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Obituaries May 11, 2022

Brenda Rayfield

CHERAW – Brenda Carole Campbell Rayfield, 77, died on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Born, August 27, 1944, in Charlotte, NC, she was a daughter of the late Marvin Hoyle and Edith Earnhardt Campbell. Brenda was a graduate of East Mecklenburg High School, Class of 1962. After living in several cities in North Carolina, and marrying the love of her life, Lanny Reese Rayfield, Sr., she settled down in Cheraw, SC where she lived for 50 years. Mrs. Rayfield was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cheraw, SC where she was a member of the Fred & Lorraine Harris Sunday School Class.

She worked as a Bank Teller at South Carolina National Bank, at Dr. Richard Owens’ Office, for seven years with Glen Folsom, CPA in Bishopville, SC, and finally at Chesco Services in Cheraw, SC for 18 years. Brenda was an avid fan of NC State and the SC Gamecocks, and she enjoyed playing Bridge and Bunco, along with Shopping and spending time with her grandchildren.

Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lanny Reese Rayfield, Sr.; a brother, Bob Campbell; and her dogs and cats, Smokey, Misty, Scat #1, Scat #2, Bruno, Ace, Hershey, Bruiser #1, and Bruiser #2, who was her last baby.

Brenda leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons, Lanny Reese Rayfield, Jr. and wife, Jennifer of Cheraw, SC, and Patrick Rayfield and wife, Jennifer of Columbia, SC; and grandchildren, Erin Leigh Riggins (Jake) of Rock Hill, SC, Lanny “Reese” Rayfield, III (Abigail) of Irmo, SC, Anna Elizabeth Rayfield (Chris Cooke) Columbia, SC, and Julia Porth Rayfield of Greenville, SC

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at First United Methodist Church in Cheraw, SC.  Burial will follow at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, just prior to the service on Thursday in The Parlor at First United Methodist Church in Cheraw, SC.

Memorials may be made to the Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Rayfield family in their time of grief.


Sybil Johnson Roscoe

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Sybil Johnson Roscoe, age 90, entered into rest on May 5, 2022. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Bay Springs Baptist Church by Pastor Tracy Gooding with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Roscoe was born September 1, 1931 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Alex and Hattie Douglas Johnson. She was a retired employee of Weller Industries and a former employee of Ruby Hosiery Mill. Sybil was a faithful member of Bay Springs Baptist Church, where she served on the cemetery committee for many years. Mrs. Roscoe enjoyed reading, cooking, and working in her flowers.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Roscoe was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Roscoe; siblings, Bill Johnson, A.L. Johnson, Ansel Johnson, Nicey Shaw, Clyde Johnson, Fletcher Johnson, Gaddy Johnson, and Grace Johnson.

Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews including, Mike (Sue) Johnson and their family, and Sherry (Wesley) Teal and their family all of Chesterfield, SC.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

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


Marvin Bryant ‘Smitty’ Smith

CHERAW – Mr. Marvin Bryant “Smitty” Smith, age 56, entered into rest on Friday, April 29, 2022. In keeping with Mr. Smith’s wishes, no formal services will be held. The family welcomes friends to come pay their respects at the home of Mr. Smith.

Mr. Smith was born February 1, 1966 in Cheraw, SC to Luther Bryant and Peggy Bennett Smith. Mr. Smith worked in machine maintenance and concrete construction. Smitty enjoyed racing and working on asphalt super late model cars. Mr. Smith was also an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing; as well as hunting boar, deer, or any other game that would walk in front of Smitty in the woods. Above all else, Mr. Smith loved being an uncle to his nieces and nephews.

In addition to his grandparents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his “little buddy” and nephew, Christian Luck.

Survivors include Mr. Smith’s loving parents, Luther Bryant and Peggy Bennett Smith of the home; siblings, Tommy Smith of Concord, NC, Chris (Wanda) Smith of Cheraw, SC, Lynn (Tommy) Wallace of Cheraw, SC, Dawn (Troy) Luck of Cheraw, SC; nephews and nieces, Austin (Stacy) Smith, Cheyenne (Robert Johnson) Wallace, Miranda Wallace, Lanie (Manny) Cardenas, Kelly Hyatt; and great-niece and great-nephews, Carter, Callie, and Connor.

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



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