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 Obituaries


OBITUARIES FROM JULY 30, 2015 EDITION
Terry Wayne Cartrette
Terry Wayne Cartrette, 55, of Loris passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on Sept. 18, 1959, in Loris, he was the son of Billy Bright Cartrette and Myrtle Lee Wright Watson.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by one brother, Ricky Oliver Cartrette; one granddaughter, Sophia Cartrette; and one brother-in-law, Danny Blackburn.
Mr. Cartrette worked in construction and was a Baptist.
In addition to his mother, survivors include one daughter, Melissa Todd and her husband Timmy of Loris; two sons, Jerry Cartrette of Loris and Jody Cartrette of Lincolnton, N.C.; three loving grandchildren, Nevaeh Cartrette, Eli Cartrette and Hunter Cartrette; one sister, Diane Blackburn of Loris; one half-sister, Melodie Johnson and her husband Jamey of Newland, N.C.; and one brother, Billy Michael Cartrette of Loris.
A graveside memorial service was held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, at Holly Hill Cemetery in Loris with the Rev. Kevin Lambert officiating.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Newell Fogle Clarkson
Newell Fogle Clarkson, 89, of Kingstree passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at home after an illness.
Born on Oct. 22, 1925, in Orangeburg, she was the daughter of the late Annie Beckwith Smith Fogle and John R. Fogle Sr.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, J.B. Clarkson Jr.; four brothers, John R. Fogle Jr., L. Gillespie Fogle, Samuel T. Fogle and M. Smith Fogle; and one sister, Annie Laurie Fogle Armstrong.
Mrs. Clarkson was a graduate of Orangeburg High School and Winthrop College in the class of 1945 where she earned a degree in public school music. She taught and was a band director for many years in the Kingstree public schools and at Williamsburg Academy. She was lovingly known by her students as “Ma” and made many trips with the Kingstree High School Band to Savannah, Ga., for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Mrs. Clarkson was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church where she was a longtime member of the choir and had served as choir director.
Survivors include two sons, James R. “Jimmy” Clarkson (Teresa) of Loris and Russell B. Clarkson (Karen) of Bethesda, Md.; five grandchildren, Julie C. Mullikin (Jonathan), Nancy C. Sexton (Kenny), James Bennett Clarkson III, Brian C. Clarkson and Bradford S. Clarkson; four great-grandchildren, Will Sexton, Davis Sexton, Parks Mullikin and Maddie Mullikin; one sister, Becky Yates of Greenville, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Rosie Fogle of Orangeburg; one special niece, Dixie Stullenbarger (Harry); and two special caregivers, Frankie Henryhand and Naomia Battle.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, at Kingstree United Methodist Church in Kingstree with burial in New Market Cemetery near Greeleyville. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 27, at Williamsburg Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church Choir Fund, 501 N. Longstreet St., Kingstree, S.C. 29556 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online at https://donate.cancer.org.
Williamsburg Funeral Home of Kingstree served the family.

Mary ‘Eloise’ Suggs James
Mary “Eloise” Suggs James, 86, of Bostic, N.C., died peacefully on Friday, July 24, 2015, at her home after a long illness with her family in attendance.
Born on May 19, 1929, in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of Walter William Suggs and Eula Mae Christy of Cliffside, N.C.
She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Junior James; five siblings, Colin Suggs, Gwendolyn “Judy” Suggs Engleman, Marjorie Suggs Sims and Jack Suggs.
Mrs. James was the fifth of seven children. She and her husband were married on July 7, 1951.
Mrs. James was a graduate of Cliffside High School and attended Wake Forest University and Gardner-Webb College. She was a seamstress and worked for Doncaster-Tanner Companies where she retired in 1989. Following retirement she continued to work part-time for the Rutherford County Transit Authority until 1997 when she fully retired. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Forest City, N.C.
Survivors include five children, David H. James and his wife Janet of Forest City, Walter Richard James and his wife Rebecca of Gaffney, Penny C. James of Asheville, Betsy J. James of Bostic and Sarah J. Pate and her husband Phil of North Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Ann Suggs Yarbrough of Marvin, N.C., and Elizabeth Suggs Tanner of Milledgeville, Ga.; one sister-in-law, Jean Suggs of Aiken; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, in the Eternal Hills Memorial Park with the Rev. Dr. Neil Haynes officiating. A time of visitation followed the service at the cemetery.
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The Padgett and King Mortuary of Forest City served the family.

Robert L. ‘Chip’ Kerby II
Robert L. “Chip” Kerby II, 54, of Surfside Beach passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at his home.
Born on April 6, 1961, in Clarksburg, W.V., he was the son of the late Bob and Jackie Kerby of Salem, W.V.
Mr. Kerby was a member of Vermont Baptist Church in Sedalia, W.V. He enjoyed working and collecting coins. He was an avid WVU Mountaineers fan.
Survivors include his two sons, Robert L. Kerby III of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Justin M. Kerby of West Virginia; one grandchild, Ethan Gage Kerby of Clarksburg; and three sisters, Debbie L. Myers (George) of Loris, Barbara L. Kerby of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Saren D. Swentzel (Neil) of West Union, W.V.
Services were private.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Aaron ‘Doug’ McLamb
Aaron “Doug” McLamb, 76, of Calabash, N.C., died on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Oct. 1, 1938, in Brunswick County, N.C., he was the son of the late Aaron Drake and Lena Fulwood McLamb.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol Ann Foster McLamb; two sons, Terry Douglas McLamb (Edna) of Calabash and Scott Aaron McLamb (Lynne) of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; one sister, Lena Olive McLamb of Shallotte, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Corry Aaron and Ashley Scott McLamb.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 24, at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Calabash. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, 1010 Hickman Road, Calabash, N.C. 28467.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Norma L. Merkle
Norma L. Merkle, 92, of Little River passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at her home with her daughters at her side.
Born on Dec. 15, 1922, in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of Charles and Josephine Lechner.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leigh Merkle; and one sister, Ruth Wagner.
Before her marriage, Mrs. Merkle was a secretary at Trice Products Corp. in Buffalo where she renewed her acquaintance with Leigh which continued while he served in the Army Air Corps in World War II.
In addition to caring for her family, she taught Sunday School and was superintendent of the beginner department at Randall Memorial Baptist Church in Williamsville, N.Y. Mrs. Merkle also worked at Hens and Kelly in the baby department before moving to Little River in 1981. She worked several seasons at the Christmas Shop in Calabash, N.C. She was a charter member of Bible Fellowship Baptist Church in Little River and a former member and Sunday School teacher at Lakeside Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Mrs. Merkle loved plants and had a prize winning collection of approximately 500 African Violets which were sheltered in a special room Leigh built in their home. She was a member of Ikebana and was the last surviving member of the Windjammer Village China Painters group that met in the clubhouse and in her home.
She is survived by two daughters, Michelle Merkle and Sharlene Merkle, both of Little River; two grandsons, Joel Pignataro (Natalie) of Locust Grove, Ga., and Ethan Pignataro (Leslie) of Knoxville, Tenn.; and two great-grandchildren, Luke Pignataro and Lauryn Pignataro.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758541, Topeka, KS 66675; Lions International Leader Dogs, 1039 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307-3115 or Canine Angels Inc., 98 Shadow Moss Place, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A celebration of life was held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 24, at the Windjammer Village Clubhouse in Little River.
Special thanks for her care to Beacon Hospice, Jackie Howard, Susan Grubbs, Brenda Fowler, Rose Nicholson, Sandra G. Thomas and Dr. Stephen D. Grubb.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Beverly Perryman-McCaffrey
Beverly Perryman-McCaffrey, 66, of Little River passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015.
Born on Dec. 17, 1948, in Monroe, La., she was the daughter of Freddie and Dorothy Perryman.
When she was approximately four-years-old she moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she, her mother and five siblings lived during her formative years. She attended public school in Brooklyn and later graduated from the Borough of Manhattan Community College with a degree in business administration.  For several years Mrs. Perryman-McCaffrey worked for Brooklyn Friends Elementary and Middle School as a development officer and later as a database manager for Heart Share Foster Care Agency from which she retired in January 2011.
When Beverly was a child her mother, Dorothy Perryman, and her grandmother, Stella Donscroux, were careful to make sure that she and her siblings attended Sunday school every Sunday at Bridge Street AWME Church. Later as an adult Beverly joined Bridge Street and became an active member; serving as the recording secretary of the church’s Lay Organization. She remained a member of Bridge Street until her retirement, at which time she and Michael moved to Little River and eventually joined St. Paul AME Church.
Mrs. Perryman-McCaffrey gave birth to two children, Dwayne and Shawnte’, at an early age and she raised them for a number of years as a young single parent with the help of her family and community. She met her husband and soulmate Michael McCaffrey in September 1986 and they were joined in holy matrimony on June 26, 1993.
As a result of her own life experiences she learned that she had a gift and a passion for helping people, women in particular, to become empowered through a process of self-discovery and spiritual development. She and Michael took this on as their life’s work and over the last 28 years they have helped many individuals and their families improve their quality of life.
She leaves behind two children, Dwayne Perryman and Shawnte’ Perryman; her faithful husband and best friend, Michael McCaffrey; one sister and one brother, Freddie Hamilton and Harold Perryman; one grandson, Dwayne Perryman Jr.; two sisters-in-law, Kathleen McCaffrey and Sallie Perryman-Cruz; one brother-in-law, Johnnie Ray; three nephews, Chris, Marc and Jekim; four nieces, Pamela, Paula, Patricia and Anesha; and a host of cousins, grand-nephews and nieces, family and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents; and three brothers, Alfred Perryman, Robert Perryman and Johnny Perryman.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 31, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel with a wake service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at St. Paul AME Church in Little River. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Gregory F. Poole
Gregory F. Poole, 49, of Loris passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on Feb. 13, 1966, in Lakenheath, England, he was the son of the late Frank Poole Jr. and the late Shirley Russ Poole.
Mr. Poole worked as a maintenance technician and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Poole of the home; two daughters, Amber Plunkett and her husband Robert and Kimberly Roberts and her fiancé Michael, all of Loris; one loving grandson, Dorian of Loris; one sister, Tina Affleck of Douglasville, Ga.; and three loving nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Karen C. Poole, 614 Robin St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

William Gause Smith
William Gause Smith, 66, of Loris passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015.
Born on July 11, 1949, in Mullins, he was the son of the late William G. Smith Sr. and Maymie Lee Teague Smith.
Mr. Smith was a graduate of Mullins High School and Wofford College where he was a member of Kappa Sigma. He received his master’s degree from the University of South Carolina and his doctorate of education from South Carolina State University. He was a retired minister from the United Methodist Conference and pastored at Ebenezer and Hebron United Methodist Churches in Marlboro County. His interests included gardening and fellowship with family and friends.
Surviving are his wife, Debra Smith; one son, G. Smith; two daughters, Lee Rains and Elizabeth Cox-Smith; three grandchildren; one brother, Texas Teague Smith (Helen); one sister-in-law, Trudy Gerrald; his special caregiver, Gerome Myers; three nieces, Ashley Smith Watson (Heath), Lauralee Celi (Oscar) and Ginger Gerrald and her fiancé Lloyd Huggins; and many other extended family members and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 27, at Zoan United Methodist Church in Loris with the Rev. John Watts and the Rev. Grady Corder officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Zoan United Methodist Church, 12345 Hwy. 19 W., Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Lucian Dale Willard
Lucian Dale Willard, 72, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Oct. 26, 1942, in Conway, he was the son of Ella Todd Willard and the late Lucian D. Willard.
In addition to his mother of North Myrtle Beach, he is survived by two daughters, Kim Cox and Robin Weant; one brother, Barry Willard; two sisters, Rebecca Scott and Wendy Finley; and four grandchildren, Taylor, Mylee, Mallorye and Mellanye.
The family received friends at the home of his mother at 2 p.m. on Friday, July, 24.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JULY 23, 2015 EDITION
Christine Marie Bryk
Christine Marie Bryk, 42, of Longs passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Seacoast Medical Center in Little River after a valiant fight with cancer.
Born on Sept. 19, 1972, in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., she was the daughter of Mary Ann and Louis Seger of Longs and Michael Bryk of Ocala, Fla.
In addition to her parents she is survived by three brothers, Joseph, Edward and Patrick; one sister, Kimberly Wicks; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, followed by a prayer service at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., 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 served the family.

Sandra Jean Carpenter
Sandra Jean Carpenter, 77, of North Myrtle Beach went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 16, 2015.
Born on June 3, 1938, she was the daughter of Sarah M. Scott and the late Thomas J. Scott III in Philadelphia, Pa.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Paul Carpenter; two sons, Paul Scott Carpenter III (Diane) of Wilmington, Del., and Mark D. Carpenter (Kristie) of Savanah, Ga.; one daughter, Sheryl L. Bieniawski (Paul) of Fulshear, Texas; seven grandchildren, Ashley Carpenter, Alec Bieniawski, Devon Bieniawski, Wynne Bieniawski, Kennan Bieniawski, Matthew Carpenter and Evan Carpenter; one brother, Thomas Scott IV of Dallas, Texas; and one sister, Robyn A. Farrelly of West Chester, Pa.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 20, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcremtory.com.
Memorial donations may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

William P. Coughlin
William P. Coughlin, 79, of Little River died on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Sept. 9, 1935, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Lane Coughlin.
Mr. Coughlin was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, a member of Calabash VFW Post #7288 and Calabash American Legion Post #503 in Calabash N.C.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gertrude Hintz Coughlin; and one son, John W. Coughlin and his wife Donna Lynn.
The family received friends from 12 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 17, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, at the funeral home chapel. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Gail F. DeMattio
Gail F. DeMattio, 66, of Briarcliffe Acres passed away on Tuesday, July 14, at her home with her family by her side.
Born on Nov. 3, 1948, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Beverly Fuller.
Mrs. DeMattio was a true student of life. She was always asking questions, seeking new adventures, meeting new people, offering a helping hand and a listening ear. She was an inspiration to all. Her love for God, family and community was reflected throughout her life. She loved children and could always be found heading up a craft, teaching an impromptu swim lesson, loving up on Bethany babies or leading Vacation Bible School. She had a great love for music and shared this talent by singing in the King of Glory Church choir in North Myrtle Beach and playing trumpet in the North Myrtle Beach Community Band. She always put others first and lived that out by serving as a Stephen Minister, volunteering at Grand Strand General Hospital and working with the youth at King of Glory Church.
She made every day more interesting, more exciting, more loving, more creative, more unique, more brave, more outgoing, more caring and more selfless for all those around her.
Mrs. DeMattio was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Dean; three children, Ryan DeMattio and his wife Melissa of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., Karen Conant and her husband Jon of Gloucester, Mass., and Krista Stackley and her husband Jacob of Charleston; three grandchildren, Seth, Maz and Ollie; one sister, Glenna Tasedan and her husband George of Winston Salem, N.C.; and one brother, Larry Fuller and his wife Laura of Hilton Head.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 17, at McMillan Funeral Home. A memorial service in honor of her life was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, at King of Glory Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to King of Glory Lutheran Church, 805 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach S.C. 29582 or Lutheridge (c/o Novus Way), 28 Spruce Drive, Arden, N.C. 28704.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Carolyn June Sprinkle Foley
Carolyn June Sprinkle Foley, 80, of Loris passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015.
Born on June 3, 1935, in Mill Creek, W.V., she was the daughter of the late Harlan Sprinkle and the late Iva Swiger Sprinkle.
Mrs. Foley was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include five children, Elizabeth Hope Watt of Baltimore, Md., Rebecca Small of Loris, Carol Marlowe and her husband Darrell of Mullins, Mary Hilbourn and her  husband Steve of Loris and James Watt of Phoenix, Az.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, at Goldfinch Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 20, at Goldfinch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Williamson officiating. Burial followed in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Alberta V. Guyet
Alberta V. Guyet, 77, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, after a long illness.
Mrs. Guyet was born in Nanticoke, Pa.
She was a parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Mrs. Guyet received a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine, in 1990.
She was the co-founder of the Hudson Area School of Radiologic Technology in Bayonne, N.J., retiring in 1993. She later served as an adjunct professor at Gateway Community College in New Haven, Conn., and Quinnipiac  University in Hamden, Conn.
Survivors include her loving husband, Allan; two granddaughters, Victoria and Madalynn Miller; and one sister, Arlene Ann Rose.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, at Lee Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 31, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Cheryl Lynn LosKamp Karpey
Cheryl Lynn LosKamp Karpey, 63, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015, surrounded by her loving family and will remain in Jehovah God’s memory.
Born on Dec. 6, 1951, in Alaska, she was the daughter of the late Frederick E. LosKamp and B. Eleanor Newton LosKamp.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her father-in-law, Theodore Karpey; and one brother-in-law, Gary Karpey.
With her husband of 43 years, Robert J. Karpey, Mrs. Karpey retired to North Myrtle Beach in August 2014 having lived in Connecticut for 45 years.
She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and Nana. To those who knew her, she was a loving, caring, strong and generous woman.  She knew what she wanted from life and made sure everyone around her knew they were loved. She enjoyed spending quality time with family and friends and most especially loved sitting on the beach reading a good book.
Survivors include five children, Michael J. Karpey (Melanie) of Meriden, Conn., Jeffrey A. Karpey of New Britain, Conn., Scot G. Karpey of New Britain, Conn., Stephanie L. Karpey of Meriden and Amber L. Canzoni (Steven) of Middletown, Conn.; two grandchildren, Ariana Karpey and Destiny Karpey; two brothers, Frederick B. LosKamp and Steven P. LosKamp; one sister, Susan D. Haight, her mother-in-law, Yvette Karpey; one sister-in-law, Doris Caliola; one brother-in-law, Ted Karpey; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
There were no visiting hours.
A celebration of life service 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 served the family.

