A celebration of life service for Glennie P. Puckett, 82, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Leonhardt and Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John UMC Building Fund, P.O. Box 218, Lugoff, SC 29078.
A civil jury didn't take long this week to find in favor of Camden Military Academy officials who had been sued for allegedly fostering an atmosphere of bullying which the plaintiff claimed led to a sexual assault in 2008. Given the extended nature of the trial and the serious accusations, the quick verdict obviously proved that jurors gave little credence to the claims. The testimony was at times sordid and no doubt painful for the three CMA officials who had been named -- Col. Eric Boland, headmaster; Lt. Col. Pat Armstrong, commandant of cadets; and Command Sgt. Major Vertis Wilder.
James and Margaret Blackwell celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, Sunday, June 23, at a drop-in, hosted by their children Beverly Stuber and Jimmy Blackwell, for close family and friends. All grandchildren and great-grandchildren were in attendance. Grand-children include Daniel Stuber IV, Jamie Livingston, Benjamin Blackwell and Roddy Blackwell. Great-grand-children include Nathan and Ella Livingston and Luke and Caden Stuber.
Clorevia Farm's Dr. Skip confirmed the promise of his maiden steeplechase victory when he made a big move on Parx's final turn, jumped the last fence with a six-length lead, and drew clear to a seven-length win in the Philadelphia area track's $30,000 featured optional allowance claimer last Tuesday.