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Obituaries

OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 12, 2017 EDITION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 5, 2017 EDITION

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maynard W. Walker
Maynard W. Walker, 95, of Little River passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at Veteran’s Victory House in Walterboro.
Mr. Walker was born on May 1, 1921.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth F. Walker, his parents and his brothers and sisters.
He is survived by two sons and two daughters, Marshall Walker of Marysville, Ohio, Debra (John) Thompson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Charlotte (Dean) Saunders of Columbus, Ohio, and Warren (Marcia) Walker of Little River; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Donations may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 6th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

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

OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 29, 2016 EDITION

Alphaeus Warren Benton
Alphaeus Warren Benton, 86, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at home.
Born on Oct. 8, 1930, in Loris, he was the son of the late Vance Warren Benton and the late Myrtle Smith Benton.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Louise Benton.
Mr. Benton served his country with courage and honor in the United States Army, after which he worked as a machinist with Hardee Manufacturing until his retirement. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Loris. He will be most remembered as a loving husband and father.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Cox Benton of the home; and one son, Craig Benton and his wife Mary of Wilson, N.C.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, at Antioch Cemetery in Loris with Elder Kevin Markey officiating. The family received friends from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, at Hardwick Funeral Home. The family will have a memorial service at a later date at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of your choice.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Ted Boyd Sr.
Ted Boyd Sr., 70, of Loris passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at Regency Hospital in Florence.
Born on July 30, 1946, in Loris, he was the son of the late Robert G. Boyd and Vernice McDowell Boyd.
Mr. Boyd was a supervisor for Diamond International Tobacco Company. He attended Loris First Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Martha Cooper Boyd; two children, Jennifer Boyd and Ted “Teddy” Boyd Jr. and his fiance Samantha Breton, all of Loris; two brothers, Robert L. Boyd of Loris and Craig Boyd and his wife Debbie of Easley; and two grandchildren, Benjamin Matthew Boyd and Samarah Breton.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Loris First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wofford Boyd and Dr. Louis Venable officiating.
Burial immediately followed at Twin City Memorial Gardens in Loris.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the funeral service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to the Horry County Animal Care Center, 1923 Industrial Park Road, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Jay Delane Eagle
Jay Delane Eagle, 77, of Little River died on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at Conway Medical Center in Conway.
Born on March 22, 1939, in Matthews, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Grady Thomas and Dora Irby Alexander.
She was predeceased by one sister, Carylon Gribble.
She is survived by her partner, Carey Payne; one son, John Scott Eagle (Lisa); one daughter, Janice Kay Eagle Roberts (Barney); one brother, Dalton Alexander (Susan); one sister, Lutricia Ketzer (Tom); and three grandchildren, Erika, Eyan and Lee.
Services will be private with the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 1930 Charlie Hall Blvd., Charleston, S.C. 29415 or The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Angeline ‘Ann’ Dorsey Johnson
Angeline “Ann” Dorsey Johnson, 83, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at home.
Born on Sept. 13, 1933, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Joe Mann Dorsey Sr. and the late Hattie Beulah Booth Dorsey.  
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Archie E. “Slick” Johnson; three brothers, Thomas E. “Bud” Dorsey, Joe Mann Dorsey Jr. and John Dorsey; three sisters, Genewood Dorsey, Louise Strickland and Elizabeth Currence; and one son-in-law, Larry Adams.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of Zoan United Methodist Church in Loris.
Survivors include one son, Joe E. Johnson of Loris; one daughter, Mary Ann J. Adams of Loris; one brother, Harold Dorsey (Joyce) of Loris; two sisters, Kathleen Thomas of Chantilly, Va., and Wilma Craig of Marion; two granddaughters, Jill Peavy (Jody) of Loris and Tara Wilson (Danny) of Goose Creek; and two great-grandchildren, Will Wilson and Anna Wilson.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Zoan United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. John Watts, Glenn Elliott and the Rev. Danny Banks officiating. The family received friends following the graveside service in the church cemetery.
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Joseph ‘Joe’ Irvin Middleton III
Joseph “Joe” Irvin Middleton III, 49, of Loris passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Aug. 17, 1967, in LaPlata, Md., he was the son of Joseph Irvin Middleton Jr. and Kathryn Valerie Rock Middleton.
Mr. Middleton was the owner and operator of Joe’s Heating and Air.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Teresa Middleton; two sons, Joe (Emily) Middleton IV and David (Rachel) Spurling; two daughters, Crystal (Shannon) Sarver and Jennifer (Jason) Reilly; two sisters, Sandy Middleton and Melissa Middleton; seven grandchildren, Faith, Marley, Maci, Curtis, David, Jack and Lydia; and his faithful canine companion, Annabell.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, at Lee Funeral Home at 11840 Hwy. 90 in Little River. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
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  www.american.cancer.org
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Velna Morgan
Velna Morgan, 88, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at home.
Born on Feb. 9, 1928, in Salisbury, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Monroe Carr and Esther Beck Swicewood.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jack Boyd Morgan, whom she married in 1946.
Mrs. Morgan was the youngest of eight children. She worked as a lab technician at the Celanese Chemical Plant.
She is survived by two daughters, Harriet M. Ray of Shelby, N.C., and Cynthia M. Bonner of Myrtle Beach; seven grandchildren, Amy, Eric, John K., Lauren, Catherine, John V. and Joseph; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Bible Fellowship Baptist Church in Little River. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be on Friday, Dec. 30, at Rowan Memorial Gardens, 4125 Franklin Comm Center Road, Salisbury, N.C. 28144.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bible Fellowship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1109, Little River, S.C. 29566.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Rosie Lee Cartrette Powell
Rosie Lee Cartrette Powell, 79, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on March 15, 1937, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Cartrette and the late Retha Bell Cartrette.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Homer Paul Powell; two brothers, Billy Cartrette and Bobby David Cartrette; and two sisters, Alice Phillips and Judy Causey Watts.
Mrs. Powell retired from the Horry County Solid Waste Authority and was a longtime active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Loris. She was passionate about her fishing and never met a stranger. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all.
Survivors include her daughter, Teresa Powell Stanley and her husband Aubrey of Tabor City; one son, Paul Powell and his girlfriend Chrissy Wright of Tabor City; five grandchildren, Corey Powell and his wife Tiffany, Courtney Powell, Andrea Powell, Eric Rouse and his wife Kelli and Stone Stanley; and one great-grandson, Luke Powell.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Pastor David Watts officiating. Committal services followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family received friends for one and one-half hours prior to the service at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Kittie Runser
Kittie Runser, 75, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C.
Born on Nov. 26, 1941, in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Robert G. and Katherine Reyer Runser.
Kittie was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Penn Hills, Pa., and the Pilot Club in North Myrtle Beach.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Chuck Gornick; one son, Robert Runser; two step-sons, Steven Gornick and Marc Gornick; and six grandchildren.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A prayer service was held at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Shining Arrow of Penn Hills, 10147 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills, PA 15235 or North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club,  141 Goodale Drive, Longs, S.C. 29568.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Tommy Todd
Tommy Todd, 53, of Loris passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on March 6, 1963, in Loris, he was the son of the late Thomas and Annie Todd.
Mr. Todd will be forever remembered as a loving father, brother and uncle.
Survivors include two daughters, Victoria Laine Todd and Bethany Grace Todd, both of Green Sea; one brother, Ronnie Todd (Dale);  two sisters, Wanda Suggs (Gene) and Connie Graham (Jay), both of Loris; 10 nephews, Wesley Todd, Derrick Gause, Derrick Elliott, Farrell Graham, Blake Kleepsie, Jordan Todd, Riley Gause, Lester Bell, Hunter Todd and Brantley Rabon; and 11 nieces, Sharon Bell, Danielle Wright, Mandy Rabon, Haley Graham, Anna Kleepsie, Carly Bell, Taylor Todd, Bailey Coffey, Chloe Coffey, Regan Wright and Emma Elliott.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the Carter Cemetery in Loris with the Rev. Ross Altman officiating.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Robert E. Weatherford
Robert E. Weatherford, 69, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Nov. 18, 1947, in Camden, N.J., he was the son of Rose Farber Weatherford and the late Robert E. Weatherford Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cheryl Yuengling Weatherford; two sons, Scott Weatherford (Rebecca) and Bryan Weatherford (Heather); four brothers, Randy Weatherford, Todd Weatherford, Glenn Weatherford and Chad Weatherford; one sister, Joyce Weatherford; and five grandchildren, Madysson, Mason, Anderson, Holden and a baby expected in February.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 22, 2016 EDITION

