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 Obituaries


OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 29, 2015 EDITION
Lorinda Gaye Grantham Alford
Lorinda Gaye Grantham Alford, 54, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at her home following a sudden illness.
Born on March 7, 1960, in Thomasville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Monroe Dudley Grantham Sr. and the late Laura Kathern Heath Grantham.
Mrs. Gaye was a loving homemaker and a Baptist. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and sister.
Survivors include four children, Justin Alford and his wife Ashton, Dana Griffin and her husband John and Sabrina Alford, all of Loris, and Christy Thompson and her husband Brad of Conway; their father, Charlie Alford of Loris; four grandchildren, Kali Griffin, Kadien Griffin, Jaci Griffin and Connor Thompson; three brothers, Randal Cox and his wife Annie of Burlington, N.C., Kenny Cox of Fayetteville, N.C., and Monroe Dudley Grantham Jr. and his wife Princess of Tabor City, N.C.; and two sisters, Kathy Powell and her husband Franklin of Tabor City and Melissa Ransom and her husband Charles of Clarkton, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Randal Cox officiating. Committal services followed at Riverside Cemetery in Nichols. Visitation was held for two hours prior to services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Betty Clarke Holzshu Kirincic Jones
Betty Clarke Holzshu Kirincic Jones, 84, of North Myrtle Beach died peacefully in her home on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, following a courageous fight with breast cancer.
Born on Oct. 11, 1930, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of Charles and Louise Wilkison Holzshu.
She was predeceased by her husband, Captain Joseph Kirincic, USMC; and her loving husband of 42 years, Richard H. Jones.
Mrs. Jones lived in several places, including Bethlehem, Pa., before finally retiring with Richard to North Myrtle Beach.
A childhood product of the depression era, she knew the value of an education and worked hard to earn a degree in the arts from The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. She also studied costume fashion design at the former New York School of Fine and Applied Arts (Parsons) in New York City.
Mrs. Jones, a well-traveled, loving mother, was a versatile artist (in many mediums), a lively entertainer, animal enthusiast and devout Baltimore Ravens fan. She gave generously and volunteered readily for a number of causes, including for The Humane Society, a passion she followed all her life. She dedicated much of her time to learning her family’s genealogy and discovering the journey that followed each generation.  She enjoyed dinners with her supper club and Bloody Marys on the beach with her “23rd Street Gang” and she was never too busy to drop a heartfelt handwritten letter in the mail. A piece of her will live on in all who were fortunate enough to know or cross paths with this wonderful, loving woman.
She is survived by three sons, Daniel (and his wife Mary Valles), Joseph (Chip) and James (Jay) Jones; and five grandchildren, Deanna, Tessa, Joey-Maria, Jeffrey and Kara.
A graveside service burial will be held at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium, Md., at 12 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16. In addition, the family will receive guests at her home in North Myrtle Beach at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 (www.humanesocietynmb.org) or the ASPCA (www.aspca.org).
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George R. Lees
George R. Lees, 78, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.
Born on Sept. 24, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late John W. Lees and Anna V. Bates.
Mr. Lees served in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician. He worked in engineering, sales, marketing management, accounting and photography.
He is survived by three children, Linda Thoma, Raymond G. Lees and Laura Bradley; one step-son, Duane A. Schulz; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

John Anthony ‘Andy’ Nelson
John Anthony “Andy” Nelson, 66, of Little River went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.
He was born on Nov. 15, 1948.
Mr. Nelson was a devoted, trusting and loving friend and companion. He loved the beach and beach music. He loved to fly kites.  He was a big collector of Disney’s Pluto and a fan of race car driver Tony Stewart. He will be missed very much.
A celebration of his life will be held in the spring at Harold’s on the Ocean in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach, who was his employer and where he called his home.
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James ‘Tom’ Price
James “Tom” Price, 72, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach surrounded by his family.
Born on March 15, 1942, in Pulaski, Va., he was the son of the late Harry Hammond Price and Anna Pratt Price.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard “Dick” Price and Dr. Harry Price.
Mr. Price was a manager in the textile industry for many years in Virginia and Sumter, later moving to Myrtle Beach to enjoy his retirement. He was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach and loved serving others. He enjoyed NASCAR and “tinkering” with anything. He loved being outdoors, whether it was yard work or hanging out with his friend Albert trying to solve the world’s problems.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Judy Coggin Price; two children, Stephanie Price McCabe (Richard) of Florence and James T. Price Jr. of Conway; and four grandchildren, Patrick (Paige) McCabe, Matthew (Katlyn) McCabe, Natalie McCabe and Addison Price.  
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at Drapers Valley Presbyterian Church in Draper, Va., on Saturday, Jan. 17. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.  
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Drapers Valley Presbyterian Church, 2755 Old Baltimore Road, Draper, VA 24324.
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Frances W. Roberts
Frances W. Roberts, 81, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Feb. 16, 1933, in Danville, Va., she was the daughter of the late P.O. and Marjorie Moss Wall.
She was predeceased by her husband, James I. Roberts; and two brothers, Cornelius and Darnold.
Mrs. Roberts worked 40 years for Dan River Mills in Danville before retiring and relocating to North Myrtle Beach 12 years ago. She was an affiliate member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was active in The Crafters Guild, The PEP Club and a member of the church choir. She also sang in the North Myrtle Beach All City Choir. She was a talented artist and has received numerous recognitions and awards for her works.
She is survived by three daughters, Candice R. McFarling (Alvis), Susan R. Hill (Steve) and Kelly R. Chaney (Darryl); four sisters, Charlotte W. Powell, Wanda W. Bass, Peggy W. Dickerson (Clyde) and Erlene W. Vogt (Don); two sisters-in-law, Tina Wall and Margaret Wall; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, Jan. 17, at Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be on Monday, Jan. 19, at Danville Memorial Gardens in Danville.
The family would like to thank Dr. David Johnson, Dr. Robert Messier and the staff at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for the kindness and care given to Mrs. Roberts during her illness.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 373, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
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Thomas Ray Shealy
Thomas Ray Shealy, 73, of Little River, formerly of Chesterfield, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach surrounded by his family.
He was born on Oct. 28, 1941, in Chesterfield.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, Sarah Raye Eddins Shealy and Luther Wesley Shealy.
Mr. Shealy was always a hard working man who started working summers, at the age of 12, on  shrimp boats out of Key West, Fla. He was retired from Shealy Electric & Plumbing, in which he was self employed for close to 40 years. He was also a retired volunteer firefighter. He started his firefighting career in Chesterfield and retired from the Little River Fire Department where he had served as captain.
Mr. Shealy enjoyed building his late model race car in his shop and racing in the challenger division at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. He was a strong man who could do whatever he set his mind on, from building a wooden boat in his yard to building a house from the ground up.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Vanderband Shealy of the home; two daughters, Susan Shealy Flowers of Timmonsville and Kathy Shealy Rogers of Bennettsville; one son, Thomas Ray Shealy Jr. of Lumberton, Miss.; one step-son, Steven McCaskill of Gatlinburg, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Colt Campbell, Jarrett Leviner, Jarrica Leviner, Sky McCaskill, Blake Pullens and Jaxon Kane; and one great-grandson, Drake Fraizer.
A memorial service was held at Wampee Baptist Church in Longs on Tuesday, Jan. 6.
Memorials may be made to The National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home & Crematory served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 8, 2015 EDITION
David Nelson Bailey
David Nelson Bailey, 66, of Loris died on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on June 9, 1948, in Clarksburg, W.V., he was the son of the late Joseph Hoy and Agnes Maxson Bailey.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Kelli Bailey.
Mr. Bailey was a loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by one daughter; Trudi Bailey (Billy Wheat) of Charlotte, N.C.; and two grandsons, Wyatt Wheat of Charlotte and Jonah Smith of Wilmington, N.C.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with Pastor Mark Stephens officiating.
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Goldfnch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is serving the family.

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

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

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

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

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

John L. Faris Jr.
John L. Faris Jr., 65, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at SECU Brunswick Care Center.
Born on July 14, 1949, in York County, he was the son of Margie Anthony Faris and the late John L. Faris Sr.
Other than his mother, he is survived by his wife of 45 years, Deborah Watson Faris; one son, John L. Faris III (Leah); two daughters, Emma Faris Zhang (Clarence) and Sarah Ann Cole (Jeff); two brothers, William Lee Faris and Rhea A. Faris; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.
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Marie Frank Field
Marie Frank Field, 78, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on May 31, 1936, in Budingen, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Fredrich Frank and the late Matilda Jockel Frank.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her step-father, Vernon “Bud” Rage; and her first husband, Robert Field.
Mrs. Field was a retired seamstress and a member of Central Baptist Church in Indiana.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald Shelley of the home; two sons, Mike Field and his wife Lisa of Hobart, Ind., and Jeff Field of Cordova, Alaska; two daughters, Gwen Field and her husband Bill of Hobart and Jill Campbell and her husband “J.C.” of Michigan; one step-son, Ronnie Shelley and his wife Susan of Conway; one sister, Inga Frank of Aiken; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Joseph Peavy officiating. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
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Sylvia Jewene Gerald
Sylvia Jewene Gerald, 80, of Loris went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.
Born on May 4, 1934, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Henry Odell Stalvey and the late Cecil Chestnut Stalvey.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lester Gerald; four brothers, Claudell Stalvey, Henry Odell Stalvey Jr., Ricky Stalvey and Addell Stalvey Sr.; one grandson, Presley Hardee; and one granddaughter, Julie Stanley.
Mrs. Gerald worked as a farmer, a homemaker and was employed by Marlene Textile Plant.
Survivors include six daughters, Saundra Hardee and her husband Garland of Loris, Myra Graham of Loris, Pam Huggins of High Point, N.C., Priscilla Ridge and her husband Philip of Atlanta, Ga., Wendy Espinoza and her husband Tino of Loris and Gigi Trejo and her husband Jose of Tabor City, N.C.; two granddaughters whom she raised, Cegi Trejo and Destiny Gerald (they were like daughters to her); 10 other grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, David Odell “Olean” Stalvey and his wife Joyce of Longs; and four sisters, Ivadell Crouse of Loris, Patsy Inman and her husband Larry of Conway, Peggy McDowell of Longs and Deletha Norris and her husband Coy Lee of Loris.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Lloyd Williamson officiating.  Burial followed in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
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Lauretta Marie Goddiess
Lauretta Marie Goddiess, 78, of Conway died on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Agape Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on June 20, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Eric Robert and Edith McHugh Young.
Ms. Goddiess was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She never met a stranger and was always willing to help others.
She is survived by one son, James Joseph Goddiess Jr. and his wife Emma Lee; four daughters, Lisa Samaritano and her husband Charles of New Jersey, Danielle Wolf and her husband Ronald of North Myrtle Beach, Laura Howard and her husband Garrett of Florida and Dawn Smith and her husband Thomas of North Carolina; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Hugh G. James Jr.
The Rev. Hugh G. James Jr., 90, of Loris passed away on New Year’s Eve, on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2014.
He was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Aug. 13, 1924.
Mr. James was a former tennis champion of Chattanooga and played all his life. He will be remembered for his work with the Lord.
He is survived by his wife, Wilda G. James of Myrtle Beach; and one son, Hugh III of Sunset Beach, N.C.
Services will be held at a later date.
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Walter W. Johnson
Walter W. Johnson, 83, of Conway died on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on Feb. 7, 1931, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Walter M. and Bessie Fowler Johnson.
He was predeceased by one brother, Edmond Johnson; and three sisters, Sanatha Strickland, Ruth Hodge and Eula Soles.
Mr. Johnson is survived by four children, Walter A. Johnson, Mary Jones, Phyllis Carroll and Gayle Moore; one sister, Nevata Soles; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Little Bethel Original Free Will Baptist Church in Green Sea.
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Lewis N. Joline
Lewis N. Joline, 77, of Little River died on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on June 7, 1937, in Botetourt, Va., he was the son of the late Charles W. and Ellen Reed Joline.
Mr. Joline spent the majority of his life working on Hominy Hill Golf Course in Colts Neck, N.J. He began when it was a dairy farm and continued to work there until his retirement at the age of 67, a career that spanned over 50 years. He also spent over 30 years farming at Orgo Farm in Colts Neck. He and his wife, Peggy, moved to Little River in 2010. He was a veteran and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret “Peggy” Richens Joline; two sons, Dana Joline and Charles L. Joline (Tanya); one daughter, Barbara J. Fox (Mark); one sister, Colleen Mumpower; five grandchildren, Lewis Joline, Skyler Fox, Devin Fox, Courtney Joline, Brittney Joline and Jerry Gould; and two great-grandchildren, Paisley Joline and Vy Mai Gould.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, at Trinity United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, New Project Fund, P.O. Box 373, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
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Lorine Spivey Jordan
Lorine Spivey Jordan, 69, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on Sept. 16, 1945, in Loris, she was the daughter of Daniel Leamon Spivey and Ruth Cox Spivey.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one son, Kevin Lloyd Jordan; and one brother, Donnie Spivey.
Mrs. Jordan was an interior decorator for most of her life and a Baptist.
Survivors include her son, Darren Jordan of Loris; four grandchildren, Heather Bryant and her husband Michael, Hollie Jordan, Lance Jordan and his wife Melissa and Colton Jordan, all of Loris; four sisters, Sylvia Ferguson of Myrtle Beach, Willa Dean Williams of Tabor City, N.C., Laverne Graham and her husband Maurice “Pop” Graham of Loris and Christine Saylor and her husband William of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Edward Spivey and his wife Maxine of Loris and Dale Spivey of Tabor City; and seven loving grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Hardwick Funeral Home with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to services at Hardwick Funeral Home. Committal services were private.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

William F. Williamson Jr.
William F. Williamson Jr., 68, of Longs died on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Aug. 4, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late William F. and Anna Ruth Sander Williamson.
Mr. Williamson is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol M. Springer Williamson; Kiersten M. Kamp (David Jr.), Meghan C. Waibel (Jeffrey) and Bonny F. Donnelly (Patrick); and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 SC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 1, 2015 EDITION
William H. Bernard
William H. Bernard, 72, of Lake George, N.Y., passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 12, 1942, in Pittsfield, Mass., he was the son of William and Lilieth Bernard.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Leo Morin; two sisters, Irene Colbert and Sylvia Bernard; and one grandson, Christian Hansen.
Mr. Bernard graduated from Granville High School in 1960 and was a longtime resident of the Granville, Glens Falls and Lake George area. He was an electrician by trade, a member of the IBEW international electrical worker’s union and an active real estate investor. He earned a master’s degree in educational administration and retired from the state of New York as a vocational education supervisor at Mount McGregor correctional facility.
A faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lake George, Mr. Bernard was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Catholic brotherhood and a long time supporter of the Glens Falls Red Wings hockey team and the Lake George Association. He was actively involved in his church and community. He travelled often, but had a love of the water and the northeast that never let him stray far from his Lake George home.
Mr. Bernard was an avid skier, boater, motorcyclist and golfer. He loved dancing and entertaining at the lake. He was diagnosed with leukemia in the fall of 2007, but his passion for life and the support of his longtime companion provided him with the opportunity to enjoy his family and friends for many years.
He is survived by his sweetheart and best friend Cynthia Houston; three daughters, Sandra Salesses and her husband Jack of Gainesville, Fla., Sheila Carrell and her husband Karey of Silsbee, Texas, and Deborah Bernard of Glens Falls, N.Y.; two sons, William Bernard Jr. and his wife Debi of Walkill, N.Y., and Steven Bernard and his wife Tommy of Eden Prairie, Minn.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lucien Bernard of Kodiak, Alaska, Richard Bernard of San Bernardino, Calif., and David Bernard and his wife Pam of Little River; one sister, Jackie Williams of Fort Smith, Ark.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A christian funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. in his honor on Saturday, Dec. 27, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Myrtle Beach.
The family had a time of gathering after the service at The Community Life Center of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Myrtle Beach. A mass of committal and celebration of his life will also be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lake George in the spring.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital (www. stjude.org or 800-822-6344).
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christopher Lee Waddell
Christopher Lee Waddell, 26, of Loris passed away on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.
Born on Aug. 7, 1988, in Conway, he was the son of Tommy Lee Waddell and Myra J. Gore.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, the Rev. Elbert L. Waddell.
Mr. Waddell, affectionately known as “Critter”, was a very humble, loving young man with a wonderful personality.  He loved the Lord, was a prayer warrior, read his Bible every day and was faithful to Loris First Baptist Church. He loved his parents and grandparents, was a best friend to his brothers and was devoted to the love of his life, Mary Reagan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing pool.
Mr. Waddell was a three sport star athlete in high school, graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in history and was currently pursuing a degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist. He worked for several years with the Loris Recreation Department.
Survivors include his father, Tommy Lee Waddell of Loris; his mother, Myra J. Gore and her husband Donnie of Conway; two brothers, Matthew J. Waddell and his wife Emily of Conway and Miles T. Waddell of Loris; his paternal grandmother, Irene Worley Waddell of Whiteville, N.C.; his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Dollie Todd of Conway; the love of his life, Mary Reagan Holt Floyd; two uncles, Dr. Bobby D. Waddell of Whiteville and Terry Collins and his wife Kathryn of Glen Allen, Va.; three aunts, Debra J. Holcomb, Sandra G. Ward and her husband Harold, all of Whiteville, and Karen Stevens and her husband Mitchell of Loris; and 13 cousins, Cheox, Zack, Jason, Laura, Julia, Kyle, Josh, Ashley, Mandy, Gina, Cassie, Matthew and Dakota.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, at Loris First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby D. Waddell and Dr. Jim Mezick officiating. Burial followed in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to South Whiteville Baptist Church, 1205 Pinckney St., Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 25, 2014 EDITION
Elizabeth F. Adams
Elizabeth F. Adams, 87, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 23, 1927, in Camden, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Laura Folker Foulon.
She was predeceased by her husband, Hunter D. Adams Jr.
Mrs. Adams is survived by two children, Eric David Adams and Cynthia Adams, both of Carolina Shores.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Arlington National Cemetery.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
    
Wilbur Luther Carter
Wilbur Luther Carter, 77, of Longs passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Vibra Hospital of Charleston following an illness.
Born on Nov. 29, 1937, in Longs, he was the son of John L. Carter and Annie Mae Carter.
Mr. Carter retired from the state highway department where he worked as a machine operator. He was a lifetime member of Mt. Leon Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Kay West Carter of the home; two sons, Anthony W. Carter and his wife Danette and Eston C. Carter and his wife Janice, all of Longs; four grandchildren, Madison Carter, Dayton Carter, Weston Carter and Rylee Thompson; and one sister, Versie West and her husband “J.T.” of Loris.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Mt. Leon Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Steven Tyler and the Rev. Lebron Crisp officiating. The family received friends immediately following the committal service at Mt. Leon Baptist Church Fellowship Hall and other times at Anthony Carter’s home.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Leon Baptist Church, 9801 Hwy. 905 S., Longs, S.C. 29568.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Marshal Allen Grey
Marshall Allen Grey passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in his home in North Myrtle Beach. “Big Al” as he was known, lived in North Myrtle Beach for many years, residing in the Cherry Grove, Ocean Drive and Crescent Beach sections. He was 63 years old.
He is survived by his daughter, Loren Grey McLaughlin of Boca Raton, Fla.; and son Allen and other of Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va.
Big Al was an avid motorcyclist and was known throughout the Grand Strand as a friendly, people person who liked to greet and chat with everyone.
He was an Army veteran, whose cause of support was the POW/MIA issue. He proudly flew the black flag next to his beloved stars and stripes.
He has left many loving friends throughout North Myrtle Beach, Little River and Myrtle Beach.
A service is being planned for mid-January 2015 with the time and date to be announced later.

