Jimmy Davis, 63, of Orangeburg, died Monday, January 2, 2012. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 5, 2012. Mr. Davis was born in Orangeburg County, a son of the late Henry and Eunice Chavis Davis. He was a retired painter.

Gloria Jean Fender, 66, of Greer, died peacefully Thursday, December 29, 2011 at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville following an amazingly courageous battle with brain cancer, after a successful battle won over ovarian cancer 6 years ago. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she was the only daughter of Jean Ardelle Bergin and the late Glyde Harvey Snyder. Gloria was co-owner/manager of The Office Centers in Greenville with her husband, Jerry Fender and business partner, Larry Fischer. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She was a serious student of biblical scholarship; she enjoyed reading, knitting and her garden; her greatest fear was of “being bored.” She loved her family and was known by her grandchildren as Mana. She was an outgoing and fun personality, who lived life fully to her last day. She constantly came home excited from an errand or appointment saying, “I just met my newest best friend.”

Mayor Roy Lovell Fender, 78, of Lodge, entered into eternal rest Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Roper St. Francis Hospital in Charleston. He was the husband of the late Anne Ruth Varnadoe Fender, to whom he was married for fifty years. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, January 4, 2012. Mr. Fender was born September 24, 1933 in Colleton County and was son of the late Benjamin Franklin Fender and Permelia Fralix Fender. He was the Mayor of Lodge, an office he has held for 20 years. He retired from Savannah River Site. Mr. Fender was a member of Carter’s Ford Baptist Church, was a member and Past Master of Hope Masonic Lodge #122, The York Rite of Hampton and The Omar Shrine Temple of Charleston.

Airman 1st Class Ozzie Daniel Owens, 20, of Bamberg, died Monday, December 26, 2011, in Oklahoma City. Funeral services were held at Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Ozzie graduated from Bamberg High School and was currently in the Air Force where he served his country honorably.

Claude Harper Rentz, 90, of Ehrhardt, entered into eternal rest Monday, December 26, 2011, at Providence Hospital in Columbia. He was the husband of the late Alberta Strickland Rentz, to whom he was married for 59 years. Funeral services were held Friday, December 30, 2011, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Mr. Rentz was born April 22, 1921, in Bamberg County and was a son of the late Joseph Benjamin Rentz and Lillie Mae Fender Rentz. After his mother's passing at a young age, he was raised by his sister, the late Rachel Rentz Morris. He attended Ehrhardt School, was a farmer, member of Oak Grove Hunting Club, member of the Quarter Horse Association and worked for many years at Herndon's Stockyard. He loved his family and friends. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

The funeral for Elderess Bertha W. Summers, 73, of Olar, was held at noon Thursday, December 29, 2011, at Mount Joy Holiness Church in Ulmer. Ms. Summers died Sunday, December 25, 2011, at Trident Regional Medical Center, Charleston.

Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Mae Robinson Williams, 59, of Bamberg, were held Thursday, December 29, 2011. Susie Mae Robinson Williams, daughter of the late Fannie Haynes and George Washington, was born January 15, 1952, in St. Matthews. She departed her life Thursday, December 22, 2011, at Barnwell County Hospital in Barnwell. She attended the public schools of Orangeburg County.