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Mildred Backman Ricard
1927- 2024

Lexington- On April 27, 2024, Mildred Backman Ricard, daughter of the late William Lee Backman and Cora Estelle Shull, passed into eternity with our Heavenly Father.

She is survived by her son, Stephen Ricard; her daughter, Pam (John) Hamilton; and 4 grandchildren, Tracy (Donna) Ricard of Greenville, SC, Jody (Stephanie) Ricard of Lexington, SC, Manda (Jeff) Barefoot of Hartsville, SC and Jonathan (Christina) Hamilton Griffin of GA and granddaughter-in-law, Carrie Skaggs of Anniston, AL. She had 11 great-grandchildren; Hudson, Perry-Jayne, Maddie, Toby, Madison, Annie, Sammy, and Macey-Grace Ricard, Alex-Faith Kendrick (Connally), Bennett Barefoot and Charlotte Hamilton. In addition to her husband (Oda Ricard) and parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Cory Ricard.

Visitation will be at 1 pm with funeral services to begin at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 all to be held at First Calvary Baptist Church, Leesville, SC. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Barr-Price Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family.

She was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church for many years teaching Sunday School, working with GA’s and being used by the Lord wherever she could serve. Mrs. Ricard later stepped out with her husband to help start a new church, becoming a founding member of Lake Murray Baptist Church in Lexington, SC. She was a member of the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class, worked with the Mission Friends and assisted with making costumes for the drama, “This Man Called Jesus”. She later joined New Life Baptist Church where she was presently a member. She truly was a woman that loved the Lord, His Word, and God’s people.

The family wishes to say thanks for the thoughtful and loving care of 3 Oaks Hospice, Francis Vann, and Sandhill’s Family Medicine. We want to thank all for the many visits, flowers and gifts bestowed on her before her passing. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Calvary Baptist Church or New Life Baptist Church.

Funeral Service here:

Gladys Whitten Shealy

John R. Steedly

William (Bill) Turner

Joseph Milton Cole

Maxine Ruth Silver Sands

Joyce Ann Hudson

Joyce Hudson went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 12:05 am on April 24, 2022. She was born June 30, 1940, in Marion, SC. Joyce was married to William Ted Hudson, Jr (May 16, 1920 – April 7, 1998). She is survived by one son: Steve (Theresa) Hudson (Elk Mound, WI), and one daughter: Robin Hudson (AL). Joyce had 4 grandchildren: Sabrina, Rory, Anastasia Hudson (WI), and Bradley R. Hudson (Brandy Powers) of Columbia, SC. Joyce had 3 great-grandchildren: Bradley Z. Hudson (Florence, SC), Brenna, and Brooklynn Hudson (Columbia, SC).
She was a very faithful member of New Life Baptist Church, Columbia, SC for 17 years and will be sorely missed.
A celebration of life service for Joyce will be held at New Life Baptist Church, 2825 Ashland Road, Columbia, SC. on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to New Life Baptist Church.

Gregory Chetvertukhin

Columbia, SC – Gregory Chetvertukhin, 40, Columbia, SC, formerly of Green Bay, WI unexpectedly passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022. He was born in Moscow, Russia to Nikolay and Rimma Chetvertukhin. On March 20, 1990, Gregory and his parents and eight siblings immigrated to the United States, fleeing communism and persecution for their Christian faith in Russia. This move allowed Gregory and his family to follow their faith without fear of persecution from the government. On August 13th, 2006 he was baptized into his Faith. Gregory and his family enjoyed praying, singing, and reading the Bible together.
Gregory found peace in the outdoors where he enjoyed watching all the animals, hunting, and fishing. He enjoyed fishing with his friends and family – he made sure that each trip was memorable. Anytime that was spent with Gregory was spent in laughter. He would do anything to cheer up a friend and share his kind soul. Gregory enjoyed watching and playing basketball as well as other sports. He was a talented artist and shared his drawings with his family and friends.
His family was important to him. He enjoyed anytime he spent with his family and had many gatherings that he enjoyed grilling for them and making everyone laugh. Most importantly, he loved his children and was very proud of all their accomplishments.
Gregory will be sadly missed by his son and daughter, Mark and Mya; their mother and his former spouse, Margaret Duff; his daughter, Lily; his mother, Rimma; eight siblings, Igor, Rita, Demitriy, Sergey, Natalya, Galina, Rimma, Nikolay; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Nikolay.
A celebration for Gregory was privately held. He was laid to rest in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to

Posted online on April 29, 2022
Published in Green Bay Press Gazette

David Lee Milam Jr. “Junior”

Formally known as David Lee Milam Jr., born on September 19th, 2003. He is survived by his mother and father, Heather & David Milam, his sisters, Haylee Milam, Charlotte Vargas, & Hannah Milam, grandparents, Michael & Nina Wangler, and Jerry & Reesa Padgett, his aunts, Ashleigh Milam & Lindsay Butler, uncle, James Milam, and cousins, Keegan Butler & Braxton Milam. He is received in heaven by his late grandfather, Lawrence “Dale” Milam.

We gather in loving memory with somber hearts. There are no words that can ease the unexpected and untimely loss of such a young soul with such a bright future ahead of him. As we take the time to honor this life, we reflect on moments and memories that allow us to exemplify who this individual was. Junior was known as someone wise and stubborn beyond his years. He was always willing to lend an ear or a helping hand to those around him. He set the tone for what it meant to be a young man fighting odds. He was thorough and intentional when he put his mind to something, and these are qualities we all looked forward to watching him develop.

The way he regarded those he loved, especially his sister, Haylee, showed the deeply emotional and empathetic mind he tended. It is not often that he let these soft insides seep out to those around him, but if you were lucky enough to strike up a deep conversation with him, you were graced with the depths of someone aged well beyond his years. He may not have been able to see the village that surrounded him and the potential ahead of him, but in loving memory, we celebrate the life we were all gifted through him.

David, Heather, and Haylee would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to family and friends that have rallied around them during this very difficult time. Words cannot begin to express how the kindness of others has impacted them and kept them going. The family appreciates your patience and understanding as they seek to find a new sense of normalcy in a forever altered life.

Susan Elizabeth “Beth” McClure

Beth was a faithful member of NLBC. She loved watching our precious children in the nursery. We will miss you but look forward to seeing you again one day!

Robert (Bob) E. Johnson

Brother Bob was a faithful member of NLBC for 18 years. He served as head usher. He was dearly loved by all members and especially our children. We love and miss you, brother Bob. We look forward to seeing you again!

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