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Obituaries Oct. 5, 2022

Susan “Gilmour” Eschenfelder

CHERAW – Susan “Gilmour” Eschenfelder, 55, died on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Susan was a daughter of Faye and the late Robert John Eschenfelder. She spent her early years in Pennsylvania.

Susan was a member of the S.C. Broadcasters’ Association and was instrumental in helping develop WCRE into an award-winning station. She could be found in the radio station running the board most Friday nights during Cheraw Braves football broadcasts. Before coming to WCRE, she worked at Z103 in Cheraw and WFMO and Z101 in Fairmont, N.C.

Susan liked to say she got her start in broadcasting because she could read, and her voice on the radio was often the calm in literal storms as she advised people about school closings and road conditions. Her commitment to helping people in times of trouble led to her being a member of the Chesterfield County Emergency Preparedness Task Force.

In addition, Susan was a member of Cheraw First United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and took an active part in the life of the church.

Susan enjoyed crafting, including sewing and making jewelry, singing and reading.

She is survived by her mother, Faye Eschenfelder of the home; a daughter, Amy Michelle Eschenfelder of the home; and a sister, Ellen Jane (Rick Fieldman) Eschenfelder of Lansdowne, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert John Eschenfelder.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at First United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Kiser Funeral Home.


Clyde Biven Morris

CORNELIUS, N.C. – Clyde Biven Morris, age 60, entered into rest on Monday, September 26, 2022. The family will host a private graveside service at Westfield Creek Baptist Church.

Mr. Morris was born February 7, 1962 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late James William and Mary Leona Brock Morris. Clyde was an animal lover who would spend his days walking and caring for dogs. Clyde also had a heart for the less fortunate as he would often feed and care for the homeless.


In addition to his parents, Clyde was also preceded in death by his brother, JW Morris; nephews, Justin Parker, and James Bogan; and his beloved pet, “Cici.”

Survivors include his siblings, Sheila Snuggs (Lee) of Norwood, NC, Sammy Morris (Cindy) of Chesterfield, SC, Teresa Huntley of Patrick, SC, Charles Hancock of Hartsville, SC, Carl Gibson (Carol Ann) of Wadesboro, NC, Jerry (Margaret) Gibson of Lancaster, SC, Mickey Gibson of Lancaster, SC; beloved dog, “Shug”; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made in Clyde’s memory online to the Piedmont Animal Rescue at

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


Fannie Chavis Sylvia

Fannie Chavis Sylvia, 76, died Saturday, October 1, 2022. Born in Bennettsville, SC she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Jane Grant Chavis. She enjoyed reading. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving is her husband Gilbert R. Sylvia of the home, daughters, Judy (Ronnie) Rule of Easley, SC, Debbie Grice of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Ashley Rule, Tommy Lee Grice, Leslie Hodge, great grandchildren, Leroy Purvis, Abigail Purvis, Tallon Grice, and a brother, Wayne (Lucy) Tucker Chavis of Cheraw, SC.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, brothers, F.B. Chavis, Elijah Chavis, Junior Chavis, sisters, Sarah Shaw and Vera Leviner.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, October 3, 2022 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at Cheraw Church of God. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to: Crescent Hospice, 116 N. Liberty St., Bennettsville, SC 29512.


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