The Link Obituaries – 2020

Timothy Keith Bittle                                                                                                                                          CHESTERFIELD - Timothy Keith Bittle, 58, died on Saturday, December 21, 2019.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 2 PM from the Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was the son of Ruth Bittle. Survivors: daughter, Tawanda  Stanley, Orangeburg  SC; granddaughter, Journey Smith, Orangeburg SC; mother, Ruth Bittle of the home; brothers, Frederick (Carolyn) Bittle, Fayetteville NC, Rodney (Letha) Evans, Pageland  SC and Lloyd  (Virginia) Nance, Jacksonville FL; aunt, Dora Gillespie, Cheraw SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 1, 2020.

Odessa Ratliff Caldwell                                                              PAGELAND - Mrs. Odessa Ratliff Caldwell, 93,of Pageland, SC passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at her home while surrounded by her family. Mrs. Odessa Caldwell was born on November 18, 1926 in Ruby, South Carolina to the late   George Washington Ratliff and Eliza Jane Polson Ratliff. She is predeceased by her husband, Aaron C. Caldwell; daughter, Patricia “Patt” Watts Brown, and her sister, Sarah Jordan. She was the owner of Odessa’s Bake Shop and her and her husband owned Pageland Concrete and Pipe. Odessa was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Pageland, SC. She loved to cook and bake goods. Odessa was a family person, especially spending time with her great grand children. You could always find her in her yard, especially decorating the yard for the holidays. She loved to go to the beach and auctions to find a good deal. Odessa was the type of person that loved  to  help  other people and playing  solitaire. You could always find her at the Woodman of the World & Farm Bureau meetings.            

    Mrs. Odessa Caldwell is survived by her step-daughters, Brenda  C. Walker (Gene)  and  Jenell  Caldwell all of  Pageland, SC; step-sons, Randel Caldwell of Pageland, SC and Robbie Caldwell (Nora) of Clemson, SC; son-in-law, Allen R. Brown Jr. of Pageland, SC; brother, Robert Ratliff (Elizabeth) of Marshville, NC; nephew, Rodney Ratliff (Sheila) of Marshville, NC; niece, Ann Lyles of Concord, NC; grandchildren, Amanda Carey (Gordon) of Clovis,                                                                                                                                                                                            New  Mexico and Allen R. Brown, III of Erwin, NC, and great-grandchildren, Tyler Carey, Katrina Carey, Natalie Carey, Jacob Carey, and Allen R. Brown IV. The family received friends from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Baumgartner Funeral Home, 708 W. McGregor St., Pageland, SC 29728. There was a Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 3:00 PM on Monday, December 30, 2019 at Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728 with Dr. Roger Wall presiding.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

     Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland. In lieu of flowers, memorials  may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728  or Regency Southern Care Hospice, Attn: Grace Hospice Foundation, 205 E. Main St. Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, is assisting the Caldwell family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 1, 2020.

Henry Lewis Fair                                                                                                                                                                      RUBY - Henry Lewis Fair, 68, died on Monday, December 23, 2019. Funeral services were     held Friday, December 27, 2019, 2 PM at the Flemming Funeral Home  nChesterfield Chapel, Chester-field, SC. Burial followed in the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. He was born August 1, 1951 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Edward and Daisy   Moser Fair.       

     Survivors: his wife, Gladys H. Fair; daughters; Felicia (Kenny) Person and Kimberly  (Julius) Seegars; son, Travis Knotts; grandchildren, Dominque, Deiontae, Demond, Daebreon, Hannah, Faith, and Demontra; great-grandchildren, Kyrie Fair and Caydence Person;   sisters, Wanda (Paul) Amos, Priscilla Allen, Pearlie Green, Julia Tillman, Carrie Burch  and Georgia (Cedric) McManus; brothers, Jerry (Jeannie) Fair, James (Dalphine) Fair, George  (Linda) Burch and James Lowery. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 1, 2020.

Luther Moree Jr.                                                                                                                                                       PAGELAND - Mr. Luther Moree Jr., 78, of Pageland, SC passed away on Saturday, December  21, 2019 at Novant Health – Matthews, N. C. Mr. Luther Moree Jr. was born on April 17, 1941  in Pageland, SC to the late James Luther Moree Sr. and Lena McManus Moree. He later met  and united in marriage to the love of his life, Brenda Sue Knight. Mr. Moree was a past Volunteer Firefighter for High Point Fire Department and was a member of Crosstraining Ministries/Greater Vision. He was an avid fisherman and loved to garden. He really enjoyed  playing Santa Claus and seeing the smiles on all the children’s faces. He was a people’s person  and would take food to the shut ins. Mr. Moree was a Godly man. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had a gift to cook and would bake cakes and donate them to different things. He was also a Mason and a Shriner.

     He is preceded in death by his sisters, Elizabeth Wright and Mary Plyler; brothers, J.W. Moree and James Pete Moree and grand-children, Lil Tonya Moree and Baby Baker.

     Mr. Moree is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Brenda “Sue” Knight Moree; sons, Barry Moree (Tonya) of Pageland, SC and Larry Moree (Mavis) of Polkton, Nc; daughter, Pamela Baker(Roger) of Jefferson, SC; sisters, Rose Plyler and Marcine Sowell all of Lancaster, SC; grandchildren, Reynaldo Culp, Malasha Moree, Deja Melton (Markee), Gracie Moree,   Abbey Moree and Jacob Moree; great grand-children, Gabriella Heath, Uzziah Seegars and  Royal Melton and special friend, David Deese.

      A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Baumgartner Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Welch and Rev. Barry Moree officiating. The burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland. The family greeted friends from 12:00 – 2:00 PM Monday, December 23, 2019 at Baumgartner Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Moree family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 1, 2020.

 

Denise Gulledge Parker.                                                   CHERAW/MARION - Denise Gulledge Parker 55,died Saturday, December 21, 2019. Born in  Cheraw, SC she was the daughter of Dennis and Thelma Coker Gulledge of Cheraw, SC. She    was a member of Union Baptist Church, Latta, SC. She was a graduate of Richmond  Community College Nursing Program. She enjoyed serving people through her dedication to the nursing profession.

     Surviving is her husband G. Dean Parker of the home, a son, Gregory D. Parker, II of  Marion, SC, a daughter, Mary Beth Parker of Columbia, SC, her parents listed above,   grandchildren, Ty, Ashley, Kassidy, Levi, Grace, sisters, Libby Jacobs and Sue Creech both of Cheraw, SC. The family received friends 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Friday, December 27, 2019 at Union Baptist Church, 7231 Ebenezer Road, Latta, SC. A funeral service was held11:00 am, Friday, December 27, 2019 at Union Baptist Church. The family also received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Friday, December 27, 2019 at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Friday, December 27, 2019 at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.

      Memorials to Union Baptist Church, 7231 Ebenezer Road, Latta, SC, 29565. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 1, 2020.

Mary Louise ‘Sue’ Weaver                                                                                                                                         CHERAW - Mrs. Mary Louise “Sue” Weaver, age 70, entered into rest on Saturday, December 21, 2019. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, December 23, 2019 from the Chapel       of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Old St. David’s cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service at the   funeral home.

     Mrs. Weaver was born November 17, 1949 in Bennettsville, SC a daughter of the late  Robert Cecil “Bud” Burr and Margaret Chapman Burr. Sue was a homemaker who loved her  family and spending time with them was her favorite thing to do. She also enjoyed playing  cards and traveling. Mrs. Sue also enjoyed singing along while her loving husband Wayne played guitar. Sue loved to reminisce and tell old family stories.

     In addition to her parents, Sue was also preceded in death by her brother; Rev. Bill Burr.

     Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Wayne Weaver of the home; a son, Terry Wayne (Elaine Quick) Weaver of Sunset Beach, NC; step-daughter, Judith McKenzie Pearson of Lynwood, NC; sister, Sarah Burr (Herbert) Loflin of Cheraw, SC; sister-in-law, Patsy Pait of Bladenboro, NC; special niece, Michelle Griggs of Cheraw, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Judes’ Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude   Place Memphis, TN 38105. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving   the Weaver family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 1, 2020.

Hattie ‘Sue’ Mungo Bracey                                                               BETHUNE - Hattie “Sue” Mungo Bracey, 73, died on Friday, December 27, 2019. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 4, 2020, 2PM at the Crossroad Missionary Baptist Church, Kershaw, SC. Burial followed in the Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was born September 3, 1946 in Kershaw, SC to the late Lewis and Ellen Patterson Mungo.

     Survivors: sons, Marcos Bracey of the home and Eric (Paula) Bracey, Camden, SC; grandsons: Gregory (Latoya) Caldwell, Angelus, SC, Rashad (Lorin) Jett, Columbia, SC, Eugene Seegars III, Kaci Seegars, Charlotte, NC, Miguel Caldwell, Eyan Bracey, Kaleb Caldwell, and Tanner Bracey, Camden, SC; granddaughter Zoe Mullins, Columbia, SC; great grandsons, Cason Caldwell, TJ Jett, Chance Caldwell, and Kingston Jett; sisters: Elizbeth Frazier, Goose Creek, SC, Jean Baxter, Jacksonville, FL, Elaine Pate, Ellen Mackey, Bethune, SC, Carolyn White, Charlotte, NC and F. Meta Mungo, Atlanta, GA; brothers: John (Carol) Mungo, Stockbridge, GA and Robert (LaShawn) Mungo, Kershaw, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 8, 2020.

Margaret Bryant.                                                                                     MOCKSVILLE, N.C. -Pamela Margaret Bryant, 64, passed away from this life on Monday morning, December 30, 2019, at her home. She had been in declining health for about the last six months. Pam had been disabled for a number of years and fought along and very courageous battle with COPD. Pam was born on May 23, 1955 in Forsyth County to the late Arthur Howard and Lily Freeman Bryant. In 1974 she graduated from Parkland High School in Winston Salem, NC after which time she relocated to South Carolina where she would live and worked for many years. She was a kind and gentlewoman who dearly loved and cherished her family and friends. Pam will forever be remembered for her warm heartedness and her sweet soul, her stunning white hair and her beautiful bright blue eyes that always twinkled, like stars in the early evening sky. We will miss Pam, we will miss her love, and we will miss her laughter.

     Pam is survived by her son, Jesse Eldon Nester and his girlfriend Allison Maynard of Mocksville, NC; sister, Diane Bryant of Clemmons, NC and nephew, Marcus Howard Bryant of Colorado Springs, CO; nieces, Amber Bryant (Seth) Coleman of Colorado Springs, CO; Michelle Adams Throne and husband Mat of Charleston, SC; Sherrill Lily Gambill of Advance, NC; Lisa Griggs Linton and husband Trae of Cheraw, SC; Angie Towne of Winston Salem, NC; great nephew, Logan Throne, great nieces, Maryse Teasley, Lily Throne and Lauryn Throne; sister in law, Sandy Shore of Winston Salem, NC and cousin/sister-in-law/lifelong best friend, Bonnie Bryant Griggs of Cheraw, SC along with many cousins.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Samuel Howard Bryant. The family received friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill, S.C. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Welsh Neck Baptist Church, PO Box 28, Society Hill, SC 29593. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 8, 2020.

Douglas Drummond.                                                                                    CHERAW - Mr. David Douglas Drummond, age 40, entered into rest on Thursday, January 1, 2020. Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, January 9, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor, with burial to follow at the Campbell Family Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 1:00 - 2:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

    Mr. Drummond was born February 23, 1979 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri a son of the late Ronald Larry Drummond and Barbara Faye Campbell Drummond. David enjoyed hunting, riding his motorcycle, listening to music, and riding 4-wheelers with his kids. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and had a passion for guns and knives. David was an animal lover and had a special love for his late dogs, Dora and Camo. 

     David was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Larry Drummond.

     Survivors include his mother; Barbara Faye Drummond of Cheraw, SC; children; Ezra Isiah Drummond of Cheraw, SC and Damian Malachi Drummond, Audrey                                                                                    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Drummond, Dakota Faye Drummond, (and their mother, Ashley A. Drummond, whom David cherished and admired) of Darlington, SC; Hannah Racheal Drummond and Delaney Diane Drummond (and their mother, Lindsay Keith, whom David cherished and admired) of Laurinburg, NC; brothers, Ronald Larry (Katie) Drummond II of Dougway, Utah, Don Gary (Dawn Rene) Drummond of Blythewood, SC, and nephew Thomas Aaron Drummond.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Drummond family.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 8, 2020.

Joseph ‘Joey’ Carson Malloy.                                                                         CHERAW - Mr. Joseph “Joey” Carson Malloy, age 58, went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2020 surrounded by family. The family received friends from 6:00– 8:00 PM Tuesday, January7, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be 3:00PM Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Forest Pine Church by Rev. Danny R. Malloy and Ricky Malloy, Sr. with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

     Mr. Joey was born on July12, 1961 in Cheraw, South Carolina, a son of the late Rev. Thomas Jr. and Lula Mae Malloy. He was a faithful member of Forest Pine Church where he played the piano in the church band. Joey loved attending church with his family, including his brothers, who also made up the group, The Malloy Brothers. He enjoyed playing the bass guitar, singing with his brothers and his oldest daughter who shared his love for music. Mr. Malloy also loved traveling, mainly with “his three girls,” and made sure to take a family vacation every year. Family was a number one priority in his eyes. In 2016, Joey became a “Papa” to a grand-daughter and again in 2018 to a second “grandbaby.” Some people say Mr. Joey’s eyes “lit up” when he talked about all three of his grand-babies. Mr. Malloy was also a proud Walmart Associate with over 20 years of service. He started at Walmart Distribution Center in Pageland, South Carolina then worked his way up to become a Field Project Supervisor traveling for Walmart Corporate where he led the way for new special projects for several Walmart stores and many Walmart stores re-model. He was always ready to work and through his battle at every check-up he always asked, “When can I go back to work, doc?” Mr. Joey leaves behind a beautiful legacy and such a positive attitude on all his family and friends so we will continue to honor his strength through his battle and be #Malloy Strong.

