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 Obituaries


OBITUARIES FROM APRIL 28, 2016 EDITION
Joan Ann Sheehan Baczkowski
Joan Ann Sheehan Baczkowski, 60, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following a sudden illness.
Born on Sept. 14, 1955, in Bristol, England, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Sheehan and the late Doreen Pinner Sheehan.
Mrs. Baczkowski was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her husband, George Baczkowski of Loris; two sons, George Daniel Baczkowski and his wife Hosanna and Michael Baczkowski; one daughter, Kelly Ann Hackert and her husband Brian; two brothers, Patrick Sheehan and his wife Dale and John Sheehan and his wife Eileen; two sisters, Kathy Dailey and her husband Frank and Jerri Rayner and her husband Howard; and six loving grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Sign the online guest book at Hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Emily Joyce Bestpitch
Emily Joyce Bestpitch, 74, of Conway passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at McCleod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on May 14, 1941, in Johnsonville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Thompson and Kathleen Altman Thompson Hatcher.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Joe Thompson.
Survivors include her husband, C. Burke Bestpitch; one son, Shawn Dewayne Thompson and his wife Karen of Loris; one step-son, Bret Bestpitch and his wife Renee of Florida; one step-daughter, Michele Holden and her husband John of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Dante Thompson, Taylor Holden, Blake Holden, Isabellea Thompson and Gabriella Thompson; three brothers, Rutledge Thompson and his wife Claudia, Douglas Hatcher and his wife Jewel and Harold “Buster” Hatcher and his wife Susan; four sisters, Cleo Larsen, Dessie Wright, Iris Ewing and Reba McCaffrey and her husband Greg; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at Goldfinch Funeral home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Danny Banks officiating.
Entombment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery Mausoleum in Conway.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Care Home Health Care Service, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Wallace Daniel Doyle
Wallace Daniel Doyle, 65, of Aynor passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the Veterans Victory House in Walterboro.
Born on Sept. 14, 1950, he was the son of the late Shorty and Villa Mae “Bead” Lewis Doyle.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Doyle was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Conway. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by one daughter, Kambie McGinn of Loris; one brother, David Doyle of Conway; three sisters, Katie Graham of Aynor and Joyce Dorsey and Betty Johnson, both of Loris; and two grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 29, at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Graham officiating.
Memorials may be made to Gideons, P.O. Box 98, Aynor, S.C. 29511.
Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor is serving the family.

Lois Pearl Fowler
Lois Pearl Fowler, 87, of Loris passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016.
Born on Sept. 16, 1928, in Tabor City, N.C., she was the daughter of the late James Gordon Fowler and the late Carrie Cordelia Powell Fowler.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Ann Burroughs; one nephew, Terry Elliott; one great-nephew, Madison Elliott; and one great-niece, Angie Elliott.
Miss Fowler was a life-long homemaker and loving caregiver for her family throughout her lifetime. She was a life-long member of Dogwood Hill Baptist Church in Loris and was an humble servant of the Lord.
Survivors include one sister, Lila Fowler Elliott; four nieces, Phyllis Elliott Elvington (Charles), Ruthann Swanson (Sam), Cindy Phillips (Bill) and Susan Gibson (Michael); four nephews, Greg Elliott (Cynthia), Tony Elliott (Joan), Trent Burroughs (Alison) and John Burroughs; 14 great-nieces and great-nephews; six great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; one great-great-great-nephew; her beloved aunt, Margaret Powell; and a very special caregiver, Jose Jaimes.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, at Dogwood Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Floyd, the Rev. Alvin Jackson and Phyllis Elvington officiating. Entombment will follow in the Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Loris. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at Dogwood Hill Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Dogwood Hill Baptist Church, 1040 Mt. Zion Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Maud Mildred Hughes Gore
Maud Mildred Hughes Gore, 83, of Little River passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Covenant Towers Nursing Home in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on April 13, 1933, in Ash, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Wilton Vesper Hughes and the late Gertie Ann Register Hughes.
Mrs. Hughes was a loving homemaker and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She always enjoyed her garden. She will be most remembered by her family as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, George Watson Gore of Little River; two daughters, Brenda Gore of Little River and Linda Gore-Webster and her husband Steven of San Francisco, Calif.; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Webster of San Bruno, Calif.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Lucian K. Hughes and Guy A. Hughes and her two sisters, Euzina Prince and Victoria Smith.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dennis Williams officiating. Committal services followed at Pleasant Plain Cemetery. The family received friends from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Harry William Kraft Jr.
Harry William Kraft Jr., 86, of Longs died on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 30, 1929, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Harry William and Azelea Clarke Kraft Sr.
Mr. Kraft was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach and retired from C&P Telephone in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md., areas.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 65 years, Autumn May Gibbs Kraft; one son, Harry W. Kraft III (Debbie); five daughters, Vickie Graif, Susan Sihvonen (John), Harriett Gulley (Bill), Shellie Polk (Donald) and Robin Kirby (Steve); one brother, John Kraft; one sister, Polly Garringer; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.  
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, in Clinton, Md..
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to King of Glory Lutheran Church, 805 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Kent Eugene Marsh
Kent Eugene Marsh, 78, of North Myrtle Beach went to be home with the Lord on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on May 22, 1937, he was the son of the late Reginal and Pauline Phillips Marsh.
He was predeceased by one granddaughter, Nikkie Marsh.
He is survived by three sons, Greg Marsh, Kirk Marsh and Mark Allen Marsh; two daughters, Pamela J. Norris and Tammy Marsh Austin; one step-son, Michael O. Motley; two step-daughters, Teri M. Goad and Jill Cutright; one brother, Reginal Marsh Jr.; his financé, Ruthie Fort; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three expected great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 25, at the Myrtle Beach RV Resort Clubhouse in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Social Bunch at Myrtle Beach RV Resort in North Myrtle Beach, Fran Hall, 5400 Little River Neck Road, Lot #195, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Susan Chandler Moser
Susan Chandler Moser, 94, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2016, at home.
Born on Sept. 16, 1921, in Asheville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Eugenia Chandler.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Moser Jr., and their son, Christopher Lilburn Moser.
Mrs. Moser was a beloved fixture in the Waterway View Community for many years.
Survivors include one sister, Elinor Currence of Kingston, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Sean Moser of New York City, N.Y., and Jessica Johnson (Billy) of Asheville; three great-grandchildren; special friends Ardell Gore, Judy James, Joyce and Gene Hall and her faithful rescue dog Chance.
Services will be held at a future date at All Souls Episcopal Church in Asheville.
Donations in Susie’s honor may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ronald Gene Petersen
Ronald Gene Petersen, 77, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., due to complications following surgery.
Born on Aug. 6, 1938, in Lansing, Mich., he was the son of Albert Frank Petersen and Esther Georgia Monro.
Mr. Petersen graduated from Grand Ledge High School in 1956 and Western Michigan University in 1960. He was very active on campus, president of his fraternity, Delta Chi, a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, the ROTC and president of The Men’s Union Board of Student Government.
In 1962 he served as a lieutenant commander with Army Intelligence and Security as an Intelligence Research Officer during the Korean Conflict. He was decorated and honorably discharged from active duty in 1964.
Mr. Petersen owned and operated several successful automotive dealerships in Canton, Ohio. His persistence and his deeply held work ethic was the basis of his success. He was a voracious military and history buff and lived by the Nietzche’s quote: “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” He felt strongly about mastering your fears and because he was afraid of heights and flying he obtained his pilot’s license and also obtained more advanced licenses which allowed him to fly by instruments and in twin-engine aircraft. He sold his dealerships and moved to Little River in 1992 where he decided to become a real estate developer and finished completion of Lightkeepers Village and the Marina. He owned and operated Waterway Properties and Waterway Business Center. He served on the board of directors of the Little River Chamber and was a Paul Harris Fellow with the North Myrtle Beach Rotary. He also served on the board of several local HOAs. He enjoyed piloting his own plane, sailing on the Great Lakes and fishing in the King Mackerel tournaments on the Atlantic. He was an advanced horseman and competed in dressage and cross-country events. He enjoyed woodworking, riding his Harley and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a lifelong diehard fan of University of Michigan football, the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Tigers.
He is survived by a daughter, Julie Beth Petersen (Stephen Babik) of Aiken; a son, Eric Geoffrey (Ora) Petersen and granddaughter Alma of Anacortes, Wash.; a daughter, Kristen L. Boulter of Little River; and two grandsons, Carson and Holden Boulter; one brother, Jim (Brenda) Clark of Okemos, Mich.; two sisters, Nancy Petersen and Janet (Phil) Hobbs, both of Tucson, Ariz.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one grandson, Cameron J. Boulter.
A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.

Recolla Heniford Stevens
Recolla Heniford Stevens, 64, of Loris passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at her residence.
Born on April 4, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Pearl Heniford and the late Frances Fowler Heniford.
She is survived by her husband, Dale; and one brother, Harold.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 22, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Burial was private.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Team Recolla (Relay for Life), c/o Stephanie Wilhelm, 117 Paseka Lane, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

James ‘Jim’ Thomas Valas Sr.
James “Jim” Thomas Valas Sr., 66, of Tabor City, N.C., formerly of North Myrtle Beach, died on Friday, April 22, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Aug. 23, 1949, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late George and Juanita Sanders Valas.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Martha “Diane” Newhouse Valas; two sons, James Thomas Valas Jr. (Laura P.) and Jeffrey Thomas Valas (Ashley H.); two grandchildren, Ashley K. Valas (16) and Anderson J. Valas (9); one nephew, Grady G. Lee (Cameron) and their daughter, Shyann Lee.
A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Guy C. Williams
Guy C. Williams, 80, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
Born on June 4, 1935, in Spring Hope, N.C., he was the son of the late Guy Harvey Williams and the late Eula Winstead Williams.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Gilbert Williams.
Mr. Williams was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a faithful member of Loris First Baptist Church in Loris. He was the owner of Williams Jewelers, Inc. for 33 years and was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Williams attended UNC Chapel Hill and was a lifetime fan of the Tar Heels. His other interests included reading, drinking coffee and visiting Disney World with his family.
Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Jenny Williams of Loris; one daughter, Betsy W. Todd (Robert) of Myrtle Beach; three grandchildren, Megan Todd, Benjamin Todd and Adam Todd, all of Myrtle Beach; one sister, Laura Bland “MaMa Bland” Green (J.C. “Daddy Jake”) of Spring Hope; one sister-in-law, Barbara Williams of Spring Hope; several special nieces, nephews and cousins; and his grand-dogs, Pepper Todd and Buttercup Todd.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Loris First Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Louis Venable, the Rev. Gary Farmer and Ronald Fowler. Burial with military honors followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 22, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest register at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Keith Herbert Wood
Keith Herbert Wood, 59, of Longs passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on Feb. 15, 1957, in Loris, he was the son of the late Keith Clifton Wood and the late Opal Virginia Cox Wood.
Mr. Wood worked at Hill’s Grocery Store. He was a longtime member of Buck Creek Baptist Church in Longs.
Survivors include one sister, Gayla Wood Sellers of Conway; one nephew, Jimmy Sellers Jr. of Conway; and many loving extended family members and church friends.
A memorial service was held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Buck Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Allen officiating. Committal services were private.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church, Building Fund, 11483 Hwy. 905 N., Longs, S.C. 29568.
Sign the online guest book at Hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.
 
OBITUARIES FROM APRIL 21, 2016 EDITION
Myrtle V. Bailey
Myrtle V. Bailey, 81, of Loris passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at her daughter’s home following an illness.
Born on Aug. 12, 1934, in Breaden, W.V., she was the daughter of the late Charles L. Becker and the late Olive Marie Becker.
She was predeceased by her husband, James H. Bailey; and one sister, Alberta Spears.
Mrs. Bailey was a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church in Longs and the Loris Senior Citizens Center in Loris. She was a loving, loyal and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include three daughters, Cathy Gore and her husband Charles Gore of Loris, Karen Clark and her husband Jack Clark of Moundsville, W.V., and Janis Seckman and her husband the Rev. Scott Seckman of Loris; two sons, Okey Smith and his wife Judy Smith of Williamston, W.V., and Eric Bain and his wife of Michigan; two sisters, Charlena Smith and her husband Gene Smith and Marsha Stark, all of Barboursville, W.V.; one brother, Charles Mike Becker and his wife Patricia Becker of Arkansas; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 18, at Sweet Home Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Seckman officiating. Entombment followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Loris.
Memorials may be made to Sweet Home Baptist Church, 2430 Hwy. 9 W., Longs, S.C. 29568.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Leroy Edward Bell
Leroy Edward Bell, 67, of Loris in the Gurley section of Horry County, died on Monday, April 18, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on May 27, 1948, in Conway, he was the son of the late Roy and Mary Vallie Suggs Bell.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one granddaughter, Emily Bell; one brother, Paul Bell; one sister-in-law, Amy Bell; and one brother-in-law, John A. Owens.
Mr. Bell was a member of Bethany Baptist Church where he was active in the brotherhood of the church. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the South Carolina Department of Transportation as a maintenance supervisor. He was an avid cook and each year served the youth of the Loris Salkehatchie. He was also a farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Bell of Loris; two daughters, Sherri Renee Tyler and her husband Danny of Tabor City, N.C., and Michelle Bell of Loris; one son, Leroy Edward “Ed” Bell Jr. and his wife Penny of Loris; grandchildren, Lynn Cox (Megan), Adam Cox (Amanda), Taylor Cox, Leroy “Lee” Edward Bell III, Lindsay Bell and Addison Spivey; one great-grandchild, Emma Kate Cox; three brothers, Winston Bell and Johnny Bell (Miriam), both of Conway, and Ricky Bell (Donna) of Loris; two sisters, Linda Owens of Cherry Grove and Rita Tyner (Mitch) of Darlington; one sister-in-law, Hattie Bell of Florence; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Lewis and the Rev. Glen Lane officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Patty Hooks Small Bryant
Patty Hooks Small Bryant, 82, of Loris passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on Dec. 14, 1933, in Marion, she was the daughter of the late Davis Claude Hooks and the late Liza Iola Gerald Hooks.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, William Layton Small Sr.; her second husband, Frank Bryant; one daughter, Judy Karen Phipps; four sisters; and five brothers.
Mrs. Bryant worked as hotel manager at the Radisson Inn until her retirement. She was a longtime member of Glendale Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, William Layton “Billy” Small Jr. and his wife Laura of Chadbourn, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Rabon Small, BilliJo Small, Karen Small, Christy Norris and her husband Dale, Patrick Gerald, Tabitha Soles and Holly Buffkin and her husband Richard; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Timothy Suggs officiating. Committal services followed at Pleasant View Cemetery. The family received friends for one and one-half hours prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Jason Johnson Memorial Fund, c/o Grace Tabernacle Church, P.O. Box 427, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Velma Gause Cox
Velma Gause Cox, 94, of Loris went to her heavenly home on Sunday, April 17, 2016.
Born on Jan. 2, 1922, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late William Davis Gause and the late Eva Floyd Gause.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 73 years, H. Brooks Cox; an infant son, Brooks Bethea Cox; three brothers, Alton Gause, James Gause and Furman Gause; two sisters, Vera Boyd and Louvenia Stephens; her stepmother, Ora Spivey Gause; and one son-in-law, Wayne Todd.
Mrs. Cox was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Loris where she was very active in the W.M.U. and taught the Beginners Sunday School Class for many years. She loved flowers, gardening, cooking and sewing. She especially enjoyed doing dealer transfers for Bell and Bell Buick/GMC.
Mrs. Cox was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
Survivors include one son, Randy Brooks Cox (Pat) of Petersburg, Va.; three daughters, Phyllis Todd of Charleston, Linda Bell (W.C.) of the Bayboro Community of Loris and Dale Carter (David) of Loris; one sister, Alice Gause Elliott of Loris; seven grandchildren, Tammy Bell Floyd (Harold), Kimberly Bell Phelps (Doug), William C. Bell Jr. (Kathy), Robin King Grainger, Ranessa King Fernander (Paul), Brittney Cox and Ryan Cox; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Thelton Powell and the Rev. Donnie Graham officiating. Entombment followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Loris. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, 2651 Hwy. 66, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Lloyd Paul Cribb
Lloyd Paul Cribb, 39, of Lumberton, N.C., passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Lumberton following a sudden illness.
Born on May 22, 1976, in Conway, he was the son of the late Jemmie Lloyd Cribb and the late Ira Belle Grainger Cribb.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Justin Paul Cribb.
Mr. Cribb attended The Potters House Assembly of God in Lumberton.
Survivors include his wife, Tomika Ferreira Cribb of Lumberton; one daughter, Logan Taylor Cribb and her friend Schyler Bissonette of Cambridge, N.Y.; one step-daughter, Andrea Flowers and her husband Jeremy of Loris; one step-son, Presley Hardee Jr. of Loris; two step-grandchildren, Anna Lynn Flowers and Dawson Flowers, both of Loris; two sisters, Janice Hughes and her husband the Rev. Mark Hughes and Angela Arguello and her husband Barnardino; and one brother, Christopher Jarrell Cribb and his wife Rebecca of Whiteville, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Randy Revels and the Rev. Welford Clark officiating. Committal services followed at Buck Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Larry G. Jordan
Larry G. Jordan, 75, of Loris passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016.
Born on March 4, 1941, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of Sue Jordan Wisniewski.
In addition to his mother he was predeceased by two sons, Larry Jordan and James Jordan; and one sister, Aloma Price.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Jordan; two daughters, Dana Jordan and Melinda Becky; one son, Herbert Jordan; three brothers, James Roach, Wayne Roach and Herbert Roach; and several grandchildren including Kendall Jordan who resided with him.
The family will hold private services.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the local humane society.
Grand Strand Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Robert P. “Bob” Maloy
Robert P. “Bob” Maloy, 85, of Little River died on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Oct. 6, 1930, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Kenneth Lester and Lillian Harvey Maloy.
Mr. Maloy was a graduate of Michigan State and played the keyboard with the “Gentlemen Three” band in West Virginia, was an avid golfer, a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach and a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by three children, Sean Maloy (Barbara), Kevin Maloy (Debra) and Erin Finney (Curtis); and two grandchildren, Hannah Sue Maloy Bailes (MacKenzie) and Elijah Parker Maloy.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.  
The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice Care, doctors, nurses, caregivers and homecare assistants for their compassion and care for Mr. Maloy during his illness, especially Donna Davis, Wanda Floyd and Tom and Gayle Boggs.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Harry Woods Poole
Harry Woods Poole, 81, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at his home.
Born on Aug. 18, 1934, in Durham, N.C., he was the son of the late Harry Young and Mary Woods Poole.
He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Shirley G. Poole.
Mr. Poole was a U.S. Army veteran serving actively during the Cuban Crisis and also with the U.S. Army Reserve.  
Survivors include four brothers, Larry Poole, Jimmy Poole, Bobby Poole and Billy Poole.
A memorial 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.

Thomas Kenneth Rakoski
Thomas Kenneth Rakoski, 54, of Little River died on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Delene E. Rakoski; two sons, Thomas D. and Benjamin J. Rakoski; and two daughters, Kristina D. Brooks and Tasha D. Erit.
Services were private with the family.
Memorials may be made to the Thomas K. Rakoski Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1116, Little River, S.C. 29566.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcremtory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Vincent James Serock
Vincent James Serock, 79, of Longs died on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet.
Born on April 21, 1936, in Hazleton, Pa., he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Anchak Serock.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Michael Serock.
Mr. Serock served in the United States Army. He graduated from Rider University and was a certified financial planner. He had a successful 45-year career in banking, taxation and financial planning with positions held at New Jersey National Bank, Corestates and Wachovia. In his younger years, Mr. Serock was an avid golfer. The Serock family originally resided in Trenton, N.J., until relocating to Longs in July 1991. He adored his wife and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Anna Slank Serock; two sons, Vincent Serock and Christian Serock; two daughters, Pamella Sorento (Joseph) and Amy Lynn Thornhill (William); one brother, Joseph Serock (Grace); two sisters, Theresa Macovitch (Edward) and Mary Ann Slank (John); one sister-in-law, Lucille Serock; eight grandchildren, Bella, Savannah, Charles, Nicholas, Summer, Zoe, Finn and Mia; seven nieces; and five nephews.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 21, (which would have been Vincent’s 80th birthday) at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral School of Raleigh, N.C., 204 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, N.C. 27603 or St. Andrew Catholic School, 3601 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Edna M. Smith
Edna M. Smith, 80, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on March 5, 1936, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Lula Mae McDowell.
She was predeceased by two children, David Todd and Lavon Smith; three brothers, Bobby McDowell, Bill McDowell and WC McDowell; and one sister, Johnnie Tillson and her husband of 40 years, Allen Smith.
She is survived by two children, Elizabeth Smith and Mike Todd; one sister, Betty Ann Brown; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and her spouse, Bud Loudner.
Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial was private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Catherine T. ‘Cathy’ Staab
Catherine T. “Cathy” Staab, 69, of Little River passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016, at her home.
Born on Feb. 10, 1947, in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Catherine Friel Eves Sr.
Mrs. Staab was a devoted member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach and loved her Conure birds.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, James “Jim” Staab; one daughter, Carrie Urbanelli; one step-son, James Staab; two step-daughters, Dolores “Dee” Gagnon and Tracey Catino; three brothers; one sister; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 18, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic 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 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.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

John ‘Ryan’ Steere
John “Ryan” Steere, 36, of Loris died on Monday, April 11, 2016.
Born on Feb. 3, 1980, in Myrtle Beach, he was the son of John Lewis and Lana Gayheart Fowler.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Lana and Joe Fowler of Myrtle Beach; and one brother, Danny F. McManus Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C.
The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Eldon Kenneth Strickland
Eldon Kenneth Strickland, 31, of Loris passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Loris.
Born on Nov. 15, 1984, in Loris, he was the son of Eldon Lee Strickland and the late Karen Denice Strickland.
In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by one nephew, Tristan Fowler.
Mr. Strickland graduated from Loris High School in 2003 and was a carpenter.
In addition to his father, survivors include two children, Earl Kenneth Strickland and Amber Strickland, both of Loris; his paternal grandfather, Elgie Strickland of Loris; one sister, Karie Strickland and her husband Jackie Fowler of Tabor City, N.C.; two aunts, Tammy Hardee and her husband Tony of Loris and Cheryl Troutman and her husband Tom of Mississippi; two uncles, Randy Johnson and his wife Janie and Hank Johnson and his wife Wendy, all of Conway; and two nieces, Kara Denice Fowler and Miracle Fowler, both of Tabor City.
Memorial services will be private.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM APRIL 14, 2016 EDITION
William Ronald ‘Billy’ Cartrette
William Ronald “Billy” Cartrette, 79, of Loris passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016, at McLeod Medical Center in Dillon.
Born on Feb. 25, 1937, in the Allsbrook community of Horry County, he was the oldest son of the late Richard and Esther Suggs Cartrette.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Hilda Cartrette Smith; and one brother, Richard K. “Ricky” Cartrette Jr.
He had been living in Loris since 1980.
Mr. Cartrette’s childhood home was Crescent Beach where his dad owned a Studebaker dealership for years. After finishing Palmer Business College in Columbia, he returned home to work in the family business.
For most of his adult life he was an ace mechanic at Chevrolet dealerships in the area. When he retired, he decided to set up a wood-working shop in his backyard and soon became a skilled craftsman. His artistic creations were very popular at festivals and craft fairs around the Carolinas.
Mr. Cartrette loved NASCAR racing. As a dedicated fan, he was never without an opinion on the track action. The second love of his life was good food so he ate out a lot. He became well known as “that sweet old man” at restaurants all over Horry County. Most of all, he cherished the time he got to spend with family members, especially with his daughter and granddaughters. It was their time for sharing stories, lots of laughter and just catching up.
He is survived by one daughter, Kelly Cartrette Bridgers of Dillon; two granddaughters, Kristen Bridgers and Lauren Bridgers of Charleston; one sister-in-law, Beverly Cartrette of Chapin; nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Billy Blackburn.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel in Loris. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. preceding the service at the funeral home. Committal services will be private.
Memorials may be made to Victory Junction, NASCAR Kids Camp, 3500 Tangle Brush Drive, Suite 117, The Woodlands, Texas 77381.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Betty Ann Chestnut
Betty Ann Chestnut, 74, of Conway passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Born on July 19, 1941, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Monroe and Eva Lee Stevens.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by five siblings; her husband, Homer Tyson Chestnut Sr.; and one daughter, Teresa Chestnut.
Mrs. Chestnut was a member of New Home Baptist Church #1 and worked at AVX for 30 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved each and every one of her children, and that was her hobby, spending time with those she loved.  When she told you she loved you, she meant it.
Survivors include six children, Joann Williams of Conway, Tammy Todd of Conway, Betty Jean McClenny and her husband Bobby of Loris, Tyson Chestnut Jr., and his wife Sophia of Conway, Crystal Ward of Loris and Johnny Chestnut and his wife Audreanna of Conway; 11 grandchildren, Eric, Ashley, Holly, Michelle, Bradley, Christopher, Zachary, Haley, Christian, Hunter and Hanna; several great-grandchildren; many loving nephews and nieces; and two special friends, Eloise Sarvis and Lavern Gause.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. David Watts officiating.  Burial followed in the Stevens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Ernest Rene ‘Ernie’ Derrick III
Ernest Rene “Ernie” Derrick III, 58, of Little River passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at home from natural causes.
Born on April 24, 1957, in Columbia, he was the son of Ernest Rene Jr. and Betty Browning Derrick.
Mr. Derrick was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and pursued a career as a real estate broker-in-charge at Elliott Realty and developer.
He was president of the North Strand Optimist Club, Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors and Cedar Creek Home Owners Association. He served on the Board of Directors for South Carolina Realtors and as the Advisory Board President for Sea Haven Inc.
He was also instrumental in the construction of the new Sea Haven shelter home and organized the annual fundraiser for 20 years.
Mr. Derrick’s CCAR and state positions are State Association: South Carolina Realtors; SCR Board of Directors-2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014; SCR Executive Committee-Region 2 Vice President, 2008-09; and SCR Advisory Committee to the Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management-2012.
Local Association: Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors: 2015-past president, 2014-president, 2013-president elect, 2012-treasurer, 2011-secretary, 2011- chair budget and finance committee, 2010- Board of Director, and served several years on the Legislative Committee and RPAC Committee as well as the Nominating Committee and Building Committee.
Mr. Derrick loved spending time with his family. They were his pride and joy. He enjoyed sharing his interests with his children such as sports, scuba diving, boating, four wheeling, skeet shooting and Carolina football and basketball. He will be remembered for his kind and generous heart.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 35 years, Angela Boyd Derrick; one daughter, Adrianna Grace Derrick; one son, Joshua Boyd Derrick; and one brother, Rusty and his wife Sloan, and their children, Jenny and Sydney.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends following the service in the Family Life Center.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sea Haven Inc., P.O. Box 600, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/ North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Barbara J. Dougherty
Barbara J. Dougherty, 85, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at home.
Born on Nov. 27, 1930, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Milton Rouzee of Washington, D.C. and the late Grace Brown of Little River.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one grandson, Christopher Bean; and her step-mother, Geraldine Rouzee.
Survivors include two children, Robin Bean (Ralph) of Longs and Gary Dougherty (Linda) of Little River; the world’s greatest granddaughter, Lauren Boyd (Justin) of Cumming, Ga.; one great-grandson, Cullen Boyd; and one brother, Mitchell Brown (Debbie) of Tabor City, N.C.
Her children would like to thank Holly Thompson of Embrace Hospice for her kind and loving care of their mother.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 801 11th Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice, 1318 Third Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.

Mitchell Madgelene Ward Hall
Mitchell Madgelene Ward Hall, 88, of Longs passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River following an illness.
Born on Aug. 30, 1927, in Little River, she was the daughter of the late Robert Zeno Ward and the late Florence Blanton Ward.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Marshall Cleveland Hall; three sons, Bradley Earl Hall, Johnny Lynn Hall and Joey Hall; one great-grandson, Ryan Earl Fincher; two brothers, Charles Bright Ward and Robert Laverne Ward; and one sister, Lourrine W. Long.
Mrs. Hall attended Sharon Baptist Church in Longs and was a loving homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Bobby M. Hall and his wife Patricia of Hartsville and James A. Hall and his wife Shirley of Longs; four sisters, Cecil W. Inman of Little River, Elfleta W. Carlyle and her husband Norbit of Ash, N.C., Laura W. Benton and her husband Edison of Shallotte, N.C., and Ola J. Inman and her husband George of Ash; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Andy Bell officiating and committal services followed at Pleasant Plain Cemetery.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, N.Y. 10016 or online at http://www.kidney.org/.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Clara Mae Stroud Lancaster
Clara Mae Stroud Lancaster, 89, of Green Sea died on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at her home.
Born on Aug. 14, 1926, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late John L. Stroud and Pinkie Blanton Stroud.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Rudolph Lancaster; one son, Nicky Lancaster; three brothers, Howard Stroud, Emerson Stroud and Braxton Stroud; and one sister, Ordet Shelley.
Mrs. Lancaster was a member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church in Cerro Gordo, N.C., and the Golden Girls Sunday School class. She loved to see things grow – her family and her garden.
She is survived by two daughters, Iris Lancaster Elliott of Green Sea and Wanda Lancaster Fowler (Mitchell) of Tabor City, N.C.; four grandchildren, Andrea Elliott Rollins (Chris), Carmen Elliott Nunalee (Tommy), Tisha Fowler Duncan (Wendell) and Jonathan Fowler (Dabriel); and six great-grandchildren, Jamie Rollins, Matthew Rollins, Luke Duncan, Lilly Duncan, Leighton Fowler and Levi Fowler.
Visitation was held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, April 8, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 8, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed at Cherry Grove Cemetery.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

William Jerry ‘Papa’ Sanders
William Jerry “Papa” Sanders, 72, of Green Sea passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at MUSC in Charleston following an illness.
Born on Nov. 16, 1943, in Marion, he was the son of the late William Houston Sanders and the late Ruby Onita Clemons.
Mr. Sanders was a truck driver and a member of Green Sea Baptist Church in Green Sea. He will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Sanders of the home; two daughters, Sherry Sanders of Green Sea and Melissa Sanders Levy and her husband Joe of Aynor; three sons, Justin W. Sanders of Marion, Craig Sarvis and Jeremy Sarvis and his wife Heather, all of Green Sea; five grandchildren, Elliott Boyd and his wife Allyson, Sidney Levy, Brittany Sarvis, Gage Sarvis and Brently Sarvis; and one great-granddaughter, Sarah Boyd.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at Green Sea Baptist Church with Pastor Jerry Phillips officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of service at Green Sea Baptist Church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Green Sea Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 125, Green Sea, S.C. 29545.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Wanda Elaine ‘Wandaful’ Williams
Wanda Elaine “Wandaful” Williams, 71, of Little River died on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on May 7, 1944, in Statesville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Carmel and Florence Brewer Kerley.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Dianne Chapman.
She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Jerry C. “Pete” Williams; one son, William Fowler (Mary Gail); one daughter, Julie Price (Michael); two step-sons, Sonny Williams (Nikki) and Shelton Williams (Karen); two step-daughters, Lucinda Hyatt and Teresa Campbell; one brother, Jerry Kerley (Jane); her life-long best friend, Brenda Drake; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at Bible Fellowship Baptist Church. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bold & Beautiful Wigs for Cancer, 4275 Sea Mtn. Hwy., Little River, S.C. 29566.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM APRIL 7, 2016 EDITION
Brenda Dianne Bell
Brenda Dianne Bell, 67, of Conway passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at her home.
Born on April 8, 1948, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Waldo Bullock and the late Edna Anderson Bullock.
She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel L. Bell; and one son, Steven Johnson.
Mrs. Bell worked in the cafeteria at Loris High School and was a loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include one son, Dustin Johnson and his wife Teresa of Spartanburg; one granddaughter, Destiny Johnson of Spartanburg; and many cousins and other extended family members.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Mike Kinlaw. Burial followed at Cane Branch Cemetery in Loris. The family received friends at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Luther J. Bellamy
Luther J. Bellamy, 74, of Little River passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Little River.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, at the funeral home.
There was no viewing at the church until the close of the religious service.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River served the family.

