The Link Obituaries – 2015

 

Berryman Edwards  'Ted' Coggeshall Jr.

CHERAW - Dr. Berryman Edwards “Ted” Coggeshall, Jr., 85, died Saturday, December 27, 2014. He was the son of the late Lurline Parrott and Berryman Edwards Coggeshall, Sr. He was a graduate of St. John’s High School, Darlington, SC, attended Duke University obtaining a BS in Biology – Phi Beta Kappa, Doctor of Medicine, Duke University – Alpha Omega Alpha, Intern at Philadelphia General Hospital, President Blockley Medical Society, Residency in General Surgery at Tulane University. Dr. Coggeshall was a member, Deacon, and Elder at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC, past member of the Board of Directors of Chesterfield General Hospital, past Board of Trustee member at Francis Marion University, past Board member of Kiwanis, Board member at Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic, member of Cheravians, recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award from Cheraw Chamber of Commerce, Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver, currently on Board of Matheson Memorial Library.

     Dr. Coggeshall is survived by his wife, Ina Aven Coggeshall of Cheraw, SC, a son, Berryman Edwards Coggeshall, III of Murrells Inlet, SC, daughters, Callie Andrews of Myrtle Beach, SC, Lucia Coggeshall of Murrells Inlet, SC, a brother, William Dargan Coggeshall of Murrells Inlet, SC, and five grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother, Albert Parrott Coggeshall.

     The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Monday, December 29, 2014 at the home.

     A memorial service was held 3:00 PM Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic of Cheraw, P.O. Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520, Cheraw Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 28, Cheraw, Cheraw, SC 29520 or the charity of your choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 06, 2015.

 

Randolph H. Crenshaw

PATRICK - Mr. Randolph H. Crenshaw, age 95, died Friday, January 2, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Monday, January 5, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. Visitation was 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Monday, January 5, 2015 prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Crenshaw was born July 20, 1919 in Patrick, SC a son of the late Guy Sanford and Charlotte Curry Crenshaw. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School and a retired farmer and logger. Mr. Crenshaw was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Randolph was the oldest member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed singing, old cars, and spending time with family and friends. In addition to his parents, Randolph was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Ruby Caulder Crenshaw; two brothers, Ira and Junior Crenshaw; a sister, Margie Binder; and son-in-law, Bobby Morris.

     Survivors include 2 Sons: Virgil (Mildred) Crenshaw of Cheraw, SC and Tony (Gloria) Crenshaw of Patrick, SC' 3 Daughters: Bonnie C. Morris of Cheraw, SC, Joyce C. (Tom) Smith of Patrick, SC, and Gail C. Paul and Malcom Tolson of Patrick, SC; Also 10 Grandchildren and 19 Great Grandchildren; 1 Brother: Marion (Cornelia) Crenshaw of Hartsville, SC.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crenshaw family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 06, 2015.

 

Ellen Sessions McLain

CHERAW - Mrs. Ellen Sessions McLain, age 80, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at her home. A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     The family received family and friends immediately following the graveside service at the cemetery, and at other times at the home 7881 Teals Mill Road, Cheraw, SC.

     Mrs. McLain was born on February 20, 1934 in Camden, SC, a daughter of the late Paul Otis Sessions Sr. and Mary Scott Sessions. She was the retired owner and

operator of NAPA Auto Parts in Society Hill, SC, and attended North Cheraw Baptist Church. Ellen enjoyed gardening, growing pretty flowers, decorating and birds. In addition to her parents, Ellen was also preceded in death by her husband, Fulton H. McLain and by 2 brothers, Paul O. Session, Jr. and Randolph “Randy” Sessions.

     Survivors include Son: Terry W. McLain, Sr. of Cheraw, SC; 2 Daughters: Connie McLain (Rev. Randy) Bishop of Hamlet, NC and Donna McLain (Victor) Barefoot of Cheraw, SC; Brother: Sam Sessions of Ocean Isle Beach, NC; Sister: Jewell Sessions (Jack) Jones of Wadesboro, NC; 8 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, and her dog “Oscar.”

     Memorials may be made to North Cheraw Baptist Church, 101 Hartzell Ave., Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  Is serving the McLain family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 06, 2015.

 

Henry Preston Pegues

CHERAW - Mr. Henry Preston Pegues, age 90, died Saturday, January 3, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 5, 2015 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

     Mr. Pegues was born August 1, 1924, in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Thomas and Lucy Wallace Pegues. He was a retired truck driver and a Chesterfield County DSS worker, and a US Air Force veteran of WWII. Henry was a longtime member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday school member, a member of the Men’s club, and a former cemetery committee member.

     He loved gospel music and served on the board of the Chesterfield County Singing Convention for years. In addition to his parents, Henry was also preceded in death by his son, Larry Wayne Pegues, a daughter, Angela Kay Johnson, a granddaughter, Wendy Johnson, and by his brother and 5 sisters.

     Survivors include Wife of 70 years: Margaret Allen Pegues of the home; Daughter: Patricia P. (James) Morris of Cheraw, SC; 4 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren.

     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice House, 1203 East Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Pegues Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 06, 2015.

 

Marcelyn Walton Wright

FOUNTAIN INN – Marcelyn Walton Wright who brought so much joy and happiness to those fortunate people who knew her passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Columbia, South Carolina on Friday, December 19. She was 87 years young. Marcy was born in Marshall, North Carolina in 1927 to Doctor John Cornelius and Minnie Lee McDowell Walton.

    Her early years were spent in the mountains of North Carolina where her father served as a pharmacist to the communities of Marshall, Hendersonville, Saluda and Mars Hill. Her family moved to Fountain Inn, South Carolina in 1936 where her father opened a drug store on Main Street. Marcy attended Furman University and majored in music. Marcy loved all genres of music and even embraced the rock and roll of the 1960s, when she raised three teenagers. She met her future husband James (Jimmy) C Wright Jr. of Cheraw, South Carolina while at Furman. They were married in 1947. She was a member of the choir of Cheraw United Methodist Church and never lost her spontaneous accompaniment despite her declining health.

     While small in stature, Marcy was large in life. She embraced every situation with a positive open mind and never did a stranger cross her path. She enjoyed tailgating at football games, peel and eat shrimp, the occasional margarita, and preparing her famous chicken salad and baked beans for gatherings of family and friends. An avid reader she normally had 3-4 books underway at any one time. She loved crossword puzzles and she and her sister, Gwen, shared these, often finishing each other’s puzzles. A student of family history, she was always seeking additional knowledge. She, Gwen and John Allen would travel the United States investigating genealogy leads, meeting “new” relatives and making rubbings of headstones in cemeteries along the way. The family tale is no matter where they were, they always had to stop for coffee in a “real cup” about 3pm each day. She loved to travel, often making trips to visit children, other relatives or with friends touring the national landmarks of the United States. Her thirst for knowledge and new adventures, large and small, was endless.

     She raised her children in Cheraw, South Carolina and taught them to respect others, along with an understanding of morality and truthfulness. She believed in “doing the right thing” no matter how much it may hurt. “Green Granny” and Aunt Marcy loved and relished the opportunities to be with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews and later their children. Marcy was a leader of Cub Scouts and Brownies, a fan of tee ball, little league baseball, football, soccer, band, chorus and choir performances and was a “master assistant” to numerous school science projects. She enjoyed fishing at Lake Robinson and off the Garden City pier during trips to the beach. She was there for kindergarten to college graduations, confirmations and baptisms. Marcy was very proud of the varied and excellent accomplishments of the children in her extended family. A trusted confidant and adviser, she instilled confidence and independence in all her “children.”

     Marcy’s professional career was with JP Stevens for 25 years where she managed product inventory across 27 states before she retired in Greenville, South Carolina. Shortly, after her retirement, she moved to Summerville, South Carolina to be near her aging mother. She returned home to Fountain Inn, the area where she grew up and continued to live there on the land of her ancestors, the Austins, Armstrongs, Pedens, McDowells and Waltons until her move to Columbia in 2012. Her Fountain Inn home was within a stone’s throw of the farm owned by her sister Gwen and her husband John Allen, where they were able to spend time together for over 35 years.

    She is predeceased by her parents, former husband, and brothers-in-law, Evan Norton of Columbus, Mississippi and Bill Walton of Cheraw, South Carolina and sister-in-law Virginia Dare (Snookie) Allison and brother-in-law Graham Allison of Charlotte North Carolina.

     Marcy is survived by her loving sister Gwen and her husband John Allen Mimms of Fountain Inn. Sisters- in-law, Shirley Anne Walton of Cheraw, South Carolina and Dorothy Elizabeth Norton of Columbus, Mississippi.

     Her children, sons James (Grace) C Wright III and John Richard (Myra) Wright of Columbia South Carolina and daughters Marcelyn (Lyn) Ellen Wright of Charlotte North Carolina and Deborah Ann (Ronnie) Quick of Cheraw South Carolina.

     Her grandchildren, Mary Celeste (Chris) Bowie, James (Barbara) C Vrable, Matthew R. Medeiros, Katherine (Trae) Myers, Amanda (James) Myers, Casey (Andy) Nolan and Jenna Quick.

     Marcy has nine great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in her extended and loving family. During the last years in Fountain Inn, she was especially fond of her friend and caregiver, Brenda Kellet, with whom she had the opportunity to regale her with family stories and tales.

     A private memorial will be held with her family. Per her wishes, and as she lived her life, Marcy has requested a grand gathering of family and friends to celebrate her life which is being planned for next spring in Fountain Inn. She will be missed, loved and remembered by many.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in her name be sent to the Fountain Inn Branch of the Greenville County Library located at 311 North Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 06, 2015.

                                 

Brendan Michael Costello

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Brendan Michael Costello, age 87 died Friday, January 9, 2015.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Cheraw, SC. Interment will follow in St. David’s Cemetery.

     A Rosary will be said at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, followed by visitation until 9:00 P.M. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Brendan was born in Ireland, October 18, 1927, and came to the USA in 1959. He worked with MetLife as a manager and charter financial advisor, and was a charter member of MetLife Hall of Fame. Brendan retired to Chesterfield, SC in 1991.

     Survivors include his Wife of 61 years: Angela; 3 daughters Dr. Fiona Nichols, Dr. Brenda Grabb, and Clare Costello; Also 2 Grandsons: Declan and Gavin Grabb.    Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, is serving theCostello family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

 

Charles A. Finch

CHERAW - Charles A. Finch of Cheraw, age 72, went to his eternal heavenly home on January 5, 2015.

     A memorial service was held at 2 pm on January 7, 2015, at White Oak Presbyterian Church. Charles was born on June 19, 1942, the son of A.L. and Nellie Watson Finch. Charles retired from Takata Restraint Systems after 42 years of dedicated service. He was a avid reader and a faithful Gamecock fan. He loved to camp and fish with his wife Diane and was often accompanied by his children and grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his son, Charles Randal and his sister, Martha Lee. Survivors include: his loving wife Diane Watson Finch, daughters: Janice (Jack) Fry of Greenvile, Joni (Keith) Rivers of Ruby, Sarah Beth (Chris) Chavis of Chesterfield and a son, Greg Gaskins, also of Chesterfield. Grandchildren: Nathan and Wesley Fry, Zachary, Logan and Tanner Gaskins, Dakota, Taylor, Savannah, Riley, and Katlin Rivers, Clinton, Jacob and Liberty Chavis. Step grandchildren: Jessie, Keri and Kayla Perdue and Alan Chavis. Memorials can be made to the homeless shelter or food bank of your choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

 

Harry Eugene Gaddy

MORVEN – Mr. Harry Eugene Gaddy, 90, died Monday, December 29, 2014 at Woodridge Assisted Living Center in Monroe.

     Services were 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 by the graveside in Griffin Cemetery in Polkton with Rev. Bill Whitlow officiating.

     The family greeted friends beginning at 10:30am prior to the service at the graveside. Harry was born January 1, 1924 in Anson County, NC a son of the late Simeon McRae Gaddy and Emma Ethel Porter Gaddy. He was a graduate of Wadesboro High School and attended Wingate Junior College after returning from serving in the United States Navy during World War II. He retired from the Southern California Transit District.

     Surviving are his wife, Faire Belle Tucker Gaddy; his sons, Harry E. “Gene” Gaddy, Jr. and William M. “Bill” Gaddy and wife, Elaine both of Los Angeles, CA; his grandchildren, Rachel and Jestin Gaddy both of Los Angeles, CA; his brother and sister, Clayton C. Gaddy of Kernersville and Margaret Helen Hamden of Cheraw, SC.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, J.W., Ray, Ed and Hubert Gaddy, Betty Ruth Hamden and Emily Sue Finison.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215.

     The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

 

Clayton C. Gaddy Sr.

WADESBORO – Mr. Clayton C. Gaddy, Sr., age 95, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at the Kerner Ridge Assisted Living Facility in Kernersville, NC.

     Funeral services were held at 2:00PM Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home with interment following in Anson Memorial Park. The family greeted friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM.

     Clayton was born in Anson County on April 10, 1919, a son of the late Emma Ethel Porter and Simeon McRae Gaddy. Clayton had five brothers and three sisters. He was a graduate of Wadesboro High School and Catawba College, where he played football and baseball. Upon graduation, Clayton served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII as a P-47 fighter pilot. He was married to the late Anna Bernice Green Gaddy for 66 years until her death in 2008. With over fifty years of service in the textile industry, Clayton retired from Wade Mfg. as Vice President of the finishing division. He was an avid hunter and golfer, and tremendously enjoyed fishing trips with friends and family to his home at Sunset Beach. Clayton was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church until his health failed.

     Survivors include his children, Kaye G. Morgan (Toby) and Jeanne G. Maynard both of Salisbury, Clayton C. Gaddy Jr. (Merry Anne) of Summerville, SC, Judy G. Sheetz (Greg) of Cornelius, and Sim Gaddy II (Rina) of Kernersville; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen G. Hamden of Cheraw, SC.

     The family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation to the wonderful staff at Kerner Ridge Assisted Living.

     Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

 

Kathryn Driggers Hatcher

WALLACE - Kathryn Driggers Hatcher, 71, died Saturday, January 3, 2015. Born in Wallace, SC she was a daughter of the late James and Novella English Driggers. She was the widow of Simmie John Hatcher, Jr. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church and the UMW. She was a LPN with 26 years of service with Marlboro Park Hospital and 5 years of service with Cheraw Healthcare. She enjoyed fishing, knitting, crafts, cannng and baking.

     She is survived by her sons, Robert (Renee) Franklin Hatcher of Cheraw, SC, Earle Thomas Hatcher of Wallace, a sister, Martha Vivian Bryant of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Caitlyn Purvis, Brittany Hatcher and a great grandchild, Braxton Waddel.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a son John Michael Hatcher, and a brother James Edward Driggers.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, January 5, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.

     Memorials to: Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

 

Jackie Melton

CHERAW - Mr. Jackie Melton, age 58, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at his home.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Wednesday, prior to the service at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Melton was born February 21, 1956 in Cheraw, SC a son of the late Jessie Wade and Lillie Williams Melton. He was a former truck driver. Jackie loved antiques, old signs and bargain shopping. He also loved going to flea markets, auctions, and spending time with his boys and grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Jackie was also preceded in death by his brother, Jessie Evans and by his sister, Mary Melton Davis.

     Survivors include Wife: Sherry Lewis Melton of the home; 3 Sons: Jackie (Cheyene) Melton of Cheraw, SC, Jacob (Allison) Melton of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Drake (Leslie) Melton of Cheraw, SC; 7 Grandchildren: Lily, Clayton, Hailee, Josie, Baylee, Avery, and Emalyn Melton,

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Melton family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

 

Janie Bundy Usher

BENNETTSVILLE – Janie Bundy Usher, 91, died Thursday, January 1, 2015. Born in Bennettsville, SC she was a daughter of the late Warren Lamar and Beulah U. Bundy. She was the widow of Joseph Earl Usher, Jr.

     Surviving is her son, Joseph (Betty) W. Usher of Cheraw, SC, a daughter-in-law, Betty P. Usher of Bennettsville, SC, grandchildren, Brenda Usher Tyndall, David Michael Usher, Jr., Latoria Hope Usher Starling, Dennis Wayne Usher, nine great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a son, David M. Usher, and a sister, Grace B. Howell.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A graveside service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, January 4, 2015 in Sunset Memorial Park, Bennettsville, SC.

     Memorials to: Janie Bundy Usher, Memorial Fund, c/o Kiser Funeral Home, 1020 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

 

Joseph S. “Joe” Valentino

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Joseph S. “Joe” Valentino, age 80, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at his home.

     A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Friendship United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 3, 2015 prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

     Mr. Valentino was born July 26, 1934 in Oswego, NY a son of the late Salvatore and Rose Favata Valentino. He was a retired auto mechanic, welder, and mechanic instructor, and was a U.S. Army Veteran. In addition to his parents,

     Joe was also preceded in death by his first wife Myrtis Adams Valentino and by his sisters Theresa Shannon, and Marie, Grace, and Rose Valentino.

     Survivors include Wife: Nina Rivers Valentino of the home; 3 Sons: Joseph (Julie) Valentino, Jr. of Malone, NY, Louis (Donna) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC and Jerry (Laura) Rivers of Florence, SC; 4 Daughters: Myrtis V. (Mike) Sterio of Oswego, NY, Valerie Pusser and Dianne Williams of Chesterfield, SC and Amanda (Kevin) Rivers-Lucey of Mooresville, NC; Also 15 Grandchildren and 4 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 Valentino Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

 

Bradshaw ‘Lem‘ Funderburk

CHERAW — Bradshaw “Lem” Funderburk son of the late Bradshaw Funderburk and the late Vilela Funderburk was born March 29, 1924 in Chesterfield County, SC and entered into eternal rest on January 6, 2015 at Chesterfield General Hospital. Bradshaw was a life long member of Goodman Creek Baptist Church, being converted at an early age remained faithful until moving north. He also attended the public schools of Chesterfield County.

     After moving north he worked various jobs in Patterson, New Jersey which included brick mason and other construction jobs. He also lived in New York where he was a brick mason.

     Lem moved back to South Carolina many years ago and rejoined Goodman Creek Baptist Church where he served on the Men’s Choir, Senior Choir, Trustee Board and a spokesman for Intercessory Prayer and the oldest man in the Men In Black Chorus where he received many awards.

     Lem was preceded in death by six sisters and brothers: Luzette Levan, Leonard Funderburk, Peggy Funderburk, Evelyn Goeloe, Marion Funderburk, and Mildred Funderburk; and a daughter.

     Those left to mourn his passing are four children: Sterling Funderburk of Hermitage, PA, Bradshaw Jr. of New York, Roberta Jennie Sanders of Ft. Hood, Texas and Vonceil Robinson of Hamlet, NC; one sister Margret Manning of Cheraw; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, cousins and friends. A special cousin, Wallace Funderburk and his adopted son; and a close friend James Bobby Morrison and a special nephew Paul Funderburk.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

 

Robert Glenn Kimrey

CHERAW — Robert Glenn Kimrey, 92, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late Rev. Steven H. and Elizabeth McDowell Kimrey. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC where he was a Sunday School Teacher of the Men’s Bible Class for 15 years. He had served as a Gideon and Mason. He was a US Navy Veteran and a member of the American Legion Five Oaks Post 23 of Cheraw for 63 years. He served for 20 years on the Cheraw Town Council.

     He is survived by his wife, Connie O’Neal Kimrey of Cheraw, SC, stepsons, Ralph O’Neal of Cheraw, SC, Ladd O’Neal of Hartsville, SC, six grandchildren, also, many nieces and nephews, and a special friend of the family Bonnie Rollins.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, his first wife Hazel Jones Kimrey, brothers, Leo Kimrey, Rufus “Jake” Kimrey, Rev. Steven Kimrey, sisters, Sally Lowery, Addy Butler, and Dorothy Kimrey.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, January 16, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A graveside service was held 1:00 PM Saturday, January 17, 2015 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials to: First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

 

Julia Rivers Mullis

PAGELAND — Ms. Julia Rivers Mullis, 81, of Pageland, SC went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 16, 2015 while surrounded by her loving family.

     Ms. Julia Rivers Mullis was born on November 27, 1933 to the late Horace and Tessie Rivers. She later united in marriage to Floyd W. Mullis who precedes her in death. She retired at Dawson Industry as a knitter. When she retired, she enjoyed spending time with her daughters and grandchildren. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Ms. Mullis is preceded in death by her Sister, Kate Plyler.

     Ms. Julia Rivers Mullis is survived by her Daughters, Janet Collins (Ronnie) of Monroe, NC and Pam Hutto (Hamilton) of Pageland, SC, Brothers, William Rivers (Betty) of Bel Air, MD, Gerald Rivers (Janice) of Chesterfield, SC and Robert Rivers (Nancy) of Chesterfield, SC, Sisters, Madge Mullis of Monroe, NC, Barbara Davidson of Lexington, SC, Margaret Davis (D.T.) of Hartsville, SC, Gloria Wallis (Jim) of Columbia, SC, Lynne Davis (Edmund) of Hartsville, SC and Jackie Steen (Jarvis) of Chesterfield, SC, Seven Grandchildren and Nine Great Grandchildren.

     A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 3:30 PM on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Pastor Jeremiah Henderson and Pastor Gerald Rivers officiating. The burial followed at the Church Cemetery.

     The family received friends from 2:30 – 3:30 PM on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

     In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 7723 Pageland Hwy, Monroe, NC, 28112.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, SC is handling the arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

 

Nancy K. (Simonton) Roose

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Nancy K. (Simonton) Roose passed away Friday, January 2, 2015, at her home in Boca Raton, Florida. She was 66.

     She was born July 24, 1948, in Reed City, Michigan, and lived in the LeRoy area until 1986. She was employed with McQuestion & Sons, coached LASSO softball, and volunteered at the First United Methodist Church in LeRoy. Mrs. Roose lived in Cheraw, South Carolina, from 1986 until 2011. She was employed at Crown Cork and Seal in the human resources department. She retired to Boca Raton, Florida, where she enjoyed baking and spending time with family.

     She is survived by her daughters: Heather Roose of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Holly Roose Nilsen (Roy) and two grandsons, Carsen and Grant Nilsen of Boca Raton, Florida; sister, Karen (Mark) Wilkin of Chase, Michigan; and brothers: Craig (Brenda) Simonton of Tustin and James Simonton of Elizabethtown, Tennessee.

     Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Wendall and Ruth Simonton of LeRoy, Michigan; and her husband, Gerald “Toby” Roose, also from LeRoy, Michigan.

     A memorial service in her honor will be held Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Rose Lake Township Hall in LeRoy, Michigan. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Best Foot Forward Foundation which supports students in the foster care system. 

     The family is being served by Avatar Cremation Serices, Boca Raton, Florida. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

 

Thomas Ray Shealy

LITTLE RIVER — Thomas Ray Shealy, of Little River SC,  formally of Chesterfield, SC, passed away on January 4, 2014 at Grand Strand Hospital, surrounded by his family.

     Thomas, was born on October 28, 1941, in Chesterfield SC. Thomas was always hard working man, who started working summers at the age of 12 , on shrimp boats out of Key West FL. Thomas was retired from Shealy Electric & Plumbing, in which he was self employed for close to 40 years. Thomas was also a retired volunteer firefighter. He started his firefighting career in Chesterfield SC and retired from the Little River Fire Department, where he had served as Captain. Thomas also enjoyed building his late model race car in his shop and racing in the challenger division at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. Thomas was a strong man who could do whatever he set his mind on, from building a wooden boat in his yard, to building a house from the ground up.

     Thomas was preceded in death by his mother and father, Sarah Raye Eddins Shealy and Luther Wesley Shealy. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Vanderband Shealy, of the home. His daughters, Susan Shealy Flowers of Timmonsville SC and Kathy Shealy Rogers of Bennettsville SC. His son Thomas Ray Shealy Jr, from Lumber- ton MS. His Stepson, Steven McCaskill from Gatlinburg TN. His grandchildren, Colt Campbell, Jarrett Leviner, Jarrica Leviner, Sky McCaskill., Blake Pullens and Jaxon Kane, His great grandson, Drake Fraizer.

     If anyone would like to send a memorial, please do so to The National Kidney Foundation. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

 

Walter Mitchell ‘Mickey‘ Brooks

GREENWOOD - Mr. Walter Mitchell “Mickey” Brooks, age 65, died Thursday, January 22, 2015.

     A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Chesterfield Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Interment will follow at2:00 PM, Tuesday in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, SC.

     Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, January 26, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

     Mr. Brooks was born February 6, 1949 in Cheraw, SC a son of Lena Ratliff Brooks and the late Walter L. Brooks, III. He was a 1968 graduate of Chesterfield High School Mr. Brooks was a graduate of the SC Criminal Justice Academy and the SC Highway Patroll Academy. Mickey began his law enforcement career as an officer with the Chesterfield Police Department and has served as a SC State Trooper since 1973. He was honored as SC Trooper of the Year in 1979. Mickey was a U.S. Marine Veteran and was a retired SC Army National Guard member with 24 years of service, having served during Desert Storm. Mr. Brooks was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church and Northside Baptist Church in Greenwood, SC.

     Survivors include Wife: Barbara Stewart Brooks of the home; 2 Sons: Ty Brooks of Charleston, SC and Justin (Lacey Wilson) Brooks of Gaffney, SC; Mother: Lena Ratliff Brooks of Chesterfield, SC; Sister: Cynthia (Tommy) Nolan of Cheraw, SC; Nephew: Zack Harpe of Charleston, SC; Mother-in-law: Roma Alexander Stewart of Bishopville, SC.

     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 Brooks Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

 

Audrey Ellen Brown

CHERAW _ Audrey Ellen Brown, 32, died Saturday, January 17, 2015. Born in Florence, SC she was the daughter of Joyce Perkins Brown of Cheraw, SC and the late Howard Dean Brown. She enjoyed listening to music and spending time with her kids.

     Surviving is her mother listed above, daughters, Haley Ingram, Kylie Brown, a brother, Howard Kevin Brown of Laurinburg, NC. The family received friends 4:00 PM Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 5: 00PM Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. The family continued visitation after the service.

     Memorial to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

 

Annie Sue Wilkerson Gooden

PATRICK - Mrs. Annie Sue Wilkerson Gooden, age 70, died Friday, January 23, 2014 at her home.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Monday, January 26, 2015 at Bay Springs Baptist Church. Interment followed in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

     Visitation was 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

     Mrs. Gooden was born February 6, 1944 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Walker Kelly and Joyce Crowley Wilkerson. She was a retired employee of Weller Wire Wrap and a member of Bay Springs Baptist Church. Sue enjoyed cooking, gardening and shopping. She also enjoyed following her grandchildren in sports and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Donald Gooden; two brothers, Vernon and Owen Wilkerson; and five sisters, Margie Lee, Sylverie Wilkerson, Catherine Davis, Ivy Campbell, and Hazel Cassidy.

     Survivors include 1 Son: Donald Lynn (Donna K.) Gooden of Patrick, SC; Grandchildren: Dustin Lynn (Laura C.) Gooden of Abilene, TX, Casey Leigh Gooden of Patrick, SC, and fiancé Spencer McLeod; 3 Sisters: Vennie (Mitchell) Smith, Linda (Ed) Gooden, and Edith Wilkerson all of Patrick, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews, including special niece Michelle White and Betty Jo Starnes.

     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 Gooden Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

 

Sandra Cowick Hall

PAGELAND - Mrs. Sandra Cowick Hall of Pageland, SC passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at home.

    Mrs. Hall was born on April 15, 1944 to the late Furman T. and Ruth Funderburk Cowick. She retired from Bell South in the Accounting Department and was a member of Dudley Baptist Church.

    Mrs. Hall is survived by her husband, Ronald Hall of the home, son, Brian Hall (Erin) of Marshville, NC, daughter, Jennifer Goodnight (Eric Shoe) of Charlotte, NC, sisters, Sue Deering, Phyllis Oliver, and Janet Haigler (Shug) of Pageland, Frances Thompson of Charlotte, NC, and Judy Keller (Bill) of Myrtle Beach, SC, sister-in-law, Phyllis Cowick of Pageland, and grandchildren, Autumn Goodnight, Gavin Osborn, Sulli Hall, Griffin Moore, Abby Moore, and Virginia Shoe.

    A memorial service was held Friday, January 23, 2015 at 3:00 at Dudley Baptist Church with visitation prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

    Memorials may be made to Dudley Baptist Church,5794 White Plains Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

 

Linda Carol Hornback

CHERAW - Linda Carol Hornback, 54, died Sunday, January 18, 2015. Born in Laurinburg, NC she was a daughter of the Sarah Roller of Wallace, SC and the late John Roller. She was a member of Mission of Faith Church, Wallace, SC.

     Surviving is her daughter, April (Brad) Treadaway of Cheraw, SC, her mother listed above, a brother, Al (Carla) Roller, sisters, Sandra (Bob) Hall, Debbie (Rodney) Cohoon, Dorothy (Jimmie) Teal, Sylvia (Gerald) Previtte all of Wallace, grandchildren, Jordan Treadaway and Parker Treadaway.

     The family received friends starting 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Mission of Faith Church, Wallace, SC.

     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Mission of Faith Church, Wallace, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

 

Vera Brady Meadows

WADESBORO – Mrs. Vera Brady Meadows, 90, died peacefully on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Anson Health and Rehab with her family by her side.

     A service to celebrate her long life was held at 1:00 PM Saturday in the Morven United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry King and Rev. Ronnie Sullivan officiating. The family greeted friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

     The oldest of six children, Vera was born in Randolph County on May 28, 1924. She was a daughter of the late Moses Lee Brady and Hazel Edwards Brady Love. Vera grew up in the Greensboro area and enjoyed a very happy childhood filled with great relatives, fun neighbors, and wonderful friends. Her grandmother was particularly influential in her early life and Vera always enjoyed the times spent with “Grandma.” As the oldest child, she was frequently called on to “mother” her younger siblings. As the baby of the family, Jimmy benefited most from his sister’s attention and has never forgotten the affection she showered on him. Following graduation from Rankin High School, she completed her Associate Degree in Business and, in addition to raising her daughter, she enjoyed working at a number of jobs that included selling real estate on the Grand Strand for Fitzgerald Realty, a stint with the Myrtle Beach Journal newspaper, the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce and Ella Memorial Baptist Church in Greensboro. Vera was proudly a longtime member of the Rose Chapter #178 Order of the Eastern Star in Greensboro.

    On September 20, 1947, she married Ernest S. Meadows and together they enjoyed 29 wonderful years before his death in 1976. In 1959, the family relocated to Cheraw, SC where Vera joined the First United Methodist Church. When she realized there was no local Brownie or Girl Scout troop, she promptly organized one for the benefit of young girls in the community. Vera also had a great love for music. She enjoyed playing the piano, the guitar and singing – mostly for herself although she did sing in the church choir in Cheraw. Vera was a terrific wife, mother, and community volunteer working hard at serving her family and neighbors with great love and enthusiasm in everything she did.

     Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie M. Huntley (Tookie) of Wadesboro; two brothers, Jimmy Brady (Barbara) of Greensboro; Lairron Ritter (Marine) of Greensboro; and a sister-in-law, Louise Brady of Kernersville; step-grandchild, Buck Huntley (Jennifer); 5 step-great-grandchildren, Taylor, Christian, Marisa, Kiera and Leeland.. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Edgar, Charles, Jerry, and Bobby Brady; and sisters, Ezlee Pinnix, Leta Westmoreland, and Neva Hilliard.

     The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to both the staff at Anson Health and Rehab and to Dr. Niazi for the kind and compassionate way in which they cared for and loved our mother.

     Memorials may be made to Anson Health and Rehabilitation, Activities Department, 405 S. Greene St., Wadesboro, North Carolina 28170 or to First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Leavitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

 

Frances Faulkner Steele

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Frances Faulkner Steele, died Thursday evening at Morningside Nursing Home in Lancaster, SC. Born March 21, 1930 in Charlotte, NC, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Mable Burch Faulkner.

     A memorial service to celebrate the life of Frances was held Sunday at 2PM from the graveside of Deep Creek Baptist Church. The family received friends following.

     Mrs. Steele is survived by two sons, Gary Steele of Marshville and Chris Steele of Morven; daughters, Tina Rowell of Polkton and  Donna Burdette of Lancaster; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

     In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research – via web site or Deep Creek Baptist Church Music Dept., 1280 Beck Road, Wadesboro, NC 28170.

     Morgan & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Steele. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

 

Sara Yates Cook

CHERAW – Sara Yates Cook, 84, died Monday, January 26, 2015. Born in Cheraw, SC she was the daughter of the late Daniel Clyde and Eula Jane Hathcock Yates. She was the widow of John Edward Cook, Jr. She was retired from Crown, Cork and Seal. She had been a member of Mt. Olivet UMC and First UMC both in Cheraw, SC. She was a member of the Kinsey Mulloy Sunday School Class, and the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. She loved spending time with family.

     Surviving are her daughters, Janice T. (Crawford) Moore of Summerville, SC, Diane T. (Larry) Teal of Rincon, GA, a step-daughter, Annette Cook of Columbia, SC, a brother, Thomas C. Yates of Gastonia, NC, grandchildren, Becky Moore, Katie Moore, Eric Teal, and Mark Teal, a sister-in-law, Betty Yates of Cheraw, SC.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above also her first husband William Robert Turnage and brothers, James W. Yates and Harrison Yates.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 3:00 PM Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1016 Tec Road, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Kinsey Mulloy Sunday School Class, c/o First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

 

Denise Funderburk

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. – Denise Funderburk, 50, died on December 16, 2014. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at noon from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Chesterfield, SC.

     Burial followed in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. Denise was the daughter of the late Elijah J. and Gloria Watson Funderburk on December 21, 1963 in Washington, DC.. She graduated from Spingarn Sr. High School and attended Peace Corp training and medical school but decided to work for the government in 1981. Her career with the government consisted of working for the National Archives, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Dept. of Homeland Security Transportation Administration. She was currently employed with the National Credit Bureau. Survivors: a son, Travon Funderburk, Temple Hills, MD; a sister, Debra Funderburk, Laurel, MD. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

 

Mardessie Robinson Hancock

CHERAW – Mardessie Robinson Hancock, 92, died on, Saturday, January 3, 2015. Funeral services were held on Friday, January 9, 2015 at noon from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.

     Burial followed in the Foundry Hill Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. She was the daughter of the late Maggie Perry Robinson and John Adam, born August 8, 1923 in Chesterfield County, SC. Mardessie was married to the late McKinley Hancock. She attended the Chesterfield County public school system and received her C.N.A. Degree from Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College. She was employed with Ingram Motor Court, B.C. Moores Warehouse, and J&K Grill. Prior to retiring, Mardessie provided home healthcare for many families in the community.

     Survivors: a daughter, Ruby R. Lloyd, Cheraw, SC; a grandson, Brandon Hancock of the home; 3 great Grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

 

Leroy Jackson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Leroy Jackson, 68, died on Monday, December 29, 2014. Funeral services were held on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2pm from the Gum Spring Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Leroy was the son of the late Edward and Lillie Bennett Jackson on February 24, 1946 in Chesterfield County, SC.

     Survivors: his wife, Minerva; a daughter, Muriel Jackson, Concord, NC; two sons, Patrick Jackson, Concord, NC and Leroy Jackson, Jr., Rock Hill, SC; a brother, Samuel Jackson, Pageland, SC; six grandchildren. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

 

William Scott Joplin

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. William Scott Joplin, age 53, died Thursday, January 29, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby SC.

     Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 31, 2015, prior to service at Funeral Home.

     Mr. Joplin was born June 12, 1961 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late William Leverne and Myra Lee “Susie” Brock Joplin. He was a 1979 graduate of Chesterfield High School and attended Chesterfield-Marlboro TEC. Scott was a welder and race car builder, and former owner of Scott Joplin’s Race Cars. Mr. Joplin was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church and attended White Oak Presbyterian Church. Scott enjoyed racing, taking rides in the country, football, baseball, and talking with his friends. He never met a stranger. In addition to his parents, Scott was also preceded in death by his son, Johnathan Spencer Joplin.

     Survivors include Wife: Gail Wilkes Joplin of the home; Step Son: Shannon (Stephanie) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC; Step Daughter: Ashley (Justin) Neel of Hartsville, SC; 2 Step Grandchildren: Payton Neel and Olivia Rivers; Also: A number of Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box293,Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Joplin Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

 

Mary Blanche Corry Laney

CHERAW – Mary Blanche Corry Laney, 85, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at her daughter’s Pawley’s Island home surrounded by her children. Her death was peaceful and brave. Born in Bennettsville, SC, Mary Blanche was the daughter of the late John Stanhope Corry, Sr. and Pocahontas Edens Corry. She was the widow of Campbell Plyler Laney, Jr. Mary Blanche Laney was retired from Chesterfield County Library Systems, a job that she loved.

     She is survived by her children, Corry Laney Hudson, of Pawleys Island, John (Joani) Laney of Clarkston, WA, and Jean Ann (Steve) Brakefield of Murrells Inlet, SC, Her surviving sisters-in-law, Margaret Ready Corry of Bennettsville, SC, and Ethel Ann Laney (James) Streater of Cheraw. Mary Blanche had seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also a brother John S. Corry, Jr.

     The family received friends at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 31st. A brief Celebration of Life service will begin at 1:30 PM in the Chapel. Mrs. Laney will be remembered for all that she gave to the community of Cheraw and the people she loved.

     Memorials may be sent in her name to: St. David’s Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520 and/or Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

 

Dorsey Miller

JEFFERSON – Dorsey Miller,65, died on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 1pm from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. He was the son of the late Dorsey B. Miller, Sr. and Pauline Matthews Miller, born on March 18, 1949 in Union County, NC. Dorsey graduated from Jefferson High School in 1967. Afterwards, he attended Winston-Salem State University where he received a B.S. degree in Physical Education and pledged Delta Chi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Incorporated. He worked his tenure with Brach & Lipton Companies. Survivors: his wife, Constance Withers-Miller. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

 

Douglas Bryan Quick

WALLACE – Douglas Bryan Quick, 51, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of the late Henry Frank and Mildred Elizabeth Chavis Quick. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and Clemson Football.

     Surviving is his wife, Susan L. Quick of Wallace, SC, a daughter, Kasey Brigman of Wallace, SC, a brother, Henry Frank “Frankie” Quick, Jr. of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, C.J. Brigman, Keely Brigman, two nieces, Lindsey (Zach) Ellis of Fuquay-Varina, NC and Casey (Michael) Roscoe of Jacksonville, FL.

