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Obituaries March 20, 2024

Beulah Creech Black

BENNETTSVILLE – Beulah Creech Black, age 89 of Bennettsville, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, after an extended illness.

Beulah was born on March 2, 1935, in Bennettsville. She was a daughter of the late Hardin and Mary Quick Creech. Beulah was a member of the Bennettsville High School class of 1953. She then went on to graduate from Winthrop University in 1957. Beulah worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Superintendent of the Marlboro County School District until her retirement. She was a member of the Bennettsville Pilot Club for over 60 years. Beulah also served as the LifeLine manager for the club. She was proficient in shorthand and was a skilled typist. Beulah was a lifelong member of Bethel United Methodist. She served the Lord and her church by being the pianist until her health declined. Beulah was a humble servant who always put others before herself.

In addition to her parents, Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ernest Black, Sr.

Beulah is survived by her sons, Charles E. “Chuck” Black, Jr. (Jo) of Bennettsville, and David Warren Black (Emily) of Lexington; a daughter, Vivian Black Lee of Bennettsville; brothers, Jimmie Creech (Renee’) and Tommy Creech (Jo Linda) both of Cheraw; sisters, Frances Tarleton of Cheraw, and Barbara Leviner of Wallace; grandchildren, Charles E. Black. III (Liz) of Turbeville, Lawren DeWitt Black (Sheldon) of Florence, Mary Jo Roller (Tyler) of Wallace, and Jincey Samantha Lee of Bennettsville; great grandchildren, Titan Roller, Andrea Hammonds, Memphis Roller, Korri Black, and Alice Black; several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members also survive.

The family would also like to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Bennettsville Health and Rehabilitation Center for their compassionate care during Beulah’s illness.

A celebration of Beulah’s life will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at Burroughs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow the service at Sunset Memorial Park.

A time of visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Burroughs Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund 3624 Rocky Ridge Rd Wallace, SC 29596.

Online condolences can be made to the family at

Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Black Family.


Sharon Edith Brown

Sharon Edith Brown, 74, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2024, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Sharon was born on June 15th, 1949, in Cheraw, South Carolina to the late Henry and Gladys Adams. She met her sweetheart, Richard Brown, while he was serving in the United States Marine Corps, and they married in 1968.

Sharon was a loving wife and mother, raising two children and working while Richard was deployed to various locations with the Marine Corps. Sharon was an excellent cook and made family a priority. She treasured her children and grandchildren, encouraging them in their various activities and rejoicing in their achievements. She was dearly loved by both her 2- and 4-legged family members.

She had a heart for giving back to the community as demonstrated by her many volunteer activities. She was an Inaugural Hall of Fame Member and devoted volunteer for the Tidewater Striders Running Club; Lifetime Member of the Davis Corner Rescue Squad where she was a certified EMT and a Member of the Davis Corner Rescue Squad Foundation; and she provided Crisis Incident Stress Management to First Responders. Sharon was a Disaster Medical Assistance Team member in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and a CPR instructor for the American Red Cross.

Her memory will be cherished by her husband of 55 years, Richard P. Brown, 2 children – Donald Brown (Kim), and Susan Brown-Clukey (Danny), 5 grandchildren (William, Joseph, Gabriella, Caleb, and Grace), brothers (Fred, Henry, and Ronnie Adams), and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Davis Corner Rescue Squad at Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


Jerry Preston Buck

Born on April 10, 1942, in Darlington, SC, son of William Buck Sr. and Myrtle Blackman Buck.

Jerry left school early on to take care of his sick father and took over his business as a mechanic. He owned his shop for over 40 years, known as “Buck’s Garage”.

Most people still remember his old Corvettes as he loved to joy ride and show them off, but they most especially remember his red 1964 Corvette. Jerry loved old cars and racing and braves baseball and the Gamecocks. He was a member of Wallace Baptist Church in Wallace, South Carolina.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Sue Byrd Buck, of the home, his daughter Heather Buck Watson, of Florence, his stepsons Rodney Byrd (Erin), Steve Byrd (Michelle), and David Byrd (Christy), all of Cheraw, his brother Seldon Buck (Pam), of Springfield, TN, his sister Norma Gunter, of Darlington, his granddaughter Faith Watson, his seven other grandchildren, Clayton Byrd, Lindsey Gainey (Brad), Lizz Byrd, Emilee Byrd, Julia Kate Byrd, Logan Byrd, and Jackson Byrd, three great grandchildren, Molly, Maggie, Marah and a host of other nieces, nephews and friends.

Jerry was predeceased by his parents, his brothers William “Bill” Buck, Jr, Henry “Gene” Buck, his sisters Barbara Ann “Bobbie” Lubelsky, and Aleen Suggs.

A Memorial Service was held at 3:00 on Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Wallace Baptist Church in Wallace, SC. The family received friends from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM, prior to the service at the church.

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

Online condolences may be made at


John Baron Chapman Jr.

Sunrise Sept. 5, 1988

Sunset March 9, 2024

John Baron Chapman, Jr. was born on September 5, 1988, in Darlington, South Carolina, to John Baron Chapman, Sr. and the late Doris Redfearn. At the age of 35, he departed this world, leaving behind a legacy of love, kindness, and cherished memories.

John earned his high school diploma at South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He furthered his academic achievements by obtaining an Associate of Science degree from Central Carolina Community College. He worked many years at Nutramax Laboratories in Veterinary Science, where he served in a quality assurance role. John showed great commitment to excellence and passion for his work. John was a faithful member of Lancaster Church of God of Prophecy where his spirit thrived in the embrace of his religious community.

John was united in marriage to Amber Nicole Chapman, and together, they created a beautiful family. John took immense pride in being a devoted father to his children, Jonas and Aria, showering them with love, guidance, and unwavering support. As well as being a great husband, he would do anything silly or spontaneous to put a smile on his wife, Amber’s face. He loved her unconditionally.

