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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.

Beverly Louise Rummage Ables
WALLACE – Ms. Beverly Louise Rummage Ables, age 74, passed peacefully in her sleep on December 28, 2021, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC, after a brief illness. Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM Friday, December 31, 2021 at Ellerbe Cemetery (304 Millstone Rd. Ellerbe, NC) by Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery.
     Ms. Ables was born on October 25, 1947 in Pinehurst, NC a daughter of the late Johnny Ray and Dorothy Louise Robbins Rummage. Beverly served her community as a nurse, retiring after many years working at Chesterfield General Hospital, Cheraw Convalescent Center, and various doctors’ offices. Accepting her role of family matriarch very seriously, she enjoyed cooking for and taking care of her family.
     In addition to her parents, Beverly was also predeceased by an infant sister, Donna Ray Rummage, and her special friend, Dairl Sellers.
     Surviving are her brothers, Ricky (Betty) Rummage of Wallace, SC, and Daryl (Vickie) Rummage of Bennettsville, SC; step-children, Mike (Lois) Ables and Cheryl Ables both of Baltimore, MD, along with numerous nephews and nieces whom she loved as her own.
     Memorials may be made to Wallace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4174, Wallace, SC 29596.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Ables family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 5, 2022.

Charles ‘Charlie’ Dean Burnside
PEACHLAND, N.C. – Charles (Charlie) Dean Burnside, 78, of Peachland NC passed away after a short illness on November 11, 2021. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Charlie was the only child of Dean and Mary Burnside. He graduated from W. Thresper Clarke High School in East Meadow, NY in 1961. He continued his education at The Citadel in Charleston SC graduating in 1965 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. While at The Citadel he was a member of St Alban’s vestry and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. After graduation Charlie spent his career with Carolina Power and Light’s Nuclear Engineering Department at the HB Robinson Plant in Hartsville SC. He also ran his own shooting supply company B&J Distributors and was a Federal Firearms License holder and a NC and SC concealed weapons instructor. Charlie was a member of Oasis Shrine Temple, Charlotte NC; Member, Excelsior Lodge #261, Charlotte NC; Life member Ruby Lodge #314, Life member NRA, Vestry member St David’s Church, Cheraw SC, and longtime advisory board member St Albans Chapel, at The Citadel. Charlie’s love of The Citadel was evident whenever you were around him. His Citadel friends were his family and he gave much of his spare time in service The Citadel Alumni Association where he was a life member and had also served as a local club president. He was also a longtime member of The Brigadier Foundation, The Citadel Alumni Association Board of Directors where he was a District Director for over 25 years and had been awarded District Director of the Year in 2006 by The Association. Recently Charlie was selected as Distinguished Life Member of The Citadel Alumni Association and wa recognized posthumously at this year’s Citadel Homecoming.
     Surviving are two cousins, Heidi Alicia Dembinski of San Francisco, CA. and April Anne Forwood of Miami FL. Also surviving are his friends Chapman Wiley Lucas and Kristine Kopacka Lucas and their children William and Luke Lucas of Charleston SC along with his many friends and fellow alumni of The Citadel and his friends and fellow members of The Cedar Creek Gun and Cigar Club.
     A memorial service for Charlie was held on November 20, 2021 at St David’s Church in Cheraw SC and his ashes will be buried beside his mother in Rutherfordton NC. Memorials may be made to The Citadel Foundation for St Albans Chapel at 171 Moultrie St., Charleston SC, 29409. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 5, 2022.

Amy Elizabeth Crowley
FLORENCE – Miss Amy Elizabeth Crowley, age 41, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, December 26, 2021. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church (126 Church Street, McFarlan, NC) by Pastor Lonnie Grose with burial following in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery . The family greeted
friends from 1:30 – 3:00 PM Sunday, prior to the serv- ice at the church.
     Amy came into this world as a gift, as she was born on Christmas day of 1980, in Rockingham, NC, to Brenda Morris Crowley and the late James Crowley of Cheraw, SC.
     Growing up, Amy was a devout member of Cheraw Pentecostal Holiness Church. Around the age of 17, Amy attended a youth revival and came home ecstatic as she told her family she had accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and personal Savior. Amy found her calling early in life, deciding at the age of 16 that she wanted to go into the medical field and become a Radiologic Technologist. She attended Cheraw High School, graduating near the top of her class in 1999, and went on to earn her Radiologic Technologist degree through Florence-Darlington Technical College. Upon Completion of her degree and ARRT certification, she accepted a position as a Radiologic Technologist at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC. Over the next two decades, she would touch countless patients’ lives and she worked her way up to becoming a supervisor in the Radiologic Department.
     Amy was a devoted daughter, sister, granddaughter, supervisor, co-worker, and friend to many. Her lifelong dream of visiting Las Vegas, Nevada came true in 2015 when she went with her sister and brother-in-law. Amy had sparkling blue eyes, skin like milk, and a smile that could light up even the darkest room. To know Amy was to love her.
     Amy loved her family with all her heart and gave them 41 years of inexplicable joy. She loved surprising her family and closest friends with gifts; tokens of her affection. A true people person at heart, Amy won over a host of friends, co-workers, and patients throughout her life. She loved to read and was an avid Gamecocks fan just like her father, whose death she never stopped grieving over until they were reunited December 26, 2021.
     Amy spent what was to be her last Christmas and birthday, the day before her passing, with her beloved mother, sister, and brother-in-law in Cheraw. She was in good spirits, happy, and was showered with love and gifts. On her way home that evening, she told her mother all she wanted to do was live for the Lord, not knowing she would be with Him just a few hours later.
     Amy was preceded in death by her father, James Crowley; brother, Michael James Crowley; maternal grandparents, Dewey T. and Doris Jones Morris; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Crowley; uncles, Robert and James “Tot” Morris; a special childhood friend, Dale Owen; a friend, boss, and mentor, Mr. Ron Malin; and her sister’s cocker spaniels, Tinky, Shania, Kiki, and Lucy Lou whom she lovingly referred to as her “nieces.”
     Those left to mourn her incredible loss and cherish her beautiful memory include her mother, Brenda Morris Crowley; sister & brother-in-law, Chrystie Crowley Chambers and Lee Chambers – whom Amy simply referred to as her brother, her 4-legged “nephew,” J.J.; and a multitude of friends and co-workers.
     The family requests that any McLeod Regional Medical Center employees who attend Amy’s service, to please wear their hospital scrubs/uniforms as a show of solidarity as her McLeod family.
     A special thank you is extended by the family, to Dr. Richard Mohr, III, of Florence, SC, for all the years of friendship and care he provided to our precious Amy.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Pleasant Hill UMC “Cemetery Fund,” P.O. Box 21, McFarlan, NC 28102, where Amy’s final resting place will be alongside her family members that have passed, especially her beloved father.
     This obituary was lovingly and beautifully prepared by Amy’s sister and best friend, Chrystie Crowley Chambers. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crowley family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 5, 2022.

Edward Lewis Livingston
MCFARLAN, N.C. – On Tuesday, December 28, 2021, Mr. Edward Lewis Livingston, 75, went home to be with his Lord and Savior while a patient at Atrium Health Union in Monroe. Funeral services were held at 2:00pm Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Amazing Grace Ministries in Cheraw, SC with Pastor Jeff Hart officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in McFarlan.
     The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday and other times at the home in McFarlan.
     Edd was born May 14, 1946 in Anson County, NC and was a son of the late Robert Lee Livingston and the late Margaret Janie Lewis Livingston Moore. He was retired from CSX Railroad in Hamlet.
     Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Shawn Livingston (Tara Hodges) of McFarlan; his grandchildren, Brittany Lancaster (Michael) of Oakboro, Bethany Livingston of Polkton and Cash Livingston of McFarlan; his great-grandson, Lincoln Asher Lancaster of Oakboro; his sisters, Clara Rollins (Carrison) of Cheraw, SC, Margaret Sellers of Tabor City and Jackie White (Julian) McFarlan; his sister-in-law, Jane Livingston of Wadesboro; his special friend, Sally Stringer of Charlotte, his son of the heart, Leslie Riggan (Misty) of Myrtle Beach, SC and his niece and caregiver, Marlene Eddins (Ray) of Morven.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Teal Livingston, his son, Little Edd Livingston; and his sister and brother, Robbie Jean Livingston and Jimmy Livingston.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amazing Grace Ministries, 211 Highway 52 South, Cheraw, SC 29520.
     The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 5, 2022.

  1. Gordon McBride
    HARTSVILLE – It is with deep sorrow that the McBride family announces the death of their beloved father, C Gordon McBride, 87, of Hartsville, SC.
    Mr. McBride passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. A funeral service to honor and celebrate his life will be held in January of 2022, at 2 o’clock on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Ashley Cheek and The Rev. Dr. Dan Sansbury will officiate and the burial will be private. The family will receive friends immediately following
    the service. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Directors are caring for the family .
    Born June 2, 1934, in Rochester, Michigan, to the late Clifford James McBride and Anice Gonyou McBride. He is the widower of his longtime wife, Bernice Rogers McBride. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Engineering then went into the United States Navy. After his military service, he went to law school at the George Washington School of Law at American University in Washington, DC. Upon graduating from law school, he took a job as a patent advisor for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. When he left NASA, he came back to start his private law practice in Columbia, SC, where he practiced mainly intellectual property law. After several years in Columbia, he moved to Hartsville and took a job with SONOCO products in their engineering department doing patent, copywrite, and trademark work for the company. When he left SONOCO, he went back into the private practice of law. During his private practice, he served as Darlington County Attorney; he was a Public Defender; he represented the Hartsville Housing Authority; he was an Administrative Law Judge for the S.C. Public Service Commission and presided over utility rate hearings all over the State of South Carolina.
         As an Attorney, Mr. McBride was licensed in the State Courts of South Carolina and Florida. He was also admitted to the Federal District Court in South Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, and the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals. He was also a member of the American Bar Association, the S.C. Bar Association, and the Darlington County Bar Association. As a Darlington County Bar Association member, he also served a term as its President.
         He was also instrumental in starting and serving as the first Executive Director of Legal Services on the Fourth Judicial Circuit. He started the program to bring free legal assistance to low-income residents of Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, and Marlboro Counties.
         In 1988, he was elected Solicitor of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, where he spent two terms as the head prosecutor in criminal cases in Darlington, Dillon Chesterfield, and Marlboro Counties. While Solicitor, he was also elected as President of the South Carolina Solicitor’s Association in 1996. After his terms as Solicitor, he went back into private practice.
         While living in Hartsville and raising his family, Mr. McBride was also active in the community. He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Hartsville, where he served his church as a Deacon, Elder, and Trustee. He was active on numerous church committees and active on numerous projects over the years. He also served as a Troop Committee Member for Boy Scout Troop 512 sponsored by the church. He was a Master Mason and served as Master of Masonic Lodge #173 in Hartsville. He was also a Shriner in OMAR Temple, was a member and President of the Darlington County Red Fez Club in 1987. He was also a member of the Jolly Jeepsters. While active in OMAR Temple, he served as OMAR Temple Attorney for several Potentates.
         While in private practice, he was also an adjunct professor at Florence Darlington Technical College, where he taught private security and State Constable, classes. He was also on the S.C. Attorney General’s Private Security Task Force. After retirement from the practice of law, Gordon served a number of years as a member of the Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE). Gordon served on the Darlington County Economic De- velopment Board and “Forward Darlington County.” He served a term as the Darlington County Economic Development Director. He was named State of S.C. Ambassador for Economic Development in 2006 by Governor Mark Sanford for his “Outstanding Commitment to Economic Development.” He was a longtime member of the Hartsville Rotary Club. Served as Club President and was Paul Harris Fellow. He and his wife Bernice represented the Club at the Internal Rotary Convention in Copenhagen, Denmark.
         He and his wife were loyal supporters of Coker University and Kalmia Gardens financially and by attending activities and events. He also chaired the “Hartsville Community Campaign for Coker” one year.
         His other civic activities included: Member of The Pee Dee Red Cross Board and served as Chairperson. Member of The Pee Dee Mental Health Board. Member of The Pee Dee Land Trust Board and served as Chairperson.
         Member of the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce Board and served as Chairperson.
         Member of the Hartsville United Way Board and served as Chairperson. Member of the Hartsville Red Fox Booster Club and served as President. For his many of the activities, accomplishments, and the ways he served his community and state, Gordon McBride was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Hartsville Rotary Club in 2009.
         He is survived by his three sons Clifford Carlisle McBride of Florence, SC; Roger Bruce McBride of Hartsville, SC; and Burns Gordon McBride of Florence, SC. His brother James Arthur McBride of Land O’Lakes, Florida. His granddaughter Jessica McBride Thompson (Jeremy) and great-grand- daughter Elsie Ann Thompson of Concord, NC. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
         Memorials can be made to First Presbyterian Church in Hartsville or any of the nonprofits or organizations mentioned above that meant so much to him. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 5, 2022.

Jesse ‘Calvin’ Freeman
NEWPORT, Tenn. – Mr. Jesse “Calvin” Freeman, age 81, currently residing in Cheraw, SC, entered into rest on Thursday, January 6, 2021. A graveside service with military honors in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC, will be announced at a later date. Due to the continued COVID-19 precautions, the family respectfully requests no visitors at the home during this time. Thank you for your love, prayers, and understanding.
     Mr. Freeman was born March 14, 1940 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Jesse Freeman and Gertrude Curry Freeman McDonald. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from the University of South Carolina. Calvin was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, and a retired employee of Sonoco Industries with over 30 years of service. A man with a love for music, Calvin was a talented pianist who enjoyed all types of classical music genres. Other hobbies included playing golf, going for a walk, and most enjoyably “snacking,” and eating.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Freeman was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Harry Atwood Board, Jr.; nephew, Christopher Atwood Board; and close friend, Frankie Munn.
     Survivors include his sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Board of Cheraw, SC; niece, Patti Board of Cheraw, SC; great nephew, Preston (Michael) Stanley of Tulsa, OK; godson, Ronnie (Laura) Munn of Newport, TN; and close friend, Earl Ricker of Newport, TN.
     Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association the American Cancer Society or to a humane society of one’s choice.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Freeman family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 12, 2022.

Darryl Allen McGrath
CHERAW – Mr. Darryl Allen McGrath, 67, died on Friday, January 7, 2022. Born, February 24, 1954, in Alliance, Ohio, he was a son of the late Lee Roy and Clara (Binius) McGrath. Darryl was a loyal and hardworking employee of Jones Fencing where he worked for 31 years. He was a loving husband, a great dad, and a very proud grandfather. Darryl was an avid reader and enjoyed cornhole, fishing, and the outdoors. He also loved his chickens and his dog, Boo. He was a fighter and he fought to the very end.
     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Bonna Jean McGrath, Marilyn (Jim) Funkhouser, and a brother, Bill (Sharon) McGrath and his daughter, Amanda H. McGrath. Darryl leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 35 years, Teresa (McIlvain) McGrath of the home; sons, Ezekiel McGrath of Alliance, Ohio and Simeon McGrath of Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Rachel McGrath of Wallace, SC; a brother, Lee (Charlene) McGrath; sisters, Diane (Mike) Cantwell, Karen (Larry) Keenan, and Joyce (John) Keiser; and three grandchildren, Parker Green, Luke Eubanks, and Lexi Eubanks. No services are planned at this time.
     Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw, SC is assisting the McGrath family in their time of grief. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 12, 2022.

 Alice Brooks Shaw Parker
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Alice Brooks Shaw Parker, age 90, entered into rest on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, January 4, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Tracy Gooding, Rev. Jimmy Knotts, and Rev. Dean Parker with burial following in the Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mrs. Parker was born September 12, 1931 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Walter Leroy Brooks, Sr. and Delilah Elizabeth Sellers Brooks. She was a retired employee of Weller Industries and a former employee of Puritan Manufacturing, and Delta Mills (J.P. Stevens.) Alice was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and a former member of Bay Springs Baptist Church for many years. Her hobbies included shopping, sewing, cooking, and working in her yard. Above all else, Alice was the true matriarch of her family and enjoyed time spent with them.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Parker was also preceded in death by her
husbands, Charlie Parker, Ansel Johnson, and Woodrow Shaw; brothers, Walter Leroy “June-Bug” Brooks, Jr., and Jimmy Brooks; sisters, Sara B. Eddins, Linda B. Williams, and Betty B. Teal; son, Kenneth Woodrow “Kenny” Shaw; and infant son, Gerald Ray Shaw.
     Survivors include her children, Rodger Dale Shaw, and Robin (Ray) McAlister both of Chesterfield, SC; daughter-in-law, Barbara T. Shaw of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Krista (Wade) Lambert, Dillon Shaw, Heather (Derek) Copeland, Toni (Nick) Cooke, Gerald (Loleen) Shaw, and Kimberly (Bruce Chavis) Shaw; great grandchildren, Hazee, Sawyer, Graham, Garrett, Natalie, Angelina, Taylor, Ryleigh, Landon, J.W., and Greyson; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P O Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501; or to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Parker family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 12, 2022.

Walter Hadley “Buck” Jordan, Jr.
WINGATE, N.C.– Walter Hadley “Buck” Jordan, Jr., 68, of Wingate, NC departed to heaven on 28 November 2021. He was born on 11 August 1953 in Whiteville, NC, and spent the majority of his childhood living in Cheraw , SC. He was a patriot who believed in the greatness of America. Buck enjoyed reading, wildlife, politics, science, canoeing, traveling, and spending time outdoors taking hikes; especially hiking in the South Carolina timberlands. He was an avid marksman, an expert in firearms, and enjoyed target shooting. He would get up at any time of the night to watch an eclipse, or witness other astrological phenomena such as meteor showers. He valued the beauty of a sunset, a sunrise, and all of nature. He enjoyed watching movies and documentaries; particularly of the Western and Historical genres. He was a lifelong learner.
     He graduated from Cheraw High School Chesterfield Marlboro Technical College and later obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business from Wingate University. He worked in cigarette manufacturing at Philip Morris, Inc. in Concord, NC for over 20 years, until his retirement. During his time at Philip Morris, Inc. (later Altria Group USA), he worked as a Chief Shop Steward and was also elected the Cabarrus Labor Union President. He traveled to many places and especially enjoyed his visits to the Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon. He also enjoyed traveling to Germany, Italy and France. He was a life-long Episcopalian, and attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Monroe, NC.
     He is preceded in death by his father, Walter Hadley Jordan, Sr. and his mother Viriginia Mae Jarrell “Ginny” Jordan, his brother Michael Lyn Jordan, his brother Thomas Jarrell Jordan, and a nephew Hadley Aaron Jordan.
     He is survived by his wife Sandra Gail McLain Jordan, of Wingate, NC; his daughter, Kimberly Charlotte Jordan, of Wingate, NC; his daughter, Carrie Alexandra Jordan (Jason Neal Smith) and grandson Justice Neal Jordan-Smith of Unionville, NC; his brother Robin “Bob” M. Jordan (Rhonda) of North Augusta, SC; his niece Kathleen Jordan Kagan (Vadim) of Glendale, Arizona; his niece Adrienne Jordan Hadden (John) of Augusta, GA; his niece Savannah Kirsten Jordan of North Augusta, SC; and his nephew Robin Douglas Jordan of North Augusta, SC his niece Mary Hannah Jordan of Cheraw, SC; his niece Emily Jordan Joshi (Raul) and great nephew David of Kannapolis, NC. He also leaves behind his loving dog named Candy Corn, aka “Shasta.”
     A visitation was held at Holland Funeral Home, Monroe, NC, on 5 December 2021 from 2pm until 3:30pm, followed by a 4pm funeral at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Monroe, NC. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 9 • January 12, 2022.

Carlene Bonds
WALLACE – Mrs. Carlene Bonds, 82, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022. Born, June 2, 1939, in Richmond County, NC, Carlene was a daughter of the late Willie Jack and Sarah Smith Chavis. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and siblings. Carlene was a loving sister, caring aunt, and amazing grandmother.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Bonds, and her son, George Bonds. Carlene leaves behind to cherish her memory, her brothers, Larry Chavis of Columbia, SC, and Tim Chavis and wife, Sharon of Columbia, SC; a sister, Carolyn Bowen of Irmo, SC; and a grandson, Matthew Bonds and wife, Katie of Camden, SC.
     A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Sandhills Wesleyan Methodist Church in Bennettsville, SC.
     The family received friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Sandhills Wesleyan Methodist Church in Bennettsville, SC. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

LaShonda Meshell Bracey
PAGELAND – LaShonda Meshell Bracey, 36, died Friday, January 7, 2022. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 2PM from the Oro Church, Pageland, SC. She was born April 30, 1985 to the late James Thomas and Fannie Mae Rivers Bracey in Chesterfield County, SC. Survivors: her siblings, Sheila (Bobby) Redfearn, Joey Bracey, both of the home, Tasha Bracey, James Thomas Bracey, Jr., Scottie Bracey (Monica), and Donald Bracey (Chante), all of Charlotte, NC; special nieces, Shonte Rivers, Rock Hill, SC, Shadarra Perry, Charleston, SC, Taylor Perry, and Spartanburg, SC; special nephew, Christopher Perry, Spartanburg, SC. Flemming Funerals-Pageland rendered services. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Mae Francis Funderburk Bridges
PAGELAND – Mae Francis Funderburk Bridges, 91, died Sunday, January 9, 2022. Graveside services was held Friday, January 14, 2022 at 2PM from the Flint Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. She was born September 18, 1930 to the late John D. and Katie Funderburk in Pageland, SC. Survivors: a daughter, Charlean Clyburn, of the home; grandchildren, Kenneth Clyburn, II, Spartanburg, SC, and Bashar Palmer, Raleigh, NC; great grandchildren, Kenneth Clyburn, III, Kash Clyburn, both of Spartanburg, SC, and Sevyn Frazier, Raleigh, NC; sisters, Hattie Moore, Charlotte, NC and Ina Henderson, Pageland, SC; special son, Darren Horton of the home. Flemming Funerals-Pageland rendered services. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Violet Oliver Hargrove
CHESTERFIELD – Ms. Violet Oliver Hargrove, age 60, entered into rest on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Mark Phillips and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Ms. Hargrove was born July 3, 1961 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Knowlton and Viola Pittman Oliver. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and earned her business degree from Florence – Darlington Tech. She was an employee of Stanley Black & Decker and a former employee of Caro-Knit. The youngest of her siblings, Violet was the rock of her family after her parents passed. She was always there for her family, no matter what. She was the one that everyone depended on. She loved her nieces and nephews as her own children and enjoyed spoiling each one of them.
     In addition to her parents, Ms. Hargrove was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Jay Oliver; brothers-in-law, Jewell Gulledge, and Ray Usher; nephew, Barry Usher; and niece, Donna Pruitt.
     Survivors include her brothers, W.K. (Lisa) Oliver of Pageland, SC, and Ronald Jed Oliver of Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Betty Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC, and Joyce Usher of Kershaw, SC; nieces, Glenda (Kevin) Denkins, Ann (Jason) Perkins, Yolanda (Chris) Smith, and Sarah Gulledge; nephews, Levander (Wendy) Oliver, and J.R. Usher; numerous great nieces and great nephews; and special friend, Pat Cox.
     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 Hargrove family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Tommy Glen Hawkins
 PATRICK – Tommy Glen Hawkins, 68, died Saturday, January 1, 2022. Funeral services were held Friday, January 7, 2022, at 2PM from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw SC. Burial followed in the Morning Star Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick, SC. He was born December 8, 1953 to the late Jerold Hawkins and Inez Jeanette McQueen Hawkins in Chesterfield, County, SC. Survivors: children and grandchildren, Michael (Darlean) Love,Michael Love and Sean Love, Shameka (Sean) Coles, Sean Tyler Coles, Thomas (Tryna) Graves, Tavionne Graves, Shakira Graves, Julian “Deuce” Graves, Jace Graves, Andrew (Yahaira) Haze, Elijah Haze, Yaricelle Haze, Andrulina Haze, Anduliza Haze, Andrealisse Haze, LadyAnn Haze, Hazelee Haze, Andrew Haze, Ace Haze, Bryan Navarro, Kenneth Navarro, Tommy Younger, Tommy Hawkins, Jr., Malaysia Hawkins, Sharon Younger, Shaon Younger and Tyrone Younger; siblings, Sandra Wilkins, Debra Harrel, Bonnie Crummy, Marjorie Campbell, Jeannette Johnson, Fuller Gattison, Mary Elizabeth Marshall, Gerald Hawkins, Obie Hawkins, Aphues “Pony” Hawkins, and Ray Hawkins. Flemming Funerals-Cheraw rendered services. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Alvine Rivers Jackson
RUBY – Alvine Rivers Jackson, 80, died Thursday, December 30, 2021. Graveside services were held, Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 1PM from the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield SC. She was born June 11, 1941 to the late Johnnie and Hattie Crawford Rivers in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: daughters: Mary Ann Powe (Rev. Napoleon Powe), Cheraw, SC and Lela Johnson (Michael Johnson), Gilbert, AZ; sons, Jerry Smith (Benita Smith), Ruby, SC, Raymond Smith (Sarah Smith), Wadesboro, NC, Curtis Rivers, Chesterfield, SC and Hurley Smith (Marsha Smith), Charlotte, NC; twenty-four grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren. Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield rendered services. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Mary Ruth McQueen
LEXINGTON – Mary Ruth McQueen, 67, died Sunday, January 2, 2022. A private service was held. Burial was the Bethel Cemetery, Middendorf, SC. She was born May 10, 1954 to the late Frances Lee McQueen and Clara Belle Wright McQueen in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: daughters, Rhonda R. Sanders, Snellville, GA, and Adrienne Sanders-Cannon (David), Lexington, SC; grandchildren, Jazmine Sanders, Chelsey Sanders and Darin Cannon, Lexington, SC and Brayden Sanders, Snellville, GA; great grandson, Tylin Jace Martin, Lexington, SC; sisters; Frances Robinson, Olivia Funderburk, Alma (Tony) Lilly, Sandra Love, and Thelma McQueen of Cheraw, SC; Patricia (Ronnie) Bennett, Morven, NC and Clara Smith, Darlington, SC; brothers, Lennis McQueen, Cheraw, SC and Julius (Lisa) McQueen, Lexington, SC. Flemming Funerals-Cheraw rendered services. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Ernest J. Mungo
WADESBORO, N.C. – Ernest J. Mungo, 55, died Thursday, January 6, 2022. A memorial service was held Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 12 PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC.
     He was born September 24, 1966 to Louise Mungo and the late Walter Blakeney in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: his wife, Gloria Watts; daughters,
Dachelle Anderson (Shamaine) Kernersville, NC and Laketa Watts, Fayetteville, NC; son, Curtis Mungo (Jasmine)Wadesboro, NC; mother, Louise Mungo, Pageland, SC; sisters, Tammy Sturdivant, Nina Blakeney, and Theresa Williams, Monroe, NC; brothers, Anthony Blakeney (Shawnte), Bryant Blakeney (Mary) and Eldred Mungo, Monroe, NC; grandchildren: Tamyra Watts, Dajuan Watts, Talaysia Allen, Takera Mungo, Collin Watts, Tania Mungo, Shamaine Anderson, Jr. Flemming Funerals-Pageland rendered services. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Kenneth ‘Ken’ Wayne Rivers
CHERAW – Kenneth “Ken” Wayne Rivers, 57, died Saturday, January 1, 2022. Born in Florence, SC he was a son of the late Emily and Raymond Branham. Ken was an extremely talented musician and a had dedicated his life to God. Using his passion for music and love of God, he was the Praise and Worship leader at Maranatha Family Center. He loved spending time with his family.
     He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Glory Rivers of Cheraw, SC, sons, Bryan Rivers of Cheraw, SC, Daniel Rivers of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Adrienne Braswell of Florida, brothers, Glenn Branham of Bennettsville, SC, Allen Branham of Fort Lauderdale, FL, sisters, Sharon Branham of Cheraw, SC, Cindy Duit of Jacksonville, FL, and Ruth Gregory of Jacksonville, FL.
     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother, Farron Branham, and a sister Marsha Mackey. The family received friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Maranatha Family Center.
     A funeral service followed at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Maranatha Family Center. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Helen Gribble Short
Mrs. Helen Gribble Short, 72, of McBee, SC went home to be with her Savior on Tuesday morning, January 11th, 2022.
     Her twin brother and she were the last of eight children born to Mary Rogers Gribble and Harden Ammons Gribble of Franklin, NC on May 27th, 1949. She has always loved reading books and enjoyed the beauty of the mountains.  Helen went to college after high school at Western Carolina University; this is where she met the love of her life, a boy from the Sandhills of South Carolina, Charlie “Nick” Short. They were married at Union United Methodist Church on August 16th, 1969, in Franklin, NC. After graduating from college, they moved to Fort Lawn, SC to teach and coach. Both earned master’s degrees in Education from Winthrop University. Charlie felt called to be a minister and Helen was very supportive of this change in their lives. They moved to Seneca, SC with two little girls, had two churches, and Charlie attended Emory University during the week.
     They moved to McBee, SC in 1983 and Charlie began his career at Union United Methodist Church. McBee became part of the Shorts’ family and they did not leave until 1997. Helen devoted these years to helping so many children and families as a guidance counselor.
     In 1997, Helen and Charlie moved to Laurens, SC and Charlie began preaching at St. James United Methodist Church. Helen worked as a guidance counselor for a few years, but she felt led to help with adult education at that time. She helped so many adults obtain their GED’s; it was here that Helen’s family began to grow so much more. Charlie retired in 2014 and they moved back to McBee. By this time, Helen had 6 grandchildren of her own to spoil and many more adopted grandchildren. Nana Short loved her McBee Panther Softball girls and especially the girls in 2020 who helped her get through the COVID season.
     She leaves behind her loving husband of more than 52 years, Reverend Charlie A. Short of the home; her daughters, Mary Evelyn (Issac) Shipman and Nicole Short Teal; grandchildren: Jacob Shipman, Campbell Shipman, Cassi Shipman, Savannah Teal, Jenna Teal, Charlie Teal, and Noel Heustess; 3 wonderful sisters: Carol Pollack, Lana Haires, and Betty Accord; also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
     Nana Short was so excited to be seeing her brothers who preceded her in passing, Robert “Bob” Gribble and Junior Gribble. Also, her sisters, Mary Ann Gribble and Doris Owens Gribble. Most of all, her beautiful niece and nephews, Celeste Atkinson, Mike Shuler, Larry Owen, and Jeremiah Gribble.
     The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Agape Hospice for their loving and tender care of Mrs. Short during her time of declining health.
     A service celebrating her life was held at 3:00 on Thursday afternoon, January 13th, 2022, from Union United Methodist Church of McBee. Reverend Paige Wheeler and Reverend Dale McCluney officiated with burial following in McBee Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. At Helen’s request and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be to a church or the charity of one’s choice.
     Norton Funeral Home & Crematory of Hartsville, SC is honored to be serving the Short family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Marcus Sammie ‘Sam’ Catoe
JEFFERSON – Mr. Marcus Sammie “Sam” Catoe, age 74, entered into rest on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at his home. Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Tim Williams. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery.
      Friends could visit Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 between the hours of 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM to view and pay their respects.
     Mr. Catoe was born February 1, 1947 in Lancaster, SC a son of the late Julius Cromwell Catoe and Ethel Vincent Catoe. He was a retired employee of H & K Interiors and a former mechanic at Jefferson Auto Parts. Sam was a former member of Union Hill Baptist Church. His hobbies included “tinkering” on antique cars, especially an old Ford with a Chevrolet engine. He was affectionately known as the Saturday afternoon “Shade-TreeMechanic” of Angelus.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Catoe was also preceded in death by “Junior” Wylie Catoe and William Catoe; sisters, Betty Hancock, Ethelene Catoe, Peggy D. Catoe, Mabelene Jenkins, Helen Catoe, and Fannie Mae Mahaffey.
     Survivors include his sons, John Marcus (Donna) Catoe of McBee, SC, and Adam (Stacey) Catoe of Jefferson, SC; and their mother, Linda Catoe of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Joshua (Ana) Branham, and Lucas Catoe; great grandchild, Dawsen Branham; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 Hwy. 151, Jefferson, SC 29718.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Catoe family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 26, 2022.

