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Obituaries

OBITUARIES FROM AUGUST 25, 2016 EDITION

Evelyn Canady Buck
Evelyn Canady Buck, 83, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at her home.
Born on March 16, 1933, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Major Donnie Canady and Mary Jane Long Canady.
In addition to her parents,  she was predeceased by her husband, Guy Walden Buck; two brothers, Major Canady and Hubert Canady; one sister, Bernice Lovette; and one granddaughter, Jessica Fowler.
She is survived by one son, Anthony Buck (Theresa) of Tabor City; two daughters, Nell Fowler (Tim) and Judy Nealey (Billy), both of Tabor City; one brother, Ray Canady of Tabor City; three sisters, Betty Williamson of Green Sea, Linda Long of Whiteville, N.C., and Lula Mae Causey of Shallotte, N.C.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Gores Chapel Baptist Church in Nakina, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Gores Chapel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Long Cemetery in Nakina.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Joey Robert Floyd
Joey Robert Floyd, 62, of Loris passed away on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on Dec. 8, 1953, in Loris, he was the son of the late Grover Robert Floyd and the late Gracie Lee Gore Floyd.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Cerian Susan Watts.
Mr. Floyd worked as a land surveyor with Jack Davis for many years. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph “J.D.” Floyd and his wife Becky of Loris and John Floyd and his wife Hope of Tabor City, N.C.; five loving grandchildren, Landon Drake Hewett and Jaelyn Hewett, both of Tabor City, and Haley Floyd of Conway, and J. Brayden Floyd and Shyla-Ann Floyd, both of Loris; and two special friends, Jason Causey and W.J. Grainger.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Diane Branton’s home on Apple Valley Road in Loris.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Leslie Wade Fondren
Leslie Wade Fondren, 63, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Feb. 4, 1953, in Elizabethton, Tenn., he was the son of the late Harry and Edith Earhart Fondren.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Roger Neal Fondren.
Mr. Fondren was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a retired fire marshal with the city of North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Joyce “Cookie” Bogle; two daughters, Shawn Speedling (Tony) and Hope Fondren-Restauro (Amanda); one son, Chuck Dalton; one brother, Jerry Fondren; and three grandchildren, Caitlin, Anthony and Hannah.
Born and raised in Elizabethton, Leslie attended Elizabethton High School where he played drums in the high school band and Cyclones Marching band, a skill his father taught him at a young age. He left high school before the age of 18, with the permission of his parents, to join the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in Orlando, Fla., where he served his terms as a Boatswain Mate. After his time in the service he returned home to Elizabethton where he met the love of his life, Cookie Bogle, while working at Bassett’s Dairy Bar and Restaurant, his family’s business.
In October 1971 he was the victim of a terrible motorcycle accident that nearly took his life. After recovering, he and Cookie eloped to Myrtle Beach and were married on April 5, 1972.
Leslie joined the North Myrtle Beach Fire Department and volunteered for the North Myrtle Beach Rescue Squad in 1973. About a year after joining the fire department he was promoted to lieutenant, earned his paramedics certification and was ultimately promoted to captain before accepting the position as the city of North Myrtle Beach’s first fire marshall. He wrote and developed most of the city and state fire codes. He helped organize the Horry County Fire Chief’s Association and served as its first president. Leslie was also the State Arson Investigator during his time as fire marshall. He was a pioneer in fire safety and prevention by implementing modern fire safety codes, specifically in high rise sprinkler systems.
Leslie received his high school diploma from North Myrtle Beach High School in 1978. Then continued on to receive numerous certifications and degrees, including his master’s in Fire Science and continued education up to his passing.
Ten years after they married, Leslie and Cookie, who were told they could never have children, welcomed a baby girl they named Lesley Shawn, after Leslie. Four years later they were equally surprised and blessed with another baby girl, Lindsey Hope. Proof to Leslie that God answers all prayers in good time leaving us with hope for the future. Leslie was even more involved with his children’s lives as he was with the fire department, rescue squad and his church. He was his girl’s Sunday school teacher, softball coach, dance dad, pageant supporter, swim instructor, teacher and mentor. His girls were his life.
Leslie retired from the North Myrtle Beach Fire Department in 1996. He started his own inspection consultant company where he continued his passion of fire safety. In his retirement he enjoyed a whole new career in theatre. He started off by assisting the local high school with set construction, and later loaned his skills and talents to the Theater of the Republic in Conway. There he did it all; built sets, ran shows as the backstage manager and loaned his incredible vocal talents to characters such as Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and the deep voiced dancing sailor in South Pacific.
Among all his talents and passions Leslie loved most of all his grandchildren. Caitlin (16), Anthony (7) and Hannah (4). There was never a more dedicated grandfather.
Raised with a deep faith for God and Jesus Christ and having served Jesus for many years in his church, Leslie passed knowing he would meet his Lord and all the loved ones gone before him in heaven.
A memorial service was held at Risen Christ Lutheran Church in the Briarcliffe Acres section of Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Horry County Firefighter’s Relief Fund.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Katalin Rabi Hajba
Katalin Rabi Hajba, 84, of Loris passed away on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at her home following an illness.
Born on Dec. 10, 1931, in Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary, she was the daughter of the late Joszef Rabi and the late Elizabeth Schwartz Rabi.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Paul Hajba Sr.; one daughter, Katalin Hajba Rydzewski; and one granddaughter, Tina Hajba.
Mrs. Hajba was a homemaker and a Catholic.
Survivors include her three sons, Paul Hajba Jr. and his wife Stephanie and Jozef “Joe” Hajba and his wife Christine, all of Loris, and Stephen Hajba and his wife Laura of Conway; 10 loving grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jeremy Todd officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

James Tilmon Hilburn
James Tilmon Hilburn, 93, of Conway died on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at the Conway Manor.
Born on May 2, 1923, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Samuel and Jenny Sue Cartrette Hilburn.
He was predeceased by his wife, Lessie Velma Hilburn; two brothers, Vester Lee and Carl Lee; four sisters, Earleen Small, Irene Johnson, Cordelia Faulk and Jenny Lee Westmoreland.
Mr. Hilburn was a retired farmer. He was employed with Waccatee Zoo for many years. The family would like to thank Dani and Jessica with Embrace Hospice, the staff of Conway Manor third and fourth nurses stations for their wonderful care and also Alethia Frazier for 16 years of service as his long term aide.
Survivors include three sons, JV Hilburn (June), Sammy Hilburn (Bonny) and Kenney Hilburn (Shirley), all of Loris; two daughters, Peggy Martin (Pete) of Conway and Carol Anderson (Harold) of Aynor; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway with the Rev. Jeremy Todd officiating.
Visitation followed at the graveside.
Memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, Inc., P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Ida Pearl Todd Hursey
Ida Pearl Todd Hursey, 79, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on May 26, 1937, in Green Sea, she was the daughter of the late Morgan Council Todd and the late Ida Elizabeth Hardee Todd.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Lindsey Alex “Junior” Hursey Jr.; three brothers, William McKenzie Todd, Morgan “Bud” C. Todd Jr. and Johnny Leroy Todd; and one sister, Alice Inez Mincey.
Mrs. Hursey was a homemaker and longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church in Loris. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all.
Survivors include one son, Wade Hursey and his wife Rita of Loris; three daughters, Brenda Gail Hardee and her husband Carlton, Diane Hursey and Judy Lynn Bellamy, all of Loris; two grandsons, Robert Wayne Batchelor and Timmy Perritt, both of Loris, whom she raised as her own; one brother, Larry Dale Todd and his wife Roberta of Nichols; one sister, Carrie Mae Suggs of Loganville, Ga.; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Trinity Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Ghent officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 5330 Broad St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Mary Ann Woods McKenzie
Mary Ann Woods McKenzie, 68, of Cary, N.C., died on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.
Born on Oct. 31, 1947, in Texas, she was the daughter of the late Limmie Berkley Woods and Mary Annelle Richardson Woods.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Gary D. McKenzie, formerly of Loris; one daughter, Amy Chevaun Pettenger; one son, David Douglas McKenzie; two sisters, Jo Nell Woods Lamar and Kay Lynn Woods Richardson; two brothers, James Berkley Woods and Thomas Michael Woods; and five grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the First Baptist Church of Garner, N.C.
Burial was held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Garner, Building Fund, 601 St. Marys St., Garner, N.C. 27529.
You may send condolences at bryan-leefuneralhome.com.
Bryan-Lee Funeral Home of Garner served the family.

Peter Walter Perog
Peter Walter Perog, 78, of Little River died peacefully on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in his sleep from a short-term illness surrounded by his children.
Born on April 15, 1938, in Yonkers, N.Y., he was the son of the late Walter Julius and Olga Bybel Perog.
Mr. Perog was born unexpectedly after his twin brother, Walter Jr.’s birth. He was a caring, funny, bright individual with a love for his family. He had an easy smile, a contagious laugh and will be missed by many. He graduated from Bogota High School and Wilkes University in 1960 where he lettered in soccer and initiated the first college golf team.
Mr. Perog served in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to working as senior accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, manager of the Import/Export Division of General Foods International and controller of Great Gorge Ski Resort. After 20 years of owning his CPA practice in Sparta, N.J., he retired in 1996 to Little River and spent time at his penthouse in Atlantic City, N.J.
Mr. Perog was an avid golfer and boater. He was a member of the Lake Mohawk Golf Club in Sparta, the Grand Strand Association in Myrtle Beach, the Myrtle Beach Corvette Club, OD Shag Club and Coastal Ski & Outing Club. He enjoyed traveling and loved the ambience of South Carolina living.
He is survived by his twin brother Walter and his wife Diana of Ridgewood, N.J.; his children, Douglas Perog of Westbrook, Maine, and Carolyn Leigh of Cambridge, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, located on Business Highway 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, with Evangelist Beaver Greenway officiating.  Burial will follow at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Long Bay Symphony, 1107 48th Ave. N., Suite 310-E, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577; Wilkes University, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, where Mr. Perog has made legacy gifts, the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502; or Heartland Hospice, 2411 N. Oak St., Suite 108, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Boyd Paul Prince
Boyd Paul Prince, 78, of Ash, N.C., a Longs native, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, after a courageous fight with an extended illness.
Born on July 10, 1938, in Longs, he was the son of the late Gordon and Annie Belle Prince
Mr. Prince was the fourth child of a loving and happy family.
Farm life with his three sisters, Pearl, Iris and Wannie, and brother, Philip, provided ample character building experiences that grew Mr. Prince into the man that so many love and respect today. Early in life, he came to know and understand a friendship with God through Jesus Christ. This faith would prove to be the solid foundation on which he continued to build his life and what allowed him to live with a clear perspective about what was really important.
Mr. Prince and his first wife, the late Euzina Prince, met in high school and married on Dec. 23, 1957. After making Conway home for many years, they settled back in Longs for the remainder of their 53 year marriage. Together they built a life and raised four children. He worked much of his married life for American General Insurance and after 35 years retired as a regional manager.
Although his pace didn’t seem to slow much, his retirement allowed him to devote more time to hunting, fishing and other projects around his farm. People who knew him could say he had a seasonal way about him; watching Martins come in the spring, fishing in the summer, up in a tree stand in the fall and duck hunting into the winter. In every season, on Sunday mornings, you were sure to find him worshiping at Believers Bible Chapel off Highway 905 North in Longs.
Mr. Prince’s church family was an important part of his life and each and every member was dear to him. His wise and faithful spirit benefited all who knew him and he’d quickly tell you to “Shut your eyes; that’s what you’re taking with you” if you became too worried about tomorrow’s provision. His sunny disposition and magnetic personality won him countless friends. He never met a stranger.
After the death of his first wife Euzina, Mr. Prince remarried Betty Hughes of Ash and enjoyed another four years of marriage. Until his recent illness, Paul and Betty enjoyed worrying their grown children and step-children with traveling, often times to the mountains of North Carolina. When home they enjoyed an active social life participating in church, family and other gatherings, which almost always ended in singing at Paul’s suggestion. Betty completely devoted herself to the love and care of Paul until his final day.
Survivors include four children, Paula Lee and her husband Danny of Longs, Gloria Frost and her husband Dave of Conway, Donna Long and her husband Jeffery of Ash and Benjamin Prince and his wife Christina of Longs; two step-sons, Albert Hughes and his wife Jill of Shallotte, N.C., and Michael Hughes and his wife Laurie of Ash; one brother, Philip Prince of Columbia; one sister, Wannie Wilson of Longs; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Prince, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. His influence and godly example is impossible to measure. His legacy lives on in so many. As Proverbs 20:7 says, “The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.”
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with committal services following at Old Springfield Cemetery. Pastor Dave Rickert officiated the services.
Memorials may be made to Believers Bible Chapel, 12151 SC-905, Longs, S.C. 29568.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Brenda Strickland Winburn
Brenda Strickland Winburn, 53, of Conway passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at her home.
Born on Nov. 15, 1962, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late William “Bill” and Helen Strickland.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Mark Strickland; and one sister, Linda Canady.
Mrs. Winburn loved spending time with her family and was known as “Little Ma” because she loved taking care of children. She enjoyed working in her yard and was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt.
Survivors include her husband, Royce Winburn of Conway; one son, Ray Herring of Conway and his father, Paul Ray Herring of Loris; two brothers, Roger Strickland (Ginger) and Sammy Strickland (Kathy), all of Thomasville, N.C.; four sisters, Sandra Long of Thomasville, N.C., Wanda Jernigan (Jerry) of Green Sea, Carolyn Strickland of Conway and Bonnie Rabon of Loris; two uncles, Elgie Strickland and Bobby Strickland, both of Loris; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Cane Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Jon Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Jernigan Cemetery.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM AUGUST 18, 2016 EDITION

Mihaly ‘Mike’ Jeger
Mihaly “Mike” Jeger, 80, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at Agape Hospice in Conway.
He was born in Hungary on May 9, 1936.
He was predeceased by his wife, Jane.
Mr. Jeger had been battling complications from a stroke suffered earlier in the summer. He was a longtime resident of North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by one son, Michael Steven Jeger and his wife Jessica; and his beloved granddaughter, Arwen.
Mr. Jeger was a true renaissance man, immigrating to the United States from Hungary during the revolution in 1954. He worked many skilled jobs throughout the years often times as a welder, handyman and painter, while traveling the country. He was an avid gardener, ferocious cook and enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to an education account for his granddaughter, Arwen.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Leo F. Lico
Leo F. Lico, 85, of Little River died on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Nov. 30, 1930, in Hempstead, N.Y., he was the son of the late Pasquale and Margaret Falcone Lico.
Mr. Lico was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and dear friend to everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Clarine Brown Lico; two sons, Richard Lico and his wife Audrey and Jimmy Wood and his wife Maureen; one daughter Gail Leonard; one son-in-law, Nathan Pynn; and six grandchildren, Caid, Ezri, Jadzia, Keeley, Dylan and Thomas.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Lisa Marie Pynn.
At Mr. Lico’s request, no services are planned.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 1309 Professional Drive, Suite 100, 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.