Jason J. Griffith
Jason J. Griffith, 72, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Burlington, N.C., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, with his family by his side.
Born on March 6, 1944, in Loris, he was the son of the late Julius and Gertrude Stanley Griffith.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Winston; and one son-in-law, Carl Denney.
Mr. Griffith was a faithful and active member of Living Water Baptist Church in Longs and a member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed and loved activities such as softball, where he had played in a number of various softball organizations, including 50 and over World Series Championship team and was the recipient of numerous awards. He also was an avid golfer.  He retired from Star Foods in Burlington as co-owner and operator.
Surviving are his loving family and devoted wife of 21 years, Joanne Neese Griffith; one son, Christopher (Karen) Griffith; three daughters, Pam Griffith Denney, Belinda Griffith Butler and Lindsay Forrester (Derek) Denard; one brother, Donald (Michelle) Griffith; one sister-in-law, Lupe; five grandchildren, Holly, Amanda, Justin, Summer and Mitchell; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at Lee Funeral Home.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, at Living Water Baptist Church.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Embrace Hospice nurses, Kim and Flo, for their attention and care given to Mr. Griffith and his family, also to Carla Strickland of Amedisys Hospice.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Living Water Baptist Church Mission Fund, 1569 Hwy. 9 E., Longs, S.C. 29568 or to Trosa Resident Treatment Center in Durham, N.C., www.trosainc.org.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Winston Carlin Norris
Winston Carlin Norris, 73, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at home.
Born on Aug. 28, 1943, in Columbus County, N.C., he was the son of the late Ivory Dewey and Jettie Spivey Norris.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Gayle Norris of Tabor City; one son, Adam Norris of Tabor City; one daughter, Dana Renee Norris of Tabor City; and two sisters, Verdie Lee Greiner of Myrtle Beach and Eloise Martin of Loris.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Sandy Plain Church Cemetery.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Dale Suggs
Dale Suggs, 63, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016.
Born on Feb. 5, 1953, in Loris, he was the son of the late W.D. Suggs and the late Irene Gause Suggs Todd.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Warren Devin Suggs; and one brother, Don Wayne Suggs.
Mr. Suggs loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Cloia M. Suggs of Loris; one son, Williams D. Suggs Jr., (Amanda Hughes) of Loris; one brother, Danny Suggs (Becky) of Columbia; four sisters, Joanne Phillips of Tabor City, N.C., Joyce Suggs, Judy Milligan (Dennis) and Tammy Soles, all of Loris; two grandchildren, Annia Suggs of Shallotte, N.C., and Dominic Suggs of Loris; and several nieces, nephews and special friends.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Kinlaw officiating.  Burial followed in Cane Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

