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Jimmy L. Wise

Jimmy L. Wise, 76, of Little River passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. He is the son of the late James L. and Clara Atha Wise. Jimmy is survived by his adoring wife of 40 years, Linda Wise, and his two children, son, Paul Lyons of Little River and daughter, Brooke Tyler (Derrick) of Conway. He was the loving grandfather of Daniel and Maggie Tyler and granddaughter of the heart Ranna Mohr. He was predeceased by his brother, Billy Wise. Jimmy was a former …

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Mary Louise Buffkin

Mary Louise Buffkin, 73, of Loris passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019. Mrs. Buffkin was born in Loris, a daughter of Virginia Fowler and the late David Fowler. She was a member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Buffkin was a loving mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl Buffkin, and four brothers, Curtis Fowler, David Fowler, Ronald Fowler and Donald Fowler. Mrs. Buffkin is survived by her mother, Virginia Fowler of Loris; her son, Dewayne Buffkin (Sherry) of Loris; her daughters, Melissa Cox of Loris and Tiffany Buffkin of Green Sea; five grandchildren, Christina Cox, …

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Christine Mae Farrell

Christine Mae Farrell, 89, of Longs died on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Embrace Hospice House in Myrtle Beach. Born on Nov. 9, 1929, in Fuquay Spring, N.C., she was the daughter of the late James Milton and Florence Dones Sandy. Mrs. Farrell is survived by her children, Michael Farrell (Diana) and Debbie Chavez (Thom); grandchildren, Dale (Keri), Scott (Angela), Kimberly (Jason), Guy and Brad; and great-grandchildren, Alexia, Bailey, Blair, Dillion, Blake, Kailanee, Devin and Madeline. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com. …

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Frank Ceruzzi

Frank Ceruzzi, 96, of North Myrtle Beach died on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at home with his family at his side. Born on Jan. 20, 1923, in Port Chester, N.Y., he was the son of the late Mario and Nicolina Spira Ceruzzi. He is best known in the Myrtle Beach community as the first CEO of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He managed the transition from Ocean View Hospital in 1976 and served as CEO until 1987. Throughout his years in hospital administration, he had a reputation for a positive and caring attitude towards his employees and patients. His career …

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Dagmar W. ‘Wickie’ Moore

Dagmar Marie Wikander “Wickie” Moore, 93, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully at Embrace Hospice House on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. She was born on May 11, 1925, in Redford, Mich. and was the youngest child of Gunnar and Martha Henze Wikander. She and her husband, Donald, moved to North Myrtle Beach in 1949. She became the first female mail carrier in the history of North Myrtle Beach where she was employed for 30 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years and is survived by her three children, Dan Moore (Toni), Nancy Moore and Susan Branstrom …

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Anne M. Burgess

Anne M. Burgess, 94, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, March 15, 2019 at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. Born on March 22, 1924, in Royalton, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Eleanor Menckowski Smorczeski. Mrs. Burgess was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Survivors include her son, Russell R. Burgess Jr. and his wife Sue; two grandchildren, Joellyn Gurganus and her husband Keith and Rusty Burgess; three great-grandchildren, Madee Burgess and Austin Burgess and Burgess Gurganus; and several nieces and nephews. She was …

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Howard ‘Howie’ Stewart Lockey Jr.

Howard “Howie” Stewart Lockey Jr., 43, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 23, 1975, to Howard and Betty Lockey. He was a graduate of North Myrtle Beach High School and worked with Home Grown Hospitality Group for many years. He loved spending time with his family and friends, being with his fiancé Erin and the kids. Howie loved singing, playing drums and playing trivia music with his Dad. He loved to fish and go camping. He is survived by his father, Howard Lockey, sisters, Sheila (Cliff) Nolan; Mindy (Mitchell) Livingston; …

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Kathleen ‘Kitty’ Elizabeth Sherer Moss

Kathleen “Kitty” Elizabeth Sherer Moss, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Kathleen had been a long time resident of Hopewell, Va. The last 12 years of her life she lived in North Myrtle Beach to be near her daughter and family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. Kathleen loved her family with all her heart. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece and friend. Throughout her life she was a Sunday school teacher, a scout leader, co-owned a par 3 …

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Marion Rowinski

Marion Rowinski, 92, of Calabash, N.C., died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon, March 4, 2019. Marion was born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., to Lottie and Isadore Grzedzinski. She spent her early life in Plains, Pa., surrounded by a large family of brothers and sisters. Following graduation from Plains High School, she graduated from cosmetology school and worked as a licensed beautician. She then met and married Joseph Rowinski from Lee Park, Pa. He predeceased her in 2006. Over the course of their 58 year marriage they relocated multiple times and raised a family of four children, Mark Rowinski, PhD, deceased; Nita …

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Martha Fenters Baldwin

Martha Fenters Baldwin, 88, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born on Dec. 12, 1930, in Hemingway, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Sarah M. Haselden Fenters. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. She loved gardening and was an honorary member in the Sand Flea Living Legend Association. Mrs. Baldwin is survived by her children, Mike Norton, Rose Rhodes and Sheryl Williams; sister, Betty Williams; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, …

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