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Bench dedicated to Daddy Mac McLester
Beloved teacher, coach, mentor, leader
Daddy Mac Bench - Class of 67 Check Web
C-I WEB EXTRA: Jackson High School Class of 1967 representative Ransom Smith (right) reads from some notes after presenting a check for $300 to (from left) Thomas Edgar McLester Jr. and the Rev. Larry McCutcheon toward the Thomas E. and Amy J. McLester Scholarship sponsored by Camden First United Methodist Church where McCutcheon is pastor. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
It wasn’t a Sunday, but the pews were filled at Camden First United Methodist Church on Camden’s DeKalb Street. Not knowing what the weather would be like, Camden First’s pastor, the Rev. Larry McCutcheon, had agreed to hold a special Leaders Legacy Bench dedication inside the sanctuary Tuesday in honor of one the church’s longest-serving members, Thomas E. “Daddy Mac” McLester. McLester was 100 years old when he died on May 1, 2012.