FLORENCE, S.C. – Three local men were recognized Thursday for their significant contributions and service to the people of the Pee Dee area during the 2014 Marion Medallion awards ceremony at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center.

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From left, Morning News editor Don Kausler, Jr., Carolina Publishing Group publisher Stephen Wade, Marion Medallion recipients Pastor Henry Ba…

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Pastor Clyde Odom on Monday, February 10, 2014, at King of Kings Church of God. Odom is very active in North Florence through his church and h…

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Pastor Henry Badie ministers to those gathered on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Pentecostal Temple Church of God In Christ in East Flor…

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Pastor Henry Badie helps hand out food on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Pentecostal Temple Church of God In Christ in East Florence dur…

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Pastor Clyde Odom sits in the front row on Monday, February 10, 2014, at King of Kings Church of God. Odom is very active in North Florence th…

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Cooks for Christ founder Henry Brunson, right, hugs volunteer Quinnie Jones on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the West Florence Fire Departme…

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Pastor Henry Badie speaks to members of the community who attended the weekly food bank at his church on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the …

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Pastor Henry Badie helps hand out food on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Pentecostal Temple Church of God In Christ in East Florence dur…

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Cooks for Christ founder Henry Brunson, talks about raising money for those in need on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at his home in Latta.

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Cooks for Christ founder Henry Brunson, right, checks on the pots of green beans on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the West Florence Fire Dep…

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Cooks for Christ founder Henry Brunson, left, talks with volunteer Martha Herbert on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the West Florence Fire De…

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Pastor Clyde Odom talks about his efforts at the Barnes Street Recreation Center on Monday, February 10, 2014, at the Barnes Street Recreation…

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Cooks for Christ founder Henry Brunson talks with volunteers on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the West Florence Fire Department during a Coo…

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Pastor Clyde Odom laughs on Monday, February 10, 2014, at King of Kings Church of God. Odom is very active in North Florence through his churc…

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Pastor Henry Badie on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Pentecostal Temple Church of God In Christ in East Florence during the weekly food bank.

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The awards ceremony to present the Marion Medallion at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. The award is sponsored and presen…

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Marion Medallion recipient Pastor Henry Badie, left, talks with Frank Steinkruger, right, on Thursday, February 27, 2014, before the awards ce…

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Carolina Publishing Group publisher Stephen Wade addresses those gathered on Thursday, February 27, 2014, during the awards ceremony to presen…

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Marion Medallion recipient Pastor Henry Badie, right, talks with FMU president Dr. Luther "Fred" Carter on Thursday, February 27, 2014, during…

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Marion Medallion recipient Pastor Henry Badie addresses those gathered on Thursday, February 27, 2014, during the awards ceremony to present t…

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FMU president Dr. Luther "Fred" Carter, left, talks with Marion Medallion recipient Pastor Clyde Odom on Thursday, February 27, 2014, before t…

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FMU president Dr. Luther "Fred" Carter addresses those gathered on Thursday, February 27, 2014, during the awards ceremony to present the Mari…

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Marion Medallion recipient Pastor Henry Badie, Jr., right, accepts the award from Carolina Publishing publisher Stephen Wade on Thursday, Febr…

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Marion Medallion recipient Clyde Odom smiles during his introduction on Thursday, February 27, 2014, during the awards ceremony to present the…

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Marion Medallion recipient Pastor Clyde Odom addresses those gathered on Thursday, February 27, 2014, during the awards ceremony at the Franci…

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Marion Medallion recipient Henry Badie, Jr., right, talks with friend, Audrey Gilbert on Thursday, February 27, 2014, after the awards ceremon…

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Marion Medallion recipients Pastor Henry Badie, Jr., left, and Pastor Clyde Odom, center, talks with FMU president Dr. Fred "Luther" Carter on…

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