Originally created 05/05/02

Mr. Louis Clyburn Sr. (CAMDEN, S.C.)



CAMDEN, S.C. - Louis Singleton Clyburn Sr., 87, of Camden, died Thursday, April 25, 2002. Born in Camden, he was a son of the late William Craig and Lou Kelly Clyburn. He was a member of First Baptist Church, American Legion Post 17 and a lifetime member of Kershaw Lodge 29. Mr. Clyburns law enforcement career spanned from 1942 to 1976, serving as deputy sheriff of Kershaw County from 1951 to 1955 and the balance of his career with the Camden Police Department, where he was promoted to captain and known as "Captain Clyburn." He was a member of the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Association and attended the FBI National Academy, U.S. Department of Justice, 44th Session, June 1950. Before entering the law enforcement field, he was a trainer of jumpers and show horses at Madison Square Garden. Mr. Clyburn was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the European Theater and Asiatic Pacific Theater of operations as a heavy mortar crewman. At the conclusion of the war, he served with the occupation forces in Japan. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Moseley Clyburn; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Louise and Ken Mays of Camden, ;Sandra and Bill Dickey of Lugoff and Susan Moore of North Augusta; two sons and daughters-in-law, Louis S. Jr. and Sharon Clyburn and James L. and Linda Clyburn of Camden; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by six brothers and three sisters, S.C. Clyburn, Dolly Clyburn McDowell, Jack Clyburn, Bill Clyburn, James "Jim" Clyburn, Frank Clyburn, Lou Clyburn Myers, Margaret Clyburn and Tommy Clyburn, and a son-in-law, Robert L. Moore Sr. Services with Masonic and military rites, were held Saturday at First Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Bruce Hancock, with burial in Quaker Cemetery. Pallbearers were Stephen Louis Mays, David Allen Mays, Mark West Mays, James Douglas Mays, Robert Levan Moore Jr., Scott Clyburn Moore, Louis Singleton Clyburn III, and James Matthew Clyburn. Honorary pallbearers were members of Kershaw Lodge 29, American Legion Post 17 and retired city of Camden police officers. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1201 Broad St., Camden, S.C. 29020. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, was in charge.

The Augusta Chronicle May 5, 2002