Shannon Renee Patrick
Shannon Renee Patrick, 39, of Little River died on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Nov. 24, 1976, in Pinehurst, N.C., she was the daughter of Michael and Sandra D. Brown Allen of Little River.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her spouse, James Patrick; two sons, Damian Lucas Brown and Mason Patrick; one daughter, Danica Patrick; two brothers, James Allen (Amy) and Chris Allen (Heather); and one sister, Melissa Allen-Felix (Brandon).
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 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.

Angeliki Spyralatos
Angeliki Spyralatos, 80, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at her residence.
Born on June 18, 1936, in Domnista, Greece, she was the daughter of the late Alekos and Penelope Grivas.
She was predeceased by her husband, Alekos Spyralatos, who died on Aug. 25, 2003.
Mrs. Spyralatos came to the USA on March 25, 1961, and married her husband on April 23, 1961. They bagan their journey together in western New York where they settled in the small town of Alfred.  There they raised two children.  She worked side by side with her husband until they decided to move to Myrtle Beach in 1986, where, along with their daughter Penny, they purchased the Garden City Pancake House.
Mrs. Spyralatos loved to be outdoors.  She enjoyed going to the beach and took pride in her garden. She was also an active member at  St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach and the Ladies Philoptochos Society. She was loved by all and will be dearly missed.
Survivors include one son, John Spyralatos and his wife Salome of Preveza, Greece; one daughter, Penelope Vlandis and her husband William of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Panos Grivas and his wife Irene and Thanasis Grivas and his wife Georgia; and 12 grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with a trisagion service beginning at 7 p.m.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church with Father Angelo Pappas officiating.  Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.
 

OBITUARIES FROM AUGUST 11, 2016 EDITION

Helen Jean Cox Bell
Helen Jean Cox Bell, 80, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Pireway, N.C.
Born on Dec. 14, 1935, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late John Davis Cox and the late Helen Skipper Cox.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her ex-husband, David Edgar Bell Sr.; two grandchildren, Daniel “Little Man” Cox III and Alexis Brooke Williams; four brothers, Tom Cox, Boyd Cox, Jack Cox and J.D. Cox; and three sisters, Dalma Cox, Geneva Faircloth and Grace Singletary.
Throughout her life Mrs. Bell was a farmer and worked at Richard’s BBQ and Shorty’s Grill, both in Loris. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include two daughters, Vicky Lou Faulk and her husband Weldon of Pireway and Teressa Burrows of Loris; one son, David Edgar Bell Jr. and his wife Kathy of Pireway; four grandchildren, Racheal Williams and her husband Michael of Clarendon, N.C., Randy Spivey and his wife Amy of Aynor, Chrissie Norris and her husband Billy of Williams Township, N.C., and Cory Spivey of Tabor City, N.C.; eight great-grandchildren, Christopher, Trent, Amanda, Jaydon, Cowyn, Autumn, Landon and Aaliyah; one brother, Lloyd Cox of Loris; and one sister, Gladys Raspovich of Loris.
Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services followed at Princeville Cemetery in Loris.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Linda McGovern Braswell
Linda McGovern Braswell, 71, of Conway passed away on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at Roper Hospital in Charleston surrounded by her loving family.
Born on March 9, 1945, she was the daughter of the late John Tom and Esther Lee Groseclose McGovern.
She was predeceased by her husband, James Frank Braswell; one grandson, Haydin Riggins; and one brother, Jimmy McGovern.
Mrs. Braswell was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Conway. She enjoyed reading, especially to her grandchildren, and loved playing card games with her family.
She is survived by three sons, Darryl Braswell (Rachel) of Charlotte, N.C., Scott Braswell of Conway and Dwaine Braswell (Chris) of Chippawafall, Wis.; three daughters, LaDonna Jordan of Conway, Tina Nava of Conway and Chrissie Booth (Chris) of Loris; two sisters, Sandra Gail Morris of Surfside and Patsy Hooks of Myrtle Beach; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, at Johnson Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Singleton officiating.
Burial followed at New Good Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery in Hemingway.
Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor served the family.

Henyard Caines
Henyard Caines, 80, of Loris passed away on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016.
Born on July 26, 1937, in Loris, he was the son of the late Baynard Coligney and Golie Gerald Caines.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Talbert Caines and Gene Austin Caines.
Mr. Caines was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  He enjoyed sports, playing golf and coaching. He loved the Gamecocks and Loris High School sports.
Mr. Caines enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Faye Blackburn Caines; four children, Naomi C. Crean (Patrick) of North Myrtle Beach, Kelly C. Davis (Gilbert) of North Waterboro, Maine, William Henyard Caines Jr. (Sheila) and Guy Neil Caines (Kimberly), all of Loris; two sisters, Velda C. Ledbetter of Myrtle Beach and Nelda C. Lane of Ashville, N.C.; one brother, Gerald Caines of Loris; and 13 grandchildren, Nicholas Harris (Ashley), Haley Crean, Patrick Crean Jr., Joshua Spivey, Brittany Egan (Matthew), Colby Davis, Alyssa Davis, William Henyard “Trey” Caines III, Lance Caines, Annabelle Caines, Alyssa, Guy Neil Caines II and Courtney Caines; and three great-grandchildren, Lane Harris, Emory Harris and Kaiden Caines.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, at Loris First Baptist Church  with Dr. Louis Venable and the Rev. Tyler Caines officiating.  Burial followed in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Loris Blue Pride, c/o Secretary James Edwards, P.O. Box 1222, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Karen Ann Cox
Karen Ann Cox, 58, of the Popular Community passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church on Highway 90 in the Popular Community. Burial was held at Montgomery Cemetery in the Popular Community.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, in the Frank Shields Memorial Chapel.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River served the family.

George Wenthworth ‘Buddy’ Drew Jr.
George Wentworth “Buddy” Drew Jr., 89, of Derby, Conn., formerly of Little River, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Oct. 17, 1926, in Binghamton, N.Y., he was the son of the late George and Izetta Aylsworth Drew.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Drew.
Mr. Drew had been a resident of Shelton for many years prior to living in Little River. He was a graduate of Central High School in Bridgeport, Conn., before enlisting in the Army in January 1945. He proudly served as a Corporal in the 17th Infantry Regiment (Cannon Company) in the Pacific Theatre and was the recipient of the Army of Occupation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Companion Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He retired from Sikorsky Aircraft in 1989 after 39 years of service, moving south to enjoy retirement and friends. He enjoyed sports, bowling, golfing and dancing with his wife.
Mr. Drew was a loyal member and supporter of the Elks, American Legion and VFW where he developed friendships. He especially enjoyed Wednesday night karaoke with his friends at the Elks Club in Little River. He was always ready to lend a hand to support veterans, a good cause or a friend at need.
Mr. Drew is the beloved father of Ellen Kozlowski and her husband John and Deborasue Boladz and her husband Robert and the late George W. Drew III. He is the loving grandfather of Lauren, John Adam and Kaitlyn Kozlowski.
Friends called from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at Riverview Funeral Home in Shelton, Conn. On Saturday, his funeral procession left the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. for his funeral service at 10 a.m. in the First Congregational Church of Ansonia. Burial with military honors followed at Lawn Cemetery in Shelton.
Friends may leave condolences at www.riverviewfh.com.
Riverview Funeral Home of Shelton served the family.

Rita Kenny
Rita Kenny, 76, of North Myrtle Beach went to be with our Lord on July 23, 2016, surrounded by her loving husband, Donald Kenny, and her daughters, Janet Forman and Rita Taylor, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Rita was born on Feb. 2, 1940, and was raised in Hammonton, N.J., where she married Thomas Cardia and owned Cardia Farms and Cardy’s Custard. After losing her husband, Tommy, and her beloved son, Tom, she married Donald Kenny and moved to New York, eventually retiring in North Myrtle Beach. Rita was an extraordinary wife, mother, friend and business woman. She adored her poodle, Oprah, and often stopped by her local animal shelter to donate. She loved travel and casino visits with her daughter, Rita Mae. Rita led an amazing life, going from small town girl to a successful business woman while traveling the world. Rita was truly one of a kind and will be missed by many.
She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Donald; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Glen Forman; daughter, Rita Mae; five grandchildren, Dianna, Andrew, Amanda, Jake and Ava; and her great-grandson, Glen Tyler.
Donations may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or to your local animal shelter.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Judith Lee Blosser Hardman Peralta
Judith Lee Blosser Hardman Peralta, 69, of Loris passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016, at her home.
Born on Aug. 4, 1946, in Parkersburg, W.V., she was the daughter of the late Kester Hardman and the late Virgie Lutz Blosser Hardman.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one brother, John P. Hardman.
Mrs. Peralta was a homemaker and a Baptist. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Dizon of Florida and Tammy McWilliams of South Dakota; one son, Charles McWilliams of New Hampshire; four sisters, Shirley Wilson of Ohio, Carol “Donald” Swilley and Diane “Jim” Sherley, all of Georgia, Terry “Levern” Hayes of South Carolina; and many loving grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jeremy Todd officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Thomas J. ‘Tommy’ Raftery
Thomas J. “Tommy” Raftery, 57, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Monday, July 4, 2016, with his wife Donnamarie, who he married 27 years ago, and dearest friends Tom and Bill by his side.
He was born on Nov. 26, 1958, in California.
Mr. Raftery joined the United States Marine Corps and proudly served his country. He was a sous chef, opening up many restaurants and hotels from Charleston to Myrtle Beach to Charlotte, N.C. He will be remembered by the many who will continue to say “TBT”, Trained by Tommy, from the Charlotte and surrounding areas for many years. He had worked as a sous chef for River Run and Providence Country Clubs and had taken a position as executive chef for the Wannamoisett County Club in Rhode Island before returning to the Myrtle Beach area.
Though he had a passion for cooking, what he loved most was the art of creating show pieces for parties and special events. While working on Hilton Head he had the pleasure to cook for the rock band Van Halen.
Always positive, Mr. Raftery was a man with a great sense of humor, had a laugh larger than life and could make anyone in his presence laugh or smile. He will be remembered as a friend with a big heart and always there to lend a hand to all.
In addition to his wife and two dearest friends, he is survived by his mother and father-in-law, great-nieces and nephew Josephine, Patrick and Rylee and many other nieces and nephews who called him Uncle Bucky.
A memorial celebrating his love for life was held on Saturday, July 23, with military honors. Donations in his name may be made to Marines helping Marines.

Veda Jo Ramsey
Veda Jo Ramsey, 80, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at Brightwater in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 20, 1935, in Clinton, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Delmer and Alice Williams Linn.
She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Charles Earl Ramsey, who passed away on June 30, 2016.
Mrs. Ramsey is survived by two sons, Todd D. Holyfield and Timothy W. Ramsey; three grandchildren, Miles Holyfield, Brantley Holyfield and Hope Ramsey-Lewis.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church 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.

William S. Rizza
William S. Rizza, 90, of Conway died on Friday, July 29, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Feb. 11, 1926, in Dysart, Pa., he was the son of the late Sabastian and Angeline Munson Rizza.
Mr. Rizza was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mae Hartman Rizza; one daughter, Dianne Shipley (William) of Little River; two sons, Douglas Rizza (Mary) of Conway and William James Rizza (Rose) of Fallston, Md.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, at Schimunek Funeral Home in Nottingham, Md. Funeral services were held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at Schimunek Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at High View Cemetery in Fallston.
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.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Philip Anthony Sacco
Philip Anthony Sacco, 71, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at home following an illness.
Born on Jan. 19, 1945, in New York, N.Y., he was the son of the late Michael Sacco and the late Lena Annunciata Sacco.
Mr. Sacco worked as a heavy equipment operator with Con-Edison until his retirement. He was a Catholic.
He is survived by his girlfriend, Donna Jean Solomon of Loris.
Honoring Mr. Sacco’s wishes there will be no service.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Ned Watts
Ned Watts, 81, of Loris passed away on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.
Born on Feb. 14, 1935, in Tabor City, N.C., he was the son of the late Albert Dow and Edith Soles Watts.
Mr. Watts was predeceased by three brothers, Bill Watts, Ted Watts and Dale Watts.
Mr. Watts was a member of Loris First United Methodist Church,  a maintenance supervisor for Horry County Schools and served in the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Watts of Loris; one son, Kenneth Watts and his fiance’ Nancy VanLoon of Pawleys Island; one daughter, Amy Watts of Loris; one granddaughter, Emily Grace Watts of Pawleys Island; two sisters-in-law, Maurice Watts and Melba Watts, both of Tabor City; two brothers, Don Watts (Mary) and Ronald Watts, all of Tabor City; five sisters, Virginia Long of Tabor City, Doris Grainger of the Carolina Community, Betty June Ward of Tabor City, Peggy Currie of Tabor City and Phyllis Altine (Jerry) of Mt. Pleasant.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Russell Freeman and the Rev. Grady Corder officiating.  Committal services with military honors will follow in Patterson Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Paul D. Wills
Paul D. Wills, 68, of Longs, formerly of Crofton, Md., passed away on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at his residence.
He was born in Delbarton, W.V., a son of the late Edgar Lee and Vera Irene Thomas Wills.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Paul David Wills Jr., who died on May 17, 2008; and three sisters, Carol Richard, Marybelle Hembree and Pam Marsh.
Mr. Wills was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served in Vietnam. He was a member of the Collington Masonic Lodge #230 in Bowie, Md., and the Engineers Local #77. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed scuba diving. He was the owner and operator of Paul’s Welding Service, Inc. He loved his family and was affectionately known as “Paul-Paul” by his granddaughters.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Judy A. Wimer Wills; one daughter, Crystal Lynne Dorr; one son-in-law, David Dorr; two granddaughters, Catherine Dorr and Sarah Dorr; one brother, Edgar Lee “Eddie” Wills Jr.; one sister, Lois Barnes; and one sister-in-law, Vickie Wimer.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, https://m.donate.cancer.org/index.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, at Lee Funeral Home at 11840 Hwy. 90 in Little River.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
 

OBITUARIES FROM AUGUST 4, 2016 EDITION

John William ‘Billy’ Benoche
John William “Billy” Benoche, 81, of Green Sea died on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at home.
Born on Aug. 26, 1934, in Fayetteville, N.C., he was the son of the late John H. and Geneva Russell Benoche.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one son, William Benoche; and one daughter, Barbara Watts.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Marie Benoche of Green Sea; one son, Ronnie Benoche of Tabor City, N.C.; three daughters, Kathy Stieh (Al) of Newport News, Va., Tammy Galley (Robert) of Newport News and Linda Watts (Roger) of Tabor City; one brother, Jack Benoche of Newport News; 11 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 29, at Carolina Baptist Church Cemetery in Green Sea.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Eric Charles ‘Chuck’ Cooney
Eric Charles “Chuck” Cooney, 52, of Longs died on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Born on March 6, 1964, in Camden, N.J., he was the son of the late Edward and Edna Melson Cooney.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sons, Eric and Timothy.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Cynthia A. Connelly Cooney; four brothers, Earl, Edward, Eugene and Elliott; and four sisters, Eileen, Emma, Esther and Evelyn.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A guest book is available at www.leefandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Christy Jo Atkinson Darling
Christy Jo Atkinson Darling of North Myrtle Beach passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
Mrs. Darling was born in Charleston. She remained in North Myrtle Beach where she was surrounded by many loving friends.
She was predeceased by her father, Grady Atkinson.
She is survived by her three treasured children, Ashley, Joseph and Johna; her mother, Jacklyn B. Atkinson; one brother, James; and two grandchildren, Ashani and Jaydon.
The family received friends from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at Lee Funeral Home. A celebration of life service followed at 6 p.m.
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.

