Eugene Joseph ‘E. J.’ Betsill, Jr., 89, formerly of Orangeburg died Monday morning, December 19, 2011, at Palmetto Richland hospital in Columbia after suffering an extended illness. Mr. Betsill was born in Orangeburg, July 24, 1922, the son of the late Alice Inabinet Betsill and Eugene Joseph Betsill, Sr. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Ann Rush Betsill. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Orangeburg. He retired more than ten years ago from his career as owner and manager of Betsill’s Body Shop. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII having served in the Persian Gulf. The memorial service to celebrate his life was held Thursday, December 22, 2011, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Orangeburg.

Shirley H. Buck, 76, of Bamberg, died Thursday, December 15, 2011, at MUSC of Charleston after an extended illness.

Glenn Coleman, 58, of Lithonia, Ga., formerly of Denmark, died Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 15, 2011, at Franklin United Methodist Church, Denmark. Mr. Coleman was born November 23, 1953, in Bamberg County, to Ruby Coleman and the late Ernest Coleman, Sr. At an early age, he joined Franklin United Methodist Church in Denmark. Glenn was a graduate of Denmark-Olar High School, class of 1972. He continued his educational pursuit with classes in auto mechanics at Denmark Technical College and the University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie.

Burnice Robinson Jennings, 89, of Denmark died Wednesday, December 14, 2011, in Denmark. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at Central Baptist Church in Denmark. Mrs. Jennings, the daughter of the late Jim and Bessie Robinson, was born in Allendale County on April 3, 1922. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Denmark where she was a member of the gospel choir for many years.