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Obituaries Dec. 6, 2023

JoAnne Winburn Morgan

CHERAW – Mrs. JoAnne Winburn Morgan, age 87, entered into rest on Sunday, November 26, 2023. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 2, 2023 at First United Methodist Church officiated by Pastor Keith Stewart with burial following in the Old St. David’s Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service in the church parlor.

Mrs. Morgan was born on January 17, 1936 in Patrick, SC to William Edward and Flossie Turnage Winburn. She attended Thornwell High School in Clinton, SC and later graduated from Spartanburg General Hospital X-ray & Radiology School. Mrs. Morgan began her career at Chesterfield General Hospital and dedicated 45 years of service before retiring from Scotland Memorial Hospital.
Devoted to her faith, Mrs. Morgan was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, SC. She actively participated in the United Methodist Women in Faith and the Kinsey Mulloy Bible Class. Over the years, she received numerous recognitions for her volunteer service to the church. Mrs. Morgan had a passion for bird watching and gardening, earning a reputation for her remarkable gardening skills and designating a name to every plant she grew. However, above all else, she cherished her family deeply and embraced time spent with friends.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by her husband PFC William “Tootie” Morgan Jr., son, William Battle Morgan III, siblings, William Francis “Billy” Winburn, John Edward Winburn (her twin brother), Margaret Winburn Westmoreland, and Susan Winburn McKenna; as well as sisters-in-law Emma Jean Winburn, Hilda Wilds, Sara Wicker; and nephew Bill Winburn.
Mrs. Morgan is survived by her granddaughter, Amber (Lori) Morgan of Charlotte, NC, as well as her sister-in-law Patricia Morgan and brother-in-law George (Matha) Morgan of Smithfield, NC. She also leaves behind several beloved nieces and nephews including Paulette (Buddy) Freeman, Lisa Westmoreland, Karen (Terry) Teal, Meg (Rob) Lewis, Gerald (Lib) Turner, Shannon (Jeff) Johnson. Furthermore, she will be dearly missed by her loving church family at First United Methodist Church.
In memory of Mrs. JoAnne Winburn Morgan, contributions may be made to the Thornwell Home for Children at P.O. Box 60, Clinton, SC 29325 or to First United Methodist Church at 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

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


William ‘Bill’ Peele Stubbs Sr.

CHESTERFIELD – William “Bill” Peele Stubbs, Sr. of Chesterfield, SC died on December 1, 2023. He was born on May 14, 1933 to the late James and Mamie Quick Stubbs of McColl, SC and was the husband to Margery Goforth Stubbs. A Celebration of Life service will be 3:00 PM Sunday, December 10, 2023 at St. Paul United Methodist Church by Pastor Alisha Hansen with a reception to follow in the church fellowship hall. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Bill was one of eight siblings that were a blessing and support to him. He graduated from McColl High School in 1951. He was given the chance to further his education at Presbyterian College, when he received a music scholarship with the Presbyterian College Choir. He graduated with the BS in Elementary Education in 1960. Later, he gained his Master’s Degree in Administration from Western Carolina.

Bill met Margery Goforth on a double date in Columbia. They started dating and later, married on August 21, 1960 in Columbia. They resided early in McColl, SC on the Stubbs family farm. The family moved to Chesterfield in 1973 with their three children and his mother, Mamie Q. Stubbs.

Bill worked as a Social Studies teacher at Bennettsville Elementary. He was also a principal at the Bennettsville Elementary, before becoming Headmaster at Marlboro Academy and a coach at Marlboro Academy for the girls’ basketball team.  When his family moved to Chesterfield, he became the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools. He continued in this position until he retired on June 30, 1994. Later, he was co-Headmaster at Marlboro Academy with his friend John Jones.

Bill liked to stay active in the community. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He sang as a bass in the Chancel Choir. He was active with their Sunday School class and the United Methodist Men. He also worked with several committees in the church and in the county, like The Gideons, Sandhills Emmaus, Tri-County Mental Health Board and many more. He especially loved working at the Red Bird Mission in Kentucky with the UMC group. He worked on upgrading homes in impoverished areas and spreading God’s love for everyone. Bill didn’t just say that he was a Christian but he also put his love for his Lord into action.

Bill’s love of music kept him involved in the Marlboro Arts Council and Hometown. He performed in several musicals with his beloved Marlboro friends. Marlboro County and the people in it had a special place in his heart. He and his late wife, Margery, enjoyed attending musicals, plays and performances throughout the region.

His favorite activity was being around family and friends. Family reunions and gatherings near the holidays were an exciting part of his life. He liked telling jokes to make people smile. He especially loved ALL of the desserts that were available.

Survivors include sons, William “Bill” Stubbs, Jr. and wife, Diane of Columbia, James “Jim” Stubbs and wife, Sara of Stallings, NC; daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” Stubbs Hough and husband, Austin of Chesterfield; grandchildren, William Stubbs, Emily Stubbs, Jenna Hough and Ethan Hough; sister, Jacque S. McLellan of Lexington; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margery Goforth Stubbs, and his siblings, Raymond Stubbs, Eula S. Gulick, Elizabeth “Lib” S. Steen, Becky S. Lane, Frances S. Watson and Marion Stubbs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul UMC 305 W. Main St. Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Chesterfield County Administrators Association (CCAA) and mail to Beth Hough PO Box 8 Chesterfield, SC 29709. CCAA gives scholarships to future education students.

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



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