Funeral service with full military honors for Richard Preston Parker, 66, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice.
Dianne Markwood Thompson passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Camden, South Carolina. Dianne was born in Greensboro, NC and moved to Atlanta, GA, where she spent the majority of her life. She was the daughter of the late Malcom H. and Selma M. Markwood. Dianne was an artist in Atlanta and enjoyed traveling the world. She had moved to Camden in 2011 to be closer to her family.
Mrs. Mary E. Washington, 75, of Reddick Road, Bishopville, S.C. passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Mr. Thomas Allen White, 86, of Lancaster, widower of Martha McManus White, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Springs Memorial Hospital. He was born January 19, 1927 in Lancaster, a son of the late William Baxter White and Hattie Jane Caskey White. Mr. White was a member of Lynnwood United Methodist Church. He had retired from Springs Industries following forty-two years of service and was a US Army World War Two Veteran. Mr. White was a Mason and member of Jackson Lodge # 53, the Hejaz Shrine Temple and the Jackson Shrine Club.
Two nights after a mistake-filled loss to Region 4-4A foe Richland Northeast, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes was interested to see how his team would react in Thursday's non-conference game at White Knoll.
There were two things which Camden baseball coach was looking to get out of Thursday's non-region game at Fairfield Central. First, he wanted to come out of Winnsboro with the victory. Next, he wanted to give several of his pitchers some much-needed time on the mound.
Kudos to our various law enforcement agencies for working together to get some folks off our streets who needed to be stopped. At the top of our list are Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for arresting two people (and there may be more to come) for the June 23 armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.