Mary Sweatman Baker, 63, of Summerville, died Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Trident Medical Center. A funeral service was held Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Mary was born in Orangeburg County, a daughter of the late Clarence A. Sweatman and Velma Young Sweatman.

Eugenia Hutto Bellamy, 81, of Bamberg, died Sunday, February 27, 2011, at Bamberg County Hospital in Bamberg. A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Bamberg. She was born September 2, 1929, in Everglade City, Fla., a daughter of the late William Hutto and the late Mattie Mae Garrick.

Memorial services for John Stanley Boozer, 61, were held Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church. Mr. Boozer died Saturday, February 26, 2011. Born September 2, 1949, in Newberry, he was the son of Doris C. Boozer and the late E. Leroy Boozer. He was a 1971 graduate of Newberry College. He retired from Aiken County Dept. of Social Services in 2003.

The funeral service for Mr. Morris Conley, 64, of Denmark, was held on Sunday, February 27, 2011, in the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Olar. Born July 3, 1947, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late James and Ruth Ella Conley.

John Wesley ‘Duck’ Crider Sr., 89, of Bamberg, husband of Doris O. Crider, died Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at Bamberg County Hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 24, 2011, at Spring Branch Baptist Church. Born September 25, 1921, in Bamberg, he was a son of the late Oscar Crider and the late Mattie Lee Goodwin Crider. He was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church, Bamberg. He retired after more than 50 years of farming.

The funeral for Thaddeus ‘Buck’ Folks Sr., 84, of New York City, and formerly of Bamberg, was held Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Rizer Chapel United Methodist Church in Ehrhardt. Mr. Folks Sr. died Friday, February 18, 2011, at St. Lukes Hospital in New York after an extended illness. He was born September 17, 1926, a son of the late John and Carrie Folks.

Long time resident of St. Simons Island and Glynn County, Dr. Harold L. Hinnant Sr., affectionately known as ‘Doc’, died Friday, February 25, 2011, at his home on St. Simons Island after an extended illness. He was born and raised in Bamberg. A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Burial was a graveside ceremony next to his mother, Mrs. Josephine Hinnant Brickle, Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the Southend Cemetery located on Carlisle Street in Bamberg.

Funeral services for Rosa M. Jones, 60, of Bamberg, were held Wednesday, February 23, 2011, in Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Midway. Ms. Jones died Friday, February 18, 2011, in Bamberg County Hospital. She was born October 30, 1951, to the late Leroy Archie and Rose Emma Harrison in Bamberg County.

Funeral services for James Washington, 70, of Denmark, were held Saturday, February 26, 2011, in Capernaum Baptist Church in Denmark. Mr. Washington died Saturday, February 19, 2011, at his residence. James Washington was born to the late Rufus and Vera Williams Washington on March 21, 1940, in Denmark. He attended Capernaum Baptist Church in Denmark all of his life.

The funeral for Ms. Sarah Williams, 70, of Ehrhardt, was held Monday, February 28, 2011, at Union Baptist Church in Bamberg. Ms. Williams died Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia. She was born May 2, 1940, a daughter of the late Bennie Lee and Mattie Grimes Williams. She was a member of Union Baptist Church since her youth.