Tony M. Crenshaw
PATRICK – SFC Tony M. Crenshaw (US Army RET) age 75, entered into rest on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church by Pastor Tracy Hinson, Dr. Lindsey Powell, and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Thursday prior to the service at the church and other times at the home.
     Friends could visit Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 between the hours of 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM to view and pay their respects.
     Mr. Crenshaw was born October 16, 1946 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Randolph Henry and Ruby Caulder Crenshaw. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired with the rank of Sergeant First Class from the SC Army National Guard with over 32 years of service. During his military career, Tony was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, in addition to
numerous other badges and ribbons.
     Following his military career, Mr. Crenshaw was employed with McCoy-Ellison Machinery Company. He was a faithful member of Lower Macedonia
Baptist Church, where he enjoyed participating in the annual Living Last Supper drama. Tony enjoyed working on antique cars and tractors, and was known to be a collector of “valuables.” He had a special place in his heart for animals and loved his cats and dogs. A man who had a big heart and never met a stranger, Tony would give you the shirt off his back. He was always seeking ways to help others. He will be fondly remembered as a man who loved God, his family, and his country.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Crenshaw was also preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Byrd Crenshaw; and brother-in-law, Bobby Morris.
     Survivors include his wife, Lesa Marie Crenshaw of the home; son, Tony Michael (Andrea) Crenshaw, II of Patrick, SC; daughter, Amy L. (Chuck Tucker) Crenshaw of Society Hill, SC; grandchildren, Charles Austin Tucker, Summer Jade Crenshaw, Madison Elizabeth Crenshaw, Ruby Caroline Crenshaw, and Macy McDonald;1 great granddaughter; brother, Virgil C. (Mildred) Crenshaw of Cheraw, SC; sisters, Bonnie C. Morris of Cheraw, SC, Joyce C. (Tom) Smith, and Gail C. Paul both of Patrick, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children
      Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crenshaw family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 26, 2022.

Betty Griggs English
WALLACE – Mrs. Betty Griggs English, 83, died on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Born, June 24, 1938, in Marlboro County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Julia Leviner Griggs. Betty was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Wallace, SC, and a charter member of
the Wallace Rescue Squad where she was a certified EMT. She loved to spend time with her family and enjoyed cooking, canning, and reading. Betty also loved going to her 57-year standing Wednesday hair appointment.
     Along with her parents, listed above, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Zeb Wilson English; a daughter, Gaynell Coates; a son, Randy English; a grandson, Jeffrey Polson; and 12 brothers and sisters.
     She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons, Andy (Hope) English of Cheraw, SC, Frankie English of Wallace, SC, and Brittany (Mandy) English of Bennettsville, SC; a daughter, Elaine (Tony) Creech of Wallace, SC; a brother, Edwin Griggs of Wallace, SC 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
     A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Wallace, SC.
     The family received friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. just prior to the service on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.
     Memorials may be made to Crescent Hospice, 696 Medical Park Drive, Hartsville, SC 29550; or to Wallace Rescue Squad, 4013 Highway 177, Wallace, SC 29596; or to the American Heart Association, 181 E. Evans Street, Suite #200, Florence, SC 29506. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 26, 2022.

Ronnie Perkins
BENNETTSVILLE – Mr. Ronnie Perkins, 63, died on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Born, February 14, 1958, in Bennettsville, SC, he was a son of the late Henry and Kathleen Pate Perkins. Ronnie was in the South Carolina National Guard and was a fabricator in Textiles. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, which were his world.
     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Fine Perkins, and a sister, Donna Marie Perkins.
     Ronnie leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Sandra Hayes Perkins of the home; a son, Colby O’Neal and wife, Tobae of Columbia, SC; a daughter, Chandler O’Neal of Bennettsville, SC; brothers, David Perkins of Clio, SC, and Sherwood Perkins of Bennettsville, SC; sisters, Susie Patterson and husband, Mickey of Bennettsville, Faye Nolan of Bennettsville, SC, and Joyce Brown, of Cheraw, SC; and his grandchildren, Bryce O’Neal, Emery O’Neal, Emmit O’Neal, and Talon Pate.
     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.
     A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Mt. Elem Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Clio, S C. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 26, 2022.

Walter ‘Keith’ Burr
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Walter “Keith” Burr, age 73, entered into rest on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Morven Cemetery by Pastor Alisha Hansen. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery.
     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 if desired to bring and wear a mask.
     Mr. Burr was born September 30, 1948 in Florence, SC a son of Betty Gulledge Burr and the late Walter R. Burr, Jr. He was a retired employee of CMC Building Supply and a former employee of Bilby Construction and A.O. Smith.
     Keith was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. A man who loved his family deeply, Keith enjoyed hosting family get togethers, cooking, and taking family trips.
     In addition to his father, Mr. Burr was also preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Diggs Burr; mother-in-law, Sarah H. Diggs.
     Survivors include his beloved mother, Betty G. Burr; sisters, Kathy (Tom) Sheeler, and Kaye (Rod) Clark; brother, Kurt Burr all of Chesterfield, SC; sisters-in-law, Susan Ratliff of Wadesboro, NC, and Faye Diggs of Cheraw, SC; nephews, Lee (Mandi) Sheeler of Chesterfield, SC, Roddy (Carrie) Clark of Florence, SC, and Kyle (Lindsey) Johnson of Wadesboro, NC; and great nieces, Brantley Sheeler and Ali Kate Sheeler.
     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Burr family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 8 • February 2, 2022.

Larry Lyston Harsey Sr.
CHERAW – Mr. Larry Lyston Harsey, Sr., 72, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Born, October 9, 1949, in West Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late Murphy and Lois Bryan Harsey. Larry attended Anointed Word Ministries in Cheraw, SC and was a member of the Cheraw Masonic Lodge #15 and a Shriner for over 40 years. He was also a Gideon and a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy in 1976.
     Mr. Harsey had a true servant’s heart and loved helping people through his work. He was a licensed Pharmacist for 46 years, working for many pharmacies over the years, including owning Harsey Pharmacy inside of the Cheraw IGA for over 20 years. Larry loved USC Gamecocks football holding season tickets for a long time. He also loved spending time with his family, and old cars.
     Larry leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 31 years, Vernon Clark Harsey of the home; children, Bethany Brooke Harsey (Shawn Sullivan) of Lugoff, SC, Joseph Vernon Harsey of NY and Larry Harsey, Jr. of Leesville, SC; brothers, DeWitt Harsey, Dwight Harsey, John Melvin Harsey, Phillip Harsey, David Harsey, and Devere Harsey; and a host of other relatives and friends.
     A funeral service was at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the committal service at the cemetery.
     In lieu of flowers: Anointed Word Ministry, 550 Sand Piper Circle, Cheraw, SC 29520.
      The family requests that everyone in attendance at the service, please wear face coverings and adhere to Covid protocol.  Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 8 • February 2, 2022.

James ‘Jimmy’ Raeford Hatcher
WALLACE – Mr. James “Jimmy” Raeford Hatcher, 56, died on Friday, January 21, 2022. Born, March 24, 1965, in Chesterfield County, SC, he was a son of Barbara Melton Hatcher and the late Paul S. Hatcher, Sr. Jimmy enjoyed spending time fishing.
     Along with his father, listed above, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Pauline Hatcher Chavis, and Nancy Hatcher Linton.
     Jimmy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother, Barbara Payne and step-father, Keith Payne of Cheraw, SC, his wife, Connie Hatcher of Wallace, SC, stepchildren, Elvis Goins, Tracy Goins, and Casey Milligan, as well as eight step-grandchildren, daughters, Ashley and Heather Hatcher of Cheraw, SC, one granddaughter, Olivia Provau of Cheraw, SC, two sons, Roy and James Hatcher, a brother, Paul S. Hatcher, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Peggy Cheek and husband, Leroy of Wallace, SC and Barbara Ann Lowery and husband, Donnie, of Morven, NC.
     The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.
     A graveside funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Wallace, SC. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 8 • February 2, 2022.

Joseph Kershaw Newsom
CHERAW – Joseph Kershaw Newsom, MD quietly “slipped the surly bonds of earth” on 24 January, 2022 following a protracted illness.
     Dr. Joe was born 2 August 1931 in Kershaw County in the home where his mother’s family had lived for generations. He was the only child of Roger Acra Newsom and Lula Belle McKinnon. Raised on their modest family farm in Lee County, he attended public schools in Bishopville, playing baseball and football and driving a school bus. Following graduation from The Citadel, he married Martha Elizabeth Young of Mayesville, and the couple was stationed in Germany where a son, JK “Shaw” Newsom Jr., joined the command. While enrolled at Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, daughters Shannon Elizabeth and Patricia Seyborn were born. Returning to South Carolina, Dr. Newsom established his family’s home in Cheraw where he practiced Family Medicine for over fifty years. Dr. Newsom later married Barbara Epstein of Cheraw, and sons, Jacob Andrew Newsom and William Alexander Newsom joined the family. Following Barbara’s death, he married Nancy Stubbs Newsom of Cheraw who cared for him as his health declined.
     In addition to his patients, and his love of medicine, flying and his collection of aircraft were his next greatest passions in life. He often shared his love of flying with others, supporting community events and working to help establish aviation as an important economic driver in his community. He also served on several local and state boards and commissions throughout his life. He also was a member of Cheraw First Presbyterian Church.
     Dr. Newsom is survived by his wife of 23 years, Nancy S. Newsom, of the home; his children, Dr. Shaw Newsom (Carol) of Cheraw; Shannon N. Stokes (Al) of Bluffton, SC; Patricia S. Newsom of Beaufort, SC; Drew Newsom (Daniel) of Saratoga, CA; and Dr. Alex Newsom (Heather) of Southport, NC. In addition, the family wishes to acknowledge Lisa Hodge Quick of Bennettsville, a dear and devoted friend of many years. Dr. Newsom is also survived by a step-daughter, Beth B. Oneal (Jimmy), six grandchildren, three step grandchildren, three great grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren and numerous cousins in the McKinnon and Newsom clans.
     Memorials may be made to: Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520; Scotia Village, 2200 Elm Avenue, Laurinburg, NC 28352; St. David’s Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520; Turkey Creek Cemetery Association, 4375 Bishopville Hwy, Bethune, SC 29009; or the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
     The family respectfully asks that their privacy be respected at this time.
     A graveside memorial service for family and close friends only was held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 30, 2022 in St. David’s Cemetery
     A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 8 • February 2, 2022.

James Arthur Powe Sr.
Heaven gained an angel on Wednesday night, January 19, 2022 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Florence, SC by the name of James Arthur Powe, Sr. known to many as “Big Daddy”.
     James was born on September 17, 1931 to Eva and Walter Powe in Chesterfield, SC. He attended Spencer Chapel School in Chesterfield, SC.
     James was a godly man who loved God first, then his family, friends, and his church. He was known for his gardening skills. His sweet corn, okras, and green leafy vegetables were wanted by many in the community.
     James was a member of Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church and later moved his membership to Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church where he served faithfully for many years. He later joined Charity Community Church of Christ where he served and worked faithfully in many different capacities until his health began to fail.
     On September 9, 1951, he married his forever love, Ginger
Rogers, who preceded him in death. To this union seven children were born. James began his working career at Cheraw Box Mill and later at Delta Mills in
Wallace, SC for 38 years until his retirement. After retirement, his love for gardening grew tremendously. He faithfully planted his garden in the spring and fall of each year. He planted his last garden at the age of 89. His health began to fail and his boys took up the reigns from their father and harvested the vegetables that he had planted. He was recognized with an article in the United Farmers USA magazine for his love of gardening.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, six brothers: Artis, Willis, Rayfield, Jay Francis, Walter, and Deford and one sister: Arziner Hillian.
     Left to cherish precious memories, seven children: V. Ann Powe, L. Jeanette Powe, James “Bro” (Mary K.) Powe, Calvin (Mary A.) Powe, Walter “Terry” (Susan) Powe, Stephen (LaGena) Powe, Boiling Springs, SC, and Stephanie (James) Lock; a special granddaughter he raised as his own: Camillia Powe; three sisters: Ruby Cash, Baltimore, MD, Annie R. Powe and Mary P. Jachson, Cheraw, SC; eight grandchildren: Adrian Huntley, Newark, NJ, Latoya (Rakim) McQueen, Cheraw, SC, Lakeisha (Robert) Cole, Pageland, SC, Jamie (Darien) Brown, Summerville, SC, Franklin Powe,  Charlotte, NC, Trae Lock, Cheraw, SC, Stephen Powe, Atlanta, GA, and Denton (Tiraney) Powe, Charlotte, NC: eleven great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; one adopted son Orrin (Sharon) Thomas, Cheraw, SC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 8 • February 2, 2022.

Billy Ray Sullivan
JEFFERSON – Mr. Billy Ray Sullivan, age 90, entered into rest on Saturday, January 29, 2022. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Bethel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the sanctuary of Bethel Baptist Church.
     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 if desired to bring and wear a mask.
     Mr. Sullivan was born April 15, 1931 in Jefferson, SC a son of the late
Cletus K. and Clara Demby Sullivan. He was an U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and the owner and operator of Sullivan’s TV & Appliances for over 60 years. He was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he served as former Deacon and Sunday school superintendent. Mr. Sullivan served on the board of directors for Sandhills Medical Foundation for two terms, and was a member of the Jefferson Town Council. An avid outdoorsman, Billy Ray enjoyed gardening and working with his tractor. He will be fondly remembered as a man who loved his family deeply and never met a stranger.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Sullivan was also preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Jean Sullivan; son, Timothy Sullivan; and sister, Agnes Deese.
     Survivors include his wife, Jane Carriker; son, Michael (Elizabeth) Sullivan of Jefferson, SC; daughter, Charlene S. (Rev. Dan) Austin of Woodlawn, VA; grandchildren, Kelly A. (Scott) Haigler of Marshville, NC, Erin Austin of Woodlawn, VA, Jessica S. (Paul) Allen of Columbia, SC, and David (Melanie) Sullivan of Charlotte, NC; great grandchildren, Joshua Haigler, Ethan Haigler, Jesse Haigler, Eli Haigler, and Alyce Sullivan.
     Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 Hwy. 151, Jefferson, SC 29718.  Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sullivan family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 8 • February 2, 2022.

‘JB’ Roberts
“JB” Roberts passed away at McLeod Health Hospital inCheraw, SC on January 24, 2022. JB was born in Lockhart, Texas on June 19, 1921 to Joseph Benjamin Roberts and Hettie Maude McMahan. He is preceded in death by his wife Irene Lupien Roberts, his brother Ralph Roberts, and his grandson Anthony Furina.
     JB is survived by his sister Frances Melde, niece Vicky Gregson, six children, 12 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren, along with other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
     During high school JB was a football star. His pictures have been posted on the walls of Black’s Barbecue, a famous restaurant in Lockhart, Texas. JB joined the Navy after high school to see the world. He was trained and graduated at the Naval Base in San Diego, California. Before the war JB visited countries in the Caribbean like Trinidad, he also visited Brazil, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. In the Pacific area he went to Australia, Hawaii, and Tahiti. During WWII, JB served as a helmsman and a torpedoman on submarines such as the USS Bergall, the USS Sea Robin, and the USS Stingray. After WWII JB was stationed at the Naval Base in Portsmouth, NH where he met his wife of 47 years Irene. JB and Irene moved to Texas where he worked as a ladder man at a Fire Department in San Antonio, Texas. Later JB and Irene moved to Dover, NH where JB worked as tanner at the United Tanners Company until retirement.
     JB and Irene joined the organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1950. He served as an elder in the Dover, NH congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 27 years. JB and Irene then moved to Cheraw, SC where he served as an elder in the Cheraw congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 44 years. JB’s main purpose in life was to serve his Creator as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the best way possible, and to work hard sharing his faith he so strongly believed in with as many people as possible.
     JB was a great conversationalist. He was always surrounded by family and friends where all enjoyed his humorous and serious stories he shared as a boy growing up in Texas, his life during the war, and raising his six children.
     A virtual funeral will be  held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 3:30 pm.
Zoom Meeting ID: 8921345 0034. Passcode: 000143. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 8 • February 2, 2022.

Mary Ruth Melton Curlee
RUBY – Mrs. Mary Ruth Melton Curlee, age 80, entered into rest on Monday, January 31, 2022. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Friday, February 4, 2022 at Hopewell Baptist Church by the Honorable Reverend Richie Yow and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     Mrs. Curlee was born March 8, 1941 in Winnsboro, SC a daughter of the late Roy and Volena Boon Melton. She was a retiree of Mar Mac Industries in McBee, SC. Mrs. Mary was an active member of Hopewell Baptist Church where she served for many years as pianist and organist, and on various other committees. In her free time, Mary also enjoyed sewing.
     In addition to Mrs. Curlee’s parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank D. Curlee; son, David E. Curlee, as well as numerous siblings.
     Survivors include her daughter, Anita (Gene) Oliver of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Matthew Oliver, Sarah Oliver both of Chesterfield, SC; sister in-law, Fannie (Charles) Brock of Wingate, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials can be made in memory of Mrs. Curlee to Hopewell Baptist Church, P.O. Box 66, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Curlee family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.


Randall ‘Randy’ William DeWitt
CHERAW – Randall “Randy” William DeWitt, 62, passed on Monday, January 31, 2022. Born in Pottstown, PA he was the son of the late Rodman Spencer and Constance Mary Elizabeth Smale DeWitt. He belonged to St. Aloysius Catholic Parish in Pottstown, PA. He was a member of the USGA who enjoyed golf and traveling with his friends and family—especially in Jamaica. His smile was as big as his heart.
     Surviving are his wife, Teresa Yerace DeWitt of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Kari (Paul) Martindale of Ijamsville, MD, a grandchild, Sequoia Martindale, a sister Cindy (Denny) McConnell of Reading, PA, two nieces, Mallory (Eric) Hoffman and Coral (Timothy) Cooley, two grandnephews, Aiden Dease and Spencer Hoffman, and one grandniece, Zoey Hoffman.
     The family received friends at 12:00 noon, Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.
     A memorial service was held at 1:00 PM, Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A family celebration of life will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date.
     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

George Eugene Herndon
BENNETTSVILLE – Mr. George Eugene Herndon, 75, passed away, Sunday, January 30, 2022, after an illness at MUSC Florence Medical Center.
     Born in Bennettsville, SC on June 12, 1946, he was a son of the late George Martin Herndon, Jr., and Mary Elizabeth “GAGA” Pope Schofield. He was a member of the United States Navy. He retired after 33 years of dedicated service with BellSouth as an Electronic Technician. After retirement he assisted his wife with her family-owned business, Mary’s Restaurant, in Cheraw, SC. He enjoyed fishing, playing guitars, and spending time with his family.
     He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie “Cookie” Herndon of Cheraw; sons, Gene Herndon (Merri-Shannon) of Bennettsville and Eric Herndon (Leslie) of Bennettsville; stepsons, Matthew Teal of Kentucky and Daniel Teal (Kacy) of Chesterfield; brother, Charles “Wild Bill” Herndon (Donna) of Bennettsville; sister, Linda Lee (Ray) of Bennettsville; grandchildren, Paxton Herndon, Addison Herndon, Brayden Herndon, Braxton Teal, Maggie Teal, and Neason Teal.
     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above; sister, Pat Claiborne; stepfather, John Schofield.
     A visitation was held 6-8 PM, Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at Burroughs Funeral Home.
     Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Herndon family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

Novella McLain Jacobs
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Novella McLain Jacobs, age 89, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM Saturday, February 5, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Jerry Watson and Brent Taylor with burial following in the St. John Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, February 4, 2022 at the funeral home.
     Mrs. Jacobs was born November 18, 1932 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Oscar Drew and Rosa Lee Boan McLain. She was a homemaker and former employee of McLain Insurance. A member of Ruby Baptist Church, Novella enjoyed reading and studying God’s word, and was a faithful Pastor’s wife for many years. She enjoyed gardening, working in her flower beds, and cooking for her family.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jacobs was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 70 years, Reverend Ralph H. Jacobs, Sr.; brothers, John Russell McLain, and Barney Gilbert McLain; brothers-in-law, Garland Anson Jacobs, Sr., Richard Scott Jacobs, Sr., and R.B. Campbell; sisters-in-law, Barbara Jacobs Campbell, and Ruth W. McLain; and her son, Reverend John Mark Jacobs.
     Survivors include her sons, Ralph Hubert (Debbie) Jacobs, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, and Martin Scott (Paula) Jacobs of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Tish (Jamie) Campbell, Tara Jacobs, Trina (Ashley Phillips) Jacobs, Tamara Jacobs, Drew Jacobs, Ana-Hayley Jacobs, Caleb (Jasmine) Jacobs, Graham Jacobs, Luke Jacobs, Dorothy “Dottie” Jacobs, and Emma Jacobs; 13 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Janice H. Jacobs, and Rebekah R. Jacobs both of Cheraw, SC, and Suellyn C. McLain of Patrick, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     The family would like to express their thanks to special caregivers, Marlene Hernandez, Julick Deese, Lisa Hodge, Charlene Hodge; and the staff of McLeod Hospice for their excellent care, love, and support shown to Mrs. Jacobs and the family.
     Memorials may be made to St. John Freewill Baptist Church “Cemetery Fund,” 1843 St. John Church Rd, Patrick, SC 29584 or to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jacobs family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

 

Rajeene McCray
PAGELAND – Rajeene McCray, 41, died Thursday, January 17, 2022. A graveside service was held Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 1pm from the Nicey Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 3195 Snyder Kirkley Road, Pageland, SC.
     She was born February 8, 1980 in Chesterfield County, SC to Alberta McCray Melton and Fred Lowery.
     Survivors: sons, Kayveon McCray (Quantasia McBride) and Jaquae’s McCray of the home; grandchildren, Kaysen McCray and Ky’zah McCray of Pageland, SC parents, Alberta Melton (Micky) of the home and Fred Lowery of Pageland, SC; brothers, Christopher Lee McCray, Fred Lowery, Jr. (Tasha) of Pageland, SC, Rodney Lockhart (Michelle) of Lancaster, SC and Don Hancock (Sharon) of Peachland, NC; sisters, Sylvia Lowery Brown and Sandra Lowery Haggins of Pageland, SC; uncles, Charles McCray of Pageland, SC, Ricky McCray of Monroe, NC and Wilson McCray of Pageland, SC.

     Services are rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

Alice Jean Brock Quick
WALLACE – Mrs. Alice Jean Brock Quick, 83, died on Monday, January 31, 2022. Born, March 9, 1938, in Chesterfield, SC, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Ruby Driggers Brock. Mrs. Quick was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Wallace and worked in the cafeteria in the former Wallace High School.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her son, Bruce Jennings Quick.
     Alice leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband Francis Quick of the home; sons, Brian Jeffery Quick of Wallace, SC, Kenneth Dawson Quick of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Francis Timothy Quick of Wallace, SC; grandchildren, Brandon Quick, Kelynn Keith, Gavin Quick, Zack Quick, Brock Quick, Darren Quick, Miranda Quick, and Ethan Bradley; and eight great-grandchildren.
     A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Chatham Hills Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service on Thursday at Kiser Funeral Home.
     Memorials may be made to Regency Hospice, 205 East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Kiser Funeral Home is entrusted with the services for Mrs. Quick. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

Marion Frances Ratliff

Marion Frances Ratliff, 82, earned her wings on January 30th, 2022, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. At her request no service will be held.
     Marion was born July 1st, 1939, in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. She was the third oldest of seven children born to Lexie Davis and Steele Ratliff. She grew up raising hell with her sisters Sue, Barbara, Helen, Peggy, Ann, and her brother Junior.
     An exceptional woman who lived an extraordinary life. Marion started her career with American Airlines as a stewardess in 1963 and remained a representative of beauty, service, and style for over 40 years travelling the
world.
     She became a dedicated and loving mother in 1975 and again in 1976 while living in Australia as the wife of a Marine Corp diplomat. After returning to the United States, she settled in Southern California near her beloved sister Sue. Choosing to retire in closer proximity to her sisters, she moved back to the east coast in the mid-1990s.
      Marion is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, John and Jackie Whittelsey of Tega Cay, son Brad Whittelsey of San Diego, sister Sue LePage of Charlotte, and loving grandchildren Katelyn and Keegan.
     It is requested that condolences be sent in the form of donations to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

Martha Jean Jordan Robertson
PAGELAND – Mrs. Martha Jean Jordan Robertson entered into rest with her Lord on January 31, 2022. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 1:00 PM Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Providence Baptist Church with Pastor David Bridwell and Dr. Roger Wall officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends in the Family Life Center following the interment.
     Martha was born August 1, 1939, in Pageland, SC, a daughter to the late Earl Franklin and Ethel Miller Demby Jordan. Martha was retired from Thaxton Insurance Agency and Robertson Farms.
     A faithful member of Providence Baptist Church in Pageland, Martha had formerly served her Lord as a Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member, and Sunday School Secretary. Martha also formerly served as a Hospice of Chesterfield County Volunteer.
     What began as being a rider on his school bus and a first date at a high school dance, blossomed into a 63-year marriage to her beloved husband Ray. They worked hard building a home for themselves and their three daughters. As a devoted mother, she taught her daughters to be hard working, independent, compassionate, and to love Jesus. Her grand and great-grandchildren were Martha’s greatest reward and she loved them all dearly.
     Martha took great pride in dressing well, her home, and keeping her yard beautiful. She was a flower and vegetable gardener, growing and canning food for her family. An amazing cook, her family especially loved her cubed steak and gravy!
     In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her siblings Howard Jordan, J.D. Jordan, Earline Hicks and Dianne Caldwell.
     Survivors include her devoted husband, Coyt Ray Robertson of the home; daughters, Pamela Blackwell (Ted) of Columbia, SC; Robin Mungo (Neil) of Pageland, SC; and Sharon Eubanks (Tim) of Jefferson, SC; Grandchildren, Katie Eubanks, Ben Blackwell, Emily Courtney, Will Mungo, Clay Blackwell, Sam Mungo, and Tommy Eubanks; Great-grandchildren, Kaylee Eubanks, Hayden Courtney, Madelyn Alexander and Camryn Courtney; Brothers, James Lewis Jordan, Harold Jordan and sisters, Ruby Outen and Elsie Price; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials can be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Rd, Pageland, SC 29728. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home ofChesterfield, SC is serving the Robertson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

Anthony Scott Sutton
BENNETTSVILLE – Mr. Anthony “Scott” Sutton, 50, died on Sunday, February 6, 2022. Born, June 11, 1971, in Cheraw, SC, he was the son of Randolph Sutton and Hilda Rae Hendrix Hood. Scott worked in various textile plants and loved to joke and hang out with his friends. He was also full of life and fun to be around.
     Scott leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother, Hilda Rae Hood of Bennettsville, SC; father, Randolph Sutton of Wallace, SC; brothers, Duane Randall “Randy” Sutton of Nichols, SC, Randolph Blake Sutton of Bennettsville, SC, and Randolph Sutton, Jr. (Sierrika) of Wallace, SC; sisters, Betty Cooke (Allen) of Gallivants Ferry, SC, and Ronnie Hood (Scott Smith) of Bennettsville, SC; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
     A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC
     The family received friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. just prior to the service on Tuesday at the Funeral Home.
     The family has entrusted Kiser Funeral Home to handle the services for Mr. Sutton. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

Marcia Adams Tolson
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Marcia Adams Tolson, age 66, entered into rest on Thursday, February 3, 2022. Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM Monday, February 7, 2022 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor and Steve Sanderson with burial following in the Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     Mama Marcia’s last wishes to her children were to love and take care of one another, then make sure everyone else knows, “I love them”.
     Special thanks to the nurses and doctors that tried to provide her with quality care.
     Special thanks to God Almighty for being merciful and taking her home at His appointed time and Jesus Christ for salvation.
     Marcia Dale (Adams) Tolson was born on May 31st, 1955 to Thomas Jefferson Adams and Mary Dell (Jones) Adams. Marcia was the proud mother of James Tolson (Elizabeth Tolson) and Rose Jordan (Blake Jordan). Marcia was also the proud grandmother (Gigi) of Elyjah Blake Jordan, Jeremiah Graham Jordan and Benjamin Judah Jordan. She also cared for Angel Wilks, “Vicky” Purvis, “Lulu” Purvis and “Sophi” Purvis as her own grandchildren. Her fur grandbabies were Maybelle, Roscoe, Whisper and Whitey. Mama Marcia often showed her love for others in the kitchen. She loved to cook for any and everybody, including her furbabies.
     In addition to loving as a mother and grandmother, she was a beloved sister to Darryl Floyd (Gail) Wallace, Linda Ann (Edwin) Taylor, Mary Oletta (Ray) Deese and Vera Kay “Bebe” Adams. She regarded Margaret (Peter) Mattedich as siblings as well. Marcia was also a proud aunt of many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed spending time with her siblings so much.
     Beyond the family, she was an Ag Ed mom, tried and true. Proud of the hundreds of FFA members she’s fed over the years, her children and their
work in agricultural education and involvement in organizations such as: FFA and SC Farmer and Agribusiness Association.
     Most important of all, Mama Marcia confessed her love and thanks for Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior.
     A few family members she looked forward to seeing again after all these years: Mama, Daddy, Bebe, Aunt Julia, Uncle Ed. Not to mention how much she looked forward to meeting the rest of her grandchildren.
     Memorials may be made to the local FFA or 4H organization of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Tolson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

John P. Winburn
John P. Winburn of Venice, FL, passed away on January 26, 2022, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in 1949 and was the oldest
son of the late John and Margaret Winburn.
     John grew up in a small town in South Carolina where good manners and southern charm were permanently instilled in him. As a young man, John served in the National Guard and after graduating college, he left his hometown for Washington, DC and the halls of Congress where he proved to be an excellent student for his mentors, Representatives Tom Gettys and
Ken Holland. John had his own political aspirations and in 1982 made an unsuccessful bid for Congress. Ever the optimist, John would later say the loss was the best defeat he ever suffered as it propelled him into the exciting and influential world of Washington lobbying. In a career spanning four decades, John was recognized as a top 10 tax lobbyist whose accomplishments vastly improved the lives of generations of American families and will be his lasting professional legacy.
     A southern gentleman with an infectious smile and a personality to match, John opened doors—both figuratively and literally—for scores of people from all walks of life. He was the quintessential people person who loved asking others about themselves and their families and easily recalled
every detail at their next encounter. On any given day John could be found at his “satellite office”, the National Democratic Club, holding court with Members of Congress and other lobbyists. John hosted countless fundraising dinners at his DC home always serving up a feast of laughter, friendship, and commitment to good government. He would concoct the most hilarious stories to share with his dinner guests who would laugh so hard they cried.
     John was a masterful communicator who had a brilliant way of stringing words together to both influence and entertain. He knew when and how to add levity to a situation by pulling from an inexhaustible library of amusing
idioms and “Winburnisms”— ”You can’t put a quart of water in a pint jar” and “Now we’re getting to the wet part of the onion”. He was incredibly giving and made generosity a lifestyle.
     John will be remembered as a great, sweet soul who radiated happiness and positivity to all who crossed his path.
     A devoted husband and father, John is survived by his wife, Bonita Hollis; his son, Ben, wife Nicole and their children Charles, Margaret and Annabelle; his stepson Michael, wife Virginia, and their children Misty, Michael, Connor, Kieran, and a great granddaughter Abby; his siblings, Kenneth, wife Betty and their son Brian; Diane, husband David Dyches; and a niece, Rhonda. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife Alice Hinson and his brother Joseph.
     “Thank you for being my friend” -John Winburn. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • February 9, 2022.

