2021

Obituary Archives

 

 This page is the co-operative project of Chesterfield District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society and the Publisher.  It contains transcribed and sourced obituaries.  The transcriber has endeavored to do true transcriptions. Transcribing them as they appear in the printed newspaper copy, not making any corrections of any kind but removing hyper links, if they appear.

Pamela ‘Pam’ Thomas Davis

CHERAW – Mrs. Pamela “Pam” Thomas Davis, age 79, entered into rest on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 22, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.      Mrs. Davis was born May 26, 1941 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Robert Vance “Bobby” Thomas, Jr. and Cora Davis Thomas. She retired as a licensed insurance agent and was a former employee of Wachovia (formerly S.C. National Bank.) Pam was a faithful lifelong member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Of all things important in her life, spending time with, and “spoiling,” her grandchildren and great grandchildren was the joy of her heart.

     In addition to her parents, Pam was also preceded in death by her husband, Tony Anthony Davis; granddaughter, Lydia Epps Roscoe; and sister, Jennie Lee Smith.

     Survivors include her son, Darrell Davis of Cheraw, SC; daughter, Alison Roscoe of Chesterfield, SC; granddaughter, Kala (Alex Stone) Roscoe of Cheraw, SC; great grandchildren, Bryson, Braylen, Beckham, Ben, and Tripp; sister, Bonnie Chavis of Cheraw, SC; and nephews and niece.

      Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Davis family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 6, 2021.

 

Floyd Thomas ‘Buddy’ Demby

JEFFERSON – Mr. Floyd Thomas “Buddy” Demby, age 85, entered into rest on Thursday, December 31, 2020. Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Almetta Baptist Church Cemetery by Pastor Bobby Cato and Rev. Johnny Tadlock. The family received friends from 5:00 PM– 7:00 PM Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Almetta Baptist Church, 313 E. Miller Street, Jefferson, SC.

     Mr. Demby was born April 8, 1935 in Jefferson, SC a son of the late Robert “Bob” and Maggie Jewitt Demby. He was a retired employee of Springs Industries and a member of Almetta Baptist Church. Buddy enjoyed being outdoors, working in his yard, and fishing.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Demby was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Azilee Jenkins Demby; son, Thomas Ray Demby; grandson, Ronnie Bob Demby; and brothers, Fred, J.W., and George Demby.

     Survivors include his son, Floyd (Beth) Demby of Jefferson, SC, daughter-in-law, Virginia Demby of Bethune, SC; grandchildren, Tommy (Betty) Demby, Donnie (Morgan) Demby, Gregg (Mary) Demby, Amanda Demby, and Chad Demby; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Paul (Margie) Demby of Jefferson, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Almetta Baptist Church, P.O. Box 415, Jefferson, SC 29718. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home   of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Demby family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 6, 2021.

 

Aline Robinson Eubanks

JEFFERSON – Mrs. Aline Robinson Eubanks, age 95, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at her home with her family by her side. Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Jefferson Cemetery by Brent Taylor. A time of viewing was held from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Friday, January 1, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Eubanks was born November 11, 1925 in Jefferson, SC a daughter of the Levi and Ivy Boone Robinson Lynn. She was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church and a retired employee of Caro-Knit. Mrs. Eubanks enjoyed gardening, working in her flowers, and sewing.

     In addition to her parents, Aline was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe T. Eubanks; brothers, Joe Mac Lynn, and John Carroll Lynn; sisters, Hazel Horton, Margaret Knight, Virginia Wright, and an infant sister, Bonnie Lynn; and grandson.

      Survivors include her children, Brenda (Max) Terry of Pageland, SC, Sue (Derryl) McMillan, Cathy (Mitchell) Kirkley both of Jefferson, SC, and Joey (Karen) Eubanks of N.C.; grandchildren, Janet (John) Kirkley, Kelly (Danny) Faile, and Cathy Sue Terry; great-grandchildren, Katherine, Justin, Chris; great-great grandchild, Karter; sisters, Janie Snipes of Lancaster, SC, and Lois Boone of Jefferson, SC; brother, Mitchell (Jo Ann) Lynn of Jefferson, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 Hwy. 151, Jefferson, SC 29718 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, January 6, 2021.

 

 Lorraine Ann Jordan

NORTH CHARLESTON – Lorraine Ann Jordan, 62, of North Charleston, SC, wife of Andrew D. Jordan, Jr., entered into eternal rest Sunday, December 27, 2020. Her memorial service was held Wednesday, December30, 2020 at the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road at 2:00 pm. The family received friends Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

     Lorraine was born May 9, 1958, in Albany, NY, daughter of the late Stanley Knapek and the late Mary Burns Knapek. She was retired from Charleston County RMC Office and was a member of First Baptist Church of North Charleston. Lorraine was a volunteer with the children’s ministry in the church and a member of Shriners Pirates. She loved her family, dogs and cats.

     Lorraine is survived by her husband, Andrew D. Jordan, Jr., and daughter, Lorena Jordan, both of North Charleston, SC; and two brothers, Larry Knapek and Stan Knapek, Jr. both of Albany, NY.

     Memorials may be made to Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC, 29406. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 6, 2021. 

 

Leavy Chapman Miles Jr.

PAGELAND – Mr. Leavy Chapman Miles Jr., 77, of Pageland, SC passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 in Hartsville, SC. Mr. Leavy Chapman Miles Jr. was born on November 4,1943 in Pageland, SC to the late Leavy Chapman Miles,Sr. and Mary Rosaline Miles. Leavy was a member at First Baptist Church of Pageland and attended Zion UnitedMethodist Church. Leavy had a love for cooking and catering. He cooked the best barbeque and ribs around town. He had a secret sauce that everyone loved for his barbeque. Leavy never met a stranger and would talk to anyone. You could find him every morning at Beth’s Restaurant eating breakfast with the guys. Most of all, Leavy loved his family and spending time with them especially the grandchildren. He enjoyed cooking and traveling with the guys, Ricky Threatt, Dennis Thomas, Jimmy Threatt and Mike Smith.

     Mr. Miles is survived by his wife, Joyce Miles of Pageland, SC; son, Greg Jenkins (Deanna) of Pageland, SC; two sisters, Mary Lee Sullivan of Rock Hill, SC and Rachel Staples of Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Drew Jenkins of Fort Hood, TX, Genger Jenkins of Myrtle Beach, SC and Brock Jenkins of Pageland, SC and many nieces and nephews.

     Visitors could come by the funeral home and sign the book and pay respects on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. There was a Celebration of Life Graveside Service on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland with Pastor Carl Ritter and Pastor Joel Dale officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to Zion United Methodist Church, 647 Zion Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina  is assisting the Miles family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 6, 2021.

 

Catherine ‘Cat’ Smith Robertson

PAGELAND – Mrs. Catherine “Cat” Smith Robertson, 87, of Pageland, SC went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Lancaster SC.

     Mrs. Catherine Robertson was born August 9, 1933 to the late James Osmond Smith and Edna Bell Pigg.

     She is preceded in death by her husband, Sonny Robertson; sons, Barry Robertson and Timothy Robertson; daughter, Ann Robertson; brothers, George Smith, Carl Smith, Harold Smith, Don Smith, Pap Smith, Neal Smith and Sam Smith and sisters, Mable Webb, Annie Lou Helton and Martha Clark.

     Mrs. Robertson was a faithful member of Providence Baptist Church, where she enjoyed traveling with the seniors. She and her husband, Sonny, owned “Cat and Sonny’s Grille.” Mrs. Robertson enjoyed cooking and going shopping.

     Mrs. Catherine Robertson is survived by her special nephew and niece, Chuck Clark (Teresa) of Pageland; sister-in law, Bonnie Smith; special friends, Bonnie Grove, Minnie Lee Evans, Gayle Hill, Bobbie Pigg and Jessie West; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

     A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held at 11:00AM, Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Ernest Winburn and Pastor Robert Stamey officiating. Burial followed at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Anyone could come by Baumgartner Funeral Home on Friday, January 1, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM to sign the register book and pay their respects.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or the Pee Dee Coalition (for Chesterfield County), PO Box 1351, Florence, SC 29503. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Robertson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 6, 2021.

 

Bryan Nelson Williams

PAGELAND – Mr. Bryan Nelson Williams, 56, of Pageland, SC passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020 in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Bryan Nelson Williams was born on January 18, 1964 in Richmond, Michigan to Murray Williams and Evelyn Bryson Williams.

     He was preceded in death by his father, Murray Williams and sister, Susan Green. Bryan was the owner and operator of Better Built Carolinas and loved being a salesman. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Monroe, NC and loved to talk about the Lord. Bryan enjoyed spending time with his wife and two dogs, Cylbee and Boyce. He was an animal lover and enjoyed flea markets and auctions.

     Mr. Williams is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lisa G. Williams of Charlotte, NC; mother, Evelyn Bryson Hancock of Chesterfield, SC; son, Cody Williams (Katie) of Greenville, SC; brothers, Bradley A. Williams (Lisa) of Warner Robins, GA and Bill Williams (Sandy) of Acworth, GA; sisters, Debbie Peach of Florence, SC and Marianne Galloway of Jefferson, SC and granddaughter, Savannah Williams of Greenville, SC.

     There was a visitation from 6:00 PM -7:30 PM on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Baumgartner Funeral Home, 708 West McGregor Street, Pageland, SC 29728. There was a Celebration of Life Graveside Service on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland with Pastor Lanny Hasty and Pastor Bobby Hinson officiating. Inurnment followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, 902 South Rocky River Road, Monroe, NC 28110. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Williams family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, January 6, 2021.

 

Peter ‘Pete’ William Baker

CHERAW – Peter “Pete” William Baker, 73, died Thursday, January 07, 2021. Born in Raleigh, NC he was a son of the late Joseph Mack Baker and Amanda Carol Baker Richardson. He was a believer in the Presbyterian Faith and was a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans. He enjoyed racing, golf, working in the yard and making things grow. He was a member of the “State Park Boys” and loved people and cared deeply for his nuts and bolts family.

     Pete devoted his life to his family especially his two girls Anna Maria and Rebecca “Beck”. With Anna he shared the love and passion for the game of golf. With “Beck” he shared her love and joy of riding in a golf cart. They always shared a bond that could be matched by no other.

     Surviving is his wife, Pam Covington Baker of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Anna Maria Baker (Craig) Watson of Cheraw, SC, Rebecca Caroline Baker of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, McKenzie (Matty) Cunningham, William Ingold, Savannah (Josh) Coffey, Kyle Watson and great grandchildren, Emilia Cunningham, Hayes Cunningham, Arlington Coffey, a sister of the heart, Barbara(Jimmy) Hill, a grandson of the heart, Austin Sanderson, a brother, Joseph (Martha) Baker of Charlotte, NC, a sister, Anne Bryan of Newton, NJ, a sister-in-law, Rosalie Baker of Little River, SC, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, who were all special in his heart.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, also, a brother, James Baker and a brother-in-law, Bill Bryan.

     A graveside service was held 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Old Saint David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service. Memorials to: CHESCO Services Administrative Office, PO Box 151, 1224 East Boulevard, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or the charity of your choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 13, 2021.

 

Tony Douglas Boatwright Sr.

CHERAW – Tony Douglas Boatwright, Sr., 68, died Sunday, January 3, 2021. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of Theodore Robert and Lena Wilson Boatwright. He was the widower of Connie Boatwright. He worked for Kenan Transport and had received several “Million Mile” safety driving awards. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

     Surviving are his sons, Tony Boatwright, Jr. of Wallace, SC, Noah Cooper of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Tony Boatwright, III, Jessie Boatwright, Graceson Boatwright, Savannah Boatwright, a brother, Hubert Boatwright, Sr. of Florida and a sister, Juanita Davis of Cheraw, SC

     He is preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, a daughter, Cassie Boatwright and a brother, Wadis Boatwright.

     The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Friday, January 8, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 4:00 PM, Friday, January 8, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 13, 2021.

 

Henry Williamson Brasington Sr

CHERAW – Henry Williamson Brasington, Sr., 93, died Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late James Bayard and Roxanna Nathalie Burch Brasington. He was a World War II, US Navy Veteran. Mr. Brasington was retired from Palmetto Brick Company. He had been co-owner of Cheraw Brick Works. His duties had included sales, shipping, and payroll. He was a life time member of Cheraw First Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon, Chairman of Ushers since 1949, the tape ministry, sound tech for worship services, and secretary of the Berean Sunday School Class.

     Surviving is his wife, Viola Mondell Bowers Brasington of the home, a son, Henry W. “Hank” Brasington, Jr., of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Deborah “Debbie” Anne (George) Adams, grandchildren, Henry W. “Trey” Brasington, III, Dustin Adam (Lauryn) Brasington, John Erwin (Rachel) Adams, Laura Adams (Dustin) McGriff, great grandchildren, Tysen Brasington, Mason Brasington, Ethan Brasington, Braxton Adams, Paisley Adams, Evelyn McGriff, a sister, Eunice B. Hinson of Cheraw, SC, also many nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers, J.B. Brasington, Eugene Brasington, Bobby Brasington and a sister, Kathleen B. Chestnut.

     A graveside service, with military honors, was held 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 10, 2021, in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: The Berean Sunday School Class, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC, 29520 or the Ramp Ministry of Cheraw First Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC, 29520. The family received friends following the service. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 13, 2021.

 

Albert James Lowery

PAGELAND – Albert James Lowery, 69, died on Thursday, December 24, 2020. A graveside service was held Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 2 PM from the Oro Church, Pageland, SC. He was born to Verla Mae Edgeworth and the late James Albert Lowery in Chesterfield County, SC on February 1, 1951. Survivors: mother, Verla Mae Edgeworth, Pageland, SC; daughter, Debbie Lowery (Shariff El) sons, Albert Lowery (Jessica) and Chino Lowery all of Charlotte, NC; brother, Levoid Ratliff, Charlotte, NC sisters, Shirley Reardon, Pageland, SC, Phyllis Simpson (Lewis), Matthews, NC, Glaris Miller, Monroe, NC, Jona Hamilton (Eddie), Pageland, SC; seven grandchildren; seven grand-children. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 13, 2021.

 

Vanessa Diane Maynor

 CHERAW – Vanessa Diane Maynor, 64, died Friday, January 8, 2021. Born in Bennettsville, SC, she was a daughter of the late James Olin Tyndall and Aline Gaines Turner. She was a member of Hickory Grove Church in Wallace, SC. Mrs. Maynor loved doing crafts, coloring, puzzles. Most of all she loved her family and loved spending time with them, especially her grand kids and great grandkids.

     She is survived by her daughters, April (Alex) Miller, of Cheraw, SC, and Kathy (Preston) Shaw, of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Harvey Glenn Driggers, of Bennettsville, SC, and a sister Charleen Gowdy of Bennettsville, SC, grandchildren, Eric (Kindal) Griggs, Jr., Triston (Shayla) Griggs, Zachary Garner, and Bella Knight, and great grandchildren, Easton, Kamden, Karter, Kaden and Baby Griggs.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, aunts, Juanita Hicks, Emma Creech and a nephew, Phillip Shimel.

     The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Bennettsville, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 13, 2021.

 

Wilbert S. Motley

CHERAW –Graveside services for Mr. Wilbert S. Motley, 90, were held on Monday January 4, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery followed by services of committal and interment. The United States Air Force Honor Guard from Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, SC rendered Military Funeral Honors.

     Mr. Motley was born in Cheraw, SC on May 25, 1930 to the late Frank and Sarah Davis Motley, the youngest of their four children. He attended Coulter Academy in Cheraw and went on to graduate from South Carolina State College earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1950. He later earned a Master of Music Education degree from South Carolina State in 1977.

     Motley served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to1954 attaining the rank of Airman First Class. He was stationed in Alaska during the Korean War before the territory became a state. The Senior Crypto Operator was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

      Wilbert returned to Cheraw after his enlistment and was hired as the Band Director of Long High School, a position he would hold for the next 35 years. The master trumpeter also played in several bands: The Emeralds, The Salt and Pepper Band, and most notably The Red Toppers Dance Band.

       Early on in his career in education he met the love of his life, Gloria Frances Garrett. They married on July 20, 1956 and welcomed one daughter, Leslie-Ann.

     Motley went on to serve the local area in several capacities after retiring from education. He was the Director of Adult Education, the Director of Personnel for the Chesterfield County School District, Director of Head Start, Coordinator for the Neighborhood Youth Corps and the Chesterfield County Magistrate.

     Mr. Motley was a dedicated servant of his church and community. He was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist church for over 70 years serving as a Sunday school teacher and deacon. At the time of his death he was the last surviving charter member of the Theta Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. which serves Chesterfield and Marlboro Counties. He also served on the Cheraw Jazz Festival Committee, the Coulter-Long National Alumni Association, and the state board of the Children’s Bureau. Motley received the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and was recognized as the South Carolina Adult Education Director of the Year.

     Wilbert was preceded in death by his siblings John, Frank, Jr. and Marilyn and is survived by his adoring wife Gloria; devoted daughter Leslie Motley Hall, grandson Landon Hall; cousin Lovye Davis Oesterlin (Rudolph);Nieces Victoria Motley Washington, Francine Motley Clark (Morris), Valerie Gregory (Carlton) and Lisa Willis; Nephews Leutrell Osborne (Rose), Frank Motley, Jr. (Valerie), Thomas Motley, Ralph Hazelton (Vivian), John Motley, Jr., Michael Motley, Ronald Hazelton, Toby Garrick (Jackie) and Bryan Motley along with several grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

     Services were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage and St. Joseph’s Cemetery of Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 13, 2021.

 

James Franklin Teal

 CHERAW – James Franklin Teal, 85, entered into rest with his loving family by his side Tuesday, January 5, 2021. He was a son of the late Preston Brooks and Nora Rainwater Teal. He was married to his devoted and beloved wife of 63 years, Joyce Harpe Teal. Mr. Teal was a State Constable for Chesterfield County and an Honorary member of the Chesterfield County Rescue Squad. He served in the South Carolina National Guard and was an avid attendee of his church. He was a loyal, dedicated member of the Men’s prayer luncheon. His passion was selling automobiles. He enjoyed watching Gamecock football and the Carolina Panthers. He loved spending time with his friends, family, and grandchildren, who were his pride and joy. He loved the Lord with all his heart, read his Bible and prayed over his family every morning.

     He is survived by his son, Robert (Donna) Teal of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Jan McLain of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Charlie (Barbara) Teal of Chesterfield, SC, grandchildren, Sarah M. (Chandler) Huggins and Lauren McLain, a step-grandson Christopher (Ashley) Hunter, a step-great-grandson Bryson Hunter, and nieces, Helen Teal Mangum and Debbie Teal Woodard.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Teal was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ronnie McLain and a grandchild, Jacquelyn McLain.

     A memorial service was held 2:00 PM, Friday, January 8, 2021 at Maranatha Family Center, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends Friday, January 8, 2021 at Maranatha Family Center after the memorial service.

     The family would like to give a special thanks to Cheraw Healthcare and Agape Hospice for the love and care given.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 13, 2021.

 

Evelyn Perdue McMahan

Evelyn Perdue McMahan, age 84 of Lexington, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at her home.

     A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at East End Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Tim Gainey. The family will receive friends one hour before the service in the church.

     Due to COVID-19 pandemic, there will be limits to seating in the church and everyone is required to wear a mask and use social distancing of 6 feet.

     Evelyn was born in Chesterfield, SC on November 16, 1936 to E.P. Perdue and Cora Jane Cassidy Perdue. She was a member of East End Baptist Church and was a retired bus attendant with Stoner Thomas School. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Posey McMahan, a son Wade McMahan, two grandsons, Joshua McMahan and Dwayne K. McMahan; sisters, Judy Threatt, Dianne Hall.

     Surviving are her daughter, Belinda Biaso (Paul) of Lexington; daughter-in-law, Kathy Cope (Pete) of Lexington, three grandchildren; Heather D. Thorne, Sarah Jane Ellis and Cheyenne McMahan, and three great grandchildren; CoreLee Thorne, Zane Ellis, and Zoey Ellis. Also surviving are her three brothers; Glenn Perdue and David Perdue both of Patrick, SC and Donald Perdue of Walnut Cove, NC and a sister; Ida Mae Money of Patrick, SC

     Memorial should be directed to Hospice of Davidson Count 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Published in THE DISPATCH (Lexington NC), January 12, 2021

 

Peggy Sikes Caldwell

PAGELAND – Mrs. Peggy Sikes Caldwell, 77, of Pageland, SC passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at her home in Pageland, SC. Mrs. Peggy Sikes Caldwell was born on January 31, 1943 in Pageland, South Carolina to the late J.C. Sikes and Louise Jordan Sikes.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Caldwell Jr. Peggy was an order clerk for Lynches River Electric Co-operative for 37 years. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Pageland and loved to work in her flower garden. Mrs. Caldwell is survived by her daughters, Robin C. Terry (Butch) of Pageland, SC and Kim C. Oliver (Tony) of Jefferson, SC; sister-in-law, Elaine Duncan (Richard) of Union, SC; four grandchildren, Dustin Terry of Pageland, SC, Paige Terry of Ruby, SC, Colt Oliver (Skye) and Callie Oliver both of Sallisaw, OK and four great grandchildren.

     Anyone could stop by Baumgartner Funeral Home on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM to sign the register book and pay their respects. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Pageland Cemetery with Dr. Joel Dale officiating. Burial followed at First Baptist Church of Pageland Cemetery. The family will be meeting other times at Peggy Caldwell’s House.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Pageland, PO Box 126, Pageland, SC 29728 or Regency SouthernCare Hospice,  Attention: Grace Hospice Foundation, 205 East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Caldwell family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 20, 2021.

 

Richard Powell Deese

CHERAW – Richard Powell Deese, 60, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at his home. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late Katherine Eddins Deese and Powell McGoogan Deese. He worked for Carolina Canners. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Denver Broncos Football and NASCAR.

     Surviving is his wife, Karen Hope Deese of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Angie Sessoms of Laurinburg, NC, Leeza Deese Brewington of Cowpens, SC, Jessica Frazier of Cheraw, SC, Lacy Haire of Hartsville SC, a son, Richard Deese Jr of McColl SC, a sister, Sheila Fite of Cassatt, SC, a brother, Randy Deese of Wallace, SC and thirteen grandchildren.

     He is preceded in death by his parents listed above and a sister, Melissa Jackson.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 20, 2021.

 

Vickie Jones

CHERAW – Vickie Jones, widow of Dewey Jones, Jr. entered into eternal rest on January 16, 2021. Born in Lancaster, SC she was a daughter of the late William Lawson and Mary Jane Adams Knight.

     She was preceded in death by a daughter Beckie Gordon, her parents listed above and a brother Kenneth Knight.

     Surviving are her sons, Michael Schoen of Garner, NC, David Schoen of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Brianna Schoen, Lori Evans, Keith Evans, great grandchildren, Kenzi Evans, Kelsi Evans, a brother, Jerry Knight of Lancaster, SC, sisters, Nancy Scott, Cecelia Cauthen and Ann Kirkley all of Lancaster, SC.

     A graveside service was held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: American Lung Association, 55 W.Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or to the Humane Society of your choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 20, 2021.

 

Harry Rivers

CHESTERFIELD – Harry Rivers, 68, died on Monday, January 11, 2021. A grave-side service was held Saturday, January 16, 2021 at2 PM from the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born to the late Cecil and Lottie Pegues Rivers in Chesterfield, SC on November 21, 1952. Survivors: his wife, Priscilla Ratliff Rivers; daughters, Theressa Rivers (Preston McManus), Bernice Scott (Timothy), Amanda Rivers (Jermaine Lilly), all of Cheraw, SC; sons, Harry Rivers (Nicholle) of Meriden CT and Lavern Rivers (Tammy) of Cheraw SC; sisters, Louise Evans of New Haven CT, Mary Johnson, Myrtle Lee Johnson (David) both of Chesterfield SC, Betty Lou Rivers of New Haven CT and Roberta Lewis of Chesterfield SC; brother, Ulysses Rivers (Barbara Ann) of Chesterfield SC, 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 20, 2021.

 

Sarah Perkins Therrell

CHERAW – Sarah Perkins Therrell, 75, died Monday, January 11, 2021. Born in Marlboro County, SC, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Lucy Hubbard Perkins. She was the widow of Jerome “Jerry” Therrell. She was a retired math teacher and a member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, SC.

     She is survived by a son, Joseph B. (Stacy Deering) Therrell, of Front Royal, VA, a daughter, Marsha (Joe) Therrell Gentry, of Cheraw, SC, a granddaughter, Joanna Gentry and a niece, Alison Hoban of Macon, GA.

     A graveside service was held 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 16, 2020 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church cemetery. The family received friends following the service. Memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 20, 2021.

 

Lillian Avis White

WALLACE – Lillian Avis White, 85, died Sunday, January 10, 2021. Born in Clio, SC she was a daughter of the late Jessie D and Margaret Ora Wilkins Clark. She was the widow of Everette White. She was a member of Wallace Baptist Church, enjoyed music, and was in the church choir. She lovingly was a caretaker for her husband for over 17 years and for her son for over 55+years.

     Surviving are her sons, Danny (Marian) White of Rockingham, NC, Wayne White of Wallace, SC, a daughter, Diane (Tom) Cummings of Wallace, SC, grandchildren Robyn Cummings, Angie Cummings, Tommy (Christie) Cummings, Erin (Eric) White, Kelly (Jessica) White, great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Cheyenne, Caitlyn, Keith, Chaz, Alex, Abbie, Ethan, Grayson, also, many nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a brother, Cameron Clark, sisters, Mary Bowen, Vivian Crowley, Lula Parker, Glennis White and Reva Mumford and a special friend, Jasper Burr.

     A Celebration of Life was held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace, SC with burial in the church cemetery. The family received friends following the service.

     Memorials may be made to: Wallace Baptist Church, PO Box 4174, Wallace, SC 29596 or Wallace Rescue Squad, PO Box 245, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 20, 2021.

 

John Arkorful

PAGELAND – John Arkorful, 86, died on Sunday, January 10, 2021. A grave side service was held Monday, January 18, 2021 at 2 PMfrom the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born to the late Samuel and Sarah Ageotteh Arkorful in Acra, Ghana, on August 27,1934.

     Survivors: his wife, Flora Arkorful; daughters, Joanna Arkorful, Godiva Apragh (Gossip Slay), Beverly Manago and Sheila Tyson; brother, Benoin Arkorful; three sisters in Acra, Ghana; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • January 27, 2021.  

 

Wilma Louise Wallace Chapman

CHERAW – Wilma Louise Wallace Chapman, age 90, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, January 30, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor James Redfearn, Rev. Doug Reava, and Rev. Dennis Wallace with burial to follow in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home of Jerry and Sherrie Chapman, 330 Chewning Road, Cheraw, SC.

     Wilma Louise Wallace Chapman, 90, was born Friday, August 1, 1930, in the log home which her paternal grandfather built and where her father was also born. This was outside of Cheraw, South Carolina, in what is presently known as the Pleasant Hill Community. Mrs. Chapman’s siblings were born in this log home as well. Mrs. Chapman’s parents are the late Robert Thornwell Wallace, Sr. and the late Lillie Catherine Matheson Wallace. Mrs. Wilma’s paternal grandparents are the late George Cornwell Wallace and the late Icyanne Henrietta Brown Wallace, and her maternal grandparents are the late John Culpepper Matheson and the late Rosa Mae Tyson Matheson.

     Growing up on her daddy’s cotton farm during the Great Depression, Miss Wilma said she never went without food or clothing due to her mother’s very talented, resourceful use of everything available to them on the farm. From her teenage years and well into adulthood, she worked at Mack’s Five and Dime Store in Cheraw, SC, and later at Northeastern Technical College as the night time receptionist. Having married her beloved Gerald at the age of fourteen (14) and dropping out of school, she obtained her GED, and with flying colors, when she was in her early forties.

     Going to the mountains in the fall; being faithful to her Lord and His church in many capacities … nursery/children’s teacher from her teen years until her health no longer allowed, Vacation Bible School, mission trips all over this great country; family gatherings; collecting red birds and light houses, these were a few of her favorite things. But most of all, she loved children. Any child. Their race, economic background, intellectual capability did not matter. She loved them all. Most of the children called her Granny Weir (Weir being a variant of Wilma which started with her niece Susan Phillips Howiler and her brother John Robert Phillips calling her Aunt Weir and stuck with her throughout life) One great nephew called her Granny, and his mama asked him why he called her Granny instead of Granny Weir like the other children. He replied, “Don’t you know, Mama, Granny Weir is Granny to all the children in the world.”

     According to Miss Wilma’s way of thinking the only medications needed in her home were Milk of Magnesia, baby aspirin, Aloe Vera lotion, alcohol, home made French fries, her famous fried chicken and banana pudding, and lots of love. She believed, in the right combinations, these items could cure anything from a broken bone to a broken heart. Can you imagine being a teenaged young man and being given one half of a baby aspirin to help with a migraine because she didn’t want you to over-dose?

     Mrs. Chapman was called and known by many names…Mama, Wilma, Miss Wilma, Mrs. Chapman, Granny, Granny Weir, Aunt Weir, Aunt Wilma, but she was proudest of being called and known as a child of God.

     In addition to her parents and grandparents listed above, she was predeceased by her husband Gerald Ray Chapman, Sr. who died April 19, 2014, a few days after their 69th wedding anniversary. Her brothers, John Cornwell (J.C.) Wallace (died December 1934); and Robert Thornwell Wallace, Jr. (died December 2013) and his wife Eleanor Elizabeth Boan Wallace (died November 2005); sisters Gladys Viola Wallace (died December 1926) and Lillie Mae Wallace Philllips (died March 1992) and her husband John Herbert Phillips (died May 2002); son-in-law Ralph Wilson Chapman, Sr. (died June 2019); nephew Glenn Eugene Wallace, Sr. (died December 2006); great nephew John Stephen Howiler (died February 1986); and great niece Jennifer Susan Howiler (died February 1986).

     She is survived by her son Gerald “Jerry” Ray Chapman, Jr., and his wife Sherrie Caulder Chapman of Cheraw, SC; daughters Rebecca Chapman Gainey and her husband Melvin Gainey of Cheraw, SC; and LaJoyce Chapman Chapman of Patrick, SC.

     Grandchildren – Ralph Wilson Chapman, Jr. and his wife Mary Catherine “Katy” Turner Chapman of Patrick, SC; John Tyson Chapman and his wife Shannon McNally Chapman, of Prosper, TX; Shelley Chapman Morgan and her husband David Lester Morgan of Cheraw; SC and Amy Chapman Alexander and her husband Jon Patrick Alexander of Cheraw, SC

     Great Grandchildren – Zackary Kyle Chapman of Upland, IN: Ashley Brenn Chapman of Clemson, SC; Delaney Kathryn Chapman and her husband Ronan Aengus May of Cedar Park, TX; Jacob Thomas Chapman and Brody Wallace Chapman of Prosper, TX; Jon Matheson Alexander, Charles Thomas Alexander, Lily Cathryn Alexander and Jackson Caulder Alexander of Cheraw, SC; Ella Louise Morgan and James Elwood Morgan of Cheraw, SC; maternal uncle, William “Billy” Norman Matheson and his wife, Frances Isgett Matheson of Marietta, GA; and all the close and extended members of the Chapman, Matheson, Phillips and Wallace families. She loved each and every one of you.

     Pallbearers will be great grandsons – Charles Thomas Alexander, Jackson Caulder Alexander, Jon Matheson Alexander, Brody Wallace Chapman, Jacob Thomas Chapman, and Zackary Kyle Chapman.

     Honorary pallbearers will be great nephews – David Jonathan Howiler, Ashley Frank Phillips, and John Robert “Rhett” Phillips.

     For those wishing to make a donation in her memory, the family suggests memorials to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, c/o Arlene Hancock,1680 Sam Jones Rd, Patrick SC, 29584, or to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Chapman family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • January 27, 2021.  

 

 Ruth Ragan Dove

CHERAW – Ruth Ragan Dove, 80, died Thursday, Jan-uary 21, 2021. Born in Lillington, NC, and raised in Rockfish, NC, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Blanche Ragan. She was the widow of Lorenze “Buie” Dove. She was a member of Morven Baptist Church. In her highschool days, she was an all-state basketball player at 71st High School in Fayetteville,NC. Mrs. Dove enjoyed watching football, basketball and NASCAR racing. She loved helping others and taking care of children. She was a retired daycare owner. (35years) (It was said that she raised half of her community.) She was very proud when one of her “little ones” would grow-up and be successful in life. She felt that a positive start helped ensure their achievements. Ruth loved life and never met a stranger.

     Surviving is her son, Paul (Gail) Dove of Lilesville, NC, daughters, Lisa (Tim) Adair of Cheraw, SC, Phyllis (Bain) Cameron of South Hill, VA, grandchildren, Austin (Hannah), Ragan, Elizabeth, Matthew, Timothy, great grandchildren, Madelynn, Addison, Mason, sisters, Joyce (Joe) Martin of Greenville, NC, Vivian Rogers of Kenly, NC, a sister of the heart, Ethel Eckenstein and daughter of the heart, Kate McBride, and a special friend, Durand Pressley of Cheraw, SC.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a sister, Wanda McMillan and a brother-in-law, Charles Rogers.

     A graveside memorial service was held 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. Mrs. Dove was in repose 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. In lieu of flowers: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Ronald McDonald House Charities, 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1263. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • January 27, 2021.  

 

Carson Gilbert Haire

WALLACE – Carson Gilbert Haire, 76, died, Monday, January 18, 2021. Born in Marlboro County, SC he was a son of the late Gilbert R. and Lena Lee Hatcher Haire. He was the widower of Linda Charlene Haire. He was a member of Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. He truly loved the Lord. He worked in trucking for 53 years. (eight years for Pepsi, 20 years for Builders Transport and 25 years with McGee Transportation). He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and helping others.

     Survived by the love of his life, Leila Haire, his sisters, Elsie Woods of High Point, NC, Bonnie Williams of High Point, NC, Christine (Jim) Cranford of High Point, NC, Jerri (Chico) Luyanda of Dallas, TX, grandchildren, Michael, Amanda and Michelle.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, a brother Allen Haire and children, Buddy Haire and Steve Haire. The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 2:00 PM Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • January 27, 2021.  

 

Faye Marze Huggins

CHERAW – Mrs. Faye Marze Huggins, age 91, entered into rest on Friday, January 22, 2021 at her home. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens by Brent Taylor. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery.

     Due to the continued COVID-19 risks, we ask that you practice social distancing at all times and refrain from any physical contact. The family would like for all attending the service to please wear a face covering.

      Mrs. Huggins was born October 20, 1929 in Mt.Croghan, SC a daughter of the late Edwin and Pauline Rushing Marze. She was a former employee of Delta Mills and retired as secretary of First Baptist Church of Cheraw. Mrs. Huggins, along with her husband, was the former co-owner and operator of the Chuckwagon Grill in Chesterfield. She enjoyed cross stitching, reading, working cross word puzzles, and traveling to all the flea markets with her late husband.

     In addition to her parents, Faye was also preceded in death by her husband, Marion James Huggins; and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Preceded siblings include, Edwin “Pete” Marze, Frances Cannon, Anna Belle Rainwater, Idelle King, Luille Komorowski, and Ronnie Marze.

     Survivors include her children, Linda Thomas of Cheraw, SC, and James “Mickey” Huggins of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Stacey (Joe) Hurst of Chesterfield, SC, and Ryan Thomas and family of Conway, SC; great grandchildren, Saylor Hurst, and Peyton Hurst; great-great-great granddaughter, Taylin Brady; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Regency Southern-Care Hospice for the extraordinary care and love shown to Mrs. Huggins and her family.

     Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102; or Leukemia Research Foundation,191 Waukegan Road, Suite 105, Northfield, IL 60093, or to Regency SouthernCare Hospice, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Huggins family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • January 27, 2021.  

 

Anson Jacobs Sr.

CHERAW – Mr. Anson Jacobs, Sr., age 83, entered into rest on Wednesday, January20, 2021. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, January 22, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Marty Nason and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Jacobs was born February 9, 1937 in Columbia, SC a son of the late Spofford Anson and Essie Lee Davis Jacobs. He was a retired employee of Carolina Canners with 34 years of service and a member of the SC Army National Guard. A faithful, life-long member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Mr. Jacobs served in numerous capacities through-out the years. He enjoyed collecting and repairing clocks and flying model airplanes. Anson was always willing to help anyone that he could. Having the ability to repair anything, he was known as a “Jack of All Trades.” Mr. Jacobs was proud of his Model A cars and enjoyed working on his tractor.

     In addition to his parents, Anson was also preceded in death by his brothers, Richard Scott Jacobs, Sr., and Rev. Ralph H. Jacobs, Sr.; and sister, Barbara J. Campbell. A true family man, Anson was a devoted husband, father, and “Pa-Pa.” He was quick to tell anyone how much he loved his “Little Bride.”

     He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Rebekah R. Jacobs of the home; children, Garland (Sherry) Jacobs, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, Jeff (Hollie) Jacobs of Bennettsville, SC; grandchildren, Blake (Mary-Kaitlin Thurman) Jacobs, Colby (Mica Hudson) Jacobs, Brittany (Nathan) Jenkins, Amber Jacobs, Rachael (Thomas Cassidy) Jacobs, Nick Jacobs, and Hunter (Christina Sadat) Sellers; great-grandchildren, Carson, Nolan, Cooper, Nora Claire, and Carina; sisters-in-laws, Novella M. Jacobs of Chesterfield, SC, and Janice H. Jacobs of Cheraw, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Carla Reid, 2525 W. Market Street Ext., Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jacobs family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • January 27, 2021.

 

Effie Willis Kennedy

Effie Willis Kennedy, 83, passed away January 12th, 2021, surrounded by love. She was primarily known by many for her animated smile and witty personality. In the community, many knew her for herself-sacrificing spirit in sharing the Bible’s message as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Others knew her as the Secretary at Long High School in the 60s. She was also known for her many years as a Walmart Associate, which spans back to the 70s. She was laid to rest on January 16, 2021, with a private burial at Foundry Hill Cemetery. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. A Memorial for her was held on January 24th on a virtual meeting site.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • January 27, 2021  

 

Reverend Olin D. Parker

CHESTERFIELD – Reverend Olin D. Parker, age 74, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, January 23, 2021 after a sudden illness. The family is very grateful to God that he was never diagnosed with, nor did he have to suffer with Covid – 19. Graveside services were 4:00 PM Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery by Pastor Mark Phillips. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home. Friends stopped by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Tuesday, between the hours of 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM to view and pay their respects. Due to the continued COVID-19 risks, we ask that you practice social distancing at all times and refrain from any physical contact. The family would like for all attending the service to please wear a face covering.

     Reverend Parker was born June 22, 1946 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Olin and Myrtle Tucker Parker. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a graduate of Ruby High School. Bro. Olin attended Mid-Atlantic Bible College and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. In 1982, he accepted the call on his life to preach the Gospel. He pastored Antioch Baptist of Jefferson, Victory Baptist of Monck’s Corner, Oak Street Baptist of Pageland, and was the interim pastor of North Cheraw Baptist Church. In later years, Bro. Olin enjoyed helping pastors and churches when needed. His heart was telling others the good news of Jesus Christ and pointing them to their need of a Savior. He was a true family man who enjoyed spending time with his grandson. Bro. Olin enjoyed watching football and following politics on Fox News.

     In addition to his parents, Reverend Parker was also preceded in death by his brother, William H. “Bill” Parker.

     Survivors include his beloved wife of 51 years, Ruth Curtis Parker of the home; daughter, Tina Parker (Jay) Saffel of Laurinburg, NC; grandson, Curtis Parker (Sherry) Boatwright; sister, Sue (Gerald) Jordan of Mt. Croghan, SC; sister-in-law, Bonnie Tucker Parker of Chesterfield, SC; nieces, Brandi Parker Johnson of Hartsville, SC, and Charlotte Parker Goforth of TN; nephews, John Jordan, and Richard Jordan both of Mt. Croghan, SC.

      Memorials may be made to Suffer The Children, 500 Westover Drive, #14023, Sanford, NC 27330 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Parker family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • January 27, 2021.  

 

Jess Guy Penegar Jr.

CHERAW – Jess Guy Penegar, Jr., 89, died Saturday, January 23, 2021. Born in Lancaster, SC he was a son of the late Jess Guy and Virginia Beck Penegar. He was the widower of Nancy Wilson Penegar. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran. He was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class. He was a Free Mason. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and wood crafts.

     Surviving is his son, Jess Guy (Sandy) Penegar, III of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Debra Lamb of Rowland, NC, grandchildren, Erin (Andy) Sutherland, Kelly Disharoon, Jess Penegar, IV, Mark Penegar and 6 great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Helga Penegar and Jean Morgan (Harvey) both of Lancaster, SC.

     He is preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, son, Kevin M. Penegar, a brother, Robert Penegar and a sister, Frances Shaw. A graveside service with military honors was held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 26, 2021, (for extended family), in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Mr. Penegar was in repose from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday, January 25, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: Crescent Hospice, 1039 Cheraw St, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • January 27, 2021  

 

Brenda Joyce Perhealth

CHERAW – Brenda Joyce Perhealth, 69, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Born in Hartsville, SC she was a daughter of the late Clem Edward McQuaig and Betty Wallace (Dennis) Lloyd. She was a faithful member of Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC, where she served as Secretary/Treasurer. Working in the church brought her great joy. She enjoyed singing with her two sisters at church. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and daughter, also she was Nanny to many. She took very good care of her family. Taking care of great grandbabies was a favorite way to spend her days. She will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews and close friends that loved her dearly. She loved to cook in large quantities. If you came to eat and left hungry, it wasn’t her fault. Christmas was her favorite holiday.

      Surviving is her husband Billy Donald Perhealth, Sr. of Wallace, SC, a son, Billy Donald (Kimberly) Perhealth, Jr. of Wallace, SC, a daughter, Rebecca Thomas Foster of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Tyler (Jessica) Perhealth, Ashley Renee Perhealth, great grandchildren, Zachary Perhealth, Allie Perhealth, sisters, Renee Bethea of Wallace, SC and Ann (Richard) Rainwater.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, also, a daughter, Amy Denise Perhealth and her husband, Daniel Canter. A graveside service was held 1:00 PM, Friday, January 22, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • January 27, 2021.  

 

June Slusser

June Slusser, 97, passed away on January 16, 2021 due to complications related to COVID. Born June 2, 1923 in Marshalltown, Iowa, she grew up in the Midwest. Being a child of the Great Depression, June remembers hard times during the “Dust Bowl.” Her grandmother, Clara Clemens, came to live with them and warmed their lives with the stories she shared. Charles Ames, June’s father, encouraged his daughters to go to college. June attended the University of Iowa and earned a B.A. in Education with a minor in Spanish.

      After college, June helped with the World War 2 effort by working on a top-secret project in Oak Ridge,Tennessee. It was there that she met her future husband, Robert Slusser, who was also working at the facility.The top-secret project, the atomic bomb, ended World War 2. June and Bob were married on June 14, 1947 and enjoyed 62 years of marriage until Robert’s passing in 2008. They made their home in Charleston, West Virginia for 25 years. As a stay home Mom, June raised 3 daughters: Carol, Nancy, and Mary. Retirement from the Union Carbide in 1977 took Bob and June to Beaufort, South Carolina for 25 years. Retirement activities kept their lives busy. They faithfully attended St. Helena’s Episcopal Church and were active volunteers. June enjoyed Lady’s Island Country Club activities such as golf, bridge, and social events. Bob and June boated around the scenic Low Country water-ways. They enjoyed fishing and crabbing. As a gourmet cook, June prepared delicious fresh seafood meals. Their favorite beach spots were Hunting Island and Fripp Island. Lifestyle changes in 2005 brought June and Bob to Columbia, S.C. to be near family. She was a sweet, loving, and compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, and loyal friend.

     Left to cherish her memories are two daughters, Nancy Slusser Madden and Mary Slusser Ruddle (Roy); her sister, Mary Ames Hykes; granddaughter Kristen Bennett Miller (Kevin); grandsons, Griff Madden (Sarah), Matthew Bennett (Erica), Tyler Madden; and six beloved great grandchildren; Kaiden, Knox, Robert, Ames, Mackall, and Sadie. She is also survived by her nieces; Carolsyn Devick, Lucy Hesse (Konrad); son-in-laws, Boodie Madden and Paul Bennett.

     June was predeceased by her husband, Robert Slusser and daughter, Carol Slusser Pritt. The family would like to thank Wellmore of Lexington Memory Care staff for the compassionate and wonderful care that they gave June. The family would also like to thank Agape Hospice Care for all their help and support.

     Due to the pandemic, funeral arrangements will be made at a later. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: St. David’s Ceme-tery Association, P.O. Box1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or Agape Care Hospice, 110 Dillon Drive, Spartanburg, S.C. 29307, or a charity of one’s choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • January 27, 2021   

 

Sally Hinson Adams

JEFFERSON – Mrs. Sally Hinson Adams, age 65, entered into rest on January 30, 2021. A private family graveside service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery by Pastor Rick Hunter and Pastor David Sanders.

     In celebrating Mrs. Adams’s beautiful life and career, the family has requested that friends, former students, and colleagues please mail a special memory to 267 Tickle Hill Rd, Jefferson, SC 29718 or add memories and condolences to her tribute wall at mrcfuneralhome.com.

     Mrs. Adams was born August 11, 1955 in Monroe, NC a daughter of the late Joseph Thomas Hinson, Sr. and Ruth Plyer Hinson. She attended Winthrop University and Francis Marion University attaining her undergraduate degrees and received her Masters of Education from Clemson University. Her teaching career spanned over 35 years as she taught in Laurens County, Chesterfield County, and retired from Darlington County School District as a teacher supports pecialist. Sally was a dedicated and accomplished educator, mentor, and friend who left a lasting impression on so many of her students. She will always be remembered as a truly caring teacher who possessed the ability to make learning fun and creative.

     Mrs. Adams was a faithful member of Jefferson Baptist Church, where she served on the social committee and was the former church treasurer. She was currently serving on the Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation Board. Sally enjoyed crafting and working outdoors. Her greatest passion was being “Mi-Mi” to her grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Adams was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Joseph Hinson, Jr., Bobby Hinson, and Richard Hinson.

     Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Carl “Buck” Adams of the home; daughters, Crystal Adams (Rev. Tony) Pope, and Tiffany Adams (Travis) Sanders both of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Alexis Pope, Jon Pope, Joseph Pope, Brittain Sanders, and Chloe Sanders; brother, Lawson (Betty Rose) Hinson of Jefferson, SC; sister, Wanda Hinson Neff of Debary, FL; sisters-in-law, Dianne Hinson of Fountain Inn, SC, and Jean Hinson of Jefferson, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Jefferson Baptist Church, P.O. Box 247, Jefferson, SC2 9718. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Adams family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

Myra Lynn Baker

Myra Lynn Baker, 61, of Pageland, SC died Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 2PM from the Salem United Methodist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born July 22,1959 in Monroe, NC to the late Dossie Baker and Olivia Miller. Survivors: children, Christopher Johnson (Latoya), Henry Johnson (Erica), and Kionna Edgeworth (Ferente), Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Asia Johnson, Taliyah Edgeworth, Laney Johnson, and Kaylin Edgeworth, all of Pageland, SC; sisters, Kaye Caudle, Patricia Caudle, Emily Miller, Gloria Reid and Barbara Rushing; brothers, Larry Caudle, Eric Tyson and Tyriq Baker. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

James Louis Blakeney

James Louis Blakeney, 77,of Marshville, NC died Sat-urday, January 23, 2021. A graveside service was held Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2PM from the Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Lancaster, SC. He was born June 12, 1943 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Eugene Edward Blakeney and Vadie Lee Funderburk Blakeney. Survivors: wife, Joyce F. Blakeney; children, Crystal Blakeney (Clyde) Jackson, Lancaster, SC, James Michael (Sherry) Blakeney, Monroe, NC, Christopher Eugene Blakeney, Marshville, NC; and Vashti B. (Tasha) Washington, Virginia Beach, VA;13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; brother; Hayne (Diane) Blakeney, Marshville, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

Anne Bryan

NEWTON, N.J. – Heaven got a new Organist for their choir. Anne Bryan has moved on to the ultimate music section in the universe. Anne was a woman of many talents. To all who were apart of her life music would be the connection that played its rhythm through our lives. She was a pianist, organist, and teacher. Anne shared her gift of music through those venues as well as her everyday life. If you entered her home, it was fairly certain that music would be playing somewhere some how.

     Anne Helen Byrd Bryan passed away peacefully on Sunday January 24th, 2021.She was preceded in death by her parents Amanda Carol Dove and step-father Joseph Mack Baker; husband Bill Bryan; brothers Jim Baker and Peter Baker; Surviving are her children Laurence (Diana) Bryan of Billings, MO, Melissa (Tim) Mohan of Newton, NJ, step children Carl (Lois) Simpson of Edwardsville, IL, Grant Simpson of Phoenix, AZ, grandchildren Anne Mohan and Gemma Mohan, brother Joseph (Martha) Baker of Charlotte, NC., sister-in-law, Rosalie Baker of Little River, SC, sister-in-law, Pamela Baker of Cheraw, SC, nieces Anna Maria Baker (Craig) Watson, Carolyn (Rich) Northrup and Rebecca Baker, nephews, Mack (Gena) Baker, Jim (Carrie) Baker and Carey Baker. There are also many great-nieces, nephews, cousins, many fellow musicians, students and friends who were all dear to Anne.

     At later dates there will bean Internment service at Arlington National Cemetery as well as a time of remembrance and celebration of life in Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials: Cheraw Arts Commission Post Office Box 219 Cheraw, South Carolina 29520 Alzheimer’s Association act. alz.org/donate. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

Joseph Stewart ‘JJ’ Cope Jr.

SOCIETY HILL – Joseph Stewart “JJ” Cope, Jr., 36, of Society Hill died on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.

      Graveside services were held on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3 PM at Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery. Viewing was held from 12 until 5 PM on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Kistler Hardee Funeral Home.

     Joseph was born in Chesterfield County. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Joseph also worked for many years driving trucks with his dad.

     Surviving are his parents, Helen and Joseph Cope; his wife, Amy Larymore; two children, Chelsea (Brycen) Larymore and Eddie Tiller; his sisters, Brooke and Heather; special nephews and niece, Joseph Scott, Israel Scott, Taylor Nivens, Joseph L. Cope and Elijah Jackson; his father-in-law, Heyward Larymore; sister-in-law, Angela “Angelica” (Casey) Whitaker and their children; and special friends, Jessie Gainey and her children and JT Turner. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

Betty Helms Harpe

CHERAW – Mrs. Betty Helms Harpe, age 89, entered into rest on Thursday, January 28, 2021. A private family service will be held at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery officiated by Pastor Fred McDaniel.

     Mrs. Harpe was born April 21, 1931 in Charlotte, NC a daughter of the late Hoyle and Athenae Furr Helms. She was a retired employee of Carolina Packaging and a former employee of Sacony Industries. Following her retirement, Betty enjoyed working at the Country Kitchen making desserts. Mrs. Harpe was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working in her flowers and was known for her green thumb.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Harpe was also preceded in death by her brother, Hoyle Helms, Jr.

     Survivors include her children, Jerry P. Harpe of Cheraw, SC; Billy R. (Angela) Harpe of Florence, SC, Rhonda (David) Rhyne, and Karen H. Teachy both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Zachary (Jessica) Harpe, Taylor (Hannah) Harpe, Toby (Summer) Rhyne, Jody (Marcia) Rhyne, Leigh Ann (Jonathan) Perry, and Chris (Caitlin) Teachy;10 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Helms of Charlotte, NC, Jewel Watson of Chesterfield, SC, and Sue Harpe of Cheraw, SC

     Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 3154 Hwy. 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Harpe family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

 Shannon Marie Laney

CHERAW – Shannon Marie Laney, 48, died Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Born in Cheraw, SC she was the daughter of Robbie and Karan H. Laney of Cheraw, SC. She taught gymnastics in Rock Hill and Cheraw, SC. She was an avid runner and enjoyed the outdoors.

     Surviving is her daughter, Juliana Laney of Cheraw, SC, her parents listed above, grandmother, Carol Harrell, aunts and uncles, Teresa Roller of Manning, SC, Ruth “Tootise” (John) Holmes of Dallas, TX and Sheree (Bob) Elick of Foley, AL. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jonathan Laney.

     A funeral service was held 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Cheraw First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. There was a private committal service following the service. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

Harry Rivers

Harry Rivers, 68, of Chesterfield, SC died Monday, January 11, 2021. A graveside service was held Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 1PM from the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born November 21, 1952 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Cecil and Lottie Pegues Rivers. Survivors: wife, Priscilla Rivers; daughters, Theressa Rivers (Preston Mc-Manus), Bernice Scott (Timothy), Amanda Rivers (Jermaine Lilly), all of Cheraw, SC; sons, Harry Rivers (Nicholle) of Meriden CT and Lavern Rivers (Tammy) of Cheraw SC; sisters, Louise Evans of New Haven CT, Mary Johnson, Myrtle Lee Johnson (David) both of Chesterfield SC, Betty Lou Rivers of New Haven CT and Roberta Lewis of Chesterfield SC; brother, Ulysses Rivers (Barbara Ann) of Chesterfield SC, 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

Beverly Louise Smith

Beverly Louise Smith 67, of Chesterfield, SC died Saturday, January 23, 2021. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1 PM from the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born August 31, 1953 in Chesterfield, SC to late Sarah Louise Smith Cannon and Mr. Lloyd David Smith. Survivors: daughter, Rakiya B. Morrison Chesterfield, SC; brothers, Lash LaRue Smith and James C. Smith, Chesterfield, SC; step sisters, Jamesena Cannon and Karen (Sim) McRae, Chesterfield, SC, Patricia (John) Marshall, Morven, NC, Gloria Brown, Columbia, SC and Genneatha Cannon, Cheraw, SC; stepbrothers, Vaughn Cannon and Eddie (Ann) Cannon, Wadesboro, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

Sara Margaret McDougald

 Stanton – Sara Margaret McDougald Stanton, 93, died Sunday, January 24, 2021. Born in Marlboro County she was a daughter of the late Clyde D. and Sarah Frances Rainwater McDougald. She was the widow of W.C. Stanton. Growing up she was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, where she became a Sunday School teacher and played the organ. Her family was an integral part of the ministry of Pleasant Grove and she always scared deeply for her “churchfamily.” In later years she and her husband became part of another church family at Cheraw First Baptist Church. In that congregation she was a Sunday School teacher and member of the WMU. She was a graduate of Coker University (at age 46). She was a retired second grade schoolteacher (1974-1989) from Cheraw Primary. Mrs. Stanton was a member of the South Carolina Education Association. She was a member of the Cheraw Civic League Garden Club which helped establish Centennial Park in Downtown Cheraw. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and yard work. She loved her grandchildren.