Andrew Mark Keenan
Andrew Mark Keenan, 24, of Longs died on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.
Born on March 3, 1990, in Harrisburg, Pa., he was the son of Mark H. and Kathy Herschell Keenan.
Other than his parents of Longs, he is survived by one daughter, Ryleigh Keenan; one brother, Brandon Keenan; and one sister, Mallory Keenan and her fiancé Shannon Deitche.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, at Waterbrook Community Church. Burial will follow at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Waterbrook Community Church, 86 Cloverleaf Drive, Suite 206, Longs, S.C. 29568.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Alice Kiff–Luckenbach
Alice Kiff–Luckenbach, 78, of Little River passed away on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence following a brief illness.
Born on June 20, 1936, in Wayland, N.Y., she was the daughter of Walter and Flora Lander. She had one older brother, Donald Lander.
She was predeceased by her husband, Everett Kiff.
Following her high school graduation from Wayland, Mrs. Kiff-Luckenbach earned her degree in education at the State University of Buffalo which she put into practice when she began her first teaching position in home economics at Haverling High School in Bath, N.Y. It was during this time she met Everett, also a teacher at Haverling, and the two were married. She was a loving mother, a caring wife and always active in her community. She volunteered at Ira Davenport Hospital in Bath and hosted a number of youth activities, but her greatest passion was sewing. She gave great joy to numerous people throughout the years in the form of her craft through creating wedding dresses, clothing, housewares and other hand sewn items for friends, family and neighbors. Her skill and creativity at the sewing machine was unparalleled as well as her favorite pastime.  
Mrs. Kiff-Luckenbach completed her teaching career in Hammondsport, N.Y., where she spent many successful years as a home economics teacher. After retirement, she and Everett spent their retirement years traveling and seeing the world from their new home base in Little River. She continued to sew, but also enjoyed painting, travel and participating in community events in the Royal Estates community where she made her home.
Following the passing of Everett, Alice went on to wed her high school beau, Donald Luckenbach. The two also made their home in Little River and enjoyed traveling, various shows and neighborhood activities.
She is survived by one son, Mark E. Kiff and his wife Angelika Kiff; one daughter, Kimberly A. Kiff; three grandsons; Dennis A. Kiff, Stephen A. Kiff and Cameron L. Kiff; and her second husband, Donald Luckenbach.
Services will be held at a later date.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ernest S. Laird
Ernest S. Laird, 77, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at home with his family by his side.
Born on Jan. 1, 1937, in Crisfield, Md., he was the son of the late Stanley F. and Adrienne Ford Laird.
Mr. Laird was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran. He moved to North Myrtle Beach from New Jersey in 1977 and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Webber Laird; three daughters, Linda, Laura and Lisa; nine grandchildren; one brother, Stanley F. Laird Jr. of Florida; and one sister, Debbie Matherly of Houston, Texas.
There will be no services at this time.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Eloise Chestnut Little
Eloise Chestnut Little, 92, of Longs passed away on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on June 2, 1922, in Conway, she was the daughter of Archie Chestnut and Dell Ricks Chestnut.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Leroy Little; and many loving brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Little was a loving homemaker and  a longtime member of Buck Creek Baptist Church in Longs.
Survivors include two daughters, Norma Jean Ford and her husband Boyd R. Ford Jr. of Loris and Kathy L. Kelley and her husband Donald G. Kelley Sr. of North Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren, Boyd Ford III of Loris, Donald G. Kelley Jr. and his wife Laura of North Myrtle Beach, Cissy Kelley Ellis and her husband Todd of Columbia and Hollie Kelley Mosack and her husband Glenn of Charlotte, N.C.; 10 great-grandchildren, Bailey Brooks Ford, Joseph Kelley, Jacob Kelley, Trace Kelley, Logan Ellis, Graham Ellis, Blake Ellis, Braxton Parker, Morgan Parker and Parker Mosack; three step-great-grandchildren, Nathan Bell, Miranda Bell and Trey Gordy.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Larry Allen officiating.  The family received friends immediately following the committal service at Mrs. Little’s home in Longs.
Memorials may be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church, 11483 Hwy. 905 N., Longs, S.C. 29568.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

William Jennings Livingston
William Jennings Livingston, 86, of Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on Nov. 12, 1928, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Joseph Carr and Maude Elizabeth Gore Livingston.
Mr. Livingston graduated from the University of Georgia, served one term as mayor pro tem of North Myrtle Beach and one year as president of the Lions Club. He owned and operated The Village Shop on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach for 16 years. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach and a member of the Dunes Club.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruby E. Gerrald Livingston.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Entombment followed the funeral service at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach, 200 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Edward N. Miller
Edward N. Miller, 85, of Calabash, N.C., died on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Feb. 17, 1929, in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of the late James Ray and Nellie Abie Stieffel Miller.
He was predeceased by one sister, Mae.
Mr. Miller was a veteran, serving as a military policeman in Berlin, Germany.  He retired to Calabash after 32 years with NCR.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Deanne Howland Miller; two daughters, Kathryn (Kevin) and Jenny (Randy); and three grandchildren, Rachel, Martin and Isaac.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date by his family.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Sadie E. Murphy
Sadie E. Murphy, 78, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at her home.
Born on June 5, 1936, in Lexington, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Bertha Cope.
Mrs. Murphy is survived by one son, Dennis Murphy; one daughter, Kimberly Lynn Murphy; one sister, Betty Jane Wardlaw; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial was private with the family on Saturday, Dec. 20, at Holly Hill Cemetery in Thomasville, N.C.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Vivian Bohan Butler Robichaud
Vivian Bohan Butler Robichaud, 90, of New Bern, N.C., formerly of Connecticut, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House.
She was predeceased by two husbands, John William Butler and Matthurin Sylvester Robichaud; and two sons, John “Jack” Francis Butler and David William Butler.
Mrs. Robichaud enjoyed her golden years with dear friends in North Myrtle Beach before moving to McCarthy Court in New Bern to be near her family.
Her fondest memories included dancing, walking on the beach and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with friends and family.
She is survived by one son, James “Jim” Patrick Butler of Cottageville; seven grandchildren, Marie Butler Phillips, Joanne Butler Jackson, Christie Butler Calvin, John Patrick Butler, Sean Butler, Brittany Butler and Chelsea Butler; many great-grandchildren; and her dear niece, Maureen Sioch.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 1100 8th Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Colonial Capital Humane Society, P.O. Box 326, New Bern, N.C. 28563.
Online condolences may be made at www.cottenfuneralhome.com.
Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory of New Bern is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 18, 2014 EDITION
Kathleen ‘Kay’ Marie Steudler Costanzo
Kathleen “Kay” Marie Steudler Costanzo, 88, of Murrells Inlet passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, surrounded by people who loved her.
Born on Aug. 23, 1926, in Johnsonburg, Pa., she was the daughter of George and Florence Steudler. She was the oldest of eight children.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Costanzo; one granddaughter, Wendy Costanzo; and four brothers, George Steudler, Clyde “Gene” Steudler, Gerald Steudler and Donald Steudler.
Mrs. Costanzo attended the Rolf School in Johnsonburg, Johnsonburg High School and Saint Francis School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pa.
She married Frank “Jolly” Angelo Costanzo in 1947, and they raised five children who she called her greatest blessings.  She was a devoted homemaker.
As a registered nurse, Mrs. Costanzo served as a hospice volunteer and a volunteer with the Red Cross for 20 years. She belonged to DuBois Area Nurses’ Association and was honored as Nurse of the Year. She participated for nearly 40 years in the first Nurses’ Health Study.
A member of Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in DuBois, Pa., she served in the Legion of Mary and sang in the choir.
She enjoyed walking, reading and crocheting. Mrs. Costanzo was an artist who loved painting, drawing and ceramics.
Beloved by many, she will be dearly missed by all who have shared their lives with her.
She is survived by five children, Joe Costanzo of Surfside Beach, Kathleen Pitzer of Pine Knolls Shores, N.C., Rosaleen Bierwagen of Surfside Beach, Valerie Lepko of Greensboro, N.C., and Amy Kline of Little River; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Violet Mae Clerkin of Erie, Pa., Florence “Topper” Tripodi of Indian Lakes Estates, Fla., and Paul Steudler of Pittsburgh.
A prayer service in her memory was held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, 572 Cypress Ave., Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Lillian Pait Fornonzini
Lillian Pait Fornonzini, 83, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born on Jan. 7, 1931, in Southern Pines N.C., she was the fourth and youngest child of the late Minnie Mae and Neil Judson Pait.
To most who knew her she was “Lil”, but to her family she was “Gooder”, a name given by her first granddaughter, Abby, who at the time was too young to pronounce grandmother.
As a young girl the family moved to the rural community of Center Road, N.C., to enjoy the country life, particularly fresh cow’s milk. In an ironic twist the cow was never acquired, but her life at Center Road was remembered fondly in many wonderful and comical stories.
Mrs. Fornonzini enjoyed performing in high school plays and further enjoyed reminiscing with her family about her dramatic roles.
She met her first husband, Jerome Edward Floyd of Fair Bluff, N.C., on the campus of North Carolina State University where she worked in the bookstore and he was an engineering student. They were married in 1951 and had three children, Karen, Jef and Michael, whom they loved dearly. Over the course of their marriage they lived throughout the continental U.S. and for two years in Yokosuka, Japan, the birthplace of their first son Jef.  
She married her second husband, Ben Fornonzini, in 1971 in Raleigh, N.C. They spent the next 42 years together enjoying many special times until Ben’s passing in March 2014.
After moving to North Myrtle Beach in 1983 to retire, she and her husband Ben Fornonzini instead continued their successful personal financial services company in the North Myrtle Beach area, later joined by her youngest son, Michael, in 1987. She was a longtime and faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one sister, Winnifred Pait French; and two brothers, Henry Pait and Neil Judson Pait Jr.
She is survived by one daughter, Karen Floyd; two sons, Jef Floyd and Michael Floyd; three step-daughters, Faith Ahrling and their respective spouses Daniel Serrano, Tammy Dellinger, Sherrie Floyd and Keith Ahrling; five grandchildren, Abby Brown, Lillian Hoover, Henry Wallace, Tyler Floyd and Lauren Floyd; two step-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Morgan and Mackenzie Morgan; two great-grandchildren, Frances and Madylin; three nieces, Mary Margaret Redmond, Marilyn Fish and Susan Gardner; and two nephews, Spanky Pait and Neil Pait.
Through the convolutions of life since her diagnosis 15 months ago, the family worked together to advocate on her behalf, manage her care and in the later days as her illness progressed, make her as comfortable as possible in her home. She did not wish to leave her home for a medical facility and her three children and their spouses worked tirelessly to fulfill her wish.  She passed away peacefully in her sleep, in her bed at home.
The family would like to thank all the medical care providers, Mary Margaret Redmond, Becky Williams, Laura Kosinski and Regency Hospice for their invaluable help in the final months caring for Mrs. Fornonzini in her home.
A funeral was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Trinity United Methodist Church with a viewing held at 2:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Burial followed the service at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 373, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Linda Cartee Floyd Harrell
Linda Cartee Floyd Harrell, 60, of Ballentine passed away on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.
Born on July 25, 1954, in Rocky Mount, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Evelyn Cartee and was raised by the late A.B. Floyd and Mary Floyd Rogers.
Mrs. Harrell grew up in Myrtle Beach, married Jeff and moved to Irmo where they raised their family. She, better known as “Grammy” to her grandkids, was a great wife, mother, sister, grandmother and homemaker. She and Jeff were high school sweethearts and were married for 41 years. She was a Christian and a member of Dutch Fork Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Jeffery L. Harrell Sr. of Chapin; two daughters, Melissa Harrell Wober (Christian) of Lumberton, N.C., and Summer Harrell Hayes (Chris) of Roswell, Ga.; one son, Jeffery L. Harrell Jr. (Sarah) of Summerville; three brothers, Chuck Floyd (Nellie), David Floyd (Sharon) and Joel Floyd, all of North Myrtle Beach; one sister, Jeannie Floyd Stanko (Gary) of Anniston, Ala.; five grandchildren, Alex Wober, Sydney Wober, Jack Hayes, Parker Hayes and Sawyer Hayes; her mother-in-law, Dorothy L. Harrell of North Myrtle Beach; her Boxer and special friend, Ruthie; and many nieces and nephews.
The Harrell family would like to thank Hospice of South Carolina for their excellent care.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, at Dutch Fork Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dutch Fork Baptist Church in Irmo.
Family and friends may share condolences or memories at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
Dunbar Funeral Home of Columbia served the family.

John Barry Mills
John Barry Mills, 64, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.
Born on Dec. 2, 1950, in Loris, he was a son of Doris W. and the late Joseph Lynwood Mills.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, the late Wilbur Wright and Elvie G. Wright; his paternal grandparents, John L. and Beulah Coleman Mills; and his father, Joseph Lynwood Mills.
Mr. Mills  was a graduate of Tabor City High School. He attended Wingate College and worked for several years at E.I. DuPont in Leland, N.C., before joining his family’s jewelry business, The Jewelry Tree. He loved to fish and hunt and truly enjoyed God’s gift of the great outdoors.
In addition to his mother of Tabor City he is survived by one son, Chris Mills of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; one daughter, Blair Mills of Lumberton, N.C.; two brothers, Dr. Mike Mills and his wife Barbara and Dr. Chuck Mills and his wife Kim, all of Loris; one aunt, Drucilla Josephs (Bill) of Loris; several nieces and nephews; and his special love, Juanita Jordan and her family.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City. The family received friends after the service at the graveside.
Memorials may be made to Crossfire Ministries International, 31 College Place, Suite E-102, Asheville, N.C. 28801.
The family expresses sincere gratitude to Dr. Emily Touloukian and the staff at the Coastal Cancer Center and the staff at Loris Rehab and Nursing Center for the compassionate care they provided Mr. Mills during his illness.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Basil A. ‘Boomer’ Needham Jr.
Basil A. “Boomer” Needham Jr., 86, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at home with his family at his side.
Born on July 14, 1928, in Waltham, Mass., he was the son of the late Basil A. and Elizabeth Lassiter Needham Sr.
He was predeceased by one sister, Cynthia Needham.
Mr. Needham graduated from the United States Merchant Marine academy in Kings Point in 1950. After graduation he sailed aboard several major cruise lines as a first officer. He then began his career with the U.S. Department of Labor in New York which led to being appointed the First Regional Director of OSHA in the Southeast region. After 20 years of service with the Federal Government, he retired to Calabash, N.C., where he enjoyed 25 years of retirement.
To answer the question, “Where did the nickname Boomer come from?”. As a child he was seen hurling a boomerang around the family home and his sister proceeded to yell “put that boomer down”, hence the nickname ‘Boomer’.
Among many of his hobbies, sailing was his first, where he met his wife, Doerthe, racing Comets on the Long Island Sound.  His love for golf had many memorable moments including three holes in one and playing in a golf tournament at Coldstream Country Club in Irmo where he won a car. He coordinated 10 years of the King’s Point annual golf tournament held in North Carolina.
During Mr. Needham’s first 15 years of retirement, he enjoyed working at local golf courses as a starter and a ranger while golfing with various men’s leagues that included plenty of friendly wagers.  His joy of the water led to retiring near the ocean to enjoy the beach and boating with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doerthe Boehmer Needham; three sons, Peter, Basil III and Dirk; one daughter, Priscilla; two brothers, Richard and Robert; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society for Lung Cancer, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

John William Newton
John William Newton, 54, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, losing his hard fought battle with ALS at his home.
Born on March 25, 1960, in Anderson, he was a son of the late Rattie Randolph and Winona Burden Newton.
Mr. Newton graduated from McDuffie High School and attended Tri County Tech. He was primarily self-employed in landscaping, building maintenance and construction. He was a member of Oakdale Baptist Church in Townville. He attended Renovation Church in Longs.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Melissa (Lisa) Pless Newton; one son, John (Will) Newton and his daughter Kathryn Grayce Newton of the home; one daughter, Jessica and son-in-law Jarred Hart of San Diego, Calif.; and one brother, Randy Newton of Townville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, in the chapel of  Lee Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
A graveside service and burial will be held at  2 p.m. in New Silverbrook Cemetery in  Anderson. The family will be at the home of John’s dear aunt and uncle, John and Johnnie Apinis, following the service.
In lieu of flowers you may honor John by contributions  to Oakdale Baptist Church, 6724 Hwy. 24, Townville, S.C. 29689; Renovation Church, 2310 Hwy. 9, Longs, S.C. 29568; or Myrtle Beach ALS Support Group, 5575 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29588.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Joe Roundy
Joe Roundy, 71, of Carolina Shores, N.C., passed away on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, after a three-year battle with liver cancer.
He was born on Jan. 28, 1943, in Rome, N.Y.
Mr. Roundy served in the Air Force after high school. He spent 30 years working for IBM, a career that brought him to Sterling, Va., and for four years to Frankfurt, Germany.
He and his wife Joey moved to Carolina Shores in 2005, where he dedicated himself to golfing and enjoying time with friends.
“If you’re having fun, that’s all that matters,” was Joe’s motto, and he was the boisterous center of any party. He always had a beer in his hand, a smile on his face and a joke for anyone who walked past. He was a dedicated member of American Legion Post 503 in Calabash, where he organized food drives and took charge of the grill at cookouts. He was also a member of the Elks and the VFW.
He travelled extensively across Europe and around the world, although his favorite spot was in the Swiss Alps. He insisted on leaving on trips at 6 a.m. or as close to it as possible, and his ability to pack suitcases into tiny spaces was legendary. He refused to let his illness slow him down much to the frustration of friends  and family. He continued traveling, bowling and drinking beer long after his diagnosis.
In addition to his wife of 47 years, he is survived by two sons, Bill and John; one daughter-in-law, Laura Welsh; three grandsons, Kieran, Evan and Quinn; two brothers, Don and Bob; four sisters, Joan Woods, Joyce McKevitt, LuAnn Manley and Marilyn Light; and an incredible number of friends.
A celebration of his life will take place on his birthday, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel in Shallotte, N.C.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte is serving the family.

Kelly M. Saitta
Kelly M. Saitta, 40, of Longs died on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Sept. 3, 1974, in New Brunswick, N.J., she was the daughter of Frederick and Denise Garidaldi Kronemeyer.
Other than her parents, she is survived by four children, Collin Saitta Jones, Amanda Kronemeyer, Kyla Saitta and Casey Ralth; one sister, Dana Browne; and her companion and friend, Maurice Jones.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Eugene M. Sanborn
Eugene M. Sanborn, 75, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in the home he built surrounded by his loving family.
Born on June 30, 1939, in Staten Island, N.Y., he was the son of the late Eugene B. and Anna C. Halpin Sanborn.
He was predeceased by one sister, Patricia Ferrieri.
Known to his family as beloved “Pop”, Mr. Sanborn was a humble and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a talented athlete, sports enthusiast and an avid golfer.  
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jean; three sons, Eugene, Michael and Christopher; four daughters, Susan Cannizzaro, Linda Colletti, Theresa Malandro and Jean Corbett; two brothers, Richard and Robert; 28 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends for one hour prior to the mass. A memorial mass and inurnment will be at a later date in St. Mary’s Church in Staten Island.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic School, 1760 Living Stones Lane, Longs, S.C. 29568.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 11, 2014 EDITION
Lottie Williams Adams
Lottie Williams Adams, 100, of Longs passed away on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.
Born on Sept. 7, 1914, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Rev. William “Berry” Williams and the late Sallie Todd Williams.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Quincey “Quince” Adams; three sisters, Ernie W. Faircloth, Velma “Ted” W. Causey and Ollene W. Holmes; five brothers, George P. Williams, Dewey M. Williams, James Ausby Williams, F. J. Williams and the Rev. Bill Williams; and a very special niece, Diane T. Holmes.
Mrs. Adams and her husband lived in the Wampee community of Horry County all her life and was known by all. She was a faithful and loving wife for over 60 years. Although she never gave birth, she was a mother and grandmother to an entire community and family for over 100 years. She loved her church.  Mrs. Adams leaves us with a legacy of love, devotion and class.
Survivors include one special nephew, W.L. Holmes of Longs; one special niece, Robin Tompkins of Conway; one sister, Pauline W. Tompkins of Conway; one brother, W.A. ”Junior” Williams Jr. of Conway; one special great-nephew, Jamie W. Holmes and his wife Ashley of Longs; one special great-niece, Amy H. Richardson and her husband Bryan of Conway; and many other nieces and nephews.
Mr. and Mrs. Adams were “Uncle Quince” and “Aunt Lottie” to so many and will always be. She will remain in all their hearts and she loved you all.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, at Sharon Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Williams, the Rev. Dennis Williams and the Rev. Larry Sawyer officiating.  Burial followed in the Edge Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sharon Baptist Church, 4217 Hwy. 90, Longs, S.C. 29568 and Agape Hospice, 2320 Hwy. 378, Conway, S.C. 29527.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

James W. ‘Floyd’ Anderson
James W. “Floyd” Anderson, 81, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on Dec. 22, 1932, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of the late James Jefferson Anderson Sr. and Rebecca Isadora Williamson Anderson.
Mr. Anderson served his country with honor and courage in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning home, he worked as a farmer and in construction but will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Georgiana Anderson of the home; four sons, the Rev. Alex Evan Anderson and his wife Kimberly of Bradenton, Fla., Christian Anderson and his wife Jennifer of Loris, Dr. A. Shane Anderson and his wife Stephanie of Greensboro, N.C., and Estley Anderson and his wife Rebecca of Myrtle Beach; one daughter, LaRinda Massey and her husband Todd of Loris; 14 loving grandchildren; three loving great-grandchildren; one brother, James Jefferson Anderson Jr. and his wife Margaret of Loris; and two sisters, Margaret A. Mincey of Longs and Mary Strickland and her husband Roger of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ross Altman officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

James Robert Paul ‘Bubba’ Brinegar
James Robert Paul “Bubba” Brinegar, 31, of Little River passed peacefully on to heaven on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at his parents’ home. He died from malignant melanoma.
Born on Dec. 10, 1982, he was the son of Jim and Angie Brinegar.
Mr. Brinegar lived a very short, but full life. He loved to fish and especially go to the Florida Keys and Marco Island in Florida to engage in his favorite pastime. He never met a stranger and was kind to all. He had a keen sense of humor, great wit and could make all laugh easily. Although his departure from us so early is painful, because of his faith in Jesus Christ we know he lives on eternally and one day we will be with him again in the land of eternal day.
In addition to his loving parents he is survived by one beloved sister, Sarah (“best sissie ever”) and her husband Bryan Warren; his beloved fiancée, Chante’ Williams and her children Caz, Dax and Savanna; his paternal grandparents, Bob and Pat Brinegar; his maternal grandmother, Sara Staines; many aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins who loved him very much, especially cousin Patty Alvarez, who ministered to him with the family during his illness.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the entire staff of Coastal Cancer Center for their love and support during this time. Also thanks to the many friends and family, both near and far, who prayed for him faithfully and reached out with words of encouragement and love.  
A celebration of his life was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Lee Funeral Home.  The family received friends after the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory to his fiancée, Chanté Williams, Education Fund, c/o First Citizens Bank, 601 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.

Josephine L. Clark
Josephine L. Clark, 81, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Mrs. Clark was an adventurer of life, always coloring outside the lines. She loved gathering her friends and family to celebrate life, nourishing all with laughter and her fabulous meals.
She enjoyed camping, boating, gardening and especially traveling.
As a gifted artist she has shared the importance of seeing and creating beauty in everything around us. The wonder of her art expressed the charm of her soul. She was a devoted wife and mother.
Survivors include the love of her life for 64 years, Richard E. Clark; four children, Michael E. Clark (Diane), Steven D. Clark (Martha), Margaret Clark and Richard E. Clark Jr.; six grandchildren, Michelle, K.C., Eryn, Carrie, Brett and Evan; eight great-grandchildren; her dearest friend, Shirley Taylor; and her beloved dog, Gabby.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Doris B. Clemons
Doris B. Clemons, 74, of Little River died on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Dec. 14, 1939, in Shelby, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Boyd D. and Vergie Moore Bridges.
She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene “Not” Clemons.
Mrs. Clemons is survived by her family, Sonny E. Clemons (Billie Faye), Benji Clemons, Tammy Clemons and Lynn Pugh.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, at Living Water Baptist Church in Longs. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Living Water Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1569 Hwy. 9 E., Longs, S.C. 29568.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Thomas Anthony ‘Tom’ Donovan
Thomas Anthony “Tom” Donovan, 84, of Little River passed away on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River from complications of pancreatic cancer.
Born on Jan. 29, 1930, at Union Hospital in Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of Thomas and Doris Donovan.
He was predeceased by his wife in 1996, Dorothy; one sister, Frances Bennett; and one brother, Robert Donovan.
Mr. Donovan graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in 1948. In 1950 he joined the United States Navy and boarded the U.S.S. Oriskany CVA 34, an aircraft carrier deployed to fight in the Korean War. He worked on the flight deck as a plane handler until 1954. After returning from duty, he enrolled in college at Fordham University in the Bronx and graduated in 1958. He married Dorothy Ann Colby on Jan. 21, 1956, at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in the Bronx. In 1973 they moved to Brewster, N.Y. Mr. Donovan retired from the Carmel, N.Y., Post Office in 1997.
He retired to Little River in 2005 where he lived happily with his loving companion of 15 years, Edna Horner. He was a member of American Legion #186 in Little River, the VFW #7288 in Calabash, N.C., and Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Beach Isle, N.C. He was was an avid coin collector and enjoyed woodworking. Mr. Donovan was a wonderful husband and generous and loving father. He was adored by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed.
He is survived by three daughters, Gerianne Beers, Eileen O’Fallon and Nancy Gaston; and eight grandchildren, Kimberlee Beers, John Beers, Daniel Beers, Rylie O’Fallon, Delaney O’Fallon, Russell Gaston, Emilie Gaston and Matthew Gaston.
Services will be held at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River on Friday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Grover Randy ‘The Rolling Stone’ Faircloth
Grover Randy “The Rolling Stone” Faircloth, 65, of Conway passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at his home following a brief illness.
Born on Aug. 21, 1949, in Longs, he was the son of the late Eugene and Gertrude Lottie Hardee Faircloth.
Mr. Faircloth served in the United States Army in Vietnam and was a long distance trucker for more than 40 years. He enjoyed camping with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Rebecca Ann Ward Faircloth; seven children, Bridget (Scott) Hucks, Stacey (James) Grimsley, Sherry (Frank) Anderson, Trudy (Bill) Hastings, Penny (Mark) Branton, Dean (Patricia) Lancaster and Kristi (Villard) Lancaster; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one aunt, Cleona Gore; one uncle, Henry Hardee; many cousins; and one niece.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Faith Baptist Church in Aynor officiated by the Rev. Andy Bell. Burial followed in Buck Creek Baptist Church cemetery in Longs. The family received friends at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5.
Memorial donations may be made to www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Paula Lynnwood Kiser Gallagher
Paula Lynnwood Kiser Gallagher, 68, of Little River died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.
Born on Nov. 16, 1946, in Hendersonville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Paul Douglas Kiser and Margaret Livingston Kiser.
Mrs. Gallagher was a graduate of TC Roberson High School in Asheville, N.C., and East Tennessee State University. Her love of the beach would draw her to live for the last 30 years in North Myrtle Beach and Little River.
Survivors include one son, George D. (Allison Mancini) Gallagher of Columbia; one daughter, Sarah Gallagher (Matthew) Pendleton of Charleston; one brother, Daniel Livingston (Joanne) Kiser of Charlotte, N.C.; and five grandchildren, George D. Gallagher Jr., Margaret Page Gallagher, Leila Arden Gallagher, Anna Ross Pendleton and Phoebe Lynnwood Pendleton.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at St. John Episcopal Church in Columbia with the Rev. J. Fletcher Montgomery and the Rev. Scott R. Fleischer officiating. The family received friends following the service in Heyward Hall.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201.
Shives Funeral Home of Columbia served the family.

