In Memory

Janne Berry (Osborne)

Janne Berry (Osborne)

Janne Berry Osborne, 70, of Orangeburg, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018, at Providence Hospital in Columbia, SC. A Memorial Service will be held at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends after the memorial service at the funeral home.

Janne was born in San Francisco, California, to the late Abraham and Miriam Berry. She was a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and attended Law School at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Janne practiced law in Orangeburg for more than twenty-five years, earning the respect of countless fellow attorneys and clients,. She was proud of her zealous representation of those who selected her as their attorney, and she truly enjoyed being a lawyer.

Janne will be greatly missed by many people whose lives she touched, but, most of all, by her son Jed, her daughter Rebecca, her five cats, and her loyal canine companion Shadow.

She was predeceased by the late Edward O. Braun. Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Melson (James E.) of Swansea, SC and Sarah Hood (Scott) of Santa Fe, NM; one son, Jedediah Adam Braun (Lindsey Henry) of Orangeburg, SC; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Melson and Meredith Melson; one grandson, James L. Melson; two great-granddaughters, Missy Lamb of Gaston, SC and Abigail (Jessica) Melson, Knoxville, TN; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Epworth Children's Home, PO Box 50466, Columbia, SC 29250.

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10/22/18 04:47 PM #1    

Marc Kohler

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About Janne

My practice is restricted to BANKRUPTCY and DOMESTIC RELATIONS.  I was born and raised in California and was educated in the public schools in Palo Alto, CA, and I attended the University of California at Berkeley.  I obtained my Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina, School of Law, in 1986.

The BANKRUPTCY part of my practice enables me to assist people whose debts are so large that they are unable to pay the debts.  One of the most common situations is when a person is in danger of losing their home in a foreclosure or claim and delivery action.  By filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, that individual can save their home and be able to consolidate and pay their debts.  In other cases, people have lost their jobs due to illness and are unable to pay the overwhelming medical bills or have incurred large credit card debt while they were unemployed.  There are provisions of the bankruptcy code which can help people in these situations.

The DOMESTIC RELATIONS part of my practice concerns divorce, orders of separate maintenance and support (“legal separations”), child support, custody and visitation.  I represent both men and women and have represented grandparents and children in the Family Court.  Although the majority of my cases are in Orangeburg County, I frequently appear in Calhoun and Bamberg Counties, as well as Aiken, Barnwell, Lexington and Richland Counties.

I first came to Orangeburg when I began working for Palmetto Legal Services in March 1987.  I remained with Palmetto Legal Services until the end of 1989 and went into private practice in January 1990.  I opened my own law firm in July 1990 and have maintained my own firm since that time.

I moved to Orangeburg from Columbia in 1989, and have lived in Orangeburg continuously since that time, except for fifteen (15) months spent in Anchorage, AK.  I have been active in the Orangeburg Democratic Party and served on the Board of Directors for the Family Health Center, Inc.  I am married to Edward Braun and have two (2) daughters, one (1) son and two (2) granddaughters.  In addition, I share my life, home and office with a tyrannical 3 lb. Teacup Poodle named Coco Chanel and three (3) cats: an orange tabby housecat named Jasper (a/k/a “Jasperator the Exasperator) and an orange tabby named Marmelade and a gray tabby named Stinkerpie who are referred to as the “Snake Wranglers” because their job is to keep the backyard free of the snakes that are so common at homes on riverbanks.




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