     The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

 

Evelyn Love Reid

JEFFERSON – Evelyn Love Reid, 93, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 1pm at the Hopewell United Methodist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the Love Family Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was the daughter of the late James Lemuel Love and Effie Chaplin. Love was born May 30, 1921 in Jefferson, SC. Evelyn attended Shannon Training School through elementary and graduated from Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy in Camden, South Carolina. She graduated from Bennett College in Greensboro, NC and was valedictorian of her class. Evelyn also did some graduate studies at North Carolina State College, Columbia College, North Carolina A & T University and the University of South Carolina. Her teaching career began with Shannon Training School in Jefferson, South Carolina and continued for forty-five years with the Chesterfield County public school system. Survivors: two daughters, Sharon Reid Robinson, Jefferson, SC and Gloria Reid, of the home; two grandsons, Dana Frederic Reid, Charlotte, NC and Carey Lemuel Reid, Jefferson, SC; eleven grandchildren and a great grandchild; a brother, John Wesley Miller, Jefferson, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

 

Mary Ellen Poe Thorpe

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., formerly of Cheraw, – Mary Ellen Poe Thorpe, 92, died on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11am from the Wesley United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Mary was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, to the late Warren and Lottie McIntosh Poe. She was educated in the Cheraw Public School system, after graduating from high school, she continued her education at Coulter Memorial Academy where she earned a degree in Education. After teaching in the Virginia area for several years, Mary Ellen began working at Woodward & Lothrop Dept. Stores, she remained there for over 35 years.

     She was preceded in death by her first spouse Noah Williams. They had a daughter, Priscilla Elaine Williams, who also preceded her in death. Her second spouse was the late Theodore Thorpe, Sr., from that union they had a son, Theodore Thorpe, Jr.

     Survivors: Theodore Thorpe, Jr.; granddaughters: Tara Robinson and Theodora Bullock; two grandsons: Bobby Rich, Jr. and Todd Rich. She also had three great-grandchildren. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

 

Kay Clanton Gardner

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Kay Clanton Gardner, age 68, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Gardner was born November 29, 1946 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Ray Clanton and Azalee Douglas Clanton. She was a graduate of Ruby High School and a retired employee of A.O. Smith with 30 years of service.

     Mrs. Gardner was a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Kay enjoyed baking, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Kay was also preceded in death by her husband, William Gardner; a son, Jerry Gardner; and by a grandson, Gabe Gardner.

     Survivors include 5 Sons: Scott Gardner and Chris (Angela Jones) Gardner both of Chesterfield, SC, Nelson (Kathy) Gardner of Seneca, SC, Rev. Jeff (Teresa) Gardner of Gibsonville, NC, and David (Courtney) Hair of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Daughter: Sharon (Mike) Kimrey of Cheraw, SC

     Daughter-in-law: Debbie Gardner of Walhalla, SC; Also: 12 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren; and 3 Aunts: Peg D. Griggs and Garrett D. Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, and Faye D. Chewning of Charlotte, NC

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

family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

 

Betty Russell Mungo

PAGELAND - Betty Russell Mungo, age 78, of Pageland, SC, died peacefully on February 4, 2015 at High Point Regional Hospital in High Point, NC, with her family by her side. Mrs. Mungo was born August 3, 1936, the Daughter of Edgar and Dorothy Jave Coble Russell. She was a native of Burnsville, NC. She graduated as an R.N. from Nursing School at Presbyterian School of Nursing in Charlotte. She married Ray V. Mungo and moved with her family to Pageland, SC, in 1961. She was a special nurse for the Pageland Community. She enjoyed reading, painting, needlework and crossword puzzles.

     Mrs. Mungo was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her Son, Ray Vaughn Mungo, Jr. (Beth) of High Point, NC, Grandchildren, Lauren Woolard (Derek) and Daniel Mungo both of High Point, NC, Brothers, John Russell (Martha) of Rockwell, NC, Cecil Russell (Flossy) of Marshville, NC, David Russell (Doris) of Monroe, NC, Kenneth Russell (Laraine) of Polkton, NC and Many Nieces and Nephews.

     A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Pageland. The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Baumgartner Funeral Home in Pageland, SC.

     In Lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Pageland, PO Box 126, Pageland, SC 29728

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Page-

land, SC is handling the arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

 

J. W. ‘Well Digger‘ Rivers

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. J. W. “Well Digger” Rivers, age 80, died Friday, February 6, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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

     Mr. Rivers was born January 6, 1935 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late John Weldon and Mattie Lua Gardner Rivers. He was a well digger and a former member of the SC National Guard. J.W. was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, a Mason, and President of the Red Land Hunting Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf. J.W. also enjoyed raising dogs and picking cotton with a cotton picker. In addition to his parents, J.W. was also preceded in death by his son, John Weldon Rivers, III; a daughter, Julie Anna Rivers; brothers, Nelson Rivers and Rev. Lindsey Rivers; and sisters, Dorothy Lou Davis and Melba Brock.

     Survivors include 2 Daughters: Myra Rivers and Melinda (Clay) Treadaway both of Chesterfield, SC; 3 Grandchildren: Casey (Amy) Rivers, Brooke Treadaway, and Colton Treadaway; 1 Great Grandchild: Charlie Rivers; Also a number of Nieces and Nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, West Columbia, SC 29169 or to a charity of one’s choice.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

 

John Bryant Steen

WALLACE - Rev. John Bryant Steen, 80, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Chesterfield General Hospital in Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at White’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Jerry Wayne Shaw and the Rev. Charles Cox. Burial followed at White’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation was held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home.

     Born October 26, 1934 in Bennettsville, SC he was son of the late, John Neil and Elizabeth Chavis Steen. Rev. Steen was a member of White’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as a minister for 15 years. He was also an electrician with United Technologies. Mr. Steen enjoyed farming, John Deere tractors, and NASCAR. He also liked red trucks, and loved spending time with his family.

     Along with his parents listed above, he was preceded in death by his son, Johnny Steen; a granddaughter, Jill Griggs; brothers, Bobby Steen, Hampton Steen, Wesley Steen, Charles Steen, Bruce Steen, and James Steen; and a sister, Peggy Watson.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Geneva E. Steen of the home; a daughter, Sandy Griggs of Wallace; a daughter-in-law, Faye Steen of Wallace; a brother, Gary Steen of Bennettsville; sisters, Helen Tilley (James) of Cheraw, Doris Kennedy (Jerry) of Fayetteville, NC, Kathy Outlaw of Wallace, Mary Ann Moody (Steve) of Bennettsville, and Nell Byrd (Sonny) of McColl; grandchildren, Brent Steen (Dana), Jason Steen (Chasity), Jeremy Steen (Ashley), Jonathan Griggs (Zan), Jamie Steen (Amy); and great-grandchildren, Dustin, Camryn, Cooper, Savannah, Tegan, Makayla, Brenlynn, Tatum, Aaron, and an expected great-granddaughter, Madison.

     Memorials may be made to the Wallace Rescue Squad, PO Box 245, Wallace, SC 29596.  Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home is assisting the Steen family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

 

Sybil M. Trulove

CHERAW - Sybil M. Trulove, 99, died Friday, January 30, 2015. Born in Murphy, NC she was a daughter of the late E.A and Laura Kelly Montgomery. She was the last survivor of 10 siblings and the widow of Elmer E. Trulove, Sr. Mrs. Trulove was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church, Belle Hurt Sunday School class, Bible Study Group I, and the Women’s Missionary Union. She gave lovingly of her time and talents working in the Nursery and with Vacation Bible School throughout her life. Cheraw First Baptist Church awarded her “Mother of the Year” in 1976. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.

     Survivors are her son E. Earl (Pat) Trulove, Jr. of Norwood, NC, a daughter, Shirley Trulove Huggins of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Brian (Nancy) Huggins, Tim (Kristi) Huggins, Chris (Shanda) Trulove, great grandchildren, Cody, Tyler, Katie, Brayden, Ashlyn and Dawson.

     Memorials to: Cheraw First Baptist, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

 

Vernon Edward ‘Ed’ Garris

CHERAW - Mr. Vernon Edward “Ed” Garris, age 71, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Interment followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

     Visitation was from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, February 9, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

     Mr. Garris was born March 19, 1943 in Hartsville, SC, a son of the late William Franklin and Eva Mae Tice Garris. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School and attended Chesterfield-Marlboro TEC. Ed was a retired purchasing agent with Becker Sand and Gravel Company and a former member of the SC Army National Guard. He was a faithful member of Westside Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and was a member of the Westside Cooks. Ed also served as former Youth Leader, Treasurer, Choir member, and Trustee. He was also a Mason. Ed was a Husband and Daddy extraordinaire, a special Brother and Uncle, and a true friend to all who knew him. He was also a master pound cake baker, a Granddaddy to many, and will always be remembered for his Donald Duck impersonations. In addition to his parents, Ed was also preceded in death by three brothers, Frank Garris, Jr., Bennett Garris, and Jimmy Garris.

      Survivors include Wife: Barbara Board Garris of the home; 1 Son: Eric Harden (Summer) Garris of Magnolia KY; 1 Daughter: Ellen Josephine (Cindy) Caldwell of Fort Mill, SC; 3 Grandchildren: Storm Caldwell, Sage Edward Garris, and Josie Rayne Garris; 1 Brother: Ray Garris of Wallace, SC; 2 Sisters: Ruby Brigman and Shirley Chapman both of Cheraw, SC Sister-in-law: Lorraine Garris of Wallace, SC; and Brother-in-law: Richard (Betty) Board of Cheraw, SC.

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

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Garris family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

 

Richard Wayne Hinson

JEFFERSON - Mr. Richard Wayne Hinson, age 62, died Thursday, February 12, 2015 at his home.

     A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church.

     Interment followed in the Church Cemetery with Masonic Rites. Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, February 13, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church.

     Mr. Hinson was born September 17, 1952 in Monroe, NC a son of Ruth Plyler Hinson and the late Joseph Thomas Hinson. He was a carpenter and a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church. Richard was a Mason and a member of Macedonia Masonic Lodge # 239. He enjoyed hunting, singing, and listening to gospel music. Richard also enjoyed talking with his friends and was a true people person. In addition to his father, Richard was also preceded in death by a brother Bobby K. Hinson.

     Survivors include Wife: Jean Avery Hinson of the home; Mother: Ruth Plyler Hinson of Jefferson, SC; 2 Brothers: Joseph Thomas Hinson, Jr. of Fountain Inn, SC and Lawson E. Hinson of Myrtle Beach, SC; 2 Sisters: Sally H. Adams of Jefferson, SC and Wanda H. Neff of Monroe, NC; 2 Uncles: Rev. Jackie Hinson of McBee, SC and Jimmy Price of Rock Hill, SC; Brother of the heart: Carl Adams; Special Nieces: Crystal A. (Tony) Pope, and Alexis and Tiffany A. (Travis) Sanders, and Brittain and Chloe; Also other Nieces and Nephews.

     Memorials may be made to a Church of one’s choice.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Hinson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

 

David Curtis ‘Dickey’ Johnson

PATRICK - Mr. David Curtis “Dickey” Johnson, age 71, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at his home.

     A service of celebration was held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, February 13, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Patrick Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Friday, February 13, 2015 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

     Mr. Johnson was born August 5, 1943 in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Fletcher and Bertha Therrell Johnson. He was a retired employee of Highland Industries and a former member of the SC Army National Guard. Dickey loved his dogs, and enjoyed fishing and raising chickens. In addition to his parents, Dickey was also preceded in death by 2 sons, David Curtis Johnson, Jr. and Ronald Wayne Johnson; 2 brothers, W.M. and Junior Johnson; and 5 sisters, Margaret Rivers, Helen Lewis, Beatrice Bill, Ruby Melton and Frances Nolan.

     Survivors include 1 Son: Dewitt Johnson of Patrick, SC; 2 Daughters: Crystal Johnson of Patrick, SC and Teresa Moore of Chesterfield, SC; 5 Grandchildren: David Dewitt Johnson, Jr., Taylor Johnson, Kaitlyn Johnson, and Dalton and Kelsey Moore; and 1 Sister: Lydia (Jeter) Tolson of Chesterfield, SC.

     Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Suite 301, Cayce, SC, 29033.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC   is serving the Johnson Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

 

Shirley Davis Johnson

CHERAW - Ms. Shirley Davis Johnson, age 71, died Sunday, February 8, 2015 at her home.

     A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Ms. Johnson was born March 28, 1943 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late James Lee Davis and Annie Mae Poston Davis. She was a former employee of Cheraw Cotton Mill and INA USA. Shirley loved taking care of all her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Shirley was also preceded in death by her brothers; Jackie Davis, Eddie Davis, and James “Pete” Davis, and by her sister Leona Purvis.

     Survivors 1 Son: Randy Roscoe of Chesterfield, SC; 3 Daughters: Betty (Joey) Linton, Robbie (Dale Gainey) Roscoe, and Carol Sue (John Driggers) Jones all of Cheraw, SC; Grandchildren: Teddy Roscoe, Casey Thompson, Danny Jones, Rodney Quick, Allen Haire, and Brandy Roscoe; Great Grandchildren: T. J. Roscoe, Justine Oxendine, Brandon Milligan, Kaylei Thompson, and Kynnedy Quick.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Johnson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

 

Effie Myers Mills

PAGELAND - Mrs. Effie Myers Mills, age 77, died Thursday, February 12, 2015.

      A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Monday, February 16, 2015 at Center Grove Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

      Mrs. Mills was born March 18, 1937 in Mt. Croghan, SC a daughter of the late Frank and Lena Gibson Myers. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Yarn Mill with 39 years of service. Effie was also a faithful member of Center Grove Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Lee Mills; a brother, Floyd Myers; and a sister, Rilla Mae Gibson.

     Survivors include 1 Son: Timothy L. Mills of Pageland, SC; 1 Grandson: Matthew Mills; Also a number of Cousins and Dear Friends.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Mills Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

 

Sadako Morikawa Studebaker

PATRICK – Mrs. Sadako Morikawa Studebaker, age 82, died Thursday, Feb- ruary 12, 2015.

     A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

     Mrs. Studebaker was born December 30, 1932 in Japan. She was the daughter of the late Fusao Shiizaki and Yaeko Morikawa. Following World War II, she met and married the late Joseph Elizah Studebaker, Jr. and moved to the United States and became a U.S. Citizen on November 20, 1959. After arriving in the States, Sadako began teaching art in Beaufort County, SC. She enjoyed working with ceramics, gardening, and growing pretty flowers, especially camellias, roses, and azaleas. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Studebaker was also preceded in death by her son, Joseph E. Studebaker, III.

     Survivors include Daughter-in-law: Mona McNally Studebaker of Patrick, SC; 2 Granddaughters: Lisa S. (Bryan) Tolson, and Erin E. Studebaker both of Patrick, SC; 1 Great Granddaughter: Makayla Tolson.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Studebaker family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

 

 Lowell Thomas Reedy

CHERAW-Mr. Lowell Thomas Reedy, beloved husband and father, passed away February 14, 2015.

 

William 'Bill' E. Eutsler

CHERAW - William “Bill” E. Eutsler, 96, died at home Saturday, February 14, 2015. Born in Raleigh, NC he was the son of the late Edward Miley and Nell Jordan Eutsler. He was the widower of Ann Watson Eutsler. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, a member of the Fred Harris Sunday School Class, and had served on numerous church committees, both as member and chairman.

     Mr. Eutsler was a graduate of Whiteville High School and Wake Forest University, lettering in both football and baseball. He invested his life in the education and coaching of his students. During his career he served as the Head Coach and Athletic Director of Rockingham High School and Athletic Director of Richmond Sr. High School (1972-1980). Baseball 1947-1957, Basketball 1947-1952, Football 1940-1941,1946- 1972.The only time there was a gap in his coaching career was when he served as a Lt. JG in the US Navy during World War II (1941-1946). Coach Eutsler led his teams to many Regional and Conference Championships, one State Title in Baseball, four State and Co-State Titles in Football. He was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1992), Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame (1977), and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame (1990). He coached twice in both the Shrine Bowl and the North Carolina East-West games. In 1970 he was recognized by Wake Forest University as an “Outstanding Alumnus in the field of Education and Athletics.”

     Mr. Eutsler was an avid bird hunter and a founding member of the Cheraw Chapter of Quail Unlimited. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. He was selected as the South Carolina Tree Farmer of the Year and was the first runner-up in the Southern Region in 1998.

     Survivors are his son, Bill (Barbara) Eutsler, Jr. of Florham Park, NJ, grandchildren, Stacy (Jeff) Hinton of Mooresville, NC, Gregory A. Robinson of Cheraw, SC, great-grandchildren, Hazel, Janna and Sadie Hinton.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, a daughter, Jan Eutsler Smith, sisters, Sara E. Sledge and Nancy E. Kuykendall.

     The family received friends 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in the Caston Building of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, February 17, 2015 in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial with military honors was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     The family respectfully request in lieu of flowers: Bill Eutsler Scholarship Fund, Wingate University, Campus Box 3071, Wingate, NC 28174; or Ann Eutsler Scholarship Fund, First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, Inc., PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

 

Patricia 'Pat'  Brock Gaddy

CHERAW - Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Brock Gaddy, age 64, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at her home.

     A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Brock’s Mill Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00, Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Gaddy was born February 11, 1951 in Bennettsville, SC a daughter of the late Perry Funderburk Brock and Vera Johnson Brock. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and Florence-Darlington TEC. Pat was a former secretary with Cotton Growers and was former assistant Manager with Anson Warehouse & Storage. She was a former bank teller and was a retired medical records clerk with Chesterfield General Hospital. Mrs. Gaddy was a faithful member of Brock’s Mill Baptist Church where she had served as VBS Director, Sunday school teacher, and Choir member. She also served as church historian, member of the cemetery committee, and former WMU Director. Mrs. Gaddy was a Girl Scout Leader for many years, a member of the Cheraw Band Booster Club, and band parent for 6 years. Pat enjoyed cooking, fishing, and gardening with Richard.

     In addition to her parents, Pat was also preceded in death by her brothers, Claudius T. and James Edward Brock; a sister, Joyce Brock Watts; and by a niece, Kim Ratliff Quick.

     Survivors include Husband: Richard “Ping” A. Gaddy of the home; 1 Daughter: Crystal Elaine Gaddy of Wallace, SC; 2 Sisters: Bobby B. (John) Ostigny and Bessie B. (Gratton) Matthews both of Cheraw, SC; Nieces and Nephews including special nephews Joey (Sheila) Crowley and Clay P. Ostigny; Special Cousin: Mary K. Foxworth of Cheraw, SC; and Special pet: “Buddy.”

     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 Gaddy family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

 

Sandra 'Sandy' Carpenter Linton

CHERAW - Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” Carpenter Linton, age 58, died Thursday, February 19, 2015.

     A service of celebration was held at 4:00 PM, Monday, February 23, 2015 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Interment was a private family service.

     Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Monday, prior to the service at the church. Mrs. Linton was born October 20, 1956 in Bennettsville, SC a daughter of the late Melton and Elva Griggs Carpenter. She was a 1975 graduate of Cheraw High School, a former employee of Weller Cooper Tools, and a retired employee of INA USA. Sandy was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. She enjoyed fishing, watching humming birds, and gardening. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Don Linton; a brother, James Melton Carpenter; and a sister Victoria Sue Carpenter.

     Survivors include 1 Son: John R. Linton and fiancée Anna Owens of Cheraw, SC; 1 Daughter: Tori Linton (Tyson) Vooge of Great Falls, MT; 3 Grandchildren: Addisyn, Vance, and Everley Vooge; 2 Brothers: Richard Jackson of Wallace, SC and Robert Jackson of Bennettsville, SC; 3 Sisters: Deborah C. Adams and Peggy C. (James) Sellers of Cheraw, SC, and Mary Herndon of Bennettsville, SC; Also several Nieces, a Nephew, and special cat “Pepper.”

     Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church “Building Fund” 1016 Tec Road, Cheraw, SC 29520,

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Linton Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

 

Faye Gibson Rivers

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Faye Gibson Rivers, age 74, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at her home.

     A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Rivers was born January 22, 1941 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Tommy and Atha Mangum Gibson. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a member of Oakland Baptist Church. Faye enjoyed cooking, growing pretty flowers, and collecting chickens, ducks, and all types of whatnots. In addition to her parents, Faye was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Cassidy.

     Survivors include Husband: Carroll B. “C.B.” Rivers of the home; 2 Sons: Mike (Susan) Rivers and Carroll V. Rivers of Chesterfield, SC; 3 Grandchildren: Michael Rivers, Shannon (Stephanie) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, Ashley (Justin) Neel of Hartsville, SC; 2 Great Grandchildren: Olivia Rivers and Payton Neel; 2 Sisters: Agnes Butler of Cheraw, SC and Margaret Hunt of Chesterfield, 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 Rivers family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

 

William Jackson 'Bill' Rivers

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. William Jackson “Bill” Rivers, Chesterfield, SC (Formerly of Columbia, SC) January 23, 1936 – February 16, 2015

     True to his character of dignity, serenity, gentleness, and grace William Jackson “Bill” Rivers, age 79, took his heavenly flight, while surrounded by his loved ones, on February 16, 2015, at Carolina Pines Hospital in Hartsville, SC, stating in his final words, “ALL IS GOOD!”

     Bill, a graduate of Chesterfield High School – Class of 1954, went on to receive his B. S. in Computer Technology from the University of New York (now Excelsior) and his Master’s in Education from the University of South Carolina with further studies at S.C. State. Bill retired from teaching at Midlands Technical College, Columbia, SC where he was an instructor in Electrical Engineering Technology and additionally taught Computer Technology. While at Midlands, he also held the Department Chair for Electrical Engineering Technology. A great thinker and an educator at heart, he proof read textbooks for a renowned publishing company and served on the Board of Directors for his Alma Mater, Excelsior College.

     As a patriot, he served his country in the S.C. National Guard for some 18 years in the 151st Signal Battalion Headquarters as Sergeant 1st Class, working in the field of radio. As a lover of aeronautics since childhood, Bill owned and operated a hobby shop for radio-controlled model airplanes, as well as a television and radio repair shop in Columbia, SC. Bill took his love of the skies and flying to the heights of winning the State Fun Fly Championship and multiple other awards and trophies. He held AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) certifications as Contest Director, Scientific Leader, and Administration Leader.

     Bill was a life member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers); member of The American Legion in Columbia, SC, SCTEA (SC Technical Educators Association), and Woodmen of the World. He was also a member of the National Association Amateur Radio (AARL) and licensed under the call sign of “KG4KXO”. He also designed and maintained the website for the local chapter of the PALSnet (Palmetto Amateur Radio System Network) Club.

     As a 4th cousin to the singer Johnny Cash (via Johnny’s mother, Carrie Rivers Cash, whose family John L. Rivers was formerly from Chesterfield) in Bill’s early days, while walking the streets of Columbia, he was often mistaken for Johnny, due to the distinct Rivers’ family resemblance. In later years Bill and Johnny met at a family reunion in Hendersonville, TN.

     Bill was predeceased by his parents, Jack O. and Doris Odom Rivers; his beloved brother, John R. Rivers and sister Joan R. Melton; sister and brothers-in-law: Georgia Rivers, Ervin McLain, and Rev. Floyd Melton, Jr.; and the love his life and former wife, Rita J. Rivers.

     Bill is survived by his brothers and sisters; Mary McLain, Polly (Donald) McLain, Alice (Sammie) Copeland, Jack O. Rivers, Jr., Randy (Wanda) Rivers, and Joy (Johnny) Farmer; Children and Grandchildren of the Heart: Micha (Patrick), Ava, Eden, Wilder Copeland Moss; Casey (Ashley) and Sophia Copeland. Special Friends, Garrett Rivers of Chesterfield, SC; Jeanie Clements and Jack Saunders of Columbia, SC

     The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of Carolina Pines Hospital; Rebecca and Sandra of Visiting Nurses of Chesterfield: Chesterfield County Council on Aging-Senior Meal Program for their help and assistance during these past nine months while Bill resided in Chesterfield, A special thank you to his primary care doctor, Dr. William J. Powell of Hartsville and his ophthalmologist of many years, Dr. Holland Crosswell III, of Columbia for their genuine concern and care.

     At Bill’s request a private service will be held at a later date. His belief was that life was for the living, and truly, “All is Good!” Therefore, should you wish to remember him, please do so by embracing life and those you love while fondly remembering him or simply look to the skies and think of him unbounded, all seeing, and free to soar!

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

 

Douglas M. 'Doug' Stowe

MT. CROGHAN - Rev. Douglas M. “Doug” Stowe, age 80, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 14, 2015.

     A funeral service was at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.

     Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, February 16, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home of Denise Davis, 25 Sandy Plains Road, Chesterfield, SC.

     Rev. Stowe was born March 2, 1934 in Charlotte, NC a son of the late Rev. John William and Stella Moffatt Stowe. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War, and a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Stowe was a multitalented master machinist, gunsmith, locksmith, magician, and ventriloquist. He was affectionately known as the “Professor” because he had great knowledge in many areas. Of all the things Preacher Doug enjoyed, his greatest passion was sharing the love of Christ with others. He was ordained into the Gospel Ministry by Rockwell Baptist Church of Mooresville, NC in the early 1960’s and after moving to South Carolina served the following churches as Pastor, Mt. Croghan Baptist, Oakland Baptist, David’s Grove Baptist, and Thompson Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Preacher Doug was preceded in death by his wife, Doris H. Stowe; 5 brothers, Forrest, Daniel, Gary, Randy, and Vernon Stowe; and by 1 sister, Brenda S. Thompson.

     Survivors include Very Best Friend Ever & Heartmate: Barbara Adams Lisenby of Chesterfield, SC; Children: John Douglas (Crystal) Stowe of Mt. Croghan, SC, Denise Stowe (David Gulledge) Davis of Chesterfield, SC, Doris Stowe of Gastonia, NC, Christopher Lisenby, and Deana Lisenby (Joe) Owen both of Chesterfield, SC; Grandchildren: Chance Douglas Stowe, Krislynne Leanna Stowe, and Jordan Lisenby; Sisters: Jewell Stowe Anthony of Bessemer City, NC and Linda Stowe (Ned) Sexton of Myrtle Beach, SC; Also New Friend: Zach Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church, “Meals on Wheels Program”, c/o Linda Mills, Treasurer, 1285 Wexford Street, Ruby, SC, 29741.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Stowe Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

 

 Patrick Kelly White

CHERAW - Patrick Kelly White, 76, of Cheraw, SC passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, February 15. Born on August 16, 1938 in Dillon, SC, he was the only child of Eula Mae Hayes White and John Thomas White. Pat was a 1956 graduate of Dillon High School where he was a member of the Dillon High Marching Band. He was a 1960 graduate of Clemson University where he was a member of the Clemson University Marching Band and also the Dillon County Club (Delta Kappa Delta).

Pat served his country in the South Carolina National Guard being selected the outstanding recruit of his platoon. He retired from The Foxboro Company as a System Service Specialist after 35 years of service. Always the avid Clemson fan, Pat loved attending Clemson sports events with friends and family.

     He also enjoyed all types of music, attending musical productions, and spending time with his daughter's family in Mt. Pleasant, SC, particularly his only grandchild Jack.

     Pat is survived by his daughter, Kelly White Kercher, her husband Ed, and grandson Jack.

     A funeral Service was held Thursday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Kiser Funeral Home Chapel, 1020 State Road, Cheraw, SC.

     The family greeted friends at the funeral home prior to and after the service. Burial followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Dillon, SC at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to a charity of your choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 12, Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

 

Edward Laney Davidson

CHERAW - Reverend Edward Laney Davidson, 90, died Thursday, February 26, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Cheraw, SC on September 9, 1924 to the late James Edward and the late Aline Laney Davidson. He was a graduate of Wofford College in 1945 and received his Masters of Divinity Candler School of Theology Emory University 1948.

     He was ordained in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1948 and served the following: Wesley-Chapel Hebron, Bethune; Conway Circuit; Main Street UMC, McColl; Latta UMC; Main Street UMC, Dillon; First UMC Marion; St. John UMC, Fort Mill; St. George UMC; Shiloh UMC and Zoar UMC, Chesterfield. He continued to preach as invited by churches throughout the state until his health would no longer allow.

     Ed served as an Annual Conference Trustee, was a member of the Boards of Missions, Evangelism, and Health and Welfare Ministries. Ed was a Trustee of the James L. Belin Property, a Trustee of Columbia College (1982-1990), served on the District Committee for Ordained Ministry. Mentor of Candidates. He was also named Pastor Emeritus at Bethel UMC, Bethune, Main Street UMC, Dillon, and Zoar UMC, Chesterfield.

     He was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman who enjoyed baseball and football in his younger years as a player and continued to enjoy watching throughout his life. He proudly played football and baseball for the Cheraw Braves and the Wofford Bulldogs. He was a lifelong hunter and fisherman. As a young man, he was known for his prowess as a quail hunter and would walk miles and miles certain the next covey was just around the bend. His marksmanship allowed for little waste of shotgun shells. He has three sets of antlers listed in the SC state record books for whitetail deer.

     He enjoyed teaching younger generations to responsibly hunt and fish and encouraged their enjoyment of the outdoors. He mentored his children, grandchildren, nephews and great-grandson in the art of the proper cast and retrieval of a fishing line.

     Ed was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Ruth Watkins Davidson. He is survived by his four children Ed, Jr. (Bettise) of Columbia, Tom of Cheraw, Susan of Ashburn, VA, and Marie of Columbia. A sister, Margaret Davidson Baker of Bluffton, SC, and seven grandchildren, two great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter due next month, and six grand-dogs who will miss him dearly. He is also survived by his brother-in –law, Dr. Curtis Watkins (Joyce), sister-in-law, Emily Watkins Best both of Camden, and numerous nieces and nephews who held him in highest esteem.

     The family received friends on Saturday, February 28th at Kiser Funeral Home, 1020 State Road, Cheraw SC from 5:00 PM-7:00PM. Funeral services were held at First United Methodist Church in Cheraw, SC on Sunday, March 1st at 3:00 p.m.

     The family requests that all United Methodist ministers and their spouses serve as honorary pallbearers as well as members of Lynchwood Lodge 197. The Tony Harris Sunday School class is asked to sit in the reserved area as well.

     Memorials may be made to the Red Bird Mission, 70 Queensdale Center, Beverly, Kentucky, 40913-9607; to First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC, or to one of the congregations that Ed served during his 60+ year ministry, or to the charity of one’s choice.

     The family wishes to thank friends and family for the ongoing support throughout Dad’s illness. A special thank you to those friends who faithfully provided transportation to chemotherapy treatments. Thank you to Dr. Rajesh Bajaj and his staff at McLeod Oncology for their excellent care that allowed us five quality years with Dad following his diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Thank you to Dr. Alex Newsom and his staff at McLeod Cheraw Family Practice for their loving and attentive care. We thank the Agape Hospice team for their loving care during the past months. As very special thank you to hospice aide Marilyn Marshall who cared for Dad with such love and brought much comfort to him in his final days. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

 

William 'Bill' E. Eutsler

CHERAW - William “Bill” E. Eutsler, 96, died at home Saturday, February 14, 2015. Born in Raleigh, NC he was the son of the late Edward Miley and Nell Jordan Eutsler. He was the widower of Ann Watson Eutsler. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, a member of the Fred Harris Sunday School Class, and had served on numerous church committees, both as member and chairman.

     Mr. Eutsler was a graduate of Whiteville High School and Wake Forest University, lettering in bothfootball and baseball. He invested his life in the education and coaching of his students. During his career he served as the Head Coach and Athletic Director of Rockingham High School and Athletic Director of Richmond Sr. High School (1972-1980). Baseball 1947-1957, Basketball 1947-1952, Football 1940-1941,1946-1972.The only time there was a gap in his coaching career was when he served as a Lt. JG in the US Navy during World War II (1941-1946). Coach Eutsler led his teams to many Regional and Conference Championships, one State Title in Baseball, four State and Co-State Titles in Football. He was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1992), Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame (1977), and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame (1990). He coached twice in both the Shrine Bowl and the North Carolina East-West games. In 1970 he was recognized by Wake Forest University as an “Outstanding Alumnus in the field of Education and Athletics.”

     Mr. Eutsler was an avid bird hunter and a founding member of the Cheraw Chapter of Quail Unlimited. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. He was selected as the South Carolina Tree Farmer of the Year and was the first runner-up in the Southern Region in 1998.

     Survivors are his son, Bill (Barbara) Eutsler, Jr. of Florham Park, NJ, grandchildren, Stacy (Jeff) Hinton of Mooresville, NC, Gregory A. Robinson of Cheraw, SC, great-grandchildren, Hazel, Janna and Sadie Hinton.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, a daughter, Jan Eutsler Smith, sisters, Sara E. Sledge and Nancy E. Kuykendall.

     The family received friends 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in the Caston Building of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, February 17, 2015 in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial with military honors was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family respectfully request in lieu of flowers: Bill Eutsler Scholarship Fund, Wingate University, Campus Box 3071, Wingate, NC 28174; or Ann Eutsler Scholarship Fund, First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, Inc., PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

 

Julia Evelyn Hudson

CHERAW - Julia Evelyn Hudson, 96, died Saturday, February 21,2015. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Henry and Blanche Webb Hudson. She was a member of Cheraw First Baptist, the Women’s Missionary Union and the Belle Hurt Sunday School Class. She was retired from J.P. Stevens as a Lab Technician.

     Surviving is her sister Lillian Stubbs of Bennettsville, SC, also, several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a brother, Bernard Hudson and a sister, Ila Adams, also a niece Dana Miller.

     The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Monday, February 23, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Monday, February 23, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials to: First Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520 or the charity of your choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

 

Mary Jean Moore Hurst

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Mary Jean Moore Hurst age 84, died Friday, February 27, 2015

     A graveside service was held at 5:00 PM, Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Chesterfield Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 3:30 – 4: 30 PM, Sunday, March 1, 2015 prior to service at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Hurst was born April 9, 1930 in Chesterfield, SC, the daughter of the late John Gary and Mary Rivers Moore. She was a graduate of Zoar High School and a homemaker. Mrs. Hurst was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. Mary Jean enjoyed working in her yard, growing pretty flowers, reading and playing the piano. Her favorite thing was taking care of and being with her family. In addition to her parents, Mary Jean was also preceded in death by her husband, Perry Hurst, and by her 6 brothers, O.B., Brooks, Kimbell, Clarence, Colston, and Ansel Moore.

     Survivors include Daughter: Rhonda Hurst Clark of Chesterfield, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Chris (Melissa) Clark of Chesterfield, SC, Candice (KC) Bell of Pendleton, SC, Grayson Clark of Central, SC, and Katlin (Dee) Smith of Clemson, SC; 4 Great Grandchildren: Kinsley, Lachlan, Declan, and Kailyn; Sister-in-law: Aletha J. Moore of Chesterfield, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box293, Chesterfield, SC 29709; Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709; Multiple Sclerosis Society of SC, 2700 Middlebury Drive, Columbia, SC 29204; or to the SC March of Dimes, 240 Stonebridge Drive, Suite 206, Columbia, SC 29210.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Hurst Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

 

James Little Sr.

CHERAW - James Little, Senior, was born in Richmond County, North Carolina, on September 14, 1923, to Bessie Little and Jerry Pegues. He departed this life on Friday, February 20, 2015, at a local hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church in Cheraw. Reid' s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. James was educated at Coulter Memorial Academy (CMA) in Cheraw and was a Charter Member of the CMA National Alumni Association. He enlisted in the United States Army and served his country during World War II touring in France, England, Belgium and Germany.

     After his military service, he was employed at J.P. Stevens for over 30 years; he later worked and retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he received the Special Achievement Award in recognition of notable performance. Upon retirement, he enjoyed working part-time at the local Wal-Mart. James also served as chaplain of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars.

     James married Katie Marie Kendall on December 25, 1947, and they celebrated 65 years of matrimony prior to her death. The couple had five children, one of whom preceded them both in death, James Little, Jr.

     James was a devout Christian and a member of Mount Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church in Cheraw where he faithfully served as church treasurer and chairman of the Trustee Board. As church treasurer, he was recognized for his devoted services. He was a member of the men’s choir, and continued to serve at Mt. Hebron until his health failed. A dedicated father and husband, James especially enjoyed family gatherings, traveling, the sport of football, listening to gospel music, and walking in the park.

     Left to cherish memories are four children: Ronald Little of Cheraw; Donald (Mary) Little, Sumter, SC; Pamela Little (Bernard) McDaniel, Florence, SC ; John (Melisa) Little, Cheraw and daughter-in-law Vivian G. Little of Orangeburg; nine grandchildren, Constance (Robert) Christian of McKenny, Texas; Quin (Vern) Richardson, Goldsboro, North Carolina; Jay Z. (Jennifer) Little, Columbia, SC; Saman Tripin, San Marcos, Texas; James (Ashli) Little, III, Fort Myers, Florida; Dante’ Little, Columbia, SC; Katherine White, Rock Hill, SC; Bernard McDaniel, Jr., Charleston, SC and Kendall Little, Cheraw; nine great-grandchildren other relatives and friends. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

 

Bradley Garrett Morris

CHERAW - Mr. Bradley Garrett Morris, age 61, went home to be with his Lord, Friday, February 27, 2015 at his home.

     A funeral service was held at 4:00 P.M. Monday, March 2, 2015 at Cheraw Family Worship Center. Interment followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Morris was born June 16, 1953 in Hartsville, SC, a son of Bradley Lawrence Morris and the late Ivy Hill Morris. He was a graduate of McBee High School and was a retired employee of INA USA. Mr. Morris was a member of Cheraw Family Worship Center. Garrett was a NASCAR fan, loved the mountains, and enjoyed building construction. In addition to his mother, Garrett was also preceded in death by a sister Teresa Powell.

     Survivors include Wife: Debbie Quick Morris of the home; 2 Sons: Andrew (Nicole) Morris of Columbus, NC and Brandon Morris of Cheraw, SC; Daughter: Brook (Jamie) Norris of Cheraw, SC; Father: Bradley Lawrence Morris of McBee, SC; 6 Grandchildren: Anna, Evan, and Raeleigh Norris, and McKenna, Mason, and Madelyn Morris; 2 Sisters: Gloria (Fred) Seale of Florence, SC and Rhonda (Randy) Tiller of McBee, SC; and Brother-in-law: William Powell of Florence, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 232 Hwy 15-401 Bypass East, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC serving the Morris family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

 

Douglas M. 'Doug' Stowe

MT. CROGHAN - Rev. Douglas M. “Doug” Stowe, age 80, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 14, 2015.

     A funeral service was at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.

     Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, February 16, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home of Denise Davis, 25 Sandy Plains Road, Chesterfield, SC.

     Rev. Stowe was born March 2, 1934 in Charlotte, NC a son of the late Rev. John William and Stella Moffatt Stowe. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War, and a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Stowe was a multi-talented master machinist, gunsmith, locksmith, magician, and ventriloquist. He was affectionately known as the “Professor” because he had great knowledge in many areas. Of all the things Preacher Doug enjoyed, his greatest passion was sharing the love of Christ with others. 

