BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Funeral services for Carrie Ray Mason, 74, of Brooklyn, N.Y., will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Dorange, S.C. Burial will be in Mount Pisgah Baptist Churh Cemetery.

ORANGEBURG -- Mr. Marion Hampton, 73, of 282 Green St., Orangeburg, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at Riverside Nursing Home of Orangeburg.

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The funeral for Mrs. Ella Mae Johnson Hillard Crawford, 65, of 3203 Del Ridge Road, Augusta, and formerly of Orangeburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Church of God in Christ, S.C. Jurisdiction Headquarters, St. Matthews. The Rev. Leon Ross will officia…

ORANGEBURG – Funeral services for Ms. Mary Elaine Howell, 64, of 1695 Saxon Drive, Orangeburg, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 178 Woodolive Lane, Orangeburg, with interment to follow in Heavenly Rest Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Samuel Palmer wi…

BAMBERG -- Charles Banks, 62, of Hephzibah, Ga., and formerly of Bamberg, S.C., died Monday, Aug. 18, 2017, at University Hospital of Augusta, Ga.

DORCHESTER -- Thomas Green, more affectionately known as 'Pola,' 70, of 157 Oakwood Drive, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Trident Medical Center, Charleston, after an extended illness.

CORDOVA -- Mrs. Loretta Cramer Jones, 70, of 109 Kinsey Court, Cordova, S.C., will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Prospect United Methodist Church, 845 Prospect St., Rowesville, S.C., with the Rev. Ollie M. Boyd, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church's cemetery.

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NEESES -- The funeral service for Joshua Johnson Jr., 75, of 126 Terry Court Road, Neeses, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Hickory Hill Baptist Church, 4623 Neeses Highway, Neeses. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Johnson will be placed in the church one ho…

ORANGEBURG -- Douglas Thompson, 66, of 1750 Saxon Drive, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at his residence following an extended illness.

SANTEE -- Jerome Williams, 64, of 118 Ipswith Court, Santee, S.C., passed on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, S.C.

COPE – The funeral for Ruver Williams, 78, of 135 BrightStar Drive, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Glover's Funeral Home, with the Rev. Willard Sabb officiating. Burial will be in Orangeburg Cemetery.

CORDOVA -- Mrs. Loretta Cramer Jones, 70, of 109 Kinsey Court, Cordova, S.C., passed Monday evening, September 18, 2017, at her residence following an extended illness.

ORANGEBURG -- The funeral for Willie Frank Starks, 72, of 1012 Devonshire Drive, Orangeburg, and formerly of Creston, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at St. Paul AME Church, 1787 Old Number Six Highway, Creston. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

ROWESVILLE -- Alice Matilda Tyler Stokes Hightower passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Ellabell, Georgia. She was born in Livingston, S.C., on Oct. 5, 1925, a daughter of the late Lucy Livingston Tyler and Malcolm Cecil Tyler. She graduated from Orangeburg …

ORANGEBURG – The funeral for Mrs. Edna P. Hasben, 93, of 1000 Methodist Oaks Drive, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Andrew Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Donald E. Green, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Belleville Memorial Gardens.

RIDGEVILLE -- Kristel Maria Singletary, 43, daughter of Martha Pack Singletary and Ronald Wayne Singletary, passed away September 18,2017, at Trident Hospital.

CORDOVA -- Funeral services for Mr. Franklin McCall, 77, of 176 Guiomar Road, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017, at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 806 Elder Branch Road, Cordova, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Herman Prince is officiating…

HOLLY HILL -- Charles Roy Hutto, 67, widower of Elaine Mobley Hutto, passed away September 18, 2017, at his home.

ROWESVILLE -- Alice Tyler Stokes Hightower 91, of Ellabell, Ga., passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at her residence.

ORANGEBURG -- Mrs. Edna P. Hasben, 93, of 1000 Methodist Oaks Drive, Orangeburg, died September 19, 2017, at her residence following an extended illness.

BAMBERG -- Charles Banks, 62, of Hephzibah, Ga., and formerly of of Bamberg, S.C., died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at University Hospital of Augusta, Ga.

EUTAWVILLE -- Lula Brown, 107, of 1016 Gardensgate Road, Eutawville, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at her residence.

ORANGEBURG -- Willie Frank Starks, 72, of 1012 Devonshire Drive and formerly of Creston, passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at his residence.

CHARLESTON -- Mrs. Carrie L. Legree, 82, of 1554 Manhan St., Orangeburg, died Sept. 12, 2017, MUSC following a brief illness.

NEESES -- Mr. Joshua Johnson Jr., 75, of 126 Terry Court Road, Neeses, passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg.

ORANGEBURG -- Ruver Williams, 79, of 135 Brightstar Drive, Cope, died Sept. 16, 2017, at his residence, following an extended illness.

ST. GEORGE -- Gregory Reginald Martino, 63, of 905 Dukes St., St. George, passed into eternal rest on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at the St. George Health Care Center after an extended illness.

EUTAWVILLE- Edith Marie Bockhardt Prosser was born to Ludwig and Marie Petrie Bockhardt Nov. 15, 1931, in Darmstadt, Germany, and passed away Sept. 16, 2017. She was the youngest of six sisters. “Edit” was quite intelligent, testing into the Adolph Hitler Schooler school system at a young ag…

ORANGEBURG -- Mrs. Lillie Mae Gaffney, of 1633 Belleville Road, Orangeburg, passed at her residence on September 14, 2017.