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Dr. Bradley Stokes Russell and Mrs. Nina Marie Russell of Florence announce the birth of a daughter, Stokes Marie Russell,
on June 27, 2008, at Carolinas Women’s Center.
Stokes Marie’s older siblings are brother Gage Russell, 10, and sisters Kendall Russell, 9, and Michelle Russell, 5.
Her grandparents are Mr. Bob Russell and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace B. Permenter.
Sammy Cockfield and Jennifer Pruitt of Florence announce the birth of a daughter, Samantha Kelly Cockfield,
on June 4, 2008, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Samantha’s older siblings are brothers Jordan and Andrew and sister Lauren.
Maternal grandparents are Dr. Wayne and Dee Pruitt of Florence.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. Ernest Cockfield and
Mrs. Annette Poston, both of Florence.
Mr. and Mrs. Scotty Hopkins of Florence announce the birth of a son, Austin McClure Hopkins,
on Friday, May 23, 2008, at Carolinas Women’s Center in Florence.
McClure has an older sister, Emma Rae Hopkins, 22 months.
Mrs. Hopkins is the former Miss Megan Denise Altman of Lake City.
Maternal grandparents are Charlie and Charlotte Parnell of Florence and Stewart and Joan Altman of Lake City.
Paternal grandparents are Major and Linda Gainey of Bishopville and Mike and Miranda Hopkins of Fort Mill.
Brian and Julie Williamson of Florence announce the birth of a son, Jacob Isaac Williamson,
on April 18, 2008, at McLeod Women’s Pavilion.
Mrs. Williamson is the former Miss Julie Anderson of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Paul and Jodi H. Hardee of Florence announce the birth of a daughter, Kayla Renee Hardee,
on April 8, 2008, at the Women’s Center of Florence.
Mrs. Hardee is the former Miss Jodi R. Hardee of Florence.
Maternal grandparents are Richard and Sally Hardee of Florence.
Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Louise Hardee of Mullins.
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Richardson of Lamar announce the birth of a daughter, Kallie Nicole Richardson,
on April 8, 2008.
Mrs. Richardson is the former Miss Susan Barfield of Camden.
Kallie has an older sister, Shannon Gambrell, 13, and older brother, Christopher Gambrell, 9.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kim Barfield of Camden.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Chip Kempson of Lamar and Mr. Robert Richardson of Mullins.