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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: 

Ruby Horne Rushing Harward

Wadesboro, N.C. - Mrs. Ruby Horne Rushing Harward, age 94, died Friday, August 15, 2014.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday, August 17, 2014, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harward was born in McFarlan, NC, a daughter of the late Luther Martin and Sallie Lang Horne. She was a homemaker, and a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Ruby was also preceded in death by her husbands, Tom W. Rushing, and Jessie B. Harward; a brother, Loyd Eugene “Gene” Horne; and sisters, Grace H. Stancil, Geneva H. Roscoe, Susie H. Baker, Ruth H. Mills, and Irene H. Owens.

Survivors include Daughter: Betty Rushing (Jerry) Gulledge of West Columbia, SC; Son: W.T. (Sylvia) Rushing of Ruby, SC; Step Daughter: Shelby Shoemaker of Monroe, NC; Step Daughter-in-law: Velma N. Harward of Savannah, GA; Grandchildren: Tommy Rushing of Bennettsville, SC and Jean R. (Jason) Watson of Chesterfield, SC; Step Grandchildren: Cindy Martin of Clayton, GA, Lisa Martin, Jimmy, Jeffrey, and Kenneth Howell all of Monroe, NC; and Great Grandchild: Tiffany and Bryan Watson, and David and John Rushing.

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

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

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Johnny L. Jenkins

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Johnny L. Jenkins, age 75, died Friday, August 15, 2014.  

A funeral service will be held at 5:00 P.M. Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Cross Roads Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. Sunday, August 17, 2014, prior to the service in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Family Life Center.

Mr. Jenkins was born February 14, 1939, in Ruby, SC, a son of the late Lemuel Frank and Emma Kirkley Jenkins. He was a graduate of Ruby High School, Class of 1956. Johnny was a faithful member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, having served as Trustee, Chairman of Deacons, Financial Secretary, Church Treasurer, Brotherhood Director, Sunday School Teacher, and Choir member. He was a former employee of Springs Industries, FCX Inc. and Gold Kist Inc., where he served as store manager for over twenty years. Johnny retired June 30, 2009 as Chesterfield County Auditor, having served for twenty years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of the American Legion Post # 74, VFW Post # 10731, Chesterfield Masonic Lodge # 220, and the Woodmen of the World Lodge # 516. Johnny loved his Lord, his family, and was a true people person. He enjoyed working in his garden and yard. In addition to his parents, Johnny was also preceded in death by his brothers, James, Hiram, Joe, and Bobby Jenkins; his sister, Betty Jenkins Lowder; and sister-in-law, Kathy H. Raffaldt.

Survivors include Wife of 47 years: Elma Hancock Jenkins; Mother-in-law: Kathleen “Pete” Hancock; Nieces and Nephews: Cindy (Robbie) Robertson, Joel (Heather) Jenkins, Vernon Moseley, Jamie (Jami) Brown, Michael (April) Brown, Jason (Melanie) Brock, Wesley (Kim) Brock, Philip (Jen) Sellers, Amanda (Justin Stanton) Raffaldt, Mary Eleanor Jenkins, Ann Jenkins, Jean (Ronnie) Chambers; Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law: Leonard Hancock, Janice and Bobby Brown, Carolyn and Weldon Sellers, Cindy and Wilbur Brock; Numerous Great Nieces and Nephews; And his beloved Feline Companion: Tiger.

Memorials may be made to the Cross Roads Baptist Church, “World Huger Fund” P.O. Box 72, Ruby, SC 29741.

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

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Chester Melton

KERSHAW - Mr. Chester Melton, age 74, died Sunday, August 10, 2014.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Antioch Baptist Church.

Interment followed in the Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

Mr. Melton was born May 29, 1940 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late John and Lucy Boone Melton. He was a retired construction welder. Chester loved the Lord, and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church for 56 years. He was a strong family man and loved giving candy to children. Chester also enjoyed wood crafting, gardening, raising farm animals, and fishing. In addition to his parents, Chester was also preceded in death by four brothers, Manuel, Emzia, Joe, and James Melton; and three sisters, Daisey Lowery, Omega Grooms, and Kathleen Lloyd.

Survivors include Wife: Thelma Cook Melton of the home; 3 Sons: Randy (Angie) Rollins of Wallace, SC, Jeff (Robin) Rollins of Mt. Croghan, SC, and John Wayne (Lori) Melton of Kershaw, SC; 4 Daughters: Elizabeth Miles and fiancé Lenttis Williams, Darla Oliver and fiancé Jim Watts, and Angie Miles all of Jefferson, SC, and Ravonda (Wayne) Crayton of Rocky Mount, NC; 2 Brothers: Harry Melton of Jefferson, SC and Harlan Melton of Kershaw, SC; 1 Sister: Peggy Miles of Jefferson, SC; Also 17 Grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren.

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

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Edwin E. Miller Jr.

JEFFERSON - Mr. Edwin E. Miller Jr., 83, of Jefferson, SC, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014, in Charleston, SC.

Mr. Edwin E. Miller Jr. was born on May 26, 1931 in Jefferson, South Carolina to the late Edwin E. Sr. and William H. Beatson Miller. Mr. Edwin E. Miller Jr. was later united in marriage to Joan Middleton. He served in the US National Guard and was a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church. He was the Owner and Operator of Miller Grocery Store in Jefferson, SC for many years. He is predeceased by his parents Edwin E Miller Sr. and William H. Beatson Miller and his brother Jack Miller. 

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan Middleton Miller of Jefferson, SC; Son, Rusty Miller ( Kelly) of Jefferson, SC; Daughter, Ceil (David) Murphy of Marietta, GA and six Grandchildren, Will Murphy, Anna Murphy and Matthew Murphy all of Marietta, GA and Ben Miller, Katherine Miller and Jordan Miller all of Jefferson, SC.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Jefferson United Methodist Church.

The family visited with friends on Tuesday at the home of Edwin Miller Jr., and after the Memorial Service in the Fellowship Hall of Jefferson United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Jefferson United Methodist Church, PO Box 308, Jefferson, SC 29718 or First Baptist Church of Pageland, Honduras Mission Fund, PO Box 126, Pageland, SC 29728.

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

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Myrtle Grooms Moore

CHERAW - Mrs. Myrtle Grooms Moore, age 87, died Saturday, August 9, 2014.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Interment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, August 11, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder

Funeral  Home.

Mrs. Moore was born June 20, 1927, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Luther Peter and Annie McLain Grooms. She was the retired owner and operator of Farmer’s Grocery in the Cash community and was a former employee of B.C. Moore’s and Sacony. Myrtle was also a patient caregiver and was a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed word search puzzles, cooking, reading and helping others. In addition to her parents, Myrtle was also preceded in death by her husband, James Hazel Moore, a son, Randy Moore, 3 daughters, Faye and Lucille Moore and infant Moore, a sister Dorothy G. Baskins, and by 2 brothers, Bradley and Carl Grooms.

Survivors include Daughter: Dianne M. (Edward) Brock of Cheraw, SC; Daughter-in-law: Cynthia B. Moore of Cheraw, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Johnny (Melissa) Brock, Ken (Heather) Brock, Shannon M .(Ashley) Phillips, and Randy Moore, Jr.; 5 Great Grandchildren:  Kaelyn, Kendall, and Trey Brock and Katie and Jeremy Phillips; 1 Brother: L.P. (Gladys) Grooms of Patrick, SC; Also Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC, 29709 or to Westfield Creek Baptist Church.

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

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Margie Ann Donahue Bradshaw

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Margie Ann Donahue Bradshaw, age 67, died Saturday, August 2, 2014, at her home.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, August 4, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Ms. Bradshaw was born October 27, 1946, in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Carson and Beulah Oliver Donahue. She was a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing Co. and a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Margie enjoyed yard sales, going out to eat, hummingbirds, wind chimes, and being a grandmother. In addition to her parents, Margie was also preceded in death by her companion, Randy Sellers, and by a sister, Jean D. Gulledge.

Survivors include Son: Wayne Melton of Chesterfield, SC; 3 Grandchildren: Aiden Melton of Chesterfield, SC, Trenton Melton of Hartsville, SC, and Taylor Melton of Clemson, SC; Brother: Jerry (Faye) Donahue of Ruby, SC; and 2 Sisters: Mazie (Billy) Adams of Mt. Croghan, SC and Jan (Bill) Andrews of .Darlington, SC

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

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Nicole Sellers McGee

ELLERBE, NC - Mrs. Nicole Sellers McGee, age 41, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC, with Military Honors.

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Saturday, August 9, 2014, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. McGee was born September 9, 1972, in Monroe, NC a daughter of Joanne Kearns Burgess and Ronald Preston Sellers. She was a 1990 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Nicole was a secretary with the family business Shade Trends. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, camping, hiking, and spending time with her family. Nicole was preceded in death by her grandparents Otis and Helen Sellers, and Jay and Estelle Kearns.

Survivors include Husband: Steven Charles McGee of the home; 1 Son: Preston Wayne McGee of the home; Parents: Joanne K. Burgess of Pageland, SC and Ronald “Ronnie” Preston Sellers of Cheraw, SC; and 2 Brothers: John Walter (Rita) Burgess of Pageland, SC and William Casey Sellers of Cheraw, SC.

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

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Willie Alvin Smith

WALLACE - Willie Alvin Smith, 73, died Saturday, August 2, 2014. Born in Moore County, NC he was a son of the late Luther Bryant Smith and Polly Cox Moore. He was the retired owner (35+ years) of Piedmont Welders of Wallace, SC. He had 35 welding certifications. He had worked in most of the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Surviving is his wife, Pam Alexander Smith of the home, a son, Ken Smith of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Tammie Smith of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Bryant (Peggy) Smith of Cheraw, SC, Gene (Norma) Smith of Farmville, NC, a sister, Carolyn (Roger) Gallagher of Wallace, SC, two grandchildren, also, numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother Frankie Smith and Harley Jackson “Jack” Rushing, Sr. who was as close as a brother, and best friend, for over 40+ years. 

A visitation was held 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Old Saint David’s Cemetery.

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

Visit kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence.

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Nancy Overton Clover

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nancy Overton Clover, 79 of Charlotte NC passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 30th  at Wilora  Lake Healthcare Center. She was born to Nathan Frank Overton and Louise Tate Overton in Sumter SC on September 9th  1934.

Nancy is survived by her children, John Howard Bennett 4th, (Carolyn), Andrew Overton Bennett, (Tracie), and Nancy Bennett Jolly, (Allan), grandchildren: Maxium, Anton, William and Sarah, a sister Lou Overton Hendley, (Tom), of Cheraw SC, and many nieces and nephews.

Per Nancy’s wishes, there will not be a service. The Family would like to thank Hospice of Charlotte for the excellent care of our Mother over these past two years. Carolina Funeral & Cremation was entrusted with the service. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinafuneral.com

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Allen Fred Driggers 

WALLACE – Allen Fred Driggers, 70, passed away peacefully to his heavenly home on July 31, 2014 after a courageous 15 month battle with Myelodysplasia and Leukemia. He was the son of the late Fred Harden Driggers and Meater Kelly Driggers.

Mr. Driggers retired from Stanley Tools after 27 years of service. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church and had served as a Trustee. He was a sports fan and enjoyed watching ballgames and races. He was an excellent fisherman and that was a favorite past time for him. He also enjoyed having a vegetable garden and sharing it with friends.

Home and family were most important to him. He was a devoted husband, wonderful father, and outstanding “PA”.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years and 9 months, Patsy Kimrey Driggers of the home, a daughter, Myra Driggers Levine &son-in-law, Bobby, a grandson, Austin Smith, a step-grandson, Brad Levine, a sister, Bessie Mae Teal & brother-in-law, James.

Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

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

Memorials to: Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 3638 Marion Drive, Wallace SC 29596 or American Red Cross, Pee Dee Chapter, 1601A West Lucas Street, Florence, SC 29501.

Visit kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence.

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Sharon Ann Hammond

CHESTERFIELD - Miss Sharon Ann Hammond, age 63, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Friday, August 1, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Friday, August 1, 2014 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Sherry was born March 21, 1951 in Wadesboro, NC, the daughter of the late William Jackson Hammond, Sr. and Lina Mildred Bacot Hammond. She was a 1969 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a 1973 graduate of Winthrop University, where she was a graduate assistant and taught freshman history. She taught special education at Chesterfield High School and had a long career with the SC Department of Social Services, working with Child Protective Services and Adult Services. She was a licensed SC Social Worker and retired in 2003. Sherry was a life long member of Chesterfield Baptist Church.

Sherry was an avid sports fan, and especially liked the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Chesterfield High School Rams. She enjoyed golf and fishing. Sherry loved both reading and music, and had an extensive collection of books, albums, and CDs. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her great friends.

Survivors include 2 Brothers: Jackie (Luann) Hammond of Chesterfield, SC and Rick (Lobie) Hammond of Cheraw, SC; Nieces: Rachel (Clint) Gulledge and Hannah King of Chesterfield, SC; Nephews: Travis (Frannie) Hammond of Columbia, SC and David (Shelly) Morgan of Cheraw, SC; Great Nephews: James Gulledge and Kolin Campbell; and Great Nieces: Allie Vaughn and Mary Catherine Hammond.

Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709, Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC, or to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207, East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC  29709.

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

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Lera Ballard King

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Lera Ballard King, age 87, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, July 28, 2014 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. King was born August 24, 1926 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Clarence Frank and Vera Virginia Davidson Ballard. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School. Lera was a homemaker and a retired lunchroom manager at Chesterfield Middle School with 20 years of service. She was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Ladies Bible Class, and sent weekly bulletins to all the shut-ins. Lera enjoyed cooking, mowing grass, and taking care of all her family. In addition to her parents, Lera was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Floyd King; three sisters, Vera White, Jackie Thrush, Omogene Eargle; and two half-sisters; Debra Ballard and Laura Sheppard.

Survivors include Children: Lula K. Barrs of Indian Trail, NC, Virginia K. (Danny) Russell of Matthews, NC, Terry F. (Karen) King of Indian Trail, NC, Jerry R. (Jeanie) King of Chesterfield, SC and Donna K. (Lynn) Gooden of Patrick, SC; Grandchildren: Angie (Tim) Burch, Teresa (Chris) Blanton, Rodney (Jill) Russell, Ryan Russell, Matt and Kameron King, Chance King, (Brittany Martin), Ben and Kelley King, Dustin Gooden (Laura Cutchin) and Casey Gooden (Spencer McLeod); Also 10 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great, Great Grandchild; 2 Sisters:  Virginia King and Ruby Smith both of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Half-brothers: C. F. Ballard of Burlington, NC and Tommy Ballard of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Half-sister: Martha Benenhaley of Mint Hill, NC; Caregivers: Sandra Bennett, Melanie Griffith, Sherry Hinson, Moe Zwiefka, Kaye Wallace, Eleanor Webb, and Joy Oliver.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 93, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

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

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William Walter King Jr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. William Walter King, Jr., age 77, died Thursday, July 24, 2014.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mr. King was born July 3, 1937 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late William Walter King, Sr. and Ella Rivers King. He was a 1955 graduate of Chesterfield High School, and a  1959 graduate of USC, where he received his BA degree in education. Walter was a retired school administrator with 32 years of service in Public Education in S.C. Walter was a former assistant principal for 12 years and worked for 20 years with the federal program including 15 years with the SC Department of Education. Following his retirement, Walter worked as store manager with B.C. Moore’s and Goodys. Mr. King was a member of ShilohUnited Methodist Church and a former member of Chesterfield Baptist Church, where he served as deacon, and taught Sunday school for 50 years. In addition to his parents, Walter was also preceded in death by his brother, Frankie King.

