Mrs. Pearl O'Quinn Bassett Ayer, age 101, of Ehrhardt, entered into her state of eternal rest Monday morning, February 1, 2010, at Bamberg Nursing Center, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 4, 2010, at St. John's Baptist Church in Ehrhardt. Mrs. Ayer was born November 4, 1908, in the Islandton section of Colleton County and was a daughter of the late Robert Millwood O'Quinn and the late Sarah Stone O'Quinn.

Johnny Clyde Edgemon, 80, of Bamberg, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2010. Born April 9, 1929, in Orangeburg County, Clyde was the son of the late Willie and Annie Mae Edgemon.

The memorial service for Mrs. Ida "Sister" Glover, 55, of Branchville, was held Friday, January 29, 2010, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Orangeburg. Mrs. Glover was born in Bamberg. She was a daughter of the late Harry Richburg Sr. and Mae Boatwright Richburg.

Funeral services for Mr. Clinton James, 85, of Denmark, were held Saturday, February 6, 2010, at Rome Baptist Church in Denmark. Mr. James was born on May 28, 1924, to the late Moses James and Hattie Bell Jenkins James.

The funeral for Mr. Harry “Chief” Johnson, Jr., 79, of Denmark, was held Friday, February 5, 2010, in Rome Baptist Church in Denmark. Harry was born on May 17, 1930, in Bamberg County to the late Harry Johnson Sr. and the late Ruth Hartwell.

Jimmy Pindak, 59, of Orangeburg, died Tuesday morning, February 2, 2010, at his residence. A memorial service was held Sunday, February 7, 2010, at Northgate Baptist Church. Mr. Pindak was born in Balrahkanhal, Germany, a son of Katharene Mendyszewska Pindak and the late Antoni Pindak.

Fred B. Proveaux Jr., 74, of Phoenix, Arizona, went to be with the Lord on February 4, 2010, after a 3 year battle with cancer. A celebration of Fred’s life was held Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at Green Acres Glendale Mortuary.

Ernest Ridgeway, 64, of Barnwell, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2010, at Barnwell County Hospital. Ernest was born in Alcolu on February 17, 1945. He was a son of the late James I. and Ida Wood Ridgeway.