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Diana Lynn Boyd

Diana Lynn Boyd, 38, of Loris passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at her home. Ms. Boyd was born on April 9, 1981, in Myrtle Beach. She was a loving homemaker and a member of New Home Baptist Church. Survivors include her parents, Glenn Boyd and Judy Hardee Boyd; brother, Stephen Boyd; nephew, Brock Boyd and his mother Jennifer, all of Conway; aunt, June Hughes; two uncles, Ray Boyd and wife Kathy and Tommy Hardee and wife Sherry, all of Loris; and her loving Labrador, who she thought of as her child “Brody”. Visitation was held on Thursday, Aug. …

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Col. Ralph C. Squillace Jr.

Col. Ralph C. Squillace Jr.,  U.S. Army Retired of Little River, died on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. Born on Oct. 19, 1942, in Vineland, N.J., he was the son of the late Ralph C. and Doris Milne Squillace. He graduated from The Citadel in 1965 and retired from the U.S. Army after many years of dedicated service to our country. Colonel Squillace is survived by his wife, Linda Wilson; two sons, Ralph C. Squillace III and Tony Squillace; sister, Mary Wolf; grandchildren, Megan, Chandler and Reagan Squillace and Marilyn Joy. He was …

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Alma Jean Mintz

Alma Jean Mintz, 87, of Little River went to dance with the angels on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. One of five children, she was born on May 22, 1932, in Narrows, Va. to the late Robert Lucas and Virgie Spicer Lucas.  She was a wife, mother and homemaker for most of her life.  She was a member of Providence Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by her beloved husband, Wiliford C. Mintz of 66 years; son, Wiliford Mintz Jr. (Lisa) of Inman; three daughters, Susan Leonard (O.C) of Homosassa, Fla., Jeannie Turner (Robert) of Little River and Winnie Norris (Ralph) …

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Marilee Toomey

Marilee Toomey, 77, of North Myrtle Beach, died on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at MUSC in Charleston, S.C. Born on May 10, 1942, in Franklin, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Fedor Kozlowski, Mrs. Toomey was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, William D. Toomey; son, Keith Toomey (Corinne); daughter, Kathleen Toomey Burgos; and two grandchildren, Avery and Sheamus Toomey. She was predeceased by one sister, Marge Wilson. The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, …

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Michael F. Ziegler

Funeral services for Michael F. Ziegler, 68, of Longs, were held at 12 noon on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 at St. Gabriel Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Concord Township. Family and friends were asked to meet at the church. Mr. Ziegler passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at his residence in South Carolina. Born on June 20, 1951, in Cleveland, he had lived in Madison and Mentor before moving to South Carolina. Mike attended Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, was well loved by everyone, had a great big heart, a big smile and a “heart of gold.” He was …

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Lillie Mae Hodge Graham Miller

Lillie Mae Hodge Graham Miller, 74, of Loris passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019, at Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Whiteville, N.C. She was born on Feb. 22, 1945, in Green Sea, to the late Curtis Hodge and the late Annie Lee Todd Hodge Strickland. Mrs. Miller was a member of Wayside Baptist Church and worked as a supervisor at Loris Manufacturing until her retirement. Survivors include her husband, Glenn Miller of Loris; two sons, Ricky Dale Graham and wife Chip of Chadbourn, N.C., and Major Sammy Joe Graham and wife Lacey of Fort Bliss, Texas; her daughter, Linda …

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Susan Diane Sarvis

Susan Diane Sarvis, 63,  of Florence passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center. Born on Oct. 5, 1955, in Loris, she was the daughter of Ila Mae Ward Sarvis and the late Shelton “Bill” Sarvis. Mrs. Sarvis was a member of Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church in Green Sea. Along with her father, she was predeceased by a sister, Eunice Marie Sarvis, her father-in-law, Bowden Sarvis, and her mother-in-law, Ada Sarvis. Along with her mother of Green Sea, she is survived by her husband, Alonzo Dale Sarvis of Florence; three daughters, Miranda Sarvis Carteret …

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Norma Stevens Westbury

Norma Stevens Westbury, 75, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at MUSC. Born on April 24, 1944, in Conway, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lessie Stevens. Mrs. Westbury was a member of Ocean View Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach, where she worked as a preschool teacher in the Teaching Learning Center for 11 years.  She and her husband were actively involved in all aspects of Coastal Academy, where their children attended, and they never missed a game or function. Mrs. Westbury devoted her life to her children and grandson. She loved to …

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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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