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 Obituaries


OBITUARIES FROM APRIL 17, 2014 EDITION

Margie L. Gibson
Margie L. Gibson, 64, of Little River died on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at MUSC in Charleston.
Born on June 28, 1949, in Smithfield, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Lester James and Floy Upchurch Holmes.
Mrs. Gibson is survived by her husband of 46 years, George W. “Bill” Gibson; one son, James W. Gibson; one daughter, Carmon Lynn Simmons; one brother, Billy E. Holmes; two sisters, Shirley Gasque and Patricia H. Amos; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at the Holmes Family Cemetery at 221 Calvary Road in Little River. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church, 11483 N. Hwy. 905, Longs, S.C. 29568.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Gibson family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Richard A. ‘Dick’ Haggerty
Richard A. “Dick” Haggerty, 72, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the home of his daughter in Florida.
He had battled melanoma cancer for many months.
Born on July 24, 1941, in Troy, N.Y., he was the son of the late Thomas and Dorothy Haggerty.
He was predeceased by one brother, Thomas “Tom” Haggerty.
Mr. Haggerty was past commander of the American Legion Post 186 in Little River.
A talented high school athlete, he served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for many years at the Washington Gas Company in Springfield, Va., retiring as the company store manager. After moving to the Grand Strand, he worked for a time at Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday.
Mr. Haggerty’s devotion to serving fellow veterans spanned many years. He was a regular participant and organizer of veterans’ memorials and POW/MIA services and events and was a member of the Rolling Thunder veterans support group.
He is survived by his daughter, Dorie Robison of Ormond Beach., Fla.; one brother, Harry Haggerty of North Myrtle Beach; one sister, Dorothy Grant of Houston, Texas; and one granddaughter, Caitlin Robison of Ormond Beach.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in North Myrtle Beach.

William Anthony Schmierer
William Anthony Schmierer, 54, of Little River died on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born on Aug. 2, 1959, in Bayshore, N.Y., he was the son of the late William Schmierer and Marie Matarese Schmierer of Deposit, N.Y.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by one grandchild, Jelly Bean.
Mr. Schmierer was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He loved to hunt, fish, garden and watch NASCAR. He was a strong and independent man who would boss everybody around.  He could always tell you how to do your job better.  He was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers football fan.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann McClernon Schmierer; three daughters, Marlana Schmierer of Little River, Victoria Schmierer of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., and Ashley Schmierer of Little River; three sons, William Schmierer of Little River, Scott Schmierer of Ronkonkoma and Thomas Schmierer of Islip, N.Y.; two step-daughters, Jessica Shay of Little River and Holly Bauer of Newark Valley, N.Y.; one step-son, Lewis “Petey” Reynolds of Enola, Pa.; one sister, Patricia Dudley of Coram, N.Y.; one brother, Ernest Schmierer of Sidney, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren, Jasiyhea, Jazilea, Jalana, Makiylia, Victor Jr., James, Jade, Lexie, A.J., Shyanne, Dakota, Damon, Taylor, Ryan, Camryn, Mark, Chris, Mason, Riley, Cheyenne and Lillie; two great-grandchildren, Rylen and Kolby; his dogs, Daisy and Sassy; and three grandchildren that are on the way.
The family will receive friends at Lee Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, April 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Schmierer family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

William Bernard Virsack
William Bernard Virsack, 95, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at his home.
Born on Oct. 7, 1918, in Braddock, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Mary Nederolik Virsack.
Mr. Virsack was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, where he served as a heavy equipment mechanic during the African Campaigns. He retired as a buyer for Livingston Furniture Company in Canton, Ohio.
An active man well into his 90s, he loved to play golf, tennis and ride his bike.  Until recently, he worked at Arcadian Shores Golf Course.
He is survived by two daughters, Janice L. Virsack and her husband David Hopkins of Stewartstown, P., and Judith V. Winslow and her husband Brian of Beaufort; three grandchildren, Shannon Avery and her wife Sarah of Baltimore, Md., Aaron Winslow and his wife Erica Marquez, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Kaitlyn Winslow of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; two great-grandchildren, Joseph Weinstein-Avery and Madeline Weinstein-Avery, both of Baltimore; one niece, Ruth Shaw and her husband Jack of Pittsburgh, Pa.; his caregivers, Benton and Paulette Carriker of North Myrtle Beach; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 21, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. The Rev. Father Michael Cassabon will officiate.  Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, c/o Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation, P.O. Box 151, Drayton, S.C. 29333.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Larry Grant Walter
Larry Grant Walter, 79, of Longs died on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Sept. 8, 1934, in Garret, Pa., he was the son of the late Edward Francis and Elsie Pauline Kochevar Walter.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter, Taresa A. Walter Segal; and one son, Keith A. Walter.
Mr. Walter was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from Kennametal, where he was a pricing specialist.
An avid golfer, he was also a woodworker, loved traveling and getting together with his buddies to play poker.  He was a Life Member of VFW Post #1863 in Solon, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judith Ann Silveroli Walter; one daughter, Michelle D. Miller of Painesville, Ohio; one son, Larry B. Walter and his significant other Dona Forman of Auburn Township, Ohio; one brother, Clark W. Walter and his wife Jean of Pittsburgh, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at Lee Funeral Home & Crematory.
In lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Walter family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM APRIL 10, 2014 EDITION

Charles Lee Allen Jr.
Charles Lee Allen Jr., 60, of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., formerly of Bladenboro, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Mr. Allen was the band director at Bladenboro High School, Scotland High School in Laurinburg, N.C., and North Myrtle Beach High School in Little River. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his mother, Peggy McCulloch Allen of Bladenboro; two sons, Lee Allen and his wife Mary F. Newcomb of Asheville, N.C., and David Allen and Tabitha Berry of Cornelius, N.C.; two sisters, Cathy Gunter of Raleigh, N.C., and Carolyn Mack and her husband Scot of Wake Forest, N.C.; one granddaughter; and three nephews.
The family received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 4, at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Bladenboro. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at the First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Pinecrest Cemetery in Bladenboro.
Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home of Elizabethtown, N.C., served the family.

Lawrence Charles Bollinger
Lawrence Charles Bollinger, 67, of Calabash, N.C., died on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at his home.
Born on Oct. 9, 1946, in Bridgeport, Conn., he was the son of the late Earl Clemeth and Irene Hainsworth Bollinger.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister and two brothers.
Mr. Bollinger retired from the United States Navy after 24 years of service as a hospital corpsman. He served during Vietnam and was very active in VFW Post #7228 in Calabash, of which he was a life member, and American Legion Post #503 in Calabash.
After his retirement from the United States Navy, Mr. Bollinger served for six years in the United States Merchant Marines, where he served as a medical officer aboard T-AGOS ships.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Peggy Willet Bollinger; three sons, Aaron Boolinger and his wife Emily of Buffalo, N.Y., Adam Bollinger of Palm Bay, Fla., and Adrian Bollinger of Little River; his first wife, Sally; three nephews; one niece; and one great-niece.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on April 9, at VFW Post #7288 in Calabash.
Entombment at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River was private.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Bollinger family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Penelope M. Bolton
Penelope M. Bolton, 84, of Little River died on Friday, April 4, 2014, at her home.
Born on July 8, 1929, in New Haven, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Buckley and Doris Morgan Morse.
Mrs. Bolton is survived by her husband, Richard Bolton; three sons, Richard Bolton Jr., Stephen Bolton and Terence Bolton; one daughter, Elizabeth Slycord; one brother, Joseph Buckley; one sister, Joan Salas; and three grandchildren.
You may share your memories and condolences by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Isabella Grace Carter
Isabella Grace Carter of Loris went to be in the hands of the Lord on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at just 20 weeks.
Survivors include her mother, Alyssa Carter; her big sister, Jessie Cartrette; her grandparents; and many aunts and uncles who looked forward to meeting her in August.
A private funeral was held on Saturday, April 5, for the immediate family.
We want to celebrate this short beautiful life and our family asks for your prayers at this time.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Jean Tollison Chickering Eddings
Jean Tollison Chickering Eddings, 75, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Born on March 24, 1939, in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Gladys Moore Tollison.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles “Chick” Chickering; three brothers, Bobby Snyder, Jack Snyder and Earl Tollison; one brother-in-law, Allen Chickering; two sisters, Francis Atkinson and Doris Catoe; and one sister-in-law, Ruby Tollison.
Mrs. Eddings was baptized at an early age at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Camden. She was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian in Camden, prior to moving to North Myrtle Beach in 1987. She then joined Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She worked at Belk in Camden and retired from Belk at Myrtle Beach Mall after 26 years of service. She was a kind and elegant woman, a supportive wife, loving mother and amazing Neena to her two grandchildren.  A true light would shine in Jean’s eyes when she spoke of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Eddings of North Myrtle Beach; two sons, Gordon Chickering (Weslyn) of Myrtle Beach and Mark Chickering (Pam) of Camden; two grandchildren, Charlie Chickering of Myrtle Beach and Hannah Chickering of Camden; one brother, J.C. Tollison (Yvonne) of Elgin; one sister-in-law, Annie Mae Snyder; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Mary Eddings, Ronnie Eddings, Gene and Sue Hornsby, Eddie and Darla Schoolfield, all of Camden, Kip and Susan Chickering Bedell of Long Island, N.Y.; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, in Quaker Cemetery in Camden.
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, as Jean had a true love of all animals or support the charity of your choice.
You may share your condolences with the Eddings family by visiting leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Shelvia Causey Grimler
Shelvia Causey Grimler, 75, of Conway died on Tuesday, April 2, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway following an illness.
Born on Nov. 6, 1938, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Ottis P. and Nina Mamie McDowell Causey.
She was a member of Pauley Swamp Baptist Church in Conway and was a painter.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Grimler of Conway; two daughters, Ann Marie Holden and Cynthia Lynn Grimler and her husband Ben Hanson, all of Conway; three grandchildren, Jessica Holden, Jenny Holden and Jasmine Raines Grimler; one great-grandchild, C.J. Holden; four brothers, Larry Causey and O.J. Causey, both of Longs, Albert Causey of Loris and Jimmy Dale Causey of Conway; and three sisters, Carrie Mae Causey Doyle and Sara Duff, both of Conway, and Josephine “Josie” Legge of Kentucky.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 4.
Sign the online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Ray Everett Jennings
Ray Everett Jennings, 62, of Little River died on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on May 3, 1951, in Spartanburg, he was the son of the late Theron and Bessie Dismukes Jennings.
Mr. Jennings was a real estate broker.
He is survived by one daughter, Noni Jennings Siebeneck and her husband Brent of Powell, Ohio; one son, Heth Jennings and his wife Jill of Campobello; and five grandchildren, Aden, Asher, Isabella Marie, Rowyn and Daxton.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 7, at Lee Funeral Home.
The family received friends at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Spartanburg. A graveside service followed at 4 p.m.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Jennings family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Virginia J. Loughery
Virginia J. Loughery, 94, of Little River died on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Feb. 15, 1920, in New Britain, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Alios and Josephia Rogan Schreiner.
She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Mrs. Loughery is survived by two children, Patricia V. Timm and John Loughery; one sister, Marion Kern; two grandchildren, Melissa Timm and Christopher Timm; one great-grandchild, Hanna Timm; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Tom Orefice and Cheryl Gray.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Inurnment followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Loughery family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Jill Marie McManus
Jill Marie McManus, 47, of Loris passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, following an illness.
Born on Aug. 9, 1966, in Passaic, N.J., she was the daughter of James Anthony McManus Sr. and Jillian Victoria Usher McManus of Loris.
Throughout her life Ms. McManus worked as a cook, worked in IT with Sprint and was a member of Cherry Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, James Anthony McManus Jr. and his wife Holly of Newville, Pa., and Jason Anthony McManus and his wife Jeannette of Loris; five loving nieces and nephews; one great-niece; one great-nephew; and her beloved pets, Smoke, Meja, Joey and Tyson.
A memorial visitation was held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 4, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be made to Cherry Hill Baptist Church, 2020 Daisy Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at Hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Jeffery Lynn ‘Jeff’ Moore
Jeffery Lynn “Jeff” Moore, 59, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at his home following an illness.
Born on March 1, 1955, in Williamsport, Pa., he was the son of Leonard F. Moore and Sylvia Reeder Moore.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Tiffany Lynn Moore Causey; and one brother, Leonard K. Moore.
Mr. Moore worked in textile manufacturing and as a men’s clothing retailer throughout his life. He was a member of the Loris First Baptist Church in Loris.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Nancy Vaught Moore of the home; one son, Jeffery Shawn Moore of Charleston; one granddaughter, Madison Brianna Causey of Loris; one sister, Shelley Anderson of Little River; his mother-in-law, Doris Vaught Hardee of Loris; and one son-in-law, Kris D. Causey of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at Loris First Baptist Church in Loris with Dr. Jim Mezick and the Rev. Lenny Moore officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 4, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569 or to the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, 171 Ashley Ave., Charleston, S.C. 29425.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has given them love, support and prayers during their time of need. It continues to mean more than words can express.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

James Oliver Prince Jr.
James Oliver Prince Jr., 69, of Spartanburg, and formerly of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River following an illness.
Born on Nov. 28, 1944, in Wilmington, N.C., he was the son of James Oliver Prince Sr. and Myrtie McCaskill Prince.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Randolph Prince.
Mr. Prince graduated from Campbell College after serving his country in the National Guard and was the retired president and owner of Prince Nursery in Tabor City and Fairforest Nursery in Inman. He was a longtime member of Tabor Lodge #563 AF& AM and St. Paul United Methodist Church. He will be most remembered as a loving husband and father.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Davenport Prince; and one son, James Oliver “Jay” Prince III, both of the home.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Tabor City with Pastor John H. Dutton Jr. and the Rev. Gene Goldfinch officiating. Committal services followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was held from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the church prior to services.
Sign the online guest book at Hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Thomas J. ‘Tom’ Rogers
Thomas J. “Tom” Rogers, 77, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014.
Born on Aug. 8, 1936, he was the son of Mary Dorothy Bell and Alexander Paul Rogers.
Mr. Rogers graduated with a BBA degree from Wake Forest University in 1958, an AAS degree from Devry Technical Institute in 1960 and served 12 years in the North Carolina Air National Guard attaining the rank of captain.
During his 48 years in Myrtle Beach, he has been involved in a number of business and civic organizations. He was the owner of WKZQ radio station and president of the Grand Strand Broadcasting Corporation from 1966 to 1999. During this time, he was president of the Grand Strand Broadcasters Association and president of the Grand Strand Press Association and continued to be secretary–treasurer and part-owner of the Strand Media Group. Mr. Rogers was also a founding stockholder and served as director of Anchor Bank from 1974 to 2000. He was a director of the South Financial Group (Carolina First Bank) and served on the board of directors from 2000 to 2004. In 1978, he became director of Florence-based ACS Technologies and held the position of president at the time of his passing. In addition to his successful business career, he was very focused on community involvement. He served as president of the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, president of the Myrtle Beach Rotary Club and treasurer of the Myrtle Beach Area Junior Golf Association, as well as chairman of the board of COMBO (Council of Myrtle Beach Organizations).
Mr. Rogers was recognized for his hard work and his drive to improve the Myrtle Beach community. He was awarded Grand Strand Citizen of the Year in 1975, Small Business Person of the Year in 2002, Order of the Palmetto, the state’s highest civilian honor in 2004, and the Ashby Ward Pioneer Award in 2006 which is presented to the individual who has made a significant impact on the Myrtle Beach area. He was an avid golfer, a member of the Dunes Golf and Beach Club and the Sandbaggers.
He is survived by his wife, Suzette France Rogers; one son, Thomas James “Tommy” Rogers Jr. and his wife Tracey Deadmon Rogers of Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Allison Rogers McKee and her husband David Graham McKee of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Tyler James Rogers and Travis Lyn Rogers, both of Myrtle Beach, and Haley Elizabeth McKee and Lauren Margaret McKee, both of Atlanta; and two brothers William Boyd “Bill” Rogers of Boone, N.C., and Alexander “Paul” Rogers of Tabor City, N.C.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. The family received friends at the funeral home following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Tee of the Grand Strand P.O. Box 4806, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597 or The Grand Strand Miracle League, P.O. Box 7503, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Charles ‘Charlie’ Soles
Charles “Charlie” Soles, 55, of Longs passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 7, 2014.
Born on July 2, 1958, in Tabor City, N.C., he was the son of the late Euclid Soles and Edith Soles of Tabor City.
Mr. Soles was a member of Camp Swamp United Methodist Church. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He had a heart of gold, generous spirit and a love for his family that was immeasurable. He was a man of incredible strength. He kept a smile on his face and was always ready to do for others, even when he was not physically able.
He leaves behind a loving wife, Melissa Butler Soles of Longs, who together have weathered many storms and a love that withstood all; one daughter, Jessica Soles of Wilmington, N.C., who blessed his life immensely and made sure everyone knew it; his beloved mother, Edith Soles, who Charlie dedicated much of his life caring for and to whom he loved deeply; two brothers, Mike Soles and his wife Deborah of Tabor City and Jimmy Soles and his wife Jill of High Point, N.C.; one sister, Marcia Anderson and her husband Clyde “Shorty” of Tabor City; and numerous family and friends who he loved and cared for deeply.
A celebration of his life will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11, at Camp Swamp United Methodist Church. Committal services will follow in the Butler Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the committal service in the Camp Swamp United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to VFW Post 6064, Tabor City, N.C. 28463; Camp Swamp United Methodist Church, 853 Camp Swamp Road, Loris, S.C. 29569; or Butler Cemetery, 250 Pond Road, Longs, S.C. 29568.
Sign the online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Eva Mae Spencer Vaughan
Eva Mae Spencer Vaughan, 91, of Loris, formerly of Colonial Heights, Va., passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Born on Feb. 22, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Eva Andrews Spencer.
She was predeceased by her husband, Chelsey W. Vaughan Jr.; four sisters, Hazel Harrison, Ruth Batts, Evelyn Spencer and Christine Wells; and one brother, Wilbur Spencer.
Mrs. Vaughan was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Ettrick, Va.
She is survived by one son, Jan W. Vaughan and his wife Molly of Loris; one grandson, Aaron Joseph Vaughan; one granddaughter, Carlon Ashley Toone; two great-grandchildren, Aaron Joseph Vaughan Jr. and Ariyahna Vaughan; and six nieces and nephews, David Slate, Dean Batts, Jerry Spencer, Joan Bolling, Scarlet Harris and T. Spencer Harrison.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory with Pastor James Parting officiating. Burial followed in Southlawn Memorial Park in Prince George, Va. The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at the funeral home.
Many thanks to the special caregivers of Mercy Hospice and caregiver Brenda Vereen.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glenn Allen, VA. 23058.
Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory of Colonial Heights served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM APRIL 3, 2014 EDITION

JoAnn Beaver
JoAnn Beaver, 81, of Little River died on Friday, March 28, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Aug. 27, 1932, in Bryans Mills, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Alva and Mattie Sue Lee Draper.
Mrs. Beaver is survived by her husband of 62 years, Walter Beaver; one son, Thomas “Randy” Beaver of Pasco, Wash.; one daughter, Diane Elliott (Gary) of Brookhaven, Pa.; two brothers, Ron Wolf and Don Wolf, both of Harrisburg, Pa.; and two grandchildren, Jason Elliott of Brookhaven and Leanne Elliott of Westminster, Md.
A memorial service is planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Beaver family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Eva ‘Lydia’ Willard Clardy
Eva “Lydia” Willard Clardy, 87, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Nov. 20, 1926, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late L.D. and Ora Causey Willard Sr.
She was predeceased by her husband O.T. Clardy; two grandchildren; Lynette Bowers and Joey Wood; four brothers; and five sisters.
Mrs. Clardy is survived by one son, Randy Clardy (Judy) of Socastee; two daughters, Paulette Bowers (Jerry) and Deborah Ciaffa (Tony); two brothers, Hope Willard (Annie Grace) and Starlin Willard (Peggy Ann); three sisters, Mary Charles Mallery; Jackie Chandler and Billie Johnson (Buck); 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Myrtle Beach. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial followed in Cedar Creek Cemetery in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice, 140 University Plaza Drive, Conway, S.C. 29526.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Clardy family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Mary Foran
Mary Foran, 100, of Little River passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
She was born on Feb. 2, 1914.
Mrs. Foran is survived by two sons, Gerald and his wife Sally of Little River and Michael and his wife Virginia of Long Island, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  
Services will be held in Deer Park, N.Y.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Care Hospice, 8216 Devon Court, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Foran family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Dennis Michael Hardee
Dennis Michael Hardee, 57, of Centereach, N.Y., died on Friday, March 21, 2014, at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, N.Y.
Born on Oct. 9, 1956, in Horry County, he was the loving son of the late Thurman Thomas “Eugene” Hardee and Doris Blanton Hardee of Longs.
Mr. Hardee owned Superflat Concrete Corp. and constructed high-rise buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan in New York.
He was the beloved father of Stacey Trenteseaux of Hattiesburg, Miss., Heather Hoffman and her husband Buddy of High Springs, Fla., and Zachary Hardee Goff of Myrtle Beach; a loyal, caring brother to Eddie Hardee of Centereach and Kerry Hardee of Longs; and the faithful, adoring grandfather to Constance and Johnathan Hardee.
He also leaves many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will remember him as a vivacious, cheerful and charming man whose zeal for living doubled his endearing affections for his family.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 28, in the chapel of Lee Funeral Home. Interment followed at Mt. Leon Cemetery in Longs.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Hardee family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Lurie Edward Holmes
Lurie Edward Holmes, 71, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Loris Extended Care Center in Loris following an illness.
Born on March 13, 1943, in Loris, he was the son of Bruce Hampton Holmes and Mary Ann Causey Holmes.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Frankie Hampton Holmes; and four sisters, Carolyn Johnson, Eva Lee Holmes Collins, Jeanette O’Quinn, Lille Lee and Ann H. Cox.
Throughout his life Mr. Holmes worked as a carpenter, mechanic and farmer. He  was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Holmes Driggers of Loris; two sons, Ricky Holmes and Johnathan Driggers, both of Loris; two daughters, Christie Stevens and her husband, the Rev. Mark Stevens of Loris, and Cheryl Holmes of Clarendon, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, Melody Agnew, Mitchell Holmes, Casey Stevens, Hailey Stevens, Christine Holmes, Eban Holmes, Christian Stevens, Justin Holmes, Jarrett Holmes, Matthew Holmes and Kole Driggers; and two great-grandchildren, Landon Agnew and Grayson Holmes.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, at Holly Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Stevens officiating. Visitation was held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Higher Vision Church, P.O. Box 608, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Bessie Mazelle Clewis Brown Ludlam
Bessie Mazelle Clewis Brown Ludlam, 75, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on Aug. 23, 1938, in Whiteville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Arthur Clewis and Delphia Canady Clewis.
Mrs. Ludlam was predeceased by her first husband, Ellis O’Neil Brown; her second husband, Herman Alva Ludlam; one son, Stanley Herman Ludlam; and two brothers, Johnny Clewis and Bill Thompson.
She was a member of Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church in Conway and attended White Savannah Free Will Baptist Church in Conway. She enjoyed her grandchildren, cooking, sewing and singing in church. The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses, especially Dr. Beth Cardosi, for their loving care of Mazelle.
Survivors include three sons, Vicky Ludlam (Gina), Ricky Ludlam (Tammy), all of Conway, and Ellis O’Neil (Wanda) Brown Jr. of Loris; two daughters, Bessie Elaine Skipper (Danny Ray) and Delphia B. Rabon (Tobie), all of Conway; 11 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leroy Clewis and his wife Mary and Sam Clewis and his wife Nancy, all of Conway; and three sisters, Minnie Hucks and her husband Willie, Nora Freeman and her husband Willard and Mary Cooper, all of Conway.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 28, at White Savannah Free Will Baptist Church with Robert Ellis Brown, the Rev. Buddy Seay and the Rev. Stephen Hyman officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
The family received friends from 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, until the service time on Friday at White Savannah Free Will Baptist Church.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

John Morris Jr.
John Morris Jr., 89, of Little River died on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Loris Extended Care Center in Loris.
Born on Oct. 30, 1924, in Ellabell, Ga., he was the son of the late John Morris and Annie E. Morris.
He was predeceased by Beatrice Brown, Annie Laura Russ, Johnnie Lula Edwards, Elsie L. Jourden, Bernice Anderson and Walstein Morris.
He was educated in the public schools of Chatham County, Ga. Mr. Morris was a veteran of World War II and served four honorable years. He retired from Progress Lighting Company after more than 25 years of service.
All cherish loving memories for a multitude of nieces and nephews. He is survived by all his siblings.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 31, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at Florence National Cemetery in Florence.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Louis Anthony Vignola
Louis Anthony Vignola, 82, of Longs died on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on July 9, 1931, in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late Louis A. and Mary Donovan Vignola.
He was a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Mr. Vignola is survived by his wife, Treva Horne Vignola; two sons, Michael and James Vignola; and one sister, Lorraine Harris.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Florence National Cemetery with military honors at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 3.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

John Clifton Willett
John Clifton Willett, 53, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on March 20, 1961, in Sioux City, Iowa, he was the son of John E. Willett and the late Marilyn Y. Willett.
Mr. Willett moved to North Myrtle Beach in his early teens where he graduated from North Myrtle Beach High School and earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of South Carolina. After working in the restaurant business for more than 20 years he changed careers and began working at Best Buy. As an aspiring photographer and computer geek, it was a perfect match. He had a great sense of humor, was a hard worker, an avid reader, active in the Greek community and was always there to help others.
Mr. Willett married his loving wife, Elaine Panos, in 1988. He was the proud father of two awesome daughters, Amalia and Zoe Willett.
He is also survived by one sister, Brenda W. Smith and her husband Art; and many aunts, uncles, theas, theos, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He will be greatly missed. May his memory be eternal.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 31, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with the trisagion service beginning at 7 p.m.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cliff Willett Memorial Fund, c/o St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 3301 33rd Ave N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