 

     In addition to his parents, Joey was preceded in death by two nephews, Bryan R. Malloy and Michael Dean Malloy; brother-in-law, William J. Wallace, Sr.; and maternal grandmother Ancedill Cole Gainey.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Lisa Malloy of the home; two daughters, Brittany (Alan) Mathers and Nisa (Chris) Morton; two brothers, Ricky (Geraldine)Malloy, and Rev. Danny (Teresa) Malloy; one sister, Cindy Wallace; four nephews, WJ (Jenifer) Wallace, Ricky Malloy, Jr., RJ Yow, and Gabe Malloy; four nieces, Crystal (Honorable Rep. Richie) Yow, Jennifer Malloy, Denise Malloy, and Ava Malloy; three “grandbabies,” Adeline Mae Morton, Emma Grace Morton, and Joseph Alan “AJ” Mathers; and lifelong friend and “buddy”, David Caulder.

Memorials may be made to Forest Pine Church, 7761 Teals Mill Road, Cheraw, South Carolina, 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Malloy family. . Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 8, 2020.

Jennie Lee Thomas Smith.                                                                               GALAX, Va. - Mrs. Jennie Lee Thomas Smith, age 73, formerly of Cheraw, SC, entered into rest on December 30, 2019. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, January 2, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00– 3:00 PM Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Smith was born March 28, 1946 in Monroe, NC a daughter of the late Robert Vance “Bobby” Thomas, Jr. and Cora Faye Davis Thomas. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church of Cheraw, SC. Jennie enjoyed attending church as long as she was able. She also enjoyed her time working as a beautician and meeting new friends. A devoted and loving wife, mother and friend, Mrs. Smith enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed talking on the phone, coloring, and watching Jimmy Swaggart preaching videos.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith was also preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas Jackson “Big Jack” Smith, and Joseph Leroy Laundreaux; son, Eric Jackson Smith; and daughter, Jennifer Olivia Weaver.

     Survivors include her son, Marion Lee (Stephanie) Smith of Galax, VA; grandchildren, Olivia Grace Weaver, Moriah Faith Weaver, Jesse Lee Smith, Mason Dean Smith, and Noah Jackson Smith; sisters, Bonnie Chavis and Pam Davis both of Cheraw, SC.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Smith Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 8, 2020.

Richard Lee Watts Sr.                                                                            CHERAW - Mr. Richard Lee Watts, Sr. son of the late Paul and Alma Watts was born February 15, 1936 in Chesterfield, South Carolina. He departed this life on Friday, November 22, 2019, in Cheraw Healthcare in Cheraw, South Carolina after an extended illness. He was converted at an early age and joined Wesley United Methodist Church in Cheraw, South Carolina. He received his former education at Coulter Academy in Cheraw, South Carolina. In 1954, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country for six years. In 1957, he joined in Holy Matrimony to Mamie Watts. After leaving the army, he went to work at Delta Mills in Wallace, South Carolina, later he decided he wanted to drive trucks, which he made into a career for thirty years. He retired in 2001 from East Coast Trucking in Cheraw, South Carolina.

  He was preceded in death by his son, William Edward Watts, his daughter, Carmen Denise Hill; one sister, Virginia Preston and one brother, Ed Watts.

     He leaves to celebrate his life and to cherish fond memories: his wife, Mamie Watts, Cheraw, SC; two sons, Richard L. (Sylvia) Watts, Jr., Bennettsville, SC and Dr. Christopher (Treon) Watts, Atlanta, GA; grand-children, Sherrell Lynn Watts, Darlington, SC, Taylor Richardson, Jacksonville, Fla, Topher and Cadin Watts, Atlanta, GA; Dannie Hill, Charlotte, NC, Trina and Dwight McCoy, Bennettsville, SC; great-grandchildren, Gabbrielle Jones and Datta Watts, Bennettsville, SC; one sister-in-law, Janie Bloomfield, Cheraw, SC; two nieces, Eva Mae and Etna Mae Watts, Florida; two nephews, William Preston and Paul Preston, Baltimore MD and a host of cousins and friends; a very special friend, Ms. Patricia Singleton, who was like a daughter who called him PaPa. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 8, 2020.

David Douglas Drummond                                                                        CHERAW - Mr.David Douglas Drummond, age 40, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 9, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor, with burial following at the Campbell Family Cemetery. The family greeted friends from1:00 - 2:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Drummond was born February 23, 1979 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri a son of the late Ronald Larry Drummond and Barbara Faye Campbell Drummond. David enjoyed hunting, riding his motorcycle, listening to music, and riding 4-wheelers with his kids. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and had a passion for guns and knives. David was a animal lover and had a special love for his late dogs, Dora and Camo.

     David was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Larry Drummond. Survivors include his mother; Barbara Faye Drummond of Cheraw, SC; children; Ezra Isaiah Drummond of Cheraw, SC and Damian Malachi Drummond, Audrey Simone Drummond, Dakota Faye Drummond, (and their mother, Ashley A. Drummond, whom David cherished and admired) of Darlington, SC; Hannah Racheal Drummond and Delaney Diane Drummond (and their mother, Lindsay Keith, whom David cherished and admired) of Laurinburg, NC; brothers, Ronald Larry (Katie) Drummond II of Dougway, Utah, Don Gary (Dawn Rene) Drummond of Blythewood, SC, and nephew Thomas Aaron Drummond; and special friend Ashley (AL) Marie Moore. 

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Drummond family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • January 15, 2020

Parvin Franklin Eason                                                                           RUBY - Mr. Parvin Franklin Eason, age 98, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 9, 2019. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 12, 2019 at Clanton Plains Baptist Church by Pastor Hank Griffin, Dr. Steve West, and Rev. Randy Gulledge with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of the church.

     Mr. Eason was born January 4, 1922 in Union County, NC a son of the late Sanford Rommie and Sarah Cathrine Eason. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving his entire military career in the Military Police while stationed in Hawaii .Mr. Eason was a former employee of Springs Industries of Lancaster and retired from Burlington Industries of Cheraw. A faithful member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church, Parvin served as Deacon and former Sunday schoolteacher. He was a member of the American Legion Post 74 and the Ruby Masonic Lodge#314. An avid outdoorsman, Parvin enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. Mr. Eason will be fondly remembered as a man who never met a stranger and enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and church family.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Eason was also preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas Christopher Holt; brother, Bennie Alexander Eason; and 2 sisters, Frances Angelina Eason Sims, and Ida Vernell Eason Robinson.

     Survivors include his wifeof 79 years, Leila Mae Short Eason of the home; daughter, Betty Ann Bolton of the home; granddaughter, Cindy Dawn Holt of Waxhaw, NC and her father, Thomas Holt; 4 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; beloved dog, “Dolly”; and numerous generations of nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Clanton Plains Baptist Church, 4710 Hwy. 109 South, Chesterfield, SC29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eason family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • January 15, 2020

Margaret (Braswell) Griffin                                                                                                                                                            Margaret (Braswell) Griffin, 91, wife of the late Dr. Paul P. Griffin, passed away peacefully in her home on December 30, 2019. Margaret was born in Bethune, SC and was the daughter of the late Charles Edwin “C.E.” and Ava (Ratliff) Braswell of Chesterfield, SC. Margaret graduated from Limestone College, where she was crowned May Queen. She then continued her education at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest where she received her Medical Technology degree. She continued her career and later became a devoted homemaker. Margaret was an avid golfer and also enjoyed playing the piano, gardening, sewing and painting.

     She is survived by her children, Lisa Griffin Schatz (Robert) of Nashville, TN, Paul P Griffin, JR (Jean) of Brentwood, TN, Anne Griffin Shaw (Eric) of Greenville and Charles Christopher Griffin of Greenville and grand-children; Douglas Schatz, Annie Schatz, Ryan Griffin, Gillian Shaw and Ashley Dunbar.

     In addition to her husband and parents, Margaret was predeceased by her brother, James Walker Braswell, Sr.

     A graveside service was held Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, McFarlan, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to, Limestone College, 1115 College Drive, Gaffney, SC29340-3799. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • January 15, 2020

 

Sophia Irene Broome Guinn.                                                                        Sophia Irene Broome Guinn, 86, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, January 4, 2020. She was born in Rockingham, NC on October 10, 1933 to the late James Richard Broome and Ada Cornelia Chappel. In 1951 she married Charles Guinn and together they welcomed daughter Debora Charlene and son Lonnie Richard to their family. The Guinn family traveled the country as Charles served in the US Air Force, living in Colorado, California, Ohio, and Illinois - before moving back to be closer to family in South Carolina. In her 40’s Irene went back to school to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse, taking care of the deserving residents in nursing homes, which she did well into her 70s.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, son, and grandson Eugene “Jay” Guinn, brothers Jim and Wesley Whitaker, Harmon Broome and sister Mary Hatcher.

     She is survived by her daughter Debora Davis and husband Edward of Carolina Beach, NC, grand-daughter Holly Fitzgerald and husband Michael, great-granddaughter Sophia of Wilmington, NC, sister Louise Holmstead and special niece Cathy McLain. Irene leaves behind many more family members and friends whom she truly cherished. A celebration of the wonderful, happy and loving person she was, was held on Saturday, January 11 at 2 pm at Oak Grove United Methodist Church 4237 Hatcher Hill Road Wallace, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • January 15, 2020

Mary Louise “Lou” Hunley .                                                              Mary Louise “Lou” Hunley June 30, 1928 to December 31, 2019. Lou passed away on New Year’s Eve day at Givens Estates in Asheville, NC, where she had been a valued resident for 13 years. She was born and grew up in Chesterfield, SC, surrounded by her three sisters, three brothers, and a large extended family. Her parents were Charles Laudie Hunley and Mary Violet Craig Hunley. They modeled the devotion to family, personal integrity, value of education and critical thought, and civic-mindedness exhibited by Lou during her own life of ninety-one and a half years.

     She is survived in her generation by one brother, Frank Hunley of Monroe, NC, one sister, Betty Barrett of Laurinburg, NC, and a sister-in-law, Frances Hunley of Monroe. She was loved by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. At Givens, she would plan events to bring people together for camaraderie. She was a giver who loved, appreciated, and connected personally with both family and many, many people. They became her friends and loved her in return. She loved nature and created wonderful flowering gardens and landscapes throughout her life at residences in Columbia, Irmo, and Spartanburg, SC, and Monroe and Black Mountain, NC. She will be endlessly remembered for the garden masterpiece at the entrance to Asbury Commons and Wood Assisted Living at Givens. During her life she had many achievements and adventures. After graduating from Columbia College of SC, she taught school, earned her doctorate at the University of South Carolina, taught at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, and the American School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She enjoyed music and played the piano. She traveled and loved to recount riding an elephant to the younger children in the family. She spent time with family and friends and helped out wherever family needs arose, particularly with her nieces and nephews. She will be missed by many. Her memorial service was 1 pm, Sunday, January 12, in the Norma F. Pulliam Chapel of Givens Estates. Memorials may be sent to GERCSA, the staff appreciation fund at Givens, (c/o Givens Estates Development Office, 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803) or a charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • January 15, 2020

Sybil Florence Ingram.                                                                                   Sybil Florence Ingram, 96, beloved aunt, neighbor and friend died Wednesday in Cheraw, SC. Fiercely independent, she died in her cherished home. She was considered the “Mayor of Cedar Avenue.” She was buried Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at noon at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw. A celebration of life reception followed at Kevin Lear on Main on 140 2nd St., Cheraw. Everyone was welcome. Sybil outlived her family: parents Florence Belk Ingram and Tom Laney Ingram, brothers T. Belk Ingram and Joe Ingram, sister Sudie Lou Taylor.

     Born in the country in a house her father built, she moved to town as an adult. A proud graduate of the University of South Carolina, Sybil spent her career teaching junior high school algebra in Rockingham, NC. She was a dedicated life guard at Cheraw State Park. Sybil loved to laugh, bake remarkable cheese straws, garden in her incredible yard, decorate, drink bloody marys and track the stock market. She was known for her cakes, pies, cookies, angel biscuits and bread-and-butter pickles. Reared a Baptist, she became an avid Presbyterian. She was a listener. She was a caregiver.

     She is survived by her sister-in-law Shirley Ingram of Pawleys Island, SC; and many nephews and nieces: Belk & Vickye Ingram of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl; (son, James and Rebecca Winters) Neal & Nancy Ingram of Gainesville, FL (sons Kenny & Thomas, daughter Erin); Murdock Taylor & Angie Lebitz of Cary, NC; Kenneth & Holly Taylor of Fuquay-Varina, NC (daughters Sarah& Katy); Sudie Taylor & Martha Johnson of Chape lHill, NC; Steed Taylor & Nicolas Lesbros of New York City, NY; Margaret McConnell of Ravenel, SC (daughter Maggie); Molly & Matt Aftoora of North Chesterfield, VA (son Joe). Memorials may be made to Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic, PO Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Ingram family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • January 15, 2020

Lannie Wayne Jacobs.                                                                             CHERAW/ MCCOLL -Mr. Lannie Wayne Jacobs passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019. He was 60years old.

     Mr. Jacobs was born in  Bennettsville, SC on March 15, 1959 to the late James Lannie and Frances Mae Dunn Jacobs. He was employed with Crown Cork & Seal. He was a true jack of all trades. He was a member of Ruby and McColl Church of God. He enjoyed hunting, working on cars, camping, softball, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandkids.

