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    Between $5,000 and $7,000 in damage was done to Socastee area soccer fields after someone drove a vehicle over the grass, destroying the turf in many places...
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    Used cars for sale damaged in overnight crash in Horry County

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:59:48 GMT
    An overnight crash on Socastee Blvd. (707) at Socastee Auto Sales left several cars damaged. At least four cars were heavily damaged with parts scattered about the used car lot.No word on exactly how much monetary damage was done butat least two cars had sticker prices for $2,995, and another one for$3,695. South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to the scene. No word on whether or not anyone was injured or arrested.
    An overnight crash on Socastee Blvd. (707) at Socastee Auto Sales left several cars damaged. At least four cars were heavily damaged with parts scattered about the used car lot.No word on exactly how much monetary damage was done butat least two cars had sticker prices for $2,995, and another one for$3,695. South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to the scene. No word on whether or not anyone was injured or arrested.
  • Air Algerie plane disappears from radar; 116 people reportedly on board

    Air Algerie plane disappears from radar; 116 people reportedly on board

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:11:18 GMT
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    An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday.Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 0155 GMT, the agency said."In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan," the agency quoted the airline as saying.The fligh...
    An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday.Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 0155 GMT, the agency said."In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan," the agency quoted the airline as saying.The fligh...
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JANE FARMER SMITH
Funeral services for Jane Farmer Smith, 53, who died Oct. 3, 2008, were held Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Dr. Gary Colboch and Pastor Wayne Wind-ham officiated. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home.
Jane was born in Hartsville, a daughter of Jessie Mae Dixon Cran-ford and the late George Edward Farmer Sr. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Surviving are her mother of Hartsville; daughter, Lynn (Steve) Atkinson of Hartsville; sister, Vera (Ed) Almond
of Hartsville; brothers, Kenny (Peggy) Cranford of Hartsville, Gene (Debbie) Farmer of Florence; grandchildren, Ashley, Chris and Austin Atkinson of Hartsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Liebert Irby; brothers, James and Bobby Farmer and J.L. Dixon; sister, Louise Farmer.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 949 N. Marquis Highway, Harts-ville, SC 29550 or McLeod Hospice, 555 E. Cheves St., Florence, SC 29506.
www.nortonfh.net

BETTY McALPINE
Funeral services for Betty Anne McAlpine, 78, were held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church, with a private burial at Magnolia Cemetery. Dr. Jeri Parris Perkins officiated, and Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home served the family. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross - Pee Dee Chapter, 1601-A W. Lucas St., Florence, SC 29501.
Mrs. McAlpine, widow of Samuel G. McAlpine, died on Thursday, Oct. 2. Born in Hartsville, she was the daughter of the late John Lester and Eula May McKinnon. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hartsville. She retired from Sonoco Products Company after 40 years of service. She was a volunteer for the McLeod Cardiac Rehab program and a volunteer for the American Red Cross Blood Bank. She is survived by her sons, Curt (Cindy) Griggs and Joel (Robin) Griggs, both of Hartsville; grandchildren, Kelly Griggs, Will Griggs, Melissa (Eric) Orndorff, Rebecca Griggs, Tlyler Griggs; and three great-grandchildren; Vance, Cade and Connor. She was preceded by her daughter, Becky Lynn Griggs.
The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all the special caregivers of McLeod Regional Medical Center for the wonderful care they gave our loved one.
www.bpafuneralhome.com

TIMOTHY WADE HANCOCK
Timothy Wade Hancock, 42, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Cross Roads Baptist Church, with interment in the church cemetery.
Mr. Hancock was born in Chesterfield, a son of Virginia Gulledge Han-cock and the late Wade Junior Hancock. He was a graduate of Pageland High School and attended Chesterfield-Marlboro Tech. He was a retired salesman with Lowe's.
Survivors include his mother, Virginia G. Han-cock of Mt. Croghan; brother, Jody (Angela) Hancock of Mt. Croghan; nephews, Nicholas Han-cock and Dillon Black; niece Amanda Ratliff; special friend, Eddie Hall of Hartsville; several aunts and uncles.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chester-field (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) served the Hancock family.

