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 Obituaries


OBITUARIES FROM MAY 21, 2015 EDITION
Clara Langley Austin
Clara Langley Austin, 84, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015.
She was born on July 11, 1930.
Originally from Belmont, N.C., Mrs. Austin was married to Sanford “Spud” LeRoy Austin for 56 years until his passing in 2006. She was a volunteer and active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach as well as an avid supporter of the arts, including Coastal Youth Theatre Arts School and the Theatre of the Republic, both in Conway.
During her husband’s lifetime, Mrs. Austin had a catering business with him. They both loved to dance.
She is survived by one daughter, Lunda Cornelius and her husband Stephen; two daughters, Jan Austin-Hicken and her husband Stephen and Amanda Austin-Bolton and her husband David; one son, Todd Austin; three grandchildren, Walker Hicken, Alexandra Ledford and Dylan Ledford; and one brother, Howard Langley.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Steven Duane Benning
Steven Duane Benning, 47, of Loris passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at his home following a sudden illness.
Born on May 29, 1967, in Piqua, Ohio, he was the son of Robert Lee Benning and the late Patricia Ann Middy Benning.  
In addition to his father, survivors include one daughter, Kristin Felton and her husband Ashley of West Carrollton, Ohio; one brother, Douglas L. Benning and his wife Jeanette of Loris; and one sister, Diane Fashner-Manson and her husband Jim of Covington, Ohio.
Services were private.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Catherine M. Blaisdell
Catherine M. Blaisdell, 63, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
Born on April 12, 1952, in Utica, N.Y., she was the daughter of John and Marilyn G. Doyle.
Mrs. Blaisdell was a graduate of New Hartford High School.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Richard; three children, Brett, David (Katie) and Kelley (David); nine grandchildren; and three sisters, Diane, Nancy and Ilene Doyle.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, with a prayer service at 12:30 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Howard C. Crews Sr.
Howard C. Crews Sr., 84, of Little River passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at his home.
Born on Aug. 7, 1930, he was the son of the late Walter P. and Maude Barker Crews.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Sandra Crews Bastianello; two brothers, Walter and John; and one sister, Janet Morgan.
Mr. Crews was a U.S. Army veteran and was the owner and operator of H.C. Pie Co. in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Rachel G. Crews; two sons, Howard (Sonny) Crews Jr. (Connie) and David P. Crews (Carolyn); five grandchildren, Laura B. Blanton, Cindy B. Matthews, Clinton Crews, Heather Crews and Wesley Crews; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles O. Crews (Shirley); and one sister, Bonnie Hardy (Johnny).
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, at Lee Funeral Home. They will also receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 22, at Vogler Funeral Home in Winston-Salem.
A celebration of his life will be held at Vogler Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 23. Burial will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Caris Healthcare (Hospice), 174 Waccamaw Medical Park Ct., Conway, S.C. 29526 or Living Water Baptist Church General Fund, 1569 Hwy. 9 E, Longs, S.C. 29568.
A guest book is available at www.leefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Frances L. Danner
Frances L. Danner, 82, of Carolina Shores, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
Born on Oct. 18, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Frances W. Spillan.
Survivors include four sons, Barry Danner, Keith Danner, Wayne Danner and Bruce Danner; three daughters, Brenda Cavallini, Bonnie Cooper and Nancy Brown; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Hunter Spillan, Freddie Spillan and Robert Spillan; and one sister, Wendy Wilson.
A visitation will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, at Lee Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice Care, 790 Sunset Blvd., Suite 8, Sunset Beach, N.C. 28468.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Charles E. Edge
Charles E. Edge, 85, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in his home.
Born on June 20, 1929, he was the son of the late Monroe J. and Fancy Bellamy Edge.
He was predeceased by his wife, Georgia C. Edge; and eight siblings.
Mr. Edge was a U.S. Army veteran and owner of C.E. Edge Plumbing Co. He was a master plumber for over 60 years.
Survivors include one son, James E. Edge (Deon); one daughter, Debbie Edge; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his four legged friend, Mollie that he loved very much.
The family received friends at Lee Funeral Home from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 17.
A celebration of his life was held at Lee Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 18. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the support, love and kindness shown by the extended family of Robert Edge, Joyce Nance, Oylanda Suggs, Peggy Vereen and numerous friends during their father’s illness.
A guest book is available at www.leefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Ella Jane Housand
Ella Jane Housand, 84, of Loris died on Friday, May 15, 2015, at her residence.
Born on May 9, 1931, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Naomi Watts.
Mrs. Housand was a member of United Baptist Church where she loved serving her Lord and Savior. She was co-owner and operator of Red Bluff Diner and Seafood. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and spending time with her family. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, William “WL” Lester Housand of the home; three sons, Tommy Housand (Susan), William Housand (Wendy) and Keith Housand, all of Loris; one daughter, Hilda “Pinky” Simmons of Loris; one brother, John Watts of Conway; two sisters, Mary Lee Chavis of Swansea and Ann Swails of Haysville, N.C.; and seven grandchildren, Tommy J. Housand II, Codi Hannah Housand, Holly Anna Housand, Justin Housand, Kelsea Lyn Housand, Jamie Simmons and Thomas Mills.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 18, at Watson Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Johnson officiating.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, at Watson Funeral Services.
Sign a guest book at watsonfuneralservices.com.
Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.

Cathy B. Jones
Cathy B. Jones of Little River died on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Seacoast Medical Center in Little River surrounded by her family.
Survivors include her parents, Betty H. and Howard Lockey; one brother, Howard S. Lockey Jr.; seven sisters, Paulette Arnette (Charles), Gail Thompson (Glenn), Faye Cox (Allen), Jeannie Folk (Steven), Carol Kelly (Don), Mindy Livingston (Mitchell) and Shelia Nolan (Cliff), and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life was held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, at Foundation Church.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Vernon Dale Spivey
Vernon Dale Spivey, 78, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on March 3, 1937, in Loris, he was the son of Daniel Leamon Spivey and Ruth Cox Spivey.
Mr. Spivey was a retired machinist with General Motors and a longtime member of Oak Dale Baptist Church.
Survivors include his brother, the Rev. Edward Spivey and his wife Maxine of Loris; four sisters, Sylvia Ferguson of Myrtle Beach, Willa Dean Williams of Tabor City, Laverne Graham and her husband Maurice “Pop” of Loris and Christine Saylor and her husband William of Baltimore, Md.; one granddaughter, Angel Hilburn and her husband Gary Dale Hilburn Jr. of Tabor City; and two great-grandsons, Dillon Hilburn and Troy Hilburn, both of Tabor City.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Lois Duncan Spivey; one brother, Donnie Spivey; and one sister, Lorine S. Jordan.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at Oak Dale Baptist Church with Pastor Waties McLeod officiating. Committal services followed at Oak Dale Cemetery. The family received friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at Oak Dale Fellowship Hall on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Joseph N. Stasky
Joseph N. Stasky, 75, of Little River passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
Born on Jan. 20, 1940, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Teresa Stasky.
Survivors include one son, James “Jim” Stasky (Audrey); one daughter, Joanne Williams (Leo); and four grandchildren, Stephanie, Erica, Nick and Luke.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
A guest book is available at www.Leefhandcrematory.com
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Sharon Strong Stolberg
Sharon Strong Stolberg, 82, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, after a brief illness in Myrtle Beach.
Born on May 27, 1932, in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Leoda Strong.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one sister, Sydney Vesh.
A multi-talented force of nature, Sharon enjoyed an early career as one-half of the mermaid team “Donna Jean and Sharon,” which she was very proud to be honored for at the 2014 Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Later she earned a B.S. in physical education becoming a Perceptual Motor Development Specialist at the University of Toledo, improving the learning capabilities of countless children.  In addition to her professional pursuits she was a committed volunteer at the Spectrum Art Gallery at the Toledo Botanical Gardens, the founding committee for the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center and at The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach for which she was nominated for the Sun News Volunteer of the Year award. She was a proud PFLAG parent who marched in the first Myrtle Beach Gay Pride parade.
She is survived by her husband, Don “Emil” Stolberg; three children, Tami Eldridge, Todd Eldridge (Pam) and Steele Stolberg; one sister, Shirley Weiler; and three dear friends, Donna Sprague, Joyce Orbesen and Harriet Williams.
A celebration of her life was held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, May 16, at Lee Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers Sharon requested donations be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582; The LoVe Pet Clinic, 2410 Strawberry Road, Longs, S.C. 29568; or Mercy Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Roger W. Strickland
Roger W. Strickland, 69, of Little River passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015, at his home.
Born on July 27, 1945, he was the son of the late Rufus and Gladys H. Strickland.
He was predeceased by one son, Brian; and one brother, Jimmy.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty Jordan Strickland; one son, Randy Strickland; one sister, Sallie Seaboch; three grandchildren, Kendra, Jacob and Taylor; and three great-grandchildren, Michael Lee, Maddox and Memphis.
A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 18, at Riverside Cemetery in Nichols.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM MAY 14, 2015 EDITION
J.D. Cox
J.D. Cox, 97, of Loris passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015.
Born on Sept. 9, 1917, in Loris, he was the son of the late John Davis Cox Sr. and the late Helen Jane Skipper Cox.
He was predeceased by his wife of 73 years, Ruby Lee Cox; one son, Leonard Cox; one daughter, Gloria Williams; one son-in-law, Blondell Grainger; three brothers, Boyd Cox, Jack Cox and Tom Cox; and three sisters, Daisy Faircloth, Gracie Singletary and Dalma Cox.
Mr. Cox loved farming, gardening and growing sweet potatoes and watermelons.  He enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include one son, Ronnie Cox of Loris; three daughters, Irene Grainger of Conway, Lauretta Smith of Tabor City, N.C., and Janice Johnson of Loris; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Ruby Cox Mureddu of Loris; one brother, Lloyd Cox of Loris; and two sisters, Gladys Raspovich and Jane Bell, both of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at the mausoleum chapel at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris with the Rev. J.T. Adams officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the services at the mausoleum chapel.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

William H. Douglas Jr.
William H. Douglas Jr., 69, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, May 8, 2015, at Carolinas Hospital in Florence.
Born on Jan. 18, 1946, in Salisbury, N.C., he was the son of William H. and Bettie Bryant Douglas Sr.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Amy E. Douglas Botteon.
Mr. Douglas was a U.S. Army veteran and member of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Susan McWilliam Douglas; one son, Zach W. Douglas; one daughter, Lori A. Douglas; two sisters, Betsey Rupert and Bobbie Douglas; and four grandchildren, Ashton, Spencer, Mia and Chance.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury with military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 373, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Alan T. Edwards
Alan T. Edwards, 61, of Green Sea passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
Born on July 24, 1953, in Norfolk, Va., he was the son of the late Belvin M. Edwards and Margaret D. Edwards. They resided in Charlotte, N.C.
Mr. Edwards later moved to North Myrtle Beach where he married Lisa K. Pound of Charlotte. They made their home in Green Sea. He was a loving husband and devoted father to their son, Dylan Day Edwards.
A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at Christian Fellowship Assembly in Dallas, N.C.
Sign the guest book at MyrtleBeachFuneralHome.com.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Richard Wayne ‘Ricky’ Floyd
Richard Wayne “Ricky” Floyd, 68, of Green Sea passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015, at his home following a sudden illnesss.
Born on March 31, 1947, in Green Sea, he was the son of John R. Floyd and Gladys Rosada Fowler Floyd.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, John Ronald Floyd.
Mr. Floyd was a retired construction worker and longtime member of Green Sea Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Norris Floyd of the home; two daughters, Amy Nobles and her husband Jonathan of Tabor City, N.C., and Tina Cartrette and her husband Mark of Whiteville, N.C.; one son, Brian Cartrette of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren, B.J. James, Autumn James Tedder and Hannah Nobles; one great-grandson, Grant Tedder; two brothers, Joe Floyd Sr. and his wife Brenda of Green Sea and Mitchell Floyd and his wife Pat of Green Sea; one sister, Sara Jean Spittle and her husband Hiram of Sumter; and one step-sister, Jo Ann Jacobs of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, at Green Sea Baptist Church with Pastor Jerry Phillips officiating. Committal services followed at Green Sea Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 4, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Green Sea Baptist Church Bus Fund, P.O. Box 125, Green Sea, S.C. 29545.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Frank S. Galluccio
Frank S. Galluccio, 79, of Little River died on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on July 6, 1935, in New York, he was the son of the late Joseph and Katherine Sacco Galluccio.
Mr. Galluccio was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict and a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his children, Francis Galluccio and Ellen Galluccio.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Headquarters – Donations, 6350 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33309-2130.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Rose Harrelson Reaves
Rose Harrelson Reaves, 93, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, May 4, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on April 12, 1922, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Bishop Gurnie and Flossie Bell Floyd Harrelson.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, James Robert Reaves; and one son, Larry Hooks.
Mrs. Reaves was the former owner/operator of Strand Realty Company in North Myrtle Beach and was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include one son, Cyril Hooks and his wife Gloria of Myrtle Beach; one sister, Verma Rae Blanton of Myrtle Beach; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Interment followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the services.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Rose Shupp
Rose Shupp, 60, of Longs passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, while being treated at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Rose was devoted to her job and will be missed and loved by all.  She was the manager at the Comfort Inn South in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by her loving partner of 17 and one-half years, Robert Hornak; many family members in Pennsylvania where she was originally from; her father and step-mother; three sisters; two brothers; two daughters; three granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Richard Paul ‘Dick’ Tramonti
Richard Paul “Dick” Tramonti, 85, of Little River died on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y.
Born on April 30, 1930, in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., he was the son of the late Cesidio and Elvira Gallo Tramontozzi.
In 1948 Mr. Tramonti joined the Air Force and soon was promoted to master sergeant as an intelligence specialist. He served during the Korean Conflict interrogating USAF fighter pilots and was honorably discharged in 1952.
He attended Fordham University in Bronx, N.Y., and graduated in 1956 with a B.S. degree in management.
Mr. Tramonti had a successful 36 year career with the Campbell Soup Company.  He was one of the pioneers who helped establish the company’s first Food Service Division. He was promoted to division supervisor for the east and southeast, then to district sales manager of the Metro, N.Y., area.
After retiring in 1992, he and his wife moved from Yorktown, N.Y., to Little River. He became an active member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach and also belonged to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. He played golf weekly at River Hills Golf & Country Club in Little River where he was a member.
Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Miriam; two daughters, Donna Bovalino (Mike) of Manlius, N.Y., and Lisa Tramonti of Little River; one son, Richard Tramonti of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; two step-children, Susan Lerry (Brian) of Plano, Texas, and Mitchell Boyd (Deborah) of Edgewater, Md.; seven grandchildren, Kristin Nicoll (James), Michelle Bovalino, Nicholas Bovalino, Joseph Tramonti, Erika Tramonti, Austin Boyd and Madison Boyd; and two great-grandsons, Michael and Andrew.
The family received friends from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 11, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Entombment followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 801 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Melissa Butler Soles
Melissa Butler Soles, 49, of Longs passed away peacefully on Monday, May 11, 2015, with her beloved family by her side.
Mrs. Soles was born on April 4, 1966.
She was predeceased by her loving parents, J.R. “Jimmy” Butler and Linda Hammond Butler; her paternal grandparents, Rufus and Laurie Butler; her maternal grandparents, M.E. and Elizabeth Hammond; and her beloved husband, Charlie Soles.
Mrs. Soles was strong, independent and fearless. She battled cancer with determination and courage and never let it interfere with living life to the fullest. She was part of a huge loving family she loved to spend time with and enjoyed making memories with over the years. She was very thankful for her community and the members of Camp Swamp United Methodist Church where she was a lifelong member. She will be remembered for so many things. She drew strength from the land she lived on and loved. Spending time outside and planting flowers around her home brought her much joy.
Those left to cherish Melissa’s memory are her devoted sister and best friend, Valarie Butler Davis and her husband Guilds Davis and their baby girl due to be born in October, all of Charleston; one precious step-daughter, Jessica Soles of Wilmington, N.C.; one special cousin/sister, DeAnna Brown and her family of Leland, N.C.; her step-mother, Hilda Butler of Parkton, N.C.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends who each shared a special relationship with Melissa.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m. from Camp Swamp United Methodist Church with the Rev. Glen Dameron and the Rev. Chip Whilden.  Committal services will follow in the Butler Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the committal service in the Camp Swamp United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Butler Cemetery, 250 Pond Road, Longs, S.C. 29568; Camp Swamp United Methodist Church, 853 Camp Swamp Road, Loris, S.C. 29569; or to a charity of your choice to fight cancer.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Boyd Lamar Walters
The Rev. Boyd Lamar Walters, 70, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at his home.
Born on Nov. 4, 1944, in Graceville, Fla., he was the son of the late Christopher C. and Bessie Mae Ward Walters.
The Reverend Walters was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Cynthia Conrod Walters; three sons, David L. Walters, Richard Walters and Ed Sinkwich (Tracie); two daughters, Kathy E. Walters and Sindy Wilk (Bill); three brothers, Ed Walters, Tom Walters (Rita) and Chris Walters (Mary Jane); two sisters, Janie Pelham and Janair Gates (David); and three grandchildren, Keith Sinkwich, Spencer Sinkwich and Mason Sinkwich.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 8, at Lee Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
Entombment followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach with military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the ALS Association, S.C. Chapter, P.O. Box 280, Charleston, S.C. 29402.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Karen Burke Wilson
Karen Burke Wilson, 73, of Amherst, Va., and North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Born on March 31, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Emmett J. Burke and Julia Z. Knight.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Marvin E. Wilson Sr.; two sons, Marvin Wilson Jr. (Jessica) and Casey Wilson (Cassie); one daughter, Kameron J. Wilson (Kevin); one brother, Stanley Burke; and six grandchildren, Bryce, Garett, Coby, Jaxson, Kynslee and Knox.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM MAY 7, 2015 EDITION
Ruth C. Aiken
Ruth C. Aiken, 92, of Little River died on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach.
Born on April 24, 1923, in Columbiana, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Trancey and Clara Schaller Culp.
She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Robert E. Aiken, in 2011.
Mrs. Aiken graduated from Columbiana High School and attended Youngstown State University.  She was the former owner of Columbiana Bakery and volunteered as a Red Cross Gray Lady for over 20 years. She, along with her husband Bob, was an avid golfer and enjoyed lapidary and faceting work.  A resident of South Carolina for over 20 years, she was active in crafters at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two special nieces, Susan Brennan of St. Louis, Mo., and Nancy Varian of East Canton, Ohio; one brother-in-law, Clifford Aiken Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and great- and great-great-nephews.
Services will be held at a later date.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

James Patrick Britt
James Patrick Britt, 72, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, May 4, 2015, from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare degenerative lung disease with no known cause or cure.
Born on Dec. 8, 1942, in Albany, N.Y., he was the son of the late James J. Britt M.D. and Beatrice (McAvoy) Britt.
Mr. Britt married Mary Ellen Casey in 1967. He was operational executive for Hallmark Nursing Homes and then served as Albany County purchasing agent before moving to North Myrtle Beach to pursue his lifelong dream of owning a restaurant. His years at Breakfast by the Sea brought him joy and many friends. As an accomplished ball player and sports enthusiast, he was organizer and coach of the first girls basketball team at St. Edward’s Church in Clifton Park, N.Y.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen; five children, Bridget (Gary Tripp), James, Megan, Sharon and Thomas (Tabatha); six beloved grandchildren, Connor, Morgan, Rory, Teagan, Reilly and Patrick; devoted lab, Clancy; lifelong best friend, Thomas Sweeney; two sisters-in-law, Colleen Donohue (Edward) and Anne Healy (NY); several nieces and nephews; sisters, Mary Anne and Margaret (deceased).
A celebration of his life will be at Lee Funeral Home on Thursday, May 7, at 5 p.m. The reception of friends begins at 4 p.m.  
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, Youth Sports Programs, 1030 Possum Trot Road, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Earl Buffkin
Earl Buffkin, 72, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
Born on Dec. 9, 1942, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of the late Alton and Bernice Buffkin.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Elton Buffkin, Frances Strickland and Carlyle Buffkin.
Mr. Buffkin was a member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church in Green Sea.
Survivors include six children, Kathy Powell of Loris, Tammy Buffkin of Texas, Pennie Buffkin of Tabor City, N.C., Dewayne Buffkin and his wife Sherry of Loris, Melissa Cox of Loris and Tiffany Buffkin of Loris; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Eugene Buffkin and his wife Martha, Tony Buffkin and his wife Lynette and Ray Buffkin and his wife Susan, all of Green Sea; two sisters, Ann Dorman and her husband Ronnie of Aynor and Gail Cribb of Green Sea; and best friend and companion, Mary Louise Buffkin.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 1, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, at Trinity Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Greenwood officiating. Burial followed in Myrtle Green Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Freewill Baptist Church, 1469 Hwy. 646, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Mary Louise Graham Mishoe Grainger
Mary Louise Graham Mishoe Grainger, 85, of Loris passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015, at Loris Extended Care Center in Loris following an illness.
Born on Sept. 4, 1929, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Teanie Fletcher Graham and the late Blanche Housand Graham.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Donnie Mishoe; her second husband, Samuel Joseph “Sam” Grainger; and one son, Gary Mishoe.
Mrs. Grainger was a member of New Life Baptist Church, formerly known as Wayside Baptist Church. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Mishoe Robertson and her husband Jerry of North Myrtle Beach, Phyllis Bellamy and her husband Rex of Loris and Judy Grainger Hylton and her fiancé Rob Michel of Shallotte, N.C.; one son, Steve Mishoe and his wife Peggy of Jacksonville, N.C.; and seven grandchildren, Allen Mishoe, Jack Stevens, Josh Mishoe, Shawn Bellamy, Matthew Hylton, Robyn Sims and Kimberly Sims.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Dr. Jerry Robertson and the Rev. Reece Housand officiating. Committal services followed at Patterson Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was for one hour prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Barbara Jean Whitehead Kresken
Barbara Jean Whitehead Kresken, 85, of Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Haven Homes in Maple Plains, Min.
Born on March 19, 1930, in Florence, Ala., she was the daughter of James Morgan and Stella Whitehead.
Barbara leaves behind her husband of 58 years, the Rev. Dr. Albert S. Kresken Jr. and their three children, Todd Steven Kresken of Little River, Michele Kresken Klawitter (Kyal) of Greenfield, Min., and Jonathan Paul Kresken (Catherine) of Myrtle Beach; three grandchildren, Jon Morgan Kresken of Charleston, Albert Hughes Kresken of Myrtle Beach and April Leigh Folger (David) of Columbia; two siblings, Charles Buddy Whitehead of Seattle, Wash., and Katherine Angell of St. Charles, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews who fondly knew her as Aunt Bobbie.
Mrs. Kresken attended Lutheran High School and Concordia Teacher’s College in Illinois. She and Albert were married on May 27, 1956, in Chicago, Ill. They began their married life in St. Louis, Mo., as Albert attended the Lutheran seminary. Upon his ordination, they moved to Danville, Va., to complete his vicarage and to start a church there. In 1974, they moved to Myrtle Beach and started a small mission church, which has grown to become Risen Christ Lutheran Church and School. Together, their ministry in the Myrtle Beach area and at Risen Christ lasted more than 25 years.
Mrs. Kresken was a loving mother, a devoted wife and a friend to many. Her career was spent as a teacher and she loved working with special needs children. Her family resided in the town of Briarcliffe Acres for many years, where she was often found walking on the beach.
A memorial service will be held at Risen Christ Lutheran Church in Myrtle Beach on Friday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m. with a light reception in the Parish Hall immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Risen Christ Lutheran Church and School, 10595 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.

