Posted on March 9, 2014 12:49 pm by Robert J. Baker
Julia Junious Nelson, 98, widow of Simon Nelson, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Westminster, Md. Born Aug. 21, 1915, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Abbie Junious and Maggie McBride. She attended Clarendon County public schools, and was a member of Greater St. Phillip RMUE Church. She served there as a member of the senior choir, as a class leader and as a member of the Sunday school. Survivors include a son, Downson Nelson of Baltimore, Md.; a daughter, Magalene (Sylvester) Hawkins of Westminster; a nephew she raised as
Posted on March 9, 2014 10:25 am by Robert J. Baker
Striped Bass Festival T-shirts are available for purchase at the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce; the Bank of Clarendon’s Manning, Summerton and Wyboo locations; the First Citizens Bank of Summerton; NBSC; First Palmetto Savings Bank; Lane’s Shopping Center; and Farm Bureau. Prices are $10 for kids; $12 for adult sizes small through XL; and $15 for sizes XXL through 4X. For more information, call the chamber at (803) 435-4405.
Posted on March 9, 2014 9:35 am by Robert J. Baker
Clarendon County officials announced Friday that three of the county’s debris disposal sites will remain open through March 30. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Sites remaining open include: The Davis Station Recycling Center 5442 Moses Dingle Road Davis Station Clarendon County Landfill 2475 J.W. Rhames Road Manning Turbeville Recycling Center 1971 Old Manning Road Turbeville
Posted on March 9, 2014 7:13 am by Robert J. Baker
MIAMI, Fla. — Mary Lemon Dixon Hall died Monday, March 3, 2014, in Miami. Born in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Milton and Mary Thames Lemon. She attended Clarendon County public schools. During her youth, she was an active member of Mt. Zero Baptist Church. Mary was married to Willie Albert Dixon of Manning and, after his death, she later married Mr. Hall of Miami, who also preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Willie Albert Dixon Jr. and James Dixon, both of Miami; a daughter, Sandra Dixon of Miami; two brothers, Enoch Lemon of Miami and Deacon
Posted on March 9, 2014 4:20 am by Robert J. Baker
SUMTER – Whitney Danielle Raindrop, 25, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at her home, 438 Rodney Drive in Sumter. Born Dec. 28, 1988, in Sumter, she was a daughter of Kyle D. and Barbara Nelson Raindrop. She attended Sumter County public schools. She received a licensed practical nurse certificate from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She was a member of Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Alcolu, where she served on the young adult choir and the junior usher board. Survivors besides her parents of Sumter include her fiancé, Jeffery Scott; two brothers, Kevin and Leondria Nelson of Sumter;
Posted on March 9, 2014 12:54 am by Robert J. Baker
GREELEYVILLE — Wayne Carnell “Dilly” Gamble, 58, husband of Veronica Borum Gamble and widower of Youlanda Robinson “Vett” Gamble, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at his home. Born July 13, 1955, in Greeleyville, he was a son of the late Robert and Emma Louise Conyers Gamble. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 95 C.E. Murray Blvd. in Greeleyville with the Rev. Dr. L.W. Walker, pastor, officiating, and the Revs. E.B. Holmes, Phil Watson, Jermaine Walker and Jerry P. Edwards assisting. Burial followed in the St. James Missionary Baptist Church cemetery on Coleman
Posted on March 8, 2014 10:37 pm by Robert J. Baker
Eugene “Gene” Conyers, 74, of 1366 George Conyers Road in Manning, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at his home. Born Dec. 7, 1949, in the Halleytown section of Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Deacon George Sr. and Corine Martin Conyers. He attended Clarendon County public schools. Survivors include a son, Marcellus (Deloris) Conyers; three grandchildren, April (Gerall) Singleton, Amanda Conyers and Marcellus Deon Conyers; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Creola Morgan; and two brothers, Leroy Conyers and Ulysess (Francis) Conyers. Private graveside services were held Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Manning Cemetery with the Rev. Cornell Witherspoon officiating and Minister Elouise
Posted on March 8, 2014 10:04 pm by Robert J. Baker
Dorothy J. “Dottie” Boykin, 76, widow of Johnny Theo “J.T.” Boykin Jr., died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Manning. Born in Odon, Ind., she was a daughter of Cecil Stoner and the late Alma G. Kelsey Stoner. She was a member of Crosswell Baptist Church. Survivors besides her father and his wife, Jeanette, of Sumter include a son, Frankie (Debbie) Hudson of Sumter; two daughters, Tracy (Dennis) Powell of Sumter and Jodi (Mike) Duke of Manning; six grandchildren, Kelsey (Tracy) Parker, Jamie (Cameron) Wilson, Paige (Thomas) Conant, Kayla Powell, Ty Duke and Dusty Duke; and two great-grandchildren,
Posted on March 8, 2014 9:19 pm by Robert J. Baker
The Manning Fire Department responded earlier today to a vehicle fire in the Walmart parking lot. No one was injured in the incident. The fire happened about 6 p.m. Saturday.
