I learned early that being female was not a blessing. My father, a farmer who wanted all boys, had nine girls and only two boys. His first wife had nine children before she died, five little girls in graves. Few children grew to adulthood in those days. When my mother and father married and had two more children, I remember hearing my mother often tell my brother how proud my father had been to have another son, never mentioning pride in relationship to his final girl.
May 28, 2014|
By Jean Pruett
C-I contributing columnist
A service to celebrate the life of Gene Autrey Rhodus, 75, will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Dr. Freddie Wilson will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Memorial services for Celena Marie Arledge, 70, of Jackson, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Chapel of George Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
A funeral service with full military honors, to celebrate the life of Sgt. Robert "Bob" Ansel Geddings, US Air Force, Ret. of North Myrtle Beach, will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Lugoff First Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Dave Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Geddings memory to the Wounded Warriors Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville ...
Noted conservative commentator and writer George Will made a valid point recently in discussing the crisis at the Veterans Affairs Department. The federal government, he said, is really good at one thing: writing checks. But when it comes to operational matters, Uncle Sam seems to regularly find new and innovative ways to foul things up. The VA brouhaha is a classic example.
Memorial services to celebrate the life of Dr. Laura Jean Morgan Pruett, 82, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. The family will receive friends in the Family Life Center following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials for Dr. Pruett may be made to Lyttleton United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020; Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, 110 E. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Christian Community Ministries, 110 E. DeKalb St., Suite 10, Camden, SC ...
Funeral service for Mary Lois Ham, 71, will be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Lugoff Church of God with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Tim Hardee has announced Spring 2014 student honors lists. This term, more than 700 students have been honored. The President's List recognizes students who were enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the term. The Part-Time President's List recognizes students who were enrolled in 6-11 credit hours and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the term.