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 Obituaries


OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 EDITION
Madelyn Carol Delph
Madelyn Carol Delph, 70, of Little River died on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at home with her husband by her side.
Born on Dec. 30, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Elaine Moffett Pandolfi.
Mrs. Delph retired from Panasonic and worked at Melinda’s Day Spa in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include her husband of 28 years, David J. Delph; one brother, Ronald Pandolfi; two cousins, Richard Pandolfi (Linda) of Long Island, N.Y., Jean Grasso of Jackson, Pa.; and two four-legged babies, Alfie and Cooper.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, and on Thursday, Sept. 18, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. during the Thursday visitation. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

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

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

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

Edward Robert Triana
Edward Robert Triana, 87, of Little River died on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Summit Place in Little River.
Born on Feb. 25, 1927, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., he was the son of the late Vincent and Rosa Garcia Triana.
He was predeceased by his wife, Rose Marie Triana; one son, Edward “Eddie” Triana; and one sister, Agnes Harmony.
Mr. Triana was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed golfing, walking, smoking his cigars, being with his family and meeting new people and animals.
Survivors include three children, Paul Triana (Kathleen) of Stony Point, N.Y., Deborah Lynam (Thomas) of North Myrtle Beach and Barbara Dakin (Robert) of Garrison, N.Y.; one sister, Dorothy Wolf; eight grandchildren, Lauren, Shannon, Thomas, Natalie, Daniel, Brittany, Paul Jr. and Isabelle; and one great-granddaughter, Loreleigh.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Inurnment will be at a later date in Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Triana family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ben ‘Junior’ Suggs
Ben “Junior” Suggs, 81, of Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on July 29, 1933, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Mincey and Ella Jane Causey Suggs.
He was predeceased by three grandchildren, Scotty Thompkins, Jessica McKnight and Melissa Thompkins; two brothers, D.L. Suggs and Tiny-Boy Suggs; and one sister, Eloise Langdale.
Mr. Suggs was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War. He had auto racing in his blood and was a regular at the Conway Speedway and drove number “73”.Nothing gave him more enjoyment than spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is the great-great-grandfather of one.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ester Brock Suggs; three daughters, Diane Langston (Rodney) of Aynor, Patricia McKnight (Earl) of Myrtle Beach and Joanne Thompkins (Randy) of Socastee; two sons, Bruce Suggs (Brenda) of Loris and Kenny Suggs (Cindy) of Green Sea; 12 grandchildren, Vance, Kimberly, Matt, Ben, Jessie, Angie, Kevin, Mandy, Michelle, Ginger, Roger Dale and Jeff; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Jessie Scheurers of Myrtle Beach.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 EDITION
Jessie Earl Bellamy
Jessie Earl Bellamy, 67, of the Wampee Community passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.
Mr. Bellamy was born on May 20, 1947. He was a retired Army sergeant.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church in the Popular Community. Burial was held at Mt. Zion AME Church Cemetery with military honors for a retired veteran.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, in the Frank Shields Memorial Chapel.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River served the family.