Donald J. ‘Don’ Felts
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Donald J. “Don” Felts, age 63, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, February 13, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home by Nathan Gardner and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     It was Mr. Don’s request that everyone that attends his service to please dress casually.
     Mr. Felts was born July 20, 1958 in Corbin, KY a son the late Donald William and Janice Turner Felts. He was a graduate of Laurens High School and the former owner and operator of Felts Plumbing. Don worked for years in construction as a pipefitter. An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Felts enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and “tinkering” in his shop. Above all else, Don loved his family and enjoyed the many hunting and fishing trips they made through the years.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Felts was also preceded in death by his brother, Darrell Felts.
     Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Susan King Felts of the home; children, Elizabeth (Chris) Cook of Shickshinny, PA, and James (Heather) Felts of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Cari Chavis, Gabe Chavis, Mason Felts, Rylie Felts; siblings, Dennis (Lauren) Felts of Titusville, FL, Doug (Rita) Felts of Denver, NC, David (Chelsey) Felts of Mineral Springs, NC; brothers-in-law, Tommy (Jackie) King of Eatonton, GA, Steve (Debbie) King of Chesterfield, SC, John (Susan) King of Chesterfield, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     The family would like to express a very special Thank You to Kristen Sellers of Regency SouthernCare Hospice for her extraordinary care and  friendship to their family.
     Memorials may be made to Dixie Baseball of Chesterfield, P.O. Box 826, Chesterfield, SC 29709
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Felts family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 16, 2022.

Josette Bracey Funderburk
PAGELAND – Josette Bracey Funderburk, 53, died Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Funeral service was held Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 at 2pm from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Rock Hill A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was born October 26, 1968 in Chesterfield County, SC to Susie Robinson Bracey and the late Pete Bracey. Survivors: her husband, Kenneth Funderburk; children, Jacqueline Massey (Lavasia) of Waxhaw, NC, Christopher Bracey (Shaquinta) Bracey of Pageland, SC, and Rontavise Bracey (Shontavia) of Monroe, NC; mother, Susie Robinson Bracey of Jefferson, SC; brothers, Petey Bracey (Nikki) of Jefferson, SC, Kenny Bracey (Louisea) of Jefferson, SC, Michael Chambers (Dawn) of Kershaw, SC, and Ricky Chambers (Sharon) of Killeen, TX; sisters, Angela Flythe (Arthur) of Pageland, SC, Loretta Lowery (Bobby) of Jefferson, SC, Twanna Sowell (Terry) of Jefferson, SC, and Jacqueline Blakeney (Charles) of Jefferson, SC; eleven grandchildren, Jamie, Peyton, Tytalesha, Lavasia, Jr., of Waxhaw, NC, Matthew, Mea, Ava of Pageland, SC, Rontavise, Jr., Madison, Mackenzie and Sekani of Monroe, NC; bonus granddaughter, Aniyah, Etrinity of Waxhaw, NC. Services are rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 16, 2022.

Bessie Mae Lucas Graham
SOCIETY HILL – Bessie Mae Lucas Graham, 99, died Thursday, January 25, 2022. Graveside services was held Monday, January 31, 2022 at 1PM from the Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery, 802 Church St., Society Hill, SC. She was born May 25, 1922 to the late Maggie Douglas Lucas and James Lucas in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: daughters, Thelma Ellerbe, Society Hill SC, Katherine (Archie) Peterson, Hartsville SC and Kinshasa Gillespie, Darlington SC; sons, Edward (Betty) Graham, Bennettsville, SC, Jerry ( Diane) Graham, Hartsville SC and Larry Graham, Society Hill, SC; special granddaughter, Malencia Ellerbe, Society Hill, SC; special grandson, Shantel Larry Bull, Darlington, SC; daughter-in-law, Cathy Graham, Bennettsville, SC; brother-in-law, Samuel (Harriet) Lewis, Hartsville, SC); her “Buddy Row”, Daniel Cuffie, Society Hill, SC; special niece, Glenda (Richard) Desir, Newark, NJ; nine grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren. Services are rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 16, 2022.

Jackie Marion Quick
CHERAW – Jackie Marion Quick, 79, died Saturday, February 12, 2022. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of the late Dan Cleveland Quick and Elouise Turner Quick Jordan. He was a member of the Cheraw Church of God, where he had served as a member of the Church Council, Usher, member of the Finance Committee and Security Team. He was retired from Spartan Food Systems. Mr. Quick and his wife Helen had been the owners of Buy-Rite Produce.
     Surviving is his wife Helen Rouse Quick of the home, a son, Chuck (Roxanne) Quick of Hamlet NC, daughters, Jacqueline Gause of Bennettsville, SC, Patricia (Todd) Bethea of Bennettsville, SC, Grandchildren, Ashley (Dan) Parker, Amber (Chris) Oxendine, Chuckie (Paige) Quick, Danny (Jen) Quick, Carla Gause, Whitney (Adam) Parker, Ryan (Tiffany) Bethea, Lindsay Bethea and 16 great grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, sisters, Pearl Sessions, Rachel Chavis, Rita Chavis, Ora Holland, Vera Grant, Eva Dean Driggers, brothers, Dan Quick Jr., James Quick, and Thomas Turner.
     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, February 14, 2022 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.
     A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at the Cheraw Church of God. Burial was in the Watson Cemetery in Mullins, SC.
     Memorials to: Cheraw Church of God, Building Fund, 100 Pecan Orchard Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 16, 2022.

William R. “Bill” Wilkerson
CHERAW – Mr. William R. “Bill” Wilkerson, age 76, entered into rest on Friday, February 11, 2022. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Mark Plyler and Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 1:30 – 3:00 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 if desired to bring and wear a mask.
     Mr. Wilkerson was born April 5, 1945 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Arthur and Naomi Gooden Wilkerson. He was a graduate of Ruby High School, a U.S. Air Force Veteran, and member of SC Army National Guard. He was a retired plant manager with Crown Cork & Seal with over 20 years of service. Bill was a member of Refuge Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. A man who enjoyed the outdoors, Bill enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and working on antique cars.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilkerson was also preceded in death by his brother, Tom Wilkerson; and sisters, Melba Shephard, and Ruby Lee Wilkerson.
     Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Vernie K. Wilkerson of the home; son, Timothy (Kylie) Wilkerson of Florence, SC; daughter, Angela (Michael) Hughes of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandson, Chasen Wilkerson of Florence, SC; brother, Bobby (Sue) Wilkerson of Cheraw, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Refuge Baptist Church, c/o Sue Wilkerson, 5952 W. Market Street Ext., Cheraw, SC 29520, or to a humane society of one’s choice.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wilkerson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 16, 2022.

Billy Ray Woodward
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Billy Ray Woodward, age 60, entered into rest on Monday, January 31, 2022 at his home  with his wife by his side. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Jamie Gulledge and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends could stop by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until service time to view and pay their respects. The family received friends at the home.
     Mr. Woodward was born April 27, 1961 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Clark Lawrence and Betty Gaskins Woodward.
     He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, Class of 1979, and a retired employee of Ina Bearing after 39 years of service. His hobbies included fishing, playing golf, and mowing grass all through the neighborhood. Billy also enjoyed all genres of music, and was a proud supporter and booster club member of the Chesterfield Rams Football program. A true family man, his heart was his family, especially being “Poppy” to his grandbaby, Ashton. From playing softball to helping with homework their bond was inseparable.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Woodward was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Bruce Chewning; nephew, Stuart Rayfield; and brother-in law, Arlee Gaddy.
     Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Deronda Rayfield Woodward of the home; daughter, Alishia (Jason) Watford of Darlington, SC; granddaughter, Ashton Lawrence Watford; siblings, Jerry (Rachel) Woodward of Pageland, SC, Betty Gaddy of Wadesboro, NC; Johnny (Melinda) Woodward of Ruby, SC; Melvin (Dawn) Woodward of Marshville, NC; Carolyn (Junior) Sellers of Cheraw, SC; Dean (Patsy) Woodward of Pageland, SC; Peggy (Danny) Gulledge of Ruby, SC; Mickey (Michelle) Woodward of Chesterfield, SC; and Barbara Woodward of Ruby, SC; mother-in-law, Beverly Chewning of Chesterfield, SC; brothers-in-law, Larry (Deborah) Rayfield of Ruby, SC, Randy (Donna) Rayfield, and Ricky (Mary Ruth) Rayfield both of Chesterfield, SC, Bruce (Leigh) Chewning of Ruby, SC, and Brian (Carissa) Chewning of Versailles, KY; special family friends, Jamie & Judy Gulledge; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be directed to the McLeod Health Foundation, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502 to support the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment & Research; and McLeod Hospice. Both of these wonderful organization provided exceptional service to Billy and his family.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Woodward family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 16, 2022.

Bobby ‘Jack’ Crowley
Patrick – Mr. Bobby “Jack” Crowley, age 83, entered into rest on Sunday, February 13, 2022. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, February 17, 2022 at St. John Freewill Baptist Church by Reverend Wayne Hodge with burial following in the Grace and Mercy Worship Center Cemetery (formerly Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery). The family received friends from 5:00–7:00 PM Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     The family respectfully requests NO VISITORS at the home during this time. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crowley family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Shelby Rollings Gainey
Ruby – Mrs. Shelby Rollings Gainey, age 84, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. A graveside service was held at11:00 AM Friday, February 18, 2022 at Greenlawn Memorial Park by Reverend William Alford. The family received friends immediately following the service at the  graveside.
     Mrs. Gainey was born October 21, 1937 in Pageland, SC a daughter of the late James and Mary Price Rollings. Mrs. Gainey was a member of Pageland First Baptist Church. She was a homemaker who liked to cook, crochet, and care for her family. Shelby enjoyed the simple pleasures in life; being outdoors, Hershey’s kisses, or a good Alan Jackson song. Whether it was road trips, a fish fry, or playing Pollyanna (of which she was the champion), Shelby cherished time spent with family. Mrs. Gainey also loved the family dog, Blossom; and above all else, her grandchildren.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gainey was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Junior Gainey; siblings, James Rollings, Imogene Carpenter, Billy Rollings, Johnnie Rollings, Charles Rollings, and Tish Rollins.
     Survivors include her children, Cynthia (Charles) Fender of Pageland, SC; Thomas Gainey of Pageland, SC; Sandra (John) Moose of Ruby, SC; and Troy Gainey of Charlotte, NC. 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, Clara (Boyd) Hayes of Pageland, SC; Kay Anderson of Pageland, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or to the Alzheimer’s Association
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gainey family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Gloria Ruth Lambert
CHERAW – Gloria Ruth Lambert, 75, passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Born, March 9, 1946, in Marlboro County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Hannah Isabelle Ainsworth Laundreaux. She was a Christian woman and devoted member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. Gloria was compassionate and loved helping and giving to others. Mrs. Lambert was a hard worker in the education field for 30+ years, and enjoyed reading, and watching movies. Gloria also loved spending time with her family and friends, and she had a love for hot air balloons.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, William “Bill” Wesley Lambert; and her brothers, Victor Laundreaux, Jr. and Joseph Laundreaux.
     Gloria leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Adam (Ashley) Lambert of Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Tish (David, Sr.) Hitesman of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, David Hitesman, Wesley Lambert, Kati Lambert, Jonathan Lambert; and a great-grandchild, Braxton Crowley.
     A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at North Cheraw Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC.
     The family received friends immediately following the service in Fellowship Hall of North Cheraw Baptist Church.
     Memorials may be made to North Cheraw Baptist Church, Building Fund, 101 Hartzell Ave., Cheraw, SC 29520. Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted with serving the Lambert Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

 James Darrell McAuley
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. James Darrell McAuley, age 57, entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 4, 2022. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date to celebrate the life of Mr. McAuley.
     Mr. McAuley was born April 6, 1964, a son of the late Norman Howard and Bobbie Lee Lemon McAuley. James grew up in the Sanford, NC area, he was the owner/operator of McAuley Land Surveying. Over the years, James has taught and mentored many people about the job of land surveying. He was an avid NC State fan, overall sports fan, and a tournament poker player. He also had the distinction of being an Eagle Scout. James will be remembered as a loving and outgoing man that enjoyed having a good time.
     Survivors include his wife, Shannon Justice of the home; sons, Michael (Rachel) McAuley of Apex, NC and Ryan Justice of Chesterfield, SC; daughters, Megan (John) Robison of Charlotte, NC, Michelle (Edward Dehart) McAuley of Charlotte, NC, and Megan (Cody) Sellers of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Madison McAuley, Eleanor McAuley, Piper Robison, and Alexander Sellers; and his aunt, Zoe Anne Herring of Siler City, NC.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to: Northeastern Technical College 1201 Chesterfield Hwy, Cheraw, SC 29520 C/O The McAuley Scholarship
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McAuley family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Lena Smith Vance
CHERAW – Mrs. Lena Smith Vance, 91, passed away on Friday, February 18, 2022. Born, January 19, 1931, in Kernersville, NC, she was a daughter of the late Ray Melton and Shirley Honeycutt Smith. Mrs. Vance was a member First Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and as a member of the Choir. She was also a former member of First Baptist Church in Kernersville, NC where she sang solos for funerals, and weddings. Lena was an artist and when she was in High School, she was the Art Director for her Class. She also loved to bake cakes for Hidden Treasures Restaurant in Cheraw, SC.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack Vance, and her brothers, Ray Smith, Ronnie Smith, and Keith Smith.
     Lena leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons, Jack Vance of Jacksonville, FL, and Robbie (Betty) Vance of Fancy Gap, VA; daughters, Gloria Turner of Cheraw, SC, and Shirley (James) Barefoot of Patrick, SC; a brother, Jack (Nancy) Smith of Kernersville, NC; grandchildren, Alison Line, Canady Thomas, Addison Taefi, Paul (Vincent) Vance, Emily (Yanetl) Diaz, Hannah (Jay) Vance, James C. (Stephanie) Curry, Jacqueline Curry Wilson, Jon M. (Emma) Turner, Trippe (Brittany) Harrington, Vance (Genesis) Harrington, Grace (Channing Lynch) Byrd, Zack (Madison Goode) Harrington, Jackson (Abyy) Harrington, and Sarah Barefoot; and great grandchildren, Patrick Line, Tekin Line, Lucas Line, Klein Thomas, Blake Taefi, Alanna Taefi, Sophie Vance Diaz, Addie Vance Diaz, Charley Vance Diaz, Cole Curry, Kadence Curry, Lily Turner, Stone Turner, Easton Turner, Sonny Turner, Kline Turner, Samuel Vance, Wilson, Addisyn Harrington, Reed Harrington, Emmy Harrington, Payton Harrington, Olivia Harrington, Wesly Byrd, Nora Byrd, Ainsley Lynch, Madelyn Lynch, Emma Harrington, Anna Harrington, Arya Harrington, and Bash Harrington.
     A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2022, in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service in the foyer of the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC.
     Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Vance family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Paul Joel Wallace Jr.
‘Sonny Boy’
Paul Joel Wallace, Jr. “Sonny Boy” was born March 31, 1947 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, son of the late Paul Wallace, Sr. and Janie Mae Dixon Wallace. He was a Veteran proudly serving our country in the United States Army, going on to retire from Delta Mills. Paul faithfully served as a member of Springfield Church of God and enjoyed working with the Jail Ministry and Nursing Home Ministries. As a Veteran, he enjoyed being a member of the VFW and Amvets Club. His favorite hobbies were working on cars, classic trucks, and tractors, especially his own. He also enjoyed being a member of the Tractor Club. Paul was devoted to his family and spending time with them, especially his grandchildren. He will forever be missed as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He passed on to his Heavenly home on February 13, 2022 at the age of 74.
     Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, James Edward Wallace; sisters, Ann Caulford, Carolyn Crowley, and Nita Faye Wallace.
     Paul is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years, Linda Wallace of the home; daughters, Katina Brown (Garrett) of Rockingham, NC, Heather Norton (Chris) of Laurel Hill, NC, Angelia Chase (David) of Manassas, VA; step-mother, Dot Burr of Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Myrtle Ratliff of Cheraw, SC, Katherine Wright (Andy) of Pageland, SC, Patricia Davis (Wesley) of Chesterfield, SC, Betty Jo Hatchell of Rockingham, NC, Sherry Wallace of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Kassidy Brown, Austin Norton, Angelle Norton, Jerrica Floyd, Roy Chase, Nicholas Chase, great grandchildren, Joshua, Lucas, Jaysen, Michael; a special cousin, Bernice Bowling, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends.
     Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Springfield Church of God, officiated by Rev. David Shoemake and Rev. Richard Tyson. Burial with military honors followed in Pinecrest Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service on Thursday from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at the church.
     Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service. Published in TheLink (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Hazel R. Davis
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Hazel R. Davis, age 84, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Friday, February 25, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Billy Jack Johnson and Brent Taylor  with burial following in the Teal Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mrs. Rivers was born October 13, 1937 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Mayo and Fannie Brooks Rivers. She was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church and a retired employee of Burlington Indurstries – Cordova Plant.
     Hazel recently retired from Grits & Groceries of Chesterfield after many years of not only working, but being a friend and offering a smile and time to talk to everyone that came in. She enjoyed watching sports and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. Hazel loved her family and especially was proud of being “Great Grandma” to Joshua.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Davis was also preceded in death by her husband, Rayson Davis; infant son, James Frank Davis; son, Rayson “Frosty” Davis, Jr.; brother, Charles Rivers; and sister, Effie Lou Jerome.
     Survivors include her daughter, Patti (Zeke) Chavis; granddaughter, Leigh Ann Parker; great grandson, Joshua Parker; niece, Denise (Jerry) Douglass all of Chesterfield, SC; nephew, David (Pam) Rivers of Waxhaw, NC; sister-in-law, Madge Rivers of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren of the heart, Brandon Douglass of Manchester, NH, and Elizabeth Douglass of West Columbia, SC.
     The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to hospice nurse, Stacy Beaver and the entire staff of McLeod Hospice for the excellent love and care provided to Mrs. Davis and her 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 Davis family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Elese D. Griggs
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Elese D. Griggs, age 88, entered into rest on Friday, February 25, 2022. Graveside services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, February 28, 2022 at Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery by Pastor Fred McDaniel and Rev. Jeff Gardner. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Sunday, February 27, 2022 at the family home, 655 Shiloh Acres Rd., Chesterfield, SC.
     Mrs. Griggs was born August 15, 1933 in Chesterfield County, SC a  daughter of the late Oscar and Era Jones Douglass. She was the secretary of Grady F. Griggs & Son Welding, Inc. and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening around her azaleas and working in her flowers. Elese enjoyed staying in contact with her friends.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Griggs was also preceded in death by her husband, Grady F. Griggs.
     Survivors include her son, Marty (Susie Trexler) Griggs of Chesterfield, SC; and a host of close friends.
     Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023                                                                                                                                                          
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Griggs family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Frederick ‘Fred’ Rivers Haley
Frederick “Fred” Rivers Haley, 78, of Orangeburg, SC, passed away February 1, 2022.
     A graveside service will take place in Cheraw, SC, at Old Saint David’s Cemetery on Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 PM. (Near the 2nd Street entrance).
Fred was born in Bennettsville, SC, a son of the late Charles Boyd Haley,  Sr. and the late Volina Rivers Haley. He grew up in Cheraw and was a graduate of Cheraw High School. Fred was a railroad engineer with CSX. After working with the railroad, he worked as a roofer.
      He was a veteran in the United States Air Force. Fred was a dedicated Ham radio operator with friends all over the world.
     Survivors include his daughter, Stewart Haley of Hamlet, NC; two sons, Jimmy Haley of Rockingham, NC, and Charlie Ruppe of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Eleanor Anderson of Fort Myers Beach, FL and Alice Bunton of Thomasville, NC; two brothers, Rev. David Haley of Leland, NC and Charles Haley of Florence, SC; seven grandchildren; and numerous extended family.
     He was predeceased by his parents and his brother-in-law, Rev. E. S. Anderson. Kiser Funeral home has been entrusted with local arrangements.
     Memorials may be made to: the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

James William Lowery
CHESTERFIELD – James William Lowery, 76, died Saturday, February 12, 2022. A graveside service was held Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 1pm from the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born August 5, 1945 in Chesterfield County, SC to late John Clarence and Martha Lowery Diggs. Survivors: sons, Darrell Lowery (Shelley) Atlanta Georgia, and Lamont Lowery, (Tiney) Chesterfield, SC; grandson, Lamonte Lowery, Cheraw SC; granddaughters, Sierra Lowery, Boynton Beach FL, Jaeven Lowery, Hermitage, TN, Jameka Lowery, Chesterfield SC, and Shania Lowery, Atlanta GA; great grandchildren, Mila Lowery, Cheraw SC and Legend Lowery-Lord, Hermitage TN; sisters, Yvonne Bracy, Ruby SC, Margaret McBride (James), Gwendolyn Diggs, and Terry Diggs, Chesterfield, SC, brothers, Vernon Diggs (Sherry), Jefferson SC, Jerry (Sarah) Diggs, Melvin Diggs, Ruby SC, David Diggs, Rockwell TX, and Jerome Myers, New Haven CT. Services are rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Bobby Morton
CHESTERFIELD – Reverend Bobby Morton, age 67, heard the words he had longed to hear and lived for on Saturday evening, February 19, 2022, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Eddie Brock and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Morton Family Cemetery. Other speakers include long-time friend, Roy Walls and Associate Pastor, Rocky Tyner. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home.
     Reverend Morton was born July 1, 1954 in Concord, NC a son of the late Bobby Lynn “Slim” and Flora Mae Furr Morton. He was the retired owner and operator of Bobby’s Auto Service. Under the leading of the Holy Spirit, Preacher Bobby founded Southern Grace Church and was Pastor the past 22 years until God called him home. A man who enjoyed being outdoors riding his horses, hunting, and fishing; his greatest passion was telling others about the good news of Jesus Christ. He was known not only as pastor, but a friend.
     He loved his Lord, his family, and his church; but his most proud title, “Paw” was earned while babysitting his grandchildren.
     In addition to his parents, Reverend Morton was also preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Morton, Frankie Morton, and David “Doby” Morton; and sister, Linda Collins.
     Survivors include his beloved wife of 31 years, Connie Williams Morton of the home; sons, Cody (Janna Burch) Morton, Henry Lee Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC, Ricky (Ellen) Morton of Cheraw, SC, Bobby Morton, Jr. of Kannapolis, NC, daughters, Cortney (Jacob) Brock, Kathy (Scottie) Sims both of Chesterfield, SC, and Jennie (Tommy) Williams of Kannapolis, NC; grandchildren, Kamdyn Brock, Luke Jordan, Fallon Morton,
Tommy Williams, Jr., Brittney Wingler, Abigail Williams, Chris Morton, Ricky Morton, Jr., Eric Lloret, Jr., Elena Garcia, Allison Sims, Liberty Sims, Brandy Sims, Loni Sims, and Josh Brown; 6 great–grandchildren; brothers, Tommy (Amanda) Morton, and Mike (Dawn) Morton both of Kannapolis, NC; numerous nieces and nephews; and his faithful furbaby, “Junkyard.”
     Memorials may be made to Southern Grace Church, P.O. Box 573, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Morton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, February 23, 2022.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Earnest Raley
JEFFERSON – Earnest Raley, 91, died Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Funeral services were held Monday, February 21. 2022 at 1PM from Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Mt. Harmon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. He was born May 10, 1930 to the late Tom Raley and Beanie Marshall. Survivors: by five children, Craven, Charles, Nettie, Vickie and Betty; daughter-in-law, Shirley Raley; three granddaughters, Bridget Sublet (Maurice) of Elizabethtown, KY, Shantina Raley-Charlot (Lionel) of Independence, KY, and Chelsea Raley-Ramos, Irmo SC; four grandsons, Jason Miller, Angelus, SC, Reynaldo Raley-Ramos, Pinellas, FL, Travis Raley (Nicole), McBee, SC, and Brad Wallace, Newport, KY; great grandchildren, Kamesha Duncan (Aliyah), Asia Caudle, Elizabethtown, KY, Jonathon (Jay) Charlot, Camryn Charlot, and Peyton Charlot, of Independence, KY, Crystal Woodall, Ashton Raley, and Skylar Raley of McBee, SC; four sisters, Augusta Watts, Luvenia Cunningham, both of Highpoint, NC, Vernice Givens, and Ementress Marshall; a brother, Anderson Marshall (Francis) of Charlotte, NC. Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Mary Frances Causey White
CHERAW – Mrs. Mary Frances Causey White, age 93, entered into rest on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church by Pastor Jason Pope and Pastor Doug Anderson with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.
     Mrs. White was born September 1, 1928 in Rockingham, NC a daughter of the late Adam Franklin Causey, Sr. and Myrtle Jordan Causey. She was a graduate of Morven High School, Class of 1947, and a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. A dedicated homemaker, Mrs. White enjoyed reading, sewing, canning and making jellies. She was a caregiver for ALL her family in each generation. She had the blessed distinction of 5 generations of family. A true matriarch of her family, Mrs. Frances will be fondly remembered for her deep love for her family, and her very prudent and practical diligence in taking care of her family.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. White was also preceded in death by her husband, William Gregory White, Sr.; sisters, Martha “Teenie” Causey Lee, and Esther Pauline “Nig” Causey; brothers, Adam Causey, Jr., and Bobby Causey; son-in-law, Donnie Webster; and daughter-in-law, Beth Baker White.
     Survivors include her children, Alice W. Webster, Greg (Nancy) White, Jr., Mike (Geraldine) White all of Cheraw, SC, and David White of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Donna (Johnny) Allen, Mikey White both of Cheraw, SC, Ko-Jack (Charlene) White of Chesterfield, SC, Lisa (Paul) Davis of McFarlan, NC, Brandy (William) Griggs of Hartsville, SC, Chelza (Greg) Leviner of Bennettsville, SC, William “Willie” White of Cheraw, SC, and Wayne (Barbara) Wallace of Columbia, SC; great grandchildren, Courtney (Keegan) Thompson, Rayne Davis, Steven (Courtney Lee) Johnson, Heidi Johnson, Ethan Griggs, Sophie Griggs, Charlie Grace Gaskins, Justin Gaskins, Parker Wallace, Kieran Leviner, Kyndall Leviner; great, great grandchildren, Makayla Johnson, Alyssa Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Victoria Johnson, Hudson Thompson, Magnolia Thompson, and Luca Ponce; and
     The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to family members who served as faithful caregivers in order to honor Mrs. Frances’ wishes to remain at home, Geraldine White, Alice Webster, Lisa & Paul Davis, Donna & Johnny Allen, Heidi Johnson, Steven Johnson, Makayla Johnson, Alyssa Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Victoria Johnson, and Rayne Davis; the staff of Compassion Home Care; hospice nurses, Lizz Burr & Stacy Beaver and the entire staff of McLeod Hospice.
     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 White family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Evan Vaughn Adams-Raczkowski
CHESTERFIELD – Evan Vaughn Adams – Raczkowski, age 36, entered into rest on Thursday, February 24, 2022. The family will announce a Celebration of Life Service in the near future in the Winthrop Community of Rock Hill, SC.
     In addition to the tribute wall online at mrcfuneralhome.com, a guest registry is available at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home for anyone who would like to pay their respects; and visitors are welcome at the home of Evan’s parents, Wayne and Pam Adams.
     Evan was born June 14, 1985 in Hartsville, SC the beautiful son of Gerald Wayne and Pamela Eddins Adams. He was a 2003 graduate of Chesterfield High School and earned his Bachelor of Arts in English, and Masters in Rhetoric and Composition from Winthrop University. He was also the recipient of a very distinguished fellowship in Journalism.
     A member of Chesterfield Baptist Church, Evan was a former youth leader, and led numerous mission trips. He began his teaching career at New Covenant Christian School and would later become an Adjunct Professor at both Sandhills Community College and Northeastern Tech. He also served as a Writing Center Instructor for Gaston Community College. His career then led him to join the U.S. Department of Energy as a Bioenergy Technology Communications Specialist. Evan was currently employed with Western Governors University as a Supervisor, Evaluation Faculty Authenticity and Integrity Services. Evan was very active in the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusionary Team there.
     An accomplished and extraordinary musician, Evan produced numerous albums as “TopGirls.” He and his band enjoyed traveling and performing at various venues over the years. He was also a huge movie enthusiast and was very knowledgeable as a film buff. However, his most memorable and most relaxing times were spent at his favorite escape, Lake Gaston.
      Evan was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, C.J. & Ruth Eddins; and paternal grandparents, James & Willie Gainey.
      Those remaining to cherish and adore his beautiful memory include his husband, Joey Adams – Raczkowski of the home; parents, Wayne & Pam Adams of Cheraw, SC; sister, Crista (Jackson) King of Chesterfield, SC; niece, Ella King; nephew, Spencer King; his beloved and treasured pets, Cooper, Rachel, Beck, Su-Su, and Ashley; in addition to incalculable number of friends.
     For those wishing to honor Evan’s memory by offering a memorial donation, the family encourages that memorials be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, (Children & Youth Ministries) 207 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Adams – Raczkowski family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 9, 2022.

