In June 1994, I was appointed as a Kershaw County Magistrate. I began working in the office with Gene Hartis, who was the chief magistrate for Kershaw County. I found out very quickly that Gene Hartis was a person that was well respected by others who worked in the office and he was easy to get along with. This was also true of those that came before him -- no matter which side of the law they were on -- he treated all of them with the utmost respect and dignity.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet Monday at 3:30 p.m. Nancy Carlson, Grace Young and Sandra Lease will host at historic Proctor Hall. Members and guests will celebrate the installation of new officers and the presentation of club awards. Each member is to bring a plant from their garden to exchange with others.
Funeral service for Mrs. Minnie Lee Williams, 89, of 511 Watts Lane will be held Monday, May 12, 2014, 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Haskell Houseal Rish, Jr., 72, of Lugoff, SC, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Haskell's memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 500 Taylor Street, Ste. 101, Columbia, SC 29201.
Lois Rhame West, a Camden native who died earlier this week at 92, was truly a remarkable woman who was not only a political wife but a partner in the career of her husband, who rose to become governor of South Carolina and ambassador to Saudi Arabia. But it was not only in the realm of politics that she made a mark. She accomplished a variety of things that touched a great number of lives.