Myrtle Hardee Stevens
Myrtle Hardee Stevens, 79, of Loris passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at her home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Born on Nov. 18, 1935, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Nathan C. Hardee and the late Gracie Leigh Hardee.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Phillip Ray Stevens; one son, David Ray Stevens; and three brothers, Albert Hardee, Joseph Berlin Hardee and Needham Carl Hardee.
Mrs. Stevens was a loyal servant of her Lord Jesus Christ and was a member of Cane Branch Baptist Church of Loris. She valued humor and laughter and had a quick wit. She cherished family and was a lifelong caregiver for many in her family. She was blessed with a tremendous work ethic and was employed for over 20 years at Stanley’s Discount Center in Tabor City, N.C., as well as numerous other places throughout her life.
She is survived by two sons and three daughters-in-law, Michael and Gwen, Danny and Judy and Cindy Stevens, all of Loris; seven loving grandchildren, JoAnne Davison, Shannon Livingston, Angie Prince, Renee Kratzer, Kellie Stevens, Mindy Powell and Christopher Stevens; 12 loving great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family would like to thank her care team from Mercy Hospice for all their compassion and support during this difficult time. They are JoAnne Haschak, Jane Griffith, Justin Carter, Kitty Boyd, Chari Brown and Cathy Moretz. Also, a special thank you to Gwen Stevens and Shannon Livingston for their incredible love and devotion.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, at Cane Branch Baptist Church with Pastor Jon Johnson and the Rev. Alvin Jackson officiating. Committal services followed at Stevens Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Stevens Cemetery, c/o Tyson Chestnut, 2990 Hwy. 545, Conway, S.C. 29526 or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Barry Dean Wilson
Barry Dean Wilson, 66, of Little River passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015, at the home of his daughter following a brief illness.
Born on Sept. 6, 1948, in Tabor City, N.C., he was a son of the late Wilbur McDonald “Dick” Wilson and the late Elatha Watts Wilson.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two nephews, Whitney B. Wilson and Brad M. Small.
Mr. Wilson was a devoted father, grandfather, brother and uncle.
He served in the United States Army in Vietnam and received the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He had a passion for the links and golfed from Key West, Fla., to the Dominican Republic. An active member of The Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach, he was a respected amateur golfer and had many trophies to prove it.
Mr. Wilson’s second love was shagging on the beach.  He was known for his stylish and expensive attire. He was a car salesman for 25 years and was most recently employed by Wyndham Worldwide Resorts where he had many special friends and employees. He touched the lives of many and was loved by all.
Survivors include his only child, Shelley Dean Wilson Todd and her husband Jeremy Todd of Loris; two sisters, Saundra W. Tindall and her husband James “Leonard” of Marion and Suzanne W. Small and her husband Mitchell of Green Sea; one brother, Sherril Wayne Wilson of Loris; two beloved grandsons, Avery Ward Todd and Jay Dalton Todd of Loris; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel. Burial with military honors will follow in the Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jeremy Todd officiating. Pallbearers are Jim Canady, Danny Cartrette, Jimmy Jack Cartrette, Richard Douglas, Rick Harris and Charlie Womble.  Honorary pallbearers are Randy Blanton, Tony Blanton and Mitchell Wilson.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o The Marion County Relay for Life or the Loris Relay for Life or to the Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2020 Daisy Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM APRIL 30, 2015 EDITION
James H. ‘Jim’ Bishop
James H. “Jim” Bishop, 72, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of W. Peabody, Mass., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, April 16, 2015.
He leaves his wife of 44 years, Judith M. Bishop, and one son, Victor A. Bishop of Milipitas, Calif. He also leaves four grandchildren, Wesley Bishop, Rosa-Leigh Bishop and George St. Germain of Oxford, Mass., and Scarlet Peterson Bishop of Milipitas; and many cousins, as well as Aunt Theresa Arsenault LeVasseur of Revere, Mass., and Hallendale, Fla.
Mr. Bishop was born in Chelsea, Mass., the son of James H. Bishop Sr. and Agnes Arsenault Bishop. He graduated from Chelsea High School in 1961.  Before he could be drafted into the Armed Forces, he decided to enlist in the United States Air Force where he was an aircraft mechanic for four years. He was mostly at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del. He received his honorable discharge from the Air Force as a staff sergeant. He enjoyed playing tennis for many years with his many life-long friends and wife, who very seldom beat him. He loved playing cribbage on the internet.
Jim was a proud father and grandfather, often found cheering on the sidelines of the many games and activities he attended, especially his son’s track meets. He was a born jokester, who would tell many funny jokes and would often prank someone who was unaware of his witty personality. He was a staunch Conservative Republican.
Jim’s last job was with the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) where he worked as a section foreman for 25 years before retiring in 1990. He and his wife, Judi, took up golf after retirement and loved it. They moved south to North Myrtle Beach in 1996. They enjoyed their retirement years playing golf and spending time with their friends. He especially enjoyed playing games with his grandchildren and teaching them new things.
The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach and Regency Hospice.
A celebration and tribute to his life will be held on Saturday, May 9, at the Tidewater Amenities Center from 5 to 8 p.m. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Regency Hospice, 11943 Grand Haven Drive, Suite A1, Garden City, S.C. 29576 or the charity of your choice.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Lillian V. Council
Lillian V. Council, 79, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Born on Nov. 1, 1935, in Valdese, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Alexander B. Vinay and Hazel Glass Vinay.
She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Barbee Council.  
Mrs. Council was a loving and beloved sister, mother, grandmother and mother-in-law who will be truly missed.
She is survived by her brother, Russell Vinay and his wife Kay, and nephew Rusty, all of Valdese; two sons, Buddy Council and his wife Kim of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Alex Council and his wife Tew of Fayetteville, N.C.; one daughter, Beth Havens and her husband Ron of North Myrtle Beach; and three grandchildren, Keith Council, Crane Havens and Jaimee Council.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, April 22, at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Ray Charles ‘G’ Dixon
Ray Charles “G” Dixon, 55, of Green Sea passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. He was called home by his heavenly Father.
Born on April 15, 1960, in Timmonsville, he was the son of Martha Dixon and the late Mitchell Dixon.
He was predeceased by his father, Mitchell Dixon; and one son, Rashawn D. Dixon.
Mr. Dixon was educated within the public schools of Horry County where he graduated from Green Sea Floyds High School in 1979.  Upon earning his high school diploma he was employed with J.T. Todd and Son Construction Company for many years until his health began to decline.
Mr. Dixon accepted Christ and joined Mitchell Sea Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Vanzie L. Vereen. In 1988 he was united in holy matrimony to Angela P. Dixon.
He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Angela P. Dixon of the home; seven sons, Marvin (Charlene) Collier and Charles (Nikki) Collier, both of Conway, and Emmanuel (Chukel) Dixon of Green Sea, the Rev. Byron A. Dixon and Mitchell Dixon, both of Columbia, and Rasheem and Rakeem Dixon of the home; two daughters he reared as his own, Felicia (Herbert) Robinson of Blythewood and Melissa A. Dixon of Conway; one brother, Perry Dixon of Green Sea; six sisters, Yvonne Banks of Florence, Ruby Solomon of Nichols, Martha Ann Dixon of Green Sea, Alberta Dixon of Nichols, Barbara Dixon of Green Sea and Peggy (Perry) Oliver of Nichols; his lovely mother and father-in-law, Roosevelt and Annie Lee Oliver; two brothers-in-law, Terry (Sandra) Stanly of Fair Bluff, N.C., and Gary (Sarah) Oliver of Mt. Airy, N.C.; eight aunts, Mary Rouse, Annie Mea Rouse and Virginia Eddy, all of Timmonsville, Margaret Solomon of Lamar, Pauline (Troy) Goodman of Lumberton, N.C., Rose Loretta Dixon of Florence, Lorrine Mickens and Janie Myers of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two uncles, Hayward Dixon of Florence and Earl Gumby of Augusta, Ga.; his friend, Cheryl Sweatman; 12 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other extended family who loved him dearly.
Final services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at Mitchell Sea Baptist Church of Green Sea with burial following in the church cemetery.
First Family Funeral Home of Spartanburg served the family.

Verner Allen Erickson Jr.
Verner Allen Erickson Jr., 81, of Calabash, N.C., died on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at his home.
Born on Dec. 4, 1933, in Kenosha, Wis., he was the son of the late Verner Allen and Myrtle Grisham Erickson Sr.
He was predeceased by one step-daughter, Jane Heider.
Mr. Erickson enjoyed playing golf, working at Farmstead Golf Links and gardening.  He was a member of VFW Post  #7288, American Legion Post #503 and a Mason for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Nancy Riffenburg Erickson; one daughter, Andrea Keiser; one step-son, Charles Heider (Charlotte); one brother, Charles Erickson; four sisters, Ruth Johnson, Judy Mielke, Cheryl Kirkman and Janice Erickson; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
A celebration gathering will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at Derbster’s at 10101 Beach Drive in Calabash.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Jr. Golf Exchange, c/o Meadowlands Golf Course, P.O. Box 4159, Calabash, N.C. 28469.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Judith A. Fisher
Judith A. Fisher, 73, of Little River died on Saturday, April 25, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach after a brief illness.
Born on Aug. 13, 1941, in Fort Devens, Mass., she was the daughter of the late William and Miranda Barrett.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Gerry A. Fisher; three daughters, Tracey Woronka and her husband Michael of Methuen, Mass., Bethann Hooks and her husband Dr. M. Stacy of Southington, Conn., and Darlene Raxter and her husband Lee of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Robert Dacey and David Barrett; one sister-in-law, Barbara Dempsey; six grandchildren, Lindsey, Courtney, Molly, Madelyn, Andrew and Savannah; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in memory of Judith A. Fisher and in honor of Andrew Raxter to the Autism Society of North Carolina, c/o Donations Coordinator, 505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230, Raleigh, N.C. 27605.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Donald W. Garrett
Donald W. Garrett, 75, of Longs died on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at home.
Born on Sept. 20, 1939, in Ohio, he was the son of the late Herman Garrett and Virginia Adamson Garrett.
He is survived by his wife, Frankie Garrett; three children, Vlenda Argabright, Gary Argabright and David Argabright; one grandchild, Gary Argabright Jr.; and two great-grandsons.
No formal services are scheduled.
Condolences to the family may be left atwww.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet served the family.

Norma Alice Bardo Mamrich
Norma Alice Bardo Mamrich, 90, of Loris passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at her home.
Born on April 23, 1924, in Easton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Carlton and Vada Fuller Bardo.
She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Michael Mamrich; and one sister, Bernice Mullen.
Mrs. Mamrich was a member of the Loris Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was a loving mother and friend.
She is survived by one son, Gary Michael Mamrich (Heather) of Loris; one sister, Betty Bloom; one niece, Linda Stocker (Dan); one nephew, Scott Bloom (Mary); one grandniece, Jennifer Stocker McCaa (Adam); one grandnephew, Devon Bloom; and two great-grandnieces, Delaney McCaa and Piper McCaa.
The time and location of the memorial service has not been scheduled.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Watchtower, 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201-2483.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Sylvia Todd Prince
Sylvia Todd Prince, 70, of Loris passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on Feb. 22, 1945, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Bentley Wilburney Todd and the late Mary Alma Hardee Todd.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers, Charles Lindbergh Todd, Burnice W. Todd, M/Sgt. Robert W. Todd and M/Sgt. Jimmy Dale Todd.
Mrs. Prince was a homemaker, farmer and flower shop owner. She attended CCU for nursing school where she was the top of her class, an avid donor to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and a longtime member of Cherry Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Barry Prince of the home; two sons, Todd Sean Prince and his wife Glenna of Newnan, Ga., and Barry Shane Prince and his wife Rachel of Loris; two grandchildren, Channing Shane Prince and Austin Barry Prince, both of Loris; two step-grandchildren, Aaron Reid and Laura Stewart and her husband Ben and their daughter, Elizabeth Kate; one brother, Ricky R. Todd and his wife Donna of Loris; two sisters, Mildred T. Cobb of Columbia and Willa T. Brown and her husband Neil of Wilmington, N.C.; and 23 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at Cherry Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Ragsdale Allsbrook officiating. Committal services followed at Cherry Hill Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 27, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Patriot Hospice, 54 Bear Drive, Greenville, S.C. 29605.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Brenda W. Sherman
Brenda W. Sherman, 52, of Loris passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015.
Born on Sept. 8, 1962, in North Wilkesboro, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Everette Whittington and the late Grace Katherine Frazier Whittington.
She was predeceased by one brother, Perry Whittington.
Mrs. Sherman was a special education teacher for over 25 years and retired in 2010 from Horry County Schools.  She was a member of Loris First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 25 years, George R. Sherman of Loris; one son, Zackary Sherman and his fiance’ Dakotah Thebodeau of Loris; and one daughter, Victoria Sherman of Loris.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, at Loris First Baptist Church with Dr. Louis Venable and the Rev. Hunter Johnson officiating.
A second funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 1, at Stony Hill Baptist Church in Purlear, N.C., with visitation being held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Stony Hill Baptist Church, 406 Summit Road, Purlear, N.C. 28665.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

William ‘Billy’ James Youmans
William “Billy” James Youmans, 39, of Little River passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at his home following a sudden illness.
Born on Aug. 10, 1975, in Battle Creek, Mich., he was the son of Andrew Daniel Hattenrath and Rosa Youmans Hattenrath.
Mr. Youmans was a member of the First Assembly of God in Loris.
In addition to his parents of Loris he is survived by his wife, Kimberly Ann Scheeler Youmans of Little River; two daughters, Kaylie Youmans and Abigail Youmans; two brothers, Robert Maurello and Giuseppe Youmans, both of New York; one niece, Gemma Youmans; one nephew, Anthony Youmans; and many loving extended family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, at Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Loris with Pastor Ryan Whitlow officiating. Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM APRIL 23, 2015 EDITION
Robert Dale ‘Bob’ Archer
Robert Dale “Bob” Archer, 83, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015, with his family at his bedside.
He was born on Aug. 14, 1931.
He was predeceased by one son, Robert.
Mr. Archer was a loving father, grandfather, brother and husband. He was a Korean war veteran and a life member of the Dresden, Ohio, Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Litchfield Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He will be dearly missed by all.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Martha Heller-Archer; two sons, Greg and Rick; one brother, Carl; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers you may make a contribution to your favorite charity in Mr. Archer’s name.
Services were private with the family.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Tilda Ann Arnette
Tilda Ann Arnette, 86, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
Born on Dec. 3, 1928, in Chadbourn, N.C., she was the daughter, one of five children, of Evander Charles and Geneva Huggins Arnette.
Mrs. Arnette grew up on a tobacco farm, loved riding her horse Star and dancing with many young men at Ocean Drive Beach. She graduated from Wake Forest University and won a diamond ring, from her mother, on a bet that she wouldn’t graduate.
She was the loving mother of Neva Loftis of Chapin and Tina Kivilaan of Brentwood, Tenn.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Doyle Loftis and Andy Kivilaan.  Her four grandchildren, who affectionately called her Buddy, were her reason to live. Her most recent joy was a great-grandson whom she adored.
Mrs. Arnette taught school in Myrtle Beach, Bolivia, N.C., Columbia, North Myrtle Beach and Aynor.  Her love of learning and dedication to her students was apparent for all who knew her.  Even her children and grandchildren were not immune to spontaneous grammar lessons and were required to thank her for the learning experience.  Her students, who now range from the early 40s to the mid-70s, have continued to invite her to birthday lunches and Christmas parties. Her students remember her as a jewelry fanatic with different types of jewelry around her neck, arms, wrists, legs, waist, feet, etc. and a world traveler that often chaperoned high school students to many foreign countries.
After retirement, Mrs. Arnette loved lifetime movies and thoroughly relished any movie with John Wayne or Matthew McConaughey. She cherished her caregivers and the family is so thankful for their tender loving care.
Her true legacy is her lifelong focus on family. She started the Arnette family reunions in the early 1970s and doggedly planned biannual reunions the family has come to treasure. She always emphasized that family comes first and unconditional love is the glue that holds a family together throughout the decades.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Tim Osment officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the services and immediately following the service at Hardwick Funeral Home. Committal services will be private.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Lois Stanley Long Cannon
Lois Stanley Long Cannon, 95, of Conway died on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at her son’s residence in Conway.
Born on June 28, 1919, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Wayland H. and Bertha Rhodes Stanley of Loris.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her first husband and the father of her children, Ben Long of Conway; her second husband, James A. Cannon of Clayton, Ga.; two sisters, Iris Buddin of Wilmington, N.C., the oldest, and Louise Somers of North Myrtle Beach; one younger brother, Julian C. Stanley of Loris who died in combat in World War II; and one great-granddaughter, Cristen Nichole Daniels of Conway.
Mrs. Cannon had a very sharp mind up until the very end and she always attributed that to what she learned attaining her business degree from Agnes Business College for Women in Atlanta. She was strong willed which allowed her to survive in this world for so long and navigate it like she did. She had such a love for birds and knew every type of flower there was. She crocheted more than 50 afghans for her family.
She is survived by one son, Franklin Julian Long (Net) of Conway; one daughter, Frances Long Rabon (Jimmy) of Conway; two brothers, George Fletcher Stanley of Edmond, Ok., and Harold G. Stanley of Charleston; and one sister, Mary Currie of Loris; six granddaughters, Sheila Rabon Daniels (Buddy) of Conway, Sharon Long Smith (Stewart) of Murrells Inlet, Cristal Rabon Causey (Richard) of Conway, Kathy Long Wuchenich (Chris) of Lexington, Natalie Rabon Davidson (Jay) of Myrtle Beach and Stephanie Rabon of Conway; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews she loved dearly.
Services were held at the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, April 21, at 11 a.m. with a private burial at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to The Shepherds Table, P.O. Box 1782, Conway, S.C. 29528 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Court, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
Goldfinch Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Annie Nell Watson James
Annie Nell Watson James, 80, of Loris passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on Dec. 30, 1934, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late William Devon Watson and the late Nina Livingston Watson.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Willie Joe James; five brothers, Franklin J. Watson, Arlees B. Watson, Elton Watson, Johnny W. Watson and Hybert Watson; and two sisters, Helen W. Holmes and Carol Bohanna.
Mrs. James retired as a teacher’s assistant with the Horry County School system and was a longtime member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Jeffrey James and his wife Kris of Loris; one daughter, Sandra Parker and her husband, Stanley of Longs; four grandchildren, Jacob Parker and Joshua Parker, both of Longs, and Ashley Carignan and James Carignan, both of Loris; and one sister, Marlyn Hardee of Irmo.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, at Macedonia Baptist Church with Pastor Allen Singletary officiating. Committal services followed at Patterson Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 2360 Red Bluff Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Mitchell ‘Jake’ ‘Shorty’ Livingston
Mitchell “Jake” “Shorty” Livingston, 66, of Supply, N.C., passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Brunswick County Hospice Care Center in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Oct. 23, 1948, in Loris, he was the son of the late Willie Livingston and the late Maggie Thompson Livingston.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brothers, Billy Joe Livingston, John D. Livingston, Paul Livingston and A.Z. Thompson; and one sister, Joyce Ann Livingston.
Mr. Livingston was a truck driver and a Baptist.
Survivors include his significant other, Vera Livingston Neal of Supply; two daughters, Pamela Lynn James and her husband Teinne of Whiteville, N.C., and Angela M. Pyatt and her husband Solomon of Myrtle Beach; three brothers, Jerry “Petty” Livingston and his wife Betty Jo of Thomasville, N.C., Ricky Livingston of Tabor City, N.C., and Billy Ray Livingston and his wife Lynne of Evergreen, N.C.; three sisters, Earline Phipps, Judy Watts and Loraine “Charlie” Hardwick and her husband Michael, all of Tabor City; lifelong friend, John “Eubanks” Suggs and his wife; seven loving grandchildren; and six loving great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Nance officiating. Committal services followed at Live Oak Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Mary A. Massey
Mary A. Massey, 89, of Little River died on Friday, April 17, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on April 6, 1926, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Joseph R.  and Mary A. Schafer Tutz.
She was predeceased by her husband, Clifton L. Massey Jr.
After retiring on April 17, 1981, from the Department of the Army as traffic manager, Mary and her late husband built a home in Little River where they retired in 1990.
She is survived by three children, Diane Massey, Clifton L. Massey III, (Beverly) and Wayne A. Massey (Carol); one brother, John Tutz; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 24, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach followed by a light luncheon in the church hall. The family will receive friends following the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Joan Marie Mecleary
Joan Marie Mecleary, 76, of Calabash, N.C., died on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on July 1, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Serri Schubert.
She was predeceased by one son, Robbie; and two brothers, Gerald and John.
Mrs. Mecleary is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert James Mecleary; one son, Mark Mecleary; one daughter, Denise Marie Mecleary; one sister, Margaret Doran; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Tiffany and Blaze; and two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Jordan.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 20, at VFW Post 7288 in Calabash.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Ruth Ann Raymond
Ruth Ann Raymond, 85, of Myrtle Beach, wife of the late Leon Raymond, died on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at her residence.
Born on Sept. 29, 1929, in Dover, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Howard Welty and Cecile Elise Lauber Hammond.
Mrs. Raymond was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will truly be missed.
She was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include three sons, Jeff Skelley and his wife Traci of Myrtle Beach, Eric Skelley of Leland, N.C., and Mark Skelley and his wife Nancy of Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Deborah Becker and her husband Jim of North Myrtle Beach and Karen Cecilia Lesko and her husband Joe of Myrtle Beach; four step-children, Linda, Mike, Kathy and MaryAnn; one brother, Joe Hammond of Dover; 14 grandchildren, Jennifer, Chrissie, Chase, Caley, Alexis, Kevin, Kiefer, Adam, Samuel Jordan, Chelsea, Terah Natasha, Courtney Ann, Brooke Ellen and Samuel Vitas; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 2411 N. Oak St., Suite 108, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Kristen E. Schonter
Kristen E. Schonter, 54, of Little River died on Friday, April 17, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 18, 1960, in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of Ken O’Brien and Barbara Graham.
She was predeceased by her husband, Loyd Schonter.
Kristen is survived by three children, Nicholas O’Brien, Heather Hofman (Nic) and Megan Shea; one brother, Richard Crabtree; one sister, Kendra O’Brien; two grandchildren, Hannah Hofman and Nicholas Hofman; and grandbaby number three is due in September.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21, at Vereen Memorial Park in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 81 Gadsden St., Charleston, S.C.  29401 or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA  90245.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM APRIL 16, 2015 EDITION
Mary Haas Blackburn
Mary Haas Blackburn, 68, of North Myrtle Beach and Longs died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, April 13, 2015, after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer.
She is survived by her husband, Dick Blackburn, and one son, Jody Blackburn, both of North Myrtle Beach and Longs; one daughter, Mindi Penn, one son-in-law, Thom Penn, and two grandchildren, Maddi Penn and Jack Penn, all of Longs; and one sister, Jane Haas of Vance, S.C.
Mrs. Blackburn was born in Union, S.C., on Oct. 21, 1946, to Thad Haas and Cornelia Baker Haas.
She graduated from Chester High School in 1964 and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree from Winthrop College in Rock Hill.
Mrs. Blackburn was a lifelong educator and touched many lives.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Atlantic Stage, P.O. Box 7402, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572 or online at Atlanticstage.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Arlin D. McCord
Arlin D. McCord, 76, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, April 13, 2015, at home.
Born on Oct. 5, 1938, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late R.C. McCord Sr. and Mary Akins McCord.
Mr. McCord spent his childhood in the Oakdale community and was a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church until the family moved to North Myrtle Beach. He graduated from Wampee-Little River High School in the class of 1956.  
Mr. McCord served in the U.S. Army Security Agency from 1961-64. His job as an analyst required total dedication. He never forgot his fellow soldiers.
His love for driving took him through the trucking industry. He served his fellow drivers as a shop steward.  He joined Greyhound Bus Lines in 1990 and worked until his retirement in 2005.
Survivors include three daughters, Lydia B. McCord, Andrea M. McCord and Sabrina K. Provost; three brothers, Robert C. McCord Jr., David McCord (Diane) and Paul W. McCord (Patsy); and four grandchildren, Robert Arlin Lombard, Logan Marie Lombard, Hannah Marie McCord and Landon Thomas Provost.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Wayne B. Sealey
Wayne B. Sealey, 80, of Longs passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015.
Born on June 18, 1934, in Fairmont, N.C., he was the son of the late C.B. and Frances F. Sealey.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one son, Jeffrey Sealey; and one brother, Larry W. Sealey.
Mr. Sealey was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, playing golf and traveling. He was a devoted fan of baseball and racing.
Mr. Sealey was a retired chief financial officer with Ford Motor Company and was a member of Olyphic Baptist Church in Tabor City, N.C.
Survivors include his wife, Pansy J. Sealey of Longs; one son, Michael Sealey and his wife Robyn of Little River; two daughters, Janet Stevenson and Jennifer Sealey, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sisters, Gail Fields and Iris Carter, both of Lumberton, N.C., and Violet Lewis and her husband Bobby of Fairmont; and four grandchildren, Max Sealey, Alexandra Sealey, Stephanie Torrey and her husband Adam and Dustin Rhodes.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Rick Moore officiating.  Burial was private in the Olyphic Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Olyphic Baptist Church, 19062 Seven Creeks Hwy., Tabor City, N.C. 28463.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Venson William ‘Buddy’ Stocks
Venson William “Buddy” Stocks, 70, of Little River died on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Tidelands Community Hospice in Georgetown.
Born on Aug. 17, 1944, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of the late Venson and Juanita Faulk Stocks.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Sandra Jean Glover Stocks.
Mr. Stocks was the owner and operator of Buddy’s Place in Little River.
He is survived by two children, Jason Buddy Stocks and Angela Carol Stocks; two brothers, Jasper Wayne Stocks and Jerry Michael Stocks; one sister, Francis Padget; and two grandchildren, Jason Buddy Stocks Jr. and Jamie Madison Stocks.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Grace Christian Church Cemetery.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM APRIL 9, 2015 EDITION
Marvin Wayne ‘Barney’ Barnhill
Marvin Wayne “Barney” Barnhill of Little River passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, from natural causes at his home surrounded by his loving family.
 Born on Oct. 18, 1934, in Conway, he was the son of L.J. Barnhill Sr. and Edna Lightsey Barnhill.
Barney was 80 years young and living proof that even grandfathers can still rock ‘n roll. His favorite things in life were taking his grandkids out to breakfast and bragging about them to everyone within earshot, serenading his family with one-man keyboard renditions of that swingin’ classic “Kansas City”, every John Wayne movie ever made, Elvis Presley, fishing, the Atlanta Braves and playing with his country western band Goodfellas at local nursing homes. Barney was a warm, funny man who loved to keep people laughing and entertained. He was always sure to tell his children and grandchildren how much he loved them (a whole lot).
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Annes; three daughters and their husbands, Lynn and Randy Carmon, Teresa and Charles Russ and Pam and Jim Dixon; three grandchildren, Raegan Dixon, Chaz Russ and Kayce White. Kayce and her husband Marcus are expecting Barney’s first great-grandchild in August and he was really looking forward to having a new fishing buddy.
“Well, he might take a plane, he might take a train but if he has to walk he’s going just the same: Barney’s going to Kansas City, Kansas City, here he comes!”
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Jim Hyatt. Burial followed at Willow Springs Campground Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 3.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to New El Bethel UMC, 8557 Pee Dee Hwy., Conway, S.C. 29527.
Mr. Barnhill’s family would like to thank the Myrtle Beach Manor staff and Amedisys Hospice staff for taking such excellent care of him.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, served the family.

