Gethers family plans reunion

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Members of the Gethers Family met on Jan. 6 at the Cherry Hill Classroom in Moncks Corner to begin the planning process for its 2014 Family Reunion.

The reunion is scheduled for August 1 -3, with events beginning at the Cherry Hill School prior to moving to the Charleston area for a Luncheon Boat Ride. A historic tour would also be scheduled along with a possible family history activity.

Dues for participation are $125 per adult; $75 for children; and children under 7 will be admitted free; guests are $75 per person. All reunion dues are due the first week of June.

A newsletter presenting the above, along with other pertinent information for everyone will be published in February. Thanks to Ashia Johnson and Marina Gethers for sharing this important information.

Small Town Restoration Effort

Residents of St. Stephen have established a non-profit corporation to beautify, restore and revitalize the Town of St. Stephen and surrounding areas in South Carolina. The initiative is focused on painting, landscaping, remodeling and restoring some of the existing building in the town in hopes of making the town more appealing to prospective buyers, tenants and businesses.

The restoration effort also hopes to focus on the establishment of some type of recreational facility and assistance programs for area youth and senior citizens.

The committee meets every Monday night, 7 p.m., at the American Legion Hut, 180 Ravenell Drive at St. Stephen. These meetings are informal, open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.

Interested persons, businesses, etc., may make contribute to the cause on line through PayPal, on their website at:, or submit a check made payable to Small Town Restoration Inc. at PO Box 249, St. Stephen, SC 29479.

You are thanked in advance for the support you are about to provide to their worthy cause.

Day Dawn Baptist Church Unity Fellowship Dinner

Day Dawn Baptist Church will conduct the annual Unity and Fellowship Dinner on Jan. 19 in the Fellowship Hall, immediately following regular church services.


Expressions of sympathy are extended to the Ora Blanding and Albert Reid Jr. families, on his passing. They will be kept in our prayers and thoughts.

Get Well Wishes

Viola Middleton, Emily Jones, Vanilla Thompson, Lucille Edwards, Ernestine G. Williams, Ernestine M. Williams, Gracie Williams, Annie Wiggins, Lamont Halback, Loretta White, Annie Graves, Dr. Hattie Martin, Noel Smalls, Margie Prioleau, Dorothy Williams, Rufus Smalls, Cousin Alice, Julia Jenkins, Victoria Middleton, Naomi Fashion, Hazel Crawford, Dorothy Williams, Annie L. Crawford, Patricia Casey, George Casey, Jr., Mable Dingle, Clausie Williams, Lillian Williams, Bertha Lee Williams, Norma Ketchum, Shirley Cleveland, Christine Manigault, Stanley Graves, and all others that are under the weather, shut-in, hospitalized or in need of our care and attention. We continue to keep them in prayer and in our good wishes for 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


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