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Richard James Hibbard

Richard James Hibbard, 33, of Little River passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Rich was born on July 2, 1985, in Elizabeth, Pa., to James Hibbard and Bernice Hibbard. Rich served his country with courage, honor and dignity in the U.S. Navy, after which he worked as the owner and operator of Richard Hibbard Electric. He truly loved the beach, surfing, any outdoor activities and all of the wonderful people he met while living in this area. In addition to his parents of Pittsburgh, Pa., he is survived by his wife, Ashley Hibbard of Little River; her parents, James …

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Patricia Sarah Houseman Gray

Patricia Sarah Housman Gray, 89, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness. She was born on Dec. 9, 1928, in Westwood, N.J., to the late Mortimer J. Housman and the late Hazel Collignon Housman. Ok was a loving homemaker and of the Lutheran faith. Living in Whiting N.J., both she and her husband Chet were instrumental, with other dedicated folks, in bringing the Whiting First Aid Squad to their adopted home. After Chet’s death, she moved to Florida where she lived a very happy life with relatives and friends, …

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Edward R. Murray

Edward R. Murray of Little River passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nancy. Ed was born on June 30, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, a son of the late John J. and Lilly Murray. He attended St. Rita High School in Chicago and graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Hotel/Restaurant Management. He was a veteran of the U.S Army. Ed met and married the love of his life, Nancy, in 1960 and together they began their journey which included career opportunities in St. Paul, Minn., …

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Lloyd ‘Gene’ Gore

Lloyd “Gene” Gore, 83, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Mr. Gore was born on Nov. 23, 1935, a son of the late William Frank and Isabelle Soles Gore. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Gore loved NASCAR, working on old cars, listening to beach music and his dogs, Katie and Henry. He was predeceased by one sister, Ruth G. Banker, and one brother, Carl Gore. He is survived by his wife, Patricia R. Gore of Tabor City; one daughter, Dyna Jean Johnston of Tabor City; one son, Ricky Dale Gore (Myra) …

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Tammie René West Cox

Tammie René West Cox, 58, of Longs passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness. She was born on Sept. 3, 1960, in Charleston to John Turner West Sr. and Versie Carter West. Mrs. Cox was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and attended Mt. Leon Baptist Church. She previously worked with ESCOD Industries, but will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, daughter and friend to all who were blessed to have known her. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cox is survived by …

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Edward Michael Burke

Edward Michael Burke, 59, of Longs passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness. He was born on March 9, 1959, in Mineola, N.Y., to the late John Harold Burke and the late Janet Hubbard Bossler Burke. Survivors include his son, Chad Burke of Lexington, N.C.; his sister, Joann LaVeglia and husband Michael of Longs; and many nieces and great-nieces. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1506 Gumm Plaza, Hwy. 501, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577. Sign Mr. Burke’s online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com. Hardwick Funeral Home …

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Betty Hilburn Lockey

Betty Hilburn Lockey, 83, of Little River died on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. Born on June 10, 1935, in Bladenboro, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Jim C. and Lillie Bozeman Hilburn. Mrs. Lockey is survived by her husband of 55 years, Howard S. Lockey; one son, Howie Lockey (Erin); eight daughters, Paulette Arnette (Charles), Gail Thompson (Glenn), Faye Cox (Alan), Jeannie Folks (Steven), Carol Kelly (Don), Mindy Livingston (Mitchell) and Sheila Nolan (Cliff); 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one daughter, Cathy Barbour; and …

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Edna Joyce Tharrington Warren

Edna Joyce Tharrington Warren, 66, of Loris passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Regency Select Hospital in Florence following an illness. Mrs. Warren was born on Nov. 18, 1951, in Snow Hill, N.C., to the late Howard Tharrington and the late Doris Thomas Tharrington. She was a correctional officer at the Eastern Correctional Institute in Maury, N.C., and was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Mike Warren of the home; son, Danny Herring and wife Candy of Whiteville, N.C.; step-children, Michael L. Warren II and wife Brandy, Lori Armor and husband Mike and Misty Gandee, all of Newport …

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Jamie Lee Prince

Jamie Lee Prince, 27, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. He was born on June 22, 1991, in Conway to Harvey Lee Prince and Mary Christiane Jordan. Jamie loved adventures, hunting and boating. Survivors include his father, Harvey Prince and his wife Brenda of Loris; mother, Mary Jordan Wilson and husband Randy of St. Petersburg, Fla.; grandmother, Lou King of Loris; sister, Jennifer Hearl of Crestview, Fla.; half-brother, Adam Norris of Lake City, Fla.; two half-sisters, Candace James of Conway and Michelle Ruprecht of Madison, Wis. and two nieces, Jaylen Burkett of Conway and Isabella Palacios of …

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Roberta Harris Gerald

Roberta Harris Gerald, 91, of Loris went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Mrs. Gerald was born on April 24, 1927, in Loris to the late Thurman McKinley Harris and the late Lee Tyler Harris. She was a loving homemaker and a lifelong dedicated member of Cane Branch Baptist Church. As part of her ministry, she was a part of the adult choir for many years and taught the junior age Sunday school and the senior ladies class. She was the WMU secretary until just recently, the 1981 recipient of the Rural Lady of …

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