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 Obituaries


OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 4, 2016 EDITION
Frank Vollotton ‘Buddy’ Boulineau IV
Frank Vollotton “Buddy” Boulineau IV, 42, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River following a sudden illness.
Born on Nov. 26, 1973, in Myrtle Beach, he was the son of Frank V. Boulineau III and Elizabeth Witherspoon Boulineau.
Mr. Boulineau worked in the food service division of Boulineau’s IGA Grocery Store in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors, including his parents of North Myrtle Beach, are his wife, Dawn Tassi Boulineau of Little River; two sons, Frank V. Boulineau V of Little River and Jack Edwards Peters of Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister, Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Mixon and her husband the Rev. Charles “Cliff” Mixon of Conway; one niece, Madison Elizabeth Mixon of Conway; one nephew, Jackson Charles Mixon of Conway; and one uncle, Jack B. Witherspoon and his wife Linda of North Myrtle Beach.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach with Pastor Dr. Wayne Brown and the Rev. Cliff Mixon officiating. Committal services followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach Building Fund, 200 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or to Sea Haven, P.O. Box 600, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Timothy Allen Bowie
Timothy Allen Bowie, 47, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born on May 14, 1968, in Alexandria, Va., and grew up in Damascus, Md., he was the son of Rita Ley and Washington “Tony” Bowie.
Mr. Bowie worked as a lecturer in the Wall College of Business at Coastal Carolina University in Conway and was a current doctoral candidate at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Stacie Bowie; one daughter, Courtney Bowie; one son, Dillon Bowie; his mother, Rita Ley; his step-father, Richard Ley; and his father, Washington “Tony” Bowie.
Mr. Bowie enjoyed his time in the classroom, specifically working with each and every one of his students. He was a dedicated husband and father, a son of whom to be proud and a great friend to those who knew him. Even though much shorter than everyone hoped, his life was full of excitement, adventure and love and is one worth celebrating.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, at Lee Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Coastal Educational Foundation (the fundraising foundation for Coastal Carolina University - http://www.coastal.edu/cef/). The family will decide at a later time which specific funds within the foundation will best represent his passions.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

John W. Harrison
John W. Harrison, 86, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2016.
Born on April 21, 1929, in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of Weldon and Vera Harrison.
After serving with the U.S. Navy in Meteorology during the Korean War, he earned his bachelor degree in chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, and in 1962, his Ph.D.in chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Harrison launched a successful career with Exxon Chemical, making significant contributions to the development of plastics. He rose to vice president of Exxon Biomedical Sciences, overseeing health and environmental research worldwide. In 1991, he and his wife built their retirement home in North Myrtle Beach. He served his community in retirement, helping to improve the K-12 science curriculum for the Horry County School District. A passionate supporter of advanced education, he established a fellowship for graduate students pursuing research in chemistry and biochemistry at Carnegie Mellon. He was an avid golfer. He served for many years as a board member and ultimately as president of The Surf Golf & Beach Club. Hobbies included gardening, cooking and reading.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons and daughters-in-law; four step-children and their spouses; and 15 cherished grandchildren.
Respecting John’s wishes, a private memorial service was held for the immediate family.
Donations may be made in his memory to “The John and Nancy Harrison Graduate Legacy Fellowship in Chemistry and Biochemistry” at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Mary Virginia Blanton Hill
Mary Virginia Blanton Hill, 83, of Fairmont, N.C., died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, N.C.
Born on June 10, 1932, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Blanton and Ina Hooks Blanton.
She was predeceased by one son, Randy Hill; and one brother, Harris Blanton.
She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Norris (Terry) of Loris and Ginny Oxendine (Shaun) of Orrum, N.C.; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, at Gapway Cemetery in Tabor City, N.C.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Harry M. Livingston Jr.
Harry M. Livingston Jr., 72, of Longs passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Jan. 26, 1944, in Wilmington, N.C., he was the son of Mary B. Livingston and the late Harry M. Livingston Sr.
A loving son and devoted brother, Mr. Livingston loved people and enjoyed making friends.  He loved his church, Lakeside Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach, and looked forward to every service he was able to attend.
After retiring from the family seafood business, Mr. Livingston enjoyed working part-time in local grocery stores and Old Navy. As his health declined, he enjoyed watching the news and stock market reports. In 1991, his parents gave a home in his honor to Horry County Special Needs and Disabilities, which became the first group home for special needs adults in Horry County.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Livingston of Longs; one sister, Sylvia Kenney of Longs; his best friend, Leah Page of Aynor; his extended family, Tony, Mounira and David Kamar, all of Ash, N.C., Phil, Joni and Phillip Smith, all of Fayetteville, N.C., and Jeannie Hamrick of Little River; Aunt Nova Bellamy of Phillipsburg, N.J.; Uncle Edwin and Aunt Lois Bellamy of Little River; Aunt Ruby Livingston of Myrtle Beach; and very beloved cousins, Sherrie, Shawn, Liz, Wyatt and Logan Bellamy, all of Little River, Tim and Pauline Bellamy of Manville, R.I., Portia Bellamy of Charlotte, N.C., and Steve and Pam Quinn of LaJolla, Calif., Margaret Beam of Newland, N.C., Martin and Margaret Bellamy of Myrtle Beach and many more loving cousins in New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Rhode Island and California; and  his very special pet, Fussy.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Po, Dr. Pyle and all the staff of McLeod Loris Hospital; and all the staff of Loris Rehab and Nursing Center in Loris for their kindness and compassionate care of Mr. Livingston during his illness.
The family received friends from 10 to 10:50 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, at Lakeside Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. The service was held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Craig, the Rev. Anthony Poston and Dr. Paul Alverson officiating. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lakeside Baptist Church, 615 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or to Holy Trinity Catholic School, 1760 Living Stones Lane, 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.

Ronaly J. ‘R.L’ Livingston
Ronaly J. “R.L.” Livingston, 51, of the Poplar Community in Longs passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.
Born on Aug. 31, 1964, he was the son of Lorene Livingston and the late Dallas Jefferson Livingston.
Mr. Livingston’s enthusiasm and passion for life touched all who knew him. He developed a love of automobiles at an early age which continued into his adult years. Whether he was going on an impromptu fishing trip or enjoying a game of cards he was always polished and well put together. His charisma and passion for life made him a magnet to all who knew him. His presence would fill a room and along with his brothers he was always the life of the party. He lived large and was truly an original.
Mr. Livingston was a beloved father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. He will be remembered by those who loved and adored him for his indomitable spirit.
He is survived by four children, Ronnie Wilson Livingston of Longs, Shinees Livingston of Loris, Ashley Livingston of Philadelphia, Pa., and Jaron Livingston of Philadelphia; two step-children, Shondria Bellamy and Briosha Bellamy, both of Longs; six sisters, Addie “Laura” Livingston, Rosie Livingston, Rose (C.J.) Vaught, Beverly (Edward) Edge, Mable Livingston and Feve Livingston; six brothers, D.J. Livingston, Dalton (Felicia) Livingston, Dallas (Rhodell) Livingston, Cedric Livingston, Al (Judy) Vereen and Clifton (Vera) Livingston; five aunts, Blossie Mae Greer, Sarah Livingston, Janie Gore, Marilyn Livingston and Martha Livingston; four uncles, Leroy (Fennie) Livingston, Paul (Susie) Livingston, Johnny (Reatha) Livingston and Lewis (Myrtle) Livingston; a special place in his life was held by Laura Belle Burke, Dover Livingston, Devon (Brandie) Livingston, Valerie Chestnut-Bellamy, Loretta Hemingway, Tyress Bellamy, Chris Livingston, Chad Williams, “Worm”, Travis, Vondell and Sandy Chestnut; and a host of loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A viewing was held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan 29, at Latimer’s Funeral Home in Conway.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan 30, at Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church in Longs with a reception following.
Condolences may be sent to Clifton Livingston, 2169 Live Oak Road, Longs, S.C. 29568.
The family is accepting donations at https://www.gofundme.com/f72pw838.

Lauris Hugh Powell
Lauris Hugh Powell, 82, of Falls Church, Va., passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia after an illness.
Surviving are three daughters, Cynthia, Patricia and Diana, all of the North Myrtle Beach area; and one brother, Milford Powell and his wife Becky Stowe Powell of North Myrtle Beach.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time and will be announced at a later date.

Catherine G. Riebesehl
Catherine G. Riebesehl, 88, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Aug. 14, 1927, in Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Emil and Kathryn Nugent Dutt.
She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach and the Ladies Guild and the Ladies Auxiliary of Calabash VFW Post #7288 in Calabash, N.C.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Harold R. Riebesehl; two sons, Robert Riebesehl and Raymond Riebesehl; two daughters, Geraldine Olsen and Loretta Butler; one brother, Jack Dutt; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, N.C. 28422.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Charles Edwin Rowell
Charles Edwin Rowell, 75, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.g
Mr. Rowell was born in Myrtle Beach. He was the son of the late Walter J. And Mattie Todd Rowell.
He was predeceased by one grandson, Steven Rowell; and one brother, Larry J. Rowell.   
Mr. Rowell was a sergeant with the North Myrtle Beach Police Department and was the owner and operator of Rowell Building Contractors.
Surviving are his wife, Frances Rowell of North Myrtle Beach; one son, Charles Edwin Rowell II of North Myrtle Beach; three daughters, Virginia Rowell Mishoe and Karen Elizabeth Rowell, both of North Myrtle Beach, and Deborah Conroy of Myrtle Beach; one sister, Carolyn Elizabeth McKenzie of North Myrtle Beach; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at McMillan Small Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Walter Eugene ‘Gene’ Vereen
Walter Eugene “Gene” Vereen, 71, of Little River died on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Aug. 18, 1944, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Cleveland Wilson and Naomi Grainger Vereen.
Mr. Vereen was a Mason and a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Julie Espinoza Vereen; one son, Anthony Vereen and his wife Kimberly; one daughter, LaTonya Vereen; one brother, Charles Vereen; six grandchildren, Stephanie, Jeffrey, Savanna, Stormie, Charlie and Makayla; two great-grandchildren, Hayleigh and Ava; and his four-legged friends, Giget, Whiskers, Casper, Tinker Bell and Baby Girl.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, at Lee Funeral Home.  Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, in the funeral home chapel.  Burial followed at Pleasant Plain Cemetery in the Brooksville section of Little River.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 28, 2016 EDITION
Juanita Bennett Bellamy
Juanita Bennett Bellamy, 90, of Calabash, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.
Born on Sept. 10, 1925, in Brunswick County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late George Martin and Veola Bennett.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Arthur W. Bellamy; and one brother, Frank Bennett.
Survivors include two sons, Martin Bellamy (Margaret) of Myrtle Beach and Milton Bellamy of Calabash; one daughter, Marsha B. Benton (Wayne) of Ash, N.C.; one brother, George Bennett of Calabash; one sister-in-law, Jennie Bennett of Calabash; and one grandson, Brandon Benton (Morgan) of Ash.
A celebration of life service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Beulah Baptist Church where she was a lifetime member with the Rev. Foyd Bennett officiating. Interment was held in the Manley Bennett Cemetery.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., served the family.

Frank V. ‘Buddy’ Boulineau IV
Frank V. “Buddy” Boulineau IV, 42, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River following a sudden illness.
Born on Nov. 26, 1973, in Myrtle Beach, he was the son of Frank V. Boulineau III and Elizabeth Witherspoon Boulineau of North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Dawn Tassi Boulineau.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Jimmy Dale Causey
Jimmy Dale Causey, 62, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following a sudden illness.
Born on Jan. 6, 1954, in Mullins, he was the son of the late Lacy Odell Causey and Betty Lou Ward Causey of Loris.
In addition to his father he was predeceased by his wife, Judy Harrelson Causey.
Mr. Causey was a Baptist and had previously worked with Supreme Lighting in Mullins.
In addition to his mother he is survived by one brother, Michael Causey of Loris.
Funeral services were private.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Robert Anthony Gerken
Robert Anthony Gerken, 80, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.
Born on July 14, 1935, in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son of the late George and Angela Gorman Gerken.
Mr. Gerken was an army veteran and served in the merchant marines. He was originally from Kings Park, N.Y. He was an avid golfer and retired to North Myrtle Beach where he lived with his wife for the last 20 years.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marilyn; one son, Timothy; and one daughter, Sue and her husband Bill Farrell.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Embrace Hospice for their loving help during this time.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date at Tidewater Community Center in North Myrtle Beach.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Robert Larry ‘Greyman’ Grey
Robert Larry “Greyman” Grey, 69, of Longs died on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice House in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on July 3, 1946, in Florence, he was the son of the late Jesse J. Grey Jr. and Sara Putnam Grey.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Joanne N. Grey.
He is survived by one brother, Dan B. Grey (Marilyn); one sister, Libby G. Alonge (Pepper); and three step-sons, Bobby Nance (Dora), Scott Nance (Sandy) and Chris Nance (Alexander Roberts).
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to SECU Hospice House, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, N.C. 28422.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Curtis Ray Hanes
Curtis Ray Hanes, 58, of Little River passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.
Born on April 17, 1957, in Winston-Salem, N.C., he was the son of the late Jackson and Lois Hanes.
Mr. Hanes was the owner and operator of C&E Grooming Salon.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Emily Hanes; one son, Kevin C. Hanes; one brother, Steve R. Hanes; two sisters, Betty S. Hargus and Pearline H. White; and one cousin, Hazel H. Perrell.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel followed by a visitation.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Lisa Wray Howsare
Lisa Wray Howsare, 50, of Longs died on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was the daughter of Ronald and Lois Carter Wray.
In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband of 32 years, William J. (Billy) Howsare; one son William (Nicole); one daughter, Lauren; one brother, Ron (Becky); one sister, Rhonda (Ashby); two grandchildren, Jaycee and Zoey; and her mother in-law, Mary Allen.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Lee Funeral Home.  
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the North Myrtle Beach High School Baseball Program, 3750 Sea Mtn. Hwy., 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.

Darrell ‘Captain Jack’ Lofland
Darrell “Captain Jack” Lofland, 61, of Calabash, N.C., died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.
Born on March 23, 1954, in Weirton, W.V., he was the son of Mary Lou Shakley Lofland and the late Darrell B. Lofland.
In addition to his mother he is survived by two sisters, Kathleen Lyons (James) of Farmingville, N.Y., and Karen Brady (Pat) of North Myrtle Beach; three nephews, Richard Lyons, James Lyons and Kyle Brady; and two nieces, Lisa D’Angelo and Ashley Crumblin.
Services were private.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., served the family.

Jane Teresa Mangone
Jane Teresa Mangone, 69, a long time resident of North Myrtle Beach and of New Rochelle, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, after a long illness.
Born on Feb. 12, 1946, in Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of Marion and Ralph Howe.
She was predeceased by her parents and a sister.
Mrs. Mangone was a graduate of St. Raymond’s High School. On Dec. 11, 1965, she was married to Henry Mangone.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Henry Mangone; one daughter, Deborah Banks and her husband John of New Rochelle; three grandchildren, William Banks, Jillian Banks and Matthew John Banks; and many family, friends and pets.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church on 8th Avenue North and Highway 17 in North Myrtle Beach.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Clifford Lee Morgan Sr.
Clifford Lee Morgan Sr., 78, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at his home following an illness.
Born on Aug. 22, 1937, in Rumble, W.V., he was the son of the late Estil Morgan and the late Margarette Perdue Morgan.
He was predeceased by his wife, Patsy Yeager Morgan; and one sister, Reba Dolin.
Mr. Morgan worked as a coal miner and attended Father’s Cup Ministries.
Survivors include four sons, Clifford Morgan Jr. of Loris, Randy Morgan, Richie Morgan and Scotty Morgan, all of West Virginia; three daughters, Velda Poston and her husband Thomas of Loris, Laura Snyder and Patty Lewis, both of West Virginia; many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Sebert Morgan of North Myrtle Beach, Frank Morgan and Estil Morgan, both of Ohio; and one sister, Virgie Dolin of Ohio.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Ronnie William Nixon
Ronnie William Nixon, 72, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Trident Health System in Charleston following a sudden illness.
Born on Oct. 16, 1943, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late Troy William Nixon and the late Gladys Ray Nixon.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Bobby Nixon and Danny Nixon.
Mr. Nixon was an entrepreneur and enjoyed buying and selling across the southeast. He was a member of New Home Baptist Church and a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara G. Nixon of the home; two sons, Michael William Nixon and his wife Tami of Loris and Mark Nixon of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Joshua William Nixon and his wife Stephanie of Conway, Matthew Nixon and his wife Jenna of Green Sea and Micheal Altman of Loris; two great-grandchildren, Noah Nixon of Green Sea and Mikala Altman of Loris; and one sister, Helen Nixon of Pageland.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at New Home Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Atkinson officiating. Committal services will be private. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service and again immediately following the service at New Home Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be made to New Home Baptist Church, 1685 Hwy. 139, Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Melissa Ann Smith
Melissa Ann Smith, 34, of Aynor passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family.
Born on March 13, 1981, in Marion, she was the daughter of Grace Rabon of Longs and the late Charles Bryant Smith.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two children, Wyatt Lane Cook and Danni Lynn Cook; four brothers, Sammy Charles Smith, Jason Bryant Smith, Brian Smith and Michael Charles Smith, all of Galivants Ferry; three sisters, Kristi Johnson of Galivants Ferry, Jeanie Daniels (Greg) of Longs and Pamela Smith Eleuteri (Ronnie) of Longs; one niece; several nephews; and other extended family.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Chris Johnson officiating.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Conway Medical Center Foundation, 300 Singleton Ridge Road, Conway, S.C. 29526 or by visiting www.cmcfoundationsc.com.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Mercy Care Hospice for their wonderful help in their time of need.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Jerry Bud Stevens
Jerry Bud Stevens, 60, of Nichols passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at his home.
Born on Nov. 5, 1955, in Loris, he was the son of the late Sam Stevens Jr. and the late Letha Price.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Timmy Stevens.
Mr. Stevens was employed with C.A. Timbes Vending Co. for 27 years where he worked as a supervisor. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandson.
Survivors include two sons, Jeremy Stevens and Jordan Stevens (Nakita), all of Loris; one grandson, Remington Stevens of Loris; one brother, Jimmy Stevens (Kerri) of Galivants Ferry; and his aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, at Calvary Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

John William ‘Jack‘ Strang
John William “Jack” Strang, 73, of Loris died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris after a long hard battle with cancer and other ailments.
Born in 1942, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Mary Strang.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Peggy Strang.
He is survived by his wife, Annick Strang; one daughter, Rachel Strang Harn; and two sons, Daniel and Johnny; four brothers, Lloyd, Dan, William and Paul; one sister, Mary Lou; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. Strang served in the U.S. Air Force and worked and retired from GM. He loved golfing, playing cards, horse racing, casinos, traveling, spending time with family and friends and volunteering with several organizations. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Services will be private with the family.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Walter E. ‘Gene’ Vereen
Walter E. “Gene” Vereen, 71, of Little River passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at his home.
He was born on Aug. 18, 1944.
Survivors include his wife, Julie E. Vereen; one son, Anthony E. Vereen (Kimberly) of Little River; one daughter, Latonya J. Vereen of Little River; six grandchildren, Stephanie R. Vereen (David Rodgers) of Rock Hill, Jeffrey D. Vereen of Conway, Savanna M. Vereen of Little River, Charles R. Vereen and Makayla J. Vereen, both of Florida, and Stormie S. Gray of Little River; two great-grandchildren, Hayleigh A. Vereen of Little River and Ava M. Rodgers of Rock Hill.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
 
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 21, 2016 EDITION
Frances Mae Davis
Frances Mae Davis, 78, of Little River died on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016.
Born on Jan. 9, 1937, in Martinsburg, W.V., she was the daughter of the late John Edward and Dorothy P. Kitchen Palmer Sr.
Mrs. Davis is survived by three children, Reece Davis, Michele Davis Gagne and Shelly Miller Wells; one brother, John E. Palmer; two sisters, Geraldine Gilroy and Jane Peregoy; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. In honor of Frances, if attending the memorial service, please wear something purple as it was her favorite color.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Frances Mae Davis Benefit, Horry County State Bank, 1300 2nd Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.  These funds will be used to fund a billboard that will be placed at Myrtle Beach Mall to help in the search for the person responsible for this terrible violence.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Richard Louis Duquette
Richard Louis Duquette, 71, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Angel House in Whiteville, N.C., following an illness.
Born on Dec. 26, 1944, in San Diego, Calif., he was the son of the late Edward L. Duquette and the late Ruth Rode Duquette.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Cynthia Garrell Duquette.
Mr. Duquette was a retired mortgage broker and a Catholic.
Survivors include one son, Steven Duquette of Jackson, N.J.; one brother, Edward Duquette of Daytona, Fla.; and one sister, Denise Duquette of Sarasota, Fla.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Eloise Reavis Goodnight
Eloise Reavis Goodnight, 85, of Little River went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.
Born on Jan. 23, 1930, in Landis, N.C., she was the only child of Lillie Almond Reavis and Condy Reavis.
Mrs. Goodnight finished Landis High School in May 1947. On March 6, 1949, she married her true love, Robert Bruce “Bob” Goodnight, after he returned from duty in the U.S. Navy.  It was love at first sight that lasted 66 years and they were true soulmates. Where you saw one, the other was never far away. They moved to Myrtle Beach in 1959 and moved around for several years, but returned to live here in 1984.  They had no children, but claimed as their own, Deanna and Joseph Robertson, who took care of them as long as they lived. Eloise and Bob worked together for years. In 1985 they joined Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach where they served as deacons and volunteers. Eloise was a life member of VFW Post #10804, where she served as chaplain and as a volunteer.  
Eloise lived at Reflections Assisted Living in Carolina Forest for the last 11 months.  She loved it there.  
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow in North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice, 1318 Third Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Joan Wright Harrelson
Joan Wright Harrelson, 87, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at the Loris Rehab and Nursing Center in Loris following an illness.
Born on June 6, 1928, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Mack Dillon Wright and the late Isabelle Boyd Wright.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Winston Harrelson; one sister, Earldean Norris; and two brothers, M.D. Wright and Bobby Wright.
Mrs. Harrelson was a homemaker and attended Simpson Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Loris. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Spivey and her husband Dale of Tabor City, N.C., Wanda Suggs and her husband Bill of Loris and Pam Harrelson of North Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren, Barry Suggs and his wife Kelly of Loris, Kevin Suggs and his wife Laura of Summerville, Jennifer Spivey of Tabor City and Scott Spivey of Tabor City; and two great-grandchildren, Carter R. Suggs of Nichols and Bailey Jordan of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, at Twin City Memorial Gardens mausoleum in Loris with the Rev. Mark Hughes officiating. Visitation was held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, at Hardwick Funeral Home prior to services.
Memorials may be made to the Carter Cemetery Trust, P.O. Box 65, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Harold Lee Long
Harold Lee Long, 82, of North Myrtle Beach  passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on May 28, 1933, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late Wriston and Therie Connell Long.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Julia Black Long; and one son, David Long.
Mr. Long served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He spent his career in the automotive business as a service manager and also as an auto manufactory representative for the southeast.
Mr. Long and his wife moved from Charlotte to North Myrtle Beach in 1984.  He retired from the automotive industry in 1991, he loved every day living at the beach. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by one son, Norman Long of Monroe, N.C.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, at J.B. Tallent Funeral Home, 1937 Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28205.
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.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach and J.B. Tallent Funeral Home of Charlotte are serving the family.

Thomas James McCabe
Thomas James McCabe, 83, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Brightwater Retirement Community in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on Jan. 18, 1932, in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Thomas McCabe and the late Anna Egan McCabe.
Mr. McCabe served his country with courage and honor in the U.S. Navy and went on to work as an advertising executive with Benton and Bowles for 18 years and for R.J. Reynolds until his retirement. He was a member of the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Loris and a life member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Dwyer McCabe of Myrtle Beach; two sons, Peter McCabe of New Jersey and Thomas McCabe and his wife Niamh of New York; two daughters, Moire Dimartini and her husband Mark of New Jersey and Elizabeth Bell and her husband Doug of North Carolina; one step-son, John Dwyer and his wife Kathleen of Maryland; three step-daughters, Beth Garcia and her husband Charles of New Mexico, Diane Dwyer and her partner Craig Mader of Vermont and Amy Till and her husband John of Massachusetts; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection with Father D. Anthony Droze and Father Rick Labrecque officiating. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

John Charles Milthaler Sr.
John Charles Milthaler Sr., 87, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Dec. 12, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Walter and Ethel Hutton Milthaler.
Mr. Milthaler was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by two children, John C. Milthaler Jr. and Susan Hallman; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at King of Glory Lutheran Church. 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.

Monique A. Pain
Monique A. Pain, 76, of Little River died on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 9, 1939, in France, she was the daughter of the late Pierre and Renee Langevin Aube.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Christian Pain; one son, Frank Pain; two daughters, Francine Heeron and Lydie Hedrick; two sisters, Elaine Suray and Michelle Peru´; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Herron.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
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 & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Duane Thomas Skovinski
Duane Thomas Skovinski, 71, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.
Born on Feb. 12, 1944, in New London, Conn., he was the son of the late Vernon T. and Helen M. Skovinski.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one son, Jason Skovinski.
Mr. Skovinski was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed Sunday gatherings with his family. He was a skilled carpenter and owner of The Cabinet Shop in Loris.  He was an avid golfer and longtime fan of the New England Patriots.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah A. Skovinski of Loris; five children, Dyana S. Parker, Duane Skovinski II (Lisa), all of Connecticut, and Nicole Bergeron (Andrew) of Myrtle Beach, Jessica Mish of Little River and Krystal Eaddy (Marion Jr.) of Loris; 11 grandchildren, Joshua Buot (Clarissa), Nik Bath, Ryan Skovinski, Justin Skovinski, Taylor Turbeville, Caila Turbeville, Harley Mish, Kristian Skovinski, Sicily Eaddy, Maison Eaddy and Dean Skovinski; one great-grandchild, Arya Buot; one brother, Wesley Skovinski (Debbie) of Hawaii; and two sisters, Janice Sautter (George) of Conway and Carole Mejias (Angelo) of Connecticut.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Mary Davis Mercer Soles
Mary Davis Mercer Soles, 71, of Green Sea died on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Sept. 20, 1944, in Elizabeth City, N.C., she was the daughter of the late George Edward and Estelle Walker Davis.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, Billy Ray Mercer; one brother, Jim Davis; and one grandson, Samuel Ray Thompson.
Mrs. Soles was a member of Emerson Original Free Will Baptist Church where she served as church treasurer for 45 years.
She is survived by her husband, Jackie Soles of Green Sea; one son, Bill Mercer of Tabor City, N.C.; one daughter, Samantha Mercer Thompson (Roy) of Whiteville, N.C.; three brothers, Edward Davis, Alan Davis and Van Davis, all of Whiteville; three grandchildren, Benjamin Thompson, Caleb Thompson and Chloe Thompson; two step-children, Jacqueline Beck (Larry) of Nakina, N.C., and Avery Soles of Whiteville; five step-grandchildren, Larymi Beck, Janna Beck, Chrystal Soles, Tasha Grainger and Lander Soles; and eight step-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the funeral home chapel with burial following at McPherson Cemetery in Chadbourn, N.C.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.
 
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 14, 2016 EDITION
Nelda Bellamy Ward Bratcher
Nelda Bellamy Ward Bratcher, 82, of Longs died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Feb. 19, 1933, in North Myrtle Beach, she was the daughter of the late Hisen and Blanche Livingston Bellamy.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Robert L. Ward; and her second husband, S.G. Bratcher.
Mrs. Bratcher was a longtime member of Wampee Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Dianne Ward Hickman and Robin Ward Slate; one brother, Ellis Bellamy; one sister, Jackie McBride; two grandchildren, Morgan Hickman and Cody Slate; and two great-grandchildren, Hannah Hickman and Rand Hickman.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received 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 served the family.

Susan Dawn Coburn
Susan Dawn Coburn, 58, of Loris died on Tuesday Jan. 5, 2016, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence following a brief illness.
Born on Aug. 23 1957, in Fairmont, W.V., she was the daughter of Norma (Brown) of Farmington and the late Donnell Davis.
In addition to her father she was predeceased by one brother, Gregory Davis.
Mrs. Coburn was educated in the local schools. In earlier years, she enjoyed traveling, arts and crafts and home decorating, however, nothing gave her more enjoyment than spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of more than 40 years, William Bill Coburn; two daughters, Erin Jo Martin (Timmy) of Jonesville and Christina Rose Beall (Glen) of Parkton, N.C.; five grandchildren; and one sister, Deanna Hayes of Mannington W.V.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, 1203 Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is serving the family.

Reginald Hampton ‘Reggie’ Davis
Reginald Hampton “Reggie” Davis, 75, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, doing what he loved to do at the end of a good day while on a cruise in the Caribbean. He passed away after a long year of complicated medical issues.
He is survived by his best friend, love of his life and wife of 55 years, Sally Davis; two children, Sheryl Burke and her husband Patrick and Rick Davis and his wife Farrah; two grandchildren whom he cherished, Sabra Elizabeth Bryant and Hunter Drake Davis; three step-grandchildren, Patrick Burke IV, Zach and Kamryn; one brother, Leon Davis and his wife Ann and their children; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Davis was a life member of Little River Elks Lodge, a lifetime member of Renfro Masonic Lodge #691 and a Shriner for as long as we can remember. He will be remembered because of the man he was. With a heart of gold, he was a soft spoken gentleman who always had a story to share and a kind word for everyone.
The family respectfully requests that no flowers be sent. Memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Check Broad Shoulders, 801 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, at St. Stephen’s to celebrate his life fittingly on his birthday.

Mary Louise Bullard Elliott
Mary Louise Bullard Elliott, 94, of Raleigh, N.C., died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Raleigh.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, A.V. Elliott Jr of Tabor City, N.C., and her parents, Wallace and Dula Leggette Bullard of Loris.
She is survived by her son, the Rev. Dr. Roger V. Elliott and his wife Jackie of Cary, N.C.; two granddaughters, Emily Elliott Dilday and her husband Mark of Cary and Jenny Collins and her husband Lewis of Goldsboro, N.C.; one much loved and devoted sister, Daphne Brook of Goose Creek and her husband Bob; four bright and beautiful great-grandchildren, Hannah, Hunter, David and Logan; and many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.
Mrs. Elliott and her husband were longtime members of Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Tabor City where they sang in the choir and volunteered many hours of service. She was a great cook who was always ready to help with meals. She provided transportation for those who needed to be taken to doctor visits or grocery shopping.
She was born and educated in Horry County. She attended Spartanburg Methodist College and the University of South Carolina and taught elementary school for 38 years, mostly in Green Sea. Her love and care for children were evident from their comments about her influence on their lives.
The family expresses gratitude to the staff of Woodland Terrace and Rex Rehab and Nursing Center for their excellent and compassionate care.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Tabor City. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul UMC, 410 E. 5th St., Tabor City, N.C. 28463.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

William L. Gilbert
William L. Gilbert, 85, of North Myrtle Beach and Charlotte, N.C., peacefully departed this world on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Lincolnton, N.C., Mr. Gilbert graduated and went on to serve in the U.S. Army, 11th Airborne Division and retired from Southern Bell with 33 years of service.
He was predeceased by his parents, Marshall and Annie; and one son, Mark.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty; one daughter, Michelle (Travis); two sons, Larry and Randy (Sheila); one brother, Jack (Beth); two sisters, Peggy (Bob) and Shirley (Bud); four grandchildren, Billy, Allison, Gillian and Nathaniel; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10, at Risen Christ Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach. A funeral service followed at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his name to Risen Christ Lutheran Church, 10595 Hwy. 17 N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572-5712 or The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available online at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Elenore Theresa ‘Butch’ Girard
Elenore Theresa “Butch” Girard, 76, of Calabash, N.C., died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 8, 1940, in Seat Pleasant, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles George and Evelyn Wells Penkert.
Mrs. Girard retired in 1993 as a supervisor with the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C.
Following retirement, she and her husband moved to Calabash in 1997.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Raymond A. Girard; three sons, Raymond A. Girard Jr.  (Young Mi) of Woodbine, Md., Michael S. Girard (Dylia) of Korea and Charles L. Girard (Kim) of Prince Frederick, Md.; one daughter, Theresa A. Ruzicka (Edward) of Lusby, Md.; one sister, Mary Frances Ryon of Carolina Shores, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach where she was a parishioner and member of The Legion of Mary.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel with a prayer vigil at 3:30 p.m.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to an animal shelter of your choice in memory of Mrs. Girard.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., is serving the family.

