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 Obituaries


OBITUARIES FROM JULY 24, 2014 EDITION

Margaret ‘Maggie’ D. Bowker
Margaret “Maggie” D. Bowker, 79, of Little River peacefully entered her eternal rest on Sunday, July 13, 2014, with her husband of 59 years and her children at her side.
Born on Feb. 6, 1935, in Cortland, N.Y., she was the daughter of Albert and Florence Durkee. She was the fifth out of nine children.
She was predeceased by five brothers.
Mrs. Bowker and her husband had an incredible marriage devoted to each other, together raising three children. Her greatest love was being a wife and mother and caring for her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her grand dogs (Acer and Louie). She loved the Lord and serving as part of Care and Concerns at her church for many years, using her gifts to offer the hand of loving care to others who were hurting.
She is survived by four children, Carlton “Pete” Bowker, Cyndy (Matt) Aremia, Diane Bowker and Tom (Shari) Bowker; four grandchildren, Michael (Kristin) Aremia, Michelle (Luke) Mitchell, Nicholas Aremia and Sean Thomas Bowker; three great-granddaughters, Halie, Kadance and Aaliyah; one great-grandson, Griffin Scott; three sisters, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law on both Bowker and Durkee sides of the family; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service celebrating all the Lord has done through Mrs. Bowker in her lifetime will be celebrated at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach at 11 a.m. on Aug. 23.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 6th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 and Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
The family wishes to thank so many in caring for Mrs. Bowker especially Dr. Goldberg and the staff at Coastal Cancer Center and the hospice team at Mercy Care.
A guest book is available at MyrtleBeachFuneralHome.com.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Retha Mae Stroud Bellamy
Retha Mae Stroud Bellamy, 83, of Loris entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston following a brief illness.
Born on Sept. 30, 1930, in Green Sea, she was the daughter of the late William Bertie Stroud and the late Rose Anna Strickland Stroud.
She was predeceased by her husband, James R. Bellamy Sr.; six brothers, Von Stroud, Honrea Stroud, Ellery Stroud, Dafus Stroud, Ceph Stroud and Vernon Stroud; three sisters, Anna Lois Stroud, Kitty Dozier and Rosa Lee Kotelly; and  one son-in-law, David R. Stevens.
Mrs. Bellamy retired as a nurse after 30 years in the profession, working first at the McLeod infirmary in Florence and last at Loris Community Hospital. Following her retirement, she and her husband enjoyed traveling, fishing, gardening and bird watching while sitting on their back porch. She also enjoyed cooking for her family and taking care of everyone she loved. She was a member of Buck Creek Baptist Church in Longs.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Boyd and Cindy Stevens, both of Loris; three step-sons, James R. Bellamy Jr. (Aurelia) of Longs, William Larry Bellamy (Cynthia) of Loris and Mark S. Bellamy (Cheryl) of Ninety Six; one step-daughter, LeRhonda Byrd (Doug) of Travelers Rest; two sisters, Bernice Norris of Tabor City, N.C., and Louise Stroud (William) of Loris; one brother, Robert Clayton Stroud (Carol) of Rock Hill; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Bellamy’s loving caregivers, Barbara Johstono, Irene Phipps, Iva Mincey and Brenda Graham.
The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, in the sanctuary of Buck Creek Baptist Church with a service following. The Rev. Alvin Jackson and the Rev. Jon Johnson officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family also received friends at Mrs. Bellamy’s residence.
Memorials may be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church, 11483 Hwy. 905 N., Longs, S.C. 29568.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Bernard Peter ‘Pete’ Chatell
Bernard Peter “Pete” Chatell, 85, of Little River, formerly of Henrietta, N.Y., died on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home.
Born on June 5, 1929, in North Stockholm, N.Y., he was the son of the late Peter A. and Edna Hutchinson Chatell.
He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Mary Beverly McGregor-Chatell; his wife of nine years, Dolores Feathers-Chatell; and two sisters, Janet Curtis of Brasher Falls, N.Y., and Olive Moulton of Madrid, N.Y.
Mr. Chatell served as town councilman for the town of Henrietta for nine years and was a life member of the Henrietta Fire District where he served for 28 years. He was also a member of the racing drill team, the Ol’ Henries.
He is survived by two children, P. Matthew Chatell of Washington, D.C., and Maria Davis (Michael) of Loris; two sisters, Vera LaBarge of Massena, N.Y., and Louise Pierce of Norwood, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Chris Davis and Samantha Davis; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 21, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD  21727 or donate@firehero.org.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Chatell family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Dawn Marie Houppert Gascho
Dawn Marie Houppert Gascho, 53, of Conway passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on Aug. 12, 1960, in Lowville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Carole Cobb Houppert.
Mrs. Gascho worked as a convenience store manager and was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Croghan, N.Y.
Survivors include her father and step-mother, Arthur and Shirley Houppert of New York; her husband, John Gascho of Conway; one daughter, Jennifer Houppert and her fiancé, Stephan Kopanycia of North Myrtle Beach; one granddaughter, Sophia Kopanycia of North Myrtle Beach; and many loving brothers, sisters, step-brothers and step-sisters.
A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 25, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Croghan with committal services following in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Robert John Sillsbury Sr.
Robert John Sillsbury Sr., 52, of Loris passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following a short illness.
Born on Oct. 30, 1961, in Pompton Plains, N.J., he was the son of the late Martin Sillsbury and the late Grace Fisher Sillsbury.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Gerald Sillsbury, Andrew Everett and John Everett.
Mr. Sillsbury was the retired owner of Wholesale Granite & Marble and was a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Maureen Sillsbury of the home; one son, Robert J. Sillsbury Jr. and his wife Ashley of Loris; one daughter, Jessica G. Moore and her husband Jacob of Loris; two grandchildren, Kaelyn Sillsbury and Serana Moore, both of Loris; his step-mother, Sally Sillsbury of Franklin, N.J.; two brothers, Martin S. Sillsbury of Pennsylvania and Mark Sillsbury of Conway; and four sisters, Bette Lou Hair and her husband Leo of Hope Mills, N.C., Grace Akers and her husband Charles of Wanaque, N.J., Georgianna Haselden and her husband John of Hemingway and Debbie Everett of Conway.
A memorial service at Dogwood Hill Baptist Church will be announced by Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Brenda Darlene Smith
Brenda Darlene Smith, 63, of Loris passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on Dec. 25, 1950, in Covington, Va., she was the daughter of the late Eugene C. Smith and the late Nellie Jane Smith.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Cordie Smith Berry, Martha Smith Hoffman and Hazel Smith Winchester.
Miss Smith worked as a security guard and was a Baptist. She will be most remembered as a loving sister, aunt and friend.
Survivors include one sister, Anna Planty and her husband Steven of Loris; and one brother, Charles Smith and his wife Marianne of Maryland.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, at Meadowridge Memorial Park at 7250 Washington Blvd. in Elkridge, MD 21075 with Pastor Mack Hutson officiating. Visitation was held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 21, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at 950 48th Ave. N., #101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Cynthia Lynn McDowell Todd
Cynthia Lynn McDowell Todd, 52, of Loris lost her battle with dermatomyositis on Monday, July 21, 2014, with her family by her side.
She was born on July 9, 1962.
She was predeceased by one brother, Ronnie McDowell; her grandparents, Leona and Worth McDowell and Geneva and Sam Small; and her father-in-law, Johnnie W. Todd.
Mrs. Todd was a loving mother who always enjoyed being with her family, NASCAR races, country music and the beach. She was a member of Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She was employed with ESCOD Industries of North Myrtle Beach as Human Resource Coordinator for 22 years, Loris Community Hospital in the business office for five years and co-owner of Allsbrook Grocery and Grill with her husband from 2007-13.
She is survived by her parents, Junior McDowell and Mildred Waddell and husband Jiggs; her loving husband, Johnny Wallace Todd; two wonderful children, Kandis Ashley Todd Tucker and her husband Sam and Justin Wallace Todd and his girlfriend Emily Johnson; two sisters, June McDowell Vaught and her husband Steve, and her daughter Lauren, and Judy McDowell Holmes and her husband Billy, and their son Christopher; two brothers, Ken McDowell and Mitchell McDowell; one sister-in-law, Kaye Causey and her husband Donald, and their children, Krystal Gregory and her husband Philip and Kimberly Strickland and her husband Billy and their children, Quentin, Brayden and Bailey; and her mother-in-law, Ruby Todd.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, at Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Ragsdale Allsbrook and the Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in the  Cherry Hill Cemetery.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Franklin Theodore ‘Ted’ Watson
Franklin Theodore “Ted” Watson, 50, of Little River passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Agape Rehabilitation of Conway following an illness.
Born on Jan. 30, 1964, in Loris, he was the son of Lois Sanderson Watson of Graham, N.C., and the late Elton Devon Watson.
Mr. Watson was a carpenter and member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Loris. He will be most remembered as a loving father, grandfather, son and brother.
In addition to his mother  he is survived by one son, Teddy Lee Watson of Little River; one grandson, Houston Watson; two brothers,  Devon Watson of Summerton and Timmy Watson of Little River; two sisters, Julie Hewett of Little River and Donna Dickens of Graham.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Bill Thompson officiating. Committal services followed at Holly Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 18, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Holly Hill Cemetery Fund, 3301 Daisy Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JULY 17, 2014 EDITION

Sandra F. ‘Sandi’ Adkins
Sandra F. “Sandi” Adkins, 66, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 8, 1947, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Agnes Blevins King.
Sandi was an educator in Akron for 30 years and for the past 10 years at North Myrtle Beach High School. She was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Dennis L. Adkins; one daughter, Jennifer Long; one sister, Vivian Harpley; and two grandchildren, Josh and Katie.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Adkins family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Brenda Alford
Brenda Alford, 66, of Conway died on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Born on Sept. 27, 1947, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late John T. Duncan and Buna Duncan Dew.
Mrs. Alford was a member of Ridgefield Baptist Church and was employed by Red Roof Inns. She loved fishing and gardening. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and sister who never met a stranger.
Survivors include her husband, Marion T. “Tommy” Alford; one daughter, Tracy Hunter (Donnie) of Conway; two grandchildren, Autumn Hunter Snelling (Matthew) and Seth Hunter; one sister, Gayle Duncan Tyler (Ronnie Jones) of Loris and her children, Stephanie Arends and Heather Williams; one brother, James Dew of Conway; her step-father, William C. Dew of Conway; two step-brothers, Jerry Dew of Conway and Edwin Dew of Myrtle Beach; and one great-nephew, Talon Arends.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 11, at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Larry Allen officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
Memorials may be made to the Grand Strand Humane Society, 3241 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach S.C. 29577.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Hazel Montgomery Brown
Hazel Montgomery Brown, 77, of Loris passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on Oct. 17, 1936, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Tom Huggins and the late Rosella Hardee Williamson.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Elliott “Junior” Brown; and three sisters, Shirley Hewitt, Evelyn Marlowe and Jeanette Causey.
Mrs. Brown was a retired cosmetologist and a Baptist.
Survivors include her daughter, Amy Shelton of Loris; one grandson, Justin Shelton of Loris; and one brother, Woodrow Montgomery and his wife Marie of Conway.
Graveside services were held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, at Bayboro Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Paul Alford officiating. Visitation was held from 3 to 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Neva Merritt Thompson ‘Hilda’ Carter
Neva Merritt Thompson “Hilda” Carter, 80, of Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Conway Hospital in Conway.
Born on Sept. 10, 1933, in Wilmington, N.C., she was the daughter of the late William H. Merritt Sr. and Neva Lee Chestnutt.
Hilda was well known throughout the Grand Strand area and South Carolina as “The Social Butterfly”. In 2002 she was recognized by Governor Jim Hodges with The Order of the Silver Crescent Award for her many years of public service and in 2009 she received an Honorary Doctorate in Public Service from Coastal Carolina University. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach.
She enjoyed a lifelong friendship with former husband Jack Thompson Sr.
Hilda had three sons, Al Rooks Jr., Billy Rooks, deceased, and Jackie Lee Thompson Jr.; three step-children, Cary Thompson, Craig Thompson and Lisa Thompson; one brother, William H. Merritt Jr.; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, at Myrtle Beach Funeral Home.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Hannah Hickman Hardee
Hannah Hickman Hardee, 74, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on Sept. 21, 1939, in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Davis Hickman and the late Sidney Mitchelle Bellamy Hickman.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Donald Fowler Hardee; and one sister, Sidney Ann Hickman Gore.
Mrs. Hardee graduated from Winthrop University and taught English at Loris and Green Sea High Schools until her retirement. She was a member of Loris First Baptist Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Loris. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend.
Survivors include two daughters, Audrey Hardee Peterson and her husband Alan of Loris and Heather Hardee Tiller and her husband Bill of Clinton; one son, Stuart Hardee and his wife Nancy Hardee of Loris; six grandchildren, Adam Peterson, Samuel Peterson, Mitchelle Hardee, Janie Tiller, Ada Ruth Tiller and Jacob Tiller; and one brother-in-law, James R. Gore of Easley.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, at Bellamy-Brooks Cemetery with Ronald Fowler officiating. The family received friends immediately following the service at Mrs. Hardee’s home.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Salvatore Thomas Mattarelliano
Salvatore Thomas Mattarelliano, 77, of Loris passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014.
Born on Aug. 26, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Joseph Mattarelliano and the late Theresa Cimino Mattarelliano.
He was predeceased by his wife, Joanna Mattarelliano; and one son, Joseph F. Mattarelliano.
Survivors include one son, Pat Mattarelliano of Loris; one daughter, Theresa Hutchison and her husband Don of Loris; Don’s mother, Marie Spradlin of Loris; two grandchildren, Joanna Hutchison and Joseph Hutchison, both of Loris; and one niece, Theresa Scotto of Staten Island, N.Y.
Funeral services with military honors were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, at Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Loris with Kevin Braswell officiating.  Visitation was for one hour prior to the service at the mausoleum.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

George Wallace Sargent
George Wallace Sargent, 91, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014.
Born on Feb. 15, 1923, in Spencer, Mass., he was the son of Edwin and Elvira Sargent.
He was predeceased by his wife, Muriel Dippel Sargent.
Mr. Sargent lived in Fairfield, Conn., where he married his wife Muriel and raised a family of five children, Darryl, Holly, Merrily, Lindy and Leslie. He was a research chemist at General Electric and was very actively involved in the Fairfield community as president of the Lake Hills Association, deacon of the First Church Congregational, Commander of Pendield Power Squadron and Assistant Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 82. He was an avid sailor and sailed from Conneticut to Maine and later down the Intracoastal Waterway headed to Florida. His spirit of adventure lives on in his children. He always lived life to the fullest. His sweet smile touched everyone who knew him. He will be missed dearly.
He is survived by five children, Darryl Sargent of Weston, Mass., Holly Ventrice of Flowery Branch, Ga., Merrily Klein of Lynnwood, Wash., Melinda Steeves of Liberty, Maine, and Leslie Moloney of Myrtle Beach; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
A private memorial was held by the family.
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Memorials may be made in Mr. Sargent’s memory to www.hospicefoundation.org or to www.diabetes.org.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Agnes Nettlease Suggs Spivey
Agnes Nettlease Suggs Spivey, 82, of Bayboro passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
Mrs. Spivey was born in Horry County, the daughter of the late William Chancey Suggs and the late Sallie Hooks Suggs.
She was predeceased by one son, Jimmy Randall Spivey; and one brother, Leon Ray.
Mrs. Spivey was a member of Bayboro Baptist Church in Aynor. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was devoted to her family.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, James C. “J.C.” Spivey of Bayboro; three children, Jackie Siratt (Tommy), Rodney Spivey (Debbie) and Sheila Cartrette (Derrick), all of Bayboro; and four grandchildren, Julianna James, Reed Siratt, Ashley Cartrette and Drake Cartrette.
Visitation was held on Thursday, July 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 11, at Bayboro Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Alford officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bayboro Baptist Church, 3901 Green Sea Road S., Aynor, S.C. 29511.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Mickey F. Williamson
Mickey F. Williamson, 72, of the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Chadbourn, N.C., died on Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Mr. Williamson was the son of the late Jesse Floyd and Bessie Rouse Williamson.
He was predeceased by one son, Mickey F. Williamson Jr.; 10 siblings, Reva W. Williams, Emory L. Williamson, Aubrey Williamson, Wanda F. Williamson, Gatsy W. “Pat” Williamson, Evangeline W. Martin, Wayman “Buck” Williamson, Meredith W. Meares, Beverly W. Williamson and Bobby Gene Williamson.
Mr. Williamson enjoyed a career as an Agriculture Commodity Grader Fields Supervisor for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture for 30 plus years. He loved spending time at the beach with his loving and devoted wife, Hilda. He loved his church, music, entertaining and long walks on the beach. He could often be found visiting friends and browsing the neighborhood on his one and only, custom-made golf cart.
He is survived by his wife, Hilda Skipper Williamson of the home; one sister, Carolyn Cooey of Brunswick, Ga.; and two brothers, Cecil T. Williamson of Fayetteville, N.C., and Rickey M. Williamson of Chadbourn.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 14, at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, at Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Carr and the Rev. Jim Brinegar officiating.
Worthington Funeral Home of Chadbourn served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JULY 10, 2014 EDITION

William H. ‘Bill’ Buckner
William H. “Bill” Buckner, 64, of Sunset Beach, N.C., died on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on June 28, 1950, in Siler City, N.C., he was the son of the late Ossie and Ruth Johnson Buckner.
Mr. Buckner is survived by his wife, Linda Harris Buckner; one son, Shannon Todd Buckner; one grandson, Logan Buckner; and two nephews, Kendall and Matthew.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 11, at Cherry Grove Point in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach.
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 Buckner family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Charles F. ‘Pop Pop’ Dorzbacher Jr.
Charles F. “Pop Pop” Dorzbacher Jr., 81, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Born on June 4, 1933, in Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late C.F. Dorzbacher Sr. and the late Edna M. Dorzbacher.
Mr. Dorzbacher was a member of the Catholic Church.  He served from 1952-56 in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Arlene H. Dorzbacher of Loris; four children, Kimberly A. Emery, Kenneth A. Dorzbacher and his wife Barbara, all of Loris, and Karen Marie Lowery and Karl Frank Dorzbacher and his fiance Jennifer McFalls, all of Conway; two brothers, William L. Dorzbacher and Carter L. Dorzbacher and his wife Sharon, all of New York; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Helen Emery of Loris.
No services are planned.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Geraldine J. ‘Gerry’ Hardee
Geraldine J. “Gerry” Hardee, 76, of Longs died on Friday, July 4, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Aug. 16, 1937, in Brunswick County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Odell and Ethel Adams Jenrette.
Mrs. Hardee was the former owner of Cherry Grove Cut & Style.
Survivors include one daughter, Lisa McLamb Singer (Bruce); one brother, John Dell Jenrette; one sister, Kay Shrum; four grandchildren, Chasin Chestnut, Garrett Dean Moore, Scott Singer and Shawn Singer; eight great-grandchildren, Morgan Moore, Dalton Chestnut, Kaleigh Chestnut, Austen Chestnut, Tyler Chestnut, Savannah Jones, Bailey Singer and Riley Singer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 11, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.  Entombment will follow at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
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 is serving the family.

