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Daisy Teal Lewis

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Daisy Teal Lewis, age 86, died Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Zoar United Church Cemetery. Visitation was 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Friday, January 3, 2014 at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Lewis was born August 13, 1927 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late John Carlos and Margie Rebecca Rogers Teal. She was a home-maker and a member of Zoar United Methodist Church. Daisy enjoyed yard sales, cooking, and just riding around with her sisters. In addition to her parents, Daisy was also preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Lewis, her son, Perry Lewis, a brother Herbert Teal, and by 2 sisters, Ruth Lewis, and Mildred “Punk” Williams.

 

Survivors include Grand-daughter: Lynn Lewis (Bill) McDonald of Cheraw, SC; Great Granddaughter: Avvis McDonald of Cheraw, SC; 1 Brother: John Carlos “Son” (Dorothy) Teal of Cheraw, SC; 2 Sisters: Dorothy “Dot” Johnson, her twin and Chris- tine “Teen” (Turner) Davis both of Chesterfield, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC   is serving the Lewis family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 5, January 7, 2014.

 

James Allen Pope Sr.

CHERAW - James Allen Pope, Sr., 69, died Saturday, December 28, 2013. He was the son of the late Glady E. Steen and Henry Pope. Mr. Pope enjoyed gardening and fishing. He was a master electrician the construction industry.

 

Mr. Pope is survived by his sons James Allen (Ophelia) Pope, Jr. of Savannah, GA, Winston Hercules (Tabitha) Pope of High Point, NC, daughters Donna Lynn Connor of Patrick, SC, Tammy Lynn (Carl Leroy) Yates of Cheraw, SC, brothers John H. Pope of Wallace, SC, Mark D. Pope of Wilson, NC, Billy R. Pope of Wilson, NC, Joe Pope of Wilson, NC, sisters Sally B. Pope of Wilson, NC, Dean Pope of Raleigh, NC, Patricia Pope of Elizabethtown, NC., 13 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.

 

A memorial service was held 2:00 PM Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 5, January 7, 2014.

 

Jean Turnage Lisenby

PATRICK - Mrs. Jean Turnage Lisenby, age 69, died Friday, January 10, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Patrick Baptist Church, Patrick, SC. Interment followed in the Patrick Cemetery. Visitation was 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Saturday January 11, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield , SC.

 

Mrs. Lisenby was born March 7, 1944 in Patrick, SC a daughter of the late Fred Wilson Turnage and Ruby Juanita Spears Turnage. She was a retired employee of the SC Forestry Commission with 30 years of service and a member of Patrick Baptist Church. Mrs. Lisenby was a charter female member of the Patrick Rescue Squad and was active for over 20 years. In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Dean Lisenby, Sr.; 2 brothers, James Vernon Turnage and Fred Wayne Turnage; and 1 brother-in-law, James “Bo” Polk.

 

Survivors include 2 Sons: Dean Lisenby, Jr. and wife Terri of Florence, SC and Jamey Lisenby and wife Amy of Sumter, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Breanna, Tripp, Eric and Ethan Lisenby, and 1 Sister: Nancy Polk of Patrick, SC.

 

Memorials may be made to Patrick Baptist Church, P.O. Box 23, Patrick, SC 29584; Or McLeod Hospice House, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Lisenby family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, January 14, 2014.

 

Cheryl Teal Lukac

MONROE, N.C. – Cheryl Teal Lukac, 35, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014. She was born in Chesterfield County, SC on September 5, 1978 daughter of Charles Eugene Teal, Jr. and Janet Lea Gathings Teal.  Cheryl was a graduate of Wingate University and was a Media Specialist and Music teacher at Petersburg Primary School and Pageland Elementary School.

 

She was a member of Weddington United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed singing with the Praise Team. Cheryl loved spending time with her children at the beach and Disney World.

 

Cheryl is survived by her parents, Charles and Janet Gathings Teal, Cheraw, SC, her husband, Jody Raymond Lukac, her son, Justin Tucker Lukac (7), and her daughter, Abigail Grace Lukac (9), of the home and a brother, Chad Jeffrey Teal and wife, Julie of Elgin, SC, her grandmother, Dorothy H. “Granny” Teal, of Cheraw, SC, sister-in-law, Jill Sandifer, nieces and nephews, Brandon, Kaleigh, and Emaline Sandifer, and Jacob, Jaden, Hannah and Madelynn Teal.

 

Funeral services were held 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Weddington United Methodist Church. Burial was 3:00 PM Saturday in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.

 

The family received friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 at Gordon Funeral Service, 1904 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, NC 28112.

 

Memorials may be made to Lukac Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, January 14, 2014.

 

Nealie Brown Polson McLain

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Nealie Brown Polson McLain, age 92 went home to be with her Lord, on Sunday, January 5, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation was 6:00 – 8:00 Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. McLain was born November 19, 1921, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Jessie Barney and Lela Boan Brown. She was a retired seamstress with Sacony and was a member of Forest Pine Church. Nealie enjoyed cooking and feeding her family and friends, and you were always welcome in her home and at her table. In addition to her parents, Nealie was also preceded in death by her husbands, Wilson Polson and Theodore McLain, 2 sons, Jerald W. and Billy R. Polson, 2 daughters, Bonnie P. Gibson and Peggy P. Wallace, a stepson, Ervin McLain, great grandchildren, Heather Wallace and Joshua Gibson, her brothers, Bill and Buddy Brown, and by her sisters, Faye B. Shaw and Louise B. Brock.

 

Survivors include Son: Wilson Barney (Linda) Polson of Chesterfield, SC; Daughter: Kathy Odessa Polson of the home; Stepson: Donald (Polly) McLain of Patrick, SC; Son-in-law: Jimmy Gibson of Chesterfield, SC; Step Daughter-in-law: Mary R. McLain of Patrick, SC; 13 Grandchildren: Ricky (Marie) Wallace, Regina (Todd) Graven, John Heath Gibson, Tommy (Lisa) Polson, Tim (Rebecca) Polson, Odessa (Stevie) Robinson, Marie Polson Tucker, Hope (Jamie) Blue, Jamie Polson, B. J. (Cody) Morton, Janet Jordan, Jerald (Tina) Polson, and Christopher (Joanna) Polson.Also 28 Great Grandchildren and 12 Great Great Grandchildren Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins, including Special Cousins, Billy and Billie Mae Caulder.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McLain Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, January 14, 2014.

 

Janice Rhoad Mixon

HARTSVILLE - Funeral services for Janice Rhoad Mixon, 72, were held at 4:00 pm Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Prospect United Methodist Church. The Rev. Troy Metzner and Rev. Patricia Warden officiated with burial in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Tuesday at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Prospect United Methodist Church, PO Box 536. Hartsville, SC 29551.

 

Mrs. Mixon died Sunday, January 5, 2014. Born in Hartsville, SC, she was a daughter of the late Doty T. Rhoad, Jr. and Catherine Meares Rhoad Stokes.

 

Janice Mixon led an exemplary life as a wife, mother, teacher and friend; loving those around her with everything she had to offer. Jan held numerous positions in her church, which included serving as organist and pianist. She was an active member in the Prospect Church Choir and cherished her church family. Janice had a love for flowers and the outdoors, which led her to spend many enjoyable hours working in her yard. This love was something she was able to share for many years through providing flower arrangements for her church on a weekly basis. Mrs. Mixon taught at McBee High School where she impacted many lives in and out of the classroom. She was able to share her passion for science and history for 30 years before her retirement. Upon retirement she was able to enjoy her next great role by becoming lovingly known as “Nana.”

 

Surviving are her husband, Herb Mixon of Hartsville, SC; sons, Mickey (Jacquelyn) Mixon of Hartsville, SC; Donnie (Renee) Freeman of Hartsville, SC; daughter, Melissa Mixon of Hartsville, SC; brother, Danny (Jenny) Rhoad of McBee, SC; brother-in-law, Darrell Johnson of McBee, SC; sisters, Ginger (Aubrey) Mixon of McBee, SC, Sandy Boykin of McBee, SC, Cathy Almond of McBee, SC; grandchildren, Mark (Ashley) Mixon, Matthew (Kristen Soltish) Mixon, Michaela Mixon, Tori Freeman; great- grandchildren, Jennavee Mixon, Kellen Mixon; and her beloved yellow lab, Lilly.

 

She is preceded in death by her son, Tyler Rhoad Mixon; sister, Judy Johnson; brothers, Doty T. Rhoad III, David Rhoad, Dean Rhoad. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, January 14, 2014.

 

William P. Wallace

WALLACE - William P. Wallace, 92, died Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Born in Bennettsville he was a son of the late Sen. Paul A. and Ethlen Gardner Wallace, Sr. and the widower of Martha Jean “Mot” Wallace. He was a World War II, US Army Veteran. Mr. Wallace was a charter member of Wallace Baptist Church and attended the Fred Harris Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. He was a past member of the Bennettsville Rotary Club. He had served on numerous boards and committees. Mr. Wallace served as a State Senator (1958), Marlboro County Supervisor (1961-1981) and Marlboro County Council (1990-2002).

 

Surviving are his sons William “Billy” (Carolyn) P. Wallace, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, Sidney (Margaret) E. Wallace of Wallace, SC, daughters, Jean (David) Wallace McLean of Wallace, SC, Ann (Don) Wallace Wilson of Calhoun, GA, a brother, Paul A. Wallace, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, six grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, also, a special friend, Christine Therrell. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents listed above, also, a brother, Thomas E. Wallace and a sister, Gladys Wallace Spears.

 

The family received friends 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Friday, January 3, 2014 at the residence of David and Jean McLean, Wallace, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

Memorials to; Wallace Baptist Church, 4174 Hwy. 1, Wallace, SC 29596 or the Hospice of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, January 14, 2014.

 

Francis Everette Walters

WALLACE - Francis Everette Walters, 81, died Sunday, January 5, 2014. Born in Scotland County, NC he was a son of the late Art and Ethel Mae Williams Walters. He was a member of White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church (40 years) and was a former deacon, becoming an honorary deacon after 6 years of service to the church. He enjoyed fishing and going to church.

 

Surviving are his wife Eva Mae Haire Walters of Wallace, SC, sons, William Walters of Bennettsville, SC, Carl Walters of Wallace, SC, James Truman Haire of Bennettsville, SC, Chucky Louvet of Thomasville NC, Michael Dehart of Winston Salem, NC, daughters, Sandra Gail Hall of Wallace, SC, Kathy Walters of High Point, NC, Karen Spaul of High Point, NC, Tonya Garcia of Wallace, SC, a brother, Robert Walters of Thomasville , NC, 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and brothers, Lawrence Walters, Gurley Walters and Cecil Walters.

 

The family received friends 6:00PM to 8:00PM Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00PM Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Memorials to; White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, 5169 White’s Creek Church Road, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, January 14, 2014.

 

Dorothy Olivia Davis

CHERAW – Dorothy Olivia Davis, 85, died Monday, January 13, 2014. Born in Bennettsville, SC she was a daughter of the late Julius Alexander and Gertrude Elizabeth Jackson Graham. She was the widow of Francis Davis. She was a member of the Cheraw Church of God. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be missed by her canine friend Chloe.

 

Surviving are a son, Thomas C. (Linda) Davis of Wilmington, NC, a brother, Ronnie Graham of St. Petersburg, FL, a sister Mary Flanagan of Florence, SC, grandchildren, Wendy (John) Roberts, Kevin (Rita) Whitman, Stephine (Brad) Robbins, Robyn Davis, great grandchildren Daniel Whitman, Jordan Whitman, Savannah Whitman, Reiss Robbins and an honorary grandchild Amber Parnell. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above and a daughter, Sandra Davis.

 

The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Cheraw Church of God. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Cheraw Church of God. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Memorials to: McLeod Hospice House, c/o McLeod Health Foundation, PO Box 100551, 800 East Cheves St., Suite 150, Florence, SC 29502-0551. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10, January 21, 2014.

 

James Ellis Hammond

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. - Retired First Sergeant James Ellis Hammond, 89, of Temple Hills, MD died Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in Greenbelt, MD. A graveside service with full military honors was held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 17 at Foundry Hill Cemetery.

 

Hammond was a native of Cheraw and was the son of the late Robert and Ann Eliza

Hammond. He was born April 22, 1924, the eldest son of 9 siblings. He graduated

from Coulter Junior College and served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1969, a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He worked almost 20 years in the construction industry as a project superintendentwith Davis Construction.

 

Hammond was preceded in death by his wife Claudia Carter Hammond and seven siblings.

 

He is survived by a sister Dorothy Ellison; nieces Cyn- thia Ellison and Janice Hammond; a devoted cousin and caregiver Mary Adrienne Hammond; cousins Wilford E. Hammond, Robert C. Hammond, Lenora Powe and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Please send memorials in Mr. Hammond’s name to the Coulter Memorial Academy Alumni Association in Cheraw.

 

Morris Funeral Cottage of Cheraw is in charge of services. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10, January 21, 2014.

 

William 'Bill' Arthur Jacobs

CHERAW - William “Bill” Arthur Jacobs, 87, died Saturday, January 11, 2014. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late William Allen Jacobs and Jessie B. Jacobs Hudson.

 

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, serving in the church choir, also as a past deacon and elder. Mr. Jacobs enjoyed singing in church, gardening and the outdoors. He was a skilled woodworker and built his family’s home.

 

Surviving are his wife, Mary B. Jacobs of Cheraw, SC, a son, William Anthony “Tony” Jacobs of Patrick, SC, daughters, Patricia “Pat” (Phillip) J. Robbins of Charlotte, NC, Mary J. “Mitzi” (Barry) Amerson of South Port, NC, grandchildren, Jacob Robbins, Seth Robbins, Leah Robbins Noe, great grandchildren, Sarah Kathryn Noe and Oliva Grace Noe.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and brothers, John B. Jacobs, Allen C. Jacobs, Ernest B. Jacobs, Robert D. Jacobs, sisters, Janie J. Parker, Ora J. Boan and Sara J. Adeiny. Memorials to: Thornwell Home for Children,302 S. Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325 or First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 552, Cheraw, SC 29520.

 

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. A visitation followed the service and was held in the church parlor. A private committal service will be held after the visitation. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10, January 21, 2014.

 

Mary Catherine Farnsworth Greenwell Newton

BENNETTSVILLE - Services for Mrs. Mary Catherine Farnsworth Greenwell Newton, 95, were held Friday, January 10, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church with burial in Newton Cemetery at Adamsville. Visitation was held at the church. Memorials may be made to the church, PO Box 627, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Whitner-Evans Funeral Home was in charge.

 

Mrs. Newton died Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Born in Bardstown, KY, she was a daughter of the late Jacob David and Bessie Watkins of Farnsworth. She was the former owner of the Dairy Dream and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was twice married, first to the late Harold Greenwell, then to the late Melvin Louis Newton, Sr.

 

Surviving are: sons, David H. Greenwell, (Lois) of Irmo; M. Louis Newton, Jr. (Patty) of Winston-Salem; and Darrell Newton, Sr. (Harriett) of Cheraw; a daughter Annie Hilliard (Kenny) of Bennettsville; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildrin; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10, January 21, 2014.

 

William 'Bill' Robert Purvis

PATRICK - William “Bill” Robert Purvis, 67, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Born in Hartsville, SC he was the son of the late Allean Purvis. He was a gold prospector and

always had time to help others.

 

Surviving are his wife of 40 years Kathryn Rigney Purvis of Patrick, SC, a son Charles Purvis of Patrick, SC, daughters Ellen Purvis of Kannapolis, NC, Robin Purvis of Chilhowie, VA, nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The family received friends from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Bill’s Grill in Patrick, SC. A memorial service will be held during the visitation.

 

Memorials to: The family of William Purvis, c/o Kiser Funeral Home, 1020 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10, January 21, 2014.

 

Allie Rollings Catoe

JEFFERSON - Mrs. Allie Rollings Catoe, age 97, went home to be with her Lord on

Monday, January 20, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 24, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 Hwy. 151, Jefferson, SC 29718.

 

Mrs. Catoe was born March 11, 1916 in Jefferson, SC a daughter of the late Lonnie Edward and Jessie Hopkins Rollings. She was a retired employee of Caro Knit with more than 25 years of service. Mrs. Catoe was a lifelong faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church, where she served as a former Sunday school teacher, choir member, and on other various committees. Allie loved gospel music, and enjoyed sewing and quilting. In addition to her parents, Allie was also preceded in death by her husband, William Adolphus Catoe; and by 9 siblings.

 

Survivors include 3 Daughters: Jean (Johnny) Hunter of Jefferson, SC, Peggy (Tom) Gainey of Columbia, SC, and Lynda Gibson of Reno, NV; Daughter-in-law: Beck Rollins; 1 Brother: Cole L. Rollings of Jefferson, SC; Also: 8 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Catoe family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, January 28, 2014.

 

Ivy Eugene 'Gene' Strickland

JEFFERSON - Mr. Ivy Eugene “Gene” Strickland, age 77, died Thursday, January 23,

2014 at his home.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00PM, Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-

Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Twin Pines Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC.

 

Visitation was 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Sunday, January 26, 2014 prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Strickland was born October 2, 1936 in Glennville, GA, a son of the late William Jeff and Ophelia Dubberly Strickland. He was a retired meat cutter with Harris Teeter. Gene enjoyed cutting wood, fishing, processing deer, and raising hogs. In addition to his parents, Gene was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Williamson Strickland, a son-in-law Jerry Lee Brock, 2 brothers C.L. and Buster Strickland and by 2 sisters Lillie Mae Cade and Arlene Evans

 

Survivors include Wife: Betty Jacobs Strickland of the home; 3 Sons: Paul (Sue) Huchingson of Jefferson, SC; Michael E. (Kim) Strickland of Pageland, SC; and Bryan

I. Strickland of the home 1 Daughter: Janice Marie Brock of Pageland, SC; 1 Sister: Ardis Severn of Blackshear, GA 1 Half-Brother: James Strickland; 2 Half-Sisters: Debbie Kiser and Renee Joslyn; Also 8 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293,Chester-

field, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Strickland family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, January 28, 2014.

 

Dozier Franklyn Wallace

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Dozier Franklyn Wallace, age 92, died Friday, January 17,

2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Monday, January 20, 2014 at Zoar United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. Visitation was 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Wallace was born July 19, 1921 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late James Franklyn and Aurilla Katherine Sellers Wallace. He was a retired truck driver whose career spanned over 60 years. Mr. Wallace was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and a member of the Chesterfield American Legion Post 74. He was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church, the BWZ Men’s Club, and the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge # 220. Dozier was a founding member of the Dixie Saddle Club. He enjoyed riding horses, going to horse shows, and raising bulldogs. Dozier enjoyed life, and was a friend to all.

 

In addition to his parents, Dozier was preceded in death by 3 brothers, J.P., Dick, and Doc Wallace; and 1 sister, Edith Faye Wallace.

 

Survivors include Wife of 66 years: Foye Sellers Wallace of the home; 1 Son: Dozier Franklyn “Frankie” Wallace, Jr. and Rachel Brooks; 1 Daughter: Sandra Wallace Hall and husband Keith Hall; 3 Grandchildren: Jackie Kyser, Erin (John) Fann, and Wes (Jill) Hall; 3 Great Grandchildren: Cristina (Jake) Deputy, Cathy Jacobs, and Berkeley Fann; 2 Great Great Grandchildren: Dallas and Payton Deputy; 1 Sister: Fannie Lee (Bill) Harper; 3 Sisters-in-law: Katherine R. Wallace, Jennie Faye Burch, and Mary Wallace; 2 Brothers-in- law: Billy (Betty) Sellers and Olin Johnson. Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, C/O Debbie Foote, 2472 Zoar Rd. Cheraw, SC 29520 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wallace Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, January 28, 2014.

 

Barbara 'Babs' Alice Griggs

COLUMBIA - Ms. Barbara “Babs” Alice Griggs, age 66, formerly of Cheraw, SC, died Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Bethea Baptist Retirement Community, in Darlington, SC.

 

A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

 

Ms. Griggs was born April 21, 1947 in Ruby, SC, a daughter of the late John Frye Griggs and Effie Lee Sanders Griggs. She was a retired business administrator with the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.

 

Survivors include 2 Sons: Julius (Tammy) Covington of Florence, SC and Jason Lawrence Covington, Sr. of Cheraw, SC; 1 Daughter: Paige Covington (Wade) Efird of Cheraw, SC; 7 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren; 1 Brother: Jerry Edward (Judy) Griggs of Tryon, NC; 2 Sisters: Ann Elizabeth Gainey of Florence, SC and Patricia Diane Griggs of Columbia, SC.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a Library of one’s choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Griggs Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, February 4, 2014.

 

Dorothy 'Dot' Teal Johnson

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Teal Johnson, age 86, died Friday, January 24, 2014. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Monday, January 27, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Peniel Cemetery at Pine View Baptist Church.

 

Visitation was 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Monday, January 27, 2014, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Johnson was born August 13, 1927, in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late John Carlos and Margie Rebecca Rogers Teal. She was a homemaker and farmer. Dot enjoyed yard sales, fishing, cooking, and riding around with her sisters. In addition to her parents, Dot was also preceded in death by her husband, Merrine Johnson, a son, Ezelle Marsh Johnson, a brother, Herbert Teal, and by 3 sisters, her twin, Daisy Lewis, Ruth Lewis, and Mildred “Punk” Williams.

 

Survivors include 1 Son: Leon (Marie) Johnson of Patrick, SC; 2 Grandchildren: Jonathan and Courtney Johnson; 1 Brother: John Carlos “Son” (Dorothy) Teal of Cheraw, SC; 1 Sister: Christine “Teen” (Turner) Davis of Chesterfield, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Johnson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, February 4, 2014.

 

Karen Kiewert Morris

PAGELAND - Mrs. Karen Kiewert Morris, age 53, died Monday, January 27, 2014 at her home.

 

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 31, 2014 at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Interment was at 3:00 PM, Friday, January 31, 2014 at Sharon Memorial Park,5716 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28212.

 

Visitation was 10:00 – 11:00 AM Friday, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Morris was born June 6, 1960 in Cincinnati, OH a daughter of Mary Louise Zimmer Kiewert and the late Harold Junior Kiewert. She was a former Medical Records Clerk with CMC – Main in Charlotte, NC.

 

Survivors include Husband: Eric Stillman Curtsinger of the home; Mother: Mary Louise Kiewart of West Chester, OH; 1 Brother: Donald Wayne Kiewert of Hillsboro, OH; 2 Sisters: Juanita Sue Vorhees of Camden, OH, and Deborah Ann Roland of West Chester, OH Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC  is

serving the Morris family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, February 4, 2014.

 

Charles Everett Oliver

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Charles Everett Oliver, age 48, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at his home. A funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Fairview Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 Friday, January 31, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Oliver was born November 18, 1965 in Cheraw, SC a son of Aaron Charles and Birty Smith Oliver. He was a former truck driver and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Everett enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, and spending time with family.

 

Survivors include Wife: Robin Dickens Oliver of the home; Parents: Charles and Birty Smith Oliver of Chesterfield, SC; 4 Step-Daughters: Crystal (Daniel) McIntyre of Ruby, SC, Shelia (Scott) Jacobs and Tracy (David Lambert) Blackwell of Polkton, NC, and Charlotte (Jason) King of Chesterfield, SC; Twin Brother: Charles Ervin Oliver of Chesterfield, SC; 3 Sisters: Deborah “Debbie” Crawley, Margaret O. Rivers, and Donna (Louis) Rivers all of Chesterfield, SC; Also: Numerous Grandchildren, Great

Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.

 

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Chesterfield County Council on Aging, P.O. Box 45, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Oliver Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, February 4, 2014.

 

Robert Curran Stewart

FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. - “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7.

 

Robert Curran Stewart, 77, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 20, 2014. He was born in Walhalla, South Carolina, on September 12, 1936, to the late James L. Stewart and Orpha C. Stewart. After growing up in Greenville, SC, he graduated from Greenville High School and Furman University. Upon graduation from Furman in 1958, Robert married the love of his life, Jo Ellen Bradley, to whom he was married for 55 wonderful years. Together they went to Ft. Worth, Texas, where Robert received a Masters Degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. After seminary Robert served for 2 years in the United States Army as a 1st Lieutenant where he was the Morale and Welfare Officer for the post and was given a Meritorious Service Award. Also during his Army service, he served as Minister of Education at Central Baptist Church in Lawton, Oklahoma.

 

Robert continued to serve his Lord as Minister of Education at Central Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina from l962 –1964 and followed in ministry as Minister of Education and Administration at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina from 1964 – 1978. In 1978, he joined the staff at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina as State Sunday School Director and later became Church Programs Director and Senior Consultant for the Convention until his retirement in 2003.

 

His love and passion for helping churches to grow their Sunday Schools and reach people for Christ, resulted in being frequently referred to as “Mister Sunday School.”Throughout his life, he strived to be a good friend and an encourager, and he was. He was known and loved in Baptist Churches throughout North Carolina and influenced many lives. After retirement, Robert continued to lead workshops and conferences for churches in the state and served on the board of the North Carolina Baptist Men. He was a member of Woodhaven Baptist Church in Apex, where he served in many ways, including Sunday School Director, Deacon, and Sunday School Teacher. He loved music and also sang in the church choir. He had a passion for missions as he made trips to Brazil, Belize, and Alaska, and served on a regular basis at the Wilmington Street Homeless Shelter.

 

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ellen Stewart; daughter, Kerri Hurley and husband, Brad, of Fayetteville; son, Steven Stewart and wife, Peggy, of Cheraw, SC; and special joys of his life, granddaughters, Amanda and Meredith Hurley, and grandson, Gray Hurley, all of Fayetteville. He is also survived by brothers, Dr. James L. Stewart, Jr. (Mary Ann) of Columbus, NC, and Woody Stewart (Reen) of Simpsonville, SC.

 

A celebration of his life was held Friday, January 24th at 3:00 pm at Woodhaven Baptist Church in Apex, with visitation preceding the service from 1:00 until 2:45 . Me- morials may be made to the Robert and Jo Ellen Stewart Scholarship Endowment for Christian Education students at Campbell Divinity School through the North Carolina Baptist Foundation, 201 Convention Drive, Cary, NC, 27511. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, February 4, 2014.

 

Rex Anthony Dillard

CHERAW - Rex Anthony Dillard, 76, died Friday, February 7, 2014.

 

Born in North Wilkesboro, NC he was a son of Blanche Cheek Boan of Cheraw, SC and was the widower of Donnie Wallace Dillard. He was a US Army Veteran. Mr. Dillard was retired from Spartan Express and was driver of the year in 1995. He was an avid sports fan, pulling for the Boston Red Sox and the Duke Basketball teams. He enjoyed golfing, racing, fishing and traveling.

 

Surviving are his daughters, Donna (Robert) Teal of Cheraw, SC, Vickie (Gary) Walters of Chesterfield, SC, Kim (Ryan) LeBraun of Fayetteville, NC, his mother listed above, a sister, Martha (Francis) Menius of Kannapolis, NC, grandchildren, Christopher Hunter, Ashley Walters, Garrick Walters, Landen Walters, great grandchildren, Mariah Johnson, Bryson Hunter, Ashlyn Blackman and Laken Soles. He was preceded in death by his wife listed above and a brother, Roy Junior Boan.

