Leroy Ammonds

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Leroy Ammonds, 39, of 2561 North Hope St., Philadelphia, died Thursday at his residence after a brief illness.

Funeral plans will be announced by Newton Funeral Home of Orangeburg.

Friends may call at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Ammonds, 1774 Maxwell Place SE, Orangeburg and at the funeral home.

Bruce Davis

CONWAY, S.C. - The funeral for Bruce Davis, 20, of 325 Brown Chapel Road, Conway, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Granger Baptist Church in Elloree, with the Rev. Julius Hanberry officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Davis died Monday.

He was born Sept. 1, 1971, a son of the Rev. Eddie L. Davis and Ressie Sanders Davis. He was a member of Granger Baptist Church and was a 1989 graduate of Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School.

Survivors include his parents of Conway; two brothers, Gary Davis of Conway and the Rev. Terry L. Davis of Maryland; and his grandfather, Ed Davis of Conway.

Friends may call at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. David (Essie) Murphy, 2255 Cliff St., Orangeburg and at Jenkins Funeral Home in Orangeburg.

Mrs. Anna Vogt Douglas

EUTAWVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Anna Vogt Douglas, 78, of Route 2, Box 276, Cypress Shores, Eutawville, died Thursday at The Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Eutawville, with the Rev. Paul Ballard officiating. Burial will be in Pen Branch Cemetery in North.

The casket will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.

Mrs. Douglas was born in Dorchester County, a daughter of the late Sammuel Vogt and Mamie Vogt Vogt. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was the widow of Thomas C. Douglas Sr.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Betty Jean Taylor of Royse City, Texas; a son, Tommy Douglas of Eutawville; a sister, Mrs. Adair Metts of Orangeburg; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Avinger Funeral Home in Holly Hill.

Friends may call at the residence of her son, Cypress Shores, Eutawville and at the funeral home.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 484, Eutawville, S.C. 29048.

Mrs. Lucille Z. Gibbs

BRONX, N.Y. - Mrs. Lucille Zeigler Gibbs, 68, of 920 Union Ave., Bronx, died Thursday, Feb. 13 at Albert Einstein Hospital in Bronx.

The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Loyal Baptist Church in Bronx, N.Y.

Mrs. Gibbs was born July 4, 1922 in Orangeburg County, a daughter of the late Rayford Zeigler and Inez Zeigler.

Survivors include her husband, R.D. Gibbs of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Pickens of Bronx, N.Y.; two sons, Charles Kelly and Seymour Kelly, both of Bronx, N.Y.; six sisters and two brothers.

Mrs. Marilyn L. Grooms

SANTEE, S.C. - The funeral for Mrs. Marilyn Lingle Grooms, 55, of Santee, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Fogle-Hungerpiller Funeral Home in Elloree, with the Rev. Henry Brandt officiating. Burial will be in Parks Cemetery in Summerville.

Mrs. Grooms died Monday.

Malcolm C. Hart

NORWAY, S.C. - Malcolm Collis Hart, formerly of Norway, died Tuesday in Lewes, Del.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bushy Pond Baptist Church in Norway, with the Rev. Eugene L. Green officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Hart was born in Orangeburg County, a son of the late Lillie Mae Smoakes. He was a member of Bushy Pond Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Shirley Nix Hart of Milton, Del.; two daughters, Adeline and Deborah, and a son, Larry; a sister, Nancy Steadman of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and a brother, Julius Smoakes of Brooklyn, N.Y.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Lebby Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bessie W. Hughes

RALEIGH, N.C. - Mrs. Bessie W. Hughes, 88, died Thursday in Raleigh, N.C.

Funeral plans will be announced by Dukes-Harley Funeral Home of Orangeburg.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Esther M. Hutto

HOLLY HILL, S.C. - The funeral for Mrs. Esther M. Hutto, 93, of 1180 Wolf Trail, Orangeburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Holly Hill United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Albert Cox officiating. Burial will be in Holly Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Wiles, George Singletary, Tommy Bedenbaugh, Billy Colvin, Terry Bailey and Robbie Mims.