Louis Dow ‘Tink’ Benton
Louis Dow “Tink” Benton, 94, of Little River died on Saturday, April 2, 2016.
Born on Feb. 4, 1922, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Louis Hiram Benton and the late Ruth Long Benton.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Evelyn Nickel and Dare Fisher.
Mr. Benton was a member of Tabor Masonic Lodge #563 AF&AM and Sudan Shrine. He loved being near the water.
Survivors include four daughters, Jane Dailey (Jim) of Suffolk, Va., Betty Hinson, Tabor City, N.C., Elaine Stanley (Calvin) of Shallotte, N.C., and Margaret Hughes of Ash, N.C.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous family members and friends.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at Manley Bennett Cemetery with Masonic Rites.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 4, at Brunswick Funeral Service.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., served the family.

Carol P. Davis
Carol P. Davis, 74, of Little River passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Magnolia Assisted Living.
She was born on Nov. 11, 1928.
She was predeceased by her husband, Deward E. Davis.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandi (Dick) Madorno of Little River and Cheri (Deck) Goodman of Belen, N.M.; four sisters, Lucille Gribben, Shirlee Thorne, Marilyn Olsen and Gayle Knapp; and many nieces and nephews.
As a member of Little River United Methodist Church since moving to South Carolina, Mrs. Davis was an active member of the Tuesday Bible study and a regular attendee. She firmly believed in the 1 John 4:4 declaration of God’s spirit in us being greater than he who is in the world.
Thanks goes to the staff of Magnolia Assisted Living and their brief partnership with Embrace Hospice for their loving care and kindness in attending to Mrs. Davis.
A memorial to the life lived through Christ was celebrated at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at Little River United Methodist Church.
A guest book is available at MyrtleBeachFH.com.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Charles Franklin ‘Chuck’ Dusenbury
Charles Franklin “Chuck” Dusenbury, 66, of Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Jan. 5, 1950, in Conway, he was the son of the late Reginald Dusenbury and the late Vera Cherry Dusenbury.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Andra Dell Gore; and his biological father, Andy Spivey.
Mr. Dusenbury was a 1968 graduate of Conway High School and received his Associates Degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia in 1970 and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Francis Marion College in Florence in 1972. He was a real estate appraiser in Myrtle Beach for 40 years and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. His hobbies included hunting and fishing and he especially enjoyed time spent on Lake Marion. He was an avid Gamecock fan. He was a devoted family man who loved his wife, children and grandchildren. He had a strong love for God.
Survivors include his wife, Trina S. Dusenbury; two children, Deck Dusenbury of Myrtle Beach and Isaac Dusenbury of Durham, N.C.; three step-children, Michael Ferguson (Heather) of Myrtle Beach, Jason Ferguson of Little River and Brian Ferguson (Christen) of North Myrtle Beach; seven grandchildren, Hunter Dusenbury, Grace Dusenbury, Lexie Keeler, Mason Mettler, Chloe Ferguson, Skyler Ferguson and Emma Ferguson; his brothers, John A. Dusenbury of St. Helena Island, Paul Dusenbury (Jennifer) of Aiken and Clay Spivey of Loris; two sisters, Linda Lee Johnson (Tommy) of Whiteville, N.C., and Jamie Spivey of Myrtle Beach; and many special nieces, nephews and other family members.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at Trinity United Methodist Church officiated by the Rev. Dr. Sandra Stevens-Poirel. Burial was private. The family received friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, in the Chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 198 Long Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Shirley Gore
Shirley Gore, 81, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
Mrs. Gore was the wife of Bonnie Gore of Frank Gore Road in Little River.
The funeral was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at St. Paul AME Church in Little River. Burial followed in the Shirely and Bonnie Gore Memorial Cemetery.
Latimer’s Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Taylor Lee Harm
Taylor Lee Harm, 21, of Conway passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on May 29, 1994, in Myrtle Beach, she was the daughter of Christine Harm and Rodney Wells.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Kolin Harm; one sister, Ashlee Harm; her maternal grandparents, Timothy and Connie Harm and Sandra Harm; and her paternal grandparents, Roger and Sandra Wells.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, April 7, at North Strand Community Church. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908 or United Cerebral Palsy, 1101 Harbor Drive #1, West Columbia, SC  29169.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Carnie Paris Hipp Jr.
Carnie Paris Hipp Jr., 81, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Columbia, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016.
Born on Sept. 11, 1934, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late Carnie Paris Hipp Sr. and Bonnie Lee Botts Hipp.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Rhinehart and Irene Auten.
After graduating from Duke University in 1956, Mr. Hipp began his career in banking at Nations Bank in Charlotte from 1956-72. After moving to Columbia, he transferred to First Citizens Bank where he retired in 2000 as the Senior VP Personnel Director. He served on the Board of Epworth Children’s Home and as president of the Bankers Association and The Bankers School of the University of South Carolina. He was a member of the Columbia Optimist Club and Forest Lake Country Club and loved playing golf. He was a former member of Forest Lake Presbyterian Church and currently a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Sarah Lee Kelly Hipp of North Myrtle Beach; three daughters, Belinda Flohr (Phil) of Columbia, Sarah Elizabeth Moyer of Columbia and Allison Brantley (Jason) of Lexington; four grandchildren, Brandon Doughty, Rachael Alley (Kevan), Bonnie Alexis Brantley and Jason H. Brantley Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Parker and Claire Alley; and one sister, Elizabeth Hipp Hammersla (Edgar) of Silver Springs, Md.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at Dunbar Funeral Home at the Devine Street Chapel in Columbia with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at Dunbar Funeral Home at the Devine Street Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, c/o Building Fund, 706 14th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Sign the online guest book at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
Dunbar Funeral Home of Columbia served the family.

Ronald Lloyd Johnson
Ronald Lloyd Johnson, 68, of Little River passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016, after a short illness.
Born on April 18, 1947, in Greensboro, N.C., he was the son of the late Arthur Lloyd Johnson and the late Eleanor Turner Johnson
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother-in-law, Mack Johnson.
He is survived by one son, Ronald “Scott” Johnson and his wife Terri of Liberty, N.C.; two sisters, Linda Johnson and Dinah Cauble and her husband Ron; and his step-mother, Betty Johnson.
Mr. Johnson spent many years of active duty in the USMC and ARMY/ARNG. He was a member of the American Legion and Sons of the American Legion, North Strand, Post 186.
The family would like friends to join them for a celebration of life on Saturday, April 9, at 1 p.m. at the Finish Line Grill located at 1676 Hwy. 17 in Little River.
Coastal Cremations of Carolina Shores, N.C., is serving the family.

Dorothea ‘Dot’ Lasher Kelley
Dorothea “Dot” Lasher Kelley, 102, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016, surrounded by family.
Born on May 11, 1913, in Tivoli, N,Y., she was the first child of William and Gladys Potter Lasher.
She was predeceased by one brother, Eugene Lasher in 2011.
Mrs. Kelley began her nursing career as a 1935 Vassar Brothers Hospital School of Nursing graduate. She worked many years at Vassar Hospital and concluded her nursing career in 1971 from Wappinger Falls Central School District.
In 1938 she married Eugene F. Kelley Sr. (1997). They had two children Cheryl M. Kelley (2012) and Eugene F. Kelley Jr.
She lived in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., before relocating to North Myrtle Beach in 1998. She remained an active member of the Tidewater Plantation community. She was always an avid gardener and spent her time reading countless books on her porch overlooking her flowers waiting for the next bloom.
She is survived by one son, Eugene and his wife Regina Kelley of North Myrtle Beach; two grandsons, Thomas and his wife Crystal; and two great-grandchildren, Kyla and Griffin Kelley of Wilmington, Mass., and Brian and Deborah Kelley of Florence.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church at 801 11th Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach. A private interment will take place at a later date.
The family is requesting donations be made to St. Stephens Episcopal Church.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Osteen Mishoe
Osteen Mishoe, 89, of Goose Creek passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016.
Born on Sept. 18, 1926, in Loris, he was the son of the late Wiley and Grace Stevens Mishoe.
After high school, Mr. Mishoe joined the United States Navy during World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He also supported Operation Deep Freeze (Antarctica) and served in Vietnam. He served his country for 38 years, retiring as a Master Chief in 1983.
Mr. Mishoe enjoyed gardening and working on cars. He was a member of Deer Park Baptist Church and was named Deacon Emeritus in 2004. He loved his family and enjoyed traveling to see his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Zelda Mishoe; four children, Deborah Kyle Mishoe of Gainesville, Fla., Rhonda Carol Self and her husband Don of Duluth, Ga., Larry Clayton Mishoe and his wife Cathryn of Woodstock, Ga., and Michael Paul Mishoe Sr. and his wife Carolyn of Columbia; one brother, John Wayne Mishoe of Loris; one sister, Marjorie Schmolke of Clear Lake, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, Scott, Kelly, Kyle, Tracy, Matthew, Aaron, Benjamin, Andrew, Sarah, Paul and Susan; and 11 great-grandchildren, Abigail, Eden, Benjamin, Bethany, Amelia, Isaac, Hannah, Hudson, Noah, Micah and Sawyer.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, in Deer Park Baptist Church.
Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1, at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
Memorial donations may be made to Deer Park Baptist Church, Food Pantry, 8875 Old University Blvd., North Charleston, S.C. 29406.
Expressions of sympathy can be submitted or viewed online at www.mcalister-smith.com.
McAlister-Smith Funeral-Cremation of Goose Creek served the family.

Michael Allen Modlin Jr.
Michael Allen Modlin Jr., 47, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Monday March 28, 2016.
Mr Modlin was born on Oct. 16, 1968, to Michael and Marion Modlin of Carolina Shores.
In addition to his parents,he is survived by one son, Cody Modlin of Colonial Beach, Va.; one  daughter, Shelby Modlin of Colonial Beach, Va.; and one sister, Tammy Byrnes of Charlotte, N.C.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday April 1, at Waterbrook Community Church in Longs.
Coastal Cremations of Carolina Shores served the family.

Arnold ‘Arnie’ Sasseen
Arnold “Arnie” Sasseen, 82, of Little River died on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 11, 1933, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Washington Rudy and Josephine Hill Sasseen.
He was predeceased by one sister, Ada Jo Anderson.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a Mason and served in the National Guard.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Beverley Payson White Sasseen; four sons, Richard Sasseen, Gregory Sasseen, Mark Sasseen and Steven Sasseen; two step-sons, George Allen and Kevin W. Allen; two step-daughters, Daydra Allen and Kelly Allen; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his “son”, Brent Amos.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, at the funeral home chapel. Burial with military honors will follow at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Connie Jean Simmons
Connie Jean Simmons, 60, of Fair Bluff, N.C., died on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at her home.
Born on Nov. 23, 1955, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late David D. “Jack” Nealey and Margaret L. Nealey.
She is survived by one sister, Sandra E. Walker and her husband Donnie of Surfside Beach; and one brother, Curtis D. Nealey and his wife Sherry of Tabor City, N.C.
Ms. Simmons was employed by AVX Corporation in Myrtle Beach for 33 years.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at Inman-Ward Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel in Tabor City. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is serving the family.

Luther ‘Lute’ K. Snyder
Luther “Lute” K. Snyder, 87, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Friday, March 25, 2016, after a long illness.
Born on May 13, 1928, in Guilderland, Albany County, N.Y., he was the son of the late Charles and Anna Snyder.
Mr. Snyder served his country in the 8047th Army unit in Osaka, Japan, from 1951 to 1953 attaining the rank of Corporal in the Signal Corps. He was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach, a member of American Legion Post 503 and a lifetime member of VFW Post 7288. He retired from Niagara Mohawk Power Corp (National Grid) in 1988 with 40 years of service in the engineering department. He was loved and respected by countless friends and family.
Survivors include his high school sweetheart and wife who he married on Oct. 1, 1950, Solveig Wennerstrom; three beautiful daughters, Juanita Manss (deceased) (Chris remarried to Linda), Carol Adriance (Andy) and Diane Disser; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at King of Glory Lutheran Church.
Memorials may be made to King of Glory Lutheran Church, 805 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Coastal Cremations of Carolina Shores, N.C., served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 31, 2016 EDITION
Louise Carter Chestnut
Louise Carter Chestnut, 95, of Longs passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
Born on Sept. 4, 1920, in Longs, she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Bertha Carter.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Stokes W. Chestnut; one son, Hoyt E. Chestnut; and eight brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Chestnut was a faithful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her hard work and loyal dedication were always evident in her family’s home. She was available to her family at any time and provided love and comfort to them all through homecooked meals and quiet guidance. She lived her life by the simple and successful principle of putting God and family first.
She is survived by four daughters, Jean Cribb, Margo Herring (Johnny), Margie Livingston (Wayne) and Susan Taylor (Steve); one son, Bill Chestnut (Allyson); one daughter-in-law, Pam B. Chestnut; 17 grandchildren, Kelly Dorman, Sheri Smith, Greg Lee, Chris Lee, Buddy Cribb, Melanie Wactor, Candace Anderson, David Livingston, Mitchell Livingston, Megan Hanks, Carmen Whisler, Carter Chestnut, Caitlin Corda, Drake Taylor, Stokes Taylor, Jodi Chestnut and Haley Phillips; 22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 25, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. J. Kirk Lawton Jr. officiating. A graveside service followed at the Chestnut Family Cemetery in Longs.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Chestnut Family Cemetery, 7809 Hwy. 90, Longs, S.C. 29568.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Gertrude H. Coughlin
Gertrude H. Coughlin, 80, of Little River died on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 10, 1935, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Otto and Mary Seegmuller Hintze.
Mrs. Coughlin is survived by one son, John W. Coughlin and his wife Donna Lynn; one brother, William Hintze; and two sisters, Jonie Fox and Carol Chmielewski.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, March 28, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A prayer service was held at 3:30 p.m.  Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Lannie Ann Whiting Fox
Lannie Ann Whiting Fox, 90, of Aynor passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at her home following an illness.
Born on Sept. 9, 1925, in Sissonville, W.V., she was the daughter of the late Frank Whiting and the late Leona Brightwell Whiting.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sons, Gary Slater and Glenn Franklin Slater.
Mrs. Fox was a loving homemaker and a longtime member of Mt. Trolley Freewill Baptist Church in Galivants Ferry.
Survivors include her husband, Freeland “Bud” Fox of the home; one son, Matthew Fox of Aynor; two daughters, Patsy Bell and her husband Oakley of Homosassa, Fla., and Sue Counts and her husband Robert of Groveport, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a special brother in law, the Rev. Colter Fox of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at Mt. Trolley Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Marty Cox officiating. Committal services followed at Mt. Trolley Cemetery. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Trolley Freewill Baptist Church, 1782 Barnhill Road, Galivants Ferry, S.C. 29544.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Anthony Levon Ganeous
Anthony Levon Ganeous, 59, of Shallotte, N.C., died on Friday, March 25, 2016, at Regency Hospital in Florence.
Born on March 29, 1956, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Robert and Alene Harden Gainus.
He is survived by his wife, Cheri P. Ganeous of Conway; two brothers, Willie Gainous of Tabor City, N.C., and Greg Ganous of Loris; and one sister, Carrie Gainus of Tabor City.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Ralph Petrosino
Ralph Petrosino, 86, of Longs died on Sunday, March 27, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 28, 1929, in White Plains, N.Y., he was the son of the late Charles and Lucy Garro Petrosino.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Gloria Petrosino.
He is survived by two children, Gary Petrosino (Judy) of Pacific Palisades, Calif., and Pam Dello-Russo of Columbia, Md.; four grandchildren, Michelle (Ryan), Michael (Hilary), Chris (Sue) and Jenny (Dane); and three great-grandchildren, Violet, Penny and Aria.
Services were private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1105 48th Ave. N., Suite 109, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Christopher Gene Ray
Christopher Gene Ray, 42, of Green Sea died on Sunday, March 21, 2016.
Born on Sept. 29, 1973, in Whiteville, N.C., he was the son of Sarah Logan of Florida.
Mr. Ray was a firefighter with the Conway Fire Department where he received the 2014 Physical Fitness Award. He was a volunteer with Horry County Fire Rescue, Stations 6 and 41. He was a student at Horry Georgetown Technical College and was formerly employed by Food Lion, Hills, IGA and Bi-Lo grocery stores.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Brandi Ray of Green Sea; two daughters, Cheyenne Ray of Tabor City, N.C., and Reagan Ray of Green Sea; one step-son, Troy Phipps of Green Sea; two brothers, Dicky Ray and Davey Ray, both of Tabor City; and his paternal grandmother, Bernice Ray of Tabor City.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, at Beach Church in Myrtle Beach. Burial followed at Buffkin Cemetery.
The family received friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23.
Memorials may be made to the South Carolina Firefighters Foundation, 111 West Park Blvd., Columbia, S.C. 29210.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Brian Philip Smarrella
Brian Philip Smarrella, 49, of Little River passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016.
It is with a heavy heart we make this announcement that we unexpectedly lost our husband, father, friend, fossil and digging buddy Brian Smarrella.
Born on March 15, 1967, in Steubenville, Ohio, he was the son of Phillip and Mary Smarrella.
Mr. Smarrella worked as a territory manager with USFoods for 18 years. He was an avid relic, fossil and shark tooth hunter. He was a devoted father and husband and enjoyed being outside in search of the ultimate find. He was a member of the East Coast Fossil Club and The Palmetto Metal Detecting Club. Loyal, kind-hearted, dependable, hardworking and loved, he is going to be greatly missed by so many.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife of 26 years, Cheryl; three sons, Aaron, Nick and Dylan; his in-laws, Tony Maloney and his wife Sandy; his brother-in-law, Brenden Molin and his wife Jessica Byrd; his sister-in-law, Anne and her husband Will McDonald and their two children, Sarah and Patrick; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
There will be a service honoring his life at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach with a reception immediately following in the Family Life Center.
In lieu of flowers there has been a fund set up through King of Glory Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach. Memorials may be made out to the church by April 22 marked as the TLC Teachers Fund, c/o The Smarrella Family.
The poem below is donated by his sons in their dad’s memory:
“My father was a man who had smiles to brighten your days,
Who always made you feel good with his warm words of praise
And what’s more he knew what to do to make your wishes come true.
He was my father.
My father was someone who always had good stories to tell,
But just as importantly he knew how to be a good listener as well.
He was patient and kind and the very best friend you could ever hope to find.
He was no ordinary man,
And I’m proud to tell the world that he was my father.”
–Katherine Aguas Padua
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Emily Jeter Steading
Emily Jeter Steading, 79, of Loris passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016, at her home following an illness.
Born on Sept. 28, 1936, in Jennings, La., she was the daughter of Buster Jeter and Daretha Methvin Jeter.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her half-sister, Carol Gwin.
Mrs. Steading worked as a vision technician at Walmart until her retirement but was most proud of the fact that, because of her husband, she knew she was loved.
Survivors include her beloved husband, Alton Wright “A.W.” Steading of the home; two step-sons, Jeffrey Lee Steading of Piedmont, Ala., and Brian Kelly Steading and his wife Rachael of Austin, Texas; one step-daughter, Rhonda Dee Pape and her husband Mike of Austin; five step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and two half-brothers, Bobby Jeter and Michael Jeter, both of Mobile, Ala.
Memorial arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

B.H. Todd Jr.
B.H. Todd Jr., 89, of Longs passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on April 21, 1926, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Benjamin Haskell Todd and the late Julia A. Parker Todd.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife of 34 years, Eulee Gause Todd; one son, Breck Haskell Todd; and six siblings, Clayton Todd, William J. Todd, Oneida Martin, Laureen Dusenbury, Marjorie Holt and Ella Pearl Willard.
Mr. Todd was a veteran of the United States Navy and served his country in World War II. He farmed and operated Todd’s Superette and later was a maintenance foreman with Myrtle Beach Travel Park. Upon retirement in 1989, he operated Todd’s sawmill until his death. He loved traveling to the mountains of Tennessee and riding roller coasters with anyone who would join him.
Mr. Todd enjoyed working his vegetable garden and gathering oysters. He loved his family, friends and church family.
Survivors include two daughters, Angela Todd Pluta (Randy) and Susan Hucks (Paul Geeson); six grandchildren, Melissa Pluta Parker (Will), Shanna Hardee Andrew (Tray), Stephanie Hardee Rea (Raymond), Kimberly Pluta, Marie Hardee Page (Drew) and Kristin Hucks Todd (Brandon); 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Nell Thompson; and very special friends Theo “Jr.” Adams, T.J. and Courtney Adams, John Dunning, Wayne Stanley and Tim Livingston.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 25, at Sharon Baptist Church in Longs officiated by the Rev. Terry Porter, the Rev. Andy Bell and the Rev. Kenny Todd. Burial followed at the Todd Family Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
The family would like to extend a special word of thanks to Agape Hospice and to his caregiver, Linda Blackwell.
Memorials may be made to Sharon Baptist Church, 4217 Hwy. 90, Longs, S.C., 29568.
Sign the online guest register at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Barbara E. Utz
Barbara E. Utz, 82, of Little River died on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Feb. 3, 1934, in Freeport, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William A. and Norma Albin Brockmeyer.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Utz Sr.
She is survived by four children, Lawrence Utz Jr. (Ginger), William Utz (Jennifer), Joanne Utz and Barbara Marino (John); 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pruitt Health Hospice-PeeDee, 609 S. Coit St., Florence, S.C. 29501.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 24, 2016 EDITION
Greig Tyler Burdick
Greig Tyler Burdick, 70, of Little River passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016, after a short illness.
He was the beloved husband and friend of Linda for 45 years, the wonderful father of Bryon (deceased) and Matthew.  Greig was the grandpa of Lilly and Bryon and the loving father-in-law of Keisha.
Mr. Burdick was born in Lynchburg, Va., the son of the late Tyler and Loretta Burdick, and the brother of Debbie.
He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1967 and Tuck School of Business in 1969 and was an entrepreneur. He lived in Winston-Salem, N.C., for 31 years where he was heavily involved in youth soccer.
After retiring to Little River, he enjoyed spending his time with Linda as they travelled, watched the birds and boats parading back and forth on the Intracoastal Waterway and loved their many visits with Matthew, Keisha, Lilly and Bryon.  His quirky sense of humor will be remembered fondly by everyone he touched.
The family received friends from 12 to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 21, at Lee Funeral Home. There will be a family memorial service in Winston-Salem at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America – S.C. Chapter, 107 Westpark Blvd., Suite 150, Columbia, S.C. 29210.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Ellen Estelle ‘Annie’ Sessions Graham
Ellen Estelle “Annie” Sessions Graham, 77, of Loris went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
Born on Sept. 7, 1938, in Springfield, Ga., she was the only child of Benjamin Grier Sessions and Myrtis Chavis Sessions.
She was the wife of the late J.C. “The Tractor Man” Graham.
Mrs. Graham loved to work with and for her family. She loved to sew, cook and work in the garden. She also loved to tell family history stories. She was deeply devoted to the Lord, her husband and her family.
Mrs. Graham was a faithful member of Conway Church of God. She served the church in several areas over the years. She was a Sunday School teacher, Young People’s Endeavor Leader, Women’s Ministry president, directed several plays and was secretary to the church clerk for over 30 years.
Mrs. Graham was the mother to four children, Diana (James) Parker of Conway, Annette (Buddy) Duncan of Kinston, N.C., Cynthia Graham of Kinston and Jeffery (Ashley) Graham of Greenville, N.C.; she had five grandchildren, Joseph (Rebecca) Duncan of Greenville, Jarame Parker of Conway, Austin Graham, SaBella Marie Graham and Georgia Grace Graham, all of Greenville, N.C.; and she had two great-grandchildren, Joseph Duncan II and Andrew Duncan, both of Greenville, S.C.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at Conway Church of God with the Rev. Stuart Jacobs officiating. Burial followed in Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18.
The family would like to thank the Agape Rehabilitation nurses and CNA’s, Agape Hospice, Dee Caskey and Irene Bellamy for their excellent care.
Memorials may be made to Conway Church of God, P.O. Box 874, Conway, S.C. 29528.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Royce ‘Brian’ Harrelson
Royce “Brian” Harrelson, 60, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away peacefully on Monday, March 14, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
He was surrounded by his brothers, sister and oldest niece.
Brian is the son of Elsie Fowler Harrelson and the late Royce Harrelson of Tabor City.
In addition to his father he was predeceased by one nephew, Whitney Bennett Wilson of Loris.
Mr. Harrelson worked as a machinist for Penn Ventilator in Tabor City for 27 years.  He was an accomplished fisherman, loved the outdoors and enjoyed working out. He was a faithful friend and a devoted member of Tabor City Baptist Church. He was a loving companion and caregiver to his mother for many years.  Brian enjoyed his time with family and friends.
In addition to his mother he is survived by one sister, Phyllis Bennett Wilson of Loris; two brothers, Alan Harrelson and his wife Brenda of Tabor City and Dewey Bennett and his wife Mary of Durham, N.C.; two nieces, Brittany Soles Lynn of Whiteville, N.C., and Jessica Wilson of Tabor City; four nephews, Jay Wilson and his wife Suzanne of Wilmington, N.C., Chris Bennett and Scott Bennett, both of Durham, N.C., and Jeremy Harrelson of Tabor City; and one great-niece, Darby Ann Wilson of Wilmington.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 18, at Tabor City Baptist Church. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers his family requests that donations be made in his honor to Tabor City Baptist Church,  200 Live Oak St., Tabor City, N.C. 28463; Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C., 1314 Marstellar St., Wilmington, N.C.; National Parkinson Foundation,  200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL, 33131; or N.C. Wildlife Federation, 1024 Washington St., Raleigh, N.C. 27605.
Special thanks are extended to all Mr. Harrelson’s caring doctors and his wonderful nurses at McLeod Loris Hospital (especially Dr. Barrett and Dr. Po).
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Barbara Slayton Hicks
Barbara Slayton Hicks, 74, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016, at her home.
Born on Sept. 12, 1941, in Danville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Russell and Julia Barbour Slayton.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one son, Timothy Russell; and one granddaughter, Emma Danielle Strader.
Mrs. Hicks graduated from Groveton High School, in Alexandria, Va., in 1959 and then attended Radford University and the University of North Carolina graduating with a degree in nursing.
Mrs. Hicks was an RN for many years and was board certified in nephrology. She worked at Duke University Medical Center in Charleston, W.V., Area Medical Center and Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. She retired from nursing in 1988. After retirement, she went into real estate in Columbia where she worked as a broker/agent for Russell-Jeffcoat Realtors, Remax and The Mungo Company. She retired in 2004 and moved to North Myrtle Beach where she resided until her death with her longtime best friend and husband of 55 years, Michael. She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include her husband, Michael; two daughters, Tracy Strader of Pheonix, Ariz., and Meredith Kivi of Longs; one grandson, Zachary Strader; one granddaughter, Peyton Kivi; and one brother, Russell Slayton of Lawrenceville, Va.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 14, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. She was buried beside her granddaughter, Danielle, at Woodridge Memorial Park in Lexington at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Mercy Care Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401, www.hospiceandlifecarecenter.org; or The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582, www.humanesocietynmb.org; or Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582, www.olssnmb.com.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Frank Sarvis Sr.
Frank Sarvis Sr., 83, of the Bethany section of Horry County in Loris passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on April 20, 1932, he was the son of the late D.J. Scarborough and Gussie Bell Lewis Sarvis.
Mr. Sarvis was a long-time member of the Masons and Shriners as well as a lifetime farmer, mechanic and inventor. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the land very much.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Nancy D. (Todd) Sarvis; two daughters, Deborah Pierce (Craig) of Chapin and Karen Bates (Andy) of Blythewood; one son, Frank Sarvis Jr. (Mary Jane) of Loris; seven grandchildren, J. Shawn Goff (Kelly) of Blythewood, Travis B. Goff (Tanya) of Leesville, Cameron L. Pierce (Lisa) of Columbia, Mary Frances, Sarah E., Virginia D. and Wilson S. Sarvis, all of Loris; five loving great-grandchildren; three sisters, Esta Mae Johnson of Charleston, Mary Evelyn Elkins of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Rosa Bell “Bunny” Santilli of South Bend, Ind.
The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 21, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Mark George officiating.  Entombment with military honors followed at the Twin City Mausoleum in Loris.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church, 937 Green Sea Road S., Loris, S.C. 29569 or to Heartland Hospice, 1500 Main St., Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 17, 2016 EDITION
Lois Olivia Platt Bellamy
Lois Olivia Platt Bellamy, 89, of Little River died on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Aug. 2, 1926, in Ash, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Platt.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one son, Richard Alan Bellamy.
Lois and her husband, Edwin, were the owners of the Lakeshore Motel in Little River for 33 years and she was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Edwin LaFate Bellamy; one son, Edwin Keith Bellamy and his wife Kris; one daughter-in-law, Joy Bellamy; five granddaughters, Bambi Dickinson (Dale), Meredith Bellamy McNeice (Andy),  Ally Bellamy, Ashtin Bellamy (Thomas) and Betsy Palmer (Chris); and two great-grandsons, Brian Dickinson and Henry Keith McNeice; two sisters, Edna Platt Bellamy (Pete) and Charlene Platt Johnson (Butch).
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.  
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach, Aunt Mary Platt Scholarship Fund, 200 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Vestil Benge
Vestil Benge, 78, formerly of North Myrtle Beach, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016, in Indiana.
Born on July 8, 1937, in Laurel County, Ky., he was the son of the late Matt and Martha Benge.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers and four sisters.
Following school where he played on the basketball team, he joined the Kentucky National Guard and later moved to Indiana to attend barber and beautician school and started a family there.
Mr. Benge was a hair stylist for over 50 years and owned and operated a shop in Atlanta, Ga., prior to moving to North Myrtle Beach where he resided for approximately 16 years. Before retiring, he last worked at Hair on Main in North Myrtle Beach. He was an avid bass fisherman, Kentucky basketball fan and was a shag dancer and member of the SOS.
He is survived by his friend, Gail; one sister, Emma; two children; four grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends, who mourn his passing.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville, Ind.
Memorials may be made to the ellentaylorfoundation.org or alz.org.

Donald Ray Cartette
Donald Ray Cartette, 71, of Loris passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
Born on Jan. 13, 1945, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of the late Cleveland and Dora Godwin Cartrette. He was the tenth of fourteen children.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Dewey Cartrette, Cleon Cartrette, Charles Cartrette and Rudie Cartrette; one sister, Idell; one step-daughter, Gail McDaniel; and one son, Timmy Cartrette.   
He is survived by his wife, Kathy T. Cartrette of Loris; one daughter, Denise Brown of Chesapeake, Va.; two grandchildren; one brother, Horace Cartrette of Clarendon, N.C.; seven sisters, Jean Gore of Whiteville, N.C., Emma Jane Simmons of Chesapeake, Carolyn Duncan of Chadbourn, N.C., Peggy Housand of Clarendon, Donna McPherson of Clarendon, Penny Witter of Fayetteville, N.C., and Katrina Canady of Clarendon; five step-children, Debbie Boyette, Jonathan Hardwick, Heather Butler, Brayane Buffkin and Stacey Todd; five step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. The family received guests one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C., served the family.

