Funeral services for Sara Edna West Bowers, 91, of Kershaw, S.C. will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2013, in the sanctuary of Bethany Baptist Church, Westville, S.C. The Revs. Craigan Blankenship, Tommy Bowers, Qitman Hand and Mr. Jesse Bowers will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Funeral service for Carolyn Joyce Rabon, 81, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Francis Bannon Mooneyhan, Jr., 82, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden, SC. A private burial will be held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Bishop Arthur Turbyfill will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 26 at 6:00-8:00 pm at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Latter Day Saints Missionary Fund or Humanitarian Fund.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Olga "Sandy" Lanoway McCurdy, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 29, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery in Camden. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. McClurdy to a charity of one's choice.
William L. Pape's Divine Fortune, who drew clear from an all-star field in Far Hills' Grand National (Gr. 1) was crowned as the National Steeplechase Association's 2013 earnings champion at awards ceremonies on Nov. 23 held at Springdale Hall in Camden.
After tallying a season-high 31 points in the Patriots' 20-point victory over Lees-McRae, Camden native and former Camden High School basketball standout Evrik Gary has been named the Francis Marion University Student-Athlete of the week for the week ending Nov. 25.
• If you're planning to visit family members in another area of the country and dread facing huge crowds in airports during Thanksgiving, consider this: within a decade, 24 of the busiest 30 airports in the nation will become as congested twice each week as they are on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. That's the prediction from a travel-industry study, and Charlotte's Douglas International Airport is among those included. So if you're flying next week, console yourself with the fact that soon, the bedlam you're facing will be an everyday affair.
If New Year's is a time to regroup and look toward the upcoming year, then Thanksgiving is a time to gather and reflect on the year that has passed. In our family, it is a time when we thank the good Lord for both the heartaches and the blessings.
November 25, 2013|
By Ronda Rich
Miss Lake Wateree and Miss Lake Wateree Teen were crowned recently at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. This pageant was an official Miss South Carolina preliminary. The queens are, from left, Miss Lake Wateree Teen 2014, Delaney Provow, and Miss Lake Wateree, Amanda Bodie. Dovow is a sophomore at Lugoff-wElgin High School and Bodie is a sophomore at Clemson University. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/misslakewateree.
Teachers, arguably the most influential people in a child's life, receive the poorest pay and little respect. They work in less than acceptable conditions and must deal with many individuals who are intractable, some even mentally unstable. Yet, most parents believe their own children to be paragons of behavior and virtue. Today's financial crisis illustrates this point, but not as much as does the past.
November 25, 2013|
By Jean Pruett
C-I contributing columnist