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Obituaries

OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 1, 2016 EDITION

James H. ‘Jimi’ Brown
James H. “Jimi” Brown, 70, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Nov. 27, 1945, in Cary, Miss., he was the son of the late James Henry and Betty Lou Helton Brown.
Mr. Brown was a lifetime professional musician who toured the country and played with several bands along the Grand Strand.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Beverly Patterson Brown; three sons, Rob McClester, Matthew McClester and Dr. Dean Brown; three brothers, Larry Brown, Johnny Brown and Bobbe Brown; one sister, Sandy Brown Holman; and seven grandchildren, Tim McClester, Samuel McClester, Megan McClester, Rachel Huntley, Michael Huntley, Ahna Brown and Patterson Brown.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Little River United Methodist Church in Little River. The family received friends following the service.
Jimi’s Jam Night, a celebration of life, will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Jay’s in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Little River United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 160, Little River, S.C. 29566.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ronald Dean Bundy
Ronald Dean Bundy, 70, of Little River died on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Oct. 20, 1946, in Decatur, Ill., he was the son of Betty Cochran Bundy Camp and the late Donald Dean Bundy.
In addition to his mother and step-father, Dale Camp, he is survived by his wife, Sandra Nichols Bundy; two sons, Beau Bundy (Alice) and Brenton Bundy; one daughter, Brandi Rowsey (Tim); three brothers, Mike, Donnie and David; five sisters, Pam O’Neall (Marty), Kathy Camp, Sue Camp-Hoffman (Randy), Teresa Cravens and Gay Bundy; and six grandchildren, Reese, Josie, Sydney, Lillian, Cash and Justice.
A celebration of life was held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at VFW Post 10840 in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to VFW Post 10804, 111 Hwy. 57, 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.

Rose M. Yuskavage Drobish
Rose M. Yuskavage Drobish, 70, of Little River died peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at home surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on April 5, 1946, in White Haven, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Agnes Yuskavage.  
Mrs. Drobish attended St. Patrick’s Elementary School in White Haven and was a 1964 graduate of Crestwood High School in Mountain Top, Pa. After graduation, she worked at both Dana Perfumes and Eberhard Faber in the Crestwood Industrial Park. In 1991, she graduated from Luzerne County Community College with a registered nurse, RN, degree. Upon graduation, she began working at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on the medical/surgical unit of the fifth floor.
Mrs. Drobish loved being a nurse, and while the work was hard and tiring, caring for her patients was one of her greatest pleasures. After leaving hospital work, she found her true calling in caring for patients with rheumatoid arthritis at the John Heinz Rehabilitation Center.
In order to escape the Pennsylvania winters and enjoy retirement, she and her husband of 37 years, Thomas Drobish, moved to Little River in 2007. She took up golf, spent countless days lounging on Cherry Grove Beach or at the pool, tending to her roses, playing Bunko and participating in a book club with the many neighbors and friends she accumulated after her move. A devout Catholic, Mrs. Drobish was also a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She lived life to the fullest and anyone who knew her can definitely attest to her bright smile, fun spirit, caring heart, witty sense of humor and infectious laugh.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas; one daughter, Amy Wheless (Michael); one son, Mark Dotter; two sisters, Andrea Miller (Donald) and Carol Ramsey (John); her trusty companion, Molly the dog, her grandcat Grady, several cousins and countless friends.
A memorial service will take place at Lee Funeral Home and Crematory in Little River on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m.
A funeral mass of christian burial will take place at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Mountain Top at a later date.
In lieu of flowers make a donation to The Salvation Army (https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/how-you-can-help/contribute/financial) or The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach (http://www.humanesocietynmb.org/).
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Larry Grainger
Larry Grainger, 68, of Green Sea died on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at home.
Born on July 14, 1948, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of Iree West Grainger of Green Sea and the late Ralph Grainger.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by one brother, Bobby Grainger; and one sister, Peggy Blaylock.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons, Larry R. Grainger of Waterbury, Vt., and Eric Cox of Loris; two daughters, Candy Grainger of Maiden and Laura Grainger of Aynor; three sisters, Patricia Norris of Thomasville, N.C., Linda Poston of Tabor City, N.C., and Sylvia Hughes of Middlesex, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Bobby Detter III, Brandy Detter, Haylee Johnson and Hunner Johnson.
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, at Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Billy Wayne Hucks
Billy Wayne Hucks, 69, of Loris passed away suddenly on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.
Born on March 14, 1947, in Conway, he was the son of the late Oscar Kirby and Edna Josephine Todd Hucks.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Kenneth Hucks; and one sister, Amy Bell.
Mr. Hucks worked as a forester. He was a loving father and avid outdoorsman. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church in Conway. Mr Hucks was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include two children, Todd W. Hucks of Loris and Jesse W. Hucks of Columbia; three grandchildren, Eden J. Hucks of Nichols, Hunter L. Hucks and Jordan C. Hucks, both of Loris; two brothers, Charles E. Hucks of Conway and Russell C. Hucks of North Carolina; and two sisters, Betty Sue Carter of Conway and Alice Prince of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Good Hope Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. John Sullivan and the Rev. Ragsdale Allsbrook. Burial followed in  Woodlawn Cemetery. The family received friends at Goldfinch Funeral Home,  Conway Chapel, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28.
Memorials may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, 6101 Privetts Road, Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign the online guest register at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Peggy Yvonne Jordan Mincey
Peggy Yvonne Jordan Mincey, 70, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, N.C.
Born on Nov. 5, 1946, in New Hampshire, she was the daughter of the late Dale Jordan and the late Doris Sponagle Jordan.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one son, Darryl McLaughlin.
Mrs. Mincey was a beautician. She was a Baptist. She will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Survivors include her husband, Cecil L. Mincey of Tabor City; one son and one daughter, Brian McLaughlin and his wife Kelly of Summerville and Renee Munday and her husband Bill of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and their father, Eddie McLaughlin; two step-sons, Terrill Mincey of North Myrtle Beach and Curtis Kennedy of Kodak, Tenn.; her mother-in-law, Mary Kate Mincey Thompkins of Tabor City; one brother, Perry Jordan of Lakeland, Fla.; and eight loving grandchildren, Ryan Munday, Adam Munday, Maria Munday, Luke Munday, Jaqueline Wortman, Megan McLaughlin, Steve McLaughlin and Amanda McLaughlin.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Alice Chewning Rowles
Alice Chewning Rowles, 71, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 7, 1945, in Spotsylvania, Va., she was the daughter of the late Granville and Cathleen Chewning.
She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Lewis E. Rowles.
She is survived by two sons, Greg Rowles and his wife Brandee and Jeff Rowles and his wife Leanna; six brothers, Ralph, Mickey, Charles, Franklin, Alan and Gene Chewning; three sisters, Joyce Larson, Laura Emery and Sandy Rapp; seven grandchildren, Kelsey, Kody, Courtney, Jake, Hannah, Grayson and Ashton; and five honorary grandchildren, Corbin, Madison, Chance, Bryce and Carson.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Hebron Baptist Church in Spotsylvania.
In lieu of flowers 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.

Adam Cannon Strickland
Adam Cannon Strickland, 33, of Green Sea died on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at home.
Born on April 19, 1983, in Horry County, he was the son of Lyle and Gloria Dianne Brooks Strickland of Green Sea.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Cadence Rayne Strickland of Tabor City, N.C.; one brother, Jason L. Strickland (Heather) of Tabor City; three nieces, Summer, Monica and  Alayna; and three nephews, Jesse, London and Riley.
He was a member of Lake Swamp Baptist Church in Loris where he served as Sunday School director.
Visitation was held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Lake Swamp Baptist Church in Loris.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at Lake Swamp Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is serving the family.

Lloyd J. Thomas
Lloyd J. Thomas, 68, of Green Sea died on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at Kingston Nursing Center in Conway.
Born on April 17, 1948, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Louise Watson Thomas.
Mr. Thomas was a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife, Rachel Nealey Thomas of Green Sea; two sons, Rodney Thomas (Terris) of Lexington and Jeffrey Thomas (Jessica) of Green Sea; three brothers; two sisters; and four grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 24, 2016 EDITION

Albert ‘Biscoe’ Allsbrook Jr.
Albert “Biscoe” Allsbrook Jr., 83, of Loris died on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at his home.
Born on May 16, 1933, he was the son of the late Albert Biscoe and Wilma Anderson Allsbrook.
Mr. Allsbrook is survived by his wife, Marinelle Lilly Allsbrook; one son, Albert Biscoe Allsbrook III (Debbie); one daughter, Marilyn Allsbrook Cox (Tony); one step-son, Russell Brown (Leslie); one step-daughter, Henrinelle Brown Soles; one sister, Ella Allsbrook Boyd (Elton); three grandchildren, Albert Biscoe Allsbrook IV, Tony Keith Cox (Elizabeth); Elizabeth Cox Fulwood (Ryan); four step-grandchildren, Sydney Brown, Ryan Thurman, Courtney Guin Worchester (Justin), and Justin Guin; four great-grandchildren, Connor, Jabe, Emma and Eli; and two step great-grandchildren, Jada and Devin.  He was predeceased by his first wife of 34 years, Bobbie Hamilton Allsbrook; step-son, Ryan Brown;  and sister, Celeste Allsbrook Yon (Bobby).
He was an active member of Loris Presbyterian Church and a Mason.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Loris Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Loris Presbyterian Church, 5435 Main St., P.O. Box 425, Loris, S.C. 29569.    
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Bob M. Bishop
Bob M. Bishop, 86, of Little River died on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Sept. 25, 1930, in Travelers Rest, he was the son of the late George Troy and Nina Baker Bishop.
He was predeceased by his wives, Dixie, Jane and Hannah.
He is survived by one brother, Joe Bishop (Marion); one nephew, Troy “Bo” Bishop; five step-sons, Lee Bethel, Ronnie Reynolds, Jeff Reynolds, Bradley Markham and Michael Markham; and one step-daughter, Debra Osteen.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Little River United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends following the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Lucille Carol Bransfield
Lucille Carol Bransfield, 71, of Little River passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at home surrounded by her family and friends.
Born on Jan. 5, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Edith M. Lawrence and the late William K. Lawrence
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one son, Maurice J. Bransfield III; and her husband, Maurice J. Bransfield II.
Mrs. Bransfield was a talented hairdresser, co-owned a candy shop, an insurance agency and was a mortgage broker.  Recently she worked in retail sales. Her many talents include gourmet cooking and interior design.
She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by one daughter, Shawna L. Bransfield of North Myrtle Beach; one son, William K. Bransfield and his wife Michelle; three granddaughters, Alexandra and Samantha, both of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., Ashley L. DeMato and her husband Pete; one great-granddaughter, Ava of Myrtle Beach; three cousins, Priscilla, James and Aimee, all of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and many other dear relatives; three friends, Marge and Bob Wilke and Nancy Ginto; and many other dear friends, neighbors and co-workers.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lucille Bransfield Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1116, Little River, S.C. 29566.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcremtory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Jean Mary McGrath D’Auria
Jean Mary McGrath D’Auria, 68, of Longs passed away on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at her home.
Born on Dec. 8, 1947, in Nyack, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Anita Claire Murphy McGrath and the late James J. McGrath.
Mrs. D’Auria retired from the U.S. Postal Service in New Jersey prior to moving to South Carolina. She was a Catholic.
Survivors include her husband, John C. D’Auria of Longs.
No local services are planned at this time.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Dorothy Phillips Elliott
Dorothy Phillips Elliott, 83, of Green Sea died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at Loris Rehab and Nursing Center in Loris after an extended illness.
Born on June 18, 1933, she was the sixth of eight children born to the late Everette Phillips Sr. and the late Maggie Collins Phillips.
She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde Morgan Elliott; five brothers, Everette Phillips Jr. and his wife Vera, L.R. Phillips, Hoyt Phillips and his wife Mary, Harvey Phillips and Carson Phillips, who was killed in the Korean War; and two infant sisters, Lois and Josephine.
Mrs. Elliott was born and raised in the Oak Grove community of Horry County and continued to live there with her husband where they farmed together until his health failed. After her husband’s death, Mrs. Elliott worked at Arvin Meritor in Marion where she made many friends who loved her dearly.
Mrs. Elliott was a life-long member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where she enjoyed teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir. She served her Lord and His church faithfully as long as her health allowed. The life she lived was her testimony.
Mrs. Elliott leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Connie Elliott Meares; one granddaughter, Kimberly Beth; six great-grandchildren, Raven, Alex, Tiysan, Naszir Karsyn and Natalia Rae; one precious great-great-grandson, Jaxon; and many nieces and nephews who will remember “Aunt Dock” in many ways, but especially as a hardworking, Christian woman.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jerry Phillips officiating. The family received friends for one and one-half hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Committal services followed at Riverside Cemetery in Nichols.
The family requests that memorials be made in honor of Mrs. Elliott to the Fair Bluff Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 645, Fair Bluff, N.C. 28439, that was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Richard Brett English
Richard Brett English, 26, of Florence passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, in Coward.
Born on July 18, 1990, in Florence, he was the son of Cynthia Hardee Filyaw and Richard English.
Mr. English was predeceased by his grandfather, Jerry Hardee; and his grandmother, Dianne D. Jordan.
He worked as a painter and in construction. Mr. English was a Baptist.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Cynthia and Kelly Filyaw of Florence; his father, Richard English; one daughter, Angalee Nicole Mize of Spartanburg; his maternal grandparents, Myron and Terri Jordan of Loris; and his great-grandmother, Delessie D. Tyler of Loris.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Holly Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Chestnut officiating.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Herbert Wayne Fawcett
Herbert Wayne Fawcett, 96, of Loris passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on June 11, 1920, in Utica, Ohio, he was the son of the late George Walter Fawcett and the late Ella Adeline Hook Fawcett.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Thelma Augusta Jones Fawcett; and one son, Barry Fawcett.
Mr. Fawcett graduated from high school in 1936. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia University. His majors were music, drama, speech and English.
Mr. Fawcett served his country with courage and honor in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. During the war he worked on and piloted military gliders being towed from base to base across the United States.
He married Thelma Augusta Jones in 1961 and began to delve into his true passion, theater and the arts. He taught in high schools in Ohio and Michigan for 24 years and two of his pupils made it to Broadway. He had an immense appreciation for theater and was a highly sought after freelance stage director. He wrote numerous musicals, stage productions, operas and novels during his career, as well as acting, singing and set design in venues from Detroit to Carnegie Hall.
Upon retiring from teaching and community theatre after 30 years, he and Thelma settled in Florida, first Indian Harbour Beach and then Palm Bay where they lived for 21 years. There they were involved in Melbourne Civic Theatre and finally with Museum Downstage (Downstagers), which was formed by dear friend Gloria Dash and Wayne at the Melbourne Museum of Art and Science and is still thriving today.
He leaves behind his beloved friends of over half a century and home mates, Marlene and Arnold Gaspersohn and their daughter, Shelly (Wayne’s God daughter) and her children, Joshua, Lindey and Karleigh; his son, Danny Fawcett and grandson, Buzz Fawcett.
Upon moving to Loris, he attended Loris First Presbyterian Church where he always felt welcomed.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Loris First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Dr. Tim Osment officiating. The family received friends immediately following the service at the church.
Sign the online guest book at Hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Frankie Aubrey Gore
Frankie Aubrey Gore, 71, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, in  Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach from respiratory failure.
Born on Sept. 9, 1945, he was the son of the late Austin and Fannie Alene Fipps Gore.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Diana Causey.
Mr. Gore graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College. He was a Vietnam veteran who was wounded in combat. He earned both a purple heart and bronze star for his service before being honorably discharged. While he was in motel management for 20 plus years, he also started his own business from which he retired.
Mr. Gore will be greatly missed by his family. He was a loving father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend to many.
He is survived by his wife, Alanza Gore; three children, Kim Hudson (Jeff), Michelle Gore and Jason Gore (Michelle), all of North Myrtle Beach; two grandsons, Austin Hudson and Tanner Morrison; two sisters, Ina Pearl Soles (Junior) of Chadbourn, N.C., and Debbie Christine Mercer (Don) of Chadbourn; and one brother, Michael Gore of Loris.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, at Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

