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Services for Marjorie “Tootsie” Broxton, 76, Bamberg, were held Saturday, June 2, 2012, at St. John Baptist Church, Bamberg. Mrs. Broxton was born December 5, 1935, to the parentage of the late Willie and Mary Aldrich Robinson Reggler of Bamberg. At an early age, she accepted Christ and was baptized at St. John Baptist Church in Bamberg. Mrs. Tootsie, as she was affectionately known, graduated from Richard Carroll High School and was later employed as a cook in various restaurants in Bamberg. She also worked in the Bamberg County school system as a study hall teacher before retiring.

Llewellyn Smoak Fogle passed away on June 1, 2012, at her home in Bamberg after a long illness. A Memorial Service celebrating her life was held Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Bamberg. She was born in January 1922 in Cordova, a daughter of the late Hubert W. Smoak and Alma Smoak. Llewellyn was very active in her country, community and church. She proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a link trainer operator for flight instruction. She was an active life member of the Dirt Dabblers Garden Club, and the Friday Afternoon Book Club. She was an involved board member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a beloved Sunday school teacher, and a member of the Mozelle Smoak Women’s Circle of TMC.

Kennon “K. K.” Kinard Sr., 68, of Ehrhardt, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg. Funeral services were held Friday, June 1, 2012, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Ehrhardt. Mr. Kinard was born April 23, 1944, to the late Joseph Alonzo and Jessie Mae Lewis Kinard in Bamberg County. He was raised in the home of his paternal grandmother, Carrie Bell Kinard. “K. K.” as he was known to his family and friends joined St. Luke United Methodist Church at an early age. He was educated in the public schools of Bamberg County. On June 13, 1965, he was joined in holy matrimony to the former Dorothy Brabham, his companion of 47 years.

Mr. Julius Edward Kizer Sr., 88, of Branchville died Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 1, 2012 at Cattle Creek U.M.C. Mr. Kizer was born in Orangeburg County, a son of the late Isaac Henry Kizer and Frances Edwards Kizer. He was a lifelong member of Cattle Creek U.M.C. and served as a trustee for the church and Cattle Creek Campground for many years. He was a member of Branchville Masonic Lodge #110 AFM, for more than 50 years, and was a member of Omar Shrine. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He was also retired from the Savannah River Plant.

Jeanette “Jean” Christie Livingston, 88, passed away on June 1, 2012, at the Methodist Oaks of Orangeburg after living a full and memorable life. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 4, 2012, at Bethel Park United Methodist Church, Denmark. She was born January 18, 1924, in Denmark, a daughter of the late Herbert Rahn Christie and the late Jannie Louise Buff Christie. Raised in Barnwell, she graduated from Barnwell High School in 1942. She began her career as a nurse’s aide at Barnwell County Hospital. In 1960, she received her LPN degree from Colleton County Hospital in Walterboro. She then continued her service at Bamberg County Hospital caring for a variety of patients. Eventually she accepted a position at Healing Springs Nursing Home in Blackville. She remained there, caring for the elderly, for the majority of her career.