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Obituaries

OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 EDITION

Robert Thomas Barkley
Robert Thomas Barkley, 63, of North Myrtle Beach entered into the arms of his loving Lord and Savior on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at home.
Born on Oct. 14, 1952, in Gaston County, N.C., he was the son of the late Harold Glenn Barkley Sr. and Louise Wright.
Mr. Barkley was a member of First Assembly of God in Gastonia. He retired from Clark Tire & Auto after 25 years of loyal service. After moving to the coast in 2003, he continued to work at The Home Depot until January 2015.
Mr. Barkley was an avid runner. He finished many marathons, 10-Ks, in honor or memory of loved ones. A dedicated man to the cause, of which he ran the race not only personally but professionally with integrity, honesty, passion and great faith.
Mr. Barkley was a beloved husband and a wonderful dad.
Left to cherish his memory are Selena, his wife of 27 years; his loving daughter and son-in-law, Catlin Victoria and Joshua; daddy:  Roger Benoy; brother: Glenn (Becky) Barkley; brothers-in-law: Brice (Janet) Ramsey Jr. and David Jolly; sisters-in-law: Dorothy (Jack) Willis, Tracy Watts, Kayren (Stephen) Morrison and Lisa Benoy; nieces and nephews: Jennifer, Jake, Jerrod, Jonathan, Lucas, Breahna, Stephen Jr., Cassie and Gabrielle; extended family, Louis, Kim, Sarah and Lillian Cabe; the Eller Family, the Bundy Family, the Benoy Family; and numerous aunt, uncles and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three siblings, Shae, Kenny Joe and Sarah; other loved ones: Mama Joan, Brice Ramsey Sr. and Dock Ayers.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at First Assembly of God at 777 S. Myrtle School Road in Gastonia with Pastor Lamar Creel officiating. The family will receive friends for 30 minutes prior to the service.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Jeff Benjamin, Dr. Denise Whidby and Regency Hospice, especially Stacey, Nancy and Juan, for their loving and compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Regency Hospice, 600 Garden City Connector, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576 or the charity or church of your choice.
Condolences may be made online at lfhome@sccoast.net.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Jack Roscoe Bell
Jack Roscoe Bell, 79, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Oct. 19, 1936, in Loris, he was the son of the late Robert Roscoe Bell and the late Lou Mae Strickland Bell.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, David Edgar Bell Sr. and Samuel L. Bell; and one sister, Barbara Ann Mortimore.
Mr. Bell served his country with courage and honor in the United States Army. Throughout his life he worked as a farmer, a police officer and most recently as the owner of Henry’s Barn selling antiques. Mr. Bell was an active member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where he started the Sunday morning Men’s Prayer Breakfast and was a longtime member of the Gideons International Loris Camp.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Ruth Davis Bell of the home; two daughters, Anita Powell and Chantal Thomas, both of Loris; one son, Dennis Bell of Florida; two grandchildren, Cori Bell and Alexa Thomas, both of Loris; four brothers, J. Carlton Bell and his wife Jeanette of the Briarcliffe Acres section of Myrtle Beach, Robert L. Bell and his wife Jane of Myrtle Beach, Perry Spencer Bell of Lexington and Freddie Bell and his wife Brenda of Elmira, N.Y.; and three sisters, Marie Stephens and her husband Bobby of Garden City, Betty Lunsford of Columbia and Nancy B. Cribb of Tabor City, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services followed at Holly Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 6907 Hwy. 905, Conway, S.C. 29526 or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

William E. Bullock Jr.
William E. Bullock Jr., 35, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016.
Born on Oct. 30, 1980, in Whiteville, N.C., he was the son of William Eddie Bullock Sr. and Rita Long Bullock of Tabor City.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Herbert and Edith Bullock; and his maternal grandparents, I. B. and Ester Long.
Mr. Bullock loved riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family and his dog “Rocko”.
In addition to his parents he is survived by two beloved sons, Kevin Dale Ezzell and Nickelous Bullock, both of Clarkton, N.C.; two sisters, Heather Godwin (Darrell) of Clarendon, N.C., and Edith Buffkin (Perry) of Green Sea; three nephews, Kirk Buffkin, Ryan Smith and A.J. Buffkin; four nieces, Taylor Buffkin, Marlanda Nayle, Amber Nayle and Deanna Buffkin; one great-nephew, Ian Buffkin; and a special friend, Leslie Wallace of Green Sea.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at Lake Swamp Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Mathew and the Rev. Tommy Shelley officiating.  Burial will follow in Lake Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Norma Jean Fowler
Norma Jean Fowler, 79, of Whiteville, N.C., died on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at home.
Born on July 23, 1937, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Ballard Pinkney Fowler and Norma Cox Fowler.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Eugene Fowler; and her husband, Benjamin Fowler.
She is survived by two sons, Frankie Fowler (Melodie) and Russell Fowler (Sandy), all of Green Sea; one brother, William “Billy” Fowler of Tabor City, N.C.; one sister, Frances Johnson of Nichols; four grandchildren, Brandi Benson, Austin Fowler, Zebeth Fowler and Jody Fowler; and two great-grandchildren, Jobe Benson and Evan Benson.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the George Fowler Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is serving the family.

