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 Obituaries


OBITUARIES FROM AUGUST 21, 2014 EDITION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OBITUARIES FROM AUGUST 14, 2014 EDITION

Leila Madgelene Vereen ‘Madge’ Bellamy
Leila Madgelene Vereen “Madge” Bellamy, 88, of Little River passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at her home. Fondly known as “Madge” by family and friends, her beautiful soul went peacefully to the Lord surrounded by her loving family. Madge was the youngest child of seven, born to James Hampton Vereen and Beulah Florence Vereen in Little River on July 10, 1926.
Madge was predeceased by her parents; sisters Violet and Joretta Vereen, Mabel Mills and Evelyn Snowden; brothers Cleveland and Edison Vereen and her granddaughter Dawn Tiffany Harrell.
She was married to Charles F. Bellamy, who passed away on May, 11, 2009. They were married on Dec. 24, 1943, and celebrated 65 wonderful years of marriage in 2008. She loved her husband, children and grandchildren deeply and unconditionally.
Madge was a homemaker and considered her role of wife and mother as the most important job in the world. She considered her family a gift from God and worked tirelessly to make her life’s work a reflection of her belief.
She is survived by daughter Sherrie Bellamy of North Myrtle Beach; son Timothy Bellamy and daughter-in-law Pauline of Lincoln, R.I.; daughter Pamela Bellamy Quinn and her husband Steve of La Jolla, Calif., and daughter Portia Bellamy of Charlotte, N.C.
Madge is also survived by grandsons Shawn Bellamy and granddaughter-in-law Elizabeth of Little River, Christopher Bellamy of Lincoln, Austin Quinn of La Jolla, Calif.; and great-grandsons Cody Sayre and wife Liz of Camarillo, Calif., Morgan Schutte of Slidell, LA, and Wyatt and Logan Bellamy of Little River.
She is also survived by daughter Mounira and husband Tony Kamar and grandson David of Ash, N.C., and by daughters Diana Brown of Charlotte and Alexandra Huggins of Cary, N.C.
Having a large, extended family, Madge is survived by sisters-in-law Mary Livingston of Longs, Juanita Bellamy of Ash, N.C., Nova Bellamy of Phillipsburg, N.J.; brother-in-law Edwin Bellamy and his wife Lois of Little River; and many nieces and nephews locally in the Carolinas and the northeast.
Along with Charles, Madge was a charter member of Living Stones Baptist Church in Longs with final membership being with River of Life Baptist Church in Sunset Beach, N.C. Church fellowship was a vital part of her life and one she missed as she became homebound in later years. In earlier years, she was a member of the Women’s Missionary Society and was a long-time member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Madge always expressed love to members of her family and her appreciation for their assistance. She was especially thankful for nephews Charles Vereen, Gene Boyd, nieces Peggy and Deanna Vereen and cousin Deborah Causey for every wonderful act of love and help to her over the years. She was grateful for the care that grandson Shawn gave in maintaining the family property and to Liz, Wyatt and Logan who were faithful in checking in on “Grandma” with loving help. The family is thankful to Aunt Mary Livingston and cousins Sylvia Kenney and Harry Livingston Jr. for all their love, support and frequent visits for so many years. Words cannot express the love for Mounira who gave her not only love, but provided the best at home professional health care. Madge considered Mounira “my angel.”
Visitation was held on Sunday, Aug. 10, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a celebration of life service at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Memorials in her memory may be given to InCare Hospice, 4685 Hwy. 17 S. Bypass, Myrtle Beach or the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Bellamy family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OBITUARIES FROM AUGUST 7, 2014 EDITION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OBITUARIES FROM JULY 31, 2014 EDITION

Gail M. Bennett
Gail M. Bennett, 69, of Aynor passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on March 18, 1945, in Penn Yan, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Dottie Wallbridge Felicita.
Mrs. Bennett was predeceased by two children, Al Trout and Angie Trout; and one grandson, Matthew Trout.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest W. Bennett; one daughter, Michelle Helms (Donnie) of Aynor; two sons, Brian Trout of Little River and Butch Haynes (Barb) of Pennsylvania; seven brothers; two sisters; 10 grandchildren, Timmy, Brian, Andrea, Ashley, Susie, Shelby, Nicholas, Kaitlyn, Letitia and Brittany; and five great-grandchildren, Bently, Julia, Maddie, Constatine and William Jr.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, at Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordon Graham officiating. Visitation was held prior to the service from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Burial followed at Pleasant Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Aynor.
Sign a guest book at www.johnsonfuneralhomeofaynor.com.
Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor served the family.

