Ralph Mc Farland- Trenton, SC

Ralph Harrill McFarland of Trenton, South Carolina passed away on May 13, 2024, at the age of 86. Ralph was born on August 10,1937, in Ellenboro, North Carolina. He was the son of the late Paul Angus McFarland and Dorothy Harrill McFarland Livingston and brother of the late Robert Angus McFarland. He is survived by his daughters Kim McFarland Padgett, Shannon McFarland Maddox (Robert), and Rhonda McFarland Baker (Kevin).  Ralph is survived by his sisters Sarah (Milton) […]

David R. Smith- Edgefield, SC

David Reid Smith, 70 husband of Jan Corley Smith of Edgefield entered into rest on May 12, 2024. David was born in Spartanburg, SC as the son of the late Doris and Boyce Smith Jr. David was a retired pharmacist and a member of Gilgal Baptist Church where he was a deacon. It was well known that […]

Tony Corley – Edgefield, SC

Anthony “Tony” Wade Corley, 61 husband of Mary Smith Corley of Edgefield entered into rest on May 8, 2024. Tony was born in Greenwood, SC as the son of Joyce Turner Corley and the late A. Lionel Corley. He was the former owner of OMC Fabrication and was a retired welding instructor for the S.C. Department of Corrections in Trenton, […]

Betty Crain – Johnston, S.C.

Betty Berry Crain, 83 of Johnston, SC entered into rest on May 2, 2024.  Betty was born in Edgefield, SC as the daughter of the late Pansy Hoover Berry and Elzie Berry. She worked as a general maintenance associate for Crouch Reality.  Betty is survived by her children Bubba Crow (Lila), Pam Williams (Melvin), Beckey Langford (Eddie), […]

House Divided

House Divided

By Blaney Pridgen All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  There is a rot at the core of our nation’s foundation.  Party identification of both the candidates and […]

 Central European Adventure Nears Completion

 Central European Adventure Nears Completion

By Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. Last week, I wrote about how my Danube River cruise with its planned 2 ½-hour stay in Novi Sad, Serbia, […]

Remembering Eclipse Day in Edgefield

Remembering Eclipse Day in Edgefield

This photo was taken at 3:08 in the afternoon, April 8, 2024, on the square in Edgefield, the day of the eclipse. In the reflection below the sun is the 3/4 moon shape, the real look at the eclipse. Advertiser photo April 8,2024, was the day of the Eclipse, when the moon crossed over the sun to form […]

Billy Wayne Nash- Edgefield, SC

Billy Wayne Nash, 67 of Edgefield, SC entered into rest on April 30,2024.  Billy was born in Aiken, SC as the son of the late Shirley J. Higgenbottom Nash and Billy Joe Nash. Billy was a heavy equipment operator for Log Creek Timber Company and was of the Baptist faith.  Billy is survived by his children Jessica […]

G. Linda Rikard-Milton, DE

MILTON, DE – G. Linda Rikard, 75, of Milton, DE, passed away on April 12 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s. Dr Rikard graduated from Winthrop University with a BS in Physical Education in 1970. She continued her studies at the University of Georgia earning an M.Ed in 1972. In 1979 she was awarded an Ed.D. in Administration and Curriculum Development […]

Louise J. Gibson- Edgefield, SC

EDGEFIELD – Louise Johnson Gibson, 97 wife of the late Frank H. Gibson Sr. of Edgefield,  entered into rest on April 28, 2024. Louise was born in Edgefield,  as the daughter of the late Effie B. Eubanks Johnson and Luther H. Johnson. Louise was a retired medical secretary from Edgefield County Hospital after thirty plus years […]

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