Mrs. Mary Alice Smith Williams, 59, of Yonkers, N.Y., formerly of Camden, passed on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Life in the Word Outreach Ministry, Camden, with burial in Dubose Cemetery, Cassatt.
Mr. Otis Jamal Smith, 29, of Jacksonville, FL, formally of Camden, passed on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Mr. Willie Dexter Grooms, 42, of 1688 Prince Ave., Athens, GA, formally of Camden, passed on Monday, August 17, 2015. Memorial services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today, August 26, 2015, in Nelson-Haile Funeral Home Chapel, Camden.
Isaac Gerald Cox, 86 of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and formerly of Kershaw, South Carolina, went to join his beloved wife, Doris Dale Clemons Cox on Monday, August 24, 2015. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 29th at Center Grove Baptist Church, Kershaw. Rev. Dr. Sam Catoe will officiate. A committal service will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery with Military Honors.
Members of the Camden Fire Department (CFD) and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R), along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), will host a special event to kick off the firefighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to continue a 60-year tradition of helping save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease in the Camden and Lugoff communities. The media event will be held at CFD headquarters next to Camden City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St., Camden, on Tuesday at 11 a.m., according to a press release.
Pictured are Camden High School (CHS) Student Body President Carlos Williams (left) and Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Student Body President Tripp Keffee (right) holding a $67,144 check for the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC). Students from both schools raised the $67,144 total during the first week of school, leading up to Friday's CHS v. L-EHS football game. L-EHS led the way in donations by contributing more than $40,000. "We worked with lots of different clubs, businesses and students. This was a team effort and it is really neat to see everyone come together for one ...
Since Bethune has won their fight for a stoplight at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Hwy. 341, maybe the same Kershaw County Legislative Delegation group can fight for the four flashing red lights which be left over and place them at the real needy four little old all-way stop signs at the truck route at the intersection of York and Mill streets in Camden.
• Congratulations to local McDonald's franchisee George Sensor for earning the company's Al Golin Trust Award. As we reported on a recent People & Places page, Sensor received the award -- one of the highest a McDonald's owner/operator can receive -- for outstanding commitment to their local communities, employees, and customers. Horse owner, animal lover and businessman, Sensor is also very well known in the community for his charitable contributions. One of the more recent and visible examples is his donation of a utility van to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. The Al Golin award is a well-deserved achievement ...