Posted on March 8, 2014 9:01 pm by Robert J. Baker
Karen “Lady Kay” Hilton was one of more than 10 performers at the Gospel Extravaganza for Relay for Life on Saturday night. Organized by Clarendon County Sheriff’s deputy Annett Smith, the event featured gospel singers and groups from throughout the midlands. See the March 13 edition of The Manning Times for more.
Posted on March 8, 2014 8:12 pm by Joe Perry
You probably won’t wake up at 2 a.m. to set your clocks forward. That’s OK. But that’s when Daylight Savings Time officially kicks in as springtime is almost here. Sunday weather is forecast to be just like today’s weather — very nice. According to the National Weather Service, we’ll see temperatures reach the low 70s with winds out of the west at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night will see temps in the mid 40s and the Monday forecast should continue this trend of sunny weather with light breezes.
Posted on March 8, 2014 7:21 pm by Robert J. Baker
Flossie Ardis Thigpen, 89, widow of Arthur Melvin Thigpen, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Jolley Acres Health Care Center in Orangeburg. Born Sept. 14, 1924, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Jack Neal Ardis and Marie David Ardis. She was a member of Manning United Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Marie (Frankie) Brunson of Alcolu, Linda (Ralph) Liscio of Manning and Helen (Charles) Bosshart of Seabrook Island; a sister, Wilton Mitchum of Summerton; six grandchildren, Kathy (Larry) Cramer, Cheryl (Bryan) Blank, Lin (Pam) Brunson, Lisa Gibbons, Von (Johnny) Corbett and Tina Stoia; 10 great-grandchildren; and
Posted on March 8, 2014 2:51 pm by Robert J. Baker
ALCOLU – Tiffany Renee Franklin, 30, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston. Born Sept. 17, 1983, in Manning, she was a daughter of Anthony Franklin and the late Margaret Ann McFadden Franklin. The family will receive friends at the home of her grandmother, Minnie McFadden, 2581 Spigner Road in Alcolu. Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning will announce services.
Posted on March 8, 2014 2:47 pm by Robert J. Baker
LYNCHBURG – Clara Wilson, 67, died Friday, March 7, 2014, after an automobile wreck in Sumter. Born July 20, 1946, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Geneva Epps Wilson. The family will receive friends at the home, 1415 Puddin Swamp Road in Lynchburg. Sign the family’s guestbook at http://bit.ly/1hW7Umy. Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning will announce services.
Posted on March 8, 2014 2:41 pm by Robert J. Baker
OLANTA – Frederick Lamont Prince, 37, died Friday, March 7, 2014, after a house fire in Sumter County. Born June 18, 1977, in Sumter, he was a son of Pressley Shaw and Roberta O. Brown. The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 4911 1/2 Woodsbay Lane in Olanta.
Posted on March 8, 2014 12:49 pm by Robert J. Baker
Traffic on Interstate 95 in the southbound lanes between the 108 and 110 mile-markers may be blocked for a bit due to a collision with no injuries that happened about 12:23 p.m. Saturday. Please slow down in that area and plan to stop. UPDATE (4:24 p.m.): Traffic is now moving again in the southbound lane.
Posted on March 8, 2014 12:14 pm by Robert J. Baker
Seacoast Church Manning held a ribbon cutting on Seacoast House, North Church Street in Manning, on Saturday morning. The house, which will not be used for Sunday church services that are held at the F.E. DuBose Center in Manning, will serve as the church’s office, a place for prayer meetings and where the church band practices. See more in the March 13 edition of The Manning Times.
Posted on March 8, 2014 7:47 am by Robert J. Baker
Early temperatures in the mid-30s should get up to the mid-60s before Saturday is over. The nice weather should continue into Sunday, which will be sunny and in the 70s.
Posted on March 8, 2014 7:45 am by Robert J. Baker
Summerton Town Council will discuss the town’s Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget at its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, among other issues. The agenda includes the following items: second reading of an ordinance restricting the parking of vehicles more than 20 feet in length in the town limits; the consideration of a cap on the amount charged for a business license fee; and a motion to make Cantey Sprott Lane a one-way street in the “direction most suited for improved traffic flow and safety.” For more information, call (803) 485-2525.
Posted on March 7, 2014 11:26 pm by Robert J. Baker
Myrtle Ruth Young Jones, 84, widow of George LeGrande Dickson Jones, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 13, 1930, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late William Jefferson Young and Mildred Loretta Hodge Young. She was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church at Manning. She always met you with a smile and found joy in helping others. Survivors include three sons, George LeGrande Dickson Jones Jr. of Orangeburg, Michael Anthony Jones (Kathlene) of Manning and Francis David Jones (Dusty) of Alcolu; two daughters, Beth J. Lyles of Manning and Mary Ann J.