Strom Funeral Home

McCormick, South Carolina

Ms. Mary Nichole Skinner

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC — Mary Nichole “Nikki” Skinner, 36, of Pack Wood Drive, died August 12, 2019, in Pensacola, Florida.

The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Red Oak Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Joey Dorn officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Nikki was a native of Edgefield County, where she attended Strom Thurmond High School.  She was a loving wife and loving mother of two children. Nikki enjoyed riding her Harley and fishing. Love you always Sunshine!

Survivors include her husband, Brian Skinner; two sons, Charles Joseph Hammond, and Caleb Dean Hammond; parents, Mary Jo and Robert Dearman; a sister, Mia Kennedy Quale (Frankie); a grandfather, Giroud Dorn; a grandmother, Jo-Ann Pack (J.C.).

Visitation will be prior to the church service at 3 p.m. at Red Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Strom Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Edna L. Ruiz

FORT MILL, S.C. — Edna L Ruiz, 82, of Fort Mill, SC passed away peacefully on May 15, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Overbrook Cemetery with the Rev. Yvonne Taylor officiating.

Edna was born in Fort Mill to the late Jesse Lipe and Rosie Reeves. She was a caregiver in and out of the home. She enjoyed spending time with family and her beloved dogs; and had many hobbies including cards, art and video games.

Edna was predeceased by her three late husbands; Furman Blackwell, Louis Poole, and Michael Ruiz.Survivors includes her sister, Katie Osborne of Fort Mill; two sons, Ray Blackwell (Rose DeBus) of Fort Mill, and Ricky Blackwell (Rhonda) of Chester; two daughters, Patricia Wilson (Lou Knopp) of Fort Mill, and Shirleen Passmore (Richard) of McCormick; 13 grandchildren; and 19 greatgrandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Strom Funeral Home in McCormick from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Strom Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Mrs. Roberta Mae Roland Lipe

MCCORMICK, SC — Roberta Mae Roland Lipe, 91, of McCormick, died Monday, March 11, 2019, at McCormick Rehab and Healthcare.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14th at Overbrook Cemetery with the Elder Tyrome Fuller officiating.

Roberta was born in Hartwell, GA to the late George McKee and Claudia Martin. She owned and ran Roland Truck Stop, Café, and Antique Barn for 50 years. She was a member of Kingdom Hall and was baptized there.

Survivors include her sister, Bobbie Bowers of Prosperity, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Strom Funeral Home from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Wednesday, March 13th.

Strom Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mr. Michael Devin Whitaker

MCCORMICK, SC — Michael Devin Whitaker, 62, of Whitetown Rd, died Monday, January 21, 2019 at Hospice and Palliative Care of the Piedmont.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m Monday, February 4, at the family home with Pastor Jim Kinsley officiating.

Michael was born in Wabash Indiana to Martha Whitaker and the late Beach Whitaker.  He served his country in the U.S. Army for 11 years and then in the civil service for 26 years at Fort Gordon.  He enjoyed working on computers. He is predeceased by his brother, Scott Whitaker.

Survivors include his wife, Ande Whitaker of the home; a mother, Martha Whitaker, Wabash IN; two daughters, Trish (RJ) Boggs, and Tammy Mason; two brothers Terry (Maggie) Whitaker, Dayton OH, and David (Bunny) Whitaker, Wabash IN; two sisters Ginny (Max) Gaston, Wabash IN, Kara (Rick) Shively Wabash IN; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

The family is at the home.

Strom Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mrs. Elsie Percival

EDGEFIELD/CLARKS HILL — Mrs. Elsie Percival Dorn, 96, of Garrett Road, died on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at University Hospital, Augusta.

Graveside Services will be held on 11 A.M. Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Red Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Joey Dorn and Rev. Steve Cartin officiating.

Elsie was born to the late Milton and Willie Newby Percival.  She retired from Federal Pacific Electric and was a wonderful homemaker.  She was a member of Red Oak Grove Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Dorn and son, Archie Dorn.

Survivors include her two sons, Giroud Dorn, and Larry Dorn (Ann); six grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Strom Funeral Home from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M. Wednesday, January 2nd.

Mrs. Suzanne Lucille Walker

CLARKS HILL, SC — Suzanne Lucille Walker, 65, of Garrett Road, died December 22, 2018 at her home in Clarks Hill.

Funeral services were held at Gaschs Funeral Home in Maryland.

