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Obituaries June 23, 2021

Penny Lou Caulder Dixon

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Penny Lou Caulder Dixon, age 58, entered into rest on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips, Reverend Jackie Hinson, Phillip Caulder, Jr., and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Friday, June 18, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dixon was born November 12, 1962 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Phillip Caston “P.C.” Caulder, Sr. and Betty Lou Brown Caulder. She was a 1981 graduate of Chesterfield High School and received her associate’s degree in Secretarial Science from Chesterfield – Marlboro Technical College in 1983. Penny was member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where she served as former church secretary and Sunday school teacher. She was a former office manager with Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home with over 18 years of service and a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing. A lady with a larger-than-life personality, Penny was a true people person who never met a stranger and always had a smile. To know her was to love her.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dixon was also preceded in death by a sister, Pat Caulder Thompson; and her beloved “Pa -T,” Thomas H. Davis.

Survivors include her devoted husband of 38 years and love of her life, Cotton Dixon of the home; son, Richie (Kimberly) Dixon of Camden, SC; brother, Phillip C. (Yetive) Caulder, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Sissy (Harold) Adams of Chesterfield, SC, and Peggy (Rev. Howard) Harding of Laurinburg, NC; daughters of the heart, Teresa “T.C.” Gaskins, Blair (Brian) Waters and their children, Wren, Charlie, and Cal; brother of the heart, Tommy (Shirley) Davis of Ruby, SC; sister of the heart, Tillie (Richard) Scott of Patrick SC; brothers-in-law, Terry Thompson of Florence, SC, Randy Dixon of Patrick, SC, and Gene (Katie) Dixon of Jefferson, SC; sister-in-law, Missy Shaw of Shallotte, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, (Debt Retirement Fund) 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

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


Rachel Leigh Hammond Gulledge

HARTSVILLE – Rachel Leigh Hammond Gulledge entered into rest on June 15, 2021. A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, June 23rd at 11:00 in the Chesterfield Baptist Church sanctuary. Rachel will be interred at a later date in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends and family before and after the service, and at other times at the home of Jack and Luann Hammond on East Main Street, Chesterfield.

Rachel was born on December 31, 1981, in Greenwood, SC, to Jack Hammond, Jr., and Lynn Purdum Williams. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, class of 2000, and was a licensed massage therapist. She is remembered by her clients for her healing hands. She is remembered by her family and friends for her love, her beautiful smile, and her bright disposition. Rachel was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church and attended Faith Baptist Church in Hartsville, SC, for many years where her father-in-law is the pastor.

Survivors include her children, Allison Noelle Vaughn of Chesterfield, and James Thomas Gulledge of Hartsville; husband, Clint Gulledge of Hartsville SC; parents, Lynn Purdum (Doug) Williams of Frederick MD, and Jack (Luann) Hammond Jr, of Chesterfield SC; siblings, Travis Hammond of Columbia SC, and Hannah (Matthew) King of Chesterfield; niece, Mary Catherine Hammond of Columbia, and nephew, Kolin Campbell of Chesterfield; sister-in-law, Beth Gulledge.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Fannie Knight Scholarship fund at Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 East Main St. Chesterfield SC 29709, or the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home at 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield SC 29709.

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


Sandra Elaine Wallace Hall

Sandra Elaine Wallace Hall, age 69, entered into rest on Thursday, June 17, 2021, with her family by her side. Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Friday, July 2, 2021, at Zoar United Methodist Church (2842 Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC 29520) by Pastor Billy Jack Johnson, with remarks by family friend, Mark Farrar. A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00 PM Friday, July 2, 2021, at Wallace Farm (1251 Shiloh Acres Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709).

Sandra was born December 15, 1951, in Chesterfield, SC, the daughter of the late Dozier and Foye Wallace. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, attended Wingate College, and received her bachelor’s degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University. In 1984, Sandra started Sandra W. Hall Photography, specializing in equestrian events across the country. She involved her whole family and passed down her passion for horses. Her efforts not only helped the industry over the years but her example of tireless enthusiasm and positivity for the horses and people she loved will be remembered by all.

Her love for the horses, coupled with her involvement with the United Professional Horseman’s Association (UPHA) and the American Saddlebred Association of the Carolinas (ASAC), reaches back many years. She was inducted into the 2016 UPHA Carolina’s Saddlehorse Hall of Fame and received ASAC’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Sandra was a lifetime member of Zoar UMC where she served on the Outreach Committee and was a member of United Methodist Women. Sandra had a true servant’s heart, always giving and expected nothing in return. She was dedicated, outgoing, and approached life with a smile. Her legacy will live on, not only through the selfless example she set but also through the memories she captured in millions of photographs.

“Well done good and faithful servant…come and share your Master’s happiness.”

Matthew 25:23

In addition to her parents, Sandra was also preceded in death by her brother, Dozier Franklyn (Frankie) Wallace, Jr.

Survivors include her devoted husband of 43 years, Kenneth (Keith) Hall, Jr.; daughter, Erin (John) Fann; son, Wes (Jill) Hall; grandchildren Berkeley Fann, Grady and Hunter Hall.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship has been set up in her name with the United Professional Horseman’s Association (UPHA). She was devoted to promoting the future of the American Saddlebred through young equestrians.

To donate online, go to and click Donate Now button.

To donate by mail, UPHA Foundation, Inc., 4059 Iron Works Parkway, STE 2,

Lexington, KY 40511. Memo: UPHA Sandra Hall Scholarship Program

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


Betty Lou McPherson

CHERAW – Ms. Betty Lou McPherson, 80, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2021.  Born, April 14, 1941, in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Daniel J. McPherson, Jr. and the late Lula Beatrice Moore McPherson. She lived with her parents until their death in 1988, after that time she was a resident at The Cheraw Manor, CHESCO Home, and Cheraw Health Care.

Betty Lou leaves behind to cherish her memory, her brother, Daniel J. McPherson, III of Spartanburg, SC; her sister, Eugenia M. Hilliard of Cheraw, SC; nieces Melanie Quick, Chris Morris, and Jennifer Harris, nephews Craig Hilliard, and David McPherson.

A funeral service was held at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC at 2 PM Sunday, June 20, 2021. Burial was at Old Saint David’s Cemetery in Cheraw, SC following the service. The family received friends following the service at the cemetery. Rev. Dr. Steve West, officiant.

Memorials to: CHESCO Services, PO Box 151, Chesterfield SC, 29709 or Westside Baptist Church, 105 Claremont St, Cheraw, SC 29520

The McPherson Family has entrusted Kiser Funeral Home to serve them in their time of bereavement.

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