Funeral service for Evelyn Trimnal Marsh, 89, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jason Fletcher and the Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Arise and Build, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Estelle Murphy, 88, of 32 Colony Drive, Camden, S.C., formerly of 411 Church Street, Apt. 109-D, passed on Friday, August 24, 2012. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 31, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Joshua United Methodist Church, Ridgeway, S.C., with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Carroll Dixon "Dick" Stokes, 84, of Camden, SC will be held at 2:00PM, August 31, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Russell McLeod and Lynwood Young will officiate. Burial will follow in Branham Cemetery at Smryna. Family will receive friends 1 hour before the service. Memorials may be made in Dick's memory to Agape Hospice, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210.
Mrs. Leola Walden, 92, formally of Camden, S.C., died Sunday, August 26, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Cooke Funeral Home of Camden. Friends and Family may View/Sign the Online Guestbook at www.cookefuneralhomeofcamden.com.
Mrs. Grace Tate Carter, of Washington, DC, formally of Camden, S.C. wife of the late Nathan Carter, passed on Friday, August 24, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Northeast Holy Trinity Church, Washington, DC. Visitation will be heldon Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 from 9-11 a.m.
Capt. Dwight DeLoach, a Camden native, recently took command of Company C of the S.C. National Guard's (SCNG) 151st Expeditionary Signal Battalion headquartered in Camden. Capt. Octavious K. Baldwin transferred command to DeLoach during an Aug. 5 ceremony held at the Camden National Guard Armory on Ehrenclou Drive.
A KershawHealth accreditation survey that reflects "the most favorable results I have seen in my many years as a healthcare CEO," according to chief executive Donnie Weeks, is a positive sign for KershawHealth during a period of financial turmoil. The hospital's financial struggles (as have those of many hospitals) have been well documented over the last couple years as the economy has taken a toll on elective surgeries and other procedures, so KershawHealth was in need of some good news.
Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative charged to the lead in the final furlong and drew clear for a one-length victory in Saratoga Race Course' $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1) last Thursday.
Kudos to our various law enforcement agencies for working together to get some folks off our streets who needed to be stopped. At the top of our list are Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for arresting two people (and there may be more to come) for the June 23 armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Four Kershaw County Coach Pitch All-Star (7-8-year-olds) teams will be in Camden for the Dixie Youth AA Coach Pitch District 5 All-Star Tournament which begins Friday at Woodward Park with tourney action continuing into next week in the double-elimination event.