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David James Porter

David James Porter, 60, of Loris passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at McLeod Loris Hospital following an illness. Mr. Porter was born on Sept. 20, 1958, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late Murrey Lee Porter and the late Peggy Lou Turner Porter Garn. Mr. Porter was a retired brick mason and an active member of Mt Zion Baptist Church. He started Porter Pool Co. in Myrtle Beach and was a firefighter for several years. He was very active in the church including the church maintenance committee. He helped with the “Tracs” ministry and was the church custodian. He …

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Chatterbox

Welcome SHAGGERS to Mid-Winter SOS… Greg DRUMMOND such an interesting gentleman to talk with and his visits are always welcomed… Ginny COOPER such a pleasant and helpful retired lady who is a great big asset to the community in so many ways…Delores THOMPSON making sure North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum is always ready as she welcomes people to it under the direction of executive director Cathy ALTMAN… Rusty HELM making a hunting trip to Canada recently and bagging an eight-point deer… Edith Ann PHILLIPS going the extra mile to always help those when in need…Mike MAHANEY cranking out some …

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Fire Department Launches Coat Drive

Throughout January, the North Myrtle Beach Fire Department is collecting coats, hats, gloves and socks for the Sea Haven Youth Homeless Shelter. The items can be new or in good used condition. Please bring your items to any North Myrtle Beach fire station. The North Myrtle Beach Fire Station Locations are: Station 1 – 1015 2nd Avenue South, Station 2 – 307 Sea Mountain Highway, Station 3 – 803 33rd Avenue South, Station 4 – 5345 Little River Neck Road and Station 5 – 4740 Barefoot Resort Bridge Road. For more information, contact Firefighter/EMT Aaron Asbury at 843-280-5511.

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Cary Lee Thompson II

Cary Lee Thompson II, 37, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Cary was born in Myrtle Beach on May 6, 1981. Cary was a father, son and friend. It is impossible to capture a person in an obituary, and especially someone whose life was largely defined by alcohol. He was hilarious and unusually sharp witted, warm, fearless, authentic and ingenious and lived life to the beat of his own drum. Like alcohol, he didn’t discriminate. He saw people at face value and was known for his big “Care Bear” heart, lifting up those often suffering a battle darker than …

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Lawrence ‘Larry’ Cornelious Long Jr.

Lawrence “Larry” Cornelious Long Jr., of Little River, son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, due to an extended illness. Larry was born on Sept. 22, 1939, to Lawrence C. Long and Sarah Henry Long of Little River. He was a native of Little River and the first of nine children. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 53 years, Joyce Long, and their beloved children: Amy, her husband Jimmy Vlahos and their four children, Nickolas, Alexi, Mikhail and Christianna; Lawrence, better known as Jamie, and his wife Victoria …

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William M. Wingate Sr.

William M. Wingate Sr., 75, of Little River died on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at his home. Born on Nov. 17, 1943, in Tulsa, Okla., he was the son of the late Robert Wingate Sr. and Virginia O’Byrne Wingate. Mr. Wingate served his country proudly in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sandra L. Anderson Wingate; two sons, William M. Wingate Jr. and Gary L. Wingate (Andreau); brother, James M. Wingate; sister, Janice M. Watkins; and two granddaughters, Emily Wingate and Madison Wingate. Services were private with the family. In lieu of …

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Scurry Hazel

Scurry Hazel, 78, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully at his residence on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.bScurry was born in Greenwood, a son of the late Arno and Sara Matthews Hazel. He was a member of the O.D. Church of the Lost and Found, the O.D. Shag Club and O.D. Social. He was inducted into the Living Legends in 2011 and also the “Boys In The Band” in 2014. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Baggett Hazel; sisters, Carolyn Padgett and husband Bernard Padgett and Judy Rodes, all of North Myrtle Beach; niece, Karen Moore of Columbia and nephew Mark …

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Michael F. Thomas

Michael F. Thomas, 58, passed away at home, in the Cane Branch community of Loris, following an illness. He was born on March 20, 1960, in Darlington to Bobbie Suggs Stevens and the late Franklin Thomas. He served his country with courage and honor in the U.S. Navy after which he worked as a carpenter. Mr. Thomas was a member of Cane Branch Baptist Church. In addition to his mother, survivors include his sister, Robin Causey and husband William of Loris; niece, Kristie Causey and her children, Jaylah and Avery of Spruce Pine, N.C.; and nephew, Jason Causey and wife …

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Annie Ruth Sapp

Annie Ruth Sapp, 71, of Panama City, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. She passed away peacefully at home after an illness. Ms. Sapp was born on August 13, 1947 in Horry County, to the late Tommie R. Ward and the late Clara Hawks Ward Guyton. Survivors include her three sisters, Doris Marilyn Ward Hayes of Louisiana, Janice Ward Anderson of Panama City, and Sarah Ward Smith and husband Paul of Little River, along with lots of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Ms. Sapp was predeceased by her husband, Joseph …

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