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Obituaries

The Link is happy to honor the memory of those who have passed on by running obituaries each week. We will include photos when submitted.  

The following obituaries have been received since our publication deadline: 

Grady Brown Sr.

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

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

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

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

Memorials to: Wallace Rescue Squad, PO Box 445, Wallace, SC 29596.

Visit kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence.

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Shirley M. Johnson

PAGELAND - Miss Shirley M. Johnson, age 78, died Saturday, July 12, 2014.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, July 14, 2014 at Providence Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation is 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Providence Baptist Church.

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

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Johnson Family.

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Lillie Sullivan Mangum

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

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

Visitation  immediately followed the committal service in Zion Hall.

Mrs. Mangum was born November 24, 1924 in Jefferson, SC a daughter of the late Arthur Daniel and Annie Frances Deason Sullivan. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School and a retired employee of Springmaid Industries. Mrs. Mangum was a long time member of Zion United Methodist Church. Lillie enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, tatting, quilting, and gardening. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Thomas Mangum; her son-in-law, C.D. Hinson; a brother, Lemuel Sullivan; and by 3 sisters, Vera Sullivan, Effie S. Hunter, and Kate S. Williams.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Mangum family.

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Lawrence Esco Middlebrooks

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

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

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus, 1923 E. Main St., Suite C, Duncan, SC 29334; or to the Humane Society of Spartanburg, 150 Dexter Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29303.

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Roger Hallenbeck Buccolo

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

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM, Monday, July 14, 2014 at Cheraw Family Worship.

Visitation will be from 5:00 – 6:00 PM, Monday, prior to the service at the church.

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

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Buccolo family.

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James F. 'Sonny' Cato

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

A graveside service was held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Friends called from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, July 11, 2014 at the home of Mr. Cato.

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

Survivors include 3 Sons: Jay (Rene`) Cato of Chesterfield, SC, Jeff (Casey) Cato and Scott (Sharon) Cato both of Lancaster, SC; 1 Step Daughter: Angela Susan Starnes of Charlotte, NC;

7 Grandchildren: Corey, Bailey, Joshua, Jonathan, Jacob, Brandon, and Ashley Cato; Daughter-in-law: Amy Cato of Pageland, SC; 2 Brothers: Rev. Julian (Jean) Cato of Chesterfield, SC, and John “Bud” (Sally) Cato of Pageland, SC; 3 Sisters: Barbara Threatt of Augusta, GA, Linda (George) Crowe of Lugoff,SC, and Eunice (Donald) Smith of Pageland, SC.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Cato family

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Sadie Melton Clark

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

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

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

Mrs. Clark was born September 15, 1924 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Thomas Levi and Lela Rivers Melton. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, and a retired supervisor with Chesterfield Manufacturing Co. Sadie was a member of Chesterfield Presbyterian Church and also attended Maranatha Family Center. She enjoyed sewing, fishing, shopping, traveling, and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Sadie was also preceded in death by her husband, Milton C. “Bill” Clark, Jr.; a daughter, Amanda Clark Davis; and by six brothers and three sisters.

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Clark Family.

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Tyrone Clark

PATRICK - Memorial services for Tyrone Clark age 60 will be held Sunday at 3:00 pm at Chapel of Norton Funeral Home.  Mr. Carl Purvis will officiate.  Visitation will be following the services at the funeral home.  Tyrone passed away June 11, 2014.  He was born in Bishopville, SC, the son of the late John Wesley Clark and Annie Bell Hopkins Hooker.  He was a member of Whispering Pine Baptist Church.  He was employed with the City of Hartsville, Parks and Recreation Maintenance Division, he enjoyed fishing and was an avid outdoorsman.  He loved God and his family faithfully.  Surviving his wife of 41 years, Lois C. Clark, Patrick; his mother of Darlington, son, T.J. Clark, Patrick; daughters, Charlotte Thompson and her fiancé’ Brad Nicholson, McBee, Christy Clark, Patrick; brothers, R.W. Boykin, Hartsville, Junior Boykin, Hartsville, Tony Blackwell, Darlington, John (Doodle) Clark, McBee; sister, Carolyn Woods, Jessup, GA; 4 grandchildren, Cameron Thompson, Kaleigh Thompson, Darren Clark, Abigail Clark; Special sister in law and her husband, Jayne and Bobby Brady, Gastonia, NC; his best friend Carl Purvis.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Lloyd, brothers, Ernest Boykin and Pete Boykin.  Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL, 33607.  www.nortonfh.net

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Rosa Mae Craft

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

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

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

The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

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

Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Shriner’s Hospital, 950 West Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605.

