It was coincidental that the recent dedication of the Larry Doby and Bernard Baruch statues in Camden came just weeks before April 15, which was the day in 1947 that Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Later that summer, Camden native Doby became the first African-American player in the American League when he joined the Cleveland Indians.
As we prepare to celebrate KershawHealth's Centennial during the week of April 21, it is fitting to remember those people who made the hospital a reality here in Camden. We have celebrated the Baruch family's contributions, but there were those who moved quietly behind the scenes to make the hospital a reality. One such man was Dr. John Corbett. Recently, the Corbett family photograph album was donated to the Camden Archives and Museum. The photographs of Corbett and his family bring such life to his story and once again allow us to see the face of a beloved ...
April 19, 2013|
By Katherine Richardson
C-I contributing columnist
Recent events in Boston and Texas emphasize the importance of knowing what to do when an emergency occurs. Even as first responders rushed into help at both scenes, much of the initial care to the injured was provided by friends, neighbors and bystanders who were trained in CPR and first aid. Whether the emergency is community-wide and involves numerous injuries, or involves a single individual being hurt at home, it is vital that someone close by knows what to do when such an emergency occurs.
On Saturday from 11 a.m. until noon, Historic Camden will host Earth Day. The event is for ages 6-12, parents and grandparents. Participants, weather permitting, will enjoy the outdoors by learning about an early American naturalist and walking the Nature Trail.
A celebration of life service for Joyce F. Humphrey will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at First Church of the Nazarene in Camden with burial to follow in Bethany Cemetery in Lucknow, S.C. The Rev. David Snodgrass and the Rev. Brian Ogburn will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
Funeral service for Walter Eddie Jackson, 84, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. Surviving as active pallbearers will be Johnny Williams, Wally Jackson, B.J. Jackson, Ryan Jackson, Jack Perry, T.J. Bowen and honorary pallbearer Travis Truesdale. The family will receive friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church, PO Box 116, Elgin, S.C. 29045.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Thomas Earl Parrish, 83, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 19, 2013 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 10:00 AM, one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship center. Memorials may be made in Earl's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Gladys "Docia" Lawrence McLeod, 94, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 19, 2013 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Docia's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or the charity of one's choice.