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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: 

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

Visit kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence.  

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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.

Visit kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence.

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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.

Visit Kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence.

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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.

Visit kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence. 

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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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Mary G. Davidson

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

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

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

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

Visitation was held 9:30-10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Wood Mortuary.

The family is at the home of the daughter, Kitty Howell, 16 Randy Drive, Taylors, S.C. 29687.

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Cody Brandon Deese

PAGELAND - Mr. Cody Brandon Deese, age 25, died Saturday, February 22, 2014.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Center Grove Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

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

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

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

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

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Lawrence Edward Phillips

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

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 309 E. Main St. Bennettsville, SC29512.

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

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Betty Lou Hall

CHERAW - Mrs. Betty Lou Hall, age 78, died Friday, February 7, 2014.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

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

Mrs. Hall was born September 15, 1935 in Wadesboro, NC a daughter of the late Kenny Lee and Mary Honeycutt Driggers.  She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and was a clerk at Wal- Mart for the past 25 years.  Mrs. Hall was a member of First Baptist Church of Cheraw, where she was a member of the Faith and Hope Sunday School Class. Betty enjoyed baking cakes, traveling, especially to the Amish Country, and was a huge Elvis Pressley fan. In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. “Bobby” Hall, a granddaughter, Brooke Burch, a brother, Bobby Driggers, and by a sister, Clara Mae Driggers.

Survivors include 2 Daughters:  Susan (Johnny) Hayes of Cheraw, SC and Barbara (Ellis) Burch of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Grandchildren: Nicholas “Nick” (Brandie) Hayes and John Christopher (Dana Clark) Hayes; 3 Great Grandchildren: Skylar Burch, Blane Hayes and Harrison Hayes.

1 Brother:  Lee Roy Driggers of Wallace, SC; Special Niece: Mary D. Gaskins; Special Friends: Linda Johnson and Bessie Matthews.

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

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

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Daniel 'Dan' Marsh

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

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

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

Memorials to: First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or St. David’s Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520.

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James Fletcher Motley

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

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

Mr. Motley was born April 12, 1928 in Patrick SC a son of the late James Knowlton Motley and Ellen Juanita Winburn Motley. He was a retired foreman with the SCDOT with 34 years of service. Fletcher was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and was proud to have served his country. He was a member of the American Legion. In addition to his parents, Fletcher was also preceded in death by his sister, Jeannie M. Catoe; and two brothers, J. K. Motley Jr. and Roger Motley.

Survivors include 1 Brother:  Campbell (Linda) Motley of Williamsburg, VA; Also a number of Nieces and Nephews.

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

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

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Lois Beatrice Ratliff

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

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, February 22, 2014 at White Oak Presbyterian Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Ratliff was born September 2, 1926 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Florence E. Oliver and step daughter of the late Ross Oliver. She was a homemaker and farmer, and attended Douglas Mill Baptist Church. Beatrice enjoyed shopping, cooking, gardening, and fishing. In addition to her parents, Beatrice was also preceded in death by her husband, John Daniel “Doll” Ratliff; her son and daughter in law, Dalton and Pat Ratliff; a daughter, Ellen Ratliff Hart; grandson, Shane Ratliff; and by 2 sisters, Trudy Jacobs and Grace Harley.

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

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

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John Harrison Sartor Sr.

CHERAW - John Harrison Sartor, Sr., 81, died Sunday, February 16, 2014. Born in Alabama he was the son of the late Henry Harrison and Sadie Howle Sartor. He was a charter member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. Mr. Sartor was an avid fan of the Cheraw Braves and the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. He received an athletic scholarship and played for the Gamecocks in the 1952 and ’53 seasons. He was the play by play announcer for Cheraw High School, covering football, baseball and girls softball. He was a referee for the Cheraw Parks and Recreation Department (football, baseball and softball). He enjoyed playing golf with his friends.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Wanda Rollins Sartor, a son John (Faye) Harrison Sartor, Jr., a daughter, Susan S. Davis all of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren John Harrison Sartor, III, Matthew Robert Sartor and James Christian Davis.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a son-in-law, Freddie Davis.

The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in the fellowship hall of Faith Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 2:30 PM Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in the sanctuary of Faith Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to: Faith Christian Academy, 220 Greene Street, Cheraw, SC 29520  or Cheraw High School Athletics, 649 Chesterfield Hwy., Cheraw, SC 29520.

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Randy Wayne Stanley

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

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

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

Survivors include 1 Son: Nathan (Julia) Stanley of Summerville, SC; 1 Daughter: Miranda (Fred) Delehoy of Cheyenne, WY; Sister: Ann Stanley (Rick) Harris of Murrells Inlet, SC

2 Nephews: Dr. Andrew (Whitney) Harris and Dr. Christopher (Johanna) Harris; Also: Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

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

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Novella “Bibbie” Hurst Watson

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

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

Interment was a private family service in the Watson Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Watson was born February 10, 1932 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late William F. and Annie Marie Melton Hurst. She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Challenger with 34 years of service. Bibbie was a member of Ruby Baptist Church and loved her Lord and her family very much. She was known in the community for her delicious cooking, especially her biscuits, pecan pies, chicken and dumplings, and banana pudding. She loved to minister to the sick and shut-ins in the community with her cooking. Bibbie will be sorely missed by all. In addition to her parents, Bibbie was also preceded in death by her first husband, Johnny Watson, a son, Lonnie Wayne Watson, her 4 brothers, Astor, Robert, Lawson, and Carson Hurst, and by her 6 sisters, Osabelle, Aletha, Alberta, Estelle, Dorothy, and Cleo.