Garfield Wayne ‘Hawk’ Finnemore
Garfield Wayne “Hawk” Finnemore, 63, of Little River died on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at his home.
Born on Nov. 10, 1952, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, he was the son of Dorothy Ellingwood Finnemore of Dover-Foxcroft and the late Arthur R. Finnemore.
He was predeceased by one brother, Jeffery Finnemore.
Mr. Finnemore was a U.S. Army veteran.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Shaun Wayne Finnemore of Rhode Island; three brothers, Kenneth of Maine, Robert of Connecticut and Joseph Finnemore of Massachusetts; one sister, Lorraine Boston of Maine; four grandchildren, Amber Skye, Nathan, Evelyn and Brittany; and his companion, Joyce Geddings.
A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Lee Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. A reception followed at Mulligans Sports Bar & Restaurant from 6 to 8 p.m.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

James Raleigh Frazier
James Raleigh Frazier, 78, passed away at home in Bucksport on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in the arms of his loving wife and surrounded by his family.
Mr. Frazier was the son of the late Alma L. Phillips Sindab and Eddie Frazier Sr.; and step-father, Willie Sindab Sr.
He was predeceased by one sister, Ambrilla ”Brill” Maddox; and four brothers, Eddie Frazier Jr., Todd Kelvin Frazier, Benjamin ”Joe-Joe” Sindab and Willie (Liz) Sindab Jr.
Councilman James Frazier  represented District 7 in Horry County. He was a fine, humble man grounded in public service, rooted by love for his family and his community. A source of that love and tenacity extended from his great-grandmother, Binah Johnson, a bright teenager who was purchased for a nickel at The Ferry in Bucksport in the late 1800s.
Learning about Binah, the struggles and triumphs she endured, fueled and guided him as he farmed on his family’s land and worked 23 years with the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. He was one of five farmers nationwide who met with President Jimmy Carter at the White House to discuss issues related to small farms. Love for his family and community also inspired his activism. He was a pillar in Bucksport, a port on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway where it merges with the Waccamaw River. He was also a leader in Horry County and throughout the state of South Carolina. The Bucksport native, who was the first African-American elected to the Horry County Council and its longest serving member, retired after 35 years of service in March 2016.
He had served on the South Carolina Association of Counties Board of Directors since 2006 and was appointed president in 2015. He was also a longtime member of the Horry County Democratic Party, elected as its first African-American chairman in 1986. For his long service to his beloved community and to Horry County, he was honored in 2008 when a community center was dedicated in his name, the James R. Frazier Community Center in Bucksport.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Jackie Hill of Scotland Neck, N.C., who was a young nursing student at Greystone Park Hospital in Morris Plains, N.J., where James worked as a cook soon after his graduation from Whittemore High School in Conway. It was ”love at first sight” and the couple was married in 1959. For several years, the Fraziers lived in Newark, N.J., where their first child, James Michael, was born. Jackie was a nurse at Beth Israel Hospital (now Newark Beth Israel Medical Center). The family moved to Bucksport where their daughter, Kimberly Beth, was born, and Jackie worked for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. In addition to his wife, son and daughter, he is survived by one daughter-in-law, Marlo C. Frazier of Conway; one son-in-law, Glenn Harris of Myrtle Beach; six grandchildren, Heather Booker-Troy, Michael Javar Purvis-Frazier, James Michael Frazier II, Akil Malik Frazier, Mykáh Desiree´ Frazier and Joshua Glenn Harris; one great-grandson, John Franklin Troy III; one brother, Eugene (Lily) Sindab of Henderson, Texas; three sisters, Joanne (Lynn) McCray of Florence, Edna Norton of Baltimore, Md., and Cindy Darlene (Fred) Gowans of Conway; and 15 nieces, 10 nephews and a host of cousins and friends.
A funeral service was held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Friendship Baptist Church in Conway.
Latimer’s Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Robert Heyward June
Robert Heyward June, 55, of Loris passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016, at his residence.
Born on Jan. 15, 1961, in Sumter, he was the son of Robert Preston June and Edith Harriette Brown June of Sumter.
Mr. June was employed as a water plant operator at Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority for more than 18 years. He was a member of Cane Branch Baptist Church in Loris. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing and farming.
Mr. June’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and being a great father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, survivors include two sons, Robert June and his wife Alyssa of Myrtle Beach and Seth June of Loris; one grandson, Parker June of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Royce June and his wife Amanda of Latta and Ronald June and his wife Lori of Sumter; two sisters, Renee Inman and Rebecca Whittle and her husband Kevin, all of Florence; and five nephews.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, at Cane Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Jon Johnson officiating.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the funeral service in the church fellowship hall.
Burial was private.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Theresa Marie Lee-Swanson
Theresa Marie Lee-Swanson, 52, of Longs passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on May 13, 1964, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Arthur Pastelnick Sr. and the late Linda Lois Druge Pastelnick.
Mrs. Lee-Swanson was a generous soul with a strong constitution and she never met a stranger. She had a special place in her heart for all children whom she loved as her own. She enjoyed crafts, especially sewing, but she lived to ride Harleys with her husband. She adored her two dogs, Junior and Precious.
Mrs. Lee-Swanson will be deeply missed by all those whose lives she enriched through her friendship.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald W. Swanson of the home; three children, James Lee and his wife Meghan of Massachusetts, Brian Lee of Virginia and Dakota Swanson and his fiancé Victoria of South Carolina; two grandchildren, Madelyn and Harmony; and one sister, Deborah Stone and her family of Virginia.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Tim Osment officiating. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Roy Norris
Roy Norris, 62, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at home.
Born on Nov. 6, 1953, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Shelton Norris and Moulcie Cribb Norris.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Lloyd Norris.
Mr. Norris served in law enforcement for 33 years. He retired as chief of the Tabor City Police Department. He also attended the FBI Academy.
He is survived by his wife, Pat K. Norris of Tabor City; one son, Quentin Norris of Tabor City; one daughter, Rachel Ransom (Duran) of Clarkton, N.C.; two brothers, Floyd Norris of Tabor City and Russell Norris of Whiteville, N.C.; three sisters, Katie Rowell of Loris, Sadie Trawick of Helena, Ala., and Janie Gaskins of Tabor City; five grandchildren, Megan Cox, Brooke Norris, Bryan Norris, Sarah Dudney and Jamielynn Godwin; one great-grandchild, Preston Norris.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, at Carolina Baptist Church in Green Sea. Burial followed in the Carolina Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice, 44 McNeill Plaza, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Alfred Frank Nuzny
Alfred Frank Nuzny, 86, of Calabash, N.C., died on Sunday, July 31, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Nuzny’s favorite hobby was playing golf and being around the golf course.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Magdolna Nuzny of the home; two sons, Andrew Nuzny (Lorna) of Fort Mills and Gabriel Nuzny of Calabash; two grandchildren, Jason Nuzny of Fort Mills and Amber Pinkert (Jason) of Mint Hill, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Rylee Pinkert and Lillian Pinkert of Mint Hill; and many friends.
A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church in Shallotte, N.C.
Coastal Cremations of Carolina Shores, N.C., is serving the family.

Heather Lynn Romig-Pope
Heather Lynn Romig-Pope, 38, of Longs died on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at her home.
Born on April 23, 1978, in Salisbury, Md., she was the daughter of Perry Romig and Mary Culp DeRosa.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Justin Pope; three children, Allissa, Cheyenne and Ashton; three sisters, Holly, Heidi and Alison; and maternal grandparents, Irma and LeRoy Culp.
The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Monday, Aug. 1, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the educational trust fund for Allissa and Ashton Holt, c/o Wells Fargo, 1025 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.

Benjamin Douglas Vick
Benjamin Douglas Vick, 73, of Calabash, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on July 9, 1943, in Conway, he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Pearline Carroll Vick.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two brothers, Jeff Vick and Keith Vick.
Mr. Vick enjoyed farming, fishing and traveling. He was a Vietnam veteran serving from 1965 to 1967. He owned and operated Sun-Fun Exxon in Myrtle Beach for 35 years. With his son he operated Sun-Fun Carwash and Mini Warehouses in Conway.
Mr. Vick loved spending time with his family.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, officiated by Dr. Dennis Lewis. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Helen G. Vick; two children, Donna V. Todd (Buddy) and Adam Douglas Vick (Michele); three grandchildren, Evan Todd (Tiffany), Savannah Todd (Josh) and Hunter Douglas Vick (Destiny); four great-grandchildren; five sisters, Marilyn Stalvey (Mike), Nikki Bishop (John), Martha Thompson (John), Becky Daniels (Dodd) and Terri Harris (Kelly); two brothers, Joey Vick and Kip Vick (Miriam); his beloved dog and best friend, Jingles; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7021 St. Andrew Road, Suite 100 A, Columbia, S.C. 29204 or the American Heart Association, 113 44th Ave., N., Suite 200, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Ezeary Lee Ward
Ezeary Lee Ward, 81, of Green Sea died on Sunday, July 31, 2016, at home.
Born on Nov. 11, 1934, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late James Gurtha Ward and Lettie Johnson Ward.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers, Ralph Ward, Carl Ward, James Ward and Billy Ward; and two sisters, Louise Bozeman and Ruby Fowler.
She is survived by three brothers, Elroy Ward (Sarah) of Green Sea, Lonnie Ward (Hilda) of Tabor City, N.C., and Ernest Ward (Wanda) of Green Sea; two sisters, Mary Edwards (Tom) of Tabor City and Juanita Nobles of Tabor City; and lifelong companion, W.C. Puckett.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Carolina Baptist Church in Green Sea. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Robert Henry Woods
Robert Henry Woods, 41, of Little River died on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
Born on July 1, 1975, in Reidsville, N.C., he was the son of Karen Orr Woods of Little River and the late Robert Michael Woods.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by three daughters, Meghan Michelle Woods, Rylea Lynn Woods and Aliza Grey Woods; one son, Evan Michael Woods; one sister, Michelle Denise McFee; and his fiancé and mother of three children, Megan Grauel.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Chapel By the Sea Baptist Church. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Roger Carr officiated.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JULY 28, 2016 EDITION

Robert M. Adams Jr.
Robert M. Adams Jr., 95, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at his home.
Born on Dec. 29, 1920, in Lesslie, he was the son of the late Robert and Ada Adams Sr.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by Gladys Adams (Shug), his wife of 50 years; Dorothy Adams (Nanna Maw), his wife of 21 years; and his son, Mackey Adams.
Mr. Adams, better known to everyone as “Daddy Bob”, was a longtime member of the North Myrtle Beach community and took great pride in the lives of his family.  He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching teams play at the recreation center fields and loved watching any sport of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.
Mr. Adams was a charter member of the Ocean Drive Beach Lions Club, a founder of the Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, the superintendent of Sunday school from 1965 to 1985, chairman of the board of deacons from 1955 to 1957 and a founding member of The Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Adams lived in the Barium Springs (N.C.) Orphanage from 1932 to 1939 and graduated from Tech High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed at Dew Company from the mid-1940s until 1990.
He is survived by daughter Carolyn Sendler, daughter Wanda White, wife of Terry, daughter-in-law Diane Adams, six grandchildren, Richard Sendler Jr., Page Edwards, Wayne White, Scott Sendler, Jeff White and Robbie Adams; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Carolyn and Wanda would like to give special thanks to the caregivers for loving their daddy – Jay Franks, Shirley Hemmingway, Ron Havens, Shelli Moyer, Jan Coleman and Angela Panos.
Visitation was held at Lee Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 26, at 12 noon. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the Barium Springs Alumni Association, 156 Frazier Loop; Statesville, N.C. 28677 or Heartland Hospice Care, 2411 N. Oak St., Suite 108; 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.

Jerry Lee Brown
Jerry Lee Brown, 58, of Conway passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at home.
Mr. Brown was born on June 10, 1958, a son of the late Esmon and Leila Guyton Brown.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Olin Brown.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa “Terri” Alford Brown of the home; two sons, Jerry Ryan Brown (Michelle) and Travis Lee Brown, all of Conway; three brothers, Leonard Brown, Wendell Brown and Carl Brown, all of Conway; two sisters, Vivian Steele of Australia and Veta Gore of Little River; and four grandchildren, Carlee Ryan Brown, Cayden River Brown, Cullen Lee Brown and Brittany Watts.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, at Johnson Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 25, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Johnson officiating. Burial followed at the Aynor Church of God Cemetery.
Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor served the family.

Edna Lynne Senn Dundon
Edna Lynne Senn Dundon, 63, of Carolina Shores, N.C., formerly of Westerville Ohio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
Born on Feb. 15, 1953, in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Lee Senn.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Michael Senn.
Mrs. Dundon relocated to Columbus, Ohio, where she met her husband and raised three beloved children.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Michael Dundon of Carolina Shores; three children, Chris and Joanna of Columbus and Sean of Los Angeles, Calif.; three siblings, Charley (Ginny) Senn of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Carol (Patrick) Landversicht of Chesapeake, Va., and Mary Dee (Randy) Wiseman of Johnstown, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Dundon fought valiantly against cancer for five years and received great comfort from the love and support of her friends. She will be greatly missed by her canine companions, Rufus and Riley.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Coastal Cremations of Carolina Shores is serving the family.