     He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory; wife, Tina Jacobs; daughters, Heather Lea Jacobs, Tabatha Dawn Jacobs Linton, and Janet Toler (Jason); grandchildren, Hailea Dawn Linton, Bella Alisa Linton, Ashtyn Brynn Sweatt, Ava Perri Curry, Macy Blair Hutson, Raylan Toler, Alyssa Curry, Jalylynn Curry, Austin Curry, Breanna Pratt, Shyan Rivers, Jaylynn Allen; sisters, Sarah Frances Welch (Lyn); sisters-in-law, Cindy Bradley; mother-in-law, Loretta Bradley; brothers-in-law, Chucky Bradley, Craig Bradley, Curtis Bradley, and Cory Bradley; numerous nieces and nephews; a special nephew, Scott Dowdy; a special uncle “Tiny Boy” Doug Cheek; a special aunt; Juanita Johnson.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above; daughter, Tina Carol Jacobs; paternal grandparents, Clydia and Mary Oxendine Jacobs; maternal grandparents, Pete Dunn and Pearl Turner; sister, Robin Bradley Strom.

     A funeral service was held 3 pm, Saturday, January 4, 2020 at McColl Church of God, officiated by Rev. Donald Deal, with burial in Rogers Cemetery. A visitation was held from 6-8 pm Friday, January 3, 2020 at McColl Church of God. Rogers Funeral Home is honored to assist the Jacobs family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • January 15, 2020.

Phillip L. Hurley.                                                                                 CHESTER – Graveside services for Mr. Phillip L. Hurley, 77, were held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at the Swift Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Winburn officiated. Brown-Pennington-Atkins is caring for the family.

      Phillip L. Hurley entered into rest on Tuesday, January14, 2020. He was born March 9, 1942 in Red Bank, NJ a son of the late Hudson M. Hurley and Gladys Sexton Hurley. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Miriam Rhodes Hurley.

     Survivors include his brother, Wade M. Hurley (Georgia) and a niece, Kathy Hurley from Rock Hill, SC. Phillip was a faithful member of Park Hills Church of God in Spartanburg, SC until he moved to Palmetto Village Assisted Living in Chester, SC. As a young man, Phillip enjoyed driving a tractor on the small family farm in Hartsville, SC. He played the trumpet in the high school band and continued to enjoy music throughout his life. He particularly liked songs by George Beverly Shae. Although Phillip had physical challenges, he met each one with determination. He had friends of all ages and he will be missed.

     The family is grateful for the love and care shown to him by the wonderful people at Palmetto Village and MUSC Hospital in Chester, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 9 • January 22, 2020. 

Vanessa A. Hogan                                                                                   CHERAW - Vanessa A. Hogan, 60, died Saturday, January 18, 2020. Born in Union, SC she was a daughter of the late William and Daisy Boulware Haney.

     Surviving is her husband Darrell Hogan of Cheraw, SC, sons, James (Kristy) Hogan of Cheraw, SC, Cory Hogan of Spartanburg, SC, a daughter, Donna H. (Donald) Sellers of Wadesboro, NC, brothers, Michael Haney, William Haney both of Union, SC, sisters, Sandra West of Union, SC, Linda Mc Calister of Cornelius, GA, grandchildren, J.D. Hogan, Ivy Thomas, Leethan Hogan, Cameron Dane Sellers, Maci Lane Sellers, Alayna Hogan, and Harley Hogan. She also leaves behind nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, brothers, James Haney, Gerald Haney, sisters, Dorothy Justice, Maggie Miller, Rosie Moore, Jean Turner, and Cindy Haney. Also, her father-in-law, Clyde Nash Hogan, mother-in-law, Ollie Margaret Hogan, brothers-in-law, Donnie Hogan, Dennis Hogan and sister-in-law, Joanne Hogan.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January24, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Vanessa was a woman who loved her family. She displayed her love for them by devoting herself to them and their needs. She was a home-maker: To her, that meant taking care of the obligations in front of her. No matter how little the family had she always made sure that there was a meal on the table. She always put the needs of her family above her own. Vanessa loved her husband. After 45 years of marriage, she never wanted to be any-where without him. He was an over the road truck driver and when he was shifting those gears she was always on his “RIGHT” side telling him how to drive. He was the love of her life and she wanted to spend every moment with him that she could.

     Vanessa loved her grand-children dearly. She always reminded them of how proud of them that she was. She talked about them to every-one that she met. She told them often that she loved them and every time she saw them she had a little token of some sort for them. Her walls and shelves are lined with pictures of her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She cherished photographs and would display them with great pride.

Vanessa was a woman of prayer, if she said that she was praying for you, she did it. She would pray for anyone anywhere. She never met a stranger. If you came in contact with her you encountered grace. She always saw people through the lenses of goodness. She saw the positive attributes of others no matter how messy their lives were. She was an encourager. She had a way of knowing when others were hurting and she would make the necessary sacrifices to help make them feel better. She was a trusted friend to many. She was a person that you could confide in and tell your deepest secrets to.

     Vanessa loved holidays, especially Christmas. Her idea of a wonderful Christmas did not come in a beautifully wrapped package with a fancy bow. Her idea of Christmas was being surrounded by her family, sharing laughter, and enjoying good food. When the family would come together she would entertain them with her stories where she would laugh hysterically. She would laugh so hard that she could not complete her own sentences. She was full of life that made you feel so loved and so special. She was a woman with a grand heart and a gentle touch. She was simply amazing. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 29, 2020.

Betty B. ‘Monk’ Jordan                                                                       CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Betty B. “Monk” Jordan, age 89, entered into rest on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM Saturday, January25, 2020 at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Pastor Randy Bishop with burial following in the Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, January 24, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Jordan was born November 29, 1930 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late James Elijah Bittle and Nezzie Burr Bittle Merriman. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing with over 30 years of service and a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. Mrs. Jordan enjoyed gardening, working in her flowers, and listening to southern gospel music. A lady who never met a stranger, Monk enjoyed meeting and talking to people and was the primary occupant of “Monk’s Corner” in Bojangles of Chesterfield.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jordan was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Jordan; sisters, Ruby “Pete” Campbell, and Sara Clark.

     Survivors include her children, Pat (Robert) Stout of Chesterfield, SC, Jimmy (Pam) Jordan of Chesterfield, SC, Connie (Gary) Carroll of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Adam Jordan, Stephen Jordan, Matthew (Cassie Chanla) Driggers, Brooklyn Driggers, Patrick Carrol, Nick Carroll, Jack Carroll; and great-grandchild, Luke Jordan.

     Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or at alzfdn.org, or to a hospice organization of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jordan family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 29, 2020.

Bob ‘Coach’ Novinger                                                                                CAYCE - Bob “Coach” Novinger 73, of Cheraw, South Carolina passed away January 19, 2020 at his residence. He was born on March 13, 1946 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Leon and Juanita Novinger. Bob graduated from Portsmouth High School and attended Capitol University on a basketball scholarship. He moved to Columbia to attend the University of South Carolina. He then taught and coached football at Fulmer Middle School along with coaching varsity basketball at Airport High School. Later he taught and coached football at Swansea High School. After his career as a coach, he worked for R. L. Bryan selling children’s literature. He was married 47 years ago to the love of his life Cathy Novinger who passed away 3 years ago. He was well known for his job as a “real go getter”. Meaning, he would drop Cathy off and “go get her”. Bob proudly served his country in the U. S. Marine Corp. and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Cathy Novinger, 2016. Services were held at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 24 at Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce with burial following at Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation was from 6-8 pm on Thursday, January 23 at Thompson Funeral Home, West Columbia.

     He is survived by his son Dr. Travis Novinger and his wife Laurie Novinger and their children Taylor Novinger, Abbey Novinger of Cheraw, along with his brother of Portsmouth, Ohio Dean Novinger (Lisa) Niece Drew Phillips (Kyle) Miles, Sophie and Ian. He is also survived by his mother- in- law Leona Blackburn of West Columbia, and his sister-in law Donna Jumper (Henry Jumper) Tyler Russell (Sarah) and Cristie Russell.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of SC P.O. Box 3567, W. Cola. SC 29171 or Ovarian Cancer Midlands.org. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 29, 2020.

Doris Hester Terry Poplin                                                                           WALLACE - Mrs. Doris Hester Terry Poplin, 93, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 at McLeod Health Cheraw. Born November 18, 1926 in Bladenboro, NC to the late Harry L., Sr. & Lina F. Sessoms Hester. After graduating high school, Doris attended William & Mary College, then she graduated from McIntyre Beauty School and later she received a degree in nursing.   Doris spent most of her working career as a nurse. She worked a short time at Marlboro General Hospital but retired from the offices of Dr. Charles and Dr. Owens. She enjoyed working in her yard, traveling, taking cruises and was a good seamstress.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, her first husband, R.C. Terry; second husband, J.T. Poplin; brother, Harry L. Hester, Jr. and grandson, William C. Tolson.

     Doris leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons, Buzzy Terry (Vickie) of Cheraw, Ronnie Terry (Robin) of Raleigh, NC, Donnie Terry, of Myrtle Beach; daughter, Suzanne T. Parrish (Jack) of Myrtle Beach; step-sons, Rick Poplin (Sue) of Knightdale, NC, Jack Poplin (Vickie) of Wilmington, NC.;8 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.

     A graveside service was held 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Wallace, SC. A visitation took place following the service at the cemetery.

     Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 181 E. Evans St. Florence, SC. 29506. Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Poplin family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 29, 2020.

Martha Gardner ‘Pug’ Perdue                                                                     CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Martha Gardner “Pug” Perdue, age 87, entered into rest on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Funeral services were at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 26, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Glenn Scott White and Pastor Danny Chavis with burial following in the Patrick Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Perdue was born March 17, 1932 in Jefferson, SC a daughter of the late William “Bill” Gardner and Livey Hancock Gardner Sexton. She was a home maker and member of Patrick Baptist Church. Mrs. Perdue was a creative story-teller and enjoyed watching game shows. She was an excellent cook and was known for her cakes. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family.

     In addition to her parents, Martha was also preceded in death by her husband, Reece Perdue; son, Billy Perdue; daughter, Barbara “Cubbie” Tucker; daughter-in-law, Diane Perdue; granddaughter, Megan Perdue; brothers, William F. Gardner and Calvin Gardner.

     She is survived by her daughter, Shannon T. Griggs of Patrick, SC; great grand-children, Torrie Griggs of Darlington, SC, and Stormy Singletary of Patrick, SC; 4 great grandchildren, Luke, Destiny, Serenity, Trinity Griggs; and numerous nieces and nephews. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Perdue family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 29, 2020.

Patricia D. ‘Patsy’ Rollins                                                                                         CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Patricia D. “Patsy” Rollins, age 63, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 5:00 PM Sunday, January 26, 2020 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Fred McDaniel, Rev. Ronald Thurman, and Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends from 4:00 – 5:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Ms. Rollins was born April 26, 1956 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of Katie Lee Watson Deese and the late Maxie “Teat” Deese. She worked for many years alongside her father at Teat’s Grocery and made many friends there. Her grandchildren were the apple of her eye and she was affectionately known as “Pappy” to them. Patsy enjoyed being out-doors admiring God’s creation and listening to her wind chimes. She also enjoyed traveling, visiting family, and playing games on her tablet. In addition to her father, Patsy was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, James Coleman Deese and Kenny Merle Deese; and nephew, Kenneth “Scott” Deese.

     Survivors include her children, Brandy Rollins of the home, Anthony (Crystal)Rollins of Ruby, SC; and their father, Randy (Angie) Rollins of Wallace, SC; mother, Katie Lee Deese of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Colt Oliver, Makenxie Rollins, Abram Rollins, Camdyn Rollins, and her favorite grand-dog, “Wrigley”; sister, Joyce Hurst of Chesterfield, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rollins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 29, 2020.

Annette Moore Stevens                                                                                CHERAW - Annette Moore Stevens, 77, died Sunday, January 26, 2020. Born in Harrells, NC she was a daughter of the late Lewis Moore and Mildred Wheeler Kirven. She was the widow of Walter Raleigh “Buddy” Stevens, Jr. She enjoyed life and was a member of the Shagger Society (SOS), the Couple’s Club and the Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Stevens was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and was in the church choir. She enjoyed cooking, baking (chocolate pies and pound cakes), cleaning and helping anyone in need. She loved her family and friends, and cared deeply for her church family.

     Survivors are her sons, Brent A. (Dayna) Stevens of Cheraw, SC, John Alfred Stallings of Rose Hill, NC, Jeffrey (Lorna) Stevens of Rosamond, CA, a brother, Preston “Buck” (Carolyn) Moore of Wallace, NC, a sister, Jane Sylvester of Cape Carteret, NC, grandchildren, Scott, Nicole, Finley, Ella, and Dottie, and also several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a brother, Jerry Moore and a sister Bonnie Moore. The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM, Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials to McLeod Hospice (Cheraw), PO Box 100551, Florence SC 29502-0551 or Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Building Fund, c/o Carla Reid, 2469 West Market Street Ext., Cheraw, SC29520. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Cheraw Healthcare and McLeod Hospice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 29, 2020.

Sara Morgan Wicker                                                                               CHERAW - Sara Morgan Wicker, 87, died, Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late William Battle and Viola Lide Morgan. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. She was retired from INA Bearing. In her younger years she was an excellent cook. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, crocheting and shopping at Belk. Most of all she loved her grandchildren, family and “her people”.

     Surviving is her husband of 68 years, William “Billy” L. Wicker of Cheraw, SC, sons, William F. (Deborah) Wicker of Florence, SC, James Gregory Wicker of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Susanne “Susie” W. (Andy) Ingram of Cheraw, SC, Dana Gail W. (Kent) Walker of Jonesborough, TN, grand-children, Matthew Wicker, Jason (Sonia) Wicker, Jordan (Maryum) Wicker, Morgan L Walker, Sara K. Ingram, Kelley S. Ingram, Georgia N. Walker, great grandchildren, Mila Wicker, Eesa Wicker, brother, George L. (Martha) Morgan of Smithville, NC, sisters, Hilda M. Wilds of Columbia, SC, Patricia M. Turner of Cheraw, SC and a sister-in-law, Jo Anne Morgan of Cheraw, SC,

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, also a brother, William Battle“ Tootie” Morgan and a brother-in-law, “Jerry” Turner. The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Friday, January 24, 2020 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 24, 2020 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: Salkehatchie Summer Service Fund, c/o First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • January 29, 2020.

