Skip to content

Obituaries June 30, 2021

Samuel ‘Sam’ Gary Eubanks Sr.

CHERAW – Samuel “Sam” Gary Eubanks, Sr., 72, passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, surrounded by his family at his home.

Born, on December 23, 1948 in Aiken, SC, Sam was a graduate of Leavelle-McCampbell High School and received a degree in Marketing from the University of South Carolina.  He spent his career in textile management, working for Graniteville Company, Delta Mills, and Highland Industries. He also served 9 years in the United States Army Reserves.

One of Sam’s favorite things was being of service to his church.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, where he served as a trustee and a member of the Staff/Parish Relations Committee. His desire to provide a safe, happy place for the children of Cheraw while their parents worked led him to take on the role of chairman of the board of First Church Child Development Center.  The mission of giving back to the community in this way was dear to his heart, and he always enjoyed visiting with the children.

Sam thoroughly enjoyed his retirement, spending many days on his boat trying to catch “The Big One” on Lake Wateree with Gail (even though she usually caught the bigger ones), playing golf with his sons and his best friend, Ronnie Watts, and pulling for the Gamecocks in any sport they played.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Margaret Eubanks, of Warrenville, SC.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Gail Fulmer Eubanks; his sons, Gary (Colleen) of Hilton Head, Kevin (Kim) of Lexington, and Sean (Courtney) of Cheraw; his brother, Steve Eubanks of Windermere, FL; and his greatest joys, his grandchildren, Cameron, Katie, Emma Cate, Sophie, and Mollie.

The family will receive friends in the parlor of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw on Frida, June 25, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers, donations in Sam’s honor may be made to First Church Child Development Center, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Online condolences may be made at


Patricia ‘Patsy’ Anne Poole Keith

CHERAW – Mrs. Patricia “Patsy” Anne Poole Keith, 83, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021.  Born, April 4, 1938, in Asheboro, NC she was a daughter of the late Thelma Lee Moore Poole and the late Howard Y. Poole.  Mrs. Keith was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Cheraw and retired from the Social Security Administration.

Along with her parents, listed above Mrs. Keith was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Keith, and a brother, Edward Poole.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter, Deborah Leppard and husband Ben of Rock Hill, SC; a sister, Micki Lockey of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Ben Leppard, Jr. and Stephen Leppard; nieces and nephews, Paige Sartor, Edward Poole, Jr.; Hadley Poole, Emily Rudolph and Catherine Stilphen; and several great nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Cheraw.  Burial will follow at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.  A visitation will be held from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. just prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, C/O Carla Reid, 2525 West Market Street Ext., Cheraw, SC 29520.

Online condolences may be made at


Clifton Eugene Short

CHERAW – Clifton Eugene Short, 67, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 2PM from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Montrose Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. He was born in Cheraw, SC, December 30, 1953, to the late Fred Short and Reverend Rose Lee Short Pulliam. Survivors: three sisters: Doris S. Porter, Thelma (Wallace) Funderburk and Louester S. Hooks; a special friend, Joann Mason; five special sisters, Grayce Dixon, Mary R. Jackson, Daisy Eckels, Barbara E. Smith and Margaret Ford; eighteen nieces, four nephews, seventeen great nieces and nephews and a great-great niece. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. E-condolences may be sent to the family at



Leave a Comment