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Steve Calfee

Steve Calfee, a Myrtle Beach  musician and entertainer with his wife Alyce, since 1972, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach after heart surgery.  A celebration of life cruise will be on Sunday, June 23, on the Island Time Boat at 101 Fantasy Harbour Boulevard.  Boarding is at 1:30 p.m. Steve was a talented entertainer, singer, harmonica player, guitar player, recording engineer and producer. He performed from 1973-2019 along the Grand Strand at well known places such as The Bowery, The Oasis, Cluie’s Golden Ox and Mary Juels, with his …

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Ronald J. Schlegel

The Rev. Ronald J. Schlegel, 85, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Born on Nov. 16, 1933, in Beloit, Kan., he was the son of the late Albert and Luella Sigg Schlegel. The Reverend Schlegel is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edith Esterly Schlegel; one son, John L. Schlegel (Kim); two daughters, Joy E. Last and Faith A. Pyne; one sister, Jeanette Groth; one daughter-in-law, Julia; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his son, Paul M. Schlegel; two brothers, Albert and Orvin Schlegel; and son-in-law, Ernest Last Jr. A …

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Peggy Joyce Tyler Todd

Peggy Joyce Tyler Todd, 85, of Loris passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at McLeod Loris Hospital. Mrs. Todd was born on Nov. 28, 1933, in McColl to the late Grover Cleveland Tyler and the late Jeanetta Stevens. Mrs. Todd worked in food service at Loris High School, Richard’s BBQ and KFC throughout her life. She was a longtime member of Loris First Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Ann Todd of Loris; her two sons, Danny Paul Todd and wife Cindy and Timothy Paul Todd and wife Melissa, all of Loris; one grandson, James Philip Larrimore and …

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John Thomas Puckett

John Thomas Puckett, 85, of Little River died on Tuesday,  June 11, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born on April 23, 1934, in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late Walter C. and Emily A. Thomas Puckett. He was a wonderful husband, father and an avid Panthers fan. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Betty “Joyce” Thompson Puckett; daughter, Denise Puckett; sisters, Theresa McLendon, Betty Sippel, Pat Broom and Marcia Erikson; and his faithful cat, Gyzmo.  He was predeceased by one sister, Jonsie Puckett, and his cat, JoJo. The family received friends from 4 …

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Barbara Allen Gore

Barbara Allen Gore, 83, of Longs passed away on Wed nesday, June 12, 2019, at her home. Mrs. Gore was born on Oct. 17, 1935, in Tabor City, N.C., to the late Leo Allen and the late Edna Nealy Allen. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her son, Eddie Kirk Grainger and wife Kathy of Loris; her daughter, Teresa G. Henderson of Longs; one brother, Leo Allen Jr. and wife Edith of Ohio; one sister, Kay Todd of Wilmington, N.C.; four grandchildren, Kevin Grainger, Kelly Grainger, Angela Henderson and Charlotte Hodge; six great-grandchildren, Kaylie Grainger, Karley Grainger, Lily Hodge, Johnny …

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William Odell Scales

William Odell Scales, 74, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in North Myrtle Beach. Born on Sept. 12, 1944, in Greensboro, N.C., he was the son of the late Robert H. and Dorothy T. Moore Scales. Mr. Scales is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Ann Clark Scales; son, William Shane Scales; and sister, Maxie Hite (Tommy). A memorial service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp …

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Robert ‘Bob’ Norman Stapleton

Robert “Bob” Norman Stapleton, 79, of Loris passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019, at Embrace Hospice in Myrtle Beach. He was born on Oct. 23, 1939, in Rutland, Vermont, a son of the late Marshall Claire Stapleton and the late Helena Catherine Filipetti Brinker. Mr. Stapleton served his country with courage and honor as a Green Beret in the United States Army. After the military he worked with the New York State Police as a senior investigator until his retirement. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his companion, Gail T. Porter; his two sons, Dean Stapleton of Massachusetts and …

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Robert ‘Bobby’ Herbst III

Robert “Bobby”  Herbst III,  37, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. He was born on July 9, 1981, in Stratford, N.J., the son of the Robert F. Herbst Jr. and Georgieann J. Sliwowski Herbst. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, stock car racing and football. He also loved to cook. Mr. Herbst was predeceased by a step-brother, Kenny Landis, and a step-sister, GiGi Masso, and his grandfather, Robert F. Herbst, and step-grandfather, Sam Graifer. Surviving are his girlfriend, Amanda Lopes; his children, Alicia Herbst, Alexis Herbst and Aliza Herbst; his sister, Teresa Hursey (Nick); his grandmother, Mary Graifer; his …

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Rita June McLamb

Rita June McLamb of Little River signed off on her last shift report and has gone to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.  The family would like to thank Hospice Care of South Carolina, Hospice nurse Amy Brooks and her compassionate caregivers, Vonna Gengo, Betty Bromell, Yvonne Callahan, Charlene Platt and Joyce Williams. Born on April 3, 1936, in Ash, N.C., to Layton Ellis McLamb and Stella Mae Bellamy McLamb, Rita knew what she wanted to be from a very young age.  With a heart of compassion, a desire to serve and Florence Nightingale as her role …

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Homer H. ‘Buddy’ Harrelson Jr.

Homer H. “Buddy” Harrelson Jr., 79, of Highway 9 Business West in Loris died on Friday, June 7, 2019, at his residence following an illness. Mr. Harrelson was born in Loris, a son of the late Homer Hamilton Harrelson Sr. and Maude Justine Williams Harrelson. He was the owner and operator of Buddy’s Kwik Stop in Loris. Mr. Harrelson was a member of Loris First Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Harrelson of Loris; two sons, Michael Harrelson (Devora) and Brent Harrelson, all of Loris; and one grandchild, Deava Chestnut (Isaac) of …

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