Gerald D. ‘Jerry’ Carter                                                                               CLINTON - Gerald D. “Jerry” Carter, age 91, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020. He was born in Fort Motte, SC and was the last surviving member of his family. He was retired from Delta Mills and was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw.

     Survivors include Sid and Hilda Carter of Clinton; and Vaughn and Sean Vick and their son, Duncan of Greenville. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Woodbridge. In lieu of flowers memorials may made to the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.

James Douglass ‘Doug’ Crawley                                                                        RUBY - Mr. James Douglass “Doug” Crawley, age 84, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Friday, January 31, 2020 at Ruby Baptist Church by Pastor Ronald Thurman and David Thurman with burial following in the Ruby Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Friday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.

     Mr. Crawley was born October 1,1935 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Arthur Franklin and Olive Viola Oliver Crawley. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, former choir member, and was very active in building props and décor for the church. Doug was also a member of the Sunlighter’s Quartet. Mr. Crawley was a retired employee of INA Bearing with 37 years of service. His hobbies included fishing, working with his tractor, and building and flying model airplanes. A true family man, Mr. Crawley was a very loving and devoted husband of 65 years to his beloved wife and a very supportive grandfather of his grandchildren’s goals and achievements. He will be fondly remembered as a friend who was willing to lend a helping hand to family or anyone in need.

 

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Crawley was also preceded in death by his brothers, John Robert Crawley, and Will Frank “Hank” Crawley; sisters, Mary Etta “Makie” Kirkley, Helen C. Rivers, and Beatielee “Bate” Esparza.

     Survivors include his beloved wife of 65 years, Irene Davidson Crawley of the home; son, James Rodney (Mary Hannah) Crawley of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Nancy Ann Crawley of Charleston, SC, and Daniel Blake Crawley of Pensecola, FL; sister, Margaret C. Thurman of Ruby, SC; brother-in-law, Genaro Esparza of San Antonio, TX; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Crawley of Chesterfield, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 508 Hampton St #200, Columbia, SC 29201. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crawley family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.

John ‘Johnny’ Luther Hill Sr.                                                              CHESTERFIELD - Mr. John (Johnny) Luther Hill, Sr., age 78, entered into rest on Sunday, January 26, 2020 with his family by his side. Funeral services were held at 4:30 PM Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Teal, Rev. Jerry McManus, and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Hill was born February 20, 1941 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Donald D. Hill, Sr. and Margie Chewning Hill. He was a Vietnam era veteran having served in the U.S. Navy elite Ceremonial Guardin Washington, DC and aboard the aircraft carrier USS Lexington CVS – 16 and was a member of the American Legion Post 74. After military service he worked eight years for J.P. Stevens Delta plant #2 before moving in 1975 to Carolina Canners Inc. in Cheraw, and retiring after 31 years of service in the maintenance department. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycles and was a Charter Life Member of the American Motorcyclist Association. He loved the family farm and was very proud that most of the family lived closed by. He could always find time to go out and tinker in the shop or help a neighbor.

     In addition to his parents, Johnny was also preceded indeath by his older brother, Donnie Hill; and nephew, Dennis Hill.

     Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sybil Anne Roberts Hill of the home; son, John Luther (Becki) Hill, Jr.; daughter, Carmen Hill (Randy) Wilks; granddaughter, Hillary Wilks (Tyler Gregory) Hendrix; grandsons, Hayden Wilks, Ely Hill, and Noah Hill; great grandchildren, Heidi Anne Hendrix and Timber Gregory all of Chesterfield, SC; brother, Arlo C. (Judy) Hill of Prosperity, SC; nephews, Steven Hill of Prosperity, SC and David Hill of Chapin, SC; sisters-in-law, Elaine R. Smith, Rebekah R. (Anson) Jacobs, and Neatus R. Sellers.

     Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hill family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.

 

 

Barbara Ann Johnson                                                              CHERAW - Barbara Ann Johnson, 75, died on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1 PM at Flemming Funeral-Chapel, Cheraw SC. She was born November 23, 1944 in Harrisburg, PA to the late Robert and Magdalene Thompson Sr. Survivors: children, Wendy (Samihah) Johnson-Thompson, Kimerly Johnson, Harrisburg, PA and Rev. Dr. Timothy Johnson Sr., Cheraw, SC; siblings, Charlese Farmer, Robert Thompson Jr., Michael Thompson, Ronald Brown, William Brown, Robert Brown, Harrisburg, PA; son-in-law, Michael (Muhtadi) Thompson, Harrisburg, PA; daughter-in-law, Nicole Johnson, Cheraw, SC; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.

Billy F. Pigg                                                                                        PAGELAND -Billy F. Pigg, 89, passed away January 29, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving wife and family. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland with Revs. Roger Wall and Ernest Winburn officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery. The family received friends on Friday, Jan. 31 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Providence Family Life Center.

     Mr. Pigg was born January 12, 1931 in Pageland, the eldest son of the late B. C. Pigg, Jr. and Vennie Robertson Pigg.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Cynthia “Cindy”  Pigg Collins of Pageland; brother, James Rance Pigg; sister Fanell P. Rivers of Mt. Croghan; sister and brother-in-law Katrina P. and Charlie Sturgis of Monroe.

     Billy graduated from Pageland High School in 1947 and Wingate College in 1949. Upon graduation he began a 41-year automobile career, 17 years with Hursey Chevrolet in Pageland and 24 years as dealer principal/owner – operator of Bud Motor Company, the Ford-Mercury dealership in Cheraw. He was also in partnership with his son, Farris, at Farris Ford in Pageland from 1975 until 1980. He sold his Cheraw dealership in July 1990 and worked for 11 years with the Chesterfield County Department of Social Services and also the Chesterfield County Chapter of the American Red Cross, retiring in June 2001 .Billy was always active in numerous community and civic affairs, always putting his whole heart into what he did. His example of hard work, thoroughness, and high standards will always be remembered and cherished by those who knew and loved him. Billy was a charter member of the Pageland Junior Chamber of Commerce, serving as Vice President and President. He served on the SC State Junior Chamber of Commerce as National Director, International Director, Chaplain, and Vice President. He was a member of the Pageland Chamber of Commerce and served on the Steering Committee of the Pageland Watermelon Festival for a number of years. He served as Chairman of the Pageland District # 4 School Board, Past Master of Mt. Moriah #58 Masonic Lodge, and a member of Omar Shrine Temple. He was Chairman of the Chesterfield County DSS Board for 25 years and then was elected to represent the Fifth Congressional District on the State Health & Human Services Finance Commission where he served until 1990. He was a representative to the Carolinas Ford Dealers Association and served one term as Vice Chairman and Chairman. He also served on the Good Samaritan Colony Board of Directors and the Chesterfield County Rural Water Company Board for16 years until his retirement in May of 2016. Billy was a dedicated family man who deeply loved his wife and his two children, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was a man dedicated to his God and his church and had a sincere and abiding faith in the Lord Jesus. He was always a member of Providence Baptist Church with the exception of the 24 years he lived in Cheraw. During that time, he was a member of Cheraw First Baptist. He taught a Sunday School class for more than 58 years and has held many positions and offices in the church including Deacon Chairman.

     Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Bobbie T. Pigg, son and daughter-in-law, Farris and Jane Pigg of Cheraw; four grandchildren, Britt Pigg and his wife, Caleigh, of Rock Hill,Brad Pigg and his wife, Jessie, of Pageland, Melissa Shrum of Spartanburg, Jon David Shrum and his wife, Dana of Boiling Springs; five great grandchildren, Elisa Petty of Spartanburg, Katelyn Elizabeth Pigg, Kenzie Grace Pigg and Kolton Bradley Pigg, who was born on his birthday in 2016, of Pageland, Taftt Riggins Pigg of Rock Hill, Stevie Rose Shrum, and twins Salem and Silas Shrum of Boiling Springs; and great-great-grandchildren, Milani and Miguel Petty of Spartanburg; son-in-law, David Collins of Pageland; sister-in-law Sue Pigg of Virginia Beach; brother-in-law, Jimmie Attaway Rivers of Mt. Croghan; nieces and nephews Kathy Sturgis Ward and her husband Ronnie of Winchester, VA; Neal Sturgis and his wife Diane of Fort Mill; Lt. Col. (Ret.) James R. “Jim” Pigg, Jr. and his wife Cathy of Fayetteville, GA; Tavia Pigg Hazel and her husband Wade of Reelsville, IN; Jimmie Rivers and his wife Michelle of Mt. Croghan; Peggy Pigg Palacioz and her husband Tony of Virginia Beach; Scott Rivers and his wife Dale of Wadesboro along with their families, a number of cousins and by his fur babies, Faja and Bushy.

     Memorials may be made to the Providence Baptist Church Building Fund, 232 Providence Church Rd., Pageland, SC 29728.Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the Pigg family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.

Tina Allen Rivers                                                                                   CHERAW - Mrs. Tina Allen Rivers, age 77, (formerly of Ruby, SC) entered into rest on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. A Celebration of Life service was held at 12:00 PM Friday, January 31, 2020 in the Fellowship Hall of Zoar United Methodist Church by Pastor Billy Jack Johnson, Rev. Ronald Thurman and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of the church.

     Mrs. Rivers was born January 19, 1943 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Carl and Geneva Hancock Allen. She was a graduate of Ruby High School and Kings Business College of Charlotte. Tina was a retired employee of Delta Mills (formerly J.P. Stevens) with 41 years of service. Mrs. Rivers was an excellent cook and enjoyed collecting cook-books. She also enjoyed reading her bible and listening to the Bill Gaither Classics on her tablet. Her favorite hobby was shopping especially after she discovered Amazon and QVC.

     Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Benjamin T. “Billy” Rivers of the home; daughter, Rebecca (Bruce) Williamson of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Kevin (Rachel) Williamson and Matthew Williamson; sister-in-law & brother-in-law, William “Bill” (Betty Jean) Ratliff; nieces and nephews, Phyllis (Jay) Vernon, Lee (Stephen) Donathon, Darrell (Denise) Ratliff, and William (Penny) Ratliff, Jr.; also numerous great nieces, great nephews, and a host of cousins.

    

     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P O Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina, 29506. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.         

Lettha Mae Smith                                                                                    PAGELAND - Lettha Mae Smith, 78, died on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 3 pm from the Piney Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Mt. Croghan, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born June 5, 1941 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Sylvester and Mary Nivens McBride. Survivors: children, Jimmy Lee Smith, Monroe, NC, Joyce Ann Blakeney (Daniel), Pageland, SC, Letha R. Clyburn (Randy), Kershaw, SC, Robert Smith Jr. (Sherri), Pageland, SC and Roger Lee Smith (Chris), Pageland, SC; sister, Martha Joines, Mt. Croghan, SC; 19 grandchildren, 30  great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.

Roy E. Steen                                                                                     NEWBERRY - Mr. Roy E. Steen, age 83, formerly of Mt. Croghan, SC, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Graveside services were held at 1:00 PM Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Rocky Creek Baptist Church Cemetery by Brent Taylor with full military honors. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

     Mr. Steen was born July 29, 1936 in Jefferson, SC a son of the late William Math and Millie Demby Steen. He was a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army having served 2 tours in Viet-nam. Mr. Steen was the retired owner and operator of Roy’s Industrial Electronics. He enjoyed traveling and exploring the world during his military career, but his favorite pastime was time spent with his family.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Steen was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Julie F. Steen; and 3 brothers, Sam, Olin, and John Steen.

     Survivors include his daughter, Tricia (Scott) Ulch of Prosperity, SC; grandchildren, Tyler and Caleb Ulch; brother, Floyd (Eula) Steen of Mt. Croghan, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400. McLean, VA 22102 or to the American Cancer Society, 200 Center Point Cir #100, Columbia, SC 29210. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Steen family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.

Michael W. ‘Micky’ Thurman                                                                               MT. CROGHAN - Mr. Michael W. “Micky” Thurman, age 91, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at his home. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, February 2,2020 at Ruby Baptist Church by Pastor Ronald Thurman with burial following in the Ruby Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.

 

 

   Mr. Thurman was born July26, 1928 in Ruby, SC a son of the late James Perkins “Perk” and Mollie Sullivan Thurman. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Ruby Masonic Lodge#314, and the American Legion Post 74. A faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church, Micky served as former Deacon, Sunday school teacher, and on various other committees through the years. Mr. Thurman was the former owner and operator of Micky’s TV and Radio Repair, and retired from the Mount Croghan Post Office after 35 years of service as a rural mail carrier .An avid outdoorsman, Micky enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working to keep his yard immaculate. Because of his love of electronics repair, Mr. Thurman’s family will always fondly remember him for his ability to fix anything. His love of God, his church, and family will always be a steadfast example for all to follow.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Thurman was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Georgia D. “Dot” Thurman; brothers, Johnny, Knox, and David Thurman; and sisters, Madge T. Davis, Thelma Venters, and Gladys Sutton.

     Survivors include his children, Terry (Danny) Huntley, and Tami (Michelle) Thurman both of Mt. Croghan, SC; grandchildren, Holly (Gabe) Sims of Pageland, SC, Brittany (Chaim) Chavarria of Nashville, TN, and Zachary Gulledge of Cookeville, TN ;great grandchildren, Kylie, Caden, Cora Sims, and Cruz Chavarria; sisters-in-law, Edith Atkinson, Betty Lou (Bobby) Griffith, Mildred Thurman, and Margaret Thurman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to express their thanks to Mr. Thurman’s caregivers, Pat Dutton, Kim Oliver, and Pam Plyler for their love and care. Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741 or to Ruby Cemetery Association, c/o Johnnie Oliver P.O. Box 3, Ruby, SC 29741. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Thurman family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10A • February 5, 2020.

