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Thomas Roy Byington

Thomas Roy Byington, 81, of Longs passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Born on Aug. 19, 1938, in Waukesha, WI, he was the son of the late Russell T. and Elmira Kathryn Saska Byington. Mr. Byington is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janet C. Westberg Byington; two daughters, Terry Byington Urban and Debbie Byington Transou; four granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; and one great-grandson. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends following the service. …

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Ronald W. Oliver

Ronald W. Oliver, 86, of Little River, beloved husband for 56 years of Jean Warner Oliver, died on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Brunswick Health and Rehab Center. Born in Hartford, Conn. on May 24, 1933, he was a son of the late William and Ethel Oliver. He had been a resident of Little River for over 20 years. He had been employed by Southern New England Telephone Co. for 36 years retiring in 1987. He was a Scoutmaster of Troop 29 in West Hartford. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Wyllys-St. …

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Ronald Lee Lennox

Ronald Lee Lennox, 75, of Loris passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at his residence. Born on Jan. 14,  1944, in Fort Dix, N.J., he was the son of the late Harry Thomas Lennox Sr. and Ruth Lafferty Lennox. Mr. Lennox served in the U.S. Army for six years, where he was a Combat Veteran of the Vietnam War. Along with his parents, Mr. Lennox was predeceased by a brother, Harry Thomas Lennox Jr. Surviving are his two brothers, Wayne Allen Lennox and Carl Lynn Lennox; two daughters, Melissa and Elizabeth Lennox; a step-daughter, Tiffany Baranauskas and husband, Robert; his …

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Laura Abeita Griego

Laura Abeita Griego, 56, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. She was born on Dec. 12, 1963, in Gallup, New Mexico, to the late Abby Abeita and Laura Victoria Glascock Abeita. Mrs. Griego and her husband owned Rockefellers Restaurant in Loris. She was a Catholic. Survivors include her husband of thirty-one years, Evie Griego of the home; a son, Matthew Griego of Loris; and three loving sisters, Mary Knoblock, Leona Kukowski and Marie McKinnon. Visitation was held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 8 at Hardwick Funeral …

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Larry John Wade

Larry John Wade, 76,  of Loris passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Compass Post Acute Rehabilitation in Conway. Mr. Wade was born on Sept. 20, 1943, in Loris, to the late John Herschel Wade and the late Mary Jane Causey Wade. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his sister, Annie Wade Fellner and husband Jim of Little River. Mr. Wade was predeceased by his two brothers, Bobby Wade and Billy Wade, and two sisters, Sue Todd and Clara Wade. Services were private. Sign Mr. Wade’s online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com. Hardwick Funeral Home served the family.

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L.E. ‘Bill’ Batten

L.E. “Bill” Batten, 86, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at his home in North Myrtle Beach. He was born on Feb. 9, 1933, in Troy, N.C. Surviving are his wife, Judy; children, David Batten and wife Joy, Robbie Little and husband Chris, and Pat Scott and husband George; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

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Katie Redmond

Katie Redmond, 39, of North Myrtle Beach passed away unexpectedly at home with family on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. She was born on Sept. 11, 1980, in Pensacola, Fla, to George and Carey Redmond. She has lived in North Myrtle Beach for over 25 years and always enjoyed going to the beach to relax. She worked in the restaurant service industry and vacation rental industry. She obtained a Bachelors in business management from Coastal Carolina University. She has two wonderful children, Mason Redmond, age 5, and Alexis Redmond, age 3. She will surely be missed by all of her family …

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John R. Sellner

John R. Sellner, 77,  of Little River passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at his home. Born on Dec. 9, 1942, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late John and Hester Smith Sellner. Mr. Sellner is survived by his son, John Sellner Jr.; daughter, Roberta Ann Perry; sister, Shirley Olup; granddaughters, Samantha, Abigail and Madelyn; great-grandchild, Reid; and nephews, Chris and Steve Olup and Ronnie Sellner. A funeral service was held at Lee Funeral Home on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. The family received friends following the service. A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com. …

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Joann Sawyer Barringer

Joann Sawyer Barringer, 85, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at her home following an illness. Mrs. Barringer was born on Dec. 29, 1934, in Conway to the late Burroughs Charles Sawyer and the late Bertha Mae Richardson Sawyer. Mrs. Barringer was a longtime member of Buck Creek Baptist Church. She worked for many years as an accountant and as a dispatcher for Folly Beach Public Safety. Survivors include her two sons, William Hardee of Loris and Ronald Joe Hardee and wife, Patricia Ann of Tabor City, N.C.; her three brothers, Austin Sawyer of Longs, Gene Sawyer …

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Joan D. Kroutch

Joan D. Kroutch, 73, of North Myrtle Beach died  on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. Born on Oct. 20, 1946, in Oceanside, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Tieman. Mrs. Kroutch is survived by her husband of 52 years, James M. Kroutch Sr.; son, James M. Kroutch  Jr.; brother, Robert Tieman; sister, Deborah Pacifico; and two grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com. Lee Funeral Home & …

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