I know from past experience that I'm going to upset some folks by saying this, so brace yourselves: marriage is very important and beneficial to the raising of children, but there's little evidence that it fights crime.
February 08, 2013|
By Clarence Page
Charles Vincent "Charlie" Davis, 66, of Kirkwood Community, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Born in Camden he was the son of the late Betty Davis and the husband of the late Henrietta Davis. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Saint Matthew Baptist Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, Monday. Mr. Davis will be palced int he church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Davis family.
Charles Thomas Fitts, Sr., known as "Papa Peach" to his beloved family, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013. A resident of Columbia since 1957, he was 97 years old. The son of the late Eva Griffeth and Thomas Jefferson Fitts, Mr. Fitts was born May 6, 1915, in Tate, Georgia. He graduated from Tate High School and North Georgia Military College and continued studies at the University of Georgia.
"There are no winners in this," a Columbia attorney said last week after his client was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in the death of another man during an altercation following a 2010 University of South Carolina football game against Alabama. Indeed.
Mr. Willie James McCaskill, 66, of 3021 Youngs Bridge Road, Bethune, SC, passed on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 9, 2013, 12:00 PM, at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Bethune, SC.
Emerson David McCoy, son of Charles Whitehurst McCoy and the late Margaret Carolyn Emerson McCoy departed this life January 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Arkansas at the age of 57 years old. A memorial service was held Saturday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m. at the home Jack and Mary Crayne, 413 Chesnut Street, Camden, SC.
Funeral Mass for John James Murphy, 69, will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Francis Travis will officiate. A Rosary will be recited Friday at 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with visitation to follow till 8:00 p.m. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Having lost to Fairfield Central, 67-55, in Tuesday's final game of the conference and region season, the North Central boys' basketball team had to wait out the final outcome of that night's game between Eau Claire and Columbia to learn of their post-season fate.
His name is Richard, but we called him Chief. No, he was not a member of the police force nor was he a local Native American Tribal elder. He was, and is, a Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) in the Army, or "Chief" in the slang terminology of the military.
February 08, 2013|
By Dwight deLoach
C-I contributing columnist