I witnessed first-hand the thousands of people who clapped, cheered and cried as South Carolina lowered the Confederate (battle) flag. The flag was put in place in the era where Black Carolinians still tried to unwrap the bondage of segregation and our elected leaders were still bitter over Reconstruction.
Several Kershaw County students and advisors were recognized for their accomplishments at the August 5 school board meeting. Lugoff-Elgin High's tennis team, coached by Mitch Lowder and Trudy Reeves, finished fourth in State AA competition with an 11-3 record, the best in the school's history.
Janet Hagar Muehleck, 96, of Kings Grant passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015. She was born on April 14, 1919 to the late James L. Hagar and Ethel Nellis Hagar. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of seventy years, Dr. William S. Muehleck.
A funeral Mass for Clayton Alymer McDonald, 89, of Lugoff, SC will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 13, 2015, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Sandy McDonald and Father John Zimmerman will officiate, with entombment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, there will be a vigil prayer service with recitation of the Rosary at 6 p.m., followed by a visitation until 8 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made in his memory to ...
A funeral service celebrating the life of Terry F. McChesney, 66, of Lugoff will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Pastor Matt Galloway will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m. Memorials may be made in his memory to Friendship Baptist Church, Hwy 1, Lugoff, SC 29078 or WoundedWarriorProject.org/donate.
Funeral services for James Franklin Knotts, 77, will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Camden Seventh-day Adventist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Steve McCoy will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services for Martha Ruby Moak "Beady" Jeffers, 81, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Womens' Ministries, 2290 Heath Pond Rd, Elgin, S.C. 29045
Funeral service for Mrs. Mary Lee Barnes, 85, of 909 Lorick Horton Road in Camden, will be held Thursday, August 13, 2015, 2 p.m. at Good Hope AME Zion Church, 967 Gaines Church Road in Camden with burial in the church cemetery. She died Sunday, August 9, 2015. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.
Dr. Larry Parrott (far left) and Joy Parrott recently presented the 34th David Parrott Memorial Scholarship to Julia Daniels (center) during a brief ceremony held at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. The award is for development of Christian character. Julia, who is the daughter of Kathryn and Billy Watkins of Camden, has maintained an outstanding academic record at the S.C. Governor's School and will attend Clemson University in the fall. Participating are (from left) Dr. Parrott, Joy Parrott, Rev. John Hallman, Minister of Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Julia, Kathryn Watkins and Billy Watkins.