Joel Bruce Burris
On Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, Mr. Joel Bruce Burris, 221 Cherry Hills Drive, Aiken, entered into eternal rest at the age of 96. He will be remembered by all who met him as a generous and loving father, a dependable, Christian friend, and a loyal and faithful family member. He was a gentleman in the truest sense. Mr. Burris was a dedicated member and steward of Cumberland AME Church of Aiken and the Masonic Lodge.
Mr. J. Bruce Burris lived, worked and raised his family in Washington, D.C., and returned to his home in Aiken during his retirement. He completed a tour in the Navy and was the first African-American page in the U.S. capitol building.
Mr. Burris is survived by one son, Girard F. Burris; one daughter-in-law, Monique N. Burris; two granddaughters, Mercedes M. Burris and Ashley N. Burris; two sisters, Ms. Naiomi Burris of East Orange, N.J., and Ms. Inez Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa.; and a very special friend, Ms. Lillie Ford.
The going-home services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Cumberland AME Church, 111 Kershaw St., Aiken. Pallbearers and floral bearers will be his great-nephews and great-nieces. A wake will be held at Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. Interment will take place at Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may call today at his home after 12 noon.
Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home, Aiken.
Marion Arthur Duiker
Mr. Marion Arthur Duiker, 95, of Aiken, died Dec. 24, 2004 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at Kalmia Landing, Jan. 9 at 3 p.m. Interment will be private. Full obituary will follow Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc., 924 Hayne Ave., Aiken, SC 29801. Please visit our online registry at http://shellhousefuneralhome.com.
Joan Fennell Earle
Mrs. Joan Fennell Earle, 72, of Aiken, died Dec. 27.
She will be remembered as a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother.
Her funeral services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Bob Byrne officiating. Interment will follow in Bethany Cemetery.
Mrs. Earle was born in Savannah, Ga. to the late Lila Murph Fennell and Robert S. Fennell. She worked as an administrator for St. Angela Academy and the Aiken County School District. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, the St. Paul Lutheran Church Choir and Aiken Choral Society.
Survivors include her loving husband, Thomas Brockman Earle Jr.; a daughter, Jennifer E. (James) Strader, Richmond, Va.; a son, Thomas B. (Grace) Earle III, Honea Path; three grandchildren, Thomas B. Earle IV, Samuel Strader, Jacob Strader; a sister, Margaret Barnes, Jesup, Ga.; a brother, Robert S. Fennell, Hollywood, Fla.
Memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Rd., Aiken, SC 29803.
The family will receive friends tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at Shellhouse Funeral Home, 924 Hayne Ave., Aiken, SC 29801. Please visit our online registry at http://shellhousefuneralhome.com.
Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc., Aiken, SC 29801.
Judith "Judy" Key
Entered into rest, Dec. 26, 2004, Miss Judith "Judy" Key.
Surviving are her four sisters, Eunice Key, Nellie Blankenship, Jeanette Smith, Linda Wingard, and two brothers, Albert Key and Leroy Key.
Funeral services will be today at 11 a.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at Hatcher Funeral Home.
Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy. No. 1, Langley.
Marie Lybrand Jenkins
TARBORO, N.C. — Marie Lybrand Jenkins, 94, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Spann United Methodist Church Cemetery in Ward.
Mrs. Jenkins was preceded in death by her husband, John Ira Jenkins. She was born in Aiken County to Andrew Robert & Lula Kinkland Lybrand.
Survivors include a daughter, Doris Jenkins Rawls of Tarboro; a son, John R. Jenkins and wife Yantus of Tarboro; granddaughters, Lisa Johnson and Mary Katherine Rawls, both of Rocky Mount; three great- grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Spann United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o of Russell Hughes, 774 Fruit Hill Road, Saluda, S.C. 29138 The family will receive friends after the service.
Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., 701 Hospital Drive, Tarboro, N.C., 27886
Mr. Charlie Mason, 89, 1008 Croft Ave., entered into rest Dec. 23, 2004 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 12 noon at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Croft Mill Road, with Brother Usher Rich officiating. Interment will be in Aiken Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call the residence or at the funeral home after 1 p.m.