ROOSEVELT PATTERSON

DARLINGTON - Funeral services for Roosevelt Patterson, better known as "Kutt" or "Randy," of Darlington, were held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Mt. Rona Baptist Church, Society Hill. Burial followed in the church cemetery directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home Inc. of Darlington.
Mr. Patterson, 36, died Saturday, Sept. 27, in a Hartsville hospital. He was born in Darlington County, a son of Shirley Patterson. He received his formal education in the Darlington County public school system and was employed at J&J Landscaping Co.
Survivors include his mother, Shirley Jean Alford of Darlington; his fiancée, Cecelia Williams of the home; one daughter, Britney Dudley of Darlington; three step-children, Bobby Williams, Javon Brown and Victoria Brown of the home; one sister, Ishisha Alford; two brothers, Frederick Alford and Shawn Alford of Darlington; aunts; uncles; a special nephew, Dequan Alford; cousins; two godchildren, Janashia and Qua'lek Jackson.
The family is receiving friends at the residence, 457 Journey's End Road, Darlington.

QUINCY LAVON EDWARDS

DARLINGTON - Funeral services for Quincy Lavon Edwards of Darlington were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at New Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial was in Faith Memorial Gardens directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home Inc. of Darlington.
Mr. Edwards, 28, died Sunday, Sept. 28, in a Florence hospital after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of Robin Slater Edwards and the late Marion Edwards. He was a graduate of Darlington High School class of 1998, where he played in the band, on the soccer team and was captain of the color guard. After high school, he joined Potomac Job Corps Center in Washington, D.C. He was a member of New Hopewell Baptist Church. For several years he made his home in Virginia, Charlotte, N.C., and Washington, D.C., and later returned home to Darlington. He was employed at the Darlington County Treasurer's Office for a number of years.
Survivors include his mother, Robin Slater Edwards (Vincent Sawyer, fiancée) of the home; two brothers, Dion (Mercedes) Edwards and Kevin Edwards, both of Char-lotte, N.C.; one sister, Alicia Edwards (Trey Rogers, fiancée) of the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Ala.; two nieces, Amarys and Paris Edwards of Charlotte, N.C.; his grandparents, Ruby Lee Slater and Bertha Edwards; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family is receiving friends at the residence 604 Moores Airport Road, Darlington.

WALTER 'WHIT' JAMES
DARLINGTON - Funeral services for Walter "Whit" James of Darlington were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Lawson Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home Inc. of Darlington.
Mr. James died Thurs-day, Sept. 25, in a Florence hospital after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of Annie Lee James Dowdy.
He received his formal education in the Darling-ton County public schools and was employed at Ponds Construction Co. and Later at Boggs Paving Co. of N.C.
Survivors include his mother, Annie Lee Dowdy of the home; two sons, Roosevelt Coleman of Germany and Leonard Bohammond of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one brother, Woodrow (Gleentine) James of Cromwell, Conn.; two sisters, Shirley (Joseph B.) Murray and Bertha (Richard) Hollo-man, both of Darlington; grandchildren; three aunts; one uncle; one sister-in-law. He was preceded in death by a brother, Willie James.
The family is receiving friends at the home of a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Joseph B. Murray of 125 W. McIver Road, Darlington.

EDWARD LAWRENCE
DARLINGTON - Funeral services for Edward Lawrence of Darlington were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home of Darlington.
Mr. Lawrence died Thursday, Sept. 25, in a local hospital after an illness. He was born in Darlington, a son of the late Johnny and Rosa Hart Lawrence. He was the widower of Betty Davis Lawrence. He received his formal education in the Darlington County public schools and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He worked various jobs and was a farmer.
Survivors include three daughters, Mittie Rea (Earl) Joint, Katina Williams, both of Darlington, and Sheila of New York; two sons, Joseph (Leatha) James of Society Hill and James Lawrence of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one brother, Sammie (Lois) McNeil of Darlington; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; two devoted nieces, Jessie Bell Joint and Mary (Willie) Johnson, both of Darling-ton; one brother-in-law, Covington Bruce of Darlington; one sister-in-law, Louise Lawrence of Tim-monsville; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family is receiving friends at the home of a niece, Jessie Bell Joint, of 3520 Squirt Drive, Darlington (Dovesville community).

