Ida Mae Hill Davidson

Posted by | May 3, 2014 2:00 pm

KOSCIUSKO, Miss. – Ida Mae Hill Davidson, 91, widow of Hubert J. Davidson Sr., died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, Miss.

Ida Mae Hill Davidson

Ida Mae Hill Davidson

Born Aug. 14, 1922, in Manning, she was a daughter of Lucius Franklin Hill and Jesse Mae Galloway. Mrs. Davidson was a 1939 graduate of Manning High School, where she was a member of the Beta Club, was selected Miss High Miss, and was the lead soloist in the Glee Club singing “When Irish Eyes are Smiling.” After graduation she took business courses locally and then managed Brown’s Department Store … Read the rest

Cypress Fork FWBC Spring Revival

Posted by | May 3, 2014 12:12 pm

Cypress Fork Free Will Baptist Church, 5152 N. Brewington Road in Manning, will hold Spring Revival from Sunday through Wednesday. The Rev. Jason Miles will speak 5:30 p.m. Sunday; the Rev. Thad Jacobs will speak 7 p.m. Monday; the Rev. David Carlson will speak 7 p.m. Tuesday; and the Rev. Mike Bishop will speak 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Manning Primary Spring Fling today

Posted by | May 3, 2014 10:09 am

Manning Primary School will hold a Spring Fling from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, with admission at $3 for children. This includes all-you-can-play festival-type games and a bounce house. Adults are free. Food and drinks will be sold separately. The school is located at 125 N. Boundary St. in Manning.

JCMC Haven of Rest holding one-day fundraiser

Posted by | May 2, 2014 8:19 pm

JCMC Haven of RestJordan Crossroads Ministry Center – Haven or Rest will hold a one-day-only fundraiser on Tuesday for its Domestic Violence Crisis Women’s Center in Clarendon County.

Log on to on Tuesday, complete the giving form and select JCMC Haven of Rest and make a donation using your debit or credit card. There is a $20 minimum. Organizers thank you in advance for giving to this worthy cause.

Gov. Haley holds ceremony for family behind Emma’s Law

Posted by | May 2, 2014 7:40 pm

COLUMBIA (AP) – Gov. Nikki Haley held a ceremony on Thursday for the family of a young girl whose death at the hands of a drunk driver was the inspiration for tougher laws against repeat offenders.


Courtesy of Gov. Nikki Haley / Facebook

Two weeks ago Haley signed “Emma’s Law,” which requires anyone with a first conviction for DUI with a blood-alcohol content of 0.15 or greater to get an ignition interlock device for six months. The device tests a driver’s breath and won’t allow the car to start if it detects a level of 0.02 or greater.

It is … Read the rest

Catherine Margaret Allen

Posted by | May 2, 2014 5:56 pm

TURBEVILLE – Catherine Margaret Allen, 91, widow of Roy Allen, died Thursday, may 1, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Sunday at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel in Olanta, with burial in Grove Hill Cemetery in Connecticut.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.

Born in Connecticut, Catherine Margaret Allen was a daughter of the late Oscar Thomas and Catherine Tibbals Thomas.
Survivors include two sons, Jim (Carol) Allen of Turbeville and John T. Allen of Glendale, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

You may sign the family’s guestbook or … Read the rest

Susan Irene Johnson Mack

Posted by | May 2, 2014 4:16 pm


Susan Irene Johnson Mack, 85, widow of Harris Mack, died Monday, April 28, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.

SUSAN IRENE MACKBorn Sept. 19, 1928, in the Jordan community of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late William and Gertrude Robinson Johnson.

The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Lorene and Linwood Perry, 2013 Thompson Drive in the Jordan community of Clarendon County.

Memorial messages may be left for the family here.

Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


CWP course at F.E. DuBose Center

Posted by | May 2, 2014 3:53 pm

composite-scClarendon County sheriff’s deputy Sean Briley will offer a free concealed weapons permit (CWP) class starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the F.E. DuBose Center on U.S. 521 in Manning. The eight-hour course is required for those wishing to carry a concealed weapon. For more information, call (803) 435-4414, or (803) 460-3897 to be added to Briley’s waiting list.

Ruth Thames Nickerson

Posted by | May 2, 2014 3:39 pm

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Ruth Thames Nickerson, 87, of Imperial, Mo. – formerly of Washington, Mo. – died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in St. Louis.


