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Club Digest: March 17, 2019

Sumter Art Association The Sumter Art Association met Feb. 19 in the parish hall of the Church of the Holy Comforter. President Patti Sosnowski welcomed everyone, and Ginger Jones gave a thoughtful devotional on how we turn to God in our times of …

Engagements
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 …
Smith-Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Smith of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Elizabeth Smith of Sumter, to Robert James Kennedy of DeBary, Florida, son of Mr. Ed Kennedy and the late Mrs. Robin Kennedy of DeBary. The bride-elect is the …
Allen-Barnes Mr. and Mrs. Mark Harper Allen of Greenville announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Margaret Allen of Columbia, to Allen Jackson Barnes Jr. of Columbia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Jackson Barnes of Sumter. The bride-elect is the …
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
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 …
Briggs-Macchio LAKE CITY - Jessica Hope Briggs of Sumter and Anthony Michael Macchio of Florence were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at The Bean Market. The bride is the daughter of Ms. Norma Briggs of Sumter. She graduated from Sumter …
Faith

Speeding, tickets and grace

I was traveling to Charleston for a wedding rehearsal. Traffic was heavy on the interstate, which slowed no one down. I was going faster than the speed limit, mostly to keep from being run over by the Friday afternoon traffic, but also because I was …

Yesteryear

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter WASP killed in plane crash; speedway gets facelift

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Oct. 14 - Oct. 20 - Lt. Col. Frank K. Clarke, 40, well-known Sumter attorney, was one of five officers aboard a missing transport plane for which Third Air Force headquarters at Tampa, Florida, was making a widespread …