John E. Ward
John E. Ward, 69, of Little River died on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at home with his wife at his side.
Born on March 2, 1946, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Phyllis Toomey Ward.
He was predeceased by one sister, Phyllis Ann Ward.
Mr. Ward was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach and was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Balice Ward; and two brothers, Robert F. Ward and Thomas J. Ward Jr.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, in 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.

Cressie M. Seaton Wiest
Cressie M. Seaton Wiest, 98, of Little River passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015, after a brief illness.
Born on Nov. 12, 1916, at the family home in Box Elder Canyon, southwest of Maxwell, Neb., she was the daughter of David Benton and Clara Anna (Henry) Lindenmuth.
She was predeceased by her parents; four brothers, Ervin, Vernon, Clifford and Harvey; three husbands, Emery J. Seaton, Henry J. Halligan and Fred J. Wiest; two sons, David and Eugene; one daughter-in-law, Shirley; and one great-grandson, Cameron Boulter.
Mrs. Wiest was a homemaker and a devoted, loving mother of four, grandmother of eight, great-grandmother of 15 and a great-great-grandmother of one. She was known for her compassion and willingness to help others.  She loved to dance, read poetry and listen to music.  She was an excellent seamstress and quilt maker, an avid gardener and excelled in growing roses. She was active in 4H, church and school activities while her children were growing up.
She is survived by one son, Jim (Doris) Seaton of Gilbert, Ariz.; one daughter, Cressie Marie Petersen of Little River; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Seaton of North Platte, Neb.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and other relatives.
Memorial services will be held in Nebraska at a later date. Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery in Maxwell.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 531313, Henderson, NV  89053.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Marie Eleanor Zwanziger
Marie Eleanor Zwanziger, 69, of Little River passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015.  
Born on Dec. 22, 1945, she was the daughter of Alwin and Ethel Zwanziger.
Marie lived in Strawberry Point, Iowa, until enrolling at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. She later received a Master of Library Science Degree from the University of Denver.  
She enjoyed her life in New York City where she worked for about 30 years in the New York City Public Library system. From all accounts she was cherished by her colleagues and admired for her astounding memory, a great skill for a librarian. Always interested in the arts, she was able to attend plays and operas whenever she wished in the city – and in her yearly annual trips to London. Raised in the Lutheran church, she attended Judson Memorial Church in New York City with friends and participated in many Al Carmines oratorios, including many seasons of “Christmas Rappings.”
The last three years she endured many physical problems.  In May 2014 she had a fall which precipitated more ailments, and she moved to South Carolina to be closer to her sister in a much warmer climate.
She is survived by her siblings, Kathleen Zwanziger of Columbus, Ohio; sons Eric and Jeremy (Anne) Hutton and grandsons Daniel and James, Christine Faust of Calabash, N.C., and Mark (Marilyn) Zwanziger of Strawberry Point; children, Alec (Leah) and Summer (Joe) Elsinger and grandchildren Quinn and Adelaide.
Interment will be held at a later date at St. Sebald Cemetery in Strawberry Point.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, Iowa, 50677, for the Al and Ethel Zwanziger Scholarship or to the St. Sebald Church Cemetery Association, Strawberry Point, Iowa, 52076.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JULY 16, 2015 EDITION
Donald G. ‘Bud’ Allman
Donald G. “Bud” Allman, 76, of Little River died on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at his home.
Born on Aug. 24, 1938, in Cabarrus County, N.C., he was the son of Curtis and Marie Allman.
Mr. Allman retired from Metric Constructors/J.A. Jones as a project superintendent after 36 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He loved to hunt and work on his 1966 Pontiac GTO. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie C. Allman; two children, Sandy Allman Savard (Marc) of Indian Trail, N.C., and Tracy Allman Dietz (Greg) of Dulles, Va.; one sister, Daisy Allman Loebs; and four grandchildren, Marc Savard II, Alex Savard, Addison Dietz and Charley Dietz.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, at Lee Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. following the celebration at the Allman residence at 4000 Greenhead Road in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in honor of Donald Allman to No Stomach for Cancer. You may donate online at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/NoStomachForCancer or you may print this form and write a check at http://www.nostomachforcancer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Donation-Form-2013.pdf.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Jesse Donald Andrews
Jesse Donald Andrews, 68, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Bladen County, N.C., died on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at home.
Born on June 23, 1947, he was the son of the late Jack and Lucille Andrews.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by one daughter, Erica Andrews Potter and her husband James of Kelly, N.C.; two uncles, James Albert Britt of Dublin, N.C., and Robert Allen Andrews of Beulaville, N.C.; two aunts, Joyce Fountain of Chinquapin, N.C., and Oleta McMillan of Hampton, Va.; and one granddaughter, Samantha Potter.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, at Dublin First Baptist Church in Dublin with Cameron McGill officiating. The family received friends after the service in the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to A Shelter Friend, P.O. Box 2983, Elizabethtown, N.C. 28337.
Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home & Cremation of Elizabethtown, N.C., served the family.

Bobby Ray Brown Sr.
Bobby Ray Brown Sr., 73, of Loris passed away peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Feb. 19, 1942, in Horry County, he was the son of the late James Bruce Brown and the late Mattie Phillips Brown.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one son-in-law, Kent Strickland, and five siblings, Bill Brown, James Brown, Jimmy “Tinny” Brown, Charlie Brown and Ruth Blanton.
Mr. Brown was a longtime farmer in the Green Sea community and a member of Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Joyce Ann Hewitt Brown of the home; three children, Bobby Sue Strickland, Rebecca Brown Hammond and her husband Roger Dale and Bobby Ray Brown Jr. and his wife Regina, all of Nichols; eight grandchildren, Crystal (Shaun), Dana (Faith), Cullan (Ashley), Louis (Claire), Calleen (Wesley), Blake (Seth), Ryder and Heather (Chris); six great-grandchildren, Kameron, Layton, Landon, Ayden, Sullivan and Sadie; and three siblings, David Brown and his wife Joyce of Thomasville, N.C., Bonnie Albee and her husband Paul of Albemarle, N.C., and Glenda Housand and her husband Reece of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 13, in the chapel of Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Loris. Pastor Mark George officiated. The family received friends following the service. A private entombment followed.
Memorials may be sent to Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church, 937 Green Sea Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Terry Wayne Cartrette
Terry Wayne Cartrette, 55, of Loris passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on Sept. 18, 1959, in Loris, he was the son of Billy Bright Cartrette and Myrtle Lee Wright Watson.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by one brother, Ricky Oliver Cartrette.
Mr. Cartrette worked in construction and was a Baptist.
In addition to his mother, survivors include one daughter, Melissa Todd and her husband Timmy of Loris; two sons, Jerry Cartrette of Loris and Jody Cartrette of Lincolnton, N.C.; three loving grandchildren, Nevaeh, Eli and Hunter Cartrette; one sister, Diana Blackburn of Loris; one half-sister, Melodie Johnson of Kannapolis, N.C.; and one brother, Billy Michael Cartrette of Loris.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Ruth Nadine Cash
Ruth Nadine Cash, 88, of Longs died on Friday, July 10, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Jan. 3, 1927, in Lincolnton, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Clarence E. and Beulah Iola Caldwell Bost.
She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene R. Cash; and one son, Ronald Williams.
She is survived by three children, Tierian “Randy” Cash, Billy O. Williams and Eddie G. Williams; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 13, at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Aaron Joseph Clickner
Aaron Joseph Clickner, 43, of Little River passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 8, 1972, in Ogdensburg, N.Y., to Deborah P. Clickner and the late Philip D. Clickner.
Aaron was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend to all. He enjoyed and excelled in electronics and technology.  
In addition to his mother, Deborah Clickner, he is survived by one brother, Daniel Clickner; one sister and brother-in-law, Alissa and James Gibson; one nephew, Dylan Gibson; one niece, Madison Gibson; his grandmother; and many loving uncles, aunts and cousins.
The family will hold a private gathering in his memory.
To honor Aaron, 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 is serving the family.

Alan CJ Dillaway
Alan CJ Dillaway, 49, of Calabash, N.C., died on Sunday, July 5, 2015, at home after a private and heroic battle with cancer.
He was born on Sept. 28, 1965, in Barking, England.
He was predeceased by his father, Stanley Dillaway; and Jerry Garcia.
Mr. Dillaway was a graduate of Brunswick Community College. He was multi-talented recently pursuing a career change from construction to the field of biotechnology. He had a lifelong love of books, history, music and played the guitar.
He is survived by his mother, Jenny Dillaway; two siblings, Graham Dillaway and Alison Dillaway Hay; six nieces and nephews, Daniel, Christopher, Kyle, Kelly, Kevin and Kaitlyn; and his dog Buddy.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the wonderful Liberty Hospice employees: Mr. Dillaway’s nurses, Jeannette and Tim.
There were no services at the request of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the animal rescue of your choice or the American Cancer Society.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Bobby Edwin ‘Mr. G’ Gore
Bobby Edwin “Mr. G” Gore, 85, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015.
Born on July 9, 1930, he was the son of Daniel C. and Ruby Gore of Little River.
He was predeceased by one granddaughter, Leah Sage.
Mr. Gore served in the United States Coast Guard from 1950-53. After serving his country, he tried his hand at farming but soon became a boat captain and ran fishing boats out of Little River and Miami, Fla. He later ran private yachts and was the dock master at Palmetto Harbor and Briarcliffe Marina. Many people who knew him also knew there wasn’t much he couldn’t do. He built custom homes, owned an electrical and plumbing business, real estate company, restaurant, motel, car dealership, plant nursery/landscape company and Mr. G’s Ice Cream. He never said “no”, just “two more weeks”.  He was a good man and will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Glenda;  one sister, Venaway Blake of Greensboro, N.C.; five children, Greg Gore (Margi), Sandra Wright (Joel), Stuart Gore (Bonnie), Marian Gore and Erma Faircloth (Wayne); nine grandchildren, Ethan, Jarrett (Candise), Kenneth, Charity, Baldwin, Sydney (Michael), Sierra (J.), Sessalie and Kristofferson; and three great-grandchildren, Jeweliana, Jordynn and Collins.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home located at 11840 Hwy. 90 in Little River on Friday, July 17. A visitation will be held immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Children of Yahweh, c/o David Vaught, 20867 Seven Creeks Hwy., Tabor City, N.C. 28463.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Sammy Thomas Inman Jr.
Sammy Thomas Inman Jr., 69, of Calabash, N.C., died on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Sept. 4, 1945, in Brooksville, he was the son of the late Sammy T. and Evie May Tharpe Inman Sr.
Mr. Inman is survived by one daughter, Annette Berube of Pawleys Island; his long-time companion, Lora Sutton Penley, and her children, Norman Penley Jr., Tammy Underdown and Loretta Dellinger; and three sisters, Madline, Pat and  Joyce.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church Cemetery.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Barbara A. Lovelace
Barbara A. Lovelace, 80, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, July 10, 2015, at North Greenville Hospital in Travelers Rest.
Born on Nov. 5, 1934, in Yadkinville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Henry C. and Lonia Poindexter Adams.
She is survived by four stepsons, Ricky Lovelace, Gary Lovelace, Rodney Lovelace and Terry Lovelace; two nieces, Scotty Benkins and Sharon Cave; 10 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, at Chapel By The Sea Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, at Harmony Grove Heights Church Cemetery in Yadkinville.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Lloyd ‘Porky’ Mishoe
Lloyd “Porky” Mishoe, 46, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.
Born on June 5, 1969, in Thomasville, N.C., he was the son of the late Lloyd Daniel “L.D.” Mishoe Sr. and the late Brenda Singletary Mishoe.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Jackie Grantham Mishoe.
Mr. Mishoe was employed with Pavilion Discount Beverages in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include one son, Joey Housand of Myrtle Beach; one brother, Tommy Singletary of Loris; one sister, Melissa Suggs and her husband Monty of Loris; one brother-at-heart, Darby Herring of Loris; three nieces, Leslie Gore Black of Loris, Ashley Suggs of Loris and Gina Page of Mullins; one great-niece, Madison Hope Page of Mullins; and one great-nephew, Blaine Davis of Loris.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 10, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.  Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery in Nichols.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Waccamaw Youth Center, P.O. Box 3293, Conway, S.C. 29528.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

William H. Pabst
William H. Pabst, 95, of Loris died on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Loris.
He was born on March 28, 1920, in Lincoln, Neb.
Mr. Pabst served in World War II. He married Maxine V. Neuman on March 7, 1944. He worked for Gold & Co. and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln. In 1972 they bought the YumYum Hut Restaurant in Estes Park, Col. In 1987 they moved to Loris.
Survivors include one son, Stewart J. Pabst and his wife Kathy; two grandsons, Rudy Neuman Pabst and Mathew Caleb Pabst and his wife Jennifer, all of Loris; one daughter, Susan Miller and her husband Michael of Sarasota, Fla.; and one granddaughter, Andrea Rene’ Miller of Denver, Col.
He will be buried next to his wife of 61 years in Blue Springs Neb.
A celebration of life was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, at the home of Minnie Dew in Loris.