Lorraine Rose Summa
Lorraine Rose Summa, 80, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.
Born on May 15, 1936, in New Haven, Conn., she was the daughter of the late John Mayo and Eleanor Mayo Cosenza.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Joseph Mayo; and one sister, Josephine Mayo.
After graduating from Central Connecticut Teachers College in 1958, Mrs. Summa married the late Kenneth Joseph Summa in 1959. She once said “I wasn’t involved in everything going on in the 1960s - I was raising three children.”  At that, she did an excellent job according to the children, Laurie Prentice, Keith Summa and the late Craig Summa.
After her first husband’s death in 1993 she married the late John McGowan in 1996.
Mrs. Summa was in constant motion, living in 14 towns across seven states and Puerto Rico. She had the most beautiful smile, ready ear, easy laugh and compassionate soul. She was a fierce competitor, a long-suffering Red Sox fan, a late adopter of on-line dating, a horrible singer, a beloved grandmother, a devout friend, an amazing sister and the most wonderful mother anyone could ask for.
She is survived by two grandchildren, Jack Centra and Zachary Summa; two sisters, Lola Mayo and Joyce Ghiroli; one brother, John Mayo Jr.; two sons-in-law, Todd Prentice and Filemon Rodriguez; one daughter-in-law, Lorraine Romano; and innumerable friends from the Carolina Italian American Organization and across the globe.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 1930 Charlie Hall Blvd., Charleston, S.C. 29415.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Eddie Carroll Watts
Eddie Carroll Watts, 62, of Longs passed away on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach with his family by his side.
Born on Oct. 6, 1954, in Whiteville, N.C., he was the son of the late Charlie Brice Watts and the late Margaret Anderson Mincey.
He was predeceased by one infant son, Jeremy C. Watts; and one sister, Becky Hewitt.
On July 15, 1980, Mr. Watts married his sweetheart, Rene Fletcher Watts.  He was loved by many family and friends and will be greatly missed.  His memory will forever live on.
In addition to his wife, Rene, he is survived by one son, David E. Watts and his children, Titus and Sarah, all of Longs; and one daughter, Sherry S. Cannon and her husband, the Rev. Phillip G. Cannon, and their children, Jessica and Lauren, all of Conway.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Phillip G. Cannon officiating.  Burial followed in Mt. Leon Cemetery.  The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or The American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 15, 2016 EDITION

Eston Housand
Eston Housand, 78, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at Kingston Nursing Center in Conway following an extended illness.
Born on Nov. 14, 1938, in Loris, he was the son of the late Blune Housand and the late Ethel Prince Housand.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Dr. Hoyt Housand.
Mr. Housand served nearly four decades in the South Carolina Air National Guard as an avionics technician. During this time, he was called to active duty for the Berlin Crisis and Operation Desert Shield in Saudi Arabia. He retired in 1994 as a Senior Master Sergeant and was the supervisor of the Precision Measurement Instruments Laboratory at McEntire Air National Guard Base.
Mr. Housand had a passion for flying and was an instrument-rated private pilot. His next love was farming and he enjoyed his “tractor-time” on the family land. He was an active member and Sunday school teacher at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. He was a former president as well as Lion of the Year in the Loris Lions Club. He was a dedicated member of the Loris camp of Gideons International.
Survivors include one son, Chuck Housand and his wife Joey of Loris; one step-grandson, Colby Stoker of Granada Hills, Calif.; one sister, Lois Collins and her husband Nelson of James Island; one sister-in-law, Barbara Housand of Georgetown; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Pastor Rodney Hord officiating. Committal services were private. The family received friends for one and one-half hours prior to the services at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 93, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Donald D. ‘Jake’ Jacoby
Donald D. “Jake” Jacoby, 77, of Little River, formerly of York County, Pa., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.
Born on Nov. 21, 1939, in York County, he was the son of the late Lester and Dorothy Lunsford Jacoby.
Mr. Jacoby graduated from Central York High School in the class of 1958. He was an Eagle Scout recipient, the first one of the Roundtown Scout Troop to receive this honor. He was an original founding member of the York County Fiddlers Association and an avid square dance caller. He retired from the American Greeting Company as a district sales manager.
His family was his life. He truly loved spending his retired time with his wife, kids and grandkids, who affectionately called him “Pappy”.
Survivors include his devoted and loving wife of 50 years this past July 23, Norma Kuykendall Jacoby; one son, Mark (Melinda) Jacoby; two daughters, Melissa (David) Moser and Marcia (Michael) Sabold; 11 grandchildren, Joshua, Michael, Dylan, Tanya, D.J., Dylan, Zac, Diamond, Michael, Missy and Jason; 15 great-grandchildren; and his grandcat, Tyson.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his honor to Risen Christ Lutheran Church School, 10595 US 17, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.
A memorial service to honor Jake will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at Risen Christ Lutheran Church. A reception will follow the memorial service.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Lewis Dean ‘John’ Lewis
Lewis Dean “John” Lewis, 68, of Little River died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on April 25, 1948, in Horry County, he was the son of the late John T. and Eva E. Lee Lewis.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia Ann Potter Lewis; two sons, Robert “Dean” Lewis (Debbie) and Jonathan Sam Lewis; one daughter, Lisa Lewis Gore (Chris); three brothers, Layton Lewis, Sherward Lewis and Glenn Lewis; six sisters, Anne Smith, Marilyn Suggs, Mary Todd, Eunice Voivedich, Valley Martin and Edna Lewis; and four grandchildren, Terrance, Summer, J.T. and Carter.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Calabash, N.C. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.  Burial followed the funeral service in the Lewis Family Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, 1010 Hickman Road, Calabash, N.C. 28467.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Mabelene Hilbourn Porter
Mabelene Hilbourn Porter, 74, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on June 26, 1942, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Gero Hilbourn Sr. and the late Mable Ward Hilbourn.
Mrs. Porter worked as an Horry County dispatcher with the South Carolina Forestry Commission for 15 years and attended Lawndale Baptist Church in Loris.
Survivors include her loving husband of 56 years, Marshall D. Porter of the home; two daughters, Annette P. Causey and Cathy Jo Thomas, both of Loris; five grandchildren, Marshall Hursey and his wife Kimberly of Myrtle Beach, Michael Wade Hursey and his wife Bonnie of Sumter, Amanda Jo Hardee of Loris, Brian Bell of California and Corey Thomas of Loris; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mildred Pope of Virginia Beach, Va., and Lila Maxfield of Chesapeake Bay, Va.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one son-in-law, Dale Causey; and her five brothers; Gero Hilbourn Jr., Tommy Hilbourn, Gary Hilbourn, Carlisle Hilbourn and Jimmy Hilbourn.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, at Lawndale Baptist Church with entombment following at Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Loris. The Rev. Chris Hardee and Pastor Lloyd Phipps officiated the services. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to Lawndale Baptist Church, 4717 Hwy. 66, Loris, S.C. 29569.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Ezra Rabon
Ezra Rabon, 77, of Longs passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at home following an illness.
Born on April 2, 1939, in Conway, he was the son of the late Cleave Bertie Rabon and the late Lillian Jones Rabon Turner.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Thelma Bernice Stevens Rabon.
Mr. Rabon served his country with courage, honor and distinction in the U.S. Army. He worked in construction and with Dodson Pest Control until his retirement. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Cecil Lilly Rabon of the home; one son, Michael Rabon and his wife Brandi of Loris; one daughter, Deborah Norris and her husband James of Raeford, N.C.; one step-daughter, Barbara Martin of Virginia; five grandchildren, Eric Norris, Ashley Collins, April Norris Locklear and her husband P.J., Tiffany Rabon Bullard and her husband Brandon and Logan Rabon; six great-grandchildren, Hayley Collins, Bryce Collins, Kenley Stevens, Blayden Bullard, Lincoln Locklear and Waylon Bullard; and one sister, Judy Whittmore and her husband John of Loris.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Conway with the Rev. Mack Hutson and the Rev. Lonnie Johnson officiating. Committal services followed at Cane Branch Cemetery in Loris. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Hardwick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 6907 Hwy. 905, Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

