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Obituaries

OBITUARIES FROM APRIL 13, 2017 EDITION

Laura Fay Best
Laura Fay Best, 71, of Galivants Ferry, widow of Ronald Gene Best, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Mrs. Best was born on July 31, 1945, in Houston, Texas.
She was predeceased by her parents, Merle and Aubry.
Mrs. Best was a member of Cool Springs Southern Methodist Church in Aynor. She was very involved in the Republican Party of Horry County and local politics.
She is survived by one son, Donald Best and his wife Macarena Tellez-Gonzalez; and three grandchildren, Daniel Best, Oscar Best and Laura Best, all of the United Kingdom.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, at Cool Springs Southern Methodist Church officiated by Dr. Larry T. Crowe. Burial followed at Sandy Plain United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 7, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111.
Sign the online guest register at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Verdie Lee Greiner
Verdie Lee Greiner, 80, of Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 2, 1936, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Ivory Dewey Norris and Jettie Pearl Spivey Norris
In addition to her parents, she was predeceaed by her husband, William Earl Greiner; five brothers; and one sister.
Mrs. Greiner was a beloved aunt.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews; and one sister, Eloise Martin of Loris.
A graveside service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, April 13, in the Sandy Plain Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held prior to the service from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the graveside.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C., is serving the family.

Emily Granger Hinman
Emily Granger Hinman, 94, of Briarcliffe Acres passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Dec. 13, 1922, in Austin, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Armour Townsend and Willoughby Crawford Granger.
She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, William Hinman; and one sister, Amy Haldeman.
Mrs. Hinman was a beloved wife, mother, nana and great-nana.
She was a 1944 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a BS in business administration. Mrs. Hinman worked for Tennessee Eastman Corp. in Oak Ridge, Tenn., from 1944 to 1947. After marriage, she lived in New Jersey, raising three children, before retiring to Myrtle Beach in 1981. She was an accomplished amateur artist, producing paintings and drawings cherished by her family.
Survivors include her three sons, Chuck Hinman and his wife Joannie of East Greenwich, R.I., Ken Hinman and his wife Laureen Megan of Lovettsville, Va., and Richard Hinman of Harrisburg, Pa.; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Remington of Westport, Mass.; four grandchildren, Megan Hinman and her partner Tom O’Connor, Susannah Hinman, Zoe Hinman and Lily Hinman; and one great-grandson, Jackson Hinman O’Connor.
A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday April 11, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with Dr. Robert C. Wilkes Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends for two hours prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 1306, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

John Smith McGovern Jr.
John Smith McGovern Jr., 78, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017, after an illness.
Born on Nov. 12, 1938, in New York City (Manhattan), N.Y., he was the son of the late John Smith McGovern Sr. and Eleanor Byrne Fox.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of nearly 30 years and dear friend, Joyce Lorraine Novelli McGovern; and one sister, Eleanor White Brenner.
John graduated from McBurney High School in 1956. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served faithfully and honorably then retired as lieutenant colonel. He served as a police officer with the Maryland State Police in LaPlata, Maryland. John then had a long and dedicated career with the Connecticut State Police, where he was known fondly as the “The voice of Troop F” and later retired as Sergeant. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Criminal Justice as well as his Master of Science.
He is survived by two loving daughters, Joanne Allen and Kelley (Raymond) Cagganello; nine grandchildren, Nicholas Raymond Cagganello, John Raymond Cagganello, Jia Wang Zhi Hui Cagganello, Kameron Joyce Yi Hong Na Cagganello, Brooke Li Yu Xin Cagganello, Grayce Wang Qian Cagganello, Jack Zheng Jian Run Cagganello, Molly Zhou Zhuo Si Cagganello and Melina Fox Gao Yang McGovern; one cousin, Elizabeth Dreier; and one nephew, Daniel White.
As a young child sports was something John was always interested in. He played football and baseball and had a life long love of the New New York Giants and the New York Yankees. He went on to officiate football with the Eastern Connecticut Approved Football Officials for 20 years. In 2010 at 72 years of age he retired as a football official.
Additionally John was an avid reader and book collector. He spent most of his retirement traveling the world including his travel with his daughters many times to bring his grandchildren home from China. He was actively involved in his daughters’ and grandchildrens’ lives and found great joy in planning surprise visits to see them.
John spent many years as a young boy at Winona Camps and went on to return to Winona with his family as a counselor and then was the director of Winona’s Family Camp for years. In his retirement John returned to camp as a staff member supporting camp trip logistics. John’s smile, laugh, wit and kindness will be missed.
Per his wishes he will be honored with a military burial at sea. A memorial service will be held in Maine at Winona Camps in the coming months.
The family asks in lieu of flowers and any gifts made in his memory be directed to the Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main St., Ellsworth, Maine 04605. Include notice of the donation for the Winona Campership Fund - John S. McGovern Jr. These tax deductible gifts will continue John’s legacy at Winona for boys who could not otherwise experience camp. For more information, contact Winona Camps at 207-647-3721.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM APRIL 6, 2017 EDITION

Dixie Byars
Dixie Byars, 84, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at home.
Born on Sept. 3, 1932, in Union County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late George Miller and Beulah Dees.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, James Lee Kinley; her second husband, Bufford Byars; and one son, Michael Welch.
Mrs. Byars operated a day care and fostered many children. She worked for the Salvation Army for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach where she taught Sunday school for many years.
She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Austin-Holt (John) a cashier at Bi-Lo in North Myrtle Beach, Christine Witherspoon (Ted) of Locust, N.C., and Mary Smith of Locust; one son, Jimmy Kinley (Terry) of Loris; 11 grandchildren; multiple great-grandchildren; multiple great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 3, at Lee Funeral Home. Visitation was held 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.

Gary Eugene Carroll
Gary Eugene Carroll, 74, of North Myrtle Beach died peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2017, at home.
Born on July 18, 1942, in Vinton, Va., he was the son of the late Jerry and Mildred Barton Carroll.
Mr. Carroll was a very active member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. He loved to travel and was a lab technician at Loris Community Hospital prior to his employment with Allstate.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Martha Leach Carroll; one son, Todd Carroll (Amy); one daughter, Melissa Owen (Brian); two step-sons, Jim Cannon and John Cannon (Joan); one brother, Dennis Carroll (Vickie); one sister; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach, Building Fund, 200 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or Hospice Care of South Carolina, 4612 Oleander Drive S., 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.

Russell Gregory Cartrette
Russell Gregory Cartrette, 60, of Clarendon, N.C., died on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on July 17, 1956, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of Clara Jernigan Cartrette of Tabor City, N.C., and the late Jerry Lynwood Cartrette.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his significant other, Linda Sharon Foster of Clarendon; two sisters, Marti (Ricky) Hardee of Loris and Kelly (Anthony) Ivey of Tabor City; and two nephews, Brennan Ivey and Brady Ivey.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Columbus County Humane Society, P.O. Box 742, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Marvella Davis Dorman
Marvella Davis Dorman, 89, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at McLeod Seacoast in Little River after a brief illness.
Born on June 21, 1927, she was the daughter of the late George Preston Davis and Lois Gilleon Davis of Hattiesburg, Miss.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Billy Guthrie Dorman.
Mrs. Dorman spent her childhood in Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana and Georgia before moving to Tabor City at the age of 14. She graduated from Tabor City High School and Campbell College and received a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina. She owned and operated Little Guys and Dolls Kindergarten in Tabor City for 10 years and then taught at Williams Township School until her retirement from Columbus County Schools. She then taught at Waccamaw Academy and continued to substitute at various schools around the county. In 2005, she began working part-time at the Visitor’s Center in Tabor City until 2015.
Mrs. Dorman was an active member of Tabor City Baptist Church in Tabor City for over 60 years. She taught Sunday school, Vacation Bible school and led multiple Bible studies in her home each week. She also served as discipleship director, greeting committee chairmen, library chairmen and served in various other positions. She volunteered each summer for 20 years at Lifeway/Ridgecrest Conference Center in Black Mountain, N.C. Her passion was leading people to Christ through her daily living, witnessing, volunteering and teaching others.
Mrs. Dorman was very active in many civic organizations where she served in various leadership positions. She was one of the founding members and past president of the Dirt Daubers Garden Club, president of NCAE, president of the Columbus County Arts Council, president of the Columbus County Retired Teachers Association and chairman of the Yam Festival Art Show.  She also was a member of the Tabor City Chamber of Commerce and Committee of 100.
Mrs. Dorman was a lifetime member of The Mayflower Society, where she served as president of the North Carolina Society and also was a member of the Mayflower National Education Committee. She was proud of her genealogy and taught classes to others showing how to trace their heritage.
She is survived by three children, Mike Dorman (Barb) of North Myrtle Beach, Julia Fort (Steve) of Little River and Jennifer Sample (Mike) of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren, Courtney Stewart (Jordan), Michael Dorman (Olga), Paige Bottoms (Tyler) and William Sample; and one great-grandchild, Steele Stewart.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, at Inman Ward Funeral Home. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at Tabor City Baptist Church. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers those wishing to honor her memory may make contributions to The Billy Dorman Scholarship Fund at Tabor City Baptist Church, 200 Live Oak Street, Tabor City, N.C. 28463.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Walter Alton Fipps Jr.
Walter Alton Fipps Jr., 62, of Mullins died on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at McLeod Hospice Center in Florence.
Born on Nov. 15, 1954, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of the late Walter Alton Fipps Sr. and Mary Frances Reynolds Fipps.
Mr. Fipps was a member of the Civil Air Control and an avid ham radio operator where he was a storm chaser and loved reporting the weather by the way of radio.
He served in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Brigman Fipps of Mullins; two daughters, Angela Fipps Johnson of Longs and Dana Fipps Rouse and her husband Dwayne of Dillon; two brothers, John Fipps of the Williams Township Community and Frank Fipps of Independence, Mich.; one sister, Daphne Fipps of Dublin, N.C.; and seven grandchildren, Haleigh Elliott, Hayden Panos, London Johnson, Wyatt Rouse, Khloe Rouse, Knox Rouse and Isabella Charon.
A celebration of life service will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, at Praise Temple Church on Highway 76 in Mullins.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C., is serving the family.

Evelyn Suggs Gore
Evelyn Suggs Gore, 96, of North Charleston, formerly of Loris, left this earthly life on Friday, March 31, 2017.
Born on Aug. 16, 1920, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Albert Suggs and the late Ellen Gerald Suggs.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Edwin Odell Gore; one infant daughter, Ellen Sue Gore; one brother, Alton Albert Suggs; and two sisters, Vera Suggs Miller and Esther Suggs Cartrette.
Mrs. Gore graduated from Loris High School in 1937 and wistfully recognized this year as the class’ 80th reunion milestone. She completed cosmetology training in 1938 at the beauty school that was in Florence at the time and worked for over 60 years. During most of her career as a licensed cosmetologist, she owned and operated her own business, Evelyn’s Beauty Shop, where her women were not just her clients but became dear lifelong friends.
Mrs. Gore was also a longtime member of Loris First Baptist Church where she was active in the Joy Sunday School class, choir and taught children’s Sunday School.  She was a member of the Loris chapter of The Order of the Eastern Star. “Miss Evelyn”, as most folks knew her, was quite a fireball of energy and talent. She was always active, whether beautifying her women, working alongside her dear farmer husband in the fields and gardens, freezing and canning the bounty they grew, feeding multitudes with all her great cooking or working her fingers continuously as she sewed, crocheted and embroidered.  She taught us all so much and will be greatly missed by those who knew her.
Survivors include her son, Dr. Bobby G. Gore and his wife Maxine of Goose Creek; two daughters, Betty Gore and her husband Dr. Robert Ball of Charleston and Laura Gore Wadford and her husband Fritz Goforth of Charlotte, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Leslie Gore Clegg and her husband Bill and Luschen Gore and his wife Kelly, all of Huntersville, N.C., Tommy Odell Gore of Pensacola, Fla., Kara Gore Miller and her husband Paul of Goose Creek, Shawn Gore and his wife Caroline of Summerville, Robert Gore of Charlotte, Katie Goforth of New Orleans, La., Robert Ball and his wife Rebecca of Hull, Ga., and Mark Ball and his wife Elizabeth of Daniel Island; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Dr. Louis Venable officiating. Committal services followed at Carter Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Frederick James Hall Sr.
Frederick James Hall Sr., 91, of Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Brightwater Assisted Living in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 18, 1926, in Little Falls, N.Y., he was the son of the late Charles and Lillian Williams Hall.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Marie Hall.
Mr. Hall served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Hornet. He was a member of VFW Post #7288 in Calabash, N.C., American Legion Post #186 in Little River, All American Commander Post #518 in Cramer Hill, N.J., Master Mason Camden Lodge #15 32nd  Degree Consistory, volunteer fireman in Lenola, N.J., member of Union Local #322 in New Jersey and Local #420 in Philadelphia, Pa. He was an avid golfer, retiring to Little River in 1987.
Survivors include four children, Nancey L. Earney (Kirk), Barbara J. Hertline (William), Kathleen Mastrosante (Nicholas) and Frederick J. Hall Jr. (Cheryl); 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Residents, family and close friends are invited to a memorial service at Brightwater Assisted Living on Wednesday, April 19, at 2:30 p.m.  Per his request, Mr. Hall will be buried at sea out of Mayport, Fla.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tidelands Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Betty Lou Suggs Hammack
Betty Lou Suggs Hammack, 75, of Louisville, Ky., died on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Baptist Health Louisville, surrounded by her family.
Born on Nov. 10, 1941, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Kirby Suggs and the late Leatha Brittie Tompkins Suggs.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Bernice Suggs Anderson; and two brothers, Thomas Howard Suggs Sr. and Jerry A. Suggs.
Mrs. Hammack attended Campbell College in Buies Creek, N.C. She met her husband, Ira Lee Hammack Jr., while they both worked for General Electric at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. They were married on Sept. 1, 1963. After moving to Louisville in 1975, she took a position with Jefferson County Public Schools as a school bus driver, where she worked until her retirement.
Mrs. Hammack was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed gardening, fishing, RV camping, cooking, playing the piano, crocheting, beekeeping, square dancing and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Ira Lee Hammack Jr.; two daughters, Theresa Lee Hammack Mayer and Margaret Alyce Hammack Elkins; one son, Kenneth Wayne Hammack; four brothers, Robert W. Suggs, Herman G. Suggs, Thomas Kirby Suggs Jr. and Randy M. Suggs; and one sister, Bonnie Faye Anderson.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, at Bethany Baptist Church in Loris. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service.
In memory of Betty, the family requests that a donation be made to support Palliative Care at Baptist Health. Contributions can be mailed to Baptist Health Foundation, 4000 Kresge Way, Louisville, KY 40207-9897 or via their web site www.SupportBaptistHealth.org/Louisville.

Carl N. Harris
The Rev. Carl N. Harris, 81, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
Born on Nov. 24, 1935, in Union, he was the son of the late Nick and Irene Harris.
The Reverend Harris accepted Jesus as his Savior in 1953 and felt the call of God to become a preacher. He graduated from Union High School, Wofford College and attended Emory University Chandler School of Theology. He served in the United Methodist Conference for 44 years.  He was pastor of Carlisle United Methodist Church and Gilliam United Methodist Church in Union, St. Andrews United Methodist Church and St. Mark United Methodist Church in Spartanburg, Landrum United Methodist Church in Landrum, Loris First United Methodist Church in Loris, St. Paul United Methodist Church in Florence, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Orangeburg and First United Methodist Church in Conway, where he retired.
After retirement, the Reverend Harris formed the Second Mile Evangelistic Association in 2001 and the Loris Interfaith Task Force in 2002. He also served as interim pastor at Loris Presbyterian Church, Loris First Baptist Church, Beulah Baptist Church, Camp Swamp United Methodist Church and Olyphic Baptist Church.
He served as chairman of the S.C. Conference Board of Evangelism, was a delegate to International Congress World Evangelism in Lausanne, Switzerland, a delegate to Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, affiliate member of the General Board of Discipleship, president of Nation Congress of Evangelism, World Methodist Council, chairman of the Board of TMS and president of Second Mile Evangelism.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley Harris; two sons, Mark Harris (Sharon) and Rhett Harris (Debbie); one daughter, Carla Blackburn (Darryl); six grandchildren, Nicholas Harris (Ashley), Amy Davis (Kevin), Carlyn Harris, Ashley Harris, Anna Harris and John Mark Harris; two great-grandchildren, Lane Harris and Emory Harris; one brother, Bob Bentley; one sister, Paulette Perry; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at Loris First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  Funeral services followed.
Services were also held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Union with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home of Loris and Holcombe Funeral Home of Union served the family.

Barbara Ruopp Hickman
Barbara Ruopp Hickman, 92, of Loris went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
Born on Nov. 7, 1924, in Redding, Pa., she was the daughter of Mable and Adolf Ruopp, first generation German immigrants.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wyatt Lee Hickman; one son, Corky Hickman; one grandson, Michael Hickman; and one sister, Eleanor Brady.
The oldest of five sisters, her family moved several times over the course of her youth. In 1943, while living in New York City, she met and married Wyatt Lee Hickman Sr., who was stationed at the nearby Manhattan Beach U.S. Coast Guard Training Station.
A longtime resident of Loris, Mrs. Hickman was a seamstress who did alterations for many in her community; later in life she managed the gift shop at Loris Community Hospital.
Mrs. Hickman was an active member of Loris First Baptist Church where she enjoyed her role as secretary-treasurer of the Joy Sunday School Class.
She is survived by one daughter, Wendy Boyd and her husband John Boyd of Cherry Grove; one daughter-in-law, Shirley B. Hickman of Lumberton, N.C.; one granddaughter, Laura Nobles and her husband Dewayne Nobles of Tabor City, N.C.; one grandson, Ben Boyd and his husband Dennis Adamson of New York, N.Y.; three sisters, Doris Hallenbeck of Latham, N.Y., Karlene Airey of Iverness, Fla., and Pat Ostrander and her husband Alton of Albany, N.Y.; and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at Loris First Baptist Church with Dr. Louis Venable officiating. A graveside remembrance followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in celebration of Barbara’s life to Embrace Hospice, 1318 Third Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Roger Dale Jordan
Roger Dale Jordan, 67, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Sept. 6, 1949, in Conway, he was the son of the late H.B. Jordan and the late Roechell Burnette Jordan.
Affectionately known as “Wild Man Jordan”, he enjoyed softball when he was able, was a third degree black belt in karate and was passionate about hunting and fishing. Mr. Jordan worked in construction until his retirement and was a member of Cane Branch Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include his loving wife, Vivian Tyler Jordan of the home; one son, Rondale Jordan and his wife Susan of Loris; two daughters, Ginger Jordan Cribb and her husband Jason of Clarendon, N.C., and Jill Jordan Hatchell and her husband Davey of Conway; six grandchildren, Raegan Jordan, Riley Jordan, Jordan Cribb, Sadie Grace Cribb, Jaslynn Cribb and Dawson Hatchell; three brothers, Horace Jordan and his wife Marjorie of Conway, Billy Jordan and his wife Wanda and Jerry Jordan and his wife Sandra, all of Loris; and three sisters, Hilda Edge and her husband Joe and Maxine Tyler and her husband Mitchell, all of Conway, and Betty Edge and her husband Charles of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at Cane Branch Baptist Church with Pastor Jon Johnson and the Rev. Tyler Caines officiating. Committal services followed at Cane Branch Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Cane Branch Baptist Church, 760 Cane Branch Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

