Hospice of Chesterfield County is pleased to welcome Sally Adams to its volunteer board of directors. Adams was elected to a three-year term at the agency’s annual meeting on June 29.

Adams and her husband, Carl, reside in Jefferson. A graduate of the Winthrop University (BA) and Francis Marion University (MA), she is a National Board certified teacher. She taught middle and high school mathematics for 34 years and served as a teacher specialist in math/science with the SC Department of Education for six years.

Adams is an active member of Jefferson First Baptist Church having served on various committees and currently serving as church treasurer. She and her husband have two daughters Crystal (Rev. Tony) Pope and Tiffany (Travis) Sanders and three grandchildren.

Katherine Griggs of Cheraw, Jean McLean of Wallace and Mark Tucker of Pageland were reelected to the agency’s board of directors at the annual meeting. Officers for the organization were also elected at the June 29 meeting. Phillip Caulder of Chesterfield was re-elected president, Melissa Bailey of Cheraw as vice-president and McLean was elected secretary-treasurer.

Also serving on the Hospice of Chesterfield County Board are Tommy Atkinson of Chesterfield, Rev. Darin Coleman of Mt. Croghan, Beverly Cranford of Chesterfield, Robert DeFee of McBee and Darlene Lovelace of Wallace. Retiring board member Jane Johnson of Jefferson was recognized for her six years of service.

Hospice of Chesterfield County was founded by a group of concerned citizens and area churches and began admitting patients in 1993. Since that time the non-profit agency has provided care for over 2,400 area patients and families. Hospice of Chesterfield County is the only completely locally-based hospice and provides care in Chesterfield and all surrounding counties.

Hospice is a program of care and supportive services designed to help terminally ill persons live as comfortably and as fully as possible during the last stage of their life. The hospice organization focuses on the maximum comfort and care of the terminally ill and provides support through an interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, social workers, clergy and volunteers. Hospice believes that caring for the terminally ill can be done at home or in a designated place of residence with the family as the primary caregivers.

Anyone desiring additional information or wishing to make a referral may call the Hospice of Chesterfield County office at 843-623-9155 or 1-800-572-9322.

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