Randolph Elliott
Randolph Elliott, 63, of the Mt. Olive section of Nichols in Horry County passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at McLeod Hospital in Florence following an illness.
Born on May 28, 1952, in Marion County, he was the son of Martha Lou Hilbourn Elliott and the late Robert Vance Elliott.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by one brother, Ray Elliott.
Mr. Elliott was a lifetime farmer and loved to fish and hunt wild hogs. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren very much.
In addition to his mother of Nichols he is survived by his wife of 44 years, Deborah Causey Elliott of Nichols; one daughter, Wendy Elliott Bell and her husband Gregg of Loris; two sons, Curtis Elliott and his girlfriend Lorelei Rautsaw of Nichols and Jeremy Elliott and his wife Jessica Graham Elliott of Nichols; four grandchildren, Ashli Bell, Jordan Bell, Grayson Elliott and Kaine Elliott; one brother, Gene Elliott and his girlfriend Kathy of Nichols; and three sisters, Pansy Lawson and her husband Mickey of Tabor City, N.C., Cheryl Sheppard and her husband Butch of Fair Bluff, N.C., and Cindy Barnhill of Aynor.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 14, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, at Goldfinch Funeral home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Mark George officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Carter Barnes Wrenn Jr.
Carter Barnes Wrenn Jr., 73, of North Myrtle Beach died suddenly on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at his home.
Born on Dec. 24, 1942, in York County, he was the son of the late Carter B. and Ruth Tucker Wrenn Sr.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Donald Wrenn.
Mr. Wrenn retired from Chrysler Financial Corporation and was the personal representative for the Bob Brooks estate. His best job was being Sandra’s yardman and soul mate. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sandra Bellamy Wrenn; one daughter, WRaven Leigh Wrenn Weatherford; two sisters, Barbara Williams and Beth Trott; and one granddaughter, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Weatherford.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, Carter’s wishes were for you to vote for Donald J. Trump for President or for the Republican nominee.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 10, 2016 EDITION
David Leo Ganis
David Leo Ganis, 71, of Longs passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016.
He was born in Mullins, a son of the late Clio David and Nettie Maude Ganis.
He was predeceased by one brother, Charlie Ganis.
Mr. Ganis attended Mt. Leon Baptist Church and was a craftsman and cabinet maker.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Dorothy J. Ganis; two daughters, Lea G. Owens and her husband Jason of Yuma, Ariz., and Dana Ganis and her fiance’ Daniel Galabov of Longs; three grandchildren, Mishai Mizelle of Longs and Jacob Owens and Nash Owens, both of Yuma; two brothers, Dean Ganis and his wife Sharon of Columbia and Kerry Lee Ganis of Conway; and two sisters, Sylvia Housand of Longs and Judy Chestnut of Florence.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with Glen Elliott and Linda Larrimore officiating.  Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dorothy Ganis for the use of the grandchildren’s education fund.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Cecil Milton Gause
Cecil Milton Gause, 87, of Loris passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence following an illness.
Born on Sept. 3, 1928, in Loris, he was the son of the late George Milton Gause and the late Cora Ellen Todd Gause.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Lula Mae Bellamy Gause; one son, Wallace C. Gause; two sisters, Myrtle Ellen Barnhill and Pearl T. Shore; and one brother, A.T. Gause.
Mr. Gause served his country with courage and honor as a United States Navy veteran of World War II. After the Navy, he helped start and was the co-owner of Hardee Manufacturing Company. His excellence in sales allowed him to cultivate relationships with dealers all over the southeast and he relished this comradery.
Mr. Gause was an accomplished pilot and a longtime faithful member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church where he served as deacon, junior mentor and teacher throughout the years. He was a devout family man and a pillar of the community who will be truly missed.
Survivors include one son, Chris M. Gause and his wife Tracy of Loris; two daughters, Pamala Gause Sowell and her husband Bruce of Lancaster and Melody Mae Stevens and her husband Ken of Aiken; one granddaughter, Bridget Prince of Loris; one step-grandson, Timothy Lee Pennington Jr. of Kannapolis, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Trenton Jay Bonnett and Reece Logan Bonnett, both of Loris.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Pastor Rodney Hord and the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services, with military honors, will follow at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 4301 Red Bluff Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Elizabeth Rosann Harnish
Elizabeth Rosann Harnish, 56, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at her home.
Born on May 3, 1959, in France, she was the daughter of Hallie Johnson and the late Jesse Johnson Sr.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Harnish.
Survivors include three children, Robert Harnish (Alexis Cogle), Michael Harnish (Tyler) and Stephanie Harnish (Stevie); 10 grandchildren, Hampton, Hayden, Hallie, Charleigh, Heather, Taylor, Brianna, JJ, Penny-Rose and Dylan; two brothers, Jesse Johnson (Linda) and Jamie Johnson; four sisters, Donna Everett, Dana Baker (Nathan), Patty Johnson (Becky) and Sylvia Ricketts (Larry), all of Fayetteville, N.C.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 7, at the First Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne Snipes officiating. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
Memorials may be made to the First Freewill Baptist Church, 900 67th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

L. Owen Johnson
The Rev. L. Owen Johnson, 78, of Loris went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 4, 2016.
He was born in Greensboro, N.C., the son of the late John Stanley Johnson Sr. and the late Mozelle Weston Johnson.
He was predeceased by one son, Jason Matthew Johnson; two brothers, Dale Johnson and Stan Johnson; and two sisters, Frances Boyles and Jane Hartig.
The Reverand Johnson was a professional baseball player for 13 years, playing for the Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox. He was called into the ministry in 1968 and graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary University in Wake Forest, N.C. He was the founder and pastor of Grace Tabernacle Church in 1978 and continued as pastor until his death. He started Grace Christian School in 1980 and followed by establishing Grace Theological Seminary in 1982. Numerous satellite churches and schools have started from Grace Tabernacle and continue to exist throughout the United States. He loved his family and the family of Grace Tabernacle Church. He had a compassion for people but his main love was preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. While in the hospital the Reverand Johnson continued preaching until the day before he died, witnessing to everyone who visited and cared for him.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Judy L. Johnson of Loris; three sons, David Owen Johnson of Virginia, Phillip Mark Johnson of Asheboro, N.C., and W. Marcus Clark and his wife Jodi of Loris; two daughters, Westie P. Vaught and her husband Tommy of Longs and Leasa A. Petrone and her husband Vincent of Fort Mill; and five grandchildren, George Thomas Vaught II of Longs, Garrett Nathaniel Clark of Loris, Danielle Annette Petrone of Fort Mill, Isabella Rene Petrone of Fort Mill and Peyton Robert Owen Clark of Loris.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at Grace Tabernacle Church with the Rev. Frank Seamster, the Rev. Charles Green, the Rev. Grover Carpenter, the Rev. Tim Winters and the Rev. Dennis DeGrasse officiating. Burial followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
Memorials may be made to Grace Tabernacle Church or Grace Christian School, P.O. Box 427, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Gordon D. Main
Gordon D. Main, 87, of Calabash, N.C., died on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Covenant Towers in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 1, 1928, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of the late Reuben A. and Pearl Hildreth Main.
Mr. Main is survived by his wife of 38 years, Corliss Vogel Main; two sons, Donald A. Main and Douglas B. Main; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Jerrell McMahan
Jerrell McMahan, 81, of Loris passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016.
Mr. McMahan was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a friend to many. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.
He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia McMahan; his mother, Edna Scarpelli; one grandson, Matthew White; and one brother, Lenny Garver.
Survivors include two sons, Gerald McMahan and his wife Sharon of Brunswick, Ohio, and Robert McMahan and his wife Debra of North Olmsted, Ohio; two daughters, Karen White and her husband Larry of North Olmsted and Brenda McMahan of Loris; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Vic Scarpelli of Colorado; and one sister, Theresa Tytko and her husband John of Brecksville, Ohio.
The family received friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 7, with a prayer service at 6 p.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, at the Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel in Loris with Deacon Jim Collins officiating.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Steven Raymond Planty
Steven Raymond Planty, 65, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence following an illness.
Born on Feb. 18, 1951, in Gouverneur, N.Y., he was the son of the late Raymond Paul Planty and the late Carmaine Claire Larocque Planty.
Mr. Planty served his country with courage, honor and distinction in the United States Army. He was a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star as well as many other meritorious awards during his 23 years in the military. After the Army, he worked with the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement and was a member of Loris First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae Planty; one son, Steven Eugene Planty and his wife TheOdocia, and daughter, Tamera Corrine Planty of Loris; four grandchildren, Kayla Nicole Planty, Courtney Eilene Planty, Joshua Tyler Planty and Claire Jane Cooper; one great-granddaughter, Isabella Katherine Sandoval-Planty; his step-mother, Joyce Planty of New York; two brothers, Michael Planty and his wife Deborah of Alaska and James Planty and his wife Deborah of Ohio; and many loving step-family, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Hunter Johnson officiating. Committal services with military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March, 4, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church Youth Program, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569 or to the veterans group of your choice.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Clarence B. Selke Jr.
Clarence B. Selke Jr., 82, of Little River died on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Oct. 18, 1933, in Mt. Rainier, Md., he was the son of the late Clarence B. and Willetta Hults Selke Sr.
Mr. Selke was a retired fire inspector of Prince George’s County, Maryland Fire Department.
Survivors include three sons, Kevin L. Selke (Erica), Mark Selke (Melody) and Roy Selke; one brother, Lou Selke; and one grandson, Roy Selke.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, at Anchor Baptist Church. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Entombment was in Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, Md.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Patricia Ray Yarborough ‘Pat’ Shotwell
Patricia Ray Yarborough “Pat” Shotwell, 74, of Little River died on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at New Hanover Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., following a prolonged illness.
Born on Feb. 7, 1942, in Sanford, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Mary Frances Morris and the late Lewis M. Yarborough of Mamers, N.C.
Mrs. Shotwell graduated from Boone Trail High School where she was a cheerleader and Miss Boone Trail. During high school, she and her best friend, Shelby Taylor Coleman, were regular performers on Jim Thornton’s “Saturday Night Country Time.” The duo went by the name “The Hepcats.” Thornton’s variety show aired weekly on WTVD.  The Hepcats pantomimed to the popular music of the time. They travelled throughout the state of North Carolina performing for a wide variety of audiences for over four years. New York called, however, because they were paid performers, considered professional and could not appear on the popular amateur hour shows of the time.
She married W.A. Shotwell on July 1, 1960. They were married for 25 years and have one daughter, Suzanne Shotwell of Little River.
Mrs. Shotwell served as director of advertising for a number of retail chains: Mack’s/Maxway/Danners and Sky City. Over the years, she owned her own art school, The Village Artist in Broadway, N.C.; a real estate agent. Wake County, N.C.; wedding photographer; and served as a board member to a community college in the mountains of North Carolina.
She was an award winning painter and loved to travel. She was a partner at RenoVation Vineyard Church and member of the ministry team. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.
She is survived by one daughter, Suzanne; one brother, Ronney and Dolly Yarborough of Broadway; sister-in-law, Joy S. Hurst of Mebane; four nephews; and the rest of her family and friends.  
A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at RenoVation Vineyard Church in Longs with Pastor George Wilson and Chaplain Jay Ortiz officiating.
Coastal Cremations of Carolina Shores, N.C., served the family.

Marjorie Skipper
Marjorie Skipper, 78, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, following an illness.
Born on Oct. 9, 1937, in Loris, she was the daughter of  Spivey Skipper and Ruth Brinson Skipper.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, LeGrande Skipper, Clacey Devone Skipper and Harold L. Skipper; and one sister, Rebecca Skipper Causey.
Miss Skipper retired from Southern Bell Telephone and was a devout member of Trinity Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include one daughter, Monette Skipper of Columbia; one sister-in-law, Linda Skipper of Loris; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 4, at Holly Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. The family received friends for one-half hour prior to the service at Holly Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 5330 Broad St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Joshua Zane Strickland
Joshua Zane Strickland, 33, of Nichols passed away on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016.
Born on March 26, 1982, in Myrtle Beach, he was the son of Jerry I. and Marsha B. Strickland.
He was predeceased by one brother, Zachary Kyle Strickland; his paternal grandparents, Brice and Velma Strickland; and his maternal grandparents, William and Dorothy Bellamy.
Mr. Strickland was a member of Nichols Baptist Church in Nichols. He was formerly employed with the N.C. Department of Corrections.
Mr. Strickland enjoyed music, fishing and being outdoors. He loved spending time with his children and loved building things, working with equipment and working out at the gym.
In addition to his parents of Nichols he is survived by one daughter, Trinity Jade Strickland of Myrtle Beach and her mother, Marcia Barera; one son, Zackary Bryce Strickland of Florence; three uncles, Chris Bellamy, William Bellamy and Krom Strickland; five great-aunts, Ann Bennet, Doris Johnson, Myrtle Holmes, Peggy Gore and her husband John and Eunice Cox; one great-uncle, Bobby Johnson and his wife Betty; and numerous cousins.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 4, at Grace Baptist Church of Horry County in Loris with the Rev. John Wallace and the Rev. Marcus Fowler officiating. Burial followed in the Martin Family Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church of Horry County, 1040 Justice Loop, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Joanne Prince Webster
Joanne Prince Webster, 89, of Concord, N.C., passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016, at her home.
Born on Oct. 6, 1926, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Charles D. and Alston Hickman Prince.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Park E. Webster; and one sister, Jean Prince Webster.
Graduating with honors from Coker College, she received her master’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina. Mrs. Webster taught at Central Cabarrus High School.
She remained active in the First Baptist Church of Concord for over 50 years, as long as her health permitted. She held numerous state and local offices in her beloved sorority, Alpha Delta Kappa, generating wonderful friendships and many fond memories. An avid bridge player, she enjoyed fellowship with those in her various clubs.
Mrs. Webster was committed to serve her Lord, her family and friends.
She is survived by three daughters, Charli Webster McLeod of Concord and Myrtle Beach, Jo Webster McCall and her husband Ken of Wilmington, N.C., and Kathy Park Webster of the home; five grandchildren, Dr. Lisa McCall Dinkins and her husband Matt of Monroe, N.C., Dr. Katie McCall Evans and her husband Shawn of Raleigh, N.C., Staff Sergeant USAF Will McLeod and his wife Kelley of Little Rock, Ark.,  Dr. Whitney Webster McLeod of Tucson, Ariz., and Matthew McLeod and his wife Krissie of Kannapolis, N.C.; eight great-grandchildren, Haley McLeod, McKenzie McLeod, Parker McLeod, Caroline Joanne McLeod, Melody McLeod, Adam Dinkins, Paul Evans and Snickers; two sisters-in-law, Rose Webster and Laurette Metelsky; one brother-in-law, Billy Webster; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to Tessa Hartsell, RN of HPCC, for her loving care and support.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 7, at Wilkinson Funeral Home. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, at the First Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Tom Anderson and the Rev. Matt Dinkins. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com.
Wilkinson Funeral Home of Concord served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM MARCH 3, 2016 EDITION
Najeeb S. ‘Bibs’ Abu-Arab Jr.
Najeeb S. “Bibs” Abu-Arab Jr., 79, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at his residence.
Born on Sept. 16, 1936, in Florence, he was the son of the late Najeeb S. Sr. and Souria Baroody Abu-Arab.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Wadad Emma Rabil.
Mr. Abu-Arab retired after 30 years with PYA Monarch Foods/US Foods.
Survivors include his wife, Denise Burnette Abu-Arab; one daughter, Tonya Abu-Arab Montgomery (Cindy) of New Jersey; one step-daughter, Amanda Davis (Rick) of North Carolina; one son, Anthony Buffkin; two sisters, Barbara Maffett of Florence and Dicky Hursey of Charleston; two grandchildren, Jordan and Savana Rhinehart; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Grand Strand Humane Society, 3241 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Elouise Bryant
Elouise Bryant, 92, of Little River passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, following an illness.
Mrs. Bryant was the best mom in the world. She enjoyed faithfully serving her church and her community.
Her funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 29, at Mt. Zion AME Church in Little River. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Latimer’s Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Leona Cox Floyd
Leona Cox Floyd, 85, of Green Sea died on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at home.
Born on April 20, 1930, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Wayman Cox and Nora Long Cox.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Hoyt E. Floyd; one brother, JC Cox; and five sisters, Macel Hughes, Edna Mae Livingston, Muriel Graham, Marie Wilcox and Star Finnessey.
She is survived by one son, Ronald H. Floyd (JoAnn) of Green Sea; one daughter, Gayle Strickland of Green Sea; four sisters, Lillian “Dot” King of Loris, Sue Callahan of High Point, N.C., Barbara Miller of Roanoke, Va., and Joan Schuetz of Panama; four grandchildren, Rodney Floyd (Carisa) of Nichols, Jonathan Floyd (Candace) of Marion, Jamie Strickland (Karla) of Loris and Heather Strickland of Loris; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at Green Sea Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
Visitation will be held in the church fellowship hall for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572 or Green Sea Baptist Church Bus Fund, 1241 Green Sea Road, Green Sea, S.C. 29545.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C., is serving the family.

Ernest Wayne Hardee Sr.
Ernest Wayne Hardee Sr., 62, of the Cherry Hill section of Loris passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on Feb. 18, 1954, in Loris, he was the son of the late Ernest Claude Hardee and the late Marva Lee Collins Hardee.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Ernest Wayne Hardee Jr.
Mr. Hardee was a U.S. Army veteran, an electrician for many years and a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, his family and his grandchildren and loved his horse Flash. He also had a great sense of humor.
Survivors include three children, Jerri Kay Hardee of Loris, Jeremy Wayne Hardee (Sherri) of Loris and Justin Wayne Hardee (Sarah) of Springtown, Texas; the mother of his children, Sarah Ruth Foley of Loris; one brother, Michael Lynn Hardee (Debbie) of Loris; one sister, Wanda Collins (Johnny) of Galivants Ferry; and five grandchildren, Paris Hardee, Paisley Hardee and Colton Hardee, all of Loris, and Remington Hardee and Colt Hardee, both of Springtown.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with Speaker Robert Ellis Brown officiating. Burial followed at the Hardee Family Farm.  Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Willard Daniel Hylton
Willard Daniel Hylton, 60, of Longs passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.
Born on Feb. 3, 1956, he was the son of the late Thomas and Naomi Williams Hylton.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Jackie Hylton; and two sisters, Connie Walters and Crystal Mears.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Sinead; two sons, Davin Hylton and Sean Hylton; two daughters, Jessica Hylton and Lisa Hylton; one brother, Thomas Hylton; and one sister, Carol Griffin.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Louie Hampton Lewis
Louie Hampton Lewis, 67, passed away on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at home.
Born on Sept. 5, 1948, he was the son of the late Robert and Omera Lewis of Wampee.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two sisters, Sue Lewis Ebert and Joyce Lewis Burch.
Mr. Lewis was a graduate of Wampee-Little River High School and attended the University of South Carolina.
He is survived by his partner of 40 years, Kim Elliott; one beloved daughter, Lucinda Lewis; one sister, Gretchen Lewis of Charleston, W.V.; three brothers, Russell Lewis of Anderson, Raymond (Sue) Lewis and Larry (Carol) Lewis of North Myrtle Beach; two nieces, Joy Burch Johanning and Lizzie Chafin; and five nephews, Rob Lewis, Chad Lewis, Eric Lewis, Andrew Lewis and Matthew Lewis.
A celebration of life gathering will be held on Sunday, March 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ocean Drive Pavilion in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Agape Hospice of Conway.
A special thanks to Darlene Perkins at Agape for her loving care in his final days.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Kay Leigh Loftus
Kay Leigh Loftus, 66, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 10, 1949, in Lumberton, N.C., she was the daughter of Jessie Bell Kreidler and the late Willard E. Kreidler.
Kay and her husband, Gary, managed the Bar Harbor Motor Inn in Myrtle Beach for nearly 30 years. She was a member of the Horry County Schools Board of Education where she served for 14 years. Throughout the years, she was also involved with the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association, the South Carolina Hotel-Motel Association and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.  Her favorite pastimes included traveling, golfing and water skiing. She particularly enjoyed golfing with her husband because she was confident she would always win. Kay’s beautiful legacy of love, devotion and respect will be cherished by the many lives she touched.  
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Gary Loftus; two sons, Kyle M. Loftus of Myrtle Beach and Keith E. Loftus (Maria) of Charlotte, N.C.; one step-daughter, Barbara Jean Loftus of Melbourne, Fla.; her mother, Jessie Bell Kreidler of Myrtle Beach; one brother, Bruce E. Kreidler (Sharon); one nephew, Grayson Kreidler (Amy); and two great-nieces, Amylea and Ainsley Kreidler, all of Daniel Island.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.  
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. J. Kirk Lawton Jr. officiating. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or www.diabetes.org.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Frances Alma ‘Fran’ McDonnell
Frances Alma “Fran” McDonnell, 79, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at Conway Medical Center in Conway after an extended illness.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 29, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Interment followed in the church columbarium.
Mrs. McDonnell was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of the late James V. and Mae Volz Parell.
She graduated from Nazareth Academy in Philadelphia and later had been employed with TJ Maxx in Feasterville, Pa., where she served as head cashier and trainer of new employees for new stores opening.
Mrs. McDonnell was very active in community affairs in Feasterville, also served as president of the Mother’s Club at Arch Bishop Wood High School for Girls and organized fundraising events. She was a member of the Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church, where Fran and Jack were active in Pre-Cana, Marriage Encounter and many other activities. After relocating to North Myrtle Beach, she became a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church and also was employed at the Visitors Center at Broadway at the Beach.
Mrs. McDonnell was a very devoted and loving wife and mother showing devotion and passion. Her memory will always be cherished by Jack.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, John “Jack” McDonnell; three sons, John J. McDonnell, Brian J. (JoAnne) McDonnell and Gregory (Beth) McDonnell; two daughters, Karen Lee (Jim) Drakos and Kathleen (Jim) O’Callaghan; five granddaughters, Nicole O’Callaghan, Melanie McDonnell, Samantha McDonnell, Madison McDonnell and Jade McDonnell; five grandsons, James Ryan O’Callaghan, Brian McDonnell, Joseph McDonnell, Justin Drakos and Eric Drakos; one brother, James Parell; and one sister, Nancy Creeden.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Visitation Monastery, P.O. Box 432, 14 Beach Road, Tyingham, MA, 01264.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Colie Merle Metts
Colie Merle Metts, 84, of Conway died on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on March 9, 1931, in Little Mountain, he was the son of the late Colie S. and Juanita Watts Metts.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Larry W. Metts.
Mr. Metts was a 1949 graduate of Little Mountain High School. He was a graduate of the S.C. Highway Patrol Training School and numerous specialized training courses. He served as a state trooper with most of his service in the North Myrtle Beach and Conway areas of Horry County. Sergeant Metts retired in 1991 after 38 years of service. Through the years he received many commendations for outstanding service. He was a member of the South Carolina Troopers Association and a Life Member of Grand Strand Masonic Lodge #392, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite of Free Masonry. He was also a member of the Omar Shriners, Omar Chefs, a member and past president of Waccamaw Shrine Club and Life Member and past president of the MLC Shrine Club.
Mr. Metts enjoyed his early childhood experiences on the farm which contributed to his love of gardening, fishing and hunting. One of his greatest joys was spending time at their beach house in Cherry Grove and having fish fries. He enjoyed gardening and sharing produce from his garden with neighborhood friends. Sergeant Metts enjoyed traveling and together with his wife made many trips throughout the United States. Because of his love of the water they enjoyed numerous cruises.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Joyce Aughtry Metts of Conway; two sisters, Jeannette M. Fulmer and her husband James B. Fulmer of Prosperity and Deborah M. Crider of Florence; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Aughtry of Newberry and Linda S. Metts of Chapin; and special nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews who loved him dearly.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church with the Rev. Richard Weidman Jr. and the Rev. Lee Singleton officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial was held at 3:30 p.m. in Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church Cemetery in Little Mountain.
Memorials may be made to Christ the Servant Church, Debt Reduction Fund, 2105 Hwy. 501 E., Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

L. David Miller
L. David Miller, 65, of North Myrtle Beach recently passed away at his residence.
David was a native of Hickory, N.C., and was the son of the late James Grady Miller and Jenny Wiant Miller.
A private family service will be held at St. Timothy Lutheran Church Cemetery in Conover, N.C.
Memorials may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 856, Conover, N.C. 28613.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Dr. Thomas Francis Pond Jr.
Dr. Thomas Francis Pond Jr., 80, of Little River died on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Aug. 12, 1935, in Bridgeport, Conn., he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Dorothy Dimenna Pond Sr.
Dr. Pond was a professor at Southern Connecticut State University. He retired and moved to Myrtle Beach in the mid-1990s.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Judith C. Pond; one son, Tim Pond (Wilma); four daughters, Doreen Flanigan (Ed), Sharon McIntyre (Dennis), Susan Flynn (Michael) and Lisa Pond; and six grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 2411 N. Oak St., Suite 108, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Shelby Jean Reaves
Shelby Jean Reaves, 76, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.
Born on Sept. 30, 1939, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Austin and Alberta Brinson.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Willis Reaves; and one brother, Herman Brinson.
Mrs. Reaves was a devoted member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Loris. She was a loving and caring nurse for over 40 years with Loris Community Hospital and with the practice of Dr. Bernabe Palomares. She loved flowers and was a talented seamstress specializing in wedding gowns and pageant attire.
Mrs. Reaves enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters and was involved in their many activities. She was always a caregiver to any family or friend in need.
Survivors include one daughter, Jeanie Reaves Arrington and her husband Glenn of Loris; three grandchildren, Haley Elizabeth Arrington Corbin and her husband Kaleb of Beaufort, Hannah Lea Arrington and her friend Tyler Dillon of Loris and Leigh McElveen and her husband Kyle of Florence; two great-grandchildren, Britton McElveen and Konner McElveen, both of Florence; two brothers, Woody Brinson and his wife Becky of Florence and Hoyt Brinson and his wife Paulette of Loris; one sister, Lenell Porter and her husband Joseph of Monroe, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Mary Brinson of Loris; several nieces and nephews; and many loving friends.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Wendell Ray, the Rev. Jimmy Caines and the Rev. Allen Singletary  officiating.  Burial followed at the Reaves Family Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Gerald B. Welsh
Gerald B. Welsh, 86, of Little River passed away on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at his home surrounded by his wife, son and nephews, following an extended illness.
Born on Oct. 29, 1929, in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late Charles and Dorothy Lobbe Welsh of New York City.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Robert Michael Welsh.
Mr. Welsh graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Agricultural Economics and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He worked for the Soil Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, completing his career as the agency’s Natural Research Coordinator. He was a member, deacon and Sunday School teacher at Wampee Baptist Church in Longs and was a member of the North Strand Gideons International.
Mr. Welsh is survived by his wife, Alice Campbell Welsh; one son, Marc A. Welsh of Charleston; two nephews, Michael and Kerry; two nieces, Lise and Karen; three great-nephews, Eric, Cole and Kevin; and three great-nieces, Alyssa, Marina and Illani.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at Wampee Baptist Church at 9530 Hwy. 90 in Longs. Officiating will be Pastor Michael Vipperman, Pastor Tyler Caines, the Rev. Elliott Osowitt and Chaplain Eddie Hill.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 1448, Little River, S.C. 29566.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Joseph Francis ‘Joe’ Zeglin
Joseph Francis “Joe” Zeglin, 83, of Longs was taken home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016.
He was born on March 10, 1932, in Johnstown, Pa. Joe, a United States Army veteran, was a lifetime member of the VFW, an avid bowler and football fan.
He was predeceased by one grandson, James; and seven brothers and sisters.
Mr. Zeglin was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.
There aren’t any words to describe how much Joe will be missed, but he will be remembered most for his love and devotion to his family.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara; four children, Vicky, Joey, Debbie and Chuck; 16 grandchildren, Leilani, Jack, Carly, Alyssa, Michael, Matthew, Laura, Wayne and his wife Sherry, Jessica, Amanda, Becky, CJ, Charlene, Christian and Jarratt; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary and Francis and her husband Randy; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were private with the family.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 25, 2016 EDITION
Clay Dwight Brittain Jr.
Clay Dwight Brittain Jr., 86, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016.
Born on Dec. 18, 1929, in Winston-Salem, N.C., he was a son of the late Clay Dwight Brittain and Alma Chapman Brittain.
He was predeceased by one son, David L. Brittain; and one sister, Mary Elizabeth Gurley.
As a child, Mr. Brittain was a paper boy and soda jerk at the local drugstore fountain counter in Graham, N.C. He took a summer job when he was 15, working for his uncle’s construction crew building the Chesterfield Inn in Myrtle Beach. He found Myrtle Beach and the hospitality industry intriguing.
The summer after his first year of college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mr. Brittain started a business venture in Myrtle Beach, Clay’s Beach Service. He rented beach umbrellas and chairs to hotel guests and lifeguarded during the day. At night he served as a desk clerk at the Chesterfield Inn.
In 1951, he contracted polio and was confined to a hospital for four months. He never finished his final year of college, but he became manager of the Chesterfield Inn at the age of 21.
Mr. Brittain and his uncle, Steven C. Chapman, purchased the Second Avenue Fishing Pier in 1953. In 1954, Hurricane Hazel hit Myrtle Beach and destroyed the pier. Undeterred, they rebuilt the pier, and several years later, swapped it for an oceanfront cottage they turned into a restaurant. The restaurant was meant to be a temporary venture, but over five decades later the Sea Captain’s House is still operated by the Brittain family.
Mr. Brittain was part of a group of hotel owners who formed Myrtle Beach National in 1971. Due to an insufficient number of golf courses to meet the demand of existing golfers, he led a group of local hotel owners in building and acquiring multiple golf courses.
He served on the board of the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and local school board. He was a member of the Coastal Carolina Education Foundation and Epworth Children’s Home in Columbia. He is credited with establishing the PGA golf degree at Coastal Carolina University. In 2001, the school honored his contributions to the community by establishing the Clay Brittain Jr. Center for Resort Tourism. In 2000, he received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, from Gov. Jim Hodges.  During some of his most productive years, he was a member of the Palmetto Business Forum and Mr. Brittain helped to organize the Boys and Girls Club in Myrtle Beach.
Throughout his career, Mr. Brittain received many awards including: Myrtle Beach Jaycees “Man of the Year” (1980);  Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year” (1982);  Doctor of Public Service Honorary Degree from Coastal Carolina University (1989); Jason Ammons Free Enterprise Award from Coastal Carolina University (1997);  The Ashby Ward Pioneer of the Year award from the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce (2005); and in 2009 he was honored by the Long Bay Symphony by having a chair presented in his name.
Mr. Brittain and his wife Pat raised three sons and one daughter.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Patricia C. Brittain; two sons, Clay Brittain III (Emma Ruth) and J. Matthew Brittain (Marie-Claire); one daughter, Mary McNeel (Clayton); one daughter-in-law, Ann Brittain LeMay; one sister, Patricia Pyle; and 10 grandchildren, Clay Brittain IV, Benjamin Brittain, Rand Brittain, Anna Brittain, Anne-Louise Brittain, Christine Brittain, Nicholas Brittain, Brittain McNeel, Morgan McNeel and Kaki McNeel.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. William H. “Buddy” Phillips and the Rev. Thomas N. Brittain officiating. A private burial was held at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery in Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1367, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578 or the Boys & Girls Club of the Grand Strand, 1404 Carver St., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

John Henry Bruton
John Henry Bruton,  77, of Loris died on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in Loris.
Born on Feb. 23, 1938, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of the late John Bruton and Margaret Smith Bruton.
He is survived by his wife, Sallie Grainger Bruton of Loris; three sons, Johnny Dale Bruton of Green Sea, Donald Kim Bruton (Sharra) of Loris and Johnny Henry Bruton Jr. (Amanda) of North Myrtle Beach; three brothers, Garland Brooks Cole of Columbia, Robbie Waldon of Whiteville, N.C., and Delean Waldon of Whiteville; two sisters, Jeanette Walden of Whiteville and Rose Mary Waldon of Lake Whillians; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C., served the family.

Barbara Ann Fathera
Barbara Ann Fathera, 64, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016.
Born on Dec. 18, 1951, in Murfreesboro, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Sam and Helen Averette Fathera.
Mrs. Fathera worked for Century 21 Real Estate in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by her husband, John (Josh) McKeever; sisters, Gail (Wilson) Lanry, nephew, Matt Vee (Ralph) Swann, Clay (Claire); one niece, Erin (Stephen); and one great-nephew, Beckett; three brothers-in-law, Joseph (Dorothy) McKeever of Sewell, N.J., Michael McKeever of Belmont, N.C., and William (Colleen) McKeever of West Deptford, N.J.; two sisters-in-law, Pinky (Wayne) of Westville, N.J., and Beth (Greg) of Sewell, N.J.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and great-grand-nieces and nephews.
Besides her loving family, Barbara was loved by all.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, on the beach at Third Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach or if inclement weather, Trinity United Methodist Church, 706 14th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Condolences may be made to www.burroughsfh.com.
The Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet is serving the family.