James Ricky Ellis
James Ricky Ellis, 60, of Little River passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born on Sept. 6, 1955, in Myrtle Beach, he was the youngest of five children of the late Joseph Ellis and Mary Francis Grove Ellis.
Christianity was instilled in Mr. Ellis at a young age by his eldest brother, Wesley “Sonny Kid” Ellis and this instruction led to his ongoing lifelong study of the Bible. From his developmental years to his early adulthood, he demonstrated a remarkable ability to articulate and expound on a wide range of issues. “Rick Man” was well known for his musical talent and ability leading to the formation of a musical group called “New Creations.” He was a lead singer remembered to this day for his Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder renditions.
Mr. Ellis was educated in the Horry County School system graduating from Myrtle Beach High School in 1973. He exceled in school with a passion for reading, debate and logic as was evident in his mastery of the English language. Following high school he attended South Carolina State University and then joined the United States Air Force where he with excellence served his country proudly, in keeping with his family tradition. His tours included service in Marquette, Mich.; Stuggart, Germany; and various other places informing his sensibilities and keen ability to communicate with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. To know him was to love him as he always had something witty, positive and uplifting to say.
Mr. Ellis lived most of his post military life with his loving companion Wanda Williams with which he had one son, Cortland. He was previously wedded to Priscilla Young of Myrtle Beach and from that union, his first son, Dominique, was born. We all — family, friends and the community — knew him to be an outgoing, kind-hearted, rhetorical genius. However, in the last decade of his life, he was tested by life’s circumstances and prolonged illnesses leading up to his death.
He leaves to cherish loving memories to his companion of many years, Wanda Williams of Little River; two sons, Dominique Ellis of Charleston and Courtland Williams of Little River; two step-children, James Ellis and Corey Williams; one sister, Shirley Wallace of Myrtle Beach; three brothers, Wesley (Maxine) Ellis of Augusta, Ga., Joseph (Sally) Ellis of Columbus, Ga., and Otis Ellis of Myrtle Beach; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m on Friday, July 15, at Ocean View Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach.
Ocean View Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Robert Eugene Graham
Robert Eugene Graham, 90, of Briarcilffe Acres in Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 1, 1925, in New York City, he was the son of David E. and Elizabeth C. Graham.
He was predeceased by one beloved brother, David E.; and one nephew, David E.
Mr. Graham enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served in the Pacific on PT Boat 362, Squadron 18 with a rank of MoMM2c. After the war he joined the New York City Fire Department eventually retiring as lieutenant. He worked for the U.S. Army’s Environmental Hygiene Agency and inspected all Army hospitals worldwide to evaluate compliance with both the National Fire Protection Association and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
Mr. Graham had many interests and loved working with all things mechanical, keeping his property beautiful. When he was able to, he loved to travel. He was a caring, personable and competent man and made lifelong endearing friends wherever he lived. He was a teacher and guardian to his family. He always spoke up for the ideals and principles he believed in. To the end he fought the good fight.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary; two nephews, Robert E. (Laurie) and Rexford E. (Amy); and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with Deacon Andrew Stoshak officiating. The family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

William Clarence ‘Chip’ Lyerly III
William Clarence “Chip” Lyerly III, 65, of Columbia passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016.
Born on Oct. 2, 1950, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late Betty Ann Gallant Lyerly and William C. Lyerly Jr.
Mr. Lyerly was a member of St. Simon and St. Jude Episcopal Church and was a former member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church where he was an usher, church treasurer and was a member of the finance committee.
Mr. Lyerly was a founding member of the Lake Murray-Irmo Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a Past Commodore of the Columbia Sailing Club. He was president of First South Bank.
Surviving are his wife, Michele Horen Lyerly; one son, Bob Whetstone; four daughters, Brantley Lewis (Mike), Jennifer Lyerly, Stephanie Lyerly and Carrie Lyerly; one brother, Lindsey Lyerly (Ann); one sister, Mary Ann Webster (Charlie); one uncle, Harvey Lyerly (Shirley); and two grandchildren, Avery Lewis and Chance LeGros.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at St. Simon and St. Jude Episcopal Church with Father Mark Abdelnour officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel.
A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the home of Gus Flatt at 201 16th Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Simon and St. Jude Episcopal Church, 1110 Kinley Road, Irmo, S.C. 29063; the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210; or the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, 799 Second Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Barr-Price Funeral Home & Crematorium of Lexington served the family.

Edna Bernice ‘Aunt Bea’ Harrelson Mixon
Edna Bernice “Aunt Bea” Harrelson Mixon, 95, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Sept. 26, 1920, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Carson Harrelson and the late Nellie Louise Blackburn Harrelson.
She was predeceased by her husband, William “Tex” Ira Mixon; two grandchildren, Ricky Milligan and Hamilton Clark; three brothers, Liston Harrelson, Lynwood Harrelson and T.C. Harrelson; and two sisters, Ellen Lenora Harrelson and Lila Pearl Harrelson.
Mrs. Mixon operated a daycare business for many years and was a longtime member of Lawndale Baptist Church in Loris. She was a loving homemaker and mother and a dear friend to all who were blessed to have known her.
Survivors include three daughters, Rhonda Norris and her husband Carroll of Loris, Cynthia Diane Berry and her husband Henry of Nakina, N.C., and Linda Spivey Cox of Loris; one son, Brian Milligan and his wife Barbara of Wilmington, N.C.; six grandchildren, Danny Milligan, Wayne Milligan, Emily Cox, Keith Norris and his wife Teresa, Debbie Baker and her husband Chris and Kimberly Clark; and many loving great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 22, at Lawndale Baptist Church with Pastor Lloyd Phipps and the Rev. Jackie Strickland officiating. Committal services followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Lawndale Baptist Church, 4717 Hwy. 66, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Karen Ann Moody Moreau
Karen Ann Moody Moreau, 55, of Loris passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at her home following an illness.
Born on Sept. 28, 1960, in Pawtucket, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Byron C. Moody and the late Myrtis Wilkinson Moody.
Mrs. Moreau worked as a restaurant manager and was a member of the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Loris.
Survivors include her husband, David Henry Moreau Sr. of the home; one son, David Henry Moreau Jr. and his wife Shannon of North Kingston, R.I.; one daughter, Tracy Ann Moreau of Loris; three loving grandchildren who meant the world to her, Evan Moreau, Connor Moreau and Jordan Moreau; one brother, Brad Moody and his wife Kristen of Cumberland, R.I.; two sisters, Robin Enos and her husband Greg of Conway and Lori Neves and her husband John of Coventry, R.I.; and one half-sister, Janice Kaszyk and her husband Kirk of Conway.
Mrs. Moreau loved to throw a party, plan trips and gardening. She was a devoted New England Patriots fan who never missed a game. She would find any reason to gather people together. She loved to cook and in the past few years had become proficient at canning pasta and pizza sauce, beets, pickles and jams. Known as “Mem” to her grandchildren, she enjoyed sending packages to Connor and Jordan and always looked forward to seeing them via Facetime. She loved her car rides with Evan and especially playing basketball with him.
Mrs. Moreau’s greatest gift and treasure was the tremendous love she had for her family. She was forever grateful for the role each person played in her life.
A funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment followed at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach in the church memorial gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Catholic Church of the Resurrection Building Fund, 204 Heritage Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Robert Charles ‘Bob’ Poccia
Robert Charles “Bob” Poccia, 71, of Little River, formerly of Mamaroneck, N.Y., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 18, 2016.
Born on Sept. 21, 1944, in Port Chester, N.Y., he was the son of the late Louis and Elizabeth Doria Poccia.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Josephine Marie Poccia; one brother, Louis Poccia; one sister, Linda Doern; and one granddaughter, Anna.
Mr. Poccia was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was a Catholic.
Survivors include two children, Robert C. (Janice) Poccia and Laura (Matthew) Gabriele; two grandchildren, Joe and Robert; three step-grandchildren, Christopher, Lauren and Giovanna; and his companion, Oddveig Fahnestock.
Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 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.

Liberty Anne Thorburn
Liberty Anne Thorburn, 38, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at her residence.
Born on Oct. 27, 1977, in Conway, she was the daughter of Marsha Creel.
Mrs. Thorburn was a 1996 graduate of Aynor High School. She was employed by Walmart for 19 years, currently working at the 2712 Seaboard Street Store. She was a member of Langston Baptist Church in Conway.
In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, Keith Thorburn of North Myrtle Beach; three children, Alex, Willow and Sean; three sisters, Kandi Fleming of Conway, Emily Hike (Phillip) of Aynor and Shema Holmes (Jason) of Conway; her mother-in-law, Linda Thorburn of Wilmington, N.C.; her grandmother-in-law, Margie Adams of Wilmington; two nieces, Allie and Maggie; one nephew, Jase; and many special aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, at Langston Baptist Church with Dr. Hampton and the Rev. Scott Enzor officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
The family received friends for one and one-half hours prior to the services at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Langston Baptist Church Youth Fund, 763 Hwy. 905, Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign an online guest book at, www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

William D. Wright
William D. Wright, 66, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at McLeod Hospital in Florence.
Born on March 5, 1950, in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Lonnie Dolphus Wright and Maggie Porter Wright Simmons.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Randy Wright; and his step-father, Charles Simmons.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne McKee Wright of the home; one daughter, Adrienne Wright Carroll (Trevor) of Burgaw, N.C.; one son, Colby Grant Wright (Allison) of Monticello, Ill.; two brothers, Steve Allen Wright of Tabor City and Johnny Steadman Wright of Green Sea; and two grandchildren, Alaina Carroll and Molly Carroll.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 22, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at New Life Baptist Church in Tabor City. Burial followed at Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JULY 21, 2016 EDITION

Jerry Graham
Jerry Graham, 73, of Green Sea passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016, at his home following an illness.
Born on Sept. 19, 1942, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Jack William Graham and the late Ruth Bullock Graham.
Mr. Graham retired from the Horry County Police Department and was a member of Green Sea Baptist Church but will be most remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Powell Graham of the home; three daughters, Kelly G. Fairfax and her husband Jimmy of Cerro Gordo, N.C., Christy G. Lovette and her husband Greg of Marvin, N.C., and Jacquelyn G. Johnson and her husband Phillip of Myrtle Beach; six loving grandchildren, Erica Fairfax, Zach Fairfax and his wife Kirsten, Hayden Fairfax, Abbegail Lovette, Maggie Lovette and Emily Grace Todd; his mother-in-law, Margaret S. Powell of Loris; one brother-in-law, Daylon Powell and his wife Cindy of Indian Trail, N.C.; and his beloved dog, Rambo.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Renee Williamson and Wendy Rouse with McLeod Hospice for their compassionate care during this difficult time.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 18, at Green Sea Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Phillips officiating. Committal services followed at Green Sea Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Green Sea Baptist Church, Bus Fund, P.O. Box 125, Green Sea, S.C. 29545.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Carl Bellamy Hardee
Carl Bellamy Hardee, 85, of Loris passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital.
Born on Dec. 22, 1930, in Loris, he was the son of the late John Percy Hardee and the late Letha Isabelle Bellamy Hardee.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter, Patti Sue Hardee; two brothers, James Oscar Hardee and Leamon Percy Hardee; and two sisters, Zelma Jacobs and Betty Orr.
Mr. Hardee served his country with courage, honor and distinction in the United States Army during the Korean War. Much of his deployment was spent as a machine gunner on the front lines and he earned a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Distinguished Service Medal. After the military he worked as a farmer and was a longtime member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Glennie Bell Cartrette Hardee of the home; six sons, Mitchell Hardee of Eloree, Audie John Hardee and his wife Sharon of Conway, Randy C. Hardee, Tony C. Hardee and his wife Mickey, Kem R. Hardee and Ron Hardee and his wife Patricia, all of Loris; two brothers, Charles Hardee and his wife Kathy and Larry Hardee, all of Conway; four sisters, Shirley Porter of Loris, Mildred Ridgeway and her husband Charlie of Missouri, Doris Jacobs and her husband Boyd of Columbia and Mary Alice Lee of Charleston; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Floyd officiating. Committal services, with military honors, followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation was held for two hours prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Dogwood Hill Baptist Church, 1040 Mt. Zion Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

William ‘W.G.’ Grier Hucks Jr.
William “W.G.” Grier Hucks Jr., 92, of Aynor passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016, following an extended illness at Grand Strand Health Care in Myrtle Beach surrounded by his family.
Born on Sept. 28, 1923, he was the son of the late William Grier Hucks Sr. and the late Frostie Jordan Hucks.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Archie Elder Hucks Sr. and Wildon Hucks; and four sisters, Wyoma H. Allen, Arlene H. Hardee, Irma H. Altman and Almeria H. Graham.
Mr. Hucks was a member of Rehobeth Baptist Church in the Dog Bluff community of Aynor. He graduated as valedictorian and class president from Aynor High School in 1940.  After graduating he attended the University of South Carolina before joining the United States Marines during World War II. After returning home from World War II he was employed with Pee Dee Farms for 11 years before becoming the magistrate of Aynor.
Mr. Hucks began his employment for Anderson Brothers Bank in 1961. He worked there for 28 years and would become the branch manager and vice president of the bank. He loved his town and while living in Aynor, he served his church, state, county and town in many different capacities throughout his years of public service.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Betty Thames Hucks of the home; two sons, William “Willie” G. Hucks III (Deidra) of Conway and Larry Hucks of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Lenair Hucks of North Myrtle Beach and Ronnie Hucks of Laurinburg, N.C.; two sisters, Jeanie Mae Hucks Edge of Laurinburg and Lana H. Hurt of Greenville; one grandson, Grier Hucks of Conway; and two great-grandchildren, Will Hucks and Gracie Hucks.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at Johnson Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, at Rehobeth Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Johnson and the Rev. Earl Noble officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor served the family.

Linda ‘Jane’ Bowen Leagans
Linda “Jane” Bowen Leagans, 71, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at her home.
Born on Dec. 30, 1944, in Tobaccoville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Worth and Blanche Helsabeck Bowen.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Danny Bowen; and one brother-in-law, Jack James.
She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Lawrence “Larry” Leagans; one son, Lawrence R. Leagans (Vickie); one daughter, April Leagans Murphy; one brother, Rex Bowen (Janice); two sisters, Ruth James and Lynn Moser; and five grandchildren, Lee, Katelyn, Tyler, Cam and Blake.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at Lakeside Baptist Church. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Donation Processing, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or online at www.michaeljfox.org.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Effie Valarie Howard Rogers
Effie Valarie Howard Rogers, 67, of Murrells Inlet passed peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Feb. 14, 1949, in Murrells Inlet, she was the daughter of the late Richard Ulysses and Lillie Richardson Howard.
Mrs. Rogers was a member of the First Baptist Church in Murrells Inlet.
Survivors include her loving husband, John E. Rogers; one son, Jonathan Rogers and his wife Sarah; three daughters, Angela Barrios of Murrells Inlet, Valerie McCrae of Loris and Rena Ordaz of Murrells Inlet; three brothers, Hoyt Howard of Murrells Inlet, Richard Howard of Murrells Inlet and Wallace Howard and his wife Geneva of Conway; two sisters, Barbara Rollins of Murrells Inlet and Joan Strickland and her husband Lynwood of Georgetown; seven grandchildren, Robin Rogers, Robert Rogers, Jonathan Rogers Jr., Richard Dinkins, Paige Adams and Sebastian Williamson; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Wandell Howard.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 15, at Burroughs Funeral Home in Murrells Inlet.
A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at Burroughs Funeral Home with the Rev. Matt Johnson officiating.
Donations may be made in Mrs. Rogers’ memory to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be directed to www.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet served the family.