 

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

A funeral service was held 11:00 AM, Monday, February 10, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial with military honors was in the church cemetery. Memorials to: Paralyzed Veterans of America, PVA: Donation Processing Center, PO BOX 758532, Topeka, KS 66675-8532. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 10A, Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

 

George Lee Kirkley

JEFFERSON - George Lee Kirkley, 93, died February 6, 2014. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Monday, February 10, 2014 at White Plains Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. Visitation followed the service in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Mr. George Lee Kirkley was born in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Thomas Richard and Lula Rollings Kirkley. He worked at the Grace Plant of Springs Industries for 29 years. Mr. Kirkley was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. He served as a Deacon since 1949 at Long Branch Baptist Church and Whit Plains Baptist Church. He also served in the US Army during World War II. Mr. Kirkley was a member of the American Legion and served as a County Commissioner. He is preceded in death by 4 Brothers, 1 Sister and 2 Granddaughters.

 

Survivors include Wife, Lola Johnson Kirkley of the home, Sons, Everette Kirkley of Jefferson, SC, Tom Kirkley of Lancaster, SC and Rev. Ken Kirkley (Rhonda) of

 of Jefferson, SC and Faye Faulkenberry ( Julian) of Lancaster, SC, Many Nieces and Nephews, Nine Grandchildren, Twenty Six Great Grandchildren and Five Great Great

Grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to White Plains Baptist Church, PO Box 219, Jefferson, SC 29718 or Hospice of Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Agape Hospice of Rock Hill, 1326 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

 

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, SC is handling the arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 10A, Tuesday,  February 11, 2014.

 

Stanley 'Stan' Laney Mungo

PAGELAND - Mr. Stanley “Stan” Laney Mungo, age 51, died Sunday, February 2, 2014 at his home.

 

Funeral services were 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC, the family received Family and Friends Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Mungo was born March 3, 1962, in Monroe, N.C. a son of Perry L. “Bo” and Frances Hinson Mungo. He was a graduate of Central High School and attended Wingate University and Horry Georgetown TEC, where he received an engineering degree. Stan was a retired Commercial Contractor and a member of First Baptist Church of Pageland, SC. Stan was an avid golfer, a huge sports fan, and especially enjoyed watching his daughter play softball.

 

Survivors are his wife, Patty Spach Mungo of the home, 2 daughters, Sophia Lorraine Mungo of Charlotte, NC and Laney Spach Mungo of the home. His parents, Bo and Frances Mungo of Pageland, SC, a brother, Neil (Robin) Mungoof Pageland, SC, and a sister, Alishia (Paul) Branham of Camden, SC, also a niece, Mary Frances Branham, and nephews, Nathan, Reed, and Steven Branham and Sam and Will Mungo.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is

serving the Mungo family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 10A, Tuesday,  February 11, 2014.

 

Sheila A. Polson

HARTSVILLE - Funeral services for Sheila A. Polson age 54, who passed away February 3, were held Wednesday at 3:00 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Burial was in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Rev. Jeff Williams and Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. Sheila was born in Hartsville a daughter of Jack Kenneth Perdue and the late Sylvia Ann Gainey Perdue. She was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist, was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

 

Surviving are her husband of 39 years, John Polson, Hartsville, her father, Hartsville; daughter, Brandy P. (Joseph R.) Hemby, Hartsville; son, Justin R. (Charlotte H.) Polson, Hartsville; brother, Larry Dean (Susan) Perdue, Hartsville; grandchildren, Whitney Hemby, Arleigh Polson and Gunnar Polson. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 10A, Tuesday,  February 11, 2014.

 

Ruth Harrington Adams

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Ruth Harrington Adams, age 85, died Sunday, February 9, 2014, at her home.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 15, 2014, at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 15, 2014, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Adams was born December 31, 1928, in Wadesboro, NC, a daughter of the late John Ross Harrington and Ethel McKnight Harrington Melton. She was a

homemaker and for many years was a child care provider in her home. Ruth was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Ruth was also preceded in death by her husband, Murrie M. Adams and by her sister, Betty H. Soloman.

 

Survivors include Son: Ronald “Ronnie” M. Adams and his wife Teresa Diane Adams of Chesterfield, SC; 3 Grandchildren: Cierra Jade Adams, Chris (Kristen) Guinn, and Rhonda Guinn; 4 Great Grandchildren: Ava Guinn, Taylor Guinn, Kohana Jacobs, and Mason Rollings, who is on his way; Also Nieces and Nephews.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paws and Claws. P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC is serving the Adams Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

 

Lynn Teal Armstrong

CHERAW - Lynn Teal Armstrong, 61, died Monday, February 10, 2014, at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

 

Funeral services were held at 2:00 P. M., on Friday, February 14, 2014, at Carolina Funeral Home Chapel, Scranton. The family received friends from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial, followed at Lake City Cemetery, Lake City.

 

Mrs. Armstrong was born February 2, 1953, in Lake City, a daughter of William T. “Tom” Teal and the late Lula Jo Carraway Teal. She was a graduate of Winyah High School, Georgetown, SC, Emmanuel College of Franklin Springs, GA and The Baptist College, Charleston, SC. Lynn worked in the Social Services Dept. at Daymark Recovery Services in Wadesboro, NC and attended Maranatha Family Center Church in Cheraw. She was a very loving wife, mother, grand-mother and daughter, an accomplished pianist and breast cancer survivor of two years.

 

Survivors include her husband, Butch Armstrong, of the home; two sons, B.J. (Mary Ann) Armstrong of Columbia and Kevin Armstrong of Cheraw; grandchildren, Aubry Armstrong and Andrew Armstrong; father, William T. “Tom” Teal of Georgetown; brothers, William T. “Jimmy” (Diane) Teal of Easley and Russell Glenn Teal of Charlotte, NC; a special aunt and uncle, John and Margie Altman and special friend, Geraldine Harrelson.

 

Memorial may be made to Maranatha Family Center Church, 66 Praise Lane, Cheraw,

SC 29520.

 

The family would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful care provided by the McLeod Regional Medical Center ER and Chesterfield General Hospital ER. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

 

Gene Stratton Murphy

FLORENCE - Gene Stratton Murphy, 78,of Florence, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at McLeod Hospice House.

 

Mr. Murphy was born in Norton, VA, a son of the late Mitchell K. “M.K.” Murphy and Ada Bruce Hartsock Murphy. He was a member of Quinby Baptist Church, the D.A.V. and Woodmen of the World. He was a former member of American Legion Post #160. Mr. Murphy retired from the US Marine Corp and had also served in the Air Force. Since 1975 he had worked with the Federal Aviation Administration. He was a loving and wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

 

Surviving are his wife of fifty- three years, Lou Murphy; son, Michael (Michelle) Murphy of Quinby; daughter, Mary (Jay) Hinson of Cheraw; and his grandchildren, Lee Hinson of Clemson and Kayla Hinson of Cheraw.

 

Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014,at Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at a later date at Florence Memorial Gardens. Family received friends from 11:00 am - 11:30 am on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to the McLeod Hospice, P. O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502; Quinby Baptist Church, 950 E. Ashby Road, Florence, SC 29506 or to your favorite charity.

Please sign the tribute wall for Mr. Murphy.   Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

 

Maude Quick Parnell

CHERAW - Mrs. Maude Quick Parnell, age 88, died Sun- day, February 9, 2014 at her home.

 

A graveside service was held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at First Southern Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Parnell was born August 31, 1925 in Bennettsville, SC a daughter of the late Manley Jackson and Lula Mae Hubbard Quick. She was a homemaker, and along with her husband, were former owner and operator of Parnell’s Grocery. Maude was a charter member of First Southern Methodist Church. She enjoyed being a grandmother.

 

Survivors include Husband of 57 years: Roy F. Parnell of the home; 1 Son: Harvel Parnell and wife Joy of Cheraw, SC; 2 Grandchildren: Kate and Chris Parnell; Sister in-law: Sue P. Mancill of Cheraw, SC; Special Niece: Jennie Turnage.

 

The family received family and friends at the home, 101

Dogwood Circle, Cheraw, SC. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Parnell Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

 

Charlie Boyd Quick Jr.

CHERAW - Mr. Charlie Boyd Quick Jr., age 74, died Friday, February 14, 2014 at his home.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at a later date. Visitation was 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Quick was born July 17, 1939 in Bennettsville, SC a son of the late Charlie Alfred and Ida Mae Quick. He was a retired welder and carpenter. Charlie enjoyed fishing, gardening, and bird watching. In addition to his parents, Charlie was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Gary Quick; and by three sisters, Frances Geddings, Joyce Threadgill, and Lillie Faye Massey.

 

Survivors include Wife: Elizabeth McIntrye Quick of the home; 2 Sons: Charlie Gary (Brandy) Quick of Cheraw, SC and Raymond Earl McIntrye of Wallace, SC; 3 Daughters: Jackie L. Quick of Cheraw, SC, Denise (Ricky) Tucker of Rock Hill, SC, and Brenda (Kevin) Cribb of Wallace, SC; 1 Sister: Nancy Louise Quick of Chesterfield, SC; Also 6 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandchild, Nieces and Nephews.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Quick Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

 

Elaine Brown Rivers

PATRICK - Ms. Elaine Brown Rivers, age 63, died Saturday, February 8, 2014 at her home. A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Monday, February 10,2014 at Patrick Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Patrick Cemetery. Visitation was from 2:00 –4:00 PM, Monday, February 10, 2014 prior to the service at the church.

Ms. Rivers was born February6, 1951 in Hartsville, SC a daughter of Clara Mae Perdue Brown and the late Clarence L. Brown, Jr. She was a clerk at Teal’s Mill Mini-Mart and was a former Weller employee and former department manager with Bi-Lo. Elaine was a member of Patrick Baptist Church and also attended Patrick Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed fishing, reading, gardening, cross word puzzles, watching QVC, and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her father, Elaine was also preceded in death by her brother Rocky Brown. Survivors include 2 Sons: John R. (Kathy) Rivers Jr. and Shon (Lori) Rivers both of Hartsville, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Noah Rivers, Ava Rivers, Cayla McDaniel, and Jacob Clark Mother: Clara Mae Brown of Patrick, SC; 3 Sisters: Diane Brigman of Patrick, SC, Harriet Bailey of Cheraw, SC, and Teresa “Chick” Polson of Patrick, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews and her loving dog “Sasha.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Rivers Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

 

Danny Ray Steen

MT. CROGHAN - Mr. Danny Ray Steen, age 52, died Sunday, February 9, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Rocky Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

 

Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Steen was born March 17, 1961 in Pageland, SC a son of Bessie Wallace Steen and the late Grover Steen. He was a sales associate with Wadesboro Lumber & Barns, Inc., and was a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church. Danny enjoyed auto racing, riding four wheelers, and hanging out with his family and friends. In addition to his father, Danny was also preceded in death by a brother, Mickey Steen.

 

Survivors include Wife: Julie Riner Steen of the home; 2 Stepsons: Justin Riner of Pageland, SC and John Johnson of Lancaster, SC; Mother: Bessie Wallace Steen of Mt. Croghan, SC; 3 Brothers: Don (Bonnie) Steen, Basil Steen, and Randy Steen all of Mt.Croghan, SC; 4 Sisters: Joan Baker of Pageland, SC, Gloria (Robbie Adams) Dennis of Ruby, SC, Wanda (Dock) Donahue of Mt. Croghan, SC, and Betty (Roy) Laney of Kershaw, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC  is serving the Steen family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

 

Betty Lou Hall

CHERAW - Mrs. Betty Lou Hall, age 78, died Friday, February 7, 2014. A funeral  ervice was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gar- dens, Cheraw, SC.

 

Visitation was from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 9, 2013, prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Hall was born September 15, 1935 in Wadesboro, NC a daughter of the late Kenny Lee and Mary Honeycutt Driggers. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and was a clerk at Wal- Mart for the past 25 years. Mrs. Hall was a member of First Baptist Church of Cheraw, where she was a member of the Faith and Hope Sunday School Class. Betty enjoyedbaking cakes, traveling, especially to the Amish Country,

and was a huge Elvis Pressley fan. In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. “Bobby” Hall, a granddaughter, Brooke Burch, a brother, Bobby Driggers, and by a sister, Clara Mae Driggers.

 

Survivors include 2 Daughters: Susan (Johnny) Hayes of Cheraw, SC and Barbara (Ellis) Burch of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Grandchildren: Nicholas “Nick” (Brandie) Hayes and John Christopher (Dana Clark) Hayes; 3 Great Grandchildren: Skylar Burch, Blane Hayes and Harrison Hayes. 1 Brother: Lee Roy Driggers of Wallace, SC; Special Niece: Mary D. Gaskins; Special Friends: Linda Johnson and Bessie Matthews.

 

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, 1203 E. Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Hall family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

 

Daniel 'Dan' Marsh

CHERAW - Daniel “Dan” Marsh, 52, died Sunday, February 16, 2014. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of Joe and Dare Morris Marsh of Cheraw, SC. First and foremost he was a devoted husband, father, son and brother. He was a member and Deacon of First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. He was a graduate of Presbyterian College and was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity (PC). Mr. Marsh was the Environmental Health and Safety Manager of INA Schaeffler Group, Cheraw, SC. He enjoyed collecting antiques, Carolina Gamecock Football and most of all, time spent with family and friends.

 

Surviving are his wife Kaye Bunch Marsh, daughters, Hannah Paige Marsh, Rachel Vir- ginia Marsh, Rebecca Alison Marsh all of Cheraw, SC, his parents listed above, brothers, Glenn (Emily) Marsh and Douglas (Susan) Marsh all of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Dinah (Graham) Marsh Edwards of Isle of Palms, SC and Dee Dee (Dave) Marsh Evans of Pinopolis, SC.

 

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at First Presbyterian

Church, Cheraw, SC.

 

Memorials to: First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or

Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or St. David’s Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

 

James Fletcher Motley

PATRICK - Mr. James Fletcher Motley, age 85, died Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

 

A graveside service was held at 1:00 PM, Monday, February 24, 2014 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC with Military Honors.

 

Mr. Motley was born April 12, 1928 in Patrick SC a son of the late James Knowlton Motley and Ellen Juanita Winburn Motley. He was a retired foreman with the SCDOT with 34 years of service. Fletcher was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and was proud to have served his country. He was a member of the American Legion.

 

In addition to his parents, Fletcher was also preceded in death by his sister, Jeannie M. Catoe; and two brothers, J. K. Motley Jr. and Roger Motley. Survivors include 1 Brother: Campbell (Linda) Motley of Williamsburg, VA; Also a number of Nieces and Nephews.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Motley Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

 

Lois Beatrice Ratliff

RUBY - Mrs. Lois Beatrice Ratliff, age 87, died Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at her

home.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, Februa22, 2014 at White Oak Presbyterian Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Saturday, prior to the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.

 

Mrs. Ratliff was born September 2, 1926 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Florence E. Oliver and step daughter of the late Ross Oliver. She was a homemaker and farmer, and attended Douglas Mill Baptist Church.

 

Beatrice enjoyed shopping, cooking, gardening, and fishing. In addition to her parents, Beatrice was also preceded in death by her husband, John Daniel “Doll” Ratliff; her son and daughter in law, Dalton and Pat Ratliff; a daughter, Ellen Ratliff Hart; grandson, Shane Ratliff; and by 2 sisters, Trudy Jacobs and Grace Harley.

 

Survivors include Daughter: Frances “Punk” Ratliff (Ken) Mills of Fort Mill, SC; 8 Grandchildren: Terri Niven, Ginger (Dale) Aubertine, Tonya (Jarrod) Holler, Phillip (Samantha) Hart, Tricia (Chris) Foster, Brandy (Keith) Leggett, Brady Mills, and Chad (Ginni) Ratliff; Granddaughter-in-law: Rebecca Ratliff; Also 22 Great Grand- Children.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Ratliff

family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

 

John Harrison Sartor Sr.

CHERAW - John Harrison Sartor, Sr., 81, died Sunday, February 16, 2014. Born in Alabama he was the son of the late Henry Harrison and Sadie Howle Sartor. He was a charter member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC.

 

Mr. Sartor was an avid fan of the Cheraw Braves and the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. He received an athletic scholarship and played for the Gamecocks in the 1952 and ’53 seasons. He was the play by play announcer for Cheraw High School, covering football, baseball and girls softball. He was a referee for the Cheraw Parks and Recreation Department (football, baseball and softball). He enjoyed playing golf with his friends.

 

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Wanda Rollins Sartor, a son John (Faye) Harrison Sartor, Jr., a daughter, Susan S. Davis all of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren John Harrison Sartor, III, Matthew Robert Sartor and James Christian Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a son-in-law, Freddie Davis.

The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in the fellowship hall of Faith Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:30 PM Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in the sanctuary of Faith Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Memorials to: Faith Christian Academy, 220 Greene Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Cheraw High School Athletics, 649 Chesterfield Hwy., Cheraw, SC 29520.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

 

Randy Wayne Stanley

WEST COLUMBIA - Mr. Randy Wayne Stanley, age 54, died Saturday, February 15, 2014.

 

A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 21, 2014, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Mr. Stanley was born October 20, 1959 in Norfolk, VA a son of the late William Augustus and Delphia Elizabeth McLain Stanley. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and Chesterfield – Marlboro TEC. Randy received an associate degree, and was a former LPN.

 

Survivors include 1 Son: Nathan (Julia) Stanley of Summerville, SC; 1 Daughter: Miranda (Fred) Delehoy of Cheyenne, WY; Sister: Ann Stanley (Rick) Harris of Murrells Inlet, SC 2 Nephews: Dr. Andrew (Whitney) Harris and Dr. Christopher (Johanna) Harris; Also: Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Stanley family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

 

Novella “Bibbie” Hurst Watson

RUBY - Mrs. Novella “Bibbie” Hurst Watson, age 82, died Monday, February 10, 2014 at her home.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Ruby Baptist

Church. Interment was a private family service in the Watson Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Tuesday, prior to the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.

 

Mrs. Watson was born February 10, 1932 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late

William F. and Annie Marie Melton Hurst. She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Challenger with 34 years of service. Bibbie was a member of Ruby Baptist Church and loved her Lord and her family very much. She was known in the community for her delicious cooking, especially her biscuits, pecan pies, chicken and dumplings, and banana pudding. She loved to minister to the sick and shut-ins in the community with her cooking. Bibbie will be sorely missed by all. In addition to her parents, Bibbie was also preceded in death by her first husband, Johnny Watson, a son, Lonnie Wayne Watson, her 4 brothers, Astor, Robert, Lawson, and Carson Hurst, and by her 6 sisters, Osabelle, Aletha, Alberta, Estelle, Dorothy, and Cleo.

 

Survivors include Husband: Charles S. Smith of the home; 1 Son: Jerry (Grayson) Watson of Cheraw, SC; 3 Daughters: Judy Watson (Roy) Owens of Lugoff, SC, Barbara (Rick) Leihgeber of Sevierville, TN, and Diane Watson (Charles) Finch of Cheraw, SC; Daughter-in-law: Martha Watson of Pageland, SC; Also 15 Grand- children, 33 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great, Great Grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Watson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

 

Mary G. Davidson

GREER - Mary Elizabeth Gulledge Davidson, 99, widow of Robert Wilson Davidson, died February 24, 2014 at The Cottages at Brushy Creek.

 

A native of Chesterfield, daughter of the late James Wesley and Mary Charlotte Greene Gulledge, she was a retired employee of M. Lowenstein Corporation and a member of East Rockingham Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Kitty Howell of Taylors; two grandchildren, Kary H. and husband Rex Galloway and David B. and wife Angie Howell and four great-grandchildren, Logan Galloway, Lacy Galloway, Will Howell and Katherine Howell.

 

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wood Mortuary conducted by Rev. David Howell and Rev. Ralph May. Burial was at 4:00 p.m. in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, S.C. Visitation was held 9:30-10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Wood Mortuary.

 

The family is at the home of the daughter, Kitty Howell, 16 Randy Drive, Taylors, S.C. 29687. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

 

Cody Brandon Deese

PAGELAND - Mr. Cody Brandon Deese, age 25, died Saturday, February 22, 2014. A funeral service was held at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Center Grove Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Miller- Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

 

Mr. Deese was born December 17, 1988, in Monroe, NC, a son of Phillip Douglas “Dougie” Deese and Doris Ann Sikes Deese. He attended Central High School, where he played football, and was a former employee of Carolina Climate Control. Cody enjoyed playing football, corn hole, and video games. He also loved music, swimming, fishing, and riding 4 Wheelers. Cody was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Cleveland Deese and Charles Sikes.

 

Survivors include Parents: Dougie and Doris Ann Deese of Pageland, SC; Sister: Raven Deese of Pageland, SC; Grandmothers: Glendora Deese and Peggy Sikes of Pageland, SC; Nephew: Wyatt Daylan Langley of Pageland, SC; Aunts: Lorie Deese Melton, Gail Deese, Linda Rivers, and Angie Sikes; Uncles: Charles Deese and Edward Sikes; Cousins: Jessica Deese Adams, Clint Adams, Josh and Kelly Miles, Justin and Brittany Melton, Laken and Clay Sikes, Bailey Adams, Brookyn Miles and Addison Miles.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Deese Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

 

Lawrence Edward Phillips

MT. CROGHAN - Mr. Lawrence Edward Phillips, age 86, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

 

A private family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

 

Mr. Phillips was born September 11, 1927 in Mt. Croghan, SC a son of the late Kemp Huntley Phillips and Willie Mae Sims Phillips. He was a graduate of Kings Business College and was a former Terminal Manager with Hennis Trucking Company in Ruby, SC. Lawrence was a retired inspector with Pageland Screen Printers. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and a member of Salem Presbyterian Church. In addition to his parents, Lawrence was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Swett Phillips; his daughters, Jane Douglass, Beverly Gulledge, and Cathy Evans; and a grandson, Jamie Douglass.

 

Survivors include 2 Sons: Michael (Vicki) Phillips of Mt. Croghan, SC and Edward (Sherrie) Phillips of Cheraw, SC; Also 9 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great, Great Grandchild.

 

Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 309 E. Main St. Bennettsville, SC29512. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC is serving the Phillips Family Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

 

Frank L. Ponce

RUBY - CSM Frank L. Ponce, age 80, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment with military honors followed in the Hurst Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Saturday, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Ponce was born December 17, 1933 in Porterville, CA a son of the late Frank Joe Ponce and Hazel Serofina Martinez Ponce. He was a retired Command Sergeant Major in the US Army 509th Airborne Combat Battalion with 27 years of service. Mr. Ponce served during the Korean War, Dominican Republic War of Independence, and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Green Berets, and was a master parachutist. Frank received many awards, including the Legion of Merit, Soldiers Medal, Bronze Star Medal, U.S. Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (8 awards), United Nations Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Master Parachutist Badge, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, and many other medals and awards. Mr. Ponce also was a retired manager with Carolina Canners. He was a sports enthusiast, and especially enjoyed golf and boxing, and was an antique dealer. In addition to his parents, Frank was also preceded in death by his wife, Lexie Joe Sellers Ponce; and by his brothers, Ervin Frank Ponce, Christopher Frank Ponce, Roy Johns, and Glen Ponce.

 

Survivors include Children: Frankie Joe (Marlene) Ponce of Ruby, SC, Lexia J. (Jeff) Zungali of Johnstown, PA, Anthony R. (Robert Lawrence) Ponce of Albuquerque, NM, and Joy P. (Brian) Huntley of Chesterfield, SC; Grandchildren: Ricardo Alfonso Aguilar, Frank Carlos Aguilar, Frank Anthony Ponce, Brian Jay Ponce, Anthony Tyler Zungali, Joy Lexia Ponce, and John Andrew Huntley; and Great Grandchildren: Gabriel, Frank, and Selina Aguilar.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Ponce Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

 

Lona Mae Woodward

RUBY - Mrs. Lona Mae Woodward, age 90, went home to be with her Lord, on Monday, March 3, 2014 at her home. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Fairview Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

 

Mrs. Woodward was born October 21, 1923 in Taylorsville, NC the daughter of the late Elmore Bowles and Daisy Goforth Bowles. She was a former seamstress and farmer, and enjoyed working in her greenhouse. Lona Mae was a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church for some 70 years, where she was a choir member, and taught Sunday school for over 35 years. She had a very deep and abiding faith in her Lord, and she touched many lives with her wisdom and calm spirit. Lona Mae loved reading the Bible and read it through yearly. Her life was simple; her family, her faith, her garden, and her flowers. In addition to her parents, Lona Mae was also preceded in death by two daughters; Geraldine W. Gulledge and Patricia W. Oliver, and by her brothers; Ronald and Guy Bowles.

 

Survivors include Husband of 71 years: Eugene Woodward of the home; 2 Daughters: Linda Davis of Darlington, SC and Julie W. (Ernie) Cooper of Winnsboro, SC; 5 grandchildren: Wesley Gulledge, Michael Gulledge, Michelle Quick, Matthew Roper, and Alicia Watts. Also 4 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great, Great Grandchildren; and A special Niece and caregiver Paula Wise of Ruby, SC.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Woodward family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

 

Edith Claudine Sergent

CHERAW - Edith Claudine Sergent, 89, died Friday, February 28, 2014. Born in Concord, NC she was a daughter of the late Evans G. Har- gett Sr. and Rosa Gertrude Layton Hargett and the widow of Don Sergent.

 

Surviving are her brother, Evans G. Hargett, Jr., a sister, Mable Talbert both of Concord, NC and many nephews and nieces.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, brothers, Eugene Hargett, Arlen Hargett, Wade Hargett, sisters, Mary Ellen Brown and Burley Boyd.

 

A memorial service was held 4:00 PM, Friday, March 7, 2014 at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Concord, NC.

 

Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

 

Nell Haire Yearty

MONCKS CORNER - Mrs. Nell Haire Yearty, 79, of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, beloved wife, mother, and sister, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on

Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

 

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Milton Yearty, son Mark Yearty and his wife Sherry, sister Dell Davis and her husband Gerald, niece Cheryl Corn and her husband Richard, nephew Lain Davis and his wife Cheryl, and grand-niece Sarah Davis. Mrs. Yearty was preceeded in death by her parents J. Frank Haire and Susie Pearce Haire.

 

The funeral was held Friday, March 7, 2014, 2:00 p.m., at St. John's Baptist Church in Pinopolis, South Carolina. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, 684 Broughton Road, Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Arrangements are by Dial-Murray Funeral Home, 300 West Main Street, Moncks Corner, (843) 761-8027.

 

Mrs. Yearty was born in Cordele, Georgia. She later moved with her husband and son to Cheraw, South Carolina where she was a faithful member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. She retired from Northeastern Technical College of Cheraw. Recently, she relocated to Moncks Corner with her husband to be near her son and daughter-in-law. She is a faithful attendee of St. John’s Baptist Church of Pinopolis. Mrs. Yearty loved God, her family, and nature. She enjoyed flower gardening, reading, and she frequently talked about Jesus’ return. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

 

William Randal 'Randy Lee' Hancock

FLORENCE - Mr. William Randal “Randy Lee” Hancock, age 53, died Thursday, March 6, 2014. A memorial service was held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Mr. Hancock was born August 8, 1960 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Brooks Franklin and Willie Faye King Hancock He was a 1978 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a former textile employee. Randy was a former member of the Chesterfield Rescue Squad. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid gardener.