John found joy in various hobbies and interests. He was an avid basketball player and enjoy the camaraderie on the court. John shared countless memorable moments playing video games with his children and wife as a family activity, fostering an unbreakable bond. John had a passion for football and was an avid spirited fan.

John enjoyed designing t-shirts, a hobby that allowed him to express his unique vision, leaving a lasting imprint on those around him. To know him was to love him and he will be dearly missed.

Left to cherish loving memories are: his wife, Amber Nicole McNeil Chapman of Lancaster, SC; his father, John Baron Chapman, Sr. of Cheraw, SC; one son, Jonas Amare Chapman of Lancaster, SC; a daughter, Aria Janelle Chapman of Lancaster, SC; two sisters, Britley L. Chapman and Olivia B. Chapman, both of Cheraw SC; Mother-in-law, Doretha C. McNeil of Fayetteville, NC; and Father-in-law, Percy J. Penn, Jr. of Topeka, KS; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Judy Douglas.


Paul Carson Eubanks

Paul Carson Eubanks, 80, of Jefferson, SC passed away peacefully on March 10, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 21, 1943, in Jefferson, SC to the late Bundy Eubanks and Stella Belk Eubanks. Paul’s life was a testament to the values of dedication, family, and service. He is predeceased by his son, Martin “Marty” Paul Eubanks; sister, Shirley Crook (James Crook) and brothers, Wayland Eubanks, Sr. (Kathleen) and Jake Eubanks. Paul’s journey began as the cherished son of his Jefferson-based family, and he grew up to become a man of strong convictions and gentle spirit. His life was shared with his beloved wife of 59 years, Gail Eubanks, and together they built a life rich in love and laughter. Paul was the proud grandfather of Bryce and Karley, and their mother, Shannon Eubanks and Abby Eubanks and Lydia Smith, and their mother, Andrea Eubanks. His role as a brother was deeply valued by Robert L. Eubanks of Conover, NC and he was an adored uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Paul’s work as a truck driver was more than a profession; it was a reflection of his passion for the open road and the sense of freedom it provided. His dedication to his work was matched only by his commitment to his country, as he served honorably in the National Guard. A man of diverse interests, Paul found joy in the simple pleasures of life. He coached Dixie Youth Baseball while watching and coaching his son Marty play. He was an avid fan of watching his grandchildren participate in their activities, taking great pride in their achievements and growth. Westerns captivated his imagination, and the music of the Gaithers touched his soul, resonating with his deep faith. Gardening was not just a hobby for Paul; it was a way to connect with the earth and to nurture life, mirroring the way he nurtured his relationships. In his younger days he loved be the outdoors, enjoying nature, raising his goats and playing with his tractors mowing his grass. There was a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 3:00 PM at Fork Creek United Methodist Church in Jefferson, SC with Rev. Duane Stegall and Rev. Shad Hicks officiating. The family received friends following the Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fork Creek United Methodist Church, C/O Linda Plyler, 404 J.L. Love Road, Jefferson, SC 29718 or to the Town of Jefferson, C/O Cemetery Fund, PO Box 306, Jefferson, SC 29718. Arrangements entrusted to Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina (


Delores Lewis

CHERAW – Mrs. Delores Copeland Lewis, age 83, affectionately known to many as “Granny Boot,” entered into eternal rest early Friday morning with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, March 18, 2024 at Brock’s Mill Baptist Church by Pastor Jamie Gulledge, Reverend Jason Cheek and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Sunday, March 17, 2024 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Mrs. Lewis was born March 19, 1940 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Archie T and Geneva Teal Copeland. She was a retired employee of Stanley Tools with over 28 years of service and a life-long member of Brock’s Mill Baptist Church. As a young teenage girl, “Boot” as she was named by her late father, helped to run the family store, Mr. T’s store and NEVER LEFT, making her home there.

Mrs. Lewis was a very talented cook who delighted in feeding all of her family. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren enjoyed eating her famous “Granny Boot” spoon fudge. She was also well known for her delicious homemade chocolate cakes and proud of the fact that her cakes raised the most money at the annual BWZ Men’s Club cake auction.

A lady with strong Christian values, Mrs. Lewis instilled this character and respect in her children and grandchildren. Everyone who walked through her door was treated as family and would often be asked the infamous question, “Did you go to church today?” Boot also enjoyed following football, and was an avid Clemson Tigers fan.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Dean Copeland; brother, Willis Copeland; sisters, Doris Earp, and Carol Hatcher; and sister of the heart, Dorothy “Dot” Lewis.

She was known as the “Queen of her family” and was proudly “spoiled rotten” by her soulmate of 64 years, Bobby R. Lewis. She is also survived by her children, Kenny (Carmen) Lewis of Patrick, SC, Lisa (Herbie) Beam of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Brittany (Graham) Harpe of Cheraw, SC, Grayson Mills (Richard McCord) of Pageland, SC, Houston (Nicole) Taylor of Aiken, SC, Courtney (Brian) Adams of Greenwood, SC, Madison (Zack) Sellers of Patrick, SC, and Kensley Lewis (Dylan Owen) of Cheraw, SC. She is also survived by her great – grandchildren, Walker, Brylie, Weston, Saylor, Hadley Jane, Whit, Rhett, Baylor, Calhoun, Grace, and Poppy.

The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers who provided unwavering support over the years and acknowledges the exceptional care received from the staff and administration of Spring Hill Assisted Living in Pageland.

Memorials may be made to the Purple Crusaders Working to End Alzheimer’s, P.O. Box 493, Cheraw, SC 29709 or to the Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery Flower Fund, 4218 Brock’s Mill Road, Cheraw, SC 29709.

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


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