Clara M. Cole                                                                                 WALLACE - Clara M Cole, 72, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in the family home after a long illness, with her family at her side. She was our angel on earth, she will be sorely missed.

     Born in Morven, NC she was a daughter of the late Winston Raleigh and Margaret Starling Tyner and was also raised by Rev. Albert Hatcher. She was a retired textile supervisor. Mrs. Cole was a (20 year) member of the Wallace Rescue Squad. She enjoyed helping at the church, traveling, working, reading, fishing, going to the mountains and the ocean and listening to the waves crash on the shore. She liked to watch the humming birds and squirrels in her yard. She loved her grandchildren, great grandchildren and of course her furry friend “Shaggy”.

     Surviving is her husband, Buddy Cole, Sr. of Wallace, SC, sons, Ray (Sharlene) Cole of Bennettsville, SC, Buddy (Kansas) Cole, Jr. of Bennettsville, SC, a sister, Diane Johnson of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Brandon Ray Cole, Zachary Austin Cole, Meghan Elizabeth Cole, great-grandchildren, Morgan Raye-Hawk Cole, Robert James-Hawk Cole and Leighton Rae Cole.

   

    She was preceded in death by her parents list above, brothers, Donald Keith Tyner, Charles Hugh Tyner and a grandchild, Candice Brooke Cole. The family received friends 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Forest Pine Independent Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 4:00 PM, Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Forest Pine Independent Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. The Coles wish to thank all the members of the Wallace Rescue Squad for caring for them just like family. Also they would like to share heartfelt gratitude to Bryan Sweatt, Liz Griggs and Butch Boan. And without a doubt their gratefulness for all of the wonderful professionals at McLeod Hospice-Cheraw for their love, care and compassion. Memorials to; Wallace Rescue Squad, 4013 Hwy 177, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 12, 2020.

Howard Todd Ferguson                                                                                  CHERAW - Howard Todd Ferguson, known by all as “Buzz,” 73, died Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Born in Butler, PA, he was a son of the late Joseph Walter and Esther Pauline Latshaw Ferguson. He was a US Navy Veteran. Buzz was a Navy Veteran, missionary, pastor, hunter and fisherman. After meeting his Savior, Buzz gave the rest of his life to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. Landing in Nova Scotia and finally Newfoundland, Buzz loved the beautiful Maritime provinces and the people that called that region of Canada “home.” Buzz, as husband, father and grandfather, lived life adventurously and loved his family faithfully. Buzz will be remembered as an example of a meek and gentle man who exercised his strength by serving others.

     Surviving is his wife, Judy Lynn Ferguson of Cheraw, SC, a son, Ryan (Rebecca) Ferguson of Travelers Rest, SC, a daughter, Raquel (Dave) Bradshaw of Cheraw, SC, grand-children, Max Ferguson, Kezziah Ferguson, Petra Ferguson, Elise (Guy) Harris, Logan Bradshaw, Lennox Bradshaw and Wesley Bradshaw.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother, Todd Ferguson. The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: Calvary Baptist Church, 364 Calvary Lane, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 12, 2020.

Julius Hooks                                                                                               CHERAW - Funeral services for Julius Hooks were held 11:00 am Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church in Cheraw. Burial followed at Montrose Cemetery (Sandhills) in Cash.

     Mr. Hooks, 74, died on Sunday February 2, 2020 at McLeod Health Cheraw of natural causes.

     Julius was born on March 24, 1945 to the late Fred and Estelle Porter Hooks in Cheraw. He was converted to Christ at an early age and became a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. He graduated from Long High School in Cheraw, Class of 1963. Upon graduating from the Chesterfield County School System, Julius relocated to Brooklyn, New York. There he found employment at Hooks Dry Cleaning Service. He worked 14 years with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Clinton, MD and was also a bus driver for the State of Maryland until his retirement in 2007. Julius married Claretha Bridges-Hooks after returning to Cheraw in 2007. Church remained a focal point of Mr. Hooks’ life. He maintained memberships in several churches after leaving Cheraw: New Macedonia Baptist Church in Washington, DC; New Commandment Church of Praise and Deliverance in Clinton, MD; and Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Julius sang on Pee Dee’s Men’s Choir. Julius had many hobbies and enjoyed life to the fullest. Eating at Kentucky Fried Chicken and Hooks Barbecue and Buffet in Cheraw and watching the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys were among his favorite pastimes. Mr. Hooks was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Hooks, Jr. and Willie James Hooks, Sr. and sister-in-law Wilenia J. Hooks. Julius is survived by: wife Claretha Bridges-Hooks; daughter, Juanita Hooks of Temple Hills, MD; step-daughter Granula Davis, Cheraw; step-son LeGranthony (Catina) Bridges, Sr., Cheraw; two sisters, Essie Mae (Clarence) Jones, Bronx, NY and Elizabeth Hooks Ellison, Cheraw; two brothers, Matthew Hooks, Cheraw and Earnest (Cynthia) Hooks, Sr., Temple Hills, MD; four step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law. Morris Funeral Cottage of Cheraw, Inc. was entrusted to serve the Hooks family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 12, 2020.

Donna Davis Hurst                                                           CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Donna Davis Hurst, age 82, entered into rest on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, February 9, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Alisha Hansen with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family received friends from 2-3 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Hurst was born June 20, 1937 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Acy Lee Davis and Sue King Harmon. Donna was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where she was a choir member for 40+ years and led the Children’s choir. She started the Girl Scout’s of America program in the Chesterfield area and enjoyed playing bridge. Donna had a big heart and always took care of anyone who needed any help.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hurst was preceded in death by her husband John T. Hurst.

     Survivors include her daughter; Connie Jeffcoat of Mt. Pleasant; brothers, Dicky Davis and Lee Davis both of Chesterfield; grandchildren, Faith and Hurst Jeffcoat of Mt. Pleasant. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church 305W. Main St. Chesterfield SC, 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hurst family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 12, 2020.

Edd Graham Lang Sr.                                                                         CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Edd Graham Lang, Sr. age 91, entered into rest on Friday, February 7, 2020. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Monday, February 10, 2020 at Sandy Plains United Methodist Church by Pastor Lonnie Grose and Rev. Yvonne Hechler with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 -7:00 PM Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Lang was born July 10, 1928 in Morven, NC a son of the late John Rufus and Sarah Frances Purvis Lang. He was a retired employee of Delta Mills (formerly J.P. Stevens) and a faithful member of Sandy Plains United Methodist Church. Edd served as former Sunday school teacher, Lay Leader, and on various other church committees throughout the years. His hobbies included “collecting,” gardening, and raising chickens. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Lang was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Willie Myrle Lee Lang; 2 daughters, Sandra Teal, and Elizabeth Ruth Lang; brothers, Johnny, Robert, and William Lang; sisters, Carrie Haigler, Ida Alford, Ruthie Jordan, Lela Boan, and Jenny Nell Lang; granddaughter, Hailey Brown; and great granddaughter, Sadie Grace Linton.

     Survivors include his children, Edd “Eddie” Graham Lang, Jr., Sarah Campbell, Pam (Jimmy) Jordan, and Joey (Darnel) Teal; grandchildren, Jessica Riley, Abbi Lang, Grayson Lang, Jesse (Mia) Lang, Nikki (Kevin) Griffin, Jon Brown, Jason Campbell, Michael McCormick, Justin (Kim) Teal, Adam Jordan, and Stephen Jordan; great grand-children, Jaden and Baylin Riley, Bentson Crook, Suzannah Gainey, Jamie Lang, Kris and Lexi Little, Haley and Hayden Black, Zack, Cullin, and Ashton McCormick, Mackenzie and Kamryn Teal, Allison Linton, and Luke Jordan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, c/o James Phillips, 1591 Privette Road, Morven, NC 28119. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield , SC is serving the Lang family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 12, 2020.

Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Rainwater                                                                                                                  ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Gabrielle “Gabby” Rainwater,36, of 115 Hinson Court, Rockingham, passed away, Sunday, January 19, 2020, at her residence.

     She was born March 15, 1983 in Chesterfield County, SC, daughter of Larry Rainwater and Doris Wise Grant. “Gabby” was a very intelligent lady! She graduated from Marlboro High School, Richmond Community College and UNC Pembroke. She had two Associates degrees and a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice. She loved her nieces and nephews as her own; and had many special friends. Gabby love to travel and loved the beach.

     Visitation was held Wednesday, January22, 2020 at Harrington Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Funeral was Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Mt. Carmel Free Will Baptist Church at 2:00 pm. Pastor Mike Childers and Pastor Drew Rainwater will be officiating. Burial followed at White Creek Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC.

     She is survived by her mother, Doris W. Grant of Rockingham; father, Larry Rainwater of the home; step-mother, Sandra Roberts of Hamlet; brother David Rainwater ( Tabatha) of Cheraw, SC; sister, Shannon R. Murray of Rockingham; nieces and nephews; and her companion, “Kit-Kit.” Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 12, 2020.

Benjamin J. ‘Billy’ Rivers                                                                  CHERAW - Mr. Benjamin J. “Billy” Rivers, age 78, entered into rest on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. A celebration of life service was held at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Zoar United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall by Pastor Billy Jack Johnson and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service at fellowship hall.

     Mr. Rivers was born September 15, 1941 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Eugene and Myrtle Lee Davis Rivers. He was a retired employee of Delta Mills (formerly J.P. Stevens) with 42years of service. Mr. Rivers was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church. An avid outdoorsman, Billy enjoyed fishing, hunting, and growing a garden to share his fruits and vegetables with his friends and neighbors. He enjoyed watching football, NASCAR, and anything with John Wayne in it. His favorite pastime was keeping his grass cut numerous times a week.

     In addition to his parents, Billy was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Tina Allen Rivers who passed on January 28, 2020; sister, Maxine Eddins; and his grandmother who helped raise him, Georgia Freeman Rivers.

     Survivors include his daughter, Rebecca (Bruce) Williamson of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Kevin (Rachel) Williamson and Matthew Williamson; sister, Betty Jean (William H. “Bill”) Ratliff, Sr.; nieces and nephews, Phyllis (Jay) Vernon, Lee (Stephen) Donathon, Darrell (Denise) Ratliff, William (Penny) Ratliff, Jr., Kerwin (Sandy) Eddins, and Karen (Darrell) Martin; also numerous great nieces, great nephews, and a host of cousins. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of McLeod Hospice for the extraordinary care and love shown to Mr. Rivers and their family, and requests that memorials be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29506. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 12, 2020.

Alfred Smith Sellers                                                                         CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Alfred Smith Sellers, age 91, entered into rest on Friday, February 7, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 12,2020 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Jason Pope. The family will greet friends from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Sellers was born July 14, 1928 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Thomas Sinclair and Cora Oliver Sellers. He was a former employee of Sonoco with over 20 years of service and a retired employee of SCDOT. An avid music enthusiast, Alfred enjoyed playing the guitar every chance he had. He also enjoyed gardening and was known for his “green thumb.” He was always sharing his fruits and vegetables with his friends and neighbors.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Sellers was preceded in death by his daughter, Kay Sellers Lisenby; and all of his brothers and sisters.

     Survivors include his son, Buck (Becky Teal) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; daughters, Crystal (Jerry) Steen of Chesterfield, SC, Teresa Keeling of Fernandina Beach, FL; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Regency Southern Care Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sellers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 12, 2020.

Elsa Grace Baker                                                                                            Elsa Grace Baker born 11/28/1920 passed from this life on 2/14/2020. Grace never met a stranger and will be sadly missed by so many. Her Church, art, baseball, politics, American Indians and elephants were a few of her many passions. She loved her family especially and always displayed at least one picture of each of them at all times.

     Surviving are her sons David (Jane) Baker, Chris (Janis) Baker, Stephen (Liz) Baker, Tom (Lauren) Baker and daughter Carol (Shaw) Newsom, grandchildren David Jr., Stephanie, Greg, Michael, Kristen, Alex, Jack and Jill, and great grandchildren David III, Adam, Natalie, Nathan, Kennedy, Brady and Holland. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m. at St David’s Church in Cheraw. A visitation reception at the church will follow the service. Inurnment at The National Cemetery in Salisbury NC will take place at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Scotia Village, Laurinburg NC or to a church or charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 19, 2020.

Robert Josey Hearon Jr.                                                                                Funeral services for Mr. Robert Josey Hearon, Jr., 73, who entered into rest on Sunday, February 9, 2020, were held at 3:30 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, In the Gymnasium of Robert E. Lee Academy, Bishopville, SC. The Rev. Jerry McManus, Sr. officiated with burial following in Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends on Tuesday, February 11,2020, from 5:00 until 7:00pm, at Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home, 200 W. Church Street, Bishopville, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church, c/o Chip Clanton, 197 Woodham Road, Bishopville, SC, 29010, Mt. Elon Baptist Church, PO Box 38, Lydia, SC, 29079, or Regency Hospice Services, 960 Pamplico Highway, Suite K, Florence, SC, 29505. Mr. Hearon passed away on Sunday, February 9, after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of the late R. Joe Hearon and Julia Dixon Hearon Davis of Bishopville. He was a member of Mt. Elon Baptist Church, Lydia, SC, and attended Hebron United Methodist Church, Stokes Bridge, SC.

     “Mr. Josey” was the Voice of the Cavaliers of Robert E. Lee Academy, Bishopville, SC, for over 40 years. He assisted with girls’ basketball and loved the staff, teachers, and students of REL. He is survived by his wife, Diane; son Robert Josey Hearon III (Anita) of Bishopville; daughter Vicki Hearon Burris (Tony) of Greensboro, GA; sister, Jane Hearon Buechner (Hank) of St. Petersburg, FL; grandchildren Robert Josey Hearon IV (Courtney), Amelia, Hannah, and Hampton Burris; great-grandson, Robert Josey Hearon V.

     The family wishes to thank Regency Hospice Services, Dr. John Pate and staff, the staff of Bishopville Drug Company, and close friend Becky Woodham for their continuous kindness and support. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 19, 2020.

