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Obituaries Dec. 22, 2021

Eunice Vaughn Beauchamp

Eunice Vaughn Beauchamp of High Point, North Carolina, graduated into glory in the early morning hours of December 18, 2021.

Eunice was born on July 4, 1930, in Chesterfield, SC, to Robert Ellis and Dovie Threadgill Vaughn. Her family moved to High Point when she was a young child. She attended and graduated from High Point High School (now Central).  In November 1948, she married Eugene Beauchamp, who proceeded her in death in 2007. Both Eunice and Gene worked for Guilford County, and Eunice had employment within the tax department and the veteran’s administration office.

After her husband’s passing, she continued forward in the strength of the Lord as a beloved mother and grandmother to her family, seeking first to bring them up within the love and guidance of a Christian influenced home. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and has served as a church pianist for the Lord’s glory at various churches throughout her life. Since February 1999, the last church she served and attended was Friendly Baptist Church, where she had much love for the pastor and people there. She will be missed by those who knew her, but they are blessed to have wonderful memories of the times which were shared, and the lessons which were learned through her Godly life and example.

She was proceeded in death by four siblings, Lois Vaughn Stroud, Mina Lee Vaughn Brookshire, Howard C. Vaughn Sr. and Robert (Bobby) M. Vaughn.

She is survived by her children, Marian Ellen and husband Edward Stainback; Lisa Bussard; Rachel and husband David Riggins; Jeffrey Beauchamp and wife Ana; eight grandchildren, Stephanie and Joseph Bussard; Austin and Lauren Riggins; Timothy, Bethany, Samuel and Jonathan Beauchamp; two great-grandchildren, Vintage and Gwendolyn, and many cousins in the High Point area and Chesterfield County.

Her two life verses from God’s Word were: Psalm 19:14, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer;” and Psalm 23:1 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

A graveside service by her son, Jeff, was held at Floral Gardens Cemetery in High Point, where she was buried next to her husband.


Mary Benn Graham

CHERAW/BENNETTSVILLE – Mary Benn Graham passed away Friday, December 17, 2021. She was 85 years old.

Born February 16, 1936, in Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late John Kirker and Catherine Huthison Benn. Mary moved to Cheraw, South Carolina in 1974. She resided there until May of this year when she moved to Bennettsville to receive additional care from her family. Mary was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cheraw and also attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hartsville. She was a retired registered nurse with Sara Lee of Florence, SC. She enjoyed the beach, swimming, water aerobics, gardening, working in her flowers, and watching her hummingbirds. She loved spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents listed above; brother, John Wallace Benn; and sister, Carolyn Benn Hoffman.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory: son, James Allen Graham of Wallace, SC; daughters, Mary Ellen Graham-Harbage (Dusty) of Rickman, TN, Patricia Anne Graham of York, SC, Bonnie Graham Lewis (Tommy) of Bennettsville, SC, Sandra Jean Leppard (Dr. John) of Blowing Rock, NC, Diane Graham Mitchell (David) of Crossville, TN, and Debbie Graham Hunter (Jeff) of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Jeffrey Chad Lewis, Christopher A. Graham, Tabitha C. Hunter, John A. Leppard, Jr., Mary Alexis Leppard, Haley M. Mitchell, Shawn M. Mitchell, and Dillon M. Mitchell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 269 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at

Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the family of Mary Benn Graham.


James Edward Little

CHESTERFIELD – James Edward Little, 82, died Thursday, December 9, 2021.  Funeral services were held, Friday, December 17, 2021, at 11AM from the Rock Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born November 20, 1939, in Chesterfield, SC to the late Albert Sturdivant and the late Estelle Little-Blue. Survivors: daughters: Angela Little, Columbus, GA, Sheila Little, Riverdale, GA, Margaret Little, Douglasville, GA, and Dorothea Little, West Haven, CT; sons: Eddie Little, New Haven, CT, Robert Little, VA, James Little, Ryan Little and Eric Little, all of NC; sisters, Corina Graham, Piscataway, NJ, Lillian Vinston, Hamden, CT, Elizabeth Smith (Samuel), Cambria Heights, NY; Flossie Marshall, Temple Hills, MD, Vivian Blue-Hughes (Robert), Upper Marlboro, MD, Frances B. Blue, Honolulu, HI, Susan Blue-Stanton (Dwayne), Lanham, MD; grandchildren, great grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield rendered services. E-condolences may be sent to the family at


Barnie Christopher Tillman

CHERAW – Barnie Christopher Tillman, 75, died Saturday, December 11, 2021.  Funeral services were held Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 12PM from the Galilee A.M.E. Zion Church, McFarlan, NC. He was born May 2, 1946 to the late Elijah Tillman Sr. and Flora Melton Tillman in Morven North Carolina. Survivors:

sisters, Betty Campbell, Chesterfield, SC, and Ruby (Joe) Broadaway, Clarksville TN; brothers, Elijah (Althea) Tillman Jr of Charlotte NC, and Darris Tillman of Morven NC; brother-in-law, James E. Crowder of Charlotte NC; special nephews, Emmanuel Jackson of Morven NC, and Derek Tillman of Clarksville TN. Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield rendered services. E-condolences may be sent to the family at


Johnny Luke Tucker Sr.

Mr. Johnny Luke Tucker, Sr., 88, of Lancaster, widower of Kimmie Herring Tucker, passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at White Manor. He was born November 22, 1933 in Mt. Croghan, a son of the late Walter Tucker and Kate Vick Tucker.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Tucker was held Monday, December 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the graveside at Pine Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. David Sellers officiating.
Mr. Tucker is survived by a son, Johnny Luke Tucker, Jr. and his wife Kim of Garden City; two daughters, Janet Sellers and her husband David and Ann Moseley and her husband Alton all of Lancaster; a brother, Glen Tucker of Lancaster; three sisters, Rose Anderson, Veronica Jenkins and her husband Jerry, and Bobbie Pigg all of Pageland; six grandchildren, David Sellers, Jr., Al Moseley, Amy Moseley, Josh Sellers, Megan Tucker and Trey Tucker; and eleven great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by three brothers, Junior Tucker, R. P. Tucker and Wylie Tucker; and a sister, Billy Jean Orr.
The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.
The family suggest that memorials be made to High Point Free Will Baptist Church, 2095 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720 or to Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 2094, Lancaster, SC 29721.
Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mr. Tucker.

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