Earl Adams Jr.

Earl Adams Jr., 72, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Born in Horry County, he was the son of the late Alton Earl Adams Sr. and the late Louraine L. Russell Adams. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. Mr. Adams enjoyed fishing, farming, artwork and going to church. He attended New Life Community Baptist Chapel. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Betty Adams; one sister, Shirley Marlowe; and one brother, Robert Adams. Survivors include two brothers, the Rev. J. T. Adams (Mary) of …

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Dolores A. Annunzi

Dolores A. Annunzi, 87, of Loris passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020. Mrs. Annunzi was born on Oct. 27, 1932, in Uniontown, Pa., a daughter of the late Steven and Pearl Shelott. She was compassionate, kind-hearted and always willing to help others. She loved the Lord and always saw the best in others. She loved animals, birds and gardening and was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She retired from the federal government after 30 years of service and was a former chaplain with Loris Hospital. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harold Annunzi; …

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Charles Joseph Seymour Jr.

Charles Joseph Seymour Jr., 62, of Loris passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris. He was born on Dec. 31, 1957, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Charles Joseph Seymour Sr. and the late Marion Brady Seymour. Mr. Seymour retired from Jersey Central Power and Light as an electrician and was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Seymour of the home; three sons, Joseph Charles Seymour and fiancé Kelsie Umlauf of Manahawkin, N.J., Matthew John Seymour of Rindge, N.H., and Gannon Shanley of Wanaque, N.J.; two daughters, Laura Cabrera and husband Adrian of …

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Patsy Rion Watson

Patsy Rion Watson, age none of your business, of Loris passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, June 1, 2020, surrounded and survived by her five children, Sandra Ledford of Loris, Tracy Brewer of Wilmington, N.C.; Pam Menaker of Charlotte, N.C.; Michael Rion of Loris and Debbie Prince of Southern Pines. She adored and is survived by her big brothers, John P. Teague II of Charlotte and James R. Teague of Matthews, N.C.; and 14 grandchildren. Patsy was a force of nature and left those who knew and loved her simultaneously amused, frustrated, grateful and more whole. She …

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Barbara June Hilburn

Barbara June Hilburn of Loris passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at her residence. Born on June 4, 1947, in Tabor City, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Bryant Jasper and Elneta Fowler Williams. Mrs. Hilburn was predeceased by one sister, Patsy Martin. She was a member of Cane Branch Baptist Church and a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Mrs. Hilburn is survived by her husband, James Vern “J.V.” Hilburn of Loris; one son, James Darryl Hilburn (Jacqueline) of Loris; one daughter, Dana Hilburn Tyree (Chris) of Orrstown, Pa.; four grandchildren, Cory Hilburn (Meagan) …

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Larry Ross Hickman

Larry Ross Hickman, 77, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at McLeod Regional Hospital in Florence. He was born on May 20, 1943, in Wilmington, N.C., to the late Odom McNair Hickman and the late Mary Elizabeth Heniford. Mr. Hickman served his country with courage and honor in the Army National Guard. He was the owner and operator of Larry’s Appliance Repair, a member of Loris Masonic Lodge #205 AFM and served his community as a fireman with the Loris Fire Department for almost fifty-five years. He never met a stranger and will be dearly missed by …

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Farewell to assistant fire chief Larry Hickman

By Annie Rigby Larry Hickman passed away peacefully at McLeod Florence Hospital on Tuesday, June 2, after a short illness. Hickman joined the Loris Volunteer Fire Department in 1965 after he moved from Green Sea to Loris. He moved up in rank from firefighter to lieutenant. After Rodney Hardee passed away in 2013 Hickman was promoted to assistant fire chief. Hickman said, “When I was a teenager my buddies and I would go to fire calls, the department decided to put us on the fire department.” He stated, although the title is assistant fire chief, “We work as a team.” …

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Loris High School Class of 2020 graduates at Heniford Field

By Annie Rigby Both Ashton and Alexandra are filled with emotions to end one instrumental chapter in their lives and are excited for their new beginnings to attend college in the fall. Congratulations to the Loris High School Class of 2020. Closing all South Carolina public schools began on March 15 with an undetermined date to return to a normal schedule. For the Class of 2020 online school, it was missing stepping stones of their senior year and to accept the new normal of attending schools and missing activities. LHS seniors have been recognized with a banner filled with 214 …

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North Myrtle Beach postmistress provides service during coronavirus crisis

By Brianna Iannone As the demands of postal services increase around the country due to COVID-19, North Myrtle Beach postmaster, Trena Wilson, ensures that as safety measures are taken, the postal service continues to provide the best service that they can, with integrity. Trena Wilson is the postmaster, or postmistress, at the North Myrtle Beach Post Office. She has worked in the postal service for 23 years, and as a postmaster for 16 years. Her love for serving people and exceptional work ethic assist her in her job, where she is mostly a “problem solving person all day.” Trena is …

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Cleo Steele honored by Republicans

By Ruben Lowman “Thank you Cleo, we will truly miss you,“ said Robert Rabon, chairman of the Victory Office 2020, on a beautiful, yet humid evening last Thursday. Robert Rabon, chairman of the Victory Office 2020, emceed the event honoring Miss Steele. Photo by Andrea Maestre With that, national, state and local politicians and party officials took turns honoring former North Myrtle Beach Republican Club President Cleo Steele with several prestigious accolades for her many years of tireless and dedicated service to the Republican Party, and also to them as individuals. “You have made a difference in all of our …

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