John MacKeller Hands
John MacKeller Hands, 83, of Little River died on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.
Born on May 6, 1933, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Donald Otto and Viva Ruth Brown Hands.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Donald and Leonhard.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Kathleen Griffin Hands; five children, Barbara Mix of Schenectady, N.Y., Michael Hands of Balston Spa, N.Y., J. Matthew Hands (Carolyn) of Eldersburg, Md., Kathleen Floyd (Kevin) of Lexington and Jacqueline Ramsey (Jay) of Little River; and 11 grandchildren, Tabitha Mix, Marina Hands, Patrick Moss, Andrew Moss, Lilly Floyd, Joseph Hands, Benjamin Hands, Colin Hands, Grace Ramsey, Margaret Ramsey and Lucy Ramsey; and one great-grandson, Floyd Vedder.
Mr. Hands served in the Michigan National Guard and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and Cold Wars. Following his military service, he worked for the IBM Corporation retiring in 1987 after 30 years.  He also worked for the Horry County School District as a computer technician, retiring in 1998.  In 2005, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Little River Water and Sewerage Company.
He was active in the Ancient Order of Hibernians serving in a variety of leadership positions including as the local division’s president and as a State District Director.  He also played the bagpipes, honored and proud when asked to play for civic events like Veterans Day, Fallen Officers Memorials, and 9/11 Memorial services. He was a manager of the Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe Band Drums.
A wake will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at Lee Funeral Home at 11840 Hwy. 90 in Little River. A Rosary will be said at 5 p.m. and a prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m.
A mass of christian burial will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Inurnment will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Our Lady Star of the Sea columbarium niche.
In lieu of flowers donations to Holy Trinity Catholic School, 1760 Living Stones Lane, Longs, S.C. 29568 are requested.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Janice Mae Huser
Janice Mae Huser, 83, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.
Born on Sept. 19, 1933, in Ashtabula, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Matilda Willey Gowdy.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Forrest Huser; two sons, Kevin Paul Huser and Darren Scott Huser; and one grandson, Jeremy Paul Huser.
She is survived by one son, Mark Huser and his wife Mine´ of North Myrtle Beach; and two grandchildren, Michele L. King and Ryan E. Huser.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held in Mechanicsville Cemetery in Austinburg Township, Ohio, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Court, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Joseph Thomas Iazzetta
Joseph Thomas Iazzetta, 66, of Little River, formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at a hospital in Wilmington, N.C.
Born on Dec. 7, 1949, in Perth Amboy, N.J., he was the son of the late Joseph and Claire Walker Iazzetta.
Mr. Iazzetta was employed as an agent with the F.B.I for 35 years and served with the D.C. National Guard for six years. He was an avid golfer and loved the Washington Capitals and the Nationals.
Surviving are his son, Joe Iazzetta, and grandchildren, Clyde and Claire; his fiancé, Rene Lindsey, and her children, Chris (Theresa) and Greg (Dohee) and their children, Michael, Stephen, Ryan, Kate and Joshua; his brothers, Michael  Iazzetta and Thomas Iazzetta; and one sister, Susan Iazzetta.
A local remembrance celebration will be held at a later date and details will be updated in this posting.
A guest book Is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org).
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of North Myrtle Beach/Little River is serving the family.

George Hiddleston Kim Jr.
George Hiddleston Kim Jr., 80, of Longs passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on May 23, 1936, in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late George Hiddleston Kim Sr. and the late Elizabeth Warrender Kim.
Mr. Kim served his country with courage and honor in the United States Marine Corps. After his service he worked and retired from Karastan Mills as a carpet executive.
Survivors include his loving wife, Silver Kim of the home; one son, Gregory George Kim and his wife Alexandra of Oakland, Calif.; one daughter, Lisa Ann Kim of Iowa City, Iowa; two grandchildren, Wolfgang Charles Tyler-Kim and Shawn Tyler-Kim; and one sister, Elizabeth Warman and her husband Fred of Spring, Texas.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Jean Kim.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Gregory George Kim officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Tara Hall, Home For Boys, P.O. Box 955, Georgetown, S.C. 29442.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Teddy Ray ‘Ted’ Little
Teddy Ray “Ted” Little, 81, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Feb. 18, 1935, in Winston Salem, N.C., he was the son of the late Melvin L. and Viona Southern Little.
Mr. Little was a faithful member of Living Water Baptist Church in Longs.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Gloria Dymott Little; one son, Brian Little (Martha); one daughter, Sharon Little Knott (James); one brother, Ed Little (Tracy); three grandchildren, Sara Little, Justin Knott (Marisa) and Leigh Anne Little; and one great-grandchild, Colton Ray Knott.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Living Water Baptist Church.  Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Living Water Baptist Church, General Fund, 1569 Hwy. 9 E., Longs, S.C. 29568.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Michelle Ann Pettinato
Michelle Ann Pettinato, 58, of Little River, formerly of Chautauqua, N.Y., died on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at home.
Born on Dec. 26, 1957, in Erie, Pa., she was the daughter of Beuna Dewey Pettinato and the late Angelo Pettinato.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by one son, Charles Lahnen (Tara) of Myrtle Beach; four brothers, Pat (Sandy), Mark (Kathy), Mitchell (her twin) and Dana; one sister, Julie Ragsdale (Bill); two grandchildren, Siera and Tyler; and her faithful canine companions, Jackie and Arie.
Services and burial will be held at a later date at Spitzer Funeral Home in Sherman, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Shirley Rabon
Shirley Rabon, 66, of Loris passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, following a sudden illness.
Born on Oct. 5, 1950, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Purley “Jack” Rabon and the late Sadie King.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one son, Robert “Robbie” L. Rabon; one sister, Louise R. Mills; and one brother, L.W. Rabon.
Mrs. Rabon worked with Winn Dixie as a manager until her retirement and was a member of the Conway Church of God.
Survivors include one brother, Tom Rabon of Loris; one sister, Myrna Rabon Hughes of Loris; one granddaughter, Greta Louise Rabon of Conway; and her best friend, Verma Rabon.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov., 14, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Committal services were private.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Penny Lodosca ‘Dot’ Powell Ray
Penny Lodosca “Dot” Powell Ray, 79, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Jan. 21, 1937, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late James Gurthie and Frances Geverna Fullwood Powell.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one daughter, Penni Ray Stocks; and one sister, Doris Powell Boyd.
Mrs. Ray was a retired school teacher with Horry County Public Schools.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Ray of Tabor City; two sons, Joseph L. Ray (Karen) of North Myrtle Beach and Dr. Tracy P. Ray (Tracy B.) of Loris; one brother, Merlin M. Powell of Rock Hill; two sisters, June Beasley of Winnabow, N.C., and Sandra Powell Childers of Summerville; and six grandchildren, Alex, Alston, Jaclyn, McKinley, Bryant Ray and Brianna Hewett.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, at Tabor City Baptist Church. Burial followed at Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.
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.

Lionell ‘Nell’ Gore Duncan Stevens
Lionell “Nell” Gore Duncan Stevens, 84, of Longs passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones.
“Nell”, as she was lovingly known, was born to Lefon and Minnie B. Gore on June 18, 1932.
Mrs. Stevens grew up and lived all her life in Longs. Her early years were spent on the farm. Later in life she opened Duncan’s Accounting in Calabash, N.C., which she ran for over 20 years. She was a beautiful lady who always dressed sharply and looked so put together. She was famous for her red velvet cake, and if you ever had a slice you understood why. She will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt who will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of being a part of her life.
She is survived by her husband of 16 years and first class traveling partner, Roy W. Stevens of the home; two sons, Russell Duncan and his wife Elaine of New Zion and Andy Duncan and his wife Kerri of Turbeville; one daughter, Tammy Duncan of Greenville; seven grandchildren; and three point five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Cecil Wade Duncan; and one brother, Lloyal L. Gore Jr.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov., 19, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Gary Richardson officiating. The family received friends for one and one-half hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Committal services followed at Buck Creek Cemetery in Longs.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

A.L. Ward III
A.L. Ward III, 87, of Little River died on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Sept. 22, 1929, he was the son of the late Albert Luke and Marianne Rea Ward Jr.
Mr. Ward was a retired electronic warfare specialist who worked extensively with military intelligence and other security entities and government departments having ties to the United States. Prior to his retirement, he was an active member of Old Crows and the National Military Intelligence Association. He was an Air Force veteran and served two tours in South Korea during that police action. He attended the USMMA and graduated as a marine engineer from the California Maritime Academy.  At the time of his death he was a member and Elder of Calabash Presbyterian Church in Calabash, N.C.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Cogar Ward; three children, Sheree Peer Thompson (Stephan) of Harpers Ferry, W.V., Charlotte Marianne Henning (David) of Winchester, Va., and Albert L. Ward IV of Little River; one surrogate daughter, Jessica Burns of Pawleys Island; one brother,  J.R. Ward of Wisconsin and Arizona; and six grandchildren.  
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at Calabash Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. with military honors at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens Veterans Section in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Calabash Presbyterian Church, 8820 Old Georgetown Road, Sunset Beach, N.C. 28468 or Regency Hospice, 11943 Grand Haven Drive, Suite A, Garden City, S.C. 29576
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Bobbie Vereen Witherspoon
Bobbie Vereen Witherspoon of Little River passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016.
Born in Wampee, she was the daughter of the late Sam P. and Grace Thompson Vereen.
She was predeceased by one sister, Janice Nessell.
Mrs. Witherspoon graduated from Wampee-Little River High School in 1953. A lifelong resident of North Myrtle Beach, she was married to the late David B. Witherspoon Jr.  Together they owned and operated The Barnacle gift shop in Cherry Grove for many years. She was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach.  
Survivors include three sons, Randy (Lori), Bryon (Paula) and Steve (Christy) Cox; one sister, Carol Brady; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Christopher, Sara, Brittany and Emily; one great-grandson, Cameron; and her special friend, Terry Lewis.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Lee Funeral Home. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 17, 2016 EDITION

Frederick Freeman DeGroot
Frederick Freeman DeGroot, 73, of Little River, formerly of New Jersey, died on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on May 17, 1943, in Morristown, N.J., he was the son of the late Freeman and Helen Van Pelt DeGroot.
Mr. DeGroot was an avid stock car racer for over 10 years.  He was known as “The Flying Dutchman”. He enjoyed his retirement, loved surf fishing off the Jersey Coast and keeping his yard neat and clean.  
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Vivian L. Beyer DeGroot; one son, Jason F. DeGroot and his wife Mia; and one granddaughter, Evangeline.
Services will be held 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.