Robert W. Closson
Robert W. Closson, 79, of Little River died on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at his home.
Born on July 8, 1935, in Syracuse, N.Y., he was the son of the late Basil and Jane Tarnow Closson.
He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Closson; and one brother, Dave Closson.
Mr. Closson served in the U.S. Coast Guard, retired as a Lieutenant from East Fishkill, N.Y., Police Department and IBM in East Fishkill. He was an avid boater on the Hudson River.
Survivors include three children, Robert Closson, Lee Gallowe (Richard) and Chrys Fazio (Thomas); one sister, Terrie Young (John); one sister-in-law, Joan Hamway (Ed); five grandchildren, Sean Closson, Eric Closson, Eric Fazio, Jake Fazio and Brianna Gallowe; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Edward Lynn Edge
Edward Lynn Edge of Longs died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the age of 28.
Mr. Edge was born on July 16, 1986, in Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his mother and father, Edward R. Edge and Beverly J. Edge; five sisters, Beverly Samantha Randall, Jennifer Edge, Alexia Edge, Suzette Edge and Regan Edge; the love of his life, Erin Davis; one nephew, Quinton Randall; and two nieces, Kaylia Hunt and Chloe Edge. He had a very strong brotherly bond with Andrew Perry, Richard McCoy, Ben Miller, Billy Bessent, Daryl Edge, Jonathan Edge, Benji Clemons, James Moss and others. He also leaves behind a host of loving uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
Mr. Edge was a beloved brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend to all who met him. He graduated from North Myrtle Beach High School. He held several positions in the restaurant industry and at the time of his passing was the manager cook at Wild Wings Café in Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Edge had many interests but he had a special love for cooking, drawing and singing. He began cooking at a very young age and over the years continued to enjoy having friends and family sample his culinary experiments. He also had a natural talent for both graphic art and music. He would easily spend hours sketching.
Mr. Edge would often entertain family, friends and fans with his melodic voice. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, at Lee Funeral Home with a reception following.
Flowers and condolences may be sent to 3253 Bombing Range Road, Longs, S.C. 29568.
Donations may be made at www.gofundme.com/qp3a3j.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Robert ‘Bobby’ Grabowski
Robert “Bobby” Grabowski, 55, of Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a son of Richard A. and Lorraine Grabowski.
Robert served 10 years in the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic controller. He owned Myrtle Beach Lighting and was on the Horry County Council for over 10 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, helped with the Boy Scouts and Jr. ROTC. He was a Constable on the police force and volunteered his time on a number of charities. Robert enjoyed spending time with his children, fiancee, riding horses and hunting.
In addition to his parents of Summerfield, Fla., he is survived by his fiancé, Natalie Ruckman; three children, Sarah, Mitchell and Morgan; two step-children, Taylor and Ryan; one brother, Ken Ventell (Phil Fairy) of Columbia; one sister, Debra Baird (Bobby) of Gainesville, Fla.; one niece, Laura; and two nephews, Zachary and Adam.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 3, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, in Murrells Inlet.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Robert’s name to the Horry County Teens and Infants Shelter Home, P.O. Box 51703, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29579.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, served the family.

Rose M. Kustron
Rose M. Kustron, 84, beloved wife of Joseph J. Kustron and mother of Patricia A. Kustron and Debora A. Kustron, passed from this life on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015.
Rose was born on Nov. 5, 1930, and lived in Pittsburgh, Pa., before moving to Calabash, N.C., 17 years ago.  
She is survived by extended families from Pittsburgh and the state of Maine.
Rose was very active in Catholic churches wherever she lived.  Her work included: Minister of Eucharist, Home Visitation, Bereavement Committee, Altar Society and Christian Mothers.
She was a homemaker, accomplished office manager and in later life she worked in the travel field. She satisfied her passion for travel by visiting most of the United States, Canada, countries in Europe, Central and South America and Australia.
Rose was a charter member of the Calabash Lions Club.  Her activities in the club were extensive, including long service to the Autumn Care Nursing Home in Shallotte, N.C. She was recognized by the club with several Lion of the Year awards and in 2006-07 she was named a Melvin Jones Fellow, the highest award for humanitarian service in Lionism.
A mass of christian burial will be said at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church at 5101 Ocean Hwy. W. in Shallotte at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 17. Father Robert Ippolito will officiate.
Rose will be laid to rest in the columbarium at the church. Friends, neighbors and anyone who knew and loved Rose Kustron are invited to the mass at the church.  A reception will follow the services in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Rose’s name may be made to the Society of the Little Flower, 1313 N. Frontage Road, Darien, IL 60561-5340 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Contributions to charities of your choice would also be most appreciated.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Dulah Mae Martin
Dulah Mae Martin, 85, of Aynor passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015.
Born on Oct. 11, 1929, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Tolar and Dulah Barnhill Strickland.
Mrs. Martin was a loving and devoted mother and Nana. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed working in her flowers.
She was predeceased by her husband, Hubert Wesley Martin Sr.; two sons-in-law, Wallace Shannon and Danny Dyer; three brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include three daughters, Regina Shannon of Aynor, Mary Ann Gordon (Don) of Thomasville, N.C., and Wendy Martin Hardee (Walter) of Aynor; six sons, Bo Martin (Marilyn) of Aynor, Wayne Martin of Aynor/Columbia, Shorty Martin of the home, Jerry Martin (Barbara) of Aynor, J. T. Martin (Cheryl) of Aynor and Bruce Martin (Sandy) of Conway; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one sister, Linda McLeod of Loris; and two nephews she helped raise, Andy Strickland and Randy Strickland.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, at Pleasant Union Baptist Church in Aynor with the Rev. Dock Rabon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Visitation was held from 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, until 12 noon on Wednesday, April 8, at the home of her son, Wayne Martin at 3905 Good Luck Road in Aynor.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Timothy ‘Timmie’ Graham Mishoe
Timothy “Timmie” Graham Mishoe, 60, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on Aug. 29, 1954, in Loris, he was the son of the late Foster Milburn Mishoe and the late Letha Pearl Graham Mishoe.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Roger Kenneth Mishoe.
Mr. Mishoe retired as a quality control manager in a textiles mill but was a true entrepreneur and went on to own many businesses throughout his life. He was a longtime member of Beulah Baptist Church. He will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Betty “Barbie” Mishoe of the home; one son, Shawn Mishoe and his wife Jen of Myrtle Beach; his wife’s daughter, Angela Gower and her husband Dan, and their children, Emily, Katie and Zach, all of Salisbury, N.C.; one brother, Harold Dean Mishoe and his wife Elizabeth of Conway; and two nephews, Jeff Mishoe and his wife Donna and Aaron Mishoe. Mr. Mishoe was also expecting his first grandchild, Reagan Mishoe, later this year.
Funeral services were held at 12 noon on Saturday, April 4, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Preacher Mack Hutson and Preacher Jimmy Floyd officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 3, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to The Masters Table Food Bank, 1839 Hwy. 701 S., Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Floyd Pridgen
Floyd Pridgen, 70, of Myrtle Beach, formerly from Rockingham, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Feb. 26, 1945, in Hamlet, N.C., he was the son of the late Mack David and Linda Pridgen.
Mr. Pridgen was president of Municipal Tank Coating & Sandblasting, Inc. for the past 24 years. He was a member of Today’s Harvest Church of North Myrtle Beach. He was also a member of the Myrtle Beach Corvette Club. He was an avid golfer, loved music and people, never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face. His love and generosity will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Saundra Pridgen; one daughter, Dana and her husband Steven Wilson; one son, Derek Pridgen; two grandchildren, Weston Wilson and Ryley Wilson; one brother, Fred and his wife Gloria Pridgen; and one sister, Annie and her husband Dennis Jacobs.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 4, at Arcadian Shores-Lake Arcadia in Myrtle Beach with Pastor Mickey Mullis officiating.
The family received visitors at their home in Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Today’s Harvest Church, P.O. Box 1097, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29598 or Lake Arrowhead Volunteer Firefighters, Station No. 7, 10228 Kings Road, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Marie Tardo
Marie Tardo, 80, of Little River passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at her home.
She was born on April 28, 1934, in Wergburg, Germany.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Douglas Tardo; three sons, Jim, Ron and John; one daughter, Deborah; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family received friends at Lee Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. They will receive friends on Thursday, April 9, at VFW Post #7288 in Calabash, N.C., from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM APRIL 2, 2015 EDITION
Florine Currin Butler
Florine Currin Butler, 90, of Little River, formerly of Rowland, N.C., died on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Summit Place in Little River.
Born on Dec. 14, 1924, in Oxford, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Grady Carl and Dena Piper Currin.
She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, James McIntyre Butler of Rowland.
Mrs. Butler graduated from Rowland High School, Peace College and St. Andrews Presbyterian College.
She was a devoted wife and mother. She was active in Ashpole Presbyterian Church serving as a deacon, Elder, Clerk of the Session, Sunday school teacher, president of the Women of the Church, church treasurer and chairperson of the church’s 175th anniversary committee. She was on the North Carolina Advisory Committee for the Area Health Education Center. Mrs. Butler received a Distinguished Alumna award from Peace College, held offices in the Alumnae Association and served on the Peace College Board of Trustees. She worked as a customer sales representative at BBandT.
She is survived by two daughters, Betsy Butler Ward and her husband Wes of Little River and Dena Grace (Mackie) Butler Pate and her husband Jimmy of Rowland; three grandchildren, John Wesley (Jay) Ward IV and his wife Kimberly of Winston-Salem, N.C., James McIntyre (Mack) Ward and his wife Michelle of Greenville and Mary Katherine Pate of Rowland; and four great-grandchildren, Grace Carroll Ward, John Wesley Ward V, James McIntyre Ward II and Weston Slater Ward.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, at Ashpole Presbyterian Church in Rowland with the Rev. Charles Monroe and the Rev. Wayne Farrah officiating.
The family will receive friends in the Ashpole Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made to Ashpole Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 759, Rowland, N.C. 28383 or to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 2411 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
Boles Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Rowland is serving the family.

Marian Kay Hutson
Marian Kay Hutson, 73, of Little River passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her home.
Born on March 26, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Roy and Lois Pope McFadden.
Mrs. Hutson was an active member of Living Water Baptist Church in Longs. She was a first and second grade Sunday school teacher until her recent illness. She was also a cherished member of the Living Water Baptist Church Choir.  
Mrs. Hutson was a loving wife and mother. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and church family.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Charles Hutson; two daughters, Saundra Martin (Barry) and Dawn Beaver (Michael) of Richmond, Va.;  two sisters, Barbara Hutchinson of Wilmington, Del., and Harriet Colberg of Woodland Estates, Del.; and three grandchildren, Josh Allen, Zachary and Ally  Martin.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Living Water Baptist Church at 1569 Hwy. 9 E. in Longs.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Robert Henry Kern
Robert Henry Kern, 94, of Little River died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Aug. 28, 1920, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Maude Wynn Kern.
He was predeceased by one brother, Lawrence J. Kern.
Mr. Kern attended Pittsburgh schools and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 749th Railway Battalion. He retired in 1980 from Monongahela Connecting Railway in Pittsburgh after 40 years of service in and around Jones Laughlin Steel Mill. He enjoyed model railroading, was a member of the Grand Strand Model Railroad Club in Myrtle Beach and enjoyed reading western books.
He married the love of his life, Mary Paul Johnson, on April 19, 1975, at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.
In addition to his wife he is survived by one sister, Eleanor Doyle; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 30, in Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Calabash Covenant Presbyterian Church, 8820 Old Georgetown Road, Sunset Beach, N.C. 28468 or Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, 149 Limestone Road, Kenansville, N.C. 28349.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle beach served the family.

John E. ‘Jack’ King
John E. “Jack” King, 77, of Little River died on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following complications after hip surgery. He passed peacefully surrounded by his family.
Born on April 21, 1937, in Yonkers, N.Y., he spent most of his life in central Massachusetts, where he taught physics and mathematics in the Leicester school system, rising to become head of the high school math department for many years. During his summers, he worked the presses at the Cape Codder newspaper in Orleans. After he retired, he moved to Little River where he pursued his lifelong passion for wildlife watching and photography.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; one sister, Emily King; one daughter, Kelly Chandley and her husband Jim; and one son, Patrick King and his wife Marie.
Mr. King was devoted to his grandchildren, Emily Chandley, Heather Ferrer and Kevin LaForest; and his great-grandchildren, Delenn Ferrer and Jakob Ferrer.
His family extends their thanks for the support of his many friends in Massachusetts and South Carolina.
At Mr. King’s request, there will be no public services.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or any other worthy charity for veterans.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Harvey Clifford ‘Tewey’ Myers Jr.
Harvey Clifford ”Tewey” Myers Jr., 81, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 3, 1933, in Saranac Lake, N.Y., he was the son of the late Harvey C. and Maude L. Peryer Myers Sr.
He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Doreen Crane Myers.
He is survived by two children, Steven Myers (Debbie) of Asheboro, N.C., and Karen Shimizu (John) of Longs; one brother, William H. Myers (Basia) of Bassett, Va.; one sister, Gail M. Granger (Robert) of Crystal River, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jason Myers, Chelsea Overcash (Henry), Shannon Link and Jennifer Bennett (Chris); and six great-grandchildren, Jordon, Gracie, Jacob, Mollie, Case and Madison.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, at Waterbrook Community Church in Longs. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Robin Renee Carter Russell
Robin Renee Carter Russell, 47, of Burlington, N.C., passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
Born on March 28, 1968, in Mobile, Ala., she was the daughter of Harry Lee Carter and Christine Hardee Carter.
Mrs. Russell grew up in the Mt. Leon community of Longs and was a graduate of Loris High School and Presbyterian College. She was employed by Elon University. She formerly attended Mt. Leon Baptist Church in Longs and was currently a member of Christian Life Assembly in Gibsonville, N.C. She was a very loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and aunt.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 25 years, Professor Alan Russell of Burlington; one daughter, Michelle Renee Russell of Burlington; one brother, Chris Carter and his wife Lisa of Loris; two nieces, Kinsey Carter and Lauren Carter, both of Loris; and her mother-in-law, Linda B. Russell of Burlington.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, at Mt. Leon Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Stevens, the Rev. Lebron Crisp and the Rev. Steven Tyler officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Leon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Chaplain’s Emergency Fund of Elon University, Attn: Jan Register, Campus Box 2960, Elon, N.C. 27244.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 26, 2015 EDITION
James ‘Lawrence’ Bates
James “Lawrence” Bates, 82, of Longs died on Thursday, March 19, 2015.
Born on May 6, 1932, in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Roland and Martha Lou Bates.
The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, at Lee Funeral Home.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Mark Stephen Bender
Mark Stephen Bender, 70, of Little River died on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Oct. 21, 1944, in Dover, Pa., he was the son of the late Edward A. and Leola J. Brubaker Bender.
He was predeceased by his wife, Flo-Ann Bender.
Mr. Bender was a licensed boat captain. He was a boater and fisherman at heart, but he loved his work in the real estate industry. He was a real estate broker and appraiser for many years before retirement.
Mr. Bender was very active in outdoor interests, which included working with his camera and traveling. He loved playing cards and from time to time enjoyed wood carving and making crafts of glass. He and his wife, Flo-Ann, completed the American Great Loop Cruise on their own boat and received the Baccalooperate Degree.  He was a member of Risen Christ Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 186, Seacoast Anglers Association, North Strand Power and Sail Squadron and Marine Trawler Owners Association.  
He is survived by one son, Todd A. Bender; two step-daughters, Launa M. Staub and Stephanie A. Silvey; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 30, at Risen Christ Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 29119, Phoenix, AZ  85038-9119 or the local charity of your choice.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Alice Fowler Carlisle
Alice Fowler Carlisle, 88, of Loris passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Conway Medical Center in Conway following an illness.
Born on June 22, 1926, in Loris, she was the daughter of Charles Fowler and Maggie Phipps Fowler.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, A.J. Cox; her second husband, Walter Bishop Carlisle; one son, Roger Dale Cox Sr.; two brothers; and four sisters.
Mrs. Carlisle retired as a seamstress and was a member of Conway Freewill Baptist Church in Conway.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Hardwick and her husband David of Conway and Jo Ann Hardee of North Myrtle Beach; 10 grandchildren, Sheryl, Larry, Ricky, Buddy, Rhonda, Sherry, Tammy, Kristie, Dale and Chad; 13 great-grandchildren, Keith, Briggs, Ashley, Peyton, Cameron, Mallory, Drake, Drew, Harmony, Alexis, Stacy, Kensley and Gracyn; and two great-great-grandchildren, Harper and Zayden.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Weldon “Buddy” Coates officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Conway Freewill Baptist Church, 1807 4th Ave., Conway, S.C. 29527.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Justin Paul Cribb
Justin Paul Cribb, 17, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
He was born on Nov. 2, 1997, in Loris.
Survivors include his mother, Amy Rose Lewis Misenheimer, and step-father, Brian, of Little River; his father, Lloyd Paul Cribb and step-mother, Tomika, of Tabor City, N.C.; one sister, Logan Taylor Cribb and her friend Schyler Bissonette of Cambridge, N.Y.; his maternal grandparents, Harold Hardee and his wife Judy of Loris; two maternal uncles, Carey Moe and his wife Laura of Loris and Steven Moe and his wife Amanda of Little River; two paternal aunts, Janice Hughes and her husband, the Rev. Mark Hughes, of Loris; and Angela Arguelli and her husband Barnardio of Lumberton, N.C.; one paternal uncle, Chris Cribb and his wife Rebecca; and one maternal aunt, Lisa Bess of Currituck, N.C.
Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 23, at Loris First Baptist Church with Dr. Louis A. B. Venable and the Rev. Carl Harris officiating. Visitation was for two hours prior to the service at Loris First Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569 or to the Justin Cribb Memorial Fund, c/o Hardwick Funeral Home, P.O. Box 308, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

George Richard ‘Dick’ Darrow
George Richard “Dick” Darrow, 93, of North Myrtle Beach for 35 years passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
Mr. Darrow was born on Dec. 11, 1921.
He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Elvira Elizabeth Sauer Darrow, in 1997.
Mr. Darrow was a member of King Of Glory Lutheran Church. He was a World War II Navy veteran with the USNR Pacific Amphibious Corps from 1943 to 1946. He was honorably discharged.
Mr. Darrow attended Georgia Tech and received his BA in chemistry from the University of Louisville. He was Chief Finishing Engineer and retired from Reynolds Metals Aluminum Company (Alcoha) in Richmond, Va., after 41 years and held six patents in aluminum anodizing.
He is survived by one daughter, Nancy Lynn Hamm; one son-in-law William “Bill” Hamm; and two grandchildren, Daniel Richard Hamm and Lexi Elizabeth Hamm of Little River.
In lieu of flowers you may make donations to your favorite pet charity.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

William Leon Gore
William Leon Gore, 96, of Little River passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at his daughter’s home in West Columbia following an illness.
Born on June 20, 1918, in Little River, he was the son of William Needham Gore and Mary Louise Jones Gore.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Woodrow Rodney Gore; and one sister, Myrtle Gore McLamb.
Mr. Gore was a retired farmer and was a Primitive Baptist.
Survivors include two daughters; Jolene G. Long and her husband William J. “Bill” Long of Hendersonville, N.C., and Wanda G. Banning and her husband Bill of West Columbia; one son, William David Gore and his wife Margaret of Little River; one brother, Watson Gore and his wife Mildred of Brooksville; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 23, at the funeral home.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Ruth Best Hardwick
Ruth Best Hardwick, 86, of Loris passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015.
She was born on Aug. 29, 1928.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with Dr. Louis Venable and Dr. Jim Mezick officiating. Burial followed in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Anna Louise McDonald
Anna Louise McDonald, 90, of Little River passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015.
Born on Dec. 23, 1924, in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward T. and Mary Arnold Shaeffer.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. McDonald; and one daughter, Jacqueline Colville.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy Mroz of Little River; two sisters, Frances Kuyat of Philadelphia, Pa., and Etta Bartlett of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 27, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends following the service.
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Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Robert S. Pitzer
Robert S. Pitzer, 97, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, March 16, 2015, at home.
He was born on Oct. 23, 1917, in Assumption, Ill.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Pam Pitzer.
Mr. Pitzer graduated from the University of Illinois. After obtaining his law degree in 1941, he married Betty Lou Alvey in June 1941. He joined the FBI in 1941 and served in the Birmingham, San Antonio, Baltimore offices and Bureau Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In 1953 he resigned and subsequently was employed by the Federal Maritime Commission until 1972, retiring as director of the Bureau of Enforcement.
He and Betty Lou moved to North Myrtle Beach. They were married for 58 years until her death in 1999. Mr. Pitzer was married to Justine Sauder Gunn for the last 15 years of his life. He was an avid golfer all his life until arthritic knees kept him from playing. He was a member of The Surf Golf and Beach Club and Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Justine Pitzer; one son, Mark Pitzer (Paula) of Kailua, Hawaii; and two grandchildren, Alison Pitzer McCourt (Matthew) of Boston, Mass., and Dr. Geoffrey Pitzer of San Francisco, Calif.
Mr. Pitzer was loved by many friends and family as well as devoted caregivers, who assisted Justine in his care during his last days.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 23, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597 or the charity of your choice.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Sella Marie Smith Poston
Sella Marie Smith Poston, 77, of Loris passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015, at Loris Rehab and Nursing Center following an illness.
Born on Oct. 27, 1937, in Ash, N.C., she was the daughter of Olen Smith and Kate Babson Smith.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Albert Leon Poston; one brother, Everett Smith; and one sister, Margaret Simmons.
Mrs. Poston was a homemaker and a longtime member of Bethany Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include one daughter, Janice P. Ward and her husband Bill of Loris; four sons, Danny Mitchell Poston and Albert Lee Poston and his wife Cheryl, all of Conway, and Ricky McLaurin Poston and his wife Kim of Myrtle Beach and Jerry Lynn Poston of Loris; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Charlie Smith and his wife Genevie of Wilmington, N.C.; and her sweetheart, Carl Prince.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, at Bethany Cemetery with Pastor Robert Lewis officiating. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Janice Ward, 263 Holly View Lane, Loris, S.C. 29569 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Lonzie Leton Suggs
Lonzie Leton Suggs, 75, of Loris passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on Oct. 29, 1939, in Loris, he was the son of Leton Suggs and Lena Bell Suggs.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Patsy Woodson.
Mr. Suggs served his country with courage and honor in the United States Navy. He was a retired farmer and truck driver. He was a member of Crossway Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Janis Cannon Suggs of the home; two sons, Timmy Suggs and his wife Lori and Kim Suggs and his wife Sherrie, all of Loris; two brothers, Teddy Suggs and his wife Tammy of Loris and Jimmy Suggs and his wife Peggy of Elgin; three grandchildren, Mallory Suggs, Jordyn Suggs and Brittany Thurman; and two great-grandchildren, Jaden Auclaire and Briley Auclaire.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 20, at Crossway Baptist Church with Pastor Tommy Shelley and the Rev. Alvin Jackson officiating. Committal services followed at Cane Branch Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at Crossway Baptist Church.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Betty Tedesco
Betty Tedesco, 89, of Little River died on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on May 27, 1925, in Malvern Wells, Worcester, England, she was the daughter of the late George and Lilla Newman Hill.
Mrs. Tedesco is survived by her husband, Frank Tedesco; one son, James Tedesco (Barbara); one daughter, Shirley Fierro (the Rev. John); one sister, Nancy Sims and her two children, Alan Mosley and Ann Mosley; seven grandchildren, Christine Plotino, Dr. Sharon DeVivo, James Michael Tedesco, Christopher Fierro, Richard Wiese, Dennis Wiese and Kimberly Tedesco; and nine great-grandchildren, Anthony, Brianna, Dustin, Dylan, Emily, Hunter, Julian, Madison and Victoria.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 12 noon on Tuesday, March 24, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School, c/o Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Jonathan T. Wright
Jonathan T. Wright, 40, of Little River died on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Feb. 10, 1975, in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of James Thomas and Janet C. Wright.
In addition to his parents he is survived by one brother, Terrill Wright of Chapel Hill, N.C.
He was a beloved son and brother.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Stephen Urban ‘Steve’ Zoeller
Stephen Urban “Steve” Zoeller, 55, of Little River, formerly of New Albany, Ind., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 12, 2015.
He was born on Nov. 23, 1959.
He left this world too early but his passion for life and his sense of humor touched many in the Little River, North Myrtle Beach and New Albany communities.
Mr. Zoeller owned and operated The Mobile Mechanic and Mobile Motors in South Carolina.
He is survived by his father, Urban “Junie” Zoeller of New Albany; one sister, Mary Ann Zoeller of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Robert “Bob” Zoeller and family, Vida and Isabella “Isa” of New Albany; and fiancé, Norma Graf of New Albany.
A funeral mass was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, at Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany with burial following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in New Albany. A celebration of life will take place at a later date in South Carolina.
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Newcomer Funeral Home of New Albany served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 19, 2015 EDITION
Dorothy Weeks Adams
Dorothy Weeks Adams, wife of Robert M. “Bob” Adams Jr. of North Myrtle Beach, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 13, 2015.
A memorial service was held at their home on Sunday, March 15, with family and friends.
Dorothy and Bob grew up in Barium Springs Orphanage School for Children. He joined the Army and she went on to further her education at Mitchell College. Sixty years later they reunited and have been married for the last 21 years.
After Mitchell College, Dorothy was employed by James C. Green Company. She also worked many years for Harold W. Wells and Sons Insurance Company and received the honor of Insurance Woman of the Year from the state of North Carolina.
Surviving are her sons, Yates Douglas Ward and Robert Earl Waters (Sara); daughters, Carolyn A. Sendler and Wanda A. White (Terry); and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Gordon Morris Ward.
The family wishes to express their heatfelt thanks to Heartland Hospice and to Pastor George Vastine. Also, to the caregivers, Jay Franks, Frankie Ridenhour, Ron Havens, Shirley Hemingway, Shellie Moyer, Jan Coleman and Angela Panos.
If anyone wishes to make a memorial in her name send it to Barium Springs Home for Children, P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, N.C. 28010.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Michael E. Berry
The Rev. Michael E. Berry, 69, associate pastor of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, died on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his home of congestive heart failure.
The son of the late Reginald and Louise Berry of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., he is survived by his wife, Lynn Urtz Berry; his children, Scott Berry, Tynlee Bailey and Regina Berry (Don), widow of the late Kirk Berry; siblings, Dwight Berry and Bruce Berry (Lynne); and grandchildren, Christian Berry, Jesika Berry, Camille Berry, Brie Berry, Kaitlin Gordon, Jake Bailey and Hunter Bailey.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Daryle Bush and the Rev. Frank Holsclaw officiating. At a later date, a private family service will be held at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church columbarium officiated by the Rev. Frank Holsclaw.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 6th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or to Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585.