James Hoyt Richardson
James Hoyt Richardson, 87, of Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2017, at home with his family and loving wife of 63 years, Hazel, by his side.
Born on Dec. 7, 1929, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Elizabeth Roberts Richardson and Willie Oliver Richardson.
Hoyt was a graduate of Myrtle Beach High School. He owned and operated Hoyt’s Gulf Station for many years and Midas Auto Service for over 50 years. An avid fisherman, he knew the Garden City and Murrells Inlet creeks like the back of his hand. He passed this knowledge down to his daughter, Brenda, and granddaughters.
Most of all, Hoyt was a loving husband, dedicated father and top-notch grandfather and great-grandfather. His spirit lives within us.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel S. Richardson; two daughters, Brenda R. Smith (Joel) and Mona R. Darrah (Tim); four grandchildren, Blair Brown, Katie Michalski (Troy), Samantha Bain (Luke) and Alexandra Darrah; three great-grandchildren, Benjamin Brown, Keira Michalski and Maddox Michalski; two special nieces, Lafaye Sampson and Patricia Johnson; and several other nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, at First United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach with the Rev. William H. Phillips and the Rev. Tom Brittain officiating. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 901 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 or the charity of your choice.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Louis E. Seger
Louis E. Seger, 68, of Longs passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.
Born on Sept. 29, 1948, in Cold Spring, N.Y., he was the son of the late Raymond Seger and Grace Spock.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Wayne Seger and Barry Lent; and one cherished daughter, Christine M. Bryk.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Mary Ann; one sister, Debe Winkler of Raleigh, N.C.; one brother, Ray Seger of Little River; and numerous nieces and nephews.
At Mr. Seger’s request there will be no visitation or service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Hannah Floyd Skipper
Hannah Floyd Skipper, 87, of Loris passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at home.
Born on April 30, 1929, in Green Sea, she was the daughter of the late Ed Floyd and the late Auddie Strickland Floyd.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Isaac Thomas Skipper; two sons, Carlyle Skipper and Billy Skipper; two grandchildren, Sandra Kepley and Richard Thomas Skipper; two brothers; and two sisters.
Mrs. Skipper worked in the furniture business until her retirement and was a member of Cherry Hill Baptist Church in Loris. She will be most remembered for the tremendous love and devotion she had for her family.
Survivors include four daughters, Ann Phillips of High Point, N.C., Molly Long and her husband Wendell of Loris, Jenise Kepley and her husband Scotty of Asheboro, N.C., and Sherrie Norris and her husband Daniel of Loris; one son, Buddy Skipper and his wife Rose of Asheboro; one brother, Mack Floyd and his wife Sarah of Thomasville, N.C.; two daughters-in-law, Geraldine Skipper of Trinity, N.C., and Debbie Skipper of Thomasville, N.C.; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at Cherry Hill Baptist Church with committal services following at Twin City Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Loris. Pastor Brandon Jones and the Rev. Larry Johnson officiated at the services. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, at Cherry Hill Baptist Church.
The family requests that memorials be made to Cherry Hill Baptist Church, 2020 Daisy Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Ronald Wallace Stevens Sr.
Ronald Wallace Stevens Sr., 74, of Little River died on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at home with his family by his side.
Born on Oct. 15, 1942, in High Point, N.C., he was the son of the late L.W. and Lottie Outlaw Stevens.
Mr. Stevens graduated from Ragsdale High School, Mitchell College and Harvard University. He and his brothers were the owners and operators of a successful business, High Point Chemical.
Survivors include four sons, Ronnie, Alex, Tony and Joe; two brothers, Frank and Kenny; one sister, Kathy Bradley; his soul mate, Dorothy (Dolly) McKay; six grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Jess, Asa, Hannah, Olivia and Ella Rose; and his four-legged companion, Fluffy.
Services were private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Home at High Point, 1803 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 30, 2017 EDITION

Nell Walton Bessent
Nell Walton Bessent, 97, of Little River and Charleston passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Hospice of Charleston in Charleston.
Born on Nov. 26, 1919, on the family farm in Brunswick County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Amos James Walton Sr. and Carrie Bennett Walton.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Vivian Bessent Sr; one son, James Robbins Bessent; and three brothers and one sister, Rupert Walton who died in the Pacific in World War II, Amos J. Walton Jr. and his wife Louise of Ash, N.C.; Ray H. Walton of Greensboro, N.C., formerly of Southport, N.C., and his wife Mae; and Pearl Walton Hickman and her husband Leob of Hickman’s Crossroads, N.C.
Nell was a faithful member of Little River United Methodist Church in Little River for many decades. She was active in all church and community functions in Little River until she moved to Charleston, where she spent her last few years at The Palmettos of Charleston, an assisted living facility, and we thank the wonderful folks there who took care of her so well.
Surviving are one son, Thomas V. Bessent Jr. and daughter-in-law Robin of Folly Beach; one daughter-in-law, Sandra Bessent of James Island; one brother and sister-in-law, Neil Waburn Walton and Betty of Ash, N.C.; one granddaughter, Laine Bessent Holmes and her husband John of Mt Pleasant; three grandsons, James Walton Bessent and his wife Denise of James Island, Thomas Lucas Bessent of Denver, Col., and Benjamin Walton Bessent of James Island; and three great-grandchildren, Josie Bessent and Jamison Bessent and Annie Holmes.
A funeral service will be held at Little River United Methodist Church in Little River on Saturday, April 1, at 11:30 a.m. followed by a gathering at a family home.

Judith L. Brewer
Judith L. Brewer, 67, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, March 24, 2017, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Dec. 24, 1949, in Salisbury, N.C., she was the daughter of M.G. and Millie Goode Lankford.
Mrs. Brewer retired in 2009 after 35 dedicated years with Ingersoll-Rand Corporation.  She loved her children and grandchildren, the beach and riding motorcycles.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Garry Brewer; one daughter, Chinera Whitley Edwards (Randy); two step-children, Garry Scott Brewer and Heather B. Scott; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel followed by burial at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River. The family received friends for one hour prior to the funeral service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Cecelia Patsy Lewis Campbell
Cecelia Patsy Lewis Campbell, 87, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
Born on Jan. 16, 1930, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Corrine Lewis.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Bobby Lewis; and one sister, Marie Johnson.
After graduating from Aynor High School in 1946, Cecelia began her career as a high school teacher in her home town for two years, later pursuing bookkeeping for Goodson Construction of Aynor. She and her husband Horace ran the Inlet Fishing Pier from 1955 to 1965. She went on to earn a certificate in Cosmetology in 1964 and opened Surf Beauty Spot in Cherry Grove in 1966 which she operated until becoming ill in 2012. She also earned her Certificate of Instruction in Cosmetology from the University of South Carolina in 1987.
Cecelia’s talents were many. She enjoyed decorating and making floral arrangements that won numerous ribbons at the Driftwood Garden Club, where she was a charter member. Cecelia served as president of The MLC Shrine Auxiliary in 1970 and was BPW Career Woman of the year in 1972. In 2004 she became a benefactor of the North Myrtle Beach Rescue Squad. Cecelia was a charter member of Chapel by the Sea Church where she regularly attended until joining Lakeside Baptist Church in 1990. Nothing could compare to the love she shared with her family, friends and husband, Horace Campbell, her primary caregiver.
She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 67 years, Horace; two children, Ruth Anne Ellis (Scott) and Tommy Campbell, both of North Myrtle Beach; three grandchildren, Ty Bellamy (Harmony), Jackson Campbell and Brooklyn Campbell; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Bellamy and Lyla Bellamy; two sisters,  Margie Beachler and Nell Cartrette; and many loving nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 2411 North Oak St., Suite 108, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572 or Lakeside Baptist Church, 11th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Condolences may be left in the online guest book at www.johnsonfuneralhhome ofaynor.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the wonderful care and help given by Heartland Hospice and the exceptional care providers, Tamara Chucci, Latisha Swinten Jacobs, Cassie Yates, Cheryl Robinson, Cathy Stanson, the Rev. George E. Vastine, Nancy Wilkinson and Vicki Elfin, for their support and kindness in her final days.
Visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at Lakeside Baptist Church. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. with Pastor Michael Craig of Lakeside Baptist Church and George Vastine of Little River Community Church officiating. Private burial followed at the Aynor Cemetery in Aynor.
Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor served the family.

Lois Boyd Jones
Lois Boyd Jones, 96, of Loris passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Loris Rehab & Nursing Center in Loris.
Born on Dec. 12, 1920, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Thurman Wilson Boyd and the late Alice Stanley Boyd.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, George Wendell Jones Jr.
Mrs. Jones worked as an FBI fingerprint analyst for many years and she enjoyed painting, especially landscapes and still life. She was a loving homemaker and a longtime member of Loris First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. G. Tripp Jones and his wife Anne of Columbia and B. Truett Jones and his wife Crysta of Holden Beach, N.C.; four grandchildren, Stan Jones and his wife Holly of Panama City, Fla., Ryan Jones and his wife Sarah of Cumming, Ga., Annette Rourke and her husband Bucky of Dillon and Will Collins and his wife Tanesha of Florence; and 10 great-grandchildren, Hannah Jones and Tide Jones of Panama City, Caitlyn Jones and Lucas Jones of Cumming, Brandon Collins, Blake Collins and Ciera Johnson, all of Florence, and Ellison Rourke, John Rourke and Priscilla Rourke, all of Dillon.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dr. Louis Venable officiating. Committal services were private. Visitation was held  for one hour prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

William Bruce Lawson
William Bruce Lawson, 68, of North Myrtle Beach passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 20, 2017.
Born on March 10, 1949, in Bedford, Va., he was the son of the late Perry and Nellie Lawson.
Mr. Lawson graduated from Asheboro High School in 1967 and East Carolina University in 1971. He then began a successful career in banking from which he retired in 2004. During that time he was a devoted Rotarian who helped to charter Rotary chapters in Greensboro, N.C., and Cary, N.C. In addition, he was a recipient of the distinguished Paul Harris Fellow. In 2000, he was honored as Apex Citizen of the Year for his leadership as a founding member of the Apex Festival Commission. Following retirement and a move to North Myrtle Beach, he was involved in various volunteer activities including Seacoast Medical Center; Myrtle Beach Harley Owners Group (HOG), serving as treasurer for the past two years, and was involved with multiple activities in his church, Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, to include a driver for Hope’s Kitchen, a member of the drama team and an usher for Sunday service.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Connie; one daughter, Jennifer, of Wilmington, N.C.; one sister, Sue Lawson-Campbell of Darlington; and two furry grand-dogs, Henry and Tucker.
The family received friends in two locations, North Myrtle Beach and Asheboro, N.C. A service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church and the family received friends following the service. A visitation was then held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro.  Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery at 3 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Braxton E. ‘Speedy’ Lewis Jr.
Braxton E. “Speedy” Lewis Jr., 80, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at home with his family by his side.
Born on Jan. 2, 1937, in Charleston, W.V., he was the son of the late Braxton E. and Ruth Francisco Lewis Sr.
Mr. Lewis was known affectionately as “Speedy” by friends and family.
Growing up in Dillon, he graduated from the Dillon public school system and went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University.
Moving to North Myrtle Beach in the early 70s, he was the owner and broker in charge of Lewis Company, a real estate firm he operated for 25 years with his wife and daughter.
He loved his family and friends, Clemson football, the ocean, fishing and of course dancing the shag to his favorite rhythm and blues tunes. “Speedy” was a member of Grand Strand Masonic Lodge, AFM. He was a past president and board of directors member of the O.D. Shag Club. In 1989, he was instrumental in securing unity among the local beach clubs, shag clubs and the S.O.S. “Society of Stranders” organizations. Essentially assisting in the work needed to perpetuate the fellowship, dance and music he loved so much.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Edith McCormick Lewis; one son, Braxton E. Lewis III; one daughter, Edith Ann Phillips and her husband Timmy; one brother, Neil Lewis; six grandchildren, Lisa, Karen, Parker, Jillian, Braxton IV and Jackson; and four great-grandchildren, Scarlett, William, Caroline and Wyatt.
The family would like to express a special heartfelt thanks to Mr. Bob Edge, who in the last years and days was a devoted and loving friend.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel followed by entombment at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hall of Fame Foundation, P.O. Box 4070, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597 or Caris Healthcare, 174 Waccamaw Medical Court, Conway, S.C. 29526.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

William Nelson ‘Bill’ Morris
William Nelson “Bill” Morris, 81, of Little River and Durham, N.C., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at McLeod Hospital in Florence.
Born on Feb. 22, 1936, in Chatham County, N.C., he was the son of the late Kathleen Jenkins and Walter Morris.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 33 years, Patsy; one sister, Charmeyne “Tootsie” Morris Phillips; and one brother, Walter “Toby” Wiley Morris.
Bill was a graduate of Durham High School and was an ardent and dedicated North Carolina fan. Over his career he worked at Wright Machinery and completed his career at Brame Specialty, retiring in 1996. Bill was a member of the Living Legends of North Myrtle Beach. He loved his beach music, shag dancing and his home on the waterway. He was better known as “Hams” or “Hambone”.
He is survived by his beloved soulmate of 23 years, Peggy Vollmar; two daughters, Tracy Morris of Apex, N.C., and Kelly Partlow and her husband Michael of Venice Beach, Calif.; his best friend, Charles Bernard “Red” Whitfield of Durham; Peggy’s daughters, Cristy McGranahan of Durham and Wendy Corry of Atlanta, Ga.; and four grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on Friday, March 24, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Officiating was the Rev. Thomas Robinson. Burial followed in Maplewood Cemetery.
The family received visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Fat Harold’s Beach Club, c/o Living Legends, 212 Main St., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or to the Hall of Fame Foundation, P.O. Box 4070, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
Hall-Wynne Funeral Service of Durham served the family.

Bobbye H. Paxton
Bobbye H. Paxton, 88, of Little River died on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Sept. 28, 1928, in Florence, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Sadie C. Lyons Hodges Jr.
She was predeceased by two husbands, William Aubrey Dixon and Harry Paxton; one daughter, Harriet Ann Shaw; and one sister, Janie Sue Priest.
Mrs. Paxton is survived by three daughters, Mary Dixon Dugan, Fran Dixon Altman and Louise Dixon Euchler; seven grandchildren, Katherine, Emily, Erik, Evan, Hope, Chase and Jake; two great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Bradley; one four-legged friend, “Kitty Kat”; and three grand-fur-babies, “Pickles”, “Mattie” and “Cheto”.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
The family received friends following the service. Burial will be in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery in Whiteville, N.C., at a later date.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Roland Francis Pettis
Roland Francis Pettis, 75, of Loris passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at home.
Born on Dec. 25, 1941, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin Pettis and the late Blanche Hays Pettis.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter, Mary Pettis; two brothers, James Pettis and Thomas Pettis; and four sisters, Mary Jenkins, Grace Campbell, Dorothy Dao and Arlene Jablonski.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda A. Pettis of Loris; two sons, Roland Francis Pettis Jr. and Everette Pettis; two daughters, Noreen Pettis and Amanda Renee Babbett; one step-son, James Glenn Fraser; one step-daughter, Sandra Sue Lash; one brother, Lewis Pettis; two sisters, Helen DeLorenzo and Shirley Gasque; and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family.
Per Mr. Pettis’ request, no services are planned.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Roswell Marshall Wolfe
Roswell Marshall Wolfe, 83, of Longs died peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Aug. 7, 1933, in Catskill, N.Y., he was the son  of the late Gordon and Mae Whitbeck Wolfe.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter, Jill Ellis; and one brother.
Mr. Wolfe was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a major in the New York State Police Department. He was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach and an avid golfer, playing daily.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Burns Wolfe; two sons, John Wolfe (Melodee) and James Wolfe; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 3, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.   The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the 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 is serving the family.

Wayne Charles Wren
Wayne Charles Wren, 67, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 28, 1949, in Newark, N.J., he was the son of James and Beverly Schaeffer Wren.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nora Shauger Wren; one daughter, Lindsey Wren; two brothers, Kevin Wren and Rian Wren; one sister, Jamie Sefick; and one grandpup, “Ralph L. Wren”.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends before and following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation, P.O. Box 286, Irmo, S.C. 29063.
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 MARCH 23, 2017 EDITION

Janice Clark Allman
Janice Clark Allman, 74, of Rock Hill passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, at home.
Born on March 15, 1942, in York County, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow H. and Lucille Funderburke Clark.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, June Lewis.
Mrs. Allman was a dedicated member of West End Baptist Church in Rock Hill and loved her church family and friends. She enjoyed attending gospel singings and camping.
She is survived by her husband, John V. Allman of the home; two sons, Tim Allman (Kathy) of Cherry Grove and Darrell Allman (Sherrie) of Little River; one daughter, Vickie Gibson (Dean) of Indian Land; one brother, Donald Clark (Jackie) of Newton, N.C.; one sister, Faye Allman (Mack) of Rock Hill; six grandchildren, Nikki Allman, Crystal Allman, Robert Gebhardt, Steven Gebhardt, Erica Hardin and Taylor Allman; and eight great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life was held on her birthday at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at West End Baptist Church in Rock Hill with the Rev. Barry Yates and the Rev. Jay Rebsamen officiating. Interment followed in Grandview Memorial Park in Rock Hill. Visitation was held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel in Rock Hill.
Memorials may be made to Providence Care Hospice, 1736 Old York Road, York, S.C. 29745 or West End Baptist Church, 1727 McConnells Hwy., Rock Hill, S.C. 29732.
Condolences may be made to the Allman family at www.greenefuneralhome.net.
Greene Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel, of Rock Hill served the family.

