Obituaries August 31, 2022
Ms. Sheila June Davidson, age 69, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2022, in Charleston, SC.
Ms. Davidson was born September 19, 1952, in Chesterfield County, SC, a daughter of Barbara Smith Davidson and the late J. T. Davidson. She was a retired employee of Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC, with over 37 years of service.
Her work at Roper Hospital enriched her life with a mission to do good alongside coworkers who became a second family. She enjoyed traveling often to the mountains and her trips to Ohio, Florida, Hawaii, Canada, and Europe provided happy memories.
Sheila was known to be the ultimate creative shopper for friends and family. Her generous gift of her time to her family will always be remembered.
Surviving family members include her mother, Barbara S. Davidson of Chesterfield, SC; four sisters, Deronda (Sam) Bradford of Charleston, SC, Glenda (Eugene) Gunning of Cincinnati, OH, Janet (Bill) Mintz of Chesterfield, SC, and Amy (Steve) Burch of Wagram, NC; also her nieces and nephews; Read Bradford, Ellis Bradford, John Gunning, Jenny Gunning, Mary Hall, Allison Parker, Morgan Burch, Clay Burch, and Clint Burch. Sheila cherished her great nieces and nephews as her many “rays of sunshine.”
She was predeceased by her father, J. T. Davidson and her brother, J. Todd Davidson.
A private family graveside service will be held in the Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The service will be conducted by Reverend Ronald Thurman and Nathan Gardner of Ruby Baptist Church. Brent Taylor will be the vocalist.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church “Cemetery Fund”, 3403 Wamble Hill Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Roper Hospice, 8536 Palmetto Commerce Pkwy, Ladson, SC 29456-6700.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Davidson family.
Martha Bouchillon Greene
CHERAW – Mrs. Martha Bouchillon Greene, 84, died on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Born, September 9, 1937, in Piedmont, SC, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Porcher and Martha Cleo Mitchell Bouchillon. Martha attended Furman University from 1955 until 1959 where she received her BA in Elementary Education and met her husband, and they married their junior year. She taught at Cheraw Elementary School from 1972 until 1985. Mrs. Greene was a member of First Baptist Church of Cheraw, the Four Seasons Garden Club, The Junior Women’s Club in Asheboro, NC, The Garden Club of Asheboro, NC, and the SC Huguenot Society. Martha will be remembered as a loving, outgoing person who enjoyed gardening, bridge, golf, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harold M. Bouchillon; sisters, Carolyn Bouchillon Frazier, and Blanche Bouchillon Lindsey; and a grandson, James “Jake” Wright David, Jr.
Martha leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 64 years, Richard Warren Greene, Sr.; a son, Richard Warren Greene, Jr. (Laura) of Cary, NC; a daughter, Stephanie Greene David (Jay) of Dillon, SC; one grandchild, Hannah Greene Wilson; and two great-grandchildren, Everley Wilson, and Anders Wilson.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Cheraw, SC in the Sanctuary.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. just prior to the service in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of Cheraw, SC.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 126 Green Street, Cheraw, SC 29520: or to the SC Huguenot Society, 138 Logan Street, Charleston, SC 29401.
Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Greene family in their time of grief.
Online condolences may be made at www.kiserfuneralhome.com.
Larry Eugene “Butter” Jeffcoat
Mr. Larry Eugene “Butter” Jeffcoat, age 74, went to his heavenly home in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 20, 2022. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 29 at Round Hill Baptist Church by Pastor Don Turner and Joel G. Rayfield, Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, Retired, followed by burial with full military honors at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church prior to the service.
Mr. Jeffcoat was born on April 9, 1948, in Richland County, SC, a son of the late Robert Thomas Jeffcoat and Dorothy Williams Jeffcoat. His aunt Lillian called him a sweet little “Butter Ball” the day he was born. From that day on, everyone called him Butter.
He graduated from Brooklyn Cayce High School and was drafted into U.S. Army and fought for our country in Vietnam. Medals he received included a Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Sharpshooter (Rifle), Marksman (Pistol) and Expert (81mm Mortar). After receiving his honorable discharge, he worked with Norfolk Southern Railroad as a conductor and retired after 35 years.
He was a member of Round Hill Baptist Church. Butter married Cynthia in 1999 and her family became his family. An avid outdoorsman, Butter enjoyed hunting, fishing and following the Gamecocks. Of all things of importance in his life, spending time with his family was most important and gave him the most enjoyment. His nephew, Tommy Hall, and grandsons, TJ and Andrew Wittman, were extremely close to his heart. He spent many hours hunting, fishing, riding 4-wheelers and just ‘watching grass grow’ with them.