James Andrew ‘Jimmy’ Wilson Jr.
James Andrew “Jimmy” Wilson Jr., 75, of Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at his residence.
Born on Jan. 29, 1939, in Asheville, N.C., he was the son of the late James Andrew Sr. and Amanda Belle Ausband Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was the owner and operator of Jim’s Beach Service and Aphrodite for many years in Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Meriel “Merry” Mander Wilson; one son, Andrew Wilson of Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Anna Wilson Myatt and her husband Scott of Raleigh, N.C.; one sister, B.J. Thomas of Myrtle Beach; and two grandchildren, Madeline Myatt and Cameron Myatt.
A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 27, 2014 EDITION

Frank E. ‘Tripp’ Baiden III
Frank E. “Tripp” Baiden III, 46, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Born on June 16, 1967, in Conway, he was the son of Frank E. “Ebbie” Baiden Jr. and Shelley of Myrtle Beach, and mother, Charlene Platt-Johnson and Butch of North Myrtle Beach.
He was predeceased by one sister, Kimberly Craven.
Mr. Baiden was a graduate of Myrtle Beach High School and the University of South Carolina. He was the owner/president of F.E. Baiden and Associates Construction Company.
His smiling face never met a stranger. He was a loving son and will be greatly missed by all.
In addition to his parents he is survived by one son, Frank E. “Hunter” Baiden IV; four sisters, Vonna Gengo, Sherry Martin (Don), Terry Krzyzaniak (Ken) and Shelly Hood (Shan); many cousins; and his former wife, Jennifer Baiden.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the All Sports Booster Club/Carolina Forest High School, 700 Gardner Lacy Road, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29579.
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McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

David Edward Couch
David Edward Couch, 59, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on Feb. 3, 1955, in Morristown, Tenn., he was the son of the late George and Alma Couch.
Mr. Couch was the manager of Thee DollHouse in Myrtle Beach.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at Thee DollHouse at 3101 Hwy. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Couch family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Gregory Eugene Gore
Gregory Eugene Gore, 27, of Longs passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014, following an accident.
Born on June 11, 1986, in Loris, he was the son of Gary Eugene Gore of Tabor City, N.C., and Peggy Norris of Loris.
Mr. Gore worked with Thompson Stone and Marble Company in Myrtle Beach. He was a Baptist.
In addition to his parents he is survived by one son, Ethan Gregory Gore of Myrtle Beach; his fiancé, Holly Holt of Longs; and one sister, Heather McLeod of Loris.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, at Patterson Cemetery in Loris with the Rev. Mike Lyles and the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Visitation was held from 12 noon until 1:45 p.m. prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Joann N. Grey
Joann N. Grey, 77, of Longs died on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Jan. 21, 1937, in Gastonia, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Walker and Lura Rollins Bowen.
She was predeceased by one brother, Bob Bowen.
Mrs. Grey is survived by her husband, Robert (Greyman) Grey; three sons, Bobby Nance (Dora), Scott Nance (Sandy) and Chris Nance (Alexander Roberts); one brother, Bill Bowen (Helen); six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, N.C. 28422.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Grey family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Joseph Berlyn Hardee
Joseph Berlyn Hardee, 80, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
Born on May 24, 1933, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Nathan Cromwell Hardee and the late Gracie Viola Leigh Hardee.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Albert Hardee and Carl Hardee.
Mr. Hardee was a member of Glendale Baptist Church where he was a deacon and was on the Board of Trustees. He was a former vice commander of Chapter 73 of the Disabled American Veterans and enjoyed driving the DAV patient transport van for veterans for many years.  He received the DAV’s National Commander’s Award for completing over 150,000 miles as a volunteer driver for the DAV Transportation Network. He also received the Caring For Others Award from Woodmen of the World.  He was presented with The President’s Call to Service Award by the President’s Council for his volunteer service and civic participation.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ruby C. Hardee of Loris; two sons, Ricky Hardee and his wife Leslie of Nichols and Glenn Hardee and his wife Carmen of Loris; five grandchildren, Allison Resseguie of Myrtle Beach, Josh Hardee of Nichols, Zac Hardee and Erin Hardee, both of Loris, and Rachel Hardee of Nichols; one great-granddaughter, Addison Resseguie of Myrtle Beach; and one sister, Myrtle Stevens of Loris.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, at Glendale Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Holmes and the Rev. John Holmes officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
The family would like to thank his personal caregivers, Patsy Fowler, Natalie Hughes and Vi Norris as well as the Agape Hospice staff.
Charitable contributions may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047 or Agape Hospice, 128-A Professional Park Drive, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Pia Teresa De Biasi Loh
Pia Teresa De Biasi Loh, 78, of North Myrtle Beach was called to heaven on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
She was born on June 3, 1935, in the Italian Dolomites.
She was a fearless adventurer, constantly exploring the mountains and wilderness of the area. At age 18 she moved to London, England, to study nursing and met and married the love of her life, Michael. When Michael was offered a position in the United States, they confidently jumped at the opportunity. They settled in Charlotte, N.C., where she ran various enterprises, including a restaurant in downtown Charlotte. In 1998, she and Michael retired to North Myrtle Beach where they enjoyed long beach walks together and extensive international travels.
Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years, Michael (Chow-Shin); two daughters, Caroline Krumel and Monica Sampere; three grandsons, Andrew Krumel, Justin Sampere and Davis Sampere; one brother, Roberto; one sister Anna; and countless close friends she loved dearly.
A funeral mass was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
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McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Jesse ‘Bud’ Blount Lyon II
Jesse “Bud” Blount Lyon II, 70, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Sept. 16, 1943, in Durham County, N.C., he was a son of the late J. B. Lyon and Catherine Husketh Lyon.
Mr. Lyon was employed by Monsanto Company in Research Triangle Park, N.C., for several years before moving to Baltimore, Md., and working as a metallurgist for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company for 27 years. He lived in Pasadena, Md., until relocating to North Myrtle Beach in 2003.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Brosius Lyon; one daughter, Catherine Lyon Thomas (Fred) of Gibsonville, N.C.; two granddaughters, Ashleigh Thomas Eisch (Michael) of Durham and Heather Thomas Slott (Steven) of Graham, N.C.; and two great-grandsons, Cole Thomas Eisch and Steven Davis Slott III.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at Banks United Methodist Church, 2632 N.C. Hwy. 96, Franklinton, N.C.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or 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 Lyon family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Benjamin O. Parr
Benjamin O. Parr, 86, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at Lee Funeral Home.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Parr family by  visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Mary Alice Causey Porter
Mary Alice Causey Porter, 51, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Agape Rehabilitation in Conway following a brief battle with cancer.
Born on Oct. 15, 1962, in Loris, she was the daughter of Olin Junior “O.J.” Causey and Flossie Carter Causey.
Mrs. Porter was predeceased by her mother, Flossie Carter Causey; and one granddaughter, Sophia Cartrette.
Mrs. Porter was a Baptist. She was a loyal 20 year employee of the former Escod Industries, now Midcon Cables of North Myrtle Beach. She loved to garden and collect rocks from her travels and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister.
Survivors include her father of Loris; her husband, Marshall J. Porter of the home; one daughter, Melissa Cartrette Todd and her husband Timmy of Loris; two sons, Jerry Cartrette of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jody Cartrette of Lincolnton, N.C.; four brothers, Paul Causey and his wife Jean, Randy Causey and his wife Louise, Dale Causey and his wife Donna, all of Charlotte, N.C., and Wilbur Causey of Loris; one sister, Carolyn Page and her husband Johnny of Conway; one granddaughter, Nevaeh Cartrette of Lincolnton; two grandsons, Eli Cartrette of Lincolnton and Hunter Cartrette of Knoxville; a special step-mother, Myrtle Watson of Loris; and many other family members including aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and a niece.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Bill Harrill and the Rev. Kevin Lambert officiating. Committal services followed at Holly Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Agape Senior, 2320 Hwy. 378, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Sandra Maire Stover
Sandra Maire Stover, 53, of Little River, formerly of Salem, Va., died on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
She was born on July 31, 1960.
She was predeceased by her farther, Walter; and her grandparents, J.D. and Dorothy Wilson.
Survivors include her mother, Marie W. Pendleton; her step-father, Tom Pendleton; two sons, T.J. Hodges and Josh Stover; two sisters, Susan Underwood and Angie Utt (Jason); two grandchildren, Rachel and Devin; a special nephew, Chris Mathis and his family; and her very special fiancé, William Shon Juel.
Grand Strand Funeral Home and Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Victoria Rosella Tindal
Victoria Rosella Tindal, 82, of Conway passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014.
Born on Sept. 17, 1931, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late James Rubin Richardson and the late Alease Johnson Richardson.
She was predeceased by four brothers, James William Richardson, Carl Lee Richardson, Harry Joe Richardson and Henry Glen Richardson.
Mrs. Tindal is survived by her husband of 53 years, Harvey B. Tindal Jr. of Conway; one daughter, Karen Vereen (Terry) of Conway; one son, Russell W. Tindal (Donna) of Loris; four sisters, Betty Stephens (Ron) of Johnsonville, Lucille Ward of Socastee, Shirley Frye (L.C.) of Galivants Ferry and Susie Morris (Doug) of Conway; four grandchildren, Nicole Grainger (Charlie) and Victoria Vereen, all of Conway, and Brittany Tindal and Kimberly Tindal, both of Loris; two great-grandchildren, David Grainger and Matthew Grainger, both of Conway; four sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 24, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Entombment will be in the Tindal Family Cemetery at a later date.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 23, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

George Joseph Wolff
George Joseph Wolff, 91, of Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Friday, March 21, 2014, at his home.
Born on April 10, 1922, in Pottsville, Pa., he was the son of the late Fred and Catherine Wolff
He was predeceased by his wife of 24 years, Rita Wolff;  and his wife of 22 years, Ann Wolff.
Mr. Wolff was a World War II veteran in the Fighting 69th Infantry Division and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded The Bronze Star and The Purple Heart. He was active in the community, serving on the North Myrtle Beach Zoning Board of Appeals and as the Timber Ridge Village Community president. He enjoyed gardening, tennis, dancing, travel and watching Penn State and the Washington Redskins football games. His friendly, gregarious and generous nature earned him friends wherever he went. We will forever cherish the memory of his warm smile and kind personality.
Mr. Wolff is survived by four sons, James (Ellen Blackmun) Wolff of Gaithersburg, Md., Paul Wolff of Burbank, Calif., George (Paula) Wolff of Pasadena, Md., and John Wolff of Washington, D.C.; two step-daughters, Leslye (William) Bowman of Georgetown, Ky., and Debi (Todd) Oelze of Blythewood; seven grandchildren, Kaitlin, Declan, Chelsea, Eric, Erin, Michael and Shannon; and five great-grandchildren Bryan, Spenser, Wavid, Michael and Mercer.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Inurnment was private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to VFW Post 10804, 111 Hwy. 57 N., Little River, S.C. 29566 or the Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation, P.O. Box 151, Drayton, S.C. 29333.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Deborah Ann ‘Debbie’ Smith Woodberry
Deborah Ann “Debbie” Smith Woodberry, 60, of Gresham died on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at her residence.
Born on Feb. 19, 1954, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Norris and Jewell Naomi Thompson Bennett and granddaughter of Carie Thompson.        
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, David Wilson Woodberry.  
Mrs. Woodberry was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all. She was a warm hearted person and a hard worker. She loved her two puppies, Missy and Mandy.
Mrs. Woodberry is survived by two sons, David Alan Price (Amy) of Loris and Steven Wilson (Tonya) of Johnsonville; one daughter, Kimberly Ann Moreno (Rodolfo) of Gresham; one sister, Debbie Sue Gibson (Rudy) of Florence; five grandchildren, Christian Price, Ryan Price, Brianna Moreno, Alex Moreno and Ben Woodberry; and a special friend, Karen Scheuer.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, at Watson Funeral Services in Conway.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, March 28, at Watson Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Frank Sedgwick officiating.
Burial will follow at Souls Chapel Cemetery in Conway.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 20, 2014 EDITION

John M. Coulter
John M. Coulter, 95, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Kingston Nursing Center in Conway.
Born on Oct. 31, 1918, in Schenectady, N.Y., he was the son of David and Jeannie Coulter.
He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Jean Young Coulter; one son, David D. Coulter; and two sisters, Mary Stewart Coulter and Jessie Coulter Ballert.
Mr. Coulter was raised in Schenectady and attended Westminster College (Pa.), where he met his future wife, Jean Young. They were married in Butler, Pa., in 1944.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army from June 1941 until February 1946. He attained the rank of second lieutenant, serving in Hawaii, Trinidad, Ft. Bennington, Ga., and Ft. Robinson, NE.   Following World War II, Mr. Coulter graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from New York University. He and Jean settled in the New York Metropolitan area and lived in Fanwood, N.J., for 32 years before retiring to North Myrtle Beach in 1985.
Mr. Coulter was a vice president and account executive with Marstellar Inc., a business-to-business advertising agency in New York City from 1960-85. Before that he worked for Union Carbide and BBD&O Advertising, also in New York City. Active in civic affairs, he was elected Borough Councilman and served as Police Commissioner during his years in Fanwood. He was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, serving on the Property and Care and Concern Committees.  Also an ordained elder, he served on the Session of Fanwood (N.J.) Presbyterian Church and chaired the publicity efforts for the sanctuary building campaigns at both churches. An avid golfer, he enjoyed his part-time assignment as a starter, first at Bay Tree Golf Plantation and then at courses of Barefoot Landing.
He is survived by one daughter, Barbara Cox and her husband, Dr. Dale U. Cox Jr. of State College, Pa.; three grandchildren, John Cox, Patricia Kephart and Dale Cox III; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one nephew; and five nieces including Sandra Davis and her husband Paul of Little River.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in his honor to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
You may share your condolences and memories with the Coulter family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Jack Davis
Jack Davis, 94, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at his home.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol Reeves Davis; two children, Lynn Saives and Robert Davis; one granddaughter, Jennifer Mussi; and one great-granddaughter, Scarlette.
A celebration of his life will be held at the clubhouse at Myrtle Beach RV Park at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 5.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Davis family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ramona Blanton Flowers
Ramona Blanton Flowers, 61, of Loris passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Born on Sept. 4, 1952, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Neil Ray Blanton and the late Bertha Mae Small Blanton.  She was a graduate of Loris High School.
She is survived by one son, Bradley Flowers (Jessica); one daughter, Kim Gaskins; two grandsons, Mason Flowers and Bryson Flowers; one granddaughter, Abby Deuker; one brother, Lamar Hyman; and her constant canine companion, Dixie.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Burial followed in the Grainger Cemetery. The family received friends for two hours prior to the services at the funeral home.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Benjamin ‘Ben’ A. Fornonzini
Benjamin “Ben” A. Fornonzini, 91, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Aug. 28, 1922, in East Hartford, Conn., he was the son of the late Benjamin and Rose Croce Fornonzini.
He was predeceased by one brother, Robert Fornonzini; two sisters, Ida Marigliani and Pauline Gunning; and one son, Mark Fornonzini.  
Mr. Fornonzini was a beloved husband, father and stepfather.
A decorated Marine Corps Airman and veteran of the Pacific Campaign of World War II, Korea and test pilot at the Mojave Air Base, he served in The Pentagon during the Kennedy administration assisting in logistics and planning for classified operations, including the Bay of Pigs, prior to retiring after 23 years of service.  During his military career he earned an advanced degree in business administration from George Washington University, which he used during his 30 years owning and operating a financial planning services practice, first in Raleigh, N.C., and then in North Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Fornonzini was a long time and faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lillian Pait Fornonzini; one daughter, Faith Fornonzini Ahrling; two step-sons, Michael Floyd and Jef Floyd; and one step-daughter, Karen Floyd.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday March 20, at Trinity United Methodist Church followed by interment at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach with Marine military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 373, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Fornonzini family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Rose Delores Patanella  Fragale
Rose Delores Patanella  Fragale, 92, of Loris passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on June 19, 1921, in Mount Morris, N.Y., she was the daughter of Federico Patanella and Francesca Muscato Patanella.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Louis Fragale; four sisters, Genny Land, Lucy Polizano, Pat Chatt and Florance Labert; and one son-in-law, John Scottie.
Mrs. Fragale worked for the National Labors Relations Board until she retired to Florida.
Survivors include five daughters, Pauline Campbell and her husband Tom, Frances Covert and her husband Ron, Phyllis Lock and her husband Jim, Lucy Duquette and her husband Jon Schwartz and Theresa Scottie; and two sisters, Theresa Scaletta and Mary King.
Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Donald Aldrich Moore
Donald Aldrich Moore, 90, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
Born on Jan. 13, 1924, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Raymond Calvin and Kathryn Pennington Moore.
Mr. Moore served his country from 1943 until 1946 in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Following his military service he graduated from Albion College and married Dagmar Wikander in 1947.  They moved to Little River in 1949 where he worked on the Hurricane Fishing Boat. He later taught in the Myrtle Beach School System from 1950 until 1956.  He began his real estate career with Byers Realty Company and became the owner of the rental division.  He served for 21 years on the Board of Higher Education Commission for Coastal Carolina University.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Dagmar “Wickie” Moore; three children, Susan Branstrom and her husband Mark, Daniel Moore and his wife Toni and Nancy Moore; seven grandchildren, Erica B. Davis and her husband Kris, Scott Branstrom, Matthew Branstrom and his wife Erin, Dr. Zachary Leuschner, Alexandra Hamby and her husband Chris, Ashlee Connors and her husband Sean and Daniel Moore Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Hunter Davis, Allie Greer Davis, Felix Hamby and Baby Boy Hamby in June.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, at Trinity Church in Myrtle Beach. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Dan and Toni Moore Endowed Scholarship in honor of Donald A. Moore, Coastal Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 261954, Conway, S.C. 29528.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Puckette Walden Wooten
Puckette Walden Wooten, 89, of Loris died on Monday, March 10, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an extended illness.
Born on April 13, 1924, in Scottsburg, Va., she was the daughter of Charles Edward Walden Sr. and Florence Crews Walden.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Howard Stewart Wooten.
Mrs. Wooten was a part-owner and bookkeeper of an auto parts store in Shallotte, N.C., and a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Loris.
Survivors include three sisters, Evelyn W. McDaniel of Lenoir City, Tenn., Grey W. Ritchie of Richmond, Va., and Lany W. McDonald of Raleigh, N.C.; two brothers, Samuel Crews Walden and his wife Diana of Johns Island and Charles Edward Walden Jr. of Camden; and many loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Dr. Tim Osment and the Rev. Dr. Billy Moore officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 425, Loris, S.C. 29569 or to the Loris Branch of the Horry County Library, 4316 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 13, 2014 EDITION

Thomas M. ‘Tom’ Bowman
Thomas M. “Tom” Bowman, 69, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Sandusky, Ohio, after a battle with cancer.
Mr. Bowman was born on June 8, 1944, in Sandusky.
He was raised in Orefield (Lehigh County), Pa., outside of Allentown, Pa., where he graduated from Parkland High School in 1962. He was active in baseball, basketball and football during his high school days and loved to play all three sports yearround.
Following high school he attended Pennsylvania Military College (now known as Widener University) for two years until he decided to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1965 and volunteer for duty in Vietnam.  He was trained in military intelligence and spent his time in Vietnam in the central highlands area (to include Laos and Cambodia) gathering intelligence on enemy troop movements.
After returning to the U.S. in 1966, Mr. Bowman became an instructor at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center in Fort Holabird, Md., until his discharge in 1967.
In 1968, he enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police and was assigned to the suburban Philadelphia area. He worked uniform patrol for approximately four years, until he was promoted to detective. He worked undercover narcotics, organized crime and assorted other duties for the next 18 years. During this time, he received numerous Pennsylvania State Police commendations, to include The Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner’s Letter of Commendation (equivalent to the U.S. Army Silver Star) for bravery during his apprehension of an armed robbery suspect. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania State Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), where he served as a hostage negotiator for five years.
Mr. Bowman retired in 1990 following a job-related heart attack.  Tom and his wife of 25 years, Laura B. Bowman, moved to North Myrtle Beach in 2002 where he became active with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Organization. He worked his way through the local and district levels until he was elected State Judge Advocate for the VFW Department of South Carolina in 2009, a position he held until his death. He  and Laura have been recognized for their assistance of all veterans and have always placed service to military veterans above all other endeavors.
Mr. Bowman’s death should serve as a reminder to all Vietnam veterans that exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange can be deadly. The VA now recognizes 15 diseases that are presumptively related to exposure to Agent Orange. He would ask all Vietnam veterans to file the proper paperwork to protect themselves and their families should they have been exposed to Agent Orange.
Mr. Bowman loved his wife Laura and son Michael T. (Mike) Bowman above all things, but he also loved the VFW, his country and his fellow veterans. He would ask that all veterans be treated with respect and that we honor all those who have fallen for our great country.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 23, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial donations be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or to a cancer research facility of your choice.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Bowman family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com
Lee Funeral Home  & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

David Lamar Brittain
David Lamar Brittain, 74, of Little River, formerly of Roanoke, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, following a nearly three year battle with melanoma.
Born on June 7, 1939, in Roanoke, he was the son of the late Jesse G. and Esther Skeen Brittain.
Mr. Brittain was a 1957 graduate of Jefferson High School in Roanoke and graduated from The College of William and Mary in 1961. He spent the majority of his career working for Travelers Insurance Company.
He was very active in his church, Trinity United Methodist Church of North Myrtle Beach, where he sang in the choir. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Roanoke where he served faithfully.
Mr. Brittain’s passion was his family who he loved very deeply. He was a devoted, loving husband to Carolyn Whitworth Brittain for 50 years. He was the most caring father his children could have ever asked for. Laura Savinda (George), Andy Brittain, Becky Rieksts (Brian) and Katherine Sandvos (Mark) were blessed and thankful to call him Dad. And he was the best “PawPaw” or “Pawdaddy” to Chandler Brittain, Nicholas Brittain, Cayton Savinda, Raygan Savinda, Nolan Sandvos and Grady Sandvos. He also leaves behind Chip, Diane and Grace Casola who have become like family over the years. Also surviving are his sister, Jeannette Simmons and cousins, other family members and numerous friends.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at MUSC and Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston for their excellent care, especially Dr. Keisuke Shirai.
A memorial service officiated by the Rev. Michael Ritter and the Rev. Ed Daniel was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, at Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach. Burial will be held in Roanoke at a later date. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 7, at Lee Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Music Ministry at Trinity United Methodist.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Brittain family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Theresa ‘Terry’ Bartlett Filiault
Theresa G. “Terry” Bartlett Filiault, 86, of Little River, formerly of North Adams, Mass., died on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on March 23, 1927, in Adams, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Alice Ouillette LaMarre.
She was the widow of Edward Filiault Sr. who died in 1999 and John B. Bartlett Sr. who died in 1988.
She was also predeceased by four siblings, Leo LaMarre, George LaMarre, Isabelle Gerry and Lorraine Pedercini.
She had resided in Stamford, Vt., in her youth and was educated at Notre Dame School in North Adams and graduated from Colona School of Cosmetology in Albany in 1959.
Mrs. Filiault owned and operated Terry Bartlett’s Beauty Salon in North Adams for 38 years and retired in 1997. She also worked at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals for 20 years. In her earlier years she worked for Sprague Electric in North Adams and Douglas Aircraft in California.
She is survived by her children, Kathryn Dandurand (Raymond) of North Adams, John B. Bartlett Jr. (Linda) of Virginia Beach, Va., Geraldine A. Brendese (Philip) of Waterford, N.Y., and Rodney Bartlett (Synthia) of Arkansas; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, from the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapel, in North Adams and at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Adams. Interment will be in Clarksburg Cemetery in Clarksburg, Mass., in the spring.
Visitation for relatives and friends was held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the funeral at the funeral home.
A special thank you to Mrs. Filiault’s brother-in-law, Fred Pedercini, for his kind and compassionate care.
Brendese Funeral Home of Waterford is serving the family.