Ray Norman Rouse Jr.
Ray Norman Rouse Jr., 93, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2016, in North Myrtle Beach.
He was born in Fountain, N.C., in 1923 and moved with his parents to Goldsboro, N.C., in 1925.
After attending Goldsboro High School and N.C. State University, Mr. Rouse served his country during World War II as a B-24 pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Upon leaving the service in 1946, he immediately went to work with R.N. Rouse & Co., a construction company his father had started in 1929. All four of his sons eventually joined the company and he worked alongside them until his retirement.
Mr. Rouse was always involved in giving back to the community. He served Wayne County, N.C., in many ways, both in the political and civic arena.  In 1957, he was elected to the Goldsboro Board of Aldermen and served two terms. Twenty-five years later, in 1984, after raising four boys, he was elected to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and served as chairman. As a politician, he was never afraid to say what he thought or take a stand. He always did what he thought best, regardless of whether his was the most popular position.
Over the years he volunteered his time and energy to many organizations in Wayne County. He served on the boards of the Wayne County Economic Development Commission, Goldsboro Committee of 100, Goldsboro Chamber of Commerce, Wayne County Public Library, Wayne Memorial Hospital, St. Paul United Methodist Church in Goldboro, Wayne Country Day School and the Wayne County Boy’s and Girl’s club.
In 1989, Mr. Rouse was recognized with the Distinguished Citizens Award by the Torhunta district of the Boy Scouts of America.
In the business community, he served on the boards for Branch Banking and Trust Co., First American Savings Bank, Wayne Computer Center and Kemp Furniture Industries, in addition to R.N. Rouse & Co.
He was very active with his sons in Boy Scouts and spent many weekends over many years camping in the cold and wet, sleeping on the ground. He also spent many days working with his boys at Papa’s Pond. He loved that place. He was tough and firm but was fair and taught his sons values that were important to him.
In 1996, Mr. Rouse moved to North Myrtle Beach and married Becky Landen. He was a member of The Surf Club for 15 years and enjoyed playing golf and tennis with his special friends.
He was predeceased by his father, Ray Norman Rouse Sr.; his mother, Mattie Caraway Rouse; and his first wife, Hortense Liles Rouse.
He is survived by his wife, Becky Lee Rouse of North Myrtle Beach; one sister, Mary Emma Simmons of Goldsboro;  four sons, Ray Rouse III and his wife Margie of Cary, N.C., Don Rouse and his wife Lora of Cary, Charlie Rouse and his wife Hannah of Goldsboro and David Rouse and his wife Sarah of Goldsboro; two step-children, Chad Landen and his wife Karen of Greenville and Kellie Landen of Raleigh, N.C.; 18 grandchildren, Alison Pleasants, Ray Rouse IV, Cris Folmar, Julie Weitzel, Blair Smith, Molly Strom, Jessica Anderson, David Anderson, Eva Cook, Teresa Hyde, Clint Rouse, Betty Brandt Rouse, Ellen Steed, Matthew Rouse, Sam Rouse, Sally Rouse, Anna Landen and Vivian Demeritt; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. A visitation was held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, at St. Paul United Methodist Church.  Burial followed at 3 p.m. at Willowdale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Tuscarora Council, BSA, 316 E. Walnut St., Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 or to the organization of your choice.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Billy Wayne Sams
Billy Wayne Sams, 75, of Longs passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at his home.
Mr. Sams was born on Nov. 8, 1940, one of five children. He was the son of the late Walter and Lillie (Joyce) Sams.
He married Barbara Lee Dukes in October 1966 at a small ceremony in Middle River, Md. He and his bride were preparing to celebrate 50 years of marriage this October. He worked as an underground cable splicer for Baltimore Gas & Electric Company for 23 years before retiring early to Myrtle Beach in 1997.
Mr. Sams touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity. He never met a stranger. Within minutes they would be trading life stories and the two would be instant friends. He loved working outside no matter how hot or cold, just being outdoors was enough for him. He had a knack for woodworking and would design and build the most amazing one of a kind pieces of art. He loved to grow his own vegetables and work in his yard.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his eldest brother, Walter “Jay” of Baltimore, Md.
He is survived by his loving wife Barbara of Longs; his daughter, Rhonda Sams Sprinkel of Abingdon, Md; his daughter of the heart, Candis Coleman and her husband Randy Coleman of Longs whom he thought of like another brother; one sister, Ruby Gentle of Statesville, N.C.; three brothers, David of Winston Salem, N.C., Richard of Florence and Robert of Kernersville, N.C.; and two grandsons, Mason Sprinkel and Jackson Sprinkel, both of Abingdon, Md.
He will forever be remembered by his family and countless friends who were blessed to know him.
Friends and family were invited to attend a memorial service to celebrate his life and journey home to the Kingdom of Heaven. The service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 18, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Pastor Stephen West of Wampee Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wampee Baptist Church, 9530 Hwy. 90, 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.

Corynne ‘Corky’ Schumann
Corynne “Corky” Schumann, 91, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Warren, Pa., died peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2016, in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 26, 1925, in Warren, she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Autumn Jaquins Peterson.
She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Robert Schumann; one brother, Edward Peterson; and one sister, Janice Simmons Salapeck.
She is survived by two children, Linda McMahon (Howie) and Dr. Susan Parr (Don); four grandchildren, Autumn (Mario), Amber, Aaron and Leesa (Jonathan); and seven great-grandchildren, Mario, Mallory, Hannah, Haley, Easton, Emma and Elijah.
A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel and services will be held in Warren at a future date for both Corynne and Robert.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the animal shelter of your choice.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family for the local service.

Michael F. Smallwood
Michael F. Smallwood, 73, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at his home.
Mr. Smallwood was born on June 21, 1943.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 1309 Professional Drive, Suite 100, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 or the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Clara Watts
Clara Watts, 83, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
Born on July 13, 1933, in Tabor City, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Winslow McCoy and Amanda Carsettia Phipps.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Dailon Phipps and J. C. Phipps; one sister, Mable Fowler; and one niece, Ila Gray Stevens.
Mrs. Watts loved to travel and especially loved Nashville, Tenn. She enjoyed caring for other people, reading and eating fried fish. She loved her family, which was her greatest joy, and most of her time and attention was spent on them.  She attended Cane Branch Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include her husband, Rossie E. Watts; four children, Brenda Phipps Soles and her husband Tate, Darrell Phillips and his wife Koni, Tammy Suggs and her husband Teddy, Patricia Allen and Kevin Phillips; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to Buster, Sharon, Mike, Vivian, Sherry, Jimmy, Gail, Jeff and Kay.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 15, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Jon Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Cane Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice at www.heartlandhospicefund.org.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Patricia Gerber ‘Pat’ Whittaker
Patricia Gerber “Pat” Whittaker, 76, of Greenfield, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at her home.
Born on Aug. 12, 1939, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, she was the daughter of Lou and Helga Gerber.
Mrs. Whittaker graduated from Mt. Vernon High School, received her BS in Education from Muskingum College (Ohio) and met her soon to be husband Emil. She received her MA from Indiana State University. Eventually Pat and Emil settled in Washington, Ind., where she taught fifth grade at Veale Elementary School and raised three children. She was an active member of Westminister Presbyterian Church. They spent their spare time entertaining friends and playing bridge.
After 35 years of teaching she retired in 1997 and moved with her husband to North Myrtle Beach where they belonged to King of Glory Lutheran Church. They were married for 43 years and enjoyed their retirement living on the beach. She continued her passion of working with children by volunteering at Ocean Drive Elementary School.
Survivors include two sons, Wade Whittaker of Myrtle Beach and Brock Whittaker of Charlotte, N.C.; one daughter, Wendy Hehmann of New Palestine, Ind.; and seven grandchildren, Luke and Noah, both of Myrtle Beach, and Taylor, Lindsey, Bridget, Jack and Brock, all of New Palestine.
A private family service is being held at a later date.
Sign online condolences at www.bellmortuary.com.
Bell Mortuary and Crematory of Fountaintown, Ind., is serving the family.

Albert Joseph Yorro
Albert Joseph Yorro, 84, of Little River died on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at SECU Hospice of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on July 6, 1932, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Alberto K. Yorro and Isabel Fuller Yorro Burke.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rita Sheffer Yorro; one son, Alvin “Buddy” Yorro; four daughters, Wanda Cevis, Donna Engelhardt, Sherry Bonaiuto and Tina Yorro; one brother, Isidro Yorro; two sisters, Catherine Adrada and Marie LaPenta; six grandchildren, Brandy, Misty, Crystal, Dennis, Natasha and Michael; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 18, at the funeral home chapel.  Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
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.
 

OBITUARIES FROM JULY 14, 2016 EDITION

Esther P. Abbott
Esther P. Abbott, 90, of Little River died on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on May 4, 1926, in Glouster Point, Va., she was the daughter of the late James C. and Ruby Davis Phillips.
She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, William W. “Bill” Abbott Jr.; two brothers, Hubert C. Phillips and Jennings C. Phillips; and one sister, Hilda P. Kemp.
Survivors include two children, Davis V. “Dave” Abbott of North Myrtle Beach and Patricia A. Brown Lloyd of Little River; three grandchildren, David V. Abbott and his wife Tammy, James W. Brown and his wife Cristy and Catherine A. Jones; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one niece; three nephews; and one ex-daughter-in-law, Kathleen Y. Walters and her husband Darel of Longs.
Funeral services were held at 12 noon on Saturday, July 9, at Lee Funeral Home.  Burial 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 your local humane society.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Charles ‘Chuck’ Daniels Miller
Charles “Chuck” Daniels Miller, 77, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.
Born on July 26, 1939, in Jackson,  Mich., he was the son of Clifford R. Miller and Janice D. Miller.
Mr. Miller joined the Air Force and served his country from 1956-58.
He worked in Michigan and North Carolina in the banking industry prior to moving to Sanford,  N.C., where he worked at Trion Industries. For the past 28 years he resided in North Myrtle Beach and worked at River Hills Golf Club in Little River where he was loved and known by many. He was an avid Michigan fan.
He leaves behind his closest and dearest friend, Stewart Thomas of Sanford who now resides in North Myrtle Beach, and the remainder of the group he liked to refer to as “The Rat Pack”; Ricky Thomas, Robert and Gay Lynn Sidden and “Big Steve” Thomas.  He also had a very dear love and friend in Roseanne Goddard of Bluefield, Va. There are more friends than can be mentioned. Cape Fear River trips, golf, basketball, football and water skiing along with “old” Turner Classic Movies brought a smile and conversation to his face and to those who were privileged enough to have known him. He will be sorely missed.
Per his request, there will be no service. He was cremated.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Roy E. Morgan
Roy E. Morgan, 91, of Loris passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016.
Born on Nov. 6, 1924, in Taylorsville, Ga., he was the son of the late Charles Wesley and Josie Forsythe Morgan.
He was predeceased by his wife, Edna B. Morgan; three brothers, Hugh Morgan, Lloyd Morgan and Ed Morgan; and one sister, Ethel Godfrey.
Mr. Morgan retired from the United Merchants. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and the United States Air Force serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Loris First Baptist Church in Loris where he taught the Upstreamer’s Class for over 30 years. All together he taught Sunday school for over 60 years.
Mr. Morgan served as a deacon in at least eight churches. He was a member of Devitte Masonic Lodge in Aragon, Ga., and was a member of the Loris Lions Club.
Survivors include one daughter, Jeanne Turner and her husband Neal Turner Sr. of Loris; one granddaughter, Emmy Poston and her husband Craig of Georgetown; one grandson, Neal Turner Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Loris; and three great-grandchildren, Allen Poston, Curtis Turner and Morgan Turner.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with Mike Blanton and Glen Elliott officiating. Burial followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris officiated by Dr. Louis Venable. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Diane H. Scott
Diane H. Scott, 71, of Little River went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at her residence.
Mrs. Scott was born in Salamanca, N.Y., the daughter of the late C. Edward and Janet Merow Hughes.
She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church where she served most recently in the gift shop.
Mrs. Scott was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and cherished friend to all who knew her. What most defined her was her immense love of her family. She was soft-spoken, kind and gentle; always giving of her time and talents serving God, her family and countless others. While her footprints on this earth were small, the legacy she leaves behind is enormous.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, James “Jim” Scott; two sons, Mark (Heather) Scott and Matthew (Tamra) Scott; one daughter, Lori (Tim) Cheuvront; one brother, Tom (Carol) Hughes; seven grandchildren, Eddy Scott, McKenna Scott, Jacob Scott, Paris Scott, Joshua Cheuvront, Rachel Cheuvront and Ryan Cheuvront.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Inurnment will follow in the church memorial gardens.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org or to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Barbara Thomas Wills
Barbara Thomas Wills, 83, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at her home.
Born on May 28, 1933, in Charlotte, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Mamie Russell Thomas.
She is survived by four children, Sherry Rhea (Mick), Kathy Cartee (Steve), Donna Peterson (Ralph) and Joe Winkler (Laura); six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Camp Kemo, P.O. Box 1116, 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 JULY 7, 2016 EDITION

Thomas Robert DiMauro
Thomas Robert DiMauro, 78, of Little River died unexpectedly on Friday, June 10, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 25, 1937, in New Britain, Conn., he was the son of the late Paul and Rose DiMauro.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Paul Catan and Joseph Catanzaro.
Mr. DiMauro attended and graduated from Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served two years with the Corps of Army Engineers in France. He was employed as a dispatcher by White Oak Construction and later for Atlantic Pipe in Plainville, Conn. He coached Little League baseball for 20 years in Burlington, Conn.
Mr. DiMauro was an avid fan of the UCONN women’s basketball team. He loved working with his hands. Many a day he was seen building a deck, constructing patios, building driveways or a walkway.
Survivors include one daughter, Andrea of Colorado Springs, Col.; two sons, Michael of Clover and Stephan of Ludowici, Ga.; one brother, Joseph of Murrells Inlet; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.