Karen Lynn Graham
Karen Lynn Graham, 52, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.
Born on Sept. 19, 1962, in Loris, she was the daughter of Mildred “Mickie” Sides Graham and the late Walin J. Graham Sr.
Miss Graham was a member of Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church where she served as a children’s Sunday School teacher in the past. She worked as an administrative assistant with the Horry County Assessor’s office. She loved being an aunt, enjoyed spending time with her family and was a very giving person.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, are one brother, W. J. Graham Jr. of Loris; two sisters, Pat G. Williams and her husband Ronnie and Donna G. Blanton and her husband Dale, all of Loris; three nephews, Jay Graham and his wife Lynn, Patrick Williams and his fiancé Khrissa Purkey and Jason Blanton; three nieces, Allyson Williams and her husband Jeremy, Sarah Johnson and her husband Hunter and Hannah Cox and her husband Austin; three great-nephews, Mason Williams, A. J. Graham and Quinn Johnson; and one great-niece, Leah Williams.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark George and Dr. Wayne Brown officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church, 937 Green Sea Road S., Loris, S.C. 29569 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Walin J. Graham Sr.
Walin J. Graham Sr., 90, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.
Born on July 29, 1924, in Loris, he was the son of the late Sumpter Marion Graham and Lola Harrelson Graham.
He was predeceased by five brothers, Herman Graham, Austin Graham, Braxton Graham, Dale Graham and Adolphus Graham; and two sisters, Eunice Cox and Ruby Beaver.
Mr. Graham was a member of Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church where he served in many capacities including deacon and trustee.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he received the Purple Heart. He also fought in North Africa and Italy. Mr. Graham was a farmer and a licensed plumbing and electrical contractor.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mildred “Mickie” Sides Graham of the home; one son, W.J. Graham Jr. of Loris; three daughters, Pat G. Williams and her husband Ronnie, Donna G. Blanton and her husband Dale and Karen L. Graham, all of Loris; two brothers, Eldon Graham and his wife Lillie Mae of North Charleston and Eugene Graham and his wife Lucille of Loris; six grandchildren, Jay Graham and his wife Lynn, Patrick Williams and his fiancé Khrissa Purkey, Allyson Williams and her husband Jeremy, Sarah Johnson and her husband Hunter, Jason Blanton and Hannah Cox and her husband Austin; four great-grandchildren, Mason Williams, A.J. Graham, Leah Williams and Quinn Johnson; and family caregiver, Regina Hemingway.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark George and Dr. Wayne Brown officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church, 937 Green Sea Road S., Loris, S.C. 29569 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Daniel Holland
Daniel Holland, 56, of Longs died on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on May 15, 1958, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert and Lola Jean Gibson Holland.
Mr. Holland is survived by two children, Daniel Holland and Carla Blon, both of Pennsylvania; one brother, Robert Holland; one sister, Ruth Greenwald; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Lordsway Baptist Church.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

James Wayne Hughes
James Wayne Hughes, 70, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at his home following a short illness.
Born on Sept. 13, 1944, in Loris, he was the son of the Rev. Thomas Edward Hughes and Amanda Pauline Housand Hughes.
Hughes served his country with courage and honor in the United States Army National Guard, after which he owned and operated a convenience store and later worked as a hardware store manager. Mr. Hughes was an active member of New Home Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years.
Survivors include his wife of almost 50 years, Clara Barnhill Hughes of the home; one son, Franklin Wayne Hughes of Conway; one grandson, Mitchell W. Hughes and his wife Kaitlyn of Loris; two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie R. Hughes and Addison Hughes, both of Loris; one brother, Hal Hughes Sr. and his wife Ann of Loris; and one sister, Shirley Shannon of Loris.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one granddaughter, Morgan LeAnne Hughes; four brothers, Lenford Hughes, Douglas Hughes, Windell Hughes and Ricky Hughes; and one sister, Brenda Stevens.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at New Home Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Thompson and the Rev. Roger Chestnut officiating. Committal services followed at the Thomas Hughes Family Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to New Home Baptist Church, 1665 Hwy. 139, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Elba Fulk Joyce
Elba Fulk Joyce, 75, of Little River passed away on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.
Born on July 7, 1939, in Pinnacle, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Solomon B. and Ethel Key Fulk.
Mrs. Joyce was a former waitress at the Holland House Restaurant in Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by her husband, Lester “L.B” Joyce; three sons, Lester B. “Monte” Joyce Jr., Chris L. Joyce and his wife Anna and David Noel Joyce and his wife Karen; one brother, S.B. Fulk Jr.; two sisters, Joan Key-Osborne and Vivia Tilly; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the funeral home.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Sallie Marie Moore Loveland
Sallie Marie Moore Loveland, 69, of Nichols passed away on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at her home with her son Scott Loveland and dearest friend Lydia Conway at her side following a long battle with breast cancer.
Born on Sept. 8, 1945, in Savannah, Ga., she was the daughter of the late John Pearly Moore and the late Cottie Anderson Moore.
Mrs. Loveland was a graduate of Winthrop University and a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church. She enjoyed teaching, volunteering, antiquing, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She particularly enjoyed traveling and during her 20s extensively toured the British Isles, Western Europe, Mexico, Russia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Japan. She worked 28 years for the state of South Carolina, both for the Clemson Extension Service and the Horry County School System. During her tenure with the school system she founded the now well-established Culinary Arts program at the Academy for Technology and Academics in Conway.
Survivors include three sons, Scott Moore Loveland and his wife Kristen Loveland of Charleston, Patrick Gray Loveland of Charleston and Christopher Daniel Loveland and his wife Jawleh Loveland of Lexington; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Loveland, Madeline Loveland and Sophia Loveland; and one brother, Dr. John Luther Moore and Arlene Moore of Camden.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Spring Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Vipperman officiating. Burial followed in Spring Branch Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation at www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-donations or Spring Branch Baptist Church, 6710 Church Loop, Nichols, S.C. 29581.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

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

Darrell D. ‘Perk’ Perkins
Darrell D. “Perk” Perkins, 92, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on March 19, 1922, in Salisbury, N.C., he was the son of the late Darrell Dempsey and Melbourn Davis Perkins.
He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Josephine K. Perkins; and one daughter, Sharon Hope Perkins Challis.
Mr. Perkins attended Wake Forest University and graduated from Furman University.  He was a World War II veteran and worked for 33 years as a manager at Lockheed Georgia Aircraft in Marietta, Ga.
He was active as a lay preacher in the Baptist church and ordained a deacon in 1947 in the First Baptist Church in Salisbury. He subsequently served as a deacon in three other Baptist churches. He was on the Marietta City Board of Education for 14 years, chair for two terms, and was active in several other civic organizations. At the age of 52, he earned a Masters in Educational Administration from Georgia State University.
He is survived by one son, Darrell “Davis” Perkins Jr. and his wife Ying Perkins of Ossining, N.Y.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his loving companion, Sadie T. Shannon.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the North Myrtle Beach Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 555, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Eula Rowell Stone
Eula Rowell Stone of Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.
She was the daughter of the late William James Rowell and Annie Herring Rowell.
She was predeceased by the love of her life, Isaac “Ike” McDuffie Stone Jr.; five sisters, Louise B. Hester, Ethel Rowell, Julian Devon Rowell, Edith H. Stevens and Annie Lee Owens; and one brother, Walter James Rowell.
Mrs. Stone served the Myrtle Beach community in numerous ways. She was the Municipal Election Commissioner for nine years. She was a volunteer for 15 years with the American Heart Association, three years as the chairperson for the Heart Association Golf Tournament. She served three years with the American Red Cross. She was also a substitute kindergarten teacher.
She is survived by one son, Isaac McDuffie Stone III; and two step-daughters, Cindy Garcia and Donna Rachels.
A graveside service was held at Mt. Hope in Florence at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, with the Rev. Jonathan Harris officiating.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Alice Theola ‘Tee’ Towery Wilkins
Alice Theola “Tee” Towery Wilkins, 74, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, after a short battle with cancer.
Mrs. Wilkins was born on Sept. 30, 1940, in Spindale, N.C., and later moved to Charlotte, N.C. A graduate of Limestone College, she spent her professional life helping others as a social worker in Gaston County.
Upon retirement she pursued her dream to live by the sea and relocated to North Myrtle Beach where she continued to work with the public in both real estate and retail sales.
Mrs. Wilkins is survived by one son, Eric Wilkins; two daughters-in-law, Ginny O’Donnell Wilkins and Lisa Boggs; one grandson, Nicholas Wilkins; one daughter, Ashley Wilkins; one sister, Lathelma Becknell; and several nieces and nephews.
A service celebrating her life was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 4, 2014 EDITION
Richard ‘Dick’ Carr
Richard “Dick” Carr, 77, of Winston-Salem, N.C., and formerly of Myrtle Beach, died on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.
He was born in Salem, Mass.
Mr. Carr served his community in many ways and was a Navy veteran with service during the Korean Conflict.  During his banking career in New York and South Carolina he was an active member of the community serving on the Board of Directors for Mather Hospital as well as Independent Group Homes, Inc. He was a charter member of the Police Athletic League and was active with the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce in New York.  After retirement, Mr. Carr served on the Board of Advisers for Catholic Charities in South Carolina and was a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus.  He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons.
Mr. Carr had a smile and an optimistic view of life that was contagious. He greeted every situation in life with humor and kindness. Later in his retirement, his life centered around the love he shared with his grandchildren. He was the NFL Patriots’ biggest fan and football came second only to the love of his devoted wife Margaret and his rescue dog Sheba.
He was a loving father and husband.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret; one daughter, Diane Bullard and her husband Timothy; two sons, Richard Carr Jr. and his wife Ann Louise and Patrick Carr and his wife Tina; and eight grandchildren, Richard Carr III and his wife Jamie, Mack Carr, Joseph Carr, Thomas Carr, George Proebster, Meghan Carr, Dillon Carr and Conor Bullard.
A private family celebration of life will take place on Thursday, Dec. 4, followed by a burial with military honors at Salisbury National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte, Winston-Salem Office www.ccdoc.org.
Online condolences can be made at www.frankvoglerandsons.com.
Frank Vogler and Sons of Winston-Salem is serving the family.

John Irdell Cox
John Irdell Cox, 79, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at his residence.
Born on Dec. 19, 1934, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Thomas Wilson and Lillian Young Cox.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Elwin Cox; and two sisters, Lillian P. Barnes and Terry E. Santos.
Mr. Cox was co-owner of The Biscuit Shack in Cherry Grove for 35 years. He served 20 years in the U.S. Navy, with three tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a police officer for North Myrtle Beach for several years. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing. He will be remembered by his family and friends as being a loving and caring father, grandfather, brother and friend.
He is survived by one son, John I. Cox Jr. (Tammy) of Georgetown; two daughters, Cindy Rockey (Mike) of Myrtle Beach and Sheena Cox Kennedy (Danny) of Conway; two brothers, Thomas R. Cox (Andy) of Conway and Danny C. Cox (Nancy) of Maryland; two sisters, Drucilla Ann Branton (John) of Conway and Kim A. Besh of North Carolina; nine grandchildren, Tristan J. Cox, Stephanie R. Jeffers, April K. Herring, Daniel S. Kennedy, Brittany K. Rhodes (Ben), Shawn T. Kennedy, Jordan M. Kennedy, Anna K. Crosby and William B. Crosby Jr. (Bethany); seven great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends who will miss him.
The family received friends at Watson Funeral Services from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, at Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Black officiating.
Burial followed at Graham Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to New Horizons Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2751, Conway, S.C. 29528.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.

John Blalock Dudley
John Blalock Dudley, 69, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following a sudden illness.
Born on May 28, 1945, in Yonkers, N.Y., he was the son of the late Adam Blalock Dudley and the late Miriam Ezell Dudley Mauro.
Mr. Dudley worked in real estate and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy A. Dudley of the home; three sons, Travis Dudley and his wife Laura of Ninety Six, Tyler Dudley and his wife Erin of Charleston and Andrew Dudley and his wife Anna of Chapel Hill, N.C.; one step-daughter, Heather Barrera and her husband Art of Loris; one sister, Myra Dudley Bennett and her husband Bob of Marion; and six loving grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Tim Osment and the Rev. Hart Rist officiating. Visitation was held from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Horry County Animal Care Center, 1923 Industrial Park Road, Conway, S.C. 29526 or The American Heart Association, 1113 44th Ave. N., #200, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
When making memorial donations include “in honor of John Dudley with acknowledgement of remittance to be sent to Nancy Dudley”.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Daniel D. Edge IV
Daniel D. Edge IV, 42, of Longs died on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Born on July 20, 1972, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., he was the son of the late Daniel D. and Esther Nealy Edge III.
He is survived by three children, Daniel D. Edge V, Tiffany Lynn Thompson and Brittany Marie Edge; two sisters, Dorothy Kaltsunis and Tammy Gearhart; and one grandchild.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Hazel Marie Fouty
Hazel Marie Fouty, 91, of Little River died on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on Oct. 31, 1923, in High Point, N.C., she was the daughter of the late James A. and Eva Belle Morgan Lowery.
She was predeceased by one daughter, Toby J. Barnett; and one sister, Ruth Hylton.
Mrs. Fouty is survived by one daughter, Judy D. Long (Danny); and one granddaughter, Tonia J. Barnett.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, at Floral Garden Memorial Park in High Point.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Francis F. Hardee
Francis F. Hardee, 90, of Conway died on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at his residence.
Born on June 20, 1924, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Fletcher Stanley Hardee Sr. and Mary Alta Anderson Hardee.
He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Florine Hucks Hardee; one son, Joe Frank Hardee; two brothers, Paul R. Hardee and F. Stanley Hardee Jr.; and one sister, Marie H. Rankin.
Mr. Hardee was a dedicated Christian and a faithful member of Good Hope Baptist Church in Conway. He was a 1941 graduate of Conway High School and attended Clemson University. He was a World War II Army veteran serving in the European Theatre with the 381st Engineer Combat Battalion 9th Army from 1942-46. He was a member of Horry Post 111 American Legion, a life member of VFW Post 10420 and a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Litchfield Camp #132.
Mr. Hardee was a lifelong farmer and retired from D.S.S. in 1991. His hobbies included gardening and photography. He was an avid reader.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann H. Prosser and her husband Mike; three grandchildren, Nicole P. Hyman and her husband Jonathan, Natalie P. Dorman and her husband Shawn and Michael J. Prosser and his wife Susannah; five great-grandchildren, Jay Hyman, Carly Hyman, Colby Dorman, Emmy Dorman and Shelby Prosser, all of Conway; one brother, Robert A. Hardee and his wife Joann of Wendell, N.C.; and one sister-in-law, Betty Harding of Charlotte, N.C.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Good Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. John Sullivan and the Rev. Ray Hardee officiating. Burial with military honors followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
Memorials may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, 6101 Privetts Road, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Linda Clemmons Hardwick
Linda Clemmons Hardwick, 68, of Little River died on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at her home.
Born on Oct. 22, 1946, in Supply, N.C., she was the daughter of the late William E. Clemmons Sr. and the late Maggie Robinson Clemmons.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one brother, James L. Clemmons.
Mrs. Hardwick was a graduate of Shallotte High School in Shallotte, N.C. She and her husband owned and operated Hardwick’s Bar & Restaurant Supplies in Longs for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Carson V. Hardwick; two daughters, Teresa J. Moore of the home and Kimberly M. Bruton (Michael) of Southport, N.C.; two step-children, Bradley E. Hardwick (Kim)  and Christy H. Sexton (Tony), both of Little River; 11 grandchildren, Jerrett, Alex, Collin, Corbin, Christopher, Will, Myatt, Hayden, Hayes, Bailey and Anna Caroline; four brothers, William E. Clemmons Jr. (Mary) of Supply, N.C., Charles R. Clemmons (Shirley) of Winnabow, N.C., Ray Clemmons of Florida and Jerry Clemmons of Supply; one sister, Judy C. Dudney (Kent) of Tabor City, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Supply Baptist Church in Supply with Pastor Bill McNeil officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.  Burial followed at Galloway Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL  32256 or the charity of your choice.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Joseph ‘Joe’ B. Hucks
Joseph “Joe” B. Hucks, 83, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on March 31, 1931, in Conway, he was the son of the late Collin Woodbury and Effie Cox Hucks.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Enoch Hucks, Collin Hucks, Will Hucks and Virgil Hucks; and five sisters, Lulu Graham, Ruth Stevens, Elizabeth McCormick, Jane Rawlinson and Callie Hucks.
Mr. Hucks was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church in Conway. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the Fairfax County Department of Education in Fairfax, Va. He also served as principal of Conway Elementary and was an Exchange School Administrator in Pinner, England. He was a 1949 graduate of Conway High School, a graduate of Mars Hill College, Furman University and the University of Virginia. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Hucks was an avid gardener and was a line dance instructor in the Conway and Myrtle Beach areas.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Edmund Hucks (Sandra) of Manchester, N.H., and Joseph Bradford Hucks, (Elizabeth K. Burr) of Port Charlotte, Fla.; one grandchild, Charles Edmund Joseph  Hucks; one sister-in-law, Edline Hucks; five nieces and nephews, Linda Williams, Amelia Stolberg, Colleen Savone, Mark Hucks and Jack Graham; and a special friend, Sherry Jannney.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30, at Good Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. John Sullivan officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, 6101 Privetts Road, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Sarah Lilly Johnson
Sarah Lilly Johnson, 79, of Nichols passed away on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on Dec. 9, 1934, in Mullins, she was the daughter of the late Mayberry Gordon Johnson and the late Margaret Dawsey Johnson.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Richard Gordon Johnson.
Mrs. Johnson was a retired phlebotomist with Greenville Hospital System and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Nichols. She will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Henry Johnson of the home; one son, Rick Johnson and his wife Fran of Moncks Corner; two daughters, Sarah “Sally” McGonnigal and her husband Howatt of Cumming, Ga., and Lillian Rebecca “Becky” Johnson-Huggins of Socastee; seven loving grandchildren, Richard McGonnigal, Elizabeth Brown, Patrick McGonnigal, Mark Johnson, Stephanie Johnson, Julia Johnson and Shelley Huggins; five loving great-grandchildren, Madeline McGonnigal, Gavin McGonnigal, Kaitlyn McGonnigal, Nolan Brown and Christian Brown; two brothers, Lehman Johnson and his wife Frances and Albert Johnson, both of Nichols; and three sisters, Kay Mauricourt and her husband James of Dunwoody, Ga., and Rose Ventura and Genell Owens, both of Greenville.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, at Pleasant View Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Kirkland officiating. Committal services followed at the Johnson Family Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. prior to services in the Pleasant View Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church, 13403 S. Carolina 19, Nichols, S.C. 29581.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

John Patrick ‘Jack’ Miller
John Patrick “Jack” Miller, 79, of Little River died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, with his family.
Born on March 16, 1935, in Punxsutawney, Pa., he was the son of the late John Paul and Mary Lucy Augustyn Miller.
Mr. Miller was a member of two choirs at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church. He loved the game of golf.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Peggy; one daughter, Monica L. Dorsch (Dean) of Harmony, Pa.; one son, Mark D. Miller (Diane) of Alexandria, Va.; two sisters, Evelyn M. Miller and Barbara Norris of Punxsutawney; four grandchildren, Tyler J. Dorsch, Stephanie M. Dorsch, Jennifer A. Miller and Jake T. Miller; and several nieces.  
Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, at Lee Funeral Home. A funeral mass was celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Entombment was held at the Historic Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pa.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School, 3501 N. Kings Hwy., Suite 102, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.  
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Robert F. ‘Bob’ Rives Jr.
Robert F. “Bob” Rives Jr., 85, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Grand Strand Healthcare.
Born on Aug. 28, 1929, in Nashville, Tenn., he was the son of the late Robert F. Sr. and Eleanor Brown Rives.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Betty Day Rives; one son, Robert F. Rives III; and one sister, Eleanor Long.
Mr. Rives was a graduate of Vanderbilt College and an avid “Vandy” fan. He was employed with DuPont for 39 years. He loved to play tennis and dance. He moved to North Myrtle Beach in 1989.  He loved his family and will be greatly missed. Mr. Rives was very active at his church, Ocean Drive Presbyterian in North Myrtle Beach, serving in several capacities. He was a wonderful servant of God.
Survivors include his wife, Julia Floyd Smith; one son, Scott Rives of Lexington; one daughter, Victoria R. Coughlin of Charlotte, N.C.; one sister, Mary Jane Wilson; and four grandchildren, Kelsey Renee Ashworth, Courtney Rives, Joshua Scott Rives and Madeline Grace Coughlin.
A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.  Private inurnment was held at Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbia.
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 served the family.