Jack Hickman Jr.
Jack Hickman Jr., 71, of Loris passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 2, 1943, in Loris, he was the son of the late Jack Hickman Sr. and the late Leola Strickland Hickman.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Annie Ruth Lewis.
Mr. Hickman retired from Lance Inc. He will be remembered most for his generous spirit and willingness to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed witnessing to people in both his personal life and as an active member of the Gideon’s International. He was an avid fisherman and a faithful member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Daphine Gause Hickman of the home; two daughters, Jeanne Hickman Pennington and her husband Gary of Columbia and Jamie Hickman Brigham and her husband Chris of Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren, Jordan Pennington, Cle Pennington, Leah Pennington and Walker Brigham; and one sister, Betty Rose Shepherd and her husband Dial of Columbus, Ohio.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Mack Hutson and the Rev. Ragsdale Allsbrook officiating. Committal services followed at Cherry Hill Cemetery in Loris. Friends were invited to visit with the family from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Margaretta Gretchen Hill
Margaretta Gretchen Hill, 77, of Longs died at home in her sleep on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
Born on June 30, 1936, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Arthur and Betty Cox and grew up in Bethesda, Md.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lou Hill; and one sister, Rebecca Heston.
Mrs. Hill was a very active member and volunteer of the First United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach. She loved all her friends and neighbors very much.
She is survived by one sister, Roxanne Doenecke; two nephews, Eric Thomas Byrd and his wife Theresa and Robert Edward Byrd and his wife Michele; four granddaughters; one grandson; and two great-grandsons.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, at the First United Methodist Church at 901 N. Kings Hwy. in Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 1367, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578.
Sign a guest book at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Jasmine Todd Holt
Jasmine Todd Holt, 80, of Conway passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014, at her home.
Born on Aug. 27, 1933, in Loris, she was the daughter of Needham Edward Todd and Mable Tyler Todd.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Norman Eugene Holt; and three sisters, Virginia Faulk, Ernestine Dandy and Pauline Henderson.
Mrs. Holt retired from Conbraco Inc. and was a faithful member of Kingston Baptist Church in Conway. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was an inspiration to all she met.
Survivors include two sons, Glenn Holt and his wife Jan and Jerry Holt and his wife Carolyn, all of Longs; one daughter, Rita Holt Conner and her husband Raymond of Conway; one brother, Wayne Todd and his wife Phyllis of Charleston; eight grandchildren, Garrett Holt, Brandy Watts, Lance Holt, Brandon Boyd, Holly Gore, Gavin Conner, Jody Prince and Tony Prince; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, at Kingston Baptist Church with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services followed at the Grainger Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Kingston Baptist Church, 3260 Hwy. 19, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Paul Franklin Jones
Paul Franklin Jones, 64, of Conway passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family.
Mr. Jones was predeceased by one grandson, Christopher Greenwood; and one brother, Dolphus Jones.
Born on July 31, 1949, he was the son of the late Isaac Jones and Vick King Jones.
He was a member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church. He loved going fishing and spending time on the river.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Sue Jones of the home; three daughters, Barbara Ann Grainger and her husband Kevin of Loris, Lisa Jones Greenwood and her husband Obryan of Longs and Susan Jones Greenwood of Conway; one brother, JB Jones of Aynor; two sisters, Rachel Jones Gause and Alma Jones Cook, both of Aynor; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 10, at Johnson Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, at Pleasant Union Baptist Church in Aynor with the Rev. Dock Rabon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Jones to Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 2940 Minnick Road, Aynor, S.C. 29511.
Sign an online guest book at www.johnsonfuneralhomeofaynor.com.
Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor served the family.

Lorraine ‘Bay’ Hayne Jeffcoat Larisey
Lorraine “Bay” Hayne Jeffcoat Larisey, 75, of Hilton Head, formerly of Hampton, died on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Hilton Head Hospital in Hilton Head.
Born on Feb. 1, 1939, in Wayne County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Dr. James Adams Hayne Jr. and Lorraine Evelyn Stahl Hayne.
She was predeceased by two husbands, David Eugene Jeffcoat and William Stokes Larisey.
She was a magna cum laude graduate of Clemson University, valedictorian of her class at Wade Hampton High School and retired as a school teacher. She enjoyed boating, fishing, Nascar racing, playing cards with friends and especially Clemson football.
Survivors include three sons, David E. Jeffcoat and his wife Kathy of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jay Jeffcoat and his wife Gary of Little River and Robert H. Jeffcoat and friend Virginia White and daughter Sarah of Moncks Corner; one brother, John C. Foster and his wife Joye of Varnville; two sisters, Margaret F. Curtis of Ridgeland and Mary P. Foster of Mt. Pleasant; and three grandchildren, Megan Flannigan and her husband Matt, Janie Jeffcoat and Shelby Jeffcoat.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, in the chapel of Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton with burial following in Fairfax Cemetery.
Visitation was held at the chapel prior to services.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 158, Hampton, S.C. 29924.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com.
Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home Inc. of Hampton served the family.

Hattie Berlyne Lewis LeGette
Hattie Berlyne Lewis LeGette, 90, of Nichols died on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on Feb. 28, 1924, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Elijah L. and Mattie Turner Lewis.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Jack LeGette; and one brother, A.V. Lewis and his wife Berlice.
Mrs. LeGette was a homemaker. She was born, grew up and lived in the same house for her entire life.
She is survived by one brother, Fred G. Lewis and his wife Sarah of Nichols; two nephews, Kenneth Miles Lewis and his wife Stella of China Grove, N.C., and Fred G. Lewis II and his wife Cynthia of Nichols; four nieces, Linda Faye Lewis Fowler and her husband William of Green Sea, Martha Anne Lewis Brown of Green Sea, Glenda Gail Lewis Kaiser and her husband Bruce of Kannapolis, N.C., and Amy Kay Lewis Norris and her husband Danny of Green Sea; and a host of great-nephews, great-nieces, great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces.
Funeral services were private.
You may share your memories and condolences with the LeGette family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Ruby Lee Randone
Ruby Lee Randone, 88, of Calabash, N.C., died on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Holden Beach, N.C.
Born on July 29, 1925, in West Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Roland and Marie Melton Stokes.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Randone; and one son, Mike Randone.
Survivors include two daughters, Ann Randone Hicks and her husband Johnny Williams of Holden Beach and Julie Randone Rivenbark of Holden Beach; one son, Steve Randone of Southport, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, at Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel in Shallotte, N.C. Interment followed in Pleasant Plains Baptist Church Cemetery in Brooksville. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in her name to Liberty Hospice, P.O. Box 200, Supply, N.C. 28462.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte served the family.

George C. Rapp
George C. Rapp, 84, of Little River died on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at MUSC in Charleston.
Born on Nov. 14, 1929, in Orchard Park, N.Y., he was the son of the late George A. and Laura Brown Rapp.
He was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Rapp is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen Boynton Rapp; two sons, David Rapp (Tamara) and William Rapp (Patricia); one daughter, Linda Wojcik (Mark); and seven grandchildren, Kirsten, Casey, Nathan, Kara, Eoin, Declan and Fiona.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Inturment will be held at a later date in New York.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 801 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or to the charity of your choice.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Rapp family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Holbrook ‘Happy’ Rion
Holbrook “Happy” Rion, 90, of Columbia passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
Born on March 17, 1923, in Columbia, he was the son of the late Taylor B. (Tuck) Rion and Montez Reese Rion.
He is survived by one daughter, Montez’ Rion English (John) of Columbia; twin sons, Capt. Taylor C. (Tuck) Rion (Kathy) of Loris  and Holbrook  C. (Holly) Rion (Leigh Ann) of Murrells Inlet; nine grandchildren, Beau English (Suzanne)      of Lexington,  Arland English Blackburn (Richard) of Loris, Matt English (Katie) of West Columbia, Aubrey Rion of Loris, Mary Hannah Rion of Loris, Holbrook (Happy) Rion of Murrells Inlet, Mary Dove Rion of Murrells Inlet, Savannah Manning of Murrells Inlet and Madison Cline of Murrells Inlet; five great-grandchildren, Greyson English of Lexington, Brooks English of Lexington,  Isabella Blackburn of Loris, Quinn English and Delainey English, both of West Columbia; one niece, Amanda Rion Tyner of Hartsville; four nephews, Taylor B. Rion III of Prosperity and James H. (Jackie) Rion (Jean) of Sullivans Island and Jr. Rion and William L. (Billy) Rion [Donna], both of Hollywood, Fla.; one sister-in-law,  Barbara Rion (Jimmy) of Charleston; and one goddaughter, Susan Bradford Mullins of Murrells Inlet.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Mary Dove Ripley Rion;  two brothers, Taylor B. Rion Jr. (Tuck) and James H. (Jimmy) Rion.
Our father was a man beyond honesty and integrity and at almost age 91 he has done what his favorite poem “High Flight” says…..he has “touched the face of God.”
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Esther Faye Rodgers
Esther Faye Rodgers, 87, of Little River passed away on March 6, 2014.
Born on April 3, 1926, she was the daughter of Samuel Rodgers and Bertha Thomas Rodgers of Omaha, Ill.
Miss Rodgers was predeceased by four brothers; and two sisters.
She is survived by one niece, Dianna Rankin (Ross) of North Myrtle Beach; two nephews, Richard Barnum (Peggy) of California and Bill Taylor (Gayla) of Indiana.
The family would like to thank Embrace Hospice, caregiver Reubena Ross and special friends and neighbors for their care and concern in the last months of her life.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Rodgers family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 6, 2014 EDITION

Harry Lee ‘Toosie’ Bellamy
Harry Lee “Toosie” Bellamy, 83, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Oct. 4, 1930, in Whiteville, N.C., he was the son of the late Henry P. and Lenar Ward Bellamy.
Mr. Bellamy is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Bellamy; and one grandson, Crisler Vaughn.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Bellamy family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Hugh F. Buchanan Jr.
Hugh F. Buchanan Jr., 78, of Little River died on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 4, 1935, in Columbus, Ga., he was the son of the late Hugh F. and Aubrey V. Jowers Buchanan Sr.
He was a 1958 graduate of The Citadel, a U.S. Army veteran, retired from Phillip Morris Tobacco Company and was a member of the Church of the Lost and Found in North Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Buchanan is survived by his wife of 15 years, Barbara Jackson Goodwin Buchanan; one son, Barry Goodwin; and one grandson, Jude Thomas Goodwin.
A memorial service will be held during the morning worship at the Church of the Lost and Found on Sunday, March 9.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Church of the Lost and Found, 100-G Ivystone Drive, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29588.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Buchanan family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Helen Closson
Helen Closson, 75, of Little River died on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on April 17, 1938, in Queens, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Chrys Will Wilox.
Mrs. Closson is survived by her husband of 54 years, Robert W. Closson; one son, Robert Closson; two daughters, Lee Gallowe (Richard), Chrys Fazio (Thomas); one sister, Joan Hamway; five grandchildren, Sean Closson, Eric Closson, Eric Fazio, Jake Fazio and Brianna Gallowe; and the family pet, Boozer.
Services will be held at a later date.
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.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Closson family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Donald Erwin Cooke
Donald Erwin Cooke, 93, of Amherst, Mass., died on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at his vacation home in North Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 31, 1920, in Fulton, N.Y., he was the son of the late Harry and Ariel Palmer Cooke.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Yvonne Vine.
A World War II veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Cooke was an electrical engineer with the Raytheon Company.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Merrita Marie Mack Cooke; one daughter, Deidra Ellen Cooke of Cambridge, Mass.; one step-daughter, Barbara Lynne Hruska of Amherst; two step-sons, Thomas Keith Hruska and his wife Maria of Okemos, Mich., and Mark David Hruska and his wife Melissa of Pownal, Vt.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS  66675.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Cooke family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Elmer Benjamin Erwin
Elmer Benjamin Erwin, 90, of Little River died on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Summit Place in Little River.
Born on Oct. 6, 1923, in East Rochester, N.Y., he was a son of the late Clarence and Wilhelmina Bachoven Erwin.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Marie Phyllis Grant Erwin; one sister, Jennette Joslin; and one brother, John Erwin.
An avid golfer, after his retirement from the New York State Department of Conservation as a forester Mr. Erwin moved to South Carolina to be nearer to the places to play the game he enjoyed. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served during World War II.
He is survived by two daughters, Constance E. Faucher and her husband Donald of Little River and Jane DeBeer and her husband Thomas of Woodstock, Ga.; one son, Douglas G. Erwin of Meansville, Ga.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Canton, N.Y., at a later date.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Erwin family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Hubert Blake Graham
Hubert Blake Graham, 84, of Loris died on Tuesday, Feb, 25, 2014, at his home.
Born on June 5, 1929, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Samuel Davis Graham and Annie Belle Mincey Graham.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Strickland Graham; and one son, Randy L. Graham.
Mr. Graham was a self-employed brick mason, a member of Dogwood Hill Baptist Church and a member of WOW Lodge #1075.
He is survived by two sons,  Ronnie Blake Graham (Cynthia) of Tabor City, N.C., and Ricky Wayne Graham (Deborah) of Loris; one daughter in law, Jennifer Graham of Loris; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb.28, at Dogwood Hill Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Floyd and the Rev. Alvin Jackson with interment in Princeville Cemetery in Loris.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at Inman Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Beacon Hospice, 3959 Hwy. 17 Bypass, Suite D, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576 or Dogwood Hill Baptist Church, 1040 Mt. Zion Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Inman Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Dale Johnson ‘Earnhardt’ Helsley
Dale Johnson “Earnhardt” Helsley, 53, of Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully of natural causes on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
Born on Sept. 1, 1960, in Maryland, he was the son of the late Annie Penn.
He was a loving husband, father, nephew, pepaw, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, son-in-law, father-in-law and best friend.
Mr. Helsley’s passion was roofing and spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter. He was a quiet and humble man who enjoyed helping others and making people smile.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa Helsley of Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Shannon De Vita of Mytle Beach; one granddaughter, Na’talya Zoey De Vita; and two sisters, Mary Simmons and Betty Gamble, both of Wilson N.C.
In addition to his mother he was predeceased by two brothers, John and Kenny; and one nephew, Jay Marshall.
Services will be held at a later date.
A guest book is available at MyrtleBeachFuneralHome.com.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Susan May Lees
Susan May Lees, 58, of Little River died on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at her home.
Born on July 31, 1955, in Schenectady, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William and Nancy Martin LaBahn.
Always helpful to others, Ms. Lees loved nature and being outside, especially on the beach.
She received her master’s degree in English from the University of Alabama where she went on to teach before going into the pharmaceutical sales field.
She is survived by two children, Joe Brandon of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., and Nicole Krall of Binghamton, N.Y.; and two sisters, Wendy LaBahn of Butte, Mont., and Deborah Matacchiero of Valatie, N.Y.
Memorial services will be held in New York at a later date.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Lees family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Francisco ‘Frank’ Rodriguez
Francisco “Frank” Rodriguez, 61, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
Mr. Rodriguez was born on Nov. 18, 1952.
He took much pride in his family and was a supportive husband and father.  He loved fishing, the beach and playing with his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his one true love, Ursula; three daughters, Jennifer, Melody and Theresa; one son-in-law, Michael Gomes; and five grandsons living in Coconut Creek, Fla., and Boiling Springs.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home officiated by the Rev. Kirk Lawton.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Mary Ann ‘Boo’ Wintrich
Mary Ann “Boo” Wintrich, 66, of Little River died on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach after a life-long battle with illness.
Born on Dec. 9, 1947, in Milwaukee, Wis., she was the daughter of the late Wallace L. and Mary L. McManus Nahin.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, John Wintrich; one brother, William Nahin of Maryland; one sister, Dolly McDermott of North Myrtle Beach; several nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Wintrich family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 27, 2014 EDITION

Homer McNeil Chestnut
Homer McNeil Chestnut, 63, of Longs passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at his home following an illness.
Born on Aug. 14, 1950, in Loris, he was the son of Dorothy Buck Chestnut and the late Austin Mack Chestnut.
Mr. Chestnut was an electrician. He loved to fish and was a Master Mason with Loris Lodge #205 AFM. He was a member of Mt. Leon Baptist Church. Mr. Chestnut will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
In addition to his mother of Aynor, he is survived by his loving wife, Deloris Cheers Chestnut of the home; one son, Brad Chestnut of Longs; one daughter, Michelle Chestnut of Longs; one grandson, Austin Chestnut; one brother, Joseph M. Chestnut and his wife Lori of Conway; and one sister, Patricia Lynn Chestnut Herring and her husband Darby of Longs.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Mt. Leon Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Singleton officiating. Committal services followed at Buck Creek Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Hubert Windell Johnson
Hubert Windell Johnson, 80, of Conway died on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his residence.
Born on Dec. 9, 1933, in Conway, he was the son of the late Harmon Stanley and Grettie Hyman Johnson.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Garnette Johnson; and one brother, Harmon Johnson Jr.
Mr. Johnson was a member of Juniper Bay Baptist Church in Conway and a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Paralee Davis Vereen Johnson; one daughter, Judy Adams (Mac) of Little River; one granddaughter, Wendi Lee (Justin) of Myrtle Beach; one great-grandson, River Lee; two step-daughters, Debbie Blackwell (Devon) of Loris and Renee Lilly of Conway; two brothers, James Earl Johnson and William Ronald Johnson (Helen); three sisters, Mildred Dyches (Frank), Dessie Stanley and Diane Gunnin (Chuck); five step-grandchildren, Jonathan Vereen, Chase Mitchell, Miranda Hutchinson, Hunter Blackwell and Reid Lilly; four step-great-grandchildren, Eliza Hutchinson, Sadie Hutchinson, Hayden Vereen and Harper Vereen; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Juniper Bay Baptist Church with the Rev. James Way and the Rev. Lindsey Brown officiating.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Juniper Bay Baptist Church Building Fund, 5265 Juniper Bay Road, Conway, S.C. 29527.
The family would like to give thanks to Embrace Hospice and his caregivers, Alicia Brown, Patty Fink, Hailey Ludlow, Terrance Roberts and Mona Lisa Anderson.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.

Bonnie G. Lamb
Bonnie G. Lamb, 90, of Loris passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
Mrs. Lamb  was born on Feb. 10, 1924, in Rome, Ga.
She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Lamb; one daughter, Rosemary Moran; and one brother.
She loved food and enjoyed dancing, knitting and crocheting and was a loving grandmother.
Survivors include three sons, Harvey Lamb of Georgia, Russell Lamb of Tennessee and William Lamb of Florida; three special grandchildren, Nina Huggins (Dayton) of Loris, Bonnie Whittington (Charlie) of Green Sea and Billy Sharpe of North Myrtle Beach; and five great-grandchildren, Farrah Sharpe, Christina Huggins, Dayann Huggins, Jazmin Sharpe and Kenneth Sharpe.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, from Anderson Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Ponder officiating.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Gloria Selina Lawlor
Gloria Selina Lawlor, 79, of Longs died on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at her home.
Born on Nov. 1, 1934, in New York City, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Victoria Selina Davenport Johnson.
Mrs. Lawlor is survived by her husband, Frank Lawlor; one son, Kevin Lawlor; and one granddaughter, Mackenzie Lawlor.
Services were private with the family.
You may share your memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Karen S. McCracken
Karen S. McCracken, 53, of Nichols died on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following a long battle with cancer.
Born on Nov. 17, 1960, in Myrtle Beach, she was the daughter of the late V.W. and Estalene Pridgen Strickland.
She was a member of Ocean View Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Kenneth McCracken; two daughters, Crystal Eaddy (Cory) of Murrells Inlet and Brittany Gunter (Keith) of Nichols; three grandchildren, Walker Ray Eaddy, Anna Gracelyn Eaddy and Lane Grayson Gunter; one brother, Douglas Strickland (Gracie) of Loris; three nephews, Michael McCracken, Matthew McCracken and Lonnie McCracken; one niece, Teresa Watts; and five great-nieces and nephews, Shelbie McCracken, Brayton McCracken, Mazie McCracken, Henry McCracken and Madison Watts.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Tim McKenzie and the Rev. Shawn Brashear officiating. Burial followed in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research, P.O. Box 100551, 800 E. Cheves St., Suite 150, Florence, S.C. 29502
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Ronald Woodrow ‘Ron’ McManus
Ronald Woodrow “Ron” McManus, 70, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at his home.
Born on April 12, 1943, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late Robert Woodrow McManus and Mattie Ramona Helms McManus.
Mr. McManus graduated from East Mecklenburg High School and attended Wingate College. Although he grew up in Charlotte, his family made Cherry Grove their second home in 1958. He never met a stranger.
He was the owner of Food Brokers Inc. and served on several national boards for food companies. Mr. McManus was also the co-founder and chairman of the James W. Caudle Foundation. He was the director of the Dixie Chicken Fishing Funament.
Active in many civic organizations in and around North Myrtle Beach, he was a former chairman of events for the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. McManus was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, where he served as a deacon and the moderator of deacons.
He had been a member of  Eastgate Masonic Lodge #692 in Charlotte and was a volunteer fireman from the age of 12 until 1965 with the Oakhurst Fire Department in Charlotte which his father founded.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Katharine Chenault McManus; one son, Robert Woodrow McManus of Monroe, N.C.; one daughter, Margaret Lynnsie McManus of Denver, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Ann Kendall McManus, Robert Grayson McManus, John Michael McManus and Matthew Chenault McManus.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Robert Kenneth McManus.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach with the Rev. Dr. John C. Brearley officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service at the church.
Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach “Building Fund”, P.O. Box 1306, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578; The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA  01202; or Coastal Education Foundation, Jim Caudle Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 261954, Conway, S.C.  29528.
You may share your memories and condolences with the McManus family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 20, 2014 EDITION

Matthew N. D’Amato
Matthew N. D’Amato, 81, of Little River, formerly of New York, died on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at the Veterans’ Victory House in Walterboro.
Born on Feb. 5, 1933, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Nicholas and Mildred D’Amato.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Mr. D’Amato is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rosalie; two sons, Nicholas (Laura) and Matthew; one daughter, Maryann; one brother, John; one sister, Antoinette Marotta; and four grandchildren, Alexander, Alison, Jessica and Samantha.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 12 noon on Friday, Feb., 21, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Veterans’ Victory Group, Attn: Kymberly Bryan, 2461 Sidneys Road, Walterboro, S.C. 29488.
You may share your memories and condolences with the D’Amato family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Carolyn Ferguson
Carolyn Ferguson, 75, of Little River died on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, with her family by her side.
Mrs. Ferguson was born on May 31, 1938.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert C. Ferguson Sr.
After retiring from Corporate Press in Washington, D.C., and moving to Little River she worked for JC Penney until her death.
Survivors include one sister, Maryann McCormick (Robert); two sons, Donald R. Ferguson Sr.(Debbie) and Robert C. Ferguson Jr.(Lorie); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Mrytle Beach.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Almas Shrine Transporation Fund, 1315 K St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20005.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Jesse Caldwell Fisher Jr.
Dr. Jesse Caldwell Fisher Jr., 82, of Whiteville, N.C., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
Born on June 2, 1931, in Concord, N.C., he was the son of the late Jesse Caldwell Fisher Sr. and Jane Powell Fisher.
Dr. Fisher attended Davidson College as an undergraduate and Duke University, where he received  a master’s degree in economics. After serving two years as an officer in the United States Army, he completed his doctoral program in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He served as chairman of the committee that secured Southeastern Community College for Columbus County. He was a charter member of both the Charlotte Oratorio Society and the Southeastern Oratorio Society. He was a bass soloist in both organizations. Music has been a thread throughout his life.
Before assuming the business responsibilities and development of his family’s 138-year-old company, J.L. Powell & Company Inc., he taught economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Davidson College. He was a founder of Beachwood Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach and served as a director. He was an owner of Azalea Sands Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach. He also served as a director of Shadow Moss Golf Plantation in Charleston as well as several miniature golf courses in Daytona Beach, Fla. Dr. Fisher served as a director of Peoples Savings & Loan and WHQR radio station, both in Wilmington, N.C. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Whiteville and a former member of the Cape Fear Club in Wilmington.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gaye Sanders Fisher; two sons, Jesse Powell Fisher and his fiancé Lori and John Spurgeon Fisher and his wife Lisa; and three grandchildren, Jesse Powell Fisher Jr., Cameron Bishop Fisher and George Sanders Fisher.
A graveside service was held at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Whiteville Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Bryant of the French Protestant Huguenot Church and Dr. Larry Cook officiating. A celebration luncheon of his life was held at his home following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Southeastern Oratorio Society, c/o Dr. James Craigie, 3655 Mitchell St., Loris, S.C. 29569 or the French Protestant Huguenot Church, 44 Queen St., Charleston, S.C. 29401
McKenzie Mortuary of Whiteville served the family.

James Goddiess
James Goddiess, 83, of Conway died on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Agape Senior in Conway.
Born on March 20, 1930, in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late Samuel and Virginia Oleksik Goddiess.
Mr. Goddiess enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Lauretta Young Goddiess; one son, James Joseph Goddiess Jr. (Emma Lee); four daughters, Lisa Samaritano (Charles) of New Jersey, Danielle Wolf (Ronald) of North Myrtle Beach, Laura Howard (Garrett) of Florida and Dawn Smith (Thomas) of North Carolina; one brother, Samuel Goddiess of New Jersey; one sister, Dorothy Monaco (Dominque) of North Myrtle Beach; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway is serving the family.

Billie B. Gunter
Billie B. Gunter, 92, of Little River died on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at UNC Chapel Hill in North Carolina.
Born on June 30, 1921, in Pageland, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Dula Evans Bowden.
Mrs. Gunter is survived by two sons, Joel K. Linn and John David Gunter; two daughters, Jeannie Plyler and Sherry G. Winston; one sister, Joyce Perger; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
You may share your condolences and memories with the Gunter family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Lonnie T. Johnson
The Rev. Lonnie T. Johnson, 81, of Galivants Ferry went to heaven on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on Oct. 3, 1932, in Conway, he was the son of the late Ervin Grant Johnson and Effie Brown Johnson.
He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Susan; one sister, Belle Tyler; and one brother-in-law, Don Tyler.
The Reverend Johnson was a Korean War veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force during 1951-55. A business career followed at Ocean City Life Insurance Company in Myrtle Beach. An entrepreneur at heart, he also started several commercial businesses ranging from a garden center to real estate. A Certificate of License to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ was granted in 1976 by Juniper Bay Baptist Church in Conway. He subsequently pursued and received a Bachelor of Divinity from Luther Rice Seminary in Jacksonville, Fla. As a bi-vocational pastor, “Preacher Lonnie” served five churches during his 33 years of ministry, including Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hemingway, Sweet Home Baptist Church in Longs, Lake Swamp Baptist Church in Loris, Mt. Leon Baptist Church in Longs and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Conway.
He enjoyed the outdoors, especially working the land with his tractors and fishing.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Dale Powell Johnson; one son, Lonnie Dean Johnson (Debbie), two daughters, Donya Johnson Fickling (Monty) and Melissa Johnson Clark (Eddie); nine grandchildren, Lauren, Lindsay and Leah Johnson, Emily Ramsey Cannon (Josh), Jessica and Daniel Ramsey, Christopher, Brooke and Brittany Clark; four sisters, Carrie Murdock, Rose Bunch (Alvin), Magdalene Fogner (Robert) and Helen Parker (Joseph), three brothers, Grant Johnson (Hilda), David Johnson (Glenda) and Moses Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, at Johnson Funeral Home in Aynor. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Juniper Bay Baptist Church in Conway with Pastor James Way officiating, followed by interment in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Juniper Bay Baptist Church, 5275 Juniper Bay Road, Conway, S.C. 29527.
Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor served the family.

