Jay Rone Cassidy

CHERAW - Jay Rone Cassidy, 77, died, Saturday, December 31, 2016. Born in Chesterfield, SC, he was a son of the late Warren and Rosa Mae Tarlton Cassidy. He was a US Army Veteran.

     Surviving are his sons, Mike Cassidy of Indian Trail, NC, Johnny Cassidy of Cheraw, SC, Ronnie Cassidy of Ruby, SC, David Cassidy of Ruby, SC, a daughter, Geneva Cassidy of Columbia, SC, a brother, Allen Cassidy of Chesterfield, SC and seven grandchildren. Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

 

Michael ‘Mike’ Ballard Coates Sr.

BENNETTSVILLE - Mr. Michael “Mike” Ballard Coates, Sr., age 69, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his residence after an illness. Born in Chesterfield, SC, on July 4, 1947, he was the son of the late Douglas and Juanita Ballard Coates and son of the late Josephine Coates. He was a United States NAVY veteran having served during the Vietnam War, and served as a faithful member of Christian Fellowship Church. He was the former owner and operator of Cheraw Sash Indoor Lumber Company, and formerly served on the S.C. State Highway Patrol assigned in York County, SC. He served as the Health Safety & Environmental Manager (HSE). He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved playing golf with his friends, and enjoyed time spent with his family especially at Christmas.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Wanda Pope Coates of their home in Bennettsville; sons, Michael B. Coates, Jr. and wife Janet of Bennettsville and Bryan L. Coates of Bennettsville; a sister, Janes Gates Pelfrey of Cheraw; 2 grandchildren, Kelton Michael Coates and Brandon Michael Feinberg; one great granddaughter, Bailey Sky; sister-in-law, Lynn Coates and by a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great-nephews, and other relative and friends.

     Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Christian Fellowship Church officiated by Pastor Julius Bunch. Burial, directed by Burroughs & Cooper Funeral Home, followed at Sunset Memorial Park. The family greeted friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the funeral home.

     Mr. Coates was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother listed above; by two brothers, Glynn and Frankie Coates; and by a brother-in-law, Earl Pelfrey.

     Memorials are suggested to: Christian Fellowship Church, 1615 Hwy. 38 S. Bennettsville, SC 29512.

     Burroughs & Cooper Funeral Home is honored to serve the Coates Family. . Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

 

John David Gunsallus

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - John David Gunsallus, 59, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at his home in New Smyrna Beach, FL. The graveside memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Oak City Cemetery in Bainbridge, Ga., with Rev. Mike Brown officiating.

     David was born October 29, 1957 in Albany, GA. He graduated from Darton College and received his Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist degree from Erlanger Medical Center. He was an anesthetist for the hospital in Cheraw, SC.

     Survivors include his parents, Glenn and Ann Durham Gunsallus of Bainbridge, GA; his daughters, Megan Gunsallus Jandy and her husband, Marc, of Longwood, FL and Lindsey Gunsallus of Los Angeles, CA; his sister, Susan Gunsallus Davis and her husband, Dr. W. Gerald Davis, of Hendersonville, TN; his nieces, Grace Davis Mercer and her husband, Stephen, of Smyrna, GA and Rose Davis Garner, and her husband, Thomas, of Vestavia Hills, AL; and his nephew, William Tyler Davis of Hendersonville, TN.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

 

Larry Wayne Heustess

CHERAW - Larry Wayne Heustess, 64, died, Sunday, January 1, 2017. Born in Hartsville, SC he was a son of Helen M. Threadgill of Patrick, SC and the late Andrew Heustess. He was an avid Clemson Tiger Fan. He enjoyed fishing and watching NASCAR racing.

     Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Butler Heustess of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Kelli (Cam) Heustess Beck of Cheraw, SC, Abbi (Billy) Heustess Gibbs of Florence, SC, his mother listed above, a brother, Ronnie (Lisa) Threadgill of Patrick, SC, sisters, Gail Heustess of Cheraw, SC, Susan (Charles) Tipton of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Emily Beck, Andy Beck and Ryder Gibbs.

     The family will receive friends 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later time.

Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Westside Baptist Church, PO Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

 

Carolyn C. Kelley

FLORENCE - Carolyn C. Kelley, 79, died Tuesday, December, 27, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC, she was a daughter of the late Courtney G. and Bertie Chapman. She attended church at the Florence Baptist Temple. She enjoyed being with her friends and most of all, loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by a son Michael Noel (Cindy) of Cheraw, SC, granddaughters, Mica Noel Dowdy of Bennettsville, SC, Jade Noel Johnson of New Bern, NC, a grandson Todd Hopkins of Montana, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, sons Richard Noel and Douglas Noel, and brothers Courtney Guy Chapman and Frank Chapman.

     The family received friends from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill, SC.

     A memorial service was held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill, SC.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709, American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520, or Paws and Claws, PO Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

 

James C. ‘Jimmy’” Lisenby

PATRICK - Mr. James C. “Jimmy” Lisenby, age 67, entered into rest on Friday, December 23, 2016. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Monday, December 26, 2016 at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Ricky Cox and Rev. Chad Watson with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 12:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home of Bill and Rhonda Stokes.

     Mr. Lisenby was born April 28, 1949 in Cheraw, SC a son of Annie “Dora” Goude Lisenby and the late Fred Lisenby. He was a retired employee of INA Bearing and a faithful member of Pine View Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher. Jimmy enjoyed gardening and was a true family man. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family and he will be remembered for his unconditional love toward his grandchildren.

In addition to his father, Jimmy was also preceded in death by his brother, John Robert Lisenby.

     Survivors include his beloved wife, Dianne Q. Lisenby of the home; 2 sons, William B. “Bill” (Rhonda) Stokes of Chesterfield, SC, and John E. (Christy) Stokes of Winnsboro, SC; mother, Annie “Dora” Goude Lisenby of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Bo Stokes, Christian Stokes, Johnathan Stokes, Madison Stokes, Sydney Stokes, Harley Stokes, and Jansen Stokes; 2 sisters, Linda (Butch) Chelluk of Lugoff, SC, and Cheryl (Lafon) Grice of Gibson, NC.

     The family cordially requests that memorials be made in memory of Mr. Lisenby to the church he dearly loved and supported, Pine View Baptist Church, 2674 Evans Mill Rd., Chesterfield, SC 29709

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lisenby Family.Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

 

Deanna Catoe Mills

PAGELAND - Mrs. Deanna Catoe Mills, age 43, entered into rest on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Providence Baptist Church by Dr. Roger Wall with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service in the church sanctuary.

     Mrs. Mills was born June 16, 1973 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of  the late Bill and Ruby Lee Rollins Catoe. She was a graduate of Central High School class of 1991 and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was employed with Aviagen of Pageland as an Office Manager with 20 years of service. Her life’s joy was spending time with her family, especially on family vacations. Deanna was a proud mom and enjoyed supporting Brooke in the Central High School Marching Band.

     Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Michael Mills of the home; daughter, Brooke Mills of the home; brother, Bob Catoe of Pageland, SC; sister, Joan (Scott) Austin of Jefferson, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family cordially requests that memorials be made in Deanna’s memory to Providence Baptist Church “Youth Group,” 232 Providence Church Road, Providence Church Rd, Pageland, SC 29728.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Mills Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

 

William F. Moody

CHERAW - William F. Moody, 74, died Thursday, December 29, 2016. The family received friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

 

Steven Earl Moss

CHERAW - Steven Earl Moss, 60, died Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Born in Gastonia, NC, he was a son of Carol Ann Moss and the late Earl Glenn Moss. Steven enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles, as well as cars. He enjoyed playing pool in his spare time, and most of all he loved being around his family.

     He is survived by a son, Steven C. Moss of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Tammy Hicks of Charleston, SC, Summer Hinson of Pikeville, NC, and Candi Moss, his mother listed above, and a sister, Cathy Clark of Leesville, SC.

     He was preceded in death by his father listed above. There will be a private family service on a later date. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

 

Mills D. Scoggins

BENNETTSVILLE - Mr. Mills D. Scoggins, age 68, entered into rest on Thursday, December 29, 2016. A Celebration of Life service was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the chapel of Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home (318 E. Main St. Chesterfield, SC, 29709). The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

      Mr. Scoggins was born April 14, 1948 in Rutherfordton, NC, a son of the late Dward and Irene Dixon Scoggins. He was a retired Staff Sergeant of the U.S. Air Force where he served in the Vietnam War on a Pararescue Team. Following his military career, Mr. Scoggins received his Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina, and went on to work with the City of Cayce’s Police Departmentwhere he retired as Assistant Chief. After his initial retirement, Mills accepted the position as Chief of Police at Columbia College. He later worked with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department serving as a Training Sergeant  and was also an investigator with LLR on Medical Board.

     Mills and his wife, Mib, enjoyed traveling and lived in Australia for 2 years, where he enjoyed “true” retired life. After their short time there, Mills was ready to return to South Carolina and enjoy farm life. He was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed farming, raising cows, rescuing miniature horses, and taking care of his beloved dogs on the farm. A Harley Davidson enthusiast, his hobbies included motorcycle riding and recreational shooting. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Bennettsville.

     Survivors include his wife, MeribaMib” Scoggins of the home; son, Dixon (Lauren) Scoggins of Simpsonville, SC; granddaughter, Ellery Scoggins of Simpsonville, SC; brother, Robert (Mary) Scoggins of Palm Coast, FL; Niece, Danielle Scoggins; Nephew, Robert Scoggins, Jr.; and great niece, Keva Scoggins.

     The family cordially requests that memorials be made to the charity that was dear to Mr. Scoggins’ heart, The Peeps Foundation.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Scoggins Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

 

Rosa Lee Hubbard Shaw

WALLACE - Rosa Lee Hubbard Shaw, 84, died Thursday, December 29, 2016. Born in Marlboro County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Ethel and Sam Hubbard, Jr. She was the widow of James Edward Shaw. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. Mrs. Shaw enjoyed seeing everyone smile and making them laugh. She loved sitting on her front porch to pass the time. Mrs. Shaw was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by daughters Wanda McCune of Wallace, SC, Ann Morris of Chesterfield, SC, Nancy Knight of Cheraw, SC, Barbara Gene Ammons of Surfside Beach, SC, a brother Allan Hubbard, David Hubbard and Sammy Hubbard all of Rock Hill, SC, a sister Annie Hartzell of Rock Hill, SC, ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, brothers, Jesse Hubbard and Robert Hubbard, and a sister Joyce Hubbard.

     The family received friends from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral was held at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed at New Hope United Methodist Church. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

 

Rebecca “Becky” Mayhew Cassidy

CHERAW – Rebecca (Becky) Mayhew Cassidy, 46, died Sunday, December 25, 2016. She was the daughter of Catherine Thompson and the late Jackie Taylor Mayhew.

     Becky is survived by her son, Johnathan Taylor Cassidy of Cheraw, SC, Johnathan’s father, Johnny Cassidy of Cheraw, SC, her mother listed above, a step-father, Bill Thompson of Cheraw, SC, sister, Crystal (Jason) Mayhew McQuage of Southport, NC, aunts, Joan Mayhew Easterling of Cheraw, SC, Wendy Mayhew of Charleston, SC, Ruth Horne of Ruby, SC, Margaret (Tommy) Blackwell of Cheraw, Grace Sellers of Chesterfield, SC, Louise (David) Brigman of Chesterfield, SC, and Carolyn (Dwight) Russell of Cheraw, SC, an uncle, Junior (Angie) Faulkenberry of Mt. Croghan, SC, a paternal grandfather, William Marshall of Lynchburg, VA, a maternal grandmother, Jane Mayhew of Cheraw, SC and many other family members whom she loved dearly.

     She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Willard and Rena Lee Faulkenberry and paternal grandparents Lula Rowland Marshall and R.E. Mayhew.

     The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 4:00 PM Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic, P.O. Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

 

Virginia Davidson Horne

RUBY - Mrs. Virginia Davidson Horne, age 89, entered into rest on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Ronnie Grizzle and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday, January 3, 2017 a Mille -Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Horne was born February 17, 1927 in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late William Tell and Mary Rilla Moore Davidson. She was a graduate of Ruby High School class of 1944 and a faithful member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Horne was a retired employee of Caro-Knit - TiCaro, and was a member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. She will be remembered most for her love of family, her Lord, and her Christian home.

     In addition to her parents, Virginia was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, William Gettys Horne, Sr.; brothers, George P., Perry, Lee, Alvin, J.T., and Hazel Davidson; 2 sisters, Cleo Knight and Vera Graves; and her grandson, William Gettys “Will” Horne, III.

     Survivors include her 2 sons, William Gettys (Cynthia) Horne, Jr., and Aaron Horne, both of Ruby, SC; daughter, Wendy (Jamie) Hatchell of Florence, SC; sisters-in-law, Barbara Davidson and Mary Jo Davidson both of Chesterfield, SC and Pauline Davidson of High Point, NC.

The family cordially requests that memorials be made in memory of Mrs. Horne to Thompson Creek Baptist Church, “Meals on Wheels Ministry” 3403 Wamble Hill Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Horne family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

 

Helen Burr Melton

CHERAW - Helen Burr Melton, 72, died Monday, January 2, 2017. Born in Chesterfield  County, SC, she was a daughter of the late George W. Burr and Rillie Burr Gulledge. She was the widow of Jack Melton. She enjoyed reading (murder mystery books), flowers and planting a garden. She was a great cook and made homemade cakes and the best biscuits ever.

     Surviving is her daughter, Ann Butler Parker of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Chris Robinson, Carrie Robinson Wilson and Aaron Melton, two great grandchildren, a sister, Brenda Burr Modlin of Myrtle Beach, SC and a brother Grady Burr of Concord, NC.

     She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, a son, Michael Melton, and brothers Avery Burr, Kenneth Burr, Donnie Burr, LJ Burr, and Pete Atkinson.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Friday, January 6, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A memorial service was held 3:00 PM, Friday, January 6, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials to: The Melton Family Fund, c/o Kiser Funeral Home, 1020 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

 

Duane B. Smith

CHERAW - Duane Burton Smith, 88, died Saturday, January 7, 2017. Born in Bangor, PA he was a son of the late Burton and Anna Jennings Smith. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran and was stationed in Panama. He was a graduate of Bangor High School and Churchman’s Business College.

     Mr. Smith was retired from The Cooper Group (Weller) after 38 years with the company as Controller. He enjoyed reading, golf, woodworking, travel and working on his computer.

     Surviving is his wife (married 65 years) Dolores Irene Ott Smith of Cheraw, SC, sons, Ronald Smith of Cheraw, SC, Randal (Natalie) Smith of Sumter, SC, a brother, Blaine (Shirley) Smith of Pen Argyl, PA, a sister, Ann Albert of Bath, PA, grandchildren, Robert Smith and Michelle Smith.

     The family will receive friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial with military honors will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

 

Hannah J. Tucker

CHERAW - Hannah J. Tucker, 86, died Thursday, January 5, 2017. Born in Jefferson, SC, she was a daughter of the late Wallie and Dora Freeman. She was a retired store owner.

     Surviving is her daughters, Teresa T. Tucker, Becky R. Sox both of Society Hill, SC, Sarah F. Tucker of Darlington, SC, Sisters Mary Kelly of Cheraw, SC and Margaret Ju- tiner of Walterboro, SC.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, also brothers, Horace Freeman, James Freeman, Floyd Freeman and a sister, Lillie Mae Barfield.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Monday, January 9, 2017 at Harris Creek Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Monday, January 9, 2017 at Harris Creek Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC.

Memorials to: The Tucker Family Memorial Fund, c/o Kiser Funeral Home, 1020 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

 

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Harris Watson

CHERAW - Dorothy “Dot” Harris Watson, 90, died Saturday, January 7, 2017. Born in Fayetteville, NC she was the daughter of the late Wade Hobson and Margaret Elizabeth Boseman Harris. She was the widow of Tyler Bennett Watson. She was a Graduate of Laurel Hill High School and earned a BS in Nursing from Duke University School of Nursing. She dedicated much of her life to caring for others as the first Director of Nurses at Cheraw Manor Nursing Facility and later retired with Chesterfield County Health Department. Mrs. Watson was a member of Cheraw First Baptist where she served in the WMU, the Henrietta Isgett Sunday School Class and for many years as Chairman on the bereavement committee. She enjoyed reading, sports and was an avid Duke Basketball fan. She was indeed a beloved Mother to four children, Grandma to five grandchildren and Mimi to five great grandchildren.

     She is survived by a family who loved her dearly which include her children Margaret (Roger) Wolfe of Cheraw, Ronnie (Sandi) Watson of Cheraw, and Wade (Debbie) Watson of Chesapeake, VA. Grandchildren; Ben (Lauri) Watson of Summerville, Lauren (Paisley) Watson of Chesterfield, Randy (Kim) Watson of Bennettsville, and Alex Watson of Cheraw. Great grandchildren include Drew Copeland of Cheraw, Brantley and Tyler Watson of Summerville,SC, George Paisley, III, and Connor Watson of Chesterfield.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a daughter, Janice Watson, a granddaughter, Allison Leanne Toole, and two brothers; Roger M. Harris and Gene A. Harris.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Family Life Center of Cheraw First Baptist, Cheraw, SC A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Cheraw First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

 

Grady William Burr

CONCORD, N.C. – Grady William Burr, Sr., 75, formerly of Chesterfield, passed away January 14, 2017, at Tucker Hospice House.Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Broadus Baptist Church with Rev. Rodney Quesenberry officiating. The family received friends from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial took place in West Concord Cemetery.

     Grady worked for Estes Trucking for a number of years. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing billiards, gardening, and cooking his delicious chicken and dumplings.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, George “Buddy” and Rellie Johnson Burr; brothers, Avery, Kenneth, Donnie, L.J. Burr and Pete Atkinson; sister, Helen Melton; and grandson, Charles William Gooden.

    Survivors include wife, Hilda Helms Burr; daughters, Jenny Burr Laney (Michael) of Pageland, SC and Cheryl Ann Burr of Concord; son, Billy Burr, Jr. of Charlotte and family friend, Donna Dupras; sister, Brenda Burr Modlin of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, Timmy Bostian of Pageland, Neal Bostian (Maranda) of Bluffton, Garrett Furr and Dannielle of Concord, Taylor Hash of Sparta, N.C., and Drew Allen of Concord; five great-grandchildren, including Anna Hash of the Home; numerous nieces and nephews; and caregiver, nephew Rusty Furr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

     Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the Burr family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

 

Krishna Gaines-Hickman

COLUMBIA – Krishna Gaines-Hickman, 41, died on Friday, December 30, 2016. Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 1PM from the Bethel A.M.E. Church, Coumbia, SC. Burial followed in the Memorial Gardens of Columbia, Columbia, SC. She was born on September 23, 1975 in Columbia, SC to Beverly R. Gaines and the late Johnny L. Gaines. Survivors: her husband, Jacques Hickman, Sr.; three children, Ky-Shah Gaines, Jacques Hickman, Jr. and Jany’a Hickman; a stepdaughter, Jadiamond Hickman; her mother, Beverly R. Gaines; grandfather, Herbert Winston, Jr.; two sisters, Jocelyn Gaines and Toni Faulkner (Jeremy); and a brother, Jonathan Gaines (Tiesha). Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

 

James Ervin Griffin

PAGELAND - Mr. James Ervin Griffin, age 59, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, after a valiant battle with a long-term illness for over 15 years. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace Ervin loved his Lord and Savior, and he knew he was going home with Him when it was his time.

     Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Saturday, January 14, 2017 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Griffin was born on November 21, 1957, in Monroe, North Carolina, a son of the late Haskell Griffin and the late Barbara Mangum Hargett. He was a loyal husband, heroic father, proud grandfather, loving brother, and dear friend.

     Survivors include his wife, Annette Mills Griffin of the home; one son, Daniel Griffin and his wife Jessica of Pageland, SC; one daughter, Rebecca Geer and her husband Matthew of Pageland, SC; one brother, Alfred Griffin and his wife Debbie of Monroe, NC; and four grandchildren: Carla, Collin Carys, and Celsey Griffin of Pageland, SC.

     Mr. Griffin was a hard working, skilled farmer who was the owner/operator of a poultry farm for over 21 years and the owner/operator of a dairy farm for over 8 years. He also grew row crops for over 29 years. Ervin enjoyed traveling and going out to eat with his family, fishing, and going to dirt track races. His wit and delightful sense of humor will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be remembered for having such a giving spirit and always willing to lend a hand to those in need. Mr. Griffin’s final wish would be for all of his friends and family to surrender their hearts and lives to the Lord.

     The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to all of his caregivers, especially Hospice of Chesterfield County. Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Griffin to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Griffin Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 18, 2017. 

 

Doris Lotharp

PAGELAND – Doris Lotharp, 67, died on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 12 p.m. from the Piney Grove East Baptist Church, Marshville, NC. Burial followed in the Nicey Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Marshville, NC. She was born to the late Edward Bivens and Katherine Robinson on June 23, 1949 in Union County, NC. Survivors: three daughters, Tabatha Lotharp, Pageland, SC, Samantha Williams (Kenneth), Raleigh, NC, and Nicole Maske of the home; two sons, Anthony Moore, Raleigh, NC and Darryl Bivens, Greenville, NC; two sisters, Patricia Diana White and Paulette Hammonds, Wingate, NC; two brothers, Eddie Bivens, Wingate, NC and Timothy Bivens Janice, Pageland, SC and six grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

 

Janet Elizabeth Mangum

PAGELAND - Ms. Janet Elizabeth Mangum, 53, of Pageland, SC went to be with her Lord on Friday, January 13, 2017, while surrounded by her loving family.

     Ms. Janet Elizabeth Mangum was born on August 17, 1963, in Union County, North Carolina to the late Lenson Mangum and Gladys Sullivan Mangum. She was a pillar of the community. Janet served on the Watermelon Festival Committee for many years. Her lively personality, extreme dedication, and willingness to help not only with the Watermelon Festival, but with other organizations in the Town of Pageland as well. She was the type of person that you did not have to call and ask for help, she was already there. She was a take charge type of person, so you knew things were done. She always put others needs before herself. She was a teacher for 31 years and Athletic Director for 10 of those years at New Heights Middle School. She had a passion for teaching and helping her students. She touched many lives through the years.

     Those left to celebrate and remember her life include her brothers, Jerry Mangum (Sandra) of Charlotte, NC, Jimmy Mangum of Pageland, SC, Joey Mangum (Joyce) of Pageland, SC and Red Mangum (Sandra) of Pageland, SC, nieces and nephews, Jamie Griffin, Kelly Kirby, Greg Mangum, Jason Mangum, Holly Troxell, J.R. Mangum and Jessie Mangum, great nieces and nephews, Tyler Parker, Logan Parker, Lilly Elizabeth Kirby, Emilyn Kirby, Camryn Troxell and Connor Troxell and special aunt, Frances Reeves of Kershaw, SC.

     A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 16, 2017, at New Heights Middle School with Dr. Joel Dale and Pastor James Lewis and Larry Stinson officiating. The family received friends following the Memorial Service.

     Memorials may be made to Hawks Have Heart, Janet Mangum Scholarship, Attn: Michelle Medlin, 5738 HWY 151, Jefferson, SC 29718 (checks need to be made to New Heights Middle School)

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Mangum Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 18, 2017. 

 

Everett Ryvers ‘Sam’ Mason Jr.

CHERAW - Everett Ryvers Mason, Jr. (“Sam”) passed away on January 10, 2017. He was born in Wadesboro, NC on July 17, 1943 to Everett and Ruth Parker Mason. He graduated from Wadesboro High School in 1961. Soon after graduating he joined the U.S. Army, embarking on an extremely interesting and educational military career punctuated by numerous awards and commendations. Assignments over the years took him and his family to faraway places such as Korea, Vietnam, Germany and Greece. The Mason family established many strong and lasting friendships during their foreign travels, which are maintained to this day. Upon his military retirement in 1981 he once again embarked on an interesting career, this time in transportation. He and his “Big Rig” could be spotted anywhere from Arizona to Maine during those years. He retired a second time in 2004. Sam was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cheraw serving as President of the Berean Sunday School Class.

     Sam was a kind and compassionate man whose outgoing friendliness brought him many friendships. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

     He leaves behind a family who adored him, including his wife, Margaret, of 54 years, his son Keith Mason (Kathy) of Blythewood, SC, a daughter Bonnie Cable (David) of Winnsboro, SC, a daughter Pamela Shell (Bob) of Logoff, SC, a daughter Suzanne Crowe of Nags Head, Outer Banks, NC and 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 1:00 PM, Friday, January 13, 2017 at Cheraw First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial with full military honors was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Those who would like to offer a memorial may do so to First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC or to a hospice program of their choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

 

Carolyn Marshall McMillon

CHERAW - Carolyn Marshall McMillon, 67, died on Saturday, December 24, 2016. Funeral services were held on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 1PM from the Ramah Grove Missionary Baptist Church, McFarlan, NC. Burial followed in the Galilee A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, McFarlan, NC. She was born to the late Robert and Winnie Royal Marshall on March 7, 1949 in Chesterfield County, SC. Survivors: her husband, James McMillon, Sr.; two sons, James McMillon, Jr. (Angela) and Eric McMillon (Tosha), Society Hill, SC; four grandchildren, Millie Azore (Martin), Marquest Walls, Erica McMillon and Ciera McMillon; two great grandchildren, Cameron Azore and Camilla Azore; two brothers, Sherman Marshall, High Point, NC and Alber Marshall (Lillie Mae), Cheraw, SC; two sisters, Nausicaä Ledbetter (Jimmy), High Point, NC and Shirleen Diggs (Claude), Chesterfield, SC. Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

 

Betty Pegues

CHERAW - Betty Pegues, 64, died on Monday, January 9, 2017. A memorial service was held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11am from the Word of Life Fellowship Church, Cheraw, SC. She was born to the late Olin and Cleo Alexander Pegues on February 8, 1952 in Marlboro, SC. Survivors: a son, Ronald Pack, Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Myra Peterkin (Patrick), Cheraw, SC; a stepson, Jerry Smith (Carolyn), Sumter, SC; a brother, Larry Pegues (Betty Lee), Chesterfield, SC; two sisters, Sally Bennett, Concord, NC and Olinda Robinson (Harry), Cheraw, SC; eight grandchildren and a great granddaughter. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 18, 2017. 

 

Vivian Quick Poston

CHERAW - Vivian Quick Poston, 74, entered into Heavenly Rest on Sunday, January 8, 2017. She was married for 54 years to the late James Leonard Poston.

     Born in Marlboro County on January 26, 1942 she was a daughter of the late Joe Hayes Quick and Aretta Caulder Quick. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She loved her church family, working in her yard, spending time at the beach, the many everyday walks and rides in the golf cart, and Thursday Morning breakfast at McDonalds. She was retired from the Marlboro County School System, Wallace Elementary School and enjoyed helping her sisters at the Regal Touch Beauty Salon.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, listed above, and infant son, Leonard Monte Poston.

She is survived by her devoted son, Leonard Marlin Poston of North Augusta, SC, a devoted daughter, Selene Poston Clinkscales (Ray) of Cheraw, grandchildren she adored, Nicholas Bailey Poston and Ethan Poston Clinkscales, also Julia Hayes; sisters Jean Quick, Angela Q. Johnson (Scott), Brothers, Billy Joe Quick (Sandy), James William Quick (Dorothy), all of Bennettsville; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home.

     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Thursday January 12, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. Entombment followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. Serving as pallbearers Mike Quick, Ashley Quick, Joe Quick, Lathram Quick Johnson, Griffin Driggers and Brian Shy.

     In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Steeple Fund, PO Box 377, Wallace, SC 29596 or First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

 

Allen Dale Webb

WALLACE - Mr. Allen Dale Webb, age 66, entered into rest on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Cheraw Church of God by Pastor Michael Shirley and Rev. Brad Lewis with burial to follow in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

     Mr. Webb was born September 28, 1950 in Marlboro County, SC a son of Mildred G. Webb and the late S.B. Webb. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a faithful member of Cheraw Church of God where he served as church treasurer and Sunday school secretary. Mr. Webb enjoyed collecting coins and was proud of his collection. A devoted husband and father, he will be most remembered for his love for his family and especially his grandchildren.  In addition to his father, Allen was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Peggy Glarum and Ann Brazzell.

     Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Eleanor Q. Webb of the home; son, Nicholas (Staci) Webb of Bennettsville, SC; daughter, Lynne (David) Best of Wallace, SC; mother, Mildred G. Webb of Wallace, SC; 5 grandchildren, Noah Caulder, Caylee Webb, Caleb Webb, Lottie Best, Lee Best, and granddaughter to be arriving in April, Kyndall Webb; 2 brothers, Floyd (Libbie) Webb of Wallace, SC and Glenn (Karen) Webb of Hartsville, SC; 2 sisters, Carolyn (Alvin) Garten of Wallace, SC and Glinda Bryant of Lillington, NC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family cordially requests that memorials be made in memory of Mr. Webb to the Cheraw Church of God “Children’s Education Building Fund” 100 Pecan Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Webb family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

 

Kelly Williams

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Kelly Williams, age 52, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, January 13, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Michael Davis with burial following in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Williams was born October 17, 1964 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Linzy and Viola Tarlton Williams. He worked in construction as a pipefitter and welder for many years. Kelly was a true tradesman who enjoyed “tinkering” on old cars.

     Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Teresa H. Williams of the home; 3 daughters, Michelle (Rick Davis) Williams of Chesterfield, SC, Erica Williams of Cheraw, SC, and Nicole Williams of Chesterfield, SC; 8 grandchildren, Alyssa, Jaylynn, Austin, Jimmy Ray, Sofia, Gabe, Carleigh, and Shanya; 4 brothers, Charlie Everett Williams of Patrick, SC, Bobby Ray (Wanda) Williams of Mooresville, NC, Lentties May (Elizabeth) Williams of Cheraw, SC, John Robert Williams of Kannapolis, NC; 2 sisters, Jean (Charles) Black of Jefferson, SC, Geraldine (Jimmy) Horton of McBee, SC; mother-in-law, Linda Hurst of Chesterfield, SC

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Williams family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 12, Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

 

Dniel Lee Canter

WALLACE - Daniel Lee Canter, 44, died Saturday, January 14, 2017. Born in Greensboro he was a son of Ruth Ann Copple Canter and the late James Maurice Canter. He was a Machine Operator for INA Schaeffler Group of Cheraw, SC. He enjoyed fishing and racing.

     Surviving is his wife, Amy Perhealth of Wallace, SC, sons, Bradley Canter of Greensboro, NC, Cody Canter of Elizabethtown, NC, Tyler Perhealth of Wallace, SC, daughters, Hali Canter of Bennettsville, SC, Ashley Perhealth of Wallace, SC, Brothers, David Canter of Winston-Salem, NC, Jeff Canter of Greensboro, NC, grandchildren, Zachary Perhealth and Allie Perhealth. He was preceded in death by his father listed above, and a grandchild, Xander Perhealth.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Monday, January 16, 2017 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC.

A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Monday, January 16, 2017 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

 

Mary Ruth White Moore

CHERAW - Mrs. Mary Ruth White Moore, age 88, entered into rest very peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church by Rev. John Howle and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

     Mrs. Moore was born March 28, 1928 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late John Wiley and Virginia Davis White. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School Class of 1945. A devoted and faithful member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Mary Ruth was active in U.M.W., the Pleasant Grove Seniors Ministry, and was a member of the church choir for over 40 years. She enjoyed baking and was known for her delicious cakes.

     In addition to her parents, Mary Ruth was also preceded in death by her son, John Preston Moore; 2 brothers, Charles Ray and James White; and 1 sister, Ethel Stipe.

     Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Marion Leroy “Buddie” Moore of the home; 2 daughters, Mary Elizabeth Mumford and husband, R.D., and Susan King and husband, John both of Chesterfield, SC; Grandchildren, Matthew Moore Younger of Gulf Breeze, FL, Kelly Younger Aristiguieta and husband, Carlos of Atlanta, GA, Christopher King and Will King both of Chesterfield, SC; 2 brothers, C.L. White of Cheraw, SC, and Tony White of Greenville, SC; and 1 sister, Betty Watson of Sumter, SC.

     The family cordially requests that memorials be made in Mrs. Moore’s memory to the Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Moore Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

 

Owen Conrad Rivers Jr.

MT. CROGHAN - Mr. Owen Conrad Rivers, Jr., age 65, entered into rest on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, January 22, 2017 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Jason Terry and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home and anytime on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the home of Jason and Dawn Terry.

     Mr. Rivers was born August 8, 1951 in Mt. Croghan, SC the son of the late Owen Conrad, Sr. and Vera Baucom Rivers. He was a former employee of Challenger Industries and attended Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church. Mr. Rivers was an avid Clemson Tigers fan and a long-time member of the IPTAY club. Conrad was a devoted son and caretaker for his mother for many years and in his spare time enjoyed fishing.

     Survivors include his special friend, Wanda Terry and her mother, Fenish Payne both of Kershaw, SC; his children of the heart whom he referred to as “His Couple,” Jason and Dawn Terry and their children, Will and Brantlee Terry of Chesterfield, SC.

     The family cordially requests that memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P. O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Rivers Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

 

Ruth Plyler Rollings

JEFFERSON - Mrs. Ruth Plyler Rollings, age 95, entered into rest on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church by Pastor Michael Woods and Rev. Tim Williams with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 12:00 – 1:00 PM Wednesday prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.

     Mrs. Rollings was born November 4, 1921 in Monroe, NC a daughter of the late William Mark and Emma Isabelle Knight Plyler. She was in the first graduating class of Jefferson High

School in 1940 and a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church. Mrs. Rollings was a retired employee of Caro-Knit with 32 years of service. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling together. Her hobbies included reading, gardening, listening to gospel music, and watching Bonanza.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 years, John Raymond Rollings; 1 son, Wesley Rollings; brothers, Walter, Aaron, Marvin, and infant brother Ray Plyler; 3 sisters, Josephine Parsons, Mattie Duke, and Pauline Oliveria.

     Survivors include her children, Joann Hunter and husband Floyd of Pageland, SC, Linda Catoe of Jefferson, SC, Homer Rollings and wife Vickie, and Virginia Knight and husband Dale both of Pageland, SC, Shirley Bess and husband Darrell of Chesterfield, SC, Rachel Watford and husband Harold of Hartsville, SC and Jimmy Rollings of Jefferson, SC; 27 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and 12 great-great grandchildren; sister, Patsy Underwood of Las Vegas, NV; and sister-in-law, Mary Rollings of Lancaster, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Hospice of Chesterfield County for the love and care shown to Mrs. Rollings and her family, and a very special thank you to long-time caretaker and family friend, Mattie Blakeney.

     Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Rollings to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Bethel Baptist Church “Building Fund”, 11078 Hwy 151, Jefferson, SC 29718.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC   is serving the Rollings Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

 

Grace Elizabeth Rivers Sellers

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Grace Elizabeth Rivers Sellers, age 92, affectionately known to her family and friends as “Granny Grace,” entered into rest on Friday, January 20, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, January 23, 2017 at Hopewell Baptist Church by Pastor Phil Wyatt, Rev. Ronald Thurman, and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Miller -Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Mrs. Sellers was born Febru- ary 29, 1924 in Mt. Croghan, SC a daughter of the late Ralph K. and Mattie Summerford Rivers. She was a graduate of Mt. Croghan High School and a faithful member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Granny Grace served the Lord through the years at her church as Youth Sunday School Teacher for over 50 years, was a member of the Adult Choir, member of the W.M.U. and was involved in various other activities and committees in the church. She was also a member of the Chesterfield Chapter of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Sellers’ hobbies included collecting dolls and enjoying being outdoors in God’s creation working in her flowers.

      In addition to her parents, Granny Grace was also preceded in death by her husband, Burris Sellers; son-in-law, Carson Diggs; and 5 brothers, Joseph, Kemp, George, Lester, and James Rivers.

     Survivors include her children, James Richard (Phyllis) Sellers, Judy Diggs both of Chesterfield, SC, and Sharon (David) Thurman of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Teresa Diggs, Scott (Theressa) Diggs, Jonathan (Michelle) Sellers, Sarah (Justin) Griggs, and D.P. (Cynthia) Thurman; great grandchildren, Clifton (Crystal) Mangum, Cody Diggs, Ryan Sellers, and Haley Diggs; great great grandchild, Caston Mangum; and sister, Margaret (Gene) Sellers of Ruby, SC.

     The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Newsome and the staff of Cheraw Family Medicine; long – time caregiver, Sherry Honeycutt; Dr. Dyer and the staff of McLeod Health of Cheraw; and the staff of Cheraw Healthcare for the loving care shown to Granny Grace and her family. The family cordially requests that memorials be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 15066 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709.      

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sellers Family.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

 

Donald W. “Don Curtis

CHESTERFIELD - Mr.  Donald W. “Don” Curtis, age 72, entered into rest on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.

     Mr. Curtis was born November 20, 1944 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late William D. and Lera Moore Curtis. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Don was also a member of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge #220. Mr. Curtis enjoyed cooking and grilling, and was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, and loving on his dogs. His favorite pastime was spending time with his “babies” and was affectionately known to them as “Pa Jack”. In addition to his parents, Don was also preceded in death by his son, Chad Curtis; and brother, David L. Curtis.

     Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Trena B. Curtis of the home; daughters of the heart, Janice Tucker of Chesterfield, SC and Mary Jean Freeman of Ruby, SC; grandson, Daniel (Brittany) Tucker of Ruby, SC; great granddaughter, Jordan Faith Tucker; 2 sisters, Barbara Curtis Tucker and Anita C. Hunter of Chesterfield, SC; sister-in-law, Rachel Curtis of Chesterfield, SC; Granddaughters of the heart, Lauren Hewitt (Jaret) Beam of Winston Salem, NC, and Bessie Freeman of Ruby, SC; great-grandson of the heart, Lucas Beam.

     The family cordially requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Curtis Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

 

Norma Jean Evans Davis

CHERAW - Norma Jean Evans Davis, 70, died on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 2PM from the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born to the late Wilbert and Savannah Hinson Evans on August 21, 1946 in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: her husband, Arthur L. Davis, Jr.; two sons, Arthur Davis (Tina) and Tracey Davis (Seanne), Columbia, SC; four grandchildren, Antonio Trémon Davis (Jasmine), Devonté Davis, O’Maury Davis and Chase Davis, Columbia, SC; a sister, Burnette Evans, Colum- bia, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

 

Francis Walker Driggers

WALLACE – Francis Walker Driggers, 90, died, Thursday, January 26, 2017. Born in Marlboro County he was the last surviving sibling of the late Berry Benjamin and Wilma Driggers. He was the widower of Alice Lightbody “Granny” Driggers. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, serving on the Pastor-Parrish Relations Committee (Chairman) and as a Sunday School Teacher. He was a member of Woodman of the World and AM Vets. He was a US Army/National Guard Veteran. Mr. Driggers was retired from Crown, Cork and Seal. He enjoyed singing, fishing, gardening and coaching softball.

     Surviving are his sons, Pastor, Donnie (Dianne) Driggers of Cheraw, SC, Doug (Jerry) Driggers of Wallace, SC, daughters, Christine Terry, Stacey (Bruce) Puette, Laura Driggers (Ralph Chavis) all of Wallace, SC, he cared deeply for his in-laws and treated them as his own children, ten grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and a special friend and caregiver, Mildred Ratliff of Chesterfield, SC.

     Preceded in death by his wife and parents listed above, a gers, Edward Driggers, James Driggers, Ernest Driggers, Bill Driggers, Donald Driggers, Ethel Brigman, Elouise Alridge, Leora English, Helen Previtte and Louise Driggers.

     The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial with military honors was in the church cemetery.

     Memorials to: Oak Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Peggy Shaw, 3638 Marion Drive, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

 

Preston Randolph ‘Bud’ Freeman Sr.

CHERAW - Mr. Preston Randolph “Bud” Freeman, Sr., age 82, entered into rest on Monday, January 23, 2017 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Zoar United Methodist Church by Pastor Ed Traxler. The family greeted friends from 10:00 - 11:00 AM prior to the service in the church sanctuary.

     Mr. Freeman was born January 4, 1935 in Morven, NC a son of the late Will and Lillie Moore Freeman. He was a graduate of Zoar High School and was a member of the SC Army National Guard with over 20 years of service. Mr. Freeman was a faithful member of Zoar United Methodist Church and served on various committees throughout the years. He worked with Winn Dixie for many years and retired as meat manager. Bud was a loyal member of the Old – Timer’s Club of Bojangles in Cheraw. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching westerns, and was an avid NASCAR fan.

     In addition to his parents, Bud was also preceded in death his son, Preston Randolph “Randy” Freeman, Jr.; brother, William C. Freeman, Jr.; and sister, Juanita Davis Tucker.

     Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Mary Beth R. Freeman of the home; daughter, Betsy (Greg) Roumillat of Summerville, SC; 2 sisters, Annelle F. Teal of Chesterfield, SC and Sylvia (Bob) Campbell–Cline of Cheraw, SC; 5 sisters-in-law, Rachel R. King and Peggy D. Robeson both of Chesterfield, SC, Rebecca R. Burch of Jefferson, SC, Helen R. Moore of McLeansville, NC, and Betty B. Freeman of Rock Hill, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     In lieu of flowers, the family cordially requests that memorials be made to Zoar United Methodist Church “Backpack Ministry”, c/o Debbie Foote, 2472 Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Freeman Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

 

Charles Hannah Jr.

CHESTERFIELD - Charles Hannah, Jr., 67, died on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 2PM from Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born to the late Charles Hannah, Sr. and Bessie Louise Bittle Hannah, in Chesterfield, SC on January 19, 1949 in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: his wife, Mamie Love Hannah of the home; two daughters, Sherry Hannah (Reganald) Lindsey, Chesterfield, SC and Shanica Hannah (Corey) Short, Fishers, IN; two sisters, Bonnie Cash and Shirley Jackson Martin, Chesterfield, SC; two brothers, Casthederol Hannah and Gerald Hannah, Chesterfield, SC; four grandchildren, Khadijah Lindsey (Brian) Blackwell of Rockingham, NC, Reganald Lindsey, Jr., Chesterfield, SC, Corey Short, Jr., and Skylar Short, Fishers, IN. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals- Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

 

Noella L. McFarlan

CHESTERFIELD – Noella L. McFarlan, 64, died on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 1PM from the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born to the late Arthur Leslie Lawrence and Mary White Lawrence on September 29, 1952 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Survivors: her husband, James; two daughters, Brandie and Bridget; a sister, Beulah Turnage (Thomas), Chesterfield, SC; two brothers, Richard Lawrence and Earl Lawrence (Nancy) Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

 

Evelyn Delores Powe

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Funeral services for Evelyn Delores Powe, 78, were held Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Robinson AME Zion Church in Cheraw. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Services were also conducted on Tuesday, January 24th at Janes United Methodist Church in Brooklyn, New York prior to her interment in Cheraw. Ms. Powe died on Tuesday January 17th at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York.

     Evelyn was born April 10, 1938 in Cheraw, South Carolina. She was the sixth of nine children born to the late Weldon Delano Powe, Sr. and Caroline Tillman Powe. She was educated in the Chesterfield County School System graduating Long High School in 1957. Evelyn joined Robinson AME Zion Church at an early age and was a faithful member until she relocated to Brooklyn, NY where she joined Janes United Methodist Church. She was a Class Leader in church and active in several organizations including the South Carolina Club and the Pioneers Organization, a nationally recognized youth outreach and scholarship program.

     In 1992, Evelyn retired from the New York Telephone Company, Manhattan, New York, after 28 years of service to the company. She also enjoyed devoting her time and love to family and friends.

     She was preceded in death by two sisters: Helen Ruth Powe Ita and Arletha Elizabeth Powe Evans and brother Weldon Delano Powe, Jr. Evelyn is survived by her son Ronald Anthony (Tiffina) Felder of Columbia, SC; granddaughters Jaelyn Faith and Ryann Elizabeth Felder; five sisters, Georgianna (Bernard) Simpson of Babylon, NY, Carolyn Powe, Victoria Powe Bittle, Peggy Yvonne Powe of Brooklyn, NY, and Annie Powe Davis of Cheraw; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law and a very special nephew, Jason J. Cooke of New York, NY. New York services were entrusted to Armstrong Funeral Home of Brooklyn. Morris Funeral Cottage of Cheraw executed local services. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

 

Garrett Douglas Rivers

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Garrett Douglas Rivers, age 88, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Memorial Services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 29, 2017 at White Oak Presbyterian Church by Rev. Charlie Short. The family received friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

     Mrs. Rivers was born June 22, 1928, in the White Oak community to Orland H. Douglas and Beaulah W. Douglas. After marring Jathan W. Rivers and having two sons, they moved to Bennettsville, SC, where she owned and operated “Rivers Florist” for many years. The couple eventually retired and returned to live in Chesterfield County.