Billy Lee Hicks Sr.                                                                                                                                        EASLEY - Mr. Billy Lee Hicks, Sr., 69, of Easley SC, formally of Pageland, SC passed away peacefully on Monday, February 10, 2020 at his home.

     Mr. Billy Hicks was born on October25, 1950 in Monroe, North Carolina to the late Charles Lee Hicks and Betty Funderburk Hicks. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Lear; baby brother; niece, Sharon “Sissy” Nicholson, and grandson, James Hicks.

     Mr. Hicks was a Senior Maintenance Support Tech for Duke Energy, where he retired from on July 31, 2018. He was a Mason. He was a member of High Point Baptist Church in Pageland, SC and Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley, SC. Mr. Hicks loved to grill, cook, and play golf. He loved to travel, especially to the beach. After retirement from Duke Energy, he was the owner of Hicks Electric Company. In his spare time, he liked to watch two of his favorite TV shows, Matlock and Perry Mason.

     Mr. Hicks was survived by his wife, Cynthia “Cindy” Plyler Hicks of Easley, SC; sons, Billy Hicks Jr. and Bobby Ryan Hicks both of Pageland, SC; daughters, Alisha Hunter and Katelyn Hunter both of Easley, SC; sister, Margie Bess of Pageland, SC, and six grandchildren.

     The family received friends on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at High Point Baptist Church in the Sanctuary. There was a Celebration of Life Funeral Service on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 3:00 PM at High Point Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Coates presiding. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland.

     In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Hicks family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 19, 2020.

Helen Davis Moore                                                                         CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Helen Davis Moore, age 87, entered into rest on Monday, February 10, 2020. Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM Thursday, February 13, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Jason Pope and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Moore was born October 12, 1932 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late John Murray Davis, Sr. and Viola Cranford Davis. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Helen loved the Lord, her church, and visits from her pastor. She also enjoyed watching her scheduled television programs.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Moore was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Frank Moore; brothers, John M. Davis, Jr., Gene Davis, and Bealer Davis; sisters, Doris D. Shaw and Gladys D. Kelly; and brother-in-law, James Guinn.

     Survivors include her sister, Lib. D. Guinn of Chesterfield, SC; brother, William L. (Kate) Davis of West Columbia, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; and her extended family at Cheraw Healthcare.

     Memorials may be made to Westfield Creek Baptist Church, 316 Westfield Church Road, Cheraw, SC29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Moore family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 19, 2020.

Jack Scott                                                                                WALLACE - Jack Scott, Sr. 87, died Sunday, February16, 2020. Born in Bladen County, NC he was a son of the late Rosa Scott.

     Surviving is his wife Margaret Louise Purvis Scott of Wallace, SC, sons, Jack (Crystal) Scott of Cheraw, SC, Colby Jack (Elizabeth) Scott of Jefferson, SC, daughters, Virginia Gail Hooks of Cheraw, SC, Betty Jean (Gary) Hawthorne of Winter Haven, FL, Kathy Lynn Gatlin of Lakeland, FL, a son-in-law, Keith Anderson of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Pauline Smothers of Hemingway, SC, 16 grand-children and 26 great grand-children.

     He was preceded in death by his mother listed above and daughters, Barbara Ann Scott, Jackie Ann Anderson and Cynthia Scott.

     The family will receive friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 19,2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 19, 2020.

James Carl Anderson                                                                                        James Carl Anderson left this earthly world peacefully December 16, 2019, in Charleston South Carolina.

     “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” Mark Twain. Born on June 10, 1934 in Mason City, Iowa, Jim was the son of the late Carl Manly Anderson and Gladys Harrison Anderson. Jim was the husband of Barbara Westre Anderson for 55y ears. (Barbara preceded him in death in 2014 and we are sure she waspatiently awaiting his arrival in heaven.) After serving in the Korean War Jim attended the University of South Dakota where he majored in Biology and Zoology. One of his activities at USD was working lighting in the drama department. He often reflected that he met and quickly fell for Barbara, who was majoring in drama. Jim proposed to her behind the chemistry building. They leave behind three grateful children, Gus (Gamble), Trish (Andy) and Elizabeth (Andy) and five amazing grandchildren, Lauren, Lindsay, Savannah, Christopher and George. There are so many others in his life that he considered to be his family.

     Jim’s job with the US Fish and Wildlife Service took his family on amazing adventures throughout the southeast, and they chose Cheraw as their forever home.

     Not one to be limited to travels in the US, Jim accepted a job with The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and packed his brave family up to move to the Philippines in 1969 for 2 years. He enjoyed it so much that he accepted another job offer with the UN and returned to the Philippines again for a few years in 1979. Jim’s love and appreciation for all that the world had to offer would later encourage his children and grandchildren to open their minds to the world.

     Gardening was another passion of Jim’s and all that knew him were fortunate to enjoy vegetables from his garden and delicious food from his kitchen. He also enjoyed cooking for others and taking care of his neighbors and friends. He penned a family cookbook after continued requests for his recipes.  

     Jim was an avid reader and served on the Chesterfield County library board for several years. When any of his children wanted to know more about a subject he often said “look it up”! Jim encouraged debate, and to know your views and be able to defend them intelligently.

He enjoyed reading to his children and grandchildren and as they grew he often read whatever books they were reading.

     After he retired from the Federal Government, Jim opened Carl’s Yard Maintenance. He and Barbara enjoyed being outside in customers’ yards and sharing his knowledge and love of plants and trees. He was never far from God’s many creatures and plants. Jim was a faithful servant of God and served on the Vestry, The School Board and the Altar Guild at St. David’s Church in Cheraw, SC.

    Jim was also passionate about the preservation of Old St. David’s Church in Cheraw. During the restoration of Old Saint David’s, Jim helped procure the current bell from a retired Navy ship.

     In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to Chesterfield County library or a library of your choice or To St. David’s Church. In his memory you are encouraged to plant a tree, read a book, take care of your neighbor, and encourage reading in children. “Let us endeavor to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry” Mark Twain. A memorial service for Jim was held at St. Davids Church on February 8, 2020 at 10:00 am Cheraw, SC followed by interment at Old St. Davids Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 26, 2020.

Evelyn Rivers Adams Campbell                                                                              RUBY - Mrs. Evelyn Rivers Adams Campbell, age 90, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Friday, February 21, 2020 at Elizabeth Baptist Church by Pastor Dewayne Evans and Pastor Mack Mullis with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Friday prior to the service at the church.

     Mrs. Campbell was born November 15, 1929 in Mt. Croghan, SC the daughter of the late King W. and Jeanette Hancock Rivers. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a faithful member of Elizabeth Baptist Church where she served as former Sunday school teacher and member of the WMU. Evelyn enjoyed working in her flowers and cattle farming. She will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Campbell was also preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Elresso Adams; son, Thomas Richard Adams; step-children, Jerry Campbell, Jackie Jenkins, and Johnny Ingram; and sister, Eleanor Gray Horne.

     Survivors include her husband of 34 years, J.B. Campbell of the home; daughter, Lisa A. (Tommy) Polson of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Brianna Lee Polson, Chris Adams, Skipper Jenkins, Ashton Jenkins, Carolina Faulkenberry, John Ingram, Angie Cook; three great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret R. Davis of Ruby, SC; numerous nieces and nephews, and her fur baby, “Milo.” The family would like to thank the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for their excellent care and support shown to Mrs. Campbell and her family.

    

     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare  Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E Main St, Chesterfield, SC29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Campbell family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 26, 2020.

Patsy King Eddins                                                                                   CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Patsy King Eddins, age 81, passed from earth to heaven on Monday, February 17, 2020. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips and Rev. Jackie Hinson with burial following in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday prior to the service at the church.

     Patsy was born September 14, 1938, the eldest daughter of Robert Lee King and “Tommie” Lenorah (Pittman) King. Mrs. Eddins was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and Spartanburg Methodist College. She had a passion for people and dedicated herself to the profession of social work. She cared deeply for friends and family and was known to spend considerable time visiting with both in their homes, in local restaurants or at social gatherings. Patsy loved to laugh, and for many, the fondest memories of Patsy are those in which she laughed until she was breathless. She was never without her purse, her lipstick or a Coca-Cola, and she loved music of all kinds. A gifted pianist, she often played for her beloved church home of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

     Patsy was a dedicated wife to Charles Eddins, and her son, Robby Davis, and grandson, Rob Davis, were the loves of her life. Lisa Davis also held a special place in her heart.

     She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Eddins. Surviving are her son, Robby Davis (Rob); grandson, Rob Davis; stepdaughter Sherry White (Taylor, Kailey); sister, Barbara Poston (Jacquelyn Smith) and brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Carolyn King (Bob).

     Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eddins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 26, 2020.

Frances J. Smith                                                                                                PATRICK - Frances J. Smith, 81, died Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Born in Marlboro County she was a daughter of the late Gurstell “Gus” and Martha Hatcher Johnson. She was the widow of Furman Smith Jr .She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. She was a dedicated and loving foster parent for many years. She enjoyed working in her yard, flowers and decorating her house.

     Surviving is her son, Furman “Bud” Smith, III of Morganton, NC, a daughter, Tammy S. (Scott) Sellers of Patrick, SC, grandchildren, Furman Smith IV, Jacob Smith, Blayne Smith, Amber(Joseph) Mason, Shayna Sellers, Landon Sellers, great grandchildren, Violet Smith, Carter Smith, Leighann Mason, nephews, Michael (Cathy) Johnson, Wayne Johnson, a great nephews, Jack Johnson, also family at heart, Donna Eslick, Willa Johnson and Betty Boan and a special caregiver who was like a daughter, Pamela Wolforth.

 

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above and a brother, Ross Johnson. The family received friends from 11:00 am to 12:00 Noon, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Oak Grove UMC Cemetery, Wallace, SC.

     Memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105’ or Hospice of South Carolina, Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation, P.O. Box 151, Drayton, SC 29333. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 26, 2020.

Carye ‘Sue’ Sutton                                                                                KANNAPOLIS - Ms. Carye “Sue” Sutton,82, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020, at Atrium Health Cabarrus in Concord. A funeral service was scheduled for 3:00 pm Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Lady’s Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends from 2 to 2:45 pm Saturday at Lady’s Funeral Home.

     Sue was born August 3, 1937 in Ruby, SC. She was a daughter of the late Carey Depard Sutton and Rosa Belle Sellers Sutton. She was a member of Blackwelder Park Baptist Church. She attended Evans Business College in Concord. Sue retired from Western-Southern Life Insurance where she was the Office Manager in Kannapolis and later worked as an Auditor.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas “Tom” Sutton. Ms. Sutton is survived by two sisters, Cherry Sutton and Anne Sutton, both of Charlotte; brother, Steve Sutton of Kannapolis; sister-in-law, Mary Jo Sutton of Virginia; niece Elizabeth Sutton LaChance and husband Mark of New Jersey; nephew, Kevin Sutton and wife Tracy of Virginia; and great nieces, Maddie and Elle LaChance.

     Memorials may be sent to Rowan County Meals on Wheels, 1307 Salisbury Avenue, Spencer, NC 28159. Remembrances may be sent to .the family online. Lady’s Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Ms. Sutton. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 26, 2020.

Shirley Defaris Dixon Sweatt                                                                               MCBEE- Funeral services for Shirley Defaris Dixon Sweatt, 84, wife of the late Thomas “Jack” Sweatt, Sr., were held at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 21, 2020, at Middendorf Baptist Church. Reverend Beau Boyle officiated with burial in Sweatt Family Cemetery, 361 Country Lane, McBee, SC. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is caring for the family. Mrs. Sweatt passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Born in Darlington County, SC, she was the daughter of the late Jasper Belk Dixon and Vena Johnson Dixon Catoe and step-father, the late Gus S. Catoe.

     She is survived by her daughter, Dianne (Frank) Plyler of McBee SC; her son, Thomas “Tommy” Sweatt, Jr. of McBee, SC; granddaughter, Nicole (Scott) Fisk of Holly Hill, SC; great-grandchildren, Arina Fisk and Jack Fisk of Holly Hill, SC; sisters: Jean Jordan, of Cayce, SC, Shirley Sullivan of Hartsville SC, Judy Branch of Fleming Island, FL, Rebecca (Harold) Snipes of Hartsville, SC; brothers: Richard Catoe, Randy (Dianne) Catoe, Amos (Amanda) Catoe, John (Lynn Gardner) Catoe, and sister-in-law, Delores Catoe all of Middendorf, SC;

numerous nieces and nephews. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 26, 2020.

Maria Elaine Tucceri Hughes Coker                                                                 BENNETTSVILLE -Maria Elaine Tucceri Hughes Coker, 69, died Monday February, 24 2020. Born in Cambridge, MA she was a daughter of the late Louis and June Godsou Tucceri and the widow of Stephen A. Hughes. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader.

     Surviving is her daughters Renee Hughes Stanley and Tanya Hughes Stanford of Haverhill, MA, brother David Tucceri of Wallace, SC, sister Linda Tucceri Laurien of Portland, OR, eight grandchildren and fifteen great grand children.

     She was predeceased by her husband and parents listed above, a brother, Richard Tucceri, and sisters, Patricia Tucceri Cordeiro and Sandra Fenton. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • March 4, 2020.

Karen Turnage Melton                                                                              CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Karen Turnage Melton, age 66, entered into rest on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at her home. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, March 1, 2020 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Troy Watkins and Rev. Steven Tarlton with burial following in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Melton was born October 26, 1953 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Wade and Newell Graves Turnage. She was a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a retired employee of Mar-Mac Industries. Karen was a member of Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and picking up pecans. Her most enjoyable times were spent with her family.

     In addition to parents, Mrs. Melton was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Larry Dean Melton; son; Larry Dean Melton Jr.; brother, Wayne Turnage; sisters, Sharon Garris, Jane Wallace, Patsy Turnage, Millie Arant, Judy Suggs, and Denise Conrad.

