Aiken Obituaries

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  • Thursday Jan 22 | via Stars and Stripes 

    World War II hero, Ohio optometrist dies at 93

    J. Miller, a student in Englewood, wanted to interview his step grandfather for a school project. The boy knew Dr. John "Jack" Rolfes was a longtime optometrist in Middletown and he figured his career would make an interesting paper.


  • Sunday Jan 18 | via The Chronicle-Telegram 

    Anna F. Boyce

    Anna F. Boyce , 90, a long time resident of Amherst, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 at Anchor Lodge Skilled Nursing Facility. Born July 24, 1924 in Lorain, to the late Joseph and Helen Pittak, she graduated from Lorain High School.


  • Thursday Jan 15 | via The Aiken Standard 

    Phoenix woman dies after giving birth to quadruplets

    A woman died hours after giving birth to quadruplets at a Phoenix hospital, a close friend of the family said Saturday. Erica Morales, 36, never got to hold her newborns before she passed away early Friday morning after a C-section surgery at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Nicole Todman said.


  • Tuesday Jan 13 | via The Aiken Standard 

    Order of the Palmetto cites arts contributions of th...

    PHOTO COURTESY JANE PAGE THOMPSON At an Aiken Rotary Club meeting on Monday, Steve Naifeh, right, accepts from S.C. Sen. Tom Young, R-Aiken, the Order of the Palmetto Award, given posthumously to Greg Smith for the program contributions that he and Naifeh have given to Aiken and its community. On Monday, longtime writer/businessman Greg Smith posthumously received the S.C. Order of the Palmetto – the highest civilian award a governor can bestow.


  • Saturday Jan 10 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    Barbara J. Withrow

    Barbara Jean Withrow, 83, of Martinsburg, passed away Jan. 7, 2015, at Pepper Hill Nursing Center in Aiken, South Carolina. She was born Feb. 26, 1931, in Charleston, and was the daughter of the late Jesse Kay, and was also raised by her two aunts, Lona and Lettie Kay.


  • Saturday Jan 10 | via The Star 

    Concerts, galleries and more planned for 2015 spring...

    Aiken Standard File Photo by Stephanie Turner The play's underlying tensions climax when Chris Keller, left played by Jimmy Moore, finds out the truth about his father Joe Keller, played by Richard Herzog, in this scene from Aiken Community Playhouse's 'All My Sons,' currently running. Editor's Note: This part one in a two-part arts calendar series.


  • Saturday Jan 10 | via Dayton Daily News 

    EDWARDS, Fern N.

    News Death Notice EDWARDS, Fern N. Age 84, of Kettering, passed away January 7, 2015 at Hillspring of Springboro. Fern retired from Bank One and was a member of Christ Community Church in Kettering.


  • Thursday Jan 8 | via The Daily Freeman-Journal 

    Jerry Robert Downs, 80, Aiken, SC

    Jerry Robert "JR" Downs, 80, formerly of Aiken, SC, passed away Monday, the 22nd of December 2014 in Houston, TX due to complications associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Jerry was born the 29th of April 1934 in Webster City, Iowa.


  • Tuesday Jan 6 | via Camden Chronicle Independent 

    Vergie R. (Jerry) Miniard

    Vergie R. Miniard, age 93, of Aiken, SC, passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2015, at Pepper Hill Nursing Home. She was the widow of the late Roy A. Miniard, Sr. Born in St. Joseph, TN, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Nannie L. Roberson.


  • Saturday Jan 3 | via The Aiken Standard 

    Graniteville train wreck: Ten years later

    On Jan. 6, 2005, a Norfolk Southern train hit a parked train in Graniteville, derailed and poured 60 tons of chlorine gas into the air. Nine people died as a result.


  • Sunday Dec 28 | via The Edgefield Advertiser 

    Danny Michael Fields

    Mr. Danny Michael Fields, 45, of Plum Branch Rd., husband of Elaine Moore Fields, died December 28, 2014 at his residence. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday December 30, 2014 at 6 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.


  • Dec 24, 2014 | via The Aiken Standard 

    Oldest verified man in U.S. dies at 110

    The Rockford Register Star reports C. Conrad Johnson died Tuesday. The director of the funeral home handling Johnson's arrangements also confirmed his death.


  • Dec 18, 2014 | via The Aiken Standard 

    Jury selection to get underway in marathon bombing a...

    People who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are searching for justice as jury selection gets underway in one of the nation's most closely watched federal death penalty cases in two decades. Seating jurors in the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was set to begin Monday under tight security at the federal courthouse in Boston and could take several weeks.