The Big 7
Barnwell, South Carolina
A 501(c)(3) Organization

2024 Annual Scholarship Banquet February 24, at 6 PM

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30th Annual Scholarship Banquet

On Saturday, February 24, the 30th Annual Big 7 Scholarship Banquet will take place at Barnwell Elementary School at 10524 Marlboro Ave, Barnwell, SC 29812. at 6 pm.

29th Annual Scholarship Banquet

A huge thanks all of our sponsors, volunteers, people who donated – and most of all – all of you who attended for making our annual banquet a success again this year! It was so satisfying and gratifying to see a lot of you coming back again this year to experience an evening of greatness. We saw a lot of new faces as well.

Thanks for coming out to support the Big7 Association 26th Annual Scholarship Banquet and all the excellent work The Big7 Association does in the community.

This year would not have been a success without the support of our sponsorship partners and donors. Thank you for helpings us encourage the future our youth.


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29th Annual Scholarship Banquet

A huge thanks all of our sponsors, volunteers, people who donated to our virtual 29th annual banquet, making it a success again this year!

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Big7 Association holds scholarship, awards banquet

The Big 7 Association held its 28th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet on February 26, 2022, virtually due to the continued Covid-19 pandemic. It was our second event held via the internet as we felt it was important to continue supporting the educational process. Despite the Coronavirus our children are still graduating from High School and going to institutions of higher education and that is too important for the Big 7 Association to give up on.

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D-O Graduates Receive Scholarships

D-O Graduates Receive Scholarships

It was quite an intimate affair as parents and extended family members gathered to witness their children be recognized for special awards by their high school faculty members. In the Denmark-Olar High School Media Center on Friday, May 18, 2018, beginning at 9:15 am...

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About the Seven

Seven might not seem like a large number, but to the people in Barnwell County the Big Seven Association is larger than life. The association began in 1989 when seven softball coaches and team managers put down their gloves and picked up the cause of bettering the lives of those in need in Barnwell County.

“We were starting to feel some aches and pains when we played ball anyway,” laughs association president James Wallace, “but we also wanted to do something to touch the lives of people.” They started with young people. They stepped down from managing those on the ball fields to cutting the grass on the diamonds so young men would have a place to play. Wallace says that, many times, simple things made the biggest difference.

“We started having cookouts every Saturday as soon as the kids got out of school and we would chaperone 25 to 30 kids from (age) 1 to 13 and just let them have fun.” Wallace adds that they hired DJs and hosted teen parties as well.

“We didn’t want to leave anybody out,” he insists.

Meet The Big 7

James Wallace


I am from Barnwell, S.C., graduate from Barnwell High School 1972. Afterwhich attended Voorhees College. Graduated in 1976 with B.S. Degree in Business Administration. Worked for Dixie-Narco, Division of Maytag for 30 years. Retired in 2006. Member of Jordan Baptist Church, Barnwell S.C. Serve as Asst. Chairman of Trustee and Chairman of Men Ministry and Facilitater of the Youth Church. Co -Founder of Big 7 Associstion in 1989, Member of the Board of Director for Barnwell County United Way, Barnwell County Democratic Party, Barnwell-
Blackville NAACP, Member of Barnwell Lodge #180. Founding memver of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Carolina. Motto: “May the Work I Do Speak for Me”


Horace K. Sanders


Horace K. Sanders is a native of Sanford, Florida. I was educated at Guinyard-Butler School in Barnwell, South Carolina county school system and a graduate of the class of 1968.

After graduating from high school, I attended Seminole Community College in Sanford Florida for two years. I entered the military in 1971 and received a degree in Aircraft Maintenance Technology and Logistics from the Community College of the Air Force. I retired from the Air Force after thirty years of service.

 After retirement, I worked for two years as a Program Manager for Al-Raha Maintenance Corporation in Ruyadh, Saudi Arabia. After returning to the United States, I joined the South Carolina Association of Legal Investigators employed by Gordon Investigators of Orangeburg, South Carolina.

 I’m married to the former Carol Loftin of Goldsboro, North Carolina where we reside. We have two children that reside in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have retired from by the South Carolina Department of Corrections as a Plant Manager for Prison Industries after 13 years of service.


DeWayne Eubanks

Vice President

Dewayne Eubanks is a life long resident of Barnwell South Carolina and is married to Stephanie Eubanks. Dewayne has been actively involved in community services for the past 30 years. Dewayne serves as Vice President of The Big 7 Association and Vice Chairman of The Progressive Church BrotherHood (Denmark SC). Dewayne has One son and two daughters.


Ben Carr Jr.