     Survivors include her sons, David Wilson Stanton of Cheraw, SC, Clyde Townsend (Regina) Stanton of Birmingham, AL, Hugh Joyce (Jennie) Stanton of Florence, SC, grandchildren, Michael Stanton, Wilson Stanton, David Stanton, Kate Stanton, sisters, Geneva McGilvray of Moultrie, GA, Laura Ann (Charles) Haley of Cheraw, SC, Sue Frances Lee of Cheraw, SC.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a son, Prentiss Kinney Stanton, a grandchild, Alexander Stanton, brothers, Boyce McDougald, Richard Edwin McDougald and Gene Clyde McDougald.

     Mrs. Stanton lay in repose 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Cheraw First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, 122 Main Street, Chesterfield (SC), 29709 or Cheraw First Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Mercy In Me Free Medical Clinic, PO Box1684, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

Dianne Oliver Thompson

JEFFERSON – Ms. Dianne Oliver Thompson, age 65, entered into rest on Saturday, January 30, 2020. A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Reverend Marvin Griggs. The family will greet friends immediately following the service.

     Ms. Thompson was born November 10, 1955 in North Carolina, a daughter of the late Hazel “Sam” and Annie Mae Rollings Oliver. She was a seamstress and worked for many years in the textile industry. Dianne valued her friendships and cherished the time spent with friends. She also enjoyed spending her days fishing at any creek bank she could find. Most of all, Dianne loved her grandchildren and watching them grow.

     In addition to her parents, Dianne is preceded in death by her sister Elaine Oliver Freeman.

     Survivors include her sons, Robert Faile of Kershaw, SC and Donald (Sharon) Thompson of Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Emily Thompson of Pageland, SC, Austin, Trenton, Ethan, Brooklynn, Caelyn, and Morgan Faile all of Kershaw, SC; companion of many years, Carol Griggs of Jefferson, SC; step-sons, Corey Griggs of Charleston, SC and Joey Griggs of Jefferson, SC; brother, Lynn (Donna) Oliver of Pageland, SC; special friend, Devin Raines of Hartsville, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Thompson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • February 3, 2021.

 

Patricia Threatt

Patricia Threatt, 58, of Pageland, SC died Sunday, January 24, 2021. A graveside service was held on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 2 PM from the Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Lancaster, SC. She was born March17, 1962 in Pageland, SC to the late James and Elizabeth Funderburk. Survivors: husband, Deacon Jerry Threatt; children, Canita (Cypheus) Bunton, Carla Threatt of Columbia, SC, Christopher Threatt and Patrick Threatt of the home; sisters, Beverly Blakeney, Barbara (George) Blakeney, Louvenia (Dennis) Threatt, Pageland, SC and Katherine (Robert) Watts, Lancaster, SC; brother, Pete (Vounder) Funderburk, Wingate NC and 8 grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page • February 3, 2021.

 

Minnie M. Chavis

BENNETTSVILLE – Minnie M. Chavis, 69, died Monday, February 1, 2021. Born in Bennettsville, SC she was the daughter of Franklin and Florrie Neta Jackson Thomas. She was a seamstress with B. C. Moores Company and enjoyed reading, sewing, and puzzle games. Above all Minnie was a loving mama and grandma, who loved spending time with her family.

     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Simon Thomas, Enos Thomas, and Timmy Thomas.

     She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Alexander Chavis; daughters, Amanda Steen and Samantha Clark (George Everette Bailey) both of Bennettsville, SC; sisters, Dorothy Mabe of Bennettsville, SC, Nita Wright of Bennettsville, SC, Nancie Chewning of Cheraw, SC and Libbie Webb of Bennettsville, SC; grandchildren, Miranda Steen (Lorina) of Bennettsville, SC, Michelle Wilson (Brandon) of Society Hill, SC, Michael Chavis (Angie) of Jefferson, SC, Noah Cooper Clark of Bennettsville, SC and Julia Deaton of Bennettsville, SC; and great grandchildren, Bradley Steen of Society Hill, SC, Kaleb Chavis of Chesterfield, SC and Gabriel Chavis of Chesterfield, SC.

     A graveside funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bennettsville, SC. The family will receive friends following the service at the Cemetery and at other times at the home. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • February 10, 2021.

 

Donna Lynn Hunt Dixon

PATRICK – Mrs. Donna Lynn Hunt Dixon, age 54, entered into rest on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Graveside services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 4, 2021, at Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens by Pastor Donnie Driggers. The family received friends from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Thursday, February 4, 2021, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Dixon was born October 1, 1966, in Anson County, North Carolina, a daughter of John William (Johnny) and Hazel Diane Purvis Hunt. Donna was a home maker, and her grandchildren were her world. She loved to travel to the beach with her family.

     Mrs. Dixon was preceded in death by her son, William Daniel Dixon. Survivors include her husband of 34 years, William “David” Dixon, of the home; children, Amanda Lynn (Shane) Atkinson of Patrick, SC, Michelle Danielle (Joshua) Dorsey of Patrick, SC; parents, Johnny and Dianne Hunt of Patrick, SC; 6 grandchildren, Will Anderson, Alexis Dorsey, Lilly McLain, Chase Dorsey, Konnor Atkinson, Karson Atkinson; and her brother, Matt Hunt, of Chesterfield, SC.

     Memorials may be made to the St Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Dixon family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • February 10, 2021.

 

Elease Jackson

CHARLOTTE, NC – Elease Jackson, 83, died on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. A graveside service was held Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 1 PM from the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Kershaw, SC. She was born November 6, 1937 in Kershaw, SC to the late Gertrude Sowell Jackson and Leonard Jackson, Sr.

     Survivors: children, Monica Jackson, Charlotte, NC, Dianne Jackson, Charlotte, NC, Joan Hairston-Jackson, Jacksonville, FL and Raymond Jackson (Imogen Jackson), Charlotte, NC; siblings, Doris Kirkland (Tom Kirkland), Charlotte, NC, Louise Gray, Charlotte, NC, Marian Ratliff, Charlotte, NC, Joan Jackson, Charlotte, NC and Ronald Jackson, Manhattan, NY; 37 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • February 10, 2021.

 

Lash Smith

CHESTERFIELD – Lash Smith, 64, died on Monday, February 1, 2021. Funeral service was held Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 2 PM from the St. James A. M. E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born April 7, 1956 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Sarah Louise Smith Cannon and Lloyd David Smith. Survivors: daughter, Lashley Nicole Smith, Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Da’Shon Rorie, Cameron Butler, Jordan Butler, and Mi’Kerion Smith, Chesterfield, SC; brother, James C. Smith, Chesterfield, SC; step sisters, Jamesena Cannon and Karen (Sim) McRae, Chesterfield, SC, Patricia (John) Marshall, Morven, NC, Gloria Brown, Columbia, SC and Genneatha Cannon, Cheraw, SC; stepbrothers, Vaughn Cannon and Eddie (Ann) Cannon, Wadesboro, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • February 10, 2021.

 

Stephen McCoy ‘Strawberry’ Smith

Mr. Stephen McCoy “Strawberry” Smith, 59, of Patrick, passed away Sunday morning, January 31st, 2021, while at home with his family. The family held a memorial service at 2:00 on Saturday afternoon, February 6th, 2021, at the home of his sister, Phyllis Moose.

     A native and life-long resident of Chesterfield County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late Grady and Lou Ella Smith. He was a painter for 30+ years, enjoyed fishing, and loved the Redskins.

     He is survived by his siblings: Phyllis (Kelly) Moose, Linda Parker, and Allen Smith all of Patrick; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Cheri Childress; and his dog, Tippy.

     Strawberry was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rillie Smith; and a brother, Travis Smith. Norton Funeral Home of Hartsville is honored to be serving the Smith family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • February 10, 2021.

 

Allen Wayne White

WALLACE – Allen Wayne White, 63, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, February 4, 2021. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of the late Nathan Everette and Lillian Avis Clark White. He was a member of Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. (It was because of the loving care and devotion of his “Ma” that Wayne was able to live his Bestlife.)

     Surviving is his brother, Danny (Marian) White of Rockingham, NC, a sister, Diane (Tom) Cummings of Wallace, SC, nieces and nephews, Robyn Cummings, Angie Cummings, Tommy (Christie) Cummings, Erin (Eric Mace) White, Kelly (Jessica) White, great nieces and nephews, Mackenzie, Cheyenne, Caitlyn, Keith, Chaz, Alex, Abbie, Ethan, and Grayson. Also, special caregivers, Julian McKinnon and Jerry McCall (the family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to these caregivers.)      

     A Celebration of Life was held 3:00 PM, Monday, February 8, 2021 at Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace, SC (the service will be outside, in front of the church) with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service.

     Memorials may be made to: Richmond County Hospice Inc., 1119 US Hwy. 1N Rockingham, NC 28379 or Wallace Rescue Squad, PO Box 245, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • February 10, 2021.

 

Willie Alexander Gillespie Jr.

Willie Alexander Gillespie Jr., also lovingly known as Pete or “PK”, was born on September 29, 1948 in Cheraw SC, to the late Willie A and Gertrude Little Gillespie Sr. He fell asleep in death on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

     Willie graduated from Long High School, class of 1966. After graduation, he met and married Rosa Kahan Gillespie in 1967 for whom he was married to for 33 yrs. He worked for many years in the Textile Industry as a Mechanic, at both Burlington Manufacturing and INA Bearing, in Cheraw SC and at Wade Manufacturing in Wadesboro, NC – from which he retired.

     Willie was known for his “giving” spirit and willingness to help others. He was also known for his grilling and barbecuing kills, passed on to him by his father, Willie Sr. He loved playing horseshoes, fishing, music, and all things “Pittsburg Steelers.”

     He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughters, Jacqueline Roper (Dexter) of Cary NC; Linda Miller (John) of Camden SC; one granddaughter Destiny Roper; one brother, Robert L Gillespie (Ann) of Cheraw, SC; and one Aunt, Aree Williams of Newark, NJ; as well as a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and “friends”. He was dearly loved and will be terribly missed by many. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10A • February 10, 2021.

 

Tammie Lynn Holloway

BENNETTSVILLE – Ms.Tammie Lynn Holloway, 53, died on Saturday, January 3, 2021. Born, February 2, 1967 in Union County, NC, she was a daughter of Frances Dean Knight Holloway and the late Boyd Lee Holloway. Tammie worked as a manager in the retail industry, and loved her family dearly.

     Tammie leaves behind to cherish her memory; sons, Christopher Holloway and Reggie Moore both of Bennettsville, SC; daughters, Tanasia Holloway of Bennettsville, SC and Jasmine Holloway of Temple Terrace, FL; her mother, Frances Holloway of Bennettsville, SC; brothers, Scott Holloway of Greensboro, NC and Terry Holloway of Bennettsville, SC; sisters, Lisa Starnes of Bennettsville, SC and Kristie Holloway of Pageland, SC; and five grandchildren.

     A private service will be held at a later date. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 17, 2021.

 

William ‘Bill’ Francis Johnson

William “Bill” Francis Johnson went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 26, 2021. Bill was born in Cheraw, South Carolina on June 28, 1936. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School, Class of 1953 and served 4 years in the Air Force. Bill held two Masters Degrees in Business from Armstrong State University in Georgia. He was a dedicated employee of Union Camp/International Paper for 43 years. Bill had a real passion for baseball. He was a minor league umpire for the Southern League and the Savannah Braves, the minor league team for the Atlanta Braves. He was also a Division 1 umpire for Georgia Southern, and LSU and for the regional tournaments for the SEC.

     Bill had a heart to serve others. He faithfully volunteered for the ALANON program in Spartanburg, and the Grief Share program which met at First Baptist Church, Spartanburg where He was a devoted member. He enjoyed participating in their many programs including the Young At Heart program. He also enjoyed attending prayer meetings and church services at Christ Lighthouse in Inman, SC.

     Bill was a loving father, grandfather and great-grand-father. He is survived by his son Rod and wife Diane, grandchildren Tara and Rick Pridgen, great grandsons Jaxon Pridgen and Samuel Coggins all of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and his brother Tommy and wife Mary Johnson of Cheraw, South Carolina. Bill was also a devoted and adoring husband to his beloved wife Bea Dillard Johnson and loved dearly by her family. Bill truly cherished his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them.

     Bill had a zeal for life and never backed down from a challenge. He had many wonderful stories to share of a life fully lived. He was an amazing man who led an amazing life. He was taken from us too soon, but we find comfort in knowing we will one day be reunited with him in heaven. He was loved by many and will be profoundly missed. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 17, 2021.

 

Miranda Kay King

SOCIETY HILL – Mrs. Miranda Kay King, 31, died on Monday, February 8,2021. Born, August 6, 1989 in Darlington, SC she was a daughter of Gerald Wayne Alfred and Karyn Delores Wallace Conklin and step-father, Norman Conklin.

     Miranda was a devoted mother, who loved her family dearly. She also enjoyed crafting and taking care of others.

     Miranda leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband, William F. King; sons, William F. King, Jr. and Lucas W. King; and a daughter, Ella R. King all of the home; her parents, Karyn Conklin (Norm) of Cheraw, SC and Gerald Alfred of Monroe, MI; sisters, Taylor Pierce of Myrtle Beach, SC and Marah Alfred currently stationed in Japan; maternal grandfather, Autrey “Buck” Wallace of Cheraw, SC; paternal grandfather, Johnnie Alfred of Rockwood, MI; mother-in-law, Barbara King of Hartsville, SC; and sisters-in-law, Christy Keith and Jess O’Neill both of Hartsville, SC.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Calvary Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends prior to the service from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00p.m. at the church. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 17, 2021.

 

Harold A. Lomas Jr.

CHERAW – Mr. Harold A. Lomas, Jr., 81, died on Monday, February 8, 2021. Born, December 16, 1939 in Columbia, SC he was a son of the late Harold A. Lomas, Sr. and Merna Lee Corley Lomas.

     Mr. Lomas graduated high school from Eau Claire High School in Columbia, SC and earned an engineering degree from the University of South Carolina. He served his Country Proudly in the United States Air Force in France during the Berlin Crisis. He began his working career with the South Carolina Highway Department working with the Co-Op Program. Harold began working for Burlington Industries in 1965 as a trainee and moved up the corporate ladder until 1980 when Burlington became Highland/Takata Industries. He again moved up the corporate ladder with Highland/Takata becoming the Company’s Senior Vice President until his retirement in 2001.

     Harold was very active in his community, being associated with many organizations. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, where he served in many capacities, including, a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and an active member of his men’s Sunday School Class. He was also a loyal supporter of his beloved church and loved his church family. Mr. Lomas was a Board Member of the Chesterfield General Hospital as well as the past President of the Cheraw Country Club and the Cheraw Jaycees. Mr. Lomas was an influential member on the Chesterfield County Economic Board and was named South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development in 1992 by Governor Beasley. He was named the 1998 Cheraw Citizen of the Year and was a member of the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce and the Cheraw Kiwanis Club. Mr. Lomas was a lead supporter in many projects, including, the expansion of Northeastern Technical College, the ATE-Industry Technician Training Program, the Development of Arrowhead Park, the Restoration of the Theatre on the Green, the Construction of the new Matheson Memorial Library, and the continued improvements at Cheraw Municipal Airport.

     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Lomas.

     Mr. Lomas leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Mary M. Lomas; sons, Harold “Todd” Lomas (Teresa) of Huntersville, NC and Joe Lomas (Rhonda) of Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Suzanne Owens (Bill) of Cheraw, SC; brother, Troy Lomas (Marsha) of Blythewood, SC; a sister-in-law, Paulette Lomas of Blythewood, SC seven grandchildren, Brent Lomas (Courtney), Brandon Lomas (Journey), Kelby Lomas, Harold “Tanner” Lomas, Robert Owens, Ryan Owens and Shae Lomas; and four great-grandchildren, McKensley Lomas, Hunter Lomas, Salem Lomas and Bexley Lomas.

     A memorial service for Mr. Lomas will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, Building Fund, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 17, 2021.

 

Jane Howle Mayhew

CHERAW – Mrs. Jane Howle Mayhew, 77, died on Monday, February 8, 2021. Born, November 27, 1943 in Darlington, SC, she was a daughter of the late J. Adger Howle, Sr. and Janie Jackson Howle. Mrs. Mayhew was in the class of 1961 of St. John’s High School in Darlington, SC and she also graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1995 at the age of 52 from Coker College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Operations Management.

     Mrs. Jane was a member of the First United Methodist Church Cheraw, SC where she was in the Women’s Circle. She was also a member of the Couples Club. She worked at Highland Industries as a Product Development Designer Supervisor. Jane enjoyed ancestry research, cooking, especially for the semi-annual BBQ where she made the cornbread and bake sale items. She also enjoyed playing games and Facebook. Jane also loved spending time with her family.

     Along with her parents listed above, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost 47 years, R.E. Mayhew, Jr.; a stepson, Jackie Mayhew; brothers, J. Adger (Tootsie) Howle, Jr., and Walter Wilcox (JoAnne) Howle; a sister, Virginia H. (Marshall) Coleman; and a step-granddaughter, Rebecca Mayhew Cassidy

     She is survived by her daughter, Wendy Mayhew (Michelle Meteraud) of Charleston, SC; a step-daughter, Joan Mayhew Easterling of Cheraw, SC; a step-granddaughter, Crystal Mayhew McQuage (Jason); and one step-great grandchild, Jonathan Cassidy.

     A graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Systems Atrophy Coalition, 7918 Jones Branch Drive #300, McLean, VA 22102; or to the Roper Hospice Cottage 676 Wando Park Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 17, 2021.

 

Paula Leigh Money Sipe

PATRICK – Mrs. Paula Leigh Money Sipe, age 53, entered into rest on Friday, February 12, 2021. Funeral services were 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Palmetto Baptist Church by Pastor Joey Polson with burial follwed in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tuesday, prior to the service at the church.

     Mrs. Sipe was born May, 9, 1967 in Winston Salem, NC a daughter of Ida Mae Money and the late Earle Money. Paula enjoyed watching Little House on The Prairie and coloring. She enjoyed doing crafts and was a member of Palmetto Baptist Church. Paula’s children were her world.

     Paula was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her mother, Ida Mae Money of Patrick, SC; sons, Bryce Ryschon of the home, Derrick Sipe of Ft. Bragg, NC; daughter, Bre Anne Ryschon of Virginia; brother, Eric (Michelle) Money of Greenville, NC; grandchildren, Merabella and Rae-lynn Mae Sipe and their mother Kristina Sipe; loving companion, Randy Dixon of the home; niece, Elizabeth Gray Money of Greenville, NC; nephew, Colton Alexander Money of Greenville, NC.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sipe family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 17, 2021.

 

Elma ‘Bib’ M. Cassidy

Mrs. Elma “Bib” M. Cassidy, 84, died Thursday, February 18, 2021 at her home. Born, March 14, 1936 in Chesterfield County, SC she was a daughter of the late Theodore Lucas Melton, Sr and the late Lillie Jane Boatwright Melton. “Bib” was a devoted member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Cheraw.

     Along with her parents, listed above, Mrs. Cassidy was preceded in death by her brothers, May Harvey Melton, Willie Thurman Melton, Rudolph Melton, T.L. Melton, Jr. and Graylon Melton; and sisters, Annie Lee M. Stafford and Lillie Viola Melton.

     Mrs. Cassidy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her devoted husband of 65 years, W.M. Cassidy, Sr. of the home; her son, Wilson Mack Cassidy, Jr. (Kay B) of Florence, SC; and two grandchildren, Jonathan Cassidy of Salt Lake City, UT and Brooke Cassidy of Florence, SC.

     A graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.

     In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, C/O Carla Reid, 2525 W. Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

 

Shirley Lee Coker Haire

CHERAW – Shirley Lee Coker Haire, 55, died on Sunday, February 14, 2021. Born, December 6, 1965, in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Earl Monroe and Mary Lee Howard Coker.

     Shirley was a member of Cheraw Family Worship Center and was a devout Christian who believed in and cherished her God. She was a member of several Feeding Tube Awareness groups. Shirley had been living with a feeding tube since her brain stem stroke in 2014. She beat all odds for seven years. The dearest accomplishment in her life was her daughter Courtney, who was the only reason she fought for her life so hard. She said that the only reason she was still living was to see her daughter graduate from college.

     Shirley enjoyed bodybuilding at an early age and competed in several competitions. She was always proud of her body and continued to take care of herself after her stroke. Shirley was a cosmetologist for 30+ years, working many of those years at Hairstyles by Jan, and had many loyal customers. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of animals. Her passion was reading and transcribing her Bible daily.

     She is survived by her daughter, Courtney Leigh Haire of Cheraw, SC; a brother, James “Jim” Coker (Emily) of Cheraw, SC; a sister Dena Ann Coker of Franklin, NC; nephew, Timmy Clinkscales (Jessi), special Aunt, Sparkle Shoemake, lots of loving cousins and special friends and her grand fur baby Cooper “Coop”.

     A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the Howard Family Cemetery in the Cash Community.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please plant a flower in Shirley’s memory in your yard. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

 

Bobby Jordan

PATRICK – Mr. Bobby Jordan, age 72, entered into rest on Friday, February 19, 2021. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Monday, February 22, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funera lHome by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Jordan Family Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Monday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Jordan was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Vanessa Bowie Jordan; son, Bobby Ellis Jordan; brother, Luther Jordan, and sister, Shelby J. Ussery.

     Survivors include his sons, James (Donna) Jordan of Chesterfield, SC, and Michael Jordan of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Cody (Hannah) Jordan, Kelsey (Heath) Gulledge, Hannah Jordan, Michael Joplin, and Adian Jordan; brother, Howard (Pam) Jordan of Columbia, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Dialysis Research, c/o The American Kidney Fund 1921 Rockville Pike, Suite300, Rockville, MD 20852. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jordan family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

 

William Bill Herbert Liles

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. William “Bill” Herbert Liles, age 89, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. A private family grave-side service will be held at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery by Pastor Phil Wyatt and Rev. Jackie Hinson.

      Friends could stop by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Sunday, February 21, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM to view and pay their respects. A Celebration of Life service for family and friends will be announced in the coming months.

     Mr. Liles was born September 23, 1931 in Lilesville, NC a son of the late Eli and Sally Ussery Liles. He was a graduate of Lilesville High School and a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Liles was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and a former member of Candlewyck Baptist Church of Charlotte where he formerly served as Deacon. Bill was the owner and State Farm agent of the Liles Insurance Agency with 37 years of service. A man who never met a stranger, Bill was quick to strike up a conversation with anyone. He enjoyed boating and spending time at his home on Lake Wylie, and going out to dinner with friends.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Liles was also preceded in death by his wife, Ann Rollins Liles; brother, James D. Liles; and infant brother, Sanford Liles.

     Survivors include his son, Tim Liles and long-time companion, Kim Brueckner of Charlotte, NC; caregiver, Barbara Smith of Chesterfield, SC; brothers-in-law, Robert Carrison (Clara) Rollins of Cheraw, SC, and Ralph (Kaye) Rollins of Chesterfield, SC; sisters-in-law, Christine (Ted) Rogers of LaPlata, MD, and Eunice (Doug) Ruff of Columbia, SC; and his beloved K-9 companion, “Blackie.”

     Bill’s family is grateful to Dr. Gina Morrill and the entire staff of Atrium Health – Union for the extraordinary care provided to Mr. Liles.

     Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, “Cemetery Fund,” P.O. Box66, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Liles family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

 

Marshall ‘PaPa’ King Oliver

JEFFERSON – Mr. Marshall “PaPa” King Oliver, 76, of Jefferson, SC went to be with his Lord on Friday, February 12, 2021 in Monroe, NC. Mr. Marshall King Oliver was born on August 8, 1944 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Reece Evans Oliver and Katherine Kirkley Oliver.

     He is preceded in death by his brothers, Jimmy Oliver, Claude “Buddy” Oliver, Bobby Oliver, Billy Oliver and sisters, Sarah Deese and Thelma “Tenny” Graves. He was a member of Fork Creek United Methodist Church. Marshall acquired his General Contractor’s License and built his own business. He enjoyed working with the crews until he retired in 2010. He took pride in working outside in his yard. Marshall enjoyed spending time and heading up beach trips with all his children and grandchildren. He especially enjoyed going on his Friday “Papa Day” trips to In & Out Mini Mart with the grandchildren for 35 years.

      Mr. Oliver is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Brenda Boatwright Oliver of Jefferson, SC, daughters, Pam Jackson (Mike) of Conway, SC and Rhonda Rivers (Andy) of Pageland, SC; brother, Jerry Oliver (Diane) of Jefferson, SC; sisters, Joyce Helms (Johnny) of Jefferson, SC and Patsy Elzey (Horace) of Jefferson, SC; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 6 step great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Friends could stop by Baumgartner Funeral Home on Monday, February 15, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM to sign the register book and pay their respects. There will be a Private Celebration of Life Graveside Service.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fork Creek United Methodist Church, C/O Cemetery Fund, PO Box 308, Jefferson, SC 29718 or Town of Jefferson Cemetery Fund, PO Box 306, Jefferson, SC, 29718.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Oliver family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

 

Mildred Pigge Plyler

PAGELAND – Mrs. Mildred Pigge Plyler, 88, of Pageland, SC passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in Monroe, NC. Mrs. Mildred Plyler was born on August 15, 1932 in Cheraw, SC to the late James Robert Pigge Sr. and Annie Driggers Pigge.

        She is preceded in death by her husband, George William Plyler; brothers, Theodore Pigge and James Leo Pigge; sister, Sylvia Garris; and grandchildren, Sherry Denise Plyler, and Baby Boy Plyler. Devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, one of her biggest enjoyments was keeping the family close and supportive of one another. She always looked forward to being involved with the community and church. She was always surrounded by her close friends and was committed to sending cards throughout the community to people. Mildred was a Matron of the Eastern Star.

        Mrs. Plyler was the owner of Plyler’s Food Shop in Pageland, SC for over thirty years and was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Marshville, NC. She loved going shopping and working jigsaw puzzles with friends. Mildred loved her flowers and to watch birds, especially Cardinals.

         Mrs. Plyler is survived by her sons, Jerry Wayne Plyler (Wanda), Eric Plyler (Veronica), Michael Lynn Plyler all of Pageland, SC; brother, James R. Pigge Jr. (Libby) of Cheraw; sisters, Margaret Byrd of Atmore, AL and Sybil Steele (Artis) of Pensacola FL; grandchildren, Andrea Atwell (Ricky), Jason Lynn Plyler, Danita Hinson (Chad Medlin), Heather Godwin (Chancey), Jerica Usher (Trent), Adam Gregory Plyler, Jantzen Brianne Plyler, Jodi Pate (Brandon) and great grandchildren, Kacie Plyler, Kara Hinson, Alexia Atwell, Brooke Atwell, Kaitlyn Hinson, Makayla Medlin, Bella Godwin, Cooper Atwell, Major Usher, Captain Usher, Ace Godwin, Baze Usher, and Saylor Pate.

          Anyone could stop by the funeral home from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Baumgartner Funeral Home to sign the register book and pay their respects. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Family Life Center with Pastor Mel Winstead officiating.

        Burial was private. Due to COVID 19, the family asks that everyone that attends the funeral to please wear a mask and keep in mind social distancing rules. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Springhill Assisted Living, 514 South Gum Street, Pageland, SC 29728. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Plyler family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

 

Rosa Lee Pulliam

CHERAW – Reverend Rosa Lee Pulliam, 99, died on Monday, February 15, 2021. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 1PM from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Montrose Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. She was born August 11, 1921 in Marlboro County, SC to the late Benjamin Franklin Johnson, Sr. and Hattie Lucas Johnson. Survivors: daughters, Doris Porter, Thelma (Wallace) Funderburk and Louester Hooks; son, Clifton E. Short; special daughters, Grayce D. Smith, Mary R. Jackson, Daisy Eckels, Barbara E. Smith, and Margaret Ford; grandchildren, Cynthia (Jerome) Johnson, Felicia Hooks, Thomas V. Kitt, Maurice Short, Candra Short, Tamika Short, Chrishonda (Dominique) Pearson, Willie (Ingrid) Hooks Jr., Jonette Dixon, Reginald Jackson, and Iscaria (Eddie) Dows; thirteen great grand children and seven great great- grand-children and a sister-in-law, Arie Williams. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

 

Dorothy ‘Jean’ Sikes

RUBY – Miss Dorothy “Jean” Sikes, age 51, entered into rest on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Center Grove Baptist Church by Rev. Rodney Nicholson and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at the church.

     Miss Sikes was born January 18, 1970 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late William Franklin “Hamp” and Barbara Jean Melton Sikes. She was a graduate of Central High School and a faithful member of Center Grove Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and very active in Vacation Bible School. Jean was an employee of Sun Recycling and a former employee of Pageland Screen Printers. She enjoyed reading, shopping, and spending time with her family. A lady known for her huge heart and loving personality, Jean will also be fondly remembered for her extreme thoughtfulness and her ability to remember EVERYONE’s birthday with a call, text, or card. Of all things that brought her happiness, Jean’s world revolved around being “Mom” to her daughter, Gracie, her pride and joy!

     In addition to her parents, Miss Sikes was also preceded in death by sisters-in-law, Nancy Irene Johnson, and Elizabeth “Dete” Hodge Roscoe; and brothers-in-law, Tim Brock, Ronnie Roscoe, Eugene Roscoe, and Floyd Hodge.

     Survivors include her daughter, Madison Grace “Gracie” Roscoe; loving companion of 17 years and fiancé, Donald Roscoe; mother-in-law, Loretta Roscoe; brothers-in-law, James Harrison (Wanda) Rosoce, Roger “Rock” Roscoe, Johnny (Sheila) Roscoe, and Walter Roscoe; sisters-in-law, Dorothy “Dot” (James) Rivers, Carolyn Roscoe, Rachel Brock, Sarah (Terry) Johnson, Hazel (Jeff) Bell, and Sandra (Scott) Edwards; numerous cousins including Connie Howard, Annette Parrott, and Jackie Burnish; her “Adopted Mom,” Lucy Hancock Hannah; and numerous friends including her closest, Nancy O. Plyler, and Lisa T. Smith.

     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society,128 Stonemark Ln, Columbia, SC 29210. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

 

Pearlene Dinkins

CHERAW – Pearlene Dinkins, 67, died on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 12PM from the Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Lancaster Memorial Park Cemetery, Lancaster, SC. She was born July 10, 1953 in Lancaster, SC to the late Leroy Dinkins and Elizabeth Rebecca Dinkins. Survivors: children: Chiffon Johnson (Brian), Lancaster, SC, Kary Dinkins (Captonia),Cheraw, SC and Trenene Collins (Glen), Clarksburg, MD; grandchildren: Sekia Davis, Lancaster, SC, Savon Davis, Gastonia, NC, Aliyah Davis, Ft. Rucker, AL, Diamon Davis, Lancaster, SC, Le’Andrew Bennett, Atlanta, GA, Tony Dinkins, St. Louis, MO, Raegan Philips, Glen Collins Jr. and Jalen Collins all of Clarksburg, MD, Rikethia Creech, Baltimore, MD, Lapre Catoe, Winnsboro, SC, Shantay Catoe, Rock Hill, SC, Gelonda Patterson, Lancaster, SC, Timber Burras, Reston, VA and Tyreek McCullough, Augusta, GA; great grandchildren, Layah, Jaden, Amir, Kylan, Aubrey, Sage, Le ́Andrew, Sha ́Kiya, Ce’ Leah; an aunt, Willie Marie Clark; close cousins, Darlene Napier, Etta Alexander and Tasha McCullough. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • March 3, 2021.

 

 Joan Mayhew Easterling

CHERAW – Mrs. Joan Mayhew Easterling, 70, died on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Born, September 5, 1950 in Danville, VA she was the daughter of the late Rison Elwood Mayhew, Jr., and the late Lula Rowland Marshall. Joan loved to laugh and take care of animals as well as working in her yard, planting flowers, decorating, taking trips with Crystie to Virginia and annual vacations with the CUZINS.

     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by stepmother, Jane Howle Mayhew; brother, Jackie Mayhew and niece, Rebecca Mayhew Cassidy.

     Joan leaves behind to cherish her memory, a sister, Wendy Mayhew (Michelle Meteraud) of Charleston, SC; a niece, Crystal Mayhew McQuage (Jason) of Southport, NC; her great-nephew and light of her life, Jonathan Cassidy; stepfather, William Marshall of Lynchburg, VA; nephew-in-law, Johnny Cassidy of Cheraw, SC; and “THE CUZINS” of Virginia.

     A visitation was held from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw. A private memorial service was held following the Visitation.

     Memorials may be made to Paws and Claws, PO Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or to the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 436 Goodale Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • March 3, 2021.

 

Helen Gail Roscoe Hammond

CHERAW – Mrs. Helen Gail Roscoe Hammond, age 85, entered into rest on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Graveside services were held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Florence National Cemetery by Pastor Marty Nason.

     Mrs. Hammond was born November 21, 1935 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late Bogan and Mildred “Millie” Burr Roscoe. She was a retired employee of the Cheraw Chronicle and a former employee of First Citizens Bank. A faithful member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Helen was active in the W.M.U., the Senior Circle, and the church’s annual BBQ. Her hobbies included cooking, reading, working in her yard and flower gardens, and dancing – particularly the square dance and line dance. She enjoyed traveling worldwide with her husband and young family in the military and in later years she enjoyed her role as grand-mother. Her family and grandchildren were truly the enjoyment of her life.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hammond was also preceded in death by her husband, John Whittie Hammond; sisters, Donnie R. Griggs, Alma R. Brigman, and Jackie R. Edgeworth; brothers, Tommy, Joel, and Gene Roscoe; and grandson, Nick Lovato.

     Survivors include her children, Linda Lovato of Fletcher, NC, Robert (Lisa) Hammond of Cheraw, SC, and Kerry (Noel) Hammond of Wake Forest, NC; grand-children, Cori (Kevin) Chamberlain, Toni (Chris Krammer) Lovato, Danny Hammond, Tassie Hammond, and Emma Hammond; great-grandchildren, Lorelei, Kieran, and Meadow; siblings, Buddy Roscoe of Marietta, GA, Mickey (Barbara Ann) Roscoe of Cheraw, and Steve Roscoe of Marion, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 200 Center Point Cir #100, Columbia, SC 29210; the Alzheimer’s Association, 8180 Greensboro Dr # 400, McLean, VA 22102; or to D.A.V. organization of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hammond family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • March 3, 2021.

 

Randy B. Johnson

RUBY – Mr. Randy B. Johnson, age 50, entered into rest on Monday, February 22, 2021. A Private Family Service was held Friday, February 26, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Ronald Thurman.

     A graveside service was held after the family service Friday, February 26, 2021 at Ruby Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at Mr. Johnson’s home.

     Mr. Johnson was born October 25, 1970 in Bennettsville, SC a son of Jerry Lloyd Johnson and Katie Sampson Pruitt. He was an ordained Christian Minister and a faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church where he served as former Sunday school teacher, VBS worker, and enjoyed working with the youth. He was a former member of White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, where he was ordained as a Deacon in 2008. Randy also served as Chaplain for the Woodmen of the World Lodge #516 in Ruby, SC. He was an avid fan of the Marlboro County High School Bulldogs football team and the Chesterfield High School Rams football, the USC Gamecocks football team, and NASCAR.

     Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Mack “Coy” Nicholson; maternal grandparents, William Coleman and Thelma O. Sampson; paternal grand-parents, Lonnie Johnson and Macy Johnson; and his first wife, Beth Haire Johnson.

     Survivors include his wife, Patricia Nicholson Johnson of the home; father, Jerry L. Johnson of McColl, SC, mother, Katie S. Pruitt of Wallace, SC; brothers, Andy Lee Johnson of McColl, SC, and Robert (Brooke) Johnson of Wallace, SC; mother-in-law /“Nana”, Linda G. Nicholson of Ruby, SC; 1 fur baby son, Lucky Louie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Garrett Barton, DNP, Jackie Stafford and the entire staff of McLeod Health Cheraw for their love, care, and support.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ruby-Mt. Croghan VFD, P.O. Box 8, Mt. Croghan, SC 29727. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Johnson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • March 3, 2021.

 

Don P. Jones

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Don P. Jones, age 89, passed away peacefully at home with family by his side, Wednesday, February 17, 2021. He was born in Chesterfield, SC, son of the late Croft and Lana Melton Jones. He graduated from Chesterfield High School and the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!). He retired from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N C, he was a dedicated Pharmacist and loved his work. He was a US Army Veteran having served his country during the Korean War. His church home was Providence Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved siblings: Brothers, JD, Glen, Rembert and Croft Jr., and Sister Inez Marinucci. Tragically his first grand-child, Josh Jones was killed in an accident in March of 2020.

     He is survived by his Son Ronald Phillip Jones (spouse Sharon) of Concord, NC, Daughter Donna Jones Boyar (Spouse Scott) of Charlotte, NC with whom he lived with for the past 5 years. Grandchildren, Travis Jones of Concord, Jake Boyar of Charlotte, Erica Devine (Matt) of Howell, NJ, Nicole Boyar of NYC, Nieces, Becky Morrow (Lee) of Stow, Ohio, and Louise Marinucci of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Leba Jones (sister-in-law) of Chesterfield, SC. He is also survived by his ex-wife Shirley Clarke, who lovingly cared for him in the home over the past 5 years and to his passing, though they could not stay married, they never lost love and care for each other.

     A Private Graveside Service was held Saturday, February 27th, at Douglas Mill Cemetery, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 4921 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 or to Douglas Mill Cemetery Association, 1925 Douglas Mill Rd., Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. May our father rest in peace, he was good, he was loved, and his earthly presence is missed, we will be together again when God calls us home.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jones family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • March 3, 2021.

 

Joel Lee Mills

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Joel Lee Mills, age 80, entered into rest on Friday, February 26, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. A private family gravesideservice will be held at Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.

     Mr. Mills was born July 7, 1940 in Marshville, NC a son of the late Joe Lee and Martha Rayfield Mills. He was a retired self-employed truck driver and was of the Baptist faith. Joel was a life-long cattle farmer and enjoyed being outdoors raising and tending to his dogs.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Mills was also preceded in death by his sister, Joanne M. Knight; brothers, Bobby Lynn Mills, Archie Mills, and Roger Mills; sisters-in-law, Mary Funderburk, and Greta B. Mills.

     Survivors include his devoted wife of 58 years, Judy Mungo Mills of the home; brothers-in-law, Charles Knight, and Bo Mungo both of Pageland, SC; sisters-in-law, Kathy Mills of Charleston, SC, Theda Lynn, and Elaine Hendrix both of Pageland, SC; numerous nieces and nephews including Martha Knight, and Steve Knight both of Lugoff, SC, and Steve & Kathy Jackson of Pageland, SC.

     The family wishes to express a special Thank You to their loving caregivers, Nora Richardson, and Stephanie Terry, and the entire staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for their exceptional care, love, and support.

     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to an Animal Shelter of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Mills family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • March 3, 2021.

 

Robert ‘Bobby’ Lee Oakley

MIDDENDORF – Mr. Robert “Bobby” Lee Oakley, age 86, entered into rest on Monday, January 22, 2021. Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens by Pastor Don Rhyne and Pastor Gary Compton. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery. The family will also hold a celebration of life gathering at a later date.

     Mr. Oakley was born February 18, 1935 in Cheraw, SC a son of the late Arthur and Gladys Davidson Oakley. Bobby was a proud Army veteran who served in the Korean War and was a member of the Chesterfield American Legion Post 74. He was a barber at Stewart’s Barber Shop in Hartsville, SC for many years. He then worked as a longtime employee of PPM. He would later retire from H.B. Robinson unit 1 at the age of 77. Bobby loved to work in his garden where he grew beautiful flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Known for his beautiful gardens, he enjoyed giving away the fruits and vegetables he had grown with pride and joy. Whether he was driving his Kubota tractor or driving his golf cart around his beloved “plantation”, he would quickly stop to sit around and chat with his many friends that would stop by to say hey. Bobby’s greatest love was his family, whom he cherished and loved. Even with the great amount of love he had for everyone in his family, his grandson Brandon Lee was his entire world.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Oakley was also preceded in death by his brothers; David Oakley, and John Oakley; sisters, Jewel Freeman, Peggy Lyon, Bernice Rivers, Dorothy Oakley.

     Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years Virginia Johnson Oakley of the home; daughter, Kathy Walters and her husband Wes Walters, whom Bobby loved like a son, of Middendorf, SC; grandson, Brandon Walters of Middendorf, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; special cousins, Helen Blanton of Society Hill, SC, Henry B. Moree of Sellers, SC; and his beloved feline companion, Bow. The family would also like to express a big thank you to all of Bobby’s buddies and Middendorf Catoe brothers. He held a special place in his heart for each and every one of them.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Oakley family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • March 3, 2021.

 

Ronald Wayne Sellers

CHERAW – Mr. Ronald Wayne Sellers, 52, died on Friday, February 26, 2021. Born, December 12, 1968 in Chesterfield, SC he was a son of Kenny Dean and Virginia Taylor Sellers. Ronald was a graduate of Francis Marion University and was an engineer for the SC Department of Transportation. He was a faithful member of Cheraw Church of God, where he was an usher and Sunday School Superintendent. He was also an avid fan of the Clemson Tigers.

     He was preceded in death by his daughter, Hanna Nicole Sellers and a mother-in-law, Brenda H. Burr.

     Ronald leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Karen Burr Sellers of the home; sons, Jonathan K. Sellers and David K. Sellers both of the home; his parents, Kenny Dean Sellers and Virginia Taylor Sellers of Cheraw, SC; a brother, Jeff T. Sellers, of Cheraw, SC; sister-in-law, Kim Burr and father-in-law, Douglas L. Burr both of Wallace, SC; a nephew, Hunter G. Sellers (Christina Sadak) of Augusta, GA and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

     A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service.

     The family wishes to send a special thank you to Dr. Travis Novinger and the nurses and staff at Mcleod Health Cheraw and to Dr. Bill Hazelwood and the nurses and staff at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence for the amazing care that they gave to Ronald during his time of illness. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 11A • March 3, 2021.

 

Johnny Wilson

Mr. Johnny Wilson was born on January 24, 1963, to the late James Spencer Jr. and Mrs. Barbara Wilson. He departed this life on February 14, 2021, at the Prisma Health Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Gennelle White; and two brothers, Daryll Wilson and Tony Cash. He leaves to cherish fond memories: his wife of 40 years, Sandra Johnson, Chesterfield, S.C.; three sons, Alvin Wilson, Chesterfield, S.C., Brian Wilson Cheraw, S.C., and Johnny Wilson Jr., Morven, N.C.; a daughter, Meriah Wilson, Morven, N.C.; six sisters, Dorothy (William) Watts, Margie (Bernard) Powe and Dianne (Donnie) Rivers, all of Chesterfield, S.C., Debra (Terry) Sturdivant, Manassas, Va., Bernadette (Charlie) Chambers and Joyce (Sammy) Melton, both of Pageland, S.C.; two brothers, James (Lora) Wilson, Wadesboro, N.C., and David (Cinder) Wilson, Baltimore, Md.; three granddaughters, Iyonce’ Wilson and Kaziah Wilson, both of Cheraw, S.C., and I’tionna Wilson, Chesterfield, S.C.; four great-grandchildren, Loyalty Stewart, Cheraw, S. C., Khalil Wilson, Mason Wilson and Harmonie Wilson, all of Monroe, N.C., four aunts; two uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 11A • March 3, 2021.

 

Ronland Laverne Barlow

LOCUST, N.C. – Mr. Ronland Laverne Barlow, 70, died on Monday, March 1, 2021. Born, April 4, 1950 in Clearwater, FL he was a son of the late Curtis and Leejay Roscoe Barlow. Ronland loved the outdoors as well as fishing and spending time with his family. He also loved his coffee.

     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emily Rae Paul; brother, Richard Barlow; and sisters, Angela Wix and Patsy Threkeld.

     Ronland leaves behind to cherish his memory his sons, Ronald Mitchell Barlow and Clinton “Porky” Barlow (Jade Coble) both of Wallace; a daughter, Brandy Lynn Harrington (Purcell) of Wallace, SC; sisters, Wanda Eudy (John) of Locust, NC and Saundra Shaw (Mitchell “PeeWee) of Wallace, SC; grandchildren, Douglas Paul, Jordan Paul, Lindan Barlow, Ranebow Trinity, all of Wallace, SC, Ryan Barlow of McColl, SC and Mason Barlow of Baden, NC; two children of the heart, Kristie Wetherington and Matt Tripp of NC; his best friend and companion, his dog, Rocky; and a host of nieces and nephews.

     A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. The family received friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Funeral Home prior to the service. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • March 10, 2021.

 

DeWayne Lucas Crowley

PATRICK – Mr. DeWayne Lucas Crowley, age 71, entered into rest on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the Agape Hospice House of Columbia. Graveside services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Julian Cato with the eulogy being delivered by his son, Michael Crowley. The family greeted friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

     Mr. Crowley was born May 29, 1949 in Patrick, SC a son of the late Bennie and Viola Gulledge Crowley. He was a retired employee of Sonoco Industries with 40 years of service. An avid outdoorsman, DeWayne enjoyed fishing, duck hunting, and spending time in nature. He also enjoyed playing golf and watching sports. Of all things that brought him enjoyment, spending time with his grandchildren was the joy of his life.

     Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 40 years, Jewell R. Crowley of the home; children, Crystal (Clifton) Mangum of Chesterfield, SC, Michael (Serena) Crowley of Columbia, SC, and Wesley Crowley of Lugoff, SC; grandchildren, Caston Mangum, and Zoey Mangum; brothers, Leverne Crowley, and Timothy Crowley both of Patrick, SC; sister, Sue Thompson of Salisbury, NC; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

     Flowers are welcomed, but for those wishing to make a memorial donation, the family suggests memorials be made to the Agape Columbia Hospice House, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC29210.

     The family would like to express a special Thank You to the physicians and staff at the Agape Hospice House of Columbia for their exceptional love and care shown to Mr. Crowley and his family.

     Active pallbearers were Nathan Thompson, Micah Thompson, Caleb Thompson, Ben Crowley, Paul Wizikowski,and Nathan Gardner.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crowley family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • March 10, 2021.

 

Martha Gayle Melton Grant

tMrs. Martha Gayle Melton Grant, 68, died on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Born, October 5, 1952 in Rock Hill, SC she was a daughter of the late Ular and Martha Steen Melton. Gayle was a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church in Cheraw and was a personal caregiver.

     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Chapman.

     Gayle leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Douglas Grant of the home; a son, Jimmy Grant (Amy Stroud) of Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Hope Castor of the home; her brother, Eddie Melton of Cheraw, SC; a sister, Wanda Dixon of Cheraw, SC and five grandchildren, Brittany Grant, Allie Chavis (Cody), Sarah Castor, Carson Castor and Ciera Grant.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends prior to the service from 2:00 until 3:00p.m. on Tuesday at the church.

     Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or to the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, 355 Cedar Springs Road, Spartanburg, SC 29302. Published in THE  LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • March 10, 2021.

 

Janie Hopkins Kirkley Taylor

CHERAW – Mrs. Janie Hopkins Kirkley Taylor, 96, entered her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Born, October 12, 1924 in Cheraw, SC, Janie was the daughter of the late Mr.and Mrs. C.Z. Hopkins, Sr. She attended Cheraw High School and Wingate Jr. College. Janie retired from J.P. Stevens and loved to cook and plan meals for her family. She was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw.

     Janie was the widow of the late Robert I. Kirkley and the late Col. James O. Taylor, Jr. She was also preceded in death by her father, Charlie Z. Hopkins and Rilla Thompson Hopkins; her sisters, Irene H. West, Lily Maude Larimore, Josephine Gates Coates; brothers, C. Z. Hopkins, Jr., James T. Hopkins and Bryant Hopkins.

     She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter, Lisa Kirkley Hewitte; grandson, Steven C. Hewitte and fiancé, Mandy Hewitte; a great granddaughter, Chloe and former son-in-law, Mark Hewitte.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw. A visitation was held from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • March 10, 2021.

 

Charlie Franklin Riley

WALLACE – Mr. Charlie Franklin Riley, 53, died on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Born on August 5, 1966 in Akin, SC he was a son of the late William T. “Bill” and Myrtle Freeman Riley. He enjoyed playing his guitar, singing Lynyrd Skynyrd, fishing, and Harley Davidsons. He also loved spending time with his grandkids.

     Along with his parents, listed above, Charlie was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Riley.

     He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Rene Riley; a son, David Haas; a daughter, Aleshia Riley; brothers, Tom Riley and wife May and Joe Riley; a sister, Nikki Fisher; grandchildren, Samantha Roscoe, Daniel Klapp and Khloe Simmons; and nieces, Alexis Fisher, Allison Fisher and Alyssa Fisher. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • March 10, 2021.

 

Vilma Susan Moos Rohde

HAMLET, N.C. – Mrs. Vilma Susan Moos Rohde, 80, died Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Born August 31, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA, she was a daughter of the late Jacob John and Martha Irons Moos. She was a member of Cordova United Methodist Church in Hamlet, NC, and enjoyed crocheting, quilting and reading Christian books. She also loved the beach, camping and amusementparks. Most of all, Vilma was a loving mother, and grandmother.

     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, David Lee Rohde, Sr.; a son, John Jacob Rohde; a brother, Mike Moos; and sisters, Christina Moos Ainsworth and Susan Bleinstein.

     She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons, David Rohde, Jr. (Michelle) of Cheraw, SC, Michael Rohde of Bristol, PA,  Dennis Rohde of Hamlet, NC; daughters, Catherine Rohde Moran (Mike) and Martha Rohde Weisser (Joe) both of Levittown, PA; brothers, Jake Moos (Deborah) of Opelika, AL; Paul Moos and Mark Moos both of Hamlet, NC; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

     A memorial service will be held at a later date. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • March 10, 2021. 

 

Deborah ‘Debbie’ Butler

CHERAW – Deborah “Debbie” Workman Butler, was called home to the Lord on March 13th, 2021. A long-time member of Westside Baptist Church, Debbie worked for many years and retired as a Dental Assistant. Full of energy and a love for food and cooking, Debbie owned a successful catering company called Palmetto Cooks, briefly owning a restaurant in Downtown Cheraw called the Palmetto Room. Since retiring (and before) Debbie loved to travel whether with family or friends, near or far – from the mountains and coasts of the Carolinas to the old cities of Europe and the Islands of Greece. She loved her family dearly, taking an active role with her children’s education and activities. She was filled with joy, love and pride with the birth of her grandchildren, who were the apples of her eye.

       She is survived by her husband of forty-four years (who has been the love of her life for more than fifty years), Randy Carter Butler of Cheraw, Daughter – Ali Butler Boatright of Bennettsville, son Matthew Carter Butler of Cheraw, grandchildren Robbie, Wesley and Brenlee Boatwright of Cheraw; sisters-in-law Nancy (Mickey†) Workman, Cheryl (Larry†) Heustess, and Teri (Jimmie) Pruitt, as well as Nephews Chad (Pamela) Workman of Cheraw, Mitch (Rosalie) Workman of Summerville, Nieces Kelli (Cam) Beck of Cheraw, Jen Tucker of Wilmington, NC, Abbi (Billy) Gibbs of Florence, maternal cousins numerous, other family and many, many friends.

        She is preceded in death by her Parents, Jimmie and Ruth Workman of Cheraw, beloved brother Mickey Workman, Parent-in-laws RD & Tillie Butler, and many other loved Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.

        A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Westside Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC. A visitation will be held from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church, PO Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

David Ray Campbell Sr.

CHESTERFIELD – Mr.David Ray Campbell, Sr., 57,died on Saturday, March 13,2021.Born, October 27, 1963in Chesterfield, SC he was a son of the late Thomas Curtis and Juanita Mahalia Winburn Campbell. David worked for over 30 years with Schaeffler Manufacturing and coached with the town of Cheraw recreation league for several years. He was an avid out-doors man who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cooking. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, especially on the river.

        Along with his parents, listed above, David was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Campbell.

        He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his girlfriend, Lois Aeby; his sons; David Campbell, Jr.(Samantha) of Florence, SC, Brian Campbell (Leigh) of Hartsville, SC, and Joe Campbell (Tara) of Cheraw, SC; his grandchildren, Annsley Campbell, Lucas Campbell, Levi Campbell, Cash Campbell, Aubrey Campbell, Gray Campbell and Lex Campbell; a niece, Emily Campbell of Clemson, SC; ane phew, Dylan Campbell of Cameron, NC; and his Bulldog, Thatcher.

        The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Donald E. Caudle Sr.

RAEFORD, N.C., formerly of Jefferson, SC – Donald E. Caudle Sr., EdS, 53, died on Monday March 1, 2021. Graveside services were held on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 2 PM from the Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. He was born on April 11, 1967 in Pageland, SC to Patricia T. Caudle andthe late Leroy Bracy, Sr. Survivors: wife, Stacey L. Caudle; daughters, LeNetra D. Caudle (Terrence), Greensboro, NC and Nichelle M. Caudle, Lake City, FL; son, Donald E. Caudle Jr., Hope Mills, NC; grandchildren, Christian A. Caudle, Terrence J. Brooks, Greensboro, NC and Greyson H. Caudle, Hope Mills, NC; mothers, Patricia Caudle, Jefferson, SC and Yvonne Bracy, Ruby, SC; sisters, Kristal (Kirk) Tyrell, Charlotte, NC, Brenda Miller, Chesterfield, SC, Kimberly Bracy (Tony), Columbia, SC and Erica (Odell) McBride, Ruby, SC; brothers, Mitchell Dunlap, Pernell Little, Ruby, SC and Leroy Bracy, Jr. (Maria), Warner Robins, GA. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Bradley ‘Brad’ Wayne Deatherage

CHESTERFIELD – Mr.Bradley “Brad” Wayne Deatherage, age 48, entered into rest on Friday, March 5, 2021. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

        Mr. Deatherage was born March 10, 1972 in Texas a son of Alvin Deatherage and the late Sylvia Strickland Deatherage. Formerly employed at Tucker Lumber in Pageland, Brad enjoyed on-line gaming and chatting with his online gaming family. He was an animal lover and enjoyed collecting comic books, collectibles, and loved to read. Cats were his favorite animal.

        In addition to his mother, Brad was preceded in death by numerous cousins.

        Survivors include his father, Alvin (Brenda) Deatherage of Wadesboro, NC; brother, Chris Deatherage of Wadesboro, NC; aunt, Diane Shackelford of Peachland, NC, and his online gaming family.

        In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Animal Humane Society of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Deatherage family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Carrie Lee Miller Kennedy

JEFFERSON – Carrie Lee Miller Kennedy, 90, died on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Graveside services were held on Monday, March 15,2021 at 1 PM from the Mt. Elon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was born April 20,1930 to the late Pearl and Harmon Miller in Chesterfield County, SC. Survivors: daughters, Narvie (Arthur) Scott, Denver, CO, Delbra (AZ) Williams, Rock Hill, SC and JeNata Newman, Jefferson, SC; sons, Frank (Dianne) Kennedy, Lucious (Norma) Kennedy and John (Chase) Kennedy of Jefferson, SC, Andrew Kennedy, Pageland, SC and Silas (Shirley) Kennedy, Williamsburg, VA; daughter-in-law, Brenda Kennedy, Jefferson, SC; a host of sisters, brothers, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Clyde C. Kimrey Jr.

