In an old family bible that my brother owns, there is a story of how our great-great-grandfather escaped from a Union prison. He was a Confederate soldier, captured and sent to a prison in Illinois. He somehow escaped, stole an Indian canoe and floated down the Mississippi River to an area between Arkansas and Mississippi. He got out on the Arkansas side and tried to swim across and nearly drowned. He was finally able to cross the river with the help of some others and walked to Baird, Miss.
March 18, 2013|
By LTC John Baird
C-I contributing columnist
Services for Mrs. Ruby Inez Rabon, 87, of Camden, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Mrs. Katherine "Cat" Brisbon Thomas, 73, of Washington Park Community, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Born in Rembert, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Brisbon and Inez Pouge Brisbon Holmes and the wife of Deacon Willie "Cap" "Nash" Thomas. A Celebration of Life Services was held at two o'clock p.m. Saturday, at Mount Bethel Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in church cemetery. Mrs. Thomas will be placed in the church at One o'clock p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Thomas family.
Caleb Clarke Whitaker, III, of Cincinnati, OH and Palm Beach, FL passed away March 10, 2013. Following military service in WWII and a successful business career he moved to Florida and married Dorothy "Bunny" Wood Price in 1987. Together they traveled extensively and enjoyed a loving, happy and fulfilling life. Caleb was a fitness and exercise enthusiast, and enjoyed many outdoor sports including skiing, tennis, swimming, golf and hunting. He also had an affinity for the American West and enjoyed visiting the Rocky Mountain states. Caleb is survived by his beloved wife Bunny; two children Amanda Lough of Columbia, SC ...
Camden City Manager Mel Pearson and Camden City Council are actively accepting applications for service on the boards and commissions. Currently, there is one vacancy on the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) and two vacancies on the Camden Board of Construction Appeals (CBCA).
Three members of the West Wateree Wrestling Club (WWWC) earned state championships in Saturday's annual South Carolina Wrestling Association for Youth) state tournament at Eastside High School in Taylors.
A celebration of life service for John Russell Rinker, 81, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff, SC on March 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Rev. John W. Mims will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, March 15, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested for St. John's United Methodist Church, PO Box 218, Lugoff, SC 29078 or to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Columbia Office, 710 West 168th St., New York, NY 10032.
Applications for the 2013-14 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.