 

Survivors include Spouse: Catherine Ann DaVide of the home; 2 Sons: William Randal Hancock Jr. and Brandon Nathaniel Hancock; Stepchildren: Jeannie (Mark) Rivera, John (Rachel) DaVide, Joseph (Sophia) DaVide, Daniel (Heather) DaVide, and Bekim (Rachel) Elmazi; Also 6 Grandchildren; 2 Brothers: Otto (Trudy) Hancock and Ernie (Kathy) Hancock both of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Sister: Cheryl H. Douglass of Cheraw, SC; Also Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hancock family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10, Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

 

Annie Sue Gulledge Hurst

MORVEN, N.C. - Mrs. Hurst, age 89, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, March 15, 2014 after a courageous battle with a series of illnesses. She was born on September 21, 1924, the youngest daughter of Annie Lee Ratliff and James Arthur Gulledge. She was a loving and much loved and adored wife, mother, and grandmother. She was affectionately known as “Meme” by her grandchildren, and she never missed the opportunity to say to her family and friends “Love You Guys”.

 

Mrs. Hurst graduated from Chesterfield High School, North Greenville Junior College (now North Greenville University), and Winthrop College (now Winthrop University). In addition, she completed post-graduate studies at Coker College and Winthrop. She was a second-grade teacher for 31 years, the majority of her tenure spent in the Rock Hill School District #3 system. She served on the South Carolina Language Arts Curriculum Committee and was a former “Teacher of the Year”. She loved reading and always had a book close at hand, a love that she enthusiastically passed on to her many students, her children, and her grandchildren. Additionally, she avidly followed ACC basketball and was always cheering on her favorite Duke Blue Devils.

 

Mrs. Hurst was a devoted Christian with a strong and abiding faith. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chesterfield, SC and derived great joy as a member of the Wesley Fellowship Class and the “Lunch Bunch”.

 

Mrs. Hurst was preceded in death by her beloved husband of sixty-one years, Alvin Dewain Hurst, Sr.; her brothers, James Arthur Gulledge, Jr., William Preston Gulledge, Joe Ratliff Gulledge; and her sisters, Evelyn Gulledge Steele and Frances Gulledge Jones.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Susanne Hurst McGuire, and husband William Bulgin McGuire, Jr. of Charlotte, NC; son, Alvin Dewain Hurst, Jr., and wife Anna Young Hurst of Morven, NC; grandchildren, Caroline Robinson McGuire of Charlotte, NC; William Hurst McGuire of Washington, District of Columbia; Molly Lauer McGuire of Charlotte, NC; two special cousins, John Preston Ratliff and Sarah Ratliff Faulkner, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Sue Gulledge Hurst will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 2:00 PM at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chesterfield, SC. The family will receive friends following the service at a reception in the Fellowship Hall at the church. Interment will be private at the Ratliff Family Cemetery at New Hope United Methodist Church, Casons Old Field, NC.

 

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Ted Thompson of CMC Main, the staff and friends of White Oak Manor of Waxhaw, Hospice of Union County, and Visiting Angels. Their many kindnesses are most appreciated.

 

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church,305 West Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hurst family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10, Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

 

Glenn Gardner White

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Glenn Gardner White, age 76, died Friday, March 14, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 P.M. Monday, March 17, 2014 at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. White was born April 23, 1937 in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late William Forrest White and Eva Jeanette Gardner White. He was a former building contractor and retired owner and operator of White’s Carpet. Glenn was a former member of the SC National Guard and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Glenn enjoyed fishing, quail hunting, mowing grass, and building construction. In addition to his parents, Glenn was also preceded in death by his wife, Delite Perdue White, 3 brothers, Baxter, Jack, and Gerald White, and by a sister Sarah Rice.

 

Survivors include 4 Sons: Rev. Glenn Scott (Jennifer) White, Stewart (Dawn) White both of Chesterfield, SC, Jeff White of Cheraw, SC, and William Forrest White of Chesterfield, SC; 8 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren; 1 Sister: Carolyn W. (James) Blackwell of McBee, SC.

 

Memorials may be made to the Shiloh United Methodist Church “Youth Group” 3154 Hwy. 102, Chesterfield , SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the White Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10, Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

 

Barbara Chewning Griggs

DARLINGTON - Mrs. Barbara Chewning Griggs, age 77, formerly of Chesterfield, SC and Spartanburg, SC died Friday, March 21, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Ruby Cemetery, Ruby, SC.

 

Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Monday, March 24, 2014, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Griggs was born September 16, 1936, in Wadesboro, NC, a daughter of the late David Earl Chewning, Sr. and Lula Hunt Chewning. She was a 1954 graduate of Chesterfield High School, where she played basketball. Barbara was a former bank teller and a retired inventory accountant with Union Camp Co.

 

She enjoyed reading and singing. In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. “Mike” Griggs, her daughters Susan Elizabeth Griggs and Harriet Griggs Huntley, and by her brother, David Earl Chewning, Jr.

 

Survivors include a Son: James Michael “Jimmy” Griggs and his wife Jurai Griggs of Thailand; 3 Grandchildren: William Austin (Erin) Huntley, Jennifer Griggs and Jessica Griggs; Great Grandchild: Aubree Huntley; Sister: Charlena Chewning of Darlington, SC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC is serving the Griggs Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10A, Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

 

Blanche Crain Robertson

CHERAW - Blanche Crain Robertson, 94, died Sunday, March 16, 2014. Born in Greenville County she was the daughter of the late Clois and Pauline Parker Crain and the widow of Royal Robertson. She was a member of Locust Hill Baptist Church, Travelers Rest, SC.

 

The family received friends 11:00 am Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Woodlawn Memorial Park. A funeral service was held at 11:30 am following the visitation.

 

Surviving are her son, Dr. Jerry (Barbara) Robertson of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, a daughter-in-law, Joyce Robertson of Florida, a grandchild, Anthony “Tony” Robertson of Florida and a great grandchild, Lindsey Robertson.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above and a son Rodger L. Robertson.

 

Memorials to: Locust Hill Baptist Church, Building Fund, PO Box 759, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 or Gideons International, PO Box 184, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10A, Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

 

Thornwell Forrest Sowell Jr.

CHESTERFIELD - Thornwell Forrest Sowell, Jr., 87, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his home. He was the husband of Margaret Tart Sowell. T. F. was born May 30, 1926, in Chesterfield, SC, the son of the late Thornwell Forrest Sowell, Sr. and Mary Sudie Burch Sowell. He graduated from Chesterfield High School in 1943. While in high school, T.F. attended the first Palmetto Boys’ State held at Camp Jackson in 1940 in Columbia, S.C. He attended Clemson University, left there to serve in the U.S. Air Force during WWII, and returned to Clemson to graduate with a B.A. degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1949. He returned home to his family farm and served as Manager of Calvin Rivers Farms.

 

T. F. was a member of the S.C. Farm Bureau, the S.C. State Tobacco Commission, and the S.C. State Conservation Commission; in addition, his family was the recipient of the Chesterfield County Farm Family-of-the-Year Award. He served on the Chesterfield Town Council and the Board of Directors of First Citizens Bank. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where he served as Chairman of the Pastor/Parish Relations Committee and Chairman of the Finance Committee. T.F. was also a founding member of Green River Country Club and served on the Board of Directors.

 

T.F. is survived by his wife, Margaret; son, Thornwell F. (Jan) Sowell III; daughter, Amy Sowell (James) Braswell; son, Marshall L. (Betty) Sowell; and daughter, Mary Margaret Sowell (Scott) Rosenbloom. His grandchildren are Christy Braswell, Carson Sowell (Ashley) Twombley, Jessica Braswell, Jill Sowell, Evan (Jennifer) Sowell, Ben Mosrie, and Ella Mosrie. Great-grand-children are Mac and Will Twombley, Mattison Braswell, and EJ Sowell. His sister is Mary Sue (Marion) DuRant of Titusville, FL.

 

A memorial service was held Friday, March 21, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 West Main Street, Chesterfield. Immediately following the service were a reception and visitation at the church.

 

Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sowell Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10A, Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

 

Francis “Sonny” Harold Turner

CHERAW - Francis “Sonny” Harold Turner, 70, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Born in Laurinburg, NC he was a son of the late George B. and Frances Odom Turner. He was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. In his younger days he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a Clemson and Carolina Fan.

 

Surviving are his wife, Gloria Vance Turner of Cheraw, SC, sons Jon Marcus Turner and wife Helena of Easley, SC, James Coleman Curry, III and wife Kristy of Augusta, GA, daughters, Jill L. Turner and partner Jamie of Lexington, SC, Jackie Curry Wilson and husband Brian of Columbia, SC, grandchildren, James Coleman “Cole” Curry, IV, Lily Ingram Turner, Kadence Lizzie Curry, Benjamin Stone Turner, Samuel Vance Wilson, and Easton Odom Turner.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and brothers, Nicky Odom Turner and George Turner.

 

The family will receive friends 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Pleasant Grove United MethodisT Church, Cheraw, SC.

 

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Memorials to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadawy, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 2970. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10A, Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

 

Elendor Gray Horne

RUBY - Mrs. Elendor Gray Horne, age 79, died Sunday, March 23, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Elizabeth Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Miller-Rivers –Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Horne was born May 3, 1934 in Mt. Croghan, SC a daughter of the late King William Rivers. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Mfg. Co. and a former employee of Sacony. Gray was a lifelong member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, growing pretty flowers, sewing, gardening, her cats, and her special dog “Spike.”

 

In addition to her parents, Gray was also preceded in death by her husband, John Horne and by her daughter-in-law, Bobbie D. Horne.

 

Survivors include 2 Sons: Jimmy (Linda) Horne of Chesterfield, SC and Donnie Horne of Ruby, SC and his special friend, Theresa Gilmore; 2 Daughters: Terri (Frankie) Hancock and Janet (Gene) Bittle both of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Grandchildren: Jonathan Hancock; of Chesterfield, SC and Ashley B. (Kyle)Threatt of Jefferson, SC; 2 Step Grandchildren: Christy R. Polson of Bennettsville, SC and Missy Roscoe of Florence, SC; 2 Sisters: Evelyn (J.B.) Campbell and Margaret Davis both of Ruby, SC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC isserving the Horne family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

 

Thomas T. Oliver

CHERAW - Thomas T. Oliver, 62, died Friday, March 14, 2014.

 

Born in Wadesboro, NC he was a son of the late Marion and Dorothy Ballard Oliver. He was a US Army Vietnam Veteran. He was an electrician employed by Crown, Cork and Seal. Mr. Oliver was an avid Clemson and NASCAR fan. He enjoyed watching Football and Westerns on TV. He had a unique personality and was humorous and witty. He enjoyed spending time with his friends.

 

Surviving are his daughters, Sara Charlene (Larry) Blackman of Cheraw, SC, Crystal (Chris) Oliver Brock of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Jay (Judy) Oliver of Chesterfield, SC, Edward “Ernie” (Karen) Oliver of Columbia, SC, sisters Ginger (Sampson) Morton of Chesterfield, SC, Anne (Robbie) Moore of Ruby, SC Patricia “Bunk” (Russell) Lindsey of Chesterfield, SC, grandchildren, Clayton Brock, Cole Brock, Matthew Reep, Kayla Blackman, Avery Blackman, and Sara Rylee B lackman.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother, Phillip Oliver.

 

The family will received friends 2:00 Pm Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

A funeral service followed at 3:00 PM, March 18, 2014 at the Chapel of Kiser Funeral Home. Memorials to Sons of the Con-

federacy. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

 

William F. 'Frankie' Rivers

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. William F. “Frankie” Rivers, age 65, died Sunday, March 23, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Rivers was born July 13, 1948 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late William Jasper “Jack” Rivers and Betty Sue Watson Rivers. He was a retired employee of SCDOT and a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Frankie enjoyed horses, hunting, raising farm animals, and spending time with his friends. In addition to his parents, Frankie was also preceded in death by his brother Olin Rivers.

 

Survivors include Wife: Glynda C. Rivers of the home; 2 Sons: Bill (Michelle) Rivers of Ohio and Michael Rivers; 2 Daughters: Jeannie (M ackie) McCormick and Crystal R. Rivers both of Chesterfield, SC; 4 Grandsons: Jasper and Aaron McCormick, Adian Jordan, and Damian Rivers; and a Sister-in-law: Wanda O. Rivers of Chesterfield, SC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers Family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

 

Thomas 'Sonnie' Robinson

CHESTERFIELD – Funeral services were held for Thomas “Sonnie” Robinson on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2:30 PM from the Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.  Thomas “Sonnie” Robinson, 71, was born on August 27, 1942 in Chesterfield, SC to the late John

“Bus” and Mary H. Turnage Robinson. After a courageous battle, he departed this life on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.  Sonnie was a member of the Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. He was educated in the Chesterfield County public school system and moved to New York shortly thereafter. He was employed by Julia Pomerantz Manufacturing, a New York based furniture company where he faithfully worked until retirement. After retirement, he re- turned to South Carolina in 1992

and devoted his time caring for his aging parents and grandmother.

 

He is survived by: his children, Darlyen Williams (Lonnie), Thomas Robinson (Kody), Wandra Streater, Michael Streater and Thomas Sanford; twenty grandchildren; seventeen great-grand-children; a brother, William Robinson (Helen); two sisters, Brenda McKay and Rhonda Monroe (Wayne); three special great nephews, Trey, Myshaun and Cameron and a special great niece, Keshia; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, sisters Daisy Crawford and Sandra McFarlin, and two grandmothers, Lizzie Robinson and Daisy McFarlin.

 

Arrangements rendered by Flemming Funerals.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

 

Charles Alton Johnson

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Charles Alton Johnson, age 79, died Thursday, April 3, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Hopewell Baptist Church.

 

Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. Visitation was immediately following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.

 

Mr. Johnson was born December 20, 1934 in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Walter Harley and Minnie Huggins Johnson.

 

He was a 1956 graduate of Chesterfield High School and was a retired partner in West End Auto Sales. Charles was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church where he served as former deacon and was a member of the choir. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Charles enjoyed golfing, early morning walks, and spending time with his grandchildren.

 

Survivors include Wife: of 53 years Carol Outen Johnson of the home; 1 Son: Chuck (Leanna) Johnson of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Daughter: Casey Johnson Moore of Chesterfield, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Colt Deberry, Briana Rushing, Emily Gaskins, and Cayleigh Johnson; 2 Brothers: George Johnson of Cheraw, SC and Olin D. Johnson of Hartsville, SC; 5 Sisters: Eva Brigman of Indian Land, SC, Aletha Moore of Chesterfield, SC, Sadie (Al) Rudelic of Murrells Inlet, SC, Linda (Sandy) Taylor and Janice (Rev. Gerald) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC; Son of the Heart: Joel Lisenby; and Special Niece: Donna Curtis.

 

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, “Food for Kids”, 15066 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield , SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Johnson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

 

James Leonard Poston

CHERAW - James Leonard Poston, 75, died Monday, March 31, 2014. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late James Bailey and Lucy Grooms Poston. He was retired from J.P. Stevens/Delta Mills, Inc. (40 years of service).He was a graduate of Cheraw High School where he was a band member and First Drum Major. Prior to becoming a member of First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC, he was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Bennettsville, SC where he had served as a Certified Lay Speaker from 1984-1990, Lay Leader to the annual United Methodist Church Conference, Sunday School Superintendent, Chairperson of the Administrative Council, Youth Director and President/Chairperson of the Fall Festivals. Mr. Poston had served in the South Carolina National Guard. His hobbies included gardening/landscaping, floral designing, cooking, collecting recipes and music. Most of all he enjoyed his many beach trips and spending time with family.

 

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Vivian Q. Poston,a daughter, Selene Poston Clinkscales of Cheraw, SC, a son, Leonard Marlin Poston of North Augusta, SC, sisters, Nellie Mae Quick, Marie Poston Seals both of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Ethan Poston Clinkscales of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Nicholas Bailey Poston of North Augusta, SC and many nieces and nephews. Also, family at heart, Ray and Julia Hayes of Cheraw, SC and Jamie Notareschi of Little River, SC.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a son, Leonard Monte Poston, and a brother, James Hamer Poston.

 

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

A funeral service was held 5:00 PM Thursday, April 3, 2014 at First Presbyterian

Church, Cheraw, SC. A committal service will be held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens following the service.

 

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

 

Dorothy Stafford Harpe

CHERAW - Mrs. Dorothy Stafford Harpe, age 76, died Friday, April 11, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Monday, April 14, 2014 at First Southern

Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Harpe was born September 6, 1937 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late Harris and Lola Rainwater Stafford. She was a homemaker and charter member of First Southern Methodist Church, where she served as Church Pianist for many years. Mrs. Harpe loved flowers, sports, especially football, music, and playing the piano.

 

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was also preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Harpe; and 1 sister, Lola Malinda Stafford.

 

Survivors include 2 Sons: James Stephen (Clova Smith) Harpe, and Matthew C. Harpe both of Cheraw, SC; 1 Brother: Richard Harris (Margaret) Stafford of Cheraw, SC; 2 Sisters: Sylvia Stafford Polson, and Julia Stafford Davis both of Cheraw, SC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,   is serving the Harpe family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

 

Silas D. 'Bubba' Jones

CHERAW - Mr. Silas D. “Bubba” Jones, age 71, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 11, 2014 at North Cheraw Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Jones was born September 7, 1942 in Bennettsville, SC a son of the late Silas Epton and Juanita Brown Jones. He was a former mechanic with Bud Motor Company and a retired fork lift mechanic with Carolina Canners, with 27 years of service. Bubba was a U.S. Army Veteran and attended North Cheraw Baptist Church. Bubba loved life and enjoyed cars, drag racing, playing golf, fishing, dancing, music, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

 

Survivors include Wife of 50 years: Sue Jordan Jones of the home; 1 Son: Silas Douglas Jones, Jr. of Cheraw, SC; 1 Daughter: Sheila Jones (Billy) Amick of Cheraw, SC; Grandchildren:  Zachary Lee Jones, Gracen Elise Jones, and Thomas Allen Jones; 1 Sister: Marion Jones (Jimmy) Thompson of Cheraw, SC; Mother-in-law: Jessie Mae Jordan of Cheraw, SC; Also several Nieces and Nephews.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or North Cheraw Baptist Church “Building Fund" 101 Hartzell Avenue, Cheraw, SC 29520.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC   is

serving the Jones Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

 

Clarence J. 'C.J.' Short

BENNETTSVILLE - Mr. Clarence J. “C.J.” Short, age 90, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at his home. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment fol- lowed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC, with Military Honors

 

Visitation is from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Short was born July 11, 1923 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Farris Henry and Pearl Therrell Short. He was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Mr. Short was a member of the Bennettsville Church of God.

 

Clarence loved his dog Bear, and enjoyed gardening and talking with his friends. In addition to his parents, Clarence was also preceded in death by his son, Jack Short; and sisters, Nathalie S. Caulder, Mildred S. Caulder, and Lila Mae S. Grant.

 

Survivors include 1 Daughter: Connie Thompson of Wallace, SC; 6 Grandchildren: Donnie Short, Kevin Short, Jeff Chavis, Tori Chavis, Keeley Sutton, and Randa Sutton; Also 4 Great Grandchildren and several

Nieces and Nephews.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC  is serving the Short family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

 

W.C. Stanton

CHERAW - W.C. Stanton, 87, died Monday, April 7, 2014. Born in Little Rock, SC he was a son of the late Hugh C. and Katie Margaret Jones Stanton. He was the founder and president of Stanton Quilting Company.

 

Mr. Stanton has served on the Board of Trustees of Francis Marion University since 1994. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Francis Marion University. He was US Army Veteran. He was a past chairman of the board for the Chesterfield General Hospital, Cheraw, SC. He was a Mason, Lodge 15. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a bluegrass enthusiast and an avid golfer. He was known for his wit and homespun sayings, notably he would state, “ I am a High School drop-out, that devoted my life to education.

 

Surviving is his wife, Sara Margaret McDougald Stanton of Cheraw, SC, sons, David Stanton of Columbia, SC, Clyde (Regina) Stanton of Birmingham, AL, Hugh (Jennie) Stanton of Florence, SC, grandchildren, David Stanton, Wilson Stanton, Kate Stanton, and Michael Stanton.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a son, Kinney Stanton, a grandson, Alexander Stanton, brothers, Tom Stanton and Hugh Stanton.

 

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

 

Memorials to: Francis Marion Foundation, W.C. and Sara Margaret Stanton Scholarship Fund, Francis Marion University, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29501-1210. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

 

Larry C. Maynor

CHERAW - Larry C. Maynor, 64, died Friday, April 11, 2014. Born in Troy, NC he was a son of the late James Franklin and Tiny Mae Chappel Maynor. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and fishing.

 

Surviving is his wife Linda O. Maynor of Cheraw, SC, a son, John Tracy (Jamie) Maynor of Dallas, TX, a daughter, Susie (Ricky) Pace of Cheraw, SC, brothers, William (Jeannie) Maynor of Sanford, NC, John Frank Maynor of Lakewells, FL, Mark Maynor of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren , Erica Pace, Morgan Tucker, Kellam Maynor, great-grandchildren, Eryne McLaughlin, Logan Owens, Haven Owens, Thorn Tucker and Lawton Tucker.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, listed above and a sister, Brenda Nadeau.

 

The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Monday, April 14, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held following the visitation at 4:00 PM in the funeral home chapel.

 

Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

 

Juanita Loflin 'Bootsie' Rivers

PATRICK - Mrs. Juanita Loflin “Bootsie” Rivers, age 76, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Friday, April 11, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.

 

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Rivers was born August 24, 1937 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late Jack and Edell Parr Loflin. She was a former waitress and a retired employee of Hardee’s. Juanita was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include 2 Sons: Henry E..“Gene” (Donna) Wallace, III of Patrick, SC and Jackie L. (Bonita) Threadgill of Patrick, SC; 1 Brother: Tommy (Audrey) Warren of Rockingham, NC 1 Sister: Yvonne Loflin (Tommy) Frazier of  Bennettsville, SC; Also 4 Step Grandchildren and 3 Step Great Grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

 

William 'Bill' Edward West

CHERAW - William “Bill” Edward West, 76, died Monday, April 07, 2014. Born in Boston, MA he was a son of the late Richard L. and Dorothy A. Lyons West. He was a Secretary of the Cheraw Rotary Club. He was a Board Member of the Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic. Mr. West had been involved in industrial construction during his professional career, working for Fru-Con Construction and Voss International. He also started his own business Lloyd West Construction and was currently working with Henley Construction. His myriad of projects, of which, included, pipelines, power plants, chemical and pharmaceutical plants, carried him to Alaska, Singapore, and all across the continental United States. Mr. West was a US Army Veteran.

 

Surviving is his wife, Melodie “Mel” West of Cheraw, SC, sons, Shawn (Jennifer) West of Sugar Land, TX, Jon (Sandra)West of Corpus Christi, TX, step-daughter, Brittany Springs of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Robert G. (Sheila) West of Westwood, MA, Joseph R. West of Norwood, MA, sisters, SR. Virginia Marie West of Winter Park, FL, grandchildren, Ann Marie West, Jon West, Jacob West, Dylan West, Emma West and Chelsee Springs, also several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother Richard L, West, Jr. and a sister, SR. Mary West. The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home. A rosary followed the visitation.

 

A funeral mass was held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC.

 

A committal service was held 3:00 PM, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in the Riverside Cemetery, Nichols, SC.

 

Memorials to: Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic, PO Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520 or His Hands and Feet Homeless Shelter, PO Box 234, Cheraw, SC 2952. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 11, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

 

Perry Wallace DuMez

CHERAW - CSM Perry Wallace DuMez U.S. Army Retired, age 81, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was born 27 July 1932, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the eldest son of Perry Wallace DuMez, Sr. and Viola Marguerite MacArthur DuMez. He had resided in Cheraw since 1998.

 

CSM DuMez served 21 years in the Army Infantry, with tours in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam, earning both the Silver star and the Bronze star for valor. He was based mostly at Fort Jackson, and after his military service he owned and operated Perry Electric in Columbia, SC.

As he enjoyed hunting and fishing, he moved to Chesterfield County to pursue these and other interests, such as gardening, ballroom dancing, and animal husbandry. He was a devoted family man and considered this his life’s greatest responsibility.

 

He is survived by his wife, Vana Middleton DuMez, of the home and by his daughter, Cherie DuMez of Mt. Pleasant, SC. A private Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

 

Memorials may be to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane,Columbia, SC 29212, or to a Charity of one’s choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the DuMez Family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

 

William Eugene "Geno" Freeman

SOCIETY HILL - Mr. William Eugene "Geno" Freeman, age 70, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at his home.

 

A celebration of life service was held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation was from 5:00 - 7:00 PM Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Freeman was born October 29, 1943 in Hartsville, SC a son of the late George Hollis and Sibbie Mae Ramsey Freeman. He was a former employee of Daniels Construction, and was a graphic art designer and painter. Mr. Freeman was a member of Society Hill Presbyterian Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran. Geno enjoyed time spent with his family and friends. He was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed gardening, fishing, wildlife, antique cars,chickens, animals, and especially his cats. In addition to his parents, Geno was preceded in death by 1 sister, Theo Tucker; 1 brother, Floyd Freeman; and by a son-in-law, Colbey Moore, Sr.

 

Survivors include companion: Brenda Gardner of the home; 1 Son: Brad (Katie Davis) Freeman of Augusta, GA; 3 Daughters: Shawn (John) Pryhoda of Charleston, SC, Lee Ellen (Matthew Mitchell) Moore of Augusta, GA, Erin (Salah, MD) Faour of Murfreesboro, TN; Grandchildren: John Jr., Kaylee, Colbey Jr., Gibson, Hannah, Elizabeth, Lewey, Hedi, Leann, Courtney, Ephraim, Emmanuel, Makaya; 5 Sisters: Kathy (Richard) Ingram of Darlington, SC, Sybil "Ludie" (Jimmy) Brown-Smith of Society Hill, SC, Susan Gainey of Patrick, SC, Francine (Eric Wallace) Freeman of Cheraw, SC, and Margaret; (Ray) Roscoe of Rockingham, NC; 3 Brothers: Don (Liz) Huggins of Florence, SC, Kenneth (Helen) Freeman of Patrick, SC, and Raymond; (Margaret) Freeman of Patrick, SC; Also: Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

 

The family requests memorials in honor of Mr. Freeman be made to any Humane Society of one's choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the Freeman family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

 

Barbara Hill Funderburk

PAGELAND - Mrs. Barbara Hill Funderburk, age 84, died Friday, April 18, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, April 21, 2014 at Liberty Hill Bap tist Church. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation is 1:00 – 2:00 PM, prior to the service at the church.

 

Mrs. Funderburk was born April 24, 1929, in Camden, SC, a daughter of the late Luther Ellie and Leola Eva Marshall Hill.

 

She was a graduate of Pageland High School and was a retired bank teller with First Citizens Bank. Mrs. Funderburk was a faithful member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church for many years, where she served as former pianist, organist, choir member, church clerk, and Sunday school teacher. Barbara enjoyed growing flowers, sewing, quilting, making crafts, and playing the piano.

 

In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her husband, Archie L. Funderburk, her son-in-law, James B. “Pete” Mills, her brother, Don D. Hill, and by her sisters, Miriam H. Ammons and Carolyn H. Smith.

