During a recent weekend, I attended the Rock Around the Clock Festival in Winnsboro.
All tickets and all remaining reserved parking spaces for the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase are now on sale and are moving well, according to event officials.
Tuesday: Darlington at Camden (GTEN – 4:30 p.m.); Camden at Lancaster (XC - 5 p.m.); Region 3-A Cross Country Championships at North Central (XC – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Wilson Hall (XC - 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Irmo (GTEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Irmo at Lugoff-Elgin (VB – 7 p.m.)
Funeral Service for James Clarence Hall, 87, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Oveda Threatt Lloyd, 81, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, October 10, 2011 at Hermitage Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park. Reverend Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family received friends from 6-8 PM Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Lloyd's memory to Arise and Build at Hermitage, 814 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral service for Ella Mae Moore, 82, of 1328 Moore Road in Camden will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Association with burial in White Oak Baptist Church cemetery. Wake service will be held Monday, 6 to7 p.m. at Collins Chapel. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Eddie James "Tut" Ricks, Sr., 80, of 1925 Longtown Road, Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. He was the son of the late Robert Pearl White Ricks and husband of Willie Bell Hunter Ricks. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 12, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Mount Joshua United Methodist Church, Ridgeway, with internment to follow in church, with military honors. Mr. Ricks will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. for viewing. The family will receive family and friends Tuesday, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Chapel of Rememberance ...
Mr. Arthur James Simpson, Jr., 64, of 6626 Rockwell Boulevard, Charlotte N.C., died Friday, Oct. 14. Family and friends may call at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law Dianne and John Pollard, 2206 Carlos Street, Kirkwood Community, Camden. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Simpson family.
Funeral service for Clarice Myrtle Caldwell Steele, 95, will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church, Camden with burial to follow in Southland Memorial Gardens, West Columbia. The Rev. Dr. Donald West and The Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family received friends Sunday 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
Funeral service for James Gregory "Scruggs" Williams, 51, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Oakridge Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Foundation.
Mr. Herbert Lee "HW" Wilson, 54, of 5260 Timbersand Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.
Camden Middle School teacher Valerie Willis thought it was a big honor to be nominated for the 2011 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award and was thrilled to earn the top award for South Carolina. So when she learned that she also received the honor for the whole Southeast region, she was even more flattered.
AnnMarie (Ree) Andrews, 39, born Dec. 5, 1971, passed October 5. She is the daughter of Janice Spence Robertson and the late William John Illingworth, Sr. Surviving is daughter Savanah Rayne Illingworth, daughter Ryane Hayes Andrews, uncle Joseph David Spence II, and uncle Gary E. Spence.
Jesse Ronald "Buddy" Grant, Sr., 65, was called to eternal rest on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Kershaw Memorial Hospital, Camden. Born in Kershaw County on September 10, 1946, he was the oldest son of the late Wallie Roosevelt Grant and Bertha Peay Grant, and the oldest grandchild of the late Will and Mattie Peay.
Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.
A Funeral Mass for David Lawerence Kelly Jr., 43, will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Quaker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A celebration of life service for Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr., 55, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers funeral home. The Rev. Reece Byrd and the Rev. Ann Byrd will officiate.
The governing board of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site would like to express its sincerest appreciation to Mayor Tony Scully and the members of Camden City Council for approving recommended changes to a much needed sewer project that crosses portions of our historic site. City Manager Mel Pearson, Public Works Director Tom Couch and Deputy Director Sam Davis are to be commended for working tirelessly with numerous individuals to find a solution to installing the sewer lines in a timely manner while protecting parts of the archaeologically rare and nationally significant colonial site of early Camden.
Those of us who jump for joy when we hear that Governor Haley is deeply concerned about education and is planning to dedicate $160 million in new spending for education might consider, as we bow heads in hope and tenuous gratitude, that such concern on her part is coming awfully late but just in time for her possible re-election. Better late than never? Perhaps! But better earlier, for sure. The S.C. education budget has been reduced for the last three years by more than the proposed budget raises -- $110 million in her first year and $140 million stimulus money ...
WASHINGTON -- After writing close to 3,000 columns, I've learned that people sometimes read what they're looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.