REMBERT--Mr. Joseph "22" Thomas, 77, of Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 9, 2016. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 1 p.m., at Union Baptist Church Family Life Center, Rembert, with burial in church cemetery. Public viewing will be Wednesday 2 p.m. until 7 p. m. at the funeral home. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Thomas family. Memories and condolence may be shared online at www.brownsfhcamden.com
Funeral service for Mrs. Mattie Gripper Qualls, 52 of Elgin, will be held Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM at White Oak Baptist Church #2, 5555 Bellfield Road in Ridgeway with burial in the church cemetery. She died Tuesday, December 6th. Friends may visit at 696 Woodduck Road in Ridgeway. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A funeral service to honor the life of Hugh McColl "Mac" Lupold, 79, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Columbia. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:30 PM, Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made to Thiel-Meyer Pet Adoption Center, 128 Black River Road, Camden, SC 2902, Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, Pastor Discretionary Fund, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Food for the ...
LUGOFF – Funeral service for Billy Lee Jackson, 79, will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
CAMDEN – Funeral service for Marjorie Louvenia Baker, 72, will be held on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Ridgeway Ward with burial to follow in Centerville Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
Recently, I was invited to speak to the Friends of the Edisto and I met Hugo Krispyn who lives on the headwaters of the North Fork of the Edisto. He wrote this about the dangers facing the Edisto and other S.C. rivers.
Kershaw County is currently 6-8 inches behind the average rainfall for the year. The rest of the state, for the most part, is experiencing the same or worse conditions. Extended periods of dry weather continually make more forest fuels available to be burned. For example, a fallen log or large limb would typically not be much of a concern during a prescribed burn or when fighting a wildfire. However, these larger fuels have had ample time to dry to a point where they will readily ignite. As you can imagine this makes controlling fires much more difficult as fires will ...