Evelyn Boyd Dorman
Evelyn Boyd Dorman, 71, of Conway passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at her home.
Born on Oct. 1, 1944, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late William Roscoe Boyd and the late Bertha McCracken Boyd.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Thelton Boyd.
Mrs. Dorman was a homemaker and a longtime member of Good Hope Baptist Church in Conway but will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all.
Survivors include her husband, Odell Dorman of the home; two daughters, Dana Groome and her husband Brent of Conway and Dara Dorman of Loris; five grandchildren, Kirby Groome, Evan Groome, Zachary Cooper, Jacob Cooper and Elijah Shaw; one great-grandchild, Grace Elizabeth Cooper; one brother, Elton Boyd and his wife Ella Ann of Loris; and one sister, Eloise Sarvis of Conway.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, at Good Hope Baptist Church with Pastor John Sullivan officiating. Committal services were private. The family received friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the services.
Memorials may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, 6101 Privetts Road, Conway, S.C. 29526 or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Brayden Ivey Graham
Brayden Ivey Graham, infant, of Loris passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016.
He was born on June 29, 2016, the son of Scott and Chrissy Graham of Loris.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Hailey Graham and Leah Graham, both of Loris; one brother, Austin Grant and his wife Katelyn of Conway; one nephew, Brenton Grant of Conway; one niece, Braeleigh Grant of Conway; his maternal grandparents, Madelyn and Paul D’Alonzo of Newtown Square, Pa.; his paternal grandparents, Connie and the Rev. Donnie Graham of Loris; two uncles, Joseph D’Alonzo and his wife Amy of Newton Square and Michael D’Alonzo and his wife Tiffany of Westchester, Pa.; one aunt, Donna Graham Jernigan and her husband Kevin of Loris; and seven cousins, Karmen Jernigan, Kamdyn Jernigan, Brody Jernigan, Kaitlyn Roth, Evelyn D’Alonzo, Michael D’Alonzo and Matthew D’Alonzo.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, July 7, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Alvin Jackson officiating.  Burial will follow in Princeville Cemetery in Loris. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to McLeod Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 100551, 800 E. Cheves St., Suite 150, Florence, S.C. 29502-0551.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

James Edward Lawrence and Lylah Anastasia Lawrence
James Edward Lawrence, 24, and his daughter, Lylah Anastasia Lawrence, three, of Little River died on Friday, July 1, 2016, as the result of an auto accident.
Born on Dec. 20, 1991, in Syracuse, N.Y., James was the son of Natalie Brown, step-father Roger Brown of Longs and biological father Dale Morrissette.
Born on Jan. 20, 2013, Lylah was the daughter of Jessica Oberle and the late James Edward Lawrence.
In addition to his parents, James is survived by the mother of his children, Jessica Oberle; one son, Lucas; three brothers, David, Joseph and Garrett; his maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Sharon Brown; and his paternal grandmother, Kelu Brown.
In addition to her mother, Lylah is survived by one brother, Lucas; her paternal grandparents, Natalie and Roger Brown; and her maternal grandparents, Rich and Melisa Oberle.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Zachary Andrew Martin
Zachary Andrew Martin, 32, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, July 3, 2016.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Lonnie Lee Calhoun Jr. and Betty Calhoun.
Born on March 30, 1984, in Conway, he was the son of Susanne Calhoun Molter.
Mr. Martin was employed by North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach. He loved to fish and cook and had a special love for animals.
In addition to his mother survivors include one brother, Matthew Adam Martin of Conway; his step-father, Edward Molter; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Burial followed at Lakeside Cemetery.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Horry County Animal Care Center, 1923 Industrial Park Road, Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

George E. Mulcahy
George E. Mulcahy, 88, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Hope Arbor Assisted Living in Loris.
Born on April 14, 1928, in Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late George Earl and Elizabeth Regal Mulcahy.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Mulcahy, on June 12, 2016.
Mr. Mulcahy was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, retired from the New York City Transit System and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Tree Committee of Carolina Shores and very active in the P.O.A.   
Survivors include one son, Daniel Mulcahy and his wife Teresa of Stanley, N.C.; two daughters, Sharon Hoebee and her husband Donald of Longs and Deborah Szwed of Longs; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, in the St. Brendans Catholic Church in South Brunswick, N.C. Inurnment will be private.
Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Parkinsons Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave. Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., is serving the family.

Cassie Polston
Cassie Polston, 28, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 15, 1987, in Loris, she was the daughter of Harold James Polston and Frances Sellers White.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her fiancé, Lamar Stephens; five children, Terrence Seward, Izacc Seward, Gaberial Stephens, Cierra Seward and Serenity Stephens; one brother, Austin Morris; one sister, Elizabeth Polston; her maternal grandparents, Ronald and Martha Sellers; her paternal grandmother, Gloria Polston.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Cassie Polston Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1116, 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.

Charles Earl ‘Chuck’ Ramsey
Charles Earl “Chuck” Ramsey, 79, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at his home.
Born on Nov. 18, 1936, in Rocky Mount, N.C., he was the son of the late Charles Utley and Sudie Jewel Woodson Ramsey.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Carlton W. Ramsey and Linwood J. Ramsey.
Mr. Ramsey was a U.S. Navy veteran and special agent to DOT. He was a proud member and elder of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, where he served many years with a full heart.
Survivors include his loving wife, Veda Jo Linn Ramsey; two sons, Timothy W. Ramsey and Todd D. Holyfield and his wife Ethel; and three grandchildren, Miles Holyfield, Brantley Holyfield and Hope Ramsey-Lewis.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 8, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.  
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Francis M. ‘Pop’ Velsor
Francis M. “Pop” Velsor, 81, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016.
He was formerly of Huntington Station Long Island, N.Y.
Mr. Velsor was a loving husband to the late Patricia Velsor. He was a devoted father of Timothy, Karen and Kathryn. A grandfather of Terence, Alexandria, Shane and Montana and a great-grandfather of Liam and Conor.
Services were privately held in Myrtle Beach.
Online condolences may be directed to www.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JUNE 30, 2016 EDITION

Derek Laverne Bass
Derek Laverne Bass, 26, of Loris died on Monday, June 20, 2016, at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Ga.
Born on July 19, 1989, in Horry County, he was the son of Marvin Laverne Bass of Tabor City, N.C., and Bonnie Thompkins Guyton of Bladenboro, N.C.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Marvin and Betty Jo Buffkin Bass.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Ashley Watts Bass of the home; one son, Tucker Bass; one daughter, Maeleigh Bass; one brother, Jeremy Bass of Tabor City; his step-father, Jeff Guyton of Bladenboro; his step-mother, Teresa Bass of Tabor City; and his maternal grandparents, Frances and Eston Thompkins of Tabor City.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 24, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

James Roland Bellamy Jr.
James Roland Bellamy Jr., 72, of Longs passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016, at his home.
Born on Dec. 23, 1943, in Fort Moultrie, he was the son of the late James Roland Bellamy Sr. and Mamie Todd Bellamy Everett.
Mr. Bellamy served his country with courage and honor in the National Guard. Throughout his life he worked as a truck driver, logger, farmer and in construction. He was a longtime member of Buck Creek Baptist Church in Longs. He will be most remembered as a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to all.
In addition to his mother of Longs he is survived by his wife of 51 years, Aurelia Mae Mincey Bellamy of the home; two sons, James Gary Bellamy of Longs and his friend Lynn Lancaster and William Kevin Bellamy and his wife Paula Blanton Bellamy of Loris; four grandchildren, Sherra Cox and her husband Jason, Adrian Hughes and her husband Aaron, Kalynn Bellamy and Gabriel Bellamy, all of Loris; four great-grandchildren, Chaton Hughes, Nora Brynn Hughes, Levi Cox and Audrey Kate Cox; two brothers, Mark Bellamy and his wife Cheryl of Ninety-Six and William Larry Bellamy and his wife Cynthia of Loris; and one sister, LeRhonda Byrd and her husband Doug of Loris.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 20, at Buck Creek Cemetery with Pastor Larry Allen officiating. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 11483 Hwy. 905 N., Longs, S.C. 29568.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

James Thomas ‘Jimmy’ Dorsey
James Thomas “Jimmy” Dorsey, 70, of Loris passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at his residence following an illness.
Born on Nov. 16, 1945, in Conway, he was the son of the late Thomas E. “Bud” Dorsey and the late Christine Martin Dorsey.
Mr. Dorsey was a member of Gurley Baptist Church in Loris and was a farmer.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Rhonda H. Dorsey of Loris; three children, Tina D. Matthews and her husband Curtis of Longs, Janie D. Wood of Conway and Tommy Dorsey of Loris; one brother, Barry Dorsey and his wife Janice of Conway; one sister, Martha Hucks and her husband Steve of North Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren, McKinley, Ethan, Peyton and Paxton; and one niece, Jessica D. Edwards of Chadbourn, N.C.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 27, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel. The Rev. Glenn Lane and the Rev. John Holmes officiated. Burial follow at Anderson Cemetery in the Gurley section of Loris.
Memorials may be made to Gurley Baptist Church, 425 Hwy. 67, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Paul Usrey Gore Sr.
Paul Usrey Gore Sr., 95, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at his home.
Born on Jan. 15, 1921, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of the late Sam Thomas Gore Sr. and Ruth Sernea Cox Gore.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Lewis Gore; four brothers, Lewis Gore, Ralph Gore, Sam T. Gore and McRoy Gore; one sister, Frances Codwell; and one special niece, Norris Hunt.
He is survived by one son, Paul Gore Jr. (Brenda) of Tabor City; two daughters, Diane Gore Bell (Richard “Dick”) of North Myrtle Beach and Bunnie Bosewell (John) of Greenwood; two special nieces, Myra Gore and Kathy Simmons; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Tabor City.  Burial followed at the Isaac Gore Cemetery in Tabor City. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the church fellowhsip hall.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Kelly Hewitt
Kelly Hewitt, 47, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 27, at the Hewitt Family Cemetary in Florence. Visitation was held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, at Ocean View Memorial Chapel.
Ocean View Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Daphine Lee Hilburn
Daphine Lee Hilburn, 82, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at her home.
Born on Jan. 31, 1934, in Green Sea, she was the daughter of the late Bob Kelly Lee and the late Flora May Harrelson Lee.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Ernestine Hardee.
Mrs. Hilburn was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Ancil Stacey Hilburn of the home; one son, Duwane Hilburn and his wife Robin of Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Kathy Nichols and her husband Charles of Fort Atkinson, Wis., and Wanda Jean Hilburn of Brown Deer, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Danny Patterson of Fort Atkinson, Tracey Hilburn of Loris, Reese Hilburn, Misty Hilburn, Bradley Hilburn and Chaz Elliott, all of Milwaukee, Wis., and Corrina Mae Dahlinger of Virginia; 12 loving great-grandchildren; and her half-sister, Shelby Royals of North Carolina.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Tim Osment officiating. Committal services were private. Visitation was held for one and one-half hours prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to The Master’s Table Food Bank, 1839 Hwy. 701 S., Loris, S.C. 29569 or InCare Hospice, 4685 Hwy. 17 Bypass S., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Frederick Fuller Kellogg Jr.
Frederick Fuller Kellogg Jr., 88, of New York, N.Y., and Little River, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
Mr. Kellogg was a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology (1950) and Columbia University (1954). He was a licensed professional engineer in New York, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida.  He was a member of the Princeton Club, Circumnavigators Club, Travelers’ Century Club, Kane Lodge No 454, Mensa and Intertel. He was a member of the Mayflower Society, Society of Colonial Wars, Society of Colonial Governors (National President 2009-11), Sons of the American Revolution, Order of Founders and Patriots, St. Nicholas Society, Huguenot Society and the National Gavel Society.
Mr. Kellogg served as chief engineer for the Village of Larchmont, N.Y., for over two decades where he pioneered recycling programs and was the administrative head of several departments. He also ran a part-time civil engineering consulting profession. He was active in sports, an avid golfer and member at Westchester Country Club, and in his youth won several championships in track and field as well as the 1946  Westchester County diving championship.
He is survived by one sister, Dr. Joan Renz; two sons, Freddie and David; and four grandchildren, Alexander, Stephanie, Jennifer and Brian.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, conducted by officials of Trinity Church at the McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Kellar Eugene Lee
Kellar Eugene Lee, 65, of Shallotte, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 1, 1950, in Dillon,  he was the son of the late Kellar and Maggie Ruth Brown Lee.
Mr. Lee was a member of Old Shallotte Baptist Church in Shallotte.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Graham Lee; and one daughter, Kellie Lee Graham (Darrell) of Loris.
A graveside service was held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Conway with the Rev. Rory Thigpen and the Rev. Darrell Graham officiating.
The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the graveside service at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Walter Pope ‘Walt’ Maharay
Walter Pope “Walt” Maharay, 93, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016.
Born on Dec. 10, 1922, in Newburgh, N.Y., he was the son of the late Walter V. and Ruth Matthews Maharay.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Louise Sgro; and one brother, William Maharay.
A graduate of Newburgh Free Academy in 1940, Mr. Maharay served as a radioman in the 18th Infantry of the “Big Red One”, 1st Armored Division. He was wounded during the invasion of Sicily and awarded a Purple Heart, as well as the FAME Theater Ribbon.
Mr. Maharay married Doris Trolsen in 1949 and enjoyed a successful career with The Beneficial Finance Company until he retired in 1978. He and Doris became South Carolina residents in 1979.  He was a charter member of the Calabash Elks Club, an active member of the local Republican Committee and active in many charities, especially Meals on Wheels. He found a welcoming and loving congregation at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, where he found numerous life friends.  Golf was also a big part of his life. He was a longtime member of The Surf Club, enjoying golf with his group until his 92nd birthday.  Dinners and special occasions at The Surf Club remained important up to his passing.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Doris T. Maharay; one son, Walter F. Maharay (Carol) of Kansas City, Mo.; two granddaughters, Kelly Colwell (Jeremy) of Overland Park, Ks., and Kristy Duenwald (Matt) of Frisco, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Kinsley Colwell, Kason Colwell, Avery Duenwald and Bennett Duenwald; one sister, Ethel Nuccitelli of Myrtle Beach; one sister-in-law, Jean Trolsen of Myrtle Beach; two nephews, Dan Marsh and Ric Trolsen; and his loving supporter and caregiver, Joyce Wilson.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Disabled Veterans Association, DAV-Chapter 30, P.O. Box 30637, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29588 or the Macular Degeneration Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 531313, Henderson, NV 89053.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church followed by a reception in the fellowship hall. Inurnment will be private with the family at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Robert Curtis ‘Bob’ Reynolds
Robert Curtis “Bob” Reynolds, 86, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born May 27, 1930, in Kansas City, Ks., he was the son of the late Curtis and Florence Reynolds.
He was predeceased by two wives, Susan (Brogdon) Reynolds and Barbara (Helmick) Reynolds.
Mr. Reynolds’ family moved to Iola, Ks., while he was a child. He graduated from Iola High School and was a member of the state champion 1947 Iola Mustangs football squad. He then attended the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas City earning a pharmacy degree.
The son of a pharmacist, Mr. Reynolds was a practicing pharmacist most of his adult life, owning and operating several drug stores and pharmacies. While serving in the Navy in the 1950s, he met Susan Wells Brogdon who became his wife in 1958. They returned to Kansas after leaving the Navy. They had two children, Ellen and Curt.
Mr. Reynolds retired in 1995 and moved to North Myrtle Beach. Upon the passing of Susan in 1999, he married Barbara Helmick in 2002.
Mr. Reynolds was an active member of the choir at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach. He enjoyed painting and drawing. His paintings, drawing and tiles adorn the homes of many of his friends and relatives.
He is survived by one daughter, Ellen Reynolds (Debbie Shiflett) of Monroe, N.C.; one son, Curt (Katie) Reynolds of Fort Collins, Col.; one grandson, Jake Reynolds, of Boulder, Col.; and one granddaughter, Julia Reynolds of Fort Collins; and his friend and companion, June Moon of Surfside Beach.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 24, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Broad Shoulders Fund of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