Ronald Richard Belli
Ronald Richard Belli, 78, of Little River and formerly of North Wales, Pa., passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 4, 2017, surrounded by his loving brothers.
He was the beloved husband of the late Alberta Scott Belli. They were married in Lambertville, N.J., on Nov. 22, 1958, and celebrated 53 wonderful years together before her passing in 2011.
Born in 1939 in Willow Grove, Pa., he was the eldest son of Richard S. Belli and Regina H. Torr Belli.
Mr. Belli graduated from Upper Moreland High School with the class of 1957. He went on to work at Standard Press Steel and eventually Leeds and Northrup. Being a very talented wood craftsman and artist, he formed his own business, Original Creations.
Mr. Belli was an avid fisherman, enjoyed boating and fishing the Intracoastal Waterway of the Atlantic with his loving wife by his side. He was a devoted husband to Berta, his high school sweetheart and the love of his life. He loved his family beyond measure and the loss of his wife and his eldest son, David, left him broken beyond repair. He was always a caring devoted father to both his sons.
In addition to his late wife and son, he leaves behind his son, Stephen (Lisa), Bonnie Belli, wife of the late David Belli, four grandsons, Michael, Matthew, Christopher, Connor and his three brothers, Lawrence (Karen) of Doylestown, Richard (Donna) of Rockledge, Fla., and Bryant of Barefoot Bay, Fla., and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Interment will be at a date to be determined at Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Prospectville, Pa., Horsham Township, alongside his wife and son.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to any of the following: Leukemia Research Foundation, 191 Waukegan Road, Suite 105, Northfield, IL 60093; Alzheimers Foundation,   322 Eighth Ave. 7th Fl. New York, N.Y. 10001; Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation,   277 Martine Ave., Suite 226, White Plains, N.Y. 10601; or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals local chapters.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Wilma Gerald Booth
Wilma Gerald Booth, 84, of Conway passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at home surrounded by her family.
Born on Dec. 24, 1932, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Lucian C. Gerald and Blantie A. Moore Gerald.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one daughter, Debbie Booth; and six brothers; Cleeland Gerald, Barsie Gerald, Elton Gerald, Howard Gerald, John O. Gerald and L.C. Gerald Jr.
Mrs. Booth was a 1951 graduate of Loris High School. She later retired from CHF Industries with 27 years of service. Mrs. Booth was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church where she sang in the church choir and taught Sunday school for more than 50 years.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Wallace M. Booth; two daughters, Phyllis Booth (Larry) of Aynor and Joan Booth of Conway; two brothers, Larry Gerald (Loretta) of Loris and Eldred Gerald (Susan) of Little River; three sisters, Chellie Todd of Loris, Christine Page of Loris and Elnita Chestnut of Longs; five grandsons, Jerry Brian Hooks (Debbie) of Florida, Craig Booth (Dana) of Aynor, Trevor Carroll (Adrienne) of North Carolina, Drake Carroll (Ashley) of Conway and Collin Fleenor (Ashley) of Conway; and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, at Good Hope Baptist Church in Conway with the Rev. John Sullivan officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Conway.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 13, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, 6101 Privetts Road, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Elizabeth Burns
Elizabeth Burns, 96, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at home.
Mrs. Burns was born on March 26, 1920.
Among the many things that are good in life the most memorable come from family. In every family there is a constant. Our family was blessed with a constant light of faith, a constant generous wisdom, a constant purposeful discipline and a constant example of enduring love. We knew her as Betty, Mom and Mommom. She was a wife since 1941, a mother since 1947, a grandmother since 1973, a great-grandmother since 2005 and baptized follower of Christ since 1999. For a quarter of a century, she was a beacon that helped guide a family through the challenges and rewards of life with the right measure of grace and persistence. She is the perennial example of a good life now seen among the three generations she helped to raise.
She is survived by her loving husband of 76 years, George Burns of North Myrtle Beach.
A private service was held.
Memorials may be made in memory of Elizabeth to the “Friends in Christ” Sunday school class at the First Baptist Church, 200 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Ralph Jennings Cooke
Ralph Jennings Cooke, 85, of Loris passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on March 26, 1931, in Conway, he was the son of the late Cord Cooke and the late Emaline Hyman Cooke.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Parker and Annette Jackson.
Mr. Cooke served his country with courage and honor in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. In 1955 he started working in the automotive industry and continued until his retirement as owner of Northgate Auto Sales. He was a longtime member of Loris First United Methodist Church and will be most remembered for the tremendous love and support he showed his family.
Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Williamson Cooke of the home; two sons, Richard Cooke and his wife Laura of Conway and Joe Cooke and his wife Christy of Calabash, N.C.; one daughter, Penny Cooke Stewart and her husband Robert of San Francisco, Calif.; six grandchildren, Gene, Randa, Raven, Layne, Riley and Kaylee; one great-grandchild, Sanai; one sister, Nell Quarrels of Florence; one sister-in-law, Jo Williamson Bell of Myrtle Beach; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, at Loris First United Methodist Church with Pastor Grady Corder officiating. Committal services followed at Grainger cemetery in the Red Bluff community. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 20, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Loris First United Methodist Church, 3507 Broad St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Linda Sue Lewis Fryer
Linda Sue Lewis Fryer, 65, of Loris passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Born on Aug. 15, 1951, in Mullins, she was the daughter of the late Ashley Ike and Ernestine Carroll Lewis.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edward Leroy Fryer Jr.; one great-grandson, Noah Wayne Jackson; and one brother, Dan Lewis.
Survivors include four sons, Eddie Fryer, Rusty Fryer (Jackie), Gorum Fryer and Patrick Fryer, all of Loris; one daughter, Chrissa Gainey (Johnny) of Aynor; 10 grandchildren, Russel Alan Fryer, Victoria Michelle Fryer, Aaron Patrick Fryer, Clarissa Ernesteen Gainey, Buddy Lee Gainey (Brianna Bass), Hunter Lee Gainey, John Gainey III, Crystal Marie Gainey, Colby Von Prince and Kirsten Kay Prince; three great-grandchildren, John Gainey IV, Larry Wayne Jackson III and Caylee Marie Jackson; and one friend she considered as a son, Anthony McCullough.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with Dr. Billy Carroll and the Rev. Keith Britt officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
Memorials may be made to Aynor Pentecostal Holiness Church, 830 9th Ave., Aynor, S.C. 29511.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Leo Gerald Hyatt
Leo Gerald Hyatt, 40, of Longs passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born on June 28, 1976, in Conway, he was the son of Wannie Prince Hyatt Wilson and the late Gerald Turner Hyatt.
Mr. Hyatt attended Believers Bible Chapel and was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was passionate about Clemson football and recently the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers baseball team.
In addition to his mother survivors include one daughter, Andrea Grace Hyatt of North Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Sherryl Hyatt Cox and her husband Keith of Latta and Lora Hyatt Tyler and her husband Kendall of Loris; and his step-father, Clyde Wilson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Roger Hoffman, Pastor Ken Gladen and Pastor Danny Lee officiating. Committal services were private. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Believers Bible Chapel, 12151 Hwy. 905 N., Longs, S.C. 29568.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

William T. Jones
William T. Jones, 78, of Longs passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017, after complications from an illness.
Born on Jan. 20, 1939, in Yonkers, N.Y., he was the son of the late Charles Jones and Wilma (Kristoff) Jones.
Mr. Jones settled in Preston Hollow as a young boy and attended Middleburgh School. He and his siblings worked for his father in the building trade. He served two years in the United States Army. He married Joyce L. McCabe Jones and they had two sons, Scott W. Jones and Todd W. Jones.
Mr. Jones spent some time working for GNH Lumber in Norton Hill, N.Y. He then started his own contracting business in 1965, William T. Jones Inc. Building Contractor, which ran for over 50 years. Some of his proud achievements were the Oak Hill-Durham Volunteer Fire Company building built in 1976, of which he was a member. He was instrumental in building the original water slide at Zoom Flume waterpark in East Durham, N.Y., along with many custom homes and additions in the area until he retired.
Over the period of his life he enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, camping and golfing. He was a member for over 25 years at Pleasant View Golf Course (now Thunderhart). He had many memories of his golf outings and friends.
He is survived by his ex-wife, Joyce L. Jones, his sons, Scott W. Jones and his wife Lin along with Todd W. Jones and his wife Christi-Jo and his granddaughter, Madison Jones, who he adored. He leaves behind his sister, Dorothy Trott of Deltona, Fla., Charles Jones of Albany, N.Y., his twin brother, George Jones and his wife Suzanne of Greenville, N.Y., Steven Jones and his wife Donna of Norton Hill, N.Y., Edward Jones and his wife Helen of Deland, Fla., Phillip Jones and his wife Maryanne of Altamont, N.Y., Michael Jones of Florida, several nieces and nephews, along with many friends and his beloved dog Blondie.
He was privately cremated and as were his wishes there will be no services taking place.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Lewis ‘Del’ Vereen
Lewis “Del” Vereen, 82, of Little River passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, March 7, 2017, after a long illness.
Del was born at home on Oct. 26, 1934, less than a mile away from the plot of land where he would later build his home and raise his family. His roots ran deep into the soil. He farmed the same land his whole life; from the soybean and tobacco fields in his youth to the neat rows of evergreen trees he raised as a man. His grandchildren still remember the sweet, sappy smell of the evergreen field many years later. Nothing smelled more like Christmas than the gloves he wore while he pruned and felled those trees.
In 1952, Del found a job with Ocean Drive Gas Company. It was his first job and only job, and he would hold it for over 50 years. The story goes that, days after coming home from two years of service in the Army, Del found his gas company boss waiting for him at his doorstep, asking him to come back to work. It wasn’t just that Del took to hard work naturally, he was also someone on whom you could completely and unconditionally depend. If you knew him, you knew this.
And many did know him, because his roots ran deep in the community as well. Del was an active member of the Grand Strand Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He served as Grand Master in 1966, and perennially thereafter as the Lodge’s secretary. In his living room, directly across from his favorite chair, a plaque on the wall reads, “We proudly present to Worshipful Brother Del Vereen this plaque with our deepest appreciation for his dedicated years of service.” It was presented on Dec. 14, 2009, and has not moved since that day.
To know Del was to love him. He was a proud husband of 42 years, a farmer, a musician, a bassvoiced singer of gospel songs, a mechanic, a hard worker, a chauffeur for a parade of grandchildren, but most of all a true and full-hearted southern man, whose type may never know any equal. It is in this spirit that he is loved, remembered and survived by his wife, Lyda; his children, Jeff, Ben, Rhett, Sheila, Faye and Louise; his grandchildren, Brianna, Adam, Ashley, Michelle, Matt, Bryan, Rebecca, Ian, Cassie and Brittney; and his great-grandchildren, Bear, Michael, Olivia and Sarah.
A service will be held at the Grand Strand Masonic Lodge at 919 Sixth Ave. S. in North Myrtle Beach at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 1.

OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 16, 2017 EDITION

James E. ‘Buck’ Anderson
James E. “Buck” Anderson, 86, of Conway passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on Aug. 12, 1930, in Conway, he was the son of the late Dave and Ossie Ola Edge Anderson.
Mr. Anderson was a longtime member of Jamestown Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and usher for many years. He was a member of Conway Masonic Lodge, # 65 A.F.M. and was an avid fisherman and enjoyed watching sports. He loved going to the senior citizens center in Conway every day.
Mr. Anderson served in the Army National Guard for 13 years.
He was predeceased by one brother, J.D. Anderson; and one sister-in-law, Billie G. Richardson.
Mr. Anderson was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and a devout Christian.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Verma G. Anderson of Conway; three sons, Daryl Anderson (Sheila), Kevin Anderson and Russell Anderson (Mary) all of Conway; one grandson, Graham Anderson of Conway; one sister, Shirley Altman (Phil) of Conway; three brothers-in-law, Carl Graham (Betty) of Myrtle Beach, Jimmy R. Graham (Barbara) and Danny Graham (Charley) all of Conway; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Girling (Geoffrey) of North Myrtle Beach and Marcia Furches (Tim) of Pensacola, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 10, at Jamestown Baptist Church with the Rev. Jamey Collins and the Rev. Robbin King officiating. Entombment followed in Hillcrest Mausoleum in Conway.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Jamestown Baptist Church, 2501 9th Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Colene Graham Barnhill
Colene Graham Barnhill, 88, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017, at Angel House Hospice Care Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on Sept. 12, 1928, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Leona Lupo Graham.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lester Barnhill; two sons, Dennis Barnhill and Ronald Barnhill; and one daughter-in-law, Dianne Barnhill.
Mrs. Barnhill owned and operated her beauty shop for over 60 years. She had love and compassion for all people and enjoyed reading as well as many other hobbies. She was a longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Tabor City.
Survivors include two grandsons,  Brantley Barnhill and his wife Belinda and Christopher Barnhill and his wife Rhonda, all of Tabor City; four great-grandchildren, Brittney Barnhill Suggs, Todd Barnhill, Taylor Barnhill and Katlyn B. Andres; one great-great-grandchild, Kegan Suggs; three sisters, Minette Lovett of Green Sea, Jo Dowdey of Columbia and Peggy Miller of Tabor City; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City. The family received friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Angel House Hospice Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail Road, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Wilbur Wendell Cox
Wilbur Wendell Cox, 78, of Loris passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Oct. 25, 1938, in Loris, he was the son of the late O.V. Cox Sr. and the late Inez Mincey Cox.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Tony Lyn Cox; and four brothers, O.V. Cox Jr., Ed Cox, Bill Cox and Franklin Cox.
After graduating from Loris High School, Mr. Cox joined the United States Air Force. He served his country faithfully with dignity, courage and honor during the Vietnam War. After 21 years of dedicated service he retired from the military and returned home where he owned and operated Cox’s Party Pak and ABC Store.
Mr. Cox was an avid bass fisherman and active member of the Swamp Fox Bass Masters Fishing Club. He was a longtime member of Glendale Baptist Church in Loris but will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Lois Floyd Cox of the home; one son, Greg Cox and his wife Melinda of Loris; two grandchildren, Hannah Cox and Toni Cox; two brothers, Doug Cox and his wife Diane and Terry Cox, both of Loris; three sisters, Carolyn Royals and her husband W.A. of Conway, Shelby Plemmons and her husband William of Spartanburg and Diane Bennett and her husband Ralph of Roebuck; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at Glendale Baptist Church with Pastor Fred Holmes officiating. Committal services with military honors followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Loris. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Glendale Baptist Church, 950 Hwy. 747, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Alfred J. DeClemente
Alfred J. DeClemente, 83, of Longs died on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on May 6, 1933, in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Alfred J. and Frances Sialiano DeClemente Sr.
Mr. DeClemente was a U.S. Navy veteran and a faithful member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include four children, Donna DeClemente (Kevin), Eileen Schweda (Chris), Frances Gambelli (Phil), John DeClemente (Heather); one sister, Natalie Skolinsky; five grandchildren, Kelsey, Alexandra, Philip III, Haley, Joseph; and his dear friend, Patricia Dilworth.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m. A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 13, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Chruch.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

John William Elliott
John W. Elliott, 89, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at SECU Hospice Care in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Oct. 17, 1927, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late Marie O’Toole Elliott and John Elliott.
He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Mary Patricia (Lacey) Elliott.
Mr. Elliott was a graduate of Northeast High School in Philadelphia as well as LaSalle College with a bachelor of science degree and a major in accounting. He served in the U.S. Army in active duty and served in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 1948 to 1952.
Mr. Elliott began his career working in the insurance business. He was employed with the Home Indemnity Co. of New York handling liability and bond claims from 1951 to 1958. He was employed with Ohio Casualty Insurance Company and served in various capacities starting in 1958 with settling all lines of insurance claims until he retired in 1988 where he was handling all fidelity and surety claims in a management position.
After Mr. Elliott retired in 1988, he was self-employed as a fidelity and surety specialist handling the investigation of specialized claims for several large insurance carriers, continuing his professional career an additional 12 years.
Mr. Elliott contributed to a number of areas, both for the town of Calabash, N.C., and the town of Carolina Shores.  He was an active member of the Carolina Shores P.O.A. serving on the board as vice president and president in 1993 and 1994. He was a member of the Brunswick County Emergency Management Agency for the town of Calabash and served as a commissioner for the town of Calabash. He was the first elected mayor in 1998 for the town of Carolina Shores where he served for the first five years. During his term as mayor he assembled a great town staff, completed construction of the town hall, a storm-water management system and set up a solid financial situation for the town’s growth.
He was a volunteer at Brunswick Hospital for a number of years. As a survivor himself, he was an avid participant in a number of American Cancer Society fundraisers.
He is survived by three children, Patricia (Keith) Hamilton of West Chester, Ohio, John M. Elliott of Carolina Shores and Michael (Debra) Elliott of Greenwood, Ind.; four grandchildren, Jessica (Chris) Sauder, Heather L Hamilton, Tyler Elliott and Sara (Sam) Kinder; eight great-grandchildren; and his dear friend and companion, Winfred Rubio.
A visitation was held on Sunday, March 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel in Shallotte, N.C. A mass of christian burial was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church in Shallotte.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to SECU Hospice House Brunswick, 955 Mercy Ln SE, Bolivia, N.C. 28422.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte served the family.

Ronald E. ‘Ron’ Greene
Ronald E. “Ron” Greene, 74, of Little River died on Monday, March 13, 2017, at home.
Born on Dec. 26, 1942, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late George L. and Christine L. Gettis Greene.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter, Sandy Sherrill.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Patricia Worley Greene; one son, Ron Greene Jr.; two daughters, Mamie Harrell and Kelly McDaniels; one brother, P.L. Greene; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow in North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1208, Little River, S.C. 29566.
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Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Jimmy Lee King
Jimmy Lee King, 71, of Loris passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Jan. 27, 1946, in Conway, he was the son of the late Leon King and the late Lula Godwin King.
Mr. King served his country with dignity, courage and honor in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He went on to work and retire from the city of North Myrtle Beach as a heavy equipment operator. He was a devout Christian and a longtime active member of Faith Holiness Church in Whiteville, N.C.
Survivors include one daughter, Robin Daubner of Ohio; three sisters-in-law, Brenda J. King of Loris, Foris Jean King and Mary Frances King, both of Conway; and many loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, John B. King, Levon King and Charlie King; and his two sisters, Doris Cox and Edna Earl Faircloth.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Michael Brown officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Loris. The family received friends for two hours prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Mr. King had two special requests: that memorials be made to Faith Holiness Church, Foreign Mission Fund, 608 Alton Singletary Road, Whiteville, N.C. 28472 and that no one attending his visitation or funeral service wear a tie.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Terry Wayne Lee
Terry Wayne Lee, 50, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at home.
Born on June 3, 1966, in Horry County, he was the son of Zonnie Blanton Lee and the late Linwood Lee.
In addition to his father he was predeceased by one brother, Jerry Lee.
Mr. Lee was a partner with L.L. Lee House Movers of Little River.
He was an avid auto racing fan and served as a tech official at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. He was also an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Sheila Evans Lee of the home; three children, Derek, Dustin and Heather; two brothers, Ronnie Lee and Glenn Lee of Little River; and one sister, Glenda Potter of Little River.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 10, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Supply, N.C., with the Rev. Kenny Locklear officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Travis Lee, Brandon Lee, Lance Lee, Chad Montgomery, Chase Montgomery and Will Hardwick.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, at Oak Grove Baptist Church.
You may offer online condolences at www.shallottefunerals.com.
White Funeral and Cremation Service of Shallotte, N.C., served the family.

