By Iris Creswell DeMates
A large arrangement of pink and white gladioli centered the refreshment table recently for the dedication ceremonies for the new Cape Cod home of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Whetstone at 552 W. Woodland Hills Ave.
This beautiful Methodist service was performed by the Rev. James E. Alewine, pastor or the Aldersgate Methodist Church in Sumter.
Former Columbians, the Whetstones (Virginia and Leon) have lived in Sumter for several years where they both taught in the public schools. They have accepted teaching positions in Elgin (Old Blaney) Leon will be teaching mathematics in the Elgin Junior High, and Virginia plans to teach English at the Elgin High School.
They have three daughters – Anne and Dianne, who are 14-year-old twins, and Frances, who is 12-years-old. Mrs. Whetstone’s father, M. A. Fewell, also lives with them.
Among the out-of-town guests who enjoyed the event were Mrs. James E. Alewine, Miss Donne Alewine, Mike Alewine, Glenn Alewine, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Boal, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Murrell, Miss Linda Murrell, Mr. and Mrs. James G. Shealy and Jay Shealy, all of Sumter. From Salley came Mr. and Mrs. Harry A Wiles, Mrs. Haskell Whetstone and Mrs. and Mrs. Noah Whetstone. Other guest were Mr. and Mrs. Leland Rawls from Wagener and Mrs. E. T. Mills from Cayce.
Mrs. Sam Newman and Mrs. Russell Boal, both of Sumter, served as hostesses for the reception following the ceremony.