COLUMBIA - The late Mary Lawson "Groovie Granny" Delage of Chapin, S.C., at one time believed to be the nation's only woman striped bass fishing guide, has been induct-ed as a "Legendary Guide" into the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in Hay-ward, Wis.
TRENTON, S.C. - Barbara Coleman Butler, of 61 Lloyd Road, died on November 17, 2009. Born in Saluda, S.C., she was a member of the Wateree AME Church, Saluda and a retired school teacher for the Edgefield County School System. She is survived by
BIG CANOE, Ga. - James T. McAfee, Jr., 65, of Big Canoe, Ga., and Seabrook Island, S.C., died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Memorial services will be held today, Friday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m., at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta, with Dr. David Sapp, Dr. R. Kirby Godsey, Dr. Hyran E. Barefoot, Dr. John R. Claypool and Dr. Alan Culpepper officiating. Special music will be performed by the Mercer University Singers.
AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, October 1, 2007 at his residence, Mr. Albert Henry Willis, age 86, beloved husband of 57 years to Mrs. Mable Hadden Willis of 1862 Columbia Highway North, Aiken, S.C., and son of the late Mr. Willie Earl Willis and Mrs. Lillie Seigler Willis. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at Redds Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Jamie Rogers, Rev. Mark Watford, and Rev. Gary Hanna officiating. Interment with full military honors will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Willis will be placed in the Church one hour prior to the service. Born April 1, 1921, Mr. Willis was a native and a life long resident of Aiken. He was a Veteran of WWII. He served his country as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and retired after twenty years of service. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked at Ohio Brass Co. (Hubbell) in Quality Control and retired from there with fifteen years service. He was an active member of the Redds Branch Baptist Church where he had served as an ordained Deacon, Chairman of Deacons, Sunday School Superintendent, and member of the Building Committee. Mr. Willis was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his crops with his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle and will be missed by all who knew him. Additional survivors include two daughters, Kathy R. (Berry) Durden, Aiken, Susan W. (Fred) Napier, Aiken; six grandchildren, Jason Darrick (Stephanie) Redd, Mark Burton Napier, Jacob Lee Gay, Brian Lee Durden, Jason Allen Durden, and Robert Milton Durden; one great-grandchild, Sophie Elizabeth Redd. Mr. Willis was predeceased by one brother, Sammie L. Willis; one sister, Kathleen Willis Cook; and one grandson, Wallace Michael Redd. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons, Willing Workers, and Gibbs Bible Class of Redds Branch Baptist Church. The family suggests that memorials may be made to Redds Branch Baptist Church, 390 Redds Branch Road, Aiken, S.C. 29801 or Regency Hospice, 105 Summerwood Way, Suite D, Aiken, S.C. 29803. A visitation with the family will take place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at Cole Funeral Home. Friends may call the residence or at Cole Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 1544 University Parkway, Aiken, S.C. 29801. 803-648- 7175. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
TRENTON, S.C. - Barbara Coleman Butler, of 61 Lloyd Road, died on November 17, 2009. Born in Saluda, S.C., she was a member of the Wateree AME Church, Saluda and a retired school teacher for the Edgefield County School System. She is survived by daughter, Karlene L. Butler, Trenton, S.C. and son, Zacharias L. Butler, McCormick, S.C.; stepdaughter, Loretta Butler, Edgefield, S.C.; brothers, George W. Coleman, California, Louis Coleman and Alfonza Praylow, both of Saluda; sister, Jonell Hopkins, Maryland, Greta Gallman and Sarah A. McGraw, Saluda; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Edgefield. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Butler & Sons Funeral Home, Saluda, is in charge. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
...Living, Boy Scout Road. Mr. Bailey had been a resident of Augusta for over sixty-five years, a native of Modoc, S.C. and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Bailey of Modoc and Augusta. He was retired from Haverty Furniture Store of Augusta...
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.- Retired Tech. Sgt. Bobby Joe Langford, age 63, entered into rest Friday, June 27, 2003 husband of Helen Fields Langford of North Augusta, S.C. and son of the late Jamelle Langford and Ozalee Day Fulmer. The funeral service will be conducted today Monday, June 30, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Napier Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Prosser officiating. The interment will be in the Fields family cemetery with full military honors. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street, Graniteville, S.C. 29829 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.- Retired Tech. Sgt. Bobby Joe Langford, age 63, entered into rest Friday, June 27, 2003 husband of Helen Fields Langford of North Augusta, S.C. and son of the late Jamelle Langford and Ozalee Day Fulmer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John Langford of Illinois, a daughter, Eva Prell of Michigan, a stepdaughter, Pam Duckworth of Augusta; brothers, Charles Langford and Gerald Langford both of Columbia, S.C., stepfather, Gerald Fulmer of Graniteville and six grandchildren. He was born in Batesburg, S.C., but was a lifelong resident of Aiken County.