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James "Jimmy" Moreland Sr.

James L. "Jimmy" Moreland Sr., 68, died Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013, at Springs Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lancaster and was a son of the late James Claude "J.C" Jr. and Rena "Reedy" Byars Moreland. Mr. Moreland was a 1962 graduate of Kershaw High Scool. He graduated from the University of South Carolina and received his master's degree from Winthrop University. He retired from Central High School, after 34 years of teaching. He also taught after his retirement at Andrew Jackson High School for four years and was currently teaching at York Technical College, Kershaw Campus. Mr. Moreland served as past director of Leroy Springs Recreation Department and was a former Lancaster County School Board member. Mr. Moreland was very active with the youth of the community serving as swim team coach and teaching many youngsters to swim. He was a Scout and Cub Scout Master and Committee member for Troop 74. He was also a certified CPR instructor for the American Heart Association and American Red Cross. Mr. Moreland was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as elder, Sunday school teacher and was active with the youth of the church. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. Mr. Moreland was a recipient of the Kershaw Citizen of the Year Award. Survivors include his wife, Frances Blake Moreland of the home; a son, Lee Moreland; a daughter, Karen Moreland and her companion, Ben Faulkenberry; a granddaughter, Brook Peavy; a grandson, Justin Peavy; and a great-granddaughter, Bella Stroud; two sisters; Karen Martin and her husband, Tony, of Lancaster and Lynn Childers and her husband, Jantzen, of Union; a brother-in-law, Buddy Gosa of Spartanburg; aunts and uncles, Ruth and Nick Lucas, Dot and Arthur Smith, Sally Blaich, Yvonne Byars, Camilla Moreland and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and his special four legged friend, "Dee Dee." A memorial service to celebrate the life of James L. "Jimmy" Moreland Sr., is 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Kershaw Second Baptist Church, 7737 Kershaw Camden Highway, Kershaw, officiated by the Rev. Jesse Hegler. A gathering of family and friends will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, N. Cleveland St., Kershaw. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 611, Kershaw, SC 29067 or the Kershaw Community Park Council, P.O. Box 83, Kershaw, SC 29067. Baker Funeral Home (www.bakerfunerals.com) is caring for the Moreland family.

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Baker Funeral Home
210 East Hilton Street Kershaw, SC 29067
803-457-4771
Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 15, 2013
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