Lacy E. Larimore
Lacy E. Larimore, 69, of Conway died on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
Born on March 22, 1944, in Marion County, he was the son of the late Johnny Foster and Lizzie Alford Larrimore.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Eloise Martin and Elnita Larrimore; and one brother, Howard Lawrimore.
Mr. Larimore was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. He loved to fish and was a great handyman. He never met a stranger.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Larimore of Conway; one son, Kevin Larimore (Deborah) of Conway; one daughter, Elizabeth Renae Lilly (Joey) of Aynor; two brothers, Clement Larimore (Minnie) of Conway and Marshall Larrimore (Jeanwood) of Conway; three sisters,  Myrtis Graham of Conway, Katie Bell of Loris and Minnie Pearl Smith of Conway; and three grandchildren, Nicholas Joel Lilly (Kayla), Noah James Lilly and Cody Larrimore (Jodie).
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, at Watson Funeral Services.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Watson Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Ray Cribb and the Rev. J.C. Gasque officiating.
Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.

Ronald Woodrow ‘Ron’ McManus
Ronald Woodrow “Ron” McManus, 70, of North Myrtle Beach, husband of Katharine Chenault McManus, died on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at his home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
You may share your memories and condolences with the McManus family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Edward David Moser
Edward David Moser, 60, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on May 31, 1953, in Patuxent, Md., he was the son of Howard David and Maxine Houghton Moser.
Mr. Moser is survived by his wife of 29 years, Brenda Austin Moser; two daughters, Amanda J. Nealy and Carrie-Callie Lynn Moser; one brother, Frank Moser; one sister, Charlene Moser; one granddaughter, Natasha Joycelynn Nealy; and one nephew, Horace “Michael” Wray Ratcliffe.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Moser family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Phyllis R. Richardson
Phyllis R. Richardson, 82, of Longs died on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on July 11, 1931, in Washington Township, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Harvey H.  and Ruth Turner Richardson.
Mrs. Richardson is survived by her husband of 56 years, James E. Richardson; one daughter, Karla Garner; one sister, Peggy Essinger; and two grandchildren, Kimberly and Kristopher.
Services will be held at a later date.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Richardson family by visiting leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Janice Gough Smith
Janice Gough Smith, 82, of Calabash, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Regency Hospital in Florence.
Born on May 3, 1931, in West Nyack, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy Hall Gough.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Priscilla Shevlin and Patricia Ready.
Mrs. Smith was employed by the Walter Rose Insurance Agency from 1963-89 and was past president of the Rockland County, N.Y. Independent Insurance Association. She retired to Calabash in 1992 and shared a passion of golfing, quilting, crafting and working at the Calabash Presbyterian Church Library. She was a former hospice volunteer.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Robert Smith; one son, Craig Smith of Calabash; one daughter, Dorothy Pinckney (John) of Montgomery, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Tristan Smith, Travis Smith, Jane Pinckney and Steven Pinckney; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Calabash Presbyterian Church. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.
The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Calabash Presbyterian Church, 8820 Old Georgetown Road SW, Sunset Beach, N.C. 28468.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., is serving the family.

Ruppert Randolph ‘Randy’ Spooner
Ruppert Randolph “Randy” Spooner, 91, of Calabash, N.C., died on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Summit Place Nursing Home in Little River.
Born on April 23, 1922, in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late Ruppert Randolph and Myra Gibb Spooner.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one son, Randy Spooner; one brother, Herbert Spooner; and one step-son, Kenneth Anderson.
Mr. Spooner was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps and later retired as an installer with the N.Y. Telephone Co. He was a member of the Calabash VFW, the American Legion and was an avid golfer. He had a hole-in-one on June 6, 1994, at Eagle Nest Golf Course in Little River.
Survivors include his wife, Anne Spooner; two daughters, Lynore Constantine (John) of Syracuse, N.Y., and Barbara Gerhardt of La Puente, Calif.; two sons, Ronald Spooner of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and David Anderson (Alyson) of Little River; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at Calabash Presbyterian Church. Inurnment followed in the church columbarium.
The family request in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to Calabash Presbyterian Church, 8820 Old Georgetown Road, Sunset Beach, N.C. 28468.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., served the family.

Lois A. Teschler
Lois A. Teschler, 82, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at her home.
Born on March 10, 1931, in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Carl and Emma Raukohl Hageman.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, William F. Teschler.
Mrs. Teschler was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include her nephew and niece, James and Nancy Teschler of Michagan.
Inurnment will be at a later date in Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley, Mich.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Evangelical Homes of Michigan, 18000 Coyle Ave., Detroit, MI 48235-2825 or Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Phillip David Thompson Sr.
Phillip David Thompson Sr., 47, of North Myrtle Beach began his wonderful journey home on Friday, Feb. 13, 2014, in the comfort of his childhood home in Fayetteville, N.C.
He was born on Oct. 29, 1966, in Fayetteville.
He was predeceased by his mother, Jean Thompson.
Mr. Thompson led a passionate life that inspired so many through his determination, positive outlook and contagious laughter.  By sharing his hard fight with cancer where no one fights alone, he showed others his perseverance and strength. His passion and career in radio led him to many lifelong memories and friends that began at the age of 14 and ended at Next Media Radio. He was an advocate for his children and community by dedicating several years of coaching baseball.
He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Rishel and her husband Ryan of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, Phillip Thompson Jr. of North Myrtle Beach and Lake Thompson of Charleston; his father, Jeff Thompson of Fayetteville; one sister, Angie Green and her husband Kenny of Fayetteville; and two brothers, John J. Thompson Jr. of Clearwater, Fla., and Daniel Thompson of Fayetteville.
A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Alfonza McAllister officiating.
Memorials may also be made to Debbie’s Dream Foundation, Curing Stomach Cancer at www.debbiesdream.org.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Thompson family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Robert David Wallace
Robert David Wallace, 76, of Little River laid down his working tools on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, six days short of his 57th wedding anniversary.
Born on June 27, 1937, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Elva Thelma Browne and Clifton R. Wallace Jr.
Mr. Wallace was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the D.C. Department of Transportation and then from a second career with the VA DOT. He was a Master Mason in Mt. Vernon Lodge #219, served as Worshipful Master in 1978 and was a member in perpetuity.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Zuch Wallace; one daughter, Maryanne Cox (James); two granddaughters, Heather C. and Miramanee Cox; and his beloved little dog, Silky.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Wallace family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 13, 2014 EDITION

Lila Pearl Barnhill
Lila Pearl Barnhill, 75, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
Born on May 31, 1938, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Willie Wade and the late Evelyn McCormick Wade.
She was predeceased by two brothers, W. J. Wade Jr. and Wendell Wade; and one grandson, Charles Wesley Barnhill.
Mrs. Barnhill was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and a true christian woman who found great joy in her family and in her faith. She enjoyed baking, traveling and gardening.  She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Loyd Barnhill of Loris; one son, Charles Barnhill and his wife Bonita of Loris; one daughter, Karen B. Todd and her husband David of Loris; four grandchildren, Shannon Argabrite and her husband Joe, Crystal Todd, Robert Todd and his wife Candace and Daniel Barnhill; two great-grandchildren, Jakob Carter and Chase Todd; one sister, Joyce Long; and one brother, Roger Wade.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, at Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Slomka and the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Burial followed in Antioch Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Springfield Baptist Church, 246 Springfield Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Reuben Blondell Bessent
Reuben Blondell Bessent, 60, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, after a battle with cancer.
Born in Conway on Dec. 30, 1953, he was the son of the late, George Roland and Daisy Causey Bessent.
Mr. Bessent leaves behind one sister, Catherine Quinn of Winter Haven, Fla.; four daughters, Crystal Bessent of Loris, Robin Smith (Chad) of Myrtle Beach, Julie Bessent of Loris and Sarah Bessent of Longs; one son, David Bessent of Loris; two step-children, Shayna Hall and Thomas Hall; nine grandchildren, Joshua Bryant, Bailey Smith, Vicki Carteret, Dale Stephens, Ryan Stephens, Jamie Mishue, Allison Bessent, Marley Luke and Riley Bessent; and one great-grandchild, Layla Bryant.
The family would like to thank everyone for all the prayers, support and their love through this difficult time.

Shirley Ann Webb Boltinghouse
Shirley Ann Webb Boltinghouse, 71, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family and loved ones.
Born on Dec. 29, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was a long time resident of Lerona, West Va., (1979-2007), she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Jean Perry Haggard
Mrs. Boltinghouse retired to North Myrtle Beach following a successful career in compliance at First Community Bank. She was active in her community volunteering her time with the Kids Hope Mentoring program and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach.  
She is survived by her husband, Phillip Boltinghouse; and two grandchildren, Michael Savage of Hurst, Texas, and Carolann McGraw of Concord, N.C.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by two children, John Michael Webb and Joni Lyn McGraw.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Stephen’s, Loris Vision,  801 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A message of condolence may be sent to the Boltinghouse family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Scelena Mae Brown
Scelena Mae Brown, 97, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
Mrs. Brown was born on May 25, 1916.
She was predecceased by her husband, Joseph H. Brown of Cresaptown, Md.
She will be laid to rest next to Joe at the Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery.
A memorial service may be held at a later date to be announced.
Ocean View Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Joseph Oscar ‘Chick’ Dennis
Joseph Oscar Dennis, 83, of Lexington, formerly of Little River, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
Born in Ayden, N.C., he was the son of the late Skelton and Queenie Mills Dennis.  
Surviving is his wife of the home, Mary Frances Duffy of Longs.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Right Direction Church in Lexington.
Barr-Price Funeral Homes of Batesburg-Leesville served the family.

Roger Gray Gibbs
Roger Gray Gibbs, 75, of Collinsville, Va., died on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Pheasant Ridge Memory Care in Roanoke, Va.
Born on May 11, 1938, in Martinsville, Va., he was the son of the late Ollis W. Gibbs and Lottie Young Gibbs.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Frances Gibbs Kerns; one brother, Larry Gibbs; and one grandson, Nicholas Gray Haggas.
Mr. Gibbs was a 1961 graduate of Virginia Tech and continued to be an avid fan of the Hokies. He was a planning engineer at DuPont with 33 and one-half years of service.
He was a family man who loved playing games with his grandchildren and playing golf. He was fond of country music, especially Merle Haggard. He was a real handyman and always had an abundance of projects, including rebuilding several MG autos over the years. He and Anne spent many years in North Myrtle Beach where they were members of Little River United Methodist Church. He loved long walks on the beach, especially when they ended at Hoskin’s Restaurant on Main Street where he was a loyal patron.
They moved back to Collinsville in 2012 and became members of Chatham Heights Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Anne Mitchell Gibbs; his step-mother, Irene Gibbs of Rocky Mount, N.C., three daughters, Lori Gibbs Reichart and her husband Brian of Cumming, Ga., Julie Gibbs France and her husband Tony of Denver, N.C., and Mitzi Gibbs Haggas and her husband Josh of Huntersville, N.C.; two step-daughters, Mary Yates Hall and her husband Tim of Collinsville and Amy Yates Elliott and her husband Rich of Ridgeway; 10 grandchildren, Kaitlyn Reichart, Emily Reichart, Taylor France, Morgan France, Reagan Haggas, Riley Haggas, Ara Catherine Hall, Marat Hall, Kollin Elliott and Mason Elliott; three brothers, David Gibbs and his wife Mary Louise of Bassett, Va., Jerry Gibbs and his wife Addie of Martinsville and Phillip Gibbs and his wife Penny of Perry, Ga., three sisters, Dot Gibbs Pierce of Ayden, N.C., Sherry Gibbs Cameron and her husband Fred of Lumberton, N.C., and Martha Gibbs Brown and her husband Shaun of Burnt Chimney, Va.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15,  at Chatham Heights Baptist Church followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service with the Rev. Dr. Mike Hatfield officiating.
A memorial service will be held in North Myrtle Beach at a time to be determined.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Chatham Heights Baptist Church, 1235 Chatham Heights, Martinsville, VA 24112; Little River United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 160, Little River, S.C. 29566; or Patrick County Alzheimer’s Group LLC, P.O. Box 1301, Stuart, VA 24171.
Online condolences may be made at www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com.
Collins Funeral Home of Bassett is serving the family.

Mary Joann Hardee Shelley Gore
Mary Joann Hardee Shelley Gore, 69, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at MUSC in Charleston following an illness.
Born on Aug. 4, 1944, in Loris, she was the daughter of William Luther Hardee and Jarona Estelle Mishoe Hardee.
Mrs. Hardee retired from Shore Crest Vacation Villas. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Survivors include her husband, Harry Wright of the home; two sons, Billy Shelley and his wife Kim and Gary Gene Shelley, all of Loris; two grandchildren, Taylor Ann Shelley and William Trask Shelley, both of Loris; one brother, Tommy Hardee and his wife Sherry of Loris; one sister, Judy Hardee Boyd and her husband Glenn of Conway; and her ex-husband, Wayne Gore.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Gary G. Shelley; and one brother, Jerry William Hardee.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Holly Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Rodney Strickland and the Rev. Lloyd Williamson officiating. The family received friends at the home of Harry Wright on Friday, Feb. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life, c/o Horry County State Bank, Attn: Tamara Planty, P.O. Box 218, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Joseph Hamvas
Joseph Hamvas, 75, of Little River died on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 14, 1938, in Vemend, Hungary, he was the son of the late John and Magdalena Gungl Hamvas.
He was predeceased by one brother, John Hamvas; and one grandson, Tyler.
Mr. Hamvas is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia A. Porter Hamvas of Little River; one son, Jay Hamvas (Teresa); three daughters, Carol Hamvas, Sandy Hamvas and Terri Nyce (Tim); and five grandchildren, Heather, Brianne, Jes, Ben, Matt and Hunter.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Hamvas family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Allen Kaufman
Allen Kaufman, 65, of Loris died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at his home in Maine.
He was born on Oct. 2, 1948.
Dr. Kaufman was a graduate of Temple University of Dentistry. He was a dentist who devoted his entire practice to the treatments of TMJ disorders.
He served in the United States Air Force with an honorable discharge in July 1981. While there he was head of Dental Radiology and was the base Endodonist.
Dr. Kaufman was a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the American Headache Society and the American Dental Association.
When he wasn’t devoting his time to his practice, he enjoyed spending time with his wife Rebecca and their daughter Melyssa and their rescued animals.
As animal lovers, Allen and Rebecca have filled their home with wonderful pets which include seven dogs and seven cats and a miniature horse.
A memorial celebration of Dr. Kaufman’s life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at St. Philips Lutheran Church located at 6200 N. Kings Hwy. in Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers donations in Dr. Kaufman’s memory may be made to Paws to the Rescue, 123 Dog And Cat Ct., Mullins, S.C. 29574 or Grand Strand Humane Society, 5241 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

Donna W. Meyer
Donna W. Meyer, 72, of Little River died on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on May 30, 1941, in Hillsborough, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Blanch Wheeler.
Mrs. Meyer was one of the first female auctioneers in North Carolina.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Harry Meyer; one son, Robbie Meyer; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were private with the family.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Meyer family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Nancy Neil Murphy
Nancy Neil Murphy, 82, of Little River died on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 9, 1931, in Minneapolis, Minn., she was the daughter of the late J.R. and Mary Trepanier Neil.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harry R. Murphy.
She was a very active member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by two children, Hank Murphy (Patti) of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Mary L. Beck (Tim) of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one sister, Maryanne Aman (Bob) of Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.; and nine grandchildren, Chris Beck, Kathy Murphy, Matt Murphy, Tom Beck, Kara Murphy, Bob Beck, Liz Murphy, Mike Beck and Molly Beck.
The family received friends from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at Lee Funeral Home.  A funeral mass was celebrated at 12 noon on Monday, Feb. 10, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or Holy Trinity Catholic School, 1760 Living Stones Lane, Longs, S.C. 29568.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Murphy family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Edward Burton Pratt
Edward Burton Pratt, USAF Major-Ret., 78, of Calabash, N.C., died on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 31, 1935, in Rockland, Mass., he was the son of the late Chester Lloyd and Bertha Perrault Pratt.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Jean L. Pratt on Jan. 11, 2014.
He retired after 24 years of service as an accomplished jet navigator with the USAF having served two tours in Vietnam. Following his military service, he was employed for 25 years with H&R Block in North Myrtle Beach as branch manager.
Survivors include one daughter, Karen A. McDaniel (Earle) of Longs; two sons, Edward L. Pratt of Calabash and John D. Pratt (Nancy) of Raleigh, N.C.; one sister, Dorothy Salvucci (Daniel), of Rockland; and three grandchildren, Caroline McDaniel, Benjamin Pratt and Kevin Pratt.
Services were private.
The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or Armed Services YMCA of the USA, 7405 Alban Station Lane, Suite B215, Springfield, VA 22150.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., served the family.

Lynda S. Scott
Lynda S. Scott, 65, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Born on Sept. 14, 1948, in Roanoke, Va., she was the daughter of the late Curtis William and Effie Gregory Stanley.
Mrs. Scott was a graduate of Longwood College in Farmville, Va. She taught English at Myrtle Beach High School for over 18 years and touched many lives. She took pride in following the many accomplishments of her students after they left her classroom. She loved to travel and experience new adventures, including her first zip line at the age of 60. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister and “Lolly” to her grandchildren and will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her husband, Frederick T. Scott Jr.; one daughter, Christian Scott and her partner Robyn Ross; one son, Frederick T. Scott III and his wife Jessica; two sisters, Carolyn S. Johnson and her husband Johnny and Julia Ann Mangus; two grandchildren, Phinnlei Scott and Oliver Scott; two sisters-in-law, Susan Beard and Barbara Schmieg and her husband Tim; one brother-in-law, Stuart Scott and his wife Sharon; and her beloved pet, Jiffy Pop.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with the Rev. Judith Cettei officiating.
The family received friends following the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials made be made to The Human Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Toby Baiman Siegel
Toby Baiman Siegel, 92, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Columbia, Md., died on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 6, 1921, in New York City, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Celia Himmel Baiman.
Mrs. Siegel was a bookkeeper and convention coordinator for the National Education Association and later the American Association of School Administrators. After her retirement, she volunteered at the Howard County Hospital in Columbia taking a full-time position leading the volunteer department.
She lived an usually quiet life. Her most important hobby was Mahjong. She also loved to knit and collect silver and turquoise jewelry from the southwest. Along with her late husband, who was an accomplished artist, she also made jewelry. She loved to read mystery and suspense novels along with the occasional romance.
She is survived by two children, Nancy Siegel and Steven Siegel and his wife Karin, all of North Myrtle Beach; and one brother, Marvin Baiman of Jericho, N.Y.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Henry A. Siegel, who died on Nov. 8, 1980; and one sister, Helen Manne.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, at Judean Memorial Gardens in Olney, Md.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Siegel family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

David Craig Townsend
David Craig Townsend, 66, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at home with his wife and children by his side.
Born on Feb. 14, 1947, in Charleston, West Va., he was the son of Keith and Marcine Townsend.
Mr. Townsend attended South Charleston High School and entered his father’s business, C.K. Townsend & Son General Contractors, following graduation. Upon his father’s death in 1985 he relocated to North Myrtle Beach and started Townsend Construction Company. He enjoyed all sports and was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Debbie Townsend; one son, Blaire Townsend and his children Bryanne and Keith; one daughter, Elizabeth Townsend and her children Mairin and Garrett, daughter Melissa Bogle and her daughter Caitlyn, and daughter Whitney Bengston and her husband Stephen.
The family received guests at Lee Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. A service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Lee Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Townsend family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Vela Mayola Hardee Wood
Vela Mayola Hardee Wood, 74, of Smithfield, N.C., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Smithfield following an illness.
Born on March 5, 1939, in Loris, she was the daughter of William Mayo Hardee and Attie Arjane Cox Hardee.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, J. Cleavon Wood; three brothers, John Watis Hardee, Avery Dalton Hardee and Shelton Hardee; and two sisters, Mary Fipps and Iris Sarvis.
Mrs. Woods was a member of Wilson’s Mills Baptist Church in Smithfield and the Wendell Chapter 87, Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include two brothers, William Joyce Hardee of Loris and Defford Dale Hardee of Creedmoor, N.C.; four sisters, Elga Russ of Sanford, N.C., Leatis Smith and Carolyn Edwards, both of Rock Hill, and Doris Piver of Tabor City, N.C.; and many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Hardee family cemetery with Pastor Haywood Fowler officiating. The family received friends at Oak Dale Baptist Church fellowship hall immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made to Wilson’s Mills Baptist Church, 652 Swift Creek Road, Smithfield, N.C. 27577 or to the charity of your choice.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Ronald K. Wyatt Sr.
Ronald K. Wyatt Sr., 55, of Longs died on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on June 29, 1958, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of Jean Capps Wyatt and the late James P. Wyatt.
He is survived by four children, Ronald K. Wyatt Jr., Rebekah Wyatt Bellamy (Michael), Emily Wyatt and Payton Wyatt; one brother, Randy Wyatt; one sister, Cindy Garrett (John); and one grandson, Liam Bellamy.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Lee Funeral Home.  Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
You may share your memories and condolences by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 6, 2014 EDITION

Elsie Ingeborg Allen
Elsie Ingeborg Allen nee Swanson, 84, went to her eternal rest with our Lord on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.
Born on Dec. 18, 1929,  in White Plains, N.Y., she was the daughter of Swedish immigrant parents Ingeborg Anna and Carl Bernard Swanson.
In 1956 she moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She moved to North Myrtle Beach in 1972 and returned to the Ft. Lauderdale area in 1996 to care for family. Elsie’s many careers included retail, dental/orthodontic assistant, counted cross-stitch designer and real estate. She was gifted musically and artistically.
She is survived by one daughter, Elsa Lynn Ward; one son, Billy Lawrence “Larry” Layrock; and one granddaughter, Kelsey-Lynee (Dante) Nardini.
A celebration of life visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. immediately followed by the service at Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home in Ft. Lauderdale.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in her memory.
Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home of Ft. Lauderdale is serving the family.

Dorothy D’Aloia
Dorothy D’Aloia, 93, of Little River died on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Vicki McCambley.
Born on Dec. 11, 1920, in Nutley, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Rose Fanelli Sposato.
She was predeceased by her husband, George D’Aloia.
Mrs. D’Aloia is survived by two daughters, Vicki McCambley (Joe) of Little River and Deborah Guarino (Rick) of Rocky Mount, N.C.; two sisters, Josephine Marone and Ann Luzzi; three grandchildren, Michael McCambley (Kim), Elizabeth Gangloff (Ben) and Christine Dixon (Geoff); and four great-grandchildren, Zachary McCambley, Madison McCambley, Katelyn McCambley and Benjamin Gangloff.
A funeral mass will be held at 12 noon on Friday, Feb. 7, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
You may share your memories and condolences with the D’Aloia family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Thomas Carlyle Hilbourn
Thomas Carlyle Hilbourn, 81, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at his home following an illness.
Born on Oct. 11, 1932, in Loris, he was the son of the late Gero Hilbourn Sr. and the late Mable Ward Hilbourn.
Mr. Hilbourn married Louise H. Hilbourn in Conway on March 16, 1952.
He was a member of Lawndale Baptist Church and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was predeceased by his wife, Louise H. Hilbourn; and four brothers, Gero Hilbourn Jr., Gary Hilbourn, Carlyle Hilbourn and Jimmy Hilbourn.
Survivors include eight children, Hilda Smith and her husband Terry of Loris, David Hilbourn and his wife Diane of Virginia, Peggy Stone and her husband Mark of Conway, Paul Hilbourn and his wife Phyllis of Loris, William Hilbourn of Loris, Sandy Williams of Conway, Mark Hilbourn and his wife Beth of Loris and Steve Hilbourn and his wife Mary of Loris; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Pope and Lila Maxfield, both of Virginia, and Mabeline Porter and her husband Marshall of Loris; four sisters-in-law, Martha Hilbourn of Virginia, Yoko Hilbourn of Arizona, June Hilbourn of Chicago, Ill., and Gail Hilbourn of Marion; and two brothers-in-law, the Rev. Dewey Hilbourn of Tabor City, N.C., and Carlyle Hilbourn and his wife Margie of Denver, Col.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Lawndale Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Hardee officiating. Burial will follow in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
Memorials may be made to Lawndale Baptist Church, c/o Keith Norris, 5162 Doyce Drive, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Frank Joseph Natale Jr.
Frank Joseph Natale Jr., 84, of Little River died on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on April 28, 1929, in Boston, Mass., he was the son of the late Frank J. and Matilda Cresitilli Natale Sr.
He was predeceased by one step-son, Mark Williams.
Mr. Natale is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kathleen Sweeney Natale; two daughters, Virginia Albanese and Patricia Harris; three step-children, George Williams, Cheryl Chancler and Brenda Snow; two brothers, George Natale and James Natale (Rosemary); two sisters, Doris Maffioli and June Citino (Olando); five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in memory of Frank Natale to Embrace Hospice, 140 University Plaza Drive, Conway, S.C. 29526.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Natale family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Edward F. Peters
Edward F. Peters, 78, of Little River died on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on July 12, 1935, in Tarrytown, N.Y., he was a son of the late Adam and Anna Bednar Peters.
He was predeceased  by his wife, Virginia M. Peters.
Mr. Peters was retired from Hayco as a tool and die manufacturer. He was a member of the Calabash American Legion and the Calabash VFW.
Survivors include three children, Jacqueline Prigge and her husband Stephen of Calabash, N.C., Kim Sokolowski and her husband John of Little River and Edward A. Peters and his wife Michele of Alpharetta, Ga.; one brother, Adam Peters and his wife Yolanda of Calabash; two sisters, Barbara Schreck and her husband Charles of Calabash and Patricia Battaglia and her husband John of Marlboro, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in Shallotte, N.C. The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, at Brunswick Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 81 Gadsden St., Charleston, S.C. 29401.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service in Shallotte served the family.