     She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jathan W. Rivers; siblings, Mary D. Purvis, Lurline D. Jacobs, Azalee Clanton, Lawton P. Douglas, and her youngest son, Steven J. Rivers.

     Survivors include her eldest son, Douglas M. Rivers and wife Kaye of Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Evelyn “Peg” Griggs of Chesterfield, SC, and Faye Chewning of Charlotte, NC. Mrs. Rivers led an active life, loved people and traveling, and held a special place in her heart for her church. As an active member of White Oak Presbyterian Church, she was a part of the choir and church events, always greeting everyone with a warm smile and a kind word. The highlight of her life though was her grandchildren, Meredith Solomon of Virginia, John Douglas Rivers and Mary Kate “Katie” Rivers both of Chesterfield, SC, as she enjoyed watching them grow into adulthood.

     She made an effort no matter the situation to live life to the fullest. After the passing of her husband and son, she strived to live a meaningful and exciting life, traveling to various places, yet always thinking of her home, Chesterfield and the people that made her happy. Mrs. Rivers will be remembered as precious in the hearts of many and her spirit will be greatly missed.

     The family of Mrs. Rivers would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to each visitor and friend that took time to encourage Mrs. Garrett during her illness. A very special thank you to Dr. Alex Newsom and the staff of Cheraw Family Medicine; the staff of Hospice of Chesterfield County; the staff of McLeod – Cheraw Hospital; her White Oak church family; and the staff of Chesterfield Drug Company for their love, care and concern shown to Mrs. Rivers and her family.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Mrs. Rivers’ memory to White Oak Presbyterian Church, 5386 Angelus Road, Ruby, SC 29741.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

 

Alvin Brantley ‘Brant’ Thompson Jr.

CHERAW - Alvin Brantley “Brant” Thompson, Jr., 76, died, Monday, January 23, 2017. He was born in Rockingham, NC, the  son of the late Alvin Brantley and Mary Eunice Swails Thompson.

     He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. He was a US Army Veteran. He was an avid North Carolina Tarheel fan. He enjoyed spending time at Sunset Beach, NC, sitting on the porch in his rocker. He loved his family; the love of his life was his granddaughter, Ashlyn.

     He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Rich Thompson of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Christy Thompson Nelson of Charlotte, NC, April Thompson Conklin of Apex, NC, a granddaughter, Ashlyn Rebecca Nelson. He is also survived by a brother, Gene Thompson of Birmingham, Alabama and a sister, Sue Dunn of Salisbury, NC.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a sister Barbara Dunlap.

The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Friday, January 27, 2017 in the Caston Parlor of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Friday, January 27, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial with military honors was held in Richmond Memorial Park, Rockingham, NC.

     Memorials to: First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

 

Liston E. Ard

CHERAW - Mr. Liston E. Ard, age 84, entered into rest on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, February 5, 2017 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Brad Lewis and Rev. Brandon Ard with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 1:30 – 3:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Ard was born July 4, 1932 in Hemingway, SC a son of the late Flemon Lanco and Hattie Bell Ard. He was a retired employee of Cheraw Yarn Mill. Mr. Ard was a faithful member of Middendorf Church of God, where he was affectionately known by everyone as “Pa”. Liston was a talented pianist, who enjoyed tuning and working on pianos, and travelled with the Ard Family singing group for over 20 years. He was a godly man who loved his family and enjoyed traveling and fishing.

     In addition to his parents, Liston was also preceded in death by his siblings, Flemon Jacob Ard, Flemon Lanco Ard, Jr., Dorothy Mae Ard McDonald, Frances Louise Ard Estridge, Leverne Ard, and Earterline Ard; and 1 granddaughter, Allison Ard.

     Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Rosie Belle Ard of the home; children, Ronald Ezelle Ard and wife, Bonnie, Kenneth D. Ard and wife, Pam, and Anne Lewis and husband, William all of Cheraw, SC; 7 grandchildren, Gwynn Lewis of Cheraw, SC, Chris (Tonya) Ard of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, Rev. Brad (Melanie) Lewis of Florence, SC, Bryan (Meredith) Ard of Moore, SC, Rev. Brandon (Megan) Ard of Cheraw, SC, and Brooke Ard of Rock Hill, SC; 7 great grandchildren, Ashley Anderson, Savannah Dover, Luke Lewis, Nicholas Ard, Tanner Lewis, Owen Lewis, and Ben Ard; 1 brother, Herman Ard of Cleveland, TN; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family cordially requests that memorials be made to Middendorf Church of God, 16839 Hartsville-Ruby Road, Hartsville, SC 29550.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Ard Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

 

Kenneth Wilson Broadwater Jr.

WALLACE - Kenneth Wilson Broadwater, Jr., 73, peacefully went to be with the Lord on January 29, 2017. He was born in Hannah, Wyoming December 30, 1943 to the late Kenneth Wilson Broadwater, Sr. and Dolly G. Broadwater Linvell. He is survived by his wife, Kay Brigman Broadwater, daughter, Shannon Halma (Keith Helms) of Wallace, SC, sons, Mike (Annie) Broadwater of Wallace, SC, Keith (Tammy) Broadwater of Bradenton, FL, six grandchildren, Dylan, Tyler, Kenny, Michael, Abigail and Amanda, sister-in-law, Elaine (Shuford) Quick, brother-in-law, L.W. (Nancy) Brigman. He is also survived by five of his siblings, Don Broadwater, Raymond Linvell, Mary Louise Howard, Mollie Everett and Sandy Carter, numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. He was also an avid gunsman and had a passion for nature. He spent hours observing local deer, ducks and rabbits run wild in his back yard. He was the proprietor of Broadwater’s Wrecker Service for many years where he enjoyed fellowship with friends and family. But his true passion in life was being Papa to his grandchildren and two puppies Suzie and Ginger. Despite all of the trials life threw his way he refused to accept them as a disability. His determination and will always outshined his challenges. The family invited all of Ken’s friends to come and celebrate his life with them. Visitation was held 3:00 PM Thursday, February 2, 2017 at New Hope United Methodist Church, 6761 Hwy 1 N., Wallace, SC 29596. A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Thursday, February 2, 2017 at New Hope United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.– Winnie the Pooh. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

 

David Ray ‘Jiggs’ Clark Jr.

MCBEE - Mr. David Ray “Jiggs” Clark, Jr., age 81, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 3:00 PM Friday, February 3, 2017 at McBee Baptist Church by Dr. Richard Clark and Rev. John Helms with burial following in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Friday, prior to the service in the church sanctuary of McBee Baptist Church. Mr. Clark was born February 22, 1935 in Jefferson, SC a son of the late David Ray Clark and Annie Bell Cunningham Clark. He was a retired employee of Carolina Power and Light, H.B. Robinson Nuclear Plant and co-owner of The Company Store and Restaurant, where he was the official greeter. Mr. Clark was a faithful member of McBee Baptist Church where he served as a trustee, deacon, choir member, former Sunday school teacher, and director. He also served the local school board on the McBee Advisory Coucil for 20 years. Mr. Clark enjoyed gardening and was a true people person. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, he will be remembered as the “family caretaker” and devoting his retirement years to raising his grandchildren in “Pa-Pa’s Finishing School.”

     In addition to his parents, Jiggs was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ramsey and William “Billy” Clark; and sister-in-law, Marietta Helms.

     Survivors include his devoted wife of 58 years, Lou Ellen Helms Clark of the home; son, Rodney M. (Kaye) Clark of Chesterfield, SC; Shauna Clark (Tony) Newell of Jefferson, SC and Stephanie Clark (Chris) Tiller of McBee, SC; grandchildren, Rodney Clark, Jr. of Florence, SC, Sydney Newell (T.J.) Baker, Christian (Caitlin) Tiller both of McBee, SC, Vincent Newell of Florence, SC, and Chloe Clark Tiller of McBee, SC; great grandchild, Eliza Rae Baker of McBee, SC; brother, Mody A. (Jean) Clark of Jefferson, SC; sisters-in-law, Kathy Clark of Columbia, SC and Betty Clark of Atlanta, GA; brothers-in-law, Johnny (Von) Helms and Brice “Jackie” Helms; 2 aunts, Eloise Cunningham and Charlotte Middleton; nieces, Chanda Helms (Jacob) Crout, Tonya Clark Van Putten, and Kelly Clark; nephews, Rev. John (Susan) Helms, Johnny (Angela) Helms, Dr. Richard A. (Jackie) Clark, Mark W. Clark, Scott (Linda) Clark, Rev. Tony (Kim) Clark, Randy Clark, Whit (Megan)Clark, Will (Dianne) Clark; also numerous great nieces and great nephews whom he loved to come see him and play.

     Memorials may be made to McBee Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 355, McBee, SC 29101, McBee Baptist Church, P.O. Box 416, McBee, SC 29101, or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Clark Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

 

Carlton R. Griggs

WALLACE - Carlton R. Griggs, 89, died Friday, February 3, 2017. Born in Wallace, SC he was a son of the late Henry Walker and Bernice Collie Griggs. He was the widower of Ellen Griggs (married for 60 years.) He was a US Army Veteran. He was a past member of the Cheraw Fire Department.

     Mr. Griggs was a Mason (Lodge #15 Cheraw). He was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. He was a retired Supervisor from J. P. Stevens (30+ years). He enjoyed working in his yard and spending time with his family. He loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

     Surviving are his sons, Michael R. Griggs of Wallace, SC, Jennings B. (Debbie) Griggs of Wallace, SC, Danelia (Terry)Young of Lake Wylie, SC, Mary (Ken) Johnson of Wallace, SC, a brother, Walker Jennings Griggs of Wallace, SC, 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild.

     The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Sunday, February 5, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, SC.

     Memorials to First Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

  

Maryann Bergeron

CHERAW – Maryann Bergeron, 84, died Thursday, March 09, 2017. Born in Dearborn, MI she was the daughter of the late Richard Henry and Lily Mary Beatrice Lutey. She was a member of Lake Square Presbyterian Church of Leesburg, FL, and currently attended Cheraw First Baptist Church with her family. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing.

     Surviving is her husband, Joseph Bergeron (married 64 years) of Cheraw, SC, son, Mark A. (Jeanette) Bergeron of Monroe, GA, a daughter, Ruth (Bill) Carter of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Earl (Beatrice) Lutey of Byron Center, MI, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a son, Paul E. Bergeron and a great grandchild, Carter Franklin Howiler. A memorial service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Cheraw First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Before the service from 2:00PM to 2:45PM, the family received friends in the foyer of the family life center.

     In lieu of flowers: Salvation Army, 2210 Hoffmeyer Rd., Florence, SC 29501. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

 

Evelyn James Fowler

CHERAW - Evelyn James Fowler, 93, died Friday, March 10, 2017. Born in Conway, SC, she was a daughter of the late William Henry and Athalia Mattie Owens James. She was the widow of James Fowler and formerly the widow of Frank Davidson. She was a member of Free Worship (Cheraw, SC). She loved being with her family, her “beach family,” and watching her three great-grand-girls.

     Surviving is her daughter, Lib (Hugh) Livingston. grandchildren, Christie (Ross) Davis, Kylie (Bobby) Driggers, Ian Livingston, great grandchil- dren, Sage Driggers, Kinley Davis, Georgia Driggers, a sister, Mae (Lacy) Pridgen all of Cheraw, SC, a brother-in-law, Claude “Teet” Chapplear of Charlotte, NC.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands listed above, also, sisters Nina Chapplear, Ethel Jacobs and Cat Sellers. Plans to be announced at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers: Free Worship, 915 Chesterfield Hwy, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Embrace Hospice, 1220 Bennettsville Sq, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

 

Frances McRae Laney

CHERAW – Frances McRae Laney, 94, entered into rest Sunday, March 5, 2017. Born in Bennettsville, SC, February 10, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Ruth Jennings McRae. She was the widow of Thomas Belton Laney. She was a nurse and a graduate of Columbia College. She dedicated much of her life to caring for others as a registered nurse at Chesterfield General Hospital, Chesterfield County Health Department and later retired from Burlington Industries. Mrs. Laney was a lifelong member of The First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, was a member of the choir and an MYF leader for many years. She was an avid football, baseball, and basketball fan and enjoyed fishing, swimming and camping.

     She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, a sister Eleanor Kornahrens of Dillon, SC, a brother Walter McRae of Charlotte, NC and a grandson Charlie Scott Laney of Cheraw, SC.

     She is survived by her sons, Tommie (Nellie) Laney of Cheraw, SC, Scott (Gail) Laney of Cheraw, SC and Roachel (Jo Ann) Laney of Boone, NC, grandchildren, Lauren Tipton, Blair Waters, Josh Laney and Adam Laney, step grand-children, Jason Bryant, Josh Bryant, and Duncan Bryant, five great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at The First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. Burial followed at Old St. David’s Cemetery in Cheraw. The family received friends from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM prior to the service in the Caston Building of the Methodist Church.

     Memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, The Charlie Scott Laney, Jr. Scholarship Fund, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

 

William James Marcus Sr.

Rock Hill – William James Marcus Sr., 62, formerly of Darlington, SC, lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday March 7th, 2017, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Jacqueline Muldrow Marcus, his children Quiana Marcus Wright, William James Marcus Jr., and Tamaren Lucille Marcus, and his five grandchildren Raphael Jr., Christopher, Jordyn, William III, and Sydney. Services were held at Boatwright Chapel on Main in Darlington, SC on Sunday March 12th at 3:00 pm. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

 

Francine Campbell Rivers

CHERAW – Francine Campbell Rivers, age 70 passed away after a long battle with Cancer on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at her home in Cheraw, SC surrounded by Family.

     Born in Columbia, SC on December 11, 1946, she is the daughter of Lila Branham Campbell and the late Edward Lewis Campbell Sr. A graduate of Columbia College and a retired employee with the State of South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Center with over 20 years of service. Mrs. Rivers was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Cheraw, SC. Francine enjoyed traveling, reading, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

     Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Johnny Rivers of Cheraw, SC; sons John Blake Rivers of Cheraw, SC; John Lewis Rivers IV of Scottsdale, AZ; a daughter Wendy Rivers (Scott) Johnson of Cheraw, SC; step son, John Randall (Elaine) Greene of Lake Norman, NC; 3 grandchildren, Holden Floyd, Bailey Floyd and Ciera Grant; mother Lila Campbell of Columbia, SC; brother, Edward Lewis Campbell Jr of Copenhagen, Denmark; and sister, Sharon Campbell of Columbia, SC.

     The Family received friends at 3pm, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 1607 State Rd Cheraw, SC. Celebration of Life Service were held shortly after at 4pm by Bishop George Boan. Her son John L Rivers IV delivered the Eulogy during the Memorial Service.

     In Lieu of Flowers, the Family requests that Memorials be made to “The Caring House” (Partnership with Duke Cancer Institute) 2625 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705.  A Special Thank you to all the employees at Hospice of Chesterfield County.  The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not Want. – Psalm 23:1

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

 

Kathy S. Welsh

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Kathy S. Welsh, age 64, entered into rest on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Faith Presbyterian Church of Cheraw by Pastor Joe Arnold and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Welsh was born January 22, 1953 in Greensboro, NC a daughter of the late Jerry B. and Edith Mae Smothers. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and attended Chesterfield-Marlboro Tech and Coker College. Mrs. Welsh retired from Cheraw Dyeing and Finishing with 25 years of service. Following her retirement, she enjoyed working with Kevin Lear on Main. A member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Kathy will be remembered as a sweet and kind lady who was complimentary of everyone she met. She had an eye for home decor and loved to bake. Kathy especially enjoyed spending time with her friends and neighbors.

     In addition to her parents, Kathy was also preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Sylvia Douglas Welsh.

     Survivors include her husband, Mike Welsh of the home; brother, Jerry Michael Smothers of Cheraw, SC; nephews, Kirklee Smothers and Tyler Smothers, Bryan (Lindsey) Scott of Pamplico, SC; father-in-law, Charles Welsh of Chesterfield, SC; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda and Kenny Scott of Chesterfield, SC; great niece, Katelyn Scott; great nephew, Jace Scott; numerous cousins; and her beloved pet, “Baby”.

     The family cordially requests that memorials may be made in memory of Kathy to Faith Presbyterian Church, 900 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Welsh Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

 

Anna Elisabeth Braun Owens

CHERAW - Anna Elisabeth Braun Owens, 85, beloved wife of the late Command SGM Winston C. Owens, retired US Army, of Cheraw, SC, passed away in her home Monday, January 30th, 2017 peacefully surrounded by loving friends and family. Elisabeth “Lib” is survived by a son, Dr. Richard Owens (Susan) of Cheraw, SC, a special niece whom she loved as a daughter, Vicki Ratliff (Bill) of Ruby, SC, her sister, Maria Hitzel of Rödermark, Germany, brother Hans Braun (Elisabeth) of Münster, Germany, and brother Theo Braun (Helga) of Münster, Germany. She was also survived by her grandchildren: Jennifer Stockdill (Jay) of Lakeside, MT, Jessica Shepard (Phillip) of Cheraw, SC, Wilson Owens (Sheena) of Sumter, SC, Anna Owens (John) of Cheraw, SC and Franklin Owens of Cheraw. She also had 4 greatgrandchildren: Owen Stockdill, Kiersten Shepard, Lawson Shepard, and Carter Shepard.

     She is preceded in death by her husband, SGM Winston C. Owens of McColl, SC and her son, Frank S. Owens of Myrtle Beach, SC.

     Elisabeth was born on August 23rd, 1931 in Münster, Germany to Johann and Anna Elise Braun. She married her husband on March 29th, 1954 in Münster Dieburg, Germany. In September 1954, they moved to Marlboro County, SC. The family lived in several places as Winston pursued his career in the Army including: Fort Bragg, NC, Fort McClellan, AL, Panama, and Memphis, TN. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, knitting, crocheting, painting, crafts, fishing, gardening, and raising German Shepherds. Her father also taught her to play the accordion. She was considered a master seamstress by many. She was a faithful member of Eastside Baptist Church in McColl, SC and later attended St. David’s after moving to Cheraw. She dedicated herself to volunteer work at St. David’s Thrift Shop and was one of the founding members of the Knit Witters.

     A funeral service was held 2:00pm Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC. A visitation was held in the chapel one hour prior to the service.

     In lieu of flowers: Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or The Prayer Shawl Ministry, St. David’s Episcopal Church P.O. Box 926, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

 

George H. ‘Bogon’ Parker Sr.

SOCIETY HILL – George H. “Bogon” Parker, Sr., 74, died Saturday, February 4, 2017. Born in Chesterfield County he was a son of the late George Washington and Mary Johnson Parker. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed fishing, vegetable gardening and spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids.

     Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Frances Bryant Parker of Society Hill, SC, a son, Eugene Parker of Hartsville, SC, a daughter, Cindy (Mike) Parker Noel of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Kaitlyn Parker, Morgan Parker, Jade Johnson, Mica Dowdy, George “Zeke” Parker III, great grandchildren, Holden Dowdy, Sadie Grace Johnson, Jackson Byrd, brothers, Joel Purvis of Cheraw, SC, Bobby Purvis of Society Hill, SC, sisters, Virginia Hicks of Society Hill, SC and Patricia Coleman of Cheraw, SC.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a son, George Parker, Jr., brothers, Piper Parker, Jake Parker, Robbie Purvis, Randy Purvis, sisters, Rethea Chapman and Mary Joyce Grooms.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, February 6, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

 

Margaret Tart Sowell

CHESTERFIELD - Margaret Tart Sowell died peacefully at her home in Chesterfield on January 31, 2017.

     She was born on April 20, 1929, in Marion, South Carolina, the daughter of Addison Luther and Jessie McLaurin Tart, and was their last surviving child. She graduated from Marion High School and Winthrop College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. She also earned a Masters of Education from Winthrop. In 1950 she married T. F. Sowell and moved to his native Chesterfield. She worked her entire life in the Chesterfield County Schools as second grade teacher, public school music teacher, and speech pathologist. She directed the Glee Club at Chesterfield High School and the chancel choir at St. Paul United Methodist Church for forty years.

     She was a member and President of the Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and a member and Regent of the Old Cheraws Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She and T.F. were Chesterfield County Farm Family of the Year in the late 1960s. She was the most graceful of people. She loved music and travel and was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

     Margaret is survived by four children and their spouses—Biff and Jan Sowell (Columbia), Amy and James Braswell (Pendleton), Marshall and Betty Sowell (Chesterfield), and Mary Margaret and Scott Rosenbloom (Knoxville). She also is survived by grandchildren Christy Braswell and Jessica Braswell (Pendleton), Carson and Ashley Twombley (Beaufort), Jill Sowell (Louisville, CO), Evan and Jennifer Sowell (Pickens), Ben Mosrie and Ella Mosrie (Knoxville), and great grandchildren Mac Twombley, Will Twombley, EJ Sowell, Emmie Sowell, and Mattison Braswell. She was predeceased by six brothers and sisters and by her husband of 64 years, T.F. Sowell.

     The family extends its heartfelt thanks to Lessie Smith, Doris Ellis, and Crystal Smith for their loving care over the last two years.

     Memorials can be made to the St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 West Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 3rd at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chesterfield. The family hosted a reception and greeted friends immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sowell Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

 

Doris Cole Dixon

WALLACE - Doris Cole Dixon, 68, died Monday, February 13, 2017. Born in Bennettsville, SC, she was a daughter of the late Lance, Sr. and Ethel Barrington Cole. Doris was the widow of James Levern Dixon. She was a member of Cheraw Church of God, enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, crafts and collecting what-nots that she found with her metal detector. She is survived by sons, Randolph Clayton Gray, and Josha Ray English of Wallace, SC, daughters, Frances Dixon and Carolyn Hargrove of Wallace, SC, a sister, Sadie Cole Davis of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Lance “Buddy” Cole of Wallace, SC, four grandchildren, McKenny Goodale, Acie Hargrove, Lily Grey, and Colby Medin. She is preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 4:00 PM Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Chavis Cemetery, Bennettsville, SC.

     Memorial to: Embrace Hospice, 1220 Bennettsville Square, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

 

William Randall McDonald

PATRICK - William Randall McDonald, 67, died Monday, February 13, 2017. Born in Williamsburg County, SC, he was a son of the late William B. and Dorothy Ard McDonald.

     Mr. McDonald was a Vietnam Veteran, serving his country

through the U.S. Army. He enjoyed driving his tractor and feeding his horses. He often spent his time at the beach fishing from the pier.

     He is survived by his former wife Linda Wooten McDonald, a son, William Randall McDonald, Jr. of Patrick, SC, daughters, Lucy McDonald Reid of Walterboro, SC, Jacquelyn Kellie Johnson of Cheraw, SC, a sister Margaret (Neil) Jackson of Wallace, SC, six grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

     He is preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother Larry McDonald, and a sister Deloris M. Schauer.

     The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service with military honors was held 2:00 PM Thursday, February, 16.

2017 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

 

Willie David McGee

CHERAW - Mr. Willie David McGee, age 79, entered into rest Sunday, February 12, 2017 after a prolonged illness. Funeral Services were 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Richie Yow and Rev. Mike Williams with burial following in the

David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 -3:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. McGee was born May 18, 1937 in Jefferson, SC a son of the late Luther Ansel and Olla Mae Sims McGee. He was the former owner of Pee Dee Pallet & ] Repair and a member of the S.C. Army National Guard. A faithful and active member of North Cheraw Baptist Church, David enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and traveling and camping at Ocean Lakes Campground.

     In addition to his parents, David was also preceded in death by a brother, Edward Franklin McGee, and 2 sisters, Callie Sellers and Vivian White.

     Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Sylvia Curtis McGee of the home; daughter, Cynthia McGee Haynes of Cheraw, SC; 2 sons, David Wayne McGee of Cheraw, SC and Robert Lynn McGee of Lexington, SC; grandchildren, Taylor and Zachary Haynes of Cheraw, SC and Hillary and Ryan McGee of Lexington, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family cordially requests that memorials be made in Mr. McGee’s memory to North Cheraw Baptist Church, 101 Hartzell Avenue, Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McGee Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

 

Nancy Brown Pierce

WALLACE – Nancy Brown Pierce, 79, died Thursday, February 16, 2017. Born in Patrick, SC, she was a daughter of the late William Manuel and Elizabeth Ingram Brown. She was the widow of James E. Pierce, Sr. She was a member of Wallace Baptist Church. Mrs. Pierce enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting and was a master chef. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother.

     She is survived by sons, Donnie (Mary) Pierce of Bonneau, SC and Jimmy (Margie) Pierce of Wallace, SC, a daughter, Carolyn Pierce of Florence, SC, a brother, Lester “Bobo” (Renda) Hodge of Cassatt, SC, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

     She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, brothers, Wilson Brown, Sr., Marion Brown, Neil Brown, Otis Ingram, and sisters, Helen Brown Parker, Sarah Ellen Thomas, Ruby Boone, Agnes Brown, and Patricia Ray.

     The family received friends from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday February 19, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, February 19, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Patrick Cemetery.

     Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520, McLeod Hospice, 1203 E. Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506, or Hospice Care of Tri County, 2039 West DeKalb Street, Camden,SC 29020. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

 

Madelyn Honeycutt Roscoe

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Madelyn Honeycutt Roscoe, age 70, entered into rest on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Dr. Ronnie Grizzle and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Roscoe was born October 13, 1946 in Monroe, NC a daughter of the late William P. and Lorraine Taylor Honeycutt. She was a graduate of Ruby High School, where she was the F.H.A. President and Miss Ruby in 1964. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Yarn Mills and a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing. A faithful and devoted member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church, Mrs. Roscoe served the Lord as former Sunday school teacher, VBS worker, Acteen Leader, and on various other committees through the years.

     Mrs. Roscoe will be fondly remembered by her family for her natural curiosity for life. She was a lady who loved God’s creation and was always seeking to learn more. A very talented artist, Madelyn enjoyed painting and drawing. Other hobbies included cooking, gardening and working in her flowers.

     In addition to her parents, Madelyn was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Dewitt Roscoe.

    Survivors include her children, Paul Roscoe and wife Hope, and Donna Davis and husband, Tommy both of Chesterfield, SC; 7 grandchildren, Morgan Roscoe, Caroline Davis, Macy Roscoe, Trace Davis, Hunter Freeman, Cy Freeman and Keith Freeman; 1 great grandchild, Charlie Kann; twin brother, Steve Honeycutt and wife Pat of Chesterfield, SC; numerous nephews and her precious dog, “Sparky.”

     The family cordially requests that memorials be made in memory of Mrs. Roscoe to Chesterfield Paws and Claws, P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Roscoe Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

 

Linda Jo Boan Teal

WALLACE - Linda Jo Boan Teal, 70, died Thursday, February 16, 2017. Born in Bennettsville, SC, she was a daughter of the late Curtis and Geneva Walters Boan.She was the widow of Jimmy Teal. Mrs. Teal was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family. She was retired from CitiTrends, where she was a manager for

40 years.

     She is survived by a son, Danny Teal of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Cindy Teal Walters of Wallace, SC, brothers, Nathan Boan of Bennettsville, SC, and Douglas Boan of Hamlet, NC, sisters, Bonnie Leviner of Wallace, SC and Ginnie McMillen of Inglewood, OH, grandchildren, Krystal Teal Bright, Tygerr Teal, Lanie Walters, Page Walters, Jordan Zeigler, Haylie Teal, Jamiey Teal, Legacy Teal, Judah Brown, and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, brothers, Curtis “Buck” Boan, David Boan, Bradford Boan and Ernest Boan, and a sister, Lorene Hayes.

     The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral service was held 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

 

Bobbie Austin

PAGELAND – Bobbie  Austin, 57, died on Friday, March 10, 2017. Funeral services were held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 3PM from Flemming Funeral- ChapelPageland, SC. Burial followed in the Nicey Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. She was born June 27, 1959 to the late Roy Blakeney and Esther Helen Reid in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: four children, Roy Austin, Jr. (Kathy), Mark Austin, Kristopher McCoy and Jennifer Austin, all of Pageland, SC; four sisters, Barbara Smith (Preston), Washinton, DC, Dora Jackson, Bonnie Sue Blakeney, and Ciny Blakeney, all of Charlotte, NC and three grandchildren. Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

 

Tony Richard Bass Jr.

CHERAW - Tony Richard Bass, Jr., 44, died Friday, March 17, 2017. Born in Chesterfield County, he was a son of Jean Elizabeth Potter Bass of Cheraw, SC and the late Tony Richard Bass, Sr. Surviving is his mother listed above, a daughter, Faith Bass of Bennettsville, SC, sisters, Amy Bass of San Antonio, TX, Beverly Sanchez of Winchester, WV, nieces, Hannah Bass, Victoria Flores, nephews, Toney Sanchez and Adan Sanchez, special friends, Christy Lovett, Junior Arnette, Debbie and Albert Clanton, Betty Quick, Ernest Stanley, Geraldine Johns, Ester and Richard Furr.

The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Monday, March 20, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Monday, March 20, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in the Quick Cemetery at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, SC.

Memorials to: Tony Richard Bass, Jr., Memorial Fund, c/o Kiser Funeral Home, 1020 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

 

Marilyn Diggs Burr

MORVEN – Mrs. Marilyn Diggs Burr, 66, of Morven and formerly of Chesterfield, SC died Monday, March 13, 2017 at her home. Funeral services were held at 11:00am Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with Rev. Larry King officiating. Interment followed in Morven Cemetery. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

     Marilyn was born May 12, 1950 in Anson County, NC a daughter of the late Howard LeGrand Diggs and the late Sarah Henry Diggs. She was a graduate of Bowman High School and Coker College. She was retired from Johnson Controls in Florence, SC.

    Surviving are her husband, Keith Burr of the home; her sisters, Susan Ratliff of Wadesboro and Faye Diggs of Cheraw, SC; her mother-in-law, Betty Burr of Chesterfield, SC; her sisters-law and brother-in-law, Kathy (Tom) Sheeler, Kaye (Rod) Clarke and Kurt Burr all of Chesterfield, SC and her nephews, Bruce Johnson and Jimmy Johnson both of Wadesboro and Lee Sheeler of Chesterfield, SC and Roddy Clark of Florence, SC and their families. Also surviving are her aunts and uncles, Mark and Mandy Henry of Pelzer, SC and Bob and Sarah Doner of Pensacola, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

     The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

 

Bobby Glenn Chapman

CHESTERFIELD – Bobby Glenn Chapman, 76, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 3PM from the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born to the late James and Ollie Murphy Chapman on June 12, 1940 in Chesterfield, SC. Bobby was raised in the home of his uncle and aunt, the late Nathaniel and Leasie Chapman Mumford. Survivors: his wife, Shirley B. Chapman; a son, Bobby Glenn Chapman, Jr., Chesterfield, SC; six sisters, Geraldine M. Malloy (John A.), Jeanette M. Sellars, Chesterfield, SC, Etta R. Chapman, Shirley M. Gordon (John, Sr.), Barbara M. McQueen, Cheraw, SC and Robin Stroud, Raleigh, NC; and a brother, David Chapman (Jewell), Mitchellville, MD. Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

 

Kathy ‘Denise’ Turnage Conrad

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Kathy “Denise” Turnage Conrad, age 61, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Graveside Services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, February 24, 2017 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

     Mrs. Conrad was born May 10, 1955 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Wade and Newell Graves Turnage. She was a former employee of Carolina Restaurant and Cuddy Farms. Mrs. Conrad was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, Denise was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Conrad; 5 sisters, Patsy Turnage, Jane Wallace, Sharon Garris, Sara Arant, and Judy Suggs; 1 brother, Wayne Turnage; and brother-in-law, Larry Melton. Survivors include her children, Charles R. Melton of Chesterfield, SC and Lori M. McLain of Columbia, SC; 5 grandchildren, Jonathan Mark Donahue, Jr., Brayden McLain, Blake McLain, Brandy McLain, and Bella McLain; 2 sisters, Karen Melton and Linda (Robert) Davis both of Chesterfield, SC; brothers, Ronnie (Gertrude) Turnage of Chesterfield, SC, Joseph (Kathy) Turnage of Pageland, SC, and Steve (Sandra) Turnage of Cheraw, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Conrad Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

 

Juliette White Douglass

CHERAW - Juliette White Douglass, 82, died Monday, March 13, 2017. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Miles T. and Maggie I. Deese White. She was the widow of Jack Dou- glass. She was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. Mrs. Douglass gardening and working in her yard. She was a loving house-wife with a big heart and was very compassionate by helping those in need.

     Surviving is her son, Ronnie Douglass of Cheraw, SC, also many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also a son Jackie Douglass, a daughter, Donna Jean Douglass, brothers, George W. White, Claude White, M.T. White, Jr., Bill White, sisters, Myrtle Hewitt, Margaret W. Russ, Letha W. Thompson and Ollie W. Quick.

     The family received  friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thursday, March 16, 2017 at North Cheraw Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, March 16, 2017 at North Cheraw Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials: North Cheraw Baptist Church, 101 Hartzell Ave., Cheraw, SC 29520 or to the Hospice of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

 

Mary Jane Keith Flowers

SOCIETY HILL – Mary Jane Keith Flowers, 64, died Friday March 17, 2017. Born in Hartsville, SC she was the daughter of the late James Hoover and Bernice Virginia Freeman Keith. She was a nurse and was the Director of Nursing for the Wilson Group.

    Surviving are her sons, Jamie (Beth) Flowers of Society Hill, SC, Derrick (Scott) Flowers, of Charlotte, NC, a brother, Robert L. “Robbie” Keith of Society Hill, SC, grandchildren, Avah Claire Flowers and Claudia Elizabeth Flowers. She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, her brothers, Danny Keith and James E. “Eddie” Keith.

     The family received friends 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 pm, Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

 

Joyce Gatlin

JEFFERSON – Joyce Gatlin, 72, died on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 2:30PM from the Sandy Grove United Methodist Church, Jefferson, SC.Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born December 1, 1944, in Chesterfield, SC to the late Roy and Collera Catherine Hough Louallen. Survivors: a son, Timothy Vincent Covington; two grandchildren, Kayveon Bracy and Saniya Bracy; two nephews, George Louallen, Jr. and Lemuel Louallen; a niece, Shopia Bracy (Don); four aunts, Amanda Jackson, Arlevia Brumfield, Nelma Louallen and Queenie Louallen; two uncles, James B. Hough and David Sellers. Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

 

Jillian McKelvy Johnson

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Jillian McKelvy Johnson, Ph.D. (77) died Wednesday, March 8th at CarePartners Solace Center in Asheville, North Carolina. She has been a resident of Asheville for nine years after retiring from Spalding University in Louisville, KY. She was married to K.W. Johnson of the Teals Mills community in Chesterfield County for nearly 35 years. She and K.W. have property (Johnson Experimental Forest) at 4788 Teals Mill Road, Chesterfield, S.C.

     An accomplished professor and administrator Jillian shared her abilities, talents and spirit in Albuquerque, Melbourne, Seattle, Anchorage, and Louisville. One of her professional accolades was the creation and implementation of an accredited MSW at Spalding, University. Travelling around the world, her intelligence, quick wit and passion for the outdoors created a web of friendships everywhere she went. Her many friends and family have felt and commented on the void in the world her passing has created.

    Jillian is survived by her husband, K.W. Johnson, sons Jeffrey and Michael (Heather), two grandchildren and siblings, Rebecca McKelvy of Fletcher, NC, Michael McKelvy of Denver, CO and Eric McKelvy of Denver, CO. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

 

Wendy Murvin Joines

CHESTERFIELD – Wendy Murvin Joines, 55, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 1:30PM from the Word of Life Fellowship Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was the daughter of Sadie M. Murvin born on December 17, 1961 in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: her husband, Min. David Joines; a daughter, Renesha S. Johnson, Chesterfield, SC and a sister, Beverly Cranford (Dewayne), Chesterfield, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

 

Darlene L. Rackley

CHESTERFIELD - Darlene L. Rackley, 65, died on Friday, March 10, 2017. A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 1PM from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Chesterfield, SC. She was born October 7, 1951 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Julius and Pauline Sinclair Little. Survivors: her husband, Richard Rackley, Sr.; a stepson, Richard Rackley, Jr., Snellville, GA; five siblings, Bobby Lee Little (Emily), Morven, NC, Jimmy Lee Little, Cheraw, SC, Julius W. Little (Louise), Upper Marlboro, MD, Essielene L. Lofton, Seattle, WA, and Cherilynn L. Smith, Seattle, WA. Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

 

Lucille L. Redding

RUBY - Lucille L. Redding, 82, died on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 10AM from the Rock Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Burial fol- lowed in the church cemetery. She was born April 17, 1934, in Chesterfield, SC to the late Owen B. and Annie J. Sellers. Survivors: her husband, James Redding; stepsons, Kenny Redding and Vance Redding, Cleveland, Ohio; siblings, George Sellers, Huntersville, NC; James Bryant, Hamden, CT and Viola Nelson, New Haven, CT. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals- Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

 

Elizabeth Ann Alder

CHERAW - Elizabeth Ann Alder, 76, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Born in Badin, NC, she was a daugter of the late Melvin L Wooten Sr. and Irene Biles Wooten. She was retired from First Citizens Bank with 30+years of service. She enjoyed Ceramics and was the owner of Elizabeth’s Ceramic Shop.

     Surviving is her son, Michael Van (Sarah L.) Carter of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Robert E. Wooten of Cheraw, SC, Melvin L Wooten of Cheraw, SC, Tommy L Wooten of Ocala, FL, sisters, Johnnie Rae Adams of Cheraw, SC, Linda B. McDonald of Patrick, SC, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Alder, and a sister, Melvornen E. Roberts. The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Friday, March 24, 2017, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral was held at 2: 00 PM, Friday, March 24, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers: Embrace Hospice, 1220 Bennettsville Fire Tow Rd, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

 

Helen Lowery

CHERAW - Helen Lowery Creech, 76, died Saturday, March 18, 2017. Born in Anson County, NC, she was a daughter of the late Wilburn B. and Leo Horne Lowery. She was a graduate of the United Christian Bible Institute and was a founding member of Maranatha Family Center. Mrs. Creech retired from INA; she loved her dogs and enjoyed reading. Surviving are her husband, Jackie Creech of the home, sons, Johnny Ingram of Wallace, SC, Ricky (Peggy) Ingram of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Michelle (Mitchell) Freeman of Bennettsville, SC, Diane Quick (Mike) Anderson of Fuquay Varina, NC, Glenda (Allen) Usher of Cheraw, SC, Latasha (Nelson) Bailey of Cheraw, SC, a brother Ward(Joyce) Lowery of Laurel Hill, NC, thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, listed above, and a sister Doris Haire. The family received friends from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Monday, March 20, 2017, at Maranatha Family Center, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Monday, March 20, 2017 at Maranatha Family Center, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Chavis Cemetery, Bennettsville, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Maranatha Family Center, 66 Praise Lane, Cheraw, SC. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

 

Marvin James Dutton

PAGELAND - Mr. Marvin James Dutton, 91, of Pageland, South Carolina, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Florence, South Carolina, while surrounded by his loving family. Marvin was born in Anson County on April 22, 1925, to the late Charles Marshall Dutton and Hattie Freeman Dutton. He later met and married the love of his life of 33 years, the late Evelyn Phillips Dutton. Marvin spent his life in the Pageland community, previously serving on the Town Council, the Watermelon Festival Committee and was a past member of the Chamber of Commerce. He was the owner and operator of Pageland Nursery and was also a member of Pageland Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder for many years. He served as a forward observer in the European Theatre, including the landing at Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. In addition to his parents and loving wife, Marvin is predeceased in death by brothers, Raymond Dutton, Bill Dutton, Sam Dutton, Marion Dutton, Walter Dutton, Lewis Dutton and Henry Dutton, sisters, Ina England, Mary Adams and Ruth Lill.

     Those left to celebrate and remember his life include his loving daughters, Debbie Rivers (Eddie) of Pageland, South Carolina and Sandra Redfearn (Brother) of Cheraw, South Carolina, sister, Martha Scott of Garner, North Carolina, grandchildren, Bradley Redfearn (Tish) and Emily Adams (Scott), four great grandchildren and also numerous nieces and nephews.

     A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held at 3:30 PM on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland with Pastor Bobby Cato officiating.

     The family received friends from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. On Friday, March 24, 2017 at Baumgartner Funeral Home, 708 West McGregor St., Pageland, South Carolina 29728.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mercy In Me Free Health Clinic, PO Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520 or McLeod Hospice House, 1203 E. Cheves St., Florence, SC 29506.

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Dutton Family. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

 

Frances Gilmore Jenkins

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Mrs. Frances Gilmore Jenkins, age 86, formerly of Chesterfield, SC, took her final journey and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Beacon Place Hospice House in Greensboro, NC.

     She was born to the late Bunn T. Gilmore and Ida Rhines Gilmore on April 15, 1930. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 63 years, Willie R. Jenkins; young daughter,  Shirley   Jenkins; grandson, Kevin Lawrence; 3 brothers, Lester, Jeff, and Greno Gilmore; and 1 sister, Myrtle Hancock.

     She is survived by her brother, Ray Gilmore; her sons, Richard B. Jenkins and wife Debbie, Roger D. Jenkins and wife Carol; daughter, Becky Jenkins Lee and husband Edward. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 13 great – grandchildren, and 2 great – great grandchildren and also her beloved dog, “Kindy Lou.”

     Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, March 24, 2017 at Fairview Baptist Church in Mt. Croghan, SC, by Rev. Ricky “Sweet” Jenkins and Rev. Richard Lee. She was laid to rest in the church cemetery next to her husband and daughter. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service in the church sanctuary. Following the committal service the family hosted a reception in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Beacon Place Hospice, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.

      Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jenkins Family. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

 

Arnate ‘Little’ Billy Lewis Jr.

CHERAW - Arnate “Little” Billy Lewis, Jr., 39, died Monday, March 20, 2017. Born in Florence, SC, he was a son of Arnate Billy Lewis, Sr of Chesterfield, SC, and Lenora Parker Lewis of Cheraw, SC. He was a loving spirit, a history buff and enjoyed science. He loved watching birds and spending time with his two dogs, Lola and Ava.

     Surviving are his parents listed above, sisters, Sandra Lewis of Pageland, SC, Brenda Newsome of Cheraw, SC, Rebecca Lewis (Dr. Salim) Ghorra of Cheraw, SC and Lisa (William) Skipper of Cheraw, SC, girlfriend, Diana O’Connell of Swannanoa, NC, a nephew, Dalton Clark, and nieces, Molly O’Neal and Jodi O’Neal.

     He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ricky Dean Lewis and Billy Joe Lewis. The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 23, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 4:00 PM Friday, March 24, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Cheraw, SC.

Burial followed at Old St. David’s Cemetery in Cheraw, SC. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

 

Katherine Lucas Stanton

CHERAW - Mrs. Katherine Lucas Stanton, age 81, beloved widow of the late Everette Livingston Stanton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her loving daughters, while under the tender care of Hospice of South Carolina. Born in the Maxton community of Scotland County, NC, on March 18, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Lucas and Bertha Lee Black Lucas. She at- tended Bethel UMC in Bennettsville and retired as an Inspector, after many years of dedicated service with United Technologies in Bennettsville.

     Her hobbies included crocheting, quilting, sewing, traveling, baking cakes, taking pictures, and reading. She also enjoyed listening to the music of Elvis Presley, and visiting the towns of Gibson and Maxton, N.C. She will always be remembered by those who knew her as a sweet lady who loved her family and friends.

     She is survived by two devoted daughters, Marie S. Sheppard and her husband James Lee Sheppard, Sr. of Cheraw and Beth Allen and her husband Ken of McColl; by a brother, Gary Joe Lucas and his wife Betty of Parkton, N.C.; by two sisters, Shelby Stubbs and her husband William of Gibson, N.C., and Margaret Hogan of Gibson, N.C.; by three grandchildren, Kenney Allen, Bryant Allen, and Jamie Sheppard; by three great-great grandchildren, Courtney Allen, Isabel Allen and Bryant Allen, Jr.; also by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Rogers Funeral Home with burial following at Pinecrest Cemetery in Gibson, N.C. The family received friends from 2:00 P.M. until the service time on Thursday at Rogers Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to: The Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina Chapter 4124 Clemson Blvd – Ste L, Anderson, SC 29621; or to Hospice of South Carolina, 232 Hwy. 15-401 By-pass, Bennettsville, SC

29512.

