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Funeral services for Mildred Anderson, 89, of Bamberg, were held Saturday, March 30, 2013. She was born November 30, 1923, in Bamberg County to the late Ishmael and Phrisell Wright Johnson. After graduating from the South Carolina public schools, she furthered her education at South Carolina State College, earning a B.S. degree in home economics. She did postgraduate study at Howard University in Washington, D.C., in early childhood education and social work. Mildred taught as an elementary school teacher in South Carolina before marrying the late Otis L Anderson in 1951. They later moved to Washington, where Mildred worked as an elementary school teacher and social worker for the District of Columbia. She was a social worker for more than 25 years before retiring. As a child, she was baptized at Mount Carmel Methodist Church in Bamberg. On relocating to Washington, she joined Asbury United Methodist Church, where she was a faithful member for more than 50 years.

Marguerite S. Bowen, 77, of Bamberg, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at UPAC of Bamberg. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Bamberg. Marguerite was born January 6, 1936, in Bamberg, the daughter of the late Robert Sanders and the late Elberta Medlin Sanders. She loved working in her yard, knitting, cooking, being with her family, Elvis and the Clemson Tigers. She was a longtime employee of Carolina Bar-B-Que in New Ellenton.

Isreal “Tite” Faust, 82, of Denmark, died Wednesday, Mach 27, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Capernaum Baptist Church. Mr. Isreal Faust was born July 6, 1930, in Denmark to the late Raymond and Lula Mae Faust. Isreal, who is affectionately known as “Tite,” was educated in the public schools of Denmark. Isreal was married to the late Annie Pough Faust.

Funeral services for Ogretta Tyler Richberg-Fickling, 82, of Bamberg, were held Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Honey Ford Baptist Church. Mrs. Ogretta Tyler Richberg-Fickling was born April 26, 1930, in Bamberg County to the late James E. Tyler and Ethel Nimmons Tyler. Ogretta was educated in the Bamberg County public schools. At an early age, she was baptized and joined Honey Ford Baptist Church, where she served in many religious and social capacities in the church until her health failed. Mrs. Fickling was a very hard worker, which led her to work for many companies, including Allendale Sewing Manufacturing, Sunbeam Appliances and Bamberg School District Two, where she was a bus driver and custodial worker. Ms. Fickling retired from the Department of Social Services of Bamberg County. Ogretta was married to the late Daniel Richberg for 47 years and later married the late Rev. Mike Fickling.

Mrs. Alice Kinard Gibson, 79, of Ehrhardt, entered into eternal rest Friday, March 29, 2013 at The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. She was the widow of William Henry “Bill” Gibson. Funeral services were held Monday, April 1, 2013 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Ehrhardt. Mrs. Gibson was born October 24, 1933 in Bamberg County and was a daughter of the late George William Kinard and Eddra Fender Kinard Kay; and the stepdaughter of the late William Horace Kay. She retired from Devan Manufacturing in Allendale. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Women’s Missionary Group. She was also a member of the cancer survivor’s group, “Bosom Buddies” in Hampton and a member of Woodmen of the World.

Isaiah James, 92, of UniHealth Post-Acute Care of Barnwell, formerly of Hampton, died Friday, March 29, 2013. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 2, at Friendship United Methodist Church in Islandton. Mr. Isaiah James, the son of the late Nathaniel and Docia Scott-James, was born January 21, 1921, in Colleton County. He joined Friendship United Methodist Church at an early age and served faithfully in many capacities until he succumbed to illness. He attended the public schools in Colleton County and went on to further his education at the Area Trade School of Denmark. Isaiah James, who was affectionately known as “Pop,” served in the United States Navy during World War II, and continued to work for the U.S. Department of the Navy at the Navy Shipyard of Charleston. Isaiah was married to the late Annie Mae Graham for 46 years.

Mr. Stacy Lee Jenkins, 34, of Maysville, Ga. passed away Thursday March 28, 2013. Funeral services were held Saturday March 30, 2013 at Grove Level Baptist Church, Maysville, Ga. Mr. Jenkins was born in Savannah, Ga. a son of Jack Jenkins Sr. and Judy Thigpen Jenkins of Rincon, Ga. Mr. Jenkins was the Water Services Manager with the Jackson County Water Authority for several years. Mr. Jenkins was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church in Maysville, Ga. Stacy loved the Lord and loved his family. Stacy was an outdoorsman. He loved boating, camping and all of God’s Creation.

Dorothy Ann Harriott Reeves, 69, widow of Lawrence M. Reeves, of Connelly Farm Road, Reevesville, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Trident Medical Center. Funeral services were held Wednesday. Dot was born on January 23, 1944, in Hampton, a daughter of the late Heyward and Carrie Chesser Harriott. She was a seamstress with Wimberly’s Dry Cleaners and a former employee of Carolina Girls Wear. She was an avid wrestling fan and was known as “Gangster Granny.” She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church.

Mary Ida Hall Rudd, 84 of Barnwell passed away Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 30. Mary Ida was born August 19, 1928 in Batesburg, Saluda County. She was the daughter of the late Legree Hall and the late Arzie Hall. She loved fishing, crabbing, gardening and spending time with her family and was a homemaker.

The funeral for Eddie Shuler of Blythewood, was held Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Grace Christian Church. Mr. Shuler was born October 2, 1925, to the late Wesley Tucker and Amey Utsey Shuler. Eddie attended the public schools of Orangeburg County. He was a member of McBranch Baptist Church, Branchville, and Jehovah and St. John's Baptist Church, Columbia. He joined the U.S. Army in 1944. He was joined in wedlock to Doshia Owens Shuler.

The funeral for Johnnie Lee Woodward Sr., 56, of Branchville, was held Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Canaan Baptist Church. Mr. Woodward was born August 3, 1956, to Willie Mae Lincoln and the late Frank Lincoln. He attended the public schools of Titusville, Fla. He served as a supply specialist for the U.S. Army. He was a member of Canaan Baptist Church, where he served as director, and also as director of the Lovely Hill Convention Choir. He was employed by Worldwide Logistics.