Visit kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence.

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Mary McDonald Johnson

HARTSVILLE - Funeral services for Mary McDonald Johnson, 74, will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, July 14, 2014 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

The Rev. Jeff Williams will officiate with burial in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Sunday at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, Josh Howle Memorial Scholarship, 501 D. W. Brooks Dr., Athens, GA 30602.

Online condolences can be given atwww.bpafuneralhome.com.

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Brenda King Quick

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

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

Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Saturday, July 12, 2014, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

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

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

Also: many beloved cousins, special pets, and special daughters of the heart.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Clark Family.

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Elizabeth Highsmith Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Brown family.

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Fred Garland Canipe

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

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

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

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Canipe Family.

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Laimon Carter

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laimon leaves to cherish his memory, wife Josephine; two daughters Lania (Darryl) Carter-Johnson of Springfield Gardens, NY and Rhonda Soden of Cheraw, SC; son Roy of Georgia; grandson, Devin Johnson; sister, Jessie Thomas of Charlotte, NC; and man’s best friend, “Princess.”

Morris Funeral Cottage was in charge of arrangements.

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Genola 'Jenny' Eddins Gaddy

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

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

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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

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

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Gaddy family.

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Dana Curtis McLaurin

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

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

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

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

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

Visit kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence.

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Evelyn Melton

CHESTERFIELD - Miss Evelyn Melton, age 76, died Monday, June 30, 2014.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Miss Melton was born October 13, 1937 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Claude Melton and Tonci Lee Chavis Wilkerson. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing Company. Evelyn was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church where she served as Preschool Sunday School teacher for many years. She enjoyed the outdoors, mowing grass, growing flowers and vegetables, and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, Evelyn was also preceded in death by her brother, Vernon and E.B. Melton; three sisters, Dorothy Belle Melton, Bobbie Jean Melton, and Virginia Melton Oliver.

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Melton family.

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Juliette Ross Pleasant

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

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

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

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

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

Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Visit Kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence.

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Mabel Brown Seel

GREENWOOD - Mabel Brown Seel, 90, of Greenwood, SC, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Alan Byrd and Myrtle Alice Melton Brown and the widow of William A. Seel. She was a member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Greenville, SC. She was a member of the Cheraw Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a graduate of Furman University, and taught sixth grade Math and Science for 30 years. Mrs. Seel was an avid fan of all sports, her favorite teams included Atlanta Braves, Cubs, Duke and recently USA Soccer.

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

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

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

Memorials to: Old Saint David’s Cemetery, PO Box 1196, Church Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

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Audrey Carter Threadgill

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

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

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

Mrs. Threadgill was born October 20, 1930 in Hoffman, NC, a daughter of the late Sam Jones Carter and Ollie Virginia Covington Carter. She was a graduate of Morven High School and was a housewife, loving Mom, and MeMa. Mrs. Threadgill was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and attended Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. Audrey enjoyed baking, sewing, shopping, traveling, talking with her friends on the phone, and taking care of her family. In addition to her parents, Audrey was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Virginia Brooks and an infant sister, and two brothers, S.J. and Tilton Carter.

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Threadgill family.

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Barbara Westre Anderson

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

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

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A memorial service, with communion, was held 4:00 PM, Friday, June 20, 2014 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials: Saint David’s Episcopal Church, or Saint David’s School, or Saint David’s Prayer Shawl Ministry, the address for all of the above is, PO Box 926, Cheraw, SC 29520.

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Donald J. Baker Jr.

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

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

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A graveside service was held 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Chatham Hill Memorial Garden, Cheraw, SC.

