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Obituaries May 4, 2022

Barney B. Abernathy

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Barney B. Abernathy, age 74, entered into rest on Tuesday evening, April 26, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Hopewell Baptist Church by Pastor Richie Yow and Rev. Dan Austin with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Abernathy was born October 3, 1947 in Campobello, SC a son of the late Robert “Rob” and Rena Hunsinger Abernathy. He was a graduate of Burns High School and went on to attain his BA degree in History from Southern Wesleyan University. He retired after a 37- year career in education, teaching 7 years in the NC Public School System and 30 years with SC Public Schools. Barney was a faithful member of Hopewell Baptist Church, where he served as former S.S. Director, S.S. Teacher, V.B.S. Director, and enjoyed arranging the floral décor for the church. Prior to joining Hopewell Baptist, Barney was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church, where he held the office of Deacon for many years.

Mr. Abernathy was a member of the local chapter of Gideons International and enjoyed sharing God’s word with others. His hobbies included working in his flowers and yard, baking delicious cakes and goodies to share, and refinishing and selling antique furniture. Barney was an avid reader, astounding writer, and a staunch grammarian. He was a Duke Blue Devils basketball enthusiast and also enjoyed using his architectural skills designing custom floor plans.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Linda Brigman Abernathy of the home; children, Kristin (Corey) Eubanks of Simpsonville, SC, John Paul (Faith Carriker) Abernathy, Michael Driggers both of Greenville, SC, Elizabeth Abernathy, Selena Abernathy, and Emily Abernathy all of Chesterfield, SC in addition to being a devoted foster father to his 9 other children and was respected as a father figure to many. Also surviving are his 12 grandchildren, Luke, Lexi, Callie, Cameron, Sophia, Aurora, Riley, Harper, Sierra, Jase, Remington, and Hayden; and his sister, Elaine (Bob) Felton of Wellford, SC.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 15084 Hwy-9, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

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


Brooks Roosevelt ‘Pete’ Gardner Sr.

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Brooks Roosevelt “Pete” Gardner, Sr., age 88, entered into rest on Monday, April 25, 2022. In keeping with Mr. Brooks’ wishes, no formal services will be held. The family received friends at the home of Brooks and Helen Gardner, 2108 Hunts Mill Rd, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Mr. Gardner was born July 3, 1933 in Hartsville, SC to the late Matt and Ada Jones Gardner. Mr. Gardner was a master plumber for most of his life. Pete could work on almost anything and he enjoyed tinkering. Mr. Gardner also enjoyed collecting guns. Most of all, the source of joy in Pete’s life was always his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Gardner was preceded in death by his son, William “Bouger” Gardner; brother, George Gardner, Sr.; sister, Frances Gardner Brown; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Boss and Ada Steen.

Survivors include Mr. Gardner’s wife of 65 years, Helen Steen Gardner of the home; children, Ada G Purvis of Chesterfield, SC, Brooks “Pete” (Donna) Gardner, Jr. of Pensacola, FL, Mattie Mae Gardner (Chris Sachse) Of Pheonix, AZ; grandchildren, Larry, Andrew, Danny, Sissy, Ben, Ty, Brooke, Melissa, Myranda; great-grandchildren, Josh, Savannah, Gabby, Everett, Jake, Lindsay, Natalie, Ally, Alexis, Zachariah, Gracie, Gauge, Gabrianna, Sarah-Alice, Callie, Max, Ramsey, Paxton, Palmer; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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


Sandy Carson Miller

CHESTERFIELD – Sandy Carson Miller, 47, died on Monday, April 25, 2022.  Born, August 23, 1974, in Laurinburg, NC, he was a son of Jimmy Carson and Marvelene Clark Miller. Sandy loved hunting, fishing, boating, music, NASCAR, wrestling, and his chickens. He also enjoyed camping, riding four wheelers, and designing things. Sandy loved going to daddy daughter dances with his daughter and loved life to the fullest and above all he loved his family.

Sandy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Ashley Starling of the home; sons, Alex Miller (April) of Cheraw, SC, Bray Miller (Selina) of Wallace, SC, Dewayne Starling of Chesterfield, SC, Kayden Starling of Chesterfield, SC, Holden Jernigan of Laurel Hill, NC, and Carson Ward of Asheville, NC; a daughter, Sahvanna Starling of Chesterfield, SC; his parents, Jimmy Carson Miller and Marvelene Clark Miller of Laurel Hill, NC; brothers, Jimbo Miller (Tracy) of Wallace, SC, Phillip Miller of Laurel Hill, NC, and Chad Miller of Shallotte, NC; a sister, Rhonda Dunn-Williams (Eric) of Monroe, NC; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Laurinburg, NC.

The family received friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. just prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

The family gathered at Sandy’s parents home at 9103 Cameron Street, Laurel Hill, NC 28351.