WALLACE – Mr. Clyde C. Kimrey, Jr., 70, died on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Born, January 15, 1951 in Marlboro County, SC, he was the son of the late Clyde C. Kimrey, Sr. and the late Grace White Kimrey. Mr. Kimrey was an educator with the Marlboro County School System and was the President of the Cash Lake Hunt Club. Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Helen K. Edwards and Lois Alexander.

        He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Sandra Deese Kimrey of the home; and a sister, “Teenie” Poole of Cheraw, SC.

        A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Wallace, SC. A visitation will be held from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service Sunday at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Linda Marshall

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- Linda Marshall, 64, died on Friday, February 26, 2021. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 3:30 PM from the McClain Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 2, 1956 to the late Addie Marshall and James Cashaw. Survivors: daughter, Shenequa Jackson and son, Kareem Jackson, Winston Salem, NC; siblings, Tracey (Martin) Cashaw Asemota, Brooklyn, NY, James (Carolyn) Cashaw Jr., Bronx, NY and Derek (Jessica) Cashaw, Jacksonville, FL; close cousins, Shelton (Beverly) Powe, Atlanta, GA, Earl Wesley Stots, Kyle, TX, and Olethea Scott, Charlotte, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Michael Lee Noel

CHERAW – Michael Lee Noel, 62, died Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Richard “Dick” Noel and Carolyn Chapman Kelley. Michael was the owner and operator of Noel’s Body Shop and had over 30 years of work experience with tool and die. He enjoyed fishing, golf, horseshoes and working on cars as well as loved to spend time with his grand kids, and dog.

        He is survived by his wife, Cindy Parker Noel of Cheraw, SC; daughters, Mica (Travis) Dowdy of Bennettsville, SC, and Jade (David) Johnson of Cheraw, SC; and grandchildren, Holden Dowdy, Parker Dowdy, and Sadie Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, and brothers, Doug Noel and Richard Noel.

        The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home.

        A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 13, 2021 in Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Virginia J. ‘Jenny Mae’ Oakley

MIDDENDORF – Mrs. Virginia J. “Jenny Mae” Oakley, age 74, entered into rest on Monday, March 8, 2021. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens by Pastor Don Rhyne and Tami Stover. The family greeted friends from1:00 to 2:00 PM at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

        Mrs. Oakley was born April 12, 1946 in Summerville, SC a daughter of the late James Henry and Mary Johnson. Jenny Mae worked for the Head Start program where she was a teacher’s assistant and bus driver for over 20 years. She loved the children she worked with. Mrs. Oakley was a southern belle type of lady who loved being at home, loved the royal family, and her trinkets. She was a member of Hebron Methodist Church in McBee. The Johnson girls were known for singing, and Jenny Mae loved to sing in the church choir. Her dad nick-named her “Jaybird,” and her favorite color was red. Jenny Mae was a fighter who bravely battled multiple sclerosis and never complained about her illness. She enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Brandon, son-in-law, Wes, and daughter, Kathy, who looked just like her, loved eating her niece Barbara Gore’s cooking, whom she referred to as Martha Stewart, and her greatest love was her grandson, Brandon, whom she adored. She was known as a “double barrel Johnson” to her family. Jenny Mae loved her late husband, Robert Oakley, with all of her heart and soul.

        In addition to her parents, Mrs. Oakley was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Oakley; brother, Rudolph Catoe, and sisters, Claudia Koon, Hazel Boyd, and Grace Hooker.

        Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Walters, and her husband, Wes Walters, whom Jenny Mae loved like a son, of Middendorf, SC; loving grandson, Brandon Walters, of Middendorf, SC; sisters, Ida J. Powell, of Patrick, SC, Frances (Sonny) Dooley of Wilmington, NC, Henrietta McNeese of Montana; numerous nieces and nephews; and her feline baby, Bow.

        During Mr. Bobby and Mrs. Jenny Mae’s battle with sickness, their nieces Barbara Gore, Dianne Byrd, and nephew, Robert “Robbie” Oakley, have been there every step of the way. They were always there to lend a hand and take care of Bobby and Jenny Mae with love and compassion. In addition, the family would like to extend a big thank you to Jenny Mae’s long-time physician, Dr. Bell, and Regency Southern Hospice for the compassionate and loving care shown to Mrs. Jenny Mae.

        In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to For OneWon Ministries c/o TamiStover 16106 Hartsville Ruby Rd, Hartsville, SC 29550. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Oakley fam-ily. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Mary Frances Stanley

CHESTERFIELD – Mary Frances Stanley, 77, died on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Graveside services were held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 12 PM from the Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostles Doctrine, Inc. Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born November 8, 1943 to the late Tommy and Viola Hinson Evans in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: daughters; Sherry (Barry) Jacobs, Chesterfield, SC, Cornelia (Min. John) Jenkins, Orangeburg SC, and Teresa (James) McManus, Chesterfield SC; grandchildren: Tawanda Stanley, Orangeburg SC, Rosalyn Stanley, Chesterfield SC, Nina Stanley, Chesterfield SC, and LaKisha Stanley of Cheraw SC; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters: Rachel Wilson and Mary Ann Merriman, Chesterfield, SC; brothers, William Evans and Thomas Lee Evans, Chesterfield SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

James Earl Williams

JEFFERSON – James Earl Williams, 72, died on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 11am from the Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. He was born November 28, 1948 in Washington, DC to the late Leroy Williams and Roberta C. Lockhart McMillian. Survivors: his wife, Annie Mae Williams; daughters, Jaime E. Williams, Roswell, Georgia, Justina (Harry) Fox, Cordele, Georgia, Jeri E. Williams, Perry, Georgia; son, Jason Williams, Washington, DC; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one step-son, Sheldric Dunlap, Jefferson, SC; two step-grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Mary Coward Baker

CHERAW – Mrs. Mary Coward Baker, 85, died on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Born, May 27, 1935 in Richmond County, NC, she was a daughter of the late Coy Coward, Sr. and the late Eliza Smith Coward. Mary was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church and a member of the Marlboro Electric Co-Op WIRE. She worked for the Marlboro County School District and Wallace High School from 1960 until 1997, and her hobbies included, puzzles, knitting and crocheting. She also loved spending time with her grandsons.

        Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Thurman Coward, Sr. (Lottie), Jimmy Coward, Sr. (Cleon), Luther Coward (Claire), Harmond Coward, Walker Coward and Coy Coward, Jr.; sisters, Pearl Coward Bullard (Elbert), Annie Coward McKnight (Wade), Mollie Coward Bailey (Eugene) and Beatrice Coward Todd (Don).

        Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 65 years, Robert “Bobby” S. Baker, Sr of the home; sons, Robert “Scott” Baker, Jr. (Susan Joan) of Cary, NC and Coy Baker (Becky) of Seven Lakes, NC; grand children, Robert “Robby” S. Baker, III and Timothy Coy Baker (Hailey Good); sisters-in-law, Orene Coward, Ruby Coward and Shirley Coward; and a niece, Connie Guinn.

        A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Cheraw First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Old Saint David’s Church Cemetery in Cheraw. A visitation was held from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. just prior to the service Sunday at the Church.

        Memorials may be made to; Connie Maxwell Children’s Ministries, PO Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648 or to Cheraw First Baptist Church, 126 Greene Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 24, 2021.

 

Robert J. Carter

CHERAW – Mr. Robert J. Carter, age 54, entered into rest on Saturday, March 20, 2021. The family will greet friends from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. A private family service will be held at a later date.

        Due to the continuedCOVID-19 risks, we ask thatyou practice social distancing at all times and refrain from any physical contact. The family would like for all attending the service to please wear a face covering.

        Mr. Carter was born September 30, 1966 in Gaston County, NC a son ofthe late Joseph Carroll Carter and Janice Barker. He was a graduate of Hunter Huss High School of Gastonia, NC, Class of 1984. Robert was the owner and operator of Carter Jewelers in Cheraw since 1990. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing his guitar, and grilling out with friends.

        In addition to his parents, Mr. Carter was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul & Donna Barker, and Haskell & Ellen Constance Carter.

        Survivors include his children, Stephanie Bryant of Chesterfield, SC, and Brian (Alyssa) Carter of Westlake, FL; and their mother, Donna Carter of Murrells Inlet, SC; grandchildren, Hailey Bryant, Oakley Bryant, Natalie Carter, and Valerie Carter; stepmother, Linda Carter of Mountville, SC; sister, Sharon (Chris) Jones of Clover, SC; brother, David (Ryann) Carter of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and companion, Cindy Barber of Cheraw, SC.

        Memorials may be made to the McLeod Hospice House,1203 E. Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506.

        Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Carter family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 24, 2021.

 

JoAnn Jenke Nicholson

Mrs. JoAnn Jenke Nicholson, 76, of Pageland, SC passed away on Friday, March 19 2021 in Charlotte, NC.

        She was born on August 28, 1944 in Pageland, SC to the late Howard Jenke and Lucille Mills Jenke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny L. Nicholson, three brothers and one sister.

        Mrs. Nicholson was a member of Providence Baptist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir and traveling with the senior citizens. She and her late husband, owned J&J Grocery in Pageland.

        JoAnn enjoyed spending time with her family and took pride in keeping a pretty yard. JoAnn enjoyed fishing and doing jigsaw puzzles.

        Mrs. Nicholson is survived by her son, Michael Nicholson (Tammy) of Pageland, SC; daughters, Donna Hicks (Tim) of Pageland, SC and Cindy Davis (Bud) of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Brad Hicks (Tiffany), Garrett Hicks (Brandi), Lindsey Arant (Steven), Lauren Davis, Caitlyn Nicholson, Aleah Nicholson and Daniel Nicholson and great grandchildren, Madison Gainey, Brendon Gainey and Jack Arant.

        Due to COVID 19, the family asks that everyone that attends the service to please wear a mask and keep in mind social distancing rules.

        Anyone could come by Baumgartner Funeral Home on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM to sign the register book and pay their respects.

        A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, with Dr. Roger Wall, and Dr. Lindsey Powell officiating. Burial will follow in the Cemetery.

        In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina  ) is assisting the Nicholson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 24, 2021.

 

Michael Lee ‘Bait’ Starling Sr. 

WALLACE – Mr. Michael Lee “Bait” Starling, Sr., 60, died on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Born, September 6, 1960 in Las Animas, Colorado, he was a son of the late William Lawrence Starling, Sr. and the late Georgia Lois Elam Starling. Michael worked for over 20 years with Steel Specialty, Inc. in Belmont, NC. He was an avid sports fan and loved the Cleveland Browns, the Carolina Tar Heels, and Davey Allison.

        Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard “Buddy” Starling.

        Michael leaves behind to cherish his memory, his sons, Michael L. Starling, Jr. of Gastonia, NC, Bryan L. Starling of Gastonia, NC, and Josh Watkins of Charlotte, NC; daughters, April M. Starling of Belmont, NC, Christina Casal of Dallas, NC and Tonya Watkins of Gastonia, NC; brothers, William “Bill” L. Starling, Jr. (Millie), Ted Starling (Linda), and Brent Starling (Teresa); sisters, Terri Helms (Roger), Denise Clinkscales (Timmy), and Fran Bingham; fourteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a sister-in-law, Diane Starling.

        A Private service will be held at a later date. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 11A • March 24, 2021. 

 

Barbara Hunter Lindsey

MARSHVILLE, N.C. – Mrs. Barbara Hunter Lindsey, 72, died on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Born, April 26, 1948 in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter ofthe late Dorsey Reese Hunter and the late Elizabeth Hilton Hunter. Mrs. Lindsey was a faithful member of Living Waters Christian Church. She also enjoyed puzzles and loved spending time with her family, especially her three children and extended family and her dog, Lilly.

        Along with her parents listed above, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Charles Lindsey, Sr.

        She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Robert Charles Lindsey, Jr (Heather) of Marshville, NC; daughters, Tina Mitterling (Steve) of Wellington, OH and Diane Wallace (Bo) of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Brittney, Joshua, Eryn, Karinna, BJ, and Spencer; four great-grandchildren; and her dog, Lilly.

        A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church in Wallace. Burial followed at Faith Fellowship Church Cemetery in Wallace. A visitation was held from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. Sunday, just prior to the service at the Church. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 31, 2021.

 

Margaret L. Purvis Scott

CHERAW – Margaret L. Purvis Scott, 86, of Wallace, SC, died Monday, March 22, 2021. Born, May 31, 1934 in Marlboro County, Mrs. Scott was a daughter of the late Johnnie and Hattie Stafford Purvis and wife of the late Jack Scott, Sr. She liked reading, antiques, gardening, sewing and loved her family.

        She is survived by her sons, Jack J. (Crystal) Scott of Cheraw, SC, Colby Jack, a grandson who was raised as a son, (Elizabeth) Scott of Jefferson, SC, daughters Virginia Gail Hooks of Cheraw, SC, Betty Jean (Gary) Hawthorne of Winter Haven, FL, Kathy Lynn Gatlin of Garland, TX, 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

        She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above and brothers, Perry Purvis, James Purvis, sisters Annie Gibson, Sarah Gibson, Nezzie Bolen, Ruth Barfield, Barbara Scott, Jackie Anderson, and Cynthia Scott.

        The family received friends 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 11:00 AM Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

        In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials sent to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 31, 2021.

 

Charles Gary ‘Red’ Wright

RUBY – Mr. Charles Gary “Red” Wright, age 67, entered into rest on March 26, 2021, at his home. A memorial service was held 3 o’clock PM Monday, March 29, 2021, from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Sweet Jenkins. The family greeted friends from 2-3 o’clock PM prior to the service at the funeral home and after 3 o’clock PM Sunday, March 28, 2021, at the home of his brother Lee Wright, 4024 Steen Rd, Mt. Croghan, SC, 29727.

        Mr. Wright was born March 10, 1954, in Union County, NC, a son of the late Herman Lee and Evelyn Blanche Jordan Wright. Affectionally known as “Red”, he was a truck driver by trade but a cowboy by heart. Red loved horses and barrel racing. Over the years, he trained many horses and taught and inspired many children and young adults about riding barrels. He was a Tarheel basketball and Dallas Cowboy football fan. Red loved to eat and could always be found eating out, especially at his favorite restaurant, Moore’s Drive In.

        In addition to his parents, Mr. Wright was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Wright; sister, Alice Moore; and brother-in-law, Terry Jordan.

        Survivors include his brothers; Lee (Elizabeth) Wright of Mt. Croghan, SC, and Ronnie (Nancy Shaw) Wright of Ruby, SC; sister, Becky Jordan of Lilesville, NC; daughter of the heart, Sadie Brumett; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

        The family requests in Lieu of flowers, memorial be made to the NBHA, PO Box 623 Pelzer SC 29669 or a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wright family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 31, 2021.

 

Louise Hannah Cash

CHESTERFIELD – Bonnie Louise Hannah Cash, 76, died on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Graveside services were held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 3 PM from the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born February 23, 1945 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Charles and Louise Bittle Hannah, Sr. Survivors: sons, Lennis Cash and Randy Cash, Chesterfield, SC; daughters, Thomasine Cash, Charleston, SC and Tyshenia Cash, Chesterfield, SC; brothers, Casthederal Hannah (Elaine) and Gerald Hannah, Chesterfield, SC; sister, Shirley Jackson, Chesterfield, SC; 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 7, 2021.

 

James Edgar ‘Jimmy’ Clarke Sr.

CHERAW – Mr. James Edgar “Jimmy” Clarke, Sr., 78, died on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Born, February 27, 1943 in Chesterfield, SC, he was the son of the late Houston and Frances Lee Wood Clark. Mr. Clarke served our country proudly in The United States Air Force and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant.

Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sharon Kay Clarke. Jimmy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son, James Edgar Clarke, Jr. of Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Jacqueline Clarke of Cheraw, SC; and a longtime friend, Douglas Laflin of Summerville, SC.

A funeral service with Military Honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. A visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service at the funeral home. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 7, 2021.

 

James Earl McCoy

CHESTERFIELD – James Earl McCoy, 77, died on Friday, March 26, 2021. Funeral services were held Friday, April 2, 2021 at 3 PM from the Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church Life Center, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born January 27, 1944 to the late Bruce and Dora Davis McCoy in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: sons, Earl Junior McCoy (Valerie), Cheraw, SC and Dewayne McCoy, Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Sylvia Lowery, Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Vivian Brown, Alexandria, VA and Willie Pearl Laws (Leon), Hustle, VA; 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 7, 2021.

 

Eddie Lee Mumford Sr.

BETHUNE – Eddie Lee Mumford Sr., 72, died on Friday, March 26, 2021. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 1 PM from the Catoe Chapel Church of God in Christ, Bethune SC. Burial followed in the Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethune, SC. He was born in Chesterfield County, SC on April 9, 1948 to the late Conwell and Maria Chapman Mumford. Survivors: his wife, Louberta Jackson Mumford; sons, Derrick Ponds, Jefferson, SC, Damion (Genene) Fields. Irmo, Sc, Eddie L. Mumford Jr. of the home, SFC Everett (Felicia) Mumford, Camden, SC and SFC Kerston (Brittney) Mumford, Lugoff, SC; grandchildren, Kimberly, Braylen, Daejah, Austin, Trinidy, Kamryn, Aiden and Kinsley; great grandchildren, Kiser, Kenzly and Kali; sister, Linda M. (Leroy) Harrington, Chesterfield, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 7, 2021.

 

Clyde Michael Penny

CHERAW – Mr. Clyde Michael Penny, 68, died on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Born, November 4, 1952 in Asheboro, NC, he was a son of the late Clyde C. and Iris Lowdermilk Penny. Mr. Penny was the Director of Ground Transportation with Charlotte Douglas International Airport and was the VP of the Board of Directors with the International Parking Institute as well as the President of the Carolinas Parking Association. He was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw, SC.

        Clyde was an avid UNC Tar Heel Fan, and enjoyed basketball, music, soccer and disc golf. He was involved with Rock Hill Parks and Recreation and received the Ray Warner Coach Award.

        Mr. Penny leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Helen Dru Hamden Penny of the home; sons, Austin Penny (Blair) of Winston Salem, NC and Cam Beck (Kelli) of Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Meg Sprouse of Rock Hill, SC; brothers, Jim Penny of Charlotte, NC and Roger Penny of Asheville, NC; sister, Lynne Cullins of Raleigh, NC; and five grandchildren.

        A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 7, 2021.

 

Barbara Cary Teal

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Barbara Cary Teal, age 90, went home to be with her Lord early Easter Sunday morning, April 4, 2021. A Celebration of Life Service will be 3:00 PM Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Pastor Randy Bishop and Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home, 301 Turner Road, Chesterfield, SC.

        Due to the continued COVID-19 risks, we ask that you practice social distancing at all times and refrain from any physical contact. The family would like for all attending the service or paying respects at the home to please wear a face covering.

        Mrs. Teal was born December 15, 1930 in Daytona Beach, FL a daughter of the late Benjamin Cary and Helen Hursey Turner. She was a devoted homemaker and faithful member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. Prior to her declining health, Mrs. Teal was very active in the W.M.U., and was a former choir member, and former Sunday school teacher. Barbara enjoyed traveling with her family, especially those trips that involved cruises, camping, and reading. A devoted wife, loving mother, and proud grandmother, Barbara will be remembered for loving her family deeply.

        In addition to her parents, Mrs. Teal was also preceded in death by her step-father that meant so much to her following her father’s early death, Dr. James Ernest Turner; an infant daughter, Jackie Teal; and grandson, Gary Brooks Plowman.

        Survivors include her beloved husband of nearly 72 years, Charlie Brooks Teal of the home; daughters, Helen Teal Mangum of Charlotte, NC; and Debbie Teal Woodward of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Jennifer Mangum, and Meredith Mangum (Jason) Deaner; sisters, Allianne (Howard) Duvall of Columbia, SC, and Frances Scott “Scottie” (Tim) Moore of Barnwell, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of McLeod Hospice House, Hospice Home Health, and various other medical staff for the love and care shown to Mrs. Teal and her family.

        In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Teal family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 7, 2021.

 

Manfred H. Kollitz

CHERAW – Manfred H. Kollitz, 81, died on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Born in Graslitz, Sudetenland (formerly Germany) on October 8, 1939, he was the son of the late Franz Xavier Kollitz and Martha Maria Heidrich Kollitz. Mr. Kollitz graduated from the College of Economy and Technology in Erlangen, Germany. Subsequently he received extensive training in different phases of manufacturing with Schaeffler in Germany. In 1964 he transferred to Cheraw to help with the start-up of INA Plant #1. After working in various managerial positions, he retired from Schaeffler after 43 years of service, and went onto work at Lowes for 11 years. He attended First United Methodist Cheraw, SC and was a member of the Men’s Sunday School Class. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, and history. He loved spending time with family, grandchildren and his beloved wife of 53 years.

        Surviving is his wife, Henrietta Malloy Hook Kollitz of Cheraw, SC; sons, Mark (Christy) Kollitz of Kirkwood, MO, and Jeff (Erika) Kollitz of Cheraw, SC; a sister, Herta Korb of Stuttgart, Germany; grandchildren, Julia,  Andrew, Gretchen, and Kate Wilson; niece, Lilo Benya and nephew, Ulrich Korb both of Stuttgart, Germany; sister-in-law, Elisabeth Hook Cullinan, nieces, Kathryn Cullinan and Caroline Rabren; and nephews, Shawn and Andrew Cullinan.

        A graveside service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cheraw Scholarship Fund, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 14, 2021.

 

Robert ‘Bobby’ Lee Oakley

MIDDENDORF – Mr. Robert “Bobby” Lee Oakley, age 86, entered into rest on Monday, February 22, 2021. Graveside services were held at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens by Pastor Don Rhyne and Pastor Gary Compton. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery. The family will also hold a celebration of life gathering at a later date.

        Mr. Oakley was born February 18, 1935 in Cheraw, SC a son of the late Arthur and Gladys Davidson Oakley. Bobby was a proud Army veteran who served in the Korean War and was a member of the Chesterfield American Legion Post 74. He was a barber at Stewart’s Barber Shop in Hartsville, SC for many years. He then worked as a longtime employee of PPM. He would later retire from H.B. Robinson unit 1 at the age of 77. Bobby loved to work in his garden where he grew beautiful flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Known for his beautiful gardens, he enjoyed giving away the fruits and vegetables he had grown with pride and joy. Whether he was driving his Kubota tractor or driving his golf cart around his beloved “plantation”, he would quickly stop to sit around and chat with his many friends that would stop by to say hey. Bobby’s greatest love was his family, whom he cherished and loved. Even with the great amount of love he had for everyone in his family, his grandson Brandon Lee was his entire world.

        In addition to his parents, Mr. Oakley was also preceded in death by his brothers; David Oakley, and John Oakley; sisters, Jewel Freeman, Peggy Lyon, Bernice Rivers, Dorothy Oakley.

        Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years Virginia Johnson Oakley of the home; daughter, Kathy Walters and her husband Wes Walters, whom Bobby loved like a son, of Middendorf, SC; grandson, Brandon Walters of Middendorf, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; special cousins, Helen Blanton of Society Hill, SC, Henry B. Moree of Sellers, SC; and his beloved feline companion, Bow.

        The family would also like to express a big thank you to all of Bobby’s buddies and Middendorf Catoe brothers. He held a special place in his heart for each and every one of them.

        In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Oakley family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 14, 2021.

 

Kimberly McDaniel Ousley

Kimberly McDaniel Ousley, 59, of Greenwood and Jefferson, died April 5, 2021. Born in Monroe, NC, she was a daughter of Lawanna Diane Plyler Johnson. Kim was a graduate of Central High School and Florence Darlington Technical College, where she received her nursing degree. She was the owner of the Greenwood Recovery Center, where she was instrumental in the recovery of many women from alcohol and drug abuse. She loved crafting, painting, gardening, helping others and most importantly she loved being a mother and grand-mother, “OO”. Kim was a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church.

        Surviving are her mother of Jefferson; her daughters, Kinsey Vosler (Dane) of Tega Cay, Kelly Lewis (Chris) and Katie Ousley, both of Greenwood; her grandchildren, Helen, Judith, Margaret and Faye Vosler of Tega Cay, Cooper and Carson Lewis and Ruby Ousley, all of Greenwood; her sister, Karen Jordan and two nephews, Taylor Jordan (Amber) and Justin Jordan (Breyana), all of Jefferson.

        She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Ousley. Two memorial services were planned. On Thursday, April 8, 2021, a memorial service was held at 2:00 pm at Jefferson United Methodist Church, 221 Main Street, Jefferson, SC 29718, with the Rev. David Christopher and the Rev. Bob Catoe officiating.

        On Sunday, April 11, 2021, a memorial service was held at 2:00 pm at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel, 1025 Main Street South, Greenwood, SC with the Rev. Randy Ouzts officiating. This service was live streamed and available for viewing by visiting Kim’s life tribute page at www.harleyfuneralhome.com, where you can leave messages for the family.

        The family received friends following both services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greenwood Recovery Center, c/o Lawanna Johnson, PO Box 1, Jefferson, SC 29718. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 14, 2021.

 

Margaret Reynolds Riggins

Margaret Reynolds Riggins passed away on April 3, 2021 after an extended illness. Margaret was born in Wadesboro, North Carolina on October 15, 1933 to Eddie and Mildred Reynolds. On December 23, 1951, she married Carson “Doc” Riggins of Marshville, North Carolina. They were married for 62 years. Doc preceded her in death in 2013.

        Margaret was a devoted mother to her two sons, Mack Riggins and Eddie Riggins. Shortly after Doc returned from military duty, they moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where they resided until Doc’s retirement in 1983. At that time, they moved “home” to Pageland, South Carolina.

        Margaret was very active in Commonwealth Baptist Church in Charlotte. She was a woman with a strong faith in God and lived every day as a true servant of the Lord. After the move, she was happy to be a part of Philadelphia Baptist Church and Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

        Margaret loved to cook, can and garden. She loved books and was an avid reader. She often reminisced about reading past her bedtime and getting in trouble. She adored her grand-daughters and was so happy to have girls when they were each born. She finally had a chance to buy frilly little girl’s clothes. She loved her grand-son Sean very much and was very proud of his athletic and academic accomplishments.

        Margaret was preceded in death by her sister Frances Reynolds Hawk and her brother Donald “Buck” Reynolds. She is survived by her son Mack Riggins and his wife Paula Terrell of Stanley, North Carolina and her son Eddie Riggins and his wife Dolores Riggins of Wake Forest, North Carolina. She is also survived by her granddaughter Katie Thomason and her husband, Bryant Thomason of Wilson, North Carolina, her granddaughter Sarah George and her husband Jason George of Wake Forest, North Carolina and grandson, Sean Terrell of Mebane, North Carolina. Margaret loved her two great-grandchildren, Caroline Hill George and Marshall Max Thomason. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

        The family will hold a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 757 Liberty Hill Church Road, Pageland, South Carolina 29728. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 14, 2021.

 

William “Benny” Sellers

RUBY – Mr. William “Benny” Sellers, age 77, entered into rest on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock PM Friday, April 9, 2021 at Hopewell Baptist Church by Pastor Phil Wyatt with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2-3 PM prior to the service at the church.

        Mr. Sellers was born January 5, 1944 in Chesterfield County, SC, a son of the late Duncan and Emma Leigh Tucker Sellers. He retired from the Chesterfield County bus shop where he was the Parts Manager for many years. A member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Mr. Sellers served in many positions over the years including deacon, choir member, and led the Social Committee with his loving wife. Benny enjoyed camping, traveling to the beach, and spending time with his friends.

        In addition to his parents, Mr. Sellers was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Robert Mills.

        Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Lois Mills Sellers; son, Jason (Mechelle) Sellers of Ruby, SC; nephew, Mike (Nicole) Mills of Ruby, SC; in addition to numerous cousins.

        In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church PO Box 66 Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sellers family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 14, 2021.

 

William Thompson ‘Tommy’ Clinkscales

WALLACE – Mr. William Thompson “Tommy” Clinkscales, 72, died on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Born, March 18, 1949 in Abbeville, SC he was a son of the late William Thompson Clinkscales, Sr. and the late Elsie Curtis Palmer Clinkscales. Tommy was a Retired Building Official and Contractor. In his younger days, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf, gardening, raising livestock and even had a hand in wine making. He also loved animals.

        Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Thelma Clinkscales.

        Tommy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 54 years, Lisa Roller Clinkscales of the home; his son, William T. Clinkscales, III of Fort Pierce, FL; a daughter, Melissa Shaver (Bryan) of Wallace, SC; brothers, Timmy Clinkscales (Denise) of Wallace, SC and Don Clinkscales of Cheraw, SC; sisters, Martha Hester (Larry) of Rock Hill, SC and Cindi Brigman (Charles) of Cheraw, SC; and three grandchildren, Jacob Shaver, Nathan Shaver and John Shaver.

        A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. The family received friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service at the Funeral Home on Friday. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • April 21, 2021.

 

Reginald Dye

PAGELAND – Reginald Dye, 51, died Saturday, April 3, 2021. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 12 PM from the New Heights Middle School Gymnasium, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. He was born April 1, 1970 to Flora White and Cardell Dye in Camden, SC. Survivors: a daughter, Cadejah Stukes, Charlotte, NC; mother, Flora White, Bethune, SC; father, Cardell Dye, Columbia, SC; step-father, Lloyd White, Bethune, SC; step sisters, Tracie Jones, Augusta, GA, Lashawna Kirkland, Columbia, SC, Crystal White, Cassatt, SC, Tonika White, Columbia, SC and Adrianna White, Rembert, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • April 21, 2021.

 

Davon Grant

LANCASTER – Davon Grant, 29, died Sunday, April 4, 2021. Graveside services were held Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 3 PM from the Morning Star Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick, SC. He was born in Chesterfield, SC on March 25, 1992 to Denise Covington and the late William L. Grant. Survivors: his mother, Denise Covington, Chesterfield, SC; special friend, Latrell Twitty, Lancaster, SC; step children, Marzaria Bufford, Marlayshia Bufford, Jikeem Catoe, Lancaster, SC; siblings, Tremayne (Angel) Grant, Adrian Grant, Clarissa Grant and Saquanna Grant, Chesterfield, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • April 21, 2021.

 

Terri Gregory Lockey

WALLACE – Mrs. Terri Gregory Lockey, 66, died on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Born, December 14, 1954 in Whitmire, SC, she was a daughter of the late Betty Jean McCall Gregory and the late Ralph Edward Gregory, Sr. Terri was a retired LPN and was very proud of her career, working in several nursing homes in Lancaster, Chester and Cheraw. She was a devoted member at Lighthouse Ministries in Wallace, SC where she operated the music and she loved her church family dearly. Terri loved camping with her husband, especially at their camper in the mountains of Canton, NC which was just a short distance from the Blue Ridge Parkway. She also loved spending time with her family, especially her kids and grandchild, and enjoyed sewing, tending to her houseplants, and loved turtles and her puppy Zeus.

        Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Edward Gregory, Jr.

        She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 47 years, Linton Lockey of the home; sons, David Lynn Lockey (Wanda) and Timothy McCall Lockey (Christina) both of Wallace, SC; a sister, Melinda Hewett (Greg) of Chesterfield, SC; her granddaughter, Molley Faythe Lockey; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

        A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Lighthouse Ministries in Wallace, SC. Burial followed at Lighthouse Ministries Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. Sunday just prior to the service at the church. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • April 21, 2021.

 

Edward McBride

PAGELAND – Edward McBride, 62, died Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Funeral services were held Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1 PM from the Clyburn Center, Pageland, SC. He was born May 7, 1958 in Pageland, SC to the late Willie and Lillian Clyburn McBride. Survivors: a daughter,Taneil Rivers (Dennis), sons, Marque Hall and Chris Whiterspoon; brothers, Jerome Clyburn (Gloria) Donnie Clyburn, Jerry McBride (Cheyanne), Jackie McBride (Peggy) and Scott McBride (Karen); sisters, Vivian Tyson, Michelle McBride, Vickie McBride-Spellar (Bob), Elizabeth Hough (CJ), Lillian Lynette Collins (Tim), Genise Clyburn and Melisha Clyburn (Eldred Lee). Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • April 21, 2021.

 

Mrs. Maria Silanow Skowron

Mrs. Maria Silanow Skowron, 76, died on Monday, April 12, 2021. Born, March 9, 1945 in Crimmitschau, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Konstanty and Marianna Kapica Silanow. Maria was born in a German Labor Camp during WWII, while her mother was imprisoned. That camp was liberated by the United States Military freeing Maria and her mother allowing her to have a life. She was a member of Saint Peter’s CatholicChurch in Cheraw and was a retired office manager with the United States Embassy in Poland. Maria also loved traveling with her husband.

        Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Danuta Silanow and Elzbieta Ubysz (nee Silanow).

        Maria leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Bolko Jerzy Skowron of the home; her son, Tomasz Filipowicz of Lesznowola, Poland; a sister, Alla Krzeminska of Warsaw, Poland; and a granddaughter, Sasha Filipowicz.

        A Rosary Service was held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April16, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. The family received friends following the Rosary at the Funeral Home. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • April 21, 2021.

 

Katherine Agnes Douglass Thaxton

CAMDEN – Katherine Agnes Douglass Thaxton, 98, of Pageland, SC passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 in Camden, SC.

        Mrs. Thaxton was born on April 17, 1922 in Jefferson, SC to the late Daniel Henry Douglass, Sr. and Agnes Goza Douglass. She was loved by her family and many friends in so many ways. She was a long time member of Pageland Presbyterian Church and Jefferson Presbyterian Church. Katherine served the church in many capacities over the years. She was a Christian and her life was lived as a celebration in gratitude to her God.

        Katherine was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Calvin L. Thaxton, Sr. and her son, James D. Thaxton.

        She is survived by her son, Cal Thaxton and wife, Alice; grandson, Trey Thaxton and granddaughter, Alice Curtin Thaxton; son, William (Bill) Thaxton and wife, Janice; granddaughter, Jeslyn Thaxton McFadden and husband Mike and Molly Thaxton Davis and husband, Joseph; great grandchildren, Milyn McFadden, Hadley Davis, and Mabel Davis; daughter-in-law, Karen Thaxton; granddaughter, Emily Thaxton Otting and husband Josh; granddaughter, Katherine Thaxton Stogner; great grandchildren, Preston Otting, Claire Otting, Thaxton Stogner and Sadie Stogner. Anyone could come by Baumgartner Funeral Homeon Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM to sign the register book and pay their respects.

        A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be Private. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Jefferson Town Cemetery with Rev. Dick Tubbs and Rev. David Bessinger officiating. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Thaxton family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • April 21, 2021.

 

Ellie Mae Jackson Burch

  1. CROGHAN – Mrs. Ellie Mae Jackson Burch, age 58, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at her home. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Saturday, April 24, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

        Mrs. Burch was born December 4, 1962 in Mt. Croghan, SC a daughter of the late Lonnie B. and Lucy Horne Jackson. She was a former employee of Cannon Mills of Kannapolis, NC. Ellie Mae enjoyed cooking, gardening, and was known for her “green-thumb” in her rose garden. Her family was of utmost importance to her, and they will always remember her love for make-up and hairstyles.

        In addition to her parents, Mrs. Burch was also preceded in death by her siblings, Ruby Horne, Randy Jackson, Margaret Davis, Tommy Jackson, Sylvia Burris, Ellen Jackson, and Debra Sutherland; and grand son,Christian Martinez.

        Survivors include her husband, Jackie Burch of the home; children, Daniel (Shad Smith) Hunsucker of Hiram, GA, Misty Sobal, and Danielle Rodriguez both of Pageland, SC, Amanda (Bobby) Wheeler of Salisbury, NC, and Pookie Hedding of the home; grandchildren, Yonatan Rodriguez, Oscar Rodriguez, Yacquelin Rodriguez, Victor Rodriguez, Isaiah Rodriguez, Hailey Cano, Aaliya Sobal, Madison Sobal, Hunter Wheeler, and Bobby Wheeler; great-grandson, Christian “Turtle” Brewer; siblings, John Jackson, and Bud (Judy) Jackson both of Kannapolis, NC, Ray Jackson of Cheraw, SC, Rev. Harry (Amy) Jackson of Kannapolis, NC; sister-in-law, Peggy Jackson of China Grove, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

        Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Burch family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 28, 2021.

 

John Elliott (Gitty) Cue

Mr. John Elliott (Gitty) Cue humbly bowed to God’s will and peacefully entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 9, 2021, at McLeod Health Cheraw, in Cheraw, South Carolina. John was born on March 7, 1957, at Cheraw Hospital in Cheraw, South Carolina

         At an early age, John accepted Christ as his personal Savior and made Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church his church home. John was a graduate of Cheraw High School. He was employed in textiles and was an avid outdoors man.

        John was preceded in death by his parents, mother Mrs. Pochie Mae Cue Pegues, father, Mr. Curlee Cue, stepfather, Mr. Sylvester Pegues, two brothers, Lee Charles Cue and Michael J. Pegues and a sister, Denise Pegues.

        He leaves to cherish his memory: his love, Louise McQueen; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Ann Cue-Tate and Mrs. Jo Ann McQueen both of Cheraw, SC and Mrs. Minnie Bell White of Columbia, SC; one brother, Joseph Bernard Pegues of Cheraw, SC; one niece, Constance (Robert) Christian of McKenny, TX; three nephews, Derrick (Sandra) McQueen and Rev. Raphael Gadson both of Cheraw, SC and Jay (Jennifer) Little of Columbia, SC; five great-nieces, Danielle, Derris, Carli, Julina and Lizan; four great nephews, DyJon, Josiah, Daniel and Titan; four godchildren, Debbra Anita (Carlos) Guido, Shantay Latrelle McQueen, Briana Burroughs and Leonard Beckett III; one aunt, Mrs. Viola Bridges and a host of cousins and friends. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 28, 2021.

 

Michael “Mike” Eugene Evans

INMAN – Michael “Mike” Eugene Evans, Age 71.

The peaceful passing of Mike Evans on April 15, 2021, at Hospice House in Spartanburg, SC, reflected the person he was. His family and closest friends will remember him as a quiet man who loved, encouraged, and supported them. Mike worked hard all his life, fully committed himself to any task, always challenged him-self to learn more, and slipped in a bit of humor when least expected.

        Mike was born in Florence County, SC, to Eugene H. and Beulah Welch Evans on October 14, 1949. He learned hard, honest work early in life at his dad’s full-service gas station. He graduated from Timmonsville High School and was a proud alumnus of Clemson University (B.S.,1971 and M.S. in Management in 1972). His working career as a Purchasing Manager took him to Cheraw, Rock Hill and York in SC and to Peachtree City, GA before retiring in 2016 to Inman, SC. Since then, he had enjoyed spending more time with his two grandsons, playing more golf, following his Clemson Tigers, finding enjoyment in camping, and taking his dog, Winston, for a walk.

        Mike was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Kenneth H. Evans, and his sister, Susan Evans Hodge. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Fentress Evans; a daughter, Jennifer E. Reel (Jack) of Inman, SC; son, Kenneth Michael Evans of Knoxville, TN; step-son Jason Finison (Claudia) of Owings, MD; grandsons, Jackson Reel and Preston Reel of Inman, SC.

         A graveside memorial service was held on April 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Old St. David’s Cemetery on 91 Church Street, Cheraw, SC. The family requests that any memorials be made to the St. David’s Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29250.

        Arrangements are being made by Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 28, 2021.

 

Sandra Jenkins Thurman

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Sandra Jenkins Thurman, age 82, entered into rest on Monday, April 19, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. A private family funeral service was held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Ruby Baptist Church by Pastor Ronald Thurman.

        The family invited all who were able to join them grave-side at approximately 3:30 PM Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Ruby Cemetery for the Service of Committal. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery.

        Family and friends could view and pay their respects to Mrs. Thurman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 between the hours of 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

        Mrs. Thurman was born March 3, 1939 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late George S. and Elsie Kelly Jenkins. She was a retired Victim’s Assistance Advocate with the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office and a former employee of Chesterfield High School. A faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church, Sandra was very active in the W.M.U., and was a former Sunday school teacher and choir member. She enjoyed traveling and watching ALL sports. She will be fondly remembered as a lady with a loving and huge heart who loved her family very deeply.

        In addition to her parents, Mrs. Thurman was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert S. “Bobby” Jenkins.

        Survivors include her husband of nearly 65 years, William “Pete” Thurman of the home; 3 sons, William Kelly (Kim) Thurman of Lumberton, NC, George Allan (Terry) Thurman, and John Kevin (Angie) Thurman both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Holly Pankey, Alyssa (Austin) Britt, Mary-Kaitlin Thurman, Will Thurman, Leah (Clayton) Hurst, Lauren (James) Griggs, Ryan (Margie) Johnson, and Anna (JL) Schaff; 6 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Chizuko Jenkins; and numerous nieces and nephews.

        The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to long-time caregiver Leslie Smith, and the entire staff of Regency Southern-Care Hospice of Chesterfield for their excellent care, love, and support. Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P. O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741.

        Miller-Rivers-Caulder Fu-neral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Thurman family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 28, 2021.

 

Edward James ‘Jim’ White Jr.

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – Mr. Edward James “Jim” White, Jr., 77, died on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Born, December 14, 1943 in Chesterfield, SC, he was a son of the late Edward James “E.J.” White, Sr. and the late Clemmie Phillips White.“Shorty” as known by many friends in Chesterfield County, was a graduate of Cheraw High School, and graduated from Clemson University as a Distinguished  Military Graduate from the ROTC Program. He then served his country proudly in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant.

        Jim was a member of Dunwoody United Methodist Church, and was a very generous person, loving community service. He worked his entire career in technology with various companies and holding many management roles. After his first retirement, Jim worked for Coca-Cola, retiring again after 10 years of service with them. Jim was a kind, compassionate and loving person who enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. While attending high school, he played all three major sports. He loved attending his High School Reunions, and he also loved his dogs. Jim is preceded by his parents, E.J. White and Clemmie Phillips White.

        He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of many years, Kaye B. White of the home; sons, James Sterling White (Corrie) of Crested Butte, CO, and Richard Houston White (Ashley) of Milton, GA; brothers, Vernon White (Judy) and Richard White (Lupe) both of Cheraw, SC; a sister, Joan White of Lakewood, CO; and grandchildren, James Grayson White, Robert Emery White, Sterling Houston White, and Scarlett Anne White.

        A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, GA. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

        Memorials may be made in Jim’s Memory to Regency Hospice, 205 East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • April 28, 2021.

 

Jayceion Zymiere Clark

RUBY – Jayceion Zymiere Clark, 7 months, died Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Graveside services were held Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 4PM from the Angelus A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. He was born September 11, 2020 to Quanisha D. Harrington and Johnny C Clark Jr. in Hartsville, SC. Survivors: parents, Quanisha Harrington and Johnny Clark Jr; grandparents, Pam Morgan, Sarah Dunlap and Johnny Clark Sr (Cecelily); brothers, Ayden Owens, Jayden Clark and Jon’Quavis Knotts. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • May 5, 2021

 

Bertina Denise Ford

WILMINGTON, Del. – Bertina Denise Ford, 68, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 12 PM from Bethel Cemetery, Middendorf SC. She was born May 4, 1952 to the late Katherine Harris and Alexander Rogers in Wilmington, DE. Survivors: son, Lamont Ford (Amelia); grandchildren, Indeya Chavis, Tremir Ford, Trent Ford and Chakira Generette; step grandchildren, Yazmin Bright, Kevin Bright and Kemar Bright; sisters Deborah Rogers, Shirley Rogers, Rachel Rogers (Al), Cassandra Rogers, Gail Rogers, Leslie Mitchell, Elizabeth Rogers, Sherry McKinney, Sandra McKinney, brothers Wilbert Harris, Bernard Harris, David McKinney and Alexander Rogers. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • May 5, 2021

 

Donald Gene Funderburk

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Donald Gene Funderburk, 60died Saturday, April 17, 2021Graveside services were held Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 4:30P M from the Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. He was born November 21, 1960 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Betty and Early Funderburk. Survivors: sister, Patricia Evans Threatt (Sinclair), Chesterfield SC; nieces, Ladonna Rivers, Chesterfield, SC, Lashonda Funderburk Dillon (Marcel) Columbia, SC, Deborah Burch (Claude), Norfolk VA, Latoya Rivers, Greenville, SC and Betty Louvienna Covington (Joey), Pageland, SC; nephews, Tony Rivers Jr. (Rickera), Lancaster, SC and Damein Rivers (Terri) Raleigh, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • May 5, 2021.

 

Charles Ray Gulledge

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Charles Ray Gulledge, age 85, entered into rest on Monday, April 26, 2021. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Hopewell Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.

Mr. Gulledge was born October 11, 1935 in Chesterfield, SC and was a son of the late Paul and Ruth Rivers Gulledge. He was a 1953 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a member of the SC National Guard with 14 years of service. A life-long faithful member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Charles Ray was a former Sunday school teacher, Deacon, R.A. Leader, chairman of the cemetery committee, and served in various other capacities throughout the years. Mr. Gulledge was a retired supervisor at INA Bearing with 33 years of service.

A true family man, Charles Ray was deeply loved by his family and was regarded as their “hero.” His selfless love and dedication to his family was a model to all. A provider and protector of his family, Charles Ray was a mentor to many young men throughout his life. He had the ability to build or repair anything that he set his mind to. His hobbies included fishing, gardening, and raising cattle. Of all things he enjoyed, time spent with his beloved wife and family traveling and taking family vacations was his favorite.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Gulledge was also preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 54 years, Juanita Brewington Gulledge; brothers, Alden “Skeet” Gulledge, and Dean Gulledge; and grandson, Travis Gulledge.

Survivors include his son, Tony (Teresa) Gulledge; daughters, Terry (Eugene) Campbell, and Jayne (Clyde) Watson all of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Caleb Campbell, Lorianna Campbell, Sarah Ruth Owens, Hannah Gulledge, Eli Gulledge, and Ethan Gulledge; great-grandchildren, Lily Gulledge, Crawford Campbell, Mylah Joines, Emerson Owens, Davis Campbell, and Maggie Ishmell; brother, Kenny Gulledge of Chesterfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Gulledge’s care-givers: Cindy Gibson, Louise Sims, and Moe Zwiefka. Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church,“Cemetery Fund,” 15084 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gulledge family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • May 5, 2021

 

Trumpa Tillman James

CHERAW – Trumpa Tillman James, 64, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020. A memorial service was held Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 12 PM from Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. He was born June 7, 1955 in Cheraw, SC to the late Helen Odessa James Watson and Theodore Reid. Survivors: son,SMSgt Anthony James; grandchildren, Aalijah James, Taevyn James and Braedyn Knight James; brothers, Calvin James and Marcus James (Sophie); nephews, Tramar James and Terrence Smith (LaGuana). Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • May 5, 2021

 

Georgia Beasley Orr

Georgia Beasley Orr passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 after a rich life as the wife of an Air Force base commander, mother to four children, early computer programmer, and MBA graduate. She was a force and a woman ahead of her time.

Born in 1928 in Cheraw, SC to Alice Anderson Beasleyand Henry Carrington Beasley, she was one of thre esisters. These sisters were her best friends through life, her older sister Bob Anne Gray and her younger sister Jane Moore.

Georgia graduated as a math major from Randolph Macon Woman’s College before marrying Lt. Col. Richard Orr in a double wedding alongside her older sister. After 10 years of moving to multiple Air Force assignments across the country, Georgia, her husband, and their four children settled in Winston-Salem, NC in 1960. One of Georgia’s proudest achievements was her work with computer programming in cardiology research at Wake Forest School of Medicine during the early 1970’s. Years later Georgia boldly chose to earn an MBA at Wake Forest University and began to serve as a Board Member of the Palmetto Brick Company. Moving to High Point, NC in 1985, Georgia continued her passion for gardening which included joining the Mid-Week Garden Club and spending time each year for 20 years exploring English gardens with her two sisters. She was a productive member of the Eighth Day Unity Group of the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and was a key contributor to the Gifts That Transform the World project. Other memberships included the Wilson Quarterly discussion group and the High Point Study Club.

Georgia is preceded in death by her former husband and two beloved sisters.

She is survived by her four children Richard Orr, Jr. (Ivey), Mary Alice Ringo (Jim), Liston Orr (Carolyn), and Georgia Saylor (Greg). Her family includes 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren (and counting).The service was held Saturday, May 1st at 11:00 AM at the Wesley Memorial Church. The family greeted friends on the front lawn following the service. The family thanks the staff at Pennybyrn at Maryfield for their excellent care in Georgia’s final days. In lieu of flowers, please mail donations for Feeding Lisa’s Kids to Wesley Memorial UMC, 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262 (memo line of check: Feeding Lisa’s Kids). Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • May 5, 2021

 

Rosezell McFarlin Ratliff

CHESTERFIELD – Rosezell McFarlin Ratliff, 80, died Sunday, April 18, 2021. Graveside services were held Saturday, April 24,2021 at 2 PM from the Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostles Doctrine, Inc Cemetery, Chesterfield SC. She was born in Chesterfield, SC on September 17, 1940 to the late Elmo and Roberta Evans McFarlin. Survivors: daughters, Deborah Ratliff and Emily Ratliff of the home; sons: Harvey Ratliff, Eric Ratliff, Rodney (Demetrias) Ratliff, all of Chesterfield, SC; brother, James Arnez McFarlin of Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Audrey (Jimmy) Ratliff, Genette Sowell, Darlene McFarland, all of Chesterfield, SC and Flora Bell (Ernest) Ishmell of Cheraw, SC; daughter-in-law, Loretta Ratliff of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Adam, Courtney, Joshua, Dontrell, Shannon, Sabrina, and Ciara; great-grandchildren, Milo, Amore, MaKayla and Joshua. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • May 5, 2021

 

William Edward ‘Billy’ Redfearn Jr.

CHERAW – Mr. William Edward “Billy” Redfearn, Jr., age 90, entered into rest on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Westside Baptist Church by Dr. Steve West with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery.

Mr. Redfearn was born February 13,1931 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the son of the late W.E.“Bill” Redfearn, Sr. and Sara Mangum. Billy attended Chesterfield High School where he was a three-sport athlete. Billy was also a member of the American Legion baseball team that advanced to the state championship.

Mr. Redfearn served his country in the Army as a Korean War veteran. His formal education included attending Furman University and the Citadel. Billy also received an Associate’s of Science degree from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Dallas, TX. He worked for many years at the Redfearn Funeral Home located in Cheraw. Mr. Redfearn also worked in various positions at the Cheraw Post Office until his retirement.

Billy and his family attended Westside Baptist Church for many years. He served in many various positions through the years including former Sunday School Superintendent, Usher Chairman, and on the church nominating committee. Mr. Redfearn was a deeply devoted, and selfless provider for his family who loved him dearly. Billy was well respected and modeled integrity and honesty. He greeted everyone with his pleasant smile and caring attitude.

Billy leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years, Betty Welsh Redfearn; son,Thomas William Redfearn of Myrtle Beach, SC; daughter, Sarah Whitley (Avera) of Oakboro, NC; sister-in-law, Peggy Redfearn of Chesterfield, SC; and niece, Elaine Redfearn of Mt. Pleasant, SC.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Redfearn was also preceded in death by his beloved brother, James Inglis “Jimmy” Redfearn of Chesterfield; and nephew, James Mark Redfearn of Ruby, SC. Memorials are requested to be made to Westside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • May 5, 2021

 

Willie S. Williams

PAGELAND – Willie S. Williams, 75, died Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 2 PM from Central High School Gymnasium, Pageland, SC. Burial with Military Rites followed in the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. He was born September 27, 1945 to the late Eddie and Leona Williams in Warsaw, NC. Survivors: daughter, Kristy (Carl) Winchester of Matthews, NC; sons, Derrick Williams of the home and Neil Williams of Charlotte, NC; sister, Patricia Matthews of Warsaw, NC; grandchildren, Imani Parr of Rockhill, SC and Sanaa Williams of Pageland, SC; great grandson, Darian Williams. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • May 5, 2021

 

John Elliott (Gitty) Cue

Mr. John Elliott (Gitty) Cue humbly bowed to God’s will and peacefully entered into eternal reston Friday, April 9,2021, at McLeod Health Cheraw, in Cheraw, South Carolina. John was born on March 7, 1957, at Cheraw Hospital in Cheraw, South Carolina.

     At an early age, John accepted Christ as his personal Savior and made Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church his church home. John was a graduate of Cheraw High School. He was employed in textiles and was an avid outdoorsman.

     John was preceded in death by his parents, mother Mrs. Pochie Mae Cue Pegues, father, Mr. Curlee Cue, stepfather, Mr. Sylvester Pegues, two brothers, Lee Charles Cue and Michael J. Pegues and a sister, Denise Pegues.

     He leaves to cherish his memory: his love, Louise McQueen; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Ann Cue-Tate and Mrs. JoAnn McQueen both of Cheraw, SC and Mrs. Minnie Bell White of Columbia, SC; one brother, Joseph Bernard Pegues of Cheraw, SC; one niece, Constance (Robert) Christian of McKenny, TX; three nephews, Derrick (Sandra) McQueen and Rev. Raphael Gadson both of Cheraw, SC and Jay (Jennifer) Little of Columbia, SC; five great-nieces, Danielle, Derris, Carli, Julina and Lizan; four great nephews, DyJon, Josiah, Daniel and Titan; four god-children, Debbra Anita (Carlos) Guido, Shantay Latrelle McQueen, Briana Burroughs and Leonard Beckett III; one aunt, Mrs. Viola Bridges and a host of cousins and friends. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • May 12, 2021

 

Fannie Lee Wallace Harper

CHERAW – Fannie Lee Wallace Harper, 89, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021. Born in Chesterfield, SC, she was a daughter of the late James Franklyn and Aurilla Katherine Wallace. She was the widow of William L. “Bill” Harper, the love of her life for close to 70 years. Mrs. Harper was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir. She was retired from Cooper Tools (Weller). Mrs. Harper loved flowers and enjoyed working in the yard as often as she could. She could often be found crocheting a prayer shawl to be given out to those in need. She loved her family and enjoyed visits from everyone.

     She is survived by her daughter, Kathy (John) Davis of Lowrys, SC, sons, William “Butch” (Marsha) Harper, of Florence, SC and Jim (Kristi) Harper of Chesterfield, SC, grandchildren, Brent (Misty)Harper, Bryan (Ashley) Harper, Dallas (Allison) Watson, Dalton (Mica) Harper, Ian (Aspen Simmons) Harper, Kit (Andre) Scott, Evans (Kelly) Davis, Abbey (Heeth) Harding, Brad (Natalie) Newsome and Jill Newsome, sixteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, brothers, J. P. Wallace, Doc Wallace, Dozier Wallace, Dick Wallace, a sister, Edith Wallace, a grandson, Lance Newsome and a great-grandson, Tag Harding.

     The family received friends from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in the Fellowship Hall of Zoar United Methodist Church. A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Zoar United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Zoar United Methodist Church, 2842  Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • May 12, 2021.