In lieu of flowers; Boy Scout Troup 655, c/o First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Faith Christian Academy, 220 Green Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

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Alan Davis

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

A memorial service was held at 5:30 P.M. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at First Baptist Church of York, SC.

Visitation was immediately following the Memorial Service at First Baptist Church, York, SC.

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

Mr. Louis Alan Davis was born November 22, 1952, in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Betty Ruth Davis Evans. He was owner and operator of A & D Mechanical Services. Mr. Davis was a U.S. Army Veteran in the 82nd Airborne Division, and was a member of First Baptist Church of York SC. Alan was a hard worker and a good provider for his family. In his spare time, he enjoyed yard sales, reading, spending time with his grandchildren, collecting pocket knives, and sharing them as gifts with his sons-in-law and grandson, and was a true “Fix-it-Man”

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC, (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Davis Family.

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Christopher 'Chris' Melton

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

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

Visitation was 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Friday, June 20, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

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

Survivors include Wife:  Shannon Oliver Melton of the home; 1 Son: Joshua Melton of Ruby, SC; 1 Daughter: Mallory Melton of the home; 1 Stepdaughter:  Amberlynn Oliver of Patrick, SC

3 Grandchildren:  Tanner and Madison Melton and Kenlyn Jones; Parents: Ricky and Diane Melton of Ruby, SC; 2 Brothers: Jason (Kristy) Melton of Ruby, SC and Casey (Betty) Melton of Mt. Croghan, SC; 1 Sister: Lorrie Melton of Pageland, SC; 3 Nephews: Patrick Rivera, Trevor Melton, and David Miles; 1 Niece: Tiffany Sullivan.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Melton Family.

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William D. Sellers Sr.

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

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Westside Baptist Church.

Interment will follow in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC.

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

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

Survivors include 2 Sons: William David Sellers, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC and Charlie Robert (Joyce) Sellers of Cheraw, SC; 1 Daughter: Joni Sellers (John) Anisworth of Cheraw, SC

1 Brother: Robert Paul Sellers, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC; Also 8 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Sellers family.

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James Daniel 'Jimmy' Watkins

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

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC. Interment will follow in the Bethune Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethune, SC.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Watkins family.

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Kenneth 'Zeke' Clifton Alford

CHERAW - Kenneth “Zeke” Clifton Alford, 58, died Thursday, May 29, 2014. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was the son of the late Elwood and Ella Louise Ammons Alford. He was a 1974 graduate of Cheraw High School and the President of the Student Body. He was a 1981 graduate of Coker College (BA in English and Political Science) and was a student representative on the Board of Trustees. Mr. Alford was a 1988 graduate of Francis Marion University (M. Ed. Language Arts). He had worked for Marlboro County Schools and Northeastern Technical College, Cheraw, SC. During his tenure at NETC he had received an award for Administrator of the Year from the South Carolina Technical Education System. He retired in 2013. He was an active member of Saint David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC, where he had served as Men’s Club President, a recurring member of Vestry, Lay Reader and Chalice Bearer. He was a former Board Member of the Cheraw Arts Commission. Zeke was a water color artist and enjoyed cooking, reading, canine rescue and spending time at Myrtle Beach, cultivating friendships. His musical interest included Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, The Eagles, John Prine and Jackson Browne.

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

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

Memorials to: Saint David’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 926, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Paws and Claws, 84 Huntley Shop Rd., Chesterfield, SC 29709.

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Nora Gulledge Crowley

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

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

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

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

The family suggest memorials be made to: Parkwood Baptist “Love Concord” mission outreach at 1069 Central Dr. NW, Concord, NC 28027.

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Trace MacPherson Shipley

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

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

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

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

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

Memorials to GoFundMe.com (Memorial Fund for Trace Shipley) or Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Junior Diabetes, 200 South Park Road, Suite 100, Hollywood, FL 33021.

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Ronald Edward Chapman

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

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

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, a brother, James Coit Chapman Jr., sisters, Virginia Dailey, Ruth Dailey, Betty Potter and Mary Cottingham.

The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the home of Debra Oxendine.

