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Eva Dell Bowers, 51, of Bamberg, died on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at her residence. Services will be announced at a later date.

Robert Terry Dyches, 48, entered into eternal rest Sunday, October 14, 2012. Services were held Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at True Vine Ministries Church in Barnwell. Born in Bamberg, Mr. Dyches was the son of the late Marion Osburn Dyches and Mattie Lee Still.

Services for Mrs. Omega Moody Hanberry, 92, of Denmark were held October 12, 2012, at Rome Baptist Church, Denmark. Mrs. Omega Moody Hanberry was born August 2, 1920, in Bamberg County, to the late Rev. John and Essie Mae Moody. She was married to the late Leon Martin Hanberry Sr., and to this union, there were five children. Mrs. Hanberry was a member of Rome Baptist Church, where she served faithfully in many religious capacities until her health failed.

Dalma Breland Johns Jr., 77, of Bamberg, died Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at the Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg. The funeral was held Friday, October 12, 2012. He was born January 13, 1935, in Bamberg County to the late Dalma Breland Johns Sr. and the late Gladys Creech Johns. He was married to Marilyn Sanders Johns and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bamberg. He retired after 42 years from Health Protection at Westinghouse Savannah River Site. He also retired as company commander of the Bamberg National Guard; was a past Master Mason of Lodge 247, Ehrhardt; and was a former high school referee of basketball and football. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, NASCAR races and Carolina football.

The funeral for Albertha “Moot” Kelly of Branchville was held Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Canaan Baptist Church, Branchville. Albertha Kelly, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Williams, was born in Branchville on July 4, 1927. At an early age, Albertha joined Canaan Baptist Church in Branchville. She was a devoted member. Albertha attended Branchville public schools. She was joined in holy matrimony to the late Ernest Kelly. Albertha was an outstanding mother and role model. In conjunction with her husband, she started a restaurant named Green Acres in Branchville, where she worked until her retirement. Albertha loved good food, cooking, enjoyed church, listening to gospel music and reading the Word. She had a wonderful smile that could light up a room.

Mrs. Cynthia Tarrant, 71, of Bamberg, died Monday, October 8, 2012, at the Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg. Funeral services for were held on Sunday, October 14, 2012, in Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Tarrant was born on November 12, 1941, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late William and Dorothy Kleinfeldt. Cynthia was educated at the Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Brooklyn. After relocating to Bamberg, she affiliated herself with the Eden Baptist Church and attended there until her health failed.

Services for Annie Ruth Wright, 66, of Bamberg, were held Monday, October 15, 2012, at Friendship United Methodist Church, Ehrhardt. Born October, 17, 1945, in Bamberg to the late Isadore and Annie Rebecca Seymore Wright, she was a lifelong member of her family church, Friendship United Methodist, where she served on the United Methodist Women ministry. At an early age, she moved to East Orange, NJ, living there for several years, before returning to her home state of South Carolina. Here she became employed at several local jobs in the area: Floyd and Dot’s Restaurant, Glover’s Café, Denmark Technical College, August Fiberglass, Voorhees College and Bamberg Job Corps Center. She was a member of the class of 1964-65 of Lewis L. Butler School, Ehrhardt.