Dennis Michael ‘Mike’ Lewis
Dennis Michael “Mike” Lewis, 57, of Galivants Ferry passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Nov. 11, 1956, in Conway, he was the son of Doretha J. Lewis of Conway and the late Henry Ford Lewis.
In addition to his father he was predeceased by one sister, Lila Pearl Lewis.
Mr. Lewis was a graduate of Loris High School and formerly served in the South Carolina National Guard. He was a foreman with Lee Electrical Construction, Inc. for more than 15 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who especially loved fishing.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his loving companion of 20 years, Patsy; three children, Tiffy Taylor of Lugoff, Jade M. Rowell (Wade) of Galivants Ferry and Chase Martin of Galivants Ferry; four siblings, Brooks Lewis (Joan) of Loris, Fonzie Lewis (Regenia) of Conway, Kelvin Lewis of Conway and Annette Lewis (Gordon) of Galivants Ferry; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, at Berea Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Jenerette officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 7, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
Memorials may be sent to Berea Baptist Church, 4287 Joyner Swamp Road, Galivants Ferry, S.C. 29544.
An online guest book is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Ruby Bartell Moore
Ruby Bartell Moore, 73, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Loris Extended Care Facility in Loris following an illness.
Born on Feb. 10, 1941, in Indiantown, she was the daughter of Liston Hampton Bartell and Ruby Brown Bartell.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one son, Thomas Michael “Tommy” Moore; one brother, J. H. Bartell; and one sister, Syble Bartell Smith.
Mrs. Moore graduated from Columbia College and was the co-owner of Gateway Drug Store with her husband until their retirement. She was a former Elder and faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Loris, the Loris Music and Literary Club and the Loris Bridge Club. She will be most remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Freddie Moore of the home; one son, Dr. Richard Hampton Moore and his wife Jill of North Myrtle Beach; two grandsons, Drew Moore and Gavin Moore, both of North Myrtle Beach; and one sister, Kathleen Graham and her husband Clarendon of Methodist Manor in Florence.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 4, at the First Presbyterian Church of Loris with Pastor Dr. Tim Osment officiating. Committal services were private. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 425, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Edward L. Phelps
Edward L. Phelps, 89, of Calabash, N.C., died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on April 24, 1925, in Trenton, N.J., he was the son of the late Leroy C. and Lillian Martindale Lee Phelps.
Mr. Phelps is survived by two sons, Richard L. Phelps (Marie) of Voorhees, N.J., and Ronald L. Phelps (Pam) of Barrington, N.J.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 18, at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia, N.C. 28422.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Phelps family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JULY 3, 2014 EDITION

Steven Tom ‘Steve’ Bell
Steven Tom “Steve” Bell, 51, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
Born on July 22, 1962, in Loris, he was the son of the late Willie Tom and Pauline Sessions Bell.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Brenda Gail Bell; one step-brother, Wayne Suggs; and one nephew, Chris Toler.
Mr. Bell was baptized at Macedonia Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Hardee Bell of Loris; one son, Taylor Bell and his wife Carol of Mullins; his step-mother, Ernestine Bell of Loris; one step-son, Shane Hardee and his wife Jessica of Green Sea; one grandson, Keaton Hardee of Green Sea; two brothers, Harold Bell and his wife Kathy of Loris and Dean Bell and his wife Joanne of Dillon; two sisters, Debra Cartrette and her husband Roger  and Teresa Suggs and her husband Eddie, all of Loris; one step-sister, Gail Ayscue and her husband Larry of Goose Creek; seven nieces; four great-nieces; eight great-nephews; one step-nephew, Justin Toler; and several aunts.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 27, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Johnny Jenerette and Dan Ford officiating. Burial followed in Zoan United Methodist Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 2360 Red Bluff Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Jimmie M. Blackburn
Jimmie M. Blackburn, 62, of Loris passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, at his home following an illness.
Born on Nov. 12, 1951, in Conway, he was the son of  Dossie Blackburn and Daisy Dawsey Blackburn.
Mr. Blackburn served his country with honor and courage in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. Throughout his life, he worked with the U.S. Postal Service, in VA hospitals and as a gourmet chef. He was of the Seventh Day Adventist faith.
Survivors include three sons,  Jimmy Ray Blackburn and Tracie Otto, Robert Arnie Blackburn and Marsha, all of Augusta, Ga., and Joshua Joel Blackburn of San Antonio, Texas; three loving grandchildren, Carson Ann Blackburn, Magnus Blackburn and Elizabeth “Sissy” Blackburn; two brothers, Danny Blackburn and Dianne and Franklin Blackburn and Deborah, all of Loris; one sister, Lorry Sarvis and Tim of Loris; and a special VA nurse and caregiver, Beth Yarnell.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Roger Blackburn.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

David Everett ‘Tater’ Blanton III
David Everett “Tater” Blanton III, 25, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Loris.
Born on March 27, 1989, in Myrtle Beach, he was the son of Phyllis Stevens Long and the late David Everett “Peanut” Blanton II.
Mr. Blanton was a Baptist.
In addition to his mother of Loris, he is survived by three children, Kadence Blanton, Jasmine Blanton and Tristen Blanton and their mother, Jessica Youngblood, all of Conway; his step-father, Larry Long of Loris; his maternal grandmother, Mildred Stevens of Conway; two brothers, Chad Everette Blanton of Loris and Scotty Fowler and his wife April of Conway; one sister, Regina Fowler of Conway; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with committal services following at Stevens Cemetery. Services were officiated by the Rev. David Watts and the Rev. Mack Hutson. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 30, at Hardwick Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the services.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Cameron Allen Deen
Cameron Allen Deen, 79, of Little River died on Friday, June 27, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on July 24, 1934, in Oklahoma City, OK, he was the son of the late Clarence A. and Mary Wylma Deen.
Mr. Deen was a captain in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Korea and North Dakota. He attended Oklahoma A&M and graduated cum laude in mechanical engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He was a member of Little River United Methodist Church and sang in the choir.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Larson Deen; two daughters, Jana Deen and Lori Kinney; three step-children, Erik Larson, Kristine Larson and Kirk Larson; and one grandson, Boone Patrick Kinney.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, at Little River United Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Little River United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 160, Little River, S.C. 29566.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Deen family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Mary Rose Light Hughes
Mary Rose Light Hughes, 88, of Calabash, N.C., died on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 16, 1926, in Yonkers, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Ubelacker White.
She was predeceased by one grandson, Joey.
Mrs. Hughes is survived by her husband of 34 years, John P. Hughes; one son, Jim W. Light (Sheila); two daughters, Janice A. Strohsnitter (John) and Jeanne Light-Buff (David); and four grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, 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 Hughes family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

David Glenn Mincey
David Glenn Mincey, 56, of Loris passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, after a long illness.
Born on July 29, 1957, in Loris, he was the son of Iva and the late Dave Mincey.
Mr. Mincey was a welder and enjoyed hunting, fishing and target shooting.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kim Mincey of Loris; one son, Jeremy Mincey of Loris; his mother, Iva Mincey of Loris; one brother, Dale (Sherry) Mincey of Loris; one sister, Diane (Jerry) Hardee of Loris; one granddaughter, Payton; his precious “Tink”, Zoe Abbigail Scarce; three uncles, Frank (Caroline) Mincey of Wilmington, N.C., James (Val) Mincey of Monroe, N.C., and Edward (Fay) Duncan of Colonial Heights, Va.; one aunt, Geniva (Tom) Spivey of Whiteville, N.C.; and four cousins, Mickie Boone, Steve Mincey, Lisa (Larry) Underwood and Wanda and Rhonda (Pete) Royals.
The visitation and memorial were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, at Horry Seafood in Longs.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your local animal shelter.
Grand Strand Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Margery ‘Marnie’ Walker Pearce
Margery “Marnie” Walker Pearce, 88, of Columbia passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014.
Born on March 14, 1926, in Columbia, she was a daughter of Julius Henry “Toots” Walker and Margery Ellison Walker.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Robert Roy Pearce; one daughter, Margery Walker Pearce, wife of Jack McIver Weatherford; and one grandson, Drew Braxton Ridout; three brothers, Julius Henry “Ducie” Walker, Charles Bruce Walker and Eugene Ellison “Eli” Walker.
She is survived by two daughters, Anne Webster Pearce and Jean Pearce Rentz; six grandchildren, Roy Pearce Maybank and his wife Amanda, Walker Pearce Buxton and her husband Eddie, Christopher Pearce Ridout, John Dalrymple Snipes II and his wife Ashley, Marnie Snipes Cohen and her husband Jerod; and 12 great-grandchildren.
“In this life we cannot do great things, we can only do small things with great love.”
In lieu of flowers you may make donations to the charity of your choice.
Services were private.
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Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, of Irmo is serving the family.

Wilma Teague Robinson
Wilma Teague Robinson, 92, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Aug. 3, 1921, in Alexander County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Vance E. and Naomi Childers Teague.
Mrs. Robinson is survived by four children, Johnny Foster, Josie Richardson, Pat Hollingsworth and Helen Childress; two step-daughters, Dottie Graham and Judy Scherrer; one brother, Richard Teague; 26 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; four nieces; and six nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church in Little River. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held in Lakeview Memory Gardens in York on Thursday, July 3, at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1208, Little River, S.C.  29566 or Heartland Hospice, 1500 Main St., Conway, S.C. 29526.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Robinson family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Snowden T. ‘S.T.’ Russell Jr.
Snowden T. “S.T.” Russell Jr., 72, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 26, 1941, in Moncks Corner, he was the son of the late Snowden T. and Marie Rogerson Russell Sr.
He was past president of the North Myrtle Beach Zoning Committee, North Myrtle Beach Rescue Squad, North Myrtle Beach PTO and Ocean Drive Beach Lions Club, where he was Lion of the Year. He was vice chairman and a member of the North Myrtle Beach Advisory Board of Trustees for the Horry County Schools from 1975 through 1986. He was a past deacon and member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church and a member of the North Myrtle Beach Masonic Lodge. He was an Eagle Scout and assistant scout master of Troop 805.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne Beal Russell; two children, Tyler Russell (Kate) and Traci Russell Green (Thomas); two step-sons, Kendall Buckner (Patricia) and Matthew Buckner (Denise); one brother, Scott Russell; five grandchildren, Kate Green, Parker Green, Maris Russell, Teagan Russell and Camden Russell; four step-grandchildren, Jordan, Paxton, Courtney and Angel; and the mother of his children, Jennie Petit Russell of North Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at Lee Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, at Wampee Baptist Church in the Wampee Community of Longs.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wampee Baptist Church, 9530 Hwy. 90, Longs, S.C. 29568.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Russell family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Russell ‘Russ’ Bryan Shillingburg Jr.
Russell “Russ” Bryan Shillingburg Jr., 89, of Little River passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at his home surrounded by family.  
Born on May 24, 1925, in Mt. Storm, W.V., he was the son of the late Russell Bryan Shillingburg and Mabel Virginia Fisher Shillingburg Arnold.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 58 years, Ethel Pearl Geenan Shillingburg; two brothers, Glenn E. Shillingburg and William “Billy” E. Shillingburg; and two sisters, Janet L. Shillingburg Rexrode and Phylis June Shillingburg.  
Mr. Shillingburg was a World War II Navy veteran with the VC-77. He served aboard the USS Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81). He retired from Safeway after 30 plus years of employment. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He enjoyed playing golf and dancing with his “Pearly”. He was an active member of the VFW and former member of the Moose Lodge.
He is survived by four sons, Gary Wayne Shillingburg and his wife Laura, Richard “Ric” Bryan Shillingburg and his wife Patricia “Patty”, Chis Allen Shillingburg and his wife Martha “Mar” and Randy Lynn Shillingburg and his wife Stephanie; one daughter, Gloria Jean Shillingburg Carbin; one uncle, Ardell Charles Fisher and his wife Lorrell; one aunt, Catherine Juanita Fisher Moreland and her husband Eugene; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at Lee Funeral Home. Interment will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers you may make donations to VFW Post 10804, 111 Hwy. 57 N., Little River, S.C. 29566.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Agape Hospice in Conway for treating their loved one like family.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Dennis M. Smith
Dennis M. Smith, 77, of Longs died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Agape Rehab in Conway.
Born on Dec. 7, 1936, in Lynchburg, Va., he was the son of the late Willie Herbert and Dorothy Gaines Smith.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marie Melton Smith.
Mr. Smith is survived by three children, Michael Smith (Margaret) of Marietta, Ga., Patrick Smith (Theresa) of Phoenix, Ariz., and Cindi Lanier (Gary) of Palmetto, Ga.; two brothers, Larry Smith (Carolyn) of Rustburg, Va., and Gerald Smith (Sandy) of Marion Va.; and two grandchildren, Scott Lanier and Gregg Lanier.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 30, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial followed at 2 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Wilmington, N.C.
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 Smith family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Rudy L. Williams
Rudy L. Williams, 62, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on May 7, 1952, in Columbia, he was the son of Dolores Jones Williams and the late Briscoe Leon Williams.
Mr. Williams graduated from Woodward Academy and from Newberry College in 1974 and was a member of the KA Fraternity.  He worked with the Wyndahm Corporation in sales. He had his private pilot license and was loved by his family, friends and his former employees.  He worked in Heavy Equipment/Caterpillar Sales, receiving many awards for his accomplishments.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sallylou Wessinger Williams; two sons, Rudy “Len” Williams of Greenville and Brian Williams of California; one sister, Jovette “Tinker” Powell; one nephew, Brandon Powell; and soon to be first grandchild in July.
Services were private with the family.
The family requests that memorials may be made in honor of Mr. Williams to the MUSC Foundation, c/o The Liver Transplant Fund, Fund Code: 04301, 18 Bee St., MSC 450, Charleston, S.C. 29425 (checks payable to MUSC Foundation/Liver Fund), 1-800-277-8687 or The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Williams family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Peggy Day Workman
Peggy Day Workman, 70, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on June 29, 1943, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Minnie Suggs Day.
She was predeceased by one son, Christopher Workman; and one sister, Betty VanDergrift.
Mrs. Workman is survived by her husband of 51 years, Raymond Workman; one brother, Jimmy Day (Donna); three sisters, Joyce Wilhelm (Jim), Dinah Harrelson (Donald) and Wanda Godwin (Larry); a special niece that she thought of as her own daughter, Stephanie Wilhelm (Wayne); and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.  The family received friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the services.
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 Workman family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JUNE 26, 2014 EDITION

Leah Buffkin
Leah Buffkin, 22, of Green Sea passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014.
Leah was born on Jan. 4, 1992, in Loris.
She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, George and Mary Buffkin; and maternal grandfather, Joel Hunt.
She was a 2010 graduate of Green Sea Floyds High School.
Leah was the type of person who lit up a room and made everyone smile.  People remember her as the person who got along with everyone. She was a rebel without a cause and had a gypsy soul.
Survivors include her father, Tim Buffkin of Green Sea; her mother and her husband, Tammy and Dale Trevathan of Little River; her maternal grandparents, Harvey and Ann Barfield of Tabor City, N.C., and Brenda Hunt of Whiteville, N.C.; one sister, Lana Buffkin of Little River; two brothers, Robert Trevathan of Loris and Nick Trevathan of Murrells Inlet; and a host of friends, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, in the Green Sea Floyds High School Auditorium with Pastor Matt Shirley officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to www.gofundme.com/LanaBuffkin to assist in college funding for her sister, Lana.
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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 a later date.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Bonnie Lee Bass Joye Elliott
Bonnie Lee Bass Joye Elliott, 75, of Nichols died on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on March 27, 1939, in Bladen County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late William Gordon Bass and the late Lafetta McCall Bass.
She was predeceased by her first husband, James Joye; and her second husband, Herbert Elliott.
Mrs. Elliott was a loving mother and homemaker.  She attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Survivors include five children, Brenda (Wayne) Lewis of Fork, James (JoEve) Joye of Nichols, Michael (Denis) Joye of Augusta, Ga., Mary Bailey of Fork and Wanda (Tommy) Johnson of Nichols; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Ruby Ransom, Sue Bell and Patsy Guyton, all of Whiteville, N.C., Sandy Tatum of Elizabethtown, N.C., and Linda Alambis and Marsha Fields, both of Evergreen, N.C.; three step-sons, Don Elliott, Darrell Elliott and David Elliott; and  a special friend, Shirley Elliott.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, at Lake View Cemetery in Lake View with the Rev. Larry Jennings officiating. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 20, at the funeral home.
Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins served the family.

