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Obituaries June 29, 2022

Roberta Wertley Asner

MYRTLE BEACH – Ms. Roberta Wertley Asner, 77, died on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Born, March 23, 1945, in Pottsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Wellington Wertley and the late Catherine Sukeena Wertley. Roberta was a loving and giving woman who cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Roberta was gracious and loved by everyone who knew her. She will be remembered as a devoted mother, nana, and friend.

Roberta leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughters, Dorothy Asner Cooper (Bob) of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Julie Doty (Doug) of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Lawson Brown, Corey Cooper (Naisha), Emilee Doty, and Paige Doty; and great-grandchildren, Caiden, Corey Anthony, and Camden.

A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, just prior to the service at Kiser Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of one’s choice.

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Nancy Rice Duvall

Ann Warren (Nancy) Rice Duvall of West Columbia, SC, died on June 19, 2022. She had been a resident of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community since 2018. Born on August 16, 1936, in Charleston, SC, Nancy was the eldest child of William Lawton Rice and Annie Harleston Warren Rice. Nancy attended Charleston public schools and studied for two years at the College of Charleston before marrying Charles Farmer Duvall on June 2, 1957. In addition to her roles as wife and mother, she worked as a secretary at the Pentagon, was a writer and then editor of the diocesan newspaper of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina, and an administrative assistant in the Communications Department of Converse College.

As the wife of an Episcopal priest, Nancy played an active role in the church and was a strong support in Charles’ ministry. When he was elected Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, she traveled with him throughout the diocese and beyond to share in his ministry. Nancy had her own special ministry to gather, care for and encourage the clergy spouses of the diocese. Nancy served on the Vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Columbia, SC, and on the Boards of the Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief and the Moldova World Children’s Fund, among many other charitable organizations to which she regularly and lovingly donated.

Nancy’s love of reading and writing expressed itself in many ways, especially in her later years when she wrote numerous poems, meditations, stories and articles for various publications, while participating in book and study groups.

Nancy was predeceased by her beloved husband Charles, to whom she was married for 63 years. She is survived by her brother David Lawton Rice (Grace) of Asheville, NC; her children Ann Duvall Barwick (Daniel), of Columbia, SC; Charles Farmer Duvall, Jr. (Ellyn), of Raleigh, NC; Theodore Wannamaker Duvall (Katherine), of Mt. Pleasant, SC; grandchildren Elizabeth Barwick, David Barwick, Benjamin Duvall, Samuel Duvall, Beverly Duvall Bowers, and Anne Lawton Duvall; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service was held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Columbia, SC, at 10 a.m. on Saturday June 25. The family greeted friends after the service, and the Committal followed at Old St. David’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in Cheraw, SC. Kiser Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community and Freia Westbrook of Prisma Hospice for their care and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Moldova World Children’s Fund, PO Box 458, Hendersonville, NC 28793, Still Hopes Resident Fund, One Still Hopes Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169, or St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2827 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC 29205.


Jeffrey ‘Britt’ Hart Jr.

BENNETTSVILLE – Jeffrey “Britt” Hart, Jr., 30, died on Sunday, June 19, 2022. Born, June 21, 1991, in Florence, SC, he was the son of Jeffrey Britt Hart, Sr. and Karessa Powell Hart. Britt was a musician, scholar, finishing his college degree in December of this year, and a devoted father.  He loved the drums, making music for the church, reading, and listening to NPR Radio.  Britt was a member of Amazing Grace Ministries in Cheraw, SC and went on several Mission Trips to the Dominican Republic. He was a gentle giant, and his number one priority and accomplishment was his family. He enjoyed traveling to unknown places and spending quality time with his entire family at Santee Lake. His best days were spent playing on the floor with his daughters, cuddling on the couch with his wife, and taking a “spin” on his “street legal dirt bike. Britt was quick to laugh and quick to love and even enjoyed a good debate with anyone. His infectious grin and goofy laugh brought joy to everyone, and he will be dearly missed by all that knew him.

Britt was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Conrad and Lillian Hart.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Sarah Katherine Hart of the home; his precious daughters, Lila Britt Hart and Billie Blythe Hart of the home; his parents, Jeffrey Britt Hart, Sr. and Karessa Powell Hart of Cheraw, SC; brothers, Matthew Austin Hart (Sam) of Aberdeen, NC, and Christopher Ryan Hart  of Cheraw, SC; a sister, Brianna Danae’ Hart (Nathan Quick) of Cheraw, SC; maternal grandparents, Kenneth Ray Powell and Theresa Eaddy Powell of Timmonsville, SC; mother-in-law, Terri Godbold of Darlington, SC; father-in-law, Jerry Godbold of Cheraw, SC; Aunt, Kendi Weatherford (Jose) of Timmonsville, SC; brother-in-law, Brad Godbold (Patty) of Tennessee; cousins, Hustin Melton, Baelee Melton, Graecee Melton, and Joey Weatherford; and many other, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022, at Cheraw Family Worship in Cheraw, SC.  A private family burial was held at Hart Family Cemetery in Bennettsville, SC.

The family received friends from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022, just prior to the service at Cheraw Family Worship Center, and at other times at the home of Britt’s grandparents, 2438 Center Road, Timmonsville, SC 29161.

Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC has been entrusted to serve the family during their time of grief.


Ronald Jed Oliver

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Ronald Jed Oliver, age 68, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at his home. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Friday, June 24, 2022 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Oliver was born August 26, 1953 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Knowlton and Viola Pittman Oliver. He was a retired employee of Conbraco Industries with over 43 years of service and a former employee of Video Limited. He was also a long-time volunteer with Hospice of Chesterfield County and would sit with male hospice patients and do yard work for those in need. A faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, Jed was a member and assistant Sunday school teacher of the Adult III class, and was very active in the Baptist Men’s group.

A man who never met a stranger, Jed was a true Christian man that was a friend to all. He enjoyed attending area brotherhood meetings, local revivals and gospel singings, and was a faithful supporter of Evangelist Tyler Blue. Jed not only loved his friends, but his family was very dear to him. He treated all of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews as they were his own children.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Oliver was also preceded in death by his twin- brother, Donald Jay Oliver; sister, Violet Oliver Hargrove; brothers-in-law, Jewell Gulledge, and Ray Usher; nephew, Barry Usher; and niece, Donna Pruitt.

Survivors include his brother, W.K. (Lisa) Oliver of Pageland, SC; sisters, Betty Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC, and Joyce Usher of Kershaw, SC; nieces, Glenda (Kevin) Denkins, Ann (Jason) Perkins, Yolanda (Chris) Smith, and Sarah Gulledge; nephews, Levander (Wendy) Oliver, and J.R. Usher; numerous great nieces and great nephews.

Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or 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 Oliver family.


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