William Edward Ragan

William Edward Ragan was born May 18, 1938, in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa, the son of Blair Ragan and Ollie Kellogg Ragan. He retired from the United States Army after serving 20 years. He served two tours in Vietnam. Mr. Ragan Enjoyed woodworking and electronics. He was a member of Blaney Baptist Church. He was predeceased by a brother, Michael Ragan. William Edward “Bill” Ragan, … Continue reading William Edward Ragan

Doris Branham Rose Thomas

1928 Doris Branham Rose Thomas was born July 11, 1928 in Blaney, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Walter English Rose and Emily Branham Rose. 2009 Mrs. Doris Rose Thomas, 81, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Monday, July 20, 2009. She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Coley English Rose and Jimmy Hazel … Continue reading Doris Branham Rose Thomas

Jessie Mae Rabon Catoe Higgins

1916 Jessie Rabon Catoe Higgins was born December 13, 1916 in Blaney, South Carolina, a daughter of John Henry Rabon and Blanche Rabon. 1930 According to the United States Census recorded on May 9, 1930, John H Raban (40) rented a home in Blaney, Kershaw, South Carolina he made his home with his wife, Edith B Raban (34). It was reported that they were married when … Continue reading Jessie Mae Rabon Catoe Higgins

Standout students

RICHLAND 2 ROUND TOP ELEMENTARY ROUND TOP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL has announced its honor roll lists for the fourth nine weeks of the 2008-09 academic year. ALL A’s SECOND GRADE: Marie Burns, Lily Campbell, Meagan Cannon, Alexandria Caughman, Joshua Cowan, Lucy Fischer, William Gillespie, Sammy Grace Henning, Collen Hancock, Megan Hanna, Luke Hardy, Kristina Henry, Patterson Howell, Emma Imholz, Clay Johnson, Lauren Konopka, Harrison Lambert, Reagan … Continue reading Standout students


COMING NEXT WEEK IN NEIGHBORS We asked area schools to send us their honor rolls. Many did, and we’ll publish them in a special edition of Neighbors July 9. >>> For the kids Nature programs at Sesquicentennial Sesquicentennial State Park is offering children’s nature programs, set for 10 a.m. July 8, 15 and 22. Each week, children will explore a different topic as they uncover … Continue reading CLOSE TO HOME