In addition to his parents, Butter was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Bud and Audrey Rayfield of Chesterfield; son-in-law Tony Wittman and brothers Harold Jeffcoat and Gerald “Jerry” Jeffcoat.
Surviving Butter are his wife, Cynthia Rayfield Jeffcoat of the home, children Gene Jeffcoat, Mandy Jeffcoat, Lori Nicole Hall, Ashley Elizabeth Wittman, John Harold Goodwin III; grandchildren, Savannah Hall, TJ Wittman, Andrew Wittman, Isabelle Coates, Katelyn Wittman, Lexie Hall, Savanna Coates, and Hallie Goodwin; great-grand child, Riley Chavis; sister, Kathy Jeffcoat Smith; nephew Tommy Hall; aunt, Lillian Dunlap, cousin, Alice Livingston and other relatives.
Mary Leona Morris
CHERAW – Mrs. Mary Leona Morris, age 89, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Cheraw Healthcare where she had been a resident for the last 3 years. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church by Pastor Jason Pope and Pastor Doug Anderson with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church..
Mrs. Morris was born April 13, 1933 a daughter of the late Archie Clyde Brock and Nancy Jane Moore Brock of Cheraw, SC. Leona was a lifelong member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church and was one of the oldest living members. Always on Mother’s Day she would be so proud to tell the church how many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren she had. She never hesitated to tell you the exact number. She served her church in many different positions but always loved serving in the nursery along with Nancy Nelson and made sure her babies had enough “animal cookies” on hand for each church service. Mary Leona retired from Weller Industries in Cheraw, SC with over 20 years of service.
Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her parents listed above; husband, Jimmy “J.W.” Morris; son, Junior Morris; daughter-in-law, Kathy Eddins Morris; sisters, Lola Mae Brock Lee of Cheraw, SC, Elizabeth Pierce of Rockingham, NC; brother, Thomas Howard Brock of Cheraw, SC; and grandsons, Justin Parker and James Bogan.
Surviving to cherish her memories are her children, Sheila Snuggs (Lee) of Norwood, NC, Sammy Morris (Cindy) of Chesterfield, SC, Teresa Huntley of Patrick, SC, Clyde Morris of Cornelius, NC, Charles Hancock of Hartsville, SC, Carl Gibson (Carol Ann) of Wadesboro, NC, Jerry (Margaret) Gibson of Lancaster, SC, and Mickey Gibson of Lancaster, SC. Also surviving are her brothers, Calvin Brock (Louise) of Cheraw, SC, John Edward Brock (Dianne) of Cheraw, SC; sister, Diane Allen (Boggan) of Ansonville, NC; sister-in-law, Evelyn Brock of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Jessica, Lee, Clint, Amanda, Mindy, Brendan, Hannah, Whitney, Rosie, Christian, Melissa, Rena, Carly, and Lizzie; numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Westfield Creek Baptist Church, 316 Westfield Church Rd, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Morris family.
Michael Gerald Orr
CHERAW – Mr. Michael Gerald Orr, age 72, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held at 5:00 PM Sunday, August 28, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Reverend Dr. Timothy McClendon and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 4:00 – 5:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Orr was born February 17, 1950, in Etowah, NC, the son of the late Marvin and Marilyn McClain Orr. A man of many talents, Mr. Orr was most recently retired as Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Cheraw and Chesterfield County. Prior to these roles, Mike was a Licensed Residential Contractor, for both South and North Carolina, building houses throughout the Pee Dee of South Carolina and into the southern coastal region of North Carolina as Mike Orr Builders. Mike began his career in Cheraw as owner and operator of WCRE, 1420 AM, where he was known as ‘Michael G,’ and during that time, he was the youngest owner of a radio station in South Carolina. Michael G, served in various roles in numerous civic organizations, and was instrumental in planning many events with the Town of Cheraw and bringing recognition to the ‘Prettiest Town in Dixie’ by use of airtime -an invaluable method of communication at that time. He was very instrumental in establishing and advocating for the Cheraw Recreation Department. Mike was appointed as a charter member of the Olde English Tourism Commission. Mike also served as a mentor to those he employed, many of which were high school students. He took pride in their accomplishments and enjoyed seeing them become contributing members of society; many credit him as laying the foundation to their success.
