GREENVILLE - Nine pounds, nine ounces of joy. How little she knew of what her early arrival meant to daddy.

The sixth day of April will forever swing the pendulum of glee and grief, of life and death, for the man known as the 'GameMaster of Ceremonies' throughout upstate South Carolina.

Jeremiah Dew, or JDew to his legion of fans, always keeps his Facebook profile amiable and upbeat. That's who he is.

But when he and his wife Sydney welcomed their first child, 12 days before her due date, his mind was boggled by her birthday far more than the typical first-time father.

The highest moment of Jeremiah Dew's life surfaced precisely two decades after his lowest. Johnnie Leigh Dew was born exactly 20 years after John Lee Dew, Jeremiah's father, shot and killed himself in his Missouri home.


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