Funeral service for Virgilean Wood, 64, of 1006 Kelly Street in Elgin, will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Sutton Branch Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. She died Friday, January 11, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral service for Nancy Katherine Mayes Williams, 79, will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
A memorial service for William Ashley Boykin, 79, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Beulah United Methodist church Cemetery Fund, 820 Beulah Church Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.
A funeral service for JoLynn Williams Farmer, 78 of Bethune will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2013, at Timrod Baptist Church, Bethune. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Jim Wallace, Joe Stines and Curtis Cameron will officiate.
Funeral service for Olin Dewitt Peake Jr., 56, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Doug Whitfield and the Rev. Johnny Baker will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church AWANA Program, Puppet Ministry and Youth Ministry, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a county man after he allegedly shot his granddaughter's boyfriend early Saturday morning. A KCSO press release identified the arrested man as Heyward B. Jacobs, 69, and that he has been charged with attempted murder.
• Political correctness run amok raised its head again recently when ESPN apologized for comments of broadcaster Brent Musberger, who was complimentary of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron's girlfriend during the national championship football game. The woman, Katherine Webb, was shown in the stands, and Musberger said, "What a beautiful woman. Wow!" We're still trying to figure out who was offended by that statement, but one thing is sure these days: you can't say anything without offending someone.
After having survived a slow start, the Camden boys' basketball team came up just short at the end in their upset bid in a 49-043 loss to Lower Richland on Tuesday night in a game played inside the Diamond Mine in Hopkins.
Funeral service for Mrs. Elena W. Robinson, 86, of 558 Calvary Church Road, in Bishopville will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at Elizabeth baptist Church in Bishopville with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Robinson died Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
No matter how you feel about climate change -- whether you think global warming is caused by humans and is driving the planet towards ruin, or whether recent warmer temperatures are just a part of natural weather cycles -- it's hard to deny the enjoyment of a winter spell in which temperatures rise far above normal. That's what is forecast for the next few days in Camden, with highs in the mid-70s, which is more like late spring than the height of winter.