Terry Morris Raper
Terry Morris Raper, 51, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.
Born on Jan. 30, 1965, in Aiken, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Mary Morris.
Mrs. Raper was a loving mother who cared for her children and was also an animal enthusiast. She raised a squirrel (Henry) from birth and also had a dog (Destiny).
She is survived by two sons, Michael William Raper and Brandon Edward Raper; four uncles, J.H. Roberson, Martin Roberson, Jerry Roberson and Russell Roberson; many aunts and cousins; and her special friend and caregiver, Paul Abraham.
The family wishes to thank Heartland Hospice and the Tidelands Oncology staff for their care.
A burial and memorial service will be held in Aiken on Monday, Jan. 30, at Shiloh Baptist Church.
A celebration of her life was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, on the beach at 32nd Avenue in North Myrtle Beach.
Grand Strand Funeral Home and Crematory of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Shane Smith
Shane Smith, 38, of Loris passed away on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016.
Born on March 2, 1978, in Granbury, Texas, he was the son of Deborah Harris-Strait and the late Franklin Lavon Smith.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his grandfathers, Edwood W. Cox and Leo Smith Sr.
Survivors include his mother, Deborah Harris-Strait of Loris; his step-father, Jim Strait of Loris; two brothers, Gabe Smith (Michelle) and Eddy Cox, both of Loris; one sister, Michelle Williams (Duff) of Mullins; nine nieces and nephews, Chandler Cox, Riley Cox, Easton Cox, Gage Smith, Kiersten Smith, Garrison Smith, Kaylyn Carter, Aniston Williams and Deklan Williams; and his grandmothers, Claris Cox of Loris and Lucille Smith of Lake Waccamaw, N.C.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 8, 2016 EDITION

David Shellam Allen
David Shellam Allen, 75, of North Myrtle Beach died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Sept. 9, 1941, in Wadesboro, N.C., he was the son of Flake S. and Christine B. Allen.
Mr. Allen, a man who never met a stranger, loved his girls unconditionally, was a master gardener and was never without a saucy story.  He held his own “shagging in the sand” and strutted with pride about his Southern heritage. He left a piece of himself with us all.  
He is survived by his wife, Mary Barker Allen of the home; three daughters, Kimberly Allen Williams (Doug) of Wilson, N.C., Laura Allen Gardner (Randy) of Mt. Pleasant and Bonnie Allen Bottoms-Hayes (Paul) of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; three brothers, Dr. Robert S. Allen (Barbara) of North Myrtle Beach, John Richard Allen of Lilesville, N.C., and William Parks Allen of North Myrtle Beach; five grandchildren, Jonathon Hammond, Steuart Hammond, Andrew Williams, Christina Bottoms and Jacob Bottoms; and one great-grandchild, Riley Hammond.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.  Burial was at 3 p.m. at Barker Family Cemetery in Lumberton, N.C.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Alice Lee Babb
Alice Lee Babb, 87, of Little River died on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on July 22, 1929, in Hertford, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Everett Duke and Irene Layden Babb.
She was predeceased by one sister, Helen Brown.
She is survived by one brother, Dr. Thomas J. “Jack” Babb; and one niece, Mary Strickland and her husband Frank.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at West Lawn Cemetery in Elizabeth City, N.C.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

