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Obituaries Sept. 8, 2021

Rachel Sellers Curtis

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Rachel Sellers Curtis, 76, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Born, August 17, 1945, in Chesterfield, SC, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Virginia Pittman Sellers. Mrs. Curtis was a caregiver and loved helping others.

Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Curtis, Sr.; two infant sons; a daughter, Dana McLaurin; and a grandson, Phillip McLaurin.

Rachel leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, David L. Curtis, Jr., of Chesterfield, SC; a daughter, Ann Davidson, of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, David McLaurin, Hannah Davidson, and Miranda Curtis; and a great-grandchild, David Rhyne.

A private graveside service was held at Sandy Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery in Morven, NC.

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Fannie Jean Davis Futrell

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Fannie Jean Davis Futrell, age 88, entered into rest on Monday, August 30, 2021. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.

Mrs. Futrell was born April 30, 1933 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Arthur M. and Carrie Hunt Davis. She retired from Mar-Mac Industries and was a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing. Fannie Jean was a faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and was very active in the Senior Saints Ministry. She enjoyed traveling with the Senior Saints and on family vacations, and loved listening to gospel music. Fannie Jean most enjoyed time spent with her family and working in her flowers.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Futrell was preceded in death by her husband, Delwood C. Futrell; and brother-in-law, Marvin H. “Pop” Aycock.

Survivors include her sister, Barbara “Bobbie” D. Aycock of Chesterfield, SC; nephews, Billy Aycock, and Marvin Eugene (Paula) Aycock; nieces, Deborah Heustess, and Barbara (Billy) Sellers, great nephew, Adrian Aycock; great nieces, Jennifer Moss, Sydney Aycock, and Madison Aycock; great-great nieces, Natalie Horton and Audrina Aycock; cousin, Carson (Lois) Griggs; her beloved church family, and a host of friends including her 2 life-long friends, Margaret Barber, and Doris Hood.

Flowers are welcomed, but for those wishing to make a donation, the family suggests that memorials be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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


Douglas Hubert Long

SUPPLY, N.C. – Douglas Hubert Long, 74, died August 25, 2021 at the Lower Cape Fear Life Care Center in Bolivia, NC, after a lengthy illness, with his wife of 45 years, Carolyn Schultz Long, by his side.

Doug was born in Bennettsville, SC on November 16, 1946 to Margaret Graham Long and Hubert Reese Long. He was educated in Cheraw, SC city schools, Wingate College, now Wingate University, and graduated from the University of Georgia with Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. He joined the family business, H.R. and Douglas Long Wholesale in 1969 where he began his career in sales. After living in Athens, Georgia for several years, Doug and Carolyn moved to Supply, NC where they lived for 26 years until Doug’s death. Doug was a member of Brunswick Islands Baptist Church and a licensed real estate agent.

He was preceded in death by his parents, listed above, a brother, John Morgan Long, and nephew Johnny Long.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn; niece, Patty Long Gray and family of Bennettsville, SC; Staff Sergeant John Lee Asherton Long, U.S. Army, El Paso, Texas; nephew, Graham Morgan Wilson Long of Myrtle Beach, SC; and special cousin, Dalton “Bubba” Thompson and wife, JoAnn of Greensboro, NC.  He is also survived by his sister-in-law, F. Jean Shields of Greensboro, NC, as well as a beloved family friend, Laura Elizabeth Jackson of Wilmington, NC, who always brightened his days.  He leaves behind his rescue cat, Muffin, who was his furry companion.

A private graveside service was held on August 26, 2021 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC with R. Kip Kiser officiating.

In remembrance of Doug, simply, “Be ye kind, one to another.”  Ephesians 4:32.

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Mary Ann Moody

BENNETTSVILLE – Mary Ann Moody, 73, went to her heavenly home on September 2, 2021 at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. Born, August 15, 1948, she was the daughter of the late   J. Neil “Son” and Elizabeth Chavis Steen. Mary Ann was a loving and devoted mother, wife grandparent and sibling. She attended Wallace Holiness Church. She was a homemaker and she loved visiting the beautiful mountains.

She is survived by her husband, Steve Moody of the home, daughter Angela (Randy) Rollins, Vanessa (Charlie) Dowdy, grandchildren, Brandy “Nicci” Boan, Courtney (Phillip) Skipper, great grandchildren, Emma Grace Turner, Steven James Turner, step grandchildren, Web Skipper, Khloe Skipper, sisters, Doris (Jerry) Kennedy of Raeford, NC, Kathy Outlaw of Bennettsville, SC, Nell (Sonny) Byrd of McColl, Gary Steen of Bennettsville, SC, also several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, also brothers, Bryant Steen, Wes Steen, Gene Steen, James Steen, Charles Steen, Bruce Steen, Bobbie Steen, sisters, Helen Tilley and Peggy Watson.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A graveside service was held 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 5, 2021 in Chavis Cemetery, Bennettsville, SC.

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Robert Preston ‘Bob’ Nolan

Robert Preston “Bob” Nolan, 71, of Society Hill died Sunday, August 29, 2021.
Funeral services were Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 1 PM at Palmetto Street Church of God in Florence. Burial followed on the family farm in Society Hill.
Mr. Nolan was born in Darlington County. He was the son of the late Preston and Winnie Mae Hardee Nolan. He was raised in Society Hill and graduated from Cheraw High School. Following high school, he went to work in the logging business for many years, and retired as owner of Nolan Logging Company.
Mr. Nolan was a member of Palmetto Street Church of God in Florence where his son, Neal, serves as Pastor. He was very proud of Neal and was supportive of his ministry in every way. He loved the logging business. Over the years he had developed a quality reputation in that industry and passed the love for the log woods on to his sons, Brandon and Robbie, who carry on the tradition to this day.
After he retired, he had more time to watch racing and was an avid fan of NASCAR, always pulling for the Fords. He also spent a lot of time in church where he loved the music and he loved to sing. He was a people person, he never met a stranger and they say that those who met him, never forgot him! He loved watching the old western movies like Gunsmoke, and High Chaparral. But in the last semester of his life he had grown to love the smaller things like petting his cat, spending time with his family, and enjoying his home place.
The love of his life was his wife, Billie Walters Nolan. They enjoyed every day as if it were their last. He loved his boys and their wives; Robbie Nolan and wife Tracy of Society Hill, Pastor Neal Nolan and wife Jessica, and Brandon Nolan and wife Cindy. He loved his sisters, Edna Chapman, and Betty Peacock and husband, Douglas and his brother, Edgar Francis Smith. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye: Austin Nolan (SaVannah), Bailey Dority, Gage Ayer, Aiden Nolan, and Ashton Nolan, and his great grandchildren, Cash and Memphis Nolan.
Among those who greeted him in heaven were his daughter, Ann Cherie Nolan and his sister, Annette Nolan.
The family received friends Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 6 PM until 8 PM at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home and at all other times at the family home.


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