Kenneth Lotz Hutton
Kenneth Lotz Hutton, 85, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.
He is survived by three children, Deborah Gerrity (Kevin), Karen Stant (Neil) and Kenneth Hutton (Marie); six grandchildren, Jessica, Kelli, Kimberly, Chase, Kenny and Travis; and two great-grandchildren, Ellie and Hutton.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in North Myrtle Beach.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Carl R. Kirkpatrick
Carl R. Kirkpatrick, 75, of Little River died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Dec. 20, 1940, in Malden, Mass., he was the son of the late Roger and Winnie Kirkpatrick.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was a resident of Little River for 21 years. He retired from Norwalk, Conn., fire department after 25 dedicated years of service.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Norma Fedele Kirkpatrick; one daughter, Shannon Trunck of Florida; two sons, Carl Kirkpatrick and Jason Kirkpatrick, both of Florida; two step-children, Patti Olivia and Cathy Jagoe  (Thomas Jr.) of Connecticut and California; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
There was no service at the request of Mr. Kirkpatrick.
Many thanks to Lower Cape Fear Hospice/Mercy Care for the absolutely wonderful care given at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Otis ‘Butch’ McCoig
Otis ‘Butch’ McCoig of Longs, previously of Oak Island, N.C., entered into the more immediate presence of the Lord on Saturday, Jan.9, 2016.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie McCoig; and two step-sons, Daniel Wiggins and Jason Wiggins.
A celebration of life will be held at the home of Paige and Rick Brown from 3 to 5 p.m. at 2 Augusta Drive in Oak Island on Saturday, Jan. 16.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Cecilia Margaret-Mary Ryan
Cecilia Margaret-Mary Ryan, 69, of Little River died on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Nov. 20, 1946, in Glasgow, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Gerard and Agatha Slevin McNally.
Mrs. Ryan was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Martin Ryan; two sons, Canal D. Ryan and Matthew G. Ryan; one daughter, Ellen E. Hayward; three brothers, Anthony McNally, Martin McNally and Joseph McNally; one sister, Marie T. Motch; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, 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 or 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 & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ruby Frances Brown Sarvis
Ruby Frances Brown Sarvis, 85, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on July 26, 1930, in Mullins, she was the daughter of the late Ben Brown and Eva Causey Brown.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edgar Rudolph “Scrooch” Sarvis; and one brother, William Ben Brown.
Mrs. Sarvis worked in farming and with IGA and was a longtime member of Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church.
Survivors include two children, Danny Sarvis of Loris and Lynda Snyder of Columbia; one grandson, Josh Snyder of Columbia; one sister-in-law, Ann Brown of Sumter; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Mark George officiating. Committal services were private. Visitation was held for one and one-half hours prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church, 937 Green Sea Road S., Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Frank D. Starace
Frank D. Starace, 63, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at his home.
Born on Aug. 12, 1952, in Queens, Long Island, he was the son of the late Frank and Dorothy Starace who were a city bus driver and stay at home seamstress mother.
Mr. Starace settled in the North Myrtle Beach area in 1990 to raise a family. He worked for the city of North Myrtle Beach Water Department until he retired in 2015 after 25 years of service.
Mr. Starace was an accomplished artist, a master auto and motorcycle mechanic and a gifted and talented carpenter. His passion for these interests began at a young age.
He was the proud father of Frankie, Marc (Erin) and Luke. He was the loving brother of Betty and Bill Rogers. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of North Myrtle Beach/Little River served the family.

Kathryn Ann Stohr
Kathryn Ann Stohr, 70, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Richburg, N.Y., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at her home.
Born on Feb. 8, 1945, in Olean, N.Y., she was the daughter of Gloria M. Stohr and the late Harold G. Stohr.
Mrs. Stohr retired from the Social Security Administration after more than 35 years of service. She was a member of the Daughters of The American Revolution. She was a passionate member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by her daughter, Dahel A. Griswold and her wife Susan M. Griswold of Rock Hill; one son, Lance G. Griswold and his wife Eileen Griswold of Hastings, NE; one sister, Nancy Coulmas of Bloomsburg, Pa.; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Mary Jean Thomas
Mary Jean Thomas, 91, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Compass Post Acute Care Rehabilitation in Conway.
Born on April 26, 1924, in Asheville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Vernon LeRoy and Mary Priscilla Preston Stewart.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Charles Thomas Jr.
Mrs. Thomas was a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include one daughter, Priscilla Ann Divo of North Myrtle Beach; and one sister, Betty Eaton of Myrtle Beach.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the First Baptist Church. Interment followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Evelyn Thomas Long Ward
Evelyn Thomas Long Ward, 81 of Tabor City, N.C., died on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on March 6, 1934, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Nolan Long and Inez Nobles Long.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Carl Junior Ward.
She is survived by two sons, Dale Ward (Wanda) of Tabor City and Chris Ward (Sharon) of Green Sea; four daughters, Linda Bryant (Michael Causey) of Green Sea, Teresa Suggs (Ricky) of Loris, Cindy King (Terry) of Ash, N.C., and Tammy Black (Donald) of Green Sea; one brother, Nathan Long of Chadbourn, N.C.; four sisters, Doris Strickland of Cerro Gordo, N.C., Brenda Hilbourn of Cerro Gordo, Velma Spruill of Plymouth, N.C., and Debbie Etheridge of Whiteville; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at New Horizon Worship Center in Tabor City. Burial followed at Carolina Cemetery in Green Sea.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail Road, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Mary T. Zakett
Mary T. Zakett, 88, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on March 17, 1927, in Ossining, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John and Julia Tobin MacElroy.
She is survived by four sons, Donald Zakett, David Zakett, Bruce Zakett and Glenn Zakett; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Adam Zakett; one daughter, Susan Travis; and three brothers.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1105 48th Ave. N., Suite 109, 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.
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 7, 2016 EDITION
Daniel Mason Arnold
Daniel Mason Arnold, 61, of Little River died on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Nov. 19, 1954, in Bamberg, he was the son of Henry Albert and Helen Angelo Arnold Jr.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 23 years, Beth Beckmann Arnold; one son, Jason Arnold (Kendra); one daughter, Danielle Getchel (Curt); three brothers, Rick Arnold, Hank Arnold and Jeff Arnold; one grandchild, Aedan Getchel; and a special friend until the end, Susan Luckman.
Services will be private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, N.C. 28422 or 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 & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Rosa Nell Chestnut
Rosa Nell Chestnut, 59, of Longs died on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church in Longs. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Latimer’s Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Sandra Batey Cole
Sandra Batey Cole, 59, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
Mrs. Cole was the wife of Thomas S. Cole and the mother of Julia Cole.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Joseph B. Gallagher
Joseph B. Gallagher, 85, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Anderson Oaks in Conway.
Born on Jan. 24, 1930, in Boston, Mass., he was the son of the late Joseph John and Lillian G. Boyden Gallagher.
Mr. Gallagher was a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Korean War. He was a self-employed accountant for 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Lee Watson Gallagher; one son, Joseph J. Gallagher and his wife Marie of Warner Robbins, Ga.; one daughter, Donna Newton and her husband Bruce of Newnan, Ga.; three step-sons, David Dysinger and his wife Angie of New Bern, N.C., Daniel Dysinger and his wife Kirsten of Raleigh, N.C., and Donovan Dysinger and his wife Katrina of New Bern; one step-daughter, Julie Rogers and her husband Matthew of Greentown, Ind.; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Florence National Cemetery in Florence. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Betty K. Griffin
Betty K. Griffin, 77, of Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 19, 1938, in Fair Play, she was the daughter of the late Carl Hampton and Junie Faye Grant King Sr.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Dr. John C. Griffin; two brothers, Wayne King and Carl H. King Jr.; and five sisters, Bobbie Kay Burriss, Jeanette Donald, Jewell Pittarelli, Doris Moore and Wendell King Stancil.
She is survived by one daughter, Alexis Ballard of North Myrtle Beach; one brother, Hoke King; and two granddaughters, Emmalee Grace Ballard and Serrah Roxann Ballard.
A memorial celebration will be announced 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.

Meta Grainger Hyatt
Meta Grainger Hyatt, 87, of Loris passed away on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
Born on Aug. 30, 1928, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Flossie and Ernest Grainger.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband of almost 50 years, Frank Burroughs Hyatt, with whom she farmed and raised two daughters.
Mrs. Hyatt  was a hard worker and an active leader at Gurley Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school, the women’s class and Vacation Bible School. She sang whenever possible.
Mrs. Hyatt was a woman ahead of her time. She modeled determination, self-confidence and strength of character. She shared her opinions freely and unabashedly with anyone and encouraged others to do the same.
As a widow, Mrs. Hyatt moved off the farm and developed a taste for traveling and other adventures around the country with new friends. She demonstrated a quick wit and a degree of stamina that wore out most everyone around her regardless of their age. She loved working in the yard, taking care of her flowers and pear trees and watching birds.
In later life, she fell in love again and married the Rev. A.D. Grainger of Conway, who also predeceased her.
In more recent years, she took great joy in being able to rejoin Mt. Zion Baptist Church, the church in which she was raised as a child. On most days you could find her out enjoying lunch at Webster’s or Cracker Barrel and then shopping.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Hardee of Loris and the Rev. Kimberly Hyatt (Jane Freedman) of Jacksonville, Fla.; one grandson, Jonathan Hardee (Heidi); and two great-grandchildren, Avery Hardee and Emma Grace Hardee of Loris; two sisters, Jo Holland of Florence and Gail Rhodes (Larry) of Loris; two children of A.D. Grainger, Donald Grainger (Linda) of Conway and Nancy Salyer (Ed) of Buffalo, Minn.
She was predeceased by one sister, Mildred Bell; and three brothers, Harvey Grainger, Shelton Grainger and J.C. Grainger.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. David Watts officiating. Entombment followed in the Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Loris.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service in the church sanctuary.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchguneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Ella Faye Bellamy Ritter
Ella Faye Bellamy Ritter, 79, of Belton, Texas, passed from this earth and was admitted by God into heaven on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016.
Born on June 6, 1936, on a tobacco farm in the community of Longs, she was the daughter of the late Robert Llewellyn Bellamy and the late Claudie Belle Cox Bellamy.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by four brothers, Ralph Roosevelt, James Olin and infant twins, John Taylor and Jack Walden.
Mrs. Ritter was a woman of love, compassion and inclusion.  She never spoke badly of anyone, was always helpful and was generous to a fault.  She regularly attended the Methodist church in her small South Carolina community along with her parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins. As an adult she was active in various church programs in numerous communities where she lived.
Prior to her death she was the devotional leader at Park Place Nursing Home for Belton United Methodist Church outreach program in Belton where she had been a supporting member for several years. She was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi and held leadership positions in chapters in Tomah, Wisconsin, and San Antonio, Texas, New Braunfels, Texas, and Temple, Texas.
Mrs. Ritter was a voracious reader having read hundreds, if not thousands, of books. She was entertained by the storyline but also enjoyed the way in which the author crafted words into sentences.  She read the world’s most popular book, the “Holy Bible”, from cover to cover and classics such as “Gone With the Wind” on multiple occasions. She motivated, by example, both sons to become avid readers. Travel was another passion. Mrs. Ritter traveled to all but four of the 50 states and to many countries in Europe as well as Canada and Mexico.
One of her many passions was her large extended family. Growing up, 12 aunts and uncles and 60 first cousins, all living within close proximity, provided adult supervision and instant playmates. She thought of each of them as her own parents or brothers and sisters. In her travels she often stopped to visit an aunt, uncle or cousin.  She enjoyed the large family gatherings and was a catalyst in organizing reunions when she believed one was needed.
Mrs. Ritter was a wonderful wife and a great mother.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Howard Dale; two sons, Michael Dale and his wife Thirza Jane, and their children, Tristan Adam, Abigail Grace, Ella Catherine and Anna Elizabeth, all of Houston, Texas, and Gregory Paul, and his daughter, Joy Niko, of Austin; two sisters, Mary Evelyn Panecki of Longs and Emma Jean Goodman of Kershaw; five brothers and their spouses are George Robert and Shirley of Columbus, Ga.,  Carlisle Llewellyn and Laverne of Longs, Marshall Wayne and Judy of Longs, William Dott and Maxine and John Hardin (Sonny) and Tammy of Loris; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family received visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the funeral home.   The funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Dossman Funeral Home.
Dossman Funeral Home of Belton served the family.

Brandon Douglas Sarvis
Brandon Douglas Sarvis, 32, of Whiteville, N.C., died on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at his home.
Born on Oct. 24, 1983, in Horry County, he was the son of Phil Sarvis of Whiteville and Beverly Lovette Sarvis of Texas.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Shelton “Bill” Sarvis; and his maternal grandparents, Guy and Vivian Lovette.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his step-mother, Joyce Sarvis of Whiteville; two step-brothers, Shannon McNair of Whiteville and Jason McNair of Wilmington, N.C.; his paternal grandmother, Ila Mae Sarvis of Green Sea; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at Abundant Life Assembly of God in Whiteville.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, at Abundant Life Assembly of God. Burial followed in the Lovette Cemetery in Green Sea.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C., served the family.

William Ernest Shay
William Ernest Shay, 67, of Nichols died on Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
He was born on May 24, 1948.
Mr. Shay was retired military, having served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Air Force. He loved the Lord and attended the First Assembly of God Church in Loris. He served on the board of directors of Anderson Oaks and was a foster parent for the state of South Carolina. He loved reading and was a frequent visitor to the local library. Mr. Shay also loved playing Santa Claus. He will be missed by his family and his many friends.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Stroud Shay; four daughters, Tasha Edwards of Cherry Grove, Dawn Shay Ford and her husband Mike, Marcie Deleon-Shay and her husband Maynor and Christie Shay Glasgow and her husband Jason; and eight grandchildren, Sarah, Laura, Brian, Martha, Philip, Clara, Jacob and Jackson.
A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at First Assembly of God Church in Loris.
Sign the online guest registry at www.cainfuneralhome.com.
Cain Funeral Home of Florence served the family.

Donna L. Ness Trimmer
Donna L. Ness Trimmer, 69, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born on Sept. 23, 1946, in York, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Pershing and Catherine Ness.
Mrs. Trimmer graduated from Dallastown High School in 1964 and attended York College and Shippensburg University with bachelor and master degrees in education. She was a retired administrative assistant for Deeb and Fanning in Calabash, N.C. Earlier she worked as an office manager for Envirite Corporation in York. She was a teacher for Dallastown School District for seven years.
Survivors include her husband, Richard C. Trimmer of Little River; one daughter, Tiffani Kleiser of York; one grandson, Cade Burdette of York; one sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Donald Strine; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Kathy Trimmer and  Daniel and Cynthia Trimmer, all of York; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held on Jan. 9, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Lee Funeral Home Chapel, Little River.
Donations 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.

Martha Louise Hall Tyler
Martha Louise Hall Tyler, 91, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at Mullins Nursing Center in Mullins after an illness.
She has gone to her heavenly home.
Born on May 3, 1924, she was the daughter of the late William James and Martha Boyd Stevens.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husbands, William Henry Hall and Arthur Tyler; and one son, Norman Rudolph Hall.
She was the youngest of 14 siblings.
Mrs. Tyler’s love for children was exhibited by welcoming less fortunate children into her home until they could be reunited with their biological parents. She was an active member of Pleasant Plain Baptist Church in Brooksville.
Survivors include five children, Shirley H. Hooks (Gene) of Mullins, W.H. “Buddy” Hall Jr. (Brenda) of Melbourne, Fla., Betty H. Buckwell (Jimmy) of Little River, Frankie H. Vinciguerra of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., and Raymond Davis Hall (Donna) of Little River; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Mitchell Hall.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church in the Brooksville Community of Little River. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of Pleasant Plain Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Williams and the Rev. Chadwick Ivester officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Plain Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 1208, Little River, S.C. 29566.
Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 31, 2015 EDITION
Dr. Isidro J. Amigo MD
Dr. Isidro J. Amigo MD, 84, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at his residence.
Born on July 10, 1931, in Habana, Cuba, he was the son of the late Isidro and Georgina del Portillo Amigo.
Dr. Amigo lived in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1966 to 2002 where he practiced medicine. He retired to North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Wtulich Amigo; one daughter, Amanda Kogler and her husband Kyle; three sons, Isidro A. Amigo and his wife Debbie, Emilio M. Amigo and Roger Amigo and his wife Tasha; one sister, Lydia Amigo-Spaulding; one brother, Jorge Amigo and his wife Hattie; one niece, Maria; 10 grandchildren, Elisa, Braden, Cameron, Ashley, Austen, Megan, Morgan, Bronson, Brielle and Aidan; and one great-grandson, Grayson.
A mass of christian burial was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, at Our Lady Star of The Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the service at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Carlton Lowe Beck
Carlton Lowe Beck, 81, of Little River died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at Loris Rehab and Nursing Center.
Born on Nov. 1, 1934, in Lexington, N.C., he was the son of the late William Carlton and Elma Mason Beck.
Mr. Beck was a U.S. Air Force veteran and member of VFW Post 10840 in Little River.  He was an avid fisherman and gun collector. He was very active with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by one daughter, E. Denise Whidby, MD, and her husband Richard L. Whidby; two grandsons, Richard Andrew Whidby and Bryson Dale Whidby; and extended family/caregiver, Joyce Whidby, mother-in-law of E. Denise Whidby.  
Services were private with the family.
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 & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Julian McGee Boswell
Julian McGee Boswell, 75, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at the Medical University Hospital in Charleston.
Born on March 6, 1940, he was the son of the late Evons Julian Boswell and Amma Mae McGee Boswell.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Betty Ann Boswell and Judy B. Isgett; and one brother-in-law, Charles Isgett.
Mr. Boswell served in the United States Air Force and was the owner/auto mechanic of Boswell’s Automotive. He was an avid Clemson fan and enjoyed watching NASCAR. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include one daughter, Dana (Wayne) Weaver of Hartsville; one brother, Carroll (Patsy) Boswell of Darlington; several nieces and nephews; one special cousin, Dot Johnson; and one special friend, Shirley Huff.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Susan Johnson Memorial Fund, 311 Pearl St., Darlington, S.C. 29532.
Belk Funeral Home of Darlington served the family.

Albert ‘Layton’ Brown
Albert “Layton” Brown, 73, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at his home in Pireway, N.C.
Born on July 3, 1942, in Brunswick County, N.C., he was the son of the late Molly Williamson Hewett and Bert Hewett.
In addition to his mother and step-father, he was predeceased by one sister, Inez Hewett of Loris; and one brother, Neal Williamson of Tabor City.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda Smith Brown of Tabor City; two daughters, Melissa Long and her husband Jerry of Ash, N.C., and Michelle Formyduval and her husband Israel of Longwood, N.C.; and three grandchildren, John Long, Breanna Long and Canna Formyduval.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Pireway Freewill Baptist Church in Tabor City.  Burial followed in Pireway Methodist Church Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Jean Betty McIntosh Ember
Jean Betty McIntosh Ember, 87, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on July 1, 1928, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late John Douglas McIntosh and the late Sa-Martha Brockdorff McIntosh.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Edward R. McIntosh.
Mrs. Ember was the retired owner of A&M Secretarial Services and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Loris.
Survivors include her daughters, Diana Gillmore of Loris, Karen Hopkins and her husband Harry of Palm Coast, Fla., and Susan Henry and her husband Peter of Ithaca, N.Y.; one son, David Armstrong and his wife Vicki of McLean, Va.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many loving Brockdorff family members living all across the country.
Funeral services were private.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Loris, P.O. Box 425, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Patricia Ann Freise Frye
Patricia Ann Freise Frye, 84, of Loris passed away on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on April 12, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Albert Freise Sr. and Agnes LaFrancois Freise.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Donald Clarence Frye Jr.
Mrs. Frye worked as an operator and in customer service with AT&T until her retirement. She was a member of the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Loris. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.
Survivors include four sons, Christopher Russell Frye and his wife Kathy of Staten Island, N.Y., Richard Thomas Frye and his wife Tina of Middletown, N.J., Donald Clarence Frye III and his wife Julie of Wilkesboro, N.C., and Dennis C. Frye of Conway; one brother, Ernie Freise and his wife Sally of Pennsylvania; one sister, Gerri Freise of New York; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services with Deacon Jim Collins officiating was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Loris.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Steven Christopher Hefner
Steven Christopher Hefner, 67, of Calabash, N.C., died on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at his home.
Born on May 2, 1948, in Richmond, Calif., he was the son of the late Lawrence H. and Ruth F. Jones Hefner.
Mr. Hefner is survived by his wife of 29 years, Susan Bourdeau Hefner; two sons, Matthew S. Hefner and Raymond T. Hefner; one daughter, Amber Nicole Sivertsen; one brother, Jerry Don Hefner; and five grandchildren, Abigail Hefner, Kaleb Hefner, Logan Hefner, Tyler Sivertsen and Molly Sivertsen.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received 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 served the family.

John E. Izykowski
John E. Izykowski, 69, of Longs passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River after a long illness.
Born on Oct. 16, 1946, in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late John T. and Mary J. (Yakush) Izykowski.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Susan C. Izykowski; and his younger brother Robert.
Mr. Izykowski was a 1964 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School and a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College.  He served as a HAWK Fire Control Mechanic on missile radar systems in Korea during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1973.  Following his service in the Armed Forces, he began a career in the business and consumer electronics sector, finally retiring from Office Max in 2008.
Mr. Izykowski was a lover of the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, swimming and golfing. He loved spending time at the beach, in the mountains or on a cruise ship with his longtime love, Susan Weedmark. Prior to retiring, he spent many happy summers in the Adirondacks at the log home he and his family built together or on vacation in Maine, Cape Cod, Florida or Lancaster, Pa. In his retirement, he volunteered his time at several Grand Strand charitable organizations, worked part-time at local golf clubs and played golf, painted and traveled extensively.
He will be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor and his ability to make friends wherever he went, whether on a train in Austria, in line at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., or at a gas station in Lancaster. He will be especially missed because of his sensitive and caring nature and his willingness to do anything he could to help and support his friends, family and even total strangers.
Survivors include two daughters, Julia S. Izykowski of Summerville and Katie J. Izykowski of Moncks Corner; his longtime partner, Susan J. Weedmark of Longs; and four brothers, Thomas (Denise), Joseph, James (Deborah) and Richard (Linda), all of New York’s Capital District; one uncle; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received visitors following the service.  The funeral will be held later in upstate New York with interment following the ceremony at Memory’s Garden Cemetery in Colonie, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his name to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1710, New York, N.Y. 10122 (www.orcf.org) or to North Strand Helping Hand, P.O. Box 115, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597 (www.northstrandhelpinghand.org).
A guest book is available online at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Lee Barnes Harrell
Dorothy “Dot” Lee Barnes Harrell, 84, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at her residence.
Born in Rutherfordton, N.C., she was the daughter of Clarence Dixon and Sarah Douglas Barnes.
She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Harrell.
Mrs. Harrell was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach. She and her husband ran many businesses in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by three sons, Mike Harrell and his wife Wrynn of North Myrtle Beach,  Jeff Harrell of Columbia and Rick Harrell and his wife Susan of North Myrtle Beach;  one sister, Barbara Melvin and her husband Skeet of Kings Mountain, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Lauren, Adrienne, Anna, Rebecca, Joseph, Rachel, Melissa, Summer and Jeff Jr.; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Sign the guest book at visit www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Homer Lee Jordan
Homer Lee Jordan, 77, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015.
Born on July 3, 1938, in Cheraw, he was the son of James A. and Phoebe Grant Jordan.  
Survivors include two sisters, Eunice Privette and Joyce Simpson.
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.

Elsie Mut Miller
Elsie Mut Miller, 92, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at her residence.
Born on Jan. 10, 1923, in New Britain, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Jose Maria and Mary Catherine Bushe Mut.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Alfred William Miller; two sons, Daniel James Miller and Alan Richard Miller; and one brother, Joseph Mut.
Mrs. Miller was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include one granddaughter, Kristina Topel; three great-grandchildren, Michael Topel, Travis Topel and Amanda Topel; and one daughter-in-law, Irene Miller.
A mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, at Our Lady Star of The Sea Catholic Church. Entombment followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

William ‘Bill’ Grover Prince Jr.
William “Bill” G. Prince Jr., 81, of West Columbia went to be with his Heavenly Father after a brief illness on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015.
Born on July 15, 1934, in Loris, he was a son of the late William Grover and Corrie Cox Prince.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Jerry Prince of Loris.
Mr. Prince graduated from Loris High School, received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at the University of South Carolina and was a registered professional engineer and land surveyor in South Carolina. He was employed by the SC Department of Transportation where he served as materials engineer in the construction division during the construction of the interstate highway system in South Carolina. He was a member of several committees of the transportation research board. He was a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers where he filled various officer positions of the South Carolina Section of ASCE.
Mr. Prince was an active member of the Palmetto Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America and served as newsletter editor for a number of years.
He was a member of Saluda River Baptist Church in West Columbia where he served as church clerk and on various church committees. He was a past member of Bayview Baptist Church where he was a deacon, Sunday school teacher of the men’s class, church moderator and chairman of various church committees.
In retirement, Mr. Prince was passionate about his family history and produced a book for each of his grandchildren entitled “Who Are My Grandparents”. He also updated the Prince family history and published The Cox Family history. He also organized the Cox Family Reunion in Loris for the past 26 years.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Fay Moore Prince; two sons, William Gary Prince and his wife Janet, and granddaughters, Ashlan and Genna of West Columbia, and George Edward Prince and his wife Debbie, and grandson, Evan, and granddaughters, Dani and Megan of Laurens; one sister, Jean Prince Parker of North Myrtle Beach; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Saluda River Baptist Church on Monday, Dec. 21.  Burial was held at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Laurens.
Memorials may be made to the Family Life Center of Saluda River Baptist Church, 3459 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, S.C. 29169.
Friends may sign the online guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com.
Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington served the family.

Jimmy Clayton Roberts
Lt. Col. Jimmy Clayton Roberts (retired), 61, of Friendswood, Texas, died on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in a motorcycle accident.
Born on June 3, 1954, in Conway, he was the son of Lillian Hall and Sgt. Maj. William W. Roberts (retired).
Mr. Roberts graduated from USC in 1976 majoring in history. He had a 33 year military distinguished career split between the Air Force and Texas Air National Guard, flying OV-10, F-15, F-4, F-16 and Predator drone aircraft. He spent two and one-half years in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also patrolled the skies over New York City immediately after 9/11.
During his military career, he earned many awards and commendations including: Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Force Achievement Medal; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon; Combat Readiness Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Force Overseas Service Long Tour Ribbon; Air Force Training Ribbon; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Unit Award; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters;  National Defense Medal w/2 service stars; Iraq Campaign Medal with one service star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with five Oak Leaf Clusters; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one hourglass device; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with one service star; Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border; Texas Medal of Merit; Texas Governor’s Unit Citation with three devices; Texas Adjutant Generals Individual  Award with one device; Texas Faithful Service Medal with two devices.
Mr. Roberts loved to laugh and lived life passionately giving generously to family and friends.  His hobbies included reading, riding his Harley with the Sovereign Souls as Road Captain and spending time with his many friends.
He is survived by his beloved mother, Lillian Hall Roberts of Longs; one brother, William Roberts of Raleigh, N.C.
His dog, Romeo, held a very special place in his heart.
Funeral services are being held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, at Lee Funeral Home. A graveside service with the Air Force Honor Guard will follow at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers donations and/or contributions may be made to the Lone Survivor Foundation, 2636 S Loop West, Suite 280, Houston, TX 77054.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Brandon Douglas Sarvis
Brandon Douglas Sarvis, 32, of Whiteville, N.C., died on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at his home.
Born on Oct. 24, 1983, in Horry County, he was the son of Phil Sarvis of Whiteville and Beverly Lovette Sarvis of Texas.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Shelton “Bill” Sarvis; and his maternal grandparents, Guy and Vivian Lovette.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his step-mother, Joyce Sarvis of Whiteville; two step-brothers, Shannon McNair of Whiteville and Jason McNair of Wilmington, N.C.; his paternal grandmother, Ila Mae Sarvis of Green Sea; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Abundant Life Assembly of God in Whiteville.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24, at Abundant Life Assembly of God in Whiteville and burial followed in the Lovette Cemetery in Green Sea.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C., served the family.

Thurman ‘Jack’ Sullins
Thurman “Jack” Sullins, 83, of Longs went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Born on Aug. 6, 1932, in McDowell County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Howard D. Sullins and Ida James Sullins.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Gale Sullins; and three sisters, Marcelle Harless, Bonnie Ford and Jean S. Campbell.
Mr. Sullins grew up in the Toole Creek Section of Washington County, Va., and was a graduate of Greendale High School. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1959 with a BS degree in dairy science and also held a MS degree from the University of Virginia in education. He taught school in Woodbridge, Va., for 10 years and was the owner and operator of Sullins Furniture for 37 years. He served in the United States Navy from 1952-56. He lived in Woodbridge for 37 years before moving to Longs in 2006. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Woodbridge and attended Buck Creek Baptist Church in Longs.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, June Cullip Sullins of Longs; one daughter, Jacquelin “Jackie” Mikus and her husband Thomas of Woodbridge; one son, Jeffrey Sullins and his wife Angela of Meadowview, Va.; one sister, Joyce Sullins of Abingdon, Va.; two brothers, Howard O. Sullins and his wife Mabel of Chester, Va., and Ernie Sullins and his wife Carol of Marion, Va.; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn Mikus, Justin Sullins and Kendall Sullins; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Knollkreg Memorial Park with the Rev. Jerry A. Eggers officiating. The family received friends from 1 to 2:15 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Jeff Sullins, Justin Sullins, Thomas Mikus, Ernie Sullins, Nolan Sullins and Eddie McConnell.
Memorials may be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church, 11483 Hwy. 905 N., Longs, S.C. 29568 or Greendale Chapel, P.O. Box 1314, Abingdon, Va. 24212.
Frost Funeral Home of Abingdon served the family.

Rolland Eugene ‘Ron’ Swift
Rolland Eugene “Ron” Swift, 74, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born on April 5, 1941, in Millville, N.J.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Susan (Perks); and his twin brother, Roger Swift.
Mr. Swift graduated from Millville High School in 1959. Before his retirement, he worked for Wheaton Industries throughout the Midwest, New York and in Millville. He retired from Arrowpak, Inc. in New York City as vice president of sales.
In retirement, he pursued his love of golf and traveling. He was a collector of original art and also enjoyed painting. He was a past president of the Chicago Bow Hunters Association. He was an avid reader and supporter of the free public library system.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer (Roselle); three children, Bonnie Zimmerman (Dave), James R. Swift (Tiffany) and Erin Hemsley (Tom); six grandchildren, Stacey Ferrari, Caitlyn Ferrari, Chloe Swift, Parker Swift, Kaia Hemsley and Tyler Hemsley; two sisters, Carol Blystone (Bill) and Janice Hulitt (Brian); two step-daughters, Andrea Lookabaugh Rodi and Kathie Lookabaugh Smith, and their children, Erica and Allison Rodi and Drew Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Millville Public Library, 210 Buck St., Millville, N.J. 08332.
A private memorial service will be held with the family 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.