     Rogers Funeral Home of McColl is honored to serve the Stanton Family. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

 

Susan McCreight Tarlton

RUBY - Mrs. Susan McCreight Tarlton, age 74, entered into rest on Friday, March 24, 2017, at her home surrounded by her beloved family. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, March 26, at Ruby Presbyterian Church by Pastor Beth H. Muse with burial to follow in the Ruby Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:30 PM Sunday in the sanctuary of the church.

     Mrs. Tarlton was born July 29, 1942, in Wadesboro, N.C., a daughter of Delesline “Scoot” and Katie Griggs McCreight. She attended Coker College. Susan retired from Harris, McLeod and Ruffner with 27 years of service as a real estate abstractor. Mrs. Tarlton was an active member of Ruby Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and church treasurer. She was baptized, confirmed and married in the Ruby Presbyterian Church.

     In addition to her parents, Susan was also preceded in death by her brother, David Wilson McCreight; and brother-in-law, Jack Turpin. She is survived by her beloved husband, Willie Lee “Bill” Tarlton, Jr. of the home; 2 sons, William Stephen Tarlton and wife Kathy of Ruby, SC, and Kevin Delesline Tarlton and wife Jessica of Waxhaw, N.C.; 3 grandchildren, Kassi Dale Tarlton of Ruby, S.C., Reese Marie Tarlton of Waxhaw, N.C.., and Conor Dominc Tarlton of Waxhaw, N.C.; sister, Jane M. Turpin of York, S.C.; and 2 sisters-in-law, Suzanne McCreight of Virginia, and Dottie Ann Lowery of Chesterfield, S.C.

     The family cordially requests that memorials be made to the Ruby Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 35, Ruby SC 29741, the Ruby Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 3, Ruby, SC 29741, or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Tarlton Family. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

 

Judy Perdue Donahue Threatt

PATRICK - Mrs. Judy Perdue Donahue Threatt, age 73, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services were held at 12:00 PM Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Long Branch Baptist Church, Jefferson, S.C., by Rev. Joey Polson and Rev. Orville Threatt with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service at the church.

     Mrs. Threatt was born July 16, 1943 in Chesterfield County, SC, a daughter of the late Elisha “E.P.” and Cora Jane (Cassidy) Perdue. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a member of Palmetto Baptist Church. Mrs. Threatt enjoyed canning, working in her flowers and yard, and spending time with her family.

     In addition to her parents, Judy was also preceded in death by her first husband, Wilbert Donahue; and 1 sister, Dianne Hall.

     Survivors include her husband, Ray E. Threatt of the home; 2 sons, Christopher Steven Donahue and Anthony Wilbert Donahue both of Jefferson, SC; 2 daughters, Debbie Sellers of Chesterfield, SC and Tonya Helms of Gastonia, NC; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, David Perdue of Patrick, SC, Donald (Judy) Perdue of Walnut Cove, NC, and Glenn Perdue of Patrick, SC; 2 sisters, Ida Mae Money of Patrick, SC and Evelyn McMahan of Lexington, NC. The family cordially requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC or to American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Ln, Columbia, SC 29210.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Threatt Family. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

 

Timothy Bivens

PAGELAND – Timothy Bivens, died Monday, March 20, 2017. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 2pm from the Mt. Harmon Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born January 15, 1960 in Union County, NC, to the late Edward Bivens and Katherine Robinson. Survivors: his wife, Janice Bivens, a daughter, Camvona Bakeney (Carlos), Bethune, SC; two sisters, Paulette Hammonds and Diana White, Wingate, NC; a brother, Eddie Bivens (Scab), Wingate, NC; three grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

 

Jimmy Ray Chewning

PATRICK - Mr. Jimmy Ray Chewning, age 64, entered into rest on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, April 3, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Chewning was born September 11, 1952 in Chesterfield, SC a son of Lois D. Chewning and the late Boyd Thomas Chewning, Sr. He was currently employed with Schaeffler for 34 years in Cheraw, SC. Mr. Chewning enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved his wife of 43 years, and was a proud father of two sons. He enjoyed his friends, showing off his mule “Knox”, giving him sugar on the cheek for candy. Mr. Chewning was his wife’s sweetheart, his son’s hero and a good friend to many. A little man with such a big heart.

     Mr. Chewning is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sharon C. Chewning of the home; mother, Lois Chewning of Patrick, SC; 2 sons, Jason (Leslie) Chewning, and Jonathan “Andy” (Cindy) Chewning both of Patrick, SC; brother, Tom Chewning of Cheraw, SC; 2 sisters, DeRhonda White of Patrick, SC and Joanie Odom of Chesterfield, SC.

      Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Chewning Family. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

 

David Crawford

PAGELAND – David Crawford, 94, died on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 2pm from the Oro United Methodist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Nicey Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. He was born September 18, 1922 in Pageland, SC to the late Jessie and Cassie Bennett Crawford. Survivors: three sons, Genesis Crawford (Nan), Larry Crawford (Cathy), Pageland, SC, and Joe Crawford (Rosa), Charlotte, NC; two daughters, Mary Wright, Glassboro, NJ, and Vernez Murphy, Charlotte, NC; 23 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 36 great great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

 

Timothy Anthony James

CHERAW – Mr. Timothy Anthony James, son of the late Jesse (Harriett) James, Sr., and Samuel (Barbara) Smith was born on August 11, 1965 in Cheraw, South Carolina. On Sunday, March 26, 2017, he entered into eternal rest at McLeod Hospice House in Florence, South Carolina after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.

     Tim was united in holy matrimony to Lorraine G. James for 27 years. He was a wonderful husband, a great father,a dependable provider, and an amazing Papa.

     He was employed as a house manager for the Board of Disabilities and Special Needs for eight years. He joined and attended Pee Dee Union Baptist Church under Rev. Dr. Jerry Corbett. Tim enjoyed fishing, modifying cars, and his family more than anything.

     Tim was preceded in death by two sisters, Denice (Ralph) Douglas and Linda (Thomas) Baskins. He leaves to cherish his memories spouse, Lorraine G. James of Cheraw, SC; his daughter, Jessica (Chris Davis) Grooms, and India G. (Jimmy Jr.) Harris; two grandchildren, Rocky Merriman, and Keyana McK- ever; his brother, Jesse (Norma Jean) James, Jr, his sister, Barbara (John) Patterson, both of Cheraw, his sister, Sonya Smith of Columbia, SC, and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

 

Gloria Davis Johnson

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Gloria Davis Johnson, age 80, entered into rest on Monday, March 27, 2017 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Bay Springs Baptist Church by Pastor Tracy Gooding with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00-3:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

     Mrs. Johnson was born June 11, 1936 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Walker and Annie Coward Davis. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Webbing and a member of Bay Springs Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Gloria was also preceded in death by her husband, A.L. Johnson; brothers, Thomas Davis, Tony Davis, Bobby Davis, and Bois “Bo” Davis; and sisters, Sue Hurst, Patricia Krauss, and Cubbie Pitchford.

      Survivors include her children, Mike (Sue) Johnson and Sherry (Wesley) Teal both of Chesterfield, SC, grandchildren, Madison Teal of Chesterfield, SC, Skyler Teal of Rock Hill, SC, Jennifer Johnson, Brian (Stephanie) Johnson both of Chesterfield, SC, Summer (Prentice) Nuttall of Wallace, SC, and Josh Johnson of Chesterfield, SC; great grandchildren, Dustin, Savannah, Alex, Reid, and Gunner; also numerous nieces and nephews and special 15 Apr 1979 15 Apr 1979McBee, SC.

     The family requests that memorial donations be made to Embrace Hospice, 1220 Bennettsville Fire Tower Rd, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Johnson Family. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

 

Peggy Goodale Hurst Morrow

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Peggy Goodale Hurst Morrow, age 74, entered into rest on Monday, March 27, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, March 31, 2017, at Shiloh United Methodist Church by Pastor Fred McDaniel and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

      Ms. Morrow was born March 19, 1943, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Charlie and Irene Gainey Goodale. She was a retired employee of Weller Industries and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially family gatherings, and attending her grandchildren’s baseball games. Her love was not only limited to her family, but she had a special place in her heart for her dogs.

     In addition to her parents, Peggy was also preceded in death by her daughter, Tracy Hurst Rhyne; sister, Catherine Davis; niece, Cassa Messick; and nephew, Craig Goodale. Survivors include her son, Joe (Stacey) Hurst of Chesterfield, SC; 4 brothers, Jerry (Gayle) Goodale of Cheraw, SC, Thomas Goodale of Chesterfield, SC, W.M. (Miriam) Goodale, and Donnie (Sue) Goodale both of Chesterfield, SC; Grandchildren, Chelsie “Saylor” Hurst, Peyton Hurst, Tyler (Riley) Wallace, Grayce Rhyne and Gabbi Rhyne; great grandchildren, Taylin Brady and Willow Wallace; sister, Elizabeth Goodale of Richmond, VA; Aunt, Beatrice G. Winters of Sumter, SC; and Uncle, Cecil Gainey, Sr. of Cherry Grove, SC

     The family requests that memorials be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 3154 Hwy. 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Morrow Family. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

 

Robert Powe Jr.

CHESTERFIELD – Robert Powe, Jr., 50, died on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2PM from the Empowering Word Ministries, Wadesboro,  NC. Burial followed in the Galilee A.M.E. Zion Church, McFarlan, NC. He was born August 9, 1966 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Hazel Coleman-Powe and Robert H. Powe. Survivors: his wife, Barbara Nivens- Powe, children, Jerrod Powe, Lugoff, SC, Stephone Powe, Chesterfield, SC, Tia Nivens, Columbia, SC and Sophia Bennett Lilesville, NC; six brothers and two sisters, Napoleon Powe (Mary Ann), Columbia, SC, Reginald Powe, Charlotte, NC, Jacqueline Harrington (Derrick), Morven, NC, Stephen Powe (Alyce), Seattle, WA, Angelia Powe-Phillips (Cleveland),Wadesboro, NC, Dr. Thomas Powe (Demeka), Wadesboro, NC, Emmanuel Powe (Mary), Frederick, MD, Gary Pratt, Morven and four grandchil-dren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6,Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

 

Kenneth Wayne Sellers

CHERAW – Kenneth Wayne Sellers, 58, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late Reginald Sellers and Louise Carlson. He was employed by Schaeffler Group Cheraw (INA). An avid hunter and fisherman, he also loved to spend time with his grandchildren. Surviving is his wife, Julie Ritz Sellers of Cheraw, SC, sons, Adam (Sasha) Sellers of Surprise, AZ and Casey (Trish) Sellers, of Florence, SC a sister, Debbie Sellers Williams of Cheraw, SC, and three grandsons, Hunter Sellers, Landon Sellers, and Beckett Sellers. The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, March 31, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

 

Timothy Wayne Bennett

CHESTERFIELD – Timothy Wayne Bennett, 35, died on Friday, March 31, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11AM from the Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was the son of William Bennett, Jr. and the late Lillie Rebecca Bennett. Survivors: his father, William Bennett, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC; a sister, Barbara Bennett of Cheraw, SC; a brother, William Bennett, III of Cheraw, SC; a niece, Amber Bennett of Cheraw, SC and a nephew, Nivion Lewis, of Cheraw, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April,, 12, 2017.

 

Eileen Elizabeth (Beth) Brewster

Eileen Elizabeth (Beth) Brewster went to be with Our Lord on March 31, 2017. She was born in Danville, IL on December 26, 1951. She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Evelyn Shadle and her son, Dusty V. Brewster.

     She was a loving, caring and devoted mother, grandmother and friend. She had agreat sense of humor and a love for cooking. Something was always in her oven or on the stove. She loved all children, many who lovingly called her “mom.”

      She is survived by her soulmate, Derry Cassidy; son, Clint Brewster; daughter, Kristy Brewster; son Matt (Kelly) Harper; daughter Merrie Vierra and her sisters Vicki Speckmann and Tami Ashley and grandchildren Victor Rivera, Reef Hanson, Ryan, Jacob and Kellyn Harper and many nieces and Nephews. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April,, 12, 2017.

 

Effie Lee Dixon

CHESTERFIELD – Effie Lee Dixon, 73, died on Monday, March 27, 2017. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 1PM from the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born to the late Ray Dixon and Willie Mae Love Dixon on November 24, 1943 in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: a son, Timothy Dixon of Charlotte, NC; three daughters, Dianne Lyons of Patterson, NJ, Latora Lyons, Bennettsville, SC and Dominique Lyons, Camden, SC; five sisters, Mary Dixon, Chesterfield, SC, Martha Washington, Chesterfield, SC, Marilyn Blackmon, Chesterfield, SC, Marian Wright (Johnny), Bergenfield, NJ and Victoria Dixon, Orange, NJ; two brothers, Kenneth Dixon, Charlotte, NC and Verdis Dixon (Laurie), Hawaii; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April,, 12, 2017.

 

Linda Cornelia Gordon Griggs

HARTSVILLE – Funeral services for Linda Cornelia Gordon Griggs, 75, were held at Cedar Creek Baptist Church on Saturday April 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. She was the wife of Loran Alva Griggs. Visitation was at Norton Funeral Home in Hartsville on Friday April 7, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

     Linda was born at home in Cassatt, Kershaw County, SC on 13 April 1941. She was the daughter of the late Doby Edward Gordon Jr. and Juanita Ethelene Teal Gordon.

Linda was predeceased by her parents and by her son Jeffrey Loran “Chip” Griggs. Linda was also predeceased by her in-laws, Colon Maxie Griggs and Ida Mae Johnson Griggs, and Colon’s second wife Mary Frances Winburn Teal Griggs.

     Linda and Loran were married at Cassatt Baptist Church on 4 November 1961. They lived in Columbia, SC before moving to Cocoa, Florida in the mid-1960s. Loran worked for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida and Linda worked at North American Rockwell at Cape Kennedy. After that, she was a stay at home mom for her two young children. She later taught kindergarten at the church they attended, Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockledge, FL (near Cocoa). They enjoyed bowling, fishing in the ocean, and taking their young children to Disney World. In 1976, Linda, Loran, Lori, and Chip moved from Cocoa, Florida to Albany, Georgia. Linda worked for Ryder and Loran worked for Merck. After they retired, they moved to the Cedar Creek Community of Chesterfield County in October 1999 and joined Cedar Creek Baptist Church where Loran had attended in his early years.

     Linda did needlepoint and ceramics in earlier years and enjoyed reading. She also enjoyed going on a girl’s vacation with her sisters Sara and Charlotte, her Aunt Mildred, her sister-in-law Shirley Watkins Gordon, and her sister-in-law Elaine Griggs Whittle. Linda was a very kind, loving, gentle person that loved her family. She was always cordial to everyone she met. Linda is survived by Loran, her husband of 55 years of the home, her daughter Lori Griggs of Villa Rica, GA, her step-daughter Sharon Lynn Parker of Renton, Washington, her grandchildren Cody Thyle Griggs of Carrollton, Georgia (fiancé Kristin Von Pelser), Lazarus Schechter of Thousand Oaks, CA, and Eilish Schechter of Thousand Oaks, CA.

     Linda is survived by her four siblings (spouses): Sara Gordon Collins (Curtis, deceased) of Lugoff, SC, Doby Gordon III (Suzanne) of Cassatt, SC, Gene Gordon (Shirley) of Elgin, SC, and Charlotte Gordon Morris (Reverend William “Buster”) of Camden, SC.

     Linda is survived by her sister-in-law Elaine Griggs Whittle (Marvin) of Hartsville, SC. Linda’s nieces and nephews are: Angela Collins Ogburn (Barry) of Lugoff, Sandra Collins Watson (Vince) of Camden, Stacy West Gordon (Ann) of Graniteville, SC, Stephanie Gordon Martin (Bradley) of Camden, Ellen Gordon Keefer (William) of Camden, Ingrid Gordon Brantley of Columbia, Eric Gordon (Delia) of Sterling, VA, Gordon Morris (Susan) of Lugoff, Tarrant Morris (Gabriel) of Florence, and Phil Whittle of Hartsville. Linda is also survived by her former daughter-in-law Amy McWilliams Griggs of Douglasville, Georgia. Linda is also survived by her former son-in-law Michael Shechter (wife Jody) of Thousand Oaks, CA.

     Visitation was at Norton Funeral Home 1414 West Carolina Avenue Hartsville, SC 29550 on Friday 7 April 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and at other times at the home 5756 Ousleydale Highway Hartsville SC 29550. Funeral services were held at Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 1635 Cedar Creek Road Hartsville, SC 29550 on Saturday 8 April 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jeff  Williams of Cedar Creek Baptist Church officiating. He will be assisted by Reverend Homer Hinson (former Cedar Creek pastor). Burial will be in Cedar Creek Baptist Church cemetery. Pall Bearers will be Stacey Gordon, Eric Gordon, Gordon Morris, Tarrant Morris, Phil Whittle, and Barry Ogburn.

    Memorials may be made to the playground equipment fund of Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 1635 Cedar Creek Road, Hartsville, SC 29550.

     Norton Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Griggs family. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 12, 2017.

 

Robert Evans Griggs

SOCIETY HILL – Robert Evans Griggs, 79, died Tuesday, April 04, 2017. Born in Society Hill, SC he was theson of the late George Griffin and Nell Nesmith Griggs. He was a retired Liberty Life insurance agent (40+years). Mr. Griggs was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church where he had served as deacon, lifelong member of the choir and as the Sunday School Director. He was a member of Lions Club International. He enjoyed quail hunting and fishing.

     He is survived by his wife Jane Nolan Griggs of Society Hill, SC, sons, Robert Kevin Griggs of Society Hill, SC, Jeffrey (Kristen Montgomery) Evans Griggs of Moore, SC, a sister, Nell Oliver of Florence, SC, grandchildren Jackson Nesmith Griggs and Margaret Emily Griggs.

    He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, and he had been the widower of Emmie Chapman Griggs.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, April 7, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held at 5:00 PM, Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials to: Welsh Neck Baptist Church, PO Box 28, Society Hill, SC 29593. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 12, 2017.

 

Lucas Aaron Harvey

LILLINGTON – Lucas Aaron Harvey, 17, died on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 12PM from the Gospel Lighthouse, Sanford, NC. He was born to Lisa Harvey and Jeffrey Harvey on April 28, 1999 in Lillington, NC. Survivors: parents, Lisa Harvey and Jeffrey Harvey; siblings, Jesse Harvey, Kimberly Harvey, Katina Skillings, and Lisha-Rose Stanley and grandmother, Linda Jones McKearin. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 12, 2017.

 

Dorothy Lintine Herrington Hoyle

CHERAW - Dorothy Lintine Herrington Hoyle, 91, died Tuesday, April 04, 2017. Born in Atkins, SC she was a daughter of the late James and Ada Herington. She was the widow of Russell McCoy Hoyle Sr. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church. She served as the Director of Vacation Bible School, Sunday School Teacher and in the Choir.

     Surviving is her son, Jimmy Lee Hoyle of Willow Spring, NC, daughters, Sadie Keeton Murphy of Taylors, SC, Patricia Ann Hostetler of Cheraw, SC, Phyllis Jeanette Johnson of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Virginia Atkinson of Sumter, SC, Annie Laurie Atkinson of Sumter, SC, twelve grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, sons, Russell McCoy Hoyle, Jr., Larry Eugene Hoyle, a daughter, Linda Fincher, brothers, J.B. Herrington, Fred Herrington, William Herrington, Thomas Herrington, sisters, Marie Atkinson and Beatrice Boykin.

     The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burialwas in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials to: Westside Baptist Church, PO Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 12, 2017.

 

Mary Louise Quick

WALLACE - Mary Louise Quick, 79, died Wednesday April 5, 2017. She was a daughter of the late John P. and Dorothy Hatcher Outlaw and widow of John G. Quick. Mrs. Quick was a member of Wallace True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church. She enjoyed sewing, fishing, cooking and singing with the Southern Gospel Singers often at local Nursing Homes. She loved her family and all children.

     She is survived by sons Billy J. (Tammy) Quick of Wallace, SC, Jonathan D. Quick of Columbia, SC, a daughter, Bonnie (Charles) Stubbs of Wallace, SC, and a daughter-in-law, Sue Quick of Normandy, TN, grandchildren, Mary Katherine Wise, Keith Stubbs, Kevin Stubbs, Jessica Collins McKenzie, Terry Quick, Charity Quick, Patience Quick and six great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, a son, Bobby R. Quick, brothers, J.T. Outlaw, J.W. Outlaw, and a sister, Ellen Boone.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, April 7, 2017 at Wallace True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church, Wallace, SC.

    A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Wallace True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Publised in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 12, 2017.

 

Lynda Faye Cassidy

CHERAW – Mrs. Lynda Faye Cassidy, age 73, entered into rest on Monday, April 10, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church by Dr. Lindsey Powell and Phillip Caulder Jr. with burial following in the church cemetery, Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

          Mrs. Cassidy was born Feb.13, 1944 in Columbia, SC, a daughter of the late Ryan and Donnie May Hunt Derrick. She was a child care provider, having cared for children in her home and was retired after 20 years of service at Faith Christian Academy. Lynda was a lifelong member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. She loved children, flowers, and gardening.

     Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Roger Cassidy, 2 sons, Kenny (Carolyn) Cassidy of Chesterfield, SC, and Michael (Vivian) Cassidy of Cheraw SC; daughter, LaDonna (Ricky) Stafford of Chesterfield SC; a brother, Jimmy Green of Wallace SC; sisters, Carolyn Crowley of Chesterfield SC, Bobbie Lewis of Myrtle Beach SC, and Mary Lee Wilks of Lamar SC; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Cassidy Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 19, 2017.

 

Cinderella Yarborough Ford

JEFFERSON – Cinderella Yarborough Ford, died on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 2PM from the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, McBee, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born to the late Tom and Rosea Jowels Yarborough on September 18, 1932 in McBee, SC. Survivors: a daughter, Patricia Ann Richards (Roy), two stepchildren, Constance Brown and Michael Mattocks; six sisters, Thelma Wells, Ruth King, Betty Bryant, Jessie Harrell, Evelyn Miller and Jossette Bay; two brothers, James Yarborough and Dyvone Jowels; four grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 19, 2017.

 

Devoid Hillian

RUBY - Devoid Hillian, 61, died on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Funeral services were held on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 1PM from the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born to the late Elton and Annie Bell Roberts Hillian on June 1, 1955 in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: his siblings, Priscilla H. Pernell, Elmont, NY, Debora Johnson (Daniel), Glen Oaks, NY, Penelope H. Wilson, Ruby, SC, Anthony Hillian (Kimberly), Fairfax, VA, James E. Hillian, Chesterfield, SC and Jimmy Bennett (Sylvia), Greensboro, NC; an aunt, Yvonne H. Glenn, St. Albany, NY; and a host of nieces and nephews. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 19, 2017.

 

Marie McIver

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Marie McIver, 68, died on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 12PM from the Greater Temple Baptist Church, Charlotte NC. Burial followed in the Beatties Ford Memorial Gardens, Huntersville, NC. She was born in Morven, NC on July 24, 1948 to the late Dewitt and Christine Tate Melton. Survivors, her husband, Bishop Glenn J. McIver, Sr; three daughters, Latanya Watson, Kathy Chisholm and Christina Massey (Carlos) all of Charlotte, NC; two stepchildren, Glenn Joseph McIver (Tiffany) and Tenille McIver both of Charlotte, NC; three sisters, Cheryl Lit- tle (Lorenzo), Carol Davis (Thomas) and Angela Melton; four brothers, BJ McCoy (Luette), Lewitt Melton (Mary), Calvin Melton, and Richard Melton; twelve grandchildren, two great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 19, 2017.

 

David Ronald “Ronnie” McLain

CHERAW – David Ronald “Ronnie” McLain, 57, was born February 2, 1960 in Columbia, SC, and entered into rest on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He was a son of Eugene McLain of Patrick, SC and the late Emma Jean Polk McLain. He was the owner of Small Engine Sales and made custom engines for racing, i.e. go-carts, lawn mowers and motorcycles. Ronnie enjoyed fishing, NASCAR racing, planting trees and gardening. His primary enjoyment was found in putting his family first.

     Surviving is his wife of 37 years, Jan Teal McLain of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Sarah McLain (fiancé, Chandler Huggins) of Myrtle Beach, SC, Lauren McLain of Columbia, SC, his father listed above, and a brother, Todd (Mona) McLain of Patrick, SC. He was preceded in death by his mother listed above and a daughter, Jacquelyn

McLain.

     The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Maranatha Family Center, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Maranatha Family Center, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: McLeod Hospice House, c/o McLeod Health Foundation, PO Box 100551, 800 East Cheves St., Suite 150, Florence, SC 29502-0551 or McLeod Oncology Department, c/o McLeod Health Foundation, PO Box 100551, 800 East Cheves St., Suite 150, Florence, SC 29502-0551. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 19, 2017.

 

Mary Lillian Baxley Norris

WALLACE – Mary Lillian Baxley Norris 92, died Friday, April 14, 2017. Born in Cumberland County, NC she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Ella Whittington Baxley. She was the widow of Leo Edward “Gabby” Norris. She was a seamstress for more than 50 years. She was a member of Cheraw Church of God where she had served formally as Secretary, Sunday School teacher and with the children’s music. She enjoyed cooking (making biscuits and sharing them), reading her Bible and doing word search puzzles. Mrs. Norris was a gentle lady and was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

     Surviving are her children, sons, Jimmy Leo (Ann) Norris of Wallace, SC, William “Billy” Lester (Gail) Norris of Wallace, SC, daughters, Cathy N. Leviner of Cheraw, SC, Teresa N. (Gene) Darby of Timmonsville, SC, grandchildren, Sherrye and Alley Jackson, Jamie and Brooke Norris, Rev. Billy and Beth Norris, Matt (Jennifer) Norris, Rev. Kevin and Kathy D. Rummage, Ms. Jill Rummage, Hannah Faith (Chuck) Amerson, step-grandchild, Catherine Renee (Tony) Van Derpoel, great grandchildren, Lindsay Jackson, Charlotte Jackson, Anna Norris, Evan Norris, Rae Leigh Norris, Rev. Joseph (Becca) Norris, Betsy Norris, Chris Norris, Bryan Norris, Mikaila Rummage, Madison Rummage, Micah Rummage, step- greatgrandchildren, Emma Horne, Ethan H. Van Derpoel, Nicholas Randon Van Derpoel, nephews Roland Hodges, Rev. Verson Hodges, Jr., Alan Herring and Tony Herring and a host of great nephews and neices

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, a son-in -law, Randy Leviner, and great grandchildren, Rebecca Jeffords Norris and Allie Grace Rummage.

     The family received friends 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, Monday, April 17, 2017 at Cheraw Church of God. A funeral service was held 12:00 noon, Monday, April 17, 2017 at Cheraw Church of God. Burial was held in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Dillon, SC (Approximately at 2:30 PM).

     Memorials to: AMVETS Post 177, 4518 Highway 1, Wallace, SC 29596 Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 19, 2017.

 

Mitchell Huey Smith

PATRICK – Mr. Mitchell Huey Smith, age 81, entered rest on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Funeral services were 3:00 PM Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Joey Polson and BrentTaylor with burial following in the Palmetto Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Friday April 14, 2017 at the funeral home.

      Mr. Smith was born August 27, 1935 in Chesterfield County, SC, a son of the late Lester Eugene and Cleo Coker Smith. He was a car dealer for over 60 years and owned Mitchell’s Auto Sales of  Chesterfield.

Mr. Smith was an Army Veteran. Mr. Smith also sold insurance for 7 years. He was a loyal member of Palmetto Baptist Church. Mitchell was also a member of the Woodmen of the World Lodge #516. Mitchell loved being around people, and he never met a stranger.

     In addition to his parents, Mitchell was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law; John Poteat, Vernon Wilkerson, Owen Wilkerson, and Sidberry Cassidy; Sisters-in-law; Hazel Cassidy, Ivy Campbell, Annie Sue (Donald) Gooden, and Catherine Davis.

     Survivors include his wife, Vennie Wilkerson Smith of the home; Son, Greg Smith of Chesterfield, SC; Step Children, Betty Jo (Jeff ) Starnes of Patrick SC, Charles (Patty Ann) Gooden of Patrick SC; Grandchild; Brandy Smith; Step-Grandchildren, Chad Starnes, Scotty (Amber) Starnes, Paige (Mitch) Gooden, Jordan Gooden, Katie Gooden; Step-Great Grandchildren, Mason Starnes, Tanner Starnes, Tyler Starnes, Tinsley Gooden, and Bianca Gooden; Brother, Caroll (Joyce) Smith of Chesterfield; Sister,  Patricia Poteat of Inman, SC; Sister-In-Law, Linda (Ed) Gooden of Patrick, Edith Wilkerson of Cheraw; Brother-in-Law, Larry Campbell of Patrick, and James Davis of Cheraw; also numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved fur baby, Maggie Smith of the home.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Smith Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 19, 2017.

 

Roxie Mae Quick

CHERAW - Roxie Mae Quick passed away April 15, 2017. Mae was born Sept. 28, 1926, to John Wesley and Ida McDougal Quick. Surviving are her son, Billy Quick (Melanie), and brothers Bo Quick of St. Paul, N.C.and Rufus Quick of Cheraw. She was preceded in death by her parents listed above and six siblings, Francis Gathings, Marie Quick, Walker, Robert, Lloyd and John F. Quick.

     A memorial service will be held at New Hope UMC, Wallace, at 2 p.m. April 22, 2017.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 19, 2017.

 

Allan George Anderson III

CHERAW - Allan George Anderson, III, 53, died Sunday, April 16, 2017. Born in Florence, SC he was a son of the late Allan George Anderson, Jr. and Sally Ann Hite Anderson. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC where he had served as a Deacon and Elder. He was a member of the Cheraw High School Football Team, 1980-1981. Allan’s senior year he was chosen for the Charlotte Observer All Defense Team; Class 3-A Conference All Star; North-South All Star; and Who’s Who of College Football 1981. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and photography. Allan was the fifth member of the ABV Club.

     Surviving is his wife Tracy Anne Jennings Anderson of Cheraw, SC, a son, William “Mac” McAllister Anderson of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Alayna Lee Anderson of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Louis Hite Anderson of Cheraw, SC, Also his In-laws, Buddy and Anne Jennings of Newberry, SC, brother-in-law Tripp (Dawn) Jennings of Chapin, SC, a nephew, T.J. Jennings, and a niece, Aiden Jennings.

     The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Friday, April 21, 2017 at Cheraw First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials to; Chesterfield High School, c/o Athletic Department, 401 N Page St, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 26, 2017.

 

George Bill’ Tillman Driggers Sr.

BENNETTSVILLE - George “Bill” Tillman Driggers, Sr., 69, died Sunday, April 23, 2017. Born in Bennettsville, SC, he was a son of the late Robert James and Deller Mae Parker Driggers. He attended Ebenezer United Methodist Church. He was retired from Merita Bread Company. He enjoyed fishing, racing and collecting race memorabilia.

     Surviving is his wife Teresa Kay Driggers of Bennettsville, SC, sons, George Driggers, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, Ricky (Teresa) Driggers of Bennettsville, SC, Eric Baldwin of Florence, SC, daughters, Suzy Driggers of Wallace, SC, Erica (T.L.) Driggers of Rockingham, NC, grandchildren, Mica Driggers, Rachel Driggers, Aaliyah Driggers, Bella Stukey, Justin Driggers, Tristan Stukey, Matthew Driggers, great grandchildren, Aries Johnson and Alaina Quick.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother, Robert Lee Driggers, sisters, Irene Bryant, Grace Chapman, Marie Polston and Annie Dunn.

      The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Ebenezer United Methodist, Bennettsville, SC. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 26, 2017.

 

Margaret Douglas Kneece

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Margaret Douglas Kneece, age 84, entered into rest on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Friday, April 21, 2017 at Douglas Mill Baptist Church by Rev. Wayne Burr with burial following in the Douglas Mill Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

     Mrs. Kneece was born October 1, 1932 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Dwight Lloyd Douglas and Nancy Merriman Douglas. She was a retired accountant with the Department of Mental Health in Columbia with over 25 years of service. Mrs. Kneece was a faithful member of Douglas Mill Baptist Church and also served on the Douglas Mill Cemetery Association. She enjoyed working in her flowers and spending time with her family.

     In addition to her parents, Margaret was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Kneece; daughter, Kay Lisenby; 2 sisters, Deferiss Valverde and Pat Snipes. Survivors include her children, Crystal (Jerry) Steen of Chesterfield, SC, Teressa Keeling of Jacksonville, FL, and Alfred “Buck” (Becky) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC, Butterball, and Bobby both of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Jessica (Jay) Carlson of Cheraw, SC, Jim Hough of Chesterfield, SC, Mary Margaret (Terry) Hancock, Matthew Hancock both of Cheraw, SC, Douglas Keeling of Jacksonville, FL, Jennifer Sellers of Chesterfield, SC, Marshall (Jennifer) Hendricks of Cheraw, SC; 5 great grandchildren, Roland, Violet, Clayton, Dylan, and Kaleb.

     The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Kneece Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 26, 2017.

 

Peggy Sue McIntyre

MT. CROGHAN - Ms. Peggy Sue McIntyre, age 57,entered into rest on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 11:00 AM Thurs- day, March 30, 2017 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Ms. McIntyre was born February 20, 1960, a daughter of Doris Eddins Thurman and the late Bobby Thurman.

     In addition to her father, Peggy was also preceded in death by a nephew, Bobby Hudson.

     Survivors include her companion, Billy “Bill” Oliver, Jr. of the home; 3 sons, Wayne (Shasta) Thurman of Kershaw, SC, Jonathan (Lynn) McIntyre of Camden, SC, and Matthew (Asia) McIntyre of Kershaw, SC; 6 grandchildren; mother, Doris Eddins Thurman of Jefferson, SC; 3 brothers, Bobby Thurman of Mt. Croghan, SC, Larry Thurman of Jefferson, SC, and Timothy Thurman of Jefferson, SC; 2 sisters, Barbara Gail “Boots” Thurman of Chesterfield, SC, and Millie (Danny) Joplin of Mt. Croghan, SC.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC   is serving the McIntyre family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 26, 2017.

 

Frances Hinson Mungo

PAGELAND - Mrs. Frances Hinson Mungo, age 74, entered into rest on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at her home.

     Funeral Services were held at 11:00 AM Monday, April 24, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Pageland by Dr. Joel Dale and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

     Mrs. Mungo was born March 23, 1943 in Pageland, SC a daughter of the late Courniel and Lavinia Phillips Hinson. Frances was a former “Miss Pageland Tiger”, and a member of her cherished “Christmas Class” at Pageland First Baptist Church. She served her family’s general building contracting company, P.F. & Perry L. Mungo, Inc. as Office Manager for many years. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother and “Meme” to her family, Frances loved nature, flowers and gardening. Saturday mornings were spent searching for hidden and forgotten treasures and bringing them home to incorporate them into her gardens. Frances saw beauty and potential in everyone and in everything and devoted herself to making them see it too.

     In addition to her parents, Frances was also preceded in death by her son, Stanley “Stan” Laney Mungo; and 1 brother, Butch Hinson.

     Survivors include her beloved husband of 56 years, Perry “Bo” Mungo of the home; son, Gregory Neil Mungo and wife, Robin of Pageland, SC; daughter, Alishia Mungo Branham and husband, Paul of Camden, SC; grandchildren, Sophia Mungo, Laney Mungo, Will Mungo, Sam Mungo, Nathan Branham, Reed Branham, Steven Branham, and Mary Branham; great grandchild, Madelyn Ruth; special niece, Kimberly Hinson Taylor and husband, Scott of Taylors, SC; great nieces, Hannah and Rebekah Taylor.

     The family cordially requests that memorials be made in memory of Mrs. Mungo to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Mungo family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 26, 2017.

 

Lindsay Katherine Teal Rimmer

LILESVILLE – Mrs. Lindsay Katherine Teal Rimmer, 34, walked into the arms of her Heavenly Father exclaiming, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Hospice of Union County in Monroe.

     Funeral services were held at 3:00pm Friday, April 21, 2017 at Gum Springs Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:30pm until 3:00pm Friday at the church and other times at the home her parents.

     Lindsay was born October 15, 1982 in Anson County, NC a daughter of Richard Gerald Teal and Karen Mabe Teal. She was a graduate of Anson High School and Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in Concord where

she earned an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant. She was a member of Gum Springs Baptist Church.

     She leaves behind her husband, Matthew Rimmer; her son, Kasen James Rimmer; her parents, Richard and Karen Teal; her brother, Ryan (Rosanna) Teal all of Lilesville; half-brothers, Deon (Pam) Teal of Lilesville and Jimmy (Michelle) Teal of Mohntown, PA; half-sister, Della (Johnny) Yow of Reidsville; a special niece, Maggie “Magpie” Teal whom she loved as her own; her aunts, Penny Young and Doris (Tom) Lathan of Lilesville, as well as, many cousins, nieces, nephews and longtime friends, Emily Tatro, Leslie Griggs, Carrie Burris and Jennifer Scott.

     The family would like to thank Dr. Gregory Brouse and his  staff for the loving support and care they gave Lindsay and to Hospice of Union County for making her final days so much easier not only for Lindsay but our family too.

     In lieu of flowers, it was Lindsay’s request that memorials be made to an   fund for her son, Kasen, by making contributions to Communities for a Cause, 1065 Hailey’s Ferry Rd., Lilesville, NC 28091.

     The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, April, 26, 2017.

 

Eloise Watson Brock

CHERAW - Mrs. Eloise Watson Brock, age 86, entered into rest on Tuesday,

April 25, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM Friday, April 28, 2017 from

the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Kathy Priest Hudson and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 12:00 – 1:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Brock was born August 10, 1930, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Robert Leonard and Ida Mae Watson. She was a 1947 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Mrs. Brock worked as a bookkeeper, most recently at the Cheraw Chronicle and Jones  Furniture. She enjoyed reading and gardening.

     In addition to her parents, Eloise was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawson T. Brock; siblings, Gladys Peterson, Lowell Watson, Julian Watson, Elizabeth Knight, Elsie Weaver, and Jeanette Brigman.

     Survivors include her children, Ken (Theresa) Brock of Prosperity, SC, Edward (Kim) Brock of Rock Hill, SC, and Janet Brock (Mike) Priest of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Noah Brock, Anna (Daniel) Stackhouse, Sam Brock, McKenzie Priest. The family requests that memorials be made to a charity of one’s choice.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Brock Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, May 6, 2017.

 

Ginger Chavis England

WALLACE – Ginger Chavis England, 69, died, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Born in Bennettsville, SC, she was a daughter of Irene and the late Henry Rufus Chavis. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant. She enjoyed crocheting and reading books.

     Surviving is her husband Perry Marshall England, III, of Wallace, SC, her mother listed above, a daughter, (Sami Alsamet) Smith of Wallace, SC, a brother, Charles (Paula) Chavis of Interlachen, FL, grandchildren, Cortney Smith, David “D.J.” Smith, Alexus Spencer, great grandchildren, Dakota Sanchez, Bryson Griggs and Abraham Griggs. She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a brother, Henry Chavis and a sister, Patsy Thomas.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 28, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in the Chavis Family Cemetery, Bennettsville, SC.

     Memorials to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, SC 29520 Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, May 6, 2017.

 

Woodrow Howard Harpe

CHERAW – Woodrow Howard Harpe, 82, died Saturday, April 29, 2017. Born in Chesterfield, SC he was a son of the late William Theodore and Dorothy (Theo) Polson Harpe. He was a retired Jet Dyer with Delta Finishing. He was a member of Cheraw Church of God.

     Surviving is his son, Shane Harpe of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Donald Harpe of Cheraw, SC, W.T. Harpe of Bennettsville, SC, sisters, Shirley Brock of Cheraw, SC, Elise Rainey of Fayetteville, NC, Joyce Teal of Cheraw, SC and Christine Stafford of Cheraw, SC.

      The family received friends at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Cheraw Church of God. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials to: Embrace Hospice, 116 N Liberty St, Bennettsville, SC 29512 or Paws and Claws PO Box 386 Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, May 6, 2017.

 

Myrtle Tyner Johnson

HARTSVILLE – Funeral services for Myrtle Tyner Johnson, 76, were held at 3:00 pm Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. The Rev. Cliff Leonard officiated with burial in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Saturday at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Mrs. Johnson, widow of Malcolm E. Johnson, died peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Born in Darlington Co, SC, she was a daughter of the late Dock and Gladys Teal Tyner. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, and grandmother and enjoyed sewing and quilting.

     Surviving are her daughter, Deborah O’Neal of Hartsville, SC; sons, Michael (Dianne) Johnson of Patrick, SC, Orin Johnson of Patrick, SC; sisters, Doris Teal, Minnie Louise Dixon, Betty Jean Turner, and Lena Chisholm all of Patrick, SC; brothers, Donald Ray Tyner and Jimmy Lee Tyner both of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Clay O’Neal, Amanda Johnson, Jamie Johnson, Corey Johnson, Chris Johnson, and Kacey Johnson; 9 great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her sister, Mattie Lee Wallace; brothers, Howard Teal, James Cecil “P-Jack” Tyner, William Henry “Snap” Tyner, James Edward “Boo Jack” Tyner, and Raymond Junior “Cootsie” Tyner.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, May 6, 2017.

 

Richard Jones Johnson

MCFARLAN, N.C. – Mr. Richard Jones Johnson, 69, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at McLeod Health in Cheraw, SC. There was a gathering of family and friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro. Richard was born August 26, 1947 in Anson County, NC a son of Flora Nelle McRae Johnson and the late Thomas Calvin Johnson. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam War.

     Surviving are his sons, Kevin Scott Johnson of Jersey City, NJ, and Julius Dane Johnson of Laurinburg; his girlfriend, Sue Hill of McFarlan; his mother, Flora Nelle Johnson of McFarlan; his sister and brothers, Gail Whittington and Jeff (Shannon) Johnson both of McFarlan and Joe (Rona) Johnson and Perry (Sharon) Johnson both of Cheraw, SC and his sister-in-law, Phyllis Johnson of Cheraw, SC. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Johnson.

     In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials being made to the charity of the donor’s choice. The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, May 6, 2017.

 

Lydia Epps Roscoe

CHESTERFIELD – Miss Lydia Epps Roscoe, age 22, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Friday, April 28, 2017 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. John Jacobs and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, April 27,2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Miss Roscoe was born September 14, 1994, in Bennettsville, SC a daughter of Billy E. Roscoe, Jr. and Alison Davis Roscoe. She was a 2013 graduate of Cheraw High School and was currently attending Northeastern Technical College. Lydia was employed at FATZ Café as a waitress. It was there she met so many friends and was truly a friend to all. She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. A young lady who had a strong faith, Lydia loved music, spending time with her friends, and her favorite pastime was spending time with her son, Tripp.

     Miss Roscoe was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Tony Davis; and paternal grandfather, Billy E. Roscoe, Sr.

     Survivors include her fiancé, Baron Adams of the home; son, Tripp Hendrix Adams also of the home; mother, Alison D. Roscoe of Chesterfield, SC; father, Billy E. (Terri Johnson) Roscoe, Jr.; 1 sister, Kala Faith Roscoe; 2 nephews, Bryson and Beckham; niece, Braylen; maternal grandmother, Pam Davis; paternal grandmother, Frances Roscoe; paternal aunt, Connie (Phillip) Lewis; paternal uncle, Michael Roscoe; maternal uncle, Darrell Davis all of Cheraw, SC; grandparents of the heart, Suellyn McLain of Patrick, SC and Bonnie Adams of Chesterfield, SC; sister of the heart, Acie Hargrove of Wallace, SC. The family requests that memorials be made in memory of Lydia to the National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina, 508 Hampton Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Roscoe Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, May 6, 2017.