John Paul ‘Beaver’ Greenway
John Paul “Beaver” Greenway, 79,  of Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
He was born on April 7, 1937, in Anderson. He was an evangelical Christian preacher at the North Myrtle Beach Pavilion for 16 years, and his sole objective was to preach the salvation of Jesus Christ.
Surviving are his wife, Ann; their son, Scott, daughter-in-law, Ivie and their children Kaylin and Makayla; two brothers-in-law, Larry and Ken Massey; his niece, Adriene; and Sylvia Greenway, his sister-in-law.
A 4 p.m. memorial service was held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Lee Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Church of the Lost and Found, 100-G Ivystone Drive, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29588.

Nelson Mann Hartley
Nelson Mann Hartley, 89, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Summit Place in Little River.
Born on Oct. 5, 1926, in High Point, N.C., she was the daughter of Kathryn Tate and Randall Newton Mann and the granddaughter of Estelle and Fred N. Tate.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Davis Hartley; one sister, Kathryn M. Hughes; one brother-in-law, John W. Hughes; and one niece, Helen H. Johnston.
A longtime resident of High Point, Mrs. Hartley attended High Point City Schools, Women’s College in Greensboro, N.C., and High Point College.
On Dec. 28, 1946, she married Richard Davis Hartley of High Point.  She was a news reporter for WFLB Radio while living in Fayetteville, N.C. She worked for U.S. Furniture Industries and later for the International Home Furnishings Center, Press Center, in High Point.
Mrs. Hartley was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, former chairman of the nursery and member of the Alter Guild.  She was a Sustainer Emeritus of the Junior League of High Point, member of the Gay Blades Garden Club, member of High Point Country Club, Daughter of the American Revolution and the High Point Historical Society.  Since moving to North Myrtle Beach, she was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach and Yaupon Garden Club of North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by three children, Richard N. Hartley of  North Myrtle Beach, Donna H. Bell and Marjorie Hartley; four grandchildren, Davis C. Hartley (Devon), Robert L. Bell IV, Holly F. Bell and Tate K. Salim; two brothers-in-law, Stewart B. Hartley and    William H. “Bill” Hartley (Mary Lou); and one sister-in-law, Louise H. Rose.
A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 801 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or the Diabetes Foundation.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Mark David Harvey
Mark David Harvey, 55, of Little River went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016.
He was born on Dec. 25, 1960.
He is survived by his mother, Lois; two daughters, April and Madalyn; one son, Mark Jr.; one brother, John (Sandy); and six grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at North Strand Community Church on Mt. Zion Road in Little River.
A guest book is available at www.myrtlebeachfuneralhome.com.

Charles Joyner
Charles Joyner, 81, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 5, 1935, in South Carolina, he was the son of WG Joyner of Mississippi and Kelly Paul Joyner of the Bucksport area.
Mr. Joyner was the eldest of six children. His brother Paul died in 2011.
The growing Joyner family lived in several communities in South Carolina, including Mt. Pleasant. From there, they moved to Myrtle Beach in 1947. When Charles was quite young, he worked for the city of Myrtle Beach as a truck driver. Later he worked in the office of Myrtle Beach Farms, now part of Burroughs and Chapin. He graduated from Myrtle Beach High School in 1952.
Majoring in history and English, Joyner graduated from Presbyterian College. He received a MA and PhD in history from the University of South Carolina. He later earned a PhD in folklore from the University of Pennsylvania. He also did postdoctoral studies at Harvard University.
Mr. Joyner spent many years as a college professor. One of his earliest teaching experiences was for Coastal Carolina. In the years before Coastal’s campus was built, his history classes were held at Myrtle Beach High School. He taught at both Columbia College and Pfeiffer College, before teaching for 15 years at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. In 1980, Mr. Joyner returned to Coastal Carolina where in 1984 he published Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community. Following its publication he accepted posts at the University of Alabama, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Mississippi and the University of Sidney in Australia. Mr. Joyner returned to Coastal Carolina in 1998 as Burroughs Distinguished Professor of Southern History and Culture.
Joyner has written books and articles about southern history and culture including studies of communities in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Down by the Riverside, the best known of his books, chronicles slave life in the Lowcountry’s All Saints Parish community. It has been called “the finest work ever written on American slavery.” In Shared Traditions: Southern History and Folk Culture, Mr. Joyner explored the intersections of African-American and white cultures and how they have flowed together in southern history and heritage.
His numerous honors and awards include the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities from the South Carolina Humanities Council, the Lifetime Commitment Award from Bluegrass on the Waccamaw and the National University Press Award. Joyner was one of the first recipients of Coastal Carolina’s University Medallion. He also served as president of the Southern Historical Association.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Dusenbury Joyner; one son, Wesley; one daughter, Hannah and her husband David and their son Abraham; three brothers, Bob, John and David; one sister, Cherry Leslie of Texas; and many beloved cousins.
A memorial gathering will be held in December.
Donations may be sent to the South Caroliniana Library, 910 Sumter St., University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C. 29208 or to Coastal Carolina University’s History Department, P.O. Box 261954, Conway S.C. 29528.
Sign the guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Harry H. Miller
Harry H. Miller, 74, of Conway passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016.
Born on Sept. 21, 1941, in Charleston, W.V., he was the son of the late Paul Edward and Marguerite Querrey Miller.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, James Miller Sr. and Larry Miller; and one sister, Julia Deardorff.
Mr. Miller was a graduate of Poca High School, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a member of Buck Creek Baptist Church where he served as chairman of deacons.  He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Mr. Miller enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and church family.  He was a devoted servant of God.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gail Tackett Miller of Conway; four children, Michael D. Miller (Crysteen) of Hickory, N.C., Anthony Miller of San Diego, Calif., Jennifer Miller Seevers and Michael B. Miller, both of Conway; eight grandchildren, Amber, Stephanie, Emerson, Cameron, Sarah, Noah, Samuel Harry and Kohlton; one great-grandchild, Dustin; one brother, Paul “Buddy” Miller (Barbara) of Bancroft, W.V.; one sister, Janet Sigman of Bancroft; one sister-in-law, Joan Burroughs of Little River; and several loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Buck Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Allen and Dr. Harold Mitchell officiating.
Memorials may be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church Storehouse Ministry, 11483 Hwy. 905 N., Longs, S.C. 29568.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Patty Tompkins Updike
Patty Tompkins Updike, 53, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at home.
Born on Sept. 22, 1962, in Loris, she was the daughter of Doris Ward Tompkins and the late Bennie Tompkins.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Arthur G. Updike Jr. of Tabor City; and two sisters, Sandra T. Soles (Nelson) of Tabor City and Gayle T. Smith (Lanford) of Tabor City.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 EDITION