Jackie Farrell Furr
CHERAW – Jackie Farrell Furr, 79, passed away on Sunday, March 6 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
     Jackie was born on April 29, 1942, the eldest son of Prentiss L. Furr and Virginia Huggins Furr Quick. From humble beginnings, his perpetual smile and positive outlook led the way to a life of achievements and successes, including being named a two-time All-American running back at Gardner Webb, and building Furr Grading and Paving and Furr Facilities from the ground up. With his successes came a deep appreciation for the support and encouragement he received along the way. He demonstrated that appreciation by generously contributing time and resources to community programs and projects, never desiring recognition for his efforts. He loved his hometown of Cheraw and the folks he called friends. Though he possessed a strong work ethic, he also thought life was an adventure and meant to be enjoyed. Always up for a good time, he was known for his beautiful singing voice and smooth dance moves. He will be missed by those lucky enough to cross his path.
     Mr. Furr was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Prentiss “Buddy” Furr, Jr.
     He is survived by his son and daughter in law Jeffrey and Sarra Furr and their son George Coker; his son and daughter-in-law Gregory and Mosako Furr and their children Lillie and Keira; his wife Susan and her children Elizabeth Trapp and Hal Trapp and granddaughter Madison Trapp; his sister Susie Quick Johnson (Fred); sister Elaine Quick Martin (Gus); brother Ronnie Quick (Debi); brother Tommy Quick (Mary); Richard Furr and Scott Furr; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     A graveside service will be held for family only. A celebration of life will be held for any and all who called Jackie “friend” on April 29, his 80th birthday. (The time and venue of the Celebration of life will be announced at a later date.)
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Furr Family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 9, 2022.

 Richard L. ‘Ricky’ Johnson
CHERAW – Mr. Richard L. “Ricky” Johnson entered into rest on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the age of 55. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by the Honorable Rep. Rev. Richie Yow and Rev. Dennis Wallace with burial following in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 to 4:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mr. Johnson was born December 4, 1966 in Chesterfield County, SC to Henry and Annie Mae Wallace Johnson. Ricky was a graduate of Cheraw High School and Northeastern Technical College where he studied welding and machine maintenance. Mr. Johnson was a machine technician at INA Bearing and Takata. In his spare time Ricky enjoyed working in his welding shop, hunting, and fishing. Ricky was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Francis and Loree Johnson; and his maternal grandparents, Arlee and Maggie Wallace.
     Survivors include his parents, Henry and Annie Mae Johnson of Cheraw, SC; brother, Mark Elliott Johnson of Cheraw, SC; numerous cousins; and countless friends.
     Memorials can be made in Ricky’s memory to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, C/O Arlene Hancock, 1680 Sam Jones Rd, Patrick, SC 29584.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Johnson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 9, 2022.

William Jackson ‘Jack’ Wood
CHESTERFIELD – William Jackson Wood, known to everybody as Jack, died at his home in Chesterfield, South Carolina, Saturday March 5, 2022 at the age of 86. Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends after the service.       Jack was born July 27, 1935, in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He was the son of the late H. J. Wood and Ophelia Sellers Wood. Jack was a marathon runner. He completed three marathons. Jack even qualified to run the Boston Marathon. Every day of his life, he ran the race of life, still wearing a pair of his many pairs of New Balance shoes. And that’s how he crossed the final finish line as he celebrated almost 35 years of sobriety.
     More than anything, he loved his family! His wife, his children, and his grandchildren.
     Jack Wood loved to learn and read. He was an insatiably curious character, about anything or everything. He always had a question about whatever was on his mind. Jack especially liked working out at the Chesterfield Family YMCA; and during the pandemic, in the little homemade gym he built himself, behind his house.
     He graduated from Chesterfield High School and served in the United States Army. He attended Wingate University when it was a college and graduated from Newberry College with a degree in history. He was the longtime personnel director at Chesterfield Webbing, who never minded taking phone calls at home, at any time, from anybody looking for a job at the mill.
     Jack was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Pamela R. Wood of the home; children Bill Wood of New Orleans, LA, Sarah Wood (Pat) Murchison of Waxhaw, NC; brother, Gerald (Brenda) Wood of Teals Mill, SC: sister, Janet Wood (Charlie) Mewshaw of Fort Mill, SC; grandchildren, Ava Murchison of Nashville, TN and Jackson Murchison of Waxhaw, NC.
     In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC or to the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wood family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 9, 2022.

Carolyn H. Demby
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Carolyn H. Demby, wife of the late Olin M. Demby, passed away on March 8, 2022 with her daughter by her side. Funeral services were held Friday, March 11, 2022 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Drew Rainwater with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home prior to the service. The family also greeted friends at the house of Mrs. Dottie Pusser, 104 Hursey Dr., Chesterfield, SC 29709, between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 PM on Wednesday and Thursday.
     Mrs. Demby was born December 8, 1938 in Wadesboro, NC a daughter of the late George Huntley and Sara Hinson Hildreth. Mrs. Demby was a graduate of Wadesboro High School and she attended Wingate University. She was a homemaker who devoted her life to her family. In her younger years she volunteered at school, helping with class parties and chaperoning field trips. While in the nursing home, she loved attending church services and other activities, especially bingo. Carolyn was a kind, caring, and thoughtful person who always had a smile on her face and never complained about anything.
     In addition to her parents, Carolyn was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Olin M. Demby; sister, Sara Jean Thompson; brother-in-law, Malcom Kent; and sister-in-law, Retha Demby Jacobs.
     Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Demby of Chesterfield, SC; sister, Nancy Ann Kent of Monroe, NC; brother, George Hildreth, Jr. of Marshville, NC; brothers-in-law, Ben Thompson of Charlotte, NC, Freddie Demby of Chesterfield, SC; nieces, Monica Cole of Monroe, NC, Tonya Jacobs of Chesterfield, SC; nephews, Gregg Demby of Chesterfield, SC, David Thompson of Charlotte, NC, and Brian Thompson of Weddington, NC.
     Memorials can be made in Carolyn’s memory to the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Demby family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 16, 2022.

Joseph Carey ‘Joe’ Freeman
FLORENCE – Mr. Joseph Carey “Joe” Freeman, age 66, entered into rest on Friday, March 11, 2022 with his loving wife by his side. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Monday, March 14, 2022 at Pine Grove Baptist Church
Chapel by Kenneth Stafford with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends following the committal service in the Chapel of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
     Mr. Freeman was born August 30, 1955 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Carey Franklin and Nevelyn Eddins Freeman. He was a 1974 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a graduate of Francis Marion University. Mr. Freeman was a retired Financial Director with the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs with over 25 years of service. He was a former member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and Zoar United Methodist Church both. Joe enjoyed cooking and catering for family events and working in his flower beds keeping his yards immaculate. He had a special place in his heart for his beloved animals.
     In addition to his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by his sister, Annelle Freeman Demby; brothers, Thomas, David Harold, and Emsley “Tunnie” Freeman; and sister-in-law, Bobby Freeman.
     Survivors include his beloved wife of 41 years, Alice Parker Freeman; sisters-in-law, Donna Freeman of Chesterfield, SC, and Annie Freeman of Pageland, SC; special friends, Brenda Gibson, and Frances Barber both of Florence, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; and his special fur-baby, “Roxy.”
     Memorials may be made to the SPCA Humane Organization, 1140 S Guignard Dr, Sumter, SC 29150; Pine Grove Baptist Church, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Debbie Foote, 2472 Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Freeman family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 16, 2022.

Linda F. Johnson
CAMDEN – Our Mother & Matriarch of our family, Linda Faye Johnson, of Camden, South Carolina, was welcomed into Heaven and into her mother’s arms on the morning of March 11th, 2022. She was the mother of six children, whom she called her life’s greatest accomplishment.
     She is survived by her six children Jessica Branham Jay (Jason), Kelsey Branham Kinsey (James “JB”), Abish Branham Meldrum (John), Kenton Seth Branham (Madison), Emma Branham Mattingly (Grant), and her baby boy Ayken Riley Branham. Also, four grandchildren, Gentry, Sutton, Krauss and her namesake Marrett JoLin Jay.
     Our Mom was a school bus driver for the Kershaw County School District for 19 years and during that time she was a mother not just to us, but to all of the children that she transported. We called the school bus her “happy place.”
     Our Mama was a true ray of sunshine, but she was also feisty, fearless, selfless, stubborn, and strong even up until the end of her battle with cancer. She had a smile that was contagious, and everytime she smiled or laughed, her eyes would close, and she couldn’t see a thing. Her sense of humor never left, and she kept us laughing and smiling even on the hardest days. She enjoyed working in her garden, crafting, and being creative. She loved hard and cherished helping others throughout her life. She loved the lake and spending time with her family and her blood hound, Sunny Bun, on her pontoon boat. We will miss her immensely but are grateful to have had such a wonderful Mother. Our family received friends for her visitation service on Monday, March 14th, 2022, from 6-8 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Ridgeway Ward, located at 1391 Centerville Road, Ridgeway SC 29130.
     The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 19th, 2022, at 2:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Camden Ward, located at 34 Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden, SC 29020. There will be a private graveside service for the family only at a later date.
     Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC is handling the arrangements.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 16, 2022.

Martha Diane Tyner Johnson
WALLACE – Martha Diane Tyner Johnson, 71, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Morrison Manor with her children and grandchildren by her side. Born in Wadesboro, NC, she was a daughter of the late Winston Raleigh Tyner and Margaret Starling Tyner Hatcher and stepfather, Albert Hatcher. She was the widow of Donald Lee Johnson, Sr. She was a member of Wallace Emanuel Holiness Church. Mrs. Johnson loved reading, camping, working in her yard, traveling, and watching hummingbirds from her window, but most of all she loved her grandchildren and family. She was a member of the Wallace Rescue Squad.
     She is survived by her son, Donald Lee (Tara Smith) Johnson, Jr. of Florence, SC and her daughter, Crystal Lynn Golden of Wallace, SC, grand- children, Brooke Ramsi Dowless, Jon Colin Johnson, and Grant Wesley Golden and great-grandchildren, Alex Johnson, Jax Dowless, and Aubrey Johnson.
     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, brothers, Donald Keith Tyner, and Charles Hugh Tyner and a sister, Clara M. Cole.
     A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 6:00 PM at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. The family will receive friends following the service.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 16, 2022.

Debbie Keith
MYRTLE BEACH – Mrs. Debra “Debbie” Seigler Keith, 69, formally of Cheraw, died on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Born, October 4, 1952, in Ware Shoals, SC, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Seigler and Rosalie Martin Seigler. Debbie was raised in Wallace Baptist Church and was an amazing mother, sisters, and “DeDe”. She loved life and was a wonderful optimistic soul, who loved helping others, and was selfless to the end. Debbie loved living at the beach, where she moved to take care of her late husband. Before moving to the beach, her and her late husband loved entertaining friends and family. Debbie loved to laugh and was a strong, tough lady who kept living and striving even in her sickness.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Tex Hollis Keith. Debbie leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters, Cristy Purcell (Robin Nagele) of Dunedin, FL, and Jessica Chavis (Joel) of Bennettsville, SC; a son, Tex Hollis “Holly” Keith, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; a brother, Roger Seigler of Scranton, SC; sister, Sandra Pitman of Jonesboro, TN, June Taylor (Pat) of Jonesboro, TN, and Ann Vance (Steve) of West Jefferson, NC; and grandchildren, Jackson Purcell, Sloane Purcell, Cole Chavis, and Taylor Chavis.
     A funeral service was held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. 2022 at Kiser Funeral Home. The Family received friends from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m. just prior to the service on Saturday at the Funeral Home.
     A private burial was held at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted with serving the Keith family in their time of need.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 16, 2022.

Joseph Lee Lemmons Jr.
COLUMBIA – Mr. Joseph Lee Lemmons Jr., age 41, entered into rest on Monday, March 7, 2022 at his home. Funeral services were held at 3 O’clock PM, Saturday, March 12, 2022 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Minister Betty Davis with burial following at Anson Memorial Park in Wadesboro, NC. The family greeted friends from 2:00-3:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mr. Lemmons was born May 13, 1980 in Charlotte, NC a son of Myra Davis Lemmons and the late Joseph Lee Lemmons Sr. Joseph was a music lover and a very talented drummer. He enjoyed playing video games and loved computers and technology. Joseph also loved his cat and doing DIY projects.
     In addition to his father, Joseph was also preceded in death by a brother,  Jeffrey Lemmons; paternal grandparents, Doug and Helen Lemmons; maternal grandparents, Robert and Eileen Davis.
     Survivors include his mother, Myra Lemmons of Chesterfield, SC; brother, Stephen Lemmons of Chesterfield, SC; aunts, Tina Davis of Concord, NC, Betty Davis of Albuquerque, NM, and Teresa Davis of Sweet Water, TN; uncle, Ed (Sandy) Davis of Warner Robbins, GA; in addition to numerous cousins.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lemmons family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 16, 2022.

Jackie Furr
CHERAW – Jackie Farrell Furr, 79, passed away on Sunday, March 6 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
      Jackie was born on April 29, 1942, the eldest son of Prentiss L. Furr and Virginia Huggins Furr Quick. From humble beginnings, his perpetual smile and positive outlook led the way to a life of achievements and successes, including being named a two-time All-American running back at Gardner Webb, and building Furr Grading and Paving and Furr Facilities
from the ground up. With his successes came a deep appreciation for the support and encouragement he received along the way. He demonstrated that appreciation by generously contributing time and resources to community programs and projects, never desiring recognition for his efforts. He loved his hometown of Cheraw and the folks he called friends. Though he possessed a strong work ethic, he also thought life was an adventure and meant to be enjoyed. Always up for a good time, he was known for his beautiful singing voice and smooth dance moves. He will be missed by those lucky enough to cross his path.
     Mr. Furr was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Prentiss “Buddy” Furr, Jr. He is survived by his son and daughter in law Jeffrey and Sarra Furr and their son George Coker; his son and daughter in law Gregory and Mosako Furr and their children Lillie and Keira; his wife Susan and her children Elizabeth Trapp and Hal Trapp and granddaughter Madison Trapp; his sister Susie Quick Johnson (Fred); sister Elaine Quick Martin (Gus); brother Ronnie Quick (Debi); brother Tommy Quick (Mary); Richard Furr and Scott Furr; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     A graveside service will be held for family only. A celebration of life will be held for any and all who called Jackie “friend” on April 29, his 80th birthday, at 6:00 p.m., at the Cheraw Country Club Ball Room.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Furr Family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 23, 2022.

Bonnie Donahue Kirkley
JEFFERSON – Mrs. Bonnie Donahue Kirkley, 85, of Jefferson, SC passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 12, 2022 while surrounded by her loving family.
     Mrs. Kirkley was born on November 13, 1936 in Mt. Croghan, South Carolina to the late Lee Donahue and Letha Sullivan Donahue. She was later united in marriage to the late Roy Pressley Kirkley. She was a Seamstress for Socony for 30 years and a homemaker, where she enjoyed baking, cooking and sewing. After retiring from Socony; she went to work for the family business, Hartsville Lumber and Barns. When everyone would go into the lumber store, she was the friendly face everyone would see. Bonnie was an active member of Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Kirkley is survived by her sons, Scott Kirkley (Jill) and Roy Neal Kirkley (Rebecca) both of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Hannah Kirkley, Connor Kirkley, Clark Kirkley, Bradley Kirkley (Amy) and Greta Moree (Steven) and seven great grandchildren.
     The family received friends on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, 1357 Johnson Road, Jefferson, SC 29718. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 3:00 PM at Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church with Pastor Sue Black officiating. Entombment followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, 1357 Johnson Road, Jefferson, SC 29718 or Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. The Kirkley Family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the following caregivers that have given extreme love and support to her during this time, Linda McCarn, Joanne Cowan, Bonnie Smith, Sheila and Roger Oliver and Angela Courtney.                                                        Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting
the Kirkley family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 23, 2022.

Constance Mae Kline
CHERAW – Mrs. Constance Mae Kline, 86, died on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Born, July 21, 1935, in Bristol, PA, she was the daughter of the late Leo Fred and Winifred Livsey Gould. Constance was the owner/operator of Shade Tree Custom Framing for 20 years and was a member of St. David’s Church where she sang in the Choir and was a member of the Knit-Wits.   Mrs. Kline received her Associates Degree in Fine Arts from Bucks County Community College and was a member of the Progressive Picture Framers Association.
     Mrs. Kline leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 65 years, Marshall Kline of the home; sons, Lee A. Kline of West Bristol, PA, and Kenneth C. Kline of Levittown, PA; four grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
     A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at St. David’s Church, 420 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the services for the Kline Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 23, 2022.

Jennifer Arlene Little
CHESTERFIELD – Jennifer Arlene Little, 48, died Monday, March 7, 2022. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 3PM from the Gospel Tabernacle Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. She was born August 28, 1973, in Chesterfield, SC to Thurston Little Jr. and Terry L. Williams Little. Survivors, son, Christopher Q. Little, Darlington, SC; parents, Thurston (Patsy) Little Jr., Ruby, SC and Terry L. Williams Little, Chesterfield, SC; brothers, Calvin B Little, Chesterfield, SC, and Charles (Nicole) Howard, Newport, TN and sister, Renata (Dominic) Cole, Ruby SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 23, 2022.

Jerry Lee Little
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jerry Lee Little, 60, died Saturday, March 5, 2022. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 2pm from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC. He was born March 13, 1961, in Chesterfield, SC to the late James E. Little and Joyce Jackson Little. Survivors: his wife, Virginia Lewis Charlotte, NC; daughter, India Little, Salisbury, NC; son, Jeremy Little, San Angelo, TX; stepchildren, Demetrius Lewis, Jerica McCrorey (Ricco), Jerry Moody, Jr., Jeremy Moody, and Shelly Barksdale all of Charlotte NC; sisters, Doris Lee Little, Pageland, SC, Priscilla Ann Little, Clio, SC, and Sharon Little, Ruby, SC; brothers, James W. Jackson (Goldie), Monroe, NC, and Johnny E. Little, Ruby, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 23, 2022.

Larry Richard ‘Papa Smurf’ Smith
PATRICK – Larry Richard “Papa Smurf” Smith, 71, died on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Born, February 1, 1951, in Hartsville, SC, he was a son of the late Boyd and Nancy Walters Smith. Larry was a spot-welder and clean up man and loved fishing, racing, and old cars. He also enjoyed going to car shows with his son.
     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Smith; brothers, Grady Smith, Tally Smith, Delmus Smith, and William Smith; and sisters, Shelby Freckle and Betty Butler.
     He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son, Chad Smith and wife Rhonda of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Courtney Smith, Hannah Smith, David Smith, Elease Richburg, Malcolm Richburg, Robert Richburg, and Rohondell Richburg; and great grandchildren, Dakota Smith, Bryson Smith, Abraham Smith, Justin Smith, Khaleek Richburg, Maleek Richburg, Rhian Richburg, Kayden Richburg, Zamere Richburg, Joshua Richburg, Zaire Richburg, Caleb Richburg, and Elijah Richburg.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Smith family in their time of need. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 23, 2022.

Cornelius ‘Connie’ Byrd Young
CHERAW – Mr. Cornelius “Connie” Byrd Young, 89, died on Monday, March 14, 2022. Born, October 4, 1932, in Bradley, SC he was the son of the late Robert Perrin and Emmie Lou Byrd Young. Connie served his country proudly in the United States Army and graduated from Erskine College, receiving a degree in chemistry and math in 1954. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cheraw, where he played a major role in the building process of the Family Life Center. Mr. Young was an ESGR member of the National Guard and Reserve. He was an avid golfer, loved the Carolina Gamecocks, especially their football team, and while in college at Erskine, he played centerfield on their baseball team.
     Along with his parents, listed above, Mr. Young was preceded in death by his sisters, Myra Drinkard, and Bobbie Hanvey.
     Connie leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 64 years, Nancy Robinson Young of the home; a son, David C. Young (Wendy) of Marbury, AL; daughters, Sarah Young (Kara) of Irondale, AL, and Karen Banks (Ronnie) of Flrence, S C; grandchildren, Russell Mathewes, Kevin Mathewes, and Sarah Mathewes; and two great-grandchildren.
     A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Old Saint David’s Cemetery in Cheraw, SC.
     The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Cheraw, Sound System Fund, 126 Greene Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.
     The Young family has entrusted Kiser Funeral Home to serve them in their time of need. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 23, 2022.

 Bobby Charles Melton
DARLINGTON – Captain Bobby Charles Melton (Ret.), 47, died Thursday, March 17, 2022. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 1pm from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Final rites were private. He was born August 24, 1974, in Cheraw, SC to the late Willie Mae Melton and Bobby Ingram. Survivors: wife, Latisah Lee Melton, Cheraw, SC; sons, Kristopher Melton and Hakeem Melton, Cheraw, SC; father, Bobby (Lene) Ingram, Cheraw, SC; sisters, Elaine Little, Bernice Harrell of Charlotte, NC, Blanche Chapman, Brenda Melton and Linda McManus of Chesterfield, SC; brothers, Earl (Lorand) Melton, Columbia, SC, Timothy Melton, Douglasville, GA, Jermaine Melton, Chesterfield, SC, Bobby (Telesya) Chapman, Charlotte, NC, Scotty Sloan, Dion Sloan of Atlanta, GA, and Jeffrey Rivers, Chesterfield, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 30, 2022.

Louise Polk Rhyne
PATRICK – Louise Polk Rhyne, 76, died on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Born, December 29, 1945, in Hartsville, SC, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Robert and Bertice Ingram Polk. Louise loved to read, drink coffee, napping, and going shopping at the thrift store. She worked most of her life for Chesterfield Manufacturing and then as a clerk in the health care profession. More than anything, she loved her family.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her husband, Parson Rhyne; brothers, Charlie “Monk” Polk, Jr. and James “Bo” Polk; a sister Emma Jean “Sissy” McLain, and Maggie Lee “Kee Pee” McLain.
     Mrs. Rhyne leaves behind to cherish her memory, a son, Fred P. Rhyne, II of the home; a daughter, Jada Quick (Wayne) of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Cruz Quick (Jackie) and Taylor Quick Nash (Timmy); a great grandchild, Stone Nash; and her best friend of 50 years, who communicated daily, Doris Teal.
     A graveside memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at Patrick Cemetery in Patrick, SC.
     Memorials can be made to McLeod Hospice, 711 Chesterfield Hwy., Cheraw, SC 29520. Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Rhyne family in their time of need. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 30, 2022.

Patricia Elaine Snipes Gilbert
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Patricia Elaine Snipes Gilbert, age 74, entered into rest on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at McLeod Health Cheraw with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, April 3, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Chad Vick with burial following in the Douglas Mill Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mrs. Gilbert was born September 28, 1947 in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Paul Edward and Patricia Douglas Snipes. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School. Following graduation, she assisted her mother in caring for countless children at the Chesterfield Daycare Center. After her marriage to John Gilbert, she moved to Charlotte, NC where Patsy was employed with Charlotte Memorial Hospital. They later moved to Flagstaff, AZ, before returning home to Chesterfield, SC to be closer to family. Patsy was a lifelong member of Douglas Mill Baptist Church. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed several years serving ice cream to the children of the Chesterfield and Cheraw area from her ice cream truck, and was lovingly known as “the ice cream lady.”
     In addition to her parents, Patsy was also preceded in death by her husband, John Gilbert, and brother-in-law, Donald Baker.
     Survivors include her daughter: Tamara (Paul) Barefoot of Patrick, SC; son: Phillip (Wendy) Gilbert of North Myrtle Beach, SC; 3 sisters: Becky (Gene) Marsh, Cathy Baker (Jimmy Sellers), and Alice (Ricky) Todd all of Chesterfield, SC; 3 grandchildren: Savannah Barefoot, Sierra Barefoot, and Dylan Oliver; and nieces and nephews: Daniel (Erin) Marsh, Rachel (Shawn) Cheema, Richard (Susan) Todd, Bridget (Charlie) Hubbell, Sarah (Brandon) Downer, and Adrienne (Kedar) Brown.
     The family would like to recognize the staff of Care with Integrity and McLeod Hospice, with a heartfelt thank you to her special caregivers, Michelle Miller, and Mary Coble.
     Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gilbert family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 6, 2022.

Theodore Andy Kirby
SOCIETY HILL – Mr. Theodore Addison “Andy” Kirby, 66, died on Friday, April 1, 2022. Born, December 5, 1955, in Blenheim, SC, he was a son of the late Theodore Kirby and Flora Catherine Hudson Bryant and Glenn Bryant, Sr. Andy graduated Class of 1974 from Cheraw High School and worked for Thermo-Fisher Scientific. He was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill, SC where he loved to see youth in the church. Andy was a member of Cheraw Masonic Lodge #15 and helped with numerous civic organizations and programs, such as Christmas in April, Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, The Angel Tree, and helping place wreaths at cemeteries for Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day.
     He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren taking vacations, and eating at different restaurants, especially crab legs and seafood. Andy also loved his yellow Camaro, riding his motorcycle, his tractor, and old cars. He enjoyed spending time helping people by donating his time and money any way that he could and helping work at Norris Farms with his friends. Andy loved people and never met a stranger, but most of all he loved his wife, whom he had been with for 46 years.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Kirby, Flora Kirby Bryant, and Glenn Bryant, Sr.; his grandmother, Shirley Graham; brothers, Harold Jefferson Bryant, Donald Gene Kirby, and Glenn Bryant, Jr.; and a sister, Mia Michelle Bryant.
     Andy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 42 years, Laura Purvis Kirby of the home; daughters, Jennifer Kirby (James Erwin) of Mayesville, SC, Jessica Hatcher (Jackie Hatcher, Jr.) of Darlington, SC, and Journey Lomas (Brandon Lomas) of Society Hill, SC; brothers, Woodrow Kirby (Sheila), and Charles Kirby; sisters, Kathy Shoemake, Joann Warr (Randy), Frances Locklear (Evans), and Dora Locklear; grandchildren, Kirby Gainey, Baylee Gainey, J.J. Erwin, Zaylor Hatcher, Kross Hatcher, Ezra Hatcher, Salem Lomas, and Bexley Lomas; great-grandchildren, Kyler Gainey, and Paislee Gainey; a sister-in-law, Angie Bryant; brother-in-laws, Brandon Wilson (Michelle), Chad Wilson, and Tony Purvis (Debbie); a special aunt, Shirley Bryant; his work family; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
     The family received friends from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022, prior to the funeral service at Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill, SC.
     A funeral service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022, at Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill, SC. Burial followed at the Church Cemetery.
     Kiser Funeral Home is serving the Kirby Family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 6, 2022.

Sarah Ratliff Livingston
CHERAW – Mrs. Sarah Ratliff Livingston, age 91, slipped away peacefully to her heavenly home on Mon- day, March 28, 2022, while resting at home with her family.
     A service to celebrate her life was held at 3:00PM Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in McFarlan, NC, with Rev. Lonnie Grose officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends before the service in the church beginning at 2:00PM.
     Born in Anson County on May 17, 1930, Sarah was one of ten children born to the late James Franklin and Lena Shoemaker Ratliff. She was a graduate of local public schools before embarking on a career with First National Bank which later became Southern National Bank. She retired with over 30 years of service to the bank and her community.
     Survivors include two sons, Hugh Livingston (Lib) of Cheraw, and Jerry Livingston (Tilly) of Murrells Inlet; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her brother, Joe Ratliff and her sister, Clara Hendrick.
     In addition to her parents, Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Henry A. Livingston, in 2019 along with her siblings – Frank, Monroe, Myrtle, Floyd, Lena, Johnny, and Guy.
     The family suggests that memorials be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Sarah.
     The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 6, 2022.

Linda Sue Starling
CHERAW – Mrs. Linda Sue Starling, 58, died on Thursday, March 31, 2022. Born, May 23, 1963, in Marlboro County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Mae Clark McQuage. Linda loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and going out to eat. She also enjoyed watching her soap operas, going on vacations, and crossword puzzles.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, James Steve Starling; and brothers, Jerry McQuage, and William McQuage.
     Linda leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons, Jason Starling (Dallas) of Cheraw, SC, and Anthony Starling of Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Bridgette Starling of Cheraw, SC; brothers, Johnny McQuage (Mary) of Cheraw, SC, and Billy Joe “Crow” McQuage (Patricia) of Wallace, SC; a sister, Eva Hewitte of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Mary Jane Starling, Landon Starling, August Starling, Bradley Weatherford, Gauge Starling, and Victoria Thompson; and great-grandchildren, Sophia Bittle, and Waylon Bittle.
     The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Starling Family in their time of need. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 6, 2022.

 Thomas ‘Tommy’ Franklin Agerton
PAGELAND – Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Franklin Agerton, 86, of Pageland, SC passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at his home while surrounded by his family. Mr. Agerton was born on January 13,1936 in Pageland, SC to the late Brown Lee Agerton and Effie Watts Agerton. Tommy devoted his life to his family. He was a wonderful father, brother, uncle and friend to all his family, including his work family. He was known for his kindness and generosity to all who knew him. Daddy loved us dearly, as we loved him, and will forever be in our hearts. Mr. Agerton was a member of First Baptist Church of Pageland, and the Millon Tucker Sunday School Class. He served in the US Army, and was stationed at Fort Belvoir in Arlington, Virginia. Following that, he worked with the Department of Agriculture. By 1966, Mr. Agerton had founded his own business that became Pageland Farm Equipment, which continues to this day. He served on First Citizens Bank Board of Trustees, Pageland Branch for several years, as well as the Board of Directors of White Plains Country Club. Mr. Agerton was an avid Gamecock fan and member of the Gamecock Club for over 33 years.
     Mr. Agerton is predeceased by his brother, Jon Edward Agerton and two sisters, Kathryn Agerton Little and Edythe Agerton Hansen. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife, Carolyn Griggs Agerton; son, Donaphan Agerton of Miami, FL; daughter, Debbie Agerton Huntley (Lawson) of Pageland, SC; many nieces and nephews and very dear inlaws, Dr. B.C. Blakeney, and Lovia and Phyllis Johns. Friends could pay their respects and sign the register book at Baumgartner Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM or other times at the home of Tommy Agerton. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 3:00 PM at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland Mausoleum with Dr. Joel Dale officiating.
     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Pageland, PO Box 126, Pageland, SC 29728 or International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607. The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to Wendall Johnson, Judy Deese, Tommy Tice and all his faithful employees over the years. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting
the Agerton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 20, 2022.