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

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

Shirley L. Hoffman
Shirley L. Hoffman, 91, of Little River died on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Agape Rehab in Conway.
Born on March 20, 1923, in Torrington, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Paul and Emma Hoffman.
Ms. Hoffman was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include her friend, Bonnie Hewitt of Tabor City, N.C., and her four-legged friend, Sylvester.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connie Sue Wheeler
Connie Sue Wheeler, 66, of Little River died on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Born on July 28, 1948, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Lorene Bennett Viney.
Mrs. Wheeler is survived by her husband of 47 years, Thomas C. “Tom” Wheeler; one son, Brian C. Wheeler; two daughters, Pamela Christine Williams and Sheila Denise Lapinski; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, at Living Water Baptist Church in Longs. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to America’s Keswick, 601 Route 530, Whiting, N.J. 08759 or www.americaskeswick.org.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Wheeler family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM AUGUST 28, 2014 EDITION
Agnes ‘Lucille’ Carr
Agnes “Lucille” Carr, 75, of Little River died on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at her home.
Mrs. Carr is survived by her husband of 56 years, Andrew W. Carr; three children, Luann Nappi, Lori Hanzl (Frank) and Andrew W. Carr (Wendy); one sister, Ardena Horky; and five grandchildren, Lauren Linemulder (Nick), Nicholas Nappi, Justin Hanzl, Alyssa Hanzl and Bennett Carr.
The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, at Lee Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Colleen ‘Jackie’ Derden Cravey
Colleen “Jackie” Derden Cravey, 89, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Little River.
Born on March 2, 1925, in Belleview, Fla., she was the daughter of the late James and Estelle Derden.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Isaac Julian Cravey; four sisters; and two brothers.
Mrs. Cravey grew up and lived most of her life in Macon, Ga. She built airplanes for the federal government and once she moved to Myrtle Beach in 1987 she worked as a real estate agent for Sands Associates and the Hoffman Group for many years. She was a long time member of Ocean View Baptist Church and had a keen eye for finding God’s beauty in everything.
Survivors include two daughters, Sherri Jacqueline Whitmire of Myrtle Beach and Terri K. Cravey of Little River; two grandchildren, Jeffrey S. Whitmire and his wife Tiffany Prout Whitmire of Loris and Angelique Whitmire Gray and her husband John Hamilton Gray of Beaufort; four great-grandchildren, Isaac Whitmire, Jack Gray, AnnaCate Gray and Alice Gray; and one sister, Margaret Shubert of Valdosta, Ga.
The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home and entombment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
Memorials may be made to Ocean View Baptist Church, Food Program, 7300 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
Sign the online guest book at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Bernice Defils
Bernice Defils, 98, of Little River died peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at her daughter’s home.
She was born on May 3, 1916, in Hartford, Conn.
Mrs. Defils is survived by two daughters, Lynda Ruddell Fersch and Jill Ruddell Cloutier (Howard Gerald), both of Little River; three granddaughters, Darienne Cloutier of Conneticutt, Renee’ Froelich (Jon) of Nebraska and Alexandra Hilliard (Reid) of Florida; and four great-grandchildren, Matthew Ballinger, Andrew Ballinger, Sawyer Hilliard and Savannah Hilliard.
Services were private with the family.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Suzanne DuRant Gonya
Suzanne DuRant Gonya, 79, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.
Born on July 10, 1935, in Hartsville, she was the daughter of George Thornton DuRant and Floride Roof DuRant.
Mrs. Gonya graduated in 1957 from Coker College and then did graduate work in medical technology at the Medical University of South Carolina. While in Charleston, she met an Air Force officer, Don Gonya, from New Hampshire. They lived most of their married life in Ellicott City, Md. In 2000, they retired to North Myrtle Beach and she continued to pursue her passions for gardening, travel, bridge and tennis. She was a member of Yaupon Garden Club in North Myrtle Beach and an active community volunteer.
Mrs. Gonya was a generous and gracious woman. She will be remembered for the love and laughter she shared during her well-lived life.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Don Gonya; three children, Jeffrey and his wife Ann of Baltimore, Md., Karen Nickles and her husband Lance of Ellicott City and Gail Willard and her husband Christopher of Raleigh, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Caroline Gonya, Jeffrey “Jay” Gonya Jr., Garrett Nickles, Claire Nickles, Keenan Willard, Emma Willard and Davis Willard.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church or  Yaupon Garden Club c/o Margaret Graham, 1303 Golfview Drive, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Vista Arlaine Bell Hardwick
Vista Arlaine Bell Hardwick, 82, of Aynor entered eternal peace on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.
Born on Jan. 21, 1932, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Rufus Bell and the late Fancie Johnson Bell.
She was predeceased by her husband of more than 36 years, E. James “E.J.” Hardwick Jr.; three brothers, R.E. Bell, Lester Bell and W.T. Bell; and two sisters, Mildred Barnhill and Manthie Rabon.
Mrs. Hardwick was a member of Berea Baptist Church in Galivants Ferry and worked many years in the service industry. She retired from Loris Community Hospital after working many years providing nutritious meals to patients. After retirement, she thoroughly enjoyed spending time tending her flowers and vegetable garden.
Survivors include four sisters, Floree Hill of Thomasville, N.C., Dorothy Cox and Joyce Huggins, both of Loris, and Marie Martin of Latta; five sisters-in-law, Ernestine Bell and Katie Bell, both of Loris, Angie H. Johnson and Agnes H. (Nelson) Roberts, both of Galivants Ferry, and Myrtle L. Hardwick of Cross; three brothers-in-law, L.B. (Barbara) Hardwick of Columbia, Gene A. (Joellen) Hardwick of Loris and Harrell W. (Pat) Hardwick of Conway; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Berea Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Johnny Jenerette. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Visitation followed the burial in the church fellowship hall.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25.
Memorials may be made to Berea Baptist Church Building Fund, 4312 Joyner Swamp Road, Galivants Ferry, S.C. 29544 or to Zoan United Methodist Church, 12345 W. Hwy. 19, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the guest register at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Ruth Fields Johnson
Ruth Fields Johnson, 81, of Little River died on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at her home with her husband by her side.
Born on Aug. 14, 1933, in Jewell Ridge, Va., she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Bertha Green Fields.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ralph H. Johnson; one son, James C. Hale; and one sister, Doris Siedel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Bach. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.  Burial was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Evergreen Cemetery in Belmont, N.C.
A guest book is available at leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

James Robert Medige
James Robert Medige, 32, of Little River died on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.
Mr. Medige was a U.S. Army veteran.
Inurnment was held on Friday, Aug. 22, in Florence National Cemetery in Florence with military honors.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle served the family.

Breck H. Todd
Breck H. Todd, 62, of Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at MUSC in Charleston after a sudden illness.
Born on July 21, 1952, in Conway, he was the son of B.H. Todd and the late Eulee Gause Todd. He was a retired chef and most recently, he worked with his father in his saw mill business.
Mr. Todd graduated from Wampee-Little River High School in 1970 and attended V.P.I. in Virginia. He was an avid reader and loved to cook and work in his garden. He had a love and respect for all living things.
In addition to his father of Longs he is survived by two sisters, Angela Pluta (Randy) of Orangeburg and Susan Hucks (Paul Geeson) of Aynor; six nieces, Melissa Parker (Will), Shanna Andrew (Tray), Stephanie Rea (Raymond), Kimberly Pluta, Marie Page (Drew) and Kristin Todd (Brandon); 10 great-nieces and great-nephews; and a special friend, Amy Johnson.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Wendell Ray and the Rev. Kenny Todd officiating. Burial followed in the Todd Family Cemetery on Highway 90 in Longs.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the funeral home and following the graveside service in the fellowship hall at Sharon Baptist Church.
Memorials may be sent to Gideons International, 4717 Hwy. 90, Conway, S.C. 29526.
An online guest book is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Sarah Lucille Wilson
Sarah Lucille Wilson, 62, of Little River died on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at MUSC in Charleston.
She was a beloved sister, nana and friend.
Born on Sept. 9, 1951, in Hopewell, Va., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mildred Stevenson Wilson.
She was predeceased by one brother, Robert Edward Wilson.
She is survived by one sister, Candace Lane; and three precious nieces, Tori Lane, Madison Lane and Mackenzie Lane, all of Longs.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian, Sisters In Service, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597 or the charity of your choice.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Wilson family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM AUGUST 21, 2014 EDITION

Ronald Alcabes
Ronald Alcabes, 64, of Calabash, N.C., died on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 in SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.
Born on April 15, 1950, in Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Jacques and Molly Roditty Alcabes.
Mr. Alcabes retired as a database administrator for the Internal Revenue Service.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Vickie Alcabes; two sons, Richard Alcabes and wife Lily of Orrville, Ohio, and Daniel Alcabes of Mastic Beach, N.Y.; one brother, Michael Alcabes and wife Joanne of Sayville, N.Y.; and one sister, Sandra Krapf.
Visitation was held from 1-2:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Calabash EMS, P.O. Box 4711, Calabash, NC 28467. Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.