 

John M. Perdue

PATRICK – John M. Perdue, 80, died Saturday, May 8, 2021. Born in Patrick, SC he was a son of the late Lillie Wilks Purdue. He was retired from James Fabrics.

     Surviving are his daughters, Mary (Rob) Keith of Society Hill, SC, Kim (Steven) Purdue-Hicks of Patrick, SC, grandchildren, Ashley (Dustin) Gaskins, Heather Rogers, McKinley Hicks, Preston Hicks, Jesse Keith, great grandchildren, Steven Quick and Aiden Quick.

     He was preceded in death by his mother listed above, also a grandchild, Paige Rogers, 2 brothers and 3 Sisters.

     A graveside service was held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, May11, 2021 in the Patrick Cemetery. The family received friends following the service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • May 12, 2021.

 

William Belton ‘Buck’ Polson

PATRICK – Mr. William Belton “Buck” Polson, age 69, entered into rest on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, May 10, 2021 at Patrick Presbyterian Church by Pastor Bob Sloan, Frankie Joyner, and Alvin Tolson with burial following in the Patrick Cemetery. Visitation was between the hours of 5:00 PM –7:00 PM Sunday, May 9, 2021 at the family’s home.

     Mr. Polson was born May 11, 1951 in Patrick, SC a son of the late Belton E. and Ola Bee Polson. He was a retired employee of A.O. Smith, and following his retirement, Buck worked part-time with the Town of Patrick. He was a member of the S.C. Army National Guard and a member of Patrick Presbyterian Church. A true outdoorsman, Buck enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, and working with his tractor. His favorite teams were the USC Gamecocks and the Dallas Cowboys. Of all things Buck enjoyed, spending time with his family was of most importance. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Polson was also preceded in death by a brother, Junior Walters; sister; Evelyn Walters; and grandmother, Emma Tucker.

     Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Bonnie Gainey Polson of the home; sons, Jacob Polson, Jerry (Kayla) Lundy both of Patrick, SC, and Adam (Tamara) Lundy of Cheraw, SC; daughter, Brandy (Josh) White of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Kara Lundy, Lane Lundy, Liam Lundy, Kali Tadlock, Harleigh Tadlock, Bailey Tadlock, Tanner Lundy, Tylah Lundy, Tatum Brumley, Noah Patterson, Luke Patterson, and Harlee White; brothers, John Polson of Hartsville, SC, Jimmy (Sherry) Polson of Cheraw, SC, Scotty (Melody) Walters of Patrick, SC; sister, Mary (Alvin) Tolson of Patrick, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Patrick Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 37, Patrick, SC 29584. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Polson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • May 12, 2021.

 

Patricia Gail White

CHERAW – Patricia Gail White, 68, died May 6, 2021. Born in Marlboro County she was a daughter of Edmond Steen of Spartanburg, SC and the late Virginia Lee Driggers Steen. She was a member of Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC.

     She is survived by her husband, Billy White of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Shannon Nicole Troublefield of Raleigh, NC, grandchildren, Virginia Nicole Troublefield, Carl Robert Troublefield, David Dominic Troublefield, her father listed above, a brother, Thomas Steen of Chesterfield, VA, sisters, Donna Edwards of Spartanburg, SC, Virginia McGinty of Chesterfield, VA, and Sylvia Melton of Spartanburg, SC.

     She was preceded in death by her mother listed above, also, brothers, Larry Steen, Ronnie Steen and a sister, Mary Howle.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • May 12, 2021.

 

William ‘Bill’ David Bryant

SOCIETY HILL – Mr. William “Bill” David Bryant, age 79, entered into rest on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at his home. The family hosted a time of remembrance for Bill’s life on Monday, May 17, 2021 between the hours of 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the home of Ms. Johnnie Boatwright in Cheraw, SC.

     Mr. Bryant was born March 23, 1942 in Hartsville, SC a son of the late David and Louise White Bryant. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a retired truck driver with Estes Truck Lines. Bill was an avid out-doorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time on the water with his pontoon.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Bryant was also preceded in death by his sister, Betty Louise Josey.

     Survivors include wife of 19 years, Patricia B. Bryant of the home; brothers, Johnny Bryant of Laurel, MD, and Ronald Bryant of Hartsville, SC; sister-in-law, Johnnie Boatwright of Cheraw, SC; special cousins, Mike & Patsy Bryant; and close friend for many years, Thom Christmas.

     Memorials may be made to a Hospice organization of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Bryant family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 19, 2021.

 

Andrea Lee Caulder

CHERAW – Ms. Andrea Lee Caulder, age 42, entered into rest on Friday, May 7, 2021. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, May, 12 2021 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following at the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Wednesday prior to the service at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Ms. Caulder was born November 11, 1978 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of Eddie Ray and Terry Lee Bryant Caulder. She was a GT teacher at Bennettsville Middle School, and she loved teaching. Andrea was a scholar who received her Master’s degree in Education and her Bachelor’s degree in Business. She enjoyed traveling to Pigeon Forge, the beach, and loved to shop. In her free time, Andrea loved to read, make jewelry, and watch oldtime cartoons. In addition, she also enjoyed collecting hermit crabs, and decorating her class room to match the holiday or season.

     Ms. Caulder was preceded in death by her grandparents; Edward L and Johnsie Mae Caulder, and Floyd Freeman; uncles, Russell Polson, Roger Eason, and Freddy Lynn Caulder.

     Survivors include her parents of the home; grandmother, Shirley Freeman of Cheraw, SC; uncles, Jeffrey (Robin) Bryant of Pageland, SC, William (Catherine) Bryant of Kershaw, SC, Rusty Lane (Amy) Bryant of Chesterfield, SC, George (Dana) White of Cheraw, SC and Mark (Janet) White of Polkton, NC; aunts, Wendy B. Polson of Bennettsville, SC, Tammy Dale Eason of Lancaster, SC, and Mary Ann Caulder of New Jersey; numerous cousins; best friends, Mandy, Allison, Leonard, and Mellissa; and her fur baby, “Chewbacca.”

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bennettsville Intermediate School, 701 Cheraw Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Caulder family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 19, 2021.

 

Margaret Anne Davis

CHERAW – Margaret Anne Davis, 70, died Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 2 PM from the Galilee A.M.E. Zion Church, McFarlan, NC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born April 12, 1951 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Henry and Elnora Lindsey Davis. Survivors: brother, Jerry Davis; sister, Cynthia Davis both of Cheraw, SC; godson, Claude Diggs, Jr., Chesterfield, SC; nieces and nephews, Gwenolyn (Bill) Williams, Tyrone (Jonella) Davis, Lynett Davis, Rodney Davis, Jeffrey Watson and Nikki Davis; greatnieces and nephews; Natalie Davis, Travis Davis, Jarred Melton, Tyler Davis, Nadia Bridges, Joy Bridges, LaKenya Brown, Rodney Bridges Jr., Trey Davis, Isabella Davis, CJ Watson, Jeffrey Watson Jr. and Kinsley Watson; four great-great nieces; sisters-in-law, Margie N. Davis and Tossie Davis; special sisters/friends, Shirleen (Claude) Diggs and Carrie Kahan. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 19, 2021.

 

Burdette Evans

Burdette Evans, 71, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Funeral service was held Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 12 PM from the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born July 11, 1949 in Chesterfield, SC, to the late Rufus Evans and Annie Lola McLain Evans. Survivors: children, Cary Lamon Evans and Tonita Evans; grandchildren, Darian Stanley, Jermaze Evans, Lamon Townsend, Tionna Evans and Cary Evans, Jr.; siblings, Clero (Miranda) Evans, Milton (Ruthie) Evans, Barbara (Bennie) Watson and Betty (Michael) Dash; honorary children, Chad Coit and Cherub Garner; aunt, Mary H. Evans. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 19, 2021.

 

Lester Hodge

CASSATT – Lester Anthony “Bobo” Hodge passed away peacefully on May 13 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Services were held Saturday at The River Church. Kornegay Funeral home, Camden Chapel, assisted the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 19, 2021.

 

Janice Elaine Lee

WARRENVILLE – Ms. Janice Elaine Lee, 65, entered into rest on May 9, 2021. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mrs. Catherine Bundy Lee.

     The family greeted friends at the Midland Valley Community Church of the Nazarene on Thursday, May 13, 2021, beginning at noon followed by a Celebration of Life service in the church sanctuary at 1 o’clock. Left to cherish her memory is her father, Mr. Allen Earl Lee, Cheraw, SC, her brother, Allen Lee (Mary), and her niece, Sarah Catherine Lee, all of Lyman, SC. Ms. Lee was a retired schoolteacher with twenty-six years of service at Midland Valley High School and 3 1/2 years teaching math at L.B.C. Always very active in her church, Midland Valley Community Church of the Nazarene, Janice began working as an administrative assistant in 2005. In lieu of flowers, Janice asked that memorials be made to the Midland Valley Community Church of the Nazarene Music Ministry, P.O. Box 645, Clearwater, SC 29822. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 19, 2021.

 

Rolando Arnulfo Raigoza

WALLACE – Mr. Rolando Arnulfo Raigoza, 72, passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021. Born, January 13, 1949 in Pueblo, Colorado, he was a son of the late John E. and Lupe Cano Raigoza. Mr. Raigoza served his country proudly in the United States Army, serving 20 years, including a stint in Vietnam. He also enjoyed painting pictures, reading and watching movies.

     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Johnny Jesus “J.J.” Raigoza and Bernardo Raigoza.

     Mr. Raigoza leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 31 years, Kathleen Ann Allen of the home; son, Bernardo John Raigoza of Virginia; and sister, Linda Raigoza Volleberg of Florida. A graveside funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at the National Cemetery in Florence, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 19, 2021.

 

Corey Brian Brumbles

Chesterfield – Mr. Corey Brian Brumbles passed away Friday, May 21, 2021 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. He was 46 years old.

     Born in North Wilkesboro, NC on May 5, 1975 to Charles Brian and Marilyn Hudson Brumbles. He was a pipefitter and welder for PPM. He enjoyed fishing, grilling, South Carolina Gamecock Football, music, and hanging out with his kids.

     He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory; wife, Allison Brumbles; parents, Charles Brian and Marilyn Hudson Brumbles; sons, Joshua Brian Brumbles and Elijah Wayne Brumbles; daughter, Chelsey Lynn Haire (Tiffany); sister, Brenda Rae Evers (Darryl); grandchild, Karamia Haire; nieces and nephews, Jacob Evers, Leanne Evers, Matthew Evers, Mckinley Evers, Clara Evers, and Libby Evers.

     He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

     A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Burroughs Funeral Home, officiated by Revs. Harrison Lampley and Roger Williams, with burial at Rogers Cemetery in McColl. A visitation will be held from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Burroughs Funeral Home.

     Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Brumbles family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 26, 2021.

 

Charlotte Rebecca ‘Becky’ Gulledge

CHERAW – Mrs. Charlotte Rebecca “Becky” Gulledge, 73, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021. Born, February 17, 1948 in Concord, NC she was a daughter of the late Willie Van Shaver and the late Iona Heffner Shaver. Mrs. Gulledge was a member of Anointed Word Ministries in Cheraw, SC and loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and her pets. She also enjoyed playing Scrabble, shopping, and going to church.

     Becky leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 54 years, Carol Glenn Gulledge, Sr. of the home; sons, Glenn (Dena) Gulledge of Cheraw, SC and Caleb (Allison) Gulledge of Columbia, SC; a daughter, Angela (Ernest) Gulledge Barrentine of Latta, SC, a sister, Bonnie Shaver Long of Wallace, SC; five grandchildren Dakotah Gulledge, Micayla Covington, Ysabella Gulledge, J. J. Barrentine, Nathan Barrentine, and two great-grandchildren, Elijah Covington, and Penelope Covington.

     A celebration of life was held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021 at Anointed Word Ministries in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service at The Farmhouse at Green Hill, 141 Fairfield Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 26, 2021.

 

John Robert Hall

WALLACE – John Robert Hall, 68, died Thursday, May 6, 2021. Born in Chesterfield County he was a son of the late William A. and Bonnie Maye Quick Hall. He was a1970 graduate of Wallace High School. He enjoyed reading, drawing and working on computers. He was a very knowledgeable person.

     Surviving are his brothers, Joey Hall of Wallace, SC and Kellon Hall of Cheraw, SC, also, many nieces and nephews.

     Plans to be announced by Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 26, 2021.

 

Clarence P. Jordan

PAGELAND – Mr.Clarence P. Jordan, 92, of Pageland, SC passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Jordan was born on December 11, 1928 in Pageland, South Carolina to the late Raymond Winslow Jordan and Corrie Price Jordan. He was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Mitchell Jordan, brothers; Rufus and Reece and sisters Eula, Bertha, Alline, Dorothy, and Lucy. Mr. Jordan was a member of Zion United Methodist Church and a member of Mt. Moriah 58 Masonic Lodge for 68 years. Also a Shriner since 1955. He enjoyed farming and loved to sing and whistle while riding on his tractor. He started each day going to Bojangles for breakfast. Mr. Jordan was very sociable and he enjoyed visiting and talking to people. Mr. Jordan is survived by his wife, of seventy-five years, Sudie Eubanks Jordan of Pageland, SC; daughter, Lou Ellen Rowell (Richard) of Pageland; grandchildren, Mitchell Jordan (Cindy), Cynthia Parker, Matthew Johnson (Jeri Lee) all of Pageland, SC; great grandchildren, Zachary Parker, Allie Parker, Peyton Parker, Bethany Jordan, Preston Jordan, Brandon Streater and Chloe Streater; numerous nieces and nephews and his dog, Lucky.

     The family received friends from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Friday, May 21, 2021 at the Zion Hall. There was a Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 3:00 PM on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Zion United Methodist Church with Pastor Carl Ritter and Pastor Don Rhyne officiating. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland with Masonic Rites. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, C/O Building fund, 647 Zion Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728, or Regency Southern Care Hospice, Attn: Grace Hospice Foundation, 205 E. Main St., Chesterfield, SC 29709. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Jordan family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 26, 2021.

 

Robert Jeffrey Lewis

CHERAW – Robert Jeffrey Lewis, 59, died Thursday, May 20,2021. The family will receive friends at the home.There are no services listed at this time. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 26, 2021.

 

Rosena AllenTalley

Funeral services for Rosena AllenTalley were held at 1:00pm Saturday May 1, 2021 at Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church in Cheraw. Burial followed at Foundry Hill Cemetery in Cheraw. Mrs.Talleydied of natural causes at the age of 95 on Sunday, April 25.

     Mrs. Rosena AllenTalley was born August 12, 1925, in Chesterfield, SC.She was the daughter of the late Henry Allen and Doretha Parson Allen.

     Mrs. Talley was a servant of God, loving sister, devoted grandmother, devoted aunt, best friend, confidante, and mentor.

     Rosena attended Chesterfield public school and Coulter Academy Junior College in Cheraw, SC. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Benedict College in Columbia, SC, in 1955.

     She met and married Frank Talley, Sr., on August 15, 1943, and their union was blessed with three children: Michael Frank Talley, Sr., Mary Rose Talley Dingle, and Frank Talley, Jr.

     Mrs. Talley taught school in North Carolina and Georgia before joining Robert Smalls Elementary School in Cheraw, SC, where she retired after 35 years of teaching. For over fifty years, Mrs. Talley was a dedicated beautician.

     Mrs. Talley was a lifelong member of the Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church, where she served in various roles.

     Rosena was preceded in death by her husband, FrankTalley, Sr., four brothers: Willie Allen, Floy dAllen, Everett Allen, Henry Curtis Allen and six sisters: Etta Mae McKay, Anna Evans, Doretha Rice, Gladys Gillespie, Lillian Allen, and Mary Lois Blue.

     She leaves to cherish loving memories with her three children: Attorney Michael Frank Talley, Sr. (Dianne) of Greenville, SC, Mary Rose Talley Dingle (William), and Frank Talley, Jr., both of Charlotte, NC; five grandchildren: Dr. Camela B. Ford (Kedrick), William A. J. Dingle, III, Attorney Michanna Talley Tate (Tony), Dr. Frajovon Rosena Talley White (Brian);Dr. Michael F. Talley, Jr.(Jesseye); five great-grandchildren: Chelsie Bell, Addesyn Dingle, William A. J. Dingle, IV, Elijah Emanuel Talley, Zahvian Nazier Lytch; two sisters: Priscilla Nivens of Cheraw, SC and Gerleen Stapleton of Atlanta GA, bonus grandsons Zariah and Jayden Ford of Charlotte, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

     Services were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage of Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 26, 2021.

 

Steven Allen Walters

WALLACE – Mr. StevenAllen Walters, 33, passedaway on Wednesday, May 19,2021. Born, May 4, 1988 inFayetteville, NC, he was theson of Marshall Wayne andAbigail Smith Walters.

     Steven served his countryproudly foreightyears intheUnitedStates Marine Corpsincluding a deployment toAfghanistan. He worked forCarolina Canners in Cheraw,SC. Steven loved to playgolf, videogames, soft-ball, and anyother sports.He also en-joyed shoot-ing and ridinghis motorcy-cle.

     He was pre-ceded indeath by his paternal grandfa-ther, Marsh Fulton Walters;paternal grandmother, Patri-cia Ann Johnson; and mater-nal grandmother, PatriciaAnn Smith.

     Steven leaves behind tocherish his memory, hisdaughters, Haylee MaireWalters of Hope Mills, NCand Kameryn Jayne Waltersof Huntersville, NC; his par-ents, Marshall W. Walters andAbigail Smith Walters; a sis-ter, Khristene W. Bostwick ofCharlotte, NC; and maternalgrandparents, James “Pete”Smith and Janice H. Smith.

     A Funeral Service was heldat 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May23, 2021 at Mission of FaithCommunity Church in Wal-lace, SC.Burial followed atthe Church Cemetery withMilitary Honors.The familyreceived friends from 6:00until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday,May 22, 2021 at Kiser Fu-neral Home in Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 26, 2021.

 

Leona Elizabeth Hinson Boatwright

PATRICK – Mrs. Leona Elizabeth Hinson Boatwright, age 91, joined her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Patrick Baptist Church by Pastor Grover Johnson and Reverend Jackie Hinson with burial following in the ZoarUnited Methodist Church Cemetery.The family greeted friends from 1:00 PM –2:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

     Mrs. Boatwright was born May 11, 1930 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Daniel and Hannah Privette Hinson. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a faithful member of Patrick Baptist Church where she served as former W.M.U. Director, choir member, G.A. leader, and member of the Benevolence committee. She retired from Cheraw Primary School, where she worked with kindergarten children she loved. Mrs. Leona enjoyed swimming, water aerobics, and bowling and was a member of the Lakeview Club Women’s Bowling Team. She also enjoyed gardening, working in her flowers, singing and listening to music. A lady that loved her family deeply, Mrs. Leona had a huge heart for children and was a caregiver to everyone.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Boatwright was also preceded in death by her husband, James O. “Doc” Boatwright, Sr.; daughter, Kathy Lynn Askins; granddaughter, Amanda Lynn Askins; and all of her immediate family excluding her beloved sister, Sue Watford.

     Survivors include her children, James O. “Jimmy” (Marji) Boatwright, Jr. of Hartsville, SC, Dr. Becki Boatwright of Columbia, SC, and Dr. Deborah Boatwright of San Francisco, CA; grand-children, Rebecca Derr, James O. “Trace” Boatwright, III., Kathleen (Lee) Johnson, Curvin McCathern, and Creighton McCathern; great-grandchildren, Bradley Derr, Alex Derr, Caitlyn Derr, and Camron Johnson; sister, Sue (Jimmy)Watford of Patrick, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Boatwright family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • June 2, 2021.

 

Carroll L. Freeman

Mr. Freeman, 80, of Society Hill, SC, passed away at his residence on May 22, 2021 after a long battle with cancer.

     He was a construction worker by trade but tinkered with carpentry, auto mechanics and maintenance through-out the years. He was a “jack of all trades” and could “work” on just about anything.

     He was a simple man with a heart of gold, full of joy and laughter and the best story-teller ever made. He was surely sent here to make someone smile. Children loved him because they saw his heart first. His eyes sparkled and he loved to sing (country music only for this man). His favorite things included cooking, NASCAR, watching football, being outdoors, animals of all kinds, riding with the windows down, and entertaining everyone he knew. He loved his family and they loved him. And he loved that he was going to Heaven one day.

     Carroll leaves many behind to cherish his memory. Surviving are his two children, a son, David “Bo” Freemen (Kim) of Cassellberry, Fl and a daughter, Julie Keith (Jay) of Camden, SC; three grandchildren: John Freeman, Will Keith and Amber Andrews (Chris); one great-grandchild: Christopher Andrews; one brother, Delmas Freeman (Vonzeal); two sisters, Linda Howle (Cecil) and Faye Howle; Best Friend/Honorary Brother: Buddy Cole; a host of nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

     He was preceded in death by his wife of the home, Betty “Billie” Freeman; a son, Carroll Eugene “Gene” Freeman; Parents: Allen and Della Edwards Freeman; Brothers: Buck, Tom, Ray, Clarence (Weazer) and Ronnie; Sisters: Hallie, June, Darce and Nancy.

     A funeral service was held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May25, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. The family received friends from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. just prior to the service at the Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • June 2, 2021.

 

Donnie Faye Boswell Griggs

MORVEN, N.C. – Donnie Faye Boswell Griggs entered into the arms of Jesus, May 26, 2021 at her home. Born in Morven, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Essie Deese Boswell. Donnie Faye is best remembered for her years operating the Morven Drug Store which served the community as a place to gather, fellowship and enjoy a hand dipped cone of ice cream, a delicious milkshake or a cold fountain drink. She also worked part-time at Huntley’s grocery before retiring to stay home and keep her grandson, Wesley, whom she adored and to be a homemaker. Donnie Faye was a devoted wife to John Wesley “Nookie” Griggs for almost 60 years and served faithfully by his side through his years of service to the community; especially during his many years of service on the Morven Fire Dept. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She shared her love deeply with all those in her life and her sweet smile and kind heart will leave a lasting impacton all who knew her.

     Donnie Faye was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Morven and a member of the Sisters of the Savior in Chesterfield where she served with various mission projects over the years even helping as she could from her rocking chair when she could no longer attend the meetings.

     Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Karen and son-in-law Chuck Helms whom she lived with, grandson Wesley, wife Kerry and great granddaughters Harper and Kensley who loved looking after “Nannie”. She had one surviving brother, Alvin “Skeeter” Boswell of Ruby, sisters-in-law Brenda Boswell and Frances Griggs, many nieces and nephews many who affectionately called her “Aunt Sister”. Donnie Faye was blessed to have several life long friends still sharing life with her especially Eleanor Williams and Ollie Mae Chewning.

     The family would like to say a special thank you to Lessie and Leslie Smith, loving caretakers who helped her along this journey Home and Brenda Boswell who has been by her side helping care for her for the last six years.

     Donnie Faye was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, brothers Robert “Pete” Boswell, Laurel “Dick” Boswell and Warren“ Cooter” Boswell.

     At Donnie Faye’s request, a graveside service was held at the Morven Cemetery Friday, May 28, at 3:00 pm. The family received friends following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Moven Cemetery Inc. c/o of George Short, P.O. Box 373 Morven, N.C. 28119, or Shiloh United Methodist Church in Morven in care of Sara Beth Griggs, 778 Long Rd., Morven, N.C. 28119.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Griggs family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • June 2, 2021.

 

Bernice Hanna Chapman

RUBY – Bernice Hanna Chapman, 66, died Friday, May 21, 2021. A memorial service was held Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 11 AM from the Second Chance Ministries Outreach, Chesterfield, SC. She was born July 12,1954, in Chesterfield, SC to the late Audrey Little Hanna andDuncan Hanna, Sr. Survivors: children, Lisa Chapman and Stephon Chapman both of Ruby SC; grandsons, Xavier (Zay) Chapman and Tyrif “Ty” Chapman both of Ruby, SC; siblings, Tammy Freeman of Monroe, NC, Arletha Hanna of Ruby, SC, Jimmy Lee Hanna of Pageland, SC and Benjamin Hanna of Chesterfield, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 9, 2021.

 

Betty E. Crutchfield

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Betty E. Crutchfield, age 79, entered into rest on Friday, June 4, 2021 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 4:00 PM Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Friendship United Methodist Church by Pastor Charles Teal and Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends following the service at the church.

     Mrs. Crutchfield was born March 13, 1942 in La Crosse, VA a daughter of the late Shirley and Annie Hightower Ezell. She was a dental assistant with Dr. Funderburk Dentistry for over 45 years. Following Dr. Funderburk’s retirement, they both went to work practicing dentistry at Evans Correctional Institution in Bennettsville, until their final retirement. Betty was a faithful member of Friendship United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working in her beautiful flower gardens in her yard, reading, and spoiling her grandchildren. Betty’s favorite holiday was Christmas, and she enjoyed decorating, celebrating, and hosting family get togethers.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Crutchfield was also preceded in death by her sisters, Evelyn Bowers, and Janet Corum.

     Survivors include her husband of nearly 61 years, Don Crutchfield of the home; daughters, Leslee (Alan) Knight of Columbia, SC, and Tonya (Todd) Whitaker of Kannapolis, NC; grandchildren, Hannah (Nick) Mock, Courtney Griggs, and Andrew (Sophie) Whitaker; great grandson, Nash Mock; siblings, Janice Evans of La Crosse, VA, Steve (Allison) Ezell of Concord, NC, and Junior (Pat) Ezell of Charlotte, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Friendship UMC Church, P. O. Box 62, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crutchfield family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 9, 2021.

 

Elliott Albright Hardison

Mr. Elliott Albright Hardison, 74, passed away with a calming peace with his family at his side on Friday, May 28, 2021. Mr. Hardison was a devout Christian of strong faith and practice, a trustworthy and faithful friend whose most important desire in life was to be a good father and provider to his family.

     A graveside funeral service was held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 5th at the cemetery of Bethel United Methodist Church at 3475 Gatewood Station Road in Wadesboro, NC (Hwy. 742 S., 5 miles south of Wadesboro, crossroads of 742 and Bethel Road) with Rev. Todd McSwain officiating. The family greeted friends following the service at the Bethel Church Community Center.

     Elliott was born October 3, 1946 in Anson County, NC and was a son of the late R. B. Hardison, II and the late Josie Iris Lawson Hardison.

     Elliott was a student in the Morven schools and graduate of Wadesboro High School where he was an Honorary Page in the North Carolina House of Representatives during Session 1963 during the Governor Luther Hodges Administration. Elliott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Pembroke State University and pursued a graduate degree in counseling from Appalachian State University.

     A proud volunteer in 1966, Elliott was a veteran of the U.S Marine Corps serving as Lance Corporal in Platoon 215 at Parris Island where he earned the National Defense Service Medal and Rifle Marksman Badge.

     After years of experience in the textile and manufacturing industries, Elliott worked at Duff-Norton in Charlotte as Labor Relations and Personnel Manager from 1978 – 1985. He owned and operated a successful travel agency for 25 years which afforded him the opportunity to travel and make lasting relationships along the way. Beginning in 2002, Elliott worked for Homeland Security as a Behavioral Detection Officer for 12 years from which he retired. Upon retirement, he continued to be active with college and professional sports teams and NASCAR to assist with transportation security.

     He is survived by daughter Jennifer Dianne Hardison of Fort Mill, South Carolina, son Andrew Elliott Hardison and daughter-in-law Stephany Melton Hardison of Aiken, South Carolina, former wife, Dianne Baucom Hardison of Rock Hill, South Carolina, sister Josie Iris Hardison Wilbanks of Lavonia, Georgia, brother Lawson Hardison and sister-in-law Joy Hardison of Chesterfield, South Carolina, and several beloved nieces and nephews.

     In addition to his parents, Elliott was preceded in death by his youngest son Brandon Lewis Hardison and brother, R.B. Hardison, III.

     A talented gardener with a natural green thumb, Elliott inherited from his grandmother a gift for healing and growing all that he planted. He was recently described as one in a million and the best friend one could ever have. Elliott was a humble gentleman who lived daily by honor, sacrifice, and compassion and was a generous, selfless, loving father devoted to his family.

     Memorials can be made to The Humane Society of York County, Anson County Partnership for Children or a charity of your choice. The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 9, 2021.

 

John Nelson ‘Wishbone’ Jenkins

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. John Nelson “Wishbone” Jenkins, age 65, entered into rest on Sunday, May 30, 2021. A time of remembrance and sharing of memories was held on Thursday, June 3, 2021 between the hours of 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Jenkins was born December 24, 1955 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Carroll G. Jenkins, Sr. and Verdie Faye Stroud Huggins. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, Class of 1974, where he enjoyed playing football and baseball. Mr. Jenkins was a former employee of Cheraw Dyeing & Finishing. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church and the Sons of Confederacy. He was an avid Clemson Tiger fan and enjoyed collecting baseball cards, and watching NASCAR.

     Survivors include his brothers, Carroll G. “Sonny” (Margaret) Jenkins, Jr. of Elliston, MT, and James A. “Jimmy” (Cheryl) Jenkins of Moncks Corner, SC; nephews, Brian (Helen) Jenkins, and Dillon (Megan) Jenkins; special friends, Dawn C. Hardee, and Shirlean Lisenby Streater; numerous cousins including Mary Smith, and A.D. Jordan; and his beloved cat, “Zack.”

     Memorials may be made to Rheumatology Research Foundation, 2200 Lake Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30319 or to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jenkins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 9, 2021.

 

Jackie Adams McDougald

CHERAW – Mrs. Jackie Adams McDougald, 88, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Born, January 22, 1933 in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Adams and the late Juanita Grant Adams. Jackie was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. She worked for Delta in Cheraw for many years as an administrative assistant, leaving there to devote her time to taking care of her children and family as they were her main priority in life. In later years, she was the manager of the Cheraw Theatre for several years. Jackie loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, who were the loves of her life, and she also loved watching the Atlanta Braves play baseball. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, and growing and caring for her house plants.

     Along with her parents, listed above, Jackie was preceded in death by a daughter, Jackie “Chris” McDougald Bailey; and a sister, Kathryn Adams Kimrey.

     She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Richard McDougald of Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Kathy McDougald John-son and her husband, Michael Ross Johnson of Cheraw, SC; and grandchildren, Brandon M. McDougald and Jack W. Johnson both of Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Saint David’s Churchin Cheraw. Burial followed at Saint David’s Cemetery in Cheraw. The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 9, 2021.

 

Curtis Leroy Davis Robinson

PAGELAND – Curtis Leroy Davis, 80, died Sunday, May16, 2021. Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 11 AM from the Crossroad Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Kershaw, SC. He was born November 1, 1940, in Lancaster County, SC to the late Early and Flonnie Sowell Robinson. Survivors: children, Daron Robinson (Cheryl), Pageland, SC, Ruthie Parks (Derrick), Charlotte, NC, Cynthia Baker (Anthony), Charlotte, NC and Aretha Robinson (Robert), High Point, NC; twelve grandchildren, Morgan, Jordan, Mayah, Dorian, Isaiah, Breana, Jassiah, Marcus, Mariah, Joshua, Destiny and Jeremiah; one great-grand, Cameron; siblings, Earlie Robinson Jr. (Loise), Chesapeake, VA, Dr. Waldo Robinson (Jean), Hazel Robinson, Elmore Robinson (Susie), Hiawatha Robinson, all of Jefferson, SC, and Rudene Felton, Englewood, NJ. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 9, 2021.

 

Jennifer ‘Jenny’ Nicole Smith

SIMPSONVILLE/CHERAW – Jennifer “Jenny” Nicole Smith, 33, died Sunday, May 30, in Simpsonville, SC. Born in Florence, SC, she was a daughter of Mike (Jennie) Smith of Cheraw, SC and Elizabeth Craft Smith of Simpsonville, SC. Jenny has gained her heavenly wings. She was infectiously happy and knew she was loved unconditionally. There is no doubt she is in heaven praising Jesus and running free with her Grandma Rosa. Known for her million-dollar smile, Jenny found laughter and joy in everything and never hesitated to offer her love and acceptance to everyone.

     Surviving are her mother and father listed above, sisters, Julie Smith (Jon) Douglas of Hanahan, SC and Ashley Smith (Kyle) Sink of Simpsonville, SC, and nephew, Andrew Christian Sink of Simpsonville, SC. Also, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

     She was preceded in death by her loving maternal grandmother, Rosa Mae Matheson Craft, and maternal grandfather, Robert Lee Craft, and paternal grand-parents Chauncey and Dodie Smith.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SCA private memorial service will be held at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: CHESCO Services, PO Box 151, Chesterfield SC, 29709; Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886; or MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund, 59 Bee Street, MSC 201, Charleston, SC 29425. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 9, 2021.

 

Gladys Crawford Streater

PAGELAND – Gladys Crawford Streater, 85, died Monday, May 24, 2021. A memorial service was held Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 11 AM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC. She was born February 3, 1936, in Mt. Holly, NJ to the late Sherman J. Henson andGlennie Crawford Henson. Survivors: a daughter, Semariah Lewis of Pageland, SC; siblings, Beatrice Jenkins Mathes, Newville, AL and Sherman Henson (Charlesetta) of San Antonio, TX; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 9, 2021.

 

Oskar Wetternek

CHERAW – Mr. Oskar Wetternek, age 67, entered into rest on Friday, June 4, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. The family invites you to an informal drop-in on Friday, June11, 2021 between the hours of 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at The Bistro on 2nd, 168 2nd Street, Cheraw, SC as they celebrate Mr. Wetternek’s life in true “Oskar Style.”

     Mr. Wetternek was born March 5, 1954 in Steierdorf– Anina, Romania a son of the late Karl and Maria Troger Wetternek. Oskar moved to Herzogenaurach, Germany in 1972 and lived there until 1978, when he came to Cheraw, SC to work with INA Bearing. Oskar later retired with over 30 years of service. He had a passion for cooking and entertaining that led to him opening Oskar’s Restaurant & Bar in 2001. A man with a heart to always help others, Mr. Wetternek was very instrumental in bringing organized soccer to Cheraw, SC. In recognition of his years of dedication to the area youth in organizing and coaching soccer, he was awarded the Jimmy Duffy Volunteer of the Year award in 2013. He also had a love for music and enjoyed playing the drums with friends. Oskar was a true people person who loved his family deeply and was a friend to all.

     Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Becky A. Wetternek of the home; children, Markus (Alina) Wetternek of Nonnenweier, Germany, Nadia Harris of Cheraw, SC, Nicole (Steve) Ferroni of Charleston, SC, Maggie (Josh) Lloyd of Cheraw, SC, Victoria (Slade) Avent of Bennettsville, SC, Elizabeth Wetternek, and Sofie Wetternek both of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Mia, Raul, Maylen, Campbell, Nixon, Warren, Elliot, Boone, Bentley, and one soon to be arriving.

     Oskar was the only child in his family, but was blessed with numerous cousins (who were close to him as siblings) that live in Germany; and his son of the heart, Lawrence Costea of Fort Mill, SC. The family would like to acknowledge the extraordinary care provided to Mr. Wetternek and the family by the wonderful staff of McLeod Hospice.

     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SouthCarolina 29501 or to Cheraw High School Soccer, 649 Chesterfield Highway, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home ofChesterfield, SC is serving the Wetternek family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 9, 2021.

 

Jerome Brooks Allen

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -Jerome Brooks Allen, 98 of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021, Brooks (J.B.) was born May 9, 1923, in Ruby, Chesterfield County, SC to the late Sallie Teresa Smith and Joseph Herman Allen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Estelle Coates Allen. They had been married for 78 years. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Leslie Murray Allen of Ruby, SC, Juanita Allen Mitchum of Georgetown, SC, Joseph Ross (Tony) Allen of Georgetown, SC, Sara Delle Allen of Ruby, SC, and Dottie Allen Menius of Surfside Beach, SC.

     Jerome Allen joined the Army Air Corpin 1942 and served for 3 years until WWII was over. He served with the 482nd Bombardment Squadron, in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. He was stationed in The Northern Mariana Islands on Tinian Island and was a bomb loader. Tinian was where the Enola Gay flew from and carried the first atomic bomb “Little Boy” to Hiroshima, Japan.

     Before moving to Fayetteville, Brooks (J.B.) had been employed by Belk Dept. Store for 15 years from 1949-1964. He was Asst. Mgr. of his first store in Clinton, SC at the age of 26. In his career he moved many times. He was with Belk in Hamlet, NC, and Monroe, NC. He then became Mgr. of his first store in Edgefield, SC, and then moved to Belk in Miami, FL as Mgr. He then wanted to move back closer to home, and his next move was to Hartsville, SC, as Asst. Mgr. of Coker Dept. Store from 1964-1969. With his last move in his career, he came to Fayetteville as Mgr. of The Collins Co. in Eutaw Shopping Center from 1969-1982. After retiring he opened his own clothing store, The Village Clothing Outlet. He retired for good in 1985. He served many years for the Chamber of Commerce in many towns where he lived. Brooks was a faithful servant of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church since moving to Fayetteville, in 1970. He was a member of the Adult 4 Assembly, and a member of the Bob Cogswell Sunday School Class. He was elected as a Deacon when he lived in Miami, FL. Brooks was a member of the Ruby Lodge No. 314 of SC. He was a Master Mason since March 31, 1947, serving for74 years. He received his 50-year certificate in March of 1997, and his 70-year certificate from the Grand Lodge in March 2017.

     He is survived by his daughter, Phyllis Allen Warner, and husband Jan S. Warner, and grandson, Kenneth Layne Warner. He is also survived by his son, Gregory L. Allen and wife Katherine Beard Allen and granddaughters, Sarah Brooke Allen and Katherine Lynn Allen and wife Nicole Allen and great granddaughter, Reagan Elizabeth Allen.

     There was a double service honoring Jerome Brooks’ life and his wife, Estelle Coates Allen, who passed August 12, 2020, during the COVID quarantine, on Saturday, June5, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church. Inurnment will take place at the Columbarium located at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church after the service. In lieu of flowers for both parents, the family requests donations be made to the Music Ministry of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Westmont Dr., Fayetteville, N.C. 28305. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, N.C. 28301. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 16, 2021.

 

Billy Wayne Curlee

Billy Wayne Curlee, 76, of Jefferson, South Carolina, made his crossing into Glory Land on Friday, June 11, 2021, in his home surrounded by his loving family to forever be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his precious Wife, Faye.

     Billy was born on July 4, 1944, in Marshville, NC, to the late Walter Roy and Aileen Sikes Curlee.

     Billy Wayne was first, a loving son, brother, husband, father, poppy, and great grandpoppy. Billy worked hard to provide for his family and take care of them as the Lord commanded him to do. He loved the Lord with all his heart and served him faithfully for the majority of his life. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Pageland, where he served as a former deacon and had been a member for over 50 years. He loved his church and church family. Billy worked hard most of his adult life raising cows and turkeys on his beautiful farm. He loved his cows more than the turkeys and considered them “farm family”. He was a wonderful man who kept his word and purposed to the Lord to always do his best. He was a wonderful father to his children and a loving poppy to his grandchildren and great grandchild. He loved his family more than life itself and was always willing to give of himself for their betterment. He loved going hunting, fishing, and working on the farm with his sons and grandsons and hearing the voice of his grand-daughters sing for the Lord made his heart swell with joy. He loved to hear his grandchildren sing and preach for the Lord. Billy was also blessed to know his precious little great grandchild, Joanna Faye, and that is truly what kept him going, even on the harder days of life. He fought a long and hard battle, but he never failed to thank the Lord for all His blessings in his life.

     In addition to his parents, Billy is preceded in death by his faithful and loving wife of fifty-five years who is his forever sweetheart, Edith Faye Curlee, his stepmother Katherine Clark, sister-in-law, Jean Curlee, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roscoe and Lillie Mae Timmons, brother-in-law, Honey Rollings, sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Tommy McCray, brothers and sisters-in-law, Charlie and Mary Lois Timmons and Joe and Doris Timmons, and nephews, Larry Benton and Bob Curlee.

     To those left to remember and celebrate his life were his sons, Joseph Curlee and David Curlee (Jodie), both of Jefferson, South Carolina; daughter, Kimberly Curlee Griffin (Ricky) of Jefferson, South Carolina; grandchildren; Logan Griffin (Katelyn), Evan Griffin(Courtney), Taryn Gurley (Jackson), Jonathan Griffin, Mason Horne, and Annah Horne; and a his great granddaughter, Joanna Faye Griffin.

     His brothers and sisters; Harry Curlee (Cora), Shirley Benton (Rudolph), sister-in-law Martha Rollings, and brother-in-law Carroll Timmons (Jane) along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends.

     The family received friends from 6-8 P.M. on Monday, June 14, 2021, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and the celebration of life was held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Pageland, SC, with grave side service and burial following in the church cemetery.

     The family would like to thank the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of Mr. Billy. They would also like to send a special thank you to Mrs. Beverly Vaughn, who went above and beyond to show caring, compassionate, and loving care to Mr. Billy and their entire family.

     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Curlee family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 16, 2021.

 

Janie Caulder Howle

Mrs. C Howle, 86, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021. Born on September 1, 1934 in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the late Jackson Allie Caulder and the late Laura Nezzie Rushing Caulder. Janie was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Cheraw, SC. She was also a member of a Dominoes Club, enjoyed reading, taking care of her flowers and loved all animals and pets. Janie was a caretaker and loved taking care of people in all walks of life, so much so, that she went back to school to become a Certified Nursing Assistant at the age of 70.

     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Leslie “Fred” Howle, Jr.; a son, Leslie E. Howle; brothers, Jackson Noel Caulder, Edward Lynn Caulder, and Charles Franklin Caulder; and sisters, Valdese Patterson, and Katie Lee Grant.

     Janie leaves behind to cherish her memory, her grand-daughter, Laura Howle Brown of Pamplico, SC; her longtime friend and caregiver, Ann Shipley of the home; and several nieces and nephews.

     A Private Funeral Service was held on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home.

     Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 16, 2021.

 

Jimmy Lee Morton

RUBY – Mr. Jimmy Lee Morton died at his home surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, June 10, 2021 after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 79. There was a Celebration of Mr. Jimmy’s life & sharing of memories from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Saturday, June12, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with closing reflections being offered by Randall Gainey and special music by granddaughter, Addison Morton.

     One of eleven children born to the late B.J. and Mary Jane Taylor Morton, he was a retired textile worker who enjoyed the simple way of life. From fishing anytime or just spending time with his greatest joys – his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

     Survivors include wife of 59 years, Lexie Gibson Morton of the home; daughter, Debbie (Marty) Sellers of Ruby; sons, Randy (Tammie) Morton of Chesterfield, Mark (Doris) Morton of Cheraw, and Jimmy Alan (Tiffany) Morton of Ruby; grandchildren, Scott (Stephanie) Morton, Makayla (Daniel) Curtis, Ariana Sellers, Jacob, Kaitlyn, Addison, and Brayden Morton; great grandchildren, Jannessa, Randi Lynne, Adrian, and Peyton Morton; brothers, Bobby Morton of Marshville, NC, Vance Morton of Ruby, Samp Morton of Chesterfield, and B.J. Morton of Chesterfield; sisters, Mary Mills of Ruby, Barbara Gibson, Elizabeth Hunter, Linda Hurst, Janis Morton all of Chesterfield, and Brenda Shaw of Patrick, SC; and his constant companion, “Princess.”

     The family would like to thank the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice (Kristen, Beverly, Brittney, and Jessica) for their kind and compassionate care of their loved one.

     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home  of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Morton fam-ily. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 16, 2021.

 

Virginia Lee Wallace

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Virginia Lee Wallace, age 77, entered into rest on Saturday, June 12, 2021. A Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene, Pageland, SC by Pastor Scott Gibson and Dr. Lindsay Powell. The family will greet friends following the service at the church.

     Mrs. Wallace was born September 3, 1943 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late William Levi and Ruth Lang Jordan. A caretaker to many, Virginia always put others first and put others needs in front of her own. A member of Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene, she loved her church and her Lord. She enjoyed working in her flowers, reading, and cooking for others. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her world and she loved spending time with them.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wallace was also preceded in death by her grand-daughter, Jennifer Ard and her brother, Billy Jordan.

     Survivors include her husband; Rodney Wallace of the home; daughters, Glenda Cassidy of Ruby, SC, Brenda Moore of Chesterfield, SC, and Cindy (Stewart) Gibson of Chesterfield, SC; sons, Steven Wallace of Teals Mill and Timothy (Kay) Wallace of Teals Mill, SC; grandchildren, Shane (Mandy) Ard of Rockingham, NC, Gene (Brandi) Jordan of Chesterfield, SC, Brian Gibson of Pembroke, NC, Brandy (Joseph) Deese of Ruby, SC, and Matthew Moore of Greenville, SC; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Ronnie (Diane) Jordan of Rockingham, NC; and sister, Bonnie (Michael) Canipe of Morven, NC.

     Memorials may be made to Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene “Lightbulb Fund” 1005, North Pearl St., Pageland, SC 29728. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wallace family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 16, 2021.

 

Penny Lou Caulder Dixon

CHESTERFIELD- Mrs. Penny Lou Caulder Dixon, age 58, entered into rest on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips, Rev-erend Jackie Hinson, Phillip Caulder, Jr., and Brent Taylor

with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 PM– 7:00 PM Friday, June 18, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Dixon was born November 12, 1962 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Phillip Caston “P.C.” Caulder, Sr. and Betty Lou Brown Caulder. She was a1981 graduate of Chesterfield High School and received her associate’s degree in Secretarial Science from Chesterfield – Marlboro Technical College in 1983. Penny was member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where she served as former church secretary and Sunday school teacher. She was a former office manager with Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home with over 18 years of service and a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing. A lady with a larger-than-life personality, Penny was a true people person who never met a stranger and always had a smile. To know her was to love her.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dixon was also preceded in death by a sister, Pat Caulder Thompson; and her beloved “Pa -T,” Thomas H. Davis.

     Survivors include her devoted husband of 38 year sand love of her life, Cotton Dixon of the home; son, Richie (Kimberly) Dixon of Camden, SC; brother, Phillip C. (Yetive) Caulder, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Sissy (Harold) Adams of Chesterfield, SC, and Peggy (Rev. Howard) Harding of Laurinburg, NC; daughters of the heart, Teresa “T.C.” Gaskins, Blair (Brian) Waters and their children, Wren, Charlie, and Cal; brother of the heart, Tommy (Shirley) Davis of Ruby, SC; sister of the heart, Tillie (Richard) Scott of Patrick SC; brothers-in-law, Terry Thompson of Florence, SC, Randy Dixon of Patrick, SC, and Gene (Katie) Dixon of Jefferson, SC; sister-in-law, Missy Shaw of Shallotte, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, (Debt Retirement Fund) 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Fu-neral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Dixon family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 23, 2021.

 

Rachel Leigh Hammond Gulledge

HARTSVILLE – Rachel Leigh Hammond Gulledge entered into rest on June 15, 2021. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 23rd at 11:00 in the Chesterfield Baptist Church sanctuary. Rachel will be interred at a later date in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family will greet friends and family before and after the service, and at other times at the home of Jack and Luann Hammond on East Main Street, Chesterfield.

     Rachel was born on December 31, 1981, in Greenwood, SC, to Jack Hammond, Jr., and Lynn Purdum Williams. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, class of 2000, and was a licensed massage therapist. She is remembered by her clients for her healing hands. She is remembered by her family and friends for her love, her beautiful smile, and her bright disposition. Rachel was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church and attended Faith Baptist Church in Hartsville, SC, for many years where her father-in-law is the pastor.

     Survivors include her children, Allison Noelle Vaughn of Chesterfield, and James Thomas Gulledge of Hartsville; husband, Clint Gulledge of Hartsville SC; parents, Lynn Purdum (Doug) Williams of Frederick MD, and Jack (Luann) Hammond Jr, of Chesterfield SC; siblings, Travis Hammond of Columbia SC, and Hannah (Matthew) King of Chesterfield; niece, Mary Catherine Hammond of Columbia, and nephew, Kolin Campbell of Chesterfield; sister-in-law, Beth Gulledge.

     In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Fannie Knight Scholarship fund at Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 East Main St. Chesterfield SC 29709, or the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home at 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gulledge family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 23, 2021.

 

Sandra Elaine Wallace Hall

Sandra Elaine Wallace Hall, age 69, entered into rest on Thursday, June 17, 2021, with her family by her side. Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Friday, July 2, 2021, at Zoar United Methodist Church (2842 Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC 29520) by Pastor Billy Jack Johnson, with remarks by family friend, Mark Farrar. A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00 PM Friday, July 2, 2021, at Wallace Farm (1251 Shiloh Acres Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709).

      Sandra was born December 15, 1951, in Chesterfield, SC, the daughter of the late Dozier and Foye Wallace. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, attended Wingate College, and received her bachelor’s degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University. In 1984, Sandra started Sandra W. Hall Photography, specializing in equestrian events across the country. She involved her whole family and passed down her passion for horses. Her efforts not only helped the industry over the years but her example of tireless enthusiasm and positivity for the horses and people she loved will be remembered by all.

     Her love for the horses, coupled with her involvement with the United Professional Horseman’s Association (UPHA) and the American Saddlebred Association of the Carolinas (ASAC), reache sback many years. She was inducted into the 2016 UPHA Carolina’s Saddlehorse Hall of Fame and received ASAC’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

     Sandra was a lifetime member of Zoar UMC where she served on the Outreach Committee and was a member of United Methodist Women. Sandra had a true servant’s heart, always giving and expected nothing in return. She was dedicated, outgoing, and approached life with a smile. Her legacy will live on, not only through the selfless example she set but also through the memories she captured in millions of photographs.

     “Well done good and faithful servant…come and share your Master’s happiness.”Matthew 25:23

     In addition to her parents, Sandra was also preceded in death by her brother, Dozier Franklyn (Frankie) Wallace, Jr.

     Survivors include her devoted husband of 43 years, Kenneth (Keith) Hall, Jr.; daughter, Erin (John) Fann; son, Wes (Jill) Hall; grand children Berkeley Fann, Grady and Hunter Hall.

     In lieu of flowers, a scholarship has been set up in her name with the United Professional Horseman’s Association (UPHA). She was devoted to promoting the future of the American Saddle-bred through young equestrians. To donate online, go to uphaonline.com and click Donate Now button. To donate by mail, UPHA Foundation, Inc., 4059 Iron Works Parkway, STE 2, Lexington, KY 40511. Memo: UPHA Sandra Hall Scholarship Program.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hall family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 23, 2021.

 

Betty Lou McPherson

CHERAW – Ms. Betty Lou McPherson, 80, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2021. Born, April 14, 1941, in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Daniel J. McPherson, Jr. and the late Lula Beatrice Moore McPherson. She lived with her parents until their death in1988, after that time she was a residentat The Cheraw Manor, CHESCO Home, and Cheraw Health Care.

     Betty Lou leaves behind to cherish her memory, her brother, Daniel J. McPherson, III of Spartanburg, SC; her sister, Eugenia M. Hilliard of Cheraw, SC; nieces Melanie Quick, Chris Morris, and Jennifer Harris, nephews Craig Hilliard, and David McPherson.

     A funeral service was held at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC at 2 PM Sunday, June 20, 2021. Burial was at Old Saint David’s Cemetery in Cheraw, SC following the service. The family received friends following the service at the cemetery. Rev. Dr. Steve West, officiant.

     Memorials to: CHESCO Services, PO Box 151, Chesterfield SC, 29709 or Westside Baptist Church, 105 Claremont St, Cheraw, SC2 9520.

     The McPherson Family has entrusted Kiser Funeral Home to serve them in their time of bereavement. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 23, 2021.

 

Samuel ‘Sam’ Gary Eubanks Sr.

CHERAW – Samuel “Sam” Gary Eubanks, Sr., 72, passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, surrounded by his family at his home.

     Born, on December 23, 1948 in Aiken, SC, Sam was a graduate of Leavelle-McCampbell High School and received a degree in Marketing from the University of South Carolina. He spent his career in textile management, working for Graniteville Company, Delta Mills, and Highland Industries. He also served 9 years in the United States Army Reserves.

     One of Sam’s favorite things was being of service to his church. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, where he served as a trustee and a member of the Staff/Parish Relations Committee. His desire to provide a safe, happy place for the children of Cheraw while their parents worked led him to take on the role of chairman of the board of First Church Child Development Center. The mission of giving back to the community in this way was dear to his heart, and he always enjoyed visiting with the children.

     Sam thoroughly enjoyed his retirement, spending many days on his boat trying to catch “The Big One” on Lake Wateree with Gail (even though she usually caught the bigger ones), playing golf with his sons and his best friend, Ronnie Watts, and pulling for the Gamecocks in any sport they played.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Margaret Eubanks, of Warrenville, SC. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Gail Fulmer Eubanks; his sons, Gary (Colleen) of Hilton Head, Kevin (Kim) of Lexington, and Sean (Courtney) of Cheraw; his brother, Steve Eubanks of Windermere, FL; and his greatest joys, his grandchildren, Cameron, Katie, Emma Cate, Sophie, and Mollie.

     The family received friends in the parlor of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

     In Lieu of flowers, donations in Sam’s honor may be made to First Church Child Development Center, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 30, 2021.

 

Patricia ‘Patsy’ Anne Poole Keith

CHERAW – Mrs. Patricia “Patsy” Anne Poole Keith, 83, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021. Born, April 4, 1938, in Asheboro, NC she was a daughter of the late Thelma Lee Moore Poole and the late Howard Y. Poole. Mrs. Keith was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Cheraw and retired from the Social Security Administration.

     Along with her parents, listed above Mrs. Keith was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Keith, and a brother, Edward Poole.

     She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter, Deborah Leppard and husband Ben of Rock Hill, SC; a sister, Micki Lockey of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Ben Leppard, Jr. and Stephen Leppard; nieces and nephews, Paige Sartor, Edward Poole, Jr.; Hadley Poole, Emily Rudolph and Catherine Stilphen; and several great nieces and nephews.

     A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Cheraw. Burial will follow at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. just prior to the service at the church.

     Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, C/O Carla Reid, 2525 West Market Street Ext., Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 30, 2021.

 

Clifton Eugene Short

CHERAW – Clifton Eugene Short, 67, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 2 PM from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Montrose Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. He was born in Cheraw, SC, December 30, 1953, to the late Fred Short and Reverend Rose Lee Short Pulliam. Survivors: three sisters: Doris S. Porter, Thelma (Wallace) Funderburk and Louester S. Hooks; a special friend, Joann Mason; five special sisters, Grayce Dixon, Mary R. Jackson, Daisy Eckels, Barbara E. Smith and Margaret Ford; eighteen nieces, four nephews, seventeen great nieces and nephews and a great-great niece. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • June 30, 2021.

 

Betty Lula Atkinson

MYRTLE BEACH – Betty Lula Atkinson, 92, died Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Angel Oak Nursing and Rehab.

     She was born May 6, 1929 in Mt. Croghan, SC. She was a daughter of the late Ross Guin and Mildred Baker Atkinson. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ross Guin Atkinson, Jr. and Wilson Kay Atkinson.