Jean Cline Howe
Jean Cline Howe, 90, of Loris passed away on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Bolivia, N.C., following a long illness.
She was born on Nov. 10, 1925, the daughter of the late Raymond Robert Cline and the late Eva Hunt Cline.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her oldest son, Marine Lance Corporal Frank Howe, who passed away while serving in Vietnam in 1967; and three sisters, Menta Allen, Helen Marie Lemla and Lois Oneta Northcut.
Survivors include her youngest son, Gary Donnall Howe and his wife Carolyn of Little River; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Patricia A. Lloyd
Patricia A.  Lloyd, 70, of Little River died on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Regency Hospital in Florence.
Born on Aug. 6, 1946, in Newport News, Va., she was the daughter of the late William W. and Esther Phillips Abbott Jr.
She is survived by one son, James W. Brown (Cristy); one brother, Davis Abbott; one niece, Catherine A. Jones; one nephew, David Abbott (Tammy); one sister-in-law, Kathleen Y. Walters and her husband Darel; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Benjamin Franklin Norman III
Benjamin Franklin Norman III, 73, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, after a long illness at home.
Born on Sept. 22, 1943, in Springfield, Ohio, he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin Norman Jr. and Vivian Norman, and step-son of Nada Tilley Norman.
Ben or Poppy as he was known by his seven cherished grandchildren, served in the U.S. Air Force after high school and retired from the city of Loris Recreation Department in 2007 after decades of service. His love for Loris and her children in sports knew no bounds. He was an avid Gamecock and Ohio State fan.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Rick (Diane) and Thomas Norman, both of Ohio.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Saundra Wright Norman of Tabor City; three sons, Benjy of Conway, Brent (Jamie) and Bryan “Rat” (Kelli) Norman, all of Loris; one daughter, Cristy Wright Prince (Joey) of Tabor City; three sisters, Alice (Rodger) Tobias, Delores (Dan) Kniseley, all of Springfield, and Ruth (Paul) Greaney of Huntington Beach, Calif.; one step-brother, Roger (Susan) Lucas of Springfield; four step-sisters, Judy (Rodney) Peters, Teena (Roger) Richards and Brenda Lucas, all of Springfield, Lisa (Chuck) Middleton of Hillsboro, Ohio; one uncle, George (Brenda) Norman; four aunts, Marjorie Roberts, Dorothy Sue Huff, Phyllis (Richard) Bishop, all of Springfield, and Rose Rice of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven beautiful grandchildren, whom he loved unconditionally, Ashton and Alex Norman of Loris, Kolby, Grayson and Parker Norman of Loris, and Anna Beth and Caroline Prince of Tabor City; his best friend and golfing buddy, Floyd Thompkins; and his beloved dachshund, Izzy.
Visitation was held at 12 noon on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Inman Ward Funeral Home with a memorial service following at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations are asked to be made to the Loris Recreation Department, c/o Loris City Hall, 4101 Walnut St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Rose Mary Patsiaris
Rose Mary Patsiaris, 88, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on April 26, 1928, in Salem, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Lena and Phillip Ouellette.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Manuel Patsiaris; three sisters, Dorothy Fournier of Lynn, Mass., Doris Mello of Peabody, Mass., and Georgianna Velardi of Salem; and one brother, George Ouellette of Danvers, Mass.
Rose graduated from Salem High School and married Manuel Patsiaris of Peabody.
Manuel was a World War II disabled veteran who served in Germany and was selected to be in the World War II courtroom trials in Germany. They were married for 46 years, and she was his caregiver. Early in their marriage Rose and Manuel owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store in Salem. Rose later worked at Rich’s Department store for many years.
From 1991 to 1999 she assisted her daughter, Linda, at D&D Crafts & Creative Play, Linda’s educational toy store in Wakefield, Mass. In 1999 Rose became a cancer survivor, the only one among her four siblings. In 2004 she moved to Littler River with Linda and Richard.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda Deegan, and son-in-law, Richard Deegan of Little River; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Hope Arbor Assisted Living of Loris for Rose’s care during the last several months.
Services were private with the family.
The family asks that donations be made to their local animal shelter or humane society.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Joseph Phillips
Joseph Phillips, 75, of Boone, N.C., died on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in the Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Boone.
Born on Dec. 21, 1940, in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Dock Phillips and Rosa Bell Richardson Phillips.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Betty Avant; and two brothers, William Thomas Phillips and Jimmy Fipps.
Joseph worked with J.W. Hampton as a flagman and operator and on the Roscoe Coleman Farm.
He is survived by one son, Rick D. (Judy) Phillips of Loris; one brother, Jerry Wayne Phillips of Tabor City, N.C.; five sisters, Annie Ruth (Clyde) James of Tabor City, Brenda (Bill) Soles of Tabor City, Linda Phillips of Tabor City, Bonita (Jessie) Locklear of Tabor City, Patricia Ward of Tabor City; two grandchildren, Rick D. (Melissa) Phillips Jr. of Green Sea and C. Joseph (Marie) Phillips of Green Sea; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Coleman Cemetery.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Eleanor S. Player
Eleanor S. Player, 84, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 3, 1931, in Charlotte, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Bonner and Lena Goodman Strawn.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one daughter, Karen Livingston; and one sister, Helen Turner.
Mrs. Player was a member of Living Water Baptist Church in Longs.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, John W. Player Sr.; two sons, Michael V. Player and John W. Player Jr.; one daughter, Barbara Ann Deal; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, at Living Water Baptist Church. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Living Water Baptist Church, 1569 Hwy. 9 E., Longs, S.C.  29568 or Office of Development, Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Vallie Wallace Shelley
Vallie Wallace Shelley, 80, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at his home following an illness.
Born on Jan. 12, 1936, in Green Sea, he was the son of the late Gary G. Shelley and the late Ozelma Shelley.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Doris Ruth Adams Shelley; one step-daughter, Rita Adams Suggs; one brother, Gary “Gee” Shelley; and one sister, Janette Porter.
Mr. Shelley retired as a machinist with Hardee Manufacturing Company. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include one step-son, Randy Adams and his wife Teresa of Loris; one step-daughter, Joy Adams Suggs and her husband Doug of Loris; one brother, Pete Shelley of Florida; five step-grandchildren, Bradley Adams, Tommy Adams, Shane Suggs, Misty Suggs and Shaun Suggs; one step-great-grandchild, Nautica Suggs; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 12 noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mack Huston officiating. Committal services were private. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Edith Iona Cox Soles
Edith Iona Cox Soles, 90, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, following an illness with her beloved family by her side.
Born on Aug. 28, 1926, in Tabor City, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Marshall Cox and the late Tempie Jane Norris Cox.  
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband, Euclid W. Soles; one sister, Retha Cox Stevens; one son, Charles Soles; and several nieces and nephews, family members and friends.
Mrs. Soles was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She devoted her life to her family and caring for others. She was involved in volunteer work. Some of her accomplishments include heart fund for Columbus County, secretary for VFW Tabor City, fundraiser for Veterans Memorial in Tabor City, Department of Aging Support League for MIA/POW and their families and NCO Wives Club. She was an avid bowler.
Survivors include two sons, Michael W. Soles (Deborah) of Tabor City and Jimmy Soles (Jill) of High Point, N.C.; one daughter, Marcia Soles Anderson (Clyde) of Tabor City; six grandchildren, Gina Browning (Bryan), Angela Caton, Deanna Soles Hammond Norris (David), Jessie Parson (Brian), Letitia Soles and James “Bo” Tyson (Jamie); nine great-grandchildren; one special sister, Esther Boyd of Loris; one special brother-in-law, Major E.H. Stevens, retired; one special niece, Diane Jones; one special daughter, Annie M. Lee; and devoted caregivers, Lovanda Hyatt and Angela Fowler.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Oak Dale Baptist Church.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service in the church.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Billy Eugene ‘Bill’ Whaley
Billy Eugene “Bill” Whaley, 82, of Little River died on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at his home.
Born on Jan. 24, 1934, in Middlesbourne, W.V., he was the son of the late Dewey Whaley and Laura Freland Whaley.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Gale Fipps Whaley of Little River; four sons, Scott Whaley (Gloria) of Clarendon, N.C., Alton Alexander (Holley) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Robert Alexander (Amber) of Knoxville, Tenn., and Steve Whaley of Holden Beach, N.C.; two daughters, Kelley Skidmore (Eric) of Toronto, Ohio, and Shelia Biricik (Sean) of Clarendon; one sister, Shirley Rushing of East Springfield, Ohio; one brother-in-law, Larry Fipps; fifteen grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two daughters, Lisa Swiger and Carol Pilkington; one sister, Betty L. Lamp; and two brothers, Hurbert Whaley and Everett Whaley.
He was a retired veteran of the United States Air Force.
Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C.

OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 10, 2016 EDITION

Eugenia ‘Jeanne’ F. Coble
Eugenia “Jeanne” F. Coble, 70, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016.
The Lord said “It’s time”, and Jeanne entered into eternal rest.
She was born on April 6, 1946, in Bennettesville.
She was predeceased by her father, Milton McIntyre Fairly Jr.; and one sister, Nancy S. Fairly.
Mrs. Coble graduated from Laurinburg High School in North Carolina in 1964 and later continued her education from Hardbarger Business School and Limestone Business College.
She worked in administration in Orange County and Cumberland County schools, as well as at Duke Power and SCE&G.
After retirement, Mrs. Coble divided her time between Lake Murray and Little River where she enjoyed bird watching, taking care of wildlife, shagging to beach music and boating. Her greatest passion was shell and shark tooth hunting.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Coble of Leesville/Little River; two daughters, Kimberly Ballou (Jim) and Heather P. Coble of Charleston; one grandson, Jacob Ballou; one granddaughter, Julia Ballou; one sister, Cynthia F. Salter (Michael); one brother, Milton McIntyre Fairly III (Kathy); and nieces and nephews.
The family thanks Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care for their compassionate care at this time.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Calabash Covenant Presbyterian Church, 8820 Old Georgetown Road, Sunset Beach, N.C. 28468.
In lieu of flowers donations may be given to your local humane society or SPCA or Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Patricia Marie Cunningham
Patricia Marie Cunningham, 68, of Little River died on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in     Murrells Inlet.
Born on Sept. 27, 1948, in McKeesport, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Chester J. and Doris O’Neil McCarthy.
Mrs. Cunningham was a Catholic and loved the beach, soap operas and animals.
She is survived by her devoted husband, David J. Cunningham; two daughters, JoAnn Clemmons and Diana Jenkins; one step-son, David R. Cunningham; one step-daughter, Jessica Wrenn; two sisters, Marianne Vaughn and Doris Teti; one brother, Chester McCarthy; and two grandchildren, Shelby Jenkins and Victoria Jenkins.
Services will be private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or humanesocietynmb.org.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

William Dwight ‘Bill’ Ferrell
William Dwight “Bill” Ferrell, 79, of Longs passed away on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Compass Assisted Living in Conway.
Born on May 20, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late William Jennings Ferrell and the late Lucille Carmichael Ferrell.
Mr. Ferrell held a fourth degree in the Knights of Columbus, was a member of the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Loris and a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to travel, hunt and fish. He was a loving father, husband, grandfather, brother and friend.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Joan Ferrell of Longs; two children, Richard Ryan (Deborah) of Augusta, Ga., and Mary Ann Mora of Long Island, N.Y.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Patricia Alm of Georgia.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
A mass of christian burial was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection. Father Droze officiated.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Rosemary Eggen Poor
Rosemary Eggen Poor, 79, of Longs went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.
Born on May 15, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Virginia Eggen.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Norban Poor.
Mrs. Poor was a graduate of the College of the Pacific in California.
She and her late husband were the owners and operators of Window Designs in Costa Mesa, Calif. She was an avid reader and loved her friends and church family at Real Life Church in Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by one brother, Geoffrey Eggen (Joyce); and several nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Real Life Church with Pastor Frank Policastro officiating.
Grand Strand Funeral Home and Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Doreen Mahany Pragel
Doreen Mahany Pragel, 84, of Calabash, N.C., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.
Born on Dec. 5, 1931, in Caribou, Maine, she was the daughter of Ellery and Vivian Mahany.
She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent Francis Pragel.
Mrs. Pragel was active at Saint Brendan’s Catholic Church in Shallotte, N.C., and also with the North Carolina Shell Club. She was a retired registered nurse.
Surviving are two sons, Michael (Patricia) Pragel and Dennis (Stephanie) Pragel; two daughters, Caron (Scott) Paton and Mary Ann (Walt) Sellers; 12 grandchildren, Daniel Pragel, Matthew (Heather) Pragel, Diana (Joshua) Kelkenberg, Kim (Michael) Stittsworth, Meghan (Gabe) Tubbs, Caitlin Brown, Julie (Jon) Hollander, Nick Brown, Alexa Paton, Curtis Paton, Evan Paton and Samuel Sellers; and five great-grandchildren.
A mass of christian burial was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Saint Brendan’s Catholic Church. There will also be a private family graveside service celebrated at a later date at Bath National Cemetery in Bath, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515. 413-268-7660. 1-888-MACULAR.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte is serving the family.

Gladys Elaine Raspovich
Gladys Elaine Raspovich, 88, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Aug. 28, 1928, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late John Davis Cox and the late Helen Skipper Cox.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Jack Raspovich; four brothers, Tom, Boyd, Jack and J.D. Cox; and four sisters, Dalma Cox, Geneva Faircloth, Grace Singletary and Jean Bell.
Mrs. Raspovich was a loving sister, aunt and homemaker.
Survivors include one brother, Lloyd Cox of Loris; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mack Hutson and the Rev. J.T. Adams officiating. Committal services were private. 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.

