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Engagements
Cook-Cummings Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lee Cook announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin LeeAnn Cook, to Jeffrey Burgess Cummings, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Brown Cummings III, all of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. JoAnn Christian …
Williams-Green Dr. and Mrs. Theophilus Darius Williams III of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Montgomery Ford Williams of Nashville, Tennessee, to James Ecton Green Jr. of Nashville, son of Mr. …
Iannarino-Burress Steve Iannarino and DarlaKay Iannarino, both of Huntersville, North Carolina, along with Mary Burress and Derek Burress, both of Sumter, announce the engagement of their children, respectively, Carly Marie Iannarino of Charlotte, North Carolina, and …
Griffin-Beard Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Griffin announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Kate Griffin, to William Rhett Beard, son of Linda Beard Kennedy and the late Thurmon Dargan Beard, all of Sumter. The bride-elect graduated from Sumter High School …
Scott-Warr Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ray Scott of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Rachel Scott of Spartanburg, to Lewis Hartwell Warr of Columbia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Hartwell Warr of Alcolu. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of …
Celebrations
Browns celebrate 50 years Dr. and Mrs. David Eugene Brown Jr., of Laurens, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Their two children are Dr. David Eugene Brown III and wife, Farrah, of Chapin and Margaret Lindsay Brown of Mount …
Sarah H. Robinson turns 100 Sarah Howard Robinson celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at St. Paul AME Church Shaw with her family and friends. Born on Jan. 14, 1918, in Dalzell, she was the third of five children of the late Bland and Minnie …
Flaxes celebrate 65 years Mr. and Mrs. Martin C. Flax of Sumter celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 27, 2018, at Covenant Place of Sumter. Their three children are Ronald "Ron" David Flax of Sumter, Diana S. Flax Hodge of Gaston and Dennis Irving Flax of …
McCabes celebrate 50 years Mr. and Mrs. David Arnold McCabe of Manning celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 10, 2017. A reception was given in their honor on Nov. 11, 2017, by their two children and their spouses: Arnie and Kelly McCabe of Summerton and Robbie …
Alberts celebrate 50 years of marriage The Rev. Prince and Evangelist Adline Albert of Sumter celebrate their 50th anniversary today, Dec. 17, 2017. The couple's children will send them on a Caribbean cruise in early Spring 2018. Their five children and their spouses are Sheila …
Births
Weddings
Smith-DaSilva Katherine Lewis Smith and William Brooks DaSilva, both of Charlotte, were united in marriage at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beasley Smith of Sumter and …
McElveen-Price PAWLEYS ISLAND - Kathryn Watson McElveen and Nicholas Joe Price, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Pawleys Island Chapel. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thomas McElveen Jr. and the …
Oliver-Brogdon CHARLESTON - Christine Lynnette Oliver of Moncks Corner and William Turner Brogdon IV of Sumter were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at James Island Baptist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Footman …
Tanner-McDuffie Emily Catherine Tanner of Sumter and Andrew Scott McDuffie of Durham, North Carolina, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Joseph …
Betzel-McCarthy LANDRUM - Megan Betzel and Casey McCarthy were united in marriage on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Song Hill Reserve. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Michael Betzel of Landrum. She graduated from Clemson University. She is employed …
Faith

Rich Jewish history evident in Sumter

Sumter has a rich Jewish history. Like many others, Jews arrived in South Carolina seeking the freedom to practice their faith without persecution. The 1669 Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina allowed "Jews, heathens and other dissenters" the …

Yesteryear