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  • Monday, January 14, 2013

Cross Class of ’75 has blast at Shug’s

The Cross High Class of 1975 did it again: they showed up in numbers at their Annual Christmas Gathering which was held at Shug’s in Pringletown on Sunday, Dec. 23.
Several out of town classmates attended, including Sandra Haskell (Maryland), Alfred Cooper (Virginia) and Kenneth Palmer (New York). It was at least 30 classmates who sat down to the dinner meeting and the after dinner social where Clarence Butler and Melvin Jones sang songs and George Smokie Pringle played on his keyboard.
Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the laughter and fellowship. This class really cares and loves each other. Be blessed and continue to get together.


The 88th Annual Emancipation Day program will be held at Zion United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Alfonzo Jones of Greater St. Paul United Methodist Church will deliver the sermon. Everyone is invited.

Ramsey Clan

The descendants of Thomas and Lillie Ramsey gathered at the home of Yvonne and Francis Bradley for their Annual Family Christmas Dinner. What a large gathering of aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and grandchildren!
Over 75 people, young and old, attended. The newest attendee was from Columbia, the granddaughter of Lillie Doctor, who slept through almost the entire dinner.
A low point occurred when Jeannette was choking and the nurses in the family (Renae Washington and Victoria Doctor) performed the Heimlich maneuver to help her. Great job, girls, your schooling really paid off!


The yearly community fellowship dinner sponsored by Berkeley County Councilman Caldwell Pinckney was held on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the Cross Community Center.
Pastors Ralph Singletary and the Rev. Thompson (Ebenezer Zion AME) were in attendance.
We thank all that contributed the favorite dishes to make the meal successful. We hope that several more of you come next year.

Christmas Gathering

Blaine and Sarah F. Tingley and her parents Elizabeth and Clinton Freeman entertained a large family and friends group on Christmas Day.
Doug and Gail Freeman of Charleston , Ashley Freeman and her roommate of Charlotte, Mickey, Sue, Robbie, and his girlfriend of Charleston, Chris Tingley and his wife, son Aiden, and two-year-old daughter. Keith Tingley of Greenville, NC also drove down to his grandparents to visit and feast with all the others.

Holiday Fun

On Christmas Day Connie and O'Dell Shuler entertained family and friends in their home. Their children Rae Beth and Art were present with their spouses and children. Also present were family from Elloree and the Columbia area.
Dot DeHay entertained her family a week prior to Christmas so that they could all visit with their other family members on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
On Saturday before Christmas, Dot traveled around the Lake to Bonneau to her son Wayne's and wife Shirley's home. The younger DeHays entertained Shirley's boys and grandchildren . On Sunday Dot's son Wayne and his wife Shirley, son Jimmy and Allie and Karen all enjoyed a meal together at Dot's home. To continue the holiday partying, Dot met with John, Kelly, Chelsie, Garrett, and Morgan on Monday evening, which was Christmas Eve.


Clinton Freeman was at home recuperating last week following surgery on his arm after an accident.

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