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William "Billy" Farnum Jeffers 

Graduate of Florence High School in 1938

Retired from the City of Florence as Parks & Recreation Director


Member of the 1938 Florence High School Baseball State Championship team

Names Male Athlete of the Year for Florence High School in 1938

YMCA Althletic Director for boys and men 1943-58

Served on the Florence County Parks & Recreation Commission

City of Florence Parks & Recreation Director 1958-84

President of SC Parks & Recreation Association in 1957-58 & 1977-78

Recreation offices at Timrod Park are named in his honor

One of the organizers for the Yellow Jackets club for McCleneghan High School

Coached numerous youth sports and started youth sports programs

Founding member of Dixie Youth Baseball and served as a National Board member, District & State Director for a total of 19 years

Member of the Shagger's Hall of Fame

Helped to bring the first All American City Award to Florence

Served as Director & Commissioner of Palmetto Boys & Majors Baseball

Awarded SCRPA Professional of the Year in 1978

Florence won the SCRPA Department of the Year in 1983

Twice served on the Florence Country Club Board of Directors

Featured on the Shag Documentary poster produced by ETV