Ruth F. Walker
Ruth F. Walker, 93, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at Conway Medical Center in Conway after complications following open heart surgery.
She was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, on Oct. 10, 1922.
Mrs. Walker was in banking for 23 years and retired as vice president of operations for Diamond Savings Bank. She was active in several civic organizations and served in club, area, district and international positions for Zonta International. She served Zonta as International President from 1988-90. This position took her to five different continents and numerous countries. After joining, in 1993, she served Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church as a deacon, elder, on many different committees and in numerous capacitates over the last 22 years.
She is survived by her husband, Maynard W. Walker; two daughters, Charlotte F. Saunders of Columbus, Ohio, and Debra Taylor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sons, Marshall Walker of Marysville, Ohio, and Warren Walker of Little River; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.
Memorials may be made to the Zonta Foundation of Myrtle Beach for the Ruth F. Walker Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 51572, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29579 or to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 Sixth Ave. S., 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.

Harry Lee Wright
Harry Lee Wright, 76, of Loris passed away on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at the Angel House Hospice Care Center in Whiteville, N.C., following an illness.
Born on Feb. 21, 1939, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of Leo Wright and Lillie Strickland Wright.
Mr. Wright served his country in the United States Marine Corps. After the military, he worked as a construction contractor and attended Body of Believers Church in Loris.
Survivors include two sons, Harry Wright Jr. of Newport News, Va., and Jimmy Wright of Roanoke, Va.; two step-sons, Billy Shelley and Gene Shelley, both of Loris; five sisters, Mary Williamson and Lucille Wenger, both of Hampton, Va., and Faye Blanton of Carrollton, Va., Pearl Bell of Fair Play and Judy McPherson of Chadbourn, N.C.; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, Dobie Wright, Lloyd Wright, Harold Dean Wright and Robert Wright; and one sister, Alice Watts.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Body of Believers Church in Loris with the Rev. Rodney Strickland and the Rev. Lloyd Williamson officiating. The family will gather in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Angel House Hospice Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 24, 2015 EDITION
Kenneth Monroe Beasley
Kenneth Monroe Beasley, 73, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015.
Born on Sept. 27, 1942, in Robeson County, N.C., he was the son of the late Robert and Eunice Beasley.
He was predeceased by one brother, Ernie Beasley; and one sister, Alice Faye Horne.
Mr. Beasley was a member and a deacon of Buck Creek Baptist Church in Longs and was past chairman of the deacons.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris Hammonds Beasley of Loris; one son, Kenny Beasley and his wife Clara of Hopkins; three granddaughters, Kendra Beasley of Rock Hill and Sydney Beasley and Bailey Beasley, both of Hopkins; two great-granddaughters, Abigail and Zoey; and one brother, Lorenzo Beasley and his wife Geraldine of Leland, N.C.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Buck Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Allen officiating and Kenny Beasley providing the eulogy.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church, 11483 Hwy. 905 N., Longs, S.C. 29568.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Hilda Rae Wright Bullock
Hilda Rae Wright Bullock, 75, of Loris went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence surrounded by members of her family, church family and friends of the Lord.
Born on July 15, 1940, in Tabor City, N.C., she was the youngest daughter of the late Edgar Austin Wright and Agnes Hardee Wright.
She was predeceased by one brother, Cedric Wright.
Mrs. Bullock was a graduate of Tabor City High School and King’s Business College in Charlotte, N.C.  She worked many years as a bookkeeper and office manager in Whiteville, N.C. She was a homemaker, an animal lover, a companion to the elderly and an active member of Bethany Baptist Church in Loris.
She is survived by one son, Scott Bullock of Australia; one sister, Eunice Wright Cox of Wilmington, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews and other family and friends.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Lewis officiating and the eulogy given by Phyllis Elliott Elvington. The family received friends in the church fellowship hall following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, 3160 Hwy. 45, Loris, S.C. 29569 or to your favorite local animal rescue mission/humane society.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson, 58, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Bolivia, N.C., after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on June 1, 1957, in Massachusetts and raised in Mullins, he was the son of the late Fodia Mae Jackson and the late Edward Dale Jackson.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one child, Michael Brady Jackson.
Mr. Jackson graduated from Mullins High School.
He leaves behind his significant other of 16 years, Teresa Huffstetler of Kings Mountain, N.C.; two sons, Heath and Alisha Brady and Dain and Elizabeth Brady, all of Little River; two brothers, Jim and Holly Jackson of Mullins and Kenneth and Kelli Jackson of Marion; and five grandchildren, whom he adored.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, at Lee Funeral Home.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Stephen William Moore
Stephen William Moore, 55, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family following a long illness.
Born on April 22, 1960, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Betty Latham Moore and the late Rev. Thomas Moore.
He was predeceased by one brother, Michael; and one brother-in-law, Darryl.
Mr. Moore is survived by his wife of 36 years, Gerry Lou Randall Moore; two sons, James Moore (Liz) and John Moore (Jessica); four brothers, Thomas (Ruthann), Kevin (Rebecca), Mark (Sharon) and Peter (Louise); three sisters, Gail Dale, Carla Sullivan (John) and Nancy Clark (Bruce); one sister-in-law, Bobbi; and one granddaughter, Shayden Moore.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Wampee Baptist Church. The family received friends following the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Royce E. Watson
Royce E. Watson, 73, of North Myrtle Beach went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Sept. 30, 1942, in Britton’s Neck, he was the son of Christine Brown Watson and the late Jake Austin Watson.
Mr. Watson was the owner of Myrtle Builders Inc. and Palmetto Shores Marina. He was also co-creator and MC of the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta. He was past president of the Touchdown Club and was a Dixie Youth coach. He loved golfing, fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles with his biker friends and all sports. Everyone who knew him loved and admired him. You always knew where you stood with him. He always had a smile on his face and a hug to give.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife of  35 years, Susie Watson; four children, Chris Watson (Paige) and their children, Jake and Camryn Watson of Chapin, Lichelle Coker (Derrick) and their children, Cohen and Baylee Coker of Scranton, Tara Watson (Dexter Garris) and their children, Sarah Emma, Casey and Ricky Garris of Scranton and Hope Cauthen (Kim) and their children, Carolina “Rugrat” and Rivers Cauthen of Pawleys Island; 10 siblings, Ralph S. Watson (Jeanette), Geraldine Watson Hankins, Anne Watson Dusenbury, Joe A. Watson (Diane), James P. Watson, Camilla Watson Lovell (Mike), Gwen Watson James (Johnny), Barry A. Watson (Carol), Mitchel B. Watson (Jerry) and Wayne R. Watson (Sandra); many nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Frank Boulineau and his wife Elizabeth.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Watson Funeral Services.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Watson Funeral Services Chapel with Barry A. Watson and the Rev. Luford Pope officiating.
Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta, P.O. Box 395, Little River, S.C. 29566.
Sign a guest book at watsonfuneralservices.com.
Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 17, 2015 EDITION
Patricia Lee Cardwell
Patricia Lee Cardwell, 62, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at her home.
Mrs. Cardwell was a registered nurse and retired from Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby E. Cardwell; one son, Bobby H. Cardwell and his wife Amy; one daughter, Roxanne Doolittle and her husband Darin; five grandchildren, Darin Doolittle Jr., Dylan Doolittle, Webb Cardwell, Kirsten Doolittle, Lane Cardwell; and two siblings, Charles and Kathryn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends at the mausoleum from 10 to 10:55 a.m. prior to services.
An online guest register is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Carson John Courage
Carson John Courage, 41, of Little River died on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.
Born on Nov. 29, 1974, in Gainesville, Fla., he was the son of Kenneth G. and Myrna M. Courage.
Mr. Courage was the owner of Myrtle Beach Golf Directors.
In addition to his parents he is survived by one sister, Christi Wiltse (Justin); one niece, Isabel Courage Wiltse; and one nephew, Benjamin Deed Wiltse.
He will be missed by his family and friends.
A memorial gathering was held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, at Lee Funeral Home.
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 served the family.

Verne William Critz
Verne William Critz, 66, of Little River died on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.
Born on Nov. 4, 1949, in E. Patchogue, Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. V.W. Critz.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Dana Critz; and one sister, Dori Critz.
Mr. Critz graduated with a BA in music from Northland College and received his MA in worship from Christian Leadership University. He was one of the founders of the North Strand Housing Shelter and served on its board. An ordained minister of Music and Worship, he last served at Bible Fellowship Baptist Church and previously at King of Glory Lutheran and Lakeside Baptist Churches. He worked for 15 years with alcoholics and drug abusers, serving a term on a state level committee. He was instrumental in design and printing promotional materials for CBS, AA and NSHS, and was also web master for CBS and Christian Voices Magazine. He founded Sound Trax Inc. of Raleigh, N.C.
Survivors include his wife, Claudette P. Critz; two sisters, Margot (Brian) Kaleito and Phyllis Critz; two step-daughters, Debby (Kelly) Felder and Claudia (Darren) Hilburn; and four grandchildren, Holman Felder, Corey Felder, Claudia Felder and Eil Hilburn.
Visitation was held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Bible Fellowship Baptist Church in Little River. A memorial service followed at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to North Strand Housing Shelter, c/o Dana Black, 2335 Hwy. 9 W., Longs, S.C. 29568.

Robert ‘Bob’ DeJong
Robert “Bob” DeJong, 72, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.
Born on Jan. 3, 1943, in Glenn Ridge, N.J., he was the son of Elsie and Minnor DeJong.
Mr. DeJong was raised in Parsippany, N.J. He was a Vietnam veteran. He lived in Denville, N.J., until 1992, when he moved to Little River.
He worked as an auto body repairman in New Jersey, then became a master carpenter after moving to South Carolina.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Chelly; one daughter, Monique Holenko and her husband Alex; one son, Bob and his wife Donna; three grandchildren, Morgan Holenko, Ryan DeJong and Kiley DeJong; his mother-in-law, Marcy Elliott; two brothers, Harold DeJong and his wife Barbara and Tommy DeJong of Budd Lake, N.J.; one brother-in-law, John Fallon and his wife Melissa, and their four sons, JP, Derek, Andrew and Brandon; one sister-in-law, Ronni Romanelli and her husband Frank; one very special niece, Lisa Delaney her husband Charles, and their son, Charlie; his father-in-law, John Fallon and his wife Peggy, and their son, and son Jamie; and his very special friends, Alex and Elaine Holenko.
A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at the family residence. Friends and family are welcome.
A special thank you to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and Coastal Cancer Center, both in Myrtle Beach.
 In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church, 1091 Hickman Road NW, Calabash, N.C. 28467.
Grand Strand Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Betty Gayle Grainger
Betty Gayle Grainger, 64, of Loris died on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at her home.
Born on Feb. 17, 1951, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Benny Lee Duncan and Annie Jane Manning Duncan.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Arthur “Bill” Duncan; one sister, Clara Mae Duncan; and two brothers-in- law, John Jenrette and Junior Duncan.
She is survived by one son, Richard Grainger (Tammy) of Loris; one sister, Jeanette Jenrette of Tabor City, N.C.; two grandchildren, Blake Jordan and Gage Grainger; and one sister in law, Dean Duncan Soles.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Loris.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Howard Grainger
Howard Grainger, 96, of Longs passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at his home after a long illness.
Born on Oct. 20, 1919, he was the son of the late Ferd and Minnie Sarvis Grainger.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his first wife, Leona Stevens Grainger; one son, Dale Grainger; one sister, Austin Bryant; two brothers, Hoyt Grainger and Sam Grainger; and one step-son, Tommy Livingston.
Mr. Grainger was a member of Mt. Leon Baptist Church in Longs. He was a retired brick mason.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine L. Grainger; two children, Larry Grainger (Diane) of Ocean City, Md., and Carolyn Wentz of Pasadena, Md.; one sister, Dorothy Livingston of Loris; one daughter-in-law, Gale Grainger of Georgia; four step-daughters, Linda Vereen (Frankie), Gail Griffin (Tommy), Deborah Dreyfous (Lee) and Paige Livingston Gilmore, all of Longs; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Mt. Leon Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Singleton and Chaplain John Edwards officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Baptist Church cemetery. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Leon Baptist Church, 9801 S. Hwy. 905, Longs, S.C. 29568.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Nancy Jane ‘Nan’ McDowell
Nancy Jane “Nan” McDowell, 90, of Longs passed away on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on May 16, 1925, in Allentown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ernest H. and Clara M. Wetherhold.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Donald E. Wetherhold.
Mrs. McDowell was a graduate of Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pa., and attended Cedar Crest College in Allentown. She worked as a secretary and administrative assistant for various U.S. governmental agencies in Washington, D.C., Germany, California and private industry. Her love was her flower garden.
Mrs. McDowell married her husband, John, on Friday, Sept. 13, in Newport Beach, Calif., before moving to South Carolina in July 2005. She and her husband lived in Waterboro, Maine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Durango, Col., and Southern California throughout their marriage.
Survivors include her husband, John M. McDowell of the home; two step-sons, Thomas P. McDowell and his wife Marianne of Standish, Maine, and Steven J. McDowell and his wife Linda of Saco, Maine; one sister-in-law, Renee Wetherhold of Emmaus; one sister, Barbara Ann Traugh and her husband Robert of Indiana, Pa.; four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Longs. In honor of Mrs. McDowell’s wishes there will be no funeral service.
Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 51, Longs, S.C. 29568 or to the charity of your choice.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Samantha Joann Case Miller
Samantha Joann Case Miller, 49, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on May 19, 1966, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Frankie Case and the late Betty Jean Mincey Gause.
Survivors include two children, Katie Miller and Phillip D. Wilson; two brothers, Robert Siau and Johnny Case; one aunt, Shirley Smith and her husband Ernest; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
No services are planned at this time.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Sammuel Davis Moss
Sammuel Davis Moss of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.
Born on May 29, 1985, in Horry County, he was the son of David and Sarah Moss.
He was predeceased by three grandparents, Freeman Bellamy, James Bryant and Lula Mae Bryant; seven aunts, Daffine Edge, Lucy Ann Moss, Shirley Ann Bellamy, Apostle Carolyn Bessent, Katie Moss, Tereasa Williams and Prophetess Valene Bryant; six uncles, Carneilus Bryant, the Rev. James Bryant, Billy D. Bryant, Howard Hemingway, Jessie James Feldon and Edward Moss; and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.
Mr. Moss, also known as C Low and Lil Daddy, always had a way of making people smile, even when you were having a bad day. His hobbies included going to church, playing the piano, playing the PlayStation system and hanging out with his favorite cousins. He was the type of person who would come back and apologize if he wronged you in anyway.
Mr. Moss attended North Myrtle Beach High School and graduated in June 2004. He was converted and accepted the Lord at an early age. He was a member at New Life House of Judah and Judah’s Place. He was a minister of music and played several churches throughout his community in Loris, Longs and Conway.
Survivors include his mother, Pastor Sarah E. Moss of Conway; his father, David Moss of North Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Tanisha Moss and Crystal Moss; two nieces, Charisma and Silver Moss-Freeman, both of the home; and his grandmother, Shelly Moss of Little River Neck.
A service was held on Sunday, Dec. 13, at Flag Patch Apostolic Holiness Church in Loris.
Latimer’s Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Timothy Bruce Nugent
Timothy Bruce Nugent, 68, of Little River died on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015.
Born on Sept. 17, 1947, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late John B. and Ruth Koch Nugent.
Mr. Nugent retired from Mobil Oil Company after 20 years and served for 10 years with the Horry County Fire and Rescue.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Katherine Reyer Nugent; two daughters, Michelle Lynn Taylor and Monica Anne Spasiano; two brothers, John Nugent and Gary Nugent; and nine grandchildren, Brittany, Jessica, Alyssa, Daryan, Mackenzie, Emily, Olivia, Rebecca and Isabella.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Little River Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 91, 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.

John Aloysius Ranalli
John Aloysius Ranalli, 53, of Little River died on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, at his home.
Born on March 1, 1962, in Hackensack, N.J., he was the son of Mary Louise Kratz Ranalli and the late John Joseph Ranalli.
He was predeceased by one brother, Joseph Ranalli.
Mr. Ranalli was a lover of animals, the great outdoors and was a friend to virtually everyone he met.
He is survived by two sisters, Alyson Willford and Kathy R. Wagner, both of Wilmington, N.C.
Funeral services will be private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Whiskers Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, P.O. Box 70066, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572 or All 4 Cats, 114 Harrels Lane, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Dottie Sibiski
Dottie Sibiski, 88, of Little River passed away on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.
Born on Dec. 1, 1927, in Bridgeport, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Ann K. Sajgovic.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Walter Sibiski; one daughter, Christine Kleczkowski (Fred); one son, Walter (Ann Marie); two sisters, Ann Ferik and Mary Perec; two grandchildren, Melissa (Ken) and Brian (Shannon); and three great-grandchildren, Keala, Kai and Brayden.
A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Maureen Lee Thomas
Maureen Lee Thomas, 69, of Conway died on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at Kingston Nursing Center.
Born on Dec. 13, 1945, in Richmond Hill, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Edward G. and Jeanette Forrest Haase.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one son, Gary Eugene Thomas; one brother, Edward Haase; two sisters, Jean Rademacher and Eileen Freeley; and two grandchildren, Kenneth Hodges and Stephanie Callahan.
Mrs. Thomas was a loving wife, mother, awesome grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, scratch off tickets, collecting Hallmark ornaments, Beanie Babies and Boyds Bears.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Gary Lee Thomas; three daughters, Jean Dumont (Chuck) of Tennessee, Eileen Johnson (Chris) of Loris and Carol Reich (Eddie) of Conway; two step-children, Kevin Thomas of Missouri and Terri Majors of California; one sister, Dorothy Divito of New York; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, at Watson Funeral Services. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 10, 2015 EDITION

Billy Ray Blackwell
Billy Ray Blackwell, 67, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at his home.
Born on June 27, 1948, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of the late Howard James Blackwell and Ola Jane Spivey Blackwell.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters.
He is survived by one daughter, Kristie Lynette Blackwell of Green Sea; two brothers, C. M. Blackwell of Cerro Gordo, N.C., and James Blackwell of Hallsboro, N.C.; one sister, Carolann Blackwell of Hallsboro; three grandchildren, Amber English, Harley English and Savannah English; and one great-grandchild, Austen Owens.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel in Tabor City.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is serving the family.

Patrick Dale Blake
Patrick Dale Blake, 83, of Longs died on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Feb. 28, 1932, in Stuarts, Va., he was the son of the late Luther (Jack) and Zelma Trippet Blake.
He was predeceased by his wife, C.J. Blake; and one niece, Lisa Blake-Phillips.
Mr. Blake graduated from Fairmont State College. He was a teacher, drama coach, guidance counselor, model and actor (SAG) and loved to play golf.    
He is survived by five children, Michael Blake, Casey Blake, Amy Crowley (Mike), Kristen Bradley and Bene’ Freeman; five grandchildren; three nieces; and one nephew.
A celebration of life will be held in Fairfax in the spring.
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 & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Dorothy Williams Campbell
Dorothy Williams Campbell, 93, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on July 12, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Lester Williams and Fleetie Morse Williams.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Campbell; five brothers, Hubert Williams, Burleson Williams, Seth Williams, Hershel Williams and P.L. Williams; and three sisters, Edith Prince, Lillian Williams Prince and Marvelann Norris.
She is survived by one daughter, Carol Wright (Roger) of Clarendon, N.C.; one son, Herbert Campbell Jr. (Brenda) of Randleman, N.C.; one sister, Elizabeth Simpson of Elizabethtown, N.C.; four grandchildren, Chris Wright (Lisa) of Little River, Timothy Wright (Sheila) of Clarendon, Tonya Campbell of Randleman and Joey Campbell (Amanda) of Lexington; five great-grandchildren, Dylan Wright, Kyle Wright, Brianna Wright, Kayla Campbell and Savannah Campbell; and her pet companion, “Baby”.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
The family received friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Forest Lawn Baptist Church, U.S. 701 Bypass, Tabor City, N.C.  28463 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail Road, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Earl Gene Cannon
Earl Gene Cannon, 63, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at his residence.
Born in Conway, he was the son of the late Henry Hallie and Mattie Stevens Cannon.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Alberta Rabon and Mary Floyd; and two brothers, O’Neal Cannon and Bill Cannon.
He is survived by his life partner, Wade Smith of Myrtle Beach; one son, Chad Cannon and his wife Stacy of Loris; one daughter, Kimberly Cannon Corder and her husband Brett of Summerville; four sisters, Betty Brigman and her husband Ray and Rachel Coffey, all of Loris, and Rhonda Cannon and Debbie Kelly and her husband Andy, all of Shallotte, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Cannon Corder, Peyton Cannon, Sutton Corder and Lennon Corder.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Burial followed at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery in Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1113 44th Ave. N., Suite 200, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Udell Mclamb Cribb
Udell Mclamb Cribb, 78, of Chadbourn, N.C., died on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Mcleod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Aug. 1, 1937, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Homer Love McLamb and Minnie Magnolia McLamb.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Royal Sim Cribb; and one son, Clark Sim Cribb.
She is survived by three daughters, Gwen Dell Carroll of Chadbourn, Kim “Kimmy Sue” Nance of Little River and MeLisa Johnson of Little River; two sons, Royal “Roy” Cribb of Chadbourn and Anthony Cribb of Nakina; one sister, Cleo Jenrette of Nakina, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, at Welcome Freewill Baptist Church in Chadbourn.  Burial followed in the Cribbtown Cemetery in Chadbourn.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Bobby Gause
Bobby Gause, 77, of Loris passed away on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.
Born on Oct. 22, 1938, in Conway, he was the son of the late Berklin Rauden and Mary Hughes Gause.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one daughter, Melanie Laura Gause; two brothers, Dennis Gause and Kenneth Joe Gause; one sister, Barbara Ann Gause; two brothers-in-law, D.J. Watts and Glenn Smith; and one sister-in-law, Marilyn Gause.
Mr. Gause was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Conway and loved farming, gardening and collecting antique coins. He was very instrumental in the operation of several family owned businesses. His greatest accomplishments were his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa Ann Doyle Gause; two children, Kimberly Gause Eckersley and her husband Bobby and Robert Daryl Gause and his wife Kristen, all of Loris; four grandchildren, Lauren Eckersley, Ryan Eckersley, Joyce Gause and Marion Gause, all of Loris; two sisters, Frances Watts of Loris and Vernelle Smith of Raleigh, N.C.; and two brothers, Bill Gause of Conway and Berklin Gause and his wife Terri of Loris; and one sister-in-law; Norma Jean Gause of Conway.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating.  Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 6907 Hwy. 905, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Wilson D. ‘Danny’ Grimes
Wilson D. “Danny” Grimes, 64, of Longs, formerly of Blair, W.V., and Chapmanville, W.V., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.
He fought a good fight, he finished his course, kept the faith. He is now walking the streets of gold with his Savior. He has no more need for his earthly body, but is enjoying his new glorified body as he strolls around that Heavenly City with those that have gone on before.
Danny graduated from Sharples High School in Sharples, W.V., in the Class of 1969.
He worked as a coal miner for 29 years, a member of Local 2935.
His last years were spent at Nova Lighting Company in Myrtle Beach before retiring three years ago.
He was of the Baptist faith, a past member of Ball Chapel Church and Chapmanville United Baptist and attending Lakeside Baptist of North Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 22, 1951, he was the son of George W. Grimes and Virginia White Grimes.
He was predeceased by one son, Little Danny; one sister, Donna Grimes; his parents and grandparents.
Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, Barbara Holstein Grimes; one son Michael Grimes (Franchaska), granddaughters Laikyn, Kerigan Reese Grimes of Wheelersburg, Ohio; granddaughter Mollie Smith of Beckley, W.V.; special nephew, Jamie (Amber) Jarrell; great-niece, Addison; special pet companion, Mitzigirl, that he loved very much; and a host of family and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Handley Funeral Home in Danville W.V.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Robert Schultz and Jeff Lane will officiate.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Thank you to Lee Funeral Home and staff in Little River for their wonderful service.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Robert Eugene Hardee
Robert Eugene Hardee, 81, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at MUSC in Charleston.
Born on July 26, 1934, in Loris, he was the son of the late Preston Devon Hardee and the late Bessie Mae Springs Hardee.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Jacklyn Yvonne Hardee Arnette.
Mr. Hardee served his country with courage and honor in the United States Navy. After the military, he worked as a farmer and with the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement. He was a longtime member of Loris First Baptist Church but will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Ladoska Rabon Hardee of the home; one son, Michael Hardee; one daughter, Linda (Richard) Johnson; two grandchildren, Andrew (Ashley) Johnson and Jamie (Daniel) Johnson; one great-grandchild, Avery Johnson, all of Myrtle Beach; his favorite pet, Callie of Myrtle Beach; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Loris First Baptist Church with Dr. Louis Venable officiating. Committal services followed at Patterson Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Charles Holdorf
Charles Holdorf, 72, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Myrtle Beach Manor in South Carolina.
Mr. Holdorf was a 1961 graduate of Cooperstown High School in New York. In 1971 he graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a BA degree in Economics. He took great pride in his burnt orange, hook’em horns!
Mr. Holdorf served his country meritoriously during the Vietnam Conflict and was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star for his service as a Medical Corpsman with the 5th Special Forces Group. He had been gainfully employed as an administrator at Leander Boys School in Austin, Texas. He was also an avid dog trainer, breeder and owner of multiple Irish wolfhound champions. He found his true love of adventure through his U.S. Coast Guard license. He navigated the Atlantic Ocean numerous times and made many friends sailing and racing the vessel, “Illusion”.
Mr. Holdorf was an active member of the Robber’s Roost Homeowners Association, the VFW, the American Legion and the Special Forces Association.
No local services are planned.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Dyane Dye Wood Kellogg
Dyane Dye Wood Kellogg, 97, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015.
Survivors include her husband, Fred F. Kellogg Jr.; two daughters, Dr. Diandra Wood and Paula Neal; and one granddaughter, Jordan Neal.
Mrs. Kellogg was active in many lineage societies. She graduated from the University of Michigan and several other colleges. She was director of Foreign Languages in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she was also a member of the Tulsa Social Register. She was the author of one book.
A service was held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
Burial will be private north of New York City.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net
McMillan-Small Funerall Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Andrew Jacquelyn Mishoe
Andrew Jacquelyn Mishoe, 90, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris after an extended illness.
Born on Jan. 13, 1925, in McLeod Florence Hospital in Florence, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Bess Worley Mishoe.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by two sisters, Fannie Mishoe Hall and Bess Worley Mishoe.
Miss Mishoe was a graduate of Loris High School and Coker College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and the University of North Carolina where she earned her Master of Education degree.
After graduation she taught first grade in Horry County. She then began teaching first grade for Columbus County at Tabor City Elementary in Tabor City, N.C. She helped to pioneer the implementation of the public school kindergarten program for Columbus County. Upon receiving her supervision certification degree, she was promoted to the Columbus County Central Office to direct the kindergarten through eighth grade program. She retired in the 1980s in order to care for her mother during her declining health.
Miss Mishoe was active in her community, church and in many professional organizations. She was a life long member of Loris First Presbyterian Church in Loris. For over 50 years she was an active member of the Loris Garden Club, Loris Music and Literary Club and the Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She served on many municipal boards in the town she loved and was so proud of, Loris. She was honored by the Loris Chamber of Commerce as Loris Citizen of the Year in 2006. Miss Mishoe loved her flowers and sharing them with various churches and countless friends. She enjoyed directing weddings over the years in both Carolinas.
A passion of Miss Mishoe was the restoration of antiques and her father’s home at Lewisville in the Bayboro community and the famous Horry County landmark home, the Allsbrook-Rankin-Mishoe. Both homes were lost to fires. Always the epitome of southern charm and grace, Miss Mishoe loved to share her homes with the public for Chamber of Commerce functions, black tie affairs, birthdays and weddings.
Left to cherish her memories are a host of cousins and friends. She was especially grateful for the help of her cousins and caregivers over the years, Celsa Worley and Maria Worley. Her wish was to always be able to live her life out in her Main Street residence, and these individuals insured the wish was granted.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, at the First Presbyterian Church of Loris with Pastor Dr. Tim Osment officiating. Committal services followed at Patterson Cemetery in Loris.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Loris, P.O. Box 425, Loris, S.C. 29569 or to the Patterson Cemetery Fund, c/o Venson Powers, 3985 Meeting St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Maria Louise Petz
Maria Louise Petz, 90, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at her daughter’s home.
Born on July 6, 1925, in Braddock, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Martha Brunner.
Mrs. Petz is survived by one daughter, Christine Mongold and her husband Ray Mongold; one sister, Dorothy Saccamango; four grandchildren, Michael Barnes (Nicole), Stephen Barnes, Alston Mongold and Nick Mongold; one great-grandson, Brandon Barnes; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 128-A Professional Park Drive, Conway, S.C.  29526 or to a local hospice organization.
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 DECEMBER 3, 2015 EDITION
Bonnie Roe Cox
Bonnie Roe Cox, 79, of Loris died on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Belton and Luttie Small Cox.
She is survived by two sisters, Ronnie Gail Cox of Loris and Lucille C. Fowler of Tabor City, N.C.; one niece, Cynthia R. Fowler and her husband Randy; one nephew, B. Darrell Fowler and his wife April; one great-niece, Allison R. Gentle and her husband Cliff; and four great-nephews, Justin B. Fowler and his wife Alisha, Kevin G. Fowler, Houston Fowler and Hamilton Fowler.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Inman Ward Chapel with entombment in Twin City Mausoleum in Loris.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Carol Virginia Carty ‘Grandy’ Groner
Carol Virginia Carty “Grandy” Groner, 80, of Carolina Shores, N.C., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.
Born on Jan. 5, 1935, in Plainfield, N.J., she was the daughter of Joseph and Dorothy Carty.
She was predeceased by one brother, Greg Carty; and one sister, Kathleen Foster.
Mrs. Groner was known to her family as “Grandy”. She spent two years in Japan and traveled the world before meeting her husband of 58 years at the University of Maryland. They raised three children in Somerset, N.J., where she also worked as the administrative assistant to the headmaster at Rutgers Preparatory School for 25 years before retiring to Carolina Shores. She was a boxer dog lover, bridge player and proud member of the hole in one club. She was her grandchildren’s biggest fan.
She is survived by her husband, Will; three children, Brian Groner (Debbie), Michelle Hynoski (Matt) and Scott Groner (Mily); five grandchildren, Kevin Zwick, Erin Ledbetter (Brandon), Melynda Brown (Chris), Stephen Groner and Megan Groner; one great-granddaughter, Nora Ledbetter; and one sister, Dorothy Boynton.
A mass and celebration of life was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at St. Brendan Roman Catholic Church in Shallotte, N.C. Following the mass, a brief memorial service was held as Carol’s ashes were laid to rest in the St. Brendan’s Columbarium, which she was instrumental in helping to build. She left strict instructions for all attendees: “No black! Everyone wears their most colorful clothes. This is a celebration of life.”
Memorials may be made to St. Brendan Roman Catholic Church, P.O. Box 2984, Shallotte, N.C. 28459.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte served the family.

Alfred ‘Al’ Austin Isley
Alfred “Al” Austin Isley, 83, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015.
Born on April 11, 1932, he was the son of the late Austin and Anna Lou Heritage Isley of Graham, N.C.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one son, Timothy Isley; and one daughter, Christi Lee Isley.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda, of 53 years; one son, Anthony A. Isley (Chrissie); one brother, Joel M. Isley; and one granddaughter, Jacqueline.    
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Providence Christian Church in Graham.
A second memorial service will be held at Seacoast Vineyard Church in Myrtle Beach at a later date.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Hamp ‘Jeff’ Livingston
Hamp “Jeff” Livingston of the Popular Community passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.
He was born on Nov. 1, 1939.
Funeral services were held at 12 noon on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Popular A.M.E. Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, in the Frank Shields Memorial Chapel.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River served the family.