 

Survivors include 1 Son: Philip L. (Vonda) Funderburk of Hamptonville, NC; 1Daughter: Phylis F. Mills of Pageland, SC; Grandchildren: Jenna Mills (Travis) Johnson, Bevan (Lucille) Funderburk, and Jason (Jen) Funderburk.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Funderburk family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

 

Barbara Ann Adams McQueen

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Barbara Ann Adams McQueen, age 73, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 19, 2014, at David's Grove Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Saturday, prior to the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.

 

Mrs. McQueen was born April 28, 1940 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Brad and Mary Lee Roscoe Adams.

 

She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and was a homemaker, wife, and mother. Mrs. McQueen was a member of David’s Grove Baptist Church. Barbara enjoyed cooking, gardening, shopping, and taking care of others. In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by a brother, Bradley Adams and two sisters, Margie Raffaldt and Thalia Wilson.

 

Survivors include Husband: William B. “Bill” McQueen of the home; 3 Daughters: Laurie (Rev. John) Gulliksen of Hahira, GA, Susan (Henry) Heatley of Cross, SC, and Joyce McQueen of the home; 5 Grandchildren: Lauren (Kenny) Brady, Kelsey Gulliksen, Maggie Heatley, Katie Heatley, and Stephen Heatley; 1 Great Grandchild: Colton Brady; 3 Brothers: Donnie Adams of Morven, NC, Joel Adams of Chesterfield, SC, and Kenny Adams of Pageland, SC; 1 Sister: Brenda Grimm of Kannapolis, NC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the McQueen family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

 

Ralph Allen Picolet

PAGELAND - Dr. Ralph Allen Picolet, 68, of Pageland, SC went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Dr. Picolet passed away of natural causes in Monroe, NC.

 

Ralph Allen Picolet was born on May 2, 1945 in Council Grove, Kansas to the late David and Ethel Iseli Picolet. He met Resa Picolet and they got married on September 4, 1973 in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Dr. Picolet received his Doctorate from Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City, Missouri in 1974. Dr. Picolet and his wife Resa decided to move to Pageland where he opened his Chiropractic Office, Pageland Chiropractic in 1976. He enjoyed Volunteering to help serve in the community whether with the Church or school. He loved spending time with his friends and family and enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, volleyball, motocross and anything involving handyman expertise. Dr. Picolet was a Member of the Pageland Lions Club since 1976 where he held various positions including President. He served as the Chairman of the Pageland Planning Commission since 1980, served on the school board at South Pointe Christian School as well as served on the Deacon board and held various other positions at South Pointe Fellowship. Dr. Picolet was a Member of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association. He joined the Air Force in 1966 and served 7 years being stationed in Panama Canal, Charleston, SC and California.

 

Dr. Picolet is survived by his wife of 40 years, Resa Picolet of Pageland, SC, Sons, Justin (Kristal) Picolet of Owasso, OK and Joshua ( Jennifer) Picolet of Herndon, VA, Grandchildren, Logan and Kendall Picolet of Owasso, OK, Brothers, Davy (Mary) Picolet of Council Grove, KS, Charley ( Brenda) Picolet of Dwight, KS, and Dallas Picolet of Dwight, KS, Sister, Reta (Bill) Hooper of Council Grove, KS, Eight Nieces and Two Nephews and Numerous Great Grand Nieces and Nephews.

 

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at South Pointe Fellowship. The burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland. The family received friends from 6 – 8 PM on Monday, April 14, 2014 at South Pointe Fellowship.

 

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to South Pointe Christian School, PO Box 188, Pageland, SC 29728.

 

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, SC is handling the arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

 

Weldon 'Snookie' Tolson

PATRICK - Mr. Weldon “Snookie” Tolson, age 78, died Thursday, April 17, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Patrick Cemetery.

 

Visitation was 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Tolson was born June 13, 1935 in Patrick, SC a son of the late James Roachel and Vera Chapman Tolson. He was a former truck driver and a retired supply clerk with Burlington Industries with 28 years of service. Snookie was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Patrick Bap- tist Church. In addition to his parents, Snookie was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Katherine Hendrix Tolson; two brothers, William and Hildreth Tolson; and three sisters, Elizabeth McLain, Clara Huggins, and Sadie Jordan.

 

Survivors include 2 Brothers: Randell (Mabel) Tolson of Cheraw, SC and Jeter (Lydia) Tolson of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Sister: Margaret White of Bennettsville, SC; 4 Half-brothers: Raymond (Tina) Tolson of Greenwood, SC, Nolan Tolson of Donalds, SC, Odell Tolson of Ft. Pierce, FL, and Lowell (Vera) Tolson of Pendleton, SC; 1 Half-sister : Daphene (Ray) Wrenn of Abbeville, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Tolson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

 

Rayvon C. Wallace

CHERAW - Rayvon C. Wallace, 65, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late Cecil and Ethel T. Wallace. He was a US Army Veteran serving a tour in Vietnam.

 

Mr. Wallace was retired, he had work at Bi-Lo, Cheraw Hardware and ERA Realty (Hartsville).

 

He was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the Baptist Association on August 1, 2010. When his health declined he took great pride in being a minister and using his talent for the Lord in an important phone ministry. He enjoyed looking for Indian artifacts, canoeing down the Pee Dee River and researching the history of Cheraw. He was an avid University of South Carolina Gamecock fan. He liked to spend time landscaping and working in his yard. He was known for his wit and telling stories, putting a spin on true stories of himself and friends. He loved talking to people. He was a devout and loving husband and best friend.

 

Surviving is his wife, Margaret Coan Wallace of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Tommy Wallace of Cheraw, SC, several nieces and nephews. Ray was very close to Zachery T. Michael, whom he mentored.

 

Mr. Wallace was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a sister, Jeraline W. Boan.

 

The family received friends 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the funeral home chapel following the visitation.

 

Memorials to: D.A.V. PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

 

Wilson Clinton Burr

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Wilson Clinton Burr, age 64, died Saturday, April 19, 2014.

 

A graveside service was held at 5:00 P.M. Monday, April 21, 2014 at Douglass Mill Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. Monday, April 21, 2014 prior to the graveside service at Douglas Mill Baptist Church.

 

Mr. Burr was born May 31, 1949, in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Lloyd Clinton and Frances Deese Burr. He was a 1967 graduate of Chesterfield High School and was a retired timber buyer with Canal Wood and was also a former employee of Lynches River Electric Co-op. Wilson was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed wood crafting and restoring all kinds of things.

 

Survivors include Wife: Janice Therrell-Burr of the home; Son: Ricky Burr of Chesterfield, SC Step Daughter: Brandy (Jason) Crowley of Patrick, SC; Brother: Lloyd F. (Linnett) Burr of Ruby, SC; Grandchildren: Brianna Lee, Skylar Lee, and Ayden Crowley; and Great Granchildren: Braylan and McKenlee Hannah.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to a Charity of one’s choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Burr Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10, Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

 

Gerald Ray Chapman, Sr.

May 28, 1926– April 19, 2014

Gerald Ray Chapman, Sr., was born May 28, 1926, in the Cash Community of Chesterfield County outside of Cheraw, South Carolina. His parents are the late James Thomas Chapman and Janie Culp Chapman. His grandparents are the late James Dewitt Chapman and Madora Louise Powe Chapman and the late Joseph Culp and Elizabeth Brown Culp who was a member of the Catawba Indian Nation.

 

In addition to his parents and grandparents listed above, Mr. Chapman was predeceased by his brothers John Clifton Chapman (died September 1988); Willie Russell “Ruck” Chapman (died 1978); Thomas J. Chapman (died March 1917); Rufus Julian Chapman (died March 1917); James Thomas “Hammet” Chapman (died February 1989); David Walker “Ben” Chapman, Sr. (died July 1990); and sisters Marguerette Madora “Soot” C. Burr (died April 1990) and Janie Lucille C. Floyd (died January 1989). Having grown up during the Great Depression, Mr. Chapman, who was affectionately called “Bum” by his Chapman relatives, knew and appreciated the value of hard work and having a paying job. After proudly serving his country in the U. S. Navy trained as a tail gunner during World War II, Mr. Chapman worked for Egmont, J. P Stevens, Pee Dee Fabrics, and Crown, Cork and Seal. He last worked at the Cheraw Recycling Center retiring two years ago at age 85 so that he could help with the care of his wife who has Alzheimer’s disease. Until recently, Mr. Chapman was an active member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Chapman was a colorful, enthralling storyteller and enjoyed entertaining family and others by recanting incidents from his life, particularly from his youth. A collector of everything, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure was Mr. Chapman’s motto. He was extremely proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren.

 

He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-nine (69) years, Wilma Louise Wallace Chapman. Son: Gerald “Jerry” Ray Chapman, Jr. and his wife Sherrie Caulder Chapman of Cheraw, SC Daughters: LaJoyce C. Chapman and her husband Ralph W. Chapman, Sr., of Patrick, SC; Rebecca C. Gainey and her husband Melvin Gainey of Cheraw, SC Grandchildren: Ralph Wilson Chapman, Jr., and his wife Katy Turner Chapman of Cheraw, SC; John Tyson Chapman and his wife Shannon McNally Chapman of Frisco, TX; Shelley C. Morgan and her husband David L. Morgan of Cheraw, SC; Amy C. Alexander and her husband Jon P. Alexander of Cheraw, SC Great grandchildren: Zackary Kyle and Ashley Brenn Chapman, of Cheraw, SC; Delaney Kathryn, Jacob Thomas and Brody Wallace Chapman of Frisco, TX.; Jon Matheson, Charles Thomas, Lily Cathryn and Jackson Caulder Alexander of Cheraw, SC;  His beloved cats Fluffy and Mackie. Also the many close and extended members of the Chapman and Wallace families.

 

Funeral Services for Mr. Gerald Ray Chapman were 11:00 AM Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home of Jerry and Sherrie Chapman, 330 Chewning Road, Cheraw, SC.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Boulevard, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Chapman family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10, Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

 

Katherine James Horne

PAGELAND - Mrs. Katherine James Horne, age 77, died Friday, April 25, 2014.

 

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC.

 

Visitation will be 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Horne was born May 23, 1936, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Henry Phillip and Donar McLain James. She was a 1955 graduate of Chesterfield High School, and a former employee of SLS. Katherine enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, fishing, and taking care of her family. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Jonas W. “Pete” Horne; 2 brothers, Julian and William James; and by 6 sisters, Madge King, Clara Wallace, Leatha Freeman, Margaret Moore, Jennie Hancock, and Nellie James.

 

Survivors include 2 Sons: J.W. Horne and Scotty (Carla) Horne of Pageland, SC; 2 Daughters: Doris (Lane) Evans and Carolyn (Charlie) Thomas of Pageland, SC; 9 Grandchildren; 1 Brother: Jadie S. James of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Sister: Elizabeth J. Wallace of Chesterfield, SC. Also: Nieces and Nephews.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, is serving the Horne Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10, Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

 

Dorothy Barrington Huff

SOCIETY HILL - Mrs. Dorothy Barrington Huff, age 50, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Branson, Mo.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick, SC.

 

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Huff was born October 5, 1963, in Bennettsville, SC, a daughter of the late Nelson and Dessie Brigman Barrington. She was a former convenience store cashier and a loving wife and mama. Dorothy enjoyed collecting nut crackers and cooking.

 

Survivors include Husband: Richard Earl Huff of the home; 1 Son: Chris Huff of the home; 1 Brother: Nelson (Vonda) Barrington of Society Hill, SC; and 1 Nephew: Nick Barrington of Society Hill, SC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Huff Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10, Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

 

Richard Minor Laney

MT. CROGHAN - Mr. Richard Minor Laney, age 58, died Friday, April 18, 2014 at his home.

 

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the High Point Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC.

 

Visitation was from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Tuesday, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Laney was born February 15, 1956 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Minor and Susie Knight Laney. He was a former heavy equipment operator and logger. Richard loved cars, enjoyed NASCAR, Drag Racing, and was an avid Dale Earnhardt, Sr. fan. He enjoyed fishing and watching Andy Griffith. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Pete, Titus, Clyde, William, and Edward Laney; and 3 sisters, Lessie Hargett, Katherine Outen, and Joann West.

 

Survivors include Wife: Linda Laney of Columbia, SC; 4 Sons: Ricky (Lydia) Laney of Killen, TX, Eddie (Crystal) Laney of Pageland, SC, Eric Laney of Rock Hill, SC, and Stuart Steen of Mt. Croghan, SC; 2 Daugthers: Tina Laney of West VA, and Lacey (Mike) Irvin of McBee, SC 10 Grandchildren; 2 Brothers: Roy (Betty) Laney of Kershaw, SC and Bill Laney of Heath Springs, SC; and 3 Sisters: Louise Nichols, Frances Stevenson, and Carolyn Oliver all of Pageland, SC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Laney Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10, Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

 

Betty Davis Evans

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Betty Davis Evans, age 81, died Friday, April 25, 2014. A graveside service was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Evans-Spencer-Robeson Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Evans was born May 25, 1932, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Clyde Eugene and Nina Evans Davis. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and was a retired nurse. In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Trippett Carlisle Evans.

 

Survivors include 1 Son: Alan (Barbara) Davis of York, SC; 4 Granddaughters: Emily Davis (Daniel) Fishman, Sarah Anne Davis and fiancé, Christopher Goss, Nina Davis (Ryan) Morrison, and Betty Jean (Daniel) Good; Also: 6 Great Grandchildren; 1 Brother: Clyde E. “Buster” Davis of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Sisters: Sarah D. Polson of Cheraw, SC and Ann D. (Bob) Bellamy of Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Evans family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

 

Bobby Lewis Sweatt

WALLACE - Bobby Lewis Sweatt, 61, died Monday, April 28, 2014. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was the a son of Mary Elizabeth Hinson Sweatt of Wallace, SC and the late Lewis Sweatt. He was a member of White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. He enjoyed fishing and reading the Bible.

 

Surviving is his wife Mary Magaline Butler Sweatt of Wallace, SC, his mother listed above, a sister, Karen Sweatt Odom of Cheraw, SC, a niece, Stacey Sweatt Jones, nephews, Brent Sweatt and Alessandro Martini. He was preceded in death by his father listed above and a brother, Stanley Sweatt.

 

The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

Memorials to: White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, 5169 White’s Creek Road, Wallace, SC 29596.

 

The family would like to thank Hospice of Chesterfield County for their love, care and compassion for Bobby. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

 

John Russell McLain

PATRICK - Mr. John Russell McLain, age 86, died Thursday, May 8, 2014. He was born December 9, 1927 in Patrick, SC, a son of the late Oscar Drew and Rosa Lee Boan McLain. He was a 1944 graduate of Chesterfield High School and received his BS degree from Clemson University. Mr. McLain attended USC and received his CPCU degree from Georgia State. John founded McLain Insurance Agency in 1964 and was owner until his re- tirement in 1982. He was a retired insurance agent, farmer, and was a former school teacher. Mr. McLain was a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, former Scout Master, and a former member of the SC House of Representatives. John was a founding member of the Chesterfield County Library Board and a charter member of Green River Country Club. He was a former member of Chesterfield Baptist Church and a current member of St. John Free Will Baptist Church, and had taught Sunday school for 54 years. In addition to his parents, John was also preceded in death by a brother Gilbert McLain.

 

Mr. McLain is survived by his wife of 64 years, Suellyn Childress  McLain of the home; two sons, Johnny (Debbie) McLain and Jim (Sandy) McLain both of Chesterfield, SC; two daughters, Marsha (Dr. Chuck) Clark of Chesterfield, SC, and Becky Rippy of Blacksburg, SC; also 15 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren; one sister, Novella (Rev. Ralph) Jacobs of Chesterfield, SC; sisters-in-law, Ruth W. McLain of Chesterfield, SC and Frankie Childress of Atlanta, GA.; brothers-in-law, William Harold (Martha) Childress of Anderson, SC and Hugh (Delores) Childress of Atlanta, GA; Uncle, Harold P. (Helen) McLain of Patrick, SC; and Aunt, Ola McLain of Patrick, SC.

 

Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in the St. John Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received family and friends 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Saturday, May 10, 2014 prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be made to St. John Free Will Baptist Church, 1843 St. John Church Road, Patrick, SC 29584 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McLain Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

 

Norbert Ernst Kaltwang

CHERAW - Norbert Ernst Kaltwang, 73, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Born in Furth, Germany he was the son of the late Ernst and Maria Troeger Kaltwang. Norbert was Lutheran. He worshiped with his family at Cheraw Family Worship Center. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, spending time and laughing with his boys and grandchildren, friends from his homeland and with co-workers from INA.

 

Surviving is his wife, Nancy Junene Kaltwang of Cheraw, SC, sons, Scott (Tanja) Kaltwang of Boiling Springs, SC, Martin (Kathryn) Kaltwang of Williamsburg, VA, Michael (Gena) Kaltwang of Ruby, SC, a sister, Erika (Hans) Fuersattel of Harwinton, CT, grandchildren, Kaleb, Morgan, Christopher, Emma, Autumn and Dylan.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a granddaughter, Maria Kaltwang.

 

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, May 9, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC 29520.

 

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Cheraw Family Worship Center, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Memorials to: Cheraw Family Worship Center, Life Center Building Fund, PO Box 1323, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10A, Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

 

Edmond Knight

WALLACE – Edmond Knight, 82, died Thursday, May 8, 2014. Born in Richmond County, NC he was a son of the late Love and Lilly Greene Knight. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

 

Surviving is a son, Darrell Knight of Wallace, SC, daughters, Chris (Johnny) K. McDonald of Wallace, SC, Reba (Doug) K. Jenkins of Ellerbe, NC, a brother, Lester Brigman of McColl, SC, sisters, Martha Knight, Evelyn Stubbs, Pearl Emanuel and Lorraine English all of Bennettsville, SC, seven children and six grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a son, Randy Knight, brothers, Gilbert Knight, James Knight, Thurman Knight, Robert Knight, Ralph Knight and a sister, Hazel K. Barfield.

 

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10A, Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

 

Ruth Smith McLeod

MCBEE - Funeral services for Ruth Smith McLeod, 86, were held at 11:00 am Friday, May 16, 2014 at the McBee Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Mark Dickinson officiated with burial in McBee Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Thursday at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. McLeod, widow of John Spaugh McLeod, Sr., died Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Born in McBee, SC, she was a daughter of the late Earl Kirby and Ruby Culley Smith. She was a lifetime resident of McBee, raised in the McBee Baptist Church and was a member of the McBee Presbyterian Church. A teacher for many years in McBee and Bethune, she enjoyed her students. She was also an artist and a charter member of the Art Alliance of Chesterfield County. She was devoted to the community that she dearly loved.

 

Surviving are her son, John Spaugh (Micki) McLeod Jr. of Liberty Hill, SC; daughter, Anna (Robert) Weir of McBee, SC; grandchildren, Joanna Ruth Weir, Evan Adelle McLeod, Robert Lee Weir Jr., Melissa Davis, Dayna Weir (Robert) Able, Warren Patrick (Shenica) Weir.

 

She is preceded in death by her sister, Jennie Smith McLeod.

 

Memorials may be made to her church. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10A, Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

 

Brenda Joyce Haithcock Starling

CHERAW - Mrs. Brenda Joyce Haithcock Starling, age 68, died Sunday, May 11, 2014 at her home.

 

A funeral service was held at 5:00 PM Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Starling was born in Bennettsville, SC a daughter of the late Marvin “Son” Haithcock, Jr. and Margaret Louise Freeman Haithcock. She was a former employee of Cheraw Yarn Mill with 30 years of service. Mrs. Starling was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an avid NASCAR fan, and enjoyed spending time with her grandbabies. In addition to her parents, Brenda was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin D. “Buck” Starling; 1 son, Franklin Delnore Starling, Jr.; 1 daughter, Sandra Lynne Atkinson.

 

Survivors include 2 Sons: Daniel “Buddy” (Audrey Hartley) Franklin Starling of Florence, SC, and Franklin Lee McMasters of Franklinville, NC; 1 Daughter: Brenda Kaye (Timothy) Wallace of Cheraw, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Noelle Starling, Noah Starling, Nathaniel Starling, and Timothy Hickey; 1 Sister: Margie (Charles) Deaver of Wallace, SC.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Starling family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10A, Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

 

Eddie B Tucker

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Eddie B Tucker, age 72, died Saturday, May 10, 2014 at his home.

 

A graveside service was held at 5:00 PM Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 4:30 – 5:00 PM Wednesday, May 14, 2014 prior to the service at the cemetery.

 

Mr. Tucker was born September 29, 1941 in Morven, NC a son of the late John A and Janie Miles Tucker. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Tucker was a farmer, and was formerly employed with Cuddy Farms as a Mechanic. He enjoyed hog hunting, woodworking, and attending auctions. In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Davis Tucker; 3 brothers, Ike, Charles Dennis, and Robert Ray Tucker; and by 1 sister-in-law, Tonnie Tucker.

 

Survivors include 1 Son: Eddie B (Becky) Tucker, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Daughter: Karen Tucker Short of Ruby, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Kaylan Hope Tucker, Erin Faith Tucker, Rilynn Elizabeth Short, and Lara Gracynn Short; 5 Brothers: Duncan Tucker of Jacksonville, FL, Mac (Pat) Tucker of Ruby, SC, J D Tucker of Morven, NC, Frank (Donna) Tucker of Burnsville, NC, and Steve Phillips of Morven, NC; and 1 Sister-in-law: Martha Ann Tucker of Cheraw, SC.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10A, Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

 

Charles William Eddins

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Charles William Eddins, age 82, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at his home.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, May 23, 2014 at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Eddins was born July 19, 1931 in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Cull Little and Laura Freeman Eddins. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a former employee of Dilmar Oil Company. Charles was a retired Foreman with the SC DOT. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Charles was a lifelong member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, where he served former Sunday school teacher, Choir member, and Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee. In addition to his parents, Charles was also preceded in death by his brothers, Will, C.B. and Edgar Eddins, and by his sisters, Ola Baker and Dollie Moore.

 

Survivors include Wife of 30 years: Patsy King Eddins of the home; Daughter: Sherry Eddins (Todd) White of Snellville, GA; Step Son: Robbie Davis of Chesterfield, SC; 3 grandchildren: Taylor White, Kailey White, and Rob Davis; Great Grandchild: Rory White; and  3 Sisters: Evelyn (David) Campbell of Rural Hall, NC, Louise Herndon of Piedmont, SC, and Dot (Gerald) Pender of Chesterfield, SC.

 

Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church (Sanctuary Completion Fund) 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eddins Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

 

Faye Powell Lisenby

CHERAW - Mrs. Faye Powell Lisenby, age 81, went home to be with her Lord, Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment will follow in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 25, 2014 prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Lisenby was born March 15, 1933, in Wadesboro, NC, a daughter of the late Frank and Johnsie Raye Powell. She was a homemaker and member of United Fellowship of God Church. Faye enjoyed sewing, working in her flowers, sharing time with her family, and going to church. In addition to her parents, Faye was also preceded in death by her husband, Julian W. Lisenby, Sr.; a son-in-law, Bruce Quick; a brother, Bobby Powell; and sister, Shirley Carpenter.

 

Survivors include 1 Son: Julian Wayne Lisenby, Jr. of Cheraw, SC; 2 Daughters: Julie Lisenby (Tommy) Heaton and Gail Lisenby ( Rev. Danny) Chavis, both of Cheraw, SC; 2 Brothers: Buck (Rosalee) Powell of Polkton, NC and Jerry Powell of Wadesboro, NC; 1 Sister: Edna (Jim) Hill of Ansonville, NC; 4 Grandchildren: Kelynn (Billy) Keith of Chesterfield, SC, China Chavis of Cheraw, SC, Brandon Quick, U.S. Army, South Korea, and Gavin Quick of Cheraw, SC; 4 Great Grandchildren: Avery Keith, Khyler Keith, Abygail Bridges, and Kameron Driggers; Brother-in-law: Bobby Carpenter of Wadesboro, NC; and Sister-in-law: Hanna Powell of Wadesboro, NC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Lisenby family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

 

Marjorie Werre Gaskins

HARTSVILLE - A private family burial for Marjorie Werre Gaskins, 92, will be held. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Gaskins, widow of Robert Lee Gaskins, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, with her family at her bedside. Born in Malden, MA, she was a daughter of the late William and Ida Howard Werre, of Stoneham, MA.

 

She was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Stoneham, MA and Malden Commercial School. After marrying her beloved Robert and moving to Chesterfield in 1947, Marjorie began her career as Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Education for the Chesterfield County School District. She was a dedicated employee for 36 years and remained an advocate for education as a career.

 

Upon her retirement, Margie pursued her childhood love of art, becoming well-known in the community for her oil paintings of local landmarks and residential homes. She was also instrumental in the development of the Chesterfield Visual Arts Alliance, chartered in 1993. Marjorie was a longstanding and faithful member of Chesterfield Baptist Church.

 

A devoted wife and loving mother, Margie is survived by her daughter, Terry (Phil) Gardner of Hartsville, SC; sister, Irene W. Dillon of Belmont, NH.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of SC, 4124 Clemson Blvd. - Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

 

Ronald Edward Chapman

SOCIETY HILL – Ronald Edward Chapman, 74, died Sunday, May 18, 2014. Born in Society Hill , SC he was a son of the late James Coit and Beaulah Renoylds Chapman. He was the widower of Grace Driggers Chapman. He enjoyed fishing, working on his tractor and growing a garden. He was an avid NASCAR fan. He loved to watch Westerns on TV and taking care of his family and friends.

 

Surviving are his daughters, Debra (Roger) Oxendine of Society Hill, SC, Carol (Bobby) Purvis of Society Hill, SC, Rhonda (Theo) Lindsey of Cheraw, SC, sisters Clara Kenny of New Rochelle, NY, Martha Ann Gardner of GA, grandchildren, Bryan (Christy) Chapman, Roger (Josette) Oxendine, Jr., Jason (Kacee) Purvis, Melissa Chapman, Joseph Purvis, Rebecca Lindsey, Jacob Lindsey, great grandchildren, Alyssa Chapman, Journey Chapman, Wyatt Purvis, Talon Oxendine, Leah Purvis and Coit Chapman.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, a brother, James Coit Chapman Jr., sisters, Virginia Dailey, Ruth Dailey, Betty Potter and Mary Cottingham. The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the home of Debra Oxendine.

 

A funeral service was held 1:00 PM Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Welch Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

 

Robert Lazell Douglas

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Robert Lazell Douglas, age 84, died, Saturday, May 24, 2014.

 

Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Monday, May 26, 2014, prior to the service in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Monday, May 26, 2014 at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

 

Mr. Douglas was born June 17, 1929, in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Thomas Hough Douglas and Laura McNair Douglas. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, And upon his graduation he joined the SC National Guard and served for 21 years. Mr. Douglas owned and operated Burch & Douglas Grocery for 30 years. After selling his business he worked with INA Bearing for 15 years. Lazell was a lifelong member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Men’s Bible Class, the Men’s Club, and was former chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Douglas was a former member of the Chesterfield County Board of Education and was a precinct poll manager for many years. Lazell was an avid NASCAR and Atlanta Braves fan, loved gardening, and always put his family and friends before himself.

 

In addition to his parents, Lazell was also preceded in death by his lovely wife, Mary Edwards Douglas, sis- ters, Velma Burch, Monte Ballard, and Volie Douglas, and by his brothers, Chelsea Douglas, T. H. Douglas, and Pavo Douglas.

