Written by Advertizer-Herald   

Evelyn Brown, 64, of Bamberg, died Thursday, December 6, 2012, at the Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg. Services were held Monday, December 10, 2012, at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Olar. Born April 28, 1948, in Ehrhardt to the late Chester and Ruth Ritter, she attended Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Queensboro Community College. At an early age, she attended Pilgrim Baptist Church in Brooklyn. She was employed with the Human Resources Administration in Manhattan, N.Y. as an administrative assistant for many years. In 1973 she was married to Lance Brown. Evelyn relocated to Bamberg in 1997 and became a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Olar. She was employed at the Bamberg Job Corps Center as a residential advisor until her health failed.

Daisy Bowers, 83, of Bamberg, died Thursday, December 6, 2012, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Olar. She was born June 15, 1929, in Bamberg.

J. Wayne Hill Sr., 69, of Orangeburg, died Monday, December 3, 2012, at MUSC Medical Center in Charleston. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Mr. Hill was born in Savannah, GA, a son of Vivian Rigdon Hill and of the late James Hair and the adopted son of the late W. A. Hill of Denmark. He was retired from the South Carolina Employment Security Commission. He was a member of Cornerstone Church of Orangeburg.

The funeral for Ms. Gertie Lou Johnson, 48, of Bamberg was held Friday, December 7, 2012, at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Midway Community, Bamberg. Ms. Johnson entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 30, 2012 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Ms. Gertie Lou Johnson, daughter of Georgia Bell Johnson and the late William “Bill” Johnson, was born on July 30, 1964, in Bamberg County. She was a graduate of Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School. She was employed by Bamberg Landfill Site and worked for Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Sandifer. At an early age, she joined Bethel United Methodist Church, Bamberg. She always greeted everyone with a friendly smile.

Mrs. Maybelle Garvin Padgett, 82, of Bamberg, entered into eternal rest Saturday, December 8, 2012 at her residence. She was first married to the late Oscar O’Quinn and secondly to the late Graham Padgett. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Mrs. Padgett was born April 28, 1930 in Colleton County and was a daughter of the late Lewis Garvin and Mabel Hoats Garvin. She was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church and was a retired seamstress. She was currently employed at the Ehrhardt Residential Care and will always be remembered as a hard worker and as someone who was devoted to her family.

Jennifer Ulmer Williams, 28, of Cope, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at the Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg. The funeral was held Friday, December 7, 2012 in Orangeburg. Mrs. Williams was born June 1, 1984, in Bamberg, a daughter of Ronnie Lewis Ulmer Sr. and Kim Weeks Ulmer. She was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Jamison and was employed by Bamberg Veterinary Clinic.