Barry Edward Shanahan
Barry Edward Shanahan, 68, of Little River died on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Sept. 30, 1947, in Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Joseph Edward and Florence McCarthy Shanahan.
Mr. Shanahan was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in Vietnam, a police officer in Orangetown, N.Y., an equestrian and a builder. He was a member of Little River VFW Post #10840, Little River American Legion Post #186 and Little River Elks Lodge #250, where he was a volunteer.  He was a generous man and gave to numerous charities.
He is survived by his wife of seven years, Nelly Zapata Shanahan; three sons, Kevin Shanahan, Stephen Shanahan and Brian Shanahan; one step-son, Derek Rivera; one step-daughter, Christy Heaps; one sister, Joan White; one granddaughter, Liberty Shanahan; and six step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, at Florence National Cemetery in Florence.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Mildred Bullock Simmons
Mildred Bullock Simmons, 82, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at Loris Rehab & Nursing Center in Loris following an illness.
Born on July 5, 1933, in Conway, she was the daughter of James Addison Bullock and Lela Fowler Bullock.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James Andy Simmons; two grandchildren, Richard Picklesimer and Tina Pack; two brothers, James A. Bullock Jr. and Earl Bullock; and two sisters, Elnita Johnson and Lucille Stevens.
Mrs. Simmons was a homemaker and a longtime member of Live Oak Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Picklesimer and her husband Rick of Georgetown and Jackie Boyd and her husband Olease of Loris; one grandson, Jonathan Patrick Boyd; one great-granddaughter, Meagan Vause; and two sisters-in-law, Juanita Simmons of Conway and Virginia Hardee of Thomasville, N.C.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Loris Rehab & Nursing Center and Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care for their compassionate service during this difficult time.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with committal services following at Mt. Peli Cemetery with the Rev. David Watts and the Rev. Maxie Hardee officiating. The family received friends from 12 noon until the time of the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Joseph Wayne Todd
Joseph Wayne Todd, 70, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Cape Fear Hospice in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on Jan. 17, 1945, in Tabor City, he was the son of the late Grover and Clyde Todd.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Lynettee Todd; one brother, Thomas Lloyd Todd; and one sister, Evelyn Florine Todd.
Mr. Todd was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Penn Ventilator where he was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local Union #399. He and his first wife served as foster parents for several years. He was a member of Freedom Original F.W.B. Church.
Survivors include his wife, Linda J. Todd of Tabor City; one son, Jeffrey Wayne Todd (Shelley) of Tabor City; one daughter, Twyla Todd Hodges (George) of Clarendon, N.C.; two grandchildren, Christopher Horst (Hannah) of Tabor City and Kanon Hodges of Clarendon; two great-grandchildren, Brennan Horst and Adia Horst, both of Tabor City; three sisters, Inez Stanley of Jacksonville, N.C., Jeanette Strickland of Whiteville and Nila Faye Blackman (John) of Lumberton, N.C.; and a special cousin, Laura Herring (Wayne) of Longs.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Freedom Original Free Will Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Freedom Original Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Jackie Strickland officiating. Burial followed in Spivey Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Freedom Original Free Will Baptist Church, 1280 Swamp Fox Hwy. E., Tabor City, N.C. 28463.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Kenneth Lacy Todd
Kenneth Lacy Todd, 66, formerly of North Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, N.C., passed away in Cary, N.C., on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum at 799 Second Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 29, 1949, at James Walker Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Blanchie (Hewett) and Lacy Todd.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Jane Savage and Donnie Rae Todd; and two brothers, Oscar Fowler and Albert Fowler.
Mr. Todd was raised in Wilmington and attended New Hanover High School. He served in both the U.S. Army (three tours in Viet Nam) and the U.S. Navy.
He returned to Wilmington and worked for the city of Wilmington’s utility services division; he retired in 2001 as a construction supervisor.  In his post-retirement job, Mr. Todd compounded nuclear medicine for Cardinal Health.
He met Jenean Neilsen in 1995; married her and took her two young sons under his wing. In 1997, his daughter, Huston, was born and Ken was smitten.
Ken, Jenean and Huston moved to North Myrtle Beach in 2011. He loved his beach life. When he wasn’t attending shag events or cruising on his golf cart, he assisted Jenean with her new project: North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum.
He was the consummate museum volunteer until he discovered pickleball. The new sport became his passion and playing the fast-paced game wore out his knees. While recovering from his second knee replacement in May 2014, Mr. Todd was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Over 18 months, he endured surgery, chemotherapy and radiation at Myrtle Beach and at Chapel Hill, N.C. He would often show up to play afternoon pickleball following a morning of chemo or radiation treatment. The challenge of the game and the friends he made on the court kept his spirits high.
He is survived by his wife, Jenean; one daughter, Huston; and three sons whom he raised as his own, Jarrad Taunt, Collin Hart and Griffin Hornstein (Emma); his first grandchild, Ysabella Lacey Hornstein, whom he held in October; one sister, Carolyn Holleman (Marion); one brother, Bruce Fowler (Irene); and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, shaggers and pickleball friends, all of whom will miss his ready smile, his quirky humor and his Miller Lite.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, 799 2nd Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
And when you GOOGLE pickleball, think of Ken.

David Thomas Wack
David Thomas Wack, 79, of Loris, formerly of White Plains, Md., died on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
He was born on May 11, 1936, in Akron, Ohio.
He was predeceased by one son, Michael.
Mr. Wack moved to Washington, D.C., in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-59 in Stuttgart, Germany. He was a counselor at Boys Town in Omaha, Neb., for two years, joined Long Fence Company in 1966 and retired as vice president of residential sales in December 2005.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Helen DeMarco Wack; one daughter, Shari S. Gibson; one grandson, Tyler Michael; two sisters, Carol Bailey and Gretchen Griffin, and their families; two brothers-in-law, Bernard Demarco and Paul Demarco; one sister-in-law, Patricia Frocke, and her sons, Michael Frocke, John Frocke and Tom Frocke; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Mary Small Williamson
Mary Small Williamson, 73, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on Jan. 20, 1942, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Alton C. Small and Lillie Mae Etheridge Small.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husbands, Kenneth Grainger and James Edward Williamson; and one brother, Alton Eddie Smith.
Mrs. Williamson was a graduate of Green Sea High School in the class of 1959.
She is survived by one daughter, Frances “Fran” Small and her husband Craig of Tabor City; two grandchildren, Graison Small and Justin Davis; her fiancé, Jamilyn Smith; like a daughter, Brenda Brigman of Loris; her best friend, Virginia Davis of Thomasville, N.C; three sisters, Donna Shelley of Lexington, Betty Birchmore of Florence and Judy Johnson of Gilbert; one brother, Billy Small of Loris; five sisters-in-law, Betsy Grainger of Tabor City, Patsy Caduei of Tennessee, Linda Buffkin of Green Sea, Carolyn Buffkin of Green Sea and Edith Williams of Fayetteville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 26, 2015 EDITION
Charles Thorne ‘Chuck’ Bennett
Charles Thorne “Chuck” Bennett, 71, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at his home after his courageous battle with cancer.
He leaves behind his wife, Pam Wood Bennett; one daughter, Michelle Malloy (Chris) of Greensboro, N.C.; two grandchildren, Zachary and Taylor; one step-son, John Randolph Brantley IV of Columbia; his mother-in-law, Dorcas Hinson of Rock Hill; and three brothers, Vernon Bennett (Gayle) of Longwood, Fla., James Bennett (Char) of Aiken and Richard Bennett of Winston Salem, N.C.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Saville’s on 2nd from 2 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hall of Fame Foundation, P.O. Box 4070 North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.

James Daniel Purkey
James Daniel Purkey, 64, of Loris passed away at home on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.
He was born in Flemington, W.V., the son of the late Daniel Fred Purkey and the late Georgie Hudkins Purkey.
Mr. Purkey worked in maintenance with Maritime Resorts. He was a Baptist. He was known by most as Jim.
Survivors include his wife, Victoria A. Purkey of Loris; one son, Brian Purkey of West Virginia; one sister, Margaret McCauly of West Virgina; one step-daughter, Laura Collier and her husband David; two step-sons, Billy Ray Johnson and his wife Angel and Larry Johnson, all of Loris; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and two step-greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Conway. Burial followed in the Carter Cemetery with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 6907 Hwy. 905, Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Betty Garrett Stevens
Betty Garrett Stevens, 64, of Loris passed away on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on Jan. 27, 1951, in Wilmington, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Alton Garrett and the late Vivian Nealy Garrett.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by two sisters, Sue Ann Watkins and Brenda Garrett; and one brother-in-law, Charles Stevens.
Mrs. Stevens had an associate degree in criminal justice as well as her cosmetology license and a flight attendant certificate. She was a Baptist. She loved her daily Bible study, spending most of her days watching and listening to the word of God.
Mrs. Stevens was a loving homemaker but will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Stevens of the home; two sons, Mark Gore and his wife Lori of Las Vegas, Nev., and Ken Mac Gore and his wife Sarah of Little River; two daughters, Alexis Hudson and Amy Lopez and her husband Robert, all of Myrtle Beach; 13 grandchildren, Paige Gore, Taylor Gore, Kaden Gore, Madison Gore, Valorie Gore, Chase Gore, MaKenna Gore, Kara Alexis Gore, Zach Hudson, Chase Hudson, Jenae Lopez, Alyssa Lopez and Ciana Lopez; three brothers, Kenny Garrett and his wife Debbie, Jerry Garrett and Doug Garrett and his wife Sandra, all of Wilmington; one sister, Faye Cable and her husband Don of Wilmington; her mother-in-law, Florene A. Stevens of Loris; and three sisters-in-law, Myra Gore of Madison, N.C., Deborah Jackson of Dunn, N.C., and Wanda Stevens of Loris; one brother-in-law, Ernest Stevens of Loris; and 19 loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jon Johnson officiating. Committal services followed at Cane Branch Cemetery in Loris. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice, 1318 3rd Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Ronald Michael Wolf
Ronald Michael Wolf, 60, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at his home.
Born on Jan. 14, 1955, in Elizabeth, N.J., he was the son of the late Adam M. and Florence Stefanick Wolf.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Jeralin Wolf; and one brother, Kurt M. Wolf.
Mr. Wolf attended high school at Linden High School and went on to work as a master technician for Elizabethtown Gas Co. for 20 plus years.
He is survived by his wife, Danielle Goddiess Wolf; one son, Adam Wolf; one daughter, Nicole (Joseph) D’Andrea; and three grandchildren, Gianna D’Andrea, Julia D’Andrea and Joseph D’Andrea Jr.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Clark, N.J. Burial followed at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery in Colonia, N.J. There were no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 19, 2015 EDITION
Ovolia ‘Volie’ Humphrey Cameron
Ovolia “Volie” Humphrey Cameron, 94, of Loris passed away on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at Loris Rehab and Nursing Center in Loris following an extended illness.
Born on Dec. 12, 1920, in Lumberton, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Charlie Humphrey and the late Lottie Kivett Humphrey.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Frank W. Cameron; two brothers, Curtis Humphrey and Edward Humphrey; and one sister, Margretta Harper.
Mrs. Cameron was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeanne Cameron Ray and close friend Bob Russell and Frankie Cameron Jones and her husband Paul, all of North Myrtle Beach; two granddaughters, Kendra D. Ray and Leah Cameron Ray, both of Dunedin, Fla.; one special friend, Teresa Raymer; and one sister, Virginia Coleman of Pennsylvania.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Randy Ghent officiating. Committal services will follow at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Family Council Resident Fund, c/o: Loris Rehab & Nursing Center, 3620 Stevens St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

William Pink ‘King’ Cox
William Pink “King” Cox, 76, of Loris passed away on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on Aug. 6, 1939, in Loris, he was the son of the late Lewis Jackson Cox and the late Dalma Cox.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his loving wife, Ann Cissie Holmes Cox.
Mr. Cox was a retired farmer and a longtime member of Freedom Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Lynn Cox and his wife Ginny, Brian Cox and his wife Gina and Greg Cox; seven grandchildren, William Lynn Cox Jr., Adam Cox, Taylor Cox, Samantha Cox, Channing Cox, Corbin Cox and Austin Cox, all of Loris; one great-grandchild, Emma Kate Cox of Loris; one brother, Lewis Wayne Cox and his wife Evelyn of Tabor City, N.C.; and one sister, Linda Cook and her husband Vernon of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mark Hughes and the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation was held held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Michael M. Derr
Michael M. Derr, 61, of Little River died on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Sept. 15, 1954, in Portsmouth, Va., he was the son of the late Samuel Milton and Jean McKennil Derr.
He is survived by three children, Michael William Derr, Travis Milton Derr and Amanda Marie Powers; one brother, Russ Derr; one sister, Donna Derr; and two grandchildren, Addison Powers and Alizabeth Powers.
The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday , Nov. 12, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Mary Ann Hardee
Mary Ann Hardee, 71, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on May 1, 1944, in Marion County, she was the daughter of Donnie Vereen and Magaline Rabon Vereen.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two husbands, Charles Blease Hardee and Roy Lee Thompkins; one sister, Grace Register; and one son, Thomas Vereen.
She is survived by two sons, Donnie Thompkins and his wife Dinah of Tabor City and Wayne Thompkins and his wife Tina of Tabor City; one step-daughter, Lynn Floyd and her husband Goley of Loris; one brother, Kelly Vereen of Tabor City; one half-brother, Leonard Gilliland of Conway; two sisters, Peggy Vereen of Tabor City and Frances Thompkins and her husband Eston of Tabor City; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Red Hill Cemetery in Mullins.
Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Susan R. Hill
Susan R. Hill, 59, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on March 5, 1956, in Danville, Va., she was the daughter of the late James Irvin and Frances Wall Roberts.
Mrs. Hill was co-owner of the Golden Griddle Pancake House in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Steve Hill; three sons, Steven Hill, Stuart Hill and Samuel Hill; and two sisters, Candice R. McFarling (Alvis) and Kelly R. Chaney (Darrell).
The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Lee Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach. Burial followed in North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Crafters Guild, P.O. Box 373, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.  29582 or the charity of your choice.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Peggy Parker ‘MeMa’ Mishoe
Peggy Parker “MeMa” Mishoe, 80, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on July 24, 1935, in La Fayette, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Charlie Presley Parker and the late Lillie Mae White Parker.
Mrs. Mishoe was a retired supervisor with Loris Manufacturing Co. and a longtime active member of Beulah Baptist Church. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed making quilts as well as helping her family and friends whom she loved immensely. She will be missed by all of her friends at Shorty’s Grill where she ate every morning at 11 a.m.
Survivors include one son, Ricky Mishoe and his wife Elizabeth; one daughter, Betty Mishoe Conner and her husband David “Shorty” Conner; six loving grandchildren, Nicholaus “Nick” Conner and his wife Jennifer, Clayton Mishoe and his wife Heidi, Johnathon Mishoe and his wife Tracy, Joe Graham, Matthew Graham and Daniel Graham; nine loving great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald “D.L.” Parker and his wife Jeanette and Harlyn Parker and his wife Merle; and three sisters, Flora Mae Booth, Ann McLemore and Sue Kramer and her husband Johnny.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Clayton Boyd Mishoe; one granddaughter, Meagan Elizabeth Conner; and one sister, Margaret Parker Bullock.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Beulah Baptist Church with Pastor Joe Rogers and Chaplain Eddie Hill officiating. Committal services followed at Cane Branch Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, 2615 Hwy. 66, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

John Patrick Sittnick
John Patrick Sittnick, 74, of Little River died on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at his home.
Born on Oct. 23, 1941, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of the late William and Dorothy Schlageter Sittnick.
He was predeceased by one brother, Robert Sittnick.
Mr. Sittnick attended St. Barts.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Vacha Sittnick; three children, William Jason Sittnick (Sandra), Lisa Mitch (Jim) and Denise Krean, all of Ohio; one brother, Jim Sittnick (Norma); one sister, Kathleen Garlapow (Richard); one sister-in-law, Jan Sittnick; and one granddaughter, Samantha.
Services were private.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

David Feild Thompson
David Feild Thompson, 77, of Little River died on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015.
Born on Aug. 3, 1938, in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., he was the son of the late Carl S. and Evelyn Butts Thompson.
He was predeceased by one brother, Carl S. Thompson Jr.; and one sister, Betty Lou T. Warren.
Mr. Thompson was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was the former president of Thompson Oil Co. and Century 21 Thompson Realty.
In spite of his many years of declining health, Mr. Thompson always remained positive, optimistic and was an inspiration to those around him.
He is survived by two sons, David and Doug; one daughter, Gwen; two sisters, Mary Ann T. Sewell and Lynn T. Lupton; and his partner, Jane D. Flynn.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday,  Nov. 21, at Rosemary United Methodist Church in Roanoke Rapids. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 or Rosemary United Methodist Church, 900 Jackson St., Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 27870.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Martha Dean Childress White
Martha Dean Childress White, 88, of Little River, formerly of Gastonia, N.C., peacefully passed away on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.
Born on May 21, 1927, in Gaston County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Fred Lee Childress and Mena Lavona Walters Childress.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Charlie White Jr.; one sister, Frances Keever; and one brother, John Childress.
Mrs. White retired from the firm of Cherry, Bekaert and Holland, CPA after 19 years of service, where she was office manager. A graduate of Ashley High School, she was a former Miss Gastonia, winning the title in 1946. She was a longstanding member of the former Armstrong Memorial Presbyterian Church in Gastonia where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.
She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Taylor of Little River, formerly of Durham, N.C.; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Diane White of Cornelius, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Wanda Childress of Belpre, Ohio; one niece, “Libba” Hartman of Wichita, Kan.; one aunt, Louise Cooper of Gastonia; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends were invited to attend her visitation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from the graveside at Long Creek Memorial Cemetery in Dallas, N.C., with Pastor John H. Stanley officiating.
Condolences may be sent online at www.mcleanfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Childrens Hope Alliance (formerly Barium Springs Home for Children), Attention: Jill Gibson, P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, N.C. 28010 or American Legion Post 23, 109 W. Second Ave., Gastonia, N.C. 28052 or the charity of your choice.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia served the family.

Sharon Lee Zellmer
Sharon Lee Zellmer, 59, of Johnston, formerly of Loris, passed away on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at Edgefield County Hospital following a sudden illness.
Born on Aug. 16, 1956, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Herbert Randolph Zellmerer and the late Margaret Lillian Schwedes Zellmer.
She was predeceased by two brothers, John Herbert Zellmer and Frederick Evans Zellmer; and two sisters-in-law, Robyn Jean Zellmer and Carol Zellmer.
Survivors include her fiancé, Larry Ray of Johnston; a special niece, Stacy Hilliard of Glen Burnie, Md.; one brother, Louis Edward Zellmer of Virginia Beach, Va.; and many other loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army of Horry County, 201 Laurel St., Conway, S.C. 29526 and on the memo line add Angel Tree in memory of Sharon Bosch.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 12, 2015 EDITION
Lorraine Wilson Bellamy
Lorraine Wilson Bellamy, 76, of Little River passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Like a beautiful red rose in the summer, Lorraine came into our lives bringing each one who knew her a joyful memory of her tied with a ribbon of love.
God’s own way and at His appointed time, He delivered her heavenly crown and she peacefully went home to be with Him.
Born on Feb. 5, 1939, she was the daughter of the late David and Annie Bryant Wilson Bellamy.
Mrs. Bellamy was educated in the public schools of Horry County. At an early age, she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and became a member of St. Paul AME Church. After entering into holy matrimony to Raleigh James Bellamy, she joined Mt. Calvary #2 Missionary Baptist Church and remained a faithful and dedicated member. She was a gifted cook and worked in several restaurants in the Grand Strand area.
She was blessed with four children she leaves to cherish her memories: Dr. Bettye A. Bellamy, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in the Middle East; Bobby Lee Bellamy of Darlington; Eddie Lee Bellamy of Florence and Linda (Gregory) Gore of the home;  two grandchildren, LaQuan R. Gore of Little River and Octasia “Tasia” Gore of the home; one great-grandchild, Nevaeh Mya Gore of Little River; one sister, Dorothy Gause of Little River; one brother, Sylvester Wilson of Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Rhodell Bellamy of Little River and Rosie Lee Wilson of Brooksville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, at Mt. Calvary #2 Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Latimer’s Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Patsy Buffkin
Patsy Buffkin, 84, of Green Sea died on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in her home.
Born on Sept. 17, 1931, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Strickland and Carrietta Strickland.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert Lee Buffkin; one daughter, Shelvia Buffkin Fowler; two grandchildren, Terra Lynn Hughes and Mark Edwin Small; and one great-grandchild, Mark Fowler.
She is survived by one son, Robert Gale Buffkin of North Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Linda Buffkin Sarvis of Tabor City, N.C.; five grandchildren, Robert Wesley Rogers, Krystal Lynn Mercure,  Caroline Buffkin, Shelley Small and Melissa Fowler; two great-grandchildren, Jayd Fowler and Jordan Small.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, at Green Sea Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the Gapway Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is serving the family.

Kendale Herring
Kendale Herring, 29, of Green Sea passed away on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Green Sea.
Born on Feb. 15, 1986, he was the son of Robert Hemmingway and Brenda Herring.
A service of remembrance for Mr. Herring was conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Finklea Alumni Center.
Commital, benediction and interment followed at Mt. Vernor Cemetery in Green Sea.
United Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Martha Louise Lanoue
Martha Louise Lanoue, 64, of Little River, formerly of Naugatuck, Conn., passed into eternal rest on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.
Mrs. Lanoue loved spending her time with family and friends and “dipping her toes in the ocean”.
She is survived by her father, Lewis Schlotterbeck of Mount Pleasant; her loving husband of 42 years, Timothy Q. Lanoue; three children, Joshua Lanoue and his wife Guadalupe, Alison Lanoue McColl and her husband Matthew and Jessica Lanoue Phillips  and her husband Robert Phillips Jr.; one sister, Anne Schlotterbeck of Savannah, Ga.; and “Memre” to her seven beautiful grandchildren, Brandon, Bruce, Mackenzie, Connor, Abigail, Patrick and Jonathan.
A memorial service is being held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel at 11840 Hwy. 90 in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23085-5216 or The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Patricia Louise ‘Patti’ Lehman
Patricia Louise “Patti” Lehman, 88, of Carolina Shores, N.C., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in her home.
Born on Feb. 9, 1927, in Zanesville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Margaret Leffler.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Jeanie Predmore.
Mrs. Lehman was a graduate of Ohio State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education and also met her beloved husband of 64 years, Robert (Bobby) G. Lehman. She was a devoted homemaker with a passion for sewing, knitting, painting and gardening. Her life revolved around her family, many cherished friends and her little dog Maggie (SED).
Survivors include her husband, Robert; five children, Linda (Michael), Scott (Patti), Drew (Lora), Tammy and Tom (Jean); 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and her dedicated caregiver, Dever Johnson.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Joseph William Licata
The full and well lived life of Joseph William Licata ended peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.
In his last days Mr. Licata was surrounded by those who loved him deeply and whose lives he had influenced in great measure.
Born in New York City, Borough of the Bronx, the son of parents who were first generation Americans, he and his younger brother were raised in a tight knit family with humble beginnings.  When a football scholarship brought him to the University of Connecticut he met Jane Wetherington, who later became his wife and best friend for almost 50 years.
He is survived by his two daughters, Gia Rose of Edmond, Okla., and Abby Arellano of McKinney, Texas. He gifted his daughters with much love and knowledge, as well as a belief that they could do anything in life they worked toward. In addition to his brother, William Licata of Johns Creek, Ga., he is survived by three grandsons, Eric Arellano, Bradly Rose and Joseph Rose.
Mr. Licata was a teacher his whole life.  He was an avid story teller and used this medium to teach effectively.  Earning his PhD in Educational Administration from Penn State University, he held positions at many major universities such as Ohio State, Louisiana State and Oklahoma State, as well as being widely published.  Beginning his academic career as a professor, he later served as Department Chair, Associate Dean and Dean.  Those who love and miss him will continue to celebrate his life and legacy.
Services will be private.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Brian Scott
Brian Scott, 63, of the Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015.
Mr. Scott and his family moved to the Crescent Beach section of North Myrtle Beach in 1998 and purchased a hotel, the Seaire Inn. They managed it for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Roberta of North Myrtle Beach; and one son, Avery of Texas.
An Irish Wake will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Jimmy B’s at 3311 Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach.
Other arrangements are incomplete.

Joseph John Wright
Joseph John Wright, 25, of Little River passed into Heaven on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015.
Born on Oct. 22, 1990, he was the son of Kathy and Timothy Wright of Little River.
Joseph was very passionate about his time at sea as a commercial fisherman. He loved doing this. He will be missed by many. He had a warm and caring sprirt and a bigger heart.
He is survived by his grandmother, Dorothy Smith of Hurleyville, N.Y.; and caring and loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
At the family’s request there will be no services.
OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 5, 2015 EDITION
L.V. ‘Coach’ Barberousse
L.V. “Coach” Barberousse, 91, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.
Born on June 7, 1924, in Kenefic, Ok., he was the son of the late Loris Victor Barberousse Sr. and the late Nora Goforth Barberousse.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ovaline Barberousse; and one sister, Yvonne Lempera.
Mr. Barberousse was a member of Loris Presbyterian Church and was a teacher and coach at Loris High School for 22 years from 1956-78.
Survivors include one son, Vic Barberousse III and his wife Debbie of Shelby, N.C.; one grandson, Vic Barberousse IV of Rockingham, N.C.; one great-grandson, Jack Barberousse of Rockingham; one sister, Sue Burkhart of Norman, Ok.; and his caregiver and friend, Peggy Jo Dorman of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Tim Osment and David Carter officiating. Burial followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Loris High School, Athletic Department, 301 Loris Lions Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Billy W. Boyd
Billy W. Boyd, 83, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.
Born on July 15, 1932, in Loris, he was the son of the late Barcy and Jennie Hewitt Boyd.
He was predeceased by one brother, Bobby Boyd; and two sisters, Dorothy Barnhill and Louise Turner.
Mr. Boyd was a longtime member and deacon at Simpson Creek Primitive Baptist Church. He was a longtime caretaker and secretary and treasurer of Carter Cemetery. He worked in the local grocery businesses for 55 years.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Earline Johnson Boyd of the home; four children, Wendell Boyd (Wende) of Conway, Elaine B. Atkinson (Dale), Carroll Boyd (Sarah) and Ann B. Phipps (Randall), all of Loris; nine grandchildren, Joshua Gerald (Sarah), Matthew Ryan Gerald, Elliott Boyd (Allyson), Chris Phipps (Jennifer), Reid Phipps, Scott Atkinson (Stephanie), Christopher Atkinson, Michael Atkinson (Deni) and Holden Bullock; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel with Elder George Paul and Chaplain George Vastine officiating.  Burial followed in Carter Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Carter Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 65, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Tisha Jill Floyd
Tisha Jill Floyd, 44, of Green Sea passed away on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.
Born on Aug. 31, 1971, in Green Sea, she was the daughter of the late John Ronald Floyd Sr. and her mother, Louise H Floyd of Green Sea.
She was a loving mother and to those who knew her a friend with a tremendous heart and compassion.
In addition to her mother she is survived by one daughter, Adriana Leigh Floyd; one brother, John Ronald Floyd Jr. and his wife Tammy B. Floyd; one niece, Alexandria Faith Floyd; and one nephew, Micah Mackenzie Floyd of Loris.
Visitation was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Green Sea Baptist Church with funeral services following at 3 p.m.
A guest book is available at http://www.myrtlebeachfuneralhome.com.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Mary Stella Galli
Mary Stella Galli, 96, of Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 25, 1919, in Manhattan, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Sal and Lucia Buccaleri Bertolino.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Galli.
Mrs. Galli is survived by her daughter, Carol Ferguson-Guesno of Longs; three sisters, Lucy, Frances and Connie; and one granddaughter, Lisa.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, at Farenga Funeral Home in Astoria, N.Y. A funeral mass will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in Bronx, N.Y.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ednaleen Shannon Harris
Ednaleen Shannon Harris, 83, of Conway passed away on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.
Born on Sept. 30, 1932, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Lena Hardee Shannon.
She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Harris; three brothers; one sister; and one daughter, Sandra Rogers.
Mrs. Harris was a member of Glendale Baptist Church in Florence.
Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis Hardee and her husband Danny of Conway; four grandchildren, Auston Rogers, Elvis Merck (Karen), Daniel Merck, Dewayne Hardee (Allison); five great-grandchildren, Joseph Merck, Janey Merck, Kayllon Sluess, Gracie Merck and Katelyn Hardee; two sisters, Ivadean Edge (Liston) and Gloria Foxworth (Carl); and one brother, Roger Shannon (Wanda) of Loris.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Cane Branch Baptist Church Cemetery in Loris with the Rev. John Sullivan officiating.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Marshall D. Hay Jr.
Marshall D. Hay Jr., 71, of Briarcliffe Acres passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.
Born on July 11, 1944, in Raleigh, N.C., he was the son of the late Marshall D. and Katherine Bogue Hay.
Mr. Hay was co-owner of Latif’s Bakery and Restaurant.
A memorial celebration was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, Marion “Mimi” H. Hay; one daughter, Molly Irani and her husband Meherwan; one son, Benjamin E. Hay and his wife Preeti Khilnani; one step-son, Aaron Hodgin and his wife Dr. Ingrid Binswanger; one step-daughter, Erica Hodgin and her husband Dana Brook; four grandchildren, Aria Irani, Aidan Hodgin, Solenne Hodgin and Matteo Brook; and his former wife, Roslyn Taubman.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Kitty L. Davy General Endowment Fund for the long term financial stability of the Meher Baba Spiritual Center, 10200 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Justin Bradley Hodges
Justin Bradley Hodges, 25, of Loris died on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 8, 1990, in Augusta, Ga., he was the son of Kimberly Pellum.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Pat and Barry Deese and Bob Hodges.
Justin worked at Outback Steakhouse in North Myrtle Beach as a line cook. He was a very loving father and friend and had a heart of gold.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Kimberly and Alvin Pellum of Goose Creek; his father, Joey Hodges of Augusta; one daughter, Cali Hodges; one brother, Blake Deese (Barbie); his grandparents, Christine and Doug Gantt; his great-grandmother, Gladys Deese; his aunts and uncles, Dee and Gary Smith, Tina and Lee Snyder, Judy, Tony and many more; nine cousins, Keith, Candy, Daniel, Julius, Kylie, Makayla, Cody, Jonathan and Kayla; and his boss and mentor, Sean Scanlin, owner of Outback Steakhouse.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Grace Christian Fellowship.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Julia Ann Vereen
Julia Ann Vereen of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, at Frank Shields Memorial Chapel.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River served the family.
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Kathy S. Davis
Kathy S. Davis, 56, of Loris passed away on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.
Born on July 11, 1959, in Banner Elk, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Odas and Winnie Stanley Hicks.
Mrs. Davis was employed at Myrtle Beach KIA.
She is survived by her husband, Hembree Davis; one daughter, Stacey Clark of Loris; one son, Eric Hines and his wife Jennifer of Little River; five grandchildren, Malaysia Clark, Makayla Rivera, Julius Hines, Landon Hines and King Smith; three brothers; three sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends from 12 noon to 1:50 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Doris Marjorie Law
Doris Marjorie Law, 86, of Little River died on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on March 13, 1929, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Eric and Lydia Sahl’en Falth.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph C. Law Sr.; and one son, John Thomas Law.
Mrs. Law is survived by one son, Joseph Law Jr. (Marcie) of Cedar Springs, Mich.; one daughter, Joanne L. Perkins of Virginia; one sister, Karen Swenson of Sweden; four grandchildren, Nolan Perkins, Hunter Perkins, Joseph Law III and Sara Law Klebba; and three great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Jo Perkins, Riley Perkins and Finnegan Klebba.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Salvation Army of Horry County, P.O. Box 500, Conway, S.C. 29528.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Garland Ray Lawson
Garland Ray Lawson, 71, of North Myrtle Beach joined his Lord and Savior in Heaven on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Greenville, where he had spent the last three months with his family.
Born on Feb. 16, 1944, in Coleridge, N.C., he was the son of the late Maud and Nora Coffer Lawson.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two brothers, infant Paul Lawson and Dempsey Lawson; and two sisters, Elvie Bullins and Virginia Lanier.
Mr. Lawson was a loving husband and father, an excellent provider for his family. He was a selfless supporter of others. He was founder and co-owner of L&M Floor Covering, retiring in 2004, and he was active in the Home Builders Association in Asheboro, N.C. He was an active member at Fayetteville Street Baptist Church and later at Anchor Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. With his strong competitive spirit, he was an avid golfer and loyal fan of UNC Tarheels basketball.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Tedder Lawson of North Myrtle Beach; one son, Darren (Sarah) Lawson of Greenville; one daughter, Deneen Lawson of Greenville; one grandson, Cameron Lawson of Greenville; five sisters, Betty Scott of Seagrove, N.C., Margie Ritch, Vadis Shaw, Beverly McCain and Brenda Trotter, all of Asheboro; one brother, Vance Lawson of Asheboro; many nieces and nephews; and a very special three-year-old little friend, Avery Rauth.
Visitation with the family was held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Fayetteville Street Baptist Church in Asheboro.
Memorial services followed at 2 p.m. with Pastor Carl Wood officiating. Interment followed at New Hope Memorial Gardens. A second memorial service was held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Anchor Baptist Church in Little River.
The family wishes to thank Homestead Hospice of Greenville for their three months care of Mr. Lawson and their gracious assistance to the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Anchor Baptist Church Building Fund, 3300 State Hwy. 50, Little River, S.C. 29566.
Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro served the family.

