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Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Ivey Tyson Manos

Elizabeth “Beth” Ivey Tyson Manos, 55, of Longs passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019.  Born in Greenville, N.C., she was a daughter of James E. “T-Bird” Tyson and Jim Churchwell and the late Sylvia Johnson Churchwell.  Beth was the wife of 20 years to Dan Manos. She had a love of the ocean and the sun.  Beth had a tender heart for animals and loved her dogs.  She was always seen dressed to the nines and a smile on her face.  Beth was a wonderful cook and her rum cakes were true to their description and everyone loved them.  …

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Joshia Perdee “J.P.” Blanton

 Joshia Perdee “J.P.” Blanton, 88, of Loris passed away on Sunday,  Aug. 4, 2019, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris. Mr. Blanton was born on Feb. 12, 1931 in Loris, to the late Samuel Overson Blanton and the late Matha Skipper Blanton. Mr. Blanton served his country with honor and courage during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army. He went on to work as the owner and operator of J.P. and Son Garage from 1973 to 1993 and ran his own sawmill for the past 20 years. Mr. Blanton was a longtime active member of Live Oak Baptist Church …

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Ronald ‘Bubba’ Whetstone

Ronald “Bubba” Whetstone, 75, of Loris passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Mr. Whetstone was born in Charlotte, N.C., a son of the late Charles C. and Eva B. Whetstone.  He was a member and Sunday School teacher at Liberty Baptist Church.  Mr. Whetstone was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War.  He was a volunteer at Agape in Conway and retired from K & W Cafeteria after 25 years of service.  Mr. Whetstone loved reading his Bible.  He was predeceased by one daughter, Lynn Whetstone; three brothers, Laddie Whetstone, Charles Whetstone and Jimmy Whetstone; and one …

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John R. Cunningham Jr.

John R. Cunningham Jr. of Tabor City, N.C., went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, July 26, 2019. Mr. John was born in Altoona, Pa., a son of the late John R. Cunningham Sr. and the late Grace Cunningham. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War. He worked with Ward Trucking Corporation for 29 years as a supervisor and retired as a maintenance supervisor with DTH Management. He was an honest man, a hard worker and a loving and devoted father, brother and “Papa John”. He enjoyed woodworking and especially loved …

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Joanna Kenney Causey

Joanna Kenney Causey, 52, of Conway passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019, at her home following a sudden illness. Born on Feb. 27, 1967, in Front Royal, Va., she was the daughter of Mary Jenkins Kenney of Conway and the late Carroll Willington Kenney. Mrs. Causey was a loving homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors, including her mother, are her husband, Mark Causey of Loris; two daughters; Heather Guyton of Conway, and Amanda Willis and her husband Vern of Loris; four loving grandchildren, Irie Brogan, Shylynn Huggins, Marleigh Huggins and Lane Guyton; three brothers, Carroll S. Kenney and …

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Jerry Wayne Cox

Jerry Wayne Cox of Longs was born to Fannie Virginia Prince and Dayton Paul Cox of Longs on Feb. 8, 1954. He passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019, after a short illness at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Jerry attended Loris High School, graduating in 1972. He then attended Francis Marion University, graduating with a degree in business administration in 1976. After graduation, Jerry went to work at Talon Industries in Loris, where he met Christine Crudo from Meadville, Pa. They married in October 1983. In 1988, Jerry and Chris were blessed with their daughter, Nicole …

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Edwin Benjamin Boyd

Edwin Benjamin Boyd, 56, of Loris passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019, at McLeod Loris Hospital. He was born on Feb. 1, 1963, in Loris to the late Cecil Earl Boyd and the late Carol June Strickland Boyd. He served his country with courage and honor in the United States Army National Guard for over 20 years. Edwin was a devoted family man who loved his wife, son, daughter and grandchildren very much. He was a truck driver by trade. He also loved to be outdoors hunting, fishing and spending time in the mountains. He was a Civil War …

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David Joseph Sibbick

David Joseph Sibbick, 29, of Loris passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019. He was born on April 16, 1990, in New Haven, Conn. to Scott David Sibbick and Jodi Lynn Rubino. Mr. Sibbick worked with the SCDOT. His passions were music, motorcycles and shooting. He was a proud life member of the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his father, Scott David Sibbick and wife Wendy of Loris; his mother, Jodi Lynn Rubino Walton and her husband Gary of Meriden, Conn.; his sister, Brittney Bishop and her husband Kevin of Meriden; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Bette Rubino of North Haven, …

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Danny Mitchel Wright

Danny Mitchel Wright, 70,  of Florence passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Florence Commander Nursing Facility. He was born on Jan. 26, 1949, in Loris to the late Jesse Clifton Wright and the late Thelma Hazel Jernigan Wright. Mr. Wright was a special needs adult who lived in Shallotte Group Home in Shallotte, N.C., for 20 years prior to moving to Florence. His sister moved him to be closer to his family. Mr. Wright was a very caring and loving son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and grandson. He loved the Lord, going to church, listening to preaching on television …

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Cecil Andrew Morgan

Cecil Andrew Morgan, 35,  of Loris passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019. He was born on Jan. 28, 1984, in Conway, to Levern Alvin Morgan and Peggy Stevens Morgan. He was a longtime member of Bethany Baptist Church. Survivors include his parents of Loris; his wife, Stephanie Bridgman Morgan of the home; his step-son, Tristan R. Brown of Aynor; his mother-in-law, Irma Bridgman; his father-in-law, Steve Bridgman and wife Vicki, all of Marion; and his brother, Joey Morgan of Loris. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4, from 2 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. at …

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