H. Lee ‘Harry Lee’ Brown Jr.
H. Lee “Harry Lee” Brown Jr., 68, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on May 13, 1948, in Greensboro, N.C., he was the son of the late Harry Lee and Lola Yow Brown.
He attended Page High School in Greensboro and was the longtime operator of the O.D. Pavilion.
He is survived by two daughters, Hope Lane Parks and Shannon Brown; one sister, Judy Holleman (Vernon); two grandchildren, Madison Parks and Gabrielle Parks; and one great-grandchild, Maddox; three nephews, Tim (Lisa) Holleman, Wesley Holleman and Jerry Holleman; four great-nieces and nephews, Crystal Holleman, Hayden Holleman, Tristan Holleman, Lizzie Holleman; and one special friend and caregiver, Linda O. Walker, and her daughter, Tiffany Gauch.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the O.D. Pavilion. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hall of Fame Foundation, P.O. Box 4070, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Dorothy Catherine Chapman
Dorothy Catherine Chapman (nee Kanas), 96, of Little River passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at home.
She was born on March 10, 1920.
She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Chapman; loving mother of June Oliver (Jerry) of Fairfield, Iowa, and Karen Breznay (Joe)  of Little River; cherished grandmother of Natalie Kelley (Dan) of Amherst, Ohio, Celeste Breznay Rawlinson of Herndon, Va., and Peter Oliver of Brooklyn, N.Y.; great-grandmother of Erin, Riana and Bryan Kelley, Autumn Breznay and London and Karis Rawlinson; great-great grandmother of Maxwell Kelley; beloved sister of George Kanas (Gerri), Albert Kanas (Thelma) and Maryann Rich (Alex) all of whom preceded her in death; beloved sister of Lillian Verna (Andrew deceased); June Campane (Eugene deceased); Cecilia Heckler (Donald), Thomas Kanas (Judy) and Shirley Schmidt (Howard deceased); and dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was born to George and Susan Kanas (nee Hadzima) in Johnstown, Pa.
Dorothy spent most of her adult life in Cleveland before moving to Little River. She was devoted to her family and loved to bake her famous Christmas cookies and amazing pies. She was retired from the girls department at the Higbee Company. Dorothy was an active member of St. Mel’s parish in Cleveland where she had many friends and helped organize party events for the seniors. After moving to Little River, she enjoyed the beautiful weather, reading, working Sudoku and crossword puzzles and playing Rummikub. She had an active social life going to karaoke with friends and family where everyone knew her as “Mom”. Dorothy was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and enjoyed watching the Browns and participating in bingo nights at the Keefers.
A Catholic service at Saint Mel’s Parish and interment at Holy Cross Cemetery will take place at a later date in Cleveland.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

John W. Everitt
John W. Everitt, 68, of Green Sea passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital following an illness.
Born on July 13, 1948, in Ellenville, N.Y., he was the son of the late Grant Everitt and the late Anne Mosher Everitt.
Mr. Everitt served his country with courage, honor and distinction in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Margaret Abplanalp Everitt of the home; two sons, Patrick Everitt and his wife Erin of Youngsville, N.Y., and Michael Everitt and his wife Melinda of Kenoza Lake, N.Y.; two daughters, Candy Angle and her husband Tim of West Lafayette, Ohio, and Peggy Davis and her husband Willie of Loris; 12 loving grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial services will be held at Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty, N.Y. , in the spring.
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Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is serving the family.

Nancy Bowen Seddinger
Nancy Bowen Seddinger, 78, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Jan. 14, 1938, in Dillon County, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Christine Wiggins Bowen.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Ronald Bowen.
As a young mother, Mrs. Seddinger taught Sunday School and was a member of the Junior Charity League and Main Street Methodist Church in Dillon.
In 1973 she became the owner of Grand Strand Realty in Cherry Grove. She also owned  Grand Strand Vacations and retired from both businesses in 2012. She was a member of the Board of Realtors and a charter member of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include three daughters, Cathy Baxley of Dillon, Cecelia Dickson (Tad) of Charlotte, N.C., and Angela Seddinger of North Myrtle Beach; one sister, JoAnn Bowen Britt (Morris); several nieces and nephews; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her caregiver of four years, Debra Farmer.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 2411 N. Oak St., Suite 108, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577-3164.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

Christopher Todd Wasserman
Christopher Todd Wasserman, 48, of Little River passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2016, at home.
Born on Dec. 28, 1967, in El Paso, Texas, he was the son of the late Richard Wasserman Jr and Anne Winter Archbold Wasserman.
A beloved brother and friend, Chris was an avid outdoorsman.  He reveled in his time spent hiking and snowmobiling in Wyoming; as well as playing soccer, rugby and golf; and sailing and cycling in South Carolina. Chris was a devoted friend to his dogs upon whom he bestowed immeasurable love, particularly his great friend Buddy, a Golden Labrador, who predeceased him. His loyalty as a Steelers fan was surpassed only by that to his friends and family.
Chris’ passing brings to mind his uncle and kindred spirit, James Joyce Wasserman, whom we lost not long ago. The memory of their adventures together will always bring joy to those who were fortunate enough to know them.
Survivors include his Golden Lab, Chance; three brothers and their wives, Craig and Sherry Wasserman, Scott and Leslie Wasserman of Myrtle Beach and Eric Wasserman and Catherine Maggio of Berkeley, Calif.; nephews and nieces, Brad, Calli, James, Jenna, Emma and Isabel; his uncle, Thomas Wasserman and wife Kristine of Ocean Ridge, Fla.; and his aunt Lynne Jann and husband Art and cousins Leslie, Doug and Tricia of Connecticut.
A service will be held privately by the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossdogs Rescue Ministry, 27668 Hwy. 125, Scotland Neck, N.C. 27874.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home & Crematory of Myrtle Beach served the family.

OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 1, 2016 EDITION

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

Ronald Dean Bundy
Ronald Dean Bundy, 70, of Little River died on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Oct. 20, 1946, in Decatur, Ill., he was the son of Betty Cochran Bundy Camp and the late Donald Dean Bundy.
In addition to his mother and step-father, Dale Camp, he is survived by his wife, Sandra Nichols Bundy; two sons, Beau Bundy (Alice) and Brenton Bundy; one daughter, Brandi Rowsey (Tim); three brothers, Mike, Donnie and David; five sisters, Pam O’Neall (Marty), Kathy Camp, Sue Camp-Hoffman (Randy), Teresa Cravens and Gay Bundy; and six grandchildren, Reese, Josie, Sydney, Lillian, Cash and Justice.
A celebration of life was held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at VFW Post 10840 in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to VFW Post 10804, 111 Hwy. 57, Little River, S.C. 29566.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