Education: Louisville High School *Class of 1983* Diploma; Yearbook Sales Leader Award; Photography Award

Experience: Regional Sales Manager *April 2005* – Present ~ SwissKrono USA 810 Technology Drive Barnwell, SC 29810 ~ Sales and Customer Service Specialist~ Past Master Barnwell Masonic Lodge #180 ~ Right Worshipful Grand Trustee of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge South Carolina ~ Past Commander In Chief of Prince Hall Consistory #282 ~ Grand Inspectors General United Supreme Council Southern Jurisdiction USA Class of 2001

Personal History
Married to Daisy L Huntley; Two sons Ben Carr lll and Nicholas Benjamin Carr
Born in Louisville Georgia; Moved to Barnwell SC August 1988; Moved to Aiken SC June 2009; Loves fishing and playing golf in my off time


Thomas L. Williams

Business Manager
Thomas is a native of Barnwell S.C. He is a graduate of South Carolina State University with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Accounting. Thomas served as chairperson of Barnwell County Council in 2003 and 2010. He also served as treasurer of the Barnwell County Democratic Party for over 27 years. He was employed at the Savannah River Site and in December of 2020 he retired as a Project Manager for Savannah River Remediation after 35.5 years of service. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Savannah River Site Regional Authority. He is past Chairperson and a founding member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Carolina and served on the Board of Directors of the Southern Carolina Regional Economic Development Alliance (Executive Committee).  He is presently serving on the Board of Directors of the Lower Savannah Council of Government, Denmark Technical College Foundation Board of Directors, Big 7 Association Board of Directors, and Executive Vice President of the Ourglass Plan. In March of 2012, Thomas was appointed to the Denmark Technical College Area Commission. In June of 2016, he was elected Commission Chairperson and served until the Commission was reorganized.

Thomas has been an active member of the Prince Hall Masons since 1980.  In April of 2020 Thomas was appointed to a Magistrate Judge position for Barnwell County.  Thomas and his wife Katha have three (3) children: Terrence, Veronica, and Rachel.

David Kenner

Special Projects / Public Relations
Mr. David Kenner is currently employed at Savannah River Remediation for over 30yrs as an Electrician and Instrumentation Mechanic. In addition to his professional career, he enjoys working in the community trying to make a positive impression whenever he can. He has served as an NAACP Youth Advisor, Blackville Town Councilmen, Mayor of the Town of Blackville and is currently serving on Barnwell County Council representing District 2. David is a military veteran where he served in the US Navy for six years. David is also a member of the Big 7 Association, Barnwell Lodge #180 P.H.A. and is a graduate of Denmark Technical College and Denmark Olar High School.

David is married to Rosaland Kenner and they have two children, Davida & Immanuel. David is member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Blackville serving as a Trustee. David’s motto is “If everyone does a little no one has to do a lot.”


Mark Lott

Public Relations

A lifelong resident of Allendale County, Mark Lott graduated from Allendale-Fairfax High School and attended USC-Salkehatchi and North Carolina Central University. He is co-owner of Heritage Funeral home, a business consultant, and reitred US Air Force Veteran. He is and has been involved in a variety of community service such as Member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church -Ulmer, SC ~ Volunteer for Allendale County Relay for Life Cancer Drive ~ Past Master, Prince Hall Mason -Lodge# 53 -Allendale, SC ~ Member of Allendale County Library Board ~ Chairperson of Allendale County ALIVE Board of Directors Chairperson, Allendale County Recreation Commission


Thomas Edwards, III

Honorary Member


Mr. Edwards is a long time resident of Allendale county after having a distinguished career serving 21 1/2 years Active Military Service and is a retired military officer. He also served 31 years with Federal Government in Atlanta, Ga. and has 5 years service in

Eric V. Kirkland


Eric V. Kirkland is the only son of the late Charles and Peggy J. Kirkland. He is a native of Barnwell SC and graduated from Barnwell High School in 1987. Eric is married to Mrs. Marlo A. Kirkland and has four children and five grandchildren.

Eric is employed with the Barnwell County Sheriff’s Office as the Lieutenant of Community Relations. Eric is also employed as an Adjunct Professor of Criminology with Voorhees University. He is also the CEO of Kirkland Pastoral Counseling and Consulting LLC.

His education includes a BS degree in Criminal Justice (Voorhees University), MS in Criminal Justice/Executive Leadership (Anderson University), and a MCA in Pastoral Counseling (Liberty University). Eric’s motto is one taken from the great Muhammad Ali “Service is the rent you pay to others, for your room here on earth”. Eric’s attributes all of his teachings and his abilities to his late mother who always pushed him to be the best he could be but never forgetting to bless others while on your journey.