Joseph Robert Anderson
Joseph Robert Anderson, 78, of Conway died on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at home.
Born on Oct. 14, 1937, in Conway, he was the son of the late Mills Bert and Cecil Mishoe Anderson.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Alice Mishoe Anderson; two brothers, Charlie Anderson and Harold Anderson; and one sister, Mary Emily Fowler.
Mr. Anderson was a lifetime member of Good Hope Baptist Church in Conway. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and farming. He was the owner of Dreamland Skating Arena. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include one son, Terrell Anderson of Conway; two grandchildren, Taylor Brooke Anderson of Conway and Michael Tate Anderson of Camp Lejune, N.C.; one great-granddaughter, Autumn Rain Anderson; and four brothers, James Bert Anderson and Dennis Anderson, both of Myrtle Beach, William Anderson of Wilmington, N.C., and Richard Anderson of Longs.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Good Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. John Sullivan officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Gene Aubrey Boyd
Gene Aubrey Boyd, 75, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 22, 1940, in Loris, he was the son of the late Ernest Lloyd Boyd and the late Evelyn Elizabeth Vereen Boyd.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Betty Marlowe and Doris Boyd Hinson.
Mr. Boyd served his country with courage and honor in the United States Marine Corps, after which he worked in the HVAC industry until his retirement.
Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Violet R. Boyd of the home; one brother, Jimmy Olin Boyd of Savannah, Ga.; and two special nephews, Ronald Brown and Kenny Boyd.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dennis Williams and Pastor Mack Hutson officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Charles Brian ‘Chuck’ Breeden
Charles Brian “Chuck” Breeden, 33, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 5, 1983, in Olney, Md., he was the son of Susanne Fletcher Breeden of North Myrtle Beach and the late Warren L. Breeden.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Brianna E. Breeden; one sister, Kimberly S. Malone; and his fiancé, Amber Quick.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.  Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Brianna Breeden’s account at any BB&T Bank.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Audrey Linda (MacAulay) Connell
Audrey Linda (MacAulay) Connell, 75, of Little River passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at home with her husband by her side after a long courageous cancer battle.
Born on Aug. 19, 1941, in Attleboro, Mass., she was the daughter of Allan and Eleanor (Jones) MacAulay.
She was predeceased by one sister, Jean Perry.
She was “Nana” to her precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren and aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Connell graduated from Barnstable High School in 1959 in Barnstable, Mass. She went on to work for New England Telephone as an operator. She spent many years as a rest home administrator and advocate for the needs of the elderly and disabled.
Mrs. Connell was a past president and chair of the Mass Jr. Miss Scholarship Pageant in the 70s.
She was a talented and skilled scrimshaw artisan as well as a painter on canvas.  Mrs. Connell traveled extensively with Jack while he was employed with the airline industry, but the two most enjoyed traveling the eastern seaboard with their children and grandchildren. She leaves her family rich with these memories. She was a dedicated member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by her dear husband, John F. “Jack” Connell Jr. of Little River and Cape Cod, Mass.; one daughter, Jacquelyn Renee Stathopoulos of Cape Cod; three sons, John Connell III of Bethel, Maine, Allan M. Connell of Conway and James B. Connell of Niles, Mich.;  and two beloved sisters, Rita Correia and Florence Fields.
Memorial services will be held in both North Myrtle Beach and Barnstable.
The North Myrtle Beach sevice was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church with a reception following in the Parish Hall at the church.
The Massachusetts funeral will be in October with details to be announced. All are welcome to attend and celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Audrey Linda Connell to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 89168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift.
The family would like to thank the Lower Cape Fear Hospice staff for their care and compassion.
Coastal Cremations of Carolina Shores, N.C., served the family locally.

