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Graveside funeral services for Maggie Sandra Chavis, 58, of Springfield, were held Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Williston Cemetery. Maggie passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Born in Aiken County, she was a daughter of Cedie Chavis and Mattie Lou Widener Chavis and was married to the late Harold Chavis. She was a homemaker.

Collis H. “Tom” Davis, 79, of Bamberg, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at UPAC of Bamberg. Funeral plans will be announced.

Surrounded by the love of her family, Susan Hundley Dickinson Hagan, beloved mother, musician and teacher, transcended peacefully in her home on Monday, May 14, 2012, after a brief illness. A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, in Murrells Inlet, with graveside services to follow at 3:30 p.m. at Belin United Methodist Church Cemetery, 4182 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. For many years she taught in the public schools of Lake City, Coward, and at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Lake City, where she sang in the choir. In recent years, Susan was administrative assistant with Expert Care in Myrtle Beach from 2001 to 2012. Born in Orangeburg, on August 20, 1936, Susan was the daughter of the late Justine Smith Hundley Culler and Daniel Marchant Culler, both of Orangeburg and the late Robert Washington Hundley of Leakesville, N.C. She was the granddaughter of Forrest Stanmore Smith of Saluda; Justine Eva Sanders Smith, Julia Belle Marchant Culler and Julian Wesley Culler, all of Orangeburg. She attended Columbia College in Columbia and studied voice at Chautauqua, N.Y., and under opera singer Elda Vittori of Asheville, N.C.

The funeral for Ophelia V. Lowery Utsey, of Orangeburg, widow of the Rev. Dr. Jervy S. Utsey, was held Monday, May 14, 2012, at the Lovely Hill Baptist Church in Smoaks. Ophelia, the youngest child to the union of the late James T. and Lillies Taylor Lowery, was born May 1, 1924, in Lee County. She departed this life on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the residence. Ophelia was educated in Lee and Florence counties where she graduated form Brockington High School, Timmonsville. She then attended Allen University, Columbia and graduated form Claflin University, Orangeburg, receiving a B.S. in Education. Serving as an educator for more than 32 years in the Elementary Public School System of Colleton County, her love for people and especially children was demonstrated through years of dedicated services. Ophelia was an active member of Lovely Hill Baptist Church where she was recognized and appreciated for her commitments, diligence and years of service.

Mrs. Louise Reid Wright, 95, of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Bamberg County, died Friday, May 4, 2012, in Brooklyn. Graveside services were held on Sunday, May 13, 2012 in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Bamberg. She was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Luddie Singleton Reid.

The funeral for Fannie Elease Zimmerman, 81, of Bowman, was held Friday, May 11, 2012, at Pineville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Zimmerman died Saturday, May 5 2012, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg following an extended illness. She was born on June 24, 1930. Mrs. Zimmerman was the fifth of nine siblings born to the late Francis Marion Jones and Alice Carson Jones. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Romie Boyd Zimmerman.