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January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021

Peter ‘Pete’ William Baker

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

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

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

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

A graveside service was held 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Old Saint David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.

The family received friends following the service.

Memorials to: CHESCO Services Administrative Office, PO Box 151, 1224 East Boulevard, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or the charity of your choice.

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Tony Douglas Boatwright Sr.

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

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

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

The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Friday, January 8, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A memorial service was held 4:00 PM, Friday, January 8, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

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Henry Williamson Brasington Sr.

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

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

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

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

Memorials to: The Berean Sunday School Class, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC, 29520 or the Ramp Ministry of Cheraw First Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC, 29520.

The family received friends following the service.

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Albert James Lowery

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


Vanessa Diane Maynor

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

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

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

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

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Bennettsville, SC.


CHERAW – Wilbert S. Motley

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

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

Motley served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954 attaining the rank of Airman First Class. He was stationed in Alaska during the Korean War before the territory became a state. The Senior Crypto Operator was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

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

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

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

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

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

Services were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage and St. Joseph’s Cemetery of Cheraw.


James Franklin Teal

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

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

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

A memorial service was held 2:00 PM, Friday, January 8, 2021 at Maranatha Family Center, Cheraw, SC.

The family received friends Friday, January 8, 2021 at Maranatha Family Center after the memorial service.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

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