Selma M. Graham
Selma M. Graham, 92, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016.
Born on April 17, 1923, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth L. and Lula Moore Mishoe.
Mrs. Graham was a faithful member of Loris First Baptist Church in Loris where she taught Sunday School for 35 years, was a former member of the adult choir and bell choir, served on many committees and was a member of the Good News Sunday School class. She was an active member of the Loris Garden Club. She was committed to her family and church.
Mrs. Graham loved her Lord, her family and her church family.  She had many friends and loved them all.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harvey Graham Sr.; one son, Harvey Graham Jr.; and several siblings.
Survivors include her grandson, Harvey Graham III and his wife Paige, and great-grandson, Harvey “Grayson” Graham IV, and grandson, Perrin Graham and his wife Teresa, and two great-granddaughters, Kayla Edwards and her husband Grady and Tristen Graham, and great-grandson, Hunter Graham; many special nieces and nephews; daughter-in-law, Joan Graham; special friends; and caregivers, Elease, Duke, Margaret and Betty.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Loris First Baptist Church with Dr. Louis Venable and the Rev. Hunter Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Eula ‘Meme’ Caudill Hardee
Eula “Meme” Caudill Hardee, 86, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at her home following an illness.
Born on Aug. 8, 1929, in Abingdon, Va., she was the daughter of the late James Nelson Caudill and the late Josephine Price Caudill.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Isaac “Ike” Belton Hardee; four sisters, Irene Reynolds, Estelle Caudill, Delta Shupe and Virgie Lee Caudill; and one brother, Henry Caudill.
Mrs. Hardee retired from Kroger in North Myrtle Beach where she worked in the bakery. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include one daughter, Janice D. Roberts of Loris; two grandchildren, Glenn Allen Roberts of Fond du Lac, Wis., and Michelle Roberts Gerald and her husband Brent of Loris; her children’s father, Kyle Dean Roberts of Charleston; four great-grandchildren, Catrina D. Buchman, Brantlee K. Gerald, Ashlynn K. Roberts and Raina G. Gerald; one sister, Virginia Kendrick of Bristol, Tenn.; and many loving step-children, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Brooke, Qita, Danny and Jennifer with InCare Hospice for their compassionate care during this difficult time.
A graveside services was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris with the Rev. Alvin Jackson officiating.
Memorials may be made to InCare Hospice, 4685 Hwy. 17 S. Bypass, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577-6681 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Katherine M. Martin
Katherine M. Martin, 81, of Little River died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at Brightwater in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 23, 1934, in the Bronx, N.Y., she was the first child of Michael J. Feeney and Catherine McDermott Feeney.
Mrs. Martin graduated from Aquinas High School in 1952 and a year later she entered the Sisters of Mercy, a religious order dedicated to education and hospital work.  After her religious training and five years in schools in New York City, she was assigned to Our Lady of Victory Academy in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. It was in OLVA that she would spend the next 36 years of her life as a Social Studies teacher.
She earned her BA from Mary Mount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., and in 1970, a master’s degree in history from Manhattan College. In the years that followed, she amassed 30 more graduate credits by attending seminars and summer institutes around the country.  
As a teacher, Katherine brought a no-nonsense approach to the classroom that won her the respect of the students and faculty alike.  She had the ability to create an atmosphere where learning could take place. She taught the full range of Social Studies from the freshman introductory course to advanced placement history to the more gifted.
In 1971 she left Sisters of Mercy and a year later married Victor Martin, whom she met at OLVA. Mrs. Martin retired from teaching 1999 and she and her husband moved to Little River. They both worked at North Strand Helping Hand for approximately five years.
She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by her husband, Victor A. Martin Jr.; and two sisters, Margaret Grifferty of Scarsdale, N.Y., and Nancy Manning of Bronxville, N.Y.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.  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.

Tricia Charlene Mason
Tricia Charlene Mason, 38, of Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Feb. 28, 1977, in Cheyenne, Wy., she was the daughter of Roy T. and Susan Bowen Mason.
Tricia attended the University of Wyoming where she earned a BS in family and consumer sciences and The George Washington University, where she earned an MPS in political management. She was IDD Product Management Director Senior for Anthem Insurance Company and had been Deputy Director, Division of Developmental Disabilities, for the state of Nebraska. She was appointed by George W. Bush as a Public Member of the U.S. Access Board and was the youngest Chair of the Board at age 28, was named to Lincoln NE’s business Top 20 Under 40 in 2012 and had served as National President of Little People of America.  She represented LPA on the ANSI A117 committee. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and Pi Beta Phi sorority.
In addition to her parents she is survived by two brothers, Scott Mason and Roger Mason his wife Patricia Williams Mason; two nephews, Connor and Tyler; and one niece, Ruby Mason.
A celebration of life was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, at the C.B. Berry Community Center in  Little River. A barbecue dinner was served.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Little People of America, 2250 El Camino Real, Suite 218, Tustin, CA 92780 or P.E.O. Sisterhood, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines IA, 50312-2899.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Melba Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ McKuhen
Melba Jacqueline “Jackie” McKuhen, 77, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Boliva, N.C.
Born on May 17, 1938, in Durham, N.C., she was the daughter of the late John E. and Agnes Smallwood McKuhen.
She was predeceased by one sister, Carolyn Oswalt.
She is survived by one sister, Elizabeth McKuhen; one nephew, Kelley Kirven; four nieces, Salem Kirven, Sandra Oswalt, Karen Nichols and Johnna Collins; two great-nieces, Adrian Helmus and Austin Collins; and four great-nephews, Sean Helmus, Kyle Gilley, Tyler Gilley and Chaz Collins.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, at Risen Christ Lutheran Church in the Briarcliffe Acres of Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 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 served the family.

Alex Ferrell McNeil Jr.
Alex Ferrell McNeil Jr., 73, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, after an eight-year fight with a rare salivary gland cancer.
He was born on April 2, 1942.
Mr. McNeil was an inspiration to all; never wasting a moment in self-pity, depression or complaint. He said they wouldn’t change anything so he focused on making the most of his remaining time.
After attending U.Va. and King College, he began a career in the golfing profession. It was not just a job for him, but a life long passion. He was a lifetime member of the PGA and spent 17 years as head professional at International Golf and CC and Washington Golf and CC, both in the D.C. area. During that time he was elected president of the Mid-Atlantic section of the PGA and was honored by them as Professional of the Year. Several years after leaving the DC area he built Wedges and Woods, a successful golf learning center in Augusta. When he was diagnosed in 2008, he sold the center to a long term employee and moved to North Myrtle Beach in 2011. He enjoyed being part of the shag community, as well as making new friends and playing many of the local golf courses.
He is survived by his wife Nancy, and her son, Jordan; his son Blair and daughter-in-law Ann and granddaughter Emily, his daughter Ferrell and son-in-law Trey Mangus and grandsons Liam and Winston; one sister and brother-in-law, Sallyanne and Stephen Slack; his ex-wife, Slick McNeil; and unbelievably wonderful friends and ex-in-laws too numerous to list.
Alex, known as “Moms” by his golf group of 37 years because of his concern and care for others, was cremated. There will be memorial services and scattering of ashes on dates to be determined later.
The family is grateful for the loving care provided by the Mercy Care Hospice staff which allowed Alex to die in his own bed with the sight and sound of the ocean outside his window.
In lieu of donations pay forward a kindness done to you in Alex’s honor.
Sign the online guest book at www.myrtlebeachfuneralhome.com.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

James C. ‘Jimmy’ Polk
James C. “Jimmy” Polk, 82, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Nov. 5, 1933, in Leesburg, Fla., he was the son of the late Mahlon and Maude Bowen Polk.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara Parham Polk.
Mr. Polk worked as the owner and operator of North Myrtle Beach Realty for over 30 years. He was a Shriner in the Hejaz Shrine Temple in Greenville and the co-founder of the Flying Nobles. He enjoyed time spent traveling and was an avid Clemson fan.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Beverly Dubrawski Polk; one son, Rex Alan Polk of Little River; two daughters, Karen Polk of Little River and Angie Polk Riddle of Anderson; three step-sons, Bob Dubrawski, Eddie Dubrawski and John Dubrawski; one step-daughter, Tanya DeMaria; one brother, Mahlon Lane Polk Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Greenville; four grandchildren, Paul, Julie, Heather and Jaime; seven great-grandchildren, Allison, Jonathan, James, Nolan, Joshua, Levi and Allie Belle; seven step-grandchildren, Sophia Rose, Emi, Sage, Charles, Grace and Will; and two step-great-grandchildren, Gabbie and Will.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Lakeside Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Craig officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service. Inurnment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Greenville.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lakeside Baptist Church Children’s Ministry, 615 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Online condolences may be directed to www.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet is serving the family.

Leonard Gordon Smith
Leonard Gordon Smith, 75, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at his home.
Born on April 5, 1940, in Alexandria, Va., he was the son of the late James Fred and Thelma Wrenn Smith. He was the youngest of 13 children.
He was predeceased by nine siblings.
Mr. Smith, a United States Air Force veteran, proudly served his country and was a devoted family man. He was an avid international hunter and enjoyed both fishing and golfing. He never missed an opportunity to tell a good story, how much of the story he embellished we will let you decide.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Walker-Smith of North Myrtle Beach; one son, Charles Andrew Smith (Yana) of North Myrtle Beach; one grandson, Maddix Yuri Smith of North Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Rebecca Aline Fisher (Chuck) of Haymarket, Va.; three sisters, Nancy S. O’Nan (Jim) of Florida, Louise S. Mauck of Virginia and Betty S. Beach (Willie) of North Carolina; and one adopted son, Jimmy Wilson.
The family would like to thank Gail Livingston and Pansy Geoff for their wonderful care and help.
A memorial celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with Dr. J. Kirk Lawton Jr. officiating. The family received friends from 10 to 10:50 a.m. prior to the service.
An inurnment service will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 2411 North Oak St., Suite 108, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 or the Special Operation Wounded Warrior (SOWW) 820 67th Ave. N., #7508, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Michael P. Speranzella Sr.
Michael P. Speranzella Sr., 87, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Feb. 8, 1929, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Pasquale and Mary Moffetto Speranzella.
He was predeceased by one son, Steven.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Joan H. Speranzella; and one son, Michael P. Speranzella Jr.
Services were private with the family.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Roger Dale Strickland
Roger Dale Strickland, 69, of Loris died on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Born on July 15, 1946, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Hallie Hubert Strickland and Hazel Ward Strickland.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Berta Anderson Strickland of Loris; one daughter, Sabrina Fowler (Terry) of Loris; one son, Roger L. Williams (Patti) of Loris; one brother, George Todd (Barbara) of Walterboro; one grandson, Logan Fowler of Loris; and one great-granddaughter, Toni Williams of Loris; one nephew, George Todd Jr. of Walterboro; one great nephew, Wyatt Todd of Walterboro; and one great-niece, Mariah Todd of Walterboro.
Mr. Strickland was a veteran of the United States Army.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C., served the family.

Thomas J. Wooley
Thomas J. Wooley Jr., 73, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following heart surgery.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Wooley; two sons, Dean and his spouse Robin and Tom and his spouse Denise; two daughters, Jennifer and Susan and her spouse George; six grandchildren Danielle, Vanessa, Dean, Stephen, Josh and Ronen; his cherished extended family and numerous friends.
He grew up in Brick, N.J., with his parents Helen and Thomas. Living on the east coast, he spent much time in, on or near the ocean. He loved football and played on Brick Township High School’s very first team. Later he coached Pop Warner football for many years. He was an excellent amateur league bowler in Brick and enjoyed many years playing with his father, daughter and sons.
He was a plant manager at Orgo-Thermit in Lakehurst, N.J. Upon retirement he moved to Little River. He became a trusted and respected friend in his community. His love for locomotives continued as he further pursued his collecting of model trains.
He was a very congenial man, with a great sense of humor and a kind heart, who cherished his family and friends. His smile, love and laughter will be greatly missed.
The viewing was held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, with a service following. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, at Lee Funeral Home chapel in Little River.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 18, 2016 EDITION
Emsley Pittman Baskin
Emsley Pittman Baskin, 77, of Little River passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at his home.
Born on May 14, 1938, in Bishopville, he was the son of the late William Peebles Baskin Sr. and Margaret Pittman Baskin.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, William Peebles Baskin III and his wife Betty Lowder Baskin.
Mr. Baskin married his wife, Cappie, in Bishopville on Aug. 28, 1960.
Mr. Baskin graduated from Bishopville High School in 1956 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts from Wofford College in 1960. He then graduated from LSU School of Banking in 1970. He worked as a vice president, a loan officer and various other positions for 1st National Bank of S.C. (South Carolina National, Wachovia) and retired with many years of service. He enjoyed playing golf, camping, hunting, attending Gamecock football games both home and away, Darlington races and spending time with his friends and family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Cappie Gardner Baskin; one sister, Sylvia Baskin White and her husband Don K. White; one son, Emsley Pittman Baskin Jr. and his wife Janice Wilson Baskin; one daughter, Kim Baskin Pridgeon and her husband Michael Dwight Pridgeon; and six granddaughters.
A visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, at Hancock-Elmore Hill Funeral Home in Bishopville.
A celebration of life service was held at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Bishopville at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Larry Watson and the Rev. Mark Phillips officiating. A burial service followed at McBee Cemetery in McBee.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Patriot Hospice of Conway or The Good Samaritan Colony of Ruby and Bethlehem UMC of Bishopville.
Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville served the family.

Reba H. Bell
Reba H. Bell, 86, of Conway passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Oct. 17, 1929, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Dennie B. Holmes and the late Mabel Suggs Holmes.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lacy H. Bell; one daughter, Denise Boyd; one son, Ricky Bell; one granddaughter, Jennifer Vereen; one daughter-in-law, Phyllis Bell; one sister, Linda Drew; and three brothers, Herman Holmes, Liston Holmes and Hope Holmes.
Mrs. Bell was a homemaker and enjoyed working in her yard and keeping her home.
Survivors include two children, Jimmy Bell and Cathy Moore (Mike); eight grandchildren, Robin Sellers (Warren), Jeana Vause (Ike), Christopher Moore (Kyndal), Lacey Davis (Dusty), Brett Boyd, Jamie Bell, Ory Bell and Ondrea Bell; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one sister, Eula Jaye Collins; one brother, Dennis Holmes; and one son-in-law, Floyd Boyd.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, officiated by her grandson, the Rev. Chris M. Moore. Burial followed at Patterson Cemetery in Loris. The family received friends from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the surgical inpatient team at Palmetto Health Tuomey and the McElveen Manor staff for the care and compassion they extended to Mrs. Bell.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston, 81 Gadsden St., Charleston, S.C. 29401.
Sign the guest register at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Carl Lee Clemmons
Carl Lee Clemmons, 86, of Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Duke Medical Center following a brave battle with leukemia.
Born on Dec. 18, 1929, in High Point, N.C., he was the son of Everette and Vaden Clemmons.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Gerry; two children, Kayla (Richard) Callihan and Alan (Laura) Clemmons; four grandchildren, Shawn (Michelle), Stacy, Alayne and Kelly; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Harold (Jean), Jimmy (Helen) and David; and special nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
When he was 19 years old in 1949, he and his parents moved to Myrtle Beach where he helped his father and brothers build one of Myrtle Beach’s first miniature golf courses, Big Deal’s, near the pavilion. In his early years he worked at his father’s side in the family’s High Point furniture store. Soon after moving to Myrtle Beach, he was employed as assistant manager at Mack’s 5¢ and 10¢ Store where he met his future wife, Gerry. From 1950 to 1954 he served his nation in the Air Force. During that time Carl and Gerry were married and made their home, first in California (Travis AFB) and then Kansas (Smoky Hill AFB).
Mr. Clemmons graduated from High Point High School in 1948 and attended Pfeiffer College. He was one of 53 students who comprised the first class of Coastal Carolina Junior College, which became Coastal Carolina University. Upon completing his military service he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier until his retirement in 1985. From 1965 to 1975 he and Gerry operated the Clem-n-tine Motel.
Since 1954 Mr. Clemmons has been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he was actively evolved as District President, Branch President, Bishop, Temple Ordinance Worker, Missionary and Patriarch. He loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ and cherished his relationship with the Lord.
The family received friends in visitation at McMillan Small Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Myrtle Beach. Burial followed at Ocean Woods Cemetery in Myrtle Beach.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

John ‘Jack’ Patrick Cosgrove
John “Jack” Patrick Cosgrove, 80, of Calabash, N.C., died on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.
Born on May 12, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Marie Kelly Cosgrove.
He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, G. Joan Cosgrove; and one brother, Michael Cosgrove.
Mr. Cosgrove was a 1953 graduate of Northeast Catholic High School and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He served the country as a Marine and later in life in the Marine Corp League of Calabash. He was employed for more than 30 years with Rohm and Haas Company in Philadelphia.
In retirement, Mr. Cosgrove enjoyed playing golf at Brunswick Plantation and being involved in the Marine Corp League, where he served many roles, including Commandant in 2012. He was a strong family man and loved living in the Carolinas with his wife Joan, where they developed relationships with many wonderful friends and their church.
He is survived by one son, J. Keith Cosgrove (Karen) of Wilmington, Del.; one daughter, Beth Conley (Jim) of West Chester, Pa.; one brother, Jim Cosgrove; two sisters, Maureen Cappello and Patricia McLaughlin; and three grandchildren, Cara, Ryan and Eric.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Inurnment followed in the church columbarium niche.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Ann Kelly Cranton
Ann Kelly Cranton, 81, a resident of Wells, Maine, and North Myrtle Beach and formerly a long-term resident of Groveland, Mass., died on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at her home.
She was born in Amsterdam, N.Y., in 1935, the daughter of Dr. Edwin and Evelyn Kelly and the oldest of 10 children.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Kathleen “Pat” Lundberg; and one brother, Thomas Kelly.
Mrs. Cranton was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and person. She will be missed more than words can say.
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Norman; three daughters, Francie Helm of Oklahoma City, Ok, Lisa Heller of Rhinebeck, N.Y., and Kathleen Thomas of Wells; three granddaughters, Lauren and Megan of Rhinebeck and Connor of Wells; one grandson, Carlyle of Wells; one son, Timothy Cranton of Seattle, Wash.; and seven siblings, Mary Barker, Corrine “Teenie” Schofield, Michael Kelly, Betsy Treiber, Alice Heaton, Timothy Kelly and Christine Kelly.
No funeral service will be held at this time but there will be a celebration of life in the spring.
Condolences may be expressed at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to York Hospital, 15 Hospital Drive, York, ME 03909; York Hospital Hospice, 127 Long Sands Road, York, ME 03909; or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.
Johnson Funeral Home of North Berwick, ME, is serving the family.

Harold Marvin ‘Hal’ Derry
Harold Marvin “Hal” Derry, 71, of Calabash, N.C., passed away on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 16, 1944, in Newtown, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles Derry and Edna Anderson Derry.
Mr. Derry loved to play golf and loved all his golf buddies. He was very competitive with golf and with his nightly rummy games with Dot. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his special companion and best friend, Dot Johnson of Calabash; two sons, Ryan Derry of Mt. Lauren, N.J., and Michael Derry of Dallas, Pa.; one brother, Norman Derry of Langhorne, Pa.; and one sister, Ada Derry of Burlington Township, N.J.
No local services are planned at this time.
Online condolences may be sent to www.shallottefunerals.com.
White Funeral and Cremation Service of Shallotte served the family.

Evelyn S. Foerg
Evelyn S. Foerg, 92, of Longs passed away quietly on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Compass Rehab in Conway.
Born on Jan. 30, 1924, in Spring Lake, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Chester and Beatrice Cranmer Southard.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph S. Foerg; and one brother, Richard Southard.
She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist in Myrtle Beach.
Mrs. Foerg graduated from Manasquan High School.  She was active in the Girl Scouts of Monmouth County, N.J., for more than 20 years. She helped establish the first Girl Scout Camp, Sacajawea, in Monmouth County.
While living in Florida she joined and became president of the Daughters of the Nile, Athalia Temple 114, New Smyrna Beach Shrinettes and Vagabonds of Volusia County. Mrs. Foerg had been a member of many sewing and quilting guilds.
She is survived by three children, Robert S. Foerg of Hilton Head, Marie Willms of Longs and Meredith Krol of Lake Hamilton Fla.; five grandchildren, Daniel Willms, Darrell Willms, Dale Willms, Rosemarie Nappi and Thomas Nappi; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center, 421 Hwy. 57 S., Little River, S.C. 29566.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcreamatory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Hallistine Bellamy George
Hallistine Bellamy George, 57, of Little River, wife of Phillip George, died on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
She was born on Jan. 10, 1959.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, at the Frank Shields Memorial Chapel at the funeral home.
The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on Highway 111 in the Brooksville Community of Little River. Burial was held at Mt. Zion AME Church Cemetery in Little River.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River served the family.

David Thelton Godwin
David Thelton Godwin, 67, of Clarendon, N.C., died on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Nov. 1, 1948, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of the late Burris Thelton Godwin and Luria Norris Godwin.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter, Michelle Godwin; one son, Chris Greenwood; four brothers, Ricky Godwin, O’Dell Godwin, Ken Godwin and Don Godwin; and two step-sons, Cary Rogers and Terry Rogers Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Norris Godwin of Clarendon; one son, Burris Thelton Godwin of Thomasville, N.C.; one step-daughter, Wanda Jean Dye of Clarendon; two step-sons, Terry Rogers of Blountville, Tenn., and Jason Rogers of Asheville, N.C.; one brother, Alton Godwin of Raeford, N.C.; three sisters, Betty Leiva of Tabor City, N.C., Linda Lovette of Tabor City and Annie Vargas of Green Sea; and three grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Norris Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Lois Heyniger Hansen
Lois Heyniger Hansen, 75, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Wilmington, N.C.
Born on Sept. 12, 1940, in Neptune, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Emily Hampton Heyniger.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased in 2015 by her husband, Morten M. Hansen III.
She was a member of the Calabash Covenant Presbyterian Church Bell Choir.
Survivors include two sons, Leigh Hansen (Trisha) and Gregory Hansen (Kristi), all of Sunset Beach, N.C.; one daughter, Lori Hansen Thompson (Vernon) of Shallotte, N.C.; and six grandchildren, Timothy, Daniel, Alexis, Myles, Emily and Garrett.
A celebration of life was conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, at Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel. Inurnment followed at Brunswick Memorial Gardens Columbarium.
The family received friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte served the family.

Daniel William Raymond Moore Jr.
Daniel William Raymond Moore Jr. of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.
Our beautiful son, grandson, brother, “buddy,” nephew, cousin and friend took the hand of God and left behind the pain of this earth to join his angels in heaven. While our grief is immeasurable, we know that his love for us and ours for him will fill our hearts forever.
Daniel shared his love and joy unconditionally with everyone he knew and wherever he traveled through his kind and gentle nature and always with his brilliant smile. Although his life here on earth was short, he leaves behind a family and so many friends filled to the brim with treasured memories of a life so very well lived. We are all much richer for the precious years we had with him.
Survivors include his parents, Dan and Toni; one sister Ashlee and her husband Sean; his grandmother Wickie; his girlfriend Brittany; and an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins and countless friends who spent 34 wonderful years in the warmth of his beautiful smile, his grace and compassion.  
A memorial candlelight celebration was held at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, at 27th Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach on the oceanfront.  
In lieu of flowers we ask you to consider making a donation to a cause very dear to Daniel’s heart, Little League Baseball. You may send your donation, in Daniel’s memory, to The City of North Myrtle Beach, Little League Baseball Program, 1018 Second Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.  
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Allen Scott ‘Tinker’ Pennington
Allen Scott “Tinker” Pennington, 73, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016.
Born on Sept. 11, 1942, in western Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Dr. William Pennington and Elizabeth Gardner Pennington.
He was predeceased by his cousins, Richard and Evelyn Sanford of Catonsville, Md.
Mr. Pennington retired from the U.S. Navy, where he was a dental technician and moved from West Mifflin, Pa., to North Myrtle Beach in 1980. He was known for driving around the beach in his black 1929 Model A Ford Roadster.
He leaves behind his cousins, Rick and Brenda Sanford of Mt. Airy, Md., and Bill and Julie Sanford of Orlando, Fla.
A gathering for family and friends 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.

Caleb Scott Smith
Caleb Scott Smith, 13, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Born on May 12, 2002, in High Point, N.C., he was the son of Ellis Scott and Lisa McGee Smith.
Caleb attended North Myrtle Beach Christian School in Longs where he played soccer and basketball. He was a member of Waterbrook Community Church in Longs and was very active in the youth group. He was an avid skateboarder, loved music and his little sister, Hannah. Caleb was tender-hearted and cared for others even if they were strangers. He was courageous in leading others to Christ. His love for others was only rivaled by his love of his great-grandfather, “Paw”, Clarence Sink.
In addition to his parents of Carolina Shores, he is survived by one sister, Hannah Ruth Smith; his maternal grandparents, Linda H. Trogdon (Larry) and Carolyn and Jim Wall; his paternal grandparents, Jerry T. Smith (Judy); his great-grandfather, Clarence Sink; his uncle, Anderson T. Smith (Lynn); two cousins, Bailey Smith and Landon Smith; and his god-parents, Kenny and Deborah Greenway.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Waterbrook Community Church.  A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, at Ground Zero in Myrtle Beach officiated by Kenny Greenway.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Waterbrook Community Church, Youth and Children’s Ministry, 86 Cloverleaf Drive, #202, 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.

Catherine Ward Spivey
Catherine Ward Spivey, 87, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at her home.
Born on May 23, 1928, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Zeddie Ward and Rosa Burroughs Ward.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lavern Spivey; and two brothers, Harold Ward and Waylon Ward.
Mrs. Spivey spent many years as a seamstress at work and home, enjoyed her garden, grandchildren, farming with her husband and spending time with her family and friends. Her main passion was serving her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was of the holiness faith.
She is survived by three daughters, Myra Bellamy of Loris, Carolyn Lott of Little River and Saundra Wright of Tabor City; one brother, Brooks Ward of Whiteville, N.C.; three sisters, Wanda W. Wagner of Whiteville, Anne Hughes of North Myrtle Beach and Muriel O’Tuel of North Myrtle Beach; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Wright Cemetery in Tabor City.
Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Barry Gordon Wright
Barry Gordon Wright, 62, of Loris died on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.
Born on Aug. 17, 1953, in Horry County, he was the son of Helen Gore Wright of Loris and the late Bobby Gordon Wright.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Tammy Wright McDonald and her husband Bobby of Charlotte and Anita Wright Dobbs and her husband David of Birmingham, Ala.; and seven nieces and nephews, Amy McDonald Daugherty and her husband John, Andrew McDonald and his wife Ashley, Matthew McDonald, Meredith McDonald, Meagan Dobbs, Molly Dobbs and Ryan Dobbs.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, at New Life Baptist Church in Tabor City, N.C. Burial followed at Spivey Cemetery in Tabor City.
Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service in the church.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 11, 2016 EDITION
Stephen Craig Bengtson
Stephen Craig Bengtson, 67, of Little River passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at home surrounded by his family.
Born on Dec. 15, 1948, he was the son of Martha and Harold Bengtson.
He was predeceased by one sister, Missy.
Mr. Bengtson worked for Southern Elegance, Big M Casino and Trip’s Taxi.  Before moving to South Carolina, he worked for New Britain Transportation and Connecticut Transit as a bus driver.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Bengtson; three children, Mark, Stanley and Kristina; one brother, John; and one grandchild, Stanley Joseph Charamut III.
The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Lee Funeral Home.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Carl Clifton Bessant
Carl Clifton Bessant, 71, of Loris died on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on Oct. 10, 1944, in Loris, he was the son of the late Bake Bessant and the late Essie Stevens Bessant.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Gene Bessant and W.J. Bessant; and one sister, Alma Ree West.
Mr. Bessant worked in construction and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Chestnut Bessant of Loris; one son, Karl “J.R.” Bessant and his wife Rachael of Loris; one daughter, Julie Bessant of Loris; three grandchildren, Carlon Bessant and Allison Bessant, both of Loris, and Marley Luke of Socastee; and three step-daughters, Crystal Bessant of Loris, Robin Smith of Myrtle Beach and Sarah Bessant of Longs.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Kenneth C. Bettenhauser
Kenneth C. Bettenhauser, 72, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Sept. 12, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Charles B. and Catherine Gohl Bettenhauser.
He was the beloved husband of Florence Perrone Bettenhauser; loving father to his children, Thomas (Gina), Cheryl (John), Ken (Nikki) and Keri; cherished grandfather to Katie, Alexander, Nicholas Thomas, Nicholas Scott, Ryan, William and Gabriella; and dear brother of Diane King.
Inurnment will be held at a later date in Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, N.Y.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Osbie Eugene ‘Gene’ Coats
Osbie Eugene “Gene” Coats, 82, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.
Born on Nov. 30, 1933, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Osbie and Martha Coats.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Cynthia Ann Coats; one brother, Lonzo Evans Coats; and one sister, Mildred “Bill” Coats.
Mr. Coats was raised on a farm in the Pleasant Meadow Community. He was a faithful and devoted member of Loris First Baptist Church in Loris where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.  He retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service where he served at the end of the Korean Conflict and during the Vietnam War, with numerous overseas assignments.
Mr. Coats worked at Loris Hospital as safety and security director, maintenance supervisor and several years as part-time courier.  He was a lifetime member of the Loris Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Coats was a member of Gideons International. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed watching racing and Gamecock football.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn Coats of Loris; one son, David Eugene Coats of Myrtle Beach; one sister, Gladys Coats Lilly and her husband Claude of Conway; two granddaughters, Jodi Ruecroft of Waco, Texas, and Story Lyn Coats of Longs; one great-granddaughter, Aaliyah Jones of Waco; and his loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, at Loris First Baptist Church with Dr. Louis Venable, the Rev. Carl Harris, the Rev. Hunter Johnson and Mike Blanton officiating.  Committal services will follow in Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, S.C. 29569 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Diane Merritt Faulk
Diane Merritt Faulk, 62, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Mcleod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Born on April 15, 1953, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Luther Merritt and Betty Ruth Floyd Merritt.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by three brothers, Jimmy Merritt, Kenneth Merritt and Lacy Merritt.
She is survived by two daughters, Crystal Williams of Whiteville, N.C., and Sindy Mishoe of Tabor City; three sisters, Frances Ward of Loris, Betty Ruth James of Tabor City and Linda Nelson of Clarksville, Fla.; four grandsons; and one great-grandson.
No services were held.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

William Scotty Fowler
William Scotty Fowler, 35, of Conway passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following a sudden illness.
Born on March 25, 1980, in Loris, he was the son of the late Billy Gene Fowler and Phyllis Stevens Long.
He was predeceased by his grandfather who raised him like a son, Jack Stevens Sr.; and one brother, David “Tater” Everett Blanton III.
Mr. Fowler served his country with courage and honor in the United States Army after which he worked in construction and was a member of Mt. Leon Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, April Suggs Fowler of Conway; four children, Kain Fowler, Tripp Fowler, Timmy Perritt and Chancey Hickman, all of Conway; his mother, Phyllis Stevens Long and her husband Larry of Loris; his maternal grandmother, Mildred Stevens of Conway; one brother, Kevin Williams of Sumter; one sister, Regina Fowler of Conway; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Fred Holmes officiating. Committal services with military honors followed at Stevens Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Army Emergency Relief Fund, Attn.: Donations, 200 Stovall St., Room 5S33, Alexandria, VA 22332-0600.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Hallistine George
Hallistine George, 57, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Mrs. George is the wife of Phillip George.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, at Shields Funeral Home on Highway 57 North in Little River. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Mt. Calvary #2 Church in Little River.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River is serving the family.

