June 9, 2021

Bernice Hanna Chapman

RUBY – Bernice Hanna Chapman, 66, died Friday, May 21, 2021. A memorial service was held Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 11AM from the Second Chane Ministries Outreach, Chesterfield, SC. She was born July 12, 1954, in Chesterfield, SC to the late Audrey Little Hanna and Duncan Hanna, Sr. Survivors: children, Lisa Chapman and Stephon Chapman both of Ruby SC; grandsons, Xavier (Zay) Chapman and Tyrif “Ty” Chapman both of Ruby, SC; siblings, Tammy Freeman of Monroe, NC, Arletha Hanna of Ruby, SC, Jimmy Lee Hanna of Pageland, SC and Benjamin Hanna of Chesterfield, SC.  Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. E-condolences may be sent to the family at www.flemmingfunerals.com.

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Betty E. Crutchfield

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Betty E. Crutchfield, age 79, entered into rest on Friday, June 4, 2021 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 4:00 PM Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Friendship United Methodist Church by Pastor Charles Teal and Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends following the service at the church.

Mrs. Crutchfield was born March 13, 1942 in La Crosse, VA a daughter of the late Shirley and Annie Hightower Ezell. She was a dental assistant with Dr. Funderburk Dentistry for over 45 years. Following Dr. Funderburk’s retirement, they both went to work practicing dentistry at Evans Correctional Institution in Bennettsville, until their final retirement. Betty was a faithful member of Friendship United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working in her beautiful flower gardens in her yard, reading, and spoiling her grandchildren. Betty’s favorite holiday was Christmas, and she enjoyed decorating, celebrating, and hosting family get togethers.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Crutchfield was also preceded in death by her sisters, Evelyn Bowers, and Janet Corum.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 61 years, Don Crutchfield of the home; daughters, Leslee (Alan) Knight of Columbia, SC, and Tonya (Todd) Whitaker of Kannapolis, NC; grandchildren, Hannah (Nick) Mock, Courtney Griggs, and Andrew (Sophie) Whitaker; great grandson, Nash Mock; siblings, Janice Evans of La Crosse, VA, Steve (Allison) Ezell of Concord, NC, and Junior (Pat) Ezell of Charlotte, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Friendship UMC Church, P.O. Box 62, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501.

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

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Elliott Albright Hardison

Mr. Elliott Albright Hardison, 74, passed away with a calming peace with his family at his side on Friday, May 28, 2021. Mr. Hardison was a devout Christian of strong faith and practice, a trustworthy and faithful friend whose most important desire in life was to be a good father and provider to his family.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2:00pm, Saturday, June 5th at the cemetery of Bethel United Methodist Church at 3475 Gatewood Station Road in Wadesboro, NC (Hwy. 742 S., 5 miles south of Wadesboro, crossroads of 742 and Bethel Road) with Rev. Todd McSwain officiating. The family greeted friends following the service at the Bethel Church Community Center.

Elliott was born October 3, 1946 in Anson County, NC and was a son of the late R.B. Hardison, II and the late Josie Iris Lawson Hardison.

Elliott was a student in the Morven schools and graduate of Wadesboro High School where he was an Honorary Page in the North Carolina House of Representatives during Session 1963 during the Governor Luther Hodges Administration. Elliott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Pembroke State University and pursued a graduate degree in counseling from Appalachian State University.

A proud volunteer in 1966, Elliott was a veteran of the U.S Marine Corps serving as Lance Corporal in Platoon 215 at Parris Island where he earned the National Defense Service Medal and Rifle Marksman Badge.

After years of experience in the textile and manufacturing industries, Elliott worked at Duff-Norton in Charlotte as Labor Relations and Personnel Manager from 1978 – 1985. He owned and operated a successful travel agency for 25 years which afforded him the opportunity to travel and make lasting relationships along the way. Beginning in 2002, Elliott worked for Homeland Security as a Behavioral Detection Officer for 12 years from which he retired. Upon retirement, he continued to be active with college and professional sports teams and NASCAR to assist with transportation security.