Mary Marie Todd
Mary Marie Todd, 75, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014.
Born on May 30, 1939, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late John Phillip Gore and the late Mary Lee Gore.
She was predeceased by her husband, Billy Joe Todd; two sons, Randy Todd and Ronnie Todd; and one infant daughter, Sonya Todd.
Mrs. Todd was a member of New Home Baptist Church #1.
Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Gwen Todd and her husband Robert Boyd of Loris; one brother, Winfred Gore and his wife Pat of Loris; two sisters, Connie Prince and her husband Paul of Loris and Lessie Ree Creed and her husband Marvin of Sumter; four grandsons, Todd Pirkle, Bailley Boyd, Harley Boyd and Taylor Boyd, all of Loris; one daughter-in-law, Gina Todd Cox of Loris; and one son-in-law, Brian Cox of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at New Home Baptist Church #1 with the Rev. Andy Bell and the Rev. Ricky Donaldson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Visitation was hled at the church one hour prior to the service.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

John F. Turner
John F. Turner, 75, of Little River died on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Jan. 29, 1939, in Paterson, N.J., he was the son of the late Alexander and Beatrice Hogencamp Turner.
Mr. Turner is survived by his wife of 51 years, Evelyn A. DeJulia Turner; one son, Scott Turner; one daughter, Robin Turner; one sister, Joan Keene; and five grandchildren, Carlie, Jake, A.J., Leah and Sean.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Thelma C. White
Thelma C. White, 88, of North Myrtle Beach, beloved wife of James W. White, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. The couple had just celebrated 68 years of marriage.
Born on Jan. 11, 1926, in Ethel, W.V., she was the daughter of the late Roland and Elizabeth Ghee Copley.
She was predeceased by one brother, Delbert Copley; and one sister, Joan Oakley.
She is survived by one daughter, Judith Howells (Ken) of North Myrtle Beach; two grandchildren, Scott Howells and Jason Howells (Karen) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and one sister, Lillian Comonyak.
A memorial service and celebration of her life was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Briarcliffe RV Resort Church.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 27, 2014 EDITION
Betty A. Soles Butler
Betty A. Soles Butler, 79, of Effingham passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at McLeod Hospice House following an illness.
Born on April 7, 1935, in Tabor City, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Solan Soles and the late Clyde Duncan Soles.
In addition to  her parents, she was predeceased by one daughter, Clydia Lynn Mims; six sisters; and two brothers.
Mrs. Butler retired as a nurse with Carolinas Hospital System and was a longtime member of Elim Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Charlton Butler of the home; one son, Charl Butler and his wife Melissa of Columbia; one son-in-law, Rondal Mims of Effingham; one sister, Kathleen Jernigan of Green Sea; five grandchildren, R.J. Mims Jr. and his wife Megan, Claire Butler, Timothy Mims, Emma Butler and Laura Mims; and one great-grandchild, Wyatt Mims.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Pastor David Watts officiating. Visitation was held from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Tandy Walker Fitts III
Tandy Walker Fitts III, 73, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway from brain cancer.
Born on Nov. 2, 1941, in Rocky Mount, N.C., he was the son of the late Tandy Walker Fitts Jr. and Josephine Joyner Fitts, also of Rocky Mount.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Linda Taylor Fitts.
Mr. Fitts overflowed with God’s love and had many special friends. He was part of a wonderful family, serving and volunteering in his community, helping others and held various positions in numerous organizations. He was a graduate of Rocky Mount High School and East Carolina University.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Debbie S. Fitts; one son, Tandy Walker Fitts VII and his wife Kristen of Overland Park, Kan.; one daughter, Amy Fitts Daniels and her husband Brian of Little Rock, Ark.; one step-son, Trey Figueroa of Raleigh, N.C.; one step-daughter, Stacey Heilman and her husband David of Mt Pleasant; 11 wonderful grandchildren; one sister, Sadie Fitts Bissette and her husband Leon Bissette of Rocky Mount; one brother, Bill Fitts and his wife Lou of Warner Robins, Ga.; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Rocky Mount Memorial Park Mausoleum with the Rev. Rob Westlund officiating. The family received friends and relatives immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care at www.MercyHospice.org or Englewood Presbyterian Church, 100 S. Englewood Drive, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804.
You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.
Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home of Rocky Mount served the family.

Charles E. Griffith
Charles E. Griffith, 97, of Longs died on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at SECU Brunswick Care Center in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Dec. 29, 1916, in Mt. Holly, N.J., he was the son of the late Charles N.  and Mary Harris Griffith.
Mr. Griffith is survived by his wife of 76 years, Doris Lynch Griffith; one son, Charles Griffith; two daughters, Judy Ash and Barbara Griffith; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at North Strand Community Church.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Nedra Strickland Hardee
Nedra Strickland Hardee, 82, of Loris entered into eternal rest on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
Born on Sept. 24, 1932, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Carlton F. Strickland and the late Ruby Jane Edwards Strickland.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Franklin Hardee; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Hardee.
Mrs. Hardee was a member of Springfield Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Ernest Dale Hardee and his wife Sheryl and John Franklin Hardee and his special friend Stephanie Martin, all of Loris; three daughters, Lyndia H. Jones and her husband R.I. “Johnny” of Longs, Dianne H. Graham and her husband Randal of Loris and Nancy H. Knight and her husband Wayne of Harleyville; 11 grandchildren, Melissa English of North Myrtle Beach, Gene D. Williams (Summer) of Longs, April Shanks (Brock) of Thomasville, N.C., Patricia Richardson (Phillip) of Galivants Ferry, Crystal Gore (special friend David Jenkins) of Myrtle Beach, Patrick Beall (Heather) of Conway, Anthony Hardee of Loris, Christopher Knight (Sheena) of Goose Creek, Richard Knight (Makiko) of Japan, Krista Knight of Harleyville and Santana Hardee (special friend Casey Brinson) of Chadbourn, N.C.; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Agnes Soles and Ruby Lee Watts, both of Tabor City, N.C.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, and at other times at the residence.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Slomka officiating. Burial followed in Patterson Cemetery in Loris.
Memorials may be made to Springfield Baptist Church, 246 Springfield Church Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Joseph Ray Jones
Joseph Ray Jones, 78, of Little River passed away on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach.
He was born on Oct. 23, 1936, in Mullins.
He was predeceased by one son, James Jones.
Mr. Jones was a United States Navy veteran and worked as a mailman for the United States Postal Service.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Juliette K. Jones of Little River; three sons, Joseph Jones Jr. and Jay Jones, both of Little River, and John Jones and his wife Mary of Atlanta, Ga.; and three grandchildren.
A private cremation service will be held at the convenience of the family.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.

Pearl Hardee King
Pearl Hardee King, 80, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on March 8, 1934, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. Hardee and the late Leitha Housand Hardee.
She was predeceased by her husband, H. M. “Punk” King; two brothers, the Rev. Drew Hardee and Lanue Hardee; and two sisters, Ethel Gause and Lorine Pennywitt.
Mrs. King was a member of Loris First Baptist Church and enjoyed traveling, the beach and gardening. She was the former owner and operator of Country Frame Shop and operated a tour business.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include one daughter, Tracy K. Collins and her husband John of Loris; one son, Greg King and his wife April of Loris; one brother, C. B. Hardee and his wife Jean of Effington; and six grandchildren, Harrison Collins, Shannon Collins, Brooke Collins, Matthew Collins, Noah King and Kylee King, all of Loris.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Loris First Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Mezick and the Rev. Carl Harris officiating. Burial followed in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Care Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572 or Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Joshua ‘Shannon’ McCoy
Joshua “Shannon” McCoy, 35, of Little River died on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.
Born on April 10, 1979, in Beckley, W.V., he was the son of David and Debra Sparks McCoy.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Larry Thomas Platt
Larry Thomas Platt, 58, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on June 3, 1956, in Brunswick County, N.C., he was the son of the late Henry O. and Lois R. Moore Platt.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Donald R. Platt and Ronald K. Platt; and four sisters, Jane M. Stevens, Henrietta P. Pender, Dorothy Tysinger and Carolyn P. Piece.
Mr. Platt is survived by his daughter, Candice Hall.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Dave M. Whatmough Jr.
Dave M. Whatmough Jr. entered into eternal peace on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
He was predeceased by his father, David M. Whatmough; and one brother, Peter Whatmough.
The family invited friends to join in a celebration of his life at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
He is survived by his mother, Irene Whatmough; one son, David M. Whatmough III (fiancée, Jennifer); one daughter, Melissa Mills Young (Charlie); two granddaughters, Millie Young and Ruby Young; and one niece, Ashley Heiny.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 20, 2014 EDITION
Robert ‘Robbie’ Dale Allen
Robert “Robbie” Dale Allen, 40, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Chester.
Born on Sept. 28, 1974, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of Betty and Jim Allen of North Myrtle Beach.
He attended the schools of Mt. Holly, N.C., and was formerly employed as a dockworker with a casino boat in North Myrtle Beach. He was an accomplished writer who enjoyed music and was a passionate body builder.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his aunts and uncles, Jerry and Margaret Byars of Chester, Chris and Elena Byars of Richmond, Texas, and Pat Allen of Mt. Holly; his cousin, Laurie Wilson of Chester; and numerous other cousins.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Barron Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Green officiating. Interment was private.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pottsfield, MA 01202.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.baronfuneralhome.com.
Barron Funeral Home of Chester served the family.

Lori Lynn Brannon
Lori Lynn Brannon, 54, of Ash, N.C., died on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on March 25, 1960, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of William and Audrey Fippin Davis.
She is survived by her husband, James H. Brannon Jr.; one son, Steve McFarland (Amanda); three brothers, Bob Davis (Vicki), Larry Davis (Lori) and Jeff Davis; three grandchildren, Lena McFarland, Seif McFarland and Dean McFarland; one niece, Audra; and one nephew, Joe.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be private following the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Alan L. Brown
Alan L. Brown, 77, of Little River died on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at home with his family at his side.
Born on May 25, 1937, in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of the late James P. and Alice Maguire Brown.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy Bedard Brown; one son, Michael Brown; two daughters, Doreen Brown and Dana Belanger; one sister, Alyce Johnson; and six grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Carol Marie Rahm Dew
Carol Marie Rahm Dew, 49, of North Myrtle Beach  died on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at her home with her family by her side.
Born on Aug. 8, 1965, in Albany, she was the daughter of Mary and Donald Rahm.
Mrs. Dew was a loving and amazing wife, mother, sister and friend.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband, Joseph Dew; four children, Brendan, Ryan, Shawn and Matthew Stansell; three grandchildren, Aiden, Brendan and River Stansell; four sisters, Dorthy March, Barbara Kearsing, Maureen Micka and Kathleen Rahm; three brothers, Donald Rahm, William Rahm and Edward Rahm; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Monday, Nov. 10, at Lakeside Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Richard Clair Doutt Jr.
Richard Clair Doutt Jr., 74, of North Myrtle Beach went to his eternal home on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.
Born on Dec. 24, 1939, in Greensboro, N.C., he was the son of the late Richard C. Doutt Sr. and Wilma Harris Doutt.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Dana Doutt Ferree.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jane; one son, John; one daughter, Lisa and her husband Jim; four  grandchildren, Nicole, Hunter (Ida), Quentin and Hannah Jane; four great-grandchildren, Leelah, Felix, Alysa and Scarlett;  and one sister, Gwendolyn Childress.
Mr. Doutt served as the second generation president of Southern Paint & Waterproofing Company Inc. until he turned over the reins to the third generation in 1986. He continued to be active in the business by overseeing many projects through the years. He served as president of Pleasant Garden Jaycees for many years. He was a Mason at Revolution Lodge, a member of the Oriental Shriners and an avid antique collector specializing in cars and bicycles.
Mr. Doutt enjoyed spending time in Myrtle Beach with his family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be missed by many as he has never met a stranger and touched many lives in his years on earth. This is most evident by his generosity and kindness he has shown to the families he, along with his wife, served at their South Carolina condo over the last eight years.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. at Forbis and Dick Pleasant Gardern Chapel. Interment followed in Moriah Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family received friends at 1 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4 Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407 or Victory Junction,  4500 Adam’s Way, Randleman, N.C. 27317.
Online condolences may be offered at forbisanddick.com.
Forbis and Dick Funeral Service of Pleasant Garden served the family.

Janet L. Manzo
Janet L. Manzo, 71, of Longs died on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Born on June 21, 1943, in Bayonne, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine Stahl Callahan.
She was predeceased by her husband, Philip Manzo.
Mrs. Manzo is survived by three children, Philip Manzo III, Donna Hysmith and Dawn Harris; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Lamar ‘Mar’ Cox Roberts
Lamar “Mar” Cox Roberts, 89, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.
He was born on April 8, 1925, in Raleigh, N.C.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Kay; one sister; and three brothers.
Mr. Roberts attended Broughton High School in Raleigh and joined the United States Navy. He served as a Torpedo Man 3rd Class during World War II. Once finished serving in the Navy he attended Campbell College and went on to graduate from Wake Forest with a BA. He always had a passion for drums and played in many bands starting when he was a teenager. Mr. Roberts worked for Nationwide Insurance for over 30 years and retired to North Myrtle Beach. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He attended Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his only daughter, Marla “Roberts” Carroll of Cary, N.C.; his only granddaughter, Brittany Carroll of Orlando, Fla.; and his great-granddaughter, Hailey Carroll of Orlando.
Services were private with the family.
The family would appreciate in lieu of flowers all donations be given to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 6th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Wilson ‘Buddy’ Williamson
Wilson “Buddy” Williamson, 69, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 12, 1944, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Johnny and Carrie Lee Lewis Williamson.
He was a decorated U.S. Army Vietnam veteran with a Purple Heart among the medals he received.
Mr. Williamson is survived by his wife of 45 years, Brenda Ward Williamson; one son, Buddy Williamson; two brothers, Johnny Williamson Jr. and Cornell Williamson; three sisters, Esther Phillips, Dorothy Prince and Carol Franks; and one granddaughter, Jasmine Lee Williamson.
A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.  
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Neal Willis
Neal Willis, 58, of Haines City, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.
Survivors include his mother, Virginia Willis of North Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Mike of Haines City and Jimmy of North Myrtle Beach; and one sister, Kim Willis Carter of Lowell, N.C.
A celebration of life was held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Ducks on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.

John E. Yothers
John E. Yothers, 72, of Longs passed away on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at his home.
Born on Aug. 26, 1942, in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., his family knew him as Jack and his friends as Jake.
Before moving to South Carolina, Mr. Yothers was a longtime resident of Mt. Lebanon, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa.
He taught art in the Burgettstown Area Schools and was an adjunct professor at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa. He was a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and held a degree in Fine Art from West Virginia University.
Mr. Yothers’ passion was always art and painting. He had a website which is still available at www.johnyothers.com. He was a huge fan of bluegrass and folk music. He loved the beach and the ocean and retired to the Myrtle Beach area several years ago. The book titled “John Yothers Collected Works” is available on www.blurb.com in their bookstore.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen of Longs; two sons, Adam Yothers of Boston, Mass., and Dillon Yothers of Chicago, Ill.; his mother, Eva Yothers; and one older brother, Harry Thomas Yothers of Driftwood, Pa.
Services will be held at a later date.
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Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 13, 2014 EDITION
Frank Michael Easler
Frank Michael Easler, 67, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at his residence.
Born on July 23, 1947, in Chesterfield, he was the son of the late John Gary and Hallie Gaskins Easler.  
Mr. Easler was a U.S. Army veteran who proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the 3rd Infantry of the 11th Battalion.  He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina having received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics.  Prior to him becoming disabled, Mr. Easler was a manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and acted as a father figure to many young children in Horry County.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Donna E. Easler; seven children, Kelly M. Waters and her husband Keith of Bath, N.C., Kim L. Easler of Loris, Michael J. Easler of Surfside Beach, Sarah F. Easler, Jessica L. Easler and her fiancé Rodney, Matthew J. Easler and Katelyn H. Easler, all of North Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren, Chelsea, Daulton, Dylan, Isabelle and one expected; one nephew, Nick Whitmire of North Myrtle Beach; one brother, Anthony Caputo of Maryland; one sister, Kathy Vanthoff of Florida; and numerous other family and friends.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
The family received friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4200 Morganton Road, Suite 300, Fayetteville, N.C. 28314.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Charles Filmore Freeman
Charles Filmore Freeman, 84, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at his home following an illness.
Born on Feb. 10, 1930, in Green River Township, N.C., he was the son of William Edward Freeman and Geneva Hart Freeman.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte “Lottaren” Prince Freeman; two sisters, Margaret Nicholson and Mary Jane Hearn; one sister-in-law, Mary Alice Freeman; and one brother-in-law, Charles Hunnicutt.
Mr. Freeman served his country with courage and honor in the United States Air Force. After the military, he received his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law. He worked as an attorney and was the former president and chairman of the Felburn Foundation, a philanthropic organization that made substantial contributions to the Loris Library, Loris Community Hospital, Coastal Carolina University and Horry Georgetown Technical College. In addition, the foundation provided generous financial support to a wide range of local and national causes as well as Campbell University, which awarded Mr. Freeman an honorary Doctor of Law degree in 2009. He was also a longtime member of Loris First Baptist Church and a dear friend to all who knew him.
He is survived by two brothers, Don Freeman and his wife Evangeline of Jamestown, N.C., and Jack Freeman of Tryon, N.C.; one sister, Barbara Hunnicutt of Hendersonville, N.C.; special friends, Kemp Floyd Jr., Dr. James and Shirley Craigie and Brenda Grant, all of Loris; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, at Loris First Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Mezick officiating. Committal services followed at Patterson Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Mary Ernestine Garris Hance
Mary Ernestine Garris Hance, 66, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on April 17, 1948, in Conway, she was the daughter of Rannie Marshall Garris Jr. and Edith Pearl Haithcock Garris.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Roger Garris and Rannie Garris III; and one sister, Dellerea G. Davis.
Mrs. Hance worked as a seamstress with Aberdeen and was a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, James David “Jimmy” Hance of the home; three daughters, Robyn Faircloth of Loris, Cheryl Tindal of Conway and Sharon Lewis and her husband Joe of Aynor; one brother, Sherman Garris of Conway; three sisters, Hazel Cook of Conway, Cindy Garris of Fayetteville, N.C., and Wendy Rider and her husband Lester of Conway; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be announced.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Veronia Faye ‘Dusty’ Carteret Henderson
Veronia Faye “Dusty” Carteret Henderson, 53, of Conway died on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at home.
Born on Feb. 9, 1961, in High Point, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Lonnie Carteret and Katherine Hewitt Carteret.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Henderson of the home; one daughter, Ashley Henderson of Conway; two sons, Christopher Herring of Shallotte, N.C., and Brian Henderson of Nichols; one brother, Lennie Carteret of Green Sea; five sisters, Sherona Carteret of Green Sea, Vi Norris of Loris, Sarah Lewis of Nichols, Teresa Carteret of Loris and Robin Fox of Myrtle Beach; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel in Tabor City, N.C. Burial followed in the Riverside Cemetery in Nichols.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the funeral home.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Edgar Wayne Jernigan
Edgar Wayne Jernigan, 77, of Green Sea died on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
Born on Jan. 19, 1937, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Clayton Dewey Jernigan and Cecil Bell Jernigan.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one step-son, Mark McMillan; one brother, Clarence Jernigan; and three sisters, Evelyn Richmond, Reba Stephens and Violet Garrell.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Fowler Jernigan of the home; one son, Colby Dewayne Jernigan of Green Sea; one daughter, Robin Wynee Gore of Lumberton, N.C.; three step-children, Tammy Rogers of Lake View, Roger McMillan of Clarendon, N.C., and Gary McMillan of Garland, N.C.; one brother: Franklin Jernigan of Fairmont, N.C.; one sister, Clara Cartrette of Tabor City, N.C.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Graham Cemetery in Loris.
The family received friends after the service at the graveside.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Robyn Rene Lowman
Robyn Rene Lowman, 29, of Little River died on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.
Born on June 20, 1985, in Myrtle Beach, she was the daughter of Robert Reeves Lowman Jr. and Brenda Caruthers Lowman.
In addition to her parents she is survived by one daughter, Kaydence Marie Lowman; four brothers, Robert Reeves Lowman III, Ruben Jerome Thomas Lowman, Tony Patrick Kish and Trevor Lowman Bland; one sister, Cher Elise Oteyza; and her paternal grandmother, Polly Lowman.
She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Robert Reeves Lowman Sr.; her maternal grandparents, Ruth and Tommy Caruthers; her great-grandmother, Lottie Mae Phelps Long; and her great-grandfather, Ruben Jerome Long.
A private visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A private graveside service will be held on Friday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family requests memorials be made to the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, 799 Second Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Joseph William Meo
Joseph William Meo, 97, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on May 5, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Giacomo and Phyllippa Ernandez Meo.
Mr. Meo was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and was recently recognized as a World War II honoree in Washington, D.C.
He was an avid golfer who shot his age many times. He was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Anna Meo; two step-sons, Donald Kolbmann and his wife Letitia of Manahawkin, N.J., and Craig Kolbman and his wife Kathy of Wycombe, Pa.; one step-daughter, Donna Tamn and her husband Rick of Little Egg Harbor, N.J.; eight step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; three nieces, Serafina Accardi of Shallotte, N.C., Phyllis Dami and her husband George of St. Albans, Maine, and Rosemarie Beyer and her husband Robert of Calabash, N.C.; and several other nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
Inurnment will be at a later date in the St. Brendans Catholic Church Columbarium.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte is serving the family.

Bruce Anthony Shameklis
Bruce Anthony Shameklis, 66, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on April 30, 1948, in Everett, Mass., he was the son of the late Algy Shameklis and the late Dorothy Craig Shameklis.
Mr. Shameklis was a truck driver and loved riding his motorcycle but will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his wife, Twilda Ouellette Shameklis of the home; one son, Brian Shameklis and his fiancé Samantha of Ludlow, Mass.; one daughter, Karey Shameklis and her husband Jason Martin of Raeford, N.C.; five grandchildren, Dylan Shameklis, Nathaniel Shameklis, Cody Shameklis, Abigail Shameklis and Taylor Kouflie; and two brothers, Paul Shameklis and his wife Eileen of Oregon and Michael Shameklis of Thailand.
Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home at 985 Main St. in Agawam, Mass. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris and Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home of Agawam is serving the family.

