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Irene Gerrald Harrelson

Irene Gerrald Harrelson, 88, of Green Sea passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Mrs. Harrelson was born on Dec. 23, 1930, in Mullins to the late Samuel Gurley Gerrald and the late Lennie Joanna Grainger Gerrald. She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Green Sea Floyds Schools for over thirty years. Mrs. Harrelson was a longtime faithful member of Green Sea Baptist Church. After retirement she enjoyed traveling with her husband and spending time at their beach house in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach. She was an avid gardener who took pride in her …

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Everette Vereen

Everette Vereen, 52, of Little River passed away last week. A viewing was held on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Latimers Funeral Home in Conway. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 9, at 1 p.m. at Popular AME Church in Wampee. Burial followed in the Popular Cemetery. The family gathered at 4051 Lincoln Heights Road in Little River. Latimers Funeral Home of Conway served the family.

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Douglas ‘Michael’ Duncan

Douglas ‘Michael’ Duncan, 68, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at his home. Mr. Duncan was born on Oct. 5, 1951, in Loris. He was a brakeman for CSX Railroad in Florence and worked as a sales representative for Home Security Life Insurance Company in Conway for many years. In his free time he thoroughly enjoyed tennis, football and basketball. He was a proud member of the Loris Lions Club and a longtime member of Loris First Baptist Church. Survivors include his sister, Susan D. Gerald and her husband, Eldred of Little River, and his …

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Mary Carolyn Adams

Mary Carolyn Adams, 88, of Little River passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Born on May 30, 1931, she was the daughter of the late James Ernest and Mary Croomie (McColl) Jordan.  Carolyn was predeceased by her husband and true love, George B. Adams, and two sisters, Betty J. Deam of Fayetteville, N.C., and Faye J. Williamson of Bardstown, KY. Mrs. Adams graduated from Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville, N.C. and Watts School of Nursing in Durham, N.C.  During her nursing career, she held Director of Nursing positions at Cape Fear Valley …

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Kenneth ‘Ken’ Jerald Drakeford

Kenneth “Ken” Jerald Drakeford, 44, of Longs, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Rock Hill on Feb. 16, 1975, Ken was the son of Jerald Drakeford of Rock Hill and Flossie Mae McManus of Loris. Ken had an amazing personality that was larger than life and a smile you can never forget.  He will definitely be missed, but never forgotten.  He had such a caring and loving group of friends and a wonderful relationship with his father.  Ken’s father will have a private gathering for family at his home in Rock …

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Louise B. Gillam

Louise B. Gillam, 91, of Longs passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. She was the wife of Ernest N. Gillam and a member of Living Water Baptist Church. Survivors include three sisters, Virginia L. Carter, wife of Robert B. Carter of Longs, Nina Edge, wife of Joseph Daniel Edge (deceased) of Conway, and Billie Faye Clemons, wife of Sonny E. Clemons of Longs. The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Mt. Leon Cemetery in Longs. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be …

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Geraldean ‘Gerri’ Mackey

Geraldean M. “Gerri” Mackey of Conway departed this life and entered into eternal rest on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at her home. Ms. Mackey was born in Conway on Dec. 22, 1934, a daughter of Frank Hayes Martin and Ruth Inez Hucks Martin. A member of Buck Creek Baptist Church, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles George “Chuck” Mackey, her parents, three brothers, Lloyd Martin, Howard Martin and Lee Hoyt Martin, three sisters, Lounette Lewis, Corine Davis and  Jesse Albertine Queen, and a daughter, Betty Jean Taylor. Surviving are …

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Everette E. Lee

Everette E. Lee, 86, closed his eyes in Pamplico, S.C., and awakened with Jesus in Glory on Sunday, December 1, 2019, surrounded by his family. Born on September 7, 1933, in Florence, S.C., he was the son of the late Benjamin H. and Lillie Ruth Langston Lee. Everette was a long time faithful member of Beulah Freewill Baptist Church in Pamplico, where he served as a deacon.  He sang with the Happy Land Five Gospel Group for many years.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Ada Mae Miles Lee; …

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David Henry Johnson Jolly

David Henry Johnson Jolly, 89, of Little River passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at River Park Senior Living. Born on April 19, 1930, in Montrose, Scotland, he was the son of the late Annie Jolly. Those surviving include his sons, Kenneth C. Jolly and Stephen F. Jolly; three grandchildren; brother-in-law, David Todd; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Cameron and Retta Todd.  Along with his parents, David was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Eaton Merry. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home, 11840 Hwy. 90, Little …

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David Clifton Creech

David Clifton Creech, 65, of Little River passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River. Born on March 20, 1954, he was the son of the late J.R. Griggs and Edna Hall Hopkins. Mr. Creech is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Vicki Lester Creech; sons, David Flint (Laura) and Cameron Creech; mother, Edna Hopkins; brothers, Roger and Mike Griggs; and seven grandchildren. First and foremost, David was devoted to God.  He loved playing his guitar and singing, particularly with his wife Vicki. He was also an avid sports enthusiast. He …

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