Monday, March 21, 2011

Michael Bradley Jeter

From south carolina fieldwork photos
This is a striking roadside memorial near Newberry, South Carolina in 1988.  I photographed the angel during folklife fieldwork I was then doing in the "Up Country" for the South Carolina Arts Commission.  From what I can tell, from, frankly, not a whole lot of research, Jeter was a local athlete who was killed in a car accident some years earlier.  (There is a memorial fund set up in his name at Westview Behavioral Services in Newberry.)  


N. Steven said...

just wondering, the year 1988, is that a typo? i know Michael's family rather well and i believe the year is a misprint. it may be 1998.

however, i do appreciate you posting this. is there a way that you can update the link for his memorial?

thanks again.

Angela Jeter said...

My name is Angela D. Jeter and I am Michael's mother. He passed away on February 22,1999 at young age of 19 years old from injuries that he secumed to from car accident. Michael was not only a great athlete but he was a wonderful person who was known and loved by many.