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Post and Courier, The (Charleston, SC) - May 3, 2004
Deceased Name: Esau Patterson Jr. - Ridgeland soldier dies in Iraq combat
Suicide car bomber killed 8 last week

Army Staff Sgt. Esau Patterson Jr., a 25-year-old Ridgeland native, was among the eight soldiers killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq last week.

His family, which is waiting for his body to arrive back home for the funeral, was wondering Sunday whether the war is worth it.

"Why are we still over there?" Tarsha Myers, his oldest sister, said when reached Sunday evening at her parents' home in Ridgeland, about 30 miles north of Savannah. "To me, it seems like another Vietnam."

She said her parents are struggling to cope with losing their only son.

At least 753 American service members, including 10 South Carolinians, have died since the war started 13 months ago. Last month was the deadliest, with 138 American casualties.

Patterson died Thursday along with seven other members of the Army's 1st Armored Division when a car bomb exploded south of Baghdad. Four others were wounded in the explosion.

Myers said her brother went to Iraq because he felt it was his duty to defend his country. He had been in the Army eight years and was in Iraq for more than a year. He was supposed to come home a few weeks ago, but his deployment was extended for six months.

Myers is the oldest of Patterson's six sisters. Patterson was married and had a daughter, 2, and stepson, 4, who live in Texas.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bostick Funeral Home of Ridgeland.

Lina Copeland

Copeland - Hillsboro, Aug. 26 - Funeral services for Mrs. Lina Copeland, 83, resident of Texas seventy years, who died at her home Sunday, were held Monday afternoon.  Mrs. Copeland was a native of South Carolina.  Seventy years ago her family moved to Jasper County.  She moved to Hill County and located at Irene fifty nine years ago.  She had lived in Hillsboro fifteen years.  Surviving are ten children.(Dallas Morning News, 1935-08-27)

C. M. Sanders
Special of The State, 1915-02-23
Ridgeland, Feb. 22 - C.M. Sanders, a very prominent farmer of Jasper county, died Wednesday night after a lingering illness.  Although he had been ill for some time, his death was not expected and was a shock to his many friends throughout the county.  Besides his wife and son, Ward Sanders, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Julian Tuten of Furman, and one brother, Willie Sanders of Estill.  He was buried Thursday afternoon at Robertville cemetery...transcribed by D. Whitesell

Mrs. Lucretia Tuten
Special of The State, 1915-02-23
Ridgeland, Feb. 22 - Mrs. Lucretta Tuten, one of the oldest inhabitants of this place, died on Thursday.  She was 68 years of age and a true and faithful member of the Beverdam Baptist church.  She leaves a husband and six children, all the children being married and having families of their own.  She was buried at the Beverdam cemetery in the presence of many friends and relatives, the funeral services being conducted by her pastor...transcribed by D. Whitesell

DIED, at Grahamville , South Carolina , on Sunday June 1st, 1862, Emeline, the wife of Mr. H. F. Train, lately of Bluffton , S.C. [Charleston Mercury – Saturday, 7 June 1862 ; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]

Died, at Pocotaligo, on Monday the 23d instant, after a long and painful illness, in the 29th year of her age, Mrs. Mary Du Pre Cuthbert, wife of major J. A. Cuthbert. She left six children to lament the loss of an affectionate and tender mother. [City Gazette – 31 Dec. 1799 ; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]

DIED, at Pocotaligo, October 6, John Haskins Webb, in the 50th year of his age. [Charleston Mercury – 31 Oct. 1864 ; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]

J. D. McKinney 
Waycross, Ga., Oct. 18 – Telegrams received in Waycross late yesterday told of the death at Ridgeland, S. C., of J. D. McKinney, a former resident of Waycross. He was about 60 years old and made this his home for many years. [The Atlanta Georgian And News – Atlanta, Georgia – Tuesday, October 18, 1910 – Transcribed as written by D. Donlon]

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