     Survivors include her children, Timothy Melton, and Dana M. (Derrick) Tarlton both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Brittany Burgess, Ashley Tarlton and Hustin, Baelee, Graecee Anna Melton, and Victoria Thompson; sister, Linda (Robert) Davis of Chesterfield, SC; brothers, Ronnie (Gertrude) Turnage of Chesterfield, SC, Steve (Sandra) Turnage of Cheraw, SC, and Joseph (Cathy) Turnage of Pageland, SC; numerous other extended family members.

Memorials may be made to Kindred at Home, 515 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Melton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • March 4, 2020.

Ruby L. Moore                                                                                     CHESTERFIELD – Miss Ruby L. Moore, age 87, entered into rest on Monday, February 24, 2020. Funeral services were held at 4:00PM Friday, February 28, 2020 at Ruby Baptist Church by Pastor Ronald Thurman with the eulogy being delivered by Gail Hamilton-Thomas. The family hosted a celebration of life reception immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. A private burial was held at Ruby Cemetery.

    Miss Moore was born February 13, 1933 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Robert B. and Wincie Sellars Moore. With her developmental disabilities, Ruby had an incredible long life. She was a member of Ruby Baptist Church. She lived for the past 20 years in a nursing home where she had moved with her sister, Pete Lisenby. Ruby had independence and mobility until recently. Now she is free of all the ills she faced and has a better, heavenly life. Give thanks for Ruby’s life and the love she gave to all especially those in her hometown - the Jewel City, Ruby, SC.

     In addition to her parents, Ruby was also preceded in death by her siblings, R.B. “Shorty” Moore, Jr., Charles David “Buster” Moore, Billy Frank Moore, Annette Moore Abel, and Mildred “Pete” Lisenby.

     Survivors include her sister, Jennie M. Hill of Chesterfield, SC; numerous nieces and nephews including Donna Hill of Chesterfield, SC, Roby (Ann) Moore of Ruby, SC, Michael D. (Mary) Moore of Jacksonville, FL, Terri Abel (Dean) Stewart of Winstom Salem, NC, John (Pam) Abel of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, and Tim (Brenda) Abel of Kernersville, NC; also numerous great nieces and great nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741.The family is very grateful for the love and support shown to them during this time. They respectfully request no visitors at the home during this time. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Moore family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • March 4, 2020.

Eddie Pegues                                                                                                                                       CHERAW - Eddie Pegues, 83, died on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Funeral services were held Monday, February 17, 2020, 1 PM at the Grace Temple Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.

     He was born January 25, 1937 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Eddie Pegues and Lydia Streater.

     Survivors: his wife, Mary Jean Pegues; sons, Ricky Pegues, David (Denise) Pegues, Tony (Patrice) Pegues all of Cheraw, SC and Danny Pegues, Raeford, NC; daughters, Amanda Pegues and Lisa Mumford both of Cheraw, SC; brothers, Jamie Pegues, Candor, NC and Jerry (Valtine) Streater, Cheraw, SC; sisters, Martha Streater, Lottie Streater, Kathleen (Gregory) Jefferson, Alfreda (Johnny Ray) Davis, Jean Streater all of Cheraw, SC, Margaret (Tommy) Smith, Virginia Beach, VA, Mary Lou (Venson) Collins and Shirley McNeal both of Candor, NC; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • March 4, 2020.

Randall Tolson                                                                                          CHERAW - Mr. Randall Tolson, age 76, entered into rest on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. The funeral services were private with burial following in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Mr. Tolson was born March 5, 1943 in Patrick, SC a son of the late James Roachel and Vera Chapman Tolson. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the S.C. National Guard. Mr. Tolson was a retired employee of Cuddy Farms and was a lifelong carpenter. Randall was a faithful member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. His hobbies included gardening, watching old westerns, following the Atlanta Braves, and anything to do with NASCAR.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Tolson was also preceded in death by his brothers, William, Hildreth, Weldon “Snookie”, and Nolan Tolson; sisters, Elizabeth McLain, Clara Huggins, Sadie Jordan, and Margaret White; and his beloved dog, “Brady.”

     Survivors include his devoted wife of 56 years, Mabel Tolson of the home; children, Ellen (Rev. Ricky) Morton of Cheraw, SC, and Randall T. (Merlynn) Tolson of Fayetteville, NC; grand-children, Chris (Nisa) Morton, Ricky “Hootie” Morton, Jr., Kenny Bell, Autumn (Dorsey) Grimm, Chucky Bell, and Bethany Tolson; great grandchildren, Addy, Emma, Kayden, Cameron, and Lincoln; brothers, Jeter (Lydia) Tolson of Patrick, SC, Raymond (Tina) Tolson of Greenwood, SC, Odell Tolson of Ft. Pierce, FL, and Lowell (Vera) Tolson of Pendleton, SC; sister, Daphene (Ray) Wrenn of Abbeville, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved pet, “LuLu.” The family would like to thank the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for their excellent care and support shown to Mr. Tolson and his family.

     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E Main St, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Tolson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • March 4, 2020.

Ernie Evans                                                                                      PAGELAND - Mr. Ernie Ray Evans, 73, of Pageland, SC passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC while surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Ernie Ray Evans was born on August 13, 1946 in Monroe, NC to the late William “Doss” Harley Evans and Mildred Robinson Evans.

     He is preceded in death by his brother, Ben Wayne Evans and sisters, Loree Langley, Bonnie Harpe, Harley Mae Demby and Yvonne Strawn; and special friend Susan Avant. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Mr. Evans enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and especially riding his tractor. He loved to go camping and spending time with his friends. Ernie loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed telling stories of the past to them.

     Mr. Evans is survived by his son, Marty Evans (Sherry) of Pageland, SC, daughter, Amy Evans of Lawton, OK; brothers, Ted Evans, Max Evans (Loree), Coy Evans all of Pageland, and Don Evans of Monroe, NC; his sisters, Jean Rhodes (Paul) of Rutherfordton, NC; grand-children, Jacob McClain, Dakota Evans (Rubi), Evan Hargett, Dawson Hargett and Isabella Burns.

     The family received friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Baumgartner Funeral Home, Pageland, SC. There was a Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 3:00 on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Almetta Baptist Church in Jefferson, SC with Pastor Corey Joplin officiating. Burial followed at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Pageland, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Almetta Freewill Baptist Church, PO Box 415, Jefferson, SC29718. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Evans family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 11, 2020.

Elois Johnson                                                                                     LEXINGTON, Ky. – Elois Johnson, 66, died on Friday, February 14, 2020. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 29, 2020, 1 PM at the Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Wadesboro, NC. Burial followed in the Galilee A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, McFarlan, NC. She was born March 4, 1953in Mt. Croghan, SC to the late Wilson and Gertrude Harrell Rorie.

     Survivors: husband, Jay Clayton Johnson, Lexington, KY; sons, Jay C. Johnson, II (Ivy), Parkton NC and Charlie W. Johnson (Christa), Denver, NC; daughters, Dorothy D. Brown (Leon), Chesapeake, VA and Alicia C. Johnson, Lawrenceville, GA; nine grandchildren three great grandchildren; brothers, Haywood Rorie, Boiling Brook, IL, Walter Rorie, Charlotte, NC, Woodrow Rorie, Daniel Rorie and Levander Rorie, all of Cheraw, SC.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 11, 2020.

Charles Eugene ‘Gene’ Sellers                                                                             RUBY - Mr. Charles Eugene “Gene” Sellers, age 94, entered into rest on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, March 5, 2020 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Dewayne Evans, Rev. Mack Mullis, and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park. The family greeted friends from 2:00 - 3:00 PM Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Sellers was born on October 7, 1925 to parents, Charles Spencer and Sarah Louise Hendrick Sellers. He graduated from Mt. Croghan High School in 1942 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A charter member of the Mt. Croghan American Legion, Gene served one year as commander and 26 years as Adjutant. Mr. Sellers served on the Steering Committee helping to organize and form the Ruby–Mt. Croghan Volunteer Fire Department. He was employed as a textile executive with West Knitting Corporation for 40 years, retiring in 1987. He then spent 2 years working with the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce as Executive Director. A lifelong member of Elizabeth Baptist Church, Gene served as chairman of the board of deacons, Sunday schoolteacher, and pianist for over 60 years. He also held several positions with the Chesterfield Baptist Association. Other organizational activities include; (former board of directors): West Knitting Corporation, Wadesboro Rotary Club (served as pianist for that club for 14 years and was named a Paul Harris Fellow in 1998), former treasurer and chairman of the Southern Piedmont Safety Council which served eight N.C. counties; charter board member of Chesterfield County Rural Water Company, former member and Mayor ProTem of Mt. Croghan Town Council where he chaired the Beautification Committee and was instrumental in planning and developing Rivers Park. He also researched and assembled several volumes of historical facts which are on file in the Mt. Croghan museum. He was also a faithful and active Gideon. Most recently, Gene served as pianist for the Senior Circle Chorus.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Sellers was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Margaret R. Sellers; an infant brother; and sister, Eloise “Issy” Sellers.

     Survivors include his 3 sons, Al (Shannon) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC, Brad (Ginger) Sellers of Wingate, NC, Chris (Judy) Sellers of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Adam (Madeline) Sellers of Augusta, GA, Julie (Jonathan) Jackson of Myrtle Beach, SC, Matt Sellers of Wingate, NC, Mollie S. Willis of Nashville, NC, Spencer Sellers, and Courtney (Alex Perry) Sellers both of Cheraw, SC; great grandchildren, Nathan Jackson, Caulder Jackson, Tate Willis, and Adley Margaret Perry; special friend and caregiver, Rachel Helms.

     The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Novinger and the staff of Palmetto Family Medicine; the staff of McLeod Hospital Cheraw & Florence, and the staff of McLeod Hospice House for the loving care shown to Mr. Sellers and his family. Memorials may be made to Elizabeth Baptist Church, c/o James Spencer, 7298 Hwy.52, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to the McLeod Hospice House,1203 E. Cheves Street, Florence, SC29505.Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sellers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 11, 2020.

Patricia ‘Pat’ Sowell                                                                                             VERO BEACH, Fla. - Patricia “Pat” Sowell, 87, of Vero Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

     She was born in Harlingen, TX, to Jesse and Lucille (Lucy) Bozard. She graduated from Orangeburg High School, Orangeburg SC and from the School of Nursing of the Medical College of South Carolina where she met, Broadus Sowell. They were married in Orangeburg, SC, and were blessed to have over 65 years together. Pat worked as a nurse until their children were born, she then became a full-time home-maker and mother. She learned to swim in her thirties and became a Red Cross certified swim instructor. Because of her love of children, she focused on helping children learn to swim. In 1970, Broadus and Pat moved from Charleston, SC to Vero Beach where they became active at First Baptist Church. Besides managing the home, keeping track of the children, and teaching swimming lessons, Pat served in a volunteer capacity at the Vero Beach First Baptist Church library for nearly 40 years. Shortly after moving to Vero Beach she attended a talk about genealogy which sparked an interest that continued the rest of her life.

     Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Jesse LeGrand Bozard; and in fantson, David.

     She is survived by her husband, Broadus Frederick Sowell; daughters, Anne Sowell (Brad Thomas) of Peachtree Corners, GA, Louise LaDow (Bob) of Lone Tree, CO, and Ruth Houk (Brad) of The Woodlands, TX; sons, Edwin of Chevy Chase, MD, and Fallaw (Wanda) of Pittsburgh, PA;14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

     Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church, Vero Beach, FL or the charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 11, 2020.

Nancy ‘Shug’ Ingram Walters                                                                           MONROE, N.C. Mrs. Nancy “Shug” Ingram Walters, 81, of Monroe, NC, died Wednesday, March 4, 2020. She was born in Cheraw, SC on March 19, 1938 as the oldest daughter of Ruth Kimball Douglass Ingram and Clayton Griffin Ingram. A memorial service was held Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:30 am at First Baptist Church in Monroe, NC. The family had a visitation and luncheon to celebrate Nancy’s after the service. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School, and a graduate of Queens Collegeat Charlotte where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Mrs. Walters taught at Waughtown Elementary School in Winston-Salem, NC for three years prior to meeting her husband. On April 20, 1963, Nancy married the love of her life, Dr. Percy Frank Walters of Monroe, NC. They enjoyed 49 beautiful years of marriage prior to Percy’s passing in 2012. Nancy was an active member of First Baptist Church of Monroe. Her hobbies included cooking, gardening and making memories with her beloved family and friends.

     Nancy is survived by her three children - son Vann and his wife Lori of Weddington, NC, son, Ingram and wife Missy of Monroe, NC, and daughter, Ann of Monroe, NC; and grandchildren Erin, Sarah, Griffin, Reagan, Will, Charlie and Tommy who all loved her dearly. She is also survived by her two sisters - Sloan Baker and husband Jack of Cheraw, SC, and Charlotte Crosby and husband Walter of Pawleys Island, SC, along with many loving nieces and nephews. The close family also includes special friends Dean Baskins, Jennifer Snelson, Kim Cantey, the Big Six Gold Dusters from Cheraw, SC. and the old Carmel Village gang.

     She was predeceased by her husband, Percy and by her parents. The family extends a special thanks to the many healthcare professionals, family, friends and neighbors who gave loving support throughout her illness.

     Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Monroe at 109 E. Morrow Ave., Monroe NC, 28112, or Crisis Assistance Ministries of Union County at 1333 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC28110. Funeral Service & Crematory is caring for the Walters Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 11, 2020.

James Floyd Parker                                                                                          James Floyd Parker, age93, entered into rest on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Born in Chesterfield, SC. He was the son of the late James Theodore and Dolly Rivers Parker.

