Saturday, November 24, 2012


SUN., NOV 25th 2-4PM
SAT., DEC 1st @ 11AM


Open House Date: Sun., Nov. 25, 2012 from 2-4pm
Auction Date: Sat., Dec. 1, 2012
Auction Location: 2488 Oliver Rd Timmonsville, SC 29161 MAP
Auction Time: 11:00AM
Property is near Forest Lake Greenhouses.

This 2,890 sq ft, two story, single family home has 4 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. It also has hardwood floors throughout, a oak fireplace and lots of cabinet space.
The home is situated on 5.12 acres.

This historical 2 story home was originally built in 1890 and moved to its present site at Oliver Road.

This real estate will be offered at 11am and will be sold with Seller's Confirmation.
This is NOT and absolute auction.
10% Buyer's Premium.
10% down on the day of Auction.
Balance/Closing in 30 days.
CLICK HERE for Facebook Fan Page Image gallery for auction.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Walter Stewart Carter Family connection to Dr J. F. Culpepper M.D.

Walter Stewart Carter, Sr. Home

103 Byrd Street Timmonsville, SC

Birth: Feb. 11, 1881 South Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 1946. Timmonsville, Florence County, South Carolina, USA

From the Florence Morning News - Florence, SC- Sunday, December 1, 1946:

Walter S. Carter Dies Suddenly at Timmonsville

Timmonsville, Nov. 30 - Funeral services for Walter Stewart Carter, 65, who died suddenly while driving his truck near the Atlantic Coast Line depot here Saturday afternoon will be held Monday at 11 o'clock in the Timmonsville Baptist church conducted by the Rev. W. B. Garrison. Interment will follow in Byrd cemetery.

Mr. Carter was the Coast Line agent in Timmonsville for 38 years, retiring in 1943 because of bad health. He was also a prominent farmer, a member of the Elks and the Timmonsville Baptist church. He is survived by his widow, the former Susie Rice of Center Cross, Va.; two sons, W. S."Anky" Carter, Jr., of Timmonsville and Columbia, and Howard Carter of Timmonsville; one grandson, Howard Carter, Jr.; three sisters, Mrs. Richard Yellott of Benson, Ariz., Mrs. C. T. Byrd of Florence, Mrs. Roy Crosby of Charleston; three brothers, Dr. J. T. Carter of Spartanburg, Roy E. Carter of Florence and Clyde Carter of Cope.__________________________________

Note: Howard Carter, listed as a son in Walter's obituary notice, was his nephew and "adopted" son.

His Parents: James Hamilton Carter (1852 - 1917) and Ellen Amerintha Johnson Carter (1855 - 1919)
His Spouse: Susan Govan Rice Carter (1888 - 1952)
Children: Walter Stewart Carter (1924 - 1994)
James Furman Carter (1927 - 1927)
Burial:Byrd Cemetery Timmonsville, Florence County,South Carolina, USA
Plot: Old Section

Susan Govan Rice Carter (1888 - 1952)

Mrs. W. S. Carter
From the Florence Morning News - Florence, SC-Saturday, December 13, 1952:
Birth: Mar. 29, 1888-Essex County,Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1952-Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, USA

TIMMONSVILLE, Dec. 12 - Mrs. Walter S. Carter of Timmonsville died this morning in a Florence hospital aftera long illness. She was 64. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today in the Timmonsville Baptist Church with the Rev. R. H. McKinnon officiating. Burial will be made in the family plot in Byrd Cemetery.

A member of the Baptist church, she was active in religious and civic work until her health failed three years ago.

Survivors include two sons, Walter "Anky" S. Carter Jr. of Timmonsville and Howard C. Carter of Florence; two sisters, Mrs. H. V. Deitrick of Richmond, Va. and Miss Latane Rice of Center Cross, Va.; three brothers, G. B. Rice of Norfolk, Va., Evan P. and Robert R. Rice, both of Essex County, Va., and one grandson.  Ham and Perry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Her Parents:( adopted)  DrJames F. Culpepper and Virginia (Jennie) Payne Fauntleroy Culpeper
Her Spouse: Walter Stewart Carter (1881 - 1946)
Children: Walter "Anky" Stewart Carter (1924 - 1994)
James Furman Carter (1927 - 1927)
Burial: Byrd Cemetery, Timmonsville, Florence County, South Carolina, USA

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Timmonsville Boy Scout Troop___Late 1940's

Roscoe Fountain names the fellows:
Front row, Sam Baroody, Billy Baker, Bubba Huggins, Albert Wheless and unknown.
Second Row, Anky Carter, unknown, Heywood Askins, James Evans, Keith Palmer, unknown, unknown, and Tubby Layton.

March 31,2012
Stewart Carter found his father's boy scout collection and there are lots of pictures. He shared this great photo March 29, 2012 on our Timmonsville Facebook group. I decided to write this article to preserve the conversation that followed the posting of the photo. The photo was taken sometime from 1947 to 1949, somewhere in South Carolina. The two scout leaders are Stewart's dad, Anky Carter and Tubby Layton.