     Miss Atkinson moved to Cheraw, SC when she was 12 years old and lived there until she moved to Angel Oak Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a retired Secretary/Bookkeeper. She attended Faith Presbyterian Church in Cheraw.

     She is survived by: one sister, Janie Atkinson Shaw of Myrtle Beach, SC; and many nieces and nephews.

     Graveside service were held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. McMillan-Small Funeral Home, Myrtle Beach, SC is serving the Atkinson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 7, 2021.

 

Linda Ann Morgan Campbell

CHERAW – Mrs. Linda Ann Morgan Campbell, 67, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Born, July 1, 1953 in Darlington County, SC she was a daughter of the late Harold Atkinson and the late Yvonne Ann Perdue McCray. Ann was a simple woman that loved spending time with her family, especially her grandson, Mason. She loved to listen to music, cookout with friends and family, going to the beach and just sitting around outside. Most of all she loved watching her Westerns, especially Gun Smoke and The Virginian.

     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Atkinson; and sisters, Judy Assef and Tammy Lowe.

     Ann leaves behind to cherish her memory, a brother, Clint Joyner of Cheraw, SC; a sister, Wanda Baker of New Mexico; nieces, Kimberely McKenzie (Kevin) of Cheraw, Leigh Griggs (Kevin) of Wallace, and Stephanie Dawn Hollis of Chesterfield, a great nephew that was more like her grandson, Mason Bryant Hardwick; great nieces and nephews, Hannah Nicole Griggs, Kevin Scott Griggs, Jr., Faith Hatcher, Noah Hatcher, Jacob Hatcher, and Gabriel McKenzie; and a host of other relatives and friends.

     A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 5 at Kiser Funeral Home. The family received friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. just prior to the service at the Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 7, 2021.

 

Charlie Adam Childers

Mr. Charlie Adam Childers, 84, passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born, August 17, 1936, in Marlboro County, SC he was a son of the late Charlie Tillman Childers and the late Rodie Idell Lyons Childers. Charlie was a member of Midway Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC and was a Certified Technician at Cheraw Yarn Mill for 35 years. He loved to work on cars, especially his 1952 Chevrolet Pickup Truck that he built from the ground up. Mr. Childers also loved racing and carpentry work, building many things at his and his sons’ homes.

     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Childers; a sister, Mary Ann Childers Tipton; and a granddaughters, Spring Bryant and Maggie Webster.

     Mr. Childers leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 67 years, Annie Sue Honeycutt Childers of the home; sons, Danny Charles Childers, and wife, Anne of Cheraw, SC, and Dennis Adam Childers, and wife, Vicky of Patrick, SC; a daughter, Robin Lynn Bryant and husband, Jeffrey of Pageland, SC; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Kiser Funeral Home. The Childers Family has entrusted Kiser Funeral Home to serve them in this time of need. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 7, 2021.

 

Anthony J Glad

Anthony J Glad 87 of Manchester, NJ died Thursday July 1, 2021 at Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ. Born in Adah, PA he resided in Old Bridge, NJ for23 years and Cheraw, SC for 30 years before moving to Manchester, NJ in 2012. He served in the Army from1956-1958. He worked for General Motors in Clark, NJ and Ina Bearing in Cheraw, SC before retiring in 1994. He enjoyed showing his 1920 Model T Ford & his 1929 Model A Ford, gardening, carpentry and was a 3rddegree life-time member of the Knights of Columbus Council #10867 in Cheraw, SC as well as an active member of the St Peter’s Church in Cheraw, SC and St Monica’s Church in Jackson, NJ. He is predeceased by his son, Kenneth Joseph Glad and grandson, Travis Glad. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Irene E Glad, son, Daniel A & his wife Kay, 2 daughters & sons-in-law, Donna Margaret & Brian Giordano, and Mary Ellen & Michael Balsamo, 3 brothers, Joseph, Donald & Robert Glad and sister, Helen Scholz and 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Memorial Gathering is Tuesday from 4-8 pm at Oliverie Funeral Home 2925 Ridgeway Rd Manchester. Memorial Mass is Wednesday 10 AM at St Monica Church, Jackson. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to St Jude Children’s Research Foundation 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or Deborah Heart & Lung Association PO Box 820 Browns Mills NJ 08015-820. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 7, 2021.

 

John Tennyson Moore

CHERAW – John Tennyson Moore, 82, a veteran and resident of Cheraw, SC, died on June 28, 2021 in his home. John was the son of J. Leland and Mary Willis Moore and graduated from McColl High School and was a member of First United Methodist Church Cheraw.

     He is survived by his wife Palmyra Pruitt Moore, daughter, Helen Moore Hitchcock of Germany, grandchildren, Will and Emily, son and daughter-in-law Leland and Jessica Moore of Charlotte, NC, grandchildren, Garrison, Gabby and Grayden and sister, Carolyn Garey.

     He attended Clemson College before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. John worked for INA Bearing Company for 41 years as an Engineer. John was an avid photographer and volunteered with Boy Scout Troop 655 for over 40 years. John started the beginning soccer program at Cheraw Parks and Recreation. He was active with First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, SC. He was an active volunteer with Red Bird Mission in Kentucky and the Habitat Re-Store of Cheraw, SC. John had four loves: God, Family, Porsches, and the Clemson Tigers.

     A memorial service was held on Saturday 7/3/21 at 3pm at First United Method Church 117 3rd St., Cheraw, SC 29250. Visitation after the service in the Fellowship Hall.

     Memorials to: Charlie Scott Laney Scholarship, First United Methodist Church Cheraw 117 3rd Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 7, 2021.

 

Alvin ‘Al’ Moore Usher Jr.

PAGELAND – Mr. Alvin “Al” Moore Usher, Jr., 72, of Pageland, SC passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at his home. Mr. Al Usher was born March, 30 1949 in Lancaster, SC, to the late Alvin M. Usher, Sr. and Doris Hazeline McKeown Usher. He played football at Pageland High School and then at the University of South Carolina. After being an Assistant Coach at Pageland High School, he went on to be the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for the Central Eagles from1976 to 2002 with a career record of 261 wins and 80 loses. The Eagles were Class AA State Champions in 1989 and1997. They were Class AA state runner up in ‘87, ’88, ’90 and ‘94. The Eagles were also Upper State Champions 6 years. Al was a Shrine Bowl Assistant Coach in1991. He was a board member of the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association for many years and served as the President of the Association in 1998. He was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Hall of fame in 2003 and into South Carolina Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2018. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the South Carolina High School Sports Report. Al was a member of First Baptist Church of Pageland, where he served as Deacon and as Sunday School Teacher of the Friendship Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge #58 and a Shriner. Al is preceded in death by his brother, John Richard Usher, mother-in-law, Arline M. Courtney and brother-in-law, Eddie Courtney. Al is survived by his loving wife, Robbin Courtney Usher of the home; son, Trent Usher (Jerica) of Pageland, SC; daughter, Courtney Usher Brown (Chris) of Pageland, SC; brothers, Lee Eric Usher (Kathy) of Pageland, SC and David Brian Usher (Tammy) of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Ali Grace Brown, Major Usher, Captain Usher and Baze Usher; father-in-law, Dwight Edwin Courtney, Jr. of Pageland, SC; brothers-in-law, Chris Courtney (Carol) of Marshville, NC and Tracy Courtney (Sharon) of Walterboro, NC and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends could come by the funeral home on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM to sign the register book and pay their respects. Friends are welcome to stop by his home to visit with the family. There was a Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Pageland with Dr. Joel Dale officiating. The burial followed in the church cemetery with Masonic Rites. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central High School Touchdown Club, 200 Zion Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Usher family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 7, 2021.

 

Katie W. Deese

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Katie W. Deese, age 89, entered into rest on Friday, July 9, 2021 with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, July 11, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Fred McDaniel and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     In keeping with Mrs. Katie’s wishes, the family encouraged everyone in attendance to wear her favorite color, RED!

     Mrs. Deese was born November 29, 1931 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Sam and Rosie Ratliff Watson. She was a retired employee of James Fabrics and a former employee of Sacony. She also worked alongside her husband for many years at Deese Grocery. Katie was a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church where she was a beloved member of the choir. She enjoyed shopping, traveling with her church group and cousins, and decorating her home and yard for each holiday.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Deese was also preceded in death by her husband, Maxie C. “Teat” Deese; sons, James C. Deese and Kenny M. Deese; daughter, Patsy D. Rollins; grandson, Scott Deese; brother, Grover Watson; sister, Sara Watson Jones; son-in-law, Hollis Hurst, Jr.; and numerous sis-ters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

     Survivors include her daughter, Joyce D. Hurst; grandchildren, Chris Deese, Angela (Gregg) Demby, Chasity (Michael) Lisenby, Lisa (Scott) Herrington, Brandy Rollins, and Anthony (Crystal) Rollins; great grandchildren, Taylor Demby, Holli Demby, Colt Oliver, Michaela Lisenby, Kingsley Herrington, Makenxie Rollins, Kaden Herrington, Abram Rollins, and Camdyn Rollins; sister-in-law, Dot (Tommy) Jordan; numerous nieces and nephews; and special family members of the heart, Alice Deese, Randy (Angie) Rollins, and Larry (Cheryl) Jones.

     On behalf of the Deese family, a special thank you is offered for Mrs. Katie’s extended family, the staff and residency of Cheraw Healthcare, for their love, support, and care through the years.

      Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 6178 Airport Road, Mt. Croghan, SC 29727 or to the Cheraw Healthcare “ActivityProgram,” c/o Shawna Quick, P.O. Box 967, Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Deese family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • July 14, 2021.

 

James Thomas ‘J.T.’ Dutton Sr.

  1. CROGHAN – Mr. James Thomas “J.T.” Dutton, Sr., age 79, entered into rest on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at his home. Funeral services were held at 5:00 PM Saturday, July10, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Ronald Thurman and Brent Taylor with burial following in the White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Masonic Rites were rendered by the Ruby Masonic Lodge #314.The family greeted friends from 4:00 –5:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Dutton was born September 19, 1941 in Ruby, SC a son of the late Woodrow Wilson and Lucy Katie Rivers Dutton. He was a retired employee of Duff-Norton and the former owner and operator of Melissa’s Upholstery. J.T. was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church and Ruby Masonic Lodge#314, where he was a Past Master. He enjoyed working in his garden, watching old westerns and NASCAR, and talking to anyone he came in contact with.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Dutton was also preceded in death by his siblings, Kathy Faulkenberry, Hugh Dutton, Ronnie Dutton, and Harry Dutton.

     Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Linda H. Dutton of the home; son, James T. (Jeanette) Dutton, Jr. of Jefferson, SC; daughters, Hilda D. (Willy) Teal of Southport, NC, and Melissa D. (Jonathan) White of Mt. Croghan, SC; grandchildren, Megan Teal, Cyndee Dutton, Logan Moore, and Josie Dutton; great grandchildren, Alaina Porter, and Chloe Cantrell; siblings, Mitchell W. (Cynthia) Dutton of Wadesboro, NC, Graylon (Juanita) Dutton of Cheraw, SC, Irma Rivers of Jefferson, SC, and Barbara McClamrock of Monroe, NC; sisters-in-law, Dean Dutton, and Pat Dutton both of Chesterfield, SC, and Betty Morris of Ruby, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of special friends.

     Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, (Attn: SC Gift Processing) 4600 Park Rd, Ste 250, Charlotte, NC 28209 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Fu-neral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Dutton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • July 14, 2021.

 

James Thad Hendley Sr.

Mr. James Thad Hendley, Sr. of Cheraw, SC, age 78, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on July 14,2021. The son of the late Thomas Monroe Hendley, Sr. and Ethel Boswell Hendley, he was born February 3, 1943 in Baltimore, MD. Growing up in Cheraw, he excelled at many sports, and eventually went to play for the freshman basketball team at Wake Forest University before serving in the US Air Force in Vietnam. While deployed, he was able to take a break in Hawaii in order to get married to the love of his life, Patricia (Patsy) Ann Jordan.

     After returning home from his service, Thad completed studies in English Literature at The University of South Carolina and became a life-long Gamecocks fan. He worked in many different jobs throughout his life but always liked to surround himself with people he could help in some way. Whether this was working as a high school teacher, a football coach, or as a librarian at Evans Correctional Institution, he would aim to brighten the lives of others using both his kindness and quick wit. He left a lasting impression on everyone who met him. You could often find Thad cooking his famous recipes, reading the newspaper, completing crossword puzzles, and watching Jeopardy. He also really enjoyed being out in the sun, especially atthe beach where he was able to spend his last days.

     In addition to his parents,he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Hendley. Surviving are his wife, Patsy;children, James Hendley of West Columbia, SC, Summer (Stuart) Butler of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Chase Hendley of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Ian, Lana, Oliver, Seth, and Finn; and brother, Tom (Lou) Hendley of Cheraw, SC; as well as many nieces and nephews.

     A memorial service was held on Sunday, July 18 at 4:00 p.m. at Old St. David’s Church in Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 7 • July 21, 2021.

 

Edward William Rodgers Jr.

Edward William Rodgers, Jr. was born on September25, 1923 to the late Serildaand Edward William Rodgers Sr. in McBee, SC. E.W. as he was affectionately called by friends and family, was the eldest child born of this union. He departed this life at his home on July 8, 2021 at the age of 97.

     At a young age in McBee, E.W. learned to do various odd jobs while gaining the knowledge that hard work pays off. He, being the eldest, took on the responsibility to care for his younger siblings by encouraging education as a factor for a better life and opportunity. As E.W. grew older, he set his sights on joining the military.

     He enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II at the age of 17-months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Assigned to a troop transport ship, the USS Crescent City as a steward’s mate, he was trained to man his battle stations during numerous drills for enemy air attacks and sea combats, including: the liberation of the Philippines, consolidation of the southern Solomon Islands, Okinawa, Guadalcanal, Guam and Leyte. He also saw operations in Australia, Japan and China.

     Shortly after leaving the Navy, he married Ethel Mae Murphy and had two sons – Edward III (Chuck) and Vincent (Von) both born in McBee, SC. They subsequently migrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1950 where three additional children were born – Donald, Celeste and Kevin.

     He worked a long tenure with the Veteran Administration (VA) New York Harbor Health Care System Hospital and received his HVAC certification to become a refrigeration engineer. He served as a shop steward and later as President of the local union AFGE 2094. He retired from the VA in 1985 after 39 years of service. Although retired, he did home improvement jobs for many years. E.W. enjoyed taking his sons to work with him and showing them what his daily work day entailed.

     Living in Brooklyn during the 1960s, E.W. was an advocate in community service. He started a Little League baseball team in Bed Ford-Stuyvesant called – Stuyford Little League. In the 1970s E.W. participated in educating the youth about the abuse of drugs, its effects and how to avoid them. The organization was called the Self Help Unit for Narcotics (S.H.U.N), which was an assisted recovery home for substance abusers and about educating our youth.

     He loved to travel with family and friends. He coordinated trips to Montreal and Toronto in Canada and visited Germany and Denmark in Europe and various states throughout the United States. After their retirement E.W. and Ethel returned to McBeeto live a more leisurely life where he walked daily, raised enough vegetables in his garden to give away to neighbors and continued his quest to successfully document his family roots back to precivil war times. His love for Nascar races took him to several race tracks through out the East coast.

     He is survived by his beloved wife of 74 years, Ethel Mae Rodgers, the loving mother of his five children, Edward III and Dianne (Carr) Rodgers of Jamaica, NY, Vincent Rodgers of McBee, SC, Donald Sr. and Deborah (Byrdsong) Rodgers of Woodbridge, VA, Celeste (Rodgers) Baker and Douglas Alston of Greenville, SC, and Kevin and Lena (Jensen) Rodgers of Copenhagen, Denmark. The true joys of his life were his 11 grandchildren (Aaron, Jessica, Rita, Tasha, Lakisha, Donica, Donald Jr, Janelle, Winston (Alex), Nija and Blake and his is 17 great grandchildren (Arahna, Laurie, Larry, Lincoln, Soraia, Sonora, Layla, Alexis, Elisha, Donald III, Noah, Arabella, Atallia, Avery, Noralis, Emelina, and AJ (Alejandro), whom they affectionately called Papa.

     E.W. leaves a host of brothers (Thomas Rodgers and Exodus Rodgers), sisters (Sarah (Rodgers) Thompson, Mary (Mclean) Andrews, Lettie McLean, Ella Sue Wooten, and Alice Odom), nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

     He joins his siblings Bennie Rodgers, Robert Rodgers, Rose Rodgers, Theodore Rodgers, James Rodgers, Christine Rodgers, Gloria Sutton, Willie Nichols, Edward Rodgers, Jr., Florence (Rodgers) McCoy, and Martha Rodgers.

     His Viewing was July 17 from 4-6 pm at Young and Young Funeral Home, 711 S. 6th Street, Hartsville, SC with the Home going service on July 18, 11 am at Pine Forest Memorial Cemetery, McBee, SC.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of America. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 7 • July 21, 2021.

 

Bobby Gene Sessoms Sr.

CHERAW – Bobby Gene Sessoms, Sr.77, of Cheraw, SC passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Cheraw. He was born February 20, 1944 in Marlboro a son of the late Willie T. and Lillie Belle Quick Sessoms.

     Mr. Sessoms retired from Carolina Canning Company and later in life pastored several Holiness Churches in our area.

     Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Wallace Holiness Church with Rev. Anthony Dial officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

     Surviving, His wife Tressie Sessoms of Cheraw; Sons, Boot Sessoms and wife Kathy of Hamlet and William Sessoms of Myrtle Beach, SC; Sister, Betty Hatchell of Cheraw; Five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The family received friends from 1-2 P.M. prior to the service at the church. Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet is serving the Sessoms family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 7 • July 21, 2021.

 

Jerry Wayne Southard

PATRICK – Mr. Jerry Wayne Southard, age 76, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Bro. Odell Shepard and Bro. Cecil McLain with burial to follow in the Palmetto Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, July 19, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Southard was born April 21, 1945 in Ronda, NC a son of the late Quincy Cletus and Rosa Belle Vanhoy Southard. He was a retired employee of INA Bearing and a faithful member of St. John Freewill Baptist Church. Jerry loved his church and served the Lord there throughout the years as Deacon, Trustee, Building and Grounds Chairman, and Cemetery Coordinator. A man who was always willingto help others, Jerry enjoyed visiting people in the community, and traveling to yard sales and flea markets always looking for things someone else needed. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Southard was also preceded in death by his brother, James Southard; father-in-law & mother-in-law, Reid Whittington and Katherine Whittington Cox; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Kermit and Alice Harrelson, Eugene Chappell, Reid and Linda Whittington, David Whittington, Robert Funderburk, Melissa Whittington, and Fred Heath.

     Survivors include his devoted wife of nearly 57 years, Ella “Sue” Southard of the home; children, Tammie (Randy) Morton, and Robin(Johnny) Rivers both of Chesterfield, SC, and Wayne (Cynthia) Southard of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Scott (Stephanie) Morton, Nathan Rivers, Jeremy (Ben) Rivers, Katherine Owensby, Makayla (Daniel) Curtis, Bailey Southard, Landon Southard, Cierra Southard, Marissa Southard, and Summer Southard; great grandchildren, Jannessa Morton, Randi Lynne Morton, Adrian Morton, Peyton Morton, Stella Owensby, and Sully Owensby; sisters, Betty Heath of Pollocksville, NC, and Rosa (Johnny) Davis of Mayesville, NC; sister-in-law, Mae Southard of Trenton, NC; numerous nieces and nephews; his wife’s brothers & sisters whom he called his own, Barbara Funderburk of Patrick, SC, Janette Chappell of Ellerbe, NC, Mary (Odell) Shepard of Rockingham, NC, and Ronnie (Jean) Whittington of Cordova, NC.

     The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Kristen Sellers, Yolanda Douglas, Evelyn Watkins, Deborah Turner, Julie Sims, Chaplain Rev. Don Rhyne, and the entire staff of Regency Southern-Care Hospice of Chesterfield for their extraordinary care and love shown to Jerry and the family.

     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to St. John Freewill Baptist Church, 1843 St. JohnChurch Road, Patrick, SC29584.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Fu-neral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Southard family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 7 • July 21, 2021.

 

Laura Helene Ziobrowski

Laura Helene Ziobrowski, 68, has passed away on, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Born in Flushing, NY, she was the daughter of the late Harry Robert and Jane Claire Lubrich. Living on Long Island in Medford, NY for most of her life and then settling down in Cheraw, SC, 9 years ago. Over the years she has held many jobs with complete passion. From Pennysaver News and the Suffolk County Contractors Association to Act III Services and Nature’s Bounty and finally retiring from the Suffolk County Police Department in New York. She was an active member of the North Cheraw Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC.

     Laura enjoyed spending time with her family, as well as crafting many different things and always maintaining all her plants and flowers.

     She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Ralph Ziobrowski, son Jay (Jen) Ziobrowski of Fort Mill, SC and granddaughter, Claire Marie Ziobrowski, her little “Skittles.”

     The family received friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at North Cheraw Baptist Church. A funeral service followed at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at North Cheraw Baptist Church.

     In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to, McLeod Hospice, 1203 East Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 7 • July 21, 2021.

 

Charlie L. Airington
CONWAY – Mr. Charlie L. Airington, age 88, formerly of Mt. Croghan, SC, entered into rest on Wednesday, July 21,2021 at his home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 24, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Reverend Steven Hyman with burial to follow in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Croghan, SC. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

      Mr. Airington was born May 17, 1933 in Pageland, SC a son of the late William Clifford and Ada Rushing Airington. He was a retired employee of Springs Industries with 41 years of service and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Charlie was a very talented carpenter who could build and repair anything. He enjoyed fishing, working in his yard, and taking his grandchildren on a “Safari.”

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Airington was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Mae Joplin Airington; and son, Michael Rex Airington.
     Survivors include his wife, Joyce Hardee Airington of the home; children, Charles Ray (Cathey) Airington of Pageland, SC, Ellen (Odis) Sullivan of Jefferson, SC, Jerry Levi (Teresa) Airington of Conway, SC, Ernie (Gwen) Airington of Aynor, SC, and Joyce Airington Williams of Mt. Croghan, SC; grandchildren, Michael Sullivan, Angel Portman, Ashley Airington, Corey Airington, Ben Airington, Hope Spurling, Mylea Airington, Lola Airington, Zoe Airington, Jordan Airington, Preston Queen, and Michelle Fullwood; 11 great grandchildren; brother, Albert Airington of Fort Lawn, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 1500 Main St., Conway, SC 29526, or to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Airington family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 28, 2021.


Ida Mae Kimrey Burch

CHERAW – Ida Mae Kimrey Burch, 82, entered into rest with her family by her side on Friday, July 23, 2021. Born in Cheraw, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Rufus Randolph “Jake” and Sarah Marian Davis Kimrey. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Joe Banks Burch, Sr. Mrs. Ida Mae was a devoted member of Cheraw First Baptist Church where she served as the director of the WMU, taught youth Sunday School for countless years, served as a member of the Pastor Search Committee, the Personnel Committee, and served on the Missions Board. Mrs. Ida Mae was also a faithful member of the Joy Club of Cheraw First Methodist Church and the At Ease Club of Cheraw First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Burch, along side her late husband, successfully operated the Cheraw Packing Plant for more than 50 years.

     Mrs. Ida Mae was elected the first female member of the Chesterfield County Council, where she served her community for19 years. She also served on the board of Northeastern Technical College, the Board of the Pee Dee Regional Council of Government, and the South Carolina Council of Government. Mrs. Burch received the Citizen of the Year award from the Rotary Club of Cheraw for her lifetime of service to the community of Cheraw and Chesterfield County. Mrs. Ida Mae enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing cards with her friends, reading, doing puzzles, traveling with family and friends, and spending time at Ocean Isle Beach.

     Mrs. Ida Mae embodied the Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, and Temperance. She was full of grace and a friend to all she met. Mrs. Ida Mae a loving mother and granny, a devoted friend, and a true Southern lady. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son, Joe Banks Burch, Jr. of Cheraw, South Carolina; her daughter, Marian Burch Crawford of Cheraw, South Carolina; a brother, Rufus R. Kimrey (Sharon) of Kinston, North Carolina; grandchildren, Andrew Crawford (Mallory), Sarah Campbell (Caleb), Banks Burch (Rebeka), and Stephen Crawford; great grandchildren, Catherine Crawford, Addyson Crawford, Crawford Campbell, Emma Crawford, Davis Campbell, Olivia Burch, and Lillian Burch.
     A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July26, 2021 in the Sanctuary of Cheraw First Baptist Church. The family received friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the foyer of the Family Life Center at the church just prior to the service. Burial followed the service at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Cheraw, PO Box 337, Cheraw, South Carolina, 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 28, 2021.


  1. Elliott “Sunshine” Covington Jr.

    CHERAW – L. Elliott “Sunshine” Covington, Jr., 80, died,Thursday, July 22, 2021. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late Lawrence Elliott, Sr. and Edna Rae Lawhon Covington. Mr. Covington was a lifelong member of Cheraw First Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Friendship Sunday School class. He was a daily reader of the Bible. Mr. Covington was a life long farmer and had w on the Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year Award in 1966. He retired as the Cheraw Police Chief, after serving 20 years with the department, also playing on the police department soft ball team throughout those years. Mr. Covington was an avid golfer, loved to pitch base ballsand raced dirt track cars for 15 years.
    He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Lou Covington, of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Melanie (Kellon) Hall, of Cheraw, SC, Joy (Douglas) Myers, of Cheraw, SC, Jill (Billy) Gaddy, of Chesterfield, SC, and Jane (Brian) Severson, of S t a t e s v i l l e , NC, brothers, Julius (Debbie) Covington, of Cheraw, SC, and Charles (Jane) Covington, of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Ann (Ken) Hiers of Florence, SC, grandchildren, Grant (Brooke) Hall, Seth Myers, Andrew Hall, Caroline Gaddy, Adam Gaddy, Jacob Gaddy, Catherine Severson, Kel (Rebecca) Hall, and Lauren (Jonathan) Christopher.
    The family received friends from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 24, 2021, in the Cheraw First Baptist Family Life Center.
         A funeral service followed at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 24, 2021, in the sanctuary of Cheraw First Baptist Church.
         Memorials may be made to Cheraw First Baptist Church, 126 Greene St, Cheraw, SC 29520 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 28, 2021.

 

James Henry ‘Bobo’ Freeman Jr.
CHERAW – Funeral services for James Henry Freeman, Jr. were held on Monday July 19, 2021 at the Morris Funeral Cottage Chapel in Cheraw. Services of Committal and Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Cheraw. Mr. Freeman died at his home in Cheraw on Sunday July 11th of natural causes at the age of 55.

     James, also known as “BOBO”, was born June 5, 1966 to Ethel Mae Freeman and James Henry Freeman Sr. in Cheraw, SC. BOBO attended Cheraw High School where he was a very active member of the Cheraw Braves varsity football team and a blazing DJ known as “G-Ski”. BOBO enjoyed a short career driving a freight liner across the country. He often spoke about visiting Compton, California. BOBO then returned to Cheraw and became a valued and dependable employee of INA Bearing for twentyone and a half years, working last as a machine set-up operator until his death.

     BOBO’S sweet and gentle spirit endeared him to all he came in contact with. His passion was cooking. He enjoyed his outside activities such as hunting or fishing on the water, bowling, and spending time with his family.

     BOBO was preceded in death by his father, James Henry Freeman, Sr., and brother, Danny Shaw formerly of Alexandria, VA.

     Besides his loving mother, Ethel Mae Freeman, BOBO leaves his three children to cherish his wonderful memory; Jessica Freeman and Myron Freeman Lilesville, NC and Ariana Freeman of Florence, SC; two sisters, Cathy Lynn Powe (Charles) of Cheraw, SC, Pamela Chapman (Baron) of  Cheraw, SC; two brothers, Reginald Freeman (Valerie) of Chesterfield, SC and Tirrell Freeman of Cheraw, SC; three grandchildren Hayzon, London and Ryland, special brothers, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and a host of other reltives and friends.
     Morris Funeral Cottage of Cheraw was entrusted to serve the Freeman family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 28, 2021.


Patricia Chavis Gehm

BENNETTSVILLE – Patricia Chavis Gehm, 81, of Bennettsville, South Carolina died on 23 July, 2021 at her home with her family and caregivers. She was born Patricia Gail Rayfield in Newberry, SC on August 12, 1939 to Horace Bivens (HB) Rayfield and Maggie Lee Stribble Rayfield. She graduated from Newberry High School in 1957, and later took courses in her profession of social work at Clemson University, Memphis State University, and The University of South Carolina.

     Patricia was a retired South Carolina State Employee, where she served as a social worker for the Department of Social Services, Clemson University and South Carolina State University as project coordinator. In addition, she previously served as Parent-Teacher coordinator for Head Start and as an On Call Agent for Juvenile Justice and Coninuum of Care.

     She was a talented artist and an avid Master Gardner. She served as the President of The Duke of Marlborough Garden Club and the Bennettsville Council of Garden Clubs. She was a Board of Director for The Marlboro Area Arts Council and Marlboro Player where she designed and painted many sets for plays such “Hello, Dolly!”, “Oklahoma!”, and “Li’l Abner”. In addition, she was a 30 year volunteer for Marlboro County 4-H Clubs. She taught numerous art classes in Bennettsville and at the Clemson Art Center, and she won many art awards, especially associated with Jubilee Art Festivals in Bennettsville.
     She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Richard Kyle Gehm, and her four children, Deana Baker (Bill) of Seneca, SC, Don Chavis of Cheraw,SC, Suzanne Brandon (Jim) of Laurel, Maryland and Dawn Tabor (Eric) of Anderson, SC. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Christopher Baker (Autumn), Andrew Chavis, Jacob Brandon, Caleb Brandon, Chavis Tabor, Abigail Tabor and great grandchildren Jordon Baker and Hallie Baker. In addition, she is survived by her sisters Sue Campbell (Fuller) of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and Dorsey Lee (Freeman) of Sunrise, Florida, and special nephews Michael Campbell and Brandon Lee. She was beloved by Susan Tong and many relatives, friends, co-workers, care givers and neighbors.
     There will be a Celebration of Life later this year. Memorials may be made in honor of Pat, who was a tremendous supporter of the
local arts, may be made to the Marlboro Civic Center, 106 Clyde St. Bennettsville, SC 29512.
     Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Gehm family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 28, 2021.


Edythe “Edie” Agerton Hansen

Mrs. Edythe “Edie” Agerton Hansen, 97, of Pageland, SC passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at her home while surrounded by her family. Mrs. Hansen was born on March 12, 1924 in Pageland, SC to the late Brown Lee Agerton and Effie Watts Agerton. She joined Zion United Methodist Church on August 30, 1936. Aunt Edie was a faithful member for 85 years, making her the oldest member of Zion United Methodist Church. Aunt Edie devoted her life to her family. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt and grandmother to us all. She loved us dearly, as we loved her, and will forever be in our hearts. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Arnold H. “Arne” Hansen ; brother, Jon Edward Agerton; sister, Kitty A. Little and son, Dennis Lee Hansen. Edythe Hansen is survived by her brother, Thomas F. Agerton (Carolyn) of Pageland, SC; special niece, Debbie Huntley (Lawson) of Pageland, SC; nephew, Don Agerton of Miami, FL; nieces, Karen Aldridge (J.E.) of Pageland, SC, Kathy Phifer (Gary) of Marshville, NC, Ginger Little (Mike) of Monroe, NC and Pam Boies of Matthews, NC, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Friends paid their respects to the family at the home of Tommy Agerton or stopped by Baumgartner Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM to sign the register book. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Zion United Methodist Church in Pageland, SC with Pastor Carl Ritter and Pastor Athon Arant officiating. Burial was private prior to the Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, 647 Zion Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728. We would like to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to the wonderful care givers who cared for her the past ten years, Juanita Louallen, Wendy Aldridge, Kelly Rollins, Sue Mills and Elizabeth Knight, who lovingly cared for her with kindness and devotion. A special thank you to Elizabeth Knight, who didn’t leave her side the past two weeks. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Hansen family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 28, 2021.


Hugh William Marr Jr.

WALLACE – Mr. Hugh William Marr, Jr., 90, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Born, November 23, 1930 in Hurt, VA he was a son of the late Hugh W. Marr and the late Delia Bray Pugh Marr. Mr. Marr served his country proudly as Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, participating in many treacherous missions including the infamous battles on Pork Chop Hill, Old Baldie, and Heartbreak Ridge, and earning three Bronze Stars. He was a graduate of Jamestown Tech and Clemson University and a member of the Cheraw Church of God. Hugh retired from Burlington Industries in Kernersville, NC as a supervisor with 30 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and wood-working.
     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death his brothers, Bob Marr and James Marr; and sister, Betty Rea Walfall.
     Hugh leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 63 years, Edna McElroy Marr; a son, William Glenn Marr of Wallace, SC; a daughter, Ginger L. Martin of North Myrtle Beach, SC; a sister, Vaughnie Hailey of Hurt, VA; and two grandchildren, Michael Martin and John Martin.
     A funeral service was held at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July2, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed with Military Honors at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the National Cemetery in Florence, SC. The family received friends from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. just prior to the service at the funeral home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 11 • July 28, 2021.

Charles Rouse Pusser Jr.
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Charles Rouse Pusser, Jr., age 80, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 19, 2021 with his family by his side. A Service of Worship was held at 11:00 AM, Thursday , July 22, 2021 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips, Rev. Jackie Hinson, and Rev. Jerry Broughton with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Pusser was born September 1, 1940 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Charles Rouse Pusser, Sr. and Mary Davis Pusser. of North Carolina in 1965. Mr. Pusser founded C.R. Pusser Attorney at Law, and practiced law for over 16 years.

     In 1981, he surrendered to the call of Gospel Ministry and attended Southeastern Seminary and graduated from Fruitland Bible Baptist College. Bro. Rouse pastured Midway Baptist Church of Cheraw, SC and David’s Grove Baptist Church of Chesterfield, SC and was very active in the Freedom Prison Chapel of Chesterfield County Detention Center.

     Mr. Pusser was a faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where he was ordained into the Ministry. He served on the Good Samaritan Colony Board of Directors, and Board of Ministers for Campbell University. His passion was evangelism and helping others to come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Following that passion he founded the Captive Release Center in Chesterfield, SC. He never wanted to miss a chance to share the gospel with anyone!

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Pusser was also preceded in death by his brother, Ellison Pusser.
      Survivors include his devoted wife of 54 years, Dottie Pusser of the home; sons, Charles Rouse (Jennie) Pusser, III of Knoxville, TN, Thomas (Janelle) Pusser of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Joshua (Natalie) Pusser of Coats, C; grandchildren, Maggie Pusser, Cayden Pusser, Lyla Pusser, Olivia Pusser, Andrew Pusser, Aniston Pusser, and Beau Pusser; and sister, Harriet DeLoach of St. Petersburg, FL     

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, IMB 3806 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23230; or to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC; or McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502.
      For the Life and Legacy of Charles Rouse Pusser, Jr. we offer his favorite words of praise, TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Pusser family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 11 • July 28, 2021.

Betty Jo Thompson
JEFFERSON – Mrs. Betty Jo Thompson, age 68, entered into rest on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Funeral services were held at 5:00 PM Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Calvary Baptist Church by Reverend Tim Williams with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 4:00 – 5:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service at the church.

     Mrs.Thompson was born November 141952 to the late Doris Sue Brown. She was the former owner and operator of B & B Trim and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Betty Jo enjoyed working puzzle books and spending time with her grandchildren. She was always present for every function they were involved.

     Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her husband, Buster Thompson; and brother, Edwin Brown.
     Survivors include her daughter, Donna (Lynn) Oliver of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Sheldon Moree, Carley Moree, and Madelaine Oliver; sister, Sylvia (Carl) Hilton of Lancaster, SC, Freddie (Shirley) Brown of Conway, SC, and Frankie (Peggy) Brown of Kershaw, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to a Hospice organization of one’s choice or to any organization supporting cancer research.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Thompson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 11 • July 28, 2021.

Aaron Albert Winburn
CHERAW – Aaron Albert Winburn, 87, died Monday, July 19, 2021. Born in Darlington, SC, he was a son of the late Alex and Velma Kissiah Winburn. Mr. Winburn was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church, he was a lifelong hunter, hunting guide and sportsman. He enjoyed hunting hogs, deer, quail and dove. He was a Mason and a KYCH Knights Templar, serving the Cheraw Masonic Lodge, where he was a past Master and an honorary member of the Ruby Masonic Lodge.

     He is survived by his sweetie, Mary Beth Todd of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Mattie Karen Kissiah, of Cheraw, SC, and Mimi Quick, of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Don (Robin) Winburn of Hartsville, SC, grandchildren, Mary Hannah Jordan, Emily J. (Rahul) Joshi, Bailey Doris Quick, Jason Williamson, and Joshua Williamson, a great grandson, David Prakash Joshi, and a stepdaughter, Karen Alice (David) Williamson, of Lake Wateree, SC.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Byrd Winburn, a brother, John Alex “Buddy” Winburn, a sister, Anna Jane Winburn and a grandson, Hadley Aaron Jordan.
     The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Patrick, SC.

     A funeral followed at 7:00 PM, Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Mt Olivet Baptist Church, Patrick SC, officiated by the Rev. Richie Yow. Burial was in the church cemetery following the funeral service.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 11 • July 28, 2021.

 

Iris Ratliff Deese
RUBY – Mrs. Iris Ratliff Deese, age 78, entered into rest on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were held at 5:00 PM Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Hank Griffin and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at the funeral home.
     Mrs. Deese was born November 13, 1942 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Duncan L. and Ruth Lucille Gulledge Ratliff. She was a retired supervisor with Bo-Buck Mills with over 50 years of service. Iris was a life-long member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church where she served as former Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Deese was known as the “heart of her family,” who loved her
grandchildren very much and was a caretaker for all of them. She enjoyed reading, selling Avon, watching westerns, and playing Sudoku puzzles.
     In addition to her parents, Iris was also preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Lee Deese; daughter, Teresa Lynn Gulledge; grandson, Philip Gulledge; great granddaughter, Bailey Hodge; brother, Harry Dean Ratliff, Sr.; sister, Nell R. Wilkerson; nieces, Wendy W. Sellers, Cindy Ratliff, and Wanda W. Morgan; nephews, Brent Ratliff, Billy Ratliff, C.J. Parker, and Chris Ratliff.
     Survivors include her children, Stewart (Cindy) Gibson of Chesterfield, SC; Rena Albright, and Randall (Angie) Gibson both of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Sandi Gulledge, Bridget (Jr.) Hodge, Brian Gibson, Brandy (Joe) Deese, Jesse (Robin) Gilmore, Christie (Josh) Shaw, Brooke (Josh) Howard, Harleigh Payne, and Madason Gibson; 13 great grandchildren and 1 soon be arriving; brother, Billy Gene (Vickie) Ratliff of Ruby, SC; sisters, Joyce Ann Ratliff Mills of Ruby, SC, and Janice Ratliff Parker of Chesterfield, SC; sisters-in-law, Dot (Tommy) Jordan, and Myrtle Ratliff; and her beloved dog, “Georgia.”
     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C. is serving the Deese family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 4, 2021.


Jerry Wayne Dowdy

CLIO – Mr. Jerry Wayne Dowdy, 67, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on Monday, July 26, 2021. Born, January 8, 1954 in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of the late Marvin Larue Dowdy and the late Jenny Lafaye Collins. Jerry served his country proudly in the South Carolina National Guard, retiring after many years of service. During his time in the Guard, he served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and was known by his fellow Guardsmen as “ Outlaw 50”. Jerry also was a Deputy with the Marlboro County Sherriff’s Department. Affectionately known as “Pa” by his grandkids, Jerry loved spending time with his family and friends , as well a s playing
golf, hunting, fishing, and boat rides on the Pee Dee River. His motto was “Good Friends and Good Times”.
     Along with his parents, listed above, Mr. Dowdy was preceded in death by a brother, Robin Dowdy.
     Jerry leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son, Travis Dowdy (Mica) of Bennettsville, SC; a daughter, Shannon Blackwell (Paul Blackwell, III) of Cheraw, SC; brothers, Bruce Dowdy of Bennettsville, SC and David Dowdy (Lynne) of Bennettsville, SC; grandchildren, Holden Dowdy, Parker Dowdy, Vivianne Blackwell, and Beckett Blackwell; and many friends that he considered and loved like family.
     A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. The family received friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service at the funeral home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 4, 2021.


 Amanda Leigh Gregory

JEFFERSON – Miss Amanda Leigh Gregory, age 50, entered into the arms of her Savior on Sunday evening, July 25, 2021 and is now walking with Jesus. A public visitation for family and friends was held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Bethel Baptist Church and other times at the home of her sister, Katrina Manus, 1409 Goldmine Rd, Monroe, NC 28110.
     The funeral services were private with burial following in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
     On October 30, 1970 God gave a special gift to Rev. Jimmy “Pete” and Dianne “Anne” Steen Gregory by the name of Amanda Leigh Gregory. She was truly the light of her family and a blessing to them. Amanda loved to color and decorate velvet art and create keepsakes with latch hooking. She enjoyed watching cartoons and her favorite was Scooby Doo. She also enjoyed watching movies and any with Steven Seagal, Chuck Norris, or Jim Carey were her favorite picks. To say she was an Elvis Pressley fan is quite the understatement!
     A young lady with a selfless and giving heart, Amanda was always wanting to buy for others. She would never miss sending a card for anyone’s birthday, anniversary, or special date. Her favorite holiday was Christmas
and she looked forward to adding to her Belkie Bear collection each year. The greatest experience of her life was when she accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized in 1983.
     Those left to cherish her precious memory are her parents, Rev. Jimmy “Pete” and Anne Gregory of Jefferson, SC; sister, Katrina (Michael) Manus of Monroe, NC; brother, Jimmy (Tracy) Gregory of Jefferson, SC; nieces
and nephews, Joseph Ryne Manus, Ashleigh Lauren (Shea) Rollins, Tristan Andrew Gregory, Alston Blayne Gregory, and Aiden Skyler Gregory; great nieces, Hayden Leigh Rollins, and Lainey Scott Rollins; 1 great nephew to soon be arriving; caregiver and special friend, Renee Wilson; and special “aunt,” Donna (Larry) Fulton.
     Memorials may be made to the McWhorter Hospice House, 700 W Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC 28110 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, SC Gift Processing, 4600 Park Rd, Ste 250, Charlotte, NC 28209.
     I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, Psalm 139:14. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gregory family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 4, 2021.

Agnes J. Hall
CHERAW – Agnes J. Hall, 93, died Monday, July 26, 2021. Born in Hartsville, SC November 26, 1927 she was the daughter of the late William and Catherine Jones. She attended Cheraw Family Worship, Cheraw, SC and had been a member and Sunday School teacher at Edwards Chapel in Society Hill, SC. She was retired from Stanley/Black & Decker. Ms. Hall loved being with her family, reading her bible, and always thought of others. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grand-mother. She also enjoyed visiting with home – bound friends and church members. Her motto was love God first and be kind to others.
     Agnes and Bogan married in 1944 while he was enlisted in the US Army. They enjoyed 42 years of marriage until his death in 1986.
     She is survived by her eight children; sons Jim (Linda) Hall, of Society Hill, SC, Henry Hall, of Lydia, SC, Freddy (Kay) Hall, of Byrdtown, SC, Larry Hall, of Hartsville, SC, and Michael (Michelle) Hall, of Hartsville, SC, daughters Mary Jordan, of Cheraw, SC, Susan (Mickey) Caulder, of Florence, SC, Diane (Paul) Miller, of Florence, SC, a brother, Gene (Miriam) Jones, of Hartsville, SC, a sister-in-law, Juanita Jones of Hartsville, SC , twelve grand-children, nineteen great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Bogan Hall, parents listed above, and a brother, James Jones.
     The family received friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Edwards Chapel, 5443 Patrick Society Hill Road, Society Hill, SC 29584.
     A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Edwards Chapel, 5443 Patrick Society Hill Road, Society Hill, SC 29584. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 4, 2021.

James R. ‘Jim’ Price
CHESTERFIELD – Mr.James R. “Jim” Price, age 68, entered into rest on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Zoar United Methodist Church by Pastor Billy Jack
Johnson with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
     Mr. Price was born July 20, 1953 in Anson County, NC a son of the late Jack and Elizabeth Davis Price. He was retired employee of TransSouth with over 25 years of service in consumer finance. He was a member of Zoar
United Methodist Church and Green River Country Club. He was very proud to be a second-generation Mason. A talented musician who enjoyed all genres of music, Jim enjoyed playing the guitar, piano, and singing. He also enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR , and playing golf.
     In addition to his parents, Jim was also preceded in death by his brother, Jackie.
     Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Kim W. Price of the home; son, James R.“Jim” (Jennifer) Price, Jr. of Fort Mill, SC; daughter, Tara (C.J.) MacFarlane of Monroe, NC; grandchildren, Killian Price, Jackson Price, Aidan Price, Cade MacFarlane, and Kyla MacFarlane;brother of the heart, Larry Mesecher; cousin of heart, Dee Davis; friends of the heart, Ralph Laney, Philip Martin, and Dean Carswell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Debbie Foote, 2472 Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to Green River Country Club, 714 Country Club Rd, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Price family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 4, 2021.

Gail Arlene Scanlan
CHERAW – Mrs. Gail Arlene Scanlan, 69, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Born, August 10, 1951 in New Jersey she was a daughter of Edith May Mauser Ruess and the late Arbon D. Hughes. Gail was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter.
     Along with her father, listed above, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Hughes; and step-father, Leonard Ruess.
     Gail leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Kevin Scanlan (De-vonna Lee) of Cheraw, SC; daughters, Kim O’Conner (Sean) of Boise, ID and Erin Cassidy of Cheraw, SC; her mother, Edith May Ruess of Lincroft, NJ; a brother, Greg Hughes (Ellen) of Lincroft, NJ; sisters, Gwen Hughes (Gene) of Weeki Wachee, FL, Kathy Hughes of Lincroft, NJ and Chris Ruess of Lincroft, NJ; seven grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
     The family will receive friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.
     A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Kiser Funeral Home, 1020 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 4, 2021.

 

Esther Mae Chavis Furr
CHERAW – Esther Mae Chavis Furr, 91, died Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Born in Bennettsville, SC she was a daughter of the late Alexander Chavis and the late Rosa Wright Chavis. She was the widow of P. L. Furr. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, SC.
     Surviving are her sons, Jackie (Susan) Furr, Richard Furr, Perry England,  Scott Furr, Brothers, Jesse (Wanda) Chavis, Alexander Chavis, several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a son, P.L. Furr, Jr., a grandson, Christopher Furr, a daughter, Doris
Mae England and a stepfather, James H. Chavis.
     A graveside service was held 11:00 AM, Friday, August 6, 2021 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends following the service.
     Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Agape Care of South Carolina, 311 B. North Main Street, Lancaster, SC 29720. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 11, 2021.


Francis Ray Garris

WALLACE – Mr. Francis Ray Garris, 80, passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021. Born, August 11, 1940 in Hartsville, SC, he was a son of the late William Frank Garris and the late Eva Mae Tice Garris. Ray served his country proudly in the SC National Guard. Mr. Garris was a member of Bruton’s Fork Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, a member of the Men’s Sunday School Class and enjoyed praising the Lord with his beautiful bass voice as the choir director. He also was a member of the Civitan’s .  Ray never met a stranger and was always willing to help someone. He also loved serving people, which is why his career of 36 yearsas a car salesman for Bud Motor Company, Griffin-Flythe Honda, and Bennett Motor Company was so successful. After his retirement from car sales, he worked for Lowe’s. He enjoyed listening to southern gospel music, singing, roller skating, fishing, and was an avid golfer earning the name of “Fairway Ray.”
     Along with his parents, listed above he was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon T. Garris; a son, Christopher Ray Garris; a sister, Ruby Brigman; and brothers, Frank Garris, Jr., Bennett Garris, Jimmy Garris, and Ed Garris.
     Ray leaves behind to cherish his memory, his sons, Raymond Todd Garris (Sandy) of Wallace, SC and Nelson Fayette Bailey; his daughter, Elizabeth Garris (Andy Little) of Fort Mill, SC; a sister, Shirley Chapman (Terry) of Cheraw, SC; and two grandchildren, Victoria Garris of Fort Mill, SC and Katlyn Garris of Clemson, SC.
     A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 9, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at St. John’s Church Cemetery in Patrick, SC. The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC
     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, C/O Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 11, 2021.


Robert Lee Gillespie Sr.

CHERAW – Robert Lee Gillespie, Sr., 69, died Tuesday, July 20, 2021. A graveside service was held Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 2PM from the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. He was born March 24, 1952 in Cheraw, SC to the late Willie Gillespie, Sr. and Gertrude Little Gillespie. Survivors: his wife, Dorothy Ann Gillespie, Cheraw, SC; daughters, Catina (LeGranthony) Bridges, and Serena (Clyde) Campbell, Cheraw, SC; seven grandchildren, Sharekka Bridges, Cheraw, SC, Jeffrey Strong, Wallace, SC, Lakeya Bullock, Cheraw, SC, LeGranthony Bridges, II, Cheraw, SC, Alexus Gillespie, Florence, SC, Robert “Quan” Gillespie, III, Cheraw, SC, and Amare Bridges, Cheraw, SC; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Stacey Robinson, Chesterfield, SC; brother, Bruce Byrd, Augusta, GA. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 11, 2021.

 

Margaret P. Kinney
BENNETTSVILLE – Former Bennettsville newspaper journalist and copy editor, Mrs. Margaret René Pegues (Peggy) Kinney, 81, of Bennettsville died peacefully at her family antebellum home, Magnolia, in the loving arms of her husband of over 57 years, and daughter, Saturday night, July 31, 2021.
     For the past 21 months she valiantly struggled with various stages of lung cancer and its associated treatments and complications, all the while demonstrating her true spirit, strength, and grit to family and friends.
     She was born a daughter of Victor René Pegues and Elisabeth Hamer Pegues on May 27, 1940, in McColl, in the home of her maternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Hamer. She spent her childhood at Spring Hill (Pegues Place), the ancestral Colonial land grant Pegues family plantation home in upper Marlboro County.
     After matriculating at public schools in Cheraw, she attended and was a graduate of Saint Mary’s High School in 1958 and Saint Mary’s Junior College in 1960, both in Raleigh, NC. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Women’s College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, NC, in 1962. While in college she served as a summer intern, reporter, and feature writer with The Charlotte Observer. After graduation and moving to Atlanta, GA, with college friends, she was an Associate Editor of “Southern Power and Energy Magazine” of W.R.C. Smith Publishing Co.
     While in Atlanta she was introduced to her future husband, William Light (Bill) Kinney Jr. of Bennettsville on his 29th birthday, October 26, 1962, by a longstanding mutual family friend, Florie McLeod Ervin of Florence. After an 18-month courtship, they married at Central United Methodist Church in Monroe, NC, where her mother then lived.
     Upon marriage she moved to Bill’s hometown of Bennettsville, and there she and he have since lived raising their two children, Elisabeth Mayer Kinney McNiel and William Light Kinney III, and doting on three grandchildren. She worked with her husband at Marlboro Publishing Co., Inc. dba Marlboro Herald-Advocate prior to their retirement in 2014. Since 1979 she relished hosting and pampering family and friends at the family summer cottage, -30-, in Pawleys Island.
     In addition to her husband, survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Elisabeth Mayer Kinney McNiel (Daniel Edward McNiel) of Bennettsville; three grandchildren, Robert Leland McNiel III (Emma Johnson McNiel) of Chattanooga, TN, Margaret Jane McNiel of Knoxville, TN, and William Light Kinney McNiel of Wofford College, Spartanburg; 10 ½ month old great-grandson, Robert Leland McNiel IV of Chattanooga; sister, Frances Elisabeth Pegues Burroughs of Conway; nephew, Henry Buck Burroughs III (Julie) of Brandon, FL; niece, Victoria McNeill Burroughs of North Charleston; great nephew, Henry Buck (Hank) Burroughs IV, also of Brandon, FL; and numerous Hamer and Pegues cousins and close friends.
     In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, William Light Kinney III, on July 21, 1989.
     Locally, she was involved in many activities throughout the years including willingly supporting her husband, children, and grandchildren in their numerous endeavors. She was an active member and leader of First United Methodist Church, member of the Rotary Club of Bennettsville, and former President of Marlborough Historical Society and Junior Charity League of Marlboro County. She was a former Chairperson of the historic Jennings-Brown House Committee, was an active member and former Chairperson of the Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission and was a member of the Pee Dee Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a founding member of the exclusive “Thursday Lunch & B Club” and “Bennettsville Lachromaniac Society”.
     She held numerous statewide positions including being member and past Chairperson of the former South Carolina Mother of the Year Selection Committee, serving as Pee Dee Committee Chairperson of The National Society of The Colonial Dames in The State of South Carolina, being member of The Huguenot Society of South Carolina, and serving as former board member of the South Carolina Museum Foundation and South Carolina Governor’s Mansion Commission.
     A brief burial service August 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. took place at Sunset Memorial Park, 1200 West Main Street, for family and close friends followed at 11:00 a.m. by a Celebration of Life service at First United Methodist Church, 311 East Main Street, Bennettsville. The family received friends at her home, Magnolia, 508 East Main Street.
     Memorial donations may be given to the William Light Kinney III ’91 Endowed Scholarship Fund at Wofford College, Attention: Office of Advancement, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303.
      Burroughs Funeral Home in Bennettsville is honored to serve the Kinney family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 11, 2021.

Charles ‘Bird’ Marion Previtte
WALLACE – Mr. Charles “Bird” Marion Previtte, 63, passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021. Born, July 20, 1958 in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of Glenn Thomas Previtte and the late Marie Hatcher Previtte. Bird was a member of Faith Fellowship  Church in Wallace, SC where he played with the band. He was also an active member of the Woodmen of the World, Chapter 966. Charles was a talented musician, playing the bass, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and piano. He loved to sing and make gospel CD’s to give to people. He was also a great artist and loved to paint.
     He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Previtte. Mr. Previtte leaves behind to cherish his memory, his father, Glenn Previtte of Wallace, SC; brothers, Gerald Previtte (Sylvia) and Ronnie Previtte (Betty Newberry) all of Wallace, SC; a niece, Stephanie Previtte of Wallace, SC; a nephew, RJ Previtte; and great nieces, Angel Luetke (Alec), Hannah Previtte, and Victoria “Big Legs” Cohoon.
     A funeral service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church in Wallace, SC. Burial followed at the Church Cemetery. The Family received friends from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. just prior to the service at the Church. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 11, 2021.

