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Obituaries October 26, 2022

Leroy Cheek Jr.

WALLACE – Mr. Leroy Manton Cheek, Jr., 65, died on Friday, October 21, 2022. Born, December 27, 1956, in Marlboro County, SC, he was the son of the late Leroy Manton “Buddy” Cheek Sr. and the late Hazel Lenora Wiggins Cheek.  Leroy worked for Delta Mills and Carolina Canners.

Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his sisters, J. Victoria Smith, and Phyllis Butler.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Peggy Hatcher of the home; a son, Leroy M. Cheek, III (Lynn) of Chesterfield, SC; a daughter, Crystal Michelle Cheek of Wallace, SC; sisters, Deborah Dixon of Patrick, SC, and Agenia Quick of Bennettsville, SC; grandchildren, Taylor Cheek (Perk), Lorina Steen (Miranda), Audrey Cheek (Andrew), Krista Cheek (Patrick), Madalin Cheek (Keith), Leroy Cheek IV, John Michael Cheek, and Thomas Key, Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Isley Elease Steen, and John Wayne Maultsby.

No services are planned at this time.

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

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Edward Walter ‘Junior’ Craven Jr.

WALLACE – Mr. Edward Walter “Junior” Craven, Jr., 71, died on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.  Born, April 12, 1951, in Pinehurst, NC, he was a son of the late, Edward Walter Craven, Sr. and the late Mary Ellen Gibson.  Junior loved racing cars and watching NASCAR. He also enjoyed watching Westerns and enjoyed working in his auto shop. Junior was an expert in car repair, and everyone around knew that he was the one to come to for vehicle sales and repair.  He worked for many years in sales and with Nivens Hardware and Edwards Wholesale.  Junior will be remembered as always willing to help others.

Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles Gibson, and a brother, John Craven.

Junior leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of almost 50 years, Cathy Hatcher Craven of the home; son, Chad Craven (Alisha) of Wadesboro, NC; daughter, Kristin Craven-Redmond (Kernard) of Pageland, SC; sisters, Nancy Rheault (Bob) of Rockingham, NC, and Patsy Coburn of Elon, NC; grandchildren, Margie Craven of Columbia, SC, and Alexis Redmond of Pageland, SC; several nieces and nephews; racing buddies, Marion Watson, and Marty Stewart; and many friends.

A private graveside service will be held by the family.

The family received friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.

Memorials may be made to the Guest House at McLeod, PO BOX 100551, Florence, SC 29502.

The family would like to thank the staff and physicians at Scotland Memorial Hospital, McLeod Hospital and McLeod Hospice for the compassion and care that they were shown during Mr. Craven’s illness.

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

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Jerry Claude Jenkins

PAGELAND – Mr. Jerry Claude Jenkins, age 80, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Jenkins was born July 6, 1942 in Pageland, SC a son of the late Claude and Mary Helms Jenkins. Claude was a retiree of Springs Industries after 45 years of service. Mr. Jenkins was also a longtime member of Providence Baptist Church. In his later years, Claude became known for his love of collecting and trading anvils.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Veronica Tucker Jenkins of the home; daughter, Christa (Mike) Sullivan of Monroe, SC; son, Andre Jenkins of Pageland, SC; sister, Ann Peay of Pageland, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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


John Allison Jones Sr.

CHESTERFIELD – John Allison Jones, Sr. died peacefully surrounded by family and went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 18, 2022.

John was born September 12, 1931, to the late Grady John and Ollie Matthews Jones in Williamsburg County, SC.  As the family relocated to lower Florence County, John spent many years working alongside his parents and 7 siblings on a tobacco farm.  He was very proud of the heritage and close family bonds that grew from life on the farm in Ard Crossroads. He graduated from Johnsonville High School and went on to enlist in the United States Navy, serving two tours aboard the USS Yorktown as a communications specialist.  He later attended Wingate Junior College where he met and fell in love with Sara Helms.  He continued his education at East Carolina University.  John was a standout athlete on the baseball teams at Johnsonville High School, Wingate College and East Carolina University.

After a brief teaching position at Parkwood High School in Monroe, NC, John taught U.S. History, coached football and basketball, and later served as Principal of Bennettsville High School in Bennettsville, SC.  He readily shared that his years as a Bennettsville “Green Gremlin” were some of the happiest days of his career and cherished the relationships with friends from Marlboro County throughout his life. John later enjoyed serving as the superintendent in two great SC school districts: Latta Schools and Chesterfield County Schools. Upon retirement, he enjoyed many years as Headmaster of Marlboro Academy in Bennettsville.

John was an active member of Chesterfield Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He had a great passion for children and supported Connie Maxwell Children’s Home as a board member for many years. John was a member of the American Legion Post 74. He enjoyed weekly outings with his golfing buddies, any chance to fish at the beach with his siblings, and over 25 years of helping his brother with the annual family Thanksgiving barbecue.

John was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sara, and was a devoted father to his three sons; Dr. John, Jr. of Monroe, N.C.; Major General Jeffrey (Amanda) of Lexington, S.C.; and Jason (April) of Fort Mill, S.C.; his grandchildren Houston Jones, Lydia Jones, and Sara Isobel Jones.  Also, he is survived by loving siblings; Ira Snead of Spartanburg, S.C; and Shirley Macklin (Dr. A.W.) of Raleigh, N.C.; wonderful brothers and sisters in-law, many well-loved nieces and nephews, and special cousins from Johnsonville.  He was preceded in death by siblings Hubert Jones, Ilee Lee, Jackie Bucher, Weldon Jones, and Mary Wade.

We the family send our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Dr. John F. McLeod, III, and his staff for the years of dedicated care for our family as well as the outstanding staff members of Cheraw Healthcare and Compassion Home Care in Cheraw. Special gratitude to Charlie Teal and Bill Stubbs for their many years of friendship as well as dear neighbors Henry and Barbara Moore.

A Celebration of Life service took place on Friday, October 21st, at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Rev. Randy Bishop and Rev. Allen Usher with the burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family received friends from 12:30 until 2:00 at Chesterfield Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.


Edward McCall

FLORENCE – Edward McCall, age 82, from Florence, SC went to be with the Lord on October 20th, 2022. Affectionately known as Snoop, he was an avid Cowboy Fan, loved fishing, jazz, and playing word search. Edward was born on April 14, 1940, to James and Elouise McCall at the McLeod Infirmary. He lost his mother tragically at 3 months and was raised by his Grandmother Lulu Burno. He attended but did not matriculate the course of instruction in the Florence County School System before becoming a carpenter and handyman. He lived in Brockton, MA for 50 year before returning to Florence. He was a resident at the Burgess Residential Home in Dillion, SC until his transfer in September of this year to the Rehabilitation Center of Cheraw.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Lulu Burno, his mother Elouise McCall, his father James McCall, and grandson Jamuri Adams.

He is survived by his son Walter Adams of Lexington Park, MD, his daughter Edwina McCall-Davis of Philadelphia, PA, his nine grandchildren Jadrien, Walter, Antoinette, Leslie, Cassia, Alexandria, and Brittany, ten great-grandchildren Jayla, Allejah, Kalyssa, London, Jayson, Karlee, Laylah, Amere, Suriyah, Serenity, and one great-great granddaughter, Suri.

The family will have a memorial at a later date.

All Cards and flowers may be sent to Adams-McCall Family 46117 Lucca Way, Lexington Park, MD 20653 or Adams-McCall Family 5982 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19138

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

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Geneva ‘Nene’ McDougald McGilvray

CHERAW – Geneva “Nene” McDougald McGilvray, 94, died Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

Born, July 13, 1928, in Rockingham, NC, she was a daughter of the late Clyde D. “CD” and Sarah F. Rainwater McDougald. She was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church where she had served in the sanctuary choir, the Henrietta Isgett Sunday School Class, Finance Committee, and the WMU.  She retired from APAC as an accountant controller.

Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her husband, James F. “Ben” McGilvray; a son, Michael Gene McGilvray; brothers, Richard E. McDougald, Gene C. McDougald, and Boyce A. McDougald; a sister, Sara M. Stanton.

Mrs. McGilvray leaves behind to cherish her memory, a son, James C. “Jimmy” McGilvray (Nancy) of Moultrie, GA; sisters, Laura A. Haley (Charles) of Florence, SC, and Sue F. Lee of Florence, SC; grandchildren, Amy M. DeWeese (Keith) of Annapolis, MD, Eric J. McGilvray (Becky) of Atlanta, GA, and Jena E. Willis (Hayden) of Moultrie, GA; great-grandchildren, Molly S. McGilvray, James P. McGilvray, Benjamin DeWeese, Merritt Willis, and Tristan Willis.

A graveside service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.

The family received friends from 2:00 until 2:45 p.m., on Sunday, October 23, 2022, prior to the service at Kiser Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to Regency Hospice, 205 East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or to Cheraw First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the McGilvray family in their time of need.

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Christopher Eugene Stone

CHERAW – Mr. Christopher Eugene Stone, 57, died on Thursday, October 20, 2022.  Born, March 6, 1965, in Kansas City, MO, he was son of the late Gladys Stone.  Mr. Stone was very patriotic and loved Eagles, American Flags, and motorcycles.  Kid Rock was his favorite musician, and he loved root beer and chicken enchiladas.  Christopher also had a sweet tooth, enjoying oatmeal cream pies and ice cream.

Christopher was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Stone.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Lori Stone; a son, Matthew Kohrell of Cheraw, SC; daughters, Tiffany Stone of Kansas City, MO, Angela Riedl of Kansas City, MO, and Crystal Jester (Kurtis) of Kansas City, MO; sisters, Carolyn Manning of Kansas City, MO, and Tina Stone of Kansas City, MO; thirteen grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A private service will be held at a later date.

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

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