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February 17, 2021

Tammie Lynn Holloway

BENNETTSVILLE – Ms. Tammie Lynn Holloway, 53, died on Saturday, January 3, 2021. Born, February 2, 1967 in Union County, NC, she was a daughter of Frances Dean Knight Holloway and the late Boyd Lee Holloway.  Tammie worked as a manager in the retail industry, and loved her family dearly.

Tammie leaves behind to cherish her memory; sons, Christopher Holloway and Reggie Moore both of Bennettsville, SC; daughters, Tanasia Holloway of Bennettsville, SC and Jasmine Holloway of Temple Terrace, FL; her mother, Frances Holloway of Bennettsville, SC; brothers, Scott Holloway of Greensboro, NC and Terry Holloway of Bennettsville, SC; sisters, Lisa Starnes of Bennettsville, SC and Kristie Holloway of Pageland, SC; and five grandchildren.

A private service will be held at a later date.

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William ‘Bill’ Francis Johnson

William “Bill” Francis Johnson went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 26, 2021. Bill was born in Cheraw, South Carolina on June 28, 1936.  He was a graduate of Cheraw High School, Class of 1953 and served 4 years in the Air Force. Bill held two Masters Degrees in Business from Armstrong State University in Georgia.  He was a dedicated employee of Union Camp/International Paper for 43 years. Bill had a real passion for baseball. He was a minor league umpire for the Southern League and the Savannah Braves, the minor league team for the Atlanta Braves. He was also a Division 1 umpire for Georgia Southern, and LSU and for the regional tournaments for the SEC.

Bill had a heart to serve others. He faithfully volunteered for the AL ANON program in Spartanburg, and the Grief Share program which met at First Baptist Church, Spartanburg where He was a devoted member. He enjoyed participating in their many programs including the Young At Heart program. He also enjoyed attending prayer meetings and church services at Christ Lighthouse in Inman, SC.

Bill was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his son Rod and wife Diane, grandchildren Tara and Rick Pridgen, great grandsons Jaxon Pridgen and Samuel Coggins all of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and his brother Tommy and wife Mary Johnson of Cheraw, South Carolina. Bill was also a devoted and adoring husband to his beloved wife Bea Dillard Johnson and loved dearly by her family. Bill truly cherished his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them.

Bill had a zeal for life and never backed down from a challenge. He had many wonderful stories to share of a life fully lived. He was an amazing man who led an amazing life. He was taken from us too soon, but we find comfort in knowing we will one day be reunited with him in heaven. He was loved by many and will be profoundly missed.


Miranda Kay King

SOCIETY HILL – Mrs. Miranda Kay King, 31, died on Monday, February 8, 2021. Born, August 6, 1989 in Darlington, SC she was a daughter of Gerald Wayne Alfred and Karyn Delores Wallace Conklin and step-father, Norman Conklin.

Miranda was a devoted mother, who loved her family dearly. She also enjoyed crafting and taking care of others.

Miranda leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband, William F. King; sons, William F. King, Jr. and Lucas W. King; and a daughter, Ella R. King all of the home; her parents, Karyn Conklin (Norm) of Cheraw, SC and Gerald Alfred of Monroe, MI; sisters, Taylor Pierce of Myrtle Beach, SC and Marah Alfred currently stationed in Japan; maternal grandfather, Autrey  “Buck” Wallace of Cheraw, SC; paternal grandfather, Johnnie Alfred of Rockwood, MI; mother-in-law, Barbara King of Hartsville, SC; and sisters-in-law, Christy Keith and Jess O’Neill both of Hartsville, SC.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Calvary Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends prior to the service from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the church.

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Harold A. Lomas Jr.

CHERAW – Mr. Harold A. Lomas, Jr., 81, died on Monday, February 8, 2021. Born, December 16, 1939 in Columbia, SC he was a son of the late Harold A. Lomas, Sr. and Merna Lee Corley Lomas.

Mr. Lomas graduated high school from Eau Claire High School in Columbia, SC and earned an engineering degree from the University of South Carolina. He served his Country Proudly in the United States Air Force in France during the Berlin Crisis. He began his working career with the South Carolina Highway Department working with the Co-Op Program. Harold began working for Burlington Industries in 1965 as a trainee and moved up the corporate ladder until 1980 when Burlington became Highland/Takata Industries. He again moved up the corporate ladder with Highland/Takata becoming the Company’s Senior Vice President until his retirement in 2001.

Harold was very active in his community, being associated with many organizations. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, where he served in many capacities, including, a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and an active member of his men’s Sunday School Class. He was also a loyal supporter of his beloved church and loved his church family. Mr. Lomas was a Board Member of the Chesterfield General Hospital as well as the past President of the Cheraw Country Club and the Cheraw Jaycees. Mr. Lomas was an influential member on the Chesterfield County Economic Board and was named South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development in 1992 by Governor Beasley. He was named the 1998 Cheraw Citizen of the Year and was a member of the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce and the Cheraw Kiwanis Club. Mr. Lomas was a lead supporter in many projects, including, the expansion of Northeastern Technical College, the ATE-Industry Technician Training Program, the Development of Arrowhead Park, the Restoration of the Theatre on the Green, the Construction of the new Matheson Memorial Library, and the continued improvements at Cheraw Municipal Airport.

Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Lomas.

Mr. Lomas leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Mary M. Lomas; sons, Harold “Todd” Lomas (Teresa) of Huntersville, NC and Joe Lomas (Rhonda) of Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Suzanne Owens (Bill) of Cheraw, SC; brother, Troy Lomas (Marsha) of Blythewood, SC; a sister-in-law, Paulette Lomas of Blythewood, SC seven grandchildren, Brent Lomas (Courtney), Brandon Lomas (Journey), Kelby Lomas, Harold “Tanner” Lomas, Robert Owens, Ryan Owens and Shae Lomas; and four great-grandchildren, McKensley Lomas, Hunter Lomas, Salem Lomas and Bexley Lomas.

A memorial service for Mr. Lomas will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, Building Fund, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

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Jane Howle Mayhew

CHERAW – Mrs. Jane Howle Mayhew, 77, died on Monday, February 8, 2021.Born, November 27, 1943 in Darlington, SC, she was a daughter of the late J. Adger Howle, Sr. and Janie Jackson Howle.  Mrs. Mayhew was in the class of 1961 of St. John’s High School in Darlington, SC and she also graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1995 at the age of 52 from Coker College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Operations Management.

Mrs. Jane was a member of the First United Methodist Church Cheraw, SC where she was in the Women’s Circle. She was also a member of the Couples Club.  She worked at Highland Industries as a Product Development Designer Supervisor.  Jane enjoyed ancestry research, cooking, especially for the semi-annual BBQ where she made the cornbread and bake sale items.  She also enjoyed playing games and Facebook. Jane also loved spending time with her family.

Along with her parents listed above, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost 47 years, R.E. Mayhew, Jr.; a stepson, Jackie Mayhew; brothers, J. Adger (Tootsie) Howle, Jr., and Walter Wilcox (JoAnne) Howle;a sister, Virginia H. (Marshall) Coleman; and a step-granddaughter, Rebecca Mayhew Cassidy

She is survived by her daughter, Wendy Mayhew (Michelle Meteraud) of Charleston, SC; a stepdaughter, Joan Mayhew Easterling of Cheraw, SC; a step-granddaughter, Crystal Mayhew McQuage (Jason); and one step-great-grandchild, Jonathan Cassidy.

A graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Systems Atrophy Coalition, 7918 Jones Branch Drive #300, McLean, VA 22102; or to the Roper Hospice Cottage 676 Wando Park Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

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