Houston D. Small
Houston D. Small, 80, of Green Sea passed away on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on July 25, 1934, in Green Sea, he was the son of the late John Ottis Small and the late Alma Hammond Small.
He was predeceased by four siblings, Carlisle Small, Uldeen S. Lewis, Venoy Small and Larue Small.
Mr. Small graduated from Green Sea High School in 1952 and attended Clemson University.  He was a retired farmer and a member of Green Sea Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Anne “Tuffy” Williamson Small of the residence; two daughters, Laura S. Boyd and her husband Jerry of Green Sea and Margaret Sommer Small of Myrtle Beach; two grandchildren, Cole Graham and his wife Kelly and Jennifer Bullard and her husband Bryan, all of Green Sea; five great-grandchildren, Manning Graham, Tess Graham, Ben Bullard, Matt Bullard and Kate Bullard; one brother, Arlon Small and his wife Lena of Green Sea; one sister, Katie Balikes of Miami, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Green Sea Baptist Church with Phyllis Elvington, LeVerne Ward and the Rev. Jerry Phillips officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.
The family would like to give a special thanks for all their compassion and care to Mercy Hospice and the staff at McLeod Loris Hospital (second floor) and the staff at the Loris Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
Memorials may be made to Green Sea Baptist Church, c/o General Fund or Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 125, Green Sea, S.C. 29545 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice/Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Larry Torrence
Larry Torrence, 72, of North Myrtle Beach died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at home after a long and full life.
Born on March 11, 1942, in Kannapolis, N.C., he was the youngest child of the late Pearlie May Privette Torrence.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mary Beth Dennis Torrence; three children, Karen Torrence Sensabaugh, Trent Torrence and Dee Dee Davis; one sister, Margie Torrence John; and four grandchildren, Brittany Torrence, Allen Torrence, Keli’i Whitley and Adam Whitley.
Mr. Torrence graduated from A.L. Brown High School and owned and operated a successful heating and air conditioning business, Central Comfort, for over 25 years.  He was a skilled craftsman and could fix anything.  He traveled the world with his wife and business friends and associates developing a strong love for the ocean and beach. He realized his dream, selling his business and retiring to North Myrtle Beach in 2002.
Mr. Torrence was a devoted husband and loving father. He treasured sports outings, collecting antiques, old cars, family birthday celebrations, walks on the beach and the family pet “baby girl Bonnie”.  He will be remembered as a strong and giving man who always wanted to help others and who left this world too soon. He was a devoted Christian who lived by the words of Jesus, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Light.  No one comes to the Father except through Me”.  May he rest in peace with his Lord and Savior.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Lee Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Hoyt Deleon Vaught
Hoyt Deleon Vaught, 86, of Loris passed away on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on Feb. 23, 1928, in Loris, he was the son of Edgar Leffel Vaught and Martha Ada Little Vaught.
He was predeceased by his parents; one son, Randy Vaught; five brothers, Whitney Vaught, Jesse Vaught, Liston Vaught, Dewey Vaught and Earl Vaught; and one sister, Eula V. Butler.
Mr. Vaught served his country with courage and honor in the United States Air Force during World War II. After the military, he worked as a contractor and was a longtime member of Grace Tabernacle Church.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Harris Vaught of the home; one son, Michael Vaught of Loris; one daughter, Sheila Vaught Prince and her husband Eddy of Green Sea; two step-sons, Faron Dutton of Cummings, Ga., and Victor Lynn Dutton and his wife Pam of Mullins; one step-daughter, Jackie Yarbourough and her husband Mike of Conway; one daughter-in-law, Dr. Betty Springs Vaught of Loris; one sister, Lucille Pegram of Stokesdale, N.C.; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, at Simpson Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Floyd officiating. Friends were invited to visit with the family at the home.
Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, Resource Development, P.O. Box 241808, Charlotte, N.C. 28224-1808.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

John Louis Wells
John Louis Wells, 67, of Little River died on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Born on March 2, 1947, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Donald and Jane Adams Wells.
Mr. Wells grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated from Ashland College, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He lived and worked in the Atlanta area for 40 years prior to his retirement to Little River. He was an avid golfer and was employed at Possum Trot Golf Course in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn Daly Wells; one son, Michael Wells; two daughters, Kristen (John Kauffman) Wells and Holly Wells; and one granddaughter, Alexandra Kauffman.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The First Tee of the Grand Strand, P.O. Box 4806, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 6, 2014 EDITION
Joseph Daniel ‘Dan’ Edge
Joseph Daniel “Dan” Edge, 81, of Longs entered the presence of his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.
Born on Aug. 25, 1933, in Conway, he was the son of Lola Etta Causey Edge and McDuff Edge.
Mr. Edge enlisted in the United States Air Force on March 23, 1953, and married Nina Ree Bryant on May 26, 1953. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant after serving the nation for over 20 years.  During his service, he was a veteran of three foreign wars.  Some of his tours and duties include his service in the Strategic Air Command and Military Airlift Command, a member of the Weather Mission Squadron in Guam, chief mechanic on the B52 Bomber, crew chief on the C137, and crew chief on the C5A.
After retiring from the military, Mr. Edge began his second career as a Right-of-Way Agent with the South Carolina Highway Department which spanned 20 years from March 1973 to 1993.
Mr. Edge devoted his life to serving his family, the needs of others and spreading the life-changing message of Jesus Christ that had so impacted him. He was a long time member of Mt. Leon Baptist Church in Longs where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and led the youth ministry and bus ministry for many years.
He is survived by the love of his life and wife and partner of 61 years, Nina Ree Edge; two sons, Stephen Joel Edge and Joey Daniel Edge; two daughters, Andrea Melton Edge and Kari Contos Edge; five grandchildren, Stephen Joel Edge Jr., Mindy Edge, Aspen S. Edge, Andrew Edge and Ethan Edge; and four siblings, Pauline Bryant of Myrtle Beach, Mary Simpson of Camden, Joyce Ann Causey Holt of Conway and Glen Dale Causey of Conway.
He was predeceased by his mother, Lola Etta Causey Edge; his father, McDuff Edge, both of Conway; four sisters, Faith Carlton of Goldsboro, N.C., Hope Dinkins of Galivants Ferry, Love Edge of Conway and Wonnie Etta Smith of Cornelia, Ga.; and six brothers, James Hampton of Ft. Campbell, Ky., Riley David of Houston, Texas, Paul Mitchell of Clinton, McDuffie of Clinton, William Charles of Gray Court and William Duff of Conway.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at Mt. Leon Baptist Church in Longs. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.  Following the celebration of his life, his body will be laid to rest in Mt. Leon Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that any honorarium be made to Gideons International, Myrtle Beach Camp, P.O. Box 8832, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578-8832 for the purchase and distribution of Bibles.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Wendy Lynn Brown Ferguson
Wendy Lynn Brown Ferguson, 45, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on July 29, 1969, in Gaffney, she was the daughter of William “Bill” H. Brown and Cheryl Mullinax Foster.
Survivors include her father, William “Bill” H. Brown and his wife Shirley of Gaffney; her mother, Cheryl M. Foster and her husband Michael of Myrtle Beach; six children, Braxton Thorngate of Louisiana, Taylor Ferguson, Hannah Ferguson, Max Ferguson, Gracie Ferguson and Reese Ferguson, all of Myrtle Beach; and one brother, Stan Brown and his wife Dotty of Gaffney.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris with Chaplain Carlene Glisson officiating.
Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1248, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Donald Clarence Frye Jr.
Donald Clarence Frye Jr., 85, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Agape Senior Center in Conway following an illness.
Born on March 7, 1929, in Long Branch, N.J., he was the son of the late Donald Clarence Frye Sr. and the late Elizabeth Ostrander Frye.
Mr. Frye retired as a research scientist with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals but will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Frye of the home; four sons, Christopher Russell Frye and his wife Kathy of Staten Island, N.Y., Richard Thomas Frye and his wife Tina of Middletown, N.J., Donald Clarence Frye III and his wife Julie of Wilkesboro, N.C., and Dennis C. Frye of Conway; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Kenneth Jordan Frye and his wife Mary of Savona, N.Y.
A funeral services with Deacon Jim Collins officiating was held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Loris.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 2411 N. Oak St., Suite 108, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

William Wayne ‘Bill’ Irwin
William Wayne “Bill” Irwin, 68, of Little River died on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, as a result of a motorcycle accident.
Born on Feb. 20, 1946, in Wilmington, N.C., he was the son of the late Henry John and Trudy Jacobs Irwin.
He was a member of Anchor Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Marilyn Johnson Irwin; two sons, Bill Irwin (Lisa) and Robbie Irwin; one daughter, Michele Gore (Tom); one sister, Barbara Vetrano (Sam); six grandchildren, Staci, Hugh, Austin, Tristan, Olivia and Megan; and three nephews.
The family received friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Anchor Baptist Church in Little River. A memorial service followed at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Anchor Baptist Church, 3300 Hwy. 50, Little River, S.C. 29566 or River of Life Baptist Church, 8620 Hwy. 17 W., Sunset Beach, N.C. 28468.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Janet L. Manzo
Janet L. Manzo, 71, of Longs died on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Born on June 21, 1943, in Bayonne, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine Stahl Callahan.
She was predeceased by her husband, Philip Manzo.
She is survived by three children, Philip Manzo III, Donna Hysmith and Dawn Harris; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the 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.

Drucilla Shelley McLeod
Drucilla Shelley McLeod, 84, of Loris died on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Agape Senior in Conway.
Born on Feb. 27, 1930, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Dolphus and Madge Booth Shelley.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Cletus Jack McLeod; and one son, David McLeod.
Mrs. McLeod is survived by four sons, Charlie and Margie McLeod and their family of Green Sea; Jerry and Mary McLeod and their family of Cool Springs, Tom McLeod and his family of Green Sea and Lonnie and Amy McLeod and their family of Loris; one daughter, Diane Tindall and her family of Conway; and one daughter-in-law, Linda McLeod and her family.
A graveside service was held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Anderson Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Johnson officiating.
The family received friends from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the funeral home prior to the service.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.

Carolyn S. Pack
Carolyn S. Pack, 70, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at her home.
Born on Aug. 19, 1944, in Blacksburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late Harry W. and Carrie T. Snider Surface.
She is survived by one son, Roger D. Pack; one daughter, Brenda C. Pack; one brother, Frank W. Surface; and three sisters, Cindy A. Hiner, Bertha J. Shelor and Lina L. Pedraza.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at Lee Funeral Home.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Shirley Lee Todd Prince
Shirley Lee Todd Prince, 53, of Loris passed away on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on Jan. 7, 1961, she was the daughter of Paul Todd and the late Betty Jean Wilkins Todd.
In addition to her mother she was predeceased by one son, Travis Lee Prince.
Mrs. Todd worked at Aberdeen as a seamstress. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Johnny Prince of the home; her father and step-mother, Paul and Shirley Todd of Charleston; one son, Bryan Adam Todd and his wife Christy of Aynor; two step-sons, John Talmadge Prince and his wife Brianna of Loris and Coby Dean Prince and his wife Charity of Aynor; two brothers, Paul Todd of Germany and Bobby Todd of Florida; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ray Lynch officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Timothy Sullivan
Timothy Sullivan, 66, of Loris passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at home following a battle with cancer.
Born on Feb. 12, 1948, in Hartford Conn., he was the youngest son of Arthur and Kathryn (McAloon) Sullivan.
He was predeceased by four siblings, Eugene, Francis, Sheila and Maureen.
In 1966 Mr. Sullivan joined the U.S. Marines. After serving with the Marines he worked in investment banking, retiring from Conning Investments in 2007 when he moved to Loris. He treasured his beloved dogs including Jessie who was with him at the end.
He leaves his wife of 34 years, Elaine Sullivan; one son, Mark Williams and his wife Kim; one daughter, Kathy Schiessl and her husband Gary; four grandchildren, Ashley Williams and her husband Jean, Kristina Williams and her companion Ronny, Courtney Schiessl and Jon Schiessl; one sister, Kay Reese of Wethersfield, Conn.; two brothers, Neil Sullivan and his wife Dori of Florida and Bernie Sullivan and his wife Elaine of Glastonbury, Conn.; numerous nieces and nephews; and many supportive and loving friends.
A memorial service was held at 12 noon on Friday, Oct. 31, at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Loris.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Amedisys Hospice Care, 137 Professional Lane, Unit B, Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585.

Judy Anne Bell Todd
Judy Anne Bell Todd, 67, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital following an illness.
Born on Jan. 23, 1947, in Loris, she was the daughter of Andrew “Red” Lee Bell and Eloise Cox Bell.
She was predeceased by her father.
Mrs. Todd was the owner of Tiny Tots Nursery and was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Survivors including her mother of Loris are her husband of nearly 50 years, Thelbert Dale Todd Sr. of the home; two sons, Thelbert Dale Todd Jr. and his wife Leslie of Conway and Brian Todd of Loris; four grandchildren, Zachary Todd, Mary-Katherine Todd, Morgan Todd and Amelia Todd; and three sisters, Pam McDowell and Vikki Markowtiz, both of Loris, and Patty Miller of Columbia.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Trinity Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Ghent officiating. Committal services were private. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 5330 Broad St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Dominick A. ‘Nick’ Varallo
Dominick A. “Nick” Varallo, 25, of Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
Born on March 12, 1989, in Myrtle Beach, he was the son of Shelia Barbour Nolan and the late Jay S. Varallo.
In addition to his mother, Sheila, and step-father, Cliff Nolan, he is survived by one brother, Colton Holt; one step-brother, Brock Smith; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lockey of North Myrtle Beach.
A celebration of Nick’s life was held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mitchell Livingston officiating.
The family received friends following the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or the Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach, 291 Ron McNair Blvd., Myrtle Beach, S.C.  29579.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Cerian ‘Susan’ Lee Floyd Watts
Cerian “Susan” Lee Floyd Watts, 63, of Green Sea passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on Nov. 7, 1950, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Robert Grover Floyd and the late Gracie Lee Gore Floyd.
Mrs. Watts retired from McLeod Loris Hospital where she worked as a certified nursing assistant and home health aide. She was a Holiness.
Survivors include her husband, Mack Watts of the home; three daughters, Ginger Christy Lee Smith of South Carolina, Jeannie Marie Wooten and her husband Tim of Alabama and Mindy Mae Boyd and her husband Lee of Conway; five grandchildren, Logan Duncan, Matthew Tyler, Briana Engeron, Elisha Tyler and Isabella Lee Travis-Smith; one great-grandchild, Ashton Tyler; and one brother, Joey R. Floyd of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Wilbur Fipps and the Rev. Dean Cartrette officiating. Committal services followed at Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City, N.C. Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Hardwick Funeral Home and from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM OCTOBER 30, 2014 EDITION
Mary Ann Allen
Mary Ann Allen, 84, of Loris passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
Born in Indianapolis, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Otis Allen and the late Glenna Dushane Allen.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers; one sister; and one son, Ronald Lee Kazee.
Survivors include two daughters, Shawn Rhodes and her husband Joseph of Loris and Michele Aldridge of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Mark Rhodes of Loris, Cora Rhodes of North Myrtle Beach, Shannon Marlowe and her husband Ronald of Green Sea, Wade Soles II and his wife Cheyenne of Tabor City, N.C., and Tyana and Kenneth Bell of Conway; eight great-grandchildren, Larry Small, Dylan Small, Bret Small, Jaydon Soles, Jordan Soles, Nate Marlowe, Cheyenne Marlowe and Dakota “Kota Bug” Marlowe; her significant other, Donald Kazee of Indianapolis; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were private.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel served the family.

Mary Beth Smith Barbour
Mary Beth Smith Barbour, 75, of North Charleston passed away on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at White Oak Manor in North Charleston following an illness.
Born on Feb. 20, 1939, in Loris, she was the daughter of Jesse Burroughs Smith and Mary Gabriella Smith.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harvey Everett Barbour Jr.; four brothers, William Alvin Smith, Lanford Zacheus Smith Sr., John Thomas Smith and TyBea Smith; and three sisters, Inez S. Benton, Sarah S. Woods and Sybil Thompson.
Mrs. Barbour was a loving homemaker and a longtime member of Sweet Home Baptist Church in Loris before moving to North Charleston where she became a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all.
Survivors include two sons, Harvey E. Barbour III and his wife Velvia of Ridgeway and John Barbour of North Charleston; two daughters, Cindy B. Lambert and her husband Randy of Barnwell and Lori B. Coger and her husband Thom of North Charleston; one sister, Vera Leigh of Loris; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Sweet Home Baptist Church with visitation from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Committal services followed at Buck Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 508 Hampton St., Suite 200, Columbia, S.C. 29201 or online at www.kidney.org/donate.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Betty Jane Bee
Betty Jane Bee, 90, of Little River died on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Brightwater Rehabilitation Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Feb. 7, 1924, in Parkersburg, W.V., she was the daughter of the late Shirley H. and Mary Elizabeth Woodyard Bee.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Virginia Bee and Dora Alexander; and two half-sisters, Zora DeAngelo and Fern Cunningham.
Graduating from Parkersburg High School, Ms. Bee became an executive with the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company in Charleston, W.V., until she retired. At that time she embarked on her second career—that of a nationally known watercolor artist and teacher.
Ms. Bee was a member of a very special group of artists, the Backporch Painters, whom she dearly loved, the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum, the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild, and she was a distinguished member of the South Carolina Watercolor Guild. She was very active in her church, Bible Fellowship Baptist Church of Little River where she was a charter member. She used her talents in many ways for the church in service to Christ for the glory of God.
She is survived by one brother, Charles W. Bee and his wife Kathleen Michael Bee; five nephews and one niece and their children; and several special cousins.
Ms. Bee was loved and respected by all her family members and she demonstrated her love and devotion to everyone of us in many ways. Her passing will leave an enormous void in the family but rest assured she is in a better place.
A memorial service will be held at Bible Fellowship Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22.
Memorials may be made to Bible Fellowship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1109, Little River, S.C. 29566.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to all Ms. Bee’s friends and church family for their prayers and assistance.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Mathilda ‘Tillie’ Fitzpatrick
Mathilda “Tillie” Fitzpatrick, 83, of Little River died of natural causes on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 29, 1931, in Kingston, N.Y., she was the daughter of Leonard and Josephine Ward.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick and her brother, Bob, were born and raised in Kingston. She graduated from Kingston High School in 1948.
After graduating, she married her husband of 59 years, John Henry Fitzpatrick Sr., who passed away in 2009. She and “Jack” started their life together in Saugerties, N.Y., where they raised six children. Jack worked for IBM; his job moved them to many places around the world. Together they lived in: Campinas, Brazil; Charlotte, N.C.; Gaithersburg, MD; and Sydney, Australia. They retired to Little River in 1989. Over the years, Mrs. Fitzpatrick was active in all the communities and churches she was a part of. She was a generous friend and always eager to help; the Ecumenical Vacation Bible School, the annual church yard sale, craft sales, ladies luncheons and parties. She was an active member of River Hills Community in Little River and Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by six children, Jack Fitzpatrick Jr., Terry Dawson, Dan Fitzpatrick, Pam Ruzzo, Thomas Fitzpatrick and Mike Fitzpatrick, and their spouses; 14 grandchildren, Erin, Kelly, Christine, Patrick, Danielle, Brian, Julie Paige, Ashley, Markie, Jade, Sean, Timothy, Brianna and Cyrus; and eight great-grandchildren, Sean, Jack, Libby, Meghan, Jaxon, Ronan, Liam and Max.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Our Lady Star of the Sea at 1100 8th Ave. N. A luncheon will follow at the church for all who attend.
In memoriam donations can be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Ladies Guild, Our Lady Star of the Sea, 1100 8th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or call 843-249-2356.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Betty Louise Long Green
Betty Louise Long Green, 65, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on Feb. 23, 1949, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Marvin David Long and the late Eula Hardee Long.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, David Bessant; three brothers, Thurmond, Donald and Herman Long; and one sister, Dalma Lee Long.
Mrs. Green was a retired hairdresser and a dedicated member of Springfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and decorating. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family, especially her daughter and grandsons. She will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, George Gary Green of the home; one daughter, Angie Bessant Thompson and her husband Russell of Loris; two step-sons, Anthony Green and Timothy Green, both of Wilminton, N.C.; two grandsons, Bailey Alexander Thompson and Christopher Aaron Thompson, both of Loris; four brothers, M.D. Long and his wife Linda Faye, Charles Long and his wife Earlene, Douglas Long and Wendell Long and his wife Molly, all of Loris; and four sisters, Carolyn Long Suta and her husband Henry of Westminster, Col., Eulee “Lucy” Long and Margaret Long Chestnut, both of Loris, and Sylvia Long Jones and her husband Thomas of Aynor.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Springfield Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Slomka, the Rev. Bill Thompson and the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services followed at Antioch Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Springfield Baptist Church, 246 Springfield Church Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

John Joseph Kerr Jr.
John Joseph Kerr Jr. of Longs went home to be with his Lord on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.
He was born on Sept. 10, 1946.
Mr. Kerr lived his faith through his thoughts, words and deeds. He was a truly good man, a wonderful husband, a dedicated father and a good friend to all who knew him. He loved coaching Babe Ruth Baseball and was a truly wonderful role model for many young men. He was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Kerr; their wonderful son, Jonathan Kerr; one brother, Joseph Kerr; his stepfather, William P. Echols; and many dear and close friends.
A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the Babe Ruth Alumni Association, P.O. Box 5000, Trenton N.J. 08638 or to the charity of your choice.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Brenda Sarvis Rieckenberg
Brenda Sarvis Rieckenberg, 66, of Bayboro passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on March 15, 1948, in Conway, she was the daughter of Frances Johnson Sarvis and the late John D. Sarvis.
Mrs. Rieckenberg served her country with honor and courage in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, after which she opened her own arts and crafts store, Dolls’n’Stuff. Upon moving back to Bayboro, she went to work as a unit coordinator for Loris Community Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of Bayboro Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Will G. Rieckenberg of Sanitaria Springs, N.Y.; two sons, William “Frankie” Floyd and Darryl Floyd, both of Bayboro; three grandchildren, Joshua Floyd of Conway, Kaitlyn Cannon and Lauryn Floyd, both of Myrtle Beach; and three sisters, Donna Faye Martin and her husband Dennis of Aynor, Joan Gaillard and her husband Davis of Charleston and Marsha Lynn Monteleone and her husband Joseph of North Myrtle Beach.
Memorial services will be announced.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Charles Edward Walters
Charles Edward Walters, 71, of Calabash, N.C., died on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.
Born on Nov. 17, 1942, in Pageland, he was the son of Sarah Kearns Walters and the late Garland Kyle “GK” Walters.
Mr. Walters was a former real estate broker and golf course manager for Robber’s Roost Golf Course in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Linda Walters; two sons, Eddie Walters and his wife Carol of Sunset Beach and Randy Walters and his wife Janet of Carolina Shores, N.C.; one brother, Grant Walters and his wife Betty of Enochville, N.C.; one sister, Brenda Welch of Granite Quarry, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Sarah Walters, Emily Walters, Meredith Walters and Charlie Walters.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, in Jennies Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Robbie Stephens officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Inurnment was private.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Attn: Brunswick House, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., served the family.

