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Obituaries Feb. 7, 2024

Callahan Johnson

CHESTERFIELD – We are saddened to announce the loss of baby Callahan Johnson, who was welcomed into the arms of Jesus. Callahan was the beloved, expectant child of Seth and Grace Johnson.

“Our precious child was called to Heaven sooner than we would have ever thought, though the pain of today is unbearable and unimaginable, we must find strength in the Lord, whose plans are far greater than our own. Despite the pain of losing Callahan, we are thankful for the months we had. We lovingly honor our first child and believe that we will all be reunited one day.”

Psalm 139:13-16

“For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.”

Baby Callahan was welcomed into heaven by great-grandfathers, “Daddy G” Richard J. Gardner, Sr. and John D. Davis.

Left to cherish baby Callahan’s memory, parents, Seth and Grace Johnson of Chesterfield, SC; grandparents, Mark and Cathy Phillips of Ruby, SC, and Amanda Johnson of Chesterfield, SC; great-grandmothers, Marie Gardner of McBee, SC, and Kris Stothard of Wolcott, NY; uncles and aunts, Kyle and Katherine Phillips of Chesterfield, SC, Madison and Zack Sellers of Chesterfield, SC, Kensley Lewis and Dylan Owen of Cheraw, SC; cousins, Kaden, Rhett, Calhoun, and Poppy; and many more extended family members and close friends.

The family would like to thank their family and friends for their kindness and support throughout this difficult time.  Every prayer, text, call, flower, and food delivery has meant the world to them.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.kiserfuneralhome.com.

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Danny Edward Lewis

CLIO – Danny “Dan” Edward Lewis, 68, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. He was born in Richmond, Virginia to the late Romeo Edward Lewis and Gracie Francisco Lewis Harper.

Dan led a fulfilling life and leaves behind cherished memories that will forever be treasured by those who knew him. He was a member of the Finish Strong Cycling Team and actively participated in the Central Carolina Senior Golf Tour. Dan served his country proudly as a US Army Special Forces veteran, having served with the renowned 82nd Airborne Division.

In his leisure time, Dan found joy in pursuing his passions for golfing, hunting, kayaking, and immersing himself in the beauty of the outdoors. Dan’s most cherished moments were those spent with the love of his life, Denise, simply living life side by side holding each other, dancing together, and loving each other more and more deeply every step of the way. He deeply loved his family and friends, and treasured the time spent together, creating lasting bonds and endless memories that will be forever held dear.

Dan is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Denise Margaret Lewis, daughters,

Jessica Goodrow of Shannon, NC, Kimberly Taylor of Charlotte, NC, and Holly Taylor (Marel Hernandez) of Summerville, SC; and six grandchildren, Jospeh, Abby, Cameron, Kennedy, Colton, and Greyson.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, and his stepfather, Edward Harper.

The family received friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Kiser Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024, in the chapel of Kiser Funeral Home.

Burial followed at the Lewis Home, 3161 Hwy 381 South, Clio, SC 29525.

Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Lewis Family in their time of grief.

Online condolences may be made at www.kiserfuneralhome.com.

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Virginia Outen Miller

Virginia Outen Miller was born first of four children to parents Jesse Ellison Outen and Theo Horton Outen on July 22, 1921. She grew up in Cheraw and began working at South Carolina National Bank starting in 1943. She worked there for 3 years and during that time met Boyd Miller, Jr. from Bennettsville. He loved Virginia almost at first sight. She was determined to keep working when other women were staying home after marriage. Boyd would not take no for an answer and persuaded her to marry him in 1946. She changed jobs when she moved to Bennettsville and began working at Marlboro Trust which later merged with First National Bank headquartered in Columbia. First National became South Carolina National Bank. South Carolina National became Wachovia. Virginia retired after 42 years in banking in 1985.

Virginia loved her First Methodist Church and was a wonderful children’s Sunday School teacher for many years. Although she had no children of her own, she was good with them and touched the lives of many children through those years of teaching. She had a lot of funny stories to tell about her Sunday School classes. She was a devoted church worker and served in many capacities over the years. Her strong faith and care for others made her always available to help.

Virginia was a loving wife to Boyd and friend to many. People in the community knew they could expect her to sort out with a smile any banking need they might take to her. At 102 Virginia was still able to think circles around others and was in full control of her life. She died peacefully sitting in her recliner preparing for another day with her Bible and devotion next to her.

Virginia was predeceased by her sister Ann Marie Thompson. Her brother Ellison is 100 and lives at the Veteran’s Village in Florence, SC. Her sister Mary Lee Morrison is at Scotia Village in Laurinburg and is 97 years old. Virginia is also survived by nieces Katherine Marie Thompson Summerlin, Mary Ann Morrison McLean, Nancy Lynn Morrison Nance and Virginia Outen Caughman and a nephew Jimmy Outen. Grand nieces and nephews include Virginia Lauren Outen, Mirium Outen MacCheyne, Catherine Rose MacCheyne, Julia Grace MacCheyne, Cynthia Caughman Vannoy and Will Caughman. She is also survived by a close family friend, Todd Garris.

A memorial service for Virginia Miller will be held at 3pm on February 11 at First Methodist Church 311 East Main Street Bennettsville, SC 29512

MEMORIAL GIFTS MAY BE GIVEN TO FIRST METHODIST CHURCH PO BOX 456 BENNETTSVILLE, SC 29512.

Online condolences may be made at www.bfhbennettsville.com.

Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the family of Virginia Outen Miller.

 

 

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