In the tiny country church where I spent most of the first 22 years of my life, where I found the Lord at the age of 11, where, without fail, I had the leading part in every Christmas pageant and where my daddy laid down the law in more ways than one, we sang hymns from a brown songbook and a green one that were filled with the haunting melodies that have penetrated the Appalachians for many decades.
June 23, 2014|
Mrs. Elizabeth Greene Dow, 83, of 1301 Kings Avenue, Camden died Saturday. Family and friends may call at 1288 Collins Circle, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Dow Family.
Funeral service for Mrs. Crystal Robinson Butler, 48, of 1987 Longtown Road in Ridgeway will be held Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 2:00 P.M. at Rock Hill Baptist Church, 1060 Shivers Green Road in Ridgeway with burial in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to The National Kidney Foundation, 508 Hampton Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 799-3870. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Bernice Baker Kelly, 85 of Camden was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday morning June 16, 2014 in the sanctuary of Malvern Hill Baptist Church. The Revs. Buster Morris and Donnie Barrett officiated. Burial followed in the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, Westville.
Funeral services for Inf. Jackson James Hopkins will be held Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Dave Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 3-4 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the March of Dimes.
Maggie "Mag" Cunningham James Britt, was the youngest daughter born to the late Evroy W. Cunningham and Henerietta James Cunningham on April 8, 1932, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She went on to glory on early Saturday morning, June 14, 2014.
It all really began with the Haile Gold Mine. The Eldredge family of New York – the Hobkirk Inn Eldredges – purchased the mine in 1880. The family owned gold mines in California, Virginia, and Mexico. Son, Frank W. Eldredge, was installed here as manager of the Haile mine. Frank's son, Inman, wrote that the living quarters at the mine "were a bit crude," so when his mother was expecting in 1882 his father bought Pine Flat from Mrs. William Shannon.