Lisa K. Cunningham
Lisa K. Cunningham, 50, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016.
Born on May 26, 1966, in York, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Levere M. and Pearl V. Gotwalt Gladfelter.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Lucinda Williams.
She is survived by five children, Kyle Beam, Wyatt Webb, Kayela Boyle, Lydia Webb and Miranda Webb; one brother, Michael Gladfelter; three sisters, Karen Wallace, Kathy Mong and Victoria Buchanan; and three grandchildren, Lilah Boyle, Leanne Boyle and Lilley Boyle.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Linda Ann Exum
Linda Ann Exum, 51, of Carolina Shores, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016.
Mrs. Exum was born on Oct. 18, 1964.
She is survived by her husband, Jeffery Exum of the home; two children, Jeffery and Leah, both of the home; her parents Pete and Kathy Kostic of Carolina Shores; one sister, Tawny Romola (Mike) of Carolina Shores; one brother, Mark Wilkison of Ft. St. Lucie, Fla.; one aunt and uncle, Linda and Andrew Barreca, both of Carolina Shores; and two nieces, Kristen and Kathern Romola, both of Carolina Shores.
No service is planned.
Coastal Cremations of Carolina Shores served the family.

Anita Greene Hawkins
Anita Greene Hawkins, 84, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on July 28, 1932, in Oswego, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Frank Howard and Elizabeth Harriet Payne Greene.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Frank L. Greene.
Mrs. Hawkins graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Richmond, Va., in 1954 and worked as a registered nurse in private practice for more than 25 years. She served as a deacon of the Vienna (VA) Presbyterian Church and an elder of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Glyde Hawkins Jr.; two sons, Glyde Hawkins III (Marjorie) and Bruce Hawkins (Kit); three daughters, Patricia Dye (Clent), Cynthia McDowell (Kevin) and Donna Long (David); one sister, Elizabeth Greene Palmer; 10 grandchildren, Jessica Angert (Glenn), Anita Hawkins, Katrina Hawkins, Glyde Hawkins IV (Sarah), Jackson Hawkins, Katherine Dye, Peter Dye, Nicholas Castellano IV, Christopher Long and Matthew Long; and one great-granddaughter, Belle Hawkins.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Westminster Preschool, 410 6th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Claries Bell Wolfe  Lewis (Sue)
Claries Bell Wolfe Lewis (Sue), 80, of the Popular Community of Longs passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, following an extended illness at Doctor Hospital in Augusta, Ga.
Born on June 4, 1936, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Rossie and Essie Mae Woodard Wolfe.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 34 years, Felix Lewis; two sons, Euston Lewis Sr. and Marion Wolfe; five brothers, Johnny, Charles, Christain, Leroy and William; and two sisters, Eula Mae Dewitt and Betty Sue Wolfe.
Mrs. Lewis was a 1970 graduate of Chestnut Consolidated High School. She continued her education at Horry Georgetown Technical College in Conway and earned a degree at United Postal Practical Nurse. She was employed with Loris Community Hospital in Loris for 22 years.
Mrs. Lewis and her husband were blessed with eight children.
As a child she attended Mt. Calvary #1 Missionary Baptist Church. She later became a member of McNeil Missionary Baptist Church where she remained until her marriage. After her marriage she became a member of Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the senior choir. She was also a member of Prince Hall Affiliated #168 Moonlight Chapter Order of Eastern Stars and the Royal Court of King Solomon #4 Sunlight Chapter.
Survivors include six children, Mattie (Douglas) Hatch of Conway, Elvis Lewis-Collins of Longs, Nancy (Michael) Covington of Homestead, Fla., Terry (Stanley) White of Longs, Eric Lewis of North Myrtle Beach and Charles A. Lewis of the home; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Brinda Lewis of Longs; one brother, Jason (Lynda) Wolfe of Florence; three sisters, Ella Robinson of Conway, Mary Hubbard of Wildwood, N.J., and Mazie Ford of Loris; four sisters-in-law, Eva Wolfe of Loris, Isabel Wolfe of Whiteboro, N.J., Magaline Wolfe of Conway and Bernita Wolfe of Pamplico; one brother-in-law, Harry (Ruby) Wilson of Little River; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and sorrowing friends.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m on Friday, Sept. 9, at Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church in the Popular Community of Longs.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River served the family.

Lowell Edward Markins
Lowell Edward Markins, 76, of Loris fell asleep in death on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, and is awaiting the resurrection promised in the Bible, book of John, Chapter 5, verses 28 and 29.
Mr. Markins was a faithful witness of Jehovah God, our Loving Father and Creator, serving Him in the Loris English Congregation in South Carolina.
Born on Jan. 9, 1940, in Peach Creek, W.V., he was the son of the late Charles E. Markins and the late Louise Owens.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Dennis Markins of Loris; three children, Carolyn Sams of Loris, Lisa G. Shoffner (Ronald) of Greensboro, N.C., and Lowell E. Markins II (Mary Ellen) of Lake Wiley; two step-sons, Jonathan R. Werner and Timothy A. Werner, both of Canton, Ohio; one sister, Sandy Hackney, also of Canton; three grandchildren, Jesse Sams, Victor Sams and Ronnie Michelle LoCash; three step-grandchildren, Kristy Shoffner, Karrie Poston and Zachary Werner; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Lowell was also predeceased by two sisters, Wilda Gilbert and Norma Curcio; and two brothers-in-law, Ray Hackney and Joe Curcio.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. at the S.C. Congregation of Jehovah’s Witness in Loris.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jehovah’s Witness.
Forbis & Dick-Guilford Chapel of Greensboro is serving the family.