 

Mitchell Wayne ‘Pop’ Sullivan

JEFFERSON - Mr. Mitchell Wayne “Pop” Sullivan, 72, of Jefferson, South Carolina passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at Hospice of Union County in Monroe, N.C. Mitchell was born in Chesterfield County to the late Lonnie and Cleo Sullivan. Mitchell attended Jefferson High School and business school in Charlotte. Mitchell worked with Kendall in Bethune, SC for many years as a data processor. He was a member of Fork Creek United Methodist Church. Upon retirement, he became a fulltime baby sitter to all of his Grandchildren, the job he loved the most. Mitchell was a passionate Clemson Tiger fan, an avid Shark Tank watcher and also enjoyed grocery shopping, doing laundry and yard work.  Mitchell is survived by his son, Mitch Sullivan of the home, son Monte and daughter-in-law Lynn Sullivan of Jefferson, SC and daughter Susan and son-in-law Larry Melton of Jefferson, SC.

     He is also survived by his loving Grandchildren Stoan Christian Sullivan, Slade Sullivan Melton, Hart Alexander Melton, Trace Eliot Melton and Ryn Elizabeth Melton. Mitchell is also survived by one sister, Peggy and brother-in-law J.C. York of Charlotte, NC and many special nieces, nephews and cousins. Honorary Grandchildren are Zane, Beau, Victoria, Hillary, Chase and Grant Rollins.

     Mitchell was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Jane, whom he loved dearly.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC 28110.

     Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 4 PM with Pastor Carl Ritter officiating.

     Family members received friends at the home and following the Graveside Service at Jefferson Town Cemetery. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, SouthCarolina is assisting the Sullivan Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, May 6, 2017.

 

John Chappell Beard

BISHOPVILLE - Graveside services for John Chappell Beard, 91, who died peacefully on Friday, May 5, 2017, were held at 11 o’clock on Monday, May 8, 2017, in Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Larry Watson officiated, and the family received friends following the service. Memorials may be made to the Bishopville Rescue Squad, c/o Lee County EMS, P.O. Box 927, Bishopville, SC 2901. Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home is serving the family.

     Mr. Beard was born in Hartsville, SC, a son of the late Frank Powell Beard and Ruby Chappell Beard. John as employed with the United States Postal Service and retired after 42 years of service. He appreciated serving the public and served with energy, honor, and pride. He enjoyed making friends and talking to people there. He would often do favors for people and make their mail available on Sundays. Mr. Beard enjoyed watching Gamecock football and Atlanta Braves baseball. His favorite past time was spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. John

was a lifetime member of the Bishopville Masonic Lodge #104.

     He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Robert Spencer Beard of Bishopville, SC; son, John Chappell (Cindy) Beard Jr. of Chesterfield, SC; daughters, Helen Summer of Columbia, SC, Robin (Bennie) Phillips of Ruffin, SC, Margaret Railey of Munchie, IN; grandchildren, Joseph Railey, Chappell Railey, and Preston Beard.        

     He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Powell Beard Jr.. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

 

Randy Wilson English

GRIFFIN, Ga. – Randy Wilson English, 58, died Monday, May 1, 2017. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of Betty English and the late Zeb W. English. He was a graduate of Wallace High School and an All-American high school football player. Mr. English was an avid college football fan. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

     Surviving is his wife, Doris English of Griffin, GA, sons, Brittany (Mandy) English of Bennettsville, SC, and Terry (Heather) Duffee of Tyrone, GA, his mother, Betty English of Wallace, SC, brothers, Andy (Hope) English of Cheraw, SC, Frankie English of Wallace, SC, a sister, Elaine (Tony) Creech of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Chloe English, Canon English, Rusty (Noel) Duffee, and a great-grandchild, James Duffee.

     He was preceded in death by his father listed above, also, a sister, Gaynell Coates and a nephew, Jeffrey Polson. A graveside service was held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

 

Bertha Lee Henderson

CHESTERFIELD – Bertha Lee Henderson, 82, died on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Funeral services were held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12:30 PM from the Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. She was born to the late Lloyd and Sue Ratliff Timmons on December 6, 1934 in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: two daughters, Showna Sutton (Earl Sutton), Alexandria, VA and Ollie Edwards (Charles), Springfield, VA; a son, Maxion “Sonny” Henderson (Shelia Drummond), Alexandria, VA; two brothers, Lloyd “Bodie” Timmons and Frank Timmons, Alexandria, VA; three sisters, Alvenia Timmons, Ollie “Vee” Dunston and Mae Timmons, Alexandria, VA; two granddaughters she raised, Shawnae Hick- man, and Chalor London, Chesterfield, SC; two granddaughters, Demi Green and Shawnickle Timmons, Alexandria, VA; three great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

 

Queen Ingram

PAGELAND - Queen Ingram, 86, died on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 2PM from the Flint Ridge Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born to the late Henry Norman and Mary Butler Threatt on February 3, 1931 at Fort Motte, South Carolina. Survivors: children, Warren (Sharon) Ingram, Pineville, NC and Kimberly (Jerome) Brazzell, Matthews, NC; five grandchildren, Patrick, Emma, Jerome “JP”, Jasmine and Sydney; four sisters, Doreatha Jordan, Pageland, SC, Beulah (Moses) Louallen, Jefferson, SC, Pansy Evans, Pageland, SC and Ruth (James) Jordan, Columbia, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

 

John Ellison Moore III

CHERAW - John Ellison Moore, III of Cheraw, SC, died while on an extended trip to Thailand on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Morven Cemetery, Morven, NC, with the Reverend Alan Arnold officiating. Mr. Moore was born in Charlotte, NC, on May 9, 1939, to the late John Ellison Moore of Morven, NC and Jean Hardin Marion Moore of Chester, SC. His maternal grandfather was Judge John Hardin Marion of the South Carolina Supreme Court who lived in Chester, SC, where he raised his six children. A young Johnny Moore moved with his family to Rock Hill, SC in 1948, where he attended Winthrop Training School and graduated in 1957. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, cum laude, in 1961. Immediately following graduation from UNC, he served in the US Army for two years directing training films at the Army Pictorial Center in New York City. Later, Mr. Moore served in the Navy and worked his way up to the rank of Commander. He also obta ined an MBA at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Mr. Moore was a well-distinguished advertising businessman. He enjoyed a long

career as a communications and marketing specialist, working for large agencies in Philadelphia, Chicago,Knoxville, and Atlanta. While working in Philadelphia he was honored as the 1965 Jaycees “Man of the Year.” He was most proud of the campaigns he created or supervised for Zenith TV (“The quality goes in before the name goes on.”), Magnavox, Chrysler, Scott Paper, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, and Mello-Yello. His most famous campaign was realized through AT&T with the slogan, (“Reach out and touch someone.”). He retired in 1994 after a successful 30-year career. After retirement, Mr. Moore continued to serve others through his volunteerism with the Peace Corps. His assignment was Katowice, Poland, where he taught Business English at the University of Silesia. After the obligatory two-year commitment, he was hired as a civilian faculty professor at the same university and remained there until 2008. Through the World Teach Organization, Mr. Moore worked to educate people in countries around the world including China, Spain, and Colombia, South America. He most enjoyed teaching college students how to become successful businessmen and businesswomen. He traveled extensively and enjoyed the friends he made along the way, especially in the countries of Poland, Tunisia, Colombia and Thailand.

     Mr. Moore is survived by his beloved sister, Marion Moore Anderson of Cheraw, SC, his nephews Glenn Anderson, III (wife, Anna), Conner and Peyton, Douglas Anderson (wife, Mary), John and Harvey, Liston Anderson and many first cousins.

    He was predeceased by his younger brother, William Lee Davidson (Billy) Moore, a brother-in-law William Glenn Anderson, Jr., and his parents listed above. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Kiser Funeral Home Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

 

Oscar O’Neal

SOCIETY HILL – Oscar O’Neal, 68, memorial service was held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 3PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Cheraw, SC. He was born to the late Clarence and Alma McKay O’Neal on August 28, 1948 in Darlington County, SC. Survivors: a son, James Oscar O’Neal (Cassandra), Seattle, WA; a brother, Julius O’Neal (Joyce), Society Hill, SC; two sisters, Shirley Kelly, Society Hill, SC and Juanita Madison, Cheraw, SC; two grandchildren, Jordan O’Neal and Madison O’Neal, both of Seattle, WA. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

 

Ginger Rogers Powe

CHERAW – Heaven gained an angel on Monday, April 17, 2017 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina by the name of Ginger Rogers Powe, known to many as “Nat” or “Big Mama.” Ginger was born on June 29, 1934 to Lila and Frank Rogers in Cheraw, SC. She attended school at Coulter Academy. Ginger was a loving and kind person who never met a stranger. She was known for her great Sunday dinners, and anyone who came by was welcomed to dine at her table.  Ginger was a hat lover who was always seen wearing her stylish hats on Sunday mornings. Ginger accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful and dedicated member of Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church for many years. She later joined Charity Community Church where she was President of the Deaconess Board until her health failed and President Emeritus until her death. She was the Mother of the church at Charity Community Church of Christ. On September 9, 1951, she married the love of her life, James Arthur Powe. To this union seven children were born. Ginger began her working career at Thomas Antiques when her twins started kindergarten. She remained there until her retirement and beyond. This job developed her love of antiques and beautiful things. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Lila Williams and Alice Flowers; and four brothers: Frank, Ellis, Julius and Thomas Rogers. Left to cherish precious memories: husband of 65 years: James Arthur; seven children: V. Ann Powe, L. Jeanette Powe, James “Bro” Powe (Mary K.), Calvin Powe (Mary A.), Walter “Terry” Powe (Susan), Stephanie Lock (James), and Stephen Powe (LaGena), Boiling Springs, SC; a special granddaughter she raised as her own: Camillia Powe, Cheraw, SC; two sisters: Mrs. Frances Johnson, Norfolk, VA and Mrs. Geneva Wingfield (Eddie), Washington, DC; four sisters-in-law: Mrs. Arziner Hillian (Parnell), Bowie, MD, Mrs. Ruby Cash, Baltimore, MD, Ms. Annie R. Powe and Mrs. Mary P. Jackson, Cheraw, SC; one brother-in-law: Mr. Deford Powe, Cheraw, SC; eight grandchildren: Adrian Huntley, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Latoya McQueen, Cheraw, SC, Jamie Brown, Goose Creek, SC, Keisha Cole, Cheraw, SC, Franklin Powe, Columbia, SC, Trae Lock, Cheraw, SC, and Stephen and Denton Powe, Boiling Springs, SC; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one adopted son: Orrin Thomas (Sharon), Cheraw, SC, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

 

Joseph L. Baumgardner

CHERAW - Joseph L. Baumgardner, 70, died Friday, May 12, 2017. Born in Gastonia, NC, he was a son of the late Benjamin Thomas and Gertie Elmina Hamm Huffstatler Baumgardner. He was retired from INA Bearing.

     Surviving is his wife, Judy Payne Baumgardner of Cheraw, SC, a son, Joey (Augusta) Baumgardner of Bennettsville, SC, daughters, Doris (Mark) Morton of Cheraw, SC, Jeana (Bobby) Gann of Grover, NC, Tammy (John) Hutchins of Wilkesboro, NC, Elaine Baumgardner of Wilkesboro, NC, a brother, Gene (Becky) Baumgardner of Gastonia, NC, sisters, Bentha (David) Crooke of Winston-Salem, NC, Susan Huntsinger of Mooresville, NC, 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and several brothers and sisters. The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday, May 15, 2017 at Cheraw Church of God.

     A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Monday, May 15, 2017 at Cheraw Church of God. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

 

Barbara Rayfield Crawley

HARTSVILLE – Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Rayfield Crawley, 82, were held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Greg Boyd officiated with burial in Ruby Cemetery. The family received friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday in the church parlor. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is serving the family.

      Mrs. Crawley, widow of Gerald Gilliam Crawley, Sr., died peacefully on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Born in Chesterfield County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Blease and Essie Lee Cason Rayfield. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She retired from Sonoco Products Company after 31 years of service and was a member of the Sonoco Old Timers Club.

     Surviving are her son, John Douglas (April) Crawley of Hartsville, SC; grandsons, Patrick Cole Crawley, Duncan Woodham Crawley, Cameron Douglas Crawley, Braden Gilliam Crawley. She was preceded in death by her sons, Gerald Gilliam “Jerry” Crawley, II and David Cole Crawley; brother, David Cason Rayfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

 

Bobby Ray Miller

JEFFERSON - Rev. Bobby Ray Miller, 61, died on Monday, May 8, 2017. Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 2PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Sandy Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. He was born on May 18, 1955 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Clayton and Allean Rodgers Miller.

     Survivors: his wife, Rev. Betty A. Miller, Jefferson, SC; a son, Bobby Miller, Jr., Florence, SC; two daughters, Shaknika Miller-Edwards (Donta), Charlotte, NC, Min. Tomika L. Miller, Charlotte NC; and a brother, Clayton Miller (Annie Grace), McBee, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

 

Richard Samuel ‘Dick’ Moody

CHERAW – Richard Samuel “Dick” Moody, 83, died Friday, March 31, 2017. Born in Canton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Wilbur and Opal Moody. Mr. Moody was a member of the Church of God of Minerva, OH. He was a member of Teamsters Trucker Division. Mr. Moody was an easy going and laid back, but hardworking man and entrepreneur. He was the owner of both Major Appliance Transport (MAT) and Moody Enterprises. He loved drag racing and was a Ford enthusiast, especially Ford Mustangs. He could often be found out riding his motorcycle. A favorite pastime he enjoyed was to go riding and visiting restaurants, although his favorite was El Sherif’s of Cheraw.

     Surviving is his wife of 32 years, Ronda Hamby Moody of Cheraw, SC, sons, Richard “Rick” Moody (Marybelle) of Myrtle Beach, SC, Gregory Cantler (Kathy) of Bennettsville, SC, Chris Cantler of Lakeland, FL, Timothy Cantler of Lakeland, FL, and Daryl Cantler (Lisa) of Lakeland, FL, daughters, Beth Ann Moody Bush (Brad) of Myrtle Beach, SC and Susan Heist (Richard) of Cookeville, TN, 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grand children.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a son, Mark Moody, a daughter, Kimberly Smith, and sisters, Barbara Church and Jane Witherspoon. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

 

Rudy Frank Quick

WALLACE - Rudy Frank Quick, 61, died Thursday, May 11, 2017. Born in Marlboro County, SC, he was a son of the late Harrison Matthe wand Gladys Mae Mannis Quick. He was a carpenter.

     Surviving is his brother, John W. “Doug” Quick, sisters, Kaye Quick Stubbs and Faye Quick all of Wallace, SC, three children and one great grandchild.

     The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday, May 15, 2017 at Lighthouse Ministries.

     A memorial service was held 4:00 PM, Monday, May 15, 2017 at Lighthouse Ministries. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

 

Bonnie J. Rose

WALLACE - Bonnie J. Rose, 76, died Sunday, May 07, 2017. Born in Toms River,

NJ she was a daughter of the late John and Josphine Grant Hudler. She was a retired medical clerk.

     Surviving is her husband, Marvin A. Rose of Wallace, SC, a son, Scott A. Tarte of Fayetteville, NC, daughters, Debbie Brower of Toms River, NJ, Christine Wilson, of, AZ, a brother, John Hudler of Toms River, NJ, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

     A memorial service will be held at a later date. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

 

William P. ‘Bill’ Sherman

PAGELAND - William P. “Bill” Sherman, 89, memorial service was held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 1PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. He was born on April 7, 1928 in Bennington, VT to the late Margaret Grout Sherman and William Terry Herrick. Survivors: three children, Ferdinand Wise, III, Sicklerville, NJ, Norma Weaver, Crossville, TN and Beatrice Nitolo, Shenandoah, PA; five grandchildren, Domenick Rago, Randal Galan, Michael Wise, Matthew Wise, Alexandria Miller-Galan; four great grandchildren, Demitrius Rago, Anabelle Galan, Nicholas Dial, and Brooklyn Galan; and a brother, Roger Sherman, Apopka, FL.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

 

Henry Sims Graves

PAGELAND – Mr. Henry Sims Graves, 80, of Pageland, South Carolina, went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 15, 2017, while surrounded by his loving family. Henry was born on September 23, 1936, in Chesterfield County to the late Samuel Major Graves and Thelma Sims Graves. Henry grew up in the Pageland Community where he later met and married, Mrs. Ruth Estridge Graves. He was the owner and operator of Graves Plumbing and Septic which

he helped many families in Pageland and the surrounding areas. Henry was an avid hunter and fisherman. He served as a Sergeant in the National Guard as well as being a member of High Point Baptist Church as well as being a former Deacon of White Plains Baptist Church and a member of Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge #58. In addition to his parents, Henry is preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara C. Graves, brother, Samuel Major Graves Jr., sisters Ruth Towery and Mettie Graves.

     Those left to celebrate and remember his life include his loving wife, Ruth Estridge Graves of Pageland, South Carolina, sons, Mike Graves (Rhonda) of Pageland, South Carolina and Jeff Graves (Heidi) of Camden, South Carolina, daughter, Cathy Bradford of Pageland, South Carolina, grandchildren, David Graves, Ryan Graves, Bennett Graves, Anna Katherine Graves, Mary Claire Graves, Crystal Nicholson (Ryan) and Michael Bradford, great-grandchildren, Hannah Nicholson, Natalyn Nicholson, Patrick Nicholson and Rhett Nicholson.

     A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at High Point Baptist Church with Pastor Rodney Nicholson officiating. Burial followed at White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

     The family received friends prior to the service from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at High Point Baptist Church Family Life Center, 16 High Point Church Road, Pageland, South Carolina 29728.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to High Point Baptist Church, 16 High Point Church Road, Pageland, South Carolina 2 9 7 2 8 .

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Graves Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

 

Kenneth Newton Johnson

WALLACE – Kenneth Newton Johnson, 73, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Born in H a r t s v i l l e , SC, he was a son of the late Leo Johnson and Hattie F r e e m a n

Short. He was a retired supervisor from Marley Electric Heating of Bennettsville, SC. He attended the Hartsville Church of God. He loved hunting, working with leather, guns and knives. He dearly loved his family and spent as much time with them as possible.

     Surviving is his wife Mary Johnson of 30 years, sons, Kenneth Johnson Jr. of Wallace, SC, David Carlton Johnson of Wallace, SC, a daughter, Linda Carol Thomas, brothers, James A. Johnson of Sumter, SC, Albert Johnson (Kathy) of Burlington, NC, sisters, Catherine Williams of Sumter, SC, and Jean Kimrey (Donald) of Hampton, VA, two grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

     The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

 

Jonas Goodman ‘Mr. Pete’ Owens

CHERAW - Jonas Goodman “Mr. Pete” Owens, 95, (formally of Cordele, GA) died Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born in Edgecombe County, NC, he was the son of the late Jonas Goodman and Martha N o r v i l l e Owens and the widower of Mary Elaine Wells Owens. He was retired from Moore Brothers (Depa r t m e n t Stores) with over 55 years of service. He had served as the Chairman of the Board for Chesterfield General Hospital, also as Chairman of Northeastern Technical College (Chesterfield-Marlboro Tec). He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC where he served as Church Treasurer and as Chairman of the Administrative Board. Mr. Pete was a member of the SC Retail Merchants Association and the Malloy Foundation Board. He volunteered as a reading tutor at Cheraw Primary School. He enjoyed fishing, golf and spending time with his family.

     Surviving is his son, David (Julia) Owens of Eatonton, GA, a daughter, Susan O. (Alex) Stripling of Cordele, GA, grandchildren, Kelly K. (Eric) Dusa of Cheraw, SC, Jeff (Emily) Keeney of Columbia, SC, Jay Owens of Seattle, WA, great grandchildren, Hollis Dusa and Mary Charlotte Dusa both of Cheraw, SC and Hayden Keeney of Columbia, SC.

     The family received friends 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in the Parlor of First United Methodist, Cheraw, SC.

     A memorial service was held 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 20, 2017, at First United Methodist, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Northeastern Technical College, 1201 Chesterfield Hwy., Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

 

Michael Otis Pierce

CHERAW – Michael Otis Pierce, 63, died Saturday, May 6, 2017. Born in Yokohama, Japan, he was a son of Margaret Curry Pierce of Cheraw, SC, and the late Marion Eugene Pierce. He was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. Michael played football at Cheraw High School and was a graduate of Cheraw High Class of 1974. Mike loved his family and had been a devoted caregiver to his mother since 2005. Halloween was his favorite time of the year because he knew his sister B r e n d a would load him down with Reese’s bars and Mr. Goodbars. In fact, Mike loved anything sweet, especially his mother’s chocolate layer cakes. Always up to date on current events, Mike enjoyed watching the news and sports of all kinds. He was a loyal Cheraw Braves fan. Boxing was his favorite sport. When he and his brothers were young, their father taught all of them how to box in the field beside their house. In addition, Mike had a special love and compassion for animals. His loving care allowed Dixie and Little Bit, his two dogs, to live long, happy lives. He leaves behind his beloved Red Ring Necked Parrot, Yelton.

     Surviving is his mother listed above, a daughter, Melissa Jones Dover of Pickens, SC, brothers, Donald E. Pierce of Waynesboro, PA, Randy O. Pierce of Cheraw, SC, Chris O. Pierce of Myrtle Beach, SC, sisters, Brenda Joyce Lampley of Myrtle Beach, SC, Pamela Ann Byrd of Myrtle Beach, one grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his father listed above, also, brothers, Kenneth W. Pierce and Larry C. Pierce. The family received friends 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

 

Jessie ‘Phyllis’ M. Shaw

WALLACE - Jessie “Phyllis” M. Shaw, 76, died Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Henry Freeman and Rosa Lee Jacobs. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. She enjoyed to read, watch TV, travel and loved spending time with family. She was an avid Elvis Presley fan.

     Surviving is her husband of 64 years, H e n r y “ B u s t e r ” Shaw of Wallace, SC, sons, James “ J i m m y ” Shaw of Wallace, SC, Jerry (Twila) Lee Shaw of Wallace, SC, Tommy (Cathy) Shaw of Rockingham, NC, Randy (Tracy) Shaw of Rockingham, NC, a daughter, Sarah (Mike) Carter of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Linda Taylor of Bennettsville, SC, Myrtle Kifer of Bennettsville, SC, 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, also brothers, Ray Jacobs, John Jacobs, sisters, Mildred Hall and Jo Ann Turnage Wetzel.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC

     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: The American Cancer Society, c\o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

 

Paul Edward Walters

PAGELAND – Mr. Paul Edward Walters, 66, of Pageland, South Carolina went to be with his Lord on Friday, May 19, 2017, while in Pineville, NC, surrounded by his loving family.

     Mr. Paul Edward Walters was born on December 11, 1950, in Darlington County, SC, to the late Leavie James Walters and Willene Blackwell Walters. He later met and united in marriage to Glenda Walters. He loved to work in his greenhouse. Paul was an avid fisherman, hunter and Carolina Panthers Fan. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church where he was a past deacon. He was the President of the A & W Hunting Club in the Angelus area.

     He is preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas W. Walters and Roger Walters. Those left to celebrate and remember his life include his loving wife, Glenda Walters, sons, Chad Walters of Pageland, SC, Robbie Gainey of Hartsville, and Howard Gainey of Darlington, SC, Daughter, Angela Gainey of Pageland, SC, brothers, Willard Walters of Forest City, NC and Melvin Walters of Bennettsville, SC, sisters, Alice Catoe of Hartsville, SC, P a t r i c i a Carter of Hartsville, SC and Phyllis Johnson of Ha r t s v i l l e , SC, Grandch i l d r e n , Gavin Walters, Noah Blalock, Skylar Walters, Gabriel Walters, Brandon Gainey, Chelsea Gainey, Brittany Gainey, Lisa Gainey, Jennifer Gainey, Star Gainey, Makayla Gainey, Kyle Consiglio, Aiden Gainey, Heather Elliott, Christy Elliott and Dylan Elliott and numerous great grandchildren.

     A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Pastor Ronnie Collins and Dr. Joel Dale officiating. The family received friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. On Monday, May 22, 2017 at Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, 708 West Mc-Gregor Street, Pageland, South Carolina 29728.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of One’s Choice. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Walters Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

 

Joseph Carroll Brewer

PAGELAND - Joseph Carroll Brewer, 51, died on Monday, May 22, 2017. Funeral services were held on Friday, May 26, 2017, at 2PM from the Wesley Chapel U n i ted M e t h o d i s t Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. He was born December 29, 1965 in Monroe, NC to late Arthur V. Brewer, Sr. and Dorothy Saxon Brewer. Survivors: a sister, Arthelia Brewer, Bloomfield Hills, MI; a brother, Arthur V. Brewer, Jr. (Iris), Plainfield, NJ; a niece, Kristen Brewer, Plainfield, NJ; two aunts, Bernice Gill, Allendale, SC and Margaret Keller (Ravenell), Silver Spring, MD and an uncle, Moses Saxon (Jean), Westbury, NY

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

 

Emma Frances Gaines Creech

CHERAW - Emma Frances Gaines Creech, 76, died on Friday, May 26, 2017. Born in Marlboro County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Gaines and Lula Mae Quick. Mrs. Creech enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and spending time with her family. She enjoyed crafts and puzzles.

     Surviving are her sons, John (Jaqueline) K. Creech, III of Cheraw, SC and Douglas (Tracy) K. Creech of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Justin L. Creech, John Creech, IV, Brandon Jacobs, Shasity Quick, Lillian Creech, Alissa Creech, Carmen Creech, Carlos Creech, and great-grandchildren, Ava Jacobs, Freya Jacobs, Shyanne Cole, Cheston Quick, John Creech, V, and Jace Creech.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a brother, Charlie Gaines, Jr., and sisters, Aline D. Turner, and Juanita Hicks. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

 

David H. Gardner

PAGELAND - Mr. David H. Gardner, age 60, entered into rest on Sunday, May 21, 2017. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Gardner. The family received friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service at the funeral h o m e .

     Mr. Gardner was born January 21, 1957 in Charlotte, NC a son of Bobby Harris and Ella Gardner. He was a former employee of Pageland Screen Printers and a member of Providence Baptist Church. David was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed playing golf and reading. His favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren.

     Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Lisa Gardner of the home; 1 son, Nathan Harris (Leigh Ann) Gardner of Pageland, SC; 2 grandchildren, Nataleigh Alexis Ross and Alley Makenzie Gardner; parents, Bobby and Ella Gardner of Pageland, SC; sister-in-law, Kimberly (Craig) Plyler of Waxhaw, NC.

     The family requests that memorials be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Rd., Pageland, SC 29728 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Gardner family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

 

Miriam Waller Gulledge

CHERAW – Miriam Waller Gulledge, 56, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, she was a daughter of Lula Mae Wilson and the late C h a r l e s Waller. She enjoyed playing computer games. She loved her family and enjoyed spending as much time with them as she could.

     Surviving are her son, Gary P. Fitzgerald, Jr., of Venice, Louisiana, daughters, Jennifer (Chad) Fontenot, of Scott, Louisiana, and Brandy Lynn McKnight, of Mobile, Alabama, her mother, Lula Mae Wilson of Abbeville, Louisiana, a brother, Charles Waller, of Abbeville, Louisiana, sisters, Patricia A. Waller, of Oakdale, Louisiana, and Teresa Falgoute, of Abbeville, Louisiana, halfsisters, Diane Waller, of Mississippi, and Karen Forman, of Junction City, Kansas, and 4 grandchildren. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

 

Jakia McKay

MT. CROGHAN – Jakia McKay, 33, died on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Funeral service was held on Saturday,May 27, 2017 at 2PM from the Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born on October 18, 1983 in Oxford, NC to Shelby McKay and the late Ronnie Davis. Survivors: a son, Devin McKay, Mt. Croghan, SC; her mother, Shelby Wright, Mt. Croghan, SC; two sisters, Demoria Davis, Atlanta, GA and Jennifer Evans (Derrelle), Rockingham, NC; a stepfather, Jon Derrick Wright, Raleigh, NC; and a step grandmother, Brenda McCaskill (Lee), Pageland, SC.       Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

 

Jack E. Outen

PAGELAND - Mr. Jack E. Outen, age 88, entered into rest on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Providence Baptist Church by Dr. Roger Wall with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC.

     Mr. Outen was born July19, 1928 in Pageland, SC a son of the late Walter B. and Wrine Anderson Outen. He was a former police officer with the Town of Pageland and retired from Chesterfield County Maintenance Shop as a mechanic. A lifelong member of Providence Baptist Church, Jack was an outgoing southern gentleman who never met a stranger. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on cars, especially his Volkswagens.

     In addition to his parents, Jack was also preceded in death by sisters, Nelle Outen Pigg, Ethel Outen Jordan, and Violet Outen Sullivan; brothers, Brutus Outen and Bill Outen.

     Survivors include his beloved wife of 59 years, Sara Rayfield “Vickie” Outen of Pageland, SC; 2 daughters, Jackie (Chuck) Hartman of Jefferson, SC and Nancy (Kevin) Plyler of Monroe, NC; 3 grandchildren, Robert “Battle” Hartman, and Whitney Hartman both of Columbia, SC, and Ashton Plyler of Monroe, NC; siblings, Curtis Outen of Charlotte, NC, Betty O. Taylor of Pageland, SC, and Joel (Ruby) Outen of Charlotte, NC; sisters-in-law, Jean Outen of Matthews, NC, and Maynell Outen of Mint Hill, NC; numerous nieces and nephews; and brothers of the heart, Ronald Jordan of Summerville, SC, and Wayne Whitaker of Denver, NC.

     The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Springhill Assisted Living of Pageland, SC, staff of PruittHealth – Union Pointe, and the staff of Hospice of Union County for the love and care shown to Mr. Outen.

     Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Outen to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Rd., Pageland, SC 29728 or to the Jason Hicks Memorial Scholarship Fund, 19573 Angelus Road, Jefferson, SC 29718.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C  is serving the Outen Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

 

Kenward Anthony Roscoe

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kenward Anthony Roscoe, 38, died Monday, May 22, 2017. Born in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of William Kenneth and Patricia Lynn Quick Roscoe of Charlotte, N.C. He was a Dallas Cowboy Fan. He enjoyed playing soccer and video games. He liked motor-cross and was an avid learner. He read his Bible.

     Surviving is his mother and father listed above, a sister, Katina Lynn Roscoe (fiancé Eric) of West Palm Beach, FL, maternal grandmother, Nellie Mae Quick of Cheraw, SC, girlfriend, Crystal Hanna and her daughter, Kindall Henry both of Charlotte, NC, also several Uncles and Aunts. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Reese and Bernice Roscoe and his maternal grandfather Travis Quick, Sr.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Friday, May 26, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Friday, May 26, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

 

Glynn Burch Sikes

CHESTERFIELD – Glynn Burch Sikes, 75, died Friday, May 26, 2017. Born in Kannapolis, NC, he was the son of the late Tracey and Analiza Burch Sikes. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Chesterfield, SC. Mr. Sikes enjoyed driving his tractor, NASCAR racing, gardening and fishing. He loved spending time at the beach and with his grandchildren.

     Surviving is his wife, Billie Lisenby Sikes, daughters, T a m m y ( H a r o l d ) Sikes Cooke, Glenda Sikes F r e e m a n, C a r o l i n e Sikes Tyler all

of Chesterfield, SC, a brother, Bill Sikes of Mt. Croghan, SC, a sister, Sylvia Sikes Cato of Pageland, SC, grandchildren, Grant (Kristin) Cooke, Nicholas (Toni) Cooke, Chase Freeman, Lanie Freeman, Jonathan Freeman, Trace Tyler, and a great grandchild, Mariah Cooke.

     The family received friends 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, May 27, 2017 at their home, 115 King Drive, Chesterfield, SC.

     A celebration of life service was held at Hopewell Baptist Church in Chesterfield, SC on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

     Memorials can be made to the Hopewell Baptist Church Brotherhood Ministries, 15084 Hwy 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

  

William Bennett Byrd

WALLACE - William Bennett Byrd, 72, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Born in Lumberton, NC, he was a son of the late W i l l i a m Burgess and P a u l i n e Barnes Byrd. He was a Disabled Veteran of the US Army and served two tours in Vietnam. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and gardening.

     Surviving is his wife of 53 years, Patricia Ann Craven B y r d of Wallace, SC, daughters, Connie Byrd Cooper of Chesterfield, SC, Holly Byrd Copeland of Cheraw, SC. grandchildren, Sarah Cooper Kennedy, Timmy Ray “T.J.” Knight, Alex Hunter Knight, Reese Segars, Drew Copeland, great grandchildren, Gavin Cooper Kennedy and Lillie Ray Kennedy, also a brother, James “Buddy” Oliver Byrd of Asheboro, NC.   The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was military honors was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

 

Retha Demby Jacobs

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Retha Demby Jacobs, age 77, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Friday, June 2, 2017, from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:30 to 4:00 PM Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Jacobs was born September 18, 1939 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Webster L. and Bertha Brown Demby. She was a faithful member of White Oak Presbyterian Church and the former owner and operator of Retha’s Beauty Shop.                                    Mrs. Jacobs was a true people person who never met a stranger. Her love of people was exemplified through her volunteer work with Hospice of Chesterfield County. Retha loved helping Hospice patients as she would provide haircuts in the home and she enjoyed meeting new friends at the Sunshine Shoppe. She will be remembered for her love of God, her family, and shopping.

     In addition to her parents, Retha was also preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Jacobs; daughter, Sonya Ann Jacobs; and brother, Olin Demby.

     Survivors include her 2 daughters, Teresa Teal of Pageland, SC and Tonya Jacobs of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Michael (Tori) Teal, and Mandy (Randall) Mullis both of Pageland, SC; 2 great grandchildren, Aubrey Eubanks and Macy Mullis; brother, Freddie Demby of Chesterfield, SC; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Demby of Chesterfield, SC

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to White Oak Presbyterian Church, c/o Linda Morton,

6947 Angelus Road, Ruby, SC 29741

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jacobs Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

 

Ralph E. Rollins

JEFFERSON - Mr. Ralph E. Rollins, age 73, entered into rest on Monday, May 29, 2017 at his home. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church by Rev. Doug Taylor and Maxie Rollins with burial following in the church c e m e t e r y. The family g r e e t e d friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the church.

     Mr. Rollins was born March 26, 1944 in Jefferson, SC a son of the late Max and Marguerite Sullivan Rollins. He was a retired employee of Walmart Distribution Center, a life-long carpenter, and a self-employed contractor. A member of Bethel Baptist Church, Mr. Rollins was a U.S. Army Veteran who proudly served our country in the 101st Airborne Division. A beloved husband, proud father and grandfather, Ralph will be remembered as a hard working provider who loved his family and was there to help anyone in need.

     Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Arlene Rollins of the home; son, Chad (Mandy) Rollins of Jefferson, SC; daughter, Tamra (Alton) Mahaffee of Lancaster, SC; stepsons, Jason (Emily) Williams of Pageland, SC, Adam (Laura) Williams of Lexington, SC, and Lee Williams of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Andrew Williams, Savannah Rollins, Conner Rollins, Isabella Rollins, Garrett Wilkins, Austin Mahaffee, and Avery Mahaffee.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 401 N. Fifth St. Hartsville, SC, 29550.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rollins Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

 

James C. Cummings

BENNETTSVILLE - James C. Cummings, 71, died on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 11AM from Flemming Funeral Chapel, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Florence National Cemetery, Florence, SC. He was born on July 1, 1945 in Marlboro County, SC to the late Annie M. Covington Cummings. Survivors: his wife, Patsy Cummings, Bennettsville, SC; a son, Prentiss Nick, Bowie, MD; a step daughter, Terri McCormick, Brooklyn, NY; three grandchildren and f i v e g r e a t grandchildren; a special cousin, Barbara Covington, Bennettsville, SC; an aunt, Mable H. Graham, Bennettsville, SC; and an uncle, Eddie Johnson, Bennettsville, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

 

Barbara Gainey Woodward Gaskins

CHESTERFIELD – Barbara Gainey Woodward Gaskins, 58, of Chesterfield, SC, died Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Magnolia Place-Greenville.

     Born September 1, 1958, in Cheraw, SC, she was the daughter of the late Edward E. Gainey and Letitia Ann Johnson Steen. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC.

     Surviving are her sons, Bradley R. Woodward (Kelly) of Spartanburg, SC and Christopher L. Woodward of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Dylan, Taylor, Noah, Kristina, Hadley, and Hudson Woodward; brothers, Eric Gainey of Chesterfield, SC and Brian Gainey of Currituck, NC; sister, Sandra Gainey Jones of Hartsville, SC; and her canine companion, Zoey.

     A service honoring her memory was conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307, by the Rev. Darrell Hatchell.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

 

James Leaird

PAGELAND - Mr. James Leaird, 83, of Pageland, South Carolina went to be with his Lord on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at his home. James was born in Chesterfield County, SC on March 31, 1934 to the late Jessie Leaird and Bertha Jordan Leaird. He later met and united in marriage to Donna Edwards Leaird who precedes him in death. In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by, his brothers, Thomas Leaird and Alvin Leaird, half-brothers, Cyrus and Myron Leaird, sisters, Eloise Jordan and Aileen Leaird and half-sister, Mozelle Tadlock. He was a photographer in the United States Army, Navy and Air Force. He was the owner of Jim Leaird and Associates. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Pageland.

     T h o s e left to celebrate and remember his life include his loving sons, Tim Leaird (Rebecca) of Hamlet, NC and Steve Leaird (Gwynn) of Kershaw, SC, daughter,  Annette Schlier (Woody) of Charlotte, NC and sister, Pete Brock of Pageland, SC, seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

     A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Pageland with Dr. Joel Dale officiating. Burial followed  at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland.

     The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Baumgartner Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Pageland, PO Box 126, Pageland, SC 29728.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Leaird Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

 

Ruby Tyner Whitaker

PATRICK - Mrs. Ruby Tyner Whitaker, age 77, entered into rest on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at her home. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, June 11, 2017 from the Chapel of M i l l e r - Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. R i c k y “Sweet” Jenkins and Rev. Clifton Baskins with burial following in the St. John Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 6:00 – 8:00 on Saturday, June  10, 2017 at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Whitaker was born July 18, 1939 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Lloyd Avander and Ellie Pressley Tyner. Ruby was a retired seamstress at Chesterfield Manufacturing. Mrs. Whitaker was a member of Cross Branch Baptist Church and attended Grace and Mercy Worship Center. Ruby enjoyed cooking, sewing, and spending time with her loving family.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Edna Mae Short, a son-in law, Jimmy Short, and 3 brothers, Jimmy, Floyd, and Boyd Tyner.

     Survivors include her husband of 64 years, David Hayes Whitaker of the home; son, David (Betty) Whitaker, Patrick, SC; daughter, Terrie W. (Robert) Miller, Florence, SC; sister, Elaine T. Outlaw, Patrick, SC; 5 grandchildren; Vickie (Jody) Braswell, Jeffrey Short, Amanda (Justin) Head, Brandon Whitaker, and Monica Whitaker; 2 great grandchildren, Miracle Braswell and Braylee Head; special friends, Linda Griggs and Shirlene Dixon.

     Memorials may be made to Grace and Mercy Worship Center, 78 Turnage St., Patrick, SC or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Whitaker.   Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

 

Connie Diane Boatwright

CHERAW - Connie Diane Boatwright, 61, died Sunday, June 11, 2017. Born in Marion, SC she was a daughter of the late Gary Lee and Ernestine Rebecca Todd M c Elveen . She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her husband, Tony D. Boatwright, Sr. of Cheraw, SC, sons, Tony (Hannah) Boatwright, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC, Noah Cooper of Cheraw, SC, a

 daughter, Cassie Dianne Boatwright of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Jessie Diane Boatwright, Tony Douglas Boatwright, III, Savannah Blake Boatwright, Graceson William Boatwright, brothers Gary (Shirley) McElveen of Wallace, SC, Phillip (Bobbie) McElveen of Cheraw, SC, Johnny (Mary) Johnson of Cheraw, SC, Boyd (Peggy) Johnson of Greenwood, SC, sisters, Betty Hatcher of Wallace, SC, Mary (Roger) Mabe of Jackson Springs, NC and Brenda Mesiemore of

Zephyrhills, FL.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 7:00 PM, Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to the charity of your choice.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

 

‘Jimmy’ Brigman

HAMLET, N.C. – M/SGT R.T. “Jimmy” Brigman, 88, of Woodlawn Avenue, Hamlet, went to be with his Lord, Monday, June 12, 2017 at Hospice Haven. A True example of a dedicated and d e v o t e d American; as well as a Soldier for Christ.

     He was born October 4, 1928, in Marlboro County, SC, son of Rochlee and Emma Dunn Brigman. A Veteran of US Army and a member of Calvary Baptist Church; he accomplished much in both areas of his life. He was Deacon, Head usher, Brotherhood Director, Sunday School Teacher & Bible School Teacher & Cook, just to name a few. He was Commander eight times for DAV, Chapter 59 and Buildings and Grounds Commander. For almost 30 years, he placed American flags at several local cemeteries on graves of Veterans. He became known as “Flag Man”. He earned Korea Service medal, Two Bronze Stars, Silver Star, two purple hearts and a Master Parachutist Badge. Brigman served in both WWII and the Korean War. All who knew “Jimmy” agreed he had a big heart, helping in any way he knew how; from doing errands, to cooking, to making you smile; he was loved by all who knew him. He will be missed!

     He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Virginia Brigman; siblings, Ebbie Brigman, Alex Brigman, John Thomas Brigman, Lena Mae Bedford, Jasper Brigman, Joyce Brigman, Boyd William Brigman, Mary Louise Brigman and Anna B. Grant; and grandson, CPL. Kelly S. Keith.

     Visitation was Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 6:00- 8:00 PM at Harrington Funeral Home, Hamlet. At other times the family will receive friends at home of his sister, Hazel, 103 Hamilton Ave., Hamlet. The Funeral was Friday, June 16, at 2:00 PM, at Calvary Baptist Church, with Rev. Scott Conner and Mr. David Williams officiating. Burial followed at Richmond Memorial Park, Rockingham.

     Survivors include his daughters, Gloria (Sammy) Leviner of Cheraw, SC, Kathie (Steve) Cook of Cheraw, SC and Donna (Ron) Harter of Florence, SC; sisters, Hazel Britt-Hennecy of Myrtle Beach, SC and Rosa Lee Laug of NY; grandchildren, Craig (Paula) Leviner, Phillip (Candace) Leviner, Rebecca (Chase) Cook, Dustin (Lauryn) Brasington and Jude (Ashley Grace) Harter; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Calvary Baptist Church, McDonald Ave., Hamlet, N.C. 28345. or to: AMVETS, Post 316 (Flag Project), PO Box 774, Rockingham, N.C. 28380.

     Harrington Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Brigman. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

 

Kathryn Gayle Smith Chavis

WALLACE - Mrs. Kathryn Gayle Smith Chavis, age 69, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Friday, June 16, 2017 at True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church by Rev. James Croke and Rev. Chad Watson with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC.

     Mrs. Chavis was born August 14, 1947 in Marlboro County, SC a daughter of the late Ernest Smith, Sr. and Blanche Grant Smith. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Kathryn was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed reading and playing computer games.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Chavis was also preceded in death by 1 brother, Ernest “Uncle Jr.” Smith, Jr.

     Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Frank Chavis of the home; 2 children, Jackie Chavis of Mooresville, NC, and Chris (Sarah) Chavis of Chesterfield, SC; 6 grandchildren, Karen Chavis, Alan Chavis, Kristen Chavis, Clinton Chavis, Jacob Chavis, and Liberty Chavis; brother, Charles Smith of Wallace, SC.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Chavis Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

 

Helen ‘Ms. Skip’ Waddill Comer

WEST COLUMBIA - Helen Waddill Comer wasn’t like everybody else. She was our Momma, our best friend, our brightest and most beautiful. She went Home on June 11 at the age of 91. When she left, she was in bed in the sunshine, with all of the birds singing around her.

     Born on May 9, 1926 in Cheraw, S.C., she was a miracle to her parents and went on to be one for every person whose life she touched. In November 1944 at a USO dance, Helen looked up and “a spotlight was shining” on the finest young man she’d ever seen — “Skip was all I could see.” In January, they were married. Together, they raised seven children and 13 grandchildren. Neither would claim to have gotten it all right, but if you asked Helen, she’d tell you about her “long and happy life” and her “beautiful” family. Skip and Helen also helped raise a church, a neighborhood, and the strongest of friendships— all defined by patience and love.

     Services for Helen were held at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Cayce, at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 16, led by her one of her best friends, Reverend Patricia Sexton. Entombment followed in Southland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, Helen requested that donations be made to All Saints’ Episcopal Church. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

 

Ralph E. Johns Sr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Ralph E. Johns, Sr., age 90, entered into rest on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church,

364 Calvary R o a d , Cheraw, SC by Pastor Dave Bradshaw with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

     Mr. Johns was born August 26, 1926 in Blacksburg, VA a son of the late Benjamin and Marie Johns. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. Mr. Johns was a

pilot and enjoyed flying. He was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church of Cheraw. He was also an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed following the sport with his friend, Junie Donleavy.

     In addition to his parents, Ralph was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Virginia K. Johns; sister, Charlene Sheppe; brothers, Benjamin Johns, Jr. and Skipper Johns.

     Survivors include his children, Dinah (Charles) Funderburk of Cheraw, SC, Jennifer (Trent) Lindsey of St. Paul, AK, Ralph Eugene “Rocky” Johns, Jr., and John David Johns both of Chesterfield, SC; 7 grandchildren, Marlena Slager, Leslie Wallace, Richard Myers, Julie Myers Odom, Shannon Coxe, Courtney Johns, and Casey Johns; great grandchildren, Tyler Wallace, Charlie Jackson, Adalyn Odom, Charley Slager, Lara Slager, Sophie Slager, and Trey Coxe; 2 great-great grandchildren, Scarlett Jackson and Jayda Rivers.

     Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Missions, 364 Calvary Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Johns Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

 

Christopher Owen Pierce

MYRTLE BEACH - Mr. Christopher Owen Pierce, 54, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Born September 16, 1962 in Hagerstown, MD he was the son of Margaret C. Pierce and the late Marion Eugene Pierce. Mr. Pierce was a graduate of Cheraw High School, Class of 1983, and worked in management at WalMart and PetSmart for many years. He was a jokester who constantly kidded around. His joy in life was spending time with his grandson Carson. Mr. Pierce was predeceased by his father and three brothers, Larry Charles Pierce, Michael Otis Pierce, and Kenneth Wayne Pierce.

     Survivors include his wife, Sheila Pierce; his children, Christian Marion Pierce and Marissa Pierce; his grandson, Carson Owen Pierce; his mother, Margaret Pierce; his sisters, Brenda J. Lampley and Pamela Ann (Ron) Byrd; his brothers, Donald Eugene (Beverly) Pierce and Randall Oliver (Ann) Pierce; and many nieces and nephews.

     A visitation was held from 4:00pm-6:00pm Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.

     Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

     Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is serving the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

 

Joyce Jordan Simpson

CHERAW - Mrs. Joyce Jordan Simpson, age 82, entered into rest on Friday, June 16, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, June 18, 2017, at North Cheraw Baptist Church by Pastor Richie Yow and Rev. Mike Williams with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Simpson was born September 18, 1934, in Chesterfield County, SC, a daughter of the late James Archie and Phoebe Allen Grant Jordan. She was a devoted homemaker and faithful member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. Mrs. Simpson enjoyed reading and studying God’s word and faithfully served him throughout the years. She was active for many years serving on the church social committee as well as singing in the choir. Joyce had a special place in heart for children and would always make a point to make them feel loved and welcome. She also enjoyed working crossword puzzles.

     In addition to her parents, Joyce was also preceded in death by her son, James “Jimmy” Lynwood Simpson; sister, Lew Ellen Jordan; and 2 brothers, James Allen Jordan and Homer Lee Jordan.

     Survivors include her husband of 64 years and 11 m o n t h s , Bernie G. Simpson, Sr. of the home; son, Bernie G. (Sylvia) Simpson, Jr. of Cheraw, SC; daughter, Arrita “Rita” Simpson (Carl) Forman of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Dr. Gabe (Lisa) Simpson, Dameon Simpson, Liza (Jody) Streater all of Cheraw, SC, Matthew (Ashley) Simpson of Charlotte, NC, Morgan (Adam) Humphries and Jessica (Chris) Sellers both of Columbia, SC, and Garret (Jordan) Forman of Lydia, SC; 12 great grandchildren, Ashley (Spencer) Heringa of Pendleton, SC, Kaine Simpson of Chesterfield, SC, Justin Horne and Nathan Simpson both of N. Myrtle Beach, SC,Hayes McLendon, Grant McLendon, Sydney Gulledge, Jordan Simpson, Gracie Simpson, and Ian Simpson all of Cheraw, SC, Charlie Humphries of Columbia, SC and Makayla Simpson of Charlotte, NC; great – great grandchild, Kellan Heringa; and sister, Eunice Jordan Privette of N. Myrtle Beach, SC.

     Memorials may be made to McLeod Health Cheraw, Emergency Department, 711 Chesterfield Hwy. Cheraw, SC 29520 or to North Cheraw Baptist Church, “Sunday School Program,” 101 Hartzell Ave., Cheraw, SC 29520

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Simpson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

 

Sarah Kent Hartzell

CHESTERFIELD – Sarah Kent Hartzell, 47, died June 18, 2017, at her home. Sarah was born May 3, 1970, to the late Alice Gamble Kilgo and George Waddell Hartzell. She attended Cheraw High School, but g r a d u a t e d from The Grier School. She attended the University of South Carolina and Northeastern Technical College. Sarah worked many jobs starting in her teens, mostly in the hospitality industry, which suited her personality. Sarah’s favorite times were when she was outside enjoying nature, either in the mountains or at the beach, especially when she was surrounded by friends and music. Sarah was a true free spirit who loved her son and her pets with passion. She was known to greet everyone she knew with a big smile and her favorite greeting, “Be Easy”.

     Sarah is survived by her son, Kavik Hartzell Carter of Florence, her father and step-mother, George and Emily Hartzell of Cheraw, her sister, brother in law, and nephew, Gamble, Gus, and George Anderson of Cheraw, her special friend, Crawford Hainey of Chesterfield, and several furry friends.

     She was predeceased by her mother listed above, and her brother,

George Waddell Hartzell, III. In memory of Sarah, the family desires memorials be made to: Paws and Claws, P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Arrangements will be announced at a later date by Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

 

Doris Smith Hendrick

MT. CROGHAN - Mrs. Doris Smith Hendrick, age 86, entered into rest on Monday, June 19, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Mt. C r o g h a n U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t Church by Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Hendrick was born March 6, 1931 in Pageland, SC a daughter of the late Charles Bruner and Otis Missouri Jenkins Smith. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church. An avid sports fan,Doris enjoyed following the Atlanta Braves and Carolina Gamecocks. She also loved birds and working cross word puzzles. Her greatest passion was spending time with her family.

     In addition to her parents, Doris was also preceded in death by her husband, Billie Blair “Bill” Hendrick, Sr.; brother, Charles Smith; 4 sisters, Mary Caston, Ruth Freeman, Betty Kennington, and Frances Burch.

     Survivors include her son, Billy Blair Hendrick, Jr. and wife Deneice of Marshville, NC; daughter, Amy Lewis and husband Jay of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Jamy Lewis, Andrew (Kristina) Lewis, Alex (Farrah) Lewis, Jayson Lewis, Erin (Brooks) Felt, and Blair (Kristen) Hendrick; 3 great grandchildren, Heidi Hendrick, Harper Felt, and Liam Lewis; and 1 sister, Pat Funderburk of Pageland, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice, 1831 W. Evans St., Suite 315, Florence, SC 29501 or to Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 26, Mt. Croghan, SC 29727.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hendrick Family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

 

Mamie Patterson Newman

BETHUNE - Mamie Patterson Newman, 90, died on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 23, 017 at 12PM from the Sandy Grove United Methodist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born on June 24, 1926 in Sumter, SC to the late John and Emma Moses Patterson. Survivors: a son, Robert Newman, Long Island, NY; a daughter, Nellie Sinclair (Randall), Jacksonville, FL; a brother, George Patterson (Mildred), Bethune, SC; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

 

Ernestine Murray Rorie

CHERAW - Ernestine Murray Rorie, 57, died on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Funeral service was held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2PM from the Charity Community Church of C h r i s t , Cheraw, SC. Burial followedin the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. She was born on September 7, 1959 in Chesterfield, SC to Gladys McQueen Murray and the late Ernest Murray. Survivors: her husband, Levander Rorie; a daughter, Ashley R. Mosley (Jovon), Winston-Salem, NC; two sons, Nicholas L. Rorie (Emily), Yokota Air Base, Japan and Carolos D. Rorie, Cheraw, SC; her mother, Gladys Murray, Cheraw, SC; five grandchildren; two brothers, Cyrus Murray and Vernon Murray, both of Cheraw, SC.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

 

Linda Dolores Johnson Wallace Touchberry

HARTSVILLE - Linda Dolores Johnson Wallace Touchberry,69, died Friday, June 23, 2017. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Mary Sue Davidson Johnson. She was a member of Lake Robinson Independent Baptist Church, Hartsville, SC. She was on the Dean’s List of C-M Tec (1993-1995). She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting and caring for her girls. She loved family gatherings and fellowship with her church family. Most of all she enjoyed conversations with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

     Funeral services are to be announced.

     Surviving is her husband, John Edward Touchberry of the home, daughters, Audrey Lynn Hewitt of Cheraw, SC, Stacy Diane Wallace of Cheraw, SC, Karyn Delores Wallace Conklin (Norman) of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Michael Wayne (Nancy) Johnson of Hartsville, SC, John Robert Johnson of Hartsville, SC, Sisters, Patricia Maxine (Ricky) Johnson Winburn of Hartsville, SC, Judith Gale (Jackie) Johnson Smith of Hartsville, SC, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, and a son Stephen Matthew Wallace.

     A graveside funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, June 24, 2017 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC29520.

     Memorials: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

 

Anne Whitehead Bassford Townsend

CHERAW - Anne Whitehead Bassford Townsend, 79, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, in the MICU of McLeods in Florence with her family by her side. Anne was born January 21, 1938 to Charles Russell Bassford, Sr. and Annie Glenn Whitehead of Dunn, NC. She graduated as an RN from the Duke School of Nursing. While at university she met David Townsend. David and Anne celebrated 55 years of marriage on June 10, 2017. Together they traveled the world and had three sons together. Anne was a loving wife, caring mother, talented artist, and award-winning photographer. Her quick wit and spunky personality will be sorely missed.

     Anne is survived by her husband, David, her three sons, Kenneth, Steven, and Michael, as well as her eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren She was preceded in death by her parents & and her brother, Charles Bassford, Jr.

     A reception was held at 1:00pm- 2:00pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. The funeral was held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. The burial followed the funeral service in the McCall cemetery, Bennettsville, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

 

Susan Lee Hastings Widener

WILSON, N.C. - Susan Lee Hastings Widener, 71, of Wilson passed away Friday at home with her loving family by her side. A celebration of her life was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, 414 Sunset Road, Wilson. The Rev. Tom Watkins officiated. Susan is survived by her loving husband of fifty-two years, Lynn D. Widener of the home; their daughter, Kimberly S.W. Shaw of Wilson; their son, Todd P. Widener of Connecticut; their grandsons, Michael Shaw and Logan Shaw, and her sisters, Sherry L. Hunter of H o u s t o n , Texas, and Deanne Ausbrooks of Marion, Illinois.

     Flowers are welcome or memorials in Susan’s honor can be directed to the Veteran Residential Services, 2500 Nash Street, Suite E, Wilson, North Carolina 27896. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

 

David Scott Boan

CHERAW - David Scott Boan, 54, died Thursday, June 29, 2017. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late Ira Walker and Willie Mae Curry Boan. David enjoyed softball, boxing, fishing, and weightlifting.

     Surviving are his sister, Gloria Butler of Conway, SC, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, and a brother, Phil Boan. The family received friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Kiser Funeral Home.

     A funeral was held 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

 

Clyde Marine Hewett

CHERAW - Clyde Marine Hewett, 75, died Monday, June 26, 2017. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late C.N. and Ether Mae Lyons Hewett. He was a member at Midway Baptist

Church, where he was a deacon. He often volunteered at numerous nursing homes, ministering to the residents. He enjoyed watching football, hunting, and fishing. Surviving is his brother, C.R. (Sheila) Hewett of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Jennie (Eddie) Duhe of New Orleans, LA, and Mamie Geraldine (James) Greear of North Myrtle Beach, SC, an aunt, Ernestine Barnes of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, seven nephews, four nieces, and several great nieces and nephews. The family received friends from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Friday, June 30, 2017 at Midway Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held, 12:00 PM, Friday, June 30, 2017 at Midway Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to: McLeod Guest House, c/o McLeod Health Foundation, 800 East Cheves, Street Suite 150, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502-0551 or Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

 

James F. ‘Pepper’ Martin

GREENVILLE - James F. “Pepper” Martin passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Pepper was born on November 26, 1920 to the late James E. and Martha Benson Martin. Pepper married Nina Baker of Cheraw, SC on June 5,1942. They recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. Pepper and Nina have three married children: Ethel (Jim) Childress, Jim (Dewanda) Martin, and Joyce (Lew) Moss. They also have five grandchildren and five great grandchildren: Mark Childress, his wife Kari Beth with Faxon and McCain; Stephen Childress, his wife Beth w i t h Emma J u n e ; Ben Martin; Mary Blanche Kraemer, her husband J.R. with Mackinley and Annie-Kate; and Jay Moss. Pepper and Nina were inseparable and lived their Christian faith. Their love of family produced countless hours or laughter, community, grace, and faith. Pepper was an extraordinary athlete. Some of his accomplishments include being the captain of his 1936 National Championship, Spartanburg American Legion team. His athletic achievements continued at Furman University where he played football, basketball, and baseball, where he was captain of each his senior year. When not involved in the big three sports, he also participated in track, his events being the high hurdles and the pole vault. He would occasionally participate with the golf team. His senior year he was inducted into the Quaternion Club at Furman University. In 1981 Pepper was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1982 he was inducted into the Furman University Athletic Hall of Fame. David Shi, historian and former President of Furman University speculated that Pepper was “perhaps Furman’s finest athlete of all.” Dr. Shi went on to say “at 5 feet 7 inches tall and 140 pounds he was called the “mighty mite,” “sensational comet” and “purple flash…” Popular, studious and gracious, he was the model student athlete. He was one of the top scorers in the Southern Conference, which at the time included Clemson, South Carolina and North Carolina. Martin’s fabled exploits elicited colorful descriptions. “Tough as scrap iron and wiry as a steel spring”; “he is as elusive as a greasy pig at the county fair;” “and especially dexterous in escaping the clutches of a big man,” “A fierce competitor on the field, Martin was softspoken and humble once the game ended.” Pepper’s promising baseball career with the Cincinnati Reds was disrupted when he joined the Navy during WWII. He served primarily in the European Theater and took part in the D-Day invasion.

     In the mid 1950’s he began work in the insurance business and ultimately ran his own agency. He obtained his “CLU” designation and continued his business into his mid ‘80s in Florence, SC, Pepper, Nina, and their children have wonderful memories and life-long friendships from living in Florence.

     The family’s heartfelt thanks go to Open Arms Hospice for their care and to Synergy HomeCare, who provided sitters.

     A graveside service and burial were held on July 1 at 11:00 a.m. at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held on July 2 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Greenville, with visitation from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service.

     Memorials may be made to First Baptist Greenville Mission Fund at 847 Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC 29601, or Furman University Paladin Club, 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613, or to a charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

 

Ralph H. Pridgen

CHERAW - Ralph H. Pridgen, 91, left his diseased body to live forever with his Savior

Jesus Christ on June 23, 2017. He was born at home in Green Sea, SC to James & Katie Pridgen on January 26, 1926, the fourth of n i n e c h i ldren. R a l p h served his country in the with two periods of service, one during WWII, and one during the Korean War. He retired from the US Postal Service in Tampa, FL. He loved to garden, spend time outdoors, and in his later years enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles.

     He was a faithful member of Westside Baptist Church, a former member of Cheraw First Baptist Church, and Forest Hills Baptist Church (Waters Avenue) in Tampa, FL. Ralph loved his church families, and missed being with them in worship when he could no longer attend services.

     He was preceded in death by his wife Lorenda, his parents, his brother Robert, and sisters Clara Hardee, Vila Williams, Lena Bowen, Lillian Smith, Estilene Strickland & Alene Sharp.

     He left to cherish his memory his daughters, Debi Pridgen of Tampa, FL, and Dottie Campbell of Cheraw, SC, his son Ret. Maj. Rev. Joseph (Denise) Pridgen of Seward, AK, his granddaughters Christina (Drew) MacCauley of Irmo, SC, Angel (Trey) of Hollister, MO, Carolyn (Tim) Jones of Prattville, AL, and his brother Lacy (Mae) Pridgen of Cheraw.

     The family wishes to thank the staff of Concierge Living at Bethea Retirement Community, and McLeod Hospice House, Dr. Ed Behling, Dr. Erin Lusher and Dr. Vipul Shah for all the compassionate and loving care he received during his stay at their facilities. We are especially

thankful to Dr. Travis Novinger for his wonderful care, friendship, and prayers during the latter years of Ralph’s life.

     A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017, 11:00 am at Bethea Baptist Church, Bethea Retirement Community, Darlington, SC. A memorial service will also be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:00 am at Westside Baptist Church, 105 Claremont Street, Cheraw, SC. Family will receive friends in the Family Life Center at 10:00 am, and share a meal together with everyone after the service.

     In lieu of flowers, love gifts may be sent to Westside Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520-1417. Ralph longed to see his Savior and had peace knowing that because of what Jesus did on the cross for his sins that he would be welcomed into Heaven and be saved from the wrath of God. As his family in Christ we share the joy of his hope and rejoice in freedom! Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

 

David Blakeney

PAGELAND - David Blakeney, 64, died on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 2PM from the Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Lancaster, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born February 28, 1953 in Chesterfield, South Carolina to the late Gene and Vadie Funderburk Blakeney. Survivors: his wife, Yvonne Blakeney; three daughters, Robin McManus, Pageland, SC, Deanna Shaw (Patrick), Lancaster, SC and Beverly Blakeney, Pageland, SC; two sons, Michael Dunlap, Pageland, SC and Richard Huntley, Charlotte, NC; a sister, Evelyn Blakeney (Lee), Marshville, NC; three brothers, James Blakeney (Joyce), Monroe, NC, Carl Blakeney, Pageland, SC and Hayne Blakeney, Marshville, NC.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

 

Sara A. Bozarth

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Sara A. Bozarth of Greenville, NC passed away peacefully on June 24, 2017. She was born August 20, 1918 in Cumberland County Southern New Jersey. Sara married Richard “Art” Bozarth. Together they founded and operated R.A. Bozarth Trucking with terminals on Vineland, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA, and RABO trailers, a truck body manufacturing company. Sara managed the administrative operations and was vice-president of the companies. She was a member and officer of the American Trucking Association Freight Claims Council, a World War II Civil Defense Airplane spotter, a Red Cross volunteer, and an American Power Boat Association race worker when her husband and son raced speed boats. After retirement Sara joined the Mints Insurance Co. in Millville, NJ and later the Hendersonville NC office of Allied Van Lines.

     Following a move to Cheraw, SC, Sara began a twenty-year affiliation with the Chesterfield General Hospital where she earned multiple service awards becoming the Assistant to the Hospital’s Director of Human Resources. She retired at age 95 moving to Greenville, NC to be with Family.

     Sara is survived by her son, Ed Wheatley and his wife, Betty of Greenville, NC, two granddaughters, Sarah Ricker and her husband, Thomas of Palm Harbor, FL, and Lisa Tyndall and her husband, Richard of Greenville, NC, grandson Richard Wheatley and his partner, Kim Boliba of Kentfield, CA and great grandchildren Kristen Allen of Palm Harbor, FL, Ethan and Matthew Tyndall of Greenville, NC.

      Sara’s family is grateful to her many friends for their love and condolences. Special thanks to the staff members at Brookdale- Arlington, Community Home Care and Hospice, who treated her so lovingly and professionally.

     Sara Bozarth was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 East 6th St., Greenville, NC 27858. Gifts of remembrance may be made to St. James on her name. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

 

Viola Chapman Nivens

RUBY - Viola Chapman Nivens, 90, died on T h u r s d a y, June 29, 2017. Funeral service was held on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 2:30PM from the Ruby Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. She was born February 27, 1927 in Chesterfield, SC to the late John Allen and Allie Merriman Chapman. Survivors: three daughters, Devenure Shamsid-Deen, Concord, NC, Valeria Johnson (Jacque), Charlotte, NC and Sheryll Nivens Marshall, Cheraw, SC; a special daughter, Viola S. Nivens (JT Morris), Weddington, NC; three sons, Cornelius Nivens, Ruby, SC, Grady Nivens (Wanda), Charlotte, NC and Jimmy D. Nivens (Valerie), Ruby, SC; sixteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

 

Robert H. Privette Sr.

RUBY - Mr. Robert H. Privette, Sr., age 76, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Friday, July 14, 2017 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     The family g r e e t e d friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Privette was born August 21, 1940 in Lilesville, NC a son of the late Clarence and Carrie Annabell Wren Privette. He was a retired supervisor with Delta Mills (formerly J.P. Stevens) with 48 years of service. A loving, hardworking husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Robert was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and time spent with his family.

     In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Bonnie F. Privette; sister, Grace P. Privette; brothers, Clarence Dow, Thomas, William, and Carl Privette.

     Survivors include his son, Robert H. Privette, Jr. of the Philippines; daughters, Carolyn (Eric) Hatchell of Cheraw, SC, Pamela (Tommy) Kirkley of Society Hill, SC, Robin Lang of Bennettsville, SC, and Deborah (Randy) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Joseph (Diedra) Hatchell, Jr., Randell (Bailey) Sellers, Brandon (Kimberly) Pregmon, Amber Pregmon Parker, Corbin (Ashley) Hatchell, Courtney Hess, Carrie Privette, Taylor (Rachelle) Lang, Caitlin (Jacob) Williams, Forrest Privette, Rory Privette, and Carolina Privette; great grandchildren, Kinsey Hatchell, Lily Pregmon, Joseph Hatchell, III, Kodak Hatchell, Remmington Hatchell, Brody Williams, Case Sellers, Braxton Williams, and Sophie Lang.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield

County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

    Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Privette Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

 

Martha Eddins Ratliff

WADESBORO, N.C. - Mrs. Martha Eddins Ratliff, 65, entered into rest on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Anson Memorial Park. The family r e c e i v e d friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.

     Mrs. Ratliff was born June 10, 1952 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Edgar L. and Emma Campbell Eddins. She was employed with Autumn Care of Marshville as a C.N.A. Martha was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church of Chesterfield and enjoyed worshipping at Lilesville Baptist Church. She enjoyed watching old movies and listening to southern gospel music. Her favorite pastimes were spending time traveling with friends and shopping .

     In addition to her parents, Martha was also preceded in death by her husband, Larry Ratliff.

     Survivors include her sister, Sonia (William) Adams of Ruby, SC; nieces, Amy (Russ) Carter of Chesterfield, SC; great nieces, Rebecca (James) Wood of Lexington, SC and Kristin Carter of Greenville, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church “Cemetery Fund”, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 2 9 7 0 9

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home  of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Ratliff family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

 

Ravelnel Herbert Williamson

CHERAW - Ravelnel Herbert Williamson, 77, died Tuesday July 11, 2017. Born January 8, 1940 in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late Jack and Nancy McCall Williamson. He was a Mason, and known as the local Handy Man. He was affectionally nicknamed “The Washing Machine Man.” Ravelnel had many hobbies, most of which involved being outdoors like fishing, shooting, and swinging in his father’s porch swing. He also enjoyed learning about his hometown’s history, making his friends and family laugh, and building and fixing anything he could get his hands on. Besides his children and grandchildren, among his prized possessions were the porch swing his father built as a young man and his dog, Wheeler (his youngest baby).

     He is survived by sons, Johnny Williamson of Cheraw, SC and Dustin (Sharon) Smith of McColl, SC; daughters, Pam Mc-Clure of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Cindy Ingram of Cheraw, SC, and Deanna Skidmore of Cornelius, NC; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Roberta Brigman of Cheraw, SC and Diane (Bill) Walls of Cross, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as many treasured friends. Ravelnel was preceded in death by his parents, listed above; brothers, Howard Williamson and Glenn Williamson; sisters, Dorothy Smith and Judy Hogan; as well as former life companion, Myrtle Odom and loving wife, Linda Brooks Williamson.

     The family received friends and loved ones from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Saturday July 15, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC, with the funeral service following at 2:00 PM in the chapel.

     The burial service was immediately after in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Should friends and family wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, . Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

 

Jayvilliuan Louallen Covington

 JEFFERSON - Jayvilliuan Louallen Covington, 76, died on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Funeral service was held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:30PM from the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. She was born December 6, 1940 in Jefferson, SC to the late James Ellison and Virgie Hough Louallen. Survivors: three daughters, Vereta Covington, Felicia Sheppard (Donald) and Patricia Covington; a son, Jonathan Covington; three grandchildren, two great grandchildren; and a sister, Lavilla Evans (Paul). Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

 

 Randolph Langley

WALLACE - Randolph Langley, 87, died Thursday, July 20, 2017. Born in Marlboro County, SC he was a son of the late Eddie and Bertha Quick Langley. He was the widower of Sue Johnson Langley. He was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed racing, arts and crafts.

    Surviving is his stepdaughter, Tracy Manning of Aroura, IN, a sister, Emma L. Brown, of Burlington, NC, special friends, Rose D. Elliott and Connie Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers, Carroll F. Langley, Archie Joe Langley, sisters, Cassie Lee Chapman and Shirley Polson.

     The family received friends 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral was held 11:00 am, Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

 

Odessa S. Griggs

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Odessa S. Griggs, age 97, passed away at her home in Chesterfield, surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Thompson Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Dr. Ronnie Grizzle and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Monday, July 24, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     The eldest of nine children, Odessa was born at home on April 28, 1920 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Luther M. and Clara Moore Sellers. She attended the Wexford School and graduated from Ruby High School in 1939. On September 14, 1940, she married the late Baxter Hart Griggs.

     Odessa was a dedicated homemaker until 1959 when she joined the workforce with McLeod’s Tape Mill, later known as Chesterfield Webbing. Odessa retired at the age of 69. Upon her retirement, she became an in-home caregiver to several elderly ladies in the Chesterfield County area.     

      Odessa was a caring, loving, giving, hardworking mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great–great grandmother who enjoyed spending time with family, attending church and gardening. At the time of her death she was the oldest member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church.

     In addition to her parents and husband, Odessa was also preceded in death by her sister, Dot S. Tarleton; brothers, Luther M. Sellers, Jr., Murray Sellers, William Sellers, and Bobby J. Sellers. She is survived by her daughters, Pat (Cam) Locklear of the home, Peggy (Mickey) Hurst of Chesterfield, SC; brothers, James (Dot) Sellers of High Point, NC, and Donald (Carolyn) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; sister, Ruby Morgan of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren, Robin (Ronnie) Brown of Verona, VA, Penny (Dale) Wilkerson of Chesterfield, SC, Shane (Denise) Hurst of Buford, GA, and Cammie Locklear of the home; great grandchildren, Matthew (Amber Casstevens) Brown, Andrew (Kim Corns) Brown, Ben (Bethany) Brown, Megan (Nate) Gardner, Logan (Trent Allen) Wilkerson, Davin Wilkerson, Danielle Pintor, Jessica Hurst, and Sara Hurst; great-great grandchildren, Ryan, Chloe, Ethan, Chance, and Cason; and daughter of the heart, Dottie Ann Lowery of Chesterfield, SC.     

     The family requests that memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church “Cemetery Fund” c/o Linda Mills, 1285 Wexford Street, Ruby, SC 29741; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814, or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Griggs Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

 

Billy S. Shaw

 CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Billy S. Shaw, age 76, entered into rest on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 5:00 PM Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church by Dr. Lindsey Powell and Rev. James Knotts with burial following in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Miller-RiversCaulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Shaw was born January 30, 1941 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Oscar Samuel and Alma Lewis Shaw. He was a retired employee of Chesterfield Webbing with over 40 years of service and a faithful member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. His hobbies included fishing and watching racing, but the most cherished time was spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents, Billy was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Nina Lynn Moore; brothers, J.W., Wilson “Speedy”, James, and Murdock Shaw.

     He is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Pat C. Shaw of the home; son, Sammy (Pam) Shaw of Society Hill, SC; daughter, Tammy (Chris Roscoe) Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC; nephew and son of the heart, Marty (Tammy) Shaw of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Sheila (Anthony “Bone”) Allen, and Justin Shaw both of Patrick, SC, Nicholas Gulledge, and Crystal Gulledge both of Chesterfield, SC, and Amber Shaw of Patrick, SC; great grandchildren, Daulton, Stormy, Justin, Lyndon, River, and Jace; brother, Johnny (Avanella) Shaw of Mt. Croghan, SC; sister, Ruby (Johnny) Winburn of Cassatt, SC; close friend, Mike Moore of Chesterfield, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Shaw family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

 

Terry Wayne Streater

RUBY - Terry Wayne Streater, 48, died on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3PM from the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born February June 21, 1969 in Chesterfield County, SC to Rosie Bittle Streater and the late James H. Evans. Survivors: a daughter, Shatorie Streater, Minot, ND; a son, Jamar Lyles, Cheraw, SC; his mother, Rosie M. Streater, Ruby, SC; five brothers, Michael Evans, Bronx, NY, Anthony Kitt, Philadelphia, PA, Martin Evans (Linda), Laurinburg, NC, Donald Streater, Ruby, SC and Timothy Streater, New Haven, CT; seven sisters, Willa Little, Ruby, SC, Delores Streater, Raleigh, NC, Mae Helen Felder (Cliff), New Haven, CT, Robin Owens (Paul), Irmo, SC, Teresa Streater, New Haven, CT, Diane Evans, Ruby, SC and Tina Ellis (Michael), Ruby, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

 

 Linda Hancock Stroud

CHERAW - Mrs. Linda Hancock Stroud, age 74, entered into rest on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, July 23, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church by Pastor Bruce Adams with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Stroud was born March 27, 1943 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late William Ellis “Dude” and Amy Gulledge Hancock. She, along with her husband, founded the family business, John F. Stroud and Son, Inc. in 1969 and worked alongside of him for many years. A member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Linda was always active in the community helping in any way she could. Her hobbies included working in her yard, cutting grass, cleaning the pool, but her favorite pastime was time spent with her grandson, Jackson.

     In addition to her parents, Linda was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, Betty H. Gaddy, Mary H. Morris, and Louise H. Mills; and 2 brothers, Jimmy Edward Hancock and James Dean “J.D.” Hancock.

     Survivors include her husband of 52 years, John F. “Dunk” Stroud of the home; son, Jody (Michelle) Stroud of Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Amy Ruth Stroud of Cheraw, SC; grandson, Jackson Alexander Stroud; brothers, Manley (Glennie) Hancock of Ruby, SC, and Glenn Hancock of Cheraw, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Kindred at Home Healthcare, the staff of Chesterfield Convalescent Center, and each caregiver that assisted in caring for Mrs. Stroud.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Stroud Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

 

Michael D. Moore

RUBY - Mr. Michael D. Moore, age 43, entered into rest on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, July 17, 2017 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Teal, Rev. David Wilks, and Rev. Dennis Wallace with burial following in

the Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery.

     The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Miller- Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Moore was born April 18, 1974 in Cheraw, SC a son of Bonnie Williams Moore and the late Douglas McArthur Moore. Michael was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, Class of 1992, and a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. He was an employee of Fred’s Department Store and Palmetto Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care.

     Michael will be fondly remembered by many for his years of employment at Piggly Wiggly where he greeted everyone with a smile and kind word. He enjoyed being around people, making new friends, talking on his cellphone, and was known for his shoe collection.

     In addition to his father, Michael was also preceded in death by his brother, Matthew McArthur Moore.

     He is survived by his beloved mother, Bonnie W. Moore of the home; also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Moore Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

 

George Patterson

BETHUNE - George Patterson, 97, died on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2:30PM from the Sandy Grove United Methodist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. He was born to the late John and Emma Moses Patterson, June 30, 1920 in Sumter, SC.

     Survivors: his wife, Mildred P a t t e r s o n ; seven children, Eustace Moore (Bonnie), Pageland, SC, B a r b a r a Mungo (Roger), Jefferson, SC, Nancy Evans (Clyde), Chesterfield, SC, Roland Moore (Delores), Jefferson, SC, Coleman Moore, Pageland, SC, Janice Moore, Baltimore, MD and Cynthia Deese, Pageland, SC; 24 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

 

Irene ‘Nancy’ Watson

CHESTERFIELD – Irene “Nancy” Watson, 66, died on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Funeral services were held on T h u r s d a y, July 27, 2017 at 2PM from the Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostles’s Doctrine, Inc., Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed the church cemetery. She was born to the late Elijah and Annie McFarlan Watson in Chesterfield, SC.

     Survivors: a son, Bernard (Tamrah) Watson, Wake Forest, NC; a daughter, Marlene Watson, Chesterfield SC; a grandson, Tyrese Johnson, Chesterfield SC; three sisters, Mary Rose Bittle, Chesterfield SC, Orgire Ree (Hayward) McCoy, Charlotte NC and Elinda Ash of Lansing MI; two brothers Eldon Watson, Lansing MI, and J. W. (Geraldine) Watson, Charlotte NC.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

 

Campbell James Dillon

Master Campbell James Dillon, infant son of Lee and Jennifer Dillon of Jefferson, SC, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on July 31, 2017. Campbell is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John K. Hardee. Those left to celebrate and remember his life include his loving parents, Lee and Jennifer Dillon of Jefferson, South Carolina, brothers, John Hollis Dillon and Liston Dillon of Jefferson, South Carolina, maternal grandmother, Anne Winburn Hardee of Jefferson, South Carolina, paternal grandparents, Dana and Janet Dillon of Marshville, North Carolina, and numerous aunts, great-aunts, uncles, greatuncles, cousins, and large extended family, and their church family of First Baptist Church of Jefferson, South Carolina

     A Private Service will be held at a later date as per family’s request. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Jefferson, Children’s Ministry, PO Box 247 Jefferson, South Carolina 29718.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the

Dillon Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

 

Tex Hollis Keith

CHERAW - Tex Hollis Keith, 70, died Sunday, August 06, 2017. Born in Society Hill, SC he was a son of the late Julius and Daisy Brazwell Keith. He was a former member of Wallace Baptist Church where he was a Sunday School Teacher. His ministry was with his heart and hands. He would help members of the community and his family by being a “Mr. Fixit”, no matter if the task called for carpentry, electrical, air conditioning or anything that needed a handy-man. Tex enjoyed building furniture. He earned an Associate Degree in Air conditioning and heating from Florence-Darlington Tec. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Most of all he loved his family, being outside with them, especially going to the beach at Ocean Lakes; where he would fish and spend time with his grandchildren, family and friends.

     Surviving is his wife, Debra “Debbie” Seigler Keith of the home, Tex Hollis Keith, Jr. of Atlanta, GA, Cristy Keith (Ian) Purcell of Tampa, FL, Jessica Keith (Joel) Chavis of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Albert Keith of Cheraw, SC, William “Billy” Keith of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Cole Chavis, Taylor Chavis, Jackson Purcell and Sloane Prucell.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, also, a brother, Billy Ervin “Tooney” Keith, sisters, Beatrice Bradshaw and Sally Hanson.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, August 7, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A graveside service was held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials made be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

 

Polly Campbell Nicholson

PAGELAND – Mrs. Polly Campbell Nicholson, 49, of Pageland, South Carolina went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 while surrounded by her loving family.

Polly was born on June 3, 1968 in Chesterfield, South Carolina to Mary Hodge Campbell and the late Thomas G. C a m p b e l l . She later met and united in marriage to Rev. Rodney Nicholson. She worked for Hough Insurance in Chesterfield, South Carolina for many years. Polly was an avid reader, in her free time she enjoyed to sing. Polly’s biggest joy was the love she had for her family as well as being a homemaker. She was also a member of High Point Baptist Church. Polly never met a stranger and her kind personality provided a sense of comfort to everyone around her. She will be dearly missed by her family and community but she will continue to touch our hearts with such fond memories which were shared during her time here with us. Polly is preceded in death by her father, Thomas G. Campbell. Those left to celebrate and remember her life include her loving husband, Rev. Rodney Nicholson of Pageland, South Carolina, son, Matthew Alexander Nicholson of Pageland, South Carolina, daughter, Megan Alexandra Nicholson of Pageland, South Carolina, mother, Mary Hodge Campbell of Jefferson, South Carolina, sisters, Margaret Gulledge (Rev. Randy Gulledge) of Hartsville, South Carolina and Tonie Jones (Robert) of Jefferson, South Carolina.

     A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 4, 2017 at High Point Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Gulledge officiating. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park ofPageland.

     The family received friends from 6:00 PM to8:00 PM on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at High PointBaptist Church, 16 High Point Church Road, Pageland,SC 29728.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to High Point Baptist Church, 16 High Point Church Rd., Pageland, SC 29728.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Nicholson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

 

Charles Bennett ‘Sam’ Tucker

FLORENCE – Charles Bennett “Sam” Tucker, 82, of Florence, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Mr. Tucker was born on July 11, 1935, in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Jasper Dorsey Tucker and Odell Elizabeth Curtis Tucker. He graduated from Chesterfield High School.

     He was a US Army veteran and founder of Tucker Medical. He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church where he was active in the Lutheran Men in Mission. Mr. Tucker was also a volunteer for Cooks for Christ and a former member of the Optimist Club. He enjoyed his days coaching little league baseball, playing golf, traveling, and spending time with family and friends who were dear to him. He was an avid reader, committed South Carolina Gamecock fan, and was admired for his sense of humor and humility.

     Surviving are his wife, Mary Idette Holsenback Tucker; son, Dr. Len (Seton) Tucker of Fort Mill, SC; daughter, Dr. Eve (Dr. Dan Brown) Tucker of Chapin, SC; three grandchildren, Miles, Jay, and Sophie Tucker; brother Dean (Ellen) Tucker of Chesterfield, SC, and sisters Mickie T. Rivers of Lilesville, NC, and Linda T. Phillips of Hamlet, NC; and many cousins who will remember him fondly.

     Memorials may be made to the St. Luke Lutheran Church Columbarium Fund, 1201 Cherokee Road, Florence, SC 29501, or the charity of one’s choice.

     The family received friends from 1-2 PM Friday, August 4, 2017 at St. Luke Lutheran Church with a memorial service following at

2:00 PM in the church sanctuary. Inurnment followed in the church columbarium directed by Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

 

Arthur Wright Jr.

JEFFERSON - Mr. Arthur Wright, Jr., age 55, entered into rest on Monday, July 31, 2017 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church, 1616 McBee Hwy, Kershaw, SC by David Roscoe and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery.

     The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder FuneralHome.

     Mr. Wright was born August 23, 1961 in Monroe, NC a son of the late A.W. and Lottie Reynolds Wright. He was a retired employee of J e f f e r s o n Barns and Lumber of Sumter and a member of Almetta Baptist Church. A true outdoorsman, Arthur enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents, Arthur was also preceded in death by his brother, John David Wright.

     Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Tammy Griggs Wright of the home; daughter, Renee (Christopher) Freeman of Jefferson, SC; 2 grandchildren, Emma and Ava Freeman; Special uncle and aunt whom he loved dearly, Thomas “Bo” Self and Zetia McGraw; and his beloved pet, “Molly”.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wright family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

 

Kevin Glenn Lisenby

LANCASTER - Mr. Kevin Glenn Lisenby, age 63, died Sunday, August 6, 2017. He was born December 17, 1953 in Chesterfield, SC, the son of the late James Edward “Bill’ Lisenby and Ruth Gulledge Lisenby and was the husband of Janice Sinclair Snipes. He was a retired truck driver and was the community designated “Mayor of  Tradesville”. Kevin loved fishing, cooking, spending time at Santee, and he loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and attended New Harvest Freewill Baptist Church.

     Mr. Lisenby is survived by his wife, Janice Snipes; two sons, Michael Lisenby and his wife, Chasity and Cory “Tink” Lisenby; three sisters, Billie L. Sikes, Catherine L. Sellers and her husband, David and Sherri L. Linton; two brothers, Mitchell Lisenby and his wife, Doris and Dewitt Lisenby and his wife, Patricia; a granddaughter, Michaela Lisenby; numerous nieces and nephews; brothers and sisters of heart: Mildred, Charles, Freda, Judy, Buck, Timmy and Sonya; and numerous close friends.

     The Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Mr. Lisenby was held at 11:00 am Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Hopewell Baptist Church, 15084 Highway 9, Chesterfield, SC by Rev. Wayne Smith and Rev. Phil Wyatt. Burial followed in church cemetery.

     The family received friends following the service at the church and suggest memorial contributions be made to: Tradesville Community Center, 2245 State Rd S-29-39, Lancaster, SC 29720 or New Harvest Freewill Baptist Church, c/o Rev. WayneSmith, Post Office Box 473,

Fort Lawn, SC 29714.

     Burgess Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family of Mr. Lisenby. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

 

Lillian McBride Louallen

MONROE, N.C. – Lillian M c B r i d e Louallen, 84, died on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Funeral services were held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 2PM from the Clyburn Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Chambers Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Marshville, NC. She was the daughter of the late William and Lillie Clyburn.

     Survivors: six sons, Donnie Clyburn, Jerry McBride (Cheyanne), both of Monroe, NC, Jerome Clyburn (Gloria), Edward McBride, Jacky McBride (Peggy) and Scott McBride (Karen), all of Pageland, SC; seven daughters, Vivian McBride, Joyce Michelle Rodgers, Vickie McBride Speller (Bobby), Elizabeth Hough (C.J.), Lillian Lynette Collins (Tim), all of Monroe, NC, Genise Clark, and Melisha Clyburn, both of Pageland, SC; a sister, Betty Lockhart, Pageland, 36 grandchildren, 22great grandchildren.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

 

William Edward McKoy

PAGELAND - William Edward McKoy, 67, died on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 3PM from the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC.

     Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was the born to the late Rev. Dr. T.R. and Gladys McKoy on February 6, 1950 in Fayetteville, NC. Survivors: his wife, Judy Miller McKoy; a son Darrell Scott Miller, Pageland, SC; six sisters, Emma Willridge (Allen), Sanford, NC, Carolyn Monroe (Sammy), Helen Jones, Ellen McMillan, Linda Campbell and Arlene Johnson (Bobby), all of Fayetteville, NC; a brother, Ulyesses Jones, Decatur, GA; two grandchildren, Kristen Miller and Jaylen Miller; two great grandchildren, Kamori Miller and Ayreiona Miller of the home.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

 

Reid Morrow

GULF BREEZE, Fla. - Reid Morrow, 77, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017. He was a graduate of Mt. Ulla High School, and attended Appalachian S t a t e

Te a c h e r ’ s College. He was a member of the U.S. National Guard. Reid was a graduate of the South Carolina Commission for the Blind, where he learned chair caning, pottery, and jewelry making.

     He is preceded in death by his brother, Morris Morrow; mother, Sara Morrow; and father, Carl Morrow.

     Reid is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lynn Newlin Morrow, of Gulf Breeze, Florida; brother, Alec Morrow, of Montgomery, Alabama; daughter, Julie Jones (Kevin Jones), of Navarre, Florida; s o n , David M o r r o w (Alicia Morrow), of Charleston, South Carolina; and three grandchildren, Brandyn Jones, Grant Morrow, and Alden Morrow.

    The family would like to thank the staff of the Beacon at Gulf Breeze, Florida; Emerald Coast Hospice; Sylvia, of Covenant Care Hospice; Dr. Allison Curtsinger, at Baptist Medical; and Dr. Inclan, at The Woodlands; for the love and care given to their husband and father during this time.

    Lewis Funeral Home, Navarre, Florida, has been entrusted with arrangements.

     In lieu of gifts, the family requests memorial donations be made to the South Carolina Commission for the Blind or to the Wounded Warrior Project.

     Memorial Donation Information: South Carolina Commission for the Blind (BY MAIL: P. O. Box 2467, Columbia, S.C. 29202; ONLINE or BY PHONE: 888.335.5951); or Wounded Warrior Project (BY MAIL: PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 6 6 6 7 5 - 8 5 1 7 ; ONLINE: or BY PHONE: 877.832.6997)  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

 

Marilyn Maxine Rivers

PAGELAND – Marilyn Maxine Rivers, 56, died on Monday, August 7, 2017. A memorial service was held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 1PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC. She was born to the late Allen “Ed Thomas” and Della Rivers on May 21, 1961 in Chesterfield County, SC.