Maurice John Bransfield
Maurice John Bransfield, 74, of Little River died on Wednesday, March, 11, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Jan. 11, 1941, in Trenton, N.J., he was the son of the late Maurice J. and Irvina Wood Bransfield.
Mr. Bransfield was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lucille C. Manes Bransfield; two sons, Maurice J. Bransfield and William K. Bransfield; one daughter, Shawna L. Bransfield; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday, March 29, at Lee Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 30, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ruth Stanley Suggs Cox
Ruth Stanley Suggs Cox, 92, of Loris passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on July 13, 1922, in Mollie, N.C., she was the daughter of James Bethel Stanley and Minne Ray Stanley.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one son-in-law, Audie A. Porter; two brothers, Leamon Bethel Stanley and Clyde Stanley; and one sister, Gertrude Griffith.
Mrs. Cox retired as a dietitian from Loris Elementary School after 33 years of service and was a longtime member of Loris First Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Melinda Faye Porter of Loris; one grandson, Jason Porter and his wife Elizabeth of Loris; five loving grandchildren, Jacob, Victoria, Elena, Carolina and Lealah Porter; and two sisters, Velma Haseldon of Johnsonville and Eula Mae Housand of Wilmington, N.C.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, at Loris First Baptist Church with Dr. Louis A.B. Venable and Dr. Jim Mezick officiating. Committal services will follow at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at Loris First Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569 or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Court, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Mack Avery Hamilton III
Mack Avery Hamilton III, 64, of Conway passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
Born on July 25, 1950, in Conway, he was the son of the late Mack Avery Hamilton II and the late Bernice Bullock Hamilton.
He was predeceased by one brother, Joseph Leonard Hamilton.
Mr. Hamilton was a devoted and active member of Good Hope Baptist Church in Conway where he was a former deacon for many years. He currently was the Brotherhood Director, a former leader of RA’s, a former teacher of the Fulton Sunday School Class and served on various church committees. He retired from Santee Cooper and worked for Family Care Medical Supply. He was a 40 year member of the Masonic Lodge and was a current member of Nichols Masonic Lodge #83 where he served as Past Master.  He was currently serving as chaplin of the Nichols Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Omar Shrine Temple and a member of Loris Chapter #106 Order of the Eastern Star. He worked on mission projects with Waccamaw Baptist Association Disaster Relief and conducted prison ministry. He was always seeking different areas and ways to minister to others. He loved helping others.
Mr. Hamilton was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing the river as well as camping.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Linda McNeill Hamilton of the home; three children, Michelle H. Cook and her husband Benjy and Joseph M. Hamilton and his wife Suzy, all of Conway, and Matthew A. Hamilton and his wife Donna of Aynor; and five grandchildren, Ramsey Cook, Raleigh Cook, Autumn Hamilton, Price Hamilton and Archer Hamilton.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 13, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, at Good Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. John Sullivan officiating. Committal services with Masonic Rites followed in the Hamilton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, 6101 Privetts Road, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Tony Max Mishoe
Tony Max Mishoe, 80, of Loris passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Loris Extended Care Facility in Loris following an illness.
Born on Nov. 25, 1934, in Loris, he was the son of Wiley Levi Mishoe and Grace Stevens Mishoe.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two brothers, the Rev. Thomas M. Mishoe and Paul Mishoe; and one sister, Kathleen Hardee.
Mr. Mishoe served his country in the United States Air Force. He later retired as a salesman with the Elanco Division of Eli Lilly and Company and was a member of Loris First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Boyd Mishoe of the home; two sons, Steve Mishoe and his wife Marshanne and Max Mishoe Jr., all of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Tracy Jane Hughes and her husband Joe of Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, Osteen Mishoe of Moncks Corner and John Mishoe of Loris; one sister, Marjorie Schmolke of Clear Lake, Iowa; and seven loving grandchildren.
A memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 20, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Dr. Louis Venable and Dr. Jim Mezick officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Beacon Hospice, 3959 Hwy. 17 Bypass, Suite D, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Marianne Wintrich Silk
Marianne Wintrich Silk, 89, of Conway died on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Agape Senior.
Born Jan. 17, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Mathias and Elsie Schneider Wintrich.
She was predeceased by her husband, William F. Silk.
Mrs. Silk was a very successful business woman who was head cosmetic buyer for Halle Brothers Department Store in Cleveland. After moving to South Carolina in 2005 she attended Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She will be inurned April 13, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in North Olmsted, Ohio.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.

George Simon
George Simon, 79, of Myrtle Beach went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on March 24, 1935, in Conway, he was the son of the late Nick and Louise Heeden Simon.
He was predeceased by his brother, A.E. Nick Simon.
Mr. Simon was a loving and devoted son, brother, husband and father and will be missed by those who knew and loved him. He graduated from Conway High, attended The Citadel and graduated with a BA from Columbia International in 1962. He was a member at Ocean View Baptist Church and was in current fellowship at Myrtle Beach Bible Chapel. He served the United States of America in the Armed Services from 1956-58. He was a kind gentleman who loved his church family and his wonderful friends.
Survivors include his wife of over 50 years, Trula M. Simon of Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Joy Simon Connett and her husband Michael of Loris and Amelia R. Simon of Myrtle Beach; and one sister, Julia Simon Spadoni of Myrtle Beach.
A celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 13, at Ocean View Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry Robertson officiating.
The family received friends in the church parlor immediately following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Gideons International, 7613 Glenwood Drive, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572; Street Reach Ministry 1005 Osceola St., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577; or Samaritans Purse P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

James Edward Toronto Sr.
James Edward Toronto Sr. of Little River died on Thursday, March 12, 2015, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on March 4 in Myrtle Beach where he has been retired with his wife, Teresa, since 2012.
He was predeceased by his mother, Melba; and one daughter, Jennifer.
Jim and Teresa have been married since 1984. He attended Whetstone and Bexley High Schools and owned Toronto Computer Systems prior to his retirement. He was a motorcycle and automobile enthusiast and always had a project rebuilding some motor vehicle. One of his favorite pastimes was to post a beautiful picture of the Myrtle Beach area on the computer each day.
Other than his wife, Teresa Toronto, he is survived by one sister, Carol Toronto; his father, John Joseph Toronto (Patricia); and four step-sisters; four children, Rhikki L. Wallace (Lonnie), Joseph J. Toronto, Michael J. Toronto (Katie) and James Edward (Eddie) Toronto II (Brandy); six grandchildren; his mother and father-in-law, Stephen and Vivian Gulyassy; and many dear friends in Columbus.
Friends and family will gather in the Columbus area in the near future for a memorial to celebrate his life.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 12, 2015 EDITION
John Robert ‘Jack’ Carter Jr.
John Robert “Jack” Carter Jr., 80, of Loris passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at his daughter’s home in Greenbrier, Ark., following an illness.
Born on Jan. 17, 1935, in Loris, he was the son of John Robert Carter Sr. and Lillie Magnolia Hardee Carter.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Harold Carter; one sister, Louise Hardwick; and two grandsons, Michael E. Jackson and J. Stephen Jackson.
Mr. Carter served his country with courage and honor in the United States Army, after which he worked with Hardee Manufacturing Company until his retirement. He was a Baptist. He will be most remembered as a loving father, grandfather and brother.
Survivors include one daughter, Jacquelyn “Jackie” E. Carter of Greenbrier; one brother, Ken Carter and his wife Chris of Loris; three sisters, Pauline Collins of Fayetteville, N.C., Michelle Cox of Surfside Beach and Hilda Wright of Tabor City, N.C.; and one loving grandson, Robert P. Jackson of Greenbrier.
Friends were invited to join the family for a memorial visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, at the home of Ken Carter in Loris.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

George H. Causey
George H. Causey, 53, of Calabash, N.C., died on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Oct. 10, 1961, in Loris, he was the son of the late George (Jack) Causey and Deborah Hardee Causey.
He is survived by one daughter, Jessica Vaughn; one brother, Richard Causey (Hope); three sisters, Connie Bennett (Greg), Sissy Singleton (Gary) and Rita Moore (David); and two grandchildren, Tyler and Katlynn.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1208, Little River, S.C. 29566.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Rickey Allen Chadwick
Rickey Allen Chadwick, 61, of Longs passed away on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.
Born on Feb. 21, 1954, in Montgomery, W.V., he was the son of Ed and Betty Cottrell Chadwick.
Mr. Chadwick graduated from Dupont High School and received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from West Virginia State College. He retired from United Parcel Service with 36 years of service in 2009. After retirement he was able to fulfill his dream of moving to the beach, enjoying the water and playing golf several days per week.
Mr. Chadwick will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Hughes of Lewisburg, W.V.; his spouse, Vicki; two children, Michael of Longs and Kryssie of South Point, Ohio; five siblings, Julie (Mark) Samples of Lewisburg, W.V., Rebecca (Wayne) Eller of Steamboat Springs, Col., Edith (Harold) Lovell of LeGrange, Ohio, James Chadwick of Belle, W.V., and Eddie (Marge) Chadwick of Ohio; and a host of in-laws.
A celebration of his life was held from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, March 6, at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Gerden James Clark
Gerden James Clark, 81, of Little River went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 5, 2015.
Born on Aug. 25, 1933, in National City, Calif., he was the son of the late Gerden Haynes and Marion Nelson Clark.
He was predeceased by his first wife of 39 years, Clarinda (Tootsie) Pederson.
Mr. Clark was a United States Navy veteran and attended and graduated from the University of Washington. He worked at Boeing Aeronautical and also in commercial real estate. He spent most of his adult life in sales, including being the owner of Home Builders Outlet and Little River Flooring.
Mr. Clark was an active member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, New Harmony Presbyterian Church and Southeastern Synod. He was ordained on Nov. 21, 2010, as a Presbyterian Lay Minister.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Barbin Clark; one son, Gerden Timothy (Cynthia); two daughters, Lynnette May and Jannelle Anne; one brother, Donald Nelson (Joyce); and five grandchildren, Michael, Bryan, Shawn, Brittany and Leah.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Haiti Mission Fund, c/o Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597 or the charity of your choice.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Frederick E. Colangelo
Frederick E. Colangelo, 69, of Little River went to his heavenly home on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 10, 1945, in Mansfield, Ohio, he was the son of the late Nicholas F. and Margaret C. Berno Colangelo.
He was predeceased by one brother, James Colangelo.
Mr. Colangelo is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judith Mayer Colangelo; two sisters, Susan Colangelo (Danielle Fiorini) and Barbara Villella (John); one sister-in-law, Ann Colangelo; and one brother-in-law, Jerry Mayer.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, at Bible Fellowship Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Phillip Ramey Cooper
Phillip Ramey Cooper, 75, of Little River died on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Agape Rehab in Conway.
Born on April 23, 1939, in Lafayette, Ind., he was the son of the late Eugene and Velda Ramey Cooper.
He was predeceased by one brother, one sister and one grandchild.
Mr. Cooper was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach and enjoyed golfing, hunting, cooking and wood working.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley Ann Holladay Cooper; two sons, Milton R. Cooper of Lafayette and Michael P. Cooper (Brenda) of Auckland, New Zealand; one daughter, Joy L. Richards of Little River; one brother, Charles M. Cooper of Lafayette; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 2320 Hwy. 378, Conway, S.C. 29526; Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, Knitting & Crocheting Group, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597; or Biblical Ministries Worldwide, 1595 Herrington Road, Lawrenceville, GA  30043 (for Mike Cooper in memory of Phillip Cooper).
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

George Dial Jr.
George Dial Jr., 80, of Longs passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on Oct. 15, 1934, in Pembroke, N.C., he was the son of George Dial Sr. and Jessie Berry Dial.
Mr. Dial served his country with courage and honor for over 20 years in the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife, Clementene Dial of the home; one son, Andrew Dial; three daughters, Sherry Sterrick, Sybil DeSimone and her husband Stephen and Michelle Dial; eight loving grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be private.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Arlene ‘Grandma’ Dorzbacher
Arlene “Grandma” Dorzbacher, 69, of Loris passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015.
Born on Jan. 7, 1946, in Plainfield, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Edward Stillwagon Sr. and the late Helen Nichuck Stillwagon.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles F. Dorzbacher Jr., and two brothers, Joseph A. Stillwagon and Edward M. Stillwagon Jr.
Mrs. Dorzbacher was a member of St. Bernard’s Church in New Jersey. She was formerly employed with the New Jersey School System as a bus driver and worked in the deli at Winn-Dixie and Kroger grocery stores.
Survivors include four children, Kimberly Ann Dorzbacher Emery and Kenneth Allen Dorzbacher and his wife Barbara, all of Loris, and Karen Marie Dorzbacher Lowery and Karl Frank Dorzbacher, all of Conway; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Helen Emery of Loris.
No services are planned.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Ruth Eileen Leech Foster
Ruth Eileen Leech Foster, 90, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015, while visiting her son, Timothy Foster, and his family in Las Vegas, where she had previously resided for a decade before moving to Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach late in 2004.
She was born on Feb. 4, 1925.
She loved Las Vegas and Barefoot; so, in the last year of her life, she traveled between her son’s and daughter, Connie’s, home in North Myrtle Beach.
A celebration of life service will be held soon at Barefoot Resort.
Ruth was an avid golfer into her mid-80s, boasting three holes-in-one, and then donated her “I broke 80 at 70” golf pin to be passed along within the Barefoot women’s golf group. She started the resident-women’s bridge group there and last played bridge with her friends during the 2014 holidays.  She enjoyed both playing and teaching beginners bridge so she could always find a foursome. Ruth made time to visit at length with friends by phone or over a cup of coffee in her kitchen.
She was proud to be a career Republican and member of the North Myrtle Beach Republican Women’s Club. She was just full of life, lived to dress up for parties, bake her signature pies and was a joy to all who knew and loved her.
She was a cheerleader at and a graduate of Topeka High School in Topeka, Kan., where she lived most of her life. She was born to Earl and Agnes Brandon Leech and married her childhood sweetheart, Norlan Wilson Foster, the day she graduated, to be with him as he was shipping out for Navy service to the Pacific Fleet during World War II. They were together for more than 62 years, until Norlan died in Myrtle Beach in 2005.
The youngest of five siblings, Fran, Muriel, John, Betty and Robert, Ruth was the last of that generation of a close family and leaves many beloved nieces, nephews and their extended families of children’s children.
She is survived by her children, Timothy Foster (Lorraine) and Connie Foster Ross-Karl (Billy); granddaughter, Amber Ford (Evan) and their daughter Harper; granddaughter, Tera Jacobson (John) and their three children, including great-grandson Brandon; and grandson Sean Ross (Suzi) and their children Shelby, Ashby and Katie.
Burial of Ruth and Norlan will be at Arlington National Cemetery.
Gifts may be sent to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals in their name.

Hilda Oates Harrelson
Hilda Oates Harrelson, 70, of Longs passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015.
Born on Oct. 14, 1944, in Dillon, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Edgar and Ola Wilkerson Oates.
Survivors include two sons, Glenn Campbell and Barney Campbell (Jennifer); one daughter, Cindy Byrd; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  
A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, at Bible Fellowship Baptist Church. The family received friends for two hours prior to the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Murlan Roy Imoe
Murlan Roy Imoe, 66, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at his home.
Mr. Imoe and his wife Karen retired to North Myrtle Beach three years ago.
He was an incredibly hard working Christian man. His hands were always dirty, as he ran a backhoe at Enstar Natural Gas in Anchorage, Alaska, for 35 years. Mr. Imoe was known as “Murlan the Magician” for his ability to do what no other backhoe operator could do. His family was always his highest priority. The love he had for his wife of 47 years and his children was greater than any need he had for himself. He was always incredibly caring and understanding, always demonstrated unconditional love for his family and was always willing to help anyone in need. He was dedicated to providing for the needs of his family. He was a compassionate man.
Mr. Imoe loved to bowl and was always in competition with his son, which carried on into the competition between their football teams (Murlan’s team, the Minnesota Vikings, his son’s team, the Dallas Cowboys.) He could drive a motor home or any large truck better than a professional. His children loved spending time fishing and camping with him in Alaska, where they were all born and raised.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Law-Imoe; daughter, Lori Ellis (her spouse Troy Ellis, and grandchildren Christina and Tyler); one son, Steven Imoe (his spouse Mindy Imoe, and granddaughters Alexis and Sierra, with great grandchild Addyson and one on the way); daughter Melissa McCaw (her husband Michael McCaw, and granddaughter Kristen French and grandson Brandon McCaw), daughter Nicole Powell (her spouse Daniel Powell, and grandchildren Rachael and McKayla). He is also survived by his father, Bobbie M. Imoe and his wife Shirley.
He was predeceased by his mother, Irene J. Odom-Imoe.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, at Today’s Harvest Church in North Myrtle Beach.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Suzanne Rowe Larson
Suzanne Rowe Larson, 79, of Myrtle Beach and Little River passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
Born on Jan. 27, 1936, in Minnesota, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Katherine Peterson Rowe.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Thomas Larson; and one daughter, Patty Larson.
Following her retirement from Smith Industries in Malvern, Pa., Mrs. Larson moved to River Hills in Little River in 1994 with her longtime friend and companion, the late William “Bill” Martini.
She was an avid reader and loved being with her family and friends.
She is survived by three daughters, Kim Larson Perry and her husband Ed, Michelle Larson Dixon and her husband Tommy and Carolyn Larson Battista and her husband Nick; and seven grandchildren, Chris Perry, Jennifer Perry, Michael Perry, Melissa Sue Dixon, Jack Dixon, Carson Battista and Joey Battista.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with Dr. J. Kirk Lawton officiating. Inurnment will be in Pennsylvania at a later date.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family locally.

Paul L. Rhodes
Paul L. Rhodes, 83, of Loris passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at his residence.
Born on Nov. 29, 1931, in Estill, he was the son of the late Columbus Rhodes and the late Mable Butler Rhodes.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mazie M. Rhodes; one son, Jimmy L. Rhodes; two brothers, Wendell Rhodes and Bill Rhodes; and one sister, Bobbie Grainger.
Mr. Rhodes was a veteran of the United States Army where he served in the Korean War. He spent most of his life as a farmer and also worked as a truck driver delivering auto parts. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia R. Gore and her husband Gene of Tabor City, N.C., and Billie Ward and her husband Ron Kelly of North Myrtle Beach; one son, Jeff Rhodes of Loris; two granddaughters, Erika Baker of Conway and Vanessa Mitchell of Virginia; three brothers, Harold Rhodes, Larry Rhodes and his wife Gail and Tommy Rhodes and his wife Wanda; and three sisters, Frances Graham, Virginia Rowell and her husband Jerry and Brenda Kitelinger and her husband Will.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Mack Hutson and the Rev. John Holmes officiating. Committal services with military honors followed in the Old Springfield Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Carolyn Meredith Todd
Carolyn Meredith Todd, 71, of Loris passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at MUSC in Charleston following an illness.
Born on Oct. 10, 1943, in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late James Jesse Meredith and the late Mary Hughes Meredith.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Albert Benjamin “Ben” Todd Jr.; one son, Albert “Bert” Benjamin Todd III; one brother, Robert Ray Meredith; and one sister, Joann M. Moorhead.
Mrs. Todd worked with the public school system and as owner of Bonnie Bay Blueberry farm until her retirement. She was a longtime member of Loris First United Methodist Church. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her.
Survivors include one daughter, Frann Todd Waldorf and her husband Edward; and four loving grandchildren, Todd Rivenbark, Whit Rivenbark, Emily Grace Todd and her mother, Jacquelyn Todd, and Carson Grainger.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, at Loris First United Methodist Church with Pastor Carl Harris and the Rev. Dr. Steven M. Todd officiating. Committal services were private. The family received friends following the service at Mrs. Todd’s home.
Memorials may be made to Loris First United Methodist Church, 3507 Broad St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.
 
OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 5, 2015 EDITION
Michelle ‘Shelly’ Marie Ashley
Michelle “Shelly” Marie Ashley, 45, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.
Ms. Ashley was born in Kingston, N.Y.
She was a daughter of the late Raymond Marshall and Linda Ashley.
Ms. Ashley worked as a caregiver for many years. Her hobbies included dining out, coordinating family gatherings and most importantly taking care of her children.
In addition to her mother she is survived by two daughters, Victoria Ashley and Santana Ashley; two sons, David Bach and Maximiliano Rodriguez Jr., children of Maximiliano Rodriguez Sr.; two sisters, Kimberly Ashley and Lauralee Ashley; one brother, Yon Marshall; three nieces, Kayla Ashley, Sierra King and Alexis Mack; one nephew, Christopher Ashley; two grandchildren, Jace Bach and Jameson Wentling; close friends of the family, Walter Mack and Melissa Mariziego; and many others.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, with the Rev. Margie Bellamy officiating.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, served the family.

Inez Marie Hilburn Atwell
Inez Marie Hilburn Atwell, 94, of Loris passed away on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on March 15, 1920, in Fayetteville, N.C., she was the daughter of James Walter Hilburn and Mertie Harrelson Hilburn.
Mrs. Atwell was a loving homemaker and a member of Body of Believers Ministry in Loris.
Survivors include one daughter, Murna C. Alsup and her husband Arlie; three grandchildren, Alan Wright and his wife Carri, Sandy Johnson and her husband Mike and Amy Cook and her husband Tony; five great-grandchildren, Aaron, Alyssa, Joshua, Ryan and Connor; one brother, Ancil Hilburn and his wife Daphine; and one sister, Mary Frances Strickland.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Henry Atwell; one daughter, Mary Catherine Atwell; four brothers, Lester Hilburn, Paul Hilburn, Lloyd Hilburn and Dewey Hilburn; and three sisters, Essie Mae Booth, Ruth Gerald and Mila Causey.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Atwell’s hospice care team, Joanne Haschak, Renee Kratzer, Kitty Boyd and Dr. Beth Cardosi.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 2, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Preacher Bobby Branton officiating. Committal services followed at Princeville Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Court, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Peggy Baldwin
Peggy Baldwin, 82, of Little River went to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 1, 2015, after a short battle with cancer.
Born on Aug. 8, 1932, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Bernard and Sarah Gillen.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, Jeremiah Patrick Clyne, who passed away in 1980; and four siblings, Anna Marie, Alexander, Lucy Ann and George.
In 1987 Mrs. Baldwin married Dale Baldwin.  They both retired in 1988 and moved to South Carolina in 1993.  During their retirement, the couple enjoyed traveling to many parts of the world.
She was very devoted to her faith and to her family.  She was a loving mother to the four Baldwin children, Thomas (Joan), George (Moira), Kathleen (Alfred) and Patricia (John). She was the grandmother of nine, the great-grandmother of two and a caring aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.
The family is very grateful for the excellent care that Mrs. Baldwin received from Heartland Hospice.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 6, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. She will be inurned at a later date in New York.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Kenneth Everett Bridges Jr.
Kenneth Everett Bridges Jr., 35, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Mr. Bridges was born on March 24, 1979, in Gastonia, N.C. He served his country with honor and courage in the United States Navy. He worked as a corrections officer with the Horry County Sheriff’s Department and was a Baptist. He will be most remembered as a loving husband and father.
Survivors include his wife, Amanda Dawn Graham Bridges of the home; two sons, Joel Graham Bridges and Zachary Drew Bridges, both of the home; one brother, Chris Bridges and his wife Crystal and their children, Logan and Lily, all of Conway; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ricky and Deborah Graham of Loris; and special friend and caregiver, PFC. Pilar Davin.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Eddie Hill, Chaplain Lindsey Inman and the Rev. Alvin Jackson officiating. Committal services with military honors followed at Princeville Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County, P.O. Box 1906, Conway, S.C. 29528.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Daniel M. Bruscella Jr.
Daniel M. Bruscella Jr., 65, of Longs, formerly of Staten Island, N.Y., died on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at NYU Medical Center in Manhattan, N.Y.
Born on Nov. 13, 1949, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Daniel and Margaret Bruscella.
Mr. Bruscella grew up in Dongan Hills and graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School. He relocated to Manalapan, N.J., in 1986 and settled in Longs in 2000.
Mr. Bruscella worked for 25 years for the city department of sanitation and retired as a district superintendent in 1999.
An avid golfer, he was a member of the Farmstead/Meadowlands Golf Club in Little River where he enjoyed playing in the men’s golf league.
Mr. Bruscella served as a guardian ad litem in the South Carolina court system. He was devoted to his family and his greatest joy was being with his grandson who was the light of his life.
Surviving are his wife of almost 40 years, the former Amanda Pierce; one son, Daniel Bruscella III (Melissa) of Staten Island; one daughter, Sabrina Hilliard of Longs; two brothers, James and Michael of New York; and his grandson, Landon of Longs.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 6, at Ocean Creek Resort (Creekside Conference Center) at 10600 N. Kings Hwy. in Myrtle Beach.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heroes for Children, 1320 Hwy. 501 Bus., Conway, S.C. 29526.
An online guest book is available at www.virginiafuneralchapel.com.
Virginia Funeral Chapel of Staten Island is serving the family.