Ruby Lyle Whittington Oliver
Ruby Lyle Whittington Oliver, 97, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at the Loris Rehab and Nursing Center.
Born on May 31, 1919, in Clarkton, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Brantley Forrest Whittington and the late Mabel “May” Harper Whittington.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Sam Oliver; two brothers, Dr. Forrest Brooks Whittington and Boyd B. Whittington; and one sister, Sadie W. Carter.
Mrs. Oliver received masters degrees from the University of South Carolina and Coker College. She went on to work with the Horry County School System and was the principal at Green Sea Floyds Elementary School at the time of her retirement.
Mrs. Oliver was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a longtime active member of Loris First Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include one son, David F. Oliver of Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Patricia O. Deal and her husband Sam of Columbia and Betty O. Welborn of Loris; eight loving grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dr. Louis Venable officiating. Committal services were private. The family received friends for two hours prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 113 44th Ave. N., Suite 200, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Louise Strayhorn Ramsbottom
Louise Strayhorn Ramsbottom, 98, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016.
Born on Sept. 4, 1918, in Durham, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Ralph N. and Annie Cooper Strayhorn.
She received her education at Durham City Schools and Duke University. She was married in 1943 to Dr. John G. Ramsbottom Sr. for 64 years until his death in 2007.
Louise and Dr. Ramsbottom moved to North Myrtle Beach in 1975, where he practiced medicine for many years. They built the Lou-Gar Motel.  She was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach and an honorary life member of Presbyterian Women.  Louise was a former president of the Yaupon Garden Club, Coastal Creators, Book Reporters Club and The Surf Golf and Beach Club.  She served on the Board of Directors for the Garden Club of South Carolina for over 45 years, was a member of the Accredited Flower Show Judge Club of South Carolina, South Carolina Landscape Design Consultants and was a former member of the Spartanburg Garden Council and Little Garden Club. She also served as a former president of the South Carolina Medical Alliance and was a member of the Spartanburg Medical Auxiliary.
She is survived by two sons, Dr. John G. Ramsbottom Jr. and his wife Gail of Myrtle Beach and James N. Ramsbottom and his wife Patrice of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren, Nancy R. Mudd (FD), Dr. Garnett Ramsbottom III (Kathy) and Berkeley R. Cox (Garett); one great-grandchild, DeSales Mudd IV; and Elizabeth Franks, who has been with the Ramsbottom family for over 52 years.
The family wishes to express their thanks to her special caregivers, Bee, Doretha and Lisa.
Funeral services were held at 12 noon on Monday, Sept. 12, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Heritage Chapel Mausoleum in Spartanburg.
A memorial service was held at 12 noon on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 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 or Regency Hospice, 11943 Grandhaven Drive, Suite A, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Michael Aramais Safarian
Michael Aramais Safarian, 95, of Little River died on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Nov. 10, 1920, in Baku, Russia, he was the son of the late Aramais and Lubov Safarian.
Mr. Safarian is survived by his wife, Eloise Lewis Safarian; two sons, Victor M. Safarian and Theodore M. Safarian; two step-daughters, Amanda Floyd and Rachel Rabon Meadows; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Westminister Gardens at 3601 Whitehurst Road, Greensboro, N.C. 27410.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1105 48th Ave. N., Suite 109, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Kathleen M. Spalthoff
Kathleen M. Spalthoff, 80, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach with her family by her side.
Born on May 14, 1936, in The Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late James and Nora Bulman Walpole.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, John and Thomas.
Mrs. Spalthoff was a dispatcher with the Tuxedo Park Police Department, where she proudly served the community for 20 years, before retiring to Little River. Once relocating to South Carolina, she volunteered at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
She was a loving wife, mother, nana and friend to all who knew her. She courageously fought a 20 year battle of various illnesses with grace and dignity. She has been a true role model and will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years and primary caregiver, Charles; two sons, Dave and Danny; two daughters, Denise and Deirdre; one granddaughter, Heather; several nieces; and one nephew.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  A prayer service will be held at 3:30 p.m.  Burial will be in Warwick, N.Y., at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Embrace Hospice, 1318 3rd Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Oscar Thompson
Oscar Thompson, 70, of Little River passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, following an illness.
Mr. Thompson was born on Aug. 22, 1946, in Richlands, N.C.
On July 12, 2014, he became a Jehovah’s Witness. His greatest pleasure was fishing, playing video golf games, playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and serving Jehovah.
Mr. Thompson was a loving, kind-hearted person who was always ready to put a smile on someone’s face.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Delores; one daughter, Pamela Thompson of North Myrtle Beach; three grandchildren, Stephanie Thompson, Rishon Brown and Kyra Brown, all of North Myrtle Beach; his step-mom, Mattie Thompson; one sister, Tyleia Williams of Jacksonville, N.C.; four brothers, Earl Thompson, James Thompson, Lee Thompson and Jay Thompson, all of Richlands; special family members from Jacksonville, Newark, N.J., and Lanette, Ala.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family would like to acknowledge with gratitude and deep appreciation the expressions of love, prayers, cards, support, concerns and other acts of kindness shown to them during this difficult time.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Loris.
Latimer’s Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Irene Prevette Talley
Irene Prevette Talley, 96, of Athens, Ga., formerly of Charlotte, N.C., died on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at St Mary’s Hospice House in Watkinsville, Ga.
Born on Aug. 6, 1920, in Davie County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Ephram W. Prevette and Mae Prevette.
Mrs. Talley retired from K-Mart. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Charlotte. After moving to Athens, she attended the Christian Life Worship Center.
Survivors include three children, Lillie Murchison of Athens, MH Talley and his wife April of Rockledge, Fla., and Linda Wilhelm and her husband Rolf of Charlotte; one son-in-law, Robert Atkins of Rome, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Merion Talley; one daughter, Darlene Atkins; one son-in-law, Jerry Murchison; and one great-grandson, Vincent McKenzie.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel in Charlotte with her granddaughter Christine McKenzie officiating. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at the funeral home.
The family asks that memorials be made to your personal church or a charity of your choice.
McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel of Charlotte is serving the family.