Gregory Frank Poole
Gregory Frank Poole, 49, of Loris passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on Feb. 13, 1966, in Lakenheath, England, he was the son of the late Frank Poole Jr. and the late Shirley Russ Poole.
Mr. Poole worked as a maintenance technician and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Poole of the home; two daughters, Amber Plunkett and her husband Robert and Kimberly Roberts and her fiancé Michael, all of Loris; one loving grandson, Dorian of Loris; one sister, Tina Affleck of Douglasville, Ga.; and three loving nephews.
Friends and family were invited to attend a memorial visitation at Mr. Poole’s home on Sunday, July 12, from 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Karen C. Poole, 614 Robin St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Sandra Faye Rogers
Sandra Faye Rogers, 61, of Conway passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at home with her family by her side.
Born on Jan. 21, 1954, in Loris, she was the daughter of Ednaleen S. Harris and the late Floyd Auston Harris.
Mrs. Rogers was employed with Horry County Schools for the past 10 years and was a member of Cane Branch Baptist Church in Loris. She was a loving mother, daughter and sister. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved and cared for the children who rode on her school bus, Route #35, for Pee Dee Elementary School in Conway.
In addition to her mother of Conway, she is survived by one loving daughter, Auston Rogers of Florence; one special sister, Phyllis H. Hardee and her husband Danny of Conway; three nephews, Daniel Merck, Elvis Merck and his wife Karen and Dewayne Hardee and his wife Allison; three great-nieces, Gracie Merck, Janey Merck and Katelyn Hardee; and two great-nephews, Joseph Merck and Kayllon Merck.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, at Cane Branch Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. John Sullivan officiating.  The family received friends immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Marjorie ‘Margie’ Spencer
Marjorie “Margie” Spencer, 78, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015.
Born on Sept. 8, 1936, she was the daughter of the late L.D. Craig and Louise Curtis of Lancaster.
She was predeceased by one son, Mike Spencer; and one sister, Lynn Hunter.
She is survived by one daughter, Beth Lovelace of North Myrtle Beach; one son, Pete Spencer of Lancaster; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her other daughter, Robin R. Cole.
The family held a private service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Margie Spencer Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1116, Little River, S.C. 29566.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

William A. Van Steenburg
William A. Van Steenburg, 69, of Little River died on Thursday, July 9, 2015.
Born on Aug. 14, 1945, in Binghamton, N.Y., he was the son of the late Arthur and Margaret McGavin Van Steenburg.
Mr. Van Steenburg was a member of the OD Shag Club and loved his shagging friends. His daughter and grandchildren were his whole life; he talked about them all the time.  William loved the beach; he said it was his peaceful place. He loved cars of all kinds and fishing.
He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer J. Tolbert; and three grandchildren, Alise Stanton, Weston Tolbert and Zachary Tolbert.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, at Lee Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, July 15, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. A funeral mass followed. A memorial service will be held at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Silver Lake, Pa., at a later date to be announced.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

James ‘Kelly’ Ward
James “Kelly” Ward, 65, of Little River died on Friday, July 10, 2015, at McLeod Seacost Hospital in Little River.
Born on May 21, 1950, in Southport, N.C., he was the son of the late Thurman James Ward and Willie Frances Bessent Ward.
Mr. Ward enjoyed working and devoted 20 years to A.O. Hardee and Son Construction Company as a foreman. He had a passion for fishing and loved to be on the boat. At home, he enjoyed watching western movies and spending quality time with his loving family. Kelly attended Grace Christian Fellowship in Little River.
He leaves to cherish his memory to his loving wife of 36 years, Jacqueline “Jackie” Ward of the home; five children, Maurice Elliott and  his fiancée Jennifer of Little River, Therese Furguson and her husband Bryan of Little River, G.B. Crowley and her husband John of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., Tina Elliott of Simi Valley, Calif., and Dannielle Dixon and her husband Matthew of Ash, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, Josh Pierce and his wife Morgan, Jake Pierce, Amber Benfield and her husband Mike, Chaz Graham, Blake Graham, Jasmine White, Alicia Garcia, Britney Garcia, Michael Garcia, Skylar Elliott and James Elliott; two great-grandchildren, Calob Benfield and Casey Benfield; two aunts, Betty Bessent Amick of Columbia and Marsella Bessent Willis of Little River; and one uncle, George Bessent of Little River.
A celebration of life will be held at 12 noon on Sunday, July 19, at Grace Christian Fellowship at 1223 State Hwy. 57 N. in Little River. The family will receive friends after the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Kelly’s memory to Myrtle Beach Haven, 975 Campbell St., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet is serving the family.

John Worley
John Worley, 47, of Little River died on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at his home.
Born on March 8, 1968, in Loris, he was the son of Roy Dale Worley and Linda Brown Rogers.
He was predeceased by his step-father, Lenwood Rogers.
Mr. Worley was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach where he had served as a deacon. He was a Mason serving as past master of the North Myrtle Beach Masonic Lodge.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife of 21 years, Traci Benson Worley; one son, Kyle H. Worley; one brother, Tommy Ward; three sisters, Lorraine Bennett, Trina Woodlief and Lacy Alderson; his mother-in-law, Marlene Benson; and one sister-in-law, Toni Benson Powell.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 17, at Lakeside Baptist Church.
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 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 is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JULY 9, 2015 EDITION
Frances Gail Blanton
Frances Gail Blanton, 65, of Green Sea died on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence after an illness with her loving family by her side. She is once again with her precious son, Benji.
Born on Nov. 7, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Frank Jackson and Eugenia Suggs Jackson.
Mrs. Blanton was a school teacher for 28 years and an avid Green Sea Floyds Trojan fan. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her Gal Pals.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Randy; one daughter, Jill Ard (Banning) and her two grandchildren, Eli and Emma Cate, all of Pamplico; seven siblings, Billy Jackson (Donna) of Goose Creek, Danny Jackson, Cindy Jackson and Steve Jackson, all of Tabor City, N.C., Ken Jackson of Keavy, Ky., Dennis Todd of Winder, Ga., and Donald Todd of Cayce; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, at Meares Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, in the chapel of the funeral home with burial following at Blanton Cemetery in Nichols.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Benji Blanton Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 256, Green Sea, S.C. 29545.
An online guest book is available at www.mearesfh.com.
Meares Funeral Home of Mullins served the family.

Elsie Floyd Grubbs
Elsie Floyd Grubbs, 89, of Rock Hill and formerly of North Myrtle Beach, died on Monday, June 29, 2015, in Little River surrounded by her family who had convened to celebrate her upcoming 90th birthday.
Born on July 1, 1925, in Kershaw, she was the daughter of Thomas Johnson Floyd and Mae Sims Floyd.
Mrs. Grubbs was a retired bookkeeper and receptionist at McDonalds & Associates CPA in North Myrtle Beach. She was a lifelong golfer who enjoyed many rounds of golf at Rock Hill Country Club and at countless courses along the Grand Strand. She scored her first hole-in-one in her 70s. She and her husband of 63 years, Willard Grubbs (deceased), took pleasure in retired life at Bay Tree Golf Plantation for over 30 years.
She and Willard also loved family and times of travel, including a summer adventure working at Yellowstone National Park when both were in their 70s. Their spirit of fun and adventure in the outdoors has been passed on to their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by one brother, Blake Floyd of Kershaw; one daughter, Linda Campfield of Rock Hill; one son, TJ Grubbs of Central; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, at the home of her daughter in Rock Hill. Burial was private.
Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of our Saviour, General Fund, 144 Caldwell St., Rock Hill, S.C. 29730 or to Hospice and Community Care, 2275 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, S.C. 29732.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Robert P. Knips
Robert P. Knips, 73, of Longs entered into heaven on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, with his family and friends by his side.
Born on May 6, 1942, in Summit, N.J., he was the son of the late Robert P. and Alice Paloti Knips.
Mr. Knips was a native from New Jersey and moved to South Carolina after visiting the state and decided to make it his home. He enjoyed family time, working in the yard and tinkering with many projects. He was a longtime employee of Burroughs and Chapin in Myrtle Beach as well as Waccamaw Metal.
Mr. Knips will be missed by his longtime companion and his family and they will rest in comfort knowing he is pain free and in the hands of God.
He is survived by his longtime companion, June Emery; two brothers; two sisters; many nieces and nephews; their children; and many special friends.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, July 6, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
A mass of christian burial was held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach with Father Roger Morgan officiating. Burial with military honors followed at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery in Myrtle Beach.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38105.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Michael T. Pasquine
Michael T. Pasquine, 38, of Little River died on Friday, July 3, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 28, 1976, in Denville, N.J., he was the son of Donald M. and Marlene Susan Bruno Pasquine.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Donald and Sylvia Ramundo Pasquine; and his maternal grandparents, Sam and Marie Battagliese Bruno.
Mr. Pasquine was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In addition to his parents of Little River, he is survived by one sister, Michele A. Marlowe (Eric); and two nieces, Allison and Macey Marlowe.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, at Lee Funeral Home.  Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, at King of Glory Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Waccamaw Regional Foundation for Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs, 250 Victory Lane, Conway, S.C. 29526.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Phil Huff Sawyer Sr.
Phil Huff Sawyer Sr., Ph.D., 84, of Columbia passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015.
Born on Dec. 22, 1930, in Salley, he was the son of the late Dan Henderson Sawyer Sr. and Vivian Huff Sawyer.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Dan Henderson Sawyer Jr.
Dr. Sawyer earned his undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees from the University of South Carolina. He was a U.S. Army veteran who also spent 40 years as a Fort Jackson civilian employee. As Education Services Officer at Fort Jackson, he was responsible for an extensive continuing education program. His leadership, commitment to excellence and innovative techniques provided soldiers and family members with exceptional on-post educational opportunities. He received many awards for meritorious service including the Army’s Military Educator of the Year. As an outstanding leader in Army Education, Dr. Sawyer volunteered to be part of numerous programs that promote soldier education. He was a pioneer in using technology in education and a supporter of computer-based instruction. He enjoyed being a mentor to his employees at Fort Jackson and educators within the Army. He was especially proud that his efforts helped land the first facility ever constructed by the Army as a dedicated education facility built at Fort Jackson. He truly believed in life-long learning as after his retirement he enrolled in history courses at USC accumulating an additional 60 credit hours of coursework. His stated philosophy was, “There are no problems in education, only opportunities.” Fort Jackson and the Army were fortunate to have experienced his vision, mentorship and leadership.
As a young man, Dr. Sawyer was very active in the Jaycees and was president of the Richland Sertoma Club. He credited these early positive experiences as contributing to his success in later life. He was also proud of his opportunity to serve on the Vestry at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields and being a lay reader at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community. His favorite pastime was listening to beach music and dancing the shag, the official state dance of South Carolina. He was instrumental in establishing the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs (ACSC) composed of approximately 100 local shag clubs throughout the United States, serving as chairman from 1987 through 1989. As chairman, he was instrumental in acquiring for the ACSC ownership of the Society of Stranders, Inc. (SOS). He served as its president from 1989 through 2000 and president emeritus from 2001 until his death in 2015. SOS is a highly successful organization devoted to the shag dance, beach music and good times and is composed of approximately 15,000 individual members. As tributes to his many contributions to the shag dance and its lifestyle, Dr. Sawyer was awarded the Shagging ICON award, ACSC Lifetime Achievement Award and the establishment of the Dr. Phil Sawyer Endowment Fund (currently with principal endowment in excess of $120,000) to provide scholarships to the University of South Carolina’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Dr. Sawyer’s unwavering commitment to the shag motivated him to co-author a book with writer Tom Poland entitled Save the Last Dance for Me (A love story of the shag and the Society of Stranders.)
Surviving are his wife, Delora (Chick) Sawyer of Columbia; one son, Phil Huff Sawyer Jr. of Columbia; and one daughter, Dell Sawyer Martin (Donald) of Gilbert.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields with burial in Oak View Cemetery in Salley. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, in Columbia.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Dr. Phil Sawyer Endowment Fund, Attn: Gift Processing, USC Educational Foundation, 1027 Barnwell Street, Columbia, S.C. 29208; the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or the charity of your choice.
The Sawyer family wishes to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff of Providence Hospital, 5th Floor Heart Wing, and to the staff of the Sanders R. Guignard Rehabilitation Suite at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community. “Thank ya’ll for being so nice,” says Miss Chick.
Dunbar Funeral Home of Columbia served the family.

Newell ‘Skip’ Smith
Newell “Skip” Smith, 60, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at his residence.
Born on Nov. 20, 1954, in Natrona Heights, Pa., he was the son of the late Newell Sr. and Naomi Ruth Smith.
Mr. Smith had a real passion for carpentry, music and motorcycles.
He is survived by one daughter, Nicole Ofiesh and her husband Matthew; one step-daughter, Laurie Johnson; one sister, Patricia Tack; four grandchildren, Ethan Ofiesh, Evan Ofiesh, Zane Johnson and Riley Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life was held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Sonja Spottswood
Sonja Spottswood, 85, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach.
Born on April 26, 1930, in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Erna Druschin Schlag.
She was predeceased by her husband, Phillip Spottswood.
She is survived by one son, Phillip Spottswood and his wife Bobbi of Crofton, Md.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, at Anchor Baptist Church.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Annie Belle Todd
Annie Belle Todd, 79, of Loris passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015.
Born on April 15, 1936, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Elijah Carroll and Annie Stevens Carroll.
She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Kade Todd; and six siblings.
Mrs. Todd was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Loris. She was a devoted and faithful Christian and loved the Lord. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include four children, Wanda Suggs and her husband Gene, Ronnie Todd and his wife Dale, Connie Graham and her husband Jay and Tommy Todd, all of Loris; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Larry Carroll of Conway.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Rory Thigpen and the Rev. Rodney Hord officiating.  Burial followed in Carter Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 4301 Red Bluff Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JULY 2, 2015 EDITION
James Rogers ‘Roger’ Brewster Sr.
James Rogers “Roger” Brewster Sr., 84, of North Myrtle Beach went to his eternal heavenly home on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, with his family by his side.
Born on July 16, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late William Goddard Brewster and Marva Page Brewster.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife of 34 years, Mary Ellen Wheeler Brewster; and one sister, Jane Brewster Black.
Mr. Brewster was a loving husband, caring father and devoted grandfather and great-grandfather.
He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1953 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He served in the United States Army Security Agency, 1st Lieutenant, in 1954. He worked for Texaco Inc. from 1956 to 1982, then became the president of Gant Oil Company from 1982 to 2003. He was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Illinois, the North Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association, the Elder William Brewster Society and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. He served on the board of directors for the North Carolina Association of Convenience Stores and was president of Mended Hearts Inc., Chapter 117 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Brenda Hollifield Brewster; one brother, William Page Brewster of Chicago; four children, Greg Brewster and his wife Janet of Comayagua, Honduras, Brad Brewster and his wife Brent of Coral Springs, Fla., Roger Brewster Jr. of Wheaton, Ill., and Sallie Marie Brewster of Gilroy, Calif.; three step-daughters, Stephanie London and her husband Dean of Charleston, Susan Lyons and her husband Randy of Hickory, N.C., and Amy Sipe of Ferguson, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two faithful furry companions, Charlie and Woody.
A memorial service honoring Mr. Brewster’s life was held at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26, at Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach with visitation from 3 to 4 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date at Forsyth Memorial Park in Winston Salem, N.C.
Memorials may be made to Mended Hearts Inc., Chapter 117 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
The family would like to thank the staff in radiology/specials at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, the Mercy Care Hospice staff and in-home caregiver, Paula Furches. Thank you all for your continued care and kindness toward Mr. Brewster and his family.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Paul Drozdiak
Paul Drozdiak, 89, of Longs passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Roper Hospital in Charleston following an illness.
Born on Sept. 27, 1925, in Clifton, N.J., he was the son of the late Paul Drozdiak and the late Christina Telep Drozdiak.
Mr. Drozdiak served his country with honor and courage in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upon returning home, he worked in the construction business and later as a senior building inspector until his retirement. He loved to travel the world with his wife, was an accomplished skier, loved horses, fishing, exploring on his boat and was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Drozdiak of the home; one daughter, Doreen Longo and her husband Joe of New Jersey; his loving grandsons, Jason Longo and his wife, Cristin of NJ and Shane Longo of MD and four loving great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jessica, Alicia and Nicholas Longo all of NJ.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Drozdiak was predeceased by his four sisters and one brother.
A Prayer Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, June 26, 2015 at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Deacon Jim Collins officiating. Visitation will be Friday, June 26, 2015 from 12:00 Noon until time of service at Hardwick Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to Roper St. Francis Hospital, Intensive Cardiac Care, Fifth Floor, 2233 Northwoods Blvd., Charleston, SC 29406. Please sign Mr. Drozdiak’s online guestbook at hardwickfuneralhome.com or call Hardwick Funeral Home at 843-756-7001 for further information.