     He was ordained into the Gospel Ministry by Rockwell Baptist Church of Mooresville, NC in the early 1960’s and after moving to South Carolina served the following churches as Pastor, Mt. Croghan Baptist, Oakland Baptist, David’s Grove Baptist, and Thompson Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Preacher Doug was preceded in death by his wife, Doris H. Stowe; 5 brothers, Forrest, Daniel, Gary, Randy, and Vernon Stowe; and by 1 sister, Brenda S. Thompson.

     Survivors include Very Best Friend Ever & Heartmate: Barbara Adams Lisenby of Chesterfield, SC; Children: John Douglas (Crystal) Stowe of Mt. Croghan, SC, Denise Stowen (David Gulledge) Davis of Chesterfield, SC, Doris Stowe of Gastonia, NC, Christopher Lisenby, and Deana Lisenby (Joe) Owen both of Chesterfield, SC; Grandchildren: Chance Douglas Stowe, Krislynne Leanna Stowe, and Jordan Lisenby; Sisters: Jewell Stowe Anthony of Bessemer City, NC and Linda Stowe (Ned) Sexton of Myrtle Beach, SC; Also New Friend: Zach Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church, “Meals on Wheels Program”, c/o Linda Mills, Treasurer, 1285 Wexford Street, Ruby, SC, 29741.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the Stowe family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

 

Josephine Hopkins Gates-Coates

CHERAW - Josephine Hopkins Gates-Coates, 91, died Sunday, March 1, 2015. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Charlie Z. and Rilla Jane Thompson Hopkins. She was the widow of Douglas T. Coates. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC and an adult choir member. She loved listening to religious music and opera. She enjoyed sewing and gardening.

     Survivors are her sons, Marion (Jonna) H. Gates Jr. of Cayce, SC, Michael (Wanda) Coates of Bennettsville, SC, Glynn (Lynne) Coates of Virginia Beach, VA, a daughter, Jane (Earl) G. Pelfrey of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Janie K. Taylor of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Hugh Gates, Bryan Gates, Rebecca Jones, Mike Coates, Brian Coates, Chris Coates, Thomas Coates, Collyn Coates, Sheri Rogers and Karen Helms, also many great and great great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also her first husband Marion H. Gates, Sr., a son, Franklin “Frankie” Coates, brothers, Charlie Z. Hopkins, Jr., James I. Hopkins, Bryant Hopkins, sisters, Irene Hopkins West and Lillie Maude Lowrimore.

     The family received friends 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Westside Baptist Church, PO Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

 

Earle Thomas Hatcher

WALLACE - Earle Thomas Hatcher, 44, died Monday, March 02, 2015. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late Simmie John Hatcher, Jr. and Kathryn Driggers Hatcher. He love to go fishing and working with his hands.

     Survivors are: a brother, Robert (Renne) Hatcher, nieces, Brittany Hatcher, Caitlyn Hatcher and a great nephew, Braxton Wadell all of Cheraw, SC.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother, John Michael Hatcher.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.

     Memorials to: Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Building Fund, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

 

Ronnie Leviner 

WALLACE - Ronnie Leviner, 62, died Saturday, February7, 2015.

     Born in Wallace, SC he was a son of the late Belvin and Vera Chavis Leviner. He was owner and operator of Ronnie Leviner Towing Service for 30 + years. He had been a member of Wallace Rescue Squad. He enjoyed Drag Racing and Fishing.

Survivors are his wife, Faye Threadgill Leviner of Wallace, SC, sons, Ray Leviner of Wallace, SC, Lance Leviner of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Chasity (Jason) Steen of Bennettsville, SC, brothers, B.J. (Susan) Leviner of Cheraw, SC, Terry (Debbie) Leviner of Cheraw, SC, Randolph Gordan of Cheraw, SC, Ronnie Brigman of Wallace, SC, sisters, Diane (Charles) Smithe of Wallace, SC, Monalisa Hatcher of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Brittany Lagunas, Dawson Leviner, Dominick Leviner, Madison Steen and one great grandchild, Javan Lagunas

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, also, brothers, Bobby Leviner and Wesley Leviner. The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, February 9, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC

     A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church, Wallace, SC. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

 

Jeremiah Kelly Medlin

PAGELAND - Master Jeremiah Kelly Medlin, age 3, died Friday, February 27, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at First Freewill Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Greenlawn Memorial Park.

     Visitation was 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, March 2, 2015 at First Freewill Baptist Church, Pageland, SC.

     Master Medlin was born February 5, 2012 in Lancaster, SC the son of Bobby Medlin and Brittany Langley. Jeremiah was full of energy and was “All Boy.” He loved playing with his tractors and trucks, especially his fire truck. His favorite tv show was Curious George, but his favorite pastime was playing outside in any weather! Although brief, Jeremiah’s life impacted everyone he came in contact with. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary Jane Laney.

     Survivors include Parents: Bobby Medlin & Brittany Langley of the home; 2 Sisters: Elizabeth Ramirez and Angel Langley both of the home; Paternal Grandparents: Junior & Vicky Eller of Jefferson, SC and Bill Benton of Monroe, NC; Maternal Grandparents: George & Barbara Langley of Pageland, SC; Also: Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Medlin Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

 

Katie Raffaldt Oliver

YORK - Mrs. Katie Raffaldt Oliver, age 84, died Monday, March 2, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Cross Roads Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

     Visitation was from 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Thursday, March 5, 2015, prior to the service at Cross Roads Baptist Church.

     Mrs. Oliver was born March 18, 1930 in Jefferson, SC a daughter of the late Edward Jack and Maggie McManus Raffaldt. She was a retired employee of Springs Industries and a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. Mrs. Oliver was a member of W.O.W. Lodge 516. Katie enjoyed listening to music, gardening and cooking. In addition to her parents, Katie was also preceded in death by her husband Reese Oliver; a brother Fred J. Raffaldt; and by 3 sisters, Lillie M. Watts, Nezzie Lucas, and Glennie B. Byrd.

     Survivors include 2 Sons: Paul Wright of Pelzer, SC and Tony Edward (Betty) Oliver of Rock Hill, SC; 2 Daughters: Pat O. Miller of Rock Hill, SC and Marie Jacobs of Lancaster, SC; 1 Stepson: Don (Shirley) Oliver of McConnells, SC; 1 Foster Son: Jerry (Trudy) Terlinde of Fort Mill, SC; 1 Sister: Mary Faile of Jefferson, SC; Also 11 Grandchildren and numerous Great Grandchildren.

     Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, SC, 29741, or to a charity of one’s choice.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Oliver Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

 

Geneva ‘Ruby‘ Roller

WALLACE - Geneva “Ruby” Roller, 76, died Saturday, February 28, 2015. Born in McColl, SC she was adaughter of the late Colon L. and Beatrice Hill Cheek. She was a member ofCheraw Church of God. She loved her grandchildren and cared deeply for her pets Boo and Caleb.

     Survivors are: her husband, Earl Roller of Wallace, SC, a daughter, Sharon (Carson) R. Collins of Cheraw, SC, daughter-in-law, Nancy Richardson of Wallace, SC, brothers, Leroy “Buddy” Cheek of Wallace, SC, George “Frankie” (Ann) Cheek of Mc-Coll, SC, Colon “Joe” Cheek of Mc-Coll, SC, a sister, Brenda McLucas of Laurinburg, NC, grandchildren, Devin, Jenifer (W.J.), Katelyn, Bethany, Morgan and a great grandchild, Maya.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a son, Kenneth Wade Richardson, a brother, Billy W. Cheek, a sister, Shelby Turner, a brother-in-law, Hugh McLucas, sisters-in-law, Hazel Cheek, Ida Mae Cheek, Midge Cheek and Bobbie Jean Cheek. The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, March 2, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Cheraw Church of God, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Rogers Cemetery, McColl, SC.

     Memorial to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

 

Carmelita W. Rollins

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Carmelita W. Rollins, age 83, died Thursday, March 5, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Hopewell Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

     Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 8, 2015, prior to the service at the Church Fellowship Hall.

     Mrs. Rollins was born June 2, 1931 in Hawkins, TX a daughter of the late George and Minnie Cameron Wilbanks.

 She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a Member of Hopewell Baptist Church, where she served as a preschool Sunday school teacher.

     Mrs. Rollins enjoyed fishing, working in her flowers, and collecting knick-knacks. Her favorite collections were her angels and salt and pepper shakers. In addition to her parents, Carmelita was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Rollins, Jr.; sister, Georgia Burtnett; and grandson, Joseph Randel “Joe” Rollins.

     Survivors include 3 Sons: Jimmy Bryan (Cindy) Rollins of Greenwood, SC, George (Lois) Rollins, and Randel Lee (Elaine Rigdon) Rollins both of Cheraw, SC; 1 Daughter: Jennifer R. (Rev. Glenn Scott) White of Chesterfield, SC; Grandchildren: Kelly (Rick) Sellers of Ruby, SC, Jon (Melissa) White of Mt. Croghan, SC, Casey (Joey) Carnes of Ruby, SC, Jessica Rollins of Cheraw, SC, Bryan (Erica) Rollins of Wake Forest, NC, Ricky (Janna Bradberry) Rollins of Greenwood, SC, Rusty Rigdon, and Brian Rigdon both of Chesterfield, SC; Great Grandchildren: Alyssa Sellers, Seth Sellers, Alex Carnes, Bethany Carnes, and Logan Moore 1 Brother: Bobby (Anne) Wilbanks of Hawkins, TX.

     Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 15066 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 288 CR 3650, Hawkins, TX 75765.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving The Rollins Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

 

Florence J. Russell

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Florence J. Russell, age 90, died Thursday, March 5, 2015.

     A graveside service was held at 4:00 PM Monday, March 9, 2015 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the home of Carol Demiere, 280 Ivy Ave., Chesterfield.

     Mrs. Russell was born February 3, 1925 in Chicago, IL a daughter of the late James Orville and Angie Welch Massey. She was a retired office manager with C.D. Peacock Jewelers in Chicago. Mrs. Russell enjoyed reading, cooking, and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Russell; sister, Grace  Massey; son-in-law, Frank DeMiere; and granddaughter, Patti Perry.

     Survivors include 1 Son: James Russell of Ruby, SC; 1 Daughter: Carol DeMiere of Chesterfield, SC1 Granddaughter: Sharon DeMiere of Ruby, SC; Great Grandchildren: Landon Perry and Jake Brown.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Russell family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

 

Betty Neal Davis Sellers

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Betty Neal Davis Sellers, age 86, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 12:00 PM, Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 11:00 –12:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Sellers was born March 4, 1928 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Earl Stancil Davis and Sarah McRae Davis. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a retired employee of Glenn Manufacturing. Betty was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She enjoyed growing flowers, sewing, reading books and being with her family. In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Edsel F. Sellers and her two brothers, John Duncan Davis and Earl Stancil Davis Jr.

     Survivors include 2 Sons: Eddie (Brenda) Sellers and Tom (Renee) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; 3 Daughters: Marie Garza and Susan (David) Odom of C hesterfield, SC and Kathy (Scotty) Crawley of Salisbury, NC, and Jeremy (Amber) Crawley of Salisbury, NC; Grandchildren: Allyson Brumbles, JessicaGarza, Justin, Dylan, Dakota and Drew (Kristen) Sellers all of Chesterfield, SC; Great Grandchildren: Josh and Eli Brumbles, Aaliyah and Nataleigh Sellers all of Chesterfield, SC and Griffin, Sadie, and Tessa Crawley of Salisbury, NC; Aunts: Flora Nelle Johnson of McFarlan, NC and Frances McRae of Florence, SC. Nieces and Nephews: Amanda (Nathan and Seth) Johnson of Chesterfield, SC; Kyle (Robin, Holden, and Kylie) Davis of Cheraw, SC; Randy (Brooke) Davis of Columbia, SC; and Lynn (Miranda) Davis Turner of Mooresville, NC.

     Special thanks to the Chesterfield Convalescent Center and Dr. Biester for the good care given to our mother.

     Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Convalescent Center, ATTN. Lisa Adair, 1150 State Road, Cheraw, SC, 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Sellers family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

 

Ernest Boan

CHERAW - Ernest Boan, 79, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late Curtis L and Geneva Boan. He was the widower of Rejean A. Boan. He was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. He was retired from (James Fabrics) Highland Industries with 47 years of service. He enjoyed sports and fishing.

     Survivors are: Chris (Gail) Boan of Chesterfield, SC, Karen Boan, Elaine Boan both of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Nathan Boan of Bennettsville, SC, Douglas Boan of Hamlet, NC, sisters, Bonnie Leviner, Linda Teal both of Wallace, SC, Ginnie McMillan of Englewood, OH, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, his biological mother who died when he was 2, Virginia Perkins Boan, brothers, Curtis “Buck” Boan, Jr., David Boan, Bradford Boan and a sister, Lorene Hayes.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A graveside service, with military honors, was held 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to the charity of your choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

 

Pearl Perdue Brown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mrs. Pearl Perdue Brown, age 98, formerly of Patrick, SC, died Sunday, March 8, 2015. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00, Saturday, March 14, 2015 prior to the service at the church.

     Mrs. Brown was born July 12, 1916 in Hartsville, SC a daughter of the late Erwin and Addie Tolson Perdue. She was a homemaker and member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Brown enjoyed gardening, working in her flowers, sewing and cooking. In addition to her parents, Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Hoskin Brown; 2 sisters, Letha Denson and Earline Vita; and by 10 brothers, James, Harold, Carroll, Wade, Ray, Eugene, Ellis, Charles, Jerry, and Guy Perdue. Survivors include Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces and Great Nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 1635 Cedar Creek Church Rd., Hartsville, SC 29550 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Brown family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

 

Janie Williams Cagle

CHERAW - Janie Williams Cagle, 76, died Thursday, March 5, 2015. Born in Laurinburg, NC she was a daughter of the late Danny and Ollie Mae Williams Strickland. She enjoyed quilting and sewing. She lovingly took care of children and the elderly. Her favorite thing to do was to play with her grandbabies.

     Survivors are her daughters, Mary (Carlton) Roscoe, Jacqueline Cagle (Mitchell Dunn) all of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Jimmy (Teresa) Williams of Monroe, NC, sisters, Glennie Taylor(Rick Dickson) of Orlando, FL, Pat (Teddy) McRae of Mt. Gilead, NC, eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC.

      A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC.

     Memorials to: Janie Cagle Memorial Fund, c\o Kiser Funeral Home, 1020 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

 

Bobby Driggers Sr.

CHERAW - Bobby Driggers, Sr., 69, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Born in Cheraw he was a son of the late Barney and Rosa Mae Cole Driggers. He was retired from Cheraw Lumber. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, racing, football, and working.

     Survivors are his wife Martha C. Driggers of Cheraw, SC, Bobby Ray Driggers, Jr of Cheraw, SC, David Driggers of Bourbonnais, IL, a daughter, Susan Driggers of Wallace, SC and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and brothers, Barney “Sly” Driggers and Robert Driggers.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

      A memorial service was held 7:00 PM Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.  Cheraw Healthcare, Activities Fund, 400 Moffat Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

 

Ronald Larry Drummond

CHERAW - Mr. Ronald Larry Drummond, age 76, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

     A graveside service with military honors was held at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 13, 2015, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens

     Mr. Drummond was born March 8, 1939, in Huntington, WV, a son of the late Robert and Iona Norris Drummond. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War with 20 years of service to our country. Mr. Drummond was the recipient of the Bronze Star, and the Silver Service Star Medal. Following his retirement, he worked as a security guard with American Security. In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by hisbrother, Robert Gray Drummond; and sister, Barbara Jean Rochon.

     Survivors include Wife of 47 years: Barbara Drummond of the home; 3 Sons: Ronald (Katharine) Drummond, II of Utah, Donald (Dawn) Drummond of Blythewood, SC, and David (Ashley) Drummond of Cheraw, SC; Grandchildren: Thomas, Ezra, Hannah, Audrey, Dakota, Delaney, and Damian Drummond; Brother-in-law: John L. Rochon of Amelia, OH.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Drummond Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

 

Dave J. Griffith Sr.

CHERAW - Mr. Dave J. Griffith, Sr. age 84, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at his home.

     A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Zoar United Methodist Church. Interment Followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

     Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Friday, March 13, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

     Mr. Griffith was born September 21, 1930 in Sumter, SC. The MAN, the Legend in our eyes, Son, Brother, Husband, Dad and Pa, friend and neighbor, is now at peace, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late William Boyd Griffith Sr. and Nellie Johnson Griffith Windham.

     Dave was born and raised on a farm in Sumter, SC where he worked the family farm and helped raise his younger siblings, after the death of his father at age 40. His only run in with the law was with the Feds. When him, his brothers, and some friends made and ran moonshine to Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter. To stay out of jail, he was offered a deal. He could work for Kelly Trucking or go to jail. Dave quickly became a truck driver, which became his career for many years. In 1952 he met, fell in love, and married a very young lady who remained by his side as wife and mother to their five children for over 62 years. They moved to Cheraw SC in 1960 when transferred by Branch Motor Lines. They have remained here ever since raising their family. Dave was a member of the Masonic Lodge # 15 in Cheraw, SC for over 40 years, and was also a Shriner. He loved the outdoors and fishing with his sons on Santee – Cooper, and bird watching. In addition to his parents, Dave was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Wilson and three brothers; Robert, Ira, and William B. Griffith.

     Survivors include Wife of 62 years: Susie Pack Griffith of the home; 3 Sons: Dave J. (Janice) Griffith Jr. of Cheraw, SC, Mark B. (Rhonda) Griffith of Wallace, SC and Jeffery C. (Elizabeth Schwartz) Griffith of Martin, TN; 2 Daughters: Pamela G. (James) Daily of Middlebury, VT and Wanda G. (Jim) Inman of Rockingham, NC; 6 Grandchildren: John Jr. and Josh Lisenby, Hillary and Tatum Daily of Vermont, Quentin Griffith of Cheraw, and Carrie Griffith (Tim) Allison of Florence, SC; 2 Great Grandchildren: Zachary Lisenby and Annajo Smith of Vermont.

     The family would like to thank Hospice caregivers, nurses, doctors, and chaplain for all their support and wonderful care; Zoar United Methodist Church for their support and wonderful meals; as well as a special thank you for Diane (Pack) Johnson and Sellarhea Jordan for their many visits, love and food.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o of Debbie Foote, 2472 Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 950 West Farris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Griffith family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

 

Lawson Perry Sellers

CHERAW - Mr. Lawson Perry Sellers, age 75, died Thursday, March 12, 2015.

     A service of celebration was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Visitation was from 2:30 – 3:00 PM, Sunday, prior to the service at the church.

     Mr. Sellers was born July 14, 1939 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Lonnie Carson and Carrie Jane Hancock Sellers. He was a retired truck driver with ABF Trucking and a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Lawson was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a member and the Sgt. of Arms of the American Legion Post 74, and a member of the BWZ Men’s Club. In addition to his parents, Lawson was also preceded in death by three brothers, Gerald, David, and Mitchell Sellers.

     Survivors include Wife of 48 years: Neatus Roberts Sellers of the home; 2 Daughters: April Sellers (Shawn) Wright of Chesterfield, SC and Ginger Sellers (Ben) Daniel of Florence, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Emma Grace Daniel, Luke Carson Daniel, Lawson William Wright, and Perry Christian Wright; 2 Brothers: Billy Sellers and Glen Sellers of Cheraw, SC; 3 Sisters: Mamie Newton of Cheraw, SC, Margie Ruth Hart of Missouri, and Mary Catherine Meredith of Jamestown, NY.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church “Cemetery Fund” 1016 Tec. Rd. Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Sellers family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

 

Charles V. Tucker

CHERAW - Charles V. Tucker, 76, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Born in Laurel Hill, NC he was a son of the late Johnson Tucker, Sr. and Rosa Lee Walters Tucker. He served in the National Guard. He was retired as an electrician. He enjoyed singing when he woke up in the mornings. He enjoyed fishing, praying, bird watching, reading his Bible and watching world’s funniest video’s.

     Surviving is his wife, Patricia Ann Fore Tucker of Cheraw, SC, daughters Sherry (James) Rhea of Cheraw, SC, Melody Adams of Florence, SC, a brother, Johnson (Billie Ann) Tucker, Jr. of Laurinburg, NC, a sister, Virginia Hardee of Wagram, NC, grandchildren, Alexis Nicole Adams and Tara Rhea (Joe) Campbell.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a sister Helen Barfield.

     The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 1:00 PM, Friday, March 13, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial.

     Memorial to: Agape Hospice, 309 E. Main Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

 

Robert ‘Rob’ Leo Webster

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Robert “Rob” Leo Webster, age 93, died Thursday, March 12, 2015.

     A graveside service was held at 4:00 PM, Monday, March 16,

2015 at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 2:30 – 3:30 PM Monday, March 16, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Webster was born June 24, 1921 in Hope Mills, NC a son of the late Timothy and Elizabeth Koonce Webster. He was a retired commercial carpenter and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Rob was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and a member of Chesterfield American Legion Post 74. After retirement, Rob enjoyed raising cows and gardening. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Iona Cupp Webster and three brothers, Tim, Lacy, and Walter Webster.

     Survivors include 1 Son: Rodney Webster of Chesterfield, SC; Caregiver: Melinda Brigman of Chesterfield, SC; Also several Nieces and Nephews.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Webster family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

 

David Shane Bolin

LANCASTER – Mr. David Shane Bolin, 40, died on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1PM from Flemming Funerals, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Lighthouse Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC.

     He was born to Margie Deason Noe and the late David Bolin, Jr. in Cheraw, SC. Survivors: mother, Margie Noe, Lancaster, SC; children, Skyeler Parkerand Tripp Kee of both Charlotte, NC; a sister, Kacy Noe (Ronnie Blackwell), Lancaster, SC; a brother, Bradley Bolin, Lancaster, SC. Published in THE  LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

                                      

Annie Sue Eddins Carpenter

CHERAW – Mrs. Annie Sue Eddins Carpenter, age 85, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at her home.

     A graveside service was held at 4:00 PM, Friday, March 13, 2015 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Friday, March 13, 2015 prior to the service at Westfield Creek Baptist Church.

     Mrs. Carpenter was born October 28, 1929 in Chesterfield SC a daughter of the late Julius Milton and Hattie Deese Eddins. She was a retired employee of Wade Manufacturing and member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Annie Sue loved cooking, growing flowers, and feeding the squirrels. She also enjoyed taking care of Grandchildren and Great Grands. In addition to her parents, Annie Sue was also preceded in death by a son, Timothy Raymond Carpenter; two brothers, James “Buck” Eddins and John Eddins; and four sisters, May Eddins Sullivan, Lib Eddins Berry, Margaret Eddins Gaddy Carter, and Lucille Eddins Previtte.

     Survivors include Husband of 66 years: Raymond Carpenter of the home; 2 Grandchildren: Mindy Sue Carpenter (Stephen) Napier of Polkton, NC and Richie Raymond Carpenter of Peachland, NC; 4 Great Grandchildren: Bradley Hunter Caudle, Blake Napier, Courtney Napier, and Amber Napier; Also Nieces and Nephews.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Carpenter Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

 

Larry Kenneth Curtis

RUBY – Mr. Larry Kenneth Curtis, age 68, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Friday, March 20, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Ruby Cemetery, Ruby, SC. Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Curtis was born January 13, 1947 in Florence, SC a son of the late Legett Roland and Lena Tucker Curtis. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and attended Florence- Darlington Tec. Larry has been a member of the Miller-Rivers and Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home family for the past 32 years serving bereaved families as a funeral   associate. He was a former member of the SC Army National Guard and the Chesterfield Rescue Squad. Larry has been a member of the Chesterfield Fire Department for almost 45 years and was also a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220. Mr. Curtis was a faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church where he had served as Deacon, Usher, member of Building and Grounds, and the church Bus Committee. He enjoyed camping, going on cruises, and traveling with family and friends. Larry will be remembered by the staff and children at Ruby Elementary School as well as others, as a “Special Christmas Helper”. In addition to his parents, Larry was also preceded in death by a brother, Julian Curtis.

     Survivors include Wife: Carolyn Moore Curtis of the home; 1 Son: Brent Curtis of Ruby, SC; 1 Daughter: Amy Curtis-Wallace (Ray) of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Brother: Bill (Jean) Curtis of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Sister: Sylvia C. (David) McGee of Cheraw, SC; 2 Grandchildren: Michael Hannah and Rayleigh Wallace; 2 Great Grandchildren: Bray-

lan Hannah and McKenlee Hannah Also many Nieces and Nephews that he loved dearly; Special “Family Member” Meaghan (Brad) Windham and Audrey of Darlington, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709, Ruby Elementary Christmas Fund, P.O. Box 7, Ruby, SC 29741, or Ruby Baptist Church “Shoe Box Ministry” P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Curtis family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

 

Deborah DuBois

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Reverend Deborah DuBois, 63, died on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Funeral service was held on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3PM from the Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church, Charlotte, NC. Burial followed in the Love Family Cemetery,Jefferson, South Carolina. She was born September in Rochester,  PA to the late Alvin Theodore Heisser Sr. and Reba Carol Love Heisser. Deborah was employed at FiServ (formerly EDS) from January 1985 until she became ill in October 2012. Survivors: children, Christopher DuBois (Nathalie) of Charlotte, NC and Erica DuBois Bridges (Mark) of Matthews, NC. a brother; Alvin Theodore Heisser Jr. (Marian) of Irvine, CA. Six grandchildren, one great grandson. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

 

Keon Ameer McMillian

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Keon Ameer McMillian, 2, died on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  Funeral services were held on Monday, March 16, 2014 at from the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC. He was born in Greensville, SC. Keon enjoyed reading, coloring, playing at the park, sports, playing with cars and trucks, and he really loved dogs.

     Survivors: parents, Geneva Branch and Kendric McMillian; grandparents, Kenneth and Shirley McMillian, Dalzell, SC, Leroy Steve Branch and Genevieve Beeks, Greenville, SC; Sharon Dixon, Chesterfield, SC and Mickey Wilson, Cheraw, SC; great grandparents, James and Estelle McMillian, Sumter, SC, Janie Beeks, Fountain Inn, SC and Hollie Dixon, Chesterfield, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

 

Juanita Nivens

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mrs. Juanita Nivens, 40, died on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Services were held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 4PM from the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC. She was born to Theodis and Ella Porter in Chicago Heights, Il . She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. She was a realtor in Mecklenburg County, NC. Survivors: her husband, Lloyd Nivens III; three children, Tarell Brown, Dominique Ray and Lloyd Nivens IV; two brothers Melvin Porter and Theodis Porter and two sisters, Vera Coswell and Hope Parker. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

 

Lawson Perry Sellers

CHERAW – Mr. Lawson PerrySellers, age 75, died Thursday, March 12, 2015.

      A service of celebration was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Visitation was from 2:30 – 3:00 PM, Sunday, prior to the service at the church.

     Mr. Sellers was born July 14, 1939 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Lonnie Carson and Carrie Jane Hancock Sellers. He was a retired truck driver with ABF Trucking and a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Lawson was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a member and the Sgt. of Arms of the American Legion Post 74, and a member of the BWZ Men’s Club. In addition to his parents, Lawson was also preceded in death by three brothers, Gerald, David, and Mitchell Sellers.

     Survivors include Wife of 48 years: Neatus Roberts Sellers of the home; 2 Daughters: April Sellers (Shawn) Wright of Chesterfield, SC and Ginger Sellers (Ben) Daniel of Florence, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Emma Grace Daniel, Luke Carson Daniel, Lawson William Wright, and Perry Christian Wright; 2 Brothers: Billy Sellers and Glen Sellers of Cheraw, SC; 3 Sisters: Mamie Newton of Cheraw, SC, Margie Ruth Hart of Missouri, and Mary Catherine Meredith of Jamestown, NY.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church “Cemetery Fund” 1016 Tec. Rd. Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Sellers family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

 

Lethia B. Hough Sellers

COLUMBIA – Mrs. Lethia B. Hough Sellers, 75, died on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Funeral service were held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 1PM at the Mount Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. The daughter of the late Hollis and Arlevia Hough was born in Chesterfield County, SC. She graduated Class of 1958 from the Petersburg High School in Pageland, SC and retired from Place Child Development Center in Brooklyn, NY in 2001. Survivors: David L. Sellers; a son, David Neal Sellers, Esq.; two daughters, Dale Estrada (Ismael) and Dr. Denethia B. Sellers all of Columbia, SC; three granddaughters, Dalisha Estrada of Charlotte, NC, Alexis Estrada of Columbia, SC and Charli Camryn Sellers of Brooklyn, NY; three sisters, Ernestine Cobb of Columbus, GA, Amanda Jackson and Arlevia Brumfield of Brooklyn, NY; one brother, James B. Hough of Pageland, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

 

Charles V. Tucker

CHERAW – Charles V. Tucker, 76, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Born in Laurel Hill, NC he was a son of the late Johnson Tucker, Sr. and Rosa Lee Walters Tucker. He served in the National Guard. He was retired as an electrician. He enjoyed singing when he woke up in the mornings. He enjoyed fishing, praying, bird watching, reading his Bible and watching world’s funniest video’s.

Surviving is his wife, Patricia Ann Fore Tucker of Cheraw, SC, daughters Sherry (James) Rhea of Cheraw, SC, Melody Adams of Florence, SC, a brother, Johnson (Billie Ann) Tucker, Jr. of Laurinburg, NC, a sister, Virginia Hardee of Wagram, NC, grandchildren, Alexis Nicole Adams and Tara Rhea (Joe) Campbell.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a sister Helen Barfield.

     The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 1:00 PM, Friday, March 13, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Hone of Cheraw, SC, Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial. Memorial to: Agape Hospice, 309 E. Main Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

 

Charles Edward Davis

CHERAW – Mr. Charles Edward Davis, age 70, died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at his home.

     A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, Marc24, 2015 at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Patrick Cemetery, Patrick, SC.

     Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Tuesday, March 24, 2015 prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Davis was born December 3, 1944 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Marion Bruce and Sarah Nezzie Polson Davis.

He was a retired supervisor with Galey & Lord. Charles enjoyed fishing and playing cards. In addition to his parents, Charles was also preceded in death by two brothers, Tommy and Vernon Davis; and three sisters, Lottie Oswald, Jean Ford, and Louise Ford.

     Survivors include Wife: Linda Wilkes Davis of the home; 3 Daughters: Mary (Danny) Russell, Cindy (Tim) Pollard of Chesterfield,SC and Tanya (Jamie) Crimmins of Rock Hill, SC; 1 Step Daughter: Tammy McCathern of Bishopville, SC; 1 Step Son: Keiven Smith of Florence, SC

     6 Grandchildren: Adrienne and Whitley Russell, Ashli P. (Derik) Adams, Kyle Pollard, Kassidy and Camden Crimmins; 2 Step Grandchildren: Amber and Pricilla McCathern; 4 Brothers: Donnie, James, and Ken Davis of Cheraw, SC and Jakie Davis of Georgetown, SC  1 Sister: Margaret Cook of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; Also Nieces and Nephews.

     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 Davis

Family.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

 

Jacky Ray Shaw

ASHEVILLE, NC – Mr. Jacky Ray Shaw, age 68, formerly of Chesterfield, SC, died Sunday, March 22,2015.

      A funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Pine Grove Baptist Church Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Thursday, March 26, 2015 prior to the service in the Lower Fellowship Hall of the Church.

     Mr. Shaw was born September 23, 1946 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late James C. and Doris Davis Shaw. He was a former textile plant manager and was also owner of a chemical business in Guatemala, Central America for many years. Jacky was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. He was an avid Panthers fan and PSL owner since the team’s inception in 1993. In  addition                                                                                                                                         to his parents, Jacky was also preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Jo Shaw, and by a sister Bonnie Jean Shaw.

     Survivors include 1 Daughter: Angela Marie Shaw (Rick) Hays of Mt. Pleasant, SC; 1 Grandchild: Jessica Madison Bateman; 1 Stepson: William (Andrea) Stuart of Asheville, NC;  1 Stepdaughter: Jennifer (Jose) Gonzales of Carey, NC; 1 Brother Jimmy Shaw of Hartsville, SC; 2 Sisters: Carol S.(Gerry T.) Rivers and Doris Anne S. (J.W.) Lisenby of Chesterfield,SC; 4 Step   Grandchildren: Erin Wilson, Adrian and Amaury Gonzales and Cameron Stuart; 2 Aunts: Lib Guinn and Helen Moore; 2 Uncles: Mitchell “Pee Wee” (Saundra) Shaw and W.L. (Kate) Davis; Also Nieces and Nephews. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Shaw Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

 

Brandon Ellerbe

CHERAW - Brandon Ellerbe, 28, died on Sunday, March 22, 2015.

     Funeral services were held on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 3PM from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church Cheraw, SC.Burial followed in the Smithville A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery.

     He was born in Cheraw, SC.

     Brandon was a graduate of Cheraw High School and was employed with INA Bearing of Cheraw, SC.

     Survivors: parents, Willie and Maggie Sellers; nine sisters, Teressa Leak (Johnny), Cheraw, SC, Tracy Norwood (Rico), Monroe, NC, Theresa Michelle Cook (Michael), Tonya Ellerbe, Theda Henry, all of Cheraw, SC, LaVounda Floyd, Tashia Rubin (Chad) both of Florence, SC, Tammy Ellerbe and Tiffany Ellerbe both of Cheraw, SC; seven brothers, John Ellerbe III, Queens, NY, Daniel Ellerbe, Apollo Alex Ellerbe, Chris Ellerbe (Tosha), Etric Kenyatta Ellerbe, Travis Ellerbe and Paul Ellerbe all of Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

 

Emma Rae Hammond Eskridge

CHERAW - Mrs. Emma Rae Hammond Eskridge, age 91, died Thursday, March 26, 2015.

A graveside service was held at 2:00 P.M.Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Visitation was immediately following the service at the Faith Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.

     Mrs. Eskridge was born February 29, 1924, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late A. Bub and Lessie White Hammond. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a retired legal secretary with the Law Office of Harris, Griggs, and Spruill. Mrs. Eskridgewas  a faithful charter member of Faith Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed needlework, gardening, and coffee with her friends. Emma Rae especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great

grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Emma Rae was also preceded in death by her brothers, Wilbur, Fay, and Jack Hammond, and by her sister Louise Hammond Gulledge.

     Survivors include Husband of 70 years: Ernest R. Eskridge of the home; Son: Randy (Nancy) Eskridge of Mauldin, SC; Daughter: Nancy Eskridge Scoggins of Columbia, SC; 2 Grandsons: Matthew (Andrea)

Eskridge of Baltimore, Md. and Dixon(Lauren) Scoggins of Simpsonville, SC; 2 Great Grandchildren: Jack Elliott Eskridge and  Ellery Scoggins; Also Nieces and Nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church, 900 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eskridge family.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

 

Ernest Hill Kimrey

CHERAW - Ernest Hill Kimrey, 79, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late Brack M. and Ruth Allen Kimrey. He was a member of Cheraw First Baptist, the American Legion, and the Moose Lodge. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He was retired from the Becker Sand and Gravel Company (Hanson). He enjoyed golf, fishing, bowling and spending time with family.

      Survivors are: a brother, Roger W. Kimrey of Chattahoochee, FL, a sister, Barbara Graham of Cheraw, SC and many nieces  and nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers, Brack M. Kimrey, Jr., Douglas H. Kimrey and a sister, Vera K. Davis.

     The family received friends 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Friday, March 27, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.  A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 27, 2015 at Kiser Burial Funeral Home. with military honors was at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw,

SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

 

Marion W. Mason

CHERAW - Marion W. Mason, 101 years old, went to Her Lord and Savior, peacefully on Monday, March 30, 2015. Born August 18, 1913 in Cleveland Ohio, she was the daughter of the late James and Ethel Reilly. After spending most of her adult life in Northeastern Ohio she moved to Cheraw, South Carolina with her husband, Rex in 1980. Marion and Rex were married on December 9th, 1935 and had been happily married for 48 years before Rex’s passing in 1983. Marion was a member of Saint Peter’s Catholic Church for the last 35 years.

     Surviving are her son, Jack H. Mason and his wife Kathleen of Jupiter, Florida, and her daughter, Jeannette M. Linquist of Willis, Texas. In addition, Marion has five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She has a sister, Kathleen Hess of Tallmadge, Ohio. She was also an aunt, a cousin and a friend to many.

     Marion was predeceased by her son-in-law William H. Linquist, grandson Dennis Wagner and her two brothers, James and Frank Reilly.

     Visitation for the remembrance of Marion was held on Saturday, April 4th at 1:00 PM at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church in Cheraw, with a Catholic Funeral Service immediately following at 2:00 PM. Interment was at Chatham Hills Memorial Gardens. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

 

John ‘J.P.‘ McLain

PATRICK - Mr. John “J.P.” McLain, Age 93, went home to be with his Lord, Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 4, 2015 at

St. John Free Will Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 Saturday, April 4, 2015 prior to the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.

     Mr. McLain was born February 7, 1922, in Patrick, SC, a son of the late Grafton Emberry McLain and Laura Polson McLain. He was a retired logger and a lifelong faithful member of St. John Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. McLain loved his Church and his Church Family. J.P. enjoyed visiting and talking with his family and friends, and always invited them to church. In addition to his parents, J.P. was also preceded in death by his two brothers,Woodrow and Mack McLain,  and by his three sisters, Bertha Tyner, RowenaTherrell, and Dora Dillard.

     Survivors include Wife of 71 years: Vena Odom McLain of the home; 1 Son: Cecil E. (Brenda Gayle) McLain of Patrick, SC; 2 Daughters: Rachel M. (Robert) Jordan of Chesterfield, SC and Gail M. (Walter “Buck”) Jordan of Wingate, NC; 5 Grandchildren: Michael (Jo Anne) McLain of Greenville, SC, Rev. Steven (Vicky) McLain of Spartanburg, SC, John Robert (Sherrill) Jordan and Carrie (Jason Smith) Jordan, both of Stanfield, NC, and Charlotte Jordan of Wingate, NC; 5

Great Grandchildren: Eli McLain, Noah, Zachery, and Ashlyn McLain, and Juleigh Vena Jordan; 3 Sisters-in-law: Margaret McLain of Kannapolis, NC, Bill Tolson, of Patrick, SC, and Peggy Jenkins of Chesterfield, SC; Special Niece: Laura Dillard of Concord, NC; Special Friend: Terry Burr of Chesterfield, SC; Also Many Nieces, Nephews, and Friends.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McLain family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

 

Carolyn Graves Rhynes

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Carolyn Graves Rhynes, age 92, died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at her home.