Barbara Kay Shaw Morris
Barbara Kay Shaw Morris, 57, of Loris passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017, at home following an illness.
Born on March 1, 1960, in Portsmouth, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Russell Eugene Shaw and the late Emma Mae Howard Shaw.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Dorothy Pendleton.
Survivors include her husband, Albert “Al” H. Morris of the home; one son, James VanHorn and his wife Kay of Little River; one daughter, Babette Albertson of Little River; three grandchildren, Annabelle, Isaac and Dakota; and one sister, Carolyn Hiles of Portsmouth.
No services are planned at this time.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Lloyd Russell Tyler
Lloyd Russell Tyler, 85, of Conway passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at his home.
Born on Dec. 1, 1931, in Loris, he was the son of the late Giles Ivy Tyler and the late Ruth Priscilla DeBois Tyler.
He was predeceased by his wife, Albertain Chestnut Tyler; one brother, William “Bud” Wayne Tyler; and one sister, Brookie Patrick.
Mr. Tyler served his country with courage and honor during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army. After serving in the military he worked as a mechanic until his retirement. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his special nieces and nephews, Debbie Bargiol and her husband Jason Bargiol Sr., Randy Chestnut Sr. and his wife Billie and Kathy Mishoe and her husband Wendell; his special great-nieces and great-nephews, Jennie Cassidy Adair and her husband Travis, Samantha Cassidy and her fiance’ Adam Smith, Kayla Chestnut Strickland and her husband Tommy, Randy Chestnut Jr., Jason Bargoil Jr. and Russell Mishoe and his wife Heather; and one sister, Merle Williams of Longs.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. David Watts and the Rev. Roger Chestnut officiating. Committal services followed at Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 13, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Court, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 9, 2017 EDITION

Shirley Anne Metts Ayers
Shirley Anne Metts Ayers, 85, of Loris passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017.
Born on Dec. 31, 1931, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Harry Omerle and Myrtle Foster Metts.
She was predeceased by one son, James D. “Jimmy” Ayers III.
Mrs. Ayers was a homemaker and a member of Living Water Baptist Church in Longs.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, James D. Ayers Jr. of Loris; three children, Donna Kay Walker of Beaumont, Texas, Tammie Ayers Trevathan of Loris and Thomas Ayers and his husband John Murphy of Philadelphia, Pa.; and one grandson, Robert James Trevathan of Loris.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, at Living Water Baptist Church with the Rev. Lebron Crisp and the Rev. John Goudelock officiating.
Memorials may be made to Living Water Baptist Church, 1569 Hwy. 9 E., Longs, S.C. 29568 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 955 Mercy Lane S. E., Bolivia, N.C. 28422.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Danny Ray Fowler
Danny Ray Fowler, 60, of Loris died on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on March 3, 1956, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Allard Dennis and Ruby Ward Fowler.
He is survived by his wife, Devona Suggs Fowler of Loris; one brother, Terry Fowler of Rockingham, N.C.; and one sister, Janice Elaine Spivey of Latta.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, at Old Zion Wesleyan Church in Tabor City, N.C.  Burial followed at Old Zion Cemetery.
Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the church.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Hazel Causey Fowler
Hazel Causey Fowler, 86, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Hope Arbor of Loris.
Born on Nov. 26, 1930, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Robert Causey and the late Rebecca Faircloth Causey.
Mrs. Fowler worked in the cafeteria at Loris High School until her retirement. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include one son, Ronnie W. Fowler and his wife Candy of Loris; one daughter, Cynthia F. Bellamy and her husband Larry of Loris; three loving grandchildren, Shawn Bellamy and his wife Regina, Brandie Traylor and her husband Gene and Brandon Fowler and his wife Rachel; and five great-grandchildren, Cameron, Casey, Carter, Caden and Lily.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 3, at Hardwick Funeral Home. Funeral services were private.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Anna Margarete Lehmann Hughes Gasque
Anna Margarete Lehmann Hughes Gasque, 73, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Angel House Hospice Care Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on Jan. 29, 1944, in Budingen, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Lehmann and the late Gretel Exter Lehmann.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Douglas McArthur Hughes; her second husband, Douglas McArthur Gasque; one daughter, Janet “Jan” Ann Hughes Parkinson; and one brother, Herbert Lehmann.
Mrs. Gasque worked with Marlene Industries for 25 years and was a supervisor at the time of her retirement. She was a longtime member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
Survivors include her two loving daughters, Sandy Franklin and her husband Ronnie and Susi Hughes, all of Loris; one step-daughter, Annette Brown and her husband Richard of Cottageville; one brother, Thomas Lehmann of Germany; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at Hardwick Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Hughes officiating. Committal services followed at the Hughes Family Cemetery in the Mt. Vernon community of Loris. The family received friends for one and one-half 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 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Doug Hodge
Doug Hodge, 61, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017.
Born on Nov. 4, 1955, in Loris, he was the son of the late Johnny and Ethel Lee Hodge.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Gene Hodge.
Mr. Hodge was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a best friend to his children and was loved by all who knew him. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. His granddaughter, Tatelyn, had him wrapped around her finger, and they enjoyed taking trips to Fowler’s Grill together.
Mr. Hodge enjoyed fishing and riding motorcycles.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Judy Lynn Hodge of Tabor City; one son, Patrick Hodge (Lisa) of Loris; one daughter, Misty Hodge of Tabor City; six grandchildren, Tatelyn Fowler, Hailey Ray Fowler, Colby Fowler, Alexis Hodge, Cameron Long and Riley Hodge; one brother, Kenneth Hodge (Janet) of Green Sea; and his uncle and aunt, Ronnie and Ivey Sheppard of Columbia.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 3, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.  Burial followed at the Norris Cemetery in Tabor City.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Belinda Lowery O’Quinn
Belinda Lowery O’Quinn, 55, of Loris went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, after courageously fighting an extended illness.
Born on Oct. 15, 1961, in Charlotte, N.C., she was the daughter of Anita Lee Lowery of Tabor City, N.C., and the late Odis Lowery.
Mrs. O’Quinn was a strong willed and independent woman and was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed traveling.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her two daughters, Tasha Brown (Dennis) of Marion and Shanna Sims (Daniel) of Loris; one brother, Dean Lowery (Amy) of Tabor City; one grandson, Skylar Lewis of Marion; one nephew, Jeremy Lowery of Tabor City; one niece, Kayla Cox (Wesley) of Tabor City; and one great- nephew, Daxton Cox of Tabor City.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 3, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at Dulah Missionary Baptist Church in Tabor City. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel served the family.

Robert T. ‘Ted’ Reinhardt Jr.
Robert T. “Ted” Reinhardt Jr., 92, of Little River went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 2, 2017.
“Ted” was born in Newark, N.J., on Jan. 25, 1925.
He was predeceased by his wife, Hilda, in September 2012.
Mr. Reinhardt attended Irvington High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942. As a World War II veteran, he served as a radarman, Second Class on a Destroyer Escort, the U.S.S Flaherty. The U.S.S. Flaherty was awarded the Presidential Citation Ribbon as a member of the Anti-Submarine Task Group Twenty-Two Point Three for extraordinary heroism in action against an enemy German submarine during the capture of that vessel off French West Africa on June 4, 1944. It was the first successful boarding and capture of an enemy man o’ war on the high seas by the United States Navy since 1815. The capture rendered invaluable service affecting subsequent operations in the Battle of the Atlantic and upheld the oldest and highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.  Also taken as spoils were the top secret radio codes, transmission procedures, decoding devices, charts, route to home bases and procedures.  There were 14 unused torpedoes that were set to detonate to scuttle the sub that were disarmed upon boarding by U.S. Naval seamen.  Upon interviewing the captives, it was determined that the Flaherty was saved a watery grave because she was backing up to retrieve survivors in the water, and the torpedo could not be targeted on an object moving in reverse.
He was awarded the Victory Medal European African Middle Eastern 2 Brass stars, American Theatre 1 Brass star. He was a plank man on the U.S.S. Flaherty, aboard for service at commissioning and decommissioning.  Radar was a completely new technology, and he was assigned duties as a radar operator, a key to naval success during the war.  More recently, he was honored during a Myrtle Beach Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., in August 2013 along with other U.S. servicemen from all wars.
After his honorable discharge, he met and married Hilda Holland-Moritz in 1950. They lived in Iselin, N.J., before moving to Irvington, N.J., and then to Springfield, N.J., in 1965.  He was very active in his church, Evangel Baptist Church, while it was located in Newark, and participated in the moving and building of the new facility in Springfield.  He was a proud journeyman electrician for 60 years in Local 164 of the IBEW.
They retired in 1987 and moved from Springfield to Little River.
Mr. Reinhardt was active in his church, Ocean Drive Presbyterian in North Myrtle Beach, and enjoyed the company of his brothers in Christ at the Monday Morning prayer breakfast and the Wednesday Men of Iron gatherings.
He is survived by two children, Norman (Brenda) Reinhardt and Robin Reinhardt; three grandchildren, Nicholle (Dale) Seiler, Victoria Reinhardt and Zachary Reinhardt; one great-grandson, Kai Seiler; one great-daughter, Anja Seiler; and numerous nieces and nephews.  
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Austin Elwood Todd
Austin Elwood Todd, 88, of Loris passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Loris Nursing & Rehab Center in Loris following an illness.
Born on Aug. 4, 1928, in Loris, he was the son of the late George Thomas Todd and the late Emily Callie Cox Todd.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Needham Thomas Todd.
Throughout his life, Mr. Todd worked with Hardee Manufacturing Company, in construction and was a farmer. He was a Baptist. He loved to play music, especially his banjo and mandolin.
Survivors include four brothers, Winfred Todd and his wife Lynn of Gwynn, Va., Wofford Todd of Goose Creek, Daniel Walton Todd and his wife Catherine of Lancaster and Lawton Todd and his wife Hilda of Loris; one sister, Frances Todd Cox of Loris; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home. The family requests that memorials be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 2, 2017 EDITION

Alice Ann Osteen Burchett
Alice Ann Osteen Burchett, 79, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Durham, N.C., died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.
Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Gertie L. Aiken and John E. Osteen.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, S. Perry Burchett; and one daughter, Debra Lynn Burchett.
Mrs. Burchett was an active member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach and a longtime volunteer with the Red Cross. She loved the game of golf and made two holes-in-one throughout her years of playing. She loved the beach, music, dancing and spending time with her family.
She is survived by three daughters, Gina Boling (Scott) of Lawrenceville, Ga., Sherry Cleveland (Trey) of Pittsboro, N.C., and Cyndi Kibler (Matthew) of Wake Forest, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three siblings, John Osteen (Carol) of Germantown, Tenn., Gene Osteen (Sallie) of Greenville and Gary Osteen (Gail) of Greenville; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, at the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel. Burial was held at Graceland Cemetery West.
Visitation was held from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach: Lifeguard Ministries, 200 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.thomasmcafee.com.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel, of Greenville served the family.

Imogene Eakes Currin
Imogene Eakes Currin, 87, of Oxford, N.C., formerly of North Myrtle Beach, died on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at home.
She was born on Dec. 23, 1929.
Imogene was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.
She was the ninth child of Robert Lucius and Sudie Currin Eakes of Mountain Creek, N.C.
Survivors include three daughters, Lydia Powell (Robert) of Oxford, Cynthia Currin (Glenn) of San Francisco, Calif., and Karen Copeland (Kip) of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one son, Woody Currin of Oxford; one brother, Bob Eakes of Warner-Robbins; and five grandchildren, Gray Powell, Stuart Powell, Carson Copeland, Harrison Copeland and Addison Copeland.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Oxford Baptist Church in Oxford with visitation immediately following. A private burial was at the Hester Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation at www.diabetesaction.org.
Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford served the family.

Michael O. Foley Jr.
Michael O. Foley Jr., 38, of Little River passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.
Born on Dec. 26, 1978, in Suffern, N.Y., he was the son of Michael O. Foley Sr. and the late Sharon Joyce Foley.
Mr. Folley was a graduate of Washingtonville High School and Iona College in New York. He was also a combat veteran in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Afghanistan.
In addition to his father he is survived by his fiancée, Lauren Wilson; his twin sons, Declan Foley and Caden Foley; one step-daughter, Kylie Wilson; two sisters, Siobhan Elvin and her husband Steve and Tara Spence and her husband Tyler; two nieces, Maura and Brenna; and two nephews, Colin and Daniel.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach.
A mass of Catholic burial was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Iris Faye Harris
Iris Faye Harris, 69, of Loris passed away on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at home following an illness.
Born on May 30, 1947, in Nichols, she was the beloved daughter of the late Robert Johnny Hulon and the late Eulee Goff Hulon.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Billy Hulon and Johnny Hulon.
Mrs. Harris worked, owned and operated Harris Upholstery until her retirement. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include two sons, Terry Causey and his wife Beverly of Marion and Radgie Causey and his wife Candi of Thomasville, N.C.; one daughter, Renee Prince and her husband Jody of Loris; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Hulon of Loris and Bobby Hulon of Whiteville, N.C.; and one sister, Elizabeth Jones of Tabor City, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Michael Calder officiating. Committal services followed at Riverside Cemetery in Nichols. Visitation was held one and one-half hours prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Elizabeth Tandy LaFell
Elizabeth Tandy LaFell, 53, of North Myrtle Beach completed her earthly mission and entered her Heavenly Home on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, following a head injury from a fall.
She was born on July 1, 1963, in Greensboro, N.C. Her mother, Margaret T. Gatling, and sister, Margaret N. Gatling, are comforted by the fact that Elizabeth has been reunited with her beloved father, Willard I. Gatling Jr. (“Woody”), who departed this earth in 2013.
In her younger years, Elizabeth loved to dance and was self-taught. She performed modern dance with her high school CCDS dance team and was selected to attend the Governor’s School of North Carolina in dance. She earned her RN at Presbyterian School of Nursing in Charlotte, N.C., and worked for many years in hospital settings as a highly skilled nurse, particularly in the NICU and pediatrics.
Despite the severe decline of her own health, Elizabeth cared greatly for others. She was known for her compassion, her loving heart, her generosity and her gift of encouragement. She reached out to others who were hurting and downtrodden and was a wonderful comforter and friend. She loved children, animals, the ocean, being outdoors, pretty simple things and doing thoughtful, kind things for others.
Elizabeth spent the last year of her life living at the beach, from which she drew comfort. She could see the ocean and hear the waves from her balcony. She cherished her friends and in particular loved spending time with her four-year-old girl in her community who called Elizabeth her “Big Sissy.” When she passed, her heart was full of love, hope, encouragement, gratitude and wonder, without a trace of bitterness.
Elizabeth’s family is comforted knowing that she is now in heaven, freed at last from her painful and agonizing life. She is now able to behold the beautiful faces of her three beloved children and intercede for them. Now she, her children and those who suffered on her behalf, can lay hold of the promise in Isaiah 54:11 (ESV): “O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.”
A celebration of Elizabeth’s glorious homecoming was held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. at Oceanview Christian Community Church officiated by Pastor Rev. Windy Price. The service was followed by lunch at 3:30 p.m. on the grounds, in honor of Elizabeth’s victorious fulfillment of her earthly mission.

Edward J. Lotter Jr.
Edward J. Lotter Jr., 94, of Longs died on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, at the Church of the Resurrection in Loris. Inurnment will follow at Florence National Cemetery.
Lee Funeral Home of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Janis Carolyn Carter Lupo
Janis Carolyn Carter Lupo, 86, of Green Sea passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.
Born on June 29, 1930, in Loris, she was the daughter of the Rev. Burroughs Carter and Willie Cox Carter.
Mrs. Lupo worked as a teacher’s aide at Green Sea Elementary School and was a longtime member of Green Sea Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Tommie Lupo Gautsch and her husband Bill of Taylors; one son, Trent Lupo and Pam Elliott of Green Sea; three grandchildren, Noel Posey and her husband Nick, Christopher Gautsch and Kathine Gautsch; two great-grandchildren, Caroline Posey and Ruby Posey, all of Greenville; one brother, Rayford Burroughs Carter and his wife Patsy Wise Carter of Columbia; one sister, Kaye Caldwell and her husband C.C. of Loris; and one brother-in-law, Bobby Harrelson of Wilmington, N.C.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Thomas “Tom” Eldridge Lupo; and two sisters, Gena V. Lambert and JoAnn Harrelson.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, at Green Sea Baptist Church with the Rev. Dean Herman officiating. Committal services followed at Green Sea Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Green Sea Baptist Church, P.O. Box 125, Green Sea, S.C. 29545.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Ester Rae Boyd Daniello Malmfeldt
Ester Rae Boyd Daniello Malmfeldt, 83, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
Born on June 6, 1933, in Beaufort County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Ernest Alton Boyd and Marthenia Maybelle Waters Boyd of Washington, N.C.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Ernest Haywood Boyd and Colton Gene Boyd; and one niece, Kimberly Everett.
Mrs. Malmfeldt was married to Salvatore Anthony Daniello for 26 years. They divorced, and 18 years later she married Gordon E. Malmfeldt. She lived in Bowie, Md., from 1952 until June 2001 when she and her husband, Gordon, moved to Carolina Shores.
Mrs. Malmfeldt graduated from Bath High School in June 1951. She left Washington in 1952 to go to Washington, D.C., to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and worked there for 36 and one-half years, retiring on July 1, 1988. While working with the FBI, she earned an associate of arts degree from the American University in Washington, D.C., and a paralegal certification from Maryland University in Baltimore, Md.
Ester did volunteer work in the Brunswick County area, mainly Carolina Shores and Calabash, N.C., after she moved there in 2001.
She is survived by her husband, Gordon E. Malmfeldt; her ex-husband, Salvatore Anthony Daniello; one son, Salvatore Anthony Daniello Jr.; one daughter, Dee C. Staver and her husband Richard Staver; four grandsons, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, all of Florida; one sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Roland Morin; one step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Dianne and Michael Hutchinson of Carolina Shores; and two great-granddaughters, Layla Marie and Lily Rose Staver.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, at Rosemary Church of Christ officiated by Marty Hale Alligood. Burial followed in Oakdale Cemetery. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Richard Staver and Roland Morin served as pallbearers. The service and burial was followed by a celebration feast for the family at Rosemary Church of Christ.
In lieu of flowers send memorial contributions to Rosemary Church of Christ, 5226 Slatestone Road, Washington, N.C. 27889 or Calabash Covenant Presbyterian Church, 8820 Old Georgetown Road, Sunset Beach, N.C. 28468.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at the Calabash Covenant Presbyterian Church in Calabash at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.
Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington, N.C., served the family.

William F. ‘Bill’ Mullin
William F. “Bill” Mullin, 95, of Greenville and formerly of North Myrtle Beach passed his last horizon on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, and married on Dec. 24, 1944, to Marjorie Shute Mullin, the couple had three children, Kate Campbell of Greenville, Jim Mullin of Slansville, W.V., and Bob Mullin of Princeton W.V.
Bill served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from the Hearst Corporation as director of operations. He was a graduate of General Motors Institute (Kettering University) and the author of numerous technical manuals including the Navy’s 1943 flight manual. Bill’s business life included stints in engineering, technical art, marketing, advertising, sales and publishing.
He was an avid boater and life member of the U.S. Power Squadron. He served as district commander of District 26 and past commander of the Long Bay Power Squadron.
Services were held at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.

Darlene Francis Londino Shaheen
Darlene Francis Londino Shaheen, 69, of Loris passed away on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Conway Medical Center in Conway following an illness.
Born on April 16, 1947, in Charlestown, Mass., she was the beloved daughter of the late Bernard “Buck” Angelo Londino and the late Bernadine F. Auch De’Angelo.
Darlene worked as a bus driver for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in Boston, Mass., but will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, George P. Shaheen of the home; two daughters, Michelle Doherty and her husband Jason of Massachusetts and Maria Gelinas and her husband Rodney of Florida; four brothers, David Farrell and his wife Nancy of Loris, Vincent “Vinnie” De’Angelo and his wife Jennifer of Myrtle Beach, Bernie Londino of Texas and Bruce Londino of Massachusetts; two sisters, Josephine McLaughlin and Susan De’Angelo, both of Massachusetts; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one god-daughter, Lisa Hanson of Florida; one aunt, Janette of Florida; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph “Joe” De’Angelo and Ronnie De’Angelo; and two sisters, Diane Hanson and Dina De’Angelo.
Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jeremy Todd officiating. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home and again immediately following the service.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Christopher Cary Stevens
Christopher Cary Stevens, 34, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Jan. 2, 1983, in Myrtle Beach, he was the son of the late Homer Pressley Stevens.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by one daughter, Skye Stevens; his paternal grandfather, Jack Stevens; and maternal grandparents, Harvey and Rena Grainger.
Mr. Stevens was a carpenter and a member of Grace Tabernacle Church. He dearly loved his children and family.
Survivors include his mother, Cathy Grainger English and his step-father Wayne of Loris; his grandmother, Mildred C. Stevens of Conway; one son, Blade Stevens of Marion; one daughter, Kenley Stevens of Loris; one brother, Adam Stevens and Kim Strickland of Green Sea; one sister, Cierra Stevens of Conway; and two nephews, Joel Stevens and Reid Stevens of Conway.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Grace Tabernacle Church with the Rev. David Watts and the Rev. Judy Johnson officiating. Committal services followed at Stevens Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Grace Christian School, P.O. Box 427, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Kimber Lee Wilmoth
Kimber Lee Wilmoth, 28, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, as a result of an automobile accident.
Born on March 29, 1988, in Charlotte, N.C., she was the daughter of Allen and Sherry Brooks Mungo.
She is survived by her husband of five years, James Ray Wilmoth; four children, Allen Wilmoth, Breanna Thompson, Makayla Thompson and Hayden Wilmoth; and two sisters, Stephanie Lynn Brooks and Ashley Jenkins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 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.

OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 23, 2017 EDITION

Billy ‘Jimmy’ Buckwell
Billy “Jimmy” Buckwell, 78, of Little River died on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on June 28, 1938, in Rowan County, N.C., he was the son of the late Daniel and Irene Sloop Buckwell.
Mr. Buckwell served his country proudly during the Viet Nam conflict and retired from the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Betty Hall Buckwell; one daughter, Deana Flores; one step-son, Grant Henderson; and one sister-in-law, Janie Buckwell.
A memorial service with military honors was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
The Buckwell family would like to extend a special thank you to Embrace Hospice for the special care given to Mr. Buckwell and the family during this time.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Donzil ‘Chuck’ Lee Eddy
Donzil “Chuck” Lee Eddy, 76, of Longs passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at home as a result of complications from surgery at Duke University.
He was born on May 7, 1940. He was one of seven children born to Harold and Katherine Eddy.
Mr. Eddy was better known as “Coach” to many.
He was predeceased by one sister, Winnie; four brothers, Carl “Uncle Bigin”, Gary “Uncle Freck”, James “Uncle Leroy The Boy” and Marvin “Uncle Bones”.
Mr. Eddy served in the U.S. Army from 1959-60. He was a quality father and friend to many. From high school at Parkersburg, W.V., where he was a four sport letterman and was the All-State Captain on the 1958 State Championship Basketball Team, to his college days at Glenville State where he played basketball. From his profession of teaching and coaching at Williamstown, St. Mary’s, Belpre, Ohio, and his alma mater, Parkersburg High School, to his retirement days where he spent many days at the Surf Club Golf Course in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by one brother, Harold Jr., “Uncle Popcorn” of Vienna, W.V.; two sons, Brian Eddy and his wife Lisa of Charleston, W.V., and Danny “Boone” Eddy and his wife Christine of High Point, N.C.; the mother of his sons, Margaret Quinto; and long time companion, Gail Ogdin.
He worshiped his grandchildren from his sons: Cristina Eddy, graduate student at Adderson Broadus Physican Assistant Program, Luke Eddy, senior guard on Elon University basketball team, and business major, Kate Eddy, “name sake of his mother”, is a high school senior who will be playing college soccer next season, and Gus Eddy, a freshman at George Washington High School in West Virginia. Jacob and Rachel Eddy are twins who will be attending NC State University and UNC in the fall semester. Camile Dinghamis is a freshman attending UNC Wilmington and Will Dingham currently attending Ragsdale High School in North Carolina.
A ceremony for the family will occur at a later scheduled date for the scattering of ashes on his mother’s grave site in Parkersburg.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Jeff Ray Fowler
Jeff Ray Fowler, 78, of Loris died on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Sept. 6, 1938, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Willie and Hattie Fowler.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Douglas Ray Fowler; one daughter, Lisa Floyd; five brothers; and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Turner Fowler; three daughters, Tammie Lee (Billy) of Thomasville, N.C., Sara Lynn Noah of Lexington, N.C., and Doris Watts (Mack) of Loris; three sons, Jeffrey Dean Fowler (Sandy) of Lexington, Michael Fowler of Southmont, N.C., and Dwayne Lewis (Bonnie) of Greenville; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City, N.C.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Dylan Tyler Golden
Dylan Tyler Golden, 19, of Little River died on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Jan. 12, 1998, in Cumberland County, Pa., he was the son of Jamie Adams Golden and the late Aaron Golden.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by three brothers, Brendon Golden, Evan Golden and Ryan Golden; his grandparents, Sandy and Steve Adams and Cathy Jenkins; and many other loving family members and friends.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Office, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60606.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Phillip Brandon Hodges
Phillip Brandon Hodges, 42, of Little River died on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.
Born on July 16, 1974, in Galax, Va., he was the son of Hilda Lynn Hackler Warf and the late Roger Dale “Stiffy” Hodges.
In addition to his mother and step-father, Hilda and Lynn Warf, he is survived by one son, Tyler Hodges of Little River; two brothers, Rodney Hodges and David Hodges; his grandfather, Joe Dean Hackler; many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends; and his soul mate, Wendy Hall-Brown.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Fred Horne
Fred Horne, 88, of Longs went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Autumn Care of Shallotte, N.C.
Mr. Horne was born on Oct. 15, 1928.
He is survived by his wife, Elouise Bellamy Horne of the home; one daughter, Susan Horne of Longs; one son, Fredrick Bellamy of Longs; one sister, Florine Warner of Trenton, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
Coastal Cremations of Carolina Shores, N.C., is serving the family.

Robert Gene ‘Swink’ Laughter
Robert Gene ‘Swink’ Laughter, 84, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, after a brief illness.
Born on Aug. 20, 1932, in North Wilkesboro, N.C., he was the son of the late Robert Edgar and Mae Irvin Laughter.
After growing up in Albemarle, N.C., and graduating from high school, Mr. Laughter attended UNC Chapel Hill and Pfieffer College (now Pfieffer University), took graduate courses at the University of Michigan in art and design and served in the U.S. Army at Camp Gordon, Ga. He enjoyed a lengthy career as an advertising executive, 35 of those years spent at Heilig-Meyers Co. in Richmond, Va.
Ever two romantics, Gene and Nadine married 62 years ago in Chester in an early February ceremony with a Valentine’s theme. The two first met at Ocean Drive, where he was a lifeguard. They always felt sentimentally attached to the area. For years they have enjoyed many friendships in the large local beach community, where Gene was known by the nickname “Swink”; and each summer he and Nadine brought the family to Ocean Drive for vacations. In 1980 he and friend Tom Lilly, along with a committee of friends—with publicity help from Charlotte Observer reporters Jerry Bledsoe and Kays Gary—organized the S.O.S. migration as a reunion for “beach bums,” former lifeguards and shaggers, a celebration which increased in size and is still ongoing. After living in Richmond for most of their adult lives, Gene and Nadine moved to North Myrtle Beach almost three years ago. He explained the move in a metaphorical way: “Like elephants we’re returning to our old stomping grounds for our sunset days.” He died there on Valentine’s Day.
Through the years Gene was a Renaissance man with a variety of interests and hobbies. In his younger years he was an avid saltwater fisherman and tennis/squash player as a member at Westwood Racquet Club. Other long time interests included collecting antique rubber stamps, sharks’ teeth and fossils, jazz music/posters and store mannequins (for use as photo props). His greatest artistic passion was photography and bromoil, an early twentieth century photographic process that uses a stippling technique. For his mastery of bromoil he was known far and wide. Not only did he create and sell his own bromoil photography, but he also taught workshops in the technique to further the interest of it in America; and he published Bromoil 101, a guidebook to the process. He was greatly influenced by British techniques of bromoil and was the first foreigner invited to be a member of England’s Bromoil Circle.
Most of all, Gene loved his family and life at the beach—both of which he was reluctant to leave; but to the end he remained true to his often-stated motto, “Onward!”
Survivors include his beloved wife, Nadine Nanney Laughter; three daughters, Kimberly L. Smith of Richmond, Leslie L. Ellmore (Roger) of Roanoke, Va., and Erin L. Philpy (Brooke) of Mechanicsville, Va.; one son, Robert Bryan Laughter of Richmond; nine grandchildren, Matthew, Sara-Scott, Allie, Zachary, Maggie, Lawson, Camden, Olivia and Anna; two sisters, Janice L. Sullivan (John) of Greensboro, N.C., and Susan L. Meyers (Blue) of Givhans; and numerous nephews and nieces.
On Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. family and friends gathered to celebrate the life of Gene “Swink” Laughter at the Ocean Drive Pavilion in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers the family asked friends to remember “Swink” by enjoying and supporting the arts and/or by donating to The Hall of Fame Foundation, P.O. Box 4070, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting the website of Lee Funeral Home at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Jerauld F. Lewis Jr.
Jerauld F. Lewis Jr., 71, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.  
Born on May 5, 1945, in Canandaigua, N.Y., he was the son of the late Jerauld F. and Lucille (Shay) Lewis.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his companion, Mary Boyle, on Jan. 2, 2017.
Mr. Lewis was a graduate of Whitesboro High School and served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Ingraham during the Vietnam War era. He was employed with Kelsey Hayes Corp as a machinist prior to retiring. While living in South Carolina, he was a slot machine technician for the SunCruz casino boat in Little River.
Mr. Lewis was a loving father to all his children with whom he shared many funny and quick-witted moments.  The last 15 years of his life were spent in Little River, where he loved the beach and ocean. He met many friends along the way and enjoyed some of his most memorable moments at Ricky’s Dockside in Little River.
Surviving are three children, Carol (Richard) Zweifel of Waterville, Maine, Sandra Lewis Ernst of Oriskany, N.Y., and Matthew Lewis of Salt Lake City, Utah; one brother, James (Debbie) Lewis of Essex, Md.; two grandchildren, Kalie Ernst and Jacob Zweifel; one niece, Kim of Florida; his friends, Lance, Bobby, Jim and Lois; and numerous friends in the Little River area.
In keeping with his wishes there will be no funeral services and a celebration of life will take place at a later date.  
Mr. Lewis’ family wishes to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Presbyterian Residential Community, Sitrin Home, St. Elizabeth Medical Center ICU and PCU for all the care and compassion shown to him during his stay.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Send messages of sympathy to www.myslinskifuneralhome.com.
McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors of Utica, N.Y., is serving the family.

Carey Lawrence Payne
Carey Lawrence Payne, 69, of Little River left us on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Nov. 25, 1947, in Silver Springs, Md., he was the son of James R. Payne and Mary Louise.
He was predeceased by his spouse, Jay A. Eagle; and one son, Edward R. Carrillo.
Mr. Payne graduated from Greenbrier Military School in 1967 as a 2nd Lieutenant. He then joined the Army for a few years. He was an entrepreneur in many areas. He and his spouse, Jay Eagle, owned several businesses including wine shops in Cary, N.C., and the latest was a flooring and cabinetry store in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include three daughters, Cindy C. Johnson, Sheila D. Carrillo and Janice Kay Roberts; one son, Paul H. Carrillo; two sisters, Deborah L. Sloan and Karen Drennan; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be announced at a later date.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Kathleen Cox Stephens
Kathleen Cox Stephens, 81, of Whiteville, N.C., passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Liberty Commons Nursing Home in Whiteville.
Born on July 25, 1935, in Tabor City, N.C., she was the daughter of William Jasper Cox and Sarah Viola Boswell Cox of the Sandy Plains community.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Dewey Hazel Cox and Liston William Cox.
Mrs. Stephens grew up in the Sandy Plains community near Tabor City and graduated from Tabor City High School. She also attended business school in Wilmington, N.C. She worked for many years in the banking industry with customer services in northern Virginia while her husband, Leonard, was stationed with the U.S. Army at the White House in Washington, D.C.
Prior to entering Liberty Commons Nursing Home, Mrs. Stephens was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church in Whiteville. She was also a volunteer librarian when she lived in Loris and was active in a number of other civic organizations.
She is survived by two sons, Mark Kelly Stephens of Loris and Jeffrey Clay Stephens of Myrtle Beach; two granddaughters, Nicole Stephens of Charlotte, N.C., and Brittany Stephens of Loris; four nieces, Mary Cox Hardee of West End, N.C., Hazel Cox Williams of Nakina, N.C., Dorothy Diana Cox of the Bethel Community and Lola Cox Chenes of Ft Lauderdale, Fla.; and one nephew, William J. Cox of Pompano Beach, Fla.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice, 44 McNeil Plaza, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 16, 2017 EDITION

Andrew Joseph ‘Drew’ Gillespie III
Andrew Joseph “Drew” Gillespie III, 71, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, surrounded by his wife and daughters.
He was born on March 9, 1945, in Salisbury, N.C.
Mr. Gillespie graduated from Boyden High School and attended North Carolina State University where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He graduated from NCSU in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He worked at Philip Morris U.S.A. until his retirement in 2004. He also served as a Richmond, Va., city councilman and was vice mayor of Richmond. He was awarded 23 patents for his machine designs, as well as numerous civic awards over his lifetime.
Mr. Gillespie was a member of the Lions Club, several civic associations and most recently Drew was president for eight years of the Seaside Plantation Community. He was a lifelong Presbyterian and a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach. He was truly a Renaissance man — engineer, writer, leader, civic activist, artist, woodworker, chef, athlete, storyteller, speaker, tutor and mentor. What he treasured most, though, was being a husband, father, grandfather and friend. It was not unusual for him to show up at your door with a freshly baked pie or homemade barbecue and lots of stories. He invested himself in everyone he met.
He is survived by the love of his life, Gigi Marie Gillespie; three daughters, Beverly Finnen and her husband  Rick, Elizabeth Wetmore and her husband Wes and Sarah Levine; one step-daughter, Emily Laughery; one step-son, Chad Laughery; and nine grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church. The family received condolences immediately following the service.

Archibald Rodney Hyson
Archibald Rodney Hyson, 81, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Oct. 22, 1935, in Hampstead, Md., he was the son of the late Paul F. Hyson and the late Josephine Chaney Hyson.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Hyson of Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Sharon Kagle and her husband Mack of Little River; and one granddaughter, Melissa Kagle of Little River.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Frances Long Jolly
Frances Long Jolly, 84, of Nichols died on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at Loris McLeod Hospital in Loris after a brief illness.
Born on Jan. 25, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Gurthie Spivey Long and the late Issac Long Sr.  
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Cheffo Jolly; one son, Cheffo Jolly Jr.; three brothers, I.B. Long Jr., Clarence Long and Robert Long; and two sisters, Mildred Mincey and Grace Fowler.
Mrs. Jolly was a long time member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Nichols where she was a former GA/Acteen teacher. She was retired from Horry County Public Schools.
She is survived by one son, Mark (Kathy) Jolly of Nichols; one daughter, Karen (Donald) Grainger of Green Sea; one granddaughter, Kira (Jeff) Godwin of Tabor City, N.C.; one grandson, Tim Jolly of Nichols; one great-grandson, Jacob Godwin of Tabor City; one twin sister, Faye Fowler of Hope Mills, N.C.; and one brother, Elbert (Anna) Long of Tabor City.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb., 14, at Meares Funeral Home.    
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with burial following in the new Mt. Olive Care Cemetery.
Meares Funeral Home of Fair Bluff, N.C., served the family.

Shirley Allen George Martin
Shirley Allen George Martin, 82, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at Compass Health Care in Conway.
Born on Nov. 21, 1934, in Whiteville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Dewey Jessie Allen and the late Rosalie Simmons Allen.
Mrs. Martin was a beautiful dancer, acrobat, majorette, Miss Strawberry Festival Queen and runner-up to Miss North Carolina in 1953. She was a retired middle school teacher at Loris Middle School, a proud member of the Loris Garden Club, McLeod Medical Center’s Auxiliary and a longtime active member of Loris First Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include three loving daughters, Gayle George of Lafayette, La., Joni George DerCola of Clyde, N.Y., and Cristi George of Loris; four grandchildren, Charles Jake DerCola, Mark Nicholas DerCola, Katherine Durel and Courtney Volpe; one great-grandson, Vincente Levi DerCola; and one special aunt, Rita Collins of Charlotte, N.C.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Raymond “Sonny” George; her second husband, John Martin; and one brother, Harold Wayne Allen.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at Loris First Baptist Church. Committal services will follow at Whiteville Memorial Cemetery in Whiteville. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Hardwick Funeral Home and again from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at Loris First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Agape Hospice for their loving care, Leuvinia Green and Jeanne and Neal Turner for their love and support over the years.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 or to the Loris First Baptist Church Choir, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Peggy Baisey Patterson
Peggy Baisey Patterson, 72, of Little River, formerly of High Point, N.C., went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.
Mrs. Patterson was born on Oct. 5, 1944, to the late Zeb and Edna Kirk Baisey
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Ginny Coluzzi (Raymond) of Eldersburg, Md., and Betty Johnson (Doland) of High Point; and one brother, Bill Baisey of High Point.
Mrs. Patterson was a member of Living Water Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Growing in the Word Sunday School Class and participated in the Women’s Ministry.
She is survived by her best friend and devoted husband of 55 years, Ronald W. Patterson; two daughters, Kimberly Schnitzler (Fred) of Greensboro, N.C., and Kristi Brown (Robert) of Jacksonville, N.C.; six amazing grandchildren, Carly Schnitzler, Jenna Schnitzler, Robbie Brown, Ashley Brown, Courtney Brown and Charles Brown; and her faithful four-legged companion of 11 years, Mandy.
A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. The service was officiated by Pastor Lebron Crisp of Living Water Baptist Church.
A visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, at Cumby Funeral Home in High Point with entombment following at Floral Garden Memorial Park, Chapel of Memories Mausoleum.  The Rev. Michael Tolar officiated.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, pulmonaryfibrosis.org, 1332 N. Halsted St., Suite 201, Chicago, IL  60642; St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908; or the Hospice of your choice.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Sharon Murphy Zwier
Sharon Murphy Zwier, 57, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at her home.
Born on April 27, 1959, and raised in Clifton, N.J., she was the daughter of John (Jack) Murphy and the late Marlene Riker Murphy.
Sharon is survived by her husband and companion of 40 years, Stanley Zwier, also of Clifton. They were born hours apart on the same day in the same hospital, their mothers sharing a room, yet didn’t meet for another 17 years. They had been together ever since.
She is also survived by her sons, Jonathan of Madison, Conn.; Sean and his wife Priscilla of Jupiter, Fla.; and Matthew of Rutherford, N.J. She was the older sister to John (Jack) Murphy, Donna Murphy Santoro and Luanne Murphy and sister-in-law to Michael Zwier of Clifton and Norman Zwier of Ormond Beach, Fla.
Donations may be made in her memory to the ASPCA or to fund cancer research. Contact the family by email at smz11417@gmail.com.

OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 9, 2017 EDITION

E. David Bullock
E. David Bullock, 58, of Longs passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at his home.
Born on Jan. 19, 1959, in Rowland, N.C., he was the son of Ina Rabon Bullock of Longs and the late Johnnie McNeil Bullock.
Mr. Bullock was a member of Living Water Baptist Church in Longs and was proud to be the crane operator who placed the first roof on the original sanctuary.   He was a loving and sharing person and was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather and brother.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 36 years, Laura Bullock of Longs; two daughters, Amanda Ward (Danny) and Heather Cooper (Dakota), all of Conway; three grandchildren, Jillian Ward, Autumn Cooper and Lillianna Cooper, all of Conway; and four sisters, Mary Carter and Susie Townsend, both of Lumberton, N.C., and Debbie Gilmore of Elkin, N.C., and Shelly Kinlaw (Willie) of Conway.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, at Living Water Baptist Church with the Rev. Lebron Crisp and the Rev. John Goudelock officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Leon Cemetery.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Reece Coats
Reece Coats, 77, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at his home.
Born on March 6, 1939, in Loris, he was the son of the late Phillip Braxton Coats and the late Maggie Louise Johnson Coats Jordan.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Dennis Ray “Bulldog” Coats; one daughter-in-law, Tammy Sue Grainger Coats; and one brother, Henry Coats.
Mr. Coats owned and operated Reece’s Body Shop for 55 years. He was a charter member of the Chicora Antique Car Club and a longtime active member of Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church. He will be most remembered for his love of farming, telling jokes and family.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Lilly Coats of the home; two sons, Barry L. Coats and his wife Marsha and Joey Faircloth, both of Loris; two brothers, Ray Coats and his wife Kay and Phil Coats, all of Loris; four grandchildren, Bridgett, Colby, Tara and Jerodd; three great-grandchildren, Brianna, Keith and Aden; two step-brothers, James Myron Jordan and Lloyd Jordan, both of Loris; and two step-sisters, Annette Norris of Tabor City, N.C., and Jacklyn Jordan of Conway.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Tidelands Community Hospice, Tidelands Francis B. Ford Cancer Treatment Center and Mr. Reece’s sister-in-law, Sarah M. Duncan, for their tireless love and support during this difficult time.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church with Pastor Mark George and the Rev. Jamie Montgomery officiating. Committal services followed at Pleasant Meadow Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be made to Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church, 937 Green Sea Road South, Loris, S.C. 29569 or to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440 or online at npo.justgive.org/TidelandsHospice .
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Robert Francis Dee
Robert Francis Dee, 88, of North Myrtle Beach went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.
Mr. Dee was born in Kingston, N.Y., a son of the late James Sylvester and Phoebe Mae Emmick Dee.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife of 51 years, Betty Lorraine Dee; his second wife, Rose Goode Dee; and one sister, Beverly Button.
He was a U.S. Army veteran having served his country honorably. He was project manager over 30 years for IBM. Mr. Dee loved spending time with family and friends, camping, boating and fishing.
Survivors include three daughters, Lorraine E. (James F.)  Martin,  Deborah D. (L. Darrin) Hester and Sharyn D. Stoker; three grandchildren, Brian T. Martin, Melissa Stoker and Michelle Stoker; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Lee Funeral Home.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Robert ‘Bobby’ Frandsen
Robert “Bobby” Frandsen, 64, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.
He was born on Feb. 26, 1952.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Ruth; and one brother, John.
Mr. Frandsen was a life long resident of Forked River, N.J., until he recently moved to North Myrtle Beach to enjoy the numerous golf courses and the sun.
Mr. Frandsen dedicated his life to various emergency services in Ocean County and held numerous offices within each. He was a life member of the Forked River Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a life member of both the Lacey Township First Aid Squad and the Lanoka Harbor EMS. Continuing with his commitment to emergency services he served as an Ocean County EMS Coordinator (Car 23). Additional service agencies that he worked so hard for include The New Jersey State Forest Fire Service, Lacey Township Police, Ocean Co. EMS Captains Association, New Jersey State First Aid Council, Lacey Township Underwater Rescue and Recovery and The Loyal Order of Elks.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marlene; one son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Diamond; one sister, Carol Dancer; one brother-in-law, Bill Dancer; one sister-in-law, Christine Frandsen; and nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held at Riggs Funeral Home at 130 N. Main St. in Forked River from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, with a fireman’s service at 8:45 p.m. Viewing will also be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Good Luck Cemetery in Lanoka Harbor.
Riggs Funeral Home of Forked River is serving the family

Kenneth Harold Horne
Kenneth Harold Horne, 74, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter.
Born on April 4, 1942, in Conway, he was the son of the late Benjamin Thomas Horne and the late Mozena Horne.
Mr. Horne retired as a salesman with Schmidt Baking Company. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include two sons, Ken Horne II and his wife Debra of Longs and Ed Horne and his wife Jan of Lexington; two daughters, Jamie Edge of Longs and Mandy Horne and her significant other Lindsey of Charleston; five grandchildren, Dominique Horne, Elizabeth Horne, Whitney Bisplinghoff, Allison Bisplinghoff and Brooke Bisplinghoff; four step-grandchildren, Nancy Haynes, Sandra Kilgroe, Lissette Reeves and Rafael Vivas; and one sister, Lucille Hunt of Conway.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Benjamin Hutson and the Rev. C.W. Mullis officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Loris. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 6907 Hwy. 905, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Candis Kathleen Soles Jernigan
Candis Kathleen Soles Jernigan, 84, of Green Sea passed away on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence.
Born on Dec. 16, 1932, in Tabor City, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Solon Soles and the late Lettise Clidy Duncan Soles.
Mrs. Jernigan retired as a home health nurse and was a longtime member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher.
Survivors include one son, Sam Jernigan and his wife Nanette of Green Sea; two grandchildren, Samantha Jernigan Crowe and her husband Robert of Apex, N.C., and Sam Alan Jernigan of Rock Hill, N.C.,; and three great-grandchildren; Katelin Crowe, Robbie Crowe and Andrew Jernigan.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gary Jernigan; one son, Jimmy S. Jernigan; one daughter, Tammy Jernigan; and nine siblings, Doris Dean Capps, William Horace Soles, Betty Aline Butler, Lula Mae Grainger, Edward Earl Soles, Dorothy Pearl Soles, Anna Belle Hodge, Rosa Nell Edwin and Eula Marie Nelson.
Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Pastor Jack Moody officiating. Committal services followed at Jernigan Cemetery.
Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

David John McMahon
David John McMahon, 70, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Novant Brunswick Medical Center in Boliva, N.C.
Born on Jan. 1, 1947, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Helen Pitulski McMahon.
Mr. McMahon was retired from the U.S. Air Force. MSGT McMahon proudly served his country for 22 years in the United States Air Force. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Brangan McMahon of Carolina Shores; two sons, David J. McMahon II (Kerri) and Darren McMahon (Michelle); one step-son, Jude Hunt (Dreama); 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service. Burial, with full military honors, was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, at Florence National Cemetery in Florence.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to SBIC, P.O. Box 1461, Shallotte, N.C. 28459.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Linda Owens Nix
Linda Owens Nix, 66, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.
Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Living Water Baptist Church in Longs. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service.
Born on Feb. 3, 1950, in Cherry Grove, she was the daughter of the late Calvin Odell Bozeman and Anna Emily Bozeman.
She was predeceased by one sister, Georgia.
Mrs. Nix was a hard working, dedicated mother as well as a great basketball and softball player. She loved playing games: cards, backgammon, anything that was competitive. She loved her family especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry W. Nix; two sons, Jason and Bart Owens; one daughter, Paige Bozeman; daughters-in-law, Lea Owens and Tonya Owens; five grandchildren, Jacob Owens, Nash Owens, Daniel Owens, Cassaundra Rivera and Damion Elliott; three sisters, Daphine, Deanna and Cherry; and one brother, James.

Donald William Sharpe
Donald William Sharpe, 83, of Little River died on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at Summit Place in Little River.
Born on Aug. 1, 1933, in Milwaukee, Wis., he was the son of the late Donald W. Sharpe Sr. and Ethelyn Sigrid Eckman Sharpe, and stepmother from infancy, Eldora C. Sharpe.
He was predeceased by one brother, Edward Walschlaeger; and one sister, Mary Galey.
Mr. Sharpe attended lower school in Milwaukee and later lived in Chicago. He graduated from Marquette University in 1955 with a major in business administration.  He was an ensign in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960, sailing out of Virginia. He worked as a Navy treasurer in Japan and Korea in the aftermath of the Korean War.  He was also stationed in San Diego, his favorite port.
In 1974, Mr. Sharpe married Regina Catherine Gilman in Lombard, Ill. He worked for IBM in sales for over 25 years. His passion was gardening. He and Regina won the “yard of the year” prize for their neighborhood. He and his wife were also devoted and faithful members in the Roman Catholic Church.
The Sharpes moved to Calabash, N.C., in the mid 90s when Mr. Sharpe accepted a retirement package from IBM. He worked in a nursery in the Myrtle Beach area. The couple enjoyed frequent travels together on cruise ships throughout the world.
Mr. Sharpe was always an enthusiastic Green Bay Packers fan, a vocal United States patriot and conservative voice, a loyal Marquette alumnus and a loving and supportive husband.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Regina “Sis” Sharpe; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium niche.
Memorial donations may be made in Don’s name to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 Eighth Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River /North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 2, 2017 EDITION

Richard F. Albert
Richard F. Albert, 72, of North Myrtle Beach went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
He was born in Freemont, Ohio, a son of the late Richard L. and Elaine Cordery Albert.
Mr. Albert was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served during the Vietnam War.
Surviving are his loving wife of 37 years, Kimberly Whitt Albert; two sons, Richard L. Albert II and Matthew Albert; three daughters, Anthea Pirko, Susie Lowery and Monica Kagy; two sisters, Sally Nycum and Martha Lewis; 16 grandchildren, Ricky Albert, Trenton Albert, Inez Pirko, Mary Albert, Billy Heishman, Austin Heishman, Abby Lowery, Eryn Albert, Chloe Albert, Sydney Albert, Raehlan Albert, Percy Schmelzle, Wyatt Schmelzle, Bridgette Schmelzle, Hunter Schmelzle and Willow Schmelzle; one great-granddaughter, Stella Ward; and four nephews and their families.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Lee Funeral Home.The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. The family also had a gathering at the Creekside clubhouse following the service at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Sandra Bass Carter
Sandra Bass Carter, 54, of Little River went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Sandra was born in Bennington, Vermont, a daughter of Thomas and Patricia Liporace Bass.
She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach and was an RN/nurse manager at South Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
In addition to her parents, she will be greatly missed by her husband, Ronald L. Carter; four siblings, Cathy (Mark) Klebbe, Peggy (Rob) Cottrell, Mark (Patti) Bass and Sharon (Kristi) Bass; one sister-in-law, Charity Hayes; and her best friend whom she loved as a sister, Michelle Davies.
A mass was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT  06851.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Blanche W. Collins
Blanche W. Collins, 78, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris surrounded by her loving family.
Born on April 25, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Wendell and Julia Johnson Williamson.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William E. Collins; and one sister, Eunice Sellers.
Mrs. Collins was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and retired from Green Sea High School after many years of service. She loved and enjoyed helping and taking care of others.
She is survived by one son, William “Joe” Collins (Jodi) of Loris; one daughter, Jackie Zimerman (Kevin) of Kernersville, N.C.; one brother, George Williamson of Charleston; one sister, Becky Cooper of Conway; four grandchildren, Amber Collins, Blake Collins, Baylee Collins and Kassie Guyton; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Lewis and Bill Ward officiating.
Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor served the family.

Linda Gayle Brown Collins
Linda Gayle Brown Collins, 66, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Dec. 11, 1950, in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Larry W. Brown and the late Janie Davis Brown.
Prior to her sickness, Ms. Collins worked as a model with Belk Department store. She was a loving homemaker and a longtime member of South Side Baptist Church in Camden. She will be most remembered as a loving mother and grandmother with an unwavering faith, who was completely ready to meet her Lord and Savior and make her home in Heaven.
Survivors include her three loving daughters, Donna Collins and her husband Dan Belfield of Myrtle Beach, Angela Christi Clark and her husband Gerrid of Loris and Jennifer Hines and her husband Eric of North Myrtle Beach; her children’s father, Don Collins and his wife Toni of Myrtle Beach; her significant other, Joe Razinski of Camden; a very special uncle, Bobby Davis of Moncks Corner; and 11 loving grandchildren, Megan, Breauna, Kylie, MaKayla, Brooklen, Julius, Baylee, Cooper, Bryleigh, Landon and Charlie.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Westside Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum with the Rev. Jeremy Todd officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Linda K. Harper
Linda K. Harper, 70, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at her residence after an illness.
Born on Oct. 7, 1946, in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Dorothy Childers Roberts and the late John T. “Jack” Roberts.
Mrs. Harper graduated from Blacksburg High School and later Winthrop University with her masters in education. She taught school for 42 years in both Cherokee County and Columbus County, N.C.
In addition to her father, she was predeceased by one sister, Anita Collins.
In addition to her mother she is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Johnny T. Harper; one daughter, Missy Harper; and one brother, Johnny Roberts and his wife Nancy, and their children, Brian Roberts and Christopher Roberts.
To honor Linda’s wishes, no services will be held.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9909.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Rodney Bernard Hemingway
Rodney Bernard Hemingway, 50, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
Born on Jan. 17, 1966, in Marion, he was the son of Ralph Van Fore and the late Susan Williams Fore and Burnie Lee Hemingway.
Mr. Hemingway was a member of St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in Aynor. He was a graduate of Aynor High School in 1984. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from South Carolina State University. After graduation, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge prior to transitioning to North Myrtle Beach as a public safety officer.
He began his law enforcement career with the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety in 1989.
Mr. Hemingway received a law enforcement certification, a firefighter 1 certification and served the department as a field training officer. He was responsible for training some of the current officers. His exemplary service as a Public Safety Officer lasted more than 27 years.
He joined the Carolina Knight Riders Motorcycle Club in 1998 and served on the executive board for many years. He also served as the first road captain and always remained a dedicated, faithful and dependable member.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Thomasina of Little River; one daughter, Alyssa Hemingway of Little River; one son, Rodrick Hemingway of Little River; one grandson, Jayden Vereen of Little River; his father, Ralph Van Fore of Aynor; his mother-in-law Rosa Gibbs of Conway; his father-in-law, Elder Thomas (Cassandra) Gibbs of Sumter; two sisters, Shelia (Charles) Demery of Fort Dix, N.J., and Zelda (Corey) Moody of Aynor; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Emmett (Teresa) Nelson of Myrtle Beach, Mary (Joseph) Robinson of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Angela Gibbs and Tara Gibbs, both of Conway, Rosa Marie (Sean) Bradford of Florence, Thomas Gibbs, Veronica Gibbs and Deonta (Fenia) Gibbs, all of Sumter, and Tameka Gibbs of Woodbridge, Va.; his uncles and aunts, Elijah (Pam) Johnson Jr., James Johnson and Thomas Evans, all of Delray Beach, Fla., Jean Legette of Paterson, N.J., the Rev. McKever (Lucille) Hemingway and Cleo (Virginia) Hemingway, both of Rains, Bobby (Vanessa) Hemingway of Charlotte, N.C., Maceo (Rosa) Hemingway of Scotch Plains, N.J., Beverly (James) Davis of Columbia, Betty (Archie) Mack, Vicky (Kenneth) Dixon and Brenda Gibbs Garrett, all of Aynor, Clifton (Karen) Gibbs and Timothy Williams of Florence, Frank Green, James Gibbs and Danny (Crystal) Gibbs, all of Sumter, and Jacqueline McKie of Columbia; one great-aunt, Rebecca Legette of Paterson, N.J.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety family and friends.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church officiated by Chaplin Jay Ortiz.
Latimer’s Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Shari S. Wack Herceg
Shari S. Wack Herceg, 53, of Little River, formerly of White Plains, Md., died on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at SECU Hospice House in Bolivia, N.C.
She was born on April 19, 1963, in Danvers, Mass.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Resurrection Catholic Church. A reception immediately followed at Loris First United Methodist Church.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Samuel Howard King
Samuel Howard King, 68, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
Born on Jan. 1, 1949, in Raleigh, N.C., he was the son of the late Alton and Mary King.
He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Barrentine King; two daughters, Renee K. Smith (Christopher) and Laura A. King; one step-daughter, Crystal M. Vaughan (Mike); three brothers, Lavelle King, Glenn King and Jerry King; one sister, Helen Smith; and three grandchildren, Alexis Smith, Lauren Smith and Carson Smith.
No services are scheduled at this time.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Bobby Dale Martin
Bobby Dale Martin, 58, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at McLeod Hospital in Loris.
Born on Oct. 7, 1958, in Marion, he was the son of the late Ira Babson and Margaret Bell Martin.
Mr. Martin worked as an appraiser for Horry County and the state of South Carolina for 30 years. He was a member of Loris Masonic Lodge # 205 AFM. He was a loving father and grandfather.
Surviving are two daughters, Jade Martin Rowell (Wade) of Galivants Ferry and Madison Hope Willis of Loris; one son, Chase Martin of Galivants Ferry; one brother, Ira Randall Martin Sr. (Shirley) of Nichols; one sister, Sylvia Martin Schuster of Atlanta, Ga.; one grandson, Nathan Wade Rowell; and his companion, Olivia Rabon of Loris.
A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Haywood Fowler officiating.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Burial with Masonic rites followed in Zoan United Methodist Church cemetery.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Jeanette Smith Parker
Jeanette Smith Parker, 66, of Calabash, N.C., died on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.
Born on Feb. 28, 1950, in Columbus County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Johnnie Coval Ward and Vinnie Ward.
She was predeceased by three siblings, Jessie Ward, Kenny Ray Ward and Linda Evans.
Mrs. Parker and her husband, Donald, were co-owners of Shelia’s Country Kitchen in Calabash.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Parker; two sons, Jeff Smith of Calabash and Mickey Smith of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; two step-children, Wendy Bennett (Dale) of Calabash and Donnie Parker (Terri) of North Myrtle Beach; two brothers, John Ward of Nakina, N.C., and Freddie Ward of Old Dock, N.C.; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church in Calabash. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., served the family.

Brett Lawrence Pettit
Brett Lawrence Pettit, 42, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, after a long, hard fought illness, which he battled and faced with courage and dignity.
Brett was born in Smithtown, Long Island, N.Y., on Oct. 26, 1974.
Having worked in the theater industry from the age of 14, he was proficient in all aspects of the business.  As an adult he worked for United Artist on Long Island, IMAX in Myrtle Beach and Rave Theatres in Alabama and Arkansas. His last upper management position was as east coast regional manager for West Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida and South Carolina. He managed all theaters from New Jersey to West Virginia to Florida.  He designed theaters, a restaurant and a bowling alley in New Jersey. He found land in Conway and Murrells Inlet for the Frank Theatres Company and oversaw the construction to completion. He was a great asset to all of the above.
Brett was also instrumental in the planning, opening and operations of Winning Ways Video Games on Highway 9 in Little River.
He is survived by his parents, Kathy and Frank Pettit; his long-time companion and friend, Jeff Hale; one sister, Christine Pettit, and her two sons, Christopher and Corey Braverman, all of South Carolina; one brother, Kenny Pettit, and his son, Samy; one brother, Glenn Pettit, and his sister-in-law, Katy Pettit, and their children, Kyle Pettit and Michaela Pettit, all of Long Island; and one uncle, Thomas Koziol and his wife Suzanne Koziol of Maggie Valley, N.C.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to http://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-brett-pettit.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Dwight C. Shelton
Dwight C. Shelton, 77, of Little River died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Oct. 30, 1939, in Crossett, Ark., he was the son of the late Dwight and Clara Neighbors Shelton.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Hancock Shelton of Little River; one son, Sean Shelton, and grandson, Colby, both of Augusta, Ga.; and one brother, Bill Shelton of Crossett.
A memorial service was held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Buck Creek Baptist Church in Longs. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church Store House, 11483 N. Hwy. 905, Longs, S.C. 29568 or McLeod Hospice, 4000 Hwy. 9 E., Little River, S.C. 29566.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Connie Viers Stiltner
Connie Viers Stiltner, 71, of Loris, formerly of Myrtle Beach, died on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Dec. 15, 1945, in Grundy, Va., she was the daughter of the late Ellis and Irene Smith Viers.
Mrs. Viers was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach where she was the pianist and was active in all the youth groups.
Survivors include three sons and their spouses, Robert and Casey Stiltner of Loris, Jeff and Patty Stiltner of Abingdon, Va., and David and Cindy Stiltner of Clarksville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Pastor Bill Elliot Stiltner, who passed away on Aug. 20, 2015.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Nina Ree Suggs
Nina Ree Suggs, 82, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence.
Born on Oct. 10, 1934, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Hiram Hathaway Suggs and the late Beulah Mae Powell Suggs.
Ms. Suggs worked as a secretary with Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company and was a longtime member of Greenwood Baptist Church in Florence.
Survivors include two brothers, Ronald Suggs and his wife Linda of Effingham and Legrande Suggs of Wilmington, N.C.; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by seven brothers, Thomas Suggs, Herschel Suggs, Clio Suggs, Bobby Suggs, Wilbur Suggs, Histon Suggs and Brooks Suggs; and two sisters, Myrtle Booth and Ina Pearl Floyd.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jimmie Suggs and the Rev. Johnny McDaniels officiating. Committal services followed at Princeville Cemetery in Loris. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 26, 2017 EDITION