Jean Hull
Jean Hull, 82, of Little River died on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, peacefully at home comforted by the love of her family.
She was born on Feb. 13, 1933.
Married 62 years, she is survived by her husband, Leon. She was the queen of her castle, and together they created a forever home for their family of four children, Cindy, David (Shari), Nancy (Dave Rocks) and Lee (Kathleen). She was the proud grandmother of five very much loved grandchildren, Matthew Hull, Jennifer Rocks, Casey Chazotte, Adam Hull and Brendan Hull.
Originally from Kings Park, Long Island, N.Y., Jean and Leon made Little River their home in 1996, where they found good friends. She enjoyed her years playing cards with her “girls”, planting in her yard and swimming in the pool every chance she could. She even went to the gym regularly until her health declined. Her biggest joys in life were her family, friends and home. She will be missed by all.
There will be a funeral mass and a memorial service for Mrs. Hull on Friday, July 3. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 1100 8th Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach at 9:30 a.m. The memorial service will be held at Lee Funeral Home & Crematory at 11840 SC 90 in Little River from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers a donation in Mrs. Hull’s name to the charity of your choice is requested.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Daniel J. ‘DanMan’ Lombard
Daniel J. “DanMan” Lombard, 53, of Little River passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on April 18, 1962, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Clayton and Shirley Lombard.
Mr. Lombard enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and lived life to the fullest. He always had a smile on his face and never hesitated to tell you, “I love you”. He was a loving husband, devoted father and very loyal to family, friends and fishing. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Tamara Lombard; seven children, Alec Lombard of Wake Forest, William Lombard of North Myrtle Beach, Keri Havron of North Myrtle Beach, Daniel Lombard of Longs, Robert Lombard of North Myrtle Beach, Logan Lombard of North Myrtle Beach and Michael Hostetler of Wilmington, N.C.; four grandchildren, Riley, Jade, Krew and Hendrick; two brothers, Edward Lombard and Michael Lombard; and one sister, Deborah Lombard.
A funeral mass will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, July 4, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. A celebration of his life will be scheduled in the near future.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Guy Osborne Jr.
Guy Osborne Jr., 69, of Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Washington, Va., on the Creeper bike trail.
Born on July 26, 1945, in Union, he was a son of the late Guy and Rebecca Osborne.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one daughter, Rhonda “Sissy” O’Shields; and one granddaughter, Stacey “Popie” O’Shields.
Mr. Osborne was a retired Horry County police department captain. He also retired from Pawleys Island as a police chief. He was the owner of Chief Big Daddy’s boot camp and a member of FOP.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty Osborne of Myrtle Beach; one son, Scott Osborne (Torie Waddell) of Conway; one daughter, Rebecca Osborne of Myrtle Beach; two grandsons, Dylan Osborne and Justin O’Shields; one granddaughter, Brookelyn Postlewait; two sisters, Hassie Mae Vaughn of Union and Brenda Dubnik of Maryland; and two brothers, James “Jimmy” Osborne of Union and Tommy “Oz” Osborne of Maryland.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, at Christ United Church in Myrtle Beach with the Rev. Dunn officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway. The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, served the family.

June N. Timms
June N. Timms, 74, of Social Circle, Ga., passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Pruitt Nursing Home in Covington, Ga.
Born on April 23, 1941, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Walker and Fencie Stevens Hodges.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by two husbands, Joe Nealy and Joe Timms; one brother, Marvin Hodges; and one nephew, Brian Mott.
Mrs. Timms was a graduate of Green Sea High School and Columbia College. Prior to her retirement, she was employed for many years as a bookkeeper with Grainger Block/Winyah Block. She was an active member of her church and community. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and yard sales.
Survivors include one son, Kyle Nealy and his wife Kathy of Social Circle; two step-children, Jerry Nealy and his wife Dewana of Winnsboro, Lee Rhinehardt and her husband George of Concord, N.C.; three grandchildren, Taylor Nealy, Jordan Nealy and Jackson Nealy, all of Social Circle; one sister, Glenda Mott of Loris; and numerous other family.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. David Watts and the Rev. Jimmy Floyd officiating. Burial was immediately following the service in the church cemetery.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Eldred ‘Sappy’ Waddell
Eldred “Sappy” Waddell, 84, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on Nov. 10, 1930, in Tabor City, he was the son of the late Nathan Waddell and the late Rena Gore Waddell.
Mr. Waddell served his country with honor and courage in the U.S. Air Force and later worked as a paint and wallpaper subcontractor. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Vera W. Waddell of the home; two daughters, Robin Wilson and her husband David of Whiteville, N.C., and Wendy Yount and her husband Greg of Asheville, N.C.; four loving grandchildren, Tanner Wilson of Whiteville, and Alec Yount, Colin Yount and Sloane Yount, all of Asheville; one sister-in-law, Irene Waddell of Whiteville; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Elbert Waddell; and two sisters, Johnnie Edge and Patsy Perritt.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1506 Gumm Plaza, Hwy. 501, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 or online at www.americanheart.org.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JUNE 25, 2015 EDITION
Paul Martin Bendik Jr.
Paul Martin Bendik Jr., 56, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015, from a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer surrounded by his loving family.  
Born on May 25, 1959, in McKeesport, Pa., he was the son of Marie Piesik Bendik and the late Paul M. Bendik Sr.
In addition to his father he was predeceased by one brother-in-law, Bill Case.
Mr. Bendik was a graduate of Elizabeth-Forward High School and Dealership Management Academy; he attended the University of Pittsburgh. He was the former president of Bendik Oldsmobile, Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa. In 1990 he relocated to North Myrtle Beach as a contractor and real estate developer and owner of PMB, Inc. His most recent accomplishment was the Surf Estates development.
Mr. Bendik had a lust for life. He wasted no moments to enjoy his family and friends throughout his many ski trips, fishing expeditions and various gatherings at his home. He was selflessly generous to his friends and family. He held an annual event during the Christmas Boat Regatta at his waterway home where toys collected were donated to Yachts for Tots.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Valenti Bendik; four daughters, Brooke (Chris) Oldham of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., Morgan Bendik of North Myrtle Beach, Chase Bendik of Long Beach Island, N.J., and Sierra Bendik of North Myrtle Beach; his mother, Marie Bendik; one sister, Marianne Case of Cortland, Ohio, and children Kelsey, Steven and Samantha and sister Colette (Dave) Grayson of Centreville, Va., and children David and Marisa; his mother and father-in-law, Jim and Vicky Valenti; one sister-in-law, Kari (Carl) Wilkes; and brother-in-law, Jimmy Valenti.
A celebration of life was held at 2711 Ships Wheel Drive in North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, June 23, where friends were received from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in McKeesport scheduled for a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Paul Bendik, to Jefferson Hospital in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Research Fund.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Vergie Elwood McDowell Boyd
Vergie Elwood McDowell Boyd, 95, of Loris went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June, 19, 2015, at the Loris Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Loris following an illness.
Born on March 10, 1920, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late James Pinkney “Pink” McDowell and the late Callie Floyd McDowell.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Clyde Wofford Boyd; and three sisters, Bonnie M. Lupo, Vernice M. Boyd and Ethel M. Elvington.
Mrs. Boyd was a loving homemaker and a member of Lawndale Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include one daughter, Norma McDowell and her husband Larry of Conway; one son, the Rev. Wofford Boyd and his wife Carolyn of Greensboro, N.C.; three grandchildren, Kipp McDowell and his wife Anna and Kevin McDowell, all of Conway, and Caryn Boyd Avers and her husband Scott of Greensboro; six great-grandchildren, Jessica McDowell of Greenwood, Hayes McDowell of Central, Seth McDowell and Isaac McDowell, both of Conway, and Gabriel Avers and Caleb Avers, both of Greensboro; one brother, Liston McDowell of Loris; and three sisters, Eunice Stevens and her husband Bill of Tabor City, N.C., Peggy Gore and her husband C.C. of Loris and Pat Culler and her husband Joe of Summerville.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the staff at Loris Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for their compassionate care during this difficult time.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, June 22, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. The family received friends from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at Hardwick Funeral Home. Committal services were private.
Memorials may be made to Lawndale Baptist Church, 4717 Hwy. 66, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Margaret Brown Cox
Margaret Brown Cox, 78, of Loris passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at her daughter’s home  surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Oct. 23, 1936, in Loris, she was the daughter of Ellie Leonard Brown and Roberta Cannon Brown.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Duston Burroughs “D.B.” Cox; one brother, J. C. Brown; and two sisters, Velma Thompkins and Bernice Jones.
Mrs. Cox was a homemaker and a longtime dedicated member of Live Oak Baptist Church. She loved gardening, fishing and was always willing to lend a hand. She will be most remembered for her passionate love of her family and Jesus.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Housand and her husband Wayne of Loris; two grandchildren, Tisha Brown and her husband Ryan and Cody Cox Blanton, all of Loris; two brothers, Jeff Brown and his wife Barbara and David Brown and his wife Mary, all of Conway; one sister, Elnita Singleton of Conway; one sister-in-law, Jo-Anne Brown of Conway; and many loving nieces, nephews and special extended family members.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Cox’s caregiver, Nancy Powell, as well as Amedisys Hospice for all their excellent care during this difficult time.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, at Live Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services followed at Princeville Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Princeville Cemetery Fund, c/o Charles King, P.O. Box 837, Longs, S.C. 29568.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Joyce Marcella Egrie
Joyce Marcella Egrie, 75, of Little River peacefully passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015, after a lengthy illness surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Jan. 17, 1940, in Shenandoah, Penn., she was the daughter of the late Kermit and LaRue Henninger.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Clara M. Russell and Eleanor Albeser; and one brother, Ralph Henninger.
Her family moved to Philadelphia, Pa., where she grew up and attended Olney High School, graduating in 1958.
Mrs. Egrie married Stephen Egrie of Philadelphia on Feb. 18, 1961, moved to Ventnor, N.J., in 1966, where they resided for 35 years before finally moving to Little River. She and Stephen celebrated their 54th year of marriage last February.
She was employed by Bell of Pennsylvania, Bell of New Jersey and Verizon. She retired after 37 years.
Mrs. Egrie was a member of Ventnor Reformed Presbyterian Church and St. Johns By The Sea Reformed Episcopal Church.  Until her illness, she was an active attendant of Little River Methodist Church.  She was also an active member of the Ventnor-Margate Lioness Club.
Mrs. Egrie loved working in her garden and always liked to participate in community outreach events. She loved her family and life; her beautiful warm smile will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Stephen Egrie; two sons, Jonathan Stephen (Lisa) of Ventnor, N.J., and David Stephen (Jennifer) of Sarasota, Fla.; three grandchildren, Christopher (CJ), Channing and Nicholas (Cole); one brother, Kermit M. Henninger of Beaufort; and one sister, Kathryn McCarty of Forksville, Pa.
Services will be private with 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.

Judy Venema Harrell
Judy Venema Harrell, 73, of Little River passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at her sister’s house in Clifton, Ohio, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on Feb. 11, 1942.
Survivors include her husband, Dudley Harrell; and two children, Robin Venema Frasier and Greg Venema.
Per Judy’s wishes, private family services and cremation rites have been accorded.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Little River United Methodist Church.

William Jerrell Kesler
William Jerrell Kesler, 74, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Sept. 4, 1940, in Salisbury, N.C., he was the son of the late William Irvin and Pearl Lyerly Kesler.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jeannette Jointer Kesler; one son, William Todd Kesler; one daughter, Alicia K. Long; and two grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcremtory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

George Edward Lowe Sr.
The Rev. George Edward Lowe Sr., 68, of Myrtle Beach went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 10, 1946, in Beckley, W.V., he was the son of Donald A. Lowe Sr. and the late Ruth Lee Bocook Lowe.
Mr. Lowe was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, son, uncle, cousin, friend and pastor. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley in 1964. On June 17, 1966, he married Barbara Brierley. He attended Beckley College from 1964-66 and went to Piedmont Bible College in 1966 and was ordained at Mount Calvary Baptist Church on Dec. 2, 1978, both in Beckley. The Reverend Lowe served at Quinnimont Baptist Church in Quinnimont, W.V., as pastor, Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Beckley as pastor, Brushfork Baptist Church in Brushfork, W.V., as the youth minister, Monumental Baptist Church in Petersburg, Va., as youth, music and educational minister, Adams Grove Baptist Church in Emporia, Va., as pastor, Bear Swamp Baptist Church in Lake View as pastor and Sharon Baptist Church in Longs as pastor. He was currently serving as pastor at University Baptist Church in Conway. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all those lives he touched. “Fly Daddy Fly”.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Brierley Lowe of Myrtle Beach; three children, Cheryl Lambright (Kerry) of Wright City, Mo., George Edward Lowe Jr. (Kristen) of Myrtle Beach and Heather Williams (Jared) of Longs; two brothers, Donald “Don” A. Lowe Jr. (Gloria) of New York and Dewey Lowe (Jeanne) of Beckley; one sister, Meridel Jackson of Pearisburg, Va.; eight grandchildren, Justin Elliott, Virginia Elliott, Megan Elliott, Patricia Spears, Joshua Spears, Kennedi Lowe, Pierson Lowe and Hunter Williams; and five great-grandchildren, Amira Elliott, Ariel Elliott, Skylar Pohlman, Gunner Besselman and Layla Elliott-Black.
The family received friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 22, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, at University Baptist Church in Conway with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
Memorials may be made to  University Baptist Church, P.O. Box 638, Conway, S.C. 29528.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Andrea Nuber
Andrea Nuber, 63, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at her residence.
Born on Dec. 20, 1951, she is the daughter of the late John and Lillian Zuber of Bayonne, N.J.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Gerard J. Nuber; one brother, Thomas Zuber and his Lori of Bayonne; six nieces and nephews; and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.
A mass of christian burial will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. An additional memorial service will be held in Bayonne in July.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcremtory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
 
OBITUARIES FROM JUNE 18, 2015 EDITION
Wilbert Jacob ‘Jake’ Bertschi
Wilbert Jacob “Jake” Bertschi, 78, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, June 15, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on July 5, 1936, in Fayetteville, N.C., he was the son of the late Jacob and Nellie Maxwell Bertschi.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Sherry Bertschi Bauer.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maxine Lott Bertschi; one son, Mark J. Bertschi; one daughter, Kathy Bertschi; one brother, Clinton Bertschi and his wife Geraldine; one sister, Nesbeth Fisher; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 22, in Holly Hill Memorial Park in Thomasville, N.C.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, N.C. 28422.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

William E. Collins
William E. Collins, 77, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on May 7, 1938, he was the son of the late Laneau and Annie Jane McCracken Collins.
He was predeceased by one sister and seven brothers.
Mr. Collins enjoyed farming. He attended Bethany Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Blanche W. Collins of the home; one son, William “Joe” Collins (Jodi) of Loris; one daughter, Jackie Zimerman (Kevin) of Kernersville, N.C.; one sister, Annie Bell Hodge of Virginia; four grandchildren, Amber, Blake, Baylee Collins and Kassie Guyton; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 12, at Johnson Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, at Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Lewis officiating.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor served the family.