A funeral service was held 1:00 PM Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Welch Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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Robert Lazell Douglas

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

Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Monday, May 26, 2014, prior to the service in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Monday, May 26, 2014 at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Mr. Douglas was born June 17, 1929, in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Thomas Hough Douglas and Laura McNair Douglas. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, and upon his graduation he joined the SC National Guard and served for 21 years. Mr. Douglas owned and operated Burch & Douglas Grocery for 30 years. After selling his business he worked with INA Bearing for 15 years. Lazell was a lifelong member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Men’s Bible Class, the Men’s Club, and was former chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Douglas was a former member of the Chesterfield County Board of Education and was a precinct poll manager for many years. Lazell was an avid NASCAR and Atlanta Braves fan, loved gardening, and always put his family and friends before himself. In addition to his parents, Lazell was also preceded in death by his lovely wife, Mary Edwards Douglas, sisters, Velma Burch, Monte Ballard, and Volie Douglas, and by his brothers, Chelsea Douglas, T. H. Douglas, and Pavo Douglas.

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

A special thanks to caregivers, Mary Rose Bittle and Moe Zwiefka.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Douglas Family.

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Furman Norris Gaddy

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

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to Lilesville Baptist Church, PO Box 305, Lilesville, NC 28091 or to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC  28110

Leavitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfuneralhomewadesboro.com.

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Wilma Atlas Tucker Loflin

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

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

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

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

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

Memorials to:  Pee Dee Coalition, PO Box 1351, Florence, SC 29503.

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Kimberlee White Polson

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

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

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

A memorial service was held graveside 2:00 PM Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens following the service.

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Willie Lee Roscoe

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

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

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

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

Memorials to: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 3360 Highway 9, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Anointed Word Ministry, 550 Sandpiper Circle, Cheraw, SC 29520.

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Norbert Ernst Kaltwang     

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

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

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

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

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

Memorials to: Cheraw Family Worship Center, Life Center Building Fund, PO Box 1323, Cheraw, SC 29520.

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Edmond Knight

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

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

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

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

A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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Ruth Smith McLeod

MCBEE - Funeral services for Ruth Smith McLeod, 86, were held at 11:00 am Friday, May 16, 2014 at the McBee Presbyterian Church.

The Rev. Mark Dickinson officiated with burial in McBee Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Thursday at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. McLeod, widow of John Spaugh McLeod, Sr., died Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Born in McBee, SC, she was a daughter of the late Earl Kirby and Ruby Culley Smith.

She was a lifetime resident of McBee, raised in the McBee Baptist Church and was a member of the McBee Presbyterian Church. A teacher for many years in McBee and Bethune, she enjoyed her students. She was also an artist and a charter member of the Art Alliance of Chesterfield County. She was devoted to the community that she dearly loved.

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

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

Memorials may be made to her church.

Online condolences can be given at www.bpafuneralhome.com.

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Brenda Joyce Haithcock Starling

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

A funeral service was held at 5:00 PM Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

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

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Starling family.

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Eddie B Tucker

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

A graveside service was held at 5:00 PM Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 4:30 – 5:00 PM Wednesday, May 14, 2014 prior to the service at the cemetery.

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

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Tucker family.

 

 

John Russell McLain

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

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

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the McLain Family.

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Betty Davis Evans

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Betty Davis Evans, age 81, died Friday, April 25, 2014.

A graveside service was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Evans-Spencer-Robeson Cemetery.

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Evans family.

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Bobby Lewis Sweatt

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

Surviving is his wife Mary Magaline Butler Sweatt of Wallace, SC, his mother listed above, a sister, Karen Sweatt Odom of Cheraw, SC, a niece, Stacey Sweatt Jones, nephews, Brent Sweatt and Alessandro Martini.

He was preceded in death by his father listed above and a brother, Stanley Sweatt.

The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC.

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

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

The family would like to thank Hospice of Chesterfield County for their love, care and compassion for Bobby.

Visit kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence.

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Wilson Clinton Burr

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

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

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

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

Survivors include Wife: Janice Therrell-Burr of the home; Son: Ricky Burr of Chesterfield, SC

Step Daughter: Brandy (Jason) Crowley of Patrick, SC; Brother: Lloyd F. (Linnett) Burr of Ruby, SC; Grandchildren: Brianna Lee, Skylar Lee, and Ayden Crowley; and Great Granchildren: Braylan and McKenlee Hannah.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Burr Family.