Margaret Louise ‘Tucky’ Sancibrian
Margaret Louise “Tucky” Sancibrian, 77, of Longs died on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Brightwater in Myrtle Beach.
Born on July 21, 1936, in Plainfield, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Peter and Bertice Peck Sandison.
Mrs. Sancibrian graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vt., and was a member of the graduating class of 1954.  
On Oct. 19, 1957, she married Frank Sancibrian Jr. and they recently celebrated 56 years of marriage. She resided in Barre most of her life but spent the last 20 years in Longs. She was employed several years until retirement for the state of Vermont as a personnel manager. She loved her family and friends dearly and had a passion for all animals, especially those who needed to be rescued. Her hobbies included golfing, reading, gardening, crossword puzzles and extensive genealogy research of both Sandison and Sancibrian families. She was a valuable volunteer for the Spaulding High School alumni committee.  She was an accomplished quilter and knitter who built a loving and lasting friendship with all her knitting ladies. Mrs. Sancibrian volunteered at the Grand Strand Humane Society in Myrtle Beach where she was awarded Shelter Volunteer of the Year in 1998. While residing in Longs, she was a two-time ladies club champion at Colonial Charters and made a hole in one at this course.  Her most recent hobby was “stamping” where she made personalized and sentimental handmade cards celebrating her family and friends birthdays and holidays. She was an avid sports fan who enjoyed friendly football pick ‘ems.
Her smiling face, infectious laugh, gift of conversing, selfless nature and her knowledge of the world will forever be her legacy.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Frank Sancibrian; one son, Norman Sancibrian (Valerie); one daughter, Laurie Shralow (Bill); one brother, Malcolm Sandison; one sister, Penny Robie (Bill); four grandchildren, Garett Cody Sancibrian, Anthony Sancibrian, Matthew Shralow and Samatha Shralow; and her four-legged companion, Maggie.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at Lee Funeral Home to celebrate Mrs. Sancibrian’s life. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Vermont.
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 or Central Vermont Humane Society, Inc., P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601 or to the charity of your choice in honor of Mrs. Sancibrian.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

The Rev. James E. Willey Sr.
The Rev. James E. Willey Sr., 85, of Longs passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the Loris Extended Care Center in Loris following an illness.
Born on Aug. 22, 1928, in Wilmington, Del., he was the son of the late Harvey Willey and the late Beulah Murphy Willey.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one beloved son-in-law, Dr. Dana Collett; and one sister, Ruby Willey Boyer.
The Reverend Willey was an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Bob Jones University. He attended both the Eastern Baptist Seminary in Philadelphia, Pa., and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His 85 year life span had a global effect. He preached his first sermon at the age of 16 and continued to minister for the next 68 years. He proclaimed the gospel and modeled God’s love to everyone he encountered. God allowed him the opportunity to sit with world leaders and next door neighbors from Beirut to the Philippines and all throughout the United States. His sense of humor was contagious and he was frequently on the receiving end of practical jokes through the years and yet his kind humor put all he related with at ease.  He was a humble, gentle man who was strong in his faith and convictions.
Throughout his life the Reverend Willey proudly pastored churches in Georgia, Mississippi and Maryland. He served as an officer or board member in numerous organizations and maintained a radio ministry. He served as industrial chaplain for R G Letourneau in Vicksburg, Miss., and Longview, Texas. He was the director of missions for the Baltimore Baptist Association and the Carolina Baptist Association and a former president of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.
Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Maxine Marie Gossin Willey of the home; two sons, Jim Willey Jr. and his wife Kelly and the Rev. Paul Willey and his wife Carole; one daughter, Karen Collett; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff, nurses and physicians of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet and the Loris Extended Care Center for the wonderful care and support they gave.
There will be a celebration of life service at Calvary Baptist Church located at 206 E. Courtland Place in Bel Air, Md., on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials, in honor of Jim’s passion for missions, be made to support mission trips for local church teams. Send gifts to the Carolina Baptist Association, P.O. Box 1187, Loris, S.C. 29568.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 30, 2014 EDITION

Captain J.T. ‘Tweet’ Brady
Captain J.T. “Tweet” Brady, 46, of Loris died on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
Born on Feb. 28, 1967, in Pottsville, Pa., he was the son of the late Jerome John Brady and Betty Lou Russell Brady.
Mr. Brady attended St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. He started his career as a firefighter, at the age of 16, with the St. Clair Fire Department in St. Clair, Pa.  He served 30 years in fire service with 27 years as a fire instructor for both Pennsylvania and South Carolina. He volunteered with Progress Truck #32 in Harrisburg, Pa., and other fire departments in Pennsylvania. He then joined the Myrtle Beach Fire Department and then Horry County Fire Rescue as a training captain. After four years as a training captain he transferred to a station captain’s position for nine years. Mr. Brady loved fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Laura E. Brady; one son, Patrick L. Brady; and five siblings, Timothy J. Brady, Janet M. Damiano, Diane L. Groover, Coleen A, Messaros and Terrance T. Brady.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Susan G. Koman for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or to the Patrick L. Brady Education Fund, c/o NBSC, P.O. Box 6739, Florence, S.C. 29502.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Ruby Lee Cox
Ruby Lee Cox, 88, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
Born on Feb. 25, 1925, in Bladen County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late George Russ and Susan Jane McLamb Russ.
Mrs. Cox loved flowers and enjoyed gardening and cooking.
She was predeceased by one son, Leonard Cox; and one daughter, Gloria Williams.
Survivors include her husband of 73 years, J. D. Cox of Loris; one son, Ronnie Cox of Loris; three daughters, Irene Grainger of Conway, Lauretta Smith of Tabor City, N.C., and Janice Johnson of Loris; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, in the mausoleum chapel at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris with the Rev. J. T. Adams officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service in the mausoleum chapel.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Peggy A. Edge
Peggy A. Edge, 79, of Loris died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at the Loris Extended Care Center in Loris.
Born on Sept. 19, 1934, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Purley and Sallie Lee Edge.
She was predeceased by one sister, Lucille Trafford; and one brother, Purley Edge Jr.
Miss Edge graduated from Loris High School in 1952 and from Winthrop College in 1954. She was employed by the former Marlene Industries in Loris. She held various office positions during her many years at the company.
Miss Edge will be remembered for her love and faithfulness to God, family and friends. She was known as a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She was blessed to be able to lovingly care for her parents during their illnesses. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach and the Order of the Eastern Star, Loris Chapter 106.
Miss Edge enjoyed her annual spring trips with several dear friends and spending time in Florida and the mountains with her family and friends. She always welcomed family to Loris and North Myrtle Beach to share her love of the beach that created many wonderful memories. She had a beautiful singing voice and serenaded her grand-nieces and grand-nephews on their birthdays as well as her friends on various occasions. She will always be “Our Sunshine”.
Survivors include one sister, Edna Earl Parker of Murrells Inlet; one nephew, Edward C. Trafford and his wife Susan of Manheim, Pa.; two grand-nephews, Andrew C. Trafford and Daniel R. Trafford; three grand-nieces, Toni Thomas, Jami Arnt and Jeni Neiles; five great-grand-nephews; one great-grand-niece; and many cousins.
 The family wishes to thank the staff of the Loris Extended Care Center for the wonderful care and support given over the past years for Miss Edge.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach located at 200 Hwy. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, with Pastor Dr. John Gambrell officiating. Committal services will follow in Ocean View Memorial Cemetery in the Crescent section of North Myrtle Beach. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, with Eastern Star funeral rites conferred by Loris Chapter 106 Order Of The Eastern Star at 8 p.m.
The family requests that memorials be made in Miss Edge’s memory to the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach, 200 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Glenwood Fowler
Glenwood Fowler, 83, of Green Sea died on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
Born on Dec. 3, 1930, he was the son of the late Mack Coy Fowler and Hessie Fowler Fowler.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter, Kay Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Billie Jean Fowler of Loris; one daughter, Brenda Faye Fowler Watts of Green Sea; one son, Stevie Fowler of Green Sea; one sister, Melba Fowler Shelley of Loris; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, at Inman Funeral Home Chapel in Tabor City, N.C. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the funeral home.
Inman Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Tommie J. ‘Buck’ Galloway
Tommie J. “Buck” Galloway, 76, of Conway died on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at his residence.
Born on Oct. 17, 1937, in Conway, he was the son of the late Isaac B. Galloway and Maggie Todd Galloway.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Lillie Mae Galloway; and two brothers, Lonnie Galloway and Little Isaac Galloway.
Mr. Galloway was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his companion, Gayle Livingston of the home; one son, Tommy Galloway of Conway; two daughters, Lynn Hurley (Clint Huggins) of Marion and Tracey Galloway (Jimmy Causey) of Conway; two brothers, Benjamin “Happy” Galloway of Greenville and Ben Donnie Galloway of Conway; one sister, Della Mae Collins of Loris; five grandchildren, Crystal Chandler, Barry McDaniel, Tommy Galloway, Jeremy Galloway and Tony Davis; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler Chandler and Hadleigh Davis.
The family received friends at Watson Funeral Services from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Conway with the Rev. Jerry Phillips officiating. Burial followed in Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.

Marilyn Collins Griffin
Marilyn Collins Griffin, 87, of Little River died on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Sept. 12, 1926, in White Plains, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William Carroll Collins and Viola Bentley Ferris.
She was predeceased by her husband, John “Jack” Griffin; one sister, Ella Collins Gorlon; one brother, William Collins; and one daughter, Margaret Kennon.
After graduating from White Plains High School in January 1944, she went to work for the New York Central Railroad in and near Grand Central Terminal in New York City in various offices until November 1946.
In October 1962 she went to work for AT&T in White Plains as an overseas operator and also worked in various other departments in the next years. She retired in February 1983 as a supervisor in the personnel department.
She and her husband Jack retired to Little River in 1983. They were married 53 years when Jack passed away on June 13, 1999.
Survivors include three sons, John (Lisa), Patrick (Judy) and Michael (Ellen); one daughter, Kathleen Hands (John); 13 grandchildren, William Griffin, Stephanie Ferraro, Matthew Hands, Kathleen Floyd, Jackie Ramsey, Carolyn Burch, Christine Griffin, Robert Griffin, Jennifer Griffin, Tom Griffin, Sean Griffin, Kyle Kennon and Hayley Kennon; and 10 great-grandchildren, Mikaela Ferraro, Patrick Moss, Andrew Moss, Lilly Floyd, Joseph Hands, Ben Hands, Colin Hands, Gracie Ramsey, Maggie Ramsey and Lucy Ramsey.
The first visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. and the second visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, at the funeral home.
A funeral service was held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in White Plains. Internment followed at Holy Mount Cemetery in Eastchester, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic School, 1760 Living Stones Lane, Longs, S.C. 29568.
McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home of White Plains served the family.

Pauline Todd Henderson
Pauline Todd Henderson, 86, of Loris died on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born on March 16, 1927.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph M. Henderson; and one son, Kim Todd Hughes.
Mrs. Henderson was a graduate of Florence Beauty Academy in 1958. She was the proprietor and operator of the Ritz Beauty Shop in Conway for many years.
Survivors include two daughters, Phylis Hughes Cooke (Charles) of Loris and Lenore Hughes Shelley (Ronnie) of Green Sea; four grandchildren, Kim Todd Hughes II, Charles Cooke Jr. (Pam), Paula Cooke Kelsey (Patrick) and Dennis Brown (Debra); six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two siblings, N. Wayne Todd (Phyllis) of Charleston and Jasmine Holt of Conway.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Mausoleum in Conway. Visitation was held for one hour prior to service.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church 5849 Red Bluff Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Theodore Albert Hinkle Jr.
Theodore Albert Hinkle Jr., 55, of Longs died on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Nov. 25, 1958, in Canton, Ohio, he was a son of the late Theodore Albert Sr. and Betty Lee Costello Hinkle.
Mr. Hinkle worked in maintenance at local condominium complexes.
He loved NASCAR and was the “World’s Biggest Dale Earnhardt Fan”.  He also loved football. His favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys. The highlight of his life was winning seventh grade Intramurals.
He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Teri Music Hinkle; one daughter, Stephanie Michelle Roberts and her husband Stephen of Longs; one son, Todd Albert Parks of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one step-daughter, Brandy Lynn Dent of St. Louis, Mo.; one step-son, Johnathon Russell Dent of Conway; four sisters, Jan Brown and her husband Tom of Canton, Millie Dexter of Winston-Salem, Tina Hinkle and her wife Winna of Canton and Paula Hinkle and her wife Tina of Canton; one brother, Jeff Hinkle of Canton; three grandchildren, Dylan-Jagger Roberts, Nicholas Shane Roberts and Bella Brookelynn Roberts, all of Longs; and his baby, his puppy, Precious Rose Hinkle.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Linda Teaque; and two brothers, Rex Hinkle and Terry Hinkle.
The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Lee Funeral Home.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Hinkle family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ryan Alexander ‘Alex’ Marsh
Ryan Alexander “Alex” Marsh, 22, of Little River died on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.
Born on Oct. 25, 1991, in Greensboro, N.C., he was the son of Ryan C. Marsh and Sheryl Burks Marsh.
Mr. Marsh was a loving son, brother and friend to all. He will be greatly missed.
He enjoyed music and playing his guitar. He loved to take care of animals and enjoyed cooking and reading.
He is survived by his mother, Sheryl B. Marsh of Little River; his father, Ryan C. Marsh and his wife Jessica of Colorado; and three brothers, Elliott C. Marsh, Ethan B. Marsh and Aubrey T. Marsh.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway is serving the family.

Jimmie Ray Nealy
Jimmie Ray Nealy, 63, of Marion died on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown.
Born on Nov. 6, 1950, in Loris, he was the son of the late James Ferny and Letha Suggs Nealy.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Ann Hymore Nealy.
Mr. Nealy served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a loving father, grandfather and brother.
He is survived by three daughters, Marny McAllister (Chuck) of Georgia, Tammy N. Frady (Robert) of Fort Mill and Hannah Rae Nealy of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Johnnie W. Nealy and Tripp Nealy (Julie E.); one sister, Linda N. Hayes (Sherwood); two grandchildren, Tessa McAllister and Colton McAllister; and two great-grandchildren, Ayla McAllister and Abbey Claire McAllister.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Red Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Mullins.
Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service in the mausoleum.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.

Bruce L. ‘Buddy’ Osborne Jr.
Bruce L. “Buddy” Osborne Jr., 54, of Myrtle Beach passed away and heaven earned a special angel on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
After a valiant fight with cancer, Buddy left us while surrounded by the love of family and friends.
He was born on Sept. 21, 1959.
He is survived by the love of his life, Sandi Kendrick; his mother, Georgie Herman Osborne; his devoted sister, Georgia Osborne Harvey; his brother-in-law, Bob Harvey; a niece, Brooke; a nephew, Hunter; and his extended family, Jennifer, Danny, Emma and Mary Jane Buckner and Jim Smith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce L. Osborne, and his sister, DiAnn Osborne Trull.
The family wishes to thank the angels of InCare Hospice.

Marie Hardee Rankin
Marie Hardee Rankin, 91, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at the Loris Extended Care Center in Loris following an illness.
Born on April 15, 1922, in Conway, she was the daughter of Fletcher Stanley Hardee Sr. and Mary Alta Anderson Hardee.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband, Joseph “Joe” Ross Rankin; and two brothers, Fletcher Stanley Hardee Jr. and Paul R. Hardee.
Mrs. Rankin was a teacher for 38 years with the Horry County School system and always instilled a love of learning and exemplary moral character in all her students. She was an active member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society for many years, a friend to all who knew her, a loving mother and a longtime active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Loris.
Survivors include one daughter, Jo Marie Rankin of Loris; two brothers, Francis F. Hardee of Conway and Robert A. Hardee and his wife Joann of Wendell, N.C.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the First Presbyterian Church of Loris with Pastor Dr. Tim Osment and the Rev. Ray Hardee officiating. Committal services were private. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Loris, P.O. Box 425, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Joseph Paul Valega
Joseph Paul Valega, 90, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on March 19, 1923, in Linden, N.J., he was the son of the late Paul and Anna Bakalar Valega.
Mr. Valega was a fire fighter with the Linden Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Florence Szczepaniak Valega; one daughter, Joanne Oland; one brother, Tommy Valega; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, at Lee Funeral Home. A funeral mass followed at 4:30 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
You may share your memories and condolence with the Valega family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Peace Ann Weed
Peace Ann Weed, 95, of Little River died on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at her home in Aiken.
Born on Nov. 11, 1918, in Newark, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna Allspaugh Friel.
Mrs. Weed was a resident of Bay Tree Plantation for almost 40 years and had been an avid golfer.  She moved to Aiken in February 2013.
Survivors include one son, Richard Paoletti; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband of 25 years, Robert J. Paoletti; her second husband of 25 years, William F. Weed; and two sons, William Paoletti and Ronald Paoletti.
Services were private with the family at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Aiken SPCA, 401 Wire Road, Aiken, S.C. 29801.
You may share your memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 23, 2014 EDITION

Crystal Renee Grizzard
Crystal Renee Grizzard, 27, of Little River died on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, as the result of an auto accident.
Born on Jan. 15, 1986, in Summersville, West Va., she was the daughter of Bonnie Griffin Grizzard and the late Dennis Grizzard.
She was predeceased by one brother, Timothy Grizzard.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her step-father, Jerry Moore; two children, six year-old Logan Isaiah Tavon and three-month old Kiley Jacqueline Smith; two brothers, Dennis Sprewell and William Mark Grizzard; two sisters, Angel Mitchell and Stephanie Grizzard; and her maternal grandmother, June Griffin.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family receive friends following the service.
An online guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Presley Legrand Hardee
Presley Legrand Hardee, 43, of Loris went to Heaven on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
Born on Jan. 23, 1970, in Loris, he was the son of Garland and Saundra Hardee.
Mr. Hardee loved his occupation as a pipefitter superintendent. He enjoyed riding horses, gardening, camping and fishing at the river. He loved life, his family and all children. He was a member of Conway Masonic Lodge #65.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, JoJo Hardee; two daughters, Andrea Flowers and her husband Jeremy and Alexis Hardee; one son, Presley Hardee Jr.; one step-daughter, Bailey Ford; two grandchildren, Anna Lynn Flowers and Dawson Flowers; one brother, Shane Hardee and his wife Crystal; his grandmother, Granny Jean Gerald; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Brooks and Joan Lewis; and Ayda and Haze Hardee.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, from Crossway Church with the Rev. Lloyd Williamson, the Rev. Rodney Strickland and the Rev. Tommy Shelley officiating. Burial followed in Cherry Hill Cemetery.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Jack Everette Hardwick
 Jack Everette Hardwick, 87, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, following an illness.
Born on Nov. 3, 1926, in Loris, he was the son of Clifford H. Hardwick and Oddie Harrelson Hardwick.
Mr. Hardwick served in the U.S. Navy during the last years of World War II. He graduated from the University of South Carolina, and during his time in Columbia, he was saved during a Billy Graham Crusade. Thereafter he sought to serve the Lord and follow His will for his life in every way. He studied at Columbia Bible College and the Dallas Theological Seminary. He was led to Colorado Springs, Col., where he lived for over 50 years. There he was a counselor at the Christian Home for Children, a founding board member of the Colorado Springs Christian School and manager of the Springs Rescue Mission. He was a devoted member of the Southside Bible Chapel. The family would like to express deep appreciation to his many friends there and others in Colorado Springs and across the country who continued to sustain and uplift him after his return to South Carolina in 2013. Here he enjoyed family and old and new friends, especially at Summit Place in Little River during a very active and fulfilling year.
Survivors include one sister, Rebecca Hardwick McQueen of Loris; and two nieces, Cheryl McQueen and Julie McQueen, both of Loris.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother-in-law, Charles P. McQueen.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, in the Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Dr. Jim Mezick officiating. Visitation was prior to the service starting at 12:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Southside Bible Chapel, 1725 Wahsatch Ave., Colorado Springs, CO, 80905.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Albert Theodore Hinkle Jr.
Albert Theodore Hinkle Jr., 55, of Longs died on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Nov. 25, 1958, in Canton, Ohio, he was a son of the late Theodore Albert Sr. and Betty Lee Costello Hinkle.
Mr. Hinkle worked in maintenance at local condominium complexes.
He loved NASCAR and was the “World’s Biggest Dale Earnhardt Fan”.  He also loved football. His favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys. The highlight of his life was winning seventh grade Intramurals.
He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Teri Music Hinkle; one daughter, Stephanie Michelle Roberts and her husband Stephen of Longs; one son, Todd Albert Parks of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one step-daughter, Brandy Lynn Dent of St. Louis, Mo.; one step-son, Johnathon Russell Dent of Conway; four sisters, Jan Brown and her husband Tom of Canton, Millie Dexter of Winston-Salem, Tina Hinkle and her wife Winna of Canton and Paula Hinkle and her wife Tina of Canton; one brother, Jeff Hinkle of Canton; three grandchildren, Dylan-Jagger Roberts, Nicholas Shane Roberts and Bella Brookelynn Roberts, all of Longs; and his baby, his puppy, Precious Rose Hinkle.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Linda Teaque; and two brothers, Rex Hinkle and Terry Hinkle.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Lee Funeral Home.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Hinkle family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

John Craven ‘Uncle Johnny’ Nelson
John Craven “Uncle Johnny” Nelson, 70, of Surfside Beach died on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 29, 1943, in Little River, he was a son of the late C.W. and Annie Laura Nelson.
Mr. Nelson was the former owner of Nelson Seafood Market in Murrells Inlet. He was a loving husband, father, uncle and friend,
Survivors include his wife, Linda Nelson of Surfside Beach; one daughter, Julie Jefferies of Mobile, Ala.; six nieces; and two nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
An online guest book is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, is serving the family.

Glen Edward Martin
Glen Edward Martin, 75, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at his residence.
Born on July 5, 1938, in Sissonville, West Va., he was the son of the late John and Ruby Crowder Martin.
Mr. Martin retired from the state of West Virginia in 2003 after completing over 30 years of service; the last 15 of those years were spent as director of the Kanawha County Housing Authority.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Martin; one son, Jay Martin with the U.S. Army; one daughter, Kim Martin of Aurora, Col.; one brother, John Martin of New Orleans, La.; four sisters, Edna Gallian and Kay Summers, both of Clendenin, West Va., Wanda Brawley of Austin, Texas, and Suzanne Kelly of New Jersey; and three grandchildren.
No service is planned.
Memorials may be made to your local hospice.
Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet served the family.

