Panorama

Parents of adult children with disabilities create their own housing opportunities

PHOENIX - Luke Humble and Conor Gunderson have settled into a comfortable rhythm since moving into their own home in Phoenix three months ago. Humble, 26, says he likes eating breakfast with his best friend before they go their separate ways to …

Engagements
Burress-Ouzts Ms. Mary Lyons Burress of Sumter announces the engagement of her daughter, Emily Caroline Burress of Sumter, to Robert Thomas Ouzts of Manning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Anthony Ouzts of Manning. The bride-elect is also the daughter of Derek …
Mayle-Scott Ms. Cheryll Elizabeth Mayle of Lakeland, Florida, and Mr. Dayton Lee Mayle of Weaverville, North Carolina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Nicole Mayle of Lakeland, to Anthony Miles Scott of Rembert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony …
DuRant-Craven Ms. Debbie Bramlett DuRant of Sumter and Dr. Eddie C. DuRant of Wedgefield announce the engagement of their daughter, Dixie Gloria Bell DuRant of Charleston, to Catlin DeWitt Craven of Orangeburg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Craven of …
Rickard-Holladay Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickard announce the engagement of their daughter, Aubrey Elizabeth Rickard, to Jordan Bethea Holladay, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Holladay, all of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Rickard and …
Steele-Leverette Rudy and Donna Donlon Steele of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Eden Steele, to Dennis Arthur Leverette Jr., son of Dennis and Dr. Deborah Daughtry Leverette of Columbia. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late …
Celebrations
Daniels celebrates 100 years Mose Daniels celebrates his 100th birthday today, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, with his family and friends at Mulberry Baptist Church. He was born on Dec. 14, 1919, in Sumter. Mose retired from Korn Furniture and later worked at the recycling center …
The Sumter Assembly The Sumter Assembly will present three debutantes on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Sunset Country Club. Chandler Jewel Curtis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Stephen Curtis, will be presented by her father and escorted by Connor McCoy Curtis and Turner …
The Lord Clarendon Cotillion The Lord Clarendon Cotillion will present eight debutantes on Friday, Dec. 20, at The Matrix Center in Manning. Adela Carpenter Coffey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Columbus Coffey III, will be presented by her father and escorted by William …
Fozer M. Robinson Nelson celebrates 100th birthday Fozer M. Robinson Nelson, widow of Franklin Nelson, celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 5, 2019, with family and friends. Born on Oct. 5, 1919, in Clarendon County, she is the daughter of the late Zoya and Vinnie Robinson. Mrs. Nelson was …
Weddings
Miller-Walton Kristen Love Miller and Matthew Cole Walton, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Grace Baptist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Neville Hardee and the granddaughter of Mrs. …
Smith-Kennedy CHARLESTON - Nicole Elizabeth Smith of Sumter and Robert James Kennedy of DeBary, Florida, were united in marriage at 4 p.m. April 12, 2019, at The Island House. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Smith and the granddaughter of the …
Coleman-Brunson Alison Paige Coleman and Taylor David Brunson, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Bethel Baptist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clayton Coleman Sr. and the …
Matthews-Garrison COLUMBIA - Elizabeth Annette Matthews of Columbia and Justin Wilson Garrison of Atlanta, Georgia, were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Washington Street United Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. …
Sloan-Young PAWLEYS ISLAND - Brooks Margaret Sloan of Dillon and Robert Scarborough Young of Sumter were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Litchfield Plantation. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger McLellan Sloan of …
Faith

You'll never know unless you try it

She switched to beer from whiskey to dull the pain of being alone in the bar another night. Tom, the bartender, was her friend, as long as she told him to pour another round. She wasn't sure how she had gotten in such a dark place. A cheerleader …

Yesteryear

Yesteryear with Sammy Way: Fishing derby begins; Sumterite is missionary in Romania

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Aug. 10 - Aug. 16 - American aircraft carriers, new to war before the attack on Pearl Harbor, emerged as one of the most powerful offensive weapons in the campaign against Japan. As the spearhead of every naval striking …