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Obituaries January 31, 2024

Alvin L. ‘Skeeter’ Boswell

RUBY – Mr. Alvin L. “Skeeter” Boswell, age 77, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2024. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 3:00 PM at Ruby Baptist Church. The service was officiated by Pastor Ronald Thurman and Brent Taylor, with burial following in the Ruby Cemetery. Prior to the service, the family received friends from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at the church.

Mr. Boswell was born on April 7, 1946 in Anson County, NC, a son of the late Johnny and Essie Deese Boswell. He graduated from Morven High School in 1964 and went on to have a successful career as the manager of Lear’s IGA, where he served for over 40 years. Additionally, he was a member of the Wadesboro Masonic Lodge #772. For the past 13 years, Mr. Boswell served as a member of the Board of Directors for Sandhill Telephone Cooperative, and was currently serving as Vice President.

With a warm and welcoming personality, Skeeter never failed to make people feel at ease in his presence. He possessed a natural friendliness and enjoyed meeting new people and extending his help whenever needed. Known for his storytelling ability, Skeeter had a knack for telling jokes and occasionally playing lighthearted pranks. Those closest to him will remember him for his quick wit and his ability to effortlessly strike up conversations with strangers. Skeeter was also an enthusiastic collector of guns.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Boswell was preceded in death by his wife, Edith “Edie” Locklear Boswell; brothers, Robert “Pete” Boswell, Laurel “Dick” Boswell, and Warren “Cooter” Boswell; and sister, Donnie Faye Griggs.

He is survived by his children, Warren (Susie) Boswell of Ruby, SC and Misty (Danny) Watson of Summerville, SC. He also leaves behind grandchildren Bella-Claire Watson, Jaxon Watson, Zachary (Shelby) Boswell, and Nicholas Boswell, as well as great-grandchildren Weston and Hadleigh. Additionally, he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741 or the Ruby Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 3, Ruby, SC 29741.

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


Betty D. Griffith

CHESTERFIELD – Betty D. Griffith passed away peacefully on January 27. Funeral services will be 2 pm, Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chesterfield. Burial will follow at the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family will receive family and friends in the church fellowship hall from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, prior to the service.

During her 90 years of life, she brought endless joy to her family and friends, and we all have a place in our hearts where her memory will forever remain alive. She was born on October 21, 1933, in Mt. Croghan, S.C., to her parents, Jennings Hobson (J.H.) and Alma Deas Dalrymple, and a loving family of one brother and two sisters, and she remained close to them throughout their lifetimes.

Her family meant everything to her.  Her husband Robert H. “Bobby” Griffith (deceased), sons Richard J. “Dick” Griffith (Ellen), Robert A. Griffith (deceased) (Melanie), and Russell W. Griffith (Laura) all benefited from her generosity, thoughtfulness, and, of course, her great cooking!  She adored her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and siblings, and had close relationships with them all.

She worked for many years with the Chesterfield County School District and also at St. Paul United Methodist Daycare.  She had a particular talent and manner with preschool children and loved to read with them, teach them the basics, and keep them in line with her gentle nature and sweet ways.

The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, donations to St. Paul United Methodist Church at 305 W. Main St., Chesterfield. S.C. 29709 or Spring Hill Assisted Living at 514 S. Gum St., Pageland, S. C. 29728. Special thanks to the staff of Spring Hill Assisted Living, Cheraw Healthcare, McLeod Health, and McLeod Hospice, and Pastor Alisha Hansen, who has provided heartfelt and invaluable spiritual support and guidance throughout Betty’s recent illnesses.

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


Harry Haun

CHERAW – Mr. Harry Haun, 87, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2024. Harry was born on September 16, 1936, in Stephens City, VA, to the late Harry Haun, Sr. and Hazel Blue Haun. He was the widower of his wife, Marolyn Sellers Haun, who sadly passed away only a few days before him. During his life, Mr. Haun served with distinction in the U.S. Navy for approximately 9 years, primarily on Sea Duty. His commitment to duty and service were evident throughout his military career as he served his country with honor. In recognition of his dedication and contribution to the Navy, Harry received an Honorable Discharge in 1962. Harry enjoyed working in his yard. He liked spending most of his time outdoors. Harry was a member of the B&B Hunting Club. Above all else, Harry cherished his family dearly and found immense happiness in their presence. His greatest joy came from spending quality time with them and creating lasting memories together. Harry will be remembered for his unwavering love for his family, his commitment to serving his country honorably, and his passion for the great outdoors. His presence will be profoundly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Harry is predeceased by his parents and wife listed above, his first wife, Mary Frances Haun; his son, Fred Allan (Buddy) Haun; his sisters, Mary Luttrel and Helen Luttrel.