     He is survived by two sons, James Floyd Parker, Jr. (Diana) of Conway, SC and Randy “Cat-fish” Parker (Ann) of Wallace, SC. Two daughters, Claudia Freeman of Wallace, SC and Kathy (Jimmie) Teal of Wallace, SC. One sister, Gloria Trader of Hartsville, SC. Six grandchildren, Jimmy Brock of Shreveport, LA, Mandy (Andy) Griggs of Benton, LA, Mike Teal of Cheraw, SC, Tyra White (Mark Fuleihan) of Florence, SC, Gene Freeman of Wallace, SC and Jarame Parker of Conway, SC. Five great grandchildren, Drew and Lizzie Griggs of Benton, LA, Sabrina and Bridget Teal of Cheraw, SC, and Joseph White of Florence, SC. One honorary grandchild, Arron Melton of Cheraw, SC.

      He is preceded in death by his wife Francis Parker, son Ricky Parker and grandson Ray Adams. He was a faithful member of the Cheraw Church of God, since 1955. He served on the church council, served as church clerk, was a Sunday school teacher and handy-man. He retired from J. P. Stevens (Delta) after 34 years of employment. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. His hobbies included fishing, taking care of his grapevines, reading, cooking, and spending time with his family, church family and friends. The family received friends 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Cheraw Church of God, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held4:00 pm Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Cheraw Church of God. Burial followed the funeral service at St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.

 

     Memorials may be made to the Cheraw Church of God building fund, 100 Pecan Orchard Road, Cheraw, SC29520. Or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 18, 2020.

Gerald E. Pender                                                                                  CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Gerald E. Pender, age 89, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, February 28, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Pender was born September 9, 1930 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Elisha and Wilma Ruthven Pender. He was a graduate of Ruby High School and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Pender was a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a retired sewing machine mechanic and an appliance repairman. Gerald enjoyed looking for deals on used appliances and was always willing to help anyone who stopped by. He could usually be found under the shade tree spending time with his dogs.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Pender was also preceded in death by 1 sister, Mildred P. Smith; brother-in-law, Ansel Smith; nephew, Daryll Smith; and daughter-in-law, Amy R. Pender.

     Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Dot Eddins Pender of the home; children, Gerald “Wayne” Pender, Cindy P. (John) Beard both of Chesterfield, SC, and Shelia (Ricky) Hodges of Hartsville, SC; grandchildren, Walker Hodges and Pres Beard; and niece, Gale Creech of Chesterfield, SC. The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Davis and social worker, Dee Hucks and the entire staff of C.M. Tucker, Jr. Nursing Care Facility (Stone Pavilion US Military Veterans Division).

     Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church “Cemetery Fund,” 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, P.O. Box293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Pender family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 18, 2020.

Linda Joyce Loflin Baker                                                                                     NORTH MYRTLE BEACH – Linda Joyce Loflin Baker, 71, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Loflin. Linda worked in real estate sales.

     Surviving is her husband, Keith Baker of the home, daughter, Anna Baker (Craig) Watson of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Herbert (Sarah) Loflin and Julius Loflin of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, McKenzie (Matthew) Cunningham, William Ingold, Savannah (Josh) Coffey, and Kyle Watson, great-grand-child, Emilia Ray Cunningham.

     She was preceded in death by parents listed above, brothers, Richard Loflin, Jerry Loflin and Donnie Loflin. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

 

Leroy Manton ‘Buddy’ Cheek                                                                              WALLACE - Leroy Manton (Buddy) Cheek, 87, died Monday, March 16, 2020. Born in McColl, SC he was the son of the late Colon Lester and Beatrice Hil lCheek. He was the husband of the late Hazel Loise Wiggins Cheek. Leroy was a long-time member of Phill’s Creek Hunting Club and loved hunting, fishing and farming.

     Mr. Cheek is survived by his son Leroy M. (Peggy) Cheek, Jr. of Wallace, SC, daughters Deborah Dixon of Patrick, SC, Agenia (Ross) Quick of Benettsville, SC, and Hazel (Robert) Edwards of Wallace, SC, brothers George Franklyn Cheek of McColl, SC and Colon Lester Cheek, Jr. of McColl, SC, and a sister, Brenda McLucas of Laurinburg, NC, sixteen grandchildren, thirty-eight great grandchildren and twelve great great grandchildren.

     He is preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, daughters Phyllis Anne Butler, Jeanine “Vickie” Smith, brother Billy Wade Cheek, sisters Shelby Turner, and Ruby Roller. The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Cheraw Church of God, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in the Rose Lawn Cemetery, McColl, SC following the funeral service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

Peggy McFarlin Evans                                                                               CHESTERFIELD – Peggy McFarlin Evans, 69, died on Friday, March 6, 2020. Funeral services were held on Friday, March13, 2020 at 2 PM from the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. She was born April 15, 1950 to the late Mack Karry and Annie Bell Diggs McFarlin.

     Survivors: sons, John Wesley Evans, Rodney (Janice) Evans, Chesterfield, SC, Stacey (Dorothy) Evans and Michael (Christine) Evans, Cheraw, SC; daughter, Annie Evans Lockhart, Cheraw, SC; sisters, Dorethea McDuffie and Genora Dixon, Chesterfield, SC; grandson she raised, Michael Evans, Jr., Cheraw, SC; 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

Everette Bernard Gaines I                                                                               JEFFERSON –Everette Bernard Gaines I, 57, died on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Funeral services were held Friday, March 20, 2020 at 1 pm from the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followin the church cemetery. He was born February 26,1963 in Union County, NC to the late George Edward and Malinda Louallen Gaines.

     Survivors: his wife: Melissa Dunlap Gaines, Jefferson, SC; daughter: Anastasia S. Gaines, Blythewood SC; sons: Edwin (Marquita) D. Gaines, Blythewood, SC and Everette (Joslyn) B. Gaines II, Rockledge, Florida; brother: Ronald (Beverly) E. Gaines, Jefferson, South Carolina; one cousin reared as a sister: Ernestine B. Ross, Lugoff, South Carolina; niece: Kanisha N. Gaines, Jefferson, SC; three grandchildren, Natasia, Jordan, and Elijah. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

 

Yvonne Harrington                                                                                   CHERAW - Yvonne Harrington, 73, died on Friday February 28, 2020. A memorial service was held Saturday, March7, 2020, 2 PMat the Flemming Funeral Home Cheraw Chapel, Cheraw, SC. She was born December 24, 1946 in Marlboro County, SC to the late Sam McKenzie and Celian Howard. Survivors: daughter, Danita Pettaway (Thomas), Raeford, NC; son, Danté Harrington (Michelle), Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Chachie Scrivens, Wahiawa, HA and Brianna Harrington, Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Nora Kelly (Isiah), Wallace, SC, Agnes Rorie (Daniel),Cheraw. SC and Anna Stevenson, Cheraw, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

Helen Potts Jeter                                                                                        CHERAW - Helen Potts Jeter, 94, of Cheraw, South Carolina, died peacefully March 16, 2020 at Wesley Woods in Newnan, Georgia. Helen was born February7, 1926 in Newnan, Georgia to Zack Lawrence and Jennie Lee Goggans Potts. She graduated from Newnan High School and Georgia State College for Women with a BA degree in English. She taught high school English literature, grammar, and the art of writing a gracious thank you note. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional society of women educators. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church and in 2008 was awarded Honorary Life Member of the Presbyterian Women’s organization. Helen was a beloved wife, mother, and Mimi. She lived a rich and full life and will be missed by her family and friends.

     Helen Jeter is preceded in death by her husband, James Phillips Jeter; sister, Hazel Potts Webb; and brothers, Richard Lawrence Potts and James E. “Pete” Potts.

     She is survived by her chil-dren: Thomas Randolph Jeter (Gail) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Jennifer Jeter Bozard (Dan) of Marietta, GA, and James Jeffrey Jeter (Leslie) of Moreland, GA; grandchildren: Erin Bozard Gossett, William Thomas Jeter (Ashley), Daniel Phillips Bozard (Leigh), Molly Jeter Netzler (Peter), Benjamin Bostick Jeter (Emilie), Laura Katherine Jeter, and Barron Phillips Jeter; and great grandchildren: Ford, Ansley, Grayson, Peyton, William, Anderson, Ellie, Eva, Lawton, Henry, and Mary Neyle.

     A private family graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

Connie Jean Oliver                                                                                  JEFFERSON - Mrs. Connie Jean Oliver, age 71, entered into rest on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at her home with her family by her side. A Celebration of Life service will be 3:00 PM Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Grace and Mercy Worship Center by Pastor Sweet Jenkins and Rev. William Griggs with the eulogy being delivered by her granddaughter, Maygen Reece. The family will greet friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday, March 29, 2020 prior to the service at the church and other times at the home.

      Mrs. Oliver was born July 5, 1948 in Hartsville, SC a daughter of the late William Archie Griggs and Betty Parker Griggs Wilks. She was a retired employee of Springs Industries and a faithful member of Grace and Mercy Worship Center. She enjoyed traveling and camping especially to the beach with her family. Connie was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and enjoyed singing and playing gospel music.

     Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Tommy “T.O.” Oliver of the home; sons, Christopher Lee Jenkins, and David Robert “Robbie” (Hope) Jenkins, Jr. both of Jefferson, SC; daughter, Lisa Jenkins (Lane Johnson) Ray of Jefferson, SC; 8 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Rev. William (Onita) Griggs, Mark (Sheila) Griggs, Angelo (Carolyn) Griggs, and Jimmy Griggs; sisters, Patricia Ann Griggs and Gail Joplin. The family is grateful for the loving service and support provided to Mrs. Oliver and her family by McLeod Hospice and requests that memorials be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29501. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Oliver family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

Roberta Hancock Shaw                                                                                          RUBY - Mrs. Roberta Hancock Shaw, age 80, entered into rest on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. David Roscoe, Nathan Gardner, and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Shaw was born June 17, 1939 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Julius Benjamin “Ben” and Vinnie Elizabeth “Liz” Gulledge Hancock. She was a 1957 graduate of Ruby High School and a member of Mt. Croghan Baptist Church. Roberta was active in her church on the hostess committee and in her community cooking and serving for the Thompson Creek Baptist Church “Meals on Wheels” ministry, and the Ruby Cruise - In where she was affectionately known as the “Pimento Cheese Lady.” Of things most enjoyed, Roberta was a loving caregiver to everyone and enjoyed spending time with her grand-children and great grandson.

     In addition to her parents, Roberta was also preceded in death by her husband, James P. “Buddy” Shaw.

     Survivors include her children, Robbie (Bonnie) Shaw, and Beth (Stuart) Stepp both of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Melissa (Finley) Teal of Nashua, NH, Evan Stepp of Atlanta, GA, Tracy (Chris)Burr, and Sam Lisenby both of Chesterfield, SC; great-grand-children, Fin Teal, Dillon Burr, and Brayden Burr.

     Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 467 Goodale Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Shaw family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

Thurlow Tyson, Jr.                                                                                              KERSHAW – Thurlow Tyson, Jr., died on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 3 PM from the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

     He was born April 2, 1950 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Thurlow Tyson, Sr. and Mary Tyson.

    

     Survivors: his wife, Patricia Tyson; sons, Pete Tyson, Lucas Tyson and Devin Tyson; daughters, Temeka Tyson and Laneisha Burno (Justin); sisters, Willibell Tyson and Diane Tyson; brothers, J.L. Tyson, Paul Tyson and Ralph Tyson. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

Thad William ‘Billy' Weinberg, Jr.                                                                                 Thad William ‘Billy' Weinberg, Jr., age 65, died Wednesday, February 19th at the McLeod Hospice House. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 Saturday, February 22nd in Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Friday evening at the funeral home and other times at the home, 106 Brittain Rd., Darlington.

Born September 9, 1948 in Darlington, he was the son of the late Thad William Weinberg and the late Lena Mae Suggs Weinberg. Billy was owner and operator of Thad Weinberg Sausage Company. He enjoyed seeing and talking to all of his customers, especially if it was about his favorite team, the University of South Carolina Gamecocks . Mr. Weinberg enjoyed coaching baseball and coached teams in the Kiwanis League for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Darlington.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Carolyn Smith Weinberg, his daughter, Trina Weinberg Griggs, his son and daughter-in-law, Thad William ‘Trey' and Stacy Weinberg, III , six grandchildren: Kara Griggs, Karlyn Griggs, Kimberly Parsons, Gaitley Weinberg, MaKayla Weinberg, Thad William ‘Blake' Weinberg, IV; a great-grandson, Payton Nutter, a sister, Peggy (Don) Ruthven, aunts and uncles, Lila Belle and Archie Moody, Annie Lou and Norton James and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Baby Boy Weinberg and a sister, Emma Lena Sherrill.
Published in The Morning News (Florence, SC) • February 20, 2020.

Annie Lou Weinberg James                                                                    DARLINGTON -- Annie Lou Weinberg James, age 85, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Due to precautions regarding COVID-19, the immediate family will hold a graveside service Friday at Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

     Born February 11, 1935, Annie was the daughter of the late Joe Levinso Weinberg and Eva Jane Dudley Weinberg. Mrs. James taught kindergarten at Kiddie Land School. She later taught preschool at Central Baptist Church and worked at Weinberg Sausage. Surviving are her son, Scott (Pam Nesselhauf) James of Darlington; and her sister, Lilabelle Moody of Darlington.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Norton H. James; son, Bryan Dudley James; siblings, Isaac Weinberg, Aaron McIver Weinberg, Thad William Weinberg, Sr., Rosa Lee Collins Weinberg, Joe Levinso Weinberg, Jr., Cecil Weinberg, Blake Weinberg, Eva Mae Weinberg Lambert, Charlie Weinberg, Sr. and Milford Ray Weinberg, Sr. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Oakhaven Nursing Home, especially Vivian Bacote; and the staff of McLeod Hospice House for their care of Annie Lou. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice House, P.O. Box 100551 Florence, SC 29502.The family of Mrs. Annie Lou understands that during this time, you may not be able to visit with them. They appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Published in The Morning News (Florence, SC) • March 25, 2020.