Verdia Mae Crawford, 60, of Ehrhardt, died Thursday, September 22, 2011, at the Bamberg Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 28, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, Ehrhardt. She was a former gospel singer with Paul and the Wilson Sisters.

Enos Edward Heatwole, 82, of Denmark, died at his home on Saturday, September 24, 2011, after several months of declining health. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at the Barnwell Mennonite Church. He was born December 14, 1928, in Rockingham County, Virginia, and was a son of the late Ralph F. and Vera (Early) Heatwole.

Funeral services for Frank ‘Little Bub’ Hightower, 62, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Denmark, was held Wednesday, September 28, 2011, in the Hutto Chapel Baptist Church, Hilda. He was Born July 31, 1949, in Bamberg County to the late Sam and Lillie Mae Johnson Hightower, Frank joined Springfield Methodist Church at an early age. He was educated in the Voorhees public school system, Denmark.

Donald Roger Hyatt, 76, of Bamberg, died Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at his home after an extended illness. He was married to Johnnie S. Williams Hyatt. He was born October 15, 1934, in Sharkey, Ky., to the late Charles Edward Hyatt and the late Lizzie Olive McClurg Hyatt. He served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years and worked with Vonply Corp. for 15 years. He retired in 2008 with 32 years service with Life Time Door Co. in Denmark as vice president.

Funeral Services for Mr. E.W. Morris, 90, of Jackson, who entered into rest September 17, 2011, was conducted Monday, September 19, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Jackson. Mr. Morris was a native of Olar, having made Jackson his home for the past six years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson and the Barraca II Sunday School Class and a former member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Olar. Mr. Morris was a US Army Veteran of World War II and retired from Ameritron Corporation.

Mr. William Melvin ‘Bill’ Stephen, 83, of Ehrhardt, entered into eternal rest Saturday, September 24, 2011 at his residence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Ghents Branch Baptist Church in Denmark. Mr. Stephen was born May 8, 1928 in Connersville, Indiana and was a son of the late Samuel and Evelyn Stephen. He served his country faithfully in every branch of the military, retiring from the United States Navy. During his military career, he received many medals and decorations including the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with FMF Emblem. He then retired as a Safety Engineer with Flour-Daniel Company.

The funeral for Jane Evelyn Sandifer Ayer, 68, of Cope, was held Thursday, September 15, 2011, in the chapel of Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg. Her parents were the late Howell Sandifer and the late Agnes Johnson. She was Baptist. She was retired from J. H. Harland Co., West Columbia. She enjoyed cooking, dancing and spending time with her family.

Johnny Dowling, 84, of Blackville, died Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 18, 2011, at Hope Memorial Park in Barnwell. Mr. Dowling is the son of the late Carrie Dowling.

Edna Lee Padgett England, 97, of Bamberg, died Tuesday, September 14, 2011, in UPAC of Bamberg. She was the spouse of the late Bryan B. England Sr. Funeral services were held Friday, September 16, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Bamberg. Mrs. England was born November 6, 1913, in Colleton County to the late Attigus Benjamin Padgett and the late Ida Lee Risher. She graduated from Walterboro High School and attended Winthrop College. She worked at Bamberg County Hospital and later retired from the Clemson Extension Service in Bamberg.

Ashton Chance Christopher Moody, 1, of Denmark, died Monday, September 12, 2011, at his residence. Services were held Saturday, September 17, 2011, at City of Refuge in Denmark. Ashton was born December 13, 2009, to Alvin Moody and Mrs. Mary Gilyard Moody.