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Cynthia M. Hawthorne

Cynthia M. Hawthorne, 73, of Little River died on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. Born on Nov. 7, 1946, in Henderson, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Griffin Moss. She was a retired sixth grade teacher and a college professor. Mrs. Hawthorne is survived by her husband of 40 years, Dennis N. Hawthorne Sr.; her children, Mark Seastead, Tonya Jones, Shannon Penkrat, Dennis Hawthorne Jr., Gregory Hawthorne and Brian Hawthorne; and 12 grandchildren. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, memorial services will be held at a later date at Trinity …

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Johnny L. ‘Trip’ Causey III

Johnny L. “Trip” Causey III, 48, of North Myrtle Beach died on Monday, April 27, 2020. Born on Feb. 6, 1972, in Horry County, he was the son of JoAnn Shoemaker Causey and the late Johnny L. Causey Sr. Trip graduated from North Myrtle Beach High School where he enjoyed playing football for the Chiefs. He then graduated from Charleston Southern University with a degree in Criminal Justice. Later he attended and graduated from The South Carolina Police Academy. He was a warm hearted, friendly, gregarious person who was devoted to his family and friends. He loved animals and his …

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Alex James ‘Jim’ Elijah

 Alex James “Jim” Elijah,  76, died on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at his home in Little River. Born on Aug. 28, 1943, in Rensselaer, Indiana, he was the son of the late Victor and Lois Downs Elijah of Newton County. Jim farmed for almost 50 years in the Morocco, Indiana, area and served as a county official for over 25 years. He was active in several projects benefitting Newton County residents during his time in office including the Mt. Ayr Community Center, the Newton County Ambulance Service and Fair Oaks Farms. He was a member of First United Methodist Church …

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Robert Clark Roth Jr.

Robert “Clark” Roth Jr., 77,  of Little River lost his battle with the coronavirus on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Born on May 11, 1942, in Washington, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert Clark and Margaret Jeffers Roth Sr. He graduated from Chartiers-Houston High School and served his country proudly in the United States Army. He worked at U.S. Steel as a machinist and Western Pennsylvania Water Company in the meter service department. Upon retirement Little River, became their home. He was a lifelong Pittsburgh Steeler fan, enjoyed model trains, his 55 Ford Crown Victoria and spending time …

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Patricia Lynn Brown Tyler

Patricia Lynn Brown Tyler, 75, of Loris passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020, at her home. Mrs. Tyler was born on Aug. 7, 1944, in Loris,  to the late Solomon C. Brown and the late Deaette Miller Brown. She worked with Hardee’s IGA and Tiny Tot’s Daycare and was of the Christian faith. Survivors include her two daughters, Amy Johnson and husband Kevin of Aynor and Lisa Graham of Lumberton, N.C.; three sisters-in-law, Sue Brown, Roselyn Brown and Kaye Brown; four grandchildren, Lynn Thompson and Stephanie of Loris, Wayon Graham Jr. and Amanda, John Lee Graham and Tiffanie Graham, …

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Jeffrey Carl Filer

Jeffrey Carl Filer, 64, formerly of New Castle,  P.a., passed away in Little River, on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Born in New Castle on Oct. 2, 1955, Jeffrey was the son of the late Carl “Leroy” and Eleanor McFerren Filer. He is survived by his wife, the former Roberta Wright, who he married on Feb. 11, 1978. Jeffrey attended Shenango High School. He retired after working for many years as a self- employed truck driver with Filer Trucking. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter. Jeffrey enjoyed socializing with friends and cherished the times he spent with his …

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Eunice Pearl Edwards Martin

Eunice Pearl Edwards Martin, widow of  H. L. Martin of the Lawndale section of Loris, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at Conway Medical Center in Conway. Born on July 10, 1927, in Loris, she was the daughter of Lewis A. Edwards and Emma Jean Rogers Edwards. In addition to her husband of 65 years and her parents, she was predeceased by four sisters; Janie E. Graham, Lula E. Graham, Cletus E. Gore and Beulah E. Cullen as well as four brothers;  Grady Edwards, Ernest Edwards, O. C. Edwards and Huger Edwards. A member of Lawndale Baptist Church, she …

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Some Little River organizations honor their health care heroes

Food Lion in Little River provided a substantial amount of food and treats to the health care drive. From left to right are Paula Yanis, Cheryl Korzik and JoAnn Stevens from Rotary and staff employees at Food Lion. Food Lion is a strong supporter of food for the needy in this community. A box lunch for 50 staff people at Tidelands in Little River was prepared and delivered by the Little River Deli.  Pictured from left to right are Ernie Johnson from Tidelands, Vickie Harrison from the Rotary Club, Joe from the Little River Deli who delivered lunch and JoAnn …

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Santee Cooper honored with a national award

Santee Cooper earned the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2019. The utility earned first place in the category for utilities with 1,000,000 to 3,999,999 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. “Strong safety programs are essential to ensuring that electric utility employees are informed and trained on safe work procedures,” said Brandon Wylie, chair of the APPA’s Safety Committee and director of training and safety at Electric Cities of Georgia. “The utilities receiving this award have proven that protecting the safety of their employees is a top priority.” More than 335 utilities entered …

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Floyd Bennie Stephens

Floyd Bennie Stephens, 86, of Loris passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020, at his home. He was born on May 5, 1933, in Granite City, Ill., to the late Clarence Stephens and the late Della Cumins Stephens. Mr. Stephens served his country with pride, honor and courage in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as a diesel mechanic with Ogden Diesel until his retirement. Survivors include his two sons, Glenn Stephens of Loris and John Stephens of Little River; two daughters, Diana Lynn Mitchel and husband Frank of Missouri and Emm Beals and husband Walter of Concrette, Wash.; …

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