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Keever Rogers Jr.
Lawrence “Larry” Keever Rogers Jr., 56, of Loris and Socastee passed away on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at home with family.
Born on Dec. 8, 1959, in Loris, he was the son of Lawrence “Shep” and Ruth Rogers.
Mr. Rogers was a retired computer administrator with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina.
A graduate of Loris High School, he continued his education at Clemson University and graduated with a degree in business.
After college, Mr. Rogers enrolled in the U.S. Navy and served active duty as an electronics technician aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Harry E. Yarnell, including several deployments in the Mediterranean.
He was an avid sports enthusiast, playing high school baseball and basketball. He extended his sports career playing many years in slow pitch softball leagues in the Myrtle Beach area. He was also a passionate follower of Clemson Tiger football. He will be missed by all.
He is survived by his mother, Ruth Rogers; one sister, Janice Flake; one brother-in-law, Joe Flake; and two nephews, Eric Flake and David Flake.
A funeral service honoring his life was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Committal services were private.
Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Elvin D. ‘Al’ Tirrell
Elvin D. “Al” Tirrell, 85, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach.
He was the widower of Wilma Hucks Tirrell.
Born on March 12, 1931, in Lewiston, Maine, he was the son of the late Walter Elvin Tirrell and Christine Drew.
Survivors include one son, James Anthony Reynolds and his wife Jeanie of Galivants Ferry; one daughter, Karen R. Martin and her husband Barry of Galivants Ferry; seven grandchildren, Tiffany R. Nichols (Warren), Jamie Reynolds (Amber), Heather R. Cook (Marcus), Shannon R. Coates (Jason), Drew E. Martin (Tiffany), Trent B. Martin (Ally) and Brett R. Martin (Cassie); 13 great-grandchildren, Blane Butler, Benji Butler, Hunter Reynolds, Hank Reynolds, Jarrett Reynolds, Heath Cook, Anna Cook, Hart Cook, Katelyn Cook, Cole Coates, Madelyn Martin, Evan Martin and Doc Martin; three step-greatgrandchildren, Monty Rutheford, Tyler Follrod and Trace Craver; two sisters-in-law, Lorese H. Mcquinn (Bill) of Connecticut and Rebecca A. Hucks of North Carolina; one brother-in-law, William Duke Hucks (Angie); five nieces; and one nephew.
Al attended North Hollywood public schools in California. He graduated from Speare Radio and Television Academy in Hollywood, Calif.; joined the U.S. Air Force in March 1948 and was stationed in Germany, Saudi Arabia, France, England and honorably discharged at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in April 1966.
Al has always been involved in public and political service. At Hollywood High School he was a member of the Young Republican Party. While stationed at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as a recreational specialist, he was instrumental in increasing voter registration and participation in the 1968 presidential election. Al was active in the Horry County Republican Party since 1966.
Al was president of Bryan-Tirrell, Inc. and Around the World in 18 Holes Minigolf, Inc. in Myrtle Beach; secretary-treasurer of Jungle Golf of Ft. Myers Beach, Fla., radio announcer of DJ, Hobbs, NM, 1954; and chairman of the board of Creative Recreations, Socastee, 1979-80.
Commissions included: member of Horry County Voter Registration Board; Board of Visitors, Tara Hall Home for Boys, Georgetown; and CETA Board, Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties, 1978.
Organizations included: Sons of The American Revolution, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry (Grady Masonic Lodge); American Legion; DAV; Silver Elephant Club of the S.C. Republican Party since 1968; Boy Scouts of America; and Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels; board of Directors of Grand Strand Better Business Bureau, 1988; and Grand Strand Humane Society, board of directors.
His political record included: vice chairman of the Sixth Congressional District Republican Party; chairman Horry County Republican Party, 1979-82; delegate to Republican National Convention, 1980, 84 and 88; Horry County co-chairman, Reagan for President, 1980; Republican nominee for State Senate, 1972; Delegate to the S.C. State Republican Convention, 1970, 72, 78, 80, 82 and 84. Horry County chairman, Bush for President; 1988; First vice chairman Sixth Congressional Disttrict; field rep to Former Congressman John L. Napier, 1981; chairman Republican Party 1982-86 and treasurer, 1987-88; co-chairman with Lois Eargle of the Horry County Republican Party; Horry County Election Commission, 1978-81; and re-elect Strom Thurmond Myrtle Beach Finance chairman.
Appointment and awards included: The Palmetto Gentleman Award; and appointed by Gov. Carroll Campbell to the S.C. Tourism and Trade Committee; S.C. Dedicated Public Servant Award; chairman emeritus Horry County Republican Party; Grand Strand Humane Society Top Dog Award; Grand Strand Humane Society Guardian Angel Award; S.C. Commission for the Blind; Who’s Who in American Politics 1999-2000; and Republican National Committee Eisenhower Commission.
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Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Gordon Graham officiating. Entombment followed at Hillcrest Mausoleum in Conway.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Grand Strand Humane Society, 3241 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Carlie R. Wilmoth
Carlie R. Wilmoth, 69, of Longs died on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Regency Hospital in Florence.
Born on July 19, 1947, in Elkin, N.C., he was the son of the late Garvey and Edith King Wilmoth.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Joyce E. Wilmoth, in February 2016.
Mr. Wilmoth was the owner of Rapid Glass & Screen, which earned him the nickname of “The Glass Man”.  He was an avid sports fan, especially racing and football, and loved to shoot pool.
He is survived by five children, Jamey Wilmoth (Kimber), Chad Wilmoth (Beth), Teresa Sanchez (Abad), Lesley Myers and Shonna Burr (Bryan); one sister, Janie Minton; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Faye Grainger Worley
Faye Grainger Worley, 82, of Nichols entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at her residence with her children by her side.
Born on Feb. 8, 1934, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Cortie Grainger and the late Reba Floyd Grainger.
She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Coleman Worley Sr.; and one sister, Evelyn Grainger Christenbury.
Mrs. Worley was a farmer’s wife and a homemaker. She was an active member of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Nichols where she served as a deacon’s wife, member of the church choir, preschool Sunday school teacher for many years and leader of the Acteen Girls Missions and organizer of many church tours around the country. She graduated from Floyd’s High School in 1951 and attended Furman University.
Survivors include four children, Cindy Worley Howell (Tim), Mary Worley Smith (Jonathan), Gina Worley, all of Nichols, and Floyd C. Worley Jr. (Michael Guerndt) of Myrtle Beach; one sister, Betty Grainger Fowler of Nichols; nine grandchildren, Patrick King, Nicholas King, Nadia Howell, Katya Howell Isaac Howell, Matthew Willoughby (Kelli), Jessica Willoughby, Vince Powers and Alexandria Powers; and four great-grandchildren, Hailey King, Lane Squires, Matthew Shane Willoughby II and Jacob Coleman Willoughby.
Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the residence.
The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, at Pleasant View Baptist Church with the Rev. James C. Shelley and the Rev. John Forbes officiating. Entombment followed at the Worley Family Mausoleum in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church, 31403 Hwy. 19, Nichols, S.C. 29581.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 3, 2016 EDITION

Julie Michelle Bessent
Julie Michelle Bessent, 39, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Dec. 1, 1976, in Conway, she was the daughter of Pamela Chestnut Bessant and the late Carl Clifton Bessant.
In addition to her father, she was predeceased by Reuben Blondell Bessent who raised her for 10 years.
Miss Bessent was a loving mother, sister and daughter. She was a Baptist.
In addition to her mother, survivors include her boyfriend, Kenneth D. Dipple of Loris; two daughters, Marley Luke of Socastee and Allison Nichole Bessant of Myrtle Beach; one brother, Karl “J.R.” Bessant and his wife Rachael of Loris; and three sisters, Crystal Bessant of Loris, Robin Smith of Myrtle Beach and Sarah Bessant of Longs.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Myrtle Beach Christian Church in Myrtle Beach.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Willis Earl Boyd Sr.
Willis Earl Boyd Sr., 56, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Oct. 1, 1960, in Loris, he was the son of the late Pearlie Preston Boyd and the late Cecile Mae Holmes Boyd.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Daniel Boyd and Vernon Boyd; and two sisters, Myrtle Grainger and Brookie Caulder.
Mr. Boyd was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Diane Perritt Boyd of Galivants Ferry; one son, Willis Earl Boyd Jr. of Conway; one grandson, Willis Earl Boyd III; three step-daughters, Cherish Montoya and her husband Lalo of Britton’s Neck, Chelsea Allen and Schylar Allen, both of Aynor; one step-grandson, Bryson Montoya; one step-granddaughter, Liliana Montoya; one sister, Mary Alice Suggs of Loris; one brother, Grover Boyd of Loris; one foster-sister, Regina Mishoe Duncan; nine special family members, Lorinda Suggs Cox, Kala Cox, Lindsay Cox, Kensleigh Cox, Jinnie Adams, Sheila Prince, Duck Cannon, Gary Wayne Johnson and Mary Prince; and many extended family members.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Williamson officiating. Committal services followed at Cherry Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave., N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Ronnie Gene Debnam
Ronnie Gene Debnam, 68, of Longs died on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on June 20, 1948, in Wake County, N.C., he was the son of the late Charlie Floyd and Dolly Whitley Debnam.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Nordan Debnam; two sons, Nicholas S. Debnam and Christopher Todd Collins (Robin); one daughter, Drew C. Reilly (Pete); two brothers, Carlton R. Debnam and Charles D. Debnam (Yvonne); and six grandchildren, and all his “corn hole” buddies.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, 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 American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Terry Mae Johnson Elliott
Terry Mae Johnson Elliott, 62, of Loris passed away on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at home.
Born on Jan. 17, 1954, in Mullins, she was the daughter of the late Harmon Bryant Johnson and the late Gracie Elwood Alford Johnson.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers, Harmon B. Johnson Jr., Dennis Johnson, Jimmy Johnson and Joe Johnson; and one sister, Esterlene Mishoe.
Mrs. Elliott was a loving homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include three sons, Billy N. Perritt, Michael Perritt and Terry Perritt; one daughter, Theresa Causey; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Beatrice Ferrell; one brother, Billy Wayne Johnson; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Raye S. Farrar Jr.
Raye S. Farrar Jr., 49, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in a motorcycle accident.
Raye was born on April 18, 1967, in Syracuse, N.Y.  
He was predeceased by his mother, Sharon Jamieson of Clay, N.Y.
He graduated from Cicero-North Syracuse High School in 1985. He attended SUNY Morrisville before joining the U.S. Navy. He served as an electronics technician (Submarine Warfare) on the USS Guitarro, SSN-665.  After his discharge he worked different jobs including co-owning a computer repair shop and working cruise ships as a casino technician for the Norwegian Cruise Lines. He started his hotel career at the Syracuse Marriott in 1999 as a desk clerk, where he met his wife, Christina. Raye worked his way up the ranks in many different hotels in New York, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina to general manager. He settled in North Myrtle Beach, where he was assistant to the corporate general manager at the Avista Hotel.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Christina Rizzo; one son, Michael Raye Farrar, and his daughter, Amy Lynn Farrar; his father, Raye S. Farrar Sr. of Surprise, Ariz.; and two brothers, Scott Farrar of Anoka, Minn., and Command Master Chief Christopher Farrar of San Diego, Calif.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel at 11840 Hwy. 90 in Little River. He will be buried at sea in a private military service with full honors.  
Memorials may be made to a trust fund for his children, Michael and Amy,  c/o Bank of America, 1339 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
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Thomas Fowler
Thomas Fowler, 70, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
 Born on Oct. 12, 1946, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Bertha Fowler.
Mr. Fowler was a loving husband and was devoted to his daughter.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Sarah O. Fowler of Tabor City; one daughter, JoLanna Nicole Fowler of Tabor City; one brother-in-law, Terry O’Quinn (Linda) of Loris; one sister-in-law, Michelle Floyd (Tracy) of Myrtle Beach; two nieces, Tasha Brown (Dennis) of Marion and Shanna Sims (Daniel) of Loris; two nephews, Davis Floyd and Silas Floyd, both of Myrtle Beach; and one great-nephew, Skylar Lewis of Marion.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Macedonia Baptist Church in the Daisy Community of Loris with the Rev. Bill Thompson and the Rev. Ragsdale Allsbrook officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Mildred Case Holmes
Mildred Case Holmes, 94, of Little River and Darlington passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.
Born on Aug. 20, 1922, in Chadbourn, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Homer and Mollie Edge Case.
She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Henry H. Holmes; two brothers, Dwight Case and Isaac Case; and one sister, Mary Case Stanaland.
As a young child, she moved with her family to North Myrtle Beach where she lived much of her life.
Mrs. Holmes earned a teaching degree from Spartanburg Junior (Textile) College and enjoyed a 35-year teaching career in the Conway schools. She and her husband Henry made Conway and Little River their homes until they moved to Bethea Baptist Retirement Community in Darlington in 2003.
She was known affectionately as Mama Holmes by her family and Ms. Millie at Bethea Home.
Mrs. Holmes had a strong faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was well known for her passionate belief in the power of prayer, having helped organize a devoted team of resident prayer warriors that meet three times a week in the Bethea Home nursing care center.  She also had a passion for giving “to the Lord’s work” and generously contributed to many worldwide Christ-centered ministries throughout her lifetime. She will be greatly missed by many.
She is survived by one daughter, Iris (Steve) Baston; three grandchildren, Kerri (Matt) Ray, Matt (Lauren) Baston and Kimberly (Tom) Walsh; three great-grandsons, Case, Tanner and Quintin Ray; and two great-granddaughters, Ryan Baston and soon-to-be Little Miss Millie Blake Baston.
The family received friends from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Goldfinch Funeral Home in Conway with a graveside service following at 3 p.m. at Grainger Cemetery in the Red Bluff community north of Conway.
A memorial service to honor her life was also held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, in the chapel of Bethea Baptist Retirement Community in Darlington.
Memorials may be made to Bethea Baptist Church or the Bethea Baptist Retirement Community at 157 Home Ave., Darlington, S.C. 29532.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Marguerite Marie Hunnewell
Marguerite Marie Hunnewell, 86, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 3, 1929, in Plainfield, N.J., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Marguerite Conroy Cooper.
She is survived by one sister-in-law, Shirley Cooper; one niece, Cherie Cooper; and one nephew, Billy Cooper.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or North Myrtle Beach Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 555, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