     Survivors: a d a u g h t e r , Janise Dunlap of the home; a brother, Eddie T h o m a s Rivers, Pageland, SC; three sisters, Va n e s s a Edgeworth (Eddie), Pageland, SC, Becky Patterson, Spartanburg, SC and Cherrie Rivers (Tyrone), Charlotte, NC.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

 

Mary Edelle Dixon Melton

CHERAW - Mary Edelle Dixon Melton, 95, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Born in Hartsville, SC, she was a daughter of the late Burell and Emma Frances Dixon. She was the widow of Willie Thurman Melton. Mrs. Melton was the oldest living member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. She loved her family and was a loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother.

     She is survived by her sons, Floyd (Susan) Melton, Randel (Karen) Melton all of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Linda (Bob) Forehand of Prince George, VA, Lois (Paul) Van Guilder of Cheraw, SC, and Helen (Mike) Moody of Cheraw, SC, eleven grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

     Mrs. Melton was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, sisters, Bertha Linton, Bessie Johnson, Lurue Dixon, Marie Johnson, Geneva Gainey, and Dot Woodward, and brothers, Jim Dixon, Willard Dixon, Walker Dixon, John Dixon, Buck Dixon, and Edward Dixon.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 11:00 AM Friday, August 18, 2017 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial will follow at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Carla Reid, 2469 West Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

 

John Leroy Straughn

CHERAW - John Leroy Straughn, 85, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at home. He is survived by Sheppard Funderburk Straughn , his loving wife of 33 years; Laurie (daughter) and Stephen Cook; Bret (son) and Kathy Straughn; Kristen (daughter) and Mark Wittemann; Duncan (stepson) and Jan Laney, Claude (stepson) and Sandra Laney, Sarah (stepdaughter) and Danny Lee , Fowler (stepson) a n d Lynne Laney; grandchildren: Caroline Laney, Clair Laney, Alex Lee, Lydia Lee, Hannah Laney, Kyle Cook, Colin Cook, Caleb Nastasi, Grace Wittemann, and Luke Wittemann; Steven (nephew) and Lee Straughn; Lynn Pederson (niece); Mark (nephew) and Paula Carr; Patricia Tims (niece); Leo (nephew) and Paula Straughn; Kathy (niece) and Larry Hopkins; Tim (nephew) and Debbie Straughn; as well as many beloved family members.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Lois Straughn; siblings: Mary Alice Straughn Tillman, George Arnold (Gene) Straughn, and Margaret Straughn Carr; Yvonne Straughn (daughter) and Kari Nastasi (granddaughter).

     John was a Korean War Veteran who served as a Petty Officer Sonar Technician in the U.S. Navy for four years. He graduated Troy University in Troy, Alabama in 1957. Early in his career, he taught high school math. He went on to have a long and successful career as a Computer Programmer and Data Processing Manager. He retired from INA Bearing in 1996.

     John opened Professional Dry Cleaners and Laundromat in 1989. He spoke often of his profound gratitude to Roxie Grice, manager and loyal family friend. He held his employees in high regard and appreciated their dedicated service.

     John enjoyed boating and woodworking, but his greatest joy was his family. He was also blessed with many friends, and he will be remembered for his big smile and his great sense of humor.

     Visitation was held at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Service followed at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, 117 Third Street, Cheraw SC, Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709, and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

 

Lois McBride Baker

CHERAW - Lois McBride Baker, 88, died Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Leola White McBride and the widow of Karlo Baker. She was a member of First United M e t h o d i s t Church , Cheraw, SC, served on the Staff Parish Relation Committee, the Parsonage Committee and in the UMW (Circle 1). Mrs. Baker was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and was in the Chi Omega Sorority. She was a loving mother and devoted wife who loved her family.

     Surviving is her son, Stephen (Wanda) Wilson Baker of Rio Rancho, NM, daughters, Beth (Matt) Baker May of Jackson, TN, Lisa (Robbie) Baker Douglas of Columbia, SC, Eleanor Lois Baker of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Elyse (Jose) Baker Arias, Zan (Kathryn) May, Kris O’Neill, Rob (Katie) Douglas, great grandchildren, Grayson Douglas, Alex May, Owen May, Sean O’Neill, Thomas O’Neill and a sister, Agnes “Mac” Bennett of Southern Pines, NC.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, brothers, Floyd McBride, Bill McBride, sisters, Ruthalee Hook, Lucille Mulloy, Grace Patrick and Theo Watts.

     The family received friends 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, August 27, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, August 27, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

 

James Edward ‘Pete’ Braswell Sr.

CHERAW - James Edward “Pete” Braswell, Sr., 79, died Monday, August 21, 2017. Born in Wadesboro he was a son of the late Floyd William and Janie Miles Braswell. He was an avid NASCAR fan and also Dirt Track Racing. He was a welder/supervisor and had worked around the world. He enjoyed working in his yard.

     Surviving are his sons, James “ Chuck ” (Elizabeth) Braswell, Jr. of Stanfield, NC, Jody (Vicki) Braswell , Cheraw, SC, a daughter , Tammie Johnson, Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Tracey Bey, Shannon Rosner, Lewie (Alexis) Rosner, Dana (Tommy) Wilson Meyer, Jodie (Jamie) Braswell, Taylor Freeman, Miracle Braswell, great-grandchildren, Austin, Barbara, Joey, Illiyun, Camden, Kiara, Domique, Kian, Kiro, Jayderus, Jace, Jaxon, great greatgrandchildren, Trivon, Cameron, brothers, Floyd William Braswell, Jr., Larry (Betty) Eugene Braswell and a sister, Betty (LeRoy) Braswell Lear.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, also, a daughter, Buffi Braswell, a grandchild Alaina Polson and a brother, Kenneth Braswell.

     A memorial service was held 2:00 PM, Friday, August 25. 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

 

Michael Doster

PAGELAND – Michael Doster, 58, died on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 2PM from the Mt. Harmon Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born December 24, 1958 to the late Cletus and Catherine Bracy Doster.

     Survivors: two sisters, Judy Ann McManus and Catherine Doster – Richardson (Chris); five brothers , Randy Doster, Rickey Doster, Dave Doster, Travit Doster and Donnie Clyburn.      Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

 

Joseph Jenkins

PAGELAND – Joseph Jenkins, 62, died on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 2PM from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. He was born to the late Ben and Elizabeth Jenkins on September 26, 1954 in Brooklyn, NY. Survivors: his wife, Margie of the home; a daughter, Jamila of Brooklyn, NY; a son, Derek Sowell of Fort Lauderdale, FL; a daughter-in-law, Audrey Sowell; a brother, Charles (Arlene) Jenkins, of Charleston, SC; two sisters, Arlene (William) Denson of Brooklyn, New York, and Sylvia Johnson of Columbia, South Carolina; 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

 

Julius ‘C’ O’Neal

SOCIETY HILL – Julius “C” O’Neal, 87, died on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2:30PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, SC. He was born June 9, 1930 in Society Hill, SC to the late Clarence and Alma McKay O’Neal. Survivors: his wife, Joyce O’Neal of Society Hill, SC; four daughters, Theo E. O’Neal, Juliana O’Neal both of

Cheraw, SC, Joya Hodges and Jenifer O’Neal both of Society Hill, SC; two sisters, Shirley Kelly of Society Hill, SC and Juanita Madison of Cheraw, SC; 15 grandchildren, 25 grandchildren and a great great grandchild.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

 

Donald Eugene Harvley

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - Donald Eugene Harvley, 56, of Fernandina Beach passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017. He was the son of the late Furman O. and Iris Olivia Therrell Harvley; born in Cheraw, SC, Mr. Harvley spent much of his childhood in the Baldwin,

FL area but later graduated from high school in Ringgold, GA.

     After high school, Mr. Harvley proudly served his county in the United States Marine Corps. After the Marine Corps, Mr. Harvley began a career as a diesel truck service technician. He worked several years for Robert’s Diesel Service in Jacksonville and most recently worked for Tom Nehl Truck Co. for over 20 years. He was an ASE Certified Master Technician and his reputation as an expert was known by many throughout the Southeast.

     He loved spending time with his wife and family, riding his motorcycle, deer hunting and fishing. However, he counted his relationship with Jesus Christ, as his Lord and Savior, as his most important relationship. He and his wife, Denese, were active members of Five Points Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge.

     He was predeceased in death by his parents and his daughter, Jessica Lee, whom he affectionately called “Baby Girl”. Mr. Harvley leaves behind his wife, Denese Branch Harvley, of Fernandina Beach; two sons, Jonathan Cole Harvley of Jacksonville, FL and SSgt. Aaron Klco, USMC, and his wife, Summer, of San Diego, CA; two daughters, Grace Moyer and her husband, Brian, of Eastlake, OH and Angela Klco of Kent, OH; his brothers and sisters, Furman Harvley and his wife, Rhonda, of Chesterfield, SC; Stephanie Gallups and her husband, Ronnie, of Baldwin, FL; Ronald Harvley of Jacksonville, FL; Karen Poitevint and her husband, Ashley, of Tallahassee, FL; Darren Scott and his wife, Lisa, of Anderson, SC; Teresa Pass of Deltona, FL and Kenny Scott, and his wife, Regina, of Knoxville, TN; as well as seven grandchildren.

     Celebration of Mr. Harvley’s life was held Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors with Pastor Frank Camarotti of Five Points Baptist Church officiating. The family received friends beginning at 10:00 AM. The U. S. Marine Corps rendered military honors as a part of the service. In honor of his generous heart, the family asks in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Baptist International Missions, in care of Don Dryden, P. O. Box 9, Harrison TN 37341-0009.

     Please share his Life Story and leave your memories and condolences at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

 

Ever L. Massey

WAXHAW, N.C. - Ever L. Massey, 76, died on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at1PM from the Steele Hill A.M.E. Zion Church, Marshville, NC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. She was born May 14, 1921 in Lancaster County, SC to the late Elijaj and Frances Ross McKinney.

     Survivors: three daughters, Robin M a s s e y - Jones, Charlotte, NC, Angel Massey, Syracuse, NY and Karen (Aaron) Lockhart, Wadesboro, NC; two sons: Roosevelt (Deborah) Welch, Jr., Charlotte, NC and Wallace Fitzgerald Hallback. Providence RI; a sister, Willie Etta Lowery, Charlotte, NC; companion, Donald Ray Audrey, Waxhaw, NC; grandchildren and great grandchildren.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

 

Louise B. NeSmith

NORTH AUGUSTA – Funeral Services for Mrs. Louise B. NeSmith, 93, who entered into rest September 2, 2017, were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Posey Funeral Chapel. Mr. Jamie Grant officiated. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

     Mrs. NeSmith was a native of Chesterfield County, South Carolina, having made the CSRA her home for the past 57 years. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Lakeside Baptist Church. Mrs. NeSmith work in retail her entire life, most notably at Rueben’s for the past 38 years.

     Survivors include a son, Jimmy Watkins, Florence, SC; a brother JW Brown, Florence, SC; a sister, Kathleen Smith, Cheraw, SC; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

     Pallbearers were Lance Wallace, Kris Cassidy, Jamie Grant, Gary Locklear and Kin Smith.

     The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803.278.1181). Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

 

Nannie Huntley Sinclair

JEFFERSON – Evangelist Nannie Huntley Sinclair, 78, died on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 3PM from the Christ Bible Discipleship Worship Center, Marshville, NC. Burial followed in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church

    Survivors: two sons, William Pegues (Debra), Cheraw, SC and John Pegues, Brooklyn, NY; C e m e t e r y, Wadesboro,NC. She was born April 17, 1939 to the late Crosson Huntley and Margaret Covington.

four daughters, Margaret Pickett (Billy), Jefferson, SC, Barbara Selby (Hugh), Marshville, NC, Gladys Pegues and Nettie Miller (Mark), both of Pageland, SC; two sisters, Gennie Covington and Gracie Huntley, both of Charlotte, NC; four brothers, Edward Huntley, Robert Huntley (Catherine), Theodore Huntley and James Huntley (Gloria), all of Charlotte, NC; 28 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

 

Barnice G. Turner

CHERAW - Mr. Barnice G. Turner, age 86, entered into rest on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Friday, September 1, 2017, at Faith Presbyterian Church in Cheraw, SC, by Pastor Joe Arnold with burial to follow in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service in the Social Hall of the church .

     Mr. Turner was born May 28, 1931, in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Gary and Ethel Burr Turner. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church and a former Deacon of Midway Baptist Church. Mr. Turner retired from Glenn Manufacturing, and in his spare time, he enjoyed camping, fishing, and repairing sewing machines. He will be fondly remembered for his quick wit and delightful sense of humor.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Turner was also preceded in death by his siblings, John Robert Turner, James G. Turner, Shirley T. Goodwin, Gladys T. Moss and his brother-in-law, William Francis Knight.

     Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Betty W. Turner of the home; son, Gene (Debra) Turner of Patrick, SC; two daughters, Sammie (James) Griggs of Cheraw, SC, and Penny (Byron) Jacobs of Chesterfield, SC; four sisters, Willie B. Knight, Mildred (Mike) Michael, and Mary (Tom) Johnson all of Cheraw, SC, and Carolyn (Wayne) Chapman of Society Hill, SC; brother -in-law Tommy Goodwin of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren Ray (Melissa) DeJesus of South Port, NC, Kelley Christopher of Oak Ridge, TN, Brannon (Kristin)Turner of Vienna WV, Terri Anne (Jason) Cribb of Patrick, SC, Jason Winburn of Patrick, SC, Amanda (Bradley) Mishue of Hartsville, SC, Tripp Jacobs of Charleston, SC, and LeAnna Jacobs of Charleston, SC; and 15 great-grandchildren.

     Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016, or to a charity of one’s choice.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Turner family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

 

Susan Kay Barley Atkinson

CHERAW - Susan Kay Barley Atkinson, 71, died Friday, September 15, 2017. Born in Bloomington, IL, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur Edwin and Mary Elizabeth Hoover Barley. She was the widow of John O. Atkinson. She was a member of First Baptist Church Cheraw. She and her husband were retired retail business owners. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who put everyone else before herself. Over the years she enjoyed staying connected with her Mineral Wells High School classmates.

     Surviving are her sons, Bryan Steven Atkinson of Cheraw, SC, John E. “Eddie” (Jamie) Atkinson of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Janice A. (Kip) Kiser of Chesterfield, SC, grandchildren Rachel Kiser, Graham Kiser, Madyson Scott, Kelsey Atkinson, Caleb Atkinson, and Kaitlyn Atkinson, a brother Lynn (Debbie) Barley of Mineral Wells, TX, sisters, Wilma (Bill) Powers of Weatherford, TX, Linda Archer of Mineral Wells, TX, Kathy Barley of Garland, TX, Cindy (David) Pitts of Mineral Wells, TX, Mary (Todd) Watts of Slaughterville, OK, Jan (DuWayne) Jacobson of Mineral Wells, TX. Also, many nieces and nephews.

     The family received friend 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Friday, September 22, 2017 in the foyer of the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, Cheraw SC.

     A funeral service was held 3:00 pm Friday, September 22, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 6, September 20, 2017.

 

James Robert ‘Bobby’ Fowler Jr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. James Robert “Bobby” Fowler, Jr., age 66, entered into rest on Friday, September 8, 2017 at his home. A Cele- bration of Life Service was held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Hospice Chaplain Rev. Don Rhyne. The family greeted friends from 11:00AM – 1:00PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Fowler was born September 28, 1950 in Charlotte, NC a son of Jewell Blalock Fowler and the late James Robert Fowler, Sr. He was a retired employee with the City of Charlotte and was of the Methodist faith. Bobby enjoyed farming, drag-racing, hunting and running his hound dogs.

     Survivors include his wife, Peggy Fowler of the home; mother, Jewell B. Fowler of Charlotte, NC; brother, Ben (Sharen) Fowler of Asheville, NC; and sister, Kathy Peyton of Charlotte, NC.

     The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Fowler family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 6, September 20, 2017.

 

Mae Frances Sellers Sikes

CHESTERFIELD – Mae Frances Sellers Sikes, 89, died on Tuesday, September 6, 2017. Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 3PM from the

Lamb of God Outreach Ministries, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born on April 9, 1928 in Dovesville, SC to Delphan Edwards Smith. Survivors: her children, Gloria Sellers McFarlan (Isaac Sr.), Roxanna Sykesboth of Chesterfield, SC and Levern Sellers, New York

City, NY; siblings Jesse Sellers, New York City, NY and Lillie Smith Hardison, Chesterfield, SC; 5 grandchildren, Isaac McFarlan, Jr. (Sonja), Ivan McFarlan Sr. (Allison), Tondrea Walls, Gala Dawn Sikes and Nim Sanjay; 9 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals Chesterfield.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 6, September 20, 2017.

 

Russell Martin Thomas, Sr.

WILDWOOD, Fla. - Russell Martin Thomas, Sr. of Wildwood passed away Sep- tember 9, 2017. Mr. Thomas was born December 19, 1951 in Bennettsville, S.C. He worked for Crown Cork & Seal while living in S.C. and was a passionate Bass Fisherman exploring the local ponds in his John Boat. Russell moved to Florida in 1987 and worked for Harbor Hills Country Club as an Outside Supervisor. He loved to visit and feed his son’s horse, Dixie, and spend as much time as possible with her.

     Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Debbie; son, Russell Martin “Marty” Thomas, Jr and his wife, Janet, who felt like a daughter to him, brothers, Kenneth, Phillip, Steve and Richard; sister, Peggy and a special sister-in-law, Mattie. He was preceded in death by his par-ents, Elizabeth Tolson Thomas and Richard Maurice Thomas, Sr.

     A private memorial service will be held at a later date. To all his friends, please remember him as the joke telling happy person that he was. He loved all of you! Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 6, September 20, 2017.

 

Richard Arnold Beggs Jr.

WALLACE – Richard Arnold Beggs, Jr., 43, died Thursday, September 21,

2017. Born in Marlboro County he was the son of Richard Arnold Beggs Sr. of Cheraw, SC and Annie Ruth Brigman Beggs of Bennettsville, SC. He had workedat Highland Industries.

     Surviving are his sons, Jonathan (Diandra) Beggs of Wallace, SC, Preston Johnson of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Amber Goins of Wallace, SC, his parents listed above, brothers, Joe Beggs of Ben-nettsville, SC, David Brigman of Cheraw, SC, David Beggs of Rockingham, NC, grandchildren, Nathan Quick, Adore Beggs, Mya Goins, Ava Goins, and Jay Beggs.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 6, September 27, 2017.

 

Norman Patrick Caldwell Sr.

PAGELAND - Mr. Norman Patrick Caldwell Sr., 87, of Pageland, South Carolina went to be with his Lord on, September 20, 2017 while surrounded by his loving family. Norman was born on May 25, 1930 in Gaston County, North Carolina to the late Robert McKinley Caldwell and Carrie Horton Caldwell. He later met and united in marriage to the late Caronell Gaskins Caldwell. After serving in the United States Army, Norman served the community of Pageland for over 40 years as a rural mail carrier with the United States Postal Service where he loved to do specials things for his patrons on his mail route. He was later elected to the Board of Directors for Sandhill Telephone Company where he made a big impact for 30 years. Norman loved his town and was proud to call Pageland home. Norman had a servant’s heart, he received great joy by visiting the less fortunate. Norman was a frequent visitor to nursing homes, hospitals and those recovering at home, he made a point to take gifts to those that were bereaved. He was the type of person who had a unusual sense of humor and never met a stranger. One of Norman’s biggest passions was the joy he received from giving back, he could not tell anyone “No”. He was truly a Christian man who loved his Lord. Norman was a member of First Baptist Church of Pageland where he served as a former Deacon, a member of Pageland-Jefferson Lions Club where he held multiple positions as well as a member of the American Legion of Pageland where he served as past Commander. Norman was a staple in the Pageland Community and he will be missed dearly by all who had the privilege to know him.

     In addition to his parents and his loving wife, Norman is predeceased by a son-in-law, Billy Cato; brothers, Lenard, Clayton, Aaron and Lloyd Caldwell and one sister, Mary Rowell.

     Those left to celebrate and remember his life include his loving sons, Norman Patrick Caldwell Jr. (Wanda) of Wingate, North Carolina and Philip Gaskins Caldwell

 Toni) of Concord, North Carolina; daughter, Melinda Caldwell Cato of Pageland, South Carolina; five grandchildren, Beth Plyler Halasz (Daniel) of Greenville, South Carolina, Clark Ashton Cato of Jefferson, South Carolina, Lauren Elizabeth Caldwell of Con4cord, North Carolina, Lindy Suzanne Caldwell of Concord, North Carolina and William Robert Cato III (Barbara) of Pageland, South Carolina; four great-grandchild, Merin Ha- lasz of Greenville, South Carolina, McKayla Cato, Xander Cato and Aliza Cato all from Pageland, South Carolina; brother-in-law, Donnie Gaskins (Geraldine) of Chesterfield, South Carolina and numerous nieces and nephews.

     A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Pageland with Dr. Joel Dale officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

     The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Pageland, 203 Pigg Street, Pageland, South Carolina 29728.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Pageland, PO Box 126, Pageland, South Carolina 29728, Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or a Charity of One’s Choice.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Caldwell Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 6, September 27, 2017.

 

Mary C. Hilliard

CHERAW - Mrs. Mary C. Hilliard, age 87, entered into rest on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM Monday, September 25, 2017 at Old St. David’s Episcopal Church, (located within Old St. David’s Cemetery) 91 Church Street, Cheraw, SC with burial following in the Old St. David’s Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Hilliard was born December 31, 1929 in New Dorp Staten Island, NY a daughter of the late James J. and Rose Heydock Collins. She was the owner and operator of Mary’s Restaurant for over 39 years and was a friend to all. Mrs. Hilliard was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Mary not only enjoyed feeding her customers, but also God’s creatures. Her love of animals was shown each day as she provided food for them as well.

     In addition to her parents, Mary was also preceded in death by her 2 husbands, Ward H. Thompson and Herbert Hilliard; companion, Perry Isgett; son, David Thompson; brother, James J. Collins; sister, Irene Rosell; and 1 grandson, Jason Lang.

     Survivors include 3 children, Susan Lang of Cheraw, SC, Douglas (Janice) Thompson, and Rose Marie “Cookie” (Gene) Herndon both of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Daniel (Kacy) Teal of Chesterfield, SC, Matthew Teal of Colorado, Jennifer Lang and Jack Thompson both of Cheraw, SC; and 8 great grandchildren.

     The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Agape Hospice for the love and care shown to Mrs. Mary and her family.

      Memorials may be made to any Animal Rescue or Humane Society of one’s choice.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hilliard family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 6, September 27, 2017.

 

Cynthia Sarah Huntley Crocker

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Cynthia Sarah Huntley Crocker passed away Sept. 13, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Cynthia retired from teaching after 32 years with Jefferson County Public Schools, but continued serving her community

through volunteer work at her church and many other organizations.

     Cynthia is survived by her husband, Arnold H. Crocker and her children, Deidre (Christopher), Renee (Jerry), Danielle (Demetrius) and Kim; grandchildren, Maya, Zoe and August.

     Visitation was from 6-8pm Friday at New Zion Baptist Church, 1501 So. 34th St. Funeral Services were 11am Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at the church. Burial was in Louisville Memorial Gardens East. A.D. Porter & Sons, 1300 W. Chestnut St. in charge of arrangements.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hosparus of Louisville, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr., Louisville, KY 40205 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 6, September 27, 2017.

 

Barbara W. ‘Bobby’ Freeman

CHERAW - Mrs. Barbara W. “Bobby” Freeman, age 84, entered into rest on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 2:00 PM Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Pastor Randy

Bishop and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends at the cemetery following the service of committal and other times at the home of Suzanne and William Gainey.

     Mrs. Freeman was born August 12, 1933 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Thurman Ellison and Letha Smith White. She was a homemaker and faithful member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. Mrs. Freeman was a loyal charter member of the Chesterfield Soup Kitchen and served on the staff. Bobby enjoyed playing golf and was a member of numerous golf leagues. She was an active lady from square dancing with her husband in their early years to serving as the Cub Scout Den Leader for the Boy Scouts. Bobby’s greatest enjoyment was time spent with her children and grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents, Bobby was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Freeman; grandson, Clinton Freeman; and 2 sisters, Betty White Hurst and Louise W. “Sister” King.

     Survivors include her 2 sons, Tommy (Janice) Freeman of Chesterfield, SC and Dennis (Sara) Freeman of Fort Wayne, Indiana; 2 daughters, Suzanne (William) Gainey and Sharon Corey both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Will Gainey of Chesterfield, SC, Jay (Haley) Gainey of Ruby, SC, Erin (Tyler) Griggs of Hartsville, SC, Blake Corey of Asheville, NC, Hannah (Tyler) Farr of Nashville, TN, Logan (Stephen) Johnson of Carlsbad, CA, Ellie Jo Freeman and Maddie Jayne Freeman both of Fort Wayne, IN; great-grandchildren, Madelyn Adel Freeman, Haiden Thomas Freeman, Cash Jaymes Gainey, Lochlan Thomas Griggs, and Elizabeth Jayne Griggs; 1 sister, Eloise W. Melton of Columbia, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Freeman Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 6, September 27, 2017.

 

Joseph Leonard Gattison

CHERAW - Joseph Leonard Gattison was born November 15, 1952, in Cheraw, to the late Joseph Gadson (Gattison), Sr. and the late Bernice Fair Mack Gadson (Gattison). Joseph Leonard was the baby son to this union, which included four other siblings, Lillian Ann, Lacoste, Theodore Roosevelt (who preceded him in death) and Jessie Lucille (whom also preceded him in death).

     Joseph Leonard or his preferred name “J. Leonard” graduated from Long High School in 1970 and he was his class president. Being a devout learner and Christian, he furthered his education and received not only a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from South Carolina State University; J. Leonard earned a Master of Business Administration from The Atlanta University in 1977.

     J. Leonard was employed at Savannah River Site until he resigned because of health concerns he believed were a direct result of a chemically contaminated work environment. He then secured a job as an Internal Auditor at his Alma Mater, South Carolina State University. At SCSU, J. Leonard worked diligently and generously within the SCSU community and even had a scholarship for deserving students in his honor despite working under many tyrannical supervisors. “His Faith in God, his trust in the Holy Word sustained him. God Bless you Gatt!!!” (former co- worker)

     J. Leonard’s conscientious nature made him a person that felt that he never met a stranger and was willing to help anyone. He was highly respected and considered a hero within his municipality, Orangeburg. SC. J. Leonard was sought out by many within his community to help them with grievance problems with their bosses and was deemed as “...a fearless, Jacklegged attorney who wrote some scorching hot letters for his clients.”

      Those left to mourn his death and cherish his memory are his eldest sister, Lillian Ann Gattison McPherson, Mt. Vernon, NY; his eldest brother, Lacoste (Yvonne R.) Gattison, Cheraw; three nephews, Kelvin (Tia) Rose, MD; Eric (Raimonda) McPherson, KY and Barrington Rose, MD; two nieces, Ariel M. Caggison, FL, Alisha M. Gattison, PA; along with two aunts, Christine Gattison Fountain, PA and Daisy Gattison Marshall, SC and a host of cousins, great-nieces, great-nephews and other family and friends. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 6, September 27, 2017.

 

Shirley ‘Toonie’ Williams Mesecher

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Mrs. Shirley “Toonie” Williams Mesecher, age 81, entered into rest on Monday, September 18, 2017. A private family graveside service will be held at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Mesecher was born January 3, 1936 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late William Robert and Tot Ballard Davidson. Born and raised in Chesterfield, SC Toonie and her family moved to Greensboro, NC and lived there over 50 years. She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church of Chesterfield. She enjoyed watching racing and football, but her favorite station to watch was the Weather Channel.

     In addition to her parents, Toonie was also preceded in death by a sister of the heart, Ruby Smith.

     Survivors include her son, Larry Mesecher of Greensboro, NC; daughter, Kim (Jim) Price of Matthews, NC; 2 grandchildren, Jim (Jennifer) Price, Jr. of Fort Mill, SC and Tara (C.J.) MacFarlane of Monroe, NC; 5 great-grandchildren, Killian, Jackson, Aidan, Cade, and Kyla.

     Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Mesecher family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 6, September 27, 2017.

 

Lela ‘Margaret’ Mills

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Lela “Margaret” Mills, age 78, entered into rest on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the home of her son. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home with burial following in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at the funeral home.

     Ms. Mills was born April 8, 1939 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Clyde Elbert and Nellie Rebecca Allen Melton. She was a former employee of Lynches River Fish Camp and a member of Oakland Baptist Church. Margaret enjoyed reading, cooking, and collecting cookbooks. She was a lady who loved everyone and will be missed by all.

     In addition to her parents, Margaret was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Mildred “Mickey” Montgomery and Loretta Sims; and by 1 brother, Curtis “Ray” Melton.

     Survivors include her son, Marty (Becky) Mills of Lancaster, SC; daughter, Lisa (Joseph) Haire of Spartanburg, SC; 6 grandchildren, Crystal Weir (Michael) of Charleston, SC, David (Mindy) Mills of Lancaster,SC, Rebecca (Francisco) Campos of

Woodruff, SC, Charlotte (Chad) Mills of Lancaster, SC, Matthew Ballard of Lancaster,and Kimberly (Frank Davis) Ballard of Heath Springs, SC; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, William “Bill” (Betty) Melton of Tuscaloosa, AL; and sister, Judy (Alonzo) Adams of Patrick, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 311 N. Main Street, Lancaster, SC 29720. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Mills family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 6, September 27, 2017.

 

Donald J. ‘Donnie’ Webster

CHERAW - Mr. Donald J. “Donnie” Webster, age 73, entered into rest on Wednes- day, September 20, 2017. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church by Pastor Jason Pope, Pastor Doug Anderson, and Brent Taylor. Burial with full military honors by theS.C.

Army National Guard followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

     Mr. Webster was born February 19, 1944 in Patrick, SC a son of the late James Boyd and Effie Arlevia Sullivan Webster. He was a retired employee of CSX railroad with 27 years of service and a retired member of the S.C. Army National Guard with 23 years of service. A faithful member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church, Donnie served currently as Deacon, Cemetery Coordinator, building and grounds committee member, and was a former Sunday school teacher and member of the church choir and church coordinating committee. He was an active member in the BWZ Men’s Club and a member of the American Legion Post 74. Mr. Webster’s heart was helping others, from keeping the yards cut at church to helping anyone in need. His hobbies included hunting and fishing, but his most enjoyable times were spent being “PaPa Donnie” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be remembered as a selfless, humble man who always possessed a positive attitude.

     In addition to his parents, Donnie was also preceded in death by 1 brother, James “Jimmy” Webster; sister-in-law, Joan H. Webster; niece, Cynthia Smith; and nephew, Franklin D. “Lil Frankie” Webster, Jr.

     Survivors include his devoted wife of 51 years, Alice Webster  of the home; daugh- ter, Donna (Johnny B.) Allen of Cheraw, SC; grandson, Steven (Heidi) Johnson ofCheraw, SC; great grandchidren, Makayla Lynn Johnson, LAlyssa Leighann Johnson, Joseph Gregory Burns Johnson, and Victoria Leonore

Johnson; mother-in-law, Frances C. White of Cheraw, SC; brother, Franklin D. “Frankie” Webster of Cheraw, SC; sister, Faye (Phillip) McLeod of Cheraw, SC; sister in-law, Janet Webster of Cheraw, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Mercy In Me Free Medical Clinic, P.O. Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to the American Legion Post 74, P.O. Box 385, Chesterfield, SC 29709

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home  of Chesterfield, SC is serving  the Webster family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 6, September 27, 2017.

 

Travis ‘Brother’ Adams Jr.

TUPELO, Miss. Travis Graham  Adams,  Jr ., 58,  went to  join his family  in

Heaven on Thursday, September 28, 2017 after an extended illness. He was born August 18, 1959, to the  late Travis and Ila Hudson Adams in Florence, South  Carolina. Travis, or “Brother” as he was more affectionately known, was born with Down’s Syndrome and immediately stole the hearts of everyone who knew him.

Brother loved wrestling, Elvis Presley, hot shaves, watching TV, coloring,

going to eat, shooting pool, bowling, dancing and socializing with just about anyone who would take the time to talk to him. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

     Visitation was from 4 until 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at W. E. Pegues, Tupelo. A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, South Carolina.

     Survivors include his sister, Phyllis McKoin (Jack) of Tupelo; extended family, Angel Harbin (T erry) of Tupelo and Samantha West (Matt) and their children  of Mooreville; aunts, Lois Poole and Lillian Hudson Stubbs both of South Carolina and several cousins.

     He was preceded in death by his sister, Dana Lynn Adams Miller, parents and grandparents. Memorials may be made to the North Mississippi Medical Center Home Health and Hospice, 830 S Gloster Street, Tupelo. MS 38801. Please lis t Travis Adams when donating. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC),Page 6A, October 4, 2017.

 

James Howard Driggers

CHERAW – James Howard Driggers,  67,  of  Bennettsville died  on  Sunday, October 1, 2017.

     Grave side services Were held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 3 PM

in Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Wallace, SC, directed by Kester Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington.

     James was born in Marlboro County. He was the son of the late Howard Burch Driggers and Ethel Rainwater Driggers of Bennettsville. He had a daughter, Jill Driggers and son Jason Driggers of Bennettsville; and brothers, Jimmy E. (Teresa) Driggers of Charlotte, NC and Michael G. Driggers of Cheraw.

     He was  a graduate of Wallace High School. He was also on the Basketball Team. James was a pitche on Wallace High State  Baseball Champion Team. a veteran of the Vietnam War. He also worked for ARA Food Service and Cheraw Yarn Mill until his retirement. James liked fishing and hunting along with raising vegetables to give to family and friends. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 4, 2017.

 

James Aluther Graham

HARTSVILLE – James Aluther Graham, 61, died on Wednesday, September20, 2017. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 2PM from the Bethesda Baptist Church,  Society Hill, SC. Burial followed in theChurch Cemetery. He was born August 3, 1956 in Darlington, SC  to Bessie  Mae Lucas Graham and the late Jessie E. Graham. Survivors: two sons, Shauntel Bull, Florence, SC and Varick Bull, Darlington, SC; four grandchildren; his mother, Bessie Mae Graham,  Society Hill, SC; three sisters, Thelma Ellerbe, Society Hill, SC, Katherine Peterson (Archie), Hartsville, SC and Kinshasa Gillespie,Darlington, SC; three brothers, Edward Graham (Betty), Bennettsville, SC, Jerry Graham (Diane), Hartsville, SC and Larry Graham, Society Hill, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 4, 2017.

 

William ‘Jack’ Griggs

CHESTERFIELD - Mr.William “Jack” Griggs, age 81, entered into rest on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Graveside services were held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, October 3, 2017  at Chesterfield Cemetery by Pastor Randy Bishop and Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends after the service at the cemetery and other times at the home.

     Mr. Griggs was born December 12, 1935 in Chesterf ield, SC the son of the late Jack and

Maizie Bell Pate Griggs. He graduated from Chesterfield High School and served in the U.S. Navy. After returning home, he went to work with the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad and retired with 35 years of  service. Jack loved hunting, fishing, and taking care of  his animals, but most of all, spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of  57 years, Patsy Gibson Griggs of  the home; one son, Kevin Griggs (Lisa) of Mt. Croghan, SC; one sister, Gerry  G. Boone of  Florence, SC; one  nephew, Timothy K.Boone of  Florence, SC; 2 nieces, Tara Barrineau of Fernandina Beach, FL, and Lyndy Boone of  Huntersville, NC; and

one great niece, Carolina B. Barrineau of  Charlotte, NC; and one great nephew, William  A.

Barrineau of Charleston, SC.

     In lieu of flowers the family that memorials be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Hospice of  Chesterfield County, P.O. Box  293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of  Chesterfield, SC is serving the Griggs family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 4, 2017.

 

R.J. Knotts

PAGELAND - Rev. R.J. Knotts, 71, died on Thursday, September 21, 2017.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 28,  2017 at 3 PM from the Mt. Harmon Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. He was born August 11, 1946 in Marshville, NC to the late Hallie Knotts. Survivors: a daughter,  April Lowery, McBee, SC; two sons, Mitchell Lowery (Cynthia), Lancaster , SC and Harold Knotts, Atlanta, GA; four stepsons, Calvin Lowery, Ronnie Lowery, both of Pageland, SC, Grover Lowery (Renea), York, SC and Stoney Lowery (Kathyrn), Baltimore, MD; four sisters, Arurillia Burch, Wadseboro, NC, Barbara Jean Chambers, Martha Boyd (Hazel), both of Marshville, NC and Dorothy Lee (Lewis), Pageland, SC; 17 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Serviceswere rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 16A, October 4, 2017.

 

 Mary Ella Lisenby

LANCASTER - Mrs. Mary Ella Lisenby, age 86, entered into rest on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Springs Memorial Hospital surrounded by family members.In honoring Mrs. Lisenby’s request, no formal services will be scheduled.

     Mrs. Lisenby was born August 5, 1931 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Carl and Jessie Gulledge Gaskins. She was a retired employee of Springs Industries in Lancasterand a member of Hopewell Baptis t Church of Chesterfield.

     Mary Ella loved to work in her flowers as long as she was able and enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mary Ella was also preceded  in death by her husband, Robert Lisenby; daughters, Frankie Lisenby and Debbie Fortier; and 2 sisters, Charlotte Bagwell and Madge “Chick” Dixon.

     Survivors include her grandsons, Steven Fortier and Michael Fortier both of Lancaster , SC; great grandson, Luke Fortier of Van Wyck, SC; son-in-law, MarkFortier of Lancaster , SC; sisters, Betty Gaskins, Joan Gaskins, and Jean Gaskins all of Chesterfield, SC and Peggy Coffman of Eustis, Fl; also numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

     The family requests that memorials be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lisenby family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 16A, October 4, 2017.

 

James Edwards Little

RUBY - James Edwards Little, 80, died on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Funeral services were held on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 2PM from the Second Chance Ministry Outreach, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Sweet Home Missionary Baptis t Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. He was born February 26, 1937 in

Chesterfiel County, SC to the late Hallie Little. Survivors: three daughters, Doris LeeLittle, Cheraw, SC, Pricilla Ann Little, Clio, SC and Sharon Deloris Little, Ruby, SC; three sons, James Jackson (Goldie), Monroe, NC, Johnny Edward Little, Ruby, SC and Jerry Lee Little (Virginia), Charlotte, NC; a sister , Shirley Mae Streater(Robert), New Haven, CT; 8 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 16A, October 4, 2017.

 

Rita H. Melton

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Rita H. Melton, age 68, entered into rest on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at her home surrounded by family, after her brave  and courageous fight with brain cancer. Graveside services were held  at  11:00 AM Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery  by

Pastor Mike Phares and Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall and other times at her home.

     Rita was born October 2, 1948 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Clyde Robert and Carolyn Graves Rhynes. She spent many years as a resident of North Myrtle Beach, where she worked with NBSC and Carolina Mortgage Company.Rita enjoyed the beach, fishing, golfing, shopping, and playing board games with friends. Her most enjoyable and precious times were those spent with her children and grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Jerry W. Hurst; stepson, Steven Melton; and 2 brothers-in-law, Robert Mills and Lathaniel Wilkerson.

      Survivors include her daughters, Jackie Hurst (Randell) Rivers,  and  Amy Hurst Watson; stepdaughters, Gina (Thomy) Windham, Rita (Leland) Bullard; grandchildren, Christopher Hurst, Rebecca Rivers, Karla Watson, Anna Watson, Kyle Watson, Brian (Stephanie) Rivers, and Daniel Rivers; greatgrandchildren, Joshua and Tori Rivers; twin brother, Richard (Elaine) Rhyne; brother, Mickey (Peggy) Hurst; sisters, Betty Wilkerson, and Patsy Mills; sister-in-law, Linda Hurst; also numerous loved nieces, nephews and cousins; and best friend, Mary Boan.

     Memorials maybe made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC  29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Melton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 16A, October 4, 2017.

 

Cletus Carroll Moore

JEFFERSON  - Cletus Carroll Moore, 69, died on Monday, September 25, 2017. Funeral services were held onSunday, October 1, 2017 at 3PM  from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC. Burial  followed in the Florence National Cemetery, Florence, SC. H e was born  February 23, 1948  in Chesterfield County, SC to Dorothy C.  Moore and the late  Willis Moore. Survivors: a daughter, Shanta Barrett, Peachland, NC; four sons, Anthony Moore, Huntersville, NC, Otis Moore, Charlotte, NC, Wesley Moore, Pageland, SC and Chris Moore (T erri), Buffalo, NY; his mother, Dorothy C. Moore, Pageland, SC; four brothers, Steve Moore (Brenda), Washington, DC, David Moore (Jenny),  Davie, FL, Bobby Moore (Joyce), Puyallup, WA, and Jerry Moore (Victoria), Austin, TX; four sisters, Margie Bittle (Burnice), Charlotte, NC, Louise (Dr. LeRoy) Smith, Henderson, NV, and Sylvia Covington (Carl), Pageland, SC and Lisa Blakeney,Pageland, SC; a special friend, Betty Mungo, Jefferson, SC; 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 16A, October 4, 2017.

 

Helen T. Griggs

CHERAW - Mrs. Helen T. Griggs, age 70, entered into rest on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM, Saturday October 7, 2017, at the Cheraw Church of God by Pastors Russell Miles and R.P. Grice, with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gar- dens. The family greeted and received friends Saturday, October 7 2017, from 11:00- 12:00 PM at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield, SC.

     Mrs. Griggs was born July 28, 1947, in Cheraw, SC, a daughter of the late John R. and Agnes Godbold Thompson. She was a former social worker and counselor and received her master’s degree from Webster University. Helen was a faithful member of Cheraw Church of God where she was active in the Children’s Ministry, the Bereavement Committee, and was a member of the Bible study group. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and sharing her baked goodies with her church family. Helen loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents, Helen was also preceded in death by her husband, Buff DeRohn “Ronnie” Griggs; 1 brother Tony Thompson; and by 2 sisters Barbara Treece and Brenda Thompson.

     Survivors include 2 sons, Sammy Smith of Rockingham, NC, and Rohn Griggs of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Sherry Smith (Jim) Messer of Greenville, SC; 3 grandchildren, Rynai Smith, Whitley Griggs, and Jillian Bennett; and 1 sister, Sylvia Thompson Coley, of the home.

      Memorials may be made to the Cheraw Church of God “Missions Fund” 100 Pecan Dr. Cheraw, SC, 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County PO Box 293 Chesterfield SC 29709.

      Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Griggs family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 11, 2017.

 

Hettie Elaine Haire

WALLACE - Hettie Elaine Haire, 70, died Tuesday, October 03, 2017. Born in Marlboro County, she was a daughter of the late Walter L. and Hettie R. Haire. She was a life-long member of White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She was a Sunday School Teacher for at least 18 years. She very much loved planning church events, especially activities for the children which she enjoyed being a part.

     Surviving is her brother, James T. (Evelyn) Haire of Bennettsville, SC, sisters, Doris D. Haire, Louise H. Rivers, Eva Mae Walters all of Wallace, SC, also, several nieces and nephews. The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Friday, October 6, 2017 at Whites Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 11, 2017.

 

Mary Ella Lisenby

LANCASTER - Mrs. Mary

Ella Lisenby, age 86, entered into rest on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Springs Memorial Hospital surrounded by family members. In honoring Mrs. Lisenby’s request, no formal services will be scheduled.

     Mrs. Lisenby was born August 5, 1931 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Carl and Jessie Gulledge Gaskins. She was a retired employee of Springs Industries in Lancaster and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church of Chesterfield. Mary Ella loved to work in her flowers as long as she was able and enjoyed time spent

with her grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents, Mary Ella was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lisenby; daughters, Frankie Lisenby and Debbie Fortier; and 2 sisters, Char- lotte Bagwell and Madge “Chick” Dixon.

     Survivors include her grandsons, Steven Fortier and Michael Fortier both of Lancaster, SC; great grandson, Luke Fortier of Van Wyck, SC; son-in-law, Mark Fortier of Lancaster, SC; sisters, Betty Gaskins, Joan Gaskins, and Jean Gaskins all of Chesterfield, SC and Peggy Coffman of Eustis, Fl; sister-in-law, Linda (W.J.) Davis of Chesterfield, SC; also numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

     The family requests that memorials be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lisenby family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 11, 2017.