Cela Hinson Coats
Cela Hinson Coats, 79, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Born on Dec. 9, 1934, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Trenton Hinson and the late Lois Cox Hinson.
She was predeceased by one brother, Deryl Hinson; and one sister, Sonya Bostic.
Mrs. Coats was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a member of Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church for many years. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Sammie E. Coats of Loris; one daughter, Tara Coats Cook and her husband Darren of Conway; one grandson, Lince Cook of Conway; one brother, Ned Hinson of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister-in-law, Ann Hinson of Loris; one brother-in-law, Bob Bostic of Myrtle Beach; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 25, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, at Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark George officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Patricia ‘Pat’ Hartleben Estep
Patricia “Pat” Hartleben Estep, 74, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Grand Strand Health Care in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 15, 1940, in Parkersburg, W.V., she was the daughter of the late Russell H. and Gretta Barnes Hartleben.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard H. Estep; two sisters, Juanita Haverstraw and Shirley Oxley; and one niece, Angela Oxley.
Mrs. Estep was a member of Ocean View Baptist Church and the North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club. She worked as a real estate sales agent.
Survivors include one son, Ty Estep and his wife Teresa of Little River; one granddaughter, Whitney Leigh Estep of Little River; one step-grandchild, Amanda Dawn Clay of Ocoee, Fla.; one brother, Jerry Hartleben and his wife Michele of Charleston, W.V.; and two sisters, Janice Maxon of Burkley Springs, W.V., and Melanie Lanham and her husband Dallas of Richlands, N.C.
The family received friends at McMillan-Small Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 28.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, at the funeral home with the Rev. Everett Douglas officiating.
Burial followed the service at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ocean View Baptist Church Youth and Children’s Fund, 7300 N. Ocean Blvd., 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.

Maureen M. ‘Miss Rene’ Fissel
Maureen M. “Miss Rene” Fissel, 69, of Little River died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on May 14, 1945, in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Arthur G. and Mary Ann Moore Munn.
She is survived by her husband, James “Jim” Fissel; two sons, James E. Fissel Jr. and Brett S. Fissel; four sisters, Rosemary, Barbara, Susan and Cheryl; and three grandchildren, Connor, Matthew and Shannon.
A memorial service was held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Jacob Fields Gore
Jacob Fields Gore, 20, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Born on June 22, 1994, in Conway, he was the son of Billy Wayne Gore and the late Elizabeth Cooper Gore.
In addition to his father of Conway he is survived by one brother, Christian Seth Gore of Columbia; one sister, Emily Rose Gore of Conway; and two half-sisters, Shannon Elizabeth Gore of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Barrie Baugh of Charleston.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, at the First United Pentecostal Church in Conway with the Rev. Andrew B. Cooke officiating.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Lizzie Gertrude Stroud Prince Kozak
Lizzie Gertrude Stroud Prince Kozak, 86, of Loris passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Carolina’s Hospital System in Florence following an illness.
Born on Oct. 1, 1927, in Tabor City, N.C., she was the daughter of the late John H. Stroud and Cora Boswell Stroud.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Paul Graham Prince; her second husband, Andrew Lawrence Kozak; three brothers, Mike Stroud, Jay Stroud and Ethell Stroud; and two sisters, Edna Jackson and Mary Beth Hardee.
Mrs. Kozak was a retired kindergarten assistant with North Myrtle Beach Primary School and a longtime faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Loris. She loved animals, especially her cats. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include three daughters, Paula Jackson of Florence, Carol Wright of Little River and Pamela McLamb and her husband Kenny of Little River; four grandchildren, Amy Graham, Susan Miles, Sabrina Hessman and Kimberly McLamb; one great-grandchild, Madalyn Hessman; one brother-in-law, Bruce Jackson of Loris; and one sister-in-law, Marie Stroud of Palm Desert, Calif.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 28, at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris with Pastor Dr. Tim Osment offitiating. The family received friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Loris, P.O. Box 425, Loris, S.C. 29569 or to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Edith McLees Orlando
Edith McLees Orlando, 81, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on July 24, 1933, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late E.C. and Pearl Parks Gurley.
She was predeceased by her husband, Matthew R. Orlando.
Mrs. Orlando is survived by three children, Terry McLees, Gary McLees and Malinda Rowe; four grandchildren, Jason McLees, Jill Carpenter, Mollie Rowe and Colton Rowe; and eight great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, in Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Church of the Lost & Found, c/o 100-G, Ivystone Drive, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29588.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Orlando family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Mayrene Nield Page
Mayrene Nield Page, 85, of Myrtle Beach, formerly of Lake City, died on Monday, July 21, 2014, after an extended illness at Covenant Towers in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 25, 1929, in Shreveport, La., she was the daughter of the late Clarence Magill Nield and Pauline Thorton Buchanan.
Mrs. Page was a member of Lake City First Baptist Church and was very active in many programs at the church including the choir where the candy jar was always full. She was a past president of the Lake City Lions Club and an avid Gamecock fan. She retired as bookkeeper for 35 years with K.G. Smith Company in Lake City. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Thelmer Page; and two brothers, George Nield and William Nield.
Survivors include one daughter, Deborah (Fred) Page Morris of Little River; and two grandchildren, Page Caroline Morris and Benjamin Matthew Morris, both of Little River.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, at Brockington Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, at Lake City First Baptist Church in Lake City. Burial followed at Lake City Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lake City First Baptist Church, Music Fund, 135 S. Church St., Lake City, S.C. 29560.
An online condolence page is available at www.brockingtonfh.com.
Brockington Funeral Home of Lake City served the family.