Stanley G. Dillaway
Stanley G. Dillaway, 84, of Calabash, N.C., died peacefully on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at home with his family at his side.
Born on June 15, 1930, in London, England, he was the son of Lilian and George Dillaway.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by aunts, uncles and his faithful four-legged friend, Duke.
Mr. Dillaway was a Royal Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jenny Dillaway; three children, Graham Dillaway, Alison Hay and Alan CJ Dillaway; one brother, Alan C. Dillaway; one sister, Maureen O’Brien; six grandchildren; Daniel, Christopher, Kyle, Kelly, Kevin and Kaitlyn; and his granddog, Buddy.
There will be no services at the request of Mr. Dillaway.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the animal rescue of your choice.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Brenda Gray Fields
Brenda Gray Fields, 62, of Surfside passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet following an illness.
Born on Sept. 24, 1952, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Laverne Floyd and the late Lora Mae Fowler.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Hayes Fields Sr.
Mrs. Fields worked with NHC Healthcare and was a Baptist.
Survivors include two daughters, Amanda Fields and Tammy Fields and her husband Randy Mock; one son, Ralph Fields Jr.; three loving grandchildren, Matthew, Amber and Harmony; two sisters, Linda Laughter and Carolyn Beckham; and one brother, Dennis Gray and his wife Audi.
A celebration of life service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Chris Johnson officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Patricia Chavonelle Fraser
Patricia Chavonelle Fraser, 52, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
Born on April 11, 1963, in Rockland, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Roland Chavonelle III and Laverne Orcutt Waters.
Mrs. Fraser was employed with IHOP in North Myrtle Beach. She was proud to have served her country in the U.S. Navy. She was an aspiring photographer with a keen eye for the beauty in this world.
She is survived by two sons, Terrence Fraser and Devon Fraser; three sisters, Tamsley Seaborn (David), Katherine Brodeur (Paul) and Elizabeth Whitty (Scott); three brothers, Andrew Chavonelle, George Waters (Julie) and Thomas Chavonelle.
Her family will hold a private service on the beach to honor Patricia.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Allen Holt Hill Sr.
Allen Holt Hill Sr., 90, of Little River passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015.
Mr. Hill, “The Candyman”, born on March 15, 1925, in Timmonsville, was the son of James and Minnie Hill.
He was predeceased by one brother, Winston Hill; and two sisters, Margie Taylor and Katherine Bellamy.
From 1969 to 2000, he entertained locals and tourists all along the Grand Strand, playing keyboards and singing requests and popular tunes in venues including the Holiday Inn North, Cabana Terrace, St. John’s Inn, the Island House, Christy’s and the Hurricane Restaurant.
He is survived by his wife, Arlain Hill; one son, Allen Hill Jr. and his wife Beth; two daughters, Peggy Beningo and Ivy Hale; three granddaughters, Lauren Hale, Jordan Hale and Jennifer Beningo; one grandson, Richard Wells; and one beloved nephew, Frank Bellamy.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, at United Baptist Church in Longs. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to United Baptist Church, 6950 Hwy. 90, Longs, S.C. 29568.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Henry E. ‘Hank’ Keppel
Commander Henry  E. “Hank”  Keppel, USN RTD, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Little River after a brief struggle with a rare form of dementia.
He was born on Oct. 24, 1932, in Buffalo, N.Y.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lorraine Mutschler Keppel; his sister, Shirley Keppel of Buffalo; and preceded in death by his sister Joanne and his parents, Henry E. Keppel Sr. and Irene. Also six children, Kathleen (Mark) Santoro, Terry, Greg, Julie Osman, Christine (Steve) DeFrank and Michelle Davis;  12 step-children, David (Amber) Mutschler, Paul Mutschler, Dianne (John) Hayes, Larry (Sue) Mutschler, Kathy (Woody) Kirby, Laura (Steve) Cox, Daniel Mutschler, Michael Mutschler, Marilyn (Bruce) Michaud, Matthew (Pam) Mutschler, Ralph (Kate) Mutschler and Lorraine Strzelecki.
There are 54 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren between Hank and Lorraine.
He served 21 years as a SeaBee, Civil Engineer. He served in Vietnam for two years, where he was Commander to a 1,500 man battalion. Commander Keppel earned many medals of honor and was honorably discharged in 1976.
He started a construction company in Brunswick County, N.C., and built many houses in Lockwood Folly and St. James.
He enjoyed a wonderful life in Lockwood Folly for  six  years before moving to Little River last July. He always needed to be near the water.
He loved his Catholic faith and spent his life close to God. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
There was a funeral mass celebrated on Monday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Star of The Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Internment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., at a later date.
Since there will be no viewing, instead of flowers,  donations to the Altzheimer’s Association of South Carolina or Wounded Warriors, would be appreciated.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Clyde Lester ‘Bob’ Miles Jr.
Clyde Lester “Bob” Miles Jr.,  87, of Longs died on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at his home.
Born on July 10, 1927, in Laurel, Md., he was the son of the late Clyde L. and Naomi Welsh Miles.
He was predeceased by one grandson, Robert Miles.
Mr. Miles graduated from Laurel High School and Penn State University.  He was the track superintendent of Laurel Race Course, The Meadowlands and Garden State Park.
He had a vegetable garden all his life and spent countless hours improving his growing techniques. He enjoyed starting up new garden plots each time he moved. He also spent time with his woodworking tools and loved making furniture pieces for his family.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of the American Legion, Rotary Club and Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Sherry Ann Stone Miles; two sons, Thomas W. Miles and Carl L. Miles; three daughters, Terrie Miles Ashby, Gale Miles Lammers and Donna Miles; two sisters, Elizabeth M. Compton and Maryland M. Massey; five grandchildren, Jason Ashby, Andrew Ashby, Kimberly Miles and Bryan Lammers; and four great-grandchildren, Brandon Ashby, Sierra Ashby, David Ashby and Ava Ashby.
A memorial service will be held at Lee Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 18, at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the National FFA Foundation for the South Carolina Foundation, P.O. Box 68960, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JUNE 11, 2015 EDITION
James Richard ‘Rick’ Barrett
James Richard “Rick” Barrett, 51, of Longs passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015.
Born on Nov. 29, 1963, in Oakland, Calif., he was the son of Joseph B. Barrett and the late Virginia Slevin Barrett.
Mr. Barrett was the owner of The Myrtle Beach Fence Company and partner at Renovation Vineyard Church in Longs.
He graduated from Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., where he played baseball for the Live Oak Acorns and attended Gavilan College in Gilroy, Calif. An avid golfer and sports fan, Mr. Barrett played softball and coached little league baseball with the North Myrtle Beach Recreation Department for more than 20 years. A dedicated and loving husband and father, he enjoyed playing baseball, soccer and golf with his young sons. An instant friend to everyone he met, he loved sharing his testimony of faith and love of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with others.  
He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Erin Ford Barrett; two sons, Luke Barrett and Evan Barrett; his father, Joe Barrett; one sister, Jennifer Barrett Dickson; and five nieces, Amanda Barrett, Samantha Barrett, Haley Dickson, Bridget Dickson and Madison Ford.
He was predeceased by one brother, John J. Barrett.
A celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, at Renovation Vineyard Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Renovation Vineyard Church, 2310 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.

Bonnie Faye Blanton
Bonnie Faye Blanton, 76, of the Mt. Olive Community in Nichols passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
Born on Feb. 19, 1939, in Mullins, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Edell Blanton.
She was predeceased by one son, Marty D. Floyd; one great-grandchild, Marshall Floyd; and one brother, Berkley D. Blanton.
Ms. Blanton was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Nichols.
Survivors include three sons, Jeffrey D. Floyd (Ann Marie) of Conway, David M. Floyd (Paula) of Harrisburg, Pa., and Barry Wayne Watson (Jennifer)of Green Sea; one daughter, Lori Denise Brown of Conway; 16 grandchildren, Sheri, Julia, Richie, Andrew, Chris, Bradley, Chelsey, Zachary, Matthew, John, Nick, Jimmy, Dylan, McKenzie, Logan and Lanie; eight great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Allard Lester Blanton (Myrtle) of Longs and Franklin D. Blanton (Margaret) of Longs.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Ricky Hardee officiating. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home.  Burial followed in the Blanton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1950 Mount Olive Church Road, Nichols, S.C. 29581.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Floyd C. Chestnut
Floyd C. Chestnut, 61, of  the Wampee Community passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, following an illness.
A funeral was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, at Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church in Wampee. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Latimer’s Funeral Home in Conway served the family.

Judith L. Cobb
Judith L. Cobb, 88, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
Mrs. Cobb was born on April 18, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, and lived in Cleveland and its suburbs for 68 years.  She lived in North Myrtle Beach for many years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald E. Cobb; and her parents.
She is survived by her beloved family, Gary E. Cobb, Joyce L. Cobb and David G. Cobb; two grandchildren, Brian E. Cobb and Alison J. Elmhurst (Jake); one brother, Elver Stone and his family; one cousin, Kenneth Larson; and her family of the heart.
Private services will be held in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, 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.

Harold Elliott
Harold Elliott, 78, of Nichols passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015, at Loris Nursing Center in Loris.
Born on March 16, 1937, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Allen Luther and Nina Miller Elliott.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Ethell Elliott; and one sister, Eunice Hardwick.
Mr. Elliott loved his family and also the land he farmed.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Doris; two sons, Kevin (Joni) Elliott and Chris (Denise) Elliott, both of Nichols; one daughter, Cissy (Gregory) Alexander of Hartsville; five brothers, Eldon (Clara) Elliott of Mullins, Carl (Joan) Elliott of Nichols, Charles (Barbara) Elliott of Camden, Allen (Deloris) Elliott of Latta and Terry Wayne (Cynthia) Elliott of Nichols; one sister, Lois E. (Buck) Graham of Dillon; six grandchildren, Brad (Amber) Elliott, Andrew (Whitney) Elliott, Casey (Boone) Elliott, Krysten Elliott, Ella Alexander and Anna Alexander; and five great-grandchildren, Raleigh Elliott, Asher Elliott, Barrett Elliott, Mason Elliott and Andi Leigh Elliott.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, at Meares Funeral Home in Mullins. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial followed at Elliott Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Elliott Cemetery Fund, c/o Terry Wayne Elliott, 151 Leaning Branch Loop, Nichols, S.C. 29581.
An online guest book is available at www.mearesfh.com.
Meares Funeral Home of Mullins served the family.

Lois Jane Fatkin
Lois Jane Fatkin, 85, of Longs passed away on Monday, June, 8, 2015, at her residence.
Born on Aug. 26, 1929, in Carlos, Md., she was the daughter of William Edgar and Mary Jane Thomas Drew.
Mrs. Fatkin was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church in Midlothian, Md.
She is survived by her husband, Harry Fatkin of Longs; two daughters, Mary Jane Evans of Longs and Kathryn Wright of Little River; one sister, Coralee Engle of Eckhart, Md.; six grandchildren, Harry Evans, Dave Evans, Katy Heit, Jessica Knight, Austin Wright and Andrea Alexander; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, at McMillan Small Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, at the funeral home.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Grace Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Grace Elizabeth Fitzgerald, 85, of Little River died on Friday, June 5, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Dec. 28, 1929, in Manhattan, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Leslie A. and Alma Bliss Ryan.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Fitzgerald Sr.
Mrs. Fitzgerald is survived by three children, Gerald Fitzgerald Jr., James P. Fitzgerald and Patricia L. Murphy; two brothers, David Ryan and Willard Ryan; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 107 W. Park Blvd., Suite 220, Columbia, S.C. 29210.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Allene Skipper Floyd
Allene Skipper Floyd, 96, of Longs passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015, after an extended illness.
Born on April 17, 1919, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Robert James Skipper and the late Addie Lezette Hardee Skipper.
She was predeceased by her husband, Dayton Walter Floyd; three brothers, Alton James Skipper, Clyde Waldo Skipper and Allen Venoy Skipper; and three sisters, Bertha Skipper Cox, Lorraine Skipper Noles and Ethel Skipper Hardee.
Mrs. Floyd was retired from Horry County Schools where she was employed as a teacher’s assistant. She served in this capacity for 18 years.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Loris where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening. Mrs. Floyd was a devoted mother to her children, grandchildren and extended family.
Survivors include three children, Jean Floyd Smith and her husband Jimmy of Lexington, Sylvia Floyd Johnson and her husband Walter  of Greenville, N.C., and Carroll Floyd and his wife Jan of Longs; two grandchildren, Angela Smith Baughman and her husband Richard of Elgin and Walter Scott Johnson and his wife Amy of Farmville, N.C.; and three great-grandchildren, Brittney Wright of Columbia and Avery Johnson and Kayla Johnson, both of Farmville.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with interment in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris with the Rev. Wendell Ray and the Rev. Donnie Graham officiating. Pallbearers were Dayton Todd, Harold Hardee, Randall Cox, Kevin Davidson, Gregory Hardee and Jimmy Cox, all nephews of the deceased.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to Evelyn Panecki, their mother’s dedicated caregiver for 11 years. The family would also like to thank the staff of Mercy Hospice.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 2558 W. Bear Grass Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Bruce Goodnight
Dr. Robert “Bob” Bruce Goodnight, 87, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
Born on April 23, 1927, he was the son of Robert and Etta Riley Goodnight in Shannon, Miss. He was their only child.
When he was nine years old, the family moved to Landis, N.C. He lived there until he graduated from Landis High School on May 25, 1945.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy a few days later.  He was in the South Pacific most of the war. When he returned home after World War II, he married Eloise Reavis, the only child of Condy and Lillie May Almond Reavis. The wedding took place on March 6, 1949.
They moved to Indianapolis, Ind., where he attended Lincoln Chiropractic College and became a Doctor of Chiropractic. He came back south and was in practice for six to seven years. Then he and Eloise both attended Holiday Inns of America School in Memphis, Tenn., to become innkeepers.  He was innkeeper at the Holiday Inn on 48th Avenue and Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach for 16 years and Eloise was his office manager.
Robert joined Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in 1985 where he was a deacon. He did many volunteer jobs there and loved them, including driving a van a couple of times a week for mobile meals for 10 years. He liked any job that he felt he was helping others.
They first moved to Myrtle Beach in 1959. Then moved around a little, but came back to the beach. He went to Marion, N.C., and worked at the Blue Ridge Chiropractic Clinic for seven years. There were three doctors in the clinic and he really liked it. They moved back to Myrtle Beach when he retired in 1984 and stayed there the rest of his life. He loved the Grand Strand.  
He was the chaplain for VFW Post 10804 for 20 years. He did a lot of volunteer work for them also. He had two very dear friends he called his children, Joe and Deanna Robertson.  They both loved them as their own. Bob and Eloise were true soul mates. Bob will be so missed.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will be held at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River at a later date.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Voncile ‘Vonnie’ Huggins
Voncile “Vonnie” Huggins, 87, of Green Sea entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
Born on Nov. 1, 1927, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Ira Bright Huggins and the late Mary Margaret McQueen Huggins.
She was predeceased by four brothers, Robert Huggins, Howard Huggins, Hubert Huggins and Clayton Huggins; and three sisters, Mildred Harrelson, Hazel Hinson and Flora McGougan.
Miss Huggins was a member of Green Sea Baptist Church in Green Sea.
Survivors include two brothers, Claude Huggins of Little River and Bright Huggins and his wife Roberta of Hartsville; three sisters, Verna H. Blanton of Folly Beach, Lottie Ann Jones and her husband Howard of Bessemer City, N.C., and Betty Grainger and her husband Junior of Tabor City, N.C.; 25 nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews who loved her dearly.
A celebration of life service was held on Tuesday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at Green Sea Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Phillips officiating. Burial followed in Green Sea Cemetery. The family received friends following the services in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to the Green Sea Cemetery Fund, c/o Green Sea Baptist Church, P.O. Box 125, Green Sea, S.C. 29545 or to Loris Rehab and Nursing Center Activities, Dept. 3620 Stevens St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Loris Rehab and Nursing Center and McLeod Loris Hospital.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinch funeralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Michael James Pulcher
Michael James Pulcher, 48, of Longs died on Friday, May 29, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on June 13, 1966, in Hudson, N.Y., he was the son of Theodore and Calla Longe Pulcher of Longs.
In addition to his parents he is survived by two daughters, Melanie A. Pulcher and Kharstyn J. Pulcher.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 1, at Lee Funeral Home. A funeral mass was celebrated at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church 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.

Shirley L. Rogers
Shirley L. Rogers, 79, of Little River died on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Brightwater in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 19, 1935, in Lynchburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late James Leon and Gretha Mae Webb Rogers.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one sister, Loretta Jane Rogers Galloway.
Mrs. Rogers graduated from Virginia High School in Bristol, Tenn., and attended Virginia Intermont College, also in Bristol.
Her first Job was a flight attendant for Capital Airlines and later with United Airlines after the merger with Capital and United.  
Her last job was a sales associate with Belk Department store in Charlotte, N.C.  Mrs. Rogers retired in 2000 and moved to Lightkeepers Village in Little River in 2001.  She moved to Brightwater assisted living in April 2012.
She was a member of Little River United Methodist Church in Little River.
She was always quick with a smile and happy to see you, remembering birthdays, anniversaries and other special days with a card or a note.  She was loved and will be missed by her nephew, Chuck Galloway, and all who knew her.
A celebration of her life will be arranged 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.