 

Survivors include 2 Daughters: Ann Douglas Horner and husband, Albert Leon Horner, Jr. of Douglas, GA, and Robin Douglas Griggs and husband Alfred Woodrow Griggs of Darlington, SC, 2 Grandsons: Albert Leon Horner III of Valdosta, GA. and Robert Benjamin Horner and wife Patricia Mares Horner of Douglas, GA, 2 Great Grandchildren: Karah Horner and Kason Horner of Douglas, GA; Sister: Flora Hendrix of Decatur, GA; Sister-in-law: Shirley Douglas of Chesterfield, SC; Life long Friend, John A. Malloy; Also many Nieces and Nephews A special thanks to care- givers, Mary Rose Bittle and Moe Zwiefka.

 

Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 3154 Highway 102, Chesterfield , SC 29709 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Douglas Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

 

Furman Norris Gaddy

WADESBORO – Mr. Furman Norris Gaddy, 81, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at his home.

 

Funeral services were 3:00 PM Sunday in Lilesville Baptist Church with Rev. Teddy Lawson officiating. Interment followed in Anson Memorial Park Cemetery. The family greeted friends in the fellowship hall one hour prior to the service.

 

Furman was born in Anson County on September 1, 1932, a son of the late Jesse David and Bessie Mae Meeks Gaddy. He retired as a Captain from the US Army in 1973; from Environmental Tech as a wastewater consultant in 1986 and finally from the Anson County Wastewater Treatment Facility in the late 1990’s. He was a member of Lilesville Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include his wife, Kathy of the home; a step-son, Charlie Horne; and four grandchildren, Chase and Graham of the home and Kaydon and Easton of Lilesville. Also surviving is a brother, George Gaddy of Ansonville and four sisters, Mary Ruth Newton, Ila Grace Boyd, and Brenda Sue Collins all of Cheraw, SC and Clarice Martin of Ansonville.

 

Memorials may be made to Lilesville Baptist Church, PO Box 305, Lilesville, NC 28091 or to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110 Leavitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

 

Wilma Atlas Tucker Loflin

CHERAW – Wilma Atlas Tucker Loflin, 72, died Monday, May 12, 2014. Born in Society Hill SC she was a daughter of the late John Wilson and Julia Rezell Keith Tucker. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. She enjoyed music, baking, dancing and spending time with her grandchildren.

 

Surviving is her husband, Julius Raymond Loflin, Sr. of Cheraw, SC, a son Julius Raymond “Ray” Loflin, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Buddy Tucker of Bennettsville, SC, Randy (Patty) Tucker of Society Hill, SC. Francis (Joni) Tucker of Society Hill, SC, sisters, Gladys (Don) Stephens of Fort Mill, SC, Lola (Wayne) James of Hartsville, SC, Carolyn (Courtney) Stokes of Society Hill, SC, sister-in-law, Lois Tucker of Society Hill, SC and a brother-in-law, Allen Poston, Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Corbin Ray Loflin of Jacksonville, NC and Leslie N. Waters of Chesterfield , SC.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a brother, Buck Tucker and a sister, Lois Poston.

 

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

A funeral service was held 5:00 PM Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

Memorials to: Pee Dee Coalition, PO Box 1351, Florence, SC 29503. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

 

Kimberlee White Polson

SIMPSONVILLE – Kimberlee White Polson, 50, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of Marie (Roger) Poston White Seals of Cheraw, SC and the late Charles Ray White. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and Francis Marion University. Kim’s first job after college was as a Social Worker with Chesterfield General Hospital, Cheraw, SC. Mrs. White worked for the Greenville County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (20 plus years) as a supervisor of Early Intervention. Her passion was always for children and she supported the efforts of St. Jude’s Hospital. She was an avid reader and an accomplished musician. She loved and cared for others and her smile would light up a room. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister.

 

Surviving is her husband of 21 years, Bryan L. Polson of the home, a daughter Madeline Rae Polson of the home, her mother listed above, a sister Hope (Andy) White English of Cheraw, SC, mother-in-law, Sylvia Stafford Polson, brother-in-law Joey Polson of Cheraw, SC and sister-in-law, Cindy Polson Moore of Greer, SC, a niece and four nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her father listed above, maternal grandparents, Bailey and Lucy Poston and paternal grandparents, John and Virginia White.

 

A memorial service was held graveside 2:00 PM Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens following the service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

 

Willie Lee Roscoe

CHERAW – Willie Lee Roscoe, 78, died Friday, May 16, 2014. Born in Chesterfield, SC he was the son of the late Willie and Nellie Brock Roscoe. He was a Veteran of the South Carolina National Guard. He was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and attended Anointed Word Ministry.

 

Surviving is his son, Jody (Stephine) Michael Roscoe of Portland, OR, a daughter, Dena Leigh Gulledge of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Beulah (Tavner) Threatt of Myrtle Beach, SC, grandchildren, Dakotah Gulledge, Micayla Covington, Ysabella Gulledge, Malachi Roscoe, Maudilee Roscoe and Nehemiah Roscoe.

 

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Monday, May 19, 2014 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

Memorials to: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 3360 Highway 9, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Anointed Word Ministry, 550 Sandpiper Circle, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

 

Glenn Smith

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Glenn Smith, age 77, died Sunday, May 25, 2014 at

his home.

 

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Friendship United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Smith was born September 21, 1936 in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late James Kirby and Ella Maude Freeman Smith. He was a 1955 graduate of Chesterfield High School and was an employee of Highland Industries for the past 58 years. Glenn was a long time member of Friendship United Methodist Church where he had served as a member of the Administrative Board, was a member of the Finance Committee, was secretary and treasurer of the Cemetery Committee, and was also a choir member. He was a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge # 220 and was an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition to his parents, Glenn was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Bill, Jack, and Rex Smith and by a sister Carolyn S. Coley.

 

Survivors include Wife of 56 years, Shirley Morris Smith of the home; 2 Daughters: Rhonda Smith McLain of Chesterfield, SC and Elaine Smith-Shuford and husband, William; H. Shuford of Bennettsville, SC; 1 Granddaughter: Meagan Elizabeth McLain; 1 Great Grandson: David Bryce Parker; 2 Step Grandchildren: Jeremy Ryan Shuford and William Patrick Shuford; 1 Brother: Garland Smith of Bishopville, SC; 2 Sisters: Sylvia S. (Gene) Hurst of Chesterfield, SC and Lois S. Parks of Morrow, GA; Also Nieces and Nephews.

 

Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church c/o Kathy Rogers, P.O. Box 701, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Smith family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

 

Kenneth 'Zeke' Clifton Alford

CHERAW – Kenneth “Zeke” Clifton Alford, 58, died Thursday, May 29, 2014.

 

Born in Bennettsville, SC he was the son of the late Elwood and Ella Louise Ammons Alford. He was a 1974 graduate of Cheraw High School and the President of the Student Body. He was a 1981 graduate of Coker College (BA in English and Political Science) and was a student representative on the Board of Trustees. Mr. Alford was a 1988 graduate of Francis Marion University (M. Ed. Language Arts). He had worked for Marlboro County Schools and Northeastern Technical College, Cheraw, SC. During his tenure at NETC he had received an award for Administrator of the Year from the South Carolina Technical Education System. He retired in 2013. He was an active member of Saint David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC, where he had served as Men’s Club President, a recurring member of Vestry, Lay Reader and Chalice Bearer. He was a former Board Member of the Cheraw Arts Commission. Zeke was a water color artist and enjoyed cooking, reading, canine rescue and spending time at Myrtle Beach, cultivating friendships. His musical interest included Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, The Eagles, John Prine and Jackson Browne.

 

Surviving is his wife Charlotte Tuck Alford of the home, step-mother, Hilda Alford, sisters, Renee (Jimmie) Alford Creech, Delores “Lobie” (Rick) Alford Hammond all of Cheraw, SC, Nieces and nephews, Lynn Creech, Lisa (Bryan) Crawford, Lori (Scott) Phillips, David (Shelley) Morgan, great niece and nephew, Tucker B. Douglas and Carly C. Douglas.

 

A memorial service was held 4:00 PM Sunday, June 1, 2014 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service. An inurnment service was held 2:00 PM Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Old Saint David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.

 

Memorials to: Saint David’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 926, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Paws and Claws, 84 Huntley Shop Rd., Chesterfield, SC 29709.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),  Page 6, June 10, 2014.

 

Nora Gulledge Crowley

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Nora Gulledge Crowley, 83 of Kannapolis went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Her death follows a five year period of declining health. She was born in Chesterfield County, S.C., a daughter of the late William Harley and Sara Jane Brock Gulledge. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband; Johnnie William Crowley who died in 1991, a granddaughter; Dana Robinson,3 sisters and 4 brothers.

 

Mrs. Crowley was employed at Cannon Mills, Plant #6 weave room from 1963 to 1978. She was a member of Parkwood Baptist Church where she had served as a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and canning vegetables. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and especially loved her Lord.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Crowley were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Parkwood Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Waters, Rev. Darrell Coble, and Rev. Steve Davis officiating. The family received friends at the church prior to the services from 9:30 to 11:00 AM. A second service was held at 4:00 PM on Saturday at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Chesterfield, SC. With Rev. Steve Davis officiating. The family will receive friends prior to services at the church from 3:30 to 4:00 PM. Burial will follow in Bethesda United Methodist Church cemetery.

 

She is survived by a daughter; Linda Crowley Sides and husband Butch of Concord, 4 sons; Bobby L. Crowley of Kannapolis, Harold W. Crowley and wife Judy of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, Steve Crowley and wife Cathy of Concord, and Gene W. Crowley and wife Rebecca of Monroe, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren, and a sister; Temple Bell Teal of Cheraw, SC.

 

The family suggest memorials be made to: Parkwood Baptist “Love Concord” mission outreach at 1069 Central Dr. NW, Concord, NC 28027. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),  Page 6, June 10, 2014.

 

Trace MacPherson Shipley

CHERAW – Trace MacPherson Shipley, 14, died Friday, May 30, 2014. Born in Florence, SC he was a son of Joe (Anissa) Shipley and Tracie (Scott) Douglas. Trace was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed hunting, fishing, four wheeling, and watersports. He played soccer and baseball. He had an infectious smile and a warm and loving heart.

 

Surviving is his mother Tracie (Scott) Douglas, father Joe (Anissa) Shipley, brother, Bryce Shipley, sister, AnaclaireShipley all of Cheraw, SC, maternal great-grandmother, Christine McPherson of Cheraw, SC, maternal grandparents, Linda M. Quick of Cheraw, SC, Larry Cassidy of Maggie Valley, NC, paternal grand- mother, Ann Shipley of Cheraw, SC, step-brothers, Preston Keith of Valdosta, GA, Noah Keith, Tucker Douglas and a step-sister, Carly Douglas all of Cheraw, SC. Also, many Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Mackie J. Shipley and maternal great grandfather Charles H. McPherson.

 

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Long Middle School (Gym).

 

A funeral service was held 1:00 PM, Monday, June 2, 2014 at Cheraw First Baptist Church. A committal service followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Memorials to Go-FundMe.com (Memorial Fund for Trace Shipley) or Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Junior Diabetes, 200 South Park Road, Suite 100, Hollywood, FL 33021. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),  Page 6, June 10, 2014.

 

Henry Luke 'Buddy' Gulledge III

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Henry Luke “Buddy” Gulledge, III, went home to be with his Lord, Sunday, June 8, 2014. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Gulledge was born April 10, 1941, in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Henry Luke Gulledge, Jr. and Bessie Irene Griggs Gulledge. He was a 1959 graduate of Chesterfield High School, and attended Chesterfield – Marlboro TEC, where he received a certificate in Church Music and Landscaping Design for Homeowners. Luke was a former employee of J.P. Stevens with 27 years of service, and the retired owner and operator of Luke’s Flowers. He was a lifelong faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon at various times since 1968, Church Treasurer for 24 years, Sunday School Teacher, R.A. Leader, former Choir Director, member of the Social Committee, and the Benevolence Committee. Luke was the first recipient of the Pine Grove Baptist Church Father of the Year award in 1981. He currently served as a Choir member, Building Committee member, VBS Worker, member of the Baptist Men’s Fellowship, and member and president of the Adult Sunday School Class # IV. In addition to his parents, Luke was also preceded in death by his brother, Jewel Elree “Tony” Gulledge.

 

Survivors include Faithful and Loving Wife of 53 years: Carolyn Russell Gulledge of the home; 2 Sons: Wendell Keith Gulledge of West Columbia, SC and Ivan Scott Gulledge and his wife, Hope Lumpkin Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Granddaughter: Stephanie Barrett Ramirez and her husband, Will Ramirez of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Sister: Marguerite Gulledge Grimsley of Dillon, SC; Also: Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

 

Memorials may be made to the Pine Grove Baptist Church “Building Fund”, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gulledge Family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),  Page 10, June 17, 2014.

 

Patricia 'Pat' Ann Westefeld Mangum

FLORENCE - Patricia “Pat” Ann Westefeld Mangum, 67, died Monday, June 9, 2014.

Born in Saint Marys, OH, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Garnet Hill Rodeheffer. She was the widow of Chuck Mangum and formerly a widow of Dick Westefeld. She had been a member of Lions International (Cheraw and Darlington). She was retired from Dr. Healy’s office in Florence, SC and had worked with Cheraw Family Medicine in Cheraw, SC. She enjoyed cross-stitching, word puzzles and Facebook.

 

Surviving her is a son, Steven (Diane) Westefeld of Coventry, RI, a daughter, Barbara (Wayne) Wallace of Lexington, SC, a brother, Charles Rodeheffer of New Knoxville, OH, sisters, Kathy Prenger of Minster, OH, Kendra Hirsch of Saint Marys, OH, grandchildren, Matthew, Megan, Amanda and Parker.

 

The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM in the funeral home chapel following the visitation. Burial was in Old St. David’s Cemetery.

 

Memorials to: Lions International, Darlington Club or Cheraw Club.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),  Page 10, June 17, 2014.

 

Grady Carson Mullis

RUBY - Mr. Grady Carson Mullis, age 83, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Douglas Mill Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Douglas Mill Cemetery. Visitation was from 9:30 – 11:00 AM Thursday, prior to the service at the Church.

 

Mr. Mullis was born January 31, 1931 in Pageland, SC a son of the late Grady Buren and Mimie Moree Mullis. He was a retired textile employee, and a member of Douglas Mill Baptist Church. Grady was a U.S. Army Veteran. He enjoyed riding his golf cart and picking up cans, fishing, and going to the mountains. In addition to his parents, Grady was also preceded in death by 5 sisters, Willie Faye Sims, Betty Sue Self, Mary Jo Wallace, Sara Frances Mullis, and Joyce Ann Mullis.

 

Survivors include 4 Sisters: Elsie Rae Griffith of Mt. Croghan, SC, Kathaleen Estridge of Pageland, SC, Emma Jean Helms of Lancaster, SC, and Shirley Jordan of Ruby, SC; 1 Brother: Jim H. Mullis of Pageland, SC; Also: Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Mullis family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),  Page 10, June 17, 2014.

 

Martha Elizabeth Young Newsom

CHERAW - Martha Elizabeth Young Newsom, 79, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Born in Orangeburg County SC she was the daughter of the late Gilbert Flowers and Mattie Lee Thomas Young. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. She enjoyed reading and gardening.

 

Surviving is her son Dr. Shaw Newsom of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Ms. Patricia Newsom Moore of Cheraw, SC, Mrs. Shannon Newsom Stokes of Bluffton, SC and six grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dr. Gilbert F. Young, William T. Young and Dr. Walter Lee Young

 

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the residence of Martha Elizabeth Young Newsom.

 

A memorial service was held 11:00 AM, Friday, June 13, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC.

 

In lieu of flowers: First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 552, Cheraw, SC 29520.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),  Page 10, June 17, 2014.

 

Sherry Annette Perdue

PATRICK - Ms. Sherry Annette Perdue, age 51, died Thurs- day, June 12, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Patrick Cemetery. Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Funeral Home.

 

Ms. Perdue was born October 24, 1962, in Hartsville, SC, a daughter of Betty Sue Millsaps Ralley and Charles Perdue. She was a graduate of McBee High School and was a former employee of Sonoco and Cheraw Dying and Finishing Co. Sherry attended Patrick Baptist Church. She  was an avid animal lover and enjoyed walking her beloved “Maddox”. Sherry also enjoyed growing pretty flowers, gardening, fresh fruits and vegetables, and spending time at the beach. She adored her grandchildren.

 

Survivors include Son: Harry Lee Goodman, Jr. of Patrick SC; Daughter: Amy Leigh Goodman of Florence, SC; Grandchildren: Nathan Riley Broach and Aliyah Ramona Miles; Mother: Betty Sue Ralley of Patrick, SC; and Father: Charles Perdue of Wallace, SC.

 

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Moss Mann and the nurses and staff at McLeod Regional Medical Center and also a special thanks to Dr. Rueben and the nurses and staff at Ashley River Towers in Charleston, SC for all the love, concern, and care given to Sherry and her family.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home   of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Perdue Family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),  Page 10, June 17, 2014.

 

Barbara Westre Anderson

CHERAW - Barbara Westre Anderson, 76, died Wednes- day, June 18, 2014. Born in Vermillion, SD she was a daughter of the late Justinus M. and Margurite Walker Westre. Mrs. Anderson was a devout member of St. David’s Episcopal Church. She served as chairman of the altar guild for a number of years and the vestry. She started the prayer shawl ministry (lovingly known as the “Knit Wits”) . She was a past member of the St. David’s School Board. Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

 

Survivors include her husband, James C. Anderson of the home, a son, Gustaf (Gamble) Carl Anderson of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Elizabeth (Andy) Floyd of Stafford, VA, Patricia (Andy) Anderson of Mt. Pleasant, SC, a sister, Beverly Hanson of Bella Vista, AR, and five grandchildren.

 

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service, with communion, was held 4:00 PM, Friday, June 20, 2014 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC.

 

Memorials: Saint David’s Episcopal Church, or Saint David’s School, or Saint David’s Prayer Shawl Ministry, the address for all of the above is, PO Box 926, Cheraw, SC 29520.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),  Page 8, June 24, 2014.

 

Donald J. Baker Jr.

CHERAW - Chief Donald J. Baker, Jr. (Ret.), 70, died Monday, June 16, 2014. Born in Cheraw, SC he was the son of the late Donald J. and Lores Brown Baker. He was an Eagle Scout, Member of the Order of the Arrow, currently served as the Treasurer of Troup 655 and was on the Board of Review. Mr. Baker was a Past Scout Master. He was a charter Junior member of the Cheraw Rescue Squad. Mr. Baker retired from the Cheraw Fire Department, he had over 38 years of service and served as Chief from 1986 to 2000. He was Past President of the South Carolina Fire Chief Association. He had been an Arson Investigator with the SC Arson Control Team. Mr. Baker served with the Chesterfield County Coroner’s Office, (Deputy Coroner, 2000 to 2002 and Coroner, 2002 to 2008). He was a Mason. Donnie was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed bluegrass music. Most of all he loved being GAGA to Kody and Elizabeth.

 

Surviving is his wife, Susan Anderson Baker of Cheraw, SC, a son, Anthony (Lisa) Baker of Rock Hill, SC, a daughter, Treacy (Eric) Bozard of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Kody Bozard and Elizabeth Baker.

 

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Chatham Hill Memorial Garden, Cheraw, SC.

 

In lieu of flowers; Boy Scout Troup 655, c/o First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Faith Christian Academy, 220 Green Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),  Page 8, June 24, 2014.

 

 

Alan Davis

YORK - Mr. Alan Davis, age 61, died Saturday June 14, 2014, after a brief illness.

 

A memorial service was held at 5:30 P.M. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at First Baptist Church of York, SC. Visitation was immediately following the Memorial Service at First Baptist Church, York, SC.

 

A graveside service was held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in the Evans-Spencer-Robeson Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC.

 

Mr. Louis Alan Davis was born November 22, 1952, in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Betty Ruth Davis Evans. He was owner and operator of A & D Mechanical Services.

 

Mr. Davis was a U.S.  Army Veteran in the 82nd Airborne Division, and was a member of First Baptist Church of York SC. Alan was a hard worker and a good provider for his family. In his spare time, he enjoyed yard sales, reading, spending time with his grandchildren, collecting pocket knives, and sharing them as gifts with his sons-in-law and grandson, and was a true “Fix-it-Man”

 

Survivors include Wife: Barbara McCoy Davis of York, SC; 4 Daughters: Emily Davis (Daniel) Fishman of Fort Mill, SC, Sarah D. (Christopher) Goss of York, SC, Nina (Ryan) Morrison of Rock Hill, SC and Jeannie D. (Daniel) Good of York, SC; 6 Grandchildren: Peyton, Carter, and Drew Morrison, Chloe and Blakely Good, and Sadie Fishman; 1 Uncle: Clyde E. “Buster” Davis of Chesterfield, SC; and 2 Aunts: Sarah D. Polson of Cheraw, SC and Ann D. (Bob) Bellamy of Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 236, York, SC 29745.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Davis Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),  Page 8, June 24, 2014.

 

Christopher 'Chris' Melton

RUBY - Mr. Christopher “Chris” Melton, age 41, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Friday, June 20, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Melton was born October 20, 1972 in Chesterfield, SC a son of Ricky and Diane Moore Melton. He was a foreman with Hanson Aggregates Southeast with nearly 20 years of service. Chris enjoyed drag racing, go cart racing, motorcycle riding, cooking on the grill, and fishing. He was a true “People Person” and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

 

Survivors include Wife: Shannon Oliver Melton of the home; 1 Son: Joshua Melton of Ruby, SC; 1 Daughter: Mallory Melton of the home; 1 Stepdaughter: Amberlynn Oliver of Patrick, SC 3 Grandchildren: Tanner and Madison Melton and Kenlyn Jones; Parents: Ricky and Diane Melton of Ruby, SC; 2 Brothers: Jason (Kristy) Melton of Ruby, SC and Casey (Betty) Melton of Mt. Croghan, SC; 1 Sister: Lorrie Melton of Pageland, SC; 3 Nephews: Patrick Rivera, Trevor Melton, and David Miles; 1 Niece: Tiffany Sullivan.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Melton Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),  Page 8, June 24, 2014.

 

William D. Sellers Sr.

CHERAW - Mr. William D. Sellers, Sr., age 83, went home to be with his Lord, Friday, June 20, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Westside Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC.

 

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Sellers was born August 2, 1930, in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Robert Paul Sellers, Sr. and Elizabeth Gaddy Sellers. He was a retired employee of JP Stevens – Delta Mills with 34 years of service. Mr. Sellers was a longtime faithful member of Westside Baptist Church, where he had served as Deacon and Choir member. He loved to sing and had been a member of several singing groups, including the Ambassador Quartet, the Revelators, and the Pilgrims. William enjoyed baseball and was an avid Braves fan. He also enjoyed quail hunting, fishing, and gardening and riding his tractor. In addition to his parents, William was also preceded in death by his wife Violet Huntley Sellers.

 

Survivors include 2 Sons: William David Sellers, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC and Charlie Robert (Joyce) Sellers of Cheraw, SC; 1 Daughter: Joni Sellers (John) Anisworth of Cheraw, SC 1 Brother: Robert Paul Sellers, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC; Also 8 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to the Westside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520.

 

The Sellers family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Cheraw Healthcare and to the staff of Agape Hospice for the loving care given to William.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sellers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),  Page 8, June 24, 2014.

 

James Daniel 'Jimmy' Watkins

BETHUNE - Mr. James Daniel “Jimmy” Watkins, age 72, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Bethune Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethune, SC. Visitation was 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

 

Mr. Watkins was born February 19, 1942 in Cassatt, SC a son of the late Adrian Daniel and Margaret Kate Robinson Watkins. He was a retired employee of A. O. Smith. In addition to his parents, Jimmy was also preceded in death by two brothers; Wayne and Larry Watkins.

 

Survivors include Wife: Julia Barrett Watkins of the home; 1 Son: Rev. Troy (Faye) Watkins of Mt. Croghan, SC; 2 Daughters: Tammy (Wayne) Goff of Bethune, SC and Sue Watkins of McBee, SC; 2 Brothers: Basil Watkins of Patrick, SC and Gary Watkins of Kershaw, SC; 2 Sisters: Lenora Stephens of Bethune, SC and Diane Rogers of Cassatt, SC; 8 Grandchildren: Laken (Billy) Moree, Curtis (Heather) Watkins, Darrell (Crystal) Goff, April (Jason) Bowers, Richie (Amber) Goff, Casey (Angela) Whitaker, Amber (DJ) Goff, and Kelvin Watkins; and 10 Great Grandchildren: Nate, Emma, Maddi, Cole, Payton, Chloe, Brylee, Emily, Eli, and Bella.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Watkins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),  Page 9, June 24, 2014.

 

Charles D. Burch

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Charles D. Burch, age 76, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, after a sudden illness.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Monday, June 23, 2014, at Zoar United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Burch was born February 20, 1938 in Chesterfield, SC and was the son of the late Jim and Lois Douglas Burch. He was a lifelong resident of Chesterfield and a graduate of Chesterfield High School and the South Carolina Police Academy. Charles was a retired game warden with the South Carolina DNR. He was a former member of the SC National Guard and was a former member and Captain of the Chesterfield Rescue Squad. Mr. Burch was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church. Charles was a member of the Bojangles Breakfast Crowd and an avid Bluegrass music fan. He loved cattle farming and going to cattle sales. Charles enjoyed spending time with family and friends and he never met a stranger. In addition to his parents, Charles was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elizabeth “Jackie” Eddins Burch, and by his sister-in-law, Elizabeth “Libby” Vaughn Eddins.

 

Survivors include 1 Daughter: Kim Burch (Andy) Gaskins of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Grandchildren: Gracyn and Will Gaskins; Brother-in-law: Billy Thomas Eddins of Chesterfield, SC; and Niece: Suzanne Eddins of Columbia, SC

 

Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Debbie Foote, 2472 Zoar Road , Cheraw, SC 29520.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC   is serving the Burch family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 7,  July 1, 2014.

 

Wayne Eubanks

PAGELAND - Mr. Wayne Eubanks, age 49, died Sunday, June 22, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Miller- Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Eubanks was born February 7, 1965 in Monroe, NC a son of Bonnie Wallace (Myraden) Tarlton and Lex Lowery. He was a graduate of Central High School and a machinist with Conbraco Industries Inc. Wayne enjoyed fishing and collecting coins.

 

Survivors include Wife: Michele Darlene Carnes Eubanks of the home; 2 Sons: Joseph “Neil” Eubanks, and Jacob “Parker” Eubanks both of the home; Grandchild: Grayson Eubanks; Parents: Bonnie Wallace (Myraden) Tarlton of Monroe, NC, and Lex (Jo Ann) Lowery of Emporia, VA;  2 Brothers: James Eubanks and Don Douglas Eubanks, both of Pageland, SC; 2 Half-brothers: Daniel Lowery and Jason Lowery of Emporia, VA; 1 Half-sister: Hope Parker of Rock Hill, SC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eubanks family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 7,  July 1, 2014.

 

Ronnie 'Ray' Hayes

CHERAW - Mr. Ronnie “Ray” Hayes, age 61, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family.

 

A funeral service was held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Hayes was born November 8, 1952, in Bennettsville, SC, a son of the late Richard and Mary Brown Hayes. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School and a gage lab technician with INA USA having been employed for 31 years. Ray was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandson, Kyler and with his family. He was an avid sports fan, and his favorite teams were the Atlanta Braves and the Carolina Gamecocks. Ray coached over 28 years and officiated youth and ladies softball. He recently coached “buddy ball”. He enjoyed gardening and sharing vegetables and spending time at the beach with family, friends and neighbors. In addition to his parents, Ray was also preceded in death by a sister, Pixie Adams.