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Gerald Ray Chapman, Sr.

May 28, 1926– April 19, 2014

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

In addition to his parents and grandparents listed above, Mr. Chapman was predeceased by his brothers John Clifton Chapman (died September 1988); Willie Russell “Ruck” Chapman (died 1978); Thomas J. Chapman (died March 1917); Rufus Julian Chapman (died March 1917); James Thomas “Hammet” Chapman (died February 1989); David Walker “Ben” Chapman, Sr. (died July 1990); and sisters Marguerette Madora “Soot” C. Burr (died April 1990) and Janie Lucille C. Floyd (died January 1989).

Having grown up during the Great Depression, Mr. Chapman, who was affectionately called “Bum” by his Chapman relatives, knew and appreciated the value of hard work and having a paying job. After proudly serving his country in the U. S. Navy trained as a tail gunner during World War II, Mr. Chapman worked for Egmont, J. P Stevens, Pee Dee Fabrics, and Crown, Cork and Seal. He last worked at the Cheraw Recycling Center retiring two years ago at age 85 so that he could help with the care of his wife who has Alzheimer’s disease. Until recently, Mr. Chapman was an active member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Mr. Chapman was a colorful, enthralling storyteller and enjoyed entertaining family and others by recanting incidents from his life, particularly from his youth. A collector of everything, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure was Mr. Chapman’s motto. He was extremely proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-nine (69) years, Wilma Louise Wallace Chapman.

Son: Gerald “Jerry” Ray Chapman, Jr. and his wife Sherrie Caulder Chapman of Cheraw, SC

Daughters: LaJoyce C. Chapman and her husband Ralph W. Chapman, Sr., of Patrick, SC; Rebecca C. Gainey and her husband Melvin Gainey of Cheraw, SC

Grandchildren: Ralph Wilson Chapman, Jr., and his wife Katy Turner Chapman of Cheraw, SC; John Tyson Chapman and his wife Shannon McNally Chapman of Frisco, TX; Shelley C. Morgan and her husband David L. Morgan of Cheraw, SC; Amy C. Alexander and her husband Jon P. Alexander of Cheraw, SC

Great grandchildren: Zackary Kyle and Ashley Brenn Chapman, of Cheraw, SC; Delaney Kathryn, Jacob Thomas and Brody Wallace Chapman of Frisco, TX.; Jon Matheson, Charles Thomas, Lily Cathryn and Jackson Caulder Alexander of Cheraw, SC; 

His beloved cats Fluffy and Mackie. Also the many close and extended members of the Chapman and Wallace families.

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Chapman family.

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Barbara Hill Funderburk

PAGELAND - Mrs. Barbara Hill Funderburk, age 84, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Monday, April 21, 2014 at Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Funderburk was born April 24, 1929, in Camden, SC, a daughter of the late Luther Ellie and Leola Eva Marshall Hill. She was a graduate of Pageland High School and was a retired bank teller with First Citizens Bank. Mrs. Funderburk was a faithful member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church for many years, where she served as former pianist, organist, choir member, church clerk, and Sunday school teacher. Barbara enjoyed growing flowers, sewing, quilting, making crafts, and playing the piano. In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her husband, Archie L. Funderburk, her son-in-law, James B. “Pete” Mills, her brother, Don D. Hill, and by her sisters, Miriam H. Ammons and Carolyn H. Smith.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Funderburk family.

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Katherine James Horne

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

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

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

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

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

Also: Nieces and Nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Horne Family.

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Dorothy Barrington Huff

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

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC.

Interment followed in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick, SC.

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

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, (www.mrcfuneralhome.com)

is serving the Huff Family.