Ruth Thames Nickerson

Born June 16, 1929, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Madeline Shope Thames. She was united May 30, 1953, in marriage to the late Richard L. Nickerson in Manning. She was a member of the Washington Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary, the Elks Auxiliary, the Mariner’s Club, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ and spent time volunteering in the St. Peters Food Pantry. She loved her family and … Read the rest

Gene Ramson Wyatt

Posted by | May 2, 2014 2:12 pm

ELLOREE – Gene Ramson Wyatt, 70, of Stumphole Landing, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at his home.

Born Oct. 11, 1943, in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late Henry Woody and Modell Douglas Wyatt. He was a U.S. Army veteran and an avid fisherman and gardener.

He is survived by many nephews, nieces and friends.

No services are planned at this time.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.

Relay for Life Organizers: Survivors’ Dinner ‘jam packed’

Posted by | May 2, 2014 1:12 pm

PLEASE USE - RELAY SURVIVOR'S RECEPTIONIt was standing room only at Manning United Methodist Church on Monday night as the Clarendon County Relay for Life Steering Committee and Survivors’ Committee members worked together to register survivors, while honoring them and their caregivers, at the annual Survivors’ Reception.

Guest speaker Billy Bowers – a five-year cancer survivor – recognized his caregivers during his brief remarks.

“They helped me when I couldn’t help myself,” he said. “My friends, family, neighbors, everyone that helped me, I don’t know where I’d be today without them.”

relay survivor's reception 11Breast cancer survivor Pat Fenters agreed. Fenters had surgery nearly two decades ago, and … Read the rest

Leon Eady Sr.

Posted by | May 2, 2014 12:58 pm

Leon “Nunnie” Eady Sr., 83, widower of Mary Johnson Eady, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at his home in New Zion.

Born Sept. 16, 1929, in New Zion, he was a son of the late Anna Eady. He attended Clarendon County public Schools. He left South Carolina and moved to Maryland, where he worked in construction for more than three decades. Most of that time was spent in the Bethlehem Steel Plant in Sparrow Point, Md. Upon retiring, he returned to South Carolina to farm his land and make barbecue and homemade sausages.

leon eady sr

Leon Eady Sr.

He attended Lodebar AME … Read the rest

Grace Christian Fellowship Church Yard and Bake Sale

Posted by | May 2, 2014 12:13 pm

Grace Christian Fellowship Church will hold a Yard and Bake Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Come find your treasurers and enjoy our home-baked goods. Most of all, enjoy the fellowship. For more information, call Sylvia Whorton at (803) 473-7700.

Former Summerton police chief dies

Posted by | May 2, 2014 11:59 am

Former Summerton Police Chief Douglas “Buddy” Riley died Friday morning at his home in Paxville. He left the Summerton Police Department in August 2004. He is survived by his wife, Rosalind; a daughter, Crystal; and granddaughters. See the May 8 edition of The Manning Times for more.


Delta Waterfowl to hold Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday.

Posted by | May 2, 2014 11:44 am

DeltaLogoThe Sumter Chapter of Delta Waterfowl will hold its Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday at Pack’s Landing. Registration will begin at 4:30 a.m., and blast-off will be at safe light in order of registration. Weigh-in will be at 3 p.m. The entry fee is $50 per boat, and for big fish is $10 per boat. You can register online at Barbecue chicken plats will be sold for $5 each. For more information, call (803) 464-9741 or (803) 720-4269.



False fire alarm at Manning Early Childhood Center

Posted by | May 2, 2014 11:09 am

The Manning Fire Department said a few minutes ago that a false alarm was the cause of an activated fire alarm at Manning Early Childhood Center. The alarm was sounded about 11 a.m. Friday. Firefighters reported there were no problems at the school, other than the alarm having gone off.


Willie Conyers Brown

Posted by | May 2, 2014 9:55 am

Winnie Conyers Brown, 61, wife of Wardell Brown, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Levine and Dickson Hospice House in Charlotte, N.C.

Born  Sept. 7, 1952, in Manning, she was a daughter of Alma Kelley Conyers and the late Henry Conyers Sr.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the home of her sister, Wilbur and Mazzie Dyers, 979 Houck St. in Sumter.

Funeral plans will be announced by Community Funeral Home of Sumter.


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