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Virginia Belle Fowler

Virginia Belle Fowler, 94, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris. Mrs. Fowler was born on April 17, 1925, in Tabor City, N.C., to the late Rossie Fowler and the late Gertrude Harrelson Fowler. She worked as seamstress with Loris Manufacturing until her retirement and was a longtime member of Loris First Baptist Church. Survivors include her son, James Fowler and his wife Hazel of Sofia, N.C.; her daughter, Gloria Jean Livingston and her husband Jimmy of Loris; her sister, Dorothy Fowler of Little Rock, Ark.; and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, …

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Robert Anne Taylor

Robert Anne Taylor, 76, of North Myrtle Beach and formerly of Rock Hill, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, after a brief illness. RA was born in Rock Hill, a daughter of the late Robert and Ola Sain Mangum.  Before retiring to North Myrtle Beach RA was a licensed Realtor® in the state of Georgia.  In North Myrtle Beach she was a member of the Ocean Drive Shag Club and also a former member of the Rock Hill Shag Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Taylor, who passed away …

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Mirella Silvana ‘Sylvia’ Faircloth

Mirella Silvana “Sylvia” Faircloth of Longs passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Mrs. Faircloth was born in Massa, Italy, a daughter of the late Pietro  and Andreina Lazzarotti Irbetti.  She was a Catholic, loving mother, grandmother and caring friend.  She loved to travel and especially enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Mrs Faircloth was predeceased by her husband, Brice I. Faircloth Sr.;  her son, Brice I. Faircloth Jr.; one brother, Eliseo Irbetti; and  two sisters, Vera Isolani and Ilia Calvo. Surviving are four daughters, Helen Cook of Loris, Gloria Pleasant (Charlie) of Indianapolis, Indiana, Wanda Doyle of Galivants Ferry and Wynonia …

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Forum for Candidates for Loris Mayor

The League of Women Voters of Horry County in partnership with the Loris Women’s Council will host a Candidates Forum for the special election for Loris Mayor at McCloud Health and Wellness Center, 3207 Casey St. The event will be held on May 20th at 6:00 pm. All are invited to attend this free Forum. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization whose mission is encouraging voter participation. The League is active in voter registration and providing voter information opportunities, including candidate forums. The League is 99 years old and has many chapters in the US and approximately …

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Schroll enters Lions Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to PDG Marion Schroll, a member of the Little River Lions Club. He has been nominated and duly elected to the South Carolina Hall of Fame.  His name has been entered into the permanent book of the Hall of Fame which will be kept forever in the archives at the Lions Building in Columbia. A plaque was presented to him by Past District Governor Randy Edwards.

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Edmund Vitis

Edmund “Ed” Vaitis of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at his home. Ed Vaitas was a man that is well known and loved in the North Myrtle Beach community and surrounding areas for his many charitable services. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines in 1957 through 1967 then he became a Veservist. In 1971 he and his wife Joan relocated to North Myrtle Beach. They continued their services at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church by initiating the Lenten Fish fry. They never stopped serving. Ed became a fourth-degree Sir …

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Beach music event still being presented in O.D.

O.D. Party 2000 was produced by MiDog, Inc., and Water Dog Promotions featuring such greats as Bill Pickney & the Original Drifters, Billy Scott & The Prophets, Miss Janice Barnett, Clifford Curry & The Sugarbees, The Flamingos, The Del Vikings, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, The Tams, Barbara Lewis, Shirley Alston Reeves & The Shirelles, The Showmen, Subway and the Marvelettes. Skipper “Water Dog” Hough was the founder of this historical beach music event. He started his career in Myrtle Beach in 1958 with Johnny Parks.  Judge John Breeden sent him to Ocean Drive to work as a lifeguard for …

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Peter Joseph Quintano

Peter Joseph Quintano, 99, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at McLeod Loris Hospital. He was born on Nov. 3, 1919, in Bari, Italy, to the late John Joseph Quintano and the late Pauline Carnocchio Quintano. Mr. Quintano served his country with courage, honor and dignity in the U.S. Army during World War II, after which he worked as a master butcher in New Jersey where he owned and operated his own butcher shop. He loved the Yankees and the New York Giants, but had a passion for basketball and volunteered as a youth coach for many …

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Emily Pendleton Hughes

Emily Pendleton Hughes, 49, of Little River passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019, from metastatic breast cancer.  She was born on Dec. 16, 1969 in Atlanta, Ga. to Pamela Permenter and Jonathan Patrick Hopping.  She was married to Kevin Mooney, who predeceased her in 2002, and was subsequently married to Kevin Hughes, her husband of seventeen years at the time of her death. Emily was an excellent wife, mother, grandmother and aunt.  She loved her family, especially her two sons, her granddaughter, grandson and her three nieces.  She was the ideal of motherly love, and her hugs would warm …

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