Harry is survived by his son, Harry Lee Haun, III (Patti) of Georgetown, SC; his daughter, Wanda Smith (Chris) of Cheraw, SC; step-sons, Glen Lampley (Kathy Lee) and Tim Lampley both of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Kelley Hyatt, Lauren Sims (Josh), Erik Sims (Jordan); great-grandchildren, Sophia, Mason, Aria, Natalie, Oliver, Grayson, Lillian; his sisters, Ruth Marre (Mike), Barbara Johnson, and Peggy Barrow; and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 12:00PM to 1:00PM at Kiser Funeral Home on Thursday, January 25, 2024.

A funeral service followed at 1:00PM on Thursday, January 25, 2024 in the Chapel of Kiser Funeral Home.


Lloyd Hilton Sr.

MCBEE – Lloyd Daniuel “Shorty” Hilton, Sr., 85, died Wednesday, January 24, 2024.  He was the son of the late Horace Cecil Hilton and Rosa Mae Wallace Kelly, and the widower of Joan Lynn Horton Hilton.

Shorty is survived by his children, Cherri Tyner (Sim), of McBee, Cindy Lawhorn (Michael Outen), of Kershaw, Christy Brackett, of McBee, Kellie McNichols, of St. Cloud, FL, Angie Talbert (Clancey), of Cassatt, Bug Talbert, of Cassatt, Lloyd Hilton, Jr., of McBee; 18 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Dora Kelly, of Sumter.

Other than his parents, Shorty was predeceased by a daughter, Joni Gray; brothers, Cecil Hilton, Buck Hilton, Alfred Hilton, Woody Kelly; sister, Faye Hilton; and granddaughter, Sinthya Talbert.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is assisting the family.

Condolences may be left online for the Hilton family at


Deborah W. Ingram

CHERAW – Mrs. Deborah W. Ingram, age 75, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2024. Born in Miami, FL, she was a daughter of the late Robson Horace and Nadine Brannon Wright. She was the widow of Emsley G. Ingram.  She was a founding member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. Mrs. Ingram was a retired elementary school teacher (32 years, Chesterfield County School District, Cheraw Elementary/Intermediate Schools). She enjoyed reading, painting, and taking art lessons.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth (Matt) Crow of Cheraw, SC; a brother, Michael (Linda) Wright of Port Orange, FL; a sister, Kathryn Wagner of Lowell, AR; a brother-in-law, Thomas E. Ingram, Jr. of Cheraw, SC; a sister-in-law, Sallie Goldfinch of Cheraw, SC. Also, her beloved cat, “Sweetie”.

The family would like express, a sincere thanks to all the dedicated professionals that took such good care of Mrs. Ingram. (Dr. John Frank McLeod, III, Dr. Farhan Maqsood, Dana Hooks, Beatrice Thomas, Anne Sellers, Delora Singletary, McLeod Hospice House-Florence, and Fresenius Kidney Care Cheraw).

A graveside was held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service at the graveside.

Memorials may be made to FDTC Educational Foundation- Early Care and Education Program, 2715 W. Lucas Street, Florence, SC 29501.

Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Ingram family during their time of grief.

Online condolences may be made at


Christopher Allen Quick

WALLACE – Mr. Christopher Allen Quick affectionately known as “Nomee”, 48, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Chris was born on April 21, 1975, to his mother, Darlene Blue. Chris graduated from Mission of Faith Christian School in Wallace, South Carolina. Chris was a true outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had a remarkable talent for nurturing flowers and tending to gardens. Chris was very skilled with mechanics and spent a lot of time working on his Pa’s truck. Above all else, Chris cherished his family dearly. He exemplified his love by always being there for them and ensuring their well-being. He selflessly devoted himself to caring for those he held dear to his heart. Chris will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to his loved ones and his knack for all things outdoors. His presence will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched.

Chris is predeceased by his step-father, Hamer Cottingham; grandparents, Luther and Allene Quick; and uncle, Levone Quick.

Chris is survived by his wife, Debra Quick of Wallace, SC; his daughter, Willow Quick; and his mother, Darlene Blue of Wallace, SC.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at 3:00PM, Sunday, January 28, 2023, at Whites Creek Baptist Church in Wallace, South Carolina. The family received friends prior to the service at the church from 2:00PM to 3:00PM.

Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Quick family during their time of grief.

Memorials may be made to the Mayo Clinic for Rare Diseases, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

Online condolences can be made at


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