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William Grady Thomas

William Grady Thomas of Bristol, Tenn., died on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 with family by his side. He was 85 years old. Dr. Thomas received his B.S. at Appalachian State University, his M.S. from Washington University in St. Louis and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He was the first clinical audiologist in the state of North Carolina. He retired from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 where he taught at the School of Medicine’s Division of Otolaryngology. He headed the hospital’s hearing and speech department and did extensive research related to the auditory …

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Mary K. Hannell Nance

Mary K. Hannell Nance was born to Thomas and Rosemary Hannell in Lafayette, Indiana, on September 29, 1951. She lived in Delphi, Indiana, from birth into her teenage years until she and her family moved to Albamarle, North Carolina, where she graduated from high school in 1969. She attended Coker College and graduated there in 1973. She briefly lived in Charleston, South Carolina, and worked for Social Services before moving to North Myrtle Beach. She married Paul M. Nance of North Myrtle Beach in 1982 and they were happily married until his death in 1999. She never married again. Mary …

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John Richard Slaughter Sr.

John Richard Slaughter Sr. was born in Florence, Ala., on April 18, 1937.  After graduating from high school in Jackson, Tenn., he attended Auburn University where he graduated in 1962 from the School of Engineering. Dick’s first love, of course, was his family, consisting of his wife, Ann; two sons, John Richard Jr. and Scott Christopher (Malisa); and four grandchildren, Casey, Garrison, Blake and Sam. A close second was his love for Auburn University where he met his wife of 59 years.  As a true “War Eagle”, he was always keeping up with Auburn athletes and athletics and constantly meeting …

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Joanne S. Fraser

Joanne S. Fraser, 61,  of Little River passed away on Sunday,  Oct. 20, 2019 at home.  Born on May 20, 1958, in Bridgeport, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Sovich Timko. She is survived by her loving daughter, Natasha Goebel (Steven); two sisters, Kim Timko York and Karen Timko Fuller; and one grandchild, Stephanie Elizabeth Goebel.  She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Fraser. Joanne was a faithful volunteer and member of Little River United Methodist Church. A memorial service was  held to honor her on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. at Little River …

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Janice J.‘Jenny’ Lee

On Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, Janice J. “Jenny” Lee, passed away at her home in Longs, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on April 13, 1950, a daughter of the late Verna and Thomas Orville Clark of Illinois. Jenny volunteered as a den mother in New Haven, Conn., school room mother and served on the Board of Zoning and Appeals for the city of New Haven. She was a member of the New Haven Democratic community and worked tirelessly on the campaigns of Jimmy Carter, Chris Dodd, Rosa DeLauro, Martin Looney, Frank Logue and Ben DeLito. She …

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George ‘Roger’ Humphreys Jr.

George Rogers “Roger” Humphreys, Jr. of Suffolk, Va., passed away at the age of 77 on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, with family by his side.  He was born on Feb. 16, 1942, in Portsmouth, Va., and has lived in Suffolk, North Myrtle Beach,  North Charleston and Kitty Hawk, N.C. Roger was predeceased by his loving wife, Carolyn Mazyck. He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Humphreys and husband David Southard, Caroline Ward and husband Michael and Anna Slaght and husband Stefan; six grandchildren, Sage, Amber, Marin, Aiden, Seth and Charlie; and two great-grandchildren, Alexander and Lucy.  Roger was a 22 …

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Eugene Joseph McKenna, Jr.

Eugene Joseph McKenna Jr., 91, of Little River, died on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.  He was born on Jan. 22, 1928, in Bronx, N.Y. to Eugene Joseph Sr. and Margaret Agnes (Hosking) McKenna.  He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Ruth (Murphy) McKenna.  They were married on March 9, 1968, in Elkton, Md. Eugene is also survived by his children, Russell F. McIntosh (Pamela) and Anita R. McIntosh; his grandchildren, Cynthia L. (McIntosh) Fritz, Christina L. McIntosh, Mathew A. McIntosh, Wayne A. McIntosh Jr., Jennifer (McIntosh) Alagna and Sherry (McIntosh) …

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Anthony ‘Toney’ Wayne Posey

Anthony “Toney” Wayne Posey of North Myrtle Beach passed away at his home on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. He was born on Dec. 13, 1958. A celebration of Toney’s life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home in Little River. A visitation with friends will be held at 12 noon before the service. Jay Ortize and Kenny Frye will be officiating. Toney retired from the North Myrtle Beach Fire Department after 26 years of service. He was admired and loved by his fellow firefighters. His love of family, friends and sports was his …

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Alvah ‘Al’ Dalton Fuqua Jr.

Alvah “Al” Dalton Fuqua Jr., 79, of Sunset Beach, N.C., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. Born on May 4, 1940 in Raleigh, N.C., he was the son of the late Alvah Dalton Fuqua Sr. and Novvie Smith Fuqua. Mr. Fuqua is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Dianne Lambert Fuqua; two sons, Dean and Scott Fuqua; daughter, Catherine Fuqua; and three grandchildren, Julia, Carolina and Miguel. Mr. Fuqua was known as Captain Al for his love of fishing. He also enjoyed golfing, wood working, snow skiing, writing and hiking. He …

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Jane L. Foy

Jane L. Foy, 92, of North Myrtle Beach, died peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at Grand Strand Rehab & Nursing Center. Born on April 9, 1927, in Apollo, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles K. and Elsie B. Orr Grimm. Mrs. Foy is survived by her children, William B. “Billy” Foy and Patricia A. Garrison; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service. A guest book is available at www.leefhancrematory.com. Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of …

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