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Howard ‘Suitcase’ Ray

Howard “Suitcase” Ray, 72, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach with his wife by his side. Howard was born in Loris, a son of the late David James Ray and Myrtis Stevens. He was predeceased by one sister, Pearl Tyler. “Suitcase” was a barber for over 50 years. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Patsy of Conway; sisters Carolyn Shelley of Mullins and Faye Alford (Paul) of Aynor; and his dog Oscar. A private graveside service was held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway. Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, …

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Lottie Bell Bellamy

Lottie Bell Bellamy entered the presence of the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Lottie was born on April 7, 1931, in Conway, the daughter of the late Sollie and Nellie Jordan. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph “Junior” Bellamy. She was also pre-deceased by her brothers; Lee Jordan, Devon Jordan, Henry Jordan, Perlie Jordan and her sister, Inez Powell. She is survived by her daughters, Cathy Bellamy and Brenda Bellamy. She is also survived by her sisters, Esther Jordan Chresoulis of Conway and Dorothy Benton of Myrtle Beach as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lottie was a …

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Joe Duffe Graham

Joe Duffe Graham, 64, of Loris passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at his home following an illness. Mr. Graham was born on June 27, 1954, in Loris to Vernon Blake Graham and Mary Elease Cox Graham. He worked with Graham Brothers Farm Supplies in Loris for over thirty years and as a SHEP program supervisor with the SCDOT for over 14 years. Mr. Graham was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Tabor City, N.C. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Graham of the home; his mother, Elease Graham of Loris; step-son, Brian T. Renshaw of Conway; …

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Susan Pearson Branton

Susan Pearson Branton, 56, of Conway passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, following an illness. Mrs. Branton was born on Aug. 19, 1962, in Arlington, Va., to the late James Ellis Ferguson and the late Christa Helena Collins Ferguson. Mrs. Branton was a truck driver with the CB handle, “Blondie”, for over 40 years. Survivors include her husband, James H. Branton of Loris; step-son, Joshua James Branton of Conway and many aunts, uncles and family in Virginia. Visitation was held on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Hardwick Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 2 …

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Betty L. Batten

Betty L. Batten, 70, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. She was born on July 26, 1948, in Wilmington, N.C., the daughter of the late Paul C. and Lula White Batten. Betty graduated from Myrtle Beach High School and Columbia Business College. She retired from the Horry County School System as a teacher’s assistant to special needs children. Surviving are her children, James D. “Dusty” Batten and wife Melissa, Jenny Lynn Suggs and husband Philip, her brother, Paul C. “Cameron” Batten Jr. and wife Marsha, and six grandchildren, Austin, Brady, Abigail, Taylor, James and Preston. Also …

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Gladys Lee Duncan Cooper

Gladys Lee Duncan Cooper, 95, of Loris, wife of the late Rufus Jefferson Cooper, died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Mrs. Cooper was born in Loris, a daughter of the late Doctor Buren and Rosa Lee Todd Duncan. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Cooper was also predeceased by a daughter, Lynda C. Lee Creek, and three brothers, Franklin Duncan, A. J. Duncan and Earl Duncan. Surviving are one son, Gary R. Cooper Sr. (Mary) of Charleston; one daughter, Martha C. Boyd of Loris; six grandchildren, Gary R. Cooper Jr. (Lisa), Robin Cooper, William Creek (Stephanie), …

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Jack Irvin Eargle

Jack Irvin Eargle, 86, of Conway passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 16, 1932, in Atlanta ,Ga., a son of the late John Irvin and Lena Singletary Eargle. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Raymond Eargle; and two sisters, Frances Kolb and Johnnie Thomas. Mr. Eargle served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a loving husband, father, paw paw, brother and friend. He enjoyed fishing, keeping his yard manicured and working …

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Wallace Cannon

Wallace Cannon, 86, of Conway passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Mr. Cannon was born in Horry County, a son of the late Gurley M. and Arlene C. Cannon. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Hazel P. Cannon. Survivors include his son, Lanny Cannon (Diane) of Conway; three granddaughters, Lana Backus (Stacey), Lindsey Plyler (Brandan) and Cara James (Taylor), all of Conway; two special great-grandchildren, Jase James and Annabelle Plyler, both of Conway; three brothers, Olease Cannon (Sara) of Phenix City, Ala., and Dennie Cannon and Windle Cannon (Jane), all of Conway; one sister, Arlo Mishoe …

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Margaret ‘Maggie’ Hiott Roth

Margaret “Maggie” Hiott Roth, 55, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Mrs. Roth was born in Columbia, a daughter of Barbara Horton Register and the late David E. Hiott. She worked in the banking industry for over 30 years beginning with South Carolina National and ending her career with Wells Fargo. She was a member of St. John United Methodist Church in Columbia. She was involved in the Loris community and always had a passion for youth sports. Mrs. Roth was a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. She is survived by her husband, Brett …

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