Patricia Louise Bava
Patricia Louise Bava, 87, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at home after a brief illness.
Born on June 23, 1929, in Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Virginia Shea.
Mrs. Bava grew up in California and attended Marin County Junior College. Since retiring to North Myrtle Beach, she led a very busy life of volunteering in her community. She was an active member / officer of the North Myrtle Beach Republican Club; Mobile Meals of the North Strand; Ladies Guild of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, serving also as Eucharistic Minister; and Pilot Club. She was recognized as Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year by Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Mrs. Bava loved to dance with Bob at The Surf Club and was an avid bridge player.  She travelled extensively, entertained her friends often and loved life.
She is survived by the love of her life and husband of 65 years, Robert Bava; one son, Richard (Debbie) of Edison, N.J.; one daughter, Shari O’Neill (Frank), Northport, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Inurnment followed immediately at the parish columbarium.
Memorials may be made to Mobile Meals of the North Strand, P.O. Box 4323, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Shirley M. Bradshaw
Shirley M. Bradshaw, 80, of Longs went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, after a brief illness.
Born on Aug. 31, 1936, in Elkwood, Va., she was the daughter of the late Robie and Irene Pound Whitlock.
Mrs. Bradshaw was a bank manager for many years from which she later retired. She attended Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 57 years, Ray Bradshaw; two brothers, Clyde Whitlock and Roy Whitlock; four sisters, Thelma Rankin, Catherine Colvin, Eva Peck and Mary Salgado.
The family received friends from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Lee Funeral Home.  Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, in the chapel at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 6th Ave., S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Judson Benjamin Cox
Judson Benjamin Cox, 71, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.
Born on Sept. 4, 1945, in Horry County, he was the son of Thelma Cox Joyner and the late Henson Berry Cox Sr.
In addition to his father he was predeceased by one daughter, Kelly Anne Cox.
Mr. Cox was a member of Loris First Presbyterian Church in Loris and worked with Santee Cooper for 30 years.  He was also a member of the Omar Shiners and Goofy Golfers. He was an avid fisherman.
In addition to his mother of Conway, survivors include his wife of 35 years, Pat Cox of Loris; one daughter, Angel Bryan of Pawleys Island; two grandchildren, Beau Bryan and Henry Bryan, both of Pawleys Island; one brother, H.B. Cox Jr. and his wife Marie of Conway; two sisters, Patsy Ray and her husband Howard and Tammy McDowell and her husband Jimmy, all of Conway; one sister-in-law, Lou Goodwin of Conway; one brother-in-law, Grady “Bubba” Jenkins of Myrtle Beach; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
Graveside funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, at Mt. Herman Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. John Holmes officiating. The family received friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the services.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

George W. Eichler
George W. Eichler, 88, of North Myrtle Beach died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at his home.
Born on April 23, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the only child of George and Rose Melius Eichler.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Spoehrer Eichler.
Survivors include one daughter, Lynne Netschke (Gordon) of Concord, Ohio; one son, George Eichler Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; three grandchildren, Gordon Netschke (Tanya) of Avon, Ohio, Kristen Wheeler (Andrew) of Powell, Ohio, and Megan Caruso (Tony) of Chicago, Ill.; four great-grandchildren, Blake Netschke, Reagan Netschke and Harper Netschke, all of Ohio, and Sebastian George of Chicago; one special cousin and his wife Russell and Karen Melius of New York; two nieces; his present wife, Darlene Bays Eichler, and her four children, Rebecca Forbes (Ryan) of Michigan, Robin Sims of Georgia, John E. Huddle III of Marion, N.C., and Christopher (Shawna) of Huddle, W.V.; nine step-grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason), Heather Ingram, John H. Planer (Holly), Vanessa (Daniel) Milliman, Joshua Forbes, Ashley Huddle, Sarah Van Camp (Kyle) and Michael (Deborah) Huddle and Tucker Bishop; and nine great-step-children, Jason Addison Jr., Justin Addison, John Douglas, Sebastian Ingram, Julian Ingram, Reagan Planer, Ethan Milliman, Danika Milliman and Zane Milliman.
Mr. Eichler graduated from New York University.  He began what would be a career in the insurance industry but he was drafted into the Army during the Korean Crisis. After serving his two years he returned to New York to work for INA as a claims adjuster.  He retired from the company, now known as CIGNA after 31 years. He moved to North Myrtle Beach in 1987. He was a great fan of jazz and the big bands. He served as an usher at Ebbet’s Field as a teenager. He was known for his knowledge of antique cars especially Corvettes and Thunderbirds. He belonged to several car clubs in the area at different times. He served as president of the Chicora Antique Car Club. He was an usher at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach and was active in the men’s group. He had an infectious smile and outgoing personality. He will be missed by many.
The family would like to thank Mercy Hospice and their caring staff. Many thanks to Home Health Care workers, especially Felicia Causey, Peggy Jo Ward and Holly Uzum.  Our heartfelt appreciation to our friends and family who helped us through these rough times.
A celebration of life took place on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.  Inurnment followed in the church columbarium. A reception followed in the parish hall.
Memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Endowment Fund, Mercy Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
McMillian-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Everette Wayne Fowler Sr.
Everette Wayne Fowler Sr., 85, of Loris died on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Loris Rehab Nursing Center in Loris.
Born on Oct. 26, 1931, in Loris, he was the son of the late Harvey Wright Fowler and Gwendolyn Fowler. He was the widower of Nellie Strickland Fowler.
Mr. Fowler was a farmer. He was retired from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).
Survivors include two sons, John (Christy) Fowler and Everette “Rette” (Mandy) Fowler Jr., all of Loris; one brother, Buddy Fowler of Charlotte, N.C.; and five grandchildren Kaylie, Dawson, Hunter, Savannah and Zackary.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Loris. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Horry County Firefighter Relief Fund, P.O. Box 3024, Conway, S.C. 29528 or to Patriot Hospice, 1008 Third Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.
Send messages to the family at www.inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Betty P. ‘Jeannie’ Garrett
Betty P. ‘Jeannie’ Garrett, 73, of Longs passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Lower Cape Fear Mercy Hospice House in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on June 21, 1943, in Newport News, Va., she was the daughter of the late Gene and Thelma Proffitt.
In addition to her parents, Jeannie was predeceased by one sister, Pamela Queen.
Mrs. Garrett was a proud military wife for the 20 years of Bill’s service in the U.S. Air Force, during which they lived in Florida, California, Okinawa, Italy and Spain. She made a loving home for her family no matter where they were in the world and enthusiastically embraced the culture and history of the countries in which they lived. Upon her husband’s retirement from the Air Force in 1989, she moved to High Point, N.C., where she had graduated from High School in 1963. While back in High Point, she became involved with the North Carolina Special Olympics via the Guilford County Workshop where she assisted with developmentally disabled adults. The Special Olympians were her heart, and she created and maintained life-long friendships with many athletes and fellow coaches. In 2006 Bill and Jeannie settled in Longs, where thanks to her generous heart and sweet smile, she quickly formed a circle of lady friends through the Red Hat organization and later added more dear friends after joining Grace Christian Fellowship in Little River. These friends and church family have been invaluable in the past couple years as Jeannie faced many health challenges. Her faith was paramount and as was her belief, she is surely in Heaven, relieved of all the physical challenges she suffered more recently in her life.
She is survived by the love of her life and husband of 47 years, Frank “Bill” Garrett; one daughter, Robin; four grandchildren, Amy, Sophie and Eli, all of St. Henry, Ohio, and Meghan of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one great-granddaughter and the sunshine of her life for the past 11 months, Chloe; and one sister, Susan Collier of Decatur, Ga.
A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, at Grace Christian Fellowship at 1223 Hwy. 57 N. in Little River with visitation following in the Life Center.
Memorials may be made to North Carolina Special Olympics, 2200 North Gateway Centre Blvd., Morrisville, N.C. 27560 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Hilton L. Gause
Hilton L. Gause, 79, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.
Born on May 3, 1937, in Loris, he was the son of the late Alton and Bertha Gause.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, William Joseph Gause, Tommy Gause and Donald Gause.
Mr. Guase was a devoted husband and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was loved by all who knew him. He was a “jack of all trades” and enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Helen M. Gause of North Myrtle Beach; one son, Roy William Hodges of Hampton, Va.; three grandsons, William Leroy Hodges (Natalie) of Wilmington, N.C., Zander Ryan Hodges of Hampton and Connor Steven Dennis of Columbia; two brothers, Billy W. Gause and Troy L. Gause, both of Loris; two sisters, Alberta Boruta of Loris and Faye Hancock of North Myrtle Beach; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Conway with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Burial followed in the Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 6907 Hwy. 905, Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Pensalee Harrelson
Pensalee Harrelson, 87, of Loris died on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at Regency Hospital in Florence.
Born on Oct. 12, 1929, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Julia Glendora Stevens Powell. She was the widow of Vernon Vertis Harrelson.
She is survived by six cousins, Anthony Fowler of Loris, Patricia Fowler Jackson of Green Sea, Glenda Hodges Mott of Loris, Barbara Harrelson of Loris, Wendy Parker of Aynor and Diane Bellamy of Loris; and other special nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at Dogwood Hill Baptist Church in Loris.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is serving the family.

Joyce Biggs Hill
Joyce Biggs Hill, 69, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 24, 1947, in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Euphola Biggs of Columbia.
Mrs. Hill loved life and she loved the Lord. She attended Columbia High School and graduated in the Class of 1965.
She is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Jonathan Michael Hill; one sister, Susan (Gary) Walsh of Columbia; one brother, Joe Biggs of Columbia; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Dolores Hill Jr. of Columbia; one daughter, Jan (David) Smith of Blythewood; one son, Jim (Jen) Mishoe of Charlotte, N.C.; one step-son, David Hill of Raleigh, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Cynthia (DJ) Nelson of Warner Robins, Ga.; and three grandchildren, Parker Smith, Abby Smith and James Cameron Mishoe.
A memorial service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at the First Baptist Church at 1306 Hampton St. in Columbia. Dr. Bob Lee, senior pastor, Huguenot Baptist Church in North Chesterfield, Va., will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice, 1318 Third 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.

Johnnie Jones
Johnnie Jones, 69, of Loris passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Premier Living & Rehab Center in Lake Waccamaw, N.C.
Born on March 27, 1947, in Loris, he was the son of the late Curtis Jones and the late Elizabeth Luvine Hodge Jones.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Debra “Debbie” Carroll Jones.
Mr. Jones retired as a farmer and was a member of Valley Forge Baptist Church.
Survivors include his companion, Ivadeen Allen of Aynor; one daughter, Stephanie Dawn Jones and her husband Marty of Clover; one brother, Jimmy Jones of Wallace, N.C.; one sister, Bonnie Faye Jones of Clinton, N.C.; two step-sons, Wendell Phipps and Michael Anderson, both of Aynor; and one step-daughter, Linda Lewis and her husband Richard of Loris.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Live Oak Cemetery with Pastor Randy Baker officiating. Visitation was held for one-half hour prior to the service at Live Oak Cemetery.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Carol Grey Norris
Carol Grey Norris, 77, of Longs passed away on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.
 Born on Oct. 3, 1939, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late A.T. and Eva Mae Soles.
Mrs. Norris’ greatest joy and the love of her life was her family.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Jackie Paul Norris; one son, Tony Michael Norris; one brother, Grover Keith Soles; and two sisters, Nancy Long and Clara Suggs.
Survivors include three children, Jacqueline Carol Norris of Shallotte, N.C., Gregory Jack Norris (Ulrike Tina) of Longs and Kitty Renee Norris of Little River; seven grandchildren, Frankie Renee Jernigan, Caleb Dewayne Jernigan, Pamela Lynn Norris, Ava Katerina Norris, Kirsten Reni Norris, Crystal Norris, Tonya Norris and Heather Davis; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Faye Watts and Jackie Nell Ward (Pete).
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at Living Water Baptist Church in Longs with the Rev. Lebron Crisp officiating. Entombment will follow in the Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Loris.
Memorials may be made to Living Water Baptist Church, 1569 Hwy. 9, Longs, S.C. 29568.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Raymond P. Workman
Raymond P. Workman, 76, of North Myrtle Beach went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.
Mr. Workman was born in Trimble, Ohio, a son of the late Robert J. Workman and Ada Workman.
In addition to his father he was predeceased by his loving wife, Peggy; and one son, Christopher.
Mr. Workman was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.
In addition to his mother survivors include one brother, Bruce (Charlene) Workman; one sister, Katrina (Sam) Harris; one niece whom he loved as a daughter, Stephanie Wilhelm (Wayne Burnhauser); one sister-in-law, Joyce Wilhelm; one brother-in-law, Jimmy Day; and two sisters-in-law, Dinah Harrelson and Wanda Godwin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial followed at Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Longs.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9909.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 19, 2017 EDITION

Virginia Marie Deuker
Virginia Marie Deuker, 88, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
She now has no pain and is in heaven with her grandson, Patrick Bowen.
Born on Nov. 14, 1928, in Shreve, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Clete and Kathryn (Moser) Hensel.
Mrs. Deuker was retired from the former Farm and Fleet Store in New Philadelphia, where she worked for 25 years, was a member of the Union Hill United Methodist Church at Sugarcreek and Ebenezer United Methodist Church at Loris.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Deuker, whom she married on Nov. 18, 1946; two children, Ken (Lori) Deuker of Loris and Connie (Ken) Young of Navarre; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gene (Vina) Hensel, Bill (Buelah) Hensel and Bob (Rita) Hensel, all of Strasburg; three sisters, Wanda (Dave) Wells of Columbus, Carol (Kenny) Murphy of Dover and Dianna (Jim) Harper of Strasburg; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Longs with Pastor Gary Richardson officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at Ebenezer United Methodist Church.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Emma ‘Jane’ Grimm
Emma “Jane” Grimm, 89, of Little River passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at home after a short illness.
Born on March 19, 1927, in Woodside, Nicholson Township, Pa., she was the daughter and youngest child of the late Charles S. Honsaker and Nellie Springer Honsaker.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Robert W. Honsaker and C. Maxwell Honsaker; and one sister, Dorothy L. Smith.
Mrs. Grimm married Charles E. Grimm in 1972 and they were married for nearly 36 years until his death in 2009.
She is survived by seven nieces and nephews, William (Edie) Honsaker, Charles (Betty) Honsaker, Linda (Calvin) Borden, Shelley (Dave) Smith, Wayne Smith, Deborah Honsaker and David (Debbie) Honsaker.
A graduate of Georges Township High School, Mrs. Grimm worked as a secretary in the Uniontown, Pa., area.  Upon retirement, she and Charles moved to Calabash, N.C. Recently she was a resident at Summit Place in Little River. She was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach and the Daughters of the American Revolution, Great Meadows chapter.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Summit Place for their loving and attentive care of their aunt.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
Memorials may be made to the Deacon Fund at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Evelyn Hood Jones
Evelyn Hood Jones, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at home from an apparent heart attack.
She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Thomas (2001), and her brothers Harold (2016) and Neil (1994). Tom and Evelyn have two children, Kelly Jones Gabriele (husband Bobby) and Jeffrey Jones, and one grandchild, Dominick.
Mrs. Jones was the second child of Arthur and Ruby Hood, born in Lenoir, N.C., in 1933.
At age nine, she contracted a rare form of polio that attacks the brain stem. For nearly a full year, she was quarantined at Charlotte’s Memorial Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., in an iron lung, also undergoing a new therapy called the Sister Kinney treatment, which saved her life.
After high school, Mrs. Jones studied secretarial services at Lenoir-Rhyne College and later moved to Charlotte, working for Allstate Insurance. In Charlotte, she met Tom Jones, a native of Shelby, N.C., on a blind date. They went dining and dancing at Charlotte’s El Morocco Club. She later said, “Tom was the second best dancer I ever danced with.”  They danced almost every night together, marrying in 1958.
Tom and his business partner Carroll Presnell founded Tom Carroll Studios behind Ivey’s department store in downtown Charlotte. Tom took pictures and sold them, Carroll built cameras and developed the film, and Evelyn ran the front desk. Eventually, they pioneered photography shops and baby picture services nationally in chain stores including: Belk, Montgomery Ward and Kmart. The resulting company, Jones and Presnell Studios, had locations all throughout North America.
Once Mrs. Jones’ children were born, she became a full time mother.
From a young age, she was a voracious reader, on a first name basis with all the librarians. She also volunteered at Charlotte Presbyterian Hospital and enjoyed singing and traveling with the “Sweet Adelines”.
Evelyn and Tom moved to Myrtle Beach in 1998, the year their grandson Dominick was born. Tom passed away in 2001.
Mrs. Jones was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, attended Community Bible Study and was an active member of the Life Together Bible Study Class. She loved her ODPC church family and often spoke of how thankful she was for such a smart, compassionate and authentic group of people who love the Lord.
Mrs. Jones will be remembered for her deep, enduring love of family and her classy, gracious, witty and wise personality.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow in the LFLC.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Deacon’s Fund at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
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Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Richard Farrell Kruger
Richard Farrell Kruger, 80, of Little River died on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 15, 1936, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late William (Bill) and Dorothy Suggs Kruger.
Mr. Kruger was an avid golfer and a member of Bay Tree Golf Club, The Surf Club and served as president of the HOA of Paradise Island for 14 years.
He was better known as “Pop Pop” and leaves behind three beloved grandchildren and he will forever and always be in their hearts and minds.  They will forever cherish the fond memories of their “Pop Pop”.   
Mr. Kruger started his company some 40 years ago.  His hard work and determination truly built the foundation of Kruger Ltd. From day one he was dedicated to meeting the needs of his customers in both the wholesale and distribution business, including devoting much of his time and effort as a sales representative for numerous companies over the years. Not only did he develop a professional business relationship with his customers but also a personal bond with most. He will dearly be missed by his family, friends and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Rita Wheeler Kruger; two sons, Joseph “Joe” Kruger and Richard “Rick” Kruger; one daughter, Kristine Kruger Huffstetler; two brothers, William Kruger and James Kruger; three sisters, Barbara Roberts, Lynn Herzing and Shelly Kruger; and three grandchildren, Hannah Kruger, Davis Huffstetler and Lanah Kruger.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216 or the American Diabetes Association, 107 W. Park Blvd., Suite 220, Columbia, S.C. 29210.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Leisa Ellen Page
Leisa Ellen Page, 57, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Sept. 25, 1959, in Jacksonville, Fla., she was the daughter of Roger Earl Lovett and the late Roylyn Parrish Lovett.
Mrs. Page was a member of Lake Swamp Baptist Church in Loris. She loved spending time with her family at White Lake, N.C. She was always thankful to Mama Shirley Porter who became a mother to her after the death of her own mother.
In addition to her father of Green Sea, she is survived by her husband, Dan Page of Loris; two sons, Jerrod Lovett (Jennifer) of Nichols and Shawn Neubert of Shallotte, N.C.; two brothers, Christopher Lovett (Angie) and David Lovett, both of Green Sea; three sisters, Donna Causey (Dale) of Conway, Laura Ard (Charlie) of Loris and Leslie Wallace (Michael) of Green Sea; three grandsons, Braylan Neubert of Shallotte, Auron Moore and Gavin Moore, both of Nichols; one granddaughter, Shaelyn Lovett of Nichols; her mother-in-law, Shirley Porter of Loris; and her baby, Sparky.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Mathew officiating.  Burial will follow in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 12, 2017 EDITION