Anita Claire Murphy McGrath
Anita Claire Murphy McGrath, 87, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at the Loris Rehab and Nursing Center in Loris following an illness.
Born on Feb. 28, 1928, in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Genevive Teachman Murphy.
Mrs. McGrath worked in child care for the state of New York until her retirement.
Survivors include one daughter, Jean D’Auria and her husband John of Longs.
No services are planned at this time.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Jacquelyn Doreen McNutt
Jacquelyn Doreen McNutt, 72, of Longs died on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Sept. 3, 1943, in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Adele Bar Kociemba.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, James McNutt; three sons, David, Michael and Matthew; one daughter, Michelle; three sisters, Pam Griffore, Deni Sennott and Marsha Brown; and five grandchildren, Madison, Samantha, Jena, Tyler and Lauren.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, at the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the North Myrtle Beach Lions Club, P.O. Box 3150, 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.

Gary Bruce Salmi
Gary Bruce Salmi, 62, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at Waccamaw Community Hospital following an illness.
Born on March 10, 1953, in Kingston, N.Y., he was the son of the late Eino Salmi Sr. and the late Kathryn Klonowski Salmi Smith.
Mr. Salmi served his country with courage and honor in the United States Navy and was a proud employee with ADT for the past 18 years. He will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Darline “Dee” Evelyn Salmi of the home; two sons, Garrett Salmi of Loris and Galito Peck and his wife Lyndsai of Texas; one beloved granddaughter, Layla Louise Salmi of Loris; one brother, Eino Salmi Jr. of Kingston; one sister, Grace Litts of Accord, N.Y.; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel. Committal services with military honors will be held at Florence National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Geneva Cooke Smith
Geneva Cooke Smith, 96, of Loris passed away on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at Loris Extended Care Center in Loris following an illness.
Born on March 24, 1919, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Lide V. Cooke and the late Frances Ella James Cooke.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William Clyde Smith; two brothers, Johnny Cooke and Hosea Cooke; and two sisters, Laomi Blanton and Emily Todd.
Mrs. Smith retired from Loris Community Hospital with 30 years of dedicated service. She was a longtime active member of Beulah Baptist Church in Loris where she taught and was the last surviving member of the Adult  Ladies Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Smith was an expert seamstress and proved to be very innovative when it came to sewing, cooking, carpentry and gardening. Her children will remember her unwavering and unconditional love of family which they along with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren returned back to her many times over.
Survivors include seven children, Kenneth (Priscilla) Smith, Don (Donna) Smith, Hilda (Arnold) Formy Duval, Jean Marangelli, Gary (Susie) Smith, Frances (Jerry) Anderson and Marsha Fowler; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Pecolia Gaskins; and one sister-in-law, Mae Ellis Todd.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Mercy Hospice, Dr. Chuck Mills, Dr. Kimberly Drayton, as well as her caregiver of many years, Naomi Minor, and all the staff at Loris Extended Care Center for their tremendous love and compassionate care.
Funeral services were held at 11a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at Beulah Baptist Church with Pastor Joe Rogers officiating. Committal services followed at Carter Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, 2615 Hwy. 66, Loris, S.C. 29569 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Heather Dawn Barnett-Swarthout
Heather Dawn Barnett-Swarthout, 38, of Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at the Medical University of South Carolina after a short illness.
Born on Aug. 31, 1977, in Fairfax, Va., she was the daughter of Robert H. Jr. and Gloria Jean Dennis McFall.
She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, William A. Dennis; and her paternal grandfather, Robert H. McFall Sr.
Heather was a Sergeant on the North Myrtle Beach Police Department.
In addition to her parents survivors include one son, Nathan Michael Swarthout of the home; two sisters, Jodi Coletti and her husband Jim of Latrobe, Pa., and April Lipscomb and her husband Mark of Berryville, Va.; her maternal grandmother, Delphia Dennis of Nokesville, Va.; and  paternal grandmother, June McFall of Star Tannery, Va.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Nathan M. Swarthout Scholarship Fund c/o Bank of America.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Jesse Stanley Taylor Jr.
Jesse Stanley Taylor Jr., 70, of Whiteville, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., following an illness.
Born on Feb. 26, 1945, in Whiteville, he was the son of the late Jesse Stanley Taylor Sr. and the late Hazel Prince Taylor.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Linda Lee Taylor Henry.
Mr. Taylor served his country with courage and honor in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and afterwards he worked as a pharmaceutical technician until his retirement.
Survivors include one brother, George Taylor and his wife Cheryl of Loris; one nephew, Brent Taylor and his wife Kirsten of Aynor; one great-niece, Mary Ashlyn Taylor; and one great-nephew, Grayson Taylor.
A graveside memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Lebanon Methodist Church Cemetery in Tabor City, N.C., with Pastor Fred Holmes officiating.
Memorials may be made to Glendale Baptist Church, 950 State Hwy. 747, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM OCTOBER 22, 2015 EDITION
Michael Joseph ‘Mike’ Basarab
Michael Joseph “Mike” Basarab, 78, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, Oct., 11, 2015, surrounded by his family after a long illness.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Tanzi Basarab; one sister, Bernadette Vaughn of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sons, Geoffrey (Sue) of Millburn, N.J., Thomas of York and Craig (Nicole) of Matthews, N.C.; five loving grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Mr. Basarab was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.
He graduated from Woodbridge High School in New Jersey in 1955, received his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1959 and his masters degree at the University of Southern California in 1960.  He then served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Basarab spent most of his life in Central New Jersey and retired to North Myrtle Beach eight years ago where he enjoyed playing golf and socializing with many new friends.
A mass celebrating his life was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach where he was a parishioner. A ceremony of interment took place immediately following mass at the Florence National Cemetery where he was honored for his service in the U.S. Navy.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital (www. stjude.org) or the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
 Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/N. Myrtle Beach served the family.

James Edward Brown
James Edward Brown, 79, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 2, 1936, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late James Calvin and Mable Finlayson Brown.
Mr. Brown was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry Cooper Brown; four sons, Gregg Brown (Linda), Robert Brown (Joy), Charles Brown (Christy) and Chip Honeycutt; two daughters, Beth Brown (Brooks) and Dana Crowder (Todd); one sister, Carolyn Lathan (Edward); nine grandchildren, Chris, Pressley, Caroline, Jonathan, Laura, Ashton, Sarah, Hailey and Katie; and one great-grandchild, Jayden.
Inurnment was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Columbarium.
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 served the family.

Marie J. Bushey
Marie J. Bushey, 88, of Little River died on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on June 6, 1927, in Lyndhurst, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Victor and Rose Pellettieri Scelsa.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Bushey; one daughter, Susan Maczko; two brothers, Anthony and Michael; and one grandchild.
Mrs. Bushey is survived by her daughter, Fran Tufaro (John); three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Private graveside services will be held in Clifton, N.J., at a later date.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Douglas James DeRosa
Douglas James DeRosa, 73, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
Born on March 3, 1942, in Everett, Mass., he was the son of the late Wil and Mary DeRosa.
He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Bob Viola.
Mr. DeRosa was a star athlete and in 1960 he was named to the High School All American Team. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati where he was named one of the top 100 all-time football players in UC history.
He was an owner and partner at Williams Gerard Productions, one of the leading event production companies in the country, until his retirement. He was an avid golfer and a connoisseur of fine cigars and Chardonnay.
Mr. DeRosa was a devoted husband to Mary Alice DeRosa; beloved father to Jennifer Weydert (Stephen) and Stephanie Nicolaides (Ted) and loving step-father to Heather Pope (Justin), Holly Lewis (Perry) and Heidi Byars.
He is remembered with love by his grandchildren:  Annabelle Weydert, Ellie and JT Nicolaides, Allissa and Ashton Pope and Bennett Lewis;  his siblings, Carol Viola, Billy DeRosa, Bobby DeRosa (Anna) and Cindy Hollahan (Greg); his former spouse Barbara DeRosa; nieces; nephews; Goddaughter, Candice Ouazzi; many dear friends; as well as his dog Julius.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Cure PSP (psp.org) or Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care (mercyhospice.org).
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Antoinette ‘Toni’ Harrold
Antoinette “Toni” Harrold, 73, of Loris passed away on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.
Born on Sept. 11, 1942, in Atlanta, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Victor and Nell Gramigna.
Mrs. Harrold raised Norfolk Terriers.
Survivors include her husband, Carroll E. Harrold; one sister, Barbara Wade (Charles) of Houston, Texas; and two nieces, Vicki and Kendall.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Jon Johnson officiating.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

L. D. Porter
L. D. Porter, 81, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Dec. 8, 1933, in Tabor City, he was the son of the late William Purvel Porter and Eva Mae Stephens Porter.  
He was predeceased by his wife, Olga Juanita Fowler Porter.
Mr. Porter was a 1953 graduate of Tabor City High School and served in the United States Army 1954-56. He was a member of Sandy Plain Baptist Church.
Mr. Porter is survived by two daughters, Wanda Porter Bardill (Chuck) of Sanford, N.C., and Sandra Porter McCormick (Larry) of Tabor City; two brothers, William Carlyle Porter of Holden Beach, N.C., and Kenneth Dwight Porter (Melba) of Loris; three sisters, Virginia Mae Gause (David) of Shallotte, N.C., Barbara Ann Morgan (Lloyd) of Chadbourn, N.C., and Dolores Kay Cox (Horace) of Whiteville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Jason Turner, Faith Bardill, Conner McCormick and Deeanna McCormick; one great-grandchild, Trae Turner; and his extended family, Corbin Clemons, Nathan Clemons, Nicholas Clemons and Roy Nealey.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, at Sandy Plain Baptist Church with burial following in the Porter Cemetery.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Jimmy Strickland
Jimmy Strickland, 76, of Green Sea died on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at his home.
Born on Feb. 23, 1939, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Juilus Strickland and Esther Fowler Strickland.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Angela S. Christenbury; and three brothers, Tommy Strickland, Frank Strickland and Ervin Strickland.
Mr. Strickland was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon A. Strickland; one son, Collin Paul of Stanley, N.C.; one daughter, Virginia Lee Paul of Stanley; one brother, Mitchell “Mickey” Strickland of Green Sea; four sisters, Ann Hathcock of Matthews, N.C., Lucille Fowler of Green Sea, Rosa Lee Michau of Georgetown and Polly Clemons of Green Sea; and three grandchildren, Sydney Christenbury, Sarah Ammons and James Ammons.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Inman Ward Chapel with burial following at Carolina Cemetery in Green Sea.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C., served the family.

Maryann Suchovic
Maryann Suchovic, 71, of Little River died on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at home with her husband by her side.
Born on May 5, 1944, in Elizabeth, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John and Eva Gulick Cuttic.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Daniel G. Suchovic; two sons, Daniel M. Suchovic and Gregory J. Suchovic; one brother, Ronald Cuttic; and six grandchildren, Samantha, Matt, Jess, James, Ray and Willie.
The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A memorial service will be held at a later date in New Jersey.
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 OCTOBER 15, 2015 EDITION
William Howard Bailey Sr.
William Howard Bailey Sr., 83, of Longs died on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on July 13, 1932, in Dillon County, he was the son of the late John Lawton and Pearl Britt Bailey Sr.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Ben Franklin Bailey and J.L. Bailey; and one sister-in-law, Mildred Bailey.
Mr. Bailey is survived by two children, William H. Bailey Jr. and Cynthia Long, both of Little River; his companion of 14 years, Nancy Rice; one sister, Lunette Brown (Allen) of Mullins; three grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Ernestine Bailey; several nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews; one special friend, Geraldine Gerald; and his beloved cat, Fruitloop.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Mullins. Burial followed at Cedar Dale Cemetery in Mullins.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Lloyd Davis Bryant Sr.
Lloyd Davis Bryant Sr., 81, of North Mytrtle Beach died on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born on April 29, 1934, in Horry County, he was the son of the late James Harley Bryant and Neona Holt Bryant.  
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Doris Stanley Bryant; and one sister, Pauline Jenerette.
Mr. Bryant was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and the owner of Better Built Homes.  He was a member of Seven Creeks Baptist Church in Nakina, N.C.
He is survived by one son, Lloyd Davis Bryant Jr. and his wife Lynne of Nakina; one daughter, Rita Bryant Preston and her husband Robert Harris Preston of North Myrtle Beach; three brothers, James Clemson Bryant of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Walter Milton Bryant of Denton, N.C., and Billy Bryant of Conway; two grandchildren, Rocky Lloyd Bryant and Tracy Bryant Ray; four great-grandchildren, Wesley Bryant, Roxanna Bryant, McKinley Ray and Bryant Ray; and one step-great-grandchild, Jaclyn Ray.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel in Tabor City, N.C. Burial will follow in the Stanley Cemetery in Nakina.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is serving the family.

Michael Raymond Burgio
Michael Raymond Burgio, 60, of North Carolina passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, while in town visiting family.
Born on April 16, 1955, in Florence, he was the son of Samuel and Chris Burgio.
Michael married Nancy Thomas and they lived in the Longmont/Berthoud area where they raised their family. He had retired and moved to North Carolina earlier in the year.
Mike was a car guy and loved any and all cars. He owned and operated a few auto dealerships over the years, primarily Essex Motors that he ran with his family for 11 years.
He had the biggest heart and was extremely generous. He took pride in giving back to the community and those in need. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, watching football and good food. Mike loved his life companions and dogs, Maddie and Tillie.
He is survived by six children, Michael Burgio Jr., Melinda Burgio, Kelley Trippy, Ray and Lexi (daughter in law) Burgio, Audrey Burgio and Christine Burgio; four grandchildren; and three siblings Diane Wells, Debbie Huston and Dave Burgio.
A graveside memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Pleasant Meadow Cemetery in Loris.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

John E. Dixon
John E. Dixon, 61, of Little River passed away on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.
He was born on July 22, 1954.
Services will be private.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Carol Sue Fox
Carol Sue Fox, 76, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born on Jan. 7, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Wilber and Maybelle Abien Steely.
Mrs. Fox was a registered surgical nurse.
She is survived by her loving husband, Stephen J. Gallenger.
Services were private.
Condolences may be made to: www.burroughsfh.com
The Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet served the family.

Jennifer ‘Jenny’ Hanna
Jennifer “Jenny” Hanna, 37, of Aynor passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
She was born on June 9, 1978, in Orlando, Fla.
She was predeceased by her husband, Furman “Mitch” Hanna.
Mrs. Hanna attended The Rock, Conway’s Community Church in Conway. She was a graduate of George Jenkins High School in Lakeland, Fla., and received her associate degree in business from Martin Community College in Wilmington, N.C. She did her internship at the Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and moved to Aynor and worked in several banks before opening an equestrian riding stable.
Mrs. Hanna became a volunteer firefighter with Horry County Fire Rescue and worked in dispatch with the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety. She became a firefighter/EMT in January 2015 with the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety.
Surviving are her mother and step-father, Kathleen A. and Michael J. Lanier of Lakeland; her father and step-mother, Robert W. and Mary Jane Trimble of Brandon, Fla.; Mitch’s parents, Dale and Retta Hanna; four brothers, Brian Wright (Rachel), Tim Trimble (Pat), Nicholas Lanier (Heather) and Christopher Lanier (Christy); five sisters, Kim Sturkey (Brian), Teri Bailey (Todd), Tiffany Faulkner (Chris), Crystal LaFountain (Jeremy) and Katie Zavala (Chris); Mitch’s brother, Chris Hanna (Robbie); Mitch’s grandmother, Betty Bennett; Jenny and Mitch’s special friend, Bryce Jones; two aunts; one uncle; several nieces and nephews; and her Public Safety family.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, at Beach Church with the Rev. Jay Ortiz officiating.
The family received friends from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Horry County Firefighters Relief Fund, P.O. Box 3024, Conway, S.C. 29528.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

William Virgil Phillips
William Virgil Phillips, 45, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at his residence.
Mr. Phillips was predeceased by his father, William Joseph Phillips.
He is survived by his mother, Jill Hindes Yeager of North Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Rebecca Van Allen and Cynthia Phillips, both of Ohio; and five nieces and nephews, Jacob, Olivia, Jason, Josh and Nick.
Services will be private.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Francis M. Royal
Francis M. Royal, 80, of Lake Gaston, N.C., and formerly of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., passed away suddenly on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Feb. 18, 1935, he was the son of Timothy D. and Eva H. Royal.
He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years and the love of his life, Martha W. Royal, who predeceased him in 2010.
Mr. Royal served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He worked all his life in the textile industry as a supervisor at J.P. Stevens and later at Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, N.C.  
He and his wife settled in Lake Gaston and became active members of Littleton Baptist Church in Littleton, N.C., where he served as a deacon, a member of the choir and on other committees. His church was a very important part of his life.
He is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Royal McLeod, one son-in-law, Cary McLeod, and one grandson, Hayes McLeod, all of North Myrtle Beach; one brother, Earl Royal (Marcia) of Roanoke Rapids; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jean and Bill Melville of Clayton; four sisters-in-law, Caroleen Woodard, Helen Woodard, Sharon Woodard and Grace Woodard; and several nephews and nieces.
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, at Wrenn, Clarke and Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service in Roanoke Rapids.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Littleton Baptist Church at 108 Mosby Ave. in Littleton with the Rev. Mike Currin officiating. Burial followed in Cedarwood Cemetery.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Littleton Baptist Church, P.O. Box 216, Littleton, N.C. 27850.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wrennclarkehagan.com.
Wrenn, Clarke and Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service of Roanoke Rapids served the family.

Chari L. Sherrill
Chari L. Sherrill, 63, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Agape Rehab of Conway.
Born on Dec. 25, 1951, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Wallace Beckett and Marion Davis.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Daniel E. Sherrill; two daughters, Aimee Justice and Danielle Vyner; two brothers, Fred McCulty and Randy Beckett; and three grandchildren, Reagan Justice, Nathaniel Vyner and Gabrielle Vyner.
Services will be private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1039 44th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Susie Soles
Susie Soles, 48, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.
Born on Jan. 4, 1967, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Billy Wayne Stalvey Sr. and the late Carolyn Tyler Stalvey.
She was predeceased by one brother, Bobby Joe Stalvey.
Ms. Soles was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and was an amazing mother and grandmother.
Survivors include one son, Bradley Dale Stalvey and his son, Brandon Wayne Stalvey and daughter Ashton Renee Stalvey, all of Loris; one daughter, Meagan Soles and her daughter, Holli Soles of Loris; one brother, Billy Wayne “Sammy” Stalvey Jr. and his wife Jerri of Loris; and one sister, Kathy Jordan of Loris.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Ronald Lee Spencer
Ronald Lee Spencer, 74, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at his home.
Born on Aug. 19, 1941, in Newton, N.C., he was the son of the late Buford Lee and Marie Williams Spencer.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his grandparents; and two brothers, Charles Spencer and Nelson Spencer.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carolyn; one daughter, Toni Spencer; three sons, Lance (Dorothy) Spencer, Lionel (Colette) Spencer and Garrett Spencer; two sisters, Jeanie (Steve) Murray and Ann (Bob) McCrary; three grandchildren, Trevor, Blue and Chance Kelly; one great-grandchild, Carter Kelly; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Association of the Carolinas, 5970 Fairview Road, Suite 217, Charlotte, N.C. 28210 or 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 and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Laura James Spivey
Laura James Spivey, 52, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at MUSC in Charleston with her loving family by her side.
She was born on Aug. 5, 1963, in Loris.
After graduating from Southeastern Community College, Mrs. Spivey worked as a nurse at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River for as long as she was able. She was a devout member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and will be remembered for her unwavering faith as she was the living embodiment of a virtuous woman. She witnessed to all she met, went on numerous mission trips and served her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, throughout her life.
Mrs. Spivey was the loving wife of Barry Spivey; mother of Benjamin Spivey and his wife April and Brooke Spivey Whitson and her husband William; grandmother of Nora Josaphine Whitson; daughter of Ed and Hester James; sister of Charles Timothy “Timmy” James and his wife Sandy, Samantha Skipper and her husband Tony and Jennifer Anderson and her husband Christian; and was a dear friend to all who knew her.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Kinlaw and the Rev. Rory Thigpen officiating. Committal services followed at Hardee Cemetery. The family received friends for two hours prior to the service at Bethlehem Baptist Church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Bethesda Home For Single Mothers, P.O. Box 188, Loris, S.C. 29569 or to Gideons International, Loris Camp, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Cynthia Michelle ‘Cyndee’ Whitaker
Cynthia Michelle ‘Cyndee’ Whitaker, 48, of Little River passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at home after battling a liver illness.
She was born on May 20, 1967, in Wadsworth, Ohio.
She was predeceased by her father, James Thomas Sr.
Mrs. Whitaker moved to Myrtle Beach in 1983 where she attended Coastal Carolina University.
Survivors include her husband, Mark Whitaker; her mother, Lena Thomas; one uncle, Joseph Thomas; five siblings, James Thomas Jr. and wife, Robert Miller and wife, Pamela Thomas, Rhonda Fowler and Elizabeth Perrine; and 10 nieces and nephews. No service was held.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Grand Strand Humane Society.
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Ilene Denise Ganus Cook Albert
Ilene Denise Ganus Cook Albert, 58, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in her home.
Born on March 17, 1957, in Robeson County, she was the daughter of the late Otis James Ganus and Naomi Grice Ganus.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Jimmy Charles Albert; and one brother, Robert Ganus.
She is survived by two daughters, Candy Branton of Green Sea and Toni Workman of Tabor City; one son, Kevin Ganus of Davenport, Fla.; three brothers, Kenny Ganus of Charleston, James Ganus of Ashboro, N.C., and Terry Ganus of Loris; one sister, Barbara Wisener of Charlotte, N.C.; one step-daughter, Tammy Beeson; and seven grandchildren, Kyra Stout Chapman, Sydney Kittell, Melanie Kittell, Ethan Kittell, Kenza Fowler, Ireland Floyd and Kristen Beeson.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel.
The family received friends in the chapel for one-half hour prior to the service.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Cynthia ‘Cindy’ Faulk
Cynthia “Cindy” Faulk, 53, of Longs passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.
Born on Oct. 24, 1961, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Homer Coleman and Bonita Todd Chestnut.
She was predeceased by one brother, Homer Legrand Chestnut.
Mrs. Faulk was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and loved her church family.  She was loved by all who knew her. She enjoyed gardening, canning vegetables and riding on the back of a Harley Davidson.
Mrs. Faulk enjoyed going to the mountains and riding motorcycles on the Blue Ridge Parkway. She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Jasper “Pete” Faulk Jr. of Longs; one brother, Coleman Dwayne Chestnut (Teresa) of Loris; one sister, Juanita Davis of Longs; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Rodney Hord officiating. Burial will follow in the Grainger Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 4301 Red Bluff Road, Loris, S.C. 29569 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

John C. Griffin
Dr. John C. Griffin, 79, of Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Covenant Towers in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 3, 1936, in McColl, he was the son of the late John C. and Margaret Spivey Griffin.
He was predeceased by one sister, Margaret Jo Coughman.
Dr. Griffin retired from USC as distinguished professor emeritus.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty King Griffin; one daughter, Alexis Ballard of North Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Kregg Spivey and Michael Spivey; one sister, Lana Johnson; and two grandchildren, Emmalee Grace Ballard and Serrah Roxann Ballard.
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.

David Walker Harwell
Judge David Walker Harwell, 83, of Florence and previously of Myrtle Beach, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, after a brief illness.
Born on Jan. 8, 1932, in Florence, he was the son of Lacy Rankin and Baxter Hicks Harwell Sr.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two brothers, Lacy and Hicks; one son, David Jr. (Little Dave); and one brother-in-law, Glenn Hill.
Mr. Harwell served as Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, Associate Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, Resident Circuit Judge of The Twelfth Judicial Circuit and as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. He was a member of numerous professional organizations. Upon his retirement from the Judicial Bench, he continued to actively practice law and served as a mediator and arbitrator in hundreds of cases. He was a recipient of the Order Of The Palmetto, portrait honoree of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, received honorary degrees from Coastal Carolina University and Francis Marion University and the Reid Montgomery Freedom of Information Award from the South Carolina Press Association.
As an attorney, he practiced law in Florence with his brother, Hicks Harwell, at the firm of Harwell and Harwell, and was a member of numerous civic organizations.
Mr. Harwell was a graduate of the University of South Carolina Law School where he was a member of the editorial board for the South Carolina Law Review. He served in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by two sons, Baxter (Teresa) Harwell of Surfside Beach and Bryan (Debbie) Harwell of Florence; four grandchildren, Carson, Sarah Nell, Walker and Mason; one sister, Anne H. Hill of Midlothian, Va.; two brothers, Jim (Kay) Harwell of Florence and Joseph Harwell of Maggie Valley, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Harwell of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Nancy Harwell of Florence; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was affectionately known as “Judge” and was an active outdoorsman. He was particularly fond of his black lab, Boo-Bear.
The family wishes to express its thanks to the doctors and nurses in the McLeod Hospital Coronary Care Unit, and particularly Dr. Nicolette Naso and Dr. Raj Malik, as well as Shaniqua “Pumpkin” Davis of Comfort Keepers.
The family received friends from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, at Judge Harwell’s family home, The Columns at 5001 Rankin Plantation Road in Florence.
A private funeral service will be held at a later time.
Memorials may be made to Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 5314 Old River Road, Florence, S.C. 29505.
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Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home of Florence is serving the family.

Grace L. Lonsdale
Grace L. Lonsdale, 96, of Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at Eagle Crest.
Services will be private with the family.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Martha P. Parker
Martha P. Parker, 77, of Longs passed away on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.
Born on May 27, 1938, in Chester, she was the daughter of the late William Frank and Ethel Patrick.
She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Daniel B. Parker Sr.; one brother, John F. Patrick; and three sisters, Janie James, Betty Raines and Barbara Hoven.
Mrs. Parker was a member of United Missionary Baptist Church. She loved caring for children, especially her own children and grandchildren.  She enjoyed crocheting and gardening and loved gospel and bluegrass music.
Survivors include two sons, Danny Parker (Linda) of Loris and Stanley Parker (Sandra) of Longs; one daughter, Joyce P. Taylor (Glenn); six grandchildren, Rebecca Todd (Kevin), Heather Taylor, Breck Parker, Shannon Parker, Jacob Parker and Joshua Parker; three brothers, William G. Patrick, Claude V. Patrick and Grady H. Patrick; one sister, Bertha Watkins; and a special sister-in-law, Eva Dale Morton.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, at United Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Lonnie Johnson and Ricky Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Livingston Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the third station at Conway Manor in Conway for all their wonderful care.
Memorials may be made to United Missionary Baptist Church, 6950 Hwy. 90, Longs, S.C. 29568.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Mary Sharon ‘Sherry’ Stanley
Mary Sharon “Sherry” Stanley, 64, of Loris died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Dec. 20, 1950, in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late William Ottis and Geraldine Grainger Craft.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, William Ernest Craft, Alan Craft and Edward Craft.
As Sherry traveled with her family, the Stanleys, she was always filled with the Holy Spirit as she sang and was an inspiration to many across the country. She had a heart of gold, always willing to help others, especially her family. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Danny Fred Stanley of the home; five children, Danny Forrest Stanley (Trixy) of Florence, Johnathan David Stanley (Audra) of North Dakota, Marylyn Rose Carter (Tony) of Timmonsville, Gloria Sharon Brown (Stacey) of Sumter and Angela Marie Brannen of New York; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, at Watson Funeral Services.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating.
Burial followed at the Stanley Cemetery.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.