Mary Baeli
Mary Baeli, 99, of Little River died on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the Loris Extended Care Center in Loris.
Born on May 4, 1915, in Lodi, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Josephine LaBarba.
She was predeceased by her husband, Salvatore Baeli; and one daughter, Maria Lymen-Sheridan.
Mrs. Baeli is survived by one son, Joseph R. Baeli (Luciane) of Little River; one  sister, Josephine Asaro; five grandchildren, Andrew Baeli (Anna), Fabrizio Baeli, Lori DiGisi (Charles), Lisa Curry and J.M. Baeli (Marta); six great-grandchildren, Braydon, Anna, Frankie,  Christianna, Christopher and Kylie; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services were private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Baeli family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Letha E. Benton
Letha E. Benton, 86, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at home peacefully in her sleep.
Born on Feb. 12, 1928, in Macon, Ill., she was the daughter of Ralph McLaughlin and Versa Shaw McLaughlin.
She was predeceased by one son, Ronald Dean Benton; one brother, Ralph McLaughlin; and three sisters, Lee Yarling, Grace Walker and Marlene Patton.
Mrs. Benton retired from General Electric in Bloomington, Ill. After retirement and a move to the Grand Strand, she became a courier for the Pathology lab at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. She worked there for 13 years, until she was 82 years old.
Mrs. Benton was a founding member of Bible Baptist Fellowship Church in Little River. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
Survivors include three children, Dr. Philip Benton of Whispering Pines, N.C., Dawn Adams of North Myrtle Beach and Kelly Kletz (Garry) of Bloomington; two sisters, Betty Geisler and Ann Fox; five grandchildren, Stacy Harris, Davey Holloway, Hallie Benton, Lindsay Zalucha and Nick Benton; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Bible Baptist Fellowship Church in Little River. The family received visitors for one hour prior to the service.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Betty Gore Boyd
Betty Gore Boyd, 73, of Conway went to heaven on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.
Born on June 23, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Wilton Chalmus and Belle Boyd Watts.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Jack Ronald Gore; and one brother, W.C. Watts Jr.
Mrs. Boyd was a strong, virtuous lady whose love, compassion and selfless devotion for her family and friends were evident to all who knew her. She was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and cherished the many friendships there. Those who knew her will miss her and will count their lives as richer because of her.
Survivors include two sons, Ron Gore and his wife Christie of Conway and Rich Gore and his wife Gina of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren, Judd, Maggie, Nick and Emma; three brothers, Paul Watts and his wife Pat of Loris, Franklin Watts and his wife Annette of Loris and David Watts and his wife Betty of Conway; several nieces and nephews; and her companion, Jerry Causey of Conway.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Conway with the Rev. Mike Kinlaw and the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel.
Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 5201 Hwy. 905, Conway, S.C. 29526.
An online guest book is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Jerry W. Cain
Jerry W. Cain, 70, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at his home.
Mr. Cain was born in Winston Salem, N.C., the son of the late Eugene Lloyd Cain and Frances Louise Hill.
He was fostered by the late Julie Mae Cain. He was also predeceased by one daughter, Andrea Cain.
Mr. Cain was truly an individual who left a lasting mark on this world. He spoke fervently and with ardor, never mincing his words. His presence echoed and reverberated, guiding the lives of all those he touched. Now, this presence has faded and the world seems a bit less lustrous, but he carries on in all the many that he loved.
He is survived by three sons, Joshua Cain of Bailey, N.C., and Zachary Cain and Gabriel Cain, both of Charleston; one daughter, Sherry Lowell of Charlotte, N.C.; one grandson, James Cain; and one sister, Peggy Myers.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, at his home.
A guest book is available at MyrtleBeachFuneralHome.com.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Billie Jo Logan Davis
Billie Jo Logan Davis, 69, of Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at her residence.
Born on Sept. 27, 1945, in Orangeburg, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Lillie Logan.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wayne Davis.
Mrs. Davis was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth W. Davis and his wife Beth of Mullins; and one grandson, Joseph S. Davis of Myrtle Beach.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, with the Rev.John Gambrell officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
An online guest book is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Horry County Humane Society, 2101 Industrial Park Road, Conway, S.C. 29526.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, served the family.