Donald Lee Hager
Donald Lee Hager, 72, of Longs passed away on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at his home following an illness.
Born on June 29, 1943, in Quakertown, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles Hager of Elkton, Md., and Ada Meyer Hager of Lancaster, Pa.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Shirley Brought of Lancaster; two brothers, Robert Hager and Ronald Meyers, both of Lancaster; and one grandson, Lawrence Lowry.
Mr. Hager enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing and spending time with his family and friends. He worked as a concrete finisher for many years in Cecil County, Md.
Survivors include his wife and caregiver of 32 years, Linda Gail Hager; one son, Rob Hager and his wife Diane Hage of Nottingham, Pa.; two adopted daughters, Chelsie Church of Longs and Ashley Vega of Newark, Del.; one step-son, Lawrence Church Jr. of Myrtle Beach; three step-daughters, Lisa Frederick and her husband Ernest Frederick Jr. of Elkton, Laverne Vandegrift and her husband Richard Vandegrift of Conway and Debbie Dean and her husband Bobbie Dean of North East, Md.; 18 loving grandchildren, Justin Hager, Mason Hager, Jamie Livingston, Ryan Livingston, Danielle Perry, Daniel Perry, Rebecca Frederick, Bruce Woodward, Ernest Frederick III, Samantha Dooley, Emily Frederick, Gilbert (Peedee) Torres, Brandi Church, Lawren Church, Lawrence (Bub) Church, Michael George, Tracy Dean McCullough and Bobbie Jo Sargent; 15 loving great-grandchildren, Ariana Vereen, Marcus Livingston, Mason Livingston, Cameron Garrett, Bryce Woodward, Madilyn Woodward, Kylie Woodward, Shane Frederick, Lillie Torres, Andrew Torres, Drake Perry, Jaxen Kline, Austin Sather, Dillion Sather and Dalton Sather; two sisters, Eileen Miller and Doris Hager, both of Lancaster; and one brother, Charles Hager Jr. of Lancaster.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Joan E. Hanley and Edward R. Hanley Jr.
Joan E. Hanley, 79, of Longs died on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.
Edward R. Hanley Jr., 55, of Longs died on Friday, Jan 29, 2016.
A funeral mass was held on Friday, Feb. 5, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Thelma Mae Fowler Hardee
Thelma Mae Fowler Hardee, 93, of the Glendale community of Loris passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Loris Rehab and Nursing Center in Loris following an illness.
Born on Oct. 29, 1922, in Tabor City, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Asberry and Quillie Fowler.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Drue Hardee; one brother, the Rev. Glen Fowler; two sisters, Beulah Cox and Aline Gerald; and one son-in-law, Rex Stephens.
Mrs. Hardee was a homemaker and a longtime member of Glendale Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include two sons, Troy Drue Hardee and his wife Janice of Loris and Brooks Ervin Hardee and his wife Jo of Monroe, Ga.; one daughter, Joyce Hardee Stephens of Wilmington, N.C.; one sister, Kathleen Suggs of Tabor City; one brother, M.C. Fowler and his wife Nilda of Loris; one brother-in-law, C.B. Hardee and his wife Jean of Florence; one sister-in-law, Juanice Fowler of Tabor City; eight loving grandchildren, Chris Stephens of Wilmington, Warren Stephens of Chapel Hill, N.C., Andrew Hardee and John Hardee both of Tabor City, Stephen Hardee and Bradley Hardee, both of Loris, Allisyn Varalla of Loganville, Ga., and Kim Gravel of Commings, Ga.; 14 great-grandchildren; and many well-loved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Fred Holmes officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation was held for one and one-half hours prior to the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Glendale Baptist Church, 950 Hwy. 747, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Barbara Dec Naudus
Barbara Dec Naudus, 74, of Calabash, N.C., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the Brunswick County Hospice Care Center in Bolivia, N.C., after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Born on Sept. 24, 1941, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Edward and Tessie Dec.
She was predeceased by one brother, Ed Dec Jr.
Mrs. Naudus attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Brooklyn and finished high school as a senior at Pine Bush Central in Pine Bush, N.Y.
She married Michael Naudus and raised two daughters in Middletown, N.Y. In 1996, they retired to Oceanside Place in Calabash.
Mrs. Naudus was known for her heart-warming laugh and her constant jokes about her husband Mike.
Surviors include her devoted husband of 55 years, Michael Naudus; two daughters, Laura Naudus Carpenter of Denville, N.J., and Michelle Naudus Moreno of Blooming Grove, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Trevor, Molly, Lily and Julia; and one loving sister, Diane Pettit.
The family had a private service.
A celebration of life was held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Calabash VFW on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
A celebration of life for family and friends in the north will be held in May.
Memorial donations may be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia, N.C. 28422.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Lauris Hugh Powell
Lauris Hugh Powell, 82, of Falls Church, Va., passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia after an illness.
Mr. Powell served his country in the United States Air Force (USAF) for 10 years. He was a caring husband of 49 years, an animal lover, an avid reader and a fan of college basketball.
He was the beloved husband of Joan, cherished brother of Milford (Becky) Powell, father of Cynthia Beal, Patricia Bane and Diana (Mike) Farrell; stepfather of Pamela (Phil) Pierce, Katherine (Jim) Whitten, Teresa Phillips and David Nicholas; grandfather of 15; and fortunate to be a great-grandfather.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, at Direct Cremation Services of Virginia at 4425 Brookfield Corporate Drive, #100, Chantilly, Va. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at King David Memorial Gardens at 7482 Lee Hwy. in Falls Church.
Direct Cremation Services of Virginia is serving the family.

Steve Douglas Small
Steve Douglas Small, 75, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Columbus Regional Medical Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on July 17, 1940, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Montgomery Small and Ruth Coleman Small.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Margie Floyd; and one brother, Johnny Small.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Fowler Small; three sons, Dwayne Ward, Timothy Ward and Rodney Adam Ward, all of Tabor City; one brother, Dewey Small of Loris; four sisters, Rebecca Grainger of Green Sea, Ester Edwards of Florence, Alene Williamson of Wilmington, N.C., and Shirley Coble of Wilmington; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM FEBRUARY 4, 2016 EDITION
Frank Vollotton ‘Buddy’ Boulineau IV
Frank Vollotton “Buddy” Boulineau IV, 42, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River following a sudden illness.
Born on Nov. 26, 1973, in Myrtle Beach, he was the son of Frank V. Boulineau III and Elizabeth Witherspoon Boulineau.
Mr. Boulineau worked in the food service division of Boulineau’s IGA Grocery Store in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors, including his parents of North Myrtle Beach, are his wife, Dawn Tassi Boulineau of Little River; two sons, Frank V. Boulineau V of Little River and Jack Edwards Peters of Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister, Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Mixon and her husband the Rev. Charles “Cliff” Mixon of Conway; one niece, Madison Elizabeth Mixon of Conway; one nephew, Jackson Charles Mixon of Conway; and one uncle, Jack B. Witherspoon and his wife Linda of North Myrtle Beach.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach with Pastor Dr. Wayne Brown and the Rev. Cliff Mixon officiating. Committal services followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach Building Fund, 200 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or to Sea Haven, P.O. Box 600, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Timothy Allen Bowie
Timothy Allen Bowie, 47, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born on May 14, 1968, in Alexandria, Va., and grew up in Damascus, Md., he was the son of Rita Ley and Washington “Tony” Bowie.
Mr. Bowie worked as a lecturer in the Wall College of Business at Coastal Carolina University in Conway and was a current doctoral candidate at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Stacie Bowie; one daughter, Courtney Bowie; one son, Dillon Bowie; his mother, Rita Ley; his step-father, Richard Ley; and his father, Washington “Tony” Bowie.
Mr. Bowie enjoyed his time in the classroom, specifically working with each and every one of his students. He was a dedicated husband and father, a son of whom to be proud and a great friend to those who knew him. Even though much shorter than everyone hoped, his life was full of excitement, adventure and love and is one worth celebrating.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, at Lee Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Coastal Educational Foundation (the fundraising foundation for Coastal Carolina University - http://www.coastal.edu/cef/). The family will decide at a later time which specific funds within the foundation will best represent his passions.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

John W. Harrison
John W. Harrison, 86, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2016.
Born on April 21, 1929, in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of Weldon and Vera Harrison.
After serving with the U.S. Navy in Meteorology during the Korean War, he earned his bachelor degree in chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, and in 1962, his Ph.D.in chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Harrison launched a successful career with Exxon Chemical, making significant contributions to the development of plastics. He rose to vice president of Exxon Biomedical Sciences, overseeing health and environmental research worldwide. In 1991, he and his wife built their retirement home in North Myrtle Beach. He served his community in retirement, helping to improve the K-12 science curriculum for the Horry County School District. A passionate supporter of advanced education, he established a fellowship for graduate students pursuing research in chemistry and biochemistry at Carnegie Mellon. He was an avid golfer. He served for many years as a board member and ultimately as president of The Surf Golf & Beach Club. Hobbies included gardening, cooking and reading.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons and daughters-in-law; four step-children and their spouses; and 15 cherished grandchildren.
Respecting John’s wishes, a private memorial service was held for the immediate family.
Donations may be made in his memory to “The John and Nancy Harrison Graduate Legacy Fellowship in Chemistry and Biochemistry” at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Mary Virginia Blanton Hill
Mary Virginia Blanton Hill, 83, of Fairmont, N.C., died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, N.C.
Born on June 10, 1932, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Blanton and Ina Hooks Blanton.
She was predeceased by one son, Randy Hill; and one brother, Harris Blanton.
She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Norris (Terry) of Loris and Ginny Oxendine (Shaun) of Orrum, N.C.; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, at Gapway Cemetery in Tabor City, N.C.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Harry M. Livingston Jr.
Harry M. Livingston Jr., 72, of Longs passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Jan. 26, 1944, in Wilmington, N.C., he was the son of Mary B. Livingston and the late Harry M. Livingston Sr.
A loving son and devoted brother, Mr. Livingston loved people and enjoyed making friends.  He loved his church, Lakeside Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach, and looked forward to every service he was able to attend.
After retiring from the family seafood business, Mr. Livingston enjoyed working part-time in local grocery stores and Old Navy. As his health declined, he enjoyed watching the news and stock market reports. In 1991, his parents gave a home in his honor to Horry County Special Needs and Disabilities, which became the first group home for special needs adults in Horry County.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Livingston of Longs; one sister, Sylvia Kenney of Longs; his best friend, Leah Page of Aynor; his extended family, Tony, Mounira and David Kamar, all of Ash, N.C., Phil, Joni and Phillip Smith, all of Fayetteville, N.C., and Jeannie Hamrick of Little River; Aunt Nova Bellamy of Phillipsburg, N.J.; Uncle Edwin and Aunt Lois Bellamy of Little River; Aunt Ruby Livingston of Myrtle Beach; and very beloved cousins, Sherrie, Shawn, Liz, Wyatt and Logan Bellamy, all of Little River, Tim and Pauline Bellamy of Manville, R.I., Portia Bellamy of Charlotte, N.C., and Steve and Pam Quinn of LaJolla, Calif., Margaret Beam of Newland, N.C., Martin and Margaret Bellamy of Myrtle Beach and many more loving cousins in New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Rhode Island and California; and  his very special pet, Fussy.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Po, Dr. Pyle and all the staff of McLeod Loris Hospital; and all the staff of Loris Rehab and Nursing Center in Loris for their kindness and compassionate care of Mr. Livingston during his illness.
The family received friends from 10 to 10:50 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, at Lakeside Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. The service was held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Craig, the Rev. Anthony Poston and Dr. Paul Alverson officiating. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lakeside Baptist Church, 615 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or to Holy Trinity Catholic School, 1760 Living Stones Lane, 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.

Ronaly J. ‘R.L’ Livingston
Ronaly J. “R.L.” Livingston, 51, of the Poplar Community in Longs passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.
Born on Aug. 31, 1964, he was the son of Lorene Livingston and the late Dallas Jefferson Livingston.
Mr. Livingston’s enthusiasm and passion for life touched all who knew him. He developed a love of automobiles at an early age which continued into his adult years. Whether he was going on an impromptu fishing trip or enjoying a game of cards he was always polished and well put together. His charisma and passion for life made him a magnet to all who knew him. His presence would fill a room and along with his brothers he was always the life of the party. He lived large and was truly an original.
Mr. Livingston was a beloved father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. He will be remembered by those who loved and adored him for his indomitable spirit.
He is survived by four children, Ronnie Wilson Livingston of Longs, Shinees Livingston of Loris, Ashley Livingston of Philadelphia, Pa., and Jaron Livingston of Philadelphia; two step-children, Shondria Bellamy and Briosha Bellamy, both of Longs; six sisters, Addie “Laura” Livingston, Rosie Livingston, Rose (C.J.) Vaught, Beverly (Edward) Edge, Mable Livingston and Feve Livingston; six brothers, D.J. Livingston, Dalton (Felicia) Livingston, Dallas (Rhodell) Livingston, Cedric Livingston, Al (Judy) Vereen and Clifton (Vera) Livingston; five aunts, Blossie Mae Greer, Sarah Livingston, Janie Gore, Marilyn Livingston and Martha Livingston; four uncles, Leroy (Fennie) Livingston, Paul (Susie) Livingston, Johnny (Reatha) Livingston and Lewis (Myrtle) Livingston; a special place in his life was held by Laura Belle Burke, Dover Livingston, Devon (Brandie) Livingston, Valerie Chestnut-Bellamy, Loretta Hemingway, Tyress Bellamy, Chris Livingston, Chad Williams, “Worm”, Travis, Vondell and Sandy Chestnut; and a host of loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A viewing was held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan 29, at Latimer’s Funeral Home in Conway.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan 30, at Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church in Longs with a reception following.
Condolences may be sent to Clifton Livingston, 2169 Live Oak Road, Longs, S.C. 29568.
The family is accepting donations at https://www.gofundme.com/f72pw838.

Lauris Hugh Powell
Lauris Hugh Powell, 82, of Falls Church, Va., passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia after an illness.
Surviving are three daughters, Cynthia, Patricia and Diana, all of the North Myrtle Beach area; and one brother, Milford Powell and his wife Becky Stowe Powell of North Myrtle Beach.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time and will be announced at a later date.

Catherine G. Riebesehl
Catherine G. Riebesehl, 88, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Aug. 14, 1927, in Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Emil and Kathryn Nugent Dutt.
She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach and the Ladies Guild and the Ladies Auxiliary of Calabash VFW Post #7288 in Calabash, N.C.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Harold R. Riebesehl; two sons, Robert Riebesehl and Raymond Riebesehl; two daughters, Geraldine Olsen and Loretta Butler; one brother, Jack Dutt; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 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 served the family.

Charles Edwin Rowell
Charles Edwin Rowell, 75, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.g
Mr. Rowell was born in Myrtle Beach. He was the son of the late Walter J. And Mattie Todd Rowell.
He was predeceased by one grandson, Steven Rowell; and one brother, Larry J. Rowell.   
Mr. Rowell was a sergeant with the North Myrtle Beach Police Department and was the owner and operator of Rowell Building Contractors.
Surviving are his wife, Frances Rowell of North Myrtle Beach; one son, Charles Edwin Rowell II of North Myrtle Beach; three daughters, Virginia Rowell Mishoe and Karen Elizabeth Rowell, both of North Myrtle Beach, and Deborah Conroy of Myrtle Beach; one sister, Carolyn Elizabeth McKenzie of North Myrtle Beach; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at McMillan Small Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Walter Eugene ‘Gene’ Vereen
Walter Eugene “Gene” Vereen, 71, of Little River died on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Aug. 18, 1944, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Cleveland Wilson and Naomi Grainger Vereen.
Mr. Vereen was a Mason and a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Julie Espinoza Vereen; one son, Anthony Vereen and his wife Kimberly; one daughter, LaTonya Vereen; one brother, Charles Vereen; six grandchildren, Stephanie, Jeffrey, Savanna, Stormie, Charlie and Makayla; two great-grandchildren, Hayleigh and Ava; and his four-legged friends, Giget, Whiskers, Casper, Tinker Bell and Baby Girl.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, at Lee Funeral Home.  Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, in the funeral home chapel.  Burial followed at Pleasant Plain Cemetery in the Brooksville section of Little River.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 28, 2016 EDITION
Juanita Bennett Bellamy
Juanita Bennett Bellamy, 90, of Calabash, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.
Born on Sept. 10, 1925, in Brunswick County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late George Martin and Veola Bennett.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Arthur W. Bellamy; and one brother, Frank Bennett.
Survivors include two sons, Martin Bellamy (Margaret) of Myrtle Beach and Milton Bellamy of Calabash; one daughter, Marsha B. Benton (Wayne) of Ash, N.C.; one brother, George Bennett of Calabash; one sister-in-law, Jennie Bennett of Calabash; and one grandson, Brandon Benton (Morgan) of Ash.
A celebration of life service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Beulah Baptist Church where she was a lifetime member with the Rev. Foyd Bennett officiating. Interment was held in the Manley Bennett Cemetery.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., served the family.

Frank V. ‘Buddy’ Boulineau IV
Frank V. “Buddy” Boulineau IV, 42, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River following a sudden illness.
Born on Nov. 26, 1973, in Myrtle Beach, he was the son of Frank V. Boulineau III and Elizabeth Witherspoon Boulineau of North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Dawn Tassi Boulineau.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Jimmy Dale Causey
Jimmy Dale Causey, 62, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following a sudden illness.
Born on Jan. 6, 1954, in Mullins, he was the son of the late Lacy Odell Causey and Betty Lou Ward Causey of Loris.
In addition to his father he was predeceased by his wife, Judy Harrelson Causey.
Mr. Causey was a Baptist and had previously worked with Supreme Lighting in Mullins.
In addition to his mother he is survived by one brother, Michael Causey of Loris.
Funeral services were private.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Robert Anthony Gerken
Robert Anthony Gerken, 80, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.
Born on July 14, 1935, in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son of the late George and Angela Gorman Gerken.
Mr. Gerken was an army veteran and served in the merchant marines. He was originally from Kings Park, N.Y. He was an avid golfer and retired to North Myrtle Beach where he lived with his wife for the last 20 years.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marilyn; one son, Timothy; and one daughter, Sue and her husband Bill Farrell.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Embrace Hospice for their loving help during this time.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date at Tidewater Community Center 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.

Robert Larry ‘Greyman’ Grey
Robert Larry “Greyman” Grey, 69, of Longs died on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice House in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on July 3, 1946, in Florence, he was the son of the late Jesse J. Grey Jr. and Sara Putnam Grey.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Joanne N. Grey.
He is survived by one brother, Dan B. Grey (Marilyn); one sister, Libby G. Alonge (Pepper); and three step-sons, Bobby Nance (Dora), Scott Nance (Sandy) and Chris Nance (Alexander Roberts).
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to SECU Hospice House, 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 served the family.

Curtis Ray Hanes
Curtis Ray Hanes, 58, of Little River passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.
Born on April 17, 1957, in Winston-Salem, N.C., he was the son of the late Jackson and Lois Hanes.
Mr. Hanes was the owner and operator of C&E Grooming Salon.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Emily Hanes; one son, Kevin C. Hanes; one brother, Steve R. Hanes; two sisters, Betty S. Hargus and Pearline H. White; and one cousin, Hazel H. Perrell.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel followed by a visitation.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Lisa Wray Howsare
Lisa Wray Howsare, 50, of Longs died on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was the daughter of Ronald and Lois Carter Wray.
In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband of 32 years, William J. (Billy) Howsare; one son William (Nicole); one daughter, Lauren; one brother, Ron (Becky); one sister, Rhonda (Ashby); two grandchildren, Jaycee and Zoey; and her mother in-law, Mary Allen.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Lee Funeral Home.  
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the North Myrtle Beach High School Baseball Program, 3750 Sea Mtn. Hwy., Little River, S.C. 29566.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Darrell ‘Captain Jack’ Lofland
Darrell “Captain Jack” Lofland, 61, of Calabash, N.C., died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.
Born on March 23, 1954, in Weirton, W.V., he was the son of Mary Lou Shakley Lofland and the late Darrell B. Lofland.
In addition to his mother he is survived by two sisters, Kathleen Lyons (James) of Farmingville, N.Y., and Karen Brady (Pat) of North Myrtle Beach; three nephews, Richard Lyons, James Lyons and Kyle Brady; and two nieces, Lisa D’Angelo and Ashley Crumblin.
Services were private.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., served the family.

Jane Teresa Mangone
Jane Teresa Mangone, 69, a long time resident of North Myrtle Beach and of New Rochelle, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, after a long illness.
Born on Feb. 12, 1946, in Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of Marion and Ralph Howe.
She was predeceased by her parents and a sister.
Mrs. Mangone was a graduate of St. Raymond’s High School. On Dec. 11, 1965, she was married to Henry Mangone.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Henry Mangone; one daughter, Deborah Banks and her husband John of New Rochelle; three grandchildren, William Banks, Jillian Banks and Matthew John Banks; and many family, friends and pets.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church on 8th Avenue North and Highway 17 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.

Clifford Lee Morgan Sr.
Clifford Lee Morgan Sr., 78, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at his home following an illness.
Born on Aug. 22, 1937, in Rumble, W.V., he was the son of the late Estil Morgan and the late Margarette Perdue Morgan.
He was predeceased by his wife, Patsy Yeager Morgan; and one sister, Reba Dolin.
Mr. Morgan worked as a coal miner and attended Father’s Cup Ministries.
Survivors include four sons, Clifford Morgan Jr. of Loris, Randy Morgan, Richie Morgan and Scotty Morgan, all of West Virginia; three daughters, Velda Poston and her husband Thomas of Loris, Laura Snyder and Patty Lewis, both of West Virginia; many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Sebert Morgan of North Myrtle Beach, Frank Morgan and Estil Morgan, both of Ohio; and one sister, Virgie Dolin of Ohio.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Ronnie William Nixon
Ronnie William Nixon, 72, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Trident Health System in Charleston following a sudden illness.
Born on Oct. 16, 1943, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late Troy William Nixon and the late Gladys Ray Nixon.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Bobby Nixon and Danny Nixon.
Mr. Nixon was an entrepreneur and enjoyed buying and selling across the southeast. He was a member of New Home Baptist Church and a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara G. Nixon of the home; two sons, Michael William Nixon and his wife Tami of Loris and Mark Nixon of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Joshua William Nixon and his wife Stephanie of Conway, Matthew Nixon and his wife Jenna of Green Sea and Micheal Altman of Loris; two great-grandchildren, Noah Nixon of Green Sea and Mikala Altman of Loris; and one sister, Helen Nixon of Pageland.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at New Home Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Atkinson officiating. Committal services will be private. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service and again immediately following the service at New Home Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be made to New Home Baptist Church, 1685 Hwy. 139, Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Melissa Ann Smith
Melissa Ann Smith, 34, of Aynor passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family.
Born on March 13, 1981, in Marion, she was the daughter of Grace Rabon of Longs and the late Charles Bryant Smith.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two children, Wyatt Lane Cook and Danni Lynn Cook; four brothers, Sammy Charles Smith, Jason Bryant Smith, Brian Smith and Michael Charles Smith, all of Galivants Ferry; three sisters, Kristi Johnson of Galivants Ferry, Jeanie Daniels (Greg) of Longs and Pamela Smith Eleuteri (Ronnie) of Longs; one niece; several nephews; and other extended family.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Chris Johnson officiating.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Conway Medical Center Foundation, 300 Singleton Ridge Road, Conway, S.C. 29526 or by visiting www.cmcfoundationsc.com.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Mercy Care Hospice for their wonderful help in their time of need.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, served the family.

Jerry Bud Stevens
Jerry Bud Stevens, 60, of Nichols passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at his home.
Born on Nov. 5, 1955, in Loris, he was the son of the late Sam Stevens Jr. and the late Letha Price.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Timmy Stevens.
Mr. Stevens was employed with C.A. Timbes Vending Co. for 27 years where he worked as a supervisor. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandson.
Survivors include two sons, Jeremy Stevens and Jordan Stevens (Nakita), all of Loris; one grandson, Remington Stevens of Loris; one brother, Jimmy Stevens (Kerri) of Galivants Ferry; and his aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, at Calvary Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

John William ‘Jack‘ Strang
John William “Jack” Strang, 73, of Loris died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris after a long hard battle with cancer and other ailments.
Born in 1942, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Mary Strang.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Peggy Strang.
He is survived by his wife, Annick Strang; one daughter, Rachel Strang Harn; and two sons, Daniel and Johnny; four brothers, Lloyd, Dan, William and Paul; one sister, Mary Lou; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. Strang served in the U.S. Air Force and worked and retired from GM. He loved golfing, playing cards, horse racing, casinos, traveling, spending time with family and friends and volunteering with several organizations. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
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.

Walter E. ‘Gene’ Vereen
Walter E. “Gene” Vereen, 71, of Little River passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at his home.
He was born on Aug. 18, 1944.
Survivors include his wife, Julie E. Vereen; one son, Anthony E. Vereen (Kimberly) of Little River; one daughter, Latonya J. Vereen of Little River; six grandchildren, Stephanie R. Vereen (David Rodgers) of Rock Hill, Jeffrey D. Vereen of Conway, Savanna M. Vereen of Little River, Charles R. Vereen and Makayla J. Vereen, both of Florida, and Stormie S. Gray of Little River; two great-grandchildren, Hayleigh A. Vereen of Little River and Ava M. Rodgers of Rock Hill.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
 
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 21, 2016 EDITION
Frances Mae Davis
Frances Mae Davis, 78, of Little River died on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016.
Born on Jan. 9, 1937, in Martinsburg, W.V., she was the daughter of the late John Edward and Dorothy P. Kitchen Palmer Sr.
Mrs. Davis is survived by three children, Reece Davis, Michele Davis Gagne and Shelly Miller Wells; one brother, John E. Palmer; two sisters, Geraldine Gilroy and Jane Peregoy; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. In honor of Frances, if attending the memorial service, please wear something purple as it was her favorite color.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Frances Mae Davis Benefit, Horry County State Bank, 1300 2nd Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.  These funds will be used to fund a billboard that will be placed at Myrtle Beach Mall to help in the search for the person responsible for this terrible violence.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Richard Louis Duquette
Richard Louis Duquette, 71, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Angel House in Whiteville, N.C., following an illness.
Born on Dec. 26, 1944, in San Diego, Calif., he was the son of the late Edward L. Duquette and the late Ruth Rode Duquette.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Cynthia Garrell Duquette.
Mr. Duquette was a retired mortgage broker and a Catholic.
Survivors include one son, Steven Duquette of Jackson, N.J.; one brother, Edward Duquette of Daytona, Fla.; and one sister, Denise Duquette of Sarasota, Fla.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Eloise Reavis Goodnight
Eloise Reavis Goodnight, 85, of Little River went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.
Born on Jan. 23, 1930, in Landis, N.C., she was the only child of Lillie Almond Reavis and Condy Reavis.
Mrs. Goodnight finished Landis High School in May 1947. On March 6, 1949, she married her true love, Robert Bruce “Bob” Goodnight, after he returned from duty in the U.S. Navy.  It was love at first sight that lasted 66 years and they were true soulmates. Where you saw one, the other was never far away. They moved to Myrtle Beach in 1959 and moved around for several years, but returned to live here in 1984.  They had no children, but claimed as their own, Deanna and Joseph Robertson, who took care of them as long as they lived. Eloise and Bob worked together for years. In 1985 they joined Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach where they served as deacons and volunteers. Eloise was a life member of VFW Post #10804, where she served as chaplain and as a volunteer.  
Eloise lived at Reflections Assisted Living in Carolina Forest for the last 11 months.  She loved it there.  
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow in North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice, 1318 Third Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Joan Wright Harrelson
Joan Wright Harrelson, 87, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at the Loris Rehab and Nursing Center in Loris following an illness.
Born on June 6, 1928, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Mack Dillon Wright and the late Isabelle Boyd Wright.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Winston Harrelson; one sister, Earldean Norris; and two brothers, M.D. Wright and Bobby Wright.
Mrs. Harrelson was a homemaker and attended Simpson Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Loris. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Spivey and her husband Dale of Tabor City, N.C., Wanda Suggs and her husband Bill of Loris and Pam Harrelson of North Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren, Barry Suggs and his wife Kelly of Loris, Kevin Suggs and his wife Laura of Summerville, Jennifer Spivey of Tabor City and Scott Spivey of Tabor City; and two great-grandchildren, Carter R. Suggs of Nichols and Bailey Jordan of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, at Twin City Memorial Gardens mausoleum in Loris with the Rev. Mark Hughes officiating. Visitation was held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, at Hardwick Funeral Home prior to services.
Memorials may be made to the Carter Cemetery Trust, P.O. Box 65, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Harold Lee Long
Harold Lee Long, 82, of North Myrtle Beach  passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on May 28, 1933, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late Wriston and Therie Connell Long.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Julia Black Long; and one son, David Long.
Mr. Long served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He spent his career in the automotive business as a service manager and also as an auto manufactory representative for the southeast.
Mr. Long and his wife moved from Charlotte to North Myrtle Beach in 1984.  He retired from the automotive industry in 1991, he loved every day living at the beach. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by one son, Norman Long of Monroe, N.C.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, at J.B. Tallent Funeral Home, 1937 Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28205.
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.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach and J.B. Tallent Funeral Home of Charlotte are serving the family.

Thomas James McCabe
Thomas James McCabe, 83, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Brightwater Retirement Community in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on Jan. 18, 1932, in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Thomas McCabe and the late Anna Egan McCabe.
Mr. McCabe served his country with courage and honor in the U.S. Navy and went on to work as an advertising executive with Benton and Bowles for 18 years and for R.J. Reynolds until his retirement. He was a member of the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Loris and a life member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Dwyer McCabe of Myrtle Beach; two sons, Peter McCabe of New Jersey and Thomas McCabe and his wife Niamh of New York; two daughters, Moire Dimartini and her husband Mark of New Jersey and Elizabeth Bell and her husband Doug of North Carolina; one step-son, John Dwyer and his wife Kathleen of Maryland; three step-daughters, Beth Garcia and her husband Charles of New Mexico, Diane Dwyer and her partner Craig Mader of Vermont and Amy Till and her husband John of Massachusetts; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection with Father D. Anthony Droze and Father Rick Labrecque officiating. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

John Charles Milthaler Sr.
John Charles Milthaler Sr., 87, of North Myrtle Beach died on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Dec. 12, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Walter and Ethel Hutton Milthaler.
Mr. Milthaler was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by two children, John C. Milthaler Jr. and Susan Hallman; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at King of Glory Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends following the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Monique A. Pain
Monique A. Pain, 76, of Little River died on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach.
Born on June 9, 1939, in France, she was the daughter of the late Pierre and Renee Langevin Aube.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Christian Pain; one son, Frank Pain; two daughters, Francine Heeron and Lydie Hedrick; two sisters, Elaine Suray and Michelle Peru´; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Herron.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Duane Thomas Skovinski
Duane Thomas Skovinski, 71, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.
Born on Feb. 12, 1944, in New London, Conn., he was the son of the late Vernon T. and Helen M. Skovinski.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one son, Jason Skovinski.
Mr. Skovinski was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed Sunday gatherings with his family. He was a skilled carpenter and owner of The Cabinet Shop in Loris.  He was an avid golfer and longtime fan of the New England Patriots.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah A. Skovinski of Loris; five children, Dyana S. Parker, Duane Skovinski II (Lisa), all of Connecticut, and Nicole Bergeron (Andrew) of Myrtle Beach, Jessica Mish of Little River and Krystal Eaddy (Marion Jr.) of Loris; 11 grandchildren, Joshua Buot (Clarissa), Nik Bath, Ryan Skovinski, Justin Skovinski, Taylor Turbeville, Caila Turbeville, Harley Mish, Kristian Skovinski, Sicily Eaddy, Maison Eaddy and Dean Skovinski; one great-grandchild, Arya Buot; one brother, Wesley Skovinski (Debbie) of Hawaii; and two sisters, Janice Sautter (George) of Conway and Carole Mejias (Angelo) of Connecticut.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Mary Davis Mercer Soles
Mary Davis Mercer Soles, 71, of Green Sea died on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Sept. 20, 1944, in Elizabeth City, N.C., she was the daughter of the late George Edward and Estelle Walker Davis.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, Billy Ray Mercer; one brother, Jim Davis; and one grandson, Samuel Ray Thompson.
Mrs. Soles was a member of Emerson Original Free Will Baptist Church where she served as church treasurer for 45 years.
She is survived by her husband, Jackie Soles of Green Sea; one son, Bill Mercer of Tabor City, N.C.; one daughter, Samantha Mercer Thompson (Roy) of Whiteville, N.C.; three brothers, Edward Davis, Alan Davis and Van Davis, all of Whiteville; three grandchildren, Benjamin Thompson, Caleb Thompson and Chloe Thompson; two step-children, Jacqueline Beck (Larry) of Nakina, N.C., and Avery Soles of Whiteville; five step-grandchildren, Larymi Beck, Janna Beck, Chrystal Soles, Tasha Grainger and Lander Soles; and eight step-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the funeral home chapel with burial following at McPherson Cemetery in Chadbourn, N.C.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.
 
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 14, 2016 EDITION
Nelda Bellamy Ward Bratcher
Nelda Bellamy Ward Bratcher, 82, of Longs died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Feb. 19, 1933, in North Myrtle Beach, she was the daughter of the late Hisen and Blanche Livingston Bellamy.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Robert L. Ward; and her second husband, S.G. Bratcher.
Mrs. Bratcher was a longtime member of Wampee Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Dianne Ward Hickman and Robin Ward Slate; one brother, Ellis Bellamy; one sister, Jackie McBride; two grandchildren, Morgan Hickman and Cody Slate; and two great-grandchildren, Hannah Hickman and Rand Hickman.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Susan Dawn Coburn
Susan Dawn Coburn, 58, of Loris died on Tuesday Jan. 5, 2016, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence following a brief illness.
Born on Aug. 23 1957, in Fairmont, W.V., she was the daughter of Norma (Brown) of Farmington and the late Donnell Davis.
In addition to her father she was predeceased by one brother, Gregory Davis.
Mrs. Coburn was educated in the local schools. In earlier years, she enjoyed traveling, arts and crafts and home decorating, however, nothing gave her more enjoyment than spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of more than 40 years, William Bill Coburn; two daughters, Erin Jo Martin (Timmy) of Jonesville and Christina Rose Beall (Glen) of Parkton, N.C.; five grandchildren; and one sister, Deanna Hayes of Mannington W.V.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, 1203 Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is serving the family.