Donald ‘Duck’ Blackwell
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Donald “Duck” Blackwell, age 70, entered into rest on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at his home. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Monday, April 11, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Tracy Gooding and Danny Wilkerson with burial following in the Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 12:00 – 1:00 PM Monday prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mr. Blackwell was born June 13, 1951 in Hartsville, SC a son of the late David and Mary Alice Gainey Blackwell. Donald loved fishing and watching sports. He was an avid South Carolina Gamecocks and Green Bay Packers fan and made the best sweet tea around. Donald enjoyed taking his kids, nieces, and nephews on outdoor outings. He always made sure to make people smile and brighten their day.
     Survivors include his children; Donald Gilliam Blackwell of North Carolina, Vincent Scott (Tonya) Blackwell of South Port, NC; Christy (Joseph) Snapp of South Port, NC; nieces and nephews whom he loved as his own; David Kenneth Blackwell Jr, Angela Blackwell Peay, William Jason Blackwell, Mary Allison Blackwell; grandchildren, Alyssah McClary, Colby Austin Blackwell, Christopher David Blackwell, Emma Nicole Snapp, Joseph Michael Snapp, McKenzie Halen Blackwell, and Zachary Blackwell; great-grandson, Keller McClary; brothers, Billy Leon Blackwell of Chesterfield, SC and David Kenneth Blackwell of Charleston, SC; sister-in-law, Barbara Blackwell; special cousin, Gandhi Blackwell; in addition to his nurse with Crescent Hospice, Mrs. McCinnis White.
     Memorials may be made to Crescent Hospice, 410 S Herlong Ave. STE 102, Rock Hill, SC 29732.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Blackwell family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 20, 2022.

Ronald Alvin McCollum
CHERAW – Mr. Ronald Alvin McCollum, Jr., 66, died on Friday, April 15, 2022. Born, December 3, 1955, in Cleveland Heights, OH he was a son of the late Ronald Alvin McCollum, Sr. and the late Elizabeth Mary Prebola McCollum. Formally of Cape Coral, FL, Ronald was very involved with South Side Christian Church of Ft. Myers, where he served a deacon, and started a Garden Club with the youth, teaching them to be service minded. He enjoyed gardening, yardwork, playing softball with the church, and enjoyed sports, especially the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians. Ronald was very family oriented and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was always known for keeping the neighborhood clean, picking up limbs and trash, even when he was partially paralyzed.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, listed above, and his brother, Eric. Ronald leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 41 years, Claudia McCollum; daughters, Randi Rizzo and husband, Sterling of Wadesboro, NC; grandchildren, Joshua Dube, Kaitlyn Dube, and Avery Rizzo. Megan Levi and husband, Ken of Cape Coral, FL, grandchildren, Holly Levi, Chloe Levi, Brighton Levi, Bailey Levi, Kinsley Levi, Presley Levi, Hudson Levi, and Dawson Levi. Brothers, Kevin McCollum and wife, Ruth of Ohio, Jaime McCollum and wife, Carolyn of Ohio, and Tim McCollum of Maryland; and sisters, Suzanna Gambol and husband, Bob of Ohio, Linda Holder and husband, Tom of North Carolina, and Lisa Wilson and husband, Keven of Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Maureen McCollum of Tennessee.
     No services are planned at this time. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers or plants, in Ron’s name to ARC Animal Refuge.  Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the McCollum Family in their time of need. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 20, 2022.

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Turner Raffaldt
CHESTERFIELD – Ms. Elizabeth “Liz” Turner Raffaldt, age 73, entered into rest on Wednesday evening, April 13, 2022 with her family by her side. Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Charlie Short. The family greeted friends after the service at the cemetery and other times at the home of Marcia & Jody Rhyne.
     Ms. Raffaldt was born Feb- ruary 21, 1949 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of Mary Brock Turner and the late Robert “Coleman” Turner. She was a 1967 graduate of Chesterfield High School and earned her CPH2 degree as a Pharmacy Tech. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Drug Company with 14 years of service, and was formerly employed with Kimbrell’s Furniture as Credit Manager for 7 years, and Carolina Bank as a teller for 11 years. Liz enjoyed photography, visiting Myrtle Beach, and was an avid reader. A faithful member of White Oak Presbyterian Church, she enjoyed  singing in the choir and serving as a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a former member of Oakland Baptist Church.
     In addition to her father, Ms. Raffaldt was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Gary Edward Oliver; brother, Rev. Robert Turner; sister-in-law,
Brenda Turner; brother-in-law, William “Bill” Parker; and niece, Allison Elizabeth Sowell.
     Survivors include her daughters, Patty R. Sanders and husband, Dean; and Marcia L. Rhyne and husband, Jody, both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Ashley Oliver, Gabe Oliver, Hunter Gainey, Deklan Woodell, Garyn Woodell, Grayce Rhyne, and Gabi Rhyne; mother, Mary B. Turner of Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Bonnie Parker of Hartsville, SC, Janice (Randy) Sowell of Chesterfield, SC, and Karen (Scott) Brock of Pageland, SC; special friend, Larry Watson of Cheraw, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     The family is grateful for the excellent care Ms. Liz received from her special caregivers at the Rehab Center of Cheraw; the staff of McLeod Hospital and McLeod Hospice House.
     Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the McLeod Foundation, C/0 McLeod Hospice, PO Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Raffaldt family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 20, 2022.

Annie Robinson
CHESTERFIELD – Annie W. Robinson, 79, died Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Born in Nash County, NC, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Hattie Battle. Annie loved to engage in conversation, never meeting a stranger and often making a new friend. She enjoyed attending church, singing gospel music, and traveling. Most of all, Annie loved her family and extended family, spending as much time with them as possible.
     Annie is survived by her daughter, Patricia Robinson Covington, of Chesterfield, SC, sons, Jermaine R. Robinson, of Chesterfield, SC, John K. Robinson, of Houston, TX, and Mark Robinson of Toledo, OH, a daughter at heart, Collen Ramsey, of Elkridge, MD, a brother, Marvin Battle, Durham, NC, sisters, Elnora Elliot, of Spring Hope, NC and Nannie Purvis, of Durham, NC, grandchildren, Tatanisha Robinson, of Chesterfield, SC, Brittany Robinson, of Meriden, CT, and Kehlani Rose Robinson, of Chesterfield, SC and a great-grandchild, Taj Crispen.
     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, brothers, Fred Battle, Frank Battle, Charlie Howard, and Fayekent Battle, and sisters, Louise Battle, Bessie Battle, Nicey Webb, Mag Richards Perry, Edy Battle, Lucinda Winsted, Doretha Taborn, and Dorothy Stancil.
     A memorial service will be held on a later date. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 20, 2022.

Dora Lucille Daniels Smith
BENNETTSVILLE – Mrs. Dora Lucille Daniels Smith, 89, died on Monday, April 11, 2022. Born, July 11, 1932, in Bennettsville, SC, she was a daughter of the late Joshua Way and Annie Ruth Lewis Daniels. Lucille served her country proudly in the United States Air Force. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Cheraw, SC, where she held a Temple Recommend, led the singing, was over the relief society, and was a Sunday School Teacher. She also loved shopping and going out to eat.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joshua Weldon Daniels, and a sister, Iris Juanita Rickman.
     Mrs. Smith leaves behind to cherish her memories, her niece, Iris Brigman and husband, Carl of Bennettsville, SC; a nephew, Chris Branch and wife, Be- linda of Florence, SC; several great nieces and nephews,
and numerous friends.
     The family received friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.
     A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at  the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed with Military Honors at Sunset Memorial Park in Bennettsville, SC.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Humanitarian Fund, 915 W. Main St., Chesterfield, SC 29709
     Kiser Funeral Home is serving the Smith family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 20, 2022.

Otis Gainey Jr.
CHESTERFIELD – Otis Gainey, Jr., 61, of Chesterfield, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022. He was born in Cheraw, SC, a son of the late Mittie Purvis Gainey and Odis Gainey.                                                            
     In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by two brothers, Bobby Gainey (Sissy) and Larry Gainey (Ruby); one sister, Anita Hicks (Bo); and a nephew, Michael White (Tonya). Otis was a truck driver by trade, and was an avid motorcycle enthusiast who loved traveling and seeing America. His favorite place was St. Augustine, FL. He enjoyed grilling and a good cook-out and spending time with his family and friends. He was a great fisherman and was always good for a laugh and a story.                                                                                                                     
     He is survived by his children Ethan Gainey and Holly Fuzz (Nikko); a sister, Patsy White; six nieces and nephews, Sharon Odom (Michael), Shannon Goolsby (Bobby), Robert Gainey (Bobbi Jo), Mark Gainey (Mindy), Crystal Stamey (Dennis) and Melissa Suydam (Bryan); ten great-nieces and great-nephews, Courtney Frazier (Maneesah), Joshua Woods, Brandon Odom, Hunter Gainey, Mason Gainey, Brittany Lagunas (Nico), Logan Stamey, Jordan Stamey, Hunter White and Alex White; and two stepchildren, Adam Tate and Katie Tate. Cain Calcutt Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gainey family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • April 27, 2022.

Donna Nicholson Hicks
PAGELAND – Mrs. Donna Nicholson Hicks, 57, of Pageland, SC passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2022 while surrounded by her loving family.  Mrs. Hicks was born on July 18, 1964 in Monroe, NC to the late Johnny L. Nicholson and JoAnn Jenke Nicholson.
     She worked 30 years in the medical profession and was an active member of Providence Baptist Church. Donna enjoyed hunting and fishing with her husband and taking trips to the beach. One of her favorite past times were all kinds of arts and crafts. Donna loved cooking meals for the whole family as this truly brought her joy to have her whole family together.     
     Mrs. Hicks is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Tim Hicks of the home; sons, Brad Hicks (Tiffany) of Pageland and Garrett Hicks (Brandi) of Pageland, SC; brother, Michael Nicholson (Tammy) of Pageland, SC; sister, Cindy Davis (Bud) of Jefferson, SC and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.                                                                                                                                                       Friends could come by Baumgartner Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM to sign the register book and pay their respects. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor David Bridwell and Pastor Steve Neal officiating. The family greeted friends following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC29728. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Hicks family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • April 27, 2022.

David Laney Hudson
CHERAW – David Laney Hudson, 32, died Thursday, April 21, 2022. Born in Florence, SC he was a son of Corry Laney Hudson of Pawleys Island, SC and Mark (Dania) Hudson of Cheraw, SC. He enjoyed fishing, baseball and was an avid Tampa Bay Rays fan.
     Surviving are his parents listed above, a brother, Campbell Scott Holland of Panama, sisters, Mary Carolyn Bostic of Monks Corner, SC, Kyla Ann Hudson of Cheraw, SC and his grandmother, Carolyn Hudson of Cheraw, SC.
      He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jim Hudson, and maternal grandparents, Campbell and Butch Laney.
     The family will be having a private memorial service. Memorials to The Big Book, General Service Office, PO Box 2407, James A Farley Station, New York, NY 10116-2407. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • April 27, 2022.

James Heyward Newman
JEFFERSON – James Heyward Newman, 33, died Thursday, April 14, 2022. Graveside services were held Friday, April 22, 2022, at 3pm from the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. He was born August 30th, 1988, to Je-Nata Kennedy Newman and the late James Edward Newman.   Survivors: his mother, Ms. Je-Nata K. Newman of Jefferson, SC; a brother, Mr. Eric James Newman (Natasha) of Blythewood, SC; a sister, Mrs. Jasmine Newman Priestley (Aveon) of Raleigh, NC; and a niece, Nami Amaya Newman. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • April 27, 2022.

Deborah Ann ‘Debbie’ Riley
CHERAW – Ms. Deborah Ann “Debbie” Riley, age 65, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 19, 2021. A graveside service was held Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Griggs Cemetery off of Campbell Lake Rd in Patrick, SC by Rev. John Griggs. The family greeted friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, April 22, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     Ms. Riley was born March 31, 1957 in Bennettsville, SC to Lucille Griggs Riley and the late Charles James Riley, Jr. Deborah enjoyed coloring, word puzzles, and a glass of Pepsi. Debbie was known for her infectious smile that could brighten anyone’s day.
     In addition to her father,  Ms. Riley was also preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Rev. CJ Riley Sr.; paternal grandmother, Maggie Riley; maternal grandmother, Mary Davis; and maternal grandfather, Howard Davis.
     Survivors include her mother, Lucille Riley of the home; brothers, Michael (Linda) Riley of Cheraw, SC, John (Donna) Riley of Lancaster, SC, Rex (Mindy) Riley of St. Louis, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, c/o the Riley family, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC to assist with expenses.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, is proudly the serving the Riley family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • April 27, 2022.

Barney B. Abernathy
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Barney B. Abernathy, age 74, entered into rest on Tuesday evening, April 26, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Hopewell Baptist Church by Pastor Richie Yow and Rev. Dan Austin with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00  8:00 PM Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Miller- Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     Mr. Abernathy was born October 3, 1947 in Campobello, SC a son of the late Robert “Rob” and Rena Hunsinger Abernathy. He was a graduate of Burns High School and went on to attain his BA degree in History from Southern Wesleyan University. He retired after a 37- year career in education, teaching 7 years in the NC Public School System and 30 years with SC Public Schools. Barney was a faithful member of Hopewell Baptist Church, where he served as former S.S. Director, S.S. Teacher, V.B.S. Director, and enjoyed arranging the floral décor for the church. Prior to joining Hopewell Baptist, Barney was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church, where he held the office of Deacon for many years.
     Mr. Abernathy was a member of the local chapter of Gideons International and enjoyed sharing God’s word with others. His hobbies included working in his flowers and yard, baking delicious cakes and goodies to share, and refinishing and selling antique furniture. Barney was an avid reader, astounding writer, and a staunch grammarian. He was a Duke Blue Devils basketball enthusiast and also enjoyed using his architectural skills designing custom floor plans.
     Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Linda Brigman Abernathy of the home; children, Kristin (Corey) Eubanks of Simpsonville, SC, John Paul (Faith Carriker) Abernathy, Michael Driggers both of Greenville, SC, Elizabeth Abernathy, Selena Abernathy, and Emily Abernathy all of Chesterfield, SC in addition to being a devoted foster father to his 9 other children and was respected as a father figure to many. Also surviving are his 12 grandchildren, Luke, Lexi, Callie, Cameron, Sophia, Aurora, Riley, Harper, Sierra, Jase, Remington, and Hayden; and his sister, Elaine (Bob) Felton of Wellford, SC.
     Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 15084 Hwy-9, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Abernathy family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 4, 2022.

Brooks Roosevelt ‘Pete’ Gardner Sr.
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Brooks Roosevelt “Pete” Gardner, Sr., age 88, entered into rest on Monday, April 25, 2022. In keeping with Mr. Brooks’ wishes, no formal services will be held. The family received friends at the home of Brooks and Helen Gardner, 2108 Hunts Mill Rd, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Mr. Gardner was born July 3, 1933 in Hartsville, SC to the late Matt and Ada Jones Gardner. Mr. Gardner was a master plumber for most of his life. Pete could work on almost anything and he enjoyed tinkering. Mr. Gardner also enjoyed collecting guns. Most of all, the source of joy in Pete’s life was always his grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Gardner was preceded in death by his son, William “Bouger” Gardner; brother, George Gardner, Sr.; sister, Frances Gardner Brown; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Boss and Ada Steen.
     Survivors include Mr. Gardner’s wife of 65 years, Helen Steen Gardner of the home; children, Ada G Purvis of Chesterfield, SC, Brooks “Pete” (Donna) Gardner, Jr. of Pensacola, FL, Mattie Mae Gardner (Chris Sachse) Of Pheonix, AZ; grandchildren, Larry, Andrew, Danny, Sissy, Ben, Ty, Brooke, Melissa, Myranda; great-grandchildren, Josh, Savannah, Gabby, Everett, Jake, Lindsay, Natalie, Ally, Alexis, Zachariah, Gracie, Gauge, Gabrianna, Sarah-Alice, Callie, Max, Ramsey, Paxton, Palmer; 2 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Gardner family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 4, 2022.

Sandy Carson Miller
CHESTERFIELD – Sandy Carson Miller, 47, died on Monday, April 25, 2022. Born, August 23, 1974, in Laurinburg, NC, he was a son of Jimmy Carson and Marvelene Clark Miller. Sandy loved hunting, fishing, boating, music, NASCAR, wrestling, and his chickens. He also enjoyed camping, riding four wheelers, and designing things. Sandy loved going to daddy daughter dances with his daughter and loved life to the fullest and above all he loved his family.
     Sandy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Ashley Starling of the home; sons, Alex Miller (April) of Cheraw, SC, Bray Miller (Selina) of Wallace, SC, Dewayne Starling of Chesterfield, SC, Kayden Starling of Chesterfield, SC, Holden Jernigan of Laurel Hill, NC, and Carson Ward of Asheville, NC; a daughter, Sahvanna Starling of Chesterfield, SC; his parents, Jimmy Carson Miller and Marvelene Clark Miller of Laurel Hill, NC; brothers, Jimbo Miller (Tracy) of Wallace, SC, Phillip Miller of Laurel Hill, NC, and Chad Miller of Shallotte, NC; a sister, Rhonda Dunn-Williams (Eric) of Monroe, NC; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
     A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Laurinburg, NC.
     The family received friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. just prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. The family gathered at Sandy’s parents home at 9103 Cameron Street, Laurel Hill, NC 28351.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Miller family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 4, 2022.

Perry (Bo) Laney Mungo
PAGELAND – Mr. Perry (Bo) Laney Mungo entered into rest Sunday, April 24, 2022. He was the son of the late Perry F. and Lois Funderburk Mungo. Bo was a faithful member of the Friendship Sunday School Class at Pageland First Baptist Church. The second generation of the family construction company, P.F. & Perry L. Mungo, Inc., Bo’s influence can be seen in residential, commercial and instructional structures throughout South and North Carolina and Georgia. Bo took great pride passing his trade to his sons, the third generation of Mungo builders.
     A multi-sport athlete at Pageland High School, Bo loved baseball most. His high school football career was highlighted by selection to play in the 1954 Annual Pee Dee Tobacco Bowl Gridiron Classic in Florence, SC. Bo attended NC State, studying engineering. Bo’s most coveted prize came when he won the heart of the beautiful brown-eyed 1961 “Miss Pageland Tiger”, Frances Hinson. Together, Frances and Bo grew the construction company, while growing their family. Their three children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were their pride and joy.
     In addition to being a devoted husband, father and “Papa Bo”, Bo was an avid golfer, sinking his first hole-in-one in 1974 at White Plains Country Club. Bo enjoyed the golf, but loved the shenanigans of his golfing buddies. “Breakfast Club” with close friends and Friday nights at “The Barn” with family and friends were Bo’s favorites.
     In addition to his parents, Bo was also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Frances Hinson Mungo, son, Stanley Laney Mungo, sisters Mary Funderburk and Judy Mills. Survivors include son, Gregory Neil Mungo and wife, Robin of Pageland, SC; daughter, Alishia Mungo Branham and husband, Paul of Camden, SC; Grandchildren, Sophia Alley (Trey), Laney Mungo (Trey), Will Mungo (Kelly), Sam Mungo, Steven Branham, Nathan Branham (Ann Marie), Reed Branham (Ashleigh), and Mary Branham (Corey); great grandchildren Presley Alley, Madelyn Alexander, Kingsleigh Branham, Greer Branham and Owen Paul Branham; and special nephew, Steve Jackson (Kathy).
     A Graveside Celebration of Life Service was held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Pageland First Baptist Church cemetery with Dr. Joel Dale and Brent Taylor officiating. The interment followed in the church cemetery. The service was streamed live on the Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Facebook page. The family greeted friends in the Church Fellowship Hall following the Service. Memorials can be made to the charity or church of one’s choice.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Mungo family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 4, 2022.

Dexter Andrew ‘Curly’ Rowell Jr.
PAGELAND – Mr. Dexter Andrew “Curly” Rowell Jr., 81, of Pageland, SC passed away on April 25, 2022 in Monroe, NC. Mr. Rowell was born in March 23, 1941 to the late Dexter Andrew Rowell, Sr. and Ione Lewis Rowell in Pageland, SC. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Pageland. Curley owned a used car dealership and was a truck driver. In his spare time, he loved to drive around town in his antique cars. Mr. Rowell is survived by his brothers, Donald Rowell (Linda) of Pageland, SC and Danny Rowell of Charlottesville, VA; sister, Linda Rowell Sellers of Lancaster, SC; special friend, Shirley Treadaway; his fur baby, precious and car show buddies. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Matt Neisler officiating. The family met with friends following the graveside service at the cemetery. The burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner’s Children Hospital, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Rowell family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 4, 2022.

Sallie Eddins Short
CHESTERFIELD – Sallie Eddins Short, age 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2022, with loved ones at her side. There was a graveside, celebration of life service on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 2:00 pm in the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery with Brent Taylor officiating. There was an informal visitation following the service at the cemetery.
     Sallie Short was born on October 27, 1930, in Chesterfield, South Carolina to the late Clinton Jackson Eddins, Sr. and Florence Davis Eddins. She graduated from Chesterfield High School, attended Wingate College and Furman University, and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and proudly taught as an elementary school teacher in Chesterfield County for 32 years. She was married 40 years to the late James McLeod Short, also of Chesterfield. She loved her church, Zoar United Methodist Church, and served on various church committees. She loved attending church activities, loved teaching, shopping, playing bridge, and going to plays with her friends, but her greatest love was her family. She is survived by and was most proud of her children, Mona Short Campbell (James) of Chesterfield, James (Jim) M. Short, Jr. (Lori) of Lancaster, SC, and her grandchildren, Mary Florence Watson (Brad and son, Noah Johns) of Pageland, SC; Trey Short, Chris Short (Ronni), and Brice Short (Tabitha) all of Lancaster, SC; and one great grandson; Harrison Alexander Short (Brice and Tabitha).
     In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers; Wilford “Buck” Eddins, Leward Eddins, Vincent Eddins, and Clinton Jackson (CJ) Eddins, and sisters Nevelyn Freeman, Glennie Cromer, and Vinnie Attaway.
     The family requests that memorials be made in memory of “Miss Sallie” to Zoar United Methodist Church, 2842 Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC 29520, or any Hospice Organization of your choice.
     Miss Sallie’s family would like to thank Spring Hill Assisted Living of Pageland, SC; Cheraw Health Care of Cheraw, SC and Regency Hospice, Agape Hospice, and McLeod Hospice all of Chesterfield County for their care of Miss Sallie in the past few years and especially the kind care she was given most recently.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Short family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • May 4, 2022.

  Brenda Rayfield
CHERAW – Brenda Carole Campbell Rayfield, 77, died on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Born, August 27, 1944, in Charlotte, NC, she was a daughter of the late Marvin Hoyle and Edith Earnhardt Campbell. Brenda was a graduate of East Mecklenburg High School, Class of 1962. After living in several cities in North Carolina, and marrying the love of her life, Lanny Reese Rayfield, Sr., she settled down in Cheraw, SC where she lived for 50 years. Mrs. Rayfield was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cheraw, SC where she was a member of the Fred & Lorraine Harris Sunday School Class.
     She worked as a Bank Teller at South Carolina National Bank, at Dr. Richard Owens’ Office, for seven years with Glen Folsom, CPA in Bishopville, SC, and finally at Chesco Services in Cheraw, SC for 18 years. Brenda was an avid fan of NC State and the SC Gamecocks, and she enjoyed playing Bridge and Bunco, along with Shopping and spending time with her grand- children.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lanny Reese Rayfield, Sr.; a brother, Bob Campbell; and her dogs and cats, Smokey, Misty, Scat #1, Scat #2, Bruno, Ace, Hershey, Bruiser #1, and Bruiser #2, who was her last baby.
     Brenda leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons, Lanny Reese Rayfield, Jr. and wife, Jennifer of Cheraw, SC, and Patrick Rayfield and wife, Jennifer of Columbia, SC; and grandchildren, Erin Leigh Riggins (Jake) of Rock Hill, SC, Lanny “Reese” Rayfield, III (Abigail) of Irmo, SC, Anna Elizabeth Rayfield (Chris Cooke) Columbia, SC, and Julia Porth Rayfield of Greenville, SC.
     A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at First United Methodist Church in Cheraw, SC. Burial will follow at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.
     The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, just prior to the service on Thursday in The Parlor at First United Methodist Church in Cheraw, SC.
     Memorials may be made to the Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520. Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Rayfield family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • May11, 2022.

  Sybil Johnson Roscoe
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Sybil Johnson Roscoe, age 90, entered into rest on May 5, 2022. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Bay Springs Baptist Church by Pastor Tracy Gooding with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service at the church.
     Mrs. Roscoe was born September 1, 1931 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Alex and Hattie Douglas Johnson. She was a retired employee of Weller Industries and a former employee of Ruby Hosiery Mill. Sybil was a faithful member of Bay Springs Baptist Church, where she served on the cemetery committee for many years. Mrs. Roscoe enjoyed reading, cooking, and working in her flowers.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Roscoe was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Roscoe; siblings, Bill Johnson, A.L. Johnson, Ansel Johnson, Nicey Shaw, Clyde Johnson, Fletcher Johnson, Gaddy Johnson, and Grace Johnson.
     Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews including, Mike (Sue) Johnson and their family, and Sherry (Wesley) Teal and their family all of Chesterfield, SC.
     Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,
S C is serving the Roscoe family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • May11, 2022.

Marvin Bryant ‘Smitty’ Smith
CHERAW – Mr. Marvin Bryant “Smitty” Smith, age 56, entered into rest on Friday, April 29, 2022. In keeping with Mr. Smith’s wishes, no formal services will be held. The family welcomes friends to come pay their respects at the home of Mr. Smith.
     Mr. Smith was born February 1, 1966 in Cheraw, SC to Luther Bryant and Peggy Bennett Smith. Mr. Smith worked in machine maintenance and concrete construction. Smitty enjoyed racing and working on asphalt super late model cars.
     Mr. Smith was also an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing; as well as hunting boar, deer, or any other game that would walk in front of Smitty in the woods. Above all else, Mr. Smith loved being an uncle to his nieces and nephews.
     In addition to his grandparents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his “little buddy” and nephew, Christian Luck.
     Survivors include Mr. Smith’s loving parents, Luther Bryant and Peggy Bennett Smith of the home; siblings, Tommy Smith of Concord, NC, Chris (Wanda) Smith of Cheraw, SC, Lynn (Tommy) Wallace of Cheraw, SC, Dawn (Troy) Luck of Cheraw, SC; nephews and nieces, Austin (Stacy) Smith, Cheyenne (Robert Johnson) Wallace, Miranda Wallace, Lanie (Manny) Cardenas, Kelly Hyatt; and great-niece and great-nephews, Carter, Callie, and Connor.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Smith family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • May11, 2022.

Brandi Denell Jones Dixon
CHERAW – Brandi Denell Jones Dixon, 41, died Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Born in Chesterfield, SC she was a daughter of Henley (Brandy) Jones of Cheraw, SC and Denell Garris of Chesterfield, SC. She enjoyed shopping, talking on the phone, being with family and going to church.
     She is survived by her parents listed above, her husband, Marty Dixon, her sister, Hensley “Bug” Jones of Cheraw, SC, paternal grandmother, Margaret Jones of Cheraw, SC, uncles and aunts, John Paul Jones, Lin Shelly, Jason Garris and Helen Richardson.
     She was preceded in death by a brother, Henley ”Trey” Lee Jones, III, parental grandfather, Henley Jones, Sr. and maternal grandparents, Frank and Mary Garris.
     A visitation was held 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.
     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.
     Memorials to: ABBA’s House Maternity Home, PO Box 639, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 11 • May18, 2022.

Carolyn Evon Harris Gary
Carolyn Evon Harris Gary was born in Chesterfield County Hospital in Cheraw, South Carolina to parents James A. Reid, Sr. and Frances E. Harris on December 11, 1952. She was educated by the Cheraw Public Schools System and was a graduate of Long High School Class of 1971.
    Carolyn had a love like no other for her three sons, also known as her “3 husbands, The AG Boys.” She also had a love and passion for cooking, which would often be displayed by feeding her family and friends.
     She was an active and faithful member of Grace Temple Fellowship Church in Wallace, South Carolina until her illness. She was also a faithful member of the Queen of Sheba #5 Eastern Stars until her untimely passing.
     Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents: James A. Reid, Sr. and Fran- cis Harris; Daughter, Yolanda Denise; Sister, Shirley A. Little; and Brothers, Barry Reid and Donnie E. Harris.
     Carolyn leaves fond memories to cherish to her 3 Sons: Antoinne (Dorothy) of Ossining, New York, Anthony (Victoria) of Cheraw, South Carolina, and Antonio (Sharon) of Gaston, South Carolina; 8 Grandchildren; 2 great Grandchildren; (11 Siblings) 4 Brothers; Jimmy (Dorothy) of Cheraw, South Carolina, James Arthur Reid, Jr. of Florence, South Carolina, Johnny Reid (Joylene) of Columbia, South Carolina, Ronnie Harris of Odenton, Maryland; 7 Sisters: Leatha York of Brooklyn, New York, Willie Mae Burden (Gregory) of Clermont, Florida, Geraldine Morrison (Troy) of Sanford, North Carolina, Sue F. Harris and Janice Tillman, both of Cheraw, South Carolina, Annette Adams (Willie) of Laurinburg, North Carolina, and Sharon D. Thomas of Charleston, South Carolina; Special Friends: Clytie Roddie, Pal Moore, Linda Green, and Jane Pigg; and a host of other loving relatives, fellow church members, and friends. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 11 • May18, 2022.

