The funeral service for Ms. Ollie Mae Colter of Bamberg, formerly of White Plains, N.Y., was held Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at Jerusalem Baptist Church in North. She was born in North, a daughter of the late John Colter and Mrs. Estelle Fields Colter.

The funeral service for Mr. Ruby Donaldson, 86, of Bamberg, formerly of Denmark, was held Friday, August 5, 2011, at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Lees. He was born May 2, 1925, in Barnwell County to the late James and Mary Donaldson.

Mr. Tyrone Anthony ‘Smitty’ Donaldson, 40, of Blackville, died Friday, August 5, 2011. Funeral services were held at Blackville-Hilda High School Auditorium, Blackville, on Sunday, August 7, 2011. Mr. Tyrone Anthony Donaldson Sr., son of Donald Elmore and Carolyn Bracey, was born on May 6, 1971, in Barnwell. Tyrone received his education at Blackville-Hilda High School and graduated in 1989. He furthered his education by attending Denmark Technical College.

Funeral services for Deacon LeRoy ‘MAM’ Dowling, 82, of Bamberg, were held on Monday, August 8, 2011 in the Union Baptist Church, Bamberg. He was born April 17, 1929, to the late Martin and Rosa Handy Dowling in Bamberg. He was the last of 10 children. "MAM," as he was known to his many friends, was a member of Eden Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon and Chairman of the Deacon Board.

Funeral services for Mr. Hydric Dyches, 74, of Denmark, were held on Thursday, August 4, 2011 in the Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Norway. Mr. Dyches was born in Bamberg on November 5, 1936, to the late Oscar Armstrong and Sarah Austin Dyches. He attended the Bamberg County Trade School.

Jennie Lou Dyches, 77, of Eastover, died Saturday, August 6, 2011, after an illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 9, 2011 in Orangeburg. Mrs. Dyches was born August 5, 1934, in Bamberg County, a daughter of the late Herman Nathaniel Kittrell Sr. and the late Minnie Darnell Kittrell. She was a member of the Canaan Baptist Church.

Mrs. Eugenia Strickland Fender, known as ‘Bama’ to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, 90, of Ehrhardt, entered into eternal rest Friday, August 5, 2011, at Allendale County Hospital in Fairfax. She was the widow of Manning Rentz Fender, to whom she was married for 45 years. Funeral services were held Monday, August 8, 2011, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Mrs. Fender was born October 11, 1920, in the Little Swamp Community, Bamberg County, a daughter of the late James Milton ‘Bub’ Strickland and Ada Utsey Carter Strickland. She graduated from Lodge High School.

Mrs. Barbara Glover, 61, of Norway, died August 5, 2011, in an auto accident. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at River Fork Baptist Church in Bamberg. She was born November 14, 1949, in Bamberg County, a daughter of Dorothy D. Proctor and the late Lennie Blume.

London L. Glover, 15, of Norway, died August 5, 2011, in an auto accident. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at River Fork Baptist Church in Bamberg. He was born April 12, 1996, in Orangeburg County, a son of Shasta Randolph and Frankie Glover.

Funeral services for Jennie Mildred G. Hutto, 68, of Bamberg, were held Friday, August 5, 2011 in Spring Branch Baptist Church, Bamberg. She died August 1, 2011, at her home. She was born April 7, 1943, in Walterboro, the daughter of the late George William Guilford and the late Ida Nettles. She was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church, Bamberg.

Funeral services for Freddie Henry Hutson, 47, of Springfield, was held Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in Williston. Freddie passed away Sunday, August 7, 2011. Born in Bamberg, he was a son of Corine Williams Hutson and the late Woodrow Hutson. He was a truck driver.

Zane Favion Proveaux, seven days old, of Bamberg, died August 5, 2011, at Bamberg County Hospital, Bamberg. Funeral services were held Monday, August 8, 2011, in Bamberg Church of God, Calhoun Street, Bamberg. He was born July 29, 2011, a son of Heather Camille Proveaux. His church affiliation was Bamberg Church of God, Calhoun Street, Bamberg.

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Lee (Shing) Sease, 74, of Bamberg, were held Saturday, August 6, 2011, at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Bamberg. Mrs. Sease died Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. Mrs. Sease was born August 12, 1936, in Bamberg to the late Sammie Lee and Polly McMillon. She was educated at the Clear Pond and Richard Carroll schools in Bamberg County.