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

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

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

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

Alice Chewning Rowles
Alice Chewning Rowles, 71, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Jan. 7, 1945, in Spotsylvania, Va., she was the daughter of the late Granville and Cathleen Chewning.
She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Lewis E. Rowles.
She is survived by two sons, Greg Rowles and his wife Brandee and Jeff Rowles and his wife Leanna; six brothers, Ralph, Mickey, Charles, Franklin, Alan and Gene Chewning; three sisters, Joyce Larson, Laura Emery and Sandy Rapp; seven grandchildren, Kelsey, Kody, Courtney, Jake, Hannah, Grayson and Ashton; and five honorary grandchildren, Corbin, Madison, Chance, Bryce and Carson.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Hebron Baptist Church in Spotsylvania.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice, 1318 Third Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

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

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

OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 24, 2016 EDITION

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

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

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

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

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

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

Herbert Wayne Fawcett
Herbert Wayne Fawcett, 96, of Loris passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Whiteville, N.C.
Born on June 11, 1920, in Utica, Ohio, he was the son of the late George Walter Fawcett and the late Ella Adeline Hook Fawcett.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Thelma Augusta Jones Fawcett; and one son, Barry Fawcett.
Mr. Fawcett graduated from high school in 1936. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia University. His majors were music, drama, speech and English.
Mr. Fawcett served his country with courage and honor in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. During the war he worked on and piloted military gliders being towed from base to base across the United States.
He married Thelma Augusta Jones in 1961 and began to delve into his true passion, theater and the arts. He taught in high schools in Ohio and Michigan for 24 years and two of his pupils made it to Broadway. He had an immense appreciation for theater and was a highly sought after freelance stage director. He wrote numerous musicals, stage productions, operas and novels during his career, as well as acting, singing and set design in venues from Detroit to Carnegie Hall.
Upon retiring from teaching and community theatre after 30 years, he and Thelma settled in Florida, first Indian Harbour Beach and then Palm Bay where they lived for 21 years. There they were involved in Melbourne Civic Theatre and finally with Museum Downstage (Downstagers), which was formed by dear friend Gloria Dash and Wayne at the Melbourne Museum of Art and Science and is still thriving today.
He leaves behind his beloved friends of over half a century and home mates, Marlene and Arnold Gaspersohn and their daughter, Shelly (Wayne’s God daughter) and her children, Joshua, Lindey and Karleigh; his son, Danny Fawcett and grandson, Buzz Fawcett.
Upon moving to Loris, he attended Loris First Presbyterian Church where he always felt welcomed.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Loris First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Dr. Tim Osment officiating. The family received friends immediately following the service at the church.
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Frankie Aubrey Gore
Frankie Aubrey Gore, 71, of North Myrtle Beach died on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, in  Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach from respiratory failure.
Born on Sept. 9, 1945, he was the son of the late Austin and Fannie Alene Fipps Gore.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Diana Causey.
Mr. Gore graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College. He was a Vietnam veteran who was wounded in combat. He earned both a purple heart and bronze star for his service before being honorably discharged. While he was in motel management for 20 plus years, he also started his own business from which he retired.
Mr. Gore will be greatly missed by his family. He was a loving father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend to many.
He is survived by his wife, Alanza Gore; three children, Kim Hudson (Jeff), Michelle Gore and Jason Gore (Michelle), all of North Myrtle Beach; two grandsons, Austin Hudson and Tanner Morrison; two sisters, Ina Pearl Soles (Junior) of Chadbourn, N.C., and Debbie Christine Mercer (Don) of Chadbourn; and one brother, Michael Gore of Loris.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, at Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.
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Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

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

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

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

George Hiddleston Kim Jr.
George Hiddleston Kim Jr., 80, of Longs passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness.
Born on May 23, 1936, in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late George Hiddleston Kim Sr. and the late Elizabeth Warrender Kim.
Mr. Kim served his country with courage and honor in the United States Marine Corps. After his service he worked and retired from Karastan Mills as a carpet executive.
Survivors include his loving wife, Silver Kim of the home; one son, Gregory George Kim and his wife Alexandra of Oakland, Calif.; one daughter, Lisa Ann Kim of Iowa City, Iowa; two grandchildren, Wolfgang Charles Tyler-Kim and Shawn Tyler-Kim; and one sister, Elizabeth Warman and her husband Fred of Spring, Texas.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Jean Kim.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Gregory George Kim officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Tara Hall, Home For Boys, P.O. Box 955, Georgetown, S.C. 29442.
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Teddy Ray ‘Ted’ Little
Teddy Ray “Ted” Little, 81, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River.
Born on Feb. 18, 1935, in Winston Salem, N.C., he was the son of the late Melvin L. and Viona Southern Little.
Mr. Little was a faithful member of Living Water Baptist Church in Longs.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Gloria Dymott Little; one son, Brian Little (Martha); one daughter, Sharon Little Knott (James); one brother, Ed Little (Tracy); three grandchildren, Sara Little, Justin Knott (Marisa) and Leigh Anne Little; and one great-grandchild, Colton Ray Knott.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Living Water Baptist Church.  Burial followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Living Water Baptist Church, General Fund, 1569 Hwy. 9 E., Longs, S.C. 29568.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.

