Mrs. Rose W. Steward-Brown, 72, of Albany, Ga., formerly of Denmark, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. Services were held Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in Honey Ford Baptist Church, Denmark. Mrs. Steward-Brown was born November 1, 1938, in Bamberg County to the late Eddie O. and Ollie M. Bennett Steward. She was educated in the public school system of Bamberg County. In December 1957, Rose relocated to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she worked in the photo industry for more than 33 years.

Julius ‘Jay’ Victor Crider Jr., 65, of Williston, died Saturday, June 18, 2011. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the Elko Baptist Church. He was born at home in Denmark, he was a son of Blanche Bessinger Crider and the late Julius Victor Crider Sr. He was a 1965 graduate of Orangeburg High School, attended Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and served in the S.C. National Guard.

Funeral services for Shirley Gunnells Johnson, 57, of Williston, was held Wednesday, June 22, 2011 in Williston. Shirley was born in Olar, she was a daughter of the late Randolph Dawson Gunnells Sr. and Ruby Higgs Gunnells. All of her life, she worked as a floral designer.

Edna L. Medlin, 89, of Anderson, formerly of Bamberg, died Monday, June 20, 2011, at Fellowship Health and Rehab Center, Anderson. She was affiliated with Main Street Methodist Church in Bamberg.

Willie J. Coleman ‘Spook’, 64, of Orangeburg, formerly of Denmark, died Saturday, June 10, 2011, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Honey Ford Baptist Church in Denmark. Mr. Coleman, the son of the late Mrs. Dorothy Mae Coleman Carter, was born August 16, 1946, in Bamberg. He was the grandchild of the late Charlie Coleman and Mrs. Mary Ella Jenkin Coleman.

Hallie Benjamin ‘Ben’ Seymore, 89, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Ehrhardt, was called to eternal rest on Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Jacksonville. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Friendship United Methodist Church in Ehrhardt.

Ruby Alva Davis Young, 86, of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, June 16, 2011. Funeral services were held Monday, June 20, 2011 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Mrs. Young was born in the Canaan Community of Cope, a daughter of Edward Asbury Davis and Josephine Kittrell Davis.