Lacy Lucien Hayes Jr.
Lacy Lucien Hayes Jr., 88, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014, surrounded by loved ones.
He was born at home on a farm near Latta and was the son of the late Lacy Lucien Hayes Sr. and Hallie Newsome Hayes.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Jerry Kelley Hayes; two brothers, Carol Hayes and Bobby Hayes; and one sister, Florine Armstrong.
After finishing high school, Mr. Hayes joined the Navy and served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, earning five Battle Stars.  After World War II he began his almost 40 year career in railroading announcing trains in Washington, D.C. However, he spent the majority of his career in Florence where he retired as a railroad conductor.
Mr. Hayes enjoyed the outdoors, spending time as a young man hunting in the woods near his home and later in life enjoyed his time outdoors gardening and playing golf. He was an avid golfer and a member of country clubs in South Carolina and Florida.
He is survived by his former wife, Johnnie F. Hayes; one son, Lacy L. (Kelly) Hayes III; one grandson, Lacy L. (Sara) Hayes IV; one granddaughter, Julia P. (Shad) Rafferty; three great-granddaughters, Olivia K. Hayes, Brynn B. Hayes and Catherine K. Rafferty; and one sister, Betty Morris of Columbia.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 20, at the Turkey Creek Cemetery in Lee County. Visitation was held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.
Norton Funeral Home of Bishopville served the family.

Michael Franklin Hilton
Michael Franklin Hilton, 71, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.
Born on Sept. 7, 1942, in Mecklenburg County, N.C., he was the son of Willis Franklin and Dessie Beacham Hilton.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Carlos Cooley.
Mr. Hilton was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving four years in active duty and two years in the reserves. He was an Elder for Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church and attended Barefoot Community Church in North Myrtle Beach. He retired after 30 years of service from Consolidated Freightways. Following retirement, he moved to Myrtle Beach and was the owner/operator of Callie Bakers Road House with his sister. He later worked for Bass Pro Shops, earning an Employee of the Year Award and then took a position with the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Hilton was devoted to his family, enjoyed reading and shared his love of sports by coaching all his children in baseball, softball and football.
Survivors include his wife, Joy McKee Hilton; three children, Jennifer Elliott and her husband Britt, Chris Hilton and his wife Chrissy and Brian Hilton and his wife Misty; six grandchildren, Joshua Hilton, Callie Wood, Evan Elliott, Noah Elliott, Oliver Hilton and Adele Hilton; four step-grandchildren, Laci Cease, Alex Bangerter, Hope Hart and Gray Hart; two great-grandchildren, Mason Hilton and Zion Hilton; one brother, Robert “Buzz” Hilton and his wife Pat; one sister, Debbie Breyare and her husband Richard; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Monteith and her husband Don and Elizabeth Bolick and her husband Leon; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 20, at Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel with Pastor David Cloer officiating. Burial followed at Gardens of Memory in Walkertownm N.C. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, at the funeral home and other times at the home of Britt and Jenny Elliott.
Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103 or Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Youth Missions, P.O. Box 563, Walkertown, N.C. 27051.
Hayworth-Miller Funeral Homes & Crematory of Walkertown served the family.

Eula Mae Fowler Huggins
Eula Mae Fowler Huggins, 91, of Nichols passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014.
Born on April 12, 1923, in Tabor City, N.C., she was the daughter of the late J.W. Fowler and Mamie Ostwalt Fowler.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis Venston Huggins; five brothers; and two sisters.
Mrs. Huggins was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Survivors include four children, Brooks of Columbia, Coleman of Nichols, Nancy of York and Stanton of Nichols; five grandchildren, C.V., Clark, Donnie, Kimberly and Crystal; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Jennings officiating.  Visitation was held from 3 to 4 p.m. in the church annex. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Special thanks to Wilma Powell, the Mt. Olive Baptist Church community, Mercy Hospice and the oncology wing of McLeod Hospital in Florence for all their compassion, love and support during this time.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church or Children for Camp, 1950 Mt. Olive Church Road, Nichols, S.C. 29581.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Thomas Henry Koester
Thomas Henry Koester, 89, of Calabash, N.C., formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., died on Monday, June 16, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and an Omaha Beach D-Day survivor.
He was a much loved father to his daughters Linda Heyl (Jim) and Diane White (Michael), both of Calabash; “Pap” to three grandchildren; “G.G.” to three great-grandchildren and brother to Donald Koester.
He was predeceased by his wife Marie and grandson Terry.
Services were private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, N.C. 28422.
You may share your condolences with the Koester family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Barbara Dale Anderson Melton
Barbara Dale Anderson Melton, 71, of Longs died on Monday, June 16, 2014, at Agape Rehabilitation in Conway.
Born on May 24, 1943, in Robeson County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Irvin L. Anderson Sr. and Esther Huggins Anderson.
She was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, at Spring Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends in the fellowship hall of Spring Branch Baptist Church from 2 to 3:15 p.m. prior to the services.
Survivors include one son, Donnie Shang Melton of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Irvin L. Anderson Jr. and his wife Vicki of Nichols; one sister, Joyce Anderson Todd and her husband Wendell of Nichols; and two grandchildren, Shania Melton and Duke Melton.
Memorials may be made to Spring Branch Baptist Church, 6710 Church Loop Road, Nichols, S.C. 29581.
Meares Funeral Home of Fair Bluf, N.C., served the family.

Lynwood Mills
Lynwood Mills, 84, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
Born on Oct. 23, 1929, in Columbus County, he was the son of the late John Leon and Beulah Coleman Mills.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Richard Mills and Michael Mills; and one sister, Carolyn M. Fuqua.
Mr. Mills was a graduate of Tabor City High School, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a long-standing, faithful member of Tabor City Baptist Church. For many years, he enjoyed a career on the tobacco market, traveling over a five-state territory. After his retirement from the tobacco market, he co-founded The Jewelry Tree, a business that, over the years, had stores in Conway, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Loris. A master gardener, he enjoyed planting and nurturing his vegetables, flowers and trees, but he found his greatest enjoyment in tending his farm and its crops and what he planted grew exceedingly well. In all seasons, he could be found working outside on many days from first light to dusk. An enthusiastic fisherman, he was always looking forward to the next trip with his fishing buddies. The produce from his garden and the catch from his fishing trips were shared abundantly with neighbors and friends. He grew and shared the most beautiful zinnias and camellias; he loved muscadine grapes, boiled peanuts and his wife Doris’ biscuits. He was a loyal North Carolina Tar Heel fan. Generous and caring, he had a wonderful sense of humor throughout his life and possessed a fine appreciation for a good joke. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He will be missed so very much.
Survivors include his wife, Doris W. Mills of Tabor City; three sons, Barry Mills of Tabor City, Dr. Mike Mills (Barbara) of Loris and Dr. Chuck Mills (Kim) of Loris; seven grandchildren, Chris Mills, Blair Mills, Hope Rogers, Faithe Lahn (Ricci), Jason Mills, Macon Mills and Brinkley Mills; six great-grandchildren, Jacob Rogers, Justin Rogers, Nash Lahn, Cohen Lahn, Madeline Mills and Rafe Mills; two sisters, Drucilla M. Josephs (Bill) of Loris and Mary Catherine Stewart of Winston Salem, N.C.; and a special daughter, Vicky Lefler, mother of grandson Chris Mills.
The family is indebted to Dr. Emily Touloukian and staff of Coastal Cancer Center of Loris, the doctors and staff of Southern Medical Associates and the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice Angel House. “May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”  
Funeral services and a celebration of his life were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at Tabor City Baptist Church in Tabor City. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City. The family received friends prior to the funeral service beginning at 11:30 a.m.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman & Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Stephen Devon Ray
Stephen Devon Ray, 59, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at his home.
Born on July 19, 1954, he was the son of Wilbert Devon and Pat Ray of Tabor City and the late Jacquelyn “Jackie” Geraldine Applewhite Ray.
In addition to his father and mama, he is survived by two daughters, Courtney Stewart (Jordan) of Stedman, N.C., and Paige Ray of Greenville, N.C.; one sister, Jerri L. Yates (Keith) of Loris; two nephews, Clint Lupo of Longs and Jeremy Lupo (Crystal) of Loris; and a very special and dear companion for many years, Nancy Powell.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at Iron Hill Baptist Church in Tabor City.
Inman & Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Mary ‘Pat’ Reuss
Mary “Pat” Reuss, 86, of Little River died on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at her home.
Born on March 17, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Agnes Monroe Coen.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert R. Reuss.
Mrs. Reuss worked and retired from the U.S. Senate Restaurant, was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach and The American Legion Post #186 Auxiliary in Little River.
She is survived by three children, Robert J. Reuss (Theresa), John McHale (Diane) and Ruth Ann Tambellini (Edward); one sister, Katherine Heyman; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 27, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.  Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 1500 Main St., Conway, S.C. 29526.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Reuss family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.


Sybil B. Rhodes
The memorial celebration service for Sybil B. Rhodes of North Myrtle Beach previously scheduled at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Myrtle Beach Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach, S.C., was cancelled due to family illness.
Services will be held at a later date.

Mary ‘Betty’ Soukup
Mary “Betty” Soukup, 89, of Longs passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014.
Born on May 8, 1925, in Cornwall, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Speeder.
Mrs. Soukup was a 1944 graduate of Willow Avenue School in Cornwall and was a telephone operator in Cornwall-on-Hudson. She married Thomas Soukup in February 1946. She was one of three original police dispatchers for the Cornwall Police Department.
Survivors include her children, Sharyn F. VanDuser, Thomas Soukup and his wife Lucinda Raynor-Soukup and Kathy Reilly and her husband John J. Reilly Jr.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services and burial will be held at St. Thomas Church and Cemetery in New York.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Regency Hospice, 11943 Grand Haven Drive, Suite A, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

William David Todd
William David Todd, 56, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
Born on Feb. 19, 1958, in Conway, he was the son of Edna Earl Smith Todd and the late Woodrow W. Todd.
He was predeceased by one brother, Levon D. Smith.
Mr. Todd is survived by his wife of 33 years, Karen Lichok Todd of North Myrtle Beach; two sons, Christopher D. Todd and Dave W. Bonham; one brother, Michael W. Todd; one sister, Elizabeth A. Smith; and two grandchildren, Alexis Todd and David Bonham.
The family will receive friends at the home of William’s mother on Saturday, June 28, from 4 to 6 p.m.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Todd family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

William Lee Workman Jr.
William Lee Workman Jr., 32, of Little River died on Thursday, June 19, 2014.
Born on Nov. 11, 1981, in Aiken, he was the son of William Lee and Deborah Jean Johnson Workman Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Carlotta Motsinger; two children, Jeffrey and Candace; two brothers, Jody Cates and Jason Campbell; one sister, Buffy Gobel; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Workman family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served  the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JUNE 19, 2014 EDITION

Ada Hall Anderson
Ada Hall Anderson, 81, of Little River died on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on Sept. 7, 1932, in Nashville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Lacy and Eury Allen Hall.
She was predeceased by her husband, Hubert J. Anderson; one daughter, Lillie; and one grandson, Chris.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by four children, James J. Anderson (Peggy), Jerry J. Anderson (Frances), Rick Richards (Wilma) and Lynda Fowler (Bruce); and eight grandchildren, Crystal (Magnus), Gabe (Tiffany), Jenny (Chris), Angie (Ray), Kelly, Jeremey, Chad  (Lynn) and Chuck (Beth).
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, at Lakeside Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Anderson family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Esther L.  Fowler
Esther L.  Fowler, 69, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
Born on Jan. 10, 1945, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Lester James Fowler and the late Lucille Marlowe Fowler.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one sister, Marguarete Cox; and one brother, Junior Hardee.
Ms. Fowler was living with her sister, Ruth Price and her husband Joel at the time of her death.
She was the owner of Skippers Seafood in Loris.
Survivors include one son, Jonathan Skipper; four brothers, John Hardee of Denton, N.C., Joseph Fowler of Myrtle Beach, Nathan Huggins of Savannah, Ga., and Maxie Marlowe of Nichols; and two sisters, Alma Vaught and Ruth Price, both of Loris.
No services are planned but family and friends are invited to stop by Ruth and Joel’s home at any time to visit.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Joseph Payne ‘J.P.’ Graham
Joseph Payne “J.P.” Graham, 85, of Loris passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on Aug. 22, 1928, in Loris, he was the son of Mack Dozier Graham and Mamie Velma Small Graham.
Mr. Graham was a retired farmer and worked with Carolina Linen Systems for 18 years. He was a dedicated member of Dogwood Hill Baptist Church in Loris. He will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Marie Hardee Graham of the home; one son, W. Ray Graham and his wife Diana of Loris; one daughter, Brenda Joyce Graham Fowler and her husband Lonnie of Loris; one sister, Willa Gray Sarvis of Sumter; four grandchildren, Jaime Fowler Berlowitz and her husband Bryan, Michael Fowler and his wife Ruth, Belinda Graham Hoffman and her husband Jon-Paul and Ryan Dale Graham; and eight great-grandchildren, Tyler Long, Samantha Hoffman, Gage Hoffman, Jon-Ashton Hoffman, Christian Berlowitz, Kait Johnson, Madi Johnson and Belle Johnson.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two brothers, Liston B. Graham and Lacy Lane “Shorty” Graham; and two sisters, Reba Soles and Pearl Mishoe.
Funeral services were held a 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, at Dogwood Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy Floyd and the Rev. Kyle Powell officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Dogwood Hill Baptist Church, 1040 Mt. Zion Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Ida Grace Todd Hyman
Ida Grace Todd Hyman, 91, of Loris died on Monday, June 16, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Aug. 18, 1922, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ida Hardee Todd.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one daughter, Linda Gale Skipper.
Mrs. Hyman was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who was always there for her family and made sure they were provided for. She was a very hardworking woman. In her spare time she loved to sit and read her Bible.
She is survived by her husband, Henry Freeman Hyman of the home; three sons, Henry Donald Hyman (Joyce) of Conway, Everette Hyman (Mary) of Conway and Thurman Hyman (Jeanette) of North Carolina; three daughters, Barbara Wise (Carl) of Aynor, Marilyn Squires (Charles) of Conway and Rhonda Hucks (Leverne) of Conway; her son-in-law, Horace Skipper of Conway; two sisters, Flora Helen Fowler of Charleston and Eugenia Booth of Florida; two half sisters, Modena Edwards (Joe) of Florida and Selma Causey of Conway; three half-brothers, Ben Todd (Iris Ann), A.L. Todd (Jeanwood) and Howard Todd, all of Conway; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends who will miss her.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at Watson Funeral Services.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, at Watson Funeral Services Chapel with Dr. Tommy Bryson and the Rev. Paul Hyman officiating.
Burial followed at Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.

Buck L. Johnson
Buck L. Johnson, 77, of Loris passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Sept. 29, 1936, in Tabor City, N.C., he was the son of the late Lester and Bessie Fowler Johnson.
He was predeceased by one sister, Doris Shelley; and one brother, Jackie Johnson.
Mr. Johnson was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved spending time with his family and was the best companion a wife could have. He enjoyed fishing and spent his life as a builder, leaving a legacy of trained contractors.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jane B. Johnson of Loris; one son, Darrell Johnson and his wife Wendy of Loris; one daughter, Darlene Hardee of Loris; two sisters, Patsy Johnson of Tabor City, and Joann Stinson and her husband Jim of North Augusta; one brother, Tony Johnson and his wife Teresa of Tabor City; four grandsons, Ashley Hardee and his wife Jill, Justin Johnson, Adam Johnson and Walker Langley and his fiance Richelle; and three great-grandchildren, Jaidyn Hardee, Ember Hardee and Easton Hardee.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 16, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Andy Bell officiating. Committal services followd in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Jerry Lee McKenzie Jr.
Jerry Lee McKenzie Jr., 54, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
He was born on Aug. 15, 1959, at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Hospital in Myrtle Beach. He was the son of Carolyn Rowell McKenzie and the late Jerry Lee McKenzie Sr.
He was predeceased by one brother, James Edwin McKenzie.
Mr. McKenzie was the owner of McKenzie & Sons Heating and Air. He was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy A. McKenzie; his mother, Carolyn; four children, Jerry Lee McKenzie III and his wife Katie, David Michael McKenzie, Sarah Ann McKenzie, Jenni Elizabeth Sipes and her husband Brandon; two sisters, Cindy Crowe and her husband Larry and Terri Parker and her husband Donnie; seven grandchildren, Hunter Lee McKenzie, Madison Katherine McKenzie, Harleyann Elizabeth McKenzie, Mason Colt McKenzie, Brandon Lee Sipes, Bentley Steven Sipes and Leah Aline McKenzie; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 13, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Godwin officiating. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Timothy Eugene Moreland
Timothy Eugene Moreland, 46, of Longs died on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at his home.
Born on March 9, 1968, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of Janet Haines Moreland and the late Gail Franklin Moreland.
In addition to his mother of Longs he is survived by four sons, Timothy E. Moreland Jr., Cody Moreland, Dillon Moreland and Logan Moreland; and two sisters, Tammy Kemmerer and Lori Toth.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Moreland family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Joel Clayton Payne
Joel Clayton Payne, 67, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on July 20, 1946, in High Point, N.C., he was the son of the late David Clayton and Reba Wharton Ellington Payne.
He was predeceased by one brother, Lowell D. Payne.
Mr. Payne is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lynne Pierce Payne; two sons, Ean S. Payne and Brandon A. Payne; two daughters, Cassie E. Creakman and Emily L. Payne; one brother, Steve W. Payne; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A celebration of his life was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, at 1300 N. Ocean Blvd. in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice, 140 University Plaza Drive, Conway, S.C. 29529.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Payne family by visiting www.leefhandcremtory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Callie Lyn Strickland
Callie Lyn Strickland of Green Sea entered into heaven on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
Born on June 10, 2014, in Loris, she was the loving daughter of Donnie and AmberLyn Strickland.
She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Wen Dale Strickland.
In addition to her parents of Green Sea she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Bruce and Linda Ladrick of Sunset Beach, N.C.; her paternal grandmother, Iris Gail Strickland of Green Sea; and one uncle, Scott Ladrick of Chester, N.Y.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel. Burial followed in Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City, N.C.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 16, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to McLeod Health Foundation, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, P.O. Box 100551, 800 East Cheves St., Suite 150, Florence, S.C. 29502-0551.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JUNE 12, 2014 EDITION

Marion Louise Berry
Marion Louise Berry, 86, of Seaford, Del., went home to her Lord on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Seaford.
She was born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., the daughter of the late Raymond J. and Anna E. Martin.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard E. Berry in 2007.
Mrs. Berry cherished her faith and was a member of Little River United Methodist Church in Little River. A remarkable woman, she was full of love for her family and friends. “Mom” to many who knew her. She loved living in Myrtle Beach and all the wonderful friends she had at Jensen’s Country Lakes Community. She was a graduate of Forty Fort High School in Forty Fort, Pa., and spent most of her career in banking.
She is survived by two children, Bonnie (Stephen) Dell of Bridgeville, Del., and Martin (Tonya) Garinger of Culloden, W.V.; two step-daughters, Janet Johnson of Mountain Top, Pa., and Karen (Keith) O’Neil of Virginia Beach, Va.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date at Little River United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Marion’s memory to Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 Hwy. 17 N., P.O. Box 160, Little River, S.C. 29566.
Sign the online guest book at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.
Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, in Bridgeville, Del., is serving the family.

