Georgetown County will name a park in the Plantersville community in honor of the late Abie Roger Ladson Sr. Council approved the honor on March 8 at the request of a group of area residents.
The park is located at 180 Jackson Village Road.
Ladson, who passed away in February of last year at the age of 81, is remembered as a pillar of the Plantersville community. He was a strong advocate for the area’s youth and led the effort to implement the first Plantersville community athletic program. His service and commitment to organizing football, basketball and baseball teams paved the way for many local youth to become successful athletes, obtain athletic and academic scholarships to various colleges.
Ladson also taught leadership, responsibility, accountability and courage to area youth, helping many of them flourish and become successful adults, community members said.
Ladson was also an Army veteran and a graduate of Choppee High School, the Hampton Institute in Virginia and the University of South Carolina, where he received his master’s degree in secondary education.