Mrs. Hutto died Wednesday.

Friends may call at the residence of Wyman Hutto, Bennett Circle, Holly Hill and at Avinger Funeral Home.

The family suggests that memorials be made to Holly Hill UMC Property and Parsonage Fund, P.O. Box 398, Holly Hill, S.C. 29059.

Mrs. Marguerite S. Jones

NORTH, S.C. - Mrs. Marguerite Sturkie Jones, of Edisto Avenue, North, died Thursday at her residence.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at North United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Davis and the Rev. Luther Rickenbaker officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

The casket will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.

Pallbearers will be John Sweat, Henry D. Livingston, Bud Perry, Woody Robinson, Jim Sturkie, Dick Sturkie and Bob Riddle.

Mrs. Jones was born in Orangeburg County, a daughter of the late Dr. Daniel R. Sturkie and Effie Riley Sturkie. She was a graduate of Columbia College and a retired public school teacher having taught 45 years in St. George, Neeses, Gaston and Swansea schools. She also taught at Epworth Children's Home in Columbia. She was a member of North United Methodist Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher, served on the Administrative Board and was a member of the Fort Bible Class. She was also a member of the Floyd-Pou Circle and the Columbia College Alumni-Orangeburg Club. She was the widow of the late E. Julian Jones Jr.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Louise Robinson of North and Mrs. Grace Graham of Columbia; two brothers, Richard Sturkie of Columbia and Daniel Sturkie of North; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Culler Funeral Home in North.

J.D. Keigans

J.D. Keigans, 60, of 3965 Cardinal Lane, Orangeburg, died Thursday at The Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Avinger Funeral Home in Holly Hill, with the Rev. Danny McLellan officiating. Burial will be in Limestone Baptist Church Cemetery, Ridgeville.

Mr. Keigans was born in Dorchester, a son of the late John P. Keigans and Margaret Fewox Keigans. He was retired from Elkay Industries, a musician, a member of the Odd Fellows, a former volunteer fireman and former Jaycee.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gloria J. Connelly of Branchville and Mrs. Brenda Faye Bivens of Charleston; three sons, James W. Keigans of Summerville, John Daniel Keigans of Orangeburg and Bennie Preston Keigans of Hollywood; a sister, Mrs. Annie Ruth Lusk of Ocalla, Fla.; two brothers, William D. Keigans of Johns Island and John A. Keigans of Hannahan; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friends may call at the residence of Betty Behie, Hutto Street, Harleyville and at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lena Mae S. Lanier

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Mrs. Lena Mae Sharpe Lanier, of Goose Creek, died Thursday in a Charleston hospital.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at J. Henry Stuhr's Greenridge Road Chapel in Charleston. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Lanier was born Sept. 11, 1915 in Orangeburg County, a daughter of the late James Eldridge Sharpe and Grace Bozard Sharpe. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church. She was the widow of Edwin Lanier.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Amaranto of Goose Creek; two sons, J. Mitchell Lanier of Moncks Corner and Marcus Lane Lanier of North Charleston; a brother, William L. Sharpe of Virginia; a stepson and two stepdaughters; and six grandchildren.

J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. of Charleston is in charge.

Mrs. Ruth H. Lightsey

Graveside services for Mrs. Ruth Henry Lightsey, 84, of 1000 Live Oak Drive, Orangeburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Fairfax Cemetery, with the Rev. Joseph Alley officiating.

Mrs. Lightsey died Tuesday.

Friends may call at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home in Orangeburg.

The family suggests that memorials be made to Columbia College, College Place Methodist Church or The Methodist Home.

Mrs. Gladys C. Felkel Livingston

The funeral for Mrs. Gladys Caroline Felkel Livingston, 82, of Route 3, Box 1744, St. George Community, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. George Baptist Church, with the Rev. Arthur R. Beasley and the Rev. Ralph Moore officiating. Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Jeff S. Jernigan III, Derek Thompson, Derryl Livingston, Bobby Livingston, Richard Mobley and Lynn Roberts.

Mrs. Livingston died Wednesday.