 

Joseph ‘Joe’ Frederick Reid Jr.
CHERAW – Mr. Joseph “Joe” Frederick Reid Jr. passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at his home. Joe was born on November 25, 1932 in Cheraw, SC. He was the son of the late Joseph Frederick  Reid Sr. and Aliene Barrington Reid. Joe attended Clemson Military College and served briefly in the US Army. He then returned to Cheraw and was the manager of Wallace Motor Court for several years. Joe then began his 40-year career with ARA Food Services where he served as the Regional Sales Vice President and National Director of Client Relations. Joe Jr. was a charter member of the Cheraw Rotary Club, a founding member of the Cheraw Rescue Squad, and an avid BBQ cook and connoisseur. Joe used his BBQ cooking ability and skills to help with fundraisers throughout the community. He loved bluegrass music, fishing, hunting, and anything involving cooking and eating with friends and family.
     Along with his parents listed above, Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joann Webb Reid. His two daughters, Penny Ann Reid and Gina Reid Merriman, grandson Joseph F. Reid IV, as well as his sister, Josephine Reid Baker.
     Joe leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son, Jody Reid (Carla) of Cheraw, SC; his grandson, Jed Reid (Choles) of Cheraw, SC; special niece, Renie Baker Seel; devoted caregiver, Kimberly Curtis; and several great nieces and nephews.
     Joe will be remembered for his infectious personality and laugh. A graveside service was held at 11:00 am Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends  after the service.
     In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 11, 2021.

 

Peggy Perdue Burch
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Peggy Perdue Burch, age 89, entered into rest on Friday, August 13, 2021. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, August 15, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Fred McDaniel and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mrs. Burch was born August 24, 1931 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Ed and Nezzie Coker Perdue. She was a retired employee of Sacony Industries and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Peggy enjoyed cooking, working in her flowers and gardening. A lady who loved her family dearly, Mrs. Burch was the matriarch of her family and was always there for all of them.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Burch was also preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, James Ellis Burch; sons, James Ellis Burch, Jr., and Allen Burch; granddaughters, Ashley Nicole Burch, and Jennifer Brooke Burch.
     Survivors include her sons, Timmy (Lori) Burch, and Charles Burch both of Chesterfield, SC; daughters-in-law, Barbara Burch, and Mary Burch both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Chrissy (Michael) Shaw, Katy Burch, Skylar Burch, and Dustin Burch; great grandsons, Landon Shaw, Dalston Shaw, and Brooklyn Burch; brothers, Carrol Perdue, and Leverne (Crystal) Perdue both of Patrick, SC; special friend of the family, Lisa Zahler of Chesterfield, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     The family would like to express a special Thank You to the staff and administration of Cheraw Healthcare for the extraordinary love and care shown to Mrs. Burch and her family.
     Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Burch family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 18, 2021.

 

Teresa J. Davis
CHERAW – Mrs. Teresa J. Davis, 69, passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Born, June 2, 1953 in Martinsville, VA, she was a daughter of the late William and Jane Sanford Jennings. Teresa was a Registered Nurse and enjoyed caring for people. She was a member of Saint David’s Church in Cheraw, where she was a member of the Choir, the Altar Guild, and in the Daughters of the King and the Knit Witts, which made prayer shawls for the sick. Mrs. Davis also volunteered at the Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic in Cheraw.
     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above. Teresa leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband, Franklin H. Davis of the home; son, Franklin William Davis of El Paso, TX; a daughter, Jo Anne Throgmorton of El Paso, TX; a brother, Paul Jennings of Lincolnton, GA; a sister, Rebecca Verastegui, of Knoxville, TN; and grandchildren, Lilith, Charlie, and Julian.
     A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Saint David’s Church in Cheraw, SC. The Family received friends, following the service at the church on Saturday. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 18, 2021.

 

Dorothy Wallace Lewis
CHERAW – Mrs. Dorothy Wallace Lewis, 84, died on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Born, October 10, 1936 in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the late Randolph and Lela Pressley Wallace. Dot was a dedicated lifetime member of Brock’s Mill Baptist Church and she retired from Highland Industries after 54 years of service. She was a hard worker, a wonderful cook, and enjoyed gardening.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sandy Lewis; a sister, Mae Brooks of Cummings, GA; brothers, Thomas Wallace of Vero Beach, FL and Willie Wallace of Cheraw, SC.
     She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her two sisters, Sue Anderson and Sara L. Lewis both of Cheraw, SC; and a host of nieces and nephews.
     A funeral service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw. Burial followed at Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. just prior to the service at the funeral home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 18, 2021.


Larry Jennings McLendon

CHERAW – Mr. Larry Jennings McLendon, 70, died on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Born, November 12, 1950 in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of Sara Louise Quick and the late Sam McLendon. Mr. McLendon served his country
proudly in the United States Army. He was also an officer with the Cheraw Police Dept. for 10 years, a Military Police, and a Lieutenant in Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands for three years. After his retirement, he worked as a Security Guard part time for the Schaeffler Group in Cheraw. Larry was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints in Cheraw, SC and enjoyed manicuring his lawn, and riding through the country weekly with his wife. He was also an avid Atlanta Braves Fan and enjoyed collecting merchandise from the team.
     Along with his father, listed above, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tony McLendon.
     Larry leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 26 years, Selma Freeman McLendon of the home; his mother, Sara Louise Quick McLendon of Patrick, SC; a son, Bart McLendon (Suzanne) of Aiken, SC; step-children, Sheila Moskal (Troy) of Cheraw, SC, Dean Edwards (Tammy) of Florence, SC, Michelle Wright (Dion) of Bennettsville, SC, and Melissa Roscoe (Bobby) of Cheraw, SC; a sister, Kathy McLendon Adams of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Braeden McLendon, Brandi Schoen (Adam), Justin Walls, Jonathan Walls, Kami Walls, Sierrika Sutton (Randolph), Kyzer Wrigh (Fallon), Savannah Jackson (Hayden), Bree Roscoe, Alyssa Edwards, Laural Edwards, Rayne Munn, and Hunter Munn; great-grandchildren, Tinzlee Sutton, Blazlee Sutton, Tyree Lindsey, A.J. Schoen, Sarah Walls, Dahlia Riggs, and Phoenix Riggs; and his dog, Rusty.
     A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 13, 2021 at the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Cheraw. Burial followed in the Latter Day Saints Cemetery in Society Hill, SC. The family received friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, just prior to the service at the church. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 18, 2021.

 

Dorethea ‘Judy’ McFarlin McDuffie
CHESTERFIELD – Dorethea “Judy” McFarlin McDuffie, 79, died Sunday, August 8, 2021. Graveside service was held Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 2PM from the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born in Chesterfield, South Carolina to the late Mack and Annie Belle Diggs McFarlan. Survivors: step-sons, Nathaniel Bolds (Carman), Madison, VA, and Thomas Bates (Tawanna) Woodbridge, VA; step-daughter, Janice Walker, Currie, NC; grandchildren Kenneth McFarlin (Demetra), Cheraw, SC; Gregory Young Jr., Chesterfield, SC and Macie Walker, Jacksonville, NC; eight other grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, sister, Genora Dixon, Chesterfield, SC; sisters-in-law, Josie Wright Atkinson, NC and Mary Galloway, Washington, DC; special nephew, Terry Dixon, Chesterfield, SC; special niece, Linda McFarland, Blythewood, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 18, 2021.

 

Baxter V. ‘Bo’ Melton
RUBY – Mr. Baxter V. “Bo” Melton, age 90, entered into rest on Friday, August 13, 2021. Graveside services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, August 15, 2021 at White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery by Rev. Charlie Short. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery.
     Mr. Melton was born February 5, 1931 in Ruby, SC a son of the late Kirby C. and Addie Rhyne Melton. He was a retired employee of Cannon Mills with over 30 years of service and the retired owner and operator of Bo’s Produce in Chesterfield for over 27 years. A faithful member of White Oak Presbyterian Church, Bo served as a former Men’s Sunday School teacher, Elder, Deacon, Session member, Cemetery Committee member, and on various other committees through the years. A man who never met a stranger, “Mr. Bo” was truly a friend to all.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Melton was also preceded in death by his brothers, Jerome Melton, and K.C. Melton.
     Survivors include his beloved wife of nearly 73 years, Frances Melton of the home; children, Brenda Melton (Larry) Biggers of West Union, SC, Richard “Rick” (Denise) Melton of Wadesboro, NC, and Regina Melton (Don) Prunty of Vinton, VA; grandchildren, Susan (Mark) Merrill, Melissa (Tim) Manning, Shanna (Dustin) Jackson, Kayla (Travis) Marsh, Beau (Raven) Melton, and Cierra Melton; 9 great grandchildren; brothers, Troy (Doris) Melton, and Maurice “Bud” Melton; sisters, Estelle Sullivan, and Betty Short; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     The family would like to express a special Thank You to caregivers, Margie Jordan, Darlene Stogner, Jean Melton, Darlene Myers, Audrey Powell, Janice Palmer, Heather Cope, the staff of Compassion Home Care, FirstLight Home Care of Lancaster, and the staff and administration of Cheraw Health Care for the extraordinary love and care shown to Mr. Bo and their family.
     Memorials may be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church “Cemetery Fund,” c/o Linda Morton, 6947 Angelus Road, Ruby, SC 29741
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Melton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 18, 2021.


Martha Mae Miller

JEFFERSON – Martha Mae Miller, 81, died Monday, August 9, 2021. Graveside service was held, Friday, August 13, 2021, at 11 AM from the Miller Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was born October 18, 1939, in Chesterfield County, South Carolina to the late Marshall and Axie McMillian Miller. Survivors: daughters: Jacqueline D. Miller Sims and Gwendolyn S. Riddick; granddaughter: Deborah Weston (Parrish); great grandsons :  Parrish, Antonio and Zhy’ Sean ,  Windsor, NC; great granddaughter: Paris, Windsor, NC; sister: Genevieve M. Robinson, Jefferson, SC; brothers: Ulysses Miller (Brenda), Howard Miller (Patricia), Jefferson, SC, David Miller (Donna), Pageland, SC and Robert Miller (Lula), Mt Croghan, SC; special nephews, Dwight Miller and Hade Robinson, Jr., Charlotte, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 18, 2021.

 

Eva Mae Walters
BENNETTSVILLE – Mrs. Eva Mae Walters, 94, passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021. Born, in Wallace, SC, on March 29, 1927 she was a daughter of the late Walter Lee and Hettie Roscoe Haire. Mrs. Walters was a Charter Member of White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church in Wallace , SC and a homemaker who loved her family dearly. She also enjoyed playing the piano, singing, crocheting, puzzles, and gardening her flowers.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Francis Everette Walters; a son, Carlton Gene Walters, a daughter, Sandra Gail Hall; brothers, Alan Haire, Wilson Haire, and Baxter Haire; sisters, Laura McLendon, Evelyn Roberts, Elaine Haire, and Bernice Oxendine.
     Mrs. Walters leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons, JT Haire (Evelyn) of Bennettsville, SC, William Walters (Kay) of Bennettsville, SC, Charles Louvet of Thomasville, NC, and Michael DeHart of Arizona; daughters, Kathy Walters, of Bennettsville, SC, Karen Spaul of High Point, NC, and Tanya Garcia of Wallace, SC; sisters, Doris Haire of Wallace, SC, and Louise Rivers of Wallace, SC; nineteen grandchildren; and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
     A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church in Wallace. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.
     The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at White’s Creek Baptist Church in Wallace, SC, and other time at the home of William and Kay Walters, 305 Wilder Road West, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • August 18, 2021.

 

Linda Joyce Loflin Baker
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH – Linda Joyce Loflin Baker, 71, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Born, October 20, 1948 in Cheraw, SC, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Loflin. Linda worked in real estate sales.
     Surviving is her husband, Keith Baker of the home, daughter, Anna Baker (Craig) Watson of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Herbert (Sarah) Loflin and Julius Loflin of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, McKenzie (Matthew) Cunningham, William Ingold, Savannah (Josh) Coffey, and Kyle Watson, great-grandchild, Emilia Ray Cunningham.
     She was preceded in death by parents listed above, brothers, Richard Loflin, Jerry Loflin and Donnie Loflin.
     A celebration of life was held at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church cemetery, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • August 25, 2021.


Wendell Carmen Belk

Mr. Wendell Carmen Belk, age 67, of Union County, NC, passed away on Friday, August 13, 2021, at his residence.
     A Celebration of Life to honor Wendell was held from
6:00 – 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in the Dogwood Room of Davis Funeral Service, 1003 E. Franklin St. Monroe, NC, 28112.
     Wendell was born on July 17, 1954 in Union County, NC, a son of the late Winfred Belk and Ruth Rape Belk. He believed in the benefit of a hard days work and spent 31 years at Continental Tire in Charlotte, NC. A faithful servant to his Lord and Savior, he believed God was everywhere, all the time. Wendell witnessed to those around him by volunteering at his church and the local rehab center. On August 28, 1971, Wendell married the love of his life, Mellany. They would spend the next 50 years building a life together and raising a son and two daughters. He was the sunshine for his family. Loved ones meant the world to Wendell, especially his grandchildren. He loved to be in their presence and expose them to the things that meant the most to him. Wendell enjoyed music, playing the harmonica, piano and singing. He also enjoyed being in nature, whether riding on his side by side with his wife through the mountains or playing with what he referred to as his “Tonka Toys”. Wendell was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all those that knew him.
     Those left to carry on Wendell’s memory include his loving wife of 50 years, Mellany Simpson Belk; his son, Nolan Belk; his daughter, Cassie Bowlin (Brian); his daughter, Erica Thomas (Charles); his eight grandchildren; Savannah Thomas, Shelby Thomas, Deanna Dunn (Kyle); Bryson Thomas, Jake Bowlin, Samwise Thomas, Abby Bowlin, and Katie Bowlin. He is also survived by his sister, Gilda Honeycutt and many more that loved him dearly.
     Davis Funeral Service is honored to serve the family of Mr. Belk. Please leave your remembrances. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • August 25, 2021.


Johnnie ‘Bubba’ Gaskins Jr.

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Johnnie “Bubba” Gaskins Jr, age 80, entered into rest on Friday, August 20, 2021 at his home. The family held a private family graveside service at the Gaskins Family Cemetery by Rev. Don Rhyne and Rev. Donald Wallace, Sr. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     Mr. Gaskins was born February 24,1941 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late John Lawson and Annie Bell Lewis Gaskins. A graduate of Chesterfield High School, Class of 1960, he was a lifelong farmer who began working with his uncle at the Gaskins Gin Company. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the SC National Guard. Mr. Gaskins was a faithful member of David’s Grove Baptist Church where he was a former Sunday School  teacher, superintendent, Sunday school director, and youth leader. He, along with his wife, also served as the Woodmen of the World Camp Directors for 10 years. His best times were times spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Gaskins was also preceded in death by his sisters; Jolyn Walters and Peggy G. Rivers, and brother-in-law, Billy Wood.
     Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rachel Wood Gaskins of the home; sons, Robert Wayne “Bobby” (Brigetta) Gaskins and James Patrick “Jimmy” Gaskins both of Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Cynthia Annette “Cindy” Lowery (Danny Russell) of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Brandi Lowery Brumley, Paige Gaskins Lindsey, Hailey Lowery (Nathan) Ward, Jordan Gaskins, Makayla Gaskins, Sarah Gaskins, Summer Gaskins, Bobbie Lynne Gaskins, and Tyler Gaskins; great-grandchildren, Tegan Brumley, Bristol Brumley, Mya Faith Gaskins, and Derrion Kody Gaskins; brothers, Mike (Patricia) Gaskins, and Ricky (Vicky) Gaskins both of Chesterfield, SC; sister, Brenda Gaskins Curry of Chesterfield, SC; sisters-in-law, Joyce S. Wood of Cheraw, SC, Mary (Rev. Donald) Wallace, Sr. of Chesterfield, SC, Joyce Davis of Bennettsville, SC, Lynn W. Davidson of Chesterfield, SC, and Carol Traini of Cheraw, SC; brother-in-law, J.B. (Joyce) Wood of Chesterfield, SC; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
     The family would like to express a special Thank You to the entire staff and administration of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for the extraordinary love and care shown to Mr. Gaskins and their family.
     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gaskins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • August 25, 2021.


Walker Jennings Griggs

WALLACE – Walker Jennings Griggs, 95, died Sunday, August 15, 2021. Born in Wallace, SC he was a son of the late Henry Walker and Bernice Collie Griggs. He was the widower of Mary Frances Griggs. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, SC. Mr. Griggs was a Marine Veteran of World War II. He was a retired electrical controller.
     Surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also brothers, Edwin L. Griggs, Carlton R. Griggs, Donald B. Griggs, sisters, Doris Griggs and Frances Griggs.
     A graveside service was held 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 in the Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bennettsville, SC. The family received friends in the fellowship hall of the church, following the service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • August 25, 2021.


Lois Magnuson Laney

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Lois Magnuson Laney, age 89, entered into rest on Monday, August 16, 2021 at her
home. Graveside services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Oakdale Cemetery, 520 N. 15th Street, Wilmington, NC by Pastor Alisha Hansen.
     Mrs. Laney was born January 28, 1932 in Austin, TX a daughter of the late Nels Conrad and Elaine Rector Magnuson. She was a graduate of New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC and received her Bachelor’s in Education from UNC Greensboro. Mrs. Laney retired from Chesterfield County Department of Social Services with over 30 years of service.
     A very active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Lois was a faithful member of the U.M.W. and a loyal Altar Guild for many years. She was also very involved in local missions and oversaw the Bereavement Donations of the church. In her earlier years, Mrs. Laney was very involved in the Girls Scouts and the Brownies with her daughters . Following retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her husband. Of all things important in her life, none came before her family. She always sought to make them her priority.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Laney was also preceded in death by 1 grandson, Matthew Ross Szabo.
     Survivors include her devoted husband of 67 years, Emsley A. Laney, Jr. of the home; children, Kathy (Charles) Snow of Charlotte, NC, Emsley A. (Kathy) Laney, III of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, and Laura (Steve) Szabo of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Caroline Snow, Andrew (Kalyn) Snow, Holly (Brennan) Dooley, Graham (Tricia) Chrisley, Austin Chrisley, Ashlyn Laney, Emily Szabo, and Shannon Szabo; great grandchildren, Jack Dooley, Logan Dooley, Emsley Snow, and Lily Snow; and several cousins whom she loved so much and her extended family that was always so close.
     Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to Holy Angels, P.O. Box 710, Belmont, NC, 28012. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Laney family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • August 25, 2021.


Christine Little

CHERAW – Christine Little, 51, died Saturday, August 7, 2021. Graveside service was held, Thursday, August 19, 2021, at 10AM from the Foundry Hill Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. She was born August 24, 1969, in Chesterfield, SC to Otis Little and Ernestine Ruben Little. Survivors: companion: Michael Evans, Cheraw, SC; daughter: Tonya Little, Cheraw, SC; sons: Travis Little, Michael Evens, Jr. and Aaron Evans, Chesterfield, SC; mother: Ernestine Little, Patrick, SC; father: Otis Little, Hartsville, SC; grandchildren: Brianna Little, Jayla Hough, Antonio Little and Tamaneaka Hough; brothers: Otis Little Jr., Randy Little, Timmie Little all of Patrick, SC and Dean Grant (Verniece), Monroe, NC; sisters: Connie Little, Lois Little, Brenda Jackson (Glenn) and Ernestina Bridges (Barry) all of Cheraw, SC; Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • August 25, 2021.


Cynthia ‘Cindy’ Parker Noel

CHERAW – Mrs. Cynthia “Cindy” Parker Noel, 56, passed away on Friday, August 13, 2021. Born, December 1, 1964, in Cheraw, SC, she was a daughter of the late George H. and Frances Bryant Parker. Cindy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved her children, grandchildren, and late husband with all of her heart and soul and would do anything for them and to protect them. Cindy was a jokester and loved cutting up with family and friends any chance she got. She was a giver and would give to anyone who needed it. Her love and devotion to family showed by the way she took care of her parents until the time that they passed away and the way she still took care of her children and grandchildren. Her entire life revolved around her family and loved ones. Although she only had two biological daughters, many others considered her a second mother as she loved and accepted everyone exactly as they were.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband and love of her life, Michael Noel; and a brother, George Parker.
     Cindy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving daughters, Michael “Mica” Dowdy and husband, Travis of Bennettsville, SC and Jade Johnson and husband, David of Cheraw, SC; a brother, Eugene Parker of Hartsville, SC; her lifelong best friend that was more like a sister, Renee Brown of Society Hill, SC; and grandchildren, Holden and Parker Dowdy, and Sadie Johnson.
     A memorial service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. just prior to the service at the funeral home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • August 25, 2021.


Jeffrey Glenn ‘Jeff’ Rollins

MT. CROGHAN – Mr. Jeffrey Glenn “Jeff” Rollins, age 59, entered into rest on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at his home after a very courageous battle with lung cancer. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Bethel Baptist Church by Rev. Johnny Tadlock and Rev. Kevin Cribb with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     Mr. Rollins was born December 27, 1961 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of Thelma Cook Melton and the late Charles Ray “Boss” Rollings. He was employed with Jefferson Barns and Lumber with over 30 years of service. An avid outdoorsman, Jeff enjoyed farming, riding four-wheelers and horses. He had a huge heart for his animals and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
     In addition to his father, Mr. Rollins was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Wendell Nobles; mother-in-law, Myrtle Mae Baker; brother-in law, Jim Watts; and brother of the heart, Danny Ray Steen.
     Survivors include his devoted wife, Robin Rollins of the home; children, Christopher (Jessica) Freeman of Jefferson, SC, and Mikey (Cortney) Freeman of Heath Springs, SC; grandchildren, Emma Freeman and Ava Freeman; mother, Thelma Melton of Kershaw, SC; brothers, Randy (Angie) Rollins of Wallace, SC, and Wayne (Lori) Melton of Kershaw, SC; sisters, Elizabeth (Lennis) Williams of Cheraw, SC, Darla “Motsy” Watts, and Angie Miles both of Jefferson, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; close friend and employer, Tony L. Donahue and his extended work family at Jefferson Barns and Lumber; close friends and “Godparents,” Jackie & Jean Campbell of Jefferson, SC; and his loving dogs, “Roxy” & “Prissy.”
     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P O Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina, 29501. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rollins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • August 25, 2021. 

 

Rachel Sellers Curtis
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Rachel Sellers Curtis, 76, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Born, August 17, 1945, in Chesterfield, SC, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Virginia Pittman Sellers. Mrs. Curtis was a caregiver and loved helping others. Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Curtis, Sr.; two infant sons; a daughter, Dana McLaurin; and a grandson, Phillip McLaurin. Rachel leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, David L. Curtis, Jr., of Chesterfield, SC; a daughter, Ann Davidson, of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, David McLaurin, Hannah Davidson, and Miranda Curtis; and a great-grandchild, David Rhyne.
     A private graveside service was held at Sandy Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery in Morven, NC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • September 8, 2021.


Fannie Jean Davis Futrell

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Fannie Jean Davis Futrell, age 88, entered into rest on Monday, August 30, 2021. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.
     Mrs. Futrell was born April 30, 1933 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Arthur M. and Carrie Hunt Davis. She retired from Mar-Mac Industries and was a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing. Fannie Jean was a faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and was very active in the Senior Saints Ministry. She enjoyed traveling with the Senior Saints and on family vacations, and loved listening to gospel music. Fannie Jean most enjoyed time spent with her family and working in her flowers. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Futrell was preceded in death by her husband, Delwood C. Futrell; and brother-in-law, Marvin H. “Pop” Aycock.
     Survivors include her sister, Barbara “Bobbie” D. Aycock of Chesterfield, SC; nephews, Billy Aycock, and Marvin Eugene (Paula) Aycock; nieces, Deborah Heustess, and Barbara (Billy) Sellers, great nephew, Adrian Aycock; great nieces, Jennifer Moss, Sydney Aycock, and Madison Aycock; great-great nieces, Natalie Horton and Audrina Aycock; cousin, Carson (Lois) Griggs; her beloved church family, and a host of friends including her 2 life-long friends, Margaret Barber, and Doris Hood. Flowers are welcomed, but for those wishing to make a donation, the family suggests that memorials be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Futrell family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • September 8, 2021.


Douglas Hubert Long

SUPPLY, N.C. – Douglas Hubert Long, 74, died August 25, 2021 at the Lower Cape Fear Life Care Center in Bolivia, NC, after a lengthy illness, with his wife of 45 years, Carolyn Schultz Long, by his side.
     Doug was born in Bennettsville, SC on November 16, 1946 to Margaret Graham Long and Hubert Reese Long. He was educated in Cheraw, SC city schools, Wingate College, now Wingate University, and graduated  from the University of Georgia with Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. He joined the family business, H.R. and Douglas Long Wholesale in 1969 where he began his career in sales. After living in Athens, Georgia for several years, Doug and Carolyn moved to Supply, NC where they lived for 26 years until Doug’s death. Doug was a member of Brunswick Islands Baptist Church and a licensed real estate agent.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, listed above, a brother, John Morgan Long, and nephew Johnny Long. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn; niece, Patty Long Gray and family of Bennettsville, SC; Staff Sergeant John Lee Asherton Long, U.S. Army, El Paso, Texas; nephew, Graham Morgan Wilson Long of Myrtle Beach, SC; and special cousin, Dalton “Bubba” Thompson and wife, JoAnn of Greensboro, NC. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, F. Jean Shields of Greensboro, NC, as well as a beloved family friend, Laura Elizabeth Jackson of Wilmington, NC, who always brightened his days. He leaves behind his rescue cat, Muffin, who was his furry companion.
     A private graveside service was held on August 26, 2021 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC with R. Kip Kiser officiating. In remembrance of Doug, simply, “Be ye kind, one to another.” Ephesians 4:32. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • September 8, 2021.


Mary Ann Moody

BENNETTSVILLE – Mary Ann Moody, 73, went to her heavenly home on September 2, 2021 at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. Born, August 15, 1948, she was the daughter of the late J. Neil “Son” and Elizabeth Chavis Steen. Mary Ann was a loving and devoted mother, wife grandparent and sibling. She attended Wallace Holiness Church. She was a homemaker and she loved visiting the beautiful mountains.
     She is survived by her husband, Steve Moody of the home, daughter Angela (Randy) Rollins, Vanessa (Charlie) Dowdy, grandchildren, Brandy “Nicci” Boan, Courtney (Phillip) Skipper, great grandchildren, Emma Grace Turner, Steven James Turner, step grandchildren, Web Skipper, Khloe Skipper, sisters, Doris (Jerry) Kennedy of Raeford, NC, Kathy Outlaw of Bennettsville, SC, Nell (Sonny) Byrd of McColl, Gary Steen of Bennettsville, SC, also several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, also brothers, Bryant Steen, Wes Steen, Gene Steen, James Steen, Charles Steen, Bruce Steen, Bobbie Steen, sisters, Helen Tilley and Peggy Watson.
     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 5, 2021 in Chavis Cemetery, Bennettsville, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • September 8, 2021.


Robert Preston ‘Bob’ Nolan

Robert Preston “Bob” Nolan, 71, of Society Hill died Sunday, August 29, 2021. Funeral services were Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 1 PM at Palmetto Street Church of God in Florence. Burial followed on the family farm in Society Hill.
     Mr. Nolan was born in Darlington County. He was the son of the late Preston and Winnie Mae Hardee Nolan. He was raised in Society Hill and graduated from Cheraw High School. Following high school, he went to work in the logging business for many years, and retired as owner of Nolan Logging Company. Mr. Nolan was a member of Palmetto Street Church of God in Florence where his son, Neal, serves as Pastor. He was very proud of Neal and was supportive of his ministry in every way. He loved the logging business. Over the years he had developed a quality reputation in that industry and passed the love for the log woods on to his sons, Brandon and Robbie, who carry on the tradition to this day.
     After he retired, he had more time to watch racing and was an avid fan of NASCAR, always pulling for the Fords. He also spent a lot of time in church where he loved the music and he loved to sing. He was a people person, he never met a stranger and they say that those who met him, never forgot him! He loved watching the old western movies like Gunsmoke, and High Chaparral. But in the last semester of his life he had grown to love the smaller things like petting his cat, spending time with his family, and enjoying his home place.
     The love of his life was his wife, Billie Walters Nolan. They enjoyed every day as if it were their last. He loved his boys and their wives; Robbie Nolan and wife Tracy of Society Hill, Pastor Neal Nolan and wife Jessica, and Brandon Nolan and wife Cindy. He loved his sisters, Edna Chapman, and Betty Peacock and husband, Douglas and his brother, Edgar Francis Smith. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye: Austin Nolan (SaVannah), Bailey Dority, Gage Ayer, Aiden Nolan, and Ashton Nolan, and his great grandchildren, Cash and Memphis Nolan. Among those who greeted him in heaven were his daughter, Ann Cherie Nolan and his sister, Annette Nolan.
     The family received friends Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 6 PM until 8 PM at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home and at all other times at the family home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • September 8, 2021.

 

Mildred Watts Graves
Mildred Watts Graves, 100, of Myrtle Beach, SC passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at her home after an extended illness. Mrs. Graves was born on January 6, 1921 in Pageland, SC to the late Lex Blair Watts and Atha Brewer Watts. Mrs. Graves moved from Pageland, SC to Florence, SC in 1998 and years later to Myrtle Beach, SC. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Pageland. She graduated from Pageland High School and attended Coker College. At one point she was scheduled to transfer to Winthrop  University but decided instead to become a bookkeeper for her father’s business. She developed a career in floral design, working at two shops in Pageland before being recruited by Roy White’s Flowers in Charlotte where she was the wedding consultant and floral planner. In time she was considered one of the best floral designers in Charlotte. In Pageland she was often asked by a friend or relative to make a loved one’s casket spray, using a local shop, because she did such beautiful work. She was a devoted daughter, mother, relative and friend. In her retirement she developed a passion for sketching and painting various subjects, especially flowers. At the age of 79 she learned how to operate a computer and use a greeting card program. This became her favorite hobby. She loved designing special cards for friends and family, inserting rare family pictures she had accumulated over the years. To her immediate family’s benefit, she was also known as an excellent cook. She is preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Lenson Charles Graves; sister, Billie Betts Watts; brothers, Lovell Blair Watts and Jack Brewer Watts (Margaret); niece, Cheryl Ann Watts; grandson, Thomas Henry Smith II and granddaughter, Amy Odell Reinecke (John). Mrs. Mildred is survived by her sons, Larry P. Graves (Dianne) of Florence, SC and Sherrill B. Graves (Melanie) of Marion, SC; daughter, Carol Smith (Thomas) of Florence, SC; nephews, David C. Watts and Joel B. Watts of Miami Springs, FL; niece, Nancy T. Watts of Miami Springs, FL, eight grandchildren, twentyfive great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

     Friends could come by Baumgartner Funeral Home to sign the register book from 11:00 – 2:00 PM Sunday, September 5, 2021. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Pageland Cemetery with Dr. Joel Dale officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 126, Pageland, SC 29728. We would like to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to the Myrtle Beach Hospice organization’s nurses and CNAs that have cared for her the past two years as well as Tim Arthur’s Mobile Meal Service supported by nine local churches that delivered a hot lunch to her five days a week. Also, we want to thank her grandson, Scott Graves who lived with her and took care of her daily needs, as well as relatives, living two houses away, Donnie and Teresa Rossignol for providing emergency support, in addition to bringing her a nice lunch every Sunday.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Graves family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 15, 2021.

John Robert Landon
COLUMBIA – Mr. John Robert Landon, (USAF RET.) passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 with his family by his side.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at 2:00 PM Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Pastor Randy Bishop and Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the church.
     Mr. Landon was born August 8, 1933 in Hartsville, SC to the late Rob and Maude Hicks Landon. John grew up in Chesterfield, SC and attended school there. After graduation he enlisted in the Army. Following his three years of service, he attended the University of South Carolina prior to enlisting in the Air Force. While in the Air Force, he continued his college education at Chapman College in California. John was a proud U.S. Air Force Veteran, serving our great country twenty-one years. Mr. Landon was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and United Nations Service Medal while in the Army. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, two Good Conduct Medals, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Republic Vietnam Campaign Medal while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Following his retirement, he opened the first coin shop in Columbia in 1974, Carolina Gold and Silver, along with his nephew as his partner.
     John is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Barbara Burr Landon, who also grew up in Chesterfield, SC, his children, Pam Landon Kranchick (Van), Jon V. Landon (Gwynn), and Ronald E. Landon all of Columbia, SC, grandchildren, Amanda Huckabee of Columbia, Jennifer Sweeney of Columbia, Vic Landon (Carla) of Florence, SC, Ell Landon (Catherine), and Thomas Landon of Columbia, great-grandchildren, Destiny Langston of Aiken, SC, Blane Langston and Madison Langston of Lexington, SC, Wren Ellerbe Landon of Columbia, SC, and one sister, Julia Rae Griffin, of Chesterfield, SC. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca Ann Landon Sweeney and grandson, Michael Langston of Columbia, SC, and sister, Betty Joe Sellers.
     John attended Chesterfield Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon and substitute Sunday School teacher.
     John loved traveling, reading, and before his memory failed, he loved doing cross word puzzles. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family who he loved so much. His face would light up when his children and grandchildren came to see him.
     The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff and administration of Wildewood Downs Assisted Living Community for the extraordinary love and care shown to Mr. Landon and his family.
     Memorials may be made to the St Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Landon family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 15, 2021.

Clifford Otto Smith Sr.
FLORENCE – Mr. Clifford Otto Smith, Sr., 81, died on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Born, March 10, 1940, in Missouri, he was a son of the late Harry and Bernice Cobb Smith. Mr. Smith was a great man and enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, camping, and watching N A S C A R and Walker Texas Ranger on TV.
     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce O. Smith.
     He is survived by his sons, Scott Smith, Eric Smith, Aaron Smith, and Clifford Smith, Jr.; a brother, Albert; grandchildren, Chris Smith and wife, Christy; Angelina Smith, Vennisa Velez, and Brandon Smith; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
     A Private Service will be held at a later date. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 15, 2021.

 

Alice Faye Cohoon Wicker
WALLACE – Alice Faye Cohoon Wicker, 73 born in Wallace, SC she was a daughter of the late Quinton Leroy and Annie Louise McLendon Cohoon. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. She loved her grandkids and enjoyed cooking, camping and shopping.
      Surviving is her husband, Reverend William Wicker of the home, daughters, Beth (Ronnie) Crowley of Cheraw, SC, Angela (Chris) Jackson of Rock Hill, SC, Pam (William) Hardy of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Tiffany Crowley, Justin Crowley, Sara English, Hailey Jackson, Madelaine Jackson, Anna Jackson, Emma Jackson, great grandchildren, Aiden Crowley, Marley Baumgardner, a brother, Melvin (Alene) Cohoon of Wallace, SC, sisters, Jean Chalflinch of Wallace and Pat Thompson of Cordova, NC.
     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above and a grandchild, Austin Baumgardner.
     The family receive friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday, September 13, 2021 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Monday, September 13, 2021 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 15, 2021.

 

Carson Perry Collins
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Carson Perry Collins, age 84, entered into rest on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at his home. Graveside services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery by Brent Taylor. Friends could view and pay their respects Saturday between the hours of 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Collins was born March 24, 1937 in Chesterfield, SC a son of Tom and Sarah Elizabeth Sellers Collins. He was the owner and operator of Collins Small Engine Repair for over 40 years and a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220. A man who never met a stranger, Carson enjoyed helping others with their small engine repairs, building and painting trailers, and working on tractors. He also enjoyed fishing, raising his goats, and cutting grass.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Collins was also preceded in death by 4 infant siblings, Bonnie Collins, Tony Collins, Freddie Collins and Sarah Collins; brothers, Oscar, Carl, Lee, Jim, Thomas, Willie, Bobby, and Jack Collins; and sisters, Rhoda Munn, Liddie Sims, Huldah Thomas, Mary Crawford, Grace Wallace, Beatrice Blackman, and Margie Rae Hodge.
     Survivors include his beloved wife of 66 years, Mary Frances Windham Collins of the home; son, Carson “Perry”
Collins, Jr. of the home; daughters, Connie Frances Collins (Greg) Stewart of Wallace, SC, Carolyn Lynn Collins (David Ray) Million of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, Kevin (Victoria Moody) Stewart, Amber Leann Stewart, Timothy Adam (Tasha) Stewart, Rebecca Hunter, and Brett (Hannah) Hunter; brothers, Larry Collins of Landis, NC, and Terry (Gail) Collins of Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Katie Lee Blackmon of Chesterfield, SC, and Clara Mae Conyons of Kershaw, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Collins family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • September 22, 2021.


Barbara Whittington Funderburk

PATRICK – Mrs. Barbara Whittington Funderburk, age 79, entered into rest on Friday, September 17, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, September 20, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Bro. Odell Shepard and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Palmetto Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The funeral services were live streamed on the Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Facebook page.
     Mrs. Funderburk was born April 29, 1942 in Randleman, NC a daughter of the late Reid Whittington and Katherine Paul Whittington Cox. She was a faithful member of Palmetto Baptist Church. In 1976, Mrs. Funderburk, along with her late husband, Robert, opened Funderburk’s Wheel Service operating until their retirement in 2005. Barbara’s heart and passion was being a dedicated caregiver to her beloved daughter Missy, to whom she dedicated over 20 years of faithful love and care. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, shopping, and working in her flowers.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Funderburk was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Robert J. Funderburk; daughter, Melissa “Missy” Funderburk Wallace; infant sister, Peggy Whittington; sister, Alice Harrelson and her husband, Kermit; brothers, Reid Whittington, Jr. and his wife, Linda, and David Whittington; brothers-in-law, Eugene Chappell, and Jerry Wayne Southard; and sister-in-law, Melissa Whittington.
     Survivors include her children, Dena (Jerry) Gainey of Chesterfield, SC, Scarlet Moore and special friend, Matt Carpenter of Patrick, SC; and Robert J. “Robbie” (Dawn) Funderburk, II of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Travis (Lizzie) Rivers, Jennifer (Jason) Stafford both of Chesterfield, SC, Melissa (Josh) Winburn, and Trent Moore both of Patrick, SC, and Robert Cody Funderburk of Ruby, SC; great grandchildren, Jase and Jenna Stafford, Reagan, Dexter, and Zoe Rivers all of Chesterfield, SC, Leyton Bennett, Fallen Winburn, and Raylen Johnson all of Patrick, SC; brother, Ronnie (Jean) Whittington of Cordova, NC; sisters, Mary (Odell) Shepard of Rockingham, NC, Janette Chappell of Ellerbe, NC, Sue Southard ofPatrick, SC ; sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Alfred) Tyner of Patrick, SC, Darlene (James) Miles of Jefferson, SC, Debi (McNair) Tornow of Beach Mountain, NC, and Sharon (Ed) Burr of Augusta, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. John F. McLeod, III, and staff of McLeod Family Medicine of Cheraw; Dr. Rajesh Bajaj and the staff of McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates of Florence; staff of Kindred at Home of Cheraw; staff of McLeod Hospice; and dedicated caregivers, Scarlet Moore, Wanda Dixon, Renee Shepherd, and Tonya Craig for the exceptional love and care shown to Mrs. Funderburk and their family.
     Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Funderburk family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • September 22, 2021.

 

Linda Faye Martin
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Linda Faye Martin, 72, of Charlotte, NC, died Saturday, September 11, 2021 at her residence. Born in Hamlet, NC, Linda was the daughter of the late Dewey M. Martin and Mildred Lee Quick Martin Cox, and step daughter to James “Jed” Cox, of Asheboro, NC. She was a member of Central Church of God, Prism Sunday school in Charlotte, NC, and a graduate of Asheboro High School, class of 1967. Linda had retired from the City of Charlotte Airport Dept., after 35 years of service. She loved to cruise, getting together with friends and family, and walking her precious Persian cat, “Bre.”
     Surviving are two brothers, Michael L. Martin of Level Cross, NC, Reggie L. Martin and wife Judy of Sherrills Ford, NC; special friend of 50 years, James Mac Davis of Asheboro, NC; six nieces and nephews, Kristopher J. Martin, Autumn Martin, Jeffrey Forbis, Josh Martin, Tricia MartinVaughn, Chad Lewis Martin, and their families; and lastly survived by her precious baby, Bre.
     Since Linda seldom saw her family, she chose to be cremated with a short graveside that was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 20, 2021, at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Ramseur, NC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • September 22, 2021.


Teresa Harrell Roller
MANNING – Mrs. Teresa Harrell Roller, 63, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021. Born, December 19, 1957, in Virginia, she was a daughter of Carol Dickens Harrell and the late Allen Harrell. Teresa worked as a secretary and was a loving woman and enjoyed cross stitching, playing the piano. She loved her family and her cats.

     Along with her father, listed above, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Emily Hall, and a niece, Shannon Laney.
     She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her companion of many years, Don M. McAlister of their home in Manning, SC; a son, William “Kel” Hall and wife Rebecca of Blenheim, SC; a daughter, Lauren Christopher and husband, Jonathan of Rock Hill, SC; her mother, Carol Dickens Harrell; step-daughters, Cindy Carol Alexander of Greer, SC, Donna Marie Sanders and husband, Michael of Williamston, SC, and Jessica Long and husband, Jason of Florida; a sister, Karen Laney; grandchildren, Ashlynn, Taylor, Nathan, Noah, TJ, Cole, Christopher, Dylan, Breonna, Avery, Damian, and Grayson; and three great grandchildren.
     A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • September 22, 2021.

 

Gregory ‘Greg’ Eugene Sellers
PATRICK – Mr. Gregory “Greg” Eugene Sellers, age 61, entered into rest on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at his home. A private family graveside service was held at the Campbell Cemetery by Pastor Kyle Oliver and Brent Taylor. The family received friends between the hours of 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at the home of Gail & Fred Faulkenberry.
     Mr. Sellers was born July 28, 1960 in Darlington County, SC a son of the late Odis Augustus and Peggy Hall Sellers. A
graduate of Chesterfield High School, Gregory was an associate with H&R Block and a former employee of Dan River Inc. of Morven, NC. He enjoyed taking cruises, growing flowers, and had a special place in his heart for animals.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Sellers was also preceded in death by a sister, Lisa Sellers Hancock; and brother-in-law, Charlie Franklin Hancock, Jr.
     Survivors include his sister, Gail (Fred) Faulkenberry of Chesterfield, SC; brother, Ronnie (Dianne) Sellers of Darlington, SC; nieces & nephews, Kristi (Garland) Goodale, Brandi (Brad) Owens, and Derek (Leanne Rayfield) Faulkenberry all of Chesterfield, SC, Heath Sellers of Florence, SC, Courtney Hancock, and Kevin Hancock both of Mt. Croghan, SC; numerous great nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to an Animal Shelter or Humane Society of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sellers family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • September 22, 2021.

 
Dorothy ‘Dot’ Chewning-McLeod

CHERAW – Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Chewning-McLeod,age 85, entered into rest on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at her home. Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock Sunday, September 26, 2021 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 2:00-3:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mrs. Chewning-McLeod was born August 7, 1936 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Lloyd Allen Brooks and Bessie Lee Previtt Crowley. Dot retired from INA Bearing as the Executive Assistant to the V.P. of Human Resources with 34 years of service. She was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher and church clerk. Dot enjoyed cooking, gardening, painting, working in her flowers, and fishing.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Chewning-McLeod was also preceded in death by a husband, Joe Wilson Chewning; granddaughter, Brooke Marie Chewning, and her step-father, Allen Jackson Crowley.
     Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Robert L. McLeod, of the home; children, Mike (Nancie) Chewning of Cheraw, SC, Freddie (Teresa) Chewning of Cheraw, SC, Tim (Shawna) Chewning of Blythewood, SC; step-son, Michael (Melody) McLeod, of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth (Nick) Wallace, Joseph (Kolleen) Chewning, Laci Anne Chewning, Alicia Taylor (Brent) Brazell, Timothy Austin (Melissa Broach) Chewning, Christopher Garett Chewning; step-grandchildren, William Sessoms, Boot (Kathy) Sessoms, Anna McGregor, and Corey McLeod; great-grandchildren, Harley, Hunter, Addison, Ian, and Chloe; sister, Cheryl Lee (Rev. William) Lewis of Hartsville, SC; in addition to numerous nieces and dear friends.
     The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Mrs. Holly Rayfield with McLeod Hospice for her loving and compassionate care shown to Mrs. Dot and the family.
     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice 711 Chesterfield Hwy, Cheraw, SC 29520 or the hospice care of one’s choice Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Chewning-McLeod family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • September 29, 2021.

Barbara Ratliff Henry
CHERAW – Mrs. Barbara Ratliff Henry, 85, died on Monday, September 20, 2021. Born, July 20, 1936, in Chesterfield, SC, she was a daughter of the late Steele Hayward Ratliff and the late Lexie English Davis Ratliff. Barbara attended Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. She was full of life and was a postal worker in Charlotte, NC for many years and was a bookkeeper at H.W. Little Hardware Store in Wadesboro, NC. Barbara enjoyed meeting new people and making friends and loved her neighbors and friends in Cheraw and her friends in Anson County as well as her Co-workers with the Post Office. She also loved fishing in both fresh and saltwater as often as someone would take her, and enjoyed going to Cherokee, NC Gambling as well as watching NASCAR where her favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her brother, Steele Hayward Ratliff, Jr.; and sisters, Peggy Assef, Ann Ratliff, and Helen Levister.
     Barbara leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Jim Henry and wife, Lesa of Pittsboro, NC; sisters, Marion Ratliff of Charlotte, NC, and Sue LePage of Charlotte, NC; two grandchildren, Luke Henry and Delaney Henry; a great-niece that was more like a grandchild, Sarah Hill; brothers-in-law, Leland Assef and Jeryl Levister; nieces and nephews, Paige Kelly, Lee Assef, Matt Levister, Brad Levister, John Whittelsey, and Brad Whittelsey; and multiple great-nieces and great-nephews.
     Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Cheraw, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • September 29, 2021.

 

James F. McCall
CHERAW – James F. McCall, 88, died Saturday, September 25, 2021. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late John A. and Elizabeth McLeod McCall. He was a US Army Veteran. He was a co-owner of McCall Sheet Metal/Heating and Air Conditioning.
     Surviving are nieces, Roxane McCall Schuler and Martine McCall Loughlin both reside in Texas.  He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers, John McCall, Bobby McCall and a sister, Peggy Ann McCall Zirpoli.
     A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 2, 2021 in Old St. David’s Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • September 29, 2021.

 
Gloria Jean Hyer Taylor Mills

RUBY – Mrs. Gloria Jean Hyer Taylor Mills, age 72, entered into rest on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Monday, September 27, 2021 at Ruby Church of God by Pastor Ronnie Poston and Pastor Donald Deal with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     Mrs. Mills was born March 26, 1949 in Bennettsville, SC a daughter of the late Purtie Lee and Norma Louise Lyles Hyer Taylor. She was a dedicated homemaker and a former employee of Carolina Restaurant. Gloria was a faithful member of Ruby Church of God for over 50 years. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Mrs. Mills was a loving foster parent for many years. She also enjoyed reading, working word puzzles, and watching Jimmy Swaggart.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mills was also preceded in death by a son, Timothy Ray Mills. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, James Leland Mills of the home; children, James Eric (Charles Cartrette) Mills of Lamar, SC, Elizabeth Ann (Michael) Davis of Ruby, SC, and Mark Anthony (Vanessa) Mills of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Skylar Burch Mills, Emelia Rayne Davis, Timmy Mark Mills, Mikey Davis, Alyssa Mills, Kailyn Davis, Ethan Mills, and James Ryan Mills; siblings, Charles Allen (Mary) Hyer, Deborah Lee Taylor, Patricia Gail Wright all of Polkton, NC, William Douglas (Mary Lynn) Taylor of Wadesboro, NC, Richard Michael (Cathy) Taylor of Norwood, NC, and Barbara Ellen Taylor of Polkton, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Flowers are welcomed, but for those wishing to make a donation, the family suggests one of Gloria’s favorite charities, The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Mills family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • September 29, 2021.

 

Natalie Marie Allen

Natalie Marie Allen, 45, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021.  Born, April 11, 1976, in Charleston, SC, she was the daughter of Mr. Jack D. Allen and Mrs. Beverly Harkins Allen. Natalie loved cooking and singing as well as spending time with her daughters and granddaughter.  She also enjoyed shopping, decorating, and going to the beach.  Natalie had an infectious laugh and always wanted to share that with everyone.

     She was preceded in death by an infant child; her paternal grandparents, John B. and Gladys S. Allen; and her maternal grandmother, Alice Nelson. Natalie leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters, Alyssa German, Madison German, and Savannah German all of Cheraw, SC; her parents, Jack and Beverly Allen of Cheraw, SC; a brother, Mark Allen and wife, Carol Ann of Cheraw, SC; a granddaughter, Ava Brown; niece and nephew, Taylor Allen and Ty Allen; a special best friend, Dawn Patterson of Arkansas; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

     A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021, at McColl Pentecostal Fire Baptized Holiness Church in McColl, SC.  Burial will follow at Rogers Cemetery in McColl, SC.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. just prior to the service on Monday at the church. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 7A • October 6, 2021.

 

Kenneth Roger Cassidy

Chesterfield, SC – Mr. Kenneth Roger Cassidy, age 81, entered into rest on Saturday, October 2, 2021. The family will host a Celebration of Life service at 3 O’Clock PM on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church by Pastor Tracy Hinson. The family will greet friends from 2 to 3 PM at the church prior to the service.

     Mr. Cassidy was born November 14, 1939 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Benjamin Carson and Pauline White Cassidy. He was a retired employee of Burlington and Highland Industries combined for over 40 years. He was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church, where he served as a former deacon for many years. Kenneth was an avid collector of antiques, especially cars, radios, and clocks. He was a ham radio operator under the handle KV4AX, and developed many friendships through the years. Roger also enjoyed raising and training dogs.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Cassidy was also preceded in death by his wife, Lynda Faye Cassidy; brothers Randal Cassidy, B.C. Cassidy; sister, Deloris Moore daughter-in-law; Sherrie Lynn Cassidy.

     Survivors include his children, Kenny (Carolyn) Cassidy of Chesterfield, SC, Michael (Vivian) Cassidy of Cheraw, SC, Ladonna (Ricky) Stafford of Chesterfield, SC, and Joe Williams of Chesterfield, SC; numerous grandchildren and great – grandchildren; brother, Larry Cassidy of Maggie Valley, NC; sisters, JoAnne (Woody) Evans of Lexington, SC, and Carolyn (Tom) Parker of Jacksonville, FL; special friend, Eva Evans of Chesterfield, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Cassidy family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 7A • October 6, 2021.

 

 Joyce Ann McQueen

 Chesterfield, SC –  Miss Joyce Ann McQueen, age 57, entered into rest on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, October 3, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Scott Adams with burial to follow in the David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home. The services will be streamed live on the Miller Rivers Caulder Facebook Page.

    Due to COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please continue social distancing and face coverings are strongly encouraged.

     Miss McQueen was born June 26, 1964 in Bermuda, a daughter of William B. “Bill” McQueen, Jr. and the late Barbara Adams McQueen. She was a member of David’s Grove Baptist Church. Joyce enjoyed talking on the phone, riding her 3-wheeled bicycle, watching soap operas, and shopping. She had a special bond with her beloved dog, “Tinkerbell.”

     In addition to her mother, Miss McQueen was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Bradley & Mary Lee Adams, and William B. & Hettie McQueen.  Survivors include her father, Bill McQueen, Jr. of the home; sisters, Laurie (Rev. John) Gulliksen of Hahira, GA, and Susan (Henry) Heatley of Cross, SC; nephew, Stephen (Victoria) Heatley; nieces, Lauren (Kenny) Brady, Kelsey (Jeremy) Mathis, Maggie Heatley, and Katie Heatley; great nephew, Colton Brady; uncles & aunts, Donnie & Margaret Adams, Joe & Pat Adams, and Brenda Grimm; in addition to numerous cousins and friends.

     The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to caregivers, Mary McCoy, Stacey Gooden, Mary Sellers, and Dawna Rushing; the staff and administration of McLeod Health – Cheraw; and the staff and administration of McLeod Hospice for the extraordinary care and love shown to Joyce and their family. 

     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McQueen family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 7A • October 6, 2021.

 

Cindy Lee Smith

Cindy Lee Smith, 39, died Tuesday, September 21, 2021.  Funeral services were held Monday, September 27, 2021, at 2PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the New Life Christian Faith Church Ministry Cemetery, Morvin NC. She was born March 3, 1982 in Cheraw SC to Lee Curtis Rivers and the late Mary Ann Little Smith. Survivors,: her children, Talearia Robinson, Marion, SC and Josiah Maleek Smith, Marion, SC; father Lee Curtis Rivers, Morven, NC; siblings, Christopher D. Marsh, Morven, NC, Sharmica Jones, Mullins, SC, Nina L Smith, Raines, SC, Carolyn James, Chesterfield, SC and Curtis L. Smith, Chesterfield, SC, special cousin, Sherneka Rivers, Wadesboro, NC and special aunt, Arnnette Taylor (Lonnie), Morven, NC. Services were rendered by Flenning Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 11A • October 6, 2021.

 

Hannah Grace Cooke

CHESTERFIELD – Hannah Grace Cooke, infant daughter of Grant and Kristin Cox Cooke, died Thursday, September 30, 2021. She blessed us and brought us more joy than we ever knew was possible in her sweet life! Hannah Grace (in 100 days) touched more lives and shined more brightly for God than many could in 100 years.

     Surviving are her parents, Grant and Kristin Cox Cooke of the home, a brother, Samuel Cooke, a sister, Miriah Cooke, parternal grandparents, Harold and Tamera Sikes Cooke of Dillon, SC, maternal grandparents, Jonathan and Angela Faile Cox of Pageland, SC, Parternal great grandparents, Billie Skes of Chesterfield, SC and Martha Cooke of Dillon, SC, Maternal great grandparents, Howard and Nellie Cox of Greensboro, NC, Peggy Fale of Rock Hill, SC, also, many aunts, uncles, cousins, great auts and great uncles.

     The family received friends 3:00 PM to 5 PM Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the home of Billie Sikes and Glenda Freman, 154 Ora Lane, Chesterfield, SC. A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 3,2021 at Hopewell Baptist Church, Chesterfeld, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.

     Gifts in memory can be made out to the MSC Foundation and sent to the MUSC Childrens Hospital, NICU/Palliative Care, 59 Bee Street, MUSC 201, Charleston, SC 29425. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 7A • October 6, 2021.

 

Jacqueline Ellerbe Shannon

CHERAW – Funeral services were held Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 2PM from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Montrose Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. She was born December 24, 1957 in Cheraw, SC to the late Melton and GladysMcQueen Ellerbe. Survivors: a daughter, Jillianne Shannon, Elgin, SC: two brothers, Otis Scott (Sharon), Savannah, GA and Melton Ellerbe, Jr., Southern Pines, NC;two sisters, Nelvin Ellerbe, Cheraw, SC and Nancy Crawford (Marcus), Charlotte NC: a granddaughter, Artura Shannon, Elgin, SC; five cousins, Jessie Ford, Charlotte, NC, Willie Magwood, Baltimore MD, Barbara Sharper, Dorothy Wilson and Jaunetta Wilson, all of Cheraw, SC; three sisters-in-law, Julia Bridges, Rock Hill, SC, Sheila Shannon, Cheraw, SC and Gladys McMillion, Cheraw, SC: two brother-in-law Michael McDuffie, Sr., Chesterfield, SC and Albert Shannon, Bennettsville, SC and a host of nieces and nephews. Servies were rendered by Flimming Funeerals-Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 11A • October 6, 2021.

