Graveside funeral services for Marie R. Davis, 74, of Orangeburg, were held Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Orangeburg. Mrs. Davis died April 14, 2011, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia. She was born November 28, 1936, in Bamberg County, the daughter of the late Jennings Tillman Robinson and the late Rosa Pearl Felder Robinson.

A graveside service for Joseph E. Hutchins, 72, of Norway, was held Thursday, April 14, 2011, in Norway Cemetery. He was born April 16, 1938, in Carthage, N.Y., the son of the late Henry and Mary Sullivan Hutchins. He was formerly of South Rutland, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Funeral services for Terence E. Johnson, 49, of Jacksonville, Fla., were held Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Capernaum Baptist Church in Denmark. Mr. Johnson was born May 27, 1961, in Denmark to the late Hezekiah and Annie Johnson, he attended Denmark-Olar High School and, after graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served his country with honors.

Funeral services for Frank Kearse Jr., 76, of Bamberg, were held Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Sweet Rest Baptist Church in Olar. Mr. Kearse died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at MUSC Medical Center in Charleston. Frank Kearse Jr. was born October 25, 1934, in Olar to the late Frank Kearse Sr. and Inez Dublin-Kearse.

Mrs. Mary Louise McMillan, 62, of Laurel Baye Health Care of Orangeburg, formerly of Bamberg, died Thursday, April 14, 2011, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at City of Refuge Ministries, Denmark. Mrs. Mary Louise McMillan, daughter of the late Ruthie Mae Rickenbacker, was born on November 10, 1948, in Charleston. She received her education in the Bamberg County school system.

Funeral services for Mrs. JoAnn Marie Brown Sexton, 58, of Bamberg, who was retired from the Bamberg County Detention Center, were held Friday, April 15, 2011, at Union Baptist Church in Bamberg. Mrs. Sexton was born March 3, 1953, in Bamberg, to the late Annie Ruth (Herbert) Wiggins and the late Willie Boynton Sr.

A celebration of the life of Mrs. Helen Zobel Sox, 97, of Lexington was held Friday, April 15, 2011, at St. James Lutheran Church in Lexington. Mrs. Sox was born January 14, 1914, in Charleston, to William R. and Viola Alexander Zobel and was a graduate of Memminger High School. Having the opportunity to further her education, she enrolled at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where she studied piano and organ.