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Richard Minor Laney

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

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

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

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

Survivors include Wife: Linda Laney of Columbia, SC; 4 Sons: Ricky (Lydia) Laney of Killen, TX, Eddie (Crystal) Laney of Pageland, SC, Eric Laney of Rock Hill, SC, and Stuart Steen of Mt. Croghan, SC; 2 Daugthers: Tina Laney of West VA, and Lacey (Mike) Irvin of McBee, SC

10 Grandchildren; 2 Brothers: Roy (Betty) Laney of Kershaw, SC and Bill Laney of Heath Springs, SC; and 3 Sisters: Louise Nichols, Frances Stevenson, and Carolyn Oliver all of Pageland, SC.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Laney Family.

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Perry Wallace DuMez 

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

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

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

He is survived by his wife, Vana Middleton DuMez, of the home and by his daughter, Cherie DuMez of Mt. Pleasant, SC.

A private Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the DuMez Family.

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William Eugene "Geno" Freeman

SOCIETY HILL - Mr. William Eugene "Geno" Freeman, age 70, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at his home. 
A celebration of life service was held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation was from 5:00 - 7:00 PM Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the funeral home.
Mr. Freeman was born October 29, 1943 in Hartsville, SC a son of the late George Hollis and Sibbie Mae Ramsey Freeman. He was a former employee of Daniels Construction, and was a graphic art designer and painter. Mr. Freeman was a member of Society Hill Presbyterian Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran. Geno enjoyed time spent with his family and friends. He was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed gardening, fishing, wildlife, antique cars,chickens, animals, and especially his cats. In addition to his parents, Geno was preceded in death by 1 sister, Theo Tucker; 1 brother, Floyd Freeman; and by a son-in-law, Colbey Moore, Sr. 
Survivors include companion: Brenda Gardner of the home; 1 Son: Brad (Katie Davis) Freeman of Augusta, GA; 3 Daughters: Shawn (John) Pryhoda of Charleston, SC, Lee Ellen (Matthew Mitchell) Moore of Augusta, GA, Erin (Salah, MD) Faour of Murfreesboro, TN; Grandchildren: John Jr., Kaylee, Colbey Jr., Gibson, Hannah, Elizabeth, Lewey, Hedi, Leann, Courtney, Ephraim, Emmanuel, Makaya; 5 Sisters: Kathy (Richard) Ingram of Darlington, SC, Sybil "Ludie" (Jimmy) Brown-Smith of Society Hill, SC, Susan Gainey of Patrick, SC, Francine (Eric Wallace) Freeman of Cheraw, SC, and Margaret; (Ray) Roscoe of Rockingham, NC; 3 Brothers: Don (Liz) Huggins of Florence, SC, Kenneth (Helen) Freeman of Patrick, SC, and Raymond;  (Margaret) Freeman of Patrick, SC; Also: Numerous Nieces and Nephews. 
The family requests memorials in honor of Mr. Freeman be made to any Humane Society of one's choice. 
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Freeman family.

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Barbara Hill Funderburk

PAGELAND - Mrs. Barbara Hill Funderburk, age 84, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, April 21, 2014 at Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Funderburk was born April 24, 1929, in Camden, SC, a daughter of the late Luther Ellie and Leola Eva Marshall Hill. She was a graduate of Pageland High School and was a retired bank teller with First Citizens Bank. Mrs. Funderburk was a faithful member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church for many years, where she served as former pianist, organist, choir member, church clerk, and Sunday school teacher. Barbara enjoyed growing flowers, sewing, quilting, making crafts, and playing the piano. In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her husband, Archie L. Funderburk, her son-in-law, James B. “Pete” Mills, her brother, Don D. Hill, and by her sisters, Miriam H. Ammons and Carolyn H. Smith.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Funderburk family.

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Barbara Ann Adams McQueen

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

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

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

Mrs. McQueen was born April 28, 1940 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Brad and Mary Lee Roscoe Adams. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and was a homemaker, wife, and mother. Mrs. McQueen was a member of David’s Grove Baptist Church. Barbara enjoyed cooking, gardening, shopping, and taking care of others. In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by a brother, Bradley Adams and two sisters, Margie Raffaldt and Thalia Wilson.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the McQueen family.