Donald G. Walker
Donald G. Walker, 81, of Longs died on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at his home.
Born on Oct. 12, 1934, in Hinsdale, Ill., he was the son of the late Gladys and Mernie Walker.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his twin brother, Ronald Walker.
Mr. Walker was a U.S. Navy veteran. After leaving the Navy, he began his career as a banker spending many years in Mexico and South America.
Survivors include his wife, Susan; his three children, Dyan Alexander (Bill) of Nashville, Tenn., Chris Walker (Jackie) of Howell, Mich., and Tony Walker (Cheryl) of Dallas, Texas; and eight grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 4612 Oleander Drive, Suite 102, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 EDITION

Fred Bengis
Fred Bengis, 74, of Longs passed away on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016.
He was born on Oct. 5, 1941.
Mr. Bengis was a great husband and a loving father and grandfather. He was a loyal friend.
Mr. Bengis and his wife Terry have lived in the Myrtle Beach and Longs areas for 13 years. He was a proud member of CIAO and the Elks. He will be most remembered as a New York Yankee Bat Boy during the time Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played.
Being a Yankee was so special to Mr. Bengis and everyone loved the clubhouse stories he told.

Roger Ernest DeJordy
Roger Ernest DeJordy, 71, of Longs died on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Sept. 9, 1944, in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of the late Ernest and Edna Merchant DeJordy.
Mr. DeJordy is survived by his partner of 27 years, Carol A. Seckler; three step-sons, Robert (Annie), Michael (Kathryn) and James; two sisters, Jean Gradeck and Pauling Slesarenko; and three grandchildren, Caroline, Eric and Kevin.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852 or the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Adrianna Sue Fowler
Adrianna Sue Fowler, 18, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in an automobile accident.
Born on July 11, 1998, in Horry County, she was the daughter of Jackie Lauvan Fowler of Tabor City and Christina Nichole Fowler of Tabor City.
She was predeceased by one brother, Tristan Brantlee Fowler; and his grandfather, Joe Fowler.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by three sisters, Gracie Nichole Fowler, Kara Denise Fowler and Miracle Brooke Fowler, all of Tabor City; one brother, Joseph Texas Fowler; her maternal grandparents, Peggy Sue Housand and Tex Wilson of Clarendon, N.C.; and her paternal grandparents, Steve and Susan Brown of Loris.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Dorothy Reissig Lewis
Dorothy Reissig Lewis, 90, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at home.
Born on Oct. 29, 1925, in Rochester, N.Y., she was the daughter of Frederick and Florence Reissig.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leon E. Lewis Jr.; and one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and David Huggins.
Mrs. Lewis attended West High and Marion College. She was active in PTA, Penfield Country Club, Atonement Lutheran Church and at King of Glory Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by four children, Jim, Patty, Bud and Bob and their spouses; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Calling hours were held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, at 2207 Seaford Drive in Longs. A service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, at King of Glory Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to King of Glory Lutheran Church.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Lucille Pauline Mastandrea
Lucille Pauline Mastandrea, 84, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. Her family was by her side when she drifted off to be with the Lord.
Mrs. Mastandrea was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, an active member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach and many other charitable organizations.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Saverio “Sam” Mastandrea; her children, Joseph Mastandrea (Kathleen); Doreen Strauss (Jeffrey) and Thomas Mastandrea (Cynthia); her grandchildren, Lauren, Lyndsey, Matthew Mastandrea and Charles Hallstrom (Katie) and her great-grandchildren, CJ and Christopher.  
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  A funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.  Inurnment followed in the church columbarium niche.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 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.