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

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

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

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Ruth Harrington Adams

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

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

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

Mrs. Adams was born December 31, 1928, in Wadesboro, NC, a daughter of the late John Ross Harrington and Ethel McKnight Harrington Melton. She was a homemaker and for many years was a child care provider in her home.

Ruth was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Ruth was also preceded in death by her husband, Murrie M. Adams and by her sister, Betty H. Soloman.

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

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

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

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Lynn Teal Armstrong

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

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

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

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

Memorial may be made to Maranatha Family Center Church, 66 Praise Lane, Cheraw, SC 29520.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful care provided by the McLeod Regional Medical Center ER and Chesterfield General Hospital ER.

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Gene Stratton Murphy

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

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

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

Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014,at Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be at a later date at Florence Memorial Gardens.

Family received friends from 11:00 am - 11:30 am on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to the McLeod Hospice, P. O. Box 100551, Florence, SC  29502; Quinby Baptist Church, 950 E. Ashby Road, Florence, SC  29506 or to your favorite charity.

Please sign the tribute wall for Mr. Murphy at the obit section of www.stoudenmiredowling.com.

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Maude Quick Parnell

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

A graveside service was held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at First Southern Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Parnell was born August 31, 1925 in Bennettsville, SC a daughter of the late Manley Jackson and Lula Mae Hubbard Quick. She was a homemaker, and along with her husband, were former owner and operator of Parnell’s Grocery. Maude was a charter member of First Southern Methodist Church. She enjoyed being a grandmother.

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

The family received family and friends at the home, 101 Dogwood Circle, Cheraw, SC.

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

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Charlie Boyd Quick Jr.

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

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at a later date.

Visitation was 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the funeral home.

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

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

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

is serving the Quick Family.

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Elaine Brown Rivers

PATRICK - Ms. Elaine Brown Rivers, age 63, died Saturday, February 8, 2014 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Monday, February 10, 2014 at Patrick Baptist Church.

Interment will follow in the Patrick Cemetery.

Visitation was from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Monday, February 10, 2014 prior to the service at the church.

Ms. Rivers was born February 6, 1951 in Hartsville, SC a daughter of Clara Mae Perdue Brown and the late Clarence L. Brown, Jr. She was a clerk at Teal’s Mill Mini-Mart and was a former Weller employee and former department manager with Bi-Lo. Elaine was a member of Patrick Baptist Church and also attended Patrick Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed fishing, reading, gardening, cross word puzzles, watching QVC, and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her father, Elaine was also preceded in death by her brother Rocky Brown.

Survivors include 2 Sons: John R. (Kathy) Rivers Jr. and Shon (Lori) Rivers both of Hartsville, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Noah Rivers, Ava Rivers, Cayla McDaniel, and Jacob Clark

Mother: Clara Mae Brown of Patrick, SC; 3 Sisters: Diane Brigman of Patrick, SC, Harriet Bailey of Cheraw, SC, and Teresa “Chick” Polson of Patrick, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews and her loving dog “Sasha.

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

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Danny Ray Steen

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

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

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

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

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

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


Rex Anthony Dillard

CHERAW - Rex Anthony Dillard, 76, died Friday, February 7, 2014. Born in North Wilkesboro, NC he was a son of Blanche Cheek Boan of Cheraw, SC and was the widower of Donnie Wallace Dillard. He was a US Army Veteran. Mr. Dillard was retired from Spartan Express and was driver of the year in 1995. He was an avid sports fan, pulling for the Boston Red Sox and the Duke Basketball teams. He enjoyed golfing, racing, fishing and traveling.

Surviving are his daughters, Donna (Robert) Teal of Cheraw, SC, Vickie (Gray) Walters of Chesterfield, SC, Kim (Ryan) LeBraun of Fayetteville, NC, his mother listed above, a sister, Martha (Francis) Menius of Kannapolis, NC, grandchildren, Christopher Hunter, Ashley Walters, Garrick Walters, Landen Walters, great-grandchildren, Mariah Johnson, Bryson Hunter, Ashlyn Blackman and Laken Soles.

He was preceded in death by his wife listed above and a brother, Roy Junior Boan.

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

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, February 10, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials to: Paralyzed Veterans of America, PVA: Donation Processing Center, PO BOX 758532, Topeka, KS 66675-8532.

Visit kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence.

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George Lee Kirkley

JEFFERSON - George Lee Kirkley, 93, died February 6, 2014.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, February 10, 2014 at White Plains Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.

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

Survivors include Wife, Lola Johnson Kirkley of the home, Sons, Everette Kirkley of Jefferson, SC, Tom Kirkley of Lancaster, SC and Rev. Ken Kirkley (Rhonda) of Lyman, SC, Daughters, Ann Watts of Jefferson, SC and Faye Faulkenberry ( Julian) of Lancaster, SC, Many Nieces and Nephews, Nine Grandchildren, Twenty Six Great Grandchildren and Five Great Great Grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to White Plains Baptist Church, PO Box 219, Jefferson, SC 29718 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Agape Hospice of Rock Hill, 1326 Ebenezer Road,  Rock Hill, SC 29732

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

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Stanley 'Stan' Laney Mungo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sheila A. Polson

HARTSVILLE - Funeral services for Sheila A. Polson age 54, who passed away February 3, were held Wednesday at 3:00 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Burial was in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Rev. Jeff Williams and Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. Sheila was born in Hartsville a daughter of Jack Kenneth Perdue and the late Sylvia Ann Gainey Perdue. She was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist, was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband of 39 years, John Polson, Hartsville, her father, Hartsville; daughter, Brandy P. (Joseph R.) Hemby, Hartsville; son, Justin R. (Charlotte H.) Polson, Hartsville; brother, Larry Dean (Susan) Perdue, Hartsville; grandchildren, Whitney Hemby, Arleigh Polson and Gunnar Polson. www.nortonfh.net.

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Allie Rollings Catoe

JEFFERSON - Mrs. Allie Rollings Catoe, age 97, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, January 20, 2014.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 24, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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

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

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

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

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Ivy Eugene 'Gene' Strickland

JEFFERSON - Mr. Ivy Eugene “Gene” Strickland, age 77, died Thursday, January 23, 2014 at his home.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment will follow in the Twin Pines Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC.

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

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

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

1 Daughter: Janice Marie Brock of Pageland, SC; 1 Sister: Ardis Severn of Blackshear, GA

1 Half-Brother: James Strickland; 2 Half-Sisters: Debbie Kiser and Renee Joslyn; Also 8 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren.

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

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

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Dozier Franklyn Wallace

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Dozier Franklyn Wallace, age 92, died Friday, January 17, 2014.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Monday, January 20, 2014 at Zoar United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Wallace was born July 19, 1921 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late James Franklyn and Aurilla Katherine Sellers Wallace. He was a retired truck driver whose career spanned over 60 years. Mr. Wallace was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and a member of the Chesterfield American Legion Post 74. He was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church, the BWZ Men’s Club, and the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge # 220. Dozier was a founding member of the Dixie Saddle Club. He enjoyed riding horses, going to horse shows, and raising bulldogs. Dozier enjoyed life, and was a friend to all. In addition to his parents, Dozier was preceded in death by 3 brothers, J.P., Dick, and Doc Wallace; and 1 sister, Edith Faye Wallace.

Survivors include Wife of 66 years: Foye Sellers Wallace of the home; 1 Son: Dozier Franklyn “Frankie” Wallace, Jr. and Rachel Brooks; 1 Daughter: Sandra Wallace Hall and husband Keith Hall; 3 Grandchildren: Jackie Kyser, Erin (John) Fann, and Wes (Jill) Hall; 3 Great Grandchildren: Cristina (Jake) Deputy, Cathy Jacobs, and Berkeley Fann; 2 Great Great Grandchildren: Dallas and Payton Deputy; 1 Sister: Fannie Lee (Bill) Harper; 3 Sisters-in-law: Katherine R. Wallace, Jennie Faye Burch, and Mary Wallace; 2 Brothers-in-law: Billy (Betty) Sellers and Olin Johnson.

Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, C/O Debbie Foote, 2472 Zoar Rd. Cheraw, SC 29520 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

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

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Dorothy Olivia Davis

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

Surviving are a son, Thomas C. (Linda) Davis of Wilmington, NC, a brother, Ronnie Graham of St. Petersburg, FL, a sister Mary Flanagan of Florence, SC,  grandchildren, Wendy (John) Roberts, Kevin (Rita) Whitman, Stephine (Brad) Robbins, Robyn Davis, great grandchildren Daniel Whitman, Jordan Whitman, Savannah Whitman, Reiss Robbins and an honorary grandchild Amber Parnell.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above and a daughter, Sandra Davis.

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

Memorials to: McLeod Hospice House, c/o  McLeod Health Foundation, PO Box 100551, 800 East Cheves St., Suite 150,Florence, SC 29502-0551.

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James Ellis Hammond

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

Hammond was a native of Cheraw and was the son of the late Robert and Ann Eliza Hammond. He was born April 22, 1924, the eldest son of 9 siblings. He graduated from Coulter Junior College and served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1969, a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He worked almost 20 years in the construction industry as a project superintendent with Davis Construction.

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

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

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

Morris Funeral Cottage of Cheraw is in charge of services.

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William 'Bill' Arthur Jacobs

CHERAW - William “Bill” Arthur Jacobs, 87, died Saturday, January 11, 2014. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late William Allen Jacobs and Jessie B. Jacobs Hudson. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, serving in the church choir, also as a past deacon and elder. Mr. Jacobs enjoyed singing in church, gardening and the outdoors. He was a skilled woodworker and built his family’s home.

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

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and brothers, John B. Jacobs, Allen C. Jacobs, Ernest B. Jacobs, Robert D. Jacobs, sisters, Janie J. Parker, Ora J. Boan and Sara J. Adeiny.

Memorials to: Thornwell Home for Children,302 S. Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325 or First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 552, Cheraw, SC 29520.

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

Visit kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence. 

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Mary Catherine Farnsworth Greenwell Newton

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

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

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

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William 'Bill' Robert Purvis

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

Surviving are his wife of 40 years Kathryn Rigney Purvis of Patrick, SC, a son Charles Purvis of Patrick, SC, daughters Ellen Purvis of Kannapolis, NC, Robin Purvis of Chilhowie, VA, nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The family received friends from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Bill’s Grill in Patrick, SC. A memorial service will be held during the visitation.

Memorials to: The family of William Purvis, c/o Kiser Funeral Home, 1020 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. 

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Jean Turnage Lisenby

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

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Patrick Baptist Church, Patrick, SC. Interment will follow in the Patrick Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Saturday January 11, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

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

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

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

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

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Cheryl Teal Lukac

MONROE, N.C. – Cheryl Teal Lukac, 35, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014.  She was born in Chesterfield County, SC on September 5, 1978 daughter of Charles Eugene Teal, Jr. and Janet Lea Gathings Teal. 

Cheryl was a graduate of Wingate University and was a Media Specialist and Music teacher at Petersburg Primary School and Pageland Elementary School. She was a member of Weddington United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed singing with the Praise Team.  Cheryl loved spending time with her children at the beach and Disney World.

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to Lukac Family Fund at http://gfwd.at/1a9g20S  

Online condolences may be made at www.gordonfuneralservice.com.

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Nealie Brown Polson McLain

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

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

Visitation was 6:00 – 8:00 Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the Funeral Home.

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

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

Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins, including Special Cousins, Billy and Billie Mae Caulder.

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

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Janice Rhoad Mixon

HARTSVILLE - Funeral services for Janice Rhoad Mixon, 72, will be held at 4:00 pm Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Prospect United Methodist Church. The Rev. Troy Metzner and Rev. Patricia Warden will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Tuesday at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Prospect United Methodist Church, PO Box 536. Hartsville, SC 29551. 
Mrs. Mixon died Sunday, January 5, 2014. Born in Hartsville, SC, she was a daughter of the late Doty T. Rhoad, Jr. and Catherine Meares Rhoad Stokes.
Janice Mixon led an exemplary life as a wife, mother, teacher and friend; loving those around her with everything she had to offer. Jan held numerous positions in her church, which included serving as organist and pianist.  She was an active member in the Prospect Church Choir and cherished her church family.  Janice had a love for flowers and the outdoors, which led her to spend many enjoyable hours working in her yard.  This love was something she was able to share for many years through providing flower arrangements for her church on a weekly basis. Mrs. Mixon taught at McBee High School where she impacted many lives in and out of the classroom. She was able to share her passion for science and history for 30 years before her retirement.  Upon retirement she was able to enjoy her next great role by becoming lovingly known as “Nana.”       

Surviving are her husband, Herb Mixon of Hartsville, SC; sons, Mickey (Jacquelyn) Mixon of Hartsville, SC; Donnie (Renee) Freeman of Hartsville, SC; daughter, Melissa Mixon of Hartsville, SC; brother, Danny (Jenny) Rhoad of McBee, SC; brother-in-law, Darrell Johnson of McBee, SC; sisters, Ginger (Aubrey) Mixon of McBee, SC, Sandy Boykin of McBee, SC, Cathy Almond of McBee, SC; grandchildren, Mark (Ashley) Mixon, Matthew (Kristen Soltish) Mixon, Michaela Mixon, Tori Freeman; great-grandchildren, Jennavee Mixon, Kellen Mixon; and her beloved yellow lab, Lilly. 
She is preceded in death by her son, Tyler Rhoad Mixon; sister, Judy Johnson; brothers, Doty T. Rhoad III, David Rhoad, Dean Rh

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William P. Wallace

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

Surviving are his sons William “Billy” (Carolyn) P. Wallace, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, Sidney (Margaret) E. Wallace of Wallace, SC, daughters, Jean (David) Wallace McLean of Wallace, SC, Ann (Don) Wallace Wilson of Calhoun, GA, a brother, Paul A. Wallace, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, six grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, also, a special friend, Christine Therrell.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents listed above, also, a brother, Thomas E. Wallace and a sister, Gladys Wallace Spears.

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

Memorials to; Wallace Baptist Church, 4174 Hwy. 1, Wallace, SC 29596 or the Hospice of your choice.

Visit Kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence.

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Francis Everette Walters

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

Surviving are his wife Eva Mae Haire Walters of Wallace, SC, sons, William Walters of Bennettsville, SC, Carl Walters of Wallace, SC, James Truman Haire of Bennettsville, SC, Chucky Louvet of Thomasville NC, Michael Dehart of Winston Salem, NC, daughters, Sandra Gail Hall of Wallace, SC, Kathy Walters of High Point, NC, Karen Spaul of High Point, NC, Tonya Garcia of Wallace, SC, a brother, Robert Walters of Thomasville , NC, 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and brothers, Lawrence Walters, Gurley Walters and Cecil Walters.

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

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

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 Daisy Teal Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

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James Allen Pope Sr.

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

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

A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home.

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Grady Otis Johnson

MT. CROGHAN - Mr. Grady Otis Johnson, age 75, went home to be with his Lord, Friday, December 13, 2013.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 P.M. Monday, December 16, 2013 at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.

Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 P. M. Monday, December 16, 2013 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson was born June 20, 1938, in Mt. Croghan, SC, a son of the late Rufus W. and Kate Thurman Johnson. He was a retired Purchasing Manager with Seal Right. Grady was a faithful member of the Mt. Croghan Baptist Church, where he served in many capacities, including Deacon, Sunday school teacher, and the Building and Grounds Committee. In addition to his parents, Grady was also preceded in death by a brother, Keith Johnson.

Survivors include Wife of 55 years, Shirley Tucker Johnson of the home; 2 Sons: Tony C.

 (Sherry) Johnson and Scott (Kim) Johnson both of Mt. Croghan, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Jake (Crystal) Johnson, Jeremy (Brittany) Johnson, Lindsey (Gary) DeSanits, and Ryne (Bethany) Johnson; 3 Great Grandchildren: Michael Lane, Grady Wade, and Trinity Victoria Johnson; 2 Brothers: Bobby (Doris) Johnson of Ruby, SC and Mickey (Pat) Johnson of Monroe, NC; and

1 Sister: Margaret (Johnny) Hinson of Lancaster, SC.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Croghan Baptist Church, P.O. Box 57, Mt. Croghan, SC 29727 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC  29709.

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

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Christine Short Parker

CHERAW - Mrs. Christine Short Parker, age 88, died Tuesday, December 24, 2013.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Thursday December 26, 2013 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Parker was born September 23, 1925, in Wadesboro, NC, a daughter of the late Daniel and Rosa Trexler Short. She was a graduate of Deep Creek High School and McIntyre School of Beauty. Mrs. Parker was a retired cosmetologist and former owner and operator of Christine’s Beauty Shop and was a secretary for her husband in the Magistrate’s office. She enjoyed sewing and cooking. Christine was a member of the Brock’s Mill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Christine was also preceded in death by her husband, Royce J. Parker, a grandson, James Truett Hodge, by her 5 sisters, Ollie Wright, Janie Gaddy, Sallie Brock, Louise Short, and Eunice Short, and by 2 brothers, Wilson Short and Wilburn Short.

Survivors include 3 Daughters: Terry P. Lear, Nancy P. (Greg) White and Patti P. Hancock all of Cheraw, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Wendell (Lori) Lear, Wayne (Barbara) Wallace, and Jay and Samatha Hancock; 2 Step Grandchildren: Brandy (William) Griggs and Ryan “Ko Jack” (Charlene) White; 4 Great Grandchildren: Robin, Hannah, and Hayden Lear, and Parker Wallace; 1 Great Great Grandchild: Michael Marsh, Jr.; and 1 Brother: Virgil Short of Murrells Inlet, SC.

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

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Kyril Boyadjieff

PAGELAND - Kyril Boyadjieff, 85, died December 17, 2013.

A graveside service was held at 1:00 PM Friday, December 20, 2013 at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland.

Visitation was from 12:00 – 1:00 PM Friday, December 20, 2013 at Baumgartner Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Kyril Boyadjieff was born in Schumen, Bulgaria to the late Konstantin and Elsa Dagen Boyadjieff.  He was later united in marriage to Lisa H.  Mr. Boyadjieff is preceded in death by his wife Lisa H. Boyadjieff since March of 2010 and his Grandson, Kyril Kenneth Hinson. 

Survivors include Daughter, Angelika B. Vogt (Paul) of Duncan, SC; Granddaughter, Andrea Michelle Hinson (Jeremy) of Hebron, CT; Grandson, Robert G. Hinson (Faye) of Woodruff, SC; and Five Great Grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America; 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl.

New York, NY 10001.

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

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Mildred Lee Davis

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Mildred Lee Davis, age 72, died Monday, December 16, 2013 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 19, 2013,  at Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, Morven, NC. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Davis was born July 20, 1941 in Greeleyville, SC a daughter of the late Willie Walter and Edna Sports Lee. She was a homemaker and a former textile employee and retail clerk. Mildred was a member of Sandy Plains United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working puzzles, reading her Bible and devotional, and spending time and doing things for her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mildred was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Davis, her brothers, Carl E. Lee and Willie F. Sports, and by her sisters Myrle L. Lang and Shirley J. Lee.

Survivors include 2 Sons: Ricky Davis and Jimmy Sikes both of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Daughters: Teresa (Larry) Smith and Tammy (Robert) Adams both of Chesterfield, SC;

Special Son: Jeffery (Tammy) Flowers of Catawba, NC; 6 Grandchildren: Rick and Chase Davis, Emily and Ethan Smith, and Brittany and Joshua Adams; Special Nephew: Steve Goodale; and

Friends and Caregivers: Lisa Smith and Moe Zwiefka.

MEMORIALS: May be made to Sandy Plains United Methodist Church c/o of Carolyn Taylor, 960 Deep Creek Road, Wadesboro, NC 28170 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 Davis Family.

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John Lloyd Finch

PATRICK - Mr. John Lloyd Finch, age 82, died Friday, December 20, 2013.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Shiloh United Methodist  Church with Military Honors.

Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 26, 2013, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Mr. Finch was born October 3, 1931, in Margaretteville, NY, a son of the late Belle Finch. He was a retired Road Construction Foreman and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. John was a U.S. Marine Veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was an avid animal lover.

Survivors include Wife of 57 years: Alma L. Finch of the home; Children: Rev. Sheryl Ann (Rev. Terrence) Padgett of Augusta, GA, Wayne C. (Seiko) Finch of Escondido, CA, Cindy Lou (Larry) Woolf of Mountain View,Md, and Joy (John) McGrath of Wake Forest, NC; 6 Grandchildren: Sean Harris, Isaac and Valentina Fehr, Kenny and Julie Finch, and C.J. and Ruthie Woolf.

Memorials may be made to Paws and Claws, P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC29709.

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

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Virginia 'Granny' Vaughan Haithcock

PAGELAND - Mrs. Virginia “Granny” Vaughan Haithcock, age 93, died Thursday, December 19, 2013.

A funeral service was held at 3:00PM, Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Greenlawn Memorial Park, Pageland, SC.

Visitation was 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 22, 2013 prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Haithcock was born December 23, 1919 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late William Catherine and Nezzie Leona Tucker Vaughan. She was a former seamstress having worked at SLS and Sacony, and was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Virginia enjoyed growing flowers and staying on the go. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Charlie Edward Haithcock; two daughters, Helen Sikes and Dorothy Nadel; a brother, William C. Vaughan; and a sister, Leona C. Dalrymple.

Survivors include 1 Son:  Eddie (Margaret) Haithcock of Bluffton, SC; 3 Daughters: Bonnie Jordan and Tillie (Bert) Jackson both of Pageland, SC and Wanda Goodall of Mint Hill, NC

1 Sister: Vera Mae Gay of Pageland, SC; Also 11 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren, and 14 Great, Great Grandchildren.

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

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Jim Linton

CHERAW - Jim Linton, 90, died Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Born in Darlington County he was a son of John Henry and Sarah Wilson Linton. He was a  World War II, US Army Veteran. Mr. Linton was retired from Delta Mills. He enjoyed fishing, working on lawn mowers and his dogs.

Surviving is his wife, Lessie Gainey Linton of Cheraw, SC, sons, Ronnie Linton of Hartsville, SC, Joey Linton of Cheraw, SC, J.C. Linton of Wallace, SC, ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a nephew, David Linton of Cheraw, SC.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and sons, Don Linton, John David Linton, Bob Linton, a brother, Wadis “Shorty” Linton and a sister, Rachel Gainey.

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Harris Creek Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC. Burial with military honors was in the church cemetery.

Memorials to: Harris Creek Baptist Church, 356 Harris Creek Church Rd Society Hill, SC 29593.

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H. L. 'Boo' Truett

PATRICK - H. L. “Boo” Truett, age 44 of Patrick, SC, went to be with his Lord, in his sleep, on Friday, December, 13, 2013.

H. L. was born September 18, 1969 in Bakersfield, CA. to Polly Dixon McKenzie and the late Harry Lee Truett. H. L. was better known as “Boo” to his family and friends. He lived his life to the fullest. He enjoyed fishing, camping, working on his old cars, and spending time with his friends and family. In addition to his father, Boo was also preceded in death by two brothers, Randy and Jerry Truett, who have already went to meet the Lord.

H. L. leaves behind two daughters, Ashley (Vern) Murphy of McBee, SC and Elizabeth (Colby) Truett of Jefferson, SC.; one granddaughter, eighteen months old, who was his heart and everything, Kinnidi  Grace “Cooter” Murphy; a very special mother, Polly McKenzie, who never left her son’s side, a brother, Jimmy (Tracy) Truett of Hamlet, NC, three sisters, Joann (John) Linn of Patrick, SC, Betty Jean (Jay) Ingram and Elaine (Dean) Starling both of Rockingham, NC., and also 6 nephews and 3 nieces.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 17, 2013,  at Edwards Chapel Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 5:00 P.M. – until … Monday, December 16, 2013 at the home of Polly McKenzie, 496 Gunn Mill Road, Patrick, SC  29584.

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

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Charles E. Evans

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Charles E. Evans, age 75, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC, with Military Honors.

Visitation is 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the funeral home.

Mr. Evans was born September 16, 1938, in Charlotte, NC, a son of the late Lee Roy and Eva Allie Griffin Evans. He was a retired Vice-President with Superior Ink in Charlotte, NC and was owner and operator of the Jewell City Flea Market. Charles was a U.S. Army Veteran and was a member of Oakland Baptist Church where he served as cook for the monthly prayer breakfast. In addition to his parents, Charles was also preceded in death by his first wife, Betsy Burr Evans, a daughter, Angie Evans Smith, and by four brothers.

Survivors include his Wife: Eva J. Evans of the home; 6 Sons: Bucky (Paulette) Evans and Bo Bo Evans of Chesterfield, SC, John Evans of Cheraw, SC, Chucky (Cynthia) Evans of Charlotte, NC, Virgil Evans of FL and Chuck Evans of UT; 3 Daughters: Jamie (Jamie Boy) Brown of Ruby, SC, Pam Bullock of Waxhaw, NC, and Karley Evans of the home; 1 Brother: Marvin (Dale) Evans of Marshville, NC; 1 Sister: Geraldine Atkinson of Pageland, SC; 1 Sister-in-law: Lucille Evans of Monroe, NC; Also a number of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren;

4 Stepsons: Johnny, Wayne, and Jack Williams of Chesterfield, SC and Joe Williams of Cheraw, SC; 1 Stepdaughter: Vickie Davidson of Cheraw, SC; Also step granddaughter Nicole Williams and step great granddaughter Aria Williams.

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

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James Edward Brock

WALLACE - Mr. James Edward Brock, age 64, died Monday, December 2, 2013.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

Visitation is from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Friday, December 6, 2013 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

Mr. Brock was born December 15, 1948 in Cheraw, SC, a son of the late Perry and Vera Johnson Brock. He was a 1967 graduate of Cheraw High School. James was a retired manager of Kimbrell’s Furniture Company in Laurinburg, NC, and a former manager in Cheraw, SC. In addition to his parents, James was also preceded in death by his brother, Claudius Brock.

Survivors include 1 Son:  James P. “Jimmy” Brock of Shreveport, LA; 1 Daughter: Amanda B. (Lt. Col. Andrew) Griggs of Benton, LA; 2 Grandchildren: Andrew and Lizzie Griggs;  Special Nephew: Joey (Sheila) Crowley of Cheraw, SC; 4 Sisters: Joyce Watts of Lilesville, NC, Annie R. Ostigny, Bessie (Gratton) Matthews, and Pat (Richard)  Gaddy, all of Cheraw, SC; Also several other Nieces and Nephews.

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

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Jackie Gaddy

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Jackie Gaddy age 84, went home to be with her Lord, Friday, December 6, 2013.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM, Monday, December 9, 2013 at Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, Morven, NC. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gaddy was born August 15, 1929, in High Point, NC, a daughter of the late Ellis Stancil and Lessie Vaughn Threadgill. Jackie was raised by her aunt, Anna Chewning, after the death of her mother when she was 18 months old. She was a homemaker and a faithful member of Sandy Plains United Methodist Church. Jackie loved her grandchildren and enjoyed playing with them, and talking on the phone with her friends. In addition to her parents, Jackie was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Gaddy, and son Keith Gaddy.

Survivors include 1 Son: Billy Frank (Jill) Gaddy of Chesterfield, SC; Grandchildren: Caroline, Adam, and Jacob Gaddy; and1 Sister: Frances Smith of Greensboro, NC.

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

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Leonard Donald 'Don' Sellers

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Leonard Donald “Don” Sellers, age 70, died Thursday, December 5, 2013 at his home.

A graveside service was held at 4:00 P.M. Friday, December 6, 2013 at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. 

Mr. Sellers was born January 14, 1943 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Leonard D. and Essie Melton Sellers. He was a retired store clerk with Stephenson’s Hardware, and a former employee of Tom Jones Grocery. Don was an U.S. Army Veteran, having served 2 tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a life member of the VFW Post 11251, and a member of Chesterfield Presbyterian Church. Don enjoyed farming, raising mules and other animals, and riding on his mule drawn wagon. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise H. Sellers and by a brother, Mike Sellers. 

