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Obituaries Oct. 13, 2021

Theo Broadie Johnson

CHERAW – Theo Broadie Johnson, 87, died Sunday, October 3, 2021. Funeral service was held, Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 2PM from the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Montrose Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. She was born December 14, 1933 in Cheraw, SC to the late Emanuel and Mamie Wilson Broadie. Survivors: sons, Robert Johnson, Jr., Cheraw, SC and William (Patricia) Johnson, Hoschton, GA; daughters, Joyce Johnson, Cheraw, SC and Tina (Ronnie) Rivers, Chesterfield, SC; sister, Beatrice McClendon, Cheraw, SC; uncle, John Wilson, Roanoke, VA; sisters-in-law, Henrietta Sellers, Society Hill, SC and Juanita Clarkman, Wilmington, NC; ten grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; special friends, Gladys Hooks, Cheraw, SC and Earnestine Powe, Cheraw, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. E-condolences may be sent to the family at


Michael ‘Mike’ Lyn Jordan

CHERAW – Michael “Mike” Lyn Jordan, 64, of Cheraw SC, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on 8 October 2021.  He was born on 12 June 1957 in Wadesboro, NC.

He enjoyed riding motorcycles, taking pictures, researching genealogy, spending time outdoors, drinking sweet tea, and talking. He also enjoyed reading political commentaries, staying up to date on national issues, and watching Judge Jeanine on Fox News. He was a talented precision millwright who enjoyed traveling around the world to practice his trade. He graduated from Cheraw High School, and later obtained his associate degree in Applied Electronics Technology from Northeastern Technical College. He traveled to many places around the world; among his favorite locations were Ireland, and Puerto Rico.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Walter Hadley Jordan, Sr. and Mother Virginia “Ginny” Mae Jarrell Jordan, his brother Thomas “Tommy” Jarrell Jordan, and a nephew Hadley Aaron Jordan.

He is survived by his brother, Walter “Buck” Hadley Jordan, Jr (Sandra Gail McLain Jordan), of Wingate, NC;  his brother Robin “Bob” Mills Jordan (Rhonda S. Jordan) of North Augusta, SC;  his niece, Carrie Alexandra Jordan (Jason Neal Smith), and beloved great-nephew Justice Neal Jordan-Smith of Unionville, NC;  his niece, Kimberly Charlotte Jordan of Wingate, NC;  his niece Mary Hannah Jordan of Cheraw, SC;  his niece Emily Jordan Joshi (Raul Joshi), of Kannapolis, NC;  his niece Adrienne Simone Jordan of North Augusta, SC;  his niece Savannah Kirsten Jordan of North Augusta, SC;  and his nephew Robin Douglas Jordan of North Augusta, SC.

There will be a visitation at Kiser Funeral Home on Saturday 16 October 2021 at 2pm, followed by a funeral service at 3pm.

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Mary Alice Chavis Lanthier

BENNETTSVILLE – Mary Alice Chavis Lanthier (80), died Saturday, October 2, 2021, surrounded by family at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Born in Bennettsville, SC on a winter morning of February 11, 1941, she was the daughter of Tyson B. Chavis and Meloise Brigman Chavis of Bennettsville, SC who preceded her in death. She was a retired manufacturer worker at United Technologies Plant (Essex) in Bennettsville, SC and waitress at Bennettsville and Wallace Motel’s Restaurants. In her later years after retirement, she raised and tended to many Chavistown community children in a home daycare and ran “Grandmas Store” out of her home so the kids would have a local place to get a soda pop or cake right around the corner. In the early years, you would find her at the local Bingo Hall or bowling, probably with a cocktail. Most notably she was known for cutting her own grass, right up until she had a walker and insisted it be done right. Cutting her grass, keeping her yard pristine, and spending time with her family and extended family was the joy of her life.

Surviving is her children, Debbie Griggs (Randy), Richard “Lamtree” Lanthier (Regina), Alice Hicks, and Tina English all of Marlboro County, SC; grandchildren Ross Brigman, Lonnie Hicks (Beth), Shane English (April), Crystal Wright (Chad), Joni Rowe (Shad), Rick Lanthier (Amber E.), Amber Lanthier and Katrina Brigman; step-grandchildren, Megan McDowell (Justin) and Nikki Griggs (Devin); 16 great grandchildren; her sister, Betty Chavis Reeves, and her precious four legged companion Allie.