As usual a long thread of conversation began the moment, Roscoe Fountian and Jackie Simpson saw this picture. Jackie was sure she recognized Tubby Layton on the right. And Roscoe (our Timmonsville historian) knew nearly every one of the boys in the photo. Roscoe recognized Sam Baroody , Bubba Huggins, Albert Wheless, Heyward Askins, James Evans, and Keith Palmer in the picture also. He thinks maybe Billy Baker is next to Sam Baroody and Jackie thinks she recognizes Don Hill as second from the left on the front row but Roscoe thinks Don would be too old for this group of boys. These two have amazing memories. Roscoe thinks Hal Anderson, Glenn Hill, Leon Thompson & Jimmy Floyd could also be in the photo. He remembered that Hal became an Eagle Scout, so he would have been in the Scouts at the time the picture was taken, but Roscoe just could not pick him out. He is planning to print the picture and use a magnifying glass to identify the mystery boys and I am sure he will... so....stay tuned.

Roscoe said "I joined [the scout troop] during the end of 1947 or the first of 1948. You had to be 11 years old and I joined soon after my 11th birthday. I rode my bike to the Carter house [on Byrd Street] and saw Anky's mother. She asked me if I was 11 and told me that Anky was at work at Anderson's Guano [Fertilizer] Co. on Main Street by the railroad track.I think Jody Hawkins owned the Company at that time." [Anderson's was across the street from the current Post office in a building similar to the Truluck Farm supply building on Brockington Street]

Donna McLaughlin, who loves anything Timmonsville, noticed something strange about the picture so she asked "Does anybody else think it's odd that Mr. Layton has on a suit?"

But Roscoe Fountain had the answer. He said "The Carters owned a large tract of land on the Pee Dee River, I think Dupont and/or the Paper Mill bought it. Anky had a cabin in the woods not far from the river. There was an artisan well and supposedly, a hermit who lived in a tent in the woods near the river. I saw his tent , but never saw him. They called him 'Ermit the Hermit', but his real name was allegedly, Barney. We slept in the cabin, had a fire in the fireplace for light.We always had a campfire and roasted hotdogs and marshmallows and played games. It was a great place for the Scouts. Often, other grownups would come down in the afternoon to help, so maybe that's why Tubby still had on a suit. I remember, Bub White and the Shaid boys coming down too."

Please post your comments if you know any of the scouts.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


CHARLES AURELIUS SMITH__"Man of Mark in South Carolina_1908"

SMITH, CHARLES AURELIUS, president of the Citizens
Bank of Timmonsville, of Timmonsville, Florence county,
South Carolina, was born in Hertford county, North Caro-
lina, on January 22, 1861. His father, Joseph Smith, was a
farmer whose ancestors were North Carolina people. Born on
his father's farm, and passing all his early years in the country,
he had excellent health in his boyhood and early manhood; and
while a boy he became familiar with the work done on the farm
and with the management of farm help. After attending the
country schools near his home, in order to complete his prepara-
tion for college he was sent to the Reynoldson Male institute in
Gates county, North Carolina. While attending this institution
he definitely determined to secure for himself, no matter at what
cost, the better preparation for life which he believed would be
his if he received a college education.

Through family friends he was able to borrow the money to
defray the expenses of his college course, Admitted to Wake
Forest college, North Carolina, in 1879, he was graduated from
that institution in 1882 with the degree of A. B. The determi-
nation to repay as promptly as possible the money which he had
borrowed to enable him to secure a college education led him to
begin work as a teacher at once after he was graduated from
college, and he accepted a position at Timmonsville, South Caro-

On January 3, 1884, he was married to Fanny L. Byrd.
They have had nine children, of whom eight are living in 1908.

After a few years of teaching, Mr. Smith became actively
connected with several of the important business enterprises in
Timmonsville. The earnestness of his devotion to these enter-
prises, and the cordial recognition on the part of his fellow-
citizens of his business enterprise and public spirit, are shown in
the list of offices which he has occupied in the past, most of which
he still fills. He is president of the Citizens Bank of Timmons-
ville; president of the Timmonsville Oil company; president of
the Charles A. Smith company (general merchandise) of Tim-
monsville; president of the Smith- Williams company, of Lake
City, South Carolina; and he is also president of the Bank of
Lynchburg, South Carolina, which was organized in November,
1907. In 1903 he was chosen mayor of Timmonsville, and he still
discharges the duties of that office.

In his political affiliations he is actively identified with the
Democratic party; and he has never departed from strict party

By religious conviction he is a member of the Baptist church.
In 1903 he was chosen president of the Baptist state convention,
and he still occupies that position. In 1905 he was made a vice-
president of the Southern Baptist convention; and since 1902 he
has served as moderator of the Welsh Neck Baptist association.

It is a natural consequence of his proved executive ability,
as well as of his own interest in all that concerns education and
his own record as a successful teacher, that he should have been
chosen trustee of several important institutions for the higher
education. He is president of the board of trustees of Furman
university; trustee of Greenville Female college, at Greenville,
South Carolina, and a trustee of the Welsh Neck high school, at
Hartsville, South Carolina.