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

Shirley Rabon
Shirley Rabon, 66, of Loris passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, following a sudden illness.
Born on Oct. 5, 1950, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Purley “Jack” Rabon and the late Sadie King.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one son, Robert “Robbie” L. Rabon; one sister, Louise R. Mills; and one brother, L.W. Rabon.
Mrs. Rabon worked with Winn Dixie as a manager until her retirement and was a member of the Conway Church of God.
Survivors include one brother, Tom Rabon of Loris; one sister, Myrna Rabon Hughes of Loris; one granddaughter, Greta Louise Rabon of Conway; and her best friend, Verma Rabon.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov., 14, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Committal services were private.
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Penny Lodosca ‘Dot’ Powell Ray
Penny Lodosca “Dot” Powell Ray, 79, of Tabor City, N.C., died on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris.
Born on Jan. 21, 1937, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late James Gurthie and Frances Geverna Fullwood Powell.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one daughter, Penni Ray Stocks; and one sister, Doris Powell Boyd.
Mrs. Ray was a retired school teacher with Horry County Public Schools.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Ray of Tabor City; two sons, Joseph L. Ray (Karen) of North Myrtle Beach and Dr. Tracy P. Ray (Tracy B.) of Loris; one brother, Merlin M. Powell of Rock Hill; two sisters, June Beasley of Winnabow, N.C., and Sandra Powell Childers of Summerville; and six grandchildren, Alex, Alston, Jaclyn, McKinley, Bryant Ray and Brianna Hewett.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, at Tabor City Baptist Church. Burial followed at Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.
Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the church.
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Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

Lionell ‘Nell’ Gore Duncan Stevens
Lionell “Nell” Gore Duncan Stevens, 84, of Longs passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones.
“Nell”, as she was lovingly known, was born to Lefon and Minnie B. Gore on June 18, 1932.
Mrs. Stevens grew up and lived all her life in Longs. Her early years were spent on the farm. Later in life she opened Duncan’s Accounting in Calabash, N.C., which she ran for over 20 years. She was a beautiful lady who always dressed sharply and looked so put together. She was famous for her red velvet cake, and if you ever had a slice you understood why. She will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt who will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of being a part of her life.
She is survived by her husband of 16 years and first class traveling partner, Roy W. Stevens of the home; two sons, Russell Duncan and his wife Elaine of New Zion and Andy Duncan and his wife Kerri of Turbeville; one daughter, Tammy Duncan of Greenville; seven grandchildren; and three point five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Cecil Wade Duncan; and one brother, Lloyal L. Gore Jr.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov., 19, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Gary Richardson officiating. The family received friends for one and one-half hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Committal services followed at Buck Creek Cemetery in Longs.
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A.L. Ward III
A.L. Ward III, 87, of Little River died on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Sept. 22, 1929, he was the son of the late Albert Luke and Marianne Rea Ward Jr.
Mr. Ward was a retired electronic warfare specialist who worked extensively with military intelligence and other security entities and government departments having ties to the United States. Prior to his retirement, he was an active member of Old Crows and the National Military Intelligence Association. He was an Air Force veteran and served two tours in South Korea during that police action. He attended the USMMA and graduated as a marine engineer from the California Maritime Academy.  At the time of his death he was a member and Elder of Calabash Presbyterian Church in Calabash, N.C.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Cogar Ward; three children, Sheree Peer Thompson (Stephan) of Harpers Ferry, W.V., Charlotte Marianne Henning (David) of Winchester, Va., and Albert L. Ward IV of Little River; one surrogate daughter, Jessica Burns of Pawleys Island; one brother,  J.R. Ward of Wisconsin and Arizona; and six grandchildren.  
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at Calabash Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. with military honors at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens Veterans Section in Little River.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Calabash Presbyterian Church, 8820 Old Georgetown Road, Sunset Beach, N.C. 28468 or Regency Hospice, 11943 Grand Haven Drive, Suite A, Garden City, S.C. 29576
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

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

OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 17, 2016 EDITION

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eleanor S. Player
Eleanor S. Player, 84, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Born on Dec. 3, 1931, in Charlotte, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Bonner and Lena Goodman Strawn.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one daughter, Karen Livingston; and one sister, Helen Turner.
Mrs. Player was a member of Living Water Baptist Church in Longs.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, John W. Player Sr.; two sons, Michael V. Player and John W. Player Jr.; one daughter, Barbara Ann Deal; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, at Living Water Baptist Church. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Living Water Baptist Church, 1569 Hwy. 9 E., Longs, S.C.  29568 or Office of Development, Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
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Vallie Wallace Shelley
Vallie Wallace Shelley, 80, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at his home following an illness.
Born on Jan. 12, 1936, in Green Sea, he was the son of the late Gary G. Shelley and the late Ozelma Shelley.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Doris Ruth Adams Shelley; one step-daughter, Rita Adams Suggs; one brother, Gary “Gee” Shelley; and one sister, Janette Porter.
Mr. Shelley retired as a machinist with Hardee Manufacturing Company. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include one step-son, Randy Adams and his wife Teresa of Loris; one step-daughter, Joy Adams Suggs and her husband Doug of Loris; one brother, Pete Shelley of Florida; five step-grandchildren, Bradley Adams, Tommy Adams, Shane Suggs, Misty Suggs and Shaun Suggs; one step-great-grandchild, Nautica Suggs; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 12 noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mack Huston officiating. Committal services were private. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at Hardwick Funeral Home.
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Edith Iona Cox Soles
Edith Iona Cox Soles, 90, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, following an illness with her beloved family by her side.
Born on Aug. 28, 1926, in Tabor City, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Marshall Cox and the late Tempie Jane Norris Cox.  
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband, Euclid W. Soles; one sister, Retha Cox Stevens; one son, Charles Soles; and several nieces and nephews, family members and friends.
Mrs. Soles was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She devoted her life to her family and caring for others. She was involved in volunteer work. Some of her accomplishments include heart fund for Columbus County, secretary for VFW Tabor City, fundraiser for Veterans Memorial in Tabor City, Department of Aging Support League for MIA/POW and their families and NCO Wives Club. She was an avid bowler.
Survivors include two sons, Michael W. Soles (Deborah) of Tabor City and Jimmy Soles (Jill) of High Point, N.C.; one daughter, Marcia Soles Anderson (Clyde) of Tabor City; six grandchildren, Gina Browning (Bryan), Angela Caton, Deanna Soles Hammond Norris (David), Jessie Parson (Brian), Letitia Soles and James “Bo” Tyson (Jamie); nine great-grandchildren; one special sister, Esther Boyd of Loris; one special brother-in-law, Major E.H. Stevens, retired; one special niece, Diane Jones; one special daughter, Annie M. Lee; and devoted caregivers, Lovanda Hyatt and Angela Fowler.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Oak Dale Baptist Church.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service in the church.
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Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.