John Swal
John Swal, 75, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on May 4, 1940, in Perth Amboy, N.J., he was the son of the late John and Sophie Zelis Swal Sr.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Suzanne Michelle Swal.
Mr. Swal was a U.S. Army veteran, a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey, chief of security with the Department of Corrections in New Jersey for 30 years and a transporter for Hertz in the New Jersey/New York Division for 22 years. He was a member of American Legion Post #186, a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church and a volunteer with North Strand Helping Hand.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Grace Landolfi Swal; one son, John Joseph Swal; one daughter, Catherine Jarvis; one brother, Joseph Swal; and two grandchildren, Thomas Donald Jarvis and Caitlynn Jarvis.
The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the funeral home chapel.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Annie Frances Bethea Watson
Annie France Bethea Watson, 85, of Florence passed away on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at home.
Born on Aug. 30, 1930, in Dillon, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Leon Bethea Sr. and Eva Bailey Bethea.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Rebecca Bethea Wiggins of Fayetteville, N.C., and Evelyn Bethea Butler of North Augusta; and one brother, Arthur Leon Bethea Jr. of Dillon.
Mrs. Watson graduated from Dillon High School, and in 1954, moved to Florence and continued her career with Bell South for 38 years. She began singing at events at the age of 16, singing all over the state of South Carolina. She continued her love of music by singing in the First Baptist Church Choir for over 60 years. She was a member of AT&T Pioneers. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Fred Wallace Watson Jr. of Florence; one daughter, Nan Watson Barker (Dale) of Columbia; one son, John William Watson of North Myrtle Beach; two grandchildren, Morgan Bethea Barker and Campbell Watson Barker, both of Columbia; two sisters, Jo Bethea Roth and Joyce Bethea Dalsbo, both of Florence; two sisters-in-law, Frances Rary Bethea of Florence and June Watson Cook of Tyler, Texas; one brother-in-law, David R. Langston of Florence; and many loved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the First Baptist Church with visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Burial followed in Tranquil Cemetery in Marion.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Florence, 300 S. Irby St., Florence, S.C. 29501.
An online register is available at RichardsonFH.net.
Richardson Funeral Home of Marion served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM OCTOBER 1, 2015 EDITION
Larry Nelson Adams
Larry Nelson Adams, 64, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Conway Medical Center in Conway following an illness.
Born on June 12, 1951, in Conway, he was the son of the late Henry Nelson and Dorothy Faulk Adams.
Mr. Adams was a pawnbroker and former police officer. He owned horses and in his younger years enjoyed stock car racing at the former Myrtle Beach Speedway. He was a 32nd Degree Master Mason of Lodge 205 in Loris and a veteran of the United States Army who served two tours in Vietnam. To his two daughters, though, his greatest accomplishment was being the greatest daddy in the world.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Mary Ann Johnson Adams; two daughters, Tara (Danny) Wilson and Jill (Jody) Peavy; two grandchildren, Will Wilson and Anna Wilson; two sisters, Dianne (Henry) Bell and Carlene (Mike) Anderson; and one brother, Dale (Bernice) Adams.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, officiated by Pastor John Watts, John Dash and Glenn Elliott. Burial followed at Zoan United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Kelita Colburn for her special care and support.
Memorial donations may be made to Zoan UMC, 2804 Methodist Rehobeth Road, Galivants Ferry, S.C. 29544.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Larry Cleveland Batson
Larry Cleveland Batson, 74, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at his home.
Born on July 1, 1941, in Greenville, he was the son of the late James Edwin Batson and Beatrice Parker (Morris) Batson.
Mr. Batson was a retired general counsel for the S.C. Department of Corrections and practiced in all the state and federal courts including the United States Supreme Court. He received his BS degree from The Citadel and his law degree from USC.  He was an officer in the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam in 1968.
He was a past president and life member of the Southern States Correctional Association, a past member of the American Correctional Association and a member of the South Carolina Bar Association. He was a member of the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, a life member of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, a past president and member of the Col. Lemuel Benton Chapter of the South Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, a member of Post 186 of the American Legion and a member of Post 10804 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by two sons, Larry Cleveland Batson Jr. (Richenda) of Lexington and Edwin Thomas Batson (Nadzeya) of Surfside Beach; three grandchildren; one brother, James “Buddy” (Pat); two sisters, Mrs. Dick Britzuis (Barbara) and Mrs. Chuck McWhorter (Peggy), all of North Myrtle Beach; three nephews; three nieces; his two loves, Rosco and Wellington; and his companion, Mary Armstrong.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
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.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Troy Wilburn Blythe
Troy Wilburn Blythe, 85, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at his residence.
Born on Aug. 6, 1930, in Burlington, N.C., he was the son of the late Henry E. and Lillian McDaries Blythe.
Mr. Blythe was a member of the Lost and Found Church in North Myrtle Beach. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with Gate City Lodge # 0694, an active member of the Jaycees and past president of the Jaycees Old Timers. He was also the owner of Jan’s House Restaurant  for over 30 plus years in Greensboro, N.C.
Surviving are his wife, Ruby H. Blythe of North Myrtle Beach;  one son, Alan Blythe and his wife Mary of Greensboro; one daughter, Jan Gesualdo and her husband Jerry of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Maxine Anacker of Orlando, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Jake Blythe, Morgan Blythe and Corey Curran.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Charles Burns Bullard
Charles Burns Bullard, 76, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on May 31, 1939, in Green Sea, he was the son of the late Maxie “Bill” Bullard and the late Virginia Roberts Bullard.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Dayton Bullard, Carlisle Bullard and Davis Bullard; and one sister, Betty Lou Bullard Fowler.
Mr. Bullard retired from the Horry County School District and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman but will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Bullard of the home; one son, Mark Bullard and his wife Tammy of Aynor; two loving grandchildren, Cody Bullard and Carly Bullard, both of Aynor; and two sisters, Sally Strickland and her husband Richard of Green Sea and Diane Jordan of Conway.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Carter Cemetery with Pastor John Allen Singletary officiating.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Irene P. Davis
Irene P. Davis, 81, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.
Born on April 24, 1934, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Garcy and Lena Porter.
She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Dayton Davis; one son, Chris Reed Davis; and one grandchild, Alexis Grey Davis.
Mrs. Davis was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and was a preschool Sunday school teacher for many, many years. She was previously employed at Loris Manufacturing and spent several years working in child care.
Survivors include one daughter, Myra Davis Littlejohn and her husband Brant of Myrtle Beach; two grandchildren, Tracy Floyd and his wife Michelle and Kali Davis, all of Myrtle Beach; two great-grandchildren, Davis Floyd and Silas Floyd, both of Myrtle Beach; one sister, Vivian Trout of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one brother, Lewis Porter and his wife Bobbie of Conway; one daughter-in-law, Paige Roach, and her son Dalton, both of Myrtle Beach; and numerous cherished loved ones.
A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Macedonia Baptist Church. The family received friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial in Holly Hill Cemetery was private.
Memorials may be made to Help4Kids, 2523 Forestbrook Road, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29588.
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Ruth Porter Faircloth
Ruth Porter Faircloth, 82, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on June 8, 1933, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Gardner Bryant Porter and the late Mary Stella Lee Porter.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Thurmon Dossie Faircloth; four brothers, Jessie Porter, Eddie Porter, Willie Porter and Herman Porter; and five sisters, Gladys Hinson, Mabel P. Cook, Eva Mae Porter, Retha Kincaid and Lillie Mae Porter.
Mrs. Faircloth retired from Escod Industries, was a longtime member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was proud to say she had been a Christian for over 60 years.
Survivors include three sons, Ralph Faircloth and his wife Kathy, Mitchell Faircloth and his girlfriend Maria and David Faircloth and his wife Stephanie, all of Loris; 15 loving grandchildren; 17 loving great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Cecilia Porter of Brooksville, Fla.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Donnie Graham and the Rev. Wendell Ray officiating. Committal services followed at the Carter Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Curtis E. Fike
Curtis E. Fike, 78, of Little River died on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Aug. 14, 1943, in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late James and Della Davidson Fike.
Mr. Fike was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the First Baptist Church of Little River where he served as a deacon. He was a loving husband and father.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Mildred Haas Fike; six sons, Tim, Sam, Curt, Steven, Michael and Russell; three daughters, Janie, Lisa and Lorrie; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the First Baptist Church of Little River. The family received friends following the service.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Little River, P.O. Box 185, Little River, S.C. 29566.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Dallas Dawn Haithcock
Dallas Dawn Haithcock, 13, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at her home.
Born on July 16, 2002, in Conway, she was a student at Loris Middle School and was a Baptist.
She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Annie Ruth Collins Lewis; and her paternal grandfather, John Wayne Haithcock.
Miss Haithcock was a blessing to all who had the pleasure of knowing her and will be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, niece and granddaughter.
Survivors include her mother, April Dawn Lewis and her husband Allard of Conway; her father, John Mark Haithcock and his wife Rhonda of Aynor; one sister, Charlie Lynn Haithcock of Loris; two step-sisters, Ceirra Rogers of Aynor and Logan Fowler of Aynor; her maternal grandfather, Lyn Lewis and his girlfriend Jerry Lynn Lovell of Conway; and her paternal grandmother, Jaunita Haithcock of Conway.
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, at New Home Cemetery with Pastor Ross Altman officiating. Visitation was hled from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Virginia Holmes Harrelson
Virginia Holmes Harrelson, 64, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on Oct. 28, 1950, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Henry Oliver Holmes Sr. and the late Mary Gertrude Stevens Holmes.
Mrs. Harrelson was a homemaker and a longtime faithful member of Cherry Hill Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include one daughter, Tara Lee Harrelson Johnson of Longs; one loving granddaughter, Abby Lee Johnson, who loved her “Me Ma”; one sister, Patricia Thompson and her husband Robert of Denver, N.C.; and one brother, Henry O. Holmes Jr. and his wife Nancy of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Cherry Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. John Holmes and the Rev. Jim Ponder officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Cherry Hill Baptist Church, 2020 Daisy Road, Loris, S.C. 29569 or to The Leukemia Society at www.lls.org.
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Thomas H. Kelley
Thomas H. Kelley, 71, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 5, 1944, in Manchester, Conn., he was the son of the late George and Harriet Berry Kelley.
Mr. Kelley was a Major League Baseball player with the Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves and ended his career with the New York Mets. After his baseball career ended he worked for UPS for 15 years retiring as a center manager. He moved to Myrtle Beach after his retirement so he could play as much golf as possible.
Survivors include his loving wife, Diane M. Kelley of North Myrtle Beach; one son, Michael Kurtz of Roanoke, Va.; one sister, Carol Dixon (Harry) of Salinas, Calif.; two brothers, Michael J. Kelley (Evelyn) of Bloomfield, Conn., and George Kelley (Marie) of Enfield, Conn.; one grandchild, Jordan Kurtz of Roanoke; one sister-in-law, Donna Merusi (Jim) of Rochester, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a private service at their convenience.
Memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Edmund Joseph LaLonde
Edmund Joseph LaLonde, 82, of Little River died on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at Brightwater Retirement Community in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 16, 1933, in Watertown, N.Y., he was the son of Leonard LaLonde and Ida Sequin.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Nancy and Ellen; one brother, Leonard LaLonde; and one sister, Rita Carbone.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired as vice president of the Chenango Insurance Agency in Norwich, N.Y. He and his wife, Mary, moved to Little River in 1994. They were married for 46 years and were members of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include his life partner, Julia Dunn; one daughter, Jane and her husband Alan Bunal of Conway; two sons, Steve and his wife Susan LaLonde of Germantown, Md., and Jim LaLonde of New York Mills, N.Y.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.  A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Tuesday, Sept. 29, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School, 3501 N. Kings Hwy., Suite 102, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Hickman Levon Lee
Hickman Levon Lee, 79, of Longs passed away on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Agape Hospice in Conway following an illness.
Born on July 31, 1936, in Longs, he was the son of the late Carl Hickman Lee and the late Dora Mae Mills Lee.
Mr. Lee was employed by George A. Creed & Sons Co. from 1961 through 1978. He then went to work with Chancel Construction of Conway from 1978 until his retirement in 2001. He was a construction superintendent, building churches, schools and hospitals such as B.C. Moore, Horry Telephone Co. and Horry County State Bank. He was an avid hunter and fisherman but will be most remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Lee was a member of Hermitage Baptist Church in Camden and was a past president of the REACT Club in Camden but had recently been attending Today’s Harvest Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes McQueen Lee; one son, Richard Earl Lee and his wife Dee Duncan Lee; one daughter-in-law, Sandra Williams Lee; five grandchildren, Kristen Lee Lyod and her husband Eddie, Andrea Lee Watts and her husband Trent, Joshua David Lee and his wife Katie, Christopher Jarrett Lee and Kayla Lee Holmes and her husband Corey; three great-grandchildren, Ethan James West and Annslee Margaret Holmes and Charlie Lee and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Joel Levon Lee; and one sister, Roberta Rabon.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Mickey Mullis officiating. Committal services will follow at Buck Creek Cemetery in Longs. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Julia Rebecca Hardwick McQueen
Julia Rebecca Hardwick McQueen, 87, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at her home following a brief illness.
Born on Sept. 27, 1928, in Nichols and a lifelong resident of Loris, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Hugh Hardwick and the late Oddie Harrelson Hardwick of Loris.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Charles Price McQueen; and one brother, Jack Everette Hardwick.
Mrs. McQueen graduated from Loris High School and from Limestone College where she met a special group of friends who remained close throughout their lives. She taught home economics at Green Sea High School for eight years and was the librarian at Daisy Elementary School for 22 years. As librarian, she used her creative talents to entertain and engage her K-4 students. She loved acting out stories and made costumes for herself to illustrate historical and holiday figures. She enjoyed many travels throughout the United States and Canada and gardening at home. She was a founding member of the Loris Garden Club and a lifetime member of the Garden Club of South Carolina.
Mrs. McQueen was a loving mother and a longtime member of Loris First Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl McQueen and Julie McQueen, both of Loris.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, at Loris First Baptist Church with Pastor Louis Venable officiating. Committal services will be private. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Frankie Blackburn Quimby
Frankie Blackburn Quimby, 87, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on Aug. 23, 1928, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Alonzo Preston Blackburn Sr. and the late Maggie Fowler Blackburn Ward.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Roger Quimby; and one brother, Alonzo Preston Blackburn Jr.
Mrs. Quimby retired from Brass Craft and was a member of Loris First Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include one sister, Betty Ward Causey of Loris; two nephews, Jimmy Dale Causey of Nichols and Michael Causey of Loris; and a special friend, Linda Bryant.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dr. Louis Venable officiating. Committal services were private.
Visitation was held for two hours prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Richard J. Sloboda
Richard J. Sloboda, 76, of Little River passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, following a long illness.
Born on Dec. 13, 1938, in New York City, he was the son of the late Dorothy and John Sloboda.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Evelyn.
 Mr. Sloboda grew up in Morristown, N.J. After serving in the Air Force, he moved to Dover, N.J., and then to Sparta, N.J., where he resided until his retirement. He started his career as an electrical contractor and retired as an environmental manager from Picatinny Arsenal (U.S. Army) in Dover. He and his wife retired to Little River.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Ellen Sloboda; two sons, Brian of Silver Spring, Md., and Christopher of Lambertville, N.J.; and many close family members and friends.
A service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Calabash Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sunset Beach, N.C.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 42, Memphis, TN  38101-9908.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

David James Tillcock
David James Tillcock, 51, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.
Born on Feb. 26, 1964, in Ware, England, he was the son of James Edward and Naomi Kinch Tillcock.
Mr. Tillcock was an employee of Hamburger Joe’s in North Myrtle Beach for the past 15 years.
He is survived by his father and mother of Hopkins; two brothers, Andrew Tillcock and Jackie Tillcock; two sisters, Carolyn Jackson and Cheryl Martello; three nephews, Terrance and his girlfriend Kishena, Nicholas and Jeremy; two nieces, Tiffany and Lakeya; and one great-niece, Zoey Naomi.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
The family received friends following the service.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Annie Lou Jackson Tyler
Annie Lou Jackson Tyler, 82, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at her residence.
Born on July 17, 1933, in Green Sea, she was the daughter of the late Welborn “Wells” Asberry Jackson and Lyda Mildred Whittington Jackson.
She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Tyler.
Mrs. Tyler was retired from Horry County Schools after working in the cafeteria for 20 years. She was an active member of Gurley Baptist Church for many years, teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and involved in many church activities. Her smile, kind words and strong faith were an encouragement to many.
Mrs. Tyler enjoyed sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, cross stitch and multiple crafts. Many in the community were blessed by her craft projects. She was an advocate for animals and enjoyed having many pets throughout the years.
Survivors include two daughters, Paula Lou Tyler Spivey and her husband Burnie Taylor and Sarah Norris and her husband Danny, all of Loris; one son, Barry Tyler and his wife Shelly of Loris; nine grandchildren, Robin Norris, Tiffany Spivey and her husband Jon, Shae Deavers, Savanna Tyler, Sara Tyler, Mary Taylor, Travis Taylor, Thomas Taylor and Cheyenne Taylor; one great-grandchild, Jada LouAnne Ricks; and a special great-nephew, Blane Norris.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Alford and the Rev. John Holmes officiating.
Burial immediately followed at Bayboro Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Horry County Animal Care Center, 1923 Industrial Park Road, Conway, S.C. 29526.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Burnie Taylor for his loving care of Mrs. Tyler.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Ramona Fipps Vereen
Ramona Fipps Vereen, 72, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.  
Born on July 31, 1943, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of Joseph Bivens Spivey and Leola Mercer Spivey.
She was predeceased by one brother, Charlie Fipps.
Surviving are two daughters, Sherry Vereen and Georgie Vereen, both of North Myrtle Beach; one grandson, Seth Ensley of North Myrtle Beach; one sister, Nell Fipps Kinlaw of North Myrtle Beach; and special friend Doug Spivey Sr.
Ramona was a graduate of Tabor City High School where she was an All-Star Basketball player for the Tabor City Red Devils in 1959.
She was the pioneer for women in the field of residential construction.  Ramona excelled in any endeavor she chose to pursue.  She was an excellent gardener and cook among many other talents.
Ramona never met a stranger and was a friend to all who knew her.  She could light up a room in any situation with her humor.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Myrtle Lee Watson
Myrtle Lee Watson, 78, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.
Born on April 18, 1937, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Garfield Wright and the late Dulah Wright Cartrette.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Billy Cartrette; her second husband, Johnny Watson; two sons, Ricky Cartrette and Terry Wayne Cartrette; one son-in-law, Danny Blackburn; one great-granddaughter, Sophia Aden Cartrette; and several brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Watson was a member of Mt. Ariel Freewill Baptist Church in Conway. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved talking about the Lord and spending time with her family. She was well known for her biscuits at Casey’s Fried Chicken and loved greeting her customers at Hardee’s IGA.
Survivors include one daughter, Dianne Blackburn of Loris; one son, Michael Cartrette of Loris; her loving friend, Pat Bowman of Loris; two brothers, James Wright (Donna) of Richmond, Va., and Frankie Cartrette of Bend, Oregon; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be hed at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Timmy Locklear, the Rev. Mickey Ward, Chaplain Kitty Boyd and LeVerne Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Dianne Blackburn.
Special thanks to the staff of Mercy Hospice and Loris Rehab and Nursing Center for all their loving care.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Ariel Freewill Baptist Church, 4756 Hwy. 319 E., Conway, S.C. 29526 or Springfield Baptist Church Building Fund, 246 Springfield Church Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 EDITION
Lester Alan Barnes
Lester Alan Barnes, 62, of Longs died on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on June 12, 1953, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Lester Andrew and Joyce McNairn Barnes.
Mr. Barnes started his lifetime career in the restaurant business as a young boy and lived in Colorado as a young adult for several years. Settling in Myrtle Beach, he was a faithful employee of Joe’s Bar & Grill for 20 years and was a loving husband and father.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jill Adams Barnes; one son, Lester Adam Barnes; one brother, Conway Barnes (Barbara); one sister, Bonnie Owens (Eddie); and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20, at Grand Strand Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Grand Strand Baptist Church, 350 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29579.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Julia Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Bullock
Julia Elizabeth “Betty” Bullock, 67, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.
Born on Feb. 16, 1948, in Winston-Salem, N.C., she was the eldest daughter of the late Harriet W. And Edward B. Bullock of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.
She was predeceased by her sister, Sandra “Sandy” Bullock Moore, on Sept. 9, 2015.
She is survived by one sister, Patricia L. (Tricia) Bullock; one nephew, Ben Frank Moore III of Myrtle Beach; and several cousins.
Mrs. Bullock moved to North Myrtle Beach in 1959. She graduated from Wampee-Little River High School in 1966 and from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro with a degree in interior design. She was a very accomplished draftswoman, noted for her attention to functionality, detail and design. She was a longtime supporter of The Sierra Club and loved kayaking for fun. Her truest passion was her love for the shag dance and her close friends in the shagging community. She was a long time member of the OD Shag Club, was inducted in the Living Legends in 2015 and was to be honored later this month by The Boys in The Band at the OD Pavilion where she could be found dancing and socializing most weekends.
Mrs. Bullock and her family were most grateful for her precious neighbors and her dear friends in “Mermaids” who rallied around her with love, food, support and care during her brave battle with cancer. She was blessed to know and have true friendships and truly appreciated everyone who touched her life.
Visitation with family and friends was held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home followed by a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. James C. Mezick officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sea Haven, P.O. Box 600, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597 or to the charity of your choice.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Gertrude Helmer ‘Trudy’ Christophersen
Gertrude Helmer “Trudy” Christophersen, 82, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at Kingston Nursing Center in Conway.
Born on Nov. 26, 1932, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Ada Stanley and the late Olen Stanley.
She was predeceased in 1982 by her husband, Robert Helmer; one sister, Martha Jane Hughes; and one brother, R.L. Stanley.
Mrs. Christophersen was a charter member of Ocean View Baptist Church where she served as the church’s first secretary for 11 years. Following that she co-owned and operated Brides’ Delight Bridal Boutique and later worked at Dorothy’s Ruffled Originals and Country Vogue.
Survivors include her loving husband, Darold Christophersen; two daughters, Wanda Squires Coté (John) of Myrtle Beach and Wendy Squires Clay (Henry) of Colorado Springs, Col.; six grandchildren, Whitney Coté Conder (Kyle) of Myrtle Beach, Louis Coté (Nancy) of Columbia, Walt Clay (Haley) of Uruguay, Thomas Clay (Bernice) of Singapore, Annie Clay of Colorado Springs and Caroline Clay Fairey (Chapman) of Charlotte, N.C.; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, O’Neal “Buddy” Stanley (Wanda) of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Lib Stanley of Kingstree; one step-daughter, Donna Talladay (Richard) of Little River; and Wanda and Wendy’s father, Melvin Squires of Bluffton.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, at Ocean View Baptist Church. A private burial will follow for the family.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. prior to the service in the church parlor.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Navigators, P.O. Box 6079, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6679 for missionary support of Walt Clay-account 22874671.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Joy Elizabeth Cooper
Joy Elizabeth Cooper, 58,  of Loris passed away on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C.
Born on June 16, 1957, in Hartsville, she was the daughter of Joyce Tolson Petty and the late George Petty.
After graduating from Hartsville High School, Mrs. Cooper joined the U.S Navy in 1981. She often stated that it was one of the best decisions of her youth and her time in the service provided her with the discipline and structure that made her successful throughout her life.
She graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College in 1996 with a registered nursing degree and spent most of her professional career with Fresenius Medical Group providing care for people engaged in kidney dialysis treatment. It was there that her caring nature and desire to help others endeared her to both patients and staff alike.
Glenn and Joy were married in 2004 and built a home filled with love, music and happiness. She could often be found playing the piano or working in one of her brick and flower gardens throughout the property.
Mrs. Cooper loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and had a great lust for life that was shone in all she did.
Her mother always said she named her Joy because she was born with a smile on her face.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn H. Cooper; her mother, Joyce T. Howell of Hartsville; two daughters, Brittany Rhodes and Brandy Marie Rhodes, all of Myrtle Beach; two sons, James D. Cooper and his wife Brandi and Jeremiah Cooper and his wife Nancy, all of Myrtle Beach; one brother, Chuck Petty and his wife Pam of Surfside Beach; one sister, Angela Bigham and her husband Bill of Surfside Beach; and four grandchildren, Ken Corie Vereen, Vega Smallin, Oliver Cooper and Scarlett Cooper.
A private service celebrating her life will be held at a later date by her family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Duke University Children’s Hospital, 710 W. Main St., Suite 200, Durham, N.C. 27701.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Steve Allen Easter
Steve Allen Easter, 60, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Aug. 31, 1955, in Richmond, Va., he was the son of Taylor and Vera Ann Worley.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy Wylie Easter; two sons, Robbie and Mason; four daughters, Crystal, Wendy, Stephanie and Sabrina; two brothers, Brian and Jerry; one sister, Sherry; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sandy and Mason Easter, P.O. Box 1116, Little River, S.C. 29566.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Joseph Thomas McGovern
Joseph Thomas McGovern, 81, of Longs, formerly of Indianapolis, Ind.,  passed away on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.
Born on July 31, 1934, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son  of the late Ida (Sherby) and Charles McGovern.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by three siblings, Stella, John and Agnes (Mangan) McGovern; and one nephew, Martin Mangan.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Beverly Ann (Kastner) McGovern; two children, Maureen McGovern MacDonald (Dan) and Kevin McGovern (Deb); five grandchildren, Laureen Morrow Ridgway (Shane), James S. Morrow, Bailey McGovern, Seth MacDonald and Matthew McGovern, Jasmine McGovern; one sister-in-law, Okel Johnson; and two nieces, Patty Mangan Gareau (Tim) and Patricia McGovern Coombs.
Mr. McGovern served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1957 and worked as a printer at World Publishing Co. in Cleveland. He was a firefighter and board member at Wayne Township Fire Department, Station #9, Indianapolis from 1973 to 1978. He loved living out the past 15 years of his life with his wife Beverly on the South Carolina coast.  He enjoyed walking on the beach, playing golf and worked at Dixie Stampede in Myrtle Beach. He is described by many as one of the kindest people you ever met.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 25, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
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OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 EDITION
Mary Ann Squires Gerald
Mary Ann Squires Gerald, 73, of Nichols passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, after an extended illness.
Born on Jan. 29, 1942, in Galivants Ferry, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Hettie Parker Squires.
She was predeceased by her husband, Winston H. Gerald; two brothers, Oliver Squires and Hollis Squires; and one sister, Imogene Squires Lambert.
Throughout her life, Mrs. Gerald was active in many roles: farmer, Anvil Knitwear supervisor, after-school caregiver for Green Sea Floyds Elementary, board member for the Horry County Foster Care Review Board and Drug and Alcohol Commission, loving matriarch to her family and loyal companion to many friends. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.
Survivors include two children, Nancy Grice (Albert) of Longs and Ivey Gerald (DeeAnna) of Loris; two grandchildren, Courtney Willoughby (Channing) and Ryan Gerald; three great-grandchildren, Mary Hannah Willoughby, Elizabeth Willoughby and Channing Willoughby II; one sister, Faye McDaniels of Mullins; one brother, Harold Squires of Conway; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, at Cox-Collins Funeral Home in Mullins. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Nichols with Pastors Dale Willoughby and Albert Grice officiating.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 535 Nichols Hwy. S., Nichols, S.C. 29581.
Cox Collins Funeral Home of Mullins served the family.

Helen Watts Graham
Helen Watts Graham, 83, of Green Sea died on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, in the Loris Rehab and Nursing Center in Loris. Born on July 14, 1932, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Roston Lee Watts and May Dee Long Watts.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William Franklin Graham Sr.; one brother, Carlyle Watts; and two sisters, Eunice Bell and Gwen Fowler.
She is survived by two sons, William Dean Graham (Deronda) and Larry Gene “Boo” Graham (Kim), both of Green Sea; two sisters, Patsy Buffkin and Beth Rackley, both of Tabor City, N.C.; four grandchildren, William Forrest Graham, Amber Jill Eilliott (Brad), William Austin Graham and Franklin Cameron Graham; three great-grandchildren, Raleigh Elliott, Asher Elliott and Barrett Elliott.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Green Sea Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Green Sea Cemetery.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Green Sea Baptist Church Bus Fund, P.O. Box 125, Green Sea, S.C. 29545.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Josephine Long ‘Jo’ Harris
Josephine Long “Jo” Harris, 75, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Agape Center in Conway with her husband of 16 years by her side after a long hard fight with cancer.
Born on July 1, 1940, in Horry County, she was the daughter of Grady and Rushie Long.
Mrs. Harris was a homemaker for 60 years. She was married to Thelton Tyler for 33 years when he passed away on July 2, 1988.
She was a kind-hearted, loving person and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, William Keith Harris, and one step-son, Kevin Mishoe, both of Conway; one daughter, Judy Tyler Cox and her husband, and one grandson, Tyler Cox, all of Loris; seven brothers and three sisters and their families; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Malia Gale Heiman
Malia Gale Heiman, 16, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.
She was born on Feb. 15, 1999, in Fort Collins, Col., but resided in Loris for the past eight years.
She was predeceased by her grandfather, Philip Heiman.
Malia loved shopping, dancing, traveling and hanging out with her friends, family and her dog “NaNa”. She was loved by so many and touched many lives within her short time on earth. Her free spirit and beautiful smile will be missed by all.
Malia is survived by her father, Misha Heiman; her grandmother, Tanya Connie; two aunts, Kira Connie and her fiancé Carlos Cartagena and Sara Nelson and her husband Jesse Nelson; and two first cousins, Madeline Nelson and Cameron Nelson. In addition to her immediate family, she is survived by her biological mother, Cheryl Williams; Brook Dale; Crystal McGuinn; her step-grandfather, Alan Connie; and many cousins, friends and extended family.
Visitation and viewing was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations at www.gofundme.com/liveformalia.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Sandra Jean Bullock ‘Sandy’ Moore
Sandra Jean Bullock “Sandy” Moore, 60, of Myrtle Beach went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, surrounded by family and close friends.
She was the youngest daughter of the late Harriet W. and Edward B. Bullock of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by one son, Ben Frank Moore III of the home; and sisters, Julia E. “Betty” Bullock of Little River and Patricia L. “Tricia” Bullock of Myrtle Beach as well as several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Moore was born on Nov. 12, 1954, in Winston-Salem, N.C., and she and her family moved to the Grand Strand in 1959. She was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach and was an active member of the Interfaith Youth Group. A graduate of North Myrtle Beach High School and the University of South Carolina, she had a highly successful real estate career for over 32 years. She was a graduate of Leadership Grand Strand VIII, a member of the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors, a member of the North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol, a former member of the Waccamaw Mental Health Board and a past chairman of the North Myrtle Beach Accommodation Tax Committee.
Mrs. Moore’s greatest qualities, her warmth, charm, humor, work ethic, devotion, loyalty and great dignity in her final days, were the things that made her special to so many people.  She was loved by everyone who met her and her vast circle of friends ranged from the famous to the infamous. Their devotion to and love for her was apparent by the constant visitors and encouragers who never left her side during her brave battle with cancer.
Her family thanks the Amedisys Hospice team, her wonderful caretakers from First Light, particularly Day Rhonda and Night Ronda who were with her at the end and devoted friends Suzanne, Sandra, Teressa, Barbara, Renee, Katrina, Jene, Mary, Mike and Patti plus many more who have shared their love, care and prayers.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, with the Rev. Dr. James C Mezick officiating. Friends were invited to Wild Wing Cafe at Barefoot Landing for a celebration of her life immediately following the service. Visitation was held from 3 to 3:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tara Hall Home for Boys, 510 Tara Hall Road, Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Marcos A. ‘Tony’ Morales
Marcos A. “Tony” Morales, 84, of Little River died on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, at home with family at his side.
Born on April 25, 1931, in Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Natividad and Estefana Rodriguez Morales.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Geraldine Butler Morales; eight daughters; three sons; one sister; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Foundations Forever Church in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Foundations Forever Church, 3727 Sea Mtn. Hwy., 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.

Valerie Jo ‘Tis’ Parker
Valerie Jo “Tis” Parker, 60, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, after a brief illness.
Born on May 25, 1955, in Little River, she was the daughter of Betty Bellamy Skeen and granddaughter of the late Dorothy and Wilbur Gore Bellamy of Little River.
Tis enjoyed her work with construction in the Little River Neck area as well as helping friends and family with their odd jobs, gardening and pet sitting.
Survivors include her mother, Betty Bellamy Skeen of Little River; one sister, Renee Parker Hobart of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, Ronald Tuttle of Pittsboro, N.C.; her aunt and uncle, Karen and George Rayford Vereen of North Myrtle Beach; and another aunt, Anne Hoskins; and six cousins.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, at Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. James Mezick officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach at www.humanesocietynmb.org.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/ North Myrtle Beach served the family.

David D. Treiland
David D. Treiland, 77, of Little River died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on May 15, 1938, in St. Albans, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Roberta P. Grigg Treiland.
Mr. Treiland was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lynne Ehmann Treiland; two sons, Robert and Michael; two daughters, Maureen and Lorraine; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 7020 AC 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 is serving the family.

Patricia Ellen Van Marter
Patricia Ellen Van Marter, 69, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at her home.
Born on Feb. 17, 1946, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Francis H. and Veronica Wheelan Gorman.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond J. Van Marter; two daughters, Bridget Lee and Shannon Van Marter; two brothers, Robert Gorman and John Gorman; five sisters, Suzanne Gorman, Linda Fort, Debra Vitka, Loren Cohen and Maureen Reardon; three grandchildren, W. Bailey Caldwell, Carolina Lee and Griffin Lee.
A funeral mass was held at 12 noon on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Ray J. Wartman
Ray J. Wartman, 95, of Little River died on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at Agape Rehab of Conway.
Born on Sept. 6, 1920, in Germantown, Pa., he was the son of the late Fred and Ethel Schlers Wartman.
Mr. Wartman was a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving during World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 76 years, Betty I. Wartman; one son, Ray F. Wartman; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be private with the family.    
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Mary Jane Wilburn
Mary Jane Wilburn, 82, of Conway passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.
Born on Feb. 24, 1933, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Jule Allen.
She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Morris C. Wilburn Sr.; two brothers; and three sisters.
Mrs. Wilburn was a member of Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and caring for her family.
Survivors include four children, JoAnn Whitlock (Bill) of Loris, Robert Wilburn (Debbie) of Columbus, Miss., Morris Wilburn Jr. (Barbara) of Bonneau and Libby Conder (Bill) of Monroe, N.C.; five grandchildren, Matthew, William, Jessica, Sarah Jane and Mary Grace; and three great-grandchildren, Austin, Ethan and Abbie.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Dudley Parnell and the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating.  Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
Memorials may be made to Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church, 4889 Hwy. 701 N., Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Eloise ‘Johnnie’ Mercile Williams
Eloise “Johnnie” Mercile Williams, 75, of Conway passed away on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015.
Born on Dec. 22, 1939, in Jacksonville, Fla., she was the daughter of Betty Herndon and the late John Tomlin.
She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Leslie Edmondson; and great-grandson, Levi Wyatt McLamb.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda “Wendy” Williams of Conway; two sons, Gerald Edmondson of Florida and Charles E. Williams of Aynor; three sisters, Jan Harris (Jeff) and Judy Black of Walterboro and Ruth Delancey of Anderson; two brothers, James (Vanessa) Jackson of North Carolina and Jerry (Betty) Jackson of Charleston; 10 grandchildren, Gerald Jr., Natasha, Nicole, Phillip, Charlie, Ryan, Dustin, Lacie, Patrick and Frankee; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Betty H. Williamson
Betty H. Williamson, 85, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Lumberton, N.C., died on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.
Born on Oct. 28, 1929, in McDonald, N.C., she was the daughter of the late James Luther and Pauline Inman Hall.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ertle Lawrence Williamson; one son, Roger Hall Williamson; and five siblings.
With a strong Christian faith, a positive attitude and a sparkling personality, Mrs. Williamson had a true gift of connecting with and giving to others. Her times at the beach were some of her favorites, when she would spend hours fishing and digging clams. She was a wonderful mother, strongly devoted to her family.
With Mrs. Williamson, her glass was never half full or empty, her cup always “runneth over.” She was a wonderful influence to so many and she will be missed by all who knew her
She is survived by three children, Diane W. Councilman of North Myrtle Beach, Beverly W. Price and her husband Al of Lake Wylie and Larry Williamson and his wife Carolyn of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and nine grandchildren, Dutch Huebner, Mary Huebner Bailey, Bebe James Bollinger, Don James Jr., Charlie James, Damon Williamson, Kate Williamson, Hannah Williamson McMahan and Nick Williamson; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Charlie Hall; two sisters, Carolyn H. Ward and Cathy H. West; and many other family and friends who will miss her.
A celebration of her life will be held during a graveside service at Meadowbrook Cemetery in Lumberton on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. Initial support is being provided by Watson Funeral Services of Conway with final arrangements being provided by Floyd Mortuary & Crematory at 809 East 5th St. in Lumberton.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Red Cross, Frederick E. Turnage, Northeast NC Chapter, 326 S. Franklin St., Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804.
Sign a guest book at watsonfuneralservices.com.
Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway is serving the family.

