The Rev. Paul Callicutt Sr., 90, of the Colston community, Bamberg, went home to be with his Lord Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Preacher Paul, as he was affectionately known, was born July 5, 1920, in Columbus, Ga., to Taylor and Viola Bloodworth Callicutt. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, he accepted a call into the ministry. He was ordained at Beallwood Baptist Church, Columbus, Ga., in 1953. He graduated from Truett- McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga., and Mercer University in Macon, Ga. Preacher Paul conducted his final sermon from behind the pulpit at Memorial Baptist Church in 2005 at the age of 85, concluding 53 years of dedicated service. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Open Door Baptist Church in Bamberg.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jane Williams Gleaton, 64, of Springfield, were held Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Springfield First Baptist Church. Jane passed away Monday, March 14, 2011, at her home. Born in Orangeburg County, she was a daughter of the late Olin J. Williams Sr. and Melba Cook Williams. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service, having worked for more than 30 years for the Wagener Post Office.

Funeral services for Vernon Cleckley, 86, of Mount Pleasant, were held Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Cope. Mr. Cleckley passed Thursday, March 10, 2011, at Hospice Center in Mount Pleasant, following an extended illness. Vernon ‘Punk’ Cleckley Sr. was born in Orangeburg County on March 12, 1924, to the late Queen Cleckley and Hattie Mae Cleckley.

Charles Donald Connelly, 64, of North, died Monday, March 14, 2011. Funeral services were held Friday, March 18, 2011, at Cornerstone Community Church in Orangeburg. Mr. Connelly was born in Orangeburg County, a son of the late John William and Edrie Yon Connelly.

Mrs. Clara Ann Jameson Cope, 77, of Cope, widow of Glenn Willard Cope Jr., died Sunday, March 20. 2011, at the Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg. Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in South End Cemetery, South Carlisle Avenue, Bamberg. She was born June 18, 1933, a daughter of the late Earl Richard Jameson and the late Mary Ann Sanford Jameson. She was a longtime member of Union United Methodist Church, Cope.

Vivian Cedell Shuman Jump, 95, widow of David B. Shuman, died November 15, 2010. Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Ayer Cemetery in Ehrhardt. Mrs. Jump was born February 26, 1915, in Sycamore, SC, a daughter of Angus Williams and Agnes Ayer Williams.

Funeral services for Mazie Kearse Ray, 93, of Bamberg, formerly of Ehrhardt, were held Friday, March 18, 2011. Mazie was born January 2, 1918, in Bamberg County to the late Joseph and Ella Kearse Ray. She was educated in the public schools of South Carolina.

Funeral services for William E. Robinson of Williston were held Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Blackville.

George Jefferson Smoak Sr., 87, passed from this life into his eternal rest on Saturday, March 19, 2011. He was born in Bamberg County on April 8, 1923, to the late Horace Lee and Edna Marie Carroll Smoak. He was retired from POM FLANT of Charleston, where he worked for over 30 years; he was also a World War II veteran and a founding member of the Branchville Church of God.