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Obituaries Dec. 28, 2022

Eleanor Haley Anderson

Eleanor Haley Anderson, age 94, passed away into the loving arms of our Lord on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in Highlands, NC, following a brief critical illness and several years of declining health.
Eleanor was born in Cheraw, SC to Volina Rivers Haley and Charles Boyd Haley, Sr. She and her husband, the late Rev. Dr. E.S. Andy Anderson, moved to Fort Myers, Florida in 1956 when he became pastor of Riverside Baptist Church. They retired to Fort Myers Beach where Eleanor continued to live after his death until losing her home to Hurricane Ian in September 2022.
Eleanor was an author and ghost writer for her husband throughout his ministry. Known to her family as “Baba,” she was the much beloved family matriarch. She was also well known in the Fort Myers Beach community and was always treated as a “Queen” everywhere she went. Eleanor was a deeply committed Christian who loved to support mission causes across the world. She loved reading books, going to movies at the Beach Theater, vacationing at Disney World (her favorite ride was “Soarin” at EPCOT and riding on the bus to and from the parks), and going to the Everglades Wonder Gardens. Her favorite animal there was “Buddha”, a very large male iguana! She loved Tuesdays, her favorite outing, where she got her hair “fixed” and had lunch at one of her favorite restaurants.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son-in-law, Dale Conn, a brother, Fred Haley, and a granddaughter, Billie Locke. She is survived by her children: Mary Anne Conn (Gene Blouse) of Winchester, TN; Ron Anderson (Nancy) of Highlands, NC; and Sonja Locke (Dwight) of Fort Myers Beach, FL. She is also survived by a sister, Alice Bunton (Raymond), brothers, Charles Haley (Laura) and Rev. David Haley (Binky), 10 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were made by Bryant-Grant Funeral Home of Franklin, NC, with Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens, who provided a private family graveside service on December 10, 2022, led by her brother, Rev. David Haley.
Memorial contributions may be made to Everglades Wonder Gardens, 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135-5405 ( It was her favorite place in the world.


John Kenneth Jenkins

MT. CROGHAN – Mr. John Kenneth Jenkins, 85, of Mt. Croghan, SC passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 in Charlotte, NC surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Jenkins was born on October 23, 1937 in Ruby, SC to the late John Paul Jenkins and Susie Mildred Gulledge Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming. Because of his love for people and not wanting to see anyone to be hungry, he loved to feed people in his community. He is predeceased by his sisters, Juanita Jenkins Gulledge and Margaret Jenkins Little and brother, Gerald Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins is survived by his wife of 30 years, Linda Allen of Mt. Croghan, SC; step-sons, Michael Knight and Anthony Knight both of Mt. Croghan, SC; step-daughter, Linda McCarn (Jeff) of Jefferson, SC; sisters, Pauline Hurst and Jean Gleach (William) both of Chesterfield, SC; step-grandchildren, Anthony Knight, Jr, Derrick McManus, Jeffrey McCarn Jr., Drake Knight, Amanda Knight, Samantha McCarn and Darren Knight; step-great grandchildren, Declan, Kensington and Remington; special niece, Kathy Purvis (John) of Ruby, SC; numerous nieces and nephews and his fur-baby, Little Bit. Visitation was from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Monday, December 26, 2022 at Baumgartner Funeral Home, 708 West McGregor Street, Pageland, SC. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 26, 2022 at Baumgartner Funeral Home with Pastor Ricky Jenkins officiating. Burial followed at Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. The family would like to send our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Regency Southern Care Hospice Services for all of their love and support while caring for him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oakland Baptist Church, C/O Janice Sowell, 749 TS Sellers Rd., Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Hospice of Chesterfield Co. Foundation, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina ( is assisting the Jenkins family.


Albert Lucas Kirven Jr.
It is with deep sorrow that the Kirven family announces the death of Mr. Albert Lucas Kirven, Jr., 79. Mr. Kirven entered into rest on Thursday, December 8, 2022. The Directors of Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home & Crematory are caring for the family.
A funeral service to honor his life was held at 2:00 pm on Monday, December 12th, 2022 in the Chapel of Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The Rev. John Hamilton, The Rev. Buddy Amerson, and The Rev. Danny Holley will officiate with burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Kirven was born in Darlington County, SC to the late Albert Lucas “Josh” Kirven, Sr. and the late Millie Oliver Kirven. He retired from INA Bearing after 32 years of service and previously worked for Perfection American for 20 years. He was a member of the McBee Masonic Lodge #313. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and a member of the Omar Shrine Provost Guard. Albert enjoyed life and stayed busy. He will be missed dearly.
Surviving are his wife, Macey Atkinson Kirven of Hartsville, SC; son, John L. “Lukie” Kirven (DeAnn) of McBee, SC; sisters, Roberta Polk of Patrick, SC, Bobbie Scott (Ken) of Hartsville, SC; grandchildren, Lily Kirven Barefoot (Casey), Oliva Kirven; great-grandchildren, Logan Barefoot, Elise Barefoot.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Melvin Kirven; sisters, Doris Kirven, and Paula Lovin.
Memorials may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 ( or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas TX, 75284-06992 (


Alvin D. ‘BoBo’ Tarleton

CHERAW – Mr. Alvin D. “BoBo” Tarleton, age 79, entered into rest on Monday, December 19, 2022 at his home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, December 22, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Tarleton was born October 9, 1943 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Walter Braxton and Viola Wallace Tarleton. He was a retired contractor who was very talented in construction. BoBo enjoyed watching westerns and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Tarleton was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Polson Tarleton; and brother, Kenneth “K.T.” Tarleton.

Survivors include his daughter, Robbie (David) O’Neal of Patrick, SC; grandsons, Kevin (Liz) O’Neal of Charlotte, NC, David (Amber) O’Neal of Cheraw, SC; brother, Walter Maynard (Judy) Tarleton of Cheraw, SC; sister, Margaret Helen Jones of Cheraw, SC; numerous nephews and one niece.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice for the excellent care and love shown to Mr. Tarleton and their family.

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


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