Robert Barry Deese
Robert Barry Deese, 69, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born in Raleigh, N.C., he was the son of Gladys Sills Deese and the late Robert Ernest Deese.
Mr. Deese was predeceased by one brother, Jerry Deese.
In addition to his mother of Socastee he is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Hodges and her fiancé Alvin Pellum of Goose Creek and Diana Smith and her husband Gary of Greer; one brother, Gary Deese of Socastee; two sisters, Carol Coyle of Atlanta, Ga., and Cheryl Bakis of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandsons, Keith Smith, Daniel Smith, Blake Deese and Justin Hodges; and eight great-grandchildren, Julius, Kylie, Mykala, Cole, Camden, Landon, Tanner and Cali.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Little River.
The family received friends  from 12 p.m. until the time of the service. A reception followed the service in the fellowship hall.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Pearl L. Lawrence
Pearl L. Lawrence, 87, of Little River died on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Summit Place of North Myrtle Beach in Little River.
Born on Nov. 25, 1926, in Biscoe, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Kennie and Lola Luther Luck.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Jack Luck, Rex Luck and Robert Luck; and one sister, Lois Hoots.
Mrs. Lawrence is survived by two children, Kenneth Soranno (April) and Jennie Canestrino (Lewis); two sisters, Bonnie Campbell and Dorothy Luper; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18, at Lee Funeral Home. A funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908 or Mercy Care Hospice, 8216 Devon Court, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Juanita Fowler Porter
Juanita Fowler Porter, 81, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston.
Born on Sept. 24, 1932, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Jettie Roscoe and Essie Mae Lewis Fowler.
She was predeceased by two brothers William Rosco Fowler and Charles Wayne Fowler.
Mrs. Porter was a member of Sandy Plain Baptist Church in Tabor City.
She is survived by her husband, LD Porter of the home; two daughters, Wanda Porter Bardill (Chuck) of Sanford , N.C., and Sandra Porter McCormick (Larry) of Tabor City; one brother, Jerry Fowler of Loris; three sisters, Willa Mae Norris of Tabor City, Irene Phipps of Tabor City and Kathleen Fipps of Loris; four grandchildren, Jason Turner, Faith Bardill, Conner McCormick and Deeanna McCormick; one great-grandchild, Trae Turner; and extended family, Corbin Clemons, Nicholas Clemons and Nathan Clemons.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Sandy Plain Baptist Church with burial following in the Porter Cemetery.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Glenda Kincer Shipe
Glenda Kincer Shipe, 69, of Longs went home to her Lord on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.
Mrs. Shipe was the widow of Charles Edward Shipe.
She was predeceased by her parents, Carl and Alva Kincer; three sisters, Doris, Janet and Barbara; and two brothers, J.C. and Alton.
Survivors include her daughter, Denisa Vaught of Little River; two sons, Richard Vaught and his wife Chelle of Clemmons, N.C., and Brian Vaught and his wife Shannon of Rural Retreat, Va.; one sister, Carla Whitlow of Wilmington, N.C.; three grandchildren, Brianna Butler, Marissa Butler and Blaine Vaught; three great-grandchildren, Landon, Ava and Lexi Dew; several nieces and nephews; and close personal friends, the Frye and Vance families.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Faith Wesleyan Church, P.O. Box 1926, Little River, S.C. 29566.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Leamon Duvall Suggs
Leamon Duvall Suggs, 84, of Green Sea died on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.
Born on Dec. 27, 1929, in Old Dock, N.C., he was the son of the late William Kirby and Olena Formyduval Suggs.
Mr. Suggs was a retired mechanic and farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Wilhelmenia Lancaster Suggs of the home; two sons, Steven L. Suggs and Darrell D. Suggs, both of Green Sea; and one sister, Berline Stocks of Whiteville, N.C.
Graveside services were held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.
Charitable donations may be made to Cherry Grove Baptist Church, 9833 Swamp Fox Hwy. W., Cerro Gordo, N.C. 28430.
Meares Funeral Home of Fair Bluff, N.C., served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM AUGUST 14, 2014 EDITION

Leila Madgelene Vereen ‘Madge’ Bellamy
Leila Madgelene Vereen “Madge” Bellamy, 88, of Little River passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at her home. Fondly known as “Madge” by family and friends, her beautiful soul went peacefully to the Lord surrounded by her loving family. Madge was the youngest child of seven, born to James Hampton Vereen and Beulah Florence Vereen in Little River on July 10, 1926.
Madge was predeceased by her parents; sisters Violet and Joretta Vereen, Mabel Mills and Evelyn Snowden; brothers Cleveland and Edison Vereen and her granddaughter Dawn Tiffany Harrell.
She was married to Charles F. Bellamy, who passed away on May, 11, 2009. They were married on Dec. 24, 1943, and celebrated 65 wonderful years of marriage in 2008. She loved her husband, children and grandchildren deeply and unconditionally.
Madge was a homemaker and considered her role of wife and mother as the most important job in the world. She considered her family a gift from God and worked tirelessly to make her life’s work a reflection of her belief.
She is survived by daughter Sherrie Bellamy of North Myrtle Beach; son Timothy Bellamy and daughter-in-law Pauline of Lincoln, R.I.; daughter Pamela Bellamy Quinn and her husband Steve of La Jolla, Calif., and daughter Portia Bellamy of Charlotte, N.C.
Madge is also survived by grandsons Shawn Bellamy and granddaughter-in-law Elizabeth of Little River, Christopher Bellamy of Lincoln, Austin Quinn of La Jolla, Calif.; and great-grandsons Cody Sayre and wife Liz of Camarillo, Calif., Morgan Schutte of Slidell, LA, and Wyatt and Logan Bellamy of Little River.
She is also survived by daughter Mounira and husband Tony Kamar and grandson David of Ash, N.C., and by daughters Diana Brown of Charlotte and Alexandra Huggins of Cary, N.C.
Having a large, extended family, Madge is survived by sisters-in-law Mary Livingston of Longs, Juanita Bellamy of Ash, N.C., Nova Bellamy of Phillipsburg, N.J.; brother-in-law Edwin Bellamy and his wife Lois of Little River; and many nieces and nephews locally in the Carolinas and the northeast.
Along with Charles, Madge was a charter member of Living Stones Baptist Church in Longs with final membership being with River of Life Baptist Church in Sunset Beach, N.C. Church fellowship was a vital part of her life and one she missed as she became homebound in later years. In earlier years, she was a member of the Women’s Missionary Society and was a long-time member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Madge always expressed love to members of her family and her appreciation for their assistance. She was especially thankful for nephews Charles Vereen, Gene Boyd, nieces Peggy and Deanna Vereen and cousin Deborah Causey for every wonderful act of love and help to her over the years. She was grateful for the care that grandson Shawn gave in maintaining the family property and to Liz, Wyatt and Logan who were faithful in checking in on “Grandma” with loving help. The family is thankful to Aunt Mary Livingston and cousins Sylvia Kenney and Harry Livingston Jr. for all their love, support and frequent visits for so many years. Words cannot express the love for Mounira who gave her not only love, but provided the best at home professional health care. Madge considered Mounira “my angel.”
Visitation was held on Sunday, Aug. 10, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a celebration of life service at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Memorials in her memory may be given to InCare Hospice, 4685 Hwy. 17 S. Bypass, Myrtle Beach or 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.