 

David Ray Fegurgur

HARTSVILLE – Mr. David Ray Fegurgur, 46, of Hartsville, SC, and originally from Sinajana, Guam, died om Friday, September 24,2021. Born August 18, 1975, he was a son of the late Ricardo M. Fejeran and the late Teresita Toves Gegurgur. David served his country proudly in the United States Army.

     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Luis Aflleje and Felicida M. FeJeran; maternal grandparents Felix S.N. andMaria T. Fegurgur; and numerous aunts and uncles and their spouces.

     David leaves behind to cherish his memory his son, David Bryce; daughter, Makaila Teresita Fegurgur; brother Jesse Fegurgur and his wife Valarie, sister, TerikaJoi Fegurgur; nieces and nephews, Kaleb, Kyle, Jase, Eliana, Leiani ans Teresa; and numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

     A funeral mass will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 8, 2021, at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church in Cheraw, SC. Burial will follow in Old Saint David’s Cemetery in Cheraw.

     The family will receive friends and have a rosary service from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Kisers Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.: and again from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021 prior to the service at Kiser Funeral Home. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 7A • October 6, 2021.

 

Theo Broadie Johnson
CHERAW – Theo Broadie Johnson, 87, died Sunday, October 3, 2021. Funeral service was held, Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 2PM from the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Montrose Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. She was born December 14, 1933 in Cheraw, SC to the late Emanuel and Mamie Wilson Broadie. Survivors: sons, Robert Johnson, Jr., Cheraw, SC and William (Patricia) Johnson, Hoschton, GA; daughters, Joyce Johnson, Cheraw, SC and Tina (Ronnie) Rivers, Chesterfield, SC; sister, Beatrice McClendon, Cheraw, SC; uncle, John Wilson, Roanoke, VA; sisters-in-law, Henrietta Sellers, Society Hill, SC and Juanita Clarkman, Wilmington, NC; ten grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; special friends, Gladys Hooks, Cheraw, SC and Earnestine Powe, Cheraw, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • October 13, 2021.

 

Michael ‘Mike’ Lyn Jordan
CHERAW – Michael “Mike” Lyn Jordan, 64, of Cheraw SC, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on 8 October 2021. He was born on 12 June 1957 in Wadesboro, NC.
     He enjoyed riding motorcycles, taking pictures, researching genealogy, spending time outdoors, drinking sweet tea, and talking. He also enjoyed reading political commentaries, staying up to date on national issues, and watching Judge Jeanine on Fox News. He was a talented precision millwright who enjoyed traveling around the world to practice his trade. He graduated from Cheraw High School, and later obtained his associate degree in Applied Electronics Technology from Northeastern Technical College. He traveled to many places around the world; among his favorite locations were Ireland, and Puerto Rico.
     He is preceded in death by his Father, Walter Hadley Jordan, Sr. and Mother Virginia “Ginny” Mae Jarrell Jordan, his brother Thomas “Tommy” Jarrell Jordan, and a nephew Hadley Aaron Jordan.
     He is survived by his brother, Walter “Buck” Hadley Jordan, Jr (Sandra Gail McLain Jordan), of Wingate, NC; his
brother Robin “Bob” Mills Jordan (Rhonda S. Jordan) of North Augusta, SC; his niece, Carrie Alexandra Jordan (Jason Neal Smith), and beloved great-nephew Justice Neal Jordan-Smith of Unionville, NC; his niece,
Kimberly Charlotte Jordan of Wingate, NC; his niece Mary Hannah Jordan of Cheraw, SC; his niece Emily Jordan Joshi (Raul Joshi), of Kannapolis, NC; his niece Adrienne Simone Jordan of North Augusta, SC; his niece Savannah Kirsten Jordan of North Augusta, SC; and his nephew Robin Douglas Jordan of North Augusta, SC.
     There will be a visitation at Kiser Funeral Home on Saturday 16 October 2021 at 2 pm, followed by a funeral service at 3 pm. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • October 13, 2021.

 

Mary Alice Chavis Lanthier
BENNETTSVILLE – Mary Alice Chavis Lanthier (80), died Saturday, October 2, 2021, surrounded by family at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Born in Bennettsville, SC on a winter morning of February 11, 1941, she was the daughter of Tyson B. Chavis and Meloise Brigman Chavis of Bennettsville, SC who preceded her in death. She was a retired manufacturer worker at United Technologies Plant (Essex) in Bennettsville, SC and waitress at Bennettsville and Wallace Motel’s Restaurants. In her later years after retirement, she raised and tended to many Chavistown community children in a home daycare and ran “Grandmas Store” out of her home so the kids would have a local place to get a soda pop or cake right around the corner. In the early years, you would find her at the local Bingo Hall or bowling, probably with a cocktail. Most notably she was known for cutting her own grass, right up until she had a walker and insisted it be done right. Cutting her grass, keeping her yard pristine, and spending time with her family and extended family was the joy of her life.
     Surviving is her children, Debbie Griggs (Randy), Richard “Lamtree” Lanthier (Regina), Alice Hicks, and Tina English all of Marlboro County, SC grandchildren Ross Brigman, Lonnie Hicks (Beth), Shane English (April), Crystal Wright (Chad), Joni Rowe (Shad), Rick Lanthier (Amber E.), Amber Lanthier and Katrina Brigman; step-grandchildren, Megan McDowell (Justin) and Nikki Griggs (Devin); 16 great grandchildren; her sister, Betty Chavis Reeves, and her precious four legged companion Allie.
     She was preceded in death by her parents mentioned above, husband, Charles “Chuck” Lanthier of Lancaster, NY, brothers Hugh Chavis and Bryant Chavis of Bennettsville, SC, and half-brothers Thomas L. “T.L.” and Ronald Blackmon or Bennettsville, SC. Also, preceding her death was Gertrude Gray Musselwhite, an adopted special needs adult member of the family she cared for, also of Bennettsville, SC.
     The family would like to especially thank Kindred-at-Home Health of Cheraw, SC for caring for her in home over the last year and Palmetto Transport Services of Bennettsville, SC for offering “No-charge” transport services when the family couldn’t take her to appointments.
     The family received friends from 6:00PM – 8:00PM; Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Burroughs Funeral Home, Bennettsville, SC and other times after 12:00 PM at 1576 Chavis Cemetery Road, Bennettsville, SC 29512.
     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Friday, October 8, 2021 at Wallace True Gospel Emanuel Holiness Church in Wallace, SC. Entombment was in Chavis Cemetery located in Chavistown, SC on Chavis Cemetery Road.
     Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Lanthier family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • October 13, 2021.


Lillian Talley McCain

CHERAW – Lillian Talley McCain, 99, died Saturday, October 2, 2021. Family and friends may leave a note of condolences or light a candle in her memory on the Tribute Wall. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the upcoming spring. She was born December 28, 1921 to the late Solomon and Minnie Emanuel Talley in Cheraw, SC. Survivors: a devoted daughter, Holly McCain-Minnis (Myron Minnis) of Cheraw SC; granddaughter, Ashley Minnis; great granddaughter, Amaiya and great grandson, Adonis of NY; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • October 13, 2021.


Kenneth ‘Ken’ Roy Miller

CHERAW – Mr. Kenneth “Ken” Roy Miller, age 77, entered into rest on Saturday, October 2, 2021. A Memorial service was held 6:00 O’clock PM Thursday, October 7, 2021 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Jeffrey Hart, Pastor Scott Adams, and a Eulogy by William Pegues. A visitation was held from 5:00-6:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mr. Miller was born October 9, 1943 in Orrick, Missouri a son of the late Everett and Martha Campbell Miller. Ken was United State Air Force veteran and retired from Ford Motor Company with 35 years of service. He will be remembered as a kind hearted, sweet, and straight forward man who always let you know where he stood. Ken was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and enjoyed traveling to his son’s home in Jacksonville, FL, to attend the Chiefs/Jaguars football games. Respectfully, Ken would not wear his beloved Chiefs colors since the family split favorite teams. He had a great love for his pets, coaching little league baseball and helping develop the underdog players, as well as hosting numerous foreign exchange students in his home. Ken was a family man that adored his wife and family and even built his family’s home himself. Building and remodeling homes was a passion for Ken. He was always the first to help a stranger in need. Ken was a man of great faith, who loved the Lord with all his heart. When people asked how he was doing, he’d say “The good Lord let me put my feet on the floor this morning, so I’m blessed.” He was quick to share the gospel with anyone who expressed an interest in hearing more.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Miller was also preceded in death by his son, John Everett Miller; nephew and son of the heart, Michael Lee Hartwick Jr.; and 3 sisters.
     Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Cheryl Miller of the home; sons, Kenneth Roye (Jill) Miller of Lexington, KY, and Quentin Miller of Jacksonville, FL; nephew and son of the heart, Robert (Melissa) Hartwick of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Knights of Heroes Foundation, 13395 Voyager Parkway Suite 130, PMB 106, Voyager Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Miller family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • October 13, 2021.


Mary Frances Purvis Raffaldt

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Mary Frances Purvis Raffaldt, age 74, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Funeral services were 1:00 PM Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church by Dr. Ronnie Grizzle with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, October 8, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caul der Funeral Home and other times at the home of her granddaughter, Chasity Triplett in Wadesboro, NC.
     Mrs. Raffaldt was born January 29, 1947 in Wallace, SC a daughter of the late William P. Purvis, Sr. and Ollie Chavis Purvis. She was a retired CNA with Chesterfield General Hospital and a faithful member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Mary loved children, and her home was always open to all the neighborhood kids. They lovingly referred to her as “Ma.” She also enjoyed working in her flowers and was always there for her family and friends.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Raffaldt was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Robert Raffaldt; brothers, Jefferson B. Thompson, and Blease Purvis; daughters, Teresa R. Heun, and Mary Ann Smith; sons, Frederick Raffaldt, and Robert Raffaldt; grandson, Derek Smith; and 2 great granddaughters, Elaina Carnes, and Stevie Smith.
     Survivors include her children, Cynthia Holden of Chesterfield, SC, Robin (Richard) Loftin of Albemarle, NC, and Susan (Mark) Conklin of Chesterfield, SC; daughter-in-law, Pamela Raffaldt of Norwood, NC; grandchildren, Chasity (Philip) Triplett, Jessica Carnes and fiancé, Jonathan, Cynthia (Ty) Stroud, Shannon Huneycutt, Eric R. Raffaldt, Alex Raffaldt, Candice (Bradley) Sibley, Zach P. Raffaldt, David (Ashley) Treece, T.J. (Holly) Scott, Bobby Richardson, Kayla (Mikey) Wongittilin, and Lilly Grooms; 24 great grandchilddren; sisters, Anna Griffins, and Geraldine Haire both of Bennettsville, SC; Lynda Boyaman of Willard, NC, Hattie Liles of Rockingham, NC, and Ginger Ravenbark of Hamlet, NC; brothers,  William P. Purvis, Jr. of Ellerbe, NC, and Arthur Lee Thompson of Wallace, SC.
     Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church “Lottie Moon Christmas Offering,” 3403 Wamble Hill Rd, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Raffaldt family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • October 13, 2021.


JoAnna Marie Robertson

CHERAW – JoAnna Marie Robertson, 43, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021. She was born on No- vember 17, 1977, in Nocona, TX.
     JoAnna graduated from Olney High School in Olney, TX where she played softball, basketball, and ran track. Following High School Graduation, she graduated from the University of South Carolina-Sumter with a bachelor’s degree in Educatio and then she graduated from Capella University with a master’s degree in Education Administration. JoAnna’s passion was Science. She taught 6th grade Science at Hamlet Middle School for several years, and in 2013 she gained employment at Long Middle School in Cheraw, where she focused on science. She was over the academic bowl and yearbook and was an assistant softball coach in addition to being involved with several school organizations. She went on to teach Science at Camden Middle School at the beginning of the 2021 school year. She was always dedicated to her students and always went above and beyond what was expected.
     She was a wonderful mother and loved her daughters more than anything. JoAnna also loved teaching and loved her students, often being a mother figure to them. She was always the center of attention and was able to bring laughter and humor into any room no matter the circumstances.
     JoAnna leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters, Ashley Robertson and Morgan Robertson both of Cheraw, SC; her husband, Jason Robertson of Cheraw, SC; a brother, Clifford Huggins of Montague, TX; a sister, Brandi Hamill of Holiday, TX; brother-in-law, Justin Robertson and his wife, Kim of Cheraw, SC; a nephew, Gareth Robertson (Monkey); cousins, Kelli and Cord Coyle, Miranda Gilbert (Goober), and C.J. Schneider; and an aunt, Kathy Schneider (Nana) of Olney, TX.
     Preceded in death by her grandparents Clifford and Margaret Huggins of Olney, TX; an uncle, E.K. Schneider (Poppy) of Olney, TX.
     A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021 in the Family Life Center at Cheraw First Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Ol Saint David’s Cemetery in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service in the Family Life Center at the church. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • October 13, 2021.

 

Katlin Clark Smith
CHESTERFIELD – Ms. Katlin Clark Smith, age 36, entered into rest on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Graveside services will be 4:00 PM Friday, October 15, 2021 at Chesterfield Cemetery by Pastor Randy Bishop and Brent Taylor. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home of her father, Dr. Chuck Clark.
     Due to COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please continue social distancing and face coverings are strongly encouraged.
     Ms. Smith was born July 21, 1985 in Charlotte, NC a daughter of Charles M. “Chuck” Clark and Rhonda Hurst Clark. She was a 2004 graduate of Chesterfield High School and attended Lander University. Katlin worked in the restaurant industry and formerly managed T.W. Boons in Greenwood, SC, and Sardi’s Den in Clemson, SC.
     From an early age, Katlin attended Chesterfield Baptist Church with her family, and enjoyed recently reconnecting with many friends there.
     A young lady with an adventurous and free spirit, Katlin enjoyed traveling with family and friends, zip lining, and experimenting with her culinary skills. Of all things accomplished and enjoyed in her life, none was more important than becoming a mom and spending time with her precious daughter, Kinsley.
     Ms. Smith was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Bill & Sadie Clark; maternal grandparents, Perry & Mary Jean Hurst; and aunt, Amanda Clark Davis.
     Survivors include her daughter (whom she referred to as her proudest accomplishment,) Kinsley Rayne Smith, and her father, Demarius Smith of Anderson, SC; mother, Rhonda Hurst Clark of Chesterfield, SC; father, Dr. Chuck (Marsha) Clark of Chesterfield, SC; siblings, Chris Clark of Chesterfield, SC, Grayson Clark of Columbia, SC, Candice Clark (K.C.) Bell of Clemson, SC, Jackson (Jennifer) Eddins, and Bryan (Alicia) Eddins both of Chesterfield, SC; aunt, Mary Clark of Chesterfield, SC; uncle, Richard (Dawn) Clark of Florence, SC; nieces and nephews, Lachlan, Declan, Kylee, Sydney, McIver, and Olivia; God-parents, Penny Vernon, Karen Watson, and Pam Adams; a host of great friends including long-time special friends, Alice Pruitt, Will Curtis, Stephanie Little, Candice Godfrey, and Hope Boatwright.
     For those desiring to make a donation in memory of Katlin, the family recommends two that were very important to
her, The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America 375 Kings Hwy. North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034; or to The American Liver Foundation P.O. Box 299, West Orange, NJ 07052. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • October 13, 2021.

 

Shirley Ann Bacon Spencer
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Shirley Ann Bacon Spencer, age 87, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Evans-Robeson-Spencer Cemetery (located off Teal’s Mill Road, Chesterfield) by Pastor Alisha Hansen. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery.
     The Spencer family respectfully requests no visitors at the home during this time. Your condolences and words of encouragement are welcomed and appreciated on the Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home website Tribute Wall.
     Mrs. Spencer was born August 7, 1934 in Clyde, GA a daughter of the late Peyton Raleigh and Olive Gooden Bacon. She graduated from Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill, GA, and graduated from business school in Columbia, SC, where she met her husband. Mrs. Spencer retired in 1996 from the Chesterfield County School District with 27 years of service.
     A faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church since moving to Chesterfield in 1969, Shirley was always doing for others; whether driving friends to the doctor, cooking meals for family and friends, or serving on the church bereavement committee, she was always happiest serving others. Of all things important in her life, none came before her family. She always sought to make them her priority and make certain they were “fed” well!
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Spencer was also preceded in death on April 10, 2002 by her beloved husband, William Osborne Spencer (whom she united in marriage to on November 23, 1952); brother, Charles William Bacon; and sister, Mary Bacon Ogle.
     Survivors include her children, William O. “Billy” Spencer, Jr. (Connie); Mark E. Spencer (Carmen); and Lynne B. Spencer (Mike McCright) all of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, William O. Spencer, III of Cheyenne, WY, Sarah Spencer Haile (Paul) of Columbia, SC, and Mark Edward Spencer, Jr. of Columbia, SC; great grandchildren, Peyton Leigh Haile, and Sydney Maise Haile both of Columbia, SC; brothers, Peyton Raleigh Bacon, Jr. (Gail) of Savannah, GA, and Stephen Gregg Bacon (Mabel) of Tampa, FL.
     The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to special friends, Donnie Rivers, and Lorraine Dixon; the staff and administration of Cheraw Healthcare, McLeod Health – Cheraw, and McLeod Hospice for the extraordinary care and love shown to Mrs. Shirley and their family.
     Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Spencer family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • October 13, 2021.

 

Lonnie ‘Wayne’ Weaver
CHERAW – Mr. Lonnie “Wayne” Weaver, age 70, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Funeral services were 12:00 O’clock PM Friday, October 8, 2021 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Old St. David’s cemetery. The family greeted friends from 11:00-12:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home and at other time at the home of Terry Wayne at 212 Marion St, Cheraw, SC.
     Mr. Weaver was born August 23, 1951 in Lexington, NC a son of the late John Raymond and Katie McBride Weaver. Wayne was a retired barber with over 40 years of service. He will be remembered as a giving person who would help anyone that was in need. Wayne loved his family wholeheartedly and enjoyed spending time with them. He enjoyed playing guitar, singing, traveling and playing poker.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Weaver was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Mary Louise “Sue” Weaver and his brothers; Johnny Weaver, Ronnie Weaver, and Monty Weaver.
     Survivors include his son; Terry Wayne (Elaine Quick) Weaver of Cheraw, SC; daughter of the heart, niece, and caregiver, Michelle (Vincent James) Griggs of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Seth Hatcher and Conner Hatcher; sister, Wanda Shaw of Lexington, NC; sister-in-law, Sarah (Herbert) Loflin of Cheraw, SC; great nieces, Nikki (Devin Tolson) Griggs, Megan (Justin) McDowell; great-nephew, Sam Loflin; great-great-niece, Sadie McDowell; great-great-nephew, Kolby McDowell; and special friend James “Lanky” Dixon and Barbara Funderburk.
     Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Weaver family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • October 13, 2021.

Marie Elizabeth McCray Burr
FAYETTEVILLE – Marie Elizabeth McCray Burr, 92, died Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Funeral service was held, Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 2PM from the Mt. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. She was born August 17, 1929, in Laurinburg, NC to Albert and Odell Smith McCray. Survivors: two daughters Carolyn Burr-Bittle (Frederick) of Fayetteville, NC and Jennifer Burr of Columbia, SC; two sisters, Retha Bell Burch and Coletha Giles, both of Pageland, SC; a host of nieces and nephews. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC) Page 8 • October 20, 2021
 
Patricia Ann Davis

CHERAW – Patricia Ann Davis, 69, died on Monday, October 11, 2021. Born, September 12, 1952, in Wallace, SC, she was a daughter of the late Kenney Blake and Edith Ann Freeman Frazier. Patricia was a former employee of Burlington Industries and Stanley Tools. She also loved spending time with her family and her beloved dog Elvis. Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra K. Pate, and a grandson, Joshua Ryan Davis. Patricia leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 52 years, Kenneth Marion Davis of the home; sons, Kenneth Paul Davis and wife, Melissa of Cheraw, SC and Jeffery Scott Davis and wife, Debra of Cheraw, SC; a brother, John Larry Frazier and wife, Nina of Cheraw, SC; two grandchildren, Amanda Davis and husband, Steven and Katelyn Davis; and two great-grandchildren, Juliana Davis and Serena Davis.
     The family received friends from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, and Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the family home located at 103 Sharon Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC) Page 8 • October 20, 2021
 
Cecil Earp

CHERAW – Mr. Cecil Earp, 87, died on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Born, August 6, 1934, in Spring Hope, NC, he was the son of the late Luther Canie and Lula Denton Earp. Cecil was a member of Brock’s Mill Baptist Church in Cheraw, S.C. Mr. Earp served his country proudly in the United States Army. He retired as a truck driver with Stanley Tools. Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Doris “Dot” Earp; best friend and son, Jeff Earp; and eleven siblings, including his twin sister, Renova.
     Cecil leaves behind to cherish his memory, his sister-in-law, Delores Lewis and husband, Bobby; niece and caregiver, Linda Haynes and husband, Larry, niece, Lisa Beam and husband, Herbie and nephew, Kenny Lewis and wife, Carmen.
     A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. just prior to the service at the Funeral Home.
     The family would like to thank Dr. Benjamin Weston and all of the nurses at McLeod Health-Cheraw for their care and compassion. Memorials may be made to Brock’s Mill Baptist Church, 4218 Brock’s Mill Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC) Page 8 • October 20, 2021
 
Goldia Faye Campbell Johnson

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Goldia Faye Campbell Johnson, age 84, entered into rest on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at her home. Funeral services were 11:00 AM Monday, October 18, 2021 at Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church by Pastor Sue Black and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Monday prior to the service at the church.                                Mrs. Johnson was born March 30, 1937 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Daniel Fred and Mary Ratliff Campbell. She was a
 graduate of Pageland High School and Montreat College. She grew up attending White Oak Presbyterian Church and after marriage joined Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church where she was an active member her entire adult life. Goldia was a retired employee of Sandhill Telephone with over 35 years of service.
     Following her retirement, she enjoyed traveling the world, collecting porcelain dolls and Swarovski Crystal.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Johnson was also preceded in death by her husband, William D. “Bill” Johnson; son, William D. “Little Bill” Johnson, Jr. (All-State football player for whom the Central High School Football Stadium is named after); brother, Tommy D. Campbell; and sister-in-law, Mildred Claire Campbell.
     Survivors include numerous cousins including Ronnie Campbell, Johnny Campbell, Nancy Jacobs, Douglass Ross Campbell, and Clay Demby Campbell; and nieces, Pat Horton, and Jessica H. Brubeck.

         The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff and administration of Heart and Hands Homecare, and the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice for the exceptional love and care shown to Mrs. Johnson and her family.
     Memorials may be made to either White Oak Presbyterian Church, 5386 Angelus Rd, Ruby, SC 29741, or Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, 1357 Johnson Road, Jefferson, SC 29718.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Johnson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC) Page 8 • October 20, 2021

Herbert Wannamaker Loflin Sr.

CHERAW – Mr. Herbert Wannamaker Loflin, Sr., age 77, entered into rest on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Funeral services were 4:00 PM Monday, October 18, 2021 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church by Rev. Dennis Wallace and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Miller-RiversCaulder Funeral Home and other times at the home.
      Mr. Loflin was born December 18, 1943 in Marlboro County, SC a son of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Johnson Loflin. He was a retired welder with Daniels Construction with over 25 years of service and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Herbert was looking forward to the
 100th Anniversary Celebration of the church this month. His favorite day of the week was Sunday, spending time with all the family
around the dinner table, to long golfcart rides in the evenings with his wife and great grandchildren. An avid deer hunter, Herbert was a member of Cash Lakes Hunting Club, and Colonel Cobb’s Hunting Club. He also enjoyed manufacturing grills, smokers, and trailers, and raising his hunting dogs. A man with a giving heart, Herbert also enjoyed growing a vegetable garden each year to share with his neighbors and friends. One of his greates memories occurred recently when his family arranged for him to ride an Air Boat at Myrtle Beach, SC.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Loflin was also preceded in death by his siblings, Richard Loflin, Jerry Loflin, Donnie Loflin, and Linda Baker.
     Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Sarah B. “Butch” Loflin of the home; children, Herbert Loflin, Jr. of Laurinburg, NC, John Robert “Bobby” (Lynn) Loflin of Teal’s Mill, SC, John Robert “Sam” Loflin, Jr. of the home; and Susan “Michelle” (Vincent James) Griggs of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Kristy (Johnnie, IV) Driggers of Laurinburg, NC, Landon Chase Loflin of Hamlet, NC, Dustin Coleman (Alexyss Parker) Loflin of Cheraw, SC, Brad (Lindsay) Gainey of Little Mountain, SC, Megan (Justin) McDowell of Cheraw, SC, Nikki (Devin Tolson) Griggs of Patrick, SC; great grandchildren, Johnnie V, Abigale, Molly, Maggie, Marah, Kaydence, Sadie, and Kolby; brother, Julius (Sally Jackson) Loflin, Sr. of Cheraw, SC; brother-in-law, Keith Baker of N. Myrtle Beach, SC; sister-in-law, Pat Burr of Bladenboro, NC; special friends, Wilbur Burns, Billy Sylvia, Woodrow Mathis, and George Sellers; and numerous niece and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, “Building Fund,” c/o Arlene Hancock, 1680 Sam Jones Rd, Patrick SC, 29584. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Loflin family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC) Page 8 • October 20, 2021

Margaret Allen Pegues

CHERAW – Mrs. Margaret Allen Pegues, age 92, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Funeral services were 3:00 PM Sunday, October 17, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Michael Davis with burial following inthe Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Pegues was born March 31, 1929 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late Robert and Fannie Lyons Allen. She was a retired dietician with Chesterfield County School District with over 25 years of service and a faithful member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist  Church. Margaret sang in the church choir, and was very active in the UMW and the Senior Circle for many years. She enjoyed baking cakes and sharing those with her friends and family. A lady who loved her family deeply, Margaret’s world revolved around them and keeping them “In-Line.”
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pegues was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Preston Pegues; son, Larry Wayne Allen; daughter, Angela Kay Johnson; granddaughter, Wendy Elaine Johnson; son-in-law, James T. Morris; brother, Robert Allen; and sister, Mary English.
     Survivors include her daughter, Patricia “Pat” Morris of the home; grandchildren, Dan (Debbie) Johnson, Margaret Pegues, Tammy Pegues, and Sabina “Beanie” (Sean) Taylor; great grandchildren, Preston (Rachel Blackwell) Johnson, Marissa Johnson, Mindy (Weston) English, Julie Taylor, Lily Taylor, Sienna Taylor, Sam Crowell, Autumn Taylor, Hailey Johnson, Willow Taylor, Michelle Pegues, and Elizabeth Cason; numerous nieces and nephews.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC
is serving the Pegues family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC) Page 8 • October 20, 2021

Angie Lynn Sowell
WINGATE, N.C. – Angie Lynn Sowell, 50, died Friday, October 8, 2021. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 2PM from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Mt. Elon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson,
SC. Survivors: her fiancé, Ernest Richardson, Wingate, NC; a son, Mechael Lockhart of Atlanta GA, two daughters; Shaleilei Chambers and Jontesia Winfield of Wingate, NC; a grandson, Kamarion Huntly of Wingate, NC; seven sisters, Teresa Jackson of Pageland, SC, Phyllis Covington of Lancaster, SC, Kay Frances of Darlington, SC, Patricia (Howard) Miller of Jefferson, SC, Kathy (Lynell) Louallen of Jefferson, SC, Diane (Robbie) Tyler of Dallas, NC and Joyce (James) Chambers of Pageland, SC; eight brothers, Willie James Kirkland of Charlotte, NC, Tony Sowell and Ron Sowell both of Pageland, SC, Steven (Melissa) Sowell of Jefferson, SC, Mickey (Rita) McManus of Pageland, SC, Marty McManus of Pageland, SC and Eugene Kirkland of Angelus, SC; a close sister, Maevon Seegars of Pageland, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC) Page 11 • October 20, 2021 

Jaynee Ruth Threatt
ORANGEBURG – Jaynee Ruth Threatt, 62, died Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Graveside service was held, Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 3PM from the Flint Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. She was born July 31, 1959 in Pageland, SC to the late Hazel and Hattie Lockhart Threatt. Survivors: eight siblings, Margie Threatt Williams (Bob), Lancaster SC, Hazel Threatt Jr., Lancaster SC, Harold Threatt (Frances), Pageland SC, Carson Threatt, Pageland SC, Eustace Threatt (Christine), Waxhaw NC, Jerry Threatt, Pageland SC, Gary Threatt. (Renee), Pageland SC and Paul Threatt (Mildred), Pageland SC a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC) Page 11 • October 20, 2021

 

James Thomas Bracey
PAGELAND – James Thomas Bracey, 71, died Sunday, October 17, 2021. Graveside service was held, Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 1PM from the Mt. Harmon Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. He was born September 21, 1950 in Pageland, SC to the late Thomas T. Bracey and Juanita Wilson Bracey.

     Survivors: daughters, Tasha Bracey, Charlotte, NC, LaShonda Bracey, Camden, SC, Sheila Rivers Redfearn (Bobby), Pageland, SC; sons, James Donald Bracey (Chante), Charlotte, NC, Scottie Bracey (Monica), Charlotte, NC and Joey Bracey of the home; grandchildren, Scotty Bracey Jr., Justin Bracey, Jaden Bracey, Joshua Bracey, Katrice Bracey, Koran Bracey, Donald Bracey, Rashad Bracey, Jordan Bracey all of Charlotte, NC, Taylor Perry of Spartanburg, SC, Shonte Rivers of Rock Hill, SC, Darra Perry of Charleston, SC; great grandson, Chris Perry of Spartanburg, SC; siblings, Rayvon Miller (Ingrid), Indian Trail, NC and Shirley Bracey, Monroe, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 27, 2021

 

Debbie Lynn ‘Sack” Bridges
CHERAW – Mrs. Debbie Lynn “Sack” Bridges, age 63, entered into rest on Sunday, October 24, 2021. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 4:00 PM from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Yvonne Hechler. The family will greet friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Due to COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please continue social distancing, and face coverings are strongly encouraged.
     Mrs. Bridges was born August 4, 1958 in San Antonio, TX a daughter of the late Odis and Betty Cook Bridges. Debbie was a graduate of Cheraw High School; as well as a retiree of Carolina Canners after 18 years of service. She enjoyed talking on the phone, playing cards, fishing, and karaoke. Above all else, Mrs. Bridges loved the time she spent with her friends and family.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bridges was also preceded in death by her brother, David Bridges; and her grand-
mother, Eloise Cook.
     Survivors include her wife, Gail Usher of the home; brother, Roger (Millie) Bridges of Niceville, FL; sister, Tammy (Anthony) DiMascio of Gaffney, SC; step-children, Olivia Crawley of Cheraw, SC, Daniel Usher of Hartsville, SC; aunts, Bobbi Stevens of Wadesboro, NC, Dorris Marsh of Ludowici, GA, Christine Thompson of Mt. Gilead, NC; sister-in-law, Joye Bridges of Chesterfield, SC; nieces and special caretakers, Donna Wallace of Cheraw, SC, Danielle Brown of Cheraw, SC; nieces and nephew, Kristen, Kim, and Johnny; numerous greatnieces and greatnephews; and daughter of the heart, Mary-Elizabeth Hudson of Cheraw, SC.
     The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Debbie’s dear friend and nurse, Beverly Vaughn; the entire staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield; and her special caregiver Becky Houghlan for the excellent love and care shown to Mrs. Bridges and her family.
     For those wishing to make a donation in Debbie’s memory, please direct memorials to MRC Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 to assist the family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 27, 2021.

Shonnae Janice Carter
PAGELAND – Shonnae Janice Carter, 28, died Thursday, October 14, 2021. She was born August 13,1993 in Washington, DC to the late Graylon Lockhart and Janice Carter. Survivors: siblings: Erica Bailey (Dwayne), Thomas Funderburk (Cynthia), Michael Paul Funderburk, Alicia Buchanan
(Cedric), Lashenna Funderburk, Reginald Funderburk all of Pageland, SC and Aaron Carter, Augusta, GA; special friend: Donnie Jay Sutton, Pageland, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 27, 2021.


Billy Ray Curtis Sr
.
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Billy Ray Curtis, Sr., age 78, entered into rest on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, October 24, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Jason Pope and Brent Taylor with burial following in the David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mr. Curtis was born March 16, 1943 in Greensboro, NC a son of the late Gary Franklin “Jack” and Rebecca Eddins Curtis. He was a retired employee of Duff – Norton and a member of David’s Grove Baptist Church. Billy Ray will be fondly remembered as a man who never met a stranger and lived life to the fullest.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Curtis was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Wright Curtis; brother, Gary Wayne “Sam” Curtis; sisters, Jean Curtis Mann, Pat Curtis Gordon, and Sandra Curtis Squires; great granddaughter, Alaina Brooke Quick; and daughter-in-law, Teresa Boan Curtis.
     Survivors include his children, Billy Ray “Bee” Curtis, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC, Deanna Suits (Jeff) Chilton of Little River, SC, and Timothy Vance Suits of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Brooklyn Curtis Quick, Samantha (Chris) Crowley, Zachary (Lindsey) Chilton, and Dylan Suits; 7 great grandchildren; beloved companion & caregiver of nearly 30 years, Betty Melton Short; sister, Cheryl Curtis (Stan) Crawford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff and administration of Regency SouthernCare Hospice for the exceptional love and care shown to Mr. Curtis and his family.
     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.  Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Curtis family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 27, 2021.

Jimmy ‘Jap’ Leviner, Jr.
WALLACE – Mr. Jimmy “Jap” Leviner, Jr., 78, died on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at his home. Born December 29, 1942, in Marlboro County, SC, he was a son of the late Jimmy Leviner, Sr. and the late Lucy Mae Rainwater Leviner. Jap worked as a welder and pipefitter in the construction industry for many years. He liked watching NASCAR Racing and Clemson Football and he loved cutting grass and also loved his tractors and lawnmowers. He enjoyed riding in, “Big Red”, his 1967 Ford, wearing his cowboy hat proudly. Jap also loved music, especially country music. Jap was a kind man and loved Christmas time especially wearing his Red Christmas Hat. He enjoyed dancing as well as drinking a cold Keystone Light. He also loved his wife dearly, often bringing her in fresh cut flowers from their yard for her to enjoy.
     Along with his parents, listed above, Jap was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Ray “Bill” Leviner; and a sister, Mildred Leviner Jackson. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of many years, Barbara Creech Leviner of the home; daughters, Sherry Leviner Webster and husband, Scotty of Cheraw, SC and Sheila Leviner Funderburk and husband, Wyatt of Cheraw, SC; a sister, Faye Leviner Perdue of Wallace, SC; and granddaughters, Catherine Wall Funderburk and Savannah Sims Funderburk.
     A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.
     Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, C/O Barbara Leviner, 3624 Rocky Ridge Road, Wallace, SC 29596; or to the Pilot Club of Bennettsville, C/O Barbara Leviner, 3624 Rocky Ridge Road, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 27, 2021.


Carolyn Smith Poston

CHERAW – Carolyn Smith Poston, 80, passed away on October 18, 2021, after battling an illness. Mrs. Poston was born on April 3, 1941, to the late Vergie and Robert Smith and was the fifth of eight children. Mrs. Poston was known for her caring heart, love of people, and her style. She worked at Cheraw Healthcare for 38 years as administration coordinator, staying on top of everything that needed to be done in the office and befriending everyone who crossed her path. She attended Faith Fellowship Church in Wallace, SC, for 14 years. Her pastimes included gardening, birdwatching, writing, and spending time with her granddaughters.
     Mrs. Poston was preceded in death by her parents listed above, brother, James Smith, brother, Bobby Smith, and an infant brother.
     Surviving are her son, Jamie (Terri) Poston of Wallace, daughter, Teresa Poston (Wilbur) Nobles of Cheraw, sister, Evelyn Smith Thomas of Cheraw, brothers J.C. (Wilma) Smith of Wallace, Billy (Lynn) Smith of Cheraw, Ted (Cantey) Smith of Chatsworth, Georgia, granddaughters, Eve and Dori Nobles of Cheraw, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
     The family received friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. A funeral service followed at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in Oak Grove United Methodist Church cemetery, Wallace, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 27, 2021.

 

Eunice Turnage Thurman
CHERAW – Mrs. Eunice Turnage Thurman, age 82, entered into rest on Friday, October 22, 2021. Graveside services were held on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Ruby Cemetery by Pastor Dr. Steve West.
     Mrs. Thurman was born September 27, 1939 in Marlboro County, SC a daughter of the late James Turnage and Sarah Adams. She was a retired employee of Delta Mills with over 20 years of service.
     Mrs. Thurman was a faithful member of Westside Baptist Church for over 50 years. Eunice enjoyed working outdoors, tending to her flowers, and watching old classic movies. Most of all, Mrs. Thurman loved spending quality time with her great-grandbaby, Harper.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Thurman was also preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Joe Thurman; son, Dennis Thurman; and sisters, Anita Berry, and Evelyn Turnage.
     Survivors include her son, Michael Thurman of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Rylie Thurman of Cheraw, SC; Cooper Thurman of Cheraw, SC, Haigan (Justin) Gandy of Manning, SC, Dawson Hatcher of Cheraw, SC; great-grandchild, Harper Driggers of Cheraw, SC; sister, Dorothy Walker of Highpoint, NC; niece, Emily (Jeff) Rose of High Rock Lake, NC; and great-nephews, Justin and Jordan Rose both of High Rock Lake, NC.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Thurman family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 27, 2021. 

Carolyn Drake Boykin
CHERAW – Carolyn Drake Boykin, 64, died Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Funeral service was held, Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 3PM from the Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the J.C. Broome Memorial Garden. She was born April 3, 1957, in Cheraw, SC to the late Mary Ruth Drake Geter and Theodore  King. Carolyn was raised by her maternal grandparents, Mr. Ervin Drake, Sr. and Bertha McDonald Drake. Survivors: two brothers, Mr. Kelvin Drake of Columbus GA and Master Sargeant James E. Geter, Kuwait; five sisters/aunts Ms. Bernice Baskin, Ms. Verlee Jackson, Ms. Josephine McQueen (Robert), Rev. Dr. Gladys Broome-Smith and Mrs. Berthel Morrell (Brady); two brothers/uncles, Mr. Warren E. Drake (Julia) and Mr. Ervin Drake (Della) of Cheraw, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • November 3, 2021.


Jerry B. Leach

CHERAW – Mr. Jerry B. Leach, 84, died on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Born, February 24, 1937, in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late Edward Mobley Sill and Ruth Elizabeth Bottoms Jones. Jerry was the owner/operator of Jerry B. Leach Company and Riverside  Pumps in Cheraw for over fifty years and served his country proudly for four years in the United States Army National Guard. He was a member of First United Methodis Church in Cheraw, SC and was the Chesterfield County Gamecock Club President for over 20 years, and he also served on the Executive Athletic Board of the University of South Carolina. Jerry loved to golf and attend Carolina football games.
     Along with his parents listed above, Jerry was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Jean Abbott Leach; a brother, Edward Sill; and sisters, Patsy (Bill) Roof, and Sue Turner. Jerry leaves behind to cherish his memory, a son, Jay (Dawn) Leach of Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Vicki Leach of West Columbia, SC; a brother, John (Cile) Sill of Pinehurst, NC; sisters, Ann Jones of Dillion, SC, Penny (Jamie) Spell of Santee, SC and a sister-in-law, Linda Sill of Columbia, SC; two grandchildren, Jason and Hannah Leach, both of Columbia, SC and numerous nieces and nephews.
     A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Old Saint David’s Cemetery in Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • November 3, 2021.

Henry David “Little David’ Pigg III
PAGELAND – Mr. Henry David “Little David” Pigg, III, age 44, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at his home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Zion United Methodist Church by Rev. Carl Ritter, II, Rev. Jason Love, and his father, David Pigg, Jr. with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends immediately following the service of committal in Zion Hall.
     Mr. Pigg was born April 25, 1977 in Charlotte, NC a son of Henry David Pigg, Jr. and Brenda Moore Pigg. He was a 1995 graduate of Central High School and attended Winthrop University. In high school, David played baseball and football, and competed his senior year in the Eagle football championship game. He was an employee of Carolina Fresh Foods of Florence, SC and a member of Zion United Methodist Church.
     An avid outdoorsman, Little David enjoyed hunting, fishing, and following all sports. He will always be remembered for his contagious personality and sensitive heart to everyone. David was always seeking ways to help others and was a true neighbor to everyone in his community.
     Mr. Pigg was preceded in death by his grandparents, Henry David & Jessie M. Pigg, Sr., and Earl & Marie Moore all of Pageland, SC; cousin, Justine “Tina” Catoe; and infant cousin, Sarah Ashley Rollings.
     Survivors include his loving parents, David & Brenda Pigg of Jefferson, SC; sister, Bredae Graves of Greenville, SC; nephew, Daniel Graves of Florence, SC; niece, Molly Bess Graves of Greenville, SC; girlfriend, Lisa Vick of Pageland, SC; beloved aunts & uncles, Louella (Joe) Catoe of Pageland, SC, Jane (Dwight) Johnson of Jefferson, SC, Mary Beth Smith of Pageland, SC, Larry (Kay) Moore of Columbia, SC, and Robin (Buddy) Jones of Pageland, SC; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
     If you choose to remember Mr. Pigg with a memorial gift, the family suggests a contribution to Zion United Methodist Church, (Building Fund) 671 Zion Church Road, Pageland, South Carolina, 29728.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Pigg family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • November 3, 2021.

Joseph Cain Smith
MT. CROGHAN – Mr. Joseph Cain Smith, age 36, entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 25, 2021 at his home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Randall Dockery with burial following in the McBee Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Monday, November 1, 2021 at the funeral home.
     Mr. Smith was born February 25, 1985 in Augusta, GA, a son of Jodi Cain Hancock and the late Jeffrey Stephen Smith, Sr. A graduate of Westside High School in Augusta, Georgia, Joseph also graduated with honors from Augusta Tech with 3 welding degrees. An avid outdoorsman, Joseph loved to hunt, fish, ride fourwheelers, and hang out with his friends. Joseph will be remember as a kind-hearted man, who loved to make people laugh and was always fun to be around. Joseph loved cats and enjoyed working in restaurants. He loved God and enjoyed reading through his bible twice. Above all else, Joseph loved his momma dearly.
     In addition to his father, Mr. Smith was also preceded in death by his grandfather, Herman Cain Sr.; grandparents, Bill Smith and Peggy Bellamy; and uncles, Earl Cain and Bart Cain.
     Survivors include his mother; Jodi Smith Hancock and her husband Donnie Hancock of Augusta, GA; brother, Jeffrey Stephen Smith Jr. of Augusta, GA; grandmother, Joanne Cain of Augusta, GA; step-brother, Heath Hancock of Atlanta, GA; step-sister, Carly (Matt) Dimond of Grovetown, GA; uncle, Myron Cain of Augusta, GA; 2 nieces; 1 nephew; and numerous aunts and uncles.
     Memorials may be made to the animal charity of one’s choosing. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Smith family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • November 3, 2021.

 

Roseann Olsen Clark
Cheraw, SC – Roseann Olsen Clark, 88, died Saturday, November 6, 2021. Born in Galesville, WI she was the daughter of the late Harold and Palma Alice Moe Olsen. She was the widow of Huston Clark. Roseann was retired (27 years of service) from Robertson Factories of Cheraw, SC. She was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church. Mrs. Clark was a volunteer with hospice and at the Chesterfield General Hospital. She was a member of the St. David’s Prayer Shawl Ministry.
     Surviving is her daughter, Diane Clark of Cheraw, SC, daughters-in-law, Karen Clark of Clayton, NC, Pam Clark of Fountain Inn, SC, grandchildren, Mandy Graves-Hilliard, Jason Clark, Brodie Clark, Ryan Clark, Mica McLean, great grandchildren, Dominic Clark, Max Clark and Bentley McLean.
     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed, also sons, Michael Clark and Tim Clark. Mrs. Clark was the last of eight siblings.
     The family received friends 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Monday, November 8, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.  In lieu of flowers: Regency Hospice, 205 East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • November 10, 2021.


Clyde Landon Cobb

September 20, 1936 – November 4, 2021
CHERAW – If you played golf in Cheraw over the past 30 years, you probably met Clyde Cobb at Cheraw Country Club. He was a supportive
husband and father, avid golfer, outdoorsman, devoted fan of his beloved Tarheels and a member of the Cheraw community for over 50 years.
     Born on September 20, 1936 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Clyde Landon Cobb was the son of Ella Beulah Carroll and Eustis Dewitt Cobb. He was the fourth of their five children. Clyde was no stranger to hard work and joined the United States Air Force which provided a mean for him to eventually attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he became one of their most passionate fans. The color Carolina Blue was a constant reminder of his devotion whether it was his clothing, his cars over the years, carpet in his home or his golf equipment. He loved to attend basketball and football games with his family where he would loudly cheer “Go Heels”! He created great memories over the many years at football games that he shared with his wife, children and grandchildren.
     Clyde met Marcia Herring after college and they were married in Snow Hill, North Carolina on December 10, 1966. After their wedding, they lived in Charlotte, North Carolina where Clyde worked at an accounting firm, later joining Delmar as their Assistant Controller. In 1970, Clyde was presented with an opportunity to join Carolina Canners as their Controller, and they moved to Cheraw, South Carolina where they built their family home. Soon after the move, they had their first son, Clyde (Landon) Cobb, Jr., in 1971. They later welcomed a second son, Cameron Patrick Cobb, in 1972. Clyde worked for Carolina Canners for 35 years, eventually attaining the role of Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer. When Clyde joined Carolina Canners, he not only joined a great company but also a great family. He developed lifelong friends while working there. All of the families and children of his co-workers grew up together attending annual holiday parties and family days, always with a large supply of Pepsi to enjoy!
     Clyde shared his passion of the outdoors with his children, especially fishing and camping. Many trips were taken in a pop-up camper during their childhood, with Marcia patiently supporting him. He was also always present to watch his children play sporting events. He developed his passion for golf in his forties when his son, Landon, expressed interest in learning how to play the sport. They learned it together, and it became an activity they shared together for decades. Later, Cameron learned to play which added to the enjoyment of this sport with his family.
     Clyde was preceded in death by his older brother, Bill Cobb, and younger brother, Jack Cobb. In addition to his wife of 54 years, Marcia, and sons, Landon and Cameron, Clyde’s life will be forever cherished by his older sisters Geraldine Hullender of Atlanta, Georgia and Marie Ling of Englewood, Florida; his daughter-in-law Annette Green Cobb (Landon) and grandchildren Preston, Chandler and Ella Cobb of Marietta, Georgia; his daughter-in-law Natasha Nix Cobb (Cameron) and grandchildren Patrick and Sydney Cobb of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     In the last several years, though his health was compromised after being diagnosed with dementia and Parkinson’s disease, Clyde remained strong of mind and spirit. Marcia was a devoted wife and supported him daily, which was especially difficult in the last years of his life as his condition worsened.
     A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home followed by a private graveside burial service at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, South Carolina.
     In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or a charity of your choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • November 10, 2021.


Sam ‘Buck Sam’ Daniel

Funeral services for Mr. Sam Daniel of Waldorf, Maryland were held Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Morris Funeral Cottage Chapel in Cheraw. Services of Committal and Interment followed at the Fisher Hill Community Cemetery on Berry Lane in Cheraw. Mr. Daniel died on Tuesday, October 12th at his home in Maryland at the age of 94.
     Mr. Daniel was born on February 28, 1927, in Bennettsville, SC to the late Andreunora Harris-Daniel and Wiley Daniel. Mr. Daniel was converted at an early age and attended Beaver Dam Baptist Church. He was educated in the Marlboro and Chesterfield County school systems. He had a passion for eighteen-wheeler trucks and drove for Cheraw Brick Works, Brasington Brick Yard and Furr Sand and Gravel Company until he retired.
     Known as “Buck Sam” by many locally, Sam loved music and playing the guitar by ear. The first song he played was “I’ll Fly Away”-and he played it well- even though he never took music lessons. He enjoyed many different genres of music especially listening to Sunday morning spirituals. His favorite artists were Dick Taylor, The Five Blind Boys, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and Howling Wolf. He also told magical stories, danced, joked, gave riddles and watched western movies.
     “Buck Sam” lived by his motto “We are good people but we are not perfect”. He and his wife Thelma B. Daniels recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on February 10, 2021. Three of his children; James, Jose, and Bobby Daniels and grandson Freddie V. Thomas preceded him in death.
     Mr. Sam “Buck Sam” Daniel is survived by his loving wife Thelma and eight children: Samuel, David, and Zanetta Daniels and Holly Funderburk all of Tallahassee, FL; Andrea Thomas (Freddie) Laurel Hill, NC; Cynthia Daniels, Clinton, MD; Rodney Daniels, Oxon Hill, MD and Shirley E. Daniels, Brooklyn, NY; a host of grandchildren, great-grand and great-great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
     Morris Funeral Cottage of Cheraw was entrusted to serve the Daniel family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • November 10, 2021.


Bonnie Jordan Lindsey

Mrs. Bonnie Jordan Lindsey, age 72, entered into rest peacefully on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 6, 2021 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Scott Gibson and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Mt. Croghan Memorial  Park. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, November 5, 2021 at the funeral home.
     Mrs. Lindsey was born July 24, 1949 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Clarence and Mamie Jordan. She was a retired employee of Highland Industries with over 47 years of service. Mrs. Lindsey was a faithful member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Pageland, where she enjoyed singing for the Lord as long as she was able. Bonnie also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially cooking and baking for them, shopping at Hamrick’s, and finding deals at yard sales.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lindsey was also preceded in death by sisters, Gertrude Plyler, Onie Mae Jenkins, Katie Atkinson, and Aileen Jordan; and brothers, Perry, Burtis, and Beecher Jordan.
     Survivors include her loving husband of 56 years, John E. “Johnny” Lindsey of the home; sons, Timmy (Donna) Lindsey of Ruby, SC, Wayne (Crystal) Lindsey of Cheraw, SC, and Kenneth (Cindy) Lindsey of Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Samantha (Dustin) Ricketts of Mt. Croghan, SC; grandchildren, Justin Lindsey of Jefferson, SC, Kerri (Matt) Davis of Chesterfield, SC, Anna (Stacy) McManus of Pageland, SC, Kayla (Chris) Thompson of Rockingham, NC, Jordan Ricketts, and Nathan Ricketts both of Mt. Croghan, SC; great grandchildren, Ava McManus, Brantlee McManus, Christian Thompson, Lily Thompson, Sawyer Lindsey, and Davis Lindsey; sister, Emma Jean Melton of Pageland, SC; brother, Gurney Jordan of Pageland, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     The family would like to extend a special thanks to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, especially her primary nurse, Beverly Vaughn, for the exceptional love and care shown to Mrs. Bonnie and their family.
     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lindsey family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • November 10, 2021.


Allene H. Quick

Allene H. Quick, 87, died Thursday, October 28, 2021.
     The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday, October 30, 2021 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 31, 2021 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, S C.
     Burial followed in the church cemetery. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • November 10, 2021.

 

Phoenix Alexander Bunting
Maverick Axel Bunting

CHERAW – Phoenix Alexander Bunting and Maverick Axel Bunting, entered into heavenly peace, Wednesday, November 10, 2021. They were the infant (twin) sons of Justin and Ashley “Butler” Bunting of Chesterfield, SC.
     A graveside service was held 11:00 am, Monday, November 15, 2021 at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service.
     Surviving are their parents listed above, siblings, Aden Bunting and Emma Bunting, paternal grandparents, Charles and Sherry Bunting, maternal grandparents, Jerry and Charlotte Butler, paternal great grandparents, Lonnie and Margie Sweatt of Chesterfield, SC, Henry White of Cheraw, SC, maternal great grandparent, Joan Gainey of McCall, SC, paternal great great grandparent, Louella Rivers of Cheraw, SC, also surviving are aunts, uncles and several cousins.
     Your love, prayers and support for this family, have and will be greatly appreciated. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • November 17, 2021.

 

Shirley Ann Goodwin
COLUMBIA – Shirley Ann Goodwin, 84, went home to be with the Lord on November 6, 2021. She was the daughter of Arrita Shaw and Elwood Wilkes.
     Funeral Services were held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A visitation was held from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial was held at 9:00 a.m. Friday, November 12, 2021 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.
     Shirley will be remembered for her sweet demeanor, contagious laugh and giving heart. She had a natural green thumb and loved the solace that she found tending to her flowers and garden. Being a dedicated military wife allowed her to enjoy her love of entertaining family and friends.
     She is survived by her husband, Henry F. Goodwin, Jr., two daughters, Ginger Schuman, Sandra Morgan (Tony), grandson, Jason Sheffield (Heather), granddaughter, Megan Morgan, great-granddaughter, Makenzie Sheffield, sister, Barbara Atkins (Junior), brother, Jerry Wilkes (Sandra) and many nieces and nephews. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • November 17, 2021.

Lillian Hodge Phelps
WALLACE – Lillian Hodge Phelps, 83, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021. She was born on January 10, 1938, in Chesterfield, SC.
     Mrs. Phelps was a daughter of the late Pearly Hodge and Carrie Hodge. She and her husband, Rhodes Phelps, were married 53 years. She was a former supervisor at Pine Plains manufacturing in Cheraw, SC and later took on a head supervisor position in upper management with Skyline manufacturing in Cheraw, SC. Mrs. Phelps was a faithful member of the Church of the Nazarene in Bennettsville, SC of which she has been a member for many years.
     Mrs. Phelp was a faithful Christian who loved the Lord and her church family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed doing cross word puzzles and spending time with her family. Mrs. Phelps was always the first to check to see how someone was doing and never left the house without a treat for the grandchildren. She enjoyed watching them grow and would send cards through the mail to celebrate holidays and their achievements.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Phelps was also preceded in death by her brother, Carlton Hodge and her sisters, Shirley Alexson and Pauline Spells.
     Mrs. Phelps leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 53 years, Rhodes Phelps of Wallace, SC; her children, Michael James of Wallace, SC; Betty (Ricky) Rummage of Wallace, SC; and Bobbie (Phillip) McElveen of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Wyatt Rummage of Wallace, SC; Amy Driggers of Wallace, SC; Jacob McElveen of Cheraw, SC; and Kimberly (Justin) Robertson of Cheraw, SC; and a great grandchild Gareth Robertson of Cheraw, SC.
     A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.
     On behalf of the family of Lillian Phelps, we would like to thank you for your presence here today. Your presence shows the love and concern that you have for this family. She was greatly loved and she will be greatly missed. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • November 17, 2021.


