Mr. Joe L. Gaskins, 77, of Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Born in Camden, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Willie, Sr. and Lula Butler Gaskins and the husband of hannah Kirkland Gaskins. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Monday, November 11, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Rock Hill Baptist Church, Ridgeway, with interment in the church cemetery with military honors. Mr. Gaskins will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Gaskins family.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Jack Stuart Jones, 90, of Camden, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. John Hallman and Rev. Dr. William F. "Chip" Summers will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, November 11, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert Lowell Jones, 77, of Camden, SC will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service in the funeral home.
Catherine M. Lavery, 88, a former resident of Niagara Falls, NY died on Saturday, November 11, 2013 in Camden, South Carolina after a brief illness. Born on January 11, 1925 in Welland, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of William and Mary McAuliffe.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Neva Louise Shannon "Coota" Montgomery, 101, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, November 11, 2013, at Quaker Cemetery in Camden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to the following: Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020, Pinedale Residential Care Center, 798 Hermitage Pond Road, Camden, SC 29020 or Hospice Care of Tri-County, 2039 W. DeKalb Street, #A, Camden, SC 29020.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lorine Tabor Streeter, 85, of Elgin, SC will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Sand Hill Heights Baptist Church in Elgin. The Rev. Lanny Brisendine will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Animal Shelter of your choice or plant a plant in your yard in remembrance of Aunt Lo and her love of flowers.
The Camden Lions Club would like to thank the citizens of Kershaw County for their support of our recent Candy Days fundraiser. This is our annual event to raise funds for sight conservation and other club projects. Because of the generous contributions of our community, we are able to help 100 to 150 people each year who need help with eye exams, purchasing glasses and other health services provided by the Lions Club.
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Phil McGee, Roger Smoak
Candy Days co-Chairmen
Deacon Harrison Bennett, 60, of Cassatt, entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 8, 2013. Born in Westville, South Carolina he was the son of the late Will and Nettie McKenzie Bennett and the husband of Linda Williams Bennett. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing services will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church, Camden, with interment in the Sweet Home Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington Park Community, Camden. Deacon Bennett will be placed in teh church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's funeral home, Camden is serving the Bennett ...
Funeral Mass for Johanna DiLeo Costello, 89, will be celebrated on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Prayer Vigil will be held Monday at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with visitation following until 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice of Camden, 700 West DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
The S.C. Foster Parent Association (SCFPA) would like to thank everyone who donated vehicles to its On the Road Again program. This program provides transportation for foster youth who are 18, but not yet 21, actively employed and pursuing a GED or post-high school educational program. Without a vehicle, young people must rely on public transportation to get them to and from work or school. Unfortunately, public transportation is not available in many rural areas of South Carolina.
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Patricia Jackson, admin., SCFPA
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is being observed across the country next week, the week before Thanksgiving. The Kershaw County Housing Partnership is sponsoring the following local events in the hope that all citizens will participate in at least one:
Since 2011, First Baptist Church (FBC) of Camden has sent 56 Kershaw County residents on 19 mission teams to Machachi, Ecuador. Some of them have been to the South American city multiple times. Those participating in FBC's missions there say the trips are having a lasting impact, not only in Machachi -- located some 25 miles south of Ecuador's capital, Quito -- but back in Camden as well.
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By Mary Ann Blaskowitz
Special to the C-I