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Jerry ‘Jay’ Boyd

Jerry “Jay” Boyd of Loris,  37,  passed  away  on Monday, April 6, 2020, at his residence.  Jay was born on Nov. 9, 1982 in Loris.  He enjoyed music, art, shooting pool and especially spending time with his daughter.  Jay was predeceased by  his mother, Sallie McCormick Boyd, his grandparents, Kelly and Agnes McCormick, and two uncles, Donald Larry McCormick Sr. and Charles McCormick. Survivors include a  daughter, Zoey  Jane Mcafee of Loris,  a sister, Denise “Dee Dee” Long (John) of Conway, a special cousin, Larry McCormick (Sandra) of Tabor City, N.C., two aunts, Patsy Elliott of  Irmo  and Phyllis McCormick …

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Maurice ‘Marty’ Lacey

Maurice “Marty” Lacey, born on July 16, 1937, in New York, N.Y., passed peacefully at his home in North Myrtle Beach surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. He was born and raised in New York, N.Y., to Maurice and Mary Supple Lacey. A true patriot, Marty enlisted and proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Honorably discharged, Marty, ever the warrior, joined the ranks of the fire department of New York (FDNY). After battling in the South Bronx during the war years as a member to the Emerald Society and Green Berets …

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Sheila Reid Dewey

Sheila Reid Dewey, 53 of North Myrtle Beach went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 10, 2020, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. Born on Nov. 28, 1966, in Catawba County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Wilbern and Violet Davis Reid.  She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and sister.  Her granddaughters were her life.  She fought a courageous battle with breast cancer to the end. Sheila was employed as a mental health technician at Lighthouse Behavioral Hospital.  Survivors include her children, Jerry “Lee” Walker Jr. and Kristain “Sissy” …

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Mitchell Edward Batten

Mitchell Edward Batten, 73, of North Myrtle Beach passed away at his home on Thursday, April 9, 2020. The son of the late Carlie and Elbie Tysinger Batten, he was born on March 16, 1947, in Troy, N.C. Mitchell was a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Following military service he worked as an entrepreneurial software developer and real estate broker in the Troy area before moving to the beach in 1989. Mitchell was an avid fisherman and a smooth shagger. He especially enjoyed following his grandchildren’s extracurricular activities, good food and the latest tech …

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Robert Clyde McCord Jr.

Robert Clyde McCord Jr. of Conway died on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Conway Medical Center from complications associated with COVID-19. Mr. McCord was born on Jan. 26, 1937, a son of the late Robert Clyde McCord Sr. and Mary Akins McCord. He was born and grew up in the Oakdale Community of Mecklenburg County, N.C. His daddy bought him his first car, an old four-door sedan, when Robert was 12 years old. He soon removed the back seat so he could haul goats and calves. Thus, he began a long career of buying and selling livestock. People in the …

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Allen O’Bryan ‘A.O.’ Hardee

Allen O’Bryan “A.O.” Hardee, 90, of Little River died on Saturday, April 4, 2020. He was born on June 12, 1929, in Brunswick County, N.C.  He was the son of the late Lessie McLamb Hardee and William Ashburn Hardee of Brunswick County.  Mr. Hardee is survived by his wife of 70 years, Elva Joyce Russ Hardee; one son, Benjy Hardee (Lynda Hardee); two daughters, Sonya H. Martin (Morgan Martin) and Sherri H. Holloway (Chris Holloway); nine grandchildren, O’Bryan Martin, Hayley Martin, Mandi Reaves (Joe Reaves), Monica Hardee Hamer, Mary Ashley Bellamy (Scott Bellamy), Austin Holloway, Christopher Holloway, Jessie Vereen and …

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Saundra ‘Sandy’ Regan

Saundra “Sandy” Regan, 70, of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully with her loving family at her bedside on Thursday, March 26, 2020, after a long illness. She was born on Feb. 12, 1950. Saundra is survived by her husband of 48 years, Tim Regan; her son, Adam, who was her pride and joy; her sisters and spouses, Myra and Wolfgang Schindler, Claudette Canter and Tom Dytrych and Paulette and Brian Barnett; and sister-in-law and spouse, Anne and Don Evans. She had four nieces, Jill Evans, Lynn Barrett, Amanda Schubert and Blaire Barnett (deceased); and three nephews, Jeff Evans, Shaun …

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Robert Arthur Nearing Jr.

Robert Arthur Nearing Jr., 76, of Honesdale, Pa., and North Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday March 30, 2020, at his winter home in South Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Wagner), also from Honesdale. They shared 50 years of marriage.  Born in Lake Huntington, N.Y., he was the son of the late Robert and Grace Nearing. He graduated from Narrowsburg Central School and attended Mohawk Valley Community College. After college, he served his country in the United States Army. He then joined his father and brother in the family business, Cochecton Mills, Inc. In Cochecton, N.Y., …

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Linda Susan McStravick

Linda Susan McStravick, 49, of Longs passed away suddenly on Monday, March 30, 2020, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. Born on Feb. 23, 1971, in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of John E. and Juanita S. Wallach McStravick. Linda graduated from Pennsbury High School in 1989. She lived in Fairless Hills, Pa., and had resided in Longs for the past 14 years. Linda worked many years at Rib-It and The Great American Diner.  She was the deli and bakery manager at BiLo for 11 years and then in the deli at Publix. Other than her parents …

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Doerthe Needham

Doerthe Needham was born on April 13, 1929, in Queens, N.Y., to Magda  and Ludwig Boehmer.Her parents immigrated to America from Germany at different times, met in Queen and married, making her percent German born in America. She enjoyed reading, math, swimming and competitive sailing where she met her future husband on Little Neck Bay. She graduated from High School in Queens then Goucher College with a four year early education degree in 1950. She married Basil Arthur Needham Jr. (aka Boomer) on Oct. 13, 1951, at Zion Episcopal Church in Douglas Manor, Queens.She had four children by 1958. She …

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