Dorothy Borgeson Schoch
Dorothy Borgeson Schoch, 79, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following a sudden illness.
Born on May 14, 1937, in Germantown in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Albert Borgeson and the late Dorothy Vera Borgeson.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alvin Harry Schoch.
Mrs. Schoch worked as a sales associate at Walmart in Myrtle Beach. She was a member of Renovations Vineyard Church in Longs.
Survivors include two sons, Russell Schoch and his wife Lori of Pennsylvania and Phillip Schoch of Tennessee; five loving grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Renovations Vineyard Church.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Patricia Diane Stevens Spivey
Patricia Diane Stevens Spivey, 70, of Whiteville, N.C., died on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in the Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Whiteville.
Born on July 12, 1946, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Ruther Stevens and Esther Duncan Stevens.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Joyce Suggs; and one brother, Ruther “Bobby” Stevens Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Willard Spivey of Whiteville; three daughters, Darlene Cannon of Tabor City, Charlene Langlois of Baltimore, Md., and Michelle Tryon of Whiteville; three sons, Donald Spivey of Tabor City, N.C., Mickey Reese of Clarendon, N.C., and Edward Reese of Whiteville; one sister, Jeanette Cartrette of Loris; two half sisters, Ponice Gerald of Tabor City and Tammy Buffkin of Ash, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Juanita Sessions Collins Stevens
Juanita Sessions Collins Stevens, 87, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016,  of natural causes at Myrtle Beach Estates in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Wednesday, July 3, 1929, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Alma Sessions.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Capt. James T. Stevens; and six siblings.
Mrs. Stevens and her late husband, Captain James Stevens, resided in Little River owning and operating Capt. Jim’s Marina in Calabash, N.C.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Lash and her husband Don of Murrells Inlet; two sons, Randy Collins and his wife Gina of Valrico, Fla., and Kenneth Collins and his wife Barbie of Dacula, Ga.; one sister, Jackie Swinney of Loris; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Per her request, graveside services were held at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River attended by her immediate family only.
Sign the online guest book at Hardwickfh.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 EDITION

Rosie Mincey Hardee Barnhill
Rosie Mincey Hardee Barnhill, 81, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on July 5, 1935, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Fletcher Marion Mincey and the late Mary Frances Norris Mincey.
Mrs. Barnhill was a homemaker. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include two step-daughters, Debbie Lynn Page and her husband Dale of Bayboro and Karen Gore and her husband Josh of Aynor; one sister, Eula M. Livingston of Loris; and two brothers, Donnie Mincey and his wife Pat of Loris and F. M. Mincey of Charleston.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Daniel Dexter Hardee Jr.; her second husband, Thomas Clarence Barnhill Jr.; four brothers, Fletcher Clifton Mincey Sr., Bill Mincey, C.D. Mincey and Homer Mincey; and three sisters, Carlene Sarvis, Gladys Hewitt and Myrtle Blanton.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Steve Nobles officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. The family received friends for one and one-half hours prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Live Oak Baptist Church, c/o Wanda Hodge, 1580 Hwy. 45, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Jerry Wayne Boyd
Jerry Wayne Boyd, 74, of Green Sea passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at his home following an illness.
Born on Sept. 3, 1941, in Loris, he was the son of the late Benjamin Festus “B.F.” Boyd Jr. and the late Delta Spivey Boyd.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Brenda Faye Evans Boyd; two brothers, Derl Defae Boyd and Billy G. Boyd; and one sister, Carolyn B. Grainger.
Mr. Boyd served his country with courage and honor in the United States Navy and was a proud member of Loris Masonic Lodge #205 AFM. After the Navy, he worked in technology creating software for Computer Records, Coca Cola and Pepsi. After this initial experience he opened his own business to provide software service for Coca Cola Bottlers.
Upon retirement he worked as a consultant in the technology field throughout South America. He was a longtime member of Loris First United Methodist Church in Loris. Mr. Boyd will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Laura S. Boyd; one daughter, Jessica Boyd Hall and her husband Alex Viademonte of Rising Sun, Ind.; one son, Michael W. Boyd and his wife Cynthia of Hampstead, N.C.; three grandsons, Stephen M. Hall, Andrew W. Hall and Blake W. Boyd; one granddaughter, Josie Lynne Boyd; one step-son, Cole Graham and his wife Kelly of Green Sea; one step-daughter, Jennifer Bullard and her husband Bryan of Green Sea; and five step-grandchildren, Manning, Tess, Matt, Ben and Kate.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Loris First United Methodist Church with committal services with military honors following at Twin City Memorial Gardens cemetery in Loris. Pastor Grady Corder officiated the services. The family received friends for two hours prior to the services at the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Loris First United Methodist Church, 3507 Broad St., Loris, S.C. 29569 or to Embrace Hospice, 1318 Third Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign the online guest book at Hardwickfh.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Ronald T. Grzeskiewicz
Ronald T. Grzeskiewicz, 78, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Born on Oct. 24, 1937, in Philadephia, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Jean Tyszka Grzeskiewicz.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Arlene; one son, Ron (Marie) Grzeskiewicz; two daughters, Carole Grzeskiewicz (Tim Neville) and Susan (John) Connors; two grandchildren, Julia and Hannah; and one brother, Richard (Joan) Grzeskiewicz.
A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, 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.
A guest book is available at www.leefandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Palmer Wilson ‘Pete’ Manson
The Rev. Palmer Wilson “Pete” Manson, 98, of Waynesboro, Pa., passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.
Born on Jan. 11, 1918, in Oil City, Pa., he was the son of Benjamin Franklin Manson and Agnes Melissa (Shirkey) Manson.
He was predeceased by his wife, Anita Rose (Mellring) Manson; three brothers, Vince, Miles and LeRoy; and four sisters, Flossy Mellring, Doris Harriger, Irene and Freda.
He is survived by his one sister, Betty Smith; two sons, Allen and his wife Priscilla and Thomas and his wife Connie; four grandchildren, Becky Funderburk, Wendy Glaze, Amy Hill and Thomas J. Manson II; and nine great-grandchildren, Caroline Funderburk, Lucas Funderburk, Nicholas Glaze, Ethan Glaze, Marleigh Hill, Alexa Hill, Liam Manson, Myles Manson and Anniston Manson.
Pete and his brothers all began their working lives at the Pennzoil refinery in Rouseville, Pa. He entered the ministry shortly after graduating from Oil City High School. He continued his ministry while employed at Pennzoil and attending college and then seminary in Ohio. The Reverend Manson officiated at the weddings of both his sons and all four of his grandchildren in Houston, Texas, and Frederick, Maryland.
The Reverend Manson graduated from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, Oberlin Theological Seminary in Oberlin and received Masters of Divinity degrees from Oberlin and Vanderbilt University. He served Evangelical United Brethren Churches in Westerville, Findley and Tiro, Ohio, and Presbyterian Churches in Caldwell, Ohio, Bradford and Slate Lick, Pa. Pete also served as the minister at the multi-denominational Union Church of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, in the interim. The Reverend Manson enjoyed visiting different parts of the country. He lived in 11 different cities and traveled to South America on three separate occasions.
Pete was an accomplished builder and wood worker. He built a large mobile home, a Snipe-class 16 foot racing sailboat and two houses, the last one in Sunset Beach, N.C., where he and Anita settled after retirement. Pete attended the Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach where he taught his Sunday School class for over 30 years. Later in life he became an accomplished water color artist. He sold many water color paintings and prints and donated one of his original paintings to the Mowrey Elementary School in Quincy.
Services and burial will be private in North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Quincy Village Benevolent Care Fund, 6596 Orphanage Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.
Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home of Waynesboro is serving the family.

