Who, What, When & Where of Whitmire: Birthdays, feel good wishes, and sympathy

Cassie J. Fowler Contributing Columnist

April 1, 2014

Hello everyone, welcome to news from “The Whitty.” Lots of local news coming up after we do our birthdays and get well wishes. Gottrocks the Birthday Fairy has had a time with all of our Bi-Polar weather. He did make it in with pollen coated wings.


Happy Birthday to Le Ann and Pat Alexander, Mike Crumpton, Renee Crase, Jody Tollison, Barbara Templeton, Ken Sparks, Judy Stroud, Betty Ramsey, Chrsytal M. Lane, Cathy Stapleton, Wanda Kaye Nagy, Alyssa Brock, Tina Baker Griffin, Bobby Andrews, Ethan Boulware, Ryan Elsmore, Karen Tankersley, Edgar Glen, Walt Wilkerson, Christinna B. Bourassa, Susie Brown, Robert Stapleton, Lance Kitchens, Justin Mundy, and Stephanie Duncan.

Feel Good Wishes

We send our Best Feel Good Wishes to Harry Felker, and Alicia C. Taylor.


On a sad note, we send our sympathies and best wishes to the families of Shelley Wicker. Shelley was a 26-year-old, who was a well loved, beautiful, intelligent, enthusiastic young lady, with a passion for life and a bright future. Her friends and family showed their support in large numbers at her funeral services. Shelley was the daughter of Sandy Gilliam Tinsley and Bill R.Wicker.

Our sympathies to Mr. William Worthy, another beloved Whitmire resident, who was known for his sweet and kind personality, and Famous Hot Dog Chili recipe at Whitmire’s one time “Y” building.

Our sympathies to the families of Mr. Raymond Reed, a former Whitmire resident, who had a the gift of music and conversation. Mr. Reed was a member of The Reed Brothers vocal group, and a former Choir Director at First Baptist Church. He was married to his late wife Evelyn for 66 years.

People In The News

Former Whitmire resident and WHS graduate Timothy Lawson Jr. was recently awarded with a “Superior” rating from The South Carolina’s Band Director Association. Tim is the band director at Saluda Middle School and a Newberry College graduate.

Upcoming Local Activities And Events

The Whitmire Economic Development Board’s Health Walk For Fitness is Saturday morning, April 5. Meet at The Whitmire Community Center. Various levels and distances from beginning to advanced walkers. Thank you to the board members for coordinating the successful Day Of Service — Polishing The Pearl on Saturday, March 22.

The members of Cedar Grove A.M.E. Church on Hwy 66, Whitmire, will celebrate 144 years of worship on May 10. Event Coordinator Fannie Hopkins needs past members and deceased members photos, information to add to the program. The event will honor past/deceased members and their families. Contact Fannie Hopkins at 804-694-3513.

The Whitmire Jaycees will host their yearly Community Easter Egg Hunt, April 13 at 3 p.m. at the picnic shelter in Heritage Park, The rain make up date will be April 18 on Good Friday at 3 p.m.

The Jaycees are in the planning stages for the “Party In The Pines” annual festival. Vendors and Booth spaces are going fast.

Contact The Jaycees at their e-mailaddress:whitmirejaycees@yahoo.com

In meanwhile, be sure to check the Whitmire Economic Development Board Facebook page and Town of Whitmire’s Facebook page and the website to view upcoming events.

Allrighty dear readers, the newspaper Deadline Fairy Garabund is dusting his wings, making me inhale all of the pollen from our few spring-like days. Cough, cough. Until next week, send your news bits and photos ot:news2cassie@yahoo.com.