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Ralph Allen Picolet

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

Ralph Allen Picolet was born on May 2, 1945 in Council Grove, Kansas to the late David and Ethel Iseli Picolet.  He met Resa Picolet and they got married on September 4, 1973 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Dr. Picolet received his Doctorate from Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City, Missouri in 1974.  Dr. Picolet and his wife Resa decided to move to Pageland where he opened his Chiropractic Office, Pageland Chiropractic in 1976.  He enjoyed Volunteering to help serve in the community whether with the Church or school.  He loved spending time with his friends and family and enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, volleyball, motocross and anything involving handyman expertise.

Dr. Picolet was a Member of the Pageland Lions Club since 1976 where he held various positions including President.  He served as the Chairman of the Pageland Planning Commission since 1980, served on the school board at South Pointe Christian School as well as served on the Deacon board and held various other positions at South Pointe Fellowship.  Dr. Picolet was a Member of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association.  He joined the Air Force in 1966 and served 7 years being stationed in Panama Canal, Charleston, SC and California. 

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

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at South Pointe Fellowship.  The burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 PM on Monday, April 14, 2014 at South Pointe Fellowship.

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

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, SC (suttonfh@shtc.net) is handling the arrangements.

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Weldon 'Snookie' Tolson

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

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

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

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Tolson Family.

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Rayvon C. Wallace

CHERAW - Rayvon C. Wallace, 65, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late Cecil and Ethel T. Wallace. He was a US Army Veteran serving a tour in Vietnam. Mr. Wallace was retired, he had work at Bi-Lo, Cheraw Hardware and ERA Realty (Hartsville).  He was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the Baptist Association on August 1, 2010. When his health declined he took great pride in being a minister and using his talent for the Lord in an important phone ministry. He enjoyed looking for Indian artifacts, canoeing down the Pee Dee River and researching the history of Cheraw. He was an avid University of South Carolina Gamecock fan. He liked to spend time landscaping and working in his yard. He was known for his wit and telling stories, putting a  spin on true stories of himself and friends. He loved talking to people. He was a devout and loving husband and best friend.

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

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

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

Memorials to: D.A.V. PO Box 14301,  Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or Wounded Warrior Project,  P.O. Box 758517,  Topeka, Kansas 66675

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Dorothy Stafford Harpe

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

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, April 14, 2014 at First Southern Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Harpe was born September 6, 1937 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late Harris and Lola Rainwater Stafford. She was a homemaker and charter member of First Southern Methodist Church, where she served as Church Pianist for many years. Mrs. Harpe loved flowers, sports, especially football, music, and playing the piano. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was also preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Harpe; and 1 sister, Lola Malinda Stafford.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Harpe family.

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Silas D. 'Bubba' Jones

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

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 11, 2014 at North Cheraw Baptist Church.

Interment followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

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

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

Survivors include Wife of 50 years: Sue Jordan Jones of the home; 1 Son: Silas Douglas Jones, Jr. of Cheraw, SC; 1 Daughter: Sheila Jones (Billy) Amick of Cheraw, SC; Grandchildren:

Zachary Lee Jones, Gracen Elise Jones, and Thomas Allen Jones; 1 Sister: Marion Jones (Jimmy) Thompson of Cheraw, SC; Mother-in-law: Jessie Mae Jordan of Cheraw, SC; Also several Nieces and Nephews.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Jones Family.

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Larry C. Maynor

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

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

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

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

Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

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Juanita Loflin 'Bootsie' Rivers

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

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

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

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

Survivors include 2 Sons: Henry E..“Gene” (Donna) Wallace, III of Patrick, SC and Jackie L. (Bonita) Threadgill of Patrick, SC; 1 Brother: Tommy (Audrey) Warren of Rockingham, NC

1 Sister: Yvonne Loflin (Tommy) Frazier of Bennettsville, SC; Also 4 Step Grandchildren and 3 Step Great Grandchildren.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Rivers Family.

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Clarence J. 'C.J.' Short

BENNETTSVILLE - Mr. Clarence J. “C.J.” Short, age 90, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at his home.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment will follow in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC, with Military Honors

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

Mr. Short was born July 11, 1923 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Farris Henry and Pearl Therrell Short. He was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Mr. Short was a member of the Bennettsville Church of God. Clarence loved his dog Bear, and enjoyed gardening and talking with his friends. In addition to his parents, Clarence was also preceded in death by his son, Jack Short; and sisters, Nathalie S. Caulder, Mildred S. Caulder, and Lila Mae S. Grant.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Short family.