Suzanne was born in Canada to the late Rene and Jacqeline Maisonnuve.  She was a wonderful homemaker.  Her hobbies included sewing, ceramics, crafts, and baking cakes.  Suzanne was predecease by her late brother John Maisonneuve.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, watching Nascar and the Washington Redskins.

Survivors include her husband, John E Walker; four daughters, Sue Walker-Coon (Timothy), Victoria Kramer (Michael), Lisa Gagnon (Greg), and Katherine Sides (Daniel); three sisters, Claudette Kline, Nicole Ott, and Claire Spears; a brother, Rene Maisonneuve; nine grandchildren, John Edwin, Courtnie, Dylan, Alexis, Meg, Braeden, Caleb, Cassidy and Jules.

Strom Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mr. Frank M. Ramsey, Sr.

PLUM BRANCH, SC — Frank M. Ramsey, Sr., 63, of Plum Branch, died Friday, December 14, 2018, at his home.

Graveside Services will be held on Monday, December 17, at 2:00 p.m. at the Robertson Family Cemetery in Plum Branch, with visitation immediately following.

Frank Ramsey was born in McComick, SC to the late Gary Ramsey and the late Mary Catherine Finley Ramsey Cooper. His stepmother was the late Odessa Willis Ramsey. He is survived by one son, Frank “Frankie” Ramsey, Jr. of Plum Branch and a daughter, Marie Ramsey of Plum Branch. He is also survived by a brother, Alvin Ramsey of Callison and a sister, Faye Ramsey Cooper of Arizona. He is survived by four grandchildren: Brittney Moore, Bubba Moore, Anna Ramsey and Bryonna Ramsey. He was preceded in death by his brother, the late Tommy Ramsey.

Mr. Ramsey was a truck driver and a member of the Bethany Baptist Church. The family is at the home on Old Man Jennings Road.

Strom Funeral Home of McCormick is charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Judy Bragg Dorn

EDGEFIELD/CLARKS HILL — Judy Bragg Dorn, 66, of Garrett Road, died Friday, November 30, 2018, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Red Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Cartin officiating.

Judy was born in Greenville to the late Leora Blanton and James Bragg.  She was a member of Red Oak Grove Church and a homemaker.  She retired from Edgefield County School District.  She was predeceased by her brother James Richard Bragg Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Elbert “Giroud” Dorn; a son, Jeremy Lars Griffith (Jennifer) of Easley SC; a step-daughter, Mary Jo Dearman (Robert) of Augusta GA; two sisters, Nancy Snodgrass (David) of Edgefield SC, Anne Stover (Billy) of Chetsworth GA; a brother, William Bragg (George) of Pelion SC; three grandkids, Nikki Skinner, Mia Kennedy, Taylor Neaves; and five great grandkids.

Visitation will be held at Strom Funeral Home from 6 to 8 on Sunday.

Mr. Roger Lee Snider

MODOC, SC — Roger Lee Snider, 65, of Modoc, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at his home.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Modoc Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Patton officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Roger Snider was born in Pearisburg VA, to the late Mason and Glenna Snider.  He served in the National Guard and was a jack of all trades. He loved Nascar and enjoyed helping out his neighbors with whatever was needed.  Mr. Snider was a Deacon of Modoc Baptist Church which he loved to attend.  

Survivors include his sister, Melinda Snider Merrix (Melvin); four brothers, Gary Snider, Mason Jr. Snider (Joyce), Randall Snider (Debbie), Michael Snider (Christine); and a very special friend Brenda Mason; 2 children; 4 nephews; a niece; 4 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.

Visitation will be prior to the service at 1 p.m. at Modoc Baptist Church.

Strom Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Ms. Mary Wanona Silvers

MCCORMICK, SC — Mary “Wanona” Silvers, 84, of Bordeaux, died Friday, August 31, 2018, at McCormick Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. 

Wanona was born in McCormick to the late Creed and Aline Lindley Silvers. She worked in Milliken Mill in McCormick for 31 years. After her career at Milliken, she opened and ran Wanona’s Home Cooking restaurant in Bordeaux for 20 years.  She was preceded in death by Mr. and Mrs. Will Creed Silvers and a special nephew, Terrie A. Silvers Jr.

Survivors includes her sister, Edith Bussey of Modoc; a brother, Terry Silvers of Bordeaux; 5 nephews, and 1 niece.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 Strom Funeral Home is assisting the family.