Col. R.B. Scarborough was an Horry County attorney and community leader in the late-1800's
In the first event of its kind, tour guides in authentic costumes will bring the cemetery to life by telling historically documented stories about local founding members of Horry County.
Tours for this Horry County Historical Society fundraiser are set for every hour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m on Saturday, March 31. Advance tickets are available starting February 1, at the Conway Visitors Center, 903 Third Ave. in Conway. Shirley Long Johnson, an officer with the Horry County Historical Society and DAR volunteer from the Peter Horry Chapter, said she anticipates a sellout event.
Because parking is not allowed near the cemetery, Lakeside Cemetery guests will depart from and return to a designated off-site location in provided vans. Johnson said the following people are to be honored posthumously: Adeline Cooper Burroughs, Captain Coleman and Julia Skipper Causey, Col. Cephas Perry Quattlebaum, Franklin Gorham Burroughs, Jeremiah Smith, John Asa Mayo, Lt. James Arthur Norton Jr. and Lt. Edward Robertson Norton, and Robert Bethea Scarborough.
Founding members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) who are buried at Lakeside Cemetery will also be honored. In addition, docent-guided Bryan House tours will be given at the Horry County Historical Society headquarters, 606 Main Street, where other authentic exhibits are also planned.
Sponsors for "Stories in Stone at Lakeside Cemetery" include the Peter Horry Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Litchfield Camp 132 Sons of Confederate Veterans, Goldfinch Funeral Home, and South Atlantic Monument Company.