Paul Donnie Sweatt

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Paul Donnie Sweatt, age 91, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Funeral services were held 12:00 PM Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Alisha Hansen and Rev. Max White. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.
     Mr. Sweatt was born December 14,1929 in Saxapahaw, NC a son of the late Raleigh Newton and Ruby Smart Sweatt. He was a graduate of Landis High School, as well as North Carolina State University. Paul was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired employee of Bo-Buck Mills with 27 years of service. Mr. Sweatt was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, and also enjoyed playing golf, and working in his shop.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Sweatt was preceded in death by six siblings.
     Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Shirley Sweatt of the home; children: Roger (Kathy) Sweatt of Myrtle Beach, SC, David (Connie) Sweatt, and Carol Ann Sweatt of both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren: Hanna (Tyler) Mahaffey Mary Kathryn (Daniel) Smith, Brooke (Jeremy) Mills, Mary Elizabeth (Max) White, Sara Hochhalter, Caroline (Austin) Brezeale, Emily Sweatt, Olivia Sweatt, and Abigail Sweatt; great-grandchildren: Emma, Isaiah, Fuller, and Hayes; and sister, Joyce K. Sweatt of Puerto Rico.
     Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, 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 Sweatt family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • November 17, 2021.

 

Geoffrey R. Griffin
Mr. Geoffrey R. Griffin, age 35, entered into rest on Tuesday, November 17, 2021. A Celebration of Life Service will be 4:00 PM Sunday, November 28, 2021 at St. David’s Church in Cheraw, SC by Reverend Mary Ellen Doran with inurnment to follow in the Old St. David’s Cemetery. The family will greet friends inside the historic Old St. David’s Church immediately following the committal service.
     Mr. Griffin was born January 24, 1986 in Cheraw, SC, a son of Claudia Griffin-Brown and the late Benjamin Randolph Griffin. Geoffrey worked as a facilities quality auditor at McEntire Foods in Columbia. He was a 2004 graduate of Cheraw High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wofford College in 2008. Geoffrey was also an avid USC Gamecocks fan.
     In addition to his father, Mr. Griffin was also preceded in death by a paternal aunt and uncle, Gloria & Bill Luckey; and cousin, Will Lucke.  Survivors include his daughter, Saiya Lu Griffin and her mother and Geoffey’s wife, Chi Griffin of Centreville, VA; mother, Claudia (Brian) Griffin Brown of Cheraw, SC; sisters, Eliza Griffin and Emily Griffin; step-sisters, Tara (Jason) Garrick, and Shana Lane; paternal aunts and uncles, Lynette Gershon, and Raymond W. (Tom) Griffin; maternal aunts and uncles; Cathie (Jerry) Lewis, and Claude L. “Buddy” (Diane) Burr;
cousins, Beth (Greg) McCoy, Jeff (Karina) Luckey, Alex Gershon, Katie Gershon, Clayton Lewis, and Tina (Brian) Hodge; in addition to his entire work family at McEntire Foods.
     In lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to St. David’s Church, 420 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to Sharing Hope SC, 3950 Faber Place Drive, Ste. 400, North Charleston, SC 29405. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • November 24, 2021.

Harrison J. Hutchinson Jr.
CHERAW – Harrison J. Hutchinson, Jr., entered into rest on Sunday, November 14, 2021. Born, April 28, 1947, in Hartsville, SC, he was a son of the late Harrison J., Sr. and Irene Webb Hutchinson. He was a Disabled Veteran of the US Army, serving his country proudly during the Vietnam Era as a helicopter mechanic.
      Harrison enjoyed motorcycle riding, mechanical work, and gardening. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather who will always be remembered as a hardworking provider who loved his family. He was a graduate of Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College. He was a faithful member of Westside Baptist Church for more than 28 years, holding many positions to include, Sunday School Superintendent, class president, and a very dedicated cook of the Westside Baptist Men’s monthly breakfast.
     He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Joyce Lane Hutchinson of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Bridgit (Barry) McLeod of Cheraw, SC, stepdaughters, Joy Danyale (Arthur) Bethea, and Winifred Dawn (Robert) Legette, an adopted sister, Cheryl (David) Watkins, brothers, Donald (Nancy) Hutchinson and Murrell (Judy) Hutchinson, both of Wallace, SC; grandchildren, Landon (Allison) McLeod, Zachary McLeod, Holden McLeod, Sierra Moore, Ryan Moore, Deanna (Ben) Tedder and Matthew (Madison) Owens; and great-grandchildren, Zayne McMurry, Raelynn Owens and McKinsey Owens.
     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above. The family received friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at Westside Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC.
     A memorial service was held 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at Westside Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC. Inurnment followed at 1:00 p.m. at the Florence National Cemetery in Florence, SC.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to: Westside Baptist Church, PO Box 1417, Cheraw, SC, 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • November 24, 2021.


Cecil Parker Kirkley
PAGELAND – Mr. Cecil Parker Kirkley, age 81, entered into rest on Friday, November 19, 2021. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Providence Baptist Church by Reverends Dr. Lindsey Powell and Dr. Roger Wall with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday, November 22, 2021 in the sanctuary of Providence Baptist Church.
     Mr. Kirkley was born February 16, 1940 in Pageland, SC a son of the late Snyder Parker and Jeanette Evans Kirkley. He was a retired employee of Pageland Screen Printers and a former employee of Springs Industries. A faithful member of Providence Baptist Church, Cecil served as a former Deacon, member of the Finance Committee, and enjoyed singing in the adult choir for many years. He was an avid sports enthusiast and was a loyal Clemson Tigers fan, a long-time supporter of the Central Eagles Athletic Department, and was known to occasionally wear a Los Angeles Dodgers cap. His favorite pastime was mowing grass all over the neighborhood.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Kirkley was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Kirkley Moore; and his brother-in-law, Stanley Catoe.
     Survivors include his wife, Aileen J. Kirkley of the home; children, Kim Kirkley (Garry) Hines of Wilmington, NC, Karla Kirkley (Sammy Funderburk) Broome of Pageland, SC, and Kevin Parker (Samantha) Kirkley of Fort Mill, SC; step-son, Scott (Rose) Jenkins of Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Tiffany (Bryan) Faulkenberry of Pageland, SC, Evan Sims of Cheraw, SC, Kirk (Alisha) Sims of Hartsville, SC, Jerrica (Taylor) Phiefer of Pageland, SC, Jason Hines, Jamie Hines (Wes) Dodson, and Joshua Hines all of Wilmington, NC, Taylor (Rae) Broome of Simpsonville, SC, and Lucas Broome of Pageland, SC; great grandchildren, Landon, Brantley, Trent, Dawson, Paetyn, Arbor, Charlie, Harper, Cameron, and Parker; sister, Delores Kirkley Catoe of the Middendorf community; niece, Julie Catoe (John) Sims of Chesterfield, SC, and their children, Lea, Caden, and Parker.
     Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Rd, Pageland, SC 29728.  Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Kirkley family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • November 24, 2021.

Jimmy Louis Wright
JEFFERSON – Reverend Jimmy Louis Wright, 66, died Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Funeral services were held, Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 3PM from the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born August 9, 1955 in Pageland, SC to the late William and Faralee Louallen Wright. Survivors: his daughter: Lakischa Wright; siblings: Betty Robinson, Bobby Wright (Dorothy), Curtis Wright (Mildred), Roger Wright (Yolanda), all of Jefferson, SC; Frankie Wright (Vivian), Don Wright (Sherry), Ann Johnson (Calvin), Terry Wright all of Pageland, SC; Franklin Wright, of Monroe, NC; and Peaches Wright of Charlotte, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • November 24, 2021.

Sharon Shaw Caulder
Mrs. Sharon Shaw Caulder, 57, of Chesterfield, SC, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, November 25, 2021, with her furbaby Bo lying by her side. A Celebration of Life Service will be 4:00 PM Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Keith Mincey. The family will greet friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Due to COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please continue social distancing and face coverings are strongly encouraged.
     Sharon Lee Shaw was born on February 4, 1964 to Gene and Merilyn Shaw in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. “Shar Bear” adored her father, Gene. A 1981 graduate of Chesterfield High School, Sharon met by-chance her husband Derick while working from a ladder for her father’s cleaning business; she fell hard for him. After several moves, the two settled in Chesterfield, SC where they had 3 children: Christopher, Courtney, and Nicholas. They were the light of her life. Sharon completed her Bachelor’s degree in sociology at Coker College and worked for a number of years in social work.
     Sharon was a lifelong lover of all music – from David Cassidy to Darius Rucker. It was a rare occurrence that she didn’t have some sort of music playing in the background. She loved animals (dogs in particular) and wanted to adopt every dog she saw, evidenced by the fact that she nearly did so. Her dogs Ally, Bo, Booger, Choco, and Tigger brought her so much joy and comfort.
     While Sharon battled addiction and depression for several years late in her life, she never let go of hope that she would overcome her illness. Her personal mission was to help others understand and work through addiction, to recognize that it is a disease, and to understand that it does not define who you are; she was so much more than her addiction. The memory of her as a loving wife, a caring mother and grandmother, and a selfless friend will never be forgotten. Our broken hearts will forever feel the loss and emptiness of her absence, but will relish the knowledge that she is finally at peace.
     Sharon is survived by her husband, Derick Caulder; daughter, Courtney (Chris) Roberts; sons Nicholas Caulder (Hope Hartley) and Christopher (Natasha) Caulder; granddaughters Arya Roberts and Madison Caulder; and grandson Liam Caulder.
     She was preceded in death by her parents Gene and Merilyn (Cromer) Shaw and granddaughter Leighton Roberts.
     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 436 Goodale Rd., Chesterfield, SC 29709; (843) 623-3585.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Caulder family.   Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, December 1, 2021.

Helen Wynona Byrd Perdue
FLORENCE – Mrs. Helen Wynona Byrd Perdue, age 80, formerly of Patrick, SC, entered into rest on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Funeral services were 2:00 PM Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church by Rev. Bryan Chapman with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     Mrs. Perdue was born March 26, 1941 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late L.E. and Geneva Clark Byrd. She was a retired seamstress, having worked for over 25 years with Patrick Sportswear and Chesterfield Manufacturing. Mrs. Perdue also drove the school bus for Plainview Elementary for several years. Following her retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at the Chesterfield Historical Society. Wynona was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church where she served as church pianist for many years. Her hobbies included sewing, working with ceramics, working word search puzzles, and reading and studying history.
     In addition to her parents Mrs. Perdue was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Malcolm Byrd, and Darrell Byrd; and 1 sister, Doris Winburn.
     Survivors include her husband, Wyman Eugene Perdue; son, William Luke (Theresa) Perdue of Chesterfield, SC; daughters, Pattie Perdue (Ken) Hudson of Darlington, SC, Gelene Perdue (Michael) Anderson of Effingham, SC; grandchildren, Jacob (MJ) Hudson, Jonathan Hudson, Casey Anderson (Brandon) Taylor, William (Iris) Perdue, Oakley (Kaci) Anderson, and Victoria Perdue (Matthew) Phelan; great – grandchildren, Woods Taylor, Kimber Taylor, John Thomas Anderson, RileyHudson, and Colt Anderson; sister, Betty Lou Parsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Perdue family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, December 1, 2021.

Joyce Ann Christian Quick
CHERAW – Mrs. Joyce Ann Christian Quick, 76, died on Sunday, November 21, 2021. Born, November 12, 1945 in Christian Bend, TN, she was a daughter of the late Reverend Herman and Hazel Bradshaw Christian. Mrs. Quick retired with Duke Energy after many years, as a Budget Analyst. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cheraw where she formally taught the kids Sunday School Class. She was also a former member of the American Business Women’s Association serving a term as the President for the group. Joyce was a very giving person and loved to take care of people. She enjoyed knitting, puzzles, cooking and reading as well as she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Dale Christian and Jack Christian; and her sister, Aubrey Russell. Joyce leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 48 years, Clyde Carson “CC” Quick; a son, Chris Christian and wife, Lori of Tennessee; a daughter, Tammie Quick and husband, Kevin Gregson of Fuquay-Varina, NC; a sister, Sandra Bartley and husband, Archie of Springfield, VA; grandchildren, Maxwell Gregson, Corinne Gregson, Felicia Christian, and Alex Christian; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
     A service will be held at a later date in Tennessee. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, December 1, 2021.

John Wallace Rainwater
WALLACE – Mr. John Wallace Rainwater, 76, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Born, August 28, 1945, in Marlboro County, SC, he was a sonof the late Wallace George and Thelma Quick Rainwater. John was a hardworking man who loved to hunt, fish, and spend time outdoors.
     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Rainwater and a brother-in-law, Wayne Perhealth.
     John leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Joyce Williams Rainwater of the home; sons, John Rainwater, Jr and wife, Wendy of Wallace, SC and Joe Rainwater and wife Amy of Wallace, SC; a step-daughter, Tammy Henkle and husband, Keary of Hamlet, NC; a brother, Richard Wayne Rainwater and wife, Ann of Wallace, SC; sisters, Carolyn Perhealth of Wallace, SC, and Jeanette Sinclair and husband, Richard of Hamlet, NC; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
     The family received friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church in Wallace, SC.  A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church in Wallace, SC. Burial followed at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Wallace, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, December 1, 2021.

Esther Jordan Baker
RUBY – Mrs. Esther Jordan Baker, age 98, entered into rest on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Friday, December 3, 2021 at Ruby Baptist Church by Pastor Ronald Thurman with entombment to follow in the Greenlawn Park Mausoleum of Pageland. The family greeted friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM Friday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church. The funeral service was streamed live on the Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Facebook page.
     Mrs. Baker was born April 9, 1923 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Lonnie F. Jordan and Gabriel Purvis Jordan. She was the owner and operator of Baker’s Beauty Shop in Ruby, SC and a faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church, where she worked in the PreSchool Department for many years. Esther enjoyed crafting, working in her yards, and gathering pecans for family and friends.
     Mrs. Baker was the widow of the late N. Burris Baker, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by 7 brothers and 5 sisters.
     She is survived by her family of the heart, Mike, Dana, Trent, and Chris; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff and administration of Cheraw Healthcare who had been family to Mrs. Baker the past 12 years; also, the staff of McLeod Health of Cheraw, and McLeod Hospice for the excellent love and care shown to Mrs. Baker and her family.
     Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Baker family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 8, 2021.

Robert Bennett
CHESTERFIELD – Robert Bennett, 69, died Thursday, November 25, 2021. Graveside services were held Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 11AM from the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born October 27, 1952, to Cye and Annie Lee Little Bennett in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: his parents, Cye Bennett and Annie Little-Bennett, brothers, Wallace Bennett (Clarice), Cye Bennett Jr. (Mary), all of Chesterfield, SC, and Randy Bennett (Shinette) of Newport News, VA; sisters, Willa Bennett Ratliff, Marcilla Bennett-Wallace both of Chesterfield, SC, and Jacqueline Bennett-Hudson (Robert) of Fayetteville, NC; brother-in-law, Leroy McCoy, Chesterfield, SC. Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield rendered services. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 8, 2021.

Brian Francis Burch
CHERAW – Mr. Brian Francis Burch, 71, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Born, January 22, 1950, in Bennettsville, SC, he was a son of Alma Jeanette Graham Burch and the late Belvin O’Hara Burch.
     Brian joined the U.S. Air Force following High School and served in Vietnam. While there, he was assigned to the secret 20th Special Operations/Military Assistant Command Vietnam Studies and Operations Group (MAC-V SOG). He loved his country and was a proud veteran, although his service adversely affected many areas of his life and health. When he returned from Vietnam, Brian attended and graduated from Chesterfield Marlboro Technical College with degrees in heating/air conditioning and Electronics. He taught evening courses in electronics at CMTC for many years in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Brian worked at INA (Schaeffler) for 23 years, where he began as an electrician and worked his way up to Senior Electronics Engineer in the Automation Department. Brian completed his work and career at Richmond Senior High School as a teacher of computer electronics technology. He received national recognition for some of his course designs and was named a Pee Dee Electric Bright Star Teacher. Brian is also the holder of two U.S. Patents.
     Brian had a passion for the Bible and prophesy. Before his health declined, he enjoyed golfing and fishing. Brian was an avid learner and loved cuttingedge technology. He always had a project and enjoyed helping others. His life-long fascination with helicopters led him to become a drone pilot.
     He was preceded in death by his father, Belvin O’Hara Burch. Brian leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 47 years, Dana Assef Burch of the home; a son, Graham L. Burch of Cheraw, SC, his mother, Alma Jeanette Graham Burch; a brother, Michael Burch; a brother-in-law, Leland Assef; two nieces, one nephew, and numerous furry companions.
     A graveside memorial service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Old Saint David’s Cemetery in Cheraw, SC.
     The Burch family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at McLeod Health Cheraw, Florence VA Clinic, and WJBDorn VA Specialty
Clinics of Columbia, SC.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please make a donation to a Charity of your choice in Brian’s name. Two of Brian’s favorite charities were The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and the ASPCA. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 8, 2021.

Kaushal Victor Clifford
FORT WAYNE, IN – Kaushal Victor Clifford, 71, died on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Graveside services were held Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 12PM from St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. He was born December 30, 1949 in Sitapur, India, the son of Victor Wellington Clifford and Nora Rose Clifford. Surviviors: his wife, Judy Clifford; children, Jyotin & Charu Clifford, Barry & Kezia D’Souza; grandchild, Josie Clifford; sisters, Kamal Nath and Preeti Joseph; brother, inlaw, Sushil Usman. Flemming Funerals-Cheraw rendered services. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 8, 2021.

Vivian Juanita Gathings
WALLACE – Vivian Juanita Gathings, 79, died Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Born in Wallace, NC she was the daughter of the late Buddy and Phoebe Hatcher Brigman and lovingly raised by the late Jerry and Mary Broome Hatcher. She was a member of Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC and the Ladies Auxiliary of the church. She enjoyed baking and most of all spending time with her family.
     Surviving is her husband Mickey Gathings of Wallace, SC, daughters, Michelle (Alan) Fuller of Ellerbe, NC, Amy (Joe) Rainwater of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Tyler (Jessica)Graves, Kylie Rainwater, a great grandchild, Jayda Graves, sisters, Betty Knox of Archdale, NC, Cathy McLain of Wallace, SC.
     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, brothers, Buck Brigman, Mickey Brigman, sisters, Darlene Lovelace and Fran Mabe.
     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Memorials to; American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520 Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 8, 2021.

Lula Mae Gaskins
JEFFERSON – Lula Mae Gaskins, 88, died on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Graveside services were held Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 1:30PM from the Mt. Elon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was born December 3, 1932, in Pageland, SC to the late Sally Lockhart Robinson and James Moore. Survivors: her husband, James C. Gaskins; a daughter, Shervy Chevelle Stover, Effingham, SC; two grandchilddren, Courtney S. Swinton (Brandon), Florence, SC, and Demarcus Stover (Kayla), Cassatt, SC; seven great grandchildren; niece, Robin Lockhart Clyburn, Pageland, SC; three brothers, Larry Robinson (Bobbie Joe), Adam Robinson (Gwen), and George Robinson (Lillian) all of Marion, SC; a sister, Lela Mae Hemmingway, Marion, SC, three sisters-in-law, Alice Gaskins, Pageland, SC, Paulette Gaskins of NJ, and Demetri Gaskins of NJ. Flemming Funerals-Pageland rendered services. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 8, 2021.

Annie Jean Wright Johnson
PAGELAND – Annie Jean Wright Johnson, 68, died Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Funeral services were held, Friday, December 3, 2021, at 3PM from the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born June 10, 1953, in Chesterfield, SC to the late William and Faralee Louallen Wright. Survivors: husband, Calvin Johnson; daughters, Shanethia (Keith) Hamilton, Chesterfield, SC, Nicole Johnson, Pageland, SC and LaShanda (DeWitt) Huntley, Jefferson, SC; bonus children, Robin Wright, Fort Lawn, SC, Andrea Kennington, Okinawa, Japan and Chase Wright, Charlotte, NC; godson, Desmond Wright, Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Keiondra, Kaegan, Ayden, Keith, Jr., Braylin, Ky’lan, Bryson; siblings, Betty Robinson, Bobby (Dorothy) Wright, Curtis (Mildred) Wright, Roger (Yolanda) Wright, all of Jefferson, SC, Frankie (Vivian) Wright, Don (Sherry) Wright), Terry Wright all of Pageland, SC, Gail Wright, Jefferson, SC, Ben Wright, Pageland, SC, Franklin (Ana) Wright, Monroe, North Carolina and Peaches Wright, Charlotte, NC. Flemming Funerals-Pageland rendered services. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 8, 2021.

Mary Ann Sowell Knotts
PAGELAND – Mary Ann Sowell Knotts, 54, died on Sunday, November 21, 2021. Funeral service was held Sunday, November 28, 2021, at 3PM from the Flemming Funeral-Pageland Chapel, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Florence National Cemetery, Florence, SC. She was born August 7, 1967, in Chesterfield, SC to the late Johnnie and Sara Ann Melton Sowell. Survivors: husband , Lemuel J. Knotts; daughter, Josephine S. Moore (Oscar), Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Rebekkah Sowell-Burch (Thomas), Ruby, SC and Phyllis McBride (Charles), Pageland, SC; brothers, Jonas Sowell and John T. Sowell, Pageland, SC; grandsons, Jarvis J. Sowell, Rock Hill, SC and Ja’Varee Sowell, Lancaster, SC; great granddaughters, Kaydence Sowell, Rock Hill, SC and Ja’Varia Sowell, Lancaster, SC; aunt, Goldie Fitzhugh, Philadelphia, PA; uncle, John Mack, Durham, NC. Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield rendered services. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 8, 2021.

William Larry McQuage
WALLACE – William Larry McQuage, 68, died Friday, December 3, 2021. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of the late Willie Lonnie McQuage and Ida May Clark McQuage. He had been a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. He was a graduate of Wallace High School and was in the Beta Club. He enjoyed baseball and basketball.
     Surviving are his brothers, Johnny (Mary) McQuage of Cheraw, SC, Bill Joe (Patricia) McQuage of Wallace, SC, sisters, Eva Hewitt of Cheraw, SC, and Linda Sue Starling of Cheraw, SC. Preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother Jerry Clark McQuage.
     A graveside service was held 11:00 am, Monday, December 6, 2021 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC. The family received friends following the service. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 8, 2021.

Kathy Polson
CHESTERFIELD – Miss Kathy Polson, age 70, entered into rest on Friday, December 3, 2021 at McLeod Hospice House with her family by her side. Graveside services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, December 6, 2021 at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery by Pastor Mark Phillips. The family received friends from 2:00 – 3:30 PM Monday prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home of Wilson & Linda Polson.
     Miss Polson was born March 21, 1951 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Wilson R. Polson and Nealie Brown Polson McLain. She enjoyed attending Pine Grove Baptist Church with her family. A lady who was small in stature, Kathy was a giant of lady in love and personality. She was always willing to give and hug and her smile could brighten the darkest room. She enjoyed watching television, (especially “cowboy” movies) drinking several cups of coffee a day, and adding to her large shoe collection.
     In addition to her parents, Kathy was also preceded in death by her sisters, Bonnie Jean Gibson, and Peggy P. Wallace; brothers, Billy R. Polson and Jerald W. Polson; and niece, Janet Jordan.
     Survivors include her brother, Wilson (Linda) Polson of Chesterfield, SC, and their children, Tim (Rebecca) Polson of Chesterfield, SC, and Tommy (Lisa) Polson of Ruby, SC; brother-in-law, Jimmy (Sheila) Gibson of Cheraw, SC; and nieces and nephews, Ricky Wallace, Regina Craven, Odessa Robinson, Marie Tucker, Hope Blue, Jamie Polson, BJ Polson, Heath Gibson, Jerald Polson, and Chris Polson.
     The family would like to express their appreciation to the caring staff of McLeod Hospice House for the extraordinary love and care shown to Kathy and their family.
     Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to the McLeod Hospice House, P. O. Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29502.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Polson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 8, 2021.

Marie Sullivan
PAGELAND – Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Sullivan, age 72, were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Bethlehem Baptist Church by Pastor Don Rhyne and Pastor Wesley Webb with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the church.
     Mrs. Marie Sullivan, age 72, was born on September 13, 1949 in Woodlawn, VA the daughter of the late Roy and Gladys Hall Cruise. After graduating high school, Marie went on to cosmetology school. In 1984, she married her devoted husband, Richard Sullivan, and moved to Pageland, SC. She was employed at Pageland Screen Printers and later became the custodian for various community businesses. She mostly enjoyed cleaning the post offices of Pageland and Jefferson, where she met many friends. If the opportunity arose, she would get your name and address to add you to her mailing list.
     Marie had a ministry of greeting cards. She included a special quote or Bible verse inside each one. Before mailing them, each envelope would be decorated with stickers. Her cards brightened the mail man’s day as well. She became known as the “The Card Lady.”
     Marie trusted the Lord as her Savior and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. We are grateful for every year the Lord gave us with her in His mercy. God gave her grace to persevere after brain tumor surgery and radiation in 2006. Then she continued to press forward after being diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in 2017.
     Marie loved her husband of 37 years, Richard, who made her laugh. They enjoyed picnics in the parking lot. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, especially on pizza night. She will be greatly missed and dearly remembered as a faithful wife, precious mother, and loving maw-maw.
     Marie was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Alta Vaughn; brother, Edward Cruise; and granddaughter, Lacee Sullivan.
     Survivors include her husband, Richard Sullivan, of the home; daughters, Vonda (Rodney) Clark, and Sherri (Robin) Owens; son, Todd (Tammy) Sullivan; grandchildren, Kayla Clark, Stephen Clark, Amanda Clark, Christopher Owens, Cody (Amber) Owens, Levi (Pauline) Dixon, Josh (Lindsey) Dixon, Ty Dixon, and Jenna Sullivan.
     The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to hospice nurse, Beverly Vaughn, and the entire staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for the extraordinary love and care shown to Mrs. Sullivan and their family.
     Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 5732 Peach Orchard Road, Pageland, SC 29728.
     This tribute was written by Mrs. Sullivan’s family who wishes to honor her beautiful life by sharing a special verse: “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” ~ Proverbs 31:28
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sullivan family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 11 • December 8, 2021.

Delores Kirkley Catoe
MIDDENDORF COMMUNITY – Mrs. Delores Kirkley Catoe, age 77, entered into rest on Friday, December 10, 2021 at her home with her daughter by her side. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, December 13, 2021 at Middendorf Baptist Church by Pastor Beau Boyle and Rev. Don Rhyne with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Sunday, December 12, 2021 at the home.
     Mrs. Catoe was born October 17, 1944 in Jefferson, SC a daughter of the late Snyder Parker and Jeanette Evans Kirkley. She was a retired employee of McLeod Farms and a faithful member of Middendorf Baptist Church, where she served on the building and grounds committee for many years. A beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Delores would quickly let you know her grandchildren were the apple of her eye.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Catoe was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Stanley Catoe; brother, Cecil Parker Kirkley; and niece, Kathy Kirkley Moore.
     Survivors include her daughter, Julie Catoe (John) Sims of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Lea Evan Sims, Caden Stanley Sims, and Parker James Sims; sister-in-law, Aileen J. Kirkley of Pageland, SC; step-son, John Robert Catoe; best friend & sister of the heart, Debra Holley; in addition to her beloved Catoe family, who is too large to name.
     Memorials may be made to Middendorf Baptist Church, 2202 Middendorf Church Rd, Hartsville, SC 29550 or to Regency SouthernCare Hospice, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Catoe family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • December 15, 2021

Gloria Jean Cohick
Gloria Jean Cohick of Jefferson, SC born on March 24, 1943 went to be with Jesus on Wednesday December 1, 2021. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her mother Eleanor (Her/She) Zurgulis (Brody) and is survived by her three children Todd (Karen) Cohick of Jefferson, SC, Michael Cohick of Land ‘O Lakes FL and Charlene Cohick of Wesley Chapel FL along with her six grandson’s Benjamin, Adam, Noah, Jamison, Jacob and Tavion. She loved to crochet blankets and complete word search puzzles in her free time. She was born in Rochester, NY and worked at Strong Memorial Hospital, Eastman Kodak and General Motors. She moved to Jefferson, SC from Henrietta, NY in April 2001 and became a member of 1st Baptist Church of Jefferson, she accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior while attending church and enjoying Sunday school. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • December 15, 2021.

Bobbie Lucille McLain
CHERAW – Mrs. Bobbie Lucille McLain, 80, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021. Born, December 8,1941 in McCullough, AL she was a daughter of the late Mack and Mattie Lou Macks Flowers. Bobbie was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC where she sang in the choir and was a former treasurer. She loved her family and friends dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. She also loved planting flowers and gardening and loved her grand dogs.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Hurston Flowers, Edward Flowers, Winford Flowers, and Gary Flowers.
     Bobbie leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Randall Wade McLain and wife, Rachael of Lugoff, SC; her daughter, Sherry Hedrick of Wilmington, NC; a brother, Aubrey Flowers of Wake Forest, NC; sisters, Hazel Mitchell and husband, Jack of Walnut Hill, FL, and Eulene Coleman of Atmore, AL; and her former husband and friend, Leonard McLain of Cheraw, SC.
     The family received friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2021, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at Westside Baptist Church in Cheraw. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • December 15, 2021

Enoch ‘June’ O’Neal Jr.
PATRICK – Mr. Enoch “June” O’Neal, Jr., age 84, entered into rest on Monday, December 6, 2021 at his home. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Brown Springs Baptist Church by Pastor Donnie Faulkenbury and Rev. Jerry Gainey with burial following in the Griggs – O’Neal Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home of Emily Sellers in Patrick, SC.
     Mr. O’Neal was born September 22, 1937 in Darlington County, SC a son of the late Enoch and Lula Mae O’Neal. He was a retired employee of Wade Manufacturing and a member of Brown Springs Baptist Church.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. June was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Tolson O’Neal; brothers, Sandy Rivers Weatherford, and William C. O’Neal; sister-in-law, Dorothy Smith Weatherford; step-son, Marion Tolson; nephews, William Junior O’Neal, and Samuel O’Neal, Jr.; and companion, Lena Mae Tolson.
     Survivors include his brother, Sammy Weatherford of Patrick, SC; step-daughter, Cathy (Rev. Jerry) Gainey of Patrick, SC; numerous nieces and nephews including, Carol (Kathy) O’Neal, David (Robbie) O’Neal, Emily Sellers, Sarah Charlton, Patricia Gainey, and Julia Morton.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the O’Neal family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • December 15, 2021.

Prentiss Odom
CAMERON, N.C. – Prentiss Odom, age 71, of Cameron, NC, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at his home with his family by his side.
     He was born in Marlboro County, SC on September 23, 1950 to the late E.H. Odom and Ina Mae Walters Odom.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Patsy Thomas and Linda Manor. Mr. Odom was a truck driver for Maxway then
owned and operated his own trucking company. Following his trucking career, he owned and operated the Go Country Mart in Johnsonville.
      He is survived by his wife, of 51 years, JoAnn Wooten Odom; daughter Becky Odom Miller and husband Tracy of Jackson Springs, NC; grandchildren Logan Miller and Taylor Miller; siblings Sybil Turner (Sammy) of Bennettsville, SC, Bo Odom (May) of Laurinburg, NC, Cecil Odom (Carleen) of Lumberton, NC, Agnes Polson of Cheraw, SC, Gloria Williams of Cheraw, SC, Marilyn Coker (Snook) of Bennettsville, SC, Graylon Odom (Erica) of Bennettsville, SC, and Susie Pace (Ricky) of Cheraw, SC.
     The family received friends Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 246 Flynn McPherson Rd., Cameron, NC 28326. The funeral service followed at 11:00 AM with Pastor Gregg Newton officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
     In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Community Home Care and Hospice of Lillington, 1231 North Main Street, Lillington, NC 27546.
     Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • December 15, 2021

Judy Lynne Quick
WALLACE – Judy Lynne Quick, 63, died on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Born, July 20, 1958, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Stanton Quick, Sr. and the late Alice Grace Keith Quick. Judy was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was an LPN for 40 years at Chesterfield County Memorial Hospital (McLeod Health-Cheraw). She played the piano and loved talking on the phone daily to her friends and church members. She enjoyed watching sports, especially the Carolina Panthers, South Carolina Gamecocks, and the Atlanta Braves. Judy loved her nieces and nephews dearly, never missing a birthday and she also loved to cook.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ricky Steven Quick. Judy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her brothers, Lawrence Stanton Quick, Jr. of Wallace, SC, George Quick of Raleigh, NC, and Donnie Short and wife, Kenya of San Antonio, TX; her sister, Cindy Quick Brooks and husband, Paul of Wallace, SC; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
     A graveside service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the LDS Cemetery in Society Hill, SC. The family received friends following the service.
     The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the LDS Cemetery, PO BOX 497, Society Hill, SC 29593. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • December 15, 2021

Eunice Vaughn Beauchamp
Eunice Vaughn Beauchamp of High Point, North Carolina, graduated into glory in the early morning hours of December 18, 2021. Eunice was born on July 4, 1930, in Chesterfield, SC, to Robert Ellis and Dovie Threadgill Vaughn. Her family moved to High Point when she was a young child. She attended and graduated from High Point High School (now Central). In November 1948, she married Eugene Beauchamp, who proceeded her in death in 2007. Both Eunice and Gene worked for Guilford County, and Eunice had employment within the tax department and the veteran’s administration office.
     After her husband’s passing, she continued forward in the strength of the Lord as a beloved mother and grandmother to her family, seeking first to bring them up within the love and guidance of a Christian influenced home. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and has served as a church pianist for the Lord’s glory at various churches throughout her life. Since February 1999, the last church she served and attended was Friendly Baptist Church, where she had much love for the pastor and people there. She will be missed by those who knew her, but they are blessed to have wonderful memories of the times which were shared, and the lessons which were learned through her Godly life and example.
     She was proceeded in death by four siblings, Lois Vaughn Stroud, Mina Lee Vaughn Brookshire, Howard C. Vaughn Sr. and Robert (Bobby) M. Vaughn.
      She is survived by her children, Marian Ellen and husband Edward Stainback; Lisa Bussard; Rachel and husband David Riggins; Jeffrey Beauchamp and wife Ana; eight grandchildren, Stephanie and Joseph Bussard; Austin and Lauren Riggins; Timothy, Bethany, Samuel and Jonathan Beauchamp; two great-grandchildren, Vintage and Gwendolyn, and many cousins in the High Point area and Chesterfield County.
     Her two life verses from God’s Word were: Psalm 19:14, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer;” and Psalm 23:1 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
     A graveside service by her son, Jeff, was held at Floral Gardens Cemetery in High Point, where she was buried next to her husband. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • December 22, 2021.

Mary Benn Graham
CHERAW/BENNETTSVILLE – Mary Benn Graham passed away Friday, December 17, 2021. She was 85 years old. Born February 16, 1936, in
Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late John Kirker and Catherine Huthison Benn. Mary moved to Cheraw, South Carolina in 1974. She resided there until May of this year when she moved to Bennettsville to receive additional care from her family. Mary was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cheraw and also attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hartsville. She was a retired registered nurse with Sara Lee of Florence, SC. She enjoyed the beach, swimming, water aerobics, gardening, working in her flowers, and watching her hummingbirds. She loved spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.
     Mary was preceded in death by her parents listed above; brother, John Wallace Benn; and sister, Carolyn Benn Hoffman.
     She leaves behind to cherish her memory: son, James Allen Graham of Wallace, SC; daughters, Mary Ellen Graham-Harbage (Dusty) of Rickman, TN, Patricia Anne Graham of York, SC, Bonnie Graham Lewis (Tommy) of Bennettsville, SC, Sandra Jean Leppard (Dr. John) of Blowing Rock, NC, Diane Graham Mitchell (David) of Crossville, TN, and Debbie Graham Hunter (Jeff) of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Jeffrey Chad Lewis, Christopher A. Graham, Tabitha C. Hunter, John A. Leppard, Jr., Mary Alexis Leppard, Haley M. Mitchell, Shawn M. Mitchell, and Dillon M. Mitchell.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 269 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
      Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the family of Mary Benn Graham. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • December 22, 2021.

William G. Lewis
HARTSVILLE – Reverend William G. Lewis, age 79, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 17, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. Funeral services were 11:00 AM Monday, December 20, 2021 at Spring Branch Baptist Church by his pastor, Reverend Buddy Amerson. The committal service followed in the church cemetery officiated by Rev. R.B. Ashley. The family received friends from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other time at the home.
     Reverend Lewis was born March 25, 1942 in Hartsville, SC a son of the late Maxie Brooks and Ruth Isgett Lewis. A selfemployed contractor, he owned and operated William Lewis Builders for many years. Around home, he was affectionately known as “Cotton.” Not long after accepting Christ as his Savior, Bro. William accepted the Lord’s call on his life and was ordained into the Gospel Ministry in 1972. A pastor for over 50 years, Reverend Lewis pastored the following churches: Harris Creek Baptist (Society Hill, SC), Palmetto Baptist (Patrick, SC), Horse Pen Baptist (Gilbert, WV), Calvary Baptist (Ieager, WV), New Hope Baptist (Hartsville, SC), David’s Grove Baptist (Chesterfield, SC), Red Hill Baptist (Bishopville, SC), and was currently serving Wayside Baptist Church of Bishopville, SC.
     Reverend Lewis faithfully served in the local Southern Baptist Associations in each area he pastored. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, and traveling with his family. He was a true family man who loved, supported, and prayed for his family. Of all things that he enjoyed, his passion was preaching Jesus to a lost and dying world and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ to everyone he came in contact with. In his final hours of life, his family heard him fervently praying.
     In addition to his parents, Reverend Lewis was also preceded in death by all of his siblings, James Brooks Lewis, Reverend Lawrence Vernon Lewis, Valerie Ann Dixon, and Jerry “John” Wayne Lewis; sister-in-law, Dorothy Chewning- McLeod; brother-in-law, Bobby Dixon.
     Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Cheryl Crowley Lewis of the home; daughters, Betty Lewis (Rev. Craig) Roscoe of Cheraw, SC, Jean Lewis (Doug) Compton, Sr., Angie Lewis (Todd) Anderson of Marion, IA, and Crystal Lewis (Eric) Watford of Hartsville, SC; grandchildren, Christopher (Marylyn) Roscoe, Jason (Angela) Roscoe, Brent Roscoe, Doug (Annie) Compton, Jr., Scott Compton, Jesse Anderson, Steven (Bekkah Garbe) Anderson, Amber (Cameron Dow) Anderson, Camron (Kevin Russ) Watford, and foster grandchild, Daquan Jordan; great grandchildren, Cheree, Chaslyn, Blaklyn, Rayne, Ethan, Dalton, Brenly, Connor, Emma, Kaitlyn, and Jacob; great – great grandchildren, Clayton, and Kingston; sisters-in-law, Shirley Lewis, and Elaine Lewis both of Hartsville, SC; brother-in-law, Robert McLeod of Cheraw, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     The family would like to express their sincerest thanks to the staff and administration of Lexington Medical Center, Lexington Cardiology, McLeod Hospital of Florence, and Regency SouthernCare Hospice for the love and care shown to Reverend Lewis and his family.
     Memorials may be made to Wayside Baptist Church, 2685 Lee State Park Rd., Bishopville, SC 29010, or Spring Branch Baptist Church, 5106 Middendorf Rd., Hartsville, SC 29550. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ~ John 3:16
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lewis family.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • December 22, 2021.

James Edward Little
CHESTERFIELD – James Edward Little, 82, died Thursday, December 9, 2021. Funeral services were held, Friday, December 17, 2021, at 11AM from the Rock Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born November 20, 1939, in Chesterfield, SC to the late Albert Sturdivant and the late Estelle Little-Blue. Survivors: daughters: Angela Little, Columbus, GA, Sheila Little, Riverdale, GA, Margaret Little, Douglasville, GA, and Dorothea Little, West Haven, CT; sons: Eddie Little, New Haven, CT, Robert Little, VA, James Little, Ryan Little and Eric Little, all of NC; sisters, Corina Graham, Piscataway, NJ, Lillian Vinston, Hamden, CT, Elizabeth Smith (Samuel),
Cambria Heights, NY; Flossie Marshall, Temple Hills, MD, Vivian Blue-Hughes (Robert), Upper Marlboro, MD, Frances B. Blue, Honolulu, HI, Susan Blue-Stanton (Dwayne), Lanham, MD; grandchildren, great grandchildren.
     Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield rendered services. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • December 22, 2021.

Barnie Christopher Tillman
CHERAW – Barnie Christopher Tillman, 75, died Saturday, December 11, 2021. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 12PM from the Galilee A.M.E. Zion Church, McFarlan, NC. He was born May 2, 1946 to the late Elijah Tillman Sr. and Flora Melton Tillman in Morven North Carolina. Survivors: sisters, Betty Campbell, Chesterfield, SC, and Ruby (Joe) Broadaway, Clarksville TN; brothers, Elijah (Althea) Tillman Jr of Charlotte NC, and Darris Tillman of Morven NC; brother-in-law, James E. Crowder of Charlotte NC; special nephews, Emmanuel Jackson of Morven NC, and Derek Tillman of Clarksville TN. Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield rendered services. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • December 22, 2021.

Johnny Luke Tucker Sr.
Mr. Johnny Luke Tucker, Sr., 88, of Lancaster, widower of Kimmie Herring Tucker, passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at White Manor. He was born November 22, 1933 in Mt. Croghan, a son of the late Walter Tucker and Kate Vick Tucker.
     A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Tucker was held Monday, December 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the graveside at Pine Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. David Sellers officiating.
     Mr. Tucker is survived by a son, Johnny Luke Tucker, Jr. and his wife Kim of Garden City; two daughters, Janet Sellers and her husband David and Ann Moseley and her husband Alton all of Lancaster; a brother, Glen Tucker of Lancaster; three sisters, Rose Anderson, Veronica Jenkins and her husband Jerry, and Bobbie Pigg all of Pageland; six grandchildren, David Sellers, Jr., Al Moseley, Amy Moseley, Josh Sellers, Megan Tucker and Trey Tucker; and eleven great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by three brothers, Junior Tucker, R. P. Tucker and Wylie Tucker; and a sister, Billy Jean Orr.
     The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service. The family suggest that memorials be made to High Point Free Will Baptist Church, 2095 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720 or to Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 2094, Lancaster, SC 29721.
     Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mr. Tucker. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Johnny Luke Tucker Sr. please visit our Sympathy Store. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • December 22, 2021.

Dorothy Mae Clyburn
PAGELAND – Dorothy Mae Clyburn, 79, died Thursday, December 16, 2021. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 1PM from the Rocky Branch Baptist Church, Kershaw, SC. She was born January 6, 1942 to the late Lewis (Man) Bennett and Maude Robinson in Chesterfield, SC.

     Survivors: daughter, Darlene Bennett and son-in-law Christopher Chambers, Salisbury, NC; sisters Aline McCray and Naomi Thomas, Pageland, SC; four grandchildren, Melisha Bennett, Salisbury, NC, Garrick Bennett, Salisbury, NC, Kenya Marlin (Az), Concord, NC, and Damion Bennett, Salisbury, NC; great granddaughters, Da’Tavia Bennett, Zaria Houston, Jadeah Bennett, Naja Taylor, and A’lyria Bennett; great grandsons, La’Travion Bennett (Trey), Justice Marlin, Damion Bennett (Man Man), and Khenan Bennett; specials nephews, Jason Bennett, Ellis Robinson, and Jacoby Thomas. Flemming Funerals-Pageland rendered services. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 29, 2021.

Jeffrey Foster
CHERAW – Jeffrey Lee Foster, 59, died Thursday, December 23, 2021 at McLeod Health. Born in Natchez, MS, he was the son of Mabel Kyle Coggins Foster of the home and the late James Herbert Foster. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw where he served as an usher and worked with the annual men’s barbeque. Jeffrey was a 1983 graduate of Cheraw High School.
     Cheraw has lost its John Adams. Every year, Jeffrey in full uniform, looked forward to greeting the crowds at the annual Fourth of July parade. He was an avid historian of American History and United States Presidents.
     Jeffrey took pride in working with his dad to restore a 1967 Mustang. He and his dad won many trophies at various car shows throughout
the Pee Dee area. At McLeod Health and Fitness Center, Jeffrey excelled in swimming and became lifetime friends with many of the trainers.
     Surviving are his mother, Mabel, of Cheraw, aunt and uncle, Virginia Coggins Trammell (Ed) of Spartanburg, and numerous cousins. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 11 A.M. in Oakbrook Memorial Park, Greenwood, S.C. with Reverend Phil Thrailkill officiating.
     In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cheraw Food Pantry, 113 Third Street, Cheraw, S.C. 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 29, 2021.

James Edward ‘Jimmy’ Geiger
CHERAW – Mr. James Edward “Jimmy” Geiger, 59, died on Saturday, December 25, 2021. Born, June 29, 1962 in England, he was a son of the late Virgil and Beatrice Gail Ray Geiger. Jimmy was a member of MacClenny Primitive Baptist Church in Baker County, FL and was an honorary member of the FFA Alumni in Baker County, FL. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved Gator football. Jimmy also enjoyed working on engines and loved spending time with his friends and family. Along with his parents, listed above, Jimmy was preceded in death by his uncle, Mike Ray; a brother-in-law, Bobby Schmehl; and his best friend, Phil Dennison.
     He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 24 years, Charlene Schmehl Geiger of the home; a son, Dustin Brooks and wife, Anna of Foley, AL; a daughter, Kyndall Norris and husband, Patrick of Cheraw, SC; a brother, Ricky Geiger of Jacksonville, FL; a granddaughter, Avery Joelle Brooks; and several lifelong friends.
     A celebration of life will be held from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Moree’s River Lodge, 143 Kolb’s Tomb Road, Bennettsville, SC 29512. The family requests that everyone that attends, please wear a face covering and adhere to Covid-19 protocol. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 29, 2021.

 

Milverta Lewis Gibson
PAGELAND – Milverta Lewis Gibson, 76, died Thursday, December 16, 2021. Funeral services were held, Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 2PM from the Fisher Hill Family Life Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the McClain Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. She was born July 16, 1945, in Cheraw, SC to the late Labon Lewis Sr. and Elnora McCoy Lewis. Survivors: sons, Min- ister James L (Davida) Gibson, Terrance Gibson, Vernon (Amy) Gibson; daughters, Lorie (Ervin) Dixon and Veronica Gibson, all of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Travis Gibson, Duajel Gibson, Ebony Gibson, Javius Gibson, Courtney Gibson, LaQuicia Gibson, Kwamaine McQueen, Sterling McQueen, Derrick McQueen, Eric McQueen, Isiah Rouse, Briana Sinclair, Casey Burns, Tremaine Burns and Monique Lindsey; great grandchildren: Carter Gibson, Ky’rie Gibson, Kourtney Gibson, Kha’Mi Gibson, Ayden McQueen, Jordyn McQueen, Kwamaine Jr. McQueen, Kimora McQueen, Princeton Rouse and Diamond Lindsey; sisters: Priscilla McFarland and Debra Walters, Cheraw, SC; brothers, Glenn (Bertha) Lewis, Charlie (Christine) Lewis, Ronnie (Susie) Lewis and James Lewis all of Cheraw, SC. Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield rendered services. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 29, 2021.

Belvin Leviner Jr.
CHERAW – Mr. Belvin Leviner, Jr., 80, passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021. Born, February 22, 1941, in Marlboro County, SC, he was a son of the late Vera Alice Chavis and the late Belvin Leviner, Sr. Belvin worked in the construction industry as an electrician for many years. He loved to golf, and enjoyed racing, especially drag racing. He also loved traveling, going to car sales with his brother and working on old cars.
     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ronnie Leviner, Bobby Leviner, and Wesley Leviner; and a granddaughter, Carla Nicole English.
     Belvin leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 48 years, Susan Griggs Leviner of the home; a son, Michael Leviner of Blackburg, SC; a daughter, Tina Russell and husband, Joe of North Fort Myers, FL; a brother, Terry Leviner and wife, Debbie of Cheraw, SC; sisters, Mona Lisa Hatcher of Bennettsville, SC, and Diane Smith and husband, Charles of Wallace, SC; grandchildren, Aaron Leviner, Mickey Leviner, Brandon English, Victoria Hall and Alyssa Grant; nieces, Lisa Peterson and husband, Mykel, and Mary Parker; and great nieces and nephews, Kemona Antrum, Demaj Toney, J.C. Parker, Carter Peterson, and Malaya Peterson.
     A graveside funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 29, 2021.

John L. Melton III
CHERAW – Rev. John L. Melton III, 61, died Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of Jackie Melton and the late John Laney “White Rat” Melton, Jr. He had been the pastor of Wallace Baptist Church where he had helped to grow the congregation tremendously in the last 10 years. He was a member of the Pee Dee Baptist Association, where he often took charge of many mission trips and projects throughout the community. He had brought the Tabernacle Experience to Wallace Baptist Church several years ago where many people were led to the Lord. Before being called to lead Wallace Baptist Church, John L. had led the Lower Macedonia Baptist Church Youth Ministry for many years. At an early age, John L. joined the Cheraw Fire Department and the Cheraw Rescue Squad as a volunteer, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. After graduating from Cheraw High School, he became an EMT working for Darlington County EMS and later as a Paramedic. His career path led him to working at Cheraw Fire Department and he also was instrumental in creating the Darlington County Fire District. John L. rose through the ranks at Cheraw Fire Department, becoming the Training Officer and then as Fire Chief. He served as Chief from 2001 until 2013. After retiring from Cheraw Fire Department, he became the CATE program instructor for the Intro to Public Safety course at Cheraw High School. Not only using his passion for teaching but also being a mentor to the youth. He also was an Instructor with the South Carolina Fire Academy for over 35 years, inspiring and teaching firefighters across the state. His passion for SCUBA diving had also led him to become a diving instructor, introducing many to the world under the water. He had been an avid photographer since his youth, operating a photography business for over 30 years. John L. enjoyed spending time outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, camping with his wife and family or gardening. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and extended family. He was a true humble servant of the Lord and a man’s man. He could often be found describing himself as “John L. Melton the 3rd, Firefighter, Paramedic, Diver Master, Master Photographer, Reverend, Extraordinaire!”
     He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Lynn Melton of Cheraw, SC, a son, John L. “Ethan” Melton, IV (Madison) of Chesterfield, SC, daughters, Michelle Hancock, of California, Genia Curlington (Alex) of Florence, SC, and J.J. Melton (Mitchell Medlin) of Laurel Hill, NC, sisters, Sharron Breeden Melton, of Cheraw, SC, and Ella Recci Rock (Johnny) of Summerville, SC, grandchildren, Vannessa Oldland (Daniel) of Goose Creek, SC, Amber Hancock, of Florence, SC, Erica, Hannah, and Haley Piner, of Lancaster, SC, Houston Laney Medlin, of Laurel Hill, NC, Jackson, Sarah, and Brenlee Curlington of Florence, SC, a great grandson, Jacob Oldland, nieces, Ella Rock and Lindsay Breeden Munnerlyn, a nephew, Jackson Laney Rock and a special great nephew Dawson “Bubba” Melton.
     He was preceded in death by his father listed above, maternal grandparents Jack & Louella Smith, and paternal grandparents, Laney & Hilda
Melton.
     A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Cheraw High School Gymnasium. Burial followed in Lower
Macedonia Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC.
     Memorials may be made to New Beginnings Women’s Shelter, c/o Wallace Baptist Church, 4174 Hwy 1, Wallace, SC 29596 or Wallace Baptist Church, 4174 Hwy 1, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 29, 2021.

Thomas Jack Oliver
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Thomas Jack Oliver, age 89, entered into rest on Thursday, December 23, 2021. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, December 27, 2021 at David’s Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Tim Lowry and Pastor Darrell Hatchell with the eulogy being delivered by his granddaughter, Katherine Oliver Phillips. The service of committal followed in the church cemetery officiated by Pastor Mark Phillips. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     Mr. Oliver was born February 11, 1932 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Claud Lester Oliver, Sr. and Mary Hicks Oliver. A graduate of Ruby High School, class of 1950, Jack was a retired employee of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a former employee of Burlington Industries. He was a faithful member of David’s Grove Baptist Church, where he served as former Deacon, R.A. Director, and choir member.
     Mr. Oliver was a true outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising his goats. He could often be found “piddling” around in his shop or working with his tractor in the garden. He also enjoyed restoring antique classic cars and would often tell stories of digging wells by hand with his father. A southern Christian gentleman, Mr. Oliver was known as a “Jack of all trades,” who would go out of his way to help anyone he could.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Oliver was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Willie Faye Hurst Oliver; sisters, Iris Oliver Hill, Ella Wilson Oliver; and brothers, Claud Lester “C.L.” Oliver, Jr., and Billy Frank “Bill” Oliver.
     Survivors include his children, Joel T. (Lisa W.) Oliver of Cheraw, SC, Danny Wayne (Debbie) Oliver of Rockingham, NC, and Lisa R. Oliver of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Clay (Krista) Long, IV, Katherine (Kyle) Phillips of Chesterfield, SC, Daniel Oliver of Rockingham, NC, and McKenzie Oliver of Cheraw, SC; great grandchildren, James Long, Kayla Long, Aiden Long, and Kaden Phillips; brother, Mike (Barbara) Oliver of Chesterfield, SC; sister, Betty (Charles) Agnew of Ruby, SC; sister-in-law, Lucille Oliver; numerous nieces and nephews, and beloved caregiver, JoAnn Teal.
     Memorials may be made 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 6 • December 29, 2021.

Shirley Ann Pantas
JEFFERSON – Mrs. Shirley Ann Pantas, 75, of Jefferson, SC passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in Lancaster, SC. Mrs. Pantas was born on January 18, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late William Guyer and Helen Margaret Paige Guyer. Shirley, a Christian, was a dedicated mother and grandmother that loved to spend time with her family. As a dedicated business owner, Ms. Shirley was an entrepreneur since 1994 owning and operating Cowboy’s Corner in Pageland, SC. Her store legacy will continue through her daughter, Kathy and granddaughter, Stephanie. Shirley loved to travel and spend time outdoors especially gardening and horseback riding. She was a member of Destiny Bible Church in Lancaster, SC. Shirley is predeceased by her grandson, Mitchell Philip Swift. Shirley Pantas is survived by her son, Philip Jameson (Jeanne) of Williamsburg, VA; daughters, Christine Davis of Pageland, SC, Katherine Evans (Elliott Poag) of Pageland, SC and Kimberly Helen Jameson of Lancaster, SC; sisters, Michelle Edwards of Jefferson, SC and Darlene Leclair of Indian Trail, NC; grandchildren, Brooke Amber Poag, Jade Nicole Davis, Chad Curtis Davis, Stephanie Helen Davis, Corey Owen Jameson and Kayle Jessi Jameson; great grandchildren, Jaden Laney, Zayden Swift, Hartley Clyburn, Gage Clyburn and Waylon Haigler and niece, Cindy Brooke (Scott) of Monroe, NC. Visitation was on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Baumgartner Funeral Home, Pageland, SC. Anyone could stop by the funeral home on Thursday, December 23, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM to sign the register book and pay their respects. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancaster, SC with Pastor Stephen Braswell officiating. Burial followed at Lancaster Memorial Park. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Pantas family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 29, 2021.