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Salt and Light Production & The Destiny Fellowship Church of Roebuck presents the Spartanburg Premiere of “Content of Character” the Diary of a Young Black Girl based on a book by Cynthia Reid Willis and Directed by L. Courtney Thorpe-Douglas June 30, 2018 6pm. 

“The food will excellent and unique”…Eric Whiteside


Special Deserts by Kustered Kandi

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Get the story behind the movie. True story about one of the first black students to integrate an all-white school in 1966 in the Deep South. Interview with Producer and Screenwriter Cynthia Wills and Director L. Courtney Thorpe Douglas.


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February 13, 2018

Action Photography Slideshows

The perfect way to celebrate milestone moments
Photo slideshows make wonderful gifts for Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Reunions and Anniversaries.
Slideshows are a great way to tell the story of baby’s first year or a child’s pre-school years.
Slideshows for Memorials are a beautiful way to celebrate a life well lived.
A slideshow presentation will be the perfect touch for special events.
Retirement celebration – Family reunion – Wedding – Birthday or Anniversary parties

30 Images: $120
50 Images: $190
100 Images: $350
150 Images: $520
200 Images: $680

*Prices are subject to change E-Vision Project Development Corporation

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I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness. 2 Timothy 4:7:8

Brother Walter Laddie Sims was born to John and Katherine Moor`man-Sims on April 28, 1919 in Union, SC. To this union 15 children were born, Richard, Arthur, Willie, Carrie, Katherine Sims, John Henry, Charlie (Shep), Vera, St. Park, Sallie, Katherine Ferguson-Hawkins, Lois, Anne Bell, Rosettea and Furman Sims.

Walter completed Elementary School in Duncan, SC. In 1936 at the age of 17, Walter Sims was drafted into the World War II Era, he was a gunner in the Army Air Force (Army Air Corp). Prior to his marriage, Walter had 3 children Joe Louis, David, and Margaret. Then he moved to North Carolina where he married Sallie Lash. To this union 3 children were born Crystal, Sylvia Walteena, and Walter Jr. Sims.

He became involved in a variety of business ventures. In 1950 he was baptized in the evangelistic effort by Elder E. E. Cleveland of the Seventh Day Adventist Church across the street from his Beauty Shop. He accepted Christ and the Adventist Message. During 1951, Walter moved from Winston Salem, NC to Detroit, MI with his wife Sallie Lash. They both joined Hartford Seventh Day Adventist Church on Hartford and Cobb in Detroit, in which later was renamed City Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church on Grand River and Clarendon. Walter and Sallie took active leadership roles in the church. While living in Detroit, he worked at the Chrysler Assembly Plant until 1958. Then Walter moved to St. Louis where he received his license to teach “Auto Body Mechanic” from St. Louis University in 1970. He also was able to open Sims Auto Body training school until 1980. Walter continued to own and manage Sims Auto Body Repair Shop at 6142 Page in Wellston, Missouri where he trained many young black men in becoming auto repairmen until he retired in June 2016. He sold the auto body shop to one of his former students once he moved to South Carolina to live with his son David and his wife Christy where they provided a loving home until his death. Walter Sims was honored with the “Greater St. Louis Honor Flight, Inc. to Washington, DC during the World War II Memorial ceremony in 2010.

Mr. Sims leaves to mourn his death to his good friend Elder Lucille B. Mitchell in Wildwood, MO. His children Joe Louis (Emma) Grayson, of Orangeburg, SC, David Dempsey (Christy) Cohen, of Greer, SC, Margaret Hutchinson, of St. Petersburg, FL, Crystal Chunn, of Detroit, MI, Sylvia Walteena Richardson, of Detroit, MI, and Walter Jr. Sims, of Detroit, MI.; one special God-daughter Earnestine (Tina) Grayson of Greer, SC.

Three sisters Annie Bell Sims, of Newark, NJ, Sallie Peake, of Welford, SC, Katherine Ferguson- Hawkins, of Greer, SC, Lois Cohen, of Welford, SC, and one brother Furman Sims, of Washington, DC. Last, but certainly not least, many grand-children, great-grand-children, great-great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and lots of friends.

Funeral Service Details
Family Hour 10 a.m.
Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Mayfield Baptist Church
1065 Rogers Bridge Road
Post Office Box 567
Duncan, South Carolina 29334
Interim Pastor/Rev. George Hicks

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Amazon’s CreateSpace, the largest POD (print on demand) provider in the US, has thrown in the towel providing personalized services to authors. For commodity items like socks and books, the gargantuan size of Amazon yields low prices and quick delivery. However, for customized services, such as book publishing, sometimes being the largest is not beneficial for their clients. CreateSpace recently announced that they are downsizing their publishing support services office, so self-publishers will need to rely on companies, such as Publisher Services, for necessary services including; book formatting, cover design, upload assistance and book reviews.

An Amazon spokesperson told the Post and Courier: “After a thorough review of our service offerings, we’ve made the decision to discontinue Createspace’s paid professional editing, design and marketing services.”

Personal one-on-one publishing support assistance is differentiating element which separate Publishers Services from other self-publishing companies. Unlike other publishing companies who offer packages for over $1200, we provide self-publishers an a la carte array of book service so they only need to purchase the services they actually need.

Our initial relationship with CreateSpace began in 2007. As the emerging giant in the growing print-on-demand book manufacturing, CreateSpace’s internal proprietary system had rigid ISBN numbering requirements. Publisher Services and CreateSpace came to an agreement provide their prospective clients the Publisher Package to satisfy their identification needs.

Just because an author is self-publishing doesn’t mean they have to do it all alone. Publisher Services provides personalized assistance and book services to enable self-publishers the ability to create professional high quality books. Please call Publisher Services at 800-662-0703 to speak with a self-publishing consultant.

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90th Birthday celebration of Mary Roberta Henderson of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Daughter Robin Henderson Bullock performs Mother’s Tribute

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January 20, 2017

Henderson 90th Birthday

90th Birthday celebration of Mary Roberta Henderson of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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