Graham Motion, who trained 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, will be the guest speaker for the South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association (SCTOBA) banquet in Camden on Saturday, Jan. 14.
Due to the threat of inclement weather, all Kershaw County high school athletic events scheduled for the weekend were postponed and, in the instance of the Bearcat Invitational at Rock Hill, cancelled.
Clema O. Baker, 93, of Kershaw, SC, died Friday, January 6. Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 9, from the Chapel of Baker Funeral Home. A private burial preceded the service in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC.
CAMDEN – Funeral service for Howard Murray Branham, 73, was held Sunday at Mels Chapel Holiness Church with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tommy Brown officiated. The family received friends Saturday at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Mels Chapel Holiness Church.
ELGIN – A Celebration of Life Service for Anna M. Chason, 74, will be held Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 3-5 p.m. at John Paul's Hair Salon, 10809 Two Notch Rd, Elgin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blaney-Elgin Museum and Historical Society PO Box 908 Elgin, SC 29045 or the Kershaw County Master Gardeners.
Ms. Rosemary Demeary, 61, of 735 Tremble Branch Road, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 9, 2017, at Lighthouse for Christ Ministries, Camden, with burial in St. Matthew United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden. Nelson-Haile Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge.
McCoy Metts Hill died on January 5, 2017, at her home in Camden, South Carolina, where she was born in 1923. She was the daughter of Col. Walter Arthur Metts and Sally Bland Williams Metts of Camden. Mrs. Hill was a graduate of Ashley Hall, in Charleston, SC. She was married to the Hon. John Calvin Hill of Camden, a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service, which led to decades of travel and living abroad. In the tumultuous years following World War II, she lived in Romania and Italy and later in Guatemala, Thailand, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela ...
Patrecia Bayman Minges, 88, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017. Born October 6, 1928 in New Haven, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Richard G. Bayman and Elizabeth H. Bayman. Patty attended Newberry College and The University of South Carolina. In 1941, she and her family moved to Charleston, SC where she later married Philip S. Minges, Jr in 1950. Philip's job took them to Camden, SC where they raised their 4 children.
A funeral service for Roy Dale Newman, 78, of Bethune, was held at 4:00 o'clock p.m., Thursday, January 5, in the sanctuary of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Jefferson. Burial followed in the church cemetery.