Elizabeth ‘Lib’ Davis Guinn
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Elizabeth “Lib” Davis Guinn, age 86, entered into rest on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at her home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 12, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home with burial following in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mrs. Guinn was born October 15, 1935 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late John Murray and Viola Cranford Davis. She was a 1953 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a member of David’s Grove Baptist Church. She was retired from both J.P. Stevens and the S.C. DMV – Chesterfield office. Lib loved her Lord, her family, and was a faithful prayer warrior.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Guinn was also preceded in death by her husband, James E. Guinn; brothers, John M. Davis, and Bealer Davis; and sisters, Doris Shaw, Gladys Kelly, and Helen Moore.
     She is survived by her brother, W.L. (Kay) Davis of West Columbia, SC; nieces and nephews, Doris S. Lisenby, Carol Rivers, James Shaw, Ricky Davis, Randy Davis, Cindy Davis, and Vickie Davis; in addition to numerous great nieces and great nephews.
     A very special Thank You is offered to Mrs. Lib’s caregivers, Doris Lisenby (niece), Louise Sims, Cindy Gibson, and Moe Zwifka for their exceptional love and care.
     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 Guinn family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 11 • May18, 2022.

Ronda Paul ‘R.P.’ Presson
CHESTERFIELD – Chief Ronda Paul “R.P.” Presson (RET) age 87, entered into rest on Sunday, May 15 at McLeod Hospice House, Florence, SC. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at First Southern Methodist Church by the Reverend Dr. Jack Jarrett, with the eulogy being delivered by Chief Junior Kerns. The committal service will follow in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery.
     A viewing will be held from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     Chief Presson will be escorted to the church and his final resting place on the TMRVFD Engine 46.
     Mr. Presson was born March 3, 1935 in Union County, NC, a son of the late Paul Asa and Myrtle Mills Presson. R.P. was a graduate of Unionville High School in Unionville, NC and Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He was a former educator in the publicschool systems and postal worker in Cheraw, SC. R.P. was a charter member and former Conference Board Chair and building committee member of First Southern Methodist Church. R. P. was a former member of the Men’s Cartwright Club at First Southern Methodist Church. He was also a charter member of Teals Mill Fire Department where he retired as Fire Chief on January 1, 2020. He enjoyed watching Gamecocks sports, working the polls during elections, eating breakfast at Huddle House, and relaxing on the swing with his dog by his side.
     In addition to his parents, R.P. was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara McBride Presson.
     Survivors include his sister: Judy Presson Hill of Matthews, NC; nephews, Brad Hill of Charleston, SC and Gregg Hill of Mineral Springs, NC.
     Memorials may be made to First Southern Methodist Church, c/o Patsy Caulder, 5096 Teals Mill Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Teals Mill Fire Department, 5005 Teals Mill Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, is serving the Presson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 11 • May18, 2022.

Ellen Wood Tyner
CHESTERFIELD – Ms. Ellen Wood Tyner, age 61, entered into rest on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at her home. Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Old Peniel Cemetery (located behind by Pine View Baptist Church) by Rev. Donald Wallace, Sr. and Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends immediately following the service and other times at the home of her sister, Susie Trexler.
     Ms. Tyner was born September 17, 1960 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of Gerald and Brenda Johnson Wood. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing. Ellen was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church and enjoyed socializing and talking with everyone. A lady with a heart of gold, Ellen enjoyed baking cakes and giving them away to her friends and neighbors.
     Survivors include her loving parents, Gerald & Brenda Wood of the home; siblings, Susie Trexler (Marty Griggs) of Chesterfield, SC, Jeff Wood (Toni) of Wadesboro, NC, Amy Wood Stokes (Jeff Bryant) of Society Hill, SC; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own children.
     The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to McLeod hospice nurse & close family friend Carrie Rhyne for her friendship, love, and care to Ellen and her family.
     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P O Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501 or to The Old Penile Cemetery Fund, 3235 Bear Creek Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Tyner family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 11 • May18, 2022.

Milton Yearty
Milton Yearty, 88, of Pinopolis, SC, a retired buyer for B.C. Moore’s Department Stores, died Thursday morning at the Summerville Hospice House. His funeral was held at 2:00 PM Saturday afternoon, May 7, 2022, in the Chapel of Dial-Murray Funeral Home, Moncks Corner. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 12:30 PM until the hour of service on Saturday. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Berkeley Seniors, Inc., 103 Gulledge St., Moncks Corner, SC 29461. Mr. Yearty was born September 1, 1933, in Chester, GA, a son of O. V. Yearty and Della Peacock Yearty. He was a US Army veteran of Vietnam, and was a member of St. John’s Baptist Church in Pinopolis. He was a former member of the North Cheraw Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and Adult Sunday School Teacher for many years. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and he loved animals, but he especially adored his family and friends. After his retirement, Mr. Yearty became a volunteer at the charity shop in Cheraw prior to moving to Berkeley County. He was an active member of the Berkeley Seniors and enjoyed playing corn hole. Mr. Yearty was the widower of Nell Haire Yearty to whom he was married for 60 years. Surviving are his son, Mark Yearty and his wife, Sherry, of Pinopolis; a sister-in-law, Dell Davis of Albany, GA; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 11 • May18, 2022.

Alberta Elizabeth Chapman
Chesterfield – Alberta Elizabeth Chapman, 88, died Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 12pm from the Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born February 25th, 1934 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Paul and Retha Bennett Ratliff. Survivors: daughters, Theresa Chapman-Brown (Charles Brown) and Sheila Blackwell (Eric); a son, Arthur Wayne Chapman (Gail); grandchildren, Charles, Avery, Kelsey, Ania, and Asia; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Meghan and Briasia. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 11 • May27, 2022.

Frances Isgett Matheson
CHERAW/MARIETTA, Ga. – Frances Isgett Matheson, 89, died Sunday, May 15, 2022. Born in Cheraw, SC she was the daughter of the late Oscar Lee and Irene Hall Isgett. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Marietta, GA. She was graduate and valedictorian of Cheraw High School and obtained her Bachelor of Education from Coker College. She was a retired
administrator in education.
     Surviving is her husband, William N Matheson of Marietta, GA, a son Dennis Matheson of Marietta, GA, a stepdaughter, Becky Matheson of Marietta, GA, nieces and nephew, Sharron McMurray, Stephine Isgett and Scott Isgett.
     A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 11 • May27, 2022.

Helen Kennington Miles
MCBEE – Mrs. Helen Kennington Miles, age 75, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Beauford Baptist Church by Pastor Tim Williams with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 –7:00 PM Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The family also greeted friends on Sunday from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service at the church.
     Mrs. Miles was born November 3, 1946 in the Angelus Community of Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Carl and Nellie Gainey Kennington. She was a former employee of Kendall Textiles and a faithful member of Beauford Baptist Church. A true matriarch of her family, Helen’s heart was taking care of her family and friends. She also was an avid reader, and enjoyed cooking, working in her flowers, and working word search puzzles. One of her favorite stops with her husband was at the Hardee’s breakfast group in Hartsville.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Miles was also preceded in death by her son, Thomas Christopher Adams; and all of her siblings, James Kennington, Heyward Kennington, Grace Rankin, Bleaker Brock, Louise Terry, Lois Brock, Junior Kennington, Cletus Kennington, Evaughn Leophart, and Eloise Odom.
     Survivors include her beloved husband of 42 years, Don Miles of the home; daughters, Natalie Oliver of McBee, SC, Annette (Brian Diamond) Freeman of Bethune, SC; step-son, Donald (Holly) Miles, II of Whitfield, VA; grandchildren, Nichol Stroud of Hartsville, SC, Nia Stroud of McBee, SC, Brittany (J.P.) Neal of Bethune, SC, Erica (Dan Graham) Freeman of Hartsville, SC, Dylan Freeman of Bethune, SC, Thomas “Leget” Hill of McBee, SC, Alex Hill of Ashland, SC, Nichole Chestnut of Clarkesville, TN, and Skyler Miles of Whitfield, VA; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Brennen, Harley, Kali, Ravyn, Maria; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, is serving the Miles family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 11 • May27, 2022.

Joan Middleton Miller
Mrs. Joan Middleton Miller, 90, of Jefferson, SC passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Miller was born on October 1, 1931 in the Angelus community to the late Lennie Middleton, Sr. and Susie Mae Seegars Middleton. Mrs. Miller was a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church. She was an extraordinary strong woman that loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She was very active in their life and tried to attend all of their school and sporting events. She worked in the school system for thirty-two years as a teacher and guidance counselor. Joan was an active member of the community, serving on numerous advisory boards in the Chesterfield County School System. She served as a board member of White Plains Golf Club and was one of the founding ladies of White Plains Ladies Golf Association. Mrs. Miller was an avid Clemson fan. She is preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, Edwin E. Miller Jr.; sister, Betty Sue Rollins; aunt and mother figure, Edith Jordan and nephew, Len Middleton. Mrs. Miller is survived by her son, Rusty Miller (Kelly) of Jefferson, SC; daughter, Ceil Murphy (David) of Marietta, GA; brother, Lennie S. Middleton, Jr. (Corinne) of the Angelus community; grandchildren, Will Murphy (Mary-Clayton), Anna Murphy, Matthew Murphy, Ben Miller (Lisie), Katherine Miller and Jordan Miller; great granddaughter, Shivonne Murphy; sons of the heart, Ricky Rollins (Debbie) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Phil Rollins (Teresa) of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren of the heart, Hillary Rollins, Chase Rollins, Grant Rollins, Zane Rollins (Laura), Beau Rollins and Victoria Rollins and honorary family, Elizabeth “Perk” Knight, Ann Moore and Janet Lee. There was a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Jefferson United Methodist Church with her grandson, Ben Miller officiating. The family received friends from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, May 20, 2022 at her residence, 205 North Lee Street, Jefferson, SC 29718.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Regency Southern Care Hospice, Attn: Grace Hospice Foundation, 205 E. Main St., Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Jefferson United Methodist Church, PO Box 308, Jefferson, SC 29718. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Miller family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 11 • May27, 2022.

James Marion (Jay) Oliver Jr.
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. James Marion (Jay) Oliver, Jr., age 67, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. In lieu of a traditional funeral, it was Jay’s wish to have a casual visitation at home where friends and family could enjoy fellowship while laughing and reminiscing. The family greeted friends between the hours of 4:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, May 27, 2022 at the home of Wayne & Nancy Eddins, 4664 Bear Creek Rd., Chesterfield, SC. Upon Judy’s departure from her earthly life the two will have their ashes joined so that they can be together once again.
     Mr. Oliver was born August 11, 1954 in Wadesboro, NC a son of the late Marion and Dottie Ballard Oliver. He was a retired employee of Ina Bearing / Schaeffler Group with 38 years of service. He also served on the Chesterfield Town Council from 2006 – 2019 and was a proud supporter of the Greater Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce.
     Jay will be remembered for his infectious smile, his love for life, and his love for a really cold Natural Light with his many friends and family in Chesterfield, Murrells Inlet, and Camden. He looked forward to playing golf with these same special friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his best buddy, Mr. Bill Curtis at “The Barn.” His greatest love and joy were his family. His high school sweetheart and wife of 48 years, Judy. Most of the time, if you saw one, you saw the other. Time together is what they enjoyed most. His pride and joy were his two daughters, his son (in-law) and his three precious grandchildren. Time with them was like a big dose of medicine.
     Survivors include his wife, Judy of the home; daughters, Rebekah Oliver of Chesterfield, SC, Carol (Justin) Truesdale of Camden, SC; grandchildren, Cade, Reid, and Stella Truesdale; siblings, Ann (Roby) Moore, Edward (Karen) Oliver, Bunk (Russell) Lindsey, Samp Morton, Jackie Gaskins, Wayne & Nancy Eddins, and Jane & Gary Hogan.
     He was preceded in death by siblings, Ginger Oliver Morton, Tom Oliver, Phil Oliver, and Bo Gaskins. Memorials can be made online in Jay’s memory to the American Heart Association at heart.org.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Oliver family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • June 1, 2022 •

Johnny Franklin Teal
CHERAW – Mr. Johnny Franklin Teal, 78, died on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Born, August 7, 1943, in Chesterfield County, SC, he was the son of the late Franklin Eugene and Ella Brown Teal. Johnny worked in the early part of his career with IBEW Union #379 in Charlotte, NC as an electrician. After retiring from there, he returned home to open his own businesses; Midway Electric, Cheraw Hardware, and finally S & T Alignment for 39 years. After retiring, Johnny enjoyed wood working, gardening, and camping. Johnny leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 34 years, Felicia Lowrimore Teal of the home; a daughter, Sara Jean Teal of Cheraw, SC; sisters, Patricia T. Sellers of Cheraw, SC, and Wanda T. Rivers, and husband Randy of Chesterfield, SC; his niece, Brandie Rivers of Chesterfield, SC; and a nephew, Michael Scott Rivers of North Myrtle Beach, SC.
     The family received friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.
     A private burial will be held at a later date. Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Teal family in their time of grief.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • June 1, 2022 •

Thomas Ash Jr.
CHESTERFIELD – Thomas Ash, Jr., 85, died Saturday, May 21, 2022. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 1pm from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Chesterfield SC. He was born August 27, 1936 in Cheraw, SC to the late Gracie Chapman Ashe and Thomas Ashe Sr. Survivors: sons, William (JoAnne) Ash and Danny (Donna) Ash; daughters Barbara (Tony) Roots and Shirley Ash; sisters, Loretta (Howard) Rogers, Carolyn Smith, and Thomasine Simmons; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals- Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • June 8, 2022 •

James Arthur Bostic Jr.
CHERAW – James Arthur Bostic, Jr., 58, died Saturday, May 28, 2022. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 3PM from the New St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church, Blenheim, SC. Burial followed in the Word of Life Memorial Gardens, Bennettsville, SC.
     He born July 22, 1963 in Dillon, SC to James Bostic, Sr. and Jessie Bostic. Survivors: his father, James A. Bostic, Sr., two daughters, Kadesha
Bostic and Shaunell (Phillip) Brent, and three grandchildren, Shanice Bostic, Kaiya Bethea, and Darius Bethea. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • June 8, 2022 •

Norman “Butchie” Delmis Harris, Jr.
CHERAW – Mr. Norman “Butchie” Delmis Harris, Jr., 50, died on Sunday, May 29, 2022. Born, February 21, 1972, in Cheraw, SC, he was the son of the late Norman Delmis Harris, Sr. and the late Evelyn Sue Cagle. Norman enjoyed cooking, being around his family and their kids as well as helping others. He also liked NASCAR and motorcycles.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, listed above. Butchie leaves behind to cherish his memory, a son, Dylan Walters of Maryland; aunts, Mary Roscoe and husband, Carlton of Cheraw, SC and Darlene Cagle and husband, Mitchell Dunn of Cheraw, SC; cousins, Brooke Mabry and husband, Jeremy of Cheraw, SC, Amber Roscoe of Cheraw, SC, Katie Roscoe of Cheraw, SC, Daniel Cagle of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Timmy Cagle of Maryland, Carley Roscoe of Cheraw, SC and Wendy Cagle of Maryland; and several other family members and friends.
     The family will have a private service at a later date. Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Harris family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • June 8, 2022 •

William L. Jefferson
LAWNSIDE, N.J. – William L. Jefferson, 74, died Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 2 PM from the  Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Military Honors, Committal and Burial followed in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. He was born July 13, 1947 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Legette Jefferson, Sr. and Alice Marion Blakeney Jefferson. Survivors: his wife, Joanne T. Jefferson; two daughters; Conchita Vargas of Philadelphia, PA, and Rosita Corbin of Lawnside, NJ; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, son-in-law (Don Corbin), five brothers, five sisters. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals- Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • June 8, 2022 •

Mary Sowell Jenkins
CHESTERFIELD – Mary Sowell Jenkins, 76, died Sunday, May 29, 2022. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 3PM from the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born August 19, 1945, in Chesterfield, SC to the late Thomas Sowell and Alice Pegues.    Survivors: her husband, Scipio Jenkins of the home; sons, Derwin Jenkins, Monroe, NC, Kelvin Jenkin, Chesterfield, SC, Michael Jenkins, Chesterfield, SC and Reginald Jenkins, Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Lakavia (Andre) Wilson, Chesterfield, SC; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, James Sow- ell, Washington, DC, Walter Sowell, Chesterfield, SC, and Lee Sowell, Cheraw, SC. Flemming Funerals- Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • June 8, 2022 •

Elizabeth Cloud ‘Betty’ Malloy
Elizabeth Cloud Malloy, “Betty”, age 94, died May 9, 2022, in Charlotte, NC. Born February 3, 1928, in Lilesville, NC, Betty was a daughter of the late Fayette Jef- fries and Mary Dryer Cloud. She was married in 1949 to John Wilson Malloy, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, who predeceased her in 1988.
     Betty is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Cloud Malloy of Mill Spring, NC, and Louise Malloy Bonner (James Archibald Stuart Bonner) of Charlotte, NC; two grandsons, James Archibald Stuart Bonner Jr. (Martha) of Charlotte and Wilson Malloy Bonner of Salt Lake City, UT; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Baker Bonner Covington (Alec) of Charlotte, and three great grandsons, James Archibald Stuart Bonner III, William Martin Bonner and Harrison Baker Covington, all of Charlotte.
     In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by an infant son, her sister Martha Cloud Chapman and her brothers, Fayette Jeffries Cloud, Jr. and Percy Dryer Cloud.
     Known as “Memaw” to her family, she was cherished for her open mind, compassion and funny sense of humor. She was wise, practical and full of unconditional love and affection.
     A memorial service was held May 31, 2022, at 11:00am at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC 28207. Interment will be private in Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.
     In remembrance of Betty, memorials may be made to St. David’s Cemetery Associa- tion, Post Office Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520.
     Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • June 8, 2022 •

Markus Rayvon McBride
CHERAW – Markus Rayvon McBride, 34, died Thursday, May 26, 2022. A Celebration of Life Service was held at the family home on Saturday, June 4, 2022. He was born April 18, 1988 in Fort Huachuca, Arizona to son of Charlene Ratliff and Reginald McBride. Survivors: mother, Charlene Ratliff (Michael), Cheraw, SC; father, Reginald McBride (Robin), Baltimore, MD; fiancé, Shatoya Garvin, Loris, SC; daughter, Shanyia Walters, Loris, SC; sisters, Regina McBride, Cheraw, SC, Michaela Ratliff, Devin Ratliff, and Deja (Matt) Tart, Wallace, NC; brother, Michael Ratliff, Jr., Cheraw, SC; paternal grandparents, Mildred and Julius McBride, Ruby, SC.
     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals- Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • June 8, 2022 •

Alton F. Quick
BENNETTSVILLE – Mr. Alton F. Quick passed away at The Greens at Pinehurst in Pinehurst, North Carolina on Friday, June 3, 2022. He was 78 years old. Born May 10, 1944, he was the son of the late Worth and Helen
Hubbard Quick. He was a manager in the industrial fabrication industry for many years. He enjoyed spending time with family and especially his grandchildren.
     Mr. Quick was preceded in death by his parents listed above and nine siblings. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Carolyn Heyward Quick; son, Todd Bethea (Patricia); sister, Linda Norton; grandson, Ryan Bethea (Tiffany); grand- daughter, Lindsay Bethea; great grandson, Avery Armfield; and multiple nieces and nephews.
     A graveside funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at Sunset Memorial Park.
     Memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice, 300 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines, NC, 28387.  Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Quick family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • June 8, 2022 •

Robert Calvin Rollins
CHERAW – Mr. Robert Calvin Rollins, age 76, entered into rest on Monday, May 30, 2022 at his home. Graveside services were held at 1:00 PM Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Old St. David’s Cemetery by his nephew, The Reverend Jay Gibson. The family greeted friends following the graveside service. Family and Friends could stop by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Friday, June 3, 2022 between the hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM to pay their respects.
     Mr. Rollins was born February 28, 1946 in Patrick, SC a son of the late Robert Eulah and Attie Blanche Jordan Rollins. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School and the retired manager of Palmetto Casket Company with over 35 years of service. He was formerly employed with Bennett Motor Company as a Parts Manager. Calvin enjoyed playing golf but his greatest pastime was spending time with his family. He enjoyed family vacations and his greatest title was being “Pa-Pa” to his grandchildren.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Rollins was also preceded in death by sisters, Faye Newsome, and Joyce Threatt; and brother-in-law, John Harrison Sartor, Sr.
     Survivors include his wife of nearly 57 years, Beverly S. Rollins of the home; 3 children, R. Chris (Tina) Rollins of Bethlehem, NC, Meg R. Norton of Cheraw, SC, and William Calvin “Will” (Amanda) Rollins of Darlington, SC; grandchildren, Corbin (Samantha) Norton of Cheraw, SC, McKinley Rollins, Aubrey Rollins, Emma Rollins, and Bo Rollins all of Darlington, SC; great grandchild, Kirkleigh Norton; sister, Wanda Sartor of Cheraw, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved grand dogs.
     The family is grateful for the exceptional love and care provided to Calvin by his wonderful caregivers, Debbie Cowart, Natalie Curtis, Taylor Curtis, and the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield.
     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Fu- neral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rollins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • June 8, 2022 •

Willie Roosevelt Davis
CHERAW – Willie Roosevelt Davis, 87, died Tuesday, June 7, 2022. A memorial service was held Friday, June 10, 2022, at 11 am from the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. He was born September 20, 1934, in Cheraw, SC to the late Henry and Lillie Jackson, Sr. Survivors: his wife, Norma D. Davis; daughters, Mary Ann Love (Charles), Chesterfield, SC, Darlene Grant, Cheraw, SC, Susan King (Raymond II), Greensboro, NC; sons, Willie Leon Davis, Charlotte, NC, Ronald Davis (Gail), Springfield, PA, Donald Davis, North Tonawanda, NY, Pastor Peay, FL; 20 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren; sisters, Martha Watts, Morven, NC and Mary Clyburn, Chesterfield, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals- Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • June 15, 2022 •

Betty Dunn McInnis
BENNETTSVILLE – Betty Dunn McInnis, 78, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Cheraw Healthcare in Cheraw.
     Born October 20, 1943, in Gibson, NC, she was a daughter of the late Luther and Lillie Caldonia Evans Dunn. Mrs. Betty was married to the late Sidney Johnson McInnis, III. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she was a member of several groups within the church and was also a Red Bird Missionary. She was a volunteer firefighter with Brightsville Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the ladies auxiliary.
     She is survived by her sons, Ben Walters, Jr. and wife Paula of Lancaster, OH, Rocky Walters and wife Nancy of Warner Robins, GA, Clark McInnis and wife Susan of Woodstock, GA, and Scott McInnis and wife Renee of Hamlet, NC; daughter, Wendy Gaye Dunn and husband Michael of Jacksonville, NC; very special friends, J.D. and Christine Hyatt; special mother-In-law, Pearl McInnis; sister, Mary Ruth Byrge of Lafayette TN; grandchildren, Benjamin, Jordan, Garrett, Shelby, Olivia, Chyenne, Morgan, Ethan, Kayleigh, and Caden; great grandchildren, Kara, Vincent, Ruthanne, Levi, Lydia, and Henrik.
     A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Christ United Methodist Church, with a committal service to follow in Newton Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, June                                                                                                                                                  20, 2022, at Burroughs Funeral Home.
     Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, (Missions) P.O. Box 75, Bennettsville, SC 29512.  Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the McInnis family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • June 22, 2022 •

Roberta Wertley Asner
MYRTLE BEACH – Ms. Roberta Wertley Asner, 77, died on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Born, March 23, 1945, in Pottsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Wellington Wertley and the late Catherine Sukeena Wertley. Roberta was a loving and giving woman who cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Roberta was gracious and loved by everyone who knew her. She will be remembered as a devoted mother, nana, and friend.
     Roberta leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughters, Dorothy Asner Cooper (Bob) of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Julie Doty (Doug) of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Lawson Brown, Corey Cooper (Naisha), Emilee Doty, and Paige Doty; and great-grandchildren, Caiden, Corey Anthony, and Camden.
     A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.
     The family received friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, just prior to the service at Kiser Funeral Home.
     Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of one’s choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • June 29, 2022 •

Nancy Rice Duvall
Ann Warren (Nancy) Rice Duvall of West Columbia, SC, died on June 19, 2022. She had been a resident of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community since 2018.
     Born on August 16, 1936, in Charleston, SC, Nancy was the eldest child of William Lawton Rice and Annie Harleston Warren Rice. Nancy attended Charleston public schools and studied for two years at the College of Charleston before marrying Charles Farmer Duvall on June 2, 1957. In addition to her roles as wife and mother, she worked as a secretary at the Pentagon, was a writer and then editor of the diocesan newspaper of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina, and an administrative assistant in the Communications Department of Converse College. As the wife of an Episcopal priest, Nancy played an active role in the church and was a strong support in Charles’ ministry. When he was elected Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, she traveled with him throughout the diocese and beyond to share in his ministry. Nancy had her own special ministry to gather, care for and encourage the clergy spouses of the diocese. Nancy served on the Vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Columbia, SC, and on the Boards of the Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief and the Moldova World Children’s Fund, among many other charitable organizations to which she regularly and lovingly donated. Nancy’s love of reading and writing expressed itself in many ways, especially in her later years when she wrote numerous poems, meditations, stories and articles for various publications, while participating in book and study groups.
     Nancy was predeceased by her beloved husband Charles, to whom she was married for 63 years. She is survived by her brother David Lawton Rice (Grace) of Asheville, NC; her children Ann Duvall Barwick (Daniel), of Columbia, SC; Charles Farmer Duvall, Jr. (Ellyn), of Raleigh, NC; Theodore Wannamaker Duvall (Katherine), of Mt. Pleasant, SC; grandchildren Elizabeth Barwick, David Barwick, Benjamin Duvall, Samuel Duvall, Beverly Duvall Bowers, and Anne Lawton Duvall; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
     A memorial service was held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Columbia, SC, at 10 a.m. on Saturday June 25. The family greeted friends after the service, and the Committal followed at Old St. David’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in Cheraw, SC. Kiser Funeral Home is assisting the family.
     The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community and Freia Westbrook of Prisma Hospice for their care and support.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Moldova World Children’s Fund, PO Box 458, Hendersonville, NC 28793, Still Hopes Resident Fund, One Still Hopes Drive,
West Columbia, SC 29169, or St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2827 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC 29205. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • June 29, 2022 •

Jeffrey ‘Britt’ Hart Jr.
BENNETTSVILLE – Jeffrey “Britt” Hart, Jr., 30, died on Sunday, June 19, 2022. Born, June 21, 1991, in Florence, SC, he was the son of Jeffrey Britt Hart, Sr. and Karessa Powell Hart. Britt was a musician, scholar, finishing his college degree in December of this year, and a devoted father. He loved the drums, making music for the church, reading, and listening to NPR Radio. Britt was a member of Amazing Grace Ministries in Cheraw, SC and went on several Mission Trips to the Dominican Republic. He was a gentle giant, and his number one priority and accomplishment was his family. He enjoyed traveling to unknown places and spending quality time with his entire family at Santee Lake. His best days were spent playing on the floor with his daughters, cuddling on the couch with his wife, and taking a “spin” on his “street legal dirt bike. Britt was quick to laugh and quick to love and even enjoyed a good debate with anyone. His infectious grin and goofy laugh brought joy to everyone, and he will be dearly missed by all that knew him.Britt was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Conrad and Lillian Hart.
     He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Sarah Katherine Hart of the home; his precious daughters, Lila Britt Hart and Billie Blythe Hart of the home; his parents, Jeffrey Britt Hart, Sr. and Karessa Powell Hart of Cheraw, SC; brothers, Matthew Austin Hart (Sam) of Aberdeen, NC, and Christopher Ryan Hart of Cheraw, SC; a sister, Brianna Danae’ Hart (Nathan Quick) of Cheraw, SC; maternal grandparents, Kenneth Ray Powell and Theresa Eaddy Powell of Timmonsville, SC; mother-in-law, Terri Godbold of Darlington, SC; father-in-law, Jerry Godbold of Cheraw, SC; Aunt, Kendi Weatherford (Jose) of Timmonsville, SC; brother-in-law, Brad Godbold (Patty) of Tennessee; cousins, Hustin Melton, Baelee Melton, Graecee Melton, and Joey Weatherford; and many other, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.
     A funeral service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022, at Cheraw Family Worship in Cheraw, SC. A private family burial was held at Hart Family Cemetery in Bennettsville, SC.
     The family received friends from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022, just prior to the service at Cheraw Family Worship Center, and at other times at the home of Britt’s grandparents, 2438 Center Road, Timmonsville, SC 29161.
     Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC has been entrusted to serve the family during their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • June 29, 2022 •

Ronald Jed Oliver
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Ronald Jed Oliver, age 68, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at his home. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Friday, June 24, 2022 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     Mr. Oliver was born August 26, 1953 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Knowlton and Viola Pittman Oliver. He was a retired employee of Conbraco Industries with over 43 years of service and a former employee of Video Limited. He was also a long-time volunteer with Hospice of Chester- field County and would sit with male hospice patients and do yard work for those in need. A faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, Jed was a member and assistant Sunday school teacher of the Adult III class, and was very active in the Baptist Men’s group.
     A man who never met stranger, Jed was a true Christian man that was a friend to all. He enjoyed attending area brotherhood meetings, local revivals and gospel singings, and was a faithful supporter of Evangelist Tyler Blue. Jed not only loved his friends, but his family was very dear to him. He treated all of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews as they were his own children.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Oliver was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Donald Jay Oliver; sister, Violet Oliver Hargrove; brothers-in-law, Jewell Gulledge, and Ray Usher; nephew, Barry Usher; and niece, Donna Pruitt.
     Survivors include his brother, W.K. (Lisa) Oliver of Pageland, SC; sisters, Betty Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC, and Joyce Usher of Kershaw, SC; nieces, Glenda (Kevin) Denkins, Ann (Jason) Perkins, Yolanda (Chris) Smith, and Sarah Gulledge; nephews, Levander (Wendy) Oliver, and J.R. Usher; numerous great nieces and great nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to the Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home   of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Oliver family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • June 29, 2022 •

Kathleen G. ‘Miss Pete’ Hancock
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Kathleen G. “Miss Pete” Hancock, age 97, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 1, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Cross Roads Baptist Church (Family Life Center) by Pastor Max White and Pastor Jamie Gulledge with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Tuesday prior to the service in the family life center.
     Mrs. Hancock was born November 10, 1924 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late William and Leila Gibson Gulledge. She was a retired employee of Pageland Corporation Textiles and a faithful member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, where she held the distinct honor of being the oldest member. Miss Pete served the Lord through the years on the church hospitality committee, VBS committee, and was very active in the mission projects. She enjoyed preparing the prisoner packets, migrant bags, and sewing pillow case dresses that were used for International Missions. The true matriarch of her family, Miss Pete loved her Lord, her church, and her family deeply. She also enjoyed sewing, reading and working word search puzzles.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hancock was also preceded in death by her husband, James B. Hancock; daughter, Kathy H. Raffaldt; sisters, Mattie Donahue, Grace Woodward, Rosa Lee Woodward, and Josie Gulledge; and son-in-law, Johnny Jenkins.
     Survivors include her children, Elma H. Jenkins of Chesterfield, SC, Leonard “Buck” Hancock of Liberty, NC, Janice H. (Bobby) Brown of Chesterfield, SC, Carolyn H. (Weldon) Sellers, and Cindy H. (Wilbur) Brock both of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Jamie (Jami) Brown of Ruby, SC, Michael (April) Brown of Jefferson, GA, Jason (Melanie) Brock of Cheraw, SC, Wesley (Kim) Brock of Jefferson, SC, Philip (Jennifer) Sellers of Tega Cay, SC, and Amanda (Justin) Stanton of Lexington, SC; great grandchildren, Kaylee, Madison, Rachel, Elisabeth, Sarah, Rebekah, Joanna, Nathan, Leah, Micah, Jenna, Boyce, Gracie, Brittany, Will, Kalyn, Peyton, and Jake; great-great grandchildren, Riley and Hudson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff & administration of Anson Health & Rehabilitation for the excellent love and care provided to Mrs. Hancock for the past 8 years.
     Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, SC 29741 to be used for any mission project.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hancock family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 6, 2022 •  

Donna Sims Hicks
Mrs. Donna Sims Hicks, 75, of Jefferson, SC passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Monroe, NC surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Hicks was born on June 28, 1946 to the late Geneva Phillips Gaddy and Edgar Sims. Mrs. Hicks was a member of White Plains Baptist Church where she enjoyed her time leading in children’s church. She was an extraordinarily strong woman that loved her family, especially her grand children; she was very active in their life and tried to attend all of their school and sporting events. She enjoyed traveling, cooking and most of all cleaning. She worked at Challenger for 20 years until it closed. After which time, she was extremely proud of going to school and earning her certificate as a nursing assistant. She worked in the hospital and care facilities before retiring from CMC Union. Donna had a great love for people and enjoyed spending time with and taking care of others. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Jenny and Turner Phillips, who played a big role in her childhood.
     Mrs. Hicks is survived by her husband of fifty-five years, Cecil Dennis Hicks; daughter, Denise Jackson (Todd) of Jefferson, SC; son, Dr. Shad Hicks (Jacqueline) of Oakboro, NC; grandchildren, Lacy McManus (Tony) of Jefferson, SC, Lauren Freeman (Chase) of Columbia, SC, and Zoe’ Hicks; great-grandchildren, Rylan, Brody, and Bailey McManus; and mother-in-law, Leona Hicks of Jefferson, SC. There was a Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 4:00pm at White Plains Baptist Church with Dr. Shad Hicks and Reverend Ronnie Hargett officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to White Plains Baptist Church, PO Box 219, Jefferson, SC 29718. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Hicks family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 6, 2022.