Reginald Hampton ‘Reggie’ Davis
Reginald Hampton “Reggie” Davis, 75, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, doing what he loved to do at the end of a good day while on a cruise in the Caribbean. He passed away after a long year of complicated medical issues.
He is survived by his best friend, love of his life and wife of 55 years, Sally Davis; two children, Sheryl Burke and her husband Patrick and Rick Davis and his wife Farrah; two grandchildren whom he cherished, Sabra Elizabeth Bryant and Hunter Drake Davis; three step-grandchildren, Patrick Burke IV, Zach and Kamryn; one brother, Leon Davis and his wife Ann and their children; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Davis was a life member of Little River Elks Lodge, a lifetime member of Renfro Masonic Lodge #691 and a Shriner for as long as we can remember. He will be remembered because of the man he was. With a heart of gold, he was a soft spoken gentleman who always had a story to share and a kind word for everyone.
The family respectfully requests that no flowers be sent. Memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Check Broad Shoulders, 801 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, at St. Stephen’s to celebrate his life fittingly on his birthday.

Mary Louise Bullard Elliott
Mary Louise Bullard Elliott, 94, of Raleigh, N.C., died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Raleigh.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, A.V. Elliott Jr of Tabor City, N.C., and her parents, Wallace and Dula Leggette Bullard of Loris.
She is survived by her son, the Rev. Dr. Roger V. Elliott and his wife Jackie of Cary, N.C.; two granddaughters, Emily Elliott Dilday and her husband Mark of Cary and Jenny Collins and her husband Lewis of Goldsboro, N.C.; one much loved and devoted sister, Daphne Brook of Goose Creek and her husband Bob; four bright and beautiful great-grandchildren, Hannah, Hunter, David and Logan; and many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.
Mrs. Elliott and her husband were longtime members of Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Tabor City where they sang in the choir and volunteered many hours of service. She was a great cook who was always ready to help with meals. She provided transportation for those who needed to be taken to doctor visits or grocery shopping.
She was born and educated in Horry County. She attended Spartanburg Methodist College and the University of South Carolina and taught elementary school for 38 years, mostly in Green Sea. Her love and care for children were evident from their comments about her influence on their lives.
The family expresses gratitude to the staff of Woodland Terrace and Rex Rehab and Nursing Center for their excellent and compassionate care.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Tabor City. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul UMC, 410 E. 5th St., Tabor City, N.C. 28463.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

William L. Gilbert
William L. Gilbert, 85, of North Myrtle Beach and Charlotte, N.C., peacefully departed this world on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Lincolnton, N.C., Mr. Gilbert graduated and went on to serve in the U.S. Army, 11th Airborne Division and retired from Southern Bell with 33 years of service.
He was predeceased by his parents, Marshall and Annie; and one son, Mark.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty; one daughter, Michelle (Travis); two sons, Larry and Randy (Sheila); one brother, Jack (Beth); two sisters, Peggy (Bob) and Shirley (Bud); four grandchildren, Billy, Allison, Gillian and Nathaniel; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10, at Risen Christ Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach. A funeral service followed at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his name to Risen Christ Lutheran Church, 10595 Hwy. 17 N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572-5712 or The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available online at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Elenore Theresa ‘Butch’ Girard
Elenore Theresa “Butch” Girard, 76, of Calabash, N.C., died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 8, 1940, in Seat Pleasant, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles George and Evelyn Wells Penkert.
Mrs. Girard retired in 1993 as a supervisor with the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C.
Following retirement, she and her husband moved to Calabash in 1997.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Raymond A. Girard; three sons, Raymond A. Girard Jr.  (Young Mi) of Woodbine, Md., Michael S. Girard (Dylia) of Korea and Charles L. Girard (Kim) of Prince Frederick, Md.; one daughter, Theresa A. Ruzicka (Edward) of Lusby, Md.; one sister, Mary Frances Ryon of Carolina Shores, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach where she was a parishioner and member of The Legion of Mary.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel with a prayer vigil at 3:30 p.m.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to an animal shelter of your choice in memory of Mrs. Girard.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte, N.C., is serving the family.

Kenneth Lotz Hutton
Kenneth Lotz Hutton, 85, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.
He is survived by three children, Deborah Gerrity (Kevin), Karen Stant (Neil) and Kenneth Hutton (Marie); six grandchildren, Jessica, Kelli, Kimberly, Chase, Kenny and Travis; and two great-grandchildren, Ellie and Hutton.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in North Myrtle Beach.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Carl R. Kirkpatrick
Carl R. Kirkpatrick, 75, of Little River died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Dec. 20, 1940, in Malden, Mass., he was the son of the late Roger and Winnie Kirkpatrick.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was a resident of Little River for 21 years. He retired from Norwalk, Conn., fire department after 25 dedicated years of service.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Norma Fedele Kirkpatrick; one daughter, Shannon Trunck of Florida; two sons, Carl Kirkpatrick and Jason Kirkpatrick, both of Florida; two step-children, Patti Olivia and Cathy Jagoe  (Thomas Jr.) of Connecticut and California; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
There was no service at the request of Mr. Kirkpatrick.
Many thanks to Lower Cape Fear Hospice/Mercy Care for the absolutely wonderful care given at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Otis ‘Butch’ McCoig
Otis ‘Butch’ McCoig of Longs, previously of Oak Island, N.C., entered into the more immediate presence of the Lord on Saturday, Jan.9, 2016.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie McCoig; and two step-sons, Daniel Wiggins and Jason Wiggins.
A celebration of life will be held at the home of Paige and Rick Brown from 3 to 5 p.m. at 2 Augusta Drive in Oak Island on Saturday, Jan. 16.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Cecilia Margaret-Mary Ryan
Cecilia Margaret-Mary Ryan, 69, of Little River died on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Nov. 20, 1946, in Glasgow, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Gerard and Agatha Slevin McNally.
Mrs. Ryan was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Martin Ryan; two sons, Canal D. Ryan and Matthew G. Ryan; one daughter, Ellen E. Hayward; three brothers, Anthony McNally, Martin McNally and Joseph McNally; one sister, Marie T. Motch; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ruby Frances Brown Sarvis
Ruby Frances Brown Sarvis, 85, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on July 26, 1930, in Mullins, she was the daughter of the late Ben Brown and Eva Causey Brown.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edgar Rudolph “Scrooch” Sarvis; and one brother, William Ben Brown.
Mrs. Sarvis worked in farming and with IGA and was a longtime member of Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church.
Survivors include two children, Danny Sarvis of Loris and Lynda Snyder of Columbia; one grandson, Josh Snyder of Columbia; one sister-in-law, Ann Brown of Sumter; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Mark George officiating. Committal services were private. Visitation was held for one and one-half hours prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church, 937 Green Sea Road S., Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Frank D. Starace
Frank D. Starace, 63, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at his home.
Born on Aug. 12, 1952, in Queens, Long Island, he was the son of the late Frank and Dorothy Starace who were a city bus driver and stay at home seamstress mother.
Mr. Starace settled in the North Myrtle Beach area in 1990 to raise a family. He worked for the city of North Myrtle Beach Water Department until he retired in 2015 after 25 years of service.
Mr. Starace was an accomplished artist, a master auto and motorcycle mechanic and a gifted and talented carpenter. His passion for these interests began at a young age.
He was the proud father of Frankie, Marc (Erin) and Luke. He was the loving brother of Betty and Bill Rogers. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of North Myrtle Beach/Little River served the family.

Kathryn Ann Stohr
Kathryn Ann Stohr, 70, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Richburg, N.Y., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at her home.
Born on Feb. 8, 1945, in Olean, N.Y., she was the daughter of Gloria M. Stohr and the late Harold G. Stohr.
Mrs. Stohr retired from the Social Security Administration after more than 35 years of service. She was a member of the Daughters of The American Revolution. She was a passionate member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by her daughter, Dahel A. Griswold and her wife Susan M. Griswold of Rock Hill; one son, Lance G. Griswold and his wife Eileen Griswold of Hastings, NE; one sister, Nancy Coulmas of Bloomsburg, Pa.; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Mary Jean Thomas
Mary Jean Thomas, 91, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Compass Post Acute Care Rehabilitation in Conway.
Born on April 26, 1924, in Asheville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Vernon LeRoy and Mary Priscilla Preston Stewart.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Charles Thomas Jr.
Mrs. Thomas was a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include one daughter, Priscilla Ann Divo of North Myrtle Beach; and one sister, Betty Eaton of Myrtle Beach.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the First Baptist Church. Interment followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Evelyn Thomas Long Ward
Evelyn Thomas Long Ward, 81 of Tabor City, N.C., died on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on March 6, 1934, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Nolan Long and Inez Nobles Long.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Carl Junior Ward.
She is survived by two sons, Dale Ward (Wanda) of Tabor City and Chris Ward (Sharon) of Green Sea; four daughters, Linda Bryant (Michael Causey) of Green Sea, Teresa Suggs (Ricky) of Loris, Cindy King (Terry) of Ash, N.C., and Tammy Black (Donald) of Green Sea; one brother, Nathan Long of Chadbourn, N.C.; four sisters, Doris Strickland of Cerro Gordo, N.C., Brenda Hilbourn of Cerro Gordo, Velma Spruill of Plymouth, N.C., and Debbie Etheridge of Whiteville; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at New Horizon Worship Center in Tabor City. Burial followed at Carolina Cemetery in Green Sea.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail Road, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Mary T. Zakett
Mary T. Zakett, 88, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on March 17, 1927, in Ossining, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John and Julia Tobin MacElroy.
She is survived by four sons, Donald Zakett, David Zakett, Bruce Zakett and Glenn Zakett; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Adam Zakett; one daughter, Susan Travis; and three brothers.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1105 48th Ave. N., Suite 109, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 7, 2016 EDITION
Daniel Mason Arnold
Daniel Mason Arnold, 61, of Little River died on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Nov. 19, 1954, in Bamberg, he was the son of Henry Albert and Helen Angelo Arnold Jr.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 23 years, Beth Beckmann Arnold; one son, Jason Arnold (Kendra); one daughter, Danielle Getchel (Curt); three brothers, Rick Arnold, Hank Arnold and Jeff Arnold; one grandchild, Aedan Getchel; and a special friend until the end, Susan Luckman.
Services will be private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, N.C. 28422 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Rosa Nell Chestnut
Rosa Nell Chestnut, 59, of Longs died on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church in Longs. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Latimer’s Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Sandra Batey Cole
Sandra Batey Cole, 59, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
Mrs. Cole was the wife of Thomas S. Cole and the mother of Julia Cole.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Joseph B. Gallagher
Joseph B. Gallagher, 85, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Anderson Oaks in Conway.
Born on Jan. 24, 1930, in Boston, Mass., he was the son of the late Joseph John and Lillian G. Boyden Gallagher.
Mr. Gallagher was a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Korean War. He was a self-employed accountant for 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Lee Watson Gallagher; one son, Joseph J. Gallagher and his wife Marie of Warner Robbins, Ga.; one daughter, Donna Newton and her husband Bruce of Newnan, Ga.; three step-sons, David Dysinger and his wife Angie of New Bern, N.C., Daniel Dysinger and his wife Kirsten of Raleigh, N.C., and Donovan Dysinger and his wife Katrina of New Bern; one step-daughter, Julie Rogers and her husband Matthew of Greentown, Ind.; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Florence National Cemetery in Florence. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Betty K. Griffin
Betty K. Griffin, 77, of Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 19, 1938, in Fair Play, she was the daughter of the late Carl Hampton and Junie Faye Grant King Sr.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Dr. John C. Griffin; two brothers, Wayne King and Carl H. King Jr.; and five sisters, Bobbie Kay Burriss, Jeanette Donald, Jewell Pittarelli, Doris Moore and Wendell King Stancil.
She is survived by one daughter, Alexis Ballard of North Myrtle Beach; one brother, Hoke King; and two granddaughters, Emmalee Grace Ballard and Serrah Roxann Ballard.
A memorial celebration will be announced at a later date.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Meta Grainger Hyatt
Meta Grainger Hyatt, 87, of Loris passed away on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
Born on Aug. 30, 1928, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Flossie and Ernest Grainger.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband of almost 50 years, Frank Burroughs Hyatt, with whom she farmed and raised two daughters.
Mrs. Hyatt  was a hard worker and an active leader at Gurley Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school, the women’s class and Vacation Bible School. She sang whenever possible.
Mrs. Hyatt was a woman ahead of her time. She modeled determination, self-confidence and strength of character. She shared her opinions freely and unabashedly with anyone and encouraged others to do the same.
As a widow, Mrs. Hyatt moved off the farm and developed a taste for traveling and other adventures around the country with new friends. She demonstrated a quick wit and a degree of stamina that wore out most everyone around her regardless of their age. She loved working in the yard, taking care of her flowers and pear trees and watching birds.
In later life, she fell in love again and married the Rev. A.D. Grainger of Conway, who also predeceased her.
In more recent years, she took great joy in being able to rejoin Mt. Zion Baptist Church, the church in which she was raised as a child. On most days you could find her out enjoying lunch at Webster’s or Cracker Barrel and then shopping.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Hardee of Loris and the Rev. Kimberly Hyatt (Jane Freedman) of Jacksonville, Fla.; one grandson, Jonathan Hardee (Heidi); and two great-grandchildren, Avery Hardee and Emma Grace Hardee of Loris; two sisters, Jo Holland of Florence and Gail Rhodes (Larry) of Loris; two children of A.D. Grainger, Donald Grainger (Linda) of Conway and Nancy Salyer (Ed) of Buffalo, Minn.
She was predeceased by one sister, Mildred Bell; and three brothers, Harvey Grainger, Shelton Grainger and J.C. Grainger.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. David Watts officiating. Entombment followed in the Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Loris.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service in the church sanctuary.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchguneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Ella Faye Bellamy Ritter
Ella Faye Bellamy Ritter, 79, of Belton, Texas, passed from this earth and was admitted by God into heaven on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016.
Born on June 6, 1936, on a tobacco farm in the community of Longs, she was the daughter of the late Robert Llewellyn Bellamy and the late Claudie Belle Cox Bellamy.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by four brothers, Ralph Roosevelt, James Olin and infant twins, John Taylor and Jack Walden.
Mrs. Ritter was a woman of love, compassion and inclusion.  She never spoke badly of anyone, was always helpful and was generous to a fault.  She regularly attended the Methodist church in her small South Carolina community along with her parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins. As an adult she was active in various church programs in numerous communities where she lived.
Prior to her death she was the devotional leader at Park Place Nursing Home for Belton United Methodist Church outreach program in Belton where she had been a supporting member for several years. She was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi and held leadership positions in chapters in Tomah, Wisconsin, and San Antonio, Texas, New Braunfels, Texas, and Temple, Texas.
Mrs. Ritter was a voracious reader having read hundreds, if not thousands, of books. She was entertained by the storyline but also enjoyed the way in which the author crafted words into sentences.  She read the world’s most popular book, the “Holy Bible”, from cover to cover and classics such as “Gone With the Wind” on multiple occasions. She motivated, by example, both sons to become avid readers. Travel was another passion. Mrs. Ritter traveled to all but four of the 50 states and to many countries in Europe as well as Canada and Mexico.
One of her many passions was her large extended family. Growing up, 12 aunts and uncles and 60 first cousins, all living within close proximity, provided adult supervision and instant playmates. She thought of each of them as her own parents or brothers and sisters. In her travels she often stopped to visit an aunt, uncle or cousin.  She enjoyed the large family gatherings and was a catalyst in organizing reunions when she believed one was needed.
Mrs. Ritter was a wonderful wife and a great mother.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Howard Dale; two sons, Michael Dale and his wife Thirza Jane, and their children, Tristan Adam, Abigail Grace, Ella Catherine and Anna Elizabeth, all of Houston, Texas, and Gregory Paul, and his daughter, Joy Niko, of Austin; two sisters, Mary Evelyn Panecki of Longs and Emma Jean Goodman of Kershaw; five brothers and their spouses are George Robert and Shirley of Columbus, Ga.,  Carlisle Llewellyn and Laverne of Longs, Marshall Wayne and Judy of Longs, William Dott and Maxine and John Hardin (Sonny) and Tammy of Loris; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family received visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the funeral home.   The funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Dossman Funeral Home.
Dossman Funeral Home of Belton served the family.

Brandon Douglas Sarvis
Brandon Douglas Sarvis, 32, of Whiteville, N.C., died on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at his home.
Born on Oct. 24, 1983, in Horry County, he was the son of Phil Sarvis of Whiteville and Beverly Lovette Sarvis of Texas.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Shelton “Bill” Sarvis; and his maternal grandparents, Guy and Vivian Lovette.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his step-mother, Joyce Sarvis of Whiteville; two step-brothers, Shannon McNair of Whiteville and Jason McNair of Wilmington, N.C.; his paternal grandmother, Ila Mae Sarvis of Green Sea; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at Abundant Life Assembly of God in Whiteville.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, at Abundant Life Assembly of God. Burial followed in the Lovette Cemetery in Green Sea.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C., served the family.

William Ernest Shay
William Ernest Shay, 67, of Nichols died on Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
He was born on May 24, 1948.
Mr. Shay was retired military, having served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Air Force. He loved the Lord and attended the First Assembly of God Church in Loris. He served on the board of directors of Anderson Oaks and was a foster parent for the state of South Carolina. He loved reading and was a frequent visitor to the local library. Mr. Shay also loved playing Santa Claus. He will be missed by his family and his many friends.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Stroud Shay; four daughters, Tasha Edwards of Cherry Grove, Dawn Shay Ford and her husband Mike, Marcie Deleon-Shay and her husband Maynor and Christie Shay Glasgow and her husband Jason; and eight grandchildren, Sarah, Laura, Brian, Martha, Philip, Clara, Jacob and Jackson.
A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at First Assembly of God Church in Loris.
Sign the online guest registry at www.cainfuneralhome.com.
Cain Funeral Home of Florence served the family.

Donna L. Ness Trimmer
Donna L. Ness Trimmer, 69, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.
Born on Sept. 23, 1946, in York, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Pershing and Catherine Ness.
Mrs. Trimmer graduated from Dallastown High School in 1964 and attended York College and Shippensburg University with bachelor and master degrees in education. She was a retired administrative assistant for Deeb and Fanning in Calabash, N.C. Earlier she worked as an office manager for Envirite Corporation in York. She was a teacher for Dallastown School District for seven years.
Survivors include her husband, Richard C. Trimmer of Little River; one daughter, Tiffani Kleiser of York; one grandson, Cade Burdette of York; one sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Donald Strine; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Kathy Trimmer and  Daniel and Cynthia Trimmer, all of York; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held on Jan. 9, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Lee Funeral Home Chapel, Little River.
Donations may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Martha Louise Hall Tyler
Martha Louise Hall Tyler, 91, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at Mullins Nursing Center in Mullins after an illness.
She has gone to her heavenly home.
Born on May 3, 1924, she was the daughter of the late William James and Martha Boyd Stevens.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husbands, William Henry Hall and Arthur Tyler; and one son, Norman Rudolph Hall.
She was the youngest of 14 siblings.
Mrs. Tyler’s love for children was exhibited by welcoming less fortunate children into her home until they could be reunited with their biological parents. She was an active member of Pleasant Plain Baptist Church in Brooksville.
Survivors include five children, Shirley H. Hooks (Gene) of Mullins, W.H. “Buddy” Hall Jr. (Brenda) of Melbourne, Fla., Betty H. Buckwell (Jimmy) of Little River, Frankie H. Vinciguerra of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., and Raymond Davis Hall (Donna) of Little River; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Mitchell Hall.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church in the Brooksville Community of Little River. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of Pleasant Plain Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Williams and the Rev. Chadwick Ivester officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Plain Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 1208, Little River, S.C. 29566.
Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 31, 2015 EDITION
Dr. Isidro J. Amigo MD
Dr. Isidro J. Amigo MD, 84, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at his residence.
Born on July 10, 1931, in Habana, Cuba, he was the son of the late Isidro and Georgina del Portillo Amigo.
Dr. Amigo lived in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1966 to 2002 where he practiced medicine. He retired to North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Wtulich Amigo; one daughter, Amanda Kogler and her husband Kyle; three sons, Isidro A. Amigo and his wife Debbie, Emilio M. Amigo and Roger Amigo and his wife Tasha; one sister, Lydia Amigo-Spaulding; one brother, Jorge Amigo and his wife Hattie; one niece, Maria; 10 grandchildren, Elisa, Braden, Cameron, Ashley, Austen, Megan, Morgan, Bronson, Brielle and Aidan; and one great-grandson, Grayson.
A mass of christian burial was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, at Our Lady Star of The Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the service at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Carlton Lowe Beck
Carlton Lowe Beck, 81, of Little River died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at Loris Rehab and Nursing Center.
Born on Nov. 1, 1934, in Lexington, N.C., he was the son of the late William Carlton and Elma Mason Beck.
Mr. Beck was a U.S. Air Force veteran and member of VFW Post 10840 in Little River.  He was an avid fisherman and gun collector. He was very active with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by one daughter, E. Denise Whidby, MD, and her husband Richard L. Whidby; two grandsons, Richard Andrew Whidby and Bryson Dale Whidby; and extended family/caregiver, Joyce Whidby, mother-in-law of E. Denise Whidby.  
Services were private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Julian McGee Boswell
Julian McGee Boswell, 75, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at the Medical University Hospital in Charleston.
Born on March 6, 1940, he was the son of the late Evons Julian Boswell and Amma Mae McGee Boswell.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Betty Ann Boswell and Judy B. Isgett; and one brother-in-law, Charles Isgett.
Mr. Boswell served in the United States Air Force and was the owner/auto mechanic of Boswell’s Automotive. He was an avid Clemson fan and enjoyed watching NASCAR. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include one daughter, Dana (Wayne) Weaver of Hartsville; one brother, Carroll (Patsy) Boswell of Darlington; several nieces and nephews; one special cousin, Dot Johnson; and one special friend, Shirley Huff.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Susan Johnson Memorial Fund, 311 Pearl St., Darlington, S.C. 29532.
Belk Funeral Home of Darlington served the family.

Albert ‘Layton’ Brown
Albert “Layton” Brown, 73, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at his home in Pireway, N.C.
Born on July 3, 1942, in Brunswick County, N.C., he was the son of the late Molly Williamson Hewett and Bert Hewett.
In addition to his mother and step-father, he was predeceased by one sister, Inez Hewett of Loris; and one brother, Neal Williamson of Tabor City.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda Smith Brown of Tabor City; two daughters, Melissa Long and her husband Jerry of Ash, N.C., and Michelle Formyduval and her husband Israel of Longwood, N.C.; and three grandchildren, John Long, Breanna Long and Canna Formyduval.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Pireway Freewill Baptist Church in Tabor City.  Burial followed in Pireway Methodist Church Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Jean Betty McIntosh Ember
Jean Betty McIntosh Ember, 87, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on July 1, 1928, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late John Douglas McIntosh and the late Sa-Martha Brockdorff McIntosh.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Edward R. McIntosh.
Mrs. Ember was the retired owner of A&M Secretarial Services and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Loris.
Survivors include her daughters, Diana Gillmore of Loris, Karen Hopkins and her husband Harry of Palm Coast, Fla., and Susan Henry and her husband Peter of Ithaca, N.Y.; one son, David Armstrong and his wife Vicki of McLean, Va.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many loving Brockdorff family members living all across the country.
Funeral services were private.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Loris, P.O. Box 425, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Patricia Ann Freise Frye
Patricia Ann Freise Frye, 84, of Loris passed away on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on April 12, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Albert Freise Sr. and Agnes LaFrancois Freise.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Donald Clarence Frye Jr.
Mrs. Frye worked as an operator and in customer service with AT&T until her retirement. She was a member of the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Loris. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.
Survivors include four sons, Christopher Russell Frye and his wife Kathy of Staten Island, N.Y., Richard Thomas Frye and his wife Tina of Middletown, N.J., Donald Clarence Frye III and his wife Julie of Wilkesboro, N.C., and Dennis C. Frye of Conway; one brother, Ernie Freise and his wife Sally of Pennsylvania; one sister, Gerri Freise of New York; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services with Deacon Jim Collins officiating was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Loris.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Steven Christopher Hefner
Steven Christopher Hefner, 67, of Calabash, N.C., died on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at his home.
Born on May 2, 1948, in Richmond, Calif., he was the son of the late Lawrence H. and Ruth F. Jones Hefner.
Mr. Hefner is survived by his wife of 29 years, Susan Bourdeau Hefner; two sons, Matthew S. Hefner and Raymond T. Hefner; one daughter, Amber Nicole Sivertsen; one brother, Jerry Don Hefner; and five grandchildren, Abigail Hefner, Kaleb Hefner, Logan Hefner, Tyler Sivertsen and Molly Sivertsen.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

John E. Izykowski
John E. Izykowski, 69, of Longs passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River after a long illness.
Born on Oct. 16, 1946, in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late John T. and Mary J. (Yakush) Izykowski.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Susan C. Izykowski; and his younger brother Robert.
Mr. Izykowski was a 1964 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School and a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College.  He served as a HAWK Fire Control Mechanic on missile radar systems in Korea during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1973.  Following his service in the Armed Forces, he began a career in the business and consumer electronics sector, finally retiring from Office Max in 2008.
Mr. Izykowski was a lover of the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, swimming and golfing. He loved spending time at the beach, in the mountains or on a cruise ship with his longtime love, Susan Weedmark. Prior to retiring, he spent many happy summers in the Adirondacks at the log home he and his family built together or on vacation in Maine, Cape Cod, Florida or Lancaster, Pa. In his retirement, he volunteered his time at several Grand Strand charitable organizations, worked part-time at local golf clubs and played golf, painted and traveled extensively.
He will be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor and his ability to make friends wherever he went, whether on a train in Austria, in line at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., or at a gas station in Lancaster. He will be especially missed because of his sensitive and caring nature and his willingness to do anything he could to help and support his friends, family and even total strangers.
Survivors include two daughters, Julia S. Izykowski of Summerville and Katie J. Izykowski of Moncks Corner; his longtime partner, Susan J. Weedmark of Longs; and four brothers, Thomas (Denise), Joseph, James (Deborah) and Richard (Linda), all of New York’s Capital District; one uncle; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received visitors following the service.  The funeral will be held later in upstate New York with interment following the ceremony at Memory’s Garden Cemetery in Colonie, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his name to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1710, New York, N.Y. 10122 (www.orcf.org) or to North Strand Helping Hand, P.O. Box 115, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597 (www.northstrandhelpinghand.org).
A guest book is available online at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Lee Barnes Harrell
Dorothy “Dot” Lee Barnes Harrell, 84, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at her residence.
Born in Rutherfordton, N.C., she was the daughter of Clarence Dixon and Sarah Douglas Barnes.
She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Harrell.
Mrs. Harrell was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach. She and her husband ran many businesses in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by three sons, Mike Harrell and his wife Wrynn of North Myrtle Beach,  Jeff Harrell of Columbia and Rick Harrell and his wife Susan of North Myrtle Beach;  one sister, Barbara Melvin and her husband Skeet of Kings Mountain, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Lauren, Adrienne, Anna, Rebecca, Joseph, Rachel, Melissa, Summer and Jeff Jr.; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
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McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Homer Lee Jordan
Homer Lee Jordan, 77, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015.
Born on July 3, 1938, in Cheraw, he was the son of James A. and Phoebe Grant Jordan.  
Survivors include two sisters, Eunice Privette and Joyce Simpson.
Services were private with the family.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Elsie Mut Miller
Elsie Mut Miller, 92, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at her residence.
Born on Jan. 10, 1923, in New Britain, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Jose Maria and Mary Catherine Bushe Mut.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Alfred William Miller; two sons, Daniel James Miller and Alan Richard Miller; and one brother, Joseph Mut.
Mrs. Miller was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include one granddaughter, Kristina Topel; three great-grandchildren, Michael Topel, Travis Topel and Amanda Topel; and one daughter-in-law, Irene Miller.
A mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, at Our Lady Star of The Sea Catholic Church. Entombment followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

William ‘Bill’ Grover Prince Jr.
William “Bill” G. Prince Jr., 81, of West Columbia went to be with his Heavenly Father after a brief illness on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015.
Born on July 15, 1934, in Loris, he was a son of the late William Grover and Corrie Cox Prince.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Jerry Prince of Loris.
Mr. Prince graduated from Loris High School, received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at the University of South Carolina and was a registered professional engineer and land surveyor in South Carolina. He was employed by the SC Department of Transportation where he served as materials engineer in the construction division during the construction of the interstate highway system in South Carolina. He was a member of several committees of the transportation research board. He was a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers where he filled various officer positions of the South Carolina Section of ASCE.
Mr. Prince was an active member of the Palmetto Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America and served as newsletter editor for a number of years.
He was a member of Saluda River Baptist Church in West Columbia where he served as church clerk and on various church committees. He was a past member of Bayview Baptist Church where he was a deacon, Sunday school teacher of the men’s class, church moderator and chairman of various church committees.
In retirement, Mr. Prince was passionate about his family history and produced a book for each of his grandchildren entitled “Who Are My Grandparents”. He also updated the Prince family history and published The Cox Family history. He also organized the Cox Family Reunion in Loris for the past 26 years.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Fay Moore Prince; two sons, William Gary Prince and his wife Janet, and granddaughters, Ashlan and Genna of West Columbia, and George Edward Prince and his wife Debbie, and grandson, Evan, and granddaughters, Dani and Megan of Laurens; one sister, Jean Prince Parker of North Myrtle Beach; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Saluda River Baptist Church on Monday, Dec. 21.  Burial was held at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Laurens.
Memorials may be made to the Family Life Center of Saluda River Baptist Church, 3459 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, S.C. 29169.
Friends may sign the online guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com.
Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington served the family.

Jimmy Clayton Roberts
Lt. Col. Jimmy Clayton Roberts (retired), 61, of Friendswood, Texas, died on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in a motorcycle accident.
Born on June 3, 1954, in Conway, he was the son of Lillian Hall and Sgt. Maj. William W. Roberts (retired).
Mr. Roberts graduated from USC in 1976 majoring in history. He had a 33 year military distinguished career split between the Air Force and Texas Air National Guard, flying OV-10, F-15, F-4, F-16 and Predator drone aircraft. He spent two and one-half years in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also patrolled the skies over New York City immediately after 9/11.
During his military career, he earned many awards and commendations including: Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Force Achievement Medal; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon; Combat Readiness Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Force Overseas Service Long Tour Ribbon; Air Force Training Ribbon; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Unit Award; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters;  National Defense Medal w/2 service stars; Iraq Campaign Medal with one service star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with five Oak Leaf Clusters; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one hourglass device; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with one service star; Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border; Texas Medal of Merit; Texas Governor’s Unit Citation with three devices; Texas Adjutant Generals Individual  Award with one device; Texas Faithful Service Medal with two devices.
Mr. Roberts loved to laugh and lived life passionately giving generously to family and friends.  His hobbies included reading, riding his Harley with the Sovereign Souls as Road Captain and spending time with his many friends.
He is survived by his beloved mother, Lillian Hall Roberts of Longs; one brother, William Roberts of Raleigh, N.C.
His dog, Romeo, held a very special place in his heart.
Funeral services are being held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, at Lee Funeral Home. A graveside service with the Air Force Honor Guard will follow at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers donations and/or contributions may be made to the Lone Survivor Foundation, 2636 S Loop West, Suite 280, Houston, TX 77054.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Brandon Douglas Sarvis
Brandon Douglas Sarvis, 32, of Whiteville, N.C., died on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at his home.
Born on Oct. 24, 1983, in Horry County, he was the son of Phil Sarvis of Whiteville and Beverly Lovette Sarvis of Texas.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Shelton “Bill” Sarvis; and his maternal grandparents, Guy and Vivian Lovette.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his step-mother, Joyce Sarvis of Whiteville; two step-brothers, Shannon McNair of Whiteville and Jason McNair of Wilmington, N.C.; his paternal grandmother, Ila Mae Sarvis of Green Sea; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Abundant Life Assembly of God in Whiteville.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24, at Abundant Life Assembly of God in Whiteville and burial followed in the Lovette Cemetery in Green Sea.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C., served the family.

