Monthly Archives: January 2014

James L. Brooker

Posted on January 21, 2014 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

James Luther Brooker, 56, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston.

Born Nov. 13, 1957, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was a son of Mamie Trawick Brooker and the late Charlest T. Brooker.

The family will receive friends at the home, 1672 Steven road in Summerton.

These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.



Posted on January 21, 2014 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Frank M. Evans, 38, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at his home in Manning.

Born Feb. 21, 1976, in Freeport, Long Island, N.Y., he was a son of Jonathan and Leola Hammond Evans.

The family is receiving friends at the home of his parents, 145 Shady Lane in Kingstree.


Posted on January 21, 2014 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

READY_Hugh_ThompsonALCOLU – Hugh Raymond Thompson Sr., 92, husband of 61 years to Lila Sue Jackson Thompson, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at his home.

Born Jan. 19, 1922, in Manning, he was a son of the late Hugh Edward and Callie Daniels Thompson. He was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a retired service manager for Prothro Chevrolet, and a member of the American Legion, the American Association of Retired Persons and Clarendon Baptist Church.

Survivors besides his wife of Alcolu include two sons, Hugh Raymond (Dianne) Thompson Jr. of Alcolu and Jerry R. (Marilyn) Thompson … Read the rest


Posted on January 21, 2014 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

READY_Philip_SchoonoverMANNING – Philip  Philip Dale Schoonover, 51, husband of Patti Ann Partridge Schoonover, died Saturday, Jan.18, 2014, at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Born March 25, 1962, in Haleyville, Ala., he was a son of Mildred Burdick Schoonover Scheel and the late Merlin Dale Schoonover. He was a member of Pals Net. He was a stepson of Bob Scheel.

Survivors besides his wife of Manning and his mother and stepfather of Spokane, Wash., including two daughters, Stephanie and Angela Schoonover, both of Manning; a stepson, James Holland (Heather) Lee III of Addison, Ala.; a grandson, James Holland Lee IV; and two … Read the rest


Posted on January 21, 2014 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker


READY_Jenny LoganALCOLU – Virginia Pillsbury “Jenny” Logan, 37, wife of Andrew Mickey McCall, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital.

Born May 29, 1976, in Manning, she was a daughter of Warren H. Pillsbury and the late Frances Diane Mitchum Pillsbury. She is the stepdaughter of Debbie Jones of Manning.

Survivors besides her husband of Alcolu and her father and stepmother of Manning include two sons, Timothy Logan and David Logan; a daughter, Breanna McCall; a stepdaughter, Carli McCall; a granddaughter, Lakyn Baynard; a sister, Tiffany P. Cribb of Manning; and two brothers, Jamie Pillsbury of Read the rest


Posted on January 21, 2014 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker


SUMTER – Jacqueline Maree Chambers, 52, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.

Born Sept. 1, 1961, she was a daughter of the late Carlie Cales and ElEanora Cales. She was the office manager for Quality Appliance in Manning for five years.

Survivors include a daughter, Britton Pruett of Rhode Island; a son, David C. Plowden V and his wife, Elizabeth, of Rhode Island; and three grandchildren, Madelyn Plowden, Charlotte Plowden and David C. Plowden VI.

Memorial services were held Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Brunson Funeral Home with Pastor Sammy Thompson officiating. A visitation … Read the rest


Posted on January 21, 2014 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Cynthia “Cindy” Lynn Brown, 60, widow of Allen Oliver Bryant Jr., died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Johnston Willis Hospital in Richmond, Va.

Born Dec. 27, 1952, in Hunstanton, England, she was a daughter of the late Mace and Nita Brown.

Survivors include a daughter, Melinda Bryant (Michael) Seeby of Midlothian, Va.; two sons, Allen Oliver Bryant III of Bishopville and Horace Wade (Donna Squires) Bryant of Venice, Fla.; two grandsons, C.J. Huggins and Cole Huggins of Midlothian; four sisters, Sherryl Brown Laing of Anderson, Christy Brown Pritchard of Aiken, Debbie Brown Sheffield of Waverly, Va. and Lisa Brown of … Read the rest

Manning Council of Garden Clubs replants courthouse Camellias

Posted on January 21, 2014 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Despite cold winter weather, and perhaps because of a rainy December and January, two Professor Sargent camellias replanted in front of the Clarendon County Courthouse through the efforts of the Manning Council of Garden Clubs and Custom Landscaping of Manning are currently thriving, according to President Kathy Cramer.