 

Survivors include Wife: Cynthia Watson Hayes of the home; 2 Sons: Ryan Hayes of Myrtle Beach, SC and Kevin (Jamie Lynn) Hayes of Cheraw, SC; 1 Daughter: Jennifer Rivers (Brett) Upshaw of Cheraw, SC; Grandson: Kyler Keith Hayes; 2 Brothers: Richard (Nancy) Hayes and Johnny (Susan) Hayes both of Cheraw, SC; 2 Sisters: Barbara (Martin) Hancock and Billie (James) McLendon both of Cheraw, SC.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hayes family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 7,  July 1, 2014.

 

Amos Lynn Horton

JEFFERSON - Mr. Amos Lynn HorWednesday, June 25, 2014. A graveside service was held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 27, 2014 at Fork Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was immediately following the service in the Webster Hall of the Church.

 

Mr. Horton was born April 25, 1938 in Jefferson, SC, a son of the late Coyt and Christine Lynn Horton. He was former owner of Amos Horton Grading and was a U. S. Navy Veteran. Amos was a member of Fork Creek United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Macedonia Masonic Lodge 239 and a member of the Jamil Shrine Temple. In addition to his parents, Amos was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher Dale Horton, a brother, Jimmy Lynn, and a sister, Joan Hilton.

 

Survivors include Wife: Linda Sullivan Horton of the home; 3 Sons: Joey (Pat) Horton and Amos Lynn (Julie) Horton, Jr. both of Jefferson, SC and Jack Dean (Lisa) Horton of Pageland, SC; 8 Grandchildren: Joe (Ashlee) Horton, Jessica (Scott) Brubeck, Emily (Lee) Boone, Hillary Horton, Jake (Lacey) Horton, Abigail Horton, Hunter Horton, and Madison Horton; 3 Great Grandchildren: Chance Horton, Waylon Brubeck, and Brooke Boone; and 2 Brothers: Johnnie (Betty) Lynn of Jefferson, SC and Jackie (Sue) Lynn of Greenville, SC.

 

Memorials may be made to Fork Creek United Methodist Church, c/o of Cindy Smith, 484 Oliver Road, Jefferson, SC 29718, or to a Charity of one’s choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Horton Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 7,  July 1, 2014.

Agnes Williams McLain

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Agnes Williams McLain, age 60, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 28, 2014 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. McLain was born July 24, 1953 in Wadesboro, NC a daughter of the late J. B. Williams and Annie Gainey Boone Williams. She was a graduate of Bowman High School and attended Anson TEC where she received her LPN. Mrs. McLain was a former nurse with Lillie Bennett Nursing Home. Agnes was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, taking care of her dog, and shopping at Fred’s.

 

In addition to her parents, Agnes was also preceded in death by her husband, Tony Floyd McLain; brother Grady Boone; and four sisters, Sue Meachum, Helen Williams, Willie Mae Ricketts, and Peggy Robertson.

 

Survivors include 1 Sister: Brenda (Patrick) Layman of Simpsonville, SC; 2 Brothers: Olin (Jean) Boone of Wadesboro, NC and T. F. (Shelba) Boone of Wadesboro, NC; Mother-in-law: Barbara McLain James of Chesterfield, SC; Beloved Doggie: Peaches; Special Friend: Gil Bowman; Also a number of Nieces and Nephews.

 

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, is serving the McLain family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 7, July 1, 2014.

 

Elizabeth Highsmith Brown

CHERAW - Mrs. Elizabeth Highsmith Brown, age 91, died Monday, June 23, 2014 at her home after a long illness.

 

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 3, 2014 prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Brown was born June 9, 1923 in Baltimore, MD a daughter of the late William Adrian Highsmith and Jane Marsh Hollins. She was a U.S. Army Veteran and met her husband at the NCO club in Baltimore MD. After marriage and living in Baltimore for five years, she moved to SC where she resided for 40 years. Mrs. Brown had a ceramic shop in Chesterfield, SC and was very active in the Zoar United Methodist Church. Elizabeth loved to travel, cared deeply for her friends, and loved her little Yorkie named “Snoopie”. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was also preceded in death by her husband Bill Brown.

 

Survivors include a Cousin: Joan Sterner of Perry Hall MD; Also Nieces and Nephews.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Chesterfield County,P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Brown family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, July 8, 2014.

 

Fred Garland Canipe

MORVEN - Mr. Fred Garland Canipe, age 85, died Fri- day, June 27, 2014.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 P.M. Monday, June 30, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in Anson Memorial Park, Wadesboro, NC.

 

Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. Monday, June 30, 2014 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Canipe was born November 5, 1928, in Newton, NC, a son of the late Fred Colon and Cordie Dell Clarke Canipe. He was a former truck driver and furniture builder, and was former owner and operator of B & M Furniture Manufacturing. Mr. Canipe was of the Baptist faith. Garland enjoyed feeding his horse and cows. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Edith Stamey Canipe; daughter, Mary Ellen Canipe; 3 brothers, Glenn, Ray, and Everett Canipe; and a sister, Joyce Young.

 

Survivors include 6 Sons: Roger (Allison) Canipe of Chesterfield, SC, Ricky (Barara) Canipe of Keystone Heights, FL., Bobby (Sherry) Canipe of Vale, NC, Michael(Bonnie) Canipe of Chesterfield, SC, Chippy Canipe of Morven, NC, and David Canipe of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Daughter: Peggy (Mike) Raines of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Brothers: Billy Canipe and Steve Canipe of Maiden, NC; 3 Sisters: Vera Foster of Maiden, NC, Frances Dillinger of Pumpkin Center, NC, and Lois Mellon of Maiden, NC; Also 15 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Canipe Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, July 8, 2014.

 

Laimon Carter

CHERAW - Funeral services for Laimon Carter, 78, were held July 1st at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial with full military honors followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Carter died at his home on June 26th surrounded by his wife, family, and close friends. Mr. Carter, fondly known as Lucky, was born on March 20,1936 in Chester, SC.

 

Carter was educated in the New York City Public School System before enlisting in the United States Army in 1955. He served with Company B, 2nd Airborne Battle Group, 187th Infantry Battalion and received an Honorable Discharge in 1957. He later joined the U.S. Army Reserves and retired in 1995 at the rank of staff sergeant. Staff Sergeant Carter fought in Desert Storm/Desert Shield in 1990 – 1991 as a member of the 119th Transportation Company.

 

Lucky married the former Josephine Stover on March 26, 1960 sharing 54 years together.

 

Laimon retired from the New York City Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operators Authority in 1992 driving bus for over twenty years. His family then relocated to Cheraw. He continued driving bus for the Chesterfield County School District and later became a School Crossing Guard for the Cheraw Police Department.

 

He joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church serving on the Trustee Board and Transportation Committee until his health declined. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, watching western movies, and listening to music. Lucky was a “people person” who valued friendships and being a mentor.

 

Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his mother Scotia Shaw of Chester, SC and brother David Shaw Sr. of Bronx, NY.

 

Laimon leaves to cherish his memory, wife Josephine; two daughters Lania (Darryl) Carter-Johnson of Springfield Gardens, NY and Rhonda Soden of Cheraw, SC; son Roy of Georgia; grandson, Devin Johnson; sister, Jessie Thomas of Charlotte, NC; and man’s best friend, “Princess.” Morris Funeral Cottage was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, July 8, 2014.

 

Genola 'Jenny' Eddins Gaddy

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Genola “Jenny” Eddins Gaddy, age 82, died Saturday, June 28, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 5:00 PM, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church.

 

Interment followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, prior to the service at the Church.

 

Ms. Gaddy was born, March l3, 1932, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Mary Eva Oliver. She was a retired employee of Burlington Industries with 30 plus years of service. Ms. Gaddy was a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church, where she served as former Sunday school teacher and choir member. Jenny enjoyed fishing, cooking, growing flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her mother, Jenny was also preceded in death by her first husband, Buck Eddins and by her daughter Kathy Eddins Morris.

 

Survivors include Companion: Clinton Ratliff of Cheraw, SC; Grandchildren: Whitney Morris, Rosie Morris, and Christian Morris; Son-in-law: Sammy Morris of Chesterfield , SC.

 

Memorials may be made to Westfield Creek Baptist Church, 316 Westfield Creek Church Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gaddy family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, July 8, 2014.

 

Dana Curtis McLaurin

CHERAW - Dana Curtis McLaurin, 42, died Sunday, June 22, 2014. Born in Chesterfield, SC she was a daughter of Rachel Sellers Curtis of Chesterfield, SC and the late David Legrand Curtis, Sr. Mrs. McLaurinb was a TAC Officer with the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office. She was a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. She was a teacher in Vacation Bible School, Sunday School and AWANA. She enjoyed fishing, watching birds, and camping. She loved spending time with her family.

 

Surviving is her husband, Bob McLaurin, sons, Phillip McLaurin, David McLaurin all of the home, her mother listed above, a brother, David Legrand Curtis, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC, a sister, Ann Curtis Davidson of Chesterfield, SC, nieces, Miranda Leigh Curtis, Hannah Rae Davidson, nephews,Harlan McLaurin and Liam McLaurin.

 

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Memorials to Westfield Creek Baptist Church, 316 Westfield Church Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, July 8, 2014.

 

Evelyn Melton

CHESTERFIELD – Miss Evelyn Melton, age 76, died Monday, June 30, 2014. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Miss Melton was born October 13, 1937 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Claude Melton and Tonci Lee Chavis Wilkerson.

 

She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing Company. Evelyn was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church where she served as Preschool Sunday School teacher for many years. She enjoyed the outdoors, mowing grass, growing flowers and vegetables, and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, Evelyn was also preceded in death by her brother, Vernon and E.B. Melton; three sisters, Dorothy Belle Melton, Bobbie Jean Melton, and Virginia Melton Oliver.

 

Survivors include 2 Sisters: Emma Lee Humphries of Sumter SC and Mary Jean Little of Oakboro, NC.

 

Memorials may be made to Autumn Care of Marshville “Patient Activity Fund”, P.O. Box 608, Marshville, NC 28103.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC   is serving the Melton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, July 8, 2014.

 

Juliette Ross Pleasant

CHERAW - Juliette Ross Pleasant, 70, died Thursday, June 26, 2014. Born in Wadesboro, NC she was the daughter of the late George Hammond and Jane Baldwin Ross. She was the widow of David Earl Pleasant. She was a graduate of the University of North Carolina. She had been a teacher at the Cheraw Academy. Mrs. Pleasant was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church. She had served on the board of St. David’s Day School as Treasurer. She had helped manage the Inn Cheraw and the Cheraw Country Club. She had served as the office receptionist of Cheraw First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Most of all she loved being a grandmother.

 

Surviving is her son, Ralph G. “Andy” (Lynn Moore) Martin, III, of Charleston, SC, a daughter, Caroline Martin (Tommy) Stokes of Florence, SC, grandchildren, Connor Stokes and Brylee Stokes and 7 great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above and a brother, George Hammond Ross, Jr.

 

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

A funeral service was held 11:00 AM, Monday, June 30, 2014 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Old St. David’s Cemetery.

 

Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, July 8, 2014.

 

Mabel Brown Seel

GREENWOOD – Mabel Brown Seel, 90, of Greenwood, SC, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Alan Byrd and Myrtle Alice Melton Brown and the widow of William A. Seel.

 

She was a member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Greenville, SC. She was a member of the Cheraw Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a graduate of Furman University, and taught sixth grade Math and Science for 30 years. Mrs. Seel was an avid fan of all sports, her favorite teams included Atlanta Braves, Cubs, Duke and recently USA Soccer.

 

Surviving is her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. And Mrs. James W. and Amy S. Doares of Greenwood, SC, daughter-in-law, Renie B. Seel of Murrells Inlet, SC, grandchildren, Allison Doares and her fiancé, Andy Sykora, Ashley Doares, Alice Seel, Tricia Seel, great grandchildren, Megan Bowen, Stephen Bowen, Amy Bowen, Austin Bowen, McKenna Doares, Liam “Little Bill” Sykora, Ashton and Peyton Taylor and great great grandchild, Vivian Bowen.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a son, William A. Seel, Jr., and sisters Peggy Beacham and Lores Baker.

A memorial service was held 11:00 am, Friday, July 4, 2014 in Old Saint David’s Church, 91 Church Street, Cheraw, SC.

 

Memorials to: Old SaintnDavid’s Cemetery, PO Box 1196, Church Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, July 8, 2014.

 

Audrey Carter  Threadgill

CHERAW - Mrs. Audrey Carter Threadgill, age 83, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at her home.

 

A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM, Monday, June 30, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation was from 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Monday, June 30, 2014 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Threadgill was born October 20, 1930 in Hoffman, NC, a daughter of the late Sam Jones Carter and Ollie Virginia Covington Carter. She was a graduate of Morven High School and was a housewife, loving Mom, and MeMa. Mrs. Threadgill was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and attended Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.

 

Audrey enjoyed baking, sewing, shopping, traveling, talking with her friends on the phone, and taking care of her family. In addition to her parents, Audrey was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Virginia Brooks and an infant sister, and two brothers, S.J. and Tilton Carter.

 

Survivors include Husband of 64 years: H. Frank Threadgill of the home; 1 Son: Daryl (Linda) Threadgill of Easley, SC; 2 Daughters: Hope (Mike) Crawford of Six Mile, SC and Joye (Wayne) Caulder of Cheraw, SC; 5 Grandchildren: Daniel Young, Steven (Ashley) Young, Austin (Karen) Caulder, Garrett Caul- der, and Matt (Kathleen) Threadgill; 3 Great Grandchildren: Bennett Caulder and Sean and Jay Threadgill; 1 Brother: Terry (Julia) Carter of McFarlan, NC; 3 Sisters: Eleanor Pesce of Wadesboro, NC, Hazel Caulder of Chesterfield, SC and Ollie Mae Chewning of Wadesboro, NC.

 

Memorials may be made to Lower Macedonia Baptist Church, c/o Don Oster 348 Isgett Circle, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC   is serving the Threadgill family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, July 8, 2014.

 

 

Roger Hallenbeck Buccolo

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Roger Hallenbeck Buccolo, age 61, died Friday, July 11, 2014.

 

A memorial service was held at 6:00 PM, Monday, July 14, 2014 at Cheraw Family Worship. Visitation was from 5:00 – 6:00 PM, Monday, prior to the service at the church.

 

Mr. Buccolo was born April 14, 1953 in Brooklyn NY a son of James Peter Buccolo and the late Eleanor Hallenbeck Buccolo. He was a graduate of Franklin K. Lane High School and a U.S. Army Veteran. Roger was a department manager with Lowe’s in Hartsville, SC and a member of Cheraw Family Worship. Roger enjoyed fishing, reading, fixing things, helping others, and working on projects. He was a true people person.

 

Survivors include Wife of 22 years: Jennifer E. Buccolo of the home; 4 Sons: James Peter Buccolo of the home, Justin, Roger, and Nikki Buccolo all of FL; Father: James Peter Buccolo of Sandgate, VT; 3 Sisters: Stephanie Iannuzzi of Commack, NY, Virginia Bachert of Moosic, PA, and Helen Lakwitz of Baldwin, NY; Uncle: John Buccolo of CT; Also Nieces and Nephews.

 

Memorials may be made to Cheraw Family Worship “Youth Fund”, P.O. Box 1323, Cheraw, SC 29520.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Buccolo family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, July 15, 2014.

 

James F. 'Sonny' Cato

PAGELAND - Mr. James F. “Sonny” Cato, age 79, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

 

A graveside service was held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends called from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, July 11, 2014 at the home of Mr. Cato.

 

Mr. Cato was born July 23, 1934 in Pageland, SC a son of the late Clarence Floyd and Nezzie Hicks Cato. He was a 1952 graduate of Pageland High School and received an associate’s degree from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Cato was a retired route and terminal manager with Merita Bread Company, and was a former employee of C.M. Tucker Lumber Company. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Cato was a true outdoorsman, who enjoyed playing golf. In addition to his parents, Sonny was also preceded in death by his wife, Bianca Jolly “Binnie” Cato; 2 sons, Bo and Timothy Cato; 2 sisters, Thayer Richardson and Carolyn Mills; and 1 brother-in-law, Arnold Threatt.

 

Survivors include 3 Sons: Jay (Rene`) Cato of Chesterfield, SC, Jeff (Casey) Cato and Scott (Sharon) Cato both of Lancaster, SC; 1 Step Daughter: Angela Susan Starnes of Charlotte, NC;  7 Grandchildren: Corey, Bailey, Joshua, Jonathan, Jacob, Brandon, and Ashley Cato; Daughter-in-law: Amy Cato of Pageland, SC; 2 Brothers: Rev. Julian (Jean) Cato of Chesterfield, SC, and John “Bud” (Sally) Cato of Pageland, SC; 3 Sisters: Barbara Threatt of Augusta, GA, Linda (George) Crowe of Lugoff,SC, and Eunice (Donald) Smith of Pageland, SC.

 

Memorials may be made to Paws and Claws of Chesterfield, P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Cato family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, July 15, 2014.

 

Sadie Melton Clark

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Sadie Melton Clark, age 89, died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at her home.

 

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Monday, July 14, 2014 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Monday, July 14, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Mrs. Clark was born September 15, 1924 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Thomas Levi and Lela Rivers Melton. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, and a retired supervisor with Chesterfield Manufacturing Co. Sadie was a member of Chesterfield Presbyterian Church and also attended Maranatha Family Center.

 

She enjoyed sewing, fishing, shopping, traveling, and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Sadie was also preceded in death by her husband, Milton C. “Bill” Clark, Jr.; a daughter, Amanda Clark Davis; and by six brothers and three sisters.

 

Survivors include 2 Sons: Chuck (Marsha) Clark of Chesterfield, SC and Richard (Dawn) Clark of Florence, SC; 1 Daughter: Mary Clark of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Sister: Sybil Melton Muir of Chesterfield, SC; Also 9 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Clark Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, July 15, 2014.

 

Tyrone Clark

PATRICK - Memorial services for Tyrone Clark age 60 were held Sunday at 3:00 pm at Chapel of Norton Funeral Home. Mr. Carl Purvis will officiate. Visitation followed the services at the funeral home. Tyrone passed away June 11, 2014. He was born in Bishopville, SC, the son of the late John Wesley Clark and Annie Bell Hopkins Hooker. He was a member of Whispering Pine Baptist Church. He was employed with the City of Hartsville, Parks and Recreation Maintenance Division, he enjoyed fishing and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved God and his family faithfully. Surviving his wife of 41 years, Lois C. Clark, Patrick; his mother of Darlington, son, T.J. Clark, Patrick; daughters, Charlotte Thompson and her fiancé’ Brad Nicholson, McBee, Christy Clark, Patrick; brothers, R.W. Boykin, Hartsville, Junior Boykin, Hartsville, Tony Blackwell, Darlington, John (Doodle) Clark, McBee; sister, Carolyn Woods, Jessup, GA; 4 grandchildren, Cameron Thompson, Kaleigh Thompson, Darren Clark, Abigail Clark; Special sister in law and her husband, Jayne and Bobby Brady, Gastonia, NC; his best friend Carl Purvis. He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Lloyd, brothers, Ernest Boykin and Pete Boykin.

 

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL, 33607. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, July 15, 2014.

 

Rosa Mae Craft

CHERAW - Rosa Mae Craft, 90, died Friday, July 4, 2014. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late John C. and Rosa Mae Tyson Matheson. She was the widow of Robert L. Craft. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC and taught Sunday School for 50+ years. She enjoyed working in her flowers; she considered it therapy for her. Most of all she loved her family and had a servant’s heart.

 

Surviving her are her daughters, Mary C. (Clyde) Baker of Columbia, SC, Judy (Pat) Martin of Florence, SC, Elizabeth Smith of Cheraw, SC, a daughter-in-law, Wanda Craft of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Billy (Frances) Matheson of Marietta, GA, a sister, Dorothy (Wilson) Brown of Irmo, SC, nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a son Johnnie L. Craft, brothers, Leslie Matheson, Roy Matheson, David Matheson, Elliott Matheson, Dock Matheson, Ernest Matheson and sisters, Clara Matheson and Lillie Wallace.

 

The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.  A funeral service was held 2:00 PM Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Shriner’s Hospital, 950 West Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, July 15, 2014.

 

Mary McDonald Johnson

HARTSVILLE - Funeral services for Mary McDonald Johnson, 74, were held at 1:00 pm Monday, July 14, 2014 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. Jeff Williams officiated with burial in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery. The family received friends from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Sunday at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Johnson, widow of Gene Autry Johnson, died Thursday, July 10, 2014. Born in Chesterfield Co, SC, she was a daughter of the late Lonnie Thomas and Letha Beasley McDonald .

 

She was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church and was a Sunday school teacher. She was previously employed with Sara Lee and Belk. She enjoyed life and her family.

 

Surviving are her sons, Woody (Tanya) Johnson of Greenville, NC, Daniel (Heather Byrd) Johnson of McBee, SC; daughters, Wendy (Kenny) Howle of Hartsville, SC, Donna (Boyce) Howle of Hartsville, SC, Tonya (Lawrence) Hawkins of Hartsville, SC; sisters, Margaret Lunn, Lugoff, SC, Mildred Thompson, Hartsville, SC; grandchildren, Casey (Kristy) Johnson, Trent (Heather) Johnson, Jerry (Tiffany) Howle, Amanda (Jay) Gibson, Kenneth (Rachel) Howle, Courtney (Shane Jones) Hawkins, Jessie Hawkins, Tate Hawkins, Gage Fischer, Lindsay Byrd; great-grandchildren, Chloe Hawkins, Grace Jones, Shepherd Howle, Vivian Howle, Tex Johnson. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Josh Howle; brother, Legette McDonald.

 

Memorials may be made to The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, Josh Howle Memorial Scholarship, 501 D. W. Brooks Dr., Athens, GA 30602. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, July 15, 2014.

 

Brenda King Quick

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Brenda King Quick, age 61, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at her home.

 

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Saturday, July 12, 2014, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Quick was born July 18, 1952 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Arthur Weldon and Marion Idell Marze King. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, Class of 1970, and attended Chesterfield/Marlboro TEC where she attained her LPN degree in 1993. Mrs. Quick retired as a nurse from CareSouth-Carolina Physicians Office in Hartsville, SC. Brenda loved animals and had a special place in her heart for her parrots.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Lance Quick.

 

Survivors include 1 Daughter: Tammy Michelle Horton of Rock Hill, SC; 3 Step Daughters: Elesha Ann (Porter Hamilton Claytor, Sr.) Quick of Chesterfield, SC, Deanna Leigh Quick of Patrick, SC, and Paula Michelle Quick of Cheraw, SC; 7 Step Grandchildren: Harley Elizabeth Griffin, Summer Nicole Griffin, Porter Hamilton Claytor, Jr., Annabelle Caroline Claytor, Ciara Leigh Jacobs, Cody Lance Jacobs, and Hayden Bernard Wyatts; 3 Aunts: Millie K. Gandy of Chesterfield, SC, Faye Huggins and Annabelle Rainwater both f Cheraw, SC Also: many beloved cousins, special pets, and special daughters of the heart.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC serving the Clark Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, July 15, 2014

 

 

Grady Brown Sr.

WALLACE – Grady Brown, Sr., 90, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late Hugh and Ola Cross Brown. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Mr. Brown was a World War II Navy Veteran.

 

Surviving is his wife, Louise Quick Brown of the home, daughters, Martina B. (David) Thomas of Lexington, SC, Janet B Hines of Wallace, Kay B. Hall of Wallace, SC, sisters, Dorothy (Tom) Barnhill of Greenville, SC, Shirley (Lloyd) Brennan of Pinehurst, NC, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, also, a son Grady Brown, Jr., brothers, Hubert Brown, James Brown, sisters, Sadie Long, Rachel Hall, Ruby Eddins and Zella Henley.

 

A graveside service was held 2:00 PM, Friday, July 18, 2014 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

 

Memorials to: Wallace Rescue Squad, PO Box 445, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page  8, July 22, 2014.

 

Shirley M. Johnson

PAGELAND – Miss Shirley M. Johnson, age 78, died Saturday, July 12, 2014. A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Monday, July 14, 2014 at Providence Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Providence Baptist Church.

 

Miss Johnson was born March 23, 1936 in Ninety Six, SC the daughter of the late John G. and Nettie Mae Owens Johnson. She was a graduate of Pageland High School. Shirley was a legal secretary for 55 years and retired as legal secretary with Attorney James I. Redfearn after almost 50 years of service. She was a charter member of the Chesterfield County Rural Water Agency, which she helped to organize. She also presently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Shirley was a lifelong member of Providence Baptist Church where she served as Sunday school teacher, WMU Director, choir member, nursery worker, church council member, GA worker, and on many other committees. She truly loved her church. Shirley enjoyed cooking and is known for her delicious cakes, pies, and her outstanding pumpkin loaf which she shared with all the sick and shut-ins in the community. In addition to her parents, Shirley is also preceded in death by her brother John T. Johnson.

 

Survivors include Cousins: Rachel Funderburk, Bonnie Hendrix, and Martha Henshaw all of Pageland, SC; Special Cousin and Chauffeur: Tracy Deese of Pageland, SC; Sister-in-law: Fay Johnson of Pageland, SC; Nephew: John Frank “Scoot” Johnson of Pageland, SC; Nieces: Ellen Eudy of Wingate, NC and Bobbie Jones of Whiteville, NC.

 

Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church “Youth Fund” 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Johnson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page  8, July 22, 2014.

 

Lillie Sullivan Mangum

PAGELAND - Mrs. Lillie Sullivan Mangum, age 89, died Sunday, July 13, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Zion United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Visitation immediately followed the committal service in Zion Hall.

 

Mrs. Mangum was born November 24, 1924 in Jefferson, SC a daughter of the late Arthur Daniel and Annie Frances Deason Sullivan. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School and a retired employee of Springmaid In- dustries. Mrs. Mangum was a long time member of Zion United Methodist Church. Lillie enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, tatting, quilting, and gardening.

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Thomas Mangum; her son-in-law, C.D. Hinson; a brother, Lemuel Sullivan; and by 3 sisters, Vera Sullivan, Effie S. Hunter, and Kate S. Williams.

 

Survivors include Son: Jackie T. Mangum and wife Glenda of Pageland, SC; Daughter: Linda Mangum Hinson of Anderson, SC; 3 Grandchildren: Kim Hinson (Scott) Taylor, Danny (Wendy) Hinson, and Emily Mangum (Blake) Edwards; 2 Great Grandchildren: Hannah and Rebekah Taylor; 1 Sister: Leona S. Hicks of Jefferson, SC; 1 Sister-in-law: Myrtle M. Kemenczky of Charlotte, NC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Mangum family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page  8, July 22, 2014.

 

Lawrence Esco Middlebrooks

SPARTANBURG - Lawrence Esco Middle- brooks of Spartanburg, SC passed Sunday morning, July 13, 2014. He was the son of the late T.N .and Florence Middlebrooks and the husband of Jeane Page.

