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KCC honors Rev. Tommie Williams
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Kershaw County Council honored the late Rev. Tommie Williams by naming a street near Elgin in his honor. Members of Rev. Williams family attended the surprise special presentation. Shown here (from left, front) are Sylvester Williams and County Council Chairman Julian Burns. Back row (from left), councilmen Sammy Tucker Jr. and Dennis Arledge; McKinley Williams Jr., Lorraine Williams-Butler, Councilman Tom Gardner, Robert Williams, Rev. Angela C. Williams, Councilman Al Bozard, Thomasena Williams-Patterson, Councilman Jimmy Jones, Lula B. Williams-Patterson, Councilman Ben Connell, Kim Williams-Roberts.
Kershaw County Council recently honored a well-loved community icon. During its Aug. 22 meeting, Council unanimously passed a proclamation naming a street off Tookie Doo Lane, near Elgin, after the late Rev. Tommie Williams. Rev. Williams, who was born in Elgin, served in the U.S. Army in 1944 during World War II. After military service, he would work at Fort Jackson State Hospital, Kershaw County Medical Center and E.I. DuPont, from where he retired after many years of service.