Gail E. Bridges
Gail E. Bridges, 75, of Longs passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at home with her family.
Mrs. Bridges is formerly of Rochester, N.H., and South Hamilton, Mass.
She loved live theater, which was one of the things she loved most about living in this area, along with days by the beach reading a good book and watching the dolphins off shore. She was a well known interior designer on the North Shore of Massachusetts, owning her own business for 25 years, before retiring and moving to New Hampshire and later South Carolina.
Mrs. Bridges was active in many activities while living in Hamilton. She acted in community theater and helped with the Children’s Garden Club. She was a Deconess of her church and taught Sunday school and youth choir.
Mr. and Mrs. Bridges loved to travel and spent many years seeing the country on countless road trips and boating along the Kennebeck River from Bath to Augusta. Besides her love of family, theater and her design business, she loved to cook and entertain. Any excuse to gather family and friends for a great meal, fun and friendship was good enough. She will be missed by those she loved and leaves behind.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 56 years, William; one beloved daughter, Kim E. Bridges and her husband William J. Zywusko of Rochester.
A memorial gathering was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, at Myrtle Beach Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Care Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
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Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Jennings Dale Causey
Jennings Dale Causey, 63, of Conway died on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at his residence.
Born on Jan. 15, 1951, in Conway, he was the son of Margaret Chestnut Causey and the late Authur Elwood Causey.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by one brother, Dr. Gene W. Causey.
Mr. Causey was a loving father, grandfather and son. He loved his family very much and was always willing to help others. He also enjoyed going to the mountains.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Annette P. Causey; one son, Kristopher Dale Causey of Loris; one daughter, Alicia Rhea Cail (Gene) of Conway; three grandchildren, Brittany Nicole Cail, Timothy “Gage” Cail and Madison Brianna Causey; one sister-in-law, Gina Causey; and three step-children, Marshall Hurshey, Michael Hurshey and Brian Bell.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at Watson Funeral Services.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.

George W. Cook Jr.
George W. Cook Jr., 93, of Longs entered eternal rest on Thursday, June 5, 2014, following an acute illness.
Born on Oct. 11, 1920, he was the son of the late George W. and Jessica H. Cook.
He was predeceased by his siblings, Ethelyn Heard, Hartson Cook and Janet Cimino.
Mr. Cook was a proud World War II veteran. A member of the U.S. Air Corps, he was attached to the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group known as the Liberandos. Bailing out from a plane over Austria, he was found and kept by the partisans and after several days they led him to Yugoslavia and the safety of the allied forces.
He was a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore. He was involved in many fraternal and community service organizations.
He leaves many who will mourn his passing.
Private interment will be at a later date.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Cook family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Harrie Billy Dorman
Harrie Billy Dorman, 73, of Aynor passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Dec. 31, 1940, he was the son of the late Leon “Lee” and Lois Cribb Dorman.
Mr. Dorman was predeceased by one great grandson, Aydin Downs; one son-in-law, Donnie Hearl; and one daughter-in-law, Glenda Hucks Stanley.
He enjoyed Nascar and late model stock car racing.
He is survived by his wife, Beulah Turner Dorman; three sons, Dale Stanley (Mamie) of Loris, Terry Stanley (Lindsey) and Linwood Dorman (Amy), all of Conway; two daughters, Wanda Hearl of Conway and Diane Dorman of Aynor; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, at Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church in Conway. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, at Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Johnson and the Rev. Rickey Evans officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made in Mr. Dorman’s memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or online at www.lls.org/waystohelp/donate.com.
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Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor served the family.

Dick F. Elliott
Dick F. Elliott, 78, of North Myrtle Beach died peacefully on Saturday, June 7, 2014, with his family surrounding him after a lengthy illness at McLeod Regional Hospital in Florence.
Born on Sept. 26, 1935, he was the son of John Marvin and Ara Mae Hough Elliott of Cassatt.
He was predeceased by one brother, John Elliott; and three sisters, Margaret Hall, Willie Gregory and Martha Walters.
Mr. Elliott was a former state senator and a well respected community and business leader. He led a remarkable life. He attended Wingate College and Clemson University. He subsequently moved to the North Myrtle Beach area and started several business ventures, including Elliott Realty, Beachwood Golf Club and Eagle Nest Golf Course.  
With his successful business undertakings, he was able to begin giving back to his community through state and public service and a political career that spanned three decades and culminated with his retirement from the South Carolina Senate in 2012, after receiving the Order of the Palmetto, the state’s highest civilian honor.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anne Anderson Elliott; two sons, Rick and his wife Leslie Elliott of North Myrtle Beach and David and his wife Maryanne Elliott of Marietta, Ga.; one daughter, Angela and her husband Russell Frazier of Greenville; four grandchildren, Madison, Caroline, Blair and soon to be Katherine; and other family members, including a brother-in-law, nephews and nieces.
The services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach with graveside services following at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597 or McLeod Regional Health Systems, P.O. Box 100551, 800 East Cheves St., Suite 150, Florence, S.C. 29502 or the charity of your choice.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Elliott family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Doris Stone Hardee
Doris Stone Hardee, 81, of Florence passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at her residence with her family at her side.
Born on May 21, 1933, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Walter and Mary Murphy Stone.
She was predeceased by one brother, Thomas; and three sisters, Betty, Jane and Shirley.
Mrs. Hardee was a loving wife, homemaker, mother and grandmother with  a wonderful sense of humor. She loved puzzles, playing cards and being with her family. She had a strong love of the Lord and never had a cross word for anyone.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Cecil Hardee of Florence; four daughters, Donna (Eugene) Floyd of  Darlington, Betty Jane Hardee of Florence, Cecilia Hardee  Edwards of Florence and Karen Hardee Zwickel of West Palm Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Mandy Floyd (Todd) Bulwinkle of Mt. Pleasant, C.J. Floyd and Jennifer Floyd (David) Robinson, all of Darlington, Mason Edwards and Cole Edwards, all of Florence, and Grayson Zwickel of West Palm Beach; and  six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 6, at Hardwick Funeral Home. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, at  Layton-Anderson Funeral Home in Florence and  for one hour prior to the funeral at Hardwick Funeral Home. Interment was held following the service at Hardee family cemetery in Loris.
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Layton-Anderson Funeral Home of Florence and Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Marjorie Russell Holliday
Marjorie Russell Holliday, 93, of Galivants Ferry passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at her home surrounded by loved ones.
Born on July 19, 1920, in Florence, she was the daughter of Blanche Register Russell and Samuel Ota Russell.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Monroe Johnson Holliday; one sister, Mary Lenora “Pug” Russell Curry; one brother, Samuel Ota Russell Jr.; and one son, George Judson Holliday III.
Mrs. Holliday attended Queens College and the University of South Carolina from which she received her BA degree. She married John Monroe Johnson Holliday in 1943 and moved to Galivants Ferry where she flourished providing a warm and loving home and raised three children, George, Russell and Christy. She was a devoted and supportive wife, a loving mother who taught her children christian values: the difference in right and wrong, that actions speak louder than words and “to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” She was a doting grandmother, a giving and loyal friend and a generous and caring person for all she encountered. She was an excellent dancer having danced on roller skates on stage in New York as a child. In addition, she was an avid golfer, bridge enthusiast, gardener of both flowers and vegetables and an energetic fisherman. She was famous for “Margy’s Garden” where the best butter beans and sweet corn abounded. In fact, there is now a “Margy’s Garden” at Brookgreen Gardens. She was strong and selfless throughout her life, had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a smile on her face. She was the epitome of an elegant southern lady.
She is survived by one older sister, Ethel Russell Wright of Greenville; two daughters, Marjorie Russell Holliday (Hal Cottingham) and Christian Monroe Holliday Douglas (David Douglas); three grandchildren, Christian Monroe Holliday Douglas Schaumber (Drew Schaumber), Marjorie Russell Holliday Douglas Powell (Taylor Powell) and David Duvall Douglas Jr.; one great-grandchild, John Douglas Schaumber; and her dedicated caregiver and “other daughter” Lila McGraw.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10, at her home, The Pines, followed by a visitation and celebration of Margy at the house. The interment was held at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the George Judson Holliday Scholarship, Wofford College, 429 N. Church St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29303 or the John Monroe Holliday Scholarship at The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, S.C. 29409.
Goldfinch Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Marie F. ‘Flo’ Jones
Marie F. “Flo” Jones, 86, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Feb. 25, 1928, in Queens Village, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Karl and Martha Richter.
Mrs. Jones was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach. She was an avid card player and enjoyed bingo, crocheting and visiting with friends.  She volunteered with Meals on Wheels and the King of Glory Quilters.
She moved from Hicksville, Long Island, N.Y., to North Myrtle Beach in 1988 with her husband, Robert “Bobby” Jones, now deceased.
Survivors include two sons, Robert M. Jones and his wife Barbara of Westminster, Col., and Alan C. Jones and his wife Susan of Binghamton, N.Y.; one daughter, Linda Erkkinen and her husband Eric of Oakville, Mo.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many dear friends.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, at King of Glory Lutheran Church. The Rev. Pamela Cook will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. A light meal will be served.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to King of Glory Lutheran Church, 805 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 Jones family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Betty S. Sellers Lewis
Betty S. Sellers Lewis, 82, of Marion died on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at home after an illness.
Born on Oct. 9, 1931, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Noah Bryant Skipper and Frances Adlene Jordan Skipper.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Henry S. Sellers.
Mrs. Lewis was retired from Sara Lee Hosiery and was a member of Free Welcome Freewill Baptist Church in Conway.
Surviving are her husband, Willie Joe Lewis of the home; one son, Henry Larue Sellers of Marion; four daughters, Janice Smith (Bob) of Marion, Erma Rollins of Marion, Wanda Thompkins (Floyd) of Longs and Theresa Cook (Joe) of Conway; one step-son, Wendell Lewis (Karen) of Conway; step-daughter, Heather Lewis of Conway; four sisters, Frances Woods of Newport News, Va., Doshia Bodenhamer (John) of Conway, Geneva Nesbit of Conway and Sarah Harriett Singleton (Billy) of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Noah Skipper (Debbie) of Conway and Earl Skipper of Conway; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, at Richardson Funeral Home. Burial followed at Devotion Gardens Cemetery. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 2, at the funeral home.
An online register is available at RichardsonFH.net.
Richardson Funeral Home of Marion served the family.

Stephanie Kathrine Jaroska Maher
Stephanie Kathrine Jaroska Maher, 61, of Longs passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at her home following an illness.
Born on April 25, 1953, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Jaroska and the late Helen Wolchanski Jaroska.
Mrs. Maher was a faithful member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. She will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Survivors include her husband, William M. Maher of the home; one son, Robert Maher and his wife Jennifer of Long Island, N.Y.; one brother, Joseph Jaroska of West Palm, Fla.; one sister, Barbara Pascale of West Palm; and two grandchildren, Alexa Maher and Shawn Maher of Long Island.
Committal services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 9, at Florence National Cemetery in Florence with Father John Zimmerman officiating. Visitation was held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Monday, June 9, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Sybil B. Rhodes
Sybil B. Rhodes, 88, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 24, 1925, in Raleigh, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Broadus G. Brooks and Alma Hall Brooks.
She was predeceased by her husband, James B. Rhodes.
Mrs. Rhodes was a business major and a graduate of the University of North Carolina (Women’s College) in Greensboro, N.C. She was a homemaker and a devoted mother of three children. In recent years she was a member of the Red Hats Society in Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by two daughters, Sherilyn Eve Rhodes (caregiver) of North Myrtle Beach and Marsha Rhodes Croxton and her husband; one son, James Brent Rhodes and his wife of Delaware; two grandchildren, Jaime Rhodes Gallagher of California and James Scott Riley of Mooresville, N.C.; one great-grandson, James Scott Riley Jr.; and one sister, Josephine Brooks Hughes and her husband of Laurinburg, N.C.
A memorial celebration service of Mrs. Rhodes’ life will be held at Myrtle Beach Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 21.
You may contact the family, c/o Sybil B. Rhodes, P.O. Box 757, Little River, S.C. 29566.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Donald Todd
Donald Todd, 69, of Conway passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at his residence with his loving wife at his side.
Born on Nov. 14, 1944, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Willie Thelbert Todd and Martha J. Gore Todd.
Mr. Todd was an insurance salesman for many years prior to his retirement and was affectionately known as “The Mayor” of the Shell Community.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his siblings, Shelton Todd, Billy Wayne Todd, Lonnie Todd, Houston Todd and Ella Mae Todd.
Survivors include his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Joyce Martin Todd; one son, Joseph Todd and his wife Jocelyn of Conway; two daughters, Sharon Todd and her husband Mark of Aynor and Shellie Mire and her husband David of Myrtle Beach; eight grandchildren, Jeremy Todd, Jarod Todd, Timothy Causey and his wife Kellie, Natalie Todd, Sean Todd, Mackenzie Todd, Brice Mire and Ethan Mire; three siblings, James Carl Todd and Bonnie Faye Todd, both of Conway, and Marilyn C. Grainger of Loris.
A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Kinlaw and the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating.
Burial immediately followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the funeral service in the church fellowship hall.
An online guest book is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Jerry Watts
Jerry Watts, 61, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at his home.
Born on Nov. 20, 1952, in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Allie Watts Jr. and Virginia Milligan Watts.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Gloria Jean Watts Buffkin.
He is survived by two brothers, Ronnie Watts and his wife Sondra and Gary Watts and his wife Sobra, all of Tabor City.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 9, at Inman & Ward Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
Inman & Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Lillie Joan Wine
Lillie Joan Wine, 82, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, June 9, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on June 11, 1931, in Atlanta, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Paul and Lillie Mae Hart.
Mrs. Wine is survived by two children, Charles Wine and Linda Wynn; two brothers, David Hart and Jack Hart; one sister, Carolyn Bouchillon; six grandchildren, Ashley Wynn, Clay Wynn, Andrew Wynn, Stephen Fisher, Vicki Wine and Christi Wine; and three great-grandchildren, Mia, Drew and Bentley.
Private graveside services will be held at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Wine family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Jerry T. Yoakum
Jerry T. Yoakum, 73, of Longs passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
Born on Jan. 11, 1941, in Delaware, Ohio, he was the son of the late Carl Raymond Yoakum and the late Elizabeth Yoakum.
Mr. Yoakum was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was employed with Nestle in research and development for 34 years. He enjoyed hunting and playing golf.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Sharon A. Yoakum of Longs; two sons, Shawn Yoakum of Round Rock, Texas, and Jason Yoakum and his wife Michelle Belinsky of New Milford, Conn.; one daughter, Riann Yoakum of Longs; one granddaughter, Brianna Yoakum and her mother Lisa of Round Rock; one brother, Charles Yoakum and his wife Becky of Marysville, Ohio; one sister, Barbara Badertscher of San Angelo, Texas; two nephews; one niece; and four loving pets, Yaegar, Suki, Dexie and Emma.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JUNE 5, 2014 EDITION

Loretta T. Adams
Loretta T. Adams, 76, of Conway died on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on April 8, 1938, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Gussie Todd Tyler.
She was predeceased by two daughters, Patricia A. Adams and Mary F. Adams; one grandson, Jamie B. Smallwood; two brothers; and one sister.
Mrs. Adams is survived by two children, Theo Brooks Adams Jr. and Wanda Causey; two brothers, Winston Tyler and Isaac Lawson Tyler; four grandchildren, Theo Adams III, Jimmy Shepard Autry Jr., Heather C. Adams and Hayley Joe-Ann Causey; and two great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, at the home of Wanda Causey.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 2, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Adams family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Philip John Gambelli Sr.
Philip John Gambelli Sr., 92, of Longs died on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Oct. 3, 1921, in White Plains, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Anna Lambo Gambelli.
He was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Gambelli is survived by three children, Philip Gambelli (Fran), John Gambelli (Christine) and Pia Kincaid; nine grandchildren, Tina, Stacey, Sandy, Frances, Stephane, Joe, Ashley, Philip and Johnny; and nine great-grandchildren, Joseph, Brianna, Ann Marie, Adian, Ethan, Faith, David, Christopher and Giuliana.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 29, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Entombment followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Gambelli family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Robert Ansel ‘Bob’ Geddings
Robert Ansel “Bob” Geddings, 72, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014.
Born on Aug. 6, 1941, in Sumter, he was the son of the late Annie Lucile Avins Geddings and Marvin Ansel Geddings.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one daughter, Denise Eileen Geddings.
Mr. Geddings served in the United States Air Force, having completed three tours of duty in Vietnam. He was the owner/operator of Convenience Corner in Conway for 22 years.
In addition to his wife of 52 years whom he met in Turkey, Saime Gunes Tukel Geddings, he is survived by one daughter, Melody V. Geddings of North Myrtle Beach; two granddaughters, Lorin D. Myers of Columbia and Kendra R. Joyner of Conway; three great-grandchildren, Hailey Myers, Brook Meyers of Columbia and Brantley D. Hilliker of Conway; two sisters, Betty L. Stokes and Katherine Lucille “Lucy” Price, both of Charleston; one brother, Marvin Dale Geddings of Guyton, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service with full military honors to celebrate his life was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, at Lugoff First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The Rev. Dave Robinson officiated the service. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mr. Geddings’ memory to the Wounded Warriors Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Kornegay Funeral Home of Camden served the family.

