• Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Gant and Pinckney celebrated
Pineville native Lillian Gant and Kingstree native Sherrie Pinckney, both of Charleston, were honored during Sunday Worship Services at the New Bethel R. E. Church in Charleston on Jan. 13. 
Both ladies were celebrating birthday milestones. 
Mrs. Gant was celebrating her 79th year of life, while Sherri Pinckney was celebrating her 70th.
The ladies were acknowledged by church Bishop and Rector, the Right Rev. William J. White of St. Stephen.
Following a most moving and invigorating worship service, family, friends, church officers and members joined the ladies in various celebratory settings.
Elizabeth Hunt Alston
Elizabeth Hunt Alston, daughter of the late Sadie Theirse Hunt, formerly of Pineville, served as a panelist on the Charleston YWCA’s “A Meeting of Great Minds” MLK Celebration on Jan. 17 at the Brith Sholom Beth Israel in Charleston.
The program was co-sponsored by the YWCA of Greater Charleston and Brith Sholom Beth Israel. Both groups networked among key constituents in advance of the event, sharing information, with the intent of building an informative program open to the public.
Panelists included national civil rights leader the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III; educator, historian and consultant Elizabeth Hunt Alston; attorney and civic leader Judge Arthur C. McFarland; nationally acclaimed civil rights attorney Armand Derfner; longtime civic pillar Joan Warshauer Fox; and education administrator Andrew HaLevi, who served as panel moderator.
All panelists were highly accomplished in their fields and most of them have been featured in national media outlets.
Historic ties between Black and Jewish groups have achieved impressive results, and the panel discussion delved into how this once overt coalition effectively functions in today’s society, from the courthouse to the White House.
Keeping in Prayer
Viola Middleton, Ruth Williams, Emily Jones, Vanilla Thompson, Lucille Edwards, Ernestine G. Williams, Ernestine M. Williams, Gracie Williams, Annie Wiggins, Lamont Halback, Louise King, Loretta White, James Pinckney, Annie Graves, Deloris Montgomery, Dr. Hattie Martin, Mattie Dingle, Noel Smalls, Lillie Whitten, Margie Prioleau, Rev. Dr. Leon G. Brown, Mary Kaiser, Naomi Fashion, Cousin Alice, Julia Jenkins, Deacon Andrew Milligan, Victoria Middleton, Anna Jenkins, and all others that are in need of care and attention. We continue to keep them in prayer and in our good wishes for the recovery of health.
Items of Interest
Send items of interest to Yvonne J. Barnes, 1458 Colonel Maham Dr., Pineville, SC 29468. Call (843) 567-4182 or email ybarnes@homesc.com.

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