 

Mr. Middlebrooks was a World War II Navy veteran and was deployed in Hawaii. He retired from Southern Bell and lived in Florence, SC prior to relocating to Summit Hills Retirement Community in Spartanburg, SC.

 

Larry will always be remembered for his wonderful smile, cheerful whistling and positive attitude. He was an avid Gamecock fan and also loved to watch old westerns.

 

Mr. Middlebrooks is survived by his wife Jeane Page; daughter, Martha Bridgeman and two step daughters, Jean Page Watson and Lisa (William) Clarkson ; grandchildren, Campbell and Cameron Bridgeman, Leslie (John) Lee, Chase (Lesley Jean) Watson, Laura Katherine (John) Folger and four great grandchildren.

 

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Larry Middlebrooks was held at Summit Hills Retirement Community at the Senate Lounge on Tuesday, July 15th at 2:00 PM. He will be laid to rest at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Florence, SC at a later date.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus, 1923 E. Main St., Suite C, Duncan, SC 29334; or to the Humane Society of Spartanburg, 150 Dexter Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29303. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, July 22, 2014.

 

William Walter King Jr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. William Walter King, Jr., age 77, died Thursday, July 24, 2014. A graveside service was held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Mr. King was born July 3, 1937 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late William Walter King, Sr. and Ella Rivers King. He was a 1955 graduate of Chesterfield High School, and a 1959 Graduate of USC, where he received his BA degree in education. Walter was a retired school administrator with 32 years of service in Public Education in S.C. Walter was a former assistant principal for 12 years and worked for 20 years with the federal program including 15 years with the SC Department of Education. Following his retirement, Walter worked as store manager with B.C. Moore’s and Goodys. Mr. King was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and a former member of Chesterfield Baptist Church his parents, Walter was also preceded in death by his brother, Frankie King.

 

Survivors include Nephew: Jason (Charlotte) King of Chesterfield, SC; Great Niece: Gracie King, And Great Nephew, Jake King of Chesterfield, SC; and Sister-in-law: Martha Griggs King of Chesterfield, SC.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to a Charity of One’s choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the King family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, July 29, 2014.

 

Maggie Ann Tjaden

HARTSVILLE - A celebration of Life for Maggie Ann Tjaden, age 78 who went to her Heavenly Home peacefully surrounded by her family, will be held Tuesday at 4:00 at the Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Jeff Williams and Rev. Ernest Winburn will officiate. Burial will be in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville. Visitation will be Monday 5-7 pm at the Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Tjaden was born in Hartsville a daughter of the late James Fuller & Fannie Mae Lunsford Griggs. She was a Life Long member of Cedar Creek Baptist church, a member of the choir and a member of the Merridian Sunday School Class.

 

Surviving are her husband, Darwin Robert Tjaden, Cheraw; two daughters, Donna (Hal) Baldwin, Hartsville and Tena (Tommy) Jordan, Greenwood; four brothers, Bobby Gene (Evelyn) Griggs, Rock Hill, Wilson (Carolyn) Griggs, Bud (Linda) Griggs and Ronnie (Diane) Griggs, all of Hartsville; two sisters, Billie Stoudemire and Patsy Griggs, both of Hartsville; five grandchildren, Thomas (Cara) Jordan, Tanner (Catherine) Jordan, Taylor Jordan, Maggie & Melli Baldwin and many extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Lou Tolson Howle.

 

Memorials may be made to the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 1635 Cedar Creek Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, July 29, 2014.

 

Nancy Overton Clover

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nancy Overton Clover, 79 of Charlotte NC passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 30th at Wilora Lake Healthcare Center. She was born to Nathan Frank Overton and Louise Tate Overton in Sumter SC on September 9th 1934. Nancy is survived by her children, John Howard Bennett 4th, (Carolyn), Andrew Overton Bennett, (Tracie), and Nancy Bennett Jolly, (Allan), grandchildren: Maxium, Anton, William and Sarah, a sister Lou Overton Hendley, (Tom), of Cheraw SC, and many nieces and nephews.

 

Per Nancy’s wishes, there will not be a service. The Family would like to thank Hospice of Charlotte for the excellent care of our Mother over these past two years. Carolina Funeral & Cremation was entrusted with the service.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, August 5, 2014.

 

Allen Fred Driggers

WALLACE – Allen Fred Driggers, 70, passed away peacefully to his heavenly home on July 31, 2014 after a courageous 15 month battle with Myelodysplasia and Leukemia. He was the son of the late Fred Harden Driggers and Meater Kelly Driggers.

 

Mr. Driggers retired from Stanley Tools after 27 years of service. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church and had served as a Trustee. He was a sports fan and enjoyed watching ballgames and races. He was an excellent fisherman and that was a favorite past time for him. He also enjoyed having a vegetable garden and sharing it with friends. Home and family were most important to him. He was a devoted husband, wonderful father, and outstanding “PA”.

 

He is survived by his wife of 49 years and 9 months, Patsy Kimrey Driggers of the home, a daughter, Myra Driggers Levine &son-in-law, Bobby, a grandson, Austin Smith, a step-grandson, Brad Levine, a sister, Bessie Mae Teal & brother-in-law, James.

 

Visitation was 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

Memorials to: Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 3638 Marion Drive, Wallace SC 29596 or American Red Cross, Pee Dee Chapter, 1601A West Lucas Street, Florence, SC 29501. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, August 5, 2014.

 

Sharon Ann Hammond

CHESTERFIELD - Miss Sharon Ann Hammond, age 63, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her home.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Friday, August 1, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery. Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Friday, August 1, 2014 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Sherry was born March 21, 1951 in Wadesboro, NC, the daughter of the late William Jackson Hammond, Sr. And Lina Mildred Bacot Hammond. She was a 1969 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a 1973 graduate of Winthrop University, where she was a graduate assistant and taught freshman history. She taught special education at Chesterfield High School and had a long career with the SC Department of Social Services, working with Child Protective Services and Adult Services. She was a licensed SC Social Worker and retired in 2003. Sherry was a life long member of Chesterfield Baptist Sherry was an avid sports fan, and especially liked the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Chesterfield High School Rams. She enjoyed golf and fishing. Sherry loved both reading and music, and had an extensive collection of books, albums, and CDs. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her great friends.

 

Survivors include 2 Brothers: Jackie (Luann) Hammond of Chesterfield, SC and Rick (Lobie) Hammond of Nephews: Travis (Frannie) Hammond of Columbia, SC and David (Shelly) Morgan of Cheraw, SC; Great Nephews: James Gulledge and Kolin Campbell; and Great Nieces: Allie Vaughn and Mary Catherine Hammond.

 

Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709, Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC, or to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207, East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hammond Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, August 5, 2014.

 

Lera Ballard King

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Lera Ballard King, age 87, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at her home.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, July 28, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. King was born August 24, 1926 in Chesterfield, SC A daughter of the late Clarence Frank and Vera Virginia Davidson Ballard. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School. Lera was a homemaker and a retired lunchroom manager at Chesterfield Middle School with 20 years of service. She was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Ladies Bible Class, and sent weekly bulletins to all the shut-ins. Lera enjoyed cooking, mowing grass, and taking care of all her family. In addition to her parents,

 

Lera was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Floyd King; three sisters, Vera White, Jackie Thrush, Omogene Eargle; and two half-sisters; Debra Ballard and Laura Sheppard.

 

Survivors include Children: Lula K. Barrs of Indian Trail, NC, Virginia K. (Danny) Russell of Matthews, NC, Terry F. (Karen) King of Indian Trail, NC, Jerry R. (Jeanie) King of Chesterfield, SC and Donna K. (Lynn) Gooden of Patrick, SC Grandchildren: Angie (Tim) Burch, Teresa (Chris) Blanton, Rodney (Jill) Russell, Ryan Russell, Matt and Kameron King, Chance King, (Brittany Martin), Ben and Kelley King, Dustin Gooden (Laura Cutchin) and Casey Gooden (Spencer McLeod); Also 10 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great, Great Grandchild; 2 Sisters: Virginia King and Ruby Smith both of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Half-brothers: C. F. Ballard Of Burlington, NC and Tommy Ballard of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Half-sister: Martha Benenhaley of Mint Hill, NC; Caregivers: Sandra Bennett, Melanie Griffith, Sherry Hinson, Moe Zwiefka, Kaye Wallace, Eleanor Webb, and Joy Oliver.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 93, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the King family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, August 5, 2014.

 

Margie Ann Donahue Bradshaw

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Margie Ann Donahue Bradshaw, age 67, died Saturday, August 2, 2014, at her home. A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Interment followed in The Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, August 4, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Ms. Bradshaw was born October 27, 1946, in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Carson and Beulah Oliver Donahue. She was a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing Co. and a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Margie enjoyed yard sales, going out to eat, hummingbirds, wind chimes, and being a grand-mother. In addition to her parents, Margie was also preceded in death by her companion, Randy Sellers, and by a sister, Jean D. Gulledge.

 

Survivors include Son: Wayne Melton of Chesterfield, SC; 3 Grandchildren: Aiden Melton of Chesterfield, SC, Trenton Melton of Hartsville, SC, and Taylor Melton of Clemson, SC; Brother: Jerry (Faye) Donahue of Ruby, SC; and 2 Sisters: Mazie (Billy) Adams of Mt. Croghan, SC and Jan (Bill) Andrews of .Darlington, SC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Bradshaw family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, August 12, 2014.

 

Nicole Sellers McGee

ELLERBE, NC - Mrs. Nicole Sellers McGee, age 41, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC, with Military Honors. Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Saturday, August 9, 2014, prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. McGee was born September 9, 1972, in Monroe, NC a daughter of Joanne Kearns Burgess and Ronald Preston Sellers. She was a 1990 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Nicole was a secretary with the family business Shade Trends. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, camping, hiking, and spending time with her family. Nicole was preceded in death by her grandparents Otis and Helen Sellers, and Jay and Estelle Kearns.

 

Survivors include Husband: Steven Charles McGee of the home; 1 Son: Preston Wayne McGee of the home; Parents: Joanne K. Burgess of Pageland, SC and Ronald “Ronnie” Preston Sellers of Cheraw, SC; and 2 Brothers: John Walter (Rita) Burgess of Pageland, SC and William Casey Sellers of Cheraw, SC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the McGee family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, August 12, 2014.

 

Willie Alvin Smith

WALLACE - Willie Alvin Smith, 73, died Saturday, August 2, 2014. Born in Moore County , NC he was a son of the late Luther Bryant Smith and Polly Cox Moore. He was the retired owner (35+ years) of Piedmont Welders of Wallace, SC. He had 35 welding certifications. He had worked in most of the United States, Mexico and Canada.

 

Surviving is his wife, Pam Alexander Smith of the home, a son, Ken Smith of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Tammie Smith of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Bryant (Peggy) Smith of Cheraw, SC, Gene (Norma) Smith of Farmville, NC, a sister, Carolyn (Roger) Gallagher of Wallace, SC, two grandchildren, also, numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother Frankie Smith and Harley Jackson “Jack” Rushing, Sr. who was as close as a brother, and best friend, for over 40+ years.

 

A visitation was held 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Old Saint David’s Cemetery.

 

Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, August 12, 2014.

 

  

Ruby Horne Rushing Harward

Wadesboro, N.C. - Mrs. Ruby Horne Rushing Harward, age 94, died Friday, August 15, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday, August 17, 2014, prior to the service at the Funeral Home. Mrs. Harward was born in McFarlan, NC, a daughter of the late Luther Martin and Sallie Lang Horne. She was a homemaker, and a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Ruby was also preceded in death by her husbands, Tom W. Rushing, and Jessie B. Harward; a brother, Loyd Eugene “Gene” Horne; and sisters, Grace H. Stancil, Geneva H. Roscoe, Susie H. Baker, Ruth H. Mills, and Irene H. Owens.

 

Survivors include Daughter: Betty Rushing (Jerry) Gulledge of West Columbia, SC; Son: W.T. (Sylvia) Rushing of Ruby, SC; Step Daughter: Shelby Shoemaker of Monroe, NC; Step Daughter-in-law: Velma N. Harward of Savannah, GA; Grandchildren: Tommy Rushing of Bennettsville, SC and Jean R. (Jason) Watson of Chesterfield, SC; Step Grandchildren: Cindy Martin of Clayton, GA, Lisa Martin, Jimmy, Jeffrey, and Kenneth Howell all of Monroe, NC; and Great Grandchild: Tiffany and Bryan Watson, and David and John Rushing.

 

Memorials may be made to a Hospice of one’s choice, or to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Harward Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, August 19, 2014.

 

Johnny L. Jenkins

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Johnny L. Jenkins, age 75, died Friday, August 15, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 5:00 P.M. Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Cross Roads Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. Sunday, August 17, 2014, prior to the service in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Family Life Center.

 

Mr. Jenkins was born February 14, 1939, in Ruby, SC, a son of the late Lemuel Frank and Emma Kirkley Jenkins. He was a graduate of Ruby High School, Class of 1956. Johnny was a faithful member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, having served as Trustee, Chairman of Deacons, Financial Secretary, Church Treasurer, Brotherhood Director, Sunday School Teacher, and Choir member. He was a former employee of Springs Industries, FCX Inc. and Gold Kist Inc., where he served as store manager for over twenty years. Johnny retired June 30, 2009 as Chesterfield County Auditor, having served for twenty years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of the American Legion Post No. 74, VFW Post No. 10731, Chesterfield Masonic Lodge No. 220, and the Woodmen of the World Lodge No. 516. Johnny loved his Lord, his family, and was a true people person. He enjoyed working in his garden and yard. In addition to his parents, Johnny was also preceded in death by his brothers, James, Hiram, Joe, and Bobby Jenkins; his sister, Betty Jenkins Lowder; and sister-in-law, Kathy H. Raffaldt.

 

Survivors include Wife of 47 years: Elma Hancock Jenkins; Mother-in-law: Kathleen “Pete” Hancock; Nieces and Nephews: Cindy (Robbie) Robertson, Joel (Heather) Jenkins, Vernon Moseley, Jamie (Jami) Brown, Michael (April) Brown, Jason (Melanie) Brock, Wesley (Kim) Brock, Philip (Jen) Sellers, Amanda (Justin Stanton) Raffaldt, Mary Eleanor Jenkins, Ann Jenkins, Jean (Ronnie) Chambers; Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law: Leonard Hancock, Janice and Bobby Brown, Carolyn and Weldon Sellers, Cindy and Wilbur Brock; Numerous Great Nieces and Nephews; And his beloved Feline Companion: Tiger.

 

Memorials may be made to the Cross Roads Baptist Church, “World Huger Fund” P.O. Box 72, Ruby, SC 29741.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, is serving the Jenkins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, August 19, 2014.

 

Chester Melton

KERSHAW - Mr. Chester Melton, age 74, died Sunday, August 10, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Antioch Baptist Church.

 

Interment followed in the Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

 

Mr. Melton was born May 29, 1940 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late John and Lucy Boone Melton. He was a retired construction welder. Chester loved the Lord, and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church for 56 years. He was a strong family man and loved giving candy to children. Chester also enjoyed wood crafting, gardening, raising farm animals, and fishing. In addition to his parents, Chester was also preceded in death by four brothers, Manuel, Emzia, Joe, and James Melton; and three sisters, Daisey Lowery, Omega Grooms, and Kathleen Lloyd.

 

Survivors include Wife: Thelma Cook Melton of the home; 3 Sons: Randy (Angie) Rollins of Wallace, SC, Jeff (Robin) Rollins of Mt. Croghan, SC, and John Wayne (Lori) Melton of Kershaw, SC; 4 Daughters: Elizabeth Miles and fiancé Lenttis Williams, Darla Oliver and fiancé Jim Watts, and Angie Miles all of Jefferson, SC, and Revonda (Wayne) Crayton of Rocky Mount, NC; 2 Brothers: Harry Melton of Jefferson, SC and Harlan Melton of Kershaw, SC; 1 Sister: Peggy Miles of Jefferson, SC; Also 17 Grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Melton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, August 19, 2014.

 

Edwin E. Miller Jr.

JEFFERSON - Mr. Edwin E. Miller Jr., 83, of Jefferson, SC, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014, in Charleston, SC.

 

Mr. Edwin E. Miller Jr. was born on May 26, 1931 in Jefferson, South Carolina to the late Edwin E. Sr. and William H. Beatson Miller. Mr. Edwin E. Miller Jr. was later united in marriage to Joan Middleton. He served in the US National Guard and was a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church. He was the Owner and Operator of Miller Grocery Store in Jefferson, SC for many years. He is predeceased by his parents Edwin E Miller Sr. and William H. Beatson Miller and his brother Jack Miller.

 

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan Middleton Miller of Jefferson, SC; Son, Rusty Miller (Kelly) of Jefferson, SC; Daughter, Ceil (David) Murphy of Marietta, GA and six Grandchildren, Will Murphy, Anna Murphy and Matthew Murphy all of Marietta, GA and Ben Miller, Katherine Miller and Jordan Miller all of Jefferson, SC.

 

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Jefferson United Methodist Church. The family visited with friends on Tuesday at the home of Edwin Miller Jr., and after the Memorial Service in the Fellowship Hall of Jefferson United Methodist Church.

 

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Jefferson United Methodist Church, PO Box 308, Jefferson, SC 29718 or First Baptist Church of Pageland, Honduras Mission Fund, PO Box 126, Pageland, SC 29728.

 

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, SC is handling the arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, August 19, 2014.

 

Myrtle Grooms Moore

CHERAW - Mrs. Myrtle Grooms Moore, age 87, died Saturday, August 9, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Interment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, August 11, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Moore was born June 20, 1927, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Luther Peter and Annie McLain Grooms. She was the retired owner and operator of Farmer’s Grocery in the Cash community and was a former employee of B.C. Moore’s and Sacony. Myrtle was also a patient caregiver and was a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed word search puzzles, cooking, reading and helping others. In addition to her parents, Myrtle was also preceded in death by her husband, James Hazel Moore, a son, Randy Moore, 3 daughters, Faye and Lucille Moore and infant Moore, a sister Dorothy G. Baskins, and by 2 brothers, Bradley and Carl Grooms.

 

Survivors include Daughter: Dianne M. (Edward) Brock of Cheraw, SC; Daughter-in-law: Cynthia B. Moore of Cheraw, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Johnny (Melissa) Brock, Ken (Heather) Brock, Shannon M .(Ashley) Phillips, and Randy Moore, Jr.; 5 Great Grandchildren: Kaelyn, Kendall, and Trey Brock and Katie and Jeremy Phillips; 1 Brother: L.P. (Gladys) Grooms of Patrick, SC; Also Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC, 29709 or to Westfield Creek Baptist Church.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Moore Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, August 19, 2014.

  

 Aletha White Hinson

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Aletha White Hinson, age 94, went home to be with her Lord, Monday, August 18, 2014 at her home.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday, August 21, 2014 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Hinson was born August 21, 1919 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Furman and Irene Teal White. She was a retired textile seamstress. Aletha was the oldest member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her roses, and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Aletha was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred W. “Dock” Hinson; a son, Ronnie N. Hinson; 2 brothers, Perry and W.J. White; and by her sister, Willa Rivers.

 

Survivors include 2 Sons: Billy (Becky) Hinson, and Mickey Hinson both of Chesterfield, SC 1 Daughter: Barbara H. (William) Watson of Chesterfield, SC; Daughter-in-law: Margie Hinson (Wayne) Hood of Chesterfield, SC; 11 Grandchildren: Jackie (Tommy) Hinson, Vickie (Joey) Rorie, Sonia Mullis, Ronnie (Melynda) Mullis, Mike (Fern) Hinson, Neil Hinson, Kim Hinson, Mandy (Keith) McGee, Steve Watson, Justin Lyles, and Crystal Lyles; Also: 10 Great Grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to the Pine Grove Baptist Church “Sanctuary Completion Fund”, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S.C. is serving the Hinson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, August 26, 2014.

 

Reginald Allen “Reggie” Lisenby

Mr. Reginald Allen “Reggie” Lisenby, 77, of Charlotte, NC, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

 

Services in celebration of his life were held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, NC 28104.

 

A reception followed the service at the Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, August 26, 2014.

 

Jerry T. Middleton

JEFFERSON - Mr. Jerry T. Middleton, age 77, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 12:00 PM, Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Macedonia Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, August 22, 2014 at Macedonia Baptist Church, 3944 Johnson Road, Jefferson, SC.

 

Mr. Middleton was born April 19, 1937 in Jefferson, SC a son of the late Early Alson and Winnie Knight Middleton. He was a retired supervisor with Kendall / International Paper of Bethune with 36 years of service. Mr. Middleton was a lifelong member of Macedonia Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon, former choir member, member of the Middleton Quartet, and served as Church Treasurer for over 40 years. He enjoyed farming, working in his garden, and watching the Atlanta Braves.

 

His favorite pastime through the years was watching his children and grandchildren play sports. In addition to his parents, Jerry was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Nettie Mae Smith, and Opal Middleton; and 6 brothers, Hazel, Paul, C.S. “Buddy”, William, Leroy, and Donald Middleton.

 

Survivors include Wife of 51 years: Doris Hinson Middleton of the home; 1 Son: Bill (Bonnie) Middleton of Jefferson, SC; 3 Daughters: Karen Middleton of Sylva, NC, Ellen Middleton, and Julia (Marty) McKenzie both of Jefferson, SC; 2 Grandsons: Thomas and Zach Middleton of Jefferson, SC; 1 Brother: O’Berry Middleton of Jefferson, SC; Sisters-in-law: Evelyn Middleton of Charlotte, NC, Willie Faye Middleton of Jefferson, SC, and June (Larry) Stroud of Lancaster, SC; and Brother-in-law: Earl (Jo Ann) Hinson of Lancaster, SC.

 

Memorials may be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church “Multi – Ministry Building Fund”, c/o Ellen Middleton, 3582 Johnson Road, Jefferson, SC 29718.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S.C. is serving the Middleton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, August 26, 2014.

 

Gilbert Luke Morris

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Gilbert Luke Morris, age 79, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, August 23, 2014 at David’s Grove Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Sandy Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery, Morven, NC.

 

Visitation was from 3:00 – 400 PM, Saturday, August 23, 2014, prior to the service at the church.

 

Mr. Morris was born May 27, 1935 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Fletcher Eugene and Edna Gertrude Vaughn Morris. He was a re- tired assistant manager with the Chapin Company in Myrtle Beach, SC with 21 years of service. Mr. Morris was a member of David's Grove Baptist Church. Gilbert was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, riding his tractor, and building and repairing all kinds of things. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Edna Pearl Morris.

 

Survivors include 2 Sons: Gary A. Morris of Marion, SC and Keith Morris of the home; Grandson: Hunter Thomas Morris of Myrtle Beach, SC; 2 Brothers: William P. Morris and Fletcher Morris both of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Sisters: Nina Valentino and Shirley Smith both of Chesterfield, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S.C. is serving the Morris Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, August 26, 2014.

 

James M. Blackwell Sr.

INMAN - James Marion Blackwell, Sr., 83, of 476 Cinnamon Ridge Drive, widower of Patsy Green Blackwell, died August 27, 2014 at his home.

 

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late William and Elsie Ballew Blackwell, he was a graduate of Clemson A&M College, a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War, a retired employee of J.P. Stevens and of the Baptist faith.

 

Surviving are three daughters, Pamala B. DuBose (Michael) of Simpsonville, Lisa B. Edwards (Charles) of Potters Hill, North Carolina and Teresa D. Blackwell (Shannon) of Fayetteville, North Carolina; two sons, James Marion Blackwell, Jr. (Bridgette) of Advance, North Carolina and David Randall “Randy” Blackwell (Patricia) of Taylors; a brother, Roosevelt Blackwell of Greer; a sister, Geneva Kirby of Baltimore, Maryland; three step-children, Robin Smith, Dale Green and David Green; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.

 

Mr. Blackwell was predeceased by his first wife, Rose Clayton Blackwell and a grandson, James M. Blackwell III.

 

Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at The Wood Mortuary, conducted by Rev. Paul S. Waters and Mr. Marion Blackwell.

 

Burial was 1:00 p.m. Saturday in Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons and step-grandsons.

 

Visitation was held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at The Wood Mortuary. The family is at the home of his son, Randy Blackwell.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, September 2, 2014.

 

Ruby Lee Johns

CHERAW - Mrs. Ruby Lee Johns, age 89, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, August 29, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

 

Mrs. Johns was born June 28, 1925 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Sarah Ellen Gulledge Lee. She was a retired employee of Sacony Industries with over 25 years of service. Mrs. Johns was a life long member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church, where she accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 9. She loved her church and faithfully served the Lord for over 80 years. Her Christian service to the Lord included serving as a former Sunday school teacher, VBS teacher, and choir member. She was also a member of the Bereavement Committee, Church Flower Committee, Nominating Committee, and was actively involved in the WMU. Some of Mrs. Ruby’s hobbies included, knitting and crocheting, cooking, and working in her flowers and yard.

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Willie B. Johns; 3 sons, Willie David Johns, Vincent Lee Johns, and Randy Neal Johns; and 1 daughter, Brenda Delores Wallace.

 

Survivors include 2 Sons: Larry (Barbara Borgardts) Johns of Lexington, SC and Jack F. (Patricia Attwell) Johns of Conway, SC; 1 Sister: Margie Kinney of Asheboro, NC; 1 Brother-in-law: Everette Johns of Charlotte, NC; Also: a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to any Hospice organization of one’s choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Johns Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, September 2, 2014.

 

Ruth Gulledge Lisenby

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Ruth Gulledge Lisenby, age 91, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 5:00 PM, Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Hopewell Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation immediately followed the service of committal in the Hopewell Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

 

Mrs. Lisenby was born April 24, 1923 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Julius Preston and Ida Burch Gulledge. She was a graduate of Ruby High School, Class of 1940, and a retired employee of Burlington Industries, with 35 years of service. Mrs. Lisenby was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, where she served as a former Sunday school teacher, choir member, member of the fellowship hall committee, and a faithful member of the WMU. Ruth was a true people person, who never met a stranger. She enjoyed faithfully serving in her church, and her greatest love was for that of her family. In addition to her parents, Ruth was also preceded in death by her husband, James E. “Bill” Lisenby; 2 brothers, Jimmy and Ellis Gulledge; and 1 sister, Lucy Martin.

 

Survivors include 3 Sons: Mitchell (Doris) Lisenby, Dewitt (Patricia) Lisenby both of Chesterfield, SC, and Kevin (Janice) Lisenby of Lancaster, SC; 3 Daughters: Billie (Glynn) Sikes, Catherine (David) Sellers, and Sherri Linton all of Chesterfield, SC; 13 Grandchildren: Debra (Clay) Morphis of Chapin, SC, Tammy (Rev. Harold) Cooke, Glenda Freeman, Caroline Tyler, Marie (Rick) Bass, Chris (Barbara Gail) Sellers, Michele (Neil) Adams, Michael (Chasity) Lisenby, Thomas Linton, and Jarred Linton all of Chesterfield, SC, Angie Lisenby of Cheraw, SC, Jimmy (Kim) Lisenby of Ruby, SC, and Cory Lisenby of Lancaster, SC; Also: 22 Great Grandchildren.

 

The family would like to express their heart-felt appreciation to all the caregivers, and the staff of Chesterfield Convalescent Center for the love and care shown to Mrs. Lisenby.

 

Memorials may be made to the Hopewell Baptist Church, 15066 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to the Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of  Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lisenby family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, September 2, 2014.