Ella Mae Strickland Harrelson
Ella Mae Strickland Harrelson, 86, of Loris passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014, at Roper Hospital in Charleston following an illness.
Born on Dec. 31, 1927, in Tabor City, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Alva Strickland and the late Polly Elizabeth Foley Strickland.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Zola M. Harrelson; six brothers, Rufus, Berbie, Thomas, Horace, Elbert and Dustin Strickland; and six sisters, Flossie S. Hodge, Suzanna S. Greenwood, Mary Pauline S. Strickland, Missouri S. Buffkin, Bernice S. Strickland and Arlene S. Strickland.
Mrs. Harrelson was a loving homemaker and worked for many years as a garment inspector with Marlene Industries in Loris. As a longtime and dedicated member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, she taught Sunday school, Bible school and was a member of the choir. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Sue Harrelson and Diane Bellamy and her husband Layne, all of Loris, and Wendy Parker and her husband David of Aynor; one grandchild, Polly Bellamy Elliott and her husband Randy of Georgetown; two great-grandchildren, Otis Elliott of Georgetown and Emma Caroline Brooks and her husband Justin of Jacksonville, N.C.; one faithful loving sister-in-law, Pensalee Powell Harrelson; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Pastor David Watts and the Rev. Bill Thompson officiating. Committal services followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church Fund, 2610 Mt. Zion Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Dennis M. Little
Dennis M. Little, 64, of Calabash, N.C., died on Monday, May 26, 2014, at Brunswick Novant Medical Center in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Oct. 18, 1949, in Southport, N.C., he was the son of the late Miles S. and Mary M. Caison Little.
Mr. Little is survived by his wife, Peggy Smith Little; one son, Ashley Little; one daughter, Heather Little; one brother Ronnie Little (Vickie); one sister, Dorena Hewett (Donnie); and one grandson, David Little.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 29, at Calabash Presbyterian Church in Sunset Beach, N.C. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Calabash Presbyterian Church, 8820 Old Georgetown Road, Sunset Beach, N.C. 28468.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Little family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Shirley B. Livi
Shirley B. Livi, 87, of Little River died on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Summit Place in Little River.
Born on Nov. 9, 1926, in Palmer, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Walter P. and Sarah Bush Bacon.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Livi was an avid golfer for many years in the Western Massachusetts area. She was a three-time ladies champion at the Orchards Golf Course at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass.
She was a self-employed artist specializing in calligraphy print-making and a longtime member of the Springfield Art League.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Edward A. Livi.
Services were private.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Robert Albert Osbahr
Robert Albert Osbahr, 90, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on April 5, 1924, in Bayonne, N.J., he was the son of the late Herman C. and Emma F. Pouch Osbahr.
Mr. Osbahr was a World War II Army Air Corps 8th Air Force veteran.
He is survived by two children, Mark R. Osbahr (Deanna) and Nancy DeBell (Fred); one sister, Grace Lonsdale; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 2, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.  Inurnment was private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mercy Care Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572 or VFW Post 10804, 111 Hwy. 57 N., Little River, S.C. 29566.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Osbahr family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Laura S. Powell
Laura S. Powell, 69, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, May 26, 2014, at her home.
Born on Feb. 18, 1945, in Texas, she was the daughter of Ruth Lictenhaler Staton and the late Troy Staton.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, in the mausoleum of Florence Memorial Gardens.
Interment followed in the gardens. Visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m. before the service at the mausoleum.
Survivors include one son, James U. “Jamie” Powell and his wife Nga of Florence; one brother, Troy Staton; two sisters, Nancy Jackson and Alice Garner; and one grandson, Jason Powell.
Layton-Anderson Funeral Home of Florence served the family.

Hilda Alice Strazze
Hilda Alice Strazze, 88, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at her residence.
Born on Aug. 29, 1925, in Canada, she was the daughter of Oscar and Violet Leavitte.
Mrs. Strazze was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Strazze.
Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Gruber of New Jersey and Shirley Galletta of North Myrtle Beach; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 2, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, with entombment following at Hillcrest Mausoleum in Conway.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, at the funeral home.
An online guest book is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, served the family.

Jay Scott Varallo
Jay Scott Varallo, 50, of Little River died on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at McLeod Health in Florence.
Born on Aug. 9, 1963, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Frank D. and Barbara M. Seidelmann Varallo.
Mr. Varallo had a great passion for Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club, its members and staff. He enjoyed river rides and his Harley-Davidson. He was a huge Gamecock football fan. He was most grateful for all of his wonderful friends.
He is survived by his wife, Shannon; two sons, Dominick Varallo and Brock Smith; one sister, Lori Varallo; and many four-legged friends.
A celebration of his life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, at Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services, P.O. Box 92, Supply, N.C. 28462 or to a rescue group of your choice.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Varallo family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM MAY 29, 2014 EDITION

Ernest ‘Sonny’ Bennett
Ernest “Sonny” Bennett, 69, of Aynor passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at his residence.
Mr. Bennett was born on Aug. 26, 1944, in Montrose, Pa.
He was predeceased by two children, Al Trout and Angie Trout.
He is survived by his wife,  Gail Bennett of the home; one daughter, Michelle Helms (Donnie) of Myrtle Beach; two sons, Butch Haynes (Barb) of Pennsylvania and Brian Trout of Little River; 10 grandchildren, Timmy, Brian, Andrea, Ashley, Shelby, Nicholas, Kaitlyn, Tisha, Brittany and Susie; and four great-grandchildren, Bently, Julia, Maddie and Constantine.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, at Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordon Graham officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Union Baptist Church in Aynor. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Sign an online guest book at www.johnsonfuneralhomeofaynor.com.
Johnson Funeral Home of  Aynor served the family.

Ellis Elton Blackmon
Ellis Elton Blackmon, 68, of Conway went to be with the Lord on May 18, 2014, at his residence with his loving family by his side.
Born on Feb. 20, 1946, in Mullins, he was the son of the late J. Ellis and Nina Stalvey Blackmon.
He was retired from Horry Electric in Conway after 38 years of service.
Survivors include one son, Elton Keith Blackmon, and one grandson, William Ellis Blackmon, both of Loris; two granddaughters, Stefani Arleigh Blackmon and Savannah Lynne Blackmon, both of Conway; one sister, Maxine Blackmon McDowell (Buster) of Conway; one niece, Charlene McDowell Hatfield (Bric); and one great-nephew, Brice Daniel Hatfield, all of Myrtle Beach.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Dale Willoughby officiating. Entombment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery Mausoleum in Conway.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the funeral.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the Mercy Hospice Team and extended family and friends for all their love and support during Mr. Blackmon’s illness.
Sign the guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Gertrude ‘Jean’ Cunningham
Gertrude “Jean” Cunningham, 89, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, surrounded by her family and the very caring staff of Exton Senior Living in Exton, Pa.
Born on March 12, 1925, in Long Island, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude Bergin.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years, Charles E. Cunningham Sr.; two sons, Charles E. Cunningham Jr. and Michael T. Cunningham; one daughter, Joanne M. Stetzer; and one grandson, James Stetzer.
Mrs. Cunningham was a devoted wife and tireless mother to five children. After raising a family she and her husband retired to a life of sun, golf and friends in North Myrtle Beach. In their later years they moved to Exton to be close to family. To all who knew her, Mrs. Cunningham was known for her energy, her love, her kindness and devotion to family and faith.
She is survived by two daughters, Caren A. Ryan of Exton and Jane C. James of Miami Beach, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren
Inurnment will be at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Hme & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

David B. Dresko Sr.
David B. Dresko Sr., 76, of Longs died on Monday, May 26, 2014, at his home.
Born on Sept. 8, 1937, in Grassflat, Pa., he was the son of the late Adam and Veronica Dresko.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by four sisters.
Mr. Dresko is survived by his wife of 27 years, Edette Harris Dresko; four sons, David, Eric, Philip and Gregory; one daughter, Valerie; three sisters, Betty, Agnes and Rose; one brother, John; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Living Water Baptist Church in Longs on Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m.  
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Living Water Baptist Church, c/o The David B. Dresko Memorial, 1569 Hwy. 9 E., Longs, S.C. 29568.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Dresko family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Helene S. Everett
Helene S. Everett, 77, of Little River died on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at her home.
Born on May 31, 1936, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Linwood H. and Thelma L. Harrison Sparshott.
Mrs. Everett is survived by her husband of 55 years, William M. Everett; two sons, William H. Everett and James P. Everett; one daughter, Susan C. Roberts; two sisters, Ruth Saegesser and Jane Kozill; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Everett family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Reginald Hans Carl Jacobsen
Reginald Hans Carl Jacobsen, 78, of North Myrtle Beach and Mount Pleasant passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
Born on Aug. 4, 1935,  in Clinton, Iowa, he was the son of the late Johannes and Sophie B. Jacobsen who immigrated from Germany and Denmark to America and began their family with their first born, Reggie, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Clinton.
He was predeceased by his wife, Miriam; and one son, Jeffrey.
Mr. Jacobsen, born with an inquisitive mind and thirst for knowledge, attended a one room school in Clinton which required a two mile walk in sometimes below freezing temperatures. He excelled in his studies and earned a scholastic scholarship to attend the University of Iowa where he earned a degree in commerce and loved his Hawkeyes. Following graduation he became an employee of DuPont which became his career for 35 years. After being promoted to DuPont’s headquarters in Delaware, he moved to several locations and assignments within the company including the start-up of DuPont in Florence where his love for South Carolina and its beaches developed. After 35 years with DuPont he and his family retired in the Myrtle Beach area. He had a passion for helping his fellow man and contributed hundreds of volunteer hours at The Grand Strand Hospital in Myrtle Beach, for which he was honored, serving mostly in the emergency room area comforting families during a crisis...therefore earning his friendly title, Dr. Reggie. He was active in other community organizations and loved his church, The First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach. Known as a world traveler, he had visited almost all the continents and was a beautiful storyteller describing some of the magnificent sites he had visited and America‘s Grand Canyon was a favorite. Mr. Jacobsen developed and cultivated many enduring friendships and he will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; one daughter, Marcia Lang and her husband Jeffrey, and grandson, Zachary of Parkton, Md.; and one sister, Jutta Langfitt and her husband of Las Vegas, Nev., and grandsons, Christopher and Matthew Henninghausen of Cockeysville, Md.
Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to your favorite charity or to The First Presbyterian Church, Charitable Fund or Low Country Orphan Relief Fund, P.O. Box 70185, North Charleston, S.C. 29415.
McMillan-Small Funeral Hme & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Joe Darrell Mayo
Joe Darrell Mayo, 78, of Little River passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his home with his loved ones beside him.
He was born on Aug. 10, 1935, in Kinston, N.C.
Mr. Mayo attended Grainger High School where he was an active part of his class and the school’s football team.
In between two periods of time serving in the Army, he attended East Carolina University both as a student and a football player.
Graduating with a degree in business administration he went on to a successful career in the corporate world and later, along with Ferlon, his wife of 57 years, founded Southron, Inc., a prominent development company in North Myrtle Beach.
He was an avid tennis player and life-long beach lover.
Survivors include his wife, Ferlon; two sons, Walt and Adam; one daughter-in-law, Jill; and three grandchildren Brandon, Kaitlin and Daniel and his wife Julia along with their son Jacob.
A public memorial service is being scheduled for late June. Thoughts and prayers from friends and extended family are welcome and most greatly appreciated.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, N.Y. 10305-1425.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Karen B. McDowell
Karen B. McDowell, 51, of Loris died on Monday, May 19, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on July 19, 1962, in Conway, she was the daughter of Dottie Jordan Gore and the late Bill Gore.
In addition to her father she was predeceased by one sister, Dana Allen.
Survivors include her husband, Willie C. McDowell; two sons, Brad Hucks (Kristin) and Ryan Hucks (Krista); two sisters, Tammy Jordan and Gail Jordan; and three grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, at Grainger Cemetery.  
You may share your memories and condolences with the McDowell family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Shelton Dothan Shelley
Shelton Dothan Shelley, 84, of Green Sea passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on May 7, 1930, in Green Sea, he was the son of James Porter Shelley and Annie Vance Clemmons Shelley.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Betty June Bolton Shelley; four brothers, Clyde Lewis Shelley, W.J. Shelley, Leamon Shelley and Dayton Shelley; and one sister, Meekie Huggins.
Mr. Shelley retired from Myrtle Beach High School Career Center after 22 years of working as a welding instructor. He was an avid fisherman, a devoted Gamecock fan and a member of Green Sea Baptist Church. He will be most remembered as a loving brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include three sons, Thelton Shelley and his wife Vickie of Nichols, Tony Shelley and his wife Donna of Green Sea and Perry Shelley and his wife Annette of Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Robin Haithcock and her husband Albert of Mt. Gilead, N.C., and Joye Smith of Columbia; one sister, Annie Lois Johnson of Green Sea; eight grandchildren, Ryan Shelley, Justin Shelley, Lori Pate, Hope Sarvis, Holley Sellers, Morgan Gore, Taylor Smith and Logan Smith; and nine great-grandchildren, Brittany Shelley, Madison Shelley, Zack Shelley, Jacquelyn Sellers, Shelley Sellers, Gannon Sarvis, Savannah Sarvis, Chelsie Grainger and Courtney Grainger.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, at Green Sea Baptist Church with Pastor Jerry Phillips officiating. Committal services followed at Green Sea Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 26, at Mr. Shelley’s home and for one hour prior to the funeral services at Green Sea Baptist Church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Green Sea Baptist Church, Youth Department, P.O. Box 125, Green Sea, S.C. 29545.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Walter Stepankow
Walter Stepankow, 93, of Little River died on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach.
Born on April 22, 1921, in Detroit, Mich., he resided in Bradford, Pa., with his family until his retirement to the Myrtle Beach area in 1994.
He was predeceased by his wife, Rachel Stepankow.
Mr. Stepankow was a World War II veteran stationed in Panama and Okinawa.
Survivors include two sons, Walter Stepankow (Terri) and Thomas Stepankow (Crystal); one step-daughter, Barbara Bova; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at a later date in Pennsylvania.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Stepankow family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

James Ralph Todd
James Ralph Todd, 73, of Aynor passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Born on Dec. 12, 1940, in Conway, he was the son of the late James Walton and Lunette Myrtle Johnson Todd.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sister, Diane Todd Holmes.
Mr. Todd was a member of Bakers Chapel Baptist Church in Aynor. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Waccamaw Lumber, Pelican Building Supply and Shirley’s Jewelers.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Alford Todd of Aynor; one daughter, Samantha Todd Hooks of Aynor; two grandchildren, Hillary Hooks and Bradley Hooks, both of Aynor; four siblings, Ford Todd and his wife Sandra of Aynor, Phillip Todd and his wife Barbara of Aynor, Shirley Ann Rabon of Nichols and Randy Todd and his wife Gail of Aynor; one brother-in-law, W.L. Holmes Jr. of Longs; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, at Bakers Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeremy Todd and the Rev. Wayne Revisky officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 26, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Bakers Chapel Baptist Church, Adult Choir Fund, 3261 Bakers Chapel Road, Aynor, S.C. 29511.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM MAY 22, 2014 EDITION

Lee Raymond Austin
Lee Raymond Austin, 78, of Loris died on Saturday, May 17, 2014, after a long battle with life’s physical challenges. He endured three heart attacks, two strokes, a leg amputation and three bouts of cancer. He was affectionately referred to by his family as “9 lives”.
Mr. Austin enjoyed cruising his neighborhood visiting his dear friends in his banana yellow golf cart, spending time picking up pine cones in his yard, relaxing with his family and animals, watching TV and taking ocean cruises. He also enjoyed sharing his stories about being in the army with Elvis Presley while stationed in Texas and Germany with the Third Armored Division.
He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Agnes Austin.
He leaves behind his daughter and “son”, Laurie and John Boucino and grandchildren, Ellaina and Daniel, with whom he lived, daughter, Sandy Austin Goldstein, her husband Brett, and his grandchildren, Jason and Jared of Connecticut, and daughter Linda Austin who is currently sailing off the coast of Mexico. He also leaves his former wife and her husband, Madeline and Will deWildt of Connecticut, sister, Rita Hebert and her husband Dennis Hebert of Surfside Beach, brother, John Austin and his wife Harriet Austin of Connecticut, dear friend, Bruce Gagnon and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Monday, May 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with Kevin Braswell officiating. Committal services, with military honors, followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Newington Historical Society, 679 Willard Ave., Newington, CT 06111.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

James ‘Jimmy’ Ronald Cox
James “Jimmy” Ronald Cox, 65, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at his home following an illness.
Born on Feb. 16, 1949, in Loris, he was the son of the late Kenneth W. Cox Sr. and the late Nina Ree West Cox.
Mr. Cox worked for 30 years in sales at Carolina Furniture Company, was a former owner of Sears in Loris and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his two sons, Jimmy Darrell Cox and his wife Carla of Loris and Ronnie Cox and his wife Traci of Garden City; his sons’  mother, Wanda Cox of Loris; four grandchildren, Justin, Morgan, Zack and Payton; two brothers, Kenneth W. Cox Jr. of Wilmington, N.C., and Stephen B. Cox and his wife Teresa of Little River; and two sisters, Diane Cox Martin and her husband Danny and Terri Cox Jordan and her husband Myron, all of Loris.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

James David Edge
James David Edge, 78, of Indianapolis, Ind., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at his home after a long battle with cancer.
Born on Jan. 13, 1936, in North Myrtle Beach, he was the son of the late Alva Brevard and Martha Hardee Edge.
He was predeceased by nine brothers, Paul Edge, Leroy Edge, Sam Edge, Dan Edge, Harvey Edge, Park Edge, Hilburn Edge, Leon Edge and Berry Edge; and three sisters, Hazel Krempusch, Cassie Phillips and Mary Johnson; and one son, John McDonough.
Mr. Edge was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Escod in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Eileen Beineke Edge; two daughters, Tina Morgan and Joy Reed; three sons, Tony McDonough, Marty McDonough and Bob McDonough; one dearly loved by his sister-in-law, Karen Edge; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life was held on Sunday, May 18, at Craig Park in Greenwood, Ind.
Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory of Indianapolis served the family.

