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Wilbur Kelly Arnette

Wilbur Kelly Arnette, 82, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Whiteville, N.C., following an illness. Mr. Arnette was born on March 20, 1937, in Conway to the late Van John Arnette and the late Alice Williams Arnette. Mr. Arnette served his country with honor and courage in the United States Army. He was a longtime active member of Loris First Baptist Church. Mr. Arnette was the manager of Merita Bread Company for thirty-five years. He was a Master Mason loyal member of Loris Masonic Lodge #205 AFM, the …

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Lucinda ‘Cindy’ Powell Struve Faircloth

Lucinda “Cindy” Powell Struve Faircloth, 78, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Angel House in Whiteville, N.C., following an extended illness. Her family was by her side. Lucinda was born on Aug. 18, 1941, in Loris to the late Charlie Mack Powell and Edith Turbeville Powell. She graduated from Kings College and worked as a bookkeeper with Marlene Industries until she retired. She was an avid gardener, a devoted mother, loving grandmother and a member of Tabor City Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Robbie Phipps Munden and her husband …

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Lillian Cox ‘Dot’ King

Lillian Cox “Dot” King of Loris was totally healed and entered heaven on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019.  She was born on April 16, 1933.  She was the daughter of Wayman and Nora Cox of Tabor City, N.C.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. King was predeceased by her husband, John D. “Buck” King; one brother, J.C. Cox; six sisters, Edna Mae Livingston, Marie Wilcox, Star Finnessey, Muriel Graham, Macel Hughes and Leona Floyd; and son-in-law, Thomas C. McDowell III. Mrs. King is survived by two daughters, Donna McDowell and Teresa K. Blanton and son-in-law, Mike Blanton; sisters, Joan Schuetz and …

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Joseph L. Carter

Joseph L. Carter, 74, a commercial real estate agent, developer and conservationist, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.  Joe was born at the Brooklyn Naval Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 1, 1945, to Loyd and Anna (Walsh) Carter.  He grew up in Beech Island and graduated from Aquinas High School in Augusta, Georgia.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of South Carolina, becoming the first in his family to obtain a college degree.  Having graduated college in the midst of the Vietnam War, Joe enlisted in the United States Air Force on the …

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John Oscar Collins

John Oscar Collins of Logs passed away peacefully in his home in Wampee on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at the age of 79. John is survived by Randa Roach and lovingly remembered by his eight children, 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three brothers.  He was predeceased by his brother, Robert, and his son, Shawn. John will be remembered as a skilled craftsman with a strong mind for business, an avid outdoorsman and hunter and a talented musician. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  Graveside services will be …

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Jessie Louise Kalimon

Jessie Louise Kalimon, 97, of Little River passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Brunswick Health & Rehab. in Calabash, N.C. Born on April 7, 1922, in Proctorville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Harry McKinley and Nella Massie Singer. She was predeceased by her husband, Metro Kalimon. Mrs. Kalimon is survived by her children, Glenn Kalimon, Ronald Kalimon, John Kalimon, Kathryn Check and Joyce Steinberg; two sisters, Ida Connor and Carol Marcum; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Jessie left rural southern Ohio for Washington, D.C., during World War II. She married Metro on July 23, …

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James ‘Jimmy’ Robert Morgan

James “Jimmy” Robert Morgan, 76, of Loris passed away on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Mr. Morgan was born on Aug. 18, 1943, in Columbia to the late Harley Robert Morgan and the late Gladys Merdine Wilkerson Morgan. He served his country with courage and honor in the United States Navy and worked as district sales manager with Windsor Door until his retirement.  Survivors include his wife and loving companion of 46 years, Victoria Graham Morgan of Loris; his two sons, Robert E. “Bobby” Morgan (Dwayne Prosser) of South Congaree and Jason R. Morgan (Stacy) of Green Sea; his sister, Norma …

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Douglas C. McKinney

Douglas C. McKinney, 66, of Little River passed away at Regency Hospital of Florence on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.  Born on May 13, 1953, he was the son of the late Clyde and Viola Ruth Cook McKinney. Mr. McKinney is survived by his wife, Penny, of 45 years whom he married on Dec. 22, 1973.  Also surviving are his son, Jordan; daughters, Jennifer Green, Wendy Cheers (Christopher) and Summer Williams (Gene); grandchildren, Derric, Preston, Chayton and Caden; step-grandchildren, Dalana, Dillon and Dalton; two step-great-grandchildren; close cousins he grew up with, Mike, Danny and Noel of Turkey Creek Hollow; and many …

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Deborah Theriault

Deborah Theriault, 65, of Longs died on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. Born on Aug. 28, 1953, in Woodbury, N.J., she was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Tomlin Folker. Deborah is survived by her husband of 45 years, Marc J. Theriault; two daughters, Gabrielle Williams (Thomas) and Nicole Theriault; two sisters, Tracy Chislom (Stanley) and Lori Holland (Kenneth); one grandchild, Cassidy Williams; and her faithful canine companion, Bella. Deborah was an avid member of the Americas Boating Club of North Strand and loved cruising up and down the east coast. She …

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David Lynn Taylor

David Lynn Taylor, 72, of Little River died on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Whiteville, N.C. Born on Dec. 12, 1946, in High Point, N.C., he was the son of David E. and Annie Kate Hampton Taylor. David is survived by his children, Jeffery Scott Taylor (Amanda), David Anthony Taylor (Megan), Mark Allen Taylor, Mike B. Taylor (Crystal), Sherry Blakley (Wayne) and Jennifer Taylor (Greg); brother, Tony Ray Taylor (Sherrie); 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial was at 2 …

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