     A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Rhynes was born March 31, 1922 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Lonnie Richard and Ella Sarah Lampley Graves. She was a graduate of Womble Hill School and was a retired seamstress with Chesterfield Manufacturing Company. Mrs. Rhynes was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, where she served as former Sunday school teacher and was the first President of the United Methodist Women’s Society. She was also a member of the Chesterfield Genealogy Society. Carolyn was an avid gardener and enjoyed canning. She loved her tree in her front yard, where she spent a lot of Sunday afternoons with her brothers, sisters, children, and grand- children. Carolyn truly loved life, her family, and she called everyone her friend. She didn’t just participate in life, she made lasting memories that each of us carry in our hearts. With 6 children, 17 Grandchildren, 42 Great, Grandchildren, and 23 Great, Great, Grandchildren, her cup runneth over. At Christmas, she still gave us all a present. Her love was the kind we all need to make us realize her heart was our home. Carolyn had a way of spending quality time with all of us. Feeding us did more than nourish our physical bodies, it fed our souls! In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husbands,

Isom Hurst and Clyde R. Rhynes; a son, Jerry Hurst; two sons-in-law, Robert Mills and Lathaniel Wilkerson; three brothers, Harry Lee, Hazel, and Billy Graves; and five sisters, Ruth Graves, Alice Wallace, Ila Bell Teal, Newell Turnage, and Jolyn Ball.

     Survivors include 2 Sons: Mickey (Peggy) Hurst and Richard (Elaine) Rhynes of Chesterfield, SC; 3 Daughters: Patsy H. Mills, Betty H. Wilkerson, and Rita R. Melton all of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Daughter-in-law: Linda M. Hurst of Chesterfield, SC; Also 17 Grandchildren, 42 Great Grandchildren, and 23 Great, Great, Grandchildren; 2 Brothers-in- law: John Teal of Kannapolis, NC and Lewis Ball of Philippi, WV; 1 Sister-in-law: Rachel Graves of Kannapolis, NC; Also many Nieces and Nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church “Cemetery Fund” 423 Clydes Loop Road, Chesterfield, SC or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rhynes Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

 

Walter Raleigh ‘Buddy‘  Stevens Jr.

CHERAW - Walter Raleigh “Buddy” Stevens, Jr. 75, died Monday, March 23, 2015.

      Born in Wallace, NC he was the son of the late Walter R. and Lorraine Piner Stevens. He was a member of the S.O.S (Society of Shaggers). He was a veteran of the North Carolina National Guard. Mr. Stevens was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. He was retired from J.P. Stevens (Delta Woodside) with over 45+ years of service. He recently assisted with Moree’s Cheraw Country Club with accounting. He enjoyed working in his yard and being a DJ at parties. He loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

     Survivors are: his wife, Annette Moore Stevens of Cheraw, SC, sons, Jeffrey (Lorna) Stevens of Rosamond, CA, Brent A. (Dayna) Stevens of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Melva Boozer of Wilmington, NC, Peggy Boney of Wallace, NC, grandchildren, Scott, Nicole, Finley and Ella.

     The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 11:00 AM, Friday, March 27, 2015at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 1016 Tec Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

 

Pat Caulder Thompson

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Pat Caulder Thompson, age 65 went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 28, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.

     A service of celebration was held at 11: 00 A.M. Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Chesterfield Baptist Church. Interment followed in The Chesterfield Cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Thompson was born January 29, 1950 in Wadesboro, NC, a daughter of Miriam Campbell Caulder and the late Phillip Caston “P.C.” Caulder, Sr. She was a 1967   of Chesterfield High School and received her BA degree in sociology from Winthrop College. Pat was a former social worker with the Chesterfield County DSS, and had also worked with Vocational Rehabilitation, SC Legal Services, and Chesterfield Health Department. She was a member and former secretary of Chesterfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed music, reading, and walking and talking with her friends. Pat’s favorite thing was spending time with her grandchildren and family. She was a friend to many, and often expressed her love for friends and family with personal notes and cards.

     Survivors include Husband: Terry Thompson of the home; Daughter: Shannon Thompson (Josh) Sawyer of Seneca, SC; Stepdaughter: Ashley Thompson (Phillip) Lowe of Florenbce, SC; Grandchildren: Jack Sawyer and Abby and Ross Reeves; Mother: Miriam C. Caulder of Chesterfield, SC; Sisters: Peggy C. (Rev. Howard) Harding of Laurinburg, NC, Sissy C. (Harold) Adams and Penny C. (Cotton) Dixon both of Chesterfield, SC; Brother: Phillip C. (Yetive) Caulder, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC; Also several Nieces and Nephews, including Special Niece: Ashley (Neil) Hawkins and their children, Josh and Lauren of Monroe, NC.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home Adams Campus, P.O. Box 251, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Thompson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

 

John David Lambert

RUBY - Mr. John David Lambert, age 70, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at his home.

     A service of celebration was held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Lambert was born June 15, 1944 in Jefferson, NC, a son of the late “Granny” Alice Martha Lambert. He was a graduate of Lansing High School, and a former shop foreman, mechanic, and truck driver with ARD Trucking. David was also owner and operator of KBT Trucking.

     He was a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church where he had served as Deacon and member of the Building and Grounds Committee. David enjoyed cars, fishing, watching western movies, and greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

    Survivors include Wife of 50 years: Judy Elliott Lambert of the home; 2 Daughters: Rebecca L. (Danny) Tolson and Sara L. (Jay) Brown of Ruby, SC; 5 Grandchildren: Kellen and Connor Tolson, Sarah Elizabeth, Alice-Ann, and David Brown; Mother-in-law: Carrie Lea Elliott of N. Wilkesboro, NC; 2 Brothers: Bill (Emma) Lambert of Ruby, SC and Ralph (Shirley) Lambert of Chesterfield, SC; Also Several Nieces and Nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 309 E. Main St. Bennettsville, SC 29512.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lambert Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

 

Patsy Dixon Lewis

CHERAW - Patsy Dixon Lewis, age 47, died Friday, April 3, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Monday, April 6, 2015 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the First Southern Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Monday, April 6, 2015 prior to the service at the Church.

     Ms. Lewis was born January 12, 1968 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of Patricia Graham Dixon and the late Cecil Dixon. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School, and was an employee of Stanley Tools. Patsy was also a former manager of the Windsor Mart and a former textile employee. She was also the keeper of God’s house at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Patsy loved the outdoors, being at home, and helping others. She was also a true people person, an avid NASCAR fan, and loved playing with her fur baby, “Sammy.”

     Survivors include Special Companion: Mike Bruner of the home; 2 Sons: Christopher (Deanna) Dixon of Chesterfield, SC and Rhen Bruner of Florence, SC; Mother: Patricia G. Dixon of Cheraw, SC; 2 Sisters: Jennie (Charles) Polson Of Phoenix, AZ, and Sandy Dixon ofCheraw, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the Lewis Family to help with Funeral Expenses, 318 East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lewis family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

 

Helen Elizabeth Steen Tilley

CHERAW - Helen Elizabeth Steen Tilley 71, died, Wednesday, April 08, 2015. Born in Bennettsville, SC she was a daughter of the late John Neil and Elizabeth Chavis Steen. She was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC. She was a long time floral designer. She was the former owner of the Butterfly Shop in Cheraw. Helen  enjoyed dancing.

     Surviving is her husband, James Tilley of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Viki Tilley of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Gary Steen of Bennettsville, SC sisters, Doris (Jerry) Kennedy of Fayetteville, NC, Kathy Outlaw of Wallace, SC, Mary Ann (Steve) Moody of Bennettsville, SC, Nell (Sonny) Byrd of McColl, SC and a granddaughter, Ashley Rivers of Cheraw, SC.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, brothers Rev. Bryant Steen, Bobby Steen, Hampton Steen, Wesley Steen, Charles Steen, Bruce Steen, James Steen, and a sister Peggy Watson.

     The family received friends 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Friday, April 10, 2015 at Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the Chavis Cemetery, Wallace, SC.

     Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Thompson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

 

Nancy Page Funderburk Robinson

CHERAW – Nancy Page Funderburk Robeson, 86, died Saturday, April 18, 2015.

She was born on August 3, 1928 in Cheraw, SC. She was the daughter of the late Dr. James Ernest Funderburk and Mary Claire Sellers Funderburk. She attended Cheraw Public Schools and graduated from Winthrop College in 1949 with a B.S. in Sociology. At Winthrop, she was chosen “Most Popular” in her senior class. In December 1948, she married Edwin Robeson of Cheraw, with the agreement with her father that she would complete her college education.

     Upon her graduation, Mrs. Robeson began her career with the Department of Social

Services in Chesterfield County as a social worker for 15 years. A lifelong educator, she worked   in the Chesterfield County public school system as a classroom teacher and guidance counselor for 17 years before retiring in 1985. In recognition of her dedication to education, she was inducted into Delta Kappa Gamma International, an education sorority, in 1979. She served as president of the Omicron Chapter from 1988-1990.

     Mrs. Robeson was a member of the Old Cheraws Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving on the program committee and received her pin for 50 years of service in January of 2001. She was an active member of First PresbyterianChurch in Cheraw and served

 as a Deacon, Elder, and an member of the Endowment Committee. As a member of the Women of the Church, she served as circle leader and received the Honorary Life Membership award

     Mrs. Robeson is survived by her sons, Edwin (Sylvia) W. Robeson Jr. of Marietta,Georgia  and James Ervin (Jane) Robeson of Huger and daughter Kim (David) Robeson Brabham of Cheraw, SC. Her grandchildren are Edwin W. Robeson III of Marietta, Meg (Brian) Ross of Mari-etta, David Brabham Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, James Ervin Robeson, Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, and Laura Brabham of Clemson University. She is also survived by one great-granddaughter, Annie Ross of Marietta; her sister, Mrs. Jean Smoak, of Easley; sister in-law, Connie Funderburk of Florence; and several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in deathby her parents listed above, stepmother Mrs. Effie Wall Funderburk, her husband Edwin W. Robeson Sr. and by eight siblings.

     The family wishes to thank Hospice of Chesterfield County and Jenny Wallace, Cindy Gibson, Rachel Curtis, Annie McQueen, and Brenda Moore for their compassion, devotion, and care during her illness.

     T he family will receive friends Friday evening, April 24, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Building from 5:00-7:00. A Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw following the service.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, Boy Scout Troop 655, or First Presbyterian Church kitchen renovation fund.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home is serving the Robeson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

 

Jackie Ann Scott Anderson

CHERAW - Jackie Ann Scott Anderson, 60, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

     Born in Bennettsville, SC, she was a daughter of Jack and Margaret Purvis Scott. She was an Honor Student and Valedictorian of her Senior Class and graduated with honors in 1973 from Wallace High School, Wallace, SC. She graduated with secretarial skills from Chesterfield Marlboro TEC, Cheraw, SC. She was employed at INA Bearing, Cheraw, SC as a Shipping Clerk. She loved sewing, crafts and yard work

     Surviving are her parents listed above, husband Jeffery Keith Anderson, sons Keith David Williams of Charlotte, NC, James Kevin “Jimmy” Williams of Cheraw, SC, two nieces whom she raised, Ashley Tarlton Lambert and Tracy Tarlton both of Cheraw, SC, brother Jack J. Scott (Crystal) of Cheraw, sisters Virginia“Gail” Hooks of Cheraw,  Hawthorne (Gary) of Winter Haven, FL, Kathy Gatlin of Lakeland, FL and grandchildren Taylor and Alyiah Williams, ConnerWilliams, Nadia Tarlton, and Wesley Lambert.

     She was preceded in death by sisters Barbara Ann Scott and Cynthia Scott.

     The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC

 

A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Friday, April 17, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 20, Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

 

Beatrice Campbell Odom Burch

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Beatrice Campbell Odom Burch, age 89, died Thursday, April 16, 2015. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday, April 19, 2015 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Burch was born May 8, 1925 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Nick Paulie and Leo Davidson Campbell. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School. Mrs. Burch was a retired Chesterfield County Clerk ofCourt, and served in the office of Clerk of Court for 37 years. She was a member of Inspiration Baptist Church and a fomer member of Shiloh United

Methodist Church. Beatrice enjoyed shopping, birds, pretty flowers, and spending time with

her family. She also loved her puppy “Misty”. In addition to her parents, Beatrice was also preceded in death by her husbands, John Robert Odom and William A. Burch; 3 sisters, Mavis C. Thompson, Pat C. Teal, and Anita C. Quick; and by her son-in-law, Bobby Belue.

     Survivors include 2 Daughters: Jan Odom (Chuck) Burch of Mt. Croghan, SC and Ann

Burch Belue of Rock Hill, SC; 1 Son: Steven Ned Burch of Rock Hill, SC; Grandchildren: Jessica Burch (Steve Sellers) Sims and Jennifer Burch both of Mt. Croghan, SC, Janna Burch (Adam) Jordan of Ruby, SC, Duane (Holly) Belue, Kevin Belue, and Josh Burch all of Rock Hill, SC; Great Grandchildren: Jayden and Kayleigh Sims and soon to be Luke Jordan, April Belue (Jason) Balchune, Savannah, Dillon, and Mason Belue; 1 GreatGreat Grandchild: Rory Belue. 5 Brothers: J.B. (Evelyn) Campbell of Ruby, SC, Melvin Campbell of Elgin, SC, Glenn (Brenda) Campbell of Hartsville, SC, Paulie (Frances) Campbell, Jr., and Eugene (Terry) Campbell both of Chesterfield, SC; 3 Sisters: Janice C. Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, Sue C. (Jimmy) Holloman of Hartsville, SC and Linda C. (John) Prohaska of West Chester, OH; Also: numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Inspiration Baptist Church, 921 Comer Road, Rock Hill, SC29732, or to Mt. CroghanUnited Methodist Church, c/o Dell Chapman, P.O. Box 26, Mt. Croghan, SC 29727, or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Burch family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 20, Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

 

Wilma Catherine ‘Katie’ Chavis Gandy

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Wilma Catherine “Katie” Chavis Gandy, age 86, died Monday, April 13, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Zoar United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday, April 18, 2015, immediately following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall, Viewing of the remains was Friday April 17, 2015, 9:00A.M. – 5:00 P.M. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Gandy was born March 19, 1929, in Bennettsville, SC, a daughter of the late Walter Bruce Chavis and Elizabeth Grant Chavis. She was a graduate of Bennettsville High School, and a retired administrative assistant with Cooper Industries. Katie was also a former bank teller with Carolina Bank. Mrs. Gandy was a faithful member of Zoar United Methodist Church, where she was a choir member, UMW member, and a Sunday school member. Katie enjoyed growing pretty flowers, gardening, cake decorating, and church activities. In addition to her parents, Katie was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hill Gandy, her brothers, J.W. Chavis

And Tommy Chavis, and by a sister, Mildred Chavis Quick.

     Survivors include Son: Robert Michael “Mike” (Laura) Gandy of Chapin, SC; Daughter: Angela Gandy (Billy) Harpe of Florence, SC; 2 Grandchildren: Kathleen Hope “Katie” Gandy of Chapin, SC and John “Taylor” Harpe of Florence, SC; Sister: Louise C. Hunt of Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Zoar UMC “Back Pack Ministry” c/o Debra Foote, 2472 Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gandy Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 20, Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

 

Sandra Harrison

CHESTERFIELD – Sandra Harrison, 50, died on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

     Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 1PM from the Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Timmonsville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Ruby, SC. She was born in Chesterfield County, SC. Sandra attended the                                                                                                              

Chesterfield County public school system. She was currently employed at Highland Industries, Inc.

     Survivors: husband, Clinton M. Harrison, Chesterfield, SC; two sons, Quentin Dixon (Dorietha), Chesterfield, SC and Antwoine Giles (Deandra), Tucson, AZ; mother, Mable Dixon, Chesterfield, SC; a sister, Mary Jean Bowen (Jack), Cheraw, SC; two brothers, James Dixon (Margaret), Bennettsville, SC and Percival Dixon, Jr., Florence, SC; three grandchildren.

     Flemming Funerals of Chesterfield, SC served the Harrison family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 20, Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

 

Kyle Emerson Helms

RUBY - Mr. Kyle Emerson Helms, age 72, died Thursday, April 16, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 5:00 PM, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at First Free Will Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Interment followed in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park, Mt. Croghan, SC.

Visitation was from 4:00 – 5:00 PM, prior to the service at the church.

     Mr. Helms was born July 5, 1942 in Monroe, NC a son of the late Ira Emerson Helms and Ora Lee Hargette Helms. He was a retired supervisor with Dawson Consumer. Kyle was a faithful member of First Free Will Baptist Church where he served as Sunday school teacher and Musician. He loved fishing, hunting, and playing music. Kyle also enjoyed working on boat motors and gun repairs. In addition to his parents, Kyle was also preceded in death by a son Daren Helms, and a brother, Wilane Helms.

     Survivors include Wife: Rachel Hudson Helms of the home; 1 Son: Eric (Lisa) Helms of Monroe, NC; 1 Daughter: Ramona Lee (Rodney) Gordon of Monroe, NC; 1 Stepson: Johnie F. Jordan Jr. of Jefferson, SC; 1 Stepdaughter: Robin Autry of Kershaw, SC; 11 Grandchildren: Aaron (Amanda) Gordon, Christian, Caleb, and Kelsy Gordon, Amanda (Carter) Austin, John, Logan, and Jordan Helms, Jeremy and Daphanie Johnson, and Amanda (Steven) Robinson; Special Great Granddaughter: Faith Autry; 1 Brother: Darrell Helms of Pageland, SC 2 Sisters: Margaret Hinson of Monroe, NC and Winnie Stegalle of Wingate, NC.

     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 Helms Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Tuesday, April 26, 2015.

 

Calvin Lee Melton

CHERAW - Calvin Lee Melton, 66, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

     Born in Cheraw, SC he  was the son of the late Calvin D. and Mary Melton. He was the widower of Annie Elizabeth Melton. He was a member of the Truckers Association and a past member of the FFA. He earned an Associate’s degree in ARC Welding and Residential Electrical. His hobbies included wood working.

     Surviving are his daughter, Anita Foster of Cheraw, sisters Linda Smith and Faye Wallace both of Cheraw, five grandchildren and one soon to be great grandchild.

     He was preceded in death by his wife and parents listed above, and a daughter, Patricia Hewitt.

     The family received friends from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Friday, April 17, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 1:00 PM Friday, April 17, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     Burial was at Oak Grove Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 20, Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

 

W. Harold Gathings Sr.

CHERAW - W. Harold Gathings, Sr., 81, died Sunday, April 12, 2015. Born in Anson County, NC he was a son of  the late T.C. and Idaleen Hubbard Gathings. He was the widower of Frances Gathings. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. He was retired from Delta Woodside (40+year).

     Surviving are his sons, William Harold Gathings, Jr., Keith (Joyce) Gathings all of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Thomas (Sandra) Gathings of Lexington, SC, sisters Ruth Brigman of Lexington, SC, Janet (Charles) Teal of Chesterfield, SC,grandchildren,John Gathings and Michaela Gathings. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents listed above, also a brother, Albert Gathings, a sister, Mary Buck and a grandchild, Tyler Gathings.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials to: American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville, Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 20, Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

 

Margaret Henrietta Myers Covington

PAGELAND – Margaret Henrietta Myers Covington, 81, died on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2PM from the Oro United Methodist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born in Pageland, SC. The daughter of the Adam D. Myers and Alma Rushing Myers. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Kenneth Covington, Sr.

     Survivors: Four daughters, Sherry Rae Wright (Don) of Jefferson, SC, Yvonne Covington, Claudette Yarborough (Warren) and Audrey Denice Funderburk (Heyward) all of Pageland,

SC; two sons, Ricky Tyrone Myers (Gloria) and Kenneth Covington, Jr. both of Pageland, SC; a sister, Eva Mae Rodgers of Brooklyn, NY; eleven grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchil-

dren.

     Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

 

James Carl Haney Sr.

PATRICK - James Carl Haney, Sr., 72, died Friday, April 24, 2015. Born in Chesterfield, SC he was a son of the late James Crawford and Idell Turner Haney. He enjoyed driving his truck.

     Surviving are his grandchildren, Jesse Haney of Patrick, SC, Elizabeth D. English of Cheraw, SC, Crystal Haney of Chesterfield, SC, Rosanna Haney of Cheraw, SC, a daughter-in-law, Tammy Reep Haney of Patrick, SC, a brother Cecil Haney of McBee, SC, great grandchildren, Tristan English, Talon Huggins, Cybella Huggins, Cylis Huggins and Joshua James Wallace.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, also, a son, James Haney, Jr., a brother, Rembert Haney and a sister, Helen Pegues.

     The family received friend 10:00 am Monday, April 27, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A memorial service was held 11:00 am, Monday, April 27, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

 

Ronald Lee Jacobs

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Donald Lee Jacobs, 81, husband of Catherine “Cathy” Jacobs, died peacefully at his home in Lexington, KY, Wednesday morning, April 15, 2015, with his wife and dog by his side. He was a native of Bennettsville, SC, the son of th late Johnny and Bessie  Jacobs. He was a longtime leader in the Lexington business and philanthropic community; his legacy is felt throughout central Kentucky. Don, as the middle of five siblings, began his career working alongside his family in their general store.  From this humble beginning, his life of achievements was recognized by his receiving an honorary doctorate in humanities from the University of Kentucky. The story of his life and career truly embody the American dream.

    In 1952 when Jacobs was 18, he was drafted into the U. S. Army along with many of his high school classmates. Following basic training, he applied for and was accepted to the Army’s leadership school in Fort Lee, Virginia where he graduated second in his class. “This was truly one of the best things that ever happened to me,” he recalled. There he learned that discipline, written policies and procedures, and effective communication, were critical foundation principles for successful training programs. He applied these principals throughout his business career.

     After completing his military service, his interest in automobiles led him to join a new car sales force in Nashville, Tennessee. His selling career flourished to the point that he became the leading new car salesman in the U. S. for two years running.  His confidence growing, Jacobs applied to General Motors to acquire his own dealership and was offered an Oldsmobile franchise in Lexington. In 1970, he moved to Lexington, Kentucky, and founded DonJacobs Oldsmobile, Inc., well known as “Ol’ Don Jacobs”.  As his business grew and succeeded, his community involvement did also. He was a southern gentleman who took seriously his responsibility to share his success with his community.

     Don Jacobs, along with his wife Cathy, are one of Lexington’s leading philanthropists. He generously supported the University of KY, establishing The Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center at the A. B. Chandler Hospital’s new Pavilion A, UK College of Medicine, the Markey Cancer Center, the Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center at The Gatton College of Business and Economics, and helped to build The Don and Cathy Jacobs House and The Jacobs Hope Cafeteria at the Lexington Hope Center.

     In addition he established the Don Jacobs Personal Finance, Legal and Civic Re- sponsibilities seminars being utilized at Lexington’s Sayre School and provided decades of critical support to other local charities including Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital.

     Along with his automotive dealerships, he co-founded the highly successful Military Installment Loan and Education Services, beneficial to young servicemen throughout the armed services.

      Determined, dedicated and driven, he was also humble, insightful and sensitive to the needs of others. His unpretentious personality often hid from the casual observer the determination for success he had for any venture or project he pursued. These same characteristics he successfully used with his friends on the golf course, as well as the backgammon and poker table.

     An avid golfer, he was a member of the Lexington Country Club and Idle Hour Country Club in Lexington, KY and Quail Creek Country Club, Royal Poinciana Golf and Country Club and The Country Club of Naples all in Naples, FL. He was also a member of the Keeneland Club and the Lexington Kiwanis Club.

     Besides his wife Cathy, he is survived by three children; Lisa Miller, Lexington, Lee Ann Jacobs, Ft. Myers, FL and Donald Lee Jacobs, Jr., Bal Harbour, FL; a sister, Merlin Usher, Wallace, SC; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 5 nieces, Wanda Usher, Sharon Caston, Kathy Jones, Christy Kollitz and Linda Quick; 3 nephews, Jody,  John and Tracy  Jacobs. He was preceded in death by a son, Brian Dudley Jacobs.

     Serving as pallbearers were Tom Kessinger III, Cameron Holbrook, Roger Kirkpatrick, Joe Minor, Bruce Bell, and Larry Mountfird. Honorary pallbearers were Karen West, Joe Kennedy, Dr. Gordon Hyde, Dr. Terry Schneider, Jim Wenneker, Mike Whitey, Dr. Eli Capilouto, Dr. Michael Karpf, Alan Bloomfield, Doug Dean, Dr. John Myers, Jim Hardymon, Ambrose Givens, Michael DeBoor, Jack Shipman, and Neil Gerald.

     Services were at 11 am Saturday, April 18th at Immanuel Baptist Church, Lexington, Kentucky, with burial in the Lexington Cemetery.

     Memorials may be made to the Hope Center, 360 W. Loudon Ave., Lexington 40508.

     Milward-Broadway  is in charge of arrangemnts. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

 

Mary J. Knotts

PAGELAND - Mary J. Knotts, 69, died on Monday, April 13, 2015. Funeral services were held on Sunday,April 19, 2015 at 3PM fromthe Clyburn Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followe in the Mt. Harmon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery,Pageland, SC.She was born in Chesterfield, SC to the late Jack Lockhart and JanieMae Funderburk.Mary retired from the Chesterfield County school system.

     Survivors: husband, Rev. R.J. Knotts of Pageland, SC; a daughter, April Lowery of McBee, SC; five sons, Calvin Lowery, Ronnie Lowery both of Pageland, SC, Mitchell Lowery of Lancaster, SC, Grover Lowery (Renea) of York, SC, and Stoney Lowery (Katherine) of Washington, DC; two stepsons, Harold Knotts of Savannah, GA and Scottie Knotts of Rockingham, NC; a sister, Ida Mae Strain of Pageland, SC; eighteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren.

     Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

 

Mary Hancock Morris

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Mary Hancock Morris, age 77, died Friday, April 24, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Monday, April 27, 2015 at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Morris was born May 30, 1937 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late William Ellis “Dude” Hancock and Amy Gulledge Hancock. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, a former textile worker, and former shift manager with

Stroud & Save. Mary was also an assistant with Morris Investigations and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Mary enjoyed working in the yard with her pretty flowers and was a true people person. In addition to her parents, Mary was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jimmy and J. D. Hancock, and by 2 sisters, Betty H. Gaddy and Louise H. Mills.

     Survivors include Husband: James A. Morris of the home; 1 Son: Ellison L. “Buddy” Moore of Norfolk, VA ; 1 Daughter: Lisa M. Ross of Huntersville, NC; 1 Step-daughter: Rene’ (Jay) Cato of Chesterfield, SC; Grandchildren: Osborn Ross of Cornelius, NC and Ellis Ross of Charlotte, NC and Corey Cato of Pageland, SC and Bailey Cato of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Brothers: Manley (Glennie) Hancock of Ruby, SC and Glen Hancock of Cheraw, SC; 1 Sister: Linda (Dunk) Stroud of Cheraw,SC; Also Nieces and Nephews including special Niece, Amy (Gene) Freeman of Cheraw, SC and Nephew, Jody (Michelle) Stroud and Jackson Stroud of Chesterfield, SC

     Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church , 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Morris family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

 

Lonnie B. Murvin

CHESTERFIELD – Lonnie B. Murvin, 84, died on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11am from the Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born in Chesterfield SC to the late Ben and Geneva Robinson Murvin. He was united in holy matrimony to the late Lottie R. Murvin. He was veteran of the U.S Armed Forces, serving 1952-1954. Lonnie was a lifelong member of the American Legion Post 74.

     Survivors: a sister, Sadie Murvin of Chesterfield, SC a daughter-in-law, Geraldine B. Murvin, Ruby, SC; four grandchildren, Miranda Murvin-Zinnerman (Greg), Ruby, SC, Lonnie Lee Murvin, Jr. (LaKia), Woodbridge, VA, Ronald E. Murvin (Marissa), El Paso, TX and Jonathon H. Murvin, Chesterfield, SC;fifteen great grandchildren.

     Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

 

Nancy Page Funderburk Robeson

CHERAW – Funderburk Robeson, 86, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was born on August 3, 1928 in Cheraw, SC. She was the daughter of the late Dr. James Ernest Funderburk and Mary Claire Sellers Funderburk.

     She attended Cheraw Public Schools and graduated from Winthrop College in 1949 with a B.S. in Sociology. At Winthrop, she was chosen “Most Popular” in her senior class. In December 1948, she married Edwin Robeson of Cheraw, with the agreement with her father that she would complete her college education. Upon her graduation, Mrs. Robeson began her career with the Department of Social Services in Chesterfield County as a social worker for 15 years. A lifelong educator, she worked in the Chesterfield County public school system as a classroom teacher and guidance counselor for 17 years before retiring in 1985. In recognition of her dedication to education, she was inducted into Delta Kappa Gamma International, an education sorority, in 1979. She served as president of the Omicron Chapter from 1988-1990. Mrs. Robeson was a member of the Old Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving on the program committee, and received her pin for 50 years of service in January of 2001. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Cheraw and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              served as a Deacon, Elder, and an original member of the Endowment Committee. As a member of the Women of the Church, she served as circle leader and received the Honorary Life Membership award.

     Mrs. Robeson is survived by her sons, Edwin (Sylvia) W. Robeson Jr. of Marietta, Georgia and James Ervin (Jane) Robeson of Huger, and daughter Kim (David) Robeson Brabham of Cheraw, SC. Her grandchildren are: Edwin W. Robeson III of Marietta, Meg (Brian) Ross of Marietta, David Brabham Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, James Ervin Robeson, Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, and Laura Brabham of Clemson University. She is also survived by one great granddaughter, Annie Ross of Marietta, her sister, Mrs. Jean Smoak, of Easley, SC, sister in law, Connie Funderburk of Florence, and several nics and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, her stepmother Mrs. Effie Wall Funderburk, her husband Edwin W. Robeson Sr. and by eight siblings.

     The family wishes to thank Hospice of Chesterfield County and Jenny Wallace, Cindy Gibson, Rachel Curtis, Annie McQueen, and Brenda Moore for their compassion, devotion, and care during her illness.

     The family received Friends Friday evening, April 24, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Building from 5:00-7:00. A Funeral service was held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw following the service.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, Boy Scout Troop 655, or First Presbyterian Church kitchen renovation fund.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Robeson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

 

William Curtis Dixon Jr.

COLUMBIA - Dr. William Curtis Dixon, Jr. 45, of Columbia, South Carolina formerly of Chesterfield, SC, funeral services were held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 1PM from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. He was born on December 5, 1969, in Cheraw, South Carolina to the late William Dixon, Sr. and Valencia (Jessie) Jefferson Howard. William attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and graduated from Chesterfield High School in 1988 with honors. He earned his Bachelor Degree from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC; Master’s Degree from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, AL; Education Specialist Degree from Cambridge College, Boston, MA; and Doctoral Degree from Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Dixon was the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, at Cleveland County Schools, a progressive district of 29 institutions and 16,000 students. Recently, he served in a similar capacity in Colleton County School District for over five years. During his professional career, he served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in both the elementary and high school settings. As head coach of the varsity boys’ basketball team, he lead his team to the 1996 State championship game and also earned Coach of the Year honors twice. Dixon was also Executive Officer and Founder of the Charleston CAGERS in 2006, later to be named Carolina CAGERS. At the time of his passing, along with being an Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Dixon was an adjunct professor in the School of Education doctoral program at Gardner Webb University and an adjunct instructor at Cleveland Community College. He was an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and held memberships with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA)Superintendent’s Division, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ACSD), the International Reading Association (IRA), and National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN), to name a few. He served on the Cleveland Vocational Industries Board, and the Dover YMCA Board and was a former United States Army Reservist.

     Survivors: wife, Dr. La' Toya Thomas-Dixon; two sons, Mitchell and Xavier Dixon; parents, Valencia (Jessie) Howard; a brother, Craig Dixon, and a sister, Natasha Burns. Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

 

Alberta Rorie Funderburk

CONCORD, N.C.- Alberta Rorie Funderburk, 66, died on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3PM from the Mt. Vernon Missoinary Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC. Burial followed in the Beatties Ford Memorial Garden, Charlotte, NC. She was born on March 13, 1949 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Wilson and Gertrude Harrell Rorie.

     Survivors: a daughter, Talesha Medlin (Howard) Concord, NC; three grandsons, Luther, Sheldon, Jr. and D’Cario; a granddaughter, Tionna; a great grandson, Landon; four sisters, Iris DeBerry, Winston-Salem, NC; Beulah Dease, Cheraw, SC; Elois Johnson (Clayton), Lexington, KY and Charlene Leak, Wadesboro, NC; seven brothers, Haywood Rorie (Loretta), Boiling Brook, IL, Walter Rorie (Lula), Charlotte, NC, Woodrow Rorie, Nathaniel Rorie (Carolyn), Daniel Rorie (Agnes) and Levander Rorie (Ernestine) all of Cheraw, SC. Flemming Funerals-Cheraw was in charge. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

 

Jeffrey Earl Gillespie

CHERAW - Jeffrey Earl Gillespie, 49, died on Monday, April 20, 2015. Funeral services were held on Saturday April 25, 2015 at 1pm from the Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC.

     He was born on May 24, 1965 in Chesterfield, SC to Dora Lee Gillespie and the late Cleveland Gillespie.

     Survivors: companion, Kim Smith, Cheraw, SC; two daughters, Sherika Smith, Cheraw, SC and Mia Gillespie, Cheraw, SC; his mother, Dora Gillespie, Cheraw, SC; a brother, Anthony Gillespie, Cheraw, SC; a niece, Angelia Hill, Cheraw, SC and an aunt, Ruth Bittle,Chesterfield, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

  

Estelle 'Nana' Douglas Melton

RUBY - Mrs. Estelle “Nana” Douglas Melton, age 90, died Thursday, April 30, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 2, 2015 at White Oak Presbyterian Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

     Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 2, 2015, prior to the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.

     Mrs. Melton was born May 14, 1924 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Daniel and Sue Oliver Douglas. She was a faithful member of White Oak Presbyterian Church where she served as teacher, treasurer, and Elder. She was also a member of the Presbyterian Women. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and friends. Her love for the Lord showed through in the love she shared with others through her kind words and delicious home cooking. Estelle taught at Vaughn School after graduating from Montreat College. She left her teaching career to take care of her home and raise her three boys. She later worked and retired from the Department of Social Services in Chesterfield. In addition to her parents, Estelle was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Jim; a son, Michael; brothers, Robert, Gillespie, and Duncan Douglas; and sister, Leila Mae Jordan.

     Survivors include 2 Sons: James “Bobby” Melton and Tommy (Doris) Melton both of Ruby, SC; 2 Granddaughters: Tammy (Michael) Nicholson and Jami Melton; and 5 Great Grand- children: Caitlyn, Aleah, Daniel, Floyd, and Jackson.

     Memorials may be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church, c/o Judith Freeman, 466 Huntley Shop Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to a charity of one’s choice.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC serving the Melton family.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

 

Ruth Lear Melton

JEFFERSON - Mrs. Ruth Lear Melton, age 77, died Sunday, April 26, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

     Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church.

     Mrs. Melton was born October 7, 1937 in Ruby, SC, a daughter of the late Willie Lee and Martha Ruth Lear. Ruth was raised by her grandparents, Henry “Bud” and Mary “Trud” Lear. She was a retired employee of Caro Knit, and a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church. Ruth truly loved her church and church family. She enjoyed gardening, growing pretty flowers, cooking, and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Ruth was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Bobby Carroll “Collie” Melton; a brother, Roy Lear; two sisters, Cleo Crowley (Rev. Archie) Heustess, and Juanita (Calvin) Hinson; brothers-in-law, Johnny Reece Melton, Maxie (Jessie Mae) Melton, Floyd (Jamie) Melton and George Belk; and sisters-in-law, Rosie (Conley) Eubanks, Azilee (Edward) Taylor, Lucille Rollins, and Ruth (Roscoe) Boone.

     Survivors include 1 Daughter: Dr. Rita A. Melton of Lexington, SC; Nieces and Nephews including special niece, Betty Lear Grady of Ruby, SC; 2 Sisters-in-law: Peggy Melton of Jefferson, SC, and Gertrude Belk of Kannapolis, NC; 1 Brother-in-law: Hubert Rollins of Myrtle Beach, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church “Building Fund”, 11078    Highway 151, Jefferson, SC; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or a charity of one’s choice.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Melton family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

 

Nina Lynn Moore

PATRICK - Miss Nina Lynn Moore, age 29, died Friday, May 1, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM, Monday, May 4, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. Visitation was from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home.

     Miss Moore was born January 20, 1986 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of Roger Moore and  Tammy Shaw Gulledge. She was a 2004 graduate of Chesterfield High School, and a member of Cross Branch Baptist Church. Miss Moore enjoyed working with flowers, watching NASCAR, and was an avid Carolina Gamecocks fan. Nina was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Merle Moore.

     Survivors include Fiancé: Jauron Carver of the home; 2 Sons: Daulton Brown and Lyndon Carver of the home; Stepchildren: Taylon and Lindsay Carver of the home; Father: Roger (Becky Mills) Moore of Ruby, SC; Mother: Tammy Shaw (Chris Roscoe) Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Brothers: Nicholas Gulledge and Jessie Lang and his daughter, Jamie Lynn Lang both of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Sister: Crystal Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC; Paternal Grandmother: Loretta Moore of Ruby, SC; Maternal Grandparents: Billy and Pat Shaw of Chesterfield, SC; Also: Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

     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 Moore Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

 

Mary Lou Teal

CHERAW - Mrs. Mary Lou Teal, age 76, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015. A funeral service was held at11:00 AM, Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Brock’s Mill Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, May 1, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Teal was born October 25, 1938 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Earl and Grace Wallace Pressley. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a member of Brock’s Mill Baptist Church. Mary Lou always enjoyed going for a ride, and meeting her friends at McDonald’s. She also enjoyed collecting magnets, and working her puzzle books. Mary Lou was married to the late Andy Eugene Teal, and was also preceded in death by brothers, Floyd and Charles Pressley, and her twin brothers, Ick and Johnny Pressley.

     Survivors include 3 Daughters: Vickie Lou Teal Dotson, Sadie Anne (Ricky) Flowers, and Tammy Teal (Carl) Wagner all of Cheraw, SC; Grandchildren: Jessica Teal Condon, and Chris (Jennifer) Flowers both of Cheraw, SC; Great Grandchildren: Eli Flowers and Autumn Grace Angle. Memorials may be made to 190 Knox Abbott Dr # 301, Cayce, SC 29033.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Teal Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

 

Linda Faye Dailey Patrick Robinson

SOCIETY HILL - Linda Faye Dailey Patrick Robinson, 63, died Monday, April 27, 2015. Born in Bennettsville, SC she was the daughter of Sallie Patricia Linton Dailey Crowley of Bennettsville, SC and the late Marion Lee Dailey, Sr. She was the widow of James Wendell “Wink” Robinson. While her children were growing up she was active in Scouting, PTO, and numerous church groups. She was an avid supporter of Relay for Life (also involved in the “Womanless Beauty Pageant” Fund Raiser).

