Carolinas Caring Center

To care for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of our members of the Carolinas GCSA.  To put a mechanism in place to meet the needs associated with illness, injury, and bereavement, and to encourage and celebrate personal milestones.

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Long time member of the Eastern North Carolina Turfgrass Association Chad Matthews family needs your prayers. His middle school age son Andrew is in ICU in Greenville. Doctors are still not certain what is going on with Andrew they were thinking meningitis but are still running test and scans. Please keep Andrew and his family in your prayers. 


We offer our most sincere condolences to Sonny Holcombe and his family.  His wife, Angie Holcombe, passed away on Tuesday night, June 6th.    

A memorial service will be held tomorrow Saturday, June 10th at 2 p.m. at Radius Church, 300 West Main Street, Lexington, SC.  
Please keep Sonny and his family in your thoughts and prayers.  


Please keep Willie Pennington, BASF, and his entire family in your prayers.  His grandson, Khamari Campbell, 10 years old, passed away on Monday night, May 29 after a long battle with cancer.  Final arrangements - Saturday, June 3, 2:00 pm, St Augusta Missionary Baptist Church, Fuquay Varina, NC

To: Members / Colleagues of Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association 
From: Willie Pennington 
Re: Khamari Campbell 
My grandson, Khamari, lost his battle with brain cancer (GLIOMA) on May 29, 2017. 
It is with great appreciation to all of you who prayed for his healing. Your thoughts, concerns and caring made it less difficult for all of us. Most of all, I thank those of YOU who supported the effort to ease the heartache of enduring this dreadful disease. His quality of life was very good. 
I’ll cherish the association and friendships I made with all of you over the years; couldn’t be in a better industry where friends and family come first. It is not your words that made it less painful, but, your actions. 
I will always be grateful to all of you who had the courage to take a stand and not be politically correct when an association family member need an ear, shoulder or hug. 
God Bless, 
Willie Pennington


Jeremy Wesley Fortner, age 43, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Alive Hospice Residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Elicia (Lici) Gomez Fortner, and father of Emma (15), Reagan (11), McCoy (6), and Judson (4).  Visitation will be held on May 30 and May 31.  For full details on services, click here.  

Please keep this family in your prayers.

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