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Ron Shuler


Mr. Ronald Shuler is currently employed by Centerra at Savannah River Site as a Security Police Officer II. As a member of Centerra ‘s Pro Force team, he has served as a Union Steward for many years as well as the Union’s Vice President. He serves his community as the President of the Barnwell Baseball/Softball Association. Ronald is a member of the Big 7 Association and a Mason in Edisto Lodge #39.

Ronald is married to LaToya Allen Shuler and they have two daughters, Kyra and Olivia Shuler. He is a member of Morris Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Barnwell, SC where he serves as a Deacon.


Daron Richburg


Daron Richburg was born in and raised in Bamberg SC. He is the proud father of three wonderful children. Daynah, Daron Jr. and Deonnah Richburg.

Daron is a professional motor coach operator with Greyhound bus lines Boston Ma division. He graduated from Denmark-Olar High school in 1985. He was ranked among “Who’s who among American high school students”.

Daron later moved to Biloxi Mississippi and attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Comm. Collage. There he earned an associate degree in Drafting and Design with a minor in mathematics. Upon graduation, he attended The University of Southern Mississippi to pursue a BA in Architectural engineering.

Daron later moved back to Bamberg and was employed by Dixie -Narco as a Quality Control Tec.

Daron joined Barnwell Lodge# 180 Masonic Temple Nov. 25, 2002. He later relocated to Hartford CT. There he joined St. Peter’s Lodge #20 and is now a Past Master. He is also a member of Ruth Chapter #25 Order of Eastern Stars, Joshua Chapter #2 Royal Arch and Jerusalem Commandry #2 Knights Templar.


What We Do


The Big 7 Association provides needed scholarships to our youth and is a solid supporter of quality education. We believe in our kids and are here to assist them in any way possible. Read Scholarship Article
DOWNLOAD BIG 7 ONLY APPLICATION (All other opportunities see your local guidance counselor)

Community Beautification

The Big 7 Association has in the past, engaged in several clean up projects throughout the community.  The Big 7 Association is dedicated to making the community the nicest place to live.

Boys & Girls Club Activities

We support the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of America and can always be counted on to lend a hand where ever possible.

After School Programs

The Big 7 Association helps with After School Programs and assist our teachers to give our students the best possibility for a good education.

Food Drives

We continue to add value to our community and are providing need food to many in the area. We need your help to boost our efforts and can’t wait to combine our talents with your. Find out more

Job Forum

Big 7 Association occasionally provide opportunities for potential job hires to come and meet and speak with employers from the local area.

Our Partners

We are reaching out into our community and building relationships that will help us to grow.  We need your help and are looking for partners along our journey.

Our work with our partners has been the key to many break throughs.  We host an annual awards banquet every year and look forward to the impact in our world.

Blackville, SC

  • Independent Associate David Kenner with Legal Shield Business Solutions
  • Sander’s Exxon
  • Barnwell County
    Consolidated School District
  • Custom Home Improvements
  • Compliments of Tye
  • Blackville Christian Bookstore
  • Macedonia Baptist Church
  • Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • Sunshine
    Baptist Church 

Denmark, SC

  • Evertt Comer, Jr. Attorney at Law
  • Edmonds Insurance Agency Agent: Wilma Edmonds (
  • Progressive Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
  • Rome Baptist Church
  •  Denmark Alumnae Chapter
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Kline, SC

  • Union United Methodist Church

Elko, SC

  • St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church

Goldsboro, NC

  • Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church of Goldsboro, Inc.


  • Owens TV Repair.
  • Guinyard & Sons Funeral Home
  • B&B Ford car sales
  • Price Beauty Salon
  • Hope Memorial Park
  • Barnwell County
    Consolidated School District
  • Spinbad Enterprises
  • Sports Gas Stop
  • Swiss Krono Group
  • Southern Carolina Alliance
  • Pressing club cleaners
  • Barnwell IGA Grocery store
  • Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Mr. JJ Orr (
  • Mostella Law Firm. Attorney. JD Mostella
  • Harvey & Kulmala, LLC Attorney’s at Law
  • CSRA Portable buildings
  • Baxley’s Pawn shop
  • Holloway’s land service. Horace Holloway
  • Bedingfield & Williams, LLC Attorney Dan Williams
  • Jordan Baptist Church
  • Rosemary Baptist Church
  • Second Baptist Church
  • Morris Chapel Baptist Church

Allendale SC

  • Capers Unlimited Wedding Consultant Allendale SC
  • Allendale County Alive
  • Allendale County Schools
  • Heritage Funeral Home of Allendale SC
  • BF Cave Funeral Home
  • Mount Calvary Baptist Church
  • Happy Home Baptist Church

Williston SC

  • Williston-Elko School District #19
  • Shirley’s Printing service
  • Carter Residential Builder, LLC
  • Representative Lonnie Hosey House seat 91. (
  • Senator Brad Hutto Seat 40

Aiken SC

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