Thurman ‘Jack’ Sullins
Thurman “Jack” Sullins, 83, of Longs went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Born on Aug. 6, 1932, in McDowell County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Howard D. Sullins and Ida James Sullins.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Gale Sullins; and three sisters, Marcelle Harless, Bonnie Ford and Jean S. Campbell.
Mr. Sullins grew up in the Toole Creek Section of Washington County, Va., and was a graduate of Greendale High School. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1959 with a BS degree in dairy science and also held a MS degree from the University of Virginia in education. He taught school in Woodbridge, Va., for 10 years and was the owner and operator of Sullins Furniture for 37 years. He served in the United States Navy from 1952-56. He lived in Woodbridge for 37 years before moving to Longs in 2006. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Woodbridge and attended Buck Creek Baptist Church in Longs.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, June Cullip Sullins of Longs; one daughter, Jacquelin “Jackie” Mikus and her husband Thomas of Woodbridge; one son, Jeffrey Sullins and his wife Angela of Meadowview, Va.; one sister, Joyce Sullins of Abingdon, Va.; two brothers, Howard O. Sullins and his wife Mabel of Chester, Va., and Ernie Sullins and his wife Carol of Marion, Va.; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn Mikus, Justin Sullins and Kendall Sullins; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Knollkreg Memorial Park with the Rev. Jerry A. Eggers officiating. The family received friends from 1 to 2:15 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Jeff Sullins, Justin Sullins, Thomas Mikus, Ernie Sullins, Nolan Sullins and Eddie McConnell.
Memorials may be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church, 11483 Hwy. 905 N., Longs, S.C. 29568 or Greendale Chapel, P.O. Box 1314, Abingdon, Va. 24212.
Frost Funeral Home of Abingdon served the family.

Rolland Eugene ‘Ron’ Swift
Rolland Eugene “Ron” Swift, 74, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born on April 5, 1941, in Millville, N.J.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Susan (Perks); and his twin brother, Roger Swift.
Mr. Swift graduated from Millville High School in 1959. Before his retirement, he worked for Wheaton Industries throughout the Midwest, New York and in Millville. He retired from Arrowpak, Inc. in New York City as vice president of sales.
In retirement, he pursued his love of golf and traveling. He was a collector of original art and also enjoyed painting. He was a past president of the Chicago Bow Hunters Association. He was an avid reader and supporter of the free public library system.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer (Roselle); three children, Bonnie Zimmerman (Dave), James R. Swift (Tiffany) and Erin Hemsley (Tom); six grandchildren, Stacey Ferrari, Caitlyn Ferrari, Chloe Swift, Parker Swift, Kaia Hemsley and Tyler Hemsley; two sisters, Carol Blystone (Bill) and Janice Hulitt (Brian); two step-daughters, Andrea Lookabaugh Rodi and Kathie Lookabaugh Smith, and their children, Erica and Allison Rodi and Drew Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Millville Public Library, 210 Buck St., Millville, N.J. 08332.
A private memorial service will be held with the family 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.

Ruth F. Walker
Ruth F. Walker, 93, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at Conway Medical Center in Conway after complications following open heart surgery.
She was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, on Oct. 10, 1922.
Mrs. Walker was in banking for 23 years and retired as vice president of operations for Diamond Savings Bank. She was active in several civic organizations and served in club, area, district and international positions for Zonta International. She served Zonta as International President from 1988-90. This position took her to five different continents and numerous countries. After joining, in 1993, she served Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church as a deacon, elder, on many different committees and in numerous capacitates over the last 22 years.
She is survived by her husband, Maynard W. Walker; two daughters, Charlotte F. Saunders of Columbus, Ohio, and Debra Taylor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sons, Marshall Walker of Marysville, Ohio, and Warren Walker of Little River; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.
Memorials may be made to the Zonta Foundation of Myrtle Beach for the Ruth F. Walker Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 51572, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29579 or to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 Sixth Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Harry Lee Wright
Harry Lee Wright, 76, of Loris passed away on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at the Angel House Hospice Care Center in Whiteville, N.C., following an illness.
Born on Feb. 21, 1939, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of Leo Wright and Lillie Strickland Wright.
Mr. Wright served his country in the United States Marine Corps. After the military, he worked as a construction contractor and attended Body of Believers Church in Loris.
Survivors include two sons, Harry Wright Jr. of Newport News, Va., and Jimmy Wright of Roanoke, Va.; two step-sons, Billy Shelley and Gene Shelley, both of Loris; five sisters, Mary Williamson and Lucille Wenger, both of Hampton, Va., and Faye Blanton of Carrollton, Va., Pearl Bell of Fair Play and Judy McPherson of Chadbourn, N.C.; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, Dobie Wright, Lloyd Wright, Harold Dean Wright and Robert Wright; and one sister, Alice Watts.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Body of Believers Church in Loris with the Rev. Rodney Strickland and the Rev. Lloyd Williamson officiating. The family will gather in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Angel House Hospice Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 24, 2015 EDITION
Kenneth Monroe Beasley
Kenneth Monroe Beasley, 73, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015.
Born on Sept. 27, 1942, in Robeson County, N.C., he was the son of the late Robert and Eunice Beasley.
He was predeceased by one brother, Ernie Beasley; and one sister, Alice Faye Horne.
Mr. Beasley was a member and a deacon of Buck Creek Baptist Church in Longs and was past chairman of the deacons.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris Hammonds Beasley of Loris; one son, Kenny Beasley and his wife Clara of Hopkins; three granddaughters, Kendra Beasley of Rock Hill and Sydney Beasley and Bailey Beasley, both of Hopkins; two great-granddaughters, Abigail and Zoey; and one brother, Lorenzo Beasley and his wife Geraldine of Leland, N.C.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Buck Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Allen officiating and Kenny Beasley providing the eulogy.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church, 11483 Hwy. 905 N., Longs, S.C. 29568.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Hilda Rae Wright Bullock
Hilda Rae Wright Bullock, 75, of Loris went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence surrounded by members of her family, church family and friends of the Lord.
Born on July 15, 1940, in Tabor City, N.C., she was the youngest daughter of the late Edgar Austin Wright and Agnes Hardee Wright.
She was predeceased by one brother, Cedric Wright.
Mrs. Bullock was a graduate of Tabor City High School and King’s Business College in Charlotte, N.C.  She worked many years as a bookkeeper and office manager in Whiteville, N.C. She was a homemaker, an animal lover, a companion to the elderly and an active member of Bethany Baptist Church in Loris.
She is survived by one son, Scott Bullock of Australia; one sister, Eunice Wright Cox of Wilmington, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews and other family and friends.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Lewis officiating and the eulogy given by Phyllis Elliott Elvington. The family received friends in the church fellowship hall following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, 3160 Hwy. 45, Loris, S.C. 29569 or to your favorite local animal rescue mission/humane society.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson, 58, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Bolivia, N.C., after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on June 1, 1957, in Massachusetts and raised in Mullins, he was the son of the late Fodia Mae Jackson and the late Edward Dale Jackson.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one child, Michael Brady Jackson.
Mr. Jackson graduated from Mullins High School.
He leaves behind his significant other of 16 years, Teresa Huffstetler of Kings Mountain, N.C.; two sons, Heath and Alisha Brady and Dain and Elizabeth Brady, all of Little River; two brothers, Jim and Holly Jackson of Mullins and Kenneth and Kelli Jackson of Marion; and five grandchildren, whom he adored.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, at Lee Funeral Home.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Stephen William Moore
Stephen William Moore, 55, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family following a long illness.
Born on April 22, 1960, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Betty Latham Moore and the late Rev. Thomas Moore.
He was predeceased by one brother, Michael; and one brother-in-law, Darryl.
Mr. Moore is survived by his wife of 36 years, Gerry Lou Randall Moore; two sons, James Moore (Liz) and John Moore (Jessica); four brothers, Thomas (Ruthann), Kevin (Rebecca), Mark (Sharon) and Peter (Louise); three sisters, Gail Dale, Carla Sullivan (John) and Nancy Clark (Bruce); one sister-in-law, Bobbi; and one granddaughter, Shayden Moore.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Wampee Baptist Church. 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.

Royce E. Watson
Royce E. Watson, 73, of North Myrtle Beach went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Sept. 30, 1942, in Britton’s Neck, he was the son of Christine Brown Watson and the late Jake Austin Watson.
Mr. Watson was the owner of Myrtle Builders Inc. and Palmetto Shores Marina. He was also co-creator and MC of the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta. He was past president of the Touchdown Club and was a Dixie Youth coach. He loved golfing, fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles with his biker friends and all sports. Everyone who knew him loved and admired him. You always knew where you stood with him. He always had a smile on his face and a hug to give.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife of  35 years, Susie Watson; four children, Chris Watson (Paige) and their children, Jake and Camryn Watson of Chapin, Lichelle Coker (Derrick) and their children, Cohen and Baylee Coker of Scranton, Tara Watson (Dexter Garris) and their children, Sarah Emma, Casey and Ricky Garris of Scranton and Hope Cauthen (Kim) and their children, Carolina “Rugrat” and Rivers Cauthen of Pawleys Island; 10 siblings, Ralph S. Watson (Jeanette), Geraldine Watson Hankins, Anne Watson Dusenbury, Joe A. Watson (Diane), James P. Watson, Camilla Watson Lovell (Mike), Gwen Watson James (Johnny), Barry A. Watson (Carol), Mitchel B. Watson (Jerry) and Wayne R. Watson (Sandra); many nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Frank Boulineau and his wife Elizabeth.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Watson Funeral Services.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Watson Funeral Services Chapel with Barry A. Watson and the Rev. Luford Pope officiating.
Burial followed at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta, P.O. Box 395, Little River, S.C. 29566.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 17, 2015 EDITION
Patricia Lee Cardwell
Patricia Lee Cardwell, 62, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at her home.
Mrs. Cardwell was a registered nurse and retired from Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby E. Cardwell; one son, Bobby H. Cardwell and his wife Amy; one daughter, Roxanne Doolittle and her husband Darin; five grandchildren, Darin Doolittle Jr., Dylan Doolittle, Webb Cardwell, Kirsten Doolittle, Lane Cardwell; and two siblings, Charles and Kathryn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in North Myrtle Beach. The family received friends at the mausoleum from 10 to 10:55 a.m. prior to services.
An online guest register is available at msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Carson John Courage
Carson John Courage, 41, of Little River died on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.
Born on Nov. 29, 1974, in Gainesville, Fla., he was the son of Kenneth G. and Myrna M. Courage.
Mr. Courage was the owner of Myrtle Beach Golf Directors.
In addition to his parents he is survived by one sister, Christi Wiltse (Justin); one niece, Isabel Courage Wiltse; and one nephew, Benjamin Deed Wiltse.
He will be missed by his family and friends.
A memorial gathering was held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, at Lee Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Verne William Critz
Verne William Critz, 66, of Little River died on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.
Born on Nov. 4, 1949, in E. Patchogue, Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. V.W. Critz.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Dana Critz; and one sister, Dori Critz.
Mr. Critz graduated with a BA in music from Northland College and received his MA in worship from Christian Leadership University. He was one of the founders of the North Strand Housing Shelter and served on its board. An ordained minister of Music and Worship, he last served at Bible Fellowship Baptist Church and previously at King of Glory Lutheran and Lakeside Baptist Churches. He worked for 15 years with alcoholics and drug abusers, serving a term on a state level committee. He was instrumental in design and printing promotional materials for CBS, AA and NSHS, and was also web master for CBS and Christian Voices Magazine. He founded Sound Trax Inc. of Raleigh, N.C.
Survivors include his wife, Claudette P. Critz; two sisters, Margot (Brian) Kaleito and Phyllis Critz; two step-daughters, Debby (Kelly) Felder and Claudia (Darren) Hilburn; and four grandchildren, Holman Felder, Corey Felder, Claudia Felder and Eil Hilburn.
Visitation was held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Bible Fellowship Baptist Church in Little River. A memorial service followed at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to North Strand Housing Shelter, c/o Dana Black, 2335 Hwy. 9 W., Longs, S.C. 29568.

Robert ‘Bob’ DeJong
Robert “Bob” DeJong, 72, of Little River passed away on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.
Born on Jan. 3, 1943, in Glenn Ridge, N.J., he was the son of Elsie and Minnor DeJong.
Mr. DeJong was raised in Parsippany, N.J. He was a Vietnam veteran. He lived in Denville, N.J., until 1992, when he moved to Little River.
He worked as an auto body repairman in New Jersey, then became a master carpenter after moving to South Carolina.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Chelly; one daughter, Monique Holenko and her husband Alex; one son, Bob and his wife Donna; three grandchildren, Morgan Holenko, Ryan DeJong and Kiley DeJong; his mother-in-law, Marcy Elliott; two brothers, Harold DeJong and his wife Barbara and Tommy DeJong of Budd Lake, N.J.; one brother-in-law, John Fallon and his wife Melissa, and their four sons, JP, Derek, Andrew and Brandon; one sister-in-law, Ronni Romanelli and her husband Frank; one very special niece, Lisa Delaney her husband Charles, and their son, Charlie; his father-in-law, John Fallon and his wife Peggy, and their son, and son Jamie; and his very special friends, Alex and Elaine Holenko.
A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at the family residence. Friends and family are welcome.
A special thank you to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and Coastal Cancer Center, both in Myrtle Beach.
 In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church, 1091 Hickman Road NW, Calabash, N.C. 28467.
Grand Strand Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Betty Gayle Grainger
Betty Gayle Grainger, 64, of Loris died on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at her home.
Born on Feb. 17, 1951, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Benny Lee Duncan and Annie Jane Manning Duncan.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Arthur “Bill” Duncan; one sister, Clara Mae Duncan; and two brothers-in- law, John Jenrette and Junior Duncan.
She is survived by one son, Richard Grainger (Tammy) of Loris; one sister, Jeanette Jenrette of Tabor City, N.C.; two grandchildren, Blake Jordan and Gage Grainger; and one sister in law, Dean Duncan Soles.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Loris.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Howard Grainger
Howard Grainger, 96, of Longs passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at his home after a long illness.
Born on Oct. 20, 1919, he was the son of the late Ferd and Minnie Sarvis Grainger.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his first wife, Leona Stevens Grainger; one son, Dale Grainger; one sister, Austin Bryant; two brothers, Hoyt Grainger and Sam Grainger; and one step-son, Tommy Livingston.
Mr. Grainger was a member of Mt. Leon Baptist Church in Longs. He was a retired brick mason.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine L. Grainger; two children, Larry Grainger (Diane) of Ocean City, Md., and Carolyn Wentz of Pasadena, Md.; one sister, Dorothy Livingston of Loris; one daughter-in-law, Gale Grainger of Georgia; four step-daughters, Linda Vereen (Frankie), Gail Griffin (Tommy), Deborah Dreyfous (Lee) and Paige Livingston Gilmore, all of Longs; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Mt. Leon Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Singleton and Chaplain John Edwards officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Baptist Church cemetery. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Leon Baptist Church, 9801 S. Hwy. 905, Longs, S.C. 29568.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Nancy Jane ‘Nan’ McDowell
Nancy Jane “Nan” McDowell, 90, of Longs passed away on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on May 16, 1925, in Allentown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ernest H. and Clara M. Wetherhold.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Donald E. Wetherhold.
Mrs. McDowell was a graduate of Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pa., and attended Cedar Crest College in Allentown. She worked as a secretary and administrative assistant for various U.S. governmental agencies in Washington, D.C., Germany, California and private industry. Her love was her flower garden.
Mrs. McDowell married her husband, John, on Friday, Sept. 13, in Newport Beach, Calif., before moving to South Carolina in July 2005. She and her husband lived in Waterboro, Maine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Durango, Col., and Southern California throughout their marriage.
Survivors include her husband, John M. McDowell of the home; two step-sons, Thomas P. McDowell and his wife Marianne of Standish, Maine, and Steven J. McDowell and his wife Linda of Saco, Maine; one sister-in-law, Renee Wetherhold of Emmaus; one sister, Barbara Ann Traugh and her husband Robert of Indiana, Pa.; four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Longs. In honor of Mrs. McDowell’s wishes there will be no funeral service.
Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 51, Longs, S.C. 29568 or to the charity of your choice.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Samantha Joann Case Miller
Samantha Joann Case Miller, 49, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
Born on May 19, 1966, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Frankie Case and the late Betty Jean Mincey Gause.
Survivors include two children, Katie Miller and Phillip D. Wilson; two brothers, Robert Siau and Johnny Case; one aunt, Shirley Smith and her husband Ernest; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
No services are planned at this time.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Sammuel Davis Moss
Sammuel Davis Moss of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.
Born on May 29, 1985, in Horry County, he was the son of David and Sarah Moss.
He was predeceased by three grandparents, Freeman Bellamy, James Bryant and Lula Mae Bryant; seven aunts, Daffine Edge, Lucy Ann Moss, Shirley Ann Bellamy, Apostle Carolyn Bessent, Katie Moss, Tereasa Williams and Prophetess Valene Bryant; six uncles, Carneilus Bryant, the Rev. James Bryant, Billy D. Bryant, Howard Hemingway, Jessie James Feldon and Edward Moss; and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.
Mr. Moss, also known as C Low and Lil Daddy, always had a way of making people smile, even when you were having a bad day. His hobbies included going to church, playing the piano, playing the PlayStation system and hanging out with his favorite cousins. He was the type of person who would come back and apologize if he wronged you in anyway.
Mr. Moss attended North Myrtle Beach High School and graduated in June 2004. He was converted and accepted the Lord at an early age. He was a member at New Life House of Judah and Judah’s Place. He was a minister of music and played several churches throughout his community in Loris, Longs and Conway.
Survivors include his mother, Pastor Sarah E. Moss of Conway; his father, David Moss of North Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Tanisha Moss and Crystal Moss; two nieces, Charisma and Silver Moss-Freeman, both of the home; and his grandmother, Shelly Moss of Little River Neck.
A service was held on Sunday, Dec. 13, at Flag Patch Apostolic Holiness Church in Loris.
Latimer’s Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Timothy Bruce Nugent
Timothy Bruce Nugent, 68, of Little River died on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015.
Born on Sept. 17, 1947, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late John B. and Ruth Koch Nugent.
Mr. Nugent retired from Mobil Oil Company after 20 years and served for 10 years with the Horry County Fire and Rescue.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Katherine Reyer Nugent; two daughters, Michelle Lynn Taylor and Monica Anne Spasiano; two brothers, John Nugent and Gary Nugent; and nine grandchildren, Brittany, Jessica, Alyssa, Daryan, Mackenzie, Emily, Olivia, Rebecca and Isabella.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Little River Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 91, Little River, S.C. 29566.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

John Aloysius Ranalli
John Aloysius Ranalli, 53, of Little River died on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, at his home.
Born on March 1, 1962, in Hackensack, N.J., he was the son of Mary Louise Kratz Ranalli and the late John Joseph Ranalli.
He was predeceased by one brother, Joseph Ranalli.
Mr. Ranalli was a lover of animals, the great outdoors and was a friend to virtually everyone he met.
He is survived by two sisters, Alyson Willford and Kathy R. Wagner, both of Wilmington, N.C.
Funeral services will be private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Whiskers Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, P.O. Box 70066, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572 or All 4 Cats, 114 Harrels Lane, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Dottie Sibiski
Dottie Sibiski, 88, of Little River passed away on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.
Born on Dec. 1, 1927, in Bridgeport, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Ann K. Sajgovic.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Walter Sibiski; one daughter, Christine Kleczkowski (Fred); one son, Walter (Ann Marie); two sisters, Ann Ferik and Mary Perec; two grandchildren, Melissa (Ken) and Brian (Shannon); and three great-grandchildren, Keala, Kai and Brayden.
A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 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.

Maureen Lee Thomas
Maureen Lee Thomas, 69, of Conway died on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at Kingston Nursing Center.
Born on Dec. 13, 1945, in Richmond Hill, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Edward G. and Jeanette Forrest Haase.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one son, Gary Eugene Thomas; one brother, Edward Haase; two sisters, Jean Rademacher and Eileen Freeley; and two grandchildren, Kenneth Hodges and Stephanie Callahan.
Mrs. Thomas was a loving wife, mother, awesome grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, scratch off tickets, collecting Hallmark ornaments, Beanie Babies and Boyds Bears.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Gary Lee Thomas; three daughters, Jean Dumont (Chuck) of Tennessee, Eileen Johnson (Chris) of Loris and Carol Reich (Eddie) of Conway; two step-children, Kevin Thomas of Missouri and Terri Majors of California; one sister, Dorothy Divito of New York; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, at Watson Funeral Services. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory of Conway served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 10, 2015 EDITION

Billy Ray Blackwell
Billy Ray Blackwell, 67, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at his home.
Born on June 27, 1948, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of the late Howard James Blackwell and Ola Jane Spivey Blackwell.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters.
He is survived by one daughter, Kristie Lynette Blackwell of Green Sea; two brothers, C. M. Blackwell of Cerro Gordo, N.C., and James Blackwell of Hallsboro, N.C.; one sister, Carolann Blackwell of Hallsboro; three grandchildren, Amber English, Harley English and Savannah English; and one great-grandchild, Austen Owens.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel in Tabor City.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is serving the family.

Patrick Dale Blake
Patrick Dale Blake, 83, of Longs died on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Feb. 28, 1932, in Stuarts, Va., he was the son of the late Luther (Jack) and Zelma Trippet Blake.
He was predeceased by his wife, C.J. Blake; and one niece, Lisa Blake-Phillips.
Mr. Blake graduated from Fairmont State College. He was a teacher, drama coach, guidance counselor, model and actor (SAG) and loved to play golf.    
He is survived by five children, Michael Blake, Casey Blake, Amy Crowley (Mike), Kristen Bradley and Bene’ Freeman; five grandchildren; three nieces; and one nephew.
A celebration of life will be held in Fairfax in the spring.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Dorothy Williams Campbell
Dorothy Williams Campbell, 93, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on July 12, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Lester Williams and Fleetie Morse Williams.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Campbell; five brothers, Hubert Williams, Burleson Williams, Seth Williams, Hershel Williams and P.L. Williams; and three sisters, Edith Prince, Lillian Williams Prince and Marvelann Norris.
She is survived by one daughter, Carol Wright (Roger) of Clarendon, N.C.; one son, Herbert Campbell Jr. (Brenda) of Randleman, N.C.; one sister, Elizabeth Simpson of Elizabethtown, N.C.; four grandchildren, Chris Wright (Lisa) of Little River, Timothy Wright (Sheila) of Clarendon, Tonya Campbell of Randleman and Joey Campbell (Amanda) of Lexington; five great-grandchildren, Dylan Wright, Kyle Wright, Brianna Wright, Kayla Campbell and Savannah Campbell; and her pet companion, “Baby”.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
The family received friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Forest Lawn Baptist Church, U.S. 701 Bypass, Tabor City, N.C.  28463 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail Road, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Earl Gene Cannon
Earl Gene Cannon, 63, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at his residence.
Born in Conway, he was the son of the late Henry Hallie and Mattie Stevens Cannon.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Alberta Rabon and Mary Floyd; and two brothers, O’Neal Cannon and Bill Cannon.
He is survived by his life partner, Wade Smith of Myrtle Beach; one son, Chad Cannon and his wife Stacy of Loris; one daughter, Kimberly Cannon Corder and her husband Brett of Summerville; four sisters, Betty Brigman and her husband Ray and Rachel Coffey, all of Loris, and Rhonda Cannon and Debbie Kelly and her husband Andy, all of Shallotte, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Cannon Corder, Peyton Cannon, Sutton Corder and Lennon Corder.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Burial followed at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery in Myrtle Beach.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1113 44th Ave. N., Suite 200, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Udell Mclamb Cribb
Udell Mclamb Cribb, 78, of Chadbourn, N.C., died on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Mcleod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Aug. 1, 1937, in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Homer Love McLamb and Minnie Magnolia McLamb.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Royal Sim Cribb; and one son, Clark Sim Cribb.
She is survived by three daughters, Gwen Dell Carroll of Chadbourn, Kim “Kimmy Sue” Nance of Little River and MeLisa Johnson of Little River; two sons, Royal “Roy” Cribb of Chadbourn and Anthony Cribb of Nakina; one sister, Cleo Jenrette of Nakina, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, at Welcome Freewill Baptist Church in Chadbourn.  Burial followed in the Cribbtown Cemetery in Chadbourn.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Bobby Gause
Bobby Gause, 77, of Loris passed away on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.
Born on Oct. 22, 1938, in Conway, he was the son of the late Berklin Rauden and Mary Hughes Gause.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one daughter, Melanie Laura Gause; two brothers, Dennis Gause and Kenneth Joe Gause; one sister, Barbara Ann Gause; two brothers-in-law, D.J. Watts and Glenn Smith; and one sister-in-law, Marilyn Gause.
Mr. Gause was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Conway and loved farming, gardening and collecting antique coins. He was very instrumental in the operation of several family owned businesses. His greatest accomplishments were his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa Ann Doyle Gause; two children, Kimberly Gause Eckersley and her husband Bobby and Robert Daryl Gause and his wife Kristen, all of Loris; four grandchildren, Lauren Eckersley, Ryan Eckersley, Joyce Gause and Marion Gause, all of Loris; two sisters, Frances Watts of Loris and Vernelle Smith of Raleigh, N.C.; and two brothers, Bill Gause of Conway and Berklin Gause and his wife Terri of Loris; and one sister-in-law; Norma Jean Gause of Conway.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating.  Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 6907 Hwy. 905, Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Wilson D. ‘Danny’ Grimes
Wilson D. “Danny” Grimes, 64, of Longs, formerly of Blair, W.V., and Chapmanville, W.V., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.
He fought a good fight, he finished his course, kept the faith. He is now walking the streets of gold with his Savior. He has no more need for his earthly body, but is enjoying his new glorified body as he strolls around that Heavenly City with those that have gone on before.
Danny graduated from Sharples High School in Sharples, W.V., in the Class of 1969.
He worked as a coal miner for 29 years, a member of Local 2935.
His last years were spent at Nova Lighting Company in Myrtle Beach before retiring three years ago.
He was of the Baptist faith, a past member of Ball Chapel Church and Chapmanville United Baptist and attending Lakeside Baptist of North Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 22, 1951, he was the son of George W. Grimes and Virginia White Grimes.
He was predeceased by one son, Little Danny; one sister, Donna Grimes; his parents and grandparents.
Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, Barbara Holstein Grimes; one son Michael Grimes (Franchaska), granddaughters Laikyn, Kerigan Reese Grimes of Wheelersburg, Ohio; granddaughter Mollie Smith of Beckley, W.V.; special nephew, Jamie (Amber) Jarrell; great-niece, Addison; special pet companion, Mitzigirl, that he loved very much; and a host of family and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Handley Funeral Home in Danville W.V.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Robert Schultz and Jeff Lane will officiate.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Thank you to Lee Funeral Home and staff in Little River for their wonderful service.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Robert Eugene Hardee
Robert Eugene Hardee, 81, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at MUSC in Charleston.
Born on July 26, 1934, in Loris, he was the son of the late Preston Devon Hardee and the late Bessie Mae Springs Hardee.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Jacklyn Yvonne Hardee Arnette.
Mr. Hardee served his country with courage and honor in the United States Navy. After the military, he worked as a farmer and with the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement. He was a longtime member of Loris First Baptist Church but will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Ladoska Rabon Hardee of the home; one son, Michael Hardee; one daughter, Linda (Richard) Johnson; two grandchildren, Andrew (Ashley) Johnson and Jamie (Daniel) Johnson; one great-grandchild, Avery Johnson, all of Myrtle Beach; his favorite pet, Callie of Myrtle Beach; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Loris First Baptist Church with Dr. Louis Venable officiating. Committal services followed at Patterson Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Charles Holdorf
Charles Holdorf, 72, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Myrtle Beach Manor in South Carolina.
Mr. Holdorf was a 1961 graduate of Cooperstown High School in New York. In 1971 he graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a BA degree in Economics. He took great pride in his burnt orange, hook’em horns!
Mr. Holdorf served his country meritoriously during the Vietnam Conflict and was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star for his service as a Medical Corpsman with the 5th Special Forces Group. He had been gainfully employed as an administrator at Leander Boys School in Austin, Texas. He was also an avid dog trainer, breeder and owner of multiple Irish wolfhound champions. He found his true love of adventure through his U.S. Coast Guard license. He navigated the Atlantic Ocean numerous times and made many friends sailing and racing the vessel, “Illusion”.
Mr. Holdorf was an active member of the Robber’s Roost Homeowners Association, the VFW, the American Legion and the Special Forces Association.
No local services are planned.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Dyane Dye Wood Kellogg
Dyane Dye Wood Kellogg, 97, of Little River passed away on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015.
Survivors include her husband, Fred F. Kellogg Jr.; two daughters, Dr. Diandra Wood and Paula Neal; and one granddaughter, Jordan Neal.
Mrs. Kellogg was active in many lineage societies. She graduated from the University of Michigan and several other colleges. She was director of Foreign Languages in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she was also a member of the Tulsa Social Register. She was the author of one book.
A service was held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
Burial will be private north of New York City.
An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net
McMillan-Small Funerall Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Andrew Jacquelyn Mishoe
Andrew Jacquelyn Mishoe, 90, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris after an extended illness.
Born on Jan. 13, 1925, in McLeod Florence Hospital in Florence, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Bess Worley Mishoe.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by two sisters, Fannie Mishoe Hall and Bess Worley Mishoe.
Miss Mishoe was a graduate of Loris High School and Coker College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and the University of North Carolina where she earned her Master of Education degree.
After graduation she taught first grade in Horry County. She then began teaching first grade for Columbus County at Tabor City Elementary in Tabor City, N.C. She helped to pioneer the implementation of the public school kindergarten program for Columbus County. Upon receiving her supervision certification degree, she was promoted to the Columbus County Central Office to direct the kindergarten through eighth grade program. She retired in the 1980s in order to care for her mother during her declining health.
Miss Mishoe was active in her community, church and in many professional organizations. She was a life long member of Loris First Presbyterian Church in Loris. For over 50 years she was an active member of the Loris Garden Club, Loris Music and Literary Club and the Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She served on many municipal boards in the town she loved and was so proud of, Loris. She was honored by the Loris Chamber of Commerce as Loris Citizen of the Year in 2006. Miss Mishoe loved her flowers and sharing them with various churches and countless friends. She enjoyed directing weddings over the years in both Carolinas.
A passion of Miss Mishoe was the restoration of antiques and her father’s home at Lewisville in the Bayboro community and the famous Horry County landmark home, the Allsbrook-Rankin-Mishoe. Both homes were lost to fires. Always the epitome of southern charm and grace, Miss Mishoe loved to share her homes with the public for Chamber of Commerce functions, black tie affairs, birthdays and weddings.
Left to cherish her memories are a host of cousins and friends. She was especially grateful for the help of her cousins and caregivers over the years, Celsa Worley and Maria Worley. Her wish was to always be able to live her life out in her Main Street residence, and these individuals insured the wish was granted.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, at the First Presbyterian Church of Loris with Pastor Dr. Tim Osment officiating. Committal services followed at Patterson Cemetery in Loris.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Loris, P.O. Box 425, Loris, S.C. 29569 or to the Patterson Cemetery Fund, c/o Venson Powers, 3985 Meeting St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Maria Louise Petz
Maria Louise Petz, 90, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at her daughter’s home.
Born on July 6, 1925, in Braddock, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Martha Brunner.
Mrs. Petz is survived by one daughter, Christine Mongold and her husband Ray Mongold; one sister, Dorothy Saccamango; four grandchildren, Michael Barnes (Nicole), Stephen Barnes, Alston Mongold and Nick Mongold; one great-grandson, Brandon Barnes; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 128-A Professional Park Drive, Conway, S.C.  29526 or to a local hospice organization.
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 DECEMBER 3, 2015 EDITION
Bonnie Roe Cox
Bonnie Roe Cox, 79, of Loris died on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Belton and Luttie Small Cox.
She is survived by two sisters, Ronnie Gail Cox of Loris and Lucille C. Fowler of Tabor City, N.C.; one niece, Cynthia R. Fowler and her husband Randy; one nephew, B. Darrell Fowler and his wife April; one great-niece, Allison R. Gentle and her husband Cliff; and four great-nephews, Justin B. Fowler and his wife Alisha, Kevin G. Fowler, Houston Fowler and Hamilton Fowler.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Inman Ward Chapel with entombment in Twin City Mausoleum in Loris.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Carol Virginia Carty ‘Grandy’ Groner
Carol Virginia Carty “Grandy” Groner, 80, of Carolina Shores, N.C., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.
Born on Jan. 5, 1935, in Plainfield, N.J., she was the daughter of Joseph and Dorothy Carty.
She was predeceased by one brother, Greg Carty; and one sister, Kathleen Foster.
Mrs. Groner was known to her family as “Grandy”. She spent two years in Japan and traveled the world before meeting her husband of 58 years at the University of Maryland. They raised three children in Somerset, N.J., where she also worked as the administrative assistant to the headmaster at Rutgers Preparatory School for 25 years before retiring to Carolina Shores. She was a boxer dog lover, bridge player and proud member of the hole in one club. She was her grandchildren’s biggest fan.
She is survived by her husband, Will; three children, Brian Groner (Debbie), Michelle Hynoski (Matt) and Scott Groner (Mily); five grandchildren, Kevin Zwick, Erin Ledbetter (Brandon), Melynda Brown (Chris), Stephen Groner and Megan Groner; one great-granddaughter, Nora Ledbetter; and one sister, Dorothy Boynton.
A mass and celebration of life was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at St. Brendan Roman Catholic Church in Shallotte, N.C. Following the mass, a brief memorial service was held as Carol’s ashes were laid to rest in the St. Brendan’s Columbarium, which she was instrumental in helping to build. She left strict instructions for all attendees: “No black! Everyone wears their most colorful clothes. This is a celebration of life.”
Memorials may be made to St. Brendan Roman Catholic Church, P.O. Box 2984, Shallotte, N.C. 28459.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte served the family.