She was preceded in death by her parents mentioned above, husband, Charles “Chuck” Lanthier of Lancaster, NY, brothers Hugh Chavis and Bryant Chavis of Bennettsville, SC, and half-brothers Thomas L. “T.L.” and Ronald Blackmon or Bennettsville, SC. Also, preceding her death was Gertrude Gray Musselwhite, an adopted special needs adult member of the family she cared for, also of Bennettsville, SC.

The family would like to especially thank Kindred-at-Home Health of Cheraw, SC for caring for her in home over the last year and Palmetto Transport Services of Bennettsville, SC for offering “No-charge” transport services when the family couldn’t take her to appointments.

The family received friends from 6:00PM – 8:00PM; Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Burroughs Funeral Home, Bennettsville, SC and other times after 12:00 PM at 1576 Chavis Cemetery Road, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Friday, October 8, 2021 at Wallace True Gospel Emanuel Holiness Church in Wallace, SC. Entombment was in Chavis Cemetery located in Chavistown, SC on Chavis Cemetery Road.

Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Lanthier family.

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Lillian Talley McCain

CHERAW – Lillian Talley McCain, 99, died Saturday, October 2, 2021. Family and friends may leave a note of condolences or light a candle in her memory on the Tribute Wall at A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the upcoming spring. She was born December 28, 1921 to the late Solomon and Minnie Emanuel Talley in Cheraw, SC. Survivors: a devoted daughter, Holly McCain-Minnis (Myron Minnis) of Cheraw SC; granddaughter, Ashley Minnis; great granddaughter, Amaiya and great grandson, Adonis of NY; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw.


Kenneth ‘Ken’ Roy Miller

CHERAW – Mr. Kenneth “Ken” Roy Miller, age 77, entered into rest on Saturday, October 2, 2021. A Memorial service was held 6:00 O’clock PM Thursday, October 7, 2021 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Jeffrey Hart, Pastor Scott Adams, and a Eulogy by William Pegues. A visitation was held from 5:00-6:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Miller was born October 9, 1943 in Orrick, Missouri a son of the late Everett and Martha Campbell Miller. Ken was a United State Air Force veteran and retired from Ford Motor Company with 35 years of service. He will be remembered as a kind hearted, sweet, and straight forward man who always let you know where he stood. Ken was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and enjoyed traveling to his son’s home in Jacksonville, FL, to attend the Chiefs/Jaguars football games. Respectfully, Ken would not wear his beloved Chiefs colors since the family split favorite teams. He had a great love for his pets, coaching little league baseball and helping develop the underdog players, as well as hosting numerous foreign exchange students in his home. Ken was a family man that adored his wife and family and even built his family’s home himself. Building and remodeling homes was a passion for Ken. He was always the first to help a stranger in need.  Ken was a man of great faith, who loved the Lord with all his heart.  When people asked how he was doing, he’d say “The good Lord let me put my feet on the floor this morning, so I’m blessed.”  He was quick to share the gospel with anyone who expressed an interest in hearing more.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Miller was also preceded in death by his son, John Everett Miller; nephew and son of the heart, Michael Lee Hartwick Jr.; and 3 sisters.

Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Cheryl Miller of the home; sons, Kenneth Roye (Jill) Miller of Lexington, KY, and Quentin Miller of Jacksonville, FL; nephew and son of the heart, Robert (Melissa) Hartwick of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Knights of Heroes Foundation, 13395 Voyager Parkway Suite 130, PMB 106, Voyager Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.

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


Mary Frances Purvis Raffaldt

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Mary Frances Purvis Raffaldt, age 74, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Funeral services were 1:00 PM Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church by Dr. Ronnie Grizzle with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, October 8, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home of her granddaughter, Chasity Triplett in Wadesboro, NC.

Mrs. Raffaldt was born January 29, 1947 in Wallace, SC a daughter of the late William P. Purvis, Sr. and Ollie Chavis Purvis. She was a retired CNA with Chesterfield General Hospital and a faithful member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Mary loved children, and her home was always open to all the neighborhood kids. They lovingly referred to her as “Ma.” She also enjoyed working in her flowers and was always there for her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Raffaldt was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Robert Raffaldt; brothers, Jefferson B. Thompson, and Blease Purvis; daughters, Teresa R. Heun, and Mary Ann Smith; sons, Frederick Raffaldt, and Robert Raffaldt; grandson, Derek Smith; and 2 great granddaughters, Elaina Carnes, and Stevie Smith.

Survivors include her children, Cynthia Holden of Chesterfield, SC, Robin (Richard) Loftin of Albemarle, NC, and Susan (Mark) Conklin of Chesterfield, SC; daughter-in-law, Pamela Raffaldt of Norwood, NC; grandchildren, Chasity (Philip) Triplett, Jessica Carnes and fiancé, Jonathan, Cynthia (Ty) Stroud, Shannon Huneycutt, Eric R. Raffaldt, Alex Raffaldt, Candice (Bradley) Sibley, Zach P. Raffaldt, David (Ashley) Treece, T.J. (Holly) Scott, Bobby Richardson, Kayla (Mikey) Wongittilin, and Lilly Grooms; 24 great grandchildren; sisters, Anna Griffins, and Geraldine Haire both of Bennettsville, SC; Lynda Boyaman of Willard, NC, Hattie Liles of Rockingham, NC, and Ginger Ravenbark of Hamlet, NC; brothers, William P. Purvis, Jr. of Ellerbe, NC, and Arthur Lee Thompson of Wallace, SC.

Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church “Lottie Moon Christmas Offering,” 3403 Wamble Hill Rd, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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


JoAnna Marie Robertson

CHERAW – JoAnna Marie Robertson, 43, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021. She was born on November 17, 1977, in Nocona, TX.

JoAnna graduated from Olney High School in Olney, TX where she played softball, basketball, and ran track. Following High School Graduation, she graduated from the University of South Carolina-Sumter with a bachelor’s degree in Education, and then she graduated from Capella University with a master’s degree in Education Administration. JoAnna’s passion was Science. She taught 6th grade Science at Hamlet Middle School for several years, and in 2013 she gained employment at Long Middle School in Cheraw, where she focused on science. She was over the academic bowl and yearbook and was an assistant softball coach in addition to being involved with several school organizations. She went on to teach Science at Camden Middle School at the beginning of the 2021 school year.  She was always dedicated to her students and always went above and beyond what was expected.

She was a wonderful mother and loved her daughters more than anything. JoAnna also loved teaching and loved her students, often being a mother figure to them.  She was always the center of attention and was able to bring laughter and humor into any room no matter the circumstances.

JoAnna leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters, Ashley Robertson and Morgan Robertson both of Cheraw, SC; her husband, Jason Robertson of Cheraw, SC; a brother, Clifford Huggins of Montague, TX; a sister, Brandi Hamill of Holiday, TX; brother-in-law, Justin Robertson and his wife, Kim of Cheraw, SC; a nephew, Gareth Robertson (Monkey); cousins, Kelli and Cord Coyle, Miranda Gilbert (Goober), and C.J. Schneider; and an aunt, Kathy Schneider (Nana) of Olney, TX.

Preceded in death by her grandparents Clifford and Margaret Huggins of Olney, TX; an uncle, E.K. Schneider (Poppy) of Olney, TX.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021 in the Family Life Center at Cheraw First Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Old Saint David’s Cemetery in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service in the Family Life Center at the church.

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Katlin Clark Smith

CHESTERFIELD – Ms. Katlin Clark Smith, age 36, entered into rest on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Graveside services will be 4:00 PM Friday, October 15, 2021 at Chesterfield Cemetery by Pastor Randy Bishop and Brent Taylor. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home of her father, Dr. Chuck Clark.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please continue social distancing and face coverings are strongly encouraged.

Ms. Smith was born July 21, 1985 in Charlotte, NC a daughter of Charles M. “Chuck” Clark and Rhonda Hurst Clark. She was a 2004 graduate of Chesterfield High School and attended Lander University. Katlin worked in the restaurant industry and formerly managed T.W. Boons in Greenwood, SC, and Sardi’s Den in Clemson, SC. From an early age, Katlin attended Chesterfield Baptist Church with her family, and enjoyed recently reconnecting with many friends there.

A young lady with an adventurous and free spirit, Katlin enjoyed traveling with family and friends, zip lining, and experimenting with her culinary skills. Of all things accomplished and enjoyed in her life, none was more important than becoming a mom and spending time with her precious daughter, Kinsley.

Ms. Smith was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Bill & Sadie Clark; maternal grandparents, Perry & Mary Jean Hurst; and aunt, Amanda Clark Davis.