James ‘Jimi Zee’ Zajic Jr.
James “Jimi Zee” Zajic Jr., 68, of Longs died on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born on Feb. 28, 1947, in Lordstown, Ohio, he was the son of the late James and Loretta Borman Zajic Sr.
Survivors include his soul mate of 35 years, Diane M. Fitzgerald; one son, Bryan Zajic; two daughters, Jennifer Weilly and Jessica Jordan; one brother, Lee Zajic; and his four-legged friend “Tippy”, who he adored.
A celebration of Jimi Zee’s life was held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 EDITION
Alan Rock Bartash
Alan Rock Bartash, 55, of Longs passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at his home after a short courageous battle with cancer.
Born on Sept. 23, 1959, in Chilton, Wis., he was the son of Al and Mildred.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Ronald.
Mr. Bartash graduated from New Holstein High School in 1977 and attended Moraine Park Technical in Fond-du-Lac. He worked in New Holstein before relocating to the east coast and worked in many challenging and rewarding jobs wherever he lived. He lived in Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland.  He and his wife Beverly settled in Longs close to Myrtle Beach.  He worked 25 years at Costco in Maryland and South Carolina. He enjoyed life.
He is survived by his wife Beverly; five siblings, Dennis (wife Nancy), Linda (fianceé Cecil Thompson), Warren (wife Pat), Brian (wife Ruby) and Donna (husband Mike Meccia).
A celebration of life 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.

Margaret Bosman
Margaret Bosman, 73, of Loris died on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at home.
Born on Sept. 13, 1941, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Dolphus Marlowe and Annie Mae Shelley Marlowe.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, one sister and one great-grandson.
She is survived by her husband, John Bosman; three daughters, Tammy McKenzie, Sharon Lynn Williams and Kathy Robins, all of North Myrtle Beach; one son, Robert Franks of North Myrtle Beach; one brother, Joe Marlowe of Camden; two sisters, Margie Porter of Loris and Dora Silver of Santee; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Community Baptist Church in Loris. Burial will follow in the Camp Swamp United Methodist Church Cemetery in Loris.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C., is serving the family.

Ginger Kay Charlesworth
Ginger Kay Charlesworth, 64, of Longs passed away on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris with her husband by her side after a long and extremely courageous battle to overcome complications from a 2014 motorcycle accident.
Born on July 15, 1951, in Paris, Ark., she was the daughter of Lawrence and Frances Koch.
She worked for the state of Arkansas retiring after 24 years. Her last position was with the Arkansas Board of Psychology. She moved to the Myrtle Beach area in 2002 where she became a pharmacy technician working for CVS in Little River until July 2013.
She is survived by her loving husband, Bob; two sons, Bryan Wages of Arkansas and Chris Wages of Texas; one sister, Loretta Higginbotham of Arkansas; four half-sisters, Patricia Nethercot of Texas, Linda Jackson and Greta Wilson, both of Arkansas, and Cindy Simpson of North Carolina; one half-brother, Steve Allen of Denmark; and numerous nieces.
Mrs. Charlesworth’s honesty and caring attitude will be missed by many.
Memorial services will be announced 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.

Sheryl Cox
Sheryl Cox, 71, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, at home with family at her side.
Born on Nov. 6, 1943, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Kirby V. and Elea Faircloth Cox.
She was predeceased by two sisters and one brother.
She is survived by two sons, A. Landon Elmore Jr. and Jonathan Kirby Elmore, both of Raleigh, N.C.; one sister, Irma Pennington; and one granddaughter, Leila J. Elmore.
Services will be private with the family.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Dennis Michael Dew
Dennis Michael Dew, 57, of Loris died on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born on Oct. 20, 1957, in Marion, he was the son of Wanda Cox Dove and the late Herbert Gerald Dew.
Mr. Dew was a retired radiation therapist and he was also a landscaper. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a graduate of Mullins High School and graduated cum lauda from the University of Georgia. He was a member of Living Waters Baptist Church in Longs.
Survivors include his mother, Wanda Cox Dove of Mullins; one daughter, Ricca Downes of Washington; one sister, Karen Dew of North Myrtle Beach; one brother, Stephen Gerald Dew of Hendersonville, Tenn.; one niece, Savannah Marie Dew; one nephew, Christian Drake Dew; and one uncle and aunt, Joe and Rebecca Cox of Mullins.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Lee Funeral Home in North Myrtle Beach.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Cox-Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Kem Thomas officiating. Burial will be at Old Zion Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Grand Strand Humane Society, 3241 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins is serving the family.

Ronald L. Hankins Sr.
Ronald L. Hankins Sr., 77, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on May 18, 1938, in Stoneville, N.C., he was the son of the late Henry F. and Claudia James Hankins.
Mr. Hankins was a 32nd Degree Mason at Lodge 694 in Greensboro, N.C.  He was a business owner for 27 years in Greensboro and retired to the beach 25 years ago.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Judy “Mimi” Hankins; one son, “Bo” Ronald L. Hankins Jr. (Joyce); one daughter, Stephanie Hankins; two grandchildren, Justin Hankins and Brooke Hankins; twin great-grandchildren, Aleah and Hailey; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, whom he adored.
He was predeceased by six brothers, James Henry, Fred, Hansey, Clifton, Clarence and Leonard; and one sister, Mary Zigler.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel and at all other times at the home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, at the funeral home chapel. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcemaory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Carl Marler
Carl Marler, 73, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on May 17, 1942, and raised in Marshall, N.C., he was the only son of Major and Mary (Caldwell) Marler. He was a longtime resident of Gastonia, N.C., and Mooresville, N.C., until moving to his home in North Myrtle Beach in recent years.
He was predeceased  by his father, mother and son, Kenneth.
In his early years, Mr. Marler would help perform land and crop allotment surveys. After graduating from Walnut High School in Marshall he attended college in Tennessee,  majoring in business administration. His first job was with the E.J. Corvette organization as distribution center manager in Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. Marler’s strong character and integrity, combined with his genuine desire to achieve the highest level of success throughout his professional career, earned  the respect and admiration of both his customers and competitors alike.
He will be forever remembered for his jovial teasing manner and genuine enjoyment of countless breakfast meetings with friends to share fish stories and jokes about life’s experiences. There will always be an empty chair for him at those favorite tall-tale meeting places. He will be sorely missed.
He leaves his ever faithful cousin, Carole Johnson and her husband Brad and his cousin Louise Wilson; his lifelong best friend, Jim Haney and his wife Patsy; his childhood friend, Lawton Goforth and his wife Pansy; his cousin Fred Marler; his companion Jane Spell and many other close friends.
A private graveside funeral service and burial will be held at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Gloria Corby Ravo
Gloria Corby Ravo, 90, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Anderson Oaks in Conway.
Born on Dec. 14, 1924, in the Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Antonietta Tedesco Corby.
She was predeceased by five sisters and one brother.
Mrs. Ravo was married to Julius J. Ravo on Oct. 9, 1948, at St. Frances of Rome Church in the Bronx.
She graduated from Evander Childs High School in the Bronx in 1943 and attended the NY School for Banking. She was employed by The Bank of Commerce, NYC and The National Bank of Westchester as a bookkeeper. She was a Girl Scout leader for 10 years, president of the PTA, PS 68, the Bronx and Lakeland Parents Club in Shrub Oak, N.Y.
Mrs. Ravo was a member of Mahopac Golf Club. She lived in Yorktown Heights since 1967 and was a resident of North Myrtle Beach at Tidewater Plantation.
She is survived by two children, Jane Ravo Abbott (George) and Jules J. Ravo Esq. (Geri); and one grandchild, Audra Ravo Putnam.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Lee Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Burial will follow at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
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.

Clytie H. Sessions
Clytie H. Sessions, 83, of Loris passed away on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.
Born on Dec. 21, 1931, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Mayberry and Addie E. Hardee.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard L. Sessions; four brothers; and one sister.
Mrs. Sessions was a graduate of Anderson College and a school teacher and homemaker.  She was a Primitive Baptist. She loved her family and friends and shelling beans.
Survivors include one son, Rickie L. Sessions of Loris; two daughters, Kathy L. Sessions of Rock Hill and Karen R. Johnson of Aynor; four grandchildren, Calvin L. Sessions (Hillary) of Aiken, Eric Sessions of Loris, April L. Paul of Rock Hill and Davis Paul (Hannah) of Conway; and four great-grandchildren, Makenna Sessions, Wyatt Sessions, Izzy Sessions and Bryson Paul.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6, at Cherry Hill Baptist Church cemetery in Loris. The family received friends at the graveside after the service and at other times at the home of her son, Rickie L. Sessions.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Ruby Frances Graham Todd
Ruby Frances Graham Todd, 92, of Loris went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at the home of her daughter surrounded by her family.
Born on Oct. 28, 1922, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Elmon Lloyd Graham and the late Dulah Powell Graham.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Johnnie Walter Todd; one daughter-in-law, Cindy McDowell Todd; and one brother, Floyd Graham.
Along with being a devoted farmer’s wife, Mrs. Todd was a school teacher at White Oak School in the Cane Branch community, worked as a bookkeeper at FCX, worked at Leder-Potter’s Department Store and retired as a bookkeeper at Graham Brother’s Farm Supply in Loris. She enjoyed working in her yard, gardening and taking care of her family.
Mrs. Todd was a loving mother, grandmama and great-grandmama and was a member of Cherry Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Sonja “Kaye” Causey and her husband Donald B. Causey of Loris; one son, Johnny Wallace Todd of Loris; four grandchildren, Kimberly Causey Strickland and her husband Billy, Krystal Causey Gregory and her husband Philip, Kandis Todd Tucker and her husband Sam and Justin Todd and his fiancé Emily Johnson; her great-grandchildren, Quentin Strickland, Bailey Strickland, Brayden Strickland and Kalynn Tucker; four sisters-in-law, Elsie Graham of Loris, Dorenda Long of Wilmington, N.C., and Gladys Canada and Chellie Todd, both of Loris; and many nieces and nephews as well as her caregivers, her niece, Ila Mishoe and special friend, Nancy Prince.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Cherry Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Ragsdale Allsbrook and the Rev. David Watts officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cherry Hill Baptist Church or to the Cemetery Fund, c/o Kendall Tyler, 2257 Daisy Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Curtis Charles Trull
Curtis Charles Trull, 76, of Little River died on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Dec. 12, 1938, in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Curtis Lee and Estes Faile Trull.
He was predeceased by one brother, J.T. Trull.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Barbara Hensley Trull of the home; one daughter, Lisa Bethune Jones (Alan) of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Shannon Trull and Wendy Trull, both of Lancaster; one sister, Jean T. Edwards of Ft. Lawn; two grandchildren, Hensley Bethune and Ava Jones, both of Myrtle Beach; and his four-legged best friend, “Bob”.
Services will be announced 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.
 
OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 EDITION
Joe Dean Blanchard
Joe Dean Blanchard, 68, of Green Sea died on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on Oct. 25, 1946, in Alamance County, he was the son of the late Jim Blanchard and Helen Fitch Blanchard.
He is survived by two daughters, Crystal Blanchard Hill of Green Sea and Tammy Marcum of Loris; one son, Joey Dean Blanchard of Oceanside, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served in the Vietnam War.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23, at Inman Ward Funeral Home in Tabor City, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Loris. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Betty Jo Calhoun
Betty Jo Calhoun, 87, of Conway died on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Conway Manor in Conway.
Born on Oct. 27, 1927, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Richard W. and Ruth Smith Jones.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lonnie Lee Calhoun Jr.; two sisters, Edna Shelley and Janet Ammons; and one brother, Woodrow Jones.
Mrs. Calhoun was a loving mother and grandmother who loved animals, gardening and crocheting.
Survivors include two sons, Lonnie L. Calhoun III and his wife Kathy and Richard Danny Calhoun and his wife Cindy, all of Conway; one daughter, Susanne C. Molter and her husband Edward H. of North Myrtle Beach; six grandchildren, Lonnie L. Calhoun IV., Kathy J. Calhoun, Stephanie C. Skipper and her husband John, Richard Danny Calhoun Jr. and his wife Alicia M., Matthew Adam Martin and Zachary Andrew Martin; and four great-grandchildren, Emaleth Dismukes, Morrigan Skipper, Aedan Skipper and Tristan Cole Calhoun.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Burial followed at Lakeside Cemetery.
A visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31,  at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Horry County Animal Care Center, 1923 Industrial Park Road, Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Michael E. Dick
Michael E. Dick, 69, of Little River passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Dick was born on Sept. 23, 1945. He was the loving husband of Christine Iwanicki Dick.
A celebration of life ceremony will be held in Connecticut at a future date so his six children and nine grandchildren can be present.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Victoria A. Dorney
Victoria A. Dorney, 77, of Little River passed away on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born on Jan. 11, 1938, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Roy and Vivian B. Ruby.
A visitation was held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Lee Funeral Home with a memorial service following at 11 a.m.
Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Stanley H. Dorney Jr.; four sons; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/Norh Myrtle Beach served the family.

Dorothy Ward Floyd
Dorothy Ward Floyd, 74, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.
Born on Nov. 5, 1940, in Florence County, she was the daughter of the late J.D. and Lucille Timmons.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Cleve Ward; and three brothers, Herbert Timmons, Bill Timmons and Johnny Timmons.
Mrs. Floyd was a longtime member of Princeville Baptist Church in Loris. She retired with over 30 years of service with Horry County Schools in the food services department.  She enjoyed gardening, quilting and cooking.
Mrs. Floyd was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and wife.
Survivors include her husband, Johnny Floyd of Loris; three daughters, Dianne Ward Stewart and her husband Michael of Longs, Melody Ward Brislin and her husband Gene of Summerville and Carrie Ward and her partner Brett Rathbone Jr. of Longs; one step-daughter, Jeania Floyd Bell and her husband Johnny of Loris; six grandchildren, Max Stewart, Tracer Stewart, Ben Brislin, Ryan Brislin, Jamie Bell and Jessica Bell; two sisters, Jeanette Sparkman and her husband Billy of Clinton and Margaret Street and her husband Dale of Hendersonville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at Princeville Baptist Church with the Rev. Mitchell Barnhill and the Rev. Michael Stewart officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial followed in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
Memorials may be made to Princeville Baptist Church, c/o the Rev. Mitchell Barnhill, 941 Apple Valley Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

William ‘Bill’ Fowler
William “Bill” Fowler, 62, of Green Sea died on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Born on Nov. 20, 1952, in Marion County, he was the son of the late Clayton and Eatha Causey Fowler.
He was predeceased by one brother, Joseph Clayton Fowler.  
He is survived by three sons, Mitchell Clayton Fowler of Graham, N.C., and Kyle May Fowler and Kody Fowler, both of Burlington, N.C.; one sister, Dorathy Norris of Tabor City, N.C.; and one brother, Timmy Fowler of Loris.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, at Cane Branch Baptist Church in Loris. The family received friends following the service at the church.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

William Ridgely Glaeser
William Ridgely Glaeser, 88, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on June 18, 1927, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late William Glaeser Jr. and the late Eleanor Crapster Glaeser.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Frances Elizabeth Wright Glaeser; and one daughter, Linda Sanford.
Mr. Glaeser served his country with honor and courage in the U.S. Army during World War II and upon returning home worked as a design engineer with Baltimore Gas & Electric Company.
Survivors include one daughter, Deborah Robertson and her husband Walter of Loris; one son, William Robert Glaeser and his wife Sally of St. Augustine, Fla.; three loving grandchildren, Michelle Proudfoot and her husband Scott, Rebecca Crompton and her husband Jeff and Jason Sandford; five loving great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert S. Glaeser of Stevensville, Md.; and two nephews.
Services were private.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Donald L. Hazen
Donald L. Hazen, 73, of Little River passed into eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family and friends.
Born on May 18, 1942, in Needles, Calif., he was the son of the late Lawrence Hazen and E. Vivian Griffin.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Virginia (Frontz)  Hazen; two daughters, Deborah Marczewski and her husband Bill and Janet Rousseau and her husband Mitchell; three grandchildren, Jessica, Megan and Ryan; one great-grandson, Jackson; two brothers, Wendell Hazen and John Griffin; and two sisters, Barbara Pickner and Sandy Byers.
Mr. Hazen spent most of his life living in Maine, 40 years. He proudly retired after 21 years from the U.S. Navy. He worked at True Value and then L.L. Bean for 24 years. He was a member of VFW Post 10804, the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.
He had a smile that could light up a room and his positive outlook was infectious.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Lee Funeral Home. Inurnment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC 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 is serving the family.

Ryan Charles Larson
Ryan Charles Larson, 24, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, from complications with his T1 diabetes at his home.
He was born on May 18, 1991, in Towson, Md.
Ryan was the brightness in everyone’s day. He always knew how to make someone smile. He cared about others with everything he had.
Ryan loved Jesus and desired nothing more than for those, especially those he loved, to come to know Christ. He became a photographer to follow in his mom’s footsteps. He was unbelievably amazing in his skill. He was also a very gifted and talented drummer. He loved being out on the water wakeboarding or out on his skateboard. He loved to fish and hunt. He loved his family more than words can begin to express.
Ryan touched the lives of so many people in such positive ways that he will live on forever.
Survivors include his dad and mom, Bob and Hope Larson of Little River, formerly of Perry Hall, Md.; two brothers, his little ‘bro’, Jacob Larson of Little River, and his “big brother”, James Larson and his fiancé, Becca Brunner of Perry Hall; his maternal grandparents, the Rev. James H. and Helen Lane (Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop) of Baltimore, Md.; and paternal grandparents, Lowell C. and Barbara L. Larson (Nana and Papa) of Bloomington, MN; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and more friends than could ever be named.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, and Friday, Aug. 28, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at NewSpring Church in Myrtle Beach. A wake was held following the service at Beach Church in Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers a memorial box for donations will be at the funeral home and church for NewSpring Gauntlet Scholarships. Gauntlet is a youth event held each year and Ryan loved being a part of this event. For those unable to attend, memorials can be mailed to: Ryan Larson Memorial, c/o Coastal Studios, 1301 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Rosetta Julia Lisle
Rosetta Julia Lisle, 87, of Little River died on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at her home.
Born on March 6, 1928, in London, England, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Rosetta Armstrong McGarry.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Thomas J. Lisle.
Mrs. Lisle was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by one brother, Denis S. McGarry; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.  Inurnment followed in the church columbarium niche.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Jerry Lee Scholl
Jerry Lee Scholl, 81, of Little River passed away on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at home.
Born on Dec. 25, 1933, in Scotland County, N.C., he was the eldest of three sons of the late Leo and Lela Bruce.
Mr. Scholl graduated from Hamlet High School in 1952 where he met the love of his life, Alice Bassinger. He and Alice were married June 19, 1954, and were married for 56 years until her death on March 6, 2011. After serving in the Navy from 1952 until his honorable discharge in 1956, he attended Bowling Green Business University, graduating in1960 with a BS in accounting and business administration. After settling in Taylors, he built and operated International Storage Company and Triple S Enterprise, both family businesses, until his retirement in 1998.
Mr. Scholl was a Master Mason in the Wade Hampton Lodge, a member of both York Rite and Scottish Rite and a dedicated Noble of the Hejaz Temple. As a Shriner, he served as an enthusiastic member of many units including the Greeters, Tri-Sports and Hillbillies and spent several years as the temple treasurer.
Alice and Jerry enjoyed travelling with their friends in the Shrine and often shared stories of their adventures, some of which were actually true. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed his boat, fishing, feeding his birds and growing tomatoes.  
He is survived by his children and grandchildren, LeeAnn Floss (Mark), Jennifer Floss and Jonathan Floss of Charleston; Bruce Scholl, Brittney Hester (Robert) and Brandy Scholl of Greenville; Sandy Gasser (Johnny), Meghan Gasser, Caroline Gasser and Jake Gasser of Columbia, his sister-in-law, Helen Scholl of Hamlet, N.C., and brother, Joe Scholl and his wife Sylvia of Raleigh, N.C.; and cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Joan O’Donnell, Bob Ward and Helen Scholl for their many years of friendship and care.
Friends and family were invited to celebrate and remember his life from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Coquina Harbour Club House in Little River.
A private graveside 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.

Kimberly A. Smallwood
Kimberly A. Smallwood, 53, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.
She was born on March 21, 1962, in North Myrtle Beach.
She was predeceased by her father, James Thomas Smallwood Sr.; and one nephew, Jamie Brooks Smallwood.
Kimberly was employed by the Dollar General Store in the Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include her mother, Eleanor Smallwood; two sons, Anthony Smallwood (Heather) and Robert Johnson; one daughter, Amanda Johnson; one grandson, Tyler Smallwood; one brother, James T. Smallwood (Diane); one sister, Shirley Baldwin (David); and one niece, Crystal Saunders.
Services will be held at a later date.
A guest book is available at www. lfhomeandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Janis Cannon Suggs
Janis Cannon Suggs, 65, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Conway Medical Center in Conway following an illness.
Born on Oct. 1, 1949, in Loris, she was the daughter of Hasty Olvelee Cannon and Gertrude Todd Cannon.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lonzie Leton Suggs; one brother, Leamon Buck Cannon; and three sisters, Bobbie C. Holt, Betty C. Tyler and Danny Sue Cannon.
Mrs. Suggs was a loving homemaker, retired farmer and a member of Crossway Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Timmy Suggs and his wife Lori and Kim Suggs and his wife Sherrie; three grandchildren, Mallory Suggs, Jordyn Suggs and Brittany Thurman, all of Loris; two great-grandchildren, Jaden Auclaire and Briley Auclaire, both of Loris; and one sister, Judy C. Shelley and her husband, the Rev. Thomas Shelley of Aynor.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 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.

Daniel Alva ‘Dan’ Thompson
Daniel Alva “Dan” Thompson, 82, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at home with his loving wife Polly and family by his side.
Born on Jan. 15, 1933, in the small farming community of Bayboro in Horry County, he was the son of William Lafayette Thompson and Georgie Fowler Thompson.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Judy Schorr and Lary Allen.
At the age of 17, Mr. Thompson joined the army and fought on the front lines during the Korean War. After the war, he married and moved north to Flint, Mich., working for General Motors as a tool and die maker. Upon moving back south he worked on the construction of five nuclear power plants and worked as an electrician for 20 years. In his fourth decade, he moved to North Myrtle Beach and pursued general contracting, developing and real estate. He and Polly also ran a summer pontoon boat rental business from their back yard on the waterway. In addition, for over 50 years, he sold cars on the side and at one time had a car lot.
Mr. Thompson’s hobbies included flying his plane, boating, avid fishing from Alaska to the Keys, traveling by RV to 49 states and gardening. In his later years he had a large summer and winter vegetable garden that he dearly loved. He always found time for his children, grandchildren and entire extended family. He was always the strong one for so many and always there to listen and to help in any way he could.
Survivors include his wife, Polly; three children, Phillis Newman (Herb), Danny Thompson (Michelle) and Tresia Thompson; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, John L. Thompson; and three sisters; Cleo Casey, Mildred Thompson and Grace Anderson (James).
 A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River  with the Rev. Jim Mezick officiating.
Memorials may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America.
An online guest book is available at MyrtleBeachFuneralHome.com.
A very special thank you to his caregiver, Dawn Rawls, and to Beacon Hospice.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Concetta ‘Connie’ Viera
Concetta “Connie” Viera, 88, of Longs died on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Tidelands Community Hospice in Georgetown.
Born on Jan. 15, 1927, in New York City, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Hoffman Passaro.
Mrs. Viera is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert Viera; three daughters, Robin Burke, Karin Viera and Dara Gibson; six grandchildren, Jason, Shannon, Lauren, Ashley, Taylor and Julyia; and two great-grandchildren, Logan and Isabella.
A memorial service will be held on Satuday, Sept. 5, in East Northport, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Frasier St., Georgetown, S.C. 28449.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ralph Edward Wesinger Sr.
Ralph Edward Wesinger Sr., 83, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015.
He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Kathleen “Kay” Harrington Wesinger, on Dec. 18, 2011; and four brothers, James Wesinger, Charles Wesinger, Gene Wesinger and Lenard Wesinger.
Born on June 23, 1932, in Lexington, Mass., he was the eldest son of Charles and Audrey Ryan Wesinger.
Mr. Wesinger was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952 and served in Korea and honorably discharged in 1954 with the rank of SFC. He was a proud member of the 45th and 24th Infantry Divisions. He received his combat infantry badge.
Mr. Wesinger returned home to marry Kathleen in 1955 and joined the Concord Police Department in 1959. In Concord they raised three children. During his career with the Concord Police Department, he rose to the rank of Inspector and was Concord’s Safety Officer for many years. Following retirement, he and Kay traveled the country. In 1993, they moved to North Myrtle Beach.
Together, they enjoyed golfing, rock hounding, mining and square dancing, belonging to several dance clubs. During his years in Concord, he enjoyed building houses. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a former member of the Concord Rod and Gun Club. He will miss his friends and neighbors and his “Mass Group.” Most of all, he will miss riding his Harley. He took pleasure in the accomplishments of his grandchildren and bragged about their success.
He is survived by three children, Ralph (Skeeter) Wesinger Jr. and his fiancée, Ana Maria Ortega of Naples, Fla., Linda Wesinger of Lowell and Maureen Lewis and her husband William of Concord; three grandchildren, Alissa Wesinger of Philadelphia, Pa., Ralph “Nick” Wesinger III of Brunswick, Maine, and Caitlyn Lewis of Concord.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at Dee Funeral Home followed by a procession to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery where a graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Officers of the United States Army presented military honors, and officers/members of the Concord Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police served as honor guard.
Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, at the funeral home.
Concord’s Town Flag flew at half-staff on Saturday, Aug. 29, in recognition of Mr. Wesinger’s service to his country in the United States Army.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140.
Dee Funeral Home of Concord served the family.

Thomas J. Yanis
Thomas J. Yanis, 71, of Longs died on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at home with his loving wife, Paula.
Born on Aug. 20, 1944, in Schenectady, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Virginia Malone Yanis.
Mr. Yanis loved life, Blue Grass music and was a NASCAR fan. He played the banjo with the Sweet Cider Band for 30 years. He was a truck driver with Price Chopper Super Markets for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Paula Kipp Yanis; one daughter, Deanna Yanis Newman; and two grandchildren, Anna Newman and Ryan Newman.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date in New York.
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 AUGUST 27, 2015 EDITION
Dillon J. Barnhill
Dillon J. Barnhill, 79, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, with his wife Dorothy, Beth and Valerie Scrivens at his side.
Born on July 15, 1936, he was the son of Lafayette  J. “Jerome” Barnhill and Elease Lightsey Barnhill of the Maple section of Conway.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Elizabeth “Libby” Barnhill Anderson (Gene); one brother,  M. “Wayne” Barnhill; and his step-mother, Nancy Cox Barnhill.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Barnhill; and three daughters, Elizabeth Jean “Beth” (Kurt Scrivens), Tracie Diane (Roy Johnson) and Allison Elease (Jim Maple); and eight grandchildren, Trae Waller (Stephanie) (Tracie),   Alexandra Waller (Tracie), Lane Dupree (Allison), Brooke Scrivens (Beth), Thomas Johnson (Tracie), Landon Johnson (Tracie), Weston Johnson (Tracie) and Landen Maple (Allison); and one very special great-granddaughter, Emma Lea Waller.
After graduation from high school in Conway, Mr. Barnhill attended the University of South Carolina, then enlisted in the United States Navy. He was a former employee of the North Myrtle Beach branch of South Carolina National Bank.
He was the charter president of the North Myrtle Beach Rotary Club.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at Lee Funeral Home with the service immediately to follow in the chapel. The processional will then proceed to Hillcrest Cemetery on Highway 544 in Conway.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the North Myrtle Beach Rotary Club, P.O. Box 823, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597 or the Jewish Home Auxiliary, 2021 Winton Road S., Rochester, N.Y. 14618.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Elise Jackson Cooper
Elise Jackson Cooper, 82, of Loris passed away on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at her home following a sudden illness.
Born on Feb. 20, 1933, in Mullins, she was the daughter of the late Jack Jackson and the late Corrine Britt Jackson.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by five brothers, Harry B. Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Billy Jackson, John Jackson and Lonnie Jackson; and one sister, Pauline Jackson Altman.
Mrs. Cooper retired as a  seamstress but her true passion was working in her yard. She loved planting and caring for her flowers and just being outdoors.
Survivors include her husband, Buddy Cooper of the home; four sons, Ronald Cooper of Loris, Dexter Cooper of Columbia, Tommy Cooper of Maggie Valley, N.C., and Adam Cooper and his wife Sabrina of Aynor; one loving grandchild, Alexander Cooper; one loving great-grandchild, Keira Elise Cooper; two brothers, Jimmy L. Jackson and his wife Edith and Bobby Jackson, all of Mullins; and one sister, Jean Smith of Mullins.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services followed at Red Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Paul Rein Dekleine
Paul Rein Dekleine, 76, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015.
Born on Nov. 20, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Rein and Sophia L. Dekleine.
Mr. Dekleine graduated from Hampstead High School in 1956. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1956. He sailed all seven seas and was a part of the expedition of Antarctica with National Geographic on the ship USS Arneb. He was discharged in 1962 from the ship Mount McKinley.
Mr. Dekleine served as a Suffolk County Police Officer for 22 years and retired in January 1990. He was an avid bowler, scoring a 300 game in 1989 during the Police Olympics. He met Bunny, formerly of Johnson City, Tenn., in April 1989 and they were married in December 1989. They spent 25 years together singing and dancing around the world.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two step-sons, Kerry J. Kemp (Rene) and Kevin R. Kemp; one step-daughter, Kristy L. Foster (Tim); three brothers, Rein Dekleine (Doreen), Warren Dekleine (Sandy) and Kenneth Dekleine (Annie); nine grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Mercy Hospice, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ronald S. Galosky
Ronald S. Galosky, 65, of Little River, formerly of Oakdale, Pa., passed away on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Oct. 9, 1949, he was the son of the late Steve E. Galosky and Irene Hanzlik Galosky of Carnegie.
Mr. Galosky was retired from the Army Corps of Engineers and enjoyed classic cars, the Steelers and the Rolling Stones.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer Galosky of South Carolina; two children, Rhonda Lococo (Thomas) of Industry and Stephan Galosky (Shana) of Oakdale; and one brother, Kenneth Galosky of Carnegie.
Per his wishes, a memorial service will be announced 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 Aubrey ‘Skip’ Logan
James Aubrey “Skip” Logan, 69, of Little River died on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at his home.
Born on March 13, 1946, in Sumter, he was the son of the late Johnnie J. and Lois Jones Logan.
Mr. Logan was the owner of Skip’s Body Shop in North Myrtle Beach for over 40 years.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Patty Logan; three sons, Skip A. Logan, Butch Welch and Dakota Logan; two daughters, Melissa Logan and Kayla Logan; one brother, John R. Logan; and two grandchildren, Donovan McManus and Brianna Chandler.
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.

