A funeral service to celebrate the life of Willie Edmond "Almond" Locklear, 65, of Camden, will be held at the National Steeplechase Museum, located at Springdale Race Track on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM . Harold Cassady and Ann Shirley will be speaking. Burial will follow in Mt. Elem Baptist Church Cemetery in Clio, SC. The family will receive friends at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM Memorials may be made in Willie's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100 ...
• We note with sadness the death of longtime Camden resident Ed Bracey, who was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was also a civil rights pioneer, helping pave the way for the integration of South Carolina's public universities, and he was a tireless advocate -- sometimes through his columns here in the Chronicle-Independent – for justice. He leaves the world a better place.
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Thomas of Camden announce the engagement of their granddaughter Kaitlyn Summer Rabon to Daniel Wayde Fountain of Lugoff.
In January, KershawHealth's accounting firm, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, presented its annual audit report to the Board of Trustees. Dixon Hughes Goodman is one of the country's most respected Certified Public Accountant (CPA) firms and the largest based in the South. The audit report was excellent, and the auditors commented specifically on KershawHealth's outstanding accounting department. The CPAs found no areas which were substandard or issues to be addressed in connection with their audit. The report was gratifying because it reiterates that despite current challenges, KershawHealth continues to maintain the highest financial standards.
Graveside services for Mary Estelle Tidwell Worley, 66, of Camden, formerly of Lumberton, NC, will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. Reverend Richard Hicks will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Monday, March 11, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 PM Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at East Lumberton Baptist Church, Lumberton, NC. Reverend Michael Bowen and Reverend Richard Hicks will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Worley's memory to the American Cancer Society, 6600 Abercorn St ...
Mr. Jasper Boswell Jr., 82, of 697 Dicey Ford Road, Camden, SC passed on Friday, March 8, 2013.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Stanley Roderick Groom, 69, of Camden, will be held at 3:00 PM Monday, March 11, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Mr. Groom's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, Children's Ministries or Gandy-Halford Music Fund, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Services for Dorothy V. Haese, 95, will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Tri-County at 2039 West DeKalb St, Camden, SC 29020.
Ms. Edith Murphy, 70, of 32 Colony Drive, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, March 8, 2013.
Mrs. Katherine Brisbon "Cat" Thomas, 73, of 1576 Bradley Road, Washington Park Community, Camden, died Saturday. Friends may call at 14 Crickley Creek Lane, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Thomas Family.
WASHINGTON -- Excuse me while I roll my eyes over the latest "mommy war."
Command Sergeant Major Clyde Hayes and Peggie Hayes of Camden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 16.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday, March 11 at 3 p.m. Nancy Wylie will host the group at 414 Laurens St., Camden, for tea. Julie Trott and Mary Acken will be co-hostesses.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale will be held at the Burndale Shopping Center in the "Old Piggly Wiggly" building on Jefferson Davis Highway in Camden. The sale began Thursday, with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 to 8 p.m. The sale will be open to the public on Friday from 12 to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. "Half-price Sale Day" will be the following Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 ...
The Fourth of July is tomorrow and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!
The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...
Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.
Tomorrow is Independence Day, the Fourth of July, when this country celebrates its birthday. This year, July 4 marks the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence -- the document which signaled to the world the original 13 British colonies were breaking away from Mother England.
WASHINGTON -- First-term first ladies are often shadows to their more-important husbands, dabbling in lite fare to avoid criticism and picking safe projects to shield them and their families from the inevitable slings and arrows.
Many extraordinary people offer visionary ideas, especially here. "Wouldn't it be great if we had a river rafting business on the Wateree?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a downtown boutique hotel?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a Bluegrass Festival the week of the Colonial Cup?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a cottage development, or better yet, a new Kershaw County library on the former Mather property?" "And another restaurant or two!" The answer is predictably, "Yes, of course yes! Thank you for your great ideas," followed by necessary questions: "Where ...
During the open meetings of all of our public bodies, there is provided a period for public comments. This period is part of the meeting agenda and is, presumably, included in the meeting's minutes. Therefore, these comments become part of the public record. This period is set aside for anyone wanting to speak about matters of concern, as long as the comments are about public issues (not to include the promotion of a private business and not about personal issues). Although the public comment period is not a period of debate, it provides private citizens an opportunity to let ...
Sylvia Upton Wood passed away peacefully on July 1, 2015 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph at the age of 81, surrounded by her family. Born on March 1, 1934 in Benton Harbor, she was the daughter of Frederick and Margaret Upton, also of St. Joseph. Her father was a founder of what is now the Whirlpool Corporation.
A graveside service for Leroy Burgess Marsh, 96, will be held today, July 3 at 2 p.m. in High Hill True Light Church Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the national Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Diabetes Association.
A memorial service for William E. "Gene" Long, Sr., of Columbia, was held Wednesday July 1, 2015 at Wildewood Downs, 731 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC, 29223 with Dr. George Crow officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, NC.
Eunice O. "Libby" Kirby, 81, widow of Marion H. Kirby, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Summerville, SC. Plans will be announced by Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville.
Mrs. Doris Jean Kelow, 63, of 503 Lyttelton Street, Camden, passed on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Mr. Charles "Tookie Baby" Greene, 58, of 917 Mitchell Drive, Camden, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Friends may call at 2010 Concord Drive, Valley Park, Camden. Plans will be announced by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden.