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Obituaries Feb. 28, 2024

Sandra Vause Coker

CHERAW – Sandra Vause Coker, 83, passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of February 20, 2024 surrounded by her loving family.

Born October 3, 1940 to parents Woodrow James Vause and Lutricia Oliver Vause, Sandra was raised in the Vausetown area of Florence County along with her two sisters. It was there she met and married the love of her life, Dowell “Red” Coker. The couple later welcomed their two beautiful daughters, Dawn and Penny.

In 1963 Red’s career brought he, Sandra and their girls to Cheraw where she immediately made lifelong friends and became active in her community. She took pride in being a homemaker while her girls were young. Among her many roles were Girl Scout Troop leader, PTA President and volunteer & trip chaperone for Cheraw Academy. Sandra also volunteered for the American Red Cross and the Welcome Wagon, which gave her the opportunity to meet and welcome newcomers to Cheraw as she had once been welcomed so kindly.

Following her mother’s advice upon her arrival to Cheraw, she immediately sought out a church family to belong to. Sandra became longtime member of First Baptist Church of Cheraw, where she met many lifelong friends, was active in many church activities and especially loved the Friendship Sunday School Class to which she belonged for many years. Among her favorite groups that she belonged to was her Bridge Club, who for many years enjoyed countless hours of not just games of bridge but love, friendship and laughter.

After her daughters flew the nest, Sandra began her career with Estée Lauder which lasted more than 20 years and was a perfect fit as it allowed her to combine all of her favorite things – fashion, beauty, meeting new people and traveling. It was during this time she met and befriended her lifelong friends the Estée Lauder Ladies. Traveling the world was one of her favorite pastimes and she enjoyed that love with many, including her family and her beloved Bridge Club and Estée Lauder Ladies. She also earned her most cherished title yet during these years which was grandmother, becoming “Nanny” to her four grandchildren and later four great grandchildren. They all were truly the lights of her life.

Sandra will always be remembered for her love of entertaining, decorating and making people feel welcome. She was especially known for her beauty and class, and loved by her family and friends for always extending a helping hand to anyone in need. Fiercely protective of those she loved, she would stand up for her family and friends when the occasion required her to do so. Sandra proudly instilled in her daughters and granddaughters the belief that a new outfit for every big event was required, to always have a set of pearls handy and that no matter the occasion, lipstick was a necessity.

Sandra was predeceased by her parents listed above, beloved husband Dowell “Red” Coker, sister Shirley Vause Hill, many beloved Coker in-laws, and her faithful canine & feline companions Chester and Clem Tigger.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters Dawn (Charles) Rayfield and Penny (Robert) Angle; grandchildren Sarra (Jeffrey) Furr, Alex (Banyon Ford) Maier, Duward Angle and Penelope Jean Angle; great grandchildren George Coker Furr, Zoie Ford, Poppy Ford, and Xander Ford; sister Zan (Mike) Spurgeon and sister-in-law Jean Coker; grandsons of the heart Blair Angle and family, Lee Angle and family, Heath Rayfield and family and Justin Rayfield and family; son of the heart John Chapman, and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Sunday March 3, 2024 at 2pm in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, with the family receiving visitors prior to the service at 1pm. Memorials may be made to the Friendship Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church or McLeod Hospice, who took such wonderful care of Sandra in her final days.

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

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Timothy Ward Jackson

CHERAW –  Mr. Timothy Ward Jackson, 41, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024. He was the son of Patricia McGirt Moore and the late Troy Lenard Jackson. Timothy was an avid outdoorsman. He had a passion for the outdoors and found joy spending time fishing and hunting. Racing cars was another passion of his, often seen at the dragstrip on weekends pursuing this hobby he loved. As a dedicated Dallas Cowboys fan, Timothy never missed a game, often seen sporting his favorite Cowboys ballcap. Exploring new places was another one of Timothy’s joys, frequently embarking on road trips to Georgia and Florida. The heart of his happiness resided in spending precious moments with his family, cherishing every opportunity to be together. Timothy leaves behind a legacy as a deeply loved and respected individual who had a lasting impact on those around him.

Timothy was predeceased by his father, Troy Lenard Jackson and his grandmother, Margaret Judy McGirt.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother and step-father, Patricia and Chris Moore of Cheraw, SC; his step-daughter, Hayden Victoria Braswell; step-sister, Francis Allen Edwards of Wallace, SC; grandparents, Benny and Bennie Moore of Cheraw, SC; aunts, Joyce Hickey (Johnny) of Cheraw, SC, and Samantha Bray (Devin) of Cheraw, SC; uncles, Robert McGirt of Cheraw, SC, and Allen Walker (Christy) of Cheraw, SC; nieces, Melanie Perkins of Florence, SC and Jennifer Roscoe of Florence, SC; nephews, Blake McGirt of Cheraw, SC and Payton Harley of Cheraw, SC; great-nephews, Jeffery Chavis, Nathan Chavis, Wyatt Chavis, and Gabe Chavis; and his lifelong best-friend, Chase Bryant.

