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Obituaries July 7, 2021

Betty Lula Atkinson

MYRTLE BEACH – Betty Lula Atkinson, 92, died Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Angel Oak Nursing and Rehab.

She was born May 6, 1929 in Mt. Croghan, SC. She was a daughter of the late Ross Guin and Mildred Baker Atkinson. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ross Guin Atkinson, Jr. and Wilson Kay Atkinson.

Miss Atkinson moved to Cheraw, SC when she was 12 years old and lived there until she moved to Angel Oak Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a retired Secretary/Bookkeeper. She attended Faith Presbyterian Church in Cheraw.

She is survived by: one sister, Janie Atkinson Shaw of Myrtle Beach, SC; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside service were held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

McMillan-Small Funeral Home, Myrtle Beach, SC is serving the Atkinson family.

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Linda Ann Morgan Campbell

CHERAW – Mrs. Linda Ann Morgan Campbell, 67, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Born, July 1, 1953 in Darlington County, SC she was a daughter of the late Harold Atkinson and the late Yvonne Ann Perdue McCray. Ann was a simple woman that loved spending time with her family, especially her grandson, Mason. She loved to listen to music, cook out with friends and family, going to the beach and just sitting around outside. Most of all she loved watching her Westerns, especially Gun Smoke and The Virginian.

Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Atkinson; and sisters, Judy Assef and Tammy Lowe.

Ann leaves behind to cherish her memory, a brother, Clint Joyner of Cheraw, SC; a sister, Wanda Baker of New Mexico; nieces, Kimberely McKenzie (Kevin) of Cheraw, Leigh Griggs (Kevin) of Wallace, and Stephanie Dawn Hollis of Chesterfield, a great nephew that was more like her grandson, Mason Bryant Hardwick; great nieces and nephews, Hannah Nicole Griggs, Kevin Scott Griggs, Jr., Faith Hatcher, Noah Hatcher, Jacob Hatcher, and Gabriel McKenzie; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 5 at Kiser Funeral Home. The family received friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. just prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

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Charlie Adam Childers

Mr. Charlie Adam Childers, 84, passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born, August 17, 1936, in Marlboro County, SC he was a son of the late Charlie Tillman Childers and the late Rodie Idell Lyons Childers. Charlie was a member of Midway Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC and was a Certified Technician at Cheraw Yarn Mill for 35 years. He loved to work on cars, especially his 1952 Chevrolet Pickup Truck that he built from the ground up. Mr. Childers also loved racing and carpentry work, building many things at his and his sons’ homes.

Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Childers; a sister, Mary Ann Childers Tipton; and a granddaughters, Spring Bryant and Maggie Webster.

Mr. Childers leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 67 years, Annie Sue Honeycutt Childers of the home; sons, Danny Charles Childers, and wife, Anne of Cheraw, SC, and Dennis Adam Childers, and wife, Vicky of Patrick, SC; a daughter, Robin Lynn Bryant and husband, Jeffrey of Pageland, SC; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Kiser Funeral Home.

The Childers Family has entrusted Kiser Funeral Home to serve them in this time of need.

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Anthony J Glad

Anthony J Glad 87 of Manchester, NJ died Thursday July 1, 2021 at Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ. Born in Adah, PA he resided in Old Bridge, NJ for 23 years and Cheraw, SC for 30 years before moving to Manchester, NJ in 2012. He served in the Army from 1956-1958. He worked for General Motors in Clark, NJ and Ina Bearing in Cheraw, SC before retiring in 1994. He enjoyed showing his 1920 Model T Ford & his 1929 Model A Ford, gardening, carpentry and was a 3rd degree life-time member of the Knights of Columbus Council #10867 in Cheraw, SC as well as an active member of the St Peter’s Church in Cheraw, SC and St Monica’s Church in Jackson, NJ. He is predeceased by his son, Kenneth Joseph Glad and grandson, Travis Glad. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Irene E Glad, son, Daniel A & his wife Kay, 2 daughters & sons-in-law, Donna Margaret & Brian Giordano, and Mary Ellen & Michael Balsamo, 3 brothers, Joseph, Donald & Robert Glad and sister, Helen Scholz and 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Memorial Gathering is Tuesday from 4-8 pm at Oliverie Funeral Home 2925 Ridgeway Rd Manchester. Memorial Mass is Wednesday 10 AM at St Monica Church, Jackson. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to St Jude Children’s Research Foundation 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or Deborah Heart & Lung Association PO Box 820 Browns Mills NJ 08015-820.