James Jackson
James Jackson, 77, of Nichols passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at his home surrounded by the family he dearly loved.
Born on March 29, 1937, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Aubrey B. and Tressie Todd Jackson.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two brothers, Earl Jackson and Frank Jackson; and one sister, Ruby Lee Dorman.
Mr. Jackson was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He graduated from Clemson University in 1960. He soon joined the British American Tobacco Company and spent 26 years living in Central and South America.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Arlene E. Jackson; two daughters, Jada (Todd) Kellison of Morehead City, N.C., and Jill (William) Jeter of Nichols; four brothers, Bruce Jackson of Loris, Austin Jackson of Mullins, Brooks (Patricia) Jackson of Green Sea and Eugene (Susie) Jackson of Green Sea; three sisters, Lois (Bill) Summerford of Florence, Flora Mae Simmons of Florence and Louise Martin of Loris; and three grandchildren, Bontu Kellison, Jackson Jeter and Isabella Jeter.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 19, at Green Sea Baptist Church in Green Sea. Burial followed at Green Sea Cemetery. The family received friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Green Sea Baptist Church, P.O. Box 125, Green Sea, S.C. 29545 or to Mercy Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
A message of condolence for the family may be left at mearesfh.com.
Meares Funeral Home of Mullins served the family.

Thomas J. Lewis
Thomas J. Lewis, 69, of Owensboro, Ky., passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014, at his home.
Born on Oct. 29, 1944, in Little River, he was the son of the late Henry Clifton Lewis Sr. and Geneva Jones Lewis.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Cleople Franks, Isabelle Wright, Deltic Franks, Charles Lewis and H.C. Lewis Jr.
A United Methodist minister, he served as associate minister of Christian Educations and Program at the Bennettsville United Methodist Church in Bennettsville, Vineville United Methodist Church in Macon, Ga., and Christ United Methodist Church in Warner Robbins, Ga.
Mr. Lewis is survived by two children, Aubrey Bishop and her husband Cameron and Jon Lewis and his wife Rachel; two grandchildren, Aubrey Bishop and Mallory Bishop; one lifelong friend, the Rev. Ron Preuss; his former wife, Marian Elliott Lewis;  and one brother, Wallace Lewis.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Ste. 401, Louisville, KY. 40207.
At his request a private service will be held at a later date in North Myrtle Beach.
Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory of Owensboro is serving the family.

Marvin Lamar Peavy
Marvin Lamar Peavy, 64, of Loris died on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on May 14, 1950, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Daniel “Dan” and Maude Cooper Peavy.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by three brothers, Carl Peavy, Johnny Peavy and Ira Gene Peavy.
Mr. Peavy was a loving husband, father, brother and friend to all who met him. He enjoyed playing his guitar at church, fishing and had a way of making people laugh. He was always willing to help those in need.
He is survived by his wife, April S. Peavy of the home; three brothers, Howard Peavy (Doris) of Gresham, Robert Peavy of Socastee and Freddie Peavy (Lonnie Jean) of Conway; three sisters, Viola Walters (Neil) of Aynor, Mary Floyd (Donnie) of Mullins and Patricia Todd (L.G.) of Conway; three step-sons, McArthur Bullard (Laronda), William Ricky Bullard (Tanna) and Wendell Brock Bullard (Tammy), all of Loris; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 16, at Watson Funeral Services.
Burial followed at High Point Baptist Church Cemetery in Conway.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at Watson Funeral Services.
Sign a guest book at watsonfuneralservices.com.
Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.

Wanda Jean White
Wanda Jean White, 80, of Little River went home to be with her Lord on Friday, May 16, 2014.
Born on March 1, 1934, in Welch, W.V., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hunt.
Mrs. White graduated from Welch High School in 1952 and from Bluefield Beauty College in 1955. She married the late David White in 1970. They lived together in Welch where they owned and operated White’s Restaurant until they sold it and relocated to Myrtle Beach in 1985.  White’s Restaurant was her kid’s favorite place to eat.  They said it “tasted just like mom’s home cooking”.
Mrs. White had many other careers in her life, beginning as a beautician, Avon Lady, Deputy Clerk of McDowell County, W.V., and lastly a hotel clerk and concierge at many local resorts in the Myrtle Beach area. She loved bowling, the beach and mostly her friends and family. Family was the most important thing to her.
She is survived by four children, Darrell Kestner and his wife Margie of Glen Cove, N.Y., Debbie Hamilton and her husband Larry of Tampa, Fla., Donna Hanchock of Little River and Frankie Merrill and her husband Greg of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers; one sister; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and countless nieces and nephews who she considered her children.
Mrs. White loved the Cherry Grove Beach section of North Myrtle Beach so much. She lived and worked there for 15 years.  Her family gathered there on Saturday, May 17, to remember her.
You can share your memories and condolences with the White family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River served the family.

Arnold Richard ‘Rick’ Wolfe
Arnold Richard “Rick” Wolfe, 92, of Little River died on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
He was born on Aug. 20, 1921, at Harlem Hospital in New York City, N.Y.
On June 16, 1944, Private Wolfe landed on Utah Beach in Normandy, France, as a forward artillery observer. He remained at the front of the Fourth Infantry Division, 20th Field Artillery until wounded in action in the Ardennes on Sept. 8, 1944. He was awarded three campaign citations, The Presidential Unit Citation, The Bronze Star, The Purple Heart and The French Medal of Honor for his service in combat.
On Aug. 28, 1945, Mr. Wolfe married his English sweetheart, Hilda Judy Ensor, who arrived in New York Harbor on the HMS Queen Mary on April 4, 1946, to begin their new life.
He was predeceased by his wife, Judy, on Feb. 7, 2000.
Mr. Wolfe worked for the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene for 30 years and was active in the CSEA. He served as a leader of the local Boy Scout Troop in his hometown of Stony Point, N.Y.
Mr. Wolfe retired to Windjammer Village in Little River where he resided for the last 30 years. He was active on the POA Board of Windjammer, was a long time and active member of the Calabash VFW and a member of the local Elks and American Legion. He is fondly remembered by his long time companion, Nancy Blake, as well as his family and friends. He lived life every day to its fullest measure and his spirit is best captured in the words of Dylan Thomas:
“And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
Take comfort that your comrades in poker honored you with deuces wild four hours after your passing.
He is survived by one son, Richard Paul Wolfe and his wife Christine Therese Wolfe; three granddaughters, Erica Victoria Pritchard, Jennifer Pepper Wolfe and Megan Brooke Britton, and their respective spouses, Mark Pritchard, Roger Wells and Jeff Britton; and two great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Jacob Pritchard.
The family received friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 16, at Lee Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  Entombment followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
Donations in memory of Mr. Wolfe may be made to The Salvation Army at www.salvationarmy.org.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Wolfe family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Jennifer Zenner
Jennifer Zenner, 65, of Little River passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, after a brief illness.
Born on Nov. 2, 1948, in Shreveport, La., she was the daughter of the late John and Hilda Barnett Williamson.
Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Craig Zenner; and one brother, John Williamson and his wife Donna.
A memorial celebration was held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM MAY 15, 2014 EDITION

Todd Autry Barnhill
Todd Autry Barnhill, 44, of Loris passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at his home following an illness.
Born on Jan. 22, 1970, in Loris, he was the son of the late Autry Christopher Barnhill and the late Myrtie Todd Barnhill.
Mr. Barnhill was a member of Beulah Baptist Church.
He is survived by one sister, Jan Renee Barnhill of Loris; and many loving cousins, aunts and extended family.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mark Stevens officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Todd Barnhill Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 308, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Patricia L. ‘Paddi’ Buckley
Patricia L. “Paddi” Buckley, 82, of Calabash, N.C., died on Friday, May 9, 2014, at her home.
Born on June 2, 1931, in Eugene, Oregon, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Elizabeth Rickard.
Mrs. Buckley graduated from the University of Oregon in 1954. She was a professional bowler with AMF in Europe and then she was sent to Ohio in 1965. In Ohio she had a clinic for handicapped children needing therapy.
She and her husband Paul retired to Calabash in 1994.
In addition to her husband she is survived by three daughters, Deborah, Shannon and Shara Marie; two sons; Michael and Robert Shane; and one step-son, Mark Buckley.
The family wishes to express their thanks and gratitude to Hospice for their loving care of Paddi.
Funeral services were private.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Buckley family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Randy Thomas Byrd
Randy Thomas Byrd, 56, of Longs died on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at his home.
Born on Aug. 11, 1957, in Fayetteville, N.C., he was the son of the late John and Anna Lois Patrick Byrd.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Byrd; one daughter, Randi-Lynne Byrd; two sons, Chris (Dacia) and Brandon Oates; three sisters, Pam Mew, Tiffany Atkinson and Sandi Coats; and six grandchildren, Gavin Deets, Landon Byrd, Xander Gonyea, Caroline Oates, Andrew Oates and Callie Oates.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at Bible Fellowship Baptist Church. Funeral services followed at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bible Fellowship Baptist Church, 462 Hwy. 57 S., Little River, S.C. 29566 or CMA (RFTS), P.O. Box 9, Hatfield, AR  71945.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Byrd family by visiting leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Page Franklin Chambers
Page Franklin Chambers, 82, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Feb. 29, 1932, in Augusta, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ola Franklin.
Mrs. Chambers graduated from high school in Danville, Va., and from Winthrop College in Rock Hill in 1954.
She was a quiet, humble and unassuming housewife.  She was a wonderful example of how to be a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. She was warm, kind and gentle.  She excelled in motherhood, cooking and teaching children’s Sunday School. She was a faithful and dedicated member of King of Glory Lutheran Church and shared her faith in a quiet and sincere manner.
Mrs. Chambers is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lindsay Chambers of North Myrtle Beach; two sons, Art Chambers (Cindy) and Rob Chambers (Donna); six grandchildren, Scott, Melissa, Maggie, Nick, Conor and Caylie; and three great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Caroline and Ellen, all of Charlotte, N.C.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 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.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Chambers family by visiting leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Doctor B. Crews
Doctor B. Crews, 87, of Little River died on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at his residence.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at St. Paul AME Church in Little River.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River served the family.

John B. Doyle
John B. Doyle, 89, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, May 9, 2014, following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Jeane; and three brothers, Charles of South Elgin, Ill., George of Wichita, Kan., and Seminole and Joseph of Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Mr. Doyle was born and raised in New Bedford, Mass.
After graduation from high school in 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. After completing his training as an aircraft armorer he was assigned to the Army Specialized Training Program at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., where he met the two young ladies he eventually married. He served in India, Burma and China as a cryptographic technician with the Army Signal Corps.
After his honorable discharge in 1946 Mr. Doyle entered Northwestern University. During his senior year he married Jeane Micklos, a fourth grade teacher in Streator, Ill. Four years later while they were living in Chicago, Jeane contracted polio and spent the remaining 44 years of her life as a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic. In 1985 he retired from the Hartford Insurance Group and they moved from Des Plaines, Ill., to Largo and later to Seminole, Fla. After his wife’s death in 1997, he was a volunteer driving seniors to and from their physicians’ and dentists’ and dialysis and radiation treatments.
In 2003 John relocated to North Myrtle Beach, married Roslyn Anderson and joined Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. They enjoyed motor trips to visit friends and relatives in Florida, Connecticut and Illinois. They also journeyed to Hawaii, Argentina, Antarctica, France and Tanzania, where they enjoyed a wildlife safari, including a hot-air balloon ride over the Serengeti National Park Wildlife Refuge.
Survivors include his wife, Roslyn; one son, John and his wife Anne and their daughter Kenzie of Durham, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews in Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Washington.
A brief service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church Columbarium at 801 11th Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach.
Memorial donations may be made to the March of Dimes, 608 16th Ave. N., #F, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
You may share your memories and condolences on the guest book at http://MyrtleBeachFuneralHome.com.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

David Samuel Fincham Sr.
David Samuel Fincham Sr., 86, of Culpeper, Va., formerly of North Myrtle Beach, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 12, 2014.
Born on Aug. 12, 1927, in Woodville, he was the son of Gilbert Lee and Viola Leslie Jenkins Fincham.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Fincham was predeceased by his wife, Doris Elizabeth Fincham; one son, David S. Fincham Jr.; and three siblings; Leola, Beulah and Clifford.
Mr. Fincham was a veteran of the United States Army. He owned D & D Amusements in Manassas, Va., and was a land developer and builder. He attended Bible Baptist Church in Culpeper and loved the Lord and his family.
Survivors include two sons, Rick Fincham of Warrenton, Va., and Jeff Fincham and his wife Carol of Lake Anna, Va.; one sister, Becky Weaver of Culpeper; three grandchildren, Dawn Fincham of Culpeper, Jeremy Loveless of Front Royal and Kevin Fincham of Culpeper; five great-grandchildren; and his devoted caregiver and friend of 14 years, Mary Church.
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moser Funeral Home at 233 Broadview Ave. in Warrenton where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, with Pastor Bruce Fincham officiating. Interment will be in Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas.
Pallbearers named are Ivan Sisk, Roy Clatterbuck, Roy Lee Clatterbuck, Easthem Fincham, Ray Fincham and Charles Brown.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1095, Warrenton, VA 20188.
The family wishes to express their deepest thanks to Medi Hospice of Fredericksburg, Va., for the care they provided and especially to Christin.
Online condolences are available at www.moserfuneralhome.com.
Moser Funeral Home of Warrenton is serving the family.

George L. Fox
George L. Fox, 91, of North Myrtle Beach died peacefully at Agape Hospice on Friday, May 9, 2014.
Born on July 10, 1922, in Greenfield, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clarence and Lena Fox.
Following graduation from McClain High School Mr. Fox attended Ohio University where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and received a bachelors degree and  a masters degree in chemistry.
He served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific in World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and a 60 plus year member of Greenfield Lodge #318, F&AM.
Mr. Fox was employed as a research chemist for B.F. Goodrich. He later joined Monsanto Chemical Company’s research staff at the Mound Laboratory in Miamisburg, Ohio, where his activities were concentrated in radioactive isotope chemistry.
He was president of the Miamisburg Jaycees in 1952.
After a stint at Anniston, Alabama, in 1953 he became a charter member of Mobay Chemical Company’s original research group.
He was a recognized authority in the chemistry and application of non-cellular polyurethanes, particularly in their use as magnet wire enamels. He fulfilled many key assignments in the technical and commercial development of non-cellular polyurethanes which contributed to their success in the U.S. market.
He managed the marketing services and staff activities of the Plastics and Coatings Division and in his last several months was senior advisor to the division staff.
George and his wife Eileen retired to North Myrtle Beach in 1982 and became members of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.
His most enjoyable hobbies were boating, golfing and cruising. While a member of the Long Bay Power Squadron, he served as treasurer for three years.
Mr. Fox was also a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and served as commander for two years.
He joined Bay Tree Golf Plantation and played for many years with the Blazers traveling group. He was also a member of The Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach.
George’s special love was cruising, and he and Eileen enjoyed over 50 cruises together.
Mr. Fox will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen Fox; two daughters, Candice Fox and Laura Pietracatello (Steve); six grandchildren, Kelly Hohn (Shelly), Kevin Hohn (Kelly), Stephen Pietracatello III (Lisa), Theresa Stein (Jay), Rebecca Pietracatello and Matthew Pietracatello; and nine great-granddaughters.
Burial will be in Greenfield, Ohio.
Local services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Fox family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River is serving the family.

Kathleen Marie Harrigan
Kathleen Marie Harrigan, 72, of Myrtle Beach died on Monday, May 5, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 7, 1941, in Bridgeport, Conn., she was the daughter of the late James and Bridget Curulle.
Mrs. Harrigan was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a caregiver at heart. She graduated from St. Vincents Nursing School and received her B.S. from Regents College of New York. She was a registered nurse at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut and worked at Grand Dunes Surgery Center in Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include her husband, George Harrigan of Myrtle Beach; three sons, James Harrigan of Murrells Inlet, Patrick Harrigan of Magnolia, Texas, and Matthew Harrigan of Longs; one daughter, Wendy Darling of Minneapolis, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Funeral services were private.
An online guest book is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Suite L, Anderson, S.C. 29621.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, served the family.

Frances Fleming Jones
Frances Fleming Jones, 100, of Loris departed this life on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Loris.
Born on March 20, 1914, she, surrounded by her family and friends, celebrated her joyful 100th birthday.
Mrs. Jones survived her husband, James Floyd Jones, for over 60 years and continued the family business, Service Composing Company of Columbia, for over four decades after her husband’s death. She was a past president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Columbia and a longtime member of Shandon United Methodist Church in Columbia.
She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Jones Kyzer (Tony); one son, James Floyd Jones Jr. (Freda); five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel. The family received friends at the funeral home immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made to the Waccamaw Youth Center, 301 Padgett Lane, Conway, S.C. 29526 or to a charity of your choice.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Robert Hugh Kennon
Robert Hugh Kennon, 66, of Little River died on Friday, May 2, 2014, at his home.
Born on June 27, 1947, in Port Jefferson, N.Y., he was the son of the late Victor H. and Virginia A. Reade Kennon.
He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Kennon.
Mr. Kennon attended Gettysburg College and graduated from Franklin Pierce College. He and his brother managed and operated a chain of service stations before he retired to Little River.
He is survived by two children, Hayley Kennon and Kyle Kennon; and his twin brother, Richard Kennon.
The family received friends from 12 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at Lee Funeral Home.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Kennon family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Donnie Livingston
Donnie Livingston, 98, of Longs passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014, at his home after an illness.
Mr. Livingston was born on Sept. 20, 1915.
He is survived by one son, Raymond Dewitt; two brothers, Luther P. Livingston and Robert Norwood; three sisters, Evelyn Jackson, Ruby Wilson and Sarah Stanley; and other family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at Popular AME Church in Longs.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River served the family.

Henry Clay McCormick III
Henry Clay McCormick III, 67, of Calabash, N.C., died on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born on Jan. 15, 1947, in Charles Town, W.V., he was the son of the late Henry Clay McCormick Jr. and Mildred Kelican McCormick.
Mr. McCormick retired as president of Peoples Concrete Co. in New York and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by three sons, Marc C. McCormick, Scott M. McCormick and Kyle T. McCormick; one daughter, Laura A. McCormick; one brother, Larry E. McCormick; and his former wife, Margaret R. McCormick.
He was loved by all and will be greatly missed forever.
A celebration of life service was private.
Memorial donations may be made to Regency Hospice, 11943 Suite A, Garden City, S.C. 29576.
Condolences may be made at: www.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet served the family.