Richard Parlett Caines Sr.
Richard Parlett Caines Sr., 71, of Loris passed away on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at MUSC in Charleston following an illness.
Born on Oct. 23, 1942, in Loris, he was the son of the late Parlett Tillman Caines and the late Dessie Canada Caines.
Mr. Caines served his country with courage and honor in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He worked for 30 years with the AVX Corporation and upon retiring he started Land Works Inc. specializing in construction until his second retirement.
Mr. Caines was a longtime active member of Beulah Baptist Church where he served in numerous capacities throughout his life but will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Causey Caines of the home; one son, Rick Caines, Jr. (Blair) of North Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Amanda Richelle Caines of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren, Jillian Caines and Jackson Caines, both of North Myrtle Beach; one brother, William Royce Caines (Cary) of Seneca; and four sisters, Flora C. Carroll (Jim) of Aiken, Rachel C. Kisiah of Florence, Loretta C. Peele (Charlie) of Gainesville, Fla., and Melba C. Payne (Sam) of Charlotte, N.C.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, at Beulah Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Rogers and the Rev. Thelton Powell officiating. Committal services will follow at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, at Beulah Baptist Church fellowship hall prior to services.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Hazel Strickland Duncan
Hazel Strickland Duncan, 77, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Born on Aug. 23, 1936, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late John Drawdy Strickland and the late Mertie Hollomon Strickland.
She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. D. Griffin Duncan; one great-grandson, Matthew Bellamy; and one brother, J. Drawdy Strickland Jr.
Mrs. Duncan and her husband began ministering for their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Norfolk, Va., in 1975. They shared the word of God from Virginia, South Carolina, New Mexico, Maine to New Hampshire. They completed their service for the Lord in their home community of Horry County.
Mrs. Duncan was a devoted member of the Conway Church of God where she will be remembered for her card ministry.
She leaves behind her loving family; three daughters, Doreen Rogers (Kenny) of North Myrtle Beach, Rhonda Hudson (Larry) of Charlottesville, Va., and Cindy Taylor (Wayne) of Tarboro, N.C.; two sons, Buddy Duncan (Annette) of Grifton, N.C., and Kenny Duncan (Brenda) of Gorham, Maine; her dear sister, Shirley Rhodes of Loris; her devoted brother, Larry Wayne Strickland (Barbara) of Conway; one sister-in-law, Jane Strickland of Poquoson, Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Larry Hudson and the Rev. Stuart Jacobs officiating.  Burial followed at Buck Creek Cemetery in Longs.
Memorials may be made to the Matthew Bellamy Project, 574 Ramblewood Circle, Little River, S.C. 29566.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Billy Wayne Elliott
Billy Wayne Elliott, 54, of Loris passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his home following an illness.
Born on Oct. 20, 1959, in Lake View, he was the son of the late Jeffery Junior Elliott and the late Eunice Lewis Elliott Thomas.
Mr. Elliott was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his loving wife, Terry Mae Elliott of the home; three step-sons, Billy N. Perritt, Michael Perritt and Terry Perritt, all of Conway; one step-daughter, Theresa Causey of Conway; two brothers, Robert Elliott and David Elliott, both of Loris; two sisters, Taffy Carroll of Conway and Velvie Fowler of Stanley, N.C.; five step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Lake View Cemetery in Lake View.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Daniel Joseph ‘Dan’ Hurt II
Daniel Joseph “Dan” Hurt II, 67, of North Myrtle Beach and Port Charlotte, Fla., lost his battle with an illness that he had diligently fought for 32 years on Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Born on Oct. 29, 1946, in Appomattox, Va., he was the son of the late Walker Joseph and Nettie Davidson Hurt.
Mr. Hurt served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge he attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he earned his BS in pharmacy in 1974. He owned and operated The Pill Shoppe in Chatham, Ill., for over 10 years. Although his health prevented him from continuing his practice after 1996, he continued his education and maintained his license. While in Chatham he also contributed to his community as a champion soccer coach and religious educator at St. Joseph’s Church for over 15 years.
Mr. Hurt loved spending time with his family and friends and traveling, especially to National Parks. He also enjoyed drag racing, NASCAR and antique cars. He was a member of the Chicora and Studebaker Car Clubs and the American Legion for many years. In North Myrtle Beach he attended Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church and was a religious educator for many years. In Port Charlotte he attended St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church and participated in multiple activities with the Knights of Columbus. He was scheduled to be appointed a Knight of the Fourth Order.
Mr. Hurt proved himself to be one of the strongest people we know. He constantly fought the illness he knew he couldn’t conquer. He was a warrior who showed us all how to never give up the fight.
He is survived by his wife, Donna K. Bumgarner Hurt; two daughters, Michelle Riggs (Robert) of Port Charlotte and Becky Flynn (Sean) of Pawleys Island; six grandchildren, Zoe Riggs, Sophia Riggs, Sean Flynn Jr., Evelyn Flynn, Veronica Flynn and Cooper Flynn; four siblings, Roberta Tucker of Rustburg, Va., Rebecca Coleman of Madison Heights, Va., VeLinda Reynolds (Dennis) of Manning and William Hurt of Monroe, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Port Charlotte. His internment will be at Old Herman Cemetery at the Surrendering Grounds in Appomattox at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family at 121 Leland St., SW, Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

Willie Freeman ‘Butch’ Johnson Jr.
Willie Freeman “Butch” Johnson Jr., 56, of Aynor passed away on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at his home.
Born on June 26, 1958, he was the son of the late Willie Freeman Johnson Sr. and Shirley Lee Johnson of Aynor.
In addition to his father he was predeceased by one sister, Phyliss Teresa Johnson; his grandparents, Zode Hampton Johnson and Zelphia Zurrie Jones Johnson and William “Bill” Johnson and Leona Johnson; one brother, Donald Jason Johnson; and one uncle, Mike Johnson.
In addition to his mother he is survived by two sons, David Luke Johnson and Daniel Caleb Johnson, both of Conway; one granddaughter, Charlee Hope Johnson of Nichols; three uncles, Earl Johnson of Conway, Charlie Johnson of North Carolina and William Johnson of Charleston, and one special uncle, Lloyd Johnson and his wife Brittie of Aynor; two aunts, Mary Jane Jackson and Armatha Johnson Barnhill, both of Aynor, and one special aunt, Patricia J. Stefanides; two nephews, Jason Johnson of North Carolina and Jarad Johnson of Loris; special cousins, Justin Currier, his son, James, and his mother, Janet Johnson, all of Aynor; and many more cousins.
No service is planned at this time.
Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor is serving the family.