William ‘Bill’ John Pitino
William “Bill” John Pitino, 66, of Briarcliffe section of Myrtle Beach passed away at home very suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
Mr. Pitino was born on April 20, 1947.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Aldridge Harton Pitino; one brother, George Pitino of Orlando, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Mary Blohn Williams of Durham, N.C.; two daughters, Mary Pitino Dvorak (Jeff) and Bonnie Pitino Potenza (Mike) of San Jose, Calif.; three step-daughters, Rebekah Harton Crowe and Meredith Harton Swails, both of Dallas, Ga., and Sudie deGala (Eddie); two step-sons, Artie Harton (Kimberly Shay) of Marrietta, Ga., and Jim Harton of Dallas; three grandchildren, Griffin, Natalie and Luca of San Jose; five step-grandchildren, Tyler, Makayla, Jimmy, Christopher and Landon, all of Dallas; and one great-granddaughter, Kylie of Dallas.
They celebrated a very special man’s life from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, at Lee Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bill’s favorite charity, St. Judes, or the charity of your choice.
An online guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Margaret Mary MacQuarrie Trent
Margaret Mary MacQuarrie Trent, 81, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Summit Place in Little River.
Born on April 1, 1932, in Wakefield, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Donald and Ingeborg Thoner MacQuarrie.
Ms. Trent worked for the New Hampshire National Guard and retired from the U.S. Foreign Service, where she was stationed in Canberra, Australia and Colombo, Sri Lanka. She attended Loris First United Methodist Church in Loris.
Margaret loved to travel.  During her time in the U.S. Foreign Service, she traveled to places that she would never have dreamed of visiting, places such as Singapore, the Taj Mahal, Rome and Morocco.  She loved music, especially the old time hymns.
She is survived by one daughter, Jan Powell of Myrtle Beach; one brother, Peder C. MacQuarrie and his wife Maureen of Dracut, Mass.; and her cat, “Miss Mittens”.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the chapel of Lee Funeral Home. The Rev. Grady Corder will officiate.
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 Trent family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ann Barbara Tylinski
Ann Barbara Tylinski, 75, of Little River died on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Agape Rehab in Conway.
Born on June 24, 1938, in Derby, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Josephine D’Onofrio LaMonica.
She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Mrs. Tylinski is survived by two daughters, Terri DiLisio of Longs and Charlene J. Tylinski of Glendale, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Monica DiLisio; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
An online guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
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.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Cecelia Ann ‘CeCe’ Williams
Cecelia Ann “CeCe” Williams, 26, of Little River died on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach as the result of an auto accident.
Born on Dec. 19, 1987, in Shreveport, La., she was the daughter of Buddy and Lori Williams Locklear.
Cecelia was a kind, loving and caring person. She would do anything for anyone and she never met a stranger. She was a beautiful, vibrant, outspoken, photogenic and outgoing person. Our angel has gone home.
Other than her parents of Little River, she is survived by two sisters, Victoria Locklear and Hope Locklear; and her maternal grandmother, Juanita “Memaw” Hadwin.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at Lee Funeral Home.
An online guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 16, 2014 EDITION

Clarence William ‘Bill’ Clinard
Clarence William “Bill” Clinard, 84, of Little River died on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at his home.
Born on Nov. 5, 1929, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Clarence William and Ethel White Clinard Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Beverly Harrison Clinard; one daughter, Deborah Clinard Parker of Greensboro, N.C.; two grandchildren, Meredith Parker Springs (Kelly) and Robert David Parker (Bonnie); and three great-grandchildren, Wilder Jack Springs, Cohen Parker Springs and Orion Eli Parker.
A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hall of Fame Foundation, P.O. Box 4070, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597 or Beacon Hospice, 3959 Hwy. 17, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576.
An online guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Kenneth L. Clinton
Kenneth L. Clinton, 74, of North Myrtle Beach  died on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Duke Medical University in Durham, N.C.
Born on July 19, 1939, in Canton, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles L. and Frances Leonard Clinton.
Mr. Clinton was predeceased by his son, Kenny; and two sisters, Bernice and Mary Ann.
He is survived by his wife, (Tau) Nudcharee Songtum Clinton; two sons, Scott Clinton and Steve Clinton; three daughters, Deanna Clinton-Tardiff, Beverly Clinton and Jeanine Clinton; one brother, Jack Clinton; one sister, Jean Reynolds; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
An online guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Douglas F. Dickens
Douglas F. Dickens, 85, of Fairmont, N.C., and North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at SECU Hospice House in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Sept. 2, 1928, in Brunswick County, N.C., he was the son of the late F.L. “Seaward” and Mary Clyde Dickens.
Mr. Dickens grew up in Fairmont. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairmont.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Joyce Ivey Dickens; one sister, Mildred Dickens Wilson; and one brother, F.L. “Lofton” Dickens.
He is survived by one sister, Doris Odom of Wilmington, N.C.; one son, Phil Dickens of Lexington; his wife’s three children, Jeff L. Davis of Zebulon, N.C., Larry F. Davis of Lexington, N.C., and Violet Kay Davis Faulk of Fairmont; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Fairmont Cemetery on Bypass 130 with the Rev. Joe Bounds officiating.
Visitation followed the service at the graveside.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick County, 955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia, N.C. 28422.
Floyd Mortuary & Crematory of Lumberton, N.C., served the family.

Harry ‘Hank’ Arthur Dreany
Harry “Hank” Arthur Dreany, 73, of Little River, formerly of Waldorf, Md., died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
Born on Feb. 14, 1940, in Brooklyn, N.Y., He was the son of the late Harry Hayes and Stella Beale Dreany.
Mr. Dreany was predeceased by one sister, Alma Dreany.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Joyce Dreany; five children, Laura, Teresa, Rose, Carter and Butch; one brother, Clarence Dreany; one sister, Sally Martin; and one sister-in-law, Ann Richards; 15 grandchildren; five great-grand-children; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Lee Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Incare Hospice, 4685 Hwy. 17 S. Bypass, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
An online guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Mary Chance Fickling
Mary Chance Fickling, 91, of Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach.
Mrs. Fickling was born in Orangeburg on Dec. 25, 1922. She was a longtime resident of Columbia until she relocated to North Myrtle Beach in 2008 to be closer to her son. She worked at JB White in Columbia for many years. She will be remembered as a sweet and kind woman who always persevered through difficult circumstances.
Survivors include one son, Walter Thomas Fickling and his wife Claire of North Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren, Troy, Candy, Kim and Shane, all of Columbia; and five great-grandchildren, Brooks, Trey, London, Casey and Morgan.
She was predeceased by her husband, Cecil; and one son, Waylon “Red”.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbia.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Epworth Children’s Home, Box 50466, Columbia, S.C. 29250.
An online guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Jean Louise Pratt
Jean Louise Pratt, 80, of Calabash, N.C., died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at her residence after a long and brave battle with cancer.
Born on Aug. 9, 1933, in Rockland, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Dennis C. and Margaret L. Hayes.
She was the receptionist at H&R Block for over 20 years and manager of Paws Inn Kennel & Pet Center in North Myrtle Beach for 28 years.
Surviving are her husband, Edward B. Pratt; one daughter, Karen A. McDaniel and her husband Earle of Longs; two sons, Edward L. Pratt of Calabash and John D. Pratt and his wife Nancy of Raleigh, N.C.; one sister, Patricia Phillips and her husband William of Rockland; and three grandchildren, Caroline McDaniel, Benjamin Pratt and Kevin Pratt.
Funeral services will be private.
She was an avid pet lover and the family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., is serving the family.

Margaret Chestnut Rhodes
Margaret Chestnut Rhodes, 67, of Loris passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on Feb. 19, 1946, in Loris, she was the daughter of Homer Colell Chestnut and Lenola Register Chestnut.
Mrs. Rhodes retired from Wolverine Brass after 37 years of faithful service. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Rhodes of the home; two daughters, Sharon Graham and her husband Ashley of Loris and Sandra Lupo and her husband Terry of Conway; three grandchildren, Ashley Graham Jr. and Aaron Graham, both of Loris, and Heather Lupo of Conway; and one sister, Mildred Stevens of Conway.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Homer Coleman Chestnut and Homer Tyson Chestnut Sr.; and one sister, Hazel Chestnut Miller.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mack Hutson and the Rev. Darren Hardwick officiating. Committal services followed at Buck Creek Cemetery in Longs. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or at www.cancer.org or by phone at 1-800-227-2345.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Elaine Shelley Whitener
Elaine Shelley Whitener, 72, of North Myrtle Beach went to live with her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, surrounded by her husband of 52 years, Ralph, and two of her very good friends and her little Min-Pin, Lube’.
She battled cancer for four years with the same grace, dignity and good humor she had shown her entire life.  She was an inspiration to all and especially cherished by many.
Born on Nov. 18, 1941, in the Mt. Olive section of Horry County, she was the daughter of Earl and Lucille Shelley.
She was predeceased by her parents; and one sister, Iris.
Mrs. Whitener graduated from Floyds High School and Selenia College. She accompanied and supported her husband during 25 years of Air Force service and then made her home in North Myrtle Beach where she owned and operated Caretaker Management.
Services will be private per her request. She also encouraged any memorials be made to her very favorite cause, The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
An online guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 9, 2014 EDITION

Herbert Henry ‘Sharkey’ Bellamy
Herbert Henry “Sharkey” Bellamy, 63, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.
Mr. Bellamy was born on Nov. 11, 1950.
A home-going celebration for the beloved was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, from North Myrtle Beach High School. Interment followed with military honors in the Trueway Church Cemetery in the Wampee Community. Visitation was held on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at his residence in the “Boss Hoss” room of his home.
He was a member of Trueway Holiness Church. He retired from Horry Telephone Cooperative after 35 years. He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army and was faithfully discharged. He was vice president of the Carolina Knight Riders Motorcycle Club.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Rlanda Bellamy; four sons, Herbert Lynn (Marshann) and Jerwine Tilynn (Sherida), both of Longs, Kenric Lendel (Melody) of Longwood, N.C., and Reo (Aliya) of Trenton, NJ; one daughter, Lou Wanda (Leroy) Jenerette; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six sisters; one brother; and his mother-in-law, Mable Bellamy of Little River.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Carolina Knight Riders MC, 2001 Star Bluff Road, Longs, S.C. 29568.
McKiever Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Alberta Lees Burkhalter
Alberta Lees Burkhalter, 92, of Southport, N.C., formerly from Little River, died on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
Born on June 16, 1921, in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late David Ernest Lees and Lucy Ann Wood Lees.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, John Burkhalter.
Mrs. Burkhalter was a homemaker. She and John were members of St. James Episcopal Church in Pennington, N.J.
Upon moving to Little River in 1983, she and John joined St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and were members of the choir. They also sang with The Grand Strand Singers. John died in 1998, and Alberta eventually retired from the choir in 1999 due to poor health.
She is survived by two sons, John H. Burkhalter III of Kingston, N.J., and Peter D. Burkhalter of Trenton; one daughter, Marion B. Epp of Yardville, N.J.; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach. The Rev. Dr. Wilmot T. Merchant II will be the celebrant.
Special thanks and appreciation are extended to the staff of Dosher Nursing Center in Southport, the volunteers from St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Southport and to the Rev. Barry P. Kubler, retired Rector, for their love and compassion for Alberta.
Memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 801 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Cleo Wood Chestnut
Cleo Wood Chestnut, 91, of Longs died on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd Macklin Chestnut.
Born on March 7, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Richard Walter Wood Sr. and Maybell Causey Wood.
She was a member of United Baptist Church. She enjoyed her flowers.
The family would like to thank the staff of Heartland Hospice for their loving care of Mrs. Chestnut.
She was predeceased by three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include two daughters, Connie Williams (Wayne) and Loy-Sue C. Wilson, both of Longs; three grandchildren, Natalie Bellamy, Nickie Griffin and Jared Williams; three great-grandchildren, Emma Bellamy, Zane Griffin and Hunter Williams; three brothers, R.W. Wood Jr., Marcus Wood and Hubert Wood, all of Little River; four sisters, Maybeline Edge of Conway, Armenta Prince of Loris, Agnes Little of Longs and Mabel Gooding of Charleston.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Lonnie Johnson and the Rev. Dennis Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Chestnut Cemetery.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Chestnut Cemetery, 2384 Chestnut Road, Longs, S.C. 29568.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Hoyt E. ‘Topsy’ Chestnut
Hoyt E. “Topsy” Chestnut, 74, of Longs died on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on April 4, 1939, in Conway, he was the son of the late Stokes W. and Louise Carter Chestnut.
Mr. Chestnut is survived by his wife of 37 years, Pamela Bell Chestnut; two daughters, Jodi Chestnut and Haley C. Phillips (Kevin); one brother, Bill Chestnut (Allyson); four sisters, Jean Cribb, Margo Herring, Margie Livingston and Susan Taylor (Steve); and two grandchildren, Lance Chestnut Phillips and Lakelyn Phillips.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial followed at the Chestnut Family Cemetery.
An online guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Irene Mae Hubbard Horton
Irene Mae Hubbard Horton, 97, of Loris passed away on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on Jan. 5, 1916, in Painted Post, N.Y., she was the daughter of Arthur Hubbard and Eva Patterson Hubbard.
Mrs. Horton was a homemaker and a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Leon A. Horton Jr. and his wife Sylvia of North Fort Myers, Fla., and Galen Horton of Port Orange, Fla.; one daughter, Geraldine Frey and her husband Russell of Longs; and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents; and her husband, Leon Andrew Horton Sr.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, at Trinity Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Ghent officiating. Visitation was held immediately after the services. Funeral services in New York will be announced by Phillips Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 5330 Broad St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Lisa Hall Kesler
Lisa Hall Kesler, 52, of Little River died on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at MUSC in Charleston.
Born in Charlotte, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Fred James Hall and Lois Conner Hall.
Mrs. Kesler is survived by her husband, Kenny Kesler Jr. of Little River.
A memorial service was held at 12 noon on Saturday, Jan. 4, at Lakeside Baptist Church. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. A reception followed the service in the church fellowship hall.
An online guest book is available at leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Donald R. ‘Bob’  Letourneau
Donald R. “Bob”  Letourneau, 88, of Longs passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.
Born on Nov. 28, 1925, in Burlington, Vt., he was the son of the late Pierre and Alma (Godbout) Letourneau.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Constance (Crowley) Letourneau; three brothers; four sisters; and one son-in-law.
After attending schools in Burlington, Mr. Letourneau joined the Army Air Corps in July 1943. He completed 30 bombing missions over Europe with the 392nd Bomb Group-Eighth Air Force. He also served in Korea in 1951-52. He retired from the Vermont Air Guard in 1969 after completing twenty-six and one-half years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Blaney Letourneau; four sons and their spouses, six daughters and their spouses, all of Vermont, except one son and his spouse of Georgia; three step-children; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one brother and sister-in-law in California.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers donations 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 leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Richard ‘Dick’ E. Petit
Richard “Dick” E. Petit, 82, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on March 7, 1931, in Sumter, he was the son of the late James Thomas and Kate Parker Petit.
Mr. Petit attended Clemson University and served in the U.S. Army in Korea and Japan in the early 1950s. In 1956 he and his wife Elizabeth settled in North Myrtle Beach where he entered the insurance and real estate business, a career that would serve him well through to retirement. But in the early 1960s, another passion took hold, shells. In 1965, he purchased a shell and book dealership, with which he would ultimately become the foremost used shell book dealer in the field.  He became an accomplished avocational paleontologist and malacologist. He was author or co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications on recent and fossil mollusks, beginning in 1964 and continuing to the present.  He was a recognized world expert on the gastropod family Cancellariidae. In 2009, he authored the Collation and Systematic Review of Perry’s Arcana and also was awarded The Katherine Palmer Award.
In his retirement, Mr. Petit was hardly retired, continuing to do research and publish in malacology and paleontology from his home office in North Myrtle Beach.  He and Liz continued to offer their special brand of southern hospitality to visitors seeking to use his vast personal library or just sit and “talk shells” for a while. He was a member of the North Myrtle Beach Lions Club and served as District Governor 1963-64. He was an Elected Fellow of the Linnean Society of London in 2005 and was a MENSA Life Member.  He held the honorary title of “Director Emeritus” at the Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach for his services as past president, secretary-treasurer and board of directors member.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth P. Petit; one daughter, Elizabeth M. Petit of Austin, Texas; one sister, Jennie M. Petit Russell of North Myrtle Beach; and one brother, James Thomas Petit of North Myrtle Beach.
At Mr. Petit’s request no public service will be held.
In lieu of flowers memorials made be made to the Salvation Army-Horry County, 210 Laurel St., Conway, S.C. 29526 or the charity of your choice.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Loyd Lee Schonter
Loyd Lee Schonter, 56, of Little River died on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on July 18, 1957, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of Irene Day Schonter and the late Julian F. Schonter.
Other than his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Kristen O’Brien Schonter; one son, Nick; two daughters, Heather (Nic) and Megan; two brothers, Chuck (Tracy) and Larry (Val); two sisters, Julie (Dave) and Celeste; two grandchildren, Hannah and Nicholas; and two four-legged children, Spencer and Lacy.
A memorial gathering was held at Vereen Gardens Park in Little River at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
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 Ronald McDonald House, 2955 Colonial Drive, Columbia, S.C.  29203.
An online guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.  
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Myrna L. Stalvey
Myrna L. Stalvey, 64, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on March 15, 1949, in Loris, she was the daughter of Gladys Todd Carter and the late William Jasper Carter.
In addition to her father she was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Ronald Wray.
Mrs. Stalvey was a lifetime member of Wayside Baptist Church. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.
Survivors include her mother, Gladys Canady of Loris; three sons, Henry O. Stalvey III, Jasper Stalvey and his wife Jamie and Glendon King and his wife Joyce Ann, all of Loris; one daughter, Ginger Lewis and her husband Paul of Aynor; nine grandchildren, Casey Allen, Chris English, Ashley Stalvey, Brandon Stalvey, Jacob Stalvey, Brandi Stalvey, Autumn King, Alex Lewis and LaRanda Lewis; five great-grandchildren, Daron Allen, Izaak Allen, Nadia Allen, Bella English and Chris English Jr.; four sisters, Lois Wray of North Myrtle Beach, Linda Todd and her husband Jackie of Myrtle Beach, Lorraine Skipper and her husband Lynn of Nichols and Amanda Goodwin and her husband Ricky of Nakina, N.C.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, at Wayside Baptist Church with visitation at the church one hour prior to services. Pastor Colter Fox, the Rev. Lindsey Inman and the Rev. Jimmy Floyd officiated.
Memorials may be made to New Life Community Baptist Chapel, 407 Red Bluff Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Charles William Taylor
Charles William Taylor, 83, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
Mr. Taylor was born in Oxford, N.C. He was the son of Thomas J. and Pauline Smith Taylor.
He was a former teacher and employee of Dew Company. Mr. Taylor was a longtime resident of Crescent Beach, where for more than 30 years, was the sole caretaker of his mother, Pauline. He was known by his family and friends for a sharp wit, a love of gardening and a lifelong commitment to animals and animal charities. In recent years, Mr. Taylor passed most days in his garden or in the quiet sanctuary of a shady swing nearby. He was rarely seen not in the company of at least one of his furry companions.
He is survived by his sister, Frances Taylor Rash; six nieces and nephews, Barbara Taylor Wood, Sandra Britt Schaefer, Kathryn Britt Gentry, E.J. Britt III, Julia Bragg Tucker and Barbara Bragg Rutkowski; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
A private service will be held by his family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Morris Animal Foundation http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org.
An online 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 2, 2014 EDITION

Chester ‘Peanut’ L. Burton Jr.
Chester “Peanut” L. Burton Jr., 65, of Carolina Shores, N.C., formerly of Rutland, Vt., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Burton was born on Aug. 31, 1948.
He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, fishing and hunting. He was a loving son, husband, father, brother and friend who will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Coonan Burton; four children, Brian and Annette Burton, Joy Burton Butler, Thomas and Kerry Coonan and Kim Ferrer; one sister, Jacquie and Bob Czarhar; one brother, Craig and Renee Muscatello; two sisters-in-law, Anne and Marty McGovern and Kathy Coonan; seven grandchildren, Brooke, Mitchell, Veronica, Karly, Finnley, Stephen and Rory.
Services were held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calabash VFW on Monday, Dec. 30.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7288, 900 Carter Drive, Calabash N.C. 28467.

John Woodrow Butler
John Woodrow Butler, 68, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on Nov. 7, 1945, in Conway, he was the son of Victor Bray Butler and Josie Stanley Marlowe Butler.
 Mr. Butler worked at Lynn’s Auto Parts for 37 years and was a member of Camp Swamp United Methodist Church in Loris.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Williamson Butler of the home; and one sister, Ann Butler Bond of Mt. Pleasant.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Vernon Harris Butler; and two sisters, Lunette Marlowe Sanderson and Lillian Marlowe Andrews.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, at Camp Swamp United Methodist Church. The family received friends in the church following the service.
Memorials may be made to Camp Swamp United Methodist Church, 853 Camp Swamp Church Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Betty Jane Black Byrd
Betty Jane Black Byrd, 89, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Charlotte, N.C., where she was a resident at Aldersgate Retirement Community.
Born on Sept. 26, 1924, in Wake Forest, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Charles Spurgeon Black and Inez Keith Black of Winston-Salem, N.C.
She graduated from Wake Forest University with a BS in math in 1945 and upon graduation married the late Charles Walter Byrd of Lillington, N.C. They moved to Charlotte in 1947 where they raised their family. Betty worked for 35 years at H&R Block in Charlotte where she made many life-long friends. Betty was an adventurer who enjoyed traveling the world and meeting new people. She enjoyed the arts and supported the local arts community often, including a stint as president of the Children’s Theatre from 1963-65. She also had a keen love for crafts (sewing, needlepoint, basket weaving and knitting), all things purple and most of all, the beach. She would spend time whenever possible at her beach house in Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by her brother, Robert Black; three children, Jean Allison and her husband Al, Tom Byrd and his wife Maria and Andy Byrd and his wife Reet; six grandchildren, Adam Allison and his wife Natalie, Lauren Allison Deese and her husband Jeremy, Amanda Byrd Chambers and her husband Matt, Ashley Byrd, Dana Byrd and Aleks Byrd; two great-grandchildren, Haley Allison and Porter Allison; and longtime friends, Carl and Kay Hudson of Myrtle Beach.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29, at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River with Dr. J. Kirk Lawton Jr. officiating.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. at Aldersgate Retirement Community in Charlotte.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Society for the Blind, 1238 S. St., Sacramento, CA 95811.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Ralph Floyd
Ralph Floyd, 75, of Loris went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Regency Hospital in Florence.
Born on Dec. 31, 1937, in Loris, he was the son of Sam Fulton Floyd and Edna Mae Grainger Floyd.
Mr. Floyd was a retired farmer and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing but will be remembered for the love he had for his family and the Lord.
Survivors include two brothers, Mike Floyd and his wife Cathy and Harless Floyd and his wife Patricia, all of Loris; five sisters, Geraldine Suggs of Loris, Dorothy Kitchell and her husband Bill of Tallahatchie, Calif., Shelby Bonds of Lexington, Wanda Norman of Wilmington, N.C., and Fredia T. Jones of Lugoff; and a special cousin, Wayne Floyd and his wife Margie and their son Rodney Floyd, all of Loris.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, Leo Floyd, Norman Floyd, Wilbur Floyd and Joe Floyd.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor David Watts officiating. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Ronney ‘Hip’ Hippensteel
Ronney “Hip” Hippensteel, 75, of Little River died on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at his home.
Born on Feb. 1, 1938, in Shippensburg, Pa., he was the son of the late George M. and Florence T. Hippensteel.
He is survived by one son, Christopher M. Hippensteel (Kay) of Little River; one daughter, Jennifer Stump of Wahiawa, Hawaii; two sisters, Peggy Parr of Shippensburg and Judy “Betsy” Wyrick (Jack); one brother, Clyde “Big” Hippensteel of Orrtanna, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
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.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Norman Eugene Holt
Norman Eugene Holt, 85, of Conway passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at his home following an illness.
Born on July 19, 1928, in Conway, he was the son of Willie Greer Holt and Carrie Edge Holt.
Mr. Holt served his country with courage and honor in the U.S. Army during World War II. Throughout his life he worked as a farmer and carpenter but will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and faithful founding member of Kingston Baptist Church.
Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Jasmine Todd Holt of the home; two sons, Jerry Edward Holt and his wife Carolyn and Glenn Holt and his wife Jan, all of Longs; one daughter, Rita Holt Conner and her husband Raymond of Conway; one brother, Talmadge “T.L.” Holt of Conway; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Holt was predeceased by two brothers, Oscar Holt and Wilson Joseph “W.J.” Holt; and one sister, Esta Mae “Macie” McDowell.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, at Kingston Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Black officiating. Committal services followed at Grainger Cemetery. Visitation was held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at Kingston Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be made to Kingston Baptist Church, 3260 Hwy. 19, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Clyde Willbert Lewis
Clyde Willbert Lewis, 73, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on July 19, 1940, in Loris, he was the son of Robert Woodrow Lewis and Louise Livingston Lewis.
Mr. Lewis was a retired furniture maker. He was a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Hewitt Lewis of the home; one son, Willbert Lewis and his wife Renee of Loris; two grandsons, Clayton Lewis and Wyatt Lewis; and five brothers, James Lewis of Nichols, Eugene Lewis and Charlie Lewis, both of Lake View, and Danny Lewis and Larry Lewis, both of Mullins.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Lewis was predeceased by two brothers, Billy Lewis and Mack Lewis; and two sisters, Hazel Gore and Ruby Gail Martin.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Carl Harris officiating. Committal services followed at Antioch Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Ann Little
Elizabeth “Libby” Ann Little, 55, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at the Loris Extended Care Facility.
Born on Dec. 22, 1958, in Conway, she was the daughter of Norman Hubert Little and Norma Jean Jenrette Little.
Miss Little was a member of Buck Creek Baptist Church in Longs.
Survivors include her parents of Little River; one brother, Terry Wayne Little of Myrtle Beach; one sister, Debby Pace and her husband Joe of North Myrtle Beach; and several loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, at Buck Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Allen officiating. Committal services followed at Buck Creek Cemetery. Visitation was held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at Buck Creek Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 11483 Hwy. 905 N., Longs, S.C. 29568.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Harry J. Love
Harry J. Love, 92, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
Born on Nov. 18, 1921, in Binghamton, N.Y., he was the son of the late Henry and Irene Irving Love.
He was predeceased by his son, James Love.
Mr. Love proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II.   Upon graduating from Duke University, he attended Albany Law School of Union University in Albany, N.Y., where he received his JD and LLB degrees. He was known and respected as an accomplished artist and benefactor, with many of his masterpieces displayed throughout the Grand Strand.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Greer Love; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, at the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to any nonprofit arts organization in the area.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Joanne Szmigiel Madey
Joanne Szmigiel Madey, 67, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at home after a long illness.
Born on Feb. 8, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the only child of the late Joseph and Ann Szmigiel.
Mrs. Madey graduated from Holy Family High and then after receiving a degree in education from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia she went on to touch the minds of two generations of children at Sharon Hill Elementary School in Philadelphia.
After her retirement in 1997 and moving to Little River she continued her educational pursuits having served as an interventionist at several Horry County elementary schools until her final retirement in 2011. Prior to physical limitations, she enjoyed paddle ball and golf. Her passion for baking was sought by many a friend.
She was a longtime member of American Legion Auxiliary 186 in Little River where she served on the executive board.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Jack; one step-daughter, Heather (Sean) Murray; three granddaughters, Ashlynne, Seannah and Bethanny, all of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and many cousins.
A funeral mass will be said on her birthday at 10 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2014, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Incare Home Health & Hospice, 4685 Hwy. 17 Bypass S., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Iris Hardee Sarvis
Iris Hardee Sarvis, 88, of Loris passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
Born on Nov. 21, 1925, in the Oak Dale Community of Loris, she was the daughter of the late W. Mayo Hardee and the late Attie Cox Hardee.
She was predeceased by three brothers, John Watis Hardee, Avery Hardee and Shelton Hardee; and one sister, Mary Fipps.
Mrs. Sarvis was a longtime member of Loris First Baptist Church where she served faithfully for many years as a Sunday School teacher and proudly achieved 43 years of perfect attendance. She loved her family and her church and was devoted to caring for others in the community.
Survivors include one daughter, Sheila Sarvis Young and her husband Ronnie of Ash, N.C.; one son, Samuel Lloyd Sarvis II of Loris; two brothers, William Joyce Hardee and his wife Rosa of Loris and Defford D. Hardee of Creedmoor, N.C.; five sisters, Elga Russ of Sanford, N.C., Doris Piver of Tabor City, N.C., Leatis Smith and Carolyn Edwards, both of Rock Hill, and Vela Wood of Smithfield, N.C.; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, at Loris First Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Mezick, the Rev. Carl Harris and the Rev. Stephen Nobles officiating. Burial followed in the Hardee Family Cemetery in the Oak Dale Community.
Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Catherine F. Schneider
Catherine F. Schneider, 91, of Little River died on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on April 25, 1922, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Augusta Kiefer Fieseler.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Schneider; one brother, Edward Fieseler; and one sister, Edna Bruhn.
Mrs. Schneider is survived by two children, Harold Schneider of Waynesboro, Va., and Linda Otter (Steve) of Little River; and two granddaughters, Jennifer Otter and Stefanie Otter.
The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29, at Lee Funeral Home.  Entombment was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Kittrell Center, Suite 110, Columbia, S.C. 29204.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 26, 2013 EDITION