Jaquann James Price
Jaquann James Price, 24, of Longs departed this life on Sunday, May 4, 2014.
He was born on March 7, 1990.
Mr. Price made eternal preparations and became a member of Mt.  Calvary #2 Missionary Baptist Church. He attended Horry County Public Schools.
Survivors include one son, Jaquann James Price Jr. (Katoria Ford) of Longs; his mother, Tracey Lovette Jenrette of Longs; his father, Jeffery Herman Price of Longs; one sister, Yentruo C. Jennings of Longs; one brother, Courtney “Mickey” Jennings of Longs;  his grandmothers, Mazell J. Grissett of Summerville and Reba Price of Longs; his grandfathers, Donald H. Stanley of Calabash, N.C., and Eddie I. Grissett of Little River; his great-grandmother, Mable C. Jenrette of Calabash; an influential uncle and aunt, Jonathan and Erica Douglas of Summerville; one God-sister, Shahaddah Ballard; an inspiring cousin, Tisa Edge-Glover; one special friend, Tyreca Connie Stanley; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at Ocean View Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at Mt Calvary #2 Missionary Baptist Church in the Brooksville community of Little River.
Ocean View Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Jerry Archie Suggs
Jerry Archie Suggs, 67, of Greer died on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills.
Born on Sept. 14, 1946, in Conway, he was the son of the late Thomas Kirby Suggs Sr. and Brittie Tompkins Suggs, formerly of Loris.
He was predeceased by one brother, Thomas Howard Suggs; and one sister, Bernice Anderson.
Mr. Suggs was a retired draftsman, a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Gowensville in Landrum and was an avid Clemson fan.
Survivors include his wife, Dawn Lunny Suggs of the home; one daughter, Kimberly and her husband Buddy Staton of Winston-Salem, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Margaret Lunny of Greer; four brothers, Robert Suggs (Sara Way) of Myrtle Beach, Herman Suggs (Oylanda) of Loris, Thomas K. Suggs Jr. (Janice) of Lugoff and Randy Suggs of North Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Betty Hammack (Ira) of Louisville, Ky., and Bonnie Anderson of North Myrtle Beach; and two grandchildren, Quinn Staton and Jacob Staton.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 12, at the First Baptist Church of Gowensville. The  services were conducted by the Rev. Harold Thompson, the Rev. Josh Phillips and Dr. Tony Beam. Burial followed in Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Greer.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, at The Wood Mortuary.
Honorary escort was the Hartman Sunday School Class.
Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes, 37 Villa Road, B-123, Greenville, S.C. 29615 or the Building Fund, First Baptist Church of Gowensville, 5650 N. Hwy. 14, Landrum, S.C. 29356.
Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.
The Wood Mortuary of Greer served the family.

Christopher Derrick Toone
Christopher Derrick Toone, 41, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
Born on Dec. 24, 1972, in Fayetteville, Tenn., he was the son of Linda Collins Toone and the late Dr. Cleedis Doyne Toone.
In addition to his father he was predeceased by one sister, Bunny Toone.
Mr. Toone was a graduate of Myrtle Beach High School and served in the U.S. Navy.  He will forever be remembered for his carefree and playful spirit; always kicking the soccer ball, playing video games or wrestling with the “kiddos.”
In addition to his mother he is survived by his children, Natalie Toone and Christopher Toone; his children’s mother, Heiby Toone; two brothers, Cregg Toone (Monica) of Little River and Charles Toone of Tennessee; two sisters, Lori Golden (Stan) and Barbara Biehler (Jim), both of Tennessee; one niece, Claire Toone; and two nephews, Ryan Golden and Chad Toone.
A celebration of life service was held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with Dr. J. Kirk Lawton officiating.  The family received friends following the service.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM MAY 8, 2014 EDITION

John Hollis Allen Jr.
John Hollis Allen Jr., of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at his home after a long battle with cancer.
Mr. Allen was a native of West Point, Ga.
He was predeceased by his parents, J. Hollis and Florine Allen; his wife, Peggy J. Allen; and one infant daughter, M. Kelley Allen.
He attended The Citadel before serving in the Army during World War II. Upon returning from the war, he graduated from the University of Virginia. He had a career in marketing, stock brokerage and banking. He retired from the National Bank of South Carolina.
He was an active member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach, which he dearly loved, serving in a variety of duties.
He and Peggy were also very active in their community and will be missed by their neighbors.
He is survived by two sons, J. Hollis Allen III and his wife Lisa of Florence and R. Glenn Allen of North Myrtle Beach; one grandson, John H. Allen IV and his wife Isabella; one great-grandson, J. Hollis J. Allen V of Travis Air Force Base in California; one sister, Florine Henderson and her family of West Point; and one brother-in-law, Robert G. Johnston and his wife Daisy of Spartanburg.
A funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Wilmot Merchant at St. Stephens Episcopal Church at 801 11th Ave. N. at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 9.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to St. Stephens Episcopal Church.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

William James Appleton Sr.
William James Appleton Sr., 85, of Little River died on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 21, 1928, in Camden, N.J., he was the son of the late Paul E. and Frances Maher.
He was predeceased by his former wife, Brenda Wall Appleton; one daughter, Kathleen (Casey) Faulkner; and one brother, Paul Appleton.
He attended Fordham Prep and graduated from Seton Hall University in the class of 1947.
Mr. Appleton is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jeanne Armstrong Appleton; one son, William J. Appleton Jr.; three daughters, Lizabeth Cirillo, Eileen Cortese and Julie Appleton; five grandchildren, Kayla, John, Alexa, Meagan and Dougie; and one great-grandchild, Jaida.
Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Ramsey, N.J., on Thursday, May 8.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Appleton family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Todd Autry Barnhill
Todd Autry Barnhill, 44, of Loris passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at his home following an illness.
Born on Jan. 22, 1970, in Loris, he was the son of the late Autry Christopher Barnhill and the late Myrtie Todd Barnhill.
Mr. Barnhill was a member of Beulah Baptist Church.
He is survived by one sister, Jan Renee Barnhill of Loris; and many loving cousins, aunts and extended family.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mark Stevens officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Todd Barnhill Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 308, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Elmore Smith Buchan Jr.
Elmore Smith Buchan Jr., 73, of North Myrtle Belach died peacefully on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
Born on Dec. 29, 1940, in Lake City, he was the son of Harriet Elam Cockfield of Lake City and Elmore Smith Buchan Sr. of Mullins.
He was predeceased by one sister, Harriet Jayne Buchan McElrath (John) of Greenwood.
Mr. Buchan grew up in Mullins and attended the University of North Carolina where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, before graduating from Atlantic Christian College.
In 1963, he married Sandra Kloo Chase of Florence. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7, 2013.
Like 10 generations of Buchan men before him, Mr. Buchan was a career tobacconist working first for A.H. Buchan Tobacco Company of Mullins, founded by his grandfather. He went on to work at Universal Leaf before following his father to Gallaher Limited, a major UK-based tobacco company. When his father passed away in 1974, he, at age 34, became the youngest Director of Leaf in the company’s history. Over the course of his career, his work took him to six of the seven continents, with the family living in Ireland and England before settling in Goldsboro, N.C.
Mr. Buchan was a lifelong hunter and fisherman and a charter member of the Nomads of Mattamuskeet. A lifelong Presbyterian, he served as an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Loris for four years.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra; and three children, Chase Thompson (Carter) of Richmond, Va., James Buchan (Kelly) of Richmond and Sanborn Buchan (Gentry) of Wilson, N.C.; four grandchildren, Zachary, Thomas, Liza and Rollins; one brother, Archibald Buchan (Eleanor) of Anderson; one niece, Catherine Elizabeth; three nephews, John Smith, Shawn and Shane; and many beloved first cousins.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at the First Presbyterian Church in Loris with Pastor Dr. Tim Osment officiating. The family received friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church and again following the service. Private committal services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), P.O. Box 2484, Richmond, VA 23218, consider becoming an organ donor in celebration of Mr. Buchan’s 15 years as a heart recipient or to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 425, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Kenneth E. ‘Kenny’ Bullard
Kenneth E. “Kenny” Bullard, 64, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on June 10, 1949, in Wilmington, N.C., he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Rosa Belle Fowler Bullard.
He was predeceased by one sister, Brenda B. Shuman; and two grandchildren, Justin and Johannah.
Mr. Bullard was employed with Black’s Tire Service as Regional Manager of the Southeast for 25 years.
Survivors include his wife, Delia Bullard; one son, Joey Bullard and his wife DeAnn; one daughter, Angela Bullard; and three grandchildren, Tanner, Jenna Rose and Joshua.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at Lee Funeral Home. The family also received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn, N.C.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at Worthington Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chadbourn.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina, P.O. Box 127, Lake Waccamaw, N.C. 28450.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Bullard family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Tommy Hardwick Floyd
Tommy Hardwick Floyd, 86, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Churchland House in Virginia.
Born on Oct. 21, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Pearlie Lewis Hardwick and the late Tillie Faircloth Hardwick of Loris.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Walter Hammond Floyd of Myrtle Beach; and three sisters, Lucille A. Hardwick, Estaline Hardwick Butler and Aline Hardwick Fleming.
Mrs. Floyd was a graduate of Loris High School and Limestone College. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by one step-son, James Hammond Floyd Sr. and his wife Barbara of Chapin; one niece, R. Faye Butler of Portsmouth, Va.; two nephews, H. Ashley Butler Jr. and his wife Louise of McGaheysville, Va., and James H. Butler Sr. and his wife Patsi of Portsmouth; three step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great-grandchildren, all of South Carolina.
Services were held at McMillan-Small Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 6, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John C. Brearley officiating. Burial with a short ceremony followed at Patterson Cemetery in Loris.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Red Cross or the Alzheimer’s Association.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Alice Wynn Kelly Fonvielle
Alice Wynn Kelly Fonvielle, 69, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at home.
Born on June 27, 1944, in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late F.O. Kelly and Mary Alice and Wister Jackson.
Mrs. Fonvielle was a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She was a retired school teacher of 26 years.
She is survived by her husband, Carlton Monroe “Buddy” Fonvielle of the home; one daughter, Kelly Wynn F. Miller and her husband Warren of Tabor City; one son, Carlton Hunter and his wife Monica of Tabor City; one brother, Wister O. Jackson of Lansing, N.C.; one sister, Mary Louise Taylor of Marietta, Ga.; and five grandchildren, Matthew Miller, Mason Miller, Gracelyn Fonvielle, Caleb Fonvielle and Zack Fonvielle.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, in St. Paul United Methodist Church in Tabor City. Burial followed in Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service in the church.
Inman Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Billie Jack Hardee
Billie Jack Hardee, 79, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Conway Manor in Conway following an illness.
Born on March 11, 1935, in Loris, he was the son of Samuel Gorum Hardee and Addie Cox Hardee.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Jewel Gore.
Mr. Hardee served his country with honor and courage in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict, worked as a farmer and pipe fitter and was a longtime member of Oak Dale Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Hardee of the home; one son, Rikki Hardee of Loris; one grandchild, Blaze Ryder Williamson of Loris; and   four sisters, Verlyn Causey of Nichols, Aundrea Faye Reyes of Grover Port, Ohio, and Ann Hardee and Sylva Kaye Shelley, both of Loris.
Graveside services with military honors were held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at Oak Dale Cemetery with Pastor W.P. McLeod officiating.
Memorials may be made to Oak Dale Baptist Church, Food Drive, 1695 Oak Dale Road, Loris, S.C. 29569 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, SC Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Ste. L, Anderson, S.C. 29621.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Danny Earl Martin
Danny Earl Martin, 51, of Conway entered the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 1, 2014, after a battle with cancer.
Born on Sept. 5, 1962, in Loris, he was the son of the late Edward Earl Martin and the late Clara Mae Gerald Martin.
He was pastor of Grace Bible Church in Myrtle Beach and devoted his life to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Pastor Danny spent 15 years at Calvary Christian School where he served as a high school teacher, administrator and principal. His passions in life were reading, teaching, loving his family and first of all serving his Lord and preaching the gospel. His life verse was Acts 20:24 “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Terri Ulmer Martin; one son, Adam Martin and his wife Jessica; one daughter, Ashley Martin; three grandchildren, Addison, Gabby Rose and Jack, all of Conway; one brother, David Martin and his wife Robin; his step-mother, Robin Martin; two step-sisters, Jan Cash and her husband Lanny and Candace Hudson and her husband Jake, all of Chesnee; six nephews; and eight nieces.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, at Bethany Bible Chapel in Conway with Pastor Gary Bennett and Dr. Archie Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Old Springfield Cemetery in Loris.
Memorials may be made to Grace Bible Church, 1029 Linda Drive, Conway, S.C. 29526 or Tidelands Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Dorothy Stigberg Miles
Dorothy Stigberg Miles, 94, of Little River died on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Born on March 4, 1920, in New Haven, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Charles M. Stigberg and Jennie Anderson Stigberg
Mrs. Miles was married to the late Wesley L. Miles in 1944 and they lived in Manchester and Portland, Conn., before retiring to North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by three children, Janet M. Fenner (Irving) of Carolina Shores, N.C., Wesley L. Miles Jr. (Cindy Warden) of Hamilton, Montana, and Brian D. Miles (Riane daSylva) of Denman Island, British Columbia; her beloved granddaughter, Selena Miles of Denman Island; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at Little River United Methodist Church in Little River.  
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to Little River United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 169, Little River, S.C. 29566.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Miles family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Mary ‘Stu’ McKee Langston Pope
Mary “Stu” McKee Langston Pope, 82, of Morehead City, N.C., died on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City.
Born on Jan. 11, 1932, in Wilmington, N.C., she was the daughter of Guy V. and Ida Benson McKee.
Mrs. Pope served on many charities, including Meals on Wheels, Ladies Hospital Auxiliary and The Associated Charity. She was active in the Episcopal Church and was president and served on the altar guild for many years. She and her husband were supporters of the N.C. Aquarium and were members of the Coral Bay Club and the Dunes Club.
She is survived by her husband, Emmett “Buddy” J. Pope Jr.; two daughters, Mary L. Wicker of Myrtle Beach and Elizabeth “Beth” L. Fryar of Myrtle Beach; one son, Robert B. Langston Jr. of Little River; two step-daughters, Mary Louise Pope of Clayton, N.C., and Nealy Lambert of Mt. Olive, N.C.; one step-son, Judson Pope of Goldsboro, N.C.; one brother, Guy V. McKee Jr. of Mount Olive; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchilden.
A memorial service was held at 12 noon on Saturday, May 3, at Brooks Funeral Home with Dr. Dennis Draper officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Coastal Carolina, P.O. Box 1514, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.
Brooks Funeral Home of Morehead City served the family.

Tommy D. Rowland
Tommy D. Rowland, 48, of Little River died on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at his home.
Born on Oct. 20, 1965, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of Jo Ann Malone Rowland and the late Gerald J. Rowland.
He is survived by his mother, Jo Ann Warren of Little River; and one sister, Nikki Rowland Payne of Memphis, Tenn.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Rowland family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Hazel D. Shay
Hazel D. Shay, 80, of North Myrtle Beach went home to be with our Lord on Friday, May 2, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.
Born on Aug. 25, 1933, in Niles, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Annie Pearl Cochran.
Mrs. Shay was predeceased by her husband, Charles H. Shay Jr.
She is survived by five children, Mike Shay (Dixie), Bobby Shay, Nancy Lowder, Mary Anne Turner (Mike) and Betsy Hirschmann (Jeff); nine grandchildren, Ashley, Crystie, Hollie, Staci (Cody), Nicole, Jessie (Jordan), Cassie, Krystal and Steven (Natasha); and six great-grandchildren, Gavin, Andrew, Brittain, Molly, Emmy and Allie.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Shay family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Dr. James Bert Tolliver
Dr. James Bert Tolliver, 79, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Born on Jan. 25, 1935, in Letcher County, Ky., he was the son of Millard and Ruth Rainey Tolliver.
He was the husband to his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Doris Huffman Tolliver.
Dr. Tolliver graduated with honors from Eastern Kentucky University and from the University of Louisville Medical School. He served as a dedicated family physician in Whitesburg, Ky., for 15 years, in Thomasville, N.C., for 28 years, and on numerous medical and civic boards in both communities.  He retired to North Myrtle Beach in 2006.  A devoted family man, he was also an avid golfer, gardener and reader. Early in life he was a celebrated basketball player and remained a passionate University of Kentucky basketball fan.
Survivors include three sons, Jim and his wife Jennifer and their children, Joshua and Jessica, Dr. Bryan Tolliver and Michael and his children, Michael Byrne, Madeleine and Mackenzie Tolliver.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, May 3. The Rev. John Brearley officiated the services. A reception was held at the church following the services.
Memorials may be made to the Rural Physician Leadership Program online at https://meded.med.uky.edu or by mail to Rural Physician Leadership Program, c/o UK College of Medicine, Office of Development, 138 Leader Ave., Lexington, KY 40506.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Arthur Benjamin ‘A.B.’ Wheless
Arthur Benjamin “A.B.” Wheless, 93, of Sea Level, N.C., died on Friday, May 2, 2014, at Snug Harbor on Nelson Bay in Sea Level.
Born on March 16, 1921, in Timmonsville, he was the son of the late Arthur B. and Marie Wheless.
Mr. Wheless worked in steel construction and design and retired in 1985 from the Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co in Virginia. He was  an active member of North Riverside Baptist Church and the Exchange Club of Denbigh, Va., (served as treasurer). When he retired in 1985 to North Myrtle Beach, he was involved in civic and church affairs including Meals on Wheels, Nifty-Fifty and served as treasurer and deacon in church. He was a charter member of Bible Fellowship. He moved to Greenville, N.C., in 2002 to be near family members and was active in the Kiwanis Club Golden K. In 2010, he relocated to Carteret County. He was an avid Clemson Football fan and enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by one daughter, Beverly Wheless Plasters and her husband Charles of Newport, N.C.; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Plasters Rabon and her husband Sidney of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Catherine Plasters Imperial and her husband Mark of Wilmington, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Emily Marie Rabon, Sarah Catherine Rabon and Peyton Elizabeth Imperial; two brothers, Frank H. Wheless of Newport News and Albert E. Wheless of North Myrtle Beach; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Jean Willis Wheless; his parents, Arthur B. and Marie Martin Wheless; one daughter, Roseanne; one brother, James Wheless; and four sisters, Sadie Louise Wheless, Virginia M. Wheless Shea, Catherine Wheless Herlehy and Margaret Wheless Leslie.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 9, at Layton-Anderson Funeral Home in Florence. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service.
The family would like to thank the staff at Snug Harbor for the love and care provided to Mr. Wheless.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mundenfuneralhome.net.
Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City, N.C., is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM MAY 1, 2014 EDITION

Albert L. Blanchette
Albert L. Blanchette, 72, of Little River died on Monday, April 7, 2014, after a short illness.
Born on Sept. 10, 1941, in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of the late Leo Blanchette and Leona Thibault.
Mr. Blanchette grew up in Manchester, Conn., and was a 1959 graduate of Manchester High School. He then went to the University of Connecticut where he graduated in 1963 with a degree in business administration. He resided in South Windsor, Conn., until 1998 when he and his wife relocated to South Carolina. He was an active member of the Catholic Church and volunteered his time at North Strand Helping Hand.
He is survived by his wife, Judith Holmes Blanchette; one daughter, Cynthia Alfred and her husband Glen; one granddaughter, Meredith of Attleboro, Mass.; and one sister, Madeleine and her husband Alan of Stamford, Conn.
Funeral services will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 2.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to North Strand Helping Hand in Longs.

