Barbara Hamby Jeffcoat obit

Barbara Hamby Jeffcoat

Jonathan Bonds

Mr. Jonathan Stanley Bonds died on March 6, 2019, in Georgia. Culminating services were held on March 12, 2019, at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, The Very Reverend Wil Keith, rector.

Mr. Bonds was born on July 22, 1956, in Georgetown, SC, to Mr. Samuel Bonds and Mrs. Dorthula Brown Bonds. Following graduation from Howard High School, he enlisted into the United States Army, where he served his country admirably for 22 years. After retiring as Sgt. First Class in 1997, Mr. Bonds began his civil service career at Ft. McPherson, Atlanta, GA, in the transportation office. In 1999, he gained employment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 20 years. Mr. Bonds also coordinated the Atlanta Federal Executive Board Shared Neutrals Program. He was united in marriage to Mrs. Constance Marie Bonds. Together, they shared three children. A son, Narada preceded him in death. Mr. Bonds was also a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Atlanta.

Surviving are his wife, Constance M. Bonds, Stone Mountain, GA; his children, Kara and Nichole; his parents, Dorthula Bonds, Pawleys Island, SC, and Samuel Bonds, Georgetown, SC; his siblings, Lydia Brown, Herman George Bonds and Samuel Brad Bonds. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Geraldine Eutsey

Geraldine Eutsey died on March 9, 2019, in Hemingway, South Carolina. Funeral services were held on March 16, 2019, at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Levi Washington, pastor.

Ms. Eutsey was born on June 12, 1947, in Clio, Alabama, to the marital union between Leroy Davis Eutsey and Valerie Bean. Affectionately known as "Gerri", her secular education was received in the public schools of Alabama, where she graduated from high school. Geraldine served her country admirably, as a member of the United States Army National Guard Reserves, while she was residing in New Haven, CT. While residing in Georgetown, Geraldine was a devoted member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. For several years, she was employed as a housekeeper with the Sea Mist Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Prince George Nursing Center, Georgetown, SC

Surviving are her sisters, Margee Bean and Sharon Eutsey, both of Alabama; her nephew, Kevin Cunningham, Hemingway, SC; two nieces, Katrice Bean and Alexandria Rochelle Bean, both of Alabama. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Barbara Jeffcoat

The funeral services for Barbara Hamby Jeffcoat, 67, of Lexington, were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 3, 2019, at St. Andrews Baptist Church, 230 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210 with Reverend Ronald “Dee” Vaughan and Reverend M. Fred DeFoor, Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, SC 29209. The family greeted friends on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Temples Halloran Funeral Home, 5400 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212.

Barbara was born on June 1, 1951, in Chesterfield, SC, daughter of William Wilson Hamby and Cleon Hunt Hamby. She passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Mark: daughter, Lisa, of Charlotte, NC: son, Jonathan; daughter-in-law, Tricia; and grandson, Wyatt, all of Lexington: sister-in-law, Emily Hamby of Lexington: and a number of beloved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Billy Hamby; and her sister, Sharon “Shebby” Haselden.

Barbara loved music and children. A proud graduate of The University of South Carolina, she taught music in Lexington School District No. 2, primarily at Pineview Elementary, and led children’s choirs at St. Andrews Baptist, each for nearly 30 years. She brought laughter with her humor and inspiration with her words. Most of all she tirelessly demonstrated her love for her family throughout her life.

Barbara faced the challenges of multiple significant medical conditions, especially in recent years; the family expresses thanks to the medical care providers who offered the best of their skill and compassion in her care. We are grateful, too, for her loving St. Andrews Baptist Church family who affirmed her and shared kindness with us all.

Memorials may be made to The St. Andrews Baptist Church Music Ministry.

Ronald Morant

Ronald Leroy Morant, died on March 13, 2019, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Funeral services were held on March 19, 2019, at Mt. Carmel United Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. James Carraway, Sr., pastor.

Mr. Morant was born on March 2, 1953, in Georgetown, SC, a son of Mr. Stephen Morant and Mrs. Geneva Deas Morant. He graduated from Choppee High School in 1971. After graduation, he gained employment at the former Wolverine Brass, and remained there until he sustained a work related injury. At an early age, he became a faithful member of Old Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church (now recently renamed).

On March 11, 2006, Ronald was united in holy matrimony to the former Miss Loretta Bromell. Together, they had one child, Alex Bromell of Clover, SC. They are joined in sadness by: his daughters, Latasha S. Pyatt, Atlanta, GA, Shineka Ingram, Charlotte, NC; his siblings, Peggy Lyons and Diane Alston, both of New Haven, CT, Debra Taylor, Stephen Morant, Detroit, MI, Rev. Lewis Morant, Sr., Rev. Truman Morant, and Carlton Morant, all of Georgetown, SC; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Pearline Bromell, Georgetown, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Rufus Smith

Rufus Smith died on March 15, 2019, in Georgetown, South Carolina. Funeral services were held on March 22, 2019, at Nazareth African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Alfred Darby, pastor.

Mr. Smith was born on September 15, 1938, in Georgetown, SC, to Eliza Smith. He was united in marriage to the former Miss Mary Lee Pringle in 1959. Together, they lovingly reared several children. For numerous years, while residing in Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Smith worked for Atlas Paper Private Sanitation Department, and later, the Department of Environmental Protection. He was also a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. After retiring to Georgetown, he became a member of Nazareth A.M.E. Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Lee Smith, Georgetown, SC; his children, Larry Smith, Newark, NJ, Ruthine Johnson, Dora Smith, Delorice Purdy, Yolanda Smith, and Bernice Smith, all of Brooklyn, NY, Venus Robinson, Queens, NY, and Rufus Smith, Jr. of Richmond, VA; his brothers, Carey Smith and Nathaniel Smith, both of Georgetown, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.