     Surviving are her sons, Edward Eugene Patrick, Jr. of Florence, SC, Jacob Lee “JBird” Patrick of Hartsville, SC, Christopher (Tracey) William Patrick of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Crystal Joy (Chris) Patrick Jones of Cheraw, SC, her mother listed above, a brother, Marion Lee “Bug” Dailey, Jr. of Society Hill, SC, grandchildren, Cody Lee Patrick, Jessie Logan Jones, Peyton Lane Patrick, Timothy Wayne Jones, Emily Nicole Patrick, Aiden Christopher Boan, Zaiden Alexander Patrick, Austin Tyler Patrick, Carter Manning Jones, and her former husband Edward Eugene Patrick, Sr. of Heath Springs, SC.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in the Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, SC.

     Memorials to: Embrace Hospice Foundation, 1831 West Evans Street, Suite 315, Florence SC 29501. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

 

Frances 'Frankie' Kea Richardson

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Frances “Frankie” Kea Richardson, age 79, died Friday, May 1, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Monday, May 4, 2015 at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery. Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Monday, prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

    Mrs. Richardson was born April 29, 1936 in Hartsville, SC a daughter of the late Robert Kinchen and Corrie Garland Kea. She was a graduate of Hartsville High School and a   former book-keeper with Belk Department Store. Frankie was a member of the WOW and St. Paul United Methodist Church. She was a very talented poet and had written hundreds of poems, nine of which were published by The National Library of Poetry. Frankie was a member of The International Society of Poetry. All of her poems were God given, and Frankie enjoyed sharing them with her church family and friends. In addition to her parents, Frankie was also preceded in death by husband, Bob Richardson, and by a brother, Robert K. Kea, Jr.

     Survivors include 1 Brother: James M. (Christa Langston) Kea of Rock Hill, SC; 2 Nieces: Caroline (Chip) Harper of Hartsville, SC and Allison (Billy) Reynolds of Calhoun Falls, SC; 2 Great Nieces: Alisha Bennett and Katherine Harper; and 1 Great Nephew: Wil Harper, III.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Chesterfield Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

    Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home is serviing the Richardson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

 

Jackie T. Mayhew

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Jackie T. Mayhew, age 67, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 5:00 PM,Friday, May 8, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. Visitation was from 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Friday, May 8, 2015, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

     Mr. Mayhew was born March 10, 1948 in Altavista, VA, a son of Lula Roland Marshall, and the late R.E. Mayhew. He was a retired employee of Highland Industries with 15 plus years of service, and attended First Southern Methodist Church. Mr. Mayhew was a good-hearted, outgoing gentleman who never met a stranger. He enjoyed playing the guitar, listening to bluegrass music, and fishing. During his fishing trips, he acquired the nickname, “Frog”. Jackie was preceded in death by his father, R.E. Mayhew.

     Survivors include Wife: Sandra Teal Mayhew of the home; 4 Daughters: Crystal Mayhew (Jason) McQuage of Southport, NC, Rebecca Mayhew (Johnny) Cassidy, and Melissa Hall both of Cheraw, SC, and Amy Lynn Teal of Pageland, SC; 7 Sons: Reggie (Melissa) Oliver of Ruby, SC, Stan (Cheryl) Crawford, Phillip Watson both of Chesterfield, SC, Jeff (Pam) Gaddy of Murrells Inlet, SC, Daniel Brown of Florence, SC, James Donald Brown of Chesterfield, SC, and David Wayne (Chasey) Brown of Cheraw, SC; 12 Grandchildren; Mother: Lula Roland (William) Marshall of Lynchburg, VA; 1 Sister: Joan Mayhew Easterling of Cheraw, SC; Step Mother: Jane Mayhew of Cheraw, SC; Step Sister: Wendy Mayhew of Charleston, SC; Also: his extended family at Highland Industries whom Jackie loved very much.

     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice House, P O Box 100551,Florence, SC, 29501 or to the S.C. Diabetes Association, 107 Westpark Boulevard, Suite 220, Columbia, South Carolina, 29210.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Mayhew family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

 

Mae Thomas Wright

POLKTON – Mrs. Mae Thomas Wright, 88, died Monday, May 4, 2015 at Meadowview Terrace Assisted Living in Wadesboro.

     Funeral services were 2:00pm Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Oakdale Baptist Church with Rev. Tracy Hickson and Rev. Arnold Jackson officiating. Interment followed in Griffin Cemetery.

     The family greeted friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Wadesboro and other times at the home of her son, Larry.  Mae was born December 7, 1926 in Mecklenburg County, NC a daughter of the late Paul and Pearl Braswell Thomas. She retired from Anson County Schools after 30 years, having worked in the cafeterias at Peachland Polkton School and Anson High School. She was a dedicated member of Oakdale Baptist Church.

     Surviving are her sons, Larry Wright and Tommy Wright both of Polkton; her grandchildren, Tracie Phillips of Cheraw, SC, Jennie Teal of Pageland, SC, Amber Brown and Ben Wright both of Polkton; 6 great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Faye Maness and Betty Sue Caudle both of Polkton and Carolyn Ponds of Peachland. In addition to her, she was preceded in death by her husband, T.C. Wright and brother, Hughes Thomas.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakdale Baptist Church, 3304 NC 218, Polkton, NC 28135.

     The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

 

Jackie Ann Scott Anderson

CHERAW - Jackie AnnScott Anderson, 60, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

     Born in Bennettsville, SC, she was a daughter of Jack and Margaret Purvis Scott. She was an Honor Student and Valedictorian of her Senior Class and graduated with honors in 1973 from Wallace High School, Wallace, SC. She graduated with secretarial skills from Chesterfield-Marlboro TEC, Cheraw, SC. She was employed at INA Bearing, Cheraw, SC as a Shipping Clerk. She loved sewing, crafts and yard work.

     Surviving are her parents listed above, husband Jeffery Keith Anderson, sons Keith David Williams of Charlotte, NC, James Kevin “Jimmy” Williams of Cheraw, SC, two nieces whom she raised, Ashley Tarlton Lambert and Tracy Tarlton both of Cheraw, SC, brother Jack J. Scott (Crystal) of Cheraw, sisters Virginia “Gail” Hooks of Cheraw, Betty Hawthorne (Gary) of Winter Haven, FL, Kathy Gatlin of Lakeland, FL and grandchildren Taylor and Alyiah Williams, Conner Williams, Nadia Tarlton, and Wesley Lambert.

     She was preceded in death by sisters Barbara Ann Scott and Cynthia Scott.

     The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Friday, April 17, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memo- rial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

 

Elizabeth ‘Lib’ G. Burr

RUBY - Ms. Elizabeth “Lib” G. Burr age 74, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at her home. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Cross Roads Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 2:00 - 3:00 PM Sunday, May 17, 2015, prior to the service at Cross Roads Baptist Church Family Life Center.

     Ms. Burr was born August 2, 1940, in Concord, NC a daughter of the late Garland Edward “Dock” Gulledge and Helen Mae Poston Gulledge. Sh was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a retired employee of Chesterfield Mfg. Co. and a former employee of Sacony. She was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. Lib enjoyed cooking, reading, sewing, and crocheting afghans for family and friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Banyon and great granddaughter, Zoie and her niece and nephews. In addition to her parents Lib was also preceded in death by a sister, Shelia Knaach.

     Survivors include 1 Daughter: Debbie Burr (Freddie) Ford of Chesterfield, SC; Grandson: Banyon Ford; Great Grand- daughter: Zoie Ford; 1 Brother: Mendel (Judy) Gulledge of Pageland, SC; 2 Sisters: Sylvia G. (James) Bailey of Ruby, SC and Margie G. Davis of Salisbury, NC; Nieces and Nephews: Amy Quick, Keith Bailey, Wendell Gulledge, Twana Hymer, Crystal Cornelison, Heather Everson, and Kathy Knaach; Also: Several Nieces and Nephews.

     Memorials may be made 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: 6, Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

 

Sheila ‘Frankie’ Chapman Harper

CHERAW – Sheila “Frankie” Chapman Harper, 55, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Frank Chapman and the late Beulah Laney. She was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church. She was an employee B. C. Moore’s for 25 years, until its closing and was a current employee of INA.

     Surviving are her sons, Brent (Meree) Harper of Manning, SC, Bryan (Ashley) Harper off Cheraw, SC, a brother, Robert Burr of Ashe-

boro, NC, sisters, Dale Freeman of Columbia, SC, Earlene Greer of Conyers, GA, grand- children, Dylan Matthews, Katherine Matthews, Dawson Harper, Luke Harper and a specia friend, Karen Boan of Cheraw, SC.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above and a sister, Joyce Shaw. The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Friday, May 15, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials to:  Relay for Life, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

 

Margaret Alice Linton Mathis

CHERAW – Margaret Alice Linton Mathis, 96, died Monday, May 11, 2015.

     Born in Society Hill, SC, she was a daughter of the late William Edward and Sara Bryant Linton and the widow of Woodrow Wilson Mathis, Sr., (married 58 years). She was a member of Harris Creek Baptist Church and genuinely loved her church and her pastor. She was a self-educated, avid gardener until her health failed. She was an excellent Southern-style cook who thoroughly enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She thoroughly enjoyed listening to the music of the late George Jones and was a devout fan. She was so kind and caring to animals and loved her all of her grandchildren dearly. She felt very honored to have as her namesake, Margaret Alice (“Ali”) Wilson.

     Survivors are a son, Woodrow Mathis, Jr. of Cheraw, SC; daughters, Sara (Edward) Starling of Society Hill, SC, Anna Margaret (Harry) Mathis-Tucker, of Cheraw, SC; A sister, Frances Linton Webb, of Columbus, NC; grandchildren, Djuana Tucker Buchanan, Janet (A.J.) Davis, Chrissy (Greg) Starling-Blackburn, Becky (Matthew) Cason, Charrissia Madison, Marian Mathis, Edwina Mathis, Margo Mathis; great-grandchildren, Brandi (Danny) Hansen, Brandon Buchanan, Keon Madison, Westyn Madison, “Ali” Wilson, Josslyn Madison, Jacob Madison, Baden Davis, Grace Cason; great-great grandchild, Madison Anne Tucker Hansen; special sister-in-law, Margaret Norton Mathis of Cheraw, SC; a  very special Nephew, Jennings Spease of Newport News, VA; and a very special Niece, Barbara H. Lide of Charleston, SC.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above; also, siblings, Louise B. Howard, Elizabeth B. Pressley, Jennie L. Kimrey, W.P. (“Sonny”) Linton; a 14 year-old  grand-daughter, Elizabethe (“Beth”) Neece; and Her beloved 14 year-old  great-grandson, Bryant Buchanan.

     The family received friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May12, 2015,at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. The Rev. Milton Bradshaw, Rev. Bobby Norris, Sr., and Rev. Drew Rainwater officiated.

     Memorials: Harris Creek Baptist Church, PO Box 306, Society Hill, SC 29593. Please feel free to dress as Ms. “Marge” would have seen you. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

 

Elizabeth Brock Hanna Pierce

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Mrs. Elizabeth Brock Hanna Pierce, age 79, formerly of the Westfield Creek Baptist Church Community of Cheraw, SC, died Friday, May 15, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 18, 2015 at the Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, S C. Visitation was from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Pierce was born June 15, 1935, in Cheraw, SC, a daughter of the late Archie Clyde and Nancy Jane Moore Brock. She was a graduate of Zoar High School, and a retired employee of Wansona Plant in Wadesboro, NC with 28 years of service. Mrs. Pierce was a member of a Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Elizabeth enjoyed working in her flowers, square dancing, and her Monday night Ladies card games. She also enjoyed spending time and cooking for her family and going out to eat. Elizabeth loved her special pets, Jody and LuLu.

     In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was also preceded in death by her husbands, William Robert “Billy” Hanna and Henry Howard Pierce, her brother, Howard Brock, and by her sister Lola Mae Lee.

     Survivors include Son: Bill (Nancy) Hanna of Ansonville, NC; 2 Daughters: Jeanie Hanna (Jesse) Hill of Hamlet, NC and Sherry Pierce (Danny) Bynum of Ellerbe, NC; 1 Grandson: Trey Wilson of Charlotte, NC and a number of Step Grandchildren and Step Great Grandchildren; 2 Brothers: Edward (Dianne) Brock and Calvin (Louise) Brock both of Cheraw, SC; 2 Sisters: Leona B. Morris of Cheraw, SC and Diane B. (Boggan) Allen of Ansonville, NC; Sister-in-law: Evelyn C. Brock of Cheraw, SC; Brother-in-law: Odell Pierce of Alpharetta, GA. Also Nieces and Nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Richmond County Hospice, 1119 North US Hwy. 1, Rockingham, NC 28379; or to Westfield Creek Baptist Church, 316 Westfield Church Rd. Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Pierce Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

 

Prentiss Burch Evans

Mr. Prentiss Burch Evans passed away peacefully in San Jose, CA, on May 2, 2015. He was 76 years old. Born in Chesterfield, SC on September 5, 1938, Prentiss was one of three children

born to Robert and Barbara Evans. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, proudly serving his country during the Korean Conflict. Prentiss completed his military service, stationed in Dan Diego. He would quickly make the Bay Area his home, meeting the love of his life, Nicole. They settled in San Leandro for 27 years, raising their four children before moving to San Lorenzo 17 years ago. Prentiss was a devoted husband, father, and jack of all trades. He mastered several careers during his lifetime, including fuel technician, tow truck company owner and carpenter. Prentiss was a talented gardener, enjoyed cooking and above all, spending time with his family and friends.

     Prentiss is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Nicole M. Evans of San Lorenzo; children and their spouses, Kathy and Tony Gamboa; Karen and Mike Moses, Rob and Kristen Evans and Kimberly and Minor Gamboa: siblings, Ralph Evans and Barbara Ann Morris; grandchildren, Daniel and Marnie Vinella, Brian and Christina Vinella, Alex Gamboa, Nick and Teresita Gamboa, Ana Gamboa, Joey Gamboa and Andrew Moses; great grandchildren, Brian Jr., Vivian, Victoria and Gia; many loving extended family and cherished friends.

     Visitation for Prentiss was held on Sunday, May 10,  2015 from Noon to 3:00 PM at Grissom’s Chapel and Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Funeral servicesbegan at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 11, 2015, also at the mortuary. Prentiss was laid to rest with military honors at Lone Tree Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity in his memory are preferred. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

 

John Wesley ‘Nookie’ Griggs

MORVEN - Mr. John Wesley, “Nookie” Griggs went peacefully into the arms of Jesus, May 21, 2015 surrounded by family and friends. He was born September 11, 1933 in Cason’s Old Field, SC, the son of the late Thurston and Bernice Vaughn Griggs. He was a loving and devoted husband to Donnie Faye Boswell Griggs for 59 years and 11 months. He had one daughter Karen Helms, a son-in-law that he loved like a son, Chuck Helms and a grandson, Wesley Helms was the apple of his eye. He was also survived by his brother, who Carl Thomas Griggs and his wife, Frances of Wadesboro, NC and numerous nieces and nephews. One of his hopes was to be healthy enough to witness Wesley’s marriage to Kerry Ricketts on May 1 of 2014, which he was able to do. Nookie was a graduate of Deep Creek High School and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Morven, NC. He faithfully served his community over the years as Town  Councilman and Volunteer Firefighter. Nookie served the Morven Volunteer Fire Department for 40 years serving 15 of those years as Chief. He worked at Morven Hardware, Steagall Oil Company, and retired from Jackson Oil Company in 2001. Uponretirement Nookie joined his son-in-law Chuck, and grandson Wesley, at Helms Farms doing various maintenance and repair and grass cutting. The last 2 years of his life he served as overseer of the day to day farming operations from the driver’s seat of his truck, a lounge chair at the Shop and even from his recliner as he kept up with all that was going on. Nookie loved his family and friends. He loved fishing, going to the beach and helping on the farm. He was a kind man with heart of gold that will be greatly missed by all. In addition to his parents,Nookie was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Harold Griggs, Boyce Griggs and Charles Griggs.

     Funeral Services for Mr. John Wesley, “Nookie” Griggs were held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, Morven, NC with interment following in the Morven Cemetery. The family received friends throughout the weekend at the home of Karen & Chuck Helms.

     The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, c/o Sydney Pratt, 6249 Pitt Rd.Morven,  NC 28119 or to a Hospice of one’s choice.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Griggs family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

 

Marion James Huggins

CHERAW - Marion James Huggins, 88, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015. He was born in Cheraw, SC. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. He was an avid musician, playing the guitar, piano and saxophone. He enjoyed playing on the radio.

     Surviving is his wife, Faye M. Huggins of Cheraw, SC, a son, James Michael Huggins of Chesterfield, SC, a daughter, Linda H. Thomas of Cheraw, SC, two grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren and a sister, Virginia Quick of Cheraw, SC.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Kiser

Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service with military honors was held 3:00

PM, Friday, May 22, 2015 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

 

Margaret Alice Linton Mathis

CHERAW – Margaret Alice Linton Mathis, 96, died Monday, May 11, 2015, at Chesterfield Convalescent Center.

     Born in Society Hill, SC, she was a daughter of the late William Edward and Sara Bryant Linton and the widow of Woodrow Wilson Mathis, Sr., (married 58 years). She was a member of Harris Creek Baptist Church and she genuinely loved and appreciated her pastor and her church. She was an original charter member of Cash Baptist Church whenever it was organized 65 years ago. She was a self-educated, avid gardener until her health failed. She was an excellent Southern-style cook who thoroughly enjoyed cooking for her family and friends especially with using fresh vegetables from her garden. She thoroughly enjoyed listening to the music of the late George Jones and was a devout fan. She was so kind and caring to animals and loved all of her grandchildren dearly. She felt very honored to have as her namesake, Margaret Alice (“Ali”) Wilson. Until her death she was the sole survivor of Cheraw High School’s Class of 1938. She very proudly had five generations living until the time of her death

(Anna Margaret, Djuana, Brandi, Madison Anne and her).

     Survivors are a son, Woodrow Mathis, Jr., of Cheraw, SC; daughters, Sara (Edward) Starling of Society Hill, SC, and Anna Margaret (Harry) Mathis-Tucker of Cheraw, SC; a sister,

Frances Linton Webb of Columbus, NC; grandchildren, Djuana Tucker Buchanan, Janet (A.J.) Davis, Chrissy (Greg) Starling-Blackburn, Becky (Matthew) Cason, Charrissia Madison, Marian Mathis, Edwina Mathis, Margo Mathis; great-grandchildren, Brandi (Danny) Buchanan Hansen, Brandon Buchanan, Keon Madison, Westyn Bryant Madison, “Ali” Wilson, Josslyn Madison, Jacob Madison, Baden Davis, Grace Cason; great-great grandchild, Madison Anne Tucker Hansen; a special sister-in-law, Margaret Norton Mathis of Cheraw, SC; a very special Nephew, Jennings Spease of Newport News, VA; a very special Niece, Barbara Howard Lide of Charleston, SC; very special relatives, Rev. and Mrs. Bobby (Laurie) Norris, Sr., of Bennettsville, SC; her beloved “adopted” grandsons, “Bo” Norris and Patrick Norris of Society Hill, SC; a special

cousin, Betty Mathis Gissel of Cheraw, SC; a dearly loved cousin, “Sparkle” Howard Shoemake of Cash Community south of Cheraw, SC; and a special nephew, Rev. Glenn Previtte of Wallace, SC, who visited and prayed with her often.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above; also, siblings, Louise  B. Howard, Elizabeth B. Pressley, Jennie L. Kimrey, W. P. (“Sonny”)Linton; her precious 14 year-old granddaughter, Elizabethe (“Beth”) Neese; and her dearly beloved 14 year-old great grandson, Bryant Buchanan.

     The family received friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. The Rev. Milton Bradshaw, Rev. Bobby Norris, Sr., and Rev. Drew Rainwater

officiated. Her firstborn granddaughter, Djuana Tucker Buchanan, was the pianist for her funeral as requested by her Grandma Marge. Songs were sung by her grandchildren and Rev. and Mrs. Bobby Norris, Sr.

     Burial was at Chatham Hill Cemetery, Cheraw, SC, with the 23rd Psalm being read for the scripture. It was her favorite scripture in the Bible. After the committal service at the grave, a dove release was held with her granddaughter, Chrissy Starling-Blackburn, releasing her beloved Grandma Marge’s spirit dove.

     Memorials: Harris Creek Baptist Church, PO Box 306, Society Hill, SC 29593. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

 

John Willie Stuckey

CHERAW - John Willie Stuckey, 65, died on Sunday, May 10, 2015.Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 3PM from the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

     He was born on 11,1950 in Marlboro County,SC to the late Samuel and Mabel Stuckey. He was employed with Duke Energy of

Hamlet, NC.

     Survivors: wife, Rev. Darlene Stuckey; two-step sons, Andre (A drea) Roberts, Indian Trail,

NC and James Griffin (Candis), Cheraw, SC; two sisters, Mary (Leroy) Scales and Brenda (David) Taylor, Williamsburg, VA; two brothers, Donnie (Melissa) Stuckey and Edward (Maureen) Stuckey, Clio, SC; 5 grandchildren.

     Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

 

Sandra Rhoad Boykin

MCBEE - Funeral services for Sandra Rhoad Boykin, 67, were held at 2:00 pm Friday, May 29, 2015 at McBee Presbyterian Church.The Rev. Mark Dickinson officiated with burial in McBee Cemetery. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is serving the family.

     Mrs. Boykin died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Born in Darlington Co., she was a daughter of the late Doty T. and Catherine Meares Rhoad. She was a life-long member of McBee Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school for many years and served as an elder. She had a genuine love for science in which she earned a degree and worked for Tenner Brother’s Winery, and later at Roche Carolina Pharmaceuticals. Sandy was a talented painter, a loving sister, aunt, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her four daughters, Lori (Johnny) Barfield of Hartsville, Christy (Franklin) Moody of McBee, Susan (Kirby) Wayne of McBee, and Shannon (Curtiss) Outlaw of McBee; grandchildren Courtney (Jim) Beattie, Caitlyn Moody, Bethany Hutchinson, Justin Barfield, Jenna Barfield, Anna Catherine Wayne, Corey Wayne, Zachary Outlaw, and Meridith Outlaw; brother, Danny (Jenny) Rhoad of McBee; sisters, Ginger (Aubrey) Mixon and Cathy Almond of McBee; as well as a special niece, Amy Almond, of McBee. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Doty T. Rhoad, Jr., Judy Johnson, Dean Rhoad, Janice Mixon, and David Rhoad. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

 

Sarah C. Eddins

JEFFERSON - Mrs. Sarah C. Eddins, age 96, died Thursday, May 28, 2015 at her home.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the funeral home. Mrs. Eddins was born May 29, 1918, in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Duncan Wilford and Lonie Jordan Oliver. She was a farmer, homemaker, and a life-long member of White Oak Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Eddins was a member of the WOW Ruby Lodge # 516 and Chesterfield County Federation of the Blind. Sarah loved spending time with her family, cooking, growing beautiful flowers, and gospel singings.

     In addition to her parents, Sarah was also preceded in death by her husband Curnel Eddins; son, William Outlaw; sons-in-law; Bobby Thurman, George Moore, Pete Rushing, Billy Stogner, and Howard Miller; great granddaughter, Michelle Terry; great grandson, Bobby Hudson; brothers, Gilbert, Fred and Maxie Lee Oliver; and sisters, MarieOliver, Ruth Jones, and Lucy Wilkerson.

     Survivors include 1 Son: Jimmy (Sue) Eddins of Jefferson, SC; 5 Daughters: Bobbie O. Moore of Charlotte, NC, Doris Thurman, Bonnie (Wylie) Gainey, and Melba Sue Stogner of Jefferson, SC, Joyce (Art) Bryant of Sun City Center, FL, and Patricia Rushing of Jefferson, SC; 1 Sister: Grace Dees of Ruby, SC; Also 21 Grandchildren, 32 Great Grandchildren, 21 Great, Great-Grandchildren, 9 Step Great-Grandchildren, and 6 Step Great, Great, Grandchildren.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. The Family would like to thank all of those who came and celebrated her 97th birthday with us on Saturday, May 23, 2015. We are at peace knowing she is now celebrating with Jesus in Heaven.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eddins family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

 

John Godfrey Fisher Jr.

DAVIDSON - John Godfrey Fisher, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. He was born September 29,1924 in Laurinburg, NC, he was a son of the late John and Katie Fisher. His family established and moved to their farm in Davidson, NC when John was five years old. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. He retired from the US Postal Service serving as postmaster of the Davidson post office for many years. He was a part time farmer all of his life. He and his brother spent many happy times together doing things around the farm. His favorite past time was doing anything on the farm, from working on a broken piece of machinery to riding a tractor and baling hay. John was the widower of Hattie “Happy” White Fisher, they were married for more than fifty years. He is survived by a son John (Cheryl) Fisher, III of Summerton, SC, grandchildren, Jennifer, Eric, Godfrey, Brenne, Wes, Christopher, Amanda and one great grandchild, Amanda,also, a son-in-law, Mike Mundy, sister-in-law, Eileen Fisher, nephew, Daniel Baxter and Jackie Wayne and a niece, Debra Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, daughters, Frances Hastings and Lynn Mundy and his brother, Baxter Fisher.

     A graveside memorial service was held 4:00 PM, Sunday, May 31, 2015 in Mimosa Cemetery, Davidson, NC. The family received friends in the Meeting House of Davidson College Presbyterian Church.

     In lieu of flowers: National Kidney Foundation,508 Hampton Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

 

J.P. Phillips Jr.

CHERAW - J.P. Phillips, Jr., 84, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. Born in McFarlan, NC he was a son of the late James Peter and Clara Ingram Phillips, and the widower of Gretchen Mullen Phillips. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, McFarlan, NC. He was an executive with Becker, Sand and Gravel Company for many years and was retired from Palmetto Brick. Mr. Phillips was a US Army Veteran.

     Survivors are a son, Drew Phillips of Woodland Hills, CA, daughters, Erin (Tommy) Pate of Georgetown, SC, Dana Phillips of Mt. Pleasant, SC, also, several nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, a brother, Calvin Phillips and a sister, Margaret Moffitt.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 3:00 PM, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

     In lieu of flowers: Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

 

John M. “Shang” Poole

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. John M. “Shang” Poole, age 85, died Monday, May 25, 2015 at his home. A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

     Mr. Poole was born April 11, 1930, in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Frank Bradley and Carrie Blalock Poole. He was retired from Sonoco Products Co. in Hartsville, SC, and continued to enjoy farming until his health declined. His favorite hobby was being a “shade tree mechanic”. Shang also enjoyed gardening and visiting around the neighborhood with his friends. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, Shang was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Howard and Don Poole, and by 3 sisters, Evelyn P. Ellis, Lucille P. Gayle, and Marguerite P. Snipes

     Survivors include Wife of 59 years: Josephine Shaw Poole of the home; 2 Sisters: Catherine P. Causey of Conway, SC and Jennie P. Curtis of Columbia, SC; Sister-in-law: Lois A. Poole of Chesterfield, SC; Also a number of Nieces and Nephews.

     The family would like to

thank Hospice of Chesterfield County, for the excellent care rendered to Shang, during his illness.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or to Shiloh United Methodist Church “parking lot fund” 3154 Hwy 102, Chesterfield,

SC 29709

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Poole Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

 

Evelyn H. Roberts

WALLACE - Evelyn H. Roberts, 83, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. Born in Bennettsville, SC she was a daughter of the late Walter L and Hettie Roscoe Haire. She was the widow of Prentice Roberts. She was a member of White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church where she had 19 years of perfect attendance. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed going to church and being a choir leader.

     Surviving are her daughters, Joanne R. Bailey of Wallace, SC, Sandra Nuttall of Wallace, SC, Marcella Crocker of Raleigh, NC, a daughter-in-law, Linda P Roberts of Wallace, SC, sisters, Elaine Haire, Doris Haire, Louise Rivers, Eva Walters all of Wallace, SC, Burnice Oxindine of Laurinburg, NC, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a son, Preston Roberts, brothers, Baxter Haire, Alton Haire, Sr., Wilson Haire and a sister, Laura McLendon.

     The family received friends6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, May 25, 2015 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC.

      A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Tuesday, May 26, 2015at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

 

Edward A. ‘Ebbie’ Sellers

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Edward A. “Ebbie” Sellers, age 69, died Friday, May 22, 2015. A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Ruby Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, May 25, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Sellers was born August 30, 1945 in Chesterfield,SC a son of Robert Paul Sellers, Jr. and the late Frances Pate Sellers. He was a retired employee of Crown Cork and Seal, and a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Sellers was a member of Ruby Baptist Church, the American Legion Post 74, and the D.A.V. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Ebbie was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Pate Sellers.

    Survivors include Wife of 43 years: Nannie Lou Sellers of the home; 1 Son: Bryan (Crystal) Sellers of Jeffe son, SC; 1 Grandson: Edward Alexander “Lex” Sellers; Father: Robert Paul Sellers, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Brothers: Robert Paul (Linda) Sellers, III and Donald (Barbara) Sellers both of Chesterfield,SC; 1 Sister: Frances Sellers Steen of Hartsville, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church “Shoe Box Ministry” P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sellers family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

 

Lois Turner Gaskins

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Lois Turner Gaskins, age 93, died Thursday, May 28, 2015. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was from 2:00 –

3:00 PM Saturday, May 30, 2015 prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Gaskins was born December 23, 1921, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late John Wesley “Jack” and Pearlie Mae Burr Turner. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a member of Oakland Baptist Church. Mrs. Gaskins enjoyed crocheting, working in her flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a dedicated Christian who loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and shared him with everyone she met.

     In addition to her parents, Lois was  preceded in death by her husband, John T. Gaskins; 1 son, William E. “Buster” Gaskins; 1 daughter, Patricia Ann “Sue” Young; and by 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

     Survivors include Son: Tommy (Barbara) Gaskins of Pleasant Garden, NC; 2 Daughters: Faith Webb of Chesterfield, SC and Dianne (Ronnie) Sellers of Darlington, SC; 1 Sister: Margie Dew of Chesterfield, SC; Also: 7 grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gaskins Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

 

Josephine Brooks Lowery Ratliff

MCFARLAN, N.C. – Mrs. Josephine Brooks Lowery Ratliff, 93, died Friday, May 29, 2015 at Cheraw Healthcare in Cheraw, SC. Funeral services were at 11:00am Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry King officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

     The family greeted friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Leavitt Funeral Home, Wadesboro and other times at the home.

     Josephine was born April 6, 1922 in Richmond County, NC a daughter of the late John B. “Bunn” and Hattie Morgan Brooks. She cared for children in her home for many years and later worked at Wadesboro Nursing Home, retiring after 16 years there. She was a dedicated member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

     Surviving are her children, Donnie (Mildred) Lowery of McFarlan, Lonnie Ray (Juanita) Lowery of Norwood, N.C., David Lowery and Mary (Devoide) Teal both of Cheraw, SC; her daughter-in-law, Dottie Ann Lowery of Chesterfield, SC; her sisters and brother, Lois Lowery of Springfield, VA, Peggy (Carl) Currie of Wilmington, N.C., Patsy (C.B.) White and Bill (Betsy)  both of Lumberton, N.C., and Sue McRae of Laurinburg, N.C.; 13 grand-children; 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her step-children, Gayland Ratliff of High Point, N.C., Delton Ratliff of Iron Station, N.C., Dallas Ratliff of Lilesville, N.C., Ernestine Brooks of Huntersville, N.C., and Avis Crowley of McFarlan and their families.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Clayton Lowery and Monroe Ratliff, children, Charles, Larry and Dorothy Lowery, granddaughter, Elizabeth Renee Teal, and sister and brothers, Gladys White, Marshall Brooks and J.B. Brooks.

     In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Becky Nelson, P.O. Box 13, McFarlan, NC 28103 or to Thompson Creek Baptist Church Meals on Wheels Program, 3365 Wamble Hill Rd., Chesterfield, SC 29709.The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

 

Katherine Mae Solt

CHERAW - Katherine Mae Solt, 85, died Monday, June 01, 2015. Born in Nazareth, PA she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Elda Labach Roth and the widow of Walter Solt. She loved to read and embroider, also, to watch NASCAR and football on TV.

     She is survived by her son Carter (Rose Mari) Solt of Erie, PA, a daughter, Natalie (Randy) Smith of Sumter, SC, grandchildren, Corie (Jarrod) Teal of Cheraw, SC, Josh (Moreen) Solt of Erie, PA, great grand- children, Caitlin Teal, Ethan Solt, Flynn Solt, sisters, Karen Roth of Lancaster, PA and Patti Metz of Nazareth, PA.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a brother, Lester Roth.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 11:00 AM Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials to: Agapé Foundation, 1624 Main Street, Columbia, SC

29203. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

 

Linda Brooks Williamson

CHERAW - Mrs. Linda Brooks Williamson, age 67, died Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at her home.

     A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Williamson was born January 22, 1948 in Florence, SC a daughter of the late Walter Leroy Brooks, Sr. and Delilah Elizabeth Sellers Brooks. She was a retired employee of Dan River Inc. and attended Midway Baptist Church. Linda enjoyed watching movies, and sitting on the porch watching God’s creation. In addition to her parents, Linda was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jimmie R. Brooks and Walter Leroy Brooks, Jr.; and by a sister, Sara B. Eddins.

     Survivors include Husband: Ravelnel Williamson of the home; 1 Stepson: Johnny Williamson of Cheraw, SC; 3 Stepdaughters: Pam Williamson McClure of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Deanna Williamson Skidmore of Cornelius, NC, and Cindy Williamson Ingram of Cheraw, SC; 2 Sisters: Alice J. Parker and Betty B. (Buddy Board) Teal of Chesterfield, SC; Sisters-in-law: Lena R.

Brooks of Chesterfield, SC; Also: 7 step grandchildren, 1 step great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Williamson Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

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John R. Woods Jr.

CHERAW – John R. Woods Jr., 57, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Born in Wilmington, OH, he was a son of Oleta Woods Cummings of Cheraw, SC and the late John Randolph Woods, Sr.

     He is survived by his son, Charles Woods of Cheraw, SC, daughter, Amanda (Timothy) Bennett of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Jeff (Maria) Woods of Mayfield Village, OH, sisters, Sheila Woods of Cleveland, OH and Sheree (John) Zele of Munson, OH. Also two grandchildren, Colt Bennett and Randy Bennett.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

 

Tony M. Bailey

PATRICK - Mr. Tony M. Bailey, age 66, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Monday, June 15, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.  Visitation was from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Bailey was born August 13, 1948 in Cornelius, NC a son of the late Joe and Inez Sansbury Bailey. He was a retired floor mechanic and a former member of the Charlotte Moose Lodge 1113. Tony enjoyed fishing and riding four wheelers. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse Lee Bailey and Barney Gray Bailey.

     Survivors include Fiancée: Betty Pilkenton of the home; 2 Sisters: Jo Ann B. Keller of Mooresville, NC and Katherine B. (Allyn) Kerley of Cornelius, NC; Also 9 Nephews, 10 Great Nephews, 3 Nieces, and 4 Great Nieces.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Bailey Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

 

Patricia Ann Baker

PAGELAND - Patricia Ann Baker,53 died on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 3PM from the Clyburn Center, Pageland, SC 29728. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. Flemming Funerals-Pageland handled arrangements.

     She was born on February 14, 1962 in Chesterfield, South Carolina to the late Curtis Lee Baker, Sr. and Virginia Lee Wadsworth.

     She was employed by the Lancaster County School District at Erwin Elementary School.

     Survivors: a daughter, Ieshia Imoni Curry of the home; a son, Lester Bernitez Baker (Lynn), Ruby, SC; two sisters, Phyllis Miller (Anthony), Pageland, SC and JoNell Threatt (Leon), Pageland, SC; two brothers, Curtis Lee Baker (Kantranice), of the home, Jay Emmle Baker, Williamsburg, SC; stepfather, Jay Emmette Price, Pageland, SC.

     Flemming Funerals-Pageland handled funeral arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

 

Charlene Evans

JEFFERSON – Charlene Evans, 65 died on Friday, May 22, 2015. Funeral services were heldon Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 3 pm from the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church, Lancaster, SC. Burial

followed in the church cemetery. Flemming Funerals-Pageland handled arrangements. She was born on September 1, 1949 in Kershaw, SC.

     Survivors: five, sisters, Patricia Champion (David), Bronx, NY, Johnnie Benson (George), Phoenix, AZ, Mildred Wright (Curtis), Jefferson, SC, Michelle Evans, Bronx, NY, and Linda Evans, Lancaster, SC; three brothers, Paul Evans (Lavilla), Jefferson, SC, Jackie Evans, Honolulu, HI and Lawayne Evans, Charlotte, NC.

     Flemming Funerals-Pageland handled funeral arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

 

Ruby Walters Gaskins

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Ruby Walters Gaskins, age 94, died Sunday, June 7, 2015. A funeral service was held at 12: 00 P.M. Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Visitation was from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 10, 2015 prior to the service in the Church Fellowship Hall. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

     Mrs. Gaskins was born August 19, 1920 in Hartsville, SC, a daughter of the late Wade Hampton Walters, Sr. and Lula Hawkins Walters. She was a graduate of Lydia High School and a retired em- ployee of Sacony. Mrs. Gaskins was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

     In addition to her parents, Ruby was also preceded in death by her husband Burch “Bird” Gaskins, 2 sons, Burch Gaskins, Jr. and William “Bo” Gaskins, and by 3 brothers, Wade “Dub”, Carroll, and Hugh Walters.

     Survivors include Son: Jesse H. (Audrey) Gaskins of Cheraw, SC; Daughter: Pam (Jerry) Huntley of Chesterfield, SC; Daughter-in-law: Jackie E. Gaskins of Chesterfield, SC; 6 Grandchildren: Sherry (Tim) Blizzard, Mark Huntley, Andy Gaskins, Amy (David) Huntley, Lisa (Kris) Hardwick, and Corlie (Jeriot) Burr; Also 11 Great Grandchildren; 2 Brothers: Bill (Anne) Walters of Lugoff, SC and Leon (Brenda) Walters of Patrick, SC; 2 Sisters: Johnnie Bryant and Pat (Sammie) Gibson of Hartsville, SC; Sister-in-law: Sue Walters of Hartsville, SC.

     The family wishes to thank the staff of Chesterfield Convalescent Center for the compassionate care given to their loved one, for the last couple of years, and to the other caregivers over the years.

     Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church “Cemetery Fund” or “Parking Lot Fund” 3154 Hwy 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

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

the Gaskins family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

 

Bessie Louise Hannah

CHESTERFIELD – Bessie Louise Hannah, 86, died on Sunday, May 31, 2015. Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 3PM from the Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC.

