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Louise Maria Andrews

Louise Maria Andrews departed us on Friday, May 10, 2019, after a lengthy illness and now is in the loving embrace of her Lord and Savior. She was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on May 3, 1926, and was the oldest of 10 children. She lived through the Dutch famine of World War II, which at times required her to cross the country on her bicycle in search of food. She met her future husband, Earl Andrews, during the occupation phase of World War II. They were married for 65 years. It has been said that Mom brought a wee bit …

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Glen Alan ‘Rock’ Purchell

Glen Alan “Rock” Purchell, 59, of Little River and formerly of Virginia, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at his residence. Glen was born in Portsmouth, Va., the son of Loisanne Long Purchell and the late Gordon Eugene Purchell. Glen retired from the Washington Area Transit Authority as a supervisor after 30 years with the authority. He recently started a new job at a local marina as a forklift driver and was thoroughly enjoying his new beach life occupation. He loved fishing, scuba diving, spending time with his wife Denise, collecting shark teeth and spending time with his kids …

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Bonnie Faye Roberts Floyd

Bonnie Faye Roberts Floyd,  83, of Loris passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, at her home. Mrs. Floyd was born on Dec. 28, 1935, in Tabor City, N.C., to the late Henry Hampton Roberts Sr. and the late Grace Phillips Roberts. She was a longtime member of Lake Swamp Baptist Church and the owner and operator of W.E. Floyd’s grocery until her retirement. Survivors include her son, Keith Floyd of Loris; her daughter, Delilah F. Eaddy and her husband Frank of Loris; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Floyd was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur Eugene Floyd; her …

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Church establishes ‘The Underground’

By Pastor Hunter Johnson About one year ago, the Youth Council met to talk about a donation that had been made to our ministry and how we would like to use it. We began throwing around ideas of how we could accomplish “kingdom work” with the money that had been given to us. As we prayed and sought guidance an amazing idea came into focus. This idea was to take an existing space in our church that had formally been deemed “unusable” and turn it into something that could reach the students of our town. This idea began to pick …

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Tonight Tim Clark Band performs in a free concert.

The public is invited to enjoy a free concert featuring The Tim Clark Band on Thursday, May 23, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Horseshoe in North Myrtle Beach.  Concert-goers can expect an incredible variety of hits. Everyone is encouraged to bring their beach chairs. The free concert is part of the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department’s Music on Main summer concert series sponsored by Coastal Carolina National Bank. The Tim Clark Band, fronted by Tim Clark, who is arguably the finest front man on the East Coast, is known for adding their own flavor to …

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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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