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Obituaries April 14, 2021

Manfred H. Kollitz

CHERAW – Manfred H. Kollitz, 81, died on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Born in Graslitz, Sudetenland (formerly Germany) on October 8, 1939, he was the son of the late Franz Xavier Kollitz and Martha Maria Heidrich Kollitz. Mr. Kollitz graduated from the College of Economy and Technology in Erlangen, Germany. Subsequently he received extensive training in different phases of manufacturing with Schaeffler in Germany. In 1964 he transferred to Cheraw to help with the start-up of INA Plant #1. After working in various managerial positions, he retired from Schaeffler after 43 years of service, and went on to work at Lowes for 11 years. He attended First United Methodist Cheraw, SC and was a member of the Men’s Sunday School Class. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, and history. He loved spending time with family, grandchildren and his beloved wife of 53 years.

Surviving is his wife, Henrietta Malloy Hook Kollitz of Cheraw, SC; sons, Mark (Christy) Kollitz of Kirkwood, MO, and Jeff (Erika) Kollitz of Cheraw, SC; a sister, Herta Korb of Stuttgart, Germany; grandchildren, Julia, Andrew, Gretchen, and Kate Wilson; niece, Lilo Benya and nephew, Ulrich Korb both of Stuttgart, Germany; sister-in-law, Elisabeth Hook Cullinan, nieces, Kathryn Cullinan and Caroline Rabren; and nephews, Shawn and Andrew Cullinan.

A graveside service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.  The family received friends following the service at the cemetery.

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


Robert ‘Bobby’ Lee Oakley

MIDDENDORF – Mr. Robert “Bobby” Lee Oakley, age 86, entered into rest on Monday, February 22, 2021. Graveside services were held at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens by Pastor Don Rhyne and Pastor Gary Compton. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery. The family will also hold a celebration of life gathering at a later date.

Mr. Oakley was born February 18, 1935 in Cheraw, SC a son of the late Arthur and Gladys Davidson Oakley. Bobby was a proud Army veteran who served in the Korean War and was a member of the Chesterfield American Legion Post 74. He was a barber at Stewart’s Barber Shop in Hartsville, SC for many years. He then worked as a longtime employee of PPM. He would later retire from H.B. Robinson unit 1 at the age of 77. Bobby loved to work in his garden where he grew beautiful flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Known for his beautiful gardens, he enjoyed giving away the fruits and vegetables he had grown with pride and joy. Whether he was driving his Kubota tractor or driving his golf cart around his beloved “plantation”, he would quickly stop to sit around and chat with his many friends that would stop by to say hey. Bobby’s greatest love was his family, whom he cherished and loved. Even with the great amount of love he had for everyone in his family, his grandson Brandon Lee was his entire world.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Oakley was also preceded in death by his brothers; David Oakley, and John Oakley; sisters, Jewel Freeman, Peggy Lyon, Bernice Rivers, Dorothy Oakley.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years Virginia Johnson Oakley of the home; daughter, Kathy Walters and her husband Wes Walters, whom Bobby loved like a son, of Middendorf, SC; grandson, Brandon Walters of Middendorf, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; special cousins, Helen Blanton of Society Hill, SC, Henry B. Moree of Sellers, SC; and his beloved feline companion, Bow.

The family would also like to express a big thank you to all of Bobby’s buddies and Middendorf Catoe brothers. He held a special place in his heart for each and every one of them.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home ( of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Oakley family.