Peggy Robinson Kirkley
JEFFERSON – Mrs. Peggy Robinson Kirkley, age 90, entered into rest on Sunday, June 26, 2022. Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Fork Creek United Methodist Church by Pastor David Christopher with the eulogy being delivered by Mr. Lynn Horton. The committal followed in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church. The family also received friends throughout the day on Wednesday at the home of her son, Donnie & Shirley Kirkley.
     Mrs. Kirkley was born September 3, 1931, in Pageland, SC to the late Yancey and Rosa Lee Ingram Robinson. She retired from Jefferson Elementary as a Teacher’s Aide with 15 years of service and a former employee of Sacony Industries. Mrs. Kirkley was a faithful member of Fork Creek United Methodist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher in the kindergarten class. Her love of children was immeasurable  Mrs. Peggy enjoyed working in her garden and flowers, and taking care of her family.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Kirkley was also preceded in death by her husband, G.W. Kirkley; and son, Ricky Kirkley.
     Survivors include her sons, Jimmy (Cindy) Kirkley, and Donnie (Shirley) Kirkley; daughter-in-law, Sandra Kirkley; grandchildren, Angie (Woody) Atkinson, Eddie (Anitra) Kirkley, Laura Ann (John) Bell, Amy (Jason) Lineberger, Taylor (Joseph) Bell, Reuben (Sarah) Terry, Brian (Patricia) Kirkley, Daniel (Beverly) Kirkley, and Kevin (Amy) Kirkley; 19 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Jean (Bob) Simpson, and Frances Duncan; and 2 nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Fork Creek United Methodist Church, c/o Linda Plyler, 404 J.L. Love Road, Jefferson, SC 29718.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Kirkley family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 6, 2022 •  

Willard ‘Buster’ J. Griggs Jr.
PATRICK – Willard “Buster” J. Griggs, Jr., age 82, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022 at his home A native of Patrick, South Carolina he was the son of the late Carrie “Sara” Lee Griggs. Buster Attended Chesterfield High School and retired from Burlington Industries after 35 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and loved cars.
     Survivors include Lucille Riley (aunt), John W. Griggs (uncle), and numerous cousins. His friends and family have many fond memories of him. Buster was devoted to his mother and cared for her until her death in October of 1989. He cared deeply for his family and enjoyed the yearly family reunions where they reminisced about the good times they had together over the years. At the reunion, you could always find Buster quietly listening and laughing art the stories they shared. Buster will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
     A graveside service to honor and celebrate Buster’s life was held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 8, 2022 at the Patrick Cemetery on McNair Street in Patrick, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • July 13, 2022.

Albert ‘Dean’ Adam Walker
Albert “Dean” Adam Walker, age 52 of Charlotte, North Carolina parted this life suddenly and expected on Sunday, June 19, 2022. Albert aka “Al” and/or “Dean” was born on May 31, 1969, in Charlotte, NC. Dean graduated from West Mecklenburg High School in 1988 where he was a member of the FHA/HERO from 1987-1988. Dean was recognized as the 1st student from the CMS district, Charlotte, NC to ever go the National FHA/HERO Proficiency Events in Cincinnati, Ohio where he won a silver medal in which he was very honored and extremely proud of his accomplishment. After graduating from West Mecklenburg High School in 1988, Dean enlisted in the United States Army as active duty. He served in the HHC 2/64th Armor, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division of the United States Army in Schweinfurt, Germany, from 1988-1992. Dean worked as a planner/scheduler for the city of Charlotte Water Field Operations Division for 25 plus years. During his tenure at Charlotte Water, he (Dean) became the 1st City of Charlotte Water Division Associate to win the GOVies (City Manager’s Award) for the People’s Choice (Inspiration award twice in 2019 & 2021. He also won his 1st award in 2017 with the Spirit of Giving Team. As of the current year of 2022, Dean served as the Ambassador for the Charlotte Water Field Operations Division committee where he was very instrumental in advocating for the City of Charlotte Water Field Operations Division to receive an annual increase. His determination, persistence, and uncanny approach provided identifiable factors and results. That highlighted the viability and transparency of his division and convinced City leaders to approve an annual increase for the City of Charlotte Water Division physical year 2022. During his personal time, Dean was an Independent Entrepreneur and owner of 2A Walker Photography (Capturing Shining Moments).
     Dean was preceded in death by his mother; the late Barbara Mickles Walker (1995), of Charlotte, NC; and by his father-in-law; the late Arthur Simpson of Charlotte, NC.
     Dean leaves to cherish his memory, is wife Nicholl Simpson Walker of Charlotte, NC; Parents Reverend Albert Louis Mickles of Rock Hill, SC; Stepmother; Frenchie Mickles of Rock Hill, SC; Mother-in-Law; Pamella Simpson of Charlotte, daughter, Alexandria (Alex) Sibby of Charlotte, NC; Granddaughter, E’Naujaa J. Sibby and Grandson, M’Kazi D. Sibby of Charlotte, NC, two sisters: April Massey of Ft. Lawn, SC and Jamesa Mickles of Rock Hill, SC, four brothers: Lawrence E. Walker of Charlotte, NC, Carnell E. Walker (Angela) of Pageland, SC, Tony B. Walker of Charlotte, NC, and Sherrod Mickles (Elaine) of Conway, SC, aunt, Kathryn Austin of Rock Hill, SC, two uncles: Joseph Mickles (Shirley) of Rock Hill, SC, Rickey Mickles of Rock Hill, SC, nieces, nephews, and a host of great nieces and nephews. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • July 13, 2022.

William Dennis Curtis Sr.
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. William Dennis Curtis, Sr., age 66, entered into rest on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Saturday, July 16, 2022 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following at the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery.
     Mr. Curtis was born July 3, 1956 in Wadesboro, NC to William “Bill” Curtis and the late Jean Hancock Curtis.
     Dennis was a welder and enjoyed his work at Curtis Oil Company. He was a devoted father and grandfather, who loved his entire family. Dennis enjoyed cooking, traveling, following politics, and loved his dogs. His most enjoyable times were spent with his grandchildren at their many sporting events.
     Survivors include his children; Amanda Jean (Perry Carpenter) Curtis, Jennifer Curtis (Brandon) Grainger, William “Will” Dennis Curtis Jr. all of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Scarlett Alyssa Grainger and Everett Keith Grainger; brothers, Dean (Josephine) Curtis, Douglas (Carol Ann) Curtis, Danny (Terrie) Curtis all of Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Teresa Welch and Tenita Sellers both of Chesterfield, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; brother of the heart, Johnny Rivers; and special friend, Rosa Privette.
     In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Cemetery, PO Box 388, Chesterfield, SC. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Curtis family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 20, 2022.

Elizabeth ‘Lib’ Overcash Miles
RUBY – Mrs. Elizabeth “Lib” Overcash Miles, age 88, entered into rest on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, July 18, 2022 at Cross Roads Baptist Church by Pastor Max White and Dr. Troy Rogers with the eulogy being delivered by her daughter, Debra Wallace. The committal service followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 3:00–5:00 PM Sunday afternoon at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     Mrs. Miles was born September 2, 1933 in Concord, NC a daughter of the late Reverend Roy and Thelma Cline Overcash. She grew up in Concord, NC and attended Concord High School. On May 31, 1952, Mrs. Lib married the love of her life, the Reverend Wade H. Miles of Ruby, SC. She was quick to let everyone know she was a city girl who quickly learned the country way of living. Mrs. Lib and Preacher Wade started their family and worked alongside each other in every walk of life. From farming on the family land to serving the Lord together in ministry, they were an inseparable team.
     Mrs. Miles retired after 25 years of service from B.C. Moore & Sons department store, where she was the manager of the shoe department. A faithful pastor’s wife, one of her passions was working with the young people in the church. She was a faithful member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, where she served as church organist for many years. Her hobbies included shopping, cooking for her family, playing the piano, and working puzzles. Of all things in life that brought her enjoyment, her most precious job title was “Grandma” given to her by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Miles was also preceded in death by beloved husband of 64 years, Reverend Wade H. Miles; son-in-law, Nicky Sellers; and great granddaughter, Anna Grace Sellers.
     Survivors include her children, Doris Ann Sellers of Chesterfield, SC, Pam (William) Stancil of Ruby, SC, and Debi (David) Wallace of Blythewood, SC; 7 grandchildren, Steven (Angie) Sellers, Bryan (Jennifer) Sellers, Jennifer Sellers, Chris (Ashley) Stancil, Andrew (Carla) Stancil, Katherine (Daniel) Wood, and Ian (Olivia) Wallace; great grandchildren, Austin, Josh, Haley, August, Presley, and Shelley; brothers-in-law, George Washington Miles of Colorado Springs, CO, Jerry Brooks (Sieglinde) Miles of Lancaster, SC; sister-in-law, Rachel Miles of Mt. Croghan, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, P.O. Box 72, Ruby, SC 29741 or to the McLeod Foundation, c/o McLeod Hospice House, P O Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Miles family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 20, 2022.

Sara Mathis Starling
SOCIETY HILL – Sara Mathis Starling, 70 died Tuesday, July 12th, 2022. Born in Cheraw, S.C, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson and Margaret Linton Mathis. She was a faithful member of Harris Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed raising and taking care of her many cats. She also was a member of the Virginian Fan club, and watched the TV show every night.
     She also enjoyed talking on the phone each day to her special friends, Wayne Bryant, Lessie Linton, and Michelle Tolson.
     Surviving is her husband of 32 years, Edward Starling of the home, daughters, Janet (A.J) Davis of Society Hill, S.C., Chrissy (Rawhide) Blackburn of Pageland, S.C., Becky (Matthew) Cason of Society Hill, S.C., grandchildren, Margaret Alice Wilson, Baden Edward Davis, Samantha Grace & Jacob Bryant Cason. Special nieces, Djuana Buchanan, Brandi Hansen, Marian, Edwina, & Margo Mathis. Special nephew Brandon Buchanan. Also surviving a brother, Woodrow W. Mathis, Jr. and sister Anna Margaret Tucker.
     The family received friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, July 14th, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw. S.C.
     A funeral service was held at 2:00 pm, Friday, July 15th 2022 at Harris Creek Baptist Church, Society Hill S.C. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, S.C. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 20, 2022.

Gladys I. Suggs
DILLON – Services for Gladys I. Suggs were held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Suggs, 88, died Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at the Pruitt Health in Dillon.
     Born in Dillon County, SC, January 28, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Garrison Ivey and Ressie Cook Ivey. She was a member of Congregational Holiness Church, and was retired as an Assistant Manager at Family Dollar.
     Survivors include her daughter, Marie Carnes (James) of Dillon; son, Rodney Suggs (Tami) of Cheraw, SC; adopted grandson, Chris Jacobs; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 20, 2022.

Thomas Jefferson ‘Pa-Pa’ Campbell
PATRICK – Mr. Thomas Jefferson “Pa-Pa” Campbell, age 91, entered into rest on Wednesday evening, July 20, 2022 at his home. A private family graveside service will be held at the Campbell Cemetery officiated by Reverend Jerry McManus.
     Mr. Campbell was born June 7, 1931 in Patrick, SC a son of the late Thomas N. and Mabel Johnson Campbell. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and a retired truck driver with Branch Motors of Greensboro, NC. He was a member of Bethel United Church. A man who was known for his quick wit and personality, Mr. Thomas was always quick to tell a joke and loved to keep his wife “on her toes” at all times. An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Campbell enjoyed “piddling” in his yard and working on projects. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR. Of all things of importance in his life, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were of utmost importance and enjoyment.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Campbell was also preceded in death by brothers, David Campbell, and Gloster Campbell; sister, Ossie Jordan; daughters, Elaine Yow, and Cookie Campbell.
     Survivors include his beloved wife of 72 years, Connie Crowley Campbell of the home; sons, Sam Campbell, and Tommy (Terri) Campbell both of Patrick, SC; daughter, Jackie Marsh of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Trey (Ashley) Campbell, III of Ruby, SC, Matthew Campbell (Hannah) of Chesterfield, SC, Butch Marsh (Nancy) of Hampstead, NC, Nathan (Laura) Marsh of Greensboro, NC, Chris Yow (Wanda) of Randleman, NC, and J.J. (Grandis) Hyatt; great grandchildren, Georgia, Sunni, Kolin, Benjamin, Ashley, Brody, Miranda, Kaitlyn, and Alex; great-great grandchild, Aldrena; brother, Alton Campbell of Camden, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     The family is very thankful for the love, support, and extraordinary care provided to Mr. Campbell and their family by Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield. A special thanks to nurses, Brandi, Denim, Jenn and the entire staff for their care.
     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 27, 2022.

Janice Hopkins Jacobs
CHERAW – Mrs. Janice Hopkins Jacobs, 81, died on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Born, March 4, 1941, in Marlboro County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Marie Speight Hopkins and the late Charles Z. Hopkins, Jr. Mrs. Janice was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Cheraw, SC and was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed travelling, flowers, photography, and watching birds, especially hummingbirds. Janice also enjoyed getting her hair and nails done and shopping.
     Along with her parents, listed above, Janice was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart, her loving husband of 57 years, Scott Jacobs; and her sisters, Wanda Hopkins Haire, and Judy Hopkins Hall.
     She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Richard “Richie” Scott Jacobs, Jr. (Shannon) of Cheraw, SC; daughters, Dana Jacobs Evans (Brad) of Pageland, SC, and Ann Jacobs Smith (Steve) of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Brittany Harpe (Graham), Dustin McKenzie (Sara), Grayson Mills (Richard), Mallory Smith (Brent), Scott Smith, Storm Jacobs (Emily), Bailey Jacobs, Madison Jacobs, Cruise Jacobs, and Aleiya Evans; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     A graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service at the Cemetery.
     Memorials may be made to the SC Chapter of ALS Foundation, 130 Gardners Circle PMB 622, Johns Island, SC 29455.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Jacobs family in their time of need. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 27, 2022.

Lester Johnson
RUBY – Lester Johnson 75, died Monday, July 18, 2022. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 2 pm from the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby SC. He was born January 15, 1947 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Mike Thomas and Inez Johnson. Survivors: wife, Mary Joines Johnson; son, Terry Bryant Joines, Fayetteville, NC and daughter, Capricia Johnson Gaither (Rickey), Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Nicholas Bryant Joines, Augusta, GA, Zachary Joines, Kokomo, IN, Halea B. Joines, Fayetteville, NC, Brynlee Amari Gaither (Sunshine) and Rickey Lamarion Gaither, Jefferson, SC and sister, Clara Johnson Gordon, Chesterfield, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals – Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 27, 2022.

Max Ross McCormick
CHERAW – Mr. Max Ross McCormick, 84, died on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Born, April 10, 1938, in Ellerbe, NC, he was a son of the late John William and Laura Jane Talbert McCormick. Max was a member of Cheraw Church of God and served as a councilman. He loved fishing, watching football, and most all sports.
     He was preceded in death by his mother, Laura Jane Talbert McCormick and his father, John William McCormick; brothers, Archie “Bill” McCormick, Frank McCormick, Doran McCormick, Marion McCormick, John McCormick, Herbert McCormick, Robert McCormick, and Joe McCormick; sisters, AnnieTaylor Dye, Agnes Treece Whillington, Peggy Webb, and Lucille Faircloth.
     Max leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Ann Dixon McCormick of the home; sons, Tommy McCormick (Cathy) of Greenback, TN, David McCormick (Cheryl) of Rockingham, NC, Mackie McCormick of Patrick, SC, and Sandy McCormick of Cheraw, SC; daughters, Cathy Poag (Robert) of Jasper, GA, and Misty McCormick of Cheraw, SC; brother, Jerry McCormick of Ellerbe, NC; sister, Louise Lucas of Ellerbe, NC; 13 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
     A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Cheraw Church of God. Burial will follow in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.
     The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.
     Memorials may be made to Cheraw Church of God, 110 Orchard Road, Cheraw, SC 29520     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the McCormick Family in their time of need. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 27, 2022.

Jean Lyon Schauer
WALLACE – Mrs. Jean Lyon Schauer, age 97, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at her home. Graveside services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens by Reverend Charles Teal. The family greeted friends from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM on Thursday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     Mrs. Schauer was born July 13, 1925 in Windham, CT a daughter of the late Winfield H. and Cornelia Hellen Cobb Lyon. She was a retired employee of Cooper Industries –Weller Division and enjoyed spending time with her family. Mrs. Jean was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Schauer was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Fredrick Schauer; sons, Daniel Thomas Schauer, and Craig Adam Schauer; half-brother, Clayton Lyon; and daughter-in-law, Dodi Schauer.
     Survivors include her sons, Mark (Faye) Schauer, Kirk Schauer both of Wallace, SC, and Gary (Karen) Schauer of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Dawn (John) Simmons, Caryn Schauer, Thomas (Lucille) Schauer, Kirk (Heather) Schauer, II, and Jennifer (Tad) Polson; 12 great grand- children; 2 great-great grandchildren; half-sister, Barbara Flood of W. Palm Beach, FL. Memorials may be made to the Saleeby Center, 714 Lewellen Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 27, 2022.

Ralph E. Watson
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Ralph E. Watson, age 68, entered into rest on Saturday evening, July 23, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life Service will be 4:00 PM Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Pastor Randy Bishop. The family will greet friends following the service at the church and other times at the home.
     For those who wish to join the service virtually, you are welcome to view the live-stream on the Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Facebook page.
     Mr. Watson was born April 4, 1954 in Savannah, GA a son of the late Buron Augustus Watson, Jr. and Mildred Farr Watson. He was a graduate of Hershcel V. Jenkins High School in Savannah, GA and attended Georgia Tech University. Ralph owned and operated Classic Builders for over 25 years and was the former owner of Watson Jewelry & Gifts. He was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church where he served on the security team and was a former member of the building and grounds committee.
     Mr. Watson was currently serving his second term on the Chesterfield County Council – District 7 and was the current President of Green River Country Club Board of Directors. He also served as co-founder and former president of The Chesterfield Branch of The Lions Club International. Ralph was a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge #220 and the Omar Shrine Temple. He also served as an honorary member of the Chesterfield Rescue Squad. Ralph was an avid golfer and recently scored his  first hole-in-one on the 6th hole at Green River Country Club in April of 2022. Of all things of importance and enjoyment in his life, everything came second to being “G-Dad” to his grandchildren.
       In addition to his parents, Mr. Watson was also preceded in death by brother, Buron Augustus “Ronnie” Watson, III; niece, April M. Watson; father-in-law & mother-in-law, Charles and Edith Atkinson.
     Survivors include his devoted wife of nearly 43 years, Karen Atkinson Watson of the home; children, Candice Watson (Jared) Godfrey of Mt. Croghan, SC, and Derek (Susie) Watson of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Isabella Godfrey, and Millie Godfrey; brother, Louis (Ponda) Watson of Savannah, GA; sisters, Beth Stevens of Pooler, GA, Gini (John) Hill of Savannah, GA, and Althea (Ashley) Barre of Pooler, GA; sister-in-law, Cynthia Watson of AL; brothers-in-law, Tommy (Libby) Atkinson of West Columbia, SC, and Barry (Martha Kay) Atkinson of Laurens, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     The family would like to express their gratitude to hospice nurses, Kristen Sellers & Taylor Curtis and the entire staff of Regency Southerncare Hospice for their exceptional love and care shown to Mr. Watson and his family.
     Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC; or to Green River Country Club, 714 Country Club Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Watson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 27, 2022.

Sherwin David Welch
Sherwin David Welch, 85, of Florence, SC, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2022. He was born in Florence County, a son of the late Eura Alec and Gladys Kirby Welch. He is preceded in death in addition to his parents by his siblings, Freda Denham, Lonnie Welch, EA Welch Jr., and Kembley Welch. Sherwin was a 1956 graduate of Bonair High School and furthered his education by taking technical classes in Atlanta, GA. He served in the SC Army National Guard and worked at Sears and Roebuck for 17 years. Sherwin served his community in so many capacities. He helped to establish the Howe Springs Fire Department, where he volunteered as a fireman, he was a chairman of the Florence County Recreation Department, the chairman of the Florence County Transportation Commission, the President of the SC Health Care Association, and served on the American Health Care Association Board. He was also a proud businessman, having been an original stockholder and former President of the Board of Cain Calcutt Funeral Home, an original stockholder of WPDE TV, the Founder and President of Heritage Home of Florence, Grand Strand Health Care and Cheraw Healthcare. Sherwin was a faithful member of Central United Methodist Church and was awarded the Palmetto Patriot Award from Andre Bauer. He was an outdoorsman, loving to hunt, fish, waterski and boat and he loved his farm on lynches river and sharing it with his grandchildren and nephews.
     Surviving is his loving wife of almost 63 years, Mildred Bradford Welch, two daughters, Paige Sharon Welch and Temple Welch (Joel) Dyson of Cheraw, SC; six grandchildren, Jeffrey (Julie) Skinner, M.P. Skinner, Jonah Dyson, Wesley Dyson, Bradford Dyson and Kirby Dyson; two special sisters-in-law, Violet Welch and Pat Bradford; a number of nieces and nephews; and his special extended family, the Staff of Heritage Home of Florence.
     Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 18, 2022 in the chapel of Cain Calcutt Funeral Home with entombment to follow in the Mt Hope Mausoleum. The family received friends from 3:00-5:00 PM on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to All 4 Autism, 183 S. Coit St., Suite B, Florence, SC 29501. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • July 27, 2022.

Melissa Kay Hatley
CHERAW – Mrs. Melissa Kay Hatley, 48, died on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Born, August 29, 1973, in Darlington, SC, she was the daughter of Kathy Marie Newton Dixon and Freddy Hall. Melissa will be remembered as a beautiful soul, who had a beautiful sense of humor and loved her family more than anything. She was artistic and enjoyed crafting, music, and drawing. Melissa was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, and friend, and will be missed by all who knew her.
     Melissa is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Bogan and Agnes Hall, and her maternal grandfather, William David Newton.
     She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Jonathan Rance Hatley of the home; daughters, Britney Nicole Howle (John Mark Barber) of Cheraw, SC, and Rebecca Lynn Leviner (Anthony) of Cheraw, SC; her mother, Kathy Newton Dixon (Dewayne) of Cheraw, SC; father, Freddy Hall (Judy) of Hartsville, SC; grandson, Ashton David Leviner; maternal grandmother, Mary Ruth Newton of Cheraw, SC; and several aunts and uncles.
     A funeral service was held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.

    The family received friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. just prior to the service on Saturday at the Funeral Home.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Hatley family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 3, 2022.

 Gloria Frances Garrick Motley
Funeral services for Mrs. Gloria Frances Garrick Motley were held Friday, July 29, 2022 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Cheraw.
     Mrs. Gloria G. Motley was born in Columbia, South Carolina on June 14, 1932 and passed away on Friday July 22, 2022 at McLeod Hospice House in Florence, SC.
     Gloria was born to Julian and Lennie Bell Garrick who preceded her in death. She was educated in the public school systems of Columbia, South Carolina and later graduated from Benedict College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. She later became certified in library science.
     Upon graduating from Benedict she moved to Cheraw, South Carolina where she started her career as an elementary school teacher at Robert Smalls Elementary School but spent the majority of her 30 years as the school librarian. It was here she met the love of her life Wilbert Motley whom she joined in holy matrimony on July 20, 1956. He preceded her in death on December 30, 2020.
     Gloria became a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church where she later became a deaconess. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Retired Teachers Association and the NAACP. Gloria also volunteered at Cheraw’s Matheson Memorial Library and served on the Chesterfield County Election Board after her retirement. Gloria loved to travel, read and spend time with her family.
     Gloria is survived by her adoring daughter, Leslie Ann Motley Hall and grandson, Landon Hall; devoted nieces: Valerie Gregory (Carlton), Francine Motley Clarke (Morris), Victoria Motley Washington, and Lisa Marilyn Willis; nephews: Ralph Hazelton (Vivian), Ronald Hazelton, Toby Garrick (Jackie), Leutrell Osborne (Rose), Frank Motley Jr. (Valerie), Thomas Motley, Michael Motley and Bryan Motley; and a host of grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. She will be dearly missed by those who had the blessing of knowing her.  Services were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage of Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 3, 2022.

John ‘Johnny’ Douglas Roscoe Jr.
PATRICK – Mr. John “Johnny” Douglas Roscoe, Jr., age 51, entered into rest on Thursday, July 28, 2022. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, July 31, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Drake Horton and Jerry Gainey with burial following in the Roscoe Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home of his sister, Regina Sellers.
     Mr. Roscoe was born July 21, 1971 in Chesterfield, SC a son of Carolyn Lewis Roscoe and the late John Douglas “Doug” Roscoe, Sr. He was a heavy machine operator who traveled working shut-downs his entire working career. Johnny was a member of Bay Springs Baptist Church and enjoyed attending Palmetto Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge #220. Johnny was both an avid NASCAR and USC Gamecocks fan. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, and grilling for family and friends. Johnny was a very proud “Pa-Pa” to his beautiful granddaughter, Ella Rose.
     In addition to his father, Mr. Roscoe was also preceded in death by his niece, Charlene “Charlie” Sellers.
     Survivors include his daughter, Lacy Roscoe (Timothy Hodges) of Patrick, SC; granddaughter, Ella Rose Hodges; mother, Carolyn Roscoe of Patrick, SC; sisters, Regina (Kenny) Sellers of Patrick, SC, and Barbara Gail (Chris) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; nephews and niece, Steven Sellers (Ashley), Brandon Sellers (Deana), Zack Sellers (Madison), Josh Sellers (McKenna), Holly (Boo-Boo) Rayfield; great nephews and great niece, Easton, Ella,
Harrison, Lukas, Hudson, Rhett, Calhoun, Kaine, and Stetson.
     Memorials may be to the Roscoe Cemetery, c/o of Regina Sellers, 8171 Hartsville-Ruby Road, Patrick, SC 29584, or to the McLeod Foundation, c/o McLeod Hospice, P O Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501, or to a charity of one’s choice.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Roscoe family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 3, 2022.

Mary Jane Campbell
CHERAW – Mrs. Mary Jane Campbell, 94, died on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Born, August 30, 1927, in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Furman Palmer and Irene Smith. Jane was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, SC, where she was one of the oldest members of the Kinsey Mulloy Ladies Class. She was a member of the Eastern Star, and loved showing horses, and loved her donkey, Peanut and her dog, Ziggy. Jane enjoyed traveling with her brother, William, and most of all loved late model stock car racing with her son, Earl.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 27 years, Edward E. Campbell, Sr.; and brothers, John Smith, and Furman P. Smith.
     Jane leaves behind to cherish her memory, a son, Earl Campbell (Kelly Fisher) of Chesterfield, SC; a daughter, Sheila Thomas (Jack) of Cheraw, SC; brothers, Samuel Smith (Barbara) of Charlotte, NC, and William Smith of Lexington, SC; a granddaughter, Jessica Thomas (Timothy Clinkscales); great-grandchildren, Rain Rivers, Lake Clinkscales, and Dax Clinkscales; a special sister-in-law, Linda Parker; and several nieces and nephews.
     A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at  First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. just prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.
     Memorials may be made to The American Red Cross, PO Box 87389, Boone, IA 50037.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Campbell family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 10, 2022.

Deborah Jean Nolan Lear
WALLACE – Mrs. Deborah Jean Nolan Lear, age 67, entered into rest on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, August 7, 2022 at Forest Pine Church by Pastor Danny Malloy and the Honorable Rep. Pastor Richie Yow with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home.
     Mrs. Lear was born May 9, 1955 in New Jersey, a daughter of the late
Leonard F. and Lorna Morrison Ward. She was a former employee of Chesterfield General Hospital, INA Bearing, and McBride’s Cleaners. Deborah was a faithful member of Forest Pine Church where she enjoyed singing and worshipping the Lord. She also enjoyed playing bingo and traveling on family vacations. A lady who loved her family deeply, her beloved title was “Mee Ma” to everyone.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lear was also preceded in death by her first husband, Dennis A. Nolan; son, Patrick A. Nolan; and brothers, Larry Ward, and Wayne Ward.
     Survivors include her husband, Fred D. Lear; son, Sky (Hope) Nolan; daughter, Buffie (Doug) Kasler both of Wallace, SC; grandchildren, Skylar Lee, Alexis Cooper, Hadley Moore, Landon Nolan, Kaleb Kasler, Kelsie Rayne Kasler; great grandchildren, Daxlyn Lee, Nolan Presnell, and Hasher Jones; brothers, Harry Ward, Walter Ward; sisters, Marie Peele, and Madeline Bonesteele; and brother-in-law, Robert Lear.
     Memorials may be made to Forest Pine Church, 7761 Teals Mill Road, Cheraw, South Carolina, 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lear family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 10, 2022.