Tommie ‘Tom Tom’ Vaught
Tommie “Tom Tom” Vaught, 49, of the Wampee Community of Longs passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
Born on July 29, 1966, in New York, he was the son of the late Tommy Vaught Sr. and the late Edna Blanchard Vaught.
Mr. Vaught was reared by his grandmother, the late Estella Vaught, in Longs.
He was a class of 1984 graduate of North Myrtle Beach High School and attended Morris College in Sumter. He was employed with Horry County Schools as a bus driver and Conway Lighthouse as a caretaker. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and was a disciple at Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church in Longs. As a disciple at Chesterfield Mr. Vaught served in the following ministeries: Ushers, Brotherhood, Transportation and Senior Missionary. He delivered flyers, invitations or any other church communications. He also served as vice president of the Kingston Lake Association Brotherhood. He was a caregiver who loved people and his community. He was one who liked being in charge and running things, always busy seeing if any one needed help. His favorite saying was “If I could help somebody along the way, then my living shall not be in vain.” His favorite scripture was Philippians 4:13.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his grandmother; and two sisters, Karen and Micheline.
Survivors include two brothers, Todd (Brenda) Vaught of Fayetteville, N.C., and Woody Graham of Longs; four sisters, Thomacine Smith of Longs, Nicole (Ramond) Williams of Conway, Contessa (Terence) Robinson of Dallas, Ga., and Jessie Dyson of Little River; his step-mother, Texter Lee Vaught of Longs; his grandmother, Pauline Blanchard of New York; four aunts, Christine (Fred) Wigfall of Little River, Crystal Blanchard and Valerie Blanchard, both of New York, and Catherine Blanchard of Hartford, N.C.; two uncles, Artis (Bessie) Vaught of Little River and Ralph Vaught of Conway; four godmothers, Margie Bellamy, Annie Bellamy, Vernia Vereen and Harriet (William) Dewitt; his caregiver, Erica Hill; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, at Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church. Viewing was private and no visitation was held.
Ocean View Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Robert ‘Bob’ Martin Winter
Robert “Bob” Martin Winter, 77, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, following an illness.
Born on Oct. 22, 1938, in Bucyrus, Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert Glenn Winter and the late Thelma Lee McGiffin Winter.
Mr. Winter served his country with courage and honor in the United States Marine Corps during two tours in Vietnam. After the Marine Corps, he worked in construction until his retirement. He was a Methodist.
Survivors include his longtime companion, Nancy L. Prince, whom he loved very much; Nancy’s two daughters, Tronda and her husband Barry and Vonda and her husband Tim; his daughter, Roberta C. Dunaway and her husband Bruce; two loving granddaughters, Rebecca and Jessica; one great-grandson, Hunter; one sister, Pat and her husband Jim; one nephew, James Bo; one niece, Kimberly; two close friends, Robert Benning and Venson Powers; and one fantastic friend whom he could not have made it without, Harry McDowell.
At Mr. Winter’s request there will be no service.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JUNE 23, 2016 EDITION

Gordon Richard Blakeney
Gordon Richard Blakeney, 90, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016, peacefully at home with his loving wife, Carol Blakeney.
Born on July 27, 1925, in Richmond, Ind., he was the son of the late Gordon M and Tillie Kirst Blakeney.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. After returning home from the war, he attended and graduated from Purdue University, in Indiana.  After 30 years of service, he retired from IBM in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and relocated to North Myrtle Beach in 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; one sister, Barbara Carson of Richmond; two sons, Mark Blakeney (Colleen) of Erlanger, Ky., and Michael Miller (Monica) of Duncan; one step-son, Karl Eisenacher of Clover; one step-daughter, Susan Coss of Raleigh, N.C.; five granddaughters, Nicole Blakeney, Samantha Blakeney, Danielle Blakeney, Jessica Miller and Sara Miller; and his dearest friends, Dick and Margie Godfrey of Raleigh.
The family would like to thank In-Care Home Health & Hospice and Griswold Home Care for the wonderful care and support given to Mr. Blakeney. At his request, there will be no memorial services.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Edith Boyd Buffkin
Edith Boyd Buffkin, 76, of Green Sea died on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on March 8, 1940, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Willie and Eva Norris Boyd.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Cleo Braxton Buffkin; three brothers, AC Boyd, WB Boyd and Wayne Boyd; and three sisters, Eloise Grimsley, Daphine Boyd and Clara Boyd.
She is survived by two sons, Michael Buffkin of Green Sea and Kevin Jason Buffkin of Missouri; two sisters, Hilda Simmons of Lumberton, N.C., and Mary Alioto of Clarendon, N.C.; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, at Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City, N.C.
The family received friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Margaret Harrelson Rabon Byrd
Margaret Harrelson Rabon Byrd, 85, of Rockingham, N.C., passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016, at Pruitt Health in Rockingham following an illness.
Born on April 30, 1931, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Olin Cleveland Harrelson and the late Luddie Bertha Suggs Harrelson.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Mayberry Rabon; her second husband, Handy Menston Byrd; one daughter, Luddie Estaline Blue; three brothers, Arthur McCoy Harrelson, J.D. Harrelson and Ernest T. Harrelson; and two sisters, Geneva Strickland and Elizabeth McDowell.
Mrs. Byrd was a retired seamstress with Specialty Garments in Asheboro, N.C. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include two grandsons, Edward Causey and his wife Michelle of Rockingham and Tommy Causey and his friend Misael of Elon, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, Joshua Causey, Edward Causey II, Jennifer Causey and Ashley Bullard; and one son-in-law, Tommy Blue of Rockingham.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services followed at Princeville Cemetery in Loris. The family received friends for one and one-half hours prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Howell Elmer Caines
Howell Elmer Caines, 87, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Friday, June 17, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Nov. 4, 1928, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Zenus D. and Zemma Fowler Caines.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Annie Laura Gore and Alta Caines; and four brothers, Rio Caines, Rodney Eldridge Caines, Armegy Hudson Caines and Judson Caines.
Mr. Caines was a graduate of Tabor City High School and East Carolina University. He was a lifetime educator in public schools.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by three nieces, Hilda Gore Johnson (Donnie) of Loris, Katherine Melton (Robert) of Summerville and June Overton (Charles) of Tabor City; and five nephews, Royce Gore of Tabor City, Clifford Gore of Tabor City, Leonard Gore of Tabor City, Richard Caines of Tampa, Fla., and Eldridge Caines of Charleston.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 20, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Old Zion Cemetery in Tabor City. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home chapel.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Norris Gore Hunt
Norris Gore Hunt, 71, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
She was born on Sept. 12, 1944.
Mrs. Hunt was the loving wife of Gilbert Harrison, mother of Jacqueline Norris (Glenn Richard Vose) Vose, Christine Elizabeth McDonald and Jude Justin (Dreama Dowden) Hunt; three beloved grandchildren, Jordan Dean Hunt, Justin Drew Hunt and Abigail Norris Vose; and many family and friends from St. Paul United Methodist Church where her father, Lewis Edward Gore, was a founding member.
Mrs. Hunt graduated with a B.S. from Campbell College in 1970 and a master’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina in 1985.  She was an elementary school teacher for more than 39 years and touched the lives of generations of children in Columbus County, N.C. She was recognized as Columbus County Teacher of the Year 1990-91 and Who’s Who among American Educators 1991-92.
Her greatest peace came from hearing the ocean lap against the sand. Growing up near the beach, Mrs. Hunt was an electric shag dancer.  She enjoyed playing bridge with the ladies in town. Active in the church, she led the St. Paul UMC Youth group for six years and sang in the choir from youth to an adult. She was frequently requested to sing soprano at many events, having perfected Ava Maria and Amazing Grace.  A natural beauty, she held the title of Miss Columbus County in 1967.
Mrs. Hunt was strong in her faith and called to serve through philanthropy. She donated to children in need every school year providing school supplies, winter coats and sponsoring outings to educational attractions, as well as children’s first-ever trips to the ocean. She contributed to Duke University Lung Transplant research after having benefited from a double lung transplant herself in 2008.
Mrs. Hunt had a zest for life, filling rooms with infectious laughter, kindness to all she met, thirst for learning and teaching and love for family. She was an amazing example of determination and fortitude, and her presence will be missed by all she touched.
The family received visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at Inman Ward Funeral Home. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, at St. Paul United Methodist Church.  Interment followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

William G. Mallaber
William G. Mallaber, 64, of Longs died on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
Born on June 17, 1951, in Nunda, N.Y., he was the son of Palma Edick Mallaber and the late Kenneth Mallaber.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Roberta Wray Mallaber; one son, David Mallaber; five brothers, Eugene Mallaber (Lois) of Florida, Dan Mallaber (Sue), Larry Mallaber (Melodee), Bob Mallaber (Nancy) and Mike Mallaber (Wendy), all of New York; two sisters-in-law, Linda Ellis (John) and Sharon Larsen; one brother-in-law, Fred Wray (Gale); two grandsons, Devin and Trevor; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held privately on Wednesday, June 22. The family received friends on Wednesday afternoon at the home of John and Linda Ellis.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Deborah Johnson Parrish
Deborah Johnson Parrish, 65, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at MUSC in Charleston following complications from surgery.
Mrs. Parrish was born in Raleigh, N.C., a daughter of Joan Dean Johnson and the late Charles B. Johnson. She attended Raleigh schools and was a cheerleader at Daniels, Carroll and Broughton. She graduated from Campbell University and began her career as a pharmaceutical rep with BMS which spanned for 32 years. Her passion was painting, where she was a member of the Coastal Carolina Painters. Her volunteer activities included counseling at the women’s center, court mediator, guardian ad litem and her favorite was with Safe Haven 4 Cats. Deb and Pete traveled to many countries but she felt Scotland and Ireland were her roots. Deb and Pete retired to North Myrtle Beach which they felt was the most wonderful place on earth.
In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband of 41 years, Pete Parrish; one step-son, Tony Parrish (Julie); one sister, Kim Cooper (Scott); one brother, Charlie (Cindy); one brother-in-law, David Parrish (Gail); and many nieces and nephews. She leaves behind many special friends Debbie, Tony, Marcia, Joe, Victoria, Cyndi, Rick, Glen, Virginia, Phil, Susan, Dave, Charleen, Gary, Faye, Victoria, Bonnie, Doug, Sheeley, Jerry, Jackie and the gang at Wild Wings Café and her cats Lucy, CoCo and Cissy.
A memorial service was held at 12 noon on Friday, June 17, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home Chapel and a celebration of life was held at the Barefoot Resident’s Club following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Safe Haven 4 Cats or the humane society of your choice.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Mary Ann ‘Andi’ Suitt
Mary Ann “Andi” Suitt, 77, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016, after a long period of declining health.
She was born on April 13, 1939, the daughter of Sherrill Wade and Dorothy Elaine (Kruger) Anderson in St. Paul, Minn.
She attended High Point University in High Point, N.C., and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. It was in college that she would meet the great love of her life, her husband Marion. They married on June 18, 1961, and together they would raise two children in Raleigh, N.C. In 1985 they moved to Boone, N.C., to enjoy the mountains, and after many years of bad winters, decided to split time between Boone and Crescent Beach.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Marion A. Suitt of Boone and North Myrtle Beach; one son, Michael M. Suitt and his wife Heather M. Suitt; one granddaughter, Victoria of Cary, N.C.; one daughter, Sherrill Elaine (Suitt) Craig and her husband Michael A. Craig of Raleigh; one brother, John Richard Anderson and his wife Terrie of Elko, Nev.; one nephew, Mike (Suzy) Anderson; two nieces, Erica Anderson and Sandra Cribb (Dwayne); and a host of special friends and extended family.
The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to Renee Hill, CNA (Amedisys Hospice Care), who took wonderful care of her during her illness. They would also like to express their thanks to many friends who helped the family, especially Harold and Roberta Cobb, Gary and Sarah Matthews, Cooter Douglas, Jim and Anne Kennedy, Bill and Sandy Ervin, Yvette Charlesworth-Christianson, Byron and Melissa Caulk and Roger and Sandy Watson. Your kindness and assistance during this time was invaluable and much appreciated.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at Clements Funeral Service in Durham, N.C., with Albert Long officiating. The family will host a visitation at the funeral chapel after the service.
In lieu of flowers and in accordance with Andi’s wishes, contributions can be made to Underdog Ranch Dog Adoption, P.O. Box 217, Angier, N.C. 27501.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Don Diego (Donald) Vereen
Don Diego (Donald) Vereen passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.
Funeral services for Brother Don Diego (Donald) Vereen were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 17, at Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church on Highway 90 in the Popular Community of Longs.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at Frank Shields Memorial Chapel.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River served the family.

