Motel used by poor shut down

Construction worker James Flowers takes a break Tuesday while working on a room at the Star of America Motel on Rivers Avenue in North Charleston. The building owner said he's fixing up the property in stages, and it could cost $50,000 to repoen the motel

In the jazz tradition, Jack McCray's funeral will include a musical procession, beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ansonborough Field (at Concord and Laurens streets).

McCray, Charleston's most vocal and visible jazz advocate and a long-time Post and Courier writer, died last week. He grew up in the Ansonborough neighborhood.

The procession will advance up East Bay Street, go left onto George Street, right onto Anson Street and left onto Calhoun Street before terminating at Mother Emanuel AME Church, located at 110 Calhoun St.

The funeral begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday. A public burial follows at Emanuel AME Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established by Jazz Artists of Charleston in McCray's name. Family has request that donations in honor of McCray's legacy be made in lieu of flowers.

Checks made out to the Jack McCray Memorial Fund can be sent c/o Jazz Artists of Charleston, P.O. Box 21756, Charleston, S.C. 29413. For more information, visit thejac.org.