     She was born in Chesterfield, South Carolina on June 12, 1928 to the late James and Maggie Marshall Bittle, Sr.

     Survivors: children, Bonnie Cash, Betty S. Short, Charles Hannah, Jr. (Mamie) all of Chesterfield, SC, Shirley Jackson Martin, Wallace, SC and Casthederol Hannah (Elaine), Chesterfield, SC; two sisters, Mary Ingram (Bobby) and Marvel Bittle, both of Cheraw, SC; a brother, Henry L. Bittle of Chesterfield, SC; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

     Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield handled funeral arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

 

Jacquelyn Henderson

RUBY – Jacquelyn Henderson, 50 died on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Funeral services held on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 2PM from the Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

     She was born November 18, 1964 in Alexandria, VA to Bertha Lee Timmons Henderson and the late Ollie S. Henderson.

     Survivors: two daughters, Shawnae Hickman and Chalor London, both of Ruby, SC; mother, Bertha Henderson, Chesterfield, SC; two sisters, Showna Sutton (Earl), Alexandria, VA and Ollie Edwards (Charles), Springfield, VA; a brother, Maxion Henderson, Alexandria, VA.

     Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield handled arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

 

Cathy Renee Johnson

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Cathy Renee Johnson, age 53, died Sunday, June 7, 2015. A funeral service was held at, 5:00 PM, Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Miller- Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caul- der Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Johnson was born January 15, 1962 in Hartsville, SC, a daughter of Sylvia Faye Lewis Hohn and the late Olin Darrell Johnson. She was a former employee of CVS and a former store manager with Cato Fashions. Cathy loved shopping.

     Survivors include Husband: Jack Johnson of the home; 2 Sons: Derrick Johnson of Patrick, SC and Daniel Johnson of Spartanburg, SC; Mother: Sylvia Lewis Hohn of Chesterfield, SC;  2 Brothers: Olin Darrell “PeeWee” Johnson, Jr. of Patrick, SC and David Blake Johnson of Myrtle Beach, SC; Sister of the Heart: Pamela Vereen of Florence, SC; Special Friend: Darlene Holliday of Darlington, SC; Aunt: Wanda L. Grantham of Chesterfield, SC; Uncle: Jerry (Lexie) Lewis of Chesterfield, SC; 3 Nephews: Marshall Johnson, Zane Johnson, and Adam Johnson.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Johnson Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

 

Luther Darrel Jordan

CHERAW - Luther Darrel Jordan, 51, of Cheraw, died on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the McLeod Hospice House in Florence.

     Luther was born in Chesterfield County. He was the son of the late Luther William Jordan and Eva Mae Crowley Jordan.

     Surviving are his step mother, Daisy Jordan; his daughter, Melissa Leigh Griggs; his brothers, William Jordan, Perry Dean Jordan, and Richard Jordan; his sisters, Jackie Barrett, Elaine Moore and Crystal Jordan; and 1 grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above; and by his brother, Wayne Jordan.

     Cremation services are being handled by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home and Crematory of Darlington. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

 

Alphonso Miller Sr.

JEFFERSON – Alphonso Miller, Sr., 76 died on Monday, May 25, 2015. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 2PM from the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the follow in the church ceme- tery.

     He was born September 24, 1938. Alphonso was born to Annie B. Miller and the late Jimmie Buckhannon in Chesterfield County, SC. He retired from Teledyne Alvac of Monroe, NC.

     Survivors: six children, Alphonso “Michael” Miller, Jr. (Robin), Fort Mill, SC, Karen Henderson (Gernard), Pageland, SC, Morris Miller (Tonya), Mt. Croghan, SC, Minister Angela Gary (Jayvish), Cheraw, SC, Keldrick Miller, Petersburg, VA, and Mar’tavius Dunlap, Jefferson, SC; mother, Annie B. Miller, Jefferson, SC; sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.  

     Flemming Funerals-Pageland handled funeral arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 13, Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

 

Sybil Melton Muir

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Sybil Melton Muir, age 92, died Sunday, June 7, 2015.

     A funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in the Georgia Memorial Park, Marietta, Ga.

     Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 10, 2015 prior to the

service at the Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Muir was born October 31, 1922, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Thomas Levi and Lela Rivers Melton. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, and a former Realtor and a former Secretary with Westinghouse. Sybil was a member of the Chesterfield Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed arts and crafts, gardening, and golfing. In addition to her parents, Sybil was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Campbell Muir, Jr. and by her six brothers and four sisters.

     Survivors include Son: Robert  Campbell “Scott” Muir III and his wife Sheila of Fernandina Beach, Fl.; 4 Grandchildren: Jennifer (Alan) Florendo, Lindsay (Anthony) Riner, Ben Muir, and Ryan Muir; 4 Great Grandchildren: Conner Florendo, Allison Riner, Andy Riner, and Addy Riner.

     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 Muir family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 13, Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

 

Jimmy Ronal Robinson

MONROE, N.C. – Jimmy Ronal Robinson, 51 died on Monday, June 1, 2015. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 3PM from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Pageland, South Carolina.

     He was born in Pageland, SC on July 6, 1963 in Pageland, SC to Jimmy Robinson and the late Inez Rivers Robinson. He spent most of his career in truck driving.

     Survivors: his wife, Sherry Knight of the home; a daughter, Rhonda Robinson (Michael), Pageland, SC; a stepdaughter, Sheree Knight, Pageland, SC; his father, Jimmy Robinson, Pageland, SC; two brothers, Elvis Rivers, Suitland, MD and Jimmy Robinson, Jr., Charlotte, NC; a sister, Jamie Miller (Norris), Monroe, NC; two grandchildren.

     Flemming Funerals-Pageland handled funeral arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 13, Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

 

 Phillip ‘Phil’ Walker Boan

PATRICK - Phillip “Phil” Walker Boan, 64, died Saturday, June 13, 2015. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late Ira Walker and Willie Mae Curry. He was a member of Woodman of the World. He enjoyed softball, basketball, collecting coins, Civil War Memorabilia including newspapers and paper money. He was an avid history buff.

     Surviving is his wife, Evelyn Marze Boan of Patrick, SC, a son, Jonathan (Sarah)Boan of Patrick, SC, a sister, Gloria Copeland (Michael) Butler of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Tempest Boan, Aryanna Boan, Adalynn Boan, Hailey Boan, several nieces and nephews.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 13, Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

 

Cynthia Brooks Nolan

CHERAW - Mrs. Cynthia Brooks Nolan, age 60, died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

     A funeral service was held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Chesterfield Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Nolan was born August 12, 1954, in Chesterfield,SC, a daughter of Lena Ratliff Brooks and the late Walter Leroy “June Bug” Brooks III. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, where she excelled in basketball. She also attended Chesterfield-Marlboro Tec., and was a former administrative assistant at INA USA. Cynthia was a former member of Chesterfield Baptist Church and attended C-4. She was an avid Gamecock fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and NASCAR. Cynthia was a true sports enthusiast, and loved watching all types of ball games. In addition to her father, Cynthia was also preceded in death by her brother, Walter M. “Mickey” Brooks.

     Survivors include Husband: Tommy Nolan of the home; Son: Zachary Preston “Zach” Harpe and friend Jessie Jackling of Charleston, SC; Mother: Lena R. Brooks of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Step Sons: Adam (Chelsea) Nolan of Johnson City, KS and Cleveland Nolan of Shallotte, NC; 3 Step Grandchildren; 3 Sisters-in-law: Barbara S. Brooks of Greenwood, SC, Faye (Donnie) Connelly of Branchville, SC, and Jo Duffy of Cheraw, SC; Brother-in-law: Wayne (Joyce) Nolan of Clio, SC; 2 Nephews: Ty Brooks of Charleston, SC and Justin (Lacey) Brooks of Gaffney, SC; 3 Nieces: Lisa Bradley, Sherry Wilson, and Susanne Howell; 3 Aunts: Annie Lee Ratliff of Columbia, SC, Alice B. Parker and Betty B. Teal of Chesterfield, SC; and Special Fur Baby: Oreo.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709; Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or to the American Cancer  Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29212.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Nolan Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 13, Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

 

Steven ‘Steve’Edward Smith Sr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Steven “Steve” Edward Smith, Sr., age 63, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at his home.

     A funeral service was held at 5:00 PM, Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Hopewell Baptist Church. Interment with Masonic rites followed in the church cemetery.

     Visitation was from 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Saturday, June 20, 2015 prior to the service at the church.

     Mr. Smith was born June 24, 1951 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Donald “Don” Edward and Madge Huntley Smith. He was a former employee of Smith’s Superette, Lear’s IGA, and a former member of the SC National Guard. Mr. Smith was a member of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220, and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Steve’s favorite pastime was riding his lawnmower and mowing grass.

     Survivors include Wife: Barbara B. Smith of the home; 1 Son: Steven Edward “Eddie” (Denise) Smith, Jr. of Indian Land, SC; 1 Daughter: Staci Jean Smith of Rock Hill, SC; 1 Stepson: Jason Brayboy of Chesterfield, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Maggie Smith, Brianna & Kaylin Brayboy, and Login Bridges; 1 Sister: Patricia (Dewitt) Lisenby of Chesterfield, SC;  Nieces: Angela Lisenby of Cheraw, SC and Michele (Neil) Adams of Chesterfield, SC; Nephew: Jimmy (Kim) Lisenby of Ruby, 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  Smith Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 13, Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

 

Jerry N. Teal

Chesterfield - Mr. Jerry N. Teal, age 61, died Thursday, June 18, 2015 at his home.

     A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Saturday, June 20,  2015 at Zoar United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, June 19, 2015 at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home. Mr. Teal was born August 28, 1953 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Jim Teal and Ruby Freeman Teal. He was a former employee of Crown Cork & Seal, and a faithful member of Zoar United Methodist Church. Jerry loved cars, car shows, and going out to eat.

     Survivors 2 Sons: Matthew Teal of Charlottesville, VA and Daniel (Kacy) Teal of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Grandchildren: Makaya Teal and Braxton Teal and soon to be, Mary Margaret Teal, whom Jerry had named “Maggie May”; 2 Brothers: Jimmy (Dorothy) Teal of Wallace, SC and Steve Teal of Chesterfield, SC; 3 Sisters: Rachel Brooks of Chesterfield, SC, Theresa Gilmore of Hartsville, SC, and Margie Rogers of Bennettsville, SC; Also: Nieces and Nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church “Live Nativity Fund” c/o of Debbie Foote,2472 Zoar Road, 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 Teal Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 13, Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

 

Henry McGill Blackmon

PAGELAND - Mr. Henry McGill Blackmon, age 75, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at his home.

     A graveside service was held at 6:00 PM, Thursday, June 25, 2015 at First Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC.

     Mr. Blackmon was born August 25, 1939, in Clover, SC, a son of the late Roy Franklin and Reba Turner Blackmon. He was a retired supervisor with the Yarn Mill. Henry enjoyed fishing and yard sales. In addition to his parents, Henry was also preceded in death by his wife, Faye Mills Blackmon, his son, Tony Ray Blackmon, and by his 4 brothers, Ben, Ralph, Walt, and Bob Blackmon.

    Survivors include 2 Grandchildren: Anthony B. (Ashley) Blackmon and Jessica N. Blackmon of Pageland, SC; Great Granddaughter: Brianna D. Blackmon of Pageland, SC; and 2 Sisters: Barbara (Mikey) Barrett of Mt. Croghan, SC and Brenda (Joe) Hubalek of Texas.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Blackmon Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

 

J. L. ‘Junior’ Joplin Jr.

MT. CROGHAN - Mr. J. L. “Junior” Joplin, Jr., age 47, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at his home.

     A graveside service was held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

     Mr. Joplin was born May 23, 1968, in Monroe, NC, a son of the late J. L. Joplin, Sr. and Roxie Mills Joplin. He was an employee of ALLVAC in Monroe, NC. Junior also enjoyed farming. In addition to his parents, Junior was also preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Joplin and by a brother-in-law Mickey Donahue.

     Survivors include Wife: Tera Bearden Joplin of the home; Son: Jesse (Amanda) Joplin of Lancaster, SC; Daughter: Michelle Joplin of the home; Grandson: Landon Joplin; Brother: Danny (Millie) Joplin of Mt. Croghan, SC; and Sister: Shirley Joplin Donahue of Mt. Croghan, SC.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC is serving the Joplin family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

 

Ronald Werner May

MT. CROGHAN – Ronald Werner May, age 81 of Mount Croghan, SC, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Ronald proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. He retired from IBM after 33  years of faithful service, receiving numerous awards and patents. He followed his dream of becoming a Pilot. His greatest joy was being a Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather. Ronald was preceded in death by Anne, the mother of his daughter and later by his second wife Mary.

     He is survived by his daughter Pamela Earp; step daughters: Robin Lindsay, Roz Smith, Vickie Hall, Katherine Berube; Pamela’s children: Tristen Blount and fiancée Mandy, Morgan and Kaitlyn Earp; Robin’s children: Elaine Dragon and Daniel Lindsay; Roz’s children: Shannon and Clayton Smith; Vickie’s children: Jeffery and Chandler Walters; Katherine’s daughter: Christina Palumbo.

     A funeral service was held at 11AM on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel. Burial followed at Forest Lawn East Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8PM on Monday, June 15, 2015 at the funeral home.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

 

Jimmy Bracey

PAGELAND – Jimmy Bracey 76, died on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 3PM from the Rock Hill A.M.E. Zion Church, Pageland, SC. Burial

followed in the church cemetery.

He was born on January 6, 1939 to the late Jim and Lola Joplin Bracey in Pageland, SC.

Survivors: wife, Nannie Bracey; two sons Tommy Bracey of Pageland, SC and Nicholas (Tika) Robinson, Jefferson, SC; three daughters, Cindy (Anthony) Gaddy, Pageland, SC, Donna Bracey, Pageland, SC and Valerie Robinson, Pageland, SC; ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland handled arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

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Leroy Hamer Cottingham

CHERAW - Leroy Hamer Cottingham, 62, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Born in Marlboro County, SC, Mr. Cottingham was a son of Thelma Cottingham and the late Leroy Cottingham. He enjoyed being faithful to his church Anointed Word Ministries. He loved muscle cars, his Corvette in particular, and was devoted to helping others at any time.

Surviving are his wife, Darlene Cottingham, daughters Stephanie Hollis of Cheraw, Leigh Assef (Kevin Griggs) of Wallace, SC, step-son Chris Quick of Wallace, SC, brother Tim (Suzanne) Cottingham of Cheraw, SC a sister Jean Teal of Mooresville, NC, seven grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and his dog Maggie.

Mr. Cottingham was preceded in death by his father, a brother Keith Cottingham, a sister Ava Cottingham, and a nephew Stephen Lewis Teal. Visitation was held from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM, Friday, July 3, 2015 at Anointed Word Ministries Church, 307 Moffat Drive, Cheraw, SC, with a memorial service following at 4:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Anointed Word Ministries, 550 Sandpiper Circle, Cheraw, SC 29520 THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

 

Woodrow ‘Woodie’ S. Hamden Sr.

CHERAW – Woodrow “Woodie” S. Hamden, Sr., 89, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Born in Cheraw, SC, Woodie was a son of the late Mike Sr. and Leila Thomas Hamden. He was the retired President and CEO of American Stainless & Supply Inc. He was a Mason, charter member of Cheraw Rotary Club, and a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as an usher. He had been an honorary member of both Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office and Cheraw Fire Department. He had also served as the Grand Marshall for the Cheraw Christmas Parade. Mr. Hamden enjoyed fishing, golfing, writing poems & songs, writing colorful columns for local newspapers, playing his ukulele & singing, watching shoot’em ups and riding his tractor.

Surviving is his wife, Helen Gaddy Hamden of the home, a son Bobby Hamden of Cheraw, SC, daughters Peggy Stewart and Dru Penny, both of Cheraw, SC. Eleven Grandchildren, Eighteen Great-Grandchildren and One Great-Great-Grandchild.

Mr. Hamden was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother Mike K. Hamden Jr. and a son H. Stephen Hamden.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC and 10:00 am Friday, July 3, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church Parlor. A memorial service was held 11:00 am, Friday, July 3, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

 

James Ernest Huntley

JEFFERSON – James Ernest Huntley, 74 died on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 4PM from the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the Morning Star Holiness Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. He was born  December 22, 1940 in Union County, NC to the late A.D. Huntley and Lena Huntley.

Survivors: wife, Lendora T. Huntley; two daughters, Beverly Gilbert (John), Moneka S. Huntley; two sons, Mitchell Huntley (Lisa) and Darian Huntley (Alana); eight sisters, Gertrude Belton, Helen Staton, Carolyn Jackson, Katie Williams (Thomas), Barbara Johnson, Julia Ainsworth (Bill), Willie Mae Johnson and Delphenia Rorie (James); four brothers, Booker T. Huntley (Pat), John Henry Hough (Becky), Kermit McGee and Curtis McGee (Eunice); 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland handled arrangements. THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

 

Charles George Melton

CHESTERFIELD - Charles George Melton, 88 died on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 3PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Chesterfield, SC.

Burial followed in the Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born on September 17, 1926 to the late Ross and Carrie Lee Redfearn Melton, Sr. in Chesterfield, SC. He departed this life on Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Cheraw, SC.

Survivors: wife, Fannie L. Melton, Chesterfield, SC; three daughters, Hattie M. Talley (Tony), Chesterfield, SC, Deborah Meadows (Jimmy), Wingate, NC and LaCarol Harris (Chris), Charlotte, NC; a son, Jerry W. Melton, Charlotte, NC; eight grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.

Flemming Funerals- Chesterfield handled arrangements. THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

 

Alvin Sanders

CHERAW - Minister Alvin Sanders, 51 died on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Memorial services was held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 2PM from the Word of Life Fellowship Church, Cheraw, SC.

He was born on April 30, 1964 in Cheraw, SC and departed this life on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, SC. Alvin graduated from Central High School in 1983. He attended South Carolina State University, where he received a degree in Business Management. Continuing his education, he received a Certificate in Supervision and Management from Northeastern Technical College and his Bachelors of Science Degree from Gardner Webb University. Alvin served in the United States Armed Forces, 1987-1989. He was the head coach for the Cheraw High School Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Team and an assistant coach for the Cheraw High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team.

Survivors: wife, Priscilla S. Sanders; a son, Ashton Xavier McMillan; five brothers; Levon Long (Nek), Mychael Sanders (Yolonda), Tony Hughes, Alexander McDonald and Larry Blakeney (Barbara); ten sisters, Ruthie Simpson, Starr Ann Thomas, Catherine Thomas, Mary Holmes, Helene Littlejohn, Joquetta Sanders, Teressa Hughes, Katrina Hughes, Chante Walls (Moses)and Dana Streater (James).

Flemming Funerals-Cheraw handled arrangements. THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

 

Bobby Clark

CHERAW - Bobby Clark, 80, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Born in Darlington, SC he was a son of the late Archie Boyd and Estelle Alma Atkinson Clark. He enjoyed NASCAR.

Surviving is his son, David L. (Tina) Clark of Henderson, TN, a daughter, Mona Jo Rivers of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Wand Baker of NM, grandchildren, Teena Morton, Ashley Lincoln, Mona Lincoln, Alice Wood, Kimberly Clark, Jonathon Clark, great grandchildren, Kevin Lebedynski, Zachary Morton, Landry Ellis, Colby Shaw, Hayden Harvey, sister-in-law, Betty Jo Clark of Cheraw, SC, nieces, Dana Clark, Kristin Hall, nephew, Ricky Clark, and a great niece, Charlotte Woodruff.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, also, a son, “Little” Bobby Clark, brothers, Lorraine Clark, Dallas Clark, and a nephew, Ricky Clark.

The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Friday, July 10, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Friday, July 10, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

Burial was in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick, SC.

Memorials to: North Cheraw Baptist Church, 101 Hartzell Ave., Cheraw, SC

29520. THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

 

Marsha Branham Mackey

CHERAW - Ms. Marsha Branham Mackey, age 39, died Sunday, July 5, 2015.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Maranatha Family Center.

Interment followed in the Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Thursday, July 9, 2015 prior to the service at the church.

Ms. Mackey was born in Florence, SC a daughter of Raymond Gene and Emily Rivers Branham. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a former secretary with Cheraw Public Works. She enjoyed growing pretty flowers, and vegetables, and loved to dance.

Survivors include 2 Sons: Dalton Leviner of Cheraw, SC and Parker Mackey of Jacksonville, FL; Parents: Raymond and Emily Branham of Cheraw, SC; Grandmother: Ruth Clark of Cheraw, SC; 1 Brother: Ken (Glory) Rivers of Cheraw, SC; 1 Sister: Sharon (Stephen Faurote) Branham of Cheraw, SC; 3 Half Brothers: Glenn (Pat) Branham of Bennettsville, SC, Allen (Stacey) Branham of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Faron (Cathi) Branham of Pompano Beach, FL; 2 Half Sisters: Ruth (Tim) Gregory of Biloxi, MS, and Cindy (Byron) Griggs of Jacksonville, FL; Also: Several Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Mackey family. THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

 

Robin Christopher ‘Christy’ Marsh

PAWLEY’S ISLAND - Robin Christopher “Christy” Marsh, 47, died Sunday, July 5, 2015 as a disabled veteran. Formerly of Cheraw, SC, Christy was the daughter of Glenn and Emily Cook Marsh of Cheraw. She was first and foremost a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and humanitarian.

Christy was a United States Air Force veteran, active during the Gulf War, serving from 1986-1992. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s of Science in 1995, also, graduating from Georgia Southern University with a Master’s of Science in 1997, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Surviving are her parents listed above, brother, David (Kelly) Marsh of Spokane, WA, nephew, Alex Marsh and niece, Samantha Marsh both of Spokane, WA, paternal grandparents, Joseph and Dare Marsh of Cheraw, SC.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather John Edward Cook and her maternal grandmother Jean Douglass Perritt.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home. Visitation was held following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mercy In Me Free Clinic, PO Box 1684, Cheraw, SC, 29520. THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

 

Dr. Ronald W. Hampton

PAWLEY’S ISLAND – Dr. Ronald Wayne Hampton died on Friday, July 10, 2015 due to a long term illness. Born October 17, 1940 in Kannapolis, NC, he was a son of Raymond and Helen J. Hampton.

Dr. Hampton attended Kannapolis public schools, graduating from A.L. Brown High School in 1959. A standout athlete, Dr. Hampton went on to attend Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, where he played football in the 1960 Tangerine Bowl. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Presbyterian College, he earned a master’s degree in counseling from Appalachian State University and a doctorate in educational psychology from Nova University.

Dr. Hampton devoted his professional career of more than 40 years to education and economic development for the benefit of South Carolina and its citizens. He began his career teaching psychology and coaching football, basketball, and track in Chester, SC, followed by service as Associate Director/Dean of Instruction at York Technical College and Vice President at Spartanburg Technical College. Dr. Hampton and his family moved to Cheraw in 1977, when he was named President of Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College (now Northeastern Technical College). He spent the rest of his professional career at Northeastern, where he led the college through an era of unprecedented growth in enrollment, course offerings, and physical facilities. During Dr. Hampton’s 27 years at NETC, student enrollment increased over 100 percent and the size of the Cheraw campus doubled. The college expanded its service area to include Dillon County, and its name was changed to Northeastern Technical College to reflect a new regional focus. Dr. Hampton also led in the establishment of community campuses in Pageland, Dillon and Bennettsville, developed a registered apprenticeship program in metalworking, and helped to establish NETC’s nursing curriculum.

Dr. Hampton’s educational leadership extended throughout the southern United States through many years of service on the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional organization which reviews and accredits colleges in 11 southern states and Latin America. After retiring from NETC, he served an interim president at WilliamsburgTechnical College in Kingstree, SC. Dr. Hampton was active in many community organizations, including the Cheraw Rotary Club (president and Paul Harris Fellow), the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce (president), and the Chesterfield General Hospital Board. His service was recognized in 2003 when the Governor of South Carolina presented him with the Order of the Silver Crescent, the state’s highest award for volunteer and community service. The Ronald W. Hampton Student Center at Northeastern Technical College was named in Dr. Hampton’s honor at his retirement in 2003.

Surviving are his wife, Shelia Argo Hampton, of the home; daughter, Georgia Christian, of Myrtle Beach; son, Ronald Wayne Hampton Jr. and his wife Leah, of Pittsburgh, PA; brother, Keith Hampton and his wife Elizabeth, of Washington, NC; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 12:00 pm, St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church in Pawleys Island, SC. Visitation will immediately follow at the church in Berly Hall. A graveside service announcement date and time will soon be made, which will be held in Kannapolis, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald W. Hampton Scholarship Fund, Northeastern Technical College Foundation, 1201 Chesterfield Hwy, Cheraw, SC 29520 and the Agape Senior Foundation, 1624 main St., Columbia, SC 29203. Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

 

William Russell “Buddy” Board

CHERAW – William Russell “Buddy” Board, 78, died Friday, July 10, 2015. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late Harry Atwood Sr. and Bessie Helen Wallace Board and the widower of Virginia “Jenny” Board. He was a member of Cheraw First Baptist. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing and working. Mr. Board loved spending time with his family.

Surviving are his daughters, Elaine (Jimmy) Hodges of Hartsville, SC, Laurie (Ronnie) Jordan of Marion, SC, a brother, Harry Atwood Board, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, a grandchild, Krista Lane Hodges of Hartsville, SC, many nieces and nephews and a special family friend Betty Brooks Teal.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, brothers, Wallace Harding Board, James Henry Board, sisters, Edna Earle Turnage, Myrtle Louise Lord and Hazel Board.

The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, July 13, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to: Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, Illinois 60611-3201 or Cheraw First Baptist Bulding Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520. THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

 

Danny Ray Crowley

HARTSVILLE - Mr. Danny Ray Crowley II, age 52, died Sunday, July 12, 2015. A funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC.

Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the Funeral Home.

Mr. Crowley was born, October 12, 1962 in Cheraw, SC, a son of Janie Davis Crowley Parks and the late Duland Crowley. He was a building contractor and owner of Crowley Construction Co. Danny Ray was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed fishing and riding 4 wheelers. He also loved watching Tori play softball and spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Caulder. In addition to his father, Danny Ray was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ferris and Jimmy Crowley and by a sister, Vicky Crowley Hall.

Survivors include 2 Sons: Danny Ray Crowley II of Chesterfield, SC, and Chandler Martin Crowley of the home; 2 Daughters: Elesha C. (Kyle) Frantz of Jasper, GA. and Victoria “Tori” Raven Crowley of Hartsville, SC; Grandson: Caulder Harris Frantz of Jasper, GA; Mother and Stepfather: Janie Davis Parks and Lee Parks of Hartsville, SC; Brother: Aaron (Bobbie Gail) Crowley of Patrick, SC; Sister: Dalphine C. (Butch) Michaels of Patrick, SC; Brother-in-law: Tom Hall of Chesterfield, SC.

Memorials may be made to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 to help with the Crowley funeral expenses.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crowley Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

 

Virginia Beatrice Huggins Quick

CHERAW - Mrs. Virginia Beatrice (Huggins) Quick died peacefully July 14, 2015 at Chesterfield Convalescent Center in Cheraw. Almost 91 years of age, she had been in declining health for some time. Virginia was born in Chesterfield County to James Berkley and Minnie Mae (White) Huggins. Losing her mother at a very early age, she was reared with her aunt and long-time best friend Marie Chavis. Nana, as she was known, was a long-time member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Wallace where she sang in the choir for more than 40 years. She was a faithful servant of her church who cared deeply for others. She enjoyed music of all kinds and was a talented musician who sang and played both guitar and piano. She loved her family, her flowers, her animals, baking and reading her Bible. Virginia is survived by son Jackie Furr (Susan) of Cheraw; daughter Susie Johnson (Fred) of Winston-Salem, NC; daughter Elaine Martin (Gus) of Raleigh, NC; son Ronnie Quick (Debbie) of Cheraw; and son Tommy Quick (Mary) of Cheraw. She also is survived by grandchildren Greg Furr (Masako Miudinha), Jeffrey Furr (Sarra), Hollie Torrey (Matt), Gil Johnson (Diana), Megan Johnson, Jennifer Reel (Mike), Sara Martin (Jason Pritchett), Casey Norris (Andy), Jenna Quick, and Andy Quick (Melanie), as well as 8 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew, son Buddy Furr, and brother Marion Huggins. We all will miss her, but are confident that she has transitioned to her place in heaven. Her life exemplified the writing of the apostle Paul to Timothy: “I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.” The family received friends from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Thursday, July 16 at Kiser Funeral Home on State Road in Cheraw. The funeral service was held at 3:00 pm the following day, Friday, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2610 Ebenezer Road, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

 

Billy Curtis Crowley

PATRICK - Mr. Billy Curtis Crowley, age 77, died Sunday, July 19, 2015 at his home. A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Bay Springs Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Crowley was born February 26, 1938 in Patrick, SC a son of thelate Kenneth Moore Crowley and Ethelene Wilkerson Crowley. He was a graduate of McBee High School and was a retired building cotractor. Billy was an avid checker player and loved watching the Price Is Right on television. In addition to his parents, Billy was also preceded in death by his wives; Evelyn Gainey “Jean- nette” Crowley and Hilda Hoffman Crowley; and by three brothers, Kenneth, Jack, and Ronnie Crowley.                                Survivors include 4 Daughters: Cynthia Crowley of Charlotte, NC, Anne (Jerry) Brumley and Joan Pittman of Patrick, SC, and Wanda (Chris) Yow of Randleman, NC; 7 Grandchildren: Terry (Mark) Basnight, Brent Brumley, Tyler (Brandi) Brumley, Jen Pittman, Jalee Pittman, Miranda Yow, and Caitlin Yow Also 5 Great Grandchildren; 2 Brothers: Jimmy (Cheryl) Crowley of Greenville, SC and Donnie (Sandra) Crowley of Patrick, SC; 1 Sister: Barbara (Maury) Fein- stine of El PasoTX; 2 Sisters-in-law: Sylvia Crowley and Ruth Crowley Parks of Patrick, SC; Also: several Nieces and Nephews.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials may be made to Hospice of ChesterfieldCounty,

P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Bay Springs Baptist Church, 1888 Bay Springs Church Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC   is serving the Crowley Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

 

Rudolph Melton

WALLACE – Rudolph Melton, 89, died Saturday, July 18, 2015. Born in Chesterfield, SC he was a son of the late Theo and Lilly Boatwright Melton. He was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. He was a retired painter.

Surviving is his wife, Celia Wilks Melton of the home, a son, Thomas F. Melton of Huntsville, AL, brothers, T.L. Melton of Rockingham, NC, James Melton of CA, a sister, Elma Cassidy of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Thomas Melton, Jr, Sherri Polyak, great grandchildren, Haley Rabon, Reagan Melton, Kennedy Melton, TJ Melton, Hadley Melton and Maddie Swaid.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a grandson Chad Melton, brothers, May Melton, Thurman Melton and a sister, Annie Lee Stafford.

The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July21, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorials Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials to: Wallace Baptist Church, PO Box 4174, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

 

Lacy M. ‘L.M.’ Adams Jr.

CHERAW - Mr. Lacy M. “L.M.” Adams, Jr., age 78, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at his home.       

A graveside service with military honors was held at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 9:30 – 10:30 AM Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Adams was born November 30, 1936 in Anson County, NC a son of the late Lacy Malloy Adams and Clara Bell Therrell Adams Smith. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving one tour of duty in the Korean Conflict, and three tours of duty in the Vietnam War. During his military career, Mr. Adams was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, the Navy Expert Rifle & Pistol Marksmanship Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and achieved the title of Nationally Ranked Master. He was the owner and operator of L & M Antiques. In addition to his parents, Lacy was preceded in death by his brothers, J.T., Joe, and Franklin Adams; 3 sisters, Iris Scott, Jewel Flowers, and Margie Butler; and by 1 grandchild, Madeline Grace Adams.

Survivors include Wife of 55 years: Margaret B. Adams of the home; Son: Lacy M. Adams, III and wife Angie of Cheraw, SC; Daughter: Margaret Anne Adams Wallace of Woodbine, GA; 3 Grandchildren: Derik (Ashli) Adams of Chesterfield, SC, Haley Adams of Cheraw, SC, and Zachary Wallace of Woodbine, GA.

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 Adams

family.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

 

Barbara Ann Lewis

CHERAW - Ms. Barbara Ann Lewis, age 63, died Friday, July 30, 2015.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Ms. Lewis was born November 28, 1951 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of thelate Clyde Wilson and Willie Voncille Odom Lewis. She was a former employee of IGA Bakery and attended Cheraw Family Worship Center. Barbara enjoyed talking with people and writing. She was always thoughtful to remember her family and friends on their birthdays with a card and phone call. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her brother, Sandy Lewis; brother-in-law, Dean Gulledge; and nephew, Richard Teal.

Survivors include 5 Sisters: Dorothy “Moss” (Son) Teal, Mary Gulledge, Faye (A.J.) Hilliard, Ida Mae “Toonie” (David) Sessoms, Carolyn (Steve) Ziegler all of Cheraw, SC; Sister-in-law: Dorothy “Dot” Lewis of Cheraw, SC; Nephews: John Wayne (Lynn) Teal, Danny Hilliard, and Scottie Haire all ofCheraw, SC; Nieces: Linda Driggers, Tammy Sessoms, and Kristie Ziegler all of Cheraw, SC.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lewis Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

 

Mary Bell McDonald

CHERAW - Mary Bell McDonald, 78 died on Friday, July 17, 2015. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 1PM from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Community Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.

She was born on April 8, 1937 to the late Frank and Mary McDonald in Cheraw, SC.

Survivors: two sons, Stacey K. McDonald and Wayne T. McDonald (Lynn), both of Cheraw, SC; four sisters, Marguerite Morrison (James Bobby), Claudia Flowers, Hannah Mae Burch (Reece) and Lavenia Wilson (Harvey), all of Cheraw, SC; two brothers, Frank McDonald, Jr. (Senia) and Charles McDonald (Nellie), both of Cheraw, SC; three grandchildren and two great granddaughters.

Flemming Funerals-Cheraw handled arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

 

Peggy Ann Holley Nolan

SOCIETY HILL – Peggy Ann Holley Nolan, 81, of Society Hill, died Thursday, July 23, 2015. Funeral services were held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 26, at Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill, with burial following in the church cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Peggy was born in Danville, Virginia to the late Russell T. Holley and Mary Oakes Holley. She graduated from Whitmell Farm-Life High School in 1951. Peggy was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church for 55 years, serving as a Sunday school teacher, sang as a choir member, worked on the Helping Hands Committee, was part of the Welsh Rambler Group and served on the Women’s Circle. She enjoyed traveling on several church bus tour trips. Her favorite travel experiences included a cruise to Nova Scotia and a Northwestern Christian tour to Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone.

Peggy retired from Weller Industries in Cheraw, where she worked in the payroll department from 1982-1996. She also worked at Perfection America and the Maynard Lumber Company, serving in data entry and business support. Earlier in her career, she worked at Dan River Mills and JP Stevens.

Peggy is survived by her husband of 61 years, Julian Nolan, her daughters, Sheila Kaye (Aly Antonio) Colon of Lexington, Virginia, Judy Ann (Garry) Flowers of Darlington, Susan Ellen (William) Alford of Chesterfield; her grandchildren, Christina Colon, Elizabeth Flowers, Jonathan Flowers, Bill Alford, Randy Alford, Faith Alford, Betty Bowers (Alford), Jennifer Driggers (Alford); her great grandchildren, Noah Bowers, Ethan Bowers, Braden Bowers, Fore Driggers, Sara Driggers and Kaylee Alford; her brothers, Calvin (Patsy) Holley and David (Evelyn) Holley, both of Danville, VA.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Peggy was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Holley, and her granddaughter, Holley Nicole Alford.

Memorials may be made to Welsh Neck Baptist Church, designated for the Bus Fund or the Handicap ramp fund, PO Box 28, Society Hill, SC 29593. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

 

Julia Gainey Shields

CHERAW - Julia Gainey Shields, 79 died on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Funeral services were held on Tuesday July 21, 2015 at 3PM from the Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC.

Burial followed in the Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church Cemetery. She was born on June 29, 1936 to the late John H. and Mattie Ellerbe Gainey in Chesterfield County, SC.

Survivors: her husband, Emmett Shields; two children, Tyrone Gainey and Lisa Gainey; three brothers, Ralph Burns (Zadie), Melvin Sanders (Shatesha) and Matthew Sanders (Vanessa); two sisters, Carrie Jones (William) and Rose Rembert (Hansel); four grandchildren and five great grandchildren;

Flemming Funerals-Cheraw handled arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

 

Johnny Smith

CHESTERFIELD – Johnny Smith, 74 died on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 4PM from the Flemming Fu- neral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the St. James AME Zion Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC.

He was born on May 3, 1941 to the late Dorsey and Mary McBride Smith in Chesterfield County, SC.

Survivors: his wife, Nora Jane Smith; two sons, Johnny (Marketa) Smith and Ervin Smith; three daughters, Shirley Isaac, Barbara Smith and Beverly Smith; six siblings, Brady Smith, Eddie Smith, Dorsey Smith, Jr., Clara Smith, Marie Knight, Ella Mae Smith;15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield handled arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

 

Willie Rufus Blair Jr.

PAGELAND – Willie Rufus Blair, Jr. 58, died on Thursday, August 6, 2015. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 1 p.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Waxhaw, NC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

He was born on July 5, 1957 in Lancaster, SC to Sarah Baxter Blair and the late Rufus Blair. He was employed with Equipment and Supply Company in Monroe, NC for 32 years.

Survivors: his wife, Brenda Blair; a daughter, Shannon Purches (Christopher), Hartsville, SC; his mother, Sarah Blair, Lancaster, SC; a sister, Mary Coleman (Reverend Elvis Coleman), Lancaster, SC; three brothers, Adis Blair (Theresa), Kernsville, NC, Perry Blair, Lancaster, SC and Robert Blair (Lamonica), Lancaster, SC.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

 

Leak Burch

MT. CROGHAN – Leak Burch, 85 died on Monday, July 27, 2015. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 1 p.m. from the Timmonsville Missionary Baptist Church, Mt. Croghan, SC. Burial followed in Church Cemetery.

He was born on July 15, 1930 to the late Edward Malloy Burch and Ella Hubbard.

Survivors: wife, Mary Helen Burch; a daughter, Gladys Mae Pegues, Jefferson, SC; two sisters, Creola Ezell (Rev. Robert), Charlotte, NC and Min. Wilma Lee Rorie, Mt. Croghan, SC; two brothers, John B. Blakeney, Williamston, NC and Hayward Burch (Andrea), Charlotte, NC; three grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield handled arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

 

Patricia Anne Huggins McDermott

CHERAW - Patricia Anne Huggins McDermott, 71, died Wednesday, August 5th, 2015. Born in Cheraw, SC, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Eunice Freeman. She was the widow of Joseph James McDermott. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Wallace, SC. Mrs. McDermott enjoyed cooking, sewing, and singing in the church choir.