James Robert ‘Shorty’ Norris Sr.
James Robert “Shorty” Norris Sr., 68, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at his home following an illness.
Born on April 8, 1946, in Loris, he was the son of the late Robert Lee Norris and Iva Dean Cox Norris.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Estaline Norris Rhodes.
Mr. Norris worked as a brick mason and was a Baptist. He was an avid hunter and fisherman but will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Norris of the home; two sons, James R. Norris Jr. and his wife Debbie and Kevin Collel Norris, all of Loris; one daughter, Susan Ann Lamb and her fiancé Charlie Todd of Loris; five grandchildren, April Marie Norris, Eric Mitchell Norris, Kevin Nicholas Norris, Tyler Joshua Lamb and Charley Haiden Todd; one brother, Frank Norris and his wife Ernestine of Loris; and two sisters, Christine N. Strickland and Sandra Kay Causey, both of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services followed at Old Springfield Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Hardwick Funeral Home and on Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 12 noon until the time of service.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Phife Charles Ross
Phife Charles Ross, 88, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, after a long, healthy life and a brief and courageous battle with cancer.
Born on Jan. 12, 1926, in Kannapolis, N.C., he was the son of Henry Grady Ross and Hama Castor Ross.
Mr. Ross worked as an office boy for Cannon Mills where he learned how to run tabulating machines, the pre-cursors of modern computers.  In 1943, at age 17, he was selected for the Navy V-5 aviation program. At the end of the naval aviation program, he was asked to join the Army Machine Records Unit, where he completed his service in 1946.
Mr. Ross attended Duke University and Kings College. He was a certified public accountant. He joined George G. Scott & Co. public accounting firm and was named partner in 1958. In 1967, he joined Valdese Manufacturing Company, where he served as treasurer and later president, until 1979. He worked as CFO of Harriet and Henderson Yarns until his retirement in 1991.
Upon their retirement, the Rosses moved to North Myrtle Beach where he was an avid golfer. He got his first hole-in-one in 1995, followed by five more over the next 15 years.  In 2001, at age 75, he beat his age by carding a round of 74 at Beachwood Golf Course in North Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Ross was proud of his career and accomplishments, but more than anything he loved his family and the time they spent together. The family enjoyed many years of gatherings in North Myrtle Beach with laughter, good food and great stories. The most recent family gathering took place July 24-29 of this year.
He is survived by his wife, Hilda Edmiston Ross; three daughters, Kathy Ross Lane and her husband David Lane of Advance, N.C., Karin Elaine Ross and her partner Heather Forbis of Statesville, N.C., and Kelly Leigh Ross and her husband Bill Whisenant of Chapel Hill, N.C.; son Kevin Charles Ross and his partner Karen Suttles of Morganton, N.C.; six grandchildren, Jennifer Lane Moser of Wilmington, N.C., Megan Elizabeth Lane of Chicago, Ill., Benjamin Ross Bedinger of Statesville, Kristin Elaine Bedinger of New York, N.Y., Alison Ross Whisenant of Raleigh, N.C., and William Ross Whisenant of Wilmington; two great-grandsons, Luke Patrick Moser and Jackson Ross Bedinger; cousins whom he pronounced brothers for life a few weeks before his death; one sister, Graydene Ross Kidd and her husband Hoke Kidd; and one nephew, Tim Kidd and his wife Janice Kidd.
The family wishes to thank all the friends and neighbors who have been very supportive. They also wish to thank Mercy Care Hospice of Myrtle Beach.
A service celebrating his life was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Care Hospice at 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572 or to the charity of your choice.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Ross family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

James ‘Jimmy’ Terrell
James “Jimmy” Terrell, 73, of Little River died on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.
Mr. Terrell was born on April 18, 1941.
He is survived by three sisters, Pat (Robert) Bordeaux, Hazel (Hubby) Bellamy and Dee Crotts; and a devoted friend, Mary Helen Barwick.
A special thank you to Beacon Hospice workers, Carey McCracken and Sheena Bryan.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Fountain of Life Ministries in Conway.
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Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Gary D. Winkler
Gary D. Winkler, 65, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 7, 1948, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Thomas B. and Rita H. Winkler.
Mr. Winkler enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf. He was a United States Army Vietnam veteran and served his country proudly.
He is survived by the four loves of his life, his wife of 35 years, Barbara Winkler; one son, Joe Winkler; one daughter, Katelyn Winkler; and his beloved pet, Sophie.
A mass of christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Canine Angels, 98 Shadow Moss Place, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
An online guest book is available to view and sign at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home and Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