In November 1970, Mike married the love of his life, Patsy, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. For the next 40 years, he would hold many key roles within the church including Lay Leader for 25 years, Chairman of the Board and Administrative Council, United Methodist Youth Leader, and choir member -defining what it means to walk in faith. Mike was loving, generous, and strong in his faith. He loved his family and will be remembered as one who welcomed everyone to his table; for his uncanny ability to take the scenic route, his booming voice that signaled his approach before he entered the room, for being perpetually late; but also, as one who loved big, meant well, and gave his all -both in life and death.
Mike was predeceased by his parents, listed above, and sister, Carol Orr Clayton; his father and mother-in-law, Walter and Alieth Bruner.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Patsy Bruner Orr, of the home; son, Jonathan Michael Orr (Kristen) of Taylors, SC; 2 daughters, Heather Caroline Orr, of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Meredith Orr Cotton (Rusty) of Marion, SC; four grandchildren, Elliott Michael Orr and Andrew Dansby Orr of Taylors, SC; and Elizabeth Anne Cotton and Caroline Grace Cotton of Marion, SC. These four provided much joy and light into his world -the love he had for them was palpable and being “Bop” was his most favorite role.
He is also survived by a brother, Dr. Robert Lynn Orr (Kathy) of Franklin, NC; 2 brothers-in-law, Harry Clayton of Etowah, NC, and Walter Michael Bruner (Sandy) of Cheraw; and sister-in-law Jo Anne Fields Tumasian (Tony) of Cheraw; paternal aunts of Etowah, NC; cousins, cousins by marriage, niece and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Novinger and his staff for the special care given to Mike; to JoAnne, Dana, and Monica for their continued love and support; and to his devoted brother-in-law, Mike Bruner -you are so loved. Special thanks are also noted for the staff of Crescent Hospice and nurse Brittany Hilton, and the many friends and neighbors that have selflessly been there for Mike.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Carla Reid, 2525 W Market Street Extension, Cheraw, SC 29520; or to Crescent Hospice of Bennettsville, SC, 1039 Cheraw Street, Cheraw, SC 29512.
Donald Wayne ‘Bunky’ Tyner
CHERAW – Mr. Donald Wayne “Bunky” Tyner, age 78, entered into rest on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at his home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, August 26, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Danny Malloy and Bro. Ricky Malloy with burial following in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Tyner was born December 20, 1943 in Kannapolis, NC a son of the late John Daniel Tyner, Sr. and Lillie Parks Tyner. He was a retired employee of Fluor Daniels Construction and a U.S. Army Veteran. Bunky was a member of Forest Pine Church and enjoyed working on tractors. He enjoyed buying and reselling “valuables” and always had a joke to share.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Tyner was also preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Drye; brothers, John Daniel “Bud” Tyner, Jr., and James “Sonny” Tyner.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 49 years, Elizabeth Ellen Tyner of the home; children, Randall (Dalon) Curry, Donald Curry both of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Jessica Curry (Chris) Frasier of Cheraw, SC, Stacy (Brian) Little, Cody Winburn, and Austin Snow all of Cheraw, SC; great grandchildren, Samuel Alford, Dwayne Alford, Deseree Little, Chaytan Little, and Juliette Snow.
Memorials may be made to Crescent Hospice, 1039 Cheraw Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Tyner family.
Barbara H. Watson
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Barbara H. Watson, age 83, entered into rest on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, August 28, 2022 at Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery by Pastor Randy Bishop and Brent Taylor with entombment following. The family received friends from 1:00 – 2:30 PM Sunday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home prior to the procession to graveside.
Mrs. Watson was born September 10, 1938 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Fred William “Dock” and Aletha White Hinson. She was a retired attendance clerk with Chesterfield County Public Schools System where she loved children, especially her “helpers.” Barbara was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the adult choir. Mrs. Watson was a former member and chairperson of the Chesterfield County Election Commission. She was an avid reader and enjoyed music and playing piano, and working in her flowers.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Watson was also preceded in death by her brother, Ronnie Neal Hinson.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 61 years, William B. Watson of the home; children, Amanda “Mandy” Watson McGee and husband, Keith of Lancaster, SC, and Stephen B. Watson of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Ryan McGee of Lancaster, SC, and Ember Watson of Chesterfield, SC; and sister of the heart, Betty Hurst of Cheraw, SC.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Watson family.