The flowers were removed from their previous location directly aside the courthouse after planned renovations … Read the rest

St. Matthias gathers for annual Oyster Roast

Posted on January 21, 2014 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

2014_St. Matthias_Oyster_Roast_4Those who attended the St. Matthias Episcopal Church’s 10th annual Oyster Roast on Saturday at the Flowers’ Tomato Shed outside Summerton were treated to live music, a bonfire and delectable food.

County Development Board announces meeting

Posted on January 20, 2014 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Development Board has announced two meetings for Thursday evening.

Hunting late-season ducks

Posted on January 20, 2014 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Colton Franklin and John Martin McLeod wait on a flight of wood ducks in the flooded timber on Dan Geddings’s property in Paxville. See HUNTING WITH DAN GEDDINGS in Thursday’s Manning Times for more.

Cameron Smith named to Dean’s List at Bob Jones University

Posted on January 20, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Cameron SmithGREENVILLE – A Turbeville native was one of 1,450 Bob Jones University students named to the school’s Dean’s List for its fall 2013 semester.

Manning man charged with having child pornography

Posted on January 20, 2014 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

XAVIER_FULWOODA 20-year-old Manning man is being detained at the Clarendon County Detention Center after his arrest on Friday for multiple counts of alleged involvement in child pornography.

East Clarendon student earns highest FFA distinction

Posted on January 20, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A graduate of East Clarendon High School recently received the highest honor an FFA student may achieve.
Dylan W. Duncan of Gable was recently awarded the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention in Louisville. The degree is given to FFA members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs).
See more in the Jan. 23 edition of The Manning Times.

SUBMITTED PHOTO. Dylan Duncan of Gable, a student at Piedmont College and graduate of East Clarendon High School was awarded the American FFA Degree, the organization's highest honor, recently. He stands here with East Clarendon agricultural teacher Bert Beasley, far left, Clarendon 3 Superintendent Connie Dennis, center-right, and East Clarendon Middle-High School Prinicipal Jason Cook.

Dylan Duncan of Gable, a student at Piedmont College and graduate of East

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Posted on January 19, 2014 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Main Street Manning Economic Restructuring Committee will host Revving Up Your Business with Technology at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the F.E. DuBose Center in Manning. Topics will include First Gear, the Basics of Computers; Second Gear, Social Media 101; and Third Gear, Taking Social Media to the Next Level. Pick which gear your business is in and attend that session. There will also be a technology fair set up with various businesses participating. For more information, call (803) 435-8477.


Posted on January 19, 2014 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon Health System, the company that owns Clarendon Memorial Hospital, is inviting you to become a part of its friendly care team by joining the hospital’s Volunteer Program.
Men and women 18 and older are invited to join and contribute positively to life at the hospital. You can choose from a multitude of duties that suit your interests and which will provide a change of pace from your daily routine. To request a form, call (803) 435-3265.


Posted on January 17, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning Early Childhood Center in Clarendon School District 2 will hold early enrollment for the 1014-15 school year from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28-31. To be eligible for admission, a child must be 4 or 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. Parents must have a certified birth certificate, a Social Security card, a South Carolina immunization certificate, proof of residence and Medicaid card or proof of income. Appointsments for the pre-kindergarten screening will be scheduled during early enrollment. MECC offers full-day classes for this program. Spaces are limited in the pre-kindergarten program, so early enrollment … Read the rest

This week’s front … Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Posted on January 16, 2014 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Jan. 16 Front

Suspect in Greenwood killing nabbed during Clarendon traffic stop

Posted on January 16, 2014 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

gary_william_guffeyBy ROBERT J. BAKER

SUMMERTON – Clarendon County sheriff’s deputies detained the suspect in the shooting of a Greenwood man during what would have been an otherwise routine traffic stop on Jan. 9.
Gary William Guffey, 34, of 201 Bent Creek Road in Greenwood, was stopped about 10 p.m. for a broken headlight, according to the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department, and was quickly detained due to his suspected role in the October shooting death of a 42-year-old man.
The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office reports that Lonnie Terry Cogdill of East Laurel Avenue in Greenwood was shot at his home … Read the rest


Posted on January 16, 2014 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

weldon_auditorium_1`Weldon Auditorium will present its first Clarendon Christian Music Festival at 2 p.m. March 15, and invites all local talent to take the stage for $25 per group or individual. Admission to the actual event for guests will be $5 plus a non-perishable food item. Two winners will be announced, the audience favorite and the charitable favorite, or the group that brings in the most food items. The application deadline is Feb. 15. Maximum performance time is 15 minutes. For more information, call (803) 433-SHOW, or email

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