Hilda Sellers Yarbough
Hilda Sellers Yarbough, 100, of Raleigh, N.C., passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Jan. 1, 1914, she was a native of New Hanover County. She was the daughter of the late L.L. and Annie Kerr Sellers.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one daughter, Ann Adams Oliver Epps; and three sisters.
Mrs. Yarbough was the oldest alumni of Peace College and worked for 23 years at Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Raleigh.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Edward Yarbough; one daughter, Joy Adams Aycock and her husband Jim of Buies Creek, N.C.; two sons, Julian F. Adams and his wife Joanne and Dan M. Adams and his wife Rae, all of Little River; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel in Raleigh. Burial followed at Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.
The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Fund, First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh, 112 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, N.C. 27601.
Condolences can be made to www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com.
Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel of Raleigh served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM OCTOBER 23, 2014 EDITION
Sylvia Hardee Causey
Sylvia Hardee Causey, 72, of Darlington died on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Carolinas Hospital in Florence after an illness.
Born on June 30, 1942, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Bill H. Hardee and Ina Mae Neeley Hardee.
Mrs. Causey was a medical technologist and retired from Carolinas Hospital System. She was a member of Northgate Baptist Church for over 40 years. She served as past president of the Pee Dee Shrine Club’s Ladies Auxillary and presently secretary/treasurer of the S.C. American Medical Technologists Association.
Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Kenneth Causey of Darlington; two children, Julie Causey of Florence and Kenny (Tonya) Causey of Timmonsville; three grandchildren, Natalie Hope Ellis, Causey Dean Ellis and Caden McDaniel Causey; and one brother, Billy Hardee of Longs.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home and at the residence of her son, Kenny Causey.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jackie Knight officiating. Burial was held immediately after the service at Florence National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Omar Center, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464.
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Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home of Florence served the family.

Robert Lawrence Cushman
Robert Lawrence Cushman, 66, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Longs.
Born on Feb. 13, 1948, in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of the late Orton A. and Lillian M. (Valler) Cushman.
He loved his music, playing tennis and riding. He was a good friend.
Survivors include one brother, Jon Cushman; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
There will be a luncheon following the service at 285 Center Drive in Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Meher Spiritual Center, 10200 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

William Elliott ‘Bill’ Darby
William Elliott “Bill” Darby, 86, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.
Born on Feb. 23, 1928, in Fort Motte, he was the son of Artemas K. Darby and Elizabeth McLure Darby.
He was predeceased by one brother, A. Keitt Darby; and one grandson, Artemas Wendell McDaniel.
Mr. Darby was a graduate of St. Mathews High School and a 1950 graduate of Clemson College. At Clemson, he was very active in the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, Pershing Rifles, Strawberry Leaf Forensic Society, Tiger Brotherhood Service Fraternity, The Tiger Newspaper and TAPS Yearbook. He was awarded the Trustees Gold Medal as the top speaker in the school.
After graduation, Mr. Darby was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served as one of the first drone pilots during the Korean War.
In 1955, he founded Resort Publications and published Sun-Fun Magazine, the first tourist magazine of its type on the Grand Strand, renamed Coast Magazine two years later. After adding Alternatives Magazine to his publications several years later, he remained owner and publisher of both magazines until his death, receiving 43 press awards during his career. He was a member of the Magazine Publishers of America and the Grand Strand Press Association.
Mr. Darby was one of the founders of the Horry County Republican Party serving as chairman, state committeeman and delegate to the Republican county, district, state and national conventions for 20 years. He served on the S.C. Tourism Board, the Congressional Tourism Committee, the Horry County Airport Task Force, the first Greater Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee and Partners Economic Development Corporation.
He is survived by one sister, Mary Elizabeth Darby of Savannah, Ga.; his former wife of 25 years, longtime business partner and continuing friend and supporter, Birgit H. Darby of Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Greta Darby McDaniel (Rae) of Bishopville and Birgit E. Darby of New York City; three granddaughters, Elizabeth McDaniel Jones (Brad) of Pensacola, Fla., Eleanor McDaniel of Denver, Col., and Emmy McDaniel of Nashville, Tenn.; one grandson, Lochlainn Burke of New York City; one nephew, Kit Darby of Atlanta, Ga.; and many special friends, including Donna Steffen of Myrtle Beach.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or online at hsnmb.org.

Samuel Horace Faircloth
Samuel Horace Faircloth, 79, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Agape Rehabilitation in Conway following an illness.
Born on Feb. 15, 1935, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Harry F. Faircloth and the late Allene Hardwick Faircloth.
He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Elaine Faircloth; two brothers, Lorentus Faircloth and his wife Hilda Faircloth and Wendell Faircloth; and one sister, Rachelle Resca.
Mr. Faircloth was the owner of Four-Way Kartway where he was known to his friends and community as a “Legend.”  He was a U.S. Navy veteran and member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Surviving are two children, Bobby Lynn Faircloth and Pamela Denise O’Riley and her husband James Robert O’Riley; two grandchildren, Chad Marshall O’Riley and Kristin Nicole Hardee and her husband Christopher Lee Hardee; five great-grandchildren, Bryson Hardee, Alexandria Grace Hardee, Christopher Chandler Hardee, Caleb Marshall O’Riley and Macie Paige O’Riley; four sisters, Vernell Harrelson and her husband Dorres Harrelson, Freddie Triplett and her husband Carson Triplett, Betty Stocks and her husband Wayne Stocks, Sharon Todd and her husband Harris Todd; and one brother, Larry Faircloth.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Burial followed in New Home Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 2320 Hwy. 378, Conway, S.C. 29526 or the American Liver Association, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, N.Y. 10006.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Pamela Elizabeth Jones
Pamela Elizabeth Jones, 55, of Little River died on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Born on Dec. 15, 1958, in Piqua, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Burl A. and Anna Marie Froebe Shook.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband of 33 years, Melvin L. Jones; one son, Sam L. Jones; one sister, Willadeane A. Chaffee; and one grandson, Jaxon.
The family received friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
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.

Myrtle Brewer Keelyn
Myrtle Brewer Keelyn, 88, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Ansonville, N.C., died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving children.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro, N.C. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery in Ansonville. The family greeted friends at the funeral home prior to the service at 1 p.m.
A celebration of life service will be forthcoming in the spring of 2015 on the beach in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach honoring her passion and love of the beach.
Born on Feb. 11, 1926, in Johnston County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Wesley Conway and Lulu Carroll Brewer.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Robert Jeff (Bob) Keelyn; four sisters, Jane, Ruth, Eula and Della; and three brothers, Lucian, Gurley and Buddy.
Survivors include three children, Barbara J. Keelyn (Terry Johnson), Susan G. Keelyn and Robert M. Keelyn; three grandchildren, Robert Jeff Dell (Sherri), Megan Ryan Keelyn and Nicholas Robert Keelyn; eight great-grandchildren, J.J. Johnson, Hunter Marie Page (JD), Joshua Dell, Cordelia Dell, John Hill, Katie Hair and Amanda Hill; and a great-great-grandchild, Harley Page; two brothers, W.L. Brewer (Vernell) and Wesley Brewer Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Keelyn was first a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a business owner of rental properties with her husband Bob, where she formed wonderful friendships with many visitors to the beach. She had a love for the beach and for collecting sea shells which she generously shared with anyone who shared her passion for the beach. Flashing her quick smile and friendly wave, she never met a stranger. She enjoyed camping and caring for her dogs over the years and later enjoyed the chance to travel with her children and to spend many treasured moments with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Keelyn began working at a young age in her home town of Selma, N.C., in the local mills and factories before moving onto such challenges as becoming a female welder during World War II in the Navy Yard at Norfolk, Va.
Being a resident of over 50 years in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach, she shared many fascinating stories with locals and tourists alike regarding the many changes that occurred in the area and also the adventures of her life.
The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation and thanks to Embrace Hospice of Conway and to their staff for their loving care for Mrs. Keelyn during her time of illness.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bethlehem Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Randall Crenshaw, P.O. Box 421, Ansonville, N.C. 28007.
Leavitt Funeral Home of Wadesboro, N.C., is serving the family.

Brenda Douglas McManus
Brenda Douglas McManus, 63, of Little River went home on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.
Born on Jan. 16, 1951, in Mecklenburg County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Mack and Betty Douglas.
As a licensed optician for over 35 years, Mrs. McManus never met a stranger. She loved her Lord, her family and friends and her country.
She is survived by her husband, Michael McManus; one daughter, Kathleen (Mike) Smith; six grandsons, Nathan Smith, Noah Smith, Nicholas Smith, Austin Fultz, Cody Fultz and Carter Fultz; three brothers, Rick “Cooter”, Danny (Wanda) and Steve (Jamie); three step-daughters, Angie (Anthony) Fultz, Erica (Brandon) Burns and Michelle (Kevin) Hill; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
A memorial service was held during worship at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, at The Church of the Lost and Found in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to The Muscular Dystrophy Association, 110 Cinema Drive, Suite A, Wilmington, N.C. 28403.

Steve Novosel
Steve Novosel, 83, of Little River passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, with his family by his side.
The family wishes to thank everyone for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. In accordance with Steve’s wishes, services were private.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Edward John Parker
Edward John Parker, 86, of Sunset Beach, N.C., died on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at home with his loving family at his side.
Born on May 30, 1928, in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Agnes Krukar Parker.
He was a member of Living Water Baptist Church in Longs.
Mr. Parker is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joyce Bowers Parker; one daughter, Linda J. Carter (Norman); three sons, Stephen E. Parker (Kimberly), Douglas J. Parker (Mirian) and William R. Parker; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, at Lee Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. at Living Water Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Living Water Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1569 Hwy. 9 E., Longs, S.C. 29568 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 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 is serving the family.

Father Nicolaos Peter Spirakis
Father Nicolaos Peter Spirakis, 79, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.
Born on Oct. 28, 1934, in Stockdale, Pa., he was the son of the late Peter Anthony and Angeliki Moschouris Spirakis.
Father Spirakis received his under graduate degree from Holy Cross College in theology in 1959 and his master’s degree from East Carolina University in education in 1978. His first parish was 1959-1971 in Asheville, N.C., his second was 1971-1976 in Wilmington, N.C, and his last parish was 1976-1992 in Myrtle Beach. He spent his retirement serving as a supply priest to the Metropolis of Atlanta in the southeast.
He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Spirakis; four children, Peter N. Spirakis, George N. Spirakis and his wife Tamara, Angelica Keaton and her husband Robert and Anastasia Haar and her husband David; and five grandchildren, Nicolaos Spirakis, Jordan Spirakis, John Spirakis, Thomas Haar and Nicolaos Haar.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church with Alexios, Metropolitan of Atlanta officiating and his other brothers in Christ. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at the church with the Trisagion service at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Endowment Fund, 3301 33rd Ave. Ext., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Frank Strickland
Frank Strickland, 71, of Green Sea died on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C.
Born on July 13, 1943, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Julius Strickland and Ester Fowler Strickland.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Ervin Strickland and Tommy Strickland.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Holmes Strickland of the home; one son, Ervin Strickland (Michele) of Green Sea; one daughter, Amy Strickland Hardee (Kevin) of Loris; two brothers, Mickey Strickland and Jimmy Strickland, both of Green Sea; four sisters, Lucille Fowler of Green Sea, Annie Mae Hathcock of Charlotte, N.C., Rosa Lee Micheau (Willard) of Georgetown and Polly Clemons (Carroll) of Green Sea; and two grandchildren, Alex Hardee and Ashley Strickland.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Carolina Baptist Church in Green Sea with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C., served the family.

John L. Weber
John L. Weber, 85, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
Born on Jan. 18, 1929, he was the son of Mary Elizabeth Demarest and John L Weber of Bloomfield, N.J.
Mr. Weber served in the Army and retired from New Jersey Bell Telephone. He was a member of Free Mason Lodge # 88 and American Legion Post #503. He was a Boy Scout leader, lifetime member of NJ Montclair Operetta Club and deacon and elder in the RCA of America. He was a member of Calabash Presbyterian Church and SWBNC. John was a die-hard New York Giants fan, an avid woodworker and enjoyed golf, travel, reading and his computer.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Barbara Loesch; three children, Wendy Wowk and John R. Weber of Carolina Shores and Robert P. Weber of Vernon, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marylyn Davis of New Hope, Pa.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Calabash Presbyterian Church at 8820 Old Georgetown Road in Sunset Beach, N.C.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
OBITUARIES FROM OCTOBER 16, 2014 EDITION
Audrey Hoopes Calvin
Audrey Hoopes Calvin, 81, of Longs, formerly of New Jersey, died on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.
Born on Jan. 14, 1933, in Elizabeth, N.J., she was raised in Roselle, N.J., and lived in Clark, N.J., for over 25 years before moving to Longs 24 years ago.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Edwin (2012); and beloved sister, Ruthanna Krause (1981).
She is survived by one son, Gary Calvin; one daughter, Debbie (Michael) Walsh; one grandson, Dylan Walsh; and one niece, Barbara Krause (Glenn Palmer) and their children.
A private cremation service was held with the family.
Michael Hegarty Funeral Home of Old Bridge, N.J., served the family.

Charles ‘Charlie’ Edward Corbett Sr.
Charles “Charlie” Edward Corbett Sr., 83, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following a brief illness.
The family received friends from 12 to 1:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with funeral services following at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Following the committal service at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach, friends were invited to the home of his daughter, Vicki Thomas, at 5001 Wynfield Drive in Plantation Pointe in Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Louise Frosty Powell Lyles
Louise Frosty Powell Lyles, 82, of Green Sea died on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in her home.
Born on July 25, 1932, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Greely Powell and Dovie Arnette Powell.
She was predeceased by one brother; four sisters; and one granddaughter, Lisa Harris.
She was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Tabor City, N.C.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Harry L. Lyles of the home; two sons, Michael Lyles and his wife Mary Lou of Beebe, Ark., and Harry Lee Lyles Jr. and his wife Dawn of Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Cindy Marie Lyles Cox and her husband Terry of Green Sea; one sister, Dorothy Kegeris of Longs; five grandchildren, Brandon Cox, Stacy Baysden, Alison Branch, David Lyles and Blake Lyles; and 15 great-grandchildren.  
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Inman Ward Chapel with burial following in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Rita Harrell Meggs
Rita Harrell Meggs, 56, of Little River passed away at home on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born on Nov. 24, 1957, she was the daughter of Leonilda Pane Harrell and Robert Frank Harrell Sr. of Florence.
She was predeceased by her parents and her mother-in-law, Vivian Meggs.
Mrs. Meggs was a graduate of Southside High School in Florence and was employed by South Carolina National Bank for a number of years. She was a homemaker and loved caring for her family, her home and her beautiful yard. She was an avid gardener and took pride in the beauty she created.
She is survived by the two loves of her life, her husband of 29 years, Martin “Marty” Joe Meggs of Little River, and her son, Daniel Joel Meggs of Columbia; one brother, Robert “Bobby” F. Harrell Jr. of Florence; four sisters, Patsy H. Chapman of Pawleys Island, Linda H. (Ronny) Baroody, Robin Harrell and Pam Harrell, all of Florence; her father-in-law, Thomas Meggs of Florence; two brothers-in-law, Mike (Cecilia) Meggs of Florence and Jerry Meggs of Denmark; her beloved Lab, Gunner; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Florence with entombment following at the mausoleum at Florence Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Waters-Powell Funeral Home.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the offices of Dr. Gangi and Dr. Goldberg and a special thanks to The Amedisys Hospice of South Carolina in Pawleys Island for all the special care they provided to Mrs. Meggs and her family.
Memorials may be made to The Amedisys Hospice of South Carolina, 137 Professional Lane, Unit B, Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585.
Sign the guest book online at www.waterspowellfh.com.
Waters-Powell Funeral Home of Florence served the family.

Jackie Grantham Mishoe
Jackie Grantham Mishoe, 64, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.
Born on Feb. 5, 1950, in Mullins, she was the daughter of the late Jack and the late Flossie Cook Grantham.
She was predeceased by one brother, Jim Grantham; and one sister, Bonnie Lancaster.
Mrs. Mishoe retired from the billing department at DHEC and afterwards enjoyed working with her son at Joey’s On Broadway in Myrtle Beach. She was a loving wife, mother, aunt and sister.
Surviving are her husband, Lloyd Mishoe of Loris; one son, Joey Housand of Myrtle Beach; one brother, Richard Grantham and his companion Shirley of Myrtle Beach; and two very special nieces, Madison Hope Page and Gina Page and her husband Randy, all of Mullins.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Goldfinch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Moody and the Rev. Todd Moody officiating. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery in Nichols.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Charles R. ‘Dick’ Shannon
Charles R. “Dick” Shannon, 74, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
He was born on May 9, 1940, in Cumberland, Md.
He was predeceased by his father, C.R. Shannon Sr.; his mother, Esther Shannon Kline; his step-father, Marvin “Skippy” Kline; and his step-mother, Helen Plyler Shannon.
Mr. Shannon attended Shenandoah County Public Schools, Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va., and graduated from Laurinburg High School in 1957 where he was a National Merit Scholar. He earned a metallurgical degree from North Carolina State University in 1962 and was a brother of Delta Sigma Phi, Rho Chapter Fraternity. He worked at Teledyne Allvac for 37 years and was the director of Quality until his retirement in 2002.
He was an avid reader and Civil War history buff as well as an art lover, painter and stamp collector.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Carolyn Braswell; his first wife, Sandra Fish Shannon of Monroe, N.C.; two daughters, Kelly Moses (Dan) of Summerville and Becky Spivey (Sean) of Wrightsville Beach, N.C.; four granddaughters, Shannon, Anna, Parran and Kate; one half-brother, Mike Shannon (Janet) of Tucson, Ariz.; and seven cousins.
There will be no formal service as his daughters will have a private reception in Monroe and in Mt. Jackson, Va., at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, the Union County Public Library, 316 East Windsor St., Monroe, N.C. 28112 or the Shannon Musical Heritage Endowment Fund, Shenandoah Community Foundation, P.O. Box 31, Woodstock, VA  22664.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Shirley Gray Poole
Shirley Gray Poole, 86, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on April 5, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Alton and Minnie Green Gray.
Mrs. Poole is survived by her husband of 51 years, Harry W. Poole; and three sisters, Betty House, Janice Gray and Sandra Gray.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Barney Fussel Strickland
Barney Fussel Strickland, 93, of Green Sea died on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.
He was born on Oct. 8, 1921, in Horry County, the son of the late Carl Bruce Strickland and Alice Irene Johnson Strickland.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Elneata Fowler Strickland; one daughter, Amy Ruth Strickland; four brothers, McLeod Strickland, Wallace “Pete” Strickland, Walter Ned Strickland and Carlyle Strickland; and one sister, Bliss Jolly.
Mr. Strickland was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he was a P.O.W. of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Strickland of Loris; three sons, Alfred “Al” Strickland (Joyce) of Dalzell, Arnold Strickland (Ella) of Fall Branch, Tenn., and Lyle Strickland (Dianne) of Green Sea; one brother, Marshal G. Strickland of Greensboro, N.C.; one sister, Blannie Watson of Richmond, Va.; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, at Inman Ward Funeral Home. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City, N.C.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the funeral home.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

William Truesdale ‘Billy’ Wingate Jr.
William Truesdale “Billy” Wingate Jr., 76, of the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach departed this earthly life to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.
Born on June 10, 1938, in Georgetown, he was the son of the late William Truesdale Wingate Sr. and Dorothy Louise Barrineau Wingate.
Mr. Wingate was a graduate of Greeleyville High School where he was a five sport athlete and loved by teachers and classmates alike. He then attended USC and has remained a huge Gamecock fan throughout his life.
He was a naturally talented man who was an artist, poet, composer and entertainer. He taught himself how to play the piano at a very early age and was a fast dance and piano prodigy by age nine. Mr. Wingate developed a deep love of music - jazz in particular. After a career in sales and music, he spent time playing Jazz Up Sunday in Columbia, volunteered with Cooperative Ministries, various shelters and assisted in music and dance lessons for children. He remains a member of the Jazz Hall of Fame, Beach Shaggers Hall of Fame and Living Legends of North Myrtle Beach. His jitterbug dance style was smooth and soulful, very unique. He loved to make people laugh and never met a stranger. His smile was contagious. He will be missed dearly.
Survivors include his sweetheart, Karin Binder of St. Paul, Minn.; three children, Jamie (Mitch) Thompkins of Georgetown, Jill (Chris) Caines of Georgetown and Jody (Stacey) Wingate of Columbia; seven special grandchildren, Meredith Thompkins, Mallory Thompkins, Maggie Caines, Tucker Caines, Matthew Caines, Trey Wingate and Joel Wingate; one sister, Johnnie Lou Fulmer of Barnwell; one niece, Amy Fulmer; great-nephew, Joseph Ravenscroft; great-niece, Annabelle; one nephew, Eric Fulmer of Barnwell; and many wonderful friends that were very special to him.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Tara Hall Home for Boys, P.O. Box 955, Georgetown, S.C. 29442.
A celebration of lifeservice was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Ocean Drive Pavilion located at 90 S. Ocean Blvd. in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach.
Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM OCTOBER 9, 2014 EDITION
M. Lawrence Giampe
M. Lawrence Giampe, MD, 89, of Longs passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at his home with family at his side.
Born on Oct. 21, 1924, in New York City, he was the son of the late Rosa and Giovanni Giampedraglia.
He was predeceased by one sister, Lelia; and two wives, Pauline and Barbara.
Dr. Giampe was a captain in the U.S. Air Force prior to becoming a prominent obstetrician/gynecologist in Hudson Valley, N.Y., for over 50 years. He dedicated his life to his patients. Every patient was treated like a family member without regard as to their ability to pay. He donated to many organization anonymously.
His favorite pastime was raising pigeons and collecting antiques.
In 2009 he relocated to Myrtle Beach to spend his remaining years with the love of his life, Janice, and his dog Gracie.
He is survived by his wife, Janice; two sons, John and Robert; one step-son, Jack; two daughters, Melissa and Rebecca; several grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel at 11840 Hwy. 90 in Little River. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

L. Patrick Mason
L. Patrick Mason, 69, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Sept. 18, 1945, in Cornerbrook, Canada, he was the son of the late Patrick and Vera Clouter Mason.
Mr. Mason was vice president of manufacturing for Brazeway Corporation for over 25 years and also a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lu Baril Mason; two daughters, Lisa Anne Bottoms (Jason) and Julie Lynn Boyles (John); two brothers, Raymond Mason (Carolyn) and Clayton Mason (Wendy); one sister, Myrie Aube (Michel); and five grandsons, Tyler, Trent, Luke, Joshua and Jake.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
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.