Florence A. Bondi
Florence A. Bondi, 92, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Agape Rehab of Conway.
Born on April 29, 1921, in Calabria, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Valenito Arabia and Stefana Gallo.
Mrs. Bondi is survived by one son, Richard K. Falke and his wife Grace M. Falke of North Myrtle Beach; two granddaughters, Deborah and Karen; three great-grandchildren, Richard, Edward and Joseph; and one brother, Rudy Arabia of New York.
A funeral mass was held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Michael D. Brownlee Sr.
Michael D. Brownlee Sr., 69, of Little River died on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on March 21, 1944, in Lee County, N.C., he was the son of the late Wilburn D. and Mary B. Thomas Brownlee.
He is survived by one son, Michael D. Brownlee Jr. (Terri) of Raleigh, N.C.; one daughter, Holly Brownlee Shirley (Andrew) of Fayetteville, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Peyton Taylor Brownlee, Michael D. Brownlee III and Elizabeth Paige Shirley.
The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Lee Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, at Barbeque Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Sanford, N.C.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Barbeque Presbyterian Church, 124 Barbeque Road, Sanford, N.C. 27332.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Retha Mae Jacobs Hardee
Retha Mae Jacobs Hardee, 93, of Longs passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at her home following an illness.
Born on Sept. 19, 1920, in Loris, she was the daughter of Isaac Plowden Jacobs and Susie Wilma Little Jacobs.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, C. Oree Hardee; two brothers, Raleigh Jacobs and Ernest Jacobs; and one daughter-in-law, Vivian T. Hardee.
She was predeceased by her husband, C. Oree Hardee.
Mrs. Hardee was the lunch room supervisor for many years at Sweet Home Elementary School and was a longtime member of Mt. Leon Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty H. Brooks and her husband Gerald and Patsy H. Smith and her husband Billy; one son, Willie C. “Bill” Hardee and his friend Janet Graham; six grandchildren, Barry Brooks and his wife Dawn, Kelly B. Strickland and her husband Jay, Christie Smith, Sandee S. Brown and her husband Richard, Curtis Hardee and Sonya Hardee; 12 great-grandchildren, Reese Brooks, William Brooks, Jason Guion Brooks, Jordan Guion Brooks, Ashton Alford and her husband Justin, Jayson Strickland, Eric Rion, Brandon Rion, Savanna Brown, Olivia Brown, Uriah Denton and Dean Denton; one great-great-grandchild, Levi Hardee Denton; two sisters, Delma J. Goforth and Lois Bellamy and her husband Donald; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much and were so good to her.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt Thank you to the staff of Beacon Hospice and Caregivers of SC and especially to April Hester and Judy Suggs for the love and compassion shown to them during their time of need.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Mt. Leon Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Stevens officiating. Committal services followed at Buck Creek Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at Mt. Leon Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Leon Baptist Church, 9801 Hwy. 905, Longs, S.C. 29568.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Dennis William Hutton
Dennis William Hutton, 71, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at home.
Born on April 16, 1942, in Amherst, Ohio, he was the son of the late Milton and Violet Jones Hutton.
Mr. Hutton was a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran and Past Commander of VFW Post 10804.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Barbara Bacon Hutton; two sons, Michael Dennis Hutton (Lori) and Jonathan Paul Hutton; three sisters, Barbara Johnson (Charles), Marsha Dunlap (Scott) and Brenda Grove (Dan); and two grandchildren, Cara Hutton and Camille Hutton.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.  
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Veterans Welcome Home & Resource Center, 4254 Stella Ct., Little River, S.C. 29566.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Catherine Simpson Johnson
Catherine Simpson Johnson, 81, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Agape Senior Rehabilitation of Conway following an illness.
Born on May 13, 1932, in Roseboro, N.C., she was the daughter of Claude Simpson and Nellie Register Simpson.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Oscar Wells Johnson; and one sister, Shirley Smith.
Mrs. Johnson attended Grace Baptist Church of Horry County. She was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.
Survivors include two daughters, Jenell Dawsey and her husband Larry and Juleen Chaney and her husband Steven, all of Loris; two sons, Tommy Todd and his wife Faye of Green Sea and Wayne Johnson of Loris; three brothers, Claxton Simpson and his wife Minnie Ruth, Harry Simpson and his wife Brenda and Larry Simpson, all of Roseboro, N.C.; two sisters, Minnie Lou Dunaway of Thomasville, N.C., and Ellen Bradshaw and her husband Edward of Wallace, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, at Grace Baptist Church of Horry County with Pastor Marcus Fowler officiating. Committal services followed at Cane Branch Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Fostering Hope, 1001 2nd Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Clarence Gene ‘Pug’ Lowery
Clarence Gene “Pug” Lowery, 80, of Little River died on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on March 10, 1933, in Kanawha County, West Va., he was the son of the late John Ebon Lowery and the late Ousleen Lowery Samples.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Charles Lowery, Robert Lowery, Johnny Lowery and Jerry Lowery.
Mr. Lowery graduated from Duval High School in Lincoln County, West Va., and attended Morris Harvey College in Charleston, West Va., where he excelled in various sports.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dottie Raptis Lowery; his very special daughter, Karen Beth Lowery; two sons, Jeffrey Raptis Lowery and his wife Linda Lowery of Charleston and John Ebon Lowery II of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers Melvin Lowery of Las Vegas, Nev., and James Lowery of Alum Creek, West Va.; one sister, Mary Maroney of Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, at Eagle Nest Golf Course in Little River.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Beacon Hospice, 3959 Hwy. 17 By-pass, Ste. D, Murrells Inlet, S.C., 29576.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Curtis ‘Corky’ Dale Morgan
Curtis “Corky” Dale Morgan, 62, of Bowman Dairy Road in Liberty, N.C., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at his home.
Born on Sept. 24, 1951, in Guilford County, he was the son of Imogene (Jean) H. Morgan and the late Roy G. Morgan.
Mr. Morgan graduated from Ragsdale High School in 1969 and attended Guilford Technical Institute. He later worked at Thomas Built Buses before becoming a building contractor. He was a member of Grays Chapel United Methodist Church.
He will always be remembered as one who loved and celebrated life, family and his many friends.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Patrick Ryan Morgan and his wife Angie of Deep Gap, N.C.; one grandson, Jennings Ryan Morgan of Deep Gap; two brothers, Martin Stewart Morgan of Greensboro, N.C., and Thomas Wayne Morgan and his wife Irena of Alexandria, Va.; one step-daughter, Erica Jenkins of Greensboro; his beloved nieces, nephews and cousins; and numerous friends including a very special friend, Cathy Honeycutt of Longs.
Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, at Peace United Church of Christ in Greensboro with the Rev. Thomas Warren officiating the services. Friends were welcomed at a reception immediately after the service at the church and following at his mother’s home in High Point.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27260 or to the charity of your choice.
You may offer condolences at www.news-record.com/obituaries.
Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point served the family.

Alvin Joel Nemets
Alvin Joel Nemets, 57, of Loris died on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at his home.
Born on March 20, 1956, in Milwaukee, Wis., he was the son of the late Al and Dorothy Nemets.
He graduated from Miami Beach High School and lived in Orlando, Fla., for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda; two children, April Nemets and Ryan Nemets, both of Orlando; four step-children Kyle Lewis, Serena Lewis, Bryan Lewis and Brianna Vunesky and her husband Joe; two grandchildren, Colton Stephenson and Landon Vunesky; one brother, Hugh Nemets and his wife Lisa of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Garen Knoll and her husband Phil and Jodi Struble and her husband Kurt of Florida; four nieces; and two nephews.
Al was an avid collector of Americana and Civil War antiques and loved all animals.  He was a sweet and gentle man with a great sense of humor who will be missed by his family and friends.
Al and Brenda are members of Cane Branch Baptist Church in Loris where a memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29, with Pastor Jon Johnson officiating.
Memorials may be made to Cane Branch Baptist Church, 760 Cane Branch Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Delton ‘Wayne’ Phillips
Delton “Wayne” Phillips, 43, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.
Born on Feb. 1, 1970, in Myrtle Beach, he was the son of Betty Sewell Phillips and the late R.D. Phillips.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by one sister, Wanda Phillips.
He was employed with Dodson Pest Control for more than 20 years.
Other than his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Timmy Phillips (Edith Ann) and Randy Phillips; one sister, Deana Davis (Jason); two nieces; and three nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, at Lee Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Maxine Eaddy Roe
Maxine Eaddy Roe, 76, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.
She is survived by her husband and the love of her life for 55 years, Thomas (Tom) Shockley Roe; one daughter, Eaddy Roe Willard and her husband T. D. (Bo) Willard of Columbia; one son, Christopher (Chris) Thomas Roe of Columbia; one brother, Fred Eaddy and his wife Sue of Florence; one sister, Marilyn Eaddy Keisler Prater of Columbia; and one sister-in-law, Ann Roe Rose and her husband Porter of Greenville.
Mrs. Roe led a very full earthly life meeting head-on the many joys and challenges of life that included several career-related family relocations as well as the daily ups and downs that life deals to everyone. Throughout it all, her greatest joy remained in her relationships with her family and friends. Her genuine interest in the activities and accomplishments of others drew people to her and she was always ready with a sympathetic ear for those in need of friendship and counsel.
She was a truly devoted wife, mother and friend who also held a special place for her church, the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, where she served as a deacon. Her service on the landscape committee of their home at Sea Mark Tower and her love of plants and flowers helped brighten the lives of many.
She was a gracious and soft-spoken lady with a generous heart who found special joy in the remembrances and renewals of family gatherings. Her energy and enthusiasm for life will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and many friends.
A celebration of her life was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the First Presbyterian Church.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 1300 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 or to the charity of your choice.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home  & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Angela G. ‘Angie’ Yates
Angela G. “Angie” Yates, 66, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Agape Rehab of Conway.
Born on Sept. 6, 1947, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Victor A. and Edith J. Sensi Giampocaro Sr.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Jerry L. Yates; two daughters, Karen Yates Shelton and Lisa Yates Cunio; one brother, Victor A. Giampocaro Jr.; and three grandchildren, Amber Shelton, Rachael Cunio and Victoria Cunio.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, at Lee Funeral Home.
A funeral mass was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Research, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 19, 2013 EDITION

Luis Daniel Benitez
Luis Daniel Benitez, 86, of North Myrtle Beach departed this life peacefully on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Burke, Va.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Elena Benitez; one son; four daughters; two granddaughters; six grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Mary of Sorrows Historic Catholic Church at 11112 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station, VA 22039 at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, where inurnment will take place.
In lieu of flowers a memorial gift may be made to the North Strand Housing Shelter in Longs.

Donna Collier Cates-Miller
Donna Collier Cates-Miller, 67, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Born on April 12, 1946, in Winston Salem, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Ruth Walker Collier.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Cole A. “Cam” Miller; one son, Matthew Miller; one daughter, Jennifer Platt (Timmy); one sister, Nancy Davis; and two grandchildren.
Services will be private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mercy Care Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Douglas D. Grainger
Douglas D. Grainger, 82, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the Loris Extended Care Facility in Loris following an illness.
Born on March 11, 1931, in Green Sea, he was the son of Mack Mahon Grainger and Mary G. Grainger.
Mr. Grainger served his country with courage and honor in the United States Army Air Force. Throughout his life he worked in real estate, owned a farm supply business, a used car lot and a grocery store in Tabor City, N.C. He was a retired farmer, a life member of Loris Lodge #205 AFM and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He will be most remembered by his family as a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include two daughters, Dawn Kauffman and her husband Dutch of Manning and Katherine Pugh and her husband Daryl of Fair Bluff, N.C.; one son, Austin Grainger and his wife Bethany of Asheville, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Jo Ann Shelley Grainger; and one brother, Fred P. Grainger.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Mt. Zion  Baptist Church with Pastor David Watts officiating. Committal services, with Masonic rites conferred by Loris Lodge #205 AFM, followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Carlyle Johnson
Carlyle Johnson, 75, of Loris died on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., following an illness.
Born on March 25, 1938, in Horry County, he was the son of Alberta Lewis Johnson and the late John Gary Johnson.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Lawrence G. Johnson, Laverne Johnson and Edwin E. Johnson; and one sister, Doris Johnson.
After many years of exploring other parts of the country, Mr. Johnson returned to settle in Loris. He proudly served as a U.S. Marine from 1956 to 1959. He was recently retired from Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs where he supervised a yard crew and taught adults with disabilities life skills that helped earn them a salary. He loved his work and his special needs friends.
Mr. Johnson was an active member of White Savannah Original Free Will Baptist Church in Conway where he served as an usher. He loved and enjoyed his church family and looked forward to participating in any and all church activities. If the church doors were open, you would likely find him there. He was never an idle person, spending his free time working in the yard, garden or on projects - of which he had many. He loved to collect recipes and cook for his family. Mealtime was a favorite for him.
In addition to his mother of Loris, he is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Johnson of Loris; four daughters, Priscilla Benton (Jamie) of Conway, Patricia Thomas (Jimmy) of Conway, Cindy Chauvie (Phil Jacobson) of Loris and Michele Johnson of Chapel Hill, N.C.; three sons, Lance Johnson (Deborah) of Aosta, Italy, Greg Johnson (Nadwa) of Washington, D.C., and CJ Stone of Seattle, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, Jessie Benson, Trey Thomas, Shelly Thomas, Michelle Peavy, Samantha Benton, Brad Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Seth Johnson, Kasey Johnson and Nicky Johnson; and one great-grandson, Trey Stevens; one sister, Sarah Johnson (Jody) of Loris; and two brothers, John Gary Johnson Jr. of Loris and Elwood Johnson (Theresa) of Tabor City, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at White Savannah Original Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Stephen Hyman and Robert Brown officiating. Entombment followed in Hillcrest Mausoleum in Conway.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14.
Memorials may be sent to White Savannah Original Free Will Baptist TMT Ministries, 4010 Hwy. 65, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Curtis Dean ‘Corky’ Morgan
Curtis Dean “Corky” Morgan of Greensboro, N.C., and the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at his home in Greensboro.
Survivors include his mother, Imogene Morgan of High Point, N.C., and one son, Patrick Morgan of Boone, N.C.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, at Peace United Church of Christ on West Market Street in Greensboro.
Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point is serving the family.

Elizabeth Betts Todd
Elizabeth Betts Todd, 47, of Laurinburg, N.C., passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
She was born on Feb. 18, 1966, in West Chester, Pa. She worked as a nursing coordinator for the Loris Heathcare System retiring due to her illness. She loved knitting, sewing, cooking and especially fishing.
She is survived by her fiancé, Jeffery Rollins of the home in Laurinburg; one son, Bradley Todd and his wife Linda of Loris; one granddaughter, April Todd; and one brother, Danny Cody of Little River.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Richard Boles Funeral Service. A private service will be held at a later date.
Richard Boles Funeral Service of Laurinburg is serving the family.

Needham Thomas Todd
Needham Thomas Todd, 87, of Loris passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Conway Manor in Conway following an illness.
Born on Oct. 6, 1926, in Loris, he was the son of the late George Thomas Todd and the late Callie Cox Todd.
Mr. Todd served his country with courage and honor in the United States Army during World War II, retired from farming and attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Throughout his life, he served his community with distinction as a member of the D.A.V. He was on the Advisory Board at Daisy Elementary, the FHA board, the board at Farm Bureau and the Simpson Creek Watershed Committee.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Hardee Todd of Loris; two sons, Dale Todd and his wife Debra and Edwin Todd, all of Loris; three grandchildren, Kim Sweatt and her husband Chris of Myrtle Beach, Kevin Todd and Brandon Todd and his wife Kristen, all of Loris; one great-grandchild, C.J. Sweatt; one sister, Frances Todd Cox of Loris; and five brothers, Austin Todd of Loris, Winfred Todd and his wife Lynn of Gwynn, Va., Wofford Todd of Goose Creek, Daniel Walton Todd and his wife Catherine of Lancaster and Lawton Todd and his wife Hilda of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Loris. Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Dorothy Ella Best Vaught
Dorothy Ella Best Vaught, 92, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Agape Senior in York.
Mrs. Dorothy, formerly of Longs and  North Myrtle Beach, was born on Oct. 2, 1921, in Lumberton, Miss. She was the daughter of Carver Browning Best and Nannie Leona Britt Best.
Mrs. Vaught was a lifelong Methodist and current member of Capers Chapel United Methodist Church in Chester as well as a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 in Little River.
Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Vaught Oliver and her husband Don of McConnells; one son, Robert Whitney Vaught Jr. and his wife Brenda of Blowing Rock, N.C.; four granddaughters, Angela Vaught Page and her husband Gerald, Amber Vaught Franks and her husband Wally, Robin Vaught Parrish and her husband Jimmy and Jennifer Blackman Compton and her husband Russell; four step-grandchildren, Tara Smith and her husband David, Amber Oliver, Shane Keller and his wife Michelle and Greg Oliver and his wife Kelli; seven great-grandchildren, Heather, Justin, Trace, Whitney, Michael, Jackson and Camden; 10 step-great-grandchildren, Alex, Jake, Lydia, Aubrey, Maya, Timothy, Candace, Morgan, Judson and Brennan; and three sisters, Olene Russ of Columbia, Kate Blackmon and her husband Hill of Jacksonville, Fla., and Evelyn Cox of Archdale, N.C.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her step-mother, Stella Butler Best; her husband, Robert Whitney Vaught Sr.; and one brother, Lowell C. Best.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the caretakers and staff of Agape Senior Living in York and to the staff and volunteers of Agape Hospice in York for the compassion and loving care during their time of need.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Loris with the Rev. Haywood Fowler officiating. Visitation was held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Agape Foundation, 1053 Center St., West Columbia, S.C. 29169.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Father Robert W. Vogt
Father Robert W. Vogt, 76, of Little River died on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
Born on Aug. 16, 1937, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of the late Raymond and Mary Poremba Vogt.
Father Bob was ordained a priest forever on March 17, 1962, and received his Master of Divinity at Christ the King Seminary.
He leaves behind one sister, Diane Doody (Joseph); one niece, Cynthia Fisher; and one nephew, Delson “Danny” Fisher (Jackie).
He will be sadly missed by his dearest friends, Henry and Donna Kropidlowski; their children, Denise Marsh (Daniel), Scott Kropidlowski, Jason Kropidlowski (Kimberly); as well as Henry and Donna’s five grandchildren, who loved him as “Bobby”.
Visitation was held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

James Windell Wade Sr.
James Windell Wade Sr., 74, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Conway Hospital in Conway following an illness.
Born on Oct. 19, 1939, in Loris, he was the son of the late Willie James Wade and the late Evelyn McCormick Wade.
Mr. Wade was a retired mechanic and farmer. He attended Springfield Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Rhonda Gail Snowden and her husband Greg of Conway and Angela Jo Stocks of Sarasota, Fla.; two sons, James Windell Wade Jr. and his wife Rebecca of Loris and Greggory “Greg” Dale Wade and his wife Lisa of Shallotte, N.C.; one brother, Roger Wade and his wife Lynn of Longs; two sisters, Pearl Barnhill and her husband Lloyd and Brenda “Joyce” Long, all of Loris; eight grandchildren, Greg Wade II and his wife Jamie, Jason Wade and his wife Jenny, Heather Snowden Singleton and her husband Matthew, Hannah Snowden, Delanie Wade, Noah Ambrosio, Bobby Wade and Patrick Wade; and four great-grandchildren, Jaera Wade, Greg Wade III, Caleb Wade and Cord Gregory Singleton.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services were private.  Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 12, 2013 EDITION

William David Freeman
William David Freeman of Little River died suddenly on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born on Jan. 31, 1946, in Wadesboro, N.C., he was the son of the late Charlie B. and Dorothy Tarleton Freeman.
Mr. Freeman attended Appalachian State University and graduated from UNC in Charlotte, N.C. He loved music and enjoyed a long career in that industry. He moved to North Myrtle Beach in 1998 and revived The Pad in Ocean Drive. He led the Neptune Blues Band there. He was employed as an entertainer on the Big M casino boat where he leaves many friends. He was a member of the Kilwinning Masonic Lodge #64 in Wadesboro and an Omar Shriner.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Walters Freeman; one son, Charlie Freeman of Charleston; two step-sons, Bill Hunt and Ben Hunt of Jacksonville, Texas; one special nephew, Ben Freeman of Cary, N.C.; one special niece, Doris Matal of Raleigh, N.C.; one nephew, Daniel Freeman of Connecticut; and several great-nieces and great-nephews, all of whom he loved dearly.
He treasured the many friends and memories he had in the music world.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Lee Funeral Home.  His music family had a jam session in his honor at the O.D. Arcade following visitation.  Burial was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in Wadesboro.
Memorials may be made to the Coastal Carolina Music Department or to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3359, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Annie Belle Osborne Landes Hardee
Annie Belle Osborne Landes Hardee, 82, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Agape Senior Rehabilitation in Conway following an illness.
Born on March 9, 1931, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Sampson Corbet Osborne and Leila Faircloth Osborne.
Mrs. Hardee worked at Conway Hospital for 10 years, with SMA for seven years and retired from Loris Hospital after 17 years of service. She was a longtime active member of Buck Creek Baptist Church in Longs but will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.
Survivors include one son, Dennis Landes and his wife Anna of Conway; one grandson, Paul Landes and his wife Susan of Gilbert, Ariz.; two great-granddaughters, Olivia Landes and Savanna Landes, both of Gilbert; one brother, Jimmy Osborne and his wife Shahnaz of Hope Mills, N.C.; and four sisters, Velda Lane of Fayetteville, N.C., Frances Richardson of Galivants Ferry, Mable McManus and her husband Richard of Birmingham, Ala., and Linda Jones and her husband Larry of Charleston.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Andrew Sejan and her family within the Buck Creek community for their care and concern throughout Mrs. Hardee’s life.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hardee was predeceased by her first husband, John R. Landes; her second husband of 40 years, Ralph Julian Hardee; four brothers, Edward Osborne, Marion Osborne, Johnnie Osborne and Joseph Osborne; and three sisters, Dorothy Taylor, Peggy Tigen and Carol Hogan.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Buck Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Allen officiating. Committal services followed at Buck Creek Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church, 11483 Hwy. 905, Longs, S.C. 29568.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Recile G. Kaylor
Recile G. Kaylor, 77, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Maiden, N.C., and Charlotte, N.C., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at his residence.
Born on Oct. 16, 1936, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Frank Jones Kaylor and the late Ida Willis Kaylor.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Opal Shook.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Amelia Cornwell Kaylor; one son, Karl Kaylor and his wife Krissy of Six Mile; one daughter, Karen Thompson and her husband Chad of Pendleton; five grandchildren, Joshua Kaylor, Justin Kaylor, Kate Kaylor, Reece Thompson and Kaylor Thompson; and one brother, the Rev. Ray Kaylor and his wife Gloria of Gastonia, N.C.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Maiden City Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Bill Hoyle officiating.
The family received friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday at Burke Mortuary in Maiden.
A celebration of life will be held at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church at a later date.
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Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Kaylor family.

