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Mrs. Jeanne Sanders Bishop, 84, of Lodge Highway, Smoaks, entered into eternal rest Sunday, September 8, 2013 at MUSC in Charleston. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 12, 2013, at St. Johns Baptist Church, Ehrhardt. Mrs. Bishop was born October 20, 1928 in Statesboro, Georgia and was a daughter of the late Leon Sanders and Ethel Bennett Sanders. She was a graduate of Limestone College and was a member of Little Swamp United Methodist Church. Her love of children lead her to be a grammar school teacher for over 35 years. Mrs. Bishop was known for her caring and generous heart, as she gave to many charitable organizations such as Love for Children, as well as several local churches. She was also an avid reader. A devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother, she centered her life around the family she cared for so dearly.

Annie Bell Holiman, 80, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Barnwell, died on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Park Missionary Baptist Church, Beech Island. She was born on August 30, 1932, to the late Joseph and Lucille Floyd Sanders Sr. in Dunbarton, Barnwell County. At an early age, she confessed Christ and joined St. Phillip Baptist Church, which later became St. Thomas Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She was joined in holy matrimony to the late Leroy Holiman. They were blessed with a son, the late Kenneth Thessalonians Sanders. Annie was one of 11 children. She was educated in the Dunbarton Four Mile School in Old Ellenton. She later moved to New York, where she was employed as a key punch operator. While in New York, she attended Wayside and the Upper Room International Ministries Church of God in Christ in Brooklyn.

Mr. George Frederick Kruhm Sr., 70, of Bamberg, husband of Mrs. Nancy L. Kruhm, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Spring Branch Baptist Church in Bamberg. George was the son of the late Claude D. Kruhm and Mrs. Gertrude Kruhm of Clarksville, Maryland. He loved reading, farming, woodworking and spending time with his family and friends.

Lizzy Ann Middleton, 56, of Bamberg, died Friday, September 6, 2013, at her residence. The funeral service was held Tuesday, September 10, 2013, in the Light of the World Baptist Church, Bamberg. Born March 30, 1957, in Bamberg County, to Eartha Mae Middleton and the late Sammie Middleton, Lizzy was a graduate of Denmark-Olar High School. At an early age she joined Capernaum Baptist Church and in most recent years changed her membership to The Light of the World Baptist Church, Bamberg.

Sallie Mildred Harley Platt, 94, formerly of Elloree, died Sunday, September 8, 2013, at Laurel Baye Health Care, Orangeburg. The funeral service was held Wednesday, September 11, 2013. She was born November 30, 1918, in Barnwell County, the daughter of the late Willie W. Harley and the late Suzanny Lizzie Sanders Harley. She was the widow of the late Willie W. Platt.

The funeral for the Rev. John Wesley Salley, 89, of Orangeburg, was held on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. He was born on October 21, 1923, in Orangeburg to the late Clifton F. Salley and Maudelle Keitt Salley. He was married to Beulah L. Williams in May of 1944. He owned and operated a record store and carpentry shop. He was the first black disc jockey in Orangeburg. Known as “Judge Rhythm,” he was employed with WDIX radio station in the early 1950s. He also hosted a gospel program every Sunday morning on WWBD radio station in Bamberg. He taught carpentry at Area Trade School in Denmark for many years until retirement. He was also employed by the Sunbeam Corporation. He was the pastor of Treadwell Street Church of God for 30-plus years and retired due to failing health. He was a member of the Church of God’s Brotherhood, secretary for the Credentials Committee of the South Carolina Presbytery and a teacher for their camp meetings. He was a member of the Ministers Association of Orangeburg. He served as a chaplain at the Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg.

The funeral service for Little Miss NiAsia Shirley Ravonna Washington, 2, of Blackville, was held on Friday, September 6, 2013, at St. Peter’s Baptist Church, Elko. The burial was in Hope Memorial Cemetery, Barnwell. She died suddenly on Sunday, September 1, 2013. NiAsia was born on October 29, 2010, in Aiken to Eunice Washington and Shannon Franklin.