Nina Zilphia Mincey Floyd
Nina Zilphia Mincey Floyd, 93, of Loris passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Born on Oct. 7, 1920, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Hampton Mincey and the late Annie Shelley Mincey.
She was predeceased by her husband, U.T. Floyd; two brothers, Howard Mincey and Lanneau Mincey; two sisters, Rebecca Brown, her twin, and Ila Willaimson.
Mrs. Floyd was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Harlan Floyd and his wife Kay of Loris and Danny Floyd of Charleston; one grandson, Chris Floyd of Loris; and one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Mincey of Nichols.
Graveside services were held  at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 28, at Riverside Cemetery in Nichols  with the Rev. Jim Kirkland officiating.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Robert Glenn Hill
Robert Glenn Hill, 98, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Savannah Grace Assisted Living in Mt. Pleasant.
Mr. Hill was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.
Graveside services were held at 12 noon on Friday, April 25, at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
Memorials may be made to The Hill Home Mission Fund, c/o Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Malcolm Ray ‘Mack’ Norris Jr.
Malcolm Ray “Mack” Norris Jr., 49, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Sunday, April 27, 2014.
Born on Oct. 11, 1964, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Malcolm Ray Norris Sr. and Muriel Cribb Norris.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Andy Norris.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Ward Norris of the home; one son, Matthew Norris of Tabor City; and one daughter, Rachel Norris of Tabor City.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Tabor City Baptist Church in Tabor City.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, in Inman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.
Inman Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Florence E. Pearch
Florence E. Pearch, 78, of Little River died on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at her home.
She was born on April 1, 1936, in Greensburg, Pa.
Mrs. Pearch is survived by her children, Bryan Pearch, Kevin Pearch and Janice Smith; three sisters, Jean Ann, Ruth and Betty; and two grandchildren, Brittany Smith and Laine Smith.
Services will be private with the family.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Pearch family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM APRIL 24, 2014 EDITION

Maggie W. Boyles
Maggie W. Boyles, 90, of North Myrtle Beach was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
She was predeceased by her husband, Hubert D. Boyles Sr.
She is survived by six children, Shirley Slater (Jonathan) and Mary Dennison, both of North Myrtle Beach, and H. David Boyles Jr. (Karen), John Boyles (Carlita), Robert Boyles (Beth), and Civey Conway (Dave); and eight grandchildren.
A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, April 22, at 2 p.m. on the beach behind Ocean Bay Club in North Myrtle Beach with singing and remembrance followed by tossing flowers in the ocean as a final goodbye.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Boyles family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Evelyn Irene Suther Cline
Evelyn Irene Suther Cline, 90, of Myrtle Beach, formerly of Concord, N.C., passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Myrtle Beach Manor.
Born on April 5, 1924, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Colen B. and Eula Bost Suther.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Hayden King Cline Sr. in 2003; one granddaughter, Paige Cline; three sisters; and two brothers.
Mrs. Cline was a graduate of Landis High School and a member of Rocky Ridge United Methodist Church in Concord. In earlier years, she had a variety of jobs but the most important was that of loving mother and housewife. She was a member of the White Shrine/Eastern Star and Republican Women.
Survivors include three children, Janet Cline Thomas and her husband Steve of North Myrtle Beach, Artie Cline of Raleigh, N.C., and Hayden K. Cline Jr. and his wife Vicki of North Myrtle Beach; two grandchildren, Madison Cline Thomas and Grayson Baxter Thomas; and one brother, Harold Suther of Salisbury, N.C.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at Carolina Memorial Park with the Rev. Tamara Wensil officiating. The family greeted friends at the cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Rocky Ridge Methodist Church Organ Fund, 1428 Old Charlotte Road SW, Concord, N.C. 28027; Mercy Care Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572 or to Helen Keller International, 352 Park Ave. S., 12th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10010, Attn: Emily Chau.
Wilkinson Funeral Home of Concord served the family.

A. E. Faircloth
A. E. Faircloth, 74, of Longs passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Born on May 25, 1939, in Loris, he was the son of the late Hart H. Faircloth and the late Helen Faircloth.
He was predeceased by one brother, Brice Faircloth; and two sisters, Mae Faircloth and Alma Ree Hardee.
Mr. Faircloth was a member of Mt. Leon Baptist Church where he taught the Senior Adult Sunday School Class and had previously been Sunday School Superintendent and Brotherhood Director. He was a very avid gardener and loved to fish. He retired from Hardee Brothers Construction and Concrete Company where he had been employed since 1978.
Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Faircloth and his wife Valerie of Longs and Delane Faircloth and his wife Janet of Loris; three grandchildren, Zachary Faircloth and Clay Faircloth, both of Longs, and Alexandra Faircloth of Loris; and one brother, Donald “Pad” Faircloth of Longs.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at Mt. Leon Baptist Church in Longs with the Rev. Lebron Crisp, Dr. John Goudelock and the Rev. Steven Tyler officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Leon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, South Carolina Chapter, 537 Long Point Road, Suite 203, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Leena K. Gimpel
Leena K. Gimpel, 75, of Little River died on Monday, April 21, 2014, at home after an extended illness.
Born on Nov. 8, 1938, in Finland, she was the daughter of the late Aatu and Tyyne Miettinen.
Mrs. Gimpel was a former social studies teacher and retired from Verizon Telephone Company. She was an avid reader, loved to travel and a library volunteer. She was very fond of her relationship with the River Hills Knitting  Group.
She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Frederick J. Gimpel; one son, Richard T. Gimpel (Nonie); one daughter Lisa A. Kelly (Shaun); three grandchildren, who she adored, Brielle Kelly, Chelsea Kelly and Brendan Kelly; two sisters, Riitta Reilly and Vappu Ploger; and one nephew, Christian Reilly.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Beacon Hospice, 3959 Hwy. 17, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576 or St. Jude Childrens Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Gimpel family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

John Marion Griffin
John Marion Griffin, 69, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., following a sudden illness.
Born on Jan. 1, 1945, in Mooresville, N.C., he was the son of Clyde Griffin and Eunice Dixon Griffin.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Terry Carver.
Mr. Griffin served his country with courage and honor in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during Vietnam and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts. He retired as a police officer and attended Harvest Baptist Church. He will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia McDaniel Griffin of Loris; one son, John Griffin and his wife Dana of Loris; two daughters, Kelli Griffin of Loris and Konnie Miller of Asheville; four grandchildren, Kali Griffin, Kadien Griffin, Jaci Griffin and Keaton Miller; and two brothers, Ronnie Carver and his wife Donna of Mooresville and Clyde “Bo” Carver and his wife Maxine of Cornelius, N.C.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at Cane Branch Cemetery in Loris with the Rev. Neal Watson officiating. Visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in memory of Mr. Griffin at www.woundedwarriorproject.org and/or mailed to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Rosa Piver Hardee
Rosa Piver Hardee, 83, of Loris passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, following a long illness.
Born on Nov. 13, 1930, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of John Quincey Piver and Rosetta Norris Piver.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Drue P. Hardee; and four brothers, Hoyt Piver, Foster Piver, Johnny Piver and Avery Piver.
Mrs. Hardee was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting, gardening and caring for her family.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, William Joyce Hardee of the home; one son, William J. Hardee II and his wife Brenda of Loris; four daughters, Theresa Singletary and her husband John of Tabor City, N.C., Phyllis Uebelacker and her husband John of Naples, Fla., Lucina Stone and her husband Mike of Raeford, N.C., and Devora Harrelson and her husband Michael of Loris; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Flangie P. Hannah of Georgia.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at the Hardee Cemetery on Oak Dale Road with the Rev. Allen Singletary officiating. The family received friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Mrs. Hardee’s caregivers, Danielle Lee, Dana Hays and Dionne Edwards, for their support and love during this difficult time.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

George Ansel Harrelson
George Ansel Harrelson, 93, of Loris died on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at his residence.
Born on April 10, 1921, in Loris, he was the son of the late George Washington Harrelson and Lula Fowler Harrelson.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Clio T. Harrelson; three brothers, Guthrie, Richard Earl and Allard Harrelson (infant); four sisters, Lera Royals, Reba Todd, Erolake Royals and Ladosca “Dot” Stevens; and one step-son, Edward L. Strickland.
He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from the Charleston Navy Shipyard. He was a member of the American Legion.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Mercy Care for their loving care of Mr. Harrelson.
Survivors include his wife. Odetha C. Harrelson of Loris; one daughter, Jeannette H. Rhodes and her husband LTC Robin B. Rhodes (U.S. Army Ret.) of Little Mountain; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Rhodes Townsend and her husband Michael of Indiana; three great-grandchildren, Bryan Rhodes Townsend, Nolan Ross Townsend and David Eli Townsend; one step-grandson, Lynn Strickland and his wife Lindsay of Aynor; three step-great-grandchildren, Ethan Strickland, Caiden Strickland and Ellie Grace Strickland; and one special nephew, David Harrelson of Clarendon, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made 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.

June Price Higgs
June Price Higgs, 64, of Loris, formerly of Port Republic, Md., passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Loris.
Born on June 6, 1949, in Laurel, Md., she was the daughter of the late Robert P. Stevens and the late Joan Dotson Stevens.
She was predeceased by one grandson, Cody Craven Smith.
Mrs. Higgs had the biggest, strongest, kindest and warmest heart with a strong will to live.  She was overjoyed with a great sense of humor and enjoyed playing small practical jokes. She loved majorettes, clogging, shagging and all types of dance.  She loved country and beach music, the 50s lifestyle, specific TV and game shows, shopping, creating holiday decorations and costumes, playing cards, traveling, camping and most of all spending time with her family and friends.  She was always smiling and laughing.  Mrs. Higgs could fill you up with her happiness and was very unselfish. She was even smiling, laughing, comforting and so caring for her family, instead of worrying about herself during the fight for her life.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Paul Higgs of Loris, to which she was a loving and devoted wife and companion; two sons, Robert Paul Higgs of Lusby, Md., and Tad Russell Higgs of Mechanicsville, Md.; one daughter, Robin Lynn Sisk (Robert) of St. Leonard, Md.; seven grandchildren, Kelie Lynn Avery, Kelsey Nicole Smith, Ethan Paul Higgs, Korrie May Smith, Shane Joseph Higgs, Karmen Kennedy Sisk and Leelynd Harris Higgs; two great-grandchildren, Caiden James Reigle and Ryleigh Lynn Minson; one sister, Joanne Allen (Kenny); and her beloved dog of 14 years, Oscar.
The family thanks the Lord for giving them the time they have had with this magnificent woman.  She will be truly and greatly missed.  Please keep her in your hands while she is forever in our hearts, and stand by her while we know she is now a smiling Haloed Angel watching over us.  We all love her very much and know this is not goodbye, but it is see you later.
A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Prince Frederick, Md., at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.
In lieu of flowers you may send donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Betty Jean Jones
Betty Jean Jones, 75, of Socastee died on Friday, April 18, 2014, at her residence.
Born on Sept. 28, 1938, in Alma, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Georgia Cribb.
She was predeceased by her husband, William Joseph Jones Sr.; and two sisters, Doris Masters and Ann Summer.
Mrs. Jones retired from Thomas Management. She enjoyed cooking, loved her church and was the type of person who everyone wanted as a neighbor. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include two children, William J. “Billy” Jones Jr (Cindy) of Little River, Wanda Jones Bellamy (Carl) of Socastee; six grandchildren, Joey Jones (Cassandra), Jennifer Wood (Stan), Rachel Hayes (John), Richard Bellamy, Sarah Coates and Rebecca Coates; eight great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Abigail, Jada, Jordan, Jayla, Emma Grace, Will and Isabelle; and one sister, Hazel Sturkey.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, at Lakewood Pentecostal Holiness Church. Interment followed at Ocean Woods Cemetery in Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends on Monday, April 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, served the family.

Jean M. Largo
Jean M. Largo, 86, of Longs died on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Grand Strand Healthcare.
Born on March 6, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Helen McBride Cox.
Mrs. Largo lived in Colonial Charters for 18 years. Besides spending quality time with her family, her other joys in life were playing golf with the “Nine Holers”, gardening and travelling.
She is survived by her children, Ray Largo Jr., Tim Largo, Patricia Mannion and Ellen DiLeo; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday, April 24, at 11 a.m. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium niche.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 1500 Main St., Conway, S.C. 29526.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Largo family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Linwood Lester Lee
Linwood Lester Lee, 81, of Little River passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at home.
He was born on Oct. 25, 1932.
He was predeceased by one son, Jerry Lee.
Mr. Lee was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired business owner.
He is survived by his wife, Zonnie Mae Lee; one daughter, Glenda Potter; three sons, Ronnie Lee, Glenn Lee and Terry Lee; one brother, Joe Lee; one half-sister, Marie Padgett; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at Lee Funeral Home.  The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Lee family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Raymond W. Podmenik
Raymond W. Podmenik, 95, of Little River died on Monday, April 21, 2014, at his residence.
Born on June 30, 1918, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Kokle Podmenik.
He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine; and one son, William Francis.
Mr. Podmenik was a U.S. Army veteran and a life-time member of North Hills Country Club in North Hills, Pa.
Survivors include three sons, Raymond Podmenik Jr., Robert Podmenik and John Podmenik; three daughters, Marijane Ambrogi, Kass Blasiak and Terry Frank; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 25, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Burial will be in Scranton, Pa., at a later date.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Podmenik family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Summit Place, 491 Hwy. 17, Little River, S.C. 29566 or Regency Hospice, 11943 Grand Haven Drive, Suite A, Garden City, S.C. 29576.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ogden A ‘Rock’ Rankin
Ogden A. “Rock” Rankin, 87, of Conway passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Brightwater Memory Care in Myrtle Beach.
Born on April 10, 1927, in Loris, he was the son of the late Harry Wilson and Martha Allsbrook Rankin.
He was predeceased by four brothers, John Rankin, Joe Rankin, Wilson Rankin and Watson Rankin; and one son-in-law, Micah LaRoche.
Mr. Rankin was a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Following a tour in the U.S. Navy, he attended USC law school and graduated in 1951. In 1952 he moved to Conway where he began practicing law, in a solo practice, then as Rankin and Johnson, in partnership with W.T. “Tim” Johnson. In 1975 he became Horry County Judge, then as Special Circuit Court Judge serving until 1979, when he returned to private practice. In 1991, his son Luke joined the practice, forming Rankin and Rankin, where he served ‘Of Counsel’ until his full retirement.
Mr. Rankin was a member of the First Baptist Church in Conway, a former Mason and a former member and past president of the Conway Rotary Club and the Elks Club. He was chairman of the Horry County Democratic Party from 1960 until 1971. He enjoyed his family, grandchildren, traveling and playing bridge. He was described by a local writer as a “Collector of People” who truly enjoyed meeting people, bringing them together and introducing strangers to each other. As a trial judge he was well known to encourage juror participation by inviting them to bring in homemade baked goods for the jury pool and court to share.
He is survived by his beautiful and loving wife of over 60 years, Dorothy Sadler Rankin; four children, Lela Schoeck (Joachim), Harriet LaRoche, Mark Rankin (Beth) and Luke Rankin (Lindsey); six grandchildren, Anna Schoeck, Brook LaRoche, Sadler Rankin, Martha Rankin, Luke Rankin and Hollings Rankin; two great-grandchildren, Sophie and Chloe; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Guffey officiating. Private graveside services were held at Lakeside Cemetery in Conway.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the services at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated staff of Brightwater Memory Care and Heartland Hospice for their love and care.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 603 Elm St., Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

David Kevin Roberts
David Kevin Roberts, 50, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on June 14, 1963, in Myrtle Beach, he was the son of Thomas Daniel Roberts Sr. and Minnie Ann Lewis Roberts.
Mr. Roberts worked as a contractor and attended Mt. Hebron Church. A self-taught musician, he could play a variety of instruments but especially loved to play the guitar in church.
In addition to his parents of Loris he is survived by one son, Joshua Roberts of Johnsonville; two daughters, Erica Cannon of Sumter and Hannah Roberts of Johnsonville; three grandchildren, Airlea Jordan, Brooklyn Cannon and Keelie Cannon; and one brother, Thomas D. Roberts Jr. and his wife Sheila of Tabor City, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ross Altman officiating. Committal services followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was held from 12 noon until the time of the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Hebron Church, 1091 Red Bluff Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Vignola family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
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.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
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.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Sancibrian family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
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.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
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.

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