James Erskin Young
James Erskin Young, 88,  of North Myrtle Beach died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on March 4, 1926, in Florence, he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin Young and Mae Spivey Young of Tabor City, N.C.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, William Franklin Young of Tabor City.
Mr. Young was a product of the Tabor City schools and was formerly employed with Burlington Industries before joining the United States Post Office in 1959 where he worked in the office for 22 years. He served an additional 17  years as a rural mail carrier with a route extending all the way to the South Carolina line.
While living in Tabor City, he led an active life. He was a deacon of Tabor City Baptist Church where he also served in capacities as superintendent of the training union department and Sunday school teacher. He was also past president of the Jaycees and received their Most Distinguished Citizen Award.
He was very involved in children’s achievements in church, school, musical arts and in the sports arena. He also served as chairman of the Tabor City School Board for many years.
He was Past Worshipful Master of Masonic Lodge 563 AF&AM. He was extremely proud to see his three children graduate from college.
Following retirement in 1989, Erskin and Joyce settled into their beach cottage in the Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Young was a current member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach where he had enjoyed the Nifty Fifties and his Sunday school class.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joyce Garrell Young of the home; three children, Brenda Young Singletary of North Myrtle Beach, James Erskin “Jaey” Young II and his wife Pam of Louisburg, N.C., and Martha Ann Young Gordon and her husband Dan of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; and six grandchildren, Claire Cottrell Young (Bee Pruitt), David Singletary (Emily), James Erskin Young III (Chip and Brittany), Brian Gordon, Trevor Vaughan and Grace Gordon.
A celebration of life was held on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. Visitation was from 11 to 11:45 a.m. with the memorial service held at noon. Cremains were interred at 4 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
Memorials may be made to The Kings Karpenters, c/o First Baptist Church, 200 Hwy. 17, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or Mercy Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home and Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM AUGUST 7, 2014 EDITION

Robert Ernest ‘Bob’ Allen
Robert Ernest “Bob” Allen, 93, of Shallotte, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Autumn Care in Shallotte.
He was born on Oct. 28, 1920, in Glen Cove, N.Y.
He graduated from Friends Academy in 1938 and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1942. He later joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served as a commissioned officer on the submarine U.S.S. Chopper. He worked as an engineer for Ingersoll Rand Co. from 1945-83. He and his late wife, Dr. Margaret Schilling, retired to Brunswick County in 1983. In 2010 they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He was a member of Shallotte Presbyterian Church and served for nearly three decades.
He is survived by two sons, Ray Allen and his wife Laurie and Richard Allen and wife Loretta; and four granddaughters, Ruby, Rose, Rachel and Amy.
A memorial service was held at Shallotte Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, with the Rev. John Causey officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Shallotte Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 3256, Shallotte, N.C. 28459.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte served the family.

James Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Bell
James Ronald “Ronnie” Bell, 66, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.
Born on Dec. 2, 1947, in Robeson County, N.C., he was the son of the late Betty Grady and James Cleveland Bell Jr.
He is survived by one brother, Terry Bell and his wife Linda of Tabor City; two nephews, Bradley Bell of Little River and Jeffery Bell of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; and his step-mother, Jane Scott Bell of Greenville, N.C.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, in Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.
The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the home of his brother, Terry Bell.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