Francis Jennings Quick
WALLACE – Mr. Francis Jennings Quick, 87, died on Monday, August 1, 2022. Born, May 17, 1935, in Marlboro County, SC he was a son of the late Luther and Essie Elizabeth Quick. Mr. Quick was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Wallace, where he was a Deacon, and enjoyed taking care of the church, its grounds, and the cemetery. He worked for Klopman Mills in Society Hill, SC until he retired. He loved farming, drinking his coffee, and sitting outside on the swing. Most of all, Mr. Quick loved spending time with his family.
     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Alice Jean Brock Quick; a son, Bruce Jennings Quick; brothers, Ben Tillman Quick, Ansel Ray Quick, Luther Franklin Quick, Lawrence Stanton Quick, Sr., and Oscar Kenny Quick; and sisters, Eleanor Quick Sellers, Theo Quick Oliver, and Essie Lucille Cagle.
     He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his sons, Brian Jeffrey Quick, Kenneth Dawson Quick, and Francis Timothy Quick; grandchildren, Brandon Quick, Kelynn Keith, Gavin Quick, Zack Quick, Brock Quick, Darren Quick, Miranda Quick, and Ethan Quick; and 8 great-grandchildren.
     A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.
     The family received friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday just prior to the service at the Funeral Home. Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Quick family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 10, 2022.

Artha Lowrimore Sompayrac
Florence/Cheraw – Artha Lowrimore Sompayrac, 90, died Monday, August 1, 2022. Born in Cheraw, SC, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Lillie Maude Hopkins Lowrimore and the widow of Henry Charles Sompayrac. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw, and Yeamans Park Presbyterian Church of Hanahan, SC. She worked with the Berkley County Public School System and will be remembered as a loving, loyal, and giving lady who was loved by all who knew her.
     She is survived by a daughter, Catherine Dove Giles (Derek) of Goose Creek, SC and a sister, Norma Jean Brewer of Cheraw, SC, 3 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, her son, Charles Michael Sompayrac and brother, Roy Lowrimore, Jr.
     A graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, SC.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Sompayrac family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 10, 2022.

Hedwig “Hedy” Barbara Unsin Waller
CHERAW – Mrs. Hedwig “Hedy” Barbara Unsin Waller, 96, died on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Born, August 30, 1925, in Grobenzell-Munich, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Karl and Barbara Unsin. Mrs. Waller loved volunteer work, antiquing, and was an avid gardener, gardening, 10 hours each day. She loved animals, even having the pet park in Cheraw named after her and her husband.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, William “Jerry” Wright Waller; a daughter, Glenna Calvin; a sister, Emghart Donhauser; and a daughter-in=law, Martha
Waller.
     Hedy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons, Tom Waller (Karen) of Chesterfield, SC and John P. Waller (Tonya) of Chattanooga, TN; a daughter, Jane Levans (Michael) of Rock Hill, SC; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
     A private service will be held at a later date. Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Waller family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 10, 2022.

James Bert Watson
LANCASTER – Rev. James Bert Watson, age 93, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022. He was born May 5, 1929, in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Claude Aaron Watson and the late Olivia Boatright Watson and was the husband of the late Lessie Teal Watson. Rev. Watson was in ministry as a Methodist Minister for 40 years. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his family. In his younger years, he loved photography and construction work. Rev. Watson was a Pastor Emeritus at Osceola United Methodist Church.
     Rev. Watson is survived by his children, Gary Watson, and his wife, Delta of Lancaster, Mike Watson, and his wife, Lisa of Lancaster, and Beth W. Ramsey, and her husband, Bratton of Hickory Grove, SC; six grandchildren, Allan Ramsey (Cyndi), Amy R. Lawton (Robert), Erin Teal Jacobson (Shaun), Nick Watson, Lauren Olivia Chaney (Scott), and Chad Watson (Lynn); five great grandchildren, Wesley Ramsey (Jennie Bagwell), Grady Ramsey, Charlotte, Amelia, and Caleb Jacobson.
     He was preceded in death by his grandson, Andrew Bert Watson; his parents, Claude and Olivia Watson; and his sister, Betty Rivers (Jack).
     The Celebration of Life Fu- neral Service for Rev. Watson was held at 3:00 pm Sunday, August 7, 2022, at The Chapel of Burgess Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Tony Adams. Burial followed at Osceola United Methodist Church Cemetery.
     The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Burgess Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to HOPE of Lancaster, 2008 Pageland Hwy, Lancaster, SC 29720 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
     An online guest register is available for condolences on the obituaries page at Burgess Funeral Home and Crematory of Lancaster is caring for the family of Rev. James Watson. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 10, 2022.

Theodore Marion Burns
CHERAW – Mr. Theodore “Teddy” Marion Burns, 61, died Sunday, August 7, 2022. Born, August 25, 1961, in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late Wallace and Rebecca Robinson Burns. Theodore was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cheraw, SC, where he was a member of the Men’s Sunday School Class, served as head usher, served on the preschool board. He was an active member of the United Methodist Men’s Group, always participating in the annual Fall barbecue. He was a member of the Cheraw Fire Department, the Cheraw Rescue Squad, as well as the Local Emergency Planning Committee.

     Teddy was a member of the of the Cheravian Club and a board member of the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Airport Commission, the Pee Dee Regional Transport Authority (PDRTA), and was a former Constable. Teddy loved people and enjoyed socializing, fishing, golfing, and hunting. He also was an avid Gamecock fan and enjoyed watching college and professional football with his wife.
     Mr. Burns had many accomplishments in life, some of which included, receiving the Rescue man of the Year Award in 1988 from the Cheraw Rescue Squad; the Non-Clinical Employee of the Year Award in 2006 out of 25 hospitals in Community Health Systems, the Non-Clinical Manager of the Year Award in 2014 from Chesterfield General Hospital; and the Whatever It Takes (W.I.T) Award for Team Strengthening and Successful Goal Completion from Chesterfield General Hospital.  Along with his parents, listed above, Teddy was preceded in death by his brothers, Virgil Burns and Ronnie Burns; his sisters, Luberta Burns, Harriet Rorie, and Janice Burns.
     He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 38 years, Mary Louise Long of the home; a brother, Thomas Burns (Kathy); sisters, Mary Emma Souza, and Carolyn Harrell; a niece, Destiny Burns; and many other nieces, nephews, and friends.
     A graveside funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.
     Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, 117 3rd Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to the Tunnel To Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Burns family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 17, 2022.

Frank Hunley
MONROE, N.C. – Frank Hunley, 98, died at White Oak Manor in Waxhaw, surrounded by his daughter, Mary Louise “Lou” Hunley, his youngest sister, Betty Barrett Hunley, and his nephew, Craig Hunley. Frank grew up in Chesterfield, SC, the son of Charles and Mary Craig Hunley. He was the fifth of seven children. He graduated from Chesterfield High School and attended the University of South Carolina. Frank settled in Monroe, NC, where he ran a Texaco Station at the corner of Roosevelt Boulevard and Sutherland Avenue (where Walgreens is today.) At this location, he proposed to Ruth Ellis. They were engaged for a week and married for 37 years. Ruth died in 1995. They had one daughter, Lou.
     He became active in Alcoholics Anonymous and achieved 47 years of sobriety. Known to his AA friends as “Happy Frank,” he enjoyed great fellowship in this group. He was a fan of the Atlanta Braves, USC Gamecocks, and the Carolina Panthers. He never rooted for the University of North Carolina. He was an avid reader of history and biography. He enjoyed 36 years of retirement which suited his easygoing temperament. He dealt all his life with the effects of Polio at age two. He led an active life for many years and adjusted to the physical changes of his later years. His favorite saying was “Have a great day unless you have other plans.”
     He is survived by his daughter, Lou Hunley, of Wesley Chapel, NC, his sister, Betty Barrett of Laurinburg, NC, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 27th at 11:00 am at The Church of the Redeemer in Indian Trail, NC. Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S.C. will be in charge.
     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Church of the Redeemer, 1001 Redeemer Way, Indian Trail, NC, 28079 Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 17, 2022.

Glenn L. Johnson
JEFFERSON – Mr. Glenn L. Johnson, age 73, entered into rest on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at his home with his loving family by his side. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, August 7, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. A private family service was held at Antioch Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
     Mr. Johnson was born September 1, 1948 in Jefferson, SC a son of the late Burkett C. and Rosa Poston Johnson. He was the owner and operator of Johnson’s Lawn Service for over 30 years, a former employee of A.O. Smith, and the former owner and operator of Catarrh Grocery and J&J Produce. He was a life-long faithful member of Antioch Baptist Church where he served as former Deacon, Treasurer, Sunday school teacher, cemetery coordinator, and building and grounds chairman. Outside of working, Mr. Glenn enjoyed farming, working on his tractors, and gardening. A man who never met a stranger, he always took time to help and get to know people. His greatest title was “Papa” to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson was also preceded in death by his sisters, Sybil Kirkley, and Linda Price; and brothers, Gerald Johnson, Heyward Johnson, Ronnie Johnson, and an infant brother, Perry Johnson.
     Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Alice Faye Johnson; children, Jill (David) Hawksworth of McBee, SC, Steve (Donna) Johnson of Society Hill, SC, Kevin (Tanya) Johnson of Hartsville, SC, Dwayne (Denise) Johnson of McBee, SC; grandchildren, Justin (Kayla) Hawksworth, Alicia (Christopher) Miles, Erin (Will Hart) Hawksworth, Katie Johnson, Kassie Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Zachary Johnson, Savannah (Matthew) Kreh, Liana Johnson, Makaila Johnson, and Neil Johnson II; great grandchildren, Sarah, Trenton, and Addy; brother, Harold (Jackie) Johnson of Lugoff, SC; sister, Mary Lou “Boots” Watkins of Rembert, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 18 Campbell Road, Jefferson, SC 29718.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Johnson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 17, 2022.

Hedwig “Hedy” Barbara Unsin Waller
CHERAW – Mrs. Hedwig “Hedy” Barbara Unsin Waller, 96, died on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Born, August 30, 1925, in Grobenzell (Munich), Germany, she was the daughter of the late Karl and Barbara Unsin.
     Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William Wright Waller, Jr. (Jerry); a daughter, Glenna Calvin; a sister, Irmgard Donhauser; and a daughter-in-law, Martha Waller.
     Hedy is survived by a daughter, Jane Levans (Michael) of Rock Hill, SC; her sons, Tom Waller (Karen) of Chesterfield, SC and John P. Waller (Tonya) of Chattanooga, TN; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Hedy was as an avid gardener, a master chef, and a lover of animals. Her fortitude and unassuming courage was an inspiration to all who were fortunate to know her and serves as an extraordinarily solid foundation on which we the following generations now stand.
     A private service will be held at a later date. Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Waller family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 17, 2022.

Margaret Steen Chavis
BENNETTSVILLE – Mrs. Margaret Steen Chavis, 98, died on Sunday, August 21, 2022. Born, July 7, 1924, in Marlboro County, SC, she was the daughter of the late Hope and Minnie Roscoe Steen. Mrs. Chavis attended Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Wallace, SC when she was able. She will be remembered as the Matriarch of the Community, always helping and loving others. She enjoyed quilting and gar-
dening.
     Along with her parents, listed above, Margaret was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, George Wilson Chavis; 1 brother and 7 sisters.
     She leaves behind to cherish her memory, a son, Jimmy Chavis (Neva) of Orangeburg, SC; a daughter, Joyce McQuage (James, Sr.) of Bennettsville, SC; a sister, Frances Haithcock; and many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
     A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Wallace, SC. Burial will follow in Chavis Family Cemetery in Bennettsville, SC.
     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Chavis family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 24, 2022.

Robert Marion Ellis
Robert Marion “Bob” Ellis was born in Chesterfield on September 17, 1941, to Richard Marion and Bessie Pusser Ellis. He died on August 1, 2022, in Palm Harbor, FL.
     Bob graduated from Chesterfield High School in 1959 and from The Citadel in 1963. He met his future wife, Mary Ellen Lane, a student at Queens College, and they were married in June, 1964. Over the years the Ellis family lived in many places, including Ft. Polk, LA; Lakeland and Tampa, FL; Newtown, CT; and Roswell, G A .
     Following service as a paratrooper in the U. S. Army and then in the Army Reserves, Bob worked in operations management for Allied Department stores, including Maas Brothers, Read’s, and Rich’s before obtaining his realtor license and selling real estate in Georgia. He was a devoted Presbyterian, Methodist, and then Presbyterian again. Bob had a love for nature, especially birds and deer. He also had a tremendous appreciation for all sports but especially football. He loved national and international politics and truly was the definition of an American patriot.
     A memorial service was held on August 7 at the East Lake United Methodist Church in Palm Harbor, Florida.
     Bob leaves behind his three daughters and their husbands: Martha (Jeff) Sisarsky of Indian Rocks Beach, FL; Dr. Melissa Ellis (Jeff Doyle) of Durham, NC; and Meredith (Numi) Brennan. He is also survived by his sisters, Hazel Ellis of Bakersfield, CA and Rachel (Richard) Early of Stanardsville, VA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen; his sister, Ruth Ellis Hunley, of Monroe, NC; and his brother, Carl, of Chesterfield.
     He will watch over his eight loving grandchildren: Emma, Ben, Jackson, Morgan, Mollie, Charles, Lane, and Mary Ellen. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 24, 2022.

Jesse Thomas ‘J.T.’ Helms Jr.
MT. CROGHAN – Mr. Jesse Thomas “J.T.” Helms, Jr., age 84, entered into rest on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Cross Roads Baptist Church (Family Life Center) by Pastor Max White and Dr. Troy Rogers with burial following in the church ceme- tery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Tuesday prior to the service in the family life center. The funeral service was live-streamed on the Cross Roads Baptist Church of Ruby Facebook page.
     Mr. Helms was born October 31, 1937 in Mecklenburg County, NC a son of the late Jesse Thomas Helms, Sr. and Minnie Marze Helms.
     He retired as Sergeant with the Mecklenburg County Police Department with over 25 years of service. He was also the former owner and operator of Helms Lawn Sprinkler Company. J.T. was a faithful member of Cross Roads Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, member of the building and grounds committee, and member of the cemetery committee. He was very active in both the S.C. Disaster Relief Team and the Cross Roads Men’s Ministry, where he was very instrumental in the building of handicap ramps across Chesterfield County. A true people person, J.T. never met a stranger and was willing to go the extra mile to help anyone.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Helms was also preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Helms; brother, James Helms; and sister, Virginia Hovis.
     Survivors include his devoted wife of 20 years, Gail Helms; children, Timothy Eric (Jenni) Threatt of Fort Mill, SC, and Sheila Threatt (James) Finkel of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Joshua, Katherine, Carla, and Noah; sisters, Lois Belk, Peggy Shoemaker, Kallie Hatchell, and Phyllis Parker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church “Building Fund,” P.O. Box 72, Ruby, SC 29741.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Helms family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 24, 2022.

Carolyn Perhealth

WALLACE – Mrs. Nancy Carolyn Perhealth, 80, died on Saturday, August 13, 2022. Born, December 16, 1941, in Marlboro County, SC, she was a daughter of the late George Wallace and Thelma Quick Rainwater. Carolyn was a member of Whites Creek Freewill Baptist Church in Wallace, and loved the churches that her husband previously pastored, Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church and Twin Pines Freewill Baptist Church. She loved helping little children, always donating to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. She enjoyed working in her yard and flowers, fishing with her husband, traveling, camping, and dancing. She was always devoted to her family, raising them in church and never working, so that she could raise her children. Mrs. Perhealth will be remembered as a kind loving lady, who knew no strangers.
     Along with her parents, listed above, Carolyn was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rev. Wayne Perhealth; a son, Kelly Perhealth; brothers, John Rainwater, and Danny Rainwater; a sister, Christine Rainwater; and a son-in-law Carl “Winky” Robertson.
     She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughters, Lynn Hatcher (Greg) of Wallace, SC, Christine Robertson of Wallace, SC, and Valerie Roscoe (Justin) of Wallace, SC; a brother, Richard Rainwater (Ann) of Wallace, SC; a sister, Jeannette Sinclair (Richard) of Rockingham, NC; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
     A funeral service was held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at Whites Creek Freewill Baptist Church in Wallace, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.
     The family received friends from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m. just prior to the service at the Church on Wednesday. The family would like to thank a special friend, Margaret Brigman for helping care for Mrs. Perhealth the last few months; and a special thank you to her grandson, Alan Hatcher for all he did for his grandma during her illness.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Perhealth family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 24, 2022.

Julie Smith
JEFFERSON – Julie Anne Smith, 59, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday August 11, 2022. Born July 10, 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia she was the daughter of the late Barbara Anne Smith and the late Joseph Harrison Smith. Throughout her life Julie spent many summers taking family trips to Nags Head, NC, and spoke of those cherished memories often as well as the love she had for her beloved dog, Rocky. Her favorite color was purple. She was an avid Dallas Cowboy Fan and enjoyed listening to the music of the “Back Street Boys.” Julie was of the Catholic faith. She was employed at the work-shop through CHESCO services and enjoyed her job and the support that she received from staff. She had a heart of gold and was a loving and caring lady who knew no strangers and always found a way to accomplish whatever she set her mind to. She was deeply loved and will be forever in the hearts and minds of all who she left behind.
     In addition to her parents, Julie was preceded in death by her brother, Mike Smith, two sisters; Kelly Smith, Kimberly Smith and her life-long chosen “Uncle” Chuck Michaux.
     Julie leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sisters; Beth Demoranville (David) of Longwood, FL, Maria Enzor (Mike) of Deltona, FL, her God Parents Carolyn and Don Lichok of Downingtown, PA, her lifelong chosen “Aunt” Peggy Michaux of Cheraw, SC, also, special friends, Bobby and Melissa Roscoe, 4 nieces and 1 nephew; Emily Smith, Jennifer Jackson (Nick), Lindsay Bryant (Kiel), Juliet Dold, Jason (Susie) Demoranville as well as 3 great nieces and 5 great nephews, Ella, Addison, Beau, Dakota, Savannah, Jacob, Braeden and Noah.
     The family received friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Kiser Funeral
Home, Cheraw, SC.
     A funeral service conducted by Father Bill Oldland was held on at 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • August 24, 2022.

Sheila June Davidson
Ms. Sheila June Davidson, age 69, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2022, in Charleston, SC.
     Ms. Davidson was born September 19, 1952, in Chesterfield County, SC, a daughter of Barbara Smith Davidson and the late J. T. Davidson. She was a retired employee of Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC, with over 37 years of service.
     Her work at Roper Hospital enriched her life with a mission to do good alongside coworkers who became a second family. She enjoyed traveling often to the mountains and her trips to Ohio, Florida, Hawaii, Canada, and Europe provided happy memories. Sheila was known to be the ultimate creative shopper for friends and family. Her generous gift of her time to her family will always be remembered.
     Surviving family members include her mother, Barbara S. Davidson of Chesterfield, SC; four sisters, Deronda (Sam) Bradford of Charleston, SC, Glenda (Eugene) Gunning of Cincinnati, OH, Janet (Bill) Mintz of Chesterfield, SC, and Amy (Steve) Burch of Wagram, NC; also her nieces and nephews; Read Bradford, Ellis Bradford, John Gunning, Jenny Gunning, Mary Hall, Allison Parker, Morgan Burch, Clay Burch, and Clint Burch. Sheila cherished her great nieces and nephews as her many “rays of sunshine.” She was predeceased by her father, J. T. Davidson and her brother, J. Todd Davidson.
     A private family graveside service will be held in the Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The service will be conducted by Reverend Ronald Thurman and Nathan Gardner of Ruby Baptist Church. Brent Taylor will be the vocalist.
     In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist
Church “Cemetery Fund”, 3403 Wamble Hill Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Roper Hospice, 8536 Palmetto Commerce Pkwy, Ladson, SC 29456-6700. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Davidson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • August 31, 2022.

Martha Bouchillon Greene
CHERAW – Mrs. Martha Bouchillon Greene, 84, died on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Born, September 9, 1937, in Piedmont, SC, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Porcher and Martha Cleo Mitchell Bouchillon. Martha attended Furman University from 1955 until 1959 where she received her BA in Elementary Education and met her husband, and they married their junior year. She taught at Cheraw Elementary School from 1972 until 1985. Mrs. Greene was a member of First Baptist Church of Cheraw, the Four Seasons Garden Club, The Junior Women’s Club in Asheboro, NC, The Garden Club of Asheboro, NC, and the SC Huguenot Society. Martha will be remembered as a loving, outgoing person who enjoyed gardening, bridge, golf, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harold M. Bouchillon; sisters, Carolyn Bouchillon Frazier, and Blanche Bouchillon Lindsey; and a grandson, James “Jake” Wright David, Jr.
     Martha leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 64 years, Richard Warren Greene, Sr.; a son, Richard Warren Greene, Jr. (Laura) of Cary, NC; a daughter, Stephanie Greene David (Jay) of Dillon, SC; one grandchild, Hannah Greene Wilson; and two great-grandchildren, Everley Wilson, and Anders Wilson.
     A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Cheraw, SC in the Sanctuary.
     The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. just prior to the service in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of Cheraw, SC.
     Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 126 Green Street, Cheraw, SC 29520: or to the SC Huguenot Society, 138 Logan Street, Charleston, SC 29401.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Greene family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • August 31, 2022.

Larry Eugene “Butter” Jeffcoat
Mr. Larry Eugene “Butter” Jeffcoat, age 74, went to his heavenly home in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 20, 2022. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 29 at Round Hill Baptist Church by Pastor Don Turner and Joel G. Rayfield, Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, Retired, followed by burial with full military honors at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church prior to the service.
     Mr. Jeffcoat was born on April 9, 1948, in Richland County, SC, a son of the late Robert Thomas Jeffcoat and Dorothy Williams Jeffcoat. His aunt Lillian called him a sweet little “Butter Ball” the day he was born. From that day on, everyone called him Butter.
     He graduated from Brooklyn Cayce High School and was drafted into U.S. Army and fought for our country in Vietnam. Medals he received included a Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Sharpshooter (Rifle), Marksman (Pistol) and Expert (81mm Mortar). After receiving his honorable discharge, he worked with Norfolk Southern Railroad as a conductor and retired after 35 years.
     He was a member of Round Hill Baptist Church. Butter married Cynthia in 1999 and her family became his family. An avid outdoorsman, Butter enjoyed hunting, fishing and following the Gamecocks. Of all things of importance in his life, spending time with his family was most important and gave him the most enjoyment. His nephew, Tommy Hall, and grandsons, TJ and Andrew Wittman, were extremely close to his heart. He spent many hours hunting, fishing, riding 4-wheelers and just ‘watching grass grow’ with them.
     In addition to his parents, Butter was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Bud and Audrey Rayfield of Chesterfield; son-in-law Tony Wittman and brothers Harold Jeffcoat and Gerald “Jerry” Jeffcoat.
     Surviving Butter are his wife, Cynthia Rayfield Jeffcoat of the home, children Gene Jeffcoat, Mandy Jeffcoat, Lori Nicole Hall, Ashley Elizabeth Wittman, John Harold Goodwin III; grandchildren, Savannah Hall, TJ Wittman, Andrew Wittman, Isabelle Coates, Katelyn Wittman, Lexie Hall, Savanna Coates, and Hallie Goodwin; great-grand child, Riley Chavis; sister, Kathy Jeffcoat Smith; nephew Tommy Hall; aunt, Lillian Dunlap, cousin, Alice Livingston and other relatives. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • August 31, 2022.

Mary Leona Morris
CHERAW – Mrs. Mary Leona Morris, age 89, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Cheraw Healthcare where she had been a resident for the last 3 years. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church by Pastor Jason Pope and Pastor Doug Anderson with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.
     Mrs. Morris was born April 13, 1933 a daughter of the late Archie Clyde Brock and Nancy Jane Moore Brock of Cheraw, SC. Leona was a lifelong member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church and was one of the oldest living members. Always on Mother’s Day she would be so proud to tell the church how many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren she had. She never hesitated to tell you the exact number. She served her church in many different positions but always loved serving in the nursery along with Nancy Nelson and made sure her babies had enough “animal cookies” on hand for each church service. Mary Leona retired from Weller Industries in Cheraw, SC with over 20 years of service.
     Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her parents listed above; husband, Jimmy “J.W.” Morris; son, Junior Morris; daughter-in-law, Kathy Eddins Morris; sisters, Lola Mae Brock Lee of Cheraw, SC, Elizabeth Pierce of Rockingham, NC; brother, Thomas Howard Brock of Cheraw, SC; and grandsons, Justin Parker and James Bogan.
     Surviving to cherish her memories are her children, Sheila Snuggs (Lee) of Norwood, NC, Sammy Morris (Cindy) of Chesterfield, SC, Teresa Huntley of Patrick, SC, Clyde Morris of Cornelius, NC, Charles Hancock of Hartsville, SC, Carl Gib- son (Carol Ann) of Wadesboro, NC, Jerry (Margaret) Gibson of Lancaster, SC, and Mickey Gibson of Lancaster, SC. Also surviving are her brothers, Calvin Brock (Louise) of Cheraw, SC, John Edward Brock (Dianne) of Cheraw, SC; sister, Diane Allen (Boggan) of Ansonville, NC; sister-in-law, Evelyn Brock of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Jessica, Lee, Clint, Amanda, Mindy, Brendan, Hannah, Whitney, Rosie, Christian, Melissa, Rena, Carly, and Lizzie; numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Westfield Creek Baptist Church, 316 Westfield Church Rd, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to a charity of one’s choice.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Morris family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • August 31, 2022.

Michael Gerald Orr
CHERAW – Mr. Michael Gerald Orr, age 72, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held at 5:00 PM Sunday, August 28, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Reverend Dr. Timothy Mc-Clendon and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 4:00 – 5:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mr. Orr was born February 17, 1950, in Etowah, NC, the son of the late .. A man of many talents, Mr. Orr was most recently retired as Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Cheraw and Chesterfield County. Prior to these roles, Mike was a Licensed Residential Contractor, for both South and North Carolina, building houses throughout the Pee Dee of South Carolina and into the southern coastal region of North Carolina as Mike Orr Builders. Mike began his career in Cheraw as owner and operator of WCRE, 1420 AM, where he was known as ‘Michael G,’ and during that time, he was the youngest owner of a radio station in South Carolina. Michael G, served in various roles in numerous civic organizations, and was instrumental in planning many events with the Town of Cheraw and bringing recognition to the ‘Prettiest Town in Dixie’ by use of airtime – an invaluable method of communication at that time. He was very instrumental in establishing and advocating for the Cheraw Recreation Department. Mike was appointed as a charter member of the Olde English Tourism Commission. Mike also served as a mentor to those he employed, many of which were high school students. He took pride in their accomplishments and enjoyed seeing them become contributing members of society; many credit him as laying the foundation to their success.
     In November 1970, Mike married the love of his life, Patsy, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. For the next 40 years, he would hold many key roles within the church including Lay Leader for 25 years, Chairman of the Board and Administrative Council, United Methodist Youth Leader, and choir member defining what it means to walk in faith. Mike was loving, generous, and strong in his faith. He loved his family and will be remembered as one who welcomed everyone to his table; for his uncanny ability to take the scenic route, his booming voice that signaled his approach before he entered the room, for being perpetually late; but also, as one who loved big, meant well, and gave his all – both in life and death.
     Mike was predeceased by his parents, listed above, and sister, Carol Orr Clayton; his father and mother-in-law, Walter and Alieth Bruner.
     Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Patsy Bruner Orr, of the home; son, Jonathan Michael Orr (Kristen) of Taylors, SC; 2 daughters, Heather Caroline Orr, of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Meredith Orr Cotton (Rusty) of Marion, SC; four grandchildren, Elliott Michael Orr and Andrew Dansby Orr of Taylors, SC; and Elizabeth Anne Cotton and Caroline Grace Cotton of Marion, SC. These four provided muchjoy and light into his world – the love he had for them was palpable and being “Bop” was his most favorite role.
     He is also survived by a brother, Dr. Robert Lynn Orr (Kathy) of Franklin, NC; 2 brothers-in-law, Harry Clayton of Etowah, NC, and Walter Michael Bruner (Sandy) of Cheraw; and sister-in-law Jo Anne Fields Tumasian (Tony) of Cheraw; paternal aunts of Etowah, NC; cousins, cousins by marriage, niece and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
     The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Novinger and his staff for the special care given to Mike; to JoAnne, Dana, and Monica for their continued love and support; and to his devoted brother-in-law, Mike Bruner – you are so loved. Special thanks are also noted for the staff of Crescent Hospice and nurse Brittany Hilton, and the many friends and neighbors that have selflessly been there for Mike.
     In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Carla Reid, 2525 W Market Street Extension, Cheraw, SC 29520; or to Crescent Hospice of Bennettsville, SC, 1039 Cheraw Street, Cheraw, SC 29512. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • August 31, 2022.

Donald Wayne ‘Bunky’ Tyner
CHERAW – Mr. Donald Wayne “Bunky” Tyner, age 78, entered into rest on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at his home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, August 26, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Danny Malloy and Bro. Ricky Malloy with burial following in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mr. Tyner was born December 20, 1943 in Kannapolis, NC a son of the late John Daniel Tyner, Sr. and Lillie Parks Tyner. He was a retired employee of Fluor Daniels Construction and a U. S. Army Veteran. Bunky was a member of Forest Pine Church and enjoyed working on tractors. He enjoyed buy- ing and reselling “valuables” and always had a joke to share.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Tyner was also preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Drye; brothers, John Daniel “Bud” Tyner, Jr., and James “Sonny” Tyner.
     Survivors include his wife of nearly 49 years, Elizabeth Ellen Tyner of the home; children, Randall (Dalon) Curry, Donald Curry both of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Jessica Curry (Chris) Frasier of Cheraw, SC, Stacy (Brian) Little, Cody Winburn, and Austin Snow all of Cheraw, SC; great grandchildren, Samuel Alford, Dwayne Alford, Deseree Little, Chaytan Little, and Juliette Snow.
     Memorials may be made to Crescent Hospice, 1039 Cheraw Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Tyner family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • August 31, 2022.