Services for Betty Naomi Tyler Gaither, 66, of Arlington, Va., formerly of Denmark, were held Friday, January 20, 2012, at Honey Ford Baptist Church in Denmark. Ms. Tyler was born on February 3, 1945, in Denmark to the late Norris Tyler and Nomie Hightower. She was a graduate of Voorhees High School and attended Voorhees Junior College, where she majored in business education. At an early age, Betty became a Christian and was baptized at Honey Ford Baptist Church, where she served faithfully until she moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. Betty lived in Brooklyn for 44 years and worked as an assistant director of the medical records department of Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn until she retired in 2007.

Funeral services for Jessie Mae Deloach Milton, 92, of Bamberg, formerly of Olar, were held Saturday, January 21, 2012, at Mount Joy Holiness Church in Ulmer. Mother Jessie was born February 10, 1919, in Barnwell County to the late Minus and Anna Youmans Deloach. At an early age, she joined New Hope United Methodist Church in Siegling. She later moved her membership to St. Phillip Holiness Church in Olar and lastly joined Mount Joy Holiness Church in Ulmer, where she served faithfully until her health declined. Mother Milton was united in holy matrimony to the late Willie Milton, and to this union, 10 children were born.

Jack L. Parrish, 88, of Bamberg, died Saturday, January 21, 2012, at the Calhoun Convalescent Center. A funeral service was held Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at Springtown Baptist Church. Mr. Parrish was born in Bamberg County to the late Elizabeth Clarence Parrish. He was married to the late Carrie Starr Free for over 50 years. He was a member of Springtown Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon. He was retired from SCE&G at the Denmark substation.

Funeral services for Willie J. Sanders, 63, of Bamberg, were held Thursday, January 19, 2012. Willie was born on September 7, 1948, to the late John and Julia Sanders. He was educated in the public schools of Denmark. At an early age, he joined Honey Ford Baptist Church in Denmark. Willie worked most of his life in logging. He also did yard maintenance in the Denmark area until his death.

Patricia ‘Patty’ Canaday Stidham, 50, of St. George, passed on Sunday, January 22, 2012, at Roper Hospital following an extended illness. A memorial service was held Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at the Cotton Gin Country Church in Reevesville. Patty was born June 16, 1961, in Germany. She was the daughter of Mildred Canaday and the late Henry Witsell Canaday. She was a loving mother daughter, sister and friend and she will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services for Annie Crum Edwards Wroten, 79, of Denmark, were held on Sunday, January 22, 2012, in the Capernaum Baptist Church, Bamberg. Mrs. Wroten died Thursday, January 19, 2012, at UPAC of Bamberg. She was born August 16, 1932, in Bamberg County, to the late Freddy and Emma Hicks Crum. On August 17, 1952 she was united in marriage to the late Melvin Edwards and to this union they had four children. Later in life she married Leroy Wroten in 1999. Annie attended the public schools of Denmark. After marriage and raising her children, Annie went back to school to earn her high school diploma. At an early age, she joined the Capernaum Baptist Church.