William ‘Bill’ Darrell Thomas Sr.
William “Bill” Darrell Thomas Sr., 75, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Jan. 13, 1939, in Richmond, Va., he was the son of the late Clarence Woodley and Audrey Hann Thomas.
He was predeceased by one sister, Florence Baldock; and one grandson, Brandon.
Mr. Thomas worked most of his career in the newspaper business.  He was a devoted husband and father, who loved NASCAR, the Redskins and living at the beach. He was a Mason and Shriner in Richmond.
He is survived by his wife whom he met in 1987 and married in 1999, Judie King Thomas; two children, William D. Thomas Jr. (Jackie) and Karen Shaver; three step-children, Brisco D. Gasperson (Lynne), Kay G. Hunter (Kelly) and Debra G. Pinner; three sisters, Carol Nicholas (Donald), Betty Dirickson (Mason) and Faye Harvey (Ronnie); six granddaughters; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A celebration of life gathering was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 28, at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach.
A special thank you goes to the staff of Regency Hospice in Garden City and Dr. Goldberg at Coastal Cancer Center in Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Regency Hospice, 11943 Grand Haven Drive, Suite A, Garden City, S.C. 29576.
You may share your memories and condolences with the Thomas family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Jiggs Waddell
Jiggs Waddell, 79, of Loris died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Tideland Community Hospice Center in Georgetown.
Born on Aug. 21, 1934, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of the late Rozier and Irene Soles Waddell.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Jerry Waddell and Randy Waddell; and one step-daughter, Cindy Todd.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Small Waddell of the home; three special children, Chad McDowell, Gavin McDowell and Tristian McDowell; one step-daughter, June McDowell Vaught (Steve); one step-son-in-law, Wallace Todd; three step-grandchildren, Lauren Todd, Justin Todd and Kandis Todd Tucker (Sam); two brothers, Mike Waddell of Tabor City, N.C., and Tony Waddell of Rock Hill; two sisters, Joy Klutts of Charlotte, N.C., and Iris Todd of High Point, N.C.; and his great extended family who loved him very much.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, in Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 25, at the funeral home.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Martha Rice Watkins
Martha Rice Watkins, 85, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of North Myrtle Beach, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Wilmington.
Born on April 19, 1929, in Salisbury, N.C., she was the daughter of Thomas and Bertha Rice.
She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon Watkins.
She was a devoted member of Trinity United Methodist Church in the Crescent Beach section of North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include one daughter, Anne Price; one son, Craig Watkins; and four grandchildren, Bill Price, Max Watkins, Sam Watkins and Lucy Watkins.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, at Trinity United Methodist Church. A reception followed in the fellowship hall.
Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Trinity UMC, 706 14th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Andrews Mortuary & Crematory in Wilmington served the family.

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.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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.
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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.
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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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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.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
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