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Theodore ‘Ted’ Van Weeren

Theodore “Ted” Van Weeren, 72, of Longs died on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. Born on Sept. 10, 1947, in Holland, he was the son of the late Jacobus and Johanna Van Weeren.  Ted was an accountant and attorney.  He was the recipient of two Emmy Awards for his work at the Olympic Games in 1984 and 1988. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jacqueline “Jackie” Serafin Van Weeren; and three feline companions, Angela, Sabrina and Saffron. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, …

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Joseph M. Mercurio

Joseph M. Mercurio, beloved husband and father, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 25, 2019, at the age of 83.  Joseph is survived by his four children, Karin, Kenneth, Patti-Jo and Peggi, and his four grandchildren, Cameron, Carson, Mary and Hannah. Joseph was born to Joseph and Marge Mercurio on March 20, 1936. He attended high school in Bloomfield where he met a future nursing student named Nancy. The friendship changed and in September, 1959 they were married.  As the couple settled in northern New Jersey children soon followed. His children were the shining light in his life and very often …

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Wilma Prince Cox

Wilma Prince Cox, 80, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at her home in Loris. She was born on August 27, 1939, in Loris to the late Rufus Prince and the late Gracie Wade Prince. Mrs. Cox was a loving homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include her three daughters, Cindy Suggs and, Kenny of Green Sea, Hannah Willard of Calabash, N.C., and Alison Edge Vinson and husband Chuck of Warner Robins, Ga; her six grandchildren, Roger Dale Suggs, Jeffrey Suggs, Ginger Norris and husband Chad, Marcus Vinson, Rachael Willard and Dexter Willard; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; …

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Berkley ‘Dwain’ Spivey

Berkley “Dwain” Spivey, 89, of McDonough, Ga., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. He was a loving husband of 63 years to the late Lorene Norris Spivey. Mr. Spivey was born in Tabor City, N.C., on April 20, 1930, to the late Foster and Flossie Ann Spivey. He was a devout Christian and was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Spivey is survived by his children: Norris (Dean) Howell of Locust Grove and Al (Dee) Spivey of Mississippi; grandchildren; Charles (Casey) Byrd, Steve Spivey and …

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William H. Bernier

William H. Bernier, 55, of Little River died on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C. Born on Sept. 14, 1963, in Framingham, Ma., he was the son of Madelaine Bennett Wright and the late William G. Bernier. William was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Deena Indelicato Bernier; one son, William T. Bernier; one daughter, Heidi K. Lynch and her husband, Ryan; one sister, Barsha MacDonald and her husband, William; sister-in-law, Kathleen Cote and her husband, Ted; brother-in-law, Anthony Indelicato and his wife, …

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Robert Paul Arbott

Robert Paul Arbott, 82, of Carlisle, Pa., formerly of Little River and Myrtle Beach, died on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at his residence. He was born on November 30, 1936, in New Kensington, Pa., to the late Peter Paul and Catherine (Kregiel) Arbott. Robert owned several businesses on the Grand Strand before relocating to Pennsylvania and becoming a salesman for Men’s Warehouse until his retirement. He was predeceased by his first wife, Donna (Irvine) Arbott. He is survived by his wife, Jean (Hannagan) Arbott of Carlisle; his son, Donald (Ruthanne) Arbott of Little River; his daughters, Marcia (Warren) Walker of …

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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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