Stephanie Nicole Callahan
Stephanie Nicole Callahan, 24, of Loris died on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.
Born on Jan. 12, 1991, in Conway, she was the daughter of Eddie Callahan (Angie) of Myrtle Beach and Eileen Johnson (Christopher) of Loris.
Ms. Callahan was employed by Hardee’s in Loris.
In addition to her parents she is survived by two children, Jason Allen and Mariyah Lynn Callahan; two brothers, Ryan Anthony Callahan of Loris and Daniel Jason Callahan of Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Maureen Leigh Callahan of College Grove, Tenn., and Amber Drawdy of Myrtle Beach; her paternal grandfather, Mack Callahan of Conway; her maternal grandparents, Gary Lee and Maureen Lee Thomas; and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the funeral home.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Doretha ‘Pete’ Huggins Cole
Doretha “Pete” Huggins Cole, 83, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Monroe, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at CMC-Main in Charlotte, N.C.
Born on Aug. 8, 1931, in Robeson County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Grady Neil Huggins and Ethel Leola Huggins Huggins.
Mrs. Cole was a registered nurse.
Survivors include one son, Neil Cole and his wife Jane of Charlotte; one daughter, Donna Ruth Hill and her husband Michael of Monroe; four grandchildren, Anne Marie Starnes and her husband Mark, Emily Nicole Parker and her husband Chris, Andrew Cole and Abby Cole; and four great-grandchildren, Sam Starnes, Alice Starnes, Cassidy Starnes and Caiden Parker.
Funeral services to celebrate her life were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Monroe. Interment followed at Lakeland Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe.
The family received friends for two hours prior to the services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
An online guest register book is available at www.davisfuneralservice.com.
Davis Funeral Service of Monroe served the family.

Shirley Lee Lewis
Shirley Lee Lewis, 79, of Nichols passed away on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence following an illness.
Born on Jan. 7, 1936, in Loris, she was the daughter of John Barley Lewis and Ethel Mackey Lewis.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Bonnie Edward Lewis; and one brother, Eldon Lewis.
Mrs. Lewis worked in textiles for many years and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Parker and her husband Doug and Roberta Daniels and her husband Jimmy, all of Nichols; five grandchildren, Lynn Britt and her husband Blake, Laura Hooks and her husband Randy, Johnny Todd and his wife Stacy, Amy Wallace and her husband David and Miranda Mincey; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Earlene Baxley of Texas and Vernell Johnson of Conway.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, at Bethany Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Lewis officiating. Committal services followed at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 2, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Patricia Ann Mogilka
Patricia Ann Mogilka, 77, of Longs passed away on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.
Born on May 11, 1937, in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Karl and Pauline Dziedzic Bauer.
Mrs. Mogilka was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was a former employee at Comfort Inn and Suites in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include three sons, John Mogilka of Goshen, Mass., Carl Ray Mogilka Sr. and Frederick Mogilka, both of Longs; two daughters, Kathleen Staples of Garden City and Carol Dyl of Whiteville, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald S. Mogilka Sr.; and one son, Gerald S. Mogilka Jr. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at Buck Creek Baptist Church in Longs.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
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Carl Friedrich Rolf Sr.
Carl Friedrich Rolf Sr., 77, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital following an illness.
Born on Oct. 17, 1937, in New York, N.Y., he was the son of the late John Rolf and the late Elsie Oldhafer Rolf.
Mr. Rolf was a retired school bus mechanic and a member of Springfield Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betsy L. Rolf of the home; three sons, Carl F. Rolf Jr. of North Myrtle Beach, Eric Rolf of Bladenboro, N.C., and Patrick Rolf of Loris; one daughter, Betty Pyle and her husband Darrel of Franklin, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 12 noon on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Springfield Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Slomka and the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating.
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OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 26, 2015 EDITION
Russell Edwards Anderson Sr.
Russell Edwards Anderson Sr., 84, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015.
Mr. Anderson was born in Linthicum, Md., the son of Asa and Pauline Anderson.
Mr. Anderson was a graduate of Glen Burnie High School and the Maryland Institute. He was a retired designer with Westinghouse Aerospace in Baltimore, Md. He was a veteran of the Korean War, a life member of the Calabash VFW and a member of the North Myrtle Beach American Legion.
He is survived by Karen Anderson of Baltimore; Paula Skovron (Edward) of Little River; Russell Anderson Jr. of Baltimore; and Linda Burlew (Stewart) of Mt. Airy, Md., and their three children, Stefin, Sean and Seth.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 508 Hampton St., Columbia, S.C. 29201.
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Richard E. Bolton
Richard E. Bolton, 88, of Little River passed away on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Hague, N.Y., on Feb. 2, 1927, he was the son of Harry B. Havens and Pauline Bolton. In 1935 he was adopted by his grandparents, Richard J. and Mame Bolton.
Mr. Bolton was a graduate of Hague High School in 1944, Champlain College in 1949 and Siena College in 1951.
The following excerpt is from The Congressional Record that was written by his good friend, the Honorable Gerald B. H. Solomon. “If you can’t imagine Washington without its monuments, you can’t imagine Hague without the presence, inspiration and steady hand of Dick Bolton.”
I measure a man by how much he gives to his neighbors and to his community. By that measure, Dick Bolton has been a giant. Consider that he was a busy employee of International Paper Company for 29 years, retiring as a department superintendent. He still found time to serve seven terms on the Warren County Board of Supervisors and two terms as that board’s chairman.
He was on the Board of Directors for the Supervisors and County Legislators Association from 1983 to 1988, and third vice president of that association in 1991. He also served as a member of the Lake George Park Commission and chairman of the Glens Falls Transportation Council.
He was also active in his community, serving as a Past Commander of the American Legion, past president of the Hague Fish and Game Club, Warren County Conservation Council, New York State Region 5 of the Fish and Wildlife Management Board and the Hague Chamber of Commerce. He was a past Vestryman of the Episcopal Church and a charter member of the Hague Fire Department.”
Mr. Bolton loved the game of golf and played for well over 50 years. His accomplishments include being the club champion at the Ticonderoga Country Club and Cypress Bay Country Club in Little River. In 1992 he won the gold medal in golf at the Empire State Games in Albany, N.Y., and in 1995 he finished third in the World Amateur Championships held in Myrtle Beach beating over 4,000 amateur golfers.
He is survived by his sons, Richard Jr. and his wife Sharon and their children, Collin, Erin and Haley; Stephen and his wife, Jennifer; Terence and his wife, Pamela and his daughter, Katherine; and his daughter, Elizabeth Slycord and her husband, Frank and their children Corinne and Joseph Maxwell.
There will be no calling hours – Richard will be buried alongside his loving wife of 64 years, Penelope, in the Valley View Cemetery in Ticonderoga, N.Y., at the convenience of the family.
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Estefay Sarvis Doyle Goforth
Estefay Sarvis Doyle Goforth, 71, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on April 14, 1943, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Estaline Doyle Parvin.
Mrs. Goforth worked with Aberdeen Industries for over 20 years as well as in the home health care field for many years. She was a Baptist. She will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, Curtis Goforth Sr. of Walnut Cove, N.C.; two daughters, Carolyn Dean and her husband Joey and Debbie Rabon and her husband Rodney, all of Loris; two sons, Roy Carl Doyle Jr. and Roger Doyle and his wife Sandy, all of Conway; two sisters, Joan Cox of Loris and Judy Pruitt of Gastonia, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a special cousin, Annie Rabon of Loris; and a dear friend, Selma Bullins of Reidsville, N.C.
In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by her first husband, Roy Carl Doyle Sr.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Floyd officiating. Committal services followed at Fox Branch Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Thomas H. ‘Tom’ Knowles
Thomas H. “Tom” Knowles, 74, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.
Born on June 3, 1940, in Syracuse, N.Y., he was the son of the late T. Henry and Mary Knowles.
Mr. Knowles received his BS from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa., and his MBA from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla. Prior to entering the United States Marine Corps, he was employed by Sandia Corporation in Albuquerque, N.M.
Mr. Knowles was retired from the USMC and was a career pilot, serving two tours in Viet Nam and also a senior flight instructor in Pensacola. He was involved with training Joe Kerwin (Skylab 3) and Ed Gibson (Skylab 4), astronauts with NASA.
Mr. Knowles was a past flight officer and life member of the Order of Daedalians, the National Fraternal Order of Military Pilots and the USMC/Combat Helicopter Association.
Survivors include one sister, Marianne Hardies of Goshen, Ind.; and one nephew, Tom Hardies of Burr Ridge, Ill.
Burial with full military honors will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. No local services are planned.
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William George Love
William George Love, 52, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on Sept. 17, 1962, in Okinawa, Japan, he was the son of the late George Love and the late Mary Long Love.
Mr. Love graduated from Conway High School where he won a wrestling scholarship. He then attended Coastal Carolina University before deciding to make his career in the golf industry. A member of the PGA of America, he worked at several courses in the area. He made his last golf home at Black Bear Golf Club in Loris where he was an assistant golf professional. Mr. Love was passionate about the game of golf, enjoyed the outdoors, music, good friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Angela Love of the home; one daughter, Nicole Mills of the home; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Willie Bullard of Myrtle Beach; sister, Trena Love of Myrtle Beach; one nephew, Porter Cyr of Myrtle Beach; his mother-in-law, Gladys Funderburk of Loris; sister and brother-in-law, Jay and Marlene Hehnke of Garden City; sister-in-law, Kathy Willis of Lincolnton, N.C.; brother-in-law, Randy Connor of Pageland; and many nieces and nephews in the North Carolina and South Carolina areas.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Real Life Church at 701 65th Ave. N. in Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Willie Love Fundraiser, Conway National Bank, P.O. Box 1129, Little River, S.C. 29566.
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Robert ‘Bob’ Pasko
Robert “Bob” Pasko, 84, of Little River died on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on May 23, 1930, in Farmington, W.V., he was the son of the late Tony and Jenny Pasko.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Tessie Pasko; three brothers; and one sister.
Mr. Pasko was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Tri-State Airport in Huntington, W.V.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Mary Conaway (Saban) Pasko; five children, Vickie Pasko Sullivan (Mark) of Ohio, Robert Pasko (Vickie) of West Virginia, John Pasko (Natasha) of Florida, Nick Saban (Terry) of Alabama and Dene Saban Thompson (Leroy) of West Virginia; nine grandchildren, Nikki Stambaugh, Mark Sullivan (Casey), Kimberly Sullivan, Tessa Thompson (Ray Piggott), George L. Thompson III (Missy), Judy Thompson (Bradley Myers), J.D. Thompson (Ashley), Nicholas Saban (Kelsie) and Kristen Saban (Adam); and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A funeral mass was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church where Bob and Mary served as Eucharistic Ministers. Burial will be in Huntington.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Nick’s Kids Foundation, 1130 University Blvd., B9-201, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406.
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Ralph Eugene Presnell
Ralph Eugene Presnell, 72, of Longs passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Columbia due to complications following heart disease.
Born on May 5, 1942, in Tip Top, Va., he was the son of Ruth Frostell (Presnell).
He was predeceased by one daughter, Jeanine Marie Presnell.
Mr. Presnell grew up in Detroit, Mich., where he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He then went on to live the majority of his life in Dale City, Va., and retired to Myrtle Beach, where he remained until his passing.
Mr. Presnell was a hard working man with a passion for sports, especially golf.
He is survived by his wife, Agnes (Nancy) of Myrtle Beach; two sons, Ralph Presnell II and David Presnell; one daughter, Heather Presnell; and three grandchildren, Jason, Arianna and Heather.
Mr. Presnell will be buried in a private family ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. A memorial will take place in Detroit for family and friends.
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Albert R. Quackenbush
Albert R. Quackenbush, 95, of Carolina Shores, N.C., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Aug. 27, 1919, in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late Charles Quackenbush and Emily Gross Quackenbush, the second of five sons and one daughter.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Charles (Whitey) Quackenbush Jr., Harold Quackenbush and Rudolph Quackenbush; and one sister, Lillian Quackenbush.
Mr. Quackenbush grew up in Port Monmouth, N.J., where his parents owned and operated the Lone Star Market general store. After graduating from Middletown High School, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served his country proudly in World War II. He married Catherine Eleanor Miller on July 19, 1941. She predeceased him in 2005.
Mr. Quackenbush pursued a career in the insurance business and eventually became a partner in Van Pelt & Son Independent Insurance Agency in Monmouth County, N.J. He retired and moved from New Jersey and selected Carolina Shores because of his love of golf. He was a member of Beacon Hill Country Club in Atlantic Highlands, N.J., and became a member of The Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach. When he wasn’t playing golf, he was an active member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church and the North Myrtle Beach Rotary Club. He was a member of American Legion Post 338 in Leonardo, N.J., and then of American Legion Post 503 in Calabash, N.C. He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Order Lodge 172 of Atlantic Highlands, N.J.
He was honored for his dedication to the Boy Scouts of America by achieving the highest award of the Silver Beaver. At the age of 15, he began collecting stamps and continued as a philatelist through most of his life.
He is survived by one brother, Dr. John Quackenbush of Texas; one sister-in-law, Gloria Scott of New Jersey; two daughters, Donna Lynn Levinski of Carolina Shores and Beverly Joy Lynch of Key West; one son-in law, Joseph (Skip) Levinski of Carolina Shores; five grandchildren, Tami Mc Grail (Pablo), Tara Sellers, Joseph F. Levinski III, Shannon Lynch and Sarah Lynch; five great-grandchildren, Makaela Sellers, Emily Mc Grail, Eric Sellers Jr., Virginia McGrail and Charlotte Willis; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jo Ann Turkopp.
The family is grateful for the loving care given to him by Terry Hatfield and the caregivers at Terry’s Personal Care Home in Calabash.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his name to the North Myrtle Beach Rotary Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 823, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597 or to the charity of your choice.
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Benny G. Shelton
Benny G. Shelton, 60, of Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at home surrounded by his family.
He was born on March 4, 1954, in Hurt, Va.
Mr. Shelton was an avid NASCAR fan, loved #48 Jimmy Johnson and Ocean Creek Plantation in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Donna Gillispie Shelton; his mother, Lucy Shelton Matherly; one daughter, Melissa Dalton; five step-sons; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-2794.
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Annie Rose Hewitte Smith
Annie Rose Hewitte Smith, 89, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on Sept. 24, 1925, in East Rockingham, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Samuel Hewitte and the late Isabelle Sanford Hewitte.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Thomas Smith; and one daughter, Mary Ann Smith Joyner.
Mrs. Smith was a loving homemaker, a dedicated member of Loris Chapter #106 Order of the Eastern Star and a longtime member of Sweet Home Baptist Church.
Survivors include one granddaughter, Jennifer Bourroughs Joyner Bernardi and her husband Gresham Sackett of Hampton, Va.; two grandsons, David Christian Joyner of Kentucky and Mark Alexander Joyner of Virginia; one great-grandson, Hunter Stephen Hinnant of Virginia; two brothers, Jerry Hewitte and his wife Betsy of Florida and Ronald Hewitte and his wife Carolyn of South Carolina; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, at Sweet Home Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Seckman officiating. Committal services followed at Buck Creek Cemetery. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the services at Sweet Home Baptist Church.
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Donald W. Thomas
Donald W. Thomas, 76, of Longs passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.
Born on Sept. 16, 1938, in Greensboro, N.C., he was the son of the late Nathaniel and Marion Thomas.
He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Ethel; and one aunt, Robbie.
Mr. Thomas was an avid golfer and enjoyed time spent with his many friends on and off the golf course. He lived life to the fullest.
He was proud of his service to his country as a 101st Airborne Screaming Eagle.
He is survived by two daughters, Donna (Marvin) and Marlo;  seven grandchildren, David, Michael, Amanda, Jessica, James, LaToya and Brandi; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Larry (Joan); his companion, Nancy Gramolino; and his beloved cats.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, March 7, at Little River United Methodist Church in Little River with visitation immediately following in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Little River United Methodist Church, Wounded Warrior Project or the American Heart Association.
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David Brent Williams
Lt. Col. David Brent Williams, 78, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on May 30, 1936, in Wichita, Kansas, he was the son of Melvin and Virginia Stokes Williams.
He was predeceased by two daughters, Kelly and Suzanne; and one sister, Karen.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Rebecca Johns Williams; three sons, Jeffrey (Carol), Kevin (Isolda) and Kirk; three grandsons, Schuyler, Taylor and Steven; one great-grandson, Caiden; and two nieces, Brigitta and Liesl Pyle.
Mr. Williams graduated from Wichita State University and earned a MBA from the University of Colorado. He retired from the Air Force (Vietnam veteran) in 1979 and was a member of the VFW and American Legion.
Mr. Williams joined the state of Maryland in 1979 as director of the Management Information Systems Division and retired from the state of Maryland in 1996. He was a director of the Maryland State Employees Credit Union (SECU).  He served as a deacon in Laurel Presbyterian Church of Laurel, Md.
He and Becky moved to North Myrtle Beach 19 years ago from the Washington, D.C., area and never looked back. He was active in their community, traveled and played golf and truly enjoyed all their family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River. A celebration of his life will be held at Tidewater Community Center at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 7.
In lieu of flowers contributions in David’s name may be made to North Strand Helping Hand and The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach.
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OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 19, 2015 EDITION
Daniel Lewis ‘Danny’ Blackburn
Daniel Lewis “Danny” Blackburn, 64, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on July 31, 1950, in Loris, he was the son of the late Dossie Mercherson Blackburn and the late Daisy Dawsey Blackburn.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Roger Dale Blackburn and Jimmy Mercherson Blackburn.
Mr. Blackburn was a retired painter and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife of almost 46 years, Dianne C. Blackburn of the home; two daughters, Becky B. McDowell and her husband John Stafford and Barbara Gayle Blackburn Cetin and her husband Hakan, all of Loris; three loving grandsons, Steven Blackburn, Daniel Stafford and Thomas Roberts, all of Loris; one brother, Franklin “Frank” Blackburn and his wife, Deborah of Loris; one sister, Lorry Blackburn Sarvis and her husband Tim of Loris; one sister-in-law, Annie Mae B. Causey of Loris; and many loving nieces and nephews.
The family sends a heartfelt thank you to everyone at Amedisys Healthcare and Physical Therapy Group and Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care. Their love, support and tremendous care given will not be forgotten.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mark Slomka officiating. Visitation was held for two hours prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Danny Blackburn Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 672, Loris, SC 29569.
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Ronald Gene Cox
Ronald Gene Cox, 65, of Little River passed away on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.
Born on June 16, 1949, in Loris, he was the son of Eunice Johnson Cox and the late Joe Burnis Cox Jr.
Mr. Cox was a graduate of Loris High School and Horry-Georgetown Technical College. He served in the Navy from 1967 to 1971 and was employed with Myrtle Beach Grand Prix for over 20 years.  He was president of USAR Hooters Pro Cup Racing Series for 11 years.  He was a member of Camp Swamp United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Blanton Cox of the home; two sons, Tony Cox and his wife Medissa of Myrtle Beach and Matt Cox of Little River; one sister, Gayle Cox Steed and her husband Dickie of Statham, Ga.; one brother, Neil Cox and his wife Heather of Aynor; three grandchildren, Anna Brice Cox, Cade Cox and Cowen Cox, all of Myrtle Beach; and an abundance of extended family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, from Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Evans officiating.  Visitation was held for one hour prior to services. Burial followed in Bellamy-Brooks Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-2794.
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Willie Joe James
Willie Joe James, 80, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on March 27, 1934, in Loris, he was the son of the late Jesse Andrews James and the late Ruby Rita Smith James.
Mr. James worked as an electrician and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Nell James of the home; one son, Jeffrey James and his wife Kris of Loris; one daughter, Sandra Parker and her husband Stanley of Longs; four grandchildren, Jacob Parker and Joshua Parker, both of Longs, and Ashley Carignan and James Carignan, both of Loris; and one sister, Carolyn James King and her husband Wayne of Jacksonville, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, at Macedonia Baptist Church with Pastor Allen Singletary and the Rev. Bill Thompson officiating. Committal services followed at Patterson Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice, 1301 Main St., Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Ross A. LaPorta
Father Ross A. LaPorta, 88, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Brightwater Retirement Community in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 15, 1927, in Frostburg, Md., he was the son of the late Ross A. LaPorta and Kathleen Stowell LaPorta.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Father Gerald F. LaPorta.
Father LaPorta was a graduate of St. Charles Seminary College in Catonsville, Md., St. Mary’s Seminary Paca Street in Baltimore, Md., and St. Mary’s Seminary Roland Park in Baltimore. In 1945, Father LaPorta was ordained into the priesthood at St. Mary’s Roland Park. His first assignment was St. Matthew Catholic Church in Baltimore. He served as priest for several other churches in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Upon retirement, Father LaPorta moved to Little River to live with his mother and brother.
A mass of christian burial was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach with Father Dan Fleming of Atlanta, Ga., officiating. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The Office of the Dead service was held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Tony Ray Phipps
Tony Ray Phipps, 46, of Loris passed away on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.
Born on Feb. 28, 1968, in Loris, he was the son of Joyce Hughes Boyd and the late Herbert Phipps Jr.
In addition to his mother, survivors include one sister, Janice Owen and her husband Ronnie of Clarkton, N.C.; two brothers, Herbert “Bo” Phipps III and his wife Teresa of Clarkton and Chris Phipps of Loris; one son, Zachary Phipps of Denver, Col.; one aunt, Betty Springs of Loris; and one cousin, Darra McDaniel of Loris.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
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Amelia M. Richards
Amelia M. Richards, 95, of Little River passed away on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.
She is survived by one son, Randy Richards; one sister-in-law, Betty Richards; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert J. Richards.
A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach at 12 noon on Thursday, Feb. 19. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church or the North Myrtle Beach Library.
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Donald W. Thomas
Donald W. Thomas, 76, of Longs, formerly of Greensboro, N.C., died on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.
He was born on Sept. 16, 1938.
Mr. Thomas is survived by two daughters, Donna Thomas and Marlo Thomas; and one brother, Larry Thomas.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
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Kim Bailey Westbrook
Kim Bailey Westbrook, 58, of Loris passed away on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at McLeod Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on Feb. 19, 1956, in Hornell, N.Y., he was the son of the late Paul Westbrook and the late Donna Nobles Westbrook.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter, Sarah Rose Westbrook; and one brother, Douglas Westbrook.
Mr. Westbrook worked as a chef and was a Methodist. He resided in Andover, N.Y., for many years and graduated in 1975 from Belmont Central School in Belmont, N.Y. He enjoyed Civil War Reenactments, riding Harleys and music.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Bowns of the home; three daughters, Amanda Westbrook, Amber Westbrook Westler and her husband Ryan, all of Rochester, N.Y., and Melissa Westbrook of Houston, Texas; two grandsons, Kyle and Nico; two sisters, Vicki Winters and her husband Emile of Arizona and Dianne Wilson and her husband Darrel of New York; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
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OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 12, 2015 EDITION
Carol T. Bullard
Carol T. Bullard, 71, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, with her family by her side.
Born in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Grant Devine and Aileen Grainger Tyler.
Mrs. Bullard was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She spent her childhood on the family farm in Spring Branch, N.C., until she moved to Myrtle Beach in her early teens. She was a graduate of Myrtle Beach High School. Like so many others, she enjoyed skating at the Pavilion, where she met her husband and they were married for 54 years. She began her working career as a legal secretary and eventually retired from a long career as the controller for Longley Supply. She enjoyed many hobbies including gardening, NASCAR and crafting. But the one thing she enjoyed the most was family. We will miss her wisdom and guidance, the love she shared, but most of all her smile.
She is survived by her husband, Malcolm “Mike” B. Bullard Jr.; one son, Gary K. Bullard of Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Connie B. Register and her husband David of Willard, N.C.; one brother, Larry Devine Tyler of Myrtle Beach; one sister, Linda Sue Kiser of Myrtle Beach; and three grandchildren, Lester A. Furr IV, Olivia N. Furr and Keith J. Bullard.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with Dr. Wayne Brown officiating. Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery in Nichols. The family received friends from 11:30 a.m. until 12:50 p.m. at the funeral home prior to her funeral.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401-7335.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Phillip David Dodson
Phillip David Dodson, 82, of Little River, formerly of Charleston, W.V., died on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born in Huntington, W.V., he was the son of the late Ernest and Ruth McComas Dodson.
Mr. Dodson retired from the West Virginia Department of Employment Security. After retirement, he and his wife, Gypsie, moved to Little River where he worked in real estate and part-time at various area golf courses. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a charter member of Little River Elks Lodge #2840.
In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter, Allyson Hager (Tony); three grandchildren, Elizabeth Adkins (Kevin), Victoria Reynolds and John-Phillip Hager; five great-grandchildren, Gavin, Aiden, Kaleb, Emma and Evelyn; and one brother-in-law, Frank R. Rakes (Tina) and their daughters, Tonya Prince and Alicia Pachuta.
At Mr. Dodson’s request, there will be no service. The family will celebrate his life at a later time in West Virginia.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Kimberly L. Hartley-Bretsnyder
Kimberly L. Hartley-Bretsnyder (KHB), 50, of North Myrtle Beach, wife of William Bretsnyder, passed away on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.
Born on July 30, 1964, in Boone, N.C., she was raised by her parents, Gwyn and the late Clara Hartley, in the quaint resort town of Blowing Rock, N.C.
She graduated from the local high school and attended the Atlanta, Ga., School of Art and Design.
Kimberly spent most of her adult life in the interior design business, learning and working in her parents business, “Hartley’s Interiors”, and then branching off on her own to create “Kim’s Interiors” in Charlotte, N.C., and in her hometown. She met her husband, Bill, in 2000, moved to North Myrtle Beach and together opened KHB Interiors & Home Furnishings in October 2003. Over her career, she served hundreds of clients with great passion. She and William were married on May 21, 2005.
Kimberly had an infectious personality, smile, sense of humor, laughter, gracefulness and kindness about her. She loved to be with and around people and help anyone with anything. She was a rare breed indeed.
She loved to travel, go to concerts, sit at the beach with a glass of wine and have long conversations about the future with her husband.
You will always be loved; you are already greatly missed and will never be forgotten.
Other than her father, Gwyn Hartley, she is survived by her husband, William J. “Bill” Bretsnyder; one brother, Randall T. Hartley; one sister, Tammy I. Hartley; one step-son, Nicholas Bretsnyder; and one step-grandson, Jayden.
Kimberly was the owner of KHB Interior Home Furnishings in Little River.
Services will be held at a later date.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Frederick Kronemeyer
Frederick Kronemeyer, 65, of Longs died on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Born on Dec. 19, 1949, in New Brunswick, N.J., he was the son of the late John and Helen Siliwono Kronemeyer.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Kelly Marie Saitta.
Mr. Kronemeyer is survived by one daughter, Dana Browne (Dwayne); one brother, John Kronemeyer; and eight grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Sacred Heart Church of Holy Family Parish in New Brunswick. The family received friends for 30 minutes prior to the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Frances K. Lee
Frances K. Lee, 88, of Myrtle Beach, formerly of Dillon, died on Wednesday, Feb., 4, 2015, at the Conway Manor in Conway.
Mrs. Lee is survived by one son, Allen Rene Lee (Jackie) of Myrtle Beach; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, at Florence Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach, 500 4th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Christine M. Lyons
Christine M. Lyons, 41, of Little River died on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015.
Born on July 13, 1973, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of Russell and Patricia Foster Huppmann.
Mrs. Lyons was a big football fan and loved the Washington Redskins, the beach and animals.
Other than her parents, she is survived by two children, Christopher Rickman and Lauren Wright; one sister, Donnell George; one grandchild, Joslynn Rickman; and two nieces and one nephew, whom she adored.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, at Living Water Baptist Church in Longs. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Living Water Baptist Church, Christine M. Lyons Memorial, 1569 Hwy. 9 E., Longs, S.C. 29568.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Theda B. Niedzwiecki
Theda B. Niedzwiecki, 88, of Little River died on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.
Born on Aug. 23, 1926, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Minnie (Vitula) Mullen in Washington Township, Pa.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph B.; two brothers, William and Edward; and one sister, Dolores.
Mrs. Neidzwiecki was active in public service and retired from the Huron County Board of Elections.
She is survived by one daughter, Darbe (LeRoy) of Hilliard, Ohio; one son, William of Monclova, Ohio; nine grandchildren; nine-great-grandchildren; one brother, James; one sister, Marilyn of Belle Vernon, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to The OhioHealth Home Reach Hospice.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Robert E. Weaver
Robert E. Weaver, 86, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family and friends.
Born on Aug. 4, 1928, in Parkersburg, W.V., he was the son of Gleston Weaver and Arvilla Layfield.
He is survived by one brother, W.O. Weaver; two sons, Robert Weaver II and Rodney Weaver; two daughters, Laura Weaver and Cherie Miller (Bob), four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Mary Ellen Burdzy.
A celebration of his life will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Rosa Lee Wilkins
Rosa Lee Wilkins, 92, of Little River, widow of Virgil A. Wilkins, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.
She was born on March 22, 1922.
Mrs. Wilkins is survived by one daughter, Terry L. Wilkins of Atlanta; and one son, Harvey Wilkins of North Charleston.
Entombment services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
A special thanks to the Cypress Unit staff at Brightwater; nurses, Eileen, Michele, Frances, Pauline, Glynnis, Cayla, Cheryl and Laura; and to CNAs, Kim, Liz, Susan, Tameka, Lawonda, Rhonda, Kendra, Tommie and Britany; Jackie in food service; Deborah and Susan in activities; social worker, Kathy Keenan; and to Heartland Hospice: Heather, Melissa, Meredith, Lara and Kendra. Thank you very much for all you did for our Mom.
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Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 5, 2015 EDITION
Lucille Adams
Lucille Adams, 76, of Little River passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2015.
Mrs. Adams was born on Sept. 9, 1938.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Little River.
Visitation was held on Friday, Jan. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Frank Shields Memorial Chapel.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River served the family.

