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Obituaries March 23, 2022

Jackie Furr

CHERAW – Jackie Farrell Furr, 79, passed away on Sunday, March 6 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Jackie was born on April 29, 1942, the eldest son of Prentiss L. Furr and Virginia Huggins Furr Quick.  From humble beginnings, his perpetual smile and positive outlook led the way to a life of achievements and successes, including being named a two-time All-American running back at Gardner Webb, and building Furr Grading and Paving and Furr Facilities from the ground up.  With his successes came a deep appreciation for the support and encouragement he received along the way.  He demonstrated that appreciation by generously contributing time and resources to community programs and projects, never desiring recognition for his efforts.  He loved his hometown of Cheraw and the folks he called friends.  Though he possessed a strong work ethic, he also thought life was an adventure and meant to be enjoyed. Always up for a good time, he was known for his beautiful singing voice and smooth dance moves.  He will be missed by those lucky enough to cross his path.

Mr. Furr was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Prentiss “Buddy” Furr, Jr. He is survived by his son and daughter in law Jeffrey and Sarra Furr and their son George Coker; his son and daughter in law Gregory and Mosako Furr and their children Lillie and Keira; his wife Susan and her children Elizabeth Trapp and Hal Trapp and granddaughter Madison Trapp; his sister Susie Quick Johnson (Fred); sister Elaine Quick Martin (Gus); brother Ronnie Quick (Debi); brother Tommy Quick (Mary); Richard Furr and Scott Furr; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held for family only. A celebration of life will be held for any and all who called Jackie “friend” on April 29, his 80th birthday, at 6:00 p.m., at the Cheraw Country Club Ball Room.

Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Furr Family in their time of grief.

Online condolences may be made at www.kiserfuneralhome.com.

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Bonnie Donahue Kirkley

JEFFERSON – Mrs. Bonnie Donahue Kirkley, 85, of Jefferson, SC passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 12, 2022 while surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Kirkley was born on November 13, 1936 in Mt. Croghan, South Carolina to the late Lee Donahue and Letha Sullivan Donahue. She was later united in marriage to the late Roy Pressley Kirkley. She was a Seamstress for Socony for 30 years and a homemaker, where she enjoyed baking, cooking and sewing. After retiring from Socony; she went to work for the family business, Hartsville Lumber and Barns. When everyone would go into the lumber store, she was the friendly face everyone would see. Bonnie was an active member of Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Kirkley is survived by her sons, Scott Kirkley (Jill) and Roy Neal Kirkley (Rebecca) both of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Hannah Kirkley, Connor Kirkley, Clark Kirkley, Bradley Kirkley (Amy) and Greta Moree (Steven) and seven great grandchildren. The family received friends on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, 1357 Johnson Road, Jefferson, SC 29718. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 3:00 PM at Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church with Pastor Sue Black officiating. Entombment followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, 1357 Johnson Road, Jefferson, SC 29718 or Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. The Kirkley Family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the following caregivers that have given extreme love and support to her during this time, Linda McCarn, Joanne Cowan, Bonnie Smith, Sheila and Roger Oliver and Angela Courtney. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina (www.baumgartnerfh.com) is assisting the Kirkley family.

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Constance Mae Kline

CHERAW – Mrs. Constance Mae Kline, 86, died on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Born, July 21, 1935, in Bristol, PA, she was the daughter of the late Leo Fred and Winifred Livsey Gould. Constance was the owner/operator of Shade Tree Custom Framing for 20 years and was a member of St. David’s Church where she sang in the Choir and was a member of the Knit-Wits. Mrs. Kline received her Associates Degree in Fine Arts from Bucks County Community College and was a member of the Progressive Picture Framers Association.

Mrs. Kline leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 65 years, Marshall Kline of the home; sons, Lee A. Kline of West Bristol, PA, and Kenneth C. Kline of Levittown, PA; four grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at St. David’s Church, 420 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the services for the Kline Family.

Online condolences may be made at www.kiserfuneralhome.com.

