A memorial service to celebrate the life of Marvin Lois Nelson, 69, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Graveside service for Carrie Belle Medlin "Granny" Goff, 89, will be held Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Dan Griffin and the Rev. Chris Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church.
Few crimes have attracted the attention and fascination of the public like the gruesome 1970 murder of an Army wife and her two young daughters at Fort Bragg, N.C.; the husband and father, Capt. Jeffrey McDonald, a Green Beret physician, was subsequently convicted of the murders and has been in prison since 1979. For all these years he has maintained his innocence, claiming the murders were committed by four mysterious people who invaded his army post home, stabbed him and killed his family during a drug-induced rampage.
A blue wool uniform worn by a Confederate soldier, a Victorian baby's christening gown, a "Brown Bess" from the Revolutionary War period, a liquor bottle labeled "South Carolina Dispensary," an exquisitely designed colonial period fork made of horn … all of these items reside in the collection at the Camden Archives and Museum. These objects and 1,080 others, plus 11,425 photographs, 7,706 manuscripts and 7,184 books, make up the collection of the Archives and Museum.
September 21, 2012|
By Katherine Richardson
C-I contributing columnist