John Aaron Burr Jr.
John Aaron Burr Jr., 79, of Cheraw and North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.
Born on Feb. 1, 1935, in Cheraw, he was the son of the late John Aaron Burr Sr. and the late Allie Mae Hall Burr.
He was predeceased by one sister, Katie Burr of Cheraw; and one brother, Tom Burr of Cheraw.
Mr. Burr attended Cheraw High School and was voted “Best Dressed”, “Most Popular” and was president of his senior class. He played baseball and football and earned a football scholarship to attend Clemson University. He loved to watch his Clemson Tigers play football. He was a coach and mentor to youth sports; loved to play golf, hunt and fish.  He was a commercial real estate broker and loved developing real estate. He was a friend to all, easy to like and will be missed.
He is survived by one brother, Kenny Burr; four children, John Burr III, Todd Burr, Billy Burr and Rebecca Burr Cook; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and another due in March.
A graveside service will be held at Old Saint David’s Cemetery in Cheraw at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7.
Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw is serving the family.

Walter ‘Walt’ Douglas Fisher III
Walter “Walt” Douglas Fisher III, 49, of North Myrtle Beach was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.
Born on June 5, 1965, in Fayetteville, N.C., he was the son of Nesbeth B. Fisher and the late Walter “Buster” Douglas Fisher Jr. of Cedar Creek, N.C.
Mr. Fisher grew up working in the family business, Fisher’s Grocery in Cedar Creek. After graduating from Reid Ross High School, he went on to a life of service.  His career began with the Fayetteville Police Department and SWAT Team in the early 1990s. After 9/11 he trained Air Marshalls in New Mexico and taught training for the Myrtle Beach Police. Later he became a senior security advisor for Praetorian Standard Inc. in Iraq and Afghanistan, with whom he was working for at the time of his death.
More than his career, Mr. Fisher was known for his larger than life personality.  His muscular exterior was a deceptive cover for his big heart and bigger than life sense of humor.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Andrea “Dre’” Fisher; one sister, Deborah Fisher Davis and her husband Phil of Eastover, N.C.; one daughter, Sarah Thomas of Fort Myers, Fla.; two uncles, Clinton Birtschi and Jake Birtschi; two nieces, Misty Gilder of Myrtle Beach and Sally Shaw-Owen of Eastover; two great-nephews, Eli Gilder and Fisher Owen; and his in-laws, Rose and James Poore, Bettina and Sean Calcote, Michael Poore, Felicia and Tim Speas and Sadie Burkett of Fayetteville.
The family will receive visitors from 12 noon to 2 p.m. followed by the service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Conference Center at Barefoot Resort at 2250 Premier Resort Blvd. in North Myrtle Beach. Burial will follow at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and North Carolina Tactical Officers Association.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Michael Anthony ‘Mike’ Johnson
Michael Anthony “Mike” Johnson, 58, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
Born on July 28, 1956, he was the son of the late Ed and Pat Johnson of North Myrtle Beach.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one son, Roy Swanson; and two sisters, Genne and Sandy.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Barbara Johnson; one daughter, Donna Normandeau; two granddaughters of North Myrtle Beach; one grandson, Garrett Swanson of North Myrtle Beach; three sisters, Diane Lyonnais (Steve) of Longs, Susan Loveday of North Myrtle Beach and Pat Kolbe of Michigan; one brother, Sonny Johnson (Mickey) of Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
Arrangements for his memorial will be on facebook, send friend request susan.loveday.108@facebook.com.
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Myrtle Beach Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Ethel Emma Cook Lockwood
Ethel Emma Cook Lockwood, 92, of Green Sea passed away on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on Aug. 7, 1922, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Fred Cook and the late Charlotte Chopping Cook.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Peter P. Lockwood; one daughter, Joan Albrecht; and one grandson, Paul Albrecht.
Mrs. Lockwood was a homemaker and a Catholic. She will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include three sons, Peter Lockwood and his wife Maryan and August “Gus” Lockwood and his wife Madeleine, all of New York, and Paul Lockwood of Florida; four daughters, Deborah Casey and her husband Thomas of Colorado, Mary Morgan and her husband Jay of Vermont, Ethel Olsen and her husband Toby of Green Sea and Sharen Grosberger and her husband Frank of Wisconsin; 13 loving grandchildren; eight loving great-grandchildren; and one sister, Edna Dolloff of New Hampshire.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Tim Osment officiating. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Mary Pizza
Mary Pizza of Longs passed away on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Little River in the company of her children.
Born in Stirling, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Dominick and Irene Ferraro.
She lived in South Plainfield for many years where she raised her family prior to retiring to Longs with her husband, the late Armand Pizza Sr., who passed away in 1999.
Mrs. Pizza was employed for many years by Input Data Company in Middlesex, N.J., as an office manager. She continued to work full time in her retirement for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Mary was an avid reader and also a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed trips to the casino and travelling to Italy and England. During football season, Sundays were spent with the television tuned in to the NFL Red Zone channel.
She is survived by three sons; Armand Pizza Jr. (Trish), Dominick Pisa and Vincent Pizza (Rosemary); two grandchildren, Zachary Pizza and Isabella Pizza; one brother, Dominick Ferraro; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
Contributions in Mrs. Pizza’s name may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at http://www.ocrf.org/donatenow.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Robert E. Weaver
Robert E. Weaver, 86, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family and friends.
Born on Aug. 4, 1928, in Parkersburg, W.V., he was the son of Gleston Weaver and Arvilla Layfield.
He is survived by one brother, W.O. Weaver; two sons, Robert Weaver II and Rodney Weaver; two daughters, Laura Weaver and Cherie Miller (Bob), four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Mary Ellen Burdzy.
Mr. Weaver was a 1946 graduate of Parkersburg High School where he earned letters in eight varsity sports.
As a member of the 1092nd Engineer Combat Battalion of the Army National Guard, Sergeant Weaver shipped out for Korea on Valentine’s Day 1950; then returned to West Virginia to finish his education at Glenville State Teacher’s College where he earned nine varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball and track.
Mr. Weaver spent 46 years as a teacher and coach in Virginia and Ohio, eventually earning a master’s degree from Kent State University.  In 1988, he retired to North Myrtle Beach so he could devote time to his passion of golf. He became a fixture at Beachwood Golf Course in North Myrtle Beach where he would hit balls or play a few holes daily. He made two holes in one.
Meeting him in heaven will be his wife of 28 years, Mary Weaver, his brothers Billy and James, his parents, and a host of friends, colleagues and former students, who will all be delighted to have a glass of wine with him.
A celebration of his life will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 29, 2015 EDITION
Lorinda Gaye Grantham Alford
Lorinda Gaye Grantham Alford, 54, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at her home following a sudden illness.
Born on March 7, 1960, in Thomasville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Monroe Dudley Grantham Sr. and the late Laura Kathern Heath Grantham.
Mrs. Gaye was a loving homemaker and a Baptist. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and sister.
Survivors include four children, Justin Alford and his wife Ashton, Dana Griffin and her husband John and Sabrina Alford, all of Loris, and Christy Thompson and her husband Brad of Conway; their father, Charlie Alford of Loris; four grandchildren, Kali Griffin, Kadien Griffin, Jaci Griffin and Connor Thompson; three brothers, Randal Cox and his wife Annie of Burlington, N.C., Kenny Cox of Fayetteville, N.C., and Monroe Dudley Grantham Jr. and his wife Princess of Tabor City, N.C.; and two sisters, Kathy Powell and her husband Franklin of Tabor City and Melissa Ransom and her husband Charles of Clarkton, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Randal Cox officiating. Committal services followed at Riverside Cemetery in Nichols. Visitation was held for two hours prior to services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Sue D. Durako
Sue D. Durako, 92, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family, who said she was the best mother you could ask for. She was always filled with laughter and a beautiful smile.
Born on Jan. 22, 1923, in Valdese, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Rufus A. and Lisa Jane Chapman Denton.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward W. Durako.
Mrs. Durako was a member of Living Water Baptist Church.
She is survived by three children, Larry W. Vick, Paul B. Vick and Tanya V. Todd; two sisters, Ethel Millard and Hazel Davis; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcremtory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Alfred Gust Ford
Alfred Gust Ford, 89, of Largo, Fla., died on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.
Born on July 7, 1925, in Jamestown, N.Y., he was the son of the late Spiro and Arsi Ford.
Mr. Ford was a life-long Jamestown resident until his 1991 retirement when he and his late wife, Jeanne Nelson Ford, relocated to North Myrtle Beach. After the death of his wife on Jan. 16, 2012, he moved to Largo to be near his children.
Mr. Ford was a 1943 Jamestown High School graduate where he served as class treasurer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving as a V-12 candidate during World War II and graduated from Duke University with a U.S. Navy ensign commission in 1946.
After his 1948 marriage to Jeanne Nelson, he graduated from New York School of Law and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1950. He established his law office in the Jamestown Wellman Building and served as Jamestown justice of the peace for two terms during the 1950s.
After moving his law office to the Hotel Jamestown Building, he represented the former Dow Craft Co. and Ellison Bronze Co., as corporate counsel and served a stint as board chairman before his retirement.
His civic activities included membership in the Jamestown Optimist Club, Jamestown American Legion, American Legion Post 186 in Little River, Jamestown Shrine Club Mt. Moriah Lodge, Scottish Rite Ishmalia Temple and played the glockenspiel in the marching Shrine Drum and Bugle Corps.
His church affiliations included First Congregational Church of Jamestown and Trinity United Methodist Church of North Myrtle Beach. Mr. Ford belonged to and played golf at Moon Brook Country Club in Jamestown and The Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by three children, Cynthia A. Scott of Pinellas Park, Fla., John T. Ford of Albuquerque, N.M., and William E. Ford of Independance, Ky.; six grandchildren, Mary Ford and Rachel Ford, both of Albuquerque, and Casey Ford of Phoenix, Ariz., Chase Ford of Independance, Leslie Caplin of Largo and U.S. Navy Lt. Tracy Scott of San Diego, Calif.; one great-granddaughter, Samantha Caplin of Largo; one sister, Joan E. Emerson of Bemus Point, N.Y.; and two nephews, Clay F. Emerson of Orlando, Fla., and William F. Emerson of Jamestown.
Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 186, 4285 Pine Drive, Little River, S.C. 92566 or Trinity United Methodist Church, 706 14th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.

Juliette Anne Gum
Juliette Anne Gum, 47, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, peacefully at home with her mother on her final journey into the arms of her Heavenly Father. She lost her valiant battle with cancer, but never lost her hope or enthusiasm for life. Her strength and courage will remain in the hearts of all who knew and loved her and shared her final walk in a life well-lived.
Juli was born in Gaffney and grew up in North Myrtle Beach. She was a Rotary Club exchange student to Sweden for her junior year of high school and graduated with honors from North Myrtle Beach High School in 1985.
She then attended and graduated with honors from Charleston Southern University with a BS in political science in 1989 and began a career with the CIA in Virginia. She then changed career paths and attended the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 1996 earning a BS in physical therapy and an MS in health sciences in May 1999, graduating summa cum laude. She was the recipient of many awards and was a MUSC Lifetime Alumnae.
Juli was a traveling physical therapist for her last eight years with CompHealth and loved her work and the fulfillment it brought to her in helping others. She was a loving, caring and generous person who brought much joy and laughter into the lives of those who knew her.
She was a 2013 Myrtle Beach half-marathon finisher, a 2012 triathlon finisher and did many runs and rides for numerous charity events. With her closest friends, she enjoyed their kayaking, paddleboarding, scuba diving and snow-skiing trips, as well as her travels in the U.S. and abroad.
Juli is survived by her mother, Bettye Spencer Gum; by her tiny puppy, Baron, her beloved pet and traveling companion of many years; by Richard Bennett; and by her closest and dearest friends from South Carolina and Virginia who helped with her care during her illness and spent many happy times with her through the years before and after her illness. She is also survived by aunts, great-aunts, cousins and friends, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Neal.
Juli was predeceased by her father, Roy F. Gum Sr.; her grandparents, William P. and Malvin Juliette Spencer of Gaffney; Mr. and Mrs. John Gum; Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Neal and her aunt, Patricia Jenkins of Irmo.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Harold Mitchell officiating. Visitation was held immediately following the service. Juli was a Baptist and a former member of the First Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or to the charity of your choice.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Ray Rachel Ellis Hedrick McCarthy
Ray Rachel Ellis Hedrick McCarthy, 76, of North Myrtle Beach died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at home with her family.
Born on July 1, 1938, in Columbia, she was the daughter of John Luther Ellis and Elva Clamp Ellis.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by two husbands, James M. Hedrick Sr. and William L. McCarthy.
Mrs. McCarthy graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1956. She married James (Jim) Hedrick Sr. in 1957; they were married 32 years before his passing. The Hedricks raised their children in Lawrenceville, Ga., and in Rock Hill before returning to his hometown of Windy Hill Beach. She got her real estate license and worked many years at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, achieving the highest civilian rank, G6 Real Estate Specialist. In 2002, she retired as the Chief of Real Property.
Mrs. McCarthy lived her life with enthusiasm for people, and by her example taught her children the importance of serving the community wherever she lived. A lover of the arts, she was a Long Bay Symphony and an Atlantic Stage supporter. She was active in the choir in all the churches she attended over her lifetime. In Lawrenceville, she held leadership positions with the American Cancer Society. She was a patriot and very active in the Republican Party. She was a member of the Gamecock Club for 49 years, cheering from the stands for five decades.  Mrs. McCarthy was proud to be a native South Carolinian and cherished her community of Windy Hill Beach.
She is survived by three children, Rachel Hedrick Stephens (John) of North Myrtle Beach, J. Beth Hedrick of Belmont, N.C., and James M. Hedrick Jr. (Patricia) of North Myrtle Beach; two granddaughters and the greatest joy of her later years, Chapel Hedrick and Shelly Jean Hedrick; three siblings, John L. Ellis of Tampa, Fla., Bonnie Ellis McDaniel (Jerry) of Mt. Airy, Ga., and Jerry D. Ellis (Gail) of Charleston; two step-sons, Michael McCarthy and George McCarthy; and many nieces and nephews who always held a special place in her heart.
The family will receive friends at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, on Friday, Jan. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at King of Glory Lutheran Church at 805 11th Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is serving the family.

Janet R. Soles
Janet R. Soles, 78, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on May 11, 1936, in Milwaukee, Wis., she was the daughter of the late Wilbert Ruhland and the late Selma Bender Ruhland.
Mrs. Soles was a retired assembly line worker and attended Oak Dale Baptist Church in Loris. She will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Survivors include her husband, Harry L. Soles of the home; one son, Wade Soles of Tabor City; one daughter, Debra Mitchell and her husband Billy of Tabor City; eight loving grandchildren; 14 loving great-grandchildren; and one sister, Betty Klinka and her husband Les of Greenfield, Wis.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, at Oak Dale Baptist Church with Pastor Waties McLeod, the Rev. Hobert Johnson and the Rev. Larry Soles officiating. Committal services followed at Oak Dale Cemetery. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the services at Oak Dale Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 206 Warrior Trail Road, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Trisha Dawn Stull
Trisha Dawn Stull, 30, of Conway died on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.
Born on Aug. 21, 1984, in Elk City, Ok., she was the daughter of Richard Eugene Stull and Sherry Lynn Hill Stull.
She was predeceased by two sons, Randy Herring and Matthew Herring.
Ms. Stull was a member of Homewood Baptist Church in Conway. She was employed by Sunhouse in Conway. She was also attending Miller-Motte Technical School for cosmetology.
In addition to her parents she is survived by one son, Christian Austin Stull of Greenville, N.C.; one daughter, Caroline Nadine Tindall of Conway; her fiancé, Rondale Swinton; three brothers, Stephen Stull and Brittany and Kay Bug, all of Conway, Richie Stull of West Virginia and David Stull of Iowa; three sisters, Cassie Stull and son, Bryson Jones of Loris, Samantha Stull and Charlie Selph, Shawna Stull and son Karson, both of Conway; paternal grandmother, Myrth Stull of Omaha, Mo.; and maternal grandmother, Kathryn Hill of Parson, W.V.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway with the Rev. Earl Spivey and the Rev. Roger Black officiating.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, of Conway is serving the family.

Clyde E. Vance
Clyde E. Vance, 77, of Little River died on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at his home.
Born on Oct. 3, 1937, in Sevierville, Tenn., he was the son of the late Andy and Julia Proffit Vance.
Mr. Vance served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an E-6 Sergeant and served his country for 22 years, 11 months and 18 days and was discharged on June 1, 1986. He was a loving father, a great man and will never be replaced.  Ooo-rah!  Forever by our side, forever in our hearts.
He is survived by three daughters, Maria Holbrook-Vance, Melissa Salmon (Vance) and Tracy Vance; one step-son, Brian Niggle; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Florence National Cemetery with military honors.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 22, 2015 EDITION
James Dennis Booth
James Dennis Booth, 78, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on April 2, 1936, in Loris, he was the son of the late James Daniel Booth and the late Cora Elizabeth Harris Booth.
Mr. Booth worked as a tire and battery salesman and was a member of Cane Branch Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include four children, Danny Wilson Booth of Lakeland, Fla., Julie Booth Ramsey of Dade City, Fla., Jimmy Booth of Loris and Randy Booth of Knoxville, Tenn.; six loving grandchildren; four loving great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jewell Tyler and Barbara Anderson, both of Loris.
A graveside memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Cane Branch Cemetery with the Rev. Jon Johnson and the Rev. Colter Fox officiating.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Queta Vae Sides Buffkin
Queta Vae Sides Buffkin, 79, of Loris passed away on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on Feb. 18, 1935, in Maiden, N.C., she was the daughter of the Rev. Haskell L. Sides and Lois Marie Cook Sides.
Mrs. Buffkin retired from Regal Tools and was a member of Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church. She will be most remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing her for her selfless devotion and generosity as well as her love for her family and children. She especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with whom she always had time for a tea party.
Survivors include two sons, David (Sheila) Buffkin and Steve (Terri) Buffkin; one daughter, Brenda (Randall) Stevens; five grandchildren, Derek (Dana), Robert, Timothy (Courtnei) Buffkin, Gabe Wilson and Cody Stevens, all of Loris; five great-grandchildren, Kale, Ashlyn, Rori Buffkin, William Wilson and Landon Buffkin, all of Loris; four brothers, Richard (Sue Jane) Sides of Lincolnton, N.C., Sankey (Jill) Sides of Denver, N.C., Billy (Ashlyn) Sides of Concord, N.C., and Danny (Sylvia) Sides of Lenoir, N.C.; three sisters, Mickie Graham of Loris, Linda (Jerry) Reel of Iron Station, N.C., and Loreta (Steve) Atkins of Lincolnton; special family friend, Barbara Barnhill; and special caregivers, Vi Norris and Hedy Riggins.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Carroll Lester Buffkin; and three brothers, Harold Sides, Roney Sides and Haskell Sides.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris in the mausoleum with the Rev. Earl Elvis officiating. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 128 A Professional Park Drive, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

William T. ‘Bill’ Easterling
The family of William T. “Bill” Easterling of Little River regrets letting friends and his business relations in the ready mixed concrete industry know of his passing on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. There are many of you who meant so much to him.
No formal services will be held. A private celebration of his life will occur at a later date.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Jerry Carlton Flowers
Jerry Carlton Flowers, 77, of Lake Waccamaw, N.C., went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.
He leaves to cherish his memory, Jerry Flowers Jr. (Michele), Cal “Spanky” Flowers (Debbie), Vicki Stork Suggs (Larry) and Scott Morgan Stork; as well as 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his most beloved wife, Samantha Morgan Flowers.
Mr. Flowers attended B.C. High School in Cayce. Later he attended Midlands Tech and earned his barber’s license as well as becoming an instructor. Jerry and Sam owned their barber/stylist shop in North Myrtle Beach, “The Hairman”, and in Cayce, “Jeresam” (Parkland Plaza). After 40 years, he retired in 2000 as a barber/stylist.
Mr. Flowers had a passion for coaching baseball. He was well known at Midlands Ball Park in West Columbia as well as in North Myrtle Beach. For many years, he was a great mentor to those he coached. Jerry was a highly respected man in business as well as in coaching.
The family held a celebration of life at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach on Monday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers you may make a loving donation to Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia, S.C. 29205.
Online condolences may be offered at www.worthingtonfuneralhome.com.
Worthington Funeral Home of Chadbourn, N.C., served the family.

