Tuesday afternoon, a large group of family and friends gathered to fete Dr. Larry Parrott in Camden's Rectory Square. The ceremony, part of the city of Camden's Leader's Legacy Recognition Program, included the official dedication of a memorial Leadership Legacy bench to Parrott for his years of service to the community.
Addie Gaile Farmer Newman, 60, of Camden, SC, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015. She was born in Bishopville, the daughter of Eleanor Hopkins Farmer and the late Jimmy M. Farmer. The funeral service will be private. Memorials may be made in Gaile's memory to Kershaw Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020 or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A service to celebrate the life of Kenneth "Kenny" Melton, 46, will be held Friday at 5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Marvin Jones and the Rev. Jeff Steen will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 4-5 pm. The family will also be receiving friends at the homes of Wayne and Ann Boan or William and Faye Jones.
Mr. Jimmie Johnson, 64, of 7515 Saxon Road, Rembert, passed on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Sept. 18, 2015 at St. Stephens Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Deacon Leroy Hough, 90, of 2971 Youngs Bridge Road, Bethune, passed on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at Catoe Chapel Church of God In Christ, with burial in the church cemetery.
Charles Burroughs, Jr., 105, of Camden, passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord, September 9, 2015, at his home, with loving family members at his side. He was a lifetime member of St. Matthew UMC in Camden, where he served on several boards. He worked for New York Central Railroad until his retirement after forty years. He also trained horses in New Rochelle, NY. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Della Dunlap Burroughs, and granddaughter, Teresa Branch. Charles is survived by his only daughter, Fannie (Andre) Branch; grands, Charles A. Branch, Della (Paul) Branch-Bullock ...
We notice in today's Yesteryear feature an interesting coincidence: 29 years ago this week, the Kershaw County School Board of School Trustees decided to delay a facilities study until members and district officials could meet with a bond referendum consultant and, possibly hold a meeting to get feedback on the potential projects and funding.