James R. Kesler
James R. Kesler, 70, of Little River entered eternal rest on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at his residence.
Born on Dec. 17, 1945, in Ohio City, Ohio, he was the son of the late Russel and Florence (Mohr) Kesler.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one niece and one nephew.
Jim served four years in the U.S. Army, at which time he did three tours in Vietnam. He moved his family from Ohio to South Carolina in 1983 and retired from Husqvarna Outdoor Products in Orangeburg in June 2012, at which time he relocated from Summerville to Little River.
Jim enjoyed working on cars and was an avid golfer until his decline in health.
Survivors include his widow, Nancy, whom he married Nov. 20, 2004; three daughters, Lorie Ann (46) of Conway, Jamie Diane (41) of Sumter and Julie Marie (40) of California, Mo.; two granddaughters, Marissa Danielle (Dani, 20) and Kaitlyn Elizabeth (Kati, 19), both of California, Mo.; and four siblings, Susan of Rockford, Ohio, Sandra (Jim) of Van Wert, Ohio, Gary (Linda) of Van Wert, Ohio, and Thomas (Nancy) of Piqua, Ohio.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Lee Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers family and friends may donate in his name to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Jeneta Rheuark Martin
Jeneta Rheuark Martin, 53, of Loris passed away on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, at home following an illness.
Born on April 18, 1963, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Roosevelt and Esteleen Gause Rheuark.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one daughter, Jennifer.
Mrs. Martin was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and loved singing in the church choir. She was always eager to help those in need.
Survivors include her husband, Harmon Martin of Loris; one daughter, Linda Dew (Dewayne) of Loris; two step-sons, Lee Martin (Pearl) and Joey Martin (Sherry), all of Loris; one step-daughter, Stephanie Martin of Loris; one granddaughter, Anna Grace Dew of Loris; 11 step-grandchildren, Cinnamon Russell, Desiree Martin, Jesse Martin, Ronald Fuller III, Amanda Donaghy, Aaron Martin, Travis Martin, Joel Martin, Luke Martin, Kayla Martin and Justin Martin; one brother, William Hardee (Louise) of Dunn, N.C.; three sisters, Judy Altman of Loris, Joanne Hunt (James) of Lumberton, N.C., and Teresa McDowell (Gary) of Longs; special friends, Tracy Gause and Shirley Rhodes; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Conway with the Rev. Mack Hutson and the Rev. Lloyd Williamson officiating.  Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 6907 Hwy. 905, Conway, S.C 29526.
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Anne Marie Kerrigan Seery
Anne Marie Kerrigan Seery, 81, of Little River and Delmar, N.Y., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.
Born on Sept. 27, 1935, in New York City, she was the first child of the late Martin and Catherine (Lowry) Kerrigan.
Growing up in the Bronx Mrs. Seery graduated with honors from Mother Cabrini High School in 1953. She then went on to work for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Manhattan. In February 1957 she met her husband, Vincent B. Seery, an Irish immigrant, Army veteran and proud graduate of Fordham University. Vincent and Anne fell in love and were married in November 1957. Together they had four children. As the family grew they moved from Rye, N.Y., to Danbury, Conn., eventually settling down in Selkirk, N.Y.
Mrs. Seery worked many happy years for the NYS Assembly. While working and raising her family she went back to school and graduated with high honors from Hudson Valley Community College with an associate’s degree in criminal justice. She then went on to obtain a BS from SUNY Empire State College. After retirement she and Vincent spent their summers on Lake Champlain in Willsboro, N.Y., and winters in Little River.
Mrs. Seery made a lot of close friends through her job “putting people in their places” as an usher at The Carolina Opry and through her more than five years of volunteer work at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. In later years, she was an avid bowler. She will be remembered as an outgoing, intelligent and caring friend, mother and wife. She was an active member and Eucharistic Minister at St. Brendan the Navigator Church in Shallotte, N.C.
She is survived by four children, Mark B. Seery, Maura E. Pearson, Terence V. Seery (Judith) and Sheila C. Seery (Vincent Romeo); five grandchildren Erin, Eileen, Aidan, Anna Callie and Jamal; her brother Martin Kerrigan (Anne); and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial mass was celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul, 900 Madison Ave., Albany, N.Y. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Willsboro, N.Y., and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Best Buddies, 3 Schoolhouse Lane, Waterford, N.Y. 12188.
Regan Denny Stafford Funeral Home of Queensbury, N.Y., is serving the family.

Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Stephenson
Gertrude “Trudy” Stephenson, 98, of Little River died on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, N.C.
She was born on Dec. 24, 1917, in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Bertha Webber.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John D. Stephenson; two brothers; and one sister.
Mrs. Stephenson lived in Southern Pines, N.C., for more than 60 years and will forever consider that home.
She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and friend. She loved working in her yard, sewing and needle work. She outlived many and will be remembered with love and smiles by many more.
She is survived by her son, Emmett “Scooter“ Stephenson and his wife Dana of Little River; three grandsons, Michael of Miami, Fla., Hunter of Pinebluff, N.C., and Zach of Durham, N.C.; one sister, Doris August of Broadway, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Ede (Joe) Davis of Southern Pines and Doris Pigott of Shallotte Point, N.C.; and many very special nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the National Cemetery in Raleigh, N.C., where she will be reunited with her beloved Johnny.
Thank you to all the wonderful caregivers from Mercy Hospice & SECU Hospice House.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Steven Alan ‘Steve’ Thompson
Steven Alan “Steve” Thompson, 53, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas, while battling leukemia.
Steve was born in Raleigh, N.C., in June 1963.
He was predeceased by his mother, Elsie Thompson.  
He is survived by his father, Stanley Thompson; one sister, Beverly Thompson; one brother, Burt Thompson; two nieces, Hannah Thompson and Heather Thompson; and two nephews, Hunter Thompson and Heath Thompson.
Steve graduated from North Myrtle Beach High School in 1981, built a successful business, cherished his family and many friends and loved life.
A celebration of Steve’s life will be held at Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Little River on Friday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m.  A reception will follow at Oscar’s Food and Spirits in North Myrtle Beach. Family and friends are encouraged to come and celebrate Steve and a life well lived.
Donations in lieu of flowers would be appreciated to the Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C. https://netcommunity.musc.edu/hollings-cancer-center. Designation: Hematology (Leukemia, Lymphoma, Blood Cancer).
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Dorothy Eleanor ‘Miss Dot’ Turman
Dorothy Eleanor “Miss Dot” Turman, 84, of Little River died on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on June 26, 1932, in Roanoke, Va., she was the daughter of the late Arthur Winston and Myrtle Rebecca Hogan Turner.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Billy F. Turman.
She is survived by three children, Bruce Turman and his wife Tenna, David Turman and his wife JoAnn and Kathy Counts; and five grandchildren, Stephanie Carroll, Bruce Turman Jr., Sarah Turman, Brooke Turman and Nicholas Turman.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Wampee Baptist Church. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Roanoke.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wampee Baptist Church, 9530 Hwy. 90, Longs, S.C. 29568.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Richard Boyce ‘Dick’ Webb
Richard Boyce “Dick” Webb, 90, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016.
Born on June 10, 1926, in Anson County, N.C., he was the last child of the late Ernest Preston Webb and Eva Stubbs Webb.
Mr. Webb grew up in Blewett Falls, N.C., and Charlotte, N.C. He was an Army Air Corps Cadet and in flight training when World War II ended. After the war ended, he couldn’t wait to get back to Myrtle Beach and reconnect with his friends. He had fond memories of boating on White Lake and working as a lifeguard for John’s Beach Service, owned by Joe Buehler, in Myrtle Beach.  He spent the majority of his working years in the Atlanta area as a manufacturer representative for men and women’s apparel. He also sold flexible packaging for many years and retired in 2003 at the age of 75.
Weather permitting, Mr. Webb looked forward to sitting on the beach in the afternoon feeding his feathered birds, with his group of friends, “The Hoodlum Gang”, reminiscing and laughing about the good old days. He will always be remembered as a Cary Grant style of man with his great sense of humor, his quick-wit, his ability to tell a fantastic story and his giving everyone their own personal nick-name including his feathered birds. He was inducted into the Beach Shaggers Hall of Fame and The North Myrtle Beach Living Legends.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Fran Dunning-Webb, aka “Baby Cakes”, who was his full time caregiver; one son, Richard B. “Rick” Brooks (Dr. Olga) of Charlotte; several grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, all of the Charlotte area.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach with a reception following in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to The Hall of Fame Foundation, P.O. Box 4070, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597 or Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
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Connie Jean Bovaird Wical
Connie Jean Bovaird Wical, 58, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston following complications associated with leukemia.
Connie was born on Oct. 23, 1957, in Dubois, Pa. She married Donald Leo Wical on Dec. 30, 1977. Together they gave birth and raised their two children, Heidi Wical-Bell-Melton and Jon David Wical.
For Connie, “long walks on the beach” were more than just a cliché statement, they were her every day ritual where she would strengthen her deep bond with nature, the animals and plant life around her. Her love of animals was apparent throughout her life as she would rescue and rehabilitate injured and abandoned wildlife before returning them back to the care of their homes in nature. She was always compelled to open her heart to the unwanted pets and give them a home among her own. Her whispers within the animal kingdom rang loud every time she poured a bit of her own soul into communicating her love of all that is living.
Animals and plants alike were her world that came only second to caring for her family and raising her children, of which she raised to share her love of arts and crafts. Connie’s hands were always busy creating a magical environment of craftiness and filled with whimsical arts. Through her arts and crafts she sculpted a world that brought amazement and smiles to the faces of all those around her.
She is survived by her children, Heidi and Jon; her parents, Hugh David Bovaird and Dolores Belle Weister Bovaird of North Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Linda Bovaird Getty and her husband Allen of North Myrtle Beach and Brenda Bovaird Fryar and her husband Fred; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Her ashes will be spread over the ocean during a private ceremony so she can be eternally at home with the sea that inspired and drove her wonderment every day.
Your thoughts and prayers for Connie will be most honored though a donation in her name to your closest animal shelter or humane society.

OBITUARIES FROM OCTOBER 27, 2016 EDITION

Timothy Aves Coleman
Timothy Aves Coleman, 45, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016.
Born on July 19, 1971, in Horry County, he was the son of Donald D. Coleman of Lexington, N.C., and Shirley Ann Strickland Suggs of Tabor City.
He was predeceased by one sister, Krista Lynn Coleman; his grandparents, Mary Frances and Woodrow George Fowler, Aves Strickland, Tim and Emma Frances “Mae” Coleman; and his father-in-law, Carl Barker.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, LaDonna Dee Barker Coleman of Tabor City; one son, Tyler Bradley of Spartanburg; his step-mother, Betty Coleman of Lexington, N.C.; his step-father, Junior Suggs of Tabor City; one brother, Donnie Shane Coleman (Catina) of Charlotte, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Lois Frye Barker of Harts, W.V.; his uncles and aunts, Randy Coleman (Barbara) of Fair Bluff, Stanley Johnson (Jean) of Longs, Donald Strickland of Green Sea, Charles Strickland (Sherry) of Concord, N.C., Robert Yates (Gail) of Lexington, N.C.; and other family members, Joe and Cheryl Workman, Von Tomblin and Marilyn Barker.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Eileen W. Doremus
Eileen W. Doremus, 68, of Little River died on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Oct. 2, 1948, in Troy, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late James B. and Loretta Kotz Wilson.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one son, Scott W. Ward.
She was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Joseph of Green Island and past officer of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 186 of Little River.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Kenneth J. Doremus; one daughter, Meghan E Smith (Adam); granddaughter, Samantha “Sammie” Scott Smith; two sisters, Gayle O’Connell (Dr. Joseph) and Jean Dubiac; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Lee Funeral Home Chapel prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Samantha Scott Smith College Fund, c/o TD Bank, P.O. Box 549, Little River, S.C. 29566.  Checks must be made payable to Samantha Scott Smith, Attn: Tellers.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Bernice Reidy Gray
Bernice Reidy Gray, 82, of Benson, Ariz., formerly of North Myrtle Beach, faithful servant of our Lord, passed due to cardiac arrest at Benson Hospital just 16 days after her husband, Ed Gray, passed.
Bernice was known for her loving, giving and affectionate nature.
She was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and was proud of her Irish heritage. She had the gift of the Irish for storytelling. At family gatherings she would recount tales of growing up during World War II, her colorful Irish relatives and life with her beloved in the places they lived: Washington, D.C., and Maryland suburbs, North Myrtle Beach and Benson, Ariz. Ed and Bernice moved to Benson in 2011 to be with their daughter Nancy.  
She attended Eastern High School where she met Ed on the steps outside the cafeteria. She was 15, and he was 19. They married several years later and raised two daughters, whom they adopted as infants.
Bernice began her career with the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C., which recruited her from high school. Once Nancy was adopted, she focused on raising a family. Later she was a substitute teacher and then teacher’s aide at North Forestville Elementary School in Forestville, Md., where she worked with special education students for eight years. She loved children—how their minds worked and what they said.
Bernice is survived by two daughters, Nancy Gray (Jason) Warren of Saint David, Ariz., and Amy (William) Hauck of Myrtle Beach; six grandchildren, Cierra, Asia, Elijah, Liam, Mica and Simeon Hauck, all of Myrtle Beach; sister Pat Kolbe of Saint Johns, Mich.; and 11 nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Ed Gray; her father, Bernard Reidy; her mother, Viola Reidy; and one sister, Sandra (Sandy) Suddith Howe.
Bernice was a member and Sunday school teacher at San Pedro Valley United Methodist Church in Benson. Throughout her life, she was also active at Ryland United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C.; Bells United Methodist Church, Camp Springs, Md., and Seaside United Methodist Church, Sunset Beach, N.C. Bernice and Ed enjoyed performing puppet shows as part of Seaside’s Sonshine Gang Puppet Ministry.
In lieu of flowers or gifts in her name, the family asks that you pay a kindness forward. Be there for a loved one or stranger in her honor.
A memorial service for Bernice and Ed will be held later at the San Pedro Valley United Methodist Church.

