BARNWELL — Mrs. Jackie Still Hightower, 83, widow of James K. Hightower, died January 12, 2005, in Barnwell County Hospital.
Born in Barnwell County, she was the daughter of the late Luther (Bub) and Lizzie Hair Still. She had retired as an employee of Shuron Inc., and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Blalock officiating. Burial will follow in Barnwell County Memory Gardens, Reynolds Road, Barnwell, SC. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at Mole Funeral Home.
Survivors include: one son: Thomas Hightower of Barnwell, SC; two daughters: Linda H. Driver of Pensacola, FL, Sherrianne H. Bell of Barnwell, SC; one brother: Jethro (Check) Still of Blackville; sisters: Ola Mae Hutto and Harriett Collins of Hilda, SC, Elloree Ussery of Blackville, SC, and Rosa Lee Owens of Grovetown, Ga.; eleven grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
UNION — A celebration of life service for John Fred “Shorty” Gault, 85, widower of Rosa Sams Gault, 3 p.m. today: Morningside Baptist Church, burial with military honors: Union Memorial Gardens. S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Kelton to Douglas and Alma Gault, he died Jan. 12, 2005. Surviving: children, Delores Wade, Keith, Freddie Gault; sisters, Lennah Farr, Bernice Lawson; grandchildren.
Samuel Hudson Jr.
DECATUR, Ga. — Services for Samuel B. Hudson Jr., 55, will be Saturday at Victory Church, with visitation from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today at Gregory B. Levette and Sons Funeral Home, both in Decatur. Born in Tuskegee Institute, Ala., to Samuel Sr. and Sara Hudson of Georgetown, S.C., he died Jan. 11, 2005. Surviving: parents; wife, Brenda Hudson; children, Samuel III, Stephen Hudson, Yvette Steele 7 grandchildren; 3 siblings.
SUMTER — Services for Larry Holmes, 49, are 1 p.m. Saturday (noon viewing) at Mt. Olive AME Church, Woodrow, burial: Mt. Olive Memorial Gardens, directed by Williams Funeral Home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to John Holmes Sr. and Earlese Tucker-Holmes, he died Jan. 8, 2005. Surviving: wife, Ella Boykin-Holmes; children, Zendria Anderson, Larry Holmes, Timothy Boykin; brother; grandchildren; stepfather.
Larry Martin Sr.
FROGMORE — A memorial service for Larry G. “Skeeter” Martin Sr., 66, is 11 a.m. Saturday at Anderson Funeral Home, Beaufort. Born in Columbus, Ga., to Norman and Mary Lansford Martin, he died Jan. 12, 2005. Surviving: wife, Jeannette Martin; children, Cheryl Brady, Robin Morris, Larry Martin Jr.; stepchildren, Karleen Joyce, Kurt Andrzejczyk; siblings, grandchildren; stepgrandchildren; great-grandchildren.
GADSDEN — Funeral service for Elizabeth Grant Jenkins of 1840 Poultry Lane will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2005, at New Zion Benevolent Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service. Visitation will be held Friday, January 14, 2005, 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
J.P. Holley Funeral Home Garners Ferry Road Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jenkins died Tuesday, January 11, 2005. Born in Richland County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Marie Hall Grant. She was a member of New Zion Benevolent Baptist Church and a retired educator. Mrs. Jenkins taught at Webber High School, Gadsden Elementary and Guinyard Elementary School, St. Matthews, South Carolina, St. John High School, Cameron, South Carolina. She was member of the National Association of Retired Persons and was a member of the National Teachers Association. Mrs. Jenkins taught the Adult Sunday School Classes at Daughters of Zion Baptist Church and Zion Benevolent Baptist Church for over sixty (60) years. She served in numerous auxiliaries and organizations. Mrs. Jenkins volunteered with the Meals on Wheels and counseled inmates through the Alston Wilkes Society.
She is survived by her sons, Jerome (LaJune) Jenkins, Aiken, South Carolina, George D. Jenkins of the home, Ronald Jenkins, Columbia, SC; daughters, Mary (Robert) Kirk, Eastover, SC, Cassandra (Charles) Christie, Columbia, SC, Loretta Jenkins, Lavern Jenkins, of the home, Alwyn Jenkins, Columbia, SC, Rhoda (Clayton) McPherson, Columbia, SC; brothers, Samuel Grant, Johnnie (Queen) Grant, David (Sarah) Grant, Reverend Leon (Andranna) Grant; sisters, Ouraleaner Adams, Susie Morris, Lottie (Johnny) Reese, Wilean (Johnnie) Middleton, Flossie (Ervin) Johnson, Janie Portee, Zelma (English) Patterson, Eunice (Steve) Sutton; sister-in-law, Nellie Jenkins; ten grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of loving relatives and friends, all of whom will truly miss her.
Frank Moore Sr.
