John William Craven Sr., 82, of Ehrhardt, died Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at his residence. He was the husband of Dorothy Jordan Craven. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 8, at St. Johnís Baptist Church in Ehrhardt. Mr. Craven was born July 27, 1927, in Meridian, Miss., and was a son of the late Charles Craven Sr. and Clara Louise Perry Craven.

Mrs. Marian L. Linder, 79, affectionately known to all as "Tiny", died Thursday, November 5, 2009, at her residence in Ehrhardt. She was the widow of W.F. Linder. The funeral was held Sunday, November 8, 2009, at Berea Advent Christian church. Mrs. Linder was born June 30, 1930, the daughter of the late Bill Linder and Eunice Kinsey Linder.

A memorial service for Pamela James Smoak, 54, of Lexington, was held Friday, November 6, 2009, at Oakwood Baptist Church. Pamela passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2009. Born in Augusta, Georgia, she was the daughter of Wilma James Hines and the late Bennie Postell James.

Funeral services for Quillie Thomas, 60, of Cordova, formerly of Bamberg, were held on Saturday, November 7, 2009, in Gethsemane Baptist Church in Bamberg. Quillie was born on January 6, 1949, to J. C. and Geneva (McMillan) Thomas of Bamberg.