G.L. Brightharp and Sons Mortuary, 390 Beaufort St., Aiken.
Katherine Dicks Turner
Mrs. Katherine Dicks Turner, 83, entered into rest Dec. 24, 2004, at Doctors West Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
Mrs. Turner, a native of Barnwell County, was a member of Union Branch Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Silas (Sue) Dicks, Columbus, Ga.; a grandson, Leonard Bernard Johnson of New Ellenton; four great-grandchildren, Savelas Rabb of Columbus, Ohio, Stephanie Johnson, Brittney Johnson and Ashley Johnson of New Ellenton; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Runs Baptist Church with the Rev. J.B. Moody officiating. Interment will be in Walker Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.
G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta.
J. P. Mumford III
JACKSON — Funeral services for James P. "J.P." Mumford, III, 16, Cowden Road, Jackson, who died Dec. 26, 2004, will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian Church of Jackson with the Rev. Michael Riddle officiating. Interment will be in Jackson Memorial Cemetery.
J. P. was a life-long resident of Jackson and a member of the First Christian Church of Jackson. He was in the eleventh grade at Silver Bluff High School and was the grandson of the late James P. Mumford Sr.
Survivors include his parents, Jim and Rhonda Beard Mumford, Jackson; a brother, Nolan Hardy Mumford, Jackson; paternal grandmother, Caroline Mumford, North Augusta; maternal grandparents, Clemmons and Jean Beard, Jackson; paternal great-grandmother, Cathryn Mitchell, Chester; maternal great-grandmothers, Hattie Stewart, Beech Island and Myrtle Beard, Jackson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Little League coaches whom J.P. played for: James C. Greene III., Rob Crumley, Lawrence "DeDe " McKinney, Ronnie Gaines, Oliver Williamson, Bill Dennis and Jerry Barber. Active pallbearers will be Dave Anderson, Richard Burrell, Jason Fox, Blake Stewart, Vincent James and Eddie Rutherford.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. The family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Clemmons Beard, 207 Cowden Road, Jackson.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Jackson, P.O. Box 477, Jackson, SC 29831.
Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home, North Augusta.
Alonzo "Al" Padgett
Answered God's call Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, Mr. Alonzo "Al" Padgett of Aiken, beloved husband of Naomi K. Padgett. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, with the place, time and other pertinent information to be announced by Napier Funeral Home.
Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Graniteville.
Thomas Grady Pruitt
WARRENVILLE — Entered into rest Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, Thomas Grady Pruitt, 75, of Warrenville, son of the late Frank Pruitt and the late Eva Rankin Pruitt. He is survived by two daughters, Marie Williams of Graniteville and Vonnie Pruitt of Gatlinburg, Tenn.; a sister, Bertha Hadden of Clearwater; three grandchildren, Joshua Farrer, T.J. Farrer and Alisa M. Vertucci; and a great-grandchild, Ivan Vertucci. He was born in Trenton but had been a resident of Aiken County for over 45 years. He was retired from Graniteville Co. He was member of the National Rifle Association. He loved to rabbit hunt. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. The family stated that he was a loving dad and grandfather. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Napier Funeral Home with the Revs. Stephen Phillips and Jonathan Randall officiating. Interment will follow in the Graniteville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen Williams, Ozzie Vertucci, Sammy Morton, Mike Farrer, Robby Moxley and James Van Buren. The family will receive friends at his daughter's residence (Marie Williams) at 405 Mt. Zion Road, Graniteville or tonight at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.
Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Graniteville.
Margaret Penn Satcher
WARD — Graveside services for Mrs. Margaret Penn Satcher will be held at Saluda Memorial Gardens (Richland Springs Area) Wednesday at 11 a.m. Mrs. Satcher died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004.
Bland Funeral Home, Johnston.
Virginia Burke Wills
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Burke Wills, 78, of Aiken, who died on Dec. 25, 2004 will be held Thursday at Ft. Benning Post Cemetery, Columbus, Ga. Visit www.georgefuneralhomes.com to view the complete obituary and to sign the online condolence register. George Funeral Homes, 211 Park Ave. NW Aiken, SC.
