WHITE SPRINGS — “We might not be the ones to change the world. We might not belong to the few that ‘put a ding in the universe.’ We might not be something the whole world would celebrate. But...in the little corners that we live; in the lives that we’ve played a part in, we should be nothing but unforgettable.”
― Nesta Jojoe Erskine
Such a statement is true, especially in regards to Kenneth Hutcherson, a former Town of White Springs employee, who retired after 35 years of service to his hometown before he passed away July 23.
Hutcherson’s dedicated service to the Town of White Springs was something that all admired about Hutcherson, so much so that the town presented a proclamation in his honor to his family, to serve as a testimony of his esteemed servitude to the community. The proclamation will serve as a reminder for all future generations as to the sacrifices and accomplishments that Hutcherson took on as a citizen and selfless servant of White Springs.
Hutcherson’s selfless service was well known about him by all in White Springs. It was when Hutcherson was diagnosed with cancer, and had to undergo chemo treatments that his servitude was sidelined. Even with the life-altering diagnosis, Hutcherson continued to look for ways to serve his community.
His funeral Saturday at the former South Hamilton Elementary School was a celebration of life, which Hutcherson would have wanted.
Councilman Spencer Lofton read the proclamation in Hutcherson’s honor, and songs singing, “I came to tell you what Jesus said,” rang throughout the South Hamilton Elementary School auditorium.
Tears of mourning, but also tears of joy for the knowledge that Hutcherson is in a better place, and knowing he was saved, fell down the faces of his family and friends. The celebration of Hutcherson’s life is one his friends and family won’t forget, as the auditorium was packed with people throughout the community in order to pay their respects to his loved ones. The legacy of Kenneth Hutcherson will live on throughout the lives of those who knew him, and are encouraged to continue his selfless service to the community in their lives.
Not only was Hutcherson a devout member of the community, but also a Deacon of Grace Holiness Church in Lake City, and a husband, a father, a son, a brother, an uncle, a nephew, a grandfather and a friend to all.