John J. Hagadorn
John J. Hagadorn, 87, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Loris McLeod Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on Nov. 26, 1927, in Troy, N.Y., he was the son of the late Florence Hagadorn.
Mr. Hagadorn worked in maintenance for most of his life and was a member of Grace Tabernacle.
Survivors include his wife, Jauaneice Causey Hagadorn of the home; and his many loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Causey and Chaplain John Edwards officiating. Committal services followed at Princeville Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was for one hour prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association Palmetto Chapter, Coastal Region, P.O. Box 16113, Surfside Beach, S.C. 29587.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Curtis Keith Hardee
Curtis Keith Hardee, 78, of Calabash died on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at his home.
Born on May 15, 1936, in Horry County, he was the son of Andrew Jackson and Marie Hardwick Hardee.
He was predeceased by his wife, Sheryl Ann High Hardee, in 2007.
Mr. Hardee was co-owner of Hardee Concrete and Ella’s Restaurant. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served as a commissioner in Calabash from 1987-97 and as mayor from 1998 through 2008. He was a member of the Calabash ABC Board and the North Myrtle Beach Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his son, Kurt Hardee (Kerri) of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; two daughters, Sara Frelich (Alan) of Raleigh, N.C., and Shaun Bellamy (Corey) of Calabash; one brother, Billy Hardee (Phyllis) of North Myrtle Beach; two sisters, LeJeune Ward (LeVerne) of Loris and Pamela Little of Lyman; eight grandchildren, Caleb Hardee, Jacob Frelich, Joshua Frelich, Luke Hardee, Caden Frelich, Addison Hardee, Ella Bellamy and South Bellamy; and two special friends, Lynn Faircloth and Arvella Marlowe.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, at Brunswick Funeral Service in Shallotte by the Rev. Lebron Crisp. Entombment was held in the Hardee Family Mausoleum in Brunswick Memorial Gardens in Shallotte.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Brunswick Funeral Service.
Casket bearers were Chris Ward, Frankie Tyler, Derrick Tyler, Gregg Hardee, Drew Little and Casey Ward. Honorary casket bearers were Chris Orrock, Willard Parker, Linford Frink, Wayne Smith, Jeff Simmons and Jamie and Amy.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., served the family.

Lawrence Henry Hefner
Lawrence Henry Hefner, 92, of Little River died on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born on March 25, 1922, in Eufaula, Ok., he was the son of the late James E. and Parthana Woods Hefner.
He was predeceased by one son, Lawrence E. Hefner; and one daughter, Joyce Kline.
He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Ruth F. Jones Hefner; two sons, Steve Hefner (Susan) of North Myrtle Beach and Jerry Hefner (Sharon) of Indiana; one sister, Georgeann McCall of Oregon; one daughter-in-law, Yong Hefner of Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial was at 2 p.m. at Florence National Cemetery in Florence with military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Cynthia Marie McCloskey
Cynthia Marie McCloskey, 51, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Feb. 22, 1963, she was the daughter of Edward R. and Ruth D. Zink Hamm.
She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Patrick “Doug” McCloskey; two children, Mark D. McCloskey and Sarah Marie McCloskey; three brothers, Edward G. Hamm, Frederick R. Hamm and David K. Hamm; and one sister, Rebecca H. Swanda.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.  The family will receive friends following the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the McCloskey Children’s College Fund, c/o Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Robert G. McInerney
Robert G. McInerney, 89, of Longs died on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at home with his wife by his side.
Affectionately known as “Bible Bob”, he served as a volunteer chaplain at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway for seven years. He served as a volunteer chaplain in the California penal system for 11 years.
Mr. McInerney was born on Dec. 3, 1925.
He is survived by his wife, Janet; two daughters, Karen Eichelberg and April Woolls; and one son, Michael McInerney.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, at Waterbrook Community Church in Longs with Pastor Scott Smith and Chaplain Eddie Long conducting the service.
Burial was held at Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Redgie Prentis Pope
Redgie Prentis Pope, 59, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at WakeMed Hospital following a sudden illness.
Born on Aug. 3, 1955, in Lumberton, N.C., he was the son of the late Julius Pope and the late Clara Mae Overstreet Pope.
Mr. Pope worked as a truck driver for Ford’s Fuel Service for 22 years and most recently with Blue Mountain Transport. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn Pope of the home; one son, David Pope of Loris; one daughter, Crystal Lynn Lawton and her husband Frank of Loris; one loving grandson, Caleb Stalvey of Loris; one sister, Gennel Walters and her husband Jimmy of Clarkton, N.C.; and two nephews, James West and his wife Mary and Kenny Walters and his wife Donna, all of North Carolina.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Earl Spivey Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Memorial and Honor Program-F, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Constance L. Stumpf
Constance L. Stumpf, 86, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 18, 1928, in Portsmouth, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Renee Ballenge Queen.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert M. Stumpf.
Mrs. Stumpf is survived by three children, Robert M. Stumpf Jr., Daniel B. Stumpf and Susan M. Riggenbach; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at a later date.
The family would like to give special thanks to Codelle, Mitzi and Marylou for their visits and dedicated friendship during Mrs. Stumpf’s illness.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hospice of South Carolina Foundation, 4612 Oleander Drive, Suite 102, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 15, 2015 EDITION
Allan Ackerson
Allan Ackerson, 94, of Little River passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Loris Rehab and Long Term Care Center in Loris.
Born on May 2, 1920, he was the son of Mae Wormuth Ackerson and Garrett Ackerson in Hancock, N.Y.
He was predeceased by three brothers, William, Clayton and Gerald; and one son-in-law, Frank Hosking.
Mr. Ackerson finished his high school education in Middletown, N.Y.
In 1939 he joined the U.S. Army and graduated from Officer Candidate School. He became Motor Transportation Officer and went to Artillery School. He served in the Philippines Theater and received the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Bronze Star Medal and Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon. He was released from active duty on Feb. 23, 1946. He joined the New York State National Guard and retired on Aug. 31, 1960, with the rank of major.
He was a graduate of OCCC in Middletown and also Oswego State University. He worked for the New York State Department of Corrections. He was a member and commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America, Middletown Elks lodge, Past Master of Hoffman Lodge 412, Past Commander General State of New York and member of Beth-el Post Masonic War Veterans and Middletown Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Genevieve of Little River; one daughter, Sheryle Hosking; two grandsons, Frank Hosking and his wife Lee Anne Hosking of West Chester, Pa., and David Ackerson and his wife Stacey Ackerson of Walden, N.Y.; one son, Allan G. Ackerson and his wife Sara of Little River; one grandson; two great-grandsons, Frank Hosking and Matthew Hosking; two step-great-granddaughters, Catherine Williams and Chloe Williams; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service and burial will be at the convenience of the family in the future.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in the name of Allan D. Ackerson.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Betty H. Applegate
Betty H. Applegate, 78, of Longs died on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Agape Rehab of Conway.
Born on May 10, 1936, in Whiteville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Lloyd W. and Retha F. Simmons Hayes.
She was predeceased by her husband, David Earl Applegate.
She is survived by one son, Lloyd David Applegate; one sister, Melba Porter; and three nephews, Kenneth, Mark and Gary Dean Porter.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Florence National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Living Water Baptist Church Building Fund, 1569 Hwy. 9 E., Longs, S.C. 29568.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Carl Julius ‘Big Jules’ Derrick
Carl Julius “Big Jules” Derrick, 81, of Conway died quietly on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at home after a short illness surrounded by his family.
Born on Nov. 8, 1933, in Gilbert, he was the son of Sarah Bysinger Derrick. He was one of six children.
Mr. Derrick was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband, coach, mentor and teacher. He finished the final quarter of his game of life and entered into his eternal and everlasting life.
He spent most of his young life at Epworth Children’s Home after the death of his mother, where he excelled as an athlete and received a full scholarship to the University of South Carolina. He also received a scholarship for his sister who followed him there the next year. There he played football and was co-captain of the 57/58 team. It was while he was playing football that he met the love of his life, Polly Mishoe. After a three-month courtship, they married and enjoyed 58 years of marriage.
He was drafted by the New York Giants, but was cut in the final round, and what became a blessing to many, he returned to Horry County to teach and coach. After being assistant coach to Buddy Sasser for some years, he took over as head coach for the Conway Tigers and coached the winning Tigers from 1971-78. As coach, he headed up the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Conway High School and, for years carried many young men to the FCA National Conference in Black Mountain, N.C. He helped start the South Carolina FCA Conference in Horry County and helped sponsor and participate in the yearly state conference at the Garden City Chapel by the Sea for years, carrying many children to that conference.
His true love in life was helping young boys and girls as he was helped at Epworth by coaches and teachers he loved. In 1989, he started the Horry County Children’s Mentoring Program and operated it with Polly. She was always by his side in every endeavor. He continued working in that program until his death.
Throughout his life, he has been recognized locally and statewide for his many accomplishments.
He is survived by his wife, Polly. Big Jules has four children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren: Julaan Derrick, her daughter Ashton and her son Brody; Rhette Stanley and her husband Rodney and children Carley Stanley and Sage Savage and her husband Matt and daughter Mattie Jule; Dirk Derrick and his wife Michelle and their sons Dakota and Peyton; Merinda Luse and her husband Steve and their children Jentry and her husband Charlie Childress, Stevie, Juan and Jennifer and her husband Jerome Jacobson and their sons Benjamin and Eric; his brother, Cecil Harmon; his sister Annette and her husband J.C. Smith and family; his sister Willie Wingard; and his sister Nell and her husband William Berry and their family. His sister Sarah is deceased.
Julius (Big Jules) will be missed by many.
The family celebrated his life on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 1:30 p.m. at Conway High School auditorium, where he was a founding member of The Rock Church that meets there regularly. The family received friends in the commons at Conway High School after the service. Entombment was private.
In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to the Children’s Mentoring Program of Horry County, 1422 Fourth Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Furman Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Hanna
Furman Mitchell “Mitch” Hanna, 31, of Aynor passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on June 16, 1983, in Florence, he was the son of Dale and Retta Hanna.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Max W. Bennett, Lavonne B. Hare and W.T. Hanna; and one aunt, Gayle Sweat.
Mr. Hanna was a member of Pamplico First Baptist Church and proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was employed by Horry County Fire Rescue as a senior fireman. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and a diehard Florida Gator fan.
In addition to his parents of Pamplico, he is survived by his wife, Jennifer Hanna of Aynor; one brother, Chris Hanna (Robbie) of Myrtle Beach; his maternal grandmother, Betty Bennett of Pamplico; one nephew, Carter Durham of Myrtle Beach; his uncles and aunts, Bruce Bennett and Mary Bennett, both of Pamplico, and W.T. Hanna Jr. (Patricia) of Monroe, N.C., and Ted Sweat of Florence; two cousins, Buffie Eaddy (Jason) of Johnsonville and Summer Matus (Steven) of New Orleans, La.; and several other cousins.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Beach Church with Chaplain Jeremiah Ortiz officiating.
The family received friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mitch Hanna Memorial Fund, c/o www.gofundme.com/mitchhanna.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Lucille Stevens Hardee
Lucille Stevens Hardee, 84, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Magnolia Extended Care in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on Feb. 19, 1930, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Buren Stevens and the late Eulyn Russ Stevens.
Mrs. Hardee was a retired bookkeeper for Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company and a member of Mt. Hebron Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Janet H. Waldorf and her husband Jimmy of Myrtle Beach and Chrystal H. Wright and June Davidson, both of Loris; two sons, Andrew “Andy” Hamp Hardee Jr. and his wife Pat of Kure Beach, N.C., and Chadwick “Chad” Hardee and his wife Martha of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Douglas E. Stevens and his wife Nelda of Loris; one sister, Paulene Knutson of Loris; one brother-in-law, Jack Hardee of Conway; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Hamp Hardee Sr.; one daughter, Ruth Hardee Prince; and two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held at 12 noon on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ray Thomas officiating. Committal services followed at Stevens Cemetery. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Betty Clarke Holzshu Kirincic Jones
Betty Clarke Holzshu Kirincic Jones, 84, of North Myrtle Beach died peacefully in her home on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, following a courageous fight with breast cancer.
Born on Oct. 11, 1930, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of Charles and Louise Wilkison Holzshu.
She was predeceased by her husband, Captain Joseph Kirincic, USMC; and her loving husband of 42 years, Richard H. Jones.
Mrs. Jones lived in several places, including Bethlehem, Pa., before finally retiring with Richard to North Myrtle Beach.
A childhood product of the depression era, she knew the value of an education and worked hard to earn a degree in the arts from The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. She also studied costume fashion design at the former New York School of Fine and Applied Arts (Parsons) in New York City.
Mrs. Jones, a well-traveled, loving mother, was a versatile artist (in many mediums), a lively entertainer, animal enthusiast and devout Baltimore Ravens fan. She gave generously and volunteered readily for a number of causes, including for The Humane Society, a passion she followed all her life. She dedicated much of her time to learning her family’s genealogy and discovering the journey that followed each generation.  She enjoyed dinners with her supper club and Bloody Marys on the beach with her “23rd Street Gang” and she was never too busy to drop a heartfelt handwritten letter in the mail. A piece of her will live on in all who were fortunate enough to know or cross paths with this wonderful, loving woman.
She is survived by three sons, Daniel (and his wife Mary Valles), Joseph (Chip) and James (Jay) Jones; and five grandchildren, Deanna, Tessa, Joey-Maria, Jeffrey and Kara.
A graveside service burial will be held at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium, Md., at 12 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16. In addition, the family will receive guests at her home in North Myrtle Beach at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 (www.humanesocietynmb.org) or the ASPCA (www.aspca.org).
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Lee Funeral  Home  & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

George R. Lees
George R. Lees, 78, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.
Born on Sept. 24, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late John W. Lees and Anna V. Bates.
Mr. Lees served in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician. He worked in engineering, sales, marketing management, accounting and photography.
He is survived by three children, Linda Thoma, Raymond G. Lees and Laura Bradley; one step-son, Duane A. Schulz; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

John Anthony ‘Andy’ Nelson
John Anthony “Andy” Nelson, 66, of Little River went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.
He was born on Nov. 15, 1948.
Mr. Nelson was a devoted, trusting and loving friend and companion. He loved the beach and beach music. He loved to fly kites.  He was a big collector of Disney’s Pluto and a fan of race car driver Tony Stewart. He will be missed very much.
A celebration of his life will be held in the spring at Harold’s on the Ocean in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach, who was his employer and where he called his home.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

James ‘Tom’ Price
James “Tom” Price, 72, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach surrounded by his family.
Born on March 15, 1942, in Pulaski, Va., he was the son of the late Harry Hammond Price and Anna Pratt Price.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard “Dick” Price and Dr. Harry Price.
Mr. Price was a manager in the textile industry for many years in Virginia and Sumter, later moving to Myrtle Beach to enjoy his retirement. He was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach and loved serving others. He enjoyed NASCAR and “tinkering” with anything. He loved being outdoors, whether it was yard work or hanging out with his friend Albert trying to solve the world’s problems.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Judy Coggin Price; two children, Stephanie Price McCabe (Richard) of Florence and James T. Price Jr. of Conway; and four grandchildren, Patrick (Paige) McCabe, Matthew (Katlyn) McCabe, Natalie McCabe and Addison Price.  
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at Drapers Valley Presbyterian Church in Draper, Va., on Saturday, Jan. 17. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.  
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Drapers Valley Presbyterian Church, 2755 Old Baltimore Road, Draper, VA 24324.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Frances W. Roberts
Frances W. Roberts, 81, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Feb. 16, 1933, in Danville, Va., she was the daughter of the late P.O. and Marjorie Moss Wall.
She was predeceased by her husband, James I. Roberts; and two brothers, Cornelius and Darnold.
Mrs. Roberts worked 40 years for Dan River Mills in Danville before retiring and relocating to North Myrtle Beach 12 years ago. She was an affiliate member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was active in The Crafters Guild, The PEP Club and a member of the church choir. She also sang in the North Myrtle Beach All City Choir. She was a talented artist and has received numerous recognitions and awards for her works.
She is survived by three daughters, Candice R. McFarling (Alvis), Susan R. Hill (Steve) and Kelly R. Chaney (Darryl); four sisters, Charlotte W. Powell, Wanda W. Bass, Peggy W. Dickerson (Clyde) and Erlene W. Vogt (Don); two sisters-in-law, Tina Wall and Margaret Wall; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, Jan. 17, at Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be on Monday, Jan. 19, at Danville Memorial Gardens in Danville.
The family would like to thank Dr. David Johnson, Dr. Robert Messier and the staff at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for the kindness and care given to Mrs. Roberts during her illness.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 373, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Thomas Ray Shealy
Thomas Ray Shealy, 73, of Little River, formerly of Chesterfield, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach surrounded by his family.
He was born on Oct. 28, 1941, in Chesterfield.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, Sarah Raye Eddins Shealy and Luther Wesley Shealy.
Mr. Shealy was always a hard working man who started working summers, at the age of 12, on  shrimp boats out of Key West, Fla. He was retired from Shealy Electric & Plumbing, in which he was self employed for close to 40 years. He was also a retired volunteer firefighter. He started his firefighting career in Chesterfield and retired from the Little River Fire Department where he had served as captain.
Mr. Shealy enjoyed building his late model race car in his shop and racing in the challenger division at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. He was a strong man who could do whatever he set his mind on, from building a wooden boat in his yard to building a house from the ground up.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Vanderband Shealy of the home; two daughters, Susan Shealy Flowers of Timmonsville and Kathy Shealy Rogers of Bennettsville; one son, Thomas Ray Shealy Jr. of Lumberton, Miss.; one step-son, Steven McCaskill of Gatlinburg, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Colt Campbell, Jarrett Leviner, Jarrica Leviner, Sky McCaskill, Blake Pullens and Jaxon Kane; and one great-grandson, Drake Fraizer.
A memorial service was held at Wampee Baptist Church in Longs on Tuesday, Jan. 6.
Memorials may be made to The National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home & Crematory served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 8, 2015 EDITION
David Nelson Bailey
David Nelson Bailey, 66, of Loris died on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on June 9, 1948, in Clarksburg, W.V., he was the son of the late Joseph Hoy and Agnes Maxson Bailey.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Kelli Bailey.
Mr. Bailey was a loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by one daughter; Trudi Bailey (Billy Wheat) of Charlotte, N.C.; and two grandsons, Wyatt Wheat of Charlotte and Jonah Smith of Wilmington, N.C.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with Pastor Mark Stephens officiating.
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Goldfnch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is serving the family.

Amy Lynn Cannon
Amy Lynn Cannon, 39, of Loris went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.
Born on July 14, 1975, in Florence, she was the daughter of Danny and Loretta Sarvis Cannon.
She was predeceased by her grandparents, L.D. and Marie Sarvis and Wyatt and Evelyn Cannon.
Ms. Cannon was a member of Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church. She graduated from Loris High School in 1993 and received a bachelor’s degree from Coastal Carolina University in business in 1997. She graduated from the South Carolina Bankers School in 2001 and also received a master’s degree in banking from LSU in 2004. She was employed by Horry County State Bank for 17 years and was currently vice president and branch manager of Anderson Brothers Bank in Longs. She was sports ambassador for North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department. Ms. Cannon was a children’s bible drill leader for many years at Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church. She had a love for farming with her daddy at Father and Daughter Farms of Loris.
In addition to her parents of Loris, she is survived by one brother, Scotty W. Cannon and his wife Susan of Nichols; two nephews, Bryce Ford and Aaron Ford of Nichols; three best friends, Sherry Johnson of Galivants Ferry, Beth Helms of Conway and Denise Floyd of Green Sea; one uncle and three aunts, Sonny and Hedy Cannon of Aynor, Cynthia Duke of Conway and Anne Taylor of Conway; several cousins; and many other friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark George  and the Rev. Rocky Gregory officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends following the committal service in the church sanctuary.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Deborah H. Causey
Deborah H. Causey, 70, of Calabash, N.C., died on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at MUSC in Charleston.
Born on June 28, 1944, in Wilmington, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Eula Mae Causey Hardee.
She was predeceased by one granddaughter, Kayla Bennett.
Mrs. Causey was a life member of Pleasant Plain Baptist Church. She loved to garden and the outdoors. She retired after 30 years from Escod Electronics in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by five children, George Causey, Richard Causey (Hope), Sissy Singleton (Gary), Connie Bennett (Greg) and Rita Moore (David); one sister, Esther Todd; and six grandchildren, Kregg Bennett, Trevor Milliken, Alyce Causey, Ashley Causey, Allie Causey and Richard Allen Causey.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1208, Little River, S.C. 29566.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

John Joseph ‘JJ’ Davis
John Joseph “JJ” Davis, 59, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach after having open heart surgery.
Born on Jan. 20, 1955, in Dillion, he was the son of the late Marvin W. Davis II and Era Rogers Davis of Fairbluff, N.C.
Mr. Davis served in the U.S Air Force and later was a Surfside Police Officer. He was a very simple kind of man who had lots of love for his two cats, Bogey and Yeller.
He is survived by four siblings, Walter Davis (Ellen) of Marion, Guy Davis (Mary Grace) of Little River, Thad Davis of Myrtle Beach and Mary Orpah Davis Becker of Myrtle Beach.
There was a gathering at Mary’s house on Sunday, Jan. 4, at 3 p.m.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home and Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Gregory J. Dean Sr.
Gregory J. Dean Sr., 77, of Little River died on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving children.
Born on Oct. 26, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph and Marie Faust Dean.
He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Marguerite (Marge) Dean; and one daughter, Maureen Elizabeth Dean.
Mr. Dean was an attorney and practiced law in suburban Philadelphia, Pa., for almost 50 years before retiring to the Myrtle Beach area. He was solicitor for Upper Merion and Limerick Townships during his career. He was an active golfer, photographer and an avid follower of Villanova basketball, the Philadelphia Phillies and drum and bugle corps. In his later years, he traveled extensively with his sons all over Europe.
He is survived by three sons, Gregory J. Dean Jr. of Washington, D.C., Michael R. Dean of Mays Landing, N.J., and Brian H. Dean (Marcie) of Trappe, Pa.; two sisters, Donna Dean and Deborah Brown; and two granddaughters, Katelyn Dean and Meghan Dean.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Inurnment will be in Pennsylvania at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to LaSalle High School Scholarship Fund, 8201 Cheltenham Ave., Wyndmoor, PA 19038.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Cynthia ‘Cindy’ Rose Garrell Duquette
Cynthia “Cindy” Rose Garrell Duquette, 65, of Loris passed away on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at Agape Senior in Conway following an illness.
Born on July 9, 1949, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late James Edward Garrell Sr. and the late Marian Graham Garrell.
Mrs. Duquette was a loving homemaker, wife, mother and sister and a longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Tabor City, N.C.
Cindy and Rich met in 2000 while working in the marketing of timeshares in Myrtle Beach. She was quick to laugh and enjoyed dining, dancing and good company. Rich introduced her to sailing, which she enjoyed immensely at the New Jersey shore. She and Rich returned to Loris in 2009.
Survivors include her husband, Richard L. “Rich” Duquette of the home; two daughters, Stacy Martin of Atlanta, Ga., and Jennifer Weatherly and her husband, “Bud” of Timmonsville; one brother, James E. “Chuck” Garrell Jr. and his wife Darlene of Wilmington, N.C.; one step-son, Stephen Duquette of South Amboy, N.J.; one sister-in-law, Denise Duquette of Cape Coral, Fla.; one brother-in-law, Edward Duquette of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at St. Paul United Methodist Church of Tabor City with Pastor Jerry Martin officiating. Committal services were private. Visitation was held from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at St. Paul United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall and immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 622, Tabor City, N.C. 28463.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

John L. Faris Jr.
John L. Faris Jr., 65, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at SECU Brunswick Care Center.
Born on July 14, 1949, in York County, he was the son of Margie Anthony Faris and the late John L. Faris Sr.
Other than his mother, he is survived by his wife of 45 years, Deborah Watson Faris; one son, John L. Faris III (Leah); two daughters, Emma Faris Zhang (Clarence) and Sarah Ann Cole (Jeff); two brothers, William Lee Faris and Rhea A. Faris; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Marie Frank Field
Marie Frank Field, 78, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on May 31, 1936, in Budingen, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Fredrich Frank and the late Matilda Jockel Frank.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her step-father, Vernon “Bud” Rage; and her first husband, Robert Field.
Mrs. Field was a retired seamstress and a member of Central Baptist Church in Indiana.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald Shelley of the home; two sons, Mike Field and his wife Lisa of Hobart, Ind., and Jeff Field of Cordova, Alaska; two daughters, Gwen Field and her husband Bill of Hobart and Jill Campbell and her husband “J.C.” of Michigan; one step-son, Ronnie Shelley and his wife Susan of Conway; one sister, Inga Frank of Aiken; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Joseph Peavy officiating. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Sylvia Jewene Gerald
Sylvia Jewene Gerald, 80, of Loris went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.
Born on May 4, 1934, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Henry Odell Stalvey and the late Cecil Chestnut Stalvey.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lester Gerald; four brothers, Claudell Stalvey, Henry Odell Stalvey Jr., Ricky Stalvey and Addell Stalvey Sr.; one grandson, Presley Hardee; and one granddaughter, Julie Stanley.
Mrs. Gerald worked as a farmer, a homemaker and was employed by Marlene Textile Plant.
Survivors include six daughters, Saundra Hardee and her husband Garland of Loris, Myra Graham of Loris, Pam Huggins of High Point, N.C., Priscilla Ridge and her husband Philip of Atlanta, Ga., Wendy Espinoza and her husband Tino of Loris and Gigi Trejo and her husband Jose of Tabor City, N.C.; two granddaughters whom she raised, Cegi Trejo and Destiny Gerald (they were like daughters to her); 10 other grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, David Odell “Olean” Stalvey and his wife Joyce of Longs; and four sisters, Ivadell Crouse of Loris, Patsy Inman and her husband Larry of Conway, Peggy McDowell of Longs and Deletha Norris and her husband Coy Lee of Loris.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Lloyd Williamson officiating.  Burial followed in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Lauretta Marie Goddiess
Lauretta Marie Goddiess, 78, of Conway died on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Agape Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on June 20, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Eric Robert and Edith McHugh Young.
Ms. Goddiess was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She never met a stranger and was always willing to help others.
She is survived by one son, James Joseph Goddiess Jr. and his wife Emma Lee; four daughters, Lisa Samaritano and her husband Charles of New Jersey, Danielle Wolf and her husband Ronald of North Myrtle Beach, Laura Howard and her husband Garrett of Florida and Dawn Smith and her husband Thomas of North Carolina; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway is serving the family.