Alberta Porter Abbott
BLACKVILLE — Services for Alberta Porter Abbott, 73, will be Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005 at 3:30 p.m. at Healing Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. David Grubbs officiating. Burial in the Blackville Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Folk Funeral Home in Williston. Memorials may be made to Healing Springs Baptist Church, 226 Springs Court, Blackville S.C. 29817.
Mrs. Abbott died Friday. Born in Williston, she was a daughter of the late William Albert Porter and Belle Powell Stringfield Porter. She was a member of Healing Springs Baptist Church. Formerly worked for Daniels Pharmacy in Blackville and retired from Shuron Manufacturing Co.
Survivors include her husband Jesse Lee "Sonny Boy" Abbott; sons and daughter-in-laws, Donnie and Donna Jean Abbott, Bobby and Peggy Abbott, Patt Abbott, all of Blackville; sisters, Evie S. Hutto of Langley, Betty Lula Belle Hendrex of Lamar; five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Folk Funeral Home, 170 N. Elko St., Williston
Kathleen Parrish Fowler
Funeral services for Mrs. Kathleen Parrish Fowler will be Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church with the Rev. M. Eugene Mullikin officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association. Interment will follow at Aiken Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at George Funeral Homes Historic Downtown Chapel 211 Park Ave. SW, Aiken.
Mrs. Fowler, 79, of Aiken, died Thursday February 3, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Born in Shelbyville, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Cordie (Clark) Parrish. She had lived most of her life in Louisville, Ky., and had lived briefly in Indiana before moving to Aiken in 1954. She was a very active member of St. John's United Methodist Church. She loved gardening and craftwork. She attended craft shows, having a booth named "Grandma's Pretty Things." Kathleen was a voracious reader, with hundreds of books in her library. She enjoyed spending time at Clark's Hill where she fished, boated and enjoyed the beauty of nature.
Mrs. Fowler is pre-deceased by her son, Kimberly Fowler, (1972) and her daughter, Dawn Francine Barrett, (2003). She is survived by her husband of 56 years, B.J. "Bev" Fowler, Aiken and her son-in-law, Les Barrett, Aiken. She is also survived by two grandsons; Wesley Ryan Barrett and Damion Christopher Barrett, one great-grandson, Caleb Preston Barrett, a niece and several nephews.
Visit www.georgefuneralhomes.com to view the complete obituary and sign the online condolence register.
George Funeral Homes Historic Downtown Chapel 211 Park Ave., Aiken.
Alex Hazuda Jr.
EVANS, Ga. — Entered into rest Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, Mr. Alex Hazuda, husband of Mrs. Mary Helen Vinson Hazuda, of 9102 Chalice Circle, Evans.
Surviving along with his wife are four sons, Ivan Hazuda of Utah, Nicholas Hazuda of Sumter, Alex William Hazuda III of Augusta, and Thad R. Edmonds of Cincinnati, Ohio, and six grandchildren.
Mr. Hazuda was born in Tacoma, Wash. to the late Alexander and Deloris Greene Hazuda Sr. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a retired administrator for the Aiken-Barnwell County Mental Health Facility with 20 years of service, and he attended St. Teresa Catholic Church, Augusta.
The family said that Alex requested that there be no funeral services.
Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy. No. 1, Langley
Willie "Will" Howard
SALLEY — Willie "Will" Howard, 90, resident of the Mattie C. Hall Care Center, died Feb. 2, 2005 at Aiken County Regional Medical Centers.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Sardis Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Junior Wise officiating. Burial will be in Christian Hill Cemetery, Salley.
Mr. Howard, the son of the late Henry and Rosa Ware Howard, was born in Aiken County on May 3, 1914. and received his education in the public schools of Aiken County, and then retired from a construction company.
He joined the Sardis Baptist Church at an early age.
Survivors include two daughters, Catherine (Benny) Anthony and Sarah Morgan of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Lovilee (H.W.) Tyler of New York and Mattie R. (William) Stevens of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Bernard Howard of Philadelphia and Henry Turner of New York; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be deacons and trustees.
Visitation will be today from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at Fulmer's Funeral Home of Springfield.
Friends may call the funeral home.
Fulmer's Funeral Home (803) 258-3397