Mary Ilene Smutz
Mary Ilene Smutz, 67, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Monday, June 8, 2015, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach surrounded by her family.
Born on June 25, 1947, in Adel, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Marjorie Wilson Faith and the widow of the late Darrell Smutz, to whom she was happily married for 46 years.
She was predeceased by one brother, Clifford Faith.
Mrs. Smutz was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them more than anything. She also enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting, painting and crafting.  She was loved by everyone for her sweet spirit and her warm heart. All who knew her will miss her dearly.
She is survived by her children, David Smutz and his wife Angie; one daughter, Brenda Pope and her husband Michael; one brother, Gary Faith; three sisters, Eva Benson, Nita Bellamy and Tina Maiers; three grandchildren David Smutz (Megan), Dawson Smutz and Zachary Pope; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 12, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to CurePSP, 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093 or online at www.psp.org/donate.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.  
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Sylvia Swimmer
Sylvia Swimmer, 90, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Brightwater in Myrtle Beach.
She was the loving mother of three daughters, Marilyn Drange (Warren), Susan Schmidt (Brian) and Candace Swimmer-Rosenthal (Phillip); three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers send memorials to Embrace Hospice (Making-A-Wish for Seniors), 140 University Place, Conway, S.C. 29526.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Billy C. Watts
Billy C. Watts, 60, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
Born on Sept. 6, 1954, in Loris, he was the son of Billy Ned Watts and Carole Bowen Watts.
Mr. Watts was a loving father, grandfather and son. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons, Billy C. Watts Jr. and Paul Calhoun; one daughter, Christal Cissell; one brother, Ricky Watts; two sisters, Connie Johnson and Cynthia Price; six grandchildren, Skyy Cissell, Summer Cissell, Autumn Cissell, Zander Cissell, Ashlyn Watts and Morgan Todd; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 5, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Mack Watts officiating. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. Burial followed in Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City, N.C.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JUNE 4, 2015 EDITION
Scott Elliott Edge
Scott Elliott Edge of Little River died on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at home.
Born on April 1, 1988, he was the son of Marvis and Darrick Livingston.
In addition to his parents survivors include his wife, Fatima Edge; and one son, Spencer Edge.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 1, at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in Loris. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, at the Frank Shields Memorial Chapel on Highway 57.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River served the family.

Doris Gause
Doris Gause, 74, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
Born on Sept. 12, 1940, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Ben Tompkins and the late Pinkie Butler Tompkins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Furman Gause; and one sister, Margaret Skipper.
Mrs. Gause was a loving mother, grandmother and caretaker who took care of several family members. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking. She was a member of Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church in Conway.
Survivors include three daughters, Sybil Lovell and her husband Ernie of Warsaw, Ky., Elaine Mattsson and her husband Nick of Loris and Dawn Holt and her husband Paul of Conway; four grandchildren, Benjamin Lovell, Alex Mattsson, Evan Holt and Hayden Holt; and two sisters, Olean Alford of Conway and Joyce Russell and her husband Alton of Durham, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 29, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Ragsdale Allsbrook officiating.  Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Ct, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
Sign the online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Marilyn  ‘Lynn’ Gikis
Marilyn  “Lynn” Gikis, 83, of Little River passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015.
Born on May 29, 1931, in Rochester, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Marie R. Gerew.
Survivors include one son, Gary Gikis of Canandaiqua, N.Y.; one daughter, Karen Green of Conway; and two grandchildren, Alexander Gikis and Michelle Massey.
A funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family receive friends for 45 minutes prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrier Project, 7020 AC Skinner Pkwy., Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Maryalice Louise Greene Lefort
Maryalice Louise Greene Lefort, 58, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Agapé Senior Assisted Living Facility in Conway following an illness.
Born on April 2, 1957, in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of the late John Richard Greene Sr. and the late Alice Theresa Crowley Greene.
She was predeceased by her husband, Theodore Lefort; and one brother, John Richard Greene Jr.
Mrs. Lefort was a loving homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Loris.
Survivors include one son, Gregory Lefort of Rhode Island; one daughter, Megan Carter and her husband Lane of Clearwater, Fla.; one grandson, Forrest Carter of Clearwater; one sister, Colleen Rafferty and her husband John of Loris; one brother, James Greene of Rhode Island; and her niece and nephew, Amanda Greene and Ian Greene, both of Rhode Island.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection with Father D. Anthony Droze officiating.
At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1330 W. Peachtree St., Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30309 or arthritis.org.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Tommy Mathis
Tommy Mathis, 31, of Little River passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015.
Born on June 11, 1983, he was the son of Robbie Mathis and Cyndi Wooten.
He was predeceased by two grandparents, Thomas W. Mathis and Virginia D. Maynard.  
He enjoyed fishing, basketball, walking his dog on the beach and having fun.
In addition to his parents survivors include one sister, Jenna Sargent (Brad); one nephew, Paxton Scott Sargent; his grandmother, Donna J. Mathis; two uncles, Scotty Mathis (Sharon) and Joey Mathis (Kim); cousins, Zack, Emily, Jackson and Hannah; and many friends.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 1, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1015 Ashes Drive #101, Wilmington, N.C. 28405.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Winfred Eugene McCracken
Winfred Eugene McCracken, 75, left this earth on Thursday, May 28, 2015.
Born on April 19, 1940, in Memphis, Texas, he was the son of the late Wesley Eugene and Verlin Carolyn McCracken of Pampa, Texas, in the Pan Handle, where the wheat grows and the oil flows.
Mr. McCracken entered the U.S. Marine Corps immediately after high school to see the world and spent four years at Camp Pendleton in California. He then entered the U.S. Air Force for 16 years until his retirement at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as a technical sergeant. Shortly afterwards, he was employed by Better Brands, Inc. for 20 years. After a short period of golfing several times a week, he has worked in security for Barton at Blue Shield/Blue Cross and Sea Mist Resorts attaining the rank of major.
Mr. McCracken completed his undergraduate degree at Coastal Carolina University and finished his advanced degree at Webster University.
He said he was the luckiest person ever. He had the opportunity to visit over a dozen countries in Europe and several in Asia. He also visited 38 of the 50 states. On top of this, he was surrounded and blessed by a wonderful family over the years plus friends and several close friends.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dorothy; two sons, James Richard and Wesley Todd of Myrtle Beach; and one daughter, Rhonda Lynn Doyle of Loris; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Joan Kingham of Temple, Texas; and two devoted pet canines.
A celebration of life was held at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 1, in the chapel of Burroughs Funeral Home. Burial was at Arlington National Cemetery.
Condolences may be made to: www.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet served the family.

John Wyndal Vereen
John Wyndal Vereen, 79, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on July 25, 1935, in Horry County, he was the son of the late John Benjamin and Mary Idelle Anderson Vereen.
Mr. Vereen was a 1954 graduate of Myrtle Beach High School. As an all-star football player he was voted Most Valuable Player and Lineman of the Year. An avid fisherman, he won the 1993 SKA Top Angler of the Year award. He also won the 1998 King Mackerel Classic which won him a boat and motor and the Division I title. Wyndal was well known not only in the local fishing world but was also recognized nationally for his fishing skills as well as other sport fishing awards, too numerous to mention. One of Wyndal’s great joys was driving his stock car on the old dirt tracks in Little River.
Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Vereen and Georgie Vereen; his former wife, Ramona F. Vereen; one brother, Rayford Vereen; one grandson, Seth Ensley; and Diane Hickman, a most gracious and caring person in his life.
He was predeceased by one brother, Jerry R. Vereen of North Myrtle Beach.
A celebration of his life will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 5, at Ian’s (formerly Poo’s).
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sea Haven Youth Home or Ron McManus Memorial Reef, P.O. Box 3653, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
An online guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM MAY 28, 2015 EDITION
Harold Milton ‘Fat Harold’ Bessent
Harold Milton Bessent, affectionately known to all as “Fat Harold”, of North Myrtle Beach joined The Shadow Shaggers on that Golden Dance floor in heaven around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015, at home surrounded by love, after a long illness.
“Fat Harold” was born on June 13, 1933, in Little River to Bill and Frances Ellis Bessent.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Kellan and Julia Bessent, and his paternal grandparents, J.W. and Annie Ellis. He was also predeceased by one sister, Willie Frances Gregory, and his beloved grandson, David Bessent Jr.
He is survived by his two sisters, Betty Amick of Chapin and Marcella Willis of Little River; and one brother, George Bessent of Little River; his children, Mariellen Bessent-Minor (Chris) of Greenville; Laura Todd (Tony) of Loris; and son, David Bessent of Myrtle Beach. He is also survived by his beautiful fiancée and caregiver Hulda Wood of Little River and Dallas, Texas. “Fat Harold” had several grandchildren which he adored; Maricatherine Minor, Harold Luke Minor, Christina Bessent, Anson Todd and Brittany Mitchell as well as great-grandchildren,   Jacob Hopkins, Jaya Mitchell and Joslyn Mitchell. “Fat Harold” also had many nieces and nephews who called him “Uncle Buddy”. Also his “Other Brother”, Wilson “Buddy” Owens of Little River; and his adopted girls, Lulu Quick-Rigsby, Shannon Briggs, Debbie Coleman, Terry Jensen, Brenda Rosser and Joy Thompson of Fat Harold’s Beach Club and HOTO’s.
After serving his time in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict, Harold came back and lived in Florida for a brief time and married his wife, Mary. He moved back to North Myrtle Beach with kids in tow and joined Pappy and Buddy at The Spanish Galleon. “Fat Harold” was co-owner of Harold’s Across the Street with his new wife, Ann Lewis Bessent, now deceased, The Pad, Harold and Anne’s Swinging 50’s Lounge, The 19th Hole, Harold’s at Little River and more recently Fat Harold’s Beach Club and Harold’s on the Ocean (HOTO’s) where he became known as The King of Shag. He always told everyone he had the best employees in the whole wide world.
“Fat Harold” was instrumental in keeping The Shag alive by helping it to get recognized as South Carolina’s State Dance.
 He was a Shriner, a Mason, a member of many local clubs, a boat captain and loved his family very much.
Harold became involved with Camp Kemo. He has gotten many stars in his crown for his work with “His Kids”. He was on the board at The Palmetto Foundation and has been awarded The Order of the Palmetto, The Aflac Palmetto Foundation Award for his generosity for years of service and monetary donations to Camp Kemo.
He received the key to the city of North Myrtle Beach and June 13 has been proclaimed “Fat Harold” Day by Mayor Marilyn Hatley.
His accomplishments are beyond measure.
The family would like to extend their deepest thanks to his caregivers: Wayne Rigsby, Paulette King, Kathy Jordan, his son-in-law, Tony Todd, Charlie Knotts, Trina, Brenda, Beacon Hospice, Embrace Hospice, all his doctors and nurses and his extended family and friends who sat in when needed. He loved you all.
His wishes are no flowers, they die. “Let my kids at Camp Kemo bloom as long as they can” by sending your condolences as donations to Camp Kemo, c/o Fat Harold’s Beach Club, 212 Main St., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
“Fat Harold” has personally requested a private service. There will be a Celebration of Life on his birthday, Saturday, June 13, at 4 p.m. at Fat Harold’s Beach Club.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Mamie B. Cooley
Mamie B. Cooley, 90, of Anderson and Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015.
Born on Jan. 8, 1925, she was the daughter of Oscar C. Bratcher and Carrie B. Bratcher of Honea Path.
Mrs. Cooley was married to the late Fred H. Cooley Sr. of Anderson and North Myrtle Beach. Her career as a registered nurse graduating from the Anderson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing spanned 40 years. After working as a surgical scrub nurse at Anderson Memorial Hospital for many years, she taught surgical technology for the Anderson County Technical School System for 17 years where she retired. She was a longtime member of Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson and the Adult Workers Class of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.
Family and friends were Mrs. Cooley’s passion and delight. She enjoyed spending summers in Myrtle Beach where she so enjoyed the beach and the coastal life.  She and her husband retired to Little River and made many lifelong friends. They were active square dancers and traveled extensively throughout the United States with a square dancing troop.
She is survived by one niece, Becky Hendricks of Anderson, who was like a sister to her; three sons, Danny R. Cooley of Myrtle Beach, Fred H. Cooley Jr. and his wife Linda of Greenwood and O. Clarke Cooley and his wife Larinda of Anderson; three grandchildren, Christopher J. Cooley and his wife Caroline of Carolina Beach, N.C., Jill Cooley Spears and her husband Adam of Summerville and Kelly Cooley Gaston of Jacksonville, Fla.; and three great-grandsons, Tucker Spears, Hudson Spears and Sawyer Spears, all of Summerville.
Special thanks to the Shut In Committee of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach, Adult Workers Class and Lower Cape Fear Mercy Hospice.
Memorials may be made to the church of choice, Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson and the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 22, at Lee Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, at McDougald Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Carol Anne Drevicky
Carol Anne Drevicky, 65, of Longs, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. She fought with grace, maintaining her independence to the end. She fought a valiant fight with cancer.
Born on Aug. 25, 1949, she was the beloved daughter of Stephen W. Drevicky and the late Harriett M. Drevicky.
Carol was a long time employee of Bluegreen Vacations, advancing over the 18 years from an administrative manager to National Director of Field Administration.  Along the way she mentored many employees helping them advance within the company, just as she had.  Being mentored by Carol always quickly led to becoming her friend because she took the time to get to know her employees and openly shared her life, faith and love of animals with everyone she met. Carol was a true inspiration and genuine friend to all whose lives she touched.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.  on Thursday, May 28, at Lee Funeral Home.
A funeral mass in honor of Carol will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 29, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Carol’s memory to the Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 563, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578 or the animal shelter of your choice.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Helen Gaither
Elizabeth “Betty” Helen Gaither, 82, of Little River passed away peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2015, at home with her loving husband, Lew Gaither.
Born on June 25, 1931, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Helen Cunningham.
In 1950 Mrs. Gaither married Lew Gaither. They were happily married for 65 years.  Betty and Lew moved to Little River about 10 years ago and fell in love with their home, neighbors and all their fellow shag dancers at Fat Harold’s Beach Club. She enjoyed Judo, sail boating, travelling and flying their plane. She and Lew have been dancing for more than 67 years, whether it be East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Clogging or their favorite Carolina Shag Dancing.
She is survived by her husband, Lewis Gaither; one daughter, Jill Osuna; one son, Craig Gaither; two granddaughters, Johanna and Rachel; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 1, at Lee Funeral Home.  A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Mario ‘Jerry’ Giaramita
Mario “Jerry” Giaramita, 85, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, May 25, 2015.
Mr. Giaramita was born on Dec. 20, 1929.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Silas Bobby Inman
Silas Bobby Inman, 83, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on July 5, 1931, in Ash, N.C., he was the son of the late Frank Devon Inman and Madge Grant Inman.
He was predeceased by five brothers, Samuel Inman, Homer Inman, Howard Inman, Aaron Inman and Lloyd Inman.
Mr. Inman was a retired farmer and will be remembered for his role as a founding member of Westside Baptist Church as well as being a longtime member and deacon at Clarendon Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Neal Inman of the home; four sons, Jimmy Inman and his wife Faye of Runnelstown, Miss., Charles Inman and his wife Jenniffer, Joseph Inman and Tammy Stevens and Bobby Inman, all of Ash; one daughter, Annette Dorman and her husband Craig of Tabor City; 13 loving grandchildren; 13 loving great-grandchildren; two brothers, Boyd Inman and his wife Alta Mae and George Inman and his wife Ola, all of Ash; one sister, Annie Vance and her husband Teddy of Whiteville, N.C.; and one sister-in-law, Edna Faye Inman of Shallotte, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, at Clarendon Baptist Church with Pastor Ryan Edwards officiating. Committal services followed at Bill Inman Cemetery in Ash. Visitation was held for two hours prior to the service at Clarendon Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be made to Clarendon Baptist Church, P.O. Box 127, Clarendon, N.C. 28432.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Billie Jo Fowler Lancaster
Billie Jo Fowler Lancaster, 69, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at home after a short illness surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on March 20, 1946.
She was predeceased by her parents, W.C. “Cha” Fowler and Isadora Fowler; one brother, Larry Fowler; and one sister, Peggy Fowler.
Mrs. Lancaster was a “mover and doer”. She was a self-employed cosmetologist and hairdresser who saw and brought out the beauty in everyone. She was a talented decorator, had a beautiful yard and attended Beaverdam Church in Chadbourn, N.C.
Survivors include her beloved son, Jody Lancaster of Little River; one sister, Alice F. Porter (Levi) of Tabor City; one sister-in-law, Renea A. Fowler of Little River; nephews and nieces, Jeffrey L. Porter (Kathy) of Little River, La-Cha Porter-Goff (Kim) of Loris and Annadora Fowler of Little River; one great-nephew, Jeffrey Lance Porter of Charleston; one great-niece, Edith Lauren Porter-Rogers (Keith) of Little River; and a special friend, Bill Enzor of Cerro Gordo, N.C.
Her special caregivers were Margie Tyler, Nizie Suggs and Kelly Miller.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Private funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Buddy Seay with burial in Myrtle Green Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 110 Cinema Drive, Suite A, Wilmington, N.C. 28403.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is serving the family.