Mary Charles Willard Thompson Mallery
We, Patty Thompson, Sara Lynn Faircloth and Cherry Rehder announce the passing of their beloved mother, Mary Charles Willard Thompson Mallery, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at her home in North Myrtle Beach.
She was born on March 7, 1921, in Wampee.
She was predeceased by her parents, Lucian D. and Ora Causey Willard; our daddy, Oscar E. Thompson and our step-dad, Guy Mallery; great-grandson, Durham Wade Chandler; four brothers, Paul, Walter, L.D and Yvonne Willard; six sisters, Claudine Sessoms, Elva Suggs, Bert Smith Inman, Katie Fenegan Moore, Fronnie Hucks and Lydia Clardy.
She is survived by her three daughters, Patty, Lynn and Cherry; three grandchildren, Dana Chandler Lewis, Wade Chandler and Shane Chandler; six great-grandchildren, Kyle, Rivers, McKenna, Brady, Cooper and Malaree Chandler; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Hope and Anne and Starlin and Peggy Willard; two sisters, Jackie Chandler and Billie Johnson; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Willard and Margaret Thompson.
She was a lifelong member of Wampee Methodist Church, where she served as treasurer for many years. She lived her life always for and with the love of Jesus. She was a member of the Sand Dollar Square Dancers until her mid 80s. She was manager of The Beach Shop in Ocean Drive for several years before going to work for Dr. George Craft Norton and continued to work for Dr. John Ramsbottom. She also worked at Larry’s Seafood Barn with Patty and then the original Calabash Restaurant with Lynn and Cherry.
She was the strongest, yet most humble woman we have ever known. She raised us, never complained and did her best to “keep us in line”. She loved gardening, working in the yard, hauling dirt, spreading straw (very loosely, we might add), planting flowers and then surrounding them with rocks. She loved making friendship cookies and sharing them with others. She also loved to make dolls, crochet, knit and do needlepoint. There are so many things we could say about our Mother, but we cannot begin to express the love and respect we hold in our hearts for her.
God rest her soul in peace and love.
Special thanks to Regency Hospice for everything they did for her, and also a very special thank you to Mike Gainer.
A celebration of life was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Wampee United Methodist Church, 9911 Hwy. 90, Little River, S.C. 29566.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
She will be forever missed by family and friends. For those of you who know the story, remember “The Big Mouth Frog”.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Lesonly Stanley Jr.
Lesonly Stanley Jr., 59, departed this earthy life on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1956, and was the only child of the late Lesonly Stanley Sr. and the late Naomi Stanley. He lost his mother early in life but gained a loving step-mother, the late Dorothy Bellamy Stanley.
As a child he attended St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Little River and was known for his lively personality, intelligence and manners.
After graduating from high school Lesonly married his wife, the late Carolyn Baker Stanley, and enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served as a motor transport operator at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, until he was honorably discharged as a specialist.
Lesonly lived a complicated life but was months away from a year of sobriety at the time of his passing.
He has left behind a large loving family who will cherish his memory. He was the father of Lesonly (Giselle) Stanley III of Goose Creek and Marlon Antonio (Kimeron) Stanley of Myrtle Beach; step-father of LaShonda Simmons of Raleigh, N.C., and Cheryl Johnson of Myrtle Beach; grandfather to Dominique Dillon, Marquise Dillon, Lesonly Stanley IV, Nia Stanley, Faith Stanley, Kiana Stanley and Marlon Stanley Jr.; brother of one sister and one brother, Terry (Larry) Shepherd and Lynn Bellamy, all of Little River; nephew of Minnie Bell Brown, Emma Lee Ellison and the late Aree, Lonnie J. Stanley Jr. and Ora Mae Stevenson; the cousin of many; and the friend for all who knew him.
A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, at Grand Strand Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach with the Rev. Dr. Betty Hunter presiding.
The family received friends following the service at Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach.
Grand Strand Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM OCTOBER 20, 2016 EDITION

Verbee Cribb Cartrette
Verbee Cribb Cartrette, 84, of Whiteville, N.C., died on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on April 23, 1932, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Dow and Vernie Duncan Cribb.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ransom Seymour Cartrette; six children, Delane, D.J., Richard, Charles Ray and Dow Thomas; and one brother, J.T. Cribb.
Survivors include two daughters, Margie Carol McLeod of Green Sea and Mollie Cartrette of Laurel Hill; two sons, John Cartrette of Gibson, N.C., and Joseph Cartrette of Whiteville; three sisters, Monnie Turbeville of Whiteville, Rosa Walton of Lexington, N.C., and Geneva Ward of Whiteville; eight brothers, Oliver and Billy of Lexington, N.C., Bobby, Pete, Mitchell and Jerry of Whiteville, Elgin of Ash, N.C., and Perry of Tabor City, N.C.; 30 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel in Tabor City with burial in McPherson Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, at the funeral home.
Send messages to the family at www.inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Eileen W. Doremus
Eileen W. Doremus, 68, of Little River died on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Oct. 2, 1948, in Troy, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late James B. and Loretta Kotz Wilson.
She was predeceased by one son, Scott W. Ward.
Mrs. Doremus was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Joseph of Green Island and past officer of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unite 186 of Little River.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Kenneth J. Doremus; one daughter, Meghan E Smith (Adam); one granddaughter, Samantha “Sammie” Scott Smith; two sisters, Gayle O’Connell (Dr. Joseph) and Jean Dubiac; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date per the family’s request.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Samantha Scott Smith College Fund, c/o TD Bank, P.O. Box 549, Little River, S.C. 29566.  Checks must be made payable to Samantha Scott Smith, Attn: Tellers.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

William ‘Billy’ Hester
William ‘Billy’ Hester, 38, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at home.
He was born on Nov. 19, 1977, to the late Richard P. Hester and Sandra Hester of North Myrtle Beach.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Renee Lynn Hester of Middletown, Conn.; two sisters, Terry Ward and Sherry Ludlum, both of North Carolina; and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Lakeside Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Mark Holmes
Mark Holmes, 51, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.
Born on Nov. 24, 1964, in Loris, he was the son of Myrtle Johnson Holmes and the late Ira Thomas Holmes.
Survivors include his mother, Myrtle Holmes and her special friend Lester Blanton of Loris; two brothers, Sammy Holmes and his wife Regina and David Holmes and his wife Penny, all of Loris; two nieces, Courtney Suggs and her husband Edward and Brittney Flowers and her husband Mitchell, all of Loris; two nephews, Chris “Bungo” Holmes and his wife Ashleigh of Green Sea and Jeremy Holmes and his wife Meredith of Loris; and five great-nieces and great-nephews, Case Holmes, Becca Holmes, Ainsley Suggs, Eli Holmes and Treble Flowers.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Donnie Graham officiating. Burial followed in Antioch Cemetery.  Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Thomas G. Ingram
Thomas G. Ingram, 74, of Little River died on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at his home.
Born on Oct. 20, 1941, in Troy, N.Y., he was the son of the late Thomas Richard and Elsie Brunke Ingram.
He is survived by one daughter, Christine “Tina” Varrone of Middletown, N.Y.; and one granddaughter, Victoria Varrone of Little River.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Clifford Horry Mishoe
Clifford Horry Mishoe, 91, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at Conway Medical Center in Conway following an illness.
Born on Oct. 14, 1924, in Loris, he was the son of the late Pert Mishoe and the late Mattie Smith Mishoe.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Clifford Lyle Mishoe; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Ann Priddy Mishoe; three brothers, Price Earl Mishoe, Worley Mishoe and Brice Wilbur Mishoe; and one sister, Juanice Wansley.
Mr. Mishoe served his country with courage and honor in the United States Army during World War II. While stationed in Berlin he proudly served with the 822nd M.P. Battalion and he still met annually with many of his fellow soldiers at Hickory Knob State Park in McCormick. Following the military, he worked as a farmer and was a longtime active member of Beulah Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include his wife, Alma Todd Mishoe of the home; one son, J. Wayne Mishoe of Gainesville, Fla.; three grandchildren, Jason Mishoe and his wife Leann of Boston, Mass., Kevin Paul Mishoe of Gainesville and Lauren Mishoe of Dallas, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Paul Mishoe and Lily Mishoe, both of Gainesville; one brother, Thelton R. Mishoe and his wife Emily of Winter Haven, Fla.; one sister, Lucille Gore and her husband Royce of Tabor City, N.C.; one daughter-in-law, Bobbie Jean Mishoe of Lancaster; one brother-in-law, Bill Wansley of Columbia; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Thelton Powell 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 Beulah Baptist Church, 2615 Hwy. 66, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com or call Hardwick Funeral Home at 843-756-7001 for further information.

John H. Nye III
John H. “Johnny” Nye III, 69, of Cross died on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at Compass Point in Conway.
Born on May 25, 1947, in Conway, he was the son of the late John H. Nye Jr. and Betty Sue McLauchlin Nye.
John was a native of the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach. Residing in Cross he retired as an EMT with MEDUCARE in Charleston.
He is survived by four children, John H. Nye IV (Donna) of Atlanta, Ga., Steve Nye (Justine) of Philadelphia, Pa., Ryan Nye (Lauren) of Summerville and Megan Nye White (Daniel) of Moncks Corner; three sisters, Sue (Susie) Watson (Royce-deceased) of North Myrtle Beach, Daytona (Toni) Wall Lee (Don) of Little River and Lavonde Wall Goggins (Harry) of Longs; one brother, Dan Wall (Jenny) of Merritt Isle; and three grandchildren.
A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Russell Burgess Coastal Preserve at 3613 Duffy St. in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach.
Sign a guest book at watsonfuneralservices.com.
Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.

Jose´ Antonio ‘Pastor Tony’ Perez
Jose´ Antonio “Pastor Tony” Perez, 72, of Longs died on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at Asheville Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C.
Born on March 1, 1944, in Douglas, Ariz., he was the son of the late Antonio and Eloisa Masen Perez.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one daughter, Janna Perez.
Pastor Perez was the founder of Father’s Cup Ministry Church in Longs and former chaplain of the North Myrtle Beach Police Department.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Maria E. Miller Perez; four children, Danielle Harrison, Brian P. Moyer, Elizabeth Perez and Joel Xavier; one brother, Peter Perez; four sisters, Mary Moraida, Stella Cicneros, Delores Sermeno and Teresa Bedoy; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Father’s Cup Ministries Church. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial with military honors will be held at Florence National Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Father’s Cup Ministries Church.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcremtory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Karen M. Schaeffer
Karen M. Schaeffer, 76, of Little River died on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 12, 1940, in Lancaster, Pa., she was the daughter of Dorothy Adams Klopp and the late James Klopp.
In addition to her father she was predeceased by her husband, William H. Schaeffer.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two children, Jeff Darragh and Wendy Schaeffer; one brother, James Klopp (Rosa); one sister, Joan Claire; two grandchildren, Anthony Darragh and Kyle Darragh; and one great-grandson, Gabriel.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 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 American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM OCTOBER 13, 2016 EDITION

Eulene Frances Fowler Blanton
Eulene Frances Fowler Blanton, 81, of Lexington died on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at Lexington Medical Center in Lexington.
Born on June 20, 1935, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Seymour Fowler and Armenda Fipps Fowler.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Harvey Paul Blanton; one son, Marty Blanton, two brothers, John Fowler and Earl Fowler; and five sisters, Alice Fowler, Gladys Floyd, Inez Grainger, Ruthene Housand and Marie Stephens.
She is survived by one son, Terry Blanton and his wife Joyce of Lexington; three sisters, Christine Fowler of Loris, Betty Todd of Tabor City, N.C., and Joann Jacobs of Loris; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2  p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is serving the family.

Joan Marie Cassell
Joan Marie Cassell, 69, of North Myrtle Beach passed peacefully on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at home with her daughters at her side.
Born on June 5, 1947, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Gordon E. and Dorothy Clark.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Nancy.
She is survived by two daughters, Kimberly (Timothy) and Michele (David); four grandchildren, Kendall, Matthew, Rachel and Jenna; one nephew, Mark; and one brother, Buddy.
A public mass, inurnment and celebration of life will be held on June 3, 2017, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the American Red Cross, 2795 Pampas Drive, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 or Camp Beech Cliff, P.O. Box 381, Mount Desert, ME 04660 or campbeechcliff.org.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Washington Irving ‘Wash’ Dayton
Washington Irving “Wash” Dayton, 89, formerly of Little River, died on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 801 11th Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach.  
A Direct Cremations of Summerfield, Fla., is serving the family.