MAYESVILLE — A graveside service for Frank Moore Sr., 84, will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Mayesville Community Cemetery. Viewing is 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at Palmer Memorial Chapel, Sumter. Born in Sumter Co. to Henry and Julia Mack Moore, he died Jan. 10, 2005. Surviving: children, Eartha Moore, Anna Gibson, Henrietta Shaw, Geneva Howard, John Moses; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters; brothers.
WINNSBORO — Services for Steven Marion Perry will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Pilgram Baptist Church, burial in Manigault Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at 511 Manigault St. He was born in 1977 in Winnsboro to Isabelle Perry. Surviving: mother; brother, Christopher Perry; aunt, Doretha Young; uncle, Willie Perry; cousins.
CASSATT — Services for Acie Portee, 83, widower of Nancy Portee, 3 p.m. today: Sweet Home Baptist Church, burial: Hyco Baptist Church Cemetery. Haile’s Funeral Home, Camden, is in charge. Born in Camden to Hollis and Bessie Portee, he died Jan. 8, 2005. Surviving: children, Mary Griffin, Mae Fletcher, Lucinda, Billy Portee, Paul, Peter Anderson; siblings; stepmother, Irene Portee; grandchildren; great-grandchildren.
HARTSVILLE — Services for Gertrude I. Cherry, Darlington County native, daughter of Clarence and Margaret Mack Ings, widow of Leon Cherry, 11 a.m. Saturday: Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church; burial: St. John UMC Cemetery, directed by Hines Funeral Home. Surviving: children, Dorothy Murphy, Berdie, Elizabeth, Carolyn, Charles, Leon Cherry, Jacquelyn Pearson, Gertrude Robinson, Rosa Mosley; siblings; more.
LEXINGTON — A memorial service for Ruth Adair Augustine, 86, will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Lexington Medical Center Extended Care, Carroll Campbell’s Place. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is in charge.
Mrs. Augustine, wife of the late John B. Augustine, Sr., died Wednesday, January 12, 2005. Born in Laurens Co., she was the daughter of the late A.L. Adair and Maude Putman Adair. She was a graduate of the Greenville General Hospital School of Nursing, was certified in public health nursing from George Peabody College for Teachers, and completed her undergraduate and graduate work at Memphis State University. She did public health nursing in Memphis and was a middle school counselor in the school district of Greenville County for twenty-five years. She also worked as an R. N. at Duke University Hospital and Vanderbilt University Hospital.
Mrs. Augustine was a former member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Greenville, and at the time of her death, she was a member of McGregor Presbyterian Church, Columbia.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Frances A. and Kenny Douan of Columbia; son and daughter-in-law, John B. Jr. and Gwen Augustine of Memphis, Tenn.; granddaughters, Denise Augustine Gandis of Greer, Julie Augustine Spurrier of Greenville, and Michelle Douan Hurd of Charlotte, N.C.; grandson, Edward K. Douan, Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepgranddaughter, Lane Traylor of Memphis, Tenn.; and great-grandchildren.
LAKE CITY — A graveside service for John Wylie Cain, 81, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Gaskins Cemetery. Visitation is 12:30-1:30 p.m. prior to the service at Brockington Funeral Home. Born in Florence County to Willie and Ella Cain, he died January 12, 2005. He did upholstery work for Matthews Upholstery. Surviving are his siblings, Louise Miles, George Cain.
JOHNSONVILLE — Services for Madeline G. Dennis, 83, widow of J.C. Dennis, 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnsonville Pentecostal Holiness; burial: Old Johnsonville Cemetery; visitation 6-8 tonight at Morris Funeral Home, Hemingway. Born in Lake City to D.Z. and Annie Feagin Gray, she died Jan. 13, 2004. Surviving are children, Patsy Johnson, Vonetta Jones, Nancy Carnell, Don, Ricky, Steven Dennis; grandchildren; siblings.
SALUDA — Winifred McLaurin Goff, 93, of 200 S. Jennings St., died Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at Saluda Nursing Center.
Born, August 20, 1911 in McColl, SC, and a daughter of the late Daniel Lee and Effie Willis McLaurin, she was the wife of the late Johnnie T. Goff. Mrs. Goff graduated from Winthrop College in 1932, she taught at Saluda Schools for 5 years and then operated a private kindergarten for 25 years. A member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Mrs. Goff was an active Sunday School teacher, choir member and was President of the Woman’s Society of Christian Service, President & Secretary of Bishop Dawsey Circle, Chairman of Missions and President of Young in Heart Club.
Surviving are two sons, Johnnie M. Goff of Hilton Head and David W. Goff of Winchester, VA, a daughter, Elsie Goff of Huger, SC, five grandchildren, John Goff, Kelly Lloyd, David Goff, Claire Goff and Laurin Goff, four great-grandchildren, Evan Goff, Katie Lloyd, Cole Goff and Owen Lloyd.
A memorial service will be held 12:30 PM Saturday, January 15, 2005 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nels Ledwell officiating. The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Mission Fund, 102 East Butler Ave., Saluda, SC 29138.
Ramey Funeral Home is in charge.