Richard John Miller
Richard John Miller, 78, of Little River died on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 13, 1935, in New Kensington, Pa., he was the son of the late John A. and Alberta Kirkwood Miller Jr.
He was predeceased by one son, Richard John Miller Jr.; and one grandchild, Richard John Miller III.
Mr. Miller was retired from the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Carolyn Thomason Miller; one son, John A. Miller III (Gina); two daughters, Alberta Ortiz (Israel) and Dee Ann Miller; four step-children, Rebecca Bethea (Richard), Cathy Couture (Peter), Teresa Hart (John) and Diana Deadmore (Thomas); 10 grandchildren, Candis, Danielle, Tarron, Nichole, Richard, Peter, Eric, Amanda, Hailey and Grace; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ronald ‘Ron’ Salvatore Nunes Jr.
Ronald “Ron” Salvatore Nunes Jr., 23, of Longs passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.
Born on Dec. 17, 1990, in New Brunswick, N.J., he was the son of Ronald Nunes Sr. and Carol Marciano Nunes: whose hearts shall be forever broken.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, John and Josephine Nunes.
His family moved to Longs in 2005, where he attended North Myrtle Beach High School. Ron transferred to ATA, graduating with honors and received the President’s Award. After graduation in 2008, he attended Horry Georgetown Technical College, where he received his associate’s degree in computer science. He was three credits away from his B.S. in networking technology at Western Kentucky University. His professional accomplishments included working as a freelance computer specialist and, most recently, he worked as a tobacconist at Low Country Pipe and Cigar as well as a freelance network engineer.
He was loved by all his friends who often remarked about his charismatic personality and his ability to be a best friend to everyone he knew. He was truly loved by all and in turn loved everyone he knew. Although he was here only a short time, he managed to touch many hearts.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his Aunt Toni; his maternal grandparents, Salvatore and Marilyn Marciano; his godparents. Aunt Pat Nicosia and Uncle Ricardo Nunes; his Uncle Larry Nicosia and Aunt Joan Nunes; and many cousins, family and friends.
The family received friends on Monday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
A mass of christian burial was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, P.O. Box 7557, Wilmington, DE 19083.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Frank Sutherland
Frank Sutherland, 85, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on Dec. 17, 1928, in Charleston, W.V., he was the son of Floyd Sutherland and Flossie Keeney Sutherland.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by four brothers, John Sutherland, Dick Sutherland, Dan Sutherland and David Sutherland; and four sisters, Ruth Basham, Carolyn Gregory, JoAnn Richardson and Betty Lou Sutherland.
Mr. Sutherland was the retired owner of Sutherland Floor Sanding and a longtime member of Loris First United Methodist Church in Loris. His passions included fishing, following  local sports and providing for his family and the community. He will be most remembered for his tremendous love and devotion to his wife and family.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Sutherland of the home; one daughter, Deborah Sue Kastelic of Louisville, Ky.; two sons, Frank Sutherland and his wife Sue of Powell, Ohio, and Joseph Allen Sutherland of Loris; five grandchildren, Joe Sutherland, Kurtis Sutherland, Ben Sutherland, Marla Sutherland and Mike Pollock; five great-grandchildren, Anna, Lilly Rae, Joey, Alexi and Audrey; one brother, Jim Sutherland and his wife Sharon of Leroy, W.V.; and his extended family, Dr. Teresa Nirenstein and her two daughters, Darcy and Morgan Nirenstein.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, at Hardwick Funeral Home. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Barlow Central Cemetery in Barlow, Ohio.
The family requests that memorials be made to the church of your choice.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Lola Bernice Johnson Willis
Lola Bernice Johnson Willis, 83, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.
Born on April 1, 1931, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Odell Johnson and the late Snatha Prince Johnson.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jessie Willis; three brothers, Quienton Johnson, McCloud Johnson and Dayton Johnson; and one sister, Odessie Barnhill.
Mrs. Willis was a loving sister and aunt and was a Baptist. She was co-owner/co-founder of Country Grounds.
She is survived by one sister, Earline Boyd and her husband Billy of Loris; four special nieces and nephews, Wendell Boyd and his wife Wende of Conway, Elaine Atkinson and her husband Dale, Carroll Boyd and his wife Sarah and Ann Phipps and her husband Randall, all of Loris; six other nieces and nephews, Bessie Roberts of Louisana, Lavon Johnson, Zandra Johnson, Wade Johnson, Greg Johnson and Dawn Johnson, all of Goldsboro, N.C.; eight special great-nephews; two great-great-nieces; and one great-great-nephew.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Jimmy Caines officiating.  Burial followed in Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.
 
OBITUARIES FROM OCTOBER 2, 2014 EDITION
Warren W. Amspacher
Warren W. Amspacher, 94, of Myrtle Beach much loved husband of Loretta Kraus Amspacher, died on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
In addition to his  wife, he is survived by his children, Todd Warren, Nathalie Rae, Susan Lee and Kim Marie; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Amspacher served as captain of an Army supply ship in the South Pacific during World War II.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Trinity United Methodist Church at 706 14th Ave. S. in North Myrtle Beach. Interment will follow in the Florence National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 373, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.  29597.
A message of condolence may be sent to the Amspacher family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Erdine Behunin
Erdine Behunin, 82, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on Dec. 29, 1931, in Macy, Ind., she was the daughter of the late John Behunin and the late Ruth Landis Grepvin.
Ms. Behunin retired from the New Mexico State Highway Department and was a member of Corona Baptist Church where she served as the pianist for many years.
Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Kiefer and his wife Darla of Albuquerque, N.M., Steven Kiefer and his wife Alice of Little Rock, Ark., and Kevin Kiefer and his wife Emma of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one daughter, Bethany Sessions and her husband Eddie of Loris; 14 grandchildren, Richard Bagley, Rocky Bagley, Andrew Bagley, Tasha Kiefer, Jason Kiefer, Kaitlyn Kiefer, Joseph Brazil, Stephen Brazil, Holly Love, Diana Gay, Brittney Kiefer, Brandon Kiefer, Justin Kiefer and Megan Casey; four great-grandchildren, Auanna Kiefer, Carson Bagley, Barrett Bagley and Cayden Bagley; as well as two great-grandchildren on the way, Augustus Love and Joseph Brazil, Jr.; and one brother, John Behunin and his wife Karen of Little Rock.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one daughter, Leslie Bagley; and one sister, Gwen Johnston.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at Corona Baptist Church in New Mexico.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

LeGrande ‘Lee’ W. Brancheau
LeGrande “Lee” W. Brancheau, 92, of Little River passed away on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Brancheau had been in declining health for several years.
Born on Aug. 3, 1922, in Monroe, Mich., he was the son of Alton and Dorothy Brancheau.  He was the second of eight children.
He was predeceased by five sisters, Marion Larson, Elizabeth McCormick, Dorothy Simmons, Shirley Ignasiak and Vivian Warg; two brothers, Alton and James; and one grandson, Marc Gabriel Brancheau.
Mr. Brancheau served in the U.S. Navy in World War II achieving the rank of ensign.  After the war, he graduated from Michigan State Normal College, now known as Eastern Michigan University.  He spent his early working years as a consulting engineer for utility companies across the country. In later years, he worked in the transportation and shipping container industries.
Mr. Brancheau married Geraldine A. Robertson on Sept. 5, 1947, in Monroe.  During their 67 years of marriage, they raised five children.
In addition to his loving wife he is survived by three daughters, Michele (Alan) Andersen of Pennsylvania, Suzette Brancheau of Arizona and Simone (Alan) Gyuricza of New Jersey; two sons, Blais (Kirsten) Brancheau of New Jersey and LeGrande (Margaret) Brancheau Jr. of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Walter (Cynthia) Brancheau.
A memorial service will be held in the Midwest in the near future.
The family suggests donations to the South Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimers Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Suite L, Anderson, S.C. 29621.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Brancheau family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Hadleigh Grace Davis
Hadleigh Grace Davis of Loris, infant daughter of Tony Eugene Davis and Taylor Rebecca Hardwick, died on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital.
Hadleigh was born on Aug. 27, 2013, in Conway. She loved to watch Mickey Mouse movies with her home health nurses.
Surviving in addition to her parents of Loris are her maternal grandparents, Jonathan Hardwick of Loris and Cindy Martin and her husband Patrick of Conway; her paternal grandparents, Tony Davis and his wife Alicia of Socastee and Tracey Galloway of Conway; her maternal great-grandparents, JoEllen and Gene Hardwick of Loris, Susan Blanton of Myrtle Beach and Daniel Henson of Florida; her paternal great-grandparents, Charlotte Davis of Conway and Phil Davis of Gilmar, Texas; and aunts and uncles, Ashley and Blakelyn Martin, Tori and Noah Davis and Jessica and Robert Collamati.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Matt Brown and the Rev. Jane Pearce officiating. Burial followed in Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Margie Small Floyd
Margie Small Floyd, 76, of Loris went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at her home with her family by her side.
Born on March 26, 1938, in Green Sea, she was the daughter of the late Montgomery Small and the late Ruth Coleman Small.
Mrs. Floyd worked as a homemaker and a farmer throughout her life but will be most remembered for her kind heart and comforting presence.  She was a longtime member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she taught children’s Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, was on the program committee and shared her beautiful alto voice to the church choir. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, farming and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Although heaven has gained an angel, it is certain that Mrs. Floyd will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her here on earth.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Floyd of the home; three sons, Ricky Graham and his wife Sherry of Loris, Mike Graham and his wife Missi of Polk City, Fla., and Rodney Floyd and his wife Lisa of Simpsonville; two daughters, Monica Floyd Wright and her husband Terry of Loris and Debra Duncan and her husband Tony of Brandon, Fla.; 13 loving grandchildren; 12 loving great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dewey Small of Loris and Steve Small and his wife Mary Jo of Tabor City, N.C.; and four sisters, Estaleen Edwards of Florence, Aline Williams and Shirly Covil, both of Wilmington, N.C., and Rebecca Grainger of Green Sea.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one brother, Johnny Small; and one sister, Gladys Buffkin.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Pastor David Watts and the Rev. Bill Thompson officiating. Committal services followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2610 Mt. Zion Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

James Liston Mishoe
James Liston Mishoe, 84, of Thomasville, N.C., passed away at his residence on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.
Born on Aug.27, 1930, in Horry County, he was the son of Manning Monroe Mishoe and Sammy Mishoe.
He was predeceased by his parents; two daughters, Mary Ann Richardson and Rebecca G. Mishoe; three sisters, Lorraine Singletary, Maggie Carter and Callie Gainus; two brothers, Monroe Mishoe and John Mishoe; two grandchildren, Jason Dale Hill and Latasha Nicole Hill; and one great-grandson, Braxton Wayne Mishoe.
He was married on May 8, 1966, to Esther Aleen Barnhill Mishoe who preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 2014.
Mr. Mishoe served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and worked in furniture at Brookdale of Thomasville. He was a member of Bright Light Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Sarah Ann Boyette of Trinity, Esther Mishoe Carlyle and her husband Raymond of Trinity, N.C., and Janet Carter of Rock Hill; three sons, John Paul Richardson of Thomasville, James Manning Mishoe and his wife Cindy of Lexington, N.C., and Robert Edward Mishoe and his wife Tina of Asheboro, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Christopher Lance Turner, Lauran Nicole Boyette, Roxanne Hensley, Aaron Lee Mishoe, Michael Daniel Mishoe, Bretly Lace Mishoe, Timothy Edward Bullins and Angela Marie Bullins; and seven great-grandchildren, Carson Lance Turner, Mika Gavin Mishoe, Madison Latasha Garris, Talynn Dale Hill, Landon James Bullins, Gunnar Hensley and Pierce Hensley.
A graveside service was held on Monday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. at Cherry Hill Cemetery in Loris with the Rev. Henry King officiating. The family received friends on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at J.C. Green and Sons funeral home in Thomasville.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, N.C. 27292.
Online condolences may be sent to the Mishoe family at http://www.jcgreenandsons.com/.
J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home of Thomasville served the family.

Theresa Monahan
Theresa Monahan, 74, of North Myrtle Beach passed peacefully on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
Born in New Jersey, she moved to North Myrtle Beach after retiring from her career in the radiology department  at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 46 years, Jimmy; and her beloved son, David.
Mrs. Monahan was truly loved by a closely knit group of friends who together enjoyed socializing, playing mahjong and traveling the world. She embraced her friends like a surrogate family and cherished their love and support through difficult times.
She is survived by two brothers, Michael Palumbo and Anthony Palumbo; two nieces, Michelle and Lisa; one nephew, Paul; one daughter-in-law, Janet; and her beloved cat, Beanie.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, at Lee Funeral Home.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Monohan family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Tina Tunstall
Tina Tunstall, 42, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.
Born on Aug. 23, 1972, in Asheboro, N.C., she was the daughter of Sue Efird Maness and the late James Edward Maness.
In addition to her mother of Asheboro, she is survived by her husband, William Charles Tunstall of Loris; three brothers, James Ray Maness and his wife Margery, Chris Maness and his wife Jessica, all of Randleman, N.C., and Jonathan Maness of Asheboro; one sister, Mary Maness of Asheboro; two nieces, Autumn Maness and Ashlee Maness; two nephews, Nathan Maness and Jonathan Maness; one sister-in-law, Crystal Landreth and her husband James of Thomasville, N.C.; her father and mother-in-law, William Thomas Tunstall and Ivey Nell Tunstall of High Point, N.C.; and many other loved ones and friends.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at Evergreen Cemetery in Dillon.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Paul Heyward Vaught
The Rev. Paul Heyward Vaught, 75, of Rincon, Ga., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at his home following an illness.
Born on April 3, 1939, in Loris, he was the son of the late Lundy Monroe “L.M.” Vaught and the late Flora Anderson Vaught.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Glenda Causey Vaught.
The Reverend Vaught was a retired minister and a member of Gateway Community Church in Rincon. Although retired, he continued to volunteer alongside his daughter-in-law, Jean, with the local Back Pack Buddy Program, providing meals to at-risk children as well as feeding the homeless every weekend in Savannah, Ga.
Survivors include two sons, Paul Heyward Vaught Jr. and his wife Jean of Rincon and Glenn Dalton Vaught and his wife Rebecca of Evans, Ga.; one daughter, Wendy Kay Getsinger and her husband Dennis of Williamston; seven loving grandchildren; four loving great-grandchildren; and four brothers, David Vaught and his wife Jessica of Tabor City, N.C., James Darrell Vaught and his wife Bonnie and Monroe Vaught, all of Loris, and Steve Vaught and his wife June of Calabash, N.C.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Olyphic Baptist Church with the Rev. Andy Lamon officiating. Committal services followed at Olyphic Cemetery. The family received friends immediately following the committal service.
Memorials may be made to the Back Pack Buddies Program, c/o Gateway Community Church, 107 Waterford Ct., Rincon, GA 31326.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

William D. Wannstedt
William D. Wannstedt, 87, of Calabash, N.C., died on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on May 14, 1927, in Anita, Pa., he was the son of the late Martin and Margaret Zuby Wannstedt.
Mr. Wannstedt was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Esther Dunlap Wannstedt; two sons, William M. Wannstedt and his wife Debra of St. Louis, Mo., and James P. Wannstedt and his wife Katie of St. Charles, Mo.; two daughters, Karen W. Duguay and her husband Douglas of Ellicottville, N.Y., and Rozanne Burks and her husband Timothy of Richmond, Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, in St. Brendans Catholic Church. Inurnment was private.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., served the family.

David R. Will
David R. Will, 77, of Longs died on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on June 8, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late Raymond and Edna Reeser Will.
Mr. Will was a veteran of the United States Army, a Freemason and a Shriner.  He served as president of the Bucks County, Pa., Shrine Club in 1994 and was on the Alternate Divan.  He faithfully attended Buck Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Virginia Brannon Will; and one daughter, Debra Evans and her husband Norman.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at Buck Creek Baptist Church in Longs.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Will family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 EDITION
Glenn Fredrick Baker
Glenn Fredrick Baker, 86, of Little River went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, surrounded by family and friends.
Born on March 26, 1929, he was the son of Marjorie and Glenn Baker of Chadwick, N.Y.
Mr. Baker was an active legionnaire with American Legion Post 186 in Little River. He served his country in the U.S. Army Special Forces as well as the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a volunteer with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for many years. He was past owner and operator of Garage Doors of Wilkes in Myrtle Beach. Mr. Baker enjoyed skydiving, scuba diving and winning at card games with his friends.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Betty Bristol; and one grandson, Austin Canfield.
He is survived by four children, Glenn Baker Jr., Steve Baker, Barbara Lingle and Wanda Knox; one brother, Don Baker; one sister, Joyce Shephard; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other family members, Barbara Saunders and her children Sha, Ton, Indra and Tonya.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family asks any memorials be made to Mercy Hospice.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

George Edward Beckert
George Edward Beckert, 71, of Loris passed away on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at his home following an illness.
Born on Aug. 29, 1943, in Washington, D.C, he was the son of the late Harry Joseph Beckert and the late Francis D. Fox Beckert.
Mr. Beckert was retired from Cold Storage Warehouse and was a Catholic.
Survivors include his wife, Cherly Kinzer Beckert of the home; three sons, Jay Matthew Beckert of  Maryland and George Edward Beckert Jr. and Jessie Lee Kinzer, both of Loris; two daughters, Tonya Elizabeth Reynolds of Texas and Ashley Marie Beckert of Loris; his mother-in-law, Gladys Ann Kinzer of Loris; three grandchildren, Kamren Gage Thomas, Kylee-Rhea Jeanene Kinzer and Khloe Danielle Kinzer, all of Loris; two grandchildren in Maryland; one grandchild in Texas; two brothers, Charles James Beckert of Maryland and Michael Beckert of Florida; two brothers-in-law, Joseph Lee Kinzer of Loris and George Christopher Kinzer Jr. of Maryland; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Eva Kinzer of Loris and Annie Lee Walls of Maryland.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Joseph Beckert; four sisters, Margaret, Mary, Dorothy and June; and his father-in-law, George Christopher Kinzer Sr.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Gabriel H. ‘Gabe’ Brett
Gabriel H. “Gabe” Brett, 79, of Little River died on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at Grand Strand Healthcare Center in Socastee.
Born on May 23, 1935, in Milton, Pa., he was the son of the late Edward and Marie Karrstar Brett.
Mr. Brett was a school bus driver at North Myrtle Beach High School in Little River.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Darcy L. Kendrigan Brett; three sons, Jamie Brett (Cindy), Neil Brett (Debbie) and Christopher McCarey; two daughters, Ginny Solis (Michael) and Linda Capacchione (Damian); one sister, Hilda Newman; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Lee Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Lester Buffkin
Lester Buffkin, 80, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at his home following an illness.
Born on Oct. 17, 1933, in Mullins, he was the son of Robert Allie Buffkin and Flossie Bell Sarvis Buffkin.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Ernestine (Eldon) McDaniel.
Mr. Buffkin served his country with honor and courage in the United States Army and was a member of Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church. He was an avid member of the Swamp Fox Tractor Club and the Waccamaw Tractor Club. He loved to farm and spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Queta Vae Sides Buffkin of the home; two sons, David (Sheila) Buffkin and Steve (Terri) Buffkin; one daughter, Brenda (Randall) Stevens; five grandchildren, Derek (Dana) Buffkin, Robert Buffkin, Timothy (Courtnei) Buffkin, Gabe Wilson and Cody Stevens; and five great-grandchildren, Kale Buffkin, Ashlyn Buffkin, Rori Buffkin, William Wilson and Landon Buffkin, all of Loris; one special family friend, Barbara Barnhill; and one special caregiver, Vi Norris.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Loris with the Rev. Earl Elvis officiating. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 128 A Professional Park Drive, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Ike Gerald Dellinger
Ike Gerald Dellinger, 58, of Little River died on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Born on Feb. 26, 1956, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of Carl Dellinger and the late Donna Henry Clarke.
Other than Carl and Edith, he is survived by his family, longtime companion, Margo Bellamy; Trina D. McManus (Marty), Sandra McKinney (Roger), Rita Simpson (Cary); Michael Bellamy (Rebekah); Liam and beloved four-legged friends, Kaylee and LuLu.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Lee Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572 or the charity of your choice.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Angie Celeste Elliott
Angie Celeste Elliott, 33, of Green Sea died on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
Born on June 4, 1981, in Horry County, she was the daughter of Anthony Wayne Elliott and Joan Celeste Lancaster Elliott.
She was predeceased by one brother, Madison Hall Elliott; her maternal grandparents, Pedro and Billie Lancaster; and her paternal grandfather, Madison Wayne Elliott.
Mrs. Elliott worked for Carolina Medical Management for 14 years.
In addition to her parents she is survived by two brothers, Freddie Elliott and his wife Sally of Green Sea and Jamie Elliott of Green Sea; beloved K9, Lilly; four nieces; three nephews; and her grandmother, Lila Fowler Elliott.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. at Green Sea Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Jerry Phillips and Phyllis Elvington. Burial followed at the Green Sea Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., New York, N.Y. 10016.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C., served the family.