John David Gunner Johnson
John David Gunner Johnson, 89, of Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 4, 1925, in North Jackson, Ohio, he was the son of the late Gunner August and Anna Christina Lind Johnson.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one son, John David Johnson; and one sister, Dorothy White.
Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an engineer with Aerospace before retiring with The Department of Navy, U.S. Government. He was a devout man of God and was a member of Melech Ha Olam (King of The Universe) Messianic Congregation and Our Living Saviour Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Collins Johnson; one son, Eric Johnson and his wife Sharon of Ohio; two daughters, Margaret Drake and her husband Doug and Doreen Dyer and her husband Robert, all of Maryland; one step-son, Mark Collins and his wife Renee of Whiteville, N.C.; one daughter, Connie Grant and her husband Thomas Krzykowski of Loris; one brother, Leonard Johnson of Ohio; two sisters, Mary Scherler and Margaret Prosey, both of Ohio; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service was held on Thursday, July 31, at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3, at Melech Ha Olam Synagogue in Myrtle Beach.
Memorials may be made to Melech Ha Olam, P.O. Box 7774, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Minnie Graham Johnson
Minnie Graham Johnson, 96, of Loris passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Agape Hospice of Conway following an illness.
Born on March 19, 1918, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Memory E. and Helen Chestnut Graham.
She was predeceased by her husband, L. Hicks Johnson; one infant daughter, Kitty Johnson; two grandchildren, Renee Sharpe and Brunson Hendrix III; two brothers, Alton Graham and Cecil Graham; and three sisters, Eula Graham, Fannie Jordan and Leona Eason.
Mrs. Johnson worked with the Horry County Board of Voter Registration and was a longtime member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Harry (Pi) Johnson Sr. of Chapin; one daughter, Elena Hendrix of Columbia; three grandchildren, James Johnson Jr. of Murrells Inlet, Shawn Hendrix of Greensboro, N.C., and Teresa (Steve) Carter of Greenwood; and four great-grandchildren, Noah Carter, Rachel Carter, Wallace Johnson and Brandon Hendrix.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Agape Hospice in Conway and Mrs. Johnson’s special friends, Jane Martin, Phyllis Faircloth and Michael and Nicole Murphy, for their compassionate care and friendship.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at Pleasant View Baptist Church with the Rev. John Forbes and the Rev. John Watts  officiating. Committal services followed at Red Oak Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, July 30, at Pleasant View Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church, 13403 Hwy. 19, Nichols, S.C. 29581 or Zoan United Methodist Church, 12345 Hwy. 19, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Donald Keith ‘Daddy Don’ McCord
Donald Keith “Daddy Don” McCord, 81, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
He was born on Feb. 26, 1933, in Paris, Ky.
Donald was predeceased by his wife, June Bridges Snead McCord, who died on Oct. 12, 2013; and one son, Stanley Stewart Snead.
Mr. McCord had the opportunity to live in the United Kingdom and Germany. This adventure took him to the Middle East, Russia and throughout Europe. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with 21 years of service.
Surviving are three children, George Ingram Snead, Robert Keith McCord and Karen Sue Caudill; three grandchildren, Kellie Ray Pierce, Ashley Brook Martin and Kasey Lee Martin; three great-grandchildren, Haley Nicole Pierce, Sophia Marie Tallman and Eleanor Lee Sallee; and his beloved extended family, Barbara, Linda, Becky, Joe, Davene and Jake.
A celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, at Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach. Burial followed in Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach with full military honors accorded by the United States Air Force.
Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Alzheimer’s Association, 1105 48th Ave. N., Suite 109, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Charles W. Mullin III
Charles W. Mullin III, 43, of Loris passed away on Thursday, July 17. 2014.
Born on June 25, 1971, in Yonkers, N.Y., he was the son of Charles W. Mullin Jr. and the late Angelina Troccoli.
In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by one brother-in-law, Pete Van Sant.
Mr. Mullin was a member of the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Loris.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth A. Mullin of Loris; one daughter, Brooke Lynn Mullin of Loris; his father, Charles W. Mullin Jr. of Colorado; two brothers, William Mullin and his wife Maria and Michael Mullin, all of Loris; two sisters, Micheale Van Sant of Colorado and Dorothy Christman of Brewster, N.Y.; one half brother, David Marden of New York; 15 nieces and nephews, Billy Mullin, Kristina Mullin, Emily Mullin, Kayleigh Mullin, Angela Hudson and her husband Jamie, Melissa Van Sant, Anthony Roeglin, Karl Christman, Jennifer Christman, Stephanie Rogers, Michael Mangione, Alex Flowers, Christopher Flowers, Amanda Flowers and Amore Flowers; his in-laws, Elizabeth Flowers of Loris and Raymond Flowers of Connecticut; and eight great-nieces and great-nephews, Merida Hudson, Aiden Hudson, Jordan Mullin, Anna Bella Mullin, Zoey Mullin, Brianna Rogers, Noah Rogers and Dallas Rogers.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Ann Lee Howell Parker
Ann Lee Howell Parker, 80, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Mebane, N.C., died on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Sept. 9, 1933, in Gaston County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Willa Lee McGee Howell.
She was predeceased by her husband, Connelly Phelps Parker; one daughter, Melinda Parker Ward; and one sister, Charlie Wilkinson.
Mrs. Parker is survived by her son, Connelly P. “C.P.” Parker and his wife Tami of North Myrtle Beach; one sister, Barbara Owen of Gastonia, N.C.; five grandchildren, Chris Ward and his wife Laurie of Mebane, Kyle Ward and his wife Tiffany, Ashley Woolley and her husband Chris, Sarah Phelps and her husband Michael, all of Raleigh, N.C., and Cameron Parker of North Myrtle Beach; and one great-grandchild, Baleigh Ward of Mebane.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, at Mt. Zion Church in Mebane.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Parker family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Rena Dakotah Springs
Rena Dakotah Springs, 18, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Loris from injuries received in an auto accident.
Born on Oct. 7, 1995, in Loris, she was the daughter of Georgia Springs and the late Raymond Owens Springs.
In addition to her father, Dakotah was predeceased by her great-grandfather, George Morgan Springs; and her grandfather, John Henry Jackson.
Miss Dakotah worked at Hamburger Joe’s and was a Baptist.
In addition to her mother of the home, she is survived by one brother; Elijah Springs of Loris; her grandmother, Gloria Ann Springs Jackson of Loris; her great-grandmother, Isabelle Stanley Springs of Loris; her paternal grandparents, Joe and Lucy Oliver of Greensboro, N.C.; one uncle, Jackie Jackson of Little River; two aunts, Joni Jackson of Loris and Jill Roszel of Little River; a special cousin, Sullivan Atkinson of Loris; one step-sister, Molly Millican of The Dalles, Oregon; a special childhood friend, McKenzie Harley of Loris; and many loving great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Loris First Baptist Church with the Rev. Hunter Johnson officiating. Committal services followed at Harrelson Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorial donations in remembrance of Miss Dakotah Springs will be announced.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Mamie Paul Rhodes Stoudenmire
Mamie Paul Rhodes Stoudenmire, 89, of Loris died on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris after an extended illness.
She was born in Estill in Hampton County.
Mrs. Stoudenmire was the last surviving child born to the late Julian Edgar Rhodes and Ellen Britton Rhodes. Her siblings were Daniel Benjamin Rhodes, Mary Marguerite R. Kittles, Julian Edgar Rhodes Jr., Hugh Britton Rhodes, Addie Gertrude Rhodes, Thomas Wright Rhodes, Mary Alice R. Rogers, John Jenkins Rhodes, James Fickling Rhodes, Milton Theodore Rhodes, Julia Ellen R. Holyfield and David Rhodes.  She was the wife of the late David Edward (Ed) Stoudenmire Sr.; the mother of Linda S. Thompson of Sanford, N.C., Ellen S. Sellars of Mullins and David E. Stoudenmire Jr. of Loris; the grandmother of Brian G. Smith of Pittsboro, N.C., John Paul Sellars of Lexington, Caroline S. Counts of Hendersonville, N.C., and Julia S. Drennen of Quantico, Va.; the great-grandmother of Mikayla L. Smith and Dakota J. Smith of Pittsboro, N.C., Brayton Dean Nobles of Quantico and Clark Edward Counts of Hendersonville; a very special and dear friend, Jacquelyn Mishoe of Loris; and her caregiver and friend for many years, Joan Griffin of Loris.
She leaves behind many friends who will forever cherish her memory.
Mrs. Stoudenmire, a nurse by trade, was also a homemaker, a member of Loris First United Methodist Church, Loris Garden Club and other Christian circles and worked in civic affairs throughout her life.
Visitation was held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, at 3912 Bryant St. in Loris.  Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Loris First United Methodist Church.  Burial services were held at 5 p.m. at Lawtonville Cemetery in Estill on Sunday, Aug. 3.
Memorials may be made to Loris First United Methodist Church, 3507 Broad St., Loris, S.C. 29569 or Lawtonville Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 200, Estill, S.C. 29918.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.