A funeral service was held at 3:00PM, Sunday, February 25, 2024, in the Chapel of Kiser Funeral Home. The family received family and friends from 2:00PM until 3:00PM, prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial followed immediately after the service at Salem Baptist Church in Bennettsville, SC.

Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Jackson family.

Online condolences may be made at www.KiserFuneralHome.com

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Larry Preston Lear

Lancaster – Mr. Larry Preston Lear, 80, of Lancaster passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 at MUSC-Lancaster. He was born January 3, 1944 in Ruby, SC, a son of the late J C Lear and Mary Jordan Lear. Mr. Lear was retired from Springs Industries and was a member of Antioch Masonic Lodge. He loved fast cars and loved working on them. Mr. Lear enjoyed going on vacation to the beach and mountains and going out to Jack’s to spend time with the retirees.

Mr. Lear is survived by two sons, Marty Thomas Lear and his wife Kendra of Lancaster and Jeffrey Lear and his wife Debra of Warner Robbins, GA; and two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Heather. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Kathryn Truesdale Lear; a daughter, Julie Lear; two brothers, Perry Lear and Harold Lear; and a sister, Linda Rollings.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Lancaster Funeral Home.

Notes to the family may be made at www.lancasterfuneralhome.com.

Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mr. Lear.

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Patricia Roscoe

CHERAW – Mrs. Patricia Lynn Roscoe, age 69, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024.  Born in Cheraw, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Travis Quick Sr. and Nellie Mae Quick.  She was the widow of Mr. William Kenneth Roscoe, mother of Mr. Kenward Anthony Roscoe, as well as, her dog, Diamond. She greatly enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, especially her lemon chewies.  She loved cheering for her favorite teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Braves, with her mom on the phone.

She is survived by her daughter, Tina Roscoe (Eric) of Charlotte, N.C; four brothers: Travis Quick Jr. (Kim) of Cheraw, SC, Billy Quick (Sherry) of Green Sea, SC,  Mike Quick of Cheraw, SC, and Charles “Tony” Quick of Cheraw, SC  Also, many beloved nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express a sincere thank you to the doctors and nursing staff of Atrium Health of Pineville, N.C. who took the very best care of Patricia while in the hospital.

A graveside service was held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service at her mother’s home, 602 State Road, Cheraw, SC.

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

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Franklin Scott ‘Scotty’ Webster

CHERAW – Franklin Scott Webster, 61, affectionately known as “Scotty”, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024, in Cheraw, SC. He was the son of Franklin Dwight Webster, Sr., and the late Joyce Burr Shaw. Scotty was a 1980 graduate of Cheraw High School. Throughout his career, Scotty held various roles including restaurant manager, warehouse and production supervisor, and managed his own successful landscaping and groundskeeping business. Scotty was a dedicated father to his three children. He married Sherry Leviner Webster on October 24, 2015. Scotty will forever be remembered as a loving husband and father.

Scotty enjoyed the simple life. Fishing trips and beach outings held a special place in his heart. His passion for collecting arrowheads and antique fishing lures showed his appreciation for history and craftsmanship. Scotty loved music, especially gospel, bluegrass, and southern rock. Scotty was an enthusiast of guitar playing and singing, he found joy in expressing himself through songs. In recent years, he channeled his creativity into designing art pieces using driftwood and fishing lures. Scotty will forever be remembered as a gentle soul with a sarcastic wit and loving heart.

Surviving is his wife, Sherry Webster of the home; a son, Ken Webster, of Cheraw, SC; daughters, Kacy England Teal (Daniel), of Chesterfield, SC and Sarah Webster (Michael Bowers), of Hartsville, SC; mother-in-law, Barbara Leviner; brothers, Kenneth Webster, of Cheraw, SC, Tommy English, of Myrtle Beach, SC; sisters, Hope Webster, of Cheraw, SC, Kim Rivers (Buck), of Chesterfield, SC, Maureen Williams, of Cheraw, SC, Angela Dent (Dr. Marshall Dent) of Elgin, SC, and Susie Blackburn of Lexington, SC; grandchildren, Carolina Webster, Rhiannon Webster, Maggie Teal, and Neason Teal; and several extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his mother listed above; his brother, “Lil” Frankie Webster Jr.; and his grandparents, Boyd and Arlevia Webster.

The family received friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Kiser Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Kiser Funeral Home with burial following in the Hopewell Baptist Church cemetery in Chesterfield, SC.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 436 Goodale Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 and ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929, or to any animal rescue of one’s choice.

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

 

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