He is survived by daughter Jennifer Dianne Hardison of Fort Mill, South Carolina, son Andrew Elliott Hardison and daughter-in-law Stephany Melton Hardison of Aiken, South Carolina, former wife, Dianne Baucom Hardison of Rock Hill, South Carolina, sister Josie Iris Hardison Wilbanks of Lavonia, Georgia, brother Lawson Hardison and sister-in-law Joy Hardison of Chesterfield, South Carolina, and several beloved nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Elliott was preceded in death by his youngest son Brandon Lewis Hardison and brother, R.B. Hardison, III.

A talented gardener with a natural green thumb, Elliott inherited from his grandmother a gift for healing and growing all that he planted. He was recently described as one in a million and the best friend one could ever have. Elliott was a humble gentleman who lived daily by honor, sacrifice, and compassion and was a generous, selfless, loving father devoted to his family.

Memorials can be made to The Humane Society of York County, Anson County Partnership for Children or a charity of your choice.

The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com

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John Nelson ‘Wishbone’ Jenkins

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. John Nelson “Wishbone” Jenkins, age 65, entered into rest on Sunday, May 30, 2021. A time of remembrance and sharing of memories was held on Thursday, June 3, 2021 between the hours of 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Jenkins was born December 24, 1955 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Carroll G. Jenkins, Sr. and Verdie Faye Stroud Huggins. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, Class of 1974, where he enjoyed playing football and baseball. Mr. Jenkins was a former employee of Cheraw Dyeing & Finishing. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church and the Sons of Confederacy. He was an avid Clemson Tiger fan and enjoyed collecting baseball cards, and watching NASCAR.

Survivors include his brothers, Carroll G. “Sonny” (Margaret) Jenkins, Jr. of Elliston, MT, and James A. “Jimmy” (Cheryl) Jenkins of Moncks Corner, SC; nephews, Brian (Helen) Jenkins, and Dillon (Megan) Jenkins; special friends, Dawn C. Hardee, and Shirlean Lisenby Streater; numerous cousins including Mary Smith, and A.D. Jordan; and his beloved cat, “Zack.”

Memorials may be made to Rheumatology Research Foundation, 2200 Lake Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30319 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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

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Jackie Adams McDougald

CHERAW – Mrs. Jackie Adams McDougald, 88, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Born, January 22, 1933 in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Adams and the late Juanita Grant Adams. Jackie was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. She worked for Delta in Cheraw for many years as an administrative assistant, leaving there to devote her time to taking care of her children and family as they were her main priority in life. In later years, she was the manager of the Cheraw Theatre for several years. Jackie loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, who were the loves of her life, and she also loved watching the Atlanta Braves play baseball. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, and growing and caring for her house plants.

Along with her parents, listed above, Jackie was preceded in death by a daughter, Jackie “Chris” McDougald Bailey; and a sister, Kathryn Adams Kimrey.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Richard McDougald of Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Kathy McDougald Johnson and her husband, Michael Ross Johnson of Cheraw, SC; and grandchildren, Brandon M. McDougald and Jack W. Johnson both of Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Saint David’s Church in Cheraw. Burial followed at Saint David’s Cemetery in Cheraw. The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.

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

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Curtis Leroy Davis Robinson

PAGELAND – Curtis Leroy Davis Robinson, 80, died Sunday, May 16, 2021. Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 11AM from the Crossroad Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Kershaw, SC. He was born November 1, 1940, in Lancaster County, SC to the late Early and Flonnie Sowell Robinson. Survivors: children, Daron Robinson (Cheryl), Pageland, SC, Ruthie Parks (Derrick), Charlotte, NC, Cynthia Baker (Anthony), Charlotte, NC and Aretha Robinson (Robert), High Point, NC; twelve grandchildren, Morgan, Jordan, Mayah, Dorian, Isaiah, Breana, Jassiah, Marcus, Mariah, Joshua, Destiny and Jeremiah; one great-grand, Cameron; siblings, Earlie Robinson Jr. (Loise), Chesapeake, VA, Dr. Waldo Robinson (Jean), Hazel Robinson, Elmore Robinson (Susie), Hiawatha Robinson, all of Jefferson, SC, and Rudene Felton, Englewood, NJ. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. E-condolences may be sent to the family at www.flemmingfunerals.com.

 

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Jennifer ‘Jenny’ Nicole Smith

SIMPSONVILLE/CHERAW

Jennifer “Jenny” Nicole Smith, 33, died Sunday, May 30, in Simpsonville, SC. Born in Florence, SC, she was a daughter of Mike (Jennie) Smith of Cheraw, SC and Elizabeth Craft Smith of Simpsonville, SC. Jenny has gained her heavenly wings. She was infectiously happy and knew she was loved unconditionally. There is no doubt she is in heaven praising Jesus and running free with her Grandma Rosa. Known for her million-dollar smile, Jenny found laughter and joy in everything and never hesitated to offer her love and acceptance to everyone.

Surviving are her mother and father listed above, sisters, Julie Smith (Jon) Douglas of Hanahan, SC and Ashley Smith (Kyle) Sink of Simpsonville, SC, and nephew, Andrew Christian Sink of Simpsonville, SC. Also, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her loving maternal grandmother, Rosa Mae Matheson Craft, and maternal grandfather, Robert Lee Craft, and paternal grandparents Chauncey and Dodie Smith.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: CHESCO Services, PO Box 151, Chesterfield SC, 29709; Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886; or MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund, 59 Bee Street, MSC 201, Charleston, SC 29425.

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Gladys Crawford Streater

PAGELAND – Gladys Crawford Streater, 85, died Monday, May 24, 2021. A memorial service was held Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 11AM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC. She was born February 3, 1936, in Mt. Holly, NJ to the late Sherman J. Henson and Glennie Crawford Henson. Survivors: a daughter, Semariah Lewis of Pageland, SC; siblings, Beatrice Jenkins Mathes, Newville, AL and Sherman Henson (Charlesetta) of San Antonio, TX; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. E-condolences may be sent to the family at www.flemmingfunerals.com.

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Oskar Wetternek

CHERAW – Mr. Oskar Wetternek, age 67, entered into rest on Friday, June 4, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. The family invites you to an informal drop-in on Friday, June 11, 2021 between the hours of 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at The Bistro on 2nd, 168 2nd Street, Cheraw, SC as they celebrate Mr. Wetternek’s life in true “Oskar Style.”

Mr. Wetternek was born March 5, 1954 in Steierdorf – Anina, Romania a son of the late Karl and Maria Troger Wetternek. Oskar moved to Herzogenaurach, Germany in 1972 and lived there until 1978, when he came to Cheraw, SC to work with INA Bearing. Oskar later retired with over 30 years of service. He had a passion for cooking and entertaining that led to him opening Oskar’s Restaurant & Bar in 2001. A man with a heart to always help others, Mr. Wetternek was very instrumental in bringing organized soccer to Cheraw, SC. In recognition of his years of dedication to the area youth in organizing and coaching soccer, he was awarded the Jimmy Duffy Volunteer of the Year award in 2013. He also had a love for music and enjoyed playing the drums with friends. Oskar was a true people person who loved his family deeply and was a friend to all.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Becky A. Wetternek of the home; children, Markus (Alina) Wetternek of Nonnenweier, Germany, Nadia Harris of Cheraw, SC, Nicole (Steve) Ferroni of Charleston, SC, Maggie (Josh) Lloyd of Cheraw, SC, Victoria (Slade) Avent of Bennettsville, SC, Elizabeth Wetternek, and Sofie Wetternek both of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Mia, Raul, Maylen, Campbell, Nixon, Warren, Elliot, Boone, Bentley, and one soon to be arriving.

Oskar was the only child in his family, but was blessed with numerous cousins (who were close to him as siblings) that live in Germany; and his son of the heart, Lawrence Costea of Fort Mill, SC.

The family would like to acknowledge the extraordinary care provided to Mr. Wetternek and the family by the wonderful staff of McLeod Hospice.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence,South Carolina 29501 or to Cheraw High School Soccer, 649 Chesterfield Highway, Cheraw, SC 29520.

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

 

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