Surviving are sons, Harold Bieber of Loganville, GA, James Tarasiewicz of Chesterfield, SC and a daughter Denise McBee of Mohrsville, PA, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 PM, Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Bennettsville, SC.

A funeral was held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, August, 8th, 2015 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Bennettsville, SC. Burial followed in the Quick Cemetery at Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 309 East Main St, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

 

Alice Arteal Merriman

CHERAW - Alice Arteal Merriman, 95 died on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Funeral services were held on Friday July 31, 2015 at 1 p.m. from the Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.

She was born on September 16, 1919 to the late Leon and Leanna Streater Merriman in Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Survivors: a daughter, Christine (Kenneth) Black, Queens, NY; a son, Fernando (Evelyn) Miller, Jersey City, NJ; ten grandchildren; a host of great- grandchildren and great greatgrandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Cheraw handled arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

 

Jesse S. Roberts

CHERAW - Mr. Jesse S. Roberts, age 84, died Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

A service of celebration was held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC.

Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 8, 2015 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Mr. Roberts was born September 24, 1930, in Eastover, SC, a son of the late Spergion and Helen Neal Roberts. He attended Welding School in Columbia, SC, and was a farmer and welder, and former owner of Robert’s Fabricating. Jesse was also a former employee of INA USA and was a retired Chesterfield County landfill operator. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, having served in the 82nd Airborne  Division. Jesse was also a member of the American Legion Post 74, First Baptist Church of Cheraw and the Friendship Sunday School Class. In addition to his parents, Jesse was also preceded in death by a sister, Christine Warren, his brothers, Frank, Neal, and A. J. Roberts, and by a brother-in-law, Lawson Sellers.

Survivors include his Wife: Betty Tucker Roberts of the home; 4 Sisters:Elaine

Smith of Monroe, NC, Rebekah (Anson) Jacobs and Neatus Sellers of Cheraw, SC and Sybil (Johnny) Hill of Chesterfield, SC; Sister-in-law: Loretta Roberts of Cheraw, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale Street, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709, Connie Maxwell Children’s Home Adams Campus 212 Zoar Road Chesterfield, SC 29709. or First Baptist of Cheraw “Building Fund” PO Box 337 Cheraw, SC 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Roberts family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

 

Bernice Russell Roscoe

CHERAW - Mrs. Bernice Russell Roscoe, age 84, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at her home.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 P.M. Friday, July 31, 2015 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Interment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Roscoe was born September 7, 1930, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Ferris and Mary Eliza Teal Russell. She was a retired dietician with Cheraw Nursing Home and Cheraw Manor, and was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Bernice enjoyed cooking, fishing, and sewing. She also loved growing pretty flowers, making crafts, and all types of needle work. In addition to her parents, Bernice was also preceded in death by her husband, Reece Roscoe, and by her brother L.D. Russell.

Survivors include 3 Sons: Kenny (Patricia) Roscoe of Charlotte, NC, Steve Roscoe and Scott (Marie Garza) Roscoe both of Cheraw, SC; 6 Grandchildren: Tina and Kenward Roscoe, Jenny and Jay Roscoe, and Russell and Roddy Roscoe; 3 Great

Granchildren: Gracie Richardson, Brena’ Chapman, and Lilly Roscoe; Also: Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

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 Roscoe Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

 

 Rev. Diane Belk

CHESTERFIELD - Reverend Diane Belk, 55, died on Sunday, August 9, 2015. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 2PM from the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Mt. Airy A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC.

She was born on December 27, 1959 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Viola Cash Watson and James O. McCoy. Reverend Belk was currently serving as pastor of the Gold Hill A.M.E. Zion Church in Lancaster, SC.

Survivors: Clayton Cyrano Lewis Belk; three sons, Cyrano Keron Belk (Janie Wright), Branden Jeffrey Belk (Benita) and Daylen Antoine Belk (Latoya Jackson); three precious grandchildren, Nylah Amira, Azaira Kearia and Naveen Ashton; eight sisters, Mae Heath (Michael), Cheraw, SC, Frances Wilson (John), Ruby, SC, Patricia Cash, Chesterfield, SC, Icy Douglas (Anthony), Chesterfield, SC, Annie Hames (Fred), Jenie Dogier, Sue McCoy and Shirley Ethridge all of Charlotte, NC; two brothers, Chester Lowery and James McCoy, both of Charlotte, NC.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

 

Mary Louise Brown

WALLACE - Mary Louise Brown, 90, died Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Born in Marlboro County she was a daughter of the late James and Lillie Rainwater Quick. She was the widow of Grady Brown, Sr. (Married for 68 years). She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Wallace, SC and was the teacher of the Adult Sunday School for many years.

Surviving are her daughters, Martina B. (David) Thomas of Lexington, SC, Janet B. Hines of Wallace, SC, Kay B. Hall of Wallace, SC, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, a son Grady Brown, Jr. also her sibling, Charlie, Silas, Samson, James, Sis, Carrie, Salley, Laura, Polly and Margie.

The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Garden. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

 

Barbara Cassidy King

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Barbara Cassidy King, age 75, died Sunday, August 9, 2015.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Miller Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery. Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 prior to the service at the Funeral Home. Mrs. King was born July 9, 1940 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late Dillard J. and Norine Cassidy Wigington. She was a retired employee of Sacony and enjoyed playing softball. Mrs. King was a sports enthusiast and an avid Carolina Gamecocks fan. In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack B. King; 1 sister, Mary Ann Neil; 1 niece, Rachel Medley; and 1 grandchild, Gale Tadlock Watson.

Survivors include a Daughter: Candy (Dewey) Tadlock of Darlington, SC; 3 Sons: Randy (Pam) King, Timmy (Sissy) King, and Greg King all of Chesterfield, SC; Grandchildren: Natasha (D.J.) Jones, Bryan (Holly) King, Chris King, Tyler King, Taylor King, Kaegan King, Pam (Tony) Sherrill, and Brian (Barbara) Tadlock; Great Grandchildren: Jaxx Dustin Jones, Maximus Jones, Jacy King, Hillary (Brian) Wallace, Casey (Andy) Rheuark, Cody Watson, Ramsey Sherrill, Bethany Tadlock, Anna Morgan Tadlock, and Tad Tadlock; Great Great Grandchildren: Blaze Rheuark, and Lylah Grace Wallace; 1 Brother: Butch (Pam) Wigington of Gastonia, NC; 1 Sister: Peggy Ann (Ray) Medley of Winnsboro, SC; Nieces and Nephews: James Alan Wigington, Rachelle Medley, Rickey Medley, Nicole Wigington, April Wigington, and Janelle (Floyd) King; Special Cousin: JoAnn (Ray) Buck, who was like a sister to her; and Close Friends: Vadis Turner, and Christine Tadlock.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice of the Pee Dee, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the King family.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

 

Gary Warren McLean

MT. CROGHAN - Mr. Gary Warren McLean, age 79, died, Thursday, August 13, 2015 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Fork Creek United Methodist Church, Jefferson, SC. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 6:00 P.M.– 8:00 P.M. Friday, August 14, 2015, at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC. Mr. McLean was born March 31, 1936, in Westhope, ND, a son of the late Aldon Hector McLean and Melba Maxine Howery McLean Hallgren. He was a retired employee of Calanese Corp. with 28 years of service and a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. McLean was a member of Fork Creek United Methodist Church. Gary was a member of the Masonic Lodge 385, in Rock Hill, SC, a member of the Order of the  Eastern Star 131, and was a Shriner.

Survivors include Wife of 52 years: Betty E. McLean of the home; Daughter:  Wanda (Monty) Floyd of Mt. Croghan, SC; Grandsons: Andy Smith of Lancaster, SC and J.R. Floyd, Jr. of Mt. Croghan, SC; and Great Grandson: Bentley Floyd.

The McLean Family would like to say a special thank you, to all their friends and neighbors, and to Kendra and Ethel and all the staff of Regency Hospice for all the wonderful care and support shown to them and their loved one.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s SC Cripple Childrens Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC   is serving the McLean family.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

 

James D. Short

CHERAW - James D. Short, 64, died Saturday, August 15, 2015. Plans are to be announced by Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

 

Elizabeth Annette Broadwater

CHERAW - Elizabeth An-

nette Broadwater, 57, died

Wednesday, August 19,

2015. Born in Beaufort, SC,

she was a daughter of the

late Lee and Gloria Powers.

Mrs. Broadwater was a

homemaker throughout her

life.

She was preceded in death

by her daughter, Lydia An-

nette Broadwater and her

parents listed above.

Memorials may be made

to North Cheraw Baptist

Church, 101 Hartzell Av-

enue, Cheraw, SC 29520.

A graveside service was

held Sunday, August 23,

2015 at 2:00PM at Chatham

Hill Memorial Gardens in

Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

 

Margaret Hendricks Dalrymple

CHESTERFIELD - Mar-

garet Hendricks

Dalrymple,

age 92 of

Chesterfield,

moved to her heavenly ad-

dress on Au-

gust 20, 2015.

Margaret was

the daughter

of the late

Cornelius

Alexander

Hendricks

and Martha

Smith Hen-

dricks, and

was the youngest of 7 chil-

dren. She grew up

in

Chesterfield,

South Car-

olina, and she spent most of

her life working and

raising her family

in

Chesterfield

County.

Margaret graduated

from

Brevard

College

in

Bre

vard,

North Carolina, and

she taught school

at

Mt.

Croghan. She enjoyed

43 years of marriage to the

love of her life, the Honor-

able J.H.C. (Clovis)

Dal-

rymple.

Although

Clovis

had to

leave her too early, Margaret

continued to love and care

for their four daughters and

their growing families. She

became a regal matriarch of

her family, called “Mema”

with great love and affec-

tion.

An imaginative and cre-

ative dreamer, Margaret

learned to paint as a hobby

and became a featured artist

in her guild and an award-

winning artist at

Deepwood

Estates. Her artwork contin-

ues to decorate the homes of

her children, grandchildren,

and friends. Margaret also

loved to write. She filled

notebooks with her life sto-

ries that are a treasury of

good memories with her

family and friends.

Margaret was a true ad-

venturer who loved maps

and all the wonderful places

they could take her. She en-

joyed magnificent trips all

over the

United States

and

abroad with her family and

friends. Margaret always

kept an overnight bag

packed, just in case she got

a chance to spend time at her

home on

Yaupon Beach, or

travel to

Lake

Murray, or

the

North Carolina

moun-

tains.

Margaret loved her

church,

Cross

Roads

Bap-

tist

Church

in Ruby,

South

Carolina. She was a legend

in the ranks of the saints of

her home church family.

She was predeceased by

her husband, Clovis

Dal-

rymple, and by a grand-

daughter, Melanie Gulledge.

She is survived by her four

daughters, Delores

Dalrym-

ple

(Van) Gulledge of Co-

lumbia, South Carolina; Gail

Dalrymple

(Alvin) Miller of

Columbia, South Carolina;

Belinda

Dalrymple (Nelson)

Woods of Fort Mill, South

Carolina; and C.

Jenna-

lyn

Dalrymple

of

Blythe-

wood,

South

Carolina.

Margaret is also

survived by seven grand-

children, Dr. Christopher

(Dr. Alyssa) Gulledge, Erik

(Anna) Miller, Brian (Tasha)

Miller, Angie Woods

Betz,

Kipp

(Katie) Woods,

Pete and Louie and ten

great-grandchildren, Taylor

Till, Tyler Till, Katie Miller,

Brycen

Miller,

Braylie

Mille

r,

Brayden

Betz, Cade Betz,

Easton Betz, Harrison

Woods and Avery Woods

along with nieces, nephews,

many loving friends, and her

Cadillac.

Whether you knew her as

Margaret, Mama,

Mema, or

Maggie, you knew what a

special lady she was. You

probably also know that

she’s already enjoying

catching up with loved ones

in Heaven. She’s already

signed up for art classes

with ang

els, and has a stand-

ing

Thursday

hair appointment

on

Gold Street. She’s a busy

lady. If you need to reach her,

try knee mail. Ask God to give

her a message. They are great

friends.

Margaret’s family gratefully

acknowledges the many won-

derful people Margaret met at

Still Hopes Retirement Com-

munity,

Columbia

area hospi-

tals and

Deepwood

Estates for

the friendship and for the lov-

ing care that they offered her

during her beautifully colored

twilight years.

Services for Margaret were

held at

Cross

Roads

Bap-

tist

Church

in Ruby, South

Carolina

on

Sunday, August

23, 2015. The family re-

ceived friends from

2:00

PM-3:30 PM

in

the

Cross

Roads

Family

Life

C

enter. Margaret’s Celebration

of Life followed at

4:00 PM

in

the Cross Roads Sanctuary.

Burial followed in

the

Cross

Roads

Baptist

Churc

h

cemetery.

Memorials

may be made

to

Cross

Roads

Baptist

Church,

4963 Cross

Roads Church

Road,

Ruby,

SC

29741.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC is serving the Dalrymple family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

 

John Wills Griggs Jr.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC - John Wills Griggs, Jr., age 67, of North Myrtle Beach passed away August 15, 2015. John was born May 16, 1948 a son of the late John Wills Sr. and Verna Matheson Griggs. Mr. Griggs is survived by his wife, Karen Stone Griggs, his brother Carson Matheson Griggs (Tony), and two sons, John III and Benjamin; daughter-in-law, former Sylvia Potter; and two grandsons, Potter and McCravy (Mac).       

John recently retired from State Farm Insurance in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Griggs garnered many State Farm awards during his career, which began in 1987, including President’s Club, Chairman’s Council, and Golden Triangle. He was a member of the Little River Chamber of Commerce & served as a past Board Chairman. John was a member of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce & served on the Chamber Foundation Board. He served also on the Design Review Board & the Insurance Board at Tidewater Plantation. John was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach. He was a retired LTC of the U. S. Army Reserve.

Visitation was held at the Tidewater Plantation Amenity Center, North Myrtle Beach, Tuesday, Aug 18 from 6-9pm. There was also a visitation at Faith Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall in Cheraw SC, Wednesday, Aug 19 at 1pm. Funeral services followed at 2 pm. Burial with military honors followed at Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

 

Betty Huneycutt Nicholson

MR. CROGHAN - Mrs. Betty Huneycutt Nicholson, age 80, died Sunday, August 16, 2015.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Center Grove Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Nicholson was born August 18, 1934 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Craig and Dessie Brock Huneycutt. She was a for mer employee of Chesterfield Web bing. Betty was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother to her family and was also a faithful member of Center Grove Baptist Church. She loved humming birds, growing pretty flowers, and cross stitching. Betty was also a former powder puff race car driver. In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by a son, Frank E. “Eddie” Nicholson, Jr. and a daughter, Peggy N. Jones.

Survivors include Husband of 64 years: Frank E. Nichol- son of the home; 2 Sons: Michael H. “Mike” Nicholson of Mt. Croghan, SC and Marty A. (Amy) Nicholson of Kershaw, SC; 1 Daughter: Betty N. (Randy) Knight of Mt. Croghan, SC; Son-in law: Timothy Jones of Ruby, SC Daughter of the heart: Dorothy Patterson of Mt. Croghan, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Dan Tanner Nicholson, Sandy Nicholson and fiancé Carey Reid, Madison P. Jones, and Brooke Smith; 5 Great Grandchildren: Zack Nicholson, Selena Funderburke, Beyah Reid, Justin Nicholson and Andrew Nicholson; Step Granddaughter of the heart: Felicia Patterson and children; 1 Sister: Sue H. Childers of Cheraw, SC; Dearly loved sister-in-law: Dorothy Wilkerson of Ruby, SC.

MEMORIALS may be made to Center Grove Baptist Church, c/o Rev. Lonnie Melton, 1739 Hwy 145 South, Chesterfield, SC 29709 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: 8A, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

 

Annabelle M. Rainwater

CHERAW - Annabelle M. Rainwater, 92, died Thursday, August 20, 2015. Born in Mt. Croghan, SC she was a daughter of the late Edwin William and Pauline Rushing Marze and the widow of Burnie Benjamin Rainwater. She was a loving mother and enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her son, Gaylon M. (Barbara) Rainwater of Conyers, GA, daughters, Sylvia Anne R. (Bob) LeBel of Cheraw, SC, Mary Kathryn (Tommy) Hunt of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Faye Marze Huggins of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Miriam Nicole Edick, Michael Lowell Furr, Amber Shae Atkins, Sherry Louise Turner, Dawn Marie Parris, Robert Arthur Label, Jr., Steven Tracey LaBel, Ryan Rainwater, Shannon Marie Tolleson, Steven R.Olvey, Ashely Taylor Hunt Gulledge, eight great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, sons, Michael Edwin Rainwater and Roger Lowell Rainwater, and a grandchild, Sherry Lynn Olvey.

The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Cheraw Family Worship Center, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Cheraw Family Worship Center, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials to: St. Jude,501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293,

Chesterfield, SC 29709 Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

 

James Daniel Short

CHERAW - James Daniel Short, 64, died, Saturday, August 15, 2015. Born in Morven, NC he was a son of the late Daniel Wilson and Lilly  Mae Deese Short and the widower of Edna Mae Whitaker Short. He enjoyed country music. He was retired from Carolina Canners.

Surviving is his son, Jeffrey Short of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Vickie (Jody) Braswell of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Evelyn Short and Carol Beasley both of Hartsville, SC, Kay Lewis and Martha Rivers both of Cheraw, SC, Brenda Kelly of Society Hill, SC, Margaret Roach of Liberty, SC and Shirley Davis of Easley SC, a granddaughter, Miracle Leeann Braswell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, a brother, Edward Allen Short.

A memorial service was held at 11 AM, Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home Chapel. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

 

Irene Sellers Smith

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Irene Sellers Smith, age 85, passed away peaceably Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her family.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Friendship United Methodist. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 prior to the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.

Mrs. Smith was born May 3, 1930, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Melvin and Josie Freeman Sellers. She was a homemaker and mother. Mrs. Smith was a former employee of INA USA, and a retired employee of Chesterfield High School. Irene was a faithful member of Friendship United Methodist Church. She enjoyed life, and loved her family and her church. Irene loved spending time with her family and talking on the phone, checking on her friends. In addition to her parents, Irene was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Bobby V. Smith, a grandson, Bobby Ray Burr, a son-in-law, James Webster, her brothers, Otis and W. J. Sellers, and by a sister, Doris Maples.

Survivors include 2 Daughters: Janet S. Webster of Cheraw, SC, and Vernitta S. (Buddy) Burr of Chesterfield, SC; 3 Grandchildren: Jackie (Tom) Hipp, Justin Burr, and Robbie Webster; 3 Great Grandchildren: Jade, Jennifer, and Jackson Hoskins; 1 Sister: Pat Dawkins of Rock Hill, SC.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.0. Box 293,Chesterfield, SC 29709 or 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: 8A, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

 

Robert L. Curry

PATRICK - Mr. Robert L. Curry, age 83, died Wednesday, August 19, 2015. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Curry Family Cemetery with Military and Masonic Rites.

Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Miller Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Curry was born January 19, 1932 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Henry and Mollie White Curry. He was a retired barber and owner of Curry’s Barber Shop, and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War. Robert was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. He was also a member of Cheraw Masonic Lodge #15. Robert enjoyed fishing and gardening. In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by a daughter Ella Blanche Kinnons; seven brothers ,H. L., J.C., Charlie, Walter, Ed, Clarence, and Rudolph Curry; and by two sisters, Mollie Lynn McKain and Clarice Leslie.

Survivors include 1 Daughter: Cindy C. Smith of Florence, SC; 2 Grandchildren: Brittney Jacobs and Ryan Smith; 1 Great Grandchild: Carson Jacobs; Son-in-law: Blake Jacobs; 1 Brother: Wiley (Betty) Curry of Cheraw, SC; 2 Sisters: Sallie(Sonny) Berry of Sumter, SC and Bonnie (Jimmy) Thurman of Las Vegas, NV; Also Nieces and Nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Curry family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, TuesdaySeptember 1, 2015.

 

Jimmy Terry Dennis

WALLACE - Jimmy Terry Dennis, 74, died Friday, August 28, 2015. Born in Thomasville, NC he was a son of the late Curtis and Vada Bowers Dennis. He was retired from the retail furniture business. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

Surviving is his wife Brenda Sue Lowe Dennis of Wallace, SC, daughters, Tammy Holliday and Tracy Phillips both of Boca Raton, FL, seven Grandchildren and six Great Grandchildren and a brother Ricky Dennis of Thomasville, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a daughter, Susan Dennis Griggs. A graveside service was held 4 pm, Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC. Memorials to: Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, or Hospice of South Carolina Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, TuesdaySeptember 1, 2015.

 

Isaac L. Langley Sr.

WALLACE - Mr. Isaac L. Langley, Sr., age 64, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, August 28, 2015. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Monday, August 31, 2015 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Mr. Langley was born October 5, 1950 in Laurinburg, NC a son of Essie Carlisle Sutton and the late Leroy Langley. He was a retired employee of Delta Mills with over 30 years of service, and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Langley was a member of Southern Grace Church, the D.A.V., and the V.F.W. He enjoyed playing bingo, and was a frequent visitor at Friends Bingo of Florence, and Waccamaw Bingo of Myrtle Beach. Mr. Langley also enjoyed golf, playing his guitar, and singing. In addition to his father, Isaac was also preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Langley. Survivors include Wife: Wanda C. Langley of the home; 3 Sons: Isaac (Bonita) Langley, Jr. of Peachland, NC, Jerry (Sheila) Langley of Wadesboro, NC, and Mark (Lisa) Langley of Wallace, SC; Daughter: Garnett (Eric McCall) Freeman of Wallace, SC; Stepson: Buster Hall of Roseboro, NC; Step-daughter: Amanda (Tyonek) Evans of Newton Grove, NC; 10 Grandchildren: Austin Langley, Krista Langley, Emily Langley, Shanda Langley, Russell Gause, Logan Freeman, Joshua Stroud, Tye Evans, Lauren Bacon, and Makayla Bacon; 2 Brothers: Robin Langley of Cheraw, SC, and Rubin (Suzette) Langley of Maxton, NC; 2 Sisters: Barbara Leviner of Hamlet, NC and Tonya Huckabee of Cheraw, SC; Special Friends: Jack & Gail Terry of Cherokee, NC; Also his 4-legged son: Baby.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Langley family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, TuesdaySeptember 1, 2015.

 

Rosie Lee Mungo Morgan

MT. CROGHAN – Rosie Lee Mungo Morgan, 87, died on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 1PM from the Angelus Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born on August 9, 1928 in Chesterfield, County, SC to late Sam and Eliza Newman Mungo. She attended the Chesterfield County, SC school system. Rosie Lee was married to the late Pink Morgan. Survivors: four daughters, Nora Morgan and Pam Marie Morgan, of the home; Lendoria Morgan, Ruby, SC, and Dorothy (James) Covington, Pageland, SC; thirteen grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge of arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, TuesdaySeptember 1, 2015.

 

Denise Pegues Ratliff

CHERAW - Denise Pegues Ratliff, 54, died on Friday, August 21, 2015. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 1PM from the Galilee A.M.E. Zion Church, McFarlan, NC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born on May 2, 1961 in Wilmington, DE to the late James and Loretta Patrick Pegues. She attended Chesterfield High School and Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College in Cheraw, SC.

Survivors: husband, James Ratliff, Pageland, SC; a daughter, Shuntorie Ratliff, Cheraw SC; two brothers, James Robinson (Mae), Morven, NC; Wayne Pegues (Carolyn), Clayton, NC; a sister, Debra Perry (William), Cheraw, SC.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge of arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, TuesdaySeptember 1, 2015.

 

Nick Roscoe

CHERAW - Mr. Nick Roscoe, age 53, died Sunday, August 23, 2015. A service of celebration was held at 5:00 PM Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 4:00 – 5:00 PM Wednesday, August 26, 2015 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 Mr. Roscoe was born September 24, 1961 in Cheraw, SC  a son of the late Woodrow and Inez Loflin Roscoe. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, and worked as a carpenter and painter for many years. Nick enjoyed watching wrestling, and always enjoyed making others laugh.

In addition to his parents, Nick was also preceded in death by his infant sister, Joyce Elaine Roscoe.

 Survivors include 1 Daughter: Nikki R. (Calvin) Cassidy of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Grandchildren: Sawyer and Bristol Cassidy; 4 Brothers: Bobby (Jo Ann) Roscoe, and Tony Roscoe both of Cheraw, SC, Maxcey (Laura) Roscoe of Hendersonville, NC, and Vern (Pat) Roscoe of Southport, NC; Companion: Cyndi Roscoe of Chesterfield, SC. 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 Roscoe family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesda ySeptember 1, 2015.

 

Hattie Walker Wadsworth

CHERAW - Hattie Walker Wadsworth, 102, died on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Graveside services were held on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11AM from the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born on April 9, 1913 in Winnsboro, SC to the late Newport Amelia Lee Walker. She was a licensed beautician and one of the first African American women entrepreneurs to open a beauty shop on King Street in old town Alexandria, VA. She was married to the late Therlo S. Wadsworth. Survivors: a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Flemming Funerals-Cheraw was in charge of arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

 

Patty Herndon Claiborne

SOCIETY HILL – Patty Herndon Claiborne, age 76, died, Sunday, September 06, 2015.

Born in Clio, SC she was a daughter of the Elizabeth Schofield and George Herndon. Pat soon became the oldest of four; her siblings include Charles Herndon, Eugene Herndon and Linda Lee. Pat was also raised by her stepfather, John Schofield.

Pat graduated from Clio High School on June 1, 1956. After traveling for six years, she became a mother on May 14, 1962 to Vicki Lynn Davis. At the age of 40 Pat married her true love, Wayne Claiborne on December 2, 1978.

Pat is remembered by her husband, Wayne Claiborne, a daughter, Vickie (Mike) Tucker, grandson Michael Tucker, granddaughter Kathryn (Chris) Beddow, great grandson Gaige Beddow, close family members, Lois Tucker, James Tucker, Jessica Tucker, other family members and numerous friends.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, September 7, 2015 at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.

Burial was in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers: Westside Baptist Church or Embrace Hospice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

 

Jerry Jackson Hall

WALLACE - Jerry Jackson Hall, 77, died Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Born in Eden, NC he was the son of the late George Leonard and Lou Ella Meeks Hall. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and boating. He was a US Navy Veteran. Mr. Hall was a retired electrician.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara L. Hall of Wallace, SC, a son, Jay (Karin) Hall of Hartsville, SC, a sister-in-law, Joan Strutton of Eden, NC, grandchildren, Cam Hall and Kevin Thomas.

The family receive friends and had a celebration of Mr. Hall’s Life, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials to: The American Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

 

Nelly Alexandra Deleon Herrera

Ms. Nelly Alexandra Deleon Herrera, 8 of Pageland, South Carolina passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at CMC - Union in Monroe, North Carolina.

Ms. Nelly was born on Saturday, June 25, 2007 in Jackson, Mississippi, to Emilio Deleon Jr. and Irma Pinto.

She is survived by her Father, Emilio Deleon Jr. of Forest, MS and Irma Pinto of Pageland, SC; Brothers, Pedro Lopez of Las Choapas, Mexico, Andres May of Pageland, SC and Bryan Deleon of Pageland, SC; Sister, Elizabeth Lopez of Mexico; Paternal Grandparents, Emilio Deleon and Luz Del Carmen of Mexico and Maternal Grandparents, Saul Herrera and Ma Nely Herrera of Mexico.

There was a Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Nelly on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Hispanic Church of God. Visitation was held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Baumgartner Funeral Home. Burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pageland. Hospice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

 

Clara Hardee Hicks

JEFFERSON - Mrs. Clara Hardee Hicks, age 74, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday, September 3, 2015 at her home.lovingly

known as

“Clara Bell”

or “Maw

Maws”. In addition to her

parents, Clara was also pre-

ceded in death by her

brother, John K. Hardee.

Survivors include Husband of 54 Years:W. Len Hicks of the home; 1 Son: Steven (Jan) Hicks ofLancaster,SC; 1 Daughter:Toni ( of Jefferson, SC; 5 Grandchildren: Hillary Brewer, Charley Brewer, Corey (April) Brewer, Hannah Hicks and Leah Hicks; 1 Great-Grandchild:                                                                                                                                                                       Madison Brewer; 3 Sisters: Grace (Alex) McMillan and Linda Deese of Jefferson, SC; and Judy (Toby) Mills of Pageland, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293,Chesterfield SC 29709; Jefferson Church of God, 211 Elizabeth St., Jeferson, SC

29718; or Fork Creek UMC “Share-a-Meal Ministry”, PO Box 308,Jef ferson, SC

29718.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hicks Family. Hospice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

 

Roger Brenda Kimrey

WALLACE – Roger Brenda Kimrey, known to many as GG, 71, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at home. Born in Bennettsville SC she was a daughter of Lucille H. Gray. She was the widow of Emmett Kimrey, her loving husband of 45 years.

Roger is remembered by her mother, listed above, four sisters, Betty D. Hurst of Cheraw, Janice Graham of North Charleston, SC. Sarah Potapova of Pink Hill, NC and Caroline G. Berry of Cheraw, SC, a son, Jimmy Kimrey of Murrells Inlet, SC two daughters, Mary McLain of Wallace, SC, Holly Haire of Cheraw, SC. She also had nine grandchildren that were the light of her life Joshua Kimrey, Micah Kimrey, Cody Kimrey, Caleb Kimrey, Elijah Haire, Abigail Haire, Elissa Haire, Aiden Kimrey, andEmily Kimrey.story-telling. Roger was a member of the Story Telling

and Art Center of the Southeast. As a story teller she traveled to various schools, rest homes, and other public venues telling stories about Whisipers, Sweet William, Pete the Possum, and many other interesting characters.

Roger also enjoyed attending Southwood Pentecostal Holiness Church in Rockingham NC. She loved and appreciated everyone who attended there, especially her loving Pastor and First Lady, Randy and Julie Guerry.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Friday, September 4, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC.

Memorials may be made to: Southwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, 468 US 1 Hwy South, Rockingham, NC 28379. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

 

Sadie Hodge Brown

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Sadie Hodge Brown, age 70, died Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

 A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Brown was born June 18, 1945 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Willie B. and Iris Lisenby Hodge. She was a retired assistant manager at Citi Trends. Sadie had attended Oak Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed going out to eat, shopping, and going to the mountains. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Hubert Brown, Jr. and a brother, Dorsey Hodge.

Survivors include 1 Son: Tim (Cindy Joplin) Brown of Jefferson, SC; 1 Daughter: Stacie (Johnny) Teal of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Brother: Carroll Hodge of Chesterfield, SC. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, West Columbia, SC 29169.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Brown family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

 

Herman O. Evans

CHERAW - Herman O. Evans, 85, of Cheraw, SC passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Chesterfield Convalescent Center.

Mr. Evans was born May 23, 1930 in Newberry, SC to the late Johnand Mary Agnes Dickert Evans. He graduated from Newberry High School in 1948, was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and moved to Cheraw, SC in 1959. He was a former manager at Cheraw Cotton/Yarn Mill and retired from Tultex Yarn, Rockingham, NC in 1985. Mr. Evans was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith. He attended Mt. Olivet United Methodist church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and rocking on his front porch. He never met a stranger.

 In addition to his parents, Mr. Evans was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Mr. Evans is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mable J. Evans; Two daughters, Susan K. Evans, Oak Island, NC and Pamela D. Page (John), Gray, TN; Three grandchildren, Paul A. Wallace, IV (Renee), Hartsville, SC; Princeton E. Wallace (Stacey), Oak Island, NC; Anna E. Page (Phil), Knoxville, TN.; 5 great grandchildren; Brett Wallace, Reagan Wallace, Ryan Wallace, Gage Terry, and Jaxson Wallace.

The family received friends Thursday, September 10 from 4-6 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC. Funeral services were conducted at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Lynch, pastor of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, officiating.

 Graveside Services and Interment were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 11 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

 Active Pallbearers were Paul A. Wallace IV, Princeton E. Wallace, Dave Redfearn, Wayne Quick, and Max McCormick.

 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Evans family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

 

Anne Auman Johnson

SOCIETY HILL – Anne Auman Johnson, 74, of Society Hill died September 9, 2015 at MUSC in Charleston after a brief illness.

 Born November 5, 1940 in Society Hill, Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the late Fred Wilton and Sadie Goodson Auman. She graduated from St. John’s High School in 1959 and Coker College in 1963.

She was a lifelong educator, serving 30 years as an elementary school teacher. After retiring, Anne enjoyed travelling, home improvement projects, her Wednesday shopping/dining trips to “town”, her Friday “beauty shop” appointments and her chicken salad ministry. She had a great empathy for others and always wanted to be of service to anyone in need.

 She was a lifelong and faithful member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill, to which she was very dedicated. She served in various positions in the church and was a true example of a Christian lady. It was a rare occasion that she missed a service and her love for her church was immeasurable. Mrs. Johnson’s family was what she cherished most in the world.

She is survived by her husband, Leon Johnson of the home, her high school sweetheart with whom she just celebrated 50 years of marriage; her daughters Sharon (Orrin) Thomas of Cheraw and Vickie (Chuck) Miller of Society Hill; and the two greatest joys in her life, her granddaughters Anne Kathryne Thomas and Victoria Miller.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Wilton Auman. The family received friends and family on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 at Belk Funeral Home in Darlington.

Funeral services were scheduled for 3:00 on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church with interment to follow at graveside. The Reverends Eric Sloan and Tom Rutan will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Welsh Neck Baptist Church, 112 Church Street, Society Hill, SC 29593. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

 

Juanita Sellers Lisenby

RUBY - Juanita Sellers Lisenby died at her home surrounded by loved ones, Wednesday, September 9, 2015 after years of declining health. She was 91.

Juanita was the last surviving child of the late Franklin Dennis and Minnie Tucker Sellers. She graduated from Ruby High School and worked several years during World War II with the rationing board in Kannapolis, NC. After her marriage to Thomas (Tom) Lisenby they moved to Winston-Salem, NC, where she worked in the Trust Department of Wachovia Bank. When Tom was called back into service during the Korean conflict she returned to the “home place” in Ruby, SC where she lived until her death. In 1958 she began working for the Chesterfield county ASCS office from which she retired.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Tom, who died in 1971 and brothers Maurice, Dennis, Otis, and J. Persh- ing Sellers; her half-brothers Walter, Knox, Grover, and Charlie Sellers; her sisters Allie Sellers and best friend and dear sister Rosa Sutton, as well as half-sisters Sue and Myrtle; and her much-loved son-in-law Roger Hecker who died in March of this year.

She is survived by her children Martha Karen Lisenby of Jamestown, NC, Mary Beth Hecker of Fort Lawn, SC and her beloved son Joel Thomas, who lived with her and was her constant companion and care giver. She had one grandchild Carolin Campbell Faulkenberry (Brandon) and two great grand children Elijah and Jacob.

In addition to her family she leaves her life time friend and class mate Dot Welch and class mate Peg Griggs. The family gives special thanks to her caregivers Nezzie Bennett, Mary Reese and Maria Moore who treated her like a queen and whom she loved dearly, as well as Hospice of Chesterfield County.

Visitation was Friday, September 11 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC. The funeral was held Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 AM at Hopewell Baptist Church, where she had been a life-long member.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709, Hopewell Baptist Church Senior Citizens Fund, 15066 Highway 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or a charity of one’s choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Evans family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

 

Linda Faye Edwards Shelton

RUBY - Mrs. Linda Faye Edwards Shelton, age 70, went home to be with her Lord, Fri- day, September 11, 2015.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Monday, September 14, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. Monday, September 14, 2015 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Shelton was born August 7, 1945 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Reverend Colie Listern Edwards and Cartha Burr Edwards. She was a graduate of Monroe High School and a retired school cafeteria coordinator. Linda was also a faithful pastor’s wife for years, and was now attending the Ruby Church of God. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing, shopping, and talking on the phone. In addition to her parents, Linda was also preceded in death by her husband, Reverend R. W. Shelton Sr.; two step sons, Rupert Shelton Jr. and Milton Shelton, and by a brother, Harold Edwards.

Survivors include 2 Stepsons: Lynn Shelton and Tommy Shelton; 2 Step-daughters: Wanda Parish and Gail Green; 1 Brother: Rev. Tony L. (Carolyn) Edwards of Six Mile, SC; 3 Sisters: Sylvia Pipkin of St. Step hen, SC, Gloria (Rev. Larry) Menzo of Chesterfield, SC, and Jewell (Jerry) Gregory of Ruby, SC; 20 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great, Great Grandchildren, along with many Special Nieces and Nephews; Special Friend: Olin Steen of Mt. Croghan, SC.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Shelton Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

 

Bessie M. Steen

MT. CROGHAN - Mrs. Bessie M. Steen, age 83, died Friday, September 11, 2015 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Rocky Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Croghan, SC. Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Steen was born January 27, 1932 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Henry Wallace and Lilly Mae Donahue Wallace Steen. She was a homemaker and member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church. Bessie enjoyed growing beautiful flowers and being a grandmother. In addition to her parents, Bessie was also preceded in death by her husband, Grover Steen; two sons, Danny Ray Steen and Mickey Steen; and by her three brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include 3 Sons: Basil Steen of the home, Don (Bonnie Jean) Steen and Randy Steen both of Mt. Croghan, SC; 4 Daughters: Betty (Roy) Laney of Kershaw, SC, Joan Baker of Pageland, SC, Gloria (Robbie Adams) Dennis of Ruby, SC and Wanda (Doc) Donahue of Mt. Croghan, SC; Also 16 Grandchildren and several Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293,Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

 

Viola Short Blair

PATRICK - Viola Short Blair, 56, died Saturday, September 26, 2015. Plans to be announced by Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

 

Billy R. Cline

JEFFERSON - Mr. Billy R. Cline, age 79, died Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Long Branch Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

Mr. Cline was born April 5, 1936 in Kannapolis, NC a son of the late Paul Barringer Cline and Ada Shinn Cline. He was a dedicated employee of Chesterfield Yarn Mill for 51 years, where he served as former manager. Mr. Cline was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the American Legion. He was a faithful member of Long Branch Baptist Church for 56 years, where he served as Deacon, Choir Director, Sunday school teacher, and was also a member of Gideons International. He always loved having a garden in the spring and watching baseball and football. Billy loved God, his church, and his family. In addition to his parents, Billy was also preceded in death by 5 brothers, Robert, James, R.F., Elmer, and Earl Cline; and by 2 sisters, Catherine Wagoner and Margaret Moore.

