Funeral services for Edward ‘Sonny’ Brabham, 67, of Decatur, Ga., formerly of Olar, was held Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Olar. Born October 18, 1943, in Olar, he was the son of the late Edward and Thelma Ritter Brabham. At an early age, he relocated to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he completed his formal education. During this time, he met and married the former June Hall. Sonny, as he was known to his many friends, served his country with honors while in the U.S. Army. He later relocated to Philadelphia, where he began a career with the Internal Revenue Service.

Mrs. Dorothy ‘Dot’ Zeigler Rast Brant, 73, of Rowesville, died Sunday, October 9, 2011, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 12, 2011. She was born February 11, 1938, in Orangeburg County, the daughter of the late John Fuller Rast and the late Effie Zeigler Rast Jernigan. She was the retired owner and operator of Dot's Shop in Rowesville.

Mrs. Frances Kemp Cornforth, 103, died October 9, 2011, at the Bamberg Nursing Center. Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at the Denmark Cemetery. Born December 30, 1907, in Bamberg, she was the daughter of the late Clifton Kemp and Hattie Belle Gillam Kemp. She was the widow of Calvin D. Cornforth, and was a retired bookkeeper. She was a resident of Denmark, for many years and was a member of Bethel Park United Methodist Church, Denmark.

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Ruth Branch Heyward, 72, of Bamberg, were held Friday, October 7, 2011, at Williams Chapel Baptist Church in Ehrhardt. Annie Ruth Branch was born September 17, 1939, to the late Remell Branch and Jim Branch in Augusta, Ga. She was married to the late Ulysses Heyward, and this union was blessed with five children, with two of her children preceding her in death.

James Cason Mundy V, 36, of Bamberg, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2011. He was the beloved son of James C. Mundy IV and Patricia Nichols Mundy Corriher. ‘Jim Jim’ was born on June 26, 1975. He was a former member of the Navy and was a self-employed general contractor. He was a loving father, son, brother and friend.

Deacon Arthur Spellman Jr., 85, of Denmark, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at his residence. The funeral was held on Saturday, October 8, 2011, in the Greater Sweet Branch Baptist Church, Govan. Deacon Spellman was born January 29, 1926, to the late Arthur and Ella Hicks Spellman in Bamberg County.

Margaret ‘Dell Shirey’ Driggers Williamson, 82, of Bamberg, died Monday, October 3, 2011, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta, Ga. She was born March 23, 1930, in Barnwell to the late Charlie Allen Driggers and the late Volile Mae Troutman. She was married to William ‘Sarge’ Shirey and was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a housewife who enjoyed gardening, fishing, sewing and cooking. The funeral was held Thursday, October 6, 2011.