Margaret Drakeford Smith, 89, the widow of Jared Manly Smith, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. She was born to the late Bryan and Sue Drakeford near Camden, SC on April 27, 1923. She leaves a legacy of loving kindness and the ability to see the good in everyone. If you knew her, you are richer for the experience.
Mrs. Elise Nine Jones Lee, 79, of 2167 Green Hill Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, 1 p.m., High Hill Baptist Church, Lugoff, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Richard Stanley "Yank" Williams, 73, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Wayne Flowers and Rev. Brian Ogburn will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Richard's memory to Parkinson's Disease: National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136, or the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Rd ...
Graveside services for Betty Duncan Catoe, 74, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Scotch Cemetery with Rev. Frank Davis and Rev. Larry Fraser serving as officiants. The family will receive friends Friday, February 1, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home, Hartsville, SC.
Dreher outscored visiting Camden by a 14-6 count in overtime to come away with a 67-59 victory over the visiting Bulldogs in a Region 4-AAA basketball game played on Tuesday night in Columbia.
Chronicle-Independent Sports Editor Tom Didato will be the subject of this year's Black History Month multicultural exhibit at the Kershaw County Library. The exhibit will be on display starting Friday through the end of the month. A reception in Didato's honor will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.
Miss Sherry Parker Butler, 50,of 970 Wateree Boulevard, Wateree Villas, Apt. 13-D, Camden, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Butler Family.
Funeral service for Pauline O. Jones, 87, of 2589 Kirkland Cemetery Road in Camden was held Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, 1:00 p.m., at White Oak Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. She died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Collins Funeral Home was i
Funeral service for Douglas Jerome Murphy, 56, of 2541 Milledgeville Road in Augusta, GA, formerly of Lugoff, will be held today, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Unity United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. He died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Friends may visit at 1416 Ft. Jackson Road in Lugoff. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral service for Frank Oliver, 97, of 33 Hickory Hill Way in Camden, will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, 1:30 p.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. He died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Friends may visit at 43 Hickory Hill Way. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Betty Jean Beamer Walls, 84, of Camden, SC will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. David Weaver will officiate.
Funeral service for Catherine Pauline Greenwood, 80, will be held Thursday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice House, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29210.
The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.
The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...
Sandra Elizabeth Wickham age 54, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.
Mr. Bruce Singleton, 59, of Woodchase Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Michael Anthony Lynch, 64, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Gym Fund, PO Box 116, Elgin, S.C. 29045.
The Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., 75, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Willie "Billy Boy" Hart, Jr., 77, of 130 Reddick Road, Bishopville, passed on Monday, May 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church cemetery.
A funeral service for Lucy Barfield Elmore, 88, will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden or a charity of one's choice.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Carroll Lee Collins, 71, of Camden was held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Lee Collins, Jr. officiated. Memorials may be made in Carroll's memory to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29032.
Ernest Kinard, who died earlier this week, was made for the law. Possessed of a keen intellect and a probing curiosity, Kinard practiced law for 24 years in Camden before being elected a circuit court judge in 1988. He remained on the bench until his retirement in 2010, and in a "keep working" program for retired judges, he continued until recently. In all his years as a judge, he never missed a day of holding court, establishing a remarkable record of consistency and longevity. Kinard mentored a number of young attorneys who practiced with him or clerked for him over ...
Camden, Kershaw County and South Carolina lost one of its greats this week. Judge Ernest Kinard was one of a kind who loved his family, his community and his work.
Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas which may conflict with your own.
Nothing instills fear in the heart and soul of humans as does a snake. Since the beginning of recorded history, snakes have been a symbol of evil, treachery, poison, etc., and because of this perception, misinformation and folklore, most people hate snakes. Personally I have no problem with snakes; roaches and tarantulas are a different story, but a snake? No worries.
I attended the (Camden) Planning (Commission) meeting regarding the Beechwood Plantation development, and left with more questions to be asked than questions answered. For those of you who don't know what is proposed, the developers are talking of 254 residences, rentals and condos; a 24-7 assisted living facility; and more. We have had two patio homes built in Kirkover Hills during the last couple of years; these two did not sell, they are rentals, with four cars parked in the front yard. I don't believe there is a need for this large scale development.