 

Sue Hendrix McManus

CHERAW - Sue Hendrix McManus, died Sunday, October 1, 2017. Born in Hartsville, SC she was a daughter of the late Eli Hugh and Eula Edelle Gainey Hendrix. She was the widow of W.S. “Stafford” McManus. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Mrs. McManus was owner and designer of Sue’s Florist for 53 years.

     Surviving is her son, Ray (Debbie) McManus of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Norma G. Cobb of Cheraw, SC, Mattie G. (Kenneth) Thomas of Patrick, SC, Jean M. (Carl) Wissinger of Pineville, NC, a brother,Bobby “Bill” Hendrix of Hartsville, SC, sisters, Dorothy H. (Fred) Dillon, Vonceil H. Holloman and Belva H. (Gino) Prozzi all of Hartsville, SC, 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, also, children, Eddie McManus, Chris McManus, brothers, Buddy Hendrix, Pete Hendrix, a sister, Mae O’Neal, grandchild, Michael Walden and great grandchild, Elijah Demby.

     The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the home of Mrs. McManus. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery, McBee, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 11, 2017.

 

 Joe Lee Mills

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Joe Lee Mills, 80, of Kannapolis, died Friday October 6, 2017 at his home after a period of declining health. Born June 24, 1937 in Chesterfield Co. SC, Joe was a son of the late David Lee and Carrie Jordan Mills. Joe was a member of Piedmont Baptist Church in Kannapolis. He worked for many years for Cannon Mills as a loom fixer and ran an automotive repair shop with his son, Joel. He will be remembered as a hard worker, for his love of hunting, fishing and operating heavy equipment. He especially loved fishing in his private pond, where he enjoyed cleaning and cooking what he caught. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Joe will be dearly missed. His funeral was held 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 10 at Piedmont Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Edwards officiating. Burial followed at West Lawn Memorial Park. His family received friends at the Whitley’s Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, October 9.

     In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bernice Gulledge Mills of the home, his son, Joel Mills (Brandy) of Kannapolis, his 8 grandchildren; Jamie Wiedeman (Kevin) of Burton MI, Mandy Rappe (BJ) of Concord, Stacey, Kelly, Joe and Joel Mills and Bailey Baucom and Gracie James all of Kannapolis, his 4 great-grandchildren; Addison, Cullen, Charlotte and Landon, and his sister, Essie Wallace of Pageland, SC.  Joe’s family wishes to thank Billy and Nikki Burris for all their love and support of Joe and the family during this time.  

     Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus Co. 5003 Hospice Ln. Kannapolis, NC 28081. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 11, 2017.

 

James Edward Newman

JEFFERSON - James Edward Newman, 56, died on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 2PM from the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. He was born July 1, 1961 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Hoyt Neal Newman and Effie Little Newman. Survivors: his wife, Je-Nata Newman; two sons, James “Jamie” Newman, Atlanta, GA, and Eric Newman of the home; a daughter, Jasmine Newman Priestley (Aveon), Raleigh, NC; five brothers, Connie Newman (Geraldine), Charlotte, NC, Billy Newman, Gastonia, NC, Rev. Eugene Newman, Pageland, SC, Hoyt Newman, Jr. (Johnie), Jefferson, SC and Leo Newman (Delphine), Pageland, SC; five sisters, Sylvia Ree Beckham, Philadelphia, PA, Blondell Threatt (Billy), Pageland, SC, Sue Carver (Thomas), Jefferson, SC, Lynn Kennedy (Lucious), Jefferson, SC and Lori Latrelle Hunter of Jefferson, SC.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 11, 2017.

 

Robert Paul Sellers Jr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Robert Paul Sellers, Jr. died peacefully at Cheraw Healthcare on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the age of 96. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Hopewell Baptist Church by Rev. Phil Wyatt, Rev. Ronald Thurman, and Phillip Caulder Jr. with burial following in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Paul, as he was so fondly known, was predeceased in death by Lily Frances Pate Sellers, his beloved wife of 73 years in October 2013. Born on January 10, 1921 in Chesterfield, Mr. Paul was the first son of Robert Paul, Sr. and Elizabeth Gaddy Sellers. He was predeceased by his brother, William David Sellers of Cheraw.

     Mr. Paul is survived by sons; Robert Paul Sellers III, Donald R. (Barbara) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Frances Sellers Steen of Hartsville, SC; and a daughter-in-law, Nannie Lou Sellers of Chesterfield, SC, who was very faithful in overseeing his care. He was preceded in death by his second son, Edward A. (Ebbie) Sellers, and by son-in-law, Glynn D. Steen, daughter-in-law, Linda Rivers Sellers and by his infant grandson, Stephen Randolph Sellers. His family also includes seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; Chris (Anna) Sellers of Cheraw and son, Cody of the USAF at Charleston, SC; Paulette Evans and daughters, Danielle and Sara Beth Evans of Ruby, SC; Michael (Ryan) Steen and daughter Abigail (Abbey) of Darlington, SC; Stevenson ( Michelle) Sellers and children, RJ, and Stephanie Sellers (Taylor) Griggs and daughter, Paityn of Chesterfield, SC; Bryan (Crystal) Sellers and son Edward “Lex” of Jefferson, SC; Lou Anne (Travis) Williams and children; Grace Williams, Tyler Brigman and his son, Grady; Jacob (Caitlin) Williams and children, Braxton and Brody of Ruby, SC, and Amanda Sellers of Raleigh, NC.

     Mr. Paul retired from J.P. Stevens after over 33 years of service but is best known by the 22 years of service with Piggly Wiggly until the age of 89. He loved people and never met a stranger. He was a faithful and life-time member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Chesterfield.

     He dedicated his life to serving in whatever capacity he was needed. By the age of 17, he had a job in the church, serving at one time as Superintendent of Sunday School, also as a Deacon, Greeter, and finally as Cemetery Coordinator. Mr. Paul was a member of the Chestefield Masonic Lodge 220 and although never serving in the military, he was very proud of his father, a WWI Veteran and his three sons who served in the Air Force, Navy, and Army. He was also an avid lover of baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County PO Box 293 Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to the Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund, 15066 Hwy 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Sellers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 11, 2017.

 

Joell Ilee Sesso

CHERAW - Joell Ilee Sesso, 77, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Mamie Elizabeth Kinsey. She  a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Mrs. Sesso was a professional Artist. She was a member of the 7th Street Art Club, North Beach, MD. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and art.

     Surviving is her husband (of 55 years) John B. Sesso, Sr. of Cheraw, SC, sons, John Bruce (Ann) Sesso, Jr. of Churchton, MD, Brian Keith (Valerie) Sesso of Chantilly, VA, a brother, Robert W. Willis of Prince Frederick, MD, grandchildren, Jacqueline Sesso, Nicole Cunningham, Zoe Kaiser and Carson Kaiser. The family received friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held at 11:00 am, Saturday, Octo- ber 7, 2017 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.

     Memorials to: Mercy in Me, Free Medical Clinic, PO Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 11, 2017.

 

Martha Ann Maxwell Tucker

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Martha Ann Maxwell Tucker, age 59, entered into rest on Monday, October 2, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips with burial following in the Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 2:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

     Mrs. Tucker was born October 16, 1957, in Jacksonville, FL a daughter of the late Charles Orval and Martha Lou Smith Maxwell. She was a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Martha Ann, along with her husband, enjoyed raising and taking care of the livestock on the family farm. She enjoyed working in God’s creation, from gardening and planting flowers, to driving a tractor; she will be remembered as a hard - working lady. In addition to the livestock, Martha Ann also loved raising poodles and was proud of her long-time pet and friend, “Fluffy”.

     In addition to her parents, Martha Ann was also preceded in death by her husband, Eisenhower “Ike” Tucker; 1 brother, Charles Stuart Maxwell; and her infant daughter, September Jane Tucker.

     Survivors include her brother, Ronnie (Cynthia) Maxwell of Cheraw, SC; sisters, Jean Allison Maxwell of Patrick, SC and April Maxwell Melton of Chesterfield, SC; niece, Melanie Maxwell (Chris) Tarlton of Mt. Croghan, SC; nephew, Lee Charles Maxwell of Florence, SC; also special friends, Phillip and Yetive Caulder of Chesterfield, SC.

     The family would like to express their appreciation and love to all of Martha Ann’s caregivers through the years.

     Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Fu-neral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Tucker family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 11, 2017.

 

Ovell Gregory Versch

MCBEE - Graveside services for Mrs. Ovell Gregory Versch, age 82, widow of Roman H. Versch were held on Thursday, October 5 at 3:30pm at McBee Cemetery. Pastor Terry Corder, Pastor Danny Holley and Dr. Richard Clark officiated, directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation was held 6-8pm on Wednesday at the funeral home, other times at Doug and Scarlett Mason’s house, 23312 Hwy 151, McBee, SC.

     Mrs. Versch passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 1, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Gwaltney Township located in Alexander County, North Carolina. Mrs. Versch was the daughter of the late Commie and Bertha Bunton Lowder Gregory. She was a faithful member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church where she was active as a nursery worker, children’s Sunday school teacher, member of Young at Heart and other circle groups. She was a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to all.

     Surviving are three sons, Doug (Scarlett) Mason, McBee, Joe (Martha) Mason, McBee, Peddy (Donna) Mason, McBee; step-son, Terry (Esther) Versch, West Lafayette, OH; daughters, Libby (Eugene) Conner, Hiddenite, NC, Judy (Chuck) Thompson, Camden; sister, Billie Ann Sheets, Batesburg; grandchildren left to cherish to her memory are Hilary Pratt, Casey Reid, Jerry Mason, Joseph (Amber) Mason, Chase Mason; step-grandchildren are Fred Versch, Roman (Edie) Versch, Michael Versch, Joe Versch, Benjy (Brandi) Thompson, Becky (David) Dabney, Gwen Thompson; five great-grandchildren; thirteen step-great grandchildren survived by numerous nieces and nephews; her loving pet companions, Millie and Jake.

     She was preceded in death by a daughter Doris Elain Mason, a sister Irene G. Marlow and a step grandson Terry Versch Jr. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Kenneth Evans, the nurses and staff on the 2nd floor at Carolina Pines RMC for the loving and compassionate care shown their mother these past days.

     Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund, 2140 McBee Highway, Jefferson, SC 29718. Norton Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Versch family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 12A, October 11, 2017.

 

Johnnie Wooten Adams

CHERAW – Johnnie Wooten Adams, 75, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Born in Hamlet, NC she was a daughter of the late L. Wooten, Sr. and Irene Biles Wooten. She enjoyed gardening and traveling (Las Vegas and Graceland). She loved spending time with her kids and family.

     She is survived by her sons, Charles Adams and Mathew Adams both of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Teresa Tumasian of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Katie Tumasian, Kimberly Tumasian, 4 great grandchildren, brothers, Melvin Wooten, of Cheraw, SC, Tommy Wooten of FL and Bob Wooten of Cheraw, SC and a sister, Linda McDonald of Patrick, SC

     The family received friends starting at 1:30 PM, Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A memorial service was held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, October 18, 2017.

 

Gloria Dean McBride

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Gloria Dean McBride entered Heaven’s pearly gates on October 9, 2017.

     Dean accepted Christ at an early age and has been a long-time member of Southview Baptist Church in Hope Mills, NC. Dean was retired after 27 years of service with Belk department store. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend.

     Dean was preceded in death by her husband, Harold McBride Sr.; her husband, Domingo Gallegos; and her daughter, Pamela Arbogast.

     She leaves to cherish her memory: her son and daughter in law, Harold and Eugenia McBride; her daughter, Elizabeth Propp; her grandchildren, Terry West, Michelle Fraser, Emilia McGarity, Heather Simmons, and Michael McBride; her great grandchildren Molly West, Troy Cashwell, Bailey Cashwell, and Emerson Claire McGarity; and a host of other relatives and friends. Each has their own special memory of her, but all recall her strength, tenacity, stubbornness, kindness, and undying love for them. Dean blessed her family and friends with many valuable lessons during her time with them: put your faith in God, always be kind, work hard, there is no bad time for a cup of coffee, don’t be a bystander in life, actions speak louder than words, Elvis will always be king, friends are the family you choose, Whitman’s makes the best chocolate, and love unconditionally.

     Services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, October 12th, at the Patrick Baptist Church in Patrick, SC and followed immediately by burial at the Mt. Olive Methodist Church Cemetery in the Hunts Mill area of Chesterfield, SC.

     The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday October 11th, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield, SC.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McBride

family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, October 18, 2017.

 

 

Virginia Ruth McManus Miller

LANCASTER – Virginia Ruth McManus Miller, 81, passed away on October 9, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center.

     Mrs. Miller was born August 5, 1936 in Lancaster County, daughter of the late JB McManus and Grace Reeves McManus. She was the widow of Floyd “Buddy” Miller.      Mrs. Miller was a graduate of Buford High School and was a former member of Sherwood Baptist Church where she enjoyed working with the Acteens and the GA’s. She was a current member of Springdell Baptist Church where she helped with the nursery. She was a foster parent for 35 years having impacted over 75 children and was the president of The Foster Parent Association of Lancaster. She loved to read her Bible and recipe books, enjoyed helping others, loved her family, and liked to do crossword puzzles.

     Survivors of Mrs. Miller include her son, Jayson Paul Miller (Leericka) of Little Mountain, SC; daughters, Sheila Miller Adams (Mark) of Lancaster, Melanie Miller Griffith (Eric Boykin) of Chesterfield, SC, Janet Miller Roach (Robert) of Walhalla, SC, and Sherry Miller Hudson (Jimmy) of Lancaster; brother, Ray Von McManus (Doris) of Lancaster; grandchildren, Michele Allen (Bill), Caroline Hudson (Elizabeth Barrett), Emily Leaphart (Jason), Amy Viars (Andy), Allison Smith (Matthew), Shelly Catoe (Gerald), Jared White (Kayla), Haley Griffith, Abigail Griffith, Madison Griffith, and Belle Adams; great-grandchildren, Andrew Allen, Anna Beth Allen, Anson Allen, Alexandra Hudon-Willcox, Logan Leaphart, Grace Leaphart, Emma Viars, Garrett Viars, Lucas Smith, Suzanne Catoe, Bently Catoe, Wyatt Catoe, Emery White, Aubree White, Finley White, George Barrett, and Paul Barrett.

     In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Alex Drew Leaphart; three brothers, J.P. McManus, Raymond Mc-Manus, and Pierce McManus, a sister, Doris McManus; and a son-in-law, Robert Griffith.

     The family received friends on Wednesday, October 11 from 1:00 until 2:00 pm at Springdell Baptist Church with a funeral service following at 2:00 pm in the church. Pastors Donald Tillman and Dean Casey officiated. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Memorials may be sent to The Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 OR Heartfelt Calling, PO Box 39, Elgin, SC 29054.

     McLean Funeral Directors of Lancaster, SC is serving the Miller family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, October 18, 2017.

 

Debra Ann Chapman Oxendine

SOCIETY HILL – Debra Ann Chapman Oxendine, 57, died Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Ronald E. and Grace Driggers Chapman. She was a 1978 graduate of Cheraw High School and attended Chesterfield Marlboro Technical College. She had 22 years of service at Galey and Lord/Klopman Mills. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, also her great niece Addison Shaw, great nephews Noah Shaw and Coit Chapman. She loved gardening and working with her flowers. When she became unable to be outside she stayed occupied with QVC and Facebook.

     Surviving is her husband of 40 years Roger Oxendine of the home. Sons, Edward

Bryan Chapman of Society Hill, SC, Roger (Josette) Oxendine, Jr. of Society Hill, SC, a sister, Rhonda (Theodore) C. Lindsey of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Alyssa Chapman, Journey Chapman, Talon Oxendine, Ronald Hyde, Ian Palmatier, great grandchildren, Alayah Hyde and Hayden Palmatier.

     The family received friends beginning at 5:00 PM, Saturday, October 14, 2017 at their home. A funeral service washeld at 3:00 pm, Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC. Burial was in the church

cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, October 18, 2017.

 

Mildred Beatrice Funderburk Robinson

PAGELAND – Mildred Beatrice Funderburk Robinson, 79, died on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 3PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Flint Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. She was born July 3, 1938 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Azzie Lee Funderburk. Survivors: a daughter, Ramona Robinson (Randy), Cassatt, SC; a granddaughter, Latonya Myers (Terrence), Chesterfield, SC; two great grandchildren, Terriana Myers and Iraan Myers, both of Chesterfield, SC; a son-in-law, James E. Hillian, Chesterfield, SC; two special cousins, Pamela Melissa Funderburk and Uriah “Sam” Funderburk, both of Charlotte, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, October 18, 2017.

 

Tony M. Hamilton

MT. CROGHAN – Mr. Tony M. Hamilton, age 59, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, October 22, 2017, from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Harold Cooke and Rev. Charles Terry with burial following in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Miller Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Hamilton was born October 20, 1957, in Monroe, NC, a son of the late John David Hamilton and Edith “Ms. Bill” Hamilton Vaughn.He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a retired employee of Chesterfield Webbing. Tony was a member of Fairview Baptist Church where he was a former member of the Cemetery Committee and the groundskeeper for many years. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Mr. Hamilton enjoyed fishing and riding his motorcycle.

     In addition to his parents, Tony was also preceded in death by 1 brother, Bobby Dean Hamilton.

     Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Annette Bowers Hamilton of the home; 2 sons, John Michael (Amanda) Hamilton of Conway, SC and James Scott (Allyson) Hamilton of Surfside Beach, SC; grandchildren, Asher Wyatt Hamilton, Devyn Cole Long, Hayley Rae Barker, Reese Lorrene Parick; brother, Johnny (Carolyn) Hamilton of Mt. Croghan, SC; uncle, Charles (Grace) Hamilton of Charlotte, NC; nephews, Robert Hamilton and David Hamilton and his children, Zachary and Xander; special great niece, Megan Suzanne Deese.

     Memorials may be made to the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 184, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hamilton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, October 25, 2017.

 

Heyward Jordan

CHERAW – Heyward Jordan, 76, died Saturday, October 21, 2017. Born in Patrick, SC he was a son of the late Hoyt and Grace Tolson Jordan. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing and wrestling. His hobbies were working on cars and carpentry. He loved quality family time and going on vacations. He will be missed by family, friends and his dog Chewy.

     Surviving is  his wife of 43 years, Marie Quick Jordan of the home, daughters, Amy J. (Craig) Parks of Columbia, SC, Jamie J. (John) Atkinson of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Kelsey Atkinson, Kaitlyn Atkinson, Anna Grace Parks, Coleman Parks, Addy Parks, brothers, Floyd Jordan of Florence, SC, David Jordan of Columbia, SC, sisters Brenda Jordan Byrd of Hartsville, SC and Geraldine Jordan Griggs of Patrick, SC.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, also, a brother, Leavern Jordan, Sr. and a sister, Hazel Jordan Boatwright.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Cheraw First Baptist Church (Foyer of the family life center).

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the family life center of Cheraw First Baptist Church. Burial was in Brown Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick, SC.

     Memorials to; First Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, October 25, 2017.

 

Margaret Miller Price

PAGELAND – Margaret Miller Price, 65, died on Friday, October 13, 2017. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 2PM from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Rock Hill A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. She was born March 7, 1952 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Astor Miller and Eldred Miller. Survivors: her husband, Johnny Price; a son, Johnny Wayne Price, Jr. of the home; four daughters, Nancy Bernice Price, Mt. Croghan, SC, Tonya Faye Price Owens, Pageland, SC, Shantee Rene Price, Pageland, SC and Lynzae Meleah Price Smith (Timothy), Monroe, NC; two brothers, Allen Miller (Nancy), Pageland, SC and Anthony Miller, Pageland, SC; three sisters, Mildred Blakeney, Pageland, SC, Minvera Jackson, Charlotte, NC and Mary Clark, Roxboro, NC; eight grandchildren.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, October 25, 2017.

 

Katie Lee Jordan Atkinson

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Katie Lee Jordan Atkinson, age 78 passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 24, 2017 at Richmond County Hospice Haven in Rockingham, NC.

     Mrs. Atkinson was born September 25, 1939 in Chesterfield County, SC. to the late Clarence and Mamie Jordan. Mrs. Atkinson retired after 38 years of dedicated service at Hyland Industries in Cheraw, SC. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, crossword puzzles but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

     Surviving are her two sons, Ronnie Crowley of Cheraw, SC; and Chucky Crowley & wife Ellen of Chesterfield, SC; A daughter, Violet & husband Curtis Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; Two sisters, Bonnie & husband Johnny Lindsey of Mt. Croghan, SC., Emma Jean Melton of Pageland, SC; One brother, Gurney Jordan of Pageland, SC; A sister-in-law, Francis Ross of Blythewood, SC; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great -grandchild.

     Mrs. Atkinson is preceded in death by her parents listed above; husband, Mack Atkinson; daughter, Debbie Gregory; and a son, Stevie Crowley; daughter – in – law Annette Crowley; and a granddaughter Angel Crowley; three brothers, Perry Jordan, Burtis Jordan and Beecher Jordan; two sisters, Onie Mae Jenkins and Gertrude Plyler. A graveside service was held on Friday October 27, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Burial took place at Drake-Dudley cemetery in Blenheim, SC.

     Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to serve the Atkinson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, November 1, 2017.

 

Emma Jean Davis Berry

CHERAW - Emma Jean Davis Berry, 84, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late John Carrol and Blanche Ella Brock Davis. She was the widow of Jim Berry. She was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church, Henrietta Isgett SS Class and the WMU. She enjoyed crafts, cake decorating, sewing, gardening and attending Senior Circle.

     Surviving are her sons, Dwain (Mary) Berry of Cheraw, SC, Kerry (Michele Summerlin) Berry of Chesterfield, SC, grandchildren, Darit Berry, Terri (Jeremy) Keller, Kaitlin Berry, Emily Berry, Devin Berry and 5 great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a son John Anthony Berry, a sister, Johnsie Gaithings, and a grandchild, Pam Ashcraft. The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 10:00 am, Friday, October 27, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Cheraw First Baptist Church, Building Fund, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, November 1, 2017.

 

Patricia McManus Bradley

GARDEN CITY BEACH - Ms. Patricia McManus Bradley, age 77, of Garden City Beach, SC (formerly of Pageland, SC) entered into rest on Saturday, October 21, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Patricia’s life was held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, October 25, 2017  at First Baptist Church of Pageland, SC (203 Pigg Street, Pageland, SC 29728) by Dr. Joel Dale with a reception following in the church fellowship hall. The family greeted friends from 2:00 - 3:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.

     Ms. Bradley was born October 26, 1939 in Pageland, SC, a daughter of the late, James Monroe McManus Sr. and Almetta Stogner McManus. A 1957 graduate of Pageland High School, Patricia was a member of the district championship basketball team. She was also a founding member of the White Plains Country Club where she enjoyed playing golf in her younger years. She was an avid North Carolina Tarheels basketball fan. A member of First Baptist Church of Pageland, Ms. Bradley was the receptionist for Dr. DC Griggs and later Dr. BC Blakeney serving the Pageland community for many years before spending her latter years as an Orthopedic Medical Transcriptionist until her retirement. Following her retirement, Patricia enjoyed spending time at the beach, shag dancing, and listening to Elvis music. Her greatest love was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Recently, she was able to attend her Pageland High School class reunion escorted by her son-in-law, Marty Parker.

     In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by one brother, James Monroe McManus, Jr. and three sis- ters, Mildred M. Faile, Betty M. Deese and Ella Ruth McManus.

     Survivors include her son, Jimmy Threatt and his wife Leigh of Pickens, SC; one daughter, Patti Plyler and her husband Marty Parker of Myrtle Beach; five grandchildren, Jerica (Trent) Usher, Jantzen Plyler, Jodi (Brandon Pate) Plyer, Luke Threatt and Olivia Threatt and two great grandsons, Major and Captain Usher. The family requests that memorials contributions in Patricia’s name be made to First Baptist Church of Pageland, 203 Pigg St, Pageland, SC 29728 or to Central School High School Touchdown Club, 200 Zion Church Rd., Pageland, SC 29728

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Bradley family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, November 1, 2017.

 

Ronnie Edward Dutton

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Ronnie Edward Dutton, age 71, entered into rest on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, October 30, 2017 at Friendship United Methodist Church by Rev. Sonny Hall and Rev. Jerry McManus with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Dutton was born May 2, 1946 in Mt. Croghan, SC a son of the late Woodrow Wilson Dutton and Lucy Catherine Rivers Dutton. He was a former employee of Buck’s Upholstery prior to opening Dutton’s Upholstery. Following his retirement from the upholstery business, Ronnie worked with the Chesterfield County Department of Social Services. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church. Mr. Dutton enjoyed shooting pool, working in his shop, and being outdoors. His greatest passion was time spent with his family, especially his great grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents, Ronnie was also preceded in death by a brother, Hugh Douglas Dutton.

     Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Dean Dutton of the home; 2 daughters, Amy (Randy) Yow, and Pam Dutton (Barry) Adams both of Chesterfield, SC; 4 grandchildren, Deanna (Chris) Yow-Dixon, Amber Yow, Erin White, and Rebecca White all of Chesterfield, SC; 4 great-grandchildren, Shayleee, Anthony “Bay”, Jordan, and Gracie; brothers, Harry (Pat) Dutton of Ruby, SC, James Thomas “J.T.” (Linda) Dutton of Mt. Croghan, SC, Tommy Graylon (Juanita) Dutton of Cheraw, SC,  Mitchell Woodie (Cynthia) Dutton of Wadesboro, NC; sisters, Barbara Ann McClamrock of Pageland, SC, Irma Rivers of Jefferson, SC, and Cathy Faulkenberry of Pageland, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 62, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Dutton family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, November 1, 2017.

 

Isaac J. McFarlan Sr.

CHESTERFIELD - Isaac J. McFarlan, Sr., 71, died on Monday, October 16, 2017. Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 3PM from the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. He was born December 18, 1945 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Dan and Emma B. McFarlan. Survivors: his wife, Gloria J. McFarlan; children, Isaac J. McFarlan, Jr. (Sonja), Ivan K. McFarlan, Sr. (Allison), both of Blythewood, SC, Joshua Ellerbe, Monroe, NC and Kelsey Ellerbe, Dalzell, SC; a sister, Iris Lee Chapman, Charlotte, NC; a brother, Dan McFarlan (Edith), Hartly, DE; five grandchildren and a great granddaughter. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, November 1, 2017.

 

Lori G. Mills

MARSHVILLE, N.C. - Lori G. Mills, 55, passed away on October the 24th, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Mecklenburg Co., on May the 1st, 1962 to Ted and Peggy

Thomas Gaddy. She was a graduate of Piedmont High School as well as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. Degree in Chemistry. She retired from Anson County Schools after 29 years as a Chemistry Teacher. She was preceded in death by her father Mr. William Ted Gaddy, her paternal grandparents Tyler and Eunice Gaddy and her maternal grandparents Lee and Maggie Lou Thomas. Graveside Services were held at 2pm Friday the 27th of October, 2017 in the Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends in the Olive Branch Baptist Church Fellowship Hall immediately following the service. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Peggy Thomas Gaddy of Marshville. Her sister Lisa Gaddy Davis and her husband Jim of Monroe. Her nieces: Krysta Davis Cearley and her husband Russ of Charlotte and Karla Elizabeth Davis of Nashville, Tenn. Her great-nephew Greyson William Cearley and her great-niece Reagan Elizabeth Cearley. She is also survived by her longtime friend Terry Drye and her faithful dog “BB”. The family has requested memorials be made to: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY, 10004 or The Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 8804 218 E, Marshville, NC 28103. Morgan & Son Funeral Home of Marshville is in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, November 1, 2017.

 

Dillon Gerrald ‘Jerry’ Turner Sr.

CHERAW - Dillon Gerrald “Jerry” Turner, Sr., 84, died Thursday, October, 26, 2017. Born in Marion County (Rains), SC, he was a son of the late Henry Clark and Ina Eulee Gerrald Turner. He was a 1951 graduate of Rains High School and attended Wofford College. Mr. Turner retired in 1991 from Southern Bell Telephone Company with 38 years of service. Upon his retirement he received Life membership in the Telephone Pioneers of America and he regularly attended meetings in Florence, SC. He had 26 years of service in the South Carolina National Guard, from which he retired in 1977. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. In the church he served in many capacities as member and/or chair of the Trustees, Staff-Parrish Relations, Building, Nominations, and Family Life Committees. He was formerly President of the United Methodist Men and was a vital part of the annual United Methodist BBQ for many years. Mr. Turner was also a member of the Men’s Bible Class. He was awarded Father of the Year Award by the United Methodist Women and also was a recipient of the Roy Smith Humanitarian Award presented by the Mission Ministry Team. In the 1970’s, he began his involvement in the Boy Scouts of America (Troop 655) and became more actively involved especially during his years of retirement, serving as Troop Committee Chairman. He received the Silver Beaver Award (2000) from the Pee Dee Area Council and the Vigil Honor of the Order of the Arrow (2002) and District Award of Merit (2002). Numerous Scouts received Eagle Scout recognition because of the influential help and assistance of Mr. Turner, which brought him great joy and honor. Just within the last week he had helped a recent recipient. Along with his wife, he enjoyed gardening and yardwork and was been awarded “Yard of the Month” by the Four Seasons Garden Club. Mr. Turner was an avid Gamecock fan and a supporter of Cheraw High School Athletics. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and church member. He was described as “loyal to his family, loyal to his church and loyal to his friends.”

     He is survived by his adoring wife Patricia “Trish” Morgan Turner (51 years of marriage) of the home; a son, Dillon “Gerrald” Turner, Jr. and his devoted girlfriend Lib Owen, Chesterfield, SC; a daughter, Shannon (Jeffery) Johnson and only grandchild, Kathryn Johnson, of McFarlan, NC; sisters, Marilyn Faust of Virginia Beach, VA, Ralley Sue Shirley of Taylors, SC and Mary Beth Tanck of Lexington, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, and also brothers, Randolph Turner, William Turner and sisters, Minnie Evelyn Turner and Joretta Turner.

     The family received friends from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 29, 2017 in First United Methodist Church Fellowship Building. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 29, 2017 at First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials to: First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Boy Scout Troop 655, c/o FUMC 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.   Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, November 1, 2017.

 

Arthur Thomas ‘Tom’ Wilkerson

PATRICK - Mr. Arthur Thomas “Tom” Wilkerson, age 78, entered into rest on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Bay Springs Baptist Church by Rev. Julian Cato with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service at the church.

     Mr. Wilkerson was born December 9, 1938 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Arthur and Omie Gooden Wilkerson. He was a retired employee of Chesterfield County Department of Transportation with over 25 years of service and a member of Refuge Baptist Church. Tom enjoyed watching wrestling, going to flea markets and yard sales, and always had an eye for a deal. He was a man who enjoyed being in nature, from going to the mountains to taking a drive in the country, or simply sitting on the porch.

     In addition to his parents, Tom was also preceded in death by his sisters, Melba Shephard, and Ruby Lee Wilkerson; 2 grandchildren, Terri Jean Avant and Logan Nicholas Avant.

     Survivors include his children, Teresa (Michael) Joplin of Chesterfield, SC, Sheila (Shorty Cribb) Avant of Hemingway, SC, Crystal (Adam) Tolson of Patrick, SC, Mike Bess of Pageland, SC, and Lisa (Eddie) Gibson of Hartsville, SC; grandchildren, Geno (Summer) Avant of Florence, SC, Daisey Tolson, and Matt Tolson both of Patrick, SC, Haley Bess, and Austin Bess both of McBee, SC, and Logan Gibson of Hartsville, SC; great grandchild, Garrett Matthew Avant; brothers, William “Bill” (Vernie) Wilkerson of Cheraw, SC, Bobby (Sue) Wilkerson of Cheraw, SC; brother-in-law, Freddie Shephard of Patrick, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wilkerson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, November 1, 2017.

 

Zada Graham Gulledge Douglas

RUBY - Mrs. Zada Graham Gulledge Douglas, age 87, entered into rest on Friday, November 3, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Ruby Baptist Church by Pastor Ronald Thurman and Rev. Randy Bishop with burial following in the Ruby Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Monday, November 6, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Douglas was born December 17, 1929 in Ft. Mill, SC a daughter of the late Lewis Alexander Graham, Sr. and Effie Catherine Kirby Graham. A graduate of Fort Mill High School and Winthrop University, “Miss Zada” as she was affectionately known united in marriage to Carroll Newsom Gulledge on June 24, 1950 and began her teaching career that same year which spanned over 42 years. She taught at Cheraw Academy an Chesterfield Elementary School before returning to her “home school” Ruby Elementary where she retired in 1992. Following Mr. Gulledge’s death, Zada united in marriage to Gary Evans Douglas, Jr. and they enjoyed 25 years of marriage until his passing in 2008. Mrs. Douglas was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church and a former member of Ruby Baptist Church where she served as church organist and pianist for over 30 years.

     In addition to her parents and husbands, Zada was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Zada Catherine Riggins; brothers, Lewis Alexander Graham, Jr., and Donald Reese Graham; niece, Dianne Graham; nephews, Carroll Eugene Davis and Michael Dewey Davis.

     Survivors include her daughter, Carol Ann Gulledge of Cheraw, SC; sisters-in-law, Amelia Carolyn “Tootie” Graham of Fort Mill, SC, Loretta Burch of Charlotte, NC, and Naomi White Gulledge of Macon, GA; nephews, Lewis Alexander (Phyllis) Graham, III of Fort Mill, SC, Donald Reese (Celeste) Graham, Jr.; 4 nieces, Catherine Graham (Mark) Stewart of Simpsonville, SC, Robyn Gulledge (Steve) Magyar of Concord, NC, Lisa Ann Gulledge (Dr. Fred) Gaton of Macon, GA, Denise Gulledge White of Macon, GA; 6 great nieces, 9 great nephews, 4 great – great nieces, and 7 great – great nephews; and her beloved feline companion, “Sir Shade Gulledge.”

     Memorials may be made to Paws & Claws, P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Douglas family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, November 8, 2017.

 

Charles F. Hatcher

CLIO - Charles F. Hatcher, 74, died Thursday, November 2, 2017. Born in Marlboro County he was a son of the late Foster Hatcher and Gladys Sweatt Hatcher. He was retired from Delta Mills.

     Surviving is his wife, Evelyn Hatcher of Clio, SC, daughters, Joy Hatcher of Wallace, SC, Debra (Jimmy) H. English of Wallace, SC, Cheryl Smith of Clio, SC, a son, Michael Hatcher of Wallace, SC, sisters Cathy (Junior) Craven of Wallace, SC, Sandra (Greg) Lisenby of Bennettsville, SC, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, his first wife, Sharron S. Hatcher, a son, Charles Christopher Hatcher, a brother, Mitchell Hatcher and a sister, Dorothy Boatwright.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.

     Memorials to: Humane Society of Marlboro County, PO Box 135, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, November 8, 2017.

 

Dorothy Mae Jefferson Jackson

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Formerly of Chesterfield Dorothy Mae Jefferson Jackson, 84, died on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 1 pm from the Shiloh Institutional Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC. Burial followed in the Forest Lawn West Cemetery, Charlotte, NC. She was born May 27, 1933 to the late Collin and Sarah Bittle Jefferson. Survivors: two sons, Franklin Leon Jackson (Sharon) of Charlotte, NC and Johnny Jefferson (Deborah), both of Charlotte, NC; five grandchildren, Leon Jackson, Latoya Davis, Lashan Steele, Rashad Thompson, all of Charlotte, NC and Porcher Jackson of Norfolk, VA; a brother, Sanka Jefferson (Mamie) of Charlotte, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, November 8, 2017.

 

Aquilla M. “Quilly” Kinard Jr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Aquilla M. “Quilly” Kinard, Jr., age 54, entered into rest on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, November 2, 2017, from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Bobby Morton and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Kinard was born December 5, 1962, in Bennettsville, SC, a son of Gladys Quick Kinard and the late Aquilla M. Kinard, Sr. He was the former owner and operator of Quilly’s Auction and was currently employed as an auctioneer with M & M Auction of Jefferson. A true family man who enjoyed horses and the farm life, Quilly will be remembered for his larger than life personality.

     Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Judith “Sue” Kinard of the home; son, Aquilla M. “Will” Kinard, III of Chesterfield, SC; 3 daughters, Courtney B. Kinard of Chesterfield, SC, Kody (Matt) Lisenby of Ruby, SC, and Tonie (Robert) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC; mother, Gladys Kinard of Bennettsville, SC; grandchildren, William Lisenby, Ethan Lisenby, Khloe Rivers; brother, Bern (Kim) Kinard of Lakeland, FL; sister, Leslie “Cissy” (Tim) LaBean of Bennettsville, SC.

     Memorials may be made American Diabetes Association, 107 W. Park Blvd., Ste. 220, West Columbia, SC 29210.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Kinard Family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, November 8, 2017.

 

Willie Mae ‘Redd’ Cash Melton

CHESTERFIELD – Willie Mae “Redd” Cash Melton, 79, died on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3PM from the Galilee A.M.E. Zion Church, McFarlan, Bennie and Blanche Rollins Cash in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: her children, Elaine Little, Bernice Harrell, both of

Charlotte, NC, Blanche Chapman, Brenda Melton NC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. She was born May 2, 1938 to the late

(Nelson Finlayson), Linda McManus, both of Chesterfield, SC, Earl Melton (Loranda) Columbia, SC, Timothy Melton, Stone Mountain, GA, Bobby Melton, Pageland, SC and Jermaine Melton, Cheraw, SC; two sisters, Lillian McCoy, Cheraw, SC and Carolyn Watson, Bronx, NY; two brothers, Wiley Cash, Clio, SC and Alonzo Cash, Cheraw, SC; 20 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, November 8, 2017.  

 

Charlene Miller

Lansing, Mich., formerly Chesterfield – Charlene Miller, 46, died on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11AM from the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. She was born January 21, 1971 in Chesterfield County, SC to Mary Rose Watson Bittle and the late Lonnie Miller, Sr. Survivors: three daughters, Cheyenne Holmes (Aaron), India Jones and Victoria Henry all of Lansing, MI; two grandchildren, Jordan Holmes and Aaron Holmes, Jr., both of Lansing, MI; her mother, Mary Rose Bittle, Chesterfield, SC; four brothers, Lonnie Miller, Jr., Chesterfield, SC, Eldred Miller, Larry Miller, Jr. and Dennis Bernard Miller (Diane), all of Charlotte, NC; five sisters, Lonnette Cox, Brooklyn, NY, Patricia Miller, Huntersville, NC, Mary Barringer (Samuel), Charlotte, NC, Sadie Miller, Chesterfield, SC and Earlene Miller, Concord, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, November 8, 2017.

 

Gloria Wilkinson Overstreet

Gloria Wilkinson Overstreet, 89, widow of Earl Overstreet, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Mrs. Overstreet was born in Thomasville, AL, to the late Richard William Wilkinson and Jeffie Mae Morgan Wilkinson. With Earl, she relocated to Simpsonville in 1968. She retired as the owner and operator of Hearts & Flowers Interiors and was a member of Simpsonville First Baptist Church. Gloria enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, cooking and baking. Because of her business and personal tastes, she was a shopper who had a keen eye for style and value. She could spot a deal, but she most certainly enjoyed the hunt as well.

     Surviving are a son, Rickey Overstreet and wife Miriam; a daughter, Judy White and husband Vernon; two grandchildren, David White and wife Luisa, and Sara Grace Byers and husband Jason; two great-granddaughters, Miranda and McKenzie White; a dear nephew; Jeff Gibson; and a dear niece, Cindy Spillers.

     She was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Billy Wilkinson; and three sisters, Louise Gibson, Dorothy Nell Coate, and May “Dig” Parker.

     Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Simpsonville First Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Steve Genoble. The family received friends immediately following the service. Burial was in Cannon Memorial Park.

     Memorials may be made to Simpsonville First Baptist Church, 3 Hedge Street, Simpsonville, SC 29681; or to McArn Food Bank, P.O. Box 372, Cheraw, SC 29520.    Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, November 8, 2017.

 

Patricia ‘Pat’ Brooks Quick

WALLACE - Patricia “Pat” Brooks Quick, 73, died Saturday, November 4, 2017. Born in Marlboro County she was the daughter of the late Oliver James and Frances Jacobs Brooks. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Ms. Quick was voted best dressed by her high school class (Wallace High 1963). She had been a loving daycare teacher at First United Methodist Church Day Care Center for 30 years. Through the years she has invested in the community by helping to shape young lives and by teaching values that instill a lifetime of learning and giving. She loved spending time with her family and was a devoted caretaker for her mother. She enjoyed romantic comedies and visiting the mountains.

     Surviving are her sons, Michael Irvin Quick and his wife Minnie Quick of Clayton, NC, James Edward Quick and his wife Dr. Angela Quick of Willow Springs, NC, William Terry Quick of Cheraw, SC, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

     The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, November 6, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.

     Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, November 8, 2017.

 

Elizabeth ‘Lib’ James Wallace

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Elizabeth “Lib” James Wallace, age 78, entered into rest on Friday, November 3, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM Monday, November 6, 2017, from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Fred McDaniel and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Monday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Wallace was born June 5, 1939 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Henry Phillip and Donar McLain James. She was a retired employee of Delta Mills and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Lib enjoyed cooking, quilting, gardening and sharing her vegetables with neighbors and friends. She will be remembered as a devoted and loving mother to Robin.

     In addition to her parents, Lib was also preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Wallace; daughter, Robin Wallace; brothers, Julian James and William James; sisters, Madge King, Clara Wallace, Leatha Freeman, Margaret Moore, Jennie Hancock, Katherine Horne, and Nellie James.

     Survivors include her brother, Jadie James of Chesterfield, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wallace family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, November 8, 2017.

 

Lydia Kirven Winburn

PATRICK - Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Kirven Winburn, 100, who died peacefully on Thursday, November 2, 2017, were held at 4 o’clock on Sunday, November 5, 2017, in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Williamsand The Rev. Bob Thomas officiated with burial following in the church cemetery.

     The family received friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 1635 Cedar Creek Road, Hartsville, SC 29550. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is serving the family.

     Mrs. Winburn, the widow of Lewis Winburn, was born in Chesterfield County, SC. She was a daughter of the late Robert Lee Kirven and Bertha Cassidy Kirven. Her life revolved around her faith in God, her church, her family, and her loving friends. She was a prayer warrior, a tremendous caregiver, and will be greatly missed.

     She is survived by her son, The Rev. Dr. Ernest (Brenda) Winburn of Hartsville, SC; daughters, Elma Cranford of Hartsville, SC, Bernice Winburn of Patrick, SC; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her sons, Henry Lee (Barbara) Winburn, James Earl (Betty Lou) Winburn; sisters, Mary Smith, Isabelle Teal; grandson, Henry Lee “Hank” Winburn, Jr.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, November 8, 2017.

 

Jerry H. ‘Joe’ Black

RUBY - Mr. Jerry H. “Joe” Black, age 74, entered into rest on Monday, November 6, 2017 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 12:00 PM Thursday, November 9, 2017 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Dr. Troy Rogers with burial following in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 11:00 – 12:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Johnny and Daphine Black, 471 Taylor Loop Rd., Ruby, SC.

     Mr. Black was born May 10, 1943 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late William Pete and Mammie Mae Joplin Black. He was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and attended Cross Roads Baptist Church. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Joe enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Black was also preceded in death by a brother, Hazel Ray Black; sisters, Elsie Black and Doris Melton.

     Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Linda Price Black of the home; son, Johnny (Daphine) Black of Ruby, SC; grandson, Justin Black of the home; granddaughters, Ashley (Chris) Stancil of Ruby, SC, Kimberly (Thomas) Knight of Chesterfield, SC, and Samantha (Ben) Knight of Jefferson, SC; great grandchildren, Kaylin Knight, Trent Knight, Kameron Knight, August Stancil, Presley Stancil, and Jaxton Knight; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Fu neral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Black Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10A, November 15, 2017.

 

Bruce Carter Chewning

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Bruce Carter Chewning, age 74, entered into rest on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Graveside Services were held at 11:00 AM Monday, November 6, 2017 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends immediately following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home, 1663 Angelus Road, Chesterfield, SC.

     Mr. Chewning was born May 29, 1943 in Wadesboro, NC a son of the late Joe Hart Chewning and Kate Lewis Chewning. He was the retired owner of Chewning’s Construction and a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Chewning was also a member of the S.C. Army National Guard with over 7 years of service. A true family man, Bruce had a passion for helping others. He enjoyed working in his garden and sharing his vegetables with friends and neighbors around the community. He was also an avid Nascar fan.