David Scott Barnhart
David Scott Barnhart, 51, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016.
Born on June 28, 1965, in Atlanta, Ga., he was the son of William S. “Bill” and the late Barbara Jean Divers Barnhart, who predeceased him in 2008.
In addition to his father he is survived by his step-mother, Carolyn Murray of Little River; two brothers, Mark (Lea Ann) and Steven (Tami) of North Myrtle Beach; one niece, Laura of Lincoln, Neb.; several aunts and uncles; many cousins; and innumerable friends.
At the time of his passing Mr. Barnhart was employed by Stock Components as a structural engineer. He graduated from Apex (NC) High School in 1983. Throughout his life he was a musician, starting off as a clarinetist and changing to drums. Before becoming a member of several country/rock and rock bands in both Carolinas and Tennessee (where he was a musicians’ union member and performed professionally). He sang in the family gospel group with his parents and brothers in churches in Maryland, West Virginia and North Carolina and played the drums. He made many friends throughout his life, and most remained friends until his passing. He had an infectious sense of humor and was always ready to share a good laugh.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the funeral home.
A later memorial service and burial will be held in Ravenswood, W.V. It will be scheduled in the spring.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Richard Ashley Black Sr.
Richard Ashley Black Sr., 67, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at his home.
His 10 year battle with Multiple System Atrophy is over.  The victory is won.
Born on Jan. 4, 1949, in Clemson, he was the son of the late John B. “Jake” and Fannie Mae Ashley Black.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his father-in-law, Boyd W. Sanders Sr.; and one brother-in-law, Boyd W. “Buddy” Sanders Jr.
Mr. Black was a graduate of Clemson University, Class of 1971 where he was a proud member of the Kappa Alpha (KA) Fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves during the Vietnam Era and was honorably discharged as captain.  He was past president of the Myrtle Beach High School Booster Club, past president of the Grand Strand Sertoma Club and past director of the Loris Omar Shriners.
Mr. Black was a member of Loris Masonic Lodge #205 AFM and was an insurance broker for over 35 years.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary Jo Sanders Black; two sons, John Boyd Black and his wife Holly and Richard Ashley Black II  and his wife Nichole; five grandchildren, Britton Kayla Black, Jacob Walker Black, Caitlyn Ashley Black, Bailey Nichole Black and Carter Austin Black; one sister, Florence “Flossie” Delle Bonner (Frank) of Shelby, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Mary A. Sanders of Chester; one sister-in-law, Betty Dove Sanders of Chester; three nieces, Kelly Sanders Yelvington (John) of Chester, Alison Bonner Dalton (Kevin) of Charlotte, N.C., and Florence Bonner Crawford (Brent) of Fort Myers, Fla.; and one nephew, Bryan Wayne Sanders of Chester.
Visitation was held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at Loris First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at Loris First Baptist Church with Dr. Louis Venable officiating. Burial followed at Holly Hill Cemetery with military honors and Masonic rites. Visitation was held for one and one-half hours prior to the services at the church fellowship hall.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Chuck Mills and to Heartland Hospice for their excellent care.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605 or Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Christine Marie Golemme Caesar
Christine Marie Golemme Caesar, 95, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on July 27, 1921, in Far Rockaway, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Golemme and the late Louise Golemme.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Frank Caesar; four brothers; and one sister.
Mrs. Caesar was a homemaker and a Catholic.
Survivors include her two daughters, Louise Carbone and Carol Ihde, both of Loris; four grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Michael Constantine Cockinos
Michael Constantine Cockinos, 88, of Little River and of Michael C. Cockinos Appraisals passed away on Monday Jan. 2, 2017, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 26, 1928, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Constantine Michael and Irene Zapetis Cockinos.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Frank Cockinos, who died in August 2012.
Mr. Cockinos graduated Central High School in Charlotte, N.C., and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C. A veteran, he joined the army and served in Korea. He was highly regarded in the community and active in the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) and the Greek Orthodox Church, including St. John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach.
After achieving top salesperson status at Western Auto in Charlotte in the 1960s, Mr. Cockinos moved into real estate sales, became a broker and launched his own firm. He also invested in commercial and residential properties in the greater Charlotte area. He moved to Myrtle Beach in the mid-80s and continued his real estate company, eventually specializing in appraisals, working with bankers, contractors and developers, as well as individuals. At the time of his death, he owned rental properties throughout the Myrtle Beach area. He was retired.
Survivors include three sisters, Mary Cockinos Catismatides, Happy Cockinos and Petsa Cockinos Schwartz, as well as his many nieces and nephews who greatly adored him.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, at Saint John’s Greek Orthodox Church with Father Angelo Pappas officiating. The family greeted friends at the church following the service.
Burial was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at Bethany Cemetery in Charleston.
Memorials may be made to Saint John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 3301 33rd Ave. Ext., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

John Donnie ‘Don’ Cox Sr.
John Donnie “Don” Cox Sr., 93, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at home.
Born on April 4, 1923, in Tabor City, he was the son of the late John Graddie and Mary Caroline Gore Cox.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one bother, L.B. Cox; and two sisters, Faustina Williamson and Ruby Cox.
Mr. Cox was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served during World War II as a gunner on a battleship. He was a longtime tobacco farmer and an avid deer hunter. He was always willing to lend a hand to a fellow neighbor or friend in need. He will be missed by his companion and his chihuahua Moses. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Cynthia “Sandy” Marie Cox of Tabor City; five children, Brenda Cox Gore (Paul Jr.) and John “Johnny” Donnie Cox Jr. (Cookie), all of Tabor City, Cynthia Darlene Cox Brice (Jeffrey) of Myrtle Beach, Frank Grady Cox (Elaine) of Longs and Donna Marie Cox Sarvis (Wayne) of Loris; one sister, Mavis Butler Coleman of Durham, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, Darren Gore (Kim), Don Gore (Pam), Chris Cox (Pam), C.J. Cox (Gail), Anna Cox, Jenny Mulcahy (Jason), Landon Brice (Dana), Lauren Brice, Jason Cox, Steven Cox and Josh Sarvis; and 13 great-grandchildren, Cole Gore, Caroline Gore, Cade Gore, Jessica Gore, Steven Cox (Bethany), Delanie Cox, Kristen Cox, Ethan Cox, Zack Cox, Morgan Cox, Clay Cox, Riley Mulcahy and Taylor Mulcahy.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Haywood Fowler officiating. Committal services, with military honors, followed in Cox Cemetery. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Columbus County Humane Society, P.O. Box 742, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Derick Eugene Dobbs
Derick Eugene Dobbs, 36, of Camden passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.
Born on Aug. 17, 1980, in Morehead, Ky., he was the son of Larry Eugene Dobbs and Kathy Dobbs McCoy.
Mr. Dobbs was a graduate of Camden High School Class of 1998.
He is survived by two sons, Travis and Karson Dobbs; his mother, Kathy Dobbs McCoy (Terry) of North Myrtle Beach; his father, Larry Eugene Dobbs of Whitesburg, Ky.; one brother, Stephen Dobbs; his partner in life, Samantha J. Agnew; two step-sisters, Kayla McCoy Brown and Allison Dobbs; and four step-brothers, Philip McCoy, Shane McCoy, Matt Dobbs and Taylor Dobbs.
A visitation to celebrate his life was held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. At 7 p.m. Stephen Dobbs read a poem to honor his brother.
Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
Kornegay Funeral Home of Camden served the family.

Frank Martinez Foronda
Frank Martinez Foronda, 78, of Little River died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, with his adored wife, Ila Jean “I.J.” Hurley, by his side.
Mr. Foronda was a passionate spokesman for veteran’s issues and recipient of the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars.
Mr. Foronda was a Sargeant Major retired from an illustrious U.S. Army career that spanned 30 years. He will be buried with full military honors at Whiteville Memorial Cemetery in Whiteville, N.C. He served multiple tours of duty all over the world including three in Vietnam.
He was awarded the Silver Star for extraordinary bravery in Vietnam when, on March 20, 1970, he pulled wounded U.S. soldiers to safety after their firebase was overrun with Viet Cong. He and his unit retook the area the next morning.
His proudest achievement during his army career, he said, was his ability to guide soldiers from different ethnic and economic backgrounds to work as a team and rise above racial differences.
Among his numerous other awards are the Legion of Merit, Combat Infantry Badge, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Occupational Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and Joint Services Commendation.
Son of a migrant farm worker, Foronda, who spoke four languages, was equally proud of his work on behalf of veterans, lobbying members of Congress and the Senate on issues ranging from disability benefits to healthcare. He worked as a veteran’s employment counselor for the North Carolina Employment Security Commission from 1988 to 2003.
“I felt it was my duty to let my elected officials know that someone cared about the problems of people who had served their country,” he often said.
Born on Jan. 24, 1938, in Davenport, Calif., he was the son of Francisco U. Foronda, a Filipino farm worker, and Frances Martinez, a housewife.
He was the oldest of four children. He was only five when his mother died tragically. “Paco” as he was called, was raised by his father, a man of strong family values.
Mr. Foronda married Virginia Gayle Collier of Whiteville and the two had one daughter, Lori Ellen. Their union lasted 37 years, until her death.  After 30 years and retired, he decided to enter the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, N.C., where he earned a BA in history in 1988. Always on the go, he loved movies, dancing, going out to dinner, fishing and football (both college and the NFL).
Gregarious, yet unafraid to express his opinions, Foronda viewed the world through the lens of a military man, expressing the hope that his two grandsons would grow up valuing “God, country and family.”
Influenced by multiple tours of duty, drawn to the people he met along the way and hungry to learn, the outgoing army officer spent time in places ranging from Germany to Japan to Saudi Arabia. Along with English and Spanish, he became fluent in Arabic and German by soaking up the local culture and taking language classes through the Department of Defense.
Before retiring from the Army in 1986, Mr. Foronda served as senior enlisted advisor to a National Guard brigade in Chicago, Ill., the last five years at Shippensburg University, Pa., where he headed an ROTC detachment.
A lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Foronda served as commander of N.C. Post 8073 (1991 – 2002) and N.C. Department Hospital Chairman (2004-2009).  He belonged to Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart and was a charter member of Vietnam Veterans of American and the Combat Infantrymen’s Association, serving as the national membership officer (2006 – 2008).
He is survived by his loving wife, “I.J.” Hurley of Little River; his daughter, Lori Ellen Foronda Sloan and her husband Kevin Sloan, and grandson, Kristopher Gaskin, all of Sanford, N.C., and grandson Zachary Gaskin of Clarendon, N.C.; one sister, Victoria F. Russell of Norfolk, Va.; one granddaughter, Kimberly Thao of Albemarle, N.C.; one step-son, Kyle F. Blackmon and his wife Nancy, granddaughters, Lilley Grace and Bryn Elizabeth of Greenville, N.C.; and one step-daughter, Paige Blackmon of Little River.
He was predeceased by his brother, Richard M. Foronda, who passed away in 2006.
A graveside funeral is planned at Whiteville Memorial Cemetery, 1227 S. Madisoan St., Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
Visitation will be held after the funeral at the National Guard Armory, 929 Washington St., Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Veterans Memorial Park of Columbus County, P.O. Box 1003, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Laura W. Moore
Laura W. Moore, 93, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on March 1, 1923, in Syracuse, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John W. and Lillian Gibson Wood.
She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Lyle D. Moore.
Mrs. Moore is survived by three children, Bethany “Beth” A. Mastry, Gary G. Moore and David L. Moore; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, at King of Glory Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to King of Glory Lutheran Church, 805 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

William Carlyle Prince
William Carlyle Prince, 77, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on Sept. 2, 1939, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Joseph Carl and Cora Lee Harrelson Prince.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Fowler Prince of Tabor City; one son, Julian Lyle Prince of Wilmington, N.C.; one daughter, Bebe Miller of Leland, N.C.; one brother, Joseph Mitchell Prince; three sisters, Verlynn Stevens, Carolyn O’Quinn and Lynda Chipps, all of Tabor City; and three grandsons.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail Road, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Betty Clark Roberts
Betty Clark Roberts, 77, of Myrtle Beach died unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.
Born on Oct. 11, 1939, in Cross in Berkeley County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Lee Clark Sr. and the late Minnie Lee Garrett.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Jack Roberts; one brother, C. Lee Clark; two sisters, Ann Moore and Ines Hutto and her husband’s parents Roy Roberts and Reba Mackler; and two grandchildren, Brian Hart and Blake Abernethy.
Mrs. Roberts was a devoted Christian.
Known widely for her kind heart and gentle disposition, she was a favorite of friends, relatives and even neighborhood children. Her grandchildren loved sleepovers at “Nana’s”. Friends knew her as the “sweet lady.”
She married Jack Roberts of Myrtle Beach in 1954. She became a loving mother to Jack’s children, Jacquelyn and Roy. Betty and Jack had three daughters, Pat Roberts Hart of Goldsboro, N.C., Susan Roberts Field of Loris and Gail Roberts Morris of Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by three daughters, Pat, Susan and Gail; eight grandchildren, David Hart, Jack Hart, Ashley Davis, Charles Field, Jacob Morris, Oliver Morris, Lindsey Roberts Hosenfeld and Aftene Poston; and nine great-grandchildren, Miller Hart, Hanna Hart, Eden Hart, Haley Hart, Wesley Smith, Chloe Hart, Mackenzie Davis, Jeremiah Davis and Christian Davis.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery in Myrtle Beach.
Memorial donations may be made on Betty’s behalf to the National Kidney Foundation via their website at www.kidney.org.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ernest Dean Sharrer
Ernest Dean Sharrer, 69, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.
Born on Feb. 16, 1947, in Hendersonville, N.C., he was the son of the late Charles Henry and Helen Elaine Daniel Sharrer.
Mr. Sharrer was the owner and operator of Carolina Coast Construction and a member of Grace Christian Fellowship in Little River.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Cleda Echols Sharrer; two sons, Shannon Dean Sharrer and Nicholas Carl Sharrer; one daughter, Rana Deanette Harshbarger; six brothers, Harold Raymond Sharrer, Charles Allen Sharrer, Joseph Carl Sharrer, Stephen Stanley Sharrer, David Sharrer and Daniel Sharrer; one sister, Sally Suzanne Sharrer; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Grace Christian Fellowship, P.O. Box 948, Little River, S.C. 29566.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Grace Christian Fellowship.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Donald Scott Stanley
Donald Scott Stanley, 55, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at home.
Born on Sept. 2, 1961, in Roanoke, Va., he was the son of Donald J. Stanley and the late Beth McIntosh Stanley.
Mr. Stanley graduated from Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia and attended Ferrum College and later East Tennessee State. He loved to shoot pool, work in the yard and cheer on the Redskins.
Mr. Stanley will be greatly missed by his father, Donald J. Stanley; one sister, Lisa Stanley (Mike) Buchanan; partner-friend and sweetheart, Tina Tilghman; his cat, Tornado; and other family and friends.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at Lee Funeral Home. Inurnment was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to JDRF, Greater Blue Ridge Chapter, 3959 Electric Road, Suite 222, Roanoke, VA 24018.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 5, 2017 EDITION

Ann E. Boardwine
Ann E. Boardwine, 90, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 29, 1926, in Olive Branch, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Filas and Sally Staton Efird.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Boardwine; one step-son, Barry Boardwine; two step-daughters, Kimberly Clemons and Crystal Grant; one sister, Ruth Helms; and five step-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services and burial were held in Olive Branch directed by Morgan Funeral Home of Marshville, N.C.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Joseph S. Breznay
Joseph S. Breznay, 71, of Little River passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at home surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with a rare form of cancer.
Born on Nov. 27, 1945, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Joseph and Teresa Breznay.
In his earlier years, Mr. Breznay was an auxiliary police officer for North Ridgeville, had a great passion for cars and became president of a Corvette Club. He was actively involved in the community. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 25 years, before fulfilling his lifelong dream of moving to South Carolina.
Mr. Breznay took pride in everything he did, particularly his yard and home. He continued his passion for unique vehicles with the purchase of his Slingshot Motorcycle. His most enjoyable pastime was performing karaoke for family and friends where he became known in the community as the legendary “Sandman”.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 48 years, Karen Chapman Breznay; two cherished daughters, Natalie Kelley (Dan) and Celeste Rawlinson; six grandchildren, Erin, Autumn, Riana, London, Bryan and Karis; one great-grandson, Maxwell; and many close friends.
The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A prayer service was be held at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
Donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 172, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Joseph Wayne Ford
Joseph Wayne Ford, 75, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at home.
Born on Sept. 14, 1941, in Duford, he was the son of the late Rueben Asbury and Minnie G. Ford.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Muriel Cook.
Mr. Ford was a member of Glendale Baptist Church in Loris where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher and trustee.  He was a member of Gideons International and was a carpenter.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Verna Hardee Ford of Loris; one daughter, Sarah Ford (Sean Hodge) of North Myrtle Beach; two grandchildren, Christian A. Hodge and Teagyn E. Hodge, both of North Myrtle Beach; one brother, Dan Ford (Judy) of Loris; and one sister, Ann Charpia (George) of Summerville.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, at Glendale Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Dennis J. Holmes
Dennis J. Holmes, 82, of Longs passed away on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Grand Strand Healthcare following an extended illness.
Born on May 17, 1934, in Loris, he was the son of the late Dennie Birdie Holmes and the late Blanche Mabel Suggs Holmes.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Herman J. Holmes, Liston Billy Holmes and Hope Holmes; and two sisters, Reba H. Bell and Linda H. Drew.
Mr. Holmes served his country with courage and honor in the United States Air Force. After the military he worked with Lance Inc. until his retirement. Never one to sit idle, he opened the Farmers Daughter Country Kitchen soon thereafter in Myrtle Beach.
In his personal life, he was a member of Ocean View Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach and was an avid outdoorsman whose passions included fishing and nature watching. He was a Master Mason and longtime member of Loris Masonic Lodge #205 AFM and a faithful and dedicated member of the Omar Shrine Temple.
Survivors include one son, Greg Holmes of Longs; one daughter, Angela Dee Holmes of Myrtle Beach; and their mother, Phylis T. Holmes of Myrtle Beach; one special friend, Gayle Fowler of Mullins; one sister, Eula Jaye H. Collins of Loris; his beloved niece and nephew, Kathy Moore and Jimmy L. Bell; two sisters-in-law, Dolores Lineham Holmes of California and Irene Allen Holmes of Sumter; one brother-in-law, William H. Drew of Conway; and many loving extended family members.
Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Antioch Cemetery with Pastor Mack Hutson officiating and Masonic Rites conferred by Loris Lodge #205 AFM. The family received friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m. prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of your choice.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Martha Ann Welsh Murph
Martha Ann Welsh Murph, 77, of North Myrtle Beach and St. Pauls, N.C., passed away on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at home surrounded by her loved ones after a hard fought battle with cancer.
She was born on April 16, 1939.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Sonny (Spencer); three sons, Jeryl, David (Kathryn) and Tim (Crystal); one brother, Luckey (Libby); six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a host of friends including the lunch bunch; and her traveling buddies.
She will be dearly missed by all here but rejoices to be reunited with her parents and dear friend Helen.
There will be a celebration of life from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, at Fat Harold’s Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Dezzie Small
Dezzie Small, 96, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.
Born on Sept. 15, 1920, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Dick and Blanche Grainger Soles.
She was predeceased by her husband, Willie Douglas Small; five brothers; and two sisters.
Mrs. Small loved spending time in the outdoors and especially enjoyed gardening.  She was devoted to her family.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Rhodes of Loris and Wayne Small and his wife Alice of Tabor City, N.C.; two daughters, Linda Brown of Green Sea and Brenda Britt of Tabor City; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Bernice Prince of Conway and Inez Norris of Tabor City.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.  Burial followed in the Old Springfield Cemetery. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Maynard W. Walker
Maynard W. Walker, 95, of Little River passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at Veteran’s Victory House in Walterboro.
Mr. Walker was born on May 1, 1921.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth F. Walker, his parents and his brothers and sisters.
He is survived by two sons and two daughters, Marshall Walker of Marysville, Ohio, Debra (John) Thompson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Charlotte (Dean) Saunders of Columbus, Ohio, and Warren (Marcia) Walker of Little River; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Donations may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 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.

Sue Bunton Willard
Sue Bunton Willard of Little River passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016.
She was born Sue Alice Smith on April 5, 1935, in Bennettsville.
She is survived by her husband, William “Billy” Willard; five sons, Phillip Lynn Beaver, Wilson Page Beaver, Mark S. Beaver, Jimmy Lee Bunton Jr. and David Neil Bunton; and three grandchildren, Courtney Beaver Simmons, Ariel Beaver Hogue and Bryan Bunton.  
At this time the family is planning to have a memorial service in April at the Lutheran Chapel Church in China Grove, N.C.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.