She was born Aug. 1, 1909 in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Jacob Madison and Daisy Ellen Herlong Felkel. She was the widow of Clinton M. Livingston. She lived in the St. George-Bolentown Community for 47 years. Mrs. Livingston was a member of St. George Baptist Church, The Sunshine Club, Golden Bells Sunday School class and the Edisto Fork Grange.

Survivors include three sons, J. Lynwood Livingston of Kingston, Okla., Frederick M. Livingston of Orangeburg and Vance M. Livingston of Gainesville, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Jean) Jernigan of Orangeburg and Mrs. Bob (Jo Ellen) Thompson of Charlotte, N.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Bernice Bochette of Orangeburg, Mrs. Mildred Shuler of Santee and Mrs. Jeanette Fogle of Elloree; a brother, W. Bruce Felkel of Elloree; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home.

Friends may call at the residence and at the funeral home.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to St. George Baptist Church, Route 7, Orangeburg or to the charity of one's choice.

Jimmie R. Reeves

REEVESVILLE, S.C. - Jimmie Raymond Reeves, 80, of Route 1, Box 86, Reevesville, died Thursday at Trident Regional Medical Center in North Charleston.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel in St. George, with the Rev. Stephen Crosby and the Rev. Steve Kittrell officiating. Burial will be in the Old St. George Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Singletary, Gene Dukes, Duskin Dukes, Thomas Reeves, Ralph Reeves and Sid Goff.

Mr. Reeves was born in Branchville, a son of the late Henry L. Reeves and Edna Reeves Reeves. He was a retired sheet metal mechanic at the Charleston Naval Shipyard and a member of Old St. George Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Marion Florence Reeves Reeves of the home; a son, James W. Reeves of Hannahan; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Euthene Thompson of Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Patsy R. Stephens of Dorchester; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

Willie James Sumpter

SANTEE, S.C. - Willie James Sumpter, 46, of P.O. Box 244, Santee, died Monday at his residence.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Santee, with the Rev. Sammie T. Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Leroy Hanton Jr., Edward Void, Hubert Void, Robert Lee Green, Jerry Garner and Pickney Shuler.

Mr. Sumpter was born in Orangeburg County, a son of Mrs. Willa Mae Sumpter and the late James Sumpter. He was educated in the public schools of Orangeburg County and was a member of Live Oak AME Church in Vance.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Ann Sumpter of the home; three daughters, Jennifer E. Sumpter, Delander D. Sumpter and Rolanda R. Sumpter, all of Santee; five sons, Leon Davis, Clayton J. Sumpter, Michael J. Sumpter, Anthony Sumpter and Curtis Sumpter, all of Santee; two stepsons, Corey Garner and Terrance Garner, both of the home; a stepdaughter, Ferlena Garner of the home; his mother of Santee; three brothers, Allen Sumpter, Marvin J. Sumpter and Roger A. Sumpter, all of Santee; three sisters, Gloria Sumpter, Margaree Sumpter and Vivian Harmon, all of Santee; a godfather, James W. Starks of Santee; four uncles and nine aunts.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home of Elloree.

Friends may call at the residence and at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jessie J. Washington

EUTAWVILLE, S.C. - The funeral for Mrs. Jessie Jamison Washington, 88, of Route 2, Box 75, Eutawville, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Springfield Baptist Church in Eutawville, with the Rev. James E. Council and the Rev. S.J. Snider officiating. Burial will be in Live Oak Cemetery in Vance.

Pallbearers will be trustees of Live Oak AME Church.

Mrs. Washington died Sunday.

She was born in Eutawville, a daughter of the late Sam Jamison and Victoria White Jamison. She was a member of Live Oak AME Church where she was a member of the Senior Choir, Stewardess Board and Missionary Society. She was also a member of the Christian Aid Society and Christian Burial Association.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Howell of White Plains, N.Y. and Mrs. Rosa Lee Quall of Fayetteville, N.C.; two brothers, Isaac Jamison and Chapell Jamison, both of White Plains, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the residence and at Shuler-Marshall Funeral Home of Holly Hill.

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