While Mr. Smith understands the need of physical exercise
for most boys and men, if they are to acquire and enjoy good
health, and feels it to be the duty of every man to keep his body
in condition to serve well his mind and will, he does not care to
declare himself as particularly addicted to, or as favoring, any
one particular form of exercise or amusement. And he feels that
the estimate which he places upon the civic virtues of truthful-
ness, strict integrity, promptness in meeting obligations, and
sympathetic helpfulness in the life of the community, he would
have others infer from his own manner of attempting to meet
and discharge the duties of the various offices he has filled and
is now filling, rather than have others listen to anything which
he might say, or read anything which he might write upon these

His business life at Timmonsville might, perhaps, be taken
as a type of the quiet and faithful discharge of duty by a
conscientious business man who wants to be helpful to his fellow-
citizens, while he fills with faithfulness and energy the offices to
which he has been called, and does the work with which he feels
himself especially entrusted.

Men of Mark in South Carolina___Ideals of American Life

A Collection of Biographies of Leading Men of the State (SC)

Editor of "The News and Courier"
Illustrated with Many
Full Page Photo-Steel Engraved Portraits
Washington, D. C. .

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Timmonsville Lady Whirlwinds Win 1A State Championship

Coach Perry Stokes on the Big Screen at Colonial Life Arena on March 3rd, 2012.
Image Courtesy of Kendra Keels.
  The Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC had a full house as the local community came to watch the Timmonsville Lady Whirlwinds play Abbeville for the state championship on Saturday, March 3, 2012. The Lady Whirlwinds had a 14-11 lead at the end of the first quarter but the Whirlwinds turned up the heat in the second quarter to bring home the win as they defeated Abbeville 50-37 in the state competition.

Sade Eli was the leading scorer with 20 points, Arnesha Brown had 15 points and 8th grader Justice Gee scored 12.  Mikayla Wright also scored 3 points.

Timmonsville wins the state title with just nine players on the varsity roster,

three of the nine are in the 7th or 8th grade. The Whirlwinds are a young team. They will only lose one senior from this years state championship team.

2012 Timmonsville State Champion Lady Whirlwind Team: (in alphabetical order)Arnesha Brown, Sade Eli, Erica Ervin, Justice Gee, Alex Small,Alaya Woods, Mikayla Wright, Shania Wright, and Sade Zimmerman

Coach Perry Stokes with his young gun
coaching staff the Keels boys.
 Head coach Perry Stokes is no newbie with this championship stuff, his 2003 Lady Whirlwind team won the state championship under his leadership too. Stokes is beloved by the players and the community who stepped up to petition the Florence Four School Board to re-think the decision to change coaches.

Thank goodness they did because today Coach Stokes proved them all right as he brought home another Timmonsville state championship trophy.


A special thanks also goes out to the to the THS Coaching staff: Perry Stokes, Heath Stokes, Ree Dubose, Kim Depugh, and Crystal Coleman.

March 4, 2012
Crystal Coleman posted to the Lady Whirlwind Face book page:

"The Lady Winds are the 2011-12 1A Girls State Champions!! Not only did they go out on the floor and win games this year; they did it with a sense of humility and drive that is at times unheard of in sports. These young women have been together collectively for 3 years and through the turmoil, late injuries, evening practices, and weekend conditionings they stayed the course, decided who they were and brought a championship to their community. And what a community it is!! Basketball would have been played at the Colonial Life Arena yesterday, but to do it for what looked like the ENTIRE community meant more to them than you all will ever know. From the THS coaching staff and the girls we thank you!!"


Timmonsville (50)

            Sade Eli 20
Arnesha Brown 15
      Justice Gee 12
  Mikayla Wright  3

Abbeville (37)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Founder of Timmonsville, SC - John Morgan Timmons

Rev. John Morgan Timmons (1800-1869)

SC Gov. James Hamilton, Jr. granted The
1,384 acres of land.

Later he bought a pine stand that became Timmonsville, SC.

He founded the town of Timmonsville in 1854 when he set the railroad path through Northeast SC and negotiated purchase of the land.

John Morgan signed the SC Ordinance of Succession in 1860.

He founded and was the first pastor of Hebron Baptist Church located at Friendfield, SC.

He also succeeded his uncle Rev. Samuel Timmons as pastor of Elim Baptist Church.

John and Elizabeth are both buried at the Elim Baptist Church Cemetery.
Husband: Rev. John Morgan TIMMONS (1800-1869)
Wife: Elizabeth McCulloughs MYERS (1808-1866)
Marriage: May 22, 1823

Friday, February 10, 2012

Capt. James Furman Culpeper M.D.

From Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804 -- 1929:
   Dr. James Furman Culpeper M.D. died June 24, 1917 in Timmonsville, SC, Type of practice: Allopath.
"Allopathic medicine often refers to the broad category of medical practice that is sometimes called Western medicine, biomedicine, evidence-based medicine, or modern medicine".