Mary ‘Ruth’ Fleck
Mary “Ruth” Fleck, 93, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at home.
Born on May 1, 1923, in Asheville, N.C., she was the daughter of Charles and Marie (Brown) Mitchell.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Nannie Katherine Beeson; and two brothers, William Lee Mitchell and Harry Edward Mitchell.
Mrs. Fleck retired from the National Security Agency in 1976 after 28 years of dedicated service.
She is survived by one brother, Charles Robert Mitchell of Asheville; one sister, Doris N. Pollock of North Myrtle Beach; one sister-in-law, Barbara Mitchell of Hickory, N.C.; and seven nieces and nephews, Ann Meechie, Susan Barbera, Kelley Laney, Susan Burns, Michael Beeson, Thomas Beeson and Diane Fruend.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, at Burke Memorial Park in Morganton, N.C., with the Rev. Nicholas Barbera officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1833, Merrifield, VA 22116-8033.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Edward Preston Gray
Edward Preston Gray, 86, of Benson, Ariz., formerly of North Myrtle Beach, selfless servant of our Lord, succumbed to acute leukemia at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson after a year-long battle.
A Benson resident since 2011, Mr. Gray touched many lives. Those who knew him remember him for the kind, gentle, patient, honest and compassionate man he was. Despite his diagnosis, he remained positive, telling friends and family, “You’ve got to go with what you’ve got,” a favorite mantra of his father.
Mr. Gray spent his early years in Wise County, Va., in a farm house with no running water. As a teenager he moved to the Washington, D.C., area and attended Eastern High School, where he was the captain of the Cadets (similar to ROTC). He led the Cadets to the annual competition, placing fourth and missing third by 0.7 point.
He met Bernice Reidy on the steps outside the cafeteria at high school. He was 19, and she was 15. They married several years later and raised two daughters, whom they adopted as infants. The family spent many memorable summers traveling in a pop-up camper throughout the country, Canada and Mexico. Later Ed and Bernice owned two RVs and continued their travels.
A banker by profession, he began his career as a courier with Riggs National Bank (now PNC Financial Services) in Washington, D.C., earning a scholarship to Southeastern University and taking night classes. He rose through the ranks and retired as an executive vice president after 35 years of service. He and Bernice then moved to North Myrtle Beach where he worked for First Federal Bank of Charleston (now South State Bank) for several years. They lived there for 25 years and then moved to Benson to be near their daughter Nancy.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Bernice Gray; two daughters, Nancy Gray (Jason) Warren of Saint David, Ariz., and Amy (William) Hauck of Myrtle Beach; six grandchildren, Cierra, Asia, Elijah, Liam, Mica and Simeon Hauck of Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Elizabeth Patton (Pat) Mowry and Frances Gray of Northern Virginia; one brother, Theodore (Ted) Gray of Northern Virginia; and 11 nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother Carrie Gray (né Elam) of Wise County, Va., and Suitland, Md.; and his father, Victor Gray of Scott County, Va., and Suitland, Md.
Ed was a member of San Pedro Valley United Methodist Church in Benson and was treasurer until his illness. Throughout his life, he served in various roles at Ryland United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C.; Bells United Methodist Church, Camp Springs, Md.; and Seaside United Methodist Church, Sunset Beach, N.C.
The family thanks the many who prayed for Ed, from California to the East Coast. “Prayer is the answer” were among Ed’s parting words.
Through Ed’s illness the family has learned so many things that he has done and been to other people.
In lieu of flowers or gifts in his name, the family asks that you pay a kindness forward in recognition of Ed’s selfless giving. Be there for a loved one or stranger in his honor. No funeral service is planned at this time.

Rupert Hickman
Rupert Hickman, 78, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following a sudden illness.
Born on June 3, 1938, in Tabor City, N.C., he was the son of the late William Jesse Hickman and the late Letha Eugenia Stanley Hickman.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, James M. Hickman.
Mr. Hickman graduated with honors from Finklea High School and was a quarterback for the Finklea High School football team.
He received his undergraduate degree from Benedict College and his master’s degree from North Carolina Central University. After college, he taught at Watson Elementary School and Conway Middle Schools until his retirement. He was an agricultural business man his entire life.
Mr. Hickman was a man of civic passions and talent. He was an active force during the civil rights movement in the late 1960s as well as a published poet, photographer and songwriter. He received recognition from the South Carolina House of Representatives and the South Carolina Senate for his outstanding community service. In addition, he received an award from the concerned citizens for outstanding service and contribution to his community and county. Furthermore, he received an award from the senior citizens of Horry County for loyal service and dedication.
Mr. Hickman was an active member of the National Education Association and South Carolina Education Association. He was president and vice president of the Horry County Education Association Retired. He was chairperson of the credential committee for the Horry County Democratic Party and a National Delegate to the National Democratic Convention in 2008. He was an active and life-long member of Flag Patch Missionary Baptist Church. He spent countless hours tending the yard and beautiful flower garden, but he will be most remembered as a loving husband, father and brother.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Jacqueline Potter-Hickman of the home; one son, Ruppert Hickman II of Greenwich, Conn.; one daughter, Trasha Nicole “Niki” Hickman of Columbia; two brothers, the Rev. Donnie Lee Hickman and his wife Gertha and William Jesse Hickman Jr. and his wife Jane Ellen, all of Loris; one brother-in-law, James Earl Potter; six sisters-in-law, Lois Potter Barber, Dott Potter Melton and her husband James, Yvonne Potter Lee, Janice Potter Burks, Nettie Potter Scott and her husband Elisa of Atlanta, Ga., and Vanessa Potter Wynne and her husband Darryl, all of Dothan, Ala.; two aunts, Gracie Stanley of Conway and Ethel Claridy of Nakina, N.C.; and a host of relatives, friends and students.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, at Kingston Lake Education and Business Center with the the Rev. Jerry Faulk officiating. Committal services followed at Flag Patch Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Margaret Eileen ‘Peggy’ Schoen
Margaret Eileen “Peggy” Schoen, 76, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, after a brief illness at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myetle Beach.
Born on March 4, 1940, in Vincent, Ohio, she was the daughter of Benedict Aloysius and Mary Eileen (Hayes) Roddy.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one sister, Angela Sue Roddy; and one brother, Michael Andrew Roddy.
Mrs. Schoen was a 1958 graduate of St. Mary Catholic Central High School in Marietta, Ohio. On May 7, 1960, she married James Charles Schoen at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marietta. They made their home in Washington, D.C., and Tujunga, Calif., before relocating to their childhood home of Marietta and in 1981 to Pataskala, Ohio. In 2003, they retired to North Myrtle Beach.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by six children, James B. of North Myrtle Beach, Frederick D. (Marianne) of Gahanna, Ohio, Richard M. of Chesterton, Ind., Mary I. (Eric) Hartshorn of Raleigh, N.C., Angela C. Eader of Pataskala, Ohio, and Sara K. (Randy) Lovell of Centerburg, Ohio; 16 grandchildren, Michael I. Schoen, Joseph D. Schoen, Christopher F. Schoen, AnnaMarie K. Schoen, ThereseMarie B. Schoen, John Paul B. Schoen, Kristen I. (Chuck) Hartley, Jonathan C. Hartshorn, Thomas E. Hartshorn, Richard C. Eader, Nicholas J. Eader, Jacob E. Eader, Jessica C. Eader, Matthew J. Eader, Andrea K. Lovell and Alexander D. Lovell; 10 brothers and sisters, Shirley M. Roddy of Marietta, Mary Ann (Max) Malone of Vincent, Benedict E. Roddy of Cincinnati, Ohio, Julia E. Giangreco of California, Harriett R. Jenkins of Cincinnati, Alice L. (Frank) Valadez of Los Angeles, Calif., Virginia I. Roddy of Marietta, Rita S. (Steven) Westbrook of Ventura, Calif., Daniel L. Roddy of Marietta and Vincent A. Roddy of Marietta; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Mrs. Schoen was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach where she was active in the Ladies Guild and in Our Lady’s Kitchen outreach ministry feeding the homeless.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 Eighth Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Doug Vaught
Doug Vaught, 47, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016.
He was born on March 2, 1969.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Laddie and Lounell Vaught; and an uncle, Michael Vaught.
Mr. Vaught was a pharmacist, avid fisherman, hunter and loved cooking.
Survivors include his mother, Linda V. Mills of Loris; one son, Logan Vaught and his fiancé Jessica Cozine, both of Myrtle Beach; one uncle and aunt, Bing and Kay Vaught of Loris; numerous cousins; and his beloved dogs, Simba, Sissy, Tinkerbell and Pup-Pup.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. David Watts and the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was for one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2610 Mt. Zion Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM OCTOBER 6, 2016 EDITION

Mary Jo Berens
Mary Jo Berens, 85, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, after an ongoing bout with cancer.
Born on April 4, 1931, in Barberton, Ohio, she was the daughter of Mary Agnes (Eckroate) Hatheway and Charles W. Hatheway.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Charles L. Hatheway, PhD and David G. Hatheway.
Mrs. Berens was the first of five children. She was reared in Massillon, Ohio, and graduated from Mt. Marie Academy in Canton, Ohio, with the class of 1949. She married Jim in 1952 and settled in Massillon where they started a family that eventually included five children.
As a mother, her highest priority was her family, with the emphasis on learning and common sense.
Over the years she was able to serve as a lay Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. She enjoyed playing golf as a member of The Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach, cross-country skiing, bridge, reading and running at various times over the years.
In retirement, she and Jim settled in North Myrtle Beach and spent the last 25 years of their 64 year marriage enjoying the beach, exercise classes and swimming at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center. Their growing family, with frequent visits, were among the happier days of her life.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, James R. Berens; five children, Regina M. Berens (McGee) and her spouse Ron, Paul J. Berens and his spouse Korrie, Ann E. Gorman, MD, and her spouse Jerome, Thomas C. Berens and his spouse Nancy and John C. Berens and his spouse Leslie; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas W. Hatheway (Shirley) and J. Mark Hatheway, MD (Lynn); and two sisters-in-law, Norma and Vicky.
Mrs. Berens has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Holy Trinity Catholic School, 1760 Living Stones Lane, Longs, S.C. 29568 or to Mercy Hospice, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, N.C. 28422.
A celebration of life funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church with Father D. Anthony Droze presiding.
Inurnment in the columbarium will follow immediately. A lunch and visiting period will follow in the church social hall to honor Mary Jo and to allow guests to meet the family.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Kathleen J. Corrigan
Kathleen J. Corrigan, 74, of Little River ended her suffering on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.
Fiercely independent and selfless, she ended her battle with cancer as she did everything, with warmth and dignity.
Kathleen will be remembered for how she embraced life and filled it with memories. Her final wish was that her family and friends make time for loved ones and build upon her legacy of endless hugs, kisses, smiles and happiness.
Born on Jan. 15, 1942, in the Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late James O’Neil and Jane Grey.
She is survived by one son, James Corrigan; one daughter-in-law, Christa; and two granddaughters, Alyssa and Kayla.
She was predeceased by her husband, Michael P. Corrigan; one son, Kevin J. Corrigan; and one brother, James G. O’Neil.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at River Hills Country Club in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Allen Everett Edwards
Allen Everett Edwards, 75, of Little River, formerly of Stratham, N.H., passed away on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at home.
He was born on Nov. 21, 1940.
Mr. Edwards was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Lisabeth Edwards; and one son, Michael.
Survivors include one daughter, Christine; two sons, Joshua and Kristian and his wife Jamilla, all of Myrtle Beach; and three grandchildren, Mickie, Dylan and Emma.
A lifelong resident of New Hampshire, Mr. Edwards was an avid New England sports fan and loved spending time on Lake Winnepesaukee. Once in South Carolina, he enjoyed the beach with his family and being with his fellow veterans at the American Legion. He was also a very active member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach.
A celebration of his life was held on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach. A 5:30 p.m. reception followed on the deck at Joe’s Bar & Grill in the Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach.
Coastal Cremations of Carolina Shores, N.C., served the family.

Maxine B. Jacobs
Maxine B. Jacobs, 70, of Loris passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Aug. 21, 1946, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Grier Mack Brown and Hazel Katherine Woodbury Brown.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed for more than 32 years with Days Inn Inc.  Her hobbies included spending time in her garden and fishing.  
Mrs. Jacobs was the loving mother of two children.
She is survived by two children, Mack H. Jacobs of Loris and Linda Butler of Hamlet, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Joyce Ann Whidby of Conway; three nephews, Richard Whidby and his wife Dr. Denise Whidby of Myrtle Beach, Ronad Whidby and his wife Patsy of Conway and Alan Butler of Hamlet; and one niece, Karen Butler of Hamlet.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Hillcrest Mausoleum Chapel in Conway.
A private entombment will follow.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the funeral service at Hillcrest Mausoleum Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is serving the family.

Lillian Hall Roberts
Lillian Hall Roberts, 81, of Longs died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at home.
Born on July 13, 1935, in Brooksville, she was the youngest daughter of Clayton and Effie Hall.
Mrs. Roberts was a graduate of Wampee High School.  She was a loving wife and mother.
Mrs. Roberts was married to her childhood sweetheart, the late William Waldon Roberts.
Survivors include her youngest son, William Waldon Roberts Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.; and one sister, Juanita Sibley of New Bern, N.C.; one niece, Wanda McDonald; and two nephews, Bryan Sibley and Kenny Sibley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Lee Funeral Home at 11840 Hwy. 90 in Little River with Bryan Sibley officiating. Burial will be immediately after the service at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River. The family will greet friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at Lee Funeral Home.
Mrs. Roberts’ family wishes to express utmost gratitude to her in-home caregivers, Gertha Stanley and Marlene Livingston...living proof that there are still angels among us.  Additional thanks to Mercy Hospice of Horry County for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Little River United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 160, Little River, S.C. 29566 (www.lrumc.net) or The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 (www.humanesocietynmb.com)
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Jean B. Trolsen
Jean B. Trolsen, 82, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at home with her family by her side.
Born on Aug. 19, 1934, in Newburgh, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Thor and Gertrude Conklin Trolsen.
She was predeceased by one brother, George H. Trolsen.
People will remember Mrs. Trolsen as an owner of Jenets Ice Cream parlor in Windy Hill.
She is survived by one brother, Thor Trolsen; one sister, Doris Maharay; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were private with the family.
The family asks that donations be made to Alzheimer’s research.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Edward Kent Wright
Edward Kent Wright, 75, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at home following an illness.
Born on Nov. 29, 1940, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late Thomas Joel Wright and the late Lila Elizabeth Steele Wright.
Mr. Wright served his country with courage and honor in the United States Air Force. After the military, he served as a South Carolina State Trooper until his retirement. He was a Methodist. He will be most remembered as a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Cox Wright of the home; three sons, Edward Kent Wright Jr. of Fredericksburg, Va., David Ashley Wright and his wife Gina of Sumter and William Joseph “Jody” Wright of Newport News, Va.; and four loving grandchildren, Eddie, Hayden, Isabella and Taylor.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Larry Rodeffer officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Loris. The family received friends for one and one-half hours prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572 or online at www.mercyhospice.org.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 EDITION