Survivors include Wife of 57 years: Thelma Miles Cline of the home; 2 Daughters: Judy Cline Deese of Jefferson, SC and Ramona (Matt) Cline Neisler of Pageland, SC; 3 Grandchildren: Jessica (Kyle) Oliver, Whitney (C.J. Cooke) Brown, and Cody Hall; 3 Great Grandchildren: Jayda Allen, Axton Cooke, and Kayden Oliver; 3 Brothers: Lee (Margaret) Cline of Kannapolis, NC, Ray (Hazel) Cline, and Grady (Shirley) Cline both of Concord, NC; 2 Sisters: Annie (Leroy) Keller, and Sue (Bobby) Kanipe both of Kannapolis, NC.

Memorials may be made to Long Branch Baptist Church, c/o Brenda Rollings, 129 Maxton Street, Jefferson, SC or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Cline Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

 

Melinda Kay McLain

ALBEMARLE - Mrs. Melinda Kay McLain, age 53, died Monday, September 21, 2015 at her home following a long and courageous battle against cancer and a major stroke.

A private graveside service was held at the St. John Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick, SC.

Mrs. McLain was born June 23, 1962 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of Mary Rivers McLain and the late Ervin Byrd McLain. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and an honor graduate of Stanley Community College in Albemarle, NC. Melinda enjoyed painting and crafts. She was very creative and artistic.

Survivors include Husband: Charles Ward of Concord, NC; Mother: Mary R. McLain of Patrick, SC; Sister: Betty M. (John) Eskridge of Wallace, SC; Nephew: James “Jim” Eskridge of Wallace, SC; Also: A host of cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests you share a meal in memory of Melinda with your family and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McLain family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

 

Freddie Catoe Soule

MARTINEZ, Ga. - Graveside services for Mrs. Freddie Catoe Soule, 91, who died peacefully on September 19, 2015, were held September 22, 2015. The Reverend William Catoe officiated the burial in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery in Hartsville with logistical arrangements provided by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Born on September 1, 1924, in Chesterfield County, Mrs Soule, the widow of Major Richard D. Soule, U.S.Army, was a daughter of the late Gus S.  Catoe and Elsie Johnson Catoe. Raised in the Middendorf community, she was a 1941 graduate of McBee High School and a 1945 alumna of the Columbia Hospital School of Nursing, where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse. She served her country as a Second Lieutenant in the Nurse Corps of the U.S. Army during World War II.

She was preceded in death by her son, Richard D. Soule, Jr., and her daughter, Lisa Soule Ramey, and her brothers Ralph Catoe, William Catoe, Stanley Catoe and Franklin Catoe; and sisters, Ann Catoe, Ruth C. Gainey, and Helen C. Monnie.

Survivors include her son, Roy Scott Soule of Martinez, GA; grandchildren, Chad Faglie, Kevin Faglie; great grandchildren, Jacob Faglie, Caitlyn Faglie, Andrew Faglie, Ryan Jordan Faglie; stepmother, Vena Johnson Catoe; and siblings Shirley C. Sullivan, Jean C. Jordan, Judy C. Branch, Shirley D. Sweatt, Janet D. Pickrell, Richard Catoe, Randy Catoe, Amos Catoe, John Catoe, Rebecca C. Snipes; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

 

Viola Mae Short Blair

PATRICK - Viola Mae Short Blair, 56, died Saturday, September 26, 2015. Bor in Pageland, SC, she is a daughter of Vera Cassidy Short and the late Julius Short. She had a passion for people and a love for Jesus. She loved her family with all of her heart and was a good mother and wife.

Mrs. Blair loved to make people laugh and never met a stranger. She loved to read her bible and listen to gospel music. Mrs. Blair had previously been an adult Sunday school teacher for many years. She was very proud of her country’s military and supported the Disabled American Veterans. Mrs. Blair loved her cat and her daughter’s dog, Gizmo.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Gary Franklin Blair, a son, Gary Donald Blair of Patrick, SC, a daughter, LaDonna Blair Stroud of Cheraw, SC and a sister, Vivian Short Cassidy (Michael) of Cheraw, SC and 2 grandchildren Landon and Grant Cassidy.

She is preceded in death by her father listed above, a brother Donnie Short, a sister Doris Ann Short and a grandson Hunter Lee Eason.

A memorial service was held Friday, October 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Kiser Funeral Home Chapel, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials may be made to a Disabled American Veterans chapter of your choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8a, Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

 

David Len Bowles

MT. CROGHAN - Mr. David Len Bowles, age 56, went home to be with his Lord, Sunday, September 27, 2015. A funeral service was held at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Interment will be held at a later date. Visitation will be immediately following the Service at the Church.

Mr. Bowles was born October 11, 1958 in Ironton, MO., a son of Charles Lendell and Bonnie Sue Jump Bowles. He was a retired employee of Lowe’s Home Improvement and a very talented carpenter and cabinet builder. David was a U.S. Army Veteran, and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, leather crafts, and sharpening knives.

Survivors include Wife: Debra Jean Bowles of the home; 1 Daughter: Stephanie (Scott) Morton of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Sons: Scott (Shannon) Bedell and Jason Bedell both of Mt. Croghan, SC; Parents: Charles L. and Bonnie Sue Bowles of Orlando, FL; 6 Granddaughters: Carlee and Jaysa Bedell, Jannessa Bowles-Morton, Randi Lynn, Adrian Grace and Peyton Ashley Morton; 2 Step Grandsons: Austin and T.J. Williams; and Brother: Mathew (Cindy) Bowles of Orlando, FL.

Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church (Church Maintenance Fund), 293 Zoar Rd. Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to Chesterfield County Relay for Life c/o of Kathy Treadaway 275 Forest Rd. Cheraw, SC 29520, or to the American Cancer Society 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29212.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Bowles Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8a, Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

 

Cassie Bell Cash Hough

CHESTERFIELD – Cassie Bell Cash Hough, 98, died on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 11am from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC.

On Sunday, September 27, 2015, Mrs. Cassie Bell Cash Hough was called home to join her heavenly father.

She was born to the late Will and Minnie Susie Ella Burch Cash at 7:00 a.m. on February 14, 1917, in Chesterfield, South Carolina. She attended the Chesterfield County public schools. She was married to the late Rev. Richard Lee Hough, Sr., on December 24, 1937, and was the mother of ten children. For three years, they lived in New Port News, Virginia.

She committed her life to Christ at an early age and joined Davidson Grove Baptist Church in 1927. She was a past president of the Home Mission, past Sunday school teacher, a member of the deaconess board, and president of the Mothers’ Board from 1991 until her death. Currently, she was honored as the “Mother” of Davidson Grove Baptist Church. In the community, she was a member of the Home Economics Extension Service for approximately 30 years and the NAACP. She was employed by the Chesterfield County School District for 16 years. Mrs. Hough was a member of Oak Hill Chapter 311 of Order of Eastern Stars since 1955 and served as the Associate Worthy Matron from 1955 – 1985.

As wife (1937 – 1990) to Rev. R. L. Hough, Sr., Mrs. Hough was the first lady of Shady Grove Baptist Church of McBee (1950 – 1956), SC; Flint Ridge Baptist Church of Marshville, NC (1951 – 1956); Chilsom Grove Baptist Church of Lilesville, NC (1954 – 1955); Goodman Creek Baptist Church of Cheraw, SC (1956 – 1958); Mt. Mary Baptist Church of Chesterfield, SC (1968 – 1970); New Hope Baptist Church of Latta, SC (1970 – 1974); Minturn Grove Baptist Church of Dillon, SC (1958 – 1990); and Sandy Grove Baptist Church of Bennettsville, SC (1955 – 1990).

She was “Ma” and “Grandma” to all who knew and loved her. Her favorite pastimes were attending church services and traveling.

Left to cherish memories of “Mrs. Hough” are one son, Mr. Emanuel Lee Hough, Sr., (Lorine) of Chesterfield, SC; five daughters, Dr. Annie Lois Hough Everage (Eugene) of Oak Hills, CA; Miss Eunice Ann Hough of Hartsville, SC; Dr. Naomi Hough Davis (Norman) of Chesterfield, VA; Ms. Susie Mae Hough of Baltimore, MD; and Mrs. Peggy Myers (Clerow) of Ruby, SC; one brother, Mr. Roosevelt Cash of Baltimore, MD; two sisters, Mrs. Edora Cash McManus of Chesterfield, SC; and Mrs. Willie Mae Cash Jackson of Ruby, SC; a granddaughter, Ms. Sherra Tonette Hough of Hartsville, SC, who was reared in the home; a host of great and great-great grandchildren children; and her church son, Mr. Thomas “Pie” Johnson (Glendora) of Bennettsville, South Carolina.

“Mrs. Hough” was preceded in death by four sons (Richard, Jr.; John Perry, Sr., Jerry, and Willie Lee); three sisters (Idell Cash Nivens, Lucille Cash Jackson, and Alvenia Cash Avery); and two brothers (Lee Belt Cash and Edith Cash).

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge of arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8a, Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

 

Susan Campbell Winburn McKenna

FLORENCE – Susan Campbell Winburn McKenna, 77, of Florence, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 27, 2015. Born August 31, 1938, in Patrick, SC, she was a daughter of the late William Edward Winburn and Flossie Sydney Turnage Winburn. Susan attended Thornwell School in Clinton and Palmer Business College in Columbia. She retired as secretary from JP Stevens. A member of First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw, Susan was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Paulette Lewis Freeman and Walter Chachere “Buddy” Freeman of Columbia; stepson, Ralph Edward “Quito” McKenna Jr. (Teresa) of Destin, FL, step-son-in-law, Dr. Chris Brothers of Santa Fe, NM (husband of the late Kitty Brothers; grandchildren, Chachere, William and Hal Freeman, all of Columbia; step-grandchildren, Heather DiGiacomo, Charlie McKenna of Chicago, IL, Annie Brothers, and Laurel Algoe; sister, Joanne Morgan of Cheraw; sister-in-law, Emma Jean Winburn of Patrick; as well as many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.

 In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Edward McKenna; brothers, William Francis “Billy” Winburn and John Edward Winburn; a sister, Margaret Winburn Westmoreland; as well as nephews, William Francis Winburn and William Battle Morgan, III.

The service for Mrs. McKenna was held 11 o’clock, Thursday, October 1st, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3200 Trenholm Rd, Columbia. The family received friends from 5 until 7 o’clock, Wednesday evening at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Rd Ext., Columbia. There was a private inurnment in the church’s Memorial Garden Columbarium.

Memorials may be made to Thornwell Home for Children, 302 S. Broad St, Clinton, SC 29325. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8a, Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

 

Daryll Scott Smith

RUBY - Mr. Daryll Scott Smith, age 51, died Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at his home. A memorial service was held at 12:00 P.M, Friday, October 2, 2015 at Miller Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC. Visitation was from 11:00 A.M. 12:00 PM, Friday prior to service at funeral home. Interment will be held at a later date in the Smith Family Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born January 7, 1964 in Fort Lauderdale, FL a son of the late James Walter and Sarah Elizabeth Griggs Smith. He was a former employee of Conbraco Industries. Daryll enjoyed riding horses, playing pool, and spending time with his family and friends. He also was a NASCAR fan. In addition to his parents Daryll was also preceded in death by his wife Angie Evans Smith and a brother Tony Smith.

Survivors include Son: Jason S. (Brittany) Smith of Pageland, SC; Granddaughter: Rylee Ann Smith; 3 Brothers: Charles “Sonny” (Jo) Smith of Simpsonville, SC, Michael (Ramelle) Smith of Almond, NC and David (Jackie) Smith of Cullowhee, NC; 4 Sisters: Gail (Richard) Lynch of Austin, TX, Debbie Wilkerson of Ruby, SC, Kathy (Chip) Sims of Darlington, SC and Angie Smith of Chesterfield, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Smith family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8a, Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

 

L.L. Spears

BENNETTSVILLE - Mr. L.L. Spears, 92, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 at Cheraw Healthcare. A graveside service was scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on

Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Sunset Memorial Park. The family received friends just after the service at the cemetery.

Born, July 17, 1923 in Clio, SC, he was the son of the late Laurie and Maggie Spears. Punk, as his friends knew him, was a resident of Marlboro County for over 92 years. His only surviving sibling is Lily Bender of Fayetteville, N.C. An Army veteran of World War ll, he was an anti-aircraft searchlight operator in Europe including The Battle of the Bulge. He was a local store owner, member of First United Methodist Church, Mason, and proud citizen of Bennettsville, SC. He would most want to be remembered as Husband to Lois; Father to Alan, of Moncure, N.C., Larry, and daughter in law Kay, of Cheraw; Grandfather to Amy, her husband Patrick Gavin, of Cheverly, Maryland; Will, and his girlfriend Jeannine Armour, of Homer, Alaska; and Great Grandfather to Sara Rose Gavin who filled his final days with pretty photos and loving thoughts.

          Burroughs & Cooper Funeral Home is assisting the Spears family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8a, Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

 

Robert E. Taylor

PATRICK - Mr. Robert E. Taylor, age 83, died Sunday, September 27, 2015. A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. A committal service was held at 1:00 PM Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Good Shepherd Memorial Park, Boiling Springs, SC. Visitation was from 12:00 – 1:00 PM Wednesday, September 30, 2015 prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Taylor was born December 14, 1931 in Benson, NC a son of the late Roscoe Taylor and Mallie Jane Taylor VanAtta. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge # 220. Mr. Taylor was a truck driver for over 50 years, and enjoyed farming and selling peaches. His favorite hobbies were playing the harmonica and finding an auction to attend. Robert enjoyed life, and lived it to the fullest. In addition to his parents, Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his wives, Mildred Therrell Taylor, and June McCraw.

Survivors include Son: Robert “Tiger” (Lisa) Taylor of Salisbury, NC. 2 Daughters: Barbara T. (Kenny) Shaw of Patrick, SC, and Deborah L. (Donald) Hendricks of Patrick, SC; 13 Grandchildren and numerous Great Grandchildren; Brother: Gerald (Josephine) Taylor of Goldsboro, NC; Sister: Darlene (Dave) Sprayberry of Dallas, GA; Special Sister-in-law: Margaret Chisholm of Patrick, SC; Siblings of the Heart: Pete McLamb, Jimmy McLamb, and Vara Lee Fish all of Benson, NC

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Taylor Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8a, Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

 

Alice Lightbody ‘Granny’ Driggers

WALLACE - Alice Lightbody “Granny” Driggers, 81, died October 9, 2015. Born in Diamond Lake, Ill., she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Tortegys Lightbody. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace. She had served her church as a choir member, Sunday school teacher, and member of the United Methodist Women. She had served as secretary of the local chapter of the Woodmen of the World and had been a volunteer at McLeod Health Cheraw (Chesterfield General Hospital). She had a “green thumb” and was known for her ability to revive plants and flowers. Mrs. Driggers was always exquisitely dressed for all occasions, especially holidays and special family events, which she loved to celebrate. She enjoyed coloring with Crayola crayons, working puzzles, and sending cards to people for birthdays, weddings, holidays and special events.

Surviving are her sons: Pastor Donnie (Dianne) Driggers of Cheraw and Doug (Jerry) Driggers of Wallace; daughters: Christine Terry, Stacey (Bruce) Puette, and Laura (Ralph) Driggers, all of Wallace; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-greatgrandchild; sisters: Dorothy Miller of Mundelein, Ill., Frances Inman of Zion, Ill., Margaret Bowie of Ingleside, Ill., Nancy (Robert) Remika of Buena Park, Calif., Charlene (Orin) Hapke of Madison, Wis., Paulette (Charles) Peters of Libertyville, Ill., and Mabel Sutton of Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above; a brother: Robert Lightbody; sisters: Mary Helen Moist and Louise Lightbody; and a great-grandchild: Madelyn Robinson.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to: Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Building Fund, c/o Peggy Shaw, 3638 Marion Drive, Wallace SC 29596. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6a, Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

 

Lillie Brock Gainey

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Lillie Brock Gainey age, 97, passed to her eternal home, Monday, October 5, 2015.

Mrs. Gainey was born December 16, 1917, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Toby and Martha Brock. Lillie was a graduate of Zoar High School in Chesterfield, SC, class of 1935. She was a hard working, devout Christian and was a member of Dentsville Baptist Church since 1961. Lillie sang in the choir, held many Bible Studies and coordinated and provided meals for Vacation Bible School for many years. In addition to her parents, Lille was also preceded in death by her husband, Earby Gainey, son, James Gainey, daughter, Elizabeth Melton, grandsons, Maurice Alexzander, Jr. and Clint Smith, sister, Eva B.Boan, and brothers, Chester and Carlos Brock.

Survivors include her daughters, Vivian (Dan) Shupe of Columbia, SC, Ramona (Wade) Roland of Lexington, SC, and Phyllis (Bill) Langford of Perry, SC. Brother, Charlie Brock of Lexington, SC., sisters, Ruby B. Gulledge of Charlotte, NC. and Nettie Free of Florida. Also numerous grandchildren, great grand- children, and great greatgrandchildren.

Funeral Services, were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the St. John Free Will Baptist Church, Patrick, SC. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. The family received family and friends on Saturday, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM prior to the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gainey Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6a, Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

 

Mary Taylor Haire

WALLACE - Mary Taylor Haire, 86, died, Friday, October 09, 2015. Born in Wilmington, NC she was a daughter of the late Luther Thomas and Annie Mae Stubbs Taylor and the widow of Alton Haire, Sr. She was a member of White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. She is survived by her sons, Alton (Brenda) Haire. Jr. of Laurinburg, NC, Albert Haire of Wallace, SC, Richard Haire of Wallace, SC, Randy (Patricia) Johnson of Ruby, SC, a daughter Sylvia McLendon of Wallace, SC, sisters, Virginia Taylor Ray of Laurinburg, NC, Louise Taylor of Hamlet, NC, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, daughters, Brenda Floyd, Elizabeth Johnson, brothers, John Taylor, Shelton Taylor, Alton Ray Taylor, Johnny Taylor, Boggan Taylor, sisters, Lillian Taylor, Christine Taylor, Betty T. English, Molly Taylor and Shirley Taylor. The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday, October 10, 2015 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC.

A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 11, 2015 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. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6a, Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

 

Linda Rivers Sellers

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Linda Rivers Sellers, age 67, died Saturday, October 3, 2015, surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter, after a courageous battle with cancer.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Miller Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Hurst Cemetery.

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sellers was born November 22, 1947, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Carson Lucas and Grace Boan Rivers. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, and received her Certified Nursing Assistant from NETC. Linda was a former CNA with Cheraw Healthcare and also was a private duty caregiver. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Linda enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Linda was also preceded in death by her sister, Margie Rae Landon, and by 4 brothers, Truett, Fred, Jessie, and Raymond Rivers.

Survivors include Husband of 49 years: Robert Paul Sellers III of the home; Son: Stevenson (Michelle) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Daughters: Paulette (Bucky) Evans of Mt. Croghan, SC and Lou Anne (Travis) Williams of Ruby, SC; Also 9 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren; Brother: Kenneth Rivers of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Sisters-in-law: Sue Rivers and Eloise Rivers both of Chesterfield, SC; Father-in-law: Robert Paul Sellers, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or to the Hurst Cemetery Fund c/o Jennie Nelson, 105 Peggy Lane, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

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

Sellers Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6a, Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

 

Alice Lightbody ‘Granny’ Driggers

WALLACE - Alice Lightbody “Granny” Driggers, 81, died October 9, 2015. Born in Diamond Lake, Ill., she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Tortegys Lightbody. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace. She had served her church as a choir member, Sunday school teacher, and member of the United Methodist Women. She had served as secretary of the local chapter of the Woodmen of the World and had been a volunteer at McLeod Health Cheraw (Chesterfield General Hospital). She had a “green thumb” and was known for her ability to revive plants and flowers. Mrs. Driggers was always exquisitely dressed for all occasions, especially holidays and special family events, which she loved to celebrate. She enjoyed coloring with Crayola crayons, working puzzles, and sending cards to people for birthdays, weddings, holidays and special events.

Surviving are her Husband of the home Francis Driggers, sons: Rev. Donnie (Dianne) Driggers of Cheraw and Doug (Jerry) Driggers of Wallace; daughters: Christine Terry, Stacey (Bruce) Puette, and Laura (Ralph Chavis) Driggers, all of Wallace; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-greatgrandchild; sisters: Dorothy Miller of Mundelein, Ill., Frances Inman of Zion, Ill., Margaret Bowie of Ingleside, Ill., Nancy (Robert) Remika of Buena Park, Calif., Charlene (Orin) Hapke of Madison, Wis., Paulette (Charles) Peters of Libertyville, Ill., and Mabel Sutton of Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above; a brother: Robert Lightbody; sisters: Mary Helen Moist and Louise Lightbody; and a great-grandchild: Madelyn Robinson.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to: Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Building Fund, c/o Peggy Shaw, 3638 Marion Drive, Wallace SC 29596. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

 

Richard Scott Jacobs Sr.

CHERAW - Mr. Richard Scott Jacobs, Sr. age 76, passed away very peacefully, surrounded by his family, Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at his home, after a courageous battle with ALS for almost eight years.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 P.M. Friday, October 16, 2015 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery with Military Honors.

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

Mr. Jacobs was born March 15, 1939, in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Essie Davis Jacobs and Spofford Anson Jacobs. He was a graduate of Cheraw  High School and was in the trucking industry for 25 years. Scott was then owner and operator of Scott’s Mini Mart and Restaurant until his retirement in 2000. Mr. Jacobs was a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the chancel choir until his illness. Scott was a U. S. Army Veteran and a Mason. He was a true people person, and never met a stranger. Scott loved his family and friends very much and always cherished the time spent with them. He also enjoyed conversation with family and friends, and was never at a loss for words. Scott was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed playing golf and watching sports on TV. He was an avid Gamecock and Jeff Gordon fan. Scott’s courage and faith in God, during his illness was an inspiration to all his family and friends. He never asked why me. In addition to his parents, Scott was also preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Jacobs Campbell.

Survivors include Wife of 56 years: Janice Hopkins Jacobs of the home; Son: Richard Scott (Shannon) Jacobs, Jr. of Cheraw, SC; Daughters: Dana J. (Brad) Evans of Pageland, SC and Ann J. (Steve) Smith of Cheraw, SC; 10 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren; Brothers: Rev. Ralph (Novella) Jacobs, Sr. of Chesterfield, SC and Anson (Rebekah) Jacobs of Cheraw, SC; Also a number of Nieces and Nephews.

The Jacobs family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the staff of Hospice of Chesterfield County and all the caregivers for their care, love, and support, to the MDA Clinic of Charlotte, NC, to all of those who donated to Jacobs Ladder of SC, and to our many Friends for being there for Scott and us.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church “Cemetery Fund,” 1016 Ted. Rd. Cheraw, SC; or to the ALS Chapter of SC, 7499 Parklane Road, # 144, Columbia, SC 29223.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jacobs Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

 

Linda F. Leach

WALLACE - Linda F. Leach, 57, died Thursday, October 15, 2015. Born in New Orleans, LA, she was a daughter of Norma Delores Foret Thompson and the late John David Caldwell. She enjoyed sewing, fishing and doing crafts. She loved being with children.

Surviving is her spouse, John W. Quick of Wallace, SC, a son, Evan Charles Leach of Dumas, MS, daughters, Athena Leach of FL, Taylor Quick of Cheraw, SC, Brittany Barber of Wallace, SC, a brother, Joe Thompson of New Albany, MS, grand children, Nathan Quick and Dallas Barber. The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 3:00 PM Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

 

Mary Ann Teal

PAGELAND - Mrs. Mary Ann Teal, 81, of Pageland, South Carolina passed away Tuesday,  October 13, 2015 at Autumn Care in Marshville, North Carolina.

Mrs. Mary Ann Teal was born in Pageland, South Carolina to the late Daisy Anderson Redfearn and Harry Baxter Redfearn. She was later united in marriage to Jerry E. Teal, who precedes her in death. She was a life-time member of First Baptist Church of Pageland. She was a proud Graduate of Converse College. She is also preceded in death by her Brother, Edward Redfearn.

Mrs. Teal is survived by her Son, Harry Teal (Sherry) of Gastonia, NC, Daughter, Lou Anne Clark (Mark) of Concord, NC, Grandchildren, Chip Clark (Courtney) of Concord, NC, Stuart Teal (Denise) of Charlotte, NC, Blair Teal of Charlotte, NC, Mollie Clark of Concord, NC and Great Grandson, Mac Clark of Concord, NC.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Pageland.

The family received friends on Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:00 in the First Baptist Church of Pageland Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Pageland, P O Box 126 Pageland, SC 2972

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, SC is handling the arrangements. . Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

 

 

Clara Mae Perdue Brown

PATRICK - Mrs. Clara Mae Perdue Brown, age 89, died Thursday, October 22, 2015 at her home. A funeral service was held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Patrick Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Patrick Cemetery. Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brown was born in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Bert and Alma Odem Perdue. She was a retired employee of Hartsville Manufacturing with over 25 years of service, and a member of Patrick Baptist Church. She enjoyed WWE wrestling, and was an avid John Cena fan. Her other favorite sport was NASCAR racing and pulling for Jeff Gordon. She enjoyed working puzzles, word searches, sewing, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Clara Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence L. “C.L.” Brown, Jr.; 1 son, Clarence L. “Rocky” Brown, III; 1 daughter, Elaine Brown Rivers; brother, Floyd Perdue; 2 sisters, Shirley Rabon, and Katie Linda Perdue; sister-in-law, Shelby Perdue; son-in-law, Doss Brigman, Jr.; and 1 great grandson, Joshua Davis.

Survivors include 3 Daughters: Diane B. Brigman of Patrick, SC, Harriet B. (Claude) Bailey of Cheraw, SC, and Teresa B. “Chic” (Ernie) Polson of Patrick, SC; 1 Brother: James Perdue of Hartsville, SC; Also: 11 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great 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 Brown family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

 

 

Edgar Wayne Chavis

WALLACE - Edgar Wayne Chavis, 61, died Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Born in Hamlet, NC he was a son of the late Willie Jack and Sarah Smith Chavis. He enjoyed working on washing machines and dryers in his spare time.

Mr. Chavis is survived by his wife Norma Chavis of Rockingham, NC, a son, Jackson W. Chavis of Rockingham, NC, daughters, Autumn S. Chavis, Angela D. Chavis Gomez, and Joni C. Chavis, Lori M. Brown of Rockingham, NC, brothers, Timothy Chavis of Dentsville, SC, and Larry W. Chavis, South Congaree, SC, sisters, Carlene Bonds of Wallace, SC, and Carolyn Bowen of Lexington, SC, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  A visitation was held from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A memorial service followed at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home Chapel, Cheraw, SC.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

 

Johnny Ray Dixon

CHERAW - Johnny Ray Dixon, 58, died Friday, October 23, 2015. Born in Camden, SC he was a son of Janie Atkinson Brock of Chesterfield, SC and the late John Wesley Dixon. He was Past President of the Cheraw Moose Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a supervisor for INX International.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Melton Dixon of the home, a daughter, Amanda “Mandy” Lynn Dixon (grandchild, Austin Adams) of Cheraw, SC, his mother, listed above, brothers, Joe (Hannah) Dixon of Chesterfield, SC, Dennis (Crystal) Dixon of Chesterfield, SC, sisters Rose (Wayne) Gainey of Chesterfield, SC, Judy (Randy) Turner of Cheraw, SC, Laticia (Tommy) Rivers of Cheraw, SC, 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

The family received friends starting at 5:00 PM, Monday, October 26, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held at 6:00 PM at the funeral home, visitation will resume following the memorial service. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

 

Nadine C. Gulledge

CHERAW - Nadine C. Gulledge, 58, died Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Born in Cheraw, SC, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Cary and Evon Small Cagle. She was the widow of Mr. Glenn R. Gulledge. Mrs. Gulledge spent her time as a homemaker, taking care of her family.

Mrs. Gulledge is survived by her son, John Thomas Gulledge of the home, a sister, Eunice (David) Parrish of Cheraw, SC, aunts, Pearl (Willard) Kelly of Florence, Sylvia Blackman of Florence, SC, an uncle, Perry “Squeaky” (Barbara) Small of Effingham, SC, a brother-in-law, Ricky Hood of Cheraw, SC, a sister-in-law, Terry (Mike) Welch of Wadesboro, NC, nieces, Cindy (William) Johnson, Jamie Wallace (Kevin Hayes), Amy (Robert) Dial and Lisa Hood, nephews, Austin Welch, Michael Welch, and Jacob Welch, two great nieces, three great nephews and three great-great nieces, and special friends, Pete and Pam Baker, Jim and Cynthia Merritt, Carroll and Cathy O’Neal, and Denise Melton.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, and a sister Derby Hood.

A visitation was held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home Chapel, Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

 

Dolores E. Van Guilder

CHERAW - Mrs. Dolores E. Van Guilder, age 69, died Friday, October 23, 2015.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Van Guilder was born October 7, 1946 in Cambridge, NY a daughter of the late Donald and Thelma Jones Harrington.

She was a retired employee of General Electric with 28 years of service. Mrs. Van Guilder was a member of Pleasant Grove United Met hodist Church, a member of the Pleasant Grove UMW, and a member of the General Electric Retirees Club. Dolores enjoyed traveling with family and friends.

Survivors include Husband: Paul Van Guilder of the home; Daughter: Teresa A. Jones of Poultney, NY; Son: John Jones of Montana; Sister: Donna Crossman of Greenville, NY; and Niece: Judy Brown of Greenville, NY.

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 Van Guilder. Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

 

Sue L. Williams

WALLACE - Sue L. Williams, 87, died Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Born in Lancaster County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Annie Hinson Sims, and the widow of Mr. Ira Braxton “I.B.” Williams, Jr. (She and Mr. “I.B.” were fondly remembered for holding hands everywhere they went.) She was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw and part of the Friendship Sunday School Class. She loved the Lord. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great- Grandmother. Mrs. Williams enjoyed gardening, and cooking.

Surviving are her sons, I.B. Williams, III and his wife Cynthia of Lincolnton, NC, Myron Williams and his wife Terri of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Arlene W. Leviner and her husband James of Rockingham, NC, 5 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, as well as numerous brothers and sisters.

The family received friends from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Thursday, October22, 2015 in the foyer of the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service followed at 12:00 PM in the sanctuary at First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens following the service.

Memorials to: First Baptist Church, Family Life Center Building Fund, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

 

Dorothy E. Galyon

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Dorothy E. Galyon of Knoxville, Tennessee, died Tuesday, October 27, 2015. She was 88. A seamstress who made beautiful clothes for her family, she was employed at Jandi’s Classics, Levi’s and Miller’s Department Stores. She was a Southern Baptist and was loved by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 54 years, Lester H. Galyon, of Knoxville, and her mother, Verda Collins of Andersonville, Tennessee.

Survivors include children, Lynda Szulc and husband, Robert, of Rockport, Indiana; Valerie Gargiulo and husband, Rev. Luis, of Hartsville, South Carolina; Laura DeLorenzo and husband, Louie, of Crossville, Tennessee; Lester W. Galyon and wife, Karen, of Chickamauga, Georgia. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Jon Byron and wife, Tawana; Laura Danielle Matthews and husband, Daniel; Rachel Trundle and husband, Jason; Michael and Eric Galyon; Heather Neal and husband, Nick; Joseph and Drew DeLorenzo; and 12 great grandchildren.

The family would like to express its appreciation to her dedicated caregivers. Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity Community Church (at 6706 Central Avenue Pike, Knoxville, TN 37912), The Salvation Army, or The Pat Summitt Foundation.

Visitation: Saturday, October 31, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Stevens Mortuary. Service: 2:30 p.m. at Stevens Mortuary with Rev. Luis Gargiulo officiating. Burial to follow at

Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway,

Knoxville. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

 

Donnie B. Moore

CHERAW – Donnie B. Moore, 67, died on Tueday, October 27, 2015. Funeral services were held on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1PM from the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

He was born on January 3, 1948 to the lateJ.T. Moore and Alma Huntley

Moore in Monroe, NC. He was employed at Cheraw Dyeing Finishing for over 30 years and retired from working with the Chesterfield County School System.

Survivors: wife, Louise Moore; a son, Keith B. Moore of Cheraw, SC; a very special granddaughter, KeiKei Moore of Cheraw, SC; a newborn great granddaughter, London Miles of Cheraw, SC; three brothers, J.T. Moore, John Moore (Joyce), both of Brooklyn, NY and Bennie Frank Moore of Chesterfield, SC; two sisters, Lillie Moore of Scranton, PA and Emma Moore of Brooklyn, NY.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

 

Louise Lindler Neal

WALLACE – Louise Lindler Neal, 86, died Friday, October 30, 2015. Born inLexington, SC she was a daughter of the late John Jacob Lindler and Carrie Corley Lindler Lucas. She was retired from J.P. Stevens-Delta #3. She enjoyed collecting figurines (angels and praying hand), also working in her yard, gardening with flowers.

Surviving are her son, Claude J. Neal, Jr. of Picayune, MS, daughters, Claudia N. Kassack of Tallahassee, FL, Mary L. Short of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Amy (Don) Finley, Michele (Heath) Myrick, Trey Neal, Chandler (Crystal) Neal, great grandchildren, Amanda (Josh) Martin, Hunter Finley, Nic Myrick, Rachelle Myrick, Lyndsey Myrick, Trey P. Neal, Nathan Neal and Savannah Neal, also many nieces and nephews, a special friend, Peggy Hatcher of Wallace and her beloved “four legged babies” Bear and Baby Girl.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, brothers, Jimmy Corder and William and Syndey Lindler; sisters, Betty John Lindler Todd, Inez Dooley, Kitty Bullock, Alice Reese, Fannie Reese and a grandson, Bubba Rees.

The family received friends 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 1:00 PM, Monday, November 2, 2015 at Mt. Hebron Lutheran Church Cemetery, 2347 Summerland Hwy., Leesville, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

 

Hammard Polk

SOCIETY HILL - Hammard Polk, 62, died Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Born in Society Hill, SC, he was a son of the late Johnny and Liddie Irene Hays Polk. He was a construction worker all of his life. Mr. Polk passed away at his home in Society Hill after 17 years of extended illness.

Mr. Polk is survived by his sister, Hazel Magdalene Wilson of Society Hill, SC, a niece, Bonnie (Henry) Griggs of Cheraw, SC, and nephews, Wayne Bryant of Chesterfield, SC, Mike (Patsy) Bryant of Society Hill, SC, Jeff (Amy) Bryant, of Society Hill, SC, Tony Bryant of Wallace, SC, Tom (Brenda) Bryant of Wallace, SC, Steve (Doris) Bryant of Hartsville, SC, Thomas Polk, Ray Polk, Charles Polk, and Wayne Polk.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Jackie Polk and Jimmy Polk, and a sister, Ethel Lee Hays Bryant.

The family received friends Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral was held 3:00 PM, Friday October 30, 2015 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill, SC.

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

 

Tyvon Terrell Threatt

PAGELAND - Tyvon Terrell Threatt, 19, died on Monday, October 26, 2015.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1PM from the Flint Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

He was born on November 22, 1995 in Cheraw, SC to Douglas Threatt and Angelia Short Threatt.

Survivors: parents, Douglas and Angelia Threatt; a brother, Lay’Kwan Joyner, Pageland, SC; grandmothers, Flossie Threatt, Pageland, SC and Betty S. Short, Cheraw, SC.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge of arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

 

Mark Wayne Adams

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Mark Wayne Adams, age 60, died Friday, November 6, 2015 at his home.

 A celebration of life service was held at 11:00 AM Monday, November 9, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Adams was born July 6, 1955 in Detroit, MI a son of the late Wayne Thomas Adams, and the late Billy and Helen Griggs. He was a retired operations manager with Art FX and was of the Catholic Faith. Mr. Adams enjoyed his work and travelling.

In addition to his parents, Mark was also preceded in death by his sister, Kim Pearce, and his brother, Tommy Adams.

Survivors include 1 Son: Dylan Wayne Adams of Portland, TN; 1 Sister: Mary G. (Jerry) Smith of Ruby, SC; Brother-in-law: Danny G. Pearce of Chesterfield, SC; Nephews: Matthew (Faye) Smith, Daniel (Beth) Pearce both of Chesterfield, SC, Daryl Watson of NC, David Teague of Chesterfield, SC and Joseph Gregory of Ruby, SC; Niece: Destiny Gregory of Chesterfield, SC; Special Friend: Teresa Welch of Chesterfield, SC; Also: Numerous Great Nieces and Great Nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or to the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chester-

field, SC is serving the Adams Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

 

James ‘Jip’ Harris Sr.

CHESTERFIELD – James “Jip” Harris, Sr.,72, died on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 1PM from the Galilee A.M.E. Zion Church, McFarlan, NC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born May 12, 1943 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Junious Copeland and Novella Harris. James retired from Chesterfield Webbing Manufacturing, with forty-five years of service. He was the first African American to be employed with the company. His wife, Gloria Jean Little Harris and a daughter Janice Harris Black preceded him in death. Survivors: four daughters, Yvonne (Lee Thomas) Burch, Mrs. Cherryl (Lieutenant Colonel John K.) Melton, both of Cheraw, SC, Susan (Dennis) Johnson, Wadesboro, NC and Shannon K. (Princeton Hill) Harris, Snellville, GA; three sons, James M. (Shuwanda) Harris, Lithonia, GA, Gregory S. Harris, Marietta, GA and James Harris, Jr. of the home; fifteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

 

Howard J. Judy

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Howard J. Judy, age 91, died Monday, November 2, 2015.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Hopewell Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Wednesday, November 4, 2015 prior to the service in the church sanctuary.

Mr. Judy was born March 7, 1924 in Saint George, SC a son of the late Malcom and Sinclaire Fogle Judy. He was a proud veteran of World War II and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a retired employee of International Paper Company with over 30 years of service. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, the Hopewell Brotherhood, and the American Legion. One of his proudest moments was traveling with a local group to Washington to view the WW II Memorial. Howard enjoyed fishing, high school football, yard work, and loved to travel. He never met a stranger and loved making people laugh. Mr. Judy was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. In walking by faith, he left a strong legacy of serving Christ to his loving family.

In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Vera W. Judy; 2 brothers, his twin Homer and Guy Judy; and by 2 sisters, Delores Evans and Marilyn Slister.

Survivors include 2 Daughters: Brenda Gayle (Cecil) McLain, and Linda Ann (Leverne) Shoemake both of Patrick, SC; 1 Sister: Betty Jean (Hampy) Eadon of Saint George, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Michael (JoAnne) McLain of Greenville, SC, Michelle (Pastor Scott) Wallace, Jennifer (Mike) Crawford both of Chesterfield, SC, and Pastor Steven (Vicky) McLain of Spartanburg, SC; 8 Great Grandchildren: Morgan and Nick Wallace; Noah, Zachary, and Ashlyn McLain; Mackenzie and Michael Crawford; and Eli McLain.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 15066 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Judy family.