Sonya Todd Long
Sonya Todd Long, 67, of Loris passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015, at her residence.
Born on March 31, 1948, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late George Kirby Todd and the late Doretha Suggs Todd.
She was predeceased by one sister, Faye Todd Wray; and one brother, Carl Todd.
Mrs. Long was a real estate broker and owner of Loris Realty Service. She attended Springfield Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include one son, Mark Causey and his wife Terri of Loris; one special niece/daughter, Kim Wray Hickman; three grandchildren, Emily Hickman, Ashley Causey and Joshua Causey; and one sister-in-law, June Todd of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, at Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Slomka officiating. Burial followed in the Holly Hill Cemetery.
The family received friends for two hours prior to the services at Springfield Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be sent to Springfield Baptist Church, 246 Springfield Church Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Margaret A. ‘Peggy’ Martin
Margaret A. “Peggy” Martin, 82, of North Myrtle Beach and Fairfax City, Va., died on Tuesday May 19, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 31, 1932, in Pittston, Pa., she was the  daughter of the late William A. and Helen Carey.
Mrs. Martin was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and cousin. She was a gracious lady who brightened every life she touched. She was a teacher, legal secretary and Mrs. Claus for charities in the Washington, D.C., area; though mostly she will be remembered as an affectionately active and ever-loving wife, mother and “Dandy”.
She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Kathleen M. Schulin of North Myrtle Beach, (formerly of the Washington, D.C., metro area); and four grandchildren, George B. Schulin of North Myrtle Beach, Frank C. Schulin of Conway, Maggie L. Martin of Cumberland, Md., and Jacob Martin-Mobley of Montgomery County, Md.
A funeral mass was held on Wednesday, May 27, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. A reception followed in the church fellowship hall.
Inurnment will follow later this year at Arlington National Cemetery.
You may offer online condolences at www.shallottefunerals.com.
Donations may be made in her memory to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Youth Group or the Arlington-Fairfax Elks Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22031-4689, Attn: Ms. Archuleta.
White Funeral and Cremation Service of Shallotte, N.C., is serving the family.

Elizabeth Ann ‘Libby’ McCallister
Elizabeth Ann “Libby” McCallister, 69, of Longs passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on Nov. 1, 1945, in Narrows, Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank Marion Hypes and the late Mabel Ruth Bowles Hypes.
Mrs. McCallister loved playing golf and was a lady of tremendous faith but will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Charles Robert “Butch” McCallister Jr. of the home; one son, Tim McCallister and his partner Bill of Riverside, Calif.; one daughter, Ruth Ann McCallister and her partner John D. Serna of Ontario, Calif.; two loving granddaughters, Marisa Rodriguez and Miranda Tigleo, both of Ontario; and two sisters, Linda Hull and her husband Ralph of Pearisburg, Va., and Leona Merrix of Radford, Va.
No services are planned at this time.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Dorothea Medler
Dorothea Medler, 99, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at her home.
Born on Jan. 27, 1916, in Berlin, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Emil and Hermine Winter Scholz.
She was predeceased by her husband, Heinz Medler; one daughter, Rosemarie Krull; five brothers; and four sisters.
She loved the Lord and to paint, sing, play the accordion, keyboard and polka. Her favorite TV shows were Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.
Heinz, Dorothea and Rosemarie immigrated to the United States on March 19, 1976.
Mrs. Medler is survived by one daughter, Karin H. Wales; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 8, in the clubhouse at Myrtle Beach RV Resort.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Shirley Ann Prock
Shirley Ann Prock, 80, of Little River passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at home surrounded by her family.
Born on Feb. 25, 1935, in Barberton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late George and Maycel Thomas.
In 1950 she married Michael Richards and had six children before he passed away in 1960. In 1967 she married William Prock, who preceded her in death, along with one son, Michael, and one grandson, Matthew.
Survivors include four daughters, Shirlie (John) Triano, Carolyn (Terry) Russ, Diane (Rick) Buddelmeyer and Barbra (Robin) Barton; four sons, Steven (Sue) Richards, Richard (Kel-z) Prock, Ronald Prock and Matthew (Amy) Prock; 22 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service 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.

Howard Bruce Watts
Howard Bruce Watts, 86, of Green Sea died on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
Born on April 7, 1929, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of the late Bruce and Luemettie Watts.
He was predeceased by one brother, Maxie Watts.
Mr. Watts was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Arnette Watts of the home; two daughters, Tracy Watts and Mike Streeter of Conway and Tanya Blanton and her husband Frankie of Simpsonville; three grandchildren, Adam Bruce Webster of Conway, Reynolds Watts Blanton and Charles Calhoun Blanton of Simpsonville; one great-grandchild, Addison Laine Webster of Conway; two brothers, Jack Watts of Burlington, N.C., and Jerry Watts of Tabor City, N.C.; and one sister, Janice Watts of Tabor City.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, at Carolina Baptist Church Cemetery in Green Sea.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Carolina Baptist Church, 2401 Church Road, Green Sea, S.C. 29545.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Mary Jane Norris Worley
Mary Jane Norris Worley, 90, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Friday, May 22, 2015.
Born on Nov. 12, 1924, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Archie McDaniel and Amanda Williams Norris.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edmond Pinkney Worley Sr.; two daughters, Doris Hilburn and Ruby W. Griffin; one sister; two brothers; and three grandchildren, Kay Griffin, Cindy Cormell and Justin Worley.
She is survived by one son, Edmond Pinkney Worley Jr. (Lynn) of Tabor City; three daughters, Marvelene Hammond (Henry) of Loris, Frances Bullock (Johnny) of Tabor City and Hilda Causey (Dennis Sr.) of Loris; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 25, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM MAY 21, 2015 EDITION
Clara Langley Austin
Clara Langley Austin, 84, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015.
She was born on July 11, 1930.
Originally from Belmont, N.C., Mrs. Austin was married to Sanford “Spud” LeRoy Austin for 56 years until his passing in 2006. She was a volunteer and active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach as well as an avid supporter of the arts, including Coastal Youth Theatre Arts School and the Theatre of the Republic, both in Conway.
During her husband’s lifetime, Mrs. Austin had a catering business with him. They both loved to dance.
She is survived by one daughter, Lunda Cornelius and her husband Stephen; two daughters, Jan Austin-Hicken and her husband Stephen and Amanda Austin-Bolton and her husband David; one son, Todd Austin; three grandchildren, Walker Hicken, Alexandra Ledford and Dylan Ledford; and one brother, Howard Langley.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Steven Duane Benning
Steven Duane Benning, 47, of Loris passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at his home following a sudden illness.
Born on May 29, 1967, in Piqua, Ohio, he was the son of Robert Lee Benning and the late Patricia Ann Middy Benning.  
In addition to his father, survivors include one daughter, Kristin Felton and her husband Ashley of West Carrollton, Ohio; one brother, Douglas L. Benning and his wife Jeanette of Loris; and one sister, Diane Fashner-Manson and her husband Jim of Covington, Ohio.
Services were private.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Catherine M. Blaisdell
Catherine M. Blaisdell, 63, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
Born on April 12, 1952, in Utica, N.Y., she was the daughter of John and Marilyn G. Doyle.
Mrs. Blaisdell was a graduate of New Hartford High School.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Richard; three children, Brett, David (Katie) and Kelley (David); nine grandchildren; and three sisters, Diane, Nancy and Ilene Doyle.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, with a prayer service at 12:30 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Howard C. Crews Sr.
Howard C. Crews Sr., 84, of Little River passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at his home.
Born on Aug. 7, 1930, he was the son of the late Walter P. and Maude Barker Crews.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Sandra Crews Bastianello; two brothers, Walter and John; and one sister, Janet Morgan.
Mr. Crews was a U.S. Army veteran and was the owner and operator of H.C. Pie Co. in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Rachel G. Crews; two sons, Howard (Sonny) Crews Jr. (Connie) and David P. Crews (Carolyn); five grandchildren, Laura B. Blanton, Cindy B. Matthews, Clinton Crews, Heather Crews and Wesley Crews; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles O. Crews (Shirley); and one sister, Bonnie Hardy (Johnny).
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, at Lee Funeral Home. They will also receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 22, at Vogler Funeral Home in Winston-Salem.
A celebration of his life will be held at Vogler Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 23. Burial will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Caris Healthcare (Hospice), 174 Waccamaw Medical Park Ct., Conway, S.C. 29526 or Living Water Baptist Church General Fund, 1569 Hwy. 9 E, Longs, S.C. 29568.
A guest book is available at www.leefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Frances L. Danner
Frances L. Danner, 82, of Carolina Shores, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
Born on Oct. 18, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Frances W. Spillan.
Survivors include four sons, Barry Danner, Keith Danner, Wayne Danner and Bruce Danner; three daughters, Brenda Cavallini, Bonnie Cooper and Nancy Brown; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Hunter Spillan, Freddie Spillan and Robert Spillan; and one sister, Wendy Wilson.
A visitation will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, at Lee Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice Care, 790 Sunset Blvd., Suite 8, Sunset Beach, N.C. 28468.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Charles E. Edge
Charles E. Edge, 85, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in his home.
Born on June 20, 1929, he was the son of the late Monroe J. and Fancy Bellamy Edge.
He was predeceased by his wife, Georgia C. Edge; and eight siblings.
Mr. Edge was a U.S. Army veteran and owner of C.E. Edge Plumbing Co. He was a master plumber for over 60 years.
Survivors include one son, James E. Edge (Deon); one daughter, Debbie Edge; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his four legged friend, Mollie that he loved very much.
The family received friends at Lee Funeral Home from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 17.
A celebration of his life was held at Lee Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 18. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the support, love and kindness shown by the extended family of Robert Edge, Joyce Nance, Oylanda Suggs, Peggy Vereen and numerous friends during their father’s illness.
A guest book is available at www.leefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Ella Jane Housand
Ella Jane Housand, 84, of Loris died on Friday, May 15, 2015, at her residence.
Born on May 9, 1931, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Naomi Watts.
Mrs. Housand was a member of United Baptist Church where she loved serving her Lord and Savior. She was co-owner and operator of Red Bluff Diner and Seafood. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and spending time with her family. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, William “WL” Lester Housand of the home; three sons, Tommy Housand (Susan), William Housand (Wendy) and Keith Housand, all of Loris; one daughter, Hilda “Pinky” Simmons of Loris; one brother, John Watts of Conway; two sisters, Mary Lee Chavis of Swansea and Ann Swails of Haysville, N.C.; and seven grandchildren, Tommy J. Housand II, Codi Hannah Housand, Holly Anna Housand, Justin Housand, Kelsea Lyn Housand, Jamie Simmons and Thomas Mills.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 18, at Watson Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Johnson officiating.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, at Watson Funeral Services.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.

