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Dec. 1, 2021 Obituaries

Sharon Shaw Caulder

Mrs. Sharon Shaw Caulder, 57, of Chesterfield, SC, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, November 25, 2021, with her fur-baby Bo lying by her side. A Celebration of Life Service will be 4:00 PM Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Keith Mincey. The family will greet friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Sharon Lee Shaw was born on February 4, 1964 to Gene and Merilyn Shaw in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. “Shar Bear” adored her father, Gene. A 1981 graduate of Chesterfield High School, Sharon met by-chance her husband Derick while working from a ladder for her father’s cleaning business; she fell hard for him. After several moves, the two settled in Chesterfield, SC where they had 3 children: Christopher, Courtney, and Nicholas. They were the light of her life. Sharon completed her Bachelor’s degree in sociology at Coker College and worked for a number of years in social work.

Sharon was a lifelong lover of all music – from David Cassidy to Darius Rucker. It was a rare occurrence that she didn’t have some sort of music playing in the background. She loved animals (dogs in particular) and wanted to adopt every dog she saw, evidenced by the fact that she nearly did so. Her dogs Ally, Bo, Booger, Choco, and Tigger brought her so much joy and comfort.

While Sharon battled addiction and depression for several years late in her life, she never let go of hope that she would overcome her illness. Her personal mission was to help others understand and work through addiction, to recognize that it is a disease, and to understand that it does not define who you are; she was so much more than her addiction. The memory of her as a loving wife, a caring mother and grandmother, and a selfless friend will never be forgotten. Our broken hearts will forever feel the loss and emptiness of her absence, but will relish the knowledge that she is finally at peace.

Sharon is survived by her husband, Derick Caulder; daughter, Courtney (Chris) Roberts; sons Nicholas Caulder (Hope Hartley) and Christopher (Natasha) Caulder; granddaughters Arya Roberts and Madison Caulder; and grandson Liam Caulder.


She was preceded in death by her parents Gene and Merilyn (Cromer) Shaw and granddaughter Leighton Roberts.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 436 Goodale Rd., Chesterfield, SC 29709; (843) 623-3585.

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


Helen Wynona Byrd Perdue

FLORENCE – Mrs. Helen Wynona Byrd Perdue, age 80, formerly of Patrick, SC, entered into rest on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Funeral services were 2:00 PM Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church by Rev. Bryan Chapman with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Perdue was born March 26, 1941 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late L.E. and Geneva Clark Byrd. She was a retired seamstress, having worked for over 25 years with Patrick Sportswear and Chesterfield Manufacturing. Mrs. Perdue also drove the school bus for Plainview Elementary for several years.  Following her retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at the Chesterfield Historical Society. Wynona was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church where she served as church pianist for many years. Her hobbies included sewing, working with ceramics, working word search puzzles, and reading and studying history.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Perdue was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Malcolm Byrd, and Darrell Byrd; and 1 sister, Doris Winburn.

Survivors include her husband, Wyman Eugene Perdue; son, William Luke (Theresa) Perdue of Chesterfield, SC; daughters, Pattie Perdue (Ken) Hudson of Darlington, SC, Gelene Perdue (Michael) Anderson of Effingham, SC; grandchildren, Jacob (MJ) Hudson, Jonathan Hudson, Casey Anderson (Brandon) Taylor, William (Iris) Perdue, Oakley (Kaci) Anderson, and Victoria Perdue (Matthew) Phelan; great – grandchildren, Woods Taylor, Kimber Taylor, John Thomas Anderson, Riley Hudson, and Colt Anderson; sister, Betty Lou Parsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children,

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


Joyce Ann Christian Quick

CHERAW – Mrs. Joyce Ann Christian Quick, 76, died on Sunday, November 21, 2021.  Born, November 12, 1945 in Christian Bend, TN, she was a daughter of the late Reverend Herman and Hazel Bradshaw Christian. Mrs. Quick retired with Duke Energy after many years, as a Budget Analyst. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cheraw where she formally taught the kids Sunday School Class.  She was also a former member of the American Business Women’s Association serving a term as the President for the group.  Joyce was a very giving person and loved to take care of people.  She enjoyed knitting, puzzles, cooking and reading as well as she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Dale Christian and Jack Christian; and her sister, Aubrey Russell.

Joyce leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 48 years, Clyde Carson “CC” Quick; a son, Chris Christian and wife, Lori of Tennessee; a daughter, Tammie Quick and husband, Kevin Gregson of Fuquay-Varina, NC; a sister, Sandra Bartley and husband, Archie of Springfield, VA; grandchildren, Maxwell Gregson, Corinne Gregson, Felicia Christian, and Alex Christian; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

A service will be held at a later date in Tennessee.


John Wallace Rainwater

WALLACE – Mr. John Wallace Rainwater, 76, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.  Born, August 28, 1945, in Marlboro County, SC, he was a son of the late Wallace George and Thelma Quick Rainwater.  John was a hardworking man who loved to hunt, fish, and spend time outdoors.

Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Rainwater and a brother-in-law, Wayne Perhealth.

John leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Joyce Williams Rainwater of the home; sons, John Rainwater, Jr and wife, Wendy of Wallace, SC and Joe Rainwater and wife Amy of Wallace, SC; a step-daughter, Tammy Henkle and husband, Keary of Hamlet, NC; a brother, Richard Wayne Rainwater and wife, Ann of Wallace, SC; sisters, Carolyn Perhealth of Wallace, SC, and Jeanette Sinclair and husband, Richard of Hamlet, NC; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

The family received friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church in Wallace, SC.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church in Wallace, SC. Burial followed at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Wallace, SC.



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