Alfred ‘Al’ Austin Isley
Alfred “Al” Austin Isley, 83, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015.
Born on April 11, 1932, he was the son of the late Austin and Anna Lou Heritage Isley of Graham, N.C.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one son, Timothy Isley; and one daughter, Christi Lee Isley.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda, of 53 years; one son, Anthony A. Isley (Chrissie); one brother, Joel M. Isley; and one granddaughter, Jacqueline.    
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Providence Christian Church in Graham.
A second memorial service will be held at Seacoast Vineyard Church in Myrtle Beach at a later date.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Hamp ‘Jeff’ Livingston
Hamp “Jeff” Livingston of the Popular Community passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.
He was born on Nov. 1, 1939.
Funeral services were held at 12 noon on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Popular A.M.E. Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, in the Frank Shields Memorial Chapel.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River served the family.

Barry Edward Shanahan
Barry Edward Shanahan, 68, of Little River died on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Sept. 30, 1947, in Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Joseph Edward and Florence McCarthy Shanahan.
Mr. Shanahan was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in Vietnam, a police officer in Orangetown, N.Y., an equestrian and a builder. He was a member of Little River VFW Post #10840, Little River American Legion Post #186 and Little River Elks Lodge #250, where he was a volunteer.  He was a generous man and gave to numerous charities.
He is survived by his wife of seven years, Nelly Zapata Shanahan; three sons, Kevin Shanahan, Stephen Shanahan and Brian Shanahan; one step-son, Derek Rivera; one step-daughter, Christy Heaps; one sister, Joan White; one granddaughter, Liberty Shanahan; and six step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, at Florence National Cemetery in Florence.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Mildred Bullock Simmons
Mildred Bullock Simmons, 82, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at Loris Rehab & Nursing Center in Loris following an illness.
Born on July 5, 1933, in Conway, she was the daughter of James Addison Bullock and Lela Fowler Bullock.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James Andy Simmons; two grandchildren, Richard Picklesimer and Tina Pack; two brothers, James A. Bullock Jr. and Earl Bullock; and two sisters, Elnita Johnson and Lucille Stevens.
Mrs. Simmons was a homemaker and a longtime member of Live Oak Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Picklesimer and her husband Rick of Georgetown and Jackie Boyd and her husband Olease of Loris; one grandson, Jonathan Patrick Boyd; one great-granddaughter, Meagan Vause; and two sisters-in-law, Juanita Simmons of Conway and Virginia Hardee of Thomasville, N.C.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Loris Rehab & Nursing Center and Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care for their compassionate service during this difficult time.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with committal services following at Mt. Peli Cemetery with the Rev. David Watts and the Rev. Maxie Hardee officiating. The family received friends from 12 noon until the time of the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Joseph Wayne Todd
Joseph Wayne Todd, 70, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Cape Fear Hospice in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on Jan. 17, 1945, in Tabor City, he was the son of the late Grover and Clyde Todd.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Lynettee Todd; one brother, Thomas Lloyd Todd; and one sister, Evelyn Florine Todd.
Mr. Todd was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Penn Ventilator where he was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local Union #399. He and his first wife served as foster parents for several years. He was a member of Freedom Original F.W.B. Church.
Survivors include his wife, Linda J. Todd of Tabor City; one son, Jeffrey Wayne Todd (Shelley) of Tabor City; one daughter, Twyla Todd Hodges (George) of Clarendon, N.C.; two grandchildren, Christopher Horst (Hannah) of Tabor City and Kanon Hodges of Clarendon; two great-grandchildren, Brennan Horst and Adia Horst, both of Tabor City; three sisters, Inez Stanley of Jacksonville, N.C., Jeanette Strickland of Whiteville and Nila Faye Blackman (John) of Lumberton, N.C.; and a special cousin, Laura Herring (Wayne) of Longs.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Freedom Original Free Will Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Freedom Original Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Jackie Strickland officiating. Burial followed in Spivey Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Freedom Original Free Will Baptist Church, 1280 Swamp Fox Hwy. E., Tabor City, N.C. 28463.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Kenneth Lacy Todd
Kenneth Lacy Todd, 66, formerly of North Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, N.C., passed away in Cary, N.C., on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum at 799 Second Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach.
Born on Aug. 29, 1949, at James Walker Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Blanchie (Hewett) and Lacy Todd.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Jane Savage and Donnie Rae Todd; and two brothers, Oscar Fowler and Albert Fowler.
Mr. Todd was raised in Wilmington and attended New Hanover High School. He served in both the U.S. Army (three tours in Viet Nam) and the U.S. Navy.
He returned to Wilmington and worked for the city of Wilmington’s utility services division; he retired in 2001 as a construction supervisor.  In his post-retirement job, Mr. Todd compounded nuclear medicine for Cardinal Health.
He met Jenean Neilsen in 1995; married her and took her two young sons under his wing. In 1997, his daughter, Huston, was born and Ken was smitten.
Ken, Jenean and Huston moved to North Myrtle Beach in 2011. He loved his beach life. When he wasn’t attending shag events or cruising on his golf cart, he assisted Jenean with her new project: North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum.
He was the consummate museum volunteer until he discovered pickleball. The new sport became his passion and playing the fast-paced game wore out his knees. While recovering from his second knee replacement in May 2014, Mr. Todd was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Over 18 months, he endured surgery, chemotherapy and radiation at Myrtle Beach and at Chapel Hill, N.C. He would often show up to play afternoon pickleball following a morning of chemo or radiation treatment. The challenge of the game and the friends he made on the court kept his spirits high.
He is survived by his wife, Jenean; one daughter, Huston; and three sons whom he raised as his own, Jarrad Taunt, Collin Hart and Griffin Hornstein (Emma); his first grandchild, Ysabella Lacey Hornstein, whom he held in October; one sister, Carolyn Holleman (Marion); one brother, Bruce Fowler (Irene); and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, shaggers and pickleball friends, all of whom will miss his ready smile, his quirky humor and his Miller Lite.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, 799 2nd Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
And when you GOOGLE pickleball, think of Ken.

David Thomas Wack
David Thomas Wack, 79, of Loris, formerly of White Plains, Md., died on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
He was born on May 11, 1936, in Akron, Ohio.
He was predeceased by one son, Michael.
Mr. Wack moved to Washington, D.C., in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-59 in Stuttgart, Germany. He was a counselor at Boys Town in Omaha, Neb., for two years, joined Long Fence Company in 1966 and retired as vice president of residential sales in December 2005.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Helen DeMarco Wack; one daughter, Shari S. Gibson; one grandson, Tyler Michael; two sisters, Carol Bailey and Gretchen Griffin, and their families; two brothers-in-law, Bernard Demarco and Paul Demarco; one sister-in-law, Patricia Frocke, and her sons, Michael Frocke, John Frocke and Tom Frocke; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Mary Small Williamson
Mary Small Williamson, 73, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on Jan. 20, 1942, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Alton C. Small and Lillie Mae Etheridge Small.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husbands, Kenneth Grainger and James Edward Williamson; and one brother, Alton Eddie Smith.
Mrs. Williamson was a graduate of Green Sea High School in the class of 1959.
She is survived by one daughter, Frances “Fran” Small and her husband Craig of Tabor City; two grandchildren, Graison Small and Justin Davis; her fiancé, Jamilyn Smith; like a daughter, Brenda Brigman of Loris; her best friend, Virginia Davis of Thomasville, N.C; three sisters, Donna Shelley of Lexington, Betty Birchmore of Florence and Judy Johnson of Gilbert; one brother, Billy Small of Loris; five sisters-in-law, Betsy Grainger of Tabor City, Patsy Caduei of Tennessee, Linda Buffkin of Green Sea, Carolyn Buffkin of Green Sea and Edith Williams of Fayetteville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 26, 2015 EDITION
Charles Thorne ‘Chuck’ Bennett
Charles Thorne “Chuck” Bennett, 71, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at his home after his courageous battle with cancer.
He leaves behind his wife, Pam Wood Bennett; one daughter, Michelle Malloy (Chris) of Greensboro, N.C.; two grandchildren, Zachary and Taylor; one step-son, John Randolph Brantley IV of Columbia; his mother-in-law, Dorcas Hinson of Rock Hill; and three brothers, Vernon Bennett (Gayle) of Longwood, Fla., James Bennett (Char) of Aiken and Richard Bennett of Winston Salem, N.C.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Saville’s on 2nd from 2 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hall of Fame Foundation, P.O. Box 4070 North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.

James Daniel Purkey
James Daniel Purkey, 64, of Loris passed away at home on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.
He was born in Flemington, W.V., the son of the late Daniel Fred Purkey and the late Georgie Hudkins Purkey.
Mr. Purkey worked in maintenance with Maritime Resorts. He was a Baptist. He was known by most as Jim.
Survivors include his wife, Victoria A. Purkey of Loris; one son, Brian Purkey of West Virginia; one sister, Margaret McCauly of West Virgina; one step-daughter, Laura Collier and her husband David; two step-sons, Billy Ray Johnson and his wife Angel and Larry Johnson, all of Loris; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and two step-greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Conway. Burial followed in the Carter Cemetery with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 6907 Hwy. 905, Conway, S.C. 29526.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Betty Garrett Stevens
Betty Garrett Stevens, 64, of Loris passed away on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at her home following an illness.
Born on Jan. 27, 1951, in Wilmington, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Alton Garrett and the late Vivian Nealy Garrett.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by two sisters, Sue Ann Watkins and Brenda Garrett; and one brother-in-law, Charles Stevens.
Mrs. Stevens had an associate degree in criminal justice as well as her cosmetology license and a flight attendant certificate. She was a Baptist. She loved her daily Bible study, spending most of her days watching and listening to the word of God.
Mrs. Stevens was a loving homemaker but will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Stevens of the home; two sons, Mark Gore and his wife Lori of Las Vegas, Nev., and Ken Mac Gore and his wife Sarah of Little River; two daughters, Alexis Hudson and Amy Lopez and her husband Robert, all of Myrtle Beach; 13 grandchildren, Paige Gore, Taylor Gore, Kaden Gore, Madison Gore, Valorie Gore, Chase Gore, MaKenna Gore, Kara Alexis Gore, Zach Hudson, Chase Hudson, Jenae Lopez, Alyssa Lopez and Ciana Lopez; three brothers, Kenny Garrett and his wife Debbie, Jerry Garrett and Doug Garrett and his wife Sandra, all of Wilmington; one sister, Faye Cable and her husband Don of Wilmington; her mother-in-law, Florene A. Stevens of Loris; and three sisters-in-law, Myra Gore of Madison, N.C., Deborah Jackson of Dunn, N.C., and Wanda Stevens of Loris; one brother-in-law, Ernest Stevens of Loris; and 19 loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jon Johnson officiating. Committal services followed at Cane Branch Cemetery in Loris. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice, 1318 3rd Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Ronald Michael Wolf
Ronald Michael Wolf, 60, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at his home.
Born on Jan. 14, 1955, in Elizabeth, N.J., he was the son of the late Adam M. and Florence Stefanick Wolf.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister, Jeralin Wolf; and one brother, Kurt M. Wolf.
Mr. Wolf attended high school at Linden High School and went on to work as a master technician for Elizabethtown Gas Co. for 20 plus years.
He is survived by his wife, Danielle Goddiess Wolf; one son, Adam Wolf; one daughter, Nicole (Joseph) D’Andrea; and three grandchildren, Gianna D’Andrea, Julia D’Andrea and Joseph D’Andrea Jr.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Clark, N.J. Burial followed at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery in Colonia, N.J. There were no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.
OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 19, 2015 EDITION
Ovolia ‘Volie’ Humphrey Cameron
Ovolia “Volie” Humphrey Cameron, 94, of Loris passed away on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at Loris Rehab and Nursing Center in Loris following an extended illness.
Born on Dec. 12, 1920, in Lumberton, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Charlie Humphrey and the late Lottie Kivett Humphrey.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Frank W. Cameron; two brothers, Curtis Humphrey and Edward Humphrey; and one sister, Margretta Harper.
Mrs. Cameron was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeanne Cameron Ray and close friend Bob Russell and Frankie Cameron Jones and her husband Paul, all of North Myrtle Beach; two granddaughters, Kendra D. Ray and Leah Cameron Ray, both of Dunedin, Fla.; one special friend, Teresa Raymer; and one sister, Virginia Coleman of Pennsylvania.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Randy Ghent officiating. Committal services will follow at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Family Council Resident Fund, c/o: Loris Rehab & Nursing Center, 3620 Stevens St., Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

William Pink ‘King’ Cox
William Pink “King” Cox, 76, of Loris passed away on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at his home following an illness.
Born on Aug. 6, 1939, in Loris, he was the son of the late Lewis Jackson Cox and the late Dalma Cox.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his loving wife, Ann Cissie Holmes Cox.
Mr. Cox was a retired farmer and a longtime member of Freedom Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Lynn Cox and his wife Ginny, Brian Cox and his wife Gina and Greg Cox; seven grandchildren, William Lynn Cox Jr., Adam Cox, Taylor Cox, Samantha Cox, Channing Cox, Corbin Cox and Austin Cox, all of Loris; one great-grandchild, Emma Kate Cox of Loris; one brother, Lewis Wayne Cox and his wife Evelyn of Tabor City, N.C.; and one sister, Linda Cook and her husband Vernon of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mark Hughes and the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation was held held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Michael M. Derr
Michael M. Derr, 61, of Little River died on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Sept. 15, 1954, in Portsmouth, Va., he was the son of the late Samuel Milton and Jean McKennil Derr.
He is survived by three children, Michael William Derr, Travis Milton Derr and Amanda Marie Powers; one brother, Russ Derr; one sister, Donna Derr; and two grandchildren, Addison Powers and Alizabeth Powers.
The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday , Nov. 12, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Mary Ann Hardee
Mary Ann Hardee, 71, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on May 1, 1944, in Marion County, she was the daughter of Donnie Vereen and Magaline Rabon Vereen.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two husbands, Charles Blease Hardee and Roy Lee Thompkins; one sister, Grace Register; and one son, Thomas Vereen.
She is survived by two sons, Donnie Thompkins and his wife Dinah of Tabor City and Wayne Thompkins and his wife Tina of Tabor City; one step-daughter, Lynn Floyd and her husband Goley of Loris; one brother, Kelly Vereen of Tabor City; one half-brother, Leonard Gilliland of Conway; two sisters, Peggy Vereen of Tabor City and Frances Thompkins and her husband Eston of Tabor City; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Red Hill Cemetery in Mullins.
Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Susan R. Hill
Susan R. Hill, 59, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on March 5, 1956, in Danville, Va., she was the daughter of the late James Irvin and Frances Wall Roberts.
Mrs. Hill was co-owner of the Golden Griddle Pancake House in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Steve Hill; three sons, Steven Hill, Stuart Hill and Samuel Hill; and two sisters, Candice R. McFarling (Alvis) and Kelly R. Chaney (Darrell).
The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Lee Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach. Burial followed in North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Crafters Guild, P.O. Box 373, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.  29582 or the charity of your choice.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Peggy Parker ‘MeMa’ Mishoe
Peggy Parker “MeMa” Mishoe, 80, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on July 24, 1935, in La Fayette, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Charlie Presley Parker and the late Lillie Mae White Parker.
Mrs. Mishoe was a retired supervisor with Loris Manufacturing Co. and a longtime active member of Beulah Baptist Church. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed making quilts as well as helping her family and friends whom she loved immensely. She will be missed by all of her friends at Shorty’s Grill where she ate every morning at 11 a.m.
Survivors include one son, Ricky Mishoe and his wife Elizabeth; one daughter, Betty Mishoe Conner and her husband David “Shorty” Conner; six loving grandchildren, Nicholaus “Nick” Conner and his wife Jennifer, Clayton Mishoe and his wife Heidi, Johnathon Mishoe and his wife Tracy, Joe Graham, Matthew Graham and Daniel Graham; nine loving great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald “D.L.” Parker and his wife Jeanette and Harlyn Parker and his wife Merle; and three sisters, Flora Mae Booth, Ann McLemore and Sue Kramer and her husband Johnny.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Clayton Boyd Mishoe; one granddaughter, Meagan Elizabeth Conner; and one sister, Margaret Parker Bullock.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Beulah Baptist Church with Pastor Joe Rogers and Chaplain Eddie Hill officiating. Committal services followed at Cane Branch Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, 2615 Hwy. 66, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

John Patrick Sittnick
John Patrick Sittnick, 74, of Little River died on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at his home.
Born on Oct. 23, 1941, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of the late William and Dorothy Schlageter Sittnick.
He was predeceased by one brother, Robert Sittnick.
Mr. Sittnick attended St. Barts.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Vacha Sittnick; three children, William Jason Sittnick (Sandra), Lisa Mitch (Jim) and Denise Krean, all of Ohio; one brother, Jim Sittnick (Norma); one sister, Kathleen Garlapow (Richard); one sister-in-law, Jan Sittnick; and one granddaughter, Samantha.
Services were private.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

David Feild Thompson
David Feild Thompson, 77, of Little River died on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015.
Born on Aug. 3, 1938, in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., he was the son of the late Carl S. and Evelyn Butts Thompson.
He was predeceased by one brother, Carl S. Thompson Jr.; and one sister, Betty Lou T. Warren.
Mr. Thompson was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was the former president of Thompson Oil Co. and Century 21 Thompson Realty.
In spite of his many years of declining health, Mr. Thompson always remained positive, optimistic and was an inspiration to those around him.
He is survived by two sons, David and Doug; one daughter, Gwen; two sisters, Mary Ann T. Sewell and Lynn T. Lupton; and his partner, Jane D. Flynn.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday,  Nov. 21, at Rosemary United Methodist Church in Roanoke Rapids. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 or Rosemary United Methodist Church, 900 Jackson St., Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 27870.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Martha Dean Childress White
Martha Dean Childress White, 88, of Little River, formerly of Gastonia, N.C., peacefully passed away on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.
Born on May 21, 1927, in Gaston County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Fred Lee Childress and Mena Lavona Walters Childress.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Charlie White Jr.; one sister, Frances Keever; and one brother, John Childress.
Mrs. White retired from the firm of Cherry, Bekaert and Holland, CPA after 19 years of service, where she was office manager. A graduate of Ashley High School, she was a former Miss Gastonia, winning the title in 1946. She was a longstanding member of the former Armstrong Memorial Presbyterian Church in Gastonia where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.
She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Taylor of Little River, formerly of Durham, N.C.; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Diane White of Cornelius, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Wanda Childress of Belpre, Ohio; one niece, “Libba” Hartman of Wichita, Kan.; one aunt, Louise Cooper of Gastonia; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends were invited to attend her visitation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from the graveside at Long Creek Memorial Cemetery in Dallas, N.C., with Pastor John H. Stanley officiating.
Condolences may be sent online at www.mcleanfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Childrens Hope Alliance (formerly Barium Springs Home for Children), Attention: Jill Gibson, P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, N.C. 28010 or American Legion Post 23, 109 W. Second Ave., Gastonia, N.C. 28052 or the charity of your choice.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia served the family.

Sharon Lee Zellmer
Sharon Lee Zellmer, 59, of Johnston, formerly of Loris, passed away on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at Edgefield County Hospital following a sudden illness.
Born on Aug. 16, 1956, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Herbert Randolph Zellmerer and the late Margaret Lillian Schwedes Zellmer.
She was predeceased by two brothers, John Herbert Zellmer and Frederick Evans Zellmer; and two sisters-in-law, Robyn Jean Zellmer and Carol Zellmer.
Survivors include her fiancé, Larry Ray of Johnston; a special niece, Stacy Hilliard of Glen Burnie, Md.; one brother, Louis Edward Zellmer of Virginia Beach, Va.; and many other loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army of Horry County, 201 Laurel St., Conway, S.C. 29526 and on the memo line add Angel Tree in memory of Sharon Bosch.
Sign the online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.
OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 12, 2015 EDITION
Lorraine Wilson Bellamy
Lorraine Wilson Bellamy, 76, of Little River passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Like a beautiful red rose in the summer, Lorraine came into our lives bringing each one who knew her a joyful memory of her tied with a ribbon of love.
God’s own way and at His appointed time, He delivered her heavenly crown and she peacefully went home to be with Him.
Born on Feb. 5, 1939, she was the daughter of the late David and Annie Bryant Wilson Bellamy.
Mrs. Bellamy was educated in the public schools of Horry County. At an early age, she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and became a member of St. Paul AME Church. After entering into holy matrimony to Raleigh James Bellamy, she joined Mt. Calvary #2 Missionary Baptist Church and remained a faithful and dedicated member. She was a gifted cook and worked in several restaurants in the Grand Strand area.
She was blessed with four children she leaves to cherish her memories: Dr. Bettye A. Bellamy, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in the Middle East; Bobby Lee Bellamy of Darlington; Eddie Lee Bellamy of Florence and Linda (Gregory) Gore of the home;  two grandchildren, LaQuan R. Gore of Little River and Octasia “Tasia” Gore of the home; one great-grandchild, Nevaeh Mya Gore of Little River; one sister, Dorothy Gause of Little River; one brother, Sylvester Wilson of Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Rhodell Bellamy of Little River and Rosie Lee Wilson of Brooksville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, at Mt. Calvary #2 Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Latimer’s Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

Patsy Buffkin
Patsy Buffkin, 84, of Green Sea died on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in her home.
Born on Sept. 17, 1931, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Strickland and Carrietta Strickland.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert Lee Buffkin; one daughter, Shelvia Buffkin Fowler; two grandchildren, Terra Lynn Hughes and Mark Edwin Small; and one great-grandchild, Mark Fowler.
She is survived by one son, Robert Gale Buffkin of North Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Linda Buffkin Sarvis of Tabor City, N.C.; five grandchildren, Robert Wesley Rogers, Krystal Lynn Mercure,  Caroline Buffkin, Shelley Small and Melissa Fowler; two great-grandchildren, Jayd Fowler and Jordan Small.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Inman Ward Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, at Green Sea Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the Gapway Cemetery in Tabor City.
A guest register is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is serving the family.

Kendale Herring
Kendale Herring, 29, of Green Sea passed away on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Green Sea.
Born on Feb. 15, 1986, he was the son of Robert Hemmingway and Brenda Herring.
A service of remembrance for Mr. Herring was conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Finklea Alumni Center.
Commital, benediction and interment followed at Mt. Vernor Cemetery in Green Sea.
United Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Martha Louise Lanoue
Martha Louise Lanoue, 64, of Little River, formerly of Naugatuck, Conn., passed into eternal rest on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.
Mrs. Lanoue loved spending her time with family and friends and “dipping her toes in the ocean”.
She is survived by her father, Lewis Schlotterbeck of Mount Pleasant; her loving husband of 42 years, Timothy Q. Lanoue; three children, Joshua Lanoue and his wife Guadalupe, Alison Lanoue McColl and her husband Matthew and Jessica Lanoue Phillips  and her husband Robert Phillips Jr.; one sister, Anne Schlotterbeck of Savannah, Ga.; and “Memre” to her seven beautiful grandchildren, Brandon, Bruce, Mackenzie, Connor, Abigail, Patrick and Jonathan.
A memorial service is being held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel at 11840 Hwy. 90 in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23085-5216 or The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Patricia Louise ‘Patti’ Lehman
Patricia Louise “Patti” Lehman, 88, of Carolina Shores, N.C., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in her home.
Born on Feb. 9, 1927, in Zanesville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Margaret Leffler.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Jeanie Predmore.
Mrs. Lehman was a graduate of Ohio State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education and also met her beloved husband of 64 years, Robert (Bobby) G. Lehman. She was a devoted homemaker with a passion for sewing, knitting, painting and gardening. Her life revolved around her family, many cherished friends and her little dog Maggie (SED).
Survivors include her husband, Robert; five children, Linda (Michael), Scott (Patti), Drew (Lora), Tammy and Tom (Jean); 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and her dedicated caregiver, Dever Johnson.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Joseph William Licata
The full and well lived life of Joseph William Licata ended peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.
In his last days Mr. Licata was surrounded by those who loved him deeply and whose lives he had influenced in great measure.
Born in New York City, Borough of the Bronx, the son of parents who were first generation Americans, he and his younger brother were raised in a tight knit family with humble beginnings.  When a football scholarship brought him to the University of Connecticut he met Jane Wetherington, who later became his wife and best friend for almost 50 years.
He is survived by his two daughters, Gia Rose of Edmond, Okla., and Abby Arellano of McKinney, Texas. He gifted his daughters with much love and knowledge, as well as a belief that they could do anything in life they worked toward. In addition to his brother, William Licata of Johns Creek, Ga., he is survived by three grandsons, Eric Arellano, Bradly Rose and Joseph Rose.
Mr. Licata was a teacher his whole life.  He was an avid story teller and used this medium to teach effectively.  Earning his PhD in Educational Administration from Penn State University, he held positions at many major universities such as Ohio State, Louisiana State and Oklahoma State, as well as being widely published.  Beginning his academic career as a professor, he later served as Department Chair, Associate Dean and Dean.  Those who love and miss him will continue to celebrate his life and legacy.
Services will be private.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Brian Scott
Brian Scott, 63, of the Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015.
Mr. Scott and his family moved to the Crescent Beach section of North Myrtle Beach in 1998 and purchased a hotel, the Seaire Inn. They managed it for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Roberta of North Myrtle Beach; and one son, Avery of Texas.
An Irish Wake will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Jimmy B’s at 3311 Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach.
Other arrangements are incomplete.

Joseph John Wright
Joseph John Wright, 25, of Little River passed into Heaven on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015.
Born on Oct. 22, 1990, he was the son of Kathy and Timothy Wright of Little River.
Joseph was very passionate about his time at sea as a commercial fisherman. He loved doing this. He will be missed by many. He had a warm and caring sprirt and a bigger heart.
He is survived by his grandmother, Dorothy Smith of Hurleyville, N.Y.; and caring and loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
At the family’s request there will be no services.
OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 5, 2015 EDITION
L.V. ‘Coach’ Barberousse
L.V. “Coach” Barberousse, 91, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.
Born on June 7, 1924, in Kenefic, Ok., he was the son of the late Loris Victor Barberousse Sr. and the late Nora Goforth Barberousse.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ovaline Barberousse; and one sister, Yvonne Lempera.
Mr. Barberousse was a member of Loris Presbyterian Church and was a teacher and coach at Loris High School for 22 years from 1956-78.
Survivors include one son, Vic Barberousse III and his wife Debbie of Shelby, N.C.; one grandson, Vic Barberousse IV of Rockingham, N.C.; one great-grandson, Jack Barberousse of Rockingham; one sister, Sue Burkhart of Norman, Ok.; and his caregiver and friend, Peggy Jo Dorman of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Tim Osment and David Carter officiating. Burial followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Loris High School, Athletic Department, 301 Loris Lions Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Billy W. Boyd
Billy W. Boyd, 83, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.
Born on July 15, 1932, in Loris, he was the son of the late Barcy and Jennie Hewitt Boyd.
He was predeceased by one brother, Bobby Boyd; and two sisters, Dorothy Barnhill and Louise Turner.
Mr. Boyd was a longtime member and deacon at Simpson Creek Primitive Baptist Church. He was a longtime caretaker and secretary and treasurer of Carter Cemetery. He worked in the local grocery businesses for 55 years.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Earline Johnson Boyd of the home; four children, Wendell Boyd (Wende) of Conway, Elaine B. Atkinson (Dale), Carroll Boyd (Sarah) and Ann B. Phipps (Randall), all of Loris; nine grandchildren, Joshua Gerald (Sarah), Matthew Ryan Gerald, Elliott Boyd (Allyson), Chris Phipps (Jennifer), Reid Phipps, Scott Atkinson (Stephanie), Christopher Atkinson, Michael Atkinson (Deni) and Holden Bullock; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel with Elder George Paul and Chaplain George Vastine officiating.  Burial followed in Carter Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Carter Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 65, Loris, S.C. 29569.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Tisha Jill Floyd
Tisha Jill Floyd, 44, of Green Sea passed away on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.
Born on Aug. 31, 1971, in Green Sea, she was the daughter of the late John Ronald Floyd Sr. and her mother, Louise H Floyd of Green Sea.
She was a loving mother and to those who knew her a friend with a tremendous heart and compassion.
In addition to her mother she is survived by one daughter, Adriana Leigh Floyd; one brother, John Ronald Floyd Jr. and his wife Tammy B. Floyd; one niece, Alexandria Faith Floyd; and one nephew, Micah Mackenzie Floyd of Loris.
Visitation was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Green Sea Baptist Church with funeral services following at 3 p.m.
A guest book is available at http://www.myrtlebeachfuneralhome.com.
Myrtle Beach Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Mary Stella Galli
Mary Stella Galli, 96, of Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 25, 1919, in Manhattan, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Sal and Lucia Buccaleri Bertolino.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Galli.
Mrs. Galli is survived by her daughter, Carol Ferguson-Guesno of Longs; three sisters, Lucy, Frances and Connie; and one granddaughter, Lisa.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, at Farenga Funeral Home in Astoria, N.Y. A funeral mass will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in Bronx, N.Y.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Ednaleen Shannon Harris
Ednaleen Shannon Harris, 83, of Conway passed away on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.
Born on Sept. 30, 1932, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Lena Hardee Shannon.
She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Harris; three brothers; one sister; and one daughter, Sandra Rogers.
Mrs. Harris was a member of Glendale Baptist Church in Florence.
Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis Hardee and her husband Danny of Conway; four grandchildren, Auston Rogers, Elvis Merck (Karen), Daniel Merck, Dewayne Hardee (Allison); five great-grandchildren, Joseph Merck, Janey Merck, Kayllon Sluess, Gracie Merck and Katelyn Hardee; two sisters, Ivadean Edge (Liston) and Gloria Foxworth (Carl); and one brother, Roger Shannon (Wanda) of Loris.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Cane Branch Baptist Church Cemetery in Loris with the Rev. John Sullivan officiating.
Sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Marshall D. Hay Jr.
Marshall D. Hay Jr., 71, of Briarcliffe Acres passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.
Born on July 11, 1944, in Raleigh, N.C., he was the son of the late Marshall D. and Katherine Bogue Hay.
Mr. Hay was co-owner of Latif’s Bakery and Restaurant.
A memorial celebration was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, Marion “Mimi” H. Hay; one daughter, Molly Irani and her husband Meherwan; one son, Benjamin E. Hay and his wife Preeti Khilnani; one step-son, Aaron Hodgin and his wife Dr. Ingrid Binswanger; one step-daughter, Erica Hodgin and her husband Dana Brook; four grandchildren, Aria Irani, Aidan Hodgin, Solenne Hodgin and Matteo Brook; and his former wife, Roslyn Taubman.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Kitty L. Davy General Endowment Fund for the long term financial stability of the Meher Baba Spiritual Center, 10200 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach served the family.

Justin Bradley Hodges
Justin Bradley Hodges, 25, of Loris died on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Oct. 8, 1990, in Augusta, Ga., he was the son of Kimberly Pellum.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Pat and Barry Deese and Bob Hodges.
Justin worked at Outback Steakhouse in North Myrtle Beach as a line cook. He was a very loving father and friend and had a heart of gold.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Kimberly and Alvin Pellum of Goose Creek; his father, Joey Hodges of Augusta; one daughter, Cali Hodges; one brother, Blake Deese (Barbie); his grandparents, Christine and Doug Gantt; his great-grandmother, Gladys Deese; his aunts and uncles, Dee and Gary Smith, Tina and Lee Snyder, Judy, Tony and many more; nine cousins, Keith, Candy, Daniel, Julius, Kylie, Makayla, Cody, Jonathan and Kayla; and his boss and mentor, Sean Scanlin, owner of Outback Steakhouse.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Grace Christian Fellowship.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Julia Ann Vereen
Julia Ann Vereen of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, at Frank Shields Memorial Chapel.
Shields Funeral Home of Little River served the family.