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

OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 10, 2016 EDITION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 3, 2016 EDITION

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

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

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

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

Raye S. Farrar Jr.
Raye S. Farrar Jr., 49, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in a motorcycle accident.
Raye was born on April 18, 1967, in Syracuse, N.Y.  
He was predeceased by his mother, Sharon Jamieson of Clay, N.Y.
He graduated from Cicero-North Syracuse High School in 1985. He attended SUNY Morrisville before joining the U.S. Navy. He served as an electronics technician (Submarine Warfare) on the USS Guitarro, SSN-665.  After his discharge he worked different jobs including co-owning a computer repair shop and working cruise ships as a casino technician for the Norwegian Cruise Lines. He started his hotel career at the Syracuse Marriott in 1999 as a desk clerk, where he met his wife, Christina. Raye worked his way up the ranks in many different hotels in New York, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina to general manager. He settled in North Myrtle Beach, where he was assistant to the corporate general manager at the Avista Hotel.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Christina Rizzo; one son, Michael Raye Farrar, and his daughter, Amy Lynn Farrar; his father, Raye S. Farrar Sr. of Surprise, Ariz.; and two brothers, Scott Farrar of Anoka, Minn., and Command Master Chief Christopher Farrar of San Diego, Calif.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel at 11840 Hwy. 90 in Little River. He will be buried at sea in a private military service with full honors.  
Memorials may be made to a trust fund for his children, Michael and Amy,  c/o Bank of America, 1339 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Thomas Fowler
Thomas Fowler, 70, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness.
 Born on Oct. 12, 1946, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Bertha Fowler.
Mr. Fowler was a loving husband and was devoted to his daughter.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Sarah O. Fowler of Tabor City; one daughter, JoLanna Nicole Fowler of Tabor City; one brother-in-law, Terry O’Quinn (Linda) of Loris; one sister-in-law, Michelle Floyd (Tracy) of Myrtle Beach; two nieces, Tasha Brown (Dennis) of Marion and Shanna Sims (Daniel) of Loris; two nephews, Davis Floyd and Silas Floyd, both of Myrtle Beach; and one great-nephew, Skylar Lewis of Marion.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Macedonia Baptist Church in the Daisy Community of Loris with the Rev. Bill Thompson and the Rev. Ragsdale Allsbrook officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, served the family.

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

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

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

Jeneta Rheuark Martin
Jeneta Rheuark Martin, 53, of Loris passed away on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, at home following an illness.
Born on April 18, 1963, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Roosevelt and Esteleen Gause Rheuark.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one daughter, Jennifer.
Mrs. Martin was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and loved singing in the church choir. She was always eager to help those in need.
Survivors include her husband, Harmon Martin of Loris; one daughter, Linda Dew (Dewayne) of Loris; two step-sons, Lee Martin (Pearl) and Joey Martin (Sherry), all of Loris; one step-daughter, Stephanie Martin of Loris; one granddaughter, Anna Grace Dew of Loris; 11 step-grandchildren, Cinnamon Russell, Desiree Martin, Jesse Martin, Ronald Fuller III, Amanda Donaghy, Aaron Martin, Travis Martin, Joel Martin, Luke Martin, Kayla Martin and Justin Martin; one brother, William Hardee (Louise) of Dunn, N.C.; three sisters, Judy Altman of Loris, Joanne Hunt (James) of Lumberton, N.C., and Teresa McDowell (Gary) of Longs; special friends, Tracy Gause and Shirley Rhodes; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Conway with the Rev. Mack Hutson and the Rev. Lloyd Williamson officiating.  Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 6907 Hwy. 905, Conway, S.C 29526.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, is serving the family.

Anne Marie Kerrigan Seery
Anne Marie Kerrigan Seery, 81, of Little River and Delmar, N.Y., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.
Born on Sept. 27, 1935, in New York City, she was the first child of the late Martin and Catherine (Lowry) Kerrigan.
Growing up in the Bronx Mrs. Seery graduated with honors from Mother Cabrini High School in 1953. She then went on to work for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Manhattan. In February 1957 she met her husband, Vincent B. Seery, an Irish immigrant, Army veteran and proud graduate of Fordham University. Vincent and Anne fell in love and were married in November 1957. Together they had four children. As the family grew they moved from Rye, N.Y., to Danbury, Conn., eventually settling down in Selkirk, N.Y.
Mrs. Seery worked many happy years for the NYS Assembly. While working and raising her family she went back to school and graduated with high honors from Hudson Valley Community College with an associate’s degree in criminal justice. She then went on to obtain a BS from SUNY Empire State College. After retirement she and Vincent spent their summers on Lake Champlain in Willsboro, N.Y., and winters in Little River.
Mrs. Seery made a lot of close friends through her job “putting people in their places” as an usher at The Carolina Opry and through her more than five years of volunteer work at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. In later years, she was an avid bowler. She will be remembered as an outgoing, intelligent and caring friend, mother and wife. She was an active member and Eucharistic Minister at St. Brendan the Navigator Church in Shallotte, N.C.
She is survived by four children, Mark B. Seery, Maura E. Pearson, Terence V. Seery (Judith) and Sheila C. Seery (Vincent Romeo); five grandchildren Erin, Eileen, Aidan, Anna Callie and Jamal; her brother Martin Kerrigan (Anne); and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial mass was celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul, 900 Madison Ave., Albany, N.Y. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Willsboro, N.Y., and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Best Buddies, 3 Schoolhouse Lane, Waterford, N.Y. 12188.
Regan Denny Stafford Funeral Home of Queensbury, N.Y., is serving the family.

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

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

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

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