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W.C. Stanton

CHERAW - W.C. Stanton, 87, died Monday, April 7, 2014. Born in Little Rock, SC he was a son of the late Hugh C. and Katie Margaret Jones Stanton. He was the founder and president of Stanton Quilting Company. Mr. Stanton has served on the Board of Trustees of Francis Marion University since 1994. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Francis Marion University. He was US Army Veteran.  He was a past chairman of the board for the Chesterfield General Hospital, Cheraw, SC. He was a Mason, Lodge 15. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a bluegrass enthusiast and an avid golfer. He was known for his wit and homespun sayings, notably he would state, “ I am a High School drop-out, that devoted my life to education.”

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

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

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

A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.

Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials to: Francis Marion Foundation, W.C. and Sara Margaret Stanton Scholarship Fund, Francis Marion University, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29501-1210.

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William 'Bill' Edward West

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

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

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother Richard L, West, Jr. and a sister, SR. Mary West.

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home. A rosary followed the visitation.

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

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

Memorials to: Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic, PO Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520 or His Hands and Feet Homeless Shelter, PO Box 234, Cheraw, SC 29520.

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Charles Alton Johnson

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

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

Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was immediately following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.

Mr. Johnson was born December 20, 1934 in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Walter Harley and Minnie Huggins Johnson. He was a 1956 graduate of Chesterfield High School and was a retired partner in West End Auto Sales. Charles was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church where he served as former deacon and was a member of the choir. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Charles enjoyed golfing, early morning walks, and spending time with his grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, “Food for Kids”, 15066 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Johnson family.

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James Leonard Poston

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

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

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

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 5:00 PM Thursday, April 3, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. A committal service will be held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens following the service.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Barbara Chewning Griggs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Griggs Family.

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Blanche Crain Robertson

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

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

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

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

Memorials to: Locust Hill Baptist Church, Building Fund, PO Box 759, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 or Gideons International, PO Box 184, Cheraw, SC 29520.

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Thornwell Forrest Sowell Jr.

CHESTERFIELD - Thornwell Forrest Sowell, Jr., 87, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his home. He was the husband of Margaret Tart Sowell.

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

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

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

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Sowell Family.

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Francis “Sonny” Harold Turner

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

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

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

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

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

Memorials to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadawy, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

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Annie Sue Gulledge Hurst

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Hurst family.

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Glenn Gardner White

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

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Monday, March 17, 2014 at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

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

Survivors include 4 Sons: Rev. Glenn Scott (Jennifer) White, Stewart (Dawn) White both of Chesterfield, SC, Jeff White of Cheraw, SC, and William Forrest White of Chesterfield, SC

8 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren; 1 Sister: Carolyn W. (James) Blackwell of McBee, SC.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the White Family. 

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William Randal 'Randy Lee' Hancock

FLORENCE - Mr. William Randal “Randy Lee” Hancock, age 53, died Thursday, March 6, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Hancock family.

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Frank L. Ponce

RUBY - CSM Frank L. Ponce, age 80, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment with military honors followed in the Hurst Cemetery.

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

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

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Ponce Family.

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Edith Claudine Sergent 

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

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

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

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

Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311.

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Lona Mae Woodward

RUBY - Mrs. Lona Mae Woodward, age 90, went home to be with her Lord, on Monday, March 3, 2014 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Fairview Baptist Church.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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

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

Survivors include Husband of 71 years: Eugene Woodward of the home; 2 Daughters: Linda Davis of Darlington, SC and Julie W. (Ernie) Cooper of Winnsboro, SC; 5 grandchildren: Wesley Gulledge, Michael Gulledge, Michelle Quick, Matthew Roper, and Alicia Watts.

Also 4 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great, Great Grandchildren; and A special Niece and caregiver Paula Wise of Ruby, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Woodward family.

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Nell Haire Yearty

MONCKS CORNER - Mrs. Nell Haire Yearty, 79, of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, beloved wife, mother, and sister, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

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

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

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

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