John Tennyson Moore

CHERAW – John Tennyson Moore, 82, a veteran and resident of Cheraw, SC, died on June 28, 2021 in his home. John was the son of J. Leland and Mary Willis Moore and graduated from McColl High School and was a member of First United Methodist Church Cheraw.

He is survived by his wife Palmyra Pruitt Moore, daughter, Helen Moore Hitchcock of Germany, grandchildren, Will and Emily, son and daughter-in-law Leland and Jessica Moore of Charlotte, NC, grandchildren, Garrison, Gabby and Grayden and sister, Carolyn Garey.

He attended Clemson College before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. John worked for INA Bearing Company for 41 years as an Engineer. John was an avid photographer and volunteered with Boy Scout Troop 655 for over 40 years.  John started the beginning soccer program at Cheraw Parks and Recreation.  He was active with First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, SC.  He was an active volunteer with Red Bird Mission in Kentucky and the Habitat ReStore of Cheraw, SC. John had four loves: God, Family, Porsches, and the Clemson Tigers.

A memorial service was held on Saturday 7/3/21 at 3pm at First United Method Church 117 3rd St., Cheraw, SC  29250.

Visitation after the service in the Fellowship Hall.

Memorials to: Charlie Scott Laney Scholarship, First United Methodist Church Cheraw 117 3rd Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.


Alvin ‘Al’ Moore Usher Jr.

PAGELAND – Mr. Alvin “Al” Moore Usher, Jr., 72, of Pageland, SC passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at his home. Mr. Al Usher was born March, 30 1949 in Lancaster, SC, to the late Alvin M. Usher, Sr. and Doris Hazeline McKeown Usher. He played football at Pageland High School and then at the University of South Carolina. After being an Assistant Coach at Pageland High School, he went on to be the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for the Central Eagles from 1976 to 2002 with a career record of 261 wins and 80 loses. The Eagles were Class AA State Champions in 1989 and 1997. They were Class AA state runner up in ’87,’88,’90 and ’94. The Eagles were also Upper State Champions 6 years. Al was a Shrine Bowl Assistant Coach in 1991. He was a board member of the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association for many years and served as the President of the Association in 1998. He was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Hall of fame in 2003 and into South Carolina Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2018. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the South Carolina High School Sports Report. Al was a member of First Baptist Church of Pageland, where he served as Deacon and as Sunday School Teacher of the Friendship Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge #58 and a Shriner. Al is preceded in death by his brother, John Richard Usher, mother-in-law, Arline M. Courtney and brother-in-law, Eddie Courtney. Al is survived by his loving wife, Robbin Courtney Usher of the home; son, Trent Usher (Jerica) of Pageland, SC; daughter, Courtney Usher Brown (Chris) of Pageland, SC; brothers, Lee Eric Usher (Kathy) of Pageland, SC and David Brian Usher (Tammy) of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Ali Grace Brown, Major Usher, Captain Usher and Baze Usher; father-in-law, Dwight Edwin Courtney, Jr. of Pageland, SC; brothers-in-law, Chris Courtney (Carol) of Marshville, NC and Tracy Courtney (Sharon) of Walterboro, NC and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends could come by the funeral home on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM to sign the register book and pay their respects. Friends are welcome to stop by his home to visit with the family. There was a Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Pageland with Dr. Joel Dale officiating. The burial followed in the church cemetery with Masonic Rites.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central High School Touchdown Club, 200 Zion Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina ( is assisting the Usher family.

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