Mrs. Rebecca Joy Kelly, 85, of 889 Cheraw Road, Cassatt, SC, passed on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Ms. Josie Lawhorn, 65, of 848-A Whitehead Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Monday February 24, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Ray Carl Strickland, 84, of Elgin, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Blaney Baptist Church, Elgin, SC, with entombment in Magnolia Cemetery Mausoleum, Charleston, SC. Rev. Dr. Bill Coates, (Sr. Pastor FBC, Gainesville, GA) and Rev. Jeff Grubbs, ( Chaplain, Agape Hospice) will officiate. Music will be provided by Philip Strickland, Worship Arts Pastor, (Eastlake Community Church, Irmo SC) and Ruby Goff, pianist. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel.
Mrs. Zoel Lee Tucker, 93, of 1045 Linden Trail, Lugoff, SC, passed on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
S.C. Rep. Laurie S. Funderburk along with ten other members of the South Carolina General Assembly have been recognized in the inaugural class of fellows from the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health's (IMPH) Health Policy Fellows Program. That program, supported by The Duke Endowment and Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, provides members of the General Assembly with clear, evidence-based health policy information in a non-partisan manner.
Kenneth Jones, 51, of Granger Street, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 in Burlington, VT. Kenneth was born in Camden, SC to Lewis Jones Sr. and Simmlean Jones. Kenneth was educated in the local schools of Lugoff, SC. After graduating from Lugoff Elgin High School he was employed at Richtex Brickyard, Diamant Boart of America, and Shoney's of SC. In 2001 he relocated to Bellows Falls, VT where he was employed at Melsur and Heath Care and Rehabilitation Services. He was recently employed at Whitney Blake Company until his health failed and retired on January 11, 2014.
In the 2014 election, the post of State Superintendent of Education is open. The incumbent Mick Zais is not running again. By my count, to date there are 12 people that are announced candidates -- 10 Republicans and two Democrats.
The Camden High School baseball coaching staff will host its annual Father-Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, March 8 at American Legion Park in Camden.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale will be held at the Burndale Shopping Center in the old Family Dollar building on Jefferson Davis Highway across from Piggly Wiggly in Camden. The sale will begin on March 6, with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Community members who would like to purchase membership can do so at the door.
The Boy Scout District Advancement Board conferred the rank of Eagle to four deserving boys during the evening of January 2 at Camden Military Academy. The board was manned by Art Graham, Walter Smith and Greg Simonson. The Eagle candidates from Troop 316 were Scotty Grigsby, Matthew Presson and Nicholas Spitzer; and Cameron Small from Troop 901. Each youth did a great job at his Eagle board. Kevin Rhodes is scoutmaster for Troop 316 and David Riddle is scoutmaster for Troop 901.
David Wheeler 77, of Tacoma, WA formally of Camden, S. Carolina passed away February 18, 2014 at Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care in University Place, WA. He retired in May of 2005 with 45 years of service with the Department of Veteran Affairs. He leaves to cherish his precious memories, four sisters, Ethel Staten, Catherine Hollis, Shirley Reddick of Camden, SC, Margie Bennett (Alfred) of Lugoff, SC; one brother, Johnny Wheeler (Catherine Montgomery) of Irvington, NJ; a host of special friends, Evelyn Ward, Linda P. Medina, Angela P. Lee, Charles E. Gilchrist of Lakewood, WA.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Tammy Fenner Griggs, 49, of Camden, will be held at 12:30 PM Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM today at the funeral home.
Rhonda Jean Posey Burr, 57, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 21, 2014. A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, Camden, S.C., with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Angela Jennings will officiate.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Johnson of Camden are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Crystal Noelle Johnson to Mr. Garrett Thomas Mann. Crystal is the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Annie Mae Johnson of Camden and the late Mr. James O. Johnson, Sr. of Baltimore, MD, and the late Dea. & Mrs. John C. Saxton of Rembert.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clay Bullard announce the engagement of Miss Peyton Nicole Bullard of Camden, SC, to Mr. Erik Aldret Bruhjell of Anderson, SC.
By Austin Jenkins
• It was good, if still mixed, news from KershawHealth a week ago that January's financials looked a bit better than they have recently. The healthcare organization still posted a loss for the month -- as it has every month for some time now -- but only of $84,000. Compare that to $902,000 in losses for October 2013 alone and that is very good news. KershawHealth has a long way to go to combat a projected $32 million in operational losses by Fiscal Year 2018, less than five years away. However, last week's meeting also revealed that the KershawHealth ...
Mama had great stories. My favorite was the only one I asked often for her to repeat. It has become something of an anthem in my life.
Funeral service for Reverend Joseph Drakeford, Jr., 73, of 64 Payne Pond Road in Westville will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 750 Boyd Road in Camden. He died Friday, February 28, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Billy J. Ellis, 75, of 1320 Jones Road, Kershaw died Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Ellis Family.
Funeral services for Grace Eubanks Gainey, 72, of Bethune will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Timrod Baptist Church, Bethune. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Jim Wallace and Jackie Knight will officiate.
Even though the Carolina Cup is more than a month away, reserved parking spaces are selling at a brisk pace.
The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a pair of umpire clinics in anticipation of the 2014 spring Dixie Youth and Dixie Boys baseball seasons.
The Royals AAU youth basketball teams will host tryouts in both Camden and Bishopville for its boys and girls' teams.
Invitations for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races were sent out to those on the organization's mailing list last Friday. And tickets and parking spaces for the event are now on sale.