James M. ‘Jimmy’ Lupton Jr.
James M. “Jimmy” Lupton Jr., 73, of Little River died on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on April 4, 1940, in Grandy, N.C., he was the son of the late James Metrue Lupton Sr. and Edith Mintz Lupton. He was also the grandson of the late Robert and Dorothy Mintz.
He was predeceased by one sister, Dee Lupton Lewis.
Mr. Lupton was a member of the North Myrtle Beach Pentecostal Holiness Church and loved to fish.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Patricia H. Lupton; two daughters, Edith Ellen L. (Roger) Morrison and Patricia Linn Lupton (Jim) Shafer; a special nephew, Linwood A. Riddick; two granddaughters, Elizabeth S. Messer and Ashley L. Morrison; one grandson, Matthew A. Shafer; three great-grandchildren, Desirae Messer, Liam Brady and Aubrie Brady; and several special nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Goldfinch Conway Chapel with the Rev. Carl Wood and the Rev. Arnold Doleshal officiating.
The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and after the service at the residence in Little River.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7021 St. Andrews Road, Suite 100A, Columbia, S.C. 29204.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Lawrence N. Palmer Jr.
Lawrence N. Palmer Jr., 85, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born on Nov. 7, 1928, in Lenoir, N.C., he was the son of the late Lawrence N. and Faye Crisp Palmer Sr.
He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Ruth Greer Palmer; one brother, William C. Palmer; and one sister, Shirley Rader.
Mr. Palmer was a member of Living Water Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Lawrence R. “Larry” Palmer (Nancy) and Baxter G. Palmer (Linda); one daughter, Theresa “Terrie” Palmer Herman; one brother, Michael H. Palmer; three sisters, Marjorie O’Neill, Carole Palmer and Edith Laws; five grandchildren, Jeanna Palmer Smith (Stan), Amy Palmer, Michele Herman, Matthew Palmer (Penny) and Joshua Palmer; nine great-grandchildren; and his canine companion, Sydney.
Services were private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Men on Missions, Hope Spring Baptist Church, Attn: Doug James, 150 Hannon Road, Inman, S.C. 29349.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Robert R. Reuss
Robert R. Reuss, 85, of Little River died on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Anderson Oaks.
Born on Nov. 28, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of the late Leo and Lillian Reuss.
Mr. Reuss was a lieutenant with the Capitol Police in Washington, D.C., a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Coen Reuss; two sons, Robert J. Reuss (Theresa) and John McHale (Diane); one daughter, Ruth Ann Tambellin (Edward); six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.  Inurnment in the church columbarium niche followed the mass.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1039 44th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Yvonne A. ‘Bonnie’ Smith
Yvonne A. “Bonnie” Smith, 82, of Little River died on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on May 25, 1931, in Dubuque, Iowa, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Mildred Turnmeyer.
She was predeceased by three brothers.
While living in Dubuque, she was a member of the Dubuque Jaycees, worked for the Dubuque Community School System and several car dealerships. She was active in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She was a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and also Risen Christ Lutheran Church in the Briarcliffe Acres section of Myrtle Beach. She was a member of the North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club. Her hobbies were collecting candlewick and Lladro figurines, playing cards, especially Bridge, golf and was most proud of her hole-in-one at Thunder Hill County Club in Dubuque.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Eldon A. Smith; three sons, Rick Smith (Marie) of St. Augustine, Fla., Randy Smith of Dubuque and Rodney Smith (Debra) of St. Augustine; one sister-in-law, Dee Turnmeyer; and three grandchildren, Andrew Smith (Hayley), Kate Smith and Jude Smith.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Risen Christ Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Risen Christ Lutheran Church Columbarium Building Fund, 10595 Hwy. 17 N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Jean DuRant Wheless
Jean DuRant Wheless, 76, of Olanta passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at McLeod Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.
She was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, James Merritt DuRant; one niece, Gina Elizabeth Floyd; and one nephew, R. B. DuRant Jr.
Born on July 5, 1937, in Florence County, she was the daughter of the late Roy Tarte and Lucy Lemon Tarte.
While living in Olanta, she was a member of The Gardenia Garden Club, town council, business association and owner of DuRant Furniture Company. She served as president of the WMU, a member of the choir and Lois Cole Sunday School class of Olanta Baptist Church. After her marriage to Albert, she served as president of Driftwood Garden Club and was a member of Friends In Christ Sunday School class at North Myrtle Beach First Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She will forever be remembered for her beautiful smile and the joy of life she shared with all.
A service was held at 12 noon on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Olanta Baptist Church. The family received friends at the Olanta Baptist Church Fellowship Hall for two hours prior to the service. A private burial was held at Olanta Baptist Church Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Albert E. Wheless of North Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Deborah DuRant (Dale) Locklair of Florence and Catherine DuRant Coutu of Seneca; one step-daughter, Ann Marie (John) Wessinger of Columbia; two sons, James Merritt (Lisa) DuRant III of Lake City and Joseph LeRoy DuRant of Detroit, Mich.; two step-sons, Albert Wheless Jr. of Scotsdale, Ariz., and Art (Holly) Wheless of Longs; two sisters, Beth (Talbert) Gerald of Athens, Ga., and Anne (Bobby) Floyd of Greenville; one brother-in-law, Ryan B. DuRant; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the John Thomas Truluck Scholarship Fund, Olanta Baptist Church, P.O. Box 188, Olanta, S.C. 29114 and McLeod Hospice Gardens, 1203 E. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506.
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Floyd Funeral Home of Olanta served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 5, 2013 EDITION

Paul F. Bergstrom
Paul F. Bergstrom, 86, of Little River, formerly of Islip, N.Y., died on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at his home.
Born on July 14, 1927, in New York, N.Y., he was the son of the late Virgil and Mary Clifford Bergstrom.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Pacific during World War II.
Mr. Bergstrom is survived by two sons, Jay F. Bergstrom (Diane) and Gregory P. Bergstrom; four grandchildren, Paul (Erin), Amiee (Gary), Angela (Mark) and Wendi; and four great-grandchildren, Alanna, Alyssa, Rachel and Erika.
He was predeceased by his wife, Margie Bergstrom.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Lee Funeral Home followed by funeral services at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mercy Care Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Jonathan Wayne Bell
Jonathan Wayne Bell, 31, of Conway passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Bell was born on July 1, 1982, in Conway. He graduated from Loris High School in 2001. He worked as a warehouse manager at Southeastern Paper Group. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his loving parents, Johnny Wayne Bell and Miriam Dawsey Bell of Conway; and one sister, Maureen Sweatman of Atlanta, Ga.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, at Antioch Cemetery in Galivants Ferry. The Rev. Glenn Lane and the Rev. Donnie Graham officiated the services. Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Jennie Lynn Carter
Jennie Lynn Carter, 58, of Longs died on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on July 7, 1955, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late R. M. and Carolyn Bass Mills.
Mrs. Carter was a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church in Longs.
She is survived by her husband, Terry Carter; two sons, Terry Carter Jr. and his wife Cierra of Conway and Jaime Carter of Loris; two daughters, Susan Carter and her husband Tommy of Loris and Dana Carter Guerry and her husband Alex of Moncks Corner; one brother, Roy Mills and his wife Dinah of Longs; and seven grandchildren.
A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Sweet Home Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Seckman and the Rev. Mack Hudson officiating the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2410 E. Hwy. 501, Conway, S.C. 29526.
Condolences may be found at www.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet served the family.

Maxwell S. Chipman
Maxwell S. Chipman, 79, of Little River died on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at his home.
Born on Nov. 18, 1934, in St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada, he was the son of the late Mark and Louise Sheppard Chipman.
He was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Chipman is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anne Maikish Chipman; two sons, David John Chipman of Leonardtown, Md., and Steven Sheppard Chipman of Catlett, Va.; one brother, Richard Chipman of West Milford, N.J.; one sister, Barbara Susen of West Milford; and five grandchildren, Maxwell, Adam, Chloe, Sophie and Sarah.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mercy Care Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572 or the charity of your choice.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Hoyt J. Hardee
Hoyt J. Hardee, 86, of Loris passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, after a short illness.
Born on Oct. 17, 1927, in Loris, he was the son of the late Thelton C. Hardee and the late Lezettie Cox Hardee.
He was a member of Loris First Baptist Church in Loris where he served as a deacon, a teacher and a member of various committees.
Mr. Hardee was a loving husband, father and papa. He has been a respected member of the Loris community for many years. He was a farmer, former owner of Hardee Manufacturing Co. Inc. and most recently an agent for HUD Southeast Insurance. He was a founder and former board member of HCSB, a member of the McLeod Loris Seacoast Advisory Board,  former chairman and member of Loris Community Hospital District Board of Commissioners, former commissioner for the Soil and Water Conservation District and  a former member of the Loris Lions Club.
Mr. Hardee enjoyed serving his community, but will be remembered more for his kindness, generosity and compassion. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Annie Lee; three brothers, Liston, Kenneth and Eldred; and one grandson, Frank Ervin Lyerly.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Martha Prince Hardee; two daughters, Janice Medlin and her husband David and Edwina Prevatte and her husband Earle, all of Murrells Inlet; four grandchildren, Evan Prevatte, Elaina Prevatte, Jennifer Iverson and her husband Erick and Sarah Chamberlain and her husband Jason; three great-grandchildren, Noah Iverson, Leah Iverson and Jacob Chamberlain; and one brother, Waldo, of Pelion.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Loris First Baptist Church with committal services following at the Carter Cemetery. Dr. Jim Mezick and Dr. Dan Vincent will officiate the services.
Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3317 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569 or to the Carter Cemetery Trust, P.O. Box 65, Loris, S.C. 29569 or on the web at www.cartercemetery.org.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Larry Hicks Huggins
Larry Hicks Huggins, 70, of Nichols passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at his home.
Born on Oct. 24, 1943, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Hicks and Florence Evata Shelley Huggins.
In addition to his parents,  he was predeceased by his wife, Jeromae Coleman Huggins; one brother, Ralph Huggins; and one sister, Rebecca Branton.
He is survived by one brother, Phil Huggins and his wife Jeannette of Longs; and one special friend, Gayle Hardee of Green Sea.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, at Meares Funeral Home with funeral services following at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Riverside Care, 8431 Elvington Road, Nichols, S.C. 29581.
A message of condolence for the family may be left at mearesfh.com.
Meares Funeral Home of Mullins served the family.

Thomas L. ‘Tommy’ Kerila
Thomas L. “Tommy” Kerila, 75, of Little River, formerly of Somerset, Pa., died on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at his home.
Born on July 21, 1938, in Hannastown, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Mary Shola Kerila.
Prior to his illness, he was a self-employed contractor.  Mr. Kerila served as a Jefferson Township Supervisor.  He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Mary Colarusso; and two brothers, John Kerila and George Kerila.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Toni Silvis Kerila; two brothers, Paul Kerila of Latrobe, Pa., and James Kerila of Hannastown; his father-in-law, Bill Silvis of Delmont, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Per Mr. Kerila’s request there will be no visitation or service.
Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Claude T. ‘Jeff’ Orr Sr.
Claude T. “Jeff” Orr Sr., 81, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at his home.
Born on Sept. 17, 1932, in Reidsville, N.C., he was the son of the late Andrew and Martha Bibee Orr.
Mr. Orr is survived by four children, Vicky L. Sharrer, Karen Woods, Cynthia Orr and Michael Orr; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Sarah Orr; and three sons, Claude Orr Jr., Darrell Orr and Ricky Orr.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Chapel By The Sea Baptist Church in the Cherry Grove section. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Chapel By The Sea Baptist Church, P.O. Box 786, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.  29582.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Bobby Darrell Sandel
Bobby Darrell Sandel, 48, of Loris died on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at his residence.
Born on July 20, 1965, in Dillon, he was the son of the late Bobby Legrand Sandel and Dorothy Wiggins Sandel.
He was employed by Ocean Creek Resort in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include his wife, Tracy Sandel of Loris; three daughters, Christina Holakowski of Florida, Farrah Sandel of New York and Amanda Carter of Loris; two step-sons, Joshua Floyd of Nichols and Nick Caulder of Loris; eight grandchildren; and two sisters, Pamela (Randy) Bailey of Florence and Teresa Caulder of Dillon.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Cooper Funeral Home of Dillon served the family.

Ann L. Schubeck
Ann L. Schubeck, 92, of Little River died on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at her home.
Born on July 9, 1921, in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Adam and Josephine Zedb Dodski.
Mrs. Schubeck was a member of Risen Christ Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include one son, Douglas Luber (Susan) of Calabash, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Alyson Lilley (Bruce), Kimberly Luber and Douglas Luber.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Schubeck.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Risen Christ Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Risen Christ Lutheran Church, 10595 Hwy. 17 N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Lillie C. Thompson
Lillie C. Thompson, 79, of Longs died on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Feb. 8, 1934, in Aynor, she was the daughter of the late Truluck and Velma Cook McLellan.
She was predeceased by her husband, Kermit H. Thompson; and one sister, Bessie Fields.
Survivors include three children, Keith Thompson, Gregory H. Thompson (Lisa) and Timothy Thompson (Brandi); two brothers, Wendell McLellan and James McLellan; two sisters, Josephine Thomas and Mitchell Keadle; seven grandchildren, Gretchen Calhoun, Cody Thompson, Heather Thompson, Hannah Thompson, Finley McIver, Garrett Thompson and Cynthia Thompson; and three great-grandchildren, Trace Calhoun, Gracie Beauregard and Shawn Beauregard Jr.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, at Wampee Baptist Church in the Wampee Community.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wampee Baptist Church, 9530 Hwy. 90, Longs, S.C. 29568.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Steven M. Yongue
Steven M. Yongue, 37, of Surfside Beach died on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet.
Born on Nov. 5, 1976, in Conway, he was the son of Paulette Barbour and the late Richard C. Yongue.
Other than his mother, Paulette Arnette, he is survived by his step-father, Charles Arnette; his wife, Christina M. Thompson Yongue; four children, Mason M. Yongue, Gage M. Shutts, Madison N. Yongue and Bailey M. Yongue; two sisters, Toni L. Livingston and Nicole Arnette Shelley; his maternal grandparents, Howard and Betty Lockey; and paternal grandmother, Rachel Arnette Matthews.
Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 28, 2013 EDITION
Carlon Genair Hutchinson
Carlon Genair Hutchinson, 88, of Conway died on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on Jan. 9, 1925,  in Floyds Township of Horry County in Nichols, he was the son of the late George Layton and Helen Valva Gerrald Hutchinson.
Mr. Hutchinson graduated from Floyds High School in 1942. He was a graduate of Clemson University where he received his B.S., masters and EDS degrees. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed for three years in the Aleutian Islands. He began his professional career at Conway High School as the Agriculture and Horticulture teacher where he taught for 22 years. He remained with the Horry County Department of Education from 1951 through 1988. He was a loyal, dedicated and passionate teacher and school administrator, always striving to positively impact and shape the lives of young people through education and personal interest. He was an adored educator and a friend to all who knew him.
Mr. Hutchinson was a strong believer in prayer and liked to begin his days in a quiet, reflective manner. A proud member of the Future Farmers of America, he always looked forward to accompanying the local FFA Chapter and president to the annual National Convention in Kansas City, Mo., where they were recognized with numerous honors. He graciously received the Honorary State Farmer Degree in 1968 from the Future Farmers of America. He later served as president of the S.C. Vocational Agriculture Teacher’s Association, 1970-71. He supervised the construction of the Grand Strand Career Center and served as its first director. In 1988 he was presented an award for Outstanding Contribution and Dedication by the S.C. Vocational Directors Association. He was also presented an award for his years of dedicated service to the Aynor-Conway Career Center by the faculty and staff. Mr. Hutchinson always said teaching was a work of heart.
After his retirement, he continued to be active in the school system, serving as a substitute teacher at Conway High School for several years. Mr. Hutchinson was a Mason, Honorary Kiwanian and former Jaycee. In the community, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Conway, where he served as an usher, was on the Council on Ministries, a past chairman and member of the Administrative Board and the Finance Committee. He also served on the Building Committee. He was an active member of the John McCutcheon Sunday School Class for over 50 years, having served twice as president, and was also a past member of the Methodist Men’s Club.
He was a man of honor, integrity, faith and family. His greatest joy was to fulfill special wishes for his family and his students, both of which he held dear to his heart. He will always be remembered as one who remained true to his principles. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his harvest with neighbors and friends. Throughout his 45 year career, he always showed his love for all the students with whom he came in contact. They brought deep joy to his life. Each year he anonymously provided funds for students who needed help in order to have a hot lunch at school. This was his private ministry to which he remained dedicated. His greatest love was enjoying the accomplishments of his students who are now ministers, lawyers, farmers, doctors, teachers, nurses, college professors, business owners and government officials.
He was predeceased by his wife, Sadie Rae Hutchinson; one sister, Corinne Stubbs; and one brother, George Hutchinson Jr.
Survivors include his son, Al L. Hutchinson and his wife Rita of Pawleys Island; two granddaughters, Tara Clemmons and her husband Steve of Longs and Tawnya Sherer and her husband Duncan of Myrtle Beach; three great-grandchildren, Harrison, Carter and Taylor; one brother, Roger L. Hutchinson and his wife Von of New Port Richie, Fla.; four sisters, Izora Marlowe of Wilmington, N.C., Elowise Anderson and her husband Jenks of Matthews, N.C., Miriam Hovis and her husband John of Clover and Rebecca Taylor of Perryburg, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, at First United Methodist Church in Conway with the Rev. Kyle Randle officiating. Entombment followed in Hillcrest Mausoleum in Conway.
The family received friends one hour prior to the service in the church commons.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1001 5th Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.
Goldfinch Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Lella Hucks Johnson
Lella Hucks Johnson, 91, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family after a brief illness.
Born on Oct. 29, 1922, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mamie Hucks.
Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and partner in H.H. & J., LLC. She was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach and a lifetime member of Yaupon Garden Club. Her greatest joy in life was her family and her church.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, G. Olin Johnson.
Survivors include two daughters, Elaine J. Schaefer and her husband Matthew and Lisa J. Hoffman and her husband Rod of North Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Carrie H. Inabinet and Mamie H. Leach, both of Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren, William O. Hoffman and his wife Kristina of San Antonio, Texas, Adam Hoffman and his wife Ashley of Sioux Falls, S.D., Ashley L. Schaefer of North Myrtle Beach and CRT Seaman Alexander Schaefer currently stationed in Norfolk, Va; three great-grandchildren, Kaelyn Hoffman, Brianna Hoffman and Nicholas Hoffman, all of San Antonio.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.  
A private burial was held on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery in Myrtle Beach. Funeral services followed at Trinity United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Ritter and the Rev. Needham Williamson officiating.  
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 706 14th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.


Thomas Patrick Sklopan
Thomas Patrick Sklopan, 84, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Aug. 30, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of the late John A. and Rose Hanahan Sklopan.
He was a U.S. veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict from 1951-53, a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach and a 4th degree life member of the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Sklopan is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eunice Wagner Sklopan; one son, Thomas L. Sklopan; four daughters, Marla Messenger, Becky Hoffmeister, Suzanne  Steele and Dara Sklopan-Johnson; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by 12 siblings.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, at Lee Funeral Home. A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.  
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Dorothy Marie Todd
Dorothy Marie Todd, 49, of Little River died on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at her parents’ home.
Born on April 9, 1964, in Loris, she was the daughter of  Sherman N. and Mary Lewis Todd.
Other than her parents of Little River, Marie is survived by one son, Blake Harruff; one brother, Joey Todd; and one sister, Crystal Truman.
The family received friends from 12 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, at Lee Funeral Home with funeral services at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial followed at the Lewis Family Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Blake Harruff College Fund, P.O. Box 1116, Little River, S.C. 29566.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

James Earl Todd
James Earl Todd, 88, of Loris passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at his home following an illness.
Born on Sept. 20, 1925, in Lumberton, N.C., he was the son of William Anson Todd and Annie Victoria Stogner Todd.
A United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II, Mr. Todd served his country with courage, honor and distinction in both the South Pacific and Japan. He was a retired farmer and a longtime and active member of Beulah Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and held many other offices. He was also on many committees throughout his lifetime.
Survivors include his two sons, Jimmy Wayne Todd and his wife Lisa of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Robert Anthony “Tony” Todd and his wife Laura of Loris; one daughter-in-law, Melissa Tyler Todd of Loris; one sister, Evelyn T. Gibbons of Florence; and five grandchildren, Caroline Todd of Lawrenceville, Brittany Todd Mitchell and her husband Joshua of Fairmont, N.C., Anson Todd, Ethan Todd and Addison Todd, all of Loris; and three great-grandchildren, Jacob Hopkins, Jaya Mitchell and Joslyn Mitchell.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Clara Belle Todd; one son, Billy Todd; and one daughter, Carol Ann Todd.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, at Beulah Baptist Church with committal services with military honors following at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Pastor Joshua Bellamy and the Rev. Thelton Powell officiated the services. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, 2651 Hwy. 66, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

 

OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 21, 2013 EDITION
Sheila Ann Adams
Sheila Ann Adams, 60, of Longs died on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.
Born on May 19, 1953, in Charlotte, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Curtis H. and Bertha J. Canup.
Mrs. Adams is survived by three children, Benjamin Adams, Tonya Adams and Arlyn A. Adams Jr.; four brothers, Thurman Wells, Eddie Wells, Lee Wells and Daniel Canup; three sisters, Pamela Vlasaty, Judy McCartney and Betty Griffin; her step-mother, Martha Cooper; a special brother and sister-in-law, Erbie and Susan Keen; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Harold Canup and Dale Wells; and four sisters, Virginia Bissell, Peggy Hart, Ruth Munson and Charlotte Foreman.
The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at Lee Funeral Home followed by a memorial service in the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Sheila Ann Adams to the Sheila Ann Adams Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1116, Little River, S.C. 29566.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Clarence H. Cox
Clarence H. Cox, 85, of Loris passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.
Born on Feb. 23, 1928, in Loris, he was the son of the late Grady Cox and the late Lena Prince Cox.
Mr. Cox was a member of Lawndale Baptist Church in Loris where he had served as a deacon. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a retired educator with Horry County Schools.
He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Betha Todd Cox; two brothers, H. G. Cox Jr. and Elton Cox; and one sister, Shirley Cox.
Survivors include four children, Gail C. Stevens (Bryan) of Cary, N.C., Grant Cox of Florence, Sharon C. Vaught (Wendell) and Carole C. Tyler (Larry), all of Longs; eight grandchildren, Kim Hayes (David), Marcy McLain (Rob), Elizabeth Cox, Russell Cox, Christy Allsbrook (Russell), Frank Causey (Deana), Scott Causey (Stacey) and Derek Buffkin (Dana); 11 great-grandchildren; and two caregivers and special friends, Clarissa Smith and Shannon Brown.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at Lawndale Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
Memorials may be made to Lawndale Baptist Church, c/o Keith Norris, 5162 Doyce Drive, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Geno LaRue
Geno LaRue, 50, of Little River passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
Mr. LaRue was a graduate of Herkimer High School in New York and an avid lover of motorcycles, animals and cooking. He was employed in the food service industry in various areas including Herkimer, N.Y., Charleston, West Va., St. Augustine, Fla., and the Grand Strand area. He never met a stranger and had a smile and a hug for everyone.
Survivors include his fiancé, Page Slate-Burns of Little River; his father, Eugene LaRue Sr. of Florida; his mother, Barbara Ricci of St. Augustine, Fla.; three brothers, Timmy LaRue of Herkimer, Brian LaRue of St. Augustine and Eric LaRue of Colorado; and two nieces, Amanda LaRue and Brianna LaRue, both of Herkimer.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Thomas J. Logan
Thomas J. Logan, 74, of Longs died on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Nov. 19, 1938, in Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Thomas M. and Margaret L. Carroll Logan.
Mr. Logan was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired as a detective of the New York City Police Department and also from the state of New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mary Ann Raczynski Logan; one son, Michael Logan; one daughter, Janice Wilson (David); two brothers, John Logan (Renee) and William Logan; one sister, Madelyn Ortel (Peter); one grandson, Logan Allen Wilson; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were private with the family.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Thomas W. Mathis
Thomas W. Mathis, 83, of Little River died on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Nov. 25, 1929, in Logan, West Va., he was the son of the late Wayne and Lucille Kidd Mathis.
Mr. Mathis was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a University of Kentucky graduate and a small business owner. He was a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates and was honored as a Kentucky Colonel.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Donna R. Mathis; three sons, Scott Mathis (Sharon), Joey Mathis (Kim) and Robbie Mathis; one sister, Joy Goodwin; six grandchildren, Tommy, Zach, Jenna, Emily, Jackson and Hannah; and one great-grandchild, Paxton.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 801 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Nancy Sally Metz
Nancy Sally Metz, 62, died on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.
Born on May 9, 1951, in  Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late James Thomas Metz Sr. and Roie Blackwell Metz.
Mrs. Metz was an employee of Beach Cove Resort and also worked as a paramedic for the Horry County EMS. She attended Salem United Methodist Church in Conway.
Surviving are two brothers, Keith and James; and one sister, Janice.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Wood Memorial Park in Duncan.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, at Salem United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate.
Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.
The Wood Mortuary of Greer served the family.

Robert L. Reed
Robert L. Reed, 69, of Longs died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
Mr. Reed was born on Aug. 27, 1944. He was a native of New Jersey and a proud retired Atlantic City fireman.
Mr. Reed was a passionate man and lived his life pouring his passion in all he did and those he loved.  He was a loyal and loving husband, father, grandfather, “Poppy”, brother, uncle and friend.Playing golf was one of his favorite pastimes. He had a love of antique cars and was a member of the Chicora Antique Car Club.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Hope Reed; three sons, Robert L. “Bobby” Reed, Dean T. Reed and Scott G. Reed (DianaLyn); eight grandchildren, Kyle (Laura), Kirstie, Tayler, Timmy, Colton, Eryn, Tighe and Katie; one sister, Nancy Dolquiest (Bill); one sister-in-law, Loretta Metz; one brother-in-law, Joseph Johnson; and many nieces, nephews and friends. All will forever miss him and are thankful to have shared time here with him.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.