LINDA EADDY

CAMDEN - Funeral services for Linda Lee Rundell Eaddy of Camden were held Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at 3 p. m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with committal service following in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Chiles officiated. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020
Mrs. Eaddy died Thursday, Oct. 2. Born in Geneva, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Arthur Thomas and Violet Hynes Rundell. She was director of nursing at Caresouth Carolina. She was an animal lover, loved to travel and enjoyed helping others. She was the Southeast Foreign Exchange Student Director for many years and a bush pilot in Alaska. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Surviving are her children, Arthur Wheat (Chris) of Rochester, N.Y., Ryan Wilson of Camden, Jennifer Barger (Travis) of Sumter; grandchildren, Alex, Sam, Jacob, Adam and Blake; sister, Pamela Anndagha of Camden; a godson, Dennis Anderson. She was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Ross.
Online condolences may be sent to the Eaddy family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.

MARION GOODSON JR.

Private family graveside services for Marion James Goodson Jr., 62, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at Westview Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Pressley Cox officiating. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home served the family.
Mr. Goodson died Sunday, Sept. 28. Born in Florence, he was a son of the late Marion James and Fannie Odom Goodson. He was a retired supervisor from CP&L (Progress Energy) and was an avid golfer.
Surviving are his son, Marion J. Goodson III of Concord, N.C.; daughter, Tina Goodson of Concord, N.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Harry Golden of Charleston, Barbara and Jim Neal of West Columbia; three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ricky Goodson.
www.bpafuneralhome.com

WILLIE JENKINS

McBEE - Willie Jenkins, 67, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville. The family will receive friends at 475 10th St., McBee.

MARY BURRIS
LAMAR - Mrs. Mary Burris, 96, died on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, in a Florence healthcare facility after an illness. Hines Funeral Home Inc. of Lamar is in charge of all arrangements.

LILA JACKSON
Funeral services for Lila Walters Jackson, 102, were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Cedar Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Homer Hinson, Mickey Lloyd and Bill Stanley officiating. Burial was in New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home served the family. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross - Pee Dee Chapter, 1601-A W. Lucas Street, Florence, SC 29501.
Mrs. Jackson, widow of John Wallace Jackson Sr., died Friday, Oct. 3. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Hugh Gary and Lillian Harrell Walters. She was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are her grandchildren, Roger and Michele Jackson of Carrollton, Texas; Cindy and Chris Black of Carrollton, Texas; Terry Jackson of Flowery Branch, Ga.; Anita and Thomas Griffin of Auburndale, Fla.; Adrienne and Joey Ackley of Jackson, Ga.; 11 great-grandchildren; seven great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, John W. Jackson of Lawrenceville, Ga., and her daughter, Helen Jackson-Potter of Bonifay, Fla.
www.bpafuneralhome.com

DORA CROWLEY BAILEY
PATRICK - Mrs. Dora Crowley Bailey, 87, died, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008.
A going home celebration service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, at Patrick Cemetery.
Mrs. Bailey was born July 16, 1921, in Patrick, a daughter of the late Biddy and Becky Odom Crowley. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Sacony. Mrs. Bailey was married to the late Carlos G. Bailey Sr. and was also preceded in death by a sister, Ella Jane Williams, and by three brothers, Bubba, Baxter, and Bennie Crowley.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary (Bob) Strickland of West Columbia; four sons, Carlos G. (Patricia) Bailey Jr. of Camden, Ernest N. Bailey of Patrick, John E. (Patricia) Bailey of Aiken, and William D. Bailey of Hartsville; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Long Term Care Center, Karesh Wing, Kershaw County Medical Center, PO Box 7003, Camden, SC 29020.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to the Karesh Wing staff for the care given to Mrs. Bailey.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield served the Bailey family.

LuCIEL STEEN BLACKWELL
BETHUNE - Funeral services for LuCiel Steen Blackwell, 90, who died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Union United Methodist Church. The Rev. Miriam Hadden will officiate. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville Chapel.
Mrs. Blackwell, widow of Louie Blackwell, was born in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Elias and Nora Johnson Steen. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church, former church kindergarten teacher, former member of the Adult IV Sunday school class and The Senior Citizens Group.
Surviving are her daughter, Loretta B. Cole of Heath Springs; son, Wayne C. Blackwell of Walhalla; sister, Claudia Blackwell of Hartsville; grandchildren, Greta Cole Hough of Lancaster, Becky Cole Cnesich of Lancaster, Brent Blackwell of Walhalla, Kylie Blackwell of Atlanta, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Cole Cnesich of Lancaster, Abbigail Blackwell of Walhalla. She was preceded in death by seven sisters and three brothers.
Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church, 4379 Union Church Road, McBee, SC 29101.

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