Kimberly McDaniel Ousley

Kimberly McDaniel Ousley, 59, of Greenwood and Jefferson, died April 5, 2021.
Born in Monroe, NC, she was a daughter of Lawanna Diane Plyler Johnson. Kim was a graduate of Central High School and Florence Darlington Technical College, where she received her nursing degree. She was the owner of the Greenwood Recovery Center, where she was instrumental in the recovery of many women from alcohol and drug abuse. She loved crafting, painting, gardening, helping others and most importantly she loved being a mother and grandmother, “OO”. Kim was a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her mother of Jefferson; her daughters, Kinsey Vosler (Dane) of Tega Cay, Kelly Lewis (Chris) and Katie Ousley, both of Greenwood; her grandchildren, Helen, Judith, Margaret and Faye Vosler of Tega Cay, Cooper and Carson Lewis and Ruby Ousley, all of Greenwood; her sister, Karen Jordan and two nephews, Taylor Jordan (Amber) and Justin Jordan (Breyana), all of Jefferson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Ousley.
Two memorial services were planned. On Thursday, April 8, 2021, a memorial service was held at 2:00 pm at Jefferson United Methodist Church, 221 Main Street, Jefferson, SC 29718, with the Rev. David Christopher and the Rev. Bob Catoe officiating.
On Sunday, April 11, 2021, a memorial service was held at 2:00 pm at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel, 1025 Main Street South, Greenwood, SC with the Rev. Randy Ouzts officiating. This service was live streamed and available for viewing by visiting Kim’s life tribute page at, where you can leave messages for the family.
The family received friends following both services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greenwood Recovery Center, c/o Lawanna Johnson, PO Box 1, Jefferson, SC 29718.


Margaret Reynolds Riggins

Margaret Reynolds Riggins passed away on April 3, 2021 after an extended illness. Margaret was born in Wadesboro, North Carolina on October 15, 1933 to Eddie and Mildred Reynolds. On December 23, 1951, she married Carson “Doc” Riggins of Marshville, North Carolina. They were married for 62 years. Doc preceded her in death in 2013.

Margaret was a devoted mother to her two sons, Mack Riggins and Eddie Riggins. Shortly after Doc returned from military duty, they moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where they resided until Doc’s retirement in 1983. At that time, they moved “home” to Pageland, South Carolina.

Margaret was very active in Commonwealth Baptist Church in Charlotte. She was a woman with a strong faith in God and lived every day as a true servant of the Lord. After the move, she was happy to be a part of Philadelphia Baptist Church and Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

Margaret loved to cook, can and garden. She loved books and was an avid reader. She often reminisced about reading past her bedtime and getting in trouble. She adored her granddaughters and was so happy to have girls when they were each born.  She finally had a chance to buy frilly little girl’s clothes. She loved her grandson Sean very much and was very proud of his athletic and academic accomplishments.

Margaret was preceded in death by her sister Frances Reynolds Hawk and her brother Donald “Buck” Reynolds. She is survived by her son Mack Riggins and his wife Paula Terrell of Stanley, North Carolina and her son Eddie Riggins and his wife Dolores Riggins of Wake Forest, North Carolina. She is also survived by her granddaughter Katie Thomason and her husband, Bryant Thomason of Wilson, North Carolina, her granddaughter Sarah George and her husband Jason George of Wake Forest, North Carolina and grandson, Sean Terrell of Mebane, North Carolina. Margaret loved her two great-grandchildren, Caroline Hill George and Marshall Max Thomason. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

The family will hold a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 757 Liberty Hill Church Road, Pageland, South Carolina 29728.


William “Benny” Sellers

RUBY – Mr. William “Benny” Sellers, age 77, entered into rest on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock PM Friday, April 9, 2021 at Hopewell Baptist Church by Pastor Phil Wyatt with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2-3 PM prior to the service at the church.

Mr. Sellers was born January 5, 1944 in Chesterfield County, SC, a son of the late Duncan and Emma Leigh Tucker Sellers. He retired from the Chesterfield County bus shop where he was the Parts Manager for many years. A member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Mr. Sellers served in many positions over the years including deacon, choir member, and led the Social Committee with his loving wife. Benny enjoyed camping, traveling to the beach, and spending time with his friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Sellers was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Robert Mills.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Lois Mills Sellers; son, Jason (Mechelle) Sellers of Ruby, SC; nephew, Mike (Nicole) Mills of Ruby, SC; in addition to numerous cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church PO Box 66 Chesterfield, SC 29709.

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


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