 

Clara Melton Bivens

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mrs. Clara Melton Bivens, March 5, 1919-August 22, 2014. Services were held Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2pm, at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church in Morven, NC.

 

Amidst early morning stillness our beloved matriarch, Clara Mae Melton Bivens, traded this earthly journey for a life of eternal rest—a place where she had anticipated dwelling; a place about which she had often spoken, and a place where she had no fear of transitioning.

 

Clara Mae Melton Bivens departed this life on Friday, August 22, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. A native of Chesterfield, SC, she was born on March 5, 1919 to the late William (Bill) and Sally Frances Streater Melton. She was wedded to John William Bivens.

 

She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Later, she joined with the fellowship of New Zion Baptist Church in Chesterfield. Clara was an active and faithful member of New Zion. She served in leadership and member capacity over the years on the Usher, Missionary, Hymn Choir and Pastor’s Aide ministries, until her health no longer permitted.

 

Clara received her education in the public schools of Chesterfield County and retired from Armour Foods. Her warm and witty personality garnered her many friends of all ages and backgrounds. Clara was happiest spending time with her extended family, gardening, sewing, quilting, and cross-stitching birth announcements for her grandchildren. She was most pleased with her artwork that she started in her eighties. Most often you would find her reading her Bible and no one escaped a visit with her without her sharing her wisdom to “keep God first—and don’t forget to pray.” As a member of the Grand Court Order of Calanthe, she joined others in exhibiting charity and support within the community.

 

Mrs. Bivens was preceded in death by her husband, John William Bivens, 3 brothers, Mander Melton, Leon Melton, Jesse Melton, 3 sisters Thelma Smith, Flora Tillman, Myrtle Lewis, one granddaughter, Joyce Ann Crowder and one great grandson Danny Barrino.

 

To cherish her memories she leaves her children: Eloise Crowder (Henry) of Charlotte, NC, Dorothy (Homer) Barrino of Marshville, NC, Elois Smith of Dorchester, MA, Nolen (Pamela) Bivens of Woodbridge, VA, Deborah (John) Cunningham of Charlotte, NC, Frances (Daniel) Davis of Charlotte, NC, Leander (Marnita) Bivens of Cheraw, and Mattie (Thomas) Brown of Charlotte, NC; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grand-children; one sister-in-law Mrs. Willie Mae Melton of Chesterfield, SC; three nieces: Mrs. Ada Walls of Aberdeen, NC, Mrs.Betty Walls of Wadesboro, NC, Barbara Melton of Philadelphia, PA and a host of other relatives and friends. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 9, 2014.

 

Robert Alton Davis

CHERAW - Robert Alton Davis, 82, died Saturday, August 30, 2014. Born in Marion, SC he was a son of the late Robert Benjamin and Edith Goude Davis. He was a member of American Legion Post 114. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family especially his grandchildren. He was a US Army Veteran and had also served in the SC National Guard and the SC State Guard.

 

Surviving is his wife of sixty years, Juanita Boatwright Davis of the home, sons, Dennis Davis of Cottageville, SC, Donald Davis of Cushion, AR, daughters, Sharon Bryant of Andrews, SC, Christine Smith of Cheraw, SC, Hope Nolan of Wallace, SC, Carla Cooper of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Juanita West of Dunn, NC, seventeen grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a daughter, Sheila D. Cooper, brothers, Francis Davis, Marvin Davis, Jeff Davis and a sister, Barbara Yarbrough.

 

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial with military honors was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Memorial to: Westside Baptist Church, Building Fund, 105 Claremont Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or The American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 9, 2014.

 

Sam L. Jones Sr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Sam L. Jones, Sr., age 86, died Tues- day, September 2, 2014 at his home.

 

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Interment with military honors followed in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Jones was born March 27, 1928 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Paul Cornelius and Nezzie Boatwright Jones. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict, and a member of the SC Army National Guard. Mr. Jones was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church, and the American Legion Post 73. He was the owner and operator of Sam Jones Grocery for over 50 years. He was known as a pillar of the community, and was always willing to help his friends and neighbors.

 

In addition to his parents, Sam was also preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Marcille Jones; an infant son; 2 sisters, Esther Jones Davis and Ruth Jones Rivers; and 2 brothers, Lloyd Jones and William Jones.

 

Survivors include 1 Son: Sam L. (Betsy Lowe) Jones, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Daughters: Corinthea (Bob) Prewitt of Greenville, SC and Vivian (Mike) Golwitzer of Holly, MI;  Grandchildren: Anna (Mentus) Okoro of Gwangju, S. Korea, Melissa (Brad) Dover of Seneca, SC, Michael Golwitzer of Louisville, KY, Carrie Rhyne, and Kelley (William Custer) Jones both of Chesterfield, SC; 8 Great Grandchildren; 1 Sister: Mary Margaret Hess of Charlotte, NC 1 Brother: Henley (Margaret Helen) Jones of Cheraw, SC; Also: numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jones Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 9, 2014.

 

Mack Coy Nicholson

RUBY - Mr. Mack Coy Nicholson, age 74, died Thursday, September 4, 2014. A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Ruby Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Ruby Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

 

Mr. Nicholson was born December 3, 1939 in Mt. Croghan, SC a son of the late Ross Edward and Dezzie Summerford Nicholson. He attended Mt. Croghan Grammar School and Pageland High School, and was a former employee of Klopman Steel Plant in Cordova, NC, and Tri-State Motor Transit in Ruby, SC. Coy retired from Gerrard Tire Company as a machinist and electrician with 24 years of service, and currently was serving as a Chesterfield County Court Bailiff. Mr. Nicholson served as a member of Ruby Town Council for 6 years, and served as Mayor of the Town of Ruby for 27 years. Coy was a member of Ruby Baptist Church 1965, where he served as former deacon, Sunday school teacher, choir member, and Brotherhood director. He also was the former Baptist Men’s Director of the Chesterfield Baptist Association, and a member of the BWZ Men’s Club. Mr. Nicholson was a charter member of the Ruby-Mt. Croghan Volunteer Fire Department where he served for many years as Captain, and was a member, Vice President, and Past President of the WOW Lodge 516. Coy was a member and past master of Ruby Masonic Lodge 314, and was also a member and past master of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220. Mr. Nicholson was also a member of the Omar Shrine Temple, Excelsior Chapter #23 and Council #9, Delphi Commandery #8, KYCH, Scottish Rites 32nd degree, and was a member and past president of the Darlington County Red Fez Club and Jolly Jeepsters. Coy was the number 1 and number 2 fundraiser for several years in the Omar Temple for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital Fund.

 

In addition to his parents, Coy was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Muriel Boan, Elsie Cooper, and Ann Campbell.

 

Survivors include Wife: Linda Gainor Nicholson of the home; 1 Daughter: Patricia (Randy) Johnson of Ruby, SC; 1 Brother: Frank (Betty) Nicholson of Mt. Croghan, SC; 1 Sister: Dot N. Wilkerson of Ruby, SC; Also: a number of nieces and nephew

 

Memorials may be made to Ruby-Mt. Croghan Fire Department, P.O. Box 8, Mt. Croghan, SC 29727, Shriner’s Childrens Hospital in memory of Nobel Mack C. Nicholson #21312,950 W Faris Rd, Greenville, SC 29605, or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Nicholson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 9, 2014.

 

Denny Ray Gaskins

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Denny Ray Gaskins, age 52, died Saturday, September 6, 2014 at his home.

 

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment followed in the Shiloh United Methodi St Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 6:00 –8:00 PM Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Gaskins was born September 22, 1961 in Chesterfield,SC a son of the late William Preston “Douglas” and Evelyn Gladys Patrick Gaskins. He was an employee of Mar Mac and in his spare time enjoyed working on and riding in his Z-28. Mr. Gaskins enjoyed fishing, watching college football, and was an avid USC fan. In addition to his parents, Denny was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Geraldine Oliver and Susan Gaskins Hodge.

 

Survivors include Wife: Lorrie T. Gaskins of the home; 2 Sons: Chad V. (Karri) Gaskins of Edwards, CA, and Brad P. (Alyssa) Gaskins of Ward, AR; And their mother: Toni Petty of Laurinburg, NC; 1 Daughter: Demie N. Gaskins of the home; Twin Sister: Jenny G. (Kevin) Hildebrand of Bennettsville, SC; Sisters: Faye G. Chewning of Cheraw, SC and Sheila G. (Barry Sims) Shaw of Chesterfield, SC; Brothers: William P. “Buster” (Sandy) Gaskins of Hartsville, SC, Timothy P. (Ellen) Gaskins of Locust, NC, and George Monroe “G.M.” Gaskins of Chesterfield, SC; Also: Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gaskins Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 16, 2014.

 

Martin L. Hair Jr.

RUBY - Mr. Martin L. Hair, Jr., age 57, died Sunday, September 7, 2014. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Fairview Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Hair was born November 23, 1956 in Orangeburg, SC a son of the late Martin Laurie Hair, Sr. and Dorothy Ann Herlong Hair. He was a retired employee of Crown Cork and Seal with over 24 years of service. Mr. Hair was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, Martin was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Brooks Wayne Hair and Mark Manley Hair.

 

Survivors include Wife of 35 years: Joan R. Hair of the home; 2 Daughters: Ashley Hair (Brian) Blackmon of Pageland, SC and Jessica Leigh Hair of the home; 1 Sister: Cynthia Ann Hair of Winnsboro, SC; 1 Nephew: David Hair of Chesterfield, SC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC  is serving the Hair family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 16, 2014.

 

John ‘Pinky’ A. Jackson

PAGELAND - Mr. John “Pinky” A. Jackson, 80, of Pageland, South Carolina went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Preston House in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Mr. Jackson was born on September 4, 1934 in Pageland, South Carolina to the late Robert and Bessie Sullivan Jackson. John “Pinky” Jackson later united in marriage to his sweet heart Minnie Sue Mills, who precedes him in death. He is preceded in death by his Sister, Margaret Tippins and Brother, Bobby Jackson. “Pinky” was a Lineman and a Line Supervisor for Lynches River Electric Cooperative for 42 years.

 

He is survived by his Son, Larry Jackson (Cindy) of Tega Cay, SC; Daughter, Kathy Tuttle (Bryan) of Rock Hill, SC; Brothers, J.T. Jackson (Betty) of Lansing, MI, Therald Jackson (Joyce) of Monroe, NC and Bert Jackson (Tillie) of Pageland, SC;

Grandchildren, John Stephen Jackson (Joanie) of Fort Mill, SC, Christopher Lee Jackson (Emily) of Fort Mill, SC, Travis Stine (Ming) of Boston, MA and Nathan Stine of Wilmington, NC and Great Grandchildren, Chloe Marie Jackson, John Wyatt Jackson and Carter Lee Jackson all of Fort Mill, SC.

 

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 12:00 PM Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Providence Baptist Church with Dr. Dewey Thomas and Pastor Roger Wall officiating. The burial followed in the Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Providence Baptist Church in the Family Life Center.

 

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Joe Martin ALS Foundation, 100 N. Tryon St Suite 3420, Charlotte, NC 28202.  

 

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, SC is handling the arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 16, 2014.

 

Sarah Davis Polson

CHERAW - Mrs. Sarah Davis Polson, age 76, died Friday, September 12, 2014 at her home.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Evans-Spencer-Robeson Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday, September 14, 2014 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Polson was born January 7, 1938 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Clyde Eugene and Nina Evans Davis. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a homemaker.

 

Mrs. Polson was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. Sarah enjoyed gardening, growing pretty flowers, and cooking. In addition to her parents, Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Walker L. “Red” Polson; a son, Timothy “Tim” Polson; and by a sister, Betty D. Evans.

 

Survivors include son: Samuel E. “Sam” Polson of Wallace, SC; Daughter: Rebecca P. Teal of Cheraw, SC; 2 Granddaughters: Brittany Polson and Nina Teal; Brother: Clyde E. “Buster” Davis of Chesterfield, SC; Sister: Ann (Bob) Bellamy of Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

MEMORIALS: May be made to Embrace Hospice, 1220 Bennettsville Square, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Polson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 16, 2014.

 

Richard Keith Robinson

CHERAW - Richard Keith Robinson, 44, died Sunday, September 7, 2014. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of Barbara Branham Robinson of Cheraw, SC and the late Johnny Michael Robinson.

 

Surviving is his son, Michael Dalton Robinson of Bennettsville, SC, a daughter, Gracelynn Hope Robinson of Bennettsville, SC, his mother listed above, a brother, Todd (Sharon) Robinson, a sister, Pam Robinson (Randy) Shaw of Chesterfield, SC; nieces, Kelley Morton of Cheraw, SC, Bridget Poplin of Wadesboro, NC, Krystal Robinson of Rock Hill, SC and his ex-wife Ginny Smith of Bennettsville, SC.

 

The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

A memorial service was held 3:00 PM Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 16, 2014.

 

Virgil E. Skipper

CHERAW - Virgil E. Skipper, 65 died Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Born in Cheraw SC he was the son of the late Samuel and Julia Ann Pegues Skipper. He was retired from the Town of Cheraw.

 

Surviving is his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Pegues of Cheraw, SC, also several cousins.

 

A graveside memorial service was held 5:00 PM, Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Forest Pine Church, Cheraw, SC.

 

Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 16, 2014.

 

Mary Anne Tipton

CHERAW - Mrs. Mary Anne Tipton, age 70, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Friday, September 12, 2014 at Miller-Rvers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Tipton was born December 11, 1943 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late Charlie and Rodie Lyons Childers. She was a retired secretary with Galey & Lord, and was a faithful member of Windsor Park Free Will Baptist Church. Anne enjoyed singing, going to church, and spending time with her family. She was a proud grandmother and loved her grandson Cameron very much. Anne was also an avid Elvis fan.

 

Survivors include Husband: Paul Tipton of the home; 1 Daughter: Tonie T. (Ricky) Brock of Cheraw, SC; 1 Grandson: Cameron Brock of Cheraw, SC; 2 Brothers: Charles (Sue) Childers and Howard Childers both of Cheraw, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29212.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Tipton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 16, 2014.

 

Howard ‘Dean’ Brown Jr.

CHERAW – Howard “Dean” Brown, Jr. 55, died Monday, September 1, 2014. Born in Darlington, SC he was a son of the late Howard “Buddy” Brown, Sr. and Jaunita Keith Brown. He enjoyed all kinds of music, building things, reading, riding on dirt roads, fishing, college football, and was a World War II history buff. He loved having cookouts with family and friends.

 

Surviving is his wife, Joyce Ellen Perkins Brown of the home, a son, Howard Kevin Brown of Laurinburg, NC, a daughter, Audrey Ellen Brown of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Ricky Brown of Cheraw, SC, Rodney Brown of Cassatt, a sister, Renee Brown of Hartsville and four grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers, Tim Brown and Scott Brown.

 

The family received friends 4:00 PM Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

A funeral service was held 5:00 PM Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

 

Memorials to: Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Suite 200,Landover, MD 20785.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9, September 23, 2014.

Mary ‘Monkey’ Stroud Entzminger

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Mary “Monkey” Stroud Entzminger, age 70, died Monday, September 15, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Wednesday September 17, 2014 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Ms. Entzminger was born April 3, 1944 in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Ernest Blease and Geneva Isabel Phillips Stroud. In addition to her parents, Monkey was also preceded in death by her son, Sedley King Entzminger III, and by a sister Jerrel Ernestine Stroud.

 

Surviving, are her loving family, Sedley King Entzminger, Jr., Rosemary E. (Rick) Faile, Jaylin Suther, and Aaron Faile, all of Columbia, SC; Brother: Philip A. “Bo” Stroud of Hartsville, SC; Sisters: Carolyn S. Marlowe of Gaston, SC, Polly S. (Dempsey) Rivers of Indian Trial, NC, Sandra “Sandy” McMorris of Tobaccoville, NC, Betty Ann Stroud of Columbia, SC, and Beverly S. “Cookie” Russell of Winston-Salem, NC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29212 or to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC is serving the Entzminger Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9, September 23, 2014.

 

Maxine Johnson Grimm

PATRICK - Ms. Maxine Johnson Grimm, age 61, died Thurday, September 18, 2014 at her home.

 

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Saturday, September 20, 2014 prior to the service at the fu- neral home.

 

Ms. Grimm  was born June 18, 1953 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late Francis Carroll and Loree Virginia Jordan Johnson. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and was a former restaurant employee, and homemaker. Maxine enjoyed cooking, and was a true people person. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, David Johnson.

 

Survivors include Special Friend and Companion: Tim McLain of Patrick, SC; Children: Greg Rayfield of Patrick, SC, Charlotte R. Hendrix of Charleston, SC, And their Father: Gerald P. Rayfield of Patrick, SC; 2 Grandchildren: Colbin Hendrix and Hailey Hendrix both of Charleston, SC; Brothers: Henry (Annie Mae) Johnson, and Don M. Johnson both of Cheraw, SC; 2 Sisters: Vondell Turnage of Patrick, SC and Dean Johnson of Cheraw,SC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  isserving the Grimm Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9, September 23, 2014.

 

Jerry Lee Hinson Sr.

CHERAW - Jerry Lee Hinson, Sr., 79, died Thursday, September 18, 2014. Born in Chesterfield , SC he was a son of the late Henry

Bunyan and Joyce Jones Hinson. He was a US Navy Veteran. He was retired from J. P. Stevens (Delta #2) in 1995 (38 years). Mr. Hinson was a member of Cheraw First Baptist.

 

Surviving is his wife, Eunice Brasington Hinson of Cheraw, SC, sons, Jay (Mary) Hinson of Cheraw, SC, Jeff (Jacki) Hinson of Florence, SC, a daughter, Lynne (Fowler) Laney of Florence, SC, grandchildren, Lee Hinson, Kayla Hinson, Kyle Graham, Hannah Laney, brothers, Richard (Barbara) Hinson of Rock Hill, SC, Ned (Jane) Hinson of Cheraw, SC, and a sister, Dorothy (Ed) Thaggard of Matthews, NC.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a sister Patricia Thomas Funderburk.

 

The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Cheraw First Baptist Family Life Center.

 

A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Cheraw First Baptist Church. Burial with military honors was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Memorial to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or McLeod Hospice, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502 or Cheraw First Baptist, Building Fund, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9, September 23, 2014.

 

Luther William Jordan

PATRICK - Mr. Luther William Jordan, age 70, died Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at his home.

 

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Friday, September 12, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment will follow in Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was From 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Jordan was born July 5, 1944 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Willis Johnston Jordan and Aline Boan Jordan. He was a retired field foreman and mechanic with Tenner Brothers Winery, and was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Chuch. Luther enjoyed fishing, mechanic work, gardening, and riding his tractor. In addition to his parents, Luther was also preceded in death by a son, Bobby Wayne Jordan and by his sister, Shelby J. Ussery.

 

Survivors include Wife: Daisy Lee Hodge Jordan of the home; 4 Sons: Luther Darrell Jordan of Cheraw, SC, William (Crystal) Jordan of Patrick, SC, Perry Dean Jordan of Kershaw, SC, and Richard (Kim) Jordan of Patrick, SC; 5 Grandchildren: William Jordan, Jr., Melissa (Harvey) Griggs, Jonathan Jordan, Blake (Rose) Jordan, Matthew Jordan; 2 Brothers: Bobby Jordan of Patrick, SC and Howard Jordan of Columbia, SC; ALSO: Nieces and Nephews.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jordan Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9, September 23, 2014.

 

Roy Pressley Kirkley

JEFFERSON - Mr. Roy Pressley Kirkley, age 80, of Jefferson, SC, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, while surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice.

 

Mr. Kirkley was born February 26, 1934, in Jefferson, SC to the late George and Nettie N. Jordan Kirkley.

 

He later united in marriage to Bonnie Donahue. He was a lifetime farmer and owner of Hartsville Lumber and Barns. He was also a member of Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church. He is predeceased by two Sisters, Nancy Kirkley and Betty Sue Kirkley.

 

Mr. Kirkley is survived by his Wife, Bonnie Donahue Kirkley of the home; Sons, Scott Kirkley (Jill) of Jefferson, SC and Neal Kirkley of Jefferson, SC; Brother, Melvin Kirkley of Pageland, SC; Grand-children, Hannah Kirkley, Connor Kirkley, Clark Kirkley, all of Jefferson, SC, Bradley Kirkley of Morganton, NC and Greta Moree of Pageland, SC and seven Great Grandchildren.

 

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church in Jefferson, SC with Pastor Rodney Kirkley and Pastor Farrar Griggs officiating. Entombment followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland Mausoleum.

 

The family received friends at Mr. Kirkley’s home on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

 

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, 1357 Johnson Rd, Jefferson, SC 29718.

 

The family would like to thank the following Caregivers: Linda McCarn, Rachel Eubanks, Shelia Oliver, Tammy Wright and Lisa Terry.

 

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, SC   is handling the arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9, September 23, 2014.

 

 

Charlie Glenn Dudley

CHESTERFIELD - The Reverend Charlie Glenn Dudley, age 80, died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at his home.

 

A memorial service was held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. The family received family and friends immediately following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall. Rev. Dudley was born September 2, 1934 in Oates, SC a son of the late Thomas Wilbon and Theo Lafferty Dudley. He attended Erskine College and was a graduate of Coker College and Emory University. Charlie was a retired United Methodist Minister for many years and was always very active in the Youth Programs. He was also a  U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. In addition to his parents, Charlie was also preceded in death by his first wife Margaret Ann Dudley.

 

Survivors include Wife: Glenda S. Lisenby of the home; 4 Sons: Chuck Dudley of Columbia, SC, Art Dudley of Ware Shoals, SC, Chris Dudley of Missouri, and Jamie (Tiffany) Dudley of Marietta, SC; Stepchildren: Steve Lisenby and Susan L. Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; Grandchildren: Houston Dudley, McKenzie Dudley, Taylor Dudley, J.J. Dudley, Jacob, Tori, and Abby Lisenby, and Betsy and Jesse Sellers; and 3 Sisters: Gloria (Hank) White of Florence, SC, Terry (Jake) Watford of Oates, SC, and Linnie Field of Rifle, CO.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Ebenezer United Methodist Church, c/o Nathan Rivers, 681 Watson Hill Lane, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC is serving the Dudley Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 30, 2014.

 

Dean Thomas ‘Tommy‘ Linton

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Dean Thomas “Tommy” Linton, age 59, died Monday, September 22, 2014 at his home.

 

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Douglas Mill Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Linton was born March 10, 1955 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Sandy Dargan Linton and Katie Lee Oliver Linton Burr. He was a 1973 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a retired employee of INA USA. Mr. Linton was a member of Douglas Mill Baptist Church. Tommy was an avid out-doorsman and enjoyed horses, working on cars, and spending time with grandson.

 

Survivors include 2 Sons: Thomas Linton and Jarred Linton both of Chesterfield, SC; Grandson: LaKen Del Linton; Brother: Mickey (Frances) Linton of Jefferson, SC; and Sister: Sandra (Billy Locklear) Gainey of Chesterfield, SC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Linton family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 30, 2014.

 

Randall Lee Massey

CHERAW - Randall Lee Massey, 60, son of late, Clifton Massey and Marjorie C. Brigman died Sunday, September 21, 2014. McCollom-Myers Mortuary & Cremation Services have been entrusted with arrangements.

 

Mr. Massey was born in Covington, KY. He enlisted in the United States Army, where he received an honorable discharge after several years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Phyllis Gall.

 

Surviving are his children, Jessica Massey, Leigha Massey, and Randall Massey, Jr.; sisters, Brenda Hayes and Kaye Brigman Rogers; brothers, Jimmy Grissom and Dean Brigman; five grandchildren; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 30, 2014.

 

Fred B. Pate

CHERAW - Mr. Fred B. Pate, age 85, died Sunday, September 21, 2014.

 

A funeral service was held at 12:00 PM, Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at North Cheraw Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation was from 11:00 AM to 12:00, Wednesday, prior to the service at the Church.

 

Mr. Pate was born June 11, 1929 in Cheraw, SC a son of the late James Leonard and Rosa Sweat Pate. He was a retired Police Officer having worked with the Cheraw Police Department and the Bennettsville Police Department. Fred was a retired Security Guard with INA USA. He was a member and former Deacon of North Cheraw Baptist Church. Fred enjoyed working in his yard and fishing. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Emily Brock Pate and by his brothers, Frank, W. T. Johnny, Lacy, James “Blondie”, and Nathan Pate, and by his sister, Gertrude Biles.

 

Survivors include 1 Son: F. Wayne Pate of Patrick, SC; 1 Daughter: Kathy P. (Dwight) Byrd of Lexington, SC; Also 7 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to Tide Water Hospice, 2858 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC 29169 or North Cheraw Baptist Church, 101 Hartzell Avenue, Cheraw, SC 29520.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Pate family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 30, 2014.

 

William Leonard Ratliff Sr.

MCBEE - Funeral services for William Leonard Ratliff, Sr. age 82, who passed away September 20, were held Saturday at 3:00 at McBee Baptist Church. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. Rev. Charlie Short and Rev. Ken Hughes officiated. Burial was in the McBee Cemetery with Masonic Rites, directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville. Mr. Ratliff was born in Cheraw a son of the late Walter David and Bertha Brock Ratliff. He was retired from DuPont, was employed with Seaboard Airline Railroad, member of the McBee Masonic Lodge No. 313 and a member of the McBee Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Christine Blackwell Ratliff, Bethune; one son, William Leonard (Lynn) (Ellice) Ratliff, Tulsa, OK; four daughters, Deborah “Debbie” (Scott) Timms, Hartsville, Monissa Dawn (Dennis) West, Bethune, Tonda Ratliff (Randy) Thomas, Danville, VA and Laura Ratliff (Steven) Lovelace, McBee; five brothers, Jerry Ratliff, Charlotte, Bobby Ratliff, Wallace, Henry Ratliff, Cheraw, Kenneth “Tim” Ratliff, Rockingham, N.C. and Clinton Ratliff, Chesterfield; one sister, Rebecca Sellers, Ruby; 9 grandchildren, Brandy W. Melton, Crystal Earle, Kelly West, Daniel Earle, Hank Ratliff, Hailey Lovelace, Claire Ratliff, Alana Thomas, William “Billy” Lovelace ; three great grandchildren, Kayleigh West, Clara Beth Earle and Kimber Melton. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Seldon Thomas; siblings, Charles Ratliff, Fannie “Pat” Moore. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 181 East Evans Street, Florence, S.C. 29506. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 30, 2014.

 

Scott Allen Tubbs

PAGELAND - Scott Allen Tubbs, 51, died Thursday, September 25, 2014. Born in Hot Springs, AR he was a son of Martha (Curt) Schoneboom of Arlington, TX and Jack Forster of Bluffton, SC. He was a retired US Army Veteran. He was a member of NRA. He enjoyed range and target firearm, golf, hunting and four wheeling with his grandsons. He will be missed by his loving family and his dogs Makea and Lexie.

 

Surviving is his wife, Angela Drew Tubbs of Pageland, SC, daughters, Lisa Drew Sexton of Pageland, SC, Sandra Drew Vargas of Bluffton, SC, grandchildren, Christian Vargas and Brantley Sexton, his parents listed above, a brother John (Leslie) McCall of Anchorage, AK, and a sister, Cynthia Furr of Corinth, TX.

 

The family received friends 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 2:00 PM, Monday September 29, 2014 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, SC.

 

Memorial to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 30, 2014.