Hugh G. James Jr.
The Rev. Hugh G. James Jr., 90, of Loris passed away on New Year’s Eve, on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2014.
He was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Aug. 13, 1924.
Mr. James was a former tennis champion of Chattanooga and played all his life. He will be remembered for his work with the Lord.
He is survived by his wife, Wilda G. James of Myrtle Beach; and one son, Hugh III of Sunset Beach, N.C.
Services will be held at a later date.
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Myrtle Beach Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Walter W. Johnson
Walter W. Johnson, 83, of Conway died on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on Feb. 7, 1931, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Walter M. and Bessie Fowler Johnson.
He was predeceased by one brother, Edmond Johnson; and three sisters, Sanatha Strickland, Ruth Hodge and Eula Soles.
Mr. Johnson is survived by four children, Walter A. Johnson, Mary Jones, Phyllis Carroll and Gayle Moore; one sister, Nevata Soles; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Little Bethel Original Free Will Baptist Church in Green Sea.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Lewis N. Joline
Lewis N. Joline, 77, of Little River died on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on June 7, 1937, in Botetourt, Va., he was the son of the late Charles W. and Ellen Reed Joline.
Mr. Joline spent the majority of his life working on Hominy Hill Golf Course in Colts Neck, N.J. He began when it was a dairy farm and continued to work there until his retirement at the age of 67, a career that spanned over 50 years. He also spent over 30 years farming at Orgo Farm in Colts Neck. He and his wife, Peggy, moved to Little River in 2010. He was a veteran and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret “Peggy” Richens Joline; two sons, Dana Joline and Charles L. Joline (Tanya); one daughter, Barbara J. Fox (Mark); one sister, Colleen Mumpower; five grandchildren, Lewis Joline, Skyler Fox, Devin Fox, Courtney Joline, Brittney Joline and Jerry Gould; and two great-grandchildren, Paisley Joline and Vy Mai Gould.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, at Trinity United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, New Project Fund, P.O. Box 373, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Lorine Spivey Jordan
Lorine Spivey Jordan, 69, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on Sept. 16, 1945, in Loris, she was the daughter of Daniel Leamon Spivey and Ruth Cox Spivey.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one son, Kevin Lloyd Jordan; and one brother, Donnie Spivey.
Mrs. Jordan was an interior decorator for most of her life and a Baptist.
Survivors include her son, Darren Jordan of Loris; four grandchildren, Heather Bryant and her husband Michael, Hollie Jordan, Lance Jordan and his wife Melissa and Colton Jordan, all of Loris; four sisters, Sylvia Ferguson of Myrtle Beach, Willa Dean Williams of Tabor City, N.C., Laverne Graham and her husband Maurice “Pop” Graham of Loris and Christine Saylor and her husband William of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Edward Spivey and his wife Maxine of Loris and Dale Spivey of Tabor City; and seven loving grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Hardwick Funeral Home with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to services at Hardwick Funeral Home. Committal services were private.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Kenneth William Koch
Kenneth William Koch, 88, of Little River passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, after enjoying the Christmas holiday at home with his family.
He was born on March 25, 1927.
Mr. Koch was a member of Local 28 Sheet Metal Workers for 60 plus years. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.
He is survived by two sons, Kevin and Jody; one daughter, Susan; and eight grandchildren; Jessica, Christine, Russell, Jennifer, Kelley Rebecca, Julie and Melissa.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Burial will follow at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Evelyn H. Konrad
Evelyn H. Konrad, 88, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at her residence.
Born on March 17, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Katarina Goetz.
Survivors include one son, Samuel Konrad Jr. (Christine); one daughter, JoAnn McGarrity; two granddaughters, Laurie Allen (Tod) and Renee Erwin (Scott); and two great-grandchildren, Samantha and Nathaniel Erwin.
She was predeceased by her husbnd of 47 years, Samuel, in 1992.
A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 11 a.m. in North Myrtle Beach on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff of Summit Place and Heartland Hospice for their devotion, kindness and patience, shown to their Mom.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

John Raymond McDaid III
John Raymond McDaid III, 72, of North Myrtle Beach passed from this life to glory on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at home after a prolonged illness.
He is survived by his wife, BJ McDaid; four children, Donna Askew, John R. McDaid IV, Christy Rejdovjan and Ashley McDaid; seven grandchildren; four sisters; and one brother.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a funeral fund and sent to 1610 25th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Norman Eugene Meaders
Norman Eugene Meaders, 78, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014.
Born on Aug. 22, 1936, in Meridian, Miss., he was the son of the late Willard E. and Mary Blakely Meaders.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter, Peggy Kropek.
Norman was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean era.
Survivors include his wife, Linda G. Meaders of Little River; four sons, Terry Meaders and his wife Elizabeth of Gatesville, Texas, Keith Meaders and his wife Susan of Gatesville, David Meaders of Conway and Shawn Mangan of Spring Hill, Fla.; two daughters, Belinda Davison and her husband Noah of Longmont, Col., and Julie Branham of Little River; one son-in-law, Jerry Kropek of Windsor, Ontario, Canada; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three special pets, Kagen, Kobi and Kipper.
Mr. Meaders was a retired detective sergeant from the city of Livonia Police Department in Michigan where he dedicated 20 years of his career. He moved to Pasco County, Fla., in 1979 when he retired and began work for the Code Enforcement Division of Pasco County in 1980. He was the first state certified code enforcement officer for the county. He retired from there in 1997.
Mr. Meaders and his wife Linda lived in Port Richey, Fla., until 2000 when they sold their condo and moved to their second home on the Suwannee River in Branford, Fla. He loved the country setting on the river but he and Linda chose to move to Little River in 2004 after dealing with several floods and Florida hurricanes.
Mr. Meaders was an avid Corvette fan and owned several Corvettes over his lifetime. He served as an active past board member of the Myrtle Beach Corvette Club and had a hand in helping his wife Linda organize the last two Corvette shows held at Broadway at the Beach. He seemed somewhat gruff on the outside but he was a very compassionate and sensitive man on the inside and became emotional very easily. He loved the time he spent with his children and grandchildren especially over the last two years.
Memorial services will be held in McMillan-Small Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at 11 a.m. with military honors accorded by the United States Army. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401-7335.
An online guest register is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Charles L. Porter Sr.
Charles L. Porter Sr., 75, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on June 1, 1939, in Yadkin County, N.C., he was the son of the late Lloyd Horton and Carrie King Porter.
Mr. Porter was a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and taught computer drafting and electronics at Asheboro High School. He was the past president of Piedmont Airstream Club, and loved camping, fishing and golf.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Joy Gilmore Porter; two sons, Charles L. Porter Jr. and Dwayne Porter; two daughters, Tori Miller and Lynn Whatley; one brother, Don Porter; one sister, Faye Blevins; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Albemarle First Assembly in Albemarle, N.C. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Assembly Missions Fund, P.O. Box 516, Albemarle, N.C. 28002 or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Howard Glenn Russ
Howard Glenn Russ, 80,  of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at his home.
Born on Dec. 16, 1934, in Wilmington, N.C., he was the son of the late Samuel Thomas and Margaret Wilson Russ.
Mr. Russ spent his childhood years in Shallotte, N.C., and moved to the Myrtle Beach area with his parents when he was in the sixth grade. Along with his wife, he was the owner and operator of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in the Crescent section of North Myrtle Beach until his retirement in 1983.
He was an avid amateur radio operator since 1955. Through the years he established thousands of contacts throughout the world and he also valued his many local contacts in the radio community. His thousands of contacts included those from every country in the world, with the exception being North Korea.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Geraldine Cox Russ of North Myrtle Beach; one son, Thomas Russ of Little River; and two daughters, Barbara Russ and Peggy Russ, both of North Myrtle Beach.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with Pastor Authur Scott officiating. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 12:45 to 1:50 p.m. prior to the funeral.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave. and Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136 or the Michael J. Fox Parkinson Foundation for Research, P.O. Box 4777, New York, N.Y. 10163.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home and Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Stella W. Shipp
Stella W. Shipp, 90, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at her home.
Born on Feb. 10, 1924, in Waddy, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Jordan S. and Elsie M. Ashby Whitehouse.
Mrs. Shipp is survived by two daughters, Virginia Dale Witten and Delores Gale Melton; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Thomas Ethell Tyler
Thomas Ethell Tyler, 81, of Loris passed away on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014.
Born on Nov. 10, 1933, in Loris, he was the son of the late John Frank Tyler and the late Annie Suggs Tyler.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Martha Bell Tyler; one son, Danny Tyler; and three brothers, John Tyler, James “Buddy” Tyler and Winston Tyler.
Mr. Tyler was an Army MP, served in Korea and retired as market manager with Winn-Dixie. He was the owner of Tyler’s Strawberry Farm and was a member of Cane Branch Baptist Church in Loris where he served as church secretary, trustee and deacon.
Survivors include his wife, Jenette J. Tyler of the home; four children, Julie T. Gerald and her husband Marcus of Loris, Marty Tyler and his wife Denese (favorite daughter-in-law) of Loris, Jane Elliott and her husband Keith of Nichols and Clayton Moore Tyler of Loris; six step-sons, Earl Moore Jr. and his wife Glenda, Frank Moore and his wife Cindy, Chris Moore and his wife Sandy, Charlie Moore, Eddie Moore and his wife Stacey and Kirk Moore and his wife Kristen; two sisters, Carolyn Williams and her husband John Henry of Dillon and Eloise Jackson and her husband Jay of Dillon; eight grandchildren, Faith Gerald, Lindsey Gerald, Justin Tyler and his wife Kasey, Laura Tyler, Hope Elliott, Morgan Elliott, Brooke Elliott and Keith “Bubba” Elliott; one great-grandchild, Raelynn Tyler; nine step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Molly.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at Cane Branch Baptist Church in Loris with Preacher Jon Johnson and the Rev. Alvin Jackson officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572 or Cane Branch Baptist Church, 760 Cane Branch Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Miles Thomas Waddell
Miles Thomas Waddell, 17, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014.
Born on Sept. 30, 1997, in Conway, he was the son of Tommy Lee Waddell and Myra J. Gore.
Miles was free spirited and had a great sense of humor.  He was a loving son who loved his parents, grandparents and brothers very much. Matthew and Christopher were the best brothers he could ever ask for. He was devoted to Loris First Baptist Church where he served in the Youth Choir and Youth Alive.
Miles was an honor student at Loris High School.  He played JV and varsity football during his freshman, sophomore and junior years and lettered all three years. He received the Outstanding Youth Award which was presented by the Loris Chamber of Commerce in 2014. He was a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and served as junior vice president and historian for the FFA. Miles was a black belt in karate.
He was predeceased by his brother, Christopher Lee Waddell; and paternal grandfather, the Rev. Elbert L. Waddell.
Survivors include his father, Tommy Lee Waddell of Loris; his mother, Myra J. Gore and her husband Donnie of Conway; one brother, Matthew J. Waddell and his wife Emily of Conway; his paternal grandmother, Irene Worley Waddell of Whiteville, N.C.; his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Dollie Todd of Conway; two uncles, Dr. Bobby D. Waddell of Whiteville and Terry Collins and his wife Kathryn of Glen Allen, Va.; three aunts, Debra J. Holcomb, Sandra G. Ward and her husband Harold,  all of Whiteville, and Karen Stevens and her husband Mitchell of Loris; 12 cousins, Cheox, Zack, Laura, Julia, Kyle, Josh, Ashley, Mandy, Gina, Cassie, Matthew and Dakota; and one special cousin, Jason.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, at Loris First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby D. Waddell and the Rev. Hunter Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery in Whiteville.
Memorials may be made to South Whiteville Baptist Church, 1205 Pinckney St., Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Charles Bright Ward
Charles Bright Ward, 67, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, in Ash, N.C., following an illness.
Born on March 7, 1947, in Conway, he was the son of Bright Ward and Florence Blanton Ward.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Lourrine W. Long; and one brother, Robert Laverne Ward.
Mr. Ward was a Baptist.
Survivors include five sisters, Ola W. Inman and her husband George and Elfleta W. Carlyle and her husband Norbit, all of Ash, and Laura W. Benton and her husband Edison of Shallotte, N.C., Mitchell W. Hall of Longs and Cecil W. Inman of Little River; and many loving nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Andrew Sejan and Dr. Mike Mills for their tremendous care and support during this difficult time.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 28,  at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Andy Bell officiating. Committal services followed at Pleasant Plain Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

William F. Williamson Jr.
William F. Williamson Jr., 68, of Longs died on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Aug. 4, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late William F. and Anna Ruth Sander Williamson.
Mr. Williamson is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol M. Springer Williamson; Kiersten M. Kamp (David Jr.), Meghan C. Waibel (Jeffrey) and Bonny F. Donnelly (Patrick); and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 SC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 1, 2015 EDITION

William H. Bernard
William H. Bernard, 72, of Lake George, N.Y., passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 12, 1942, in Pittsfield, Mass., he was the son of William and Lilieth Bernard.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Leo Morin; two sisters, Irene Colbert and Sylvia Bernard; and one grandson, Christian Hansen.
Mr. Bernard graduated from Granville High School in 1960 and was a longtime resident of the Granville, Glens Falls and Lake George area. He was an electrician by trade, a member of the IBEW international electrical worker’s union and an active real estate investor. He earned a master’s degree in educational administration and retired from the state of New York as a vocational education supervisor at Mount McGregor correctional facility.
A faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lake George, Mr. Bernard was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Catholic brotherhood and a long time supporter of the Glens Falls Red Wings hockey team and the Lake George Association. He was actively involved in his church and community. He travelled often, but had a love of the water and the northeast that never let him stray far from his Lake George home.
Mr. Bernard was an avid skier, boater, motorcyclist and golfer. He loved dancing and entertaining at the lake. He was diagnosed with leukemia in the fall of 2007, but his passion for life and the support of his longtime companion provided him with the opportunity to enjoy his family and friends for many years.
He is survived by his sweetheart and best friend Cynthia Houston; three daughters, Sandra Salesses and her husband Jack of Gainesville, Fla., Sheila Carrell and her husband Karey of Silsbee, Texas, and Deborah Bernard of Glens Falls, N.Y.; two sons, William Bernard Jr. and his wife Debi of Walkill, N.Y., and Steven Bernard and his wife Tommy of Eden Prairie, Minn.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lucien Bernard of Kodiak, Alaska, Richard Bernard of San Bernardino, Calif., and David Bernard and his wife Pam of Little River; one sister, Jackie Williams of Fort Smith, Ark.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A christian funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. in his honor on Saturday, Dec. 27, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Myrtle Beach.
The family had a time of gathering after the service at The Community Life Center of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Myrtle Beach. A mass of committal and celebration of his life will also be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lake George in the spring.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital (www. stjude.org or 800-822-6344).
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Ann Lovejoy Trively Duvall
Ann Lovejoy Trively Duvall, 84, of North Myrtle Beach died peacefully in her sleep on Christmas morning, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, and is now at home with the Lord.
She was born on May 13, 1930, in Palisade, Neb.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Robert Duvall; three daughters and their husbands; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Duvall enjoyed her garden club activities, quilting, knitting hats for newborn babies, music and listening to books on tape and keeping in touch with her friends and relatives.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Doretha Long Greene
Doretha Long Greene, 92, of Boone, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at Hill View Family Care in Todd, N.C.
Born on Oct. 14, 1922, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Vander Long and Viola Cook Long.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Floyd Greene Sr.; an infant granddaughter, Jennifer Greene; two sisters, Alma Schmitt and Mae Tabor; one nephew, Alex Greene; and one son-in-law, J.B. Greene.
Mrs. Greene was a retired landscaper. She also worked as a clerk at FCX. She was an active member of Meat Camp Baptist Church for over 60 years and was a choir member and a Sunday School teacher. She was known for decorating the sanctuary with beautiful flowers from her garden.
Mrs. Greene is survived by three daughters, Sylvia Sue Greene, Marie Greene Ward and her husband Steve, all of Boone, and Gloria Jean Dickens and her husband Ron of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sons, John Floyd Greene Jr., and his wife Jane and Robert L. Greene and his wife Evelyn, all of Boone; one sister, Jean White of Boone; five granddaughters, Debbie Fletcher, Kelly Greene and Melinda Greene, all of Boone, and Anna Marie Greene Diggs of Willamsburg, Va., and Katie Greene Shoaf of Haymarket, Va.; three grandsons, Joe Royall of Orlando, Fla., John Floyd “Johnny” Greene III and Burl Greene, both of Boone; and 12 great-grandchildren; two nieces, Judy Gragg of Boone and Dianne Daughn of Chula Vista, Calif.; and one nephew, Buddy Adisey and his wife Norma of Boone.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at Meat Camp Baptist Church. Officiating were the Rev. Burl Greene, the Rev. Herbert McCoy and the Rev.Mike Townsend. Burial followed in Meat Camp Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends from 12 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at Meat Camp Baptist Church.
At other times, friends called at the residence in Boone.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Meat Camp Baptist Church, Lottie Moon Offering or Fellowship Hall Fund, 256 Meat Camp Baptist Church Road, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Online condolences may be sent to the Greene family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremations Service of Boone served the family.

Edward Sam Johnson
Edward Sam Johnson, 66, of Aynor died on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at his residence.
Born on Sept. 14, 1948, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Mace and Eula Rabon Johnson.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Windell Johnson and Fred Johnson.
He was a member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church in Aynor.
Surviving are his wife, Donna B. Johnson of Aynor; two sons, Lacy Johnson of Conway and Clayton Johnson of Aynor; two daughters, Sandy Jenkins (Robert) of Aynor and Anna Johnson of Conway; one grandson, Chance Johnson; four brothers, Carlisle Johnson (Eloise) of Aynor, Dayton Johnson (Bonnie) of Conway, Earl Johnson (Pat) of Aynor and Carl Johnson (Connie) of Aynor; four sisters, Irene Jones of Aynor, Barbara Ann Bell of Loris, Mildred Martin (Wesley) of Aynor and Margie Johnson of Loris; and one sister-in-law, Linda Johnson of Aynor.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, at Pleasant Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Dock Rabon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends from 5 to 7  p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Union Baptist Church, Senior Citizens Fund, 2940 Minnick Road, Aynor, S.C. 29511.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Sally Lee Jones
Sally Lee Jones, 80, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on Feb. 27, 1934, in Mullins, she was the daughter of James Horace Jones and Esmal Henderson Jones.
In addition to her parents, Miss Jones was predeceased by one brother, Joseph Jones.
Miss Jones worked as a secretary with KPMG Accounting until her retirement.
Survivors include one sister-in-law, Juliette Jones of Little River; three nephews, Joseph Jones Jr. and Jay Jones, both of Little River, and John Jones and his wife Mary of Atlanta, Ga.; two great-nephews, Joseph H. Jones and Robert Jones, both of Little River; a great-niece, Whitney Jones of Virginia; one aunt, Genell Henderson of Loris; one uncle, James W. “Dick” Henderson of New York; and one special cousin, Janet Graham of Loris.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

James Raymond Lock
James Raymond Lock, 69, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at his home following an illness.
Born on Aug. 26, 1945, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of the late Raymond Lock and the late Geraldine Lackameir Lock.
Mr. Lock served his country with courage and honor in the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After the war he worked in general construction maintenance until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife of almost 50 years, Phyllis Fragale Lock; as well as many loving friends and extended family.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Andrew O’Dell ‘Dell’ Menius
Andrew O’Dell “Dell” Menius, 55, of North Myrtle Beach, previously of Shady Side, Md., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at his home.
Born on March 22, 1959, in Annapolis, Md., he was the son of L. Pete and Ruth E. Menius.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, L. Randy Menius.
Mr. Menius worked in the moving and storage business and had his own DJ service where he filled many occasions with music, happiness and laughter. He loved coaching his four childrens’ sports and was always there as their biggest fan. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed the beach, riding his Harley, running around town in his Steelers Golf Cart and having cookouts and get togethers with family and friends. His most recent joy was watching his grandson, Carter. He loved being a Poppy.
He is survived by his four children, Andrew (AJ), Christopher, Michael and Brandi; one grandson, Carter; two brothers, James Campbell and Billy Menius; one sister, Julia Wilson; and his nephews, nieces and cousins.
A celebration of life was held on the beach in North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, Dec. 23.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the children to help offset final expenses by visiting http://fnd.us/c/0uzGb.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Thorleif ‘Nick’ Nelson
Thorleif “Nick” Nelson, 80, of Longs passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at home with his family after a battle with cancer.
Born on July 26, 1934, in Noank, Conn., he was the son of the late Thorleif and Frida Nelson.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by three brothers, Leif, Walter and Roy; and two sisters, Amy and Evelyn.
Since his father was a fisherman and the family lived on the water he always had a boat cruising Long Island and Block Island sounds. His early career was a submarine builder at Electric Boat. After Electric Boat he was hired by Bechtel to help with the building of Millstone 3 (nuclear power plant). For the rest of his life he became a general contractor. He could do anything with wood and cement. Driving around Eastern Connecticut you can see a variety of homes and businesses built by him. He carried these skills to other places as well; the Virgin Islands, Fishers Island, Montauk, N.Y., and Miami, Fla.
After a nerve-wracking voyage in November 2000, Nick and wife Barbara landed their 43 foot Chris Craft at North Myrtle Beach Yacht Club, at which time Barbara kissed the ground and Myrtle Beach has been their home for the past 14 years.
While in the Myrtle Beach area, they developed some great friendships at Little River United Methodist Church. Active in church activities he was on the building committee for the new Life Center, a trustee, a member of the men’s club where he cooked for various functions and developed the golf cart ministry for all church events. He volunteered to assist with the clean-up after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. He was also involved with the SBA during the Hurricane Andrew clean-up in south Florida, was past president of the Little River Lions Club and a member/officer of the North Myrtle Beach Power Squadron.
Nick’s interests in sports spanned many years as a fast pitch softball pitcher, coach and later as an umpire for girls softball in Horry County.
Nick served in the Connecticut National Guard.
In addition to his wife he is survived by one sister, Solveig “Sue”; two sons, Jeffrey and his wife Anne and Dan; two daughters, Pam and her husband Alan and Traci; three step-children, Sonya, Greg and his wife Gail and Jack and his wife Stacey; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Two memorial services will be held in the future in South Carolina and Connecticut in 2015.

Faye Green Setzer Ramos
Faye Green Setzer Ramos, 82, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on Sept. 22, 1932, in North Wilkesboro, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Greene and the late Martha Etta Walker Greene.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ramos was predeceased by her first husband, Bobby Gene Setzer; and one son, Bobby Joe Setzer.
Mrs. Ramos owned and operated a child daycare for over 30 years and attended church in Hickory, N.C.
Survivors include her husband, Armando Michael “Mike” Ramos of the home; three sons, David Setzer and Larry Setzer, both of Claremont, N.C., and Allen Setzer of Hickory; two daughters, Jean S. Worrill of Loris and Sue S. Tinney of McKees Rocks, Pa.; and one sister, Zora Marley of North Carolina.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 28, at the funeral home with visitation from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Burial was at Catawba Memorial Park Cemetery in Hickory.
Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, N.C., served the family.

Christopher Lee Waddell
Christopher Lee Waddell, 26, of Loris passed away on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.
Born on Aug. 7, 1988, in Conway, he was the son of Tommy Lee Waddell and Myra J. Gore.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, the Rev. Elbert L. Waddell.
Mr. Waddell, affectionately known as “Critter”, was a very humble, loving young man with a wonderful personality.  He loved the Lord, was a prayer warrior, read his Bible every day and was faithful to Loris First Baptist Church. He loved his parents and grandparents, was a best friend to his brothers and was devoted to the love of his life, Mary Reagan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing pool.
Mr. Waddell was a three sport star athlete in high school, graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in history and was currently pursuing a degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist. He worked for several years with the Loris Recreation Department.
Survivors include his father, Tommy Lee Waddell of Loris; his mother, Myra J. Gore and her husband Donnie of Conway; two brothers, Matthew J. Waddell and his wife Emily of Conway and Miles T. Waddell of Loris; his paternal grandmother, Irene Worley Waddell of Whiteville, N.C.; his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Dollie Todd of Conway; the love of his life, Mary Reagan Holt Floyd; two uncles, Dr. Bobby D. Waddell of Whiteville and Terry Collins and his wife Kathryn of Glen Allen, Va.; three aunts, Debra J. Holcomb, Sandra G. Ward and her husband Harold, all of Whiteville, and Karen Stevens and her husband Mitchell of Loris; and 13 cousins, Cheox, Zack, Jason, Laura, Julia, Kyle, Josh, Ashley, Mandy, Gina, Cassie, Matthew and Dakota.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, at Loris First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby D. Waddell and Dr. Jim Mezick officiating. Burial followed in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to South Whiteville Baptist Church, 1205 Pinckney St., Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.