     In addition to his parents, Bruce was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Tommy Chewning and Robert “Frosty” Chewning; sister, Betty Chewning Davis; and grandson, Stuart Rayfield.

     Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Beverly S. Rayfield Chewning of the home; sons, Larry W. (Deborah) Rayfield, Randy (Donna) Rayfield, Ricky (Mary Ruth) Rayfield, Bruce (Leigh) Chewning all of Chesterfield, SC, Brian (Carrisa) Chewning of Versailles, KY; daughter, Deronda (Billy) Woodward of Chesterfield, SC; 15 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; brother, Glenn Chewning of Wadesboro, NC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Chewning family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10A, November 15, 2017.

 

Mary Frances Cavender Crawley

RUBY - Mrs. Mary Frances Cavender Crawley, age 89, entered into rest on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 5:00 PM Friday, November 10, 2017 at Ruby Baptist Church by Pastor Ronald Thurman, Nathan Gardner, and Bessie Freeman. The family received friends 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Crawley was born March 2, 1928 in San Antonio, TX a daughter of the late Cecil Lloyd Cavender and Dorothy G. Phillips Cavender. She loved her family, her God, and her church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, WMU Director, VBS Director, Training Director, Librarian, and was honored as Church Woman of the Year in 1972. She loved cooking, gardening (both vegetable and flower), and in her later years she loved to color. She took care of her family and worked as a Teacher’s Aide at Ruby Elementary for many years. “Miss Frances” loved all her children. After retirement, she became a caregiver and took care of several sweet ladies.

     In addition to her parents, Frances was also preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Kenneth Crawley, Sr.; sons, William Lloyd Crawley, Edwin Kenneth “Kenny” Crawley, Jr.; granddaughter, Rebekah Anne Crawley; and infant sister, Dorothy May Cavender.

     Survivors include her daughter, Mary Jean C. Freeman of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Bessie Freeman of Ruby, SC, Matthew K. Crawley, Michael P. (Brooke) Crawley, and Lindsay Crawley Lewis all of McBee, SC, Jena C. (Jimmy) Crowder of Cheraw, SC, and Billy (Taylor) Crawley of Nashville, TN; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Keith Crowder of Cheraw, SC, Mackenzie, Katlynn, Jacob and Laney Lewis all of McBee, SC, Bayleigh MaKenna Crawley of McBee, SC; brother, Cecil Lloyd (Kay) Cavender of Orem, Utah; daughters-in-law, Carol Crawley of Franklin, TN, Alice Ann Crawley of McBee, SC; sister-in-law, Sylvia Crawley of Atlanta, GA.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the bands of McBee High School, 264 East Pine Ave., McBee, SC 29101. Frances supported generations of band members and attended all band functions as long as her health allowed.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crawley family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10A, November 15, 2017.

 

Rosalyn Daniels Davis

BRONX, N.Y. – Rosalyn Daniels Davis, 91, died on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10AM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Chatham Hills Memorial Gardens, Inc. She was born in Orangeburg, SC to the late George W. Daniels and Dora Daniels. Rosalyn graduated from Spelman College, Atlanta, GA and Fordham University School of Pharmacy, New York, NY. Upon graduating from pharmacy school, she was hired by St. Luke’s Hospital. Survivors: Pamela E. Byass, Sherry L. Thornton and Jill Davis, all of Bronx, NY; two grandsons, Lorenzo R. Byass and Raynaude A. Byass both of Bronx, NY; two nephews, Maynard Bryant (Renee), Atlanta, GA and James Bryant, IIII Columbia, SC.

      Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10A, November 15, 2017.

 

Anncy Delices

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Anncy Delices, 60, died on Sunday, November 5, 2017. A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4PM from the Union Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC. She was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on November 30, 1956 to Feliciene Edroit Delices and the late Dieudonne Delices. Survivors: three sons, Steevenson F. Pierre, Cheraw, SC, Keef Steve Lauture Gervais and Joel Lauture Gervais, both of Port-au-Prince, Haiti; four daughters, Doris Delices, Farah Delices, Nora Lauture Gervais, all of Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Altegracia Oskeily Sanchez Perez, Havana, Cuba; her mother, Feliciene Edroit Delices, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; six grandchildren, and a greatgrandson.

     Courtesy of Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10A, November 15, 2017.

 

Mable J. Evans

CHERAW - Mrs. Mable J. Evans, age 84, entered into rest on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Funeral Services were held 2 PM Friday, November 10, 2017 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Dan Sullivan with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 12:00 – 1:30 PM Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Evans was born February 27, 1933 in Joanna, SC a daughter of the late Claude and Louise Duckett Johnson, Sr. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield County Public Schools and attended Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. A beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Mable enjoyed gardening and had a special fondness for Irises.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Evans was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman O. Evans; beloved granddaughter, Anna Elizabeth Page; and numerous brothers and sisters.

     Survivors include her children, Susan K. Evans, Oak Island, NC and Pamela D. Page (John), Gray, TN; grandchildren, Paul A. Wallace, IV (Renee), Hartsville, SC; Princeton E. Wallace (Stacey), Oak Island, NC; 5 great grandchildren; Brett Wallace, Reagan Wallace, Ryan Wallace, Gage Terry, and Jaxson Wallace. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Evans family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10A, November 15, 2017.

 

Nellie Donahue Leviner

WALLACE - Mrs. Nellie Donahue Leviner, age 73, entered into rest on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Wayne Burr and Rev. Dave Bradshaw with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends 1:00 – 2:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Leviner was born January 31, 1944 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Franklin and Geneva Hancock Donahue. She was a retired employee of Richmond Apparel and a member of Center Point of Life Baptist Church. Nellie enjoyed walking, shopping, camping and any activity involving time spent with her family.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Leviner was also preceded in death by 1 brother, Jerry Donahue; sister, Beatrice Donahue; and granddaughter, Cassie Lynn Shy.

     Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Tony Leviner of the home; children, Rev. Wayne (Tammy) Burr of Chesterfield, SC, Regina Sizemore of Fayetteville, NC, Becky (Kevin) Pickrel, and April (Willie) Shy of Cheraw, SC, Ricky Leviner of Rockingham, NC, Terry (Ricky) Rushin, and Toni (Jerry) Wessinger both of Summerville, SC; 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Frances Teal of Wadesboro, NC, Frankie Clark of Dillon, SC, and Margaret Barrett of Franklinville, NC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the McLeod Hospice House, 1203 E Cheves St. Florence, SC 29506.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Leviner family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10A, November 15, 2017.

 

Richard N. Lisenby

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Richard N. Lisenby, age 70, entered into rest on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Hopewell Baptist Church by Pastor Phil Wyatt with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00-2:00 PM prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.

     Mr. Lisenby was born March 10, 1947 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Robert Kimble Lisenby and Nelle Hancock Lisenby. He was a retired employee of General Tire and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Richard enjoyed building and spending time with his family.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Lisenby was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Steve and Roger Lisenby.

     Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Betty F. Lisenby of the home; son, Ken Lisenby of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Hope (Myron) Chavis of Cheraw, SC; brothers, Andy (Janice) Lisenby of Chesterfield, SC and Greg (Sandra) Lisenby of Bennettsville, SC; sister, Sara Nelle Rivers of Singapore.

     Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 15084 Hwy 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Heartline Transport Services, 3634 Hwy. 9, Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lisenby family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10A, November 15, 2017.

 

Glen Richard Sellers

CHERAW - Mr. Glen Richard Sellers, age 72, entered into rest on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at his home.

     A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017, from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home at 4:00 p.m. by Rev. Ricky Morton, Jr. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Sellers was born on July 6, 1945, in Chesterfield, SC. He was a son of the late Lonnie Carson and Carrie Jane Hancock Sellers. He was a retired Environmental Operator Assistant with the Town of Cheraw. Glen was a true people person and always enjoyed talking with his friends and meeting new friends as well. He attended Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Sellers was also preceded in death by his 3 brothers, David, Gerald, and Lawson Sellers.

     Survivors include his brother Billy (Mildred) Sellers of Cheraw, SC; 3 sisters, Mamie S. (Harold) Newton of Myrtle Beach, SC, Mary Katherine Meredith of Jamestown, NY, and Margie “Jean” (Len) Hart of Niangua, MO; sister-in-law, Neatus R. Sellers of Cheraw, SC; a number of nieces and nephews; and special friend Nancy Monnoyer of Cheraw, SC.

      Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sellers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10A, November 15, 2017.

 

Andrew C. Baxter

CHERAW - Andrew C. Baxter, 63, died Thursday, November 16, 2017. Born in Savannah, GA, he was the son of the late Dilmus Candler and Margaret Seckinger Baxter. He was a graduate (and member of the Ag Club) of Berry College, Rome, GA. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, baseball, bicycling, eating, fishing and cross country running. He loved spending time with his dogs, cats and fish.

     Surviving is his wife, Lavenia “Levi” Bass Baxter of Cheraw, SC. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a sister, Cynthia Baxter Sears.

     Memorials to the charity of your choice The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

       A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 20, 2017 at Cheraw First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, November 15, 2017.

 

Susan Price Breisch

PAGELAND - Mrs. Susan Price Breisch, 53, of Pageland, South Carolina passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 while surrounded by her loving family. Susan was born on September 18, 1964 in Monroe, North Carolina to Wayne Price and the late Frances Evans Price. Growing up in the Pageland Community, Susan was a jack of all trades, being a renaissance of her time and an entrepreneur at heart. She was a cosmetologist for 33 years, the co-owner of City Slickers for 25 years, while also owning a couple daycares and restaurants. Susan’s outgoing “life of the party” personality made you feel as though you had known her all your life. She was headstrong and was the type of person who was charitable towards other. She put others before herself even if that meant doing without. Susan truly had a servant’s heart. She was an avid motorcyclist and an amazing cook. Susan was a member of Providence Baptist Church, growing up in the church in her younger days, she was there more than the Pastor was. Every time the doors were open you would find her there. She was a loving mother, she lived for her three children, two grandchildren, family, and friends and was extremely proud of them all. Susan made a big impact on the Pageland Community by serving on The Town Council for eight years, as well as, being a member of the Pageland Volunteer Fire Department, where she helped with the clean up after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Susan was a role model to the  Town of Pageland and will be dearly missed by everyone whose life she touched during her time here with us. In addition to her mother, Susan is preceded in death by her brother, Scott Price.  Those left to celebrate and remember her life include her loving son, Kyle Strickland (Courtney) of Pageland, South Carolina; daughters, Farrah Strickland (Meredith Fant) of Orlando, Florida and Carly Strickland (Jeff Parker) of Pageland, South Carolina; two grandchildren, Olivia Strickland (Kyle) and Reeves Fant (Farrah); father, Wayne Price and stepmother, Carolyn Gwin-Price of Pageland, South Carolina; brother, Shawn Price of Pageland, South Carolina; sister of the heart, Libby Moore (Rev. Tim) of Marshville, North Carolina; also one step-sister, Deanna Belk of Pageland, South Carolina. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Moore officiating. Burial fol-lowed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Monday, November 20, 2017 in the sanctuary of Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, South Carolina 29728.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, November 22, 2017.

 

Jimmy Lee Hoyle

WILLOW SPRING, N.C. - Jimmy Lee Hoyle, 64, passed away Tuesday November 15, 2017. Funeral services wer held at 11:00 am on Saturday November 18, 2017 at Benson Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Cashwell officiating. Interment followed at Pinecrest Memorial Park.

     He is survived by his wife; Brenda Bass Hoyle, son; Jeremy Lee Johnson and wife Lea, daughters; Misty Michelle Johnson, Crystal Leigh Langston and her husband Jonathan, sisters; Ann Hostettler, Phyllis Johnson and Sadie Murphy, grandchild; Noah Ray Langston.

     The family received friends on Saturday one hour prior to the service from 10 until 11:00am at the church.  

     Arrangements are with McLaurin Funeral Home, Clayton, N.C. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, November 22, 2017.

 

Thomas E. Lovorn

Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Lovorn, 79, of Petersburg, VA, went to be with the Lord Saturday, November 11, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cell Roane Lovorn, Sr. and Myrtle Iris Parker Lovorn. Rev. Dr. Lovorn retired after 19 years as pastor of Monumental Baptist Church, he then completed interim work before assuming the pastoral position at God’s Storehouse Baptist Church, where he had been serving the community for the last 8 years. His career included pasturing churches in Mississippi, Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina. He attended Mississippi College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Luther Rice Seminary to complete his Doctorate degree. He served on the Board of Directors for the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf and was a professor with Rockbridge Seminary for many years.

     He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janie Johnson Lovorn; daughter, Christy Stawarz and husband, John; four grandchildren, J.T. Stawarz, Micah Stawarz, Christopher Stawarz and Michaela Stawarz; brother, C. Roane Lovorn, Jr; two nephews; and many extended family and friends.

     A funeral service was held at Monumental Baptist Church, 2925 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805, Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.

     Interment followed in Blandford Cemetery. The family received friends at the church for 2 hours prior to the service from 12:00 P.M.

 until 2:00 P.M.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf (CCCD), 100 S. Pine St., Suite 283, Zeeland, MI 49464 or to God’s Storehouse Baptist Church, 5007 Jessup Road, Richmond, VA 23234.

     The family is being served by the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, November 22, 2017.

 

Flovelia ‘Flo’ Spease Outen

CHERAW - Flovelia “Flo” Spease Outen, 87, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017.  She was born July 16, 1930 to Clarence Carrigan and Susan Toler Spease. She was retired from J.P. Stevens with twenty-seven years of employment. Flo was an active member of the First United MethodistChurch, the Kinsey Mulloy Bible Class, United Methodist Women and the Joy Club. She was a loving wife of 70 years and a compassionate mother and grandmother. She was known for making the best deviled eggs. Flo enjoyed visiting shut-ins, playing “dominos” and “Bridge” with close friends, and spending time outside. Her beautiful smile and compassionate soul will be greatly missed.

     Flow is survived by her husband, Ellison Outen of Cheraw, SC, a son, Jimmy (Jenny) Outen of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Ginger O. (Bill) Caughman of Batesburg-Leesville, SC, grandchildren, Mikki MacCheyne of Con- cord, NC, Cynthia (Brady) Vannoy of Daniel Island, SC, Will (Erin) Caughman of Smyrna, GA, Lauren Outen of Richmond, VA, great grandchildren, Catherine MacCheyne and Julia MacCheyne of Concord, NC, Rob Vannoy of Daniel Island, SC, Mark and Elizabeth Caughman of Smyrna, GA and a brother, Bill (Frances) Spease of Darlington, SC.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, also, a brother, Hollis Spease and a sister, Cynthia Spease.

     The family received friends 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Monday, November 20, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Monday, November 20, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

    Memorials to: McLeod Hospice, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502 or First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, November 22, 2017.

 

Kenneth Ray Pruitt

CHERAW - Mr. Kenneth Ray Pruitt, passed away peacefully on Saturday November 18, 2017, at Carolinas Hospital in Florence, SC. Mr. Pruitt was 57 years old. Born September 26, 1960, he was a son of the late Tommy Eugene and Minnie Lee Pate Pruitt. Kenneth was a graduate of the class of 1979 from Bennettsville High School and worked as a machinist at INA Bearing in Cheraw, SC, for the past four years.

     Kenneth was an avid South Carolina Gamecock fan and enjoyed watching NASCAR on Sundays, especially back when his favorite driver, Darrell Waltrip, was racing.

     Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, listed above.

     He is survived by his brother, Mark Pruitt of Lake City, SC; sister, Rhoda McGill of Bennettsville, SC; nieces, Heather Pruitt of Wallace, SC, and Angelica Caulder of Gainesville, Fla.; step-sister, Irene Crist of Tampa, Fla.; and ex-wife, Tammy Dixon of Florence, SC.

     A graveside service was held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday November 20, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Park in Bennettsville, with Rev. Carroll Bazen officiating. The family received friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

     Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Pruitt family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, November 22, 2017.

 

Malcom Lee “Mack” Tolson

PATRICK - Mr. Malcolm Lee “Mack” Tolson, age 71, entered into rest on Friday, November 17, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, November 21,

2017 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Donald Wallace, Jr. with burial following in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens with military honors. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, November 20, 2017 at the funeral home.

     Mr. Tolson was born September 10, 1946 in Hartsville, SC a son of the late William Edward and Lillian Perdue Tolson. He was a retired employee of NAPA Auto Parts with 23 years of service and a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. A U.S. Army Veteran, Mack loved his country, his God, and his family. He enjoyed working in his yard, and his greatest passion was spending time with the love of his life, his 6 year- old grandson, Christian Scott Still.

     In addition to his parents, Mack was also preceded in death by his brothers, W.M. Tolson,; and sister-in-law, Betty Tolson; infant niece, Sandra Tolson; nephew James Lyde Tolson, Mike Tolson.

     Survivors include his children, Abby Leigh (Chris) Still of N. Augusta, SC, Anna Paige Paul of Cheraw, SC; grandson, Christian Scott Still; Companion and Close Friend, Gail Paul of the home; brothers, John E. Tolson of N. Carolina, Eugene (Linda) Tolson of Patrick, SC; sister, Grace Annetta Tolson of Cheraw; also 13 nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Tolson Family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, November 22, 2017.

 

Carlton Gene Walters

WALLACE - Carlton Gene Walters, 59, died Friday, November 17, 2017. Born in Marlboro County, he was a son of  Eva Mae Haire Walters of Wallace and the late Francis Everette Walters. He was a member of White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and singing. He was a Pittsburg Steelers fan and was a talented musician.

     Surviving is his wife Rose  son, Christopher Allen Walters of Wallace, SC, his mother listed above, brothers, William Walters of Bennettsville, SC, J.T. Haire of Marlboro County, SC, Michael DeHart of High Point, NC, Chuckie Lovett of High Point, NC, sisters, Sandra Gail Hall of Wallace, SC, Kathy Yvonne Walters of High Point, NC, Karen Lynn Spaul of High Point, NC, Tonya Michelle Sanchez of Wallace, SC, also several nieces and nephews.

     The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, November 20, 2017 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, November 22, 2017.

 

Michael A. Valverde

Dr. Michael A. Valverde, MD, age 101, entered into rest on Satur-day, November 18, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Monday, November 20, 2017 at Douglas Mill Baptist Church by Rev. Wayne Burr with entombment to follow  in the Douglas Mill Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 12:30 – 2:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

     Dr. Valverde was born September 24, 1916 in San Juan, Ecuador, a son of the late Manuel and Domitila Arias Valverde. After moving to America, he founded the Valverde Clinic in 1963 and practiced family medicine until his retirement in 2015. He was a faithful member of Douglas Mill Baptist Church and enjoyed working and being outdoors, and spending time with his dogs.

     In addition to his parents, Dr. Valverde was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Grace DeFeris Valverde; son, Mark Johnathan Valverde; and siblings, Afrayes Valverde, Eltavina Valverde, Flora Valverde, Grima Valverde, Pasteriza Valverde, Targelia Valverde, Octavio Valverde, and Elvteria Valverde.

     Survivors include his children, Holly Angell of Mocksville, NC, Sandi V. (Wallace) McBride of Jefferson, SC, Toni (Tim) Bush of Columbia, SC, Nicole (Kevin) Hayes of Lake View, SC, Michael Douglas (Lisa) Valverde of Seven Lakes, NC; 8 grandchildren, Rebekkah (Alex) Todd, Amy (Scott Smith) Angell, Victoria (Richard Stewart) Angell, Wallace (Sara) McBride, Jr., Michael Arias (Anna) McBride, David (Maggie) Bush, Alex Bush, and Mikaela Grace Hayes; 6 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chesterfield County Council on Aging, P.O. Box 45, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Valverde family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, November 22, 2017

 

Caston Adams

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Caston Adams, age 95, entered into rest on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Funeral Services were after the press deadline. Mr. Adams was born April 14, 1922 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Earl May and Minnie Hancock Adams. He was a World War II Army Veteran and a recipient of the World War II Victory Medal. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Caston enjoyed spending time with his family. Mr. Adams was a life-long farmer who enjoyed being outdoors working and building.

     In addition to his parents, Caston was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ruth White Adams; brothers, Wesley Adams, El Reso Adams, Gardner Adams, and Julious Adams; sister, Bobbie Jean Baker.

    Survivors include hisdaughter, Helen (Tony)  Stroud of Chesterfield, SC; 2 grandchildren, Leigh Ann (“Buck”) White of Chesterfield, SC, Suzie (Chris) Kilian of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Krystan White, Ashtan White, Katie Kilian, Kelly Kilian, and Christopher Kilian; brother, Nolan Adams of Hartsville, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Fu-neral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Adams family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, November 29, 2017

 

Sherrie Marie Brock

CHESTERFIELD – Sherrie Marie Brock, 41, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Born in Bennettsville, SC, she was the daughter of Linda Faye Chapman of Cheraw, SC and the late Robert William Brock, II. She loved talking about the Lord.

     Surviving is her son, Christian Gaige Brock of Cheraw, SC, Magen Alaina Brock of Cheraw, SC, her mother listed above, a brother, Robert William Brock, III of Cheraw, SC.

     Memorial arrangements areincomplete at this time.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, November 29, 2017.

 

Rayford L. ‘Buddy’ Burr

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Rayford L. “Buddy” Burr, age 67, entered into rest on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Rick Henderson and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, November 27, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Burr was born October 6, 1950 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Judson Lee and Nellie Caulder Burr. He was the overseer for Riverwood Farms for over 30 years and a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. An avid outdoorsman, Buddy enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Burr was also preceded in death by 1 son, Bobby Ray Burr; brother, Danny Ray Burr; and 5 sisters, Christine Holly, Irene Rhynes, Betsy Evans, Elizabeth Gulledge, and Peggy Simms.

     Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Vernitta S. Burr of the home; son, Justin Burr of Chesterfield, SC; brother, Sonny Burr of Mt. Croghan, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, SC 29741

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Burr family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, November 29, 2017

 

Leroy Mumford Jr.

CHERAW - Mr. Leroy Mumford, Jr., age 84, entered into rest on Monday, November 20, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from the Chapel of  Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home by Dr. Lindsey Powell and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Sunset Memorial Park of Bennettsville, SC. The family greeted friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Mumford was born January 12, 1933 in Marlboro County, a son of the late Leroy Mumford, Sr. and Daisy Pope Mumford. He was an employee Carolina Canners, Inc. in Cheraw, SC, for several years. Mr. Mumford was also a carpenter for many years. He was a loving father and grandfather. He en joyed farming, fishing, and tinkering with his tractors.

     In addition to his parents, Leroy was preceded in death by a son, William “Billy” Mumford, and a daughter, Brenda Kay Mumford; brother, William “Buddy” Mumford.

     Survivors include 1 son, R.D. (Mary) Mumford of Chesterfield, SC; 1 daughter, Joyce A. (J.B.) Wood of Chesterfield, SC; 2 brothers, James Mumford of Bennettsville, SC and Richard (Linda) Mumford of Gibson, NC; 3 sisters, Eloise Oliver of Bennettsville, SC, Mary Frances (Tom) Atkinson of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Katie Gause of Bennettsville, SC; also 9 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Mumford family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, November 29, 2017

 

Bernice Brock Rivers

CHERAW - Mrs. Bernice Brock Rivers, age 89, entered into rest on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Brock’s Mill Baptist Church by Rev. Donald Wallace, Jr. and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 4:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, November 25, 2016 at the of her daughter, Norma Hemric, 2395 Orchard Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Mrs. Rivers was born in the Brock’s Mill community of Cheraw on March 19, 1928 a daughter of the late Squire Kirby and Ella Belle Liles Brock. She was the Valedictorian of her graduating class at Zoar High School. A member of Brock’s Mill Baptist Church, Bernice loved the Lord and her church. Her hobbies enjoyed working in her flowers, gardening, and spending time with her family.

     In addition to her parents, Bernice was also preceded in death by her husband, Bradley Homer Rivers; brother, Edward Brock; sisters, Ethel Britt, Ruth Brock, Mable Eisenschmid, Nora Morris, Bytha Campbell, and Margie Teal; 2 grandchildren, Rose Hemric and Kathryn Brigman.

     Survivors include her son, Preston Rivers of Laurel Hill, NC; 3 daughters, Anita (Charlie) Ansell of Rocky Point, NC, Patricia (Mike) Brigman of Clio, SC, and Norma Gail Rivers (Dean) Hemric of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Tammy Hemric of Archdale, NC, Garry (Mary) Hemric of Thomasville, NC, Anthony (Alicia) Hemric of High Point, NC, Cheryl Hemric of High Point, NC, Malcolm (Michelle) Brigman of Bennettsville, SC, Bradley (Brooke) Brigman of Laurinburg, NC, Matthew McIntyre of NC, Patti (Michael) May of Wilmington, NC, Kimmy (Derek) DeSimone of Daytona Beach, FL, Ashley (Damien) Warren of Cheraw, SC; Christopher Rivers Huffman, Brittany Rivers Huffman of Laurel Hill, NC; and 14 great grandchildren and 2 on the way.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home  of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers famil.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, November 29, 2017

 

Daniel F. Thompson

HOLLY HILL- Daniel Franklin “Pop” Thompson, 82, husband of Barbara Turnage Hall Thompson, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at Trident Hospital.  Funeral service was held at 11am Wednesday, November 22 at Avinger Funeral Home with Bob Kronyak officiating. Burial was at 1pm Friday, November 24 at the Florence National Cemetery with military honors. The family received friends from 5 pm until 7pm Tuesday, November 21 at the funeralhome.

     Mr. Thompson was born in Whiteville, NC a son of the late Sadie Pope Thompson and Daniel Thompson. He was a retired truck driver, a Baptist, and a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

     Mr. Thompson was predeceased by a daughter, Pearl Mcghee; a son Paul Cartrette; and a brother, Joe Thompson.

     Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife of the home; daughters, Earlene “Sue” (Jim) Toth of Colorado Springs, CO and Meryl Stamp (Marvin) Staller of Holly Hill; a sister, Annette Davis of Whiteville, NC; and a number of grandchildren.

     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park, Ste 10,Raleigh, NC 27615. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, November 29, 2017

 

William Fate Albright

PAGELAND - Mr. William Fate Albright, 18, of Pageland, South Carolina passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Will was born on January 10, 1999 in Lancaster, South Carolina to Billy Albright and Tina Hendrix. Will loved spending time with his family, especially his son, Layne to which he was a wonderful father to. He was devoted to his son and fiancé, Amber. In his free time, Will enjoyed riding motorcycles and dirt bikes, as well as, playing guitar. He really loved music and was quite the talented musician. Will was also a proud employee of Connectivity in Concord, North Carolina.

     Will is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Tommy Hendrix. Those left to celebrate and remember his life include his loving father and stepmother, Billy Albright (Hollie Hadac) of Pageland,  South Carolina; mother, Tina Hendrix of Pageland, South Carolina; fiancé, Amber Rogers of Pageland, South Carolina; son, Layne Fate Albright of Pageland, South Carolina; brother, Mason McKnight of Pageland, South Carolina; sister, Madeline McKnight of Pageland, South Carolina; Paternal Grandparents, J.D. and Mildred Albright, and Maternal Grandmother, Margie Hendrix.

     A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 3:00 PM on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Providence Baptist Church with Dr. Roger Wall officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Baumgartner Funeral Home, 708 West McGregor Street, Pageland, South Carolina 29728.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina (www.baumgartnerfh.com) is assisting theAlbright Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, December 6, 2017

 

Ernest Randolph Eskridge

CHERAW - Mr. Ernest Randolph Eskridge, age 94, entered into rest on Friday, November 24, 2017. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 2:00 PM Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Faith Presby- terian Church by Pastor Joe Arnold. The family greeted friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

     Mr. Eskridge was born May 8, 1923 in Cheraw, SC a son of the late John Washington and Cora Clodfelter Eskridge. Following his graduation from Cheraw High School, Ernest moved to Washington, DC where he worked for the F.B.I. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served our country during World War II. Mr. Eskridge was a charter member of Faith Presbyterian Church and a sixty-year member of the American Legion Post 23 in Cheraw, SC. He was known as a true “handyman” who enjoyed tinkering and working on anything.

     In addition to his parents, Ernest was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 70 years, Emma Rae Hammond Eskridge; and 7 brothers and 3 sisters.

     Survivors include his children, Nancy Eskridge Scoggins of Columbia, SC and Randy (Nancy) Eskridge of Mauldin, SC; grandchildren, Dixon (Lauren) Scoggins of Simpsonville, SC, and Matthew (Andrea) Eskridge of Baltimore, MD; great-grandchildren, Jack Elliott Eskridge and Ellery Scoggins; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church, 900 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eskridge family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, December 6, 2017.

 

Albert Lynn Rollings Sr.

JEFFERSON - Mr. Albert Lynn Rollings, Sr. (affectionately known by everyone as Honey), 82, of Jefferson, SC went to be with his Lord on Friday, December 1, 2017 while surrounded by his loving family.

     Honey was born on July 21, 1935 to the late Richard (Rich) and Gertie Lynn Rollins. He loved his country and served faithfully in the Navy during the Korean War. Honey was a lifelong resident of Jefferson and the owner of City Service Station (also known as “Honey’s”) for over sixty-two years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family. Honey lived to help others, he never met a stranger, and he truly had a servant’s heart. He was a member of Jefferson First Baptist Church and Macedonia Lodge 239. He is preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Rollins, his sisters, June Rollins, Jane Rollins Sullivan and Joy Rollins Ingram, and his granddaughter, Sarah Ashley Rollings.

     Honey is survived by his devoted wife of 29 years, Martha Timmons Rollings, his brother-in law, Pete Ingram of Moultrie, GA, his three sons, Al Rollings (Jane), Todd Rollings (Kym), and Ritchie Rollings (Rachel), his three step-children, Charlie Benton, Teresa Rollins (Phil), and Craig Benton, thirteen grandchildren, Lynn Rollings (Krystal), Andrew Rollings (Laura), Anna Rollings, Joseph, John Ashley, Ella, Matthew and Paul Rollings, Lacey Lowery (Jason), Zane, Beau, and Victoria Rollins, and Travis Benton; and four great-grandsons, Gaige and Grayson Lowery, Seth Rollings and Kingston Jackson. Honey is also survived by many nieces and nephews who were all dear to his heart, especially his niece Susan Melton (Larry). Susan cared for him faithfully and he loved her like a daughter.

     A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Jefferson First Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Hunter officiating. Burial followed at Jefferson Town Cemetery.

     The family received friends immediately following the committal service and other times at the home, 127 South Lee Street, Jefferson, South Carolina 29718.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709 or Jefferson First Baptist Church, PO Box 247, Jefferson, South Car- olina 29718.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Rollings Family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, December 6, 2017

 

Forrest ‘Buck’ White III

CHESTERFIELD – Major Forrest “Buck” White, III (SCNG Retired), age 51, entered into rest on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Pastor Randy Bishop and Phillip Caulder, Jr. Burial with full military honors followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery officiated by Rev. Bobby Norris. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. White was born November 28, 1966 in Chesterfield, SC a son of Baxter Jr. and Bernadine Diggs White. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, class of 1985 and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Winthrop University. Mr. White was a retired member of the S.C. Army National Guard with 21 years of service. During that time, he was actively deployed serving in the Operation Iraqi Freedom in the U.S. Army. A decorated veteran, Major White was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. Major White served as the commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11251 in Chesterfield, SC.

     Buck was employed with Sandhill Telephone as a Central Office Installer with over 17 years of service and attended Chesterfield Baptist Church. Although his military career was a vital part of his life, Buck’s first priority was to his family. Being a loving and supporting dad to his daughters was his true passion. From each sporting event to each dance recital, he was always there.

     Mr. White was preceded in death by his brother, David C. White, and 1 niece, Huntley Sophia White.

     Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Leigh Ann White of the home; children, Ashtan White and Krystan White; parents, Baxter Jr. and Bernadine White; 1 brother, Dennis White all of Chesterfield, SC; 1 sister, Tami (Ricky) Grice of Cheraw, SC; nephews, Brad, Emerson, and Carlyle; nieces, Amber and Abi Gail.

     All active and retired military personnel and Buck’s extended family at Sandhill telephone are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers.

     Memorials may be made to the VFW Post 11251 in Commander White’s memory, P.O. Box 584, Shiloh Acres Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the White family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, December 6, 2017

 

Donald L. ‘Don’ Eddins

RUBY- Mr. Donald L. “Don” Eddins, age 86, entered into rest on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Ruby Baptist Church by Rev. Ronald Thurman and Rev. Ralph Jacobs with burial following in the Ruby Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:30 – 3:00 PM prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

     Mr. Eddins was born September 10, 1931 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Dewey E. and Neal Sellers Eddins. He was a graduate of Ruby High School, Class of 1949, and a life-long member of Ruby Baptist Church where he faithfully served as former Deacon, Sunday school teacher, and was actively involved in the Baptist Men. Mr. Eddins was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and a retired employee of McLane Trucking and former employee of Hennis Freight Lines and Johnson Motor Lines. An avid outdoorsman and true family man, Don enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and spending time with his dogs.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Eddins was also preceded in death by his son, Donald Edward Eddins; daughter, Janet Faye Eddins Hutson; brother, Leland Eddins; and sisters, Belma Faye Edge- worth and Evelyn Thurman.

     Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth “Lib” Eddins of the home; 2 sons, David Russell (Lisa Steen) Eddins of Ruby, SC, and Robert Scott (Gini) Eddins of Cheraw, SC; 7 grandchildren, Lori Dawn Morton of Ruby, SC, Monika Lynn Eddins Mucci of Chesterfield, SC, Robert Glenardo “Trey” Hutson, III, Kristin Kara Hutson, and Cameron Scott Eddins all of Cheraw, SC, Holt Landon Eddins of Chesterfield, SC, and Greer Elizabeth Eddins of Cheraw, SC; also 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eddins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, December 13, 2017.

 

William Emmett ‘Bill’ Hough

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. William Emmett “Bill” Hough, age 76, entered into rest on Friday, December 8, 2017. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 2:00 PM Monday, December 11, 2017 from the chapel of Miller- Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Bruce Adams and Phillip Caulder Jr. The family greeted friends from 1:00-2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Hough was born December 27, 1940 in Wadesboro, NC. A son of the late William Augustus “Bubba” Hough and Kathryn Matthews Hough, Bill was educated in the Chesterfield Schools and Clemson College. Bill retired as owner and agent of Hough Insurance Agency after 41 years. Bill was an avid Clemson fan and was an IPTAY member for 43 years. He was a former member of the Chesterfield Rescue Squad and served as a former member of the Board of Advisors for both The Bank of Chesterfield and First Citizens Bank. Bill loved traveling with his wife and experienced all 7 continents. Bill also enjoyed camping with his motor home club friends, and spending time and fellowship with his “Y” friends.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Hough was preceded in death by his sister, Amelia “Taddy” Hough and by his brother Minor Hough.

     Surviving are his wife of 53 years Brenda Rivers Hough of the home; 2 sons, William Emmet Hough Jr. and his wife Lawson of Columbia, SC and Robert A. “Austin” Hough and wife Beth of Chesterfield, SC; 4 grandchildren, Jenna Grace Hough, Robert Ethan Hough, Katherine Mercer Hough, and William Emmet Hough III.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County PO Box 293 Chesterfield, SC or to St. Paul United Methodist Church 305 W. Main St Chesterfield SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hough family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, December 13, 2017.

 

Laura Mangum Jordan

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Laura Mangum Jordan, age 96, entered into rest on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, December 1, 2017 at St. Paul United Methodist Church by Pastor Bruce Adams and Phillip Caulder, Jr. The family hosted a reception and greeted friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of the church. Following the reception, a brief committal service was held in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

     Mrs. Jordan was born March 18, 1921 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Inglis Parks and Ella Funderburk Mangum. She was the Valedictorian of her graduating class at Chesterfield High School and a graduate of Winthrop College. Mrs. Jordan was a dedicated member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and spending time at the beach.

     In addition to her parents, Laura was also preceded in death by her husband, James Elmer Jordan; son, Dennis Wylie Jordan; sisters, Sara Mangum Redfearn, Alma Arant Graham, Atha Ingram, Mary Inglis Smith; and brothers, Thomas Gibson Mangum, Inglis Parks Mangum, and Benjamin Welsh Mangum.

     She leaves behind her daughter, Gail Eileen Jordan of Columbia, SC and Isle of Palms, SC; beloved grandson, Dennis Wylie Jordan, Jr. and his wife, Laura Faulders Jordan, and their young daughter, Elizabeth McRae Jordan all of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, and was especially close to Billy and Betty Redfearn, Peggy Redfearn, Melinda Rivers Jordan Ford, Tommy Ford, and Thomas Ford, Jr. all of Charleston, SC; and her 4-legged grand dogs, “Daisy” and “Cricket”.

     She also had a special bond with her primary caregiver and “pretend” daughter, Janice Wilson. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or Paws and Claws, P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jordan family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, December 13, 2017.

 

Marie Shawnté Lile Lindsey

CHESTERFIELD – Marie Shawnté Lile Lindsey, 39, died on Friday, December 1, 2017. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 1PM from the Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. She was born May 24, 1978 in Cheraw, SC to Harvey Liles and the late Lula Marie Liles.

     Survivors: her husband, Michael Lindsey; children, Untavia Lindsey, Unquaya Lindsey, Lumauré Lindsey and Azyiaheze Lindsey all of Chesterfield, SC; a stepdaughter, Kamilah Lindsey, Albemarle, NC; a grandson, Dacren Riley, Albemarle, NC; her father, Harvey Liles, Monroe, NC; and a brother, Rodney Liles (Lashia), Rockingham, NC.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, December 13, 2017.

 

Audrey Sellers Rayfield

LEXINGTON – Audrey Sellers Rayfield died on November 16, 2017 in West Columbia, SC at the age of 89. Audrey is survived by her daughter Cynthia Jeffcoat (Larry) of Lexington, SC, her two sons, Joel Rayfield (Joy) of Goodyear, AZ and Terry Rayfield (Debby) of Haines City, FL, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Lloyd “Bud” Rayfield, her parents, James Arnold and Addie Sellers, three brothers, Robert Eleby Sellers, Johnnie Carson Sellers, and Laland Sellers, and four sisters, Beulah McManus, Mary Madge Hooks, Permelia Short, and Jessie Sellers.

     Audrey was born on December 1, 1927 in Chesterfield, SC. She graduated from Ruby High School. She married Lloyd on December 4, 1948. She worked with her sister, Madge, in her Beauty Shop in Chesterfield and later graduated from Collette Beauty School receiving her South Carolina Cosmetologist license. Later in life she opened her own shop which she enjoyed. She named her shop Modesty II Beauty Shop in honor of the first beauty shop where she worked and her sister, Madge, owned.

     A Memorial Service was held December 2, 2017 at 11:00AM at Thompson Creek Baptist Church, 3365 Wamble Hill Rd, Chesterfield, SC. Chaplain Joel Rayfield officiated at the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church, 3365 Wamble Hill Rd, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, December 13, 2017.

 

Nancy Emerick Monnoyer

CHERAW - Nancy Emerick Monnoyer, 79, died, Sunday, December 10, 2017. Born in Brookville, PA, she was a daughter of the late Fred McKinley Emerick and Minnie Mae Smith Emerick, and the widow of Perry O. Monnoyer, Jr. She was a member of Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC, and loved going to church. She enjoyed shopping and loved spending time with family.

     Surviving is her son, Robert Perry Monnoyer of Darlington, SC, daughters, Kimberly M. (Rick) Morris of Florence, SC, Jana M. Oliver of Darlington, SC, sisters, Shirley Jean Shrefler of Brunswick, OH, Joycelyn (Neil) Silvis of Brookville, PA, grandchildren, Brandi N. (Jeffery) Knight, Ashton Monnoyer, Chelsea Monnoyer, Peri Monnoyer, great

grandchildren, Madison Little and Lyla Dennis.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also siblings, Kenneth Emerick, Robert Emerick, William Emerick, Jack Emerick, Barbara McGaughey.

     A graveside service was held 3:00 PM, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, December 20, 2017

 

Jimmy Lee Rogers

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Jimmy Lee Rogers, 82. Died Thursday, December 14, 2017. Born in Cheraw, SC he was the son of the late Ethel McDonald Rogers. He was re- tired from

Winn Dixie (42 years). He attended Cheraw High School.  Mr. Rogers was a US Army Veteran and also had served in the South Carolina Army National Guard. His greatest joy was loving his grandchildren.

     Surviving is his son, Lowell (Ashlee) Rogers of Nashville, NC, a daughter, Beth (Dennis) Allred of Colfax, NC, grandchildren, Garrett Allred, Hailey Allred, Lila Allred, Lawson Rogers, a sister, Mary Byrd of Columbia, SC, also cousins, Pat Huggins, Joyce Parker and Rita Brock.

     He was preceded in death by his mother listed above, also, a sister, Jean Sharpe, and a nephew, Robert Rogers.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM, Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service with military honors was held 3:00 PM Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials to: Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr, High Point, NC 27262. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, December 20, 2017

 

 Jimmy W. Jenkins

JEFFERSON - Mr. Jimmy W. Jenkins, age 71, entered into rest on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Bethel Baptist Church by Hospice Chaplain Rev. Don Rhyne and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, December 18, 2017, at Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 Hwy. 151, Jefferson, SC.

     Mr. Jenkins was born August 23, 1946, in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the

Late Woodrow Wilson and Annie Mae Boone Jenkins. He was a graduate of Jefferson High School and a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Jenkins was a retired truck driver and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. An avid outdoorsman, Jimmy enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and driving his tractor. His favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Jenkins was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Paul “Nub” Jenkins, and Dale Jenkins; and 1 sister, Amo Jean Johnson.

     Survivors include his devoted wife of 49 years, Betty Gardner Jenkins of the home; 2 sons, Ricky Young of Pageland, SC and Tim Young of Jefferson, SC; 2 daughters, Regina (Tim) Estridge of Kershaw, SC, and Gail (Gerry) Ward of McBee, SC; grandchildren, Ryan Estridge, Adam Ward, Holly Block, Joel Carroll, Clint Price, and Shannon McWaters; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Ricky (Linda) Rogers of Jefferson, SC; 2 sisters, Betty (Burris) Hammond of Chesterfield, SC, and Frances Horton of Pageland, SC.

     The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Hospice of Chesterfield County and special friends, Tommy and Janice Grant for the love, care and concern shown to Jimmy and their family.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC, 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jenkins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, December 27, 2017

 

Bobby Ray Lane

CHERAW - Bobby Ray Lane, 62, died Monday, December 18, 2017. Born in Dillon, SC he was a son of George Lane of Cheraw, SC and the late Helen Jewel Hatchell Lane. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, McFarlan, NC. Mr. Lane was a US Army Veteran. He was an avid USC Gamecock fan.

     Surviving are his sons, John A. (Reene) Lane of Chesterfield, SC, Bobby Ray (Allison) Lane, Jr. of Summerville, SC, a daughter, Jessica L. Gibson of Chesterfield, SC, his father listed above, brothers, Keith (Sherry) Lane of Cheraw, SC,Richard (Denise) Lane of Columbia, SC, Cecil (Sharon) Lane of Calabash, NC, grandchildren, Jack Lane, Dusty Lane, Joshua Gibson, Jonathan Gibson, Alyssa Atkinson and Travis Lane.

     He was preceded in death by his mother listed above, brothers, Glenn Lane and Steve Lane.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC

     A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, McFarlan, NC. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, December 27, 2017

 

Roy Franklin Parnell

CHERAW - Mr. Roy Franklin Parnell, age 85, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Graveside Services were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 23, 2017 at First Southern Methodist Church Cemetery by Phillip Caulder, Jr. The family received friends on Friday evening from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the home, 101 Dogwood Circle, Cheraw, SC.

     Mr. Parnell was born March 27, 1932 in Cheraw, SC a son of the late George Ervin and Kezzie Caulder Parnell. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a charter member of First Southern Methodist Church. Roy, along with his wife, was the former owner and operator of Parnell’s Grocery for many years. He was a devoted and dedicated husband, loving father, and proud grandfather.

     In addition to his parents, Roy was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Maude Quick Parnell; and 1 sister, Martha Sue Mancill.

     Survivors include his son, Harvel (Joy) Parnell of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Dr. Kate (Taylor) Fisher of Columbia, SC, and Chris Parnell of Augusta, GA.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Parnell family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, December 27, 2017