John R. ‘Jack’ Givens Sr.
John R. “Jack” Givens Sr., 77, of Little River died on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 24, 1936, in Elizabeth, N.J., he was the son of the late John Joseph and Marjorie Murray Givens.
He was predeceased by one grandchild, Maggie.
Mr. Givens graduated from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J., in 1958, where he played basketball, playing for two years in the NIT Tournament.  He was a Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Council #2859.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice C. Adler Givens; two sons, John R. Givens Jr. (Anne Marie) and Patrick M. Givens; two daughters, Maureen DeRose and Eileen Givens; and five  grandchildren, Nicole, Caitlin, John Joseph, Tatianna and Jordan.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 1500 Main St., Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Russell B. Hardwick
Russell B. Hardwick, 54, of Nichols passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
Born on Sept. 6, 1960, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Oscar E. “Junior” Hardwick and the late Ruby Dell Carter Hardwick.
Mr. Hardwick was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church in Nichols where he served as a deacon, sang in the church choir and was a member of the men’s Sunday School class. He was employed by Printing Port for several years. He loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed his boat and working on projects around the house and loved working in his garden. He loved his family and his lab, Biscuit. His son, Corey, was his life.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Brenda Hammond Hardwick of Nichols; one son, Corey Hardwick of Nichols; two sisters, Tina H. Worley and her husband Charles Ray Worley of Tabor City, N.C., and Irma Jane H. Allen and her husband Garland “Bud” Allen of Sevierville, Tenn.; two aunts, Shirley Carter of Calabash, N.C., and Frances Brown of Supply, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Spring Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Vipperman and the Rev. Jonathan Barbee officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Spring Branch Baptist Church, 6710 Church Loop, Nichols, S.C. 29581.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Matthew L. Hone
Matthew L. Hone, 29, of Little River died on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.
Born on Oct. 2, 1984, in Myrtle Beach, he was the son of Robert Hone and Diane Richards Buddelmeyer.
Mr. Hone graduated from North Myrtle Beach High School in Little River in 2002.
Other than his parents, Diane and Richard Buddelmeyer and Robert and Katherine Hone, he is survived by one brother, Nicholas Hone (Michelle); one sister, Brittni Buddelmeyer; one nephew, Nicholas; his grandparents, Shirley Prock and Gladys Wagner; and his step-siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Lee Funeral Home. A funeral mass was celebrated at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Horry County Firefighters Relief Fund, P.O. Box 3024, Conway, S.C. 29528.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Hone/Buddelmeyer families by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Robert Thomas ‘Bob’ McClernan
Robert Thomas “Bob” McClernan, 77, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, from age-related health issues in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Feb. 13, 1937, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of Elisha John McClernan and Marian (Pippy) McClernan.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Bobbie.
In 1958, Mr. McClernan married Barbara Ann (“Bobbie”) Bliss. They raised their family in Allison Park, 10 miles north of Pittsburgh.
As a journeyman union carpenter and millwright, he helped to construct or change many iconic structures in the greater Pittsburgh area. Most notable were the U.S. Steel building, Three Rivers Stadium and Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Station.
Bob and Bobbie retired in 2003 to Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach. They were members of Barefoot Community Church in North Myrtle Beach. Mr. McClernan provided years of loving care to Bobbie as her health declined. He also worked at the golf course and drove the Barefoot Community Shuttle and took on handyman jobs.
He is survived by three daughters, LuAnn (Keith) Duffus, Kelly (Flip) Thompson and Pamela Auth; nine grandchildren, Dan (Alicia), Matt, Kate (David), Brian, Mike, Jack (Sara), Melissa (Josh), Rick and Rose; two great-grandchildren, Eliana  and Evelyn; one sister, Sue (Gregg) Mowry; and nephews and nieces.
He will be missed.
Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at Lee Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Barefoot Community Church (www.barefootchurch.com).
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Jerome McDaniel
Jerome McDaniel, 83, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born on Dec. 2, 1930, in Laurel Hill, N.C., he was the son of the late David C. and Lillian Brigman McDaniel.
Mr. McDaniel was a U.S. Navy veteran.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Shirley McDaniel.
He is survived by his children, David McDaniel, Larry McDaniel, Marty McDaniel, Jerry McDaniel and Ricky McDaniel; one brother, Willis McDaniel; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Diane Brown.
Services will be private with the family.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Robert Emmett McDonald
Robert Emmett McDonald, 93, of Little River died on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Born on July 18, 1921, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry and Emma Duermyer McDonald.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Anna Louise Shaeffer McDonald; one daughter, Judi Mroz; five grandchildren, John Osborne, Tracy Valko, Matthew Keebler, Stephanie Heist and Melissa Gunia; and eight great-grandchildren, Victoria Pruszenski, Beth Ann Osborne, Sarah Heist, Will Keebler, Nolan Keebler, Ella Rose Keebler, Tai Ani Mroz and Isaiah Delion.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach. Inurnment will be held in the church memorial garden immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship, P.O. Box 8128, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 EDITION
Madelyn Carol Delph
Madelyn Carol Delph, 70, of Little River died on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at home with her husband by her side.
Born on Dec. 30, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Elaine Moffett Pandolfi.
Mrs. Delph retired from Panasonic and worked at Melinda’s Day Spa in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include her husband of 28 years, David J. Delph; one brother, Ronald Pandolfi; two cousins, Richard Pandolfi (Linda) of Long Island, N.Y., Jean Grasso of Jackson, Pa.; and two four-legged babies, Alfie and Cooper.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, and on Thursday, Sept. 18, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. during the Thursday visitation. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Janet Miles Fenner
Janet Miles Fenner, 67, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at home surrounded by her family and friends.
Born on March 24, 1947, in Hartford, Conn., she was the first child of Wesley and Dorothy Miles.
Mrs. Fenner graduated from Manchester, Conn., High School in 1965. She attended Keene State Teacher’s College for one year and graduated from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J.
For 25 years Mrs. Fenner taught music education and directed numerous theatrical productions in Valley View School in Watchung, N.J. She was the former choir director of King of Glory Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach. She was the retired choir director of the adult choirs at Little River United Methodist Church in Little River. Until her death she was the director of the Sounds of Joy Handbell Choir.
She is survived by her husband, Irving; two brothers, Wesley Miles of Hamilton, Mont., and Brian Miles of Denman Island, British Columbia; five grandchildren; and many close friends.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Little River United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center, Little River United Methodist Church or The Humane Society of 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.

Upton C. ‘Fritz’ Howard
Upton C. “Fritz” Howard, 91, of Little River and previously of Upper Marlboro, Md., died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach after an extended illness.
Born on Oct. 27, 1922, in Quince Orchard, Md., he was the son of the late Adalade Small Howard and Charles B. Howard.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Frank Howard; and one step-son, William Owens.
Mr. Howard served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington, D.C., after 46 years. He was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He was the beloved husband of Mary T. “Becky” Howard and they spent 45 wonderful years together. He was also the beloved father of daughters Joyce Gartner (Tommy) of Mt. Airy, Md., Jackie Kraybill (Mike Schlieski) of Portland, Oregon, and Debbi Howard Minto of Monrovia, Md.; and step-father of Peggy Studds (Don) of Little River. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Hazel Mills.
Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Lee Funeral Home. A mass of resurrection was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Carl Davis ‘David’ Simpson
Carl Davis “David” Simpson, 47, of Little River died after an accident on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, and was found Monday morning at approximately 7:30 a.m. in a ditch on Highway 90 after a hit and run.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Mt. Zion Church in Little River.
Latimer’s Funeral Home of Conway is serving the family.

Edward Robert Triana
Edward Robert Triana, 87, of Little River died on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Summit Place in Little River.
Born on Feb. 25, 1927, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., he was the son of the late Vincent and Rosa Garcia Triana.
He was predeceased by his wife, Rose Marie Triana; one son, Edward “Eddie” Triana; and one sister, Agnes Harmony.
Mr. Triana was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed golfing, walking, smoking his cigars, being with his family and meeting new people and animals.
Survivors include three children, Paul Triana (Kathleen) of Stony Point, N.Y., Deborah Lynam (Thomas) of North Myrtle Beach and Barbara Dakin (Robert) of Garrison, N.Y.; one sister, Dorothy Wolf; eight grandchildren, Lauren, Shannon, Thomas, Natalie, Daniel, Brittany, Paul Jr. and Isabelle; and one great-granddaughter, Loreleigh.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Inurnment will be at a later date in Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y.
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.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Triana family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Elizabeth Ann Wallace
Elizabeth Ann Wallace, 84, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Agape Rehab in Conway.
Born on Oct. 26, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Isaac C. and Valeria Hoop Bucy.
Mrs. Wallace is survived by two sons, Matthew C. Wallace and Mark L. Wallace; one sister, Mary L. Webster; four grandchildren, Stephanie, Brandon, Alexis and Christa; and two great-grandchildren, Anderson and Hollis.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Phillips Lutheran Church, Choir Fund, 6200 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Michael Woodall
Michael Woodall, 52, a dedicated long time employee of Dock Holidays Marina in North Myrtle Beach, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.
He is survived by life time friend, Brian Ward and Buddy, his dedicated dog, and Whisper, his amazing white dove.
Loving friends and family in the boating community will miss his smiling face and witty charm.
Memorials may be made to the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta and The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach.
A celebration of life gathering will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Dock Holidays Marina at 1525 13th Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach.
OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 EDITION
Mary Duncan Boyd
Mary Duncan Boyd, 95, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at the Loris Extended Care Facility in Loris following an illness.
Born on Jan. 6, 1919, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Duncan and the late Annie Elizabeth Cox Duncan.
She was predeceased by her husband, Hoke Homer Boyd; one daughter, Charlotte Boyd Jolly; one grandson, Michael Marlowe; and eight brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Boyd was a homemaker and a longtime member of Loris First Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son-in-law, Glendale Jolly of Wilmington, N.C.; two granddaughters, Lisa Jolly Norman and her husband Thomas of Clarendon, N.C., and Greta Jolly Walker and her husband Robbie of Leland, N.C.; and one great-grandson, Adam Marlowe and his wife Meredith of Mebane, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Carl Harris and Ronald Fowler officiating. Visitation was held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Committal services were private.
Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569; Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401 or to the church of your choice.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Byron H. Cochrane Jr.
Byron H. Cochrane Jr., 81, of Little River died on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on July 22, 1933, in Newton, Mass., he was the son of the late Byron H. and Adaline E. Elliott Cochrane Sr.
Mr. Cochrane is survived by his wife of 47 years, Laurie A. Mahan Cochrane; two sons, Byron H. Cochrane III and Gerald J. Cochrane; one brother, Robert Cochrane; one sister, Joanne Longobardi; and one grandchild.
A prayer service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Cochrane family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Luria ‘Lou’ Cox
Luria “Lou” Cox, 86, of Conway passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at his home.
Born on April 19, 1928, in Loris, he was the son of the late Mac Norton Cox and Nina Russ Cox.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Dexter E. Cox, T.P. Cox, Wilbur Cox and O’Bryan Cox; and two sisters, Esta Cox Gause and Nancy Cox Barnhill.
Mr. Cox served his country proudly for 22 years in the United States Air Force. After retiring and returning home to the Conway area he began his second career with Santee Cooper until retiring in 1990. He was a faithful member of New El Bethel United Methodist Church and a proud member of American Legion Post #111 and Masonic Horry Lodge #381.
Survivors include his wife, Gerri Hucks Cox of Conway; one daughter, Tammy Cox Moore (James) of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Robert N. Cox (Sally) of Marietta, Ga., and Kevin L. Cox (Lori) of Conway; seven grandchildren, Autumn Martin, Anna Moore, Sarah Cox, Katie Cox, Samantha Collier, Christian Cox and Ryan Cox; three great-grandchildren, Fisher Cox Martin, Sophie Martin and Anna Farmer Martin; and one sister, Geniece Norris (Lynwood) of Tabor City, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Hyatt and the Rev. Matt Martin officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to New El Bethel United Methodist Church, c/o Tammy Mishoe, 8557 Pee Dee Hwy., Conway, S.C. 29527 or to Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Patricia Ann Schomberg Cross
Patricia Ann Schomberg Cross, 76, of Longs passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at her home.
Born on Dec. 31, 1937, in East Sussex, England, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Rose Schomberg.
She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene R. Cross.
Mrs. Cross was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was a 30 year employee of Charlie’s Camping Center in Randallstown, Md., working as secretary of the parts department.
After residing in Carroll County, Md., from 1976 to 2005, she retired to North Myrtle Beach where she pursued her love of the beach and spending time with family and friends. She was a devoted member of the Good Shepherd Anglican Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by four children, Pamela Hodgkins (Jack) of Bel Air, Md., Brenda Alfred (Rodney) of North Myrtle Beach, Sherry Roos (Larry) of Westminster, Md., and Eugene “Rick” Cross (Marlee) of Spring Grove, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Druid Ridge Park Cemetery in Pikesville, Md.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Anglican Orthodox Church, 700 35th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Thelma Engledow Jay
Thelma Engledow Jay, 97, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014.
She was born on March 28, 1917.
Thelma loved her family boundlessly, and her greatest care was always their comfort and happiness. She loved music and birds and writing letters to editors. She was an award-winning poet and she sang, played the piano and the ukulele. She had many friends because she knew how to be a friend to others.
Mrs. Jay was predeceased by her husband, parents, brother and sister. She is survived by her children, Geoffrey E. Jay of Wilmington, N.C., Marcy Nell Jay (Robert Bailey) of Carolina Shores and Curtis B. Jay (Colleen McGarry Jay) of Marquette, Mich. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Zachary, Caleb and Hannah Jay, all of Marquette.
Mrs. Jay had a keen wit and a wicked sense of humor which she maintained to the end of her life. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Because she often said she wanted her flowers while she could enjoy them, her children suggest memorial donations to the Community Foundation of Boone County, 60 E. Cedar St., Zionsville, IN 46077.
Friends may call at Lee Funeral Home & Crematory from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11. Services and burial will take place in Indiana where she will be home, at last.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Joan Kellogg
Joan Kellogg, 70, of Little River died on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on March 26, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Regina Lewandowski Laskowski.
Mrs. Kellogg is survived by her husband of 36 years, Gerald Charles Kellogg; two daughters, Nancy Quinn of Philadelphia and Cathleen Pleasants (Steven) of Surprise, Ariz.; two brothers, Fred Laskowski of Little River and Joseph Laskowski of Venice, Fla.; three grandchildren, April Bushey of Philadelphia and Steven Pleasants and Kelly Pleasants, both of Surprise; and one great-grandchild, Peyton Silva.
A family gathering was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Lee Funeral Home.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Kellogg family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Robert M. Nagy
Robert M. Nagy of Carolina Shores, N.C., a.k.a., Captain Bob, 67 years old, is survived by his wife, Susan, five children, two step-children, five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Nagy was an Air Force veteran and a member of American Legion Post #503. He was a commercial fisherman, well known throughout the east coast.

Cynthia ‘Jill’ O’Kane
Cynthia “Jill” O’Kane, 73, of Little River died on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Tidelands Community Hospice in Georgetown.
Born on July 15, 1941, in Laconia, N.H., she was the daughter of the late Arthur A. and Irma G. Snyder Fortin.
She was predeceased by two children, John J. O’Kane and Penny E. O’Kane.
She is survived by three children, Marc O’Kane (Donna), Daina O’Kane and Kathy O’Kane Jasper; and three grandchildren, John Thomas O’Kane, Nicole Jasper and Matthew Jasper.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, at Living Water Baptist Church in Longs. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ben ‘Junior’ Suggs
Ben “Junior” Suggs, 81, of Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on July 29, 1933, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Mincey and Ella Jane Causey Suggs.
He was predeceased by three grandchildren, Scotty Thompkins, Jessica McKnight and Melissa Thompkins; two brothers, D.L. Suggs and Tiny-Boy Suggs; and one sister, Eloise Langdale.
Mr. Suggs was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War. He had auto racing in his blood and was a regular at the Conway Speedway and drove number “73”.Nothing gave him more enjoyment than spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is the great-great-grandfather of one.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ester Brock Suggs; three daughters, Diane Langston (Rodney) of Aynor, Patricia McKnight (Earl) of Myrtle Beach and Joanne Thompkins (Randy) of Socastee; two sons, Bruce Suggs (Brenda) of Loris and Kenny Suggs (Cindy) of Green Sea; 12 grandchildren, Vance, Kimberly, Matt, Ben, Jessie, Angie, Kevin, Mandy, Michelle, Ginger, Roger Dale and Jeff; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Jessie Scheurers of Myrtle Beach.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 EDITION

Jessie Earl Bellamy
Jessie Earl Bellamy, 67, of the Wampee Community passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.
Mr. Bellamy was born on May 20, 1947. He was a retired Army sergeant.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church in the Popular Community. Burial was held at Mt. Zion AME Church Cemetery with military honors for a retired veteran.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, in the Frank Shields Memorial Chapel.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River served the family.

Darcus Ann Bullard
Darcus Ann Bullard, 74, of Fair Bluff, N.C., died on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.
Born on Sept. 6, 1939, in Marion, she was the daughter of the late Martin D. and Roxie Cleo Buffkin Hammond.
She was predeceased by her husband, Emerson Honree Bullard; four brothers; three sisters; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include one son, Martin M. “Marty” Bullard of Fair Bluff; one daughter, Lisa D. Buffkin of Green Sea; three brothers, Summer Huston Hammond of Nichols, Ellery James Hammond of Loris and Joseph Quincey Hammond of Beaufort; one sister, Bobbie Faye Hammond King of Georgetown; one sister-in-law, Shirley Hammond of Loris; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, at Meares Funeral Home. Funeral services followed at 3 p.m. Burial was at the Hammond Family Cemetery.
Meares Funeral Home in Fair Bluff served the family.

Ben P. Harrelson
Ben P. Harrelson, 89, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Brightwater Retirement Community in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on Oct. 10, 1924, in Loris, he was the son of Ulysses Scarborough Harrelson and Effie Gertrude Hardee Harrelson.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Isla Mae Currie Harrelson; three sisters, Genevieve Floyd, Sibyl H. Todd and Nancy Horne; and his infant brother.
Throughout his life Mr. Harrelson served his community with distinction as the magistrate in Green Sea for 32 years. He served on the U.S.D.A. Farm Service Agency County Committee, the Horry County Zoning Board of Appeals and as a community board member for the National Bank of South Carolina.
Mr. Ben, as he was affectionately known, was one of the longest serving board members and past presidents of Horry Electric Cooperative’s Board of Trustees representing District 5 with almost 33 years of service. He was a retired farmer, insurance agent and a longtime faithful member and deacon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include three sons, Benjamin P. Harrelson Jr. and his wife Gail of Conway, Jimmy Michael Harrelson and Mary Cooke of Florence and Monte Lewis Harrelson of Green Sea and Amy Howie; four grandchildren, Brett, Scott, Chad and Kyle; and five great-grandchildren, Brooke, Olivia, Ryan, Brady and Hammond.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Miss Katherine and the staff at Loris Extended Care Facility, Mrs. Kayla and the staff at Brightwater Retirement Community and Dr. Gwyn McCutchen for their compassionate care.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Pastor David Watts and the Rev. Bill Thompson officiating. Committal services with Masonic Rites conferred by Loris Lodge #205 AFM followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2610 Mt. Zion Church Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Shirley L. Hoffman
Shirley L. Hoffman, 91, of Little River died on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Agape Rehab in Conway.
Born on March 20, 1923, in Torrington, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Paul and Emma Hoffman.
Ms. Hoffman was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include her friend, Bonnie Hewitt of Tabor City, N.C., and her four-legged friend, Sylvester.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, in 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.

Leon ‘Lee’ Edison Lewis Jr.
Leon “Lee” Edison Lewis Jr., 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his home in North Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 28, 1924, in Rochester, N.Y., he was the son of Leon and Ida Lewis.
He was predeceased by all five siblings; one daughter, Donna Huggins; and one son-in-law, David Huggins.
Mr. Lewis was a World War II Air Force veteran and worked in a family business at Lewis General Tires and later started an antique business. He retired to North Myrtle Beach in 1996 and was active at King of Glory Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Reissig Lewis; three sons, Jim, Bud and Bob and their spouses; one daughter, Patricia and her spouse; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, at Lee Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at King of Glory Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to King of Glory Lutheran Church, 805 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Luther Lighty Jr.
Luther Lighty Jr., 71, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.
Born on Nov. 26, 1942, in Hartsville, he was the son of Luther and Janie Lighty.
In 1958, the family moved to Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Lighty graduated from Edison High School and joined the Army in 1961. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1980 and later moved to Loris.
Mr. Lighty ran for the 6th District South Carolina Congressional seat in 1982, 1984 and 1986; and was mayor of Loris in 1995 and 1999. He was an avid golfer. He would frequent local barbershops to chat. He became an author in 2004, writing “Old Money”.
In 2011, Mr. Lighty was moved from Loris to the Chester Valley Nursing Center in Pennsylvania.
Survivors include his wife, Bettye Watson-Lighty of Philadelphia; one son, Luther Lighty III (Krystal) of Columbia, Md.; one daughter, Kia Baker (Keith) of Philadelphia; and one step-daughter, Cordelia Simmons of Philadelphia; and many grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Services were held on Friday, Aug 29, at Emmanuel Johnson Funeral Home. Interment was at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, Pa.
Johnson Funeral Home of Philadelphia served the family.

Janet Louise Moreland
Janet Louise Moreland, 70, of Longs died on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, N.C.
Born on Jan. 24, 1944, in Three Churches, W.V., she was the daughter of the late Eldridge and Opal McBride Haines.
She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Kemmerer (Mike) and Lori Toth; one step-sister, Opal Sulser; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gail Franklin Moreland; one son, Timothy E. Moreland; two brothers, Donald Haines and Robert Haines; and one sister, Wanda Martin.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Helping Hand/North Strand, 2501 Long Bay Road, Longs, S.C. 29568.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Kenneth Walker
Kenneth Walker, 91, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at his home.
Born on Oct. 12, 1922, in Endicott, N.Y., he was the son of the late Perry W. and Mabel Hitchcock Walker.
He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis J. Walker.
He was a therapy aide at Binghamton Psychiatric in New York.
Mr. Walker is survived by three children, Kenneth P. Garnett, Catherine “Cathy” Bibbee and Rose Dow (Kevin); and four grandchildren, Christopher, Brian, Scott and Robert.
The family received friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, at Lee Funeral Home. Graveside services followed at 3 p.m. at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Cynthia Ann Watson
Cynthia Ann Watson, 47, of Lumberton, N.C., died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
Born on July 3, 1967, in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late John Daniel and Martha Ann Floyd Watson.
Mrs. Watson is survived by her brother, John Watson and his wife Jodie of Green Sea.
A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Green Sea Baptist Church. The family received friends following the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

George W. Wendel
George W. Wendel, 86, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Autumn Care in Shallotte, N.C.
Born on Nov. 13, 1927, in Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of the late George and Eleanor Roper-Scales Wendel.
Mr. Wendel is survived by his wife of 61 years, Caroline Lassins Wendel; one son, William Wendel; one daughter, Susan Colavito; and three grandchildren, Nicholas Todd, Francesca and Katrina.
Inurnment was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church columbarium in North Myrtle Beach.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Connie Sue Wheeler
Connie Sue Wheeler, 66, of Little River died on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Born on July 28, 1948, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Lorene Bennett Viney.
Mrs. Wheeler is survived by her husband of 47 years, Thomas C. “Tom” Wheeler; one son, Brian C. Wheeler; two daughters, Pamela Christine Williams and Sheila Denise Lapinski; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, at Living Water Baptist Church in Longs. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to America’s Keswick, 601 Route 530, Whiting, N.J. 08759 or www.americaskeswick.org.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Wheeler family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.