Panorama

SCDNR topic at Monday meeting of Sumter County Genealogical Society

John W. "Billy" Downer II will speak on the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and its history and role in the state at Monday's meeting of the Sumter County Genealogical Society. Now a captain, he has been with SCDNR for 21 years and is the state …

Engagements
Joyner-Hansen Mr. and Mrs. George Edgar "Eddie" Joyner III of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Katherine Joyner of Tysons Corner, Virginia, to Bradley Austin Hansen of Tysons Corner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Hansen. The bride-elect is …
Floyd-Douglass Mr. and Mrs. Rocky Floyd of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Nicole Floyd of Sumter, to Benjamin Jacob Douglass of Sumter, son of Mrs. Linda Douglass of Columbia and Mr. Bradley Douglass of Albany, Missouri. The …
Cannon-Holley Mr. and Mrs. David Hampton Cannon of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Hampton Cannon of Sumter, to Landon Ryan Holley of Aiken, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Holley Jr. of Warrenville and Mrs. Marcellea Gilreath of …
Bamford-Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Bruce William Bamford of Brevard, North Carolina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Claire Bamford, to Milton Hughes Schwartz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Schwartz of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of …
Hyatt- Timmons Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Hyatt and Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Timmons Jr. announce the engagement of their children, respectively, Alicia Gail Hyatt and Steven Eugene Timmons, all of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Thomas Mitchum …
Celebrations
105 and still serving God BRUCE MILLS / THE SUMTER ITEM Mary Cunningham, left, and Kristi Downer of Trinity United Methodist Church share a laugh Friday, March 8, at Covenant Place at a party celebrating Cunningham's 105th birthday. Cunningham is still a member of Trinity …
Marie Small celebrates 102 years Marie Bacote Small, affectionately known as "Mack," celebrated her 102nd birthday on Saturday at her home with family and friends. Born on March 10, 1917, in Lee County, she is the daughter of the late Spencer and Florence Bacote. She is the …
Burgesses celebrate 50 years William and Shirley Burgess, of Sumter, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. A dinner was given in their honor by their six children, Calvin, Patrese, Derek, Michael, Crystal and Kayce.
Joneses celebrate 50 years Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bruce Jones, of Sumter, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. A party was given in their honor by their daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Ken Rosefield. The couple has one grandson, Evans …
Millses celebrate 50 years of marriage Mr. and Mrs. Woody Mills Jr., of Sumter, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. A family luncheon was given in their honor on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Olive Garden, Columbia, by their daughters, Sandi Mills Dixon …
Weddings
Windham-Walker MANNING - Mary Michael Windham of Manning and Thomas Kirk Walker of Sumter were united in marriage at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Manning United Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Emory Windham of Manning …
Ortmann-Stuart Anna Reid Ortmann of Sumter and Cory Thomas Stuart of Columbia were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019, at LinRan Farm in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chandler Ortmann of Sumter and the granddaughter …
Graham-White MANNING - Haley Lynne Graham and Zachary Isaac White, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019, at New Covenant Presbyterian Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tad C. Graham and the granddaughter …
Berry-Poplin SUMMERVILLE - Cathryn Denison Berry of Summerville and Felder Wayne Poplin III of Sumter were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at St. Paul's Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Watkins Berry Jr. of …
Allen-Barnes GREENVILLE - Sarah Margaret Allen and Allen Jackson Barnes Jr., both of Columbia, were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel, Furman University. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and …
Faith

Notre Dame, Good Friday and Easter

When I was 14, our high school band, the Largo Band of Gold, went to Europe to compete in the World Music Festival (we won two gold medals with distinction). After the competition, we toured continental Europe. Our first stop was Paris. Nothing …

Yesteryear

Letter thanks knitters for helping military; Richardson attends YMCA ceremony

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Nov. 11 - Nov. 17 - Congressman-elect John J. Riley addressed the Lions Club of Sumter on the topic "Who Are Our Neighbors?" Mr. Riley presented an interesting talk and was given a standing ovation by his audience at the …