Annie Catherine Kershaw Mays was born September 18, 1867 in Lynchburg, Virginia to Alfred Augustus Kershaw and Mary Elizabeth Poe Kershaw.
Annie Catherine Kershaw Mays, 80, of Camden, wife of C. L. Mays and one of the outstanding residents of Bethune, died at 8:30 Saturday night, June 12, 1948 at the family home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Mays was one of the best beloved characters in the Bethune community. She was an accomplished musician and was organist of the Bethune Methodist church. It is said that she has played on the organ of every church in Bethune for services, festival events, etc.
In addition to taking much interest in the Methodist church, of which she was an active and interested member, she was also active in all community affairs. She was also one of the Sunday school teachers.
Mrs. Mays, besides her husband, is survived by two sons, D. M. Mays of Bethune and Percy Mays of Camden; five daughters, Mrs. D. C. Johnson of Blaney, Mrs. A. E. Belch of Cayce, Mrs. J. P. Bethune of Charleston and Mrs. Frank and Steve Lane, both of Bethune; three brothers, R. S. Kershaw of Alabama City., and L. A. Kershaw and Percy Kershaw, both of Virginia; 30 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Funeral services are to be conducted at 5 o’clock Monday from the Methodist church by the Rev. J. V. Murray, the Rev. C. O. Gardner, the Rev. C. S. Floyd and the Rev. J. B. Caston. Burial will follow in the old Scotch burial grounds. Grandson are to act as pallbearers.