Graveside services for Betty Duncan Catoe, 74, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Scotch Cemetery with Rev. Frank Davis and Rev. Larry Fraser serving as officiants. The family will receive friends Friday, February 1, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home, Hartsville, SC.
Chronicle-Independent Sports Editor Tom Didato will be the subject of this year's Black History Month multicultural exhibit at the Kershaw County Library. The exhibit will be on display starting Friday through the end of the month. A reception in Didato's honor will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.
Miss Sherry Parker Butler, 50,of 970 Wateree Boulevard, Wateree Villas, Apt. 13-D, Camden, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Butler Family.
Funeral service for Pauline O. Jones, 87, of 2589 Kirkland Cemetery Road in Camden was held Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, 1:00 p.m., at White Oak Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. She died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Collins Funeral Home was i
Funeral service for Douglas Jerome Murphy, 56, of 2541 Milledgeville Road in Augusta, GA, formerly of Lugoff, will be held today, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Unity United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. He died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Friends may visit at 1416 Ft. Jackson Road in Lugoff. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral service for Frank Oliver, 97, of 33 Hickory Hill Way in Camden, will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, 1:30 p.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. He died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Friends may visit at 43 Hickory Hill Way. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Betty Jean Beamer Walls, 84, of Camden, SC will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. David Weaver will officiate.
Funeral service for Catherine Pauline Greenwood, 80, will be held Thursday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice House, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29210.
We noted recently that President Obama, during his inaugural speech, outlined a liberal agenda of programs he intends to push during his second term. There wasn't much centrism in it, and those looking for a spirit of bipartisan cooperation were probably disappointed. Those same people will no doubt also not be particularly happy with the staff appointments the president is making for his second term, another sign that he isn't going to be in a compromising mood in the years to come.
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.