Survivors include Wife: Grace Sellers of the home; 1 Stepson: Tommy (Jennifer) Demby of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Stepdaughter: Tammy D. (Mike) Griffin of Chesterfield, SC; 5 Grandchildren: Brian, William, and Kevin Griffin, and Maren and Gracyn Demby; 2 Step Grandchildren: Jenna and Holden Lowery; 2 Brothers: Phil (Libby) Sellers of Wilmington NC and Tommy (Mona) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Sisters: Glenda S. Lisenby and Vadis S. Turner of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Sister-in-law: Judy C. Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; Also: Aunts, Nieces and Nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or to the VFW Post 11251, c/o Steve Odom, 584 Shiloh Acres Rd., Chesterfield, SC 29709.

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

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Carolyn Patricia Cumber

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Carolyn Patricia Cumber, 74, died Thursday, November 21, 2013.  Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Cular James and Marjorie Quick Lee. She was a retired cosmetologist. She was a loving wife and mother. Mrs. Cumber was a loving friend and always was willing to help everyone.

Surviving is her husband Perry Cumber of East Rockingham, NC, a son, Mike (Melissa) Cumber of Garner, NC, and a sister, Linda Richardson of Cheraw, SC.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above and a brother Eugene Lee.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Old Saint David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, South Carolina. The family will receive friends following the service in Old Saint David’s Church.

Memorials to: Lighthouse Ministries, 5804 Water Edge Lane, Wallace, SC 29596 or American Heart Association. 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

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R. L. Hopkins Jr.

JEFFERSON Mr. R. L. Hopkins, Jr., age 68, died Saturday, November 16, 2013.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday November 19, 2013 at Twin Pines Free Will Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery with Military Honors.

Visitation is 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday, November 18, 2013 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

Mr. Hopkins was born March 23, 1945 in Lancaster, SC the son of the late R. L. and Ruby Carlisle Hopkins. He was a retired employee of Caro-Knit and a member of Twin Pines Free Will Baptist Church. R. L. was a U.S, Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include Wife: Darlene Hinson Hopkins of the home; Son: Billy (Clara Williamson) Hopkins of Jefferson, SC; Daughter: Amanda (Mike) Griffin of Jefferson, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Heather Bryant, Jacob Bryant, Mackenzie Wilkerson, and Emerson Hopkins.

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

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Leila Mae Jordan

PAGELAND – Mrs. Leila Mae Jordan, age 81, died Friday, November 22, 2013.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, November 25, 2013 in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Jordan was born August 6, 1932 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Daniel and Sue Oliver Douglas. She was a retired employee of Challenger Electric Company, and a member of Providence Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Leila Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Jordan; 1 daughter, Betty Ann Jordan Knisley; 3 brothers, Robert Lee Douglas, William Douglas, and Duncan Douglas; and her granddaughter, Elise Michelle Jordan-Calhoun.

Survivors include 1 Son: Kenneth Lee “Ken” Jordan of Pageland, SC; and 1 Sister: Estelle Melton of Ruby, SC.

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

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Daniel Fay Martin

CHESTERFIELD Mr. Daniel Fay Martin, age 81, died Monday, November 18, 2013.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Oakland Baptist  Church. Interment with military honors will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation is 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

Mr. Martin was born on October 9, 1932, in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Dan A. and Florice L. Martin. Fay was a retired Plant Manager at Kenville in Lilesville, N.C. and was also the past owner of Carolina Nu-Way, Inc. Fay was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the S.C. National Guard and a member of American Legion Post 74, where he was the sergeant-at-arms. Fay was a member of Oakland Baptist Church, and the Chairman of the Monthly Prayer Breakfast. He was also the “Mayor” of the Moore's Drive-In Breakfast Table and a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Fay enjoyed fishing, golfing, mowing grass, and weekend farming. In addition to his parents, Fay was also preceded in death by four sisters, Violet Woodard, Helen Bonnett, Vera Martin, and Louise Kelly; and three brothers, Howard Martin, John “Son” Martin, and Ray Martin.

Survivors include His loving wife: Edith Phillips Martin of the home; 2 Sons: Phillip (Carol) Martin of Taylors, SC and Danny Martin of Ruby, SC; He was blessed with three grandchildren: Daniel Gantt Martin (Brooke), Courtney Martin Driver (Andrew), and Kelsey Ann Martin; Two sisters-in-law: Dorothy Zearfoss and Ruby Martin; Also: numerous nieces and nephews.

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

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Sadie Hall Campbell

CHESTERFIELD - Sadie Hall Campbell, age 79, died Friday, November 15, 2013.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, November, 18, 2013 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Sunday, November, 17, 2013 at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Campbell was born October 14, 1934, in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late Felton Hall and Lanny Huggins Polson. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing. Sadie enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, and spending time with her family, especially with her great grandson, Easton. In addition to her parents, Sadie was also preceded in death by her husband, Jewell W. Campbell and by her brothers, James Hall and Felton Hall, Jr.

Survivors include 2 Daughters: Debbie C. (Rick) Lisenby of Chesterfield, SC and Marietta C. (Greg) Bryant of Cheraw, SC; 2 Granddaughters: Ashley B. (Steven) Sellers and Emalee K. Bryant both ofChesterfield, SC; Great Grandson: Easton Reed Sellers; and Sister: Edell Sanchez of Asheboro, NC.

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

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

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Patti DeMiere Perry

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Patti DeMiere Perry, age 44, won her courageous battle with cancer and went to rest in the arms of Jesus, Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, November 15, 201 3 at Free Worship in Cheraw, SC. Interment will follow in the Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC.

Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 P. M. Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Ms. Perry was born July 17, 1969 in Oak Park, Illinois, a daughter of Carol Russell DeMiere and the late Frank Thomas DeMiere.  She was a 1987 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a 1994 graduate of Northeastern Technical College, where she received an Associate of Arts and Science degree and her LPN degree. Patti was also a 2000 graduate of Regents College where she received her RN degree. She was a former registered nurse with Evans Correctional Institute and was selected as the 2013 4th quarter employee.  Patti was a member of Free Worship in Cheraw, SC. She enjoyed playing golf, riding horses, shopping, and spending time outside and at the beach. Patti especially loved spending time with her son, Landon, when she wasn’t caring for others. Nursing was truly Patti’s passion. In addition to her father, Patti was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Archibald Russell, Frank DeMiere, and Beatrice McCormick Demiere.

Survivors include Son: William Landon Perry of the home, and his father, Bill Perry of Chesterfield, SC; Mother: Carol Russell DeMiere of Chesterfield, SC; Sister: Sharon Ann DeMiere of Ruby, SC; Nephew: Jake Thomas Brown of Ruby, SC; Maternal Grandmother:

Jean Russell of Ruby, SC; and Uncle: James Russell of Ruby, SC.

Memorials may be made to “Love Notes for Patti Cakes” c/o First Citizens Bank, P.O. 69, Chesterfield, SC  29709.

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

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Elizabeth Smith

CHERAW - Elizabeth Smith, age 90, of Cheraw, SC passed away November 15, 2013. Mrs. Smith was a loving and devoted wife to the late Jule Smith for more than 69 years. She was the daughter of the late Eddie Hudson Davis and Mae Evans Davis of Chesterfield, SC. She was a devoted mother, grandmother,  great -grandmother, sister, and friend.

Mrs. Smith was the perfect definition of a mother and grandmother - so loving, caring, and supportive.  Her family adored her and acknowledges that she was the most amazing mother one could have. Her unconditional love was always fully exemplified through her endless concern and unwavering devotion.  Family was always her first love, and she built her life around them, always putting them before herself.

Mrs. Smith was a loving, Christian woman with a kind soul and a compassionate heart. She was an amazing cook and avid gardener, and she dearly loved reading. She was a woman of great independence and determination. Her endurance and zest for life were unparalleled.  She was indeed a “steel magnolia”.

She is  survived by her son, Jule Garreth Smith of Isle of Palms, SC, her daughters, Phyllis Smith Silva of Lexington, SC and Sherri Smith Thurman and her husband The Rev. Ronald Thurman of Ruby, SC, and her daughter- in- law, Angela McDuffie Smith of Cheraw, SC.

She was blessed with 8 grandchildren: Jay G. (Celeste) Smith of Atlanta, GA, Jim Thomas (Sydney) Smith of Sonoma, CA, Kenneth Hudson Smith II of Cheraw, SC, Zachary Harrison Smith of Cheraw, SC, Bonnie Elizabeth (Wesley) Owens of Wagner, SC, Melissa Hope Silva of Lexington, SC, Caroline Lorraine Silva of Ladson, SC, and Cassie Thurman (Leslie) Davis of Chesterfield, SC; 7 great-grandchildren: Georgia Reed Smith, Brynn Elizabeth Smith, James Thurston Smith, Alexis Marie Silva, Brooklyn Madison Alford, Isabelle Marie Owens, Aubrey Paige Owens; also numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Jule Smith, son Kenneth Hudson Smith, and daughter- in- law Jane Duncan Smith.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, November 17, 2013, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Interment will follow in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The Family will receive family and friends from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

The family wishes to extend their warmest thanks and gratitude to the staff of Chesterfield Convalescent Center.

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

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Joe Streater

CHERAW - Joe Streater, 71, died Thursday, November 7, 2013. Born in Lilesville, NC he was the son of the late Thomas Calvin and Annie Mae Bryant Streater and the widower of Linda White Streater. He was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church and the church choir.

Surviving are his son Jody (Liza) Streater of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Dawn Freeman of Chesterfield, SC, sisters, Josephine S. Jones of Lilesville, NC, Mary Ann Pigg of Wadesboro, NC, Jean Grecho of Lilesville, NC, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also brothers, Willie L. Winebarger and Calvin Junior Streeter.

The family will receive friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, November 10, 2013 at North Cheraw Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial with Military Honors will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

Memorial to: North Cheraw Baptist Church, 101 Hartzell Ave., Cheraw, SC 29520.

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Mary Ruth Rayfield

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Mary Ruth Rayfield, age 83, died Friday, November 8, 2013.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, Morven, NC. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation is 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 10, 2013, prior to the service at the church fellowship hall.

Mrs. Rayfield was born August 3, 1930 in Morven, NC a daughter of the late James Paul and Annie Mae Adams Griggs. She was a former employee of Sacony and Ruby Hosiery Mill and was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing Company. Mrs. Rayfield was a lifelong member of Sandy Plains United Methodist Church where she had served on various committees. Mary Ruth enjoyed talking on the phone with her friends, and eating at Carolina Restaurant and Bojangles. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Howard Clifton “Bill” Rayfield.

Survivors include 1 Son:  Howard (Diane) Rayfield of Chesterfield, SC;1 Daughter: Joyce (Icky) Merriman of Chesterfield, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Lt. Col. Paul (Mandy) Rayfield of Temecula, CA, serving in the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru, Michelle Rayfield, Christy M. Watkins, and Trey (Juliann) Merriman all of Chesterfield, SC; 4 Great Grandchildren: Gant, Bryce, Hannah, and Easton.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sandy Plains United MethodistChurch, c/o Carolyn Taylor, 960 Deep Creek Road, Wadesboro, NC 28170.

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

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