Paul C. ‘Mr. B’ Batten Sr.
Paul C. “Mr. B” Batten Sr., 96, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at his son’s home in Loris surrounded by his loving family.
Born on May 9, 1920, in Whiteville, N.C., he was the son of the late John Wesley and Fannie Worrell Batten.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Lula “Tiny” W. Batten; one great-grandson, Benjamin David Batten; five brothers; and three sisters.
Mr. “B” owned and operated Beach Auto Parts, Lynn’s Auto Parts and Batten’s Auto Parts. He was a charter member of Ocean View Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach and served as chairman of the ushers for over 25 years. He loved his church and his Sunday School class.
Mr. “B” was a past director of the South Carolina Automotive Wholesale Association, a member of Masonic Lodge #419, Omar Shrine Temple, Myrtle Beach Shrine, Horry Shrine and the Beachcombers Unit.
Survivors include one son, Paul C. Batten Jr. and his wife Marsha of Loris; one daughter, Betty L. Batten of Little River; two sisters, Thetus Sessions of Whiteville, N.C., and Lois Blakely of Pleasant Garden, N.C.; five grandchildren, Cameron, Stacey, Marshann, Dusty and Jenny; 12 great-grandchildren, Rachael, Ashley, Alisha (Josh), Gabriel, Alyssa, Olivia, Austin, Brady Paul, Abigail, James, Preston and Miranda; two step-great-grandchildren, Courtney and Andrea; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Ocean View Baptist Church with the Rev. Everett Douglas officiating. Burial followed the service at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris St., Greenville, S.C. 29605 or Ocean View Baptist Church, 7300 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
The Batten family thanks the staff at Agape Hospice for their loving care and kindness.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Paul D. Beck
Paul D. Beck, 66, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.
He was born on March 25, 1950.
The family received friends at Mr. Beck’s home from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Ruby H. Blythe
Ruby H. Blythe, 81, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on May 13, 1935, in Graham, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Francis and Beatrice Williams Hamby.
She is survived by two children, Alan Blythe and Velvet Gesualdo; two brothers, Fred and Bucky Hamby; two sisters, Debbie Harris and Sandra Oakley; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Betty Jane Carter
Betty Jane Carter, 79, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.
Born on April 22, 1937, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late James Burroughs and Charity Emma Tyler Canady.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Merlene Rheuark.
Mrs. Carter was a loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include three children, Joey Carter of Longs, Tony Carter (Marylyn) of Timmonsville and Tommy Carter (Siobhan) of Myrtle Beach; six grandchildren, Tonya Osborne (Jonathan), Taylor Carter, Tamera Carter, Kaylyn Carter, Emma Carter and Katherine Carter; one great-grandchild, Jacelyn Osborne; four brothers, J.B. “Buck” Canady of Loris, Ronnie Canady of Loris, Earl Canady of Norfolk, Va., and Lloyd Canady of Loris; and one sister, Joyce Phipps (Neil) of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Jon Johnson and the Rev. Alvin Jackson officiating.  Burial followed in the Cane Branch Baptist Church cemetery.  Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Washington Irving ‘Wash’ Dayton
Washington Irving “Wash” Dayton, 89, formerly of Little River, died on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.
He moved to The Villages, Fla., in 2013 to be closer to his children.
Mr. Dayton was born in Vail, Pa. He was the son of the late Washington and Florence Dayton.
Mr. Dayton was predeceased by his first wife of 51 years, Lorraine Hazel Dayton (2001); his second wife, Bobbie Dayton (2010); two sisters; and one brother.
Mr. Dayton served in the U.S. Army. He was a World War II veteran. He was a member and former commander of the Calabash VFW Post #7288. He was also a member of the American Legion.  He belonged to many clubs in The Villages including The Altoona Club, the World War II Club, The South Carolina Club and The Four Score and More Club.
Mr. Dayton was a graduate of Tyrone High School in Pennsylvania. He attended Farmingdale Community College, took flying lessons and loved to fly. He was an avid golfer, bowler and card player. He loved to travel.
He is survived by his two children, Diane Dayton Gilson and Gregory Dayton, both of Florida; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 801 11th Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach.  
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 801 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A Direct Cremations of Summerfield, Fla., is serving the family.

M. Colleen Falco
M. Colleen Falco, 47, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday Sept. 24, 2016.
She is survived by her husband, Russell J. Falco; her parents, James W. and Laura Kennedy Eagan; one brother, James Joseph Eagan and his wife Carol; two sisters, Kelly Dalsemer and her husband Larry and Geraldine Dorsey and her husband Patrick; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. The family greeted friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Grand Strand Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, 809 82nd Ave., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Ashley Dean Graham
Ashley Dean Graham, 48, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at McLeod Florence Hospital in Florence following an illness.
Born on July 24, 1968, in Loris, he was the son of Woodrow Lee Graham Jr. and the late Brenda Gay Cooke Graham.
In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Margaret Chestnut Rhodes.
Mr. Graham was the owner of Ashley & Son’s trucking company. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Rhodes Graham of the home; two sons, Ashley H. Graham and Aaron D. Graham and his wife Sara, all of Loris; his father, Lee Graham of Loris; one brother, Kevin Graham and his wife Kathy of Conway; one sister, Anita G. Nelson and her husband Frankie of Loris; his father-in-law, Harold Rhodes of Loris; one sister-in-law, Sandra Lupo and her husband Terry of Conway; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Pastor Rodney Hord and the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services followed at the Carter Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Bill Jack Halloway Jr.
Bill Jack Halloway Jr., 56, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at home.
Born on March 17, 1960, in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of Ruby Charlene Hale Halloway of North Myrtle Beach and the late Bill Jack Halloway Sr.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by one sister, Jackie Kaisk.
In addition to his mother he is survived by two brothers, Leon Halloway and Paul Halloway; and one sister, Melinda Halloway.
Services were private with the family.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

William Joyce Hardee
William Joyce Hardee, 87, of Loris passed away on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Dec. 24, 1928, in Loris, he was the son of the late William Mayo Hardee and the late Attie Arjane Cox Hardee.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Rosa Piver Hardee; one daughter, Rosa Arjane Hardee; three brothers, John Watis Hardee, Avery Dalton Hardee and Shelton Clemson Hardee; and five sisters, Iris Marie Sarvis, Elga Lena Russ, Mary Florence Fipps, Attie Leatis Smith and Vela Mayola Wood.
Mr. Hardee served his country with courage and honor in the United States Army. After the Army, he worked as a farmer until his retirement. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Hardee was a loving and compassionate caregiver of his wife of 65 years, Rosa Piver Hardee, as well as a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and brother.
Survivors include one son, William J. Hardee II and his wife Brenda of Loris; four daughters, Theresa Singletary and her husband John of Tabor City, N.C., Phyllis Uebelacker and her husband John of Jacksonville, Fla., Lucina Stone and her husband Mike of Raeford, N.C., and Devora Harrelson and her husband Michael of Loris; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Defford D. Hardee of Creedmoor, N.C.; and two sisters, Doris Piver of Tabor City and Carolyn Edwards of Rock Hill.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Hardee Cemetery on Oak Dale Road with the Rev. Allen Singletary officiating. The family received friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Dovie Graham Hayes
Dovie Graham Hayes, 103, of Green Sea passed away on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Loris Rehab and Nursing Center in Loris.
Born on Feb. 23, 1913, in Green Sea, she was the daughter of the late D. Joe Graham and the late Martha Bell Graham.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Shelton Thomas Hayes; one son, John Thomas Hayes; two brothers, Walter Graham and Dolphus Graham; and one sister, Gussie Watson.
Mrs. Hayes was a loving homemaker and a longtime member of Green Sea Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, K. Sherwood Hayes and his wife Linda of Conway; two daughters, Martha Jo Garrell and her husband Jimmy of Tabor City, N.C., and Pam Sarvis and her husband Larry of Green Sea; eight grandchildren, Scott Hayes, Matt Hayes, Dee Dee Strickland, Buck Sarvis, Brock Sarvis, Ray Lupo, Patricia Hayes and Johnny Hayes; and 10 great-grandchildren, Justin Ray Lupo, Cole Strickland, Savannah Dovie Sarvis, Logan Sarvis, Paisley Sarvis, Michael Hayes, Madeline Hayes, Martine Hayes, Riley Hayes and Ridge Hayes.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Green Sea Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Phillips officiating. Committal services followed at Green Sea Cemetery. Visitation was held for one and one-half hours prior to the service at Green Sea Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be made to Green Sea Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 125, Green Sea, S.C. 29545.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Sylvia Reeder Moore
Sylvia Reeder Moore, 80, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at home.
Born on Sept. 16, 1936, in Jersey Shore, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lee Reeder and the late Helen Fulton Reeder.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sons, Leonard Keith Moore and Jeffery Lynn Moore; one granddaughter, Tiffany Moore Causey; and one sister, Eileen Brooks.
Mrs. Moore was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. She worked as a supervisor for the Alabama Theatre for 15 years and prior to that she worked in the family business.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Leonard F. Moore of Loris; one daughter, Rochelle Moore Anderson of Little River; five grandchildren, Jimmy Anderson and his wife Cassandra of Loris, Michelle Anderson Coletta and her husband Vince of Myrtle Beach, Lenny Keith Moore and his wife Kisha of Jacksonville, N.C., Corey W. Moore of Myrtle Beach and Shawn Moore and his wife Brittany of Loris; five great-grandchildren, Jameson Anderson, Josie Anderson, Maddox Moore, Miles Moore and Brianna Causey; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Moore Shelley and her husband James of Conway; one grandson-in-law, Kristopher Causey of Loris; and two nephews, Gary Brooks and his wife Karen of Lock Haven, Pa., and Lee Brooks and his wife Carol of State College, Pa.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
A mass of christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Loris. Burial will follow in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 128A Professional Park Drive, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.


Michael John Pachonka
Michael John Pachonka, 47, of Calabash, N.C., died on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.
Born on Sept. 9, 1969, in Yonkers, N.Y., he was the son of the late Timothy Stephen Pachonka and Eileen Harraghy Pachonka.
Survivors include his brother, Timothy Pachonka (Toni) of Patterson, N.Y.; one nephew, Freddy Pachonka; and one niece, Caitlin Pachonka.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, at Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel in Shallotte, N.C. Visitation was for one hour prior to the service.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte served the family.

Joseph Aloysious Smith
Joseph Aloysious Smith, 87, of Loris passed away on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at Magnolia’s of Myrtle Beach.
Born on Nov. 2, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late William Smith and the late Ida Mae Stringfellow.
Mr. Smith was predeceased by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Mr. Smith retired from the Department of Highways with the state of Delaware. He was a Catholic.
Mr. Smith served his country with courage, honor and distinction in the United States Army in both World War II and Korea. He achieved the rank of master sergeant and earned numerous military awards, decorations and medals including the World War II Victory-Army Occupation Germany and Japan, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star, United Nations Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, U.S. Presidential Unit Citation, Korea, Korean Service Award, Five Battle Stars and the National Defense Medal.
After his military service, Mr. Smith served with the Civil Air Patrol achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. He earned the Commander’s Commendation Award, Garber Award, Air Force Association Citation Award and Delaware Wing Member of the Year while in the Civil Air Patrol.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Haltaman Smith of the home; one son, Joseph James “Joe” Smith and his wife Terry of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Tina Smith of Wilmington, Del., and Pat Chance and her husband Ernie of Annapolis, Md.; one step-son, Brent Truitt and his wife Jennifer; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Eric, Rachel, Danielle, Alex, Nicolas and Shannon; three great-grandchildren; and two dogs, Bogey and Bella.
Special thanks go to Mr. Smith’s caregivers, Sabrina Ganous and Amy Winston, and best friends, Ron and Sandy Pierce.
Funeral services, with military honors, were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, Del. Visitation was held on Friday, Sept. 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, 46610 State Hwy. 10, Delhi, N.Y. 13753 or 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.

Donnie Ray Stevens
Donnie Ray Stevens, 69, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at home following an illness.
Born on July 18, 1947, in Loris, he was the son of the late Thelbert Gaye Stevens and the late Catherine Stevens.
Mr. Stevens served his country with courage and honor in the United States Army. After the Army, he worked in industrial sales until his retirement. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Survivors include his loving son, Brock Stevens and his wife Beth of Greenville; two grandchildren, Brice Stevens and Alexandrea “Alex” Stevens; two brothers, Gaye Stevens and Greg Fowler, both of Loris; and one sister, Debbie Mincey and her husband Tony of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kip Kelly officiating. Committal services, with military honors, followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family received friends for two hours prior to services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to McLeod Health, P.O. Box 100551, Florence S.C. 29502-0551. Make a notation on your check that this is a designated memorial for McLeod Hospice in honor of Donnie Stevens.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Malcolm E. ‘Mac’ White Jr.
Malcolm E. “Mac” White Jr., 72, of Longs passed away on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at home.
Born on July 10, 1944, in Providence, R.I., he was the son of the late Malcolm E. White Sr. and the late Lucille Savella White.
Mr. White grew up in Mullins but ventured to Charlotte, N.C., where he met and married his wife, Betty, of 47 years and began a career in the car business. He eventually owned his own new car franchise in Loris.
Survivors include his loving wife, Betty V. White; three children, Malcolm “Mike” White III of North Myrtle Beach, Ashlei White of Longs and Jason White and his wife Melissa of Longs; seven grandchildren, Haley Cartrette and her husband Aubrey, Macy, Jasmine, Charlie, Wyatt, Graciebeth and Rivers; three great-grandchildren, Maddox, Luke and Tatum; one sister, Louise Hinton of Fayetteville, N.C.; and five nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Larry Allen and Jason White. The family received friends at the funeral home following the service.
Memorial donations may be made to Beacon Hospice, 3959 Hwy. 17 Bypass, Suite D, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576 or the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.
 

OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 EDITION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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