Mrs. Clara Nell Sumter, 87, of 400 Firetower Road in Camden, S.C. passed on Friday April 19, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church in Camden with burial at Cedar Cemetery in Camden. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.
Funeral service for Mrs. Mamie Williams, 74, of 59 Dowey Court in Elgin will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Life in the Word Outreach Ministry with burial in the Community Baptist Church Cemetery, 1719 Brewer Springs Rd. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
In celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of Camden's first hospital, the 2013 Hospital Auxiliary Board of KershawHealth will host a tea on Thursday, April 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the home of auxiliary board member, Ms. Marguerite Glasgow at 301 Kings Chase in Camden.
Mr. A. Jesse Payne, 82, of Kershaw passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Providence Hospital in Columbia. He was born November 18, 1930 in Kershaw, a son of the late Teddy Payne and Minnie Lee Ellis Payne. Mr. Payne was a member of DeKalb Baptist Church and had retired in 1992 from DuPont. He had been a Butcher at Shealy's in Camden and Hatfields in Kershaw. He was a US Army Korean War Veteran and was a Mason and Shriner.
Clarence Sloat "Chick" Rowland, Jr., 93, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013 at his home in Camden, SC. Born in Long Branch, NJ, Clarence was the oldest of seven children born to the late Clarence Sloat Rowland, Sr. and Mabel Raichle Rowland.
The Kershaw County Republican Women (KCRW) recently took on new leadership and has elected four new officers who are committed to taking the KCRW to the next level. KCRW President, Kim Demer says, "I am excited about the extraordinary leadership team we have assembled, all of whom are women committed to advancing the conservative cause in our community."
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