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Donald Wayne ‘Don’ Stuart Sr.

Donald Wayne “Don” Stuart Sr., 76, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020. He was born on February 16, 1944, the son of Rose and Roscoe Stuart. Don was a master captain and sport fisherman. He was an active deacon at Ocean Drive Pavilion Church. He retired from Don Stuart Auto Sales in Burlington, N.C., and was a North Carolina Tarheels fan and also a past member of the Ram’s Club. Don was preceded in death by two brothers, William “Bill” Stuart and John Stuart. Survivors include his loving wife, Nell Marie Stuart; two children, Melanie …

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Franklin K. Gardner

Franklin K. Gardner of Columbia and Longs passed into eternal rest and peace on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Isaac Franklin Gardner and Mae Singleton Gardner of Columbia. He was a lifelong member of Park Street Baptist Church and a graduate of Columbia High School, class of 1955. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force at McEntire AFB / ANG in Eastover. Being accredited from North Florida University, with his general contractors license, he went on to hold many esteemed appointments throughout his professional career.  He …

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Samuel B. Edwards

Samuel B. Edwards, 62, of Little River died on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. Born on Aug. 3, 1957, in Monticello, Ariz., he was the son of Benjamin and Sammye Bulloch Edwards. Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife of 40 years, Gail Walker Edwards; two sons, Samuel D. Edwards and Andrew Edwards; two daughters, Leah Edwards and Miriam Penland (Kyle); two brothers, Craig and Dan Edwards; two sisters, Vicki McGahec and Carol Hogue; and one granddaughter, Yvette E. Penland.  He was predeceased by one sister, Jana Redding. Funeral services wereheld at 2 …

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Ida H. Hargrove

Ida H. Hargrove, 56,  of Longs, died Wednesday Feb. 26, 2020, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Born on October 17, 1963 in Dillon County, SC, she was the daughter of Doug and Carolyn Rowell Hayes. Mrs. Hargrove is survived by her husband of 38 years, Gordon Hargrove;  two children, David Hayes and April Confare; four step children, Kevin, Angie, Tony and Jamie Hargrove; eight grandchildren, Tabby Hargrove, Junior Hargrove, Kirsten English, Buddy English, Jamison Hargrove, Brice Hargrove, John Alton Huggins, and Patty Confare; and two great grandchildren, Harper Hargrove and Easton Tarte. Services will be private with the family. …

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Dr. Thomas Jackson Babb

Dr. Thomas Jackson “Jack” Babb, of Little River, left his earthly home on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.  He entered his heavenly home and now resides with the Lord and is in the presence of all who have made the journey before him.  He was born in Hertford, N.C. to Everette Duke Babb and Irene Layden Babb on July 26, 1930.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Virginia Babb Bowen and Alice Lee Babb.  He is survived by his niece, Mary Gordon Bowen Strickland and her husband Frank of Little River.  He also leaves behind …

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James ‘Jim’ W. McLean

James “Jim” W. McLean, 80, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday,  Feb. 25, 2020, surrounded by his family. Jim is survived by his life partner Betty Ann Sharpe;  two children, Amy Elizabeth McLean McNally and James “Jamy” Wellington McLean II; stepchildren, Neal Sharpe, Meg Fosnock and Emily Sharpe; grandchildren, Charles Bryce McNally (Holly), AlexZandra McNally Passmore (Paul), Haylee Elizabeth McNally and Sage Fosnock; and great grandchildren, Brooke, Zachary, Domenik and Tessa McNally. He was born on Sept. 13, 1939, the son of Hugh Bryce McLean and Rada Cox McLean. Through the early years in life he was married …

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Thomas Francis ‘Tommy’ Long

Thomas Francis “Tommy” Long, 74, of Little River died on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. Born on June 26, 1945, in Little River, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Sarah Henry Long. Mr. Long was a second generation commercial fisherman who spent his life on the docks of Little River. He loved his family and friends and never met a stranger. Survivors include his family, Ann Harris, Wade Long (Lindsey), Angie Green (John), Joe Harris (Mary), Debbie Harris, Stephanie Harris, Billy Long, Ricky Long, Sharon Edwards, Betty Biddle, Nancy Horton, …

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Jack Boyd Witherspoon Sr.

Jack Boyd Witherspoon Sr. of North Myrtle Beach, 74, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River. He was born on June 6, 1945, in Sumter, to the late David Boyd Witherspoon Sr. and the late Mary Green Witherspoon. After graduating from Camden Military Academy, Jack served his country with honor and courage in the United States Army 15th Battalion, 1st Brigade, Company B. Jack graduated from mortuary school in Kentucky and was the original owner of Heavenly Paws Pet Crematory in Little River and Sailor Jack’s Ice Cream Parlor and Grill in North …

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Evelyn J. Baranowski Scott

Evelyn J. Baranowski Scott, 55, of Longs died on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. Born on October 1, 1964, in Fairfax, Va., she was the daughter of Zarndra Piper Baranowski and the late Edward Baranowski. Evelyn and John owned and operated Drinking Class Sports Bar in Little River. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, John W. Scott of Longs; son, Austin Frangoules; daughter, Angela Frangoules; and step-daughter, Kimberly Lanctot.  Sign Evelyn’s online guest book at msfh.net. McMillan-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

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Reba Elizabeth Nance

Reba Elizabeth Nance, 77, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence with her loving husband of 27 years, Thomas Richard Nance, holding her hand. Reba was born in Roanoke, Va. She had been employed as an auditor with Dixie Stampede/Pirates Voyager. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Dale Poff, who died in 2005. Surviving are her husband; daughter, Kim Riley; and grandchildren, Amber Riley and Sean VanGundy. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, …

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