OTLANTA, South Carolina (Isabelle Zehnder reporting) – The CUE Center for Missing Persons is holding a candlelight vigil and food drive to honor missing Clartha Epps McLeod Sat., Jan. 28 at 6 p.m.
Clartha vanished on January 30, 2009, from Turbeville, South Carolina, after she was dropped off at Hickory Grove Church on Old Manning Road around 11:30 p.m.
CUE Center news release:
A recent search for Clartha by the CUE Center for Missing Persons has drawn a revived interest in her case, and searchers are hoping that a vigil honoring her near the anniversary of her disappearance will raise awareness and an opportunity to bring forth new information in her case.
On Saturday, Clartha will be honored with a candlelight service and food drive that will benefit United Ministries.
The service will be held:
Date: January 28, 2012
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Hickory Grove Church located at 1149 Old Manning Road, Turbeville, SC.
Donations of canned or dry food items can be made in her honor during the service or at any participating location during the month of January.
For more details on how you can help with the event, please contact Nikki Epps at 843.659.3688, Vicki Porter at 843.407.6544 or Kathy Bryce at 803.435.9086.
Clartha is described as vibrant and healthy, but she had been diagnosed to be in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease shortly before her disappearance.
Details of Disappearance:
Missing from: Otlanta, SC
Classification: Endangered Missing
Race: Black Female
Hair: Black / Gray
Brown Eyes: Black
Weight: 132 lbs
Clothing: She was last seen wearing a red jacket, khaki pants and black shoes.
If anyone has information please contact the CUE Center for Missing Persons directly at (910) 343- 1131, at the 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687 or visit http://www.ncmissingpersons.org, or contact the Clarendon Co Sheriff’s Office 803-435-4414 or the Florence Co Sheriff’s Office 843-665-2121.
CUE Founder Monica Caison, who has dedicated her life to the plight of missing people and their loved ones; Mrs. Caison became a tireless advocate for the missing after being exposed to the families of missing persons at least three times before she was 25 years old. In 1994, she founded the non-profit (Community United Effort), known as the CUE Center, which is focused on finding the missing, advocating for their causes, and supporting their families.
Since its inception, CUE has helped more than 9,000 families in what is often the most confusing and desperate times of their lives. The non-profit CUE Center is funded entirely by donations, and staffed by dedicated volunteers.
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