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Ruth Gladys Davis Bell

Ruth Gladys Davis Bell, 78, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. Mrs. Bell was born in December 1941 in Loris to the late Reverend Arthur Hubert Davis and the late Gladys Tyler Davis. She worked as a branch manager for People’s Federal and Horry County State Bank until her retirement of forty-five years. She was also a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.Survivors include her son, Dennis Bell of Florida; two daughters, Anita B. Powell and Chantal B. Thomas, both of Loris; two granddaughters, Cori Bell and Alexa Thomas, both of Loris; one brother, Harry Davis and …

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Gus Junior Page Jr.

Gus Junior Page Jr, 82, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at his home. Mr. Page was born on Sept 6, 1937, in Mullins. To the late Gus Junior Page Sr. and the late Nellie Elliott Page Smith. He served his country with honor, courage and distinction in the United States Army. Mr. Page worked as a farmer for the majority of his life and retired as a security guard for the Academy of Technology and Academics. He was a longtime member and deacon of Lake Swamp Baptist Church and will be missed dearly. Mr. Page was …

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Jeffery ‘Jeff’ Grainger

Jeffery “Jeff” Grainger, 63, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020.Jeff was born on September 24, 1956 in Florence, a son of Louise Buffkin Grainger and the late Harold Jackson Grainger. He was employed by Mavis Tire and loved horses. Jeff never met a stranger and had a very outgoing personality.Surviving in addition to his mother of Conway are; his companion, Sandra Watts of North Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Jeffriann Cauthen (Robert) of Raleigh, N.C.; one step-son, Derick Watts (Lacey) of Loris; one step-daughter, Danna Watts of Tabor City, N.C.; two step-grandchildren, Ellah Watts and Aubrey …

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Gratton ‘Vic’ Gillispie Jr.

Gratton “Vic” Gillispie Jr. of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at North Strand Emergency Center.Born on March 6, 1943, in Danville, Va, he was the son of Jessie Robertson Gillispie and the late Gratton V. Gillispie Sr.Other than his mother, Vic is survived by his sisters, Donna Shelton and Carolyn Coker, both of North Myrtle Beach.He is predeceased by his wife, Barbara.The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.Due to COVID-19 restrictions, wearing a face mask and social distancing was required.A guest book is available at …

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John Ellwyn Gaar

John Ellwyn Gaar, 76, of Myrtle Beach died on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.Born on Jan. 12, 1944, in Morrison, Ill., he was the son of the late Paul and Demarris Legel Gaar.John served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. He was the founder and former owner of J & K Home Furnishings.John is survived by his children, Tamela Simpson, Robin Mahacek and Nichole Meier; and long-time companion, Sherry L. Grimes.Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 31, at Living Water Baptist Church. The family received friends for …

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Dorothy ‘Dottie’ T. Hunnell

Dorothy “Dottie” Thomas Hunnell of Little River died on Sunday, July 26, 2020, unexpectedly after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late William A. and Mildred G. Thomas. Dottie worked many years as an accountant and tax preparer.Dottie was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Dale L. Hunnell Jr., who died on Monday, July 6, 2020. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother.Dale and Dottie loved their family more than anything and would always be there for anyone in need. They spent their time together going to eat breakfast at one of several of …

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Nell Marie Stuart

Nell Marie Stuart, 69, of North Myrtle Beach was called to her eternal home in Heaven on Friday July 24, 2020, after a battle with health issues. She passed away peacefully in her home. Marie was born on June 7, 1951, to Leland and Cleo Clark of Chocowinity, N.C.Marie worked for the North Myrtle Beach Times as the production manager for several years. She worked as a bookkeeper for White Reality in North Myrtle Beach until her retirement a few years ago. She was a loving wife and caregiver to her late husband, Don Stuart, and a doting and loving …

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Stephanie Michelle Fleitz Little

Stephanie Michelle Fleitz Little, 44, of Little River passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020, at McLeod Regional in Florence. She was born on March 17, 1976, in Toledo, Ohio, to Thomas Richard Fleitz and Linda Pearson Fleitz. Mrs. Little worked as a manager with CVS and GAP and loved all animals, especially her cat, Yoda.Survivors, including her parents, are her son, Jacob Thomas Little; daughter, Ashley Lynn Little of Little River; boyfriend, Dondracus “Dra” Teague of Little River; two sisters, Kim Fleitz Burgess and husband James of Sterling Heights, Mich., and Betsy Chamberlain of Napoleon, Ohio; two nieces, Sydney …

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Bradley Small Burnett Lewis

Bradley Small Burnett Lewis, 86, of Little River died on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.Services were held at the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at 1:30 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Myrtle Beach.Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River served the family.

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Melanie Jones Kirchner

Melanie Beth Jones Kirchner, loving wife of the late John Walter Kirchner and loving daughter of the late David and Hilda Jones, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at the age of 48. She was born on June 28, 1972, in Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y., grew up in New Fairfield, Conn., and later moved to South Carolina with her husband. She attended New Fairfield Public Schools and graduated from New Fairfield High School in 1990. Melanie also attended Word of Life Bible Institute in Pottersville, N.Y. She worked at Dunkin Donuts in New …

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