Carolyn Patricia Zauner
Carolyn Patricia Zauner, 61, of Little River died on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at her home.
Born on Aug. 17, 1954, in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of Helen A. Fibner Russo and the late John J. Russo.
In addition to her mother, survivors include one son, Justin Zauner; and one sister, Barbara R. Finkel.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 24, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
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 JUNE 16, 2016 EDITION

James David ‘Jim’ Anderson Sr.
James David “Jim” Anderson Sr., 87, of Loris passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on Oct. 8, 1928, in Loris, he was the son of the late Herbert H. Anderson and the late Lutie Booth Anderson.
Mr. Anderson was a longtime member of Gurley Baptist Church and a Woodmen of the World member. He retired as a captain with SLED after 40 years of honorable service.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Bell Anderson of the home; one son, David Anderson Jr. of Loris; one daughter, Cheryl Anderson Harrell of Columbia; three grandchildren, Jimmy Anderson and his wife Cassandra of Loris, Michelle Coletta and her husband Vince of Myrtle Beach and Gregory “Andy” Harrell of Columbia; and two great-grandchildren, Jameson Anderson and Josie Anderson, both of Loris.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Coleman Anderson, Herbert Legrand Anderson and Bruce Anderson; and two sisters, Pearl Gore and Grace Glovanovitch.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Billy Hackett and the Rev. Paul Gasque officiating. Committal services followed at Anderson Cemetery. The family received friends for one hour prior to services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Frank Donald Beverly
Frank Donald Beverly, 66, of Conway died on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born on Jan. 23, 1950, in Conway, he was the son of the late George Frank and Mae Dell Smith Beverly.
He was a member of Pauley Swamp Baptist Church in Conway.
Survivors include one sister, Almona Beverly of Conway; and two brothers, Sonny Cannon of Conway and Danny Cannon of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with Dr. Terrence Grainger officiating. Burial followed in Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Denise Marie Delossantos
Denise Marie Delossantos, 49, of Loris passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016.
Mrs. Delossantos was born in Belleville, N.J., the daughter of Marlene M. Budd and the late George Joseph Budd.
In addition to her father, she was predeceased by one sister, Diane Marie Budd; and her grandparents, Felix and Mary Bruno.
She worked with Dr. Dotoli’s office in Nutley, N.J., for 10 years. She was a loving daughter, mother and sister. She was a caretaker to everyone.
In addition to her mother of Newark, N.J., survivors include two sons, Markquez Antonio Wineglass of Loris and Luis Joseph Budd of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Lisa Marie Budd and Tina Marie Santulli (Antonio), both of Belleville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with Celebrant Heather Black officiating.  Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Susan Ann Faircloth
Susan Ann Faircloth, 63, of Little River died on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at her home.
Born on May 4, 1953, in Spokane, Wash., she was the daughter of the late Lou Van and Laverne Ann Somers Hancock.
She is survived by one daughter, Krystal Faircloth; one brother, Dennis Hancock; and one granddaughter, Julie Greer.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church in Little River. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1208, Little River, S.C. 29566.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Tracy Ann Hewett
Tracy Ann Hewett, 53, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016.
Born on May 14, 1963, she was the daughter of Catherine and Charles Hewett.
She was predeceased by her father, Charles Hewett; one brother, Charlton Hewett; and one uncle, Lynwood Mills.
Tracy graduated from Myrtle Beach High School in 1981. After high school she furthered her education to become a school teacher. Tracy was a spirited, loving woman. Many will remember her as a strong woman of intelligence and adventure. Tracy’s giving heart and warm laugh will never be forgotten.
She is survived by her mother, Catherine Hewett; two daughters, Leigh Green (Tony Ellis) and Miranda Mapula (Kurt), both of Myrtle Beach; one sister, Kathy Surdyke (Kevin) of Myrtle Beach; one niece, Sophie Surdyke; one nephew, Connor Surdyke; and one aunt, Doris Mills of Tabor City, N.C.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at Tabor City Baptist Church in Tabor City. The family received friends for one-half hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to CCFA, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, 733 Third Ave., Suite 510, New York, N.Y. 10017.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Robert Lane Smith
Robert Lane Smith, 99, of Greensboro, N.C., died on Friday, June 10, 2016.
He was born in Coleridge, N.C., on Oct. 12, 1916, and raised in Greensboro.
He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Jack P. Smith.
Mr. Smith attended N.C. State College in Raleigh, N.C. He began work for the Internal Revenue Service in 1938.  His career was interrupted from 1941 to 1945 when he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was trained as a B-24 bomber pilot. He received his wings and commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1944.  After being discharged, he continued his commitment to his country in the Air Force Reserves, retiring with the rank of Major in 1976.
In April 1942, when Mr. Smith realized he couldn’t live without her, he married Clara Mae Foster. After military service, he returned to his career with the IRS, and along with Clara, retired in 1974, when they moved to the Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach. They spent their time doing things they enjoyed:  boating, fishing and gardening. He especially enjoyed his garage workshop and built any number of small tables, horse jumps, book cases, etc., for friends and family. He and Clara returned to Greensboro in 2001, when they moved into Friends Homes West.
He is survived by Clara, his wife of 74 years; one daughter, Judith Smith Moore; one sister, Hilda Mulcahy Oliver of Charlotte, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at 12 noon on Monday, June 13, at Westminster Gardens Colonial Mausoleum in Greensboro.
Hanes Lineberry Funeral Service of Greensboro served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JUNE 9, 2016 EDITION

Hyson Ellis Bellamy Jr.
Hyson Ellis Bellamy Jr., 79, of Little River died on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on March 25, 1937, in Conway, he was the son of the late Hisen Ellis and Blanche Livingston Bellamy Sr. He was predeceased by one brother, Merlin Bellamy; and one sister, Nelda Brachard.
Mr. Bellamy is survived by his wife of 55 years, Esther Mae Smith Bellamy; one son, Michael Ellis Bellamy; one daughter, Lisa B. Willard (Joe); and one sister, Jacquelin McBride.
The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services were private with the family at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Longs.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Mission Fund, 505 W. Smith Ave., Darlington, S.C. 29532. A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Paul J. Brooks
Paul J. Brooks, 79, of Longs passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016.
Born on May 30, 1937, in Webster Springs, W.V., he was the son of the late John F. and Ina A. Brooks.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Arlene G. Brooks; four brothers, Lance Brooks, Lester Brooks, Clifford Brooks and Junior Brooks; and three sisters, Freda Baker, Beulah Cogar and Jean Lilly.
Mr. Brooks was a member of Living Water Baptist Church in Longs where he was a choir member, Sunday School teacher, deacon and trustee. He was a machinist and former owner of Paulmark Enterprises. He worked as a general agent in the insurance industry. Survivors include his wife, Lanell H. Brooks of Longs; one son, Mark Duane Brooks and his wife Charlene of Huron, Ohio; two daughters, Barbara Lynn Miller and her husband Tracy of Palm Coast, Fla., and Jeannie Renee Copley and her husband Rick of Longs; two step-sons, Frankie Tyler of Longs and Derrick Tyler and his wife Ashley of Aynor; seven grandchildren, Lisa, Caleb, Joshua, Brittany, Kaitlin, Peyton and Noah; four great-grandchildren, Malachi, Elijah, Gracie-Lynn and Ella; one great-great-grandson, Ezekiel; one brother, Bacel Brooks of Cleveland, Ohio; and one sister, Ina Hall of Birmingham, Ohio.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at Living Water Baptist Church with the Rev. Lebron Crisp and the Rev. John Goudelock officiating. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Longs. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Living Water Baptist Church Building Fund, 1569 Hwy. 9 E., Longs, S.C. 29568.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Rachel Holmes Coats
Rachel Holmes Coats, 64, of Loris passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016, at her home following an illness.
Born on March 1, 1952, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Frankie Hampton “Hamp” Holmes and the late Helen Madora Watson Holmes.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her infant son.
Mrs. Coats passion was nursing and she was blessed to have worked at several hospitals and the Department of Health until her retirement. She was a longtime active member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Loris. She will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Survivors include her husband, Phillip B. “Phil” Coats Jr.; two daughters, Lori Mishoe and her husband Bobby and Kimberly Coats and her husband Steven Gitchell; one brother, Rodney Holmes and his wife Marilyn; and four grandchildren, Dawson Mishoe, Samantha Mishoe, Chloey Gitchell and Callie Gitchell, all of Loris. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 6, at Macedonia Baptist Church with Pastor Ragsdale Allsbrook officiating. Committal services followed at Pleasant Meadow Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 2360 Red Bluff Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Helmut W. Friz
Helmut W. Friz, 93, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
Born on Aug. 14, 1922, in St. Louis, Mo., he was the son of the Rev. Helmut R. Friz and Edna Friz.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Carol Craven Friz.
Mr. Friz graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1944 and was honorably discharged from the United States Naval Service in 1944. He worked 42 years at Mallinckrodt Chemical in St. Louis and Paris, Ky. He was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by one son, Helmut H. “Skip” Friz (Jeri) of North Myrtle Beach; two grandsons, Gregory Friz (Kim) of Macungie, Pa., and Daniel Friz (Stacey) of Washington, Mich.; two great-grandsons, Jackson Friz and Nathan Friz; one great-granddaughter, Melanie Friz; two step-sons, Jeffrey Kent Galloway of Little River and Dwight Lee Galloway of Cosby, Tenn.; and one step-grandson, Joshua Galloway of Little River. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 3, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. A private committal service will be held at a later date.
In acknowledgement of his love of reading, the family requests memorials to be made to firstbooks@firstbook.org. This is a non-profit organization that makes new books and other educational resources available to kids in need.
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Walter H. Hinds
Walter H. Hinds, 69, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at his residence.
Born on Dec. 12, 1946, in Marion, he was the son of the late Ruth T. Smith and the late Raymond D. Smith. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, William Thomas Hinds.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Nancy S. Hinds; four children, Joseph Hinds (Oddie Mae), Marsha Voisin (Jerry), John Hinds (Hannah) and Richard Hinds, all of Loris; seven grandchildren, Alissa, Joseph, Jackson, D.J., Brooke, Kristen and Madison; two great-grandchildren, Brantley and Nikko; and two sisters, Dori Jenner (Bill) and Katherine Skinner.
Funeral services were private.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Peggy Cannon Jollie
Peggy Cannon Jollie, 67, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Born on Feb. 18, 1949, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Minnie R. Cannon.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Jimmy Cannon and Roy Cannon, and one sister, Bonnie Faye Jordan. Mrs. Jollie was a very loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her husband, Marshall Jollie of Mullins; one daughter, Michelle Jollie Martin of Loris; one sister, Ernestine Norris and her husband Ronald of Conway; and one grandson, Gavin Adam Bell of Loris.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Bayboro Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Baker officiating. The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
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Martha Austin Miller
Martha Austin Miller, 69, of Loris passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016, at her home following an illness.
Born on Aug. 1, 1946, in Fernandina Beach, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Walter Greene Austin and the late Lucille Rish Austin.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one daughter, Tonya Miller Fowler.
Mrs. Miller was a longtime member of Cane Branch Baptist Church in Loris, a compassionate caregiver to many and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Survivors include her husband, Gilbert W. Miller of the home; one son, William A. “Bill” Miller of Loris; one daughter, Wendy Lucille Gardner of Huntersville, N.C.; two grandchildren, Duncan Miller and Anna Kathryn Gardner; and many loving brothers, sisters and extended family.
Graveside services were held at 12 noon on Friday, June 3, at Cane Branch Cemetery with the Rev. Alvin Jackson officiating. The family received friends immediately following the graveside service.
Memorials may be made to Cane Branch Baptist Church, 760 Cane Branch Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Natalie Nicole Peeler
Natalie Nicole Peeler, infant, of Loris, daughter of Brianna Lynn Stalvey Peeler and Nicolas Ryan Peeler, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Natalie was born on May 28, 2016, in Conway.
In addition to her parents, survivors include two brothers, Brayden Johnson and Brenton Peeler of Loris; her maternal grandfather, Greg Stalvey of Loris; her maternal great-grandmother, Sherill Stalvey of Longs; her paternal grandparents, Sandra Peeler of Myrtle Beach and Jeff Peeler of China Grove, N.C.; her paternal great-grandparents, Bill Baker and Marcy Smith, both of Myrtle Beach; and many loving aunts, uncles and extended family.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at Mt. Leon Cemetery with Pastor Tim Dodaro officiating. The family received friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
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Virga Lee Rabon
Virga Lee Rabon, 80, of Aynor passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.
Born on July 1, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Neal and Fray Graham Rabon.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one son, Randall Rabon; one brother, Bert Neal Rabon; and one sister, Elaine Richardson.
Mrs. Rabon was a member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church in Aynor.
She is survived by one son, John H. Rabon Jr. (Paula) of Aynor; one daughter, Renee Roberts (Scott) of Galivants Ferry; one brother, Hinson Rabon (Fannie) of Longs; three sisters, Ada Faye Gasque of Aynor, Roberta Jordan of Conway, Addie Jo Rabon (Horace) of Galivants Ferry; four grandchildren, Matthew Rabon (Yuliya), Daniel Rabon, MaKayla Bullock (Joey) and Andrew Rabon; one great-grandson, Mark Rabon; and a special friend, James Earl Johnson.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 3, at Pleasant Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Dock Rabon officiating.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
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Dorothy ‘Dot’ Louise Smith
Dorothy “Dot” Louise Smith, 94, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at home surrounded by her family.
Born on Dec. 14, 1921, in Woodside, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles S. Honsaker and Nellie B. Springer Honsaker.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Robert W. Honsaker and C. Maxwell Honsaker.
Mrs. Smith married Robert V. Smith in June 1946 and they were married for 55 years until his death in 2001.
She is survived by one daughter, Shelley J. Smith (Dave McFerren) of Salt Lake City, Utah, and her son, Wayne R. Smith of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Jane Grimm; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandsons.
Mrs. Smith graduated from the Uniontown Hospital Training School of Nursing in 1943 and was commissioned in the U.S. Army Nurse Corp in 1944, serving in hospital units in Europe and the U.S. She continued her nursing career in Uniontown and Youngwood, Pa., and North Myrtle Beach.
She had a strong faith all her life and was very active in Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, where she held numerous positions, including elder and deacon. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels and assisted with medical screenings in local schools. She cared deeply about the welfare of veterans.
Mrs. Smith lived a life of service. She had a compassionate and caring heart, and in her quiet, gentle way helped so many people. She was a strong and determined woman, overcoming hardships through her faith, positive attitude and greatest generation grit.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church. Funeral services followed at 11 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Burial followed at 1:30 p.m. at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers Dorothy’s generosity to others can be honored with a memorial to the Deacon Fund at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church or to the Disabled American Veterans charity.
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Heath Watson
Heath Watson, 26, of Longs passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016.
Heath was born in Loris, a son of Wendy Todd Dorman and the late Bill Watson Jr. He was a member of Living Water Baptist Church in Longs. He was a kind, loving and hard working son, grandson, brother and uncle. Heath was employed by Coastal Pine Straw.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his grandparents, Pat Watson, Wayne Todd and John Dorman.
Survivors include his mother and father, Wendy and Beaumont “Hugh” Dorman of Longs; siblings, Bryan Ridgeway (Emily) of Sumter, Amanda Wilson (Bruce) of Beaufort, Samantha Watson (Eric) of Longs, Brook Schumacher (Mike) of Longs and Riley Dorman of Longs; girlfriend, Savannah King of Loris; nieces and nephews, Kaylee Wilson, Will Wilson, Brystol Schumacher, Michael Schumacher, Madison Schumacher, Ely Doyle and Ella Ridgeway; grandparents, Judy Barnes of Little River, Bill Watson Sr. of Longs and Allene Dorman of Tabor City, N.C.; and several special aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, at Living Water Baptist Church with the Rev. Lebron Crisp officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
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