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Nancy L. Lutrus

Nancy L. Lutrus, 71, of Little River passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Mrs. Lutrus was the loving wife of Darrell F. Lutrus for 45 years. Mrs. Lutrus was born on Aug. 25, 1947, in Bethel, Conn., a daughter of the late Fredrick and Gunhild Timms. She loved spending time with friends and family and listening to live music played by her husband and friends in local bands. She was an enthusiast of mystery novels and puzzles and volunteered at the ASPCA. Mrs. Lutrus is survived by her husband, Darrell F. Lutrus, and her children, Rachel Masterson and her …

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Robert Scott Covington Jr.

Robert Scott Covington Jr. of Little River passed peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River. Scott was born on Aug. 1, 1934, in Evergreen, N.C., the son of Robert Scott Covington Sr. and Grace Burns Covington (Jolley). He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 43 years, Carolyn Webb Covington. Scott leaves to cherish his memory his daughters, Joy Covington O’Nale (Bryan) and Sherrie Hauer (Joe); grandchildren, Ashley O’Nale and Travis Hauer (Alex); his brother, Harold G. Covington (Julia); sisters, Sylvia Scott (Alan), Faye Myers (Larry) and Carol Ellington (David); and sister-in-law, Helen Merritt …

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Hattie Lee Vereen Stanley

Mrs. Hattie Lee Vereen Stanley, 76, of Little River passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith, henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, shall give me on that day, and not to me only, but unto all them also, that love His appearing.” II Timothy 4:7-8. Mrs. Hattie Lee Vereen Stanley, the daughter of the late Oneita Stanley Wilson and Douglas Wilson Sr., was born in North Myrtle Beach on Feb. 27, 1942. Hattie Lee was raised …

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Bobby R. ‘Bob’ Corley

Bobby R “Bob” Corley of St. Simons Island, Ga., and North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Ga. He fought a hard battle for 26 years with Parkinson’s disease. Bob was born on May 29, 1942, in Lilburn, Ga. His family moved to Atlanta when he was four years old. He will be greatly missed by his family. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Edgar Corley Sr. and Myrtle Farmer Corley; sisters Geri Leggett, Frances Green and Kathleen Wilkes; and brothers Eugene Corley and Edgar Corley Jr. He was …

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Donald E. Wright

Donald E. Wright, 79, of Little River died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born on Oct. 21, 1939, in Columbus County, N.C., to George W. and Margaret Ward Wright. Mr. Wright was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He is survived by three daughters, Teresa West (Bill), Donna Spencer and Tina Wright; brother, Roger Wright (Shelby); and sister, Shirley Hilburn; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Lakeside Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach. Visitation was from 10 …

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Paul E. Weber

Paul E. Weber, 93, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born on Aug. 25, 1925, in Roanoke, Va., he was the son of the late Paul S. and Virginia Moore Weber. He was married to the late Ann Cornell Weber for 45 years. Mr. Weber served his country proudly during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps. In Greensboro, N.C., he founded in 1959 and operated Merchants and Manufacturers Supply, Inc. for 45 years. He was a ruling Elder in Sedgefield Presbyterian Church. Survivors include …

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Howard ‘Suitcase’ Ray

Howard “Suitcase” Ray, 72, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach with his wife by his side. Howard was born in Loris, a son of the late David James Ray and Myrtis Stevens. He was predeceased by one sister, Pearl Tyler. “Suitcase” was a barber for over 50 years. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Patsy of Conway; sisters Carolyn Shelley of Mullins and Faye Alford (Paul) of Aynor; and his dog Oscar. A private graveside service was held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway. Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, …

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Lottie Bell Bellamy

Lottie Bell Bellamy entered the presence of the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Lottie was born on April 7, 1931, in Conway, the daughter of the late Sollie and Nellie Jordan. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph “Junior” Bellamy. She was also pre-deceased by her brothers; Lee Jordan, Devon Jordan, Henry Jordan, Perlie Jordan and her sister, Inez Powell. She is survived by her daughters, Cathy Bellamy and Brenda Bellamy. She is also survived by her sisters, Esther Jordan Chresoulis of Conway and Dorothy Benton of Myrtle Beach as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lottie was a …

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Joe Duffe Graham

Joe Duffe Graham, 64, of Loris passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at his home following an illness. Mr. Graham was born on June 27, 1954, in Loris to Vernon Blake Graham and Mary Elease Cox Graham. He worked with Graham Brothers Farm Supplies in Loris for over thirty years and as a SHEP program supervisor with the SCDOT for over 14 years. Mr. Graham was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Tabor City, N.C. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Graham of the home; his mother, Elease Graham of Loris; step-son, Brian T. Renshaw of Conway; …

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Susan Pearson Branton

Susan Pearson Branton, 56, of Conway passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, following an illness. Mrs. Branton was born on Aug. 19, 1962, in Arlington, Va., to the late James Ellis Ferguson and the late Christa Helena Collins Ferguson. Mrs. Branton was a truck driver with the CB handle, “Blondie”, for over 40 years. Survivors include her husband, James H. Branton of Loris; step-son, Joshua James Branton of Conway and many aunts, uncles and family in Virginia. Visitation was held on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Hardwick Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 2 …

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