AIKEN, S.C. - The Aiken County coroner is arranging burial services for eight residents whose bodies have gone unclaimed or for whom funds weren't available for funerals.
The Aiken Standard reports that today's service is at 10 a.m. at the Graniteville Cemetery on Gregg Highway in Aiken.
The Rev. Reilly Hammond is presiding.
Friends and family of the deceased who could be located have been notified of the service. The community is invited to attend.
Residents were identified as 49-year-old Robert Bailey; 32-year-old Robert Bisou; 49-year-old Billy Cheek; 71-year-old Joe Floyd; 71-year-old Thomas Keenan; 54-year-old Richard Maroney; 67-year-old Lester Thompson; and 49-year-old Lydia Ward.
Local firms have provided donated flowers, graves, funeral services, headstones and urns.