Margaret Smithwick Mullinax
Margaret Smithwick Mullinax, 88, of Charleston passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at the home of her children.
Born in 1927, she was the daughter of the late Henry Elbert and Mary Pearce Smithwick.
She was predeceased by one son, Bill Strickland; two sisters, Gladys Adams and Mary Page; and two brothers, Elbert Smithwick and David Smithwick.
A memorial service will be announced at a later time.

William Ray “Billy” Pope
William Ray “Billy” Pope, 80, of Angier, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015.
Born on Aug. 6, 1935, in Harnett County, he is the son of the late Paul and Nellie Hudson Pope.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Lynda Lou Jones; and one brother, W.P. Pope.
Mr. Pope was the founder of Pope’s Family Centers and True Value Stores and a real estate and property developer.
He was a 1955 graduate of Campbell College and a 1957 graduate of Bowling Green College in Bowling Green, Ky. A member of Memorial Baptist Church in Buies Creek, he served as a deacon as well as on many other committees. He was a distinguished alumnus and served on the Presidential Board of Advisors at Campbell University. A member of Angier Masonic Lodge No. 686, he helped establish the Triangle Bank and served on the Harnett County Forward Together Committee.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, in the Butler Chapel at Campbell University. Burial followed at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sybil Williams Gore Pope; one daughter, Lori Gore Fisher and her husband Powell of Angier; one son, Tom Gore and his wife Michele of Little River; four grandchildren, Katy Carpenter, Hugh Thomas Gore, Tristan Gore and Olivia Gore; two sisters, Dottie Pope and Barbara Ann Pope, both of Angier; one brother-in-law, J. P. Jones of Tabor City, N.C.; and one sister-in-law, Maude Pope of Wilson, N.C.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23, at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to Campbell University, Pope Scholarship Fund or to River of Life Baptist Church Building Fund, 8620 Ocean Hwy. W., Sunset Beach, N.C. 28468.
Condolences may be made to www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com.
Bryan-Lee Funeral Home of Angier served the family.

David M. Shaffer
David M. Shaffer, 84, of Longs went home to be with God on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, surrounded by his loving daughter, Pamela Shaffer, and his beloved partner, Catherine Steel.
Born on Jan. 16, 1931, in Williamsport, Pa., he was the son of the late David and Olive Shaffer.
He was predeceased by his devoted wife of over 50 years, Dee; and one brother, Robert.
Mr. Shaffer proudly joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.  Prior to retirement, he spent numerous years employed by Allyson Turbine Co., Indianapolis, Ind. He and his wife, Dee, moved to Longs where they lived 28 years. There he enjoyed his part-time job at Eagle Nest Golf Club and playing golf with many friends. He was an active member of VFW Post 10804 in Little River and the American Legion. He will be missed by all.
Survivors include two daughters, Pamela and Jackie; and one brother, Pete (Delores).
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to VFW Post 10804, 111 Hwy. 57 N., Little River, S.C. 29566 or the charity of your choice.
Inurnment will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach followed by a celebration of his life at the VFW Post 10804.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Inez Millsaps Thorpe
Inez Millsaps Thorpe, 86, of Shallotte, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19. 2015.
Born on Jan. 23, 1929, in Bryson City, N.C., she was the daughter of the late James and Lillie C. Millsaps.
She was predeceased by her husband, Luther; one daughter, Dorothy; six brothers; and five sisters.
Mrs. Thorpe was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include one daughter, Lora Penley; one step-son, Thomas L. Thorpe; one step-daughter, Mary Lou Thorpe; one brother, Cecil Millsaps; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the funeral services at 12 noon on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed 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.
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John A. Basile
John A. Basile, 86, of Longs died on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at Royal Cape Cod Rehab in Buzzard Bay, Mass., with his family by his side.
Born on July 2, 1929, in Bronxville, N.Y., he was the son of the late John A. and Antoinette Roberto Basile.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 51 years, Eleanor Basile.
Mr. Basile was a Korean War Army veteran, patriot, carpenter and exceptional lifelong athlete who enjoyed sports, family and life’s simple pleasures.
He is survived by his children, John A. Basile of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Jody Coluccini (Wayne) of South Salem, N.Y., and Cotuit, Mass.; one brother, Nelson Basile (Forsyth); and grandchildren, Isabella Basile, Peter Coluccini and Stephanie Coluccini-Broderick.
The family received friends from 10 a.m. until 12 noon on Monday, Aug. 17, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach followed by a mass of christian burial. Entombment was at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River following the mass.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to North Strand American Legion Post 186, 4285 Pine Drive, Little River, S.C. 29566 or The Elks, No. 2840, P.O. Box 521, Little River, S.C. 29566-0521.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Earl Martin ‘Sonny’ Cline Jr.
Earl Martin “Sonny” Cline Jr., 66, of Longs died on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on June 25, 1949, in Cabarrus County, N.C., he was the son of the late Earl M. and Darolene Sweatt Cline Sr.
He was predeceased by one grandson, Oliver Daniel Cline.
Mr. Cline was a member of Living Water Baptist Church in Longs.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Becky Hilton Cline; two sons, Christopher Cline (Julie) and Joshua Cline (Emilee); two sisters, Kathy Allman and Vickie Weant; one grandson, Abel Tucker Cline; and three step-grandchildren, Jill Coble, Tripp Coble and Claire Coble.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, at Living Water Baptist Church. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
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 served the family.

John Wills Griggs Jr.
John Wills Griggs Jr., 67, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015.
Born on May 16, 1948, he was the son of the late John Wills Sr. and Verna Matheson Griggs.
Mr. Griggs recently retired from State Farm Insurance in North Myrtle Beach. He garnered many State Farm awards during his career, which began in 1987, including President’s Club, Chairman’s Council and Golden Triangle. He was a member of the Little River Chamber of Commerce and served as a past Board Chairman.
Mr. Griggs was a member of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and served on the Chamber Foundation Board. He served on the Design Review Board and the Insurance Board at Tidewater Plantation. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach. He was a retired LTC of the U.S. Army Reserve.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Stone Griggs; one brother, Carson Matheson Griggs (Tony); and two sons, John III and Benjamin; one daughter-in-law, former Sylvia Potter; and two grandsons, Potter and McCravy (Mac).
Visitation was held at the Tidewater Plantation Amenity Center in North Myrtle Beach from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
A second visitation was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Faith Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall in Cheraw.
Funeral services followed at 2 p.m.
Burial with military honors followed at Old St. David’s Cemetery in Cheraw.
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Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw served the family.

David J. ‘Dave’ Hertrich
David J. “Dave” Hertrich, 67, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015.
Born on Aug. 18, 1947, in Lawrence, Mass., he was the son of the late John and Mary Hertrich.
A well-loved only child, Dave grew up in picturesque New England and developed a lifelong love of golf by working as a caddy in his youth. As a teenager he discovered he also had a talent for playing pool and often made money on weekends by hustling in the taverns of Lawrence. After graduating from Lawrence High School, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Norris.
Dave was an engineer with Digital Corp for two decades before semi-retiring to North Myrtle Beach in 1994. Outside of the corporate world he racked up a colorful resume including work as a bartender, cab driver, photographer, candle maker and bookie. He played golf regularly for many years and was a top player in a local pool league.
He is survived by his daughter, Dawn Erin Hertrich of Austin, Texas; and his lifetime companion Barbara Brittain of North Myrtle Beach, whom Dave called “his Prom Queen”.
The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, at Lee Funeral Home followed by a memorial service at 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

John Porter Isenberg
John Porter Isenberg of North Myrtle Beach was born and passed away on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015.
A private funeral services for him, the infant son of Ian Christopher and Allison Kennington Isenberg, was held on Friday, Aug. 14, at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach with Dr. Wayne Brown and the Rev. Johnny Andrews officiating. Burial followed at the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Pageland.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Johnny and Jonie Isenberg of Wadesboro, N.C.; his maternal grandparents, Porter and Pam Kennington of Longs; his uncle and aunt Kevin and Jennifer Kennington; and his cousin Bryce Cooper Kennington, all of Gainesville, Fla.
The family received friends from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the home of Porter and Pam Kennington in Longs.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, 200 Hwy. 17 S., 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.

A. Francis ‘Frank’ Reynolds
A. Francis “Frank” Reynolds, 80, of Longs died on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 22, 1935, in Unionville, Penn., he was the son of the late Adolphus and Ruth Squire Reynolds.
He was predeceased by one brother, Herbert Reynolds.
Frank and Georgia moved to Myrtle Beach in 1994 and he was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Georgia Ridenour Reynolds; two sons, Matthew Reynolds (Lisa) and Shawn Reynolds; one daughter, Cynthia Wells (Glenn); one brother, Howard Reynolds (Peggy); one sister, Adele Geesey; eight grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Frank.
The family received friends from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Lee Funeral Home with funeral services in the funeral home chapel at 10:30 a.m. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 100, Chamberlain, SD 57325.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

James Lennon ‘Doodle’ Sanderson
James Lennon “Doodle” Sanderson, 49, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at his home following a sudden illness.
Born on Sept. 29, 1965, in Loris, he was the son of James Hoyt Sanderson and Amanda McDowell Sanderson of Loris.
Mr. Sanderson was a carpenter and a Baptist.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his fiancé, Jean Reeves of the home; one brother, David Sanderson and his wife Rachel of Loris; one sister, Angie S. Poe and her husband Chris of Loris; and two nephews, Chris Cooper and Jarad Johnson, both of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services followed at Holly Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Minnie Lee Temples Strickland
Minnie Lee Temples Strickland, 87, of Little River died on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at home surrounded by her family.
She was born on Aug. 2, 1928, to Mattie and Clarence Temples in Aiken.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, William Sumter “Bill” Strickland Jr.; one beloved son, Ricky Strickland; one grandson, Brannen Bryan; two siblings, Homer Temples and Joyce Temples; one niece, Pam Temples; and one nephew, Jack Strickland.
Mrs. Strickland was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She leaves a legacy of hard work and service to others.  She is the former owner/operator of several businesses including the North Myrtle Beach Bowling Center, Crescent Inn and Hitching Post Restaurant. She lived her life as an example to always see the best in everyone.
Survivors include her children, Cindy and Bryan Reynolds, Sump and Punkin Strickland and Ann and Bill Bryan; grandchildren, Tanner Reynolds, Jarrott Strickland, Will Strickland and Brandi, Amber and Andy Gall, Brad Bryan, Brooks and Kim Bryan, Brendan and Amber Reynolds and Pam and Pablo Galvan; nieces and nephews, Homer Temples, Joyce Lucas, Wayne Temples, Don Temples, Chris Strickland and Sandra Phillips; 13 great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Carla Strickland; and the hundreds of people who she was Aunt Minnie to, that she loved and cared for throughout her beautiful life.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, with the Rev. Shane Phillips officiating at Lee Funeral Home.  Visitation was held for two hours prior to the service. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
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 & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM AUGUST 13, 2015 EDITION
James Kay ‘Bud’ Braddock
James Kay “Bud” Braddock, 64, passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, after an illness.
Born in Marion County, on Feb. 27, 1951, he was the son of Frank H. Braddock and Thelma C. Braddock.
He is survived by two sisters, Janie B. Gore and her husband Tony A. Gore of Loris and Linda Moore and her husband Benjamin Moore of Longs; three nieces, Melanie Moore, Tammy Ward and Misti Braddock; three nephews, Frankie B. Gore, Bart L. Gore and Bob Braddock.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. at the graveside at Holly Hill Cemetery at Holly Hill Road in Loris.
Grand Strand Funeral Home and Crematory of Myrtle Beach and Goldfinch Funeral Home of Loris is assisting the family.
The family asks and thanks everyone for their prayers during this time of grief.

Nadine Topmiller Gonzalez
Nadine Topmiller Gonzalez, 77, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on Sept. 17, 1937, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Earl Topmiller and the late Bertha Clifton Topmiller.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one son, Donald Earl Bell; and one brother, Earl Richard Topmiller.
Mrs. Gonzalez was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include four daughters, Jamie Lara and her husband Rigo of Conway, Cindy Capoverde of Boca Raton, Fla., Kathy Gonzalez of Tampa, Fla., and Jackie Kennedy and her husband Howard of Houston, Texas; one son, Terry Snow of North Carolina; 11 loving grandchildren, Steven and his wife Liza, Teia, Mika, Courtney and her husband Michael, Shannon and her husband James, Amanda, Gina, Laura, Camila, Seth and Collin; three great-grandchildren, Elijah, Aiden and Saniyah; one brother, Elbert Topmiller of Old Town, Fla.; and one sister, Ruth Nelly and her husband Floyd of Old Town.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robbin King 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.

Nancy Lynn Powell
Nancy Lynn Powell, 62, of Loris went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015.
Born on May 31, 1953, in Mullins, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Jane S. Collins.
Mrs. Powell was a longtime member of Dogwood Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Eddie P. Powell of Loris; one daughter, Mandy P. Stanley and her husband the Rev. Christopher E. Stanley of Whiteville, N.C.; one son, the Rev. Kyle Powell and his wife Mindy S. Powell of Loris; four grandchildren, Clay Stanley, Abbey Stanley, Dylan Powell and Riley Powell; two brothers, Johnny Collins and his wife Wanda and Dale Collins and his wife Robyn, all of Galivants Ferry; two sisters, Lois Rohrer and her husband Glenn of Pace, Fla., and Joyce Blanton and her husband Arana of Loris; and her grandmother, Lillie Strickland Ray of Loris.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Dogwood Hill Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Dogwood Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Floyd and the Rev. Kyle Powell officiating. Burial followed in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 128A Professional Park Drive, Conway, S.C. 29526 or Dogwood Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1040 Mt. Zion Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Verna Mae Floyd Prince
Verna Mae Floyd Prince, 84, of Loris passed away on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at her daughter’s home following an illness.
Born on Aug. 15, 1930, in Loris, she was the daughter of Thomas Floyd Sr. and Lena Floyd.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Joseph Leo Prince; four brothers, Bobby Lee Floyd, Dayton Floyd, Thomas Floyd Jr. and Braxton Floyd; and one sister, Sally Louise Floyd Todd.
Mrs. Prince was a homemaker and a member of Green Sea Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Gayle Spivey and her husband Donald of Palm Coast, Fla., Faye Dorman and her husband Larry of Loris and Sue Tanner and her husband Chris of Little River; one son, Buddy Prince and his wife Marsha of Fort Mill; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Green Sea Baptist Church with Pastor Roger Black officiating. Committal services followed at Antioch Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Green Sea Baptist Church, P.O. Box 125, Green Sea, S.C. 29545.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Joyce Quick
Joyce Quick, 87, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015.
Born on Nov. 15, 1927, in Robeson County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Rembert and Julia Hardin Townsend.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jimmy Howard Quick.
Mrs. Quick was a member of Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Loris and was a former cosmetologist and owner of Joyce’s Beauty Shop in Loris.
Survivors include three children, Ellen Quick Watts and her husband Houston of Tabor City, N.C., Cathy Prince and her husband Wilton of Loris and Larry Quick and his wife Debbie of Florence; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bill Townsend and his wife Betty of St. Pauls, N.C.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Slomka officiating. Burial followed in Florence Memorial Gardens at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Slomka and the Rev. Jim Crooks officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, 246 Springfield Church Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

DJ Sarvis
DJ Sarvis, 29, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015.
Born on Jan. 28, 1986, in Loris, he was the son of Danny and Connie Branton Sarvis.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Johnny and Linda Branton; and his paternal grandfather, Donald Sarvis.
Mr. Sarvis graduated from Loris High School in 2004 and was a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church. He was a Boy Scout, Troop 822 Eagle Scout.
In addition to his parents of Loris survivors include his fiancé, Sherry Reynolds of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Cory Sarvis and Matthew Sarvis, both of Loris; one sister, Christy Colvin and her husband Billy of Conway; one niece, Ava Colvin of Conway; one nephew, William Colvin of Conway; his paternal grandmother, Trudy Sarvis of Loris; and a special cousin, Lizzie Sarvis of Loris.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Scott Seckman officiating.  Burial followed at Cane Branch Baptist Church Cemetery in Loris.
Memorials may be sent to Gideons International, Loris Camp, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Darwin D. Thomas
Darwin D. Thomas, 81, of Longs passed away on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015.
Born on Nov. 27, 1933, in Edmore, Mich., he was the son of the late Leo and Anita Russell Thomas.
Mr. Thomas was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Margaret Thomas; seven children, Bruce, Steven, Kevin, Nichole, Joseph, Serena and John; three brothers, Baisle, Duane and Bobby; three sisters, Marlene, Norene and Katherine; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
No services are scheduled at this time.
A guest book is available at www. lfhomeandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ella Pearle Willard
Ella Pearle Willard, 95, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga.
Born on Oct. 24, 1919, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin “Haskell” and Julia Parker Todd.
She was predeceased by her husband, L.D. Willard; three sons, Dale Willard, Wylie Willard and Barry Willard; two brothers, Clayton Todd and William Todd; three sisters, Oneida Martin, Laureen Dusenbury and Marjorie Holt.
Mrs. Willard is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Scott of North Myrtle Beach and Wendy Finley of Easley; one brother, B.H. Todd; one sister, Mary Nell Thompson; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug., 11, at Lee Funeral Home followed by a private graveside service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wampee United Methodist Church, 9911 Hwy. 90, 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.
OBITUARIES FROM AUGUST 6, 2015 EDITION
Betty Jo Edge
Betty Jo Edge, 79, of Calabash, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, peacefully at home surrounded by her family and friends after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.
Born on April 4, 1936, in Brunswick County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Adrian Dozier Long and Vera McLamb Long Hinson
She was predeceased by one granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Sidelinger.
Mrs. Edge was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Jennings Dozier Edge of the home; two children, Gary Edge and his wife Debbie of Durham, N.C., and Adrianna Edge Sidelinger and her husband Michael of Shallotte, N.C.; one sister, Myrtle Lee Trest of Calabash; four grandchildren who were her pride and joy, Anna Edge of Nashville, Tenn., Melanie Edge of Charlotte, N.C., Rebecca Sidelinger of Raleigh, N.C., Lauren Sidelinger of Shallotte; and one nephew, Roy D. Trest and his wife Donna of Calabash; and many extended family members.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte with the Rev. Richard Vaughan and Chaplain Charles Fox officiating.
Interment followed in the McLamb-Anderson Cemetery at Hickman’s Crossroads, N.C.
The family received family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 31, at White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte Chapel, and other times at their residence.
Pallbearers were Ben Edge, Chris Edge, Stuart Edge, Kenny Stevens, Bill Twigg and Keith Smith.
Online condolences may be sent to www.shallottefunerals.com.
The family would like to thank Perlene and Buddy Stanley for their love and support.
White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte Chapel, served the family.

Lonnie ‘Rock’ Roscoe Gasque Sr.
Lonnie “Rock” Roscoe Gasque Sr., 62, of Conway passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on Oct. 27, 1952, in Conway, he was the son of the late Ernest Gasque and the late Blanch Poston Gasque.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Jerry Gasque.
Mr. Gasque owned Gasque Automotive where he worked as a mechanic. His true passion was racing. He owned numerous racecars throughout his life with the number 17.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Jean Gasque of the home; one son, Lonnie Roscoe Gasque II and his wife Megan of Loris; two daughters, Melinda King and her husband L.D. of Loris and Julie Hardee of Charleston; five loving grandchildren, Ashley, Leon, Austin, Chassis and Lonnie III; one loving great-grandchild, Liam; one brother, Lonzo Gasque and his wife Sharon of High Point, N.C.; and one brother-in-law, Buddy Floyd Sr. and his wife Debbie of Conway.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ross Altman and the Rev. Buddy Floyd officiating. Committal services were private. Visitation was held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Cynthia D. Hays
Cynthia D. Hays, 67, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Feb. 23, 1948, in Knoxville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Milton and Josephine Underwood Massengill.
She is survived by two daughters, Michelle Risafi and Rebecca Horner; one grandson, Thomas Hays Horner; three brothers; one sister; several nieces and nephews; and many beloved friends.
A celebration of her life was held at 12 noon on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Plantation Pancake House 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.

Sterling E. Hinson
Sterling E. Hinson, 70, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.
Born on Jan. 2, 1945, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of the late Daniel Hinson and the late Stella Hardee Hinson.
He was predeceased by one sister, Ruby Foley; and five brothers, Liston Hinson, Vernon Hinson, Willie Hinson, Lloyd “Dick” Hinson and Paul Hinson.
Mr. Hinson was the former owner of the Tabor City Shoe Shop in Tabor City and enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include one son, Woody Hinson (Christy Ward) of Tabor City; one daughter, Kimberly Hinson (Reynolds Watson Jr.) of Green Sea; five grandchildren, Megan, Madison, Zackary, Chloe and Reynolds III; three sisters, Lois Cartrette of Chadbourn, N.C., Carlene Blount of Loris and Linda Livingston of Tabor City; and one brother, Wayne Hinson of Thomasville, N.C.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City with the Rev. Randy Ghent and the Rev. Bobby Cartrette officiating. The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at the cemetery and other times at the home of Kimberly Hinson.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Regency Hospice, 600 Garden City Connector, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

June Carol Cox Knight
June Carol Cox Knight, 78, of Loris passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Anderson Oaks Assisted Living Center in Conway following an illness.
Born on March 27, 1937, in Tabor City, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Hazelton Cox and the late Bertha Milligan Cox.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert “Bob” Jennings Knight Jr.; one step-daughter, Adrianna Knight McKenzie; one granddaughter, Callie McKenzie; and her sister, Muriel Cox.
Mrs. Knight retired as a bookkeeper for Horry County Schools. She enjoyed working with jewelry and was a longtime active member of Loris First United Methodist Church in Loris.
Survivors include one son, Douglas Shane Knight of Loris; one daughter, Cara Michelle Knight and partner, Janet of Tampa, Fla.; one step-son, Robert “Bobby” Jennings Knight III and his wife Sue of Tampa; five grandchildren, Charles McKenzie and his wife Robin, Alison Conley and her husband Brendan, Beau Knight and his wife Leigh and Victoria and Reid Knight; two great-grandchildren, Quint Knight and Beatrice Knight; one brother, Winston Cox and his wife Willa Mae of Conway; one sister, Pat Brown of Kernersville, N.C.; and one stepson-in-law, Don McKenzie, of Wellington, Fla.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 31, at Loris First United Methodist Church in Loris with Pastor Grady Corder officiating. Committal services followed at the Norris Family Cemetery in Tabor City. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Loris First United Methodist Church, 3507 Broad St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Nancy E. Leone
Nancy E. Leone, 71, of Little River died on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at home with her husband by her side.
Born on April 1, 1944, in Helena, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Wilber and Ethel Layne.
She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Samuel P. Leone; one son, Wayne Faulkner of Jackson, Tenn.; one daughter, Linda Martinez of Bryant, Ark.; one step-daughter, Christine Circello of Burlington, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 1500 Main St., Conway, S.C. 29526.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Mirian Eileen Lewis
Mirian Eileen Lewis, 93, of Florence passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015.
Born in Dillon, she was the daughter of the late Julius Lane Ammons and Addie Bertie Surls Ammons.
Surviving are one son, Lane Andrew (Wanda Sue) Lewis of Hartsville; one daughter, Vivian Eileen Dabbs of Clemmons, N.C.; three grandchildren, Julia Ann (Steece) Hayes, Jennifer Alaine (Will) Coble and James Lewis (Emilie) Dabbs; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, at Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home Chapel. A private burial followed at Mount Hope Cemetery.
The family received friends immediately following the service at the funeral home until 5 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, Youth Fund, 410 6th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, Memorial Garden Fund, 410 6th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Sign the tribute wall for Mrs. Lewis at the obit section of www.stoudenmiredowling.com.
Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home of Florence served the family.

Margaret Louise Prince Marlowe
Margaret Louise Prince Marlowe, 71, of Loris passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on May 1, 1944, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Ransom Mannie Prince Sr. and the late Annie Elizabeth Tyler Prince.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Junior Alford Fowler; her second husband, Kenneth Marlowe; two sisters, Dorris P. Johnson and Pauline Fowler; and two brothers, Ransom M. Prince Jr. and Lavern Prince.
Mrs. Marlowe retired as kitchen manager at KFC in North Myrtle Beach. She was a Christian.
Survivors include two sons, Van C. “Joshua” Simmons Jr. and Albert Fowler and his wife Kathy; five loving grandchildren, Kim Allen, Tammy Lynn Simmons, Joshua Andrew Tompkins and Kayla and Austin Fowler; six sisters, Mary Ellen Prince, Edith Faye Huggins and her husband Tommy, Anne Welch, Virgie Willis, Evonia Smith and her husband Hoyt and Dollie Session; one brother, Collie Prince and his wife Billie; and her special caregiver, Jinnie Adams.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Williams officiating. Committal services followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 27, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Nanette Lewis Milligan Marlowe
Nanette Lewis Milligan Marlowe, 94, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on April 19, 1921, in Loris, she was a daughter of Olin Lewis and Viola Turner Lewis.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Thelbert J. Milligan; her second husband, Arthur M. Marlowe; seven brothers, Carl Lewis, Austin Lewis, Herbert Lewis, Marvin Lewis, Edwin Lewis, Blake Lewis and Jack Lewis; and three sisters, Leila Nichols, Lucille Craven and Mary Kate Lewis.
Mrs. Marlowe was the first female independent insurance agent in the state of South Carolina and worked as the bookkeeper for 50 years with Hardwick Insurance Agency. She was a member of the Chicora Chapter of Colonial Dames XVII Century and the Peter Horry Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of The American Revolution. She was a longtime and active member of Loris First United Methodist Church where she served as treasurer for over 30 years.
Survivors include one daughter, Alice M. Marlowe and her husband John of Loris; two sons, Lewis Milligan and his wife Arlene of Columbia and Thelbert J. “Mickey” Milligan and his wife Linda of Lilburn, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Michaele Milligan Cook and her husband Carter, Lisa Milligan, Steven Milligan and his wife Carrie, Martha Milligan Hart and her husband Donald, Zachary Milligan, Austin Milligan, Jennifer Marlowe Estes and her husband Willie and Gregory Marlowe and his wife Melena; 10 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Sarah Johnson of Fairfax, Va.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Loris First United Methodist Church with Pastor Grady Corder and the Rev. Carl Harris officiating. The family received friends immediately following the service at the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Loris First United Methodist Church, 3507 Broad St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Margaret Sarah McLaughlin
Margaret Sarah McLaughlin, 79, of Little River since 1997 passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at her family’s home in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Born on April 9, 1936, in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (McDonnell) Smyth.
She was predeceased by one daughter, Gean; and two sisters, Brenda and Virginia.
Formerly a resident of East Fishkill, N.Y., she was employed by the town of East Fishkill for 24 years in the building department.
Mrs. McLaughlin left an imprint on every life she touched. When she conversed with you, she listened. When she heard your message, she cared. When she had the ability, she made a difference. And if she couldn’t, she made sure you were on her prayer list every night. She was as beautiful on the inside as she was elegant on the outside. Her beautiful blue eyes were only a glimpse of how powerful her soul was. May her imprints bless all those she has encountered.
On Jan. 12, 1957, at St. John’s Church in the Bronx, she married her best friend and love of her life, Denis McLaughlin.
In addition to her loving husband of 59 years survivors include three children, Denis McLaughlin of Huntington Beach, Calif., Brenda Fogarty of Poughkeepsie and Suzanne Lovetree of Shokan, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Patricia O’Neil of Warwick, N.Y.; one brother, Michael Smyth of Maryland; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A mass of christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, at St. Denis Church at 602 Beekman Road in Hopewell Junction, N.Y., followed by interment in St. Denis Cemetery.
Donations may be made in her memory to Sparrow’s Nest (sparrowsnestcharity.org).
For driving directions, online condolences or memorial donations visit her book of memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.
McHoul Funeral Home of Hopewell Junction is serving the family.

Virginia Edith Meyer
Virginia Edith Meyer, 98, of Little River passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Agape Hospice in Conway.
Born on Dec. 2, 1916, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of Raymond Sr. and Edith Isabella Cantwell.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Meyer; and three brothers, Raymond Cantwell Jr., Eugene Cantwell and Roger Cantwell.
Mrs. Meyer lived a full and wonderful life growing up in Blauvelt, N.Y., marrying and raising children in Tappan, N.Y. In later years, she retired with her husband Ernest to Boynton Beach, Fla., where she learned the love of golf and continued that love upon moving to Little River and until she was 88 years-old.
Survivors include one son, Roland Meyer and his wife Nancy of Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Marsha Meyer of Rhode Island and Wendy Derven and her husband Ken of New York; six loving grandchildren, Ken, Loren, Jessie, Myles, Heidi and Lief; seven great-grandchildren, Kristen, Ryan, Kelly, Harry, Frank, Rana and Archer.
The family will have a private burial service in New York at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Agape Foundation, 1624 Main St., Columbia, S.C. 29203.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Sherri Ann Pike
Sherri Ann Pike, 50, of Loris died on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
Born on Aug. 6, 1964, she was the daughter of Betty A. Raniand and the late Alfred H. Weeks.
Mrs. Pike was a certified medical transcriptionist.
Surviving are her husband of 31 years, Jerry Pike; two sisters, Debbie Weeks and Dawn Weeks; one brother, Gary Weeks; three beloved children, Kristin Weeks, Ashley Lowenberg and Jerry Pike and his wife Jenna; one grandson, Harrison Pike; and her loving dogs, Bubba, Lucy and Bentley.
Services will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Horry County Animal Shelter, 3241 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
The Tennant Funeral Home of Hundred, W.V., is serving the family.

Roy Wilson Stowe
Roy Wilson Stowe, 95, of Salisbury, N.C., passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015.
Born on Sept. 2, 1919, in Rankin Heights, Belmont, N.C., he was the son of the late Jasper Pinkney Stowe and the late Minnie Matilda Stowe Faires.
He was predeceased by his youngest daughter, Sharon Lucas in 2006.
Mr. Stowe married Hilda Hope Moose in 1939. She died on April 4, 1989, just after they celebrated 50 years of marriage.
He cherished his favorite companion, his dog, “Buddy.”
Mr. Stowe fought bravely and honorably during World War II. He was awarded two bronze stars for his service in combat and numerous other awards, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was a member of the Greatest Generation.
In 1946 the family moved from Belmont to Salisbury where he worked for Salisbury Engravers until his retirement. He was a talented artist and photographer and developed his black and white and sepia prints in his studio at home. He always said “these photos will last forever, but colored ones won’t.” He was a self-taught guitarist and was interviewed by Arthur Smith on television. He loved reading and watching American Legion baseball and football.
Survivors include one son, Phil Stowe of Salisbury; one daughter, Becky Stowe of North Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren, Donnie Stowe of Concord, N.C., Elisha R. Sabido of Cornelius, N.C., Susan R. Lolley of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Steven Stowe of Salisbury; four great-grandchildren; and a very special family friend, Rebecca Edwards.
The family received friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, at Summersett Funeral Home in Salisbury.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, at the Old Historic Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury with the Rev. Michael Oney officiating, pastor of Southside Church of God,  China Grove and military honors were conducted by the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard.
Online condolences may be made to www.summersettfuneralhome.com.
Summersett Funeral Home of Salisbury served the family.