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Jennifer Arlene Little

CHESTERFIELD – Jennifer Arlene Little, 48, died Monday, March 7, 2022. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 3PM from the Gospel Tabernacle Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC.  She was born August 28, 1973, in Chesterfield, SC to Thurston Little Jr. and Terry L. Williams Little. Survivors, son, Christopher Q. Little, Darlington, SC; parents, Thurston (Patsy) Little Jr., Ruby, SC and Terry L. Williams Little, Chesterfield, SC; brothers, Calvin B Little, Chesterfield, SC, and Charles (Nicole) Howard, Newport, TN and sister, Renata (Dominic) Cole, Ruby SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. E-condolences may be sent to the family at www.flemmingfunerals.com

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Jerry Lee Little

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jerry Lee Little, 60, died Saturday, March 5, 2022. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 2pm from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC.  He was born March 13, 1961, in Chesterfield, SC to the late James E. Little and Joyce Jackson Little. Survivors: his wife, Virginia Lewis Charlotte, NC; daughter, India Little, Salisbury, NC; son, Jeremy Little, San Angelo, TX; stepchildren, Demetrius Lewis, Jerica McCrorey (Ricco), Jerry Moody, Jr., Jeremy Moody, and Shelly Barksdale all of Charlotte NC; sisters, Doris Lee Little, Pageland, SC, Priscilla Ann Little, Clio, SC, and Sharon Little, Ruby, SC; brothers, James W. Jackson (Goldie), Monroe, NC, and  Johnny E. Little, Ruby, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. E-condolences may be sent to the family at www.flemmingfunerals.com

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Larry Richard ‘Papa Smurf’ Smith

PATRICK – Larry Richard “Papa Smurf” Smith, 71, died on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Born, February 1, 1951, in Hartsville, SC, he was a son of the late Boyd and Nancy Walters Smith. Larry was a spot-welder and clean up man and loved fishing, racing, and old cars.  He also enjoyed going to car shows with his son.

Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Smith; brothers, Grady Smith, Tally Smith, Delmus Smith, and William Smith; and sisters, Shelby Freckle and Betty Butler.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son, Chad Smith and wife Rhonda of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Courtney Smith, Hannah Smith, David Smith, Elease Richburg, Malcolm Richburg, Robert Richburg, and Rohondell Richburg; and great grandchildren, Dakota Smith, Bryson Smith, Abraham Smith, Justin Smith, Khaleek Richburg, Maleek Richburg, Rhian Richburg, Kayden Richburg, Zamere Richburg, Joshua Richburg, Zaire Richburg, Caleb Richburg, and Elijah Richburg.

Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Smith family in their time of need.

Online condolences may be made at www.kiserfuneralhome.com.

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Cornelius ‘Connie’ Byrd Young

CHERAW – Mr. Cornelius “Connie” Byrd Young, 89, died on Monday, March 14, 2022.  Born, October 4, 1932, in Bradley, SC he was the son of the late Robert Perrin and Emmie Lou Byrd Young. Connie served his country proudly in the United States Army and graduated from Erskine College, receiving a degree in chemistry and math in 1954. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cheraw, where he played a major role in the building process of the Family Life Center. Mr. Young was an ESGR member of the National Guard and Reserve. He was an avid golfer, loved the Carolina Gamecocks, especially their football team, and while in college at Erskine, he played centerfield on their baseball team.

Along with his parents, listed above, Mr. Young was preceded in death by his sisters, Myra Drinkard, and Bobbie Hanvey.

Connie leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 64 years, Nancy Robinson Young of the home; a son, David C. Young (Wendy) of Marbury, AL; daughters, Sarah Young (Kara) of Irondale, AL, and Karen Banks (Ronnie) of Florence, SC; grandchildren, Russell Mathewes, Kevin Mathewes, and Sarah Mathewes; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Old Saint David’s Cemetery in Cheraw, SC.

The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Cheraw, Sound System Fund, 126 Greene Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

The Young family has entrusted Kiser Funeral Home to serve them in their time of need.

Online condolences may be made at www.kiserfuneralhome.com.

 

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