Mrs. Minnie Lucille Boatwright, 87, of Bamberg, died Friday, September 23, 2011, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 29, 2011, at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Bamberg. Mrs. Minnie was born November 17, 1923, to the late Fred and Susie Porter in Bamberg County. She was educated in the public schools of Bamberg County.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie Mae Dowling Grant, 61, of Govan, were held Saturday, October 1, 2011, at St. Phillip Church of God in Christ in Govan. Lottie was born August 8, 1950, to Mrs. Clara Mae Carter Dowling and the late Julius Dowling.

Mrs. Elizabeth Reed Greene, 87, of Bamberg, entered into eternity Saturday October 1, 2011, in the UPAC of Bamberg after an extended illness. Her funeral service was graveside Tuesday, October 4, 2011, in the Bamberg County Memorial Gardens. She was the widow of Dr. Beaucham F. Greene. She was born in Boiling Springs, September 25, 1924, to the late Homer Cullen Reed and Agnes Clement Reed.

Funeral services for Samuel Guess Jr., 79, of Denmark, were held Friday, September 30, 2011, at Franklin United Methodist Church in Denmark. Mr. Guess was born September 25, 1931, in Bamberg County to the late Samuel A. W. Guess Sr. and Mrs. Thelma W. Guess.

Memorial services for Mable Hodge, 80, of Denmark, were held Friday, September 30, 2011, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Chapel on the campus of Voorhees College. Born August 9, 1931, in Whitesville, N.C., to the late Leonard and Rosalee Mullins, Mable received both her primary and secondary education in Whitesville public schools. After graduating from high school, she moved to New York to attend Manhattan State Hospital School of Nursing and, in 1955, she completed her training and received a degree as a registered nurse.

Funeral services for Alexander ‘Jive’ Sanders, 49, of Bamberg, was held Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at Honey Ford Baptist Church, Denmark. Alexander ‘Jive’ Sanders, son of John Earl Sanders and the late Mrs. Annie Mae Sanders, was born June 29, 1962, in Bamberg County.

Mrs. Artha M. English Smith, 62, of Bamberg, died Saturday, September 24, 2011, at the Medical College of Georgia. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 29, 2011. Mrs. Artha M. English Smith, daughter of the late Leroy and Mary Williams English, was born in Bamberg County on June 1, 1949.