Cathy B. Jones
Cathy B. Jones of Little River died on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Seacoast Medical Center in Little River surrounded by her family.
Survivors include her parents, Betty H. and Howard Lockey; one brother, Howard S. Lockey Jr.; seven sisters, Paulette Arnette (Charles), Gail Thompson (Glenn), Faye Cox (Allen), Jeannie Folk (Steven), Carol Kelly (Don), Mindy Livingston (Mitchell) and Shelia Nolan (Cliff), and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life was held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, at Foundation Church.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Vernon Dale Spivey
Vernon Dale Spivey, 78, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on March 3, 1937, in Loris, he was the son of Daniel Leamon Spivey and Ruth Cox Spivey.
Mr. Spivey was a retired machinist with General Motors and a longtime member of Oak Dale Baptist Church.
Survivors include his brother, the Rev. Edward Spivey and his wife Maxine of Loris; four sisters, Sylvia Ferguson of Myrtle Beach, Willa Dean Williams of Tabor City, Laverne Graham and her husband Maurice “Pop” of Loris and Christine Saylor and her husband William of Baltimore, Md.; one granddaughter, Angel Hilburn and her husband Gary Dale Hilburn Jr. of Tabor City; and two great-grandsons, Dillon Hilburn and Troy Hilburn, both of Tabor City.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Lois Duncan Spivey; one brother, Donnie Spivey; and one sister, Lorine S. Jordan.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at Oak Dale Baptist Church with Pastor Waties McLeod officiating. Committal services followed at Oak Dale Cemetery. The family received friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at Oak Dale Fellowship Hall on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
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Joseph N. Stasky
Joseph N. Stasky, 75, of Little River passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
Born on Jan. 20, 1940, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Teresa Stasky.
Survivors include one son, James “Jim” Stasky (Audrey); one daughter, Joanne Williams (Leo); and four grandchildren, Stephanie, Erica, Nick and Luke.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Sharon Strong Stolberg
Sharon Strong Stolberg, 82, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, after a brief illness in Myrtle Beach.
Born on May 27, 1932, in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Leoda Strong.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one sister, Sydney Vesh.
A multi-talented force of nature, Sharon enjoyed an early career as one-half of the mermaid team “Donna Jean and Sharon,” which she was very proud to be honored for at the 2014 Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Later she earned a B.S. in physical education becoming a Perceptual Motor Development Specialist at the University of Toledo, improving the learning capabilities of countless children.  In addition to her professional pursuits she was a committed volunteer at the Spectrum Art Gallery at the Toledo Botanical Gardens, the founding committee for the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center and at The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach for which she was nominated for the Sun News Volunteer of the Year award. She was a proud PFLAG parent who marched in the first Myrtle Beach Gay Pride parade.
She is survived by her husband, Don “Emil” Stolberg; three children, Tami Eldridge, Todd Eldridge (Pam) and Steele Stolberg; one sister, Shirley Weiler; and three dear friends, Donna Sprague, Joyce Orbesen and Harriet Williams.
A celebration of her life was held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, May 16, at Lee Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers Sharon requested donations be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582; The LoVe Pet Clinic, 2410 Strawberry Road, Longs, S.C. 29568; or Mercy Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
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Roger W. Strickland
Roger W. Strickland, 69, of Little River passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015, at his home.
Born on July 27, 1945, he was the son of the late Rufus and Gladys H. Strickland.
He was predeceased by one son, Brian; and one brother, Jimmy.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty Jordan Strickland; one son, Randy Strickland; one sister, Sallie Seaboch; three grandchildren, Kendra, Jacob and Taylor; and three great-grandchildren, Michael Lee, Maddox and Memphis.
A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 18, at Riverside Cemetery in Nichols.
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J.D. Cox
J.D. Cox, 97, of Loris passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015.
Born on Sept. 9, 1917, in Loris, he was the son of the late John Davis Cox Sr. and the late Helen Jane Skipper Cox.
He was predeceased by his wife of 73 years, Ruby Lee Cox; one son, Leonard Cox; one daughter, Gloria Williams; one son-in-law, Blondell Grainger; three brothers, Boyd Cox, Jack Cox and Tom Cox; and three sisters, Daisy Faircloth, Gracie Singletary and Dalma Cox.
Mr. Cox loved farming, gardening and growing sweet potatoes and watermelons.  He enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include one son, Ronnie Cox of Loris; three daughters, Irene Grainger of Conway, Lauretta Smith of Tabor City, N.C., and Janice Johnson of Loris; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Ruby Cox Mureddu of Loris; one brother, Lloyd Cox of Loris; and two sisters, Gladys Raspovich and Jane Bell, both of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at the mausoleum chapel at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris with the Rev. J.T. Adams officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the services at the mausoleum chapel.
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William H. Douglas Jr.
William H. Douglas Jr., 69, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, May 8, 2015, at Carolinas Hospital in Florence.
Born on Jan. 18, 1946, in Salisbury, N.C., he was the son of William H. and Bettie Bryant Douglas Sr.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Amy E. Douglas Botteon.
Mr. Douglas was a U.S. Army veteran and member of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Susan McWilliam Douglas; one son, Zach W. Douglas; one daughter, Lori A. Douglas; two sisters, Betsey Rupert and Bobbie Douglas; and four grandchildren, Ashton, Spencer, Mia and Chance.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury with military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 373, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
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Alan T. Edwards
Alan T. Edwards, 61, of Green Sea passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
Born on July 24, 1953, in Norfolk, Va., he was the son of the late Belvin M. Edwards and Margaret D. Edwards. They resided in Charlotte, N.C.
Mr. Edwards later moved to North Myrtle Beach where he married Lisa K. Pound of Charlotte. They made their home in Green Sea. He was a loving husband and devoted father to their son, Dylan Day Edwards.
A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at Christian Fellowship Assembly in Dallas, N.C.
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Richard Wayne ‘Ricky’ Floyd
Richard Wayne “Ricky” Floyd, 68, of Green Sea passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015, at his home following a sudden illnesss.
Born on March 31, 1947, in Green Sea, he was the son of John R. Floyd and Gladys Rosada Fowler Floyd.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, John Ronald Floyd.
Mr. Floyd was a retired construction worker and longtime member of Green Sea Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Norris Floyd of the home; two daughters, Amy Nobles and her husband Jonathan of Tabor City, N.C., and Tina Cartrette and her husband Mark of Whiteville, N.C.; one son, Brian Cartrette of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren, B.J. James, Autumn James Tedder and Hannah Nobles; one great-grandson, Grant Tedder; two brothers, Joe Floyd Sr. and his wife Brenda of Green Sea and Mitchell Floyd and his wife Pat of Green Sea; one sister, Sara Jean Spittle and her husband Hiram of Sumter; and one step-sister, Jo Ann Jacobs of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, at Green Sea Baptist Church with Pastor Jerry Phillips officiating. Committal services followed at Green Sea Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 4, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Green Sea Baptist Church Bus Fund, P.O. Box 125, Green Sea, S.C. 29545.
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Frank S. Galluccio
Frank S. Galluccio, 79, of Little River died on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on July 6, 1935, in New York, he was the son of the late Joseph and Katherine Sacco Galluccio.
Mr. Galluccio was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict and a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his children, Francis Galluccio and Ellen Galluccio.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Headquarters – Donations, 6350 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33309-2130.
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Rose Harrelson Reaves
Rose Harrelson Reaves, 93, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, May 4, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on April 12, 1922, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Bishop Gurnie and Flossie Bell Floyd Harrelson.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, James Robert Reaves; and one son, Larry Hooks.
Mrs. Reaves was the former owner/operator of Strand Realty Company in North Myrtle Beach and was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include one son, Cyril Hooks and his wife Gloria of Myrtle Beach; one sister, Verma Rae Blanton of Myrtle Beach; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Interment followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the services.
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McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Rose Shupp
Rose Shupp, 60, of Longs passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, while being treated at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Rose was devoted to her job and will be missed and loved by all.  She was the manager at the Comfort Inn South in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by her loving partner of 17 and one-half years, Robert Hornak; many family members in Pennsylvania where she was originally from; her father and step-mother; three sisters; two brothers; two daughters; three granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
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Richard Paul ‘Dick’ Tramonti
Richard Paul “Dick” Tramonti, 85, of Little River died on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y.
Born on April 30, 1930, in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., he was the son of the late Cesidio and Elvira Gallo Tramontozzi.
In 1948 Mr. Tramonti joined the Air Force and soon was promoted to master sergeant as an intelligence specialist. He served during the Korean Conflict interrogating USAF fighter pilots and was honorably discharged in 1952.
He attended Fordham University in Bronx, N.Y., and graduated in 1956 with a B.S. degree in management.
Mr. Tramonti had a successful 36 year career with the Campbell Soup Company.  He was one of the pioneers who helped establish the company’s first Food Service Division. He was promoted to division supervisor for the east and southeast, then to district sales manager of the Metro, N.Y., area.
After retiring in 1992, he and his wife moved from Yorktown, N.Y., to Little River. He became an active member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach and also belonged to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. He played golf weekly at River Hills Golf & Country Club in Little River where he was a member.
Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Miriam; two daughters, Donna Bovalino (Mike) of Manlius, N.Y., and Lisa Tramonti of Little River; one son, Richard Tramonti of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; two step-children, Susan Lerry (Brian) of Plano, Texas, and Mitchell Boyd (Deborah) of Edgewater, Md.; seven grandchildren, Kristin Nicoll (James), Michelle Bovalino, Nicholas Bovalino, Joseph Tramonti, Erika Tramonti, Austin Boyd and Madison Boyd; and two great-grandsons, Michael and Andrew.
The family received friends from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 11, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Entombment followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 801 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
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Melissa Butler Soles
Melissa Butler Soles, 49, of Longs passed away peacefully on Monday, May 11, 2015, with her beloved family by her side.
Mrs. Soles was born on April 4, 1966.
She was predeceased by her loving parents, J.R. “Jimmy” Butler and Linda Hammond Butler; her paternal grandparents, Rufus and Laurie Butler; her maternal grandparents, M.E. and Elizabeth Hammond; and her beloved husband, Charlie Soles.
Mrs. Soles was strong, independent and fearless. She battled cancer with determination and courage and never let it interfere with living life to the fullest. She was part of a huge loving family she loved to spend time with and enjoyed making memories with over the years. She was very thankful for her community and the members of Camp Swamp United Methodist Church where she was a lifelong member. She will be remembered for so many things. She drew strength from the land she lived on and loved. Spending time outside and planting flowers around her home brought her much joy.
Those left to cherish Melissa’s memory are her devoted sister and best friend, Valarie Butler Davis and her husband Guilds Davis and their baby girl due to be born in October, all of Charleston; one precious step-daughter, Jessica Soles of Wilmington, N.C.; one special cousin/sister, DeAnna Brown and her family of Leland, N.C.; her step-mother, Hilda Butler of Parkton, N.C.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends who each shared a special relationship with Melissa.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m. from Camp Swamp United Methodist Church with the Rev. Glen Dameron and the Rev. Chip Whilden.  Committal services will follow in the Butler Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the committal service in the Camp Swamp United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Butler Cemetery, 250 Pond Road, Longs, S.C. 29568; Camp Swamp United Methodist Church, 853 Camp Swamp Road, Loris, S.C. 29569; or to a charity of your choice to fight cancer.
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Boyd Lamar Walters
The Rev. Boyd Lamar Walters, 70, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at his home.
Born on Nov. 4, 1944, in Graceville, Fla., he was the son of the late Christopher C. and Bessie Mae Ward Walters.
The Reverend Walters was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Cynthia Conrod Walters; three sons, David L. Walters, Richard Walters and Ed Sinkwich (Tracie); two daughters, Kathy E. Walters and Sindy Wilk (Bill); three brothers, Ed Walters, Tom Walters (Rita) and Chris Walters (Mary Jane); two sisters, Janie Pelham and Janair Gates (David); and three grandchildren, Keith Sinkwich, Spencer Sinkwich and Mason Sinkwich.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 8, at Lee Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
Entombment followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach with military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the ALS Association, S.C. Chapter, P.O. Box 280, Charleston, S.C. 29402.
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Karen Burke Wilson
Karen Burke Wilson, 73, of Amherst, Va., and North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Born on March 31, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Emmett J. Burke and Julia Z. Knight.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Marvin E. Wilson Sr.; two sons, Marvin Wilson Jr. (Jessica) and Casey Wilson (Cassie); one daughter, Kameron J. Wilson (Kevin); one brother, Stanley Burke; and six grandchildren, Bryce, Garett, Coby, Jaxson, Kynslee and Knox.
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Ruth C. Aiken
Ruth C. Aiken, 92, of Little River died on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach.
Born on April 24, 1923, in Columbiana, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Trancey and Clara Schaller Culp.
She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Robert E. Aiken, in 2011.
Mrs. Aiken graduated from Columbiana High School and attended Youngstown State University.  She was the former owner of Columbiana Bakery and volunteered as a Red Cross Gray Lady for over 20 years. She, along with her husband Bob, was an avid golfer and enjoyed lapidary and faceting work.  A resident of South Carolina for over 20 years, she was active in crafters at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two special nieces, Susan Brennan of St. Louis, Mo., and Nancy Varian of East Canton, Ohio; one brother-in-law, Clifford Aiken Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and great- and great-great-nephews.
Services will be held at a later date.
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James Patrick Britt
James Patrick Britt, 72, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, May 4, 2015, from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare degenerative lung disease with no known cause or cure.
Born on Dec. 8, 1942, in Albany, N.Y., he was the son of the late James J. Britt M.D. and Beatrice (McAvoy) Britt.
Mr. Britt married Mary Ellen Casey in 1967. He was operational executive for Hallmark Nursing Homes and then served as Albany County purchasing agent before moving to North Myrtle Beach to pursue his lifelong dream of owning a restaurant. His years at Breakfast by the Sea brought him joy and many friends. As an accomplished ball player and sports enthusiast, he was organizer and coach of the first girls basketball team at St. Edward’s Church in Clifton Park, N.Y.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen; five children, Bridget (Gary Tripp), James, Megan, Sharon and Thomas (Tabatha); six beloved grandchildren, Connor, Morgan, Rory, Teagan, Reilly and Patrick; devoted lab, Clancy; lifelong best friend, Thomas Sweeney; two sisters-in-law, Colleen Donohue (Edward) and Anne Healy (NY); several nieces and nephews; sisters, Mary Anne and Margaret (deceased).
A celebration of his life will be at Lee Funeral Home on Thursday, May 7, at 5 p.m. The reception of friends begins at 4 p.m.  
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, Youth Sports Programs, 1030 Possum Trot Road, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
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Earl Buffkin
Earl Buffkin, 72, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
Born on Dec. 9, 1942, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of the late Alton and Bernice Buffkin.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Elton Buffkin, Frances Strickland and Carlyle Buffkin.
Mr. Buffkin was a member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church in Green Sea.
Survivors include six children, Kathy Powell of Loris, Tammy Buffkin of Texas, Pennie Buffkin of Tabor City, N.C., Dewayne Buffkin and his wife Sherry of Loris, Melissa Cox of Loris and Tiffany Buffkin of Loris; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Eugene Buffkin and his wife Martha, Tony Buffkin and his wife Lynette and Ray Buffkin and his wife Susan, all of Green Sea; two sisters, Ann Dorman and her husband Ronnie of Aynor and Gail Cribb of Green Sea; and best friend and companion, Mary Louise Buffkin.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 1, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, at Trinity Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Greenwood officiating. Burial followed in Myrtle Green Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Freewill Baptist Church, 1469 Hwy. 646, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Mary Louise Graham Mishoe Grainger
Mary Louise Graham Mishoe Grainger, 85, of Loris passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015, at Loris Extended Care Center in Loris following an illness.
Born on Sept. 4, 1929, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Teanie Fletcher Graham and the late Blanche Housand Graham.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Donnie Mishoe; her second husband, Samuel Joseph “Sam” Grainger; and one son, Gary Mishoe.
Mrs. Grainger was a member of New Life Baptist Church, formerly known as Wayside Baptist Church. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Mishoe Robertson and her husband Jerry of North Myrtle Beach, Phyllis Bellamy and her husband Rex of Loris and Judy Grainger Hylton and her fiancé Rob Michel of Shallotte, N.C.; one son, Steve Mishoe and his wife Peggy of Jacksonville, N.C.; and seven grandchildren, Allen Mishoe, Jack Stevens, Josh Mishoe, Shawn Bellamy, Matthew Hylton, Robyn Sims and Kimberly Sims.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Dr. Jerry Robertson and the Rev. Reece Housand officiating. Committal services followed at Patterson Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was for one hour prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Barbara Jean Whitehead Kresken
Barbara Jean Whitehead Kresken, 85, of Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Haven Homes in Maple Plains, Min.
Born on March 19, 1930, in Florence, Ala., she was the daughter of James Morgan and Stella Whitehead.
Barbara leaves behind her husband of 58 years, the Rev. Dr. Albert S. Kresken Jr. and their three children, Todd Steven Kresken of Little River, Michele Kresken Klawitter (Kyal) of Greenfield, Min., and Jonathan Paul Kresken (Catherine) of Myrtle Beach; three grandchildren, Jon Morgan Kresken of Charleston, Albert Hughes Kresken of Myrtle Beach and April Leigh Folger (David) of Columbia; two siblings, Charles Buddy Whitehead of Seattle, Wash., and Katherine Angell of St. Charles, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews who fondly knew her as Aunt Bobbie.
Mrs. Kresken attended Lutheran High School and Concordia Teacher’s College in Illinois. She and Albert were married on May 27, 1956, in Chicago, Ill. They began their married life in St. Louis, Mo., as Albert attended the Lutheran seminary. Upon his ordination, they moved to Danville, Va., to complete his vicarage and to start a church there. In 1974, they moved to Myrtle Beach and started a small mission church, which has grown to become Risen Christ Lutheran Church and School. Together, their ministry in the Myrtle Beach area and at Risen Christ lasted more than 25 years.
Mrs. Kresken was a loving mother, a devoted wife and a friend to many. Her career was spent as a teacher and she loved working with special needs children. Her family resided in the town of Briarcliffe Acres for many years, where she was often found walking on the beach.
A memorial service will be held at Risen Christ Lutheran Church in Myrtle Beach on Friday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m. with a light reception in the Parish Hall immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Risen Christ Lutheran Church and School, 10595 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.

Myrtle Hardee Stevens
Myrtle Hardee Stevens, 79, of Loris passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at her home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Born on Nov. 18, 1935, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Nathan C. Hardee and the late Gracie Leigh Hardee.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Phillip Ray Stevens; one son, David Ray Stevens; and three brothers, Albert Hardee, Joseph Berlin Hardee and Needham Carl Hardee.
Mrs. Stevens was a loyal servant of her Lord Jesus Christ and was a member of Cane Branch Baptist Church of Loris. She valued humor and laughter and had a quick wit. She cherished family and was a lifelong caregiver for many in her family. She was blessed with a tremendous work ethic and was employed for over 20 years at Stanley’s Discount Center in Tabor City, N.C., as well as numerous other places throughout her life.
She is survived by two sons and three daughters-in-law, Michael and Gwen, Danny and Judy and Cindy Stevens, all of Loris; seven loving grandchildren, JoAnne Davison, Shannon Livingston, Angie Prince, Renee Kratzer, Kellie Stevens, Mindy Powell and Christopher Stevens; 12 loving great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family would like to thank her care team from Mercy Hospice for all their compassion and support during this difficult time. They are JoAnne Haschak, Jane Griffith, Justin Carter, Kitty Boyd, Chari Brown and Cathy Moretz. Also, a special thank you to Gwen Stevens and Shannon Livingston for their incredible love and devotion.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, at Cane Branch Baptist Church with Pastor Jon Johnson and the Rev. Alvin Jackson officiating. Committal services followed at Stevens Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Stevens Cemetery, c/o Tyson Chestnut, 2990 Hwy. 545, Conway, S.C. 29526 or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Barry Dean Wilson
Barry Dean Wilson, 66, of Little River passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015, at the home of his daughter following a brief illness.
Born on Sept. 6, 1948, in Tabor City, N.C., he was a son of the late Wilbur McDonald “Dick” Wilson and the late Elatha Watts Wilson.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two nephews, Whitney B. Wilson and Brad M. Small.
Mr. Wilson was a devoted father, grandfather, brother and uncle.
He served in the United States Army in Vietnam and received the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He had a passion for the links and golfed from Key West, Fla., to the Dominican Republic. An active member of The Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach, he was a respected amateur golfer and had many trophies to prove it.
Mr. Wilson’s second love was shagging on the beach.  He was known for his stylish and expensive attire. He was a car salesman for 25 years and was most recently employed by Wyndham Worldwide Resorts where he had many special friends and employees. He touched the lives of many and was loved by all.
Survivors include his only child, Shelley Dean Wilson Todd and her husband Jeremy Todd of Loris; two sisters, Saundra W. Tindall and her husband James “Leonard” of Marion and Suzanne W. Small and her husband Mitchell of Green Sea; one brother, Sherril Wayne Wilson of Loris; two beloved grandsons, Avery Ward Todd and Jay Dalton Todd of Loris; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel. Burial with military honors will follow in the Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jeremy Todd officiating. Pallbearers are Jim Canady, Danny Cartrette, Jimmy Jack Cartrette, Richard Douglas, Rick Harris and Charlie Womble.  Honorary pallbearers are Randy Blanton, Tony Blanton and Mitchell Wilson.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o The Marion County Relay for Life or the Loris Relay for Life or to the Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2020 Daisy Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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