Survivors include Nephew: Jason (Charlotte) King of Chesterfield, SC; Great Niece: Gracie King, and Great Nephew, Jake King of Chesterfield, SC; and Sister-in-law: Martha Griggs King of Chesterfield, SC.

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

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

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Maggie Ann Tjaden

HARTSVILLE - A celebration of Life for Maggie Ann Tjaden, age 78 who went to her Heavenly Home peacefully surrounded by her family, will be held Tuesday at 4:00 at the Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Jeff Williams and Rev. Ernest Winburn will officiate. Burial will be in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville. Visitation will be Monday 5-7 pm at the Funeral Home. Mrs. Tjaden was born in Hartsville a daughter of the late James Fuller & Fannie Mae Lunsford Griggs. She was a Life Long member of Cedar Creek Baptist church, a member of the choir and a member of the Merridian Sunday School Class. Surviving are her husband, Darwin Robert Tjaden, Cheraw; two daughters, Donna (Hal) Baldwin, Hartsville and Tena (Tommy) Jordan, Greenwood; four brothers, Bobby Gene (Evelyn) Griggs, Rock Hill, Wilson (Carolyn) Griggs,  Bud (Linda) Griggs and Ronnie (Diane) Griggs, all of Hartsville; two sisters, Billie Stoudemire and Patsy Griggs, both of Hartsville; five grandchildren, Thomas (Cara) Jordan, Tanner (Catherine) Jordan, Taylor Jordan, Maggie & Melli Baldwin and many extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Lou Tolson Howle. Memorials may be made to the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 1635 Cedar Creek Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

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Grady Brown Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

Visit kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence.

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Shirley M. Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lillie Sullivan Mangum

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

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

Visitation  immediately followed the committal service in Zion Hall.

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

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

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

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Lawrence Esco Middlebrooks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Roger Hallenbeck Buccolo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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James F. 'Sonny' Cato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sadie Melton Clark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tyrone Clark

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

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Rosa Mae Craft

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mary McDonald Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online condolences can be given atwww.bpafuneralhome.com.

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Brenda King Quick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Elizabeth Highsmith Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fred Garland Canipe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Laimon Carter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Morris Funeral Cottage was in charge of arrangements.

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Genola 'Jenny' Eddins Gaddy

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

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

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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

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

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

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

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

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Dana Curtis McLaurin

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

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

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

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

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

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Evelyn Melton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Juliette Ross Pleasant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mabel Brown Seel

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

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

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

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

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

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Audrey Carter Threadgill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Barbara Westre Anderson

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

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

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

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

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

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Donald J. Baker Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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Alan Davis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Christopher 'Chris' Melton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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William D. Sellers Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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James Daniel 'Jimmy' Watkins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kenneth 'Zeke' Clifton Alford

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

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

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

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

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Nora Gulledge Crowley

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

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

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

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

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

Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com

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Trace MacPherson Shipley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ronald Edward Chapman

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

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

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

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

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

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Robert Lazell Douglas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Furman Norris Gaddy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wilma Atlas Tucker Loflin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kimberlee White Polson

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

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

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

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

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Willie Lee Roscoe

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

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

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

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

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

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Norbert Ernst Kaltwang     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Edmond Knight

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

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

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

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

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

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Ruth Smith McLeod

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to her church.

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Brenda Joyce Haithcock Starling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Eddie B Tucker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

John Russell McLain

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

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

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

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

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

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Betty Davis Evans

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

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

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

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

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

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Bobby Lewis Sweatt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit kiserfuneralhome.com to send an e-condolence.

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Wilson Clinton Burr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gerald Ray Chapman, Sr.

May 28, 1926– April 19, 2014

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

In addition to his parents and grandparents listed above, Mr. Chapman was predeceased by his brothers John Clifton Chapman (died September 1988); Willie Russell “Ruck” Chapman (died 1978); Thomas J. Chapman (died March 1917); Rufus Julian Chapman (died March 1917); James Thomas “Hammet” Chapman (died February 1989);