Pleasant C. Overby Jr.
Pleasant C. Overby Jr., 93, of the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach died peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.
He was born on Oct. 9, 1922, to the late Pleasant and Callie Overby.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two  brothers, Bruce and Charles; and one sister, Katie Overby Blake.
Mr. Overby retired from Crum & Forester Group of Insurance Companies where he was a special agent and manager of the Richmond, Va., branch office. He was a member of Manchester (Possum) Lodge #14 A. F. & A.M. in Richmond and the Omar Shrine Temple. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach. Mr. Overby was an avid golfer and enjoyed being a ranger and starter at Beachwood Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach where he had many friends.
Survivors include one son, Pleas Overby III; two daughters, Cathy Overby McCanless (John) and Lisa Overby; five grandchildren, Mary Wade Binder, Whitney Bernal, Kimberly Matthews, Cate Clark and Hanc McCanless; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret Averett.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Trinity United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 706 14th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or First Health Hospice House, P.O. Box 5889, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374.
Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home of Pinehurst, N.C., is serving the family.

Francis ‘Frank’ Brian Pauquette
Francis “Frank” Brian Pauquette, 78, of Florence passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.
Born on April 8, 1938, in Comstock, N.Y., he was the son of the late Melvin Pauquette and Marion Lebarge Pauquette.
Mr. Pauquette graduated from Hartford High School. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force, mostly in Japan. He served as a New York State Corrections Officer prior to becoming a New York State Trooper. He loved serving his community and proudly wore the uniform of the State Police for 32 years.  After retirement, he enjoyed part-time employment before he and his wife, Judy, moved to South Carolina.
Mr. Pauquette, affectionately known as “grizz or grizzly bear”, enjoyed traveling, golf and spending time with friends and family.   
Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years Judy; one daughter, Terasa Lott and her husband Eddie of Darlington; one step-son, Todd Bradon and his wife Krista of Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren, Cody Bradon and his wife Aubrey, Jack Bradon and Graham Bradon; five brothers, Bernard Pauquette (Vivian), Edmund Pauquette (Margaret), Richard Pauquette (Joan), Andre Pauquette (Irene) and Melvin Pauquette (Mary); one sister, Sharon Bouyea; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, William and James; one sister, Jean; one step-son, Dean Bradon; and one step-daughter, Cher Bradon Nichols.
A memorial service in Granville, N.Y., with a burial in Wells, Vt., are being arranged with a tentative date of Oct. 1. Updates will be posted in the Glens Falls Post Star and Granville Sentinel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, P.O. Box 503, Darlington, S.C. 29540 or The Food Literacy Project, 9001 Limehouse Lane, Louisville, KY 40222.
Family and friends may sign the online guest book at stoudenmiredowling.com.
Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home of Florence is serving the family.