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

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Perry (Bo) Laney Mungo

PAGELAND – Mr. Perry (Bo) Laney Mungo entered into rest Sunday, April 24, 2022.   He was the son of the late Perry F. and Lois Funderburk Mungo. Bo was a faithful member of the Friendship Sunday School Class at Pageland First Baptist Church.  The second generation of the family construction company, P.F. & Perry L. Mungo, Inc., Bo’s influence can be seen in residential, commercial and instructional structures throughout South and North Carolina and Georgia. Bo took great pride passing his trade to his sons, the third generation of Mungo builders.

A multi-sport athlete at Pageland High School, Bo loved baseball most. His high school football career was highlighted by selection to play in the 1954 Annual Pee Dee Tobacco Bowl Gridiron Classic in Florence, SC. Bo attended NC State, studying engineering. Bo’s most coveted prize came when he won the heart of the beautiful brown-eyed 1961 “Miss Pageland Tiger”, Frances Hinson. Together, Frances and Bo grew the construction company, while growing their family. Their three children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were their pride and joy.

In addition to being a devoted husband, father and “Papa Bo”, Bo was an avid golfer, sinking his first hole-in-one in 1974 at White Plains Country Club. Bo enjoyed the golf, but loved the shenanigans of his golfing buddies. “Breakfast Club” with close friends and Friday nights at “The Barn” with family and friends were Bo’s favorites.

In addition to his parents, Bo was also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Frances Hinson Mungo, son, Stanley Laney Mungo, sisters Mary Funderburk and Judy Mills.  Survivors include son, Gregory Neil Mungo and wife, Robin of Pageland, SC; daughter, Alishia Mungo Branham and husband, Paul of Camden, SC; Grandchildren, Sophia Alley (Trey), Laney Mungo (Trey), Will Mungo (Kelly), Sam Mungo, Steven Branham, Nathan Branham (Ann Marie), Reed Branham (Ashleigh), and Mary Branham (Corey); great grandchildren Presley Alley, Madelyn Alexander, Kingsleigh Branham, Greer Branham and Owen Paul Branham; and special nephew, Steve Jackson (Kathy).

A Graveside Celebration of Life Service was held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Pageland First Baptist Church cemetery with Dr. Joel Dale and Brent Taylor officiating. The interment followed in the church cemetery. The service was streamed live on the Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Facebook page. The family greeted friends in the Church Fellowship Hall following the Service. Memorials can be made to the charity or church of one’s choice.

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


Dexter Andrew ‘Curly’ Rowell Jr.

PAGELAND – Mr. Dexter Andrew “Curly” Rowell Jr., 81, of Pageland, SC passed away on April 25, 2022 in Monroe, NC. Mr. Rowell was born in March 23, 1941 to the late Dexter Andrew Rowell, Sr. and Ione Lewis Rowell in Pageland, SC. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Pageland. Curley owned a used car dealership and was a truck driver. In his spare time, he loved to drive around town in his antique cars. Mr. Rowell is survived by his brothers, Donald Rowell (Linda) of Pageland, SC and Danny Rowell of Charlottesville, VA; sister, Linda Rowell Sellers of Lancaster, SC; special friend, Shirley Treadaway; his fur baby, precious and car show buddies. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Matt Neisler officiating. The family met with friends following the graveside service at the cemetery. The burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner’s Children Hospital, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina ( is assisting the Rowell family.


Sallie Eddins Short

CHESTERFIELD – Sallie Eddins Short, age 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2022, with loved ones at her side. There was a graveside, celebration of life service on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 2:00 pm in the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery with Brent Taylor officiating. There was an informal visitation following the service at the cemetery.

Sallie Short was born on October 27, 1930, in Chesterfield, South Carolina to the late Clinton Jackson Eddins, Sr. and Florence Davis Eddins. She graduated from Chesterfield High School, attended Wingate College and Furman University, and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and proudly taught as an elementary school teacher in Chesterfield County for 32 years. She was married 40 years to the late James McLeod Short, also of Chesterfield. She loved her church, Zoar United Methodist Church, and served on various church committees. She loved attending church activities, loved teaching, shopping, playing bridge, and going to plays with her friends, but her greatest love was her family. She is survived by and was most proud of her children, Mona Short Campbell (James) of Chesterfield, James (Jim) M. Short, Jr. (Lori) of Lancaster, SC, and her grandchildren, Mary Florence Watson (Brad and son, Noah Johns) of Pageland, SC; Trey Short, Chris Short (Ronni), and Brice Short (Tabitha) all of Lancaster, SC; and one great grandson; Harrison Alexander Short (Brice and Tabitha).

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers; Wilford “Buck” Eddins, Leward Eddins, Vincent Eddins, and Clinton Jackson (CJ) Eddins, and sisters Nevelyn Freeman, Glennie Cromer, and Vinnie Attaway.

The family requests that memorials be made in memory of “Miss Sallie” to Zoar United Methodist Church, 2842 Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC 29520, or any Hospice Organization of your choice.

Miss Sallie’s family would like to thank Spring Hill Assisted Living of Pageland, SC; Cheraw Health Care of Cheraw, SC and Regency Hospice, Agape Hospice, and McLeod Hospice all of Chesterfield County for their care of Miss Sallie in the past few years and especially the kind care she was given most recently.

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


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