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Gilbert U. Taylor

Gilbert U. Taylor, 84,  of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born on Feb. 27, 1935, in St. James, Barbados, he was the son of the late Egerton George and Mitalena Forde Taylor. Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sondra Long Taylor; son, Christopher R. Taylor (Allison); two daughters, Marion Ward and Sonia Pichardo (Edward); brother, James Taylor (Barbara); two sisters, Hilda Fletcher (Leonard) and Wilma Skeet; six grandchildren; one niece and two nephews; and a host of extended family and friends. Funeral services …

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Dr. Nicholas Foy Nixon Jr.

Dr. Nicholas Foy Nixon Jr.  of North Myrtle Beach passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at his home in Tilghman Estates. Born at Cherry Grove Beach on June 22, 1931, he was known to all his friends as Sonny.  He was the son of Nicholas Foy Nixon Sr. and Cecelia Watson Nixon.  Surviving are his wife, Betsy Brogden Nixon; his sons, Lawrence Keith Nixon (Lisbeth Cubillan) and Nicholas Foy Nixon III (Beth Connell); grandchildren, Loren Nixon, Sam Moody, Jane Moody and Matthew Nixon; and brothers, Robert W. Nixon and Charles O. Nixon.  He was predeceased …

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Daniel Robert Cinq-Mars

Daniel Robert Cinq-Mars, 71, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at his home. He was born on July 26, 1948 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to the late Robert Irené Cinq-Mars and the late Pauline Madeline Gagne Cinq-Mars. He served his country with honor and courage in the United States Coast Guard for four years during the Vietnam Era. Mr. Cinq-Mars worked with The Providence Journal in Rhode Island, Friendly’s Ice Cream Corporation and The Providence V.A. Medical Center. He had a passion for saltwater fishing. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member …

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Teresa Eileen Damon McAuliffe

Teresa Eileen Damon McAuliffe, 73, of Little River passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Embrace Hospice Hospital. Teresa is survived by her sons, Shane Coleman and Darrell Coleman, and three grandchildren. Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers. As per her request, funeral services will be kept private and for her immediate family only. Those wishing to honor her life can make a donation in her name directly to the American Cancer Society.

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Barbara Jean Coleman-Franks

Barbara Jean Coleman-Franks, 65, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at her home. Born on July 18, 1954, she was the daughter of Willard and Virginia Ledbetter Franks. She is survived by her daughter, Chrystal Anderson (Keith) of Springtown, Texas, and their children.  Also surviving are her aunt, Norma Louise Ferranti (Gildo); cousins, Don (Joan) Dupree and their two children; Mark (Dannon) Dupree and their two children; Linda (Frank) Davis and their child; and great uncle, Jerry Thompson, all of Michigan. The family received friends on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. at …

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Wilbur Kelly Arnette

Wilbur Kelly Arnette, 82, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Whiteville, N.C., following an illness. Mr. Arnette was born on March 20, 1937, in Conway to the late Van John Arnette and the late Alice Williams Arnette. Mr. Arnette served his country with honor and courage in the United States Army. He was a longtime active member of Loris First Baptist Church. Mr. Arnette was the manager of Merita Bread Company for thirty-five years. He was a Master Mason loyal member of Loris Masonic Lodge #205 AFM, the …

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Lucinda ‘Cindy’ Powell Struve Faircloth

Lucinda “Cindy” Powell Struve Faircloth, 78, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Angel House in Whiteville, N.C., following an extended illness. Her family was by her side. Lucinda was born on Aug. 18, 1941, in Loris to the late Charlie Mack Powell and Edith Turbeville Powell. She graduated from Kings College and worked as a bookkeeper with Marlene Industries until she retired. She was an avid gardener, a devoted mother, loving grandmother and a member of Tabor City Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Robbie Phipps Munden and her husband …

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Lillian Cox ‘Dot’ King

Lillian Cox “Dot” King of Loris was totally healed and entered heaven on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019.  She was born on April 16, 1933.  She was the daughter of Wayman and Nora Cox of Tabor City, N.C.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. King was predeceased by her husband, John D. “Buck” King; one brother, J.C. Cox; six sisters, Edna Mae Livingston, Marie Wilcox, Star Finnessey, Muriel Graham, Macel Hughes and Leona Floyd; and son-in-law, Thomas C. McDowell III. Mrs. King is survived by two daughters, Donna McDowell and Teresa K. Blanton and son-in-law, Mike Blanton; sisters, Joan Schuetz and …

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Joseph L. Carter

Joseph L. Carter, 74, a commercial real estate agent, developer and conservationist, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.  Joe was born at the Brooklyn Naval Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 1, 1945, to Loyd and Anna (Walsh) Carter.  He grew up in Beech Island and graduated from Aquinas High School in Augusta, Georgia.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of South Carolina, becoming the first in his family to obtain a college degree.  Having graduated college in the midst of the Vietnam War, Joe enlisted in the United States Air Force on the …

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John Oscar Collins

John Oscar Collins of Logs passed away peacefully in his home in Wampee on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at the age of 79. John is survived by Randa Roach and lovingly remembered by his eight children, 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three brothers.  He was predeceased by his brother, Robert, and his son, Shawn. John will be remembered as a skilled craftsman with a strong mind for business, an avid outdoorsman and hunter and a talented musician. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  Graveside services will be …

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