Survivors include her daughter (whom she referred to as her proudest accomplishment,) Kinsley Rayne Smith, and her father, Demarius Smith of Anderson, SC; mother, Rhonda Hurst Clark of Chesterfield, SC; father, Dr. Chuck (Marsha) Clark of Chesterfield, SC; siblings, Chris Clark of Chesterfield, SC, Grayson Clark of Columbia, SC, Candice Clark (K.C.) Bell of Clemson, SC, Jackson (Jennifer) Eddins, and Bryan (Alicia) Eddins both of Chesterfield, SC; aunt, Mary Clark of Chesterfield, SC; uncle, Richard (Dawn) Clark of Florence, SC; nieces and nephews, Lachlan, Declan, Kylee, Sydney, McIver, and Olivia; God-parents, Penny Vernon, Karen Watson, and Pam Adams; a host of great friends including long-time special friends, Alice Pruitt, Will Curtis, Stephanie Little, Candice Godfrey, and Hope Boatwright.

For those desiring to make a donation in memory of Katlin, the family recommends two that were very important to her, The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America ( 375 Kings Hwy. North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034; or to The American Liver Foundation ( P.O. Box 299, West Orange, NJ 07052.


Shirley Ann Bacon Spencer

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Shirley Ann Bacon Spencer, age 87, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Evans-Robeson-Spencer Cemetery (located off Teal’s Mill Road, Chesterfield) by Pastor Alisha Hansen. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery.

The Spencer family respectfully requests no visitors at the home during this time. Your condolences and words of encouragement are welcomed and appreciated on the Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home website Tribute Wall.

Mrs. Spencer was born August 7, 1934 in Clyde, GA a daughter of the late Peyton Raleigh and Olive Gooden Bacon. She graduated from Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill, GA, and graduated from business school in Columbia, SC, where she met her husband. Mrs. Spencer retired in 1996 from the Chesterfield County School District with 27 years of service.

A faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church since moving to Chesterfield in 1969, Shirley was always doing for others; whether driving friends to the doctor, cooking meals for family and friends, or serving on the church bereavement committee, she was always happiest serving others. Of all things important in her life, none came before her family. She always sought to make them her priority and make certain they were “fed” well!

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Spencer was also preceded in death on April 10, 2002 by her beloved husband, William Osborne Spencer (whom she united in marriage to on November 23, 1952); brother, Charles William Bacon; and sister, Mary Bacon Ogle.

Survivors include her children, William O. “Billy” Spencer, Jr. (Connie); Mark E. Spencer (Carmen); and Lynne B. Spencer (Mike McCright) all of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, William O. Spencer, III of Cheyenne, WY, Sarah Spencer Haile (Paul) of Columbia, SC, and Mark Edward Spencer, Jr. of Columbia, SC; great grandchildren, Peyton Leigh Haile, and Sydney Maise Haile both of Columbia, SC; brothers, Peyton Raleigh Bacon, Jr. (Gail) of Savannah, GA, and Stephen Gregg Bacon (Mabel) of Tampa, FL.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to special friends, Donnie Rivers, and Lorraine Dixon; the staff and administration of Cheraw Healthcare, McLeod Health – Cheraw, and McLeod Hospice for the extraordinary care and love shown to Mrs. Shirley and their family.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

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


Lonnie ‘Wayne’ Weaver

CHERAW – Mr. Lonnie “Wayne” Weaver, age 70, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Funeral services were 12:00 O’clock PM Friday, October 8, 2021 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Old St. David’s cemetery. The family greeted friends from 11:00-12:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home and at other time at the home of Terry Wayne at 212 Marion St, Cheraw, SC.

Mr. Weaver was born August 23, 1951 in Lexington, NC a son of the late John Raymond and Katie McBride Weaver. Wayne was a retired barber with over 40 years of service. He will be remembered as a giving person who would help anyone that was in need. Wayne loved his family wholeheartedly and enjoyed spending time with them. He enjoyed playing guitar, singing, traveling and playing poker.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Weaver was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Mary Louise “Sue” Weaver and his brothers; Johnny Weaver, Ronnie Weaver, and Monty Weaver.

Survivors include his son; Terry Wayne (Elaine Quick) Weaver of Cheraw, SC; daughter of the heart, niece, and caregiver, Michelle (Vincent James) Griggs of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Seth Hatcher and Conner Hatcher; sister, Wanda Shaw of Lexington, NC; sister-in-law, Sarah (Herbert) Loflin of Cheraw, SC;  great nieces, Nikki (Devin Tolson) Griggs, Megan (Justin